New England Home Cape & Islands 2016

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

Stylish Appeal Inspired designs for elegantly comfortable summer living

Summer 2016

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Summer 2016




In This Issue

featured Homes




Tucked in among the venerable old oaks that have stood for more than a century, a brandnew Shingle-style ranch gives off an always-been-there vibe.

A creative husband and wife enlist a team of Martha’s Vineyard design pros to create the perfect island home for the couple’s blended family.

A beloved Nantucket getaway is razed and rebuilt in the off-season, providing a breezy retreat just in time for summer fun.

Made in the Shade

Text by Lisa E. Harrison Photography by Michael J. Lee Produced by Kyle Hoepner

Joining the Fun

Written and produced by Stacy Kunstel Photography by Michael Partenio

Smooth Sailing

Text by Megan Fulweiler Photography by Michael Partenio Produced by Stacy Kunstel

On the cover: The pool house, which doubles as guest accommodations, is just one of the many charms of this Nantucket getaway. Photograph by Michael Partenio. To see more of this home, turn to page 94. Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 25

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In This Issue





Art, Design, History, LandscapE

People, Places, Events, Products

30 | From the Editor

113 | Perspectives Outdoor lanterns; designer Julie Robinson creates a beautiful openair dining space; Thomas Antonelli on the appeal of Tramp art; Stephen Theroux finds architectural inspiration at home and abroad.

40 | Artistry: The Sky’s the Limit A Provincetown artist paints his world as he sees it— from a unique perspective. By Julie Dugdale 46 | Outside Interest: Gardens of Delight A trio of Cape Cod landscapes proves there is no one right way to create surroundings that enhance their homes and bring pleasure to their owners. By Paula M. Bodah

54 | Finishing Touches: Completely Home A compendium of resources on the Cape and islands to aid you in finding those unique, wonderful pieces that can add the finishing touch to your abode. By Regina Cole

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

134 | New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in shops and showrooms on the Cape and the islands. BY LYNDA SIMONTON

140 | Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 148 | Advertiser Index 152 | Sketch Pad A Nantucket designer crafts Philippe Starck–inspired sculptural seating out of sheets of metal.

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From the Editor

or Homasote wall, could give an inimitably summery feel to the act of falling asleep. The rough-and-ready quality of these transitory dwellings was part of their charm: a slight air of privation added spice to the brief time spent away from normal life, and even made for a bond among those who shared the experience. That is one particular aspect of Cape and islands life that seems to be less in demand these days. Formerly unassuming structures are being renovated, or simply razed and replaced by accommodations considerably larger and more elaborate. In some towns, it’s difficult to travel more than a block or two without coming across two, three, or more construction sites. The homes you’ll see in this issue of New England Home Cape & Islands reflect this general trend. Even though not all of them are meant for full-time habitation, they all could certainly support it with ease. They may be places of escape—getaways in which to spend quality time with special friends and family—but they make no concessions when it comes to livability, incorporating all the amenities of home into what was once a more ad hoc, transitory setting. And, as you might expect, an increase in demand has meant the growth of the community of professionals and resources needed to support it. Custom builders, landscape firms, designers of houses and gardens abound; more and more boutiques and galleries supply furniture, fabrics, tile, lighting, candles, placemats, art, and all the other bits and pieces that go into making a pleasant living space. So leaf through these pages for a glimpse of the current state of high style as, moving into the future, we jointly write the next chapter in Cape and islands life. —Kyle Hoepner

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hen Paul Kelly travels abroad, he takes a sketchbook instead of a camera. Flip through the pad and you’ll find pages of pencil-smudged buildings, streets, and hillsides—scenes he likely jotted while stopped at a red light. “This is my tool,” he says. “This is how I see things. These are the townscapes.”

TOP: Above It #43 (2015), oil on canvas, 24″ × 24″. right: Ballston Beach (2010), oil on canvas, 24″ × 24″.

