Cozy seaside gable house boasts breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean


This stunning beach house was designed by architects Ike Kligerman Barkley, located on a rolling site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Boston, Massachusetts. This seaside gable house brings together two contrasting ideas – nineteenth century Shingle Style design, and a contemporary preference for material and textural expression over architectural detail. While the exterior captures the local design aesthetic, the interior treats light, space and surface in a distinctly modern fashion.


Above: The home’s entrance court offers a breezy and welcoming atmosphere.


Above: The lights are made by Nulux, called Swidlux. Each contains two separately amiable lights.


Above: This beach style living room features triple hung windows, framing beautiful seaside views.


Above: A cozy dining bay features expansive windows bringing in natural light and capturing ocean views. The light fixture above the dining table is the Fulton Linear Chandelier by Hinkley Lighting, sourced from Lightology.


Above: The flooring in this screened-in porch is unfinished Ipe (a Brazilian hardwood). The windows are screens only and they are fixed in place. The knee wall/kick plate is about 22″ high.


Above: This cozy reading nook features cork on the walls and ceiling.


Above: The home features a secret staircase, concealed behind a doorway.


What We Love: This charming seaside gable house offers light-filled interior living spaces and windows maximizing views over the New England coast. Living spaces are warm and comfortable thanks to a seaside-inspired palette and the heavy use of wood. The outdoor spaces are equally amazing, with an expansive swimming pool that seems to extend into the magnificent ocean… Readers, what are your overall thoughts, would this be your ideal place to call home? Tell us in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other amazing home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Ike Kligerman Barkley: Dreamy beachfront hideaway in Nantucket designed for family living and Magnificent shingle-style beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


Above: The bedroom features a bed with a Claro Walnut headboard (The California Claro walnut has more color than many other walnut varieties).


Above: This shower is comprised of teak wood.


Above: The girl’s bedroom offers a playful beach vibe.


Above: The outdoor swimming pool features an expansive deck, chaise lounges and a louvered poolhouse. The pool is 60-feet long and about 24-feet wide. The deck is unfinished Ipe wood.


Above: Teak louvers are on the poolhouse.


Above: The interior of the poolhouse is filled with natural light. Inviting furnishings offers a shaded spot to enjoy relaxation and entertaining.



Above: The poolhouse glass sliding doors are each about 10′ tall and almost 5′ wide. The doors helps to blur the lines between indoors and out.


Above: The swimming pool deck offers breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Photos: Peter Aaron Architectural Photography

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Carol Melville
5 years ago

I like this home a lot. Many similar homes seem far too “neutral” to me, becoming drab and a bit sterile in just how “calm” an atmosphere is created; but this home, although also very neutral, has important contrasts, bright whites and varied wood tones, that give the eye a break and some interest. It has a bit more personality. This is a home I would enjoy spending time in.