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27 Designer Style

83 Homes & Spaces

28 N  ature Knows Best

84 Contemporary Classic A. Tesa Architecture

Graceke Design

32 Relaxed Grandeur Lou Lou’s Decor

90 My Blue Heaven B&D Custom Builders

36 A Whimsical Welcome in Brewster Nautique

94 Sitting Pretty in Osterville Bayside Building

42 Light Years Pastiche of Cape Cod 48 Cape Designer Show House

106 Luck of the Irish Nordy’s Construction

62 Harborside Whimsy Siemasko + Verbridge

112 Reinterpreting History Polhemus Savery DaSilva

68 Urban Renewal Urban Design Interiors 72 The Green Door at Home The Green Door 76 Permanent Vacation Digs Design Company


100 Best of Both Worlds Cape Associates

Architects Builders

118 Nestled in New Seabury Thomas J. O’Neill 124 Timeless Charm Patrick Ahearn Architect 130 Comfort Zone Encore Design Build 136 Reside at Redbrook A.D. Makepeace 140 Comfort and Ease Willowbend

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143 Kitchen & Bath



Roomscapes Luxury Design Center

Timeless Design Elements


Weatherly Tile & Stone


Apex Kitchens & Baths


Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet


Littoral Translation

Focal Point Continental Cuisine Culinary Crescendo

Main Street at Botello’s Beatrice A. Bunker Architect

167 Home Essentials



California Closets


Cory Farms Past & Presents


American Revolution Design


Factory Carpet Outlet


Harbour Lighting Boutique


Providence Picture Frame


Seaport Shutter


Village Trading Company


Ultra Organized Gift Rapt Miscellany to Masterpiece Pet-Friendly Floors Brilliant Ideas A Peerless Print Shop Seaport Shutter Success Home Store With a Heart


196 Resource Directory

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N TALKING WITH ARCHITECTS, home builders and interior designers for this issue, two terms I don’t use often—or never—

kept coming up in conversation: livability and visitability. The latter of course is not a word, but it should be! A close cousin to livability, visitability refers to a home’s capacity to harbor guests comfortably and, while maybe not in the lap of luxury, in surroundings that are aesthetically pleasing to the homeowner. More and more,


Janice Randall Rohlf LMS EDITORS

Maria Allen: South Shore Living Rachel Arroyo: Home Remodeling Lisa Leigh Connors: Cape Cod Magazine, Chatham Magazine Jaci Conry: Custom Publications Rob Duca: New England Golf & Leisure Danielle Raciti: Southern New England Weddings Colby Radomski: Falmouth Magazine, Hingham Magazine Tom Richardson: New England Boating Jennifer Sperry: Southern New England Living ASSISTANT EDITOR

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builders and designers are being asked to craft spaces that welcome extended family, including


grandchildren, which isn’t a signal to downgrade or cut corners. On the contrary, it forces the


trade to think of unique ways to accommodate a family’s particular lifestyle while maintaining the good looks and style of the home, to keep it refined yet relaxed.


Eric Brust-Akdemir ART DIRECTOR

From Sunbrella and other durable yet beautiful fabrics to all manner of built-ins and dualpurpose furnishings, the tricks of the trade are varied and numerous. Emily Wendel of Nordy’s Construction designed a partially enclosed space at the top of a stairwell that’s become a favorite place for all ages to hang out (page 106). Challenged to make a formal Newport estate more user friendly, Stacy Carlson and Courtney Bauer of Lou Lou’s Decor used different


Alexandra Bondarek Jennifer Oppenheim


Rachel Clayton DESIGNER

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textures to create spaces that are interesting and warm (page 32). And if you think California


Closets is just about hanging clothes, think again. The clever ways they’ve come up with to be


über organized and clutter free are mindboggling (page 168). Other buzz phrases in today’s home design jargon include “transitional kitchen” (midway between traditional and modern) and “open concept” space (few walls). Whimsical, eclectic and restful are just a few of the adjectives being bandied about in the home décor arena. And particulary noteworthy for our Southern New England region, coastal and beachy remain popular decorating themes, but they are being interpreted much less literally than in the past (think driftwood-color finishes, not mermaid lamps). All in all, it’s an exciting time for homeowners who want to customize their living space to reflect an individual lifestyle and personality. We hope you will use Southern New England Home for inspiration throughout the year. And don’t forget to check out our new website at for frequent blog posts and other interesting updates to keep you savvy in all things home-related. All the best,


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1. Use Saltwash to create a layered sun-and-salt-air look on wood. Available at THE SPOTTED COD. 2. Susquehanna Glass is one of the last remaining American factories practicing the art of hand-cut glass. This customizable ice bucket is a wonderful gift and can be found at VILLAGE TRADING COMPANY. 3. Hand-painted in Austria, designed in Germany, these elegant year-round ornaments from CORY FARMS PAST & PRESENTS come in a wide range of nautical designs. 4. Thibaut’s chinoiserie fabric covers a custom pillow available at SURROUNDINGS.


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1. Handmade in Maine, lavender-filled sachets make a beautiful, any-occasion gift. Available at CORY FARMS PAST & PRESENTS. 2. Custom drum shades in playful colors and prints, like this one from HARBOUR LIGHTING BOUTIQUE, add a vibrant touch to any ceiling space. 3. Add a tribal flair to your home with Fair Trade baskets from Africa in various colors and designs. Available at THE SPOTTED COD. 4. Sliced turritella shell and navy sea fan artwork in floating-style frame by LOU LOU’S DECOR. Finish is acidwashed silver, 24” x 24”.

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GREEN Creative Furniture Since 1970


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3. 1. Kevin Travers of AMERICAN REVOLUTION DESIGN created this Bunny-Bot™ “Handcrafted Toy Character” using recycled wood, metal and natural fabrics. Standing about 8” tall, with moving parts, theses pieces are personalized and handcrafted at Travers’ Rhode Island studio. 2. Textured glass lanterns with rope handles from LOU LOU’S DECOR come in four colors; 15” high by 9” diameter. 3. Available at THE SPOTTED COD are many seainspired lithographs on wood for your home. 4. Authentic, original, signed and dated Nantucket baskets handmade by local artist Lisa Bessette. VILLAGE TRADING CO. also carries handbags, trays and lamps by the artist.

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The Beautiful Way To Save Energy


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1. Original fish sculptures of wood and metal handmade in Massachusetts from THE SPOTTED COD. 2. This one-of-akind Barn Wood Buddies™ rustic toy character by AMERICAN REVOLUTION DESIGN is handcrafted, made to order and signed by artist Kevin Travers. It is made from recycled wood, metal, natural fabrics and stands between 6”-12”tall with moving parts. 3. Sporty and fun, this table lamp from HARBOUR LIGHTING BOUTIQUE is a home run. 4. A one-of-a-kind display cupboard made out of an antique copper bathtub with glass shelving and doors made of real antique windows by WEST BARNSTABLE TABLES.

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The views would be beautiful from any house. But when Tim and Lynne Nyman found their home overlooking a 60-acre horse farm on protected land a half-mile from Moonstone Beach in Matunuck, Rhode Island, they knew it needed to be made special.


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REATING A DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE is no small feat. Selecting and coordinating the work of multiple designers and craftsmen is a time-consuming juggling act, but according to Margie Huggard, it was worth all the effort. For Huggard, an interior designer and owner of the Osterville home furnishing shop Margo’s, spearheading June’s WE CAN Designer Show House, “Changing Lives Room by Room,” was a labor of love.

More than a dozen designers collaborated on a stunning Show House in Osterville to benefit a local cause.

Show Finding a home that would serve as the star of the show seemed to evolve organically for Huggard, who was co-chair, along with Jean Upton, of the show house committee. Huggard was already doing interior design work for owners Peggy and Pat Patalino in August 2014. “One day, I

was there for a brief appointment and I started looking around the house. Right away, I realized it would be perfect for the show house,” says Huggard.


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A sprawling 1910 Cape with vibrant yellow awnings shading the front facade, the house has an intriguing history. Peggy Patalino had summered in the house as a child when her great-grandmother owned it in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The house was sold out of the family in the 1970s. Nearly three decades later, in 2008, when the Patalinos decided to purchase a second home in Osterville as a retreat for their family, remarkably, the house was on the market. “The history of this house is so precious,” says Huggard. “It’s a wonderful story to see this house come back in the hands of the family that was here so long ago. Peggy has so many memories of being here as a little girl.” The Patalinos were intrigued by Huggard’s request that the house be the site of the show house that would benefit WE CAN, an organization that devotes resources to empower women who are faced with challenging transitions. It wasn’t long before they agreed to turn the property over to the

Huggard and Upton cultivated a crop of select designers from Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands. After months of hard work, the show house gleamed bright with interiors that paid homage to the home’s original architecture and history while

Stopper committee for a top-to-bottom overhaul.

infusing spaces with a fresh, current feel and flo .


It Takes a Village SHOW HOUSE HONOREES Richard FitzGerald & David Webster FEATURED DESIGNERS

Joyce Landscaping, Marstons Mills

Cape Leisure, Cotuit

Kathryn Piscuskas Designs, Sandwich

Castlebrook Interiors, Barnstable

Kira Vath Interiors, Orleans

Chatham Interiors, Chatham

Margo’s, Osterville

Donna Elle Seaside Living, Nantucket

Sundries Furniture, Falmouth

Expert Closets, West Yarmouth

Surroundings, Orleans

F.D. Hodge Interiors, Boston

Tracker Home Decor, Martha’s Vineyard

‘g’ Green Designs, Mashpee

Urban Design Interiors, Harwich Port

Jeanne Upton Interiors, Osterville

Water and Main, Chatham Weena and Spook, Boston

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Donna Elle Donna Elle Seaside Living Nantucket and Cape Cod

ENTRY FOYER, POWDER ROOM AND SECOND-FLOOR HALLWAY “The foyer is your fi st impression of a house, and I really value fi st impressions,” says Donna Elle. “I wanted to conquer the feeling of ‘wow, isn’t this glamorous,’ without being ostentatious.” Elle selected a navy blue and soft white color palette for its timeless appeal and veered toward infusing the space with a coastal chic vibe.

The navy blue ceiling is unexpected and the Thibaut linen wall covering in a geometrical print gives the space dimension and depth. The stair runner is a blend of sisal and wool. “Sisal alone can be brazen and hard underfoot for some people; the wool softens it,” says Elle. “Juxtaposed with the curved geometry of the wall covering, the strong but soft textile gives the eye something else to look at—I didn’t want the eye to always be drawn to the lines of the wallpaper.” Designing the tiny powder room was fun for Elle. “It’s no bigger than a postage stamp, so I got to really play with pattern and scale. She sheathed the ceiling with grass cloth and selected a bold print for the walls.



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Foyer and powder room designed for the inaugural Cape Designer ShowHouse in Osterville.

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Donna Stearns Sundries Furniture, Falmouth

GUEST BEDROOM The L-shaped guest bedroom intrigued Stearns the moment she saw it. “It gave me the chance to create two personalities in one room,” says Stearns, who selected soft gray and violet hues for the space—a palette, she says, that has the look of driftwood. The room incorporates a former sleeping porch where she put a twinsize daybed with cushions upholstered in a gray and white cabana stripe fabric. “It feels old-school Cape Cod, beachy without a shell,” says Stearns. The whimsical alcove has roman shades made of a playful dot-patterned fabric.


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“I could see a couple and a child using this room,” says Stearns. The adults would stay on the more sophisticated side where the queen-size bed is situated. The headboard has a gray finish that echoes the driftwood vibe and pairs perfectly with the vintageinspired print of the Thibaut wallcovering. Darker metal pieces were used throughout the space, including a custom table in front of the daybed, which Stearns thought recalled a rustic fence on a beach dune, and a reclaimed tin mirror over the dresser.

The inspiration for the room came from a print depicting a white tree decked with small, subtle hearts and a gray background encased in a rustic white wood frame. “It’s called ‘Tree of Love.’ It’s non-specific p etty art; something you can look at and never get sick of,” says Stearns.

