Mary Stanley - Cape Cod LIFE Publications

Simple Gifts

Crown Point Cabinetry creates distinctive custom-designed cabinetry reflecting America’s famous Shaker style and framing this home’s simply beautiful seaside views.

When a home is located near the water, the architect usually takes special care to site the structure so that it takes advantage of the coastal location; the most well-lived-in rooms boast the best views. But that was not the case…

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Many are making the choice to eat healthier

With so many food options available these days, choosing the best tasting and healthiest products can be a bit overwhelming. From grass-fed beef to organically grown fruits and vegetables, the choices are seemingly endless. As consumers become more and more aware of the different ingredients included in packaged foods and how additives and preservatives can impact their health, the more…

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Trending Countertops

Go from drab to fab with exciting new options from engineered stone to stainless steel.

No other project can transform the interior of a home quite like a kitchen renovation. Whether it is new construction or a remodel, the materials chosen in the kitchen can be the heart of the design for any home.
White beadboard cabinets with recycled glass countertops evoke…

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Big Ideas for a Small Space

A resourceful architect builds his own home on a challenging Osterville lot by thinking outside the box and making the most of nature’s whims.

Strategically positioned on a small lot in the village of Osterville, this classic shingle-style gambrel offers lovely views of a picturesque meadow below, while welcoming in cool southwest breezes from nearby North Bay. The home is the…

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Where Summer Memories Begin

Expert architectural concepts and clever interior designing ideas combined with a homeowner’s special flair for details net an island paradise for a multi-generational family.

A sprawling home on Nantucket that offers stunning 360-degree views of the island from atop a roof walk combines just the right amount of island elegance with seaside comfort and charm. Here it is obvious that a…

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Looking for a Change of Pace? Start Paddling!

Local business owners discuss kayaking, paddle boarding and more

Whether drifting softly along a creek letting the wind move the kayak along, or standing on a board and paddling against the current for a solid core workout, water activities are a must-do or at least a must try— especially for those who live on the coast. Because the basics of kayaking…

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Artist Profile: Bao Lede

Bao Lede’s works are a reflection not only of his cultural roots in China, but of his emotions towards his adopted home on Cape Cod. Rooted in the traditions of Chinese art, which are based on ink paint and calligraphy, his work often emphasizes themes that celebrate nature and the human  form. Though his latest pieces include more landscape themes…

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Setting new goals—and stretching her muscles

A chatham woman expounds on a newfound passion—yoga

According to many who practice yoga, the benefits go well beyond increasing flexibility and tightening one’s core. From improving balance—both physically and philosophically—to reducing stress and bringing more peace and harmony into one’s life, many view practicing yoga regularly as synonymous with healthy living.
Chatham resident, Laurie Dickey, took up yoga nearly two years ago…

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Island Dream

HGTV’s spectacular 2015 Martha’s Vineyard “dream home” is a fitting reflection of the island’s historic and scenic allure.
Designed by highly regarded Martha’s Vineyard architect Patrick Ahearn, this lovely island cottage comes with all of the expected features of an upscale home—as well as a few unanticipated amenities, including a brand new 2015 GMC Acadia Denali—and $250,000 in cash. Built for…

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Green Living

In 2015, green living has come out of the shade on Cape Cod and the Islands. Everywhere you look, there are sustainable options for those who want to protect and nourish our fragile coastal environment. From the ground up, architects and builders offer homes of every genre that work with each homeowner’s lifestyle and complement surrounding land and sea. Interior…

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