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Classic Cape Cod

on the Chester River

LOCATED ON THE CHESTER RIVER, this classic Cape Cod residence embodies a waterfront retreat. The homeowners desired to build a residence that presented from the approach as a smaller scale, rambling structure, yet opened up on the waterside to maximize views from the second floor bedrooms.

Stunning materials and details such as cedar shake roofing, copper gutters and downspouts, and engaged columns grace the exterior, creating a warm and welcoming façade. The well-balanced rear elevation features symmetrical roof lines, Chippendale railings, and rotated ellipse windows with divided lites. Ideal for outdoor entertaining, the perimeter of the covered patio includes recessed motorized screens that effortlessly create a screened-in porch in the warmer months.

The interior of the home remains traditional but also incorporates contemporary touches. Upon entry, guests are greeted by a double height gallery hall and an elliptical arched doorway leading to the great room. The clients desired a home that was comfortable for just the two of them and at the same time designed with entertaining in mind. Thus, the main level floorplan presents an open concept layout as well as a “winter room” – or a cozy second living room – allowing for intimate and large gatherings alike.

  • Architect: Purple Cherry Architects
  • Interior Design: Purple Cherry Architects
  • Builder: Focus Construction

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