Arrowhead Point deploys a horizontally-stretched roof shape. This is a house that is inspired by the classic Shingle Style. It is located on a peninsula with vast views of surrounding marshlands, cove, ocean, and even a historic lighthouse. The roof forms a skyward pointing triangle, while large overhangs accentuate horizontal reach. Together these suggest an “arrowhead” that the original Wampanoag inhabitants of the land might have crafted and are still occasionally unearthed locally.
|Scope of Work||Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction|
|Finished Space Above Grade||3,833|
|Photography||Brian Vanden Brink|
The entry location provides a counterbalance to the strong central focus of the gable and the bay window that occurs beneath it. It also helps integrate the bedroom wing with the rest of the house. A commanding water view is visible from the front door. The entry foyer spans two stories, with multiple sunlight exposures (including from a small but important dormer window above), and includes stairs leading through ascending shiplap cut-out openings, and dramatic ceiling angles.
In addition to the interior spaces, the screened-in porch, raised terrace, and infinity-edge pool take advantage of the exceptional site. The character of the front and back of the house is different but occurs in dynamic balance, befitting the nature of a street-side for welcoming entry and an ocean-side for outdoor living and connection to the spectacular seascape.