Located in a Falmouth seaside neighborhood, the public presentation of the home is modest. From the water the house has a very different character than from the street. The multiple gables form of the street façade is replaced by a singular form more focused on hunkering down than pointing skyward. The roof descends seaward and groundward from a large center hip-roofed mass, over low side wings, and then flares out as it approaches the end walls. Three bay windows sit under an overhanging second floor, its mass bearing down on them as if they were massive columns (or stout legs?). Two round windows placed symmetrically on the façade imply port holes (or eyes?). Sea creatures come to mind (a resting octopus, a swimming stingray?).
|Scope of Work||Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction|
|Finished Space Above Grade||3,762|
|Photography||Brian Vanden Brink, Dan Cutrona|
Other than flat representational columns marking the entry, the façade is simple and unadorned, meeting the clients’ wishes for a welcoming but modest looking public presentation.
Natural light floods the space from two sides and creates a vertical core for the house that is brightly lit by natural light despite its central location in plan.