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40 In Our Backyard: The Outer Limits A day trip through the towns of the Outer Cape satisfies the needs of all manner of shopaholics and art lovers. Text and Photography by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz 50 Outside Interest: Sun Spot An iconic island home is surrounded by a lush and lovely landscape, adding to its incomparable summer charm. Text by Maria LaPiana // Photography by Richard Mandelkorn


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110 Calendar of Events Special events on the Cape and islands with a focus on fine design. By Lynda Simonton

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Romey-Tanzer weaves her pieces in a double layer using mercerized cotton thread, then hand-stitches each work onto a stretched linen frame. CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Peach Bars (2014), 21″W × 48″H; Disconnect (2011), 48″W × 36″H; Black and White Tiles (2009), each unit is 8″ × 8″, the whole is 32″W × 56″H.

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retchen Romey-Tanzer holds in her hand an inspirational photograph she took: sunlight streams in through a window, segmented by a blind’s horizontal slats then curved and softened by a sheer curtain. Through all those layers, a bit of blue sky. “I like the idea of fugitive light, or reflected light, or shadows,” says

Romey-Tanzer, who then challenges herself to interpret that quality of light, color, and movement onto the vertical and horizontal confines of a loom. “In the weaving, I can’t do the wavy, but I can do the disjointed blocks,” she says. The double-layer fabrics RomeyTanzer weaves, then hand stitches onto raw-linen canvas frames, feature not only “disjointed blocks,” but also gradated color fields and such control over the fibers as to evoke illusions of depth. “If people don’t stop to look at it, they think it’s a painting,” the Orleans-based artist says. But closer inspection reveals the warm texture, subtle patterns, and complexity of the

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non-emotional composition. For her, the graphic and sometimes bold style makes the best use of the weaving medium. “I like the crispness, I like the hard edge,” she says. “It fits with the structure.” Romey-Tanzer, who has been the art department chair at Cape Cod Academy since 1993, began weaving in high school. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts in 1975, furthered her education with two years of study at the Banff Center of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada, then earned an MFA from Indiana University. Yet a year spent in Norway as a youth and an RIT junior-year abroad in Finland may have influenced her the most in pushing the artistic boundaries of what some conTOP LEFT: Rocks and Grass (2007), 60″W × 60″H; TOP RIGHT: Yellow Goddess (2013), 20″W × 48″H. LEFT: Tools of the craft in Romey-Tanzer’s Orleans studio. FACING PAGE: Screen (2007), 20″W × 34″H.

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sider a craft. “It’s very much a Scandinavian thing to have a big weaving hanging on your wall,” she says. “I like to challenge the viewer to think of textiles as art. I like the idea of challenging people’s perceptions of what art should be.” The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, welcomed Romey-Tanzer’s work as art, adding Give and Take to its collection in 2003. Romey-Tanzer finds that architects who design modern homes and commercial spaces are attracted to her graphic yet tactile work. “It’s a good counter-

point to steel and stone. The fabric adds a little humanizing quality,” she says. Her work is also often used to add big splashes of color to neutral, voluminous spaces. “I’m always messing around with color,” she says. “In painting, if you mix opposites, you get the same kind of muddy brown color. In weaving, it always maintains its integrity—you can always see the colors.” By approaching her work without emotion or figurative representation, she consciously allows viewers to imbue the piece with their own emotions and interpretations. “It’s an object. People should use it the way they want to,” she says. She has even stopped putting her signature on the front of her works, because she wants the owners to hang them in any direction they desire. •

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his past winter was long, cold, and gray enough to persuade even the most inveterate shoppers to peruse the web in lieu of a full-on, brick-and-mortar shopping spree. But once the sky turned blue and the trees blossomed, we couldn’t get outside fast enough. Our pent-up urge for shopping became impossible to tamp down. With temperatures nearing 70, we decided to troll the stores of the Outer Cape, home to the five outermost towns of Cape Cod—Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown—that hug the National Seashore. Shopping on the Outer Cape is as charming and idiosyncratic as the region

itself. We found a plethora of places that specialize in helping people create beautiful homes, but we also discovered delightful shops that cater to all aspects of the good life, from supplies for entertaining to gourmet edibles to luxurious beauty

and grooming products. We began by turning off Route 6 at Exit 12, and heading toward the center of Orleans. A little preplanning and a few conversations with like-minded shopaholic friends brought us to Weekend. This aptly named small shop is chock-a-block with anything you might need for a weekend on the Cape. Tableware and linens for a dinner party; silver, wire-wrapped folding chairs for a picnic table; and an array of stuff for the kids such as pails and shovels to take to the beach and pipe cleaners and crayons in case of rain. After a quick cup of coffee and a blue-

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In Our Backyard LEFT: Supple Apothecary purveys hard-to-find brands for the ultimate in skin and body care. Below: At Buddha & Beads, in Eastham, you’ll delight in the treasure hunt.

berry muffin at the charming C ­ ottage St. Bakery, we meandered toward Supple Apothecary. When Alison Supple Evans and her musician husband decided to return to the East Coast and open an outpost of their Berkeley, California, apoth-

ecary, they weren’t sure if it would fly. But fly it did— soared, actually—with its supply of unique and hardto-find products like Arcona, Ren, and Dr. H ­ auschka, all

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displayed on the shelves inside an iconic little cottage complete with white trim and weathered shingles. Our next stop was the Addison Art Gallery. Housed in a quintessential redclapboard cape overlooking Orleans Town Cove, the gallery features the work of local, national, and international artists. Back in the car we made our way toward Eastham and the engaging, slightly wacky Buddha & Beads. If, like us, you like to roll up your sleeves and paw through piles of stuff in search of a treasure you didn’t know you needed, this is the place. There are almost no words to describe this small shop on Route 6 except to say, it’s a total blast. Yes, there are plenty of beads and Buddhas, but there are also antiques and vintage pieces for the home, pots and urns for the backyard patio, and a colorful collection of old, worn buoys. On our way to postcard-perfect Wellfleet we made a quick pit stop at PB Boulangerie Bistro for one of its divine almond croissants before pulling into Susie Nielsen’s contemporary art and design gallery, Farm. Besides the gallery’s

Art on the Side Provincetown, home to a plethora of visual artists over the years, has a long, rich history of supporting and inspiring art. In celebration of that history, galleries stay open late on Friday nights during the summer months, when Commercial Street and its side roads welcome throngs of merry visitors. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite don’t-miss galleries. • Albert Merola, 424 Commercial St., (508) 487-4424, albertmerolagallery. com • ArtStrand, 494 Commercial St., (508) 487-1153,

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• Berta Walker Gallery, 208 Bradford St., (508) 487-6411, • Gary Marotta, 162 Commercial St., (617) 834-5262, • Julie Heller Gallery, 2 Gosnold St., (508) 487-2169, • Provincetown Art Association Museum, 460 Commercial St., (508) 487-1750, • Rice Polak Gallery, 430 Commercial St., (508) 487-1052, • Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St., (508) 487-4800, • William-Scott Gallery, 439 Commercial St., (508) 487-4040,

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Owner Tom Rogers draws his stock from the farthest reaches of the globe when creating the harmonious displays of furnishings and objects in his Province­ town shop, WA.

roster of artists, whose work is shown in three pristine white rooms, there are beautiful ceramic pieces, clever stationery, and other, unexpected treasures. Next door to Farm is the venerable Left Bank Gallery. Established in 1971, the gallery, a former American Legion Hall, showcases a rotating group of artists and craftspeople as well as functional wares for the home. Don’t miss the sculpture garden in the rear, with its wonderful mobiles by Arthur Bauman and its picturesque view of Duck Creek. On our way into Provincetown we ­traveled through Truro, to our mind the most magical of the Outer Cape towns. And though there are no stores to support our shopping habit, we did stop for a picnic lunch. Jam’s Gourmet ­Grocery makes perfect sandwiches, Mac’s ­Seafood boasts the freshest lobster, and, for dessert, the just-opened Chequessett Chocolate Shop and Cafe is divinely decadent. Visitors can also tour the Truro

