Projects

New Construction: Belvidere Plains, Falmouth

Falmouth Home Builder

This home is as close to perfect as they come–and for a good reason. It’s the house that Mark built for his parents.

Aside from being the builder’s parents, Karen & Barry Bogosian are similar to many of Longfellow’s clients–Baby-boomers, approaching retirement age and deciding to reinvent their lives on their terms.
So many of Longfellow’s clients are from Greater Boston, Hartford or New York with successful careers and a desire to either relocate entirely or have a second home on Cape to enjoy quality time with family (and especially grand-kids)

As with most things well designed, this home’s design doesn’t call attention to itself. Instead, it elicits emotion, elevates your mood and provides effortless functionality at every turn. No matter how many people … rain or shine … warm or cold … party-animal or intellectual, this home fits like a glove.

The front yard patio (and who does that) is positioned to enjoy the morning sun, the terrace off of the open kitchen/dining/living room has overhead heating units to take the chill off Cape Cod evenings, and the roof-top deck with views of Falmouth harbor and perfect sunsets over Vineyard sound are all examples of how this home delivers peak experiences.

Form follows function.

Want a day on the couch watching old movies? –There’s a 2nd-floor den for that. Want to have a sleepover with all the grandkids? –There are 3 guest bedrooms for that. Want to entertain 40 of your closest friends and family for Thanksgiving? –The open floorplan kitchen/ dining/ living room can accommodate with a chef’s kitchen, an enormous quartzite island top and a seat at the table for everyone.

When you’ve built a few homes for baby-boomers on Cape Cod, you know what makes a difference – A mudroom with storage, a ‘fire-garden’ with teak Adirondack seating, raised bed vegetable gardens, multiple custom window seats with storage.

My, oh my.

If you do focus on this home’s design elements, you’ll see beautiful millwork, custom built-in cabinetry, and coffered, beadboard ceilings, all perfectly proportioned and executed. The attention to detail in architectural design, in material selections, and craftsmanship is to be admired. I don’t know if this is a thing or not, but this house feels solid under your feet.

And finally–I almost forgot to mention–a second-floor mother-in-law suite intended to accommodate extended visits from grandma in Florida. I can’t help to think that it is by design that almost I forgot to mention this because this is the sort of privacy you want to give to an extended stay visitor.

Once again, just perfect.

Details

  • Falmouth, MA

  • 5,373 sqft
  • 4 beds 4.5 baths
  • Architect: Longfellow Design Build

  • Builder: Longfellow Design Build

  • Date Completed: 2019

  • Landscape Architect: Christopher Buccino
  • Landscape Contrator: Clover

Video: Home Life & Style, Falmouth

Our Belvidere Plains home was chosen to be featured on Home Life & Style with Host Parker Kelley. On the left is a slide show of photos from the filming day. On the right is the full episode that was broadcast on NESN.

Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of images for this home. Click on any of the below thumbnails for a larger view or image slide-show

Post-Modern Riverside Retrete, Cotuit, MA

Post-Modern Bayside Oasis

Post Modern Cotuit
  • Location ~ Greater Mashpee

  • Scope & Features ~ Exterior Siding, Pella Windows, Doors & Sliders, Teka German/French Oak Flooring Front & Back Deck, Outdoor Shower, Back patio, Custom Kitchen Design with Longfellow Custom Cabinetry, Caesarstone premium quartz countertops, Multiple Bathroom Designs, Media Room, Laundry Room, Custom Lighting.

A nd now for something completely diffrerent. This new Post-Modern style home in Cotuit is a refreshing departure from our typical, traditional Cape Cod design sensibility.

Postmodern buildings are often eclectic using non-orthogonal angles and unusual surfaces, decorative elements, asymmetry, bright colors and textures unrelated to the structure or function of the building.

Slideshow

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Walkthrough

Historic 1860’s Carriage House Conversion – Falmouth, MA

Renovation of 1860 Carriage House to Family’s Summer Retreat

Cape Cod Architect & Builder

As Featured by Parker Kelley on CBS4/New England Living TV 

  • Location ~ Falmouth, MA

  • Scope ~ Permitting for Historic Renovation, Excavation, Architectural Design, Multiple Kitchens & Bath Designs, Custom Architectural Cabinetry & Millwork, Flooring, Windows, Doors, Lighting.

Completed in 2018, the Waterside project in Falmouth, MA was a full renovation of a historic 1860’s carriage house into a spectacular summer retreat for a family who spends nine months of the year overseas. What made this project spectacular is the care and detail that went into the repurposing of architectural design elements such as barn doors, rod-iron horse stall dividers, and even a copper water spigot from the original structure that was used to house the family’s horses.

Many Cape Cod historic structures were built on a small footprint, thus creating a design challenge for a modern family. Although Waterside is situated on a beautiful lot with ocean views from every room, the width of the original carriage house was roughly 40′ wide. This challenge presented our architectural designers with an opportunity for creative uses of available space. A dual-purpose pantry/passageway lined with Longfellow custom cabinetry from the kitchen to the main entry and a 10.6″ long kitchen island, sporting a curved dark walnut island top with a marine oil finish both add character and charm to the home

Working with our designers, homeowners chose beautiful natural materials and finishes that work well with the original rustic, brick and rod iron elements such as a copper range hood and pendant lamps while also maintaining a contemporary updated feel.

A guest suite is connected to the main house with a bookcase lined corridor reminiscent of a ship’s gangway. The guest kitchen island and bathroom vanity both provide a refreshing pop of color with Ralph Loren Club Navy – Riveling the blue of adjacent Vineyard Sound.

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HISTORY

James Madison Beebe was a dry goods magnate from Boston and in 1866 Eben Jordan of the famed Jordan Marsh bought his business. James Beebe passed on in 1875 and his children created a hundred acre farm on Shore Street and built Waterside in 1876 overlooking vineyard sound. The farm was broken up for development in 1932. Beebe’s daughter Frances married George J. Fiske, a former business partner of her father, and had two children, of whom we know very little. Frances, a widow by 1868, inherited a summer home off Shore Street in Falmouth from her father’s estate. It is the large red shingle-style “cottage” (Waterside) that still fronts Vineyard Sound today. There is no record that she had much else to do with the Beebe family.

BEFORE PHOTOS

  • Waterside Before
  • Carriage House Restoration Before