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Angling for a View

An earnest upside-down saltbox is updated with a gracious entry, a shingled seaside style, and windows toward the ocean

When Doc bought his house in Jamestown, R.I., the upside-down saltbox didn't have much of an ocean view. (It needed windows.) But the house was well built, with a open plan upstairs and enough bedrooms downstairs to accommodate a home office and guest quarters. When Doc decided that a formal living room, a master suite, and a three-car garage would make the house home, architect Rob Lambert designed an addition that also managed to capture a year-round ocean view—and turned the unassuming saltbox into a modern version of the shingle style.

Angling for a View

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