Even with today’s frigid temperatures, I enjoyed every minute of my first site meeting at a new coastal home project we’re working on with George Penniman Architects. (Coastal ‘breezes’ in December, no insulation just yet and the polar vortex all made for a slightly limb numbing afternoon.)
George and his associate Catherine (Cat) Young have designed a perfectly scaled second home for our Connecticut clients and their active family, who have summered in the Charlestown, Rhode Island neighborhood for years. With views to the marsh and a short walk to the beach, the house is located in an idyllic coastal neighborhood and carries a skillful design that respects the local community while answering our clients’ wishlist. Add to that well-considered details inside and out, abundant natural light and ease of flow from interior to exterior spaces, and you have a dream home in the making thanks to Penniman Architects.
And just when you think the project can’t get any better, our thoughtful client arrived today with lunch for the entire crew led by master builder Gardner Woodwrights — a consummate builder if I’ve ever met one.
Snapshots from today’s visit, along with a favorite house designed by Penniman follow below. I’ll keep you updated as we collaborate on this project in the coming months, in good company and with great pleasure.
Only the best,
A view into the Kitchen’s breakfast nook.
The plumbers were on-site today, applying some elbow grease to the project.
A view into the Sunroom.
The afternoon sun setting on the Sunroom and Master Bedroom above.
The front elevation, complete with eyebrow roofline.
A view to the marsh.
A completed Penniman project I adore…