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Virtual Tour of our Dennis Bay view Custom Home Project

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Oct 23, 2020

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present a 3D tour of one of our custom home projects on Cape Cod Bay.  This home was designed and built by the REEF team, and underwent an extensive design and permitting process, primarily driven by the environmentally sensitive nature of the site, and of course the owner's aesthetic and living space requirements. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the ability to tour this home in a 3-D virtual environment is worth way more than that!  Let us know what you think!

 

If you are considering designing and building your custom home on Cape Cod, consider the REEF Builders Team, with over 35  years in business and over 1500 custom home projects completed on Cape Cod

 

Tags: Custom Homes, Cape Cod custom home, waterfront custom home, architectural design, virtual tour

Building with REEF

Posted by REEF Builders on Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Designing and Building beautiful custom homes has been our passion for over 35 Years. Come see what the REEF Builders team can do for you. From expert real estate services to help you find your ideal building site, to a comprehensive design and seamless construction process. You've been visiting the Cape your whole life, isn't it time you stayed?

Tags: cape cod waterfront homes, Cape Cod Life, cape cod custom builders, Cape Cod Design Build

Classic Cape style Overlooking Cape Cod Bay

Posted by REEF Builders on Thu, Sep 17, 2020

We are proud to present exterior photos of our latest waterfront custom home project overlooking Cape Cod Bay! This home sits on a quiet hillside in East Dennis, with sweeping 180 degree views of the bay.  DJI_0002-2

This project was designed to take advantage of the views afforded by this incredible location, with a 3000sf , 4 bedroom main house and a 600sf , 1 bedroom guest quarters and office above the detached 2 car garage.  The site was very challenging, with wetlands on 2 sides and limited room to build, but REEF team was able to design around these limitations and the results speak for themselves.   The rear of the home features a large deck, patio, fire pit, and a hidden roof deck over the screened porch area, all designed to take advantage of the views.  We were even able to get a water view out of the walkout basement!

REEF Builders, Architectural Design, Custom Building, Cape Cod

REEF Builders, Custom Builder, Cape Cod,

 

REEF Builders, Cape Cod, Waterfront, Custom Home

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If you are considering  designing and building a new home or major renovation on Cape Cod, please consider the REEF Builders team for your next project.

 

Tags: Cape cod builders, custom home design, waterfront custom home

Help Save Cape Cod Vacation Rentals!

Posted by REEF Builders on Fri, Aug 14, 2020

The Barnstable Town Council will be voting on August 20th to confirm that short term rentals are allowed by right in the town! There has been a strong movement to ban short term rentals entirely, and this vote is critical to preserve Cape Cod as we all have come to know and love it!

Vacation rentals are vital to our economy and have been a way of life in every town on Cape Cod. However, changes in the industry - including the need to address safe rental protocols during the pandemic - do necessitate addressing some issues caused by these vacation rentals.

 

We need to hold accountable those who do not follow the rules and disrupt our neighborhoods. But, also push back against against those who seek to disrupt our traditions and say vacation rentals are not welcome.

To find out more about this critical issue click here:Protect Cape Cod Vacation Rentals

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2020 Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide is here!

Posted by REEF Builders on Wed, Jun 17, 2020

It's been a about 14 months  our last construction cost guide was published, and 2020 has been a challenging year so far!  We were a little reluctant to release the updated cost guide this year given the current economic uncertainty associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, but as things are moving back closer to normal, we felt the timing was right.  We have had a busy year this year so far and demand for high quality design, construction and renovation services has remained strong in 2020.

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This guide provides realistic cost per square foot numbers that can be very helpful if you are planning on building your new custom home on Cape Cod.

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One important note: REEF Builders is a design / build company, and has been for over 30 years.

So when we talk about construction costs, we are including all the important and necessary factors for an overall project. The REEF team will handle all site and architectural design services, engineering and survey, and complete construction services through landscaping and beyond if needed.

We specialize in challenging sites, especially those involving wetlands, flood zones, or waterfront conditions that can initially appear to be a difficult barrier to building. REEF can help make the entire building process predictable, so you can make informed decisions about your new Cape Cod Home!

