Gloucester Beach Cottage

Renovation/Addition and Interior Design Services


This Gloucester beach property near Good Harbor Beach had been in the client’s family for years, but was in dire need of an upgrade. The design involved tearing down the existing home and building a new beach house on top of the old foundation with more bedrooms and bathrooms than before. The exterior features many craftsman trim elements such as the roof brackets, lattice work, brick red Pella windows, a screened porch, and a Cupola. For the interior, the clients wanted an open floor plan for their first floor without making the space feel too massive. Half-walls, columns, and false beams help to delineate the entry, eating area, kitchen, and living room from other areas, while still making the entire first floor feel light and airy. With a relatively small footprint, it was important for the homeowners to add unique trim elements in their cottage. The custom square newel post features a handmade tile set into the woodwork; the gas fireplace surround is done in handmade seafoam green subway tiles topped with a craftsman-style mantel with square dentils. On the second floor, the octagon shaped hallway is emphasized with the floor inlay and compass medallion. All of these elements come together to give the homeowners the custom beach cottage they’ve always longed to have on the property.