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features of the region comprising Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is its characteristic feel. Perhaps the archetypal American seaside vacation spot, its steadfast charms have beguiled generations of residents and would-be residents, short-term or committed. The very place names exhale a certain aura of low-key living, never pushing or forward, even pleasantly shabby (if only in a genteel kind of way). Story after story, article after article—some in these pages— will mention sun and sky, dunes, shells, beach glass, gray shingles tailored with crisp white trim, salt spray, gnarled cedars. The timeless guardians of a prized mode of being. Yet this eternal demi-Eden has never really existed outside of the human imagination. The Cape Cod rhapsodized by Henry David Thoreau in the middle of the nineteenth century was a considerably wilder and more desolate place than we’re accustomed to contemplating. And already at that point, a lot of the desolation was manmade. As with much of the rest of Massachusetts, trees were few, most timber having

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been cleared for firewood; unsuitable crops and overgrazing by sheep and cattle had clogged many harbors with eroded soil. Altogether a far cry from the scenic waters and pleasantly wooded reaches we know today. As the Cape and islands became summer retreats for folk from more urban locales, the landscape gradually made a comeback and its romanticizing in the public imagination grew more general. Issues of architecture and development became more pressing. Evolving awareness made other passages from Thoreau’s Cape Cod sound especially familiar to present-day ears: “Generally, the old-fashioned and unpainted houses on the Cape looked more comfortable, as well as picturesque, than the modern and more pretending ones.” My point is that human presence and human community have been primary in shaping the Cape and islands and our conception of what they mean (a shaping that began even before the appearance of the first European boat on the waters of the Atlantic, but certainly accelerated thereafter). This magazine and many of its readers are part of that network of relationships, which makes us all in some sense responsible as the process of change continues today and into the future. We at New England Home try to do our part by emphasizing design that is sensitive to its natural setting and to its place in the communal fabric. But the fundamental secret, I think, is for all parties to keep in mind an idea possibly first articulated by Confucius some 2,500 years ago: don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want them to do to you. Whether the argument is over infill building, wind turbines in the Sound or a green stripe down Commercial Street, we must balance our needs as individuals with the needs of the greater society that makes up such a special region. If we always consider change with our neighbors in mind, the best natural and human qualities of the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will remain changeless.

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44 Summer of Love Elisa Allen is fond of every place she’s built and designed, but even after

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64 All Season’s Greetings A Chatham house is perfect in summer with its breathtaking

views and breezy decor. But its owners made sure it was designed to be ideal for their needs in the autumn, winter and spring, too. ARCHITECTURE: JOHN DASILVA, POLHEMUS SAVERY DASILVA ARCHITECTS BUILDERS • INTERIOR DESIGN: SUZANNE M. LITTLE • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: DAVID HAWK • PHOTOGRAPHY: BRIAN VANDEN BRINK • TEXT: MEGAN FULWEILER

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Departments 12 From the Editor 28 Artistry: Art and Soul of the Cape Provincetown has a long history of dedication to the

arts—and artists. The four profiled here offer a glimpse into the variety and quality of work art lovers can find in the town’s many galleries. BY LOUIS POSTEL 38 Made Here: Inherit the Wind In his Vineyard Haven studio, Anthony Holand crafts weath-


ervanes that go beyond the functional to become cherished family heirlooms. BY JACI CONRY • • • 84 Calendar of Events Special events on the Cape and islands with a focus on fine design. 88 Perspectives Cape and islands designers offer luxurious ideas for your outdoor spaces. 96 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful and now appearing in shops and showrooms

On the cover: A Chatham house by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders makes a breezy summer getaway. Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink. To see more of this home, turn to page 64.

on the Cape and islands. BY ERIN MARVIN 100 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in our featured homes. 102 Advertiser Index 104 Sketch Pad Cape Cod–based architect Doreve Nicholaeff marries tradition and modernity

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Provincetown has a long history of dedication to the arts—and to artists. The four profiled here offer a glimpse into the variety and quality of work art lovers can find in the town’s many galleries. TEXT BY LOUIS POSTEL


t’s the summer of 1979. You’re looking for just the right painting for your home. Where better to search for this pivotal piece than on the Lower Cape, a sandy stretch of land curling protectively around one of the most celebrated art colonies ever known? Provincetown has been home, at one point or another, to just about every important post-war American artist from Edward Hopper to Milton Avery, Franz Kline to Robert Motherwell. • “Where, then, are all the galleries?” you wonder as you try to weave 28 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2010

around the crowds. Instead you’re seeing sidewalk cartoonists, men in lobster suits hawking lunch menus, throngs of couples sporting “I’m with Stupid” t-shirts, and shops selling clamshell ashtrays and fudge. • And, indeed, for a while Provincetown’s artistic greatness was eclipsed by a carnival atmosphere. Thankfully all that’s changed, and these days the town’s artistic community is stronger than ever. • In the late ’70s, for example, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum was a kind of glorified artists’ club, lacking

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Artistry the physical resources to build a major collection, though many of its members had real reputations. Today the art association has expanded to international stature, thanks to community support and a recent renovation and addition by Boston architects Machado and Silvetti. Along with the Fine Arts Work Center, the go-to institution for emerging artists, the association is driving the town’s return to artworld prominence. Where before a few struggling galleries augmented tepid sales with t-shirts and bongs, there are now too many firstrate, high-end galleries to take in all at once. The artists profiled here embody just a sampling of the variety and quality you can expect to find on your next art-buying jaunt to Provincetown. • • • Architect and part-time Provincetown resident Thom Huth is a buyer. One of the Provincetown artists he favors is BAILEY BOB BAILEY, whose assemblages and sculptures Huth describes as “challenging . . . which is a good thing. It’s not just decoration.” Bailey was just Bob Bailey

when he won the first of two year-long Visual Arts Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in 1989. “When I Googled Bob Bailey,” he explains, “I found a Bob Bailey gospel singer, a Bob Bailey actor and a Pittsburg Pirate. So I came up with Bailey Bob Bailey. Now I pop up right away!” Bailey can often be found at The ArtStrand Gallery, which serves as his impromptu office. “Artists are clowns,” he says. “You have to risk just having a blast. Find yourself by going out of yourself. I’ll

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wake up and think ‘Today I’m going to make a twentynine-foot pole that’s a cross between an eel rake and clam rake.’ ” While it’s true there’s a free-spirited, even clownish play in Bailey’s work, it’s soon apparent this is not something to try at home. His pieces are just too well made, too precise in the way the plywood bends, the sockets join. Indeed, Bailey began adulthood as a furniture maker, perfecting his craft at the Wendell Castle School. “Now twenty years later,” he says, “I’m making things that look like furniture again: mirrors, chairs, lighting—but none very practical.” • • • Like Bailey, sculptor Clockwise from above: NATHALIE FER-

started out in design, not in furniture but as “modeliste” and haute couturier for Thierry Mugler and Christian Lacroix in Paris. In 1994 RIER

Bailey Bob Bailey, AfroRing (2008); Nathalie Ferrier, Tea Bag Quilt (2008– 2009); Bailey Bob Bailey, Rascal (2008) Previous page clockwise from top left: Bailey Bob Bailey, Black Swirl (2009); Tea Bag Quilt detail (2008– 2009); John Dowd, Blue Hour (2007); Anna Poor, Shredded Rat Skin (2008)

Artistry she moved to New York and, in 1999, to Truro. She currently teaches fiber arts at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Her home and studio is deep in the Truro dunescape a few miles up Route 6. Portuguese fishermen built Ferrier’s cottage in 1820 and called it La Madruga, or Dawn, presumably for the pearly ocean light limning its outline on many mornings. Later it was the home of John Dos Passos, genius of the Lost Generation writers. Ferrier shares some of Dos Passos’s rebellious spirit combined with her own wry French humor. “It was luck my great grandmother had such a long life,” she says. “She crocheted and knitted daily and she taught me. I still sleep under one of the blankets she made for me.” A queen-bed–size piece called Calendar Blanket 2008–2009 hangs in her studio, just out of reach of two friendly Labrador retrievers. Ferrier has meticulously crocheted together used tea bags into long rows and then embroidered each bag with a day of the month. “The protectiveness of blankets is a big theme with me,” she says. “The meditative, casual nature of crocheting can turn out to be large in scale, but almost always it’s a gift. My work offers this kind of shared experience.” • • • ANNA POOR was born to art. While the finance branch of the family helped to launch Standard & Poor’s, the other, in the person of painter Henry Varnum Poor, started the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Top left: Nathalie Ferrier, Maine. He later Thread Bobbin Spider (2007) Top right: Anna moved to Truro Poor, Amphora (2009) to paint alongLeft: Anna Poor, On a Limb (2002) side Edward Hopper. Anna’s mentor, Sidney Simon, bequeathed her the sculpting chisels she uses to this day. On the last day of her show at the art association, one of Poor’s many admirers and collectors stops to chat. Poor’s bronze bas reliefs remind her of German renaissance woodcuts, she says. Indeed, the re32 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2010

