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The district requires a reserved street facade, but Regan added subtle touches to enliven the quiet entry elevation. Vertical V-groove cedar planks link the windows in “a united statement rather than individual punctuations.” And the change of material layers the exterior with shadow lines.

The district requires a reserved street facade, but Regan added subtle touches to enliven the quiet entry elevation. Vertical V-groove cedar planks link the windows in “a united statement rather than individual punctuations.” And the change of material layers the exterior with shadow lines.

The small roof deck offers a panoramic view of the water.

A mahogany staircase traverses up and over the center of the house to a roof deck.

Interior framing was done in vertical grain fir, which will darken and redden over time, according to Regan. The architect chose lighter cypress and ash for the floor and ceiling as contrast to the darker fir beams.

Outdoor showers are common features in vacation houses, but Hutker Architects celebrates the experience rather than tucking it discreetly away. Regan introduced an element of thrill by placing the shower in plain view of the main entry.

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