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Natural Progression

Expanding an Osterville home to fit the needs of a growing family.

When Jim Righter and Jacob Albert, architects of Albert, Righter & Tittmann (A,R&T), began designing a small family home in Osterville in 1982, they never imagined their work on the home would extend over more than 20 years and several generations. Read more…

Treasuring the Dunes

An Osterville interior decorator works with Bunny Mellon’s family to restore a famous Oyster Harbors cottage.

The Dune House has long been a cherished seaside retreat for family and friends on Paul and Bunny Mellon’s Osterville estate. Read more…

Home By All

More than 100 local volunteers, companies, and organizations deliver skills, resources, and community spirit to ‘Blitz Build,’ creating a home for a young Cape Cod family.

September 28, 2013 marked the completion of one of the most ambitious building projects the Cape has seen in years. Read more…

Family Fun-ctional

A resourceful Osterville homeowner helps an architect and a builder design her multi-generational kitchen.

Imagine a new kitchen that is comfortable, spacious, and user-friendly for adults. Now, picture that same room as a safe, warm, and fun space for eight frequent, energetic visitors—who all happen to be grandchildren. Read more…

Chatham Charmer

Tim Smith, owner of Minglewood Homes, puts a fresh face on a timeworn 1930s Cape cottage.

Sitting vacant for years, a 1930s Chatham cottage was in dire need of some tender loving care. Read more…

A Breath of Fresh Air

This Cape Cod kitchen's redesign combines traditional quality with innovative green features.

This Cape Cod kitchen’s redesign combines traditional quality with innovative green features. Read more…

Hours of Gold, Hours of Lead

Falmouth’s legendary Highfield and Tanglewood Halls set the stage for the rise—and tragic fall—of the famous Beebe family.

Certain family names have been connected with towns on Cape Cod and the Islands for centuries. The Snows of Orleans, the Coffins and Starbucks of Nantucket, and the Nickersons and Atwoods of Chatham all have legendary connections to their respective towns. Read more…

Architectural Legacy

Winning a Bulfinch Award, given annually for architecture, is a rare honor. Established by the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, the prestigious award is named for Charles Bulfinch, our country’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts State House. In the 2012 round of honors, architect Patrick Ahearn, AIA, scooped up not one, but two of the prizes. The awards seem tailor-made for Ahearn, who lives and breathes the precept that historically inspired architecture is one of our region’s most beautiful, and critically important, features. Read more…

2012 BRICC Awards

The HBRACC honors excellence in Cape Cod's building and remodeling industries.

What began in 1950 as the Cape Cod Builders Association, then just a small band of builders on Cape Cod, has blossomed into one of the most instrumental organizations for the growth and preservation of the entire community and is now known as HBRACC (Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod). The creation of the very successful 2012 HBRACC BRICC (Building and Remodeling Industry on Cape Cod) Awards, attended by more than 150 people on September 20th at Mashpee’s Willowbend Country Club, is just the latest HBRACC accomplishment. Read more…

Heirloom Farmhouse

Hutker Architects designs a modern island farmhouse in Edgartown for a family of five which incorporates rustic touches.

Just a short drive down a winding lane outside of the bustle of Edgartown, and you feel as if you’ve arrived in a magical spot. Set at the edge of a billowing meadow and birch tree woodland, a charming new farmhouse complex designed by Hutker Architects is the perfect getaway place for a couple and their three grown daughters. Read more…

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