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Private Residence
South Dartmouth, MA

New Construction

A beautiful landscape of wetlands, woodlands, and farm fields provides the relaxed setting for this family's rural retreat.

The house, designed as an informal gathering of buildings, is sited overlooking a vista of tidal salt meadows.

The main house contains the principal living spaces: open living-dining room with a large fireplace; a dramatic double-height kitchen; the master bedroom suite; and a large screened porch. A Japanese bath occupies a third floor aerie overlooking the tidal meadows.

The children's bedrooms are housed in a wing connected by an enclosed link while the guesthouse is joined to the main house by a covered outdoor walkway.

A sophisticated palette of natural materials creates an urbane texture to this house inspired by simple agrarian structures.

Featured in Home Magazine November 2005.

"In spite of the immense complexity of the construction project, we never had more fun, and we owe it to Mary and David. We came to trust not only their taste and their competence, but their judgment too. We feel certain any clients fortunate enough to work with them will feel the same."

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