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American house in the sand dunes

I find myself walking in the dunes staring at houses that front the sea from Australia to England and now I'm feeling the sand between my toes in Massachusetts. A family home in Aquinnah by Hutker Arcitects. It's a modern take on the simple New England beach vernacular. No big old money mansion here. It sits quietly in its surroundings with its shingles slowly greying. Just a cosy, family home with a big picture windows framing what it is all about ... the view across the waving dune grasses to the sea. Yes please.

Reader Comments (17)

The exterior of the house isn't my style but I love the interior, especially the bathroom and sitting room.

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha McEachron

Absolutely gorgeous house. For me, nothing beats wood in such a setting. The house blends in perfect harmony with the surrounding beach.

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoulou Ste-Adele

Hi, what a great place!! Hope you had a great weekend!! Cheers Daniel

Wow! love it.

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren J


I love the simplicity of the design of this house. The colour scheme is also very soothing.

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I really do love that kitchen and the bunkbed room. It's a dream for a child

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

Perfect. Not a pebble, lamp or wall that I would change.

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

nice place!!

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Stel Style

Oregonbird beat me to it. Perfection.

2 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLin

That huge X in the main window destroys the view.

Large X is in 2nd pic.

What was the architect thinking?

3 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

OMG let me move in immediately!!! I love the light streaming in the bunk bed room and the pale yellow furnishings....

3 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

In response to Paul's question of what was the architect thinking putting a large X in the center window:
He was probably thinking there is a lot of wind on the coast and this wall is almost entirely made up of windows...we need to add some shear strength to the structure. Either that or his structural engineer told him it had to be done.

I don't like the X either but I'm sure it was necessary.

It is a very nice house, though maybe a little too much stainless steel for my taste. Especially the bed frame, that looks painful.

3 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Wow!!!!!!!!! Beautiful.

4 Apr 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkandwal

Following up with Tim's response. Tim you are correct! The design winds on Cape Cod are 120 mph and the X was added for the shear strength and to help with racking in high winds. There are a lot of windows in that room and not a lot of structure.

The house is beautiful!!

5 Apr 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Simply lovely... clean... low maintenance and understated...

25 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynda Dandeneau

Wondering who made/designed the bunks? Need something similar and those are fantastic

25 May 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

The one thing I don't like and would change for sure, is who owns it!It should be my name on the Deed!LOL

23 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

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