Folks still complain that when they bought their cherished piece of real estate in Dennis Village, Cape Cod, they had no idea that they were in an Historic area. What a surprise! A pleasant surprise for some and not so pleasant for others. Living in the Historic areas of Cape Cod means living with history. However, it also means historic preservation and that means a Historic Committee will have to approve any designs or changes to your home.
All the historic villages on The Cape have the same fundamental guidelines for architectural features, landscaping, paint colors, windows, cupolas, fences and even flag poles. The benefits are the appearance and charm of all the towns and villages we love so much on the Cape. The down side is the restrictions and regulating that require extra steps and extra effort by the homeowner to meet the guidelines of each Historic Committee.
So don't be surprised, be informed!