Have you ever imagined building a coastal cottage? How would it look? Where would it be located? Planning, dreaming and finally realizing this was something that took some time and careful choices for this couple.
The homeowners of this shingle cottage envisioned a new home as a homestead to be handed down from generation to generation. New England architectural elements such as the gambrel roof and the use of vernacular materials such as cedar shingles and beadboard allow the cottage to appear unchanged and unchanging. An intuitive straight forward plan connects family spaces with expansive openings of glass that foster outside summer living that opens to a screened wing breakfast room that connects the cottage to the pool.
This enchanting shingle style cottage enjoys views in every direction from Edgerton Bay to rare expanses of farmland on Martha’s Vineyard.
Architecture: Donald Lococo Architects
Martha’s Vineyard Shingle Cottage with Coastal Interiors
Traditional gambrel roofing and a charming balcony adds architectural interest and timeless beauty to this cottage.
Cozy and with a hint of industrial style, this cottage kitchen feels welcoming without being too traditional.
The kitchen features a desk, white cabinets with bin pulls, beadboard walls and casual coastal furniture. I am loving that vintage bench!
Doors and windows are always open in this cottage to invite the ocean’s breeze in.
Summer Reading Club
This place seems to be a great spot for reading or just daydreaming.
Can you “feel” the silence of this space…? Calmness.
The balcony from another angle. Notice the front porch.
Nothing looks better with weathered singles than bluestone. Isn’t this stunning?
The sunroom has enviable views of the private garden and courtyard.
It would be lovely to add a bistro set and have breakfast in this beautiful courtyard.
Chandelier is an antique.
Beach House Garden
The planter hung on the siding was picked up locally by the owner. These particular type of planters use coco lining which is the exterior moss-like texture shown.
According to the architect, these are Red cedar 18″ perfections. They are unstained and unpainted and were this way when photos were taken a few years after construction. Natural cedar weathers differently in different climates and locations. This house in Martha’s Vineyard is subject to driving rains and drying winds which affects the color.
Between white picket fences, rose gardens, hydrangeas, Dutch doors, weathered shingles and garden sheds, this cottage is truly a place that is hard to forget and so easy to feel inspired by!
I hope this home has brought some beauty to your day.
Sources: Donald Lococo Architects. John Cole Photography.
Hello, my beautiful friends! How are you doing today? We’re off to an exciting and fun day! We’re traveling to a nearby city to watch some soccer games and it should be great! The FIFA Women’s World Cup is happening here in Canada and I can’t wait to see some of these girls playing.
I hope you guys have some great plans for today. Remember to take care of yourself and be safe.
We’ll talk again tomorrow!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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