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Artistry painter on the Cape’s going to be compared to Hopper,” DaSilva says. “But Dowd is different in many ways. He’s more about catching the blue light of the bay and the ocean and less about psychology.” The year Dowd graduated from architectural school, he painted a few oils, which he placed in a craft shop opposite Spiritus Pizza, Provincetown’s magnet for latenighters. “One of the owners of Hopper’s cottage, Anton Schiffenhaus, was passing by with his wife,” Dowd recalls. “He happened to see the paintings and called me up. He said I should be a painter. And I thought, ‘Well, that sounds better than slaving away for some architectural firm.’ ” Dowd lives and works in a beautifully restored Provincetown colonial chockablock with Provincetown masters. Above: John Dowd, He paints in an Afternoon Shadows upstairs studio, (1997) Left: John Dowd, working through Industrial Twilight (1992) the night from sketches and photographs he makes during the day. Hanging on his studio wall is a painting—practically all blue—of a house just before dawn, featuring one very yellow window. “If you bother to look at anything long enough, you’ll find a story there,” says Dowd. Indeed, it seems on closer inspection to suggest the story of the Provincetown art colony as a whole— its near-death experience as well as its eternal promise and phoenix-like return to preeminence. • semblances are many: semi-Biblical arches, clear horizon lines, spirals, birds and water. Other elements, though, give central-European grotesquerie a distinctly twenty-first-century spin. One piece called Love, for example, tells a faux fable of a winged goose gnawing the bare leg of the girl riding it. Does she feel competitive with other artists, someone in the chat circle asks. “Not at all,” she says. “It makes me happy to learn another artist

has sold a big piece. I think we all feel that way and that’s what makes Provincetown so different.” • • • Short-listed for the art association redesign that ultimately went to Machado and Silvetti, architect John DaSilva of Polhemus Savery DaSilva remains a big fan of Provincetown artists. A favorite among favorites for him is painter JOHN DOWD. “I suppose almost any representational

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Editor’s Note Stroll down Commercial Street along the length of Provincetown and you’ll find a huge number of interesting galleries. Here are three must-visits, home to the artists profiled here. The William Scott Gallery, 439 Commercial Street, (508) 487-4040, www.williamscott The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial Street, (508) 487-1750, ArtStrand, 494 Commercial Street, (508) 4871153, Cape Cod’s best address



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In his Vineyard Haven studio, Anthony Holand crafts weathervanes that go beyond the functional to become cherished family heirlooms. WEATHERVANES—THOSE ANCIENT AND ENDURING SYMBOLS

of our dependence upon wind and weather—appeared in this country as early as the 1600s and became popular during the second half of the following century. American’s first documented weathervane maker was Deacon Shem Drowne, a Boston coppersmith most famous for creating the grasshopper weathervane atop of Faneuil Hall. Hand forged in 1743, the grasshopper still turns in the wind after two-and-a-half centuries. Weathervanes have held onto their popularity right up to today, but few manufacturers still employ the meticulous hand techniques Drowne used. Anthony Holand is one of those few, sculpting the iconic instruments entirely by hand at his Vineyard Haven studio. Holand owns Tuck & Holand Metal Sculptors, a storied establishment on Martha’s Vineyard. Opened in 1974 by Travis Tuck (whose first weathervane made an appearance in the movie Jaws), the business quickly gained renown, and Tuck was soon working on commissions for private owners and 38 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2010

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Elisa Allen is fond of every place she’s built and designed, but even after living happily in this Nantucket house for only one season, she’s ready to move on to the next. TEXT BY ERIN MARVIN • PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC ROTH • DEVELOPER/BUILDER/INTERIOR DESIGNER: ELISA ALLEN • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER: MATT MACEACHERN, EMERITUS DEVELOPMENT

Halved wooden model boat hulls hang over a spindle bench in the entryway. Facing page top: In the outdoor patio area, strips of green grass interweave between bluestone squares that match the pool coping. Facing page middle and bottom: Both the main house and guesthouse wear red cedar roof shingles and white cedar side shingles.


uilding a house is a lot like building a relationship: you start out by making tentative plans, figuring out what you like and what you’d change. You make compromises, sometimes even cosmetic adjustments. Eventually you start to picture what your life together might look like. Then, if all goes well and enough time has passed, you move in together. Of course, not everyone wants a long-term relationship. It’s not a fear of commitment that keeps Elisa Allen from settling down in one of the many houses she’s built on Nantucket—she just prefers the interest and passion involved in forging the perfect match to any “happily ever after.” It’s a pattern she and her husband, Mike, have gladly lived through again and again.

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After buying this particular property, two acres west of town, Allen tore down the existing house and then teamed up with architectural designer Matt MacEachern, with whom she’s worked on several past projects. “He basically designs the exterior and I design the interior and then we compare notes,” says Allen. “This house couldn’t have been improved on—it was a good combination of his vision and mine.” The result is a 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, Shinglestyle residence, along with a two-bedroom guest/pool house and a detached garage. The shape of the house was in part dictated by the desire to capture views of untouched conservation land that sits across the road. For the home’s own landscaping, Allen turned to her sister, Karolee H. Brown, a landscape designer, to shape the grounds and pool area. A pea stone driveway leads up to the house and loops

“This house couldn’t have been improved on—it was a good combination of his vision and mine.”

Inside, Allen carefully selected everything— from the pictures on the walls to the polished nickel Waterworks fixtures in the kitchen.

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around, where the front yard is planted with deer-proof foliage. The property, which sits at the end of a rural road, is home to a stand of mature trees that Allen fought to preserve. One in particular, an imposing, beautiful English white oak, sat in the middle of the compound. “It took everything I could do to protect it from people driving into it, taking big machines and ripping off branches by mistake or running over the root system,” says Allen. “But the tree was so beautiful and probably seventy-five years old—which is rare on Nantucket—that I did everything I could to save it.” The overall landscape design is angular and clean, with a long rectangular pool that’s nearly flush with the ground taking center stage in the backyard. Nearby, a patio dining table sits on a grid of twofoot-square pieces of bluestone interwoven with strips of green grass. Along one side of the pool, honey locust trees add height. Inside, Allen carefully selected everything—from the artwork on the walls to the polished nickel Waterworks fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms to the Sferra bed linens. Her goals were twofold: to create a comfortable home for herself, her husband and their two dogs, and to outfit the home completely so that when the itch to move on came again, any future owners would have little or nothing to buy to move in. “Being on an island thirty miles out to sea, it appeals to people that they don’t have to figure the logistics of how to get furniture out here,” says Allen. “They just want to show up and have a Nantucket vacation right out of the gate and not worry about rugs and curtains and lighting.” Allen not only built the house from the ground up, that’s the way she decorated it as well. “I started with a rug for each room, which dictated the color scheme and style,” she says. A custom Jonathan Adler chocolate-and-ivory basket-weave rug sets a neutral tone in the open living/dining space. Below a coffered ceiling, twin cream-colored sofas face each other in front of the fireplace, over which a ship shadow box is recessed into the wall. Matching bobbin chairs round out the comfortable, relaxed seating area. There is no formal dining room; rather, a trestle table perches in front of a wrap-around window seat banquette. Two steps up and overlooking the living/dining area, the kitchen sits awash in Carrara marble countertops and white cabinetry that was custom made by Nantucket-based Hoff Woodworking. The kitchen island’s mahogany top boasts a high-gloss boat finish, courtesy of Allen’s husband. “Mike’s a boat builder on Nantucket,” says Allen. “He builds boats one at a time, just like I do with the houses, and he winds up selling them when he’s done, too.” Furnishing a home that will eventually go to someone else means Allen has to subscribe to a “love ’em and leave ’em” at-

Oil-rubbed bronze antique lanterns hang over a trestle table in the casual dining area. Facing page top: Bar stools from Nantucket furnituremaker Stephen Swift offer seating around the mahogany-topped kitchen island. Facing page bottom: A map of Nantucket hangs on the library’s V-groove wall.

