Built within a quintessential coastal New England village, this house is a collage of
extremes: an 18th century original “Cape” at one end, and an open, spatially flowing, loft−
like addition towards the back yard. The owners’ previous home − a commanding ship
captain’s house built in 1851 − was just around the corner, and they had grown tired of
maintaining its 17 rooms and extensively landscaped grounds, including a five−acre
arboretum designed in 1939 by Woodward Manning. The couple and their twin sons
wanted to substantially downsize, and to create a more light−filled, contemporary house in
keeping with their modern lifestyle and passion for cooking. When a fixer−upper essentially
in their backyard came on the market, they leapt at the chance to create their dream house.

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