New England Home Magazine features home designed by Eck MacNeely architects

New England Home Magazine Features Eck MacNeely’s “The Moorings” Marblehead, Massachusetts, Waterfront Guest House Project.

We thank New England Home Magazine for featuring this project. It has a great story. Read on.

It all began when the owners purchased a parcel adjacent to their main house to build a guest house for their grown children to use as their families grew. First, of course, everything had to be family-friendly and withstand wear and tear. Next, the lot’s tiny existing house came down, and Eck MacNeely was hired to design a new one. 

“The site was so powerful that the architecture for us became very simple,” Paul MacNeely explains. “The home would be a New England home, more specifically a New England cottage, but modern the way we think about cottages today. It would become a staircase from the main house to the beach.” Translation? New England home-style cedar shakes and vertical cedar siding but with clean, modern lines and more glass to ease the transition from the traditional main house to the organic coastline.

This lovely project on the ocean became an exercise in capturing the essence of easy living and restoring the native topography. We didn’t do it alone. The talented team included interior design firm Gauthier-StaceyKevin Cradock Builders, and landscape designer LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects. Thank you New England Home Magazine for this great coverage.