Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts-based architectural firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva are known for their striking coastal shingle style architecture and have designed and built some of the most beautiful new custom homes on the east coast. The firm designed this three-storey shingled cottage, named Laissez-Faire, on a lush lot facing a salt water marsh and creek. “Warm gray painted trim and window sash are more emphatic than weathered wood, but less bold and common than bright white. A stout column, also in warm gray, is a friendly sentinel welcoming visitors to a small entry porch cut into a gambrel-roofed bay that projects toward a simple arc-shaped drive and the street,” the firm explained, “Sophisticated but playful architectural details and decorating participate in a complex relationship of dynamic and calm spaces. Inside and out the overall effect reflects the gracious and urbane character of the owners and is well suited to the subtle but dynamic beauty of their property.” The cottage spans a little over 5,400 square feet according to the Houzz project page. Photography by Brian Vanden Brink.