As an original cottage built in Cape Neddick, Maine, during the turn of the century, this home represents quintessential seaside living. However, in the years that passed between it being built and us being called in to renovate, there had been some glaringly bad updates that had been made and left it in need of professional finishing. As a major focal point in the home, the existing stone fireplace was repointed, and we added Genest stone veneer to match the original stone to give the whole home a cohesive look and feel. The full renovation of the entryway, kitchen, dining room, kitchen, and seating areas presented some challenges for us, namely working with the unique angles of the walls and needing to relocate the existing plumbing columns. However, the end result from all our work is a home that feels exactly as it was intended to feel: like an authentic part of Maine’s coastal history. In that spirit, we were happy to incorporate many local manufacturers, with a wire railing system from Selectwood in Portsmouth; countertops from Boston Granite Exchange; tile from Eldredge in Portland; and existing lighting fixtures given an updated look with a paint job from by Minutemen Painters in Portsmouth.