barnstable harbor house

The existing 900 square foot 1950's ranch house on the site was dark and dated. The lot is located 3 houses in from Barnstable Harbor in an historic neighbor requiring Old Kings Highway approval. The clients were the builders and wanted a family room, and a second floor with views to the water. A second floor addition transforms the existing ranch into a Nantucket style Cape with full shed dormers on the front and back as well as a small widows' walk (accessible from the 2nd floor landing) with views to the ocean. A family room addition to the rear creates a sunny, passive solar design with no additional heating zone. The existing stud bays were reinsulated and 2” of rigid insulation to the exterior was added to tighten the home. Future photovoltaic panels will be considered.

energy:  MA New Homes with Energy Star, tier 2

builder:  Fine Building & Finish West Yarmouth MA