Gardening & Landscape Design Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications



2016 BRICC Awards • E.J. Jaxtimer

Excellence in Outdoor Living Space Design

Craigville Beach Retreat is a Mediterranean oasis on Cape Cod. This stucco house with European flair is not your typical Cape residence – and its recently updated, luxurious outdoor living space is far from typical either. From the 20’ by 60’ saltwater pool and 14’ by 14’ infinity spa that match the grand scale…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Cape Dreams Building & Design

Excellence in New Construction

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. Named “Mandolin Wind” after Rod Stewart’s 1971 song, this 7,000 square-foot asymmetrical, dormered and shingled Cape is a sight to behold. For the owners, Mandolin Wind…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Doreve Nicholaeff

Pleasant Bay • Excellence in New Construction

Utilizing a background canvas of four waterfront acres on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by Pleasant Bay, Doreve Nicholaeff, AIA, founder of Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, applied her masterful artistry to create a stunning family compound that will become a home for generations. An extended family wanted a space that could capture the…

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2016 BRICC Awards • E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.

E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. of Hyannis offers custom building, landscape, millwork, and property management services on Cape Cod. Now entering its 40th year in business, the company places emphasis on client satisfaction and top-notch workmanship with every project. The following projects delivered on both fronts and received gold recognition at the 2016 BRICC Awards – giving Jaxtimer the honor of…

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Celebrating 2016 BRICC Awards!

November 10, 2016 was a glamorous night for the ruler and tool belt crowd as over 240 attendees gathered at the Wequassett Inn and Resort to celebrate the 3rd BRICC Awards. With a greater submission response than any other year, over 80 awards were presented to architects, builders, designers and trade professionals as the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of…

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Building Business: Hutker Architects’ new Falmouth office

In the first installment of our Building Business series, we take a look at the design inspirations—both architectural and mathematical—behind the new home of Hutker Architects

The experience of entering the town of Falmouth, either from the north via Route 28, or after crossing Vineyard Sound on a ferry, is fresh and new thanks to the impressive new home of Hutker…

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‘Seaview Secret Garden’ is Osterville’s Avalon

A memorial garden provides a tranquil, hidden retreat filled with splendor

Just up the coast from Hyannis Port’s “Cape Cod Camelot,” a family has created a secret garden that would seem right at home in the story of England’s most famous legend.
Arthurian lore tells of The Once and Future King, as author T. H. White put it, who will one day return…

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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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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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An Oasis in the Dunes

Designed by Patrick Ahearn, Trelawny House is a majestic family gathering place on Martha’s Vineyard

Imagine exploring vast grasslands nestled behind ocean dunes and coming upon the remains of a home that’s centuries old. At first the structures may appear like a mirage of lone trees, shimmering in the summer heat, but upon approach, they would take the clear form of…

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