­Vineyards and their recently opened

distillery where, after twenty years of winemaking, they will be releasing their first liquor, 20 Boat Rum. Our final stop in Truro was Atlantic Spice, where we stocked up on herbs, spices, and teas, all in bulk and all at wholesale prices. One of Provincetown’s many charms is its diversity. Come summer, a confluence of full-time residents, summer homeowners, vacationers, and day-trippers swell this town at the tip of Cape Cod from 3,000 to upwards of 60,000 people. On any given summer day, Commercial Street, the main road that runs from the east to the west end, is jam-packed with shoppers, surfers, hawkers, hus-

tlers, moms, kids, dads, and dogs, all THERE’S jockeying for space MORE! You amid cars, trucks, can see additional images from this scooters, and shopping excursion skateboarders. on our website. Go to Our first stop along Commercial Street was John Derian, a shop that sits at the back of Derian’s own Greek Revival house. A design guru among aficionados, Derian has an unerring eye, and his talent for uncovering the extraordinary is evident at his Provincetown location. There are Moroccan antique trays, French ceramics from Astier de Villatte, Hugo ­Guinness’s linoleum-cut prints in vintage frames,

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In Our Backyard Century’s owner, Rene LeBlanc, has curated a collection with a singular, personal point of view. The graphic, colorful objects look fresh and inviting, displayed on shelves that wrap the store.

and Derian’s own decoupage cachepots, paperweights, and plates. A longtime fixture on Commercial Street is Utilities, a place filled with items for the kitchen, the dining room, and at-home entertaining. Whether you’re whipping up a tin of popovers for Sunday morning breakfast (6-Cup Popover Pan,

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$18.99) or making a whiskey sour (OXO Cocktail Shaker, $29.99), or in need of the perfect gift for your host (Beekman 1803 Baak Onion Jam, $9.99), Utilities is the place to go. The latest addition to Commercial Street’s hustle and bustle is Room 68. As diverse as Provincetown’s population, Room 68’s products—from furniture to decorative accessories—are at the crossroads of art and design. At Century, celebrating its twentyfifth anniversary this year, owner Rene LeBlanc continues to curate a collection of colorful, well-designed pieces for the home and for the body along with one of the largest selections of reading glasses we’ve ever seen.

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the details Luckily for us, Spiritus Pizza, a fixture on Commercial Street for forty-three years, is right across the street from Century, and one of its delicious slices helped revitalize us before heading to WA. After ten years as a floral designer in Boston, Tom ­Rogers moved to Province­ town in 1996 to open WA, naming it for the Japanese word for harmony. WA offers a beautiful blend of home furnishings and accessories in a space that is serene and elegant. As dusk was approaching and the day was getting away from us, we ran into Map (clothing, gifts, and some fun home accessories), Kiss and Make Up (cosmetics), and the recently opened Kiehl’s. Then, we grabbed a carob banana smoothie at 141 To Go and got ready for Provincetown’s Friday night gallery crawl. •

Where to find the shops on this day trip.

St., (508) 349-9491, leftbank

» Orleans Weekend, 217 Main St., (508) 255-9300,

» Truro Jam’s Gourmet Grocery, 23 Truro Center Rd., Truro, (508) 349-1616

Cottage St. Bakery, 5 Cottage St., (508) 255-2821, cottagestreet

Mac’s Seafood, 14 D Truro Center Rd., Truro, (508) 349-9409,

Supple Apothecary, 82 Route 6A, (774) 316-4555, supple

Chequessett Chocolate Factory and Cafe, 8 Highland Rd., (774) 538-6249, chequessett chocolate. com

Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Rd., (508) 255-6200, » Eastham Buddha & Beads, 2390 State Highway (Route 6), (774) 2070105,

Truro Vineyards, 11 Shore Rd, (508) 487-6200, trurovineyardsofcape

» Wellfleet PB Boulangerie Bistro, 15 Lecount Hollow Rd., (508) 349-1600, pbboulangerie Farm, 15 Commercial St., (617) 650-9800,

Atlantic Spice, 2 Shore Rd., (508) 487-6100,

Utilities, 393 Commercial


Kiehl’s, 200 Commercial St., (508) 4870768, kiehls. com 141 To Go, 148 Commercial St., (774) 538-6199,

» Provincetown John Derian, Law St. (back of 396 Commercial St.), (508) 487-1362, johnderian. com

Left Bank Gallery, 25 Commercial

St., (508) 487-6800, Room 68, 377 Commercial St., (617) 942-7425, room68online. com Century, 191 Commercial St., (508) 487-2332, centuryshopper. com Spiritus Pizza, 190 Commercial St., (508) 4872808, spiritus WA, 220 Commercial St., (508) 487-6355, Map, 141 Commercial St., (508) 487-4900 Kiss and Make Up, 244 Commercial St., (508) 413-9337,



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he homes on Nantucket vary in scale and style, but according to architect Lisa Botticelli, they’re all clad in one of two shells—traditional clapboard or white-cedar shingles that weather to dappled gray—with white trim. It’s a simple palette that gives the island its pleasing, painterly mien. Siding aside, the houses here also share a bond with nature, fresh air, and the summer sun. This is especially true of one Pocomo-area haven designed by Botticelli & Pohl Architects of Nantucket.

“The goal is always summer,” says Botticelli of the vacation home. “The clients wanted the summer experience in every way.” They needed space for large family gatherings and they wanted to embrace

Sightlines were of paramount importance to the landscape design; a pergola in the side garden (top) frames the ubiquitous water view, while in front the vista plays peekaboo between the house and guest quarters (above).

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the property’s natural surroundings. “At the same time, they wanted the house to be cozy,” says the architect. To that end, Botticelli mapped out a spacious house that still feels intimate, one with lots of windows, porches, and away spaces. It’s the surrounding landscape design that takes the longed-for summer experience to the next level. “The homeowners wanted lots of places for privacy and they wanted to take advantage of the view whenever and wherever they could,” says landscape architect Michael D. Picard of Sudbury Design Group in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Picard and his team came on board

Picard asked the architect to move the cabana. “The better view was to the right as you look at the water, because that is a piece of conservation land.” only after the site plan was firmed up. They designed the entire landscape—from sweeping lawns and bountiful hydrangea bushes to brick walkways and generously scaled honeysuckle hedges—within the parameters of existing (or soon to be existing) structures. Thus they had to work around the main house, with its expansive deck, garage and adjoining guest quarters, tennis court, and pool and cabana. “There were already strong relationships between

the buildings, so we placed everything in a very purposeful way,” says Picard. He did ask that the cabana be moved. “The better view was to the right as you look at the water, because that is a piece of conservation land,” he explains. “To the left is the closest neighbor, so when we flipped the cabana to the opposite side of the pool, we improved the view and put in a little buffer.” Guided by three principles (celebrate

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summer, create discrete rooms, and, above all, accentuate views), the landscape architect went to work. In front, a practical pea-stone driveway culminates in a sixty-foot-wide circle (allowing for While geometry informed the overall program, the landscape architect was careful to soften the lines between hardscape and plantings. Clockwise from top left: Masses of purple hydrangea envelop the deck’s dining area in the round. A cutting garden planted in parterre fashion surrounds a brick and bluestone path. Annuals crowd the cedar fence that contains the homeowners’ “secret garden.” A dense honeysuckle hedge screens the fence between lawn and pool. Summer 2014  New England Home Cape & Islands 53

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The pool (right) was an integral part of the site plan, but the homeowners insisted on a simple stone surround. A Connecticut white-line fieldstone wall (below) appears dry-laid from the front, but it’s mortared in back for stability. Facing page: This view from the pool illustrates how the backyard was designed to play off the center of the house. A wide path was created by stones inset casually in the grass.

an ideal turning radius) set on center to the front door. This attention to axial details is echoed throughout the project. The driveway is enhanced by patterns of cobblestones in the apron, the border, and a center catch basin. Probably the most challenging feature of the project (and one that required approvals by the historic commission) was the tennis court. “Because a tennis court has to face north-south, there

weren’t many options as to where it could go,� says Botticelli. And because the only logical place for it was in front of the property, Picard’s mission was to make it disappear. “It’s right there when you drive in, but you wouldn’t know it,� he says. “We heavily screened it with a privet hedge, and essentially sneaked it in through a grove of pines.� Summer takes center stage in back, where Picard satisfied all of the clients’

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requirements. The pool—lowered slightly to improve the view to the water—was integral to the home in many ways. It is the centerpiece of the scene, but the cli-

ents didn’t want it to “hit you in the face,” Botticelli says. The requisite fencing is screened by a deep hedge, while the pool’s importance is heralded by an exquisite

ornamental gate. Leaving no stone unturned, Picard checked off the rest of the client’s punch list with ease: terraces, sitting areas, lawns, a spa, an outdoor shower, cutting garden, and access to the water. And he never lost sight of the big picture, the reason why people come to Nantucket: the water. The view unfolds slowly, from the shade of the pergola on the deck, across the bluestone path, to the pool and its surrounding hedges, to the sheltering stone wall, to the boardwalk on the bluff, to the staircase, to the beach, and, finally, to the sea. • Resources For more information about this project, see page 127.