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Margie Huggard Jeanne Upton Margo’s, Osterville & Jean Upton Interiors, Osterville

BUTLER’S PANTRY Margie Huggard and Jean Upton transformed an awkward passthrough space that included the washer and dryer into a bright, multifunctional area that makes gearing up for the next party—or even doing laundry—a cheerful experience. By relocating the washer and dryer to the other side of the room, a long counter under the window is free for food prep. An eye-catching green and white Thibaut wall covering gives the space a fresh and inviting appeal, while a trompe l’oeil designed fabric by Manuel Canovas makes the roman shade seem like artwork. “It’s now a fun, happy spot to be in,” says Huggard.


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Frank Hodge F.D. Hodge Interiors, Boston

FRONT PORCH/SUNROOM Frank Hodge designed the sunporch as a place for the family to gather. “I wanted it to feel more like an extension of the house than a sunporch,” says Hodge. “I steered away from using traditional wicker furnishings and opted for an eclectic mix of antiques and custom-made modern furnishings.” As the room is over 40-feet long, Hodge divided the space into three distinct areas. A sitting area on the right, a middle area grounded by a large console, and on the left, “an informally, formal dining room.”

The Carleton Varney curtain fabric—a large-scale handprint of flowe s, birds and monkeys, featuring brick red and blues against a taupe background—was the inspiration for the room’s color scheme. A blue and taupe sleep sofa grounds the sitting area. Modern woven metal lamps by Formations and rustic “Papa Bear” chairs are by Richard Mulligan. The console cabinet is paired with an early 19th-century Italian mirror and a pair of 1920s candlestick lamps. “I love the juxtaposition of the rustic elegance of the mirror hanging on the shingled wall,” says Hodge. The dining area has an antique Swedish table surrounded by a set of white-washed chairs. The chair seats are upholstered in the same fabric as the sofa and a very grand antique Swedish clock watches over the space.


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Melinda Headrick Chatham Interiors, Chatham

BOY’S BEDROOM Melinda Headrick set out to steer away from the cliché Cape Cod theme and embraced a nautical, masculine vibe for the Patalino’s 10-year-old son’s room. “I wanted it to be a room that could grow with him, and with a few manipulations, become a guest room after he’s grown,” says Headrick. She was inspired immediately by a red-and-blue striped Ralph Lauren fabric that she used to upholster an armchair. Roman shades were crafted out of a timeless Kravet sailboat motif fabric. “Lamps with bases fashioned out of heavy rope nautical knots make a statement about being on the Cape,” says Headrick. “A shiny silver shark affixed o the wall is a nod to Chatham, where I’m based.” Walls are painted a rich Benjamin Moore hue: Hale Navy. Elements repeat throughout the room—a rope bench at the end of the bed echoes the lamps, and the wool rug, which will last for years to come, incorporates all of the colors in the room.


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R E N E W A L Unfazed by a fire-damaged kitchen, designer Laura Urban refreshes a house from top to bottom and gives the owner a cottage with cachet. BY JANICE RANDALL ROHLF • PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA

Houses, like people, have personalities. This 1920s cottage tucked behind Main Street in Chatham is like someone you may have met and dismissed, then circled back to get to know and become best friends with. Even before interior designer Laura Urban graced the intimate spaces with rich, saturated color and fun yet functional furniture, many carefree days were spent here, with people often spilling out onto the shingled porch and side deck. The house was a rental property for many years. Close proximity to Main Street shops and restaurants, peeks of a water view, and Lighthouse Beach just a quick shuttle ride away make it a perfect spot to while away lazy summer days. Interior Design: Urban Design Interiors

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An avian motif is carried through the house with the bird-patterned fabric, above, and the birdshaped coat hooks, below.

asked the designer to take on the interiors of the rest of the house. If an unfortunate incident like a fire ever had an upside, this was it. From an aqua jute runner climbing up the stairs to a handcrafted, white coral branch chandelier above the dining table, inspired touches abound. Some of the floors are painted in a black-and-white diamond pattern and were recently refurbished by a local artisan. “The owner wanted casual, coastal elegance that would feel Cape-y,� says Urban, whose business, Urban Design Interiors, is based in Harwich Port. As soon as the aqua runner received the homeowner’s enthusiastic thumbs-up, the whole-house color scheme fell into place. Aqua is also the color of choice for faux crocodile living room side tables and rattan bistro chairs that are durable enough to be used indoors and out.

Framed old maps of Massachusetts and Cape Cod hang in the den, which has a sleeper couch for guests.

The idyll was temporarily shattered not long ago when a kitchen fire required the owner to call in Disaster Services. The next chapter of the house could have unfolded in a number of different ways. Happily, the accident was the impetus not only to update the kitchen but to redecorate the rest of the house as well. Cape Cod Kitchen Tech came in to redo the kitchen, and later the bathrooms, and on their recommendation the owner brought in Laura Urban to give the space a fresh new look. The kitchen revival went so well that the homeowner

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{designerstyle} In the master bedroom, curves are featured in the bureau design and a circular, shell-rimmed mirror.

We “started with blues, and then brought in sands and grays,” explains Urban. Instead of a traditional shade like royal or navy, Urban splashed “Ocean Air” by Benjamin Moore on the walls, a color that is tranquil yet arresting. Accented by earth tones and neutrals, the overall effect is fresh and even sophisticated, but not at all stuffy. “I tried to make it a fun, whimsical

Having chosen aqua as the starting point for the color scheme, Laura Urban brought in sands and grays.

house,” says Urban, who, favoring an

Drawing from the homeowner’s collection of artwork,

eclectic style, introduced a variety of

including framed, old Massachusetts maps, Urban

textures and finishes. In addition to faux

personalized the décor. There’s a map of Chatham in

crocodile, jute and rattan, there is wicker,

the living room and one of Fenway Park in the master

dark wood, bleached wood and mirrors

bedroom. “I like to incorporate a person’s collections

rimmed with shells. She also added

or family heirlooms so that the house looks like it’s

touches that are lighthearted without

been done over time,” notes Urban.

being cutesy, like a jolly ceramic fish as

To make the most of every inch in the cottage,

the dining table centerpiece, and an avian

Urban incorporated dual-purpose items whenever

motif in the kitchen window-treatment

possible. The homeowner wanted an eat-in kitchen,

fabric that is carried through the house by

so Urban searched for and found just the right

ornamental birds on candlesticks and bird-

bar-type table to fit the scale of the room. It has

shaped coat hooks.

a fold-down top and can be moved aside to allow access to the French doors leading to the deck. The dining room table, like the kitchen table, can A table with a fold-down top allows sit-down meals in the small kitchen.


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of an antique-white console table, also in the dining room, flips open to increase its surface area. In the den, a wicker trunk used as a coffee table in front of the foldout couch provides storage space for bedding. Counting the sleeper sofa and bunk beds the owner requested upstairs, the small house sleeps eight comfortably. Urban says that 80 percent of her clients are summer people. “I try to get a feel for a client’s interests and lifestyle,” says the designer, “and then create a home that’s beautiful and comfortable to them.” This Chatham house, a diamond in the rough, speaks volumes for how well she is able to do just that.

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people and the memories they make. All families have stories to tell, exciting anecdotes to share and treasured keepsakes to remind them of those times. With the eclectic and elegant mixture of home furnishings and accessories—including unique items crafted by local artisans—offered at The Green Door in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, owner Susan Swanson has contributed to the tales told in many households. This year the shop, a Main Street fixture, celebrates 25 years in business. BY DANIELLE RACITI • PHOTOGRAPHY BY CATE BROWN


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“I think one of the reasons I’ve had such longevity is I’ve always tried to be consistent with stocking exceptional, quality merchandise within a wide price range,” says Swanson. “You can find a $5 item as well as a $500 one.”

Top left: Beautiful blue hydrangea giclee print by Rhode Island artist Lori Weinberg. Above: A playful tower of stuffed toys from The Green Door’s newly expanded baby room. Left: Chic fashion jewelry and an extensive collection of stylish scarves mix beautifully with the shop’s home accessories.

Swanson sets up her shop in a way that mimics the look and feel of a comfortable and well-appointed home. “I feel wonderful when people tell me they love to visit the shop to get inspired,” she says. The items Swanson stocks run the home décor gamut, but fall into six major categories: glass, metal, woven and wood, porcelain, paper and scent, and there are many other items that complement these. Glass selections include exquisite hand-blown Simon Pearce bowls, vases and hurricane candles from Quechee, Vermont. For metal, there is

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Left: Exquisite place settings of Herend china and Herend’s fishnet figurines add a touch of elegance.

The Green Door carries one of the largest Herend collections in southern New England, with porcelain offerings that include beautiful dinnerware and fishnet figurines. You can find exquisite greeting cards by Caspari, Meri-Meri and Papyrus. “What smells so good?” is one of the first things customers ask when entering the shop. “I’ve been selling Aromatique-brand potpourri and candles for 25 years, and the quality is the best I’ve found,” says Swanson. The nautical-themed window, which includes upscale Rhode Island gifts and sea-inspired merchandise, is one of Swanson’s favorite rooms at The Green Door. New in January is an expanded baby department. “Our ‘babies’ are having babies and we’re all turning into grandparents, myself included,” says Swanson. Extremely Below: A whimsical wool, hand-hooked holiday whale pillow.

Mariposa, hand-cast aluminum pieces designed in Massachusetts and crafted in Mexico with classic nautical and whimsical designs. Swanson also carries elegant aluminum pieces designed by Brown University alumna Julia Knight, made of colorful, crushed mother-of-pearl with enamel finishes. She has handmade, solid maple cutting boards from Dallas, Texas, which can be personalized at no additional cost, and “fair-trade” handwoven baskets by Calaisio made in the Philippines.


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popular with baby-boomers, this part of the shop has received rave reviews. Last but not least, Swanson also designs her own floral arrangements — wreaths, table centerpieces, floral baskets — made of high-quality elements to look as close to live flowers as possible. Aside from the exceptional merchandise she offers, Swanson, an interior designer, can help clients design and arrange their homes, choose color combinations, fabrics and window treatments. “If you like the ‘feel’ of the shop,” she says, “we will be a good fit.” When asked what her customers can expect from her and The Green Door over the next 25 years, Swanson says that the question puts a smile on her face: “I guess that sums up the answer,” she says.

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When imagining the house of your dreams, it is important to have a vision for the inside as well as the outside. All the details, large and small, that will make a house your home should be considered by a design team that can take your ideas, add their own experience, and translate that combined vision into reality. New homeowners did exactly that when they decided to build a home in Middletown, Rhode Island. For the interior design and décor, they chose Digs Design Company, in Newport. “In 2013, [a project of ours] had the honor of gracing the cover of Southern New England Home,” says Joceyln Chiappone, the company’s lead designer. “This client fell in love with that room and looked us up when she was beginning to start the construction on her new home.” The homeowner’s focus for the interiors was on comfort, soft edges and livability. “When we started out on this journey, we presented Jocelyn with potentially inconsistent goals,” says the homeowner. “We wanted our new home to be comfortable and relaxing, a place that would entice our growing family

A robin’s egg blue door makes a statement in the cheerful entryway.

– our daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren – to spend as much time as possible with us. So the

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design would need to take into account the needs and tastes of multiple generations.” At the same time, she adds, this was to be their dream home – a home they’d been thinking about for a long time, so they also wanted the “wow” factor. “As a designer, it’s essential to listen to the clients’ needs and wishes,” Chiappone says. “It’s important to consider practicality, usefulness and budget when making the selections. Great design is not just a combination of beautiful things. Great design happens when both the designer and client achieve their goal of creating a fabulous living space.”

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{designerstyle} Designer Jocelyn Chiappone chose a palette of blues and creams, with a few snappy fabrics to keep the mood from being too formal. The owners wanted the home to be comfortable and relaxing.

For the open-concept home, a soft gray paint was selected for the walls throughout the main living area, offset by a crisp, white shade on the woodwork and kitchen cabinets. The mix of blues and creams in the living room gives a coastal feeling, with a few snappy fabrics to lighten things up. The family loves to gather in this space. “The big, cozy ottoman was the perfect tool for their young grandson while he was learning to walk,” Chiappone says.    The kitchen counters are done in Eureka Danby marble.  “It’s the ideal white marble for a coastal kitchen. I just loved it!” Chiappone says. The pendant lighting, from Waterworks, adds a simple elegance, while the fla -weave carpet makes the perfect runner. Chiappone says she “knew it was a winner the moment I saw it.”  


