Traditional French Cape Cod with a Modern Twist

Renovations

The owners of this charming French Cape Cod style wanted to expand their living spaces with an addition.  Their design requirements specified that the roof, dormers, windows, and master bedroom balcony door not be disturbed.  The perfect creative solution would capitalize on the view of the backyard swimming pool, provide open entertaining spaces, and invite the flow of natural light.

An existing three-season room was removed and replaced by a one-storey flat roof addition.  This new space allowed the creation of an open dining room and den, each flowing seamlessly into the other.  Two six-foot terrace doors visually and practically integrate the outdoors. White tiled floors and mirrored backsplashes combine with the exposed stone to create a very pleasing modern twist, in an otherwise traditional home.  The new kitchen offers more than double the counter and storage space, while its clean white cabinets add to the contemporary feel. A sunken wet bar provides a practical spot for preparing cocktails.

Heating and cooling and indoor air quality of the addition and kitchen was a challenge due to the existing boiler system.  The existing stone walls had to be addressed to avoid thermal bridging and cold infiltration. A new 97% high efficiency boiler was installed, as well as hydronic in-floor radiant heat.

The improvements to this French Cape Cod exterior are stunning!  The once awkward exit onto the rear patio has been eliminated and you now find yourself directly on the updated pool deck. The new flat roof provided space for a master suite balcony, which also brings natural light into the second storey.

The open floor plan allows easy entertaining in a light-filled space in this French Cape Cod style home! Our client’s have told us that we have exceeded their expectations! What more could we ask for?