What’s Good Cape Cod » Brewster
This builder’s home is unmatched—it’s a magical combination of soul, substance, and polish,” says Katie Clancy, realtor/owner of the Cape House at William Raveis Real Estate and also the host of What’s Good Cape Cod, a YouTube lifestyle series. At 3,400-square feet, there’s plenty of space inside and the thoughtful layout can accommodate any type of get-together from casual hangouts to the most formal holiday meals. “Walking into this home, you get the feeling that everyone is welcome,” says Katie.
The rambling cape gives the homeowners plenty of space: In addition to four bedrooms, there’s a loft with an attached office as well as areas that include a recreation room, gym, and workshop. Inside find plenty of places to relax and unwind by fireplaces and in reading nooks. If you’ve ever dreamed of a secret door, here’s your chance: One of the library’s bookcases opens into another room.
The sprawling deck out back exposes a border of evergreens that create a living wall of privacy. This 1.92-acre property has a level yard and is tucked in the woods down a long, tree-lined private drive. “At the end, the forest opens up just enough to hold this home and its bright, sunny backyard,” says Katie.
Stephan Brown of Great Cape Herbs & Shayna Ferullo and Manuel Ainzuain of Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters
A trip to Brewster is not complete without stopping by Cape Herbs and Snowy Owl, two neighboring places that bring culture, herbs, great coffee, and more to the community. “Stephan was the first to make that site a magical place, and since Shayna and Manuel have been on the scene it has just blossomed,” says Katie.
Great Cape Herbs
2624 Main St., Brewster greatcape.com
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters
2624 Main St., Brewster, socoffee.co
Place » Brewster Flats
Measuring close to 12,000 acres at low tide, the Brewster flats are one of the largest in North America. When the tide goes out it exposes two miles of sandbars, clam beds and tidal pools, the temporary scene is stunning as ribbons of sand and water grasp treasures waiting for patient beachcombers.
Thing » Penny Candy at the Brewster General Store
Penny candy is still a thing at the Brewster General Store, which has been a general store since 1866. “There is such nostalgia at the Brewster General Store,” says Sarah Lapsley-Martin, a local real estate agent at Kinlin Grover and co-host of What’s Good Cape Cod. “It takes me back to being a kid picking out penny candy and now we do that with our daughter.” The store also sells apparel, gift baskets, linens, kitchen gadgets, and “many other unusual gifts from the past and present.”
Brewster General Store
935 Main St, Brewsterbrewsterstore.com