Introducing Seaside Modern: A Contemporary Custom Built Home

Nestled amongst the sandy dunes of Cape Cod, Seaside Modern is a custom home that proudly showcases a modern beach house style. This new construction home draws inspiration from the classic architectural characteristics of the area, but with a contemporary house design, creating a custom built home that seamlessly blends the beauty of New England house styles with the function and efficiency of modern house design.


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The owners of Seaside Modern came to us with their dreams of building a house on Cape Cod. They already owned their building site and were searching for an experienced architect and custom home builder that could design and build a unique home that fit their land, their needs, and their budget. We were excited to take on their project and custom design their modern vacation home.


Modern house plan featuring modern kitchen design


Our new construction team worked closely with the owners to design a custom modern house plan that perfectly suited the family's needs. In lieu of a formal dining and living room, the house was designed with an informal, open concept great room that connects the kitchen, living room, and dining room. The walls of glass, double sliding door, and upper clerestory windows embrace the natural light and the expansive decks make for an extended outdoor entertaining space.


New construction on Cape Cod with double sliding door and outdoor entertaining space


The open floor plan leads to a private hall that houses the residence's four modern bedrooms and its three-and-a-half minimal bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the entry floor have access to the main meranti deck and outdoor sitting areas, and the two bedrooms on the upper level each have a private balcony with our popular Atlantis Rail stainless steel cable railing option, which features our custom-crafted mahogany top rail.


Modern bedroom with private balcony


Although Seaside Modern is a contemporary design, the home was designed to mimic some traditional New England architectural features, such as cedar shake siding and white painted trim, with alternatives like James Hardie fiber cement shingles and trim to tie into the aesthetic of the neighborhood. That, plus the aluminum-clad Pella Windows, both proudly distributed by Acorn Deck House Company and included in this custom house package, help create a low maintenance home that can easily weather every season.


Modern house design with outdoor entertaining space and low maintenance exterior


Once our team had perfected the modern house design, we referred the owners to a local custom home builder within our network of preferred builders to complete the on-site construction. While the builder prepared the site, we panelized the design and fabricated the components in our factory to expedite the custom home building process and create a more energy efficient home. Once the builder was ready to begin the on-site construction, we shipped the house package in manageable loads to the site, where the builder was able to quickly assemble our prefab kit of parts, efficiently frame the home's weathertight shell, and rapidly get the home "under roof."


Open floor plan of modern house plan on Cape Cod


The home was finished with fun, modern features such as polished concrete floors, glass backsplash, and chalkboard fireplace per the owners' wishes. The final result is a unique home design that is perfect for both large family gatherings and quiet evenings watching the sunset.


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Ready to design a home for yourself? Start by downloading our Wishlist Worksheet, which will help you plan your perfect space. Ready to discuss your custom home design? Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced professionals!