Seaport Shutter Company is tucked alongside pastoral Route 6A in Brewster, in a historic building that used to house one of the first gas stations on Cape Cod. It’s perfectly fitting that the Cape business would find a home on our most beautiful highway: the company’s shutters, doors, and other wooden home products sing of Cape Cod’s maritime spirit.
A pair of shutters the color of a bluebird, sporting a small cutout whale, hang on a seaside cottage. Elegant black shutters draw the eye with gold inset oyster designs. A beautifully simple wood-framed screen door, centered with a cutout starfish design, has the aura of simple oceanside living.
The products, thoroughly imbued with seaside ambience, are milled and hand-painted in the Malones’ Chatham work space. “They have a yesteryear feel to them,” says owner Peter Malone. He is assisted by his daughter Lauren Huard, who worked in public relations in Boston until she joined the family business. (Peter’s wife, Marsha, is an interior designer and the owner of Nautique, a home furnishings shop in Brewster.) For anyone who loves Cape Cod history and culture, the shutters are reflective of the region’s famous seaside charm. “It’s a nostalgic thing,” Malone says.