Exteriors

Harborside Whimsy

POSTED: November 11th 2015

Vibrant colors and bold patterns brighten a North Shore home. Read more Click here to read more.

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Seaport Shutter Success

POSTED: October 1st 2015

Products built to stand the test of time and endure the passing seasons. Read more Click here to read more.

Seaport’s flat panel exterior shutters with starfish cutouts charm the facade of a home in Chatham.
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Sitting Pretty in Osterville

POSTED: September 9th 2015

Amenities abound in this lavish, custom-built seaside home. Read more Click here to read more.

Stunningly sophisticated yet relaxing and warm, this waterfront home is set on nearly 2 acres of private land.
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A Growing Business

POSTED: January 15th 2014

Landscaping adds both beauty and value to a property and the father/son team of Dennis and Brian Muoio, co-owners of Briden Nursery in West Cranston, Rhode Island, pride themselves on being able to offer a full line of services that fit every customer’s need. The business has been growing steadily over the past four years and they are eagerly anticipating the move of their nursery division to a space with more visibility on the corner of Comstock Parkway and Scituate Avenue. Read more Click here to read more.

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Natural Beauty

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Overlooking idyllic Narragansett Bay, this summer retreat in Jamestown, Rhode Island, needed a landscape worthy of its spectacular views. The homeowners turned to Katherine Field and Associates to enhance and preserve their property’s natural vegetation and conservation land, as well as create a serene space for outdoor entertaining. Read more Click here to read more.

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Creating a Landscape to Complement the Natural Setting

POSTED: October 4th 2013

This 12-acre plot in a western suburb of Boston was once a blank canvas. But the property’s potential, set amidst a pine forest, was unlimited, and the young homeowners that purchased it embarked on creating a landscape to complement the serene setting. Read more Click here to read more.

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Shades of Green

POSTED: October 4th 2013

For her Newport garden, interior designer Eileen Marcuvitz wanted a landscape that shared the oceanfront home’s classic sensibility. With crisp, clean lines and bright touches of the unexpected, the garden is an idyllic reflection of her signature style. She worked with landscape architect Kate Kennen of Winston Flowers Garden Design Division to create the stunning transition between indoors and replica rolex watches out. Read more Click here to read more.

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A Dream of a Pool

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Despite the recession of the past few years, the pool business is booming. Chris Dittrich, president of Shoreline Pools in Harwich, has been busier than ever fulfilling the dreams of homeowners by creating a backyard oasis that fits their desires and budget. “We’re now the largest builder of pools on Cape Cod,” Dittrich says. “People are staying home more now, so they’re investing more in their backyards. We pride ourselves on knowing that every pool built will create memories and good times to be shared with friends and loved ones for a lifetime.” Photography by Roe Osborn Design & Build: Shoreline Pools Hence, Shoreline’s slogan: We Build Dreams. Dittrich Click here to read more.

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Infinitely Unusual

POSTED: October 4th 2013

As a general rule of thumb, infinity pools are built near the ocean or a lake, producing a seamless, soothing transition toward the bodies of water. But as this spectacular pool in Hollis, N.H. clearly shows, an infinity pool can be designed in a wooded area, with no water in sight, and look equally stunning. Created by South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, this hilltop pool flows into the tips of the trees, providing a dazzling panorama of the surrounding countryside. Read more Click here to read more.

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Beautiful Pool: Meaningful Mission

POSTED: October 4th 2013

The reason for installing a swimming pool is not always solely for luxury or fun in the sun. For John and Charlene McEntee, they considered a pool in the backyard of their summer home in Dennis to be a necessity that would provide comfort, joy, relaxation and therapy for their disabled 25-year-old son, Sean. Read more Click here to read more.

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Now, This is a Playhouse

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Buildable lots on Green Pond Harbor are impossible to come by. Quiet and tranquil, the small East Falmouth harbor is a throwback to a simpler era. Those who are lucky enough to live here, along with the marina’s boat owners, are an affable and modest bunch: grateful folks who appreciate the spot immensely. So when an idyllic, highly coveted harbor front parcel came up for sale, the current owners jumped at the opportunity to purchase it. It would be the homeowners’ third property in the neighborhood: their other two houses are located side-by-side, next door. The couple, who lives year-round in New York City, uses one house as a summer residence; the second one is a retreat for their Click here to read more.

