Located on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts, architect Peter Rose + Partners designed this 6,300 sq. ft. vacation home for a family that wants to take advantage of the beautiful surrounding areas for activity and relaxation. There is a large garage and boat house to store their toys for traversing the natural landscape.
To minimize the environmental impact of the new construction, the house deploys a suite of sustainability strategies that not only conserve energy, reduce waste, and save money, but also promotes intimate encounters between the house’s guests and its surroundings. The structure’s unassuming cedar‐clad façade belies a sophisticated building envelope, which utilizes rigid insulation and other strategies to withstand the hardiest of nor’easters.