Mid Century Modern architecture in the American iteration, came about after World War II as a means to bring modernism to the post-war suburbs. Emphasizing structures with expansive glass and open floor plans, the style’s main goal was to open up interior spaces and bring the outdoors in. Many original Mid Century Modern homes used a post and beam architectural design to eliminate the need for bulky support walls...
Menemsha Cottage has been on the horizon at Yankee Barn Homes for a while, now. The creation of Jeffrey Rosen and the Yankee Barn Homes Design Team, the cottage was featured on Post and Beam Living three years ago. Since then, this wonderful cottage has patiently waited it’s turn to be built. The time has come. The shell package components recently arrived on the build site in East Hampton. Actual construction is far ahead of these photos. There’s a world of difference in a few weeks time with a YBH build. Enclosure occurs quickly, usually inside of two weeks.
Menemsha Cottage – Old Soul, New House
The Menemsha Cottage is meant to recall the older cottages and bungalows on Martha’s Vineyard. The house will appear smaller than it’s 3,110 square footage implies. The small-scale effect will be achieved, in part, through the use of low dormers on the front. The exterior shingles will be treated with a bleaching oil and left to weather a pale gray.
The house is a partial post and beam design, with exposed timber utilized where desired. Over size windows and French doors along the back of the house will allow natural light to flow into the home. Wide-plank pine floors, “V” groove paneled walls and ceilings, Crown Point cabinetry, and rustic stone will complete the interior look.
The first floor plan has an open layout, drawing on decor and timber to define each space. There’s a first floor master bedroom (which may also be used as a media room or office), as well as two guest rooms and a second master bedroom on the second level . The lower level (basement) will have a walkout and large window wells, bringing in natural light and and making it feel above ground. Lower level floors will be stone with a hot water radiant heat system. On the lower level are additional bedrooms, a media room, a gym, a wine cellar and a mechanical room (along with plenty of storage).
The Menemsha Cottage construction site will be available for scheduled appointment viewings on the following Mondays: December 3, 2018 and January 14, 2019. To schedule a showing during one of the appointment windows, please contact us today!