A graceful arch frames the view of the sitting room as seen from the entry. A pair of new, extra-comfy lounge chairs focus on the fireplace studded with shore stones.
At the far end of the living room, this atmospheric bay window is fitted with built-in seats and furnished with a table and chairs used primarily for game-playing.
Because it’s fully open to the dining room, the kitchen looks and lives larger than it really is. More about simplicity than stop-in-your-tracks show, the room features plain cabinets and a peninsula used for both prep work and serving snacks
With its ocean views, the kitchen eating area provides the utmost in waterfront dining. An old ship lantern is now a chandelier.
In the girls’ bedroom, brilliant sunrises guarantee cheerful wake-up calls. Spindle beds were found at a flea market; all other furnishings came with the house.
The girls’ bathroom continues the yellow and white of the bedroom. Built-in ledges hold toiletries.
A charming armchair is covered in a summery stripe.
The water beckons.
Location, location location. Victoria, left, and Katherine Johnston make the most of their stay at the family’s beach house on the Massachusetts North Shore.
Blooms in the perennial garden peek through a white picket fence along the side and back of the 100-year-old shingled house.