A View to Forever

Cape Cod Home  /  Annual Home 2023 /

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Durston Saylor 

After a long search, a discerning homeowner finally finds the perfect piece of property on Buzzards Bay to build a home for the future. Richard Rossello was born in Falmouth. As an adult, as is all too often the case, life’s responsibilities pulled him away from the beaches, vistas and familiar surroundings that had nurtured him as a child and young man. Yet a part of his heart stayed in the bustling town, where the proximity to the coastal waters spans not just one section of the coastlines, but two—Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, bonused by glimpses of such faraway places as Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands that appear to be only an arm’s length away. When life provides the means, and fate produces the loved ones to share with, wouldn’t everyone want to return to the place of their memories, and create new ones?  “I looked for the right spot for a long time,” Rossello shares. “I knew I wanted something on Buzzards Bay, something where we could watch all of the boats during the day, and the sun set down the bay at night. I was looking from Gunning Point to Penzance Point, that was the sweet spot for me.” Rossello and his wife Bonnie finally found an unparalleled site in 2009; a quaint, yet ramshackle cottage from the 1930s that was perched above Racing Beach in Quissett. The satisfaction of finding a buildable spot, on the stretch of coastline, with the views he desired would have been enough, but the truly unbelievable feature was found in the size and breadth of the property—seven acres. Such a large parcel immediately seems indulgent, yet while much of the acreage was unbuildable, the large buffer was able to provide something more valuable to the Rossellos than square footage living…

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Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.