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Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House Renovation

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I visited Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects website and fell in love with a Cape Code house renovation that they feature.  The house is aptly named Riptide and is easily seen from the water, “as it is a tall colonial revival house sitting high above the harbor.”  Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architecture renovations are all stunning and this “Historic Chatham, Massachusetts house” is a standout.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s renovation took this house from its previous older dark interior, poor family navigation, and useless window views to an inviting sun-lit fully functional dream home.  You will see some before and after renovation pictures of the entrance door, hallway and kitchen.  I have included pictures of the arbors, whimsical urn-shaped banisters, a custom-made kitchen apron sink, wonderful windows, decorative doors, Cape Cod decorating, and details down to a picket fence and a mailbox made to be removed so snowplows don’t mow it down.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva House RenovationThey had a quarter-board Riptide sign made for the street view side.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationBefore exterior and after exterior renovation. 

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationBefore exterior and after exterior harbor side renovation.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationI love how the arbor matches the window.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationWhimsical banisters inside and out including on the lookout as seen above.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationEntrance before and after renovation is amazing.  Their project details state “Everyone entered through the mud room.”

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationThis reveals how having contractors come in and do a renovation to an existing house makes it brand new as if you moved somewhere else entirely.  Good-bye old and dreary and hello light and bright.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationDining room

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationKitchen before and after

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationNow that I have seen these frosted-glass pantry doors nothing else may suffice.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House Renovation

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationMy personal favorite is this custom-made apron style sink.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House Renovation

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationFamily room off the kitchen with a noticeable coral-colored coffee table.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House Renovation

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationUnobstructed bedroom ocean views. I think I shall take this room and star it in a movie. Well if I could, I would.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House Renovation

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Cape Cod House RenovationGreat photo showing how this “grand old house” appears along the beach and from the water.

You can see and read more about this renovation at Polhemus Savery DaSilva.

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  1. I’m sorry Lori, they don’t have any information on the fabrics. I know what it is like to be crazy for a design and not know where to get it. That means you know what you want and why. I bet you could print out the photo and take it to the store and find something comparable. Have a nice rest of the week.

  2. Please, please, PLEASE tell me what the upholstery is on the family room chairs (with the coral table). Must have it!!!

  3. Glad you found this post from the past that I love too, especially the apron sink and frosted pantry doors.

  4. I backlinked to this post and I’m so glad I did. OMG! Where do I begin? The windows, the doors, the cabinets, the frosted glass pantry???? No wait- the kitchen apron sink. No- the flat banisters. The house sign? It’s all gorgeous! I wouldn’t change a thing- except who’s on the title- ME!!!!

  5. I know how much you love old homes Sarah. It was a nice door too. I am thinking contractor stalking could be a series to do.

  6. It is beautiful and light and bright as you pointed out. But…. ooooooh how I wish these contractors would keep more of the original features – like that old front door! I hope it was sold for salvage rather than ending up in the landfill!!

  7. I like the house, the location, and the casual beach style decorating, and the builders/renovators of this Riptide house.

  8. I like how the decorating is casual for beach living too. It had not occurred to me how the windows would be battered by the salt air, so thanks for adding that. I am coming over to see you now.

  9. One of my very favorite house styles and it just fits beach living. One of my friends has a very similar house sitting right on the ocean a few lanes over from me. I envy her morning view. But, I don’t envy her window washing from the salt air. She can afford to pay someone to keep them clean for her.

    thanks for sharing this beautiful home.

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