This waterfront home called “House on Salt Pond” makes me smile. It was inspired by classic 19th-century shingle-style summer houses but has a touch of whimsy about it, from the unexpected swoop of the roof line to the bright blue shutters and the quirky weather vane.
Designed by Polhemus Savery DaSilva, it sits between a golf course and a salt-water pond near the ocean.
Take a look!
The House on Salt Pond
As a nod to the homeowner’s hobby, the shutters have golf-ball-shaped cutouts,
and they created a weather vane that shows a frustrated golfer breaking his club in two:
They say the golfers playing nearby get a kick out of it, especially when they’re feeling frustrated themselves!
The floor plan is organized around the view.
All of the living spaces and most of the bedrooms face the pond behind the house:
I love this dining room. We had a table like this when I was growing up
and it brings back memories of all the nights my family sat around it:
There are plenty of places to enjoy the view, from the screened porch to the patio.
Love this outdoor stone fireplace on the side of the house, too:
The back of the house has blue shutters on the upper windows:
For more information about the House on a Salt Water Pond project,
visit Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects. Thanks to them for sharing it with us!
Photography credit: Brian Vanden Brink.
Cute! I was expecting the interiors to be “showy”, but they’re just as charming as the exterior. That blue bedroom with the view of the dock is very sweet. You’re right– this house is the perfect Father’s Day present.
Lovely. The curve of the roof on the front reminds me of the Bow houses of Cape Cod. Built by early ship builders the shape was reminiscent of a ship’s bow.
Lovely. Who wouldn’t want a deck with an outdoor fireplace + that view of the water?
Alie B says
Lovely beach house! This looks like the perfect spot to enjoy summer and just chill. I must say though, I prefer the back exterior to the front. I think the combination of gables and arches is really attractive.
This home is what my dreams are made of! Nice find, Julia.