"You've been visiting the Cape your whole life, isn't it time you stayed?"

Here's our 2020 Construction Cost Guide!

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If you are thinking of building or renovating your home on Cape Cod with the REEF team, you can stay in one of our new homes, now available for weekly rentals!

Cape Cod Summer Rental by REEF

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Classic Cape Cod Beach Cottage Part II

Posted by REEF Builders on Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Here's the next phase in the design process of our Cape Cod Beach Cottage project. We have moved from line drawings to a full 3-D exterior rendering so our customers can get a better sense of the overall massing, style and feel of the new design.  We will continue to develop this model and look at siding, roofing and window options.  There is no better way to get feel for a design than a highly accurate 3-D Rendering.   If you are thinking of building your new home on Cape Cod, consider the design / build team here at REEF Builders, with over 1500 new home and renovation projects completed on Cape Cod.

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are looking to remodel or renovate your existing Cape Cod home, or if you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click below to download our Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide, with cost per square foot data for all types of projects.

Classic Cape Cod Beach Cottage

Posted by REEF Builders on Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Here's a preview of a fun cottage project that we are working on. We are often asked to design very compact and highly-detailed projects to fit in the various old cottage neighborhoods found near the beach communities on Cape Cod. This classic beach cottage is designed to fit on a small, 5000 sf lot near Barnstable Harbor and Millway Beach on Cape Cod Bay. This home will have about 1400sf of living area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, all in a very efficient design. The exterior of the home will feature metal roofing, board and batten siding details, and exposed rafter tails, reminiscent of classic Cape Cod Cottages built in the early 1900's. Our design team did an exceptional job incorporating all of these these important details in a very small package!

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If you are looking to remodel or renovate your existing Cape Cod home, or if you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click below to download our Cape Cod Construction Cost Guide, with cost per square foot data for all types of projects.

Floral Patterns and Wallpaper are back for 2020

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Tue, Mar 03, 2020

We have definitely seen a trend towards more colorful interior accents over the last few years, and apparently - floral patterns and decor are back for 2020. Floral patterns can now be seen in everything from wall treatments, to furnishings, and even light fixtures. We have also seen an evolution in floral patterns that have been modernized, using the basic floral shapes and color concepts in a unique interpretations. We are also seeing more and more requests for colorful wall treatments in bathrooms, so that's right - wallpaper is back!

If you are thinking of adding a splash of color to your Cape Cod Home - you can find out more here: Flowers and Floral Designs are abloom in 2020 Decor

 

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If you are looking to remodel or renovate your existing Cape Cod home, or if you are considering building a new home on Cape Cod, click below to download our Cape CodConstruction Cost Guide, with cost per square foot data for all types of projects.

Is your stock portfolio suffering from a case of the Corona virus?

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Given the recent decline in global stock values, based on the anticipated spread of the Corona virus, we thought it might be a good time to remind people about the value of residential real estate as an investment. In a recent article published by Investopedia, it was determined that an investment in residential real estate has outperformed the stock market by almost 2 to 1 since 2000. That's right - on average, residential real estate has provided an annual return of 10.71% , vs. 5.43% for stocks.

 

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When you consider the fact that Cape Cod has long been a high demand real estate market, and currently mortgage rates are at historic lows, this might be the perfect time to own property on Cape Cod. Now all investments involve risk, but based on the information above, a sound investment in a quality residential property has provided better returns over the last 20 years.

If you'd like to read more about investing in real estate click here: Reasons To Invest in Real Estate

 

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If you are considering buying a property on Cape Cod, and building or renovating your exiting property, click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

Looking for Land on Cape Cod? Click here to download our Guide to Buying Land on Cape Cod

 

 

 

 

Tags: Real Estate Investment

Top 5 Landscaping Trends for 2020

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Before you know it, spring will be here on Cape Cod, and nothing compliments a beautiful home more than exceptional, well-planned landscaping. Here are the top 5 landscaping trends for 2020 according to Realtor.com

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If you are thinking of building a new home, or renovating your existing Cape Cod home, click here to download our Construction Cost Guide

Here are some of the projects completed by the REEF Team for some additional inspiration:

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