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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture and Building

Summering in Style

Classics Made Fresh as the Sea Air A House Perched on Top of the World New Life for a Pedigreed Beauty PLUS: BEACHY FINDS FROM LOCAL DESIGNERS

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t always feels a little silly trying to come up with something new for the editor’s letter of our annual summer Cape and islands issue. After all, in many ways the pleasures of the place and the spirit of the season are remarkably consistent. A good bit of the area’s charm, in fact, is based on the timelessness of its appeal, the way new generations in the family can be brought to discover more or less the same childhood idyll that parents and grandparents recall with such a warm glow. So is it entirely inappropriate that what’s written in this space each year tends to revolve around certain basic themes? The lineaments of Cape Cod and the islands do alter over time, of course— often quite literally, as with the disappearance this past March of the barrier dune at Ballston Beach in Truro, speeding the Pamet River’s reversion to the salt marsh it once was. And the man-made realms of custom and style are no different. I suspect relatively few of our forebears, for example, would have been entirely comfortable faced with sushi or sambal instead of steamers, yet a brief survey of Nantucket or Edgartown menus today turns up no shortage of such global

Continuity in Change accents, and they raise hardly an eyebrow. Influences from far and wide now provide the spice of how we live, even in the nostalgia-bound context of our summer haunts. You’ll see this in visual terms throughout many of the pages that follow, as houses old and new evoke the feel of continuity, yet weave it seamlessly with thoroughly contemporary ideas of comfort and what makes for a livable space. That is the subject of this magazine. Yet beneath variations in style and surface appearance, the things that make summer on the Cape, on the Vineyard, on Nantucket, so special—whether it’s

your first summer or your fortieth, and even if you live here year round—really are consistent through the decades. Wind, water, sand, sun, sky and the community of friends and family with whom to enjoy them don’t change fundamentally from one generation to the next. That, too, is the subject of this magazine. Looking back, it won’t matter much whether your idea of heaven was a solitary afternoon traversing the cove in your Sunfish or a solitary afternoon trudging the dunes plugged into your nano. What will matter is that the time was spent, and it was spent well. —Kyle Hoepner

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Summer 2013


Featured Homes 46 An Act of Faith A couple trusts their designer to give their gracious nineteenthcentury home an interior as fresh as the Nantucket sea air outside. Interior design: Charlotte Barnes, Charlotte Barnes Interior Design & Decoration / Photography: Michael Partenio / Text: Jaci Conry / Produced by Stacy Kunstel

56 History in the Making A new Martha’s Vineyard home marries past and present to look like it’s been welcoming its occupants for generations. Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architects / Interior design: Jim Gauthier and Susan Stacy, Gauthier-Stacy / Exterior photography: Greg Premru / Interior photography: Sam Gray / Text: Megan Fulweiler

68 On Top of the World A contemporary home stands out—literally—on its Cape Cod site. Architecture and interior design: Hutker Architects / Photography: Peter Vanderwarker / Text: Regina Cole


80 Old Made New Again A Nantucket house gets a custom makeover, becoming a retreat for three generations of a close-knit family. Interior design: Kathleen Hay / Photography: Michael Partenio / Text: Marie-Claire Rochat / Produced by Stacy Kunstel


Departments 12 From the Editor 24 Artistry: A Delicate Balance Jennifer McCurdy’s intricate porcelain vessels have a gravity-defying sense of movement that evokes the rhythms of the natural world. Text by Allegra Muzzillo / Photography by Gary Mirando

30 Interview: Arnie and Barry Johnson If you’re on the Cape or islands and need a big tree, chances are you’ll get it from Arnie and Barry Johnson at Osterville’s H.F. Johnson Tree Farm. Interview by Kyle Hoepner / Portrait by Keller + Keller 40 In Our Backyard: Branching Out Jeff Soderbergh’s new Wellfleet showroom offers a close-up look at the unique pieces the furniture maker crafts from reclaimed wood. Text by Lisa E. Harrison / Photography by Dave Hansen ///////

90 Calendar Special events on the Cape and islands with a focus on fine design. By Kaitlin Madden

100 Perspectives Cape and islands designers offer home accessories inspired by the beach. Edited by Erin Marvin 110 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful and now appearing in shops and showrooms on the Cape and islands. By Erin Marvin

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117 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 119 Advertiser Index 120 Sketch Pad A gilded eagle crafted by Paul White Woodcarving of East Sandwich will be the crowning touch for a couple’s fireplace mantel. On the cover: Patrick Ahearn designed a Shingle-style house to look as if it has stood on its Martha’s

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A Delicate Balance Jennifer McCurdy’s intricate porcelain vessels have a gravity-defying sense of movement that evokes the rhythms of the natural world. ///////////

Text by Allegra Muzzillo Photography by Gary Mirando


lmost every piece Jennifer McCurdy creates in her Vineyard Haven studio is crafted of unglazed white porcelain. Now and then she gilds the interior surfaces with 23-karat gold, but most often she leaves the pure white material in its natural form. The thinness of the porcelain gives the pieces their translucency and lets McCurdy explore the structure, rather than just the surface, of her vessels. It might be tempting to think an artist who throws, cuts and fires unglazed white porcelain over and over again would feel limited, would itch to explore other materials, colors and shapes. But for McCurdy, the fascination with her chosen medium never fades. In fact, the longer she works at her art, the more boundaries she finds to push beyond. “There are no shortcuts to this work,” she says. “My artwork has evolved very, very slowly.” While earning her master’s degree in

Top: Detail of Wind Bowl (2010), porcelain. Left:

ceramics at Florida Atlantic University, McCurdy met renowned artist John McCoy. He introduced her to porcelain clay—the snow-white material that becomes nonporous when fired, and with which she became so enamored. McCurdy spent the first part of her career as a potter, creating functional stoneware pieces like mixing bowls, goblets and wall sconces. Eventually she

Wheat Bottle (2009), porcelain, 9″H × 6″W. Right: Gilded Wing (2011), 8″H × 10″W × 9″D, porcelain and 23-karat gold.

shifted her focus back to the porcelain she fell in love with in school, and began exploring ways to create pieces that go beyond the purely functional. In 1992 McCurdy, along with her husband and their two daughters, decamped to Martha’s Vineyard, where her family had been since she was a teenager. “It

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Clockwise from right: Water Lily (2011), 6″H × 13″W, porcelain. Gilded Jungle Leaf Bowl (2101), 9″H × 10″W, porcelain and 23-karat gold. Articulated Tsunami Vessel (2012), 8″H × 13″W × 9″D, porcelain. Gilded Ribbon Vessel (2011), 14″H × 10″W, porcelain and 23-karat gold.

was challenging for our careers,” she says about the move to the island, “but then again, I’d never really envisioned raising our kids too far from my family.” Perhaps it is serendipitous then that McCurdy, who lives in Vineyard Haven, has been able to continue her artistic journey in such a rarified landscape, one so affected by nature’s cyclical qualities. A typical morning sees her pedaling twenty miles on her bicycle along the island’s many gardens, grasslands and waterways. It’s enough to motivate any artist, let alone one who is clearly inspired by the physical world. “My work looks organic, because it’s not exactly linear,” she says. “It’s more rhythmic, like nature.” McCurdy’s vessels are stunning feats in structural integrity. She likens the

technical aspects of her work to bridge building, referencing components that impart soundness and stability. “There’s gravity and there’s tensile and compressive strength,” she says. “Those forces come into play in ceramics, too.” For example, for her Ribbon series, she first incises the thrown pieces and then positions them upside-down on stilts in the kiln so that the porcelain does a sort of free-fall during the firing process.

Motion, light and space are at the very core of McCurdy’s mission. What she calls “hard and soft shadows” are projected onto—and inside—her pieces, darker where clay is denser, lighter where it’s thinner. Each vessel also begets an exceptional visual tension created by the negative and positive spaces made by the artist’s instinctive and elaborate carvings. “A lot of the forms are incised to the point where you can see through them,” she says. “You’re

seeing that struggle—that balance.” Museums and galleries around the country have made a place for McCurdy’s work. Her Wheat Bottle—inspired by the tip of an undulating stalk of wheat—is in the permanent collection of Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, and her Coral Nest—a bowl-shaped assemblage of nested oceanic appendages— sits at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California. Lately, she is

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developing new vessels she describes as, “more radical—with more curves and negative spaces.” After manipulating porcelain for more than thirty years, the freshness of the artist’s pieces is still palpable as she hones her craft and develops new techniques almost daily. “I couldn’t do the work one year ago that I’m doing right now,” she says. “Anybody could spend three lifetimes in clay and never scratch the surface of it—but I know I’ve grown my skill with the completion of each piece.” •

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Kyle Hoepner: Arnie, I know your business has been a fixture on the Cape and islands scene since your grandfather founded it in 1920. How have various members of the family been involved over the years? Arnie Johnson: My

grandfather John Johnson, who had just emigrated from Sweden where his family had cared for parks and gardens in the coastal city of Halmstad, started the business in Centerville. After returning from World War II my father, Harry Johnson, went to work for my grandfather. John retired in 1955 and my father ran the business until 1987, when he, too, retired. I started working part-time in high school and full-time in 1975. My son Barry started full-time in 2000, his brother Carl in 2006 and brother Ben in 2008. KH: The company began as a traditional landscaping service—so how did your current specialty evolve? AJ: In the early years, shipping plants was

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Arnie and Barry Johnson If you’re on the Cape or islands and need a big tree, chances are you’ll get it from Arnold (Arnie) and Barry Johnson at Osterville’s H.F. Johnson Tree Farm—just as your parents and grandparents did from their parents and grandparents. ///////////

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required to handle the larger trees.

ered trees as far south as Washington, D.C., and as far north as Bar Harbor, Maine. We service all of New England, but the bulk of our work is in southeastern New England.

