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A Traditional Cape Gets a Contemporary Makeover

A Traditional Cape Gets a Contemporary Makeover

When our clients were ready to move their growing family from their Somerville condo, they began looking for the perfect single-family home. After two years of searching, they decided to change their thinking. They would buy a house that had potential and transform it into the house they loved.

The couple bought a pre-1930s Cape in Winchester. The small rooms and heavy paneling fit neither their lifestyle nor their design aesthetic, but the yard and location were enticing. We earned their trust by listening to what they wanted and by being as excited as they were about their vision. They hired us in a design/build capacity to run their project from start to finish.

Our clients envisioned an open, airy, contemporary floor plan with an updated kitchen, additional baths, a master suite, mudroom and first floor laundry – all within the same footprint as the original home. “We have lived in the Boston area for 13 years but our design tastes are definitely not traditional New England,” comments our client.

We brought in an architect to develop a design that met all of our client’s needs within their budget, and without enlarging the existing home. The architect was impressed by our team and the experience, “It’s a very efficient process to work with Morse because we work as a team. Morse estimates construction costs as we go so we know we are proposing designs that are financially feasible.”

Our clients moved into their Winchester home a little more than one year after they closed on their purchase. “We couldn’t be happier with our decision to renovate,” says our client. “Throughout the project, The Morse team kept our priorities in mind. The result reflects our vision and our lifestyle perfectly.”



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