Waterway to the
the secluded site
provides an enve-lope
of privacy for
concept for an exterior with restrained seacoast elements
that included an entry tower reminiscent of early 20th cen-tury
Chatham Style lifesaving stations.
“When they came to meet me at my office, I presented
that drawing,” Pfirman says. They hired him on the spot.
“Kevin is an artist,” the homeowner says. “We knew
that whatever ideas we shared with him about what we
wanted or needed would come through that artistic
Not long after, the owners contracted Connolly Tree
Preservation to tend to the oaks and limb them while
Pfirman designed the home, with the footprint as far west
as possible to avoid disturbance of the species’ sensitivity to
root disruption. Flora Landscapes developed an unobtrusive
layer of ground covers and shrubs to soften the foundation
and blend harmoniously with the indigenous trees.
“One of the most incredible things about the house is
that almost every single window has a tree limb right out-side,
making you feel like it’s genuinely a tree house,” the