My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed roofed porch connects the house and garage, and a deck wraps around the back of the porch. The angled entry reaches out on to the porch to welcome the visitor. Inside, this small architectural gesture blurs the distinction between the house and the porch and deck, making the living space feel much larger than its compact footprint. Across from the entry, two banks of windows meet at an outside corner to define the sitting area. A vaulted ceiling, skylights, and the open rail of the loft above expand the space upward. The rugged industrial stair and cable rail, exposed Parallam beam and cable ties, birch flooring, doors and cabinets, and clean white walls fulfill the client’s wish for a house that is “bold, simple, geometric and minimal”, yet also inviting and comfortably scaled.
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“courtyard” — plineberry
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Tres laid. Pente de toit trop raide” — efissett
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Pod style fishing village” — bonniemac11
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“shingled contemporary cape” — mom2rr
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
Portanimicut House
Ideabooks13
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Parallam beam” — bryanne
Portanimicut House loft
Ideabooks104
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Ceiling” — kstewart6
Portanimicut House loft
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Metal rail” — joetexano
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“metal tresses for structure under porch” — Kim Armstrong
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“mezzanine idea” — Meta4 Design Limited
Portanimicut House entry
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Loft” — ccharter
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“Slanted garage” — crobbins1
Portanimicut House
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My clients for this house love Cape Cod and its traditional architecture, but they did not want a traditional house. Our solution was a 90 degree twist on the “half house” idea. We took the traditional gable roofed Cape and split it the long way, creating two shed roofs, then pulled the two buildings apart and rotated them slightly to create an inviting entry courtyard. A shed ...More
“love this roof because it gives so much more space inside” — me83167
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