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A Classic Country Estate

POSTED: October 4th 2013

The house sits on the top of a small hill on Lower Cape Cod, its multitude of outsized windows allowing light to stream into every room from sunrise to sunset, providing a warm, cozy quality to the 6,000-square foot property. [caption id="attachment_504" align="alignnone" width="720"] The large six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath house has over-scaled windows to make the home feel smaller and to afford views of the beautuful surrounding landscape.[/caption]  Let the light shine in “This is a real retreat for the homeowners,” Principal Designer John DaSilva explains. “One of the unique aspects is that the windows are over-scaled, and that makes the house feel smaller. It sort of con Click here to read more.

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Lasting Views

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Waquoit Bay is a tidal bay on the south shore of Cape Cod that’s known for its beaches and wildlife as well as kayaking and camping opportunities. For those in the know, it is also perfect for kiteboarding—its predominance of shallow water and strong southwesterly breezes are key for boarders looking to maximize speed on long back-and-forth passes without hitting too much deep water. [caption id="attachment_492" align="alignnone" width="720"] The home is located on a spit of land allowing water views on all three sides. The sunken spa is the perfect place to take it all in.[/caption] Location, location, location And this is exactly what drew Thomas J. O’Neill’s clients to Mashpe Click here to read more.

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Utterly Unique

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Perched on a bluff at harbor’s edge, it’s hard to imagine a more spectacular setting.  Yet the poorly built home original to this site in Chatham, Massachusetts, didn’t take advantage of the majestic views. The cramped residence, built in the 1940s, seemed, says architect John DaSilva, “To have been plunked down on the lot, without any thought at all.” [caption id="attachment_445" align="alignnone" width="720"] The footprint of the original home, which had to be closely adhered to, was perched up on a hill. The change to the grade allowed for a basement-level, window-filled playroom and garage.[/caption] The property’s new owners looked to DaSilva’s Chatham-based firm, P Click here to read more.

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The View Has It

POSTED: October 4th 2013

While the Cape has its fair share of large, stately houses dominating the landscape, many homeowners want to build a home sized to their property. This is especially true for one family and their North Falmouth home. [caption id="attachment_427" align="alignnone" width="720"] A front view of the home. Irregular rooflines were incorporated, reducing the visual impact of the expansive house.[/caption] “This is our first ocean home and we were looking to build a new home that belongs in this neighborhood, and looks like it has been here all along,” says the matriarch of the family.  “We took lots of time to properly site the house on the lot to take advantage of the views and the s Click here to read more.

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A Fine Attention to Detail

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

The key to any successful business is to create a product or service that people will desire and Peter Malone, owner of the Seaport Shutter Company in Brewster and Chatham did just that, quite by accident. Malone was unhappy with his job in the corporate world, so he bought an old house in Harwich Port to renovate as a creative project in his spare time. “When I got to the outside, I needed shutters and I couldn’t find anything that I liked so I made my own,” he says. Photography by Amber Jane Barricman Products Sourced from Seaport Shutter Company Customers started knocking on his door…literally Pretty soon people were knocking on his door to ask him where he bought his s Click here to read more.

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A Family Affair

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

A beautifully landscaped yard makes outdoor living a joy and Brian and Dennis Muoio, co-owners of Briden Nurseries in West Cranston, RI, offer comprehensive landscape construction services that take all the guesswork out of creating an exceptional outdoor space. With 45 years of combined experience between them, the father/son team is thrilled to be working together in their third year of business on their six and a half acre nursery. [caption id="attachment_362" align="alignnone" width="720"] Combining soft-scapes with hardscapes is a passion for landscape architect Brian Muoio, who owns Briden Nurseries with his father Dennis, a professional lawn beautician with a green thumb.[/caption] Click here to read more.

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A Fine Front Door

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Not only does your front door say a lot about you, but it is visitors’ first impression of you and your home. You’ve filled your home with truly personal items so why not make the first thing you and your guests see just as personal with a screen door that’s a true reflection of you and your family? Peter Malone, owner of Seaport Shutter Company in Brewster and Chatham has been helping people customize their front doors for the past six years and his company offers an incredible variety of personalized choices. [caption id="attachment_348" align="alignnone" width="720"] A gilt-covered whale above the portico complements the door's claddagh applique.[/caption] “There are about f Click here to read more.

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