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Small is, indeed, beautiful in this Nantucket cottage, where a mom, dad, and three youngsters enjoy carefree summers in a home tailor-made for family fun.

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The living areas are on the second floor of the “upsidedown” house, where the interesting angles and pinched corners reflect the exterior roof planes. Horizontal shiplap walls give the cottage an appropriately maritime feel.

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An eclectic seating collection surrounds the rustic dining table. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT:

Built-ins, like the statuario-marblebacked wet bar, add luxury without taking up valuable space. Stainlesssteel cable rails in the stairway are inspired by ship materials. A hint of blue enlivens the pale palette. 60 New eNglaNd Home Cape & IslaNds Summer 2014

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lives here made do with a two-bedroom cottage until one of the children took matters into his own little hands. The parents planned to renovate their summer place eventually, but their three-year-old unexpectedly sped things along when he threw a flip-flop onto the roof one sunny afternoon. “It was the only pair of shoes we had left for him on vacation,” recalls his mother, who’d lost count of how many flip-flops had disappeared during trips to the beach. The cottage’s low roof didn’t pose much of a challenge for her husband. But when he scaled the roof to retrieve the tiny shoe, he saw an expansive view of Jetties Beach and beyond. Once back on solid ground, he was eager to move up the family’s renova-

tion timetable and take advantage of what could be the site’s best feature. The husband, who has summered on Nantucket since childhood, and his wife had initially been drawn to the property because of its location. “It’s a couple of steps from the beach and about a mile from town. With three kids, the idea of packing them up to go to the beach or into town was a lot of work,” explains the mother, who appreciated the cottage’s proximity to both sandy shores and Main Street. They’d previously enlisted architect Mark Cutone of Nantucket-based BPC Architecture to help them renovate a small studio on the property, and when the couple told him about the breathtaking views they’d discovered, a plan for reworking the existing Summer 2014 New eNglaNd Home Cape & IslaNds 61

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cottage to craft a new upside-down house quickly began to take shape. The lower level would hold the family’s bedrooms, while a second-floor living space would capture the newly discovered views. Given a footprint of only about 1,200 square feet to fit a family of five, Cutone found clever ways to take advantage of every square inch, using built-ins, storage nooks, and sliding doors to save space. In this house, everything serves a purpose. An outdoor porch that wraps three sides of the house affords additional living space, as does a second-floor dining porch. A window seat gets cushioned for extra seating around the dining table. Driftwood-hued walls cloak an intimate study accessible through a concealed door adjacent to the wet bar—Cutone calls it “a hidden jewel box”—that houses a home office, TV area, and powder room and pulls double-duty as a guest suite when friends and family visit. With sensitivity to the surrounding neighborhood and long-standing building traditions on the island, Cutone paid special attention to siting, scale, height, texture, and materials. “We tried to create something that looked like it had been there a hundred years,” he says. It may look like it’s been there a century, but the process of erecting it was remarkably short, says

builder Dwyer Maloney. “We knocked down the old structure in the fall and finished late the following summer,” he says. “Originally we didn’t expect the work on the cottage to be so extensive, but we found rot, so we had to rebuild from the ground up.” The interiors have a similar turnof-the-century aesthetic but with a fresh, modern twist. Many design elements honor the island’s maritime history, such as shiplap-clad walls, stainless-steel cable rails, and a beach-inspired palette of sand and driftwood hues. “The interior is not unlike a cottage of a hundred years ago,” says Cutone. “We just played with scale and the way we used materials; we manipulated things a little.” With two previous home restorations and an introductory interior design class under her belt, the wife was deeply involved with design decisions from the start. Nantucket-based interior designer Donna Elle joined the team later in the process, but was able to seamlessly blend in her ideas with those already at work. “I have a sensibility for understanding where and what the clients’ needs are and can work within their parameters,” says Elle. “I can jump in at any point in time during a project to get it finished.”

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An oyster-shell mirror and fauxcrocodile desk add visual interest to the entry way. FACING PAGE, TOP: Book-matched statuario marble tops the kitchen counters. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Contemporary wirebacked barstools belly up to the kitchen island.

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deSign choiceS neVer wander far from the home’S Primary PurPoSe of being a welcoming, family-friendly Summer retreat.

Bunk beds in a room with a beachy, unisex palette offer plenty of space for sleepovers FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The architect sited the one-and-a-half-story cottage to give the children a yard to play in. Sliding barn doors open to a downstairs hallway that leads to the brick-walled mudroom. Coral accents spice up a bedroom.

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“The whole Nantucket cometogether spirit was behind this house,” says the owner. Among Elle’s contributions was the choice of one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular shades of white for the majority of the interior wall space—but used in an unexpected way: “Usually the trim is done in White Dove, but I did the walls in that color and the trim in Calm, which has a gray overcast to it that pops in a very modern, clean, austere way,” explains Elle. To minimize glare on the six-over-one windows and better frame the outside view, she painted sashes a deep marine navy. None of the design choices wander far from the home’s primary purpose of being a welcoming, family-friendly summer retreat. Stray grains of sand go unnoticed on white oak floors stained with hints of silver and gray; Louis Ghost chairs are whimsical and easy to wipe down; a dark area rug in the living room hides accidental spills; bunk beds make extra space for sleepovers; and indoor/outdoor-fabric slipcovers offer added insurance for the homeowners’ brave choice of white couches. “People freak out at white, but it’s the most user-friendly fabric in the world,” says Elle. “You can wash it and bleach it and it’ll come back looking new. It’s very user-friendly.” In the living room, low-backed couches and chairs allow unobstructed views to the beach beyond.

The adjacent kitchen and dining areas are equally unobtrusive, with the marble-topped kitchen island and counters and long, weathered-wood dining table kept at the level of the window ledge. Stainless-steel shelving in the kitchen is purposely kept open so that guests know where everything belongs and feel welcome to help themselves, reinforcing a spirit of hospitality for which the island is known. On a clear day, family and friends relaxing in the living room can see all the way to Great Point Light; the twice-rebuilt beacon at the northernmost tip of the island has a rich history of offering safe passage to those visiting its shores. After two summers and counting, this happy family of five has settled into its new home and counts itself lucky to be part of Nantucket’s past, present, and future.• RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 127.

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The exterior looks much like it did 300 years ago, although architect Dudley cannada added the bay on the shingled side to bring more light into the house. FAcING PAGe: The console in the entry is the lower half of a midcentury Welsh dresser cannada found at an estate sale. original wide pine oor planks were planed, stained, and reinstalled.

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cLocKWIse FRoM THIs PAGe: The living room is a comfortable

mix of antiques, vintage pieces, and new furniture like the wing chairs from Restoration Hardware. With its white cabinetry and nickel hardware, the kitchen has an appropriately nautical look. The sofa in the sitting area next to the open kitchen tucks into a new bay window.

