Saluted for its clean lines, graceful composition, and fine detailing, this renovation project in Wakefield, RI bridged an older home with the demands of modern-day living. New guestrooms over the garage are linked to the main house via a second floor connector which forms a gracious entrance beneath. Other improvements include a new kitchen and the elimination of disjoined rooms, while maintaining the home’s charm and quiet, intimate personality. The kitchen was relocated to open onto exsisting terraces to savor the views of a nearby pond. A cantilevered eating oriel provides a taste of the outdoors to all those seated at the table.