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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Breezy Kitchen
Photo: Annie Schlechter; Styling: Jennifer Kain Defoe

Breezy Kitchen

Strickler and Pattison also undertook a kitchen remodel to make hosting dinner parties an easier proposition. "The old kitchen was cramped and had a small electric oven," Pattison explains. "We ended up converting the entire house to propane just so that we could put in a huge gas stove. Now, it's my favorite room."

Get the look: The cabinetry is by Harborside Woodworking, 774-696-5223; the Danze faucet is available at

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