Chatham Shoreline

Inspired by the Sea

A beautiful Shore Road home designed by Patrick Ahearn and built by Whitla Brothers Builders hearkens back to the early 20th century.

When a couple with a lifelong history of summers spent on Cape Cod bought a prominent property on Shore Road, they may have been tempted to build a capacious home with walls of windows and wide open spaces designed to command the views. But they knew the town and its special qualities well, having lived there first in a seaside bungalow and then in a more whimsical house on Morris Island. When they hired Patrick Ahearn, a Martha’s Vineyard- and Boston-based architect known for historically sensitive designs, they thought they would renovate the early 20th-century home that already stood on the site, but they soon realized that wasn’t practical and ended up tearing down the original structure: “When we dug deeper,
we realized the house didn’t flow, and it didn’t make sense.”

Chatham Shoreline was featured in Chatham Magazine, 2017 issue.

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