Kelly, an architect by training, lives in Provincetown, and images of that seaside enclave jumpstarted his career as a painter. That was in 2004, which makes him a relative newcomer to the scene, compared with many of the lifelong artists who call Provincetown their home and creative muse. Plenty of those artists are representational—meaning

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unique perspective. The scenes are still Provincetown, and they’re spatially accurate, but they’re constructed as if he were flying overhead, looking down on the roads, roofs, coastlines, and paved spaces below. How does he see the town from that angle? Mostly, it started as an accident, Kelly says. “One

time I was at my desk, and I thought, ‘I’m going to look at Google Earth and try to find Provincetown.’ I started finding these patterns of light and dark.” He began putting those patterns on canvas. “It’s still what I would consider representational,” he says. “Though I started to abstract it more.” The overall result? “It’s kind of an attitude about the town.” “Above It” is a long way from where Kelly started. He calls himself “semiretired” from his work as a principal at Boston- and Provincetown-based Manitou Architects, which he founded with Edward Dusek in 1979. The career followed naturally after earning an

a­ rchitecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design. But Kelly also has a fine-arts education from Syracuse University, and moving to Provincetown unleashed a different sort of creativity. “If you’re interested in a built environment, buildings, properties—and that’s what you’ve done your whole life—it seems like a natural progression to get involved with images you know,” he says. “And I know how to draw something that looks like a little town. The opportunity is here to absorb.” So Kelly absorbed. He explored the streets, views, buildings, docks, and beaches in Provincetown, looking for interesting angles and points of beauty to catch his interest. He would sketch a scene, then fill in the sketches with watercolor, and eventually transform the watercolor into oil on canvas. The more


CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Above It #47 (2016), oil on canvas, 30″ × 30″; Above It #40 (2015), oil on canvas, 24″H × 30″ W; Above It #23 (2014), oil on canvas, 18″ × 18″; Safe Harbor (2016), 24″ × 24″; Bath House #1 (2013), oil on canvas, 24″H × 30″ W. FACING PAGE: The artist in his Provincetown studio.

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he painted, the less concerned he became with getting the exact shade of the house right or including details like windows and doors in a building. Over time, he tweaked his style to focus more on shadows, light, and composition, which works well with his Google Earth explorations. “Now, I’ll go right to a canvas without previously drawing and put it down as it comes,” Kelly says. “That’s very different from the way I started, when it was very measured. Now, you can see the shape of a building, but it’s not the most important thing. The thoughts are all there, and you can put it together, but I don’t feel like I’m responsible for showing something as it really is.” Greatly influenced by the shapes and colors of abstract landscape painters Richard Diebenkorn and Nicolas de Staël, Kelly taught himself the techniques of the artists he admired as his painting evolved, and he regularly attends art classes,

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including figure-drawing, to stay limber with his eye and perception of form. Kelly’s work will be on display in an exhibit July 8 to July 22 at Alden Gallery in Provincetown’s fabled East End gallery district. Gallery owner Howard Karren says he doesn’t generally take on someone considered an emerging artist, as Kelly was when they met. “It’s very unusual to see someone who is relentlessly energetic in terms of changing their point of view,” Karren says. “Paul is always looking at new ways of doing things. I hadn’t seen anyone think of using Google Earth as a point of view for looking at the landscape. It’s a way of seeing the world, and no one else has picked up on it.” • editor’s note: Paul Kelly is represented by Alden Gallery, Provincetown, (508) 487-4230, aldengallery. com. To see more of his work, visit Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 43

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hink of a garden on Cape Cod and you’re likely to picture voluptuous masses of blue hydrangeas, mounds of bright pink beach roses, and stands of grasses waving in a salty breeze. But, just as not every house here is a white-trimmed, weathered-shingled cottage, neither is every landscape composed of the stereotypical (though undeniably lovely) arrangement our imaginations conjure. Landscape architect Kimberly Mercurio was called in to work with a couple whose Orleans house is in fact, as Mercurio says, “Cape Cod classic cottagey.” Her clients had something less typical in mind for their yard and gardens, however. Architect Peter McDonald had replaced a dilapidated old barn with a new pool house that has a simple, modern aesthetic, and the couple envisioned equally uncomplicated surroundings. An open floor plan and wide doors mean that even from the inside, the pool house feels very much a part of the outdoors. Mercurio’s plan encourages the connection between

