The mudroom’s checkerboard floor is made of local Panton stone, matching that used in the walls of the house and on the property.
What was once a mere stair landing is now a sunny spot well equipped for private time with a plush daybed.
The chic mudroom incorporates a custom shade and a handy apron-front sink for washing hands.
The staircase tower, originally designed to house an observation nook, was left open to maximize light flow.
In the entry hall, natural elements such as slate, stone, and wood help marry inside and out. An open breezeway connects the house and the garage.
Nearby, the wife’s dressing room features custom closets and a marble-topped island; crystal chandeliers, refitted with shades from Blanche Field, were relocated from the hallway.
In the stairwell, a portrait of the wife of the original owner peers from behind a cascade of contemporary light globes from John Pomp Studios.
The second-floor landing has become a gallery for the art Nancy and Joe didn’t previously have the wall space to collect.
The staircase leads to the new second floor and connects the main part of the house to Nancy’s office and a guest suite.
The tall stairwell makes a perfect gallery space.
The owners’ art collection provides the home’s color.
The grand Alexander Parris staircase illustrates the fluidity of design, movement, and circulation that was so important to the homeowners.
Builder Cafco Construction Management and architect Pete Lackey opened access to the attic, creating a mesmerizing view of the skylight at the top of the stairs.
Antique black lockers stand in for a closet in the mudroom.
The modern look of the rebuilt main staircase and midcentury-style pendant lights brings a fresh touch to the classic bones of the stair landing.
The theme of offsetting neutrals with bright colors continues in the master suite’s closet, which has custom shelves and cubbies to organize the wife’s belongings.
A colonial-style staircase was replaced with this simple, modern design of iron and painted wood.
Maritime-inspired cables support the bubbled-glass staircase panels.
Carlos Blanco's large round painting of a Venezuelan tepuy.
The central hall leads to home offices, a screened porch and the kitchen-dining-living room.
The foyer trumpets the home’s new relaxed persona with pale walls and antique rugs in soft, woody tones.
The front entry leads into a number of open, interconnected spaces.
An oyster veneer chest and a pair of curvaceous walnut chairs warm the painted paneling of the foyer.
In the ample entrance hall, worthy of "Downton Abbey," designer Kate Coughlin let the space speak for itself, punctuating it only with a linen-wrapped table by Furniture Guild and a Murano glass chandelier.
A lush purple velvet sofa, black-and-white checkerboard flooring and subtly patterned wallpaper add drama to the foyer.
A pickled wash subdued the paneled ceilings without disturbing their nautical flavor.
The family fell in love with the homeâs classic New England details.
The sculpture Trophy Wife hangs on a curved wall leading to the breakfast area and kitchen.
The back stairway takes a whimsical turn with its motif of sun, moon and stars.
A detail of the bathroom barn door.
Guests can borrow walking sticks, boots, hats and more, all found in the mudroom.
A Corbin Bronze sculpture stands guard on the landing.
More of the designer's art collection.
Climbing all four stories of the house, the graphic black-and-white stair runner forms a unifying backbone.
The simple, organic color scheme plays up the foyer’s original moldings and leaded-glass windows.
The spectacular staircase mixes verticals, horizontals, and diagonals with wood both rough-hewn and polished.
The glossy Dakota Jackson table in the hall outside the master suite has a floating glass top and leather-front drawers.
Nobilis paper covers the walls in the back hallway.
"I like seating in an entryway," says interior designer Mally Skok. "It does double-duty; it looks welcoming and you can dump your things."