The authentic Cape Cod–style architecture of 7 Shutter Latch by MacKenzie Brothers is a New England home shopper’s dream. Designed for buyers who want historic-style design within walking distance of shops and services, the home features charming touches such as a wood barrel-vaulted ceiling, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and white picket fencing.

The 2,500-square-foot residence offers a large lower-level open plan along with a first-floor master suite. Two bedrooms and a loft area upstairs serve as guest quarters and an optional office. Though the interior offers the best in modern-day living, the exterior form feels as if the home has been added onto over time. Abundant windows and large sliding glass doors bring the outside in, and exterior elements—such as native shrubs, transplanted trees, a patio, and front porch overlooking a nearby pocket park—allow owners to enjoy the outdoors even when they haven’t left home.

Though the architecture is authentic, the architect and builder made sure the home was built with the latest systems. As a result, the home is 28 percent more energy efficient than the typical new home.