Gardening & Landscape Design Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications



New Seabury home designed by John Dvorsack exceeds family’s expectations

John Dvorsack designs a modest waterfront dwelling that is more than meets the eye

In Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel, The Prestige, which would later become a 2006 movie, the author explains that great magic tricks contain three parts. “The Pledge” introduces the audience to something that appears ordinary, but of course is not, then “The Turn” makes that item do something…

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Special garden heals mind, body and soul

When Judi Meyer expressed interest in a tiny house in East Sandwich, her son told her she was crazy. “We were driving by, and I saw the ‘For Sale’ sign,” Meyer recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s pull in here!’ and so we stopped.” Despite her son’s lack of enthusiasm, there was something about this small, older cottage and its bare landscape…

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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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