Mill Pond House traditional-exterior
 

Mill Pond House

For this house overlooking a salt water pond, my clients wanted a cozy little cottage, but one with an open floor plan, large public rooms, a sizable eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a den. To create this big house in a small package, we drew upon the Cape Cod tradition with a series of volumes stepping back along the edge of the coastal bank. From the street the house appears as a classic half Cape, but what looks like the main house is only the master suite. The two “additions” that appear behind it contain most of the house.

The main entry is from the small farmer’s porch into a surprisingly spacious vaulted stair hall lit by a doghouse dormer and three small windows running up along the stair. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all open to each other, but defined by columns, ceiling beams and the substantial kitchen island. Large windows and glass doors at the back of the house provide views of the water.

Upstairs are three more bedrooms including a second master suite with its own fireplace. The extensive millwork, trim, interior doors, paneling, ceiling treatments, stairs, railings and cabinets were all built on site. The construction of the kitchen was the subject of an article in Fine Homebuilding magazine.
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kellyslobodian wrote:
Wood or Hardieplank shingles - ARE THESE SHINGLES WOOD OR HARDIEPLANK LEFT TO WEATHER.
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How long have the shingles been installed? We are considering this for a complete remodel in New England ( by the water) too and don't want them turning black but silvery.
September 21, 2013 at 8:12am   
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The house was less than a year old when the photo was taken. White cedar shingles will turn silver near salt water. Red cedar will turn dark grey to black.
September 21, 2013 at 11:32am     
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mrsdoddle wrote:
Siding color - What color is the cedar siding stained?
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It takes a couple of years for he shingles to turn gray, and it's not an even process. Areas with less exposure to the weather take longer to turn, and often turn darker. If you want an even color, you're better off with stain, or bleaching oil, which accelerates the aging process.

Most of the white cedar shingles I purchase here come from Canada. You might be able to find some local examples to see what to expect.
July 5, 2013 at 3:29am   
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thanks for your reply.
July 5, 2013 at 1:37pm   
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mgcglc wrote:
Source for the sidelight? Thank you.
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What is the color combo for the cedar siding and shingles?
December 6, 2012 at 7:27am   
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The roof shingles are red cedar. The sidewall shingles are white cedar. They were not stained or sealed, but left to weather. In the salt air, the white cedar will turn silver, and the red cedar will turn dark grey. The photo was taken after they had been through one winter.
December 6, 2012 at 3:08pm   
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mreissdriscoll wrote:
Are there pictures of the interior?
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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There are a few interior shots on the project page-
September 30, 2012 at 11:21am   
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pfschu wrote:
Just saw the answer to my roof question in the comments.
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Beth Woodson and Kristy Harvey added this to Star Home Facade Combo: Stone and Shingle
This gorgeous home overlooking a saltwater pond utilizes the classic stone and shingle combination to not only create an inviting vacation spot, but also to weather the wear that homes by the sea often face.
What Makes It Cape CodElement: Cedar shake shingles for the roof and siding. These unpainted shingles turn from a warm tan to a gray color over time. Clapboard siding is also common on Cape Cod cottages. How to make it your own: Cedar shake shingles require less maintenance than painted siding, making them an ideal choice in harsh climates, such as that of the New England coast.

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Joseph B Lanza Design + Building It takes a couple of years for he shingles to turn gray, and it's not an even process. Areas with less exposure to the weather take longer to turn, and often turn darker. If you want an even color, you're better off with stain, or bleaching oil, which accelerates the aging process. Most of the white cedar shingles I purchase here come from Canada. You might be able to find some local examples to see what to expect.
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