Cape Cod Residential Architect, Designer and Custom Home Builder
Deborah Paine: Cape Cod Residential Architect and Custom Home Builder
"Deb's attention to the detail of ensuring that specific preferences are fulfilled has left us, as customers, with the long-lasting glow of pleasure and satisfaction that is given by plans successfully achieved.”
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—Iain Lamb & Sean McGlashen

Deborah Paine, Historic Home Restoration, Cape Cod.


Deborah Paine, Inc. has been utilized time and time again to save and embellish Cape Cod antique buildings, many of them located directly along the waterfront. Whether it is the ground up construction of a new addition to an historic structure or replacing the supports under an antique wharf, we have the expertise to do it right.

Each historic project brings a unique set of challenges, whether it is keeping the old parts intact while bringing elements up to current codes, or replacing non-functional fixtures with modern conveniences styled to the appropriate era of original construction.

In 2007 we literally saved a 100 year old wharf from collapse. The original Avellar Wharf at Poor Richard's Landing, Provincetown, summer home to the likes of Eugene O'Neill, John Waters and many others, was lifted aside and the entire pile foundation under the building was replaced with new piles and brought up to code. This project required the use of multiple cranes and necessitated delivery of building materials by barge across Provincetown Harbor.

Recently we were chosen to complete the expansion and renovation of the carriage barn of the Norman Mailer estate in Provincetown, now a separate residence. Working with the design firm of Thomas H. Huth of Boston, MA the building was gutted and remodeled, adding a kitchen/master suite addition. The property is being featured in Boston Magazine this year. We are proud to have executed the details to customize this beachfront cottage for the new owners.


Deborah Paine: Cape Cod Residential Architect and Custom Home Builder We hear it every time we present an application before a Cape Cod historic committee. They want "true divided light" windows. We use a patented service for reconditioning the sashes of historic windows and returning them to their original safety and beauty.

We also work successfully with historic committees to determine if replacement windows are required and which new construction elements are most applicable under local regulations.

Whatever questions or concerns you have about the renovation or restoration of an historic property we have the answers.

Cape Cod architecture firm, residential designer and custom home builder providing excellence in luxury home construction, remodeling,
renovations, and restorations in Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Orleans.