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e asked noted residential architect Patrick Ahearn, principal of Patrick Ahearn Architect, longtime island resident and author (so far) of more than 100 building and restoration projects in Edgartown alone, to discuss one of his most significant projects over the last few years. Kyle Hoepner: Briefly, Patrick, what is the Boathouse? Patrick Ahearn: The Boathouse/Field Club is a private club with two primary locations. The Boathouse itself is located on the edge of Edgartown Harbor, on Main Street, in a newly constructed building I designed. The first floor houses the 24 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

Atlantic Fish & Chop House, which is open to the public; the Boathouse Club is on the second floor. Both facilities offer extensive outdoor dining space as well as public access to the docks, where the club’s private fleet of boats is moored. There’s also a third-floor “crow’s nest” club room that provides a unique space for meetings and lounging. The Field Club is located one mile from Edgartown, set on seven-plus acres of manicured grounds. There is a clubhouse, a lawn games area, a full-service spa, a members’ restaurant and club bar. There are three heated outdoor pools. The main

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Interview pool—with a unique “beach entry” at one end—is surrounded by a large patio and a series of seasonal cabanas. The Field Club is surrounded by a new residential development consisting of twenty-six large residential lots (of which only one lot is not yet spoken for). I have designed three of the new residences so far in this development, including my own “car barn” on an individual lot that I purchased two years ago. Although it’s separate from the club proper, the residential component of the development embraces the same Shingle-style architecture used for the club’s facilities, all linked by a white-fenced, tree-lined entry drive. KH: How did the concept come about, and how did you become involved in it? PA: I originally became involved in the idea of creating a new, upscale, family-oriented club while having dinner with my wife, Marsha, and my good friends, Dan and Mary Stanton, to celebrate the completion of a new house I had designed for them. The ladies thought that an upscale club would be a wonderful addition to the island and that Dan and I should pursue the idea. After a few years of searching for a location, the old former Navigator restaurant on Main Street in Edgartown came up for sale, as did a former gravel pit just outside of Edgartown Village, halfway between the village proper and South Beach. KH: So you bought them? PA: A partnership was formed between Dan Stanton, Arthur Halleran, Gerret Conover and Tom LeClair, local real estate brokers, to purchase the two properties and create the Boathouse/Field Club. My architectural firm was retained to design all of the components of the Boathouse and Field Club, as well as to assist in obtaining all the various town and island approvals. This process took about two years to complete. The whole project was constructed in an amazingly short period of time—in ten months both facilities were completed by Metric Construction. Geoff Caraboolad, the owner of Metric, has deep roots on the island; in fact his wife, Nancy, grew up in Edgartown, and she and Geoff met on the island while he was working as a summerbreak carpenter during his college years. The entire team was exceptional, really. Dan Gordon was our landscape architect for the Field Club, and his vision led to the club’s timeless appeal. KH: What were the core design concerns during the course of development? 26 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

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PA: The core design principles varied for the two locations. The goal for the Boathouse was to design and construct a significant new building in the Edgartown islandvernacular style that could be a catalyst for the revitalization of downtown. As part of this design, the sidewalks around the former Navigator restaurant were widened with brick pavers, new trees were planted, residential street lights were installed, street furniture was added and public access to the harbor and waterfront docks was created. All of this was done to enhance the public realm. In addition, an affordable public restaurant—the Atlantic—was created to allow outdoor dining overlooking the harbor, further animating the village

streetscape and providing a needed public amenity. The core design principles for the Field Club recall the lush landscapes of parts of the country such as Charlottesville, Virginia, with its horse farms surrounded by white fences. Having the Field Club located along the bike path to South Beach from Edgartown VilSite plan and elevations lage allowed me of one of the Field Club to create a rich residences oasis of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. The ease of access by bike, island transit, walking or driving—with plentiful parking!— further enhanced the locale. KH: How well do you think the final product achieved your intentions? PA: I believe all of the goals and objectives



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have been accomplished. The Boathouse and Field Club are integral parts of island life for seasonal and year-round residents alike. The Boathouse building on Main Street has been the catalyst for additional new restaurants, quality retail and architectural improvements. The Boathouse/Field Club also supports many island-wide causes on a regular basis, including things like the new YMCA, swimming lessons for island kids, charity functions, the Boys & Girls Club, and so on. I believe the island is a richer, better place for people to celebrate the uniqueness of Martha’s Vineyard since the Boathouse and Field Club have become an integral part of the community and island life, and therefore I would not have done anything differently. KH: Your involvement with the development and revitalization of Edgartown has been more extensive than just this one project, of course. Will you share a bit of that history? PA: As proud as I am of the success of the Boathouse and the Field Club, I am equally proud that I have had a significant role in the restoration, block by block, house by house, of Edgartown Village as a whole over the last twenty years. During this time I have completed more than 100 projects within the village proper, both new construction and restoration. My projects have included the Edgartown Yacht Club, portions of the Harborview Hotel and the 1682 Zollo Property on South Water Street, as well as many cottages, guest houses, carriage houses and captain’s homes. KH: In light of this history, and the Boathouse/Field Club development, where do you see things (and yourself) going from here? PA: At sixty-two years of age, as an architect, I feel that I have much more in my professional career to accomplish. I look forward with enhanced enthusiasm for every new project that I take on, be it on the island or wherever my clients take me. KH: Is there anything else you’d like to talk about? PA: As an architect, I see the world with different eyes, and this vision exhilarates me and keeps me young. I tell my associates and staff that we produce better and more sensitive projects every year, and that architecture provides a lifelong learning experience that we embrace every day of our professional lives. This is our mission, our passion, our goal and our life. •

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ohn Grillo turns ninety-five on July 4. On a recent spring day, he rode a stair elevator to the second-floor studio of his Cape Cod farmhouse, steadied himself with two paint-splattered canes and put the finishing touches on his latest work of art: a pair of abstract panels. He says these may be his last, but it’s hard to imagine a career as prolific, vital and history-making as Grillo’s ever running out of steam. “His whole life has centered around making art, and he’s still inspired,” says Christine McCarthy, executive director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM). “His process is still very fresh.” While Grillo takes pleasure in what he does now, his

work from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s is currently drawing much attention. Last fall, David Hall Fine Art, the Wellesley, Massachusetts, gallery that represents Grillo in New England, held an exhibition that focused on the vibrant pieces the artist created during this period. “It’s exciting, innovative and very much ahead of its time,” says Louis Newman, director of New York City’s David Findlay Jr. Gallery. “When you look at a Grillo, you don’t confuse it with anyone else’s work . . . it’s wholly original.” Grillo, a native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was classically trained at Clockwise from top left: Abstract Expressionist woodcut (1955), woodcut on paper, 16" × 22"; abstract (1956), oil on canvas, 84" × 22"; abstract (1957), oil on canvas, 18" × 18"

Connecticut’s Hartford School of Fine Arts while still in his teens. In the mid-1940s he joined the Navy and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. “I became abstract because someone suggested I experiment more,” explains the artist. “I don’t know,” he adds, with a twinkle in his eye, “maybe I wanted to be very wild after being confined in the Navy.” Whatever the reason, Grillo, a pioneer of San Francisco’s post–World War II school of abstract expressionism and a disciple of Hans Hofmann in New York and 34 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

