Custom Home ∙ New Seabury, Massachusetts
In collaboration with James D. Smith Architects, this house welcomes visitors with "open arms," or two wings that create a private and intimate entrance. The division of space in the house is partially in response to site conditions, but also creatively serves the owner's needs to simultaneously separate and connect various functions of the spaces within.
Exterior aesthetics and details rely on a simple, clean palette of materials and colors characteristic of other contemporary shingle style houses in this region. Continuous horizontal trim lines, simple geometric shapes, and well proportioned rhythm of window openings create an elegant composition that balances the more informal nature as a seaside home. The symmetrical appearance of the entrance also provides a focal point between the two wings and offers an inviting path inside.