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Allen and her husband live in each house—“gently,” she says—for a short time before selling.

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A mahogany tall-post bed bedecked in white Sferra linens takes center stage in the downstairs master bedroom; Madeline Weinrib rugs, nature-inspired prints above the bed and a leaf-print pillow add splashes of green. Facing page: This seating area of cushioned wicker furniture and the white-tiled bathroom, with its twin vanities and claw-foot tub, are both part of the upstairs master suite.

titude—love the furnishings enough to buy them for the house but be able to leave them behind when she moves on. Take, for instance, the vintage Louis Vuitton trunk in the downstairs library. She found the trunk at a yard sale and it’s probably worth about $10,000. But as much as she loved it, she couldn’t not leave it. “When I furnish a house, the furniture is just as important as the architecture or the landscape,” she says. “If I had taken the trunk it would have taken away from the whole vision. I’ve learned to let go.” Two sage-green Madeline Weinrib rugs with complementing patterns anchor the first-floor master bedroom, with its antique French fainting chaise (“for all those drama queens,” quips Allen) and its mahogany Leonards bed bedecked in crisp white. The same cream-colored walls are carried into the master bath, where a large white tub sits on a platform

under two shuttered windows overlooking the side yard. There’s also a walk-in shower with two showerheads and a private toilet. A chandelier descends from the cathedral ceiling, hanging above heated alabaster marble floors. Upstairs is a large cathedral-ceilinged living room for more seating and three additional bedrooms (each with their own bath)—including a second master bedroom—which also boast Madeline Weinrib rugs and Leonards beds. Averaging a new project about once a year or two, Allen and her husband live in each house—“gently,” she says—for a short time before selling. In the case of this house, they lived here for only a summer. Now the new owners have moved in and Allen has happily moved on to her next project. If only all breakups were this easy. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 100. Summer 2010 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 51

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o many of life’s sweetest memories are forged during summers in a special place. Ask Mimi and George Bennett about that and hear the warmth in their voices as they recall the fifteen summers they took their family—children now teenaged and grown, some with kids of their own—to Martha’s Vineyard. They rented the same spot every year: a camp-like setting on a wide swath of land tucked between the ocean and a golf course. The main house, built back around 1912, is rustic and rugged, with exposed studs and rafters and a wide back porch supported with tree-trunk columns. Its many rooms can hold generations at a time, and eighteen people fit easily around the enormous rough-hewn dining table. The Bennetts loved everything about the place, called Big Camp, except the fact that it wasn’t theirs. So when land right next door came up for sale, they jumped at the chance to create a place of their own to build the next generation of memories. The couple named their new home Little Camp in homage to its older neighbor, though at 4,600 square feet, it’s actually quite a bit larger than its namesake. Downstairs holds the living and dining rooms, a library, the kitchen with a breakfast nook, a sizable mudroom and two guest bedrooms that share a bath. The master suite and two additional bedrooms occupy the second floor. It pays homage to its progenitor in ways that go beyond its similar name. While the Bennetts didn’t want their new home to be a carbon copy of the old, they did want to reproduce its casual ruggedness, its camp-like feel and its breezy spirit. Enter the team of Jacob Albert, Karen Kim and Eric Rochon of the Boston-based firm Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects. Taking the aspects of the Big Camp that the Bennetts loved most, the architects designed a long, low, narrow house. “We brought the eaves down low and added gambrel roofs,” says Albert. “There’s plenty of space on the second floor, but the house has a ground-hugging, horizontal quality. It’s important, in this community, for a building to have a low profile, not stick up on the landscape too much.” Because in most places the house is just one room deep, every space is washed with light, kissed by Summer 2010 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 55

Tree-trunk columns on the porch pay homage to the rustic house the family rented before they built this one. Facing page top: The exposed rafter ends look like stylized fish heads, reflecting the family’s love of fishing. Facing page bottom: The back porch is large enough to hold the extended family in comfort.

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ocean breezes and looks out on a gorgeous view of ocean or golf course. “When we wake up in our bedroom, we can see both those scenes,” George says. “To have a house that’s narrow enough to have both those views is pretty exciting.” Like the house next door, the wraparound porch gets its support from tree-trunk columns. In a touch of whimsy that references the family’s love of fishing, the exposed rafters that jut out from under the eaves look like stylized fish heads. With its cedar shingles already weathering to silver gray and its muted graygreen trim, the house nestles into its environment, looking as if it has been welcoming the family for summers on end. The camp feeling continues inside, where fir floors and white-painted, horizontally paneled walls make for a breezy, casual ambience. Like the architectural team, interior designer Victoria Baker looked for inspiration in the old house. “We wanted to replicate the feel of the old house, but give it a little more pizzazz, a little more color,” she says. Baker and Mimi settled on a foundation of browns that run the gamut from pale sand to dark taupe, and then added accents of turquoise and coral. Summer 2010 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 57

The living room’s comfortable furnishings echo the sand, sea-blue and corals of the beach outside. Facing page top: The big dining table is a copy of the one in the old rental house. Facing page bottom: Reclaimed pine tops the kitchen island.

In the living room, a sofa fitted out in textured linen keeps company with spindle easy chairs that look like antiques but are, Baker confesses, new. She covered them in a coral and taupe Jane Shelton fabric. “The pattern kind of looks like the bark of a tree,” she says. “It’s a reminder of the columns on the porches.” Shades of the sea turn up in decorative pieces, a painting above the mantel and the bluestone surround of the fireplace, and a Steven King rug, inspired by an antique hooked rug and incorporating taupe and sand, corals and blues, ties the room together. 58 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2010

“I’m one for timelessness,” says Mimi about her rug choice here and throughout the house. “I like to know that these will still be here in fifteen years, looking very cool—a little worn, maybe, with memories coming through the wear and tear.” Timeless describes the kitchen, too, with its island topped with reclaimed antique heart pine. Woven wicker chairs at the island and around the breakfast table add just the right casual, summery note. Some aspects of the old house were so loved they simply had to be copied for the new house. Case in

Every space is washed with light, kissed by ocean breezes and looks out on a gorgeous view.

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point: the enormous dining table, which held a special place in George’s heart. “It has tons to do with the soul of the place,” he says. Upstairs, the light-filled master bedroom is made even brighter with its white walls, sea-blue accents and cheery fabrics with lime and aqua florals on a white background. Mimi’s getaway spot, a sleeping porch and study with windows on three sides, sits just off the master bedroom. George doesn’t like to miss a chance to look out at the water, so the architects designed a clever shaving spot in the master bath where mirrors in front of him and behind him reflect the goings-on outside the window. It may hold echoes of the beloved old place where the Bennett family spent so many happy summers, but Little Camp is very much its own place, fresh as a summer breeze, warm as the summer sun and ready to make its own set of memories. “We cherish the fact that the old house had so much history, and we like to think the new place will as well,” Mimi says. “It’s magical,” George adds. “The people who built this place, their souls went into it.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 100. 60 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2010

Mimi Bennett’s study/sleeping porch has dramatic views on three sides. Facing page top: The master bedroom is an airy retreat. Facing page bottom: George Bennett’s vanity tucks sideways into the nook under the window. Mirrors above the sink and on the opposite wall give him water views while he shaves.

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All Seasons’ Greetings A Chatham house is perfect in summer with its breathtaking views and breezy decor. But its owners made sure it was designed to be ideal for their needs in the autumn, winter and spring, too. Text by Megan Fulweiler • Photography by Brian Vanden Brink • Architecture: John DaSilva, Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders • Interior design: Suzanne M. Little • Landscape design: David Hawk

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A circular drive provides a graceful entrance, while the lean porch— just large enough to suggest a traditional front porch—and graceful porte cochere streamline the design.