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Circus, Tango, and Marilyn series. On occasion his palette of choice has been black and white. Art scholar and author Susan Landauer has called Grillo “perhaps the first and purest ‘action painter’ on the West Coast.” With his typical understatement, Grillo says that he “caused some excitement” in San Francisco but left after two years for the more lively art scene in New York, where his circle included celebrated abstract expressionists Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Grillo, who has described painting as “a physical outburst from your whole being,” hesitates when asked about his inspiration. “I don’t think anything inspired me, I just had a lot of energy.” With coaxing, he elaborates: “Van Gogh, Thomas Benton, Renoir, Picasso, of course, Mondrian . . . they all helped me develop in my own work.” But it was Hofmann, one of the most important figures of 36 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2011

postwar American art, who had the biggest impact on Grillo. “[H]e helped me become conscious of what I was doing at the time,” said Grillo in a 2009 Cape Cod Times article. As Hofmann had been to him, Grillo was a respected mentor during his twenty-five years as a professor of fine arts at UMass Amherst. “John was a great teacher,” says Peter Macara, assistant director and registrar of PAAM and a former student of Grillo’s. “He really took to heart the teachings of Hofmann. Not just about painting but also his role as a teacher—as a liberating force, not as a constraint.” And what does Grillo think Clockwise from top right: about all the acclaim he’s reAbstract (2012), oil on canvas, ceiving? “I feel happy that I’ve 20" × 16"; abstract (1949), been able to express myself. I oil on canvas, 15" × 12 ¾"; feel fulfilled by all these expe- abstract (1955), watercolor and gouache on paper, 40" riences. I feel I’ve gained × 55"; abstract (1964), watersomething,” he says, adding color on paper, 28" × 37" with what could pass as either humility or wry humor, “Whatever it is, I don’t know.” • Editor’s Note John Grillo is represented in New England by David Hall Fine Art, Wellesley, Massachusetts, (781) 235-0955, www.dhall To see more of the artist’s work, visit

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s a little girl growing up on Nantucket, Karin Sheppard loved visiting her mother at her job as a seamstress at Nantucket Looms. “I’d watch the women sitting at the looms weaving these beautiful things with their hands,” she recalls. “It seemed magical to me.” After graduating from college in the early 1980s, Sheppard planned to become a teacher, but when a position in education didn’t materialize, she took a job as a weaver at Nantucket Looms and stayed on for twenty years. She struck out on her own in 2000 after realizing that there was a void in the market for fine handmade throws and blankets. “I felt that designers had limited choices. A lot

of the chenille blankets that were out there seemed like they would fall apart. I wanted to create heirloom-quality goods that would stand the test of time,” she says. Under the label Island Weaves, Sheppard crafts throws of Peruvian alpaca that feel luxurious and come in soft, light hues as well as herringbone Clockwise from above: Sheppatterns. She buys East Denpard’s clients may select from an array of yarns. Karin Shep- nis–based Frog Tree yarn propard at her loom creating one duced by a nonprofit cooperaof her fine throws. Finished tive in South America. The products in fiery hues. cooperative starts with the raw alpaca fibers and completes the entire process, from color-sorting the fibers to cleaning, spinning and dyeing 40 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

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lovely rag rug she’d woven and replaced it with a terrycloth bath mat. “Suddenly it hit me,” she recalls. “I wanted to be able to drip all over the rug I’d made!” And so was born the idea of making bath mats out of towels. Sheppard comes by the towels at the Nantucket landfill, in the “take it or leave it” building. “There is a great selection of towels there. I love to see how the different colors blend together in the finished rugs,” she says. She enjoys cultivating something refined and beautiful out of things that have been discarded by others; she also crafts rugs out 42 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012



the years,” she says. For example, she’ll set up her loom—the most time-consuming aspect of weaving—to create six blankets when she has orders for only two. “That will take me about six days to complete, but in the end I’ll have four blankets that I can put on display in the shop,” she explains. She often has more orders than she can keep up with, but Sheppard prefers to work alone, sometimes using apprentices on small projects. “I’m afraid that in a few generations the process of handweaving will die out,” she says. “So it’s so important to me to teach the practice to others with the hope that they’ll continue to pass it on.” Rather spontaneously, a few years ago, Sheppard began making bath mats. About to take a shower, she removed the

of discarded jeans, khakis and the iconic salmon-hued pants known as Nantucket Reds. While Sheppard sells some items in her Old South Wharf studio—an antique fishing shanty overlooking the Nantucket Boat Basin—most pieces are made to order. She creates up- Island Weaves Nantucket • (508) 221-8343 holstery out of wool and ton exclusively for designers, including the lauded Vladimir Clockwise from below: An alKagan, known for the spare, paca throw woven in a herringcurved furniture he’s been de- bone pattern. Sheppard caresigning since the 1950s. Kagan fully aligns the yarn by hand. Island Weaves bath mats, consults with Sheppard on made out of discarded towels, custom projects: he’ll tell her are among her biggest sellers. what colors and textures a client is looking for, and she creates samples for him. “The contrast between the handwoven fabric and the modern curved edges of one of Vladimir’s sofas is stunning,” says Sheppard. While most handweavers shrink away from creating endless yards of upholstery, it’s a practice Sheppard relishes. “It’s intensely physical, but something about the process is very calming for me,” she says. “While I work I look out onto the ocean and feel so peaceful.” •






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A compact L-shaped footprint, common in the area’s Greek Revival homes, was just the starting point for the architect’s innovative design. Facing page: The owners discovered the entry’s terra cotta “standing general” in China.

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The ingredients for success in this airy waterfront home? A design team skilled at blending the timeless with the up-to-the-minute and a homeowner who trusts the pros to bring her vision to life. Text by Megan Fulweiler • Photography by Miki Duisterhof • Architecture: John DaSilva, Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders • Interior design: Patricia Hessel and Margaret Farrell, THT Interior Design • Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders • Landscape designer: Hawk Design • Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent


You can’t define it. Still, you sense it when it’s happened. There’s an alchemy that makes a house stand out above the rest. It must be the chemistry of the people involved. Mix up a winning brew—a skilled architect, a high-caliber builder, a creative landscape architect and two talented interior designers—and magic is sure to unfold. Add a homeowner with a vision, one who appreciates the team’s insight and efforts, and you’ve got gold. Everybody is happy. The result is not just a fantastic home but one with an air of sweet contentment, a sort of prevailing “Ah! This is how it should be” mood. • On this Barnstable County property, you feel the vibe even as you wind your way along the drive. In the old days, a Cape would have greeted you at the end. But, sadly, time was less than kind to the original building. Down the aged structure had to come, leaving a footprint that could be only minimally expanded, explains architect and design principal John DaSilva of the Chatham-based firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, which is also responsible for the quality construction. • The site—a bluff between a low-lying yard and

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The living room’s welcoming furnishings complement the nature-inspired palette devised by THT Interior Design, while playing off the hearth’s rugged stone. Facing page bottom: The handsome porch is an intriguing path to the front door.

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coastal bank—made everything more challenging. Undaunted, DaSilva embraced it all as an opportunity to devise a lively L-shaped house that also fits the area’s vernacular, one of pedigreed Victorians and classic Shingle-style residences. The lower level of the picturesque home is clad in stone. A storybook-charming portal in the stone leads to open stairs that ascend to a porch whose roof is supported by a series of eye-catching columns. Flat on front and back, gently curved along the sides, the columns are, says the innovative DaSilva, “quirky and playful—classical enough to establish a feeling of historical appropriateness, not enough to make the house look formal.” Some windows, like the generous arched one that sheds light into the foyer, are dressed with red-cedar shutters. “Shutters add warmth and character. They preside in people’s imagination as a characteristic element of home,” DaSilva says. No mere fanciful detail, though, these shutters are actually functional should wind and rain descend upon the house. As lovely a presentation as the front exterior makes, the home’s true essence isn’t revealed until you cross the threshold. Then, all the heavenly views become visible, framed by windows that let the sun shine into appealingly decorated—and immensely livable—rooms. DaSilva’s thoughtful open plan

“Shutters add warmth and character. They preside in people’s imagination as an element of home.”

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High-caliber woodworking, including a coffered ceiling, creates an extraordinarily appealing study. Facing page, clockwise from top: The airy dining room, sun room and kitchen spill seamlessly into each other, promoting congenial summer living.

