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15 NATURE NURTURE A new wave of wall coverings brings the outside in.

16 HOW TO SELECT... The perfect coastal paint palette for your home.

18 MOVING MADE EASY

Simplified Lives wants to make everyone’s move a special event.

18 FAB FINDS

A curated selection for your home.

20 THE ALLURE OF AN ACCENT Decorating tips from The Green Door’s Susan Swanson.

24 TABLE TALK Q&A with Stefanie Lucas, CEO of Boston Interiors.

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26 A STORE WITH A STORY Elburne, an environmentally conscious home décor boutique. CONTINUED

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INTER IORS 32 HISTORY LESSON Nautique and Seaport Shutters bring fresh updates to a 19th-century sea captain’s home.

38 CLEAN LIVING A Truro home embraces its beach setting with green design and modern style.

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46 OLD-WORLD ATTITUDE

52 COAST CONSCIOUS

A designer brings continental charm to a Boston neighborhood.

A Boston-area couple builds a family-focused home with seaside flair.

60 ELEVATION INNOVATION When building one’s own home, an architectural pedigree helps.

72 TRADING UP

Seizing the opportunity to have a house with million-dollar views.

80 HOPE STATE SERENITY Sara and Steve Sheally have built the home of their dreams at Gerald’s Farm.

88 SITTING PRETTY

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Shoreline Pools owner Chris Dittrich’s new home has a water view from (nearly) every window.

96 BUILDING FAMILY VIEWS Longfellow Design Build identifies trends among its clients.

R E N O VA T I O N S 102 MODERNIST MIRACLE In an extensive renovation, S+H Construction integrates Paul Rudolph’s iconic ‘50s architecture into a light-filled contemporary home.

110 CONNECTICUT CHARMER Once a diamond in the rough, a pondside bungalow is now picture perfect thanks to the homeowners’ design know-how and leap of faith.

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118 WORTH WAITING FOR A Provincetown condo renovation rewards patience and realizes a long-held dream.

124 LET THERE BE LIGHT Revamping a Charlestown condo called for choice materials and savvy strategies.

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130 STAR PERFORMANCE A3 Architects helps a Cape Cod family meet their net-zero energy goals.

136 ALL IN THE FAMILY A trio of kids under five influenced the design of a large coastal kitchen.

L A N DSC A PES 140 CULTIVATING A GOOD LIFE At home, it’s a nonstop busman’s holiday for the owners of English Gardens & Landscaping.

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Maria Allen: South Shore Living, Plymouth Magazine Rachel Arroyo: Home Remodeling Kelly Chase: Falmouth Magazine, Hingham Magazine

USTOMIZATION” IS A POPULAR WORD these days in home building and design. “Bespoke” is an even fancier way to say made to order. Either way, the implication is that everything from furniture and appliances to shoe closets and pet cubbies can be designed to fit one’s particular needs and wants. But if you think about it, whatever type of home you live in becomes, over time, adapted to your very own manner of living. For me, this comes into focus ever more clearly with each housescouting season of Southern New England Home. The range of homes and homeowners never ceases to surprise and inform me.

Lisa Leigh Connors: Cape Cod Magazine, Chatham Magazine Rob Duca: New England Golf & Leisure Colby Radomski: Southern New England Weddings Tom Richardson: New England Boating, New England Fishing ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Some recent-past trends in home design are still going strong, among them coffered ceilings, paneled appliances, open floor plans, neutral color palettes and statement light fixtures. The appeal of mid-century modern furniture and transitional kitchens hasn’t seemed to wane as the darling of the hipster set. As baby boomers transition to empty-nester status, downsizing is all the rage, with builders, architects and designers devising myriad ways to deliver less space without skimping on luxury.

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Instead of upping square footage, there’s an emphasis on finishes, textures, natural light and clever storage. Even in larger homes—which will never really go out of style as long as kids continue to have grandchildren and families keep gathering for holidays and vacation time—I notice smaller spaces coming back into vogue. Who doesn’t appreciate their very own study, butler’s pantry, reading nook or room over the garage?

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A new wave of wall coverings brings the outside in. BY ANNA K ASABIAN

So often we site our homes and lay out our rooms to capture the natural views that surround. But if we face the challenge of a room missing light or pleasing views, not to worry. Scenic murals can bring light and color into our spaces. Whether we choose to wrap our walls in a lush tropical garden, a tranquil, historic country scene, or a repetitive pattern of dragonflies, we can ease ourselves into a decompression zone rich with fantasy. The choices are robust and free us to create beautiful micro-escapes within our home. Here is a selection of some of the rich, colorful and unusual wall covering choices that are available:

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BRUNSCHWIG & FILS’ hand-painted wallpapers take you round the world in numerous themes— from India to lush, tropical forests. Available at Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center. DE GOURNAY provides a take-your-breath-away selection of hand-painted murals and patterned wallpaper and panels—from shimmering fish (pictured, right: “Fish’s Design”) to stunning garden patterns woven with butterflies in flight and perching tropical birds in “Amazonia.” Available through Webster & Co., Boston Design Center. HARLEQUIN’S choices are eclectic and bold with lots of punchy colors in their nature-themed patterns. Two that happen to be more serene are “Cranes in Flight,” and “Demoiselle,” a calming pattern of dragon flies. The Standing Ovation collection offers 40 patterns that move from dense, colorful florals to subtle silhouettes of florals and trees. Available at The Martin Group, Boston Design Center.

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MJ ATELIER offers a hand-sculpted wall covering in a variety of formats, including scenic Chinoiserie, Art Deco and mid-century modern. Designs can be created as large panels. From “Papillons,” butterflies in flight, to the grove of trees in “Traditional Chinioiserie,” their work is often ethereal and always elegant. Available through Webster & Co., Boston Design Center. SUSAN HARTER creates dreamy, soft-lined watercolortoned murals that recall country roads or a grove of trees, in a selection of color themes to align with your room’s palette. Murals are printed on museum-quality canvas and use archival inks. Available through Webster & Co., Boston Design Center.

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NOT TO MISS: Paul Montgomery Fine Murals

Paul Montgomery Fine Murals: Hand-painted on silk, metal leaf and Tea Papers. Chinoiseries Collection: Ashford Garden (pictured above) Panoramics Collection: Low Country Griffin & Wong: Custom, hand-painted around-theworld scenes on silk Thibaut: Spring Lake Collection Fornasetti: Nuvolette, Malachite, Acquario motifs Gracie: Hand-painted murals, formal in style

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ave you ever found yourself staring at a blank wall, clutching a handful of tiny paint chip samples in a fit of indecision, trying to divine what paint color would be best for your room? For many of us, choosing just the right paint color is daunting. To find the proper hue, several factors need to be considered, including the size of the room, the height of the ceiling, the amount of light it gets and which direction your house faces. To take some of the stress out of choosing paint, Botello Home Center has introduced the “Coastal Paint Color Collection.” “We created this collection because we understand how challenging it can be to pick out paint colors, and we thought it would help our customers to have our designers do the work for them, going through the 3,500 Benjamin Moore paint colors to pick out a great sampling to feature in our collection,” says Stephen Botello, owner of Botello Home Center. Here are some tips for selecting coastal paint colors:

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Ceiling paint colors can visually alter the size of a room. Towering, vaulted white ceilings tend to make a room appear cold and bare. Applying a paint color that’s at least two or three shades darker than the existing wall color helps to “shrink” the visual size of a room. In addition, dark paint colors tend to create the illusion of a lower ceiling and cozier space. Conversely, a small room with a low ceiling that’s painted in a light color can visually “raise” the ceiling, creating a more spacious-looking room. Use a paint color that’s two or three shades lighter than the existing wall color to achieve this airy effect. Along with color selection, finish choice is important. Note that paints with a matte or flat finish create a velvety look to cover cosmetic blemishes.

The amount of light in a room should be a main consideration. You might love the color gray, but it might not be a good choice, say, for a north-facing room with few windows. Note the directional orientation of the room. If it faces north, it will typically not have a lot of light. A good rule of thumb in this case is to choose a color with a warm undertone so the color will shine through the gloom. Colors to consider from our Coastal Collection for north-facing rooms are Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC122 and Grant Beige HC-83. Colors that are a mix of blue, green and gray are good choices for south- and west-facing coastal rooms, as they balance the effect of warm light coming through the windows. Note the bathroom picture here with Revere Pewter HC-172 on the walls. This color goes from taupe to more gray, depending on the light. It is a fantastic color that looks warm with woods and cool with metals.

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Another trend is to use a monochromatic scheme (walls and ceiling the same color) to amplify the dimensions of a room. This technique works especially well for light, neutral colors like soft beige, off-white and light gray. Dark ceiling and wall colors can also work well in a room that’s filled with abundant natural light. For a room that lacks a distinct focal point, consider the opposite approach: paint the ceiling a different color than the walls. For example, a ceiling painted mint green or powder blue creates a charming focal point in a cottage-style room with creamywhite walls and light-toned furniture like pieces sporting the popular driftwood finish. Painting a pattern on the ceiling—checkerboard, stripes, mosaic—directs your eyes upward toward a visually interesting fifth wall. Adhering wallpaper or metal tiles to a ceiling gives it textural interest.

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Traditionally, dark colors like Hale Navy wouldn’t be recommended for small spaces, but a current trend is to “go dramatic,” especially in small bedrooms and powder rooms. Consider pairing Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy with a shiplap accent wall for a classic, coastal style with big impact.

THE BOTELLO HOME CENTER Coastal Paint Color Collection includes whites, blues, greens, yellows and grays that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect coastal palette for your home. “If you purchase your paint from Botello Home Center, an interior designer will meet with you for a free color consultation,” offers Stephen Botello. For paint color consultations, contact Christine Granfield at 617-584-9850 or cgranfield@mainstreetbotellos.com southernnehome.com 2017

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A curated selection for your home. ROYALE CHAIR Regal armchair from Bois et Couleur Furniture Collection, online at dowel.furniture

SANTIAGO WRITING TABLE Marble top, cast iron base, from Boston Interiors

Valerie Achorn wants to make everyone’s move a special event. Her 5-year-old company, Simplified Lives, eliminates the drudgery and stress from moving, not only for those directly involved but also for their families and friends, who often mean well but, let’s face it, get in the way. Achorn can advise and commiserate so that there’s a light at the end of the dreaded moving tunnel. For her and her team, it’s a logical five-step process: 1) in-home client consultation; 2) sort and organize 3) pack and move 4) appraisal, sell items and estate sale 5) clean home and stage home for sale. The comprehensive roster of services is like an a la carte menu: choose as many or

CAPE COD LAMP High-quality clear acrylic base, from Village Trading Company, North Falmouth, MA

as few as you’d like. At every level of involvement, Simplified Lives demonstrates peerless professionalism; every person on the team is insured, bonded and has passed a background check. Valerie herself has many years of experience managing moves for clients around the country, from whom she consistently receives glowing testimonials. Call her for a no-cost, no-obligation introduction and in-home consultation to explain Simplified Lives’ services. She will tell you it’s just like hiring a caterer for a wedding … you wouldn’t want to do all the cooking and serving yourself, now would you? 508-332-8601; simplifiedlives.com

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KALLISTA BELLIS collection in unlaquered brass, from Kohler Signature Store, Natick and Burlington, MA


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WHALE PILLOW From Fresh Interiors, West Dennis, MA

SIMON PEARCE PINEAPPLE Handblown glass symbol of hospitality, from Village Trading Company, North Falmouth, MA

BASTILLE STOOL Upholstered seating for a modern kitchen, from Bois et Couleur Furniture Collection, online at dowel. furniture

CAMBRIDGE | CAPE & ISLANDS 617 621-1455 www.LDa-Architects.com ELI VOTIVES Large and small, glass, from Boston Interiors

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Decorating Tips from The Green Door

Susan Swanson’s idea of fun is spending the day alone in the basement of her house, concocting faux flower arrangements using the super authentic-looking blooms she’s scoured the country to find. But those days

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are less frequent than she’d like. As the owner of The Green Door in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, for more than 25 years, Swanson presides over a vast and ever-changing collection of decorative items for the home, including her signature custom florals, which are enticingly arranged in the rambling rooms of her shop. We caught up with her on the top floor of the 200-year-old house that is her store, where a few times a year she entertains her loyal customers. Our mission? To find out how to go about choosing accents for the home that set one’s living space apart from every other on the block. “Place it with a purpose,” says Swanson. She tells people to remove everything from their rooms except the few items they really love. “It’s like doing a piece of sculpture—respecting balance and space. You have to start with a clean canvas,” she says. To this backdrop, she continues, add elements you feel you can’t live without. Then, add fresh, new things to update the look. “Sometimes people actually keep stuff they don’t like,” says Swanson, “because they don’t have the confidence to try something new.” All too often, the homes of such people look like they came out of a home furnishings catalog. “The look becomes dated very fast,” counsels Swanson. To jumpstart the process of adding cachet to your home, Susan Swanson suggests these items, all available at The Green Door.

