This spectacular cedar shingle coastal house was designed by Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, located at the end of a secluded point in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Overlooking a protected cove, this new multigenerational family home incorporates an old boathouse that has resided on the property for over a hundred years.
The house keeps a low profile on the horizon. On the driveway side, it rambles along like a cottage that grew over time, while on the water side it is more ordered. Weathering shingles and gray-brown trim enables the dwelling to blend with its surroundings. Heating and cooling are delivered by a geothermal system, while most of the electricity is derived from solar panels.
What We Love: This cedar-shingle coastal house provides a low carbon footprint courtesy of solar power and a geothermal heating and cooling system. A casual vibe can be found throughout the living spaces with a mix of vintage furnishings with comfortable, contemporary pieces. Overall, the project team did a fabulous job of creating a beautifully inviting home for entertaining family and friends.
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Above: The front door of this coastal home is painted in Fine Paints of Europe’s Poppy.
Above: The walls of this TV room are painted in Old Navy 2063-10 – Benjamin Moore.
Above: The bright hue of the front door can also be found in kitchen island counter stools. The pendant lights are from The Urban Electric Co. while the white subway tile backsplash is from Waterworks.
Above: This old boathouse was incorporated into the new structure, preserving both its rustic charm and the materials that were used to construct it. One could consider the entire boathouse a salvaged building.
Above: This self-contained space features a living area, kitchen, bedroom, and screened porch. This space is not insulated, as it is connected to one of the main-level guest bedrooms via an exterior door that is closed off during the winter months.
PHOTOGRAPHER Greg Premru