Family Tradition

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Family Tradition

This home is a recreation of a one hundred-year-old family cottage that had been all but destroyed in a storm. The work performed for this 1,600-square-foot four-bedroom included design, pier engineering, and construction.

Our team embraced the challenges of working within the frontal dune site. Regulations dictated that all new buildings within a flood hazard zone be elevated at least three feet above the high-water mark, which prevented the use of standard foundation systems. Collaborating with structural engineers, we implemented a design using heavy timber piles to create a flow-through foundation.

Weathering cedar siding on the exterior and knotty pine on the interior help preserve the feeling of the original cottage. The floor plan maximizes ocean views from each room, includes four bedrooms, and provides oceanside gathering spaces within the four porches that make up one third of the square footage.

Construction: Bob Casey

Engineer: Andrew Bradley