Three centuries ago, a man built a stately house—a mark of his success as a ship’s captain—on Martha’s Vineyard. It was a fine dwelling with a clapboard front and cedar-shingled sides, and it stood proudly at the heart of the bustling community that today is downtown Edgartown. Three hundred years is a long stretch, though, and by the time Dudley Cannada came across the house, it didn’t look quite so grand. Changes wrought by a succession of owners had diluted its Colonial-era stylistic pedigree, while modernizations like wiring and plumbing had compromised the structure to such a degree

that the house had sunk as much as eight inches in one corner. “It had some major deterioration,” the architect says. “It hadn’t been occupied for many years.” Luckily, Cannada, who has offices in Edgartown and in Washington, D.C., is a self-professed “old-house guy,” a preservation architect who has spent the larger part of his career renovating historic buildings. He knew a gem when he saw it. He recognized a lingering touch of grandeur in the sagging yellow-pine floorboards, the crumbling window frames, and the loose clapboards. He and his partner, Washington, D.C.,

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physician Russell Bridges, felt sure that with some loving care and expert help, the 4,300-square-foot house would make a perfect retreat. The men called in Hob Knob Construction, an Edgartown firm experienced in historic renovation, to undertake the restoration, which included building an entirely new foundation. “The hardest part was getting underneath the building to get the foundation in,” says Hob Knob owner Margaret H. White. “It’s in a tight little area, so the logistics were tricky. We secured the house in place, then dug under it with little bulldozers. We ended up doing a lot of the digging by hand.”

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Once the foundation was in place, the crew gutted the building’s interior so they could reinforce the frame, add insulation, and replace all the wiring and plumbing. “We built a new house inside the old shell,” Cannada explains. Back outside, the team referred to 1920s photos of the house as they worked to restore the front facade. They replicated the Greek-Revival portico in the photos, and brought the first-floor windows, which had been enlarged, back to their original size. Three new second-floor windows were fitted into original frames, and a large dormer added in the mid1900s was reduced to a more graceful scale. On one of the shingled sides of the house, Cannada added a twostory bay to bring in more light. Colonial-era houses typically had shingled sides and back with a clapboard front, Cannada says. “Clapboard was more expensive and was used only on fancier houses and only for the front,” he explains. “Today, of course, cedar shingles are more expensive.” Cannada and Bridges designed the landscaping themselves. “We’re both interested in plants,”


Cannada says. “We made it up as we went along.” The men kept the front landscaping simple, using a variety of boxwoods instead of grass because, says the architect, “it looks nice all winter long.” Two oakleaf holly bushes stand tall at A favorite sleeping space is a narrow room either front corner, chosen their resistance to the toe-to-toe bunks tuck into a nook with walls for ravages of salty winds. Family and friends are and ceilings clad in Nantucket beadboard. always welcome, and with six bedrooms and as many full baths, the house can host a crowd. “I have two nieces and their six friends coming to kick off the summer season,” Cannada says. “And last Thanksgiving we had every bed full, and eighteen people for dinner.” In decorating, the men aimed for just the sort of carefree, casual ambience an island house should have. Walls painted a sandy hue make a quiet backdrop to a collection of furniture that mixes vintage pieces (what Cannada modestly refers to as “used”) from estate sales, auctions, and eBay with new pieces selected for comfort and easy maintenance. The entry hall, for instance,

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A niche in the chappy room affords a quiet spot for penning a postcard. FAcING PAGe, ToP: The bunk, one of two that sit toe to toe, is a favorite sleeping spot for guests. FAcING PAGe, BoTToM: The master bath vanity sports a mahogany counter; the master bedroom is casual, yet plush.

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The porch features a big fireplace with a surround crafted from old granite curbstones. bids welcome with a midcentury console—actually a Welsh dresser, minus its top, that Cannada scored at an estate sale—a dozen antique, hand-colored fish prints that tie the long space together, and a McLean Lighting lantern that only looks old. Double doors lead from the entry to the living room, where two wing chairs from Restoration Hardware join a medley of antique and vintage pieces. Uniting the first-floor rooms are the original pine floorboards, removed and planed then reinstalled

wearing a glossy, dark stain that imbues the space with warmth. For help with window treatments and other decorative elements, John Murphy and Helen Koch of Tracker Home Decor lent their expertise. Cannada confesses that the living room is used mostly by people seeking a quiet place to make a cell phone call. More popular gathering spots are the sunlit sitting area, which abuts the open kitchen, and the covered porch. The latter is a natural draw in summer, given that it overlooks the little Eden of a backyard that includes a swimming pool and gardens and is so private and quiet, Cannada says, guests don’t suspect that a large, busy restaurant sits just the other side of the boxwood hedges. Even in cooler weather, though, people gravitate to the porch. Because it’s enclosed

cLocKWIse FRoM THIs PAGe: The large fireplace warms the

covered porch on cool evenings. Bi-fold French doors between the game room and the covered porch let cooling breezes flow through the house. Plantings make the pool area so private, guests never notice a busy restaurant sits just next door.

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on three sides, it’s protected from the wind, while a big fireplace with a surround crafted from old granite curbstones that once lined Edgartown streets throws plenty of warmth. The bedrooms are simply, but charmingly, outfitted. A favorite sleeping space, Cannada says, is a narrow room where toe-to-toe bunks tuck into a nook with walls and ceiling clad in Nantucket beadboard. The shipshape spot is part of a little suite that includes the Chappy room (named for the nearby island of Chappaquiddick). If he could see it now, that ship’s captain of long ago would notice a few changes to his old house. But he would surely agree that it’s as grand as ever. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 127.

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š šš The entry presages the home’s beachy vibe with its stunning piece of coral and a painting by Provincetown artist Anne Packard. FACING PAGE: A large front porch serves as a welcoming entrance as well as an outdoor living room for family gatherings.

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uildable lots rarely become available in Nantucket’s Brant Point, the idyllic, highly sought-after area known for the historic lighthouse that welcomes ferry travelers to the island. So the owners of this new house considered themselves quite lucky when they happened upon this precious parcel just a stroll from both beach and town and blessed with views of Nantucket Sound. The couple, who have summered on Nantucket for years, had definite ideas for their retreat. They craved a home that was spacious but efficient, with

a clean, open plan, says Kathleen Hay, their interior designer. “There are four young children in the family. Everyone needed to be comfortable and have their own space,” says Hay. “But they didn’t want a huge, cavernous house.” In deference to the island’s iconic building style, the couple also insisted that their home fit within the local architectural vocabulary. Architect Chip Webster strove to design a residence that, as he says, “struck a happy medium between contemporary style and traditional Nantucket.” Several site constraints called for clever design decisions. The home’s proximity to the ocean required the first level to be raised, while height restrictions dictated that the structure could be only one-anda-half stories tall. Webster put the kitchen, living, and dining areas, as well as two bedroom suites, on the second level. The lower level is devoted to children’s bedrooms and a central family room. “Since the family does most of its living upstairs, we needed to create a fully usable second story,” says Webster. “It’s a challenge to design big, open, light-filled spaces that conform to traditional vocabulary. One way of doing that is to play with scale.” To maximize light and headroom on the second floor, Webster made dormers and windows larger than is typical. “But they are in scale with the exterior of the house so they don’t feel overwhelming,” the architect explains. Inside, the larger windows and dormers, paired with fourteenfoot cathedral ceilings and arranged around the open layout, give the space an airy feel. With its gracious front porch, cedar shingles, and whitetrimmed six-over-six windows, the 3,700-square-foot home exudes a timeless appeal. Inside, Webster collaborated with Hay to offer contemporary interpretaššš LEFT: The living room’s wool rug looks like sisal but is softer on the feet and easier to clean. Natural materials, such as the water hyacinth used for a swivel chair and the woven rush surface under the glass on top of the coffee table, add texture. RIGHT: Dark wood furniture in the dining room provides a pleasing contrast with the bleached oak floors.

