Designed to accommodate informal beach living for a family and their friends, this house consists of an 800 square foot great room and a 2000 square foot bedroom wing. The great room and decks capture immediate eastern views along the pond shore line while the second floor bedrooms look out over the barrier beach to distant Block Island.
A base of wide boards, with deep shadow lines, grounds the house and visually supports more finely detailed forms above. The entry is a glazed bridge between the two wings of the house, framing pond views and drawing visitors into the house. Railings of stainless steel uprights, painted boards and wire link indoor and outdoor spaces.
Inside, painted tongue and groove boards, exposed trusses, and simple flat trim reinforce the informal summer house atmosphere.
Landscape Architect: Anne Penniman / Interiors: Anne Hardy / Builder: Kinsella Building Corporation / Photographer: Warren Jagger