This traditional Cape Cod underwent a dramatic transformation, emerging as a home with transitional style. Only the two fireplace chimneys and the stone belt on part of the first floor are evidence of the original structure. The architectural columns are wide set and pleasing to the eye. The columns were built from synthetic composite materials to provide more stability than wood, and resist expansion and contraction due to weather conditions. Modifying materials balances both structure and maintenance.

The transitional-style windows are consistent in size with a horizontal feel to the divided lights, which is reminiscent of the 1920s. The round window is a nautical element that brings light into the foyer space while providing additional visual interest. The dormer roofing is lead-coated copper which blends with the grays of the roof and walls. The weathered-looking shingles were individually hand dipped with stain that runs from front to back for protection. The shingles were labor-intensively installed one at a time, overlapping randomly with hand-cut corners for a perfect fit. You have the impression that this grey weathered mass is holding up the roof, providing visual continuity rarely experienced today. We have preserved the phenomenal old elm tree that sits directly between the two garage bays. While it takes extra time for the owners to navigate around it when they enter their garage, it adds an established touch to the setting.