With a location-to-die-for on Great Neck-Ipswich, MA, this perfectly perched home was desperate for an upgrade. The clients, anxious to downsize and create a lifestyle more true to their hearts, left their hectic Wellesley address behind and set out, with kayaks in tow, for life on The Neck!Once a cookie-cutter spec-home, this reinvented craftsman style, now reminiscent of Martha’s Vineyard and the like, will inspire you to rub your eyes, blink hard and say, “We’re not in Wellesley anymore!”. The selections couldn’t have been more appropriate: Cascade Blue window cladding to compliment the Seacoast Grey Maibec shingles, the simulated divided light/multi-pane windows, the nature-inspired & earthy color palette, partially paned door, tapered columns, and an outdoor (Vineyard staple) shower adorned by a pergola overhead. The understated outdoor shower only adds to the vacation feel of this retirement retreat, perfect for rinsing off the sand after a day at Clark Beach or kayaking Ipswich Bay & Plum Island Sound.

The completed renovations are top quality, and Windhill stands by its work
We hired Windhill Builders last year to renovate our home on Great Neck in Ipswich, following an exquisite craftsman-style design provided by Cummings Architects. Both firms are located in Ipswich and work together on design-build projects frequently, so their communication was excellent and seamless. Here are some of the reasons we can recommend them: professionalism; excellent communication; clear plans, timeline, and budget; great project manager, staff, and subs; flexibility and creativity; and ready solutions to unanticipated structural problems with the original house. Although the project started later than anticipated because of winter weather and other factors, the renovations were finished on time and even ahead of the longest projection. The completed renovations are top quality, and Windhill stands by its work. Working with this firm was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thanks, Shawn and company!

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