Nothing like Cap Cod for lobstah rolls, fried clams and a style of home that’s loved across the country – The Cape!
This fabulous home sits on the edge of Uncle Roberts Pond – a tidal pond flowing into Hyannis Bay. The home replaces a long time family home originally built in the early 1900’s by the current owners great grandfather. The old home, built for summers had no heat – lots of drafty windows crooked floors and Cape Cod moldiness.
The new home takes its place – true to the original style and similar looking except that its brand new – state of the art construction with solar panels, radiant heat, high tech windows …… and a new boat house.
This photos shows some of the detail of the airy boat house structure that houses four bedrooms. Notice the exposed “rough framing” members and the cedar walls.
The owners, avid “boatsmen” and college crew fanatics, loved the idea of the classic boat houses that line the shores of rivers where Ivy League College crews practice. But, rather than use the “boat house” for boats, the bedrooms are used by the three sons. The building is designed to encourage air flow to cool the often hot humid summer nights. Taking a cue from middle Eastern design, the tower actually draws hot air up and out.
The view from the “boat ramp!”
Hyannis Harbor beyond
Even the electrical outlets are centered in the cedar planks.
The tower from below.