White coastal style house with blue doors and garage.

Barrier Views

New Build
Ipswich MA
Core & Shell
Project Architect
Blue Sky Architects
a division of OLSON LEWIS + Architects
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The smart, compact design highlights this waterside home's views of Plum Island and Plum Island Sound.

The home features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a 1-car garage off the first-floor mudroom, and a 2-car garage at the basement level. The first-floor primary suite allows the couple one-floor living, but there's lots of space upstairs for when their grown kids and family members visit.

From the front entry, there is a view through the gathering space, which includes living, dining, and kitchen areas, plus a more formal dining area off to the side. The primary suite feels separate from this area because it has a small sitting room in between. Dubbed the "snoratorium," the room "became a joke when we were designing the house because it gives her a place to go when he is snoring," says Art Dioli, the architect. In all seriousness, it's a quiet spot off the main space where they can retreat and read or watch television.

Upstairs, three bedrooms connect to the central staircase. The second-floor deck has a 200-degree view from Turner Hill to Halibut Point. Part of the deck is sheltered with a roof, providing shade and a comfortable space to relax indoors and out.

Three-story white coastal-style home with blue doors.
A cozy living room featuring a stylish sliding barn door.
A light-filled well-furnished living room showcasing a couch and a cozy fireplace.
Open-concept living space with kitchen and dining area.
cozy reading room outside of primary suite.
bright and light filled landing with views to the open concept space below.
landing with views to the open concept space below.
home office: Desk with laptop and chair in front of window.
light filled bathroom
bedroom with shiplap walls and built in window seat
A table on a deck with a variety of delicious food and refreshing drinks.
primary suite with sliding door onto deck and views of the water
large lawn in front of coastal-style house