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This shingle-style cape home offers a serene getaway in Massachusetts

shingle style cape home exterior

Catalano Architects together with Liz Caan & Co. has designed this beautiful shingle-style cape home located in a walkable neighborhood in Falmouth, a coastal town on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This inviting cottage provides a serene summer getaway for a growing family. The 4,000-square-foot home’s streamlined silhouette is clad in red cedar shingles, with a decorative facade offering balance and scale.

Prominent elliptical arches with matchboard siding define the entry porch’s perennial style. The front porch was created for sitting and visiting with passersby, neighbors, and family who have all inhabited this small enclave for generations. This warm and welcoming family home is designed for children, adults, slamming screen doors, and little bare feet.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECTURE Catalano Architects INTERIOR DESIGNER Liz Caan & Co. BUILDER Halliday Builders LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Dan Gordon Landscape Architects

shingle style cape home exterior

A Chippendale balustrade from the owner’s bedroom suite avails additional deck space and a projecting wide oriel window above lends a playful visual element. The back entry to the home is idyllically framed by a left-of-center arbor gate, leading to a year-round screened-in family room with radiant floors, custom millwork, and built-in fans for a seamless indoor-outdoor connection.

shingle style cape home front porch

While the exterior needed to fit within the vernacular of the street, the interior architectural details are a bit cleaner and distinctly fitting for this modern and busy family.

shingle style cape home entry with a console table

“The palette is less expected for a cape home and more casual, focusing on a light and tonal palette with texture and accessible materials. We used a lot of lighter wood tones to give it an inviting and warm feel,” states interior designer Liz Caan.

modern living room

The interiors embody a relaxed elegance with warm rift-sawn white oak paired with matchboard siding, combined with soft hues of color throughout. The stylish and inviting living areas are imbued with natural light emphasizing traditional fenestration and high ceilings.

modern living room

What We Love: This shingle-style cape home provides a family with a warm and welcoming abode for relaxing getaways. We love the overall design of this home, from the attractive exterior facade to the gorgeous living spaces and unique light fixtures. The project team did a fabulous job of creating a home for making lasting family memories and enjoying the serene ambiance of coastal living at its finest.

Tell Us: What details do you find most appealing and what would you change if this was your family getaway home? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Massachusetts: A midcentury deck house gets a remarkable makeover on Cape Cod and A charming update to a classic New England farmhouse in the woods.

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modern breakfast nook and kitchen

Above: The light fixture above the breakfast nook in the kitchen is the Ashburn Pendant – Natural Buri, Antique brass, sourced from Arteriors.

modern kitchen

modern kitchen pantry

modern built-in breakfast nook in the kitchen

modern bedroom

modern bedroom dresser

modern bathroom

modern bedroom

modern bathroom

modern bedroom

modern bathroom

modern bunk bedroom

modern bedroom

modern bathroom

shingle style cape home backyard screened-in porch with outdoor furniture

shingle style cape home exterior

shingle style cape home exterior

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Paul Sorum
2 months ago

Really a beautiful home.

kdown
2 months ago

tasteful and absolutely correct for the cape !! bravo