When the 1920s house met the 1980s addition, a Hatfields and McCoys type loathing ensued. The house didn’t work. Not as a design, and definitely not as the family getaway it was purchased to be. KCD was brought in to restore order and create house harmony. We gutted it, and then started over. Completely. We kept part of the shell and took off the entire roof. We created a new master suite and also a new master bath. Then we bumped out the whole front façade. (If you could possibly have a 2-story view of water, wouldn’t you?) We liked the journey of beautiful spiral stairs, so we designed them, using them to take the client up to the roof deck where they’re greeted by both an ocean view, and a river view. The home is warm and inviting. Casual and entirely livable. Sophisticated enough to have formal dinner parties, unfussy enough to invite the whole extended family over for a barbeque. And when the project was over, the home made the client so happy that this summer home quickly became their permanent home.