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A Room with a View beach-style-landscape

A Room with a View

Despite its prime location on the water, this house in Manchester-by-the-Sea wasn’t taking full advantage of the scenic views. The homeowners often found themselves relaxing on the sun porch, which faced the water, rather than in the living room behind it. Now, after a dramatic remodel, they enjoy that pleasant, sunny ambiance in the comfort of a sophisticated waterfront living room.

To let in the view, the Feinmann team removed a wall and chimney between the living room and the sun porch, creating one large space. The new 750-sqaure-foot living room features multiple seating areas, oriented around the hearth and a bank of windows framing the water. The elegant coffered ceiling and functional built-in elements—like the window seats that flank the stone fireplace—help break up the large space, keeping the feeling cozy and intimate. Through a set of French doors, the homeowners now have easy access to their brick patio, which was little used before the renovation.

As traditional as it may appear, the remodeled living room is outfitted with hidden high-tech features, including surround sound in the ceiling and a TV screen that masquerades as a painting over the fireplace. Its classic good looks are accented with a hint of contemporary flair—the result of close collaboration between the Feinmann team and the clients’ interior designer. Against the backdrop of handsome cream-colored trimwork, interesting textiles and a reclaimed wide-plank ash floor add warmth and texture. Refined yet relaxing, it’s a room perfect for admiring the outdoors while enjoying an array of indoor pleasures.

Photos by John Horner

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October 23, 2013
jacinda05 wrote:
Would you share the shingle make and color on this yellow house?
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Hi. We have been searching for the exact color yellow for this project and we're all stumped so far. We'll keep researching. Even the homeowner doesn't remember!
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 11:54AM
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August 2, 2013
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Same here!! I am currently constructing and want a similar siding on my house!
    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 6:12AM
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February 13, 2012
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look like the color we just used for our beach house. Heritage Cream
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As I look back through the comments I realize that I have created some confusion. I cannot recall which brand of paint I used, other than its name is, indeed, Bonnie Cream. I may have had my paint store mix the color into a different brand, owing to the fact that I wanted one that would fade less than the other. So, whichever brand you choose, the color mixed was Bonnie Cream. I am still loving it on my 105+ year old "Crone Cottage."
    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 9:34AM
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