Cape Cod HOME Stories



Bauhaus on the beach

(originally published in Cape Cod HOME, Special Edition 1996-1997)

Both sheltered and private, a redwood and glass envelope is tucked into the Truro dunes. It doesn’t intrude onto the landscape but is nestled in a way that quietly belongs.

“La Belle Mer,” the home of contemporary architect Dan Sullivan, AIA, employs many of the features he works with for clients and those…

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Abiding by the tide: Continuing the traditions of Modernist architecture on the Outer Cape

(originally published in Cape Cod HOME, Indian Summer 2004)

On Lieutenant Island in South Wellfleet, large tracts of conservation land peacefully coexist with a small, quiet community. For residents, the island is accessible only by a narrow road that winds through the marsh and over a wooden, one-lane bridge. The road becomes impassable at very high tides, a minor inconvenience in…

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2016 BRICC Awards • George Davis, Inc.

Three-time award winner

The staff of George Davis, Inc. had much to celebrate when the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod’s 2016 BRICC Awards were handed out in November: namely, the three gold awards the design-build firm took home. “We were in good company in that room,” says owner George Davis, “and we were really excited about all of…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Gable Building Corp.

Excellence in Historic Renovation or Restoration

Historic home renovations come with their own unique set of challenges for architects and builders. Providing structural integrity and modern-day livability  while preserving the home’s history is often a necessary balancing act. Add problematic site logistics to the mix, and these projects can present a daunting undertaking.
Gable Building Corp. tackled these challenges head on with…

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2016 BRICC Awards • E.J. Jaxtimer

Excellence in Outdoor Living Space Design

Craigville Beach Retreat is a Mediterranean oasis on Cape Cod. This stucco house with European flair is not your typical Cape residence – and its recently updated, luxurious outdoor living space is far from typical either. From the 20’ by 60’ saltwater pool and 14’ by 14’ infinity spa that match the grand scale…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Coastal Engineering Co.

Outstanding Engineering Project

John Bologna, president of Coastal Engineering Co. (CEC), still remembers the devastation upon seeing his church, the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church in Brewster, reduced to a pile of rubble and smoke after the building was destroyed by arson in 2012. When the time came to rebuild, Bologna and his team saw it as an opportunity to enhance…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Classic Kitchens & Interiors

Outstanding Closet Design, Excellence in Kitchen Remodel & Best Showroom

In every Classic Kitchens & Interiors project, highly customized designs are the common thread. “We do everything possible to create a design that’s unique for the client and tailor everything to that specific project,” says design manager Becky Brown.
This is evident in two of the company’s recent projects, recognized by the…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Cape Dreams Building & Design

Excellence in New Construction

Perched high on a hill overlooking the breakwater in Brewster is the latest combined venture for builder Paul van Steensel of Cape Dreams Building & Design and Brewster architect Steven Hayes. Named “Mandolin Wind” after Rod Stewart’s 1971 song, this 7,000 square-foot asymmetrical, dormered and shingled Cape is a sight to behold. For the owners, Mandolin Wind…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Cape Associates

Five-time award winner
Cape Associates is a third-generation, full-service custom building and remodeling company serving the Cape and Islands as well as the Plymouth area. In addition to receiving honors for the following three projects at the 2016 BRICC Awards, two members of the firm were also recognized: Phil Pagani for Next Gen Shooting Star, and Allen Furman for Outstanding Project…

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2016 BRICC Awards • California Closets

Outstanding Closet Design

California Closets has been a leader in the custom storage industry since 1978. The international company—centrally located on the Cape in Hyannis, with a manufacturing facility in Hopkinton, MA—specializes in customized closet designs tailored to each client’s individual needs, budget and design aesthetic. From free in-home consultations, to an installation process marked by meticulous detail and craftsmanship, California…

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