House on the Bluff

Chatham, Massachusetts
Architecture, Interiors

House on the Bluff Hero Exterior Rear Elevation Ocean Beach

A Collaborative Transformation

SV reinvented a tired, seaside 80’s deck house into a timeless, modern masterpiece. A house that puzzled most, inspired the owners and design team to literally push the envelope - opening walls and ceilings - to transform 2,400 square feet into a home comfortable for entertaining, living and working. The finished result is polished but casual. Finishes and furnishings were artfully selected and placed within a sophisticated, muted palette; walking in from the beach and lounging were considered throughout the project’s design. The wall to ceiling glass coupled with layers of open-air balconies allows one to feel the experience of walking along a horizon of water. The architects and interior designers at SV worked with this home’s owners to clear out the inside, open the house to the outside and masterfully maximize storage and sleeping nooks. The furnishings were inspired by classic mid-century modern – utilizing walnut, navy, tans and muted blues and greens throughout the home. A custom dining table, by Wellfleet Artist Jeff Soderbergh, accompanies a built-in dining seat with a back that becomes a decorative half wall which flows into a wet bar tucked into a corner of the living room. Existing concrete floors were polished for minimal maintenance and easy sweeping away of sand. The basement utility space was transformed into a custom, climate-controlled wine storage area, laundry, and mudroom. Custom bunks were strategically located throughout the open lofts – with curtains for privacy. A cedar hot tub was tucked into a private balcony off the master bedroom. Additional features include solar panels and Tesla battery chargers, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and local artwork throughout.

House on the Bluff Hero Interior Built in Living Room Front Entry Entertainment Center Contemporary Modern
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Stairs Art Lobster Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Wet Bar Kitchen Living Space Lofts Windows Steel Beam Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Loft Space Living Lounge Steel Beam Hanging Chair
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Built in Bunk Detail View
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Loft Water View Oceanfront Bubble Lights Steel Beam Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Master Bath Vanity Neutral Palette Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Kitchen Living Space Steel Beam Windows Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Kitchen White Cabinets Sub zero Wolf Walnut Windows Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Hero Hanging Chair Windows Oceanview Waterfront Modern Contemporary Cape Cod Chatham Interior Design Architecture
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Wet Bar Kitchen Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Living Space Tulikivi Fireplace Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Living Room Kitchen Dining Table Windows Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Master Bedroom Oceanfront View Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Master Bath Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Stairs Art Whale Shark Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Hero Interior Loft Space Built in Bunk
House on the Bluff Tall Interior Design Sconce Horseshoe Crab Frying Pan Cape Cod Interior Design Architecture Modern Contemporary
House on the Bluff Tall Climate Controlled Wine Storage
House on the Bluff Hero Exterior Andersen Windows Shingle Style Cape Cod Costal Waterfront View Deck Architecture Landscape
House on the Bluff Hero Exterior from Beach Jetty

Builder: Spencer & Company

Photographer: Jared Kuzia