Cape Ann Shingle Style

MMA created this modestly sized seaside Cape Ann home that captures the spirit and history of the grand Shingle-Style homes of the Gilded Age. Replete with sensitive details and fireplaces throughout, this modest three-bedroom home captures a grandness through the deft use of scale and proportion.

A semi-open plan is organized off a formal axis on the ground floor, where pale-surfaces of beadboard, interior columns, and richly sculpted moldings pair beautifully with walnut-stained white oak floors and a Cape Anne granite fireplace. The second-floor bedrooms embrace shades of the sea and nearby foliage while a master bath adorns a freestanding tub set at an angle to cleverly maximize space around dual sinks. Projected bays and private balconies give all three rooms unique ocean views, while the third-floor transitions to Douglas-fir and nautical themed woodwork that envelopes a private office, small kitchenette, and a larger outdoor deck with 180-degree views of the Atlantic ocean.


John S. MacDonald, AIA

project lead

Anthony M. Frausto, AIA, LEED AP


Anthony M. Frausto, AIA, LEED AP
James Christopherson
Christian Prescott

interior designer

Abby Welling Forestall

general contractor

Hull Enterprises, Inc.

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