LEFT: Landscape architect Kimberly Mercurio used creeping thyme between the terrace’s bluestone slabs for low maintenance. The wooden bench was crafted of salvaged wood from an old barn on the property. BELOW: Mercurio’s landscape plan echoes the simple, modern aesthetic of the pool house, designed by architect Peter McDonald with interiors by Jill Morelli.

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indoors and out and echoes the pareddown interior by designer Jill Morelli. The house opens to a bluestone terrace with joints of creeping thyme. The terrace abuts a swath of grass that gives children plenty of room to run around, while from the seating area on the terrace or the arrangement of chaises at the pool, adults can keep a watchful eye. Simple furniture crafted

from wood salvaged from the old barn joins a trio of streamlined chairs with vivid orange cushions on the terrace. The wooden fence that encloses the bluestone-surrounded pool mimics the pool house’s simple architecture, and will all but disappear behind a privet hedge as the shrubbery fills in over the years. Other plantings were kept to a minimum, both for easy maintenance and for

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A simple fence dovetails nicely with

the new pool house. A privet hedge will eventually fill out to hide the fence that encloses the pool. Keith LeBlanc’s program for a West Yarmouth property keeps things natural; near the house, a buddleia brings color to a sitting area. The house tucks in among a grove of cedar trees. The home’s front entrance is approached via a natural-looking walking trail flanked by ferns and native groundcovers. FACING PAGE: The granite slabs laid in the grass stand in as parking spaces.

Top: Michael Conway (2); Bottom and right: Keith LeBlanc (4)

Plantings were kept to a minimum, for understated appeal. “It’s very simple, but there’s a lot going on there,” says Mercurio.

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understated appeal. The new landscape plan, by design, blends the Cape Cod aesthetic with a modern sensibility. “It’s very simple,” Mercurio says, “but there’s a lot going on there.”

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A West Yarmouth property designed by Keith LeBlanc of LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects also has a deceptively simple appearance. In this case, however, that simplicity translates into a lush, almost wild-looking yard and gardens that seem to have sprung up naturally. The couple that lives in this house, which has been in the wife’s family for years, asked LeBlanc to rework the somewhat formal gardens to create a more relaxed feel. The two-story house, with its widow’s walk overlooking Nantucket Sound, has a traditional look. “The plan was about organizing the site to give a relaxed approach to the house while respecting its formality,” LeBlanc says. A long driveway takes visitors through groves of cedar trees and past areas of low-growing native groundcovers. A key part of the plan was creating parking for the many visitors the couple entertains throughout the summer. “We resisted, and they didn’t want, the huge gravel court that would be more typical,” ­LeBlanc says. Instead, slabs of granite laid in the grass at various points between the main house and the guesthouse serve for parking.

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Rough slabs of granite form a walking trail to the main house through a thick carpet of ferns and groundcover. The only plantings that might be considered formal are the climbing roses and hydrangeas that flank the front door. Elsewhere, buddleia, catmint, and groundcovers set off terraces of irregularly shaped pieces of bluestone and granite. As unstructured and freeform as this property seems, make no mistake: it took a great deal of thought, planning, and hard work to get that natural look.

