The Eyrie on Frenchman Bay

This coastal cottage is a cross between a bungalow and a pagoda.

By Edgar Allen Beem
Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink

The front deck of the Eyrie, a post-modern cottage in Sorrento, feels more like the bow of a great ship than the porch of a great home. The view from the deck is a long, soulful vista out across Frenchman Bay and a vertiginous drop two hundred feet straight down to the rocks and sea below. Eagles soar at eye level. Treetops don’t quite reach the cabled deck.

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Edgar Allen Beem

Contributing editor Edgar Allen Beem has been writing for Down East since 1983.