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1. LACQUER OCTOPUS BOWL An ordinary fruit bowl doesn’t compare!

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2. FAUX FLORALS Just one example of Susan Swanson’s high-quality, botanically accurate arrangements. 3. STUFFED ANIMALS Adorable and soft, storybook characters Meiya & Alvin are irresistible. 4. ALLIGATOR BOOKENDS A conversation piece par excellence. 5. CANDLE HOLDER A gold metal crisscross sphere that shines brightly on a table. 6. PORCELAIN DOG AND CAT From Herend, highly prized handmade figurines from a vast collection.

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7. ALUMINUM PLATTER Antlers are all the rage and make perfect serveware handles. 8. BOAT AND TOOTHPICK HOLDER Whimsical and functional pieces from Mariposa.

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9. SEA URCHIN BOWLS Laminated capiz shell is a delicate touch. 10. FOR KEEPSAKES Light blue acrylic, velvet-lined boxes adorned with shells or rhinestones on top. 11. SUCCULENTS These real-looking succulants on a tin base can be a centerpiece or a wall hanging. 12. SEA SHELL BOX AND TRAY Capiz shell box and tray embellished with rhinestones. 13. PAINTING Asiatic lilies by Lori Surdut Weinberg. 14. GREEN FERN TRAY Beautiful enough to display as artwork.

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Susan Swanson and her husband are huge collectors. “That was our entertainment before we opened The Green Door,” she says. Her gardener grandmother taught her how to arrange live flowers, and Swanson has translated this skill to artificial floral arranging. She selects only the highest-quality, botanically accurate blooms. Visit Swanson at The Green Door, 130 Main St., East Greenwich, Rhode Island, TheGreenDoorAtHome.com.


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Boston Interiors, a Top 100 furniture retailer in the U.S., was founded in 1979 as Boston Bedroom in Brookline

STEFANIE LUCAS CEO of Boston Interiors

Village. Headquartered in Stoughton with seven Bay State locations, the company will soon open at Legacy Place in Dedham. At the same time, they are poised to introduce their first store outside of Massachusetts before the end of 2017. Stefanie Lucas has been CEO of Boston Interiors since October 2014. During her career, she has owned her own advertising business plus held senior leadership positions at Chico’s and Reebok International, and just prior to Boston Interiors she held the position of CEO at Rowe Furniture. Recently, we asked Lucas about the Boston Interiors’ philosophy, her own design inclinations and what’s on the horizon for the company. WHERE IS THE NEW OUT-OF-STATE STORE? Bedford, New Hampshire. This is a big step for us to see how the look and feel of the brand resonates with people outside Massachusetts. I believe that ultimately we can extend outside of New England. We already have lots of people who know us in the New Hampshire area and seem very excited that we are coming there.

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It sometimes surprises people that they can customize in an affordable way. We have hundreds of fabrics to choose from; I think people want that now. It used to be “sofa with matching love seat and chair.” People don’t necessarily want that anymore; they want an eclectic mix and the ability to personalize it. I think custom furniture for many years was a hidden secret. We’re trying to make it more recognized— that’s fun. We do a whole lot of custom furniture and make it very accessible to anyone. HOW DID YOU END UP IN THIS BUSINESS? When I sold a small ad agency I created shortly after college, I went to work for The Door Store furniture company, which at the time had 17 stores in Florida, where I grew up. Many years later, coming full circle, I went to work for Rowe furniture, which was always a big supplier for Boston Interiors. We continue to buy product from them today. I also think that although my other experiences were in apparel and footwear, they are all fashion products, all emotional purchases and all products that I personally love. [This career path] was unplanned, but somehow it worked.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THE “LOOK AND FEEL” OF BOSTON INTERIORS?

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We are relaxed, comfortable … the way people actually live. We are not too formal or too sleek, sort of right in the middle, which is often the most livable. I think of Boston Interiors as a curated collection, pre-edited for customers to make the shopping experience easier. A lot of big-box furniture stores mass sell everything imaginable. Sometimes that’s not what people want but rather they want more of a feel-good experience, a smaller environment, not high pressure. We can give design help if you want, or even just an opinion, as though you were taking a friend shopping with you.

Boston Interiors has to evolve with the way consumers shop. Understanding that people don’t necessarily buy furniture for life anymore, we have to be sensitive to how people shop and what they are looking for; certain people prefer to buy online rather than go into a store. My oldest son hardly ever goes into a store. We have to constantly ask ourselves how we are getting ahead of that, making sure we’re prepared and getting ready to picture what our business will look like in the future. I think furniture retail, however, relies heavily on the consumer sitting in, or touching the product before

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We are putting a lot of effort and commitment behind our website. One of the missions I have for our buying team is to show more product on the website than we have in the store. We’re not there yet, but it’s very important to us. HOW DO YOU VIEW THE FUTURE OF BOSTON INTERIORS? If you look at the way the furniture industry has changed over the years, people shop differently now; they’re doing more homework before they even go into a retail location. There are things that help guide them—what they see on design shows, for example; people come in really prepared in a lot of cases. I think because of that they don’t necessarily want to go to a massive store, with lines and lines of products, and sift through 70 percent of things that aren’t relevant. Retail is struggling to change and evolve as technology evolves along with the way people shop and watch TV. I think at the end of the day people want to touch, feel, sit on and experience a major purchase. We try to give them our curated version of this. WHAT ITEM IN YOUR OWN HOME COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

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I would say it’s probably color that I can’t live without; I think it’s important to one’s state of mind. You can create a cheery, happier home with touches of color even if the base is neutral. I’m not shy about color—I lean toward raspberry pink tones more than greens. I’m definitely a fan of color and layering of pattern and fabrics. I’m kind of an upholstery person at heart. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT INTERIOR DESIGN? The thing I like most about it is making homes beautiful but also comfortable and realistic. I don’t like when a home looks untouchable, museum-like. DO YOU HOLD YOUR OWN HOME TO A HIGHER STANDARD? No. I think the challenge for me is that I’m constantly looking at product, and I hope I look at it the same way a customer does. I spend a lot of time where I live, and I want it to have a very down-to-earth feel. I also want my house to be colorful and have interesting points of view, no matter what corner you’re looking into. I think a person’s home is such a reflection of themselves and how they live, and certainly, I am no exception. The only difference is that I am constantly “shopping” so I am never, ever “finished.”

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Owned by sisters Laura and Simone Pereira, year-old Cape Cod shop Elburne specializes in eco-friendly home furnishings and accessories. “People like furniture with a story behind it,” says Simone, pointing out accent pillows made from recycled cassette tapes, small zebras and elephants hand-carved and painted in Kenya, and pillar candles from local Cape Cod beeswax. There are more substantial items too, like sofas and rugs, but all have an important common denominator: “We consider every part of production when it comes to selecting our products, from the hands that make them to the homes that will feature them,” say the Pereiras. Inspiration struck the sisters while visiting their hometown in Brazil, where they saw artisans turn discarded wood from aging homes into handcrafted furniture. “You can see the original paint of the homes on our pieces,” explains Laura. This technique gives the furniture a one-ofa-kind look while illuminating each piece’s distinctive past. In a short time, Elburne has grown from a reclaimed furniture store to a one-stop shop for sustainable interior decorating needs. “You can still have a nice home and help the environment,” says Laura. This philosophy, and their collection, fit nicely with the current design trends for a rustic look, a variety of textures and a neutral color palette. Laura and Simone’s shared passion for design and the environment bubbles up in conversation within moments of meeting them. The sisters gather ideas from sources that range from traditional Brazilian design to the aesthetics of Instagram accounts they follow. “I look for inspiration everywhere,” says Simone, and it shows from the moment you walk in the door. “With all the talk about the environment, we feel we have a personal responsibility,” says Simone. And while they take this commitment seriously, the sisters are clearly having fun at the same time.

Elburne will soon be putting their entire collection online and are looking to further expand their interior design services. elburne.com

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Nautique’s Marsha Malone chose muted historic tones for the walls, shades and upholstery, drawing from carpets the couple already owned.

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Nautique and Seaport Shutters bring fresh updates to a 19th-century sea captain’s home. BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES PHOTOGR APHY BY K YLE J. CALDWELL

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Comfy red leather armchairs and a round wood coffee table from Nautique’s Sail Loft Collection complement the home’s antiques.

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OR NICK AND KAREN PREZIOSO, the road to Cape Cod began on the eastern end of Long Island. The Brooklyn-based couple were vacationing in Montauk and browsing real estate office windows when a Cape-style property caught their eye. It sparked thoughts of buying a home on the Cape and Nick began researching historic properties on the market. “We love old homes—our Brooklyn townhouse was built

Together, they chose muted yellow and green paint

in 1910,” says Prezioso. “I saw this house with friends

tones for the living spaces and bedrooms. In concert

and fell in love with it. Karen didn’t see the house until

with the paint hues and drawing from several carpets

after we closed. It was the only house we looked at.”

the couple already had, Malone and the Preziosos

Fortunately, Karen loved it as much as Nick when she finally saw it in person. Built by Captain Prince Matthews in 1809, it has the historic character the

selected simple Roman shades in similarly subtle tones but with contemporary striped and floral patterns that inject a fresh feel.

couple loves and is beautifully situated on a slight hill

Malone successfully mixed painted wood chairs,

overlooking the Yarmouth Port Common on one side

coffee tables, and upholstered and leather pieces.

and an expansive lawn on the opposite side. That lawn

The antique wood used for some of the pieces from

proved the perfect spot for a pair of Adirondack chairs

Nautique’s Sail Loft Collection blended perfectly with

the Preziosos spotted outside of Nautique in Brewster.

the Preziosos’ collection of antiques. The result is a

The colorful chairs drew them in and they met Marsha

low-key, inviting series of rooms with a sense of both

Malone, the store’s owner and principal designer, and

heritage and modern-day comfort.

her husband, Peter Malone, owner of Seaport Shutter Company.

