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.”Download PDF