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Hatch House in Wellfleet was inspired by chicken coops in an area artist's backyard.

Raimund Koch

Hatch House in Wellfleet was inspired by chicken coops in an area artist's backyard.

Hayden Walling's Halprin House in Wellfleet, built in 1965, has an unusual L-shaped east elevation.

Raimund Koch

Hayden Walling's Halprin House in Wellfleet, built in 1965, has an unusual L-shaped east elevation.

Charles Gwathmey's Cooper House, built in Orleans in 1969, is a complex collage of simple shapes.

Bill Maris

Charles Gwathmey's Cooper House, built in Orleans in 1969, is a complex collage of simple shapes.

A view from the master bedroom of the living room, deck, and Nauset Marsh at Charles Gwathmey's Cooper House in Orleans.

Bill Maris

A view of Nauset Marsh at Gwathmey's Cooper House in Orleans.

The cantilevers of Charles Zehnder's Kugel/Gips House in Wellfleet find counterbalance in masonry walls dug into the hillside.

Raimund Koch

The cantilevers of Charles Zehnder's Kugel/Gips House in Wellfleet find counterbalance in masonry walls dug into the hillside.

Modern homes build on Cape traditions

Architecture on Cape Cod has always been imbued with a sense of impermanence. Every type of building has an element of the ephemeral. By Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani

Daylilies in front of the gazebo next to Town Hall.

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Carver residents value their community’s character

Carver offers open space, lots of single-family housing, an attractive senior center, and an unusual amusement park.

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A well-maintained Cape, a contemporary ranch bordering a cranberry bog, and a contemporary that has its own koi pond.

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What is title insurance and why you should get it

Hugh Fitzpatrick answers your questions on titles, transactions, and more.

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Chris Chu answers your questions about building, adding, designing, and more.

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How to kill flies and restore laminate floors

Handyman Peter Hotton answers your questions about leaks, cracks, drips, chips, and more.

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