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summer house is generally all about sun and bare feet. Some of the best loved— with their piles of bleached seashells and informal drippingbathing-suits-allowed decrees—close up tight as beach umbrellas when autumn leaves begin to fall. For these forward-looking owners, such an abbreviated June-to-September schedule held zero appeal. On the contrary, the Chatham retreat they envisioned would welcome every equinox and solstice, including those whose icy winds can send you running for hot chocolate. They were even toying with the idea, as they told Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders,

the locally based firm they’d recruited to execute their dream, of some day abandoning their Boston house and making their getaway a year-round address. “I wanted a comfortable home where we could experience the seasons, one that would evolve with us and be suitable as a primary residence down the road,” says the wife. “The previous owners were here for forty years. They warned us to come with all the supplies we’d need because once in place, we’d never want to leave. They were so right.” Obviously, the site was already working its spell. Ask anyone involved in this project and after they’ve exclaimed over the breathtaking beauty of Oyster River lapping its way to Nantucket Sound right at the doorstep, it’s the contemplative quiet they laud. “You hear only shore birds,

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wind and waves,” explains Suzanne Little, an interior designer from York, Maine, who was also on board, as she has been for several of the owners’ previous homes. Of course everybody’s landscape love affair aside, there were dilemmas, too. The idyllic setting included an aging house and several outbuildings. In order to move forward with the couple’s long-range plans, the existing house and two smaller structures needed to come down. Their combined square footage became the footprint for building—one that, due to environmental constrictions, the architects couldn’t exceed. “Wetland set-back requirements also limited the width of the house that could run parallel with the waterfront,” says architect John DaSilva. And—another challenge— prime views lay perpendicular to the street.

Stone-walled terraces double living space. Below: Pale trim and weathered shingles suit the coastal New England site. Traditional hydrangeas ďŹ t, too. Facing page: The two-story family room advances into the owery landscape.

Every window frames heart-stopping views, and the Fortunately, constraints can yield the kind of inventiveness that leads to great architecture. Design principal DaSilva, working with the firm’s president and CEO, Peter Polhemus, and Aaron Polhemus, chief operating officer and principal builder, has created a striking sanctuary. Every window frames heart-stopping views, and the dawnto-dusk light is celestial. The team’s clever design ramped up the seduction factor of the site like never before. Today’s skillful solution, in fact, recalls grand seaside estates of the past. A porte cochere just large enough for a car to pass through separates the 4,700-square-foot main house from the garage. Above the porte cochere is an office, and above the garage are guest quarters. The owners pause to unload their groceries into the mudroom (a special boon on rainy days) before making the graceful loop into the garage from the side. No beefy garage doors stand along the home’s front to distract the eye. “Some of the best historical Shinglestyle houses appeared as if they were wrapped with a shingle membrane that was cut like wallpaper to make openings,” says DaSilva. “They also appeared light— like balloons ready to float away—but always tethered to the ground.” The same could be said of this design. Rather than the classic Cape Cod exterior of white trim and gray shingles, however, the trim is creamy colored to “soften the contrast and allow the grid of the windows to be strong but not overwhelming,” the architect says. Inside, the family room is tucked at the core with entry and den to the left (facing the street) and dining room, kitchen and master suite to the right. All the major rooms partake in the glorious south-facing views. But the double-height family room’s window bay juts out—“explodes” in the architect’s words—scooping up panoramic vistas from several directions. There’s even—how perfect?—a lighthouse on the distant barrier beach. Rather than plug the landmark dead center in the middle of the windows, DaSilva’s design cunningly slides it to one side. “Being off-center, it has more interest,” he says. Unlike many modern couples, these owners eschewed the open eat-in-kitchen approach and requested a dining room. 68 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2010

dawn-to-dusk light is celestial.

Classic paneling elevates the dining room. Facing page top: Designer and client used the sofa pillow fabric to jump-start their year-round palette. Facing page bottom: Bedrooms peel off airy second oor balconies.

The master bedroom’s chaise is the wife’s favorite reading spot. Facing page top: The master bath’s wave-like tile conjures sea thoughts. Radiant heat ensures coziness. Facing page bottom: The welcoming outdoor spa? Heaven.

Designer and client devised a restful palette to complement “The cozy kitchen is a great spot for my husband and me. But I love the idea of a dining room for larger gatherings and holidays,” says the wife. “This one is just right—elegant but casual.” A handsome coffered ceiling lends character, while a surplus of windows affords more unencumbered views. At night, classically inspired twin chandeliers—one of Little’s thoughtful touches that keeps in mind that the table is often extended— flood the space with an inviting warmth.

The master suite’s smart first-floor location is a nod to a future when the owners may prefer not to jog stairs. Why bother, really, when by simply opening your bedroom door you can step out on the terrace, walk to the hot tub and tend your flowers? The wife is an avid gardener, which accounts for the ever-fresh bouquets blooming all over. As they did for the other rooms, Little and the wife devised a restful, not overly summery palette to complement the out-

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doors. Pretty antiques are combined with new traditional-style furnishings, cleverly fudging centuries. Window treatments are consistently straightforward: matchstick bamboo shades in the bedroom, plantation shutters for the his-and-hers bath. The bath’s creamy white walls and snowy Thassos marble floor, according to Little, give the room a tailored ambience that’s neither overtly feminine nor masculine. A dainty chandelier may be a frill, but certainly of the kind a man could appreci-

the outdoors. ate. “These rooms have longevity. Nothing is too trendy. Down the road, they’ll still look good, never dated,” Little says. Three additional personality-filled bedrooms are set aside for visiting children and guests on the generous second floor. No surprise, there’s a non-stop number of friends and family hoping for an invitation to this welcoming home be it a steamy July or a frosty December. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 100.

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An addition to an existing post-andbeam house on Nantucket gave its new owners a wide porch and more formal entry area. Facing page: A schooner painting by William P. Stubbs gets prominent placement in the entry hall.

Love at First Sight The allure of Nantucket proves so strong for one Midwestern couple, it could only be satisfied by an island home of their own. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL PARTENIO • ARCHITECTS: LYMAN PERRY AND SCOTT HUTTON • BUILDER: RON WINTERS, THIRTY ACRE WOOD • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: ELIZABETH O’ROURKE, JARDINS INTERNATIONAL

Each puff of wind makes summer on Nantucket memorable. Close your eyes and the scent of rosa rugosa envelops you in its sweetness. Breathe deeply and you can taste the salt blowing off the Atlantic’s chilly waters. • Some visitors come to stay on Nantucket in the name of tradition. For others it’s a fashionable destination that affords the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the country’s elite. Then there are those lucky few who get Nantucket in their blood. Unable to shake the allure of gray shingles and white trim, the island’s ever-changing beauty and friendly encounters with the people who live here, they find themselves committing a bit more of their hearts and souls on each annual visit. • For this Midwestern couple, it took no more than a day trip to the

A whale carving that once hung on the outside of a ’Sconset house dominates the living room, with its whitewashed walls and ceiling. Facing page top: A window seat wraps the perimeter of the living room. Facing page bottom: Built-in wooden benches line the patio and serve as additional seating for entertaining.

