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The Westerly Project

A 1940s ranch will be transformed into an updated Dutch Colonial revival

Westerly project house exterior Anthony Tieuli

This shingled ranch in Westerly, Rhode Island was built in 1949. The original owner crafted the kitchen cabinets himself and oversaw the construction of a knotty pine paneled country home. The same family lived in the house until it was purchased last year by the new owners.

Homeowners: Scott and Shayla Adams

General Contractor: Sweenor Builders

Location: Westerly, RI

Scope: Scott and Shayla bought the house recently for their growing family. It’s currently a little over 2,000 square feet with four bedrooms. They plan to change the style from a ranch to a Dutch Colonial. A slight bump out in the back increases the size of the kitchen and dining room and opens the floor plan.

A second floor addition adds 1,000 square feet and makes space for a new master suite plus bedrooms for the two girls, Emily and Malin. The first floor features a spacious guest bedroom, an office and a laundry room. A deck wraps around the back of the house. Future plans call for a detached two-car garage.