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{designerstyle} Designer Jocelyn Chiappone chose a palette of blues and creams, with a few snappy fabrics to keep the mood from being too formal. The owners wanted the home to be comfortable and relaxing.

For the open-concept home, a soft gray paint was selected for the walls throughout the main living area, offset by a crisp, white shade on the woodwork and kitchen cabinets. The mix of blues and creams in the living room gives a coastal feeling, with a few snappy fabrics to lighten things up. The family loves to gather in this space. “The big, cozy ottoman was the perfect tool for their young grandson while he was learning to walk,” Chiappone says.    The kitchen counters are done in Eureka Danby marble.  “It’s the ideal white marble for a coastal kitchen. I just loved it!” Chiappone says. The pendant lighting, from Waterworks, adds a simple elegance, while the fla -weave carpet makes the perfect runner. Chiappone says she “knew it was a winner the moment I saw it.”  


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The bedrooms were a fun project for all involved. Each of the couple’s daughters added a bit of their own personality to the design of their rooms.  As for the guest room, “They took a leap with the pink accents and I know they were happy with the results,” Chiappone says.   In the upstairs study, a Sarah Richardson print fabric was used on the chairs and ottoman and for window treatments. Chiappone

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The bedrooms were a fun project for all involved. Each of the couple’s daughters added a bit of their own personality to the design of their rooms.  As for the guest room, “They took a leap with the pink accents and I know they were happy with the results,” Chiappone says.   In the upstairs study, a Sarah Richardson print fabric was used on the chairs and ottoman and for window treatments. Chiappone

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describes the setting in this room as perfect “for a cup of coffee and the morning paper.” The fish pillows on the window seat are done in a lively print by Peter Fasano. “I love to support smaller fabric houses that produce wonderful, hand-painted silkscreen fabrics,” says Chiappone. Building a new home can be daunting and stressful, so having the right team in place makes the process easier. The homeowners and design team worked together with architect Alec Tesa and builder Mark Horan, both of Newport, to ensure the project unfolded seamlessly with magnifi ent results.  “While this home is beginning as a holiday home, we expect it to evolve into our full-time residence, so it needed to adjust to the seasons and to how we use it in the future,” the homeowner says. “The home draws you in from the moment that you enter the front door. Every area is stunning, yet also embracing and functional. Jocelyn created exactly what we were looking for. We couldn’t be happier.”


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Above: In the kitchen, counters are Eureka Danby marble. Chiappone calls it “the ideal marble for a coastal kitchen.” Below: In each daughter’s bedroom, the occupant’s personality shines through in the colors and design elements.

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Built-ins and other custom details set a Chatham home apart.


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When the wooded lot next door to their Chatham home was put on the market in 2006, Adam and Susan Wegner decided to buy it. Over the years they cleared the lot and did some grading and landscaping but didn’t build on it right away. Eventually, they sold both their Chatham house and their primary residence in the Washington, D.C., area and built their current home on the land they had so painstakingly maintained. “This is going to be our only home now,” says Susan Wegner. “Our kids are grown, and this is definitely where we hope everyone comes back to congregate.” Design and build: B&D Custom Builders, Inc.

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Jaunty blue painted shingles and crisp white trim create a pleasing effect, below. B&D is known for impeccably wrought trim work and built-ins, as shown in the living room, opposite, and dining area, left.

To achieve their dream, the Wegners hired Kevin Boyar of B&D Custom Builders, Inc. in West Barnstable. He designed and built a three-level, Gambrel-style home with a natty, nautical look to it. “Without exaggeration this was truly a collaborative effort in every aspect,” Boyar says. “Every single detail on the house was worked out between us, every piece of trim, every molding.”

in the island are solid blue. Countertops are white Carrara marble, and a rectangular sink in the island is handy for washing hands or filling with ice to offer a unique presentation for beverages.

The collaborative nature of the project included a bit of push and pull, especially when it came to the exterior of the house. The Wegners wanted the shingles to be painted dark blue, and Boyar had never done painted shingles before. Although he was reluctant at first, he now loves the unique look and sharp contrast between the blue and the crisp white trim.

Small, tumbled river stones create a dramatic backsplash in the kitchen, and they are also used in the living room fireplace surround, with a heartshaped stone placed in the center. Custom-built window seats and shelving flank the fireplace. “We designed all the built-ins, working with the Wegners,” Boyar says. “Their taste is impeccable.”

Inside, an open living space connects the gourmet kitchen, dining area and living room. A blue Kohler farmhouse sink in the kitchen became the inspiration for the rest of the house. White kitchen cabinets have a bead of blue highlighting the details, while the lower cabinets

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The living room’s coffered ceiling is painted a darker shade of gray than the walls to really set it off. Flooring is distressed hickory that has been stained a dark brown. An open staircase with multiple landings offers entry to both the second floor and the finished basement. The second-floor master suite features a tongue-and-grove hip cathedral ceiling with a fan at its peak. Boyar designed a dressing room with a large walk-in closet, a fulllength mirror and plenty of built-ins. The attached master bathroom features gorgeous glass tiles that accent the Carrara marble surrounding the Bain Ultra soaking tub with bubble jets. The same theme continues in the open shower with a glass wall and square rain shower head.

Above: The master bathroom features a glass-walled shower with a square rain shower head. Top: the homeowner’s collection of milkware finds the perfect home in built-in shelving around a window seat.

The execution of every detail throughout the home resulted from collaboration between the homeowners and Boyar, which is all part of the process. “We look at the space and then discuss the homeowners’ preferences and let it evolve from there, utilizing images from the web or things that we’ve done in the past or things that they’ve seen, says Boyar. “But ultimately, we create everything just for them. It’s a very personalized program.” A blue Kohler farmhouse sink, white Carrara marble countertops and a backsplash of small, tumbled river stones set a comfortably dramatic tone in the kitchen. 92

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Stunningly sophisticated yet relaxing and warm, this waterfront home is set on nearly 2 acres of private land.


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OSTERVILLE Amenities abound in this lavish, custom-built seaside home. BY ROB DUCA • PHOTOGRAPHY BY TYRA PACHECO Design & Build: Bayside Building, Inc.

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The finished project is the definition of elegance and sophistication, offering comfort and warmth along with state-of-theart technology. With more than 150 windows of various shapes and sizes, there are water views from every room of the home, even from above the garage. Modern and sleek, it is also a “smart home,” with control of climate, audio, video, security and lighting at the touch of your fingertips. “You can be anywhere and turn the lights or television on, control the temperature, lower the drapes, anything you want to do,” Bowes says. 96

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From imported antique French white oak flooring and marble from Tripoli to Italian granite bathroom vanities and a free-floating glass staircase, no detail was overlooked in creating this spectacular property. Roses were laser-cut into the black granite floor in the powder room of his-and-hers master baths. One bath is wired for music inside the shower; the other has six body sprays, a rain shower and a Jacuzzi tub with a waterfall faucet. The kitchen cabinets feature four layers of textures, from shiny lacquer to a grainy leather appearance. A Viking professional range has six burners and a griddle, while an auxiliary kitchen includes two wall ovens, a warming drawer and a second dishwasher.

Right, top: The kitchen cabinets feature four layers of textures, from shiny lacquer to a grainy leather appearance. Right: A 20-foot high stone gas fireplace in the family room has square scallop tiles that give a wavy appearance.

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The sunken family room has a vaulted, arched ceiling with custom beams and a 20foot high stone gas fireplace. Square scallop tiles used for the fireplace provide a wavy appearance that reflects the desired ocean feel throughout the house. Elliptical swoops are present throughout, from the ceilings to the roofline. “We have the elliptical swoops over the front door, on the gables over the bedrooms, in the foyer, on the garage and the dormers out back, even on the inside ceiling in the bedroom over the garage,” Bowes says. “We wanted that theme through the entire house.”

The first-floor master is one of five spacious bedrooms.

Of course, one of the pleasures of living on Cape Cod is enjoying the outdoors, and the home takes full advantage of its glorious surroundings. A sunroom includes automatic transparent shades, heated custom tile flooring and a fieldstone gas fireplace. “Bring the blinds down and it’s a heated room,” Bowes says. Outside spaces are set amid lush vegetation, seasonal colors and custom stonework. A heated infinity pool overlooks the river, while a hot tub is nearby for soothing aching muscles. “We also planted lily grasses around the edges of the property to give it a softer feel,” Bowes says. Remarkably, it was all completed in one year. “We met the deadline. It was an incredible feat,” Bowes says.

The entire home is the definition of elegance and sophistication, including its 10 bathrooms.

The glass-enclosed staircase that winds from the basement to the second floor was a challenge, Bowes admits. But it now stands as the home’s centerpiece. “It wraps all around and just kind of floats,” he says. The master bedroom is located on the first floor. French doors in the living room lead into an office, with a foyer then serving as the route through another set of French doors into the master. A third set of French doors on the opposite side of the bedroom provides entry to another office. Both offices include private decks overlooking Princess Cove River. Even the three-car garage has luxurious components. It includes a shop area and a second-story suite complete with living and dining rooms, kitchen, full bath and two bedrooms. No expense was spared in the finished lower level, either. There is a wine cellar, art gallery, full gymnasium and spa bath with steam shower. It has entry into the pool cabana area and his-and-hers changing rooms. 98

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A custom-built home on Cape Cod captures the essence of the owner’s childhood surroundings in Ireland.

With her roots in Ireland’s County Down, Maggie Browne describes Crossgar, where she grew up, as “a small country village surrounded by farmland.” Even though she and her husband, Tony, raised their own family in New Jersey and spent a lot of summer vacation time in the Hamptons, it was on a visit to Cape Cod that Maggie says she “felt instantly at home.” In particular, the rolling-hills-meet-sea topography of the Sesuit Neck area of South Dennis resonated with her, recalling childhood memories of Ireland. “I thought, I could live here in a heartbeat,” she says. BY JANICE RANDALL ROHLF PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA

Designed by Gordon Clark of Northside Design Associates and built by Nordy’s Construction, the Shingle Style home fits the character of the neighborhood.

Completed this spring, the Brownes’ brand-new home sits a stone’s throw from the sprawling fields of the Fennel estate, high on a nearby bluff. The 3,000-square-foot Shingle Style home on a quarter of an acre was built by David “Nordy” Nordberg of Nordy’s Construction, Inc. While they don’t yet live here year-round, the Brownes’ ultimate goal is just that. Designed by Gordon Clark of Northside Design Associates, the project is a stunning example of a successful collaboration among all parties involved and especially between the builder and the homeowners. “Nordy and Emily [Wendel] were phenomenal in every aspect. Nothing I asked was not done,” says Browne. “They made it fun and exciting.” Custom details, a hallmark of Nordy’s Construction, abound in the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home. In the stairway alone, custom railing by Randy Souza of Harwich, high board and batten wainscoting, and a pair of oval windows turn what could have been an ordinary passageway between first and second floors into a master study in detail that is characteristic of the home in its entirety.

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A nautical round table with driftwood top adds to the coastal look. The Red Shutters sourced the piece with this project in mind.

This ingenuity culminates at the second-floor landing, which Emily Wendel cleverly designed and Greg Booth expertly built as an enclosed space and is now a cozy library/loft area. The transom window treatment, floor to ceiling built-in shelves and custom-designed cushioned window seat turn what is often wasted square footage into an inviting spot to watch TV, read a book or admire the view at sunset. Built-in bench seats are extra deep, with custom, overstuffed cushions and storage underneath.

A charming yellow tufted club chair done in Sunbrella fabric.

As the interior designer on the project, Marina Case was instrumental in interpreting the homeowners’ desires. “Maggie wanted to emulate her Irish heritage with updated American flavor—fresh, young, nautical,” says Case, owner and principal designer of The Red Shutters in Warwick, New York. Case, who had worked previously with the Brownes, describes the Dennis home’s interiors as “light and restrained, but still traditional.” White bead board ceilings designed by Nordy’s, walls painted using Tallow by Farrow and Ball and white oak floors provided a crisp palette for Case to complement with both new and old furnishings, giving the home a comfortable, eclectic feeling.

