East Coast Elegance

The birth of a custom coastal design style we dubbed “Soft Hamptons”

The homeowners wanted east coast architecture with a personalized, soft, beachy vibe. When no such thing existed in the area – we created one for them!

With our focused, single-team architecture-construction services, custom design details were able to evolve throughout the process with a consistent connection to the whole plan. Elements like a projecting gambrel roof, brackets, dormers, a blue front door, cedar shakes and full width front porch with historically accurate columns reinforce the coastal vernacular, even before entering the home.

Inside, the front room began as an open porch, turned into a screened porch and, finally, became a living room. In order to convey the original intention of a sun room retreat and allow for “stolen views,” we lined the exterior AND interior walls with cottage-style windows so that it felt like an old-time porch had been converted into living space.

The master suite is designed for privacy but includes a laundry room that allows for quick connection to the kids’ wing. The rest of the home is a family-oriented gathering place for a growing household.

  • A breakfast room specifically oversized for kids to run around and play between kitchen and family room space
  • A secret “Harry Potter” play closet – with working lights – is tucked below the basement stair
  • A welcoming reading bench sits atop the stairs
  • The family room has views to the yard and a cathedral ceiling with beams salvaged from the homeowner’s family farm

To complete the joy abounding in this high-style home – at the last minute a guest bedroom was converted into a nursery!

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From the Homeowner

"SSB is part of an echelon other builders are not – so much quality, so much devotion, such a distinct style and the ability to deliver. I feel exactly the way I wanted to feel in my new home. Our door is open 24/7 whenever you want to show anyone your wonderful work!"

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