Architect Jill Neubauer

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Lucky Pines, the Hatchville home of Falmouth architect Jill Neubauer, reflects the spirit of the Wisconsin camps of Neubauer’s childhood. As Neubauer says, “It’s modern and rich, simple but sentimental, ranging from camps and cabins.” The house, surrounded by towering pines and overlooking a pond, follows the lines of the land. The interior is simple yet modern, with exposed wood, steel, and concrete. Large windows and a garage door open the dining area to the outdoor fire pit. Interior plaster walls are pigmented with outdoor colors of sand, pines, and rust-colored needles. The first-floor library, added in 2008, uses birch logs as supports for the desk and shelves. Throughout the house—including three upstairs bedrooms—spacious windows and thoughtful design maintain the presence of the beautiful natural landscape.

Architect Kit Wise

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Local architects are deeply familiar with designing homes that look like organic extensions of the site. The same holds true for renovations, such as architect Kit Wise’s take on his remodel of this ranch-style house, built in Craftsman/Shingle style. “In the end, if people don’t know an architect was involved in a renovation because the house just ‘fits,’ I know I’ve been successful,” says Wise, with the firm Wise Surma Jones Architects in New Bedford. Wise managed to provide privacy from one side and expansive views from the other to allow for water views. Beautiful woodwork and Douglas fir paneling create a warm, welcoming air.


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Mary Grauerholz

Mary Grauerholz is the communications manager of the Cape Cod Foundation and a freelance writer.

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