BJ: The majority of our plant stock is

more difficult and land was inexpensive, so most landscapers maintained a nursery for their business. I was always most interested in the nursery side of the business, so when my father retired I focused on that.

KH: How are you different from a typical nursery? AJ: In the size of our trees and shrubs. We

planted in-ground in a park-like setting. We find this allows customers to get a more accurate representation of the tree or shrub and how it will fit in their landscape. Unlike many other nurseries we also offer a planting service for all our stock.

KH: How big a region do you serve? Does it extend outside of New England?

start where the garden centers leave off in terms of size. And we have the machinery

KH: What kind of inventory do you keep? AJ: We have approximately 2,500 plants

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on around nineteen acres—large evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs for landscaping. KH: Do you grow most of your stock at your locations? Or do you order trees and shrubs from other sources? BJ: We grow about a third of what we

sell. We collect another third locally, from homes that are being remodeled or demolished, and we also buy trees that have outgrown a yard or that were planted in the wrong place years ago. The remaining stock we buy from other growers. KH: Are there special challenges involved in growing your own stock? BJ: The biggest challenge is guessing what

will sell in five to twenty years! We’re still digging trees planted more than twentyfive years ago by my grandfather. Aside from that, the trees require constant care: watering, pruning, fertilizing, spraying. KH: What’s the biggest tree you’ve ever moved or installed? AJ: I can remember four or five very large

trees we have moved, but I’m not sure which one was biggest. The boys take pictures; I rarely did. BJ: The largest tree I’ve installed was a fifty-five-foot pin oak; it was planted on a golf course to shield a neighboring house from golf balls. And we’ve transplanted several trees with trunks twenty to twenty-five inches in diameter and heights over sixty feet. KH: Have there been any unusual requests over the years? BJ: The most interesting request I’ve


received was to locate and plant mahogany trees on a small island in the U. S. Virgin Islands. The logistics of getting equipment there made it next to impossible. AJ: And once we planted twenty-some European hornbeam trees in stainless-steel planters and craned them onto a rooftop in Boston! KH: What about interest in local plant varieties versus exotics? BJ: There is definitely increasing interest

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in natives in towns along the coast. Many customers want plants that blend into their natural surroundings. AJ: I think horticultural interest is expanding in all areas. I see more companies specializing in native plants as well as the rare and unusual plants. New hybrids and cultivars are always appearing and being studied for their merit in the landscape. KH: How involved are you in landscape design?

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AJ: Not at all. Our advice is about the characteristics of trees and their suitability for certain sites and exposures. BJ: We recommend that potential customers hire a landscape architect or other reputable designer for large landscape projects. KH: What are the uses people make of the trees and shrubs you provide? BJ: We install quite a few evergreens for

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privacy screening: we can install a “living fence” up to forty feet tall in a matter of days. We install broadleaf trees for shade in the summer and specimen trees to give scale to or soften the look of a new home. We also sell native trees and shrubs for revegetating wetland areas. AJ: A few people also want fruit trees or shrubs.


KH: Any tips for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket residents looking to add mature trees to their property as opposed to planting them small? BJ: There are some instances where

we will recommend smaller trees. Sites that are exposed to extreme amounts of wind and salt spray are a challenge even for young trees, let alone a mature tree. Look around at the native trees in the area: if they’re only twenty-five feet tall and windswept, it’s a bad idea to install anything larger than that. AJ: But when you have a large home or want to give your yard an established look, bigger trees make a noticeable difference. KH: There’s undoubtedly a lot of special equipment involved in your work… BJ: Our five tree spades are the most

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KH: How many other companies in New England are in the same business? BJ: There are probably some ten to fifteen

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KH: Arnie, I gather you now live on the property in Centerville where the business started. What prompted the company’s move to Osterville in 1961? And how have things changed since then? AJ: My grandfather bought our twenty

acres in Centerville at auction for $75—and he complained he paid too much! When he retired he subdivided the nursery into house lots. So my father then bought the Osterville farm as place for his business. I rented the land from him when I took over; it was mostly still field then. By 2001 Osterville was full of trees, and I was able to buy land in Marstons Mills to expand. This was followed in 2010 by our Sandwich farm—it’s the old Roberti dairy farm, which we lease from the town. We started planting there in the spring of 2011. KH: Do you do different things at each of your three locations? BJ: The Osterville farm is our main loca-

tion. Our office and shop are there, as well as most of our equipment. We also have larger in-ground trees and balled-andburlapped plant material. The Sandwich farm is primarily a growing site. Most of the stock there was planted over the last few years and will not be harvested for another three years. The Marstons Mills farm is where we grow most of our mature rhododendrons—as with the other farms, there is an area there for one-of-a-kind specimens we’ve collected from old estates. AJ: Each location has its own unique soil characteristics for growing. Osterville is sandy loam; Marstons Mills is light clay; Sandwich is deep loam with a lot of stone and a sandy subsoil. This lets us plant a tree where it will flourish best. KH: Four generations of the family have been involved in H.F. Johnson Tree Farm. Is there a fifth generation coming along? AJ: I have seven grandchildren. The oldest

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is Oscar, who is five. All of the others are granddaughters—some of whom play with trucks, so the potential is there! BJ: Time will tell. They’re preoccupied playing dress-up and baseball right now… KH: What do you love most about your work? BJ: By far, working with my dad and

brothers. AJ: Working with friends and family and working outside. To see the clouds marching across the sky and the trees lifting their arms toward heaven. •

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In Our Backyard

Branching Out Jeff Soderbergh’s new Wellfleet showroom gives Cape Cod residents and visitors a chance to see— and feel—the unique pieces the furniture maker crafts from locally sourced reclaimed wood. ///////////

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t has to pass the sexy test.” That’s the short answer furniture maker Jeff Soderbergh gives when asked how he determines a piece is finished. He runs his hand across a small, round tabletop propped on a workbench in his Middletown, Rhode Island, studio. To the untrained hand it feels perfect. The wood is as smooth as—likely even smoother than—a baby’s bottom, as the saying goes. “Nope, it’s not done yet,” says Soderbergh with a grin. “I want my pieces to be really tactile and inviting. The best compliment that you can give me is to tell me, ‘I can’t keep my hands off your furniture.’” His pieces are not only sexy to the touch, they also come with a sexy story. Sourcing has always been an integral part of the process. When Soderbergh started building twenty-three years ago (his first piece was for his girlfriend; her

parents soon wound up as his second clients), he’d hunt for reclaimed and antique materials far and wide, even importing wood from Europe. Today he’s committed to foraging for materials— wood, metal, textiles, glass, stone—within driving distance. “I’m making things a lot harder on myself,” Soderbergh admits, “but it has a much more regional feel and a more responsible carbon footprint.” As he rifles through the wood piled here and there in his studio, Soderbergh brings each stack to life. He points out chestnut from Pennsylvania destined to become the sliding doors of a laundry

room. There are pickle tanks he found in Massachusetts, made from California redwood and cypress, and gorgeous white oak and black locust from the hull of an 1885 racing schooner. He gestures to a grayed stack of planks sun-washed in memories. It’s Coney Island boardwalk. Nearby, Soderbergh has laid out four eight-foot-long, two-inch-thick planks on a workbench. The oak flooring from a Clockwise from top left: This white oak and black

locust console table was fabricated from the hull of the 1885 schooner Coronet. The exterior of Soderbergh’s Wellfleet showroom. Soderbergh made this fourteen-foot reclaimed-driftwood table with solid bronze base for the Tommy Bahama Manhattan store.

