Osterville Captain's Compound

West Egg East Meets East Bay

Patrick Ahearn reimagines Captain’s Compound as a Gatsby-esque Cape Cod cottage

Award-winning architect Patrick Ahearn, FAIA, has given Captain’s Compound, situated on the shore of Nantucket Sound, the Gatsby treatment in a massive renovation project that has both preserved the integrity of the original, historic home, in stark contrast to the original landscaping, which obscured most of the house’s left flank. Just before the motor court, visitors encounter the boathouse on the right, which, Ahearn says, “reads as a gatehouse when you come down the drive.” This outlying structure also received a thorough facelift along with a literal lift and realignment that creates a sharper sense of overall symmetry within the compound.

Osterville Captain’s Compound was featured in Cape Cod Home, 2017 Annual Guide.

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