Sensitive Scale, Modest Materials
This Cape Cod home maintains a pared-down simplicity with a low-pitch roof and visually separate forms.
Twombly says it was a challenge to achieve flood-zone elevations and provide water views over the dune while maintaining the low roof profile that the clients desired. The solution was to divide the house into small-scale, visually separate forms tied together with shared features such as shingles, shutters, boardwalks, and porches. The roof pitch was lowered as far as possible without sacrificing a traditional look, and a stone wall on the entry side reinforces the low profile and anchors the house to the site. To help obscure the flood- resistant pier foundation, Twombly used lattice panels around the base of the building.
Designer Estes Twombly Architects, estestwombly.com
Builder Fellman Brothers Builders, chathammabuilder.com
Location Chatham, Mass.
Photos Warren Jagger
From Fine Homebuilding #292