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lines the primary living spaces together along the water side without interruption. Ceilings—raised in the dining room and sunroom, outfitted in a checkerboard wood paneling in the living room—help define the space. The task of making every inch as pleasing as the next fell in great part to Fairfield, Connecticut–based interior designers Patricia Hessel and Margaret Farrell of THT Interior Design. Having worked with the owners on a number of previous homes (including an endearing log cabin), the duo had a sound knowledge of what their clients like. “They get me,” says the wife. “But this time I wanted more serenity, a spa-like feel.” To begin, Hessel and Farrell looked to nature for a palette to complement the luminous quarter-sawn oak floors. Water and sand became their inspiration. Swept throughout, the soothing colors lend continuity. The furnishings are smartly modern. In the dining room this translates into Laura Kirar dining chairs. In the adjacent sunroom—a setting for conversation and drinks, if there ever was one—Kirar’s barrel lounge chairs gather around a Donghia coffee table. The hexagon table speaks to the room’s shape and the cunning placement of French doors in a corner. Absent are voluminous drapes puddling on the floor. This is a relaxed second home where the living is easy. Simple shades do the trick. Despite its wealth of top-notch equipment (and organizational features galore for the wife, who adores cooking), the kitchen has the stunning simplicity of a tide-washed beach. Collaborating with kitchen designer Nick Geragi of Klaff ’s Kitchens, Hessel and Farrell adhered to their theme with a combination of white cabinets and a naturally dark wenge wood island crowned with limestone. “When I’m in the kitchen cooking, I can see the water and everything that’s going on,” the wife says. There’s natural stone to be found in the nearby living room, too. DaSilva designed a gutsy solid granite mantel for the fireplace there. The stone piers below match the quarried stone on the home’s exterior and were handcrafted by the same artful Eastham mason, Kenneth Higgins. Hard as you might look, nothing in the house seems amiss. “We have a huge extended family and this is just what we wanted—a not overly large but extremely comfortable house,” says the wife. Hessel and Farrell also waved their wands over the bedrooms, fashioning pockets of blissful repose. The master bedroom’s pale upholstered furnishings and Ankasa bedding

The heavenly views are framed by windows that let the sun shine into appealing, immensely living, rooms.

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are restful and pretty. And, yes, all the second-floor bedrooms boast postcard views. The savvy architect designed the owner’s sanctuary (and the living room directly below) to take advantage of the most dramatic vistas. Early morning or moonlit night, the scenery is heart-stopping. Only the snug first-floor study lacks a water panorama. From handsome woodwork to furnishings, this atmospheric spot promotes quiet pursuits. Its windows reveal a fetching world of green; after all, as the house was coming together inside, much was also going on outside. So deftly were a handful of mature trees, a bounty of shrubs and a host of native plants woven together, the newly defined landscape seems to have evolved over time. Stone paths and rugged steps all appear to have a history. Together, they lend the grounds a sense of permanence. “We wanted to do justice to the architecture and to this beautiful piece of land,” says David Hawk, president of Hawk Design in Sagamore. And clearly—did we mention the built-in grill, fire pit or stairs to the beach?— they’ve managed that to a tee. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 108.

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The master bedroom’s motorized shades make privacy a snap. Facing page clockwise from top left: Light fills the stairwell. Stone cladding anchors the house to its site. The rear stone patio is a waterside oasis.

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Homeowner/designer Margo Ouellette chose a palette of blues and greens to represent the ocean and sky; other hues, such as the shell-pink bench in the living room, are also drawn from nature. With an eye toward geometric shapes, Ouellette painted all of the artwork in the house.

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With an interior palette as vibrant as the abundant gardens outside, a Vineyard Haven summer home offers its owners a refreshing change of pace from the city. TEXT BY ERIN MARVIN • PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC ROTH • ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN: MARGO OUELLETTE • BUILDER: HAROLD CHAPDELAINE, STONE BRIDGE BUILDING AND DESIGN • PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL

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Lush hydrangea bushes surround the house. A terrace area allows for entertaining space and an open lawn lies just behind the stone wall. The English countryside inspired the back garden, which boasts an ordered mix of annuals and perennials such as day lilies, impatiens, gladiolas, lavender and roses.

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pposites attract, which is why a visual artist and a businessman might find love, and why that same couple would split their time between a city nest swathed in jewel tones and an island home of cool coastal hues. After winter has finally left Boston, and spring’s fragile blooms have given way to fertile summer days, Margo Ouellette and her husband, Philip Evans, trade the skyline views of their high-rise Boston condo for the vibrant garden oasis of their Vineyard Haven home. It was the couple’s dog and constant companion, Chloe, that prompted their search for a summer home with a big yard. After spending half the year in the city, they thought, Chloe deserved some room to run. And after renting on the Vineyard for almost twenty years, the couple had begun to crave a place of their own. While Ouellette wasn’t immediately taken with the house itself, its location and half-acre of land were just what she had in mind. It didn’t hurt that a parking area in back can accommodate ten cars; perfect for when the couple hosts summer fetes, it’s a luxury almost unheard of in downtown Vineyard Haven. As an artist, Ouellette doesn’t underestimate anything’s potential: how a blank canvas can become a work of art or, in this case, how a commoner’s cottage could become the perfect summer abode. As a trained architect, she took charge of renovating the house, doubling the size of the two-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot space within the constraints required by the local historic district commission and turning the unadorned landscape into an English country garden. The first floor now encompasses a large living room, Ouellette’s art studio (in what was once the dining room), her husband’s office and the kitchen. A wide corridor

“Every month there’s a different color. It’s ever-changing and wonderful.” pulls double duty as the couple’s library; they’re both avid readers, and Evans writes business tomes. The kitchen was one room Ouellette left as is; neither she nor her husband cook, and when they have parties, they call the caterers. “You wouldn’t want to eat anything I cooked,” she jokes. Upstairs holds the master suite and guest bedrooms. Each bedecked in a different color scheme (purple, pink and black and white), the three guest rooms offer sanctuSummer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 59

Louis Ghost chairs cozy up to a white pedestal dining table; a purple chenille sofa adds a pop of rich color. Facing page clockwise from top: Ouellette’s collection of art glass is housed in specially designed wall niches. Homeowner/designer Margo Ouellette. The homeowners’ dog, Chloe.

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ary to the couple’s frequent visitors. “We do a tremendous amount of entertaining,” Ouellette says. “We have friends who like to visit us, and we like them to come—that’s why we got the space.” Along with the geographic change, the entire aesthetic of the Vineyard house is a bright contrast to the couple’s winter home in Boston. Ouellette also acted as interior designer, looking no further than the view outside for inspiration in creating their summer escape. Walls evoke the blues and greens of the ocean and sky; light-colored wood floors and creamy white carpets conjure the color of sand. One bench perfectly matches the pale peach hue of a conch shell (Ouellette brought a shell to the fabric showroom just to be sure). She chose the large ottomans in the living room because their shape reminded her of jellyfish. The iridescent quality of the glass mosaic tiles in the bathroom also evokes the sea; guests have nicknamed the tiled shower “the fish tank.” Fabrics are mostly solid colors in touchable finishes like chenille, Ultrasuede and velvet. “Texture is very important,” says Ouellette. “Because the fabrics are mostly solid in color, I wanted to add some depth.” Notable exceptions are living room accent chairs and a large ottoman clad in a soft celadon coral pattern, in keeping with the ocean theme, and a vibrant floral pattern that Ouellette fell in love with and designed her master bedroom around. Overall the palette is kept simple and streamlined. “There are patterns in nature, but most things are tone on tone. I wanted to keep things nature based, a variation on color rather than bold prints,” she says. Bolder colors come into play in her collection of art glass treasures, which rest on surfaces throughout the house and in six living-room wall niches Ouellette designed specifically for their display. Artwork is equally eye-catching, every single piece created by Ouellette. The abstract acrylics (“not boat pictures like you typically see on the Vineyard,” the artist quips) share a strong geometric theme. “I’m a circle freak,” she says. She draws inspiration from her Native American heritage and works on paintings one at a time; each takes anywhere from two weeks to a month to complete. Her Summer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 61

The bedroom is designed around a vibrant floral fabric Ouellete fell in love with. work can be found at Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven and Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Attitude Gallery in Boston, among others. Other dramatic accessories include fresh flowers from the garden, most often hydrangea blooms the color of 62 New England Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

