We are very excited that our recent project was featured in a beautiful article in Home Remodeling Magazine!
Bold and colorful accents set a bright and breezy tone for a family vacation home in Dennisport.
For a finished look and extra storage, Susan Gerlach designed (and George Eldredge built) a custom window seat with glass-doored cabinetry for both sides of the living room fireplace. With a family as large as Tim and Carolyn Nolan’s, nothing short of a castle is sufficient to happily house them all. The couple has eight siblings between them, yielding 19 cousins for their daughter, Winnie, 3 ½, and son, Dennis, 2. And all are welcome at Castello Nolano, Tim and Carolyn’s recently renovated home in Dennisport. “We have an open-door policy,” says Carolyn. “Whoever wants to come down just calls and we let them know who’s here.” Such a breezy hospitable attitude befits the distinctively upbeat ambience of the home. “We wanted a cozy, coastal tone,” says Carolyn. “It’s a whimsical fun place. We did some bold things here that you wouldn’t put in your main home.”
Turquoise and white set the palette for the main living space, an airy expanse of kitchen, dining and living area. The walls are paneled in true white beadboard, accented by doors painted a custom color that Gerlach describes as “Tiffany box blue.” The coffered ceiling’s white beams criss-cross the light blue ceiling, a 75 percent diluted version of the hue on the doors. A 14-foot length of hard rock maple butcher block tops the island, which defines the kitchen space and is lined with a mix of iron and wood stools. “I made the island as long as I could because I knew every seat would be full,” Gerlach explains.
She terms the kitchen space “appliance central,” with an oversized refrigerator and freezer, wine cooler and two refrigerator drawers lining the wall of custom cabinetry. The island houses a microwave and dishwasher, along with a farm-style sink. The vintage-industrial-style stools complement the reclaimed woodand-iron dining table.