South Bay Residence

Osterville, MA

This house, a summer residence for a couple with two grown children, is located in one of Cape Cod's oldest summer communities. Organized around a double-height living room and stair hall, it functions both as a place for entertaining and as a quiet retreat for its owners. The master bedroom is located on the second floor along with a painting studio that is situated under an elliptical dormer that affords both north light and a view of West Bay. All of the principle rooms are on the south side and have a view of the water, and the front entrance is oriented to allow for an axial view through the double-height living room to the mouth of the bay and Nantucket South beyond.

Photographer: Chuck Choi
Contractor: EJ Jaxtimer
Designer: Nancy Serafini