The second floor of the pine bead-boarded carriage house is a whole other flavor, a full-on nautical suite,

In addition to the Adirondack chairs Karen eventually

originally intended to be Nick’s getaway. “I was really

gave Nick for his birthday, their house now features

taken by the Nautique Coastal Collection but didn’t

three screen doors with anchor appliques and black

have a spot for it in the house,” Prezioso says. “When

shutters from Seaport Shutter.

we finished the space above the barn we decided to

“We loved the shop and made an appointment for Marsha to come to the house,” Prezioso says. “She is great—very easygoing and down to earth.” “My goal was to make the house feel updated, fresh and alive, not staid or stodgy, while still honoring the history of the home,” says Malone. She worked closely with Nick and Karen to assess their tastes. “We spent hours at Nautique with Marsha combing through catalogues and fabric swatches,” Prezioso recalls. “Marsha was great at reading us and making suggestions for wall colors, furniture and window treatments.”

use pieces from that collection there. It worked out perfectly. I planned to use this space to relax, however, it winds up being the favorite spot for guests.” Prezioso may be displaced, but his lucky guests are happy. Navy-and-white striped chairs, an upholstered sofa, a star-studded navy rug, custom end tables and a television credenza invite a cozy conversation or lounging after a day at the beach. The trip from Brooklyn to the Cape is a happy one that brings the couple to their historic Cape Cod house of dreams. When they retire, it will be their full-time home, but for now, they savor every moment they’re able to spend here.

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Clad in beadboard, the cozy space above the Carriage House is perfectly suited to nautical pieces from Nautique’s Coastal Collection. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A gold anchor applique on the Seaport Shutter screen door sets the tone as you enter the house. Roman shades in a contemporary stripe add a fresh feel to the guest room. Facing one of six fireplaces in the home, the couch is upholstered in fabric selected by Marsha Malone; likewise the custom shades and the paint color. The Captain George Matthews House, built in 1809, overlooks the Yarmouth Port Common.

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A Truro home embraces its beach setting with green design and modern style. BY JENNIFER SPERRY PHOTOGR APHY BY ERIC ROTH

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The living room fulfills the owners’ vision of a “minimalist yet comfortable” interior with its cushy, contemporary sofas upholstered in micro-suede, vintage accent tables by Eileen Grey and swivel-top coffee table by Twentieth Studio.


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“The gathering table is wrapped in a cocoon of golden maple walls, with the beautiful blue ocean out the windows; it’s very clean and simple,” notes designer Michael Ferzoco.

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TARTING IN THE 1930s, a handful of American bohemians and Europeans, including Marcel Breuer and Serge Chermayeff, designed houses for themselves, friends and clients on the Outer Cape. Nestled into the sandy, scrub pine-covered hills of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown, these mid-century gems are historically significant for their deceptively simple forms, communion with nature and contribution to modern architecture.

In 2010, when a Boston couple purchased their dream

needs when alone—and the “sleeping bar,” with plenty

Cape Cod property in the dunes of Truro, on a high bluff

of bedrooms and bathrooms for extended family. In both

overlooking Cape Cod Bay, their preference for modern

sections, Ferzoco arranged furnishings in both small

design fit right in. Living in Boston’s Back Bay in a sleek,

and large vignettes, alternating strategically between

ultra-modern town home, they wanted to apply their

coziness and spaciousness.

contemporary aesthetic to their future summer home but with allowances for the setting’s beach vibe and arresting bay views.

Capitalizing on the home’s west-facing orientation is the glass-lined living room, which juts out into the dunes, reaching towards the coastline. Prioritizing comfort,

They also wanted to minimize the home’s environmental

Ferzoco selected contemporary sofas from Sedia in

footprint, and hired ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) to create

Boston and upholstered them in easy-to-clean micro-

the ultimate modern green home getaway. For the

suede.

interior furnishings, they envisioned “clean lines, minimalist yet comfortable and cozy—elegant beach,” explains the wife, and turned to Boston-based Eleven Interiors, which specializes in blending contemporary selections with custom furnishings and vintage pieces. “The goal of the interior was classic contemporary,” explains Eleven Interiors principal Michael Ferzoco, who had worked with the owners previously on their Boston residence. “We kept the living spaces clear, clean and open and chose approachable, durable furnishings to accommodate their large family of children and grandchildren.” ZED’s interior architecture is simple, with green, lowmaintenance materials such as slate and polished concrete used throughout. Floors of rapidly renewing bamboo combat any drift toward austerity with a subtle dose of warmth. Similarly, maple plywood sheets on the

In the ZED-designed chef’s kitchen, a backsplash of white milk glass meets stainless steel counters on the back wall. A countertop of sustainable Caesarstone waterfalls over the island, outfitted with an easy-to-reach wine fridge for entertaining. Two glassed pantries set into a side wall provide valuable storage space. Eleven Interiors’ practiced restraint culminates in the dining room, which, furnished just with leather dining chairs and a showpiece wenge-and-steel custom dining table, is minimalism personified. Throughout the home, the Eleven Interiors team achieved livability without sacrificing interest, assembling an intriguing mix of modern, mid-century modern and contemporary elements. From the start, Ferzoco’s ability to work creatively at the blueprint stage proved invaluable to the project’s timeline and success.

vaulted ceilings “maintain the volume while lending a

“Michael was essential because I’d never decorated a

sense of humanity and perspective,” observes Ferzoco.

room without being able to stand in it, and the house

At 7,000 square feet, the home’s generous interior is split into two sections: the “living bar,” with the living and dining areas and master bedroom—all that the couple

wasn’t going to be finished in time to decorate before we moved in,” recalls the wife. “He had the vision to look at the architectural plans, the building site, and, knowing our tastes, was able to create the perfect design.”

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ABOVE: A minimalist chef’s kitchen was achieved with environmentally friendly stainless steel and Caesarstone countertops, custom glassed pantries and LEM piston bar stools. TOP RIGHT: Extensive beach-front decking wraps around the living room’s three sides. BOTTOM RIGHT: Contemporary art mingles with an Eames lounge chair, a mid-century classic.

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TOP: Architecture firm Zero Energy Design took advantage of the spectacular west-facing site with a zero-energy envelope that boasts geothermal heating and cooling, a solar array and both rapidly renewing and low-maintenance materials. ABOVE: In the master bedroom, Ferzoco paired a contemporary bed from Sedia, patterned ottomans and an Eames lounge chair with artwork by Boston artist Phillip Spinks, from the owner’s collection.

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A designer brings continental charm to a Boston neighborhood. BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES PHOTOGR APHY BY ERIC ROTH

Using the homeowner’s favorite color, Wedgwood blue, as a starting point, designer Dane Austin created a dreamy living room with custom upholstery fabrics from Holly Hunt and Lee Jofa and custom light blue and ecru drapery by Kravet. A pair of antique Chinese ginger jars made into lamps flank the sofa.

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OME IS MOST DEFINITELY WHERE Lisa Gosling’s heart is since designer Dane Austin transformed her new condominium into a warm and elegant haven. Cementing a new friendship was a bonus dividend of the project. When Gosling, a vice president at Century Bank, found a property for sale in Savin Hill, she called Austin, who lives in the area, to ask his opinion. He not only endorsed the neighborhood, but also signed on to help create the sophisticated, relaxed space that reflects Gosling’s British heritage, love of antiques and enthusiastic hospitality. Working with a designer was uncharted

home. While Gosling originally wanted an

territory for Gosling. “I thought Dane would

oval dining table and Austin thought round,

just take over,” she says. “I didn’t understand

the solution came in the form of a unique

that it was about what I wanted but didn’t

hexagonal table. “Lisa was skeptical at first

know how to pull together.”

but I appreciated that she was willing to

“My role is as your trusted advisor and guide,” says Austin. “I’m not here to pick colors for you, I’m here to help you pick

designer to nudge a client past their comfort zone.”

the colors you love. We offer a bespoke

A bigger hurdle was the choice of wallpaper,

experience, custom tailored to each client’s

which Austin describes as “a play on a

wishes. We don’t have a signature aesthetic,

traditional English toile that is modernized

but a signature process.”

with a metallic finish.” Gosling thought

Gosling perused photos of Austin’s completed projects. “We very quickly discovered my tastes,” says Gosling, who moved to the U.S. from Great Britain in 1992. “I always earmarked photos with the same color, Wedgwood blue.” “Lisa was drawn to things with heritage, that had character and were one of a kind,” Austin shares. “That worked well with this building, built in 1905. We played up the Old World charm.” Austin describes the inviting living room as an “effortlessly blended mix of English and French country pieces with modern elements. The juxtaposition makes it interesting.” But, he adds, “Nothing is too

it would be too busy, but she eventually trusted the designer. Chairs of different heights surround the table, along with benches that can also be used as extra living room seating or footstools. Austin speaks often of trust. “My job is to bring clarity, creativity and confidence to a project,” he says. “Educating the client brings clarity; as the client learns to trust you, they become confident that you’re making the right decisions on their behalf.” Since the pair have become close friends, Austin often enjoys the fruits of his labor. “It’s so rewarding to spend time enjoying the space,” he says. “Lisa hosts lively game nights at the dining table.”

precious. You don’t need to put a coaster

“I’m beyond happy to spend time at home,”

everywhere.”

says Gosling. “It’s much more pleasant to be

Open to the living room and kitchen, the dining room serves as the nucleus of the

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Wallpaper from Albert Van Luit & Company, a modern take on classic toile, imbues the space with romance, while the hexagonal dining table is perfect for dinner parties as well as game nights. INSET: Designer Dane Austin and his associate, Aga Orlowska.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: A gilded antique mirror enhances the Old World ambience; a 19th-century Trumeau mantel mirror in the foyer references the arhitecture of the door frame; a vintage bar cart that stands in for a sideboard, antique Italian sconces and a painting by the homeowner result in a European collected-over-time look.

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A Boston-area couple builds a family-focused home with seaside flair. BY JENNIFER SPERRY PHOTOGR APHY BY RICHARD MANDELKORN

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Although not on the water, this Newton home by Jan Gleysteen Architects Inc. captures the storied look of the Shingle Style gems dotting New England’s coast. A welcoming curved portico contrasts with the exterior’s traditional triangle gables.

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HEY WEREN’T EXPECTING to build a new home, until one day when a friend let them know about an available lot just north of Newton Centre, Massachusetts. The lot’s existing home had been badly damaged in a fire, but the property itself held a great deal of potential: good square footage and close proximity to the couple’s respective work places in Boston. It was an ideally situated blank slate. “We were living in a small 1930s center-entrance Colonial and were well on our way to outgrowing it with two kids. Then, when we started the new project, we found out we were expecting our third child,” says the wife of the serendipitous timing. “The decision to buy was a little impromptu, but the location seemed perfect and the prospect of building a house struck us as an exciting idea.” Jan Gleysteen, principal of Jan Gleysteen

center: it’s purposefully central and you can see

Architects Inc., was already on the couple’s

almost everything happening on the first floor.”

radar; they were longtime fans of his unmistakable homes in the Wellesley-Weston area. Presented with the prospect of a “Gleysteen” of their very own, the couple began assembling magazine clippings and online inspiration, mostly culled from homes on the Cape and Islands.

friendly spaces, including the breakfast room, whose banquette, upholstered in waterproof leather vinyl, is a favorite spot for the kids and their friends; an adjoining covered porch; the family room, with an arched picture window (a Gleysteen trademark feature) overlooking the

Their affinity for coastal architecture inspired

back garden; and a brand-new homework room.

