Located in the historic district of Edgartown, Mass., Cottage Street was designed for a co-founder of a clothing company, who presented a unique design challenge: to incorporate the brand within the home along with his deep-rooted interests in fishing and the nautical nature of the island. The main concern was to create a nautical theme that enhanced the architecture rather than undermined the design with kitsch details. Upon entry, the home unfolds in a significant way with numerous nautical elements. The foyer has a teak and holly floor recalling the old Hinckley wooden yachts. There is a large open kitchen, breakfast area, and family room with a bay window overlooking the rear yard. “Hinckley blue” is used as an accent throughout the home. The garage is a multifunctional space fitted for the owner’s significant amount of fishing gear. It has a brick floor and nautically inspired spar-varnished fir beadboard in one of the bays, which is used as a recreation space.
Front Exterior - The streetscape mimics the scale and character of its historic surroundings. The façade recalls the original Greek Revival cottage vernacular styled house. We reintroduced the brick sidewalks and driveway, white picket fence, window boxes, green shutters, and wood roof there by creating a very silent streetscape.
Back Exterior - The property consist of a large program on a modest site including the main home, attached garage, covered bluestone porch with an outdoor fireplace, pool cabana, pool, hot tub and a detached guesthouse.
Foyer - The homeowner presented a unique design challenge to incorporate his clothing company's brand within the home along with his deep rooted interests for fishing and the nautical nature of the island. The main concern was to carefully create a nautical theme that enhanced the architecture rather than undermined the design with kitsch details. For example, upon entry, the home unfolds in a significant way with numerous nautical elements. The foyer has a teak and holly floor recalling the old "Hinckley" wooden yachts.
Kitchen - The nautical theme continues in the kitchen with "Hinckley" blues, hardware resembling cleats, gloss white finishes, custom tiles, and custom cabinetry to resemble a galley in a lurxury motor yacht. The kitchen is partitioned from the family room by a wide cased opening, resembling a window often found in the captain's stateroom of a pirate ship, to encourage the social interaction between the rooms thus giving the illusion of an open floor plan.
Family Room & Outdoor Covered Porch - The disappearing nano door opens up to create a indoor/outdoor experience between the family room and the covered bluestone porch. The outdoor living room celebrates outdoor living with a brick fireplace and custom copper skylight above to bring down the natural light yet provide a retreat from the summer sun. The cased beams are repeated on the ceiling of the covered porch to create a seamless transition between the two spaces.
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Mind Blowing Cottage Street.