Best Traditional Residential 2018

Architect: Doreve Nicholaeff, Nicholaeff Architecture + Design

Construction Manager: Delphi Construction, Inc./Delphi Special Projects

Photographer: Dan Cutrona

Marstons Mills Custom Residence

This 6.3 million dollar custom home project consisted of the design and new construction of an 9,000 square foot main house and 1,500 square foot guest house overlooking the ocean bay in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

From a design point of view, the home reflects the distinctive blend of traditional and modern styles. The use of both steel and wood in the building's structure facilitated the dramatic and complex geometries inherent in the strikingly original design as well as carrying the expansive open spaces within the home.

Situated on 3.9 oceanfront acres with a dramatic slope to the sea, the main house features 4 bedrooms and 9 baths while the guest house has 2 bedrooms and 3 baths with magnificent ocean views.

The balanced and harmonious design of the home's exterior and its positioning on the property present an equally welcoming facade whether approached from the access road or from the water side.

Among the most impressive features of the design are a 1-1/2 story stone fireplace in the great room along with walnut beams incorporated into the radius of the exterior wall.

Despite its size and expansiveness, the design of this summer/seasonal home maintains an air of informality with a casual dining area off the central kitchen, a nautical themed office with teak and holly flooring and two children's bedrooms with lofted play areas.  The curve of the great room ceiling is reflected in an oval shaped reading room with domed ceiling and perimeter built-in bookcases. Custom material finishes throughout include walnut, teak, stainless steel and Turkish tile.

In keeping with the Owner’s desire for summertime indoor/outdoor life, one entire corner of the house opens up to the pool and deck area with floor to ceiling Nanawall Doors. The curbless transition, with matching stone pavers inside and out, creates the impression of one large room, flowing from kitchen and dining areas outward to encompass the pool.

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