Scott and Lisa Hilinski envisioned a beautiful, luxurious second home that would serve as a refuge from city life in Boston. Reality required them to temper that vision with practicality. Their hectic family life—four children ranging in age from 7 to 13, plus a host of extended family and friends who would assume the roles of “frequent visitors”—called for materials that would hold up to beach life and active play. Enter Boston’s Daniel Reynolds, who created both the architectural and interior design of the home with a breathtaking plan that fulfills the couple’s desire to pair refined taste with a flair for making their family and guests feel at ease.
“The guiding principle of the home was comfort,” says Scott of the house in Hyannis Port, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Scott adds jokingly, “As it turns out, we may have made the house too comfortable, so we’ve now included the book The Perfect Three-Day Guest in each of the guest rooms.”
Reynolds helped the Hilinskis achieve a level of supreme, stylish comfort with a design charged with aesthetic interest but so carefully edited that it permeates the home’s rooms without overwhelming them.
A curved driveway gracefully welcomes guests.
Photography: Eric Roth
Produced by Estelle Bond Buralnick
Architectural and interior design: Daniel Reynolds, Daniel H. Reynolds Design Collaborative, LLC, 46 Waltham St., Suite 202A, Boston MA 02118 ; 617/680-3516, danielhreynolds.com.