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Singular Sensation A couple with an eye for genius and a designer with a gift for blending drama and subtlety join forces to update a rare modernist house on Nantucket, giving its striking architecture the respect it deserves. TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL PARTENIO • ARCHITECTURE: HUGH NEWELL JACOBSEN • RENOVATION ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN: TRUDY DUJARDIN, DUJARDIN DESIGN ASSOCIATES • BUILDER: HILL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY • PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL

FRANK ANTON’S FIRST FEW DAYS ON NANTUCKET LEFT HIM WONDERING WHY HIS

wife-to-be, Georgine, so loved the island. “It was the summer before we married,” he relates. “It was 70 degrees, 100 percent humidity, fog at street level. All I could think was, ‘Can we leave now?’” • A few days passed until, mercifully, the fog lifted and the sky cleared. And, says Frank, “I saw the magic of the place.” • Like Georgine, Frank grew to love Nantucket. The couple flew up from their home in Washington, D.C., often enough that they decided to buy an island house. That turned out to be easier said than done, and they spent several years searching for the right place to call home. Just about the time they decided to give up the hunt and find property to build on instead, Georgine came home and told Frank she’d heard that a house designed in 1990 by the prominent architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen was for sale. • “I doubted it,” Frank confesses. As an executive for a

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