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Angel’s Welcome

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?).

Angels Welcome PSD Tight In Entry
Scope of Work Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction
Finished Space Above Grade 3,762
Photography Brian Vanden Brink, Dan Cutrona
Angels Welcome PSD 1 Exterior

Three steep gables face the street, two set back and one projecting forward over a wing that includes a garage (with doors facing one side as opposed to toward the street), an entry porch, and a guest suite.

Angels Welcome PSD 2 L Exterior
Angels Welcome PSD 3 Exterior

The entry porch is off-center, accommodating the plan needs and creating an informal break to the symmetry of the triple gables.

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.

Angels Welcome PSD 4 L Exterior
Angels Welcome PSD 6 Living Room
Angels Welcome PSD 5 L Interior
Angels Welcome PSD 5 R Stairhall
Angels Welcome PSD 7 L Mudroom
Angels Welcome PSD 7 R Interior
Angels Welcome PSD 8 Kitchen
Angels Welcome PSD 9 L Bathroom
Angels Welcome PSD 9 R Stairhall

The front wing meets the main body of the house at a narrow connection point that contains a stair hall open to both ground and second floor levels.

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.

Angels Welcome PSD 10 L Office
Angels Welcome PSD 10 R Exterior

As Seen In...

PSD's "Angel's Welcome" project is featured in the Summer 2021 issue of At Home on Cape Cod magazine.
At Home on Cape Cod

Divine Inspiration, by Jennifer Sperry, Summer 2021.

PSD's "Angel's Welcome" project featured in a photo collage of the Cape & Islands Design Guide Annual 2020 issue.
Cape & Islands Design Guide

Dining Out, annual 2020.

PSD Falmouth Magazine Annual2017 Angels Welcome
Falmouth Magazine

A Heavenly House, by Janice Randall Rohlf, Annual 2017.