In a departure from the home’s cooler tones, Ouellette designed this bedroom around a floral pattern she loves. Top left: Strips of iridescent glass tile shimmer against white granite in the bathroom. Bottom left: A custom bench is reflected in a mirrored dresser in the bedroom.

tanzanite and sky. “There are about 100 hydrangea bushes around the house,” says Ouellette. “Some of the flowers are almost a foot in diameter; the house looks like it’s floating in a cloud of hydrangeas when they’re open.” A trip to the English countryside and visits to fabulous gardens abroad inspired Ouellette to return home and create a beautiful garden for herself. A combination of annual and perennial plants accented by potted topiaries and a stone wall and terrace makes for an outdoor haven. There’s room for Ouellette and Evans to entertain a crowd or just relax by themselves and enjoy their verdant sur-

roundings. Day lilies, impatiens, gladiolas, lavender and roses are just a handful of the flowering plants that turn the backyard into a riot of color. “It’s an evolution,” says Ouellette. “Every month there’s a different flower. It’s ever-changing and wonderful.” Ouellette and Evans make the most of their time on the Vineyard, hosting parties, walking to nearby restaurants and just enjoying the slower pace of life outside of Boston. “When we come here our pulse rate goes down,” says Ouellette. “It’s the antithesis of our place in the city.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 108. Summer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 63

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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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Designer Trudy Dujardin went with a neutral palette and simple furniture so as not to compete with the architecture. Right: A painting by Wolf Kahn adds a splash of subtle color to the living room.

media company that “NOT TO BE HYPERspecializes in magaBOLIC, BUT IT HAS A zines for the archiJAW-DROPPING IMPACT tecture and conON PEOPLE WHEN THEY struction industries, he has more than a ENTER THE ROOM.” passing familiarity with the subject. He’d even met Jacobsen, whose firm is based in Washington, D.C., once or twice. “He’s a modernist, and Nantucket’s not a haven for modern architecture,” he says. “I thought Georgine had to be mistaken.” His doubts vanished the moment the couple pulled up to the house. It adhered to a certain Nantucket look with its shingles weathered to soft silver, its plain white trim and the three sweet dormers jutting from the roof. But it was also classic Jacobsen: a spacious central living space flanked by smaller buildings connected by still-smaller structures, all with the simple shape of a childhood drawing. “When you’re a kid and draw a house—that square with a triangle roof— that’s the form Jacobsen works with,” Frank says. “As soon as I saw it I said to Georgine, ‘I was wrong; you were right.’ ” It may have taken Frank a few days to fall in love with Nantucket, but he and Georgine had no hesitation about the house. “It won me over immediately,” Frank says. “It hadn’t had a lot of tender loving care over the previous ten years or so, but the architecture was stunning and we were determined to buy it.” In their search for someone who could reawaken the home’s interiors while respecting and celebrating Jacobsen’s work, the Antons came across Trudy Dujardin. That Dujardin has offices on Nantucket and in Westport, Connecticut, and has worked all over the country appealed to them. “The last thing in the world we wanted was the ‘Nantucket interior’— the nautical theme, the compass rose in the floor, everything

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Jacobsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original landscaping included the deck built around a tree. Facing page clockwise from top left: An ample table welcomes overnight guests at breakfast time. Designer Trudy Dujardin. New marble counters and fresh paint is all the Jacobsen-designed kitchen needed.

blue,” Frank says. “We’ve been in lovely houses decorated like that, but this house didn’t want that. We knew she’d be able to step away from that island sensibility.” The front door of the central structure opens into a light-flooded, high-ceilinged great room with views straight across the expanse and out to the backyard. Dujardin and the Antons cleverly divided the massive room into two cozy seating areas, each focused on one of the twin fireplaces, separated by a large round dining table that anchors the room and softens the angular nature of the space. A three-foot-wide circular wrought-iron chandelier hangs above the table, providing a focal point and, again, softening the angular space. The circle detail repeats in the pieces of contemporary art that flank one of the doors to the back terrace. Dujardin stuck with a warm, neutral palette, refinishing the floors with a whitewashed translucent stain, adding a seagrass rug the color of damp sand and covering sofas and chairs in shades of cream and taupe. “We wanted the furniture to be neutral so it wouldn’t compete with the architecture,” the designer explains. Hanging white pendant lights, part of Jacobsen’s original design, almost disappear against the white paneling, and the only hints of color come from the art, which includes a Wolf Kahn painting above one of the fireplaces. The space works beautifully for the Antons, who like having two seating areas for their frequent entertaining but can also often be found enjoying their alone time, each reading beside one of the fireplaces. The room’s functionality is matched only by its visual effect. “Not to be hyperbolic,” says Frank, “but it has a jaw-dropping impact on people when they enter the room.” The Jacobsen-designed kitchen needed little work other than refinishing cabinets and the floor and replacing the old countertop with its current white marble. The dark-wood island with its sturdy turned legs was installed by Jacobsen himself. Left of the front door, a long hall leads past a guest room (two others are in a separate building) through a connector space to the master suite. Like the public part of the house, the guest room is all white, cream and taupe. A subtly curved upholstered headboard creates a graceful complement to


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Another Wolf Kahn painting adorns the master bedroom, a serene space of neutrals paired with pretty seafoam hues. Top right: Jacobsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature eggcrate shelves line a wall in the master bedroom. Below right: A quiet seating area just outside the master bedroom.

the room’s straight lines, and bedcoverings of romantic damask and bold stripes form a pleasing blend of traditional and contemporary. In the master suite, the original Jacobsendesigned bed and egg-crate bookcases have been joined by a luxurious wool rug and a seating area composed of comfortable lounge chairs outfitted in pale seafoam-green sueded denim. Another painting by Wolf Kahn lends a further splash of soft color to the white walls. Jacobsen designed the original landscaping as well, including the element Dujardin calls “the most stunning thing about the house”: a deck cleverly built around the base of a tree. In choosing furniture for the deck and the bluestone terrace at the back of the house, the designer again kept things sim- THE ANTONS FINALLY ple, opting for pieces HAVE A HOUSE with contemporary, THEY CAN LOVE AS sophisticated lines. MUCH AS THEY LOVE The Antons have invited Jacobsen to THEIR ISLAND. drop by when he’s on Nantucket for work this summer, and Frank is eager to see what the architect thinks of their changes to the house he designed some twenty years ago. “I think,” says Frank, “he’d believe we’ve acted with appropriate restraint in terms of changing anything at the core of what he wanted.” It would be nice to have his approval, but truth be told, Frank and Georgine aren’t really looking for it. As far as they’re concerned, they finally have a house they can love as much as they love their island. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 108.

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It’s all about togetherness at a Barnstable vacation home, where a house built to accommodate a brood of grandchildren enfolds three generations in warmth and intimacy. TEXT BY REGINA COLE • PHOTOGRAPHY BY GORDON BEALL • ARCHITECTURE: CATALANO ARCHITECTS • INTERIOR DESIGN: SUSANNE CSONGOR, SLC INTERIORS • BUILDER: CRAIG ASHWORTH, E.B. NORRIS & SON • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: JOE WAHLER, STEPHEN STIMSON ASSOCIATES

Granite, brick pavers and a double row of honey locust trees inside a white-painted swinging gate create a symmetrical approach to the large house. Lawn, flowers and hedges soften the formality of the space.

