1950s Classic Home Restored

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This expansive home, originally built in 1959, was taken back to its Frank Lloyd Wright inspired roots. After suffering through two previous renovations, the builders went back to the drawing board. Di Castrie, the original architect, had envisioned a home of space and of sweeping ocean views – a home that blended into its natural wooded site while making a sharp architectural statement.

The walls came down, the floors were stripped, the home was expanded and the original symmetry of the plan restored. The Di Castrie plan was also greatly improved on. The new floors are oiled, wide plank engineered oak; the expansive kitchen features hemlock cabinets and granite counters; the original fireplace has been brought up to date with a steel surround gas insert. The master bedroom suite is a study in privacy boasting stunning features like a solid concrete wave sink and a carved maple tree trunk that functions as sliding closet doors.

Incorporated into the sleek, clean lines of the home is attention to every detail including green features: a heat pump, low E windows, increased insulation and an almost 50% increase in its Energuide rating.