(1) One-week stay for up to six adults at a historic modern house in Cape Cod
(1) Three-house tour of the other properties managed by the house trust for you and your guests
(1) DVD of Built on Narrow Land, a documentary by Malachi Connolly
(1) Copy of Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape,
signed by authors Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani.
About the houses:
Hatch Cottage (1961)
Architect Jack Hall designed this summer cottage, which overlooks the bay, for The Nation magazine editor Robert Hatch and his wife Ruth. This remarkable structure was conceived as cubes in a grid matrix. Living/kitchen, bedrooms and bath are all in separate components. The shutters hoist up in summer to expose glass and screen panels.
The Kugel/Gips House (1970)
The Kugel/Gips House is just one of the more than 40 houses that architect Charlie Zehnder built on the Outer Cape. It reflects his fascination with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright – corners dematerialize though butt-glazed windows, horizontal planes are emphasized and long cantilevered decks and roof overhangs project the living spaces out into the landscape – and demonstrates Zehnder’s skill for inhabiting a site without overwhelming it. There are three bedrooms, two baths and the ocean beach is a five minute walk.
Weidlinger House (1953)
Architect Paul Weidlinger built his summer home after his good friend Marcel Breuer invited him to visit Wellfleet and successfully persuaded him to stay and buy land. The Weidlinger House has been vacant and in danger of demolition since the late 1990s. In 2012, CCMHT obtained a lease and began restoration, which will conclude by summer 2014. The house rises on cross-braced posts above low wetland area. The wrap around balcony is protected by a projecting roof. There are three bedrooms and one bath, access to ponds and a short walk to the ocean beach.
Online bidding for this lot ended on February 27, 2014 at 9:00pm EST.
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