Designed around the spectacular views of Pleasant Bay in Orleans, Massachusetts this stunning Cape Cod homerepresents summer vacation, relaxation, holiday memories and family times for its owners. A gathering place forboth family and friends, the house and barn—the last of three homes on the property to be constructed—werebuilt as the owner’s main house. In addition, another home and an expanded cottage (occupied by the owners’children and their families) complete the family “village” all on the same property, all within walking distance ofeach other and with breathtaking water views and a park-like setting.
Team workAlthough there was an existing structure on the site, it really didn’t meet the needs of the homeowners so they turned to architect John Ingwersen of Architectural Design Inc. of Orleans to guide them. Involvedin the design and remodel of the other two homes on the property, Ingwersen reassembled the team that hadworked on the project previously to complete the family compound. Working side by side with builder MichaelCole and his team from Cape Associates Builders, Susan Tuttle from Surroundings Interior Design, landscape architect Allen Abrahamson, and Peter Mckendree, vice president of Ponderosa Landscaping and Stonework, developed a plan to design and construct the couple’s dream home. “Our mission is to build life-long relationships with our clients,” shares builder Michael Cole. Our experience working with the homeowners before was thoroughly enjoyable, and we were eager to complete the vision that they had for this special property.”