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island, during a visit to the Cape, to get hooked. The following summer they spent a week in the famed White Elephant Inn. Subsequent summers involved extended house rentals until finally they found themselves on the phone, buying a house—sight unseen— that had just come on the market. From a few fuzzy photos over the Internet they could see their Nantucket dream emerging. They committed to the not-so-old house in Wauwinet, and the real labor of love began. Experienced renovators, the couple redid the kitchen themselves in the blink of an eye, tiling the countertops and faux painting the cabinetry light green before deciding that making the house their own was perhaps a bigger project than they had first imagined. An island friend suggested a builder, Ron Winters of Thirty Acre Wood, who in turn encouraged the couple to call Lyman Perry Architects, a firm with a Nantucket history that dates to the early 1970s. Scott Hutton, then a project architect with Lyman Perry, formulated a redesign for the post-and-beam structure that would infuse the home with craftsman details to build on its character. While renovating the original part of the house, which included adding a dramatic vaulted ceiling in the living room, the home-

A reproduction lace-maker’s table holds summer’s bounty. Sconces set into painted wood beams add ambience in the evening. Facing page top: The table has an end drawer for storing linens. Facing page bottom: The kitchen’s tiled countertop and green faux-painted cabinets add to the home’s cottage look.

owners also decided to add a garage with what became a master suite above. The extra space and length across the back of the house gave them the opportunity to create a beautiful backyard entertaining space complete with an outdoor kitchen and grill area. It’s an upside-down house, meaning bedrooms (with the exception of the master suite) are located on the ground floor, while the kitchen and dining and living rooms are on the second floor. This not only gives the public spaces a lofty feel, but also makes the most of the ocean views. On the first floor Hutton removed walls and created a new entrance. On the second floor he opened up the space and designed a beautiful new stairwell to allow for more breathing room. In the attic he built an under-the-eaves office for the husband, while the master bedroom plan included a built-in desk area for the wife. Besides their architectural collaboration, the homeowners also worked with Hutton to finish the interiors. The wife chose the upholstered pieces and art and worked with Hutton to develop the beachy palette of blues, greens and neutrals for a soothing scheme remi-

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The master bedroom’s open bookshelves hold an array of Nantucket baskets, some of which the homeowner made. Facing page top: Simple tile and clean whites make for a fuss-free master bath that doesn’t skimp on luxury. Facing page bottom: The wife’s office area is part of the master suite.

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niscent of the lichens, sand and water on Nantucket. “Paired with gray, those colors influence every room in the house,” Hutton says. The husband’s one request—the antique chestnut floors that run throughout the house— made a beautiful foundation for the design choices that followed. “It’s different from other antique woods,” says Hutton. “It has a deeper color and character, and its wormy nature gives it extra depth.” In the upstairs living room a window seat hugs the perimeter, broken only by the fireplace with its black slate hearth and a mosaic surround of frosted glass ovals that look like tumbled beach glass. Easy-going slip-covered furnishings, mixed with a hand-carved rocker and a painted chair the homeowners found in an island shop, are in keeping with the homeowner’s desire to keep things simple. “I wanted a non-fussy house,” the wife says. “This is a house you can just sweep out.” Dining out is the norm, naturally, but for occasions that call for eating in, Hutton made space for a tiny dining room that opens to the living room and kitchen. The wife found the table, a twentieth-century mahogany reproduction of an eighteenth-century lacemaker’s table, at Nantucket’s Sylvia Antiques. When the couple entertains on a larger scale, the sides fold down and it becomes a buffet. The master bedroom and bath are a getaway unto themselves with a cushioned window seat nestled between two built-in bookshelves. Hutton designed the antique chestnut bed, which was crafted by Austen Winters, builder Ron Winters’s son. It was Ron who suggested the shutters at the windows, lending the room a cozy cottage feel. In the master bath, a ceramic tile floor and glass shower tiles in sea tones evoke the ocean. Simple white sinks under spacious medicine cabinets mean clutter is kept to a minimum. “Our bedroom and bathroom are very peaceful,” the wife says. “It’s the beach. It’s supposed to be easy-breezy.” Easy-breezy: an apt description for both the house and the couple’s experience with renovating it. “It was such an amazingly fun project,” the wife says. “I did not want a big house; we just wanted a house we could live in. The most important thing though, is that it’s Nantucket. We feel so happy to be here.” From a second-floor deck on the back of the house, the pair can view the sun sinking into the ocean. It’s easy to picture them standing watch as the light fades on a warm summer evening, two people making their own memories of irresistible Nantucket. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 100.




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Architectural Walking Tours of Main Street Nantucket

distinctive architectural landmarks, the diminutive Victorian cottages at the Camp Meeting Association grounds, a National Historic Landmark. The ninety-minute tours include a visit to the Cottage Museum. Oak Bluffs; (508) 6930525;; Tues. and Thurs. at 10 a.m.; $10

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The hour-long tour, sponsored by the Nantucket Preservation Trust, features thirty buildings that reveal a wide range of architectural styles—each building has a story to share about Nantucket’s past. Nantucket; (508) 228-1387; www.; Wed.–Thurs. at 9:30 a.m.; $10


Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Show Through July 4

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and Museum’s Annual Spring Consignment Auction Presenting fine art and objects from Provincetown and around the globe including contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture pieces and highquality collectibles. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 7 p.m.

Some of the Cape’s finest artists will display their work in a variety of media at this event. At the Town Green (across from Town Hall), Eastham; www.artisans; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free Jack Tworkov Exhibition Through August 22

This comprehensive survey of paintings by Jack Tworkov, who remains among America’s great painters, includes major works completed over five decades, representing distinct periods and grand transitions in the life of the artist. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;

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Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery Nantucket • (508) 228-0294 Favorite Island Haunts Exhibition June 18–July 2 Featuring artist Randy Hudson

Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 13th Annual Secret Garden Tour A walking tour of ten fragrant and visually stunning private gardens in Provincetown. Guests are led through hidden stone paths and crooked wooden walkways into borders and beds of specimen plants, common and exotic flowers, and lush greenery. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $30

Nantucket • (508) 228-4300 Anthony Panzera July 9–21 A series of works examines the sea and coastline of Nantucket, a subject that has inspired and captivated Anthony Panzera since 1978 Sean Beavers August 20–31 Sean Beavers is rapidly gaining a national reputation for his take on contemporary realism

The Granary Gallery West Tisbury • (508) 693-0455

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Provincetown (508) 487-4424 www.albertmerola Fritz Bultman and Michael Mazur June 4–24 Exhibit features selected works of various mediums

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Garden Tour This year’s theme is “Find Yourself in a Garden.” Light refreshments will be provided. Advance tickets are available in Orleans at Nory’s, Main Street Gourmet, Snow’s and Agway; day-of-tour tickets for sale at the Orleans Historical Society. Orleans;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $15-$20

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Tour of Oak Bluffs Cottages Through August 28

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Crafts Street Fair This event features more than 200 artisans and craftspeople displaying their wares. Booths line both sides of Main Street, as the town closes the street to vehicle traffic. You’ll also find plenty of

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Calendar food and entertainment throughout the day. Main St., Falmouth Village; (508) 566-9884; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; free

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Visit a number of lovely private gardens in Sandwich at your leisure, then enjoy light refreshments overlooking the wildflower garden at the Green Briar Nature Center. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich; (508) 888-6870; www; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; $15




Nantucket Summer Kitchens Tour Sponsored by the Nantucket Preservation Trust, the tour features historic homes and kitchens on Union Street in Nantucket. The tour will focus on how homes can be sensitively updated and historic kitchens incorporated into everyday life. Nantucket; (508) 2281387;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $45 12th Annual Evening of Discovery The annual dinner will be held at a private home on a glorious bluff overlooking the Edgartown Harbor. Spectacular silent and live auctions cap the delightful midsummer evening. Cocktails will start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a live auction that benefits the museum at 8 p.m. Tower Hill, Edgartown; (508) 627-4441;; 6–9 p.m.; $175–$350 Osterville Village Day Parade: Antique Car Show Watch a parade of more than sixty cars on Main Street in Osterville, then take a closer look and speak to the owners at the museum grounds. Osterville Historical Society and Museum, Osterville; (508) 428-5861; www.osterville; noon–3:30 p.m.; free

Jazz Band. Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth; (508) 548-4857; www; 5:30–8 p.m.; $90

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36th Annual House Tour This annual house tour features six homes, both old and new. The tour requires driving and some walking. Tickets are available at the Historical Society Museum and the Wellfleet information booth. Wellfleet; (508) 349-2920; www; 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; $18

Addison Art Gallery Orleans • (508) 255-6200



25th Annual Pops by the Sea Under the baton of maestro Keith Lockhart and a celebrity guest conductor, this fundraising concert usually draws a live audience of more than 15,000. Gates open at 1 p.m. with pre-show entertainment. Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis; (508) 362-0066; www.arts; 5–7 p.m.; check Web site for pricing Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association’s Indoor Summer Show Through August 7

More than sixty exhibitors display a wide range of European and American antiques: artwork, furniture, pottery, glassware, porcelain and thousands of other antiques. Nauset Middle School, Orleans;; Fri. 5–8:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; check Web site for pricing


Interpreting the New England Landscape July 23–30 Join twelve award-winning artists from throughout New England for a diversity of intriguing looks at the world around us

