It was a serious case of water on the brain. For 10 long years, a Boston-area couple had looked for a house right on the shore without finding anything they loved. Turned off by the charmless McMansions multiplying on Cape Cod and Boston's North Shore and by skyrocketing prices for the area's waterfront property, they simply kept looking.
The facade looks largely as it did in 1910, but for the addition of windows on the second and third floors.
Jennifer Palumbo, Jennifer Palumbo Interior Design
, Newton, MA; 617-332-1009Kitchen designer:
Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company
, Boston, MA; 617-439-8800Contractor and carpenter:
Chris Monaco, Monaco-Johnson
, Salem, MA; 978-745-0606Built-ins:
Dionne's Cabinetry, Salem, MA; 978-740-5922Paint:
OC-17 White Dove (living room, kitchen, dining room, and third-floor bedroom walls), Benjamin MoorePine flooring: Saulnier Hardwood Floors
, Peabody, MA; 781-595-7232