MODERN FAMILY

A property designed by Workshop/APD.

Overlooking the Jetties, this historic home was transformed by Workshop/APD into a sleek modern residence set inside a traditional 1880s Shingle-style home. Pre-renovation, the first floor was divided into multiple small rooms with ceiling heights just under eight feet. After gutting the house, the reconfigured layout is an open plan comprising a living room, sitting room and media room. The design team cut a hole in the ceiling over the newly located kitchen in the middle of the house, creating a 25-foot-high light well for the stairs. A glass railing and a glass bridge connecting upstairs rooms allow light to filter down and brighten the spaces below. To soften up the clean white lines and mostly white furniture, the design team layered in soft powder blues and sandy neutrals to complete the modern spa-like atmosphere nestled in this historic structure.

1. Fireplace

Decorative plaster, blackened steel and poured concrete hearth create a fireplace that is rich in material, texture and contrast. A simple blackened steel mantel helps frame the fireplace’s modern artwork.

2. Reveals

A Workshop/APD staple, reveals were added as baseboard denotation and at the connection of ceiling and wall planes. This subtractive ornamentation was used to simplify the visual language of the space, exaggerate the room’s height and bring the eye back to the view.

3. A Cool Palette

Using cool neutrals and a range of blue tones, the space was designed to feel completely one with the natural environment.

4. Vintage and Contemporary

The Fratelli Saporiti dining table was refinished and painted to fit within the room’s palette and bring a layer of depth to the space.

5. Accessories

The mostly white furniture was accessorized with textiles that feature a wide range of pattern and tone and were custom made for the space.

6. An Approachable White

Designed with clean modern living in mind, the space features many elements of white meant to limit distraction and highlight the serene surroundings.

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