Front Street, Marblehead, MA Contemporary Waterfront Home Renovation

This remodeled harborfront home for a university professor and a ceramic artist is located in Marblehead's historic district. Although the interior is modern, the home fits into it's historic setting. The contemporary interior is modern, light filled, spacious and comfortable. The centerpiece of the renovation is the glass stair. 3 layers of tempered, laminated starfire glass form the supports for the floating European white oak treads. The paneling around the base of the stair flows effortlessly to the guest suites on the lower level. The master bedroom has a custom made shaker style bed to allow for views of the water from the bed. The second floor home office has stunning views of the harbor and is lit by an oval opening in the ceiling leading to a circular skylight above.
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This beautiful stair leads to the guest suites on the lower level. It's clad in European White Oak and features a blind door to the guest room at the bottom of the stairs, a glass panel and highlighted artwork visible from the first floor. Michael McCloskey, Joe Pulio
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The curved balcony of the second floor home office is open to the dining room below. Michael McCloskey
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The kitchen is composed of curved islands and cooking counters made of European White Oak Michael McCloskey
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The glass stair gives transparency to the first floor and allows harbor views throughout the living spaces. European white oak is used in the kitchen and the stair to create a calming and consistent theme. Michael McCloskey
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This dramatic entry sets the tone for the rest of the house. The oval opening in the second floor ceiling leads to a circular skylight on the roof. The glass stair allows for harbor views throughout the first floor. The curved balcony echos the curved walls on both floors. Michael McCloskey
“Opentop” — peppur
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The curved second floor balcony is cut away to allow for the glass stair the gracefully connect the two floors. A curved glass railing makes the space feel even more open. Michael McCloskey
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The kitchen is composed of curved islands and cooking counters made of European White Oak Michael McCloskey
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The curved islands are made of European white oaks cabinets and granite and wood countertops. The oval island has stainless steel dots inserted into the wood countertop to allow hot pans to be placed on the counter without burning the surface. Michael McCloskey
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The owners collection of ceramic art is displayed on cantilevered glass shelves built into the wall. The wall mounted cabinet is lit from behind to give the appearance of floating above the floor. The track lights are recessed into the ceiling. Michael McCloskey
“open” — tomkyte
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The glass stair as seen from the balcony . The entry is on the left. The entry matt is made of local beach stones recessed into the floor. Michael McCloskey
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The dining area off the kitchen has a Shaker style table with a contemporary granite top. Michael McCloskey
“Cabinetry” — msbuildernz
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The contemporary kitchen as seen from the glass stairs Michael McCloskey
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The living room has beautiful harbor views and is drenched in sunlight. The glass stair allows for views throughout the first floor. Michael McCloskey
“Chaises??” — skyisthelimit995
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The curved island is made of European white oak cabinets and a solid maple countertop. Michael McCloskey
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The stair is made of laminated glass and European white oak. The curved walls behind the stair provide a perfect setting for displaying the homeowners ceramic artwork . Michael McCloskey
“Stairs” — alacrockett
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The curved island is made of European white oak cabinets and a solid maple countertop. Michael McCloskey
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The entry is visible through the curved glass railing of the second floor home office. Michael McCloskey
“handrail” — yousef1974
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The second floor hall is lit by an oval ceiling opening and a tapered cone leading to a circular r skylight. Michael McCloskey
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The second floor home office looks out over the harbor and has plenty of natural light thanks to the large oval ceiling opening and circular skylight above. The front door is visible through the curved glass railing and balcony. Michael McCloskey
“? skylight for office” — cooperk2
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The closets in the guest bedroom are built as stairs to the storage loft above. They are made of European white oak and are designed to walk up Michael McCloskey
“woodwork” — deeg845
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The custom designed Shaker style bed was built high to afford harbor views from the existing windows. The draws under the bed have hinged covers so they can be used to walk up onto the bed. Michael McCloskey
“always thought it would be fun to have a bed you had to use stairs to climb into.” — Jessica
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The custom designed Shaker style bed was built high to afford harbor views from the existing windows. The draws under the bed have hinged covers so they can be used to walk up onto the bed. Michael McCloskey
“getting the best views...bed” — reganlauscher
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The custom designed Shaker style bed was built high to afford harbor views from the existing windows. The draws under the bed have hinged covers so they can be used to walk up onto the bed. Michael McCloskey
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The master bathroom utilizes an antique pine dresser which has been modified with a marble countertop and plumbing fixtures. The mirror has been drilled to accept 3 vertical light fixtures. Natural light is gained from the windows on the opposite wall and a skylight in the blue glass tile shower to the right. Michael McCloskey
“Mirror lighting” — rltoliver
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The existing stair in the center of the first floor was rebuilt in glass to allow views through the stair between adjacent areas. Here the floating European white oak treads can be seen hovering over the paneled base and stair to the guest suites below. Michael McCloskey
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The living area is light filled and features a custom designed ribbon fire gas fireplace and recessed illuminated display niches. Michael McCloskey
“Niches” — ghtile
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Existing ceramic art display
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