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A custom wallcovering underscores the gentle personality of the formal living room. Top right: Soft colors and vibrant art spill into the dining end of the room. Bottom right: The traditional, yet dramatic, entry hall.


randparents everywhere know that, if you build it, they will come. That’s why these homeowners bought a stunning piece of waterfront land in Barnstable, tore down the inadequate house occupying the property and built an expansive, beautiful gathering place for their six children and ten grandchildren—a vacation home with room for all. As the couple searched for an architect, they noticed that the houses they most admired had one thing in common: they were all designed by Boston architect Tom Catalano. They looked no further. “They came to me with a very large program,” says Catalano. “They wanted to create a series of different kinds of spaces, including traditional rooms for entertaining and

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play space for adults and children. They wanted more than enough room for all the grandchildren and their friends.” While the family retreat measures more than 17,000 square feet, Catalano’s skillful design brought forth an appealing shingled structure that doesn’t loom or overwhelm. To pull off the daunting challenge of designing a big house with an intimate personality, Catalano used a number of traditional design tricks no less effective for their familiarity. “The gambrel roof brings the roofline down to the first-floor level, but still leaves space for a full second story,” he explains. “The bell-shaped roof form breaks up the mass while presenting a traditional, pleasing profile. There are ten projecting gables; they are shingled in a wave pattern, which tones down the verticality.” His clients also had several details they wanted to in-

clude. “They told me that they had become enamored of the brickwork they had seen on English chimneys and asked for similar chimney designs,” Catalano recalls. “They wanted an observation tower. And, within a welcoming, family-friendly environment, they wanted a symmetrical, formal entry.” For a dramatic yet warm entry, the outside is as essential as the interior. Enter Joe Wahler, a landscape architect at Stephen Stimson Associates in Cambridge and Falmouth, Massachusetts. “It was a great opportunity to get involved early in the process, before the building had been thought out,” he says. “The site was mostly unmanaged and heavily wooded with pitch pine trees.” Wahler’s landscape plan opens with an approach to the house that creates the feeling of moving through a series Summer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 79

The graphic appeal of an antique American flag defines the family room’s classic personality. Facing page, top to bottom: The kitchen wears a palette of classic seaside blue and white. The guesthouse is a diminutive version of the main structure. Six-foot hedges give the pool its privacy.

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of gardens. “The concept was to make the house’s surrounding area feel larger by breaking it up into smaller outdoor rooms,” Wahler says. “You drive through gates into an outdoor room created with trees, lawn, brick paving, and granite,” he explains. “The brick paving leads through a double row of honey locust trees, which will mature to thirty or forty feet. Eventually, they will meet overhead.” The front garden resembles a traditional courtyard formed by the garage wing to one side and a guesthouse and swimming pool opposite. “The pool is technically in the front yard,” says Wahler. “Of course, the homeowners had a desire to feel protected in the pool area. To create a sense of privacy and to shield it from the road, we enclosed it with a six-foot-tall privet hedge.” The honey locust tree allée leads to a curvaceous entry that juts out of the front facade. “The entry projects in order to anchor the view, while creating space for a dramatic second-floor landing with curved windows,” Catalano explains. The impressive entry leads into a house that owes its intimate personality to carefully chosen furnishings, as well as to more of Catalano’s architectural sleight of hand. “The first floor has ten-foot ceilings,” he says. “To keep them in scale with normal seven-foot doors, we used transoms. We also used transoms over interior windows and doors to maximize the light and bring architectural interest.” Susanne Csongor, principal of SLC Interiors in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, designed an interior equally influenced by the house’s ocean-side location and its childSummer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 81

friendly function. The result features a traditional blueand-white decor enlivened by luxurious textures and striking art. “The clients wanted a fun, fresh palette that could also withstand the wear and tear of many grandkids,” Csongor says. “The overall interior design was driven by the location. The clients love all shades of blue and also wanted to relate to their surroundings.” Csongor successfully negotiated the fine line between traditional and ho-hum with bold gestures. The dramatic front hall, for example, is painted crisp white. Complementing the mahogany curve of the railing are a darkblue stair runner and a hand-knotted Tibetan carpet made in Nepal. Their subtle, saturated colors echo those found in the large maritime oil paintings—part of the homeowners’ sizable collection, which focuses on Ameri82 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

can and Chinese art—flanking the second-story landing. In the living room, against a backdrop of shrimp-colored Maya Romanoff watermark wallpaper and pristine white millwork, gentle melons, greens and blues highlight and complement several paintings as well as a pair of antique Canton ginger jars. The family room takes a patriotic turn, with its framed antique thirteen-state flag acting as the focal point of the high-ceilinged blue-and-white space. “The client just loved the flag and thought it would be appropriate to have for their large Fourth of July gatherings,” Csongor says. Her design scheme for the master bedroom, too, started with a piece of American folk art. “The palette was driven by the old mirror we purchased very early in the project,” she says. “It made for a color

Transoms top the windows in the luxurious mahogany master bath, as throughout the house. Below: The rear facade orients toward the water. Left: An antique folk-art mirror was the starting point for the master bedroom’s decor.

scheme of soft, pale blues and whites—very soothing.” The octagonal observation tower the homeowners coveted is outfitted simply, with a ceiling of sky blue and a floor that resembles a ship’s deck. The heart of so many homes is the kitchen, and it’s easy to imagine a passel of grandkids keeping their grandmother company in this large, functional space, where gleaming stainless steel and white surfaces are enlivened with accents of deep royal blue. The symbolic heart of the home, though, might just be the bunkroom, a child’s fantasy of ship’s ladders, teak and holly decking, and portholes. “The room sleeps eight,” Catalano says. Then he adds, with a smile: “But all the children are drawn there, even the grown-up ones.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 108. Summer 2012 New England Home’s Cape & Islands 83

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Wildflower Garden Tours Through August 28

23 The 24th Annual OIA

Garden Tour Enjoy beautiful Orleans gardens at the annual Orleans Improvement Association Garden Tour; this year’s theme is “A Gallery of Gardens.” Light refreshments will be provided. Advance tickets are available in Orleans at Nory’s, Snow’s and Agway; day-of-tour tickets will be for sale at the Orleans Historical Society (at Main Street and School Road). Orleans;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $25–$30

Guided tours are offered every Tuesday morning at the Green Briar Nature Center. This one-third-acre garden is a living museum. Featuring more than 300 plants, it is especially of interest to those who like to study and use wildflowers. Advance registration is not necessary. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich; (508) 888-6870; www; 10 a.m.; $3–$5



Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Spring Consignment Auction Presenting fine art and objects from Provincetown and around the globe, this auction will include contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture and high-quality collectibles. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750; www; 7 p.m. Four Centuries Domestic Tour This walking tour is led by three area historians: curator of the Mitchell House; executive director of Nantucket Preservation Trust; and director of education at the Nantucket Historical Association. They examine the changes in domestic life over four centuries, shaping area homes, buildings, neighborhoods and land use. Nantucket Preservation Trust, Nantucket; (508) 228-1387;; meet at 10 a.m. at Oldest House on Sunset Hill

30 13th Annual Evening of

Discovery This year’s annual gala will be held on the front lawn of the Marine Hospital/St. Pierre School. Spectacular silent and live auctions cap the evening, supporting the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Reservations required. Former Marine Hospital/St. Pierre School, Vineyard Haven; (508) 627-4441 ext. 117; www, 6–9 p.m.; $200


Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Show Through July 6

Some of the Cape’s finest artists will display their work in a variety of media at this event. Outside at Windmill Green, Eastham;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free


23 Vineyard Haven House Tour

Here’s a chance to peek inside historic homes along Vineyard Haven’s William Street. Five architectural beauties will be open for tours. Festivities kick off at 11 a.m., in the Stone Church, with a lecture about local architecture by Chris Baer, local educator and historian. Tours will follow from 12:30–3 p.m. The day ends with lemonade and cookies. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown; (508) 627-4441 ext. 110;

Sandwich Garden Tour Visit a number of lovely private gardens in Sandwich at your leisure, then enjoy

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Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery Nantucket (508) 228-0294 Real or Imagined? June 15–29 Works that show relationship of realism to abstraction The Waterfront Artists June 29–July 13 Painters that changed Nantucket

artSTRAND Provincetown (508) 487-1153 Bailey Bob Bailey, Paul Bowen, Zehra Kahn, Tim Winn July 13–25 Breon Dunigan, Jessica Gandolf, Maryalice Johnston August 10–22

Albert Merola Gallery Provincetown (508) 487-4424 New Paintings Irene Lipton July 20–August 9 The Gaze of Desire Tabitha Vevers August 31– September 20

Addison Art Gallery Orleans (508) 255-6200 Jonathan McPhillips July 28–August 11 Paintings of light, atmosphere and the essence of New England Cleber Stecei August 4–18 New England landscapes captured in distinct atmospheric oils