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Pennsylvania dairy farm will become one of his signature harvest tables. The boards are heavy, rough to the touch, with a lovely yellowed patina. The artist explains with a smirk: “Cows peeing on it for 100 years makes this beautiful color.” A subtle sense of humor and a dose of surprise resonate in Soderbergh’s creations. He toys with the unexpected, fashioning custom furniture from a fire escape, a manhole cover, even a street grate. “I have an anthropology background,” he says, “so I’m fascinated with a sense of discovery, and I want to share that enthusiasm.” Half Horizontal template:Layout 1 There’s humor in his work but the acco-

lades he gets are serious. Soderbergh has been touted in magazines across the country, including House Beautiful which, in 2010, featured his Vanderbilt dining table in its Kitchen of the Year. Designed by Jeff Lewis from Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” the stunning eleven-footer, which sits on a chrome base, is made from reclaimed southern 4/10/13 4:29 PM yellow Pagepine 1 rafters and beams from the Vanderbilt family stable in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Soderbergh also recently completed a large-scale design-build project (using the Coney Island boardwalk wood for floor-to-ceiling louvers, reclaimed driftwood for a table with a solid bronze base and oak from the 1800s for the walls) for the new Tommy Bahama flagship store in New York City. Though he continues to pay homage to the past via his clever creations, his aesthetic—and business model—are decid-

Above: Courtesy of Jeff Soderbergh

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Left: The Dublin Bed is made from a reclaimed 1875 Dublin Gothic church window, leaded Japanese water glass, Pennsylvania walnut and circa-1800 handforged iron fence scrolls found in Newport. Far Left: A sunburst mirror fashioned from original cedar clapboard uncovered during the renovation of a Colonial Newport home. right: A cabinet made from reclaimed black walnut and painted pine flooring from the circa1822 Michele Felice Corne home in Newport.

edly present day. His newest venture, a seasonal showroom in Wellfleet, is housed below Karol Richardson, the boutique his wife, Natasha, co-owns with her fashiondesigner mother. Visitors who followed the crushed shell driveway last summer were met with a sign that read, “Welcome—this is a place to start a conversation.” Shoppers would pop in, listen to a soundtrack peppered with The Black Keys, John Coltrane and the Rolling Stones, browse the furniture, maybe even eat lunch at the dining table. “Then I would get a call: ‘We were in your store and we want a table like that, only bigger,’” remembers Soderbergh. This summer, the showroom will grow in size and scope. Soderbergh will amp up the inventory to include benches,

dining and coffee tables, mirrors, interior details, sculpture and cabinets, and he’ll showcase the work of Rhode Island artists Peter Diepenbrock and Tom Deininger. “The showroom was a total experiment,” he admits (one equally inspired by expanding his market reach and giving his two young boys the same Cape Cod experience their mom enjoyed), “and the people loved it.” Turns out, even his summer plans— beach, surfing, sushi at Mac’s with his wife, plus plenty of time to meet with clients and dream up new projects—pass the sexy test. •

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Designer Charlotte Barnes outfitted the dining room in an array of styles, anchoring the space with a timeless antique birds-eye maple table, then adding mid-twentiethcentury chairs and a Crate & Barrel sideboard. A vibrant, Caribbean-inspired painting, purchased locally by the homeowners, adds a relaxed feel.

A couple puts their trust in their designer, who responds by giving their gracious nineteenthcentury home an interior as fresh as the Nantucket sea air outside its windows.

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“We knew that Charlotte ‘got’ us. We had faith that she would deliver a finished product that was an expression of who we are.”


he first thing interior designer Charlotte Barnes learned about this project was that her clients wanted an almost impossibly quick turnaround. It was January and the homeowners had just bought a gracious, four-story sea captain’s house on Nantucket that they wanted redecorated, top-to-bottom, by Memorial Day. “The 6,200-square-foot house was literally a blank canvas. Totally empty, it needed everything,” says Barnes. An ambitious timeframe, to be sure, but Barnes was up to the challenge. She already had a keen sense of the clients’ taste, having worked closely with them on two other homes. The deadline precluded time for a lot of meetings to discuss furniture selections and color choices. “I said to the homeowners, ‘You’re going to have to go with the flow,’ ” recalls Barnes. As it turned out, that was just fine with them. “We knew that Charlotte ‘got’ us,” says the husband “We had faith that she would deliver a finished product that was an expression of who we are. We told her to just take it and run with it.” Removed from the bustle of cobbled Main Street but a mere stroll from town and with views of Nantucket Harbor,

the house was built in 1830 at the height of the island’s prosperous whaling era. “It’s a very special, almost majestic place,” says the husband, who was drawn to the home’s soaring ceilings, elongated windows that usher in plenty of natural light, elaborate moldings and detailed woodwork. “The house was built during a time of incredible affluence. You can’t build the history that’s there.” He and his wife felt strongly that any changes to the home respect its origins. At the same time, they wanted the interiors to reflect their own modern style of living. For decades, the house had been used as an inn and the previous owners had undertaken a renovation in 2003 to convert it back to a singlefamily residence. Nantucket-based builder John Newman spearheaded the project back then, and the current owners tapped him to oversee the work done this time around. Construction was minimal: Newman added a new bathroom to the third

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A nineteenth-century table turns the space under the stairs into a quiet reading nook. Facing page, left: In the living room, antique mercury glass lamps sit atop a reproduction desk from HB Home. Facing page, right: The swirling hand-carved pattern on the staircase is among the unique details that initially impressed the homeowners. Summer 2013â&#x20AC;&#x201A; New England Home Cape & Islandsâ&#x20AC;&#x201A;49

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Barnes selected a range of Farrow & Ball paints in hues that echo the blues, grays and sands of

the seaside locale.

story, where the couple’s four sons, ages nineteen to twenty-three, bunk when they’re home, and built a large deck off of the main level. Other than that, changes were primarily cosmetic and Barnes’s domain. “Charlotte,” says Newman, “absolutely transformed the whole house.” Barnes began the transformation by repainting all the interior walls and their ample trim work. “It was an incredibly complicated and time-consuming job to strip and repaint the whole house,” says Barnes, who was awed by the precision of Nantucket painter Youcef Benhamida and his team. For the living area, Barnes selected a range of Farrow & Ball paints in hues that echo the blues, grays and sands of the seaside locale. She gave bedrooms a richer, warmer feel, as in the master bedroom where she chose a terracotta tone for the walls to complement a chair upholstered in a coral and lime-green damask that she fell in love with at first sight. “The homeowners really have an eye for modern design, but they

are also quite traditional,” says Barnes, so she furnished the house with pieces that represent an array of styles. In the living room, a Crate & Barrel sofa with a 1950s vibe sits next to an artistic Edwina Hunt lamp, a sea-grass rug underfoot gives modern appeal to the historic wide-plank floors and an antique whitewashed bamboo column acts as a display table. In the adjacent dining room, the traditional birds-eye–maple table is paired with midcentury chairs still sheathed in their original buttery-yellow leather. The sideboard is another Crate & Barrel piece. “I feel you can really buy things almost anywhere,” says Barnes. “If you choose well, you can mix Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn items with old antiques and midcentury pieces.” Taking cues from the setting, Barnes infused the decor with abundant nautical flair. “It’s such an eclectic mixture. We used anchors, old bamboo and rattan accents,” she says. “We shopped locally for some items, while other stuff came from flea markets.” She came across one of her favorite finds, an immense blue

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scrollwork is found on all the home’s fireplace mantels. Above: Barnes tried tables of various sizes and shapes for the kitchen and ultimately selected a long, narrow table from Leonards, which makes a perfect match for the built-in banquette. Facing page: Barnes gave the living room a neutral backdrop and added pops of blue, including an arresting water photograph by Tamara Bahry Paterson.

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Terracotta walls complement a chair upholstered in a coral and lime-green damask that Barnes fell in love with at first sight.

Above: An an aged-look

mirror from Restoration Hardware and a new marble top for the vanity enliven the existing tile in the master bath. Above, right: Knotted rope drawer pulls add a punch of nautical flair. Facing page: Barnes commissioned the shellframed mirror, by Laurette Kittle, to play off the terracotta walls and white trim of the master bedroom.

lobster that now hangs above the kitchen fireplace, at the Brimfield Antique Show. The discovery of a tarnished copper ship’s light led to the creation of a collection of old beacons, including one that guided an America’s Cup winner long ago. Displayed in the study, the collection is a personal favorite of the husband, an avid sailor. Artwork was acquired more deliberately, including the eightfoot-tall lighthouse by Regina Williams on the living room wall. Barnes found the piece, along with others for the house, through Canadian art dealer Julie Reid. “It arrived in two parts. Up close, it’s the most beautiful oil painting you can imagine,” says Barnes. “It makes quite an impression.” Astonishingly, all of the stately house’s original interior window shutters, which fold back into the moldings, remained intact. “Not only are the shutters wonderful and unique, they were a saving grace for us because having them meant we did not have to make one curtain for the whole house, which

saved a ton of time,” says Barnes, who collaborated with Newman to have them restored to reflect their nineteenth-century luster. Barnes turned to Quadrille for all the home’s fabrics, working closely with the company’s owner, John Knott, who happens to be a dear friend. The patterns, all exuding a casual elegance, complement each other to promote an easy flow from room to room. The family arrived on Memorial Day weekend to find that Barnes’s team had installed all the furnishings, hung the towels in the bathrooms and even unpacked their clothing. Barnes had briefed her clients occasionally about her decorating decisions, but they confess they really had no idea what to expect when they walked through the front door. “It was a surprise— an extremely pleasant surprise,” says the husband. No surprise, at all, however, that their faith in their designer was so well placed. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 117.

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ma r r i e s pa s t a n d p r e s e n t s o s u c c e s s f u l l y, w e l c o m i n g i t s o c c u pa n t s f o r g e n e r a t i o n s .

The welcoming parking court, situated between the main house and the pool house, is hidden from the road. Dual chimneys framing the widow’s walk and colorful window boxes at the dormers further the home’s charm.