Falmouth Art Gallery Falmouth Fall Sail July 31–August 28 This regatta-themed exhibit features important work by Alexander Creswell, Philippe Gavin, Charles Napier Hemy and others

The Schoolhouse Gallery Provincetown • (508) 487-4800

Nantucket Historical Association’s August Antiques Show Through August 8

This annual antiques show draws highend vendors from around the country. Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd., Nantucket; (508) 228-1894 ext. 130;; preview Thurs. 6–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. –4 p.m.; $125 for preview, $15 for show

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Now in the Galleries

Jazz in the Garden This is a swingin’ fundraiser to support the programs at the Museums on the Green, featuring the New Black Eagle

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55th Annual Nantucket House & Garden Tour The annual house tour (and gardens, too!) has offered a glimpse into many of the island’s historic and new homes and gardens. Each year a different neighborhood is selected and garden club members provide exquisite flower arrange-

Adam Davies August 6–25 Photographer Adam Davies explores various urban and rural landscapes

North Water Gallery Edgartown • (508) 627-6002 Michael Frith August 12–25 A solo exhibition of work by maritime painter Michael Frith

ments to complement the rooms in each home. Cliff Road, Nantucket; (626) 233-8060; club; 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; $40


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Grand Illumination Night Watch as traditional Chinese paper lanterns burn through the night at the Oak Bluffs campground. A concert featuring a community sing-along and band accompaniment will precede the illumination. Tabernacle, Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs; (508) 693-0525; www.mvy .com; 7 p.m.; free

27 Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Show Through August 28

Some of the Cape’s finest artists will display their work in a variety of mediums. At the Town Green (across from Town Hall), Eastham; artisansguildofcapecod; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free

28 40th Annual Falmouth

Antiques Show and Sale Browse a wide variety of furniture and artwork at this annual antiques show, held on the museum grounds. Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 Palmer Ave., Falmouth; (508) 548-4857; www; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; check Web site for pricing

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SEPTEMBER 27 Provincetown Art Association

and Museum’s Annual Fall Consignment Auction Presenting vintage fine art by prominent Provincetown artists. A preview of included works will be on view September 3–19 online and in PAAM’s galleries. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 7 p.m.


Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival Through October 16

The annual festival celebrates the very best of the island’s local food and wine, featuring in particular the fresh seafood and produce for which the region is known. An array of renowned chefs combine forces to create seasonal menus that showcase the local flavor. Edgartown; (508) 939-0880; www.mvfood; check Web site for pricing •

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Weatherend Dining Table “The most durable wooden outdoor furniture on the planet is made by Weatherend in Maine. My favorite dining table from the collection is the Crosspoint Table in White Yacht finish. Weatherend uses yacht-building skills and materials to produce strong, great looking pieces.” THROUGH JANUS ET CIE


Summer Classics Dining Set “Made of cast wicker, the Tuscany collection is versatile, child friendly and can endure all types of weather. There are many gorgeous fabrics to choose for the chairs, which come in both stationary and swivel versions.” AT SHOWROOMS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND, WWW.SUMMERCLASSICS.COM


Barcelona Table by JANUS et Cie “This square dining table is one of my favorite pieces in the incredible line offered by JANUS et Cie. The updated frame is complemented by a frosted glass insert that gives an airy, cool feel while being practical and easy to clean.” BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 737-5001, WWW.JANUSETCIE.COM

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JANUS et Cie Spa Recliner “I can’t think of a better way to relax than in this piece, available with a companion ottoman. It has a hidden ‘infinite’ recline mechanism that allows an unlimited range of back heights, and its handwoven fiber on powder-coated aluminum makes it durable.” THROUGH JANUS ET CIE


Lee Industries’ Mimosa Chair “The classic, sophisticated lines of the Mimosa dining chair make it a winner at any dining table, but it also stands on its own very well. Built to withstand the elements, this goodlooking chair brings all the comfort of the indoors to the outdoors.” AT SHOWROOMS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND, WWW.LEEINDUSTRIES.COM


Century Furniture Chaise “This beautiful chaise is powdercoated cast aluminum with a rich cordoba finish. I particularly like the flexibility of the removable canopy.” AT SHOWROOMS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND, WWW.CENTURYFURNITURE.COM

Karen Booraem, of Decorating Den Interiors, believes a well-designed house goes beyond surface style to reflect the passion of the person who lives there. She shares her own passion for design with clients to create warm, welcoming and timeless environments. EAST HARWICH, (508) 4321228, HTTP://LOCAL.DECORATINGDEN.COM/KBOORAEM/

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Light, Beauty, Function.......Excellence in Lighting Design

Lux Lighting Design provides professional lighting design that incorporates the understanding of the intrinsic properties of light, space, artistry and the construction process itself. This can make the difference between a great looking home, and a beautifully sculpted space with multiple layers and effects. Doreen Le May Madden, president/designer leads Lux Lighting Design’s creative team with projects’ end results that consistently exceed clients‘ expectations. Using comprehensive knowledge of lighting products, detailed lighting plans are created with specification of all integrated and decorative lighting, for interior and exterior areas, with custom designed control systems. Lighting energy use is fully documented. All energy efficient designs address quality of light aesthetics and comfort. The end result is a harmonious lighting environment that emanates the owner’s personality and addresses their lifestyle.

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“A balance of light is achieved by our strategic placement of integrated lighting and custom decorative that provides desired subtle sparkle.” Doreen Le May Madden LC, CLC, IES


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Acushnet River Antiques’ Balloon Bottle “This is a great source for vintage outdoor furniture and accessories. I never walk away empty handed. My latest find was this jumbo balloon bottle. I love the way it looks and reflects light in the garden.” NEW BEDFORD, MASS., (508) 992-8878


Pumpkin Pond Farm’s Coral Planters “A unique addition to any gardenscape. Tuck a few into the edge of your garden beds for accent and texture or use them as a centerpiece for the outdoor dining table. Their organic shape makes them appealing, and they look fabulous planted with a collection of succulents.” NANTUCKET, MASS., (508) 3324750, WWW.PUMPKINPONDFARM.COM


If Kathleen Hay’s design work has a trademark “look,” it would have to be described—like the items she suggests for outdoor living— as clean, sophisticated, chic and always comfortable. NANTUCKET, (508) 228-1219, WWW.KATHLEENHAYDESIGNS.COM

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Imax Urns “This beautiful set of three metal urns would be a welcome addition to the entryway of your home or simply displayed in various outdoor locations.” THROUGH KAREN BOORAEM, DECORATING DEN INTERIORS, (508) 432-1228

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Summer Classics Lamp “I especially like the Verona slate lamp because it works across the board with any style of outdoor furniture. It’s available in both table and floor versions.” AT SHOWROOMS THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND, WWW.SUMMERCLASSICS.COM


Planika Fire Feature “I can’t think of a more hip addition to the patio or garden than one of these fire features. They operate on a smokeless, scentless bio-ethanol fuel that’s safe for the environment, they throw light as well as heat, and they can be used indoors when summer ends.” THROUGH ROY MATTSON, ESSEX, MASS., (978) 7683688, WWW.PLANIKAUSA.COM


Reconditioned Ship Lights “Reconditioned ship lights have a classic New England nautical feel, and they only get better looking as they weather.” THROUGH TRACKER HOME DECOR, EDGARTOWN, MASS., (508) 6278725, WWW.TRACKERHOMEDECOR.COM

Martha’s Vineyard–based John Murphy, owner of Tracker Home Decor, believes in a restful interior with clean, comfortable lines. His decorating philosophy is simple: “I think your home should be filled with things— and people—that you really love.” EDGARTOWN, (508) 627-8725, WWW.TRACKERHOMEDECOR.COM

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New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful and now appearing in shops and showrooms on the Cape and islands BY ERIN MARVIN







1 This vintage teak shutter cabinet from Peach Tree Designs is 100 percent eco-friendly, made from reclaimed and restored teak planks and wood sourced from old buildings and shipyards. Each four-drawer piece is unique, so colors and distress levels will vary. YARMOUTH PORT, (508) 362-8317, WWW.PEACH TREE DESIGNS .COM

