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inal landscaping was replaced with a series of pergolas that connect the main house to the guest house and create an elegant entry portal that frames the ocean views. Brick paths were replaced with bluestone, and the chimney was rebuilt in stone. Traditional rakes and eaves were added to the roof line to create a more interesting design profile and decorative trim called mullions were added to the windows. Inside the home a round turret replaced an exterior porch, creating the perfect place to sit and enjoy the water views with a cocktail in hand. Interior materials such as countertops were updated, moldings and woodworking details were enhanced, and the color palette was unified in white and beige. The end result is a home rich in detail that embodies classic New England summer charm. Plus, the homeowners were able to avoid the perils of waterfront construction. "When you're on the ocean there are a lot of regula- tions on aesthetics, footprint, and conserva- tion," says Gleysteen. "Updates can be much easier because you're not changing the funda- mentals of the zoning or the conservation and the bump-outs are minimal. But these things can have a big impact on the house itself." They can also have a big impact on a family's way of life. For this particular Weston family, their Cape house has become their favorite place to congregate. With enhanced views and fine tune-ups throughout, the home preserves memories of the past and provides elegant touches for the future. 57 s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e 048-057_WWMb14_summer homes_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 1:53 PM Page 57

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