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tions of traditional treatments that give the home a clean, modern flow. Some walls are sheathed with horizontal shiplap paneling, a detail that harkens back to Nantucket’s early residences. “In the first houses the Quakers built on the island, they would typically put their energy and resources into paneling one focal point, like the fireplace,” says Webster. Here, the gas fireplace in the living room has a decidedly contemporary feel, š šš ABOVE: Pendants of milk glass and with its stainless-steel polished nickel add to the nautical ambisurround. The fireplace ence in the kitchen. RIGHT: Bold orange sits within a floating mass and navy accents add zip to the white built-in shelves, cabinets, and queen-size clad with shiplap paneldaybed of the family room. ing that extends to the ceiling. “The rest of the walls are plaster, but the fireplace stands out as a modern interpretation of the storied design element,” Webster notes. The kitchen’s cabinets were inspired by the Shaker style used on the island during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but paired with the room’s modern detailing—Caesarstone counters, frostedglass backsplash, and pendants of polished nickel and

milk glass—they take on a contemporary feel. The ceiling is sheathed with flat wood panels that relate to the cabinet design and give the space distinction. “It was important that the kitchen be open and prominent, yet it needed to feel like its own space,” says Webster. “The different ceiling treatment reinforces that.”

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Walls are sheathed with horizontal shiplap paneling, a detail that harkens back to Nantucket’s early residences.

Intent on using space in the most efficient way possible, Hay and Webster conceived several built-ins around the house. When challenged to accommodate a king-size bed in a modest second-floor bedroom, the duo sought inspiration from the tight quarters of a ship. The sole piece of furniture in the closetless room, the bed has a built-in base fitted with drawers.

The continuous piece connects with tiny nightstands on either side that adjoin cabinets that offer space for hanging clothes. “The room is small, but it’s also tall, so it feels larger,” says Hay, who made the room cohesive and cozy by sheathing the contours of the ceiling with the same Phillip Jeffries grasscloth covering that adorns the walls. In the family room, a daybed Summer 2014  New England Home Cape & Islands 83

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is surrounded by built-in cabinets, drawers, and bookshelves that conceal the home’s mechanicals. A subtle, predominantly neutral color palette prevails. Floors are pickled white oak with a bleached finish, and walls are painted bright white. Dark wood finishes and jolts of color, such as the deep-red, patterned seat cushions in the dining room and the orange herringbone bolsters in the family room, add energy. Hay’s design scheme suits both kids and adults. “We made durable selections with family and guests in mind, but things are also sophisticated,” she explains. In the living room, for instance, she installed a generous sectional upholstered in a kid-friendly woven cotton-viscose blend. Lounge chairs, ottomans, the rug, and decorative accents all wear hues in the

beige family, but ššš Left: A second-floor bedroom with an efficient built-in bed and storHay introduced a age wears a Phillip Jeffries grasscloth variety of textures on walls and ceiling. Below: The children’s bunk room has open portholes to keep things trimmed with mahogany and a ceiling interesting. Subtle painted Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport patterns—twin Blue. Facing page: A backyard dining area has the same natural but sophistithrows with a cated look as the home’s interior. Greek key pattern, chair cushions upholstered in a Bansuri ikat design, and toss pillows with a bolder ikat pattern—add a layer of elegance. The decor isn’t overly beachy, but refined nautical references abound, including an arresting trove of rare sea treasures and several coastal landscape paintings by Provincetown artist Anne Packard. The homeowners had fallen in love with a bunk room Hay designed for another home and asked that she create a similar one for their children. Hay and Webster envisioned four generous bunks, white wood-paneled walls, and a ceiling painted a deep navy hue. With stainless-steel rails, mahogany ladders, and nifty open portholes, the room conveys a sense of fun that the children find delightful. “The house is fresh and youthful but still sophisticated and contemporary,” says Hay. “It suits the whole family.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 127.

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Landscape architect Gregory ­Lombardi’s plan enhances an already dazzling site, while the multiple decks of the house designed by architect Doreve N ­ icholaeff give the homeowners ample opportunity to enjoy the views.

An architect takes classic New England style in a fresh direction, introducing fluid lines and graceful curves that give an Orleans house the drama its stunning site deserves.

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Divided stairs in the entry hall bestow a gracious ambience that befits a medley of family antiques, including a grandfather clock. FACING PAGE, TOP: Classic elements like peaked roofs and a widow’s walk get a fresh spin. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The sunwashed living room epitomizes the owners’ wish for a traditional seaside house with a modern air.

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ome people say architect Philip Johnson faked the tears he shed upon seeing Spain’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for the first time. Others insist his reaction was heartfelt and that the building, one of the twentieth-century’s most important, struck a deep chord because of its sweeping curves. Studies show people respond to curves on an emotional level, though the reasons why have yet to be explained. One thing is for certain: the owners of this Cape Cod home adore their light-filled house and its view-expanding, livability-enhancing curves. Osterville, Massachusetts–based architect Doreve Nicholaeff is known for her skill at incorporating fluid curves to create contained sculptural spaces that are—as she describes them—“quiet, calming, and special.” Special in that they speak directly to her clients’ lifestyle and dreams, as they do here. Charged with devising a retreat on a magnificent Orleans property (the kind artists swoon over) that could one day become the owner’s retirement destination, Nicholeaff unleashed her imagination. The couple wanted an inviting house to share with friends and with their

three grown children (and perhaps, eventually, grandchildren). But they also longed for a home that would feel comfortable, “never cavernous” when they were alone, says the wife. Hardly an

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“We don’t know how Doreve managed to make it simultaneously open and cozy,” says the wife with delight.


A soffit helps delineate the cooking area in the open kitchen, while the curved counter creates a nook for the breakfast area. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: An opening above the granite kitchen counter offers a view to the living room and beyond. A well-equipped mudroom opens to the pool area. A Blanche Field chandelier and classic Windsor chairs sound traditional notes in the dining room.

easy feat, but the final composition meets their criteria miraculously, providing intimate areas within a stunning modern plan. Unstymied by height restrictions, the masterful architect fashioned a solar-thermal house that incorporates a series of level changes culminating in a widow’s walk and a sky-embracing deck. Visitors coming up the drive recognize traditional New England shapes, though they’ve been given a fresh spin. The architect uses every opportunity to connect with the outdoors. And as if in welcome, tiered windows curve gently outward between the front facade’s twin gable ends. The windows flank a staircase that, says the wife, “is a work of art.” More than just a means of conveying people

from spot to spot, the stairs unfold “like a journey,” says Nicholaeff. The back and forth, the clever change of direction, adds drama without increasing the building’s height. The stairs begin at basement level and morph into a graceful doublestair that climbs to a northfacing landing and on to the second floor. A half-level above the second floor is the south-facing studio. Steps in the studio lead to the widow’s walk and an exterior landing with double stairs ascending to the panoramic rooftop deck. Islands, channels, inlets—the scene is dazzling. In fact, according to Nicholaeff, the rich setting made it a challenge to figure out how best to position rooms so that their function and views would relate. Case in point is the kitchen, which repeats the rounded theme established at the front of the house. Since both spouses are passionate cooks, the layout was important: “We wanted to work and still be connected with our family,” says the husband. The kitchen’s generous, ergonomically friendly island forms a semicircle. The outside edge is the cook’s territory. The breakfast area nestles into the middle of the semicircle, facing the curving windows on the opposite side. Radiating to the left and right are the living room and dining room, respectively. The wings embrace the landscape and shelter a harmoniously curved covered porch in between. The owners are amazed that their kitchen offers up spectacular views and lets them see through to both ends of the house. That it still feels right when there’s just the two of them sharing meals is even more remarkable. “We don’t know how Doreve managed to make it simultaneously open and cozy,” says the wife with delight. The second level has the same deft balance of privacy and adaptability. The secluded master suite—complete with rounded bath and covered porch—is set above the living room, while a spacious guest bedroom resides at the opposite end of the floor, above the dining room. The latter shares an adjoining bath with yet another guest

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Lombardi and Calderaro removed invasive plant species and introduced native plants.


