Home of the Week: Reclaimed beams play starring role in Hull reno
The two-bedroom home, priced at $625,000, offers a loft and Hull Bay views. Search the latest listings at realestate.boston.com.
40 Cadish Ave., Hull
Style: Carriage house
Year built: Circa 1900; renovated 2017
Square feet: 1,575
Baths: 2 full
Taxes: $4,136 (2018)
A century or so after this home first rose in a quiet corner of this South Shore town famous for Nantasket Beach, it was gut renovated.
The remodeling created an airy, open space with white exposed beams rippling across the top and a set of windows through which the sunlight pours in.
It also created a new entry: A set of stairs with wire railings ends in a broad deck with a glass front door flanked by equally sized rectangular windows.
The home’s interior is an open floor plan. To the right and positioned underneath a set of windows is the dining area. The table affords a view of a Hull Bay marina and the 0.14-acre property’s mature landscaping.
Opposite the dining area is a living room with several windows.
The dining area is open to the kitchen, where something old has been made into something attractively new: Pendant lights hang from a recycled slab of weathered, dark wood. The lights shine on a granite-topped island with white cabinets and seating for three. Parallel to the island is a long counter with a granite top, a sink, and a backsplash of bluish-gray glass in a subway tile design. The appliances are stainless steel.
There’s a deck and a full bath off the kitchen. It has a single vanity and a shower with a faux river stone floor that continues as an accent up a white tile surround.
The remainder of the space on this level has been remade into a loft reached by a dark-wood ladder reminiscent of one you’d find on a sailboat. The 121-square-foot loft currently holds a set of twin beds and offers double closets, more than ample headroom, and multiple windows. The ladder is handmade and retractable.
The flooring on this level is a hardwood stained mahogany.
The home’s walkout lower level includes two bedrooms, a full bath, a laundry/mudroom, and utility and storage spaces. The entire level is above ground, with light spilling in from banks of windows in every room.
The master is, of course, the largest of the two bedrooms (144 square feet), but not by much. The second bedroom features a built-in dresser like those found in older Cape Cod-style homes; it saves space and adds a nice visual touch to the room, especially when it’s painted a summery aquamarine.
The full bath has a shower/tub combo with a white subway tile surround and a vanity with one sink and a granite top.
The flooring on this level is ceramic tile with a gray antique-wood finish.
From the lower level, a door opens to the backyard, where the renovators took the concept of the outdoor shower, beloved by beachgoers, and made it their own: An old blue and white surfboard anchors the showerhead and controls.
The rest of the backyard is designed for entertaining, mixing a grassy area with a granite fire pit. The property has parking for six.
The listing agent, Karen Peters of Douglas Elliman in Boston, will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. Her website is www.elliman.com.
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