Turning an aging Cape Cod-style home, with its dark and rather dreary exterior, into an upbeat remodel, complete with an open floor plan, stately façade, and lots of big glass, proved to be an award-winning venture for architect Brett Linscott.
Low-E glass in these fixed bedroom windows provide maximum energy efficiency.
The clean lines and narrow profiles of these windows and hinge door offer a contemporary aesthetic.
The see-through look starts with a gorgeous library in the front of the home, highlighted by an amazing side-by-side combination of 5-by-10-foot expanses of glass to form a window wall. With its .87-inch lites, the window wall met the homeowners’ desire for a rural and European steel window look, while offering a contemporary aesthetic and energy-efficient performance.
“The library is probably the most stunning niche space,” Linscott says. “The transparency and detail inside are fun to see.”
In the back of the house, Linscott was able to keep the existing open floor plan of the living and dining rooms while modernizing them with higher ceilings and an indoor-outdoor living component. Two stacking 15-foot-wide-by-8-foot-tall Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors form a 90-degree portal to the outdoor living space. When both multi-slides are open, the main living space is expanded greatly.
The modern appearance of Western Window Systems windows complements the offbeat interior design of this bedroom.
The extensive remodel breathed much-needed new life into what was a tired-looking Cape Cod-style home.
Two Series 900 Hinged Doors in the second-floor master bedroom got the French door treatment, leading out to a wraparound balcony and covered patio. Reclaimed horizontal wooden boards were utilized throughout to offer contrast to the modern interior styling and a historical nod to the home’s rural surroundings.
The remodel also boasts two kitchen islands positioned at 90 degrees, a craft room, a finished basement with a bar, theater, and lounge space, and an exercise room that takes in loads of natural light courtesy of a window well beneath the lavish library.