A granite stepping-stone path with a simple perennial border leads to a side entrance. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: “The home’s cuttingedge curves were a challenge, but the owners are so nice, we all felt a responsibility to do our best,” says builder Brian Vona of Kenneth Vona Construction. Poolside plantings skillfully dovetail with the natural landscape beyond. A plinth elevating the pool safeguards views for swimmers and loungers and eliminates the need for a fence. An Indian granite counter frames the outdoor kitchen.

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room, while two more quarters for weekenders sit above the connected, three-bay garage. Topping it all off, Boston interior designer Manuel de Santaren concocted a perfect blend of old and new, marrying antiques and artwork from the owners’ collection with a variety of contemporary upholstered pieces. The palette—from the window-lined living room to the owners’ bedroom—is soft and neutral, with a spattering

of blue accents to riff on the shore location. “We wanted to honor nature, not compete with her,” de Santaren says. Indeed, Cambridge, Massachusetts–based landscape architect Gregory Lombardi labels the site “inspirational.” Such a paradise, though, doesn’t come without challenges. Lombardi was charged—along with the project’s senior landscape architect, Rob C ­ alderaro—with not only forging a complementary setting for the architecture but satisfying myriad environmental regulations as well. Maintaining the stability of the coastal bank and providing a habitat for wildlife were as crucial as maximizing vistas. Lombardi and Calderaro accomplished all that and more. Invasive species were removed, and native plants introduced. Many existing trees were carefully preserved, and recruits that withstand salt and wind were added to the mix. A parade of lindens and a picket fence mark the pool’s upper edge. But it’s the four-anda-half-foot retaining wall that defines the lower edge—hidden behind masses of flowering perennials and shrubs and doing its job without calling attention to itself or obstructing the views from pool, spa, or chaise—that is most ingenuous. Watching seabirds soar or seals assemble on the distant rocks, the family is content. In fact, endings simply don’t get any better. The experts who made it happen attribute the fabulous outcome to the interested and involved owners. And the owners have nothing but praise for each and every one of them in return. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 127.

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The panoramic ­scene from the rooftop deck—islands, channels, inlets—is dazzling.


Elegance reigns in the rounded master bath. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The owners enjoy the rooftop deck even on chilly days, when they have to bundle up. Steps lead from a studio to an exterior deck and the divided stairs that climb to the rooftop sitting area. In the master suite, a sofa and wing chair provide inviting roosts, while an antique chest serves as a put-your-feet-up coffee table.

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“Blue and white is a classic that never dies. It conveys elegance and freshness. This Trowbridge Jardinière print fits beautifully with any setting, no matter how contemporary or traditional.” Through Vu Design, Hyannis, (774) 470-1363,


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“All you need to bring the beach into your home would be this indigo-and-white Shibori (a Japanese printing technique) pillow. The tie-dye, casual, organic print in cotton is a classic you’ll never tire of.” Bodega, Nantucket, (508) 228-1992,


Trimaran Striped Pillow from Dash & Albert ///

“This classic nautical pillow is a must for any exterior, for chaises, sofas, or lounge chairs. Perfect for your favorite sailing vessel as well.” Best of the Beach, Nantucket, (508) 228-6263


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David Rasmussen Design Wud Wine Glass and Martini Glass ///

“These chic glasses made of black walnut are impressive indoors and perfect for outside by the pool. The modern, vintage vibe makes a fun style statement. And they come with different colored stems.” Milly and Grace, Nantucket,

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Brockton Nesting Trays ///

“These multilayer trays made from distressed plantation hardwood are perfect to go from the bar to serving your guests, or as accents on any cocktail table or ottoman. Their versatility and pewter accents make them a must for any room.” Through Vu Design


Mariposa Scallop Server in Ocean Blue ///

Anne Becker studied interior design at the New York School of Interior Design and with the late Albert Hadley. Her trademark is mixing modern concepts with classical elements to create homes that are livable and timeless. Anne Becker Design, Nantucket, (508) 228-1441,

“An elegant and whimsical serving piece that brings an outdoors-beachy feel to your cocktail buffet. This versatile piece can be used to hold cocktail napkins or your favorite cocktail garnish.” The Beach House, Nantucket, (508) 593-6091


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Anne’s Plaid by Old World Weavers in Blue Grass ///

“Tartan plaid is making a comeback! This classic style of crisscross horizontal and vertical bands is refreshed with navy, green, and white, and works well in a variety of room settings. Use it with fur trim on accent pillows, or go bold and use it to upholster your favorite chair on your sunporch.” Stark, Boston Design Center, (617) 357-5525,


Tortola by Schumacher in Marine ///

“The selection of indoor/outdoor fabrics has come a long way in design, weave, and durability from the fabrics of yesterday. This Schumacher blue-and-white pattern is perfect outside by the pool or in the living room.” Through Vu Design

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Made Goods Stool ///

“Multipurposed and gorgeous, the cobalt ceramic side table can be used indoors and out, or as a stool for extra seating—incredibly functional. The splash of color would look great in a living room or a garden.” Bodega


Chatham Teak Lantern ///

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Arena Outdoor Lounge Chair /// As a designer and owner of Vu Designs, David Shinn believes that design should be fun and stress-free. He is known for his coastal design style that is both elegant and welcoming—just right for seaside living. Vu Design, Hyannis, (774) 470-1363,

“I love the classic look of this outdoor lounge chair. The elegant lines of this bamboo-and-rattan-inspired seating belie the fact that it is actually made of a lightweight, highly durable outdoor aluminum frame. Like anything classic, it will withstand the test of time.” Through Vu Design


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The 25th Annual OIA Garden Tour

Enjoy the beautiful gardens of Orleans at the annual Orleans Improvement Association Garden Tour. Six gardens will be open to tour, and local musicians as well as Plein Air painters will be on hand for entertainment. After-tour receptions will be held at local galleries, including the Addison and Rowley galleries. Advance tickets are available online and in Orleans at Friend’s Marketplace, Snow’s, and Agway; day-of-tour tickets will be for sale at the Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse at 70 Route 28. Orleans;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $25–$30


Plein Air Nantucket

Through June 22 The Artists Association of Nantucket will host its third 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 22 at 6 p.m. at Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St. Nantucket; (508) 228-0722;; call for more information


Special events for people who are passionate about design

16th Annual Evening of Discovery The Martha’s Vine-

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Pack a picnic basket and get ready for an afternoon of lively music at the Pops by the Sea. This popular annual event is a highlight of the Cape’s cultural calendar. See listing for August 10.

Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s,” inspired the 1960s theme for this year’s Evening of Discovery. The gala event will

now in the galleries » Albert Merola Gallery Provincetown; (508) 487-4424

» Field Gallery West Tisbury; (508) 693-5595

William Wood and Helen Miranda Wilson June 27–July 17 Paul Bowen and Pat de Groot July 18–August 7 Irene Lipton and Richard Baker August 8–28 Pat de Groot Tabitha Vevers and Untitled 1996 James Balla August 29–September 18

Jeff Hoerle, Jhenn Watts, and Kenneth Pillsworth New works and offerings from a local painter, photographer, and jeweler June 29–July 12

» Addison Art Gallery Orleans; (508) 255-6200

Rick Fleury June 27–July 4 Paul Schulenburg July 11–24 Cleber Stecei Cleber Stecei July 25–August 8 Really Old Memories American Women Artists August 15–September 15

David Witbeck, Jessica Pisano, and David Geiger July 13–26 James Carter, Charles Gibbs, and Michael Stimola July 27–August 9 Traeger di Pietro and Craig Mooney August 10–23

James Carter Puffin on Blue

» Left Bank Gallery Locations in Wellfleet and Orleans; (508) 349-9451

Peter Kalill May 5–June 6 Wellfleet location

Wellfleet location Deborah Howard and Graceann Warn July 19–August 1 Wellfleet location Ellen Granter and Fay Shutzer Jim Holland August 2–15 Blue hull S Wellfleet location Peter Batchelder and Joanne Williams August 16–29 Wellfleet location » Quidley & Company Nantucket; (508) 255-4300

Janet Rickus July 11–24 Anne Packard July 25– August 14 Michael Keane August 15–28 Sean Beavers August 29– September 12

