whole house remodel cape cod old restaurant house living room with harbor facing windows, beams, wainscoting and original wood floors
Photo: Eric Roth
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Calling on Historical Cues

Despite the obvious issues, the place had an aura. "I loved all the historical details," says Kevin. "And we were both attracted by its quirkiness. I relished the idea of carving out living spaces from this somewhat bizarre house. We saw it for the first time in the morning, and by afternoon I was sketching floor plans."

Shown: The living room is in the oldest part of the house, with a pair of windows facing the harbor where the Mayflower Compact was signed. The beams, wainscoting, and floors are all original.

Sofa: restorationhardware.com
Cocktail table: 1stdibs.com
Rug: madelineweinrib.com
Wing chair: mgbwhome.com
Wing-chair fabric: duralee.com
Floor and table lamps: arteriorshome.com
End table: wisteria.com
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