Design by Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects

Today, we take a look at a summer retreat designed by Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects.  Hutker is known for designing exquisite summer residences on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and other New England coastal locations.  Mark and his team pride themselves on designing heirlooms for their clients – homes that will be passed from generation to generation.

The design for the Walker Meadow Residence creates outdoor living spaces that are awesome. From a cozy private conversation zone to an uber-functional family gathering space, this is outdoor living at it’s finest. And, lucky for all of us, the concepts behind the spaces created here can be duplicated in any of our more modest homes and humble backyards.

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Design Exploder is a “tool” used by Your MODERN COTTAGE to help explain why we like (and don’t like) the homes that we live in.  It explodes design elements into their basic form and gives us insight into how designers think.  We hope that this tool will empower you to understand your own homes and give you the confidence to make the changes that you need in order to create the home that you have always imagined.

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