Sauga Residence, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Scope of Project/Services

The client asked us to renovate the entire interior and exterior of this North Kingstown, RI waterfront property, with the vision of outdoor and indoor hosting and entertaining. We added extensive decks and private areas leading out to the beach, as well as an apartment over the garage, an attached gazebo, outdoor kitchen, and a wraparound pergola highlighting the entryway. Part of the services we provided for the interiors were a new kitchen and fireplace, and replacement and new layout of all the windows.

Special Requests or Needs of the Client or Job

The client planned to host multiple groups of friends and family at the same time, and with that in mind, asked for several private areas guests could “escape to” during their stay.

Challenges and Solutions  

One of the interesting design challenges was in the master bedroom, where we designed a large arching window looking out at a beautiful view. The client wanted a TV in that spot, but not blocking the window. Our creative solution was to have the TV drop down from the attic and master bedroom ceiling.

Special or Remarkable Features

The unique architectural features we created for the home turning an ordinary-looking residence into one clearly custom-designed.  The exterior gazebo and outdoor dining area on the waterside of the home are very interesting, as is the prominent but welcoming front entryway to the residence. 

What We Enjoyed Most About this Project

“Learning to work with an existing house with coastal features issues was an early learning experience. Also interesting was renovating and designing a home to have multiple private spaces for ‘getaways’ for guests.”  Spencer McCombe

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