The Dacha

Tiverton, Rhode Island

Dacha is a Russian word for a home in the countryside, a peaceful retreat where you can relax and enjoy nature’s beauty. This modest sized home, approximately 1475 square feet, captures the romance of simpler times. The use of exposed structural elements, local and reclaimed material, and soft “sea glass” tones compliment views of the Sakonnet River and the Jacks Island Audubon Wildlife Refuge. Naturalized plantings and rubble walls anchor this home into its tranquil setting.

The sensitivity of this coastal site and local regulations necessitated efficient use of space. The small envelope provides a luxurious master suite with a roof deck, guest suite, and an open kitchen / living space ideal for lounging and entertaining alike. The core of this home, a double-sided rubble fireplace provides a focal point in both the living and dining rooms and creates a rustic stairway to the master suite.

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