This house draws on many sources, from the American Shingle Style to Japanese pavilions, to Frank Lloyd Wright, and unites them into something new. A Gothic entry arcade extends forty feet out from the house in a welcoming ceremonial gesture for the modest vacation house.
This compound of new buildings adopts a vernacular rural style, reinforcing the culture of the place by using simple barn forms. The composition is unified by painting all the buildings the traditional ferrous oxide red.
While fitting in with local Shingle Style and Colonial Revival traditions, Harbor View is organized for modern living, with the kitchen at the center, open to the living/dining room and waterside porch.
Description A summer house built around salvaged barn beams. Site Not far from the beach, the secluded site faces south to the ocean and views. Design The large main barn room embraces the main living spaces, including the kitchen. The…