Gather Together

Cape Cod Home  /  Winter 2022 /

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Hannah Van Buren 

Capturing hearts and always available for snuggles, this family’s English Cream golden retriever, Beau welcomes visitors and anchors the home. Paul Miskovsky creates outdoor rooms for a close family to get together and spend precious moments making memories. Neil and Janet (Jay) DeAngelis have always loved the Cape. As children they both spent vacation time on Cape Cod and as a young couple they spent many summer weekends visiting family and friends in Yarmouth Port and Hyannis. While raising their own family—a daughter, two sons, and some beloved golden retrievers—spots like Craigville Beach and Mayflower Beach provided the idyllic backdrop to family getaways full of memories to last a lifetime. With the children now grown, when the couple decided to relocate from the Boston area to the Cape, it was a traditional home, with deeded beach access to a lovely private beach on the fringe of West Falmouth Harbor, that offered a place to drop anchor. The home had been built by a successful local realtor, who through several of his own development projects has seen his share of good ideas in home design, many of which were incorporated into this four-bedroom Cape with its traditional doghouse dormers, reclaimed pine floors and center chimney wood-burning fireplace.  “The home definitely had good bones,” the DeAngelis’ explain, “but we did do some significant renovations to really make it our own.” Those renovations were not just for the inside living areas, but also included major landscape changes necessary to create the style of living they desired.  An article in a local magazine led to a meeting with Paul Miskovsky, owner and founder of Miskovsky Landscaping, Inc. in Falmouth. “This project really evolved in stages,” Miskovsky explains. “The first request the homeowners presented was primarily functional to deal with some issues in the backyard. We…

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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.