Hutker Architects

Union Bluff

Situated on a verdant lawn overlooking a harbor, Union Bluff combines the best of a shingled 19th-century waterfront cottage with elegant contemporary elements. Shaker-like simplicity was re-imagined within to create more open public spaces and luxurious private ones. Gabled clapboard wings are linked by bronze-and-glass connectors that bring the outside in, while a large eat-in kitchen opens to an outdoor dining terrace. An existing sunken garden was repurposed as a multipurpose game court, creating an outdoor gathering space that takes advantage of its location and views.

A mudroom entrance with hooks for hanging coats and a bench to take off shoes before entering the main living space A gabled clapboard wing is front and center in this home, with a stone wall signaling the edge of the property An open kitchen with a large wood counter island and a sizable barn door that slides to hide the pantry from view A gabled clapboard wing is front and center in this home, with a stone wall signaling the edge of the property
A cozy fireplace warms up an otherwise natural-toned room with a beautiful black and white photograph anchoring the space A footed tub filled with warm water awaits in this luxurious bathroom, with plenty of storage space on the far shelf A gabled roof covers a seating area with open siding, providing fresh air and an outdoor experience, indoors.
A pool table is situated behind the sectional couch in the family room, with shelves of books and games for kid entertainment A gabled roof with a skylight at the peak brightens an indoor/outdoor seating area with a view across the bright green lawn to the blue ocean A fire burns in a white-painted brick fireplace in front of a cozy sectional couch, with views out to the lawn and ocean beyond A gabled roof with a skylight at the peak brightens an indoor/outdoor seating area with a view across the bright green lawn to the blue ocean
Two Adirondack chairs sit nearby the far wing of the home, looking out to a generous lawn and the ocean beyond A stairwell is lit with step lights to guide residents up safely, with white wood-clad walls and a window ushering in light from outside Twin beds separated by a nightstand underneath a window, with a gabled ceiling drawing the eye upwards
The bed looks out to the lawn and view, with a chair in the corner for relaxed seating A kitchen island with shelving sits in the center, surrounded by ample storage space for dishes and decor. A beautiful grand arch separates the main living area with the view from a smaller seating area with a bookcase A kitchen island with shelving sits in the center, surrounded by ample storage space for dishes and decor.
A sunken garden across the lawn houses a bocce court Mood lighting and candles warm up the home at dusk in the living room as the sun sets and darkens the sky A window-seat daybed is strewn with pillows, showing storage drawers along the floor