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2016 BRICC Awards • Gable Building Corp.

Excellence in Historic Renovation or Restoration

Historic home renovations come with their own unique set of challenges for architects and builders. Providing structural integrity and modern-day livability  while preserving the home’s history is often a necessary balancing act. Add problematic site logistics to the mix, and these projects can present a daunting undertaking.
Gable Building Corp. tackled these challenges head on with…

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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 • AP Kimball Construction

Excellence in New Construction

The team at AP Kimball Construction is known for not backing away from a challenge; as a result, at the 2016 BRICC Awards, they were able to step forward and accept a gold award for their winning project in the Excellence in New Construction category. Working with a design concept created by architect Anthi Frangiadis, Peter Kimball…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Polhemus Savery Dasilva Architects Builders

Three-time award winner
The idea of blending in while standing out is one that Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) explores with every house they design and build. The Cape Cod-based integrated architecture and construction firm works to create homes that become part of their surroundings but also have their own identity.
“Everything we do is unique to its location,” says Aaron…

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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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‘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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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Cape & Islands designers create holiday splendor with their inspired Christmas tree designs

Think of your fondest, most heartwarming holiday memories—surely many of those moments took place around the Christmas tree. It’s hard to forget the joy you felt, or the wonder you’ve seen in your children’s eyes, upon awaking on Christmas morning to the sight of Santa’s bounty underneath a…

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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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