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A Room with a View living-room

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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sclass wrote:
can you please share the color you used on the wall, its the most beautiful blue.
   Comment   April 8, 2013
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Thanks for your interest and question. Because the window has a water view, we worked to find just the right blue to work with the setting. The answer is Sherwin Williams "Breezy" and trim is "sand"
April 24, 2013 at 2:01PM   
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Thank you Feinmann, Inc your a gem.
April 24, 2013 at 2:21PM   
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mimmyspage wrote:
what is paint color on walls, trim and ceiling? Tks in advance.
   Comment   September 27, 2012

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