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Woods Hole, MA

This narrow waterfront site in Woods Hole overlooks Little Harbor and has spectacular views to the southwest and Naushon Island. The existing house was removed. The waterfront site lies within the conservation district.

Two buildings are sited on the property: the main house on the northern property line; the garage and guest house on the southern. The main house, one room wide with a tower attached, boasts breathtaking views and optimal sun exposure. A sixteen by sixty-six foot long building houses the garage and a guest suite. The large overhanging hip roofs on both structures are reminiscent of bungalows and boathouses of coastal communities.

The landscape integrates the buildings with the sloping site. The terrace between the buildings serves as an outdoor room for each building, as well as allows access to the lower lawn. Stephen Stimson Associates, Landscape Architects, designed the landscape.

The interior materials are organic and inspired by the site. The main level has translucent blue stained ash floors with bleached ash wall panels and cabinetry. The upper level master suite, lower level bedroom, and den have cork floors. All countertops are custom concrete, and the walls are raw plaster.

Contractor:  O'Hara Builders