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Building A Legacy of Love

Interior designer Kate Coughlin teams up with M. Duffany Builders to create a home for generations. It isn’t often, but occasionally an opportunity comes along that has the potential to change the lives of those you love, and even generations beyond. That was the case when a family with roots in Osterville going back as far their childhood, had spent several years vacationing during the summer with their growing family. “This family had another home in Osterville but was looking for more space as their family was growing. I think a big reason the family settled on this home is ...

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Odile: A Life in Layers

Ruth Davis is known simply as Odile—her middle name and an homage to her grandmother—but there’s nothing simple about her. Like her paintings, she’s a study in contrasts and layers, beautifully complex. First, there’s the Odile who’s an expert in the business of beauty. The daughter of a financier father and an artist mother, Odile excels in both worlds. Although she knew, from childhood, that she was an artist, she quickly learned that she’d have to be a pragmatist, too, if she wanted to make a living from her art. ...

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Nature At Work

By Susan Dewey | August 7, 2023

Explore famed landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s Nantucket garden, featured in his latest book, “Piet Oudolf At Work.”

Design Simplified

By Kelly Cloonan | August 7, 2023

Designer Courtney Brunelle’s House of Coco has mastered the clean aesthetic homeowners are looking for. 

Hidden Treasure

By Chris White | August 7, 2023

Polhemus Savery DaSilva explores unexpected acreage to create a private enclave on Nantucket. 

Cape Cod Essence

By Jenna Ellis | August 7, 2023

Angela Hamwey of Mackenzie & Co. perfectly orchestrates coastal elegance in Racing Beach.

It’s a boy!

By Julie Craven Wagner | August 7, 2023

A new addition to Olde Homestead Farm in Marstons Mills makes a long-awaited appearance.

Summer Living: Mitchell’s Landscaping, LLC

By Jenna Ellis | August 7, 2023

Nick Mitchell is the owner and operator of Mitchell’s Landscaping, LLC, whose business has been booming for over 22 years. Located in Harwich, Mitchell’s Landscaping, LLC serves mid to lower…

Summer Living: Seaport Shutter

By Julie Craven Wagner | August 7, 2023

Seaport Shutter Company, has a 30 year-rich history in crafting custom shutters and storm doors for homeowners coast to coast. Now, the Brewster and Chatham based business has launched a…

Summer Living: Stonewood Products

By Julie Craven Wagner | August 7, 2023

Few things define a “Cape House” more than an outdoor shower. Whether it is the way you start the day before the sun is above the roof line; or the…

Summer Living: Sudbury Design Group

By Hannah Eaton | August 7, 2023

With the season of warmer weather and outdoor barbeques in full swing, an outdoor patio is a must-have for many Cape vacationers and residents. The clients of Sudbury Design Group…

The Art of Hospitality

By Lindsey Friel | August 7, 2023

Beach-chic pairs well with sophisticated artwork in Provincetown’s award-winning boutique hotel.

Peace in Preservation

By Brookyln Moore | August 7, 2023

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable provides nature-based education in a new, state-of-the-art structure.

Next Wave: Cara Meneses

By Leslie Hatton | August 7, 2023

Cara Meneses, vice president and co-owner of ARCHWRIGHT Fine Home Builders and Estate Management, remembers the day they opened their new office in Duxbury, MA. Empty and surrounded by blank…

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Readers Resource: The Valle Group

By Cape Cod Life Publications | August 7, 2023

When Falmouth natives Joe and Joan Valle decided to move the business they had started in Waltham back to their hometown in 2005, they knew one thing for certain: The…

Readers Resource: Walpole Outdoors

By Cape Cod Life Publications | August 7, 2023

Living Beyond Your Lawn Walpole Outdoors has been a leader in handcrafted outdoor living products since 1933, so it’s safe to say they are an authority on helping you to…

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A Loving Legacy 

By Valerie Gates | June 15, 2023

With craftsmanship & care, Costello Fine Homes & interior designer Stephanie King work magic together to restore a well-loved 1930s beach cottage.

Shaping the Steps of Standish

By Susan Dewey | June 15, 2023

The historic Myles Standish Hotel underwent extensive renovations guided by architect Patrick Ahearn in order to become a now magnificent family home.

Old House, New Hub

By Hannah Kunze | June 15, 2023

Creating a space where a family can now gather & entertain, A3 Architects & LaBarge Homes make changes that bring this historic downtown Chatham home into present day.

Courtyard Compound

By Leslie Hatton | June 15, 2023

Michael Ferzoco of Eleven Interiors & architect Paul Krueger turn a 19th century farmhouse into a family’s summer compound.

Grow old along with me.

By Susan Dewey | June 15, 2023

Poetic prose and watercolor artistry capture the joy of old house coastal living in a small treasure of a book.

Season of Anticipation

By Julie Craven Wagner | June 15, 2023

Hope and anticipation are converging at the always busy Homestead Farm in Marstons Mills.

Shorethings: Easy Breezy Decorating Tips for Summer Styling Your Home

By Leslie Hatton | June 15, 2023

Summer is coming and that means longer days, relaxed nights, and welcoming guests into your home. Interior stylist and owner of Penny & Pearl Design, Rachael Gendrolis, lets us in on some tips and tricks for getting your home ready for those summer soirees.

Next Wave: Ashley Entwisle

By Leslie Hatton | June 15, 2023

Meet project manager Ashley Entwisle of Mac Davis Flooring whose enthusiasm and work ethic pair in harmony with her passion for the industry.

Spotlight: Khouri’s Oriental Rug Company

By Leslie Hatton | June 15, 2023

100 Years of Craftsmanship and Care A Century of The Khouri Family’s Artistry and Integrity  There are pieces in customer’s homes where a…