Janet Rickus Still Life with Striped Teapot

Jim Holland June 28–July 11

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feature a silent auction and buffet dinner, and will take place under a tent overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor. Martha’s Vineyard Museum Vineyard Haven Property, Vineyard Haven; (508) 627-4441, x110;; 6 p.m.; $200



Sandwich Private Garden Tour

Rain date July 11 Take a self-guided stroll through the beautiful private gardens of Sandwich. Visit the Nature Center for refreshments following the tour. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich; (508) 888-6870; thorntonburgess. org; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $15


Falmouth Village Professional Arts and Crafts Street Festival

Rain date July 10 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 entertainment throughout the day. Falmouth; (508) 776-6555;; 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.; free

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Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Secret Garden Tour

Come celebrate PAAM’s centennial with a self-guided tour of some of Provincetown’s most beautiful gardens. After the tour you can enjoy a visit to the museum, since admission is included in the price of the garden tour. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; (508) 487-1750;; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $30


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that complement historic homes, as well as how to maintain historic kitchens. You can purchase a dual ticket, which includes a tour ticket and entry for a meal prepared by Nantucket sheriff Jim Perelman of ACK BBQ. Nantucket; (508) 228-1387; Tour: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $50; BBQ: noon–2 p.m.; combo ticket $65


Osterville Village Day Parade and Antique Car Show

“Happy Anniversary” is the theme of this year’s parade in celebration of 40 years of Village Day and 375 years of the town of Barnstable. More than 75 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 and Museum, Osterville; (508) 428-5861;; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; free


Sixth Annual Nantucket Garden Festival


Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod Fine Art and Craft Show


Wellfleet Historical Society’s Annual House Tour

Through June 24 The evolution of the Nantucket garden will be the focus of this year’s Nantucket Garden Festival, which encompasses a variety of events, including garden tours, workshops, and family activities. Nantucket; (508) 228-0427; nantucketgardenfestival. com; visit the festival website for details

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Some of the Cape’s finest artisans will display their work in a variety of media at this event. Sandwich 375 Sea Fest, Sandwich Marina, Sandwich;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free

This much-anticipated event is celebrating its 40th year. 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 4 Peruse the collections of some of the nation’s top antiques and art dealers at the 37th annual Nantucket Antiques and Design Show. The show 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.; show Fri.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $150 for preview, $15 for show; proceeds benefit the Nantucket Historical Association



Martha’s Vineyard Museum: Appraisal Day with Skinner

Rain date July 11 Have you ever wondered about the value of your prized family heirlooms? Let the experts from Skinner appraise them! Items may then be consigned for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the museum. Edgartown; (508) 627-4441, x117; Appraisal of one item $15; three items $45. Reservations required; check website for details.


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Celebrate the sixth decade of this favorite Nantucket event. This annual tour offers a glimpse into the island’s beautiful homes and gardens. This year’s tour features homes in the historic Monomoy neighborhood. Nantucket; (508) 325-9979;; 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; $50. Tickets sold at various island locations one week prior to the tour and at each participating house the day of the tour; free bus transportation from town.

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The festive evening will start with a tour of private homes in the Sunset Heights and Underhill Cottages neighborhoods, followed by a garden reception featuring live music, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, a raw bar, and an open bar. Enjoy bidding on unique items at the silent auction. Nantucket; (508) 228-1387;; 6 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m.; $150 and up




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29th Annual Pops by the Sea

Enjoy a lively evening of music by the beloved Boston Pops. Concert-goers have several seating options, including VIP tables, festival seating, or space on the lawn. Proceeds from the concert go to the Arts Foundation. Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis; (508) 362-0066; artsfoundation. org; 5 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7p.m.; check website for pricing and details


23nd Annual Antiques Show at the Osterville Historical Museum

Thirty-five dealers from around New England will showcase unique items at this popular show. Osterville Historical Museum, Osterville; (508) 428-5861; ­; 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m.; call for pricing


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enjoying appetizers, cocktails, and great art. The artists’ work will be on display and for sale. A percentage of the art sale proceeds will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Edgartown; (508) 627-4441, x117;; 6 p.m.–9p.m.; $150


Here’s a chance to peek inside five beautiful homes in West Chop. Festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with a lecture by Mary Jane Carpenter, author of the Vineyard Gazette column “If Walls Could Talk.” Mary will discuss the history and highlights of the homes open to tour. Tours will follow from noon–3 p.m. The day ends with lemonade and cookies. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown; (508) 627-4441, ext. 110;

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Province­ town Art Association and Museum’s Eighth 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;; 5:30 p.m.; check website for details •

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In Bloom Inspired by botanical drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Juliskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Field of Flowers stoneware feels surprisingly up-to-date. The riot of blooms will bring just-picked freshness to your summer table. Juliska Island Store & Outlet, Vineyard Haven, (508) 562-4010

Pillow Talk Show your love of the Cape and all things nautical with these charming pillows from Found Home. Chatham, (508) 945-0021,

Outdoor Classic This timeless outdoor furniture from Pastiche can be customized with a wide variety of Sunbrella fabrics, cord, welting, and fringe. Choose a versatile neutral palette or have some fun with bright colors and patternsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the choice is yours. West Barnstable, (508) 3628006,

Go Moroccan Handcrafted teak and bone-inlay stools from Sundries Furniture add a colorful touch to any room they grace. Great for keeping a cocktail close at hand or serving as extra seating in a pinch. Teaticket, (508) 495-5588,

In or Out? Interior designer Bunny Williams has partnered with Dash & Albert to create a charming indoor/ outdoor rug collection, available at Marine Home. These scrubbable rugs are hardy enough for use on a porch or patio, but so goodlooking you may want to use them inside. Nantucket, (508) 228-0900,

Night and Day You will always have an extra spot for guests with a daybed at the ready. This summer-home staple provides cozy seating during the day and a place to rest your head at night. The Nevis Daybed from Cottage and Bungalow evokes the Colonial era, thanks to a mahogany frame and rattan caning. (877) 441-9222,

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Tower of Power The Ginger Bookcase from Midnight Farm is a stylish problem-solver. Use it anywhere you need some serious storage space. The mix of weathered wood, zinc, iron, and brass will add texture and interest to any room. Vineyard Haven, (508) 6931997,

Completely Custom Get exactly what you want with these customizable lamps from Porter & Mags. Choose the base color from a variety of Pantone colors and then pick your custom shade. Dennisport, (508) 394-0944,

Tête-à-Tête Follow up a day on the beach with a relaxing chat on this sofa built for two from Bodega. Perfect for an intimate conversation or for bridging the gap between multiple seating areas. The sofa comes in a wide variety of colors and fabrics. Nantucket, (508) 228-1992,

Etchings The Scraffito Series from Pratt & Larson is one of the latest additions to the lineup at The Tilery at Tree’s Place. These tiles are inspired by an ancient Roman technique in which a surface layer is scratched to reveal a ground of contrasting color—perfect for a coastal cottage. Orleans, (774) 3164571,

Raise the Lantern Mango wood, nickel, and pareddown lines make this sconce a fresh take on the ubiquitous lantern. Find it and other homedecor items at Loport Arts. Hyannis, (508) 221-4106,

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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes OUTSIDE INTEREST: SUN SPOT PAGES 50–55 Architect: Lisa Botticelli, Botticelli & Pohl Architects, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-5455, Landscape design:

Michael D. Picard, Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 443-3638, Builder: Hehir Group Custom Builders, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-6165, Landscape/masonry contractor: Kent Powell Landscaping, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-0342 Pool contractor: Viola Associates, Hyannis, Mass., (508) 771-3457, PARTY OF 5 PAGES 58–65 Architect: Mark J. Cutone, BPC Architecture, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-2722, Interior designer:

