Currently on Cape Cod there are an abundance of older properties in great locations with challenging restrictions. The following project demonstrates our vision. This older 680 sq ft camp is located in a very private conservation area overlooking a pond and close to the beach. When the camp was raised for a new foundation, a septic system was also installed. The property also had parking for 5 cars.
A decade later when the owners decided to sell, not many were interested in walking outdoors from the basement master bedroom to the 1st floor kitchen/living area. The L shaped foundation was cut down and slightly expanded to fit the new 24’ X 29’ cottage. Since the footprint remained small built-in’s were used extensively. The existing newer deck was also saved to encourage conservation approval and not a tree was cut down.
Carriage House, Chatham Ma.
As scene on the home page this 19th Century carriage house underwent an
extensive renovation and was a 2015 Chatham Preservation award winner.
Essex Associated Contractors