Hutker Architects

South Hill Camp

This home, overlooking a saltwater pond and barrier beach with the Atlantic Ocean beyond, had once been the site of an old fishing and hunting camp. Its new owners aimed to create a comfortable family getaway that preserved the essence of the property’s unique history. Working with Hutker Architects, they arrived at a design for a modern beach camp. The main building contains common living and dining areas, as well as a bedroom wing, while the master suite (with private study) is housed in a separate cabin. Throughout the interiors, rough-hewn timbers frame a simple palette of natural materials, selected with the inevitability of harsh sunlight and sandy feet in mind. All structures are raised several feet above grade, perched on a boardwalk that provides circulation between and around the buildings, and via an outdoor stair to a lookout on the roof. Natural cedar and a green roof help to minimize visual disruption between the house and its natural environment, while the simple gabled structures are a nod to the property’s roots.

Wayfinding experience through the landscape to the main entrance at South Hill Camp by Hutker Architects An outdoor elevated seating area at South Hill Camp by Hutker Architects looks out over the landscape South Hill Camp by Hutker Architects embeds itself into the grassy landscape An outdoor elevated seating area at South Hill Camp by Hutker Architects looks out over the landscape
Living room with stone fireplace under a vaulted ceiling with reclaimed wood exposed beams and natural light from large windows cozy bedroom with light blue coastal aesthetic that plays against the outdoor environment of this custom home Clerestory windows decorate hallway looking into room at opposite end of house with pretty blue door
Vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams over kitchen and dining area Vaulted ceiling with playful lighting fixtures frame the living area with beautiful stone fireplace Dining area situated for optimal salt marsh landscape views Vaulted ceiling with playful lighting fixtures frame the living area with beautiful stone fireplace
Home office space nestled into a comfortably sized room with desk looking outside Beautiful stonework framed by bright hallway Elevated porch view illustrates siting of home
Intentional window glazing lets natural light into the bedroom with beautiful vaulted ceilings decorated with exposed beams Home office space enveloped by windows inviting in the landscape Outdoor seating area sited for partial shading for homeowner comfort Home office space enveloped by windows inviting in the landscape