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Architectural Design has decades of experience transforming Cape Cod homes. Remodels take advantage of the quality and strengths of existing homes while redesigning and renovating classic Cape homes which grow in size, comfort, and sophistication.

Wequaquet Lake, Centerville

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A remodeled cottage on Wequaquet Lake is now one family’s dream home, read more from Cape Cod Home article by Haley Cote. See the full renovated cottage in our home renovations portfolio.


Truro Hilltop

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On a secluded Truro hilltop, this beloved family vacation home with an original large flat roof is transformed by curved metal panel roofs and a signature lookout tower. Curved decks and steel cable railings extend living outdoors to capture spectacular distant water views.


East Orleans

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In order to link the existing house with an addition, the front door is placed on a 45-degree angle behind a mahogany farmer’s porch. The roof of the garage slopes toward the road to give the home visual balance. Cedar shingles replaced blue clapboard siding. Cape Cod Life Magazine described the project as a “flawless remodel/addition“.


Cape Cod Bay, Wellfleet

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A five-level home on a fairly humble site uses every inch of its 24-foot height limit to maximum capacity. Cathedral ceilings and open-concept floor plan embrace today’s preferred style of living, but never at the expense of cozy nooks and comfortable spaces. Read the Home Remodeling article by Laurie Higgins.


Orleans

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An Orleans, MA home with a second story addition is transformed by an open farmers porch adding dimension and character.


Little Pleasant Bay

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A 1912 stone bungalow is renovated and restored with a guest room addition. Read the about the renovation in the Cape Cod and Islands Home magazine.


Contemporary Home

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Overlooking Cape Cod Bay, this home features a passion for modern art. View this contemporary Cape Cod home which became a collaborative renovation between client, architect and millworker.


Chatham

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The original home was built on a coastal bank and what started as a renovation, became a new house after discovering limitations and deficiencies in the old house. The Chatham home takes full advantage of beautiful water views.


Cape Cod National Seashore

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This design-build beach cottage was renovated sensitively in the Welfleet area of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Light fills the interior thanks to a redesign which features an open floor plan.


Nauset Beach

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This Orleans home is set on a bluff overlooking Nauset Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, along with National Seashore tidal marshes. The thoughtful redesign takes advantage of ocean breezes, sunlight, and expansive views.


Windmill

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View more photos in our portfolio, History reborn


Wellfleet Bay

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The need for a major renovation for this Cape Cod summer home was clear from the outset. After the home construction was complete, the project exceeded even the architect’s expectations. The character of the Cape house residential design inspires many of our new clients as they look forward to their own home renovations.


Osterville Entry

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The design for this Osterville luxury home renovation is built on the healthy structure of the existing building. Years later, the client returned to work with AD architects on a second home as their family grew.


Mashpee Poolside

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The architects were restricted to the existing footprint for this Mashpee renovation. The waterfront Cape Cod home gracefully expands the existing home by adding an additional story maximizing majestic water views.


Pleasant Bay

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With panoramic views of Pleasant Bay and the Cape Cod National Seashore, AD architects redesigned this Cape Cod home along with a barn, pool house, and a nearby cottage.


Chatham Renovation

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In addition to an extensive renovation, a customized deck and patio create a memorable gathering place for family and friends. This exceptional Chatham coastal home overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.