Landscape architect Dan Gordon undertook a very different challenge in designing the pool and tennis-court areas for a mid-Cape home. The house sits on a long, linear site in an established neighborhood where nearby houses are, says Gordon, “older properties with lots of rhododendrons. They have kind of an estate character, rather than beachy.” Gordon’s clients wanted to keep that character, and bring to their property what he calls a “country club feel.” At the start of the long entry drive, Gordon established the estate feel by planting American holly and rhododendrons among rich evergreens and a canopy of oak trees. The new tennis court is tucked off to CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Dan Gordon designed a seating area that “balances softscape and hardscape” in the tennis court of this mid-Cape home. The court is tucked next to the property’s long entry drive and screened by trees. Summery perennials in the pool area give way to a natural landscape near the beach. The swimming pool was designed to keep the focus on the ocean views.

one side along the drive, and includes a pretty sitting area grounded by bluestone and grass laid in a grid pattern. Around the house and guesthouse, Gordon used boxwoods, evergreens, and flowering trees and shrubs to lend a formal feel, while at the swimming pool the tone becomes more exuberant and relaxed. As the property stretches toward the water, summery perennials give way to a natural

landscape of rosa rugosa, summer sweet, and beach grasses. The pool keeps a low profile, letting the water views take center stage. Every detail of this landscaping plan was given attention, including finding the perfect color for the pool: a rich deep blue that matches the ocean beyond. • RESOURCES For information about the design professionals involved in these projects, see page 140.

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reative, talented people are drawn to special places. Perhaps that’s why Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard have more than their fair share of artists, designers, and artisans who create wonderful things for the home. If shopping is America’s favorite pastime, then this is ground zero for it: around every corner, it seems, are studios and shops that offer

Favorite Nantucket shops include (1) Bodega, (2 and 5) Nantucket Looms, (3 and 4) Coastal, and (6) Willy LeMay Custom Woodworking.


truly special things. If your idea of bliss is the hunt for one-of-a-kind collectibles or artworks, out-of-the ordinary furniture and fabrics, or carefully selected accessories, then you are in the right place. Here is a short list of some of our favorites. nantucket

Our shopping trip starts on Nantucket, where history meets natural beauty and a strong tradition of local craftsmanship. One of the best places to steep in all of these is at Nantucket Looms. In the

heart of town, the venerable (since 1968) company provides home furnishings via the work of more than eighty local artisans, including painters, potters, wood carvers, basket weavers, and jewelry makers. And that’s not even mentioning the dreamy namesake blankets, throws, and wraps, soft as Nantucket fog to the touch and to the eye. 51 Main Street, (508) 228-1908, Bodega mixes vintage pieces with delightful new things and shows them

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Coastal is the brainchild of Karen

Fisher, who moved to Nantucket from New York City after nineteen years in the fashion business with Calvin Klein. With Kate Bayer, Fisher’s colleague and part5

ner in design, she has created a shop that reflects their calm, beach-y aesthetic. 7 South Beach Street, (508) 228-4662,

tury design, industrial design, and even an occasional hint of Deco. 53 Madaket Road, (508) 633-4244, martha’s vineyard

For stylish, handcrafted contemporary furniture, find Willy LeMay Custom Woodworking. LeMay uses domestic and imported hardwoods, bamboo, and stainless steel to create one-of-a-kind pieces that show influences of midcen6

A short hop across the water takes us to Martha’s Vineyard, where each village is different and each neighborhood prettier than the last. Edgartown is the “big city” of the island, full of wonderful finds. One is Krug & Ryan, where John Duryea makes butcher-block cutting boards that are guaranteed for twenty years. Find him, too, at the Vineyard Artisan Festival on Sundays and at the historic Grange Hall in West Tisbury on Thursdays. (508) 847-9999, Wampum, made from the quahog shell, is a traditional craft still practiced by Frank Rapoza. He makes striking decorative objects that represent local scenes, as well as abstract designs. Studio open by appointment, (508) 693-3530, facebook. com/FrankRapozaWampumMosaics Among Martha’s Vineyard’s offerings are (1 and 4) Bespoke Abode, (2) Frank Rapoza’s quahog shell art, and (3) Krug & Ryan’s cutting boards. Inner- and mid-Cape finds include (5) Ron Dean Pottery and (6) The Sandwich Antiques Center.

