Architecture Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications



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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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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Form, Function & a Whole Lot of Fun

Hutker Architects discusses the design inspirations behind this Falmouth boathouse.

If a house can be a playground—a vacation retreat where family comes together and never wants to leave—then that’s the perfect term to describe this boathouse in Falmouth.
For the husband and wife who own the home, and their three adult daughters and five grandchildren, the boathouse is the perfect spot to…

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