Sometimes the decision to demolish an existing home and rebuild is filled with sentimental and emotional challenges, and sometimes it is not. That’s when our modern residential architects stepped in.
Despite having owned this summer cottage for over 30 years and having watched their kids grow up here, the decision to raze and replace the aging house came very easily to the owners of this East Dennis summer home.
Set low on a hillside, the cottage was tired and failed to take advantage of any of the spectacular views that the Bay-side site had to offer. The owner’s primary objective; Elevate the new house to maximize water views.
The design began with the inclusion of a 12 foot high foundation wall that elevated the first floor of the house well above the roof lines of other houses between itself and the water. The main level entrance from both the lower apartment and the exterior both center perfectly on the view to the Bay. There are water views from nearly every room in the house, including the basement.
The owner, their children, and their grandchildren couldn’t be happier with the outcome:
The boundless views, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, tile baths, spa, custom cabinetry and built-ins, granite countertops, and endless amenities in this new home make an exceptional place for future generations to call their “Summer Cottage.”