This postwar Cape is squeezed onto its tight site which overlooks Buzzards Bay. The property has been inherited by a brother and sister who are planning to renovate it in the near future. Sometime during its life an in-law apartment was added to the main house. Our clients wanted to retain the two-family status which would work well for each family.
Upon inspection we determined that the existing programmatic functions were placed inappropriately and felt the public and private functions needed to flip, enabling all living spaces to have direct access to the expansive rear yard and view of the ocean. Decks and balconies have been added on each level allowing for a comfortable transition from inside to outside. The first floor of the main house has been completely opened up to allow for visual transparency and cross ventilation throughout the building. The organization is arranged in such a way to allow for communal gatherings, as well as, providing opportunities for privacy.