The Sullo family didn’t wait for the next big storm to hit before bringing their house up to code. Prior to Superstorm Sandy, they turned to architect Jeff Flower, builder Fazio Construction, and Ring’s End sales associates Stacey Hoffman and Maria DeFiore to renovate their beach house in Old Lyme, CT. The creative use of Ring’s End-sourced mouldings, wainscot and beadboard throughout the interior of the home adds architectural interest while concealing ductwork and giving the home a classic nautical feel.



After: The architect did a beautiful job disguising the new higher elevation with masonry.


A variety of stocked A & B Mouldings were used from floor to ceiling; from the intricate staircase with deep window seat to the beadboard ceiling treatments.


The home’s new open floor plan presented the challenge of blending every intersection seamlessly while incorporating a multiple-piece crown around the various dropped beams throughout the first floor.


Because the staircase is very tall, somewhat narrow and open at the bottom, a taller wainscot and chair rail was designed to break up the height of the space.



The high ceilings on the second floor were treated in a beaded board for a nautical feel. The clerestory windows, designed to aide with ventilation, are remote controlled.

The extensive use of architectural millwork in this home defines the living space with style and character, turning ordinary into extraordinary.