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Out at Sea: A Shipshape Renovation in Provincetown by Hein+Cozzi

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Out at Sea: A Shipshape Renovation in Provincetown by Hein+Cozzi

Justine Hand October 26, 2018

“There are few places in the world where one could wash ashore, be embraced by the creative free spirit, and be happy to call it home: far-flung seaside enclaves like Capri, Goa, and Rhodes. In America there is only one such place: Provincetown.” So wrote Philip Cozzi, who, along with his wife, Kristin Hein, of Hein+Cozzi, sought to capture this seaside spirit in their latest project: a four-season rental overlooking Provincetown Harbor.

Photography by Justine Hand f0r Remodelista.

in the open, second floor living/kitchen space, floor to ceiling windows and do 9
Above: In the open, second-floor living/kitchen space, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors as well as overhead skylights flood the room with sea breezes and sunlight.

Working in conjunction with building architect Ryan Campbell, Kristin and Philip were charged with converting a historic captains’ home into a flexible rental* and guest house with a two-story, two-bedroom apartment facing the ocean and an intimate studio on the bottom floor, street-side. (*Rental information available soon.)

Their first order of business was to capitalize on the stunning view afforded by the home’s extraordinary location: perched over the high-tide line, overlooking Cape Cod Bay. The team constructed overhanging decks on both bayside levels, each flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open fully to let the outdoors in. “We treated the residence as if it were anchored out of port, with doors flung wide open to the sea,” they say.

accordion doors open fully onto the deck, blurring the lines between indoors an 10
Above: Accordion doors open fully onto the deck, blurring the lines between indoors and out. Here, clean marine accents like steel cable railings enhance the updated nautical feel.

Throughout the interiors of the old captains’ home, Philip and Kristin applied their signature historic/modern touch: preserving original details and using traditional seaside materials and motifs in contemporary ways. “We preserved the original beams and posts, encasing and highlighting them within shiplap, all with a balance of modern environs and a hint of barefoot Bohemia. The home invites renters to get lost in the water view and languish on cabana-striped banquettes,” they say. (See their own Provincetown home, Old Homestead, in Provincetown Eclectic: A Design Duo Channels P-town’s Storied Past.)

low, built in banquettes in the living area allow for an unobstructed view of t 11
Above: Low, built-in banquettes in the living area allow for an unobstructed view of the water from the kitchen.

For Philip, who grew up during Provincetown’s heyday as a bohemian mecca, the town’s more heady heritage also serves as an important influence. In the living area, streamlined banquettes, equipped with weatherproof, cabana-stripped fabrics, are layered with more exotic elements: Indonesian textiles as well lush greens. (See Philip and Kristin’s own garden at Before & After: A New Cape Cod Garden for the Old Homestead in Provincetown.)

on the kitchen floors and throughout the downstairs, the couple used sturdy cem 12
Above: On the kitchen floors and throughout the downstairs, the couple used sturdy cement tiles by Cle Tile in Diamond Twist. The black splash tiles are also by Cle: Zellige in Weathered White.

In the main kitchen, Hein+Cozzi again merged the traditional with the exotic, pairing Moroccan-style tiles with New England shiplap. For the cabinets, the couple selected Fine Paints of Europe in Hollandlac Brilliant (No. S 8000-N), a marine-quality, ultra-high-gloss enamel. Exposed wooden beams and butcher-block counters add a warming element to the charcoal cabinets. Mega Bulb Pendant Lights by &Tradition illuminate the room; $555 from Y Lighting.

to enhance the nautical feel, hein+cozzi used recessed boat pulls as kitchen ha 13
Above: To enhance the nautical feel, Hein+Cozzi used recessed boat pulls as kitchen hardware.
the couple choose kohler&#8\2\17;s vault sink for a streamlined look. 14
Above: The couple choose Kohler’s Vault Sink for a streamlined look.
the paneled fridge and bar double as a room divider, and create a study nook an 15
Above: The paneled fridge and bar double as a room divider, and create a study nook and small hall leading to the bath.
in the upstairs master bedroom, the couple also installed shiplap to accentuate 16
Above: In the upstairs master bedroom, the couple also installed shiplap to accentuate the lofty ceiling. The pendant is Schoolhouse’s Luna Pendant Cord with 12″ Shade; $239.
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Above: Another built-in banquette with cabana stripes provides a cozy reading nook.
throughout the house, the walls are painted in farrow and ball&#8\2\17;s s 18
Above: Throughout the house, the walls are painted in Farrow and Ball’s Strong White.

Above L: Built-in closets in all of the bedrooms provide ample storage while maintaining a minimal look. Above R: In the upstairs bedroom, the couple devised a clever scheme so as to not completely obscure a characterful, original beam.

the main entry, located on the side of the property, leads to the upstairs apar 21
Above: The main entry, located on the side of the property, leads to the upstairs apartment at one end and a small studio on the other.
the studio is illuminated by a generous bay window that overlooks bustling comm 22
Above: The studio is illuminated by a generous bay window that overlooks bustling Commercial Street.
the studio features the same eclectic mix as the upstairs, with tiled floors an 23
Above: The studio features the same eclectic mix as the upstairs, with tiled floors and built-in banquettes.
the small studio kitchenette features cle tile&#8\2\17;s zellige in ancient 24
Above: The small studio kitchenette features Cle Tile’s Zellige in Ancient Sea.
nestled in a small nook, the studio bedroom feels like a ship&#8\2\17;s ber 25
Above: Nestled in a small nook, the studio bedroom feels like a ship’s berth. The art is by a local artist Janine Evers.
the downstairs bath features waterworks&#8\2\17; highgate low profile one  26
Above: The downstairs bath features Waterworks’ Highgate Low-Profile One-Hole Deck-Mounted Faucet ($703 each) paired with Duravit Vero sinks.
the exterior features traditional shingle and clapboard siding updated with a m 27
Above: The exterior features traditional shingle and clapboard siding updated with a more modern noir hue: Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron, 2124-10.

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