This boathouse is INCREDIBLE
Inside, McPhee describes the boathouse as the perfect multi-purpose space. Originally designed as a place to escape and work in peace and quiet, the homeowners and McPhee also considered its use as a spot for the kids to hang out and enjoy the water as they get older. Exposed beams bring some lake house style to the Cape, and a mahogany, leather-accented desk facing the water provides a tranquil space giving new meaning to “working from home.” A kitchenette houses sustenance to keep working, or fuel for the kids to keep playing. Featuring recycled glass counters, on-trend two-toned cabinets and floating shelves, the kitchenette rivals any chic, modern kitchen. A functional full bathroom brings the charm with its Mediterranean-style tiles and a nautical mirror. With air conditioning and heat, the boathouse could also serve as a guest house in the future.
Working with the town’s conservation department, McPhee created an exterior that blends in with the surroundings and doesn’t feel out of place despite its visible location. Using natural cedar, the boathouse looks both natural and elegant from across the pond.
“The owners love boating and being on the water, so their inspiration was just the spectacular view of the water,” says McPhee. What better way to capture that sentiment than with a quaint boathouse?
Read the entire project transformation by McPhee Associates in the Autumn issue of Cape Cod HOME.
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