House on the Outer Beach: Vacation Getaway on Cape Cod

This vacation home on the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, designed by 1100 Architect in 2018, showcases a harmonious blend of modern architecture and the natural surroundings.

Set on a hillside planted with native vegetation, the house features an upper volume clad in cedar shingles and a lower volume composed of mahogany siding, echoing the New England vernacular. The open-plan interiors maximize spatial flexibility and offer sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Modern coastal home with wood siding, balcony, and stone path leading to porch.
Bright, airy living room with wood-paneled ceiling, large windows, and modern furniture.
Spacious living room with wooden ceiling, large windows, and mid-century modern furniture.
Bright, expansive open-plan kitchen and dining area with wood-paneled ceilings and large windows.
Expansive wooden deck offers panoramic views of lush green landscape and distant waters.
Wooden shingle-clad exterior with expansive beach views and an elevated deck with Adirondack chair.
Sleek, modern, wood-clad residence with expansive glass windows and balconies.
A modern, two-story cabin-like structure nestled among trees, with a gravel path leading to the entrance.
Contemporary three-story home with wooden and glass exterior, balconies, and surrounded by vegetation.

About House on the Outer Beach

Perched atop a verdant hillside, the House on the Outer Beach by 1100 Architect is a stunning vacation home that effortlessly blends with its picturesque Cape Cod setting. Designed in 2018, this captivating residence pays homage to the region’s architectural vernacular while embracing a modern, open-concept aesthetic that prioritizes seamless indoor-outdoor living.

Exterior Elegance

The home’s upper volume is clad in weathered cedar shingles, echoing the historic charm of the surrounding New England landscape. Meanwhile, the lower level features a sleek mahogany facade, creating a harmonious contrast that connects the structure to its natural environment. A wraparound deck, complete with Adirondack-style chairs, offers unparalleled views of the verdant wetlands and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Expansive, Light-Filled Interiors

Step inside the open-plan living spaces, where soaring ceilings and large picture windows flood the rooms with an abundance of natural light. The living area features a cozy fireplace and plush, modern furnishings, inviting guests to sink in and unwind. Adjacent, the dining room and kitchen seamlessly flow together, allowing for easy entertaining and seamless meal preparation.

Culinary Oasis

The kitchen is a true showpiece, boasting sleek white cabinetry, a large central island, and high-end stainless steel appliances. Warm wood tones in the ceiling and flooring create a welcoming, inviting atmosphere, while thoughtful task lighting illuminates the space. With ample counter space and a view of the verdant landscape, this culinary oasis is sure to delight even the most discerning home chef.

Serene Sanctuary

Upstairs, the master suite offers a private sanctuary with sweeping ocean vistas. The bedroom features a cozy seating area and access to a private balcony, while the en-suite bathroom boasts a spa-like rainfall shower and modern, minimalist fixtures. Complemented by the home’s other bedrooms and bathrooms, this retreat provides the perfect respite for families and groups alike.

A Harmonious Blend

Throughout the House on the Outer Beach, 1100 Architect has seamlessly blended modern design with the natural beauty of the Cape Cod landscape. From the shingle-clad exterior to the light-filled, open-concept interiors, this vacation home embodies a refined yet comfortable aesthetic that invites guests to truly relax and recharge.

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- by Matt Watts