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When designing this home, Andrew Kotchen, principal at Workshop/APD, was tasked with creating a residence that could host multiple families at once. The two families with young children spend their summers together, so it was promptly decided that the home needed two master bedroom suites on the first and second floors—each with an adjacent guest suite. The result is perfect for two or even three families at any given time. Due to its location in a rural cul-de-sac in Siasconset, a quiet neighborhood of Nantucket, this residence is thoughtfully very site specific. The team highlighted the unique corner condition offered, and oriented the main living spaces towards the undeveloped land of the bank meadow and ocean, providing a spectacular untamed view. All living spaces open to the backyard, which features a large pool, outdoor fireplace, and bocce court.

Activities are possible all over the property, yet there are ample pockets of space for peace and quiet. The interior design was meant to reflect a modern reinterpretation of the classic Nantucket beach cottage, as highlighted by the hand-crafted detailing and durable furnishings. With a consistent palette throughout, the home has a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, and is ready to withstand the inevitable years of entertaining to come. The clever contrasts within the design scheme help guide the eye around the home, and make for a very livable, modern summer residence. Textured wood beams articulate the varied ceilings that help define all of the main living spaces, and decorative plaster finishes create unique backdrops at the entry stair and living room.

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ID Boston Vol. 10  

The magazine of Boston Design Center.

ID Boston Vol. 10  

The magazine of Boston Design Center.