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Martha's Vineyard Addition - Great Room traditional-living-room

Martha's Vineyard Addition - Great Room

Photo by Randy O'Rourke

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Duo Dickinson, architect added this to Want to Live by the Water? What You Need to Know
Situated at the end of a peninsula on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, overlooking a tidal pond and harbor, this house originally turned its back on the water. Within the restrictions imposed on waterfront properties, the home was renovated to better fit its site. The addition is capped with a dramatic double-gabled roof, giving the home an expressive facade that addresses the water.Managing the Risks of Life by the WaterWhere you build still has a huge impact on what you build — no more so than when the forces of nature can threaten your home. Managing risk by the water means better building practices and adhering to stringent code requirements for new construction and major renovations of existing homes. Those codes mandate structural design standards, setbacks from water and site design limitations, all intended to minimize the impact of flooding on any coastal site and wind on an oceanfront. Most regulations set maximums: how tall your house can be, how big your footprint can be, how many bedrooms you can have. But regulations that make it safer to live by the water require minimums — most classically a minimum height of a home's lowest floor above where a high tide, flood level or tidal surge might get to.

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December 6, 2014
double height
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April 21, 2014
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April 6, 2014
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March 25, 2014
Windows and stain color
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February 22, 2014
Love the high ceiling and large windows
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November 15, 2013
Furniture mix
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October 30, 2013
Light-filled room
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October 8, 2013
windows with big panes in them
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September 11, 2013
Love the windows
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July 30, 2013
cool black chairs...something like this for living room window reading nook
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July 21, 2013
The windows and walls are beautiful
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July 9, 2013
Stunning with windows. Chairs seem too airy for a grand area
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June 30, 2013
Set-up idea
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June 27, 2013
Love the windows
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June 18, 2013
Wall-to-wall glass; feel of being outside; love letting the maximum light into the home.
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June 13, 2013
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June 10, 2013
wood, windows
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June 3, 2013
Would love a corner room like this...not crazy about the decor, love the windows!
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May 31, 2013
House on water---windows
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May 30, 2013
wood inside lets the outside in!
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May 28, 2013
Windows and doors bring outside inside. Like the chairs!
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May 18, 2013
Glass room.
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May 14, 2013
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May 7, 2013
Again way too big, but like the walls of glass
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May 4, 2013
for floors?
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May 2, 2013
Mnogo svetlina,strahotna gledka,spokoistvie i uyt:
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May 1, 2013
windows & wood
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May 1, 2013
Love the open concept and the view
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April 30, 2013
Lake house ideas
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April 28, 2013
Covered wall in wood
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See through furniture keeps space open
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April 24, 2013
windows!! light!!
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April 24, 2013
patio window
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Wood floor. Area carpet
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Acero Fan from Minka
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April 23, 2013
note wood trim and hardwood floor similar in color, does that work?
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Palaces rattan campaign chair
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April 21, 2013
I love the view and the glass room in the trees
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April 21, 2013
Great room, flooded with light & very open, expands the space even more. Beautiful for a passive solar room; need to add a stone floor though.
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April 21, 2013
windows, openness
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April 21, 2013
lak house
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April 21, 2013
Windows Example of use of sliding patio doors
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Lake house!
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Maison bord de lac
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April 21, 2013
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April 21, 2013
Black chairs
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April 21, 2013
open feel
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April 21, 2013
just heaven
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April 21, 2013
open living in cape cod
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April 20, 2013
The outdoors come inside
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April 18, 2013
love openness of space and wood
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view & windows
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April 18, 2013
Sun room
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April 18, 2013
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April 17, 2013
I love the interior, the windows and the color of the walls (wood style)
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April 17, 2013
cabin grand room
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April 17, 2013
chairs and windows
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April 17, 2013
love all the windows
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April 17, 2013
So big and beautiful and wood floors
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February 18, 2013
open, light, bright
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wood wall for liv rm
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June 10, 2012
Window photo from the inside
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