BONNET SHORES RENOVATION | NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND

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Our clients came to us with the idea of sensitively renovating the home built by their father in the seaside community of Bonnet Shores, Rhode Island. While most of the surrounding houses were being torn down and overbuilt, our goal was to keep the building mass intact, create curb appeal for the exterior, and renovate the interior to work better for their lifestyle today. Conserving the main part of the building was a challenge, but resulted in a truly unique design that they can still call home.
We removed and rebuilt the water side of the home because the original exterior wall actually swayed with the wind. To create an open plan, we increased the footprint of the home by approximately 215 SF, which allowed us to expand the kitchen, add a new breakfast area, and make a more comfortable family room. By re-dedicating the existing lofted space to the second floor master suite, we increased the living space by nearly 550 SF. The rear wall is now outfitted with oversized windows to maximize the expansive view of Narragansett Bay and to allow natural light to illuminate the entire living space. The turret not only emphasizes the spectacular view, but also increases the structural integrity of the façade and provides protection from coastal winds.
Our sensitive renovation transformed this 1960’s Adirondack style chalet into a relaxing seaside summer cottage overlooking Narragansett Bay.


ARCHITECT + INTERIOR DESIGN: DiMauro Architects
PROJECT ARCHITECT: John Tumino, Laurie Keene
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Pastore Builders
PHOTOGRAPHY: Warren Jagger