Get the look: Architects Charles Myer and Don Knerr, Charles R. Myer & Partners, Ltd. Interior designer Andra Birkerts, Andra Birkerts Interior Design. The home's front door is painted Clipped Grass by California Paints.
Some things are worth the wait—like a corner cottage in Rockport, Massachusetts, that Anne Kubik had eyed since childhood. "When I was a little girl, we lived up the street, and we'd walk and bike past it," says Kubik, who grew up spending summers in the beach town about an hour from Boston.