Modernism for Rent on Cape Cod

Modernism for Rent on Cape Cod

Ronee Saroff
Apr 9, 2010

If you've ever fantasized about living in a home designed by a famous architect, you're in luck. The Cape Cod Modern House Trust recently announced the completion of its first major restoration, the Kugel/Gips House. And for $5,000 a week, you can sip chardonnay and read Moby Dick on one of its many cantilevered decks overlooking Northeast Pond.

Heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, the 2,200 square foot residence has two elevations combining bunker-like concrete blocks with horizontal ribbons of glass that create double and triple reflected views. The overhung roof and corner windows project the living space out into the Pleistocene landscape that so clearly captivated Zehnder and his Cape Cod colleagues, Marcel Breuer and Nathaniel Saltonstall.

The Kugel/Gips house is among seven dwellings that the Cape Cod Modern House Trust aims to restore. Rentals support the Trust's programs including archiving, restorations and artist/scholar residencies. For more information about the history of modern architecture on Cape Cod or to check availability of the Kugel/Gips house, visit the Cape Cod Modern House Trust.

Images: 1. Mark Walker, 2. Katherine Schoenfelder, 3., 4., 5. Friends of the Pleistocene

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