Dunham Road Carriage House

Edgartown, MA

This sophisticated, newly constructed country carriage house redefines the entry experience of a large harbor-front compound, while also providing its owners with additional square footage. Designed to function as a gatehouse, it creates privacy for the harbor-side property while also accommodating three cars, entertaining space, and guest quarters.

The use of latticework, arched-top doors, and oversailing eaves recalls local boathouses built at the turn of the twentieth century. Continuing these nostalgic maritime allusions, the interiors feature spar-varnished beadboard as well as antique brick and hardwood floors. A monitor with clerestory windows, meanwhile, fills the double-height entertainment area with sun.