Home Building

The Sweet Spot

POSTED: September 1st 2016

“Family Tides” is an idyllic place to tie up your boat, put up your feet, admire the view and stay awhile.  By Janice Randall Rohlf | Photography by Dan Cutrona   We’ve heard it a million times and it always rings true: Location, location, location. When these Falmouth second-home owners were looking to move from their 1920s Cape Cod cottage, they decided to check out a property on the picturesque Eel River in East Falmouth. “We ran out on the deck and saw how amazing the view was,” says Barbara Nazzaro, “plus we had walking access to the beach.” They were sold. But in order to take full advantage of the southern exposure and views from every single room in t Click here to read more.

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Coastal Character

POSTED: August 30th 2016

A Cape cottage with a twist features a variety of architectural elements, textures and whimsical details.  By Jaci Conry | Photography by Brian Vanden Brink   For decades, a dated cottage sat upon this stunning cove-front parcel in Chatham. “The old house had been neglected and the yard was so overgrown you couldn’t take in the view at all—you barely even knew the cove was there,” says architect Sharon DaSilva, of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSDAB). [caption id="attachment_2545" align="alignleft" width="269"] A cupola the owners coveted sits at the peak of the garage roof, where it is capped with a playful co Click here to read more.

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Comfort Zone

POSTED: November 5th 2015

Coaxed to try a new, less traditional approach, a Harwich homeowner is delighted with the results. Read more Click here to read more.

Jan Aldrich loves her new home’s location on the Herring River. From the front of the house
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Luck of the Irish

POSTED: October 5th 2015

A custom-built home on Cape Cod captures the essence of the owner’s childhood surroundings in Ireland. Read more Click here to read more.

Designed by Gordon Clark of Northside Design Associates and built by Nordy’s Construction, the Shingle Style home fits the character of the neighborhood.
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Timeless Charm

POSTED: September 21st 2015

A new house on the Rhode Island coast looks as though it’s been there forever. Read more Click here to read more.

Thoughtful features, from a built-in medicine cabinet, in the master bath, to the twin fieldstone chimneys give the house its sense of timelessness.
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My Blue Heaven

POSTED: September 1st 2015

Built-ins and other custom details set a Chatham home apart. Read more Click here to read more.

Jaunty blue painted shingles and crisp white trim create a pleasing effect.
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Reinterpreting History

POSTED: August 18th 2015

In the Ocean State, a family retreat geared for today pays homage to an earlier time. Read more Click here to read more.

Design Credit - Polhemus Savery Dasilva Architects
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Changing Course

POSTED: December 11th 2014

A new owner reinvents a Chatham classic. Read more Click here to read more.

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Adding On and Moving Up

POSTED: November 19th 2014

In the face of conservation restrictions, a home is saved from the wrecking ball, receiving a major renovation instead. Read more Click here to read more.

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Lady of the Lake

POSTED: September 24th 2014

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders combines bungalow and shingle-style elements to create a stunning lakeside home. Read more Click here to read more.

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Savage Sophistication

POSTED: August 18th 2014

In an Outer Cape home designed by Hutker Architects, nature and novelty prevail. Read more Click here to read more.

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Swept by the Sea

POSTED: April 15th 2014

An expansive new home overlooking an iconic Cape beach is as impressive inside as it is outside thanks to the talents of Sandra J. Tuthill Interior Design and Colony Rug Company.  Read more Click here to read more.

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An Island Oasis

POSTED: March 18th 2014

With a limited lot size, restrictions on ridge height and a topsy-turvy topography, building this Chatham home on Morris Island presented a series of challenges. For Tim Smith of Minglewood Homes in Chatham, the answer was a Shaker-style structure with steep pitches on the roof to evoke a sense of grandeur. “We were trying to create a house that kept in character with Chatham,” Smith said. “There are arched entrances and tapered columns. The ridge height led us toward that design.” [caption id="attachment_1480" align="aligncenter" width="645"] A challenging piece of property offers a unique starting point for this classic house by Minglewood Homes.[/caption] Photography by D Click here to read more.

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Chatham Calling

POSTED: February 27th 2014

The motto of Prestige Home Building of Chatham is “one quality home at a time,” and principal Ralph Nixon’s latest project shows all the attention to detail and quality his company is known for. The house is a continuation of the series of fine homes built by Prestige previously featured in the 2011 edition of Southern New England Home and a 2012 edition of Home Remodeling, and it shares the same trademark appreciation for light, airy spaces. Read more Click here to read more.

