Oceanfront Estate

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
12,000 SF
Project Type:
Historic Renovation
TMS Architects
Interior Designer:
Cebula Design
2013 Remodeling Design Awards - Grand Award for Historically Sensitive Renovation

When you live in a grand home on a peninsula, surrounded entirely by ocean, it is hard to sacrifice any moment to construction. The owners of this 12,000 square-foot, turn-of-the-century home felt just this way, and had postponed renovations for years. With the introduction of Windover and the design team to the project, the process was made as seamless as possible for the homeowners, from original plan to its final touches.

This project was featured in US Kitchen Trends.

If I had known we could have renovated our house this quickly, with this much attention to detail, I would have done it years ago. The final product far exceeded our expectations.

– The Homeowner

Recalling History through New Construction

The overarching goal was to blend the property’s two existing structures, an original 1890’s home and a later built service wing, while preserving the character of the estate. Period detail is captivated throughout the home in artfully selected elements such as wainscoting, mantels, archways, and columns that bring the grandeur of the era into a modern context. Windows and raised ceilings incorporated into the build rejuvenate the space with natural light and enhanced views of the inlet. Extensive landscaping, including stone terraces and decking, was also completed as part of the remodel. The renovation, completed in just over a year, brought the family back into their home with just a few summer days lost—and with years ahead of comfort and beauty in their space.