Gleysteen to develop a stately yet approachable

Even the mudroom puts family first: its allotment

Shingle Style gambrel. “The exterior of this

of cubbies accommodates each family member,

house would really love to be along the ocean,”

plus there’s one extra for guests (and an even

says the architect, who forewent mullions on

arrangement).

the double-hung windows’ lower sashes in yet another classic nod to seaside living. “This turns them into picture windows for ultimate sightlines,” he explains.

Interior designer Kate Coughlin helped achieve a light, airy interior with a predominance of blue— the wife’s favorite color. In some cases, like the striking Osborne & Little wall covering in the

Inside, traditional architecture, including

powder room, she pushed the owners’ comfort

highly detailed millwork and built-ins, coexists

zones a little, but in all cases she created visual

harmoniously with a more contemporary open-

interest via pattern and texture while keeping the

concept layout. Instead of a formal living room,

interior inviting and kid-friendly.

the owners opted for an elegant yet work-friendly library. Instead of a splashy, double-height front entry, they requested a more intimate front hall, which Gleysteen enriched with archways, an intricate balustrade and a welcome cast of natural light from windows above. The heart of the new home is the kitchen: “I start designing all of our homes around the kitchen; we take the room very seriously,” says the architect. “This one is like a strategic command

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Collaborating with Gleysteen added another layer of consideration for Coughlin: “When there are so many beautiful molding details, you can really simplify everything else. Jan incorporated a lot of curves, so I kept my lines clean, creating a nice balance,” she says. Whether the task at hand is dinner, schoolwork or just enjoying a summer evening, the family now has all the space it needs, in a home that suits its style.


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Dark mahogany atop the island, bell jar pendant lights, woven shades and a tile mosaic backsplash warm the allwhite kitchen, with custom cabinets by Pioneer Construction.

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NEW HOMES For the family room, interior designer Kate Coughlin played with patterns like the Cowtan & Tout fabric on the club chairs and ottoman, while maintaining a light and fresh vibe. BELOW, LEFT: A trio of archways leads into the more formal front-of-house living spaces. BELOW, RIGHT: Instead of a grand double-height entry, Gleysteen designed a cozier version but still brought plenty of natural light into the space via the stairwell.

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ABOVE: One of the family’s favorite gathering spots is the covered back porch, where wicker furniture surrounds a fieldstone fireplace. LEFT: Coughlin’s bolder use of blue, including in the textured Phillip Jeffries wallpaper and Stark carpet, defines the first-floor library.

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From the main street, the house presents as a small gambrelled Cape on a hill, with a graceful walk and steps up to the front door. The small front column defines the corner of the porch and is a symbolic announcement of entry.


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The living room, dining room and kitchen are open to each other to some extent and borrow light from each other.

T IS A UNIQUE SITUATION to be both client and service provider, but for Aaron Polhemus, president and CEO of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD), sitting in the “client seat” at his own firm as he and his wife prepared to construct a new house in Chatham turned out to be a great experience. “Along with my partners, I decided that the intention would be to approach our home like any other project,” Polhemus says. So the entire team went through the same comprehensive process his integrated architecture and construction firm offers every client. “I was able to appreciate the experience and see how effective our integrated process really is.” A personal design connection with a home isn’t new for

taking on the leadership role of president and CEO of

Polhemus. His architect father, Peter, is the founder of

the organization. “I’ve always been very interested in the

PSD, and he designed the family home that Polhemus

integration of architecture and construction and how

and his brother lived in when they were teenagers.

that works from a business perspective,” he says.

“Growing up with an architect father does affect one’s views of architectural detailing and how important the execution of those details can be,” Polhemus says. He started working in the field on the construction side and, after transitioning back to the Cape post-college, got involved in the firm in a supervisory capacity, eventually

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So for the home he would share with his own young family, Polhemus appreciated the intellectual, artistic and craft-oriented approach of the PSD team, led by Design Principal John R. DaSilva. The efficient time frame and carefully honed construction process were


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Classic Kitchens & Interiors designed and installed the kitchen.

also pluses. For his house, PSD served as the architect, builder,

position allowed for abundant windows and the home was

landscape designer and interior designer.

designed around available natural light. The living room,

The location he and his wife chose presented interesting challenges, especially in terms of topography. The in-town location on a corner lot had land that sloped both to the side

dining room and kitchen are open to each other, making both light transfer and social interaction easy, but still allowing for definition of separate areas.

and front, so they took advantage of the site by designing

“We love the house,“ says Polhemus. “The effective use of

a lower-level drive-under garage built into the hill while

space works incredibly well for our family. It’s compact and no

presenting a town-specific facade toward the front main street.

space goes unused, but it still feels light and fresh and there is

“We wanted the house to feel consistent with the look of

plenty of room for visitors.”

the neighborhood,” Polhemus says. “The Cape’s villages all

Finding advantages in distinctive and challenging sites is

have different architectural environments, so you want to be

something Polhemus Savery DaSilva does with clients on

respectful of that.” He adds that his across-the-street neighbor,

a regular basis. “It’s one of the things unique to our firm.”

whose family has owned property there for over 100 years, was

Polhemus says. “When we finished our own house, my wife

very supportive and happy about the way they built the house.

said, ‘Wow, it’s exactly what we hoped it would be.’ “ He pauses

“It was really important to us that people would embrace it.”

and, with a smile, adds, “Which is, of course, always the goal

He and his wife also wanted the house to be light and bright

with a client.”

and to feel open enough for their growing family. The corner

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In the simplified classical foyer, a circular tray ceiling with a round light creates a formal center without feeling too grand, and the detailing is part classic and part modern. The built-in bench with storage makes good use of the space and the textiles soften the formality.

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The staircase stretches all three stories, from a lower level where there is an entertainment room, exercise room and bathroom through the main level to the top floor of bedrooms.

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The breakfast nook faces east for great morning light, and the bay window also has south and north exposures. OPPOSITE, TOP: The dining room has an east-facing window while the doors and windows opposite the table face south. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM: The family room has a direct connection to the back yard. The private in-town yard is enclosed by trees and shrubs and is just big enough for a dining and sitting terrace, grilling, and a grassy play area for the owner’s family.

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Interior living spaces open to a south facing terrace. A hat-shaped roof gives the house a bungalow character here, in contrast to the traditional gambrel-roofed half Cape at the public entry faรงade.

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The Cape’s Most Exclusive Playground Willowbend may look like a collection of extraordinary Cape Cod homes. But look a little closer and you’ll see a private club community where the emphasis is on family, community and fun. All of our amenities—golf, tennis, fitness, dining and so many others—are among the best you’ll find anywhere. That’s why Willowbend’s residents and club members come from far and near to enjoy them year-in and year-out. But it’s the people that make Willowbend truly special—the families and friends that have gathered together here to enjoy the Cape’s most exclusive lifestyle for over 25 years. We invite you to visit Willowbend, see the variety of home options, learn about club membership, and discover all the things that make our Cape Cod club community so special.

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TOP: A work space tucks into a well-lit corner of the den. A bright and welcoming entry hall beyond French doors includes a bench seat with storage below. ABOVE: The bathroom was designed by Polhemus Savery DaSilva to be a calm, relaxing space, well balanced between cool and warm colors and materials.

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With an eye toward year-round Cape Cod living, a couple seizes the opportunity to have a house with million-dollar views. BY JACI CONRY PHOTOGR APHY BY DAN CUTRONA

A thousand square feet of wraparound decking was important to the homeowners, who love to relax and entertain outdoors. The stainless-steel cable-wire railing allows for unimpeded water views.

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Stretching nearly six feet high, the sink area windows are a focal point with an amazing view. A cabinet panel conceals the dishwasher, while the Wolf stove and Subzero refrigerator are exposed. “Those appliances have an industrial appeal,” says Cecile Curtin. “Together they make a big impact.”

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HILE CECILE AND HOWARD CURTIN loved their seasonal home in West Harwich, they wanted a larger place that felt more permanent. Eventually, the New Jersey emptynesters planned to move year-round to the Cape. The couple considered several different scenarios, from upgrading the home they owned to renting a larger property. Meanwhile, on their walks they kept passing by a house on Herring River that was on the market. “It was such a gorgeous location,” says Cecile. “But it was priced higher so we weren’t sure.”

Eventually, the Curtins found they couldn’t resist

view.” From the front door one sees straight through

the prospect of having a home privy to such

to the back of the house at the water, and abundant

beautiful views of the river and Nantucket Sound.

windows ensure that every room has a view (or two)

They purchased the home in 2014, hoping to add

of the sea.

a second floor to it. “However, the foundation was in really poor condition and couldn’t handle the weight of another level,” says Cecile.

Thomas A. Moore was the architect on the project, but the Curtins eschewed an interior designer. Instead, they personally invested themselves

To create the home of their dreams, it was necessary

in every design decision, carefully honing in on

to rebuild on the site. The new home sits within

elements that were important to them, like the

the existing footprint—with a second floor. Since it

staircase at the center of the house. “Since it’s

abuts considerable conservation land, there were

one of the first things you see, I really wanted it to

stringent requirements about what could be built

pop,” says Cecile of the staircase, which has a black

on the parcel.

handrail and dark-toned treads accented by white

“We love to entertain, especially outdoors,” says

painted risers.

Cecile. “So it was important that we have excessive

Contrasting with the neutral tones throughout the

decking outside. I wanted us to be able to live

interior are punches of black and pops of green.

outside as much as possible, and that meant having

“The green livens things up once in a while,” says

less interior space and we are fine with that.”

Curtin, who took her cue for green from a large-

The home, however, has plenty of interior space.

scale painting of green apples by a family friend.

The layout follows an upside-down plan, with the

She veered far away from incorporating overly

open kitchen, living and dining areas and master

seaside motifs, like mermaids and starfish. Though

suite on the top level of the home, where the views

a distinct coastal feel was achieved partly by

are best; downstairs are three additional bedrooms

v-groove paneled ceilings and wire-brushed wide

and a family room.

plank floors.

Throughout, there is an airy, clean vibe. Walls are

The Curtins’ two adult daughters often bring guests

painted white and shades of gray. “I wanted the

with them when they visit. “It’s a very comfortable

house to feel timeless and neutral,” says Cecile. “I

home. We love it,” says Curtin. “And we love sharing

didn’t want anything inside to compete with the

it with others.”

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FAR LEFT: Surrounding a dining table from Restoration Hardware, six chairs sport three different types of upholstery. The chandelier’s drum shade is galvanized metal. ABOVE: In the master bedroom, high board-and-batten wainscoting is painted white while the rest of the room is painted Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray. LEFT: A large sectional from Boston Interiors provides ample area to sit. Rugs throughout the home add textural dimension, including this cowhide one; others are made of jute and other natural fibers.

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In contrast to the light-toned interior color scheme, the Curtins opted to infuse the front and back exteriors with some dark colors when they selected black-trimmed Marvin windows framed by heavy-duty black shutters on hinges. RIGHT: A large-scale painting by a family friend hangs over a built-in bench in the entryway. In the home’s second living space a striking steel and wood trimmed chest from Restoration Hardware appealed to Cecile Curtin for its resemblance to an old steamer trunk.

