A Room with a ViewFarmhouse Exterior, Boston

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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missymayl wrote:May 15, 2013
  • pickettsridgerd
    Does anyone know the colors yet?
  • shnaydo

    THIS COLOR!!!!!!

annewalker1 wrote:Sep 16, 2013
  • drakebo

    I checked Sherwin Williams and I can't seem to find Ceylon Beige.

  • rogerbob

    Drakebo, I went and checked my can in the basement from 2013 and it says Ceylon Beige, but I can't find it online anymore either, however did see some mention as to it being one of the colors they have discontinued. I then looked to see if I could send you the numbers to see if you could get a color match but my painter dropped paint on it making it unreadable! So sorry! I wonder if SW still has it in their computers?

ppowers wrote:Mar 19, 2012
  • jenkane10
    did anyone figure out the exterior color of this house? Some people guessed but clearly with yellows I wouldn't want to go wrong with something slightly different. I want this one! :)
  • Lori Ryan
    I would also like to know the color information of this house. It is beautiful. Yellow looks good in every season.
finkels3 wrote:Feb 27, 2013
  • Stacy Peterson
    Im in the same boat! Yellow house with larger white trim & white panel windows. Thinking of going with a rustic red or grey front door. Did you ever decide?
  • Lorie Enos

    What is the paint color on the body of the house? We have an 1850 colonial that needs repainting this summer.

pholloway wrote:Sep 13, 2012
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    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi and thanks for your interest. They are called Boston City Pavers and they look like old brick. They are very durable and attractive.
  • lr54
    Does anyone know the color of the house?
nebling wrote:Aug 4, 2014

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Aneila Singh added this to house coloursJul 24, 2019

    I like patio style for side of house. I think I should really put the stairs on the left of house and put a patio. Maybe use I beam steel instead of wood and paint either white or brown wood colour.

    Stephanie Boswell added this to Front Of HouseJul 13, 2019

    Pale yellow painted house with white trim

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