New Home, Cape Cod, MA
Architect: Moskow Linn Architects
This stunning, new home is calming to both mind and spirit in its contemporary New England style and Japanese detailing, with its clean lines and bright, cheerful feel. The home was built between 2014 and 2015 in three sections, connected by two breezeways, taking full advantage of the clean ocean air.
The interior is show-stopping, covered almost entirely in clear, vertical-grain fir. From the flooring to the walls, columns, staircases and ceiling beams, this special, lighter-hued wood brightens all the rooms. Storage and smart use of space was a huge consideration in the creation of this home. For example, the mudroom and living room were both built with expansive window seating with storage beneath. Built-in drawers and cabinets can also be found throughout, yet never interfere with the distinctly uncluttered feel of the rooms.
High-end appliances grace the kitchen, including a Sub Zero refrigerator and a Wolf stove. Eco-friendly features in the home include low-flow faucets, dual-flush toilets in the bathrooms, and an ERV (energy recovery ventilation) system, which conditions and improves indoor air quality.
Other materials sourced for the home include different types of stone, including bluestone and boulders. Hand-made ceramic tiles were used for the bathroom showers, and the kitchen counters are covered in granite.
Another of the home’s eye-catching features is its hurricane-impact windows, which are rated to withstand hurricane force winds and impact rated against wind-borne debris. The 24-foot skylight, which had to be installed by crane, consists of six independently mechanized shades operating in unison.