2 Hand-hooked rugs from Claire Murray capture the true essence of coastal cottage charm. We’re especially fond of this Nantucket Cottage runner, which depicts the gray weathered shingles, white picket fences and pastel-colored blossoms the island is famous for, all trimmed with a quaint green-ticked border. NANTUCKET, (800) 252-4733, WWW.CLAIREMURRAY.COM

3 Dreaming of a tropical getaway this summer? No need to travel farther than your back patio after hanging the new Coconut lamp from Nantucket Lightshop. Beaded framework wraps around a cylindrical soft shade, adding a bit of island ambience to any casual outdoor dining area. NANTUCKET, (508) 228-6653, WWW .NANTUCKET LIGHTSHOP.COM

4 Even the most amateur of cooks will feel like an executive chef when cooking with the new Jenn-Air Professional series of appliances. Now available at Ferguson, the suite of appliances includes refrigeration, dishwashers, ranges, microwaves, hoods and wall ovens, all showcased with seamless glass surfaces and slightly curved handles. MASHPEE, (508) 539-8704, WWW.FERGUSON.COM

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5 Need to relax? Put your feet up on the Fulling Brook ottoman from Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Co. Though the cheery, sunflower-yellow pattern shown here is sure to brighten any room, sixtyplus fabric options—most of which are recycled or renewable—allow the ecofriendly ottoman to fit any decor. (888) 305-7891, WWW.MVFURNITURECO.COM

6 John Derian rings in the summer season with a new line of decoupage plates. Famed for his vintage and sometimeswhimsical prints, this time Derian captures the spirit of sailing the high seas. Clara, a nineteenth-century sailboat, is one of four new seven-inch round plate designs. PROVINCETOWN, (508) 487-1362, WWW.JOHNDERIAN.COM

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7 Need help turning an ugly duckling of a room into a swan? Why not start with a vintage Swedish print from Biologi? A selection of these unique, avian-inspired prints is tucked amidst the fresh flowers, luxurious linens and handpicked antiques inside Nochi on Martha’s Vineyard. VINEYARD HAVEN, (508) 693-9074, WWW.NOCHI MV.COM

8 Casual Designs of Cape Cod offers the perfect backyard accessory: Chiminea is perfect for heating outdoors, grilling your favorite meats or simply adding an ambient fire to your outdoor parties. HARWICHPORT, (508)432-9045, WWW .CASUAL DESIGNS OF CAPE COD.COM

9 Though Paul White Woodcarving has long been renowned for majestic, intricately carved eagles (often finished in twenty-three-karat gold), we were surprised and delighted to learn that the talented craftsmen also hand-carve other decorative objects such as these brightlycolored fish. SANDWICH, (508) 888-1394,

11 We were instantly enamored with this whimsical Octopus Candelabra from Shor. This must-have for contemporary coastal homes is hand-cast in pewter; four tentacles embrace your favorite taper candles and provide a nautical glow to your surroundings. PROVINCETOWN, (508) 487-7467, WWW.SHORHOME.COM


10Nantucket Looms is now carrying items from the new Audrey Sterk Home Collection, including this charcoal-colored, geometric-patterned coffee table, which is currently featured in the Plymouthbased 2010 HGTV Green Home. NAN TUCK ET, (508) 228-1908, WWW.NANTUCKET LOOMS .COM

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12 Need a new idea for lighting? Check out these bulbous, hand-blown glass jug lamps at Midnight Farm. These unique hanging lights are available in two sizes (large and small), and a rainbow of colors: amber, clear, emerald, sky, turquoise and violet. VINEYARD HAVEN, (508) 6931997, WWW.MIDNIGHTFARM.NET

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SUMMER OF LOVE PAGES 44–51 Developer/builder/designer: Elisa Allen, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 360-0188 Architectural designer: Matt MacEachern, Emeritus Development, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 3254995, Pages 44–45: Ship shadow box from Nina Hellman Antiques, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 2284677,; sconces from Treillage, New York City, (212) 535-2288,; sofa and fabric and turtle prints from M. Frederick, Gladstone, N.J., (908) 669-4784,; rug from Jonathan Adler, New York City, (212) 7722410,; bobbin chairs from Juxtaposition, Newport Beach, Calif., (949) 715-1181,; lantern from Val Maitino Antiques, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-2747,; botanical prints from Atlantic, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-7776; lamps from Nantucket Lightshop, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-6633, www; dining chairs from Mecox Gardens, New York City, (212) 249-5301,; corner cupboard from Weeds/George Davis, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-5200. Page 46: Half-hulls (ship models) from Nina Hellman Antiques and Rafael Osona Auctions, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3942, www.rafael; spindle sofa from Nantucket Looms, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-1908, Page 47: Kingsley Bate teak outdoor furniture from Arrowhead Nursery, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-1961, Page 48: Cabinetry by Hoff Woodworking, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-8577; pendant lights from Ann Morris Antiques, New York City, (212) 755-3308; stools by Stephen Swift, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-0255, www; chairs and leather sofa from Mecox Gardens; mahogany turned lamps from M. Fredrick; Persian rug from Rafael Osona Auctions. Page 49: Banquette fabric from Scalamandré, New York City, (212) 980-3888, www.scalaman; antique white oak floors by East Wood Trading Company, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3060, Pages 50–51: Rugs from Madeline Weinrib, New York City, (212) 473-3000 ext. 780, www.made; bed from Leonard’s Antiques, Seekonk, Mass., (888) 336-8585, www.leonards; alabaster lamps from John Rugge Antiques, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 325-7920; tile throughout from Tile Room, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 325-4732,; lighting fixtures from Ann Morris Antiques; hummingbird prints from M. Fredrick; chest of drawers and étagère from Center 44 Antiques, New York City, (212) 450-7988,

HAPPY CAMPERS PAGES 54–61 Architects: Jacob Albert, Karen Kim and Eric Rochon, Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Boston, (617) 451-5740, Interior designer: Victoria Baker, Su Casa Designs, Newton, Mass., (617) 928-0806 Contractor: Joseph Chapman, Doyle Construction, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 693-9004, Millwork: Brian Henderson, Traditional Wood-

working, Piermont, N.H., (603) 272-9324 Landscape architect: Chris Horiuchi, Horiuchi and Solien, Falmouth, Mass., (508) 540-5320, Page 57: Outdoor furniture from Kingsley Bate, available throughout New England, www, with Sunbrella fabrics, www Pages 58–59: Spindle chairs from Hickory Chair Company, Charlotte, N.C., (828) 328-1801,; stools from Formations through Webster & Co., Boston Design Center, (617) 266-4121,; rug from Steven King, Boston Design Center, (617) 426-3302,; chair, stool and sofa fabrics all by Jane Shelton through Webster & Co.; sconces and chandelier from Authentic Designs, West Rupert, Vt., (802) 394-7713,; dining table and sideboard by Brian Henderson, Traditional Woodworking; mirror frame from The Barn at 17, Somerville, Mass., (617) 625- 5204,; dining chairs from Artistic Frame through Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; kitchen stools by Pierce Martin, New York City, (212) 593-1222,; pendant lamps from Authentic Designs. Page 60: Floral fabric by S. Harris through Ailanthus, Boston Design Center, (617) 4825605,; duvet and shams from Matouk Linens, available throughout New England, Page 61: Chair from The Barn at 17; daybed fabric by Sunbrella; pillow fabrics from Katherine Ireland through Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900,, and Cowtan and Tout through The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526,

ALL SEASONS’ GREEETINGS PAGES 64–71 Architect and builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, Chatham, Mass., (508) 9454500, Interior designer: Suzanne Little, Suzanne Little Interiors, York Harbor, Maine, (207) 363-7527 Landscape design: David Hawk, Hawk Design, Charlestown, Mass., (617) 242-8300, www.hawk Page 68: Carpet from Stark Carpet, Boston Design Center, (617) 357-5525, www.starkcarpet .com; sofa from Furniture Guild, Boston Design Center, (617) 330-9008, www.furnitureguild; sofa fabric by Manuel Canovas through The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526,; sofa pillow fabric from Carlton Varney through Webster & Co., Boston Design Center, ( 617) 261-9660,, with trim from Robert Allen, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-6600,; club chair from Furniture Guild with fabric by Brunschwig & Fils, Boston Design Center, (617) 3482855,; armchairs by Minton Spidell through M-Geough, Boston Design Center, (617) 451-1412,, with fabric from Scalamandré, Boston Design Center, (617) 574-9261,; chair pillow fabric by Kravet, Boston Design Center, (617) 449-5506,, with Samuel & Sons trim from The Martin Group; cricket table by Holland & Co. through Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center, (617) 449-5505, www.lee; oak stool from M-Geough; floor lamps by Formations through Webster & Co., with shades from Blanche P. Field, Boston Design

