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Sketch of a custom-designed Cape Cod Home by REEF

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Fri, Apr 26, 2013

Jim & Joyce contacted us a few weeks ago. Their Cape Cod home is about a half mile from the beach. They love the location, but knew that if they were going to spend more time on the Cape, the house needed to be updated. Actually, they realized, replacing the house with new construction would be a much more cost-effective strategy.

We sat with Jim & Joyce and learned about their lifestyle, their likes and dislikes, and who they wanted to accommodate in their new home. On their list was a sunroom, a private master suite, vaulted living room, and of course maximizing the living space on a small lot: 7,800square foot lot (less than ¼ acre).

Jim Hagerty, REEF VP and lead designer, sketched some ideas and shared some thoughts on plans they may want to consider. Then he got busy.

Today, a beautiful Cape Cod Friday, Jim and Joyce will return to meet with REEF, and make some design decisions. I'm sure they'll be pleased with progresson their home design:

New cape Cod Home Rendering

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Dual Master Bedroom Designs - A Popular Trend

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Apr 16, 2013

  This year, we here at REEF have had several requests for homes designed with two master bedrooms.  This is a growing trend for Cape Cod Homes as one generation moves towards retirement, and looks to design a home that can accommodate either an aging parent or visiting children and their families.  This is not a new concept, but the design can become challenging.  The key is to create spaces that are both private, yet sill provide good access to all of the central features of the home, such as the kitchen, living rooms etc.  Here are some plans from Housingzone.com that show different, dual master designs in both 2 story and ranch-style homes.  This is a great idea for your Cape Cod retirement home, and a sound investment for a new but smart concept in family living. Click to read the article: Dual Master Designs

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Tags: Master Bedrooms, Home Designs

Innovative Design

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Feb 29, 2012

    We found these interesting and innovative building and home designs. Great inspiration for your next project, although we will acknowledge that they are a little over the top!  Enjoy




Tags: House Design, Home Designs

New Design for Waterfront Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Dec 22, 2011
We have been working with a customer for the last few weeks who owns a unique property on the outer cape. The lot overlooks an inlet and working harbor, but is very small. The challenge for us was to maximize the views of this special location, while meeting the smaller footprint required for this site.  Also, the owner had asked for some contemporary features both inside and outside which was a welcome change from our usual traditionally styled home designs. So here is what we came up with.  Let us know what you think!  -Request Info
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