A Cape Cod Contrivance
No other architect has adopted an architype and made it his own like Royal Barry Wills. Founded in 1925, Royal Barry Wills Associates took over the beloved Cape Cod style home and weaved it into a 20th century residential icon.
This recently completed MHD residential project is a blend of the architecture inspired by Wills and also pays homage to the site’s previous Greek Revival style home. My clients were attracted to the simplicity of the Cape Cod house, but wanted a more modern plan that fit their lifestyle. The end result is a cape cod style home that is dedicated to bright spaces, lasting curb appeal, and exploitation of the unique site.
All of the interior spaces are organized on a main spine of the tryptic: the Cape Cod box, the connecting breezeway and the triple garage. Set inside the tight buildable area next to wetlands, it stands proud to the street in a gentle bend while more intimate spaces: master bedroom, family room and sunroom spoke off the main spine into the more private backyard. These protrusions allow light, breeze and views to surround each room on three sides. Notwithstanding its modern plan and its dual personality, the face of this home is that of traditional American residential architecture.
Cape Cod Contrivance