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Scraggy Neck House

Cataumet, Massachusetts
Date 2021
Size 3,300 SF
Cost $2M
Client Jack & Sarah Dawley

Overlooking the quiet anchorage of Hospital Cove, this home was the outcome of the vision and passion of a family who has called the northern shore of Scraggy Neck their home for generations. When a parcel of land came up for sale adjacent to their historic family cottage, they saw an opportunity to ensure that this special location would continue to be a place their growing families could enjoy.

Set back from the shoreline, this cottage takes cues from the casual rambling summer homes that were often built over time to accommodate evolving needs and growing families. Made up of several distinct but connected volumes, the house presents a scale to the street that is in keeping with the surrounding historic summer community.

As the land slopes down towards the water, the home opens to the view with a wide deck connecting the living, dining, and primary bedroom suite. A gracious outdoor stair leads down to a terrace and fire pit. The upper floor contains three bedrooms tucked into the eaves and the entire house is peppered with details that were inspired by the family’s original summer cottage that is just to the east of their new home.

View of the interior stair details, the home from the north, and the front entry, with granite steps and view out to Hospital Cove beyond.