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verybody involved held a singular vision: a house that would look like it had sheltered generations. So seemingly filled with history would be this new Martha’s Vineyard home, no passersby would guess its tender youth. And so it came to be. No one really recalls the property’s original saltbox or how different this land once looked. The thoughtful owners had the small existing structure relocated and donated it to the community as affordable housing. And the site? Significant choreography by Boston and Edgartown, Massachusetts–based architect Patrick Ahearn took care of that. To ensure privacy and maximize views, Ahearn, along with Edgartown’s Donaroma’s Nursery and Landscape Services, skillfully transformed the grade. A sixteen-foot-high concrete wall helped create what Ahearn labels “a table top” on which the new house could rest. With only a two-foot-high stone wall visible from the road (the rest is buried), there’s no hint of the dramatic topographical work that ensued. The stone wall separates the manicured lawn from a pretty field brimming with wild flowers and grasses. Cedar shingles and antique brick on the home’s facade are historically accurate. Moss planted between the bluestone along the front path appears to have found its own way. And tour the interior and you’d swear the rooms had been lovingly restored, not newly built. Authentic materials like antique pine floor boards with hand-forged nails combined with builder Peter Rosbeck’s high level of craftsmanship help keep the structure’s age secret. What the owners had long anticipated—“a gambrel-style home, on a quiet road with beautiful views,” says the wife—is now a reality and even better than the couple could have wished. As true to the past as Ahearn’s stellar design might be, it’s also contemporary in its openness and functionality. For owners with a full roster of visiting friends and family that was an additional priority. Jim Gauthier and Susan Stacy, who jumped on board at the very beginning,

Left: Comfy seating surrounds an antique chest turned coffee table in the sitting room adjacent to the kitchen. Above: “Generous portals help keep the kitchen and family room area connected,” says designer Jim Gauthier. The homeowners’ collection of antique blue bottles— along with a painting they commissioned of some of their favorites that hangs over the mantel—adds color to the quiet palette. Right: The dining area’s decor incorporates a stalwart lantern by Formations and a pair of antique chests.

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As true to the past as Ahearn’s stellar design might be, it’s also contemporary in its openness and functionality. For owners with a full roster of visiting friends and family that was an additional priority.

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Left: The husband’s study, where much of his outstanding scrimshaw collection is showcased, is clad in reclaimed pine paneling. An antique portrait of a ship’s captain hangs above the fireplace. Right: The pool house mimics the house. The pool includes an attached spill-over spa with a stacked rock veneer. Below: The owners bought the striking hall sculpture because, says the wife, “It makes us smile.” Shallow Rumford fireplaces like the one in the living room are classic features in old houses.

fell seamlessly into sync with their well-traveled clients. As this was to become their permanent home upon retirement, the owners were looking to incorporate favorite antiques and an impressive amassing of pedigreed clocks. “The collection began sixteen years ago on a London trip when we spied a tall mahogany clock with a moon dial,” recalls the husband, obviously delighted with the memory. Ancestral portraits demanded a place of honor and there was also artwork, wonderful scrimshaw and Nantucket baskets to consider. In less capable hands, such belongings may have steered the rooms into a quiet formality. Instead, Gauthier and Stacy’s artful marrying of old and new furnishings (a cool Lucite cocktail table and, a breath away, a classic eagle-topped mirror, for example) keep every corner fresh and current. In accordance with the wife’s request for a palette that would reference the home’s location and foster an airy ambience, walls are painted Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White. Fabrics—mostly linen—appear in appealing hues that mimic sea and sand, both of which are only a stone’s throw distant. The open-plan living/family room is the design’s heart. At the living room end, the designers have cultivated a slightly more elegant tone. Here’s where grownups might gather before or after dinner. Segue to the space’s opposite end where the television resides, and seating centers on a generous ottoman. Brick fireplaces grace both sides. But where one hearth is punctuated with a mirror above, the other is dressed with a charming still life of antique bottles by Steve Mills, a native of Massachusetts who still summers on the Vineyard. The savvy artist has worked the owners’ twin sons’ birth date into the still life—a subtle addition the owners cherish. Nearby Edwardian-style chairs are upholstered in smoky blue and tan stripes. For continuity, Gauthier and Stacy cleverly scattered varying shades of blue (a nod to the wife’s billowing summer hydrangeas as well as sky and ocean) throughout. The husband’s cozy paneled study (the inviting covered porch with fireplace is right outside his door) includes an upholstered cerulean chair for comfortable fireside reading. The blue-patterned ethnic rug that covers the study floor was selected for its appealing muted quality. “Muted ethnic rugs— not worn—provide a sense of age,” explains Gauthier. In the kitchen, bright blue mosaic tiles set off the cooking area. The secondary island, which frequently serves as a bar, is painted a seaworthy azure that might also, upon occasion, conjure congenial thoughts of Bombay Sapphire gin. Rather than a traditional dining room they’d seldom use, the owners opted to merge 60  New England Home Cape & Islands  Summer 2013

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The wife requested a palette that would reference the home’s location and foster an airy ambience. Fabrics— mostly linen—appear in appealing hues that mimic sea and sand, both of which are only a stone’s throw distant.

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The covered porch at the back of the house lets the owners relax outdoors rain or shine. The chairs, the sofa and dining table are from Restoration Hardware, while the coffee table, side table and lamps are antiques store finds. Antique bricks were used to build the fireplace, and the metal ship’s model on the mantel is also an antique.

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What the owners had long anticipated— “a grambrel-style home, on a quiet road with beautiful views,” says the wife—is now a reality and even better than the couple could have wished.

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the kitchen with the dining area. Gregorius/Pineo rush chairs in a Mojave finish cluster about a Restoration Hardware table. The nearby sitting area sports an antique brick floor, a sly maneuver that leaves visitors with the impression that at some point a porch was reclaimed. An antique chest doubles as a coffee table, while demi-lune tables and Charles Fradin chairs flank the sofa. Gauthier and Stacy have created a serene equilibrium for the bedrooms as well. The lofty master suite is awash in soft colors. The upholstered bed’s dark frame and twin Windsor chairs beside the hearth interject visual interest—not that there’s not plenty already. His and her window seats, a private deck and a bath that conjures the elegance of a grand, understated hotel leave little to be desired. “The freestanding tub,” Gauthier points out, “is a more modern choice than a traditional claw foot.” Guests? Oh, there are abundant nests for them, including playful quarters above the three-bay garage that hold a king-size bed and a separate bunk room. Across the pebbled courtyard, a ship’s ladder in the pool house leads up to yet another bunk room. Should the day be not quite right to pile everyone into the family’s 1979 convertible VW bug (the husband has a penchant for vintage cars) and head to the beach, a pool dip is more than satisfying. But then there’s nothing that doesn’t satisfy about this very personal house where past and present so happily merge. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 117.

Left: Simple sheers at the windows give the spacious master bath privacy. “There’s something about a summer breeze gently moving sheers that says relax and take it easy for me,” says Gauthier. Above: In the owner’s paneled bedroom, an antique bow-front chest serves as a nightstand beside the dark-framed bed. Right: The widow’s walk and the bedroom decks let the homeowners and their guests enjoy sweeping views across a conservation meadow to blue water beyond.

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Gauthier and Stacy have created a serene equilibrium for the bedrooms, as well. His and her window seats, a private deck and a bath that conjures the elegance of a grand, understated hotel leave little to be desired.

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The house faces east, with expansive fenestration augmented by bands of windows that open to the Cape Cod breezes. The fierce prevailing winds stunt the trees to a height of about twelve feet, so Hutker Architects designed the house to perch just high enough to gaze out over the treetops.

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“The ethos of our company is to connect colors and textures to the landscape for timeless character,” says Hutker. “We want someone in fifty years to find the house as appealing as it is today.”

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Stone floors, clean, modern furniture and timeless fabrics suit a house that serves up maximum drama. Right: Cherry kitchen cabinetry, a fir ceiling and windows and a bright rug under the dining room table banish all hints of glassy coldness.


he location drives the design, architects like to say. This house might be the textbook example of that dictum, a striking, modern construct that is all about its unforgettable location, all about drinking in the site’s beauty while treading gently on its surface. “This Cape Cod area is covered with scrub oak that grows no higher than twelve feet because of the constant buffeting of the wind,” says architect Mark Hutker. “The ecologically fragile environment drove the design for what is a tree house in many ways. It’s every architect’s dream to build up in the trees; this house rises above them. It was a dream of a project.” The 2,300-square-foot, one-level vacation home floats thirteen feet above the ground, elevated on steel pilings. Below spreads the Cape’s ubiquitous windblown scrub for-

est, ending only at the water’s edge. The house’s footprint on this fragile environment is limited to two sets of stairs and the tiptoe of a column at the center that includes an outdoor shower, a mechanical room, storage and an elevator shaft. The house consists of two sections: a single-story block that holds two bedrooms, and a one-and-a-half-story shed-roofed section containing the living room, kitchen, dining room and master bedroom. All rooms have windows that gaze to the east and the ocean; in the half-story rooms the walls facing south and north are mostly glass, too. A long, elliptical deck extends from the taller section’s eastern edge like a pontoon; walkways reach toward it from the kitchen, living and master bedrooms. “The deck, also up on pilings, is very large,” says Charles Orr, principal architect and part of the creative team from Hutker Architects that worked on this house. “It’s an outdoor living space the size of the living and dining rooms combined.” “The volume of the deck pushes away from the house,” Hutker Summer 2013  New England Home Cape & Islands 71

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Elevating the house on steel pilings minimizes the structure’s footprint on the Cape Cod scrub oak forest and gives the house spectacular views all around. The space underneath the house has a sitting area for ground-level relaxing.

