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    Luxx Cape Cod, in partnership with the Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, showcase these 2014 BRICC award-winning new home construction and remodeling projects. We hope they offer you inspiration for the best Cape Cod quality of life.

    The annual BRICC awards recognize creativity, craftsmanship and professionalism among builders, remodelers and others in the industry, selected by a panel of independent judges.


    Best remodeling or restoration between $250,000 and $500,000

    Gold Award

    21 Gold DPaine Best RRA $250-$500

    Deborah Paine, Inc.   www.dpicc.com

    Sitting atop a hill at one of Provincetown’s highest points, the house boasted spectacular 360-degree views of Cape Cod Bay, dunes, Provincetown and the Atlantic Ocean. The challenge was to create a master suite, guest bedroom suite and garage to blend seamlessly into the existing architecture.

    Gold Award

    22 Silver Lewis Best RRA $250-$500

    Lewis and Weldon Custom Cabinetry   www.lewisandweldon.com

    The homeowner asked Lewis and Weldon to take over design, production and finishing of a home that was torn down and rebuilt – from launch to home video, staircase, cabinetry, kitchen details that  flow with the home, fireplace surround and classic garden landscaping with white picket fencing.


    Best remodeling or restoration over $500,000

    Gold Award

    Gold CA Best RRA $500

    Cape Associates     www.capeassociates.com

    Revitalizing this harbor-side row house involved undoing the 1970s apartment-style layout to accommodate single-family living and restoring the historic seaport character eroded by past renovations. The home is a balanced combination of intimate and open spaces – perfect for a family that includes six adult children and numerous grandchildren, neighbors and friends.

    Gold Award

    23 Gold PSDAB Best RRA $500

    Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders    www.psdab.com

    The goal was to add more retirement space, maximize a narrow ocean view, open dark spaces to the light and create useable outdoor living space. Low ceilings, cozy spaces and multiple fireplaces of the old 1930s Cape remain, but now updated, organized and functional for casual, contemporary living.

    Gold Award

    24 Silver LDa Best RRA $500

    LDa Architecture & Interiors     www.lda-architects.com

    An outdated home gained functionality while incorporating ocean views. Improvements included a new kitchen, reconfigured mudroom, outdoor shower and indoor bathroom, complete with showr for dog washing, guest bedroom, a renovated basement with guest suite, fitness room and entertainment space.


    Best Kitchen Remodel under $60,000

    Gold Award

    13 Gold Lewis Best Kitchen $60

    Lewis and Weldon Custom Cabinetry    www.lewisandweldon.com

    In a circa 1730s home with small kitchen, the expanded kitchen added an island and pantry space using historic paint colors, classic soapstone countertop and cabinetry with distressed hardware.

    Silver Award

    14 Silver Kimball Best Kitchen $60

    AP Kimball Construction    www.apkimballconstruction.com

    A client replaced a difficult, dated U-shape design with an L-shape, an island, cabinetry to the ceiling, dishwasher next to the sink, microwave in the island, quartz countertops, lighting and new flooring.


    Best Kitchen Remodel $60,000 to $120,000

    Gold Award

    9 Gold Lewis Best Kitchen $60-$120

    Lewis and Weldon Custom Cabinetry           www.lewisandweldon.com

    Consistent with the rest of the house, the kitchen includes an open pantry, a beautifully detailed island with high-end appliances, open glass cabinetry and a hidden dumbwaiter reminiscent of days gone by.

    Silver Award

    10 Silver DPaine Best Kitchen $60-$120

    Deborah Paine, Inc.     www.dpicc.com

    Client choices were educated, current and top-of-the-line: cabinetry, appliances and custom eat-in island with Caeserstone countertop for a stunning, modern room to match the spectacular location.


    Best Kitchen Remodel over $120,000

    Gold Award

    11 Gold McPhee Best Kitchen $120

    McPhee Associates of Cape Cod        www.mcpheeeassociatesinc.com

    Converting an existing garage into a mudroom/laundry area and completely renovating an adjoining kitchen, the project included cabinetry, granite countertops and tile flooring over radiant heat.

    Silver Award

    12 Silver Capizzi Best Kitchen $120

    Capizzi Home Improvement        www.capizzihome.com

    For the client’s dream home, the cramped kitchen became the perfect location for a walk-in pantry, laundry room; and the family room became the new kitchen directly adjacent to the dining room.


