Character of a Historic Property

A historic home starts a new chapter with expertise from The Valle Group. When the owners of a summer home, built in the 1880s in the village of Cataumet, first imagined living year-round on the Cape, they knew they would want to renovate their house. The first task was to address the awkward addition from the 1960s.

By Lisa Cavanaugh | Photography Dan Cutrona
“The property had a lot of charm, but the newer part of the house was completely out of character with the old home,” says Alex Stewart, project manager with The Valle Group, the family-owned construction company that handled the renovation. “Part of our project was the removal of that back side of the house.” The homeowners had engaged the services of architect Gerrit Frase, and Stewart feels that Frase’s design for a new addition to replace the dated space was a beautiful solution that honored the aesthetic of the original structure. 
The circa 1880’s home has been revitalized with new tones and finishes on both the exterior and the interior.
Modern appliances, convenient built-ins and transitional lighting fixtures complement the kitchen and dining area, which still retain their 19th-century ambiance.
The newly built outdoor shower is topped with a pergola that reiterates the similar roof line of the restored three-season room.
Designed with cheerful mosaic tile, a soothing gray color and half globe pendant lamps. The downstairs bath leads directly to the outdoor shower.
The Valle Group worked to keep the integrity of the home’s original design, such as the wall of windows in an upstairs bedroom.
The architects and builders created unique space with a TV and fireplace on the wall in the living room.
This custom stone shower adds another modern and functional touch to the historic home.
The completely renovated three-season room is a bright and functional addition to the home.

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