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Casual Camp

Regan achieved this goal by breaking the 3,600-square-foot house into two volumes—a wing for Mahady and a separate wing for his children. The kitchen-dining area and living room divide these distinct spaces. The wings feel as if they were additions to an earlier structure. The kitchen has a cathedral ceiling while the wings have standard eight-foot ceilings, furthering the distinction between the spaces. Regan and Cramer introduced varying rooflines and dormers to accommodate various ceiling heights. “Dormers are great ways to create additional space and light without adding a lot more square footage,” notes Regan. A long gallery with a built-in bench connects both public and private spaces.

Hutker Architects designs a getaway home full of rustic touches on a tranquil pond in Chilmark

Photography by Eric Roth

To evoke the rustic design sensibilities of the island, horizontal wide-board wainscoting in the gallery is a replication from the wainscoting found in the old West Tisbury Town Hall building, notes Cramer. “We also wanted to use natural materials that might have been used if the house were built 100 years ago,” he explains. To offer a rustic camp feel, the house is clad in cedar shingles left to weather with each passing storm.

The design team also wanted to create transparency between the indoors and outdoors. Introducing porches—both opened and screened—was key to this aesthetic. A screened porch off the open kitchen and dining area is a wonderful place to take in the views. There is also a covered porch just off the living room.

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