Corinthian Yacht Club

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Architecture, Interiors

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The Corinthian Yacht Club, a fixture on the Marblehead coastline for more than a century, tasked SV with adding a new bar to the existing dining room that enhance the social experience for its members. We decided the bar should feel in character with the rest of the space – like it had always been there. Inspired by its coastal location, the space recalls the feeling of a sailboat, from the ceiling design to the curved wood panels of mahogany and maple. New lighting accentuates the millwork and the design of the bar. Blending seamlessly with the outdoor environment, the bar features a 12-foot-long Nanawall window that opens to the exterior deck area, inviting sea breezes and a spectacular view. The new bar flips the club use on its end, as club members gather to enjoy the best views in Marblehead.

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The Club’s expansive deck, which hosts a myriad of events, also required structural updates after weathering too many harsh coastal seasons. Working closely with the client we vetted numerous ideas and design iterations, finalizing a plan to safely rebuild the deck at the existing finish floor level. The design included removing the flat, low ceiling for a more capacious cathedral ceiling at the roofed porch; adding a water management system under the deck, as well as stainless steel guard rail system for safety as well as architectural interest; and new handrails and lighting throughout.

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