Casual elegance preserves the Cape Cod cottage style appeal while carving out space for a modern lifestyle.
In the process of building and remodelling homes on Cape Cod, Longfellow Design Build sees a distinct design style and sensibility emerging from their clients’ choices. Whether they are in Falmouth, Osterville or Chatham, these clients ask for a casual elegance the company calls “Cape Cod coastal.” If you travel off-Cape, just a mile or two past either bridge, it’s just not the same.
Many individuals these days are building or remodelling a second home on Cape Cod—a retreat from the stress of their hectic lives in Greater Boston, Connecticut or New York.
Historically, a cupola or captain’s walk topped the homes of successful Cape Cod shipowners so they could search the horizon for their ships due in port. This cupola sits atop a home on Mashnee Island in Bourne.
“After our youngest went off to college, we regrouped and noticed that our fondest life memories, both from our childhood and as a young family, were on Cape Cod,” says one new homeowner in Pocasset. “And we wanted more of that. We wanted a simpler lifestyle with space to create more memories with our kids and grandkids.”