Architecture · March 4, 2021 0

Cedar Shingles And Peaked Roofs Allow This New Home To Fit In With The Traditional Beach Houses Found In The Area

Architecture firm Workshop/APD has designed a Nantucket beach home that showcases the trademark cedar siding that’s often seen in the area.

A Nantucket beach home that showcases the trademark cedar siding that's often seen in the area.

Cedar shingles were used as they are a material that weathers and ages beautifully in the local climate.

Cedar shingles were used on this beach house as they are a material that weathers and ages beautifully in the local climate.

The yard that surrounds the house also includes a pool and half-court basketball court, which were both designed for the active family to enjoy when in residence.

A modern house with shingle siding and a swimming pool.

Stepping inside, we see there’s a neutral color theme throughout the interior, which is immediately visible in the entryway.

A modern entryway with a live edge wood console table and a round mirror with a black frame.
A modern entryway furnished with a simple black bench and artwork.

The main social areas of the home, like the living room, dining room, and kitchen area all enjoy cathedral-like gabled ceilings, while the black window and door frames contrast the light interior.

In this modern living room there's cathedral-like gabled ceilings, while the black window and door frames contrast the light interior.

In the dining area, there’s a custom-designed wood shelving unit that includes glass-front cabinets that show off a wine collection.

In this dining area, there's a custom designed wood shelving unit that includes glass front cabinets that show off a wine collection.

In the kitchen, there are minimalist light wood cabinets and a long island with black pendant lights, and room for multiple stools.

In the kitchen, there's minimalist light wood cabinets and a long island with black pendant lights and room for multiple stools.
In the kitchen, there's minimalist light wood cabinets and a long island with black pendant lights and room for multiple stools.
In the kitchen, there's minimalist light wood cabinets and a long island with black pendant lights and room for multiple stools.

Stairs with glass accents connect the various levels of the home. At the top of the stairs is a reading and relaxing nook that’s been furnished with a comfortable sofa that doubles as a day bed.

Modern stairs with glass accents.
A reading and relaxing nook that's been furnished with a comfortable sofa that doubles as a day bed.

A hallway lined with wood shelving and cabinets leads to the master bedroom.

A hallway lined with wood shelving and cabinets leads to the master bedroom.

The sun-soaked master bedroom was designed with a calming light blue color palette inspired by the home’s natural surroundings.

A sun-soaked master bedroom was designed with a calming light blue color palate inspired by the home’s natural surroundings.

In the master bathroom, there’s a freestanding bathtub that rests in front of the window, while frosted glass hides the showers.

In this modern master bathroom, there's a freestanding bathtub that rests in front of the window, while frosted glass hides the showers.

In another bedroom, there’s a wood bed frame that includes a shelf for books.

A modern bedroom with a wood bed frame that includes a shelf for books.

The home’s lower level features girl’s and boy’s bunk rooms, a home gym, and a large media room for entertaining of all ages.

A kids bedroom with bunk beds and a basketball hoop.
A modern media room with yellow accents, and a large wood art piece on the wall.

In another bathroom, light wood walls are contrasted by a black pendant light and sink.

A modern bathroom with light wood walls that are contrasted by a black pendant light and sink.
Photography by Read McKendree