“It was in rough shape,” says architect McKee Patterson, who tackled the structural issues and reconfigured spaces to create a new kitchen, plenty of family gathering spaces, and bedrooms with bay windows and water views for Kay and her sons.
The historical character of the house had been largely stripped away in earlier remodels, so Patterson beefed up the charm with architectural details such as paneled walls, moldings, coffered ceilings, and built-ins. New casement windows that look original and walls of French doors connect the interiors to the outdoors.
A faux-shagreen table provides a drop-off spot in the entry. Walls are Benjamin Moore’s “Baby Fawn.”