For the interiors, the design team took an innovative approach on the traditional farmhouse layout. As mentioned earlier, the fireplace is at the center of the public wing of the house, so to create “divisions” between the kitchen, great room, and dining room without completely closing off the spaces, Regan and Moffatt introduced a wood box to the back of the fireplace. “In many historical houses, there was a closet placed behind the hearth to store wood,” Regan says, “so we created a similar space.” Although this wood box has a much more modern use, acting as a beverage center and dish pantry, the small space can be closed off with rolling a barn door.
The kitchen is the social center of the home and offers views to the gardens as well as the meadow. A large center island and under-mounted cabinets are topped in Carrara marble, making a beautifully cool kitchen. A large six-burner Wolf range offers the perfect way to cook dinners during cooler months. The cozy great room overlooks the meadow through a perfectly proportioned four-paned window. On the opposite end of the space is the hearth. Moffatt incorporated an old beam reclaimed from an antique Vineyard structure for the mantelpiece. Mark Hutker’s interior design team worked with the couple to mix their extensive art collection with contemporary furnishings to create casual spaces.
In the private spaces of the home, such as the upstairs bathrooms, interior windows with linen glass emit light into the hallway. The master bedroom also captures stunning meadow views, while transom windows are placed above the bed to flood the room with natural light and capture views from three orientations. In every space, this island farmhouse captures tranquil views, natural light, and salt air breezes awakening the senses to a magical island retreat.
For more information, go to hutkerarchitects.com. Nancy Berry is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Cape Cod HOME.