Donna Elle, Donna Elle Seaside Living, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-7320, Builder: Dwyer Maloney, Main Street Construction, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 325-4060, mainstreetack. com Kitchen design: Faneuil Kitchen Cabinet, Hingham, Mass., (781) 740-8844, Pages 58–59: Upholstered sofas and chairs by Verellen,, in indoor/outdoor fabric by Ralph Lauren, ralphlaurenhome. com; pillow fabric by Ralph Lauren; rug by Fibreworks,; window sashes painted in Benjamin Moore’s Van Duesen Blue,; walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove with trim in Benjamin Moore’s Calm. Page 60: Window-seat cushion fabric from Ralph Lauren outdoor collection; pillows made by Donna Elle. Page 62: Wine jug lighting from Bobo Intriguing Objects, Page 63: Oyster shell mirror from Arteriors,; faux crocodile desk from MadeGoods, Page 64: Rug from Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler. com; bunk beds from Maine Cottage,

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Dudley Cannada with John Murphy and Helen Koch, Tracker Home Decor, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 627-8725, Builder: Hob Knob Construction, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 627-2266, Stonemason: Paul Willoughby Masonry, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 627-4167 Page 69: Hanging lantern from McLean Lighting, Page 70: Nailhead-trimmed wing chairs from Restoration Hardware,; rug and draperies through Tracker Home Decor. Page 71: Kitchen pendants from Restoration Hardware; kitchen sitting-area sofa from Lee, Page 72: Master bed from Crate & Barrel,; rug and bedding from Pottery Barn, Pages 74–75: Sofa and dining table from Restoration Hardware; dining chairs from Crate & Barrel. FRESH AIR PAGES 78–85 Architect: Chip Webster, Chip Webster Architecture, Nantucket, (508) 228-3600, Interior designer: Kathleen Hay, Kathleen Hay Designs, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-1219, Builder: O’Connor Custom Builders, Nantucket, Mass. (508) 325-4747, Landscape designer: Ernst Land Design, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-5614, Page 79: Iron entry table with concrete top from Bradley,; shell from Anderson’s,; painting by Anne Packard,, through Quidley & Company,; alabaster sconces from Visual Comfort, visualcomfortlightinglights. com, through Nantucket Lightshop, Page 80: Water hyacinth swivel chair from Century Furniture,, with Kravet fabric,; rush-top coffee table from Ralph Lauren,; sectional and ottomans designed by Kathleen Hay; painting by

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Anne Packard through Quidley & Company; toss pillow fabric from Kravet. Page 81: Shells from Anderson’s; woven dining chairs from McGuire, Pages 82–83: Custom daybed by Kathleen Hay and Chip Webster, with fabrics by Kravet and Quadrille,; navy sofas from Ralph Lauren with Kravet fabric and pillows; coffee table from Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655. Page 84: Custom bunks designed by Kathleen Hay and Chip Webster, with Lulu DK fabric,, through Matouk,; Newburyport Blue ceiling paint by Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore. com. Page 85: Chairs from Kingsley Bate, kingsleybate. com; teak table by Gloster, SWEEPING BEAUTY PAGES 88–97 Architect: Doreve Nicholaeff, Nicholaeff Architecture+Design, Osterville, Mass., (508) 420-5298, Interior designer:

Manuel de Santaren, Boston, (617) 330-6998, Builders: Kenneth Vona, Brian Vona, and Matt Kaufmann, Kenneth Vona Construction, Waltham, Mass., (781) 890-559; Landscape architects: Gregory Lombardi and Rob Calderaro, Gregory Lombardi Design, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 492-2808, and Chatham, Mass., (508) 593-3175, Landscape contractor: Schumacher Companies, Chatham, Mass., (508) 427-7707, dschumacher. com Pool contractor: Viola Associates, Hyannis, Mass., (508) 771-3457, Page 90: Stair construction by Schwall and Sons

Woodworking, Stow, Mass., (978) 568-1112, Page 91: Window treatments and hardware by Karen Pastore Custom Draperies, Riverside, R.I., (401) 245-3482; museum shades by Lutron,; curtain fabric by Pindler & Pindler and trim by Rogers Custom Trims through Berkeley House,; custom sofas from the Furniture Guild,; upholstery fabric by Colefax & Fowler from the Martin Group,; toss pillows and table skirt by Karen Pastore Custom Draperies in fabrics by Schumacher and Pindler & Pindler through Berkeley House; trims by Samuel & Sons through the Martin Group; custom ottoman from the Furniture Guild; leather from Cortina,; Minton-Spidell Chippendalestyle lounge chair from M-Geough, m-geoughcom, with upholstery fabric by Schumacher and trim by Samuel & Sons from the Martin Group; custom lounge chair from the Furniture Guild with upholstery fabric by Pindler & Pindler from Berkeley House; table lamp and shade from Icon Group, Page 92: Light fixture and shade from Blanche P. Field,; dining table from Masterpiece Woodworks, masterpiecewoodworks. com; dining chairs from Ailanthus, ailanthusltd. com, with fabric by Pindler & Pindler through Berkeley House. Page 93: Chandelier from Blanche P. Field; wall sconces by Vaughan through Webster & Company,; window treatments and hardware by Karen Pastore Custom Draperies; curtain fabric by Pindler & Pindler and trim by Rogers Custom Trims, both from Berkeley House; wing chair from Ailanthus with fabric from Chelsea Editions through Studio 534, s5boston. com; cushions on Windsor Chairs by Decore Upholstering, Chelsea, Mass., (617) 542-1180, in fabric by Schumacher,; custom dining table by MDS Design, manueldesantaren. com; custom carpet from Marc Phillips Rugs,; mudroom window treatments by Karen Pastore Custom Draperies; museum shade by Lutron; Roman shade fabric by Pindler & Pindler through Berkeley House; trim by Samuel & Sons through the Martin Group. Page 96: Wing chair from Ailanthus, with fabric by Holly Hunt, through Webster & Company; sofa


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J. Graham Goldsmith, Architects 49 Jeff Soderbergh Custom Made Sustainable Furnishings 37 Joseph W. Dick Architecture, Inc. 54 Judd Brown Designs 126 JW Construction, Inc. inside back cover Kathleen Hay Designs 1 Keith Kodat Home Design 114 Kinlin Grover 67 La Tour Design 123 LaBarge Custom Home Building 32 Landry & Arcari 103 LDa Architecture & Interiors 108 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 4–5 /////// New England Home Cape & Islands, Summer 2014 © 2014 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.

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National outdoor furniture retailer of the year




East Marion waterfront estate with private dock! Stunning views of Buzzard’s Bay and Cape Cod and the Islands. Sprawling 1.9 acre lot to the water’s edge with private, sandy beach, lush gardens, rolling lawns, and beautiful stone walls. Moor your boat just off the dock for easy, deep-water access. This traditional New England Cape Cod-style home includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and views from nearly every room of the 2,800 square foot design.

Exceptional waterfront property located on Water Street in Marion Village. Nestled on the shores of Sippican Harbor, right next to the Beverly Yacht Club, this property offers expansive views of the harbor and Buzzards Bay, as well as direct water access. 100 foot private dock with gazebo and professionally landscaped .66 acre lot. Classic Cape Cod style home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room and formal living room make this home the perfect place for entertaining and family gatherings for generations to come. Do not miss this rare offering.

Exclusively listed at $1,850,000

Exclusively listed at $1,695,000

Converse Company Realtors | 166 Front Street, P.O. Box 416 Marion, Massachusetts 02738 | Tel: 508-748-0020 | Fax: 508-748-2337


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We like to incorporate ornamental garden elements to integrate outdoor living spaces with the established architecture of a property. On this job, our client installed a pool and accompanying cabana behind an existing guesthouse. The challenge was to create a landscape design that seamlessly interlaced the two structures, the new pool, and the space in between. To this end, we proposed a gentle, S-shaped path extending from the guesthouse to the cabana. On the path’s approach to the cabana we added a curved, L-shaped pergola (designed after an existing pergola over the porch of the property’s main house)—creating, overall, a bridge unifying the old and new, as well as making a festive garden backdrop for poolside dining. This ornamental garden structure, in concert with lush plantings, created an outdoor oasis that seems as if it has been there forever. Cammie Naylor, Donaroma’s Nursery & Landscape Services, Edgartown, (508) 627-3036,

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Timeless Design. Exceptional Craftsmanship. Value for Generations.

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