Osterville Captain's Compound

The Old House and the Sea

A historic Cape Cod home’s dramatic enhancement plays up its beachfront location without a hint of cliché.

When Patrick Ahearn a first look at clients’ house, he a soaring, great room that made him think more of a hunting lodge the Adirondacks than a beach house on Cape Cod. The walls wore dark-stained paneling, the room offered no access to the outdoors, and a second-story gallery rose to a series of dormitory-like bedrooms. Ahearn recognized the house as a grand summer cottage in the New England tradition of the 1920s, but this room was, as he put it, “very unique to this house.”

Osterville Captain’s Compound was featured in New England Home, September-October 2014 issue.

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