Thom maintained the external footprint but made improvements. A generous wraparound porch, for example, replaced one that was narrow and utilitarian. And the ramp, once used to drag lifeboats from a vast, paneled storage room, now leads through French doors to the handsome great room with its massive river-stone fireplace, game table, and oversize club chairs. The architect reconfigured the existing floor plan, which once had clustered rooms, narrow corridors, and Interior design styles photos limited sea views. Now rooms are large and well lit. Thom did an amazing job carving out the space, Julie says. I thought we’d have to build an addition to create everything we wanted.