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Sara and Steve Sheally have built the home of their dreams at Gerald’s Farm. BY JANICE R ANDALL ROHLF PHOTOGR APHY BY SAR A Z ARRELL A

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Perched on a knoll, the red cedar-shingled home and its wraparound porch have breathtaking panoramic views of the pastoral acres surrounding it.

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S A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, Sara Zarrella has a keen eye for color and composition. She is also very detail oriented. All of these attributes came into play when, as newlyweds two years ago, she and her husband, Steve Sheally, decided to build their own home. It also was a plus that Sara’s parents, Debbi and Jerry Zarrella, own Zarrella Development Corporation and Gerald’s Farm in Exeter, Rhode Island, 36 acres of pastoral fields, maintained lawn, stone walls, ponds and streams.

In this idyllic private setting surrounded by woodlands,

the TV and the dishwasher, while a microwave oven is

the Sheallys’ house perches invitingly on a knoll.

tucked into the vertical-grain white oak island. Even

Debbi Zarrella, the general contractor and designer

the family’s two pugs benefit from bespoke touches:

for the project, explains that “[the house] is sited to

their dog crate is built into a wall of the mudroom.

maximize the panoramic views from both inside the house and from the wraparound deck.” The red cedarshingled structure is modeled after one the couple saw on Block Island and, says Sara, it is similar to their previous house but much larger, allowing the couple to entertain in a more accommodating fashion.

Steve host frequent gatherings for family and friends. A large salvaged wood, trestle-style table from Restoration Hardware seats 10 in the kitchen, where there is also a wet bar outfitted with drawers to conceal wine, mixers and other cocktail party

With four large bedrooms, one a master suite, and an

essentials. Adjacent to the nine-foot-high kitchen is

open floor plan, the home has a lot of volume, which,

a sunken living room two feet taller, with windows on

Debbi notes, makes it seem bigger than its 4,000

three sides and a gas fireplace on the other.

square feet. An overpass connecting Sara’s wellappointed, two-story photography studio to the main house is an arrangement designed to keep her always within earshot of her two young daughters. There is a separate entrance for clients.

Throughout, says Sara, she “wanted rustic mixed with a modern, up-to-date look.” All flooring is white oak with a whitewashed, custom stain; walls in the master bath are ceramic tile that mimics wood; the “stone” mudroom tile is actually porcelain; and all

Petite but driven, Sara is often inspired to redecorate.

molding has been kept simple. Metal-toned fabrics

Accordingly, she chose a neutral color palette for

often shimmer in the sunlight, like the linen living

everything permanent in the house, against which

room drapes, custom made by Susanne St. Pierre of

she can frequently change up the non-permanent

SSP Designs, that puddle at the hem and echo details

decorative items like pillows, rugs and art. Painted

of the chandelier. Window-seat cushions and several

for the most part using whites and grays, the house

accent pillows in the home are custom fabrications

is very calming. “We used a lot of tinted white paints

from Betsy Convery at Sew Many Things.

from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams,” says Sara, pointing out that the predominant shade is Sherwin Williams’ “Crushed Ice.”

Gerald’s Farm grows hay and sunflowers and sells firewood. The main driveway is lined with springflowering crabapple trees, and pink roses climb a

Along with her predilection for neutrals, Sara has an

split-rail fence in summer. Fall foliage is beautiful, too.

aversion to clutter. To keep household disorder at bay,

In fact the property is so picturesque, it’s no surprise

in the kitchen there are custom cabinets outfitted

that couples can rent its carriage house for weddings.

with specially designed spice racks and knife holders

That’s where Sara and Steve were married, but unlike

(Steve’s the cook in the family), and there are other

everyone else who ties the knot here, they don’t plan

cabinets to hide the coffee maker and for stashing

on leaving anytime soon.

keys and mail. Custom cabinet fronts camouflage

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Walls painted Sherwin Williams’ “Crushed Ice,” a salvaged wood coffee table, and neutral, multi-textured upholstery and pillows give the living room the mix of rustic and contemporary sought by the homeowner. The rippling of the washed linen draperies with a silvered finish mimics the chandelier’s scalloped edges.

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A trio of glass drum shade pendants makes a statement in the kitchen above a stained vertical-grain white oak island topped with quartzite. The range hood against a backsplash of Carrara marble laid in a herringbone pattern echoes the stainless steel apron sink. LEFT, TOP AND BOTTOM: Both the den’s ceiling fan and the living room’s chandelier accentuate the drama of the home’s high ceilings.

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ABOVE: Beneath a custom tray ceiling, the master bedroom is a sanctuary where luxurious fabrics like faux fur, leather and linen invite total relaxation. LEFT: A see-through gas fireplace with a quartz surround warms both the bedroom and bathroom. Behind double sinks, the wall is ceramic tile that mimics wood.

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Shoreline Pools owner Chris Dittrich’s new home has a water view from (nearly) every window. BY ROB DUCA PHOTOGR APHY BY DAN CUTRONA

Beneath a coffered ceiling, the living room brings a cream and sand palette to life with a mix of textures and seaside accents. The homeowner moved in on Memorial Day weekend 2016.

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OR A DECADE, Chris Dittrich had been staring longingly from his home across Walkers Pond in East Harwich, Massachusetts. His dream would not die. If that prime piece of land ever came up for sale, he was determined to buy it. “I approached the owners on a couple of occasions but did not have the opportunity to make an offer,” he says. “They kept telling me that it wasn’t available.” And then one day he saw the “For Sale” sign out front. He didn’t wait long to pounce. “Actually, I ended up in a bidding war, which we won. I bought the land in about 15 minutes.” With the two-acre property in hand, he then went about building his dream home. As the owner of Shoreline Pools in Harwich, there would, of course, be a swimming pool out back overlooking the pond. But there would be so much more in what became a dazzling 7,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, sixbathroom home designed by Erik Robert Tolley of ERT Architects on Cape Cod. The farmer’s porch at the front of the house was another dream for Dittrich, while the pool for his two daughters, Kayla, 15, and Jillian, 9, was an obvious decision. “Other than that, it was open-ended,” he says. “We designed the house so that you overlook the water from every window, like you’re on a cruise ship.” That ocean theme is evident throughout, with nautical-style lighting fixtures and a coastal color palette that ranges from hues of soft blue and teal to beige, light gray and sea green. “My girlfriend, Beth Britt, did the entire design. She has a knack for it and we have the exact same taste so it worked out,” Dittrich says. Although this seems contradictory, the house is designed with both an open and cozy atmosphere. The kitchen, which is centered by a curved granite island, flows seamlessly into

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a living area that features a gas fireplace framed by built-in shelving. Take a right off the living room, walk between columns and you’ll reach the front entrance, where there is a narrow but long dining room that accommodates up to eight people. But there are also a number of spaces in the home that offer solitude and privacy. “I have two kids and I wanted to create spaces where they could be alone,” Dittrich says. The three-season porch, located off the kitchen at the rear of the house, is one such cozy spot. With a bead board ceiling, wood walls and flooring and a stone gas fireplace, it feels like a log cabin. But two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views to the pond. “It’s my favorite room in the house,” Dittrich says. Every bedroom includes a walk-in closet, a bath and a spacious glass-enclosed walk-in shower. The first-floor master is no exception. The cream furnishings blend beautifully with the sea green walls, while the claw bathtub is a unique feature. Both children’s bedrooms include a work desk, a sitting area and a make-up area in the bathroom. Clearly, Dittrich had his daughters in mind throughout the design of the home, right down to the room over the garage that features deep leather recliners for theatre seating and an air-hockey table. “It’s a spot to hang out when their friends come over,” he says. Of course, it will be difficult pulling them away from the backyard pool when the weather is good. There, you’ll find a hot tub, an outdoor kitchen and plenty of comfortable deck chairs. “What I like most about this house is the There is plenty of seating in the kitchen, plus a view of the pond and the pool from the room, which shares an open floor plan with the living room. “We love to entertain,” say Chris Dittrich and Beth Britt, “and this is a great house for it.”

location,” Dittrich said. You might even say it’s a dream come true.

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While the back of the house has a view of Walkers Pond from every window, the front facade is classic Shingle Style with a delightful farmer’s porch. RIGHT: The master bedroom. OPPOSITE, LEFT: The homeowner’s favorite room is a log cabin-like retreat overlooking the pool. OPPOSITE, RIGHT: The sitting area of a daughter’s bedroom opens onto a private deck.

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ABOVE: A formal dining area to the left of the main entryway is used on special occasions. BELOW: With an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, chaises lounges and pond view, the salt water pool draws a crowd in the summertime.

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A curved dark walnut island top with marine-oil finish and a copper range hood use beautiful natural materials that provide contrast and texture in a classic white Cape Cod kitchen.

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Longfellow Design Build identifies trends among its clients.

HETHER REMODELING A KITCHEN in Osterville, designing a custom home in Harwich or renovating a historic 1890s barn in Falmouth, baby boomers are making choices in architecture, floor plans, materials and features that give them access to an active, coastal lifestyle. “The majority of people we see building or remodeling homes on Cape Cod are over 50 and from greater Boston, New York or Connecticut,” says Mark Bogosian, owner of Longfellow Design Build, a Cape Cod-based custom building and architectural company. “Our clients are typically baby boomers beginning to plan for their retirement years by relocating or building a second home on the Cape. They want a simpler, uncluttered life. They want to enjoy the Cape’s natural beauty, out-of-doors lifestyle, and they want more quality time with friends, family and especially their grandchildren.” Longfellow Design Build architect Kelsey Birchenall agrees. “Without question, open-concept floor plans are our most commonly requested structural feature,” she says. “[It] allows family members and friends to be together while engaging in different activities in separate spaces.”

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In many Cape Cod communities, where plot sizes were initially determined by the size of a family and coastal land developed as summer homes, modestly sized homes with smaller footprints are common. By utilizing or creating an open-concept floor plan with carefully planned sightlines, a family can “live large” in a smaller space with a greater sense of openness and relatedness. In a recent renovation of a modest Falmouth home, removing a wall created an unobstructed sightline from the front door, through the family room to the kitchen at the far rear corner of the home. A bank of three windows was added to each side of the far corner of the home looking out onto a tidal river. This carefully planned, creative renovation created an inviting living space that dramatically elevated the overall feel of the home. Regardless of a project’s scope, Longfellow’s clients typically want a home design that is clean, uncluttered and uncomplicated. The addition of carefully chosen and unique fixtures, materials and finishes can provide the pop of color or texture needed to contrast the white cabinets and neutral wall colors chosen by most Cape Cod homeowners. Longfellow senior designer Mark Barr explains: “Every home needs focal points. A unique countertop material, copper range hood, colorful glass pendant light or an artistic chandelier are all great opportunities for adding color and texture and reflect a bit of the owner’s personality. We have a few unique countertop options in our Chatham showroom; a leathered quartzite and walnut wood with a marine-oil finish that our customers are very excited about.” Longfellow’s clients appreciate craftsmanship, but also have a keen eye for what is worth spending money on. “Everyone wants top-quality and high-end finishes,” observes Bogosian, “however there are specific features in a home such as coffered ceilings, wall paneling, furniture-quality built-ins and custom cabinetry that go a long way in giving a home a high-end look.” “We’ve spent time on the Cape every summer since we were kids,” shares one 50-something couple that is a Longfellow client. “Our kids are beginning to have their own families, so we wanted a place big enough for everyone to enjoy ... A place to create memories that the grandkids can think back on when they have kids.” Isn’t that really what we all want if we are lucky enough to get it?

