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Cozy beach house with fabulous rooftop deck overlooking Cape Cod Bay

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This modern and cozy beach house was designed by Jill Neubauer Architects in collaboration with building company Cape Associates. Conceived as a summer vacation home designed for a blended family of eight, this getaway overlooks Cape Cod Bay in North Truro, Massachusetts. A LEED compliant home, highlights includes expansive living spaces and breathtaking ocean views. The dwelling is constructed with sustainable and non-toxic materials, and powered with alternative energy systems. This includes geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic (solar) electricity and a residential scale wind turbine.

Expansive sliding glass doors on either side of the home allows for fresh ocean breezes to flow through. The flat roof offers a fabulous roof-top deck with a fireplace, perfect for entertaining. Interior finishes include wooden walls and stone floors. Forehand + Lake was responsible for the interior design of this project.

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The house is anchored behind the top of the coastal bank, which creates a buffer from the extreme conditions of the site. The plan is organized along the north/south axis, with living spaces pushed towards the water and service spaces lining the eastern side of the house. Additionally, the house is split along its east/west axis, with private spaces enjoying southern exposure and public spaces occupying the northern half. The rectangular footprint parallels the bluff and beach, offering expansive views from all rooms.

Above: The exterior of this beach house retreat is clad in cedar and finished with Penofil oil, giving it a warm glow.

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What We Love: The architects did an incredible job of designing this beach house to take full advantage of its site and maximize views of the Atlantic Ocean. Open and airy living spaces offer plenty of opportunities for intimate quite time and areas for entertaining family and friends. A wonderful master bedroom suite comes complete with an open air bathing area, while still allowing for privacy. The best part about this home is the rooftop deck. A comfortable space for relaxing while enjoying the water views and for spending time with guests.

Tell Us: What details in this home caught your eye? Anything you would like to have seen done differently? Please share with us your thoughts in the Comments below!

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Above: At the entry of this beach house, honed granite stepping stones leads across a wading pool to a custom staircase. The steps lead up to the spacious roof deck, which offers mesmerizing views of Provincetown. 

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Above: In the kitchen, a custom 14-foot dining table is composed of a slab of live-edge black walnut. The light fixture is custom designed, made from hammered steel and mica.

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Above: The custom designed kitchen cabinets are composed of Tabu ash.

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Above: The striking fireplace is made from Cor-Ten weathering steel, left outdoors to oxidize for four months. Limestone is used for the fireplace surround and floors.

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Above: The girls bunkroom features built-in beds composed of walnut. A garage-style overhead door allows the option of open-air sleeping. 

 

 

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Above: A sheltered patio offers an outdoor kitchen and breathtaking ocean views. A motorized retractable screen can be lowered to keep the bugs out. Outdoor furnishings are covered in Perennials outdoor textiles.

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Above: An Ipe and granite walkway leads up to the front entryway of this beautiful low-slung home.

Photos: Dan Cutrona

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The One

Wow, what a beautiful sunset, just love the roof garden !

Patricia

Gorgeous! I am down in Truro quite often, I would love to become friends with the owners of the property!