Cape Cod Private Residence

Cape Cod Private Residence

This 4600 sq ft residence in So. Yarmouth, Ma. was completed in 2019;  on the shores of Bass River, a tidal estuary, overlooking a marsh and bay, this 5 bedroom 2 story home is designed in Cape Cod cottage vernacular;  the design derives from a variety of constraints  – a long narrow lot;  mandate of local historical commission and owner’s desire to preserve elements of a previous early 20th century home on the site and restoration of two original outbuildings, a cottage and barn;  owner’s program for 5 bedrooms, home elevator, solar mechanical plant, accessibility;  conformance to state and local wetlands/conservation requirements;  adherence to strict hurricane and energy codes.  Designed in local vernacular, the house integrates a shingle style gabled aesthetic with exterior porches and an open interior plan, with modern functional elements – accessibility features, elevator, and solar design.  Indigenous plantings of wild flowers, river birch, rhododendron, bayberry, and day lilies provide integration of natural landscape of existing site context from marsh and beach to wooded interior.


South Yarmouth, MA