THIS PROJECT involved renovations to a cherished but tired Cape Cod beach house. While maintaining the original footprint, we adapted the home’s layout and function to the way families live today. In addition to opening up ocean views, we increased living space by converting the garage into a generous kitchen and eating area. Taken from the family’s nostalgia for the living room color in their first home, the yellow kitchen cabinets are both cheerful and inviting in summer and winter days alike. The detailing and finishes throughout combine a sense of airiness and light with a coastal New England cottage feel. This waterfront home has become a comfortable respite to escape the hustle of everyday life and to gather with family and friends.