design new england Inhabiting an antique Cape in Maine A dealer in things old brings a fresh new vision to an 1800s Cape. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Eric Roth Exposed beams in the living room attest to the house’s 1800 vintage, while the fresh white walls and comfortable upholstered pieces invite modern living. The floor is painted in a geometric pattern inspired by the Swedish clock. The 16th-century painting of a gypsy fortune teller above the sofa is the homeowners’ favorite art object. Eric Roth The rectangular proportions of the early 19th-century Cape Cod-style house lent themselves to easy additions. These include the master suite (pictured), which was added 10 years ago when the homeowners also added a dining room. Eric Roth Standing at their garden gate are Frank Grdich, on the left, who tends to the interiors, and Bill Floyd, who does the garden. Eric Roth With a view of the back garden, the screened porch is a favorite place to sit. Eric Roth The screened porch adjoins the dining room, which has a vaulted ceiling and a color scheme that was driven by the printed fabric of the panels at the windows. Eric Roth Grdich furnished the living room with antiques with a coastal sensibility, including blue and white Chinese ginger jars clustered under an Anglo-Indian table. Eric Roth The master bedroom is distinguished by a coffered ceiling and windows with transoms. Eric Roth Bulfinch antiques, named after the famed early American Boston architect, moved to its Maine home in a former pony barn from Charles Street on Beacon Hill. Eric Roth Inside the shop is a prize assortment of corals, much sought after by today’s decorators.