Cape Cod HOME Stories

Create your own family cookbook

“Behind every recipe you love is a story you want to share.” With that philosophy in mind, longtime friends Bill Rice and Chip Lowell formed the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website for collecting recipes and creating cookbooks. What began 12 years ago as a way for Rice, a Wellfleet resident, to compile all of his family’s beloved recipes has…

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Celebrating Cape Cod HOME’s 20th anniversary (1996-2016)

On the shore of Nantucket’s Sesachacha Pond, just a few hundred yards from the ocean, sits a 1,500 square-foot beachside cottage that is tucked away in its own private world, under a dune next to conservation land. Featured in Cape Cod HOME’s inaugural 1996 issue, this island hideaway has withstood the test of time says Danielle DeBenedictis, who, along with…

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Boiling down to the details

Homeowner and mason team up to render the ultimate outdoor dream kitchen

It is said that too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth, but when building a dream outdoor kitchen, it takes many hands to create a culinary masterpiece, as was the case with this spacious outdoor kitchen in Falmouth.
Situated under a large pergola, this multi-station, three-season kitchen features a fireplace…

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The world is their alphabet

Husband-and-wife team finds and photographs ‘Letters from the Cape’
A different perspective on the world can yield beautiful results, as Jan and Chris Capece know well. From subtle shapes made by ropes on a dock to patterns in the sand, nature’s nuanced aesthetic provides the Capeces endless inspiration for their art, Letters from the Cape.
The couple, who have a home in…

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Turn-ons Aplenty

Cape Cod’s kitchen and bath showrooms offer countless faucets and fixtures to try first-hand

Fixing your eye on a farmer’s sink, or a funky but functional faucet?
Browsing for some new bathroom fixtures, or simply shopping for a shower head? Or— are you in the market for a brand new kitchen? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may just…

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A celebration of nature

Architect designed this Martha’s Vineyard home with sea and sky in mind

Up-island, beyond the blueberry ridges and the remains of a 19th-century brickyard on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard, is where you’ll find the most lived-in, new summer home you’ve ever set barefoot in.
Unlike new builds that sometimes look and feel lifted off a catalog page or Pinterest feed,…

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Spring ahead with fall planting

While crisp autumn days await, now is the perfect time to get home and garden landscapes ready for prime time come spring. Warmer soil temperatures in the fall encourage strong root development and growth, setting the stage for vibrant blooms throughout the spring season.
“With a healthy root system, the plant will thrive,” says Dominic Mannarino, senior horticulturalist at West Bridgewater-based…

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A colorful collaboration along the Brewster coast

Architect, builder, and a team of vendors join forces to create clients’ dream home

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. A relationship that began two homes earlier has developed into a comfortable fit for these two…

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Living where the sea meets the sky

A Chatham home channels its dream-like surroundings

Aptly named by its owners, “Sundowner” in Chatham is perched on a sand ridge overlooking Nantucket Sound and against a golden backdrop of refracted light when day comes to an end. With sea grass lapping the rise of the manicured green that meets the stone patio, the full breadth of this amply windowed home…

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Wicker furniture- in classic and modern styles

Whether homeowners are planning a summer party for family and friends, or a simple nap by the pool, Casual Designs of Harwichport and Marstons Mills can provide all the furniture and accessories to suit customers’ needs. “People spend a lot of time outside entertaining,” company owner Rick Concordia says. “It has really become a huge part of homeowners’ preferences to…

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