WOODS HOLE, MASS.
Only 1 block from the Atlantic Ocean and a short boat ride from Martha’s Vineyard, the Cramer residence introduces a contemporary design to otherwise traditional surroundings. The home, completed in 2004, features Follansbee, W.Va.- based Follansbee TCS II Terne-coated Stainless materials. A curved metal roof with an ebb-andflow design mimics the surrounding topography. Unlike the shingled, wood-frame homes in the area, the house’s walls are made from insulating concrete forms and have a stucco exterior.
Follansbee’s standingseam roof panels, half-round gutters and leaders weather the rain, snow and salty blasts from the marine environment. The architectural stainless steel naturally will weather to a gray patina and does not require painting. General Construction, Colliers, W.Va., served as the installer. Owner Catherine Cramer is a jazz percussionist and photographer, so the home includes studios for creating art and music, as well as gallery space. Architect Thomas Hiksdal of Sandwich, Mass., describes the home as “a museum that someone happens to live in.”