In a secondfloor sitting area designed by Emily Wendel, super comfy spring down cushions encourage lounging.

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Above: Chatham craftsman Bob Benson made the dining farm table. New Heriz-style oriental carpet is from The Kimball Collection. Right: Randy Souza of Harwich customcrafted the stair rail.

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Flooded with natural light from many windows, the great room includes a farmhouse dining table handcrafted from reclaimed wood by Bob Benson of Chatham’s Cape Cod Colonial Tables. The traditional-style table, surrounded by handcrafted Windsor chairs, brings a homey warmth to the room, as does an antique hutch Browne shipped over from Ireland.

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At the other end of the great room is a kitchen with white cabinetry and Imperial Danby white marble backsplash and surround. A Jet Mist black marble top on the island grounds the light airiness of the kitchen, a note echoed by the Absolute Black marble fireplace surround in the first-floor sitting area. All the marble is honed, its soft patina playing up casual overtones. In between the traditional dining area and the contemporary kitchen, the sitting area with tufted, reupholstered antique chairs, a white-slipcovered couch and a metal-framed coffee table ties the two together, melding old and new.

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In the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms, irregular space configurations reflect the gambrel shape and gables of the exterior rooflines. Nordy’s responded by seamlessly incorporating challenging spaces into the overall design. For example, the ceiling in the master bath has opposing cathedrals, which gives the room not only extra height but also character. With its board and batten walls, custom cabinetry, double fullglass mirrors, soaking tub and glassed-in shower, the master bath is luxurious yet unpretentious. Meticulous tilework combining diagonal and horizontal placement by R.C. Civetti of Marstons Mills is an additional highlight. Right: The master bathroom. Below: A Stanley Furniture headboard adds a pop of orange to the second master suite, with a daybed for wee guests.

Above: Twin beds custom made for The Red Shutters on either side of a vintage bamboo mirror.

Decorated by Case, bedrooms and bathrooms offer a pleasing mix of familiar yet fresh features, as in the bold-colored and large-patterned Thibaut and Serena & Lily wall coverings, and the Bungalow 5 furnishings that offer classic styling with a modern sensibility. Even though there is a million-dollar view of Cape Cod Bay from the deck off of the master suite, Maggie Browne says that seeing the water is not what impresses her most about the house. “I love the balance between light and space and warmth,” she says. “We’re still pinching ourselves; we can’t believe it’s really ours.”


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In the Ocean State, a family retreat geared for today pays homage to an earlier time.


n the southern coast of Rhode Island, Shingle Style

cottages were built as summer retreats in the early 1900s. The original

gambrel-roofed houses were modest in size, with long porches and multiple windows to filter the ocean breezes inside. Architectural hallmarks of simplicity and comfort, such lovely homes encouraged a relaxed way of life.


When the owners purchased this large, verdant parcel, it included an oddly configured, vaguely contemporary home that didn’t take advantage of the view. To develop a home that suited the site and their family needs, the owners contracted John DaSilva, principal of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, and his firm to design and build a new home. Design & Build: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders


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Above: Warm antique pine floors and high white-painted wall paneling harken back to the turn of the century. Left, below: Carefully selected wood is carved into playful and beautiful newel post caps.

While the lot could have accommodated a much larger structure, DaSilva designed a compact, comfortable house that spans just over 2,500 square feet. “Our clients were not interested in something large and showy,” says DaSilva. Instead, they sought a family home in keeping with the local vernacular that had a laid-back, friendly and fun character. “It was important that the house didn’t feel elaborate or formal,” says DaSilva, who based the design on the architecture of neighboring turn-of-the-century cottages, adding slight embellishments and a playful flair to create a distinctive, welcoming home geared to living in the present day.

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Towers, or corner pavilions, defined by octagonal roof shapes with finials at their peak, flank a two-story faรงade capped with a gambrel roof. A gracious front porch wraps around to the sides of the home. The back of the house has a wonderful view of the ocean across the street and DaSilva designed continuous doors and windows on both levels so the view is a part of nearly every room. Several interior details harken back to the turn of the century, including the warm antique pine floors and high white-painted paneling on the walls of the first-floor circulation spaces. Yet the house has the flow of a modern family home. The main level is mainly one expansive room that incorporates the kitchen, dining and living rooms. To define the separate spaces within the open plan, different ceiling treatments are used: coffers are above the dining and living rooms and in the kitchen, the ceiling has soffits that imply a center for the space, says DaSilva. 114

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Above: Since the main level is an open concept plan, different ceiling treatments were used to define spaces, like the coffered ceiling seen here in the living room. Left: Towers, or corner pavilions, defined by octagonal roof shapes with finials at their peak, flank a two-story façade capped with a gambrel roof. Right: Vaulted ceilings, such as this one in the stair hall, add perceived height for an interior that appears airy and spacious.

Mahogany kitchen counters have a time-honored feel. Topped with Carrera marble, the sizeable island has a generous apronfront sink on one side and a deep, rounded overhang on the other that provides a comfortable place for dining. While the footprint is compact, vaulted ceilings in some areas, including the second-story stair hall, add perceived height, making spaces feel larger. The cathedral ceiling in the master—one of the home’s four bedrooms—takes the octagonal shape of the tower roof. Elongated windows throughout the house also contribute to a more spacious appeal while filtering in maximum sunlight and views. DaSilva allowed for spaces to be open to each other as much as possible to keep the feeling airy.

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Outside, the grass is peppered with glacial erratics, big boulders that pop out of the ground giving the yard interesting character, notes DaSilva. That stone is recalled in the chimney, which is clad with river rock. “It’s stone that has been weathered to a round shape. The rocks look like what you’d see on the beach,” says DaSilva. The same rocks were used on the fireplace surround in the family room.

Above, left: A screened-in porch at the base of one tower opens to the backyard. Right: Topped with Carrara marble, the kitchen island has a generous apronfront sink on one side and a deep, rounded overhang on the other that provides a comfortable place for dining.

A screened-in porch at the base of one tower opens to

screened- in porch.” Decorative arches make the underside of the stair playful and appealing but

the backyard where a deck, bluestone patio and fire pit

also brace the structure for stability.

offer a view of the beach. It’s also possible to access the backyard from the long second-story balcony. The stairs, however, posed a conundrum. “Outdoor stairs often look like afterthoughts. They are a design

It is apparent from the first glimpse of the cedar shingle-clad house that it’s a happy place. A bronze striped bass weathervane turns in the breeze, and a small sailboat motif adorns shutters and screened doors.

challenge, especially on a site where blocking [the] view

“It’s an exaggerated version of the classic vernacular gambrel-roofed cottage. Windows are bigger

is undesirable,” says DaSilva. “Here we pulled the stair

than they would have been in the original version,” says DaSilva. “The trim is bigger, the columns on

away from the façade and put it at an angle, making

the front porch are flat and they announce their status vividly. This emphatic version makes it more

it more sculptural and blocking less of the adjacent

playful. The home is not just a recreation of a historic type, it’s a reinterpretation of a historic type.”


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Above: Reminiscent of the beach, rounded river stones dress the chimney and fireplace surround.

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T FIRST GLANCE, THE HOUSE IS DECIDEDLY SNUG. Clematis vines climb toward a weathered pergola, while twin chimneys are classic New England vernacular, hallmarks of a house that has been loved through coastal Rhode Island winters. Upon further consideration, the house begins to unfold. The enclosed porches look as though they could have been later cozy additions to the main house. A glint of copper winks from the roof of a carriage house, perhaps recently annexed as a space for guests.


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A new house on the Rhode Island coast looks as though it’s been there forever.



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“The homeowners wanted to build a seaside cottage that would appear to have been there for many years,” says Boston and Martha’s Vineyard-based architect Patrick Ahearn. Overlooking the ocean in Charlestown, on the southern tip of Rhode Island, the house indeed feels as though it has evolved over generations in the historic coastal community, where a 17th-century trading post and an octet of 19th-century schoolhouses are landscape characteristics that are as treasured as stretches of secluded beach. “It was important for us to establish the scale and character of the house, to give it a sense of implied history,” he says. To create the illusion of a more intimate cottage, Ahearn conceived a façade that appears as two enclosed porches—with the front entrance nestled in between—beneath gabled dormers. “The ‘porchy’ look breaks the scale down, so it’s a petite house volumetrically,” he says. Above the portico, the vinecovered pergola is an ode to the sweet, rose-covered cottages of Nantucket, cited by the homeowners as inspiration. Similarly, explains the architect, multipaned double-hung windows “harken back to an older time when you couldn’t get bigger pieces of glass.”


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On the inside, however, the 5,897-square-foot house reveals its modern roots. “They didn’t want it to be a rabbit warren inside, but airy and open,” says Ahearn. With four bedrooms, five full and two half baths, the house is spacious and filled with light, with high ceilings that belie the exterior—an architectural sleight of hand partly achieved by repositioning the floor joists. “Rather than placing the floor joists on top of the foundation, we create a notch so that they are inset. From the outside, it looks like a seven-foot ceiling on the first floor, but in fact, it’s eight and a half,” says Ahearn. “It’s a nice way to keep the vertical scale of the house down but give more meaningful ceiling height on the interior.” Enhancing the sense of openness, the expanse of windows gives way to pastoral views: “In the kitchen, the band of glass looks out to the ocean in the distance and wraps around the corner to bring out that wonderful light,” says Ahearn. In the dining and living areas, French doors open to the outdoors, while a fieldstone fireplace grandly divides the spaces. “This is The fieldstone fireplace, antique pine floors, and custom woodwork give the home its sense of warmth and character.

their year-round weekend house,” says Ahearn, “so we needed [it] to feel [like] a winter house as well, where you can curl up or stay for the holidays.”

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A large dormer makes a cozy space for a bed. Left and below: Thoughtful features, from a built-in medicine cabinet, in the master bath, to the twin fieldstone chimneys give the house its sense of timelessness.

Throughout the interiors, heart pine floors and timeless details give the home its distinct warmth and character. Ahearn is an architect noted for his restorations (his work in Edgartown on the Vineyard has been credited as a revitalizing force in the town), and his incorporation of thoughtful details throughout the house—down to the custom-designed door hinges—further suggests a home with a past. “We designed all the cabinetry to look like old cupboards and pieces of furniture, an ode to a cottage in a different time,” says Ahearn. Wooden countertops in the kitchen recall an oldfashioned country kitchen, while bead board and built-in bookcases are traditional cottage touches. In the master bath, a built-in medicine cabinet and furniture-style legs on the vanity are both tailored and classic. Each room, from a finished basement playroom to the connected guesthouse with separate entrance (“it’s like a house within a house,” says Ahearn), was designed with minimal materials—the heart pine, honed granite, fieldstone—that could belong to another century. And perhaps they did. “I write a history for all my houses,” says Ahearn. Just as he would research a restoration, he takes inspiration from the setting (perhaps there was a hurricane that came through, or the original house was owned by a midshipman) to imagine the history and inform the details of a new house. “The client and I work together to build the chapters of the story, then we use historical references—What kind of doorknobs might have been used in 1936?—to create the future.” In this way, he says, a new house doesn’t need to age before it becomes part of the family. “Like a family heirloom, the house feels multigenerational, something that will stay in the family,” he says. “From day one, it is a well-loved house.” 128

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Coaxed to try a new, less traditional approach, a Harwich homeowner is delighted with the results.


