Shingle-style coastal house gets stunning remodel in Manchester-by-the-Sea

shingle style coastal home exterior

This historic shingle-style coastal house was beautifully renovated by OLSON LEWIS + Architects, located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, a coastal town on Cape Ann, in Essex County, Massachusetts. In the quest to celebrate the home’s heritage, the project team focused on maintaining its character by deciding what could be preserved or restored.

They embraced the traditional details, indoors and out. They switched out mismatched vinyl replacement windows with Marvin windows that matched the turn-of-the-century details. Continue below to see the rest of this spectacular home tour…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT OLSON LEWIS + Architects BUILDER Wild Apple Homes STYLING Sarah Sumner Design CABINETRY Kidder Blaisdell WoodworksWINDOWS + DOORS The Marvin Brand

beach style staircase

What We Love: This shingle-style coastal house was reimaged with light and airy living spaces that are warm and welcoming. There are so many beautiful details in this home, from the cozy living room with its built-in window seat to the light-filled kitchen with its creamy color palette and hand-painted, custom cabinetry. Overall, the project team did a beautiful job of updating this historical home into a relaxing haven that blends coastal charm with contemporary comforts.

Tell Us: What details in this home renovation project do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Massachusetts: A historic seaside cottage gets a charming makeover in Vineyard Haven and A historic home on Nantucket Island gets a beautifully charming update.

beach style staircase

beach style entry with a built-in leather bench and closets

Above: The home’s entryway features a built-in leather bench and closets, providing a space to sit down and take off your shoes. The closets offer functional storage for storing outdoor gear.

beach style powder room with a custom furniture sink

beach style living room with a built-in window seat

beach style living room

beach style living room

beach style dining room with built-in bookcases and paneled walls and windows

Above: A large dining room with built-in bookcases and paneled walls and windows.

beach style dining room with built-in bookcase

Above: The dining room features a built-in bookcase.

beach style dining room with built-in bookcase

opening onto the screen porch from the dining room

Above: French doors lead out to the screened porch from the dining room, perfect for entertaining.

beach style screened porch

Above: This screened porch is situated just off of the dining room.

beach style kitchen

Above: This renovated kitchen features a new oriel window extension that holds the sink and cabinets with windows on three sides. Built-in dishwasher, trash and recycling, and refrigerator.

beach style kitchen with a oriel window extension

butlers pantry

Above: The butler’s pantry serves as a space adjacent to the kitchen for food preparation, storing serving pieces, and staging meals before they are brought into the dining area. It is also used as a wet bar.

beach style home bar

beach style bedroom with a fireplace

Above: This built-in bench seat next to the fireplace creates an idyllic nook for relaxation and warmth in the owner’s bedroom.

beach style built-in bench detail

beach style kids bedroom

beach style bathroom with a custom furniture sink

beach style bedroom

beach style bedroom fireplace

beach style bathroom

beach style staircase

beach style home office

beach style laundry room sink

Above: Just off the main entry, the hall features a built-in bench, storage, coat closet, half bath, and laundry room. The owner sourced the reclaimed laundry room door, laundry table, sink, and mirror; each piece has a story.

beach style laundry room

beach style sunroom

PHOTOGRAPHER Jared Kuzia Photo

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