A new, family-friendly house has all the charm of a 19th-century beach cottage. The house offers unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean from the third floor master bedroom which can’t be beat! This luxury home in Martha’s Vineyard boasts many simple cottage touches like wooden blinds on windows, beadboard accent walls and oil-rubbed bronze knobs.
“When architect Patrick Ahearn, of Ahearn/Schopfer Architects in Boston, designed a family home to be built on one of the rare undeveloped beachfront parcels on Martha’s Vineyard, he started by inventing a venerable past for the residence. “The homeowners and I imagined that there was a rambling Shingle-style cottage already on the property, like the ones that dotted the New England coast in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and that the surrounding houses had been wiped out in a hurricane. In our made-up scenario the house had been neglected until now, and we were to restore it to its former glory,” explains Ahearn.
Never mind that the real-life neighboring homes were contemporary in style. Writing a script for the soon-to-be-built structure helped ground its architectural features in history and guided the design of the interiors as well.” ~ Elle Decor
Materials in the kitchen were chosen to give the illusion of age such as oak floors, thick mahogany countertops, seeded-glass-front doors on upper cabinets, and oil-rubbed bronze knobs and bin pulls.
Beadboard paneling, Carrara marble tub surround and a toilet niche offer a classic and vintage appeal in the Master Bathroom.
The breakfast nook offers beautiful views of a nearby farm. All of the bay window area boasts vintage details that add to the home’s charm.
You can easily reach the home’s outdoor deck through the glazed French doors. The room is set up perfectly for entertaining friends and family.
Details make all the difference! The fireplace mantel rests on brackets that resemble those on the eaves of the house.
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