Pond House

Wellfleet, MA

Project Description

A subtly updated landscape design for a notable mid-century modern home in Wellfleet, Mass. results in genuinely simple but striking sophistication at this summer retreat. Elemental gestures and everyday materials highlight and build on the evanescent quality of the original design, deferring to the dramatic geology of the natural landscape it was meant to celebrate. Making the most of what was already there, the landscape design adds new spaces for contemporary living, while clarifying and focusing the spirit of the original. A carefully edited handful of straightforward materials and a varied selection of native plants create an effective continuum of manmade and natural, historic and new, dwelling and landscape. Architecture and the environment coexist in a quietly convincing equilibrium.

 

2019 Design Citation of  Merit / DOCOMOMO, 2017 BSLA Honor Award