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Cooperstein House, Truro, Mass.

Cooperstein House, Truro, Mass.

  • Custom, stainless steel railings grace both the exterior and the interior of the Cooperstein House in Truro, Mass.

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    Custom, stainless steel railings grace both the exterior and the interior of the Cooperstein House in Truro, Mass.

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    Warren Jagger

    Custom, stainless steel railings grace both the exterior and the interior of the Cooperstein House in Truro, Mass.

  • The home's north side hunkers down under its standing-seam metal roof as a defense against harsh winds.

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    The home's north side hunkers down under its standing-seam metal roof as a defense against harsh winds.

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    The home's north side hunkers down under its standing-seam metal roof as a defense against harsh winds.

  • At night, the north side of the house emits a soft glow through thermal Kalwall panels.

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    At night, the north side of the house emits a soft glow through thermal Kalwall panels.

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    At night, the north side of the house emits a soft glow through thermal Kalwall panels.

  • A double-height entry hall provides a sunny introduction to the house.

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    A double-height entry hall provides a sunny introduction to the house.

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    A double-height entry hall provides a sunny introduction to the house.

  • The two-story stairwell funnels light into the home's center.

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    The two-story stairwell funnels light into the home's center.

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    The two-story stairwell funnels light into the home's center.

  • Estes Twombly designed some of the home's furniture, including the built-in bench at the top of the stairs.

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    Estes Twombly designed some of the home's furniture, including the built-in bench at the top of the stairs.

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    Estes/Twombly designed some of the home's furniture, including the built-in bench at the top of the stairs.

  • Kalwall panels enclose the sitting area at the top of the stairs.

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    Kalwall panels enclose the sitting area at the top of the stairs.

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    Kalwall panels enclose the sitting area at the top of the stairs.

  • Plywood panels add a touch of warmth to the kitchen ceiling.

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    Plywood panels add a touch of warmth to the kitchen ceiling.

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    Plywood panels add a touch of warmth to the kitchen ceiling.

  • The project's first floor plan.

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    The project's first floor plan.

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    The project's first floor plan.

  • The project's second floor plan.

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    The project's second floor plan.

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    The project's second floor plan.

  • The project's site plan.

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    The project's site plan.

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    The project's site plan.

Views, wind patterns, and sunlight drove the design of this upside-down weekend house on Cape Cod. Architect Jim Estes and his clients opted to reuse the footprint of an existing home, making its split floor plan work to their advantage. “It allows the master bedroom and the guest bedrooms to be autonomous,” Estes says.

He placed the home’s most frequently used rooms on the upper level to capture ocean and meadow views. A shed roof protects the north side of the house from harsh winds, while opening up the southern and western ends for solar gain. Thermally efficient Kalwall panels on the northern exposure let in light without compromising privacy. And a two-story stairwell brings even more of the sun’s rays into the heart of the building. “The house gets great light,” one juror noted.

For all of the floor plan’s openness, Estes also made sure to include some more-enclosed nooks and crannies, such as a sitting area at the top of the stairs. “It was about creating spaces here and there where people can get away,” he explains.


Entrant/Architect: Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, R.I.; Builder: Cape Associates, North Eastham, Mass.; Landscape architect: Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture, Boston; Living space: 3,427 square feet; Site: 0.9 acre; Construction cost: Withheld; Photographer: Warren Jagger Photography.


Product details

Bathroom fittings: Hansgrohe, www.hansgrohe-usa.com; Bathroom fixtures: Kohler, www.kohler.com, Toto USA, www.totousa.com; Cooktop and oven: Wolf, www.wolfappliance.com; Dishwasher: ASKO, www.askousa.com; Flooring: Marmoleum, www.forboflooringna.com; Hardware: Valli & Valli, www.vallivalli-us.com; HVAC equipment: Acadia; Insulation: Icynene, www.icynene.com; Kitchen fittings: Grohe, www.grohe.com; Kitchen fixtures: FrankeUSA, www.frankeusa.com; Lighting fixtures: Tech Lighting, www.techlighting.com, Stonco, www.crescent-stonco.com, Lightolier, www.lightolier.com; Paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero, www.subzero.com; Roofing: Englert, www.englertinc.com; Windows: Eagle Window, www.eaglewindow