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.
They had a quarter-board Riptide sign made for the street view side.
Before exterior and after exterior renovation.
Before exterior and after exterior harbor side renovation.
I love how the arbor matches the window.
Whimsical banisters inside and out including on the lookout as seen above.
Entrance before and after renovation is amazing. Their project details state “Everyone entered through the mud room.”
This 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.
Kitchen before and after
Now that I have seen these frosted-glass pantry doors nothing else may suffice.
My personal favorite is this custom-made apron style sink.
Family room off the kitchen with a noticeable coral-colored coffee table.
Unobstructed bedroom ocean views. I think I shall take this room and star it in a movie. Well if I could, I would.
Great photo showing how this “grand old house” appears along the beach and from the water.