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“The ecologically fragile environment drove the design for what is a tree house in many ways. It’s every architect’s dream to build up in the trees; this house rises above them. It was a dream of a project.”

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explains, “so when you sit out there, you do not have the sense of the house leaning over you. It adds a tremendous amount to the feeling of being among the trees. “The cathedral-height space leans toward the view with a large band of downward-opening transom windows,” Hutker continues. “The chi of the house is toward the east and the view.” It was the homeowners’ idea to introduce yet more windows to exterior walls. “At their behest, we added a little strip of windows high up on the top of the west wall of the shedroofed section,” says Charles. “What a difference! It balances the light coming into the space.” The layout places the master bedroom and living room at opposite ends of the house and gives each room a gable-end fireplace set into glass walls. Copper-clad chimneys rise from both ends of the house. Like the deck, they also stand at a remove from the house’s outer wall. The clever design eliminates the need for a central chimney wall, adding to the home’s sense of lightness. “One of the nice things about creating within this view is that the view is all around,”

says project architect Matt Schiffer. “With the uninterrupted glass walls, we were able to underscore the sense of the flow of the view.” Much of house, save for the two guest bedrooms, has limestone floors. “When we lifted the house up into the air, it was important to establish a new ground plain,” Hutker says. “So we used stone flooring throughout the public rooms.” The interiors, spearheaded by Emily Hurstak, who has since formed her own company, the Cambridge, Massachusetts–based Emily Elizabeth Interior Design, are simple and serene, as befits a house with a big view. Warm limestone flooring and fir woodwork around the windows banish any hint of glassy coldness. Colors are oriented to the view, as well. “The ethos of our office is to connect colors and textures to the landscape for timeless character,” says Hutker. “We want someone in fifty years to find the house as appealing as it is today.” That translates into grays to match winter tree bark, greens to echo shrubbery in full summer leaf and sandy hues to evoke the beach. “Then there is a punch of orange in the rug

A fireplace set into the glass wall dominates one end of the master bedroom. Left: The tub in the master bath rests on a sea of smooth stones.

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The house is all about its unforgettable location, all about drinking in the site’s beauty while treading gently on its surface. Below spreads the Cape’s ubiquitous windblown scrub forest.

The pontoon-shaped deck is an outdoor living and dining room that is as large as its indoor counterparts. The deck stands at a distance from the house, accessed by walkways from the living room, kitchen and master bedroom.

under the dining room table,” Hutker adds. “It echoes the warm fir color of the ceiling and is a complement to the blue of the ocean. It is like creating a little room within a room.” The shipshape master bedroom is a sun-drenched haven by day, spa-like in its contemporary simplicity but warm and inviting with its fireplace flanked by roomy lounge chairs. In the master bath, the stone floors turn pale against the warm wood tones of the vanities and window trim. Under the tub, a carpet of smooth stones further speaks of the elements of nature. While Hutker Architects designed many of the house’s sleek built-ins, the design team turned to Rhode Island artisan Peter Zuerner for the kitchen cabinetry and for special pieces of furniture like the living room bench fashioned from the curve of a large tree limb, which makes a splendid spot from which to gaze out on the views. All rooms, including the westfacing guest bedrooms and the home office, radiate out from the entry foyer, which opens from the stairs and the elevator. Another staircase climbs from the parking area below the house to the pontoon deck. “It was important to the homeowners that they be able to park under the building, doing away with the need for a garage,” Orr explains. “An elevator plus two stairways at opposite ends of the house lead up to the living level.” On the western side of the living level, an entry deck provides seating for sunset viewing. Even at ground level there is room for relaxation: a comfortable conversation grouping greets travelers as they emerge from their vehicles. When a setting is as dramatic as this one, there is no such thing as a view that is not beautiful. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 117. Summer 2013  New England Home Cape & Islands 77

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Text by Marie-Claire Rochat Photography by Michael Partenio Interior design: Kathleen Hay Builder: Josh Brown, J. Brown Builders Landscape design: Martin E. McGowan, ’Sconset Gardener Produced by Stacy Kunstel

Old Made New Again A resourceful and imaginative designer reworks a fully furnished Nantucket house, creating a retreat custom-made for the three generations who spend happy summers there together.

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The designer combined bold texture with a serene color palette inspired by the coastline, picking up the tones of the fieldstone fireplace and the pickled beams. Objects collected from the sea (coral, shells, sea sponges) and the marine motif of the upholstery are reminders of the home’s island location.

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I Hay is gifted at creating rooms that

are inviting and entirely livable: rooms that are as suitable for a child clutching a box of Crayolas as for a host offering a platter of hors d’oeuvres.

n keeping with the centuries-old Nantucket custom of house-naming, the new owners of this Shingle-style home on the island’s north shore made that decision before they’d even pocketed the key to the front door. Their house would be called Two Sisters, in honor of their two daughters, each of whom has two daughters of her own. The close-knit clan from the Boston area had rented vacation homes on the island for years; now the grandparents wanted a place to call home. To accommodate their active family, which includes four pre-school–aged granddaughters, they needed a house with a spacious layout, at least five bedrooms and a large yard. Other criteria included a pool and close proximity to the beach, the tennis club and town. This house, designed by Ray Pohl of Botticelli and & Pohl Architects and built by O’Connor Custom Homes in 1996, had everything on the checklist—plus it was already fully furnished. To freshen up and personalize the interior, the owners brought in Nantucketbased interior designer Kathleen Hay. Along the way, she ended up doing much more than a touch-up. Hay is gifted at creating rooms that are inviting and entirely livable: rooms that are as suitable for a child clutching a box of Crayolas as for a host offering a platter of hors d’oeuvres. This was to be a gathering place where the family could kick back, have fun together and enjoy the immeasurable pleasures of summertime on Nantucket. Evidence of Hay’s skill is readily seen, in a basket filled with a jumble of tiny pink flip-flops in the foyer, in the Ultrasuede she chose for the dining room chairs—beautiful but not too precious, and easy to clean if juice gets tipped—and in a geometric floor stencil (by Nantucket artist Audrey Sterk) in lieu of a rug under the dining table to facilitate easy sweep-up of crushed Goldfish crackers. The plan from the start was to repurpose as much as possible. Hay used most of the furniture that came with the house, re-covering sofas and armchairs, shortening tables for use in new capacities and partnering with island painter Robert Cirillo to customize paint colors to match existing upholstery. All decisions about the new decor and any new acquisitions were made by a committee of the whole family, right down to the little ones, a process Hay says was easier than it might sound. “Truly, every-

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The dining chairs’ hand-screened Galbraith & Paul fabric picks up the tangerine hue on the walls. The primitive elephant painting is from Nantucket Looms. Facing page, top: Rattan stools surround a large center island in the kitchen, which blends cottage-style wainscoting with botticino marble countertops and contemporary stainless steel appliances. Facing page, bottom: The classic Shingle-style house was built in 1996.

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one in the family was in on every decision” she says. “One of the daughters was the quarterback—my main contact—but by and large, all the family members had a voice. I have to say, it was a really pleasant experience.” Now and again, Hay played lobbyist for her design ideas, such as when she persuaded the family to vote in favor of re-staining the oak floors and pickling the vaulted ceiling beams, all of which were the same brown hue. The darker floor Hay envisioned adds elegance and accentuates the soft shades of the area rugs and upholstered furnishings. The pickled beams brighten the space and play up the peaked ceiling. At other times, she played mediator, deftly offering solutions that satisfied seemingly disparate desires. For instance, one daughter preferred bright color and bold pattern while the other favored muted shades and subtle design. Hay answered to both by selecting fabrics and wall coverings in quiet hues, but intro-

ducing drama with plenty of texture. She also gave a nod to both preferences in the sisters’ bedrooms. A custom-designed runner crafted by Nantucket weaver Hillary Anapol picks up the bright colors of the bed linens and the tangerine of the goat-hair rug in one sister’s quarters, while an assemblage of white-washed and pale-blue dory boats by New York artist Maralyn Menghini serves as a focal point in her sibling’s room. The rambling home’s living room is anchored on one end by a fieldstone fireplace with a hand-carved mantel depicting a bowhead whale and a sperm whale facing off. A bank of windows and French doors offer views and invite egress to the gardens and slate terrace. To accommodate the family and their frequent houseguests, Hay designed the large-scale room with comfort in mind. Generously stuffed oversize sofas covered in lush Ultrasuede, stout slipper chairs softened with plump throw pillows and a plethora of ottomans (she calls them “indispensable” and

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Generously stuffed oversize sofas

in lush Ultrasuede, stout slipper chairs with plump throw pillows and a plethora of ottomans (Hay calls them “indispensable”) offer seating for fifteen-plus. Clockwise from above: An

oil painting by American artist Megan Hinton, a focal point of a seating area in the living room, picks up the blue of the ottomans and accessories. A flag hints at choppy seas, fluttering above a dining gazebo and thriving gardens. Bright pops of pink join lush grasses around the swimming pool.