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Jan Aldrich loves her new home’s location on the Herring River. From the front of the house (opposite page), guests arriving have little indication of the gorgeous water views that await them inside. BY MARY GRAUERHOLZ • PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA

AN AND MARC ALDRICH’S NEW RIVERSIDE HOUSE in West Harwich has a quiet elegance that speaks volumes. Tucked back from the winding road amid tall pines, the home blends into the setting with subtle, spectacular success. It is everything the Aldrich family wanted it to be: sleek yet comfortable, with not a hint of pretention. “We wanted to keep it very serene and peaceful,” Jan Aldrich says. “I wanted people to walk in the front door and see the water, then go ‘wow.’” For now, the home on the Herring River is a summer refuge for the couple and their two sons, Kyle, 20, and Cameron, 17. But the Aldrichs plan to retire here, so it was vitally important that the house reflect who they are and what they love most: the natural setting, access to the water and the Cape community. “We love it,” Aldrich says with a smile. A big key to the success, she adds, was Susan Gerlach, a designer for Encore Construction in Dennisport who steered the design of the entire house project, “from outside to inside,” as Gerlach explains, adding that the architectural plans were drawn up by Gordon Clark of Northside Design Associates. Aldrich depended on Gerlach to nudge her into new territory. “I tend to be conservative,” she says. “I’d say to Susan, ‘I love it. Do you love it?’” So the two women would kibitz over tables of color charts, agreeing wholeheartedly on the big issues: interior walls treated with one soft shade, sheets of unencumbered glass on the river side of the house, and easygoing nautical touches throughout. “We wanted it to be relaxing and coastal, to feel like a house where you could take your shoes off and relax,” Gerlach says. Design & Build: Encore Construction

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“At first, I wanted a very traditional spindle-andblock design crafted from wood,” Aldrich recalls. “Susan (Gerlach) said, ‘are you sure?’” That was all it took for Aldrich to leave her comfort zone. “We had come so far with the rest of the house,” Aldrich says. Both women remember the moment they told Dale Nikula, the owner of Encore, about the staircase railing. He said, as Aldrich recalls with a laugh, “you want me to do what?” In the open family area, the gray-taupe custom paint used throughout the interior—the shade changing depending on sun and clouds— creates a soft ambience. With a river in view Left: In the upstairs living room, an old Barnstable brick from the original house’s foundation is set into the fireplace mantel. Below: Sitting in the sunroom almost feels like being outside.

When it came to the contemporary details—such as the rectangular doorknobs for the interior doors, fashioned from chrome and set with a crystal rosette—Gerlach knew Aldrich well enough to present the pieces along with a persistent request that they at least try it. Two of the most eye-catching details, guided by Gerlach, are in the first-floor entryway, which opens to the second floor in sweeping fashion. An artful chrome and glass chandelier hangs over the stairway from the second-story ceiling. Under it, tying in beautifully, is a sleek chrome-tubing stair railing that mimics a boat rail. “You can add these contemporary touches to something traditional without going over the top,” Gerlach says.


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Pretty and functional, the kitchen design pleases both the husband, an avid cook, and the wife, who is more concerned about aesthetics. Right: A sleek chrome-tubing stair railing mimics a boat rail.

and stunning white architectural trim adding a holistic flow, Gerlach wisely kept the interior simple. One side of the space holds the kitchen area, with open shelving around the stainless steel stove, adding a homey, visual touch. Aldrich says the kitchen suits her husband to a tee. “Marc is a huge cook,” she says. Gerlach used small touches judiciously, including a trio of crystalclear orbs over the island and playful barstools in chrome. “It’s a Cape house,” Gerlach says. “We wanted something less formal, but also a little bling.”

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The family area includes a spacious seating arrangement where the focus is the fireplace, its veneer of split-faced mosaic stone, complemented with a white mantel embellished with a hand-carved starfish by Richard Pelletier of Bass River Carpentry. The transitional-mission style and built-in cabinetry, outfitted with small boat cleats for drawer pulls, is a perfect blend of modern and traditional. A starfish rug, placed on the wide red-oak floors stained in a driftwood hue, adds an appealing note. Here and there are bursts of citron for color – in cushions on the gray-green sofa and a small ceramic statue on the mantel. In choosing the rug and other details, Aldrich was assisted by Mary Lou Jackson and Christine Walsh of Cici and Lu Interiors, located in the Metro West area. The nearby powder room is a statement piece, defined by an urban modern print with flowers in putty gray. “Wallpaper has made a comeback,” Gerlach notes. “It’s a great way to have some fun.”

A hand-carved starfish by Richard Pelletier of Bass River Carpentry adorns the mantel, custom built by Encore.

All four bedroom suites have unique touches: walk-in shower floors of crushed glass or ceramic with a woven texture for style; custom built-in bureaus for simplicity; and occasional boundary-pushing touches, such as mirrors set in angular art frames over each sink in the master bath. Again, Aldrich gives Gerlach the credit: “I would never have done that on my own.” Aldrich, a fashion consultant for CAbi clothing, and her husband, an executive in a technology company, see their new home as a place to recover and rejuvenate. “This is his sanctuary,” she says. For Aldrich, the house —and the way it represents the warm collaboration she and Gerlach shared—has been a wondrous experience. “Every time I come here,” The window seat is a favorite reading and relaxing spot for Jan Aldrich. The two club chairs were custom upholsered by a friend. 134

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Hiking in the summer. Cross-country skiing in the winter. Canoeing, kayaking or fishing on a river at sunset. Taking casual nature walks along wooded trails that share space with more than 100 varieties of local birds. All within a cozy New England village setting of forests and cranberry bogs that is located in historic Plymouth. This is the Redbrook community. With more than 1,200 eco-friendly homes scheduled to be built on 1,300 acres of ponds, rivers, meadows and woods, Redbrook is the South Shore’s newest home destination. Created by the A.D. Makepeace Company, the world’s largest cranberry grower and a leader in environmentally responsible real estate development, it will eventually include single-family and multi-family homes, condominiums, apartments and assisted-living facilities.

Boasting amenities for outdoors enthusiasts, the South Shore’s newest residential destination appeals to all ages.


“Redbrook is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a community, with the best in land use planning, the variety of housing and the appeal for folks wanting to be part of open space,” says Michael Hogan, A.D. Makepeace CEO. “It’s a legacy development that’s going to anchor the southern part of Plymouth. This village will have young families, apartments for singles, retirees and extended families. It is really a traditional New England village.” Redbrook is ideally located just minutes from Route 3, offering easy access to Boston to the north and Cape Cod to the south. Historic Plimoth Plantation and Plymouth Rock are nearby, along with numerous beaches, golf courses and dining destinations. A variety of home styles are available, from country and traditional New England farmhouses to carriage homes and classic two-story cottages.

Commuter rail stations are located in Plymouth and Kingston, and a ferryboat to Provincetown departs from downtown Plymouth.


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Only 30 percent of the property will be developed, leaving a multitude of trails for walking, jogging or hiking that offer scenery and solitude. “We partnered with the Appalachian Mountain Club on the trail system,” Hogan said. “We have walking trails that go through the woods and past the reservoir.” Water enthusiasts will find three boat launches and Deer Pond, which is ideal for swimming in summer and ice-skating in winter. Plymouth, which commemorates its 400th anniversary in 2020, is one of the fastest-growing towns in Massachusetts. At just over 103 square miles, it has the largest land area of any municipality in the state, and about 25 percent of the land is protected. Its population increased by nine percent from 2000 to 2010, according to U.S. census tallies. By 2030, town forecasts predict the population to grow to more than 75,000. Known as “America’s Hometown,” it is famous for its rich history and 37 miles of coastline. There are many reasons for Plymouth’s revival during the past decade, not the least being a revitalized downtown that includes the remodeling of several city landmarks. The popular waterfront, featuring a new promenade, has become a tourist destination with open-air restaurants and a plethora of shopping options, while iconic venues such as the Mayflower continue to draw visitors from around the world. “Plymouth has wonderful history and scenery, so this is the right village for the town and it’s the right development for the area,” Hogan says. “This is a dream that we’ve worked on for over a decade. To have it all coming together is just a wonderful, extraordinary opportunity.”

Rustic stone fireplaces are in keeping with the outdoorsinfluenced nature of the community.

Three-bedroom, 2½-bath single-family homes are being offered in the high $300s to low $400s and range from approximately 1,500 to 2,200 square feet of living space. A variety of home styles are available, from country and traditional New England farmhouses to carriage homes and classic two-story cottages. All the homes built in the first phase of development are located within walking distance of the village green.

A vaulted ceiling and glass front cabinets characterize many of the kitchens in Redbrook’s homes.

The bustling village includes a town green, meeting house, café, general store, nature museum, community garden, athletic field, retail venues, kid’s fun yard, dog park and YMCA. The meeting house can be used for gatherings and social functions and is equipped with a kitchen, large screen television, seating areas and a massive stone fireplace. It also houses Makepeace Farms, an old-fashioned shop where produce, jams, teas, ice cream and other specialty items can be purchased. The YMCA will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-sized swimming pool, a family swimming pool, a basketball court, a soccer field, and an early education and child care center.

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BY RACHEL ARROYO PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA Focus on: Roomscapes Luxury Design Center


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One of the biggest trends in interior design—especially in kitchens and baths—is the move toward minimalism, with rooms showing less clutter, simpler lines and ultra-organized cabinet interiors. Designs trends, as always, are a reflection of societal changes. Today, people have so much going on in their daily lives that when they get home they are looking for a peaceful atmosphere with less clutter and less stress. They want to lighten up, downsize, simplify and focus on what is essential. “Essentialism,” as defined by bestselling author Greg McKeown, is the disciplined pursuit of less. Embracing this philosophy, the designers at Roomscapes Luxury Design Center take the time to discern what is absolutely essential for each client, and then eliminate everything that is unnecessary. Instead of asking, “What do you want for this kitchen?” their designers often ask, “What do you want from this kitchen? Good design is not just about the floor plan, cabinetry layout or materials chosen, but also about how those choices make you feel. Most people want a home that makes them feel safe, calm and relaxed. They also want to be sure that their investment remains timeless and their choices current. Style, color, texture and organization of space have a huge impact on the way a person feels about a room. So, what are a few “essential” design elements that will help you create a functional and timeless, feel-good space?

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According to Roomscapes’ director of residential design, Judith GambleWhalen, today’s homes show less fuss and architectural ornamentation and favor streamlined moldings and a de-cluttered look. People are moving away from the traditional and not incorporating raised panel doors as much. Gamble-Whalen reports seeing an uptick in demand for flat-panel doors and simpler, recessed-panel doors as well as an increased interest in hardware. This is where the details, door style and moldings, will make the difference. A simple, large-scale cove molding can be used to lighten traditional cabinetry. In reverse, traditional cabinetry can be paired with no molding, which instantly lends an urban-contemporary feel. Lines have a significant effect on design. They create width and height or give the appearance of flow, movement or activity. Lines give a variety of visual effects. Horizontal lines give a feeling of security, while vertical lines give the impression of freedom White continues to be a classic choice for both kitchens (above) and baths (opposite page, below).

or expansiveness. Angular lines evoke action while curved lines are soft and

Style: Softening Traditional Lines

give a sense of comfort. Properly used

Kitchens of a decade ago made a statement! Design details were

lines create a pleasant effect. The best

elaborate, colors were bold, and cabinetry was heavy and formal. Today,

design will have a mixture of these line

more homeowners are opting for a “transitional” style, or what is also

types, but often we see one type taking

referred as “soft contemporary.”

the lead, and this leading line should represent the particular feeling you wish to portray in your home or kitchen.


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Identical-sized doors and drawers that create continuous horizontal lines are hallmarks of a timeless, modern look as seen in this kitchen designed by Judith Gamble-Whalen.

Color: The dominance of neutral palettes The choice of color in interior design is perhaps the most personal element. Everyone has a favorite color, and particular associations to certain colors. Colors can affect the feel of a room. Red, yellow, orange and gold give a warm aura, while blue, green, purple and silver give a cool effect. Beiges, black, browns, whites and grays have a neutral effect. Even if you love bold colors such as red or orange, you probably are not going to do your cabinets in those colors. Instead, you might bring those colors into the design as accents, choosing accessories, drapes, soft goods or other decorative materials that you can afford to change more often. Color tones in new or recently renovated homes are generally neutral, with an emphasis on soft color palettes and monochromatic themes. The many shades of whites, grays and taupes are the most chosen palette for the kitchen, while white seems to remain a timeless choice for the bathroom. In modern homes, designers at Roomscapes are also seeing touches of blue and green that are often desaturated or in very soft hues.

