Family-Friendly Maine Cottage
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.
Get the look: The siding is painted Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore.
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."
In the children’s bedroom, two rows of beds put a whimsically nautical spin on the traditional bunk. Built-in drawers and bookshelves in the place of headboards provide clever storage solutions and make the most of the long, narrow space.