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They want to enjoy the Cape’s natural beauty, out-of-doors lifestyle, and they want more quality time with friends, family and especially their grandchildren.


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Longfellow Design Build used white coffered ceilings, columns, window trim and exposed brick to frame the breathtaking views of Falmouth Harbor. INSET TOP: A 2 Ÿ-inch thick walnut countertop with marine-oil finish and a sunken farmhouse sink combine for a stylish butler’s pantry with custom-built cabinetry. INSET BOTTOM: A custom-built wet bar with wall-mounted top hutch, zinc countertop and glass undermount sink.

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An 1890s Falmouth carriage house conversion with a narrow footprint shows how an open floor plan with clear sightlines can flood a space with natural light and ambience.

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In an extensive renovation, S+H Construction integrates Paul Rudolph’s iconic ‘50s architecture into a light-filled contemporary home.

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The now-open kitchen, previously tucked away and hidden, was relocated to the main room, bringing the design into modern times.

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T REQUIRED THE ABILITY to take the long view when the homeowners first looked at the unique Cambridge house that would become theirs. Designed by modernist architect Paul Rudolph in the 1950s, this converted parking garage was literally built into the side of a hill, with large portions of the home buried below ground. The 3,500-square-foot house had cement-block walls, a flat rubber roof, single-glazed windows, poor insulation, dated wallpaper and evidence of water damage. “It was in pretty rough shape,” says the wife. “The wiring and the plumbing were a mess. It all needed to be replaced.” The goal was to bring the house up to date by making

The below-grade room, labeled the “winter garden”

it energy efficient and weathertight. And that would

by the previous owners, had a 60-year-old fiberglass

prove to be no simple task. “Like a lot of renovation

roof that was covered in dirt and leaves from an

projects, it’s not what you see but what’s behind

overhanging maple tree, which meant that little

what you don’t see,” says Will Ruhl, a principal at Ruhl

light was filtering through. It was also uninsulated,

Walker Architecture + Interiors. “Every time we dug a

rendering it useless for most of the year. The

hole or removed something we found worse news than

corrugated roof was replaced with translucent

we expected. It was built to late-1950s standards, and

polycarbonate panels. “Now there is beautiful diffused

we had to bring everything up to current codes.”

light coming through,” Ruhl says.

There were significant obstacles, not the least

A heating and cooling system was also installed, along

being that much of the renovation was done during

with high-density foam insulation, transforming the

the snow-filled winter of 2015. “The site presented

space into what is a now a library that houses the

its challenges,” says Doug Hanna, principal at S+H

homeowners’ collection of nearly 1,000 books and also

Construction. “There is just a little alley that goes back

serves as a guest bedroom.

to the house, and though we could get our trucks back there, we started many days digging out the snow first. It was a cool job, but the winter was rough.”

The great room, which once had commercial garage doors, was updated by S+H Construction with fixed glass panels, transoms and triple-glazed sliding doors

When workers removed the original glass wall at

that provide access to an outside garden. “It has made

the front of the house, they discovered there was no

the sofa our favorite spot in the house,” says the wife.

footing to support the weight of the insulated, and

“It almost feels like you’re sitting in the garden. It’s

much heavier, windows that would be installed. Even

quite gorgeous.”

removal of the roof led to unpleasant surprises. “We found five layers of tar and gravel, so there was an enormous amount of material that had to be taken away,” Hanna says. “We also had to do quite a bit of infrastructure improvements.”

“It certainly was one of the more unique projects that we’ve done,” Hanna says. “But we were able to overcome some unusual conditions and produce a very good project.”

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The homeowners, who moved from a brownstone in Boston’s South End, maintain that the home has changed their quality of life. “It gives us freedom and peace of mind,” the wife says. “It’s unfussy. We feel that this kind of architecture is the way we want to live our lives. It is unencumbered and just has a lot of clarity.”

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“This was not a typical home renovation and there were definitely some challenges, but it was a great project to work on,” states Doug Hanna principal at S+H Construction. “For me, it was kind of a dream project,” architect Will Ruhl says. “I just love the way Rudolph worked with light and structure. The fact that he took a half-buried parking garage and turned it into a house filled with light is really extraordinary.”

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Homeowner Deb Kollmeyer designed the living room’s focal-point hearth made of locally quarried stone and curbs from a Boston street demolition. A mix of materials and textures and a blend of old and new lend the house a pleasing eclectic character.


Once a diamond in the rough, a pondside bungalow is now picture-perfect thanks to the homeowners’ design know-how and leap of faith. BY JANICE R ANDALL ROHLF PHOTOGR APHY BY DAN CUTRONA


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eb and Rick Kollmeyer know their way around a house renovation. They’ve done it three times. But until they bought their current house in Stonington, Connecticut, each place was renovated with resale in mind. When the couple cut short a Block Island vacation to see a new-to-the-market property in this charming borough of Mystic, Deb’s first reaction was, “We really could get old in this house.” Rick’s was, “There’s potential? Where?” Built as a barn in the 1800s, the structure had been moved from Vermont to its current location by the initial owners in 1979. Since then, just about nothing, inside and out, had changed. Reclaimed wood, trending now as an accent, was used extensively, overwhelming the interiors and making the house very dark despite its numerous windows. Disregarding a building code against it, even the wall behind the stove and the living room fireplace surround were made of wood.

Where Rick saw a “beat-up firetrap,” Deb, a

reclaimed wood. Now, cream-colored Wood-

designer by training, had vision. As soon as she

Mode “Brookhaven” cabinetry, a backsplash of

walked in the door, she says, “I was knocking

Moroccan-influenced porcelain tile by Quemere

down walls in my head.” The existing laundry

Designs and stainless steel appliances render the

room, for example, became a new butler’s pantry

cozy space inviting. Most days, Deb and Rick brew

and wine room, while a cavernous bathroom was

coffee in the blue Wood-Mode butler’s pantry

divided and remodeled into a powder room and

modeled on one she admired in a boutique hotel,

much-needed hall closet.

and enjoy it sitting at the kitchen’s peninsula. In

Deb’s affinity for mixing materials and textures and blending old and new is evident throughout

When they first saw the house, the Kollmeyers

the house. She wanted the fireplace, not the

figured it would be a summer home and weekend

T.V., to be the focal point of the living room, so

retreat from their condo in Boston’s South End.

she worked with the stonemason who crafted

But when Rick sold his company, they seized the

the front of the house to construct an oversized

opportunity to move full-time to Stonington. They

hearth from local stone that sets the tone for all

love that the town is vibrant year-round and have

of the downstairs.

made many friends, among them pastry chef

Nearby in the dining room, a three-wall mural of the Battle of Stonington, original to the house and painted by local artist Mary Schwab, narrowly escaped a new paint job. Deb was surprised that it actually complemented an off-white mid-century

Adam Young, owner of Sift Bake Shop, who was a finalist in the Food Network’s 2017 Spring Baking Championship, and owner Brian Gates, who oversaw a painstaking restoration of the 1853 Spicer Mansion, now a luxury boutique hotel.

modern dining table and chairs, and for good

In fact the Kollmeyers are so fond of their town

measure, she tucked a decorative side table from

that this October they will open Adore, a home

Madaba,Jordan, into the mix.

furnishings boutique on Main Street in Mystic,

Deb’s design specialty is kitchens and it is the heart of this home (“The worst kitchen I’d ever seen,” she says) that really put her expertise to the test. To give the cramped space a more open feel, one wall was knocked down and a heavy ceiling beam removed along with most of the dark

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where, says Deb, “People will be able to buy home accessories and small, interesting furniture pieces from the 19th to the 21st century, and from all over the world.” Traveling to keep the store stocked with treasures is surely on the couple’s agenda, but staying put never seemed better, now that they have the home of their dreams.


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In the dining room, mid-century modern furniture unexpectedly complements an existing mural of the 1814 Battle of Stonington. The homeowners collect heart-shaped stones like those in the bowl on the table, and they pamper their Tibetan Terrier, Tashi. LEFT, TOP: A butler’s pantry with Wood-Mode “Brookhaven” cabinetry in Vintage Deep Sky and a hammered stainless steel sink. LEFT, BOTTOM: One drawer of the wet bar is tricked out as a humidor for Rick’s Cuban cigars.

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TOP: The master bedroom combines blue and white, and toile and dark wood, for a restful ambience. ABOVE: The cottage-style house reminds Deb of her years growing up in England.

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In nice weather, Rick and Deb enjoy the privacy of their patio and fishing in the pond.

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The project, led by Mark Kinnane of Cape Associates, began by removing a post located in the middle of the living room and replacing it with steel columns running down through the walls. The overarching design intent was to make the spaces contemporary and functional. Of note is the Rove Concepts slump-back chair.

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A Provincetown condo renovation rewards patience and realizes a long-held dream. BY KILE Y JACQUES PHOTOGR APHY BY DAN CUTRONA

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he patience maintained by Sean Martin and Adam Rogers during their 10-year search for a Provincetown home paid off in spades. A year after finding their West Vine Street condominium, they reflect on how it all came together, thanks to Cape Associates and Pacheco-Robb Architects. Mark Kinnane, project manager and vice

were widened. The cable-rail system

president of Cape Associates, was

is remarkable for the way in which it

charged with reconfiguring the layout.

meets code; to avoid the need for a

Beginning with the kitchen, a once dark

second railing, which would eat into the

and cramped space, the couple explains

already narrow space, the oak banister

how removing a wall made room for

runs without breaks for the entire

the cascading island with Caeasarstone

length of the stair. “They were able to

countertops—a star addition. An

make a very unique connection along

electrical panel was relocated to be

the way—the angles on the railing are

able to frame the refrigerator with a

really amazing,” says Rogers.

wood veneer.

Of note upstairs is an oddly shaped

Particularly striking are the eight-inch-

bedroom with gabled ceiling to which

wide “Esplanade” French oak plank

they added a solar-operated skylight

floors—an excellent complement to

with built-in shade. “In Provincetown,

the reclaimed wood-wrapped ceiling

space is at a premium, so we wanted

beams. Of the original plastered beams,

to make sure we could get a queen bed

Rogers says: “We wanted to beef them

in that room,” explains Rogers, adding

up a bit to be able to put lighting in.”

that finding a bed to fit was a challenge.

They now feature a combination of cam

The white color treatment combined

LED downlighting and uplighting for

with minimalistic bedside tables and

dramatic effect.

lamps keep the space from feeling tight.

The living room draws its contemporary

Another sizable undertaking was the

character, in part, from the gas fireplace

rooftop deck, which was unfinished.

with horizontal slate surround, Rove

“We saw that as a huge missed

Concepts slump-back chair, and

opportunity,” notes Rogers. Cape

standing lamp with telescope base by

Associates built a frame around the

Light & Living. “It’s a piece of art,” notes

roof hatch, which has a six-foot door

Martin. “And it matches the first-floor

and opens more than 90 degrees—

bedroom side lamps.” Much of the art,

allowing for easy access. They also laid

accessories and lamps were purchased

Azek decking over the rubber roof, and

at local stores. Rogers names Roots,

placed two-inch stanchions around

Wildflower and Shor among them.

the rail’s outer edge. Rogers and Martin

One of more important aspects of the project was redesigning the staircase, which fell to Pacheco-Robb Architects.

chose the sectional and the cantilever umbrellas to complete the outdoor space, which affords ocean views.