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Her clients questioned the idea of a round table in a sunny niche in the living room, the designer recalls. No surprise— it’s become favorite spot to check emails or work on a jigsaw puzzle. Facing page, top: A comfortable chair and foot rest from Anderson’s on Nantucket might do for a mid-day nap. Facing page, bottom: Tangerine and periwinkle blue accent a sunny first floor bedroom.

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“utterly flexible”) offer seating for fifteenplus. Hay’s trademark palette of sandy beige, seafoam green, soft sky blue and seashell gray is refreshing and clean, and the designer added warmth with textured upholstery, grasscloth wall covering and natural woven blinds in creamy white. The house already featured such nautical details as shiplap walls, wainscoting, porthole windows and rope motif trim around the door casings, and Hay collaborated with the “committee” to build on the theme. They selected the work of a handful of Nantucket artists, including Eric Holch’s whimsical prints in bright, primary colors for the den and Michael Gaillard’s handsome color photograph of a weathered hull for the living room. A magnificent hand-blown glass bowl from Dane Gallery takes center stage on a square coffee table in the living room, graced by the shadow of a dreamy, frameless oil painting by island artist Megan Hinton. Proportion partnered with practicality in Hay’s determination that the center island in the kitchen needed to be larger. “By stretching it out we achieved a more balanced look, visually, plus are able to accommodate four stools,” she says. Hay suspended three glass globe lights from the Nantucket Lightshop over the re-configured island. New carpentry was kept to a minimum as the bones of the house were, for the most part, ideal for the family. One exception: the sisters’ bedrooms. Both had small closets and little space for bureaus. Hay enlisted local craftsman Josh Brown to build custom-designed beds (with drawers), chests and nightstands, finishing the pieces in a high-gloss, white lacquer in keeping with the nautical vibe. Brown also converted a mudroom into a butler’s pantry and transformed a second-floor back bedroom into a bunk room and children’s play room. Speaking of playing, lucky for the owners, their outdoor playground was perfect when they bought the house. Nicely contained within a privet hedge, the pool, waterfall, terrace and gardens provide a lovely area for the gatherings the family loves to host. Hay may have finished her work at this lovely vacation home in one of America’s most cherished places, but it is just the beginning of many years of memory-making summers for the happy family. •

All decisions about the new decor

and any new acquisitions were made by a committee of the whole family, right down to the little ones, a process Hay says was easier than it might sound.

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Special events for people who are passionate about design



Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Spring Consignment Auction and Estate Sale

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;; 7 p.m.; free


Vineyard Haven House Tour Take

a closer look at some of Martha’s Vineyard’s finest homes. The tour will include five historic residences on William and Main streets, and participants are invited to enjoy cookies and lemonade at the final house. Katharine Cornell Theater, Vineyard Haven; (508) 627-4441 x110;; noon; $35–$45


The 25th Annual OIA Garden Tour Enjoy the beautiful gardens

of Orleans at the annual Orleans Improvement Association Garden Tour. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the tour, and celebratory programming will include artists painting in the gardens and post-tour receptions at the Addison and Rowley Galleries. Ticket holders will also be entitled to discounts at many local restaurants and shops. 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. Orleans;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $25–$30


15th Annual Evening of Discovery

Celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum during an evening inspired by the museum’s latest exhibition, A Taste for the Exotic: Mementos from Around the Globe. This year’s gala event will feature a silent auction and buffet dinner, and will take place under a tent overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor. Keep in Touch Send notice of events and gallery

shows to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118, or by e-mail to Photos and other images are welcome. Please submit information at least three months in advance of your event.

MV Museum Vineyard Haven Property, Vineyard Haven; (508) 627-4441 x110;; 6 p.m.; $200


Plein Air Nantucket Through June

30 The Artists Association of Nantucket will host their second annual Plein Air festival, open to outdoor painters. The two-day event will culminate in an exhibition of the art and the presentation of the Frank Swift Chase awards on June 30 at 6 p.m. at 33 Washington Street. Nantucket; (508) 228-0722; nantucketarts. org; call for more information



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


Behind the Scenes at Mitchell House at Twilight Explore the historic

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

Mitchell House at the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association during an in-depth tour by preservation trust executive director Michael May and Mitchell House curator Jascin Leonardo Finger. The tour will be followed by a wine and cheese reception beneath the property’s historic grape arbor. Limited space, reservations necessary. Mitchell House, Nantucket; (508) 228-2896;; 4 p.m.; $10 NPT/MMA member, $15 non-member


Sandwich Private Garden Tour

Take a self-guided stroll through the beautiful private gardens of Sandwich. Members of the Pen Women of Cape Cod will be stationed at each garden, where they will be painting and writing poetry, and guests are invited to the Green Briar Nature Center for refreshments following the tour. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich; (508) 888-6870;, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $15


Falmouth Village Professional Arts and Crafts Street Festival Rain date

July 11 More than 200 arts and crafts vendors will line Main Street during this popular one-day show on Cape Cod. You’ll also find plenty of food and

Now in the Galleries Albert Merola Gallery Provincetown (508) 487-4424 June 21–July 11 Duane Slick and James Balla August 2–22 Paul Bowen and Irene Lipton Addison Art Gallery Orleans (508) 255-6200 July 4–13 Art from Coast to Coast Featuring new works by Kim Victoria Kettler, Cynthia Reid, Julie Snyder and Elizabeth Babbin Tucker August 1–31 Cynthia Reid: Olivier Suire Barn Shadows Verley Works from the French painter Field Gallery West Tisbury (508) 693-5595 June 30–July 13 Jeff Hoerle, Jhenn Watts, Kenneth Pillsworth New works and offerings from a local painter, photographer and jeweler July 28–August 10 Stephanie Danforth, Charles Gibbs and Jean Jack Left Bank Gallery Locations in Wellfleet and Orleans (508) 349-9451 July 13–26 Tatjana Krizmanic Wellfleet location August 3–16 Ed Chesnovitch Orleans location Quidley & Company Nantucket (508) 255-4300 July 12–24 Forrest Rodts A solo exhibition of landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes and illustrations July 26–August 7 Doug Brega Works from the contemporary watercolorist

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entertainment through the day. Falmouth; (508) 776-6555; falmouthvillageassociation. com; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; free


Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Secret Garden

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and stroll through the lush gardens of Provincetown’s Central East End during PAAM’s annual Secret Garden Tour. Ticket purchase includes access to the Art of the Garden exhibition at PAAM’s Commercial Street headquarters following the tour, and proceeds from the flora-filled day will support the organization’s educational initiatives. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 4871750;; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $30


Summer Kitchens House Tour Tour historic homes on Orange Street, some of which belonged to famous whaling captains of the 1800s. A concurrent outdoor marketplace will host local artisans and vendors selling kitchen-related goods. Special lecture by The Fabulous Beekman Boys—not to be missed! Nantucket; (508) 228-1387;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $45

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Osterville Village Day Parade and Antique Car Show More than

seventy-five antique and vintage cars will parade down Main Street in Osterville during this annual event. Attendees are invited to take a closer look at the cars at the museum grounds before and after the parade. Osterville Historical Society

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Summer Lecture & Luncheon with Gil Schafer Acclaimed

house tour is the major fundraiser for the historical society. This year’s tour will feature interesting houses both old and new. The tour requires driving and walking; a detailed program and map are provided. Wellfleet; (508) 349-2920;; 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; $20


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Nantucket Historical Association Antiques and Design Show Through

August 5 Peruse the collections of some of the nation’s top antiques and art dealers at the 36th annual Nantucket Antiques and Design Show. Each year, the show— the major fundraiser for the Nantucket Historical Association—offers an exciting lineup of corresponding parties and lectures that make it one of summer’s most anticipated social events. 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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59th Annual Nantucket House and Garden Tour This annual tour offers

a glimpse into the island’s historic and new homes and gardens. Each year a different neighborhood is selected. This year’s tour includes six homes and seven gardens on Main Street. A complimentary tea and boutique will open at 10:30 a.m. at the historic Hadwen House Garden at the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets. Nantucket; (508) 325-9979; nantucket. org/gardenclub; 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; check website for pricing


August Fete: Get to the Point The festive evening will start with a tour of private homes in the Brant Point neighborhood, followed by a garden reception featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar and an open bar. Nantucket; (508) 228-1387;; 6–9 p.m.; $150 and up


28th 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; artsfoundation. org; 5 p.m.–7p.m.; check website for pricing


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

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



You Can’t Spell Martha’s Vineyard Without ART Party Mingle with and

view works from a dozen of the Vineyard’s top artists during the seventh annual Art Party. A percentage of the proceeds from the event, which will be held at a private residence in Edgartown, will go to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Edgartown; (508) 627-4441 x117;; 6 p.m.; $150


Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Fall Consignment

Auction Proceeds from the annual fall art

Oak Bluffs Arts District Stroll

Seven Martha’s Vineyard galleries open their doors and invite the public in for an evening of art and live entertainment. The Arts District Stroll is a summer staple that floods Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs with everyone from curators to the simply curious. This year promises to be equally inspired, with many artists and gallery owners planning to unveil new bodies of work at the stroll. Dukes County Avenue, Oak Bluffs;; 4p.m.–7 p.m.; free



auction benefit the museum’s cultural and educational initiatives. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 7 p.m.; free



Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 8th Annual Gala This

elegant dinner gala draws more than 300 people to honor renowned artists for lifetime achievement and a distinguished supporter of Provincetown art. Proceeds from this event help underwrite the museum’s exhibitions. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 6 p.m.; check website for pricing •

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22nd Annual Antiques Show at the Osterville Historical Museum

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Beachy Inspirations: Teak and Driftwood


Curry & Company Driftwood Chandelier ///

“Driftwood pieces cover the wrought-iron framework of this chandelier to create its unique texture. The driftwood is kept in its natural state, meaning that no two fixtures will be the same. I’m drawn to it because it’s a subtle and interesting interpretation of how to incorporate driftwood into a home.” Through Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard


Selamat Designs’ Soren Chair

“The Soren Chair has all the right properties for a place to relax and kick back. Its organic form, constructed from teak, makes it a comfortable delight for the modern eye. It’s finished in a rubbed, driftwood-gray wash, and its cushions can be sublime in white or eye-popping in brights.” Through Donnaelle Seaside Living

As a teacher, seamstress and designer of rugs, pillows and fabrics, Nantucket-based interior designer Donna Elle has been exploring multiple dimensions of design since 1974. She interprets her clients’ dreams with an artful, yet functional, sensibility. Donna Elle Interior Design/ Donnaelle Seaside Living, Nantucket, (508) 228-4561,




Carved Wooden Fish Chest ///

“Smoky driftwood gray, this whimsical piece is just fun! Whether it’s used as a bedside chest or as a side table, the white-washed carved fish create a playful hint of ‘coastal’ in any decor.” Through Pastiche of Cape Cod


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Glass Lanterns with Teak and Rope ///

“If anyone is looking for a high-quality, dramatic lantern with a coastal influence, these fit the bill. These are the real deal: you can use these inside or outside. They make a dramatic statement and are beautifully functional.” Through Pastiche of Cape Cod


Beachy Inspirations: Rope


Hans Wegner ch25 Chair ///


Jonathan Adler Rope Ice Bucket ///

“Incorporating this classic chair, designed in 1949 by Hans Wegner, into a living room or sunroom adds an element of timeless style to today’s casual beach retreats. The unusual shape and simple materials make this a perfect, understated addition to a room designed for relaxing.” Through Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard

“This summer showstopper, designed by the king of fun, Jonathan Adler, features a lacquered ice bucket adorned with crisp white nautical rope detailing.” Jonathan Adler, Boston, (617) 437-0018,

Drawing inspiration from the colors and textures of her natural surroundings, Kristen Ellsworth enjoys merging modern and traditional elements into uniquely personal spaces. “I try to add just a touch of the unexpected into every space,” she says. Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-1955, 104 NEW ENGLAND HOME CAPE & ISLANDS SUMMER 2013

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Since 1856

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Beachy Inspirations: Maps and Charts


Nautical Chart Artwork ///

“These charts are embellished with other coastal images that make them more ‘art’ than ‘map.’ They work wonderfully when used in pairs.” Through Pastiche of Cape Cod


Anthropologie Compass Doorknob ///

“Hardware is a great way to introduce unexpected elements into a design scheme. This Compass doorknob is great because it’s not only functional, it adds visual interest with a hint of nautical flair! I would love to see this on a powder room door.” Through Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard


Oomph Fenwick Chart Table ///

Childhood days spent summering on Cape Cod were an early influence on interior designer Irina MacPhee. She was schooled in the United States and Europe and brings a casual-elegant style to her interior design projects. Pastiche of Cape Cod, West Barnstable, (508) 362-8006,,

“Functional and smart, this coffee table is a go-to piece in any home. An official chart of Nantucket Sound is protected under glass in a table that features a lacquered finish that comes in more than sixteen colors. It’s a perfect conversation starter.” Through Donnaelle Seaside Living


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New in the Showrooms

Unique, beautiful and now appearing in shops and showrooms on the Cape and islands

Natural Instinct Marrying a petrified-wood top and sleek chrome base, this Palacek accent table is equal parts organic and oh-so-chic. It may be small, but it’s sure to make a big impact. Pick it up at Shor. Provincetown, (508) 487-7467,

Seeing Stars New from Nantucket Looms, this Swedish woven mat is more than meets the eye: the whimsical star motif is not only simple and stylish, but crafted out of recycled plastic. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Nantucket, (508) 228-1908,

Gifts from the Sea Entertaining is made easy with this darling handmade oyster platter and matching dishes from Tree’s Place. Use it as the perfect way to serve up seafood specialties at your next summertime soiree, or give it as a hostess gift. Orleans, (508) 255-1330,

Hip to be Square Who says style has to be serious? These playful Trimaran poufs from Fresh American at Cottage & Bungalow easily move between indoors and out, and their nautical-inspired stripes appeal to all ages. Choose from seven colorways.

Belmont Stakes Simon Pearce has done it again with the new Belmont collection of glassware, now available at The Potted Geranium. Simple yet sublime, each piece of clear stemware is hand blown by master artisans. West Harwich, (508) 4321114,

Locals Know Best Not all souvenirs are tacky, as evidenced by Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Co.’s Townie pillows, new at Bespoke Abode. The musthave accents are customizable in destination and color, so you can bring any part of the Cape and islands home. Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-0722, 110  New England Home Cape & Islands  Summer 2013

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Through the Looking Glass The feminine appeal of Wildwood’s Seraphs and Circles mirror can’t be denied. Available at Simpler Pleasures, the hand-wrought, polished-nickel piece boasts lovely lattice work. Chatham, (508) 9454040,

Cocktail Time Fizzy Drinks is the first line of glassware from artist Tracy Glover, and we certainly hope it won’t be her last. Find the bubbly, handblown tumblers at The Artful Hand and toast to making colorful memories this summer. Chatham, (508) 945-5681,

Fashion vs. Function Vintage Indian saris get a new lease as colorful throws at WA. Brightly patterned fabrics are layered together using hundreds of hand-sewn running stitches to create an intricately quilted texture. Provincetown, (508) 4876355,

Dream Weaver The four-poster Metropolitan by Jonathan Charles is anything but a sleeper: the Art Deco–inspired bed from Christopher’s Home Furnishings features faux black shagreen and macassar ebony with nickel accents. Nantucket, (508) 3250714,

Beachy Keen California may be a long way from the Cape, but we’d invite the Malibu hanging pendant from Ro Sham Beaux to stay in our home any day. This hemp and recycled sea glass beauty can be found at Chatham’s own Midsummer Nights. Chatham, (508) 945-5562,

Sitting Pretty New from Cape Cod Beach Chair Company, the Nauset recliner invites lounging in the sun on its sturdy Sunbrella fabric and stylish tropical hardwood frame. An optional footrest keeps things comfortable. Harwich, (800) 8091750,

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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes AN ACT OF FAITH PAGES 46–53 Interior designer: Charlotte Barnes, Charlotte

Barnes Interior Design & Decoration, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 622-6953, Builder: John Newman, Nantucket, (508) 228-3671 Painter: Youcef Benhamida, Nantucket, (508)

280-9709 Pages 46–47: Chandelier from Urban Electric

Company,; sideboard from Crate & Barrel,; black glass lamps from Betsey Ruprecht Decorative Antiques, Stamford, Conn., (203) 550-7242; dining table from Leonards,; dining chairs from Berkshire Home & Antiques, Page 48: Desk from Noir Furniture, noirfurniturela.

com; wing chair from The Antique and Artisan Center,; chair upholstery and throw pillow fabric by Quadrille, Page 49: Chair fabric by Quadrille; antique shell

and bug prints from Betsey Ruprecht Decorative Antiques. Page 50: Floor lamp from Edwina Hunt,

5/7/13 HISTORY IN THE MAKING PAGES 56–65 Architect: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect,

Boston, (617) 266-1710, Martha’s Vineyard, (508) 939-9312, Interior designers: Jim Gauthier and Susan

Stacy, Gauthier-Stacy, Boston, (617) 422-0001, Builder: Peter Rosbeck, Rosbeck Builders,

Edgartown, (508) 693-6300, Interior millwork: Triple Crown Millwork

and Cabinet, Sandwich, (508) 833-6500, Landscape designer: Mike Donaroma and Jeff

Donaroma, Donaroma’s Nursery & Landscape Services, Edgartown, (508) 627-3036, Pool installation: Ted Rosbeck, Island Pools

and Spas, Edgartown, (508) 693-3040, Upholstery: McLaughlin Upholstering

Company, Everett, Mass., (617) 389-0761, Drapery workroom: Finelines, Peabody, Mass., (978)

977-7357, Pages 58–59: Antique chest/coffee

table from Hampton Antique Galleries,; sofa from Crate & Barrel; lacquer; lounge chairs by

coffee table from Gracie,; water

Charles Fradin,, with fabric

photograph by Tamara Bahry, through Julie Reid

by Cowtan & Tout,; pillows from

Works of Art, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 536-2576;

Studio 534,; upholstery by Ciocco’s

custom stool from Charlotte Barnes Interior Design

Upholstery,; Molina Alpine

& Decoration; chairs from Hickory, hickorychair.

fabric on Edwardian-style chair by Romo, romo.

com; chair upholstery by Quadrille.

com; cocktail table/ottoman fabric by Delany and

Page 51: Table from Leonards; chandelier from

Long,; painting over fireplace

Pottery Barn,; wallpaper, window

by Steve Mills,, through The

seat cushions and bolster fabric by Quadrille.

