Cottage Living, Cape Style

Simplicity and age-friendly living make this home a dream for its year-round residents.


After 30 years of summering on the Cape, the homeowners of this intimate cottage decided it was time to make Falmouth their permanent home. They owned the land—now it was time to build a home in which they could “age in place.” Not only would the home have to be beautiful, it had to accommodate them physically as the years went on, and provide ample private space for visiting family. Having experience with assisted living facility designs, Falmouth-based architect Andrew Borgese, founder and principal of Integrata Architecture and Planning, had plenty of ideas to turn their dream into realty.

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