Cape Cod Home, Autumn 2017 | capecodlife.com

Dennis home is now easy, breezy, breathtaking

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Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Dan Cutrona 

Dennis home is now easy, breezy, breathtaking

Cape Cod Home, Autumn 2017 | capecodlife.com

Cape Cod Home  /  Autumn 2017 / ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Dan Cutrona 

Easy Breezy Breathtaking, Autumn 2017 Cape Cod HOME | capecodlife.com

The new living room retains the old Cape Cod character of the home with the knotty pine beams, but the original pine built-ins get a fresh makeover with white paint. Photo by Dan Cutrona

Effective teamwork and dedicated design lead to an easy, breezy, and functional, renovation

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When Angela Kimball of AP Kimball Construction in Yarmouth Port received a call from Leslie Schneeberger, AIA, an associate principal with Siemasko + Verbridge Architects in Chatham, asking her to supply a bid for a new project they were working on, Kimball had to laugh a little at the moment of Cape Cod serendipity. “The homeowner works out with a friend of ours and asked for a referral for an architect. We suggested a few, including Siemasko + Verbridge,” Kimball recalls. “And now they are looking for a contractor and SV is including us!”

This serendipitous conversation set the tone and pace for what all parties agree was a remarkably successful renovation. The homeowners, a Dennis couple who have survived several significant construction projects during their 31 years of marriage, concur that none of these projects could compare to the ease of this 2016 renovation of their beloved Cape home, where they have vacationed for decades. Despite their experience with renovation, the homeowners knew that they wanted to start with an architect for two reasons. First, because there was a load-bearing wall that would be impacted by a renovation. Second, as the homeowner explains, “We would sit around at night, for years, and imagine countless scenarios, but never really came up with anything, so I knew I needed to have someone help guide me architecturally.”

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.