Hutker Architects

Fay Bluff

An Edward Hopper painting depicting a windswept shingled beach house was the inspiration for this Cape Cod summer retreat. The work of art set the tone for a new residence and gathering spot for an entire extended family; a place where memories are made in a wondrous seaside environment.

Settled on a private stretch of land along the shore of Vineyard Sound, Fay Bluff offers a sequence of spaces running parallel to the shoreline. Arriving through an automated wooden gate, the winding driveway leads to the very figurative form of two large gables connecting – as if in cursive – by a cresting bridge. The arc of the bridge was designed to echo the slope of the dunes on the edge of the property, providing a unique narrative element to an otherwise traditional gabled structure. Symbolically, it is a flourish that creates both visual and experiential excitement along the path to the grandchildren’s bunk- and playroom.

Outfoor firepit with adirondack chairs in backyard Entry door with view to ocean horizon by Hutker Architects Outdoor vegetable garden terrace at Cape Cod custom home by Hutker Architects Entry door with view to ocean horizon by Hutker Architects