main entrance to the house. Lloyd is a landscape architect
(her firm is located in downtown Newburyport), so opening
up the kitchen to her gardens was essential. Gay achieved that
goal with a bump-out featuring a row of triple-hung windows.
The new space serves as a breakfast nook. To the right of the
kitchen table, a glass door leads to the terrace; the table itself
is topped with the home’s original floor planks.
“Trent wanted to bring the tranquillity of the ocean into
their home,” says Gay, who follows the Japanese philosophy
of wabi sabi, which emphasizes the beauty in humble materials, such as branches or stone.
As a result, materials here emphasize the perfectly imperfect, as demonstrated in the floor-to-ceiling cabinets that were
fabricated by Stephen Terhune of Essex, Massachusetts. Using
the new kitchen is
oriented to the
the family’s yellow
sits in the doorway
to the new terrace.
it art you
can get wet.
120 ANDOVER ST.
Meet us at the Design New England – Landry & Arcari – Designer Bath “Emotion, Beauty & Value in Home Design” Seminar Series
Thursday, October 15 at 6pm at Lucia Lighting, Lynn, MA • Thursday, November 12 at 6pm at Designer Bath, Salem, MA