The Cape Cod Modern House Trust (CCMHT) was founded to collect, archive and share documentation of the outer Cape’s exceptional modern architecture, restore a group of important, endangered modern houses, and to relaunch them as platforms for new creative work.


Founding Director, Peter McMahon has given over 60 lectures since the project began including:

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Build Boston
Historical Society, Falmouth MA.

Cape Cod Commission, Hyanis MA.
RISD Museum of Art (in conjunction with Vitra’s Marcel Breuer exhibit)
Boston Society of Architects
Cooper Union

Harvard Univ. Graduate School of Design
Museum of the City of New York
Wellfleet Library, Lecture /panel discussion with Ati Gropius-Johansen.
Cape Cod Museum of Art ( conducted tour of Scott House, 1947, by Marcel Breuer )
Pratt Institute

AD2021, Lecture /panel discussion with representatives of Historic New England and Docomomo.
National Park Service, As part of celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Truro Historical Society
Snows library, Orleans MA.
Historical Society, Lexington MA.

Palm Springs Modernism Week
Cape Cod Community College
Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Harvard Univ. Graduate School of Design
Wentworth Institute, Boston MA.

Belinda Stuart, Preservation Architects, Eupora Mississippi
Cape Cod Community College
Design Within Reach showroom, Boston MA
Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, Lexington MA.

Boston Architectural College
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Historical Society, Lexington MA
Design Within Reach store, Camb. MA
Historic New England Book Awards, Plymouth MA
ABX Conference, Boston MA



Provincetown Banner. Susan Rand Brown, August 17, 2006,  Bringing Geometry into the Woods, Modernist architecture on the Outer Cape.

Boston Globe. Cate McQuaid,  August 24, 2006, Bauhaus Goes to the Beach, A show celebrates the architecture of Modern Cape Cod.

The Cape Codder.  Steve Desroches, Sept 2006, Outermost Houses, Advocates move to save architecture gems.

Provincetown Banner. Derek Burritt, Sept. 6, 2007, Town Meeting puts voters in a modernist mindset. Voters approve restoration of Gips house.

Provincetown Banner. Marilynn Miller, May 1, 2008,  Bringing Geometry into the Woods, Modernist architecture on the Outer Cape.

Cape Cod Magazine. Terry Ward Libby,  May, 2008, Seven Historical Sites at a Crossroads.

Boston Globe. Jaci Conry,  Dec. 7, 2008, That old Cape Mod, Once slated for demolition, Modernist cottages in National Seashore in line for preservation.

Provincetown Banner. Marilynn Miller, May, 21, 2009, Architect touts modernist houses as a tourist draw.

Boston Globe. Jaci Conry,  August 13, 2009, Lost and Found, Modernist homes on the Cape are rediscovered.

Cape Cod Times. Mary Ann Bragg, April 28, 2009,  Modern History Made in Wellfleet

Architectural Digest, Germany. Nora Sorbich, May 2009, Dune Modernism: Where architects on vacation made dream-cottages real: 30 years of elite US designers setting bold summer houses in the sands of Cape Cod.

New York Times.  (Front page of Home Section) Sara Rimer, August 2009, Preserving a Modernist Way of Life.

Modernism Magazine. Cipriani, Christine, Winter, 2010, Bauhaus in the Breeze, Modernist architecture on Outer Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Times. Mary Ann Bragg, Jan. 2, 2010,  Modernist makeover.

The Cape Codder.  Marylin Miller, March 2010, Group hopes to preserve 60s architectural gem in Wellfleet.h

Architectural Record. David Sokol, April 2, 2010, Modernism Preserved on Cape Cod.

Preservation Magazine. Judith Stock, April 19. 2010, Cape Cod Modernism, Nonprofit opens its first restored house.

Modernism Magazine. Summer 2010, Update, Hatch House, Cape Cod.

Art New England. Martina Windels,  Summer, 2010, Trust Saves Wellfleet’s Modern Homes.

New England Antiques Journal. Brian Roche,  Sept. 2010, Cape Cod Mod, Preserving mid-century modernist cottages.

Boston Home. Jaci Conry,  Fall, 2010, Modern Redux, A corps of volunteers resuscitate an abandoned Cape masterpiece.

Provincetown Banner. Marilynn Miller, Feb 3, 2011, Contemporary houses become classroom for architecture students.

Design Within Reach Catalogue. Gwendolyn Horton,  August 2011, Help Save Cape Cod Modern Houses.

Historic New England Magazine, Spring 2012

National Post Kelvin Browne,  Oct 24, 2012, Trust Cape Cod to impress with cache of modern houses

Kinfolk Magazine Spring, 2014

Casa Vogue (Italia)  April 2014 Living on the edge. Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

The Guardian July 5, 2015 Cape Cod’s Hidden Modernist Houses

Wall Street Journal Magazine / Feature Story   May 29, 2014

Conde Nast Traveller June 24, 2014

Provincetown Arts  John R. DaSilva, 2014/2015 Scarity and Plenty, Experimentation and Nostalgia; Mid-Twentieth-Century Architecture on Cape Cod

Harvard Magazine  May-June, 2015

Ideat Magazine (France)  June 2015 Laboratore de l’architecture moderniste

New York Times Guy Trebay, August 27, 2015

Graziacasa (Italy)

BOOK REVIEWS  of  Cape Cod Modern

Wall Street Journal Magazine / Feature Story   May 29, 2014

New York Times  June 25, 2014

Architectural Digest


Haarez / Israel   Aug. 18, 2014

Telegraph / UK  Aug. 8, 2014

New York Magazine  Aug. 8, 2014

New York Times blog

Elle Decor July -Aug, 2014

Broadcast Television
Interview on Chronicle, WCVB Chanell,  Boston,  Monday 5,17 2010. at 7:30PM

Radio Interviews 99.9 WQRC, Ocean 104.7, Cape Country 103.9 and WFCC 107.5
Sunday, April 25th on all four of our stations podcast

The Lowdown WOMR, Provincetown MA.  summer 2011

Blogs and Digital Magazines

Design Within Reach / Blog. Gwendolyn Horton, Oct. 23, 2008, Cubes on Dunes: Exploring modern houses on Cape Cod.

Design Within Reach / Blog. Gwendolyn Horton,  August 2009, Preservation Progress on Cape Cod.

Remodelista / Blog. August 17, 2010

Curbed, David Hay  Oct. 22, 2010. Cape Cod’s Midcentury Houses: Where Yankee Ingenuity Meets Modern Simplicity.

Design Within Reach / Blog. Gwendolyn Horton, Dec. 23, 2010, Design Notes: Take a wintery (modern) stroll on Cape Cod.

New York Times Magazine / Blog. Alix Browne,  Tomorrow’s Houses (photos of Kugel/Gips House) Curbed /Jamine Donaldson, October 24, 2013 Weidlinger House Restoration Needs Funding Now

Architecture Boston

t.e.l.l. New England /Digital Magazine. August 2015

This is Our Haus / Blog. September, 2015

GRAZIACASA, Sept. 2015

Wallpaper Magazine online.  By Pei-Ru Keh 10.23.15

Iconic Houses September, 2015


A Chain of Events: Winner of the International Association of Art Critics, New England Chapter, First Place Award for Architecture and Design, 2006

Preservation Massachusetts, Community Spirit Award, 2014

Historic new England Book Prize, 2015, for Cape Cod Modern.
ccmhtPress, Lectures & Awards