Hutker Architects

Manchester Bay

Among the beaches and rocky coastline of Cape Ann is this new home, constructed with reverence to the site and designed with connection to the earth, sea and sky. With great care and appreciation to its environment, the materials and textures — stone, cedar, cement, steel and glass softened with natural fibers and organic forms — all help to tell the story of this house. A private inland approach contrasts with the expansive views and open space on the oceanside of the home. As one meanders through a natural garden courtyard, you head through the main entry foyer, bracketed by the living area. With sleeping quarters set to the north and south, spaces for living and entertaining occupy the center and most transparent portion of the home. Generous openings allow family and guests to access the pool terrace, beach and ocean beyond with ease.