Cape Cod Cottage Revival
A family thoughtfully adds on to their Orleans, Massachusetts, jewel box home while preserving its original cottage charm.
Honoring the PastSometimes it can be hard to let go of the past—especially when the past is a charming cottage that backs up to the expansive waters of the Atlantic Ocean. So when Kathy Pattison and Dave Strickler made an offer to purchase a two-bedroom Cape Cod cottage from its reluctant owners, Pattison included a little something extra.
"I wrote them a letter," she says, "to let them know how much the house would mean to us and to our family. I wanted to assure them that we recognized all the love and effort that they had put into the home and to tell them that we would never tear it down."