Dune House

Architect Siemasko + Verbridge

Photography by Jared Kuzia

The initial site visit to this existing home was rather dreary. The house had been neglected for years and oddly enough did not take advantage of the spectacular views of Nantucket Sound and an expansive marsh. The home, which was lacking enough windows to showcase the views, was fully gutted. There was a large amount of structural steel installed to make way for floor to ceiling sliders and windows. The rear roofline was dormered in all three sections of the home to maximize the living space in a relatively small footprint. The Interior trim package was rather simple to keep with the modern style of the home. To add interest, there are multiple built-in bunks beds as well as numerous walnut benches, bookcases, and a built-in master bed. Exposed ductwork, custom stainless cables railings, and a soapstone fireplace from Sweden all compliment the aesthetic. There was a considerable amount of stonework on the project as well. Terraced back patios allow for maximum outdoor living space and also make for a more comfortable approach to a home situated high on a sand dune. To cap off the exterior living, the existing deck was reconfigured and rebuilt with Ipe decking and railings. By shrinking the deck slightly from its original footprint, the homeowner was granted the ability to build stairs down to the beach.

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