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New Homes

Whether it’s your first home or your last, we work with you to design your home to reflect your distinctive style, life stage and family needs, in keeping with your site, and incorporating modern conveniences and amenities. 

The homes below represent a portion of the work we've proudly done across the region.

The Bay House

A summer house fronting a scenic bay had been in the owners' family for generations but needed extensive renovations and winterization. The decision was made to move the existing house to a rear lot and renovate as a rental property while building a new house on the water. A Shingle Style house with prominent turret, porch and balcony related to the surrounding summer cottage community. Modern elements include the new kitchen designed with a traditional feel, and a media room nestled under the roof.  Both houses were designed to relate to each other for a "compound" feel.

The Beach House

The design of this new house in a beachfront community looks to the past for inspiration in creating a home for living at the beach in today's world. The owners use the house extensively in the summer for extended family and social gatherings. With frequent guests, they wanted both a private area and guest area with a large deck tying the two  together. The design reflects the Shingle Style, a late 1800's style distinctive to the New England coast. Capturing the spectacular ocean views lead to incorporating two observation towers, one for the owners' private wing and one for the guest wing. The  space created between wings creates the common deck for all those enjoying the beach.

 

The Country House

The owners loved the location of their rural house yet it was not in great condition and inadequate for their growing family. We developed a design based on the common New England farmhouse Greek Revival style, with the trim and molding details that make the style distinctive. Extensive addition and renovations to the  original house provided for a modern spacious kitchen open to the dining area  transitioning to a vaulted ceiling great room. Doors flanking the stone fireplace and chimney open to decks in the rear yard to allow social gatherings to flow outside.

 

The River House

This new riverfront house for a retired couple was based on the common New England "saltbox," updated with decks and a contemporary treatment. The windows, exterior doors, railings and trim  were carefully and consistently detailed for a unified design. The roof is ideally oriented  and pitched for incorporating solar panels. Energy saving features were included throughout, including radiant floor heating. The design complies with conservation regulations to preserve the river environment.

 

The Rock House

The owners, a retired couple, wanted their old summer house, set on a large coastal rock formation, extensively renovated inside and out. The design goal was to keep its original seaside character and sense of place but with a contemporary feel. The original simple form of the house with its porch and roof dormers was extended to retain the traditional character of the house. The enlarged modern kitchen is incorporated into the main living spaces. Details inside and out were kept simple for the summer beach cottage feel