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off in a pretty, lighthearted shop. Ownerproprietor Stephanie Sproule has the eye and the design know-how and, yes, she offers design services. 2 Candle Street, (508) 228-1992,

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Elizabeth Stiving-Nichols is an interior designer and the proprietor of Bespoke Abode, a chic store that carries lines such as Hartmann & Forbes, Horizon, CR Laine, G-Romano, and Mobital. 56 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, (508) 6930722,

for the home or the garden says he is available by appointment or by chance. 1000 Osterville West Barnstable Rd., Marstons Mills, (508) 776-5308, rondean

provincetown Porter & Mags offers a vast variety of

Among the area’s hidden gems is Ron Dean Pottery. The creator of beautiful turned and hand-built raku stoneware

Eclectic and atypical, the selection is perfect for the Cape, but with its own vibe. 665 Main St, West Harwich, (508) 394-0944, facebook/porterandmags

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If you can tear yourself away from the beaches and the dunes, Provincetown is a worthy destination for everything else. For an edgy aesthetic, go to Room 68

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The lively, much-loved part of Cape Cod that most visitors know is a favorite antiquing destination. And one of the best places to look is the Sandwich Antiques Center, which has been offering high-end, carefully curated pieces for twenty years. 131 Route 6A, Sandwich, (508) 833-3600, sandwich

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1) Porter & Mags, in West Harwich, has an eclectic selection. In P ­ rovincetown, (2) Room 68, (3) IN-HOUSE, (4) Yates & Kennedy, and (5) Shor offer a wide range of home furnishings.


Yates & Kennedy is a tiny

shop that’s loaded with personality and carries a dazzling variety of wonderful things for the home, many of them things you never knew you needed but will find utterly indispensable. 368 Commercial Street, (508) 487-4400, facebook. com/yatesandkennedy


for home furnishings by cutting-edge designers. Your hipster stock will rise. 377 Commercial Street, (774) 538-6470, also a sprinkling of vintage pieces for an unexpected, fresh take on tradition. 240 Commercial Street, (508) 487-7467, lighting, and accessories made by a ety of local and national artisans. There’s sullivan + associates_C&I_REVISED_layout 4/29/16 11:13 AM Page 1

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For thirty-one years, Deborah Paine has been a builder. Now she has added shop owner to her resume, opening IN-HOUSE, a store stocked with fun, fashionable things for the home, including Angela Adams rugs, custom and vintage furniture, funky lighting, accessories, and collectibles. 53 Bradford Street, (774) 538-7927, •



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A woodland landscape, anchored by beautiful old oaks, provides a lush backdrop for this Shinglestyle Falmouth house designed by architect John Dvorsack.

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Tucked in among the venerable old oaks that have stood for more than a century, a brand-new Shingle-style ranch gives off an always-been-there vibe. + Text by Lisa E. Harrison + Photography by Michael J. Lee + Produced by Kyle Hoepner

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RIGHT: The dining table and buffet hail from the owners’ old house; designer Dee Elms added a contemporary three-drum chandelier and wishbone chairs. BELOW: A statement-making walnut peninsula with a waterfall edge separates the kitchen from the dining room. FACING PAGE: Symmetry rules in the living room, where Elms designed matching built-in bookshelves and cabinets to flank the fireplace.

The first directive: save the trees. The homeowners had spent weekends and summer vacations in their Falmouth home for a dozen years, and while they always planned to tear down the 1950s-style ranch and start fresh, they also knew the stately, centuryplus-old oaks—both black and white varieties—would have to stay. “People have told us they’re the most beautiful trees on the Cape,” says the wife. “It was important for us to preserve as many as possible.” She and her husband felt passionate about more than just the trees. When it came to the new house, she says, “we had a really clear vision of what we wanted.” The two recall sitting down with their interior designer, Dee Elms of Project Team

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The dining room table is aligned with the French doors that lead to the screened porch so you can pick it up—literally—and take the party outside.

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On the screened porch, Elms started with a neutral foundation of graystriped cushions and gray paint on the floor, then added accents of ocean-blue and orange. The many windows let nature’s green act as part of the palette.

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BELOW: In the study shared by the husband and wife, Elms designed built-in desks and shelves painted a deep gray-blue