A carefree family of five carves out a piece of paradise in a relaxed, fuss-free charmer in Kennebunkport, Maine. See how architect Brian Beaudette and designer Nancy Boughton fashioned the perfect escape.
The existing living room fireplace was due for a makeover, so after replacing the mantel and surround, Boughton sent the children out to hunt for beach stones, which were then crafted into an inset that frames the firebox. "It changed the whole feel of the room," she says. "Plus, it allowed us to truly incorporate the family into the design."