Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BEHIND THE PRIVET-A VISIT TO THE CAPE


This Cape Cod property caught my eye because of its unusual and surprising mix of architectural elements. The guest house appears first, a traditional Cape, with a gambrel roof and shingled exterior, a pretty and sophisticated home typical of the New England area.  Behind the guest house, the main residence sits on a private island reached by a narrow wooden footbridge. The main house, completed in 2002, is an enchanting mix of modern and traditional elements, with an imposing jutting roofline and beadboard and arched windows, giving the home a playful, quirky appeal. The interiors have a beachy, relaxed vibe with a soft, muted palette, that compliment the gorgeous water views. I'm smitten with the master bedroom wing, which is all glassy and modern with a spectacular winged roofline that looks ready to fly away! 







24 comments:

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh wow - id like to come for a visit right now! ive never been to the cape or to the hamptons, am dying to see what im missing. hopefully one day :)

Acquired Objects said...

I'm with you that first master bedroom is drool worthy. Keep jumping those privets because I love this series.

XX
Debra~

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Beautiful!

I Dream Of said...

A gorgeous reason to visit the Cape. Love that outdoor fireplace! Perfect for S'mores.

CDS said...

How gorgeous!!! I want to visit! xoxo

Tibs said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Something to dream of...

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oh Lordy! Would be a dream to vacation here xx

Between The Boxwoods said...

Wow! That is amazing!

michele said...

oh my word! so unique and i love the wing too!

gorgeous.

michele

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Enchanting is a perfect word for this property. It is so crisply decorated in both traditional and contemporary styles without being unwelcoming. Love it.

Kim said...

I love the serene interior of the winged house! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Nice to meet you!

homestilo said...

Great architectural details. I also really like the soft color palette of the interiors. Thank you for stopping by today and for your lovely comment. Happy to now follow you.

designchic said...

So beautiful - I am completely obsessed with the shingled house!!

Anne said...

Looks beautiful:) Thank you for lovely comment on my blog:)
~Anne

Anette Willemine said...

Beautiful! Never been to the Hamptons before, so it's on my "to visit list" the next time I'm in The US.
Love your blog by the way. Looking forward to follow you from now!

Wishing you a wonderful day!


Anette Willemine
(Norway)

The enchanted home said...

So unique! Looks so pretty and peaceful...could use a getaway place like that right about now:)

Barbara@HausDesign said...

It's lovely! And there are a lot of unique elements that made me stop and notice. Great colors too for a relaxed and soothing atmosphere!

Donna Vining said...

The architecture is just lovely on that master bedroom suite!! And the kitchen/dining area is gorgeous!

www.donnaviningblog.com

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I have always wanted to visit the Cape. These images are gorgeous.

Leslie said...

Great master bedroom and rock sitting area outside. I like all those windows and the colors are perfect.

leslie

Nancy said...

I love this house! Thank you so much for sharing. It is spectacular!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

pretty pink tulips said...

Love this home.....it just invites you in!!!

What's behind the next privet?!
xoxo Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Not to rain on anyone's image of the Cape, but this is a very unique house. My family has been living on Cape Cod since the 1700s and 99% of the homes DO NOT look like this. We live in regular homes: colonials, capes, split-levels, and ranches. Please, come to the Cape, but just don't be disappointed if you don't see lots of houses like this.

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So beautiful!
That's exactly what I dream of!