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Roomscapes’ residential designer and color expert,

Good lighting is hugely important when designing a room and needs to be

Julie Lyons, believes over time colors will slowly

considered carefully. Artificial lighting can change the appearance of colors,

become more saturated again. Lyons points to the

textures and patterns, either keeping them true or giving them an altered

increasing popularity of metal finishes as the first

appearance, just like LED lighting could add a cooler effect to any room.

harbinger of this change. She says, “We are seeing brass come back very strong, but with a brushed or antiqued finish, especially in hardware and appliance details.�

Space & Organization Space is affected by the number and size of objects in it. Many objects scattered throughout a room will most likely destroy the effect of a design because the space will have no apparent organization or unity, and most people want an uncluttered and well-organized kitchen.


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These breakfast bars (above and top), designed by Cameron M. Snyder, demonstrate the modern inclination to keep wares neatly organized and out of plain view.

The neutral palette of white molding against cream cabinetry is timeless. By adding colorful accessories and accents you can quickly and easily update a room. Kitchen designed by Cameron M. Snyder.

The contemporary aesthetic of everything out of sight and in its place also serves to provide efficiency and calm within a kitchen space. Everyday objects such as the toaster and coffeemaker are hidden behind retractable or folding doors. For the designers at Roomscapes, a lot of time and effort is spent designing the interiors of cabinetry. To keep clutter at bay, cabinets are designed with special partitions, custom drawer dividers, roll-out shelves, magic pull-out corners and custom storage features. The tendency to store plates under the counter and the use of “dish carriers� to easily organize, store and carry like-sized dishes are on the rise, many of the designers have noticed, either because the presence of windows lessens the available space for wall cabinets or because they provide easier access for children or the elderly.

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This bathroom, designed by Julie Lyons, mixes different materials in a neutral palette with striking results.

Looking for a cleaner, more streamlined look? The staff at Roomscapes are favoring less grout lines and larger tiles in backsplashes and flooring. In the bathroom, they are also seeing more floating cabinets and recessed toe-kicks that give a room a light and airy look. For aging-in-place seniors, designers recommend removing visual barriers and installing enlarged frameless showers or showers with no doors at all with zero-clearance entrances. Timeless Look Nothing will hinder the sale of a house more than an outdated kitchen or an antiquated bath, and since remodeling these rooms can be a substantial investment, most homeowners want to ensure a timeless look. A timeless look is one that appears balanced and proportional, no matter what the design elements. When designing and installing cabinetry, for instance, it is important to balance negative space — the space in between cabinetry (think: walkways, doorways, spacing between upper cabinetry) —which has a great influence on the timelessness and flow of any

Texture: Mixing materials

design. Staying true to the classic elements of

To add visual interest without making a room look too busy, use neutral or monochromatic

a certain design aesthetic will also create a

color schemes, which will better showcase textures and dimensional materials, says

timeless look. For example, contemporary-style

Roomscapes’ design resource manager, Lindsay Wade.

kitchens, regardless of color, will have almost identical sized doors and drawers that create continuous horizontal lines. It is the consistency of the lines that provides a timeless modern look; and while some colors may be trendier, white and neutrals will always remain current.

In general, mixing interesting textures and materials will help create a “soft contemporary” environment. The designers at Roomscapes are seeing ceramic or porcelain tiles with wood textures used for flooring; tiles with metal and glass inserts in backsplashes; hand-planed, distressed wood and even driftwood used for countertops as well as granite, which is often honed or leathered. A more traditional kitchen can be made “soft contemporary” by incorporating bits of non-traditional materials such as stainless steel at the back of an island

Timeless design is about creating a sense of

or polished nickel framed cabinets. And, of course, the “jewelry” of the kitchen, the hardware,

balance and order and a look that is as functional

can go a long way to soften or emphasize the final look of any kitchen or bath.

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Designer Gaye Weatherly uses tile and stone to draw the eye and engage the senses.

Focal Point Before entering, throw out any preconceived notions about tile and stone. “I love watching people’s expressions as they walk in. Most are overwhelmed; they’ve never seen anything like it,” says Gaye Weatherly, owner of Weatherly Tile & Stone. A wonderland of color, texture and pattern, the Portsmouth, Rhode Island-based showroom is rich with interior-transforming potential. From handmade Italian porcelain tile to ocean-hued glass mosaics, Weatherly’s carefully curated collection is dizzying and capable of satisfying a wide range of budgets and styles. “We offer exotic and specialized tiles as well as stone of unmatched quality,” she says. “Plus, our clients benefit f om exclusive design opportunities executed by craftsmen from around the world.” BY JENNIFER SPERRY Focus on: Weatherly Tile & Stone


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Top: Italian porcelain tiles, including wall tiles that emulate damask wallpaper and carved wainscoting, cover nearly every surface in this opulent bathroom. Above and opposite: Oceanside Glasstile mosaics lend sparkle and shine to a spa and sun shelf installation by Alpentile of Phoenix, Arizona.

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But what really sets Weatherly Tile & Stone apart is its owner’s willingness to go the extra mile. For clients near and far, she accommodates busy schedules with evening and weekend showroom appointments and, even more importantly, personally visits work sites to make sure designs are implemented properly and the installation is up to par. “For a recent 8,000-square-foot project, for example, I visited the site on an everyday basis for about a month to oversee the tile layouts,” she says. “I run my hand over the floor o make sure everything is flat and ven. I check countertop overhangs to make sure they are free of rough spots, that everything is polished perfectly,” she shares. The results of her careful attention to detail speak for themselves. One particularly luxurious bathroom—a serene study in beige—showcases Italian porcelain tile on every surface, including wall tile that emulates carved wainscoting. Another standout bathroom features beautifully iridescent glass mosaics—thousands of one-by-one-inch tiles— shimmering in the light cast by antique chandeliers and sconces. Weatherly’s services even include custom work, such as the application of a nautical chart or historic map to tile for a one-ofa-kind showpiece installation. Whether she’s helping with material selection or going the extra distance with job oversight, the designer is always willing to employ her extensive expertise to make a client’s experience with tile and stone as fulfilling as possibl . “I have a policy that I only buy and sell materials that I like, that way I can help clients get excited about them,” she admits. “My job is to make

A thick stone countertop with an elaborate edge pattern reflects this kitchen’s architectural elements.

But the real magic happens when selections graduate from the showroom

Oceanside Glasstile’s Elevation collection puts a modern spin on traditional subway tile.

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the entire process, from start to finish, omfortable, easy and fun.”

floo . Beyond just bathrooms, tile and stone are ideal design mediums for kitchens, bars, pantries, entry halls, pools, Jacuzzis—even custom furniture pieces. Whether a project calls for a luxuriously thick stone kitchen countertop or a pebbled shower floo , the potential for creativity is limitless. “Most clients come in with a specific look or vision in mind and we build on that,” explains Weatherly, who opened her original Portsmouth showroom in 2001 and moved just once to her current East Main Road location in 2003. “What makes my job fun is when clients let me introduce them to options and different materials they might not ordinarily consider,” she adds. Weatherly has amassed an impressive résumé of award-winning designs that grace homes as nearby as coastal New England and as far away as the Mediterranean and Caribbean. She specializes in working remotely with clients, often just from a set of blueprints. Although she won’t name names, she’s masterminded high-end tile and stonework projects for Hollywood A-listers and also ships her products internationally. 154

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The outdoor kitchen is fully equipped to function independently from the indoor kitchen.

That day came in 2012 when the homeowners completed a custom-built Arts & Crafts-style home.

Let’s just say it was the apple orchards of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, that made them do it. The apple farms, beautiful scenery and country living drew them in to buy the dirt that they would sit on for six years while hoping to “one day be able to build a (dream) home” on it.

But this is a story about a part of the house the homeowner called “an afterthought, an add-on, a wish-list item, a hope, a dream, the best decision I made.” “Building the house was not an easy task,” he says. “Even though I hired a builder, making all of those decisions with my wife was not easy. However, the backyard resort idea was mine and mine alone. I was determined to build a resort-like experience.” The afterthought is the fully independent outdoor kitchen, dining room and living space that features a wood burning fireplace. Out the backdoor between oak and maple trees lies a sport-court, a swimming pool and of course the apple orchards. The original design for the home called for a small 12’ x 12’ concrete pad that was originally going to be a simple screened porch.

Before and after dips in the pool, everyone enjoys each other’s company around the dining table. BY CHRIS MORDI • PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARYN B. DAVIS


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The idea for an outdoor kitchen came alive as the landscaping was being installed. Since it was essentially an addition to the house, the homeowners brought together the architect, builder, audio/visual consultant, interior designer and lighting designer to bring his “outdoor dreamscape” to life.

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a consistent interior temperature. A two-drawer refrigerator was installed, along with a keg tapper and a beverage center. A Hybrid Fire Grill, an Artisan Fire Pizza Oven and a two-burner cooktop were selected to handle the cooking. A roof was built over the space to protect it from exposure to the sun and other elements. Hidden around Not only does the roof give shade, but the dining area is “a phantom screen it also conceals an audio/visual system controlled by an iPad. wall system that with the touch of a button descends and encloses the dining area with three walls of screen protection,” says the “Architect John MacFarlane of JWM Architects designed my house, so it homeowner. Also hidden in the ceiling, and throughout the grounds, was a natural fit to have him work on the outdoor kitchen. My builder also is a Creston audio/visual system that is controlled by an iPad. An helped with ideas and placement,” says the homeowner. “Linda (of Linda enclosed outdoor shower complete with bathroom and changing Black Interior Design) advised me on colors, granite and layout and Robin room fully assures privacy while allowing family and friends to remain (of Lighting Design by Robin Doerfler) really knows lighting and advised outside and feel secure and comfortable. on lighting and fan placement.” Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet supplied the grill, pizza oven, cabinetry and refrigeration. In the end, it was mission accomplished for the homeowner: a resortstyle space that featured a fully independent outdoor kitchen, dining There were three goals in constructing the outdoor kitchen and the space and entertainment area that keeps everyone outdoors, enjoying each around it: create something impressive, make it easy to stay outdoors other’s company and the view that was originally inspired by the and capitalize on the property’s magnificent views. Making it easy to stay neighbor’s fruit farm. outside quickly floated to the top as the most important goal and it drove most of the design considerations. The homeowner said he wanted “to be able to go outside and stay outside and enjoy the outdoor living space without having to keep going in and out of the house for ‘things.’” He also said he was looking to be able to enjoy the outdoors from spring to fall in “uninterrupted resort” pleasure.

The outdoor kitchen features a Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grill, Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, outdoor cooktops, refrigeration and cabinetry.

The outdoor kitchen made the mandate possible. As the nucleus of the space, it had to have the same capabilities as an indoor kitchen. The owners and their guests had to have everything available outdoors, including plates, napkins, cups, even corkscrews. Weather-tight cabinetry was chosen for its ability to keep any errant rain and snow out of the interiors, so the homeowner could safely store everything from pots and pans, to table linens and cleaning supplies. Refrigeration needed to keep food safe and beverages cool on the hottest days, so the homeowner chose appliances that had forced-air cooling to ensure

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Translation BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH HATHON PHOTOGRAPHY Kitchen Design: Main Street at Botello’s Architect: Beatrice A. Bunker


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In the kitchen, Maple Dura Supreme cabinetry from Main Street at Botello’s features Arcadia-style doors in a pearl finish with a slate accent.

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The dining room was formerly the side portion of a wraparound porch.

Set atop Falmouth Heights with views of Nantucket Sound, the Tolman House is included in the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s list of historically significant buildings. While renting the house for several summer vacations, the Walsh family had no idea just how significant it would become to their own personal history. When the home, already imbued with happy family memories, came on the market just as Meg and Mike Walsh began house-hunting in the fall of 2013, it seemed like more than serendipity.

