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Eastern Point Retreat: Modern Guesthouse Overlooks Gloucester Harbor

Every now and then it is a good idea to get away from it all and find a relaxing retreat where life crawls down to a more relaxing pace. Of course, it is even better when such a place is right there in your very own backyard! Designed by Flavin Architects, the Eastern Point Retreat is a fabulous guest house with a lap pool, hot tub and a lovely garden right next to it and a captivating view of the distant Gloucester Harbor. Designed for homeowners who absolutely love sailing and the view of the busy harbor from their Massachusetts home, the contemporary guest house welcomes the outdoors inside with its large glass walls and an open design.

Exquisite guest house and poolside retreat creates the perfect staycation setting Eastern Point Retreat: Modern Guesthouse Overlooks Gloucester Harbor
Exquisite guest house and poolside retreat creates the perfect staycation setting

Transition between the interior and the serene landscape outside is pretty much seamless here with the interior of the guest house being inspired by yacht design. Minimal and modern, d├ęcor here is kept to a bare minimum. An open living area is coupled with hand-crafted, custom kitchen and a rejuvenating bath, turning this stylish escape into the perfect haven for an unforgettable staycation. At times, it is hard to imagine that this guest house sits next to a more reserved 19th century shingle-style home.

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With a simple, modern fireplace in the corner, beautiful ambient lighting and outdoor lighting that highlights the very best of the curated landscape along with the lap pool, life at Eastern Point Retreat is as alluring after sunset as it is during daytime. A guest house that transports you into a more relaxing realm! [Photography: Nat Rea Photography]

Fireplace in the corner adds to the charm of the minimal poolside pavilion
Glass and wood pavilion with lap pool and scenic coastal view beyond
Large glass windows connect the outdoor with the interior
Modern guest house and lap pool of the Eastern Point Retreat
Outdoor lighting complements the ambiance on the interior perfectly
Scenic views of the Gloucester harbor from the innovative guest house
Contemporary guest house with ocean view in Gloucester

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