Incredibly dreamy seaside retreat offers quintessential New England living

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Oak Hill Architects has designed this dreamy multi-generational family retreat evoking a bygone era, nestled on 17 magnificent acres of oceanfront and rolling farmland in Massachusetts. The main living areas, which surround a courtyard on three sides, flow openly and are oriented to maximize panoramic views and natural light. The rooms are bright, generously proportioned, and exquisitely detailed.

Natural cedar shingles and gambrel rooflines, paired with substantial stone archways connecting various elements of the house, create a graceful and inviting atmosphere. he homeowners envisioned their seaside retreat as a welcoming gathering place for family and friends, perfect for both formal and informal occasions for years to come.

stone arch exterior into internal courtyard

Above: A stone archway beckons you into the internal courtyard. As you drive through, glimpses of the ocean beyond come into view.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Above: Fieldstone siding and a cedar shingle roof imbue this grand home with a quintessential New England charm. The living room, dining room, library, and owner’s bedroom suite all offer serene views of the front lawn and the ocean beyond.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Above: A grand front entrance invites you into the home. As you approach, the doors offer a glimpse of the ocean beyond.

traditional style front entry hall

Above: The door in the front entry hall opens to reveal the backyard and stunning ocean views.

traditional style home library with a fireplace

Above: Wood paneling envelops all four walls and the ceiling of the home’s library, which features a collection of unique antiques that have been curated by the owners over the years.

traditional style home library

Above: Richly stained wood and bespoke stained glass cabinets help to make this space feel more sophisticated and intimate.

traditional style formal dining room

Above: The formal dining room connects seamlessly to the main foyer, hallway, and living area. Sliding doors offer the flexibility to expand the space for a more casual dining experience or create an intimate setting when closed.

traditional style dining room with built-in cabinets

Above: Built-in millwork provides storage for serving dishes and china reserved for special occasions. Custom details, such as curved cabinets and brackets, elevate this functional space into something truly special.

traditional style kitchen

Above: The kitchen cabinets were custom fabricated by a local mill worker.

traditional style kitchen range wall

What We Love: This dreamy seaside retreat offers fabulous curb appeal with its stone and cedar shingle facade, gambrel rooflines, and serene oceanfront location. Interior living spaces are warm and inviting with sophisticated styling throughout, along with ample natural light. Dreamy views of the water through large windows add to the overall ambiance of this home, making it perfect for everyday living and entertaining.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this oceanfront dwelling do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Massachusetts: Step into this beautiful coastal Nantucket home designed for entertaining and A Greek Revival home gets restored to its former glory on Cape Cod.

traditional style kitchen

Above: Ocean inspiration is evident in this home’s kitchen, with custom cabinets painted a stormy blue, while the backsplash nods to the ocean waves.

traditional style kitchen breakfast nook

Above: Windows on three sides and a soaring cathedral ceiling create an expansive and breathtaking ocean view from the family dining area.

traditional style window seat with built-in cabinets on either side

traditional style bedroom with a window seat

Above: The owner’s bedroom suite, conveniently situated on the main level, provides direct access to the backyard. Three sets of French doors invite the outdoors in, complemented by a spacious window seat that offers a tranquil spot for reading.

traditional style bedroom with a writers desk in the window

traditional style wine tasting nook

traditional style family room with a fireplace

traditional style screen porch with a full bath and kitchenette overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Above: A screened porch featuring a full bath and kitchenette opens directly onto the manicured lawn and swimming pool, creating the perfect setting for entertaining during the warmer months.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Above: A natural stone ledge creates the fourth side of the courtyard of this dreamy seaside retreat.

stone entry arch connects the main house and guest house

Above: In the foreground, the door to the guest house is visible, while the entry arch offers a covered passage connecting the main house to the guest house.

oceanfront home with a stone entry arch and views of the ocean

Above: Looking back through the entry arch, you can catch a glimpse of the expansive fields and beyond to the ocean.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior with pool view

Above: Landscape elements harmonize with the existing stone ledge, seamlessly blending the home into its natural surroundings.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Above: At this seaside retreat, there’s a seamless connection between interior and exterior spaces. Just outside the living room, an inviting outdoor fire pit enhances the ambiance.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Above: Expansive windows and French doors offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. A blend of manicured gardens and natural vegetation seamlessly integrates the home with its environment.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior

Above: Approaching from the driveway, this beautiful seaside retreat gradually reveals itself amid the landscape.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior with landscape view

Above: Nestled along the Atlantic Coast, this property is embraced on three sides by the ocean. The U-shaped design of the home ensures that all major living spaces enjoy breathtaking views of the water.

gambrel roof oceanfront home exterior with rolling farmland view

Photos: Courtesy of Oak Hill Architects

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9 days ago

Stunning and timeless beauty.