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A Cape Cod Fixer-Upper Becomes a Fantasy Beach House

PS: I'm in awe of your claw-foot tub and double-spouted sink! Which did you find first? AE: I'm so glad because this means I've tricked you! The double-spouted sink was an Internet find - nothing fancy. It was actually from a large home retailer (ssshhh!). The slipper tub was also an Internet purchase. The entire thing came in a crate, and as the salesman said, all you'll need is the water!

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