Cape Cod HOME Stories

This is a crunching, munching cleanup crew!

Centerville’s “GOat Green Cape Cod” offers a one-of-a-kind landscape service

There is no shortage of animal life at the Centerville home of Stacey Greaves. With 26 chickens, four ducks, three dogs, three cats and two rabbits, Greaves has her hands full. But she says it’s her eight goats that keep her busiest.
The goats—Gus, Bambi, Leland, Pepper, Peanut, Frito, Kyle and Brad—all…

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She’s starting from scratch

Amie Bakery of Osterville promotes the use of fresh, natural ingredients with recipes and culinary classes

  “Baking is not complicated . . .” says Amie Smith, the owner of Amie Bakery, “if you know the secrets.”
In a recent cooking class held in Smith’s bakery on Wianno Avenue in Osterville, the baker shared some of the secrets she has gathered during her…

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Transforming the Cape’s landscape one garden at a time

Barnstable entrepreneur helps customers grow produce in their own backyards

The farm-to-table concept of eating fruits and vegetables within hours after they are harvested is nothing new, but the trend has been gaining momentum in recent years. As more and more people become aware of the preservatives and other things that are included in many of the packaged foods sold in…

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Warm memories, natural light and a water view

Orleans residence designed with family—and the ocean—in mind

Some houses immediately make you feel calm—the palette is neutral, the furniture sleek, the spaces uncluttered. Others immerse you in a theme: yacht-club nautical, executive formal, rustic country. Then there are those homes you enter and immediately feel happy. Such is the case with the East Orleans residence of Doug and Jennie Jacoby.

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Flavor of the sea

Brewster designer transforms home using inspiring colors and nautical details

Cape Cod is a land of beached driftwood, whales’ tails, seashells, ships, mermaids and lovely, inspiring light. When Marsha Malone, the owner of Nautique, an interior design and home furnishings company in Brewster, was hired by a Florida couple to transform the home they had just purchased in New Seabury from…

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Cape & Islands fieldtrips: March through June

Through September 1
In 2016, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis celebrates its 35th anniversary. The museum is hosting exhibits and events during the year, including a national juried exhibition, the Annual Gala & Art Auction, and a fashion show. For more information, visit

Through December
‘Wine and Music Wednesday’ is…

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Repurpose, recycle and re-use!

Eight local experts offer furniture restoration suggestions and services

In a “throw away” world where home furnishings go in and out of style at an ever-accelerating rate, how do homeowners create an environment that transcends trends, nourishes the soul with beauty, and reflects their principles to tread gently on Mother Earth?

Cape Cod is replete with craftsmen who have years of experience…

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Viola Associates

Pools & Spas

When you ask John Viola what makes him most proud of his company, Viola Associates in Hyannis, he doesn’t hesitate. “I am proudest of my employees. My company wouldn’t be successful without our team,” says Viola, of the 30 to 40 seasonal and full-time workers at the irrigation, swimming pool design and installation company.

Viola says he never would…

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Sudbury Design Group

Pools & Spas

Mike Coutu may be the long-time owner of Sudbury Design Group, one of New England’s most widely respected landscape architecture firms, but he still gets to work every morning at 5:30 a.m., raring to go.

Coutu—who started working at the company right out of high school—says he likes every aspect of the company’s award-winning business, from the small residential…

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Daseco Electrical, LLC

Pools & Spas

A trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 2004 to tackle some electrical work for a colleague prompted David Smith, owner of DASECO Electrical, LLC to open his Cape and Islands business.

“I just fell in love with Martha’s Vineyard. The Cape and Islands have some of the most beautiful architecture and residential construction in the world. It’s a wonderful place…

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