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 and family outside.
Although outdoor patios may seem simple to design, they actually need much consideration. A patio is not an afterthought to a home; it is an integral part of the home and therefore needs to have a seamless transition in terms of use, themes, and aesthetics.
To begin the process, we spoke more in-depth with our clients to get their thoughts regarding how they wanted to use the space. We then designed a summer entertainment patio that married both interior and exterior areas.
We put a significant amount of thought into the area between the main house and the cabana, focusing on maximizing the space and incorporating how our clients would use it. Our solution included placing a zero-edge pool near the crest of the hill to take advantage of their spectacular location and views. A sunroom with floor to ceiling windows, a vaulted ceiling, and mahogany beams was also added off of the kitchen. To allow for easy movement between the sunroom and the pool, we implemented fold-away doors. The colonnade of tapered columns lining the sunroom also added to the elegance of the patio. A cabana was situated next to the main house and housed a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom loft that mirrors the main house with similar vocabulary, clean lines, and neutral colors.

Since our client is an accomplished chef, we designed an exterior fireplace with a custom pizza oven, reducing the bustling in and out of the interior kitchen to prepare food.

Mission accomplished! Our clients can entertain family and friends easily and take full advantage of the breathtaking ocean views from anywhere on their outdoor living space.

We were happy to be able to collaborate on this project with the talented landscape architect, Horiuchi Solien Inc., the builder extraordinaire, CH Newton Builders, Inc and the experienced photographer, Sam Gray.

Email John MacDonald to learn more about how we can help with your outdoor patio design needs.