Residential Design

Vol 1, 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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steel beams and other exposed struc- ture inside, smooth plaster walls, metal windows, and a metal garage door that opens the dining room to the garden. Jill has added on to the project over the years, albeit more lightly and always with a master plan in mind. A barn for the horses has an oak timber frame infilled with pine and cedar, but also polycarbonate, so the animals and those tending them benefit from natural light. There's a chicken coop, a workshop, a tree house, and a storage shed with a guest room above it. To- gether, they create outdoor rooms and private spaces to enjoy the refuge of the woods or the prospect of the pond. Even 20 years later, Lucky Pines is a nexus of invention for the architect. It's here she developed her particular brand of "glamp"—a structure that's part tent and part cabin. It's the runaway space everyone craves, immersed in nature, permeable to the sights and sounds that quiet and exalt us. Above and right: The Buzzards Bay Residence harnesses a handicap of the site (a stand of trees in conservation) and makes them an important leitmotif of the design—on the exterior and interior. us to make a neat bunk room for the boys. The organization is basically the same and the house is still small, but we now have three nice bedrooms, a sitting/sleeping area, and better access to the kitchen. And we suppressed the deck, so the railings aren't blocking the view anymore. There's an openness and easiness to the house, and it isn't hard for them to take care of." The modesty of her description is readily apparent when you see before and after photos of the house. The ren- ovation is a complete transformation, from a dull and lifeless box to a fresh, lively, and lovely family home. Those small memorable details are there in spades. The boys' bunk room is a spot Ranch Dressing The small towns of Cape Cod swell to capacity during the summer season, and that puts a burden on housing. It's the time of year everyone thinks about ex- panding their house to squeeze in extra guests and family. Jill thinks her glamps can help lighten the load, as they did for the Cataumet Cottage Renovation. The project required all manner of interventions to make it livable and lovable, but none of them could add much square footage. Still, it was the firm's task to make the little '70s box a family's dream come true. "Our client had grown up summering here. Now a young couple, they were very happy to be able to buy a small place, where they and their little boys could be close to family and part of a very wonderful commu- nity," she recalls. "But it was a dog of a house—so sad and icky. It was mildewy, with standing water in the basement. "We went back to the bones of it, and we did a little addition that allowed Photos: Peter Vanderwarker 15 VOL. 1, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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