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While they loved the historical ambience, the home’s layout reflected its 1899 origins in a less positive way, with small closed-off rooms that didn’t suit their large family. They wanted to open up the interiors so the entire clan could gather together after days spent enjoying the beach, golfing and fishing. “We wanted a place that was welcoming and inviting,” says Meg. “We also wanted a space large enough that our family and friends could gather comfortably, but then have some removed spots where one could go for some quiet and privacy.” Good fortune prevailed again when the couple met Beatrice Bunker of Beatrice A. Bunker Architecture. “Beatrice gave us all that we wanted and so much more,” Meg says. “Working with her was such a

To maintain the “language of the historic home,” Bunker preserved the original heart pine flooring and other period details.

pleasure. She really listened to everything we were

After a time-consuming but successful permitting process, Bunker teamed with Kevin McLaughlin, owner of

saying and even when we were vague, she was

McLaughlin & Son, Inc., for the construction of the project, beginning by demolishing what Bunker termed

able to understand what we wanted. Beatrice gave

a “slap-on addition” and deteriorated detached garage. The new addition includes the main entry, a second

us a modern space that still has that older-home

staircase, a TV room, full bath and kitchen on the first floor. The second floor has five bedrooms, two full

warmth and charm.”

bathrooms, a powder room, laundry room and study. Paramount to Bunker was maintaining the “language of the historic home” and creating a seamless blending of the old and new structures. “It’s important to me and my customer that the new addition looks like it’s always been there, maintaining a sense of harmony and balance and continuing to fit nicely into the dense fabric of the neighborhood,” says Bunker. She achieved this by preserving whatever period details she could, including the original heart pine flooring. Salvaged pieces were woven in with new pieces of reclaimed heart pine in the living room and den floors. The dining room, formerly the side portion of a wraparound porch, retains its original floors, which were simply refinished. From the den, an exterior French door leading into the dining room maintains the sense of stepping outdoors to dine. New larger windows were installed to maximize the light and water views in what is one of the family’s favorite spots to gather. The spacious living room, now open to the kitchen, was formerly two rooms. Bunker removed two walls and a non-functioning fireplace to create an airier atmosphere. Now, the room comfortably accommodates the entire family, but is separated into two sitting areas for more intimate gatherings.

Formerly two rooms, the spacious living room is open to the kitchen.


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Family photos arranged on shelves are in keeping with the informal look the homeowners desired.

Adjacent to the living room is a cozy den, partitioned off by new decorative columns and half-walls that “stylistically reflect the language of the original

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point against the neutral grays without being too overwhelming and ties together the old-world feel.” A custom island made from knotty alder with a weathered finish and furniture-style bun feet evokes the look of driftwood. Kevin McLaughlin crafted the top from unstained refurbished walnut. What began as a vacation rental is now the Walsh summer home for generations to come. “We love the beach, but what we’re most excited about is that this

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Spotlight on Cory Farms Past & Presents

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At Cory Farms Past & Presents, shopping is a one-of-a-kind experience.


HROUGH THE DOORWAY of an antique barn, there is a twinkle of light. A cluster of taffycolored candlesticks nearly glow from their perch atop a rustic table, giving a playful burst of color to a room that mostly evokes an ocean breeze, with driftwood stars, cotton Ibiza throws, and crisp white pillows with Mediterranean-blue prints. If you imagine kicking off your sandals outside the door and curling up for a nap in the corner, you wouldn’t be the first. Such is the world of Cory Farms Past & Presents, where a cheerful salad bowl just right for summer picnics might have you suddenly dreaming of the French countryside, or a porcelain egg cup could transport you to a breakfast table in London. “I like entertaining,” says proprietor Denys Eftekhar, a former graphic designer who used to dream of opening her own shop—even back in her high school years, working part time in a store and imagining how different it would look if she were the owner. She was looking for the right space when she found the 1849 farmhouse in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. “I bought it in two seconds when I saw it,” she says. Over the past four years, she has transformed the bucolic two-acre property—boasting a farmhouse, three barns and a chicken coop—into the main gift shop, coastal-inspired “She Shed,” and thoughtfully curated “Antiques Gallery,” set among dreamy plantings and a collection of vintage tractors. “I wanted to create an experience where people could come in and see things they haven’t seen before,” says Eftekhar.


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Eftekhar finds her unique selection of gifts during her travels through Europe and the U.S. Her “Shore Finds” room is devoted to ocean-inspired items. Vintage-style kitchen towels and bright melamine dishes are fun for summer.

Her love of being a good hostess and eye for design are evident in each space, beginning with the vintage farmhouse kitchen, where Scandinavian dish cloths and artisanal honeys entice visitors alongside bright Melamine dishes, olive-wood serving trays, and creamy natural-wax candles in miniature milk bottles. “I love American- and Europeanmade products that are really beautiful quality,” says Eftekhar, who travels at home and abroad multiple times a year to seek out unusual finds. She is partial to artists—light-hearted donkey prints

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by local artist Nancy Whitin and hand-stitched bags from a shop in Cornwall, England, are two particular favorites—and she takes pride in cultivating a mix of affordable and high-end pieces. In the “Dining Room,” elegant wedding gifts and unique jewelry range from spectacular jewel-toned horticulture vases to flirty Parisian necklaces. The glittering array in her “Shore Finds” room includes pearlescent servingware, hand-

Left to right: Crisp pillows are displayed in the dreamy “She Shed.” Eftekhar cultivates a changing assortment of textiles, dishes and soaps in the shop “kitchen,” and playful donkey paintings by local artist Nancy Whitin are customer favorites. Dash & Albert woven cotton area rugs are smart purchases.

painted glass ornaments (from a ruby-striped lighthouse to a sparkling pirate ship) and creamy sea-salt soaps. Each piece is impeccably crafted, thoughtfully chosen, artfully displayed. “I buy based on color and texture and things that I love,” Eftekhar says. The recently renovated “Antiques Gallery” is a collaboration with her husband, a passionate collector who finds

Felt bunny slippers made in Nepal are hard to resist.

curiosities from magic lanterns to vintage microscopes, as well as antique instruments, timepieces and furniture, during their travels.


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At the holidays, the kitchen

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Finds” room, a formal holiday display in the “Dining Room,” and trees throughout. “It’s magical, fun, and brings out the kid in everybody,” says Eftekhar, who also hosts a Memorial Day antique car show and other community events throughout the year. This year, she was honored as the “Woman-owned Business of the Year” by the Newport County

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Pet-Friendly Floors Factory Carpet Outlet offers a range of options to protect against damage. BY DANIELLE RACITI


ELEBRATING 35 YEARS in the floorin business, Guy Williams, president of Factory Carpet Outlet in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, enjoys dealing with colors, designs and making things nice. “The floor overing business just felt like a place I liked to be,” he says of how he got into this line of work.

Factory Carpet Outlet offers a variety of flooring solutions or the home—carpet, area rugs, tile and stone, laminate, resilient vinyl, hardwood, cork, bamboo—and services to assist you in any size project. From in-home measuring and installation to design consultation, the team’s skills are top-notch, having years of experience guiding homeowners in their selection of proper flooring solutions or their lifestyle needs. Pet owners fall into a category that is getting recent attention from the flooring indust y, with the development of new and innovative products, tested and proven to withstand the wear of active families and pets. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), it is estimated that in the United States, 37-47% of all households have dogs, while about 30-37% have cats. With this number steadily growing, it’s important to implement clean and easy maintenance practices for day-to-day living when living with pets.

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Guy Williams, far left, says that the floor-covering industry “just felt like a place I liked to be.” At Factory Carpet Outlet, employees use skills like handbinding rugs.

When it comes to a full carpet solution, “the type of fiber is eally important because of its resistance to stain and its resistance to crushing and matting.” When choosing a pet-friendly carpet, homeowners should pay particular attention to the fibe s and Williams carries and that is having much success is the STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet, which comes with a special cushion system with a breathable moisture barrier to help prevent accidents from penetrating the padding and subfloor undern ath, and also helping to reduce odor. The Life Happens™ carpet by Shaw contains waterproof

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backing that come along with it. One line that

technology that is meant to protect a surface from spills before they become stains. Prevented from

When it comes to a full carpet solution, “the type of fiber is eally important because

seeping through the carpet, the mess stays a safe

of its resistance to stain and its resistance to crushing and matting,” says Williams.

distance from the flooring undern ath. Cold tap water

“However, maintaining the carpet is even more important. Knowing how to maintain

followed by a good cleaning agent is all that’s needed

certain carpets gives them longevity. It’s mainly about getting access to the problem

to remove the stain.

right away. And vacuuming. The more you vacuum the more the dirt comes out.”

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Other water-resistant flooring options wo th considering are COREtec Plus® by USFloors and Floorte™ by Shaw Floors, two luxury lines that hold up in high-moisture areas, offering both visual appeal and functionality. “I think people underestimate the quality they can actually purchase for the amount of money they want to spend,” says Williams. When it comes to protecting a flooring investment with pets in your home, it feels good to know that quality, style and practicality can align in a single product, and you can find a variety of these at Factory Carpet Outlet.

Factory Carpet Outlet offers a variety of flooring solutions for the home, including area rugs, laminate, resilient vinyl and hardwood.

At Factory Carpet Outlet’s 10,000-squarefoot showroom, clients find just what they’re looking for.

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A colorful and varied display in one of the Providence Picture Frame galleries.

A Peerless Print Shop Both homeowners and professional designers receive cutting-edge service at Providence Picture Frame. BY DANIELLE RACITI

The old adage rings true: A picture is worth a thousand words. But what about the paper it’s printed on? The frame that surrounds it? Or the glass that protects it? Providence Picture Frame is the oldest company of its kind and the largest art and frame business in New England. They think of these details, so you don’t have to.

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Above: A tailored home vignette by interior designer Sharon Cameron Lawn demonstrates a complex array of matting, framing and installation, all designed to fit a specific space.

A full-service print shop, Providence Picture Frame, founded in the mid-1800s, is known for its high standards and caters to a wide range of tastes, styles and preferences. From the smallest print, to the largest—40-inch-by-60inch prints are common—the team preserves memories and moments worth capturing forever. Using an advanced giclée process, they can take any image with individual rights—something you’ve photographed, a picture you’ve painted, a restored archival print—and either scan it or take a digital file and convert it to a print that will last up to 200 years. Now a one-stop shop, here work can be digitally repaired or reproduced using high-end digital printing at competitive rates. “We can take whatever image it is you already like and print that as is,” says owner Geoff Gaunt. “In addition to that, we also bring the full line of Photoshop and photo editing. We can change a color image to black and white or to sepia. Whatever it is to match the mood of the installation.”

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Above: An eclectic art and framing job polishes a high-end basement movie room. Right: A 40” x 60” archival print coming off the large-format giclée printer.

With a top level of print offerings and good pricing, Providence Picture Frame has become a resource for interior designers, particularly when a client wants to keep a family-heirloom image in the décor of a freshly renovated space. “Designers can come here and say they want pictures converted, or that they need an image to be huge,” says Gaunt. “We can make all of that happen using their clients’ images.” Keeping both frame and print in mind, Gaunt considers everything: the total size of a piece, plus the matte and frame, and where in the home a piece will be installed. “We can work out the whole equation,” he says. “It starts with the print. We print in reverse order. We have every tool imaginable and all the skills needed to make an image fit. We can print on canvas, metallic papers, on metal, acrylic. This helps designers get their vision done with real confidence. And installation is always offered—for our artwork or as a stand alone service. Designers really like that.” At Providence Picture Frame, clients work with someone who understands artwork and what it takes to execute a gorgeous installation in a timely manner. 188

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Above: Seaport’s flat panel exterior shutters with starfish cutouts charm the facade of a home in Chatham. Left: Custom carved navigational coordinates of a home in Chatham grace the front entrance.

Before long, people driving past the house were knocking on his door wondering where he bought the unique shutters with the nautical theme. He smelled a business opportunity and a new career path. “When I started the business, I told my wife it was a Chardonnay-induced decision to leave corporate finance and venture out on my own, but it has worked out pretty well,” says Malone. “We’ve been able to succeed because people want to see beautiful shutters on their house that are the right color and the right size.” He built the business while continuing to work full-time for the first five years, occasionally stunning customers by showing up for a potential job wearing a suit. “I was coming straight from work,” he says. “They were surprised to see me at night, but I had no choice. I had a day job. But I was planting a seed, hoping it would grow.” He used the money earned from his first big job to help purchase Seaport’s current building in Brewster, which once housed one of the Cape’s original gas stations. He also rented a space in Natick that catered to the suburbs of Boston. During his first summer in business, he took out a small ad in the local Yellow Pages to gauge interest, and then headed to the Cape for a three-week vacation with his family.

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Heart In a new location, Village Trading Company remains a discerning shopper’s paradise. BY VIVIAN HAIDAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIKA FERNANDES

In its sunny, new Cataumet location, Village Trading Company offers an array of gift and home items, including signed and dated Nantucket baskets handmade by local artist Lisa Bessette.

