If there’s one town which embodies the picture-perfect postcard interpretation of Cape Cod, it’s Chatham. With miles of sandy beaches, a working lighthouse and bustling harbor, a quaint main street filled with shops and restaurants, and two world-class resorts, it’s a vacationer’s paradise. In many ways, it’s also a town of contradictions.
Chatham is the summer home to a lengthy list of notable names, yet it’s also home to many year-round Cape residents whose last names dotted the manifest of the Mayflower; people with a lineage dating back to the Pilgrims who retain their ancestors’ down-to-earth attitude. These contrasts add to the town’s charm. The same can be said about the architectural styles found throughout Chatham as well. From recently-built waterfront estates, to vintage vacation homes which embody the shabby chic aesthetic, to the ancient cottages nestled in the Old Village, the style of homes in Chatham is as wide-ranging as the people who live here.
When it’s time to build – or renovate – a home in Chatham, you need a custom builder with the years of experience working on Cape Cod which will allow your dreams to become your dream house yet is respectful of the surrounding architecture and the town’s storied history. With more than two decades of experience, C.J. Riley is that builder. Since opening his firm in 1992, C.J. Riley and his team have developed a reputation for custom building and home remodeling which blend exceptional style with exemplary craftsmanship.
Part of what keeps Chatham so beautiful, decade after decade, is a strong set of zoning bylaws. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating a historical one, undertaking a kitchen remodel, or considering a home addition or building a guest house or garage on your Chatham property, bear in mind that your project will require approval from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. You’ll want to know that you’re working with a builder who is adept at negotiating the myriad of formal plan submissions and approvals which are needed for your project to move forward. You’ll want to work with C.J. Riley Builder, Inc.
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