Dubinsky House

Truro, Massachusetts

2002 - Eric E. Winslow/Builder

The Dubinsky property has a magnificent view of Cape Cod Bay and beyond. However, it slopes steeply toward the beach, and is exposed to the fierce winds off the water, which keeps vegetation to a minimum: only beach grass and a grove of small rugged locust trees, pruned by the wind to be just four feet tall, have been able to survive.

The slope of the land was reconfigured to accommodate the needs of the family: a main house with an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, a master bedroom suite, a guest house, an art studio, and a storage shed for kayaks, bicycles, and gardening equipment. A seaside compound was formed by stretching the main house entirely across the width of the property, creating shelter for the other buildings, which are clustered on three sides of a courtyard that forms a sunny pocket for lush plantings and a single native crab tree. Large planting material was selected and installed by HF Johnson Tree Farm of Osterville.

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Guesthouse with weathered cedar-shingle walls and roof with white trim in the wind-protected lush garden courtyard. Photo  of Dubinsky House modern home

Guesthouse with weathered cedar-shingle walls and roof with white trim in the wind-protected lush garden courtyard.

Stairs leading down to main entrance. Photo 2 of Dubinsky House modern home

Stairs leading down to main entrance.

SITE PLAN Photo 3 of Dubinsky House modern home

SITE PLAN