This mid-century home is located on a beautiful but challenging waterfront site just North of Boston. Built in the 1950's, the split level home was designed with long shallow pitched roofs and exposed structural beams. The street side of the home was not particularly appealing and was further challenged with the sunken yard space between the home and the road. Dense native landscaping was used to screen the home fro the street. The ocean side of the home received significantly more glass and a large deck with illuminated stainless steel and cable railings to take advantage of the beautiful ocean views and sunlight.
One of the nice things about many homes from this era is the modern, open planning. There are usually fewer rooms and more open, multi-purpose spaces. Fortunately for us, this home had an open planned kitchen and living area. We chose a natural satin poly finished, vertical grained maple for the cabinets to warm up the feel of the space. The upper cabinets have back lit glass flip up doors which provide soft night lighting. The tile back splash is a sealed textured natural stone for easier cleaning and maintenance capabilities.
The custom designed kitchen features 90 degree corner draws, a floating breakfast counter, illuminated toe kicks, back splash windows near the sink and a light valance to close off the top of the cabinets where they meet the sloped ceiling.
The overall appearance is clean, functional and yet warm and inviting. A perfect balance for this lovely mid century modern home.