The playful, gender-neutral guest bedroom hosts frequent sleepovers by the grandkids.
Whimsical plates and a collection of bright and friendly coastal-themed prints bring personality to the white walls.
The kids’ room’s swing chair ranks as the most popular seat in the house.
A pair of wine refrigerators in custom cabinets and walls of navy shiplap make a compact but comfortable wine-tasting room.
Views of conservation land are appetizers for relaxed outdoor meals.
Columns, cupolas, and gabled dormers give the front of the home a sense of formality belied by the casual elegance of the interior.
An inviting soaking tub occupies a sunny corner of the master bath; the gossamer shades provide privacy while letting in plenty of natural light.
In the chandelier-lit master bedroom, the most formal space in the home, an imposing bed is balanced with softer tones in the bedcoverings, bench, and divan.
Barstools and chairs are companion pieces that unify the kitchen and dining area.
A landscape by Vermont artist Craig Mooney adds a splash of color to the dining room’s quiet palette.
The onetime dining area is now a bright, airy sitting room that feels like an indoor-outdoor space despite being fully enclosed.
Kicking your feet up in this unfussy living room feels natural, and there’s ample room to do so thanks to the oversize ottoman, brought over from the owners’ previous home and paired with a new sofa.
The homeowners begin and end their days in the intimate study; the tiny bar in the corner has earned the nickname the Pearl, thanks to its iridescent wallpaper.
Dinner is often enjoyed on the rear terrace.
The formal first-floor powder room refashions an antique Anglo-Indian map cabinet topped with marble as a vanity.
A Victorian carved bamboo headboard, bamboo-embellished armoire, and woven plantation chair give the master bedroom its hint of British colonialism.
The marine-blue pantry does double duty as a bar.
Not surprisingly, everyone wants dibs on the down-filled daybed in a lounging area near the kitchen.
Vinyl seats at the kitchen island welcome wet, sandy bodies just in from the beach.
An antique Swedish trestle table marks the intersection between the family room and the kitchen.
The porte cochère showcases the curves that are possible with shingles and typical of the classic Shingle-style.
A large brick chimney was on the clients’ must-have list. The paneled design leaves it up to viewers to decide what they see: the openings or the grid.
The collection of antique seascape paintings, mostly from Eldred’s Auction House in Dennis, Massachusetts, provides a backdrop for the dramatic entryway staircase.
The family room is made for comfort with a stylish ceiling and a commissioned Sophie Treppendahl triptych depicting a slice of beach life on Pleasant Bay—including cameos of the family dogs.
Scallop shell pedestals provide the legs for a narrow dining room side table. The mirror above reflects a painting by Connecticut artist Charlie Miesmer.
The dining room’s chandelier echoes the branches of the giant English oaks on the property and lends an organic touch.
Twin gambrels flank an entry porch bracketed by beefy columns. The porte cochère connects the house to the garage. Architect John DaSilva put the garage doors at the back, so the building looks more like a charming guest house.
The second-floor reading room offers comfortable seating, endless water views, and plenty of good books in shelves opposite the windows.
The bunkroom features cozy berths for eight kids.
“She has a great aesthetic,” says Wagner of the homeowner, who helped select the fabrics in each room, including the robin’s-egg accents in this bedroom suite.
The shingles and trim are engineered materials, but, says builder Kevin Beland, “even when they touch it, some people don’t know.”
The porch floors are cumaru, a Brazilian hardwood.
Exterior details like the eyebrow windows have a classic look while providing volume inside the house.
Beyond the boathouse, the second home on the property peeks through the trees.
With two spacious islands and ample storage, the kitchen “is meant to hold and feed a lot of people,” says interior designer Brooke Wagner.
In the dining room, Wagner took a more contemporary tack, opting for clean-lined furniture in driftwood shades.
Beautifully detailed ceilings extend from the entryway to define various spaces in the great room, including the seating area around the stone fireplace.
The breakfast room’s floor tiles and high-performance fabrics can hold their own against wet bathing suits.
Throughout the home, touches like weathered oars and antique water skis conjure the past. “They call Wolfeboro the oldest summer resort in America,” the homeowner says. “We’re trying to keep that idea alive.”
At the end of a long day on the lake, a circle of custom-made club chairs beckons the adult members of the family. “We get the kids to bed, and it’s a nice way to say, ‘We did it,’ ” the homeowner notes.
Japanese tree lilacs mark the path to the gabled front entry.
Perched above a picturesque cove, the refurbished pool and deck area is a secluded bit of paradise.
Made of durable, mold-resistant Garapa Gold—a South American hardwood—the multi-level decks have lightened to a silvery gray that complements the shingled house.
The dining deck abuts the new addition and affords room for a generous table that’s used frequently. “The sunsets, the fog and mist—it’s all beautiful from here,” Park says.
Park and her husband purchased the painting by Gustavo Aceves in Venice while on their honeymoon.
Park, a master at mixing textures, brings a blue splash into the family room via an African feather hat above the fireplace.
The seating area adjoining the living room provides a peaceful spot for reading on a rainy day.
Waterfall edges sharpen the kitchen island’s silhouette. “We went with laminate cabinets,” Park says, “because of the elements and temperature changes in a home near the ocean.”
Original mahogany details lend punch to the living room, where every piece, from the Le Corbusier steel-legged coffee table to Rina Menardi’s ceramics flanking the door, illustrates good design.
Interior designer Anja Park created a lush landscape including a wisteria-draped pergola to link the handsomely refurbished main residence with the guest house.
Water Web (2019), paper and acrylic on canvas, 50″H × 60″W × 4″D
Artist Amy Genser at work.
She Met Her Match (2017), paper and acrylic on canvas, 60″H × 30″W × 4″D
Material Girl (2019), paper, acrylic, pyrite, glass, mirror, and sand on canvas, 65″H × 95″W × 4″D
Detail from Intercoastal Blue (2017), paper and acrylic on canvas, full work is 84”H × 84″W × 6″D.
Grow Your Tree (2016), paper and acrylic on Masonite board, 45″H × 23″W × 1.5″D.
CaliCoast (2016), paper and acrylic on canvas, 45″H × 60″W × 4″D