It began with the dismantling of a spiral

After a decade-long wait, the couple

staircase Rogers describes as “clumsy”

couldn’t be more pleased. Their P-town

and “nerve-racking.” Both the stair

home is a carefully curated respite to

and the roof hatch to which it leads

which loved ones regularly flock.

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Removing a wall in the kitchen, a once dark and cramped space, made room for a cascading island with Caeasarstone countertops. The turquoise tint of a “Snow White” Ann Sacks backsplash ties into the color palette throughout the main living space.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A guest bedroom with furniture from Restoration Hardware, Dash & Albert rug, Light & Living lamps, and Ash bedding. Roof hatch with Dayliter frame by Cape Associates. Custom fireplace with slate surround and paneled backing. Guest bath with Ann Sacks tile and custom Caesarstone vanity by The Furniture Guild.

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Designer Jamie Keskin revamps a Charlestown condo using choice materials and savvy strategies. BY KILE Y JACQUES PHOTOGR APHY BY K YLE J. CALDWELL

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Using a creamy palette and clean accents, Keskin amplifies the natural light that streams in from 16-paned mill building windows. A coffee table by Ballard Designs works in harmony with table lamps from Lamps Plus, a Mongolian lamb pillow by West Elm, and a vintagestyle throw rug—for an accommodating, chic ensemble worthy of its Charlestown location.

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The transformation of a storage area into a delightful and highly functional breakfast nook was accomplished using an upholstered bench in a teal geometric pattern by Ballard Designs, in combination with West Elm dining chairs, a tulip-base table from DCG Stores, and an abstract painting with beechwood frame by Wendover Art Group.

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IMPLE. SERENE. And seemingly spacious. That was interior designer Jamie Keskin’s intent when she set about turning a dark and dated 800-squarefoot Charlestown condo into a bright and beloved urban abode. “Open and airy” are words Keskin uses often when describing the project, which is located in Boston’s former Navy Yard. Housed in the Basilica—a turn-of-the20th-century warehouse once used as a shipbuilding facility/metalworking shop—the place enjoys “elements of a utilitarian past” and “church-like details,” Keskin points out.

Arguably Keskin’s pièce de résistance

Keskin in her mission to lighten things up.

is the new breakfast nook. What was

For window treatments, she went with

once a catchall cove for clutter is now

natural woven wood shades. “I love to use

an enchanting seating area with room

[them] in my projects,” she says. “They

for four. “I love the breakfast nook—

add texture and provide privacy, but allow

the before and after of it is such a

just the right amount of light in, when

transformation,” enthuses Keskin. “I love

needed.”

the look of it and how it all came together. But I also love how well it functions.”

The bathroom was completely gutted to make way for a “spa-like retreat.” The

The kitchen called for a cosmetic

constricted space was maximized by

makeover. The removal of some

removing a washer/dryer closet and a

cabinetry made room for a dining area,

tub/shower combo in favor of a fully tiled

graced with Louis XVI-style barstools in

walk-in shower. Gray Carrara marble tile

gray linen and glass pendant lighting. By

in the shower and a mini-hexagon pattern

painting the cabinets and adding a tile

for the floor lend an elegant feel.

backsplash, new countertops and an updated stove, Keskin “kept the space bright and classic.”

The oddly shaped loft-style bedroom called for creativity. A creamy color palette is punctuated by a navy-blue

Of the first-floor living area, Keskin says,

velvet-upholstered bed chosen for

“The client wanted to fit a full-size living

its “luxurious” appeal. Furthering that

room into a tight space.” The primary

somewhat palatial feeling are a faux-

challenge was to open up the cramped

fur throw, white duvet and shams, and

quarters. Paint and fabric colors in

custom-made decorative pillows. A

combination with accents of glass and

tufted chaise in gray linen and a hexagon-

antique brass helped achieve that goal.

shape side table with marble base are in

The owner’s penchant for entertaining

keeping with the theme.

informed design choices such as the small-scale nailhead sofa for three and ample surface area of the side tables and glass coffee table. The pairing of a traditional-style rug with a contemporary sofa and club chair reflects the client’s appreciation for both aesthetics. Pine flooring and a flood of natural light

The mixing and matching of materials and styles in combination with her freedom to choose pieces of different price points enabled Keskin to achieve her design intent to open up the place and make it “light and airy.” Somehow, too, she managed to make it enviably spacious.

from the large industrial windows aided

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LEFT TO RIGHT: A velvet-upholstered headboard in the loft-style bedroom was chosen for its regal appeal; the bathroom is entirely new and features Tile Showcase flooring, a glass-door walk-in shower with subway tiles and octagonal-tiled inset, and a granite vanity—together they create a spa-like space; a vintage runner—a signature element of Keskin’s—softens the intentionally

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stark galley-style kitchen; new cabinetry, a stainless steel range hood, and Benjamin Moore Super White-painted brick in the kitchen serve as a bright backdrop for the warm-toned upholstered bar stools from World Market. Adding to the simple sophistication are two peninsula pendants from Lamps Plus.

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Orientated toward the views of distant Cape Cod Bay, the custom-designed Carrara marble island with dual built-in wine cabinets was sited in relation to the three south-facing windows behind it to maximize the natural light that falls on the workstation.

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Architect Alison Alessi helps an East Dennis family meet their net-zero energy goals. BY KILE Y JACQUES PHOTOGR APHY BY DAN CUTRONA

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The kitchen’s distinct character comes in part from its cathedral ceilings, stained Douglas fir trusses and reclaimed white oak floors. Significant time was spent sourcing LED bulbs to fit the custom pendant lights, which demonstrates architect Alessi’s commitment to both form and function.

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ABLED AND GRAND, Quivet Neck is a noteworthy private residence. Located on an eight-acre parcel of wildlife-rich land, the Shingle Style home is three stories tall and comprises roughly 3,600 square feet of energy-efficient space. It is the work of A3 Architects, a Dennis, Massachusetts, based firm specializing in green architecture. A3 Architects’ mission is to design modern homes that incorporate super insulation strategies, efficient heating and cooling systems, and renewable energy sources. The house, in its entirety, is impressive for its green features, which include a photovoltaic solar array, 12-inch-deep walls filled with high-performance insulation, an optimized building envelope and low mechanical loads—together they work to meet the net-zero criteria of producing as much energy as is used. The kitchen demonstrates many of the

need to pay for.” She chose Canadian-made

principles at play throughout the house. A

Loewen windows for the south-facing side

showstopper for its balanced aesthetic, the

of the kitchen, as they have a high solar heat

room is also to be appreciated for the ways in

gain coefficient and bring in a lot of warmth. It

which it functions. For instance, the custom-

is interesting to note that they were not used

designed Carrara marble island with dual

for the north-facing windows, which afford

built-in wine cabinets was sited in relation

views but don’t take in heat. “It’s a problem

to the three south-facing windows behind

putting a lot of windows on the north,” says

it to maximize the natural light that falls on

Alessi. “It’s an energy penalty. We are always

the workstation. “The more natural lighting

trying to balance that.”

we have in these open spaces the better,” says architect Alison Alessi, a certified passive house designer and principal of A3 Architects. She notes, too, that the room receives morning and afternoon light on all four sides, which limits the need for artificial light. Toward that same end, a high Hopperstyle awning window was added to admit extra light. The windows also help to seal the building envelope, which reduces heating and cooling demands. “We spent a lot of time thinking about windows and the properties of the glass,” notes Alessi, explaining that the solar heat gain coefficient, which indicates how much energy gets through the glass, is a key passive-design strategy. “That is important because it’s heat coming in that you don’t

Electric Energy Star appliances were chosen for their top-tier energy-efficiency rating. Alessi points out that the entire house runs on electricity—a conscious decision. “I think people are increasingly leery about bringing gas into their homes,” she says, adding that a moratorium on new gas hook-ups on the Mid-Cape has affected the way designers approach projects. The kitchen’s distinct character comes in part from its cathedral ceilings, stained Douglas fir trusses, reclaimed white oak floors and orientation toward the views of distant Cape Cod Bay. But beyond its aesthetic appeal lies a highly intentional, eco-friendly design, which is what both Quivet Neck and A3 Architects are all about.

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Located on an eight-acre parcel of wildlife-rich land, the Shingle Style home is three stories tall and comprises roughly 3,600 square feet of energy-efficient space.

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The large White Macaubas Quartzite island is command central for the family. A distance of four feet between range and island as well as sink and island allows good flow while preparing meals or socializing.

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A trio of kids under five influenced the design of a large coastal kitchen. BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES PHOTOGR APHY BY CHRISTIAN SCULLY/DESIGN IMAGING STUDIOS

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Brookhaven by Wood-Mode cabinets feature flush inset doors painted Alpine White on the perimeter cabinetry and Platinum on the island. A microwave drawer is tucked beneath the island.

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HETHER THEY’RE CELEBRATING a birthday, Christmas or the most recent addition to the family, the kitchen is truly the heart of this young family’s Wickford, Rhode Island, home. With three children under the age of five, life hums in the beautiful and high-functioning kitchen that serves as command central. While working with architect Michael D. Collins of

and drinks. In one corner, cabinets function like

Natick to design the home, the couple enlisted the

an appliance garage, in this case concealing baby

expertise of Audrey Anderson, designer/owner of

bottles.

Apex Kitchens, early in the process. “Because the kitchen is so important to the house, people often design around it,” says Anderson. “This couple often brought their children with them to our meetings, which showed me right away how family oriented they are.”

“Audrey always went out of her way and paid attention to every detail,” the wife points out. One of those details is a custom wood vent hood, designed with respect for the husband’s tall height. Anderson also suggested bringing the three windows above the sink down to meet the counter.

With togetherness a priority, the couple wanted a

“A lot of people place windows too high,” she says.

large island. Anderson designed a generous one

“It feels like you’re part of the outdoors when

that accommodates the entire family and provides

they’re lower.”

entertaining space for larger crowds. Expansive windows overlooking Wickford Harbor, whitepainted cabinetry and light-toned stone achieve the “beachy airy feel” the couple sought. A large farmer’s sink was also high on their wish list. “We have three kids on stools helping wash the dishes,” says the wife. “Playing with bubbles and water keeps the kids occupied for hours.”

Anderson recommends choosing cabinetry before countertop material. “The white recessed panels are in keeping with the coastal Shingle Style design,” she notes, explaining that by paneling the appliances the look is “furniture,” not “industrial.” The couple chose gray-veined white quartzite for the counters, island and backsplash. “Having the same stone on all three works exceptionally well

Anderson kept these enthusiastic young helpers

here because it’s not busy,” says Anderson. “It’s

in mind when designing the cabinetry. A floor-to-

subtle and serene.” Which, she might add, is the

ceiling pantry stores the children’s stash of snacks

perfect counterpoint to this lively, growing family.

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A peaceful pond sits amid the exuberant English gardens at the Connecticut home of professional landscapers Andrew Pighills and Michelle Becker.