Granary Gallery,; drapery fabric

Page 52: Bathroom light fixtures and mirror from

by Peter Fasano,; area rug by

Restoration Hardware,;

Stark Carpet,; Dordogne dining

drawer pulls from Anthropologie,

chairs in kitchen in Mojave finish by Gregorius/

Page 53: Chair and ottoman from Lane Venture,

Pineo,; kitchen table from, with upholstery by Quadrille;

Restoration Hardware,

shell mirror by Laurette Kittle, laurettedesign.

Pages 60–61: Paneling by Triple Crown Millwork

com; rug by Stephanie Odegard Collection,

and Cabinet; living room area rug by Stark Carpet; Summer 2013  New England Home Cape & Islands 117

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Bryemere Eagle Custom carved for the stern of a boat


hall light fixture by The Federalist, federalistonline.; Plumwich toss pillow fabric

com; painting at end of hallway by Robert Cardinal

by J.A. Design Studio,; Atoll

from North Water Gallery,

coral pillow fabric from Manuel Canovas through

Pages 62–63: Porch dining table, chairs, sofa and

The Martin Group; blown glass dory sculpture by

lamps from Restoration Hardware.

Marc Petrovic,, through Dane

Pages 64–65: Master bath rug by Steven King,

Gallery,; glass hurricanes from; Ghent master bedroom


curtain fabric by Pindler & Pindler,,

Page 82: Wicker counter stools from Pottery Barn,

from Berkeley House,;; Imperial Trellis fabric chair

Lucia lounge chair fabric by Romo; carpet by

cushions from Schumacher,;


glass globe pendants from Nantucket Lightshop,


PAGES 68–77

Page 83: Dining room floor painted by Audrey

Architects: Mark Hutker, Charles Orr and Matthew

Sterk, Audrey Sterk Home Collection, audreysterk.

Schiffer, Hutker Architects, Martha’s Vineyard,

com; rattan dining chairs from McGuire

(508) 693-3344, and Falmouth, (508) 540-0048,

Furniture with Ivy fabric from Galbraith & Paul,; Armillary chandelier from

Interior design: Hutker Architects

Nantucket Lightshop; elephant painting from

Builder: J.S. Skarupa Framing and Finish Carpentry,

Nantucket Looms,; window

East Orleans, (508)-255-9699,

blinds from Conrad,

Page 70: Living room furniture from Roche Bobois,

Page 84–85: Gordian Weave fabric on slipper

chairs by Schumacher; skirted ottomans by

Page 71: Dining table and kitchen cabinetry by

Kathleen Hay Designs with Trieste fabric by Manuel

Peter Zuerner, Zuerner Design,

Canovas through The Martin Group; linen-wrapped

Pages 76–77: Red cedar decking from Shepley

console table from Icon Group, Boston Design

Wood Products,

Center, (617) 449-5501; custom grasscloth cocktail


table through Kathleen Hay Designs; oil painting

PAGES 80–87

by Megan Hinton,; dory in bottle

Architect: Ray Pohl, Botticelli & Pohl, Nantucket

glass sculpture by Marc Petrovic.

and Boston, (508) 228-5455,

Page 86: Amani jute drum chandelier by Madegoods

Interior designer: Kathleen Hay, Kathleen

through Nantucket Lightshop; Orkney rush chairs

Hay Designs, Nantucket, (508) 228-1219,

and table through Kathleen Hay Designs; Costa Rei

chair fabric by Lee Jofa,

Builder: Josh Brown, J. Brown Builders, Nantucket,

Page 87: Tangerine goat-hair carpet by Stark,

(508) 228-8799,; bedding from Yves Delorme,

Original builder: Scott O’Connor, O’Connor Custom; sea creature silk-screen pillows

Builders, Nantucket, (508) 325-4747,

by Dermond Peterson,;

Landscape designer: Martin E. McGowan,

campaign storage bed and chest of drawers

’Sconset Gardner, Nantucket, (508) 228-3422,

designed by Kathleen Hay Designs and fabricated

by Josh Brown, J. Brown Builders; custom

Pages 80–81: Rattan chairs from McGuire

headboard by Kathleen Hay Designs; woven

Furniture,, with Calypso

chair and ottoman from Anderson’s Nantucket,

fabric from Manuel Canovas through The Martin; Serena shell chandelier

Group,; Bel Air sofa and

from Oly Studio,; custom hand-

London club chairs from Ralph Lauren Home,

woven shades by Conrad. •

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LaBarge Custom Home Building  23 Landry & Arcari  45 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  4–5

A. Tesa Architecture  101 A3 Architects, Inc.  97 Adesso/Ligne Roset  11 Anthi Frangiadis Associates  115 Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket  109 Audrey’s Interiors  94

Longwood Events  108 Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design  15 McPhee Associates, Inc.  14 Michael A. Duffany Builders, Inc.  95 Midsummer Nights  93 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams  2–3

Boston Art, Inc.  27

Natasha Wilhauer  116

Brooks and Falotico Associates, Inc.  89

New England Architectural Finishing  114

C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  inside front cover

Nicholaeff Architecture + Design  33

Cape Cod Lanterns  92

Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC  6–7

Carpet Barn–Carpet One  18

Paul White Woodcarving  118

Casual Designs of Cape Cod  107

Polhemus Savery DaSilva  17

Catalano Architects, Inc.  25

Roomscapes Luxury Design Center  111

Cataumet Saw Mill  20

RPM Carpets  22

CBA Landscape Architects  67

Sally Weston Associates  54

Chip Webster Architecture  41

Schumacher Landscape Artisans  31

Classic Kitchens & Interiors  42

Sea-Dar Construction  34

Colony Rug Company  36

Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc.  38

Company C Flagship Store  55

Shafer O’Neil Interior Design  113

The Converse Company Realtors  98

Shope Reno Wharton  91

Cosentino North America  79

Shor Interior Design  19

Cottage & Bungalow  96

SLC Interiors  107

Dan Davis Custom Building & Remodeling  92

Snow and Jones  78

Donna Elle Interior Design  back cover

Stephen Kelleher Architects  95

Dover Rug  66

Steven Nickerson Building and Remodeling  28

Dujardin Design Associates, Inc.  88

Sudbury Design Group  8–9

Fifthroom  117

Sundries Furniture  101

Freshwater Stone  96

Thomas J. O’ Neill, Inc.  21

Furniture  94

Tree’s Place  13

GFM Design  99

United Marble Fabricators  37

Gregory Lombardi Design  35

Upstate Door  105

Horner Millwork  98

Vermont Soapstone  105

Hutker Architects  10

Viola Associates, Inc.  20

Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard  119

Vu Design  43

Jeff Soderbergh Custom Made Sustainable

West Barnstable Tables  103

Furnishings  32 Jo Ann Welch  115 Joseph W. Dick Architecture, Inc.  93 Judd Brown Designs  103 June Koch Art  99 JW Construction, Inc.  inside back cover Kathleen Hay Designs  1 Kinlin Grover  39

Weston Carpet & Rugs  29 Whitla Brothers Builders  44 /////// New England Home Cape & Islands, Summer 2013 © 2013 by Network Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Editorial and advertising office: New ­England Home, 530 Harrison Avenue, Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118, (617) 938-3991, (800) 609-5154. Corporate office: Network Communications, Inc., 2 Sun Court NW, Suite 300, Norcross, GA 30092 (678) 346-9300. Summer 2013  New England Home Cape & Islands 119

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Design ideas in the making

Several years ago I had a couple approach us to carve an eagle to go on a section of raised paneling over a fireplace. The first criterion was size: it had to fit and look right within the face of the long, horizontal panel. Their paneling was a medium-dark mahogany, and they quickly decided they wanted the carved piece to be finished in traditional 23-karat gold. For patriotic reasons the couple also wanted some red, white and blue and a ribbon that read “Freedom and Liberty.” We did several thumbnail sketches and then one a little cleaner and more detailed, based on the thumbnail they had chosen. Next we selected a piece of mahogany, transferred onto it the full-size pattern we had created, and cut the piece out on a bandsaw. Then it was time to reach for our chisels and remove all the wood that was not the eagle we envisioned. Several coats of primer and a coat of gloss white followed; after that the eagle was sized and gilded. Red, white and blue paint and lettering provided the final touch. Paul White, Paul White Woodcarving, East Sandwich, (508) 888-1394,

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