ROSEMARY FLE TCHER PHOTOGRAPHY
LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION | MASONRY | MAINTENANCE
R.P. MARZILLI & CO., INC. | (508) 533-8700 | 21-A TROTTER DRIVE | MEDWAY, MA 02053
good condition when they bought it, the
exterior looked boxy and imposing. Working with Master Millwork of Sagamore, Massachusetts, they ripped off the PVC shingles
and, Eck says, “visually lowered” the house
by breaking up the form with a mix of vertical board-and-batten siding and cedar shingles. He added six windows framed in orange
to match the orange posts on the deck, a color
that complements the siding, painted Sherwin-Williams Icicle, a white shade with just a
hint of blue that subtly references the ocean.
Stainless steel wire runs between the posts,
keeping the look light and transparent. A
screened “boatport” under the deck keeps
kayaks and paddle boards stored out of view.
Inside, the neutral walls and handpicked
furnishings reflect their relaxed lifestyle. On
the first floor, the kitchen and living room
benefit from a large window that opens to the
view of the back deck and the river’s changing
waterline, which at high tide rises just below
the deck and at low tide recedes enough to
reveal a makeshift beach. Caroline’s room and
a guest bedroom are on the second floor. The
third floor is the master suite and includes a
balcony, a great spot to take in that view or
the back deck connects to the side porch via a screen door.
Stainless steel wire between the posts keeps the look
transparent. When the tide is low, the backyard reveals a
makeshift beach. On the second-floor landing (facing page),
light hits a vintage cane stool and a small chair Hillson bought
when she was in her 20s.