the waterfront barrington rhode island beach house
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On the Waterfront

This 1925 seaside cottage in Barrington, Rhode Island, will be the subject of the winter 2011-12 season of This Old House TV. The 1,600-square-foot house, which was built as a tiny, seasonal Cape Cod, has fallen victim to a hodgepodge of poorly planned additions and remodels. So Norm Abram, along with architect Mary Brewster, builder Andrew Tiplady, and the rest of the TOH TV team, will help turn it into a cheerful year-round homestead. The project will include a modest 120-square-foot two-story addition on the east side of the house, a bedroom addition above an existing garage, and a second-story balcony that will afford the homeowners sweeping views of Narragansett Bay.

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