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At home, it’s a nonstop busman’s holiday for the owners of English Gardens & Landscaping. N HER DIARY, Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote: “Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.” If so, Andrew Pighills and Michelle Becker can look forward to longer lives than most of us. Together, over 11 years, they have transformed a five-acre jungle of unforgiving land in southern Connecticut into a personal paradise of flora and fauna. As owners of English Gardens & Landscaping, based in Killingworth, the married couple enjoys a burgeoning clientele that appreciates the business owners’ “harmonious but playful” aesthetic, as Andrew calls it. At home, the two not only reap sustenance and adornment for the table from their land, but also benefit from the serenity that comes only from nature. “I’m one of those lucky people who enjoys what he does for a living,” says Andrew, and it’s clear that Michelle feels the same way. The English gardens favored by them are unbridled celebrations of color, texture, form and fragrance. “[Our gardens] are much more floriferous than a French garden,” observes Andrew. “They’re exuberant, casual,” and, he might add, a world away from suburbia’s manicured lawns and symmetric plantings. “We understand and appreciate the tradition of ‘foundation plantings’ in the American landscape,” says Michelle, “however, we view these as backdrops or backgrounds at best. We like to extend the border and enrich it with flowering perennials and deciduous shrubs to create a more poetic, romantic, colorful cottage-garden effect.”

BY JANICE R ANDALL ROHLF PHOTOGR APHY BY CARYN B. DAVIS

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Flaunting color, texture, form and fragrance, English gardens celebrate nature.

At Stonewell Farm, the name of their property, the modest ranch-style house they live in is almost incidental. Surrounding a woodland pond that was once strangled by overgrown bittersweet and phragmites, Andrew and Michelle have cultivated raisedrow vegetable plots and robust flower gardens in soil that was mostly sand when they bought the parcel in 2006. The neighboring horse farm is a fortuitous source of fertilizer—60 tons per year, to be precise. Andrew and Michelle grow 65% of the food they eat. Asparagus, potatoes, corn, beans, cabbages and other vegetables flourish alongside small orchards of nectarines, cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches and quince. They have free-roaming chickens for eggs, and turkeys for Thanksgiving. Notable among the bevy of ducks, Caillou, a Muscovy breed, swoops among the treetops and acts as the de facto “mother hen” for the clan of feathered friends. Planted to produce color in three seasons, the gardens abound in delicate heritage roses and vibrant peonies. Among dozens of other specimens, there is azalea, spirea, spider plant and agastache (hummingbird mint). Bright orange nasturtiums complement cool blue hydrangeas, and fragrant, pink damask roses perfume the air. Michelle has a particular fondness for weigela, including cultivars of the shrub that are chartreuse and one that has bronze-colored foliage. Then there’s ruby spice clethra, sedum, astilbe, foxgloves and columbine. “We actively encourage plants that self-sow in our own gardens,” explains Michelle, “but this is not always practical in in our clients’ gardens because of the mulch.”

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Foxgloves

More than plant matter goes into a garden designed by Andrew

A natural stone pizza oven that took the couple “three years of

and Michelle. Andrew, who grew up on a farm in Yorkshire,

spare-time work” to build has a place of honor on their European-

England, holds a certificate in horticulture with the Royal

inspired patio. Here’s where you’ll often find Michelle and Andrew

Horticultural Society of Great Britain, and he is also certified as a

at sunset, perhaps enjoying a black currant aperitif, zucchini pizza

Dry Stone Walling Instructor. In England, he mainly did stonework

and banana ice cream, all made from scratch. It is a well-deserved

and here he conducts stone wall building workshops twice a year.

respite at the end of a long day.

Although concrete and engineered stone are often less expensive than natural stone, Andrew and Michelle don’t cozy up to its “commercial look.”

With gardens of this size, one would think the maintenance would be huge, but with judicious use of ground cover plants and mulch to keep down the weeds, plantings to encourage beneficial

“We prefer to incorporate natural stone into our garden

insects, and wild birds to control unwanted fauna, the couple’s

designs,” says Michelle, who has a bachelor’s in liberal arts with

time can be concentrated on pruning and dead heading to extend

a concentration in fine art. “Natural stone is more forgiving. One

and augment the flora.

can plant creeping, draping plants into the interstices of a stone wall to create a softer, natural effect.” She believes her years of teaching, drawing and living in France, England and Italy have had a significant influence on her approach to garden design.

“Don’t be content with what is,” says Andrew, speaking for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. “Always be thinking what if.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: Allium; in their spare time, over three years, Andrew and Michelle built a pizza oven stone by stone; Michelle Becker and Andrew Pighills; Grassy paths winding among the gardens are often populated with ducks, chickens and turkeys; the owners and their guests enjoy dining al fresco on the European-inspired patio.

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S E C T I O N

MICHAEL J LEE

S P E C I A L

Architect: D. Michael Collins; Interior Designer: Leslie Fine Interiors; Builder: Thoughtforms

Calacatta Cross-Cut Marble

C

UMAR Marble and Granite, located in Everett, Massachusetts, offers an inventory of stones unlike any other in the area. With

over 7,000 slabs under one roof, their selection is both exquisite and rare, sourced from countries all over the world. Their marbles, granites, soapstones, quartzites, onyx, limestones, travertines and slates come in a wide variety of colors, textures and prices, and their exclusive Linea Couture offers extraordinarily unique, one-of-a-kind semi-precious stones. Seventh generation stone-artist, Ivo Cubi, leads the stellar team at CUMAR Marble and Granite. His incredible talent, passion for travel and his ability to find something beautiful and unique in every quarry is why CUMAR remains the go-to place for trade professionals and lovers of unique stones.

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A D V E R T I S I N G

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Staying on the cutting edge of the newest techniques and trends is another reason why design professionals turn to CUMAR. Dawn Carroll, stone specialist, states, “As a stone designer, I am fortunate to work with award-winning, pioneer interior designers. The goal is to be prepared for tomorrow’s design needs, and I do my best to predict trends, studying every angle of fashion.” The pressure to stay ahead of the curve can be challenging, as CUMAR’s specialists are working with gems that are close to 400 million years old! But their talented team is always on the lookout for the newest innovation. In fact, they recently introduced Antolini’s Azerocare to their evergrowing selection—a revolutionary and unprecedented treatment for

Interior Designer: Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design

Semi-Precious Amethyst

natural stone, which does not sacrifice or affect the stone’s color and characteristic. The Azerocare treatment is the first ever of its kind to offer protection from etching and staining caused by acid-based food elements, oil, fat and grease. A bacteriostatic treatment, Azerocare treats surfaces so they are a breeze to clean and only require water, neutral soap and a non-abrasive cloth—perfect for those who love the beauty of stone but hate cleaning and maintaining it. CUMAR is the only stone company in Massachusetts to carry this product. Using new and innovative textures are a wildly popular stone trend, observes Carroll. “Custom-carved edges that include multi-layered lamination as well as the leather finish that gives stones a unique texture provide a palette for something new and different.” Another trend is creating unusual pieces with fabulous colored stones. Something like the exquisite ‘Fusion Wow’ quartzite can become the stone Picasso of a room, and might be used in a special spot. “Adding a piece of art to the island, a little jewelry to the powder room

Interior Designer: Martell-Donagher, LLC

Semi-Precious Classic Quartz

or a statement piece in a towering floor-to-ceiling fireplace are also big trends right now,” Carroll continues. “CUMAR is one of the first in the country to offer the unusual and we source one-of-a kind stones that truly belong in the MFA—one of my favorites is the turquoise and aquamarine quartzite that gives off a tranquil beach vibe. Perfect for a seaside home!” CUMAR has so much to offer—something to fit every style and every price point, whether it be for inside or outside use. The best way to see what works for your design needs is to come for a visit!

CUMAR Marble and Granite is located at 69 Norman Street in Everett, MA, 02149. To book an appointment with Stone Specialist Dawn Carroll, call 617-389-7818 or email her at dawn.carroll@cumar.com.

Designer/Architect: Stern McCafferty Architecture & Interiors; Builder: Thoughtforms

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Shepley Wood Products (12) 216 Thornton Drive, Hyannis, MA 508-862-6200 shepleywood.com HOME DÉCOR/ACCESSORIES Adore (3) 26 West Main St., Mystic, CT adore.world Fresh Interiors, Inc. (150) 581 Main St., Dennis, MA 508-394-3032 freshinteriorsinc.com Green Door, The (45) 130 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 401-885-0510 thegreendoorathome.com Nautique (23) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904 nautiquecapecod.com

PRIMITIVE TABLES and CUPBOARDS FROM ANTIQUE WOODS ALSO FURNITURE MADE FROM NEW WOODS

2454 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable, MA 02668 508.362.2676 • open 7 days 9-4 • www.westbarnstabletables.com

Paige Carter Designs (25) 10 Lighthouse Point Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME paigecarterdesigns.com Simpler Pleasures (151) 433 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-4040 simplerpleasures.com Village Trading Company (150) Mashpee Commons, 1379 MA-28A, Cataumet, MA 508-539-0505 villagetradingcompany.com INNS/COUNTRY CLUBS/RESORTS Wequassett Resort and Golf Club (IFC) 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 508-432-5400 wequassett.com Willowbend (69) 130 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee, MA 508-539-5000 willowbendcountryclub.com INSURANCE Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency (71) 973 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 800-640-1620 doins.com southernnehome.com 2017

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Fresh INTERIORS, INC. 581 Main Street West Dennis, MA 02670 508-394-3032

INTERIOR DESIGN/DECORATING Green Door, The (45) 130 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 401-885-0510 thegreendoorathome.com Nautique (23) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904 nautiquecapecod.com Simpler Pleasures (151) 433 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-4040 simplerpleasures.com KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN Apex Kitchens & Baths (59) 767 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 401-847-1532 apexkitchensandbaths.com

Kitchens, Baths & Home Furnishings Featuring Holiday Cabinetry

Fresh Interiors, Inc. (150) 581 Main St., Dennis, MA 508-394-3032 freshinteriorsinc.com Kitchen & Bath Gallery (13) Locations in MA, RI and CT 508-222-5555 kitchenbathgallery.com Longfellow Design Build (BC) 367 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 774-255-1709 578 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-1710 866 Main Street, Osterville, MA 508-428-3999 longfellowdb.com Main Street at Botellos (9) 26 Bowdoin Road, Mashpee, MA 508-477-3132 mainstreetbotello.com Mid-Cape Home Centers (87) 465 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 508-398-6071 15 Main St., Orleans, MA 508-255-0200 midcape.net

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Snow and Jones Kitchen & Bath Solutions (1) 85 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 781-878-3312 snowandjones.com LANDSCAPE Shoreline Pools (6) 202 Queen Anne Road, Harwich, MA 508-432-3445 shorelinepoolsinc.com MOVING Magnum Moving & Storage (57) 150 Holmes Road, North Eastham, MA 800-255-7578 magnummoving.com Simplified Lives (4) PO Box 166, Rehoboth, MA 401-480-1532 simplifiedlives.com REAL ESTATE Robert Paul Properties (27-30) 421 Main St., Osterville 508-648-2739 robertpaul.com WINDOWS, DOORS & SHUTTERS Clam Door (9) Sold at various locations 1-888-344-2526 clamdoor.com

Simpler Pleasures will create your new favorite place

with our designer lines of fabrics, furniture & accessories Our on site workroom creates your custom treatments!

Marine Home Center/ Marvin Windows & Doors (57) 73 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 508-771-6278 marvinbymhc.com Seaport Shutter Company (2) 1714 Main Street, Brewster, MA 508-896-8900 3 Adams Street, Natick, MA 508-653-5535 seaportshutter.com

Go to our new shopify page for photos of our work and online purchasing of quick-ship products.

Simpler Pleasures

433 Main Street

Chatham, MA

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508-945-4040 simplerpleasures.com

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