Village Trading Company, a local shop that specializes in unique home accessories, recently moved from Mashpee Commons to spacious new quarters on Route 28A in Cataumet. In the 20 years it’s been open, Village Trading Company has built a reputation on quality brands, distinct products and outstanding customer service. When current owner Lynne Freedman took over the business 10 years ago, she decided to focus less exclusively on high-end tabletop items— although she still carries a large selection—and offer more gifts and home items in a range of price points and for a variety of tastes. Village Trading Company has the largest selection of Simon Pearce blown glass on Cape Cod. Boasting a design that is simple, clean and timeless, the exquisite pieces displayed in the sunny front window are the epitome of fine New England craftsmanship. If Freedman is sold out of one of these customer favorites or doesn’t carry a specific item, she special orders it directly from the Vermont-based company. Although Freedman is the sole proprietor of the shop, she views her staff as partners who share her vision of providing the ultimate customer experience. They pride themselves on being both friendly and helpful, whether gift-wrapping purchases or carrying them to the customer’s car. “We try very hard to make the customer feel comfortable, whether they are browsing, redecorating or in need of a gift suggestion,” says Freedman.


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Simon Pearce • Bella Tunno • L’Occitane • Soundview Millworks Thymes • Portmeirion • Dune Jewelry • Peking Handicraft • Jelly Cat N O W O P E N I N O U R N E W L O C AT I O N 1379 Rte 28A Cataumet MA 508-539-0505 •

Always a go-to store for the finest tabletop pieces, Village Trading Company carries Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood, Sophie Conran by Portmeirion and more, recently adding Mariposa. Today, the store is expanding beyond tabletop accessories to offer home décor, including rugs by Dash and Albert, pillows by Marshes Fields and Hills, hostess gifts, baby gifts, lotions and soaps and, as of this year, beautiful wooden rocking chairs. “Although,” Freedman says, “we can’t gift-wrap those!” Freedman encourages customers to let her know if there is a brand they are unable to find on Cape Cod, which indicates to her it is something she needs to carry. “I like to believe we have something for everyone,” she says.

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resource directory APPLIANCES Clarke Corporation (Special Section Insert) 393 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA 800-842-5275 KAM Appliances (67) 201 Yarmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 800-649-2221 54 Old South Road, Nantucket, MA 508-332-4907 1176 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 781-829-0810

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN A. Tesa Architecture (2&3) 174 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 301, Newport, RI 401-608-2286 American Revolution Design (IBC) Hope Valley, RI 401-450-4636 Beatrice A. Bunker Architecture (166) 164 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth, MA 508-540-6577 Patrick Ahearn Architect (129) 160 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 617-266-1710 Nevin Square, 17 Winter Street, Edgartown, MA 508-939-9312 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (117) 101 Depot Road, Chatham, MA 508-945-4500 Thomas J. O’Neill, Inc. (IFC) Mashpee Commons, MA 508-477-5600

CABINETRY & ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK California Closets (171) E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. (10) 48 Rosary Lane, Hyannis, MA 508-771-4498 Longfellow Design Build (BC) 367 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 774-255-1079 Main Street at Botello’s (165) 26 Bowdoin Road, Mashpee, MA 508-477-3132 196

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Roomscapes Luxury Design Center (4 &15) 40 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 781-616-6400 Thomas L. Turcketta (142) Brewster, MA 508-385-3672

CONTRACTORS/BUILDERS B&D Custom Builders, Inc. (93) P.O. Box 21,West Barnstable, MA 774-994-1357 Bayside Building, Inc. (99) 1645 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 508-771-1040 Cape Associates, Inc. (105) 345 Massasoit Road, North Eastham, MA 508-255-1770 782 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-1010 203 Willow Street, Suite B, Yarmouthport, MA 508-362-9770 Capewide Enterprises, LLC (82) 153 Commercial Street, Mashpee, MA 508-477-8877 E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. (10) 48 Rosary Lane, Hyannis, MA 508-771-4498 Encore Construction (135) 103 Main Street, Dennisport, MA 508-760-6900 359 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 978-443-4700 Hostetter Homes (5) 770a Main Street, Osterville, MA 508-428-2828 Longfellow Design Build (BC) 367 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 774-255-1709 Nordy’s Construction, Inc. (111) South Yarmouth, MA 508-760-1114 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (117) 101 Depot Road, Chatham, MA 508-945-4500 Prestige Home Building of Chatham, LLC (6) 617-877-4750

Sweenor Builders (31) 12 High Street, Wakefield, RI 401-789-4341 Thomas J. O’Neill, Inc. (IFC) Mashpee Commons, MA 508-477-5600 Thomas L. Turcketta (142) Brewster, MA 508-385-3672

COUNTERTOPS Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. (155) 3030 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-5577

FINE ART/FRAMING/ PHOTOGRAPHY Green River Gallery (71) 1578 Boston Corners Road, Millerton, NY 518-789-3311 Providence Picture Frame/Dryden Gallery (189) 27 Dryden Lane, Providence, RI 401-421-6196

FLOORING Factory Carpet Outlet (183) 25 Esten Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-6996

FURNISHINGS California Closets (171) Digs Design Company (81) 115 Pendar Road, North Kingstown, RI 401-294-2178 Donna Elle Seaside Living (51) 9 Nobska Way, Nantucket, MA 508-228-4561 Cory Farms Past & Presents (175) 3124 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-3124 Fine Furnishings Shows (19) 80 Main Road #4, Tiverton, RI 401-816-0963 Lou Lou’s Decor (35) 104 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-293-5799 Margo’s (55) 27 Wianno Ave., Osterville, MA 508-428-5664

Nautique (41) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904 Pastiche of Cape Cod (7) 1595 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA 508-362-8006 Simpler Pleasures (23) 433 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-4040 Village Trading Company (195) Mashpee Commons, 1379 MA-28A, Cataumet, MA 508-539-0505 West Barnstable Tables (23) Route 149, West Barnstable, MA 508-362-2676

FURNITURE DESIGN American Revolution Design (IBC) Hope Valley, RI 401-450-4636 Nautique (41) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904

GIFT SHOPS Cory Farms Past & Presents (175) 3124 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-3124 Green Door, The (75) 130 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 401-885-0510 Kate & Company (21) 301 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 401-253-3117 Lou Lou’s Decor (35) 104 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-293-5799 Margo’s (55) 27 Wianno Ave., Osterville, MA 508-428-5664 Nautique (41) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904 Pastiche of Cape Cod (7) 1595 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA 508-362-8006

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Spotted Cod, The (21) 153 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 508-888-8263 Village Trading Company (195) Mashpee Commons, 1379 MA-28A, Cataumet, MA 508-539-0505

HEALTHCARE & FITNESS Cape Cod Healthcare (9) 27 Park Street, Hyannis, MA 508-771-1800

HOME CENTERS/BUILDING SUPPLY Main Street at Botello’s (165) 26 Bowdoin Road, Mashpee, MA 508-477-3132 Shepley Wood Products (25) 216 Thornton Drive, Hyannis, MA 508-862-6200

HOME DÉCOR/ACCESSORIES California Closets (171) Cory Farms Past & Presents (175) 3124 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-3124 Digs Design Company (81) 115 Pendar Road, North Kingstown, RI 401-294-2178 Donna Elle Seaside Living (51) 9 Nobska Way, Nantucket, MA 508-228-4561 Graceke (31) 22 Sextant Lane, Narragansett, RI 401-219-1669 Green Door, The (75) 130 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 401-885-0510 Kate & Company (21) 301 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 401-253-3117 Lou Lou’s Decor (35) 104 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-293-5799 Margo’s (55) 27 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, MA 508-428-5664 Nautique (41) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904

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Pastiche of Cape Cod (7) 1595 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA 508-362-8006 Simpler Pleasures (23) 433 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-4040 Spotted Cod, The (21) 153 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 508-888-8263 Village Trading Company (195) Mashpee Commons, 1379 MA-28A, Cataumet, MA 508-539-0505

INSURANCE Chubb (199) One Financial Center, Boston, MA 617-439-4440 Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency (13) 800-640-1620

INTERIOR DESIGN/ DECORATING California Closets (171) Chatham Interiors, Inc. (59) 1579 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-348-1450 Digs Design Company (81) 115 Pendar Road, North Kingstown, RI 401-294-2178 Donna Elle Seaside Living (51) 9 Nobska Way, Nantucket, MA 508-228-4561 Encore Construction (135) 103 Main Street, Dennisport, MA 508-760-6900 359 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 978-443-4700 Graceke (31) 22 Sextant Lane, Narragansett, RI 401-219-1669 Green Door, The (75) 130 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 401-885-0510 Lou Lou’s Decor (35) 104 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 401-293-5799

Margo’s (55) 27 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, MA 508-428-5664 Nautique (41) 1714 Main Street, Brewster MA 508-896-8904 Pastiche of Cape Cod (7) 1595 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA 508-362-8006 Simpler Pleasures (23) 433 Main Street, Chatham, MA 508-945-4040 Urban Interior Design (71) 626 Main Street, Harwichport, MA 508-367-7554

RESORTS/RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES Ocean House, The (16) 1 Bluff Avenue, Westerly, RI 401-584-7000 Redbrook (138 & 139) One Greenside Way North, Plymouth, MA 508-224-2600 120 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 617-630-4900 Wequassett Resort and Golf Club (1) Chatham, MA 800-225-7125 Meredith Bay 50 Lighthouse Cliffs, Laconia, NH 888-559-4141

KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN Apex Kitchens & Baths (159) 767 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 401-847-1532 Longfellow Design Build (BC) 367 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 774-255-1709 Main Street at Botellos (165) 26 Bowdoin Road, Mashpee, MA 508-477-3132 Roomscapes Luxury Design Center (4 & 15) 40 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 781-616-6400 Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. (155) 3030 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-5577

LANDSCAPE E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. (10) 48 Rosary Lane, Hyannis, MA 508-771-4498

SHUTTERS & SCREEN DOORS Seaport Shutter Company (193) 1714 Main Street, Brewster, MA 508-896-8900 3 Adams Street, Natick, MA 508-653-5535

TILE Factory Carpet Outlet (183) 25 Esten Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-6996 Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. (155) 3030 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-5577

TRANSPORTATION GMC (47) Hy-Line Cruises (166) 22 Channel Point Road, Hyannis, MA 508-775-7185 Pursuit (8)

LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING Harbour Lighting Boutique (185) 567 South County Trail, Suite 104, Exeter, RI 401-294-7959

MISCELLANEOUS Shipyard Brewing Co. (123) 86 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 1-800-BREW-ALE southern new england home 197

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Factory Carpet Outlet


Patrick Ahearn Architect



Polhemus Savery DaSilva


American Revolution Design


Fine Furnishings Shows

Apex Kitchens & Baths


GMC 47

Prestige Home Building


B&D Custom Builders, Inc.


Graceke Interiors


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Bayside Building, Inc.


Green Door, The


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Beatrice A. Bunker Architecture


Green River Gallery

California Closets


Harbour Lighting Boutique

Cape Associates, Inc.


Hostetter Homes

Cape Cod Healthcare


Hy-Line Cruises

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138 & 139


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Seaport Shutter


Shepley Wood Products


Capewide Enterprises, LLC


KAM 67

Shipyard Brewing Co.


Chatham Interiors Inc.


Kate & Company


Simpler Pleasures


Longfellow Design Build


Spotted Cod, The


Lou Lou’s Decor


Sweenor Builders


Chubb Insurance


Clarke Distribution Corporation Special Section Insert Cory Farms Past & Presents

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Thomas J. O’Neill, Inc.


Margo’s 55

Thomas L. Turcketta


Urban Design Interiors

Digs Design Company


Meredith Bay

Donna Elle Seaside Living


Nautique 41

Village Trading Company


Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency


Nordy’s Construction, Inc.

Weatherly Tile & Stone


E.J. Jaxtimer


Ocean House

Encore Design Remodel


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Best described as a coffee table magazine. It's big, it's glossy and it's gorgeous. With dozens of stories detailing the most exceptional ho...