Complete Restoration


The owners of this historic house, built in the early 1800's, wished to restore the house to its former elegance. Here we will show some of the details we uncovered and restored. We were even able to repair old windows with the old "wavy glass" made during the 1800's by using windows from the barn.

Detail of exterior shingles With new cedar shingles, we restored the details of the original.
This corner section shows the careful matching of new shingles
on the right side to the old shingles on the left.

In an upstairs bathroom, we kept the old bathtub and old
surround shower curtain rod, but installed a new sink
and toilet. The wainscotting was meticulously restored
and repainted. The floor is new linoleum, but with
a pattern from the period of the house.
Upstairs bathroom

under the stairs The owners wanted the convenience of a downstairs half-bath, but where to put it? The space under the stairs, while tiny, has been used for this purpose in other houses of the period. By cutting off the top corner of a door, we were just able to squeeze a tiny half bath into the space.

There's just enough room for the ammenities. The mirrors
help give the feel of more space. In keeping with the rest
of the house, we installed period wainscotting.
a tiny half bath

period fireplace The fireplace itself was in good shape. There was nothing intrinsically wrong with the wooden facade. It just needed some tender loving care.

We restored the decorative detail carved into the wood
between the fireplace and the mantle with careful sanding
and cleaning and a master paint job.
carved detail in fireplace
Three years after the house was restored, we began work on the barn on the property.

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Employee Owned & Operated

We educate, advocate and include sustainable energy features where possible with all of our renovation,
new building and restoration projects. We are facilitators of sustainable and energy saving building & renovation practices since the early 1980's.

EPA Certified Firm

We are facilitators of
Passive House Design Principals


Contractor Supervisor License #016018
Home Improvement Contractor #100011
City of Boston Building License #B20374
Commonwealth of Mass Lead Safe License #L-W000052
EPA Certified #NAT 21989-0

Cape Painting and Carpentry, Inc.
24 Bay Road - P.O. Box 39
North Falmouth, MA 02556-0039

Tel. 508-563-9393