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Building a Neighborhood

POSTED: January 23rd 2014

Rhode Island developer Tony Fiore of Wordens Pond Builders doesn’t just build houses; he builds neighborhoods that foster communities. His four most recent projects in the South County area of Rhode Island are all thoughtfully planned, utilizing high-end construction with top-quality upgrades built right into the asking price. He uses the same products and custom finishes he would choose if he was building a house for himself. Read more Click here to read more.

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Flip Flop

POSTED: January 23rd 2014

The homeowners of this oceanfront North Falmouth house wanted functionality, an open area for entertaining and better views of the water from two of the rooms where they spent the majority of their time. So with the help of Capewide Enterprises of Mashpee, they did a flip-flop, so to speak, turning a billiards room into an expanded kitchen and transforming the kitchen into a billiards room. When the nine-month project was completed last year, they were thrilled with a space that on Thanksgiving Day comfortably played host to 30 friends and family, and is certain to be the site of many future gatherings. Read more Click here to read more.

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A Childhood Dream Fulfilled

POSTED: December 18th 2013

Tara Conway had longed for a New England beach house since she was a child, when her family would annually spend summer vacations in Hampton Beach, N.H. So when Tara and her husband, Jim, began searching for a spot to escape the stifling summer heat of Texas, it was no surprise that they gravitated toward Rhode Island’s picturesque coastline. Read more Click here to read more.

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POSTED: October 4th 2013

At the eastern most point of Chatham, Massachusetts is Morris Island, a treasured refuge, famous for its unspoiled coastline and quintessential Cape Cod beauty. Poised on a hill overlooking the beach, this elegant home feels inspired by the natural surroundings:—timeless, beautifully crafted, and surprisingly complex. Read more Click here to read more.

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Coastal Comfort with a European Flair

POSTED: October 4th 2013

The assignment was to create a home combining coastal living with a European flair. For Judd Brown Designs of Pawtucket, that meant the addition of 2,200 square feet and the complete renovation of a dazzling property that overlooks Bonnet Shores in Narragansett. Among the many features of this spectacular 7,000 square foot home: four fireplaces of marble, fieldstone and French limestone; a magnificent wine room; two full kitchens; and a gorgeous octagonal master bedroom with stunning views of the ocean. Read more Click here to read more.

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Meridian Custom Homes

POSTED: October 4th 2013

ALL  Homeowners want their homes to be a unique reflection of their personal taste. The team at Meridian Custom Homes in Providence, Rhode Island, understands this and strives to deliver interesting new designs for each of their customers in every price range. To do so, they focus on the detailing and individuality of every home they build. Read more Click here to read more.

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Sumptuous New Home on Nye’s Neck, Buzzards Bay

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Two years’ worth of effort, creativity and craftsmanship have culminated in this beachfront beauty on Nye’s Neck, facing due west over Buzzards Bay. Now comes the reward: countless hours spent enjoying the ocean, salt air, spectacular views and custom interiors among friends and family. Read more Click here to read more.

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Resort Living in Rhode Island

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Fifteen years ago, Bradford Design was hired to renovate recently purchased vacation home in southern Rhode Island. At the time, the home had a seaside ship theme. In 2008, the homeowners contacted the design team again – this time to completely renovate and update the house with new amenities such as a home office, exercise room and wine grotto, outdoor entertainment space and even indoor parking. Read more Click here to read more.

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A ‘Script’ for Home Design

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Architect and designer Patrick Ahearn often tells clients, “Let’s write the novel of your house to be ...” and that is the creative approach he takes with every new project, working with the homeowner to fashion a story or script that he can use to design their dream home. Read more Click here to read more.

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Building with the “H”

POSTED: October 4th 2013

At Humphrey's, a building and design center with various storefrontsand showrooms throughout Rhode Island, quality materials and exceptional design, along with  knowledgeable staff in every department, are ingredients that when combined together, make a cohesive, high-functioning concept–with an aesthetically pleasing look to match. Read more Click here to read more.

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Living the Good Life at Willowbend Country Club

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Golf course communities offer a resort-like setting and incredible amenities, but the intimate size of Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee is what sets it apart. With 178 homes built in five different neighborhoods, the ambiance is conducive to meeting people and forming lifelong friendships. “Aesthetically it’s beautiful here, but I think our members are really what make Willowbend special,” says Patrice Hovenesian, sales director at Willowbend Realty. “We have a wonderful group of people here.” Three styles of homes offer something for everyone. Smaller one- and two-bedroom villas are great for seasonal people who want to enjoy the amenities with a minimum of upkeep. Townhouses on Click here to read more.

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