Perched on the top of a high bluff, Lucky’s Bluff overlooks Cape Cod Bay and its dramatic expanse of tidal flats. The site’s proximity to a steep coastal bank, and tight setback restrictions, presented challenges when designing and building a new home. The existing building footprint was utilized along with a small additional amount of available lot coverage to create cozy, yet comfortable living space on two levels.
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Two separate hood roofs for the main and secondary entrances are functional—as covers from the elements—but are also decorative—as showcased by the elegantly designed support brackets. The gambrel roof shape with shed dormers is visually charming but also helps maximize the living space on the second floor without resulting in an ungainly, blocky shape.
From the front door, there is a view straight through the house and rear doors to the expanse of beach and ocean. The rear, northeast-facing elevation consists of continuous windows and doors to take advantage of the seascape. The living spaces are open to one another, but with some separation created by large square interior columns, articulated with paneling and cabinetry. On the second floor, three bedrooms all face the view.
Lucky, the smallest, but most active (until he tires himself out and a nap is in order), family member presides over paradise.