McALPINE House Provincetown, MA

New Custom Home

Provincetown, MA


This custom home was featured in House Beautiful Magazine, read the article here.

This project sits on a narrow, wooded plot of land in Provincetown and rather than clear cut the property, the team built the home to embrace the site and go up, up, up.  Taking full advantage of a rare, nature-abundant lot, the home features wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. There are six decks—four of which are screened-in for sleeping among the trees.

The 60-inch-wide front door that was a special order from Germany, pivots on a hinge and is painted in a high-gloss blue—just a first glimpse of the unique details found throughout the home. The first floor ceilings are kept at a modest 7 ½-feet to allow for the airy 10-foot ceilings on the main floor.  Throughout the home, the European oak floors have a finish called Dune—an intentional nod to sandy feet.

The three-story, three-bedroom home is 2,700 square feet and includes many unique details including shiplap walls, exposed Douglas fir beams that were weathered to resemble driftwood, and a three-story granite chimney with an inset window on the first floor.  The custom staircase also spans three stories, constructed with solid oak treads bolted into the framing, appearing to float between stationary walls. In the kitchen the counters are quartzite—an ideal material for countertops due to its strength and long-lasting composition.


Mark Kinnane of Cape Associates, Executive Vice President & Project Manager
Ralf Creech of Cape Associates, Construction Supervisor
Ray Booth of McALPINE House, Architect & Designer
Photos by Simon Upton

This project was featured in our recent blog post: Trend Spotlight: Pivot Doors