Thursday, April 16, 2015

Old Plymouth Cottage - Grand New Start!

Many years have passed since 1978 when the Botte Family first bought their summer cottage in Plymouth, Ma. Built in 1952 on the crest of a charming pond, the cozy red cottage provided tranquil views while it served as a respite for their new family. Currently the children are all grown up and the addition of grandchildren has increased their need for a greater gathering space. 

I am honored to have been selected to help them navigate through what can sometimes be an overwhelming journey. Our hope is to break ground this fall and start construction toward a sealed up structure for the winter. 
Prior to construction we have been busy working on the kitchen design. I collaborated with Room Scapes on my vision of a navy and white kitchen with maximized views of the water. 

Mrs. Botte is a consummate cook and baker. It was important to give her a kitchen that fulfilled her every need. Multilevel surfaces for baking, double ovens, steam cooking, induction heat cook-top and additional refrigeration to name a few. I will share more of what we are planning along the way.

Completing the kitchen plan in advance not only allows us to have a set plan before construction, but also serves as a great starting point to think beyond the heart of the home (the kitchen) and branch out into the open floor plan that includes the dining and living spaces. 

"Timeless and classic with all of the modern day amenities," is what the Botte family requested. Of course I will deliver but that does not mean boring! I see some very exciting things in our future for this home. Casual but chic with lots of pattern for visual interest and a few unexpected pops of color. A mix of high and low with a few handcrafted custom pieces from Vermont. It will be hard to resist sharing this journey as we embark on this new three story home with views of the water...till next time!