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Center, (617) 423-0715,; chandelier and sconces by Formations through Webster & Co.; pastel over fireplace by Wolf Kahn from the Powers Gallery, Acton, Mass., (978) 263-5105,; all sewn fabrication by The Designers Workroom, Manchaug, Mass., (508) 476-1897, www.the Page 69: Carpet from Stark Carpet; table from Peach Tree Designs, Yarmouthport, Mass., (508) 362-8317,; dining chairs from Furniture Guild with Ikat fabric from Kravet; Paul Revere lanterns from Dennis & Leen through Webster & Co.; shades from Back Bay Shutter Co., Woburn, Mass., (781) 221-0100, Pages 70–71: Chaise by Marcoux Upholstery, Leominster, Mass., (800) 339-7220, www, with fabric by Glant from Webster & Co.; ottoman by Marcoux Upholstery with Lee Jofa fabric; chandelier from Chapman Manufacturing, Avon, Mass., (508) 588-3200,; Oly desk by Hickory Chair, Hickory, N.C., (828) 328-1801,; all sewn fabrications by The Designers Workroom; shades from Back Bay Shutter Co.; marble bathroom counter and floor from Cape Cod Tileworks, Harwich, Mass., (508) 432-7346,; mirrors and sconces from Urban Archaeology, Boston Design Center, (617) 449-5506, www; chandelier by Dennis & Leen through Webster & Co.

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT PAGES 74–81 Architecture: Scott Hutton, Smith & Hutton LLC, Bryn Mawr, Penn., (610) 955-2045, and Lyman Perry, Lyman Perry Architects, Berwyn, Penn., (610) 889-9966, Builder: Ron Winters, Thirty Acre Wood, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-7456 Landscape architect: Elizabeth O’Rourke, Jardins International, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 325-9911 Page 75: New England Schooner by William P. Stubbs through Sylvia Antiques, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-0960, www.sylviaantiques .com; floor from Exquisite Surfaces, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 422-2005, Pages 76–77: Window treatments by Nantucket Sewing and Design, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3846,; handcarved shorebirds by Alan Chaffee at Four Winds Craft Guild, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-9623,; whale through Sylvia Antiques; fireplace painting by Michael Butler through Four Winds Craft Guild; rocker by Stephen Swift, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-0255, www.stephenswiftfurni; pillows from Company C, Concord, N.H., (800) 818-8288, www.companyc .com; chandelier from Paul Ferrante, Los Angeles, Calif., (323) 653-4142, www.paul Pages 78–79: Table and chairs from Sylvia Antiques; lighting from Circa Lighting, Savannah, Ga., (912) 447-1008, Pages 80–81: Shore bird painting by Julie Gifford through South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-0406, www.southwharfgallery .com; bed built by Austen Winters, Austen Harrington Winters Fine Furniture, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-7456; tile from Ann Sacks through The Tile Room, Nantucket, Mass., (325) 4732,; lighting from Val Maitino, Nantucket, (508) 228-2747, www.val •

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Trianon / Seaman Schepps Eaton Vance Investment Counsel BNY Mellon Wealth Management New England Brokerage Insurance Agency Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Congdon & Coleman Insurance Sprint Antiques & Fine Art Flather & Perkins Insurance




ANTIQUES SHOW PREVIEW PARTY Thursday, August 5, 6–9 P.M. Sponsored by

GENERAL ADMISSION Friday & Saturday, August 6 & 7, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday, August 8, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket

Antique American Wicker J. Austin, Jeweler Diana H. Bittel Antiques Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques David Brooker Fine Art G.K.S. Bush, Inc. Carlson & Stevenson Ralph M. Chait Galleries Connecticut River Books The Cooley Gallery Alastair Crawford, l.l.c. Cunha-St. John Antiques Dawn Hill Antiques Doll Dreams The Finnegan Gallery Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art Forager House Collection Gemini Antiques, Ltd. Georgian Manor Antiques Judd Gregory Fine Antiques Nina Hellman Antiques, Inc. Imperial Fine Books, Inc.

King-Thomasson Antiques, Inc. James M. Labaugh Antiques Leatherwood Antiques Mellin’s Antiques Danielle Ann Millican, Inc. Stephen B. O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts, L.L.C. Oriental Rugs, Ltd. Janice Paull Charles Edwin Puckett Raccoon Creek Antiques, L.L.C. at Oley Forge Sallea Antiques, Inc. Elle Shushan Silver Plus Philip Suval Inc. Sylvia Antiques, Inc. Betsey Telford-Goodwin’s Rocky Mountain Quilts Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc. Vose Galleries, LLC Charles L. Washburne Washington Square Gallery, Ltd. Victor Weinblatt Yew Tree House Antiques



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Advertiser Index A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue

Audio Video Intelligence 16 Back Bay Shutter Co. 26 Barbara Bahr Sheehan Interior Design 15 Belisle Doors and Windows 99 Belongings 89 Brooks and Falotico Associates 13 Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce 101 Carpet Barn—Carpet One 20 Chatham Tile & Design 22 Chip Webster & Associates Inside front cover Classic Kitchens & Interiors 9 Closet Factory 93

Leslie Fine Interiors 2–3 Lux Lighting Design 91 Mary Crane—Century 21 Properties 42 Maverick Integration Corp 97 MFM Interiors 22 Nantucket Historical Society August Antiques Show 102 New Seabury Properties 1 Nicholaeff Architecture + Design 23 Parc Monceau 27 Paul F. Weber Architect 91 Paul White Woodcarving 103 Polhemus Savery DaSilva 35 Provincetown Art Association and Museum 101

Colony Rug Company 25

R.P. Marzilli & Company 53

Cottage and Bungalow 97

Rosbeck Builders Corp. 6

Country Carpenters 89

RPM Carpets 10

Creative Art Furniture 93

Sally Weston Associates 29

Dover Rug 52

Salt Spray Sheds 85

Duckham Architecture & Interiors 39

Sean Papich Landscape Architect 87

Dujardin Design Associates 101

Snow and Jones Inside back cover

E.B. Norris & Son 21

South Shore Millwork 85

Encores 95

Su Casa Designs 11

Ferguson 24

Sudbury Design Group 14

First Rugs 7

TMS Architects 8

Freshwater Stone 43

Triad Associates 72

Home Life 73

West Barnstable Tables 87

Hutker Architects 83

William Raveis Real Estate HQ 99

Island Pools and Spas 82

Woodmeister Master Builders Back cover

Jia Moderne 41

Zen Associates 37

Joseph W. Dick Architecture 95

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Kathleen Hay Designs 19 Kinlin Grover Corporate 36 Kurzhaus Design 31

Freedom Eagle 38" x 10" x2" $1,840.00

Coldwell Banker Previews International 102

Katherine Field and Associates 83


Anderson Insulation 62

LDa Architects & Interiors 63


Ana Donohue Interiors 33

Landry & Arcari 17

295 Rt. 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537 (508) 888-1394

Ahearn-Schopfer and Associates 4–5

LaBarge Custom Home Building 82

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Sketch Pad Design ideas in the making

THE CHARACTER OF A HOUSE, ideally, is a reflection of the owner’s personality and can be expressed in the

full range of its forms, from the building massing to the smallest of details. In the examples above, we are studying the effect that different railing systems can have on an overall composition. Traditional painted wood railings have a heft and solidity that is reassuring to the touch, but they can obscure views from inside the house and they require a lot of upkeep. By contrast, a stainless-steel cable railing system is nearly transparent to the view and requires minimal maintenance. The industrial quality of the railing is softened by a teak handrail. Left to weather naturally, it fades to a soft silver gray that complements the steel. DOREVE NICHOLAEFF, NICHOLAEFF ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, OSTERVILLE, MASS., (508) 420-5298, WWW.NICHOLAEFF.COM

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