On the end of a peninsula overlooking Buzzards Bay and the Atlantic, we met every known protected environmental resource – from eroding coastal bluffs to bordering vegetated wetlands, to freshwater marshes. The entire Little Island Road property sits within a velocity flood zone. We achieved everything our client wanted from the Conservation Commission and the Building Department. The home and pool cabana are on stilts so as not to be washed away in a freak storm, and the various project parts fit like a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. We oriented the buildings and outdoor spaces to exploit the open views and to block winds. Accomplishing an expansive feel with great indoor-outdoors connections, it was a special challenge to shoehorn the house, garage, driveway, cabana, pool, and spa into the limited space. Custom-designed wrought fences styled after classic Beacon Hill Juliet balconies bring a link to their city home. Nature creeps right up to the living spaces for a cottage nestled in the woods by the bay.
Chip Webster Architects, Viola Associates (swimming pool and spa), and Francisco Tavares Inc. (landscape construction).
Total Project Cost: $975k