    Best new single-family home over 6,000 square feet

    Gold Award

    17 Gold CA Best NSFHome 6,000

    Cape Associates, Inc.                          www.capeassociates.com

    A sleek construct unifying art, craft and technology, this luxury home offers families and friends a spacious and comfortable way to live in the dunes of Cape Cod Bay.

    Silver Award

    18 Silver SeaDar Best NSFHome 6,000

    Sea-Dar Construction         www.seadar.com

    The owners of this 11,000-square-foot Cape retreat had a simple request – build a home that does not scream beach house, but captures the harbor scenery in a traditional way.


    Best new single-family home 2,500 to 6,000 square feet

    Gold Award

    15 Gold CA Best NSFHome 2,500-6,000

    Cape Associates, Inc.                           www.capeassociates.com

    A six-bedroom home in Brewster balances well with the character of the property, using architectural and landscape design details. A guest cottage and garage mimic the home’s style and green features.

    Gold Award

    16 Silver McPhee Best NSFHome 2,500-6,000

    McPhee Associates of Cape Cod        www.mcpheeassociatesinc.com

    This new Harwich Port home, set back from the dunes with views of Nantucket Sound – clad in natural white cedar shingles and corbels, flying rakes and trim – is meticulously designed inside and out.

    Silver Award

    Best NSF Cataldo 2,500-6,000 Silver

    Cataldo Custom Builders, Inc.           www.cataldobuilders.com

    The 5,800-square-foot, 6-bedroom,6.5-bath home is energy efficient, partially powered by unseen solar panels installed for careful analysis  of the sun pattern son the site. The home was constructed using low-maintenance, natural, clear western and cedar shingles.


    Best new single-family home under 2,500 square feet

    Gold Award

    19 Gold PSDAB Best NSFHome 2,500

    Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders     www.psdab.com

    This house in the Truro hills situates every room in the home, except the TV room, to capture water views and both the sunrise and sunset. The connection to the land, sea and sky is nearly magical.

    Silver Award

    20 Silver Encore BestNSFHome 2,500

    Encore Construction          www.encoreco.com

    The client wanted to remodel a cottage, which proved structurally unsound. So, the goal was to pay homage to the original, keeping the new cottage simple and cozy with updated features. From the reclaimed antique heart-pine floors to the v-groove bead board, the beach chick style is perfectly portrayed.


    Best outdoor living over $50,000

    Gold Award

    25 Gold McPhee Best Outdoor over $50

    McPhee Associates Inc.          www.mchpeeassociatesinc.com

    An antique home, a detached garage and an existing bluestone patio provided the inspiration for a revamped outdoor dining and cooking space for the Harwich Port home. A mahogany sun deck was added at one end of the bluestone courtyard, and a gas fire pit and seating area  the opposite end.


    Best outdoor living design under $50,000

    Gold Award

    26 Gold Heritage Best Outdoor under $50

    Heritage Outdoor Design       www.heritageoutdoordesign.com

    IN keeping with the feel of a summer resort village with the yesteryear of parties, family, friends and neighbors, the goal was a new cohesive design. The end result is a totally usable, integrated outdoor room that is as functional as it is beautiful. The site is rejuvenated and ready for activity.

    Silver Award

    27 Silver Cotuit Best Outdoor under $50

    Cotuit Bay Design, LLC                 www.cotuitbaydesign.com

    Around Squeteague Harbor in the Cataumet section of Bourne, a summer home had an old bath house for swimming and views of Buzzards Bay beyond. The plan was to replace the rotted bathhouse, but with an exact replica, using modern flood-resistant materials topped by a mermaid weathervane.


    Best interior design: Kitchen

    Gold Award

    7 Gold Cataldo Best Interior Kitchen

    Cataldo Custom Builders, Inc.        www.cataldobuilders.com

    Designed for multi-generational living, this is a perfect combination of style and function with spaced for four children, six grandchildren and lots of visitors, with a triple window that overlooks ocean views.

    Gold Award

    8 Silver g Green Best Int Kitchen

    G’ Green Design Center            www.ggreendesign.com

    A startling cascade of blues and greens shimmer from the recycled glass tiling from counter to ceiling, delighting with brightness and clarity in the sharp lines of the cabinetry and overall design.

    Silver Award

    Best Interior Kitchen WWood Silver

    White Wood Kitchens             www.whitewoodkitchens.com

    The owners were downsizing, but still wanted space, function and aesthetics. Among the elements are the double trash pull out, spice pull out, tall pantry cabinet with roll outs, cutlery dividers and large drawers for pots.

    November 18, 2014