The Three-Season RoomAdd to My Luxx Living
By Rob McPhee
The owners wanted a new home, but one that had an old look, exuding the charm of Cape Cod’s nautical past.
When it came to their three-season room, the floor is constructed from mahogany decking and the ceiling is fir with honey color to appear like an old ship. For the fireplace, they found old breams for their mantle and boulders that resembled rounded stones washed onto the beach from the surf.
“We worked very closely with their architect,” says Rob McPhee. “They had a vision and previewed various products. They visited New Bedford and looked meticulously at materials from old houses for inspiration.”
The three-season room was designed to be as close to the environment as possibly, fully maximizing the extraordinary views of Monomoy in the distance and Wychmere Harbor nearby. The home is positioned to capture both the rising and setting sun.
Storm windows and screens are easily switched to accommodate the changing temperatures and winds.
In late fall, early spring and even sunny winter days, with the fireplace, storm windows and insulated ceiling, the three-season room truly lets the homeowners live outside in.
The home itself is over 3,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and three baths, one of which manages to break the barrier between inside and out. It has a door directly to the outdoor shower.
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