This sensational 5,400 square foot new custom home project has a distinct arts and crafts feel with nods to both Cape Cod and West Coast styles. The lot was of utmost importance in this project. We collaborated with Step One Design to get the elevations and sight lines just right, offering views out to Sidney Spit, James Island and Sidney proper. The modern home design of this property mixes contemporary with traditional styling. High ceilings and recessed lighting in the calm blue and white living room give an airy but tranquil ambiance along with wonderful views over the water. The kitchen and dining room are open plan, great for entertaining and giving a sense of space. Just off the kitchen is a climate-controlled wine cellar. With custom home builds, you can have anything you like (within reason), and one of the personal features this family needed was a dog shower in the mudroom. It’s one of those little additions that just make life easier, and which you don’t get without personal design input. Another personal design feature in this home is the addition of a porthole window in the bedroom. It adds a nautical, arts and crafts feel that perfectly suits the style of the house. We opened up and brightened the hallway, which faces Lochside Dr., and created an outdoor kitchen on the deck. Throughout, the property benefits from radiant in-floor heating.