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.
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.