The Ladue House 2 traditional-entry

The Ladue House 2

The owners had strong childhood memories of what a home should be. The owners wanted a new home that recreated aspects of ones remembered and yet was contemporary; a new home that complemented rather than clashed with the past; and one appropriate for the 21st century. We turned to the Shingle Style of Martha’s Vineyard for opportunities in design, detailing, and scale. It was important that the shingle style 7,000 s.f. residence be appropriate in context and not overwhelm the neighborhood.
The front elevation, with its large, sweeping porch, graciously welcomes all who enter, while providing appropriate massing and grandeur to the structure. A series of outdoor rooms embrace the rear yard, which once served as the owner’s dirt bike track and football field.
The foyer allows one to see the series of layered spaces. Vistas introduce the gathering room, with its stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace flanked by French doors and transoms, and provide glimpses of the outdoor living room and yard. It’s one step down into the sunken living room, and introduced beyond the double sided fireplace, is the dining room. Opposite from the living room, a repeating theme of French doors with transoms open into the home office. But a careful detective sees the secret bookcase door to the master suite!

The upstairs is dedicated to the four young boys. Each of the bedrooms has its own personality, reflective of the boys. An upstairs laundry adds organization and convenience.
But the upstairs would not be complete without this unusual and key circulation feature: the red tube slide! The entrance is below a viewing platform and it exits on the first floor in the back hall. Later, the space may be transformed into an elevator, allowing the family to age in place.


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