August 11, 2021 1 min read

When it came time for this couple to create their new home together, they took stock of the places already important to them. This cottage in Rockport was always brimming with potential, and it was time to realize that. 

Rockport Cottage Marvin Windows New England Contemporary

This renovation by Mike D’Annolfo of D'Annolfo Design Build transformed a small cottage into a beautiful New England Contemporary home. Using classic elements like shaker style, shiplap, and divided lites in the windows, they were able to preserve the classic New England feel while creating a modern home.

Shiplap New England Contemporary 1/4 Lite Entry Door

 

The space is not large, while they did put a small addition on, it still isn’t a sprawling home. But it doesn’t feel small either. They carefully chose design elements and created spaces that feel larger, which is often all you need. 

New England Contemporary French Doors

 

In the kitchen, they skipped the island in favor of a table. This means that they don’t need to make space for a dining table elsewhere, and you can sit down while you prepare your meals and catch up with friends and family. 

New England Contemporary Eat In Kitchen Shiloh Cabinetry

One of the great things about a second home, is that you’ve already built one. You already know what you’d like. You can correct any mistakes you made the first time, or bring to life new inspirations. This home does a perfect job of melding old New England style with a modern touch. 

 New England Contemporary Kitchen Shiloh Inset Cabinetry

Shiloh Semi-Custom Cabinetry- Flush Inset

Kitchen:

Door Style:Hanover, Finish: Taupe/Maple & Hudson on American Poplar

All Plywood Box Construction, Soft-Close Doors and Drawers,⅝ “ Dovetail Drawer Box

Monica Banks
Monica Banks


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