Courtyard Compound

Cape Cod Home  /  Early Summer 2023 /

Writer: Leslie Hatton / Photographer: Sabrina Cole Quinn 

Eleven Interiors creates relaxed sophisticated in the design of this multi-structured antique Cape renovation and addition. American-British author Henry James knew what he was talking about when he said, “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” The homeowners of this unique compound in Truro also knew that summer afternoons (as well as mornings and evenings) are always better spent by the beach. The sleepy town of Truro, known for its natural beauty—towering sandy dunes that stretch to the sea, scenic cycling trails, wildlife-rich marshes, and beaches on both the bay and the ocean, was familiar to one of the homeowners who grew up spending blissful summers on the Outer Cape. As a result, as it does to so many, the Cape called to this young family, beckoning them to create memories of their own through the renovation of an antique home that had once belonged to the owner’s grandparents. Enlisting the help of Michael Ferzoco, principal and owner of Boston-based Eleven Interiors, a design collaborative, and Paul Krueger of Krueger Associates Architecture / Landscape Architecture, the process of redeveloping the 19th century parcel began.  While the pair had never worked together prior, Ferzoco was a fan of Krueger’s work. “He’s pretty iconic in his architectural approach. He often prefers to split up and divide, so there will be several structures on a piece of property.” Krueger’s style was the perfect fit for the homeowner’s intention of having private living areas, and with several projects completed in Truro, they knew he would be able to bring his 21st century vision to their tired farmhouse. Krueger states, “My goal was to retain the original ambience and memories of the existing farmhouse by doubling the usable space with an addition that complemented…

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Leslie Hatton

Leslie (Horne) Hatton enthusiastically joined Cape Cod Life in October of 2022. Educated in Mashpee and Falmouth, she graduated from Assumption College and received her Master of Education degree from Lesley College. A former teacher, she has taught middle school, preschool and most recently, fifth grade. She and her husband Tom have three children: Aidan, Colin, and Erin. Their newest family member is Millie, an outgoing, outrageously happy chocolate lab. She loves to talk about all of them so better not ask. One neat tidbit about Leslie is that she is the author of the locally best-selling children’s book Cape Cod ABCs, with over 10K books sold on Cape Cod, the Islands and across Massachusetts. Happiest in the summer with a little sun on her face, she loves being with friends and her family, laughing, drinking and eating all over beautiful Cape Cod.