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The mahogany decking echoes the wood flooring found throughout the home’s interior, DaSilva says, and the porch’s v-groove cedar walls are smoother than the more textured shingles of the home’s exterior but not as smooth as its interior plaster. “Again,” he says, “this makes the porch feel like it’s a transition space that is both part of the exterior and the interior.”

The Faheys could not be happier with their new home. “The Cape on its worst day is better than D.C. on its best day,” Heidi says. “My husband spends his days on the Cape swimming every other day, biking, or walking to the lighthouse. I have wondered whether there is something in the water on the Cape, because it makes us so very happy to be there. This is a happy house.”

Carla Belkin is a recent “washashore” living in Barnstable Village. She has spent most of her career in the home furnishings industry in New York City.

Cape Cod Life Publications’ staff writer Haley Cote
also contributed to this article.