Trading Home for Paradise

IMG_0508By Emily Curley

After spending my summers on the same plot of land my whole life, I was initially pretty shocked this past December when my parents informed me they had made an offer on a new beach house. Although the new house is in the same quaint area of East Dennis I am accustomed too, I was opposed to leaving the house that had hosted so many fundamental memories during my 20 years. However, when I arrived at the new house for the first time in early June, I found myself staring at a home straight out of a magazine. As I stood on the porch above the magnificent ocean, any reluctance towards the (not so bleak) house quickly vanished.

The house was built in 1976, and was recently renovated by builder Peter Bilodeau. The exterior upholds the typical Cape Cod look with plantation shutters and gray shingles. The inside adds a touch of elegance by using extensive millwork and crown molding with roping detail. The kitchen includes an AGA Cast Iron range, which we are slowly learning to love. My favorite part is the incredible ocean view, and the close proximity to DPM’s Surfside Grill at Corporation Beach. It is incredible to be
able to stroll down the shore to get a lobster roll and an ice cream sandwich. Back home, the seaside patio is big enough to fit a table, two couches and several Adirondack chairs. I don’t think we will ever sit inside again!

With six bedrooms and eleven beds, there is an abundance of room for hosting the extended family I rarely get to see during the school year. I am looking forward to the future to come, when my siblings and I will each have our own families to introduce to the magic of Cape Cod. This summer will bring the first of many amazing memories based around this lovely home.

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