But the true essence of the Ritz-Carlton Residence is not about the audacious living spaces or the breathtaking master suites that transport you into a world of extravagance. It lies in bringing the world-famous quality and legendary services of the hotel to the comfort of your home while seemingly blurring that line between both entities.
We have seen some amazing glass renovations from DOS Architects in the past but this one takes a different approach by simply reconfiguring and updating the interior. Many of the original Georgian design elements of the home are kept intact and the decor used acts as a bridge between the present and the past.
Acting as a perfect gateway between both ecosystems is the stunning designed by Bates Masi Architects. The exquisite contemporary residence spread across was largely defined by both the coastal and wetland ‘zoning laws’ that forced the architects to make the best use of the available lot sandwiched between the two zones.
Art became a vital part of the makeover as the large walls in neutral shades demanded ‘standout pieces’ that seamlessly blended with the overall ambiance. The fact that Haley’s husband is a graphic designer and her father a photography enthusiast meant that she was fortunate enough to fill the home with charming artwork without actually spending a fortune on the pieces. Understated and exquisite this is a home that beautifully blends the vintage with the modern and aesthetics with functionality.
As is the case with most heritage cottages the existing façade of the home was left largely untouched and a grand extension was added to the rear bringing together both modern aesthetics and old world charm. The interaction between both structures gives the home its unique aura and shapes a truly exclusive interior.