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This home rose from the ashes of a traditional 1920s house that had burned. The 8-acre parcel has a spectacular southerly view of Squeteague Harbor in Cataumet and has easy access to Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands. The new 5-bedroom, one-room-wide, passive solar structure grows naturally out of the crest of the coastal bank to interact harmoniously with its site. A fluent dialogue has been created between indoor and outdoor spaces. The house extends beyond its boundaries on all sides, gently blending with the land. The design articulates the public, service, and private areas around a large deck or “central space” which connects each wing, inviting movement outdoors and serving as an extension to the interior spaces. The architecture of the building harmonizes with the vernacular building language of the Cape while earnestly addressing the contemporary life styles of today. All exterior surfaces are weathering naturally to a bleached silver gray, creating an important sense of graduated development between natural and manmade.

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