Field Gallery West Tisbury (508) 693-5595 Traeger di Pietro and Marlee Brewster Brockmann August 5–18 Michael Stimola and Anne Salas August 19–September 1

Quidley & Company Nantucket (508) 255-4300 Anne Packard Iconic landscape/abstract painter August 10–22 Sean Beavers Fresh interpretations of still life August 24–September 5

Calendar light refreshments overlooking the wildflower garden. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich; (508) 888-6870;, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $15


14 Osterville Village Day Parade

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and Antique Car Show Watch a parade of more than sixty cars on Main Street in Osterville, then take a closer look on the museum grounds. Osterville Historical Society and Museum, Osterville; (508) 4285861;; noon–3 p.m.; free


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Falmouth Village Professional Arts and Crafts Street Festival This could be the most popular oneday show on Cape Cod. Booths line both sides of Main Street as the town closes the street to vehicle traffic. You’ll also find plenty of food and entertainment through the day. Main St., Falmouth Village; (508) 776-6555; www; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; free

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19 Provincetown Art

Association and Museum’s Secret Garden Tour Here’s a self-guided walking tour of fragrant and visually stunning private gardens throughout Provincetown. Guests meander through hidden stone paths and along crooked wooden walkways into borders and beds of specimen plants, common and exotic flowers and lush greenery. Afterward, visit the Art of the Garden exhibit inside the museum. Free parking, shuttle service and tour book. Proceeds benefit PAAM exhibitions and educational programs. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $30




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19 Nantucket Summer

Kitchens Tour Sponsored by the Nantucket Preservation Trust, this tour features historic homes and kitchens in the Pine Street neighborhood. Trained docents provide historical facts and stories at each home, while local chefs provide gourmet hors d’oeuvres and recipes. A marketplace will host a variety of unique vendors with specialty house and kitchen items. Nantucket; (508) 2281387;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $45

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Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Show Through August 3

Some of the Cape’s finest artists, who work in a variety of media, will display their work at this event. Outside at Windmill Green, Eastham; www.artisans; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free


Nantucket Historical Association’s August Antiques Show Through August 6

This annual antiques show benefiting the island’s historical association is managed by the Antiques Council and draws high-end vendors from around the country. Bartlett’s Farm, Nantucket; (508) 228-1894;; preview party Thurs. 6–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $150 for preview; $15 for show

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Wellfleet Historical Society’s 38th Annual House Tour This annual house tour features several 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.; $20


Tour of Oak Bluffs Cottages Learn more about one of the Vineyard’s distinctive architectural landmarks, the diminutive Victorian cottages at the Camp Meeting Association grounds, a National Historic Landmark. The ninety-minute tour includes a visit to six cottages and the Cottage Museum. All proceeds benefit the Tabernacle Restoration Fund. Oak Bluffs, Mass.; (508) 693-0525:; 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Last tickets sold at 2 p.m.); $25


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58th Annual Nantucket House & Garden Tour This annual house tour (and gardens, too!) offers 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 arrangements to complement the rooms in each home. This year’s tour includes Baxter Road and Siasconset houses and gardens. Nantucket: (626) 228-0925;; 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; $50

Oak Bluffs campground. Originally held to mark the end of the summer camping season, the festival has become a Vineyard favorite. A concert featuring a community sing-along and band accompaniment will precede the illumination. Tabernacle, Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs; (508) 693-0525;; music begins at 8 p.m.; free


42nd 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; (508) 548-4857; www.falmouthhistorical; 10 a.m.

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August Fete An evening of fun, food and preservation pointers on Main Street, in the village of Siasconset. The evening will comprise a progressive tour of historic homes restored to accommodate modern life while keeping their architectural integrity intact. A tented reception on the lawn of a private Siasconset home will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar, open bar and silent auction. Nantucket; (508) 228-1387; www.nantucket; 6–9 p.m.; $75–$150


27th Annual Pops by the Sea This fundraising concert regularly sells out to a live audience of over 15,000— the Cape’s largest single audience. Cape Cod residents and visitors from throughout the United States and abroad gather for the afternoon’s entertainment. Sit at VIP tables, festival seating or on the lawn and enjoy this magical afternoon. Proceeds from the concert go to the Arts Foundation. Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis; (508) 362-0066;; check the website for times and pricing


Grand Illumination Night Watch as traditional Chinese paper lanterns burn through the night at the

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Some of the Cape’s finest artists will display their work in a variety of media at this event. Welden Library & WB Community Building, West Barnstable; www; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free

16 Provincetown Art Association

and Museum’s 36th Annual Art Auction Vintage fine art by prominent Provincetown artists will go up for sale, and this year’s featured artist is Selina Trieff, who studied under Mark Rothko and Hans Hofmann. Fine Art Works Center, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750; www; 4–9:30 p.m.; $35


Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 7th Annual Gala This elegant dinner gala draws over 250 people to honor renowned artists for lifetime achievement and distinguished supporters of Provincetown art. Proceeds from this event help underwrite the museum’s exhibitions. Fine Art Works Center, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 6 p.m.; check website for pricing •

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Pink Buddha Bust “This Buddha’s head would be an inspiring accessory in almost any setting. Its shell-colored crackled finish is not typical and softens the look of the piece. I would place it in a bedroom or even a powder room where one could share a moment and feel its calming effect.” MARGO’S, OSTERVILLE, (508) 428-5664, WWW.MARGOSHOME.COM


Aubergine Cone Bubble Pendant by Caleb Siemon “This artist’s line of blown-glass pendants captures color and texture with such elegance—and this one has a touch of whimsy as well. We can imagine sipping a graceful flute of fizz under a series of these pendants. Pure Audrey!” MOHR & MCPHERSON, BOSTON, (617) 210-7900, WWW.MOHR-MCPHERSON.COM

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Madeline Weinrib’s Handwoven Ikat Fabric in Light Pink Daphne “Pink can often be so predictably sweet, but the black accents and ethnic pattern of this subtly lively fabric take it to a more vibrant level. It would be a stimulating choice for a nursery combined with walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine pink.” COASTAL, NANTUCKET, (508) 228-4662, WWW.COASTALNANTUCKET.COM

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Fermob’s Luxembourg Low Armchair “A familiar form to the well-heeled traveler, this comfy, quirky chair can be seen en masse in Paris’s Luxembourg Gardens, clustered around the model boat fountain. It comes in a riot of luscious, offbeat brights to mix and match. Who wouldn’t want to bring one home as a travel memento, or just because it’s such a stellar classic?” FLORA STYLE, SOUTH DARTMOUTH, (508) 996-2332, WWW.FLORA-STYLE.COM


Louvered Armoire by Stanley Furniture “Stanley Furniture’s Coastal Living Cottage line takes traditional pieces and freshens them up with a lively palette of seaside colors. I love the charm of this sophisticated yet casual armoire. It’s a perfect pop of color for a master suite or a guest bedroom. A beautiful aqua evokes a welcoming summer feel, even on the grayest of days.” MARGO’S HUTKER ARCHITECTS

Equus on Blue by Tim Flach “A client introduced us to Tim Flach’s work. Although all of his photographs are amazing, this piece calls to us in particular. It seems to capture light, color and movement simultaneously—a breathtaking blue!” THROUGH HUTKER ARCHITECTS

The interior design team at Hutker Architects—Abby Bart, Courtney Fadness, and Julia Robertson—is inspired by the vibrant colors and patterns of other countries. “We have our own treasured Cape palette,” Abby says, “but it’s fun to add a dash of juice, a pinch of sparkle and a sprinkle of pattern to our homes!” HUTKER ARCHITECTS, VINEYARD HAVEN, (508) 6933344, AND FALMOUTH, (508) 540-0048, WWW.HUTKERARCHITECTS.COM

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Graphic Lidded Baskets from West Elm “These one-of-a-kind Senegalese baskets are perfect for storing a multitude of miscellaneous stuff, from shoes to towels to toys. Available in six colors reminiscent of Necco Wafers, the delightful sculptural shapes can be grouped together or used individually to animate forgotten corners and help conceal the chaos.” BOSTON, (617) 450-9500, WWW.WESTELM.COM


Lilly Pulitzer’s Sea Fan Fabric “If you want to brighten a room and give it personality, then a dash of vibrant yellow is the perfect finishing touch. This fabric from Lilly Pulitzer’s collection for Lee Jofa would be an outstanding addition to a sunny palette. Or simply set out a bowl of bright lemons in your kitchen and let the sun shine in!” MARGO’S HUTKER ARCHITECTS

Sierra Wallpaper by Kimberly Lewis Home “We love this bold update on the classic chevron pattern! You could dress it with chrome and contemporary accessories or doll it up with white matelassé bedding. Apply it to an accent wall for a dose of sunshine or outfit an entire room for a vintage, summery feel. Either way, we think it’s a sunny classic!” THROUGH HUTKER ARCHITECTS

In Margie Huggard’s book, playing it safe is often the biggest decorating mistake. “I enjoy unusual design and love to add a twist to what would normally be expected,” says the designer, whose shop is brimming with unique treasures for the home. “I believe that good design must be comfortable while visually appealing to the eye.” MARGO’S, OSTERVILLE, (508) 428-5664, WWW.MARGOSHOME.COM

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Anthropologie’s Ditte Sofa in Agave Ikat “Such a high-stepping thoroughbred to design a room around! This sofa is a reinterpreted classic, a lovely juxtaposition of elegant form clothed in quirky pattern and fresh color. It’s always inspiring to work with something that has true personality.” BOSTON, (617) 262-0545, WWW.ANTHROPOLOGIE.COM


Bungalow 5 Hourglass Stool/Side Table “Perfect when you need just a little table to pair with a lovely armchair or when space is at a premium, this piece from Bungalow 5 is one of my absolute favorites. Available in an array of fun colors (I always gravitate to my signature green), it’s easy to move around and kicks up any space.” MARGO’S


Handwoven Cotton Blanket from Union Textiles “Cara DeHeart and Charlotte Lavish have founded what must be the most fun, bohemian studio on Nantucket! Head to Union Textiles for the softest of baby blankets (this one is available in a rainbow of colors) and you may leave with an armful of seriously fashionable knitwear.” NANTUCKET, (508) 680-4342, WWW.NANTUCKETSEAWEAVER.COM

For Mary Rentschler, decorating a space is a lot like getting dressed—“a dynamic interplay between function, fashion and personal preference!” She loves combining classic pieces with more unusual finds. Like the perfect accessory, she says, “those complete surprise elements lend a totally new context and set it all in motion.” RENTSCHLER & COMPANY INTERIORS, VINEYARD HAVEN, (508) 693-2058, WWW.RENTSCHLERINTERIORS.COM

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

1 Dinner Party Ahoy! In a whitewash finish perfect for summer entertaining, this quarter-sawn oak captain’s table from Belongings could set the scene for many a festive gathering. NANTUCKET, (508) 2280677, WWW.BELONGINGS.COM



2 Clear Choice Attention lighting lovers: Neutral Territory stocks a wide selection of glass pendants and lamps from Juliska’s new lighting collection, including the sculptural Amalia Corset lamp with silk shade. BARNSTABLE, (508) 744-7145

3 Picture Perfect This summer, Tree’s Place will showcase new paintings by Katherine B. Young and Marcia Burtt, including Burtt’s Gray Day, Birds. Stop by on July 7 for an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. ORLEANS, (508) 255-1330, WWW.TREESPLACE.COM

4 Destination: Cool



Part of the Destination collection by Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Co., the Coordinates coffee table from Bespoke Abode takes us to another place with its glossy white surface and raffia-finished ottomans. VINEYARD HAVEN, (508) 693-0722, WWW .BESPOKE ABODE.BLOGSPOT.COM

5 Warm Welcome Keep your summer houseguests cozy with a woven wool blanket by Eleanor Pritchard. You’ll find the striped throws at Coastal, along with an eclectic array of vintage furniture. NANTUCKET, (508) 228-4662, WWW.COASTALNANTUCKET.COM

6 Cottage Chic Give a guest room a touch of vintage charm with this bedside table from Sundries Furniture. Handmade by a local craftsman, it can be finished in any color you please. FALMOUTH,




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7 Catch of the Day Add a bit of coastal flair to your couch with Cottage & Bungalow’s Blue Crabs linen pillow. It’s one of a collection of colorful cushions featuring the artwork of Robin Rowe. (877) 441-9222, WWW.COTTAGE AND BUNGALOW.COM



8 Floor Models There’s no need for flowers with these standing bud vases by Schleeh Design, new at WA. Measuring 54" and 48" tall, the statuesque pair makes a serious style statement. PROVINCETOWN, (508) 487-6355, WWW.WA HARMONY.COM

9 Shore Thing Our eyes lit up when we saw the Oyster Shell Waterfall chandelier by Lowcountry Originals, just in at Midsummer Nights. Seashell decor has never been so elegant. CHATHAM, (508) 9455562, WWW.MIDSUMMER NIGHTS CHATHAM .COM

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New for summer at Shor, Matahari’s Liana Grass indoor/ outdoor cylinder stool offers a seat on a nice patch of lawn (minus the grass stains). A fun addition to the pool or patio! PROVINCETOWN, (508) 487-7467, WWW.SHORHOME.COM

11 Gourmet on the Go For a luxurious luncheon al fresco, may we suggest the Gourmet Trotter picnic hamper, available at Picnic Fashion? Clad in British green tartan, it’s been dubbed the “Range Rover of picnicking.” CHATHAM, (508) 3480588, WWW.PICNICFASHION.COM

12 Fresh Linens Sweet dreams are made of this: an antique reproduction bed bedecked with a bevy of John Robshaw pillows. Find all the makings for a blissful night’s sleep at Midnight Farm. VINE-




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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes

MAGIC FORMULA PAGES 46–53 Architect: John DaSilva, Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, Chatham, Mass., (508) 945-4500, Interior designers: Patricia Hessel and Margaret Farrell, THT Interior Design, Fairfield, Conn., (203) 334-5712 Landscape designer: Hawk Design, Sagamore, Mass., (774) 413-9480, Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Page 47: Chandelier from Currey & Company,; stair carpet by Elizabeth Eakins, Pages 48–49: Living room sofas by R. Jones,, with fabric by Lee Jofa,; chairs from Jessica Charles,, with Lee Jofa fabric; coffee table from E.J. Victor,; area rug by Elizabeth Eakins; floor lamps from Arteriors,; window shades by Conrad,; hand-carved ducks by K. William Kautz, www, through the Artful Hand Gallery, Page 50: Desk from Sarreid,; hide rug from Saddleman’s, www.saddlemans; window seat cushion fabric by Kravet,; window shades by Conrad. Page 51: Custom table from Brueton, www; chairs by Laura Kirar from McGuire,, with Barbara Barry fabric from Kravet; bar cart from Worlds Away,; chandelier from Visual Comfort, www.visual; window shades by Conrad; hand-turned cherry bowls on kitchen island by Spencer Peterman, www.spencerpeterman .com, through the Artful Hand Gallery; area rug by Elizabeth Eakins; cabinets by Klaff’s Kitchens,; bar stool from McGuire; window shades by Conrad; sunroom barrel chairs by Laura Kirar with Sunbrella fabric, both from McGuire; coffee table from Donghia,; window shades by Conrad. Page 53: Chairs, ottoman and bed by Jacques Garcia from Baker,; fabric on headboard, footboard and chairs from Donghia; accent table from Lazy Susan, www; carpet from Stark, www; motorized shades by Conrad.

TRUE COLORS PAGES 56–63 Architect and interior designer: Margo Ouellette, Boston and Vineyard Haven, Mass., (617) 909-2558, Builder: Harold Chapdelaine, Stone Bridge Building, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 696-9966 Landscape designer: Tea Lane Nursery & Farms, Chilmark, Mass., (508) 645-9437, Gardener: Avi Lev, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 693-6863 108 New England Home’s Cape & Islands Summer 2012

All artwork: Margo Ouellette Pages 56–57, 61: Custom blue sofa with Ultrasuede fabric from Kravet,; white lacquer screens and white lacquer lamps from Jonathan Adler,; glass bowl from Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks,; custom chairs in Ultrasuede fabric from Kravet; ottoman from Brueton,, in chenille fabric from Glant,; side tables from Donghia,; coffee table from Roche Bobois,; white linen window coverings from Designers Guild, www; custom bench in velour fabric from Pierre Frey, Page 59: Ghost chairs from Kartell, www.kartell .com; table from Knoll,; custom purple sofa covered in Genova Collection fabric from Designers Guild; linen pillow fabric from Pierre Frey. Pages 62–63: Lacquered cube tables from Jonathan Adler; daybed covered in Boussac fabric,; all glass from Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks; bed covered in Ocean fabric from Pierre Frey; duvet cover and pillow shams in Boussac fabric; custom side chair covered in Gaya Potiron fabric from Old World Weavers,; white lacquer lamps and green lacquer tables from Jonathan Adler.

SINGULAR SENSATION PAGES 66–73 Architect: Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Washington, D.C., (202) 337-5200, Interior designer: Trudy Dujardin, Dujardin Design Associates, Westport, Conn., (203) 8388100, and Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-1120, Builder: Hill Construction Company, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3360 Page 66: Dining table from Rose Tarlow, www; dining chairs from A. Rudin,, with fabric from Kravet,; glass plate by George Bucquet,, through Dane Gallery,; sisal rug from Stark Carpet,; light fixture from Gregorius Pineo, Pages 68–69: Chair from Gregorius Pineo with Rose Tarlow fabric; ottoman from Century Furniture,, with fabric from Kravet; glass on mantel by Charlie Miner through Dane Gallery; painting over mantel by Wolf Kahn through Cavalier Galleries, www; sofas from A. Rudin with Rose Tarlow fabric; patterned pillow from Nantucket Looms,; toss pillows with trim from Dujardin Design. Page 70: Outdoor furniture by Sifas through Logan Gardens,; pillows from Nantucket Looms; lanterns from Flowers on Chestnut, Page 71: Pans and utensils from Nantucket Gourmet,; cutting board, cake stand and white plate from Williams-Sonoma, Pages 72–73: Bench from Hickory Chair, www; painting by Wolf Kahn

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through Cavalier Galleries; chairs from A. Rudin; ottoman, window treatments and bedding custom through Dujardin Design; bowl on table by Toots Zynsky,, through Dane Gallery; fabrics and trim from Kravet; decorative baskets from Darryl and Karen Arawjo,, through Dane Gallery; shell by Treg Silkwood,, through Dane Gallery; area rug from Stark; table from Hickory Chair.


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Architect: Thomas P. Catalano, Catalano Architects, Boston, (617) 338-7447, www Interior designer: Susanne Csongor, SLC Interiors, South Hamilton, Mass., (978) 468-4330, Landscape designer: Joe Wahler, Stephen Stimson Associates, Falmouth, Mass., (508) 548-8119, Builder: Craig Ashworth, E.B. Norris & Son, Osterville, Mass., (508) 428-1165, Pages 78–79: Cotton Balls wall color from Benjamin Moore,; floor lamps, nesting tables, cocktail table and side table from Holly Hunt,; sofa and chairs from McLaughlin Upholstering Company,, with fabric from Old World Weavers through Stark,; area rug by Carini Lang from Stark; dining room wallpaper by Maya Romanoff,; dining table and chairs from Dakota Jackson,; chandelier from Remains Lighting,; hall table from Artistic Frame,; carpet by Carini Lang through Steven King, Page 80: Area rug from Steven King; candlesticks from Blue Peacock Home, www; lamps from Aesthetic Movement,, with custom shades from Blanche P. Field,; pillows from Ankasa,; sofa and club chairs from McLaughlin Upholstering Company with fabric by Larsen through Cowtan and Tout, www; coffee table by Guy Chaddock, Page 81: Table lamp from Aesthetic Movement; sconces by Paul Ferrante, www.paulferrante .com; pillow from Ankasa; sofa and club chairs by McLaughlin Upholstering with fabric by Larson through Cowtan and Tout; barstools from A. Rudin,, with leather from Edelman Leather,; pendants from Holly Hunt; coffee and side tables by Guy Chaddock. Pages 82–83: Draperies by Finelines, www; headboard by Martel Upholstery,; bedding by Sferra through Blue Peacock Home; custom area rug by Stark; chair and ottoman from McLaughlin Upholstering Company; side table by Oly, www, through Blue Peacock Home; chandelier by David Iatesta through Studio 534, •

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Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors 93 MFM Interiors 20

Anthi Fragiadis Associates 90


Michael A. Duffany Builders, Inc. 91

BayPoint Builders 31 Belongings 89 Boston Art, Inc. 26 Broderick Building & Remodeling 1 Brooks and Falotico Associates, Inc. 87 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc. 13 Cape Leisure 8 Carpet Barn – Carpet One 18 Casual Designs of Cape Cod 105 Cataumet Saw Mill 88 Chip Webster Architecture 103 Citizen’s Bank 85 Classic Kitchens & Interiors 103 Colony Rug Company 28 Cook & Cook 105

Midsummer Nights 93


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 64 New England Architectural Finishing 97


Nicholaeff Architecture + Design 15 Now Interior Design Studio 41 Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 2–3 Paul White Woodcarving 92 Pellettieri Associates Inc. 44 Polhemus Savery DaSilva 33 Provincetown Art Association and Museum 111 RPM Carpets 22 Sally Weston Associates 17 Schumacher Landscape Artisans 27 Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc. 19

Cosentino North America 38

Shafer O’Neil Interior Design 65

Cottage & Bungalow 94

Sharon McCormick Design, LLC 74

Dan Davis Custom Building & Remodeling 88

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Donna Elle Interior Design Back cover

Shope Reno Wharton 43

Dujardin Design Associates, Inc. 95

Shor Interior Design 91

Ecoshel 107

Snow and Jones 16

Freshwater Stone 94

Stephen Kelleher Architects 97

Furniture 110

Steven Nickerson Building and Remodeling 29

Gregory Lombardi Design 75

Sudbury Design Group 4–5

Horner Millwork 107

Sundries Furniture 101

Hutker Architects 9

Thomas J. O’ Neill, Inc. 21

Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard 108

Tony Cappoli Interiors 55

J & K Cabinets 39

Tree’s Place 35

Jeff Soderbergh 30

United Marble Fabricators 54

Joseph W. Dick Architecture, Inc. 99

Upstate Door 84

Judd Brown Designs 101

Viola Associate,s Inc. 20

JW Construction, Inc. 23

Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration 12

Kathleen Hay Designs Inside front cover

West Barnstable Tables 89

Kinlin Grover 45

William Raveis Real Estate 84

LaBarge Custom Home Building 11

Wychmere Woodworks 90

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Longwood Events 109 Lou Lou’s Decor 110 Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design 99 Marvin Windows 32

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Sketch Pad Design ideas in the making

COASTAL GRASSES WAS ONE mural I did just for myself. I knew that it would be integrated into my wallpaper mural collection, but since I wasn’t guided by a client on subject matter or aesthetics, I had free rein to decide the concept and style of the work. At first I thought it would look best with a foreground, middle ground and background—as you can see in the first sketch above, with the heron in a stream in the background and cattails in the foreground. But the design slowly evolved into a more expressive marsh scene, using a looser, more painterly hand for the background and with indigenous coastal marsh birds depicted in a tighter style in the foreground. I thought it would be great to walk into a space and feel enveloped by the tall grasses—as if you were among the birds nestled into the marshland, with the grasses reaching up toward the ceiling. AUDREY STERK, AUDREY STERK DESIGN, NANTUCKET, (508) 221-6996, WWW.AUDREYSTERK.COM


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