Cook Road

new england cottage home

A love of the simplicity of New England homes led this couple from a small clapboard Cape Cod in town – to a new Cape-inspired home on a secluded wooded lot outside the city limits. The design takes the simple forms and shapes of New England homes and combines them in new ways.

new england cottage kitchen

new england cottage kitchen

Inside, the house is wide open, taking advantage of the site’s beautiful views, and creating an easy flow between the living spaces. Views from the kitchen look through the breakfast room, screened porch, and family room.

new england cottage family room

The family room is clean and simple, with plenty of windows – you don’t need a lot of stuff on the walls when your “decor” is the property you live on.

new england cottage family room

From the family room, looking back into the front hall, kitchen, and breakfast room.

new england cottage foyer

The front entry is at the center of the “cross” floor plan, and is deliberately understated. The display wall was designed to hold the owner’s collection of antique brooms.

new england cottage

new england cottage screened porch

You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that this screened porch is a popular spot!

new england cottage home office

new england cottage window seat

A back hall connects the front entry to the garage – along the way is an open-walled home office, and a big bench seat underneath three big windows looking over the front yard.

new england cottage master bedroom

new england cottage bedroom

new england cottage