This expansion and renovation created a tranquil coastal retreat with ample space for its spacious corner lot and took advantage of natural light and views of Hyannis Harbor. Even with an expanded footprint, the home maintains its original feel, with an exterior that b This quaint and unassuming historic home’s expansion and renovation was a balance of retaining the character and scale of an historic district cottage, while creating an open floor plan, capturing daylight, modern head height and better views to the water. The owner’s goal was to create approachable gathering spaces for family and guests, while also creating private spaces for everyday living and downsizing. The home was an unwinterized, foundation-less summer cottage. The reimagined design raised and relocated the house on the lot, to create a large walk out lower level, take advantage of the hillside grade, re-orient the main entry and to take advantage of natural light and views of Hyannis Harbor. A carriage house garage with an open breezeway was created to help orient the home to the side street and honor the scale of traditional village Cape style homes with its charming and quintessential Cape Cod neighborhood.
Wide sandy oak floors, simple white paneling and details and a palette of classic neutral materials create a calm and clean palette. An ocean home that can become a full-time residence, rather than a beach house were the owner’s primary goals. The main level offers a full guest suite that can transition to a future primary suite, formal living room, great room and open kitchen, and doors to a large ocean facing deck and screen porch.
The second floor offers a primary suite, office, laundry room, and additional guest bedrooms, while the lower level offers a walk out to the yard, a large rec room, gym, and bar. While the home’s classic shingle, white trim and copper detail exterior is derived from local and historical forms, the interior is a balance of updated and open layouts, daylight and views and a tasteful and timeless style that is easy for large gatherings and everyday living.