This Victorian beach home was originally built in 1887 by architect George A. Freeman.

Freeman built the home for Brander Matthews, Columbia University’s first dramatic literature professor. Located at 50 Central Street in the historic Pier neighborhood of Narragansett, Rhode Island -- the home is just a five minute walk from the ocean front.

The restoration was led by home owner and designer Noel Walters.

She partnered with local architect and gallerist Steve Cook on the project. They began work in March of 2016 and finished the following September. The goal of the restoration was to preserve the soul and history of the house while simultaneously introducing new, more modern elements.

Thankfully, most of the original architecture remains intact. 

Apart from the removal of one wall separating the pantry from the kitchen (pictured on the bottom left), the floor plan remains entirely original. All the hardwood flooring in the home is also original. 

The house is now equipped with modern amenities.

Like central heating, air conditioning, and a cooks' kitchen boasting all new appliances, including a Wolf Range stove.

Shinglenook is now available for rent.

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