This home near Good Harbor Beach had been in the client’s family for years, and was in dire need of an upgrade. The design involved tearing down the existing home and building a new beach house on top of the old foundation with more bedrooms and bathrooms than before. The exterior features craftsman trim elements, while the interior creates an open floor plan for the first floor without making the space feel too massive. Half-walls, columns, and false beams help to delineate each space, while making the entire first floor feel light and airy. On the second floor, an octagon-shaped hallway is emphasized with the floor inlay and compass medallion. All of these elements come together to give the homeowners the custom beach cottage they’ve always longed for.
“We had no idea where to begin. Mat listened carefully to everything we had to say, and did a beautiful job of combining our ideas with his.”