The Orleans Cape house was an exploration of the temporal. The house is an authentic cape cod style home and the owners wanted to maintain the character of the original home, which had been augmented over time. Partly, the challenge was to add contemporary program to an amalgamated building of by-gone eras – but mainly, the essence of the project was harmonizing disparate forms to become the touchstone for family gatherings to span generations.
The existing addition was rebuilt to include an updated kitchen, dining, and family room to improve livability and reflect a more casual beach lifestyle. The footprint was arranged such that no part of the addition is larger than the original house, so the antique part of the home remains the central focal point thus creating a balance to the house that looked natural and historically correct.
All of the elements that made this Cape Cod vernacular style home wonderful were maintained and enhanced including the weathered cedar shingles, cottage-style windows & shutters, window boxes, and white trim details.
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