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September 28, 2011

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This past weekend, I took another 3-day trip to Cape Cod for a friend’s wedding, and this time a group of my friends and I stayed in this incredible summer house above.  Lived-in, worn-in, rambling, full of character, and almost as if time has stood still since it was built in the early 1900s. A house with stories to tell.  This is my favorite kind of home.

If you are curious about this area, you should read one of my favorite (non-fiction) books, The Big House by George Howe Colt. It’s a wonderful book about Cape Cod, Boston Brahmins, nostalgia, family, summer.  The “Big House” that forms the center of the story which is referenced in the title is located just down the road from the house above.

  1. September 28, 2011 12:14 pm

    this house looks amazing. thanks for sharing these photos.

  2. September 28, 2011 12:52 pm

    what a place. stories are forming in my head, looking at these.

  3. September 28, 2011 12:53 pm

    Wow, it’s fabulous in its genre. Would make a great film set if you have any artistic projects in mind!

  4. Trish permalink
    September 28, 2011 1:07 pm

    That was a lovely book. and this place looks fantastic. Do you really fly across the Atlantic for a 3 day weekend? that inspires me to take a long weekend in London.

  5. September 28, 2011 2:14 pm

    I love that game she is playing. Its so addicting.

    These shots are fantastic, Brian.

  6. September 28, 2011 2:16 pm

    thanks for the book suggestion, i’m ready for a new one and this sounds perfect.
    love the photos. dreamy.

  7. Giulia permalink
    September 28, 2011 2:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos..they’re even more inspiring than usual!

  8. September 28, 2011 3:47 pm

    Brain, I do love the way you capture windows.

  9. September 28, 2011 3:48 pm

    love these, brian! i still need to go to cape cod one day.

  10. September 28, 2011 8:07 pm

    These are gorgeous photos. They really capture the spirit of the place, and makes me want to go back East again.

    xo, Anna of :green gable:

  11. September 29, 2011 12:29 am

    I have this dream where I let you loose with your camera at Elmwood and then pay you for huge prints of your photos. When and how, Brian. When and how.

  12. September 29, 2011 2:29 am

    I was in Cape Cod in the summer. Hyannis to be specific. Cape Cod is such a nice little escape and the house you took pics of looks ENORMOUS! I love how old it looks and all the furniture, kind of looks like a doll house.

  13. September 29, 2011 5:24 am

    These are beautiful. Funny how I go to school in MA but never got round to going to Cape Cod!

  14. September 29, 2011 5:28 am

    Love, love, love this shots.

  15. September 29, 2011 2:43 pm

    I always wonder: who has lived here, before me, before you, before him, before them?

  16. September 30, 2011 3:36 pm

    love this post, brian.
    i actually bought a used copy of The Big House on the Cape this summer – you’d mentioned in response to a photo i’d posted. great book. great images here. did you see the actual ‘big house’ while there?

  17. October 13, 2011 3:17 pm

    You know, I grew up near the Cape and knew with pic #1 that’s where you were shooting. You snared that old, salty spirit.

  18. September 2, 2013 9:56 am

    Would love to rent the House – can you share any contact info you have? Met George Colt earlier this month at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Fair in Edgar – talking about his new book ‘Brothers’ which is also terrific.


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