Cape Cod Cottage Revival

A family thoughtfully adds on to their Orleans, Massachusetts, jewel box home while preserving its original cottage charm.

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Room to Breathe
Photo: Annie Schlechter; Styling: Jennifer Kain Defoe

Room to Breathe

That last bit was particularly important, because while the residence was in pristine condition, its prime location and tiny size made it an easy target for redevelopment. So ultimately, it was Pattison's parting promise that sealed the deal.

It wasn't long, though, before she and Strickler realized that their case of love at first sight had clouded some of their real estate judgment: The existing house was much too small for them and their two children, Hailey and Grayson.

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