An Oasis in Orleans

This McPhee Associates redesigned home offers the perfect getaway and entertainment oasis on a beautiful Orleans pond

Traveling down a dirt road in Orleans, one wouldn’t expect to emerge from the dark cloaked woods and find a stunning home, perched above Arey’s pond like an osprey in its nest. With classic Cape Cod shingles and a wood shake roof, the home, designed and renovated by McPhee Associates, brings lake house vibes to the Cape with a classic, yet modern feel. Purchased for its location on the water and privacy, the house needed serious updating. 

A secluded getaway, this home is the perfect space for both relaxing and entertaining. An open, airy bonus room over the garage that easily incorporates into the flow of the main living area, gives enough space for any number of guests and family. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the lake, and the wood furnishings and accents complement the natural surroundings. Family, friends and visitors can gather around on the sectional couch, enjoy a movie, or play a game of pool. The sliding glass doors open up to the deck and a wood burning stove in the corner make this the ultimate year-round entertaining space. The deck overlooking the pond was completely refurbished by McPhee, featuring new cable railings to keep the deck enclosed without blocking the view of the water.