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A Cape Cod Fixer-Upper Becomes a Fantasy Beach House

PS: Which room in the house do you enjoy being in the most? AE: I love to sit and relax in the the living room because you can see it all from there . . . the open kitchen, pond, landscape, and weather outside, even birds and the occasional rabbit, fox, or deer - all by the warmth of the ever-cranking wood stove

A Cape Cod Fixer-Upper Becomes a Fantasy Beach House

We always knew interior-designer-turned-apothecary-owner Alison Evans had great taste, but moving across the country to restore a historic home (in under just four months!) takes vision. Built by a sea captain in the early 19th century, the home hadn't been touched since the '70s, but beyond the layers of dingy linoleum, wallpaper, and carpeting, Alison and husband Jon could envision their dream home. Located in East Orleans, MA, their new hometown is known for its sweet mom-and-pop shops, fabulous farmers market, and the best beaches around - including an exclusive residents beach just a five-minute drive from their home! Keep reading to see some of our favorite design moments in the house and get Alison's tips for starting a decorating project from scratch.

Photos courtesy of Organic Photography