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Sitting on top of the bluff is PSD's Sundowner.


Broad flat columns, big overhangs, crisp triangular roof shapes, window sizes ranging from extra small to extra large, fat window muntins, and a flaring copper chimney cap give Sundowner a happy, iconic character of “home” that a child’s drawing might evoke. Slight exaggeration combined with traditional forms makes the house feel familiar but different; timeless but fresh and unexpected; inviting but bold.

Exaggerated scale in the windows, shutters, trim boards, and chimney cap.
Scope of Work Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction
Finished Space Above Grade 3,211
Photography Brian Vanden Brink
Sunsets are beautiful here at PSD's Sundowner.

Hydrangeas and roses are, like the house itself, timeless.

Set on the eastern edge of a wide salt water creek at the point where it opens to Nantucket Sound, the site offers views to the north, west, and south over the creek to beach, marsh, and open water. There is exaggerated scale in the windows, shutters, trim boards, and chimney cap.

PSD's Sundowner amongst the flowers.
Looking at the front and side of PSD's Sundowner.
The corner of the back porch, looking out to the setting sun.

The beach across the creek is popular with families. In the summertime, the soft background sound of laughing children along with rustling beach grass is carried to the house on the prevailing southwest breeze.

The west-facing waterfront allows views to the last rays of the setting sun, stretching the day to its fullest extent. It is a magical setting that arouses the senses and calms the nerves day and night.

The house is across the way from a popular family beach.
The living space has windows on three sides and water views in two directions.
Kitchen, living, and dining spaces are continuous but defined by simple ceiling shapes and coffers.

The plan is arranged so every room has a water view, even the study and second-floor sitting area on the street side of the house have views of Nantucket Sound as it wraps around to the south.

The first-floor primary bedroom suite faces the corner of the site that has the most privacy and is set back from the street behind the mudroom, side entry, and laundry room. It has its own small terrace beyond a pair of doors. The family room has three exposures: east, south, and west, giving it good natural light all day long. In addition to capturing all-day light, Sundowner is a house that captures the imagination, evokes a smile, and symbolizes special times in a special place.

A view of the first-floor primary bathroom.
A serene first-floor primary bedroom, with access out to a private terrace.
A second-floor bedroom that has wraparound windows and views.

Two of the three guest bedrooms on the second floor occupy corners of the house and have views in, and light from, two directions.

Part of the rear elevation of PSD's Sundowner.
Outdoor living in a worldly and enticing paradise. The globe fire pit is unique.

As Seen In...

PSD's "Sundowner" project is featured in the Autumn 2016 issue of Cape Cod Home magazine.
Cape Cod Home

Living Where the Sea Meets the Sky, by Carla Belkin, Autumn 2016.

PSD New England Home Cape Islands Annual 2015 Terrace Images of Salt Pond Tee Sundowner
New England Home

Good Connections, by Megan Fulweiler, Annual Cape & Islands 2015.