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On the Boards: Designing around Conservation Constraints

We are currently working on a classic shingle-style home on a unique oceanfront property in Dennis, MA. The land sits atop a north-facing bluff replete with ancient dunes, magnificent weathered scrub oaks and an understory of bayberry and beach plum. Although the setting sounds like something out of a storybook, designing this house has not […]

Outdoor Patio Design: Cape Cod

Cape Cod—or to locals, “The Cape”—is renowned for summer beach days and nights filled with fire pits, barbecues and spending time with loved ones. Our clients, situated not too far from Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth, were like the many other residents of Cape Cod—they wanted a home where they could easily entertain guests […]

The Dovetailing of Residential Architecture and Landscape Design

In the beautiful village of Marston Mills sat an outdated home overlooking the harbor. The house did not compliment the views or fulfill our clients’ needs, so they reached out to us looking for a complete overhaul. Together we decided to demolish the current home and build a new one from the ground up. Our […]

Discovering History in Charleston

As you know from our previous blog post, we have been restoring the renowned and classic Charleston home—the Alfred Hutty Residence. We are in the process of demolition, framing and concrete work and found two discoveries that are of historical interest. We discovered the first one after breaking down a deteriorating wall. Behind it was […]

Morehouse MacDonald Wins Two PRISM Awards

Last Friday, we attended the PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards banquet presented by the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The room was packed with industry leaders as these awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, and other professionals in the home building industry. As Ed […]

Creative Solutions at Buzzards Bay

The creative distinction between original designs and renovations is a curious area to explore. The focal points of both types of projects are clear; creativity and the client’s vision supersede much else. However, the degree of creativity taken on with a renovation is a sliding scale precariously placed on a litany of factors. How much […]

How to Make a House a Home – The Importance of Creativity

What makes a house a home? Creativity and addressing a client’s needs with thoughtful solutions are part of the process. For the family involved in our Marston Mills project, the challenge—and the solution—came in the form of custom headboards and cabinetry for the kids’ bedrooms. In this project, ingenuity stemmed from conflict: the client loved […]