Michael McCloskey Design Group
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Little Nahant Road, Nahant, MA, Transitional Waterfront Home Renovation

This oceanfront remodel was done with a transitional interior; a modern space with a traditional feel. The house was small and perched on the side of a steeply sloped site. By opening up the interior we were able to make the space look bigger, make it more flexible and create a comfortable contemporary feeling in the traditional home.
Country: United States
Zip Code: 01908
Little Nahant Road, Nahant
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The exterior of this remodelled oceanfront home shows the steeply sloping site leading to the surf below. The new walls were made of local stone and recall the colors and texture of the rocks below. MIchael McCloskey
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The swirling, curving layers of landscape walls creates a feeling of movement in this spare landscape design. The windswept oceanside site dictated minimal use of decorative, flowering plants. The use of small granite stones allowed to the curving shapes of the design while recalling the colors and textures of the rocks below. Michael McCloskey
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The curved retaining wall leads to a starkly angular view of the home. The glass railings on the decks recall those of a ship at sea. Michael McCloskey
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Contemporary living room in a traditional oceanfront home. The tapered fireplace backs up against the stair to the second floor. Michael McCloskey
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The living room in this traditional home was opened up and feels larger due to the use of colors and large windows to the ocean. The tapered fireplace with glass mantle anchors the room. Michael McCloskey
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The dramatic stair is seen at the entry of the home. Beyond the stair are glass French doors that open up to a large deck overlooking the ocean. The stairs are a 'slipped box' design that solve the difficult issue of what to do under an open stair. The gridded railing system is at once modern yet with a traditional feel. Michael McCloskey
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The curved stair seen here leads to the lower level living areas. The shape of the stair is fluid and makes the transition to the lower level seem effortless. Michael McCloskey
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The kitchen is fairly traditional but modern enough to fit in with the transitional interior Michael McCloskey
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The glass french doors in this living room open up onto a large second floor deck with dramatic ocean views. The southern exposure allows for significant amounts of light throughout the day. Michael McCloskey
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The glass railings mahogany decking and traditional teak deck chairs make sitting on this deck reminiscent of being on a vintage cruise ship at sea. Michael McCloskey
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This railing detail is a transition from the backsplash of the built in credenza and the freestanding curved stair railing. Tricky, but elegantly done. Michael McCloskey
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The view of this curved, mahogany deck from above is possible due to the step, sloping nature of this dramatic oceanfront site. The curved glass and mahogany recall those of a vintage cruise ship. Michael McCloskey
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The guest bathroom is designed around a 50's vintage vanity the homeowner had in storage. The simple white tile provides a neutral environment for the vanity to shine. Michael McCloskey
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The vanity wall in the master bathroom was too short for a traditional vanity. By angling the glass bowls outward slightly we were able to get the length needed to fit the bowels and provide enough storage for everything. The angled mirrors above the bowls open for additional storage. Michael McCloskey
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Under the curved stair, lower level living area Michael McCloskey
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View of the master bedroom bedroom from the dressing loft. Michael McCloskey
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Custom glass vanity in the guest bathroom Michael McCloskey
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This is what we had to work with.
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