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Work in Progress: A Marblehead Renovation in the Making

Ultra modern makeover for a traditional oceanfront home in Marblehead by Groom Construction Co.

A traditional oceanfront home, located right on the coast in Marblehead is going ultramodern within.

Groom Construction has been hard at work renovating a neo-Georgian oceanside home in Marblehead for owners who are leaving South Boston for a more spacious environment in which to raise their twin girls. That is, if you can call it a renovation. Both Residential Project Manager Tim Dougherty of Groom Construction and Interior Architect Jeremy Jih of J.Roc Design agree that the project all but amounts to a new construction.

Ultra modern makeover for a traditional oceanfront home in Marblehead by Groom Construction Co.

Built by Groom Construction Co.; exterior architecture: Craig Bosworth; interior architecture: J.Roc Design

Along with a complete gut of the interior, the team at Groom built front and side additions that preserve the traditional look of the exterior and incorporated steel throughout to support the ultra contemporary design within. “It’s funny,” offers Jeremy Jih, “the homeowners are not traditionalists at all, and yet they ended up buying this very traditional house…They found me to reinterpret the interior.”

Ultra modern makeover for a traditional oceanfront home in Marblehead by Groom Construction Co.

Built by Groom Construction Co.; exterior architecture: Craig Bosworth; interior architecture: J.Roc Design

Groom Construction was tasked with bringing it to fruition, perfecting the clean lines of the cedar shiplap, the geometry of the angles and the minimalist decks with glass railing systems. In addition to standard practices, like crafting the home’s many built-ins, the highly modern style had the construction leaders doing things they haven’t done before, including sculpting a massive concrete veneer fireplace and building a walnut slat ceiling. Groom was up for the challenge. Says Dougherty, “It’s interesting integrating contemporary work within traditional work and making the two work well together.

BDG will be tracking the progress. Stay tuned to view the finished project!

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