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Manomet Ridge

This house is in a new neighborhood called Dawn’s Light at The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA. It sits high on a historic east-facing ridge overlooking a wide expanse and long distant views. The woodlands, open countryside, and seascape of Plymouth, Cape Cod Bay, and Outer Cape Cod are all visible. The combination of big landscape viewed from above, big sky, and open ocean is unusual in Massachusetts, as it sits at one of the highest coastal view locations in the state. All the major rooms in the house open to the spectacular scene via simple ganged windows.

Manomet Ridge has a contemporary Shingle Style character. It is similar in layout to East to Avalon but different in street-facing details to reflect a woodland rather than seaside location.

Dawns Light PSD Front Exterior
Scope of Work Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Interior Design Coordination
Finished Space Above Grade 3,474
Photography Michael Lee, Brian Vanden Brink
Dawns Light PSD 1 Exterior

The front porch columns and brackets reach out like tree branches, but they also imply architectural arches.

Pinecone shaped cut-outs in simple painted board shutters at the front provide a delightful detail that further situates the home in its context. The woodland symbolism gives way at the view side to a more nautical influence represented by cable railings on the large deck and ships-prow-like knife edge hip roof at the screened-in porch wing.

Dawns Light PSD 2 R Exterior
Dawns Light PSD 3 L Exterior
Dawns Light PSD 3 R Exterior
Dawns Light PSD 4 Exterior
Dawns Light PSD 7 L Entry

The project was a part of the Boston Magazine Design Home program that pairs a design and construction team with a non-profit to provide a temporary fundraising venue that is later sold on the open market.

Funds raised from tours of the home and events that took place at it far exceeded any fundraising records set previously in the program and provided over $80,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital. A spectacular place for a fortunate homeowner was provided as well!

Dawns Light PSD 6 L Living Room
Dawns Light PSD 6 R Entry
Dawns Light PSD Kitchen
Dawns Light PSD 8 L Bedroom
Dawns Light PSD 8 R Lights
Dawns Light PSD 9 L Bathroom
Dawns Light PSD 9 R Screened Porch
Dawns Light PSD Lower Level

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The home PSD designed and built for the Boston Magazine Design Home program raised money for Boston Children's Hospital.
Plymouth Magazine

New Horizons, by Jaci Conry, Annual 2017.