Photography by JFW Photography
Although Spencer & Company typically leaves the Architectural design to registered professionals, from time to time they raise their drafting table and sharpen their pencils. This home sits on the north side of the Old Kings Highway in the Historic District of Sandwich, overlooking the train tracks, sprawling marshes, and Cape Cod Bay in the distance. The design of this traditional home was driven by the Historic District guidelines and the undeniable fact that a colonial home would maximize space for this family of five. Not only is the architecture period specific to the other homes in town, the exterior appointments were considered as well. Simulated divided lite windows, a red cedar roof, wood gutters and red brick chimneys and steps bring elegance to the modest design. Throughout the interior of the home there is an abundance of custom millwork and cabinetry designed and built by Spencer & Company. The first floor ceilings are nine feet allowing for a paneling with beams and the living room and entry hallway have a simple but elegant batten style paneling. To add to the entry hall a custom Sapele front door was built and left a natural. Natural sapele was again chosen for the handrail which was cut with a profile created in house.