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.
|Scope of Work||Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction|
|Finished Space Above Grade||3,211|
|Photography||Brian Vanden Brink|
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.
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 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.