More relevant than ever, know and where we live outside. The house has grabbed our attention and sparked the imagination of local builders and landscaping professionals. Here on Cape Cod, summers extended by spring and fall shoulder seasons have ramped up the clamor for bigger porches, fancier patios, outdoor kitchens, more diverse landscaping even secondary structures like gazebos and pool houses. These three Falmouth properties are typical of the ways in which homeowners are improving and enhancing their outdoor living spaces. By Janice Randall Rohlf

Pretty Yard, Gazebo Gazing


Photo by Dan Cutrona + Builder, The Valle Group + Architect, Adam Moring

The new gazebo connects to the deck but not to the house. This allows sweeping views of the backyard from inside both structures.

Existing support columns and an outdoor shower were renovated to give a fresh look.

Small Spaces, Big Results

Landscape Designer, Gardens by Barbara Conolly + Stone Masonry, Blue Claw Associates

The area beneath the upper deck and outside the new addition lent itself to being turned into a patio. Above all the change is dramatic.
Once used for bike storage, space below the deck was transformed into a dining and grilling area. Along with a comfy swing at one end enough for afternoon siestas.

No Pool, No Worries

Architect, Shaina Pagani + Builder, Longfellow Design Build + Landscape Architect, Christopher Buccino

This Home is a great example of incorporating outdoor living in very subtle ways.

For instance this outdoor living space for entertaining with a backyard fire garden.
Therefore the roof-top deck gives homeowners access to views. In addition to the perfect spot to enjoy an evening sunset.

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