This Gambrel-shingle-style home, designed in a neighborhood of existing homes, presents itself modestly to the street. It evokes the feel of a shingle-style cottage with stone piers and front porch that would be found in neighborhood communities at the turn of the century. Wrapped in cedar shingles curving gently around arches, complemented by a dark-green trim, anchors the home to the landscape.
The lot being longer than wide required the architecture to be the same. The kitchen, Family Room and rear Screened Porch with fireplace, hidden from the street, reach deep into the lot, surrounded by beautiful gardens and walkways. The Dining Room opens with french doors onto a covered porch and trellised exterior dining space.
This home was designed for a young, busy, growing family—with a large Mud Room with cubbies and baskets and open office work area off the kitchen, which is private yet connected and open.
An intimate Study sitting area reminiscent of Parlor rooms of old, in place of a large Living Room, sits off the Foyer and serves a dual purpose of intimate conversation room or Library. The scale of the spaces gives an overall intimacy to a home that disguises its actual size well.