Its All We Need
Whole House Residential Renovation
Client was looking for a getaway cottage. The challenge was to take a 1970's style ranch house and convert to a transitional style coastal cottage. The style was inspired by a combination of places visited from Napa Valley to the Caribbean and the attempt to make those elements at home in New England.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This seaside cottage, designed and built by Archia Homes in coastal Massachusetts, is a transformation of a 1970's ranch house. The home was gutted of all finishes and the interior floor plan reconfigured. The roof lines were redesigned with perpendicular gables and the ceilings were raised from 7 to 9 feet. The textural board and batten and v-groove walls and ceiling finishes add to the warmth of the space and accentuate the rustic beams. The result is a 2400 square foot home where the limited space is maximized for comfort and openness and to embrace views of the ocean from almost every room.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in late 2015 and was completed in July 2016. The home is located in Duxbury, MA overlooking the ocean.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The project interprets traditional New England themes and combines them in ways that suggest a transitional style. Locally sourced and salvaged rustic beams were used and are structural collar tiles and ridge beams. The floors are fumed oak from Virginia.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
3 bedroom 2 bathroom coastal cottage
coastal, cottage, rustic, transitional, board and batten, New England, water front, wet lands, Massachusetts,
Archia was bound almost completely to its original footprint due to wet lands restrictions. They were able to add the small dining room addition, rear deck and front porch only.
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All photographs by Remark Visions