Menemsha Cottage, Yankee Barn’s latest design, comes from the creative mind of our very own Jeffrey Rosen. Meant to evoke the coastal cottages of Martha’s Vineyard, the home will appear as a smaller (3110 sq ft) two-story shingled cottage that has weathered the island seasons. The low style dormers on the second floor enhance the cottage’s small-scale effect. Jeffrey is after the look of a house which has stood for many years . The exterior shingles will be treated with bleaching oil, then left to weather to a pale gray. The shingle color will be accented by darker gray Marvin windows to achieve an aged appearance.
The interior will reflect the Yankee Barn Homes language you’ve come to expect; a strong timber structure accentuating the foyer, a living room with two-story volume, and extensive glass opening onto the back yard. Wide-plank pine floors, “V” groove paneled walls and ceilings, Crown Point kitchen cabinetry and lots of rustic stone will complete the look.
The first floor plan has a transitional open layout, with spaces defined by architectural differences while openly flowing into one another . There’s a first floor master bedroom (which may also be used as a media room or office), as well as two guest rooms and a second master bedroom on the second level . The lower level (basement) will have a walkout and large window wells, bringing in natural light and and making it feel above ground. Lower level floors will be stone with a hot water radiant heat system. On the lower level are additional bedrooms, a media room, a gym, a wine cellar and a mechanical room (along with plenty of storage).
Over the next months we’ll be posting updates as the house gets underway. Stay tuned, as The Menemsha Cottage promises to be yet another Jeffrey Rosen beauty!