House in West Chatham

Square Footage: 2626 sq. ft.
Date Completed: 2010

Overlooking a marsh near Stetson Cove in Chatham, this new 3 bedroom house was designed for a couple who asked for an informal beach house that maximized the views on the back side of the property. They requested open spaces that would allow for entertaining and plenty of windows. We responded with an L-shaped design that was conceived as two intersecting gambrel-roofed volumes, with a single story screen porch in the crux. Expansive openings along the edges facing the marsh allow in natural light and views, while smaller openings along the street help to maintain a sense of privacy. Two second floor decks and a back yard porch provide private outdoor spaces for relaxing and enjoying the view.