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The property boasts a breathtaking view of the sunset over Buzzards Bay, and the colors of each night’s stunning display are only enhanced across the sparkling reflection of the ocean. Those colors are also prevalent in Hickey’s design, which curves—much like the crest of the waves beyond—along a pathway to the beach. At the bluff’s edge, Hickey added sand and beach grass for a seamless, natural look, that also serve to mitigate the offset required for the construction of the home. “We also incorporated these large rocks into the landscaping for watching the sunset over the water,” she says. “The sunsets here are just absolutely spectacular.
At the base of the house, hydrangeas provide a pretty border around the elevated home. From the deck, the view of the border garden, and the handful of natural trees dotting the lawn, stretches out to the beach, where the gorgeous colors continue into the crashing waves of Buzzards Bay—waves that even during violent nor’easters have failed to uproot this garden from its precarious position. “It’s just so Cape Cod,” says Hickey of the project. The bordered pathway culminates in two beach chairs, side-by-side, looking out at the ocean—the perfect spot for an afternoon tan with a tantalizing novel or an evening spent under the stars. “Everything about this space invites you to sit, relax and enjoy yourself,” she says.
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