The September/October issue of New England Home features one of Duffy Design Group’s residential projects on
’s coastline. In the article “Down East Meets Downtown” Nathaniel Reade writes about the amazing transformation of the Maine historic residence. The Shingle-Federal style home built in 1910 was in rough shape but the clients fell in love with the location and knew the home had great potential. The contractor, Brian Sleeper of Period Design Restoration and Paul Gosselin of Salmon Falls Architects preserved the original floor plan and the historic characteristics of the interior. York Harbor
Dennis Duffy designed the interior of the residence to complement the clients’ vision. Duffy salvaged the hardwood floors, original moldings and hardware throughout the home. However he also felt that modern elements of design needed to be integrated as well, leading him to the mid-twentieth-century modernist style for the home. Several custom pieces of modern furniture were created by Duffy that complemented the traditional elements of the home. Additionally both modern and traditional textiles were chosen that were attractive but did not take away from the beautiful ocean views. The combination of traditional and modernist design elements preserved the historic integrity of the home but made the design fresh and the clients’ vision come to life.