Angling for a View
An earnest upside-down saltbox is updated with a gracious entry, a shingled seaside style, and windows toward the ocean.
Synopsis: 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.
Doc wanted to retire to the coast of Rhode Island for two reasons: the ideal sailing conditions and the spectacular ocean views. As a longtime race-boat owner, he was already immersed in the local nautical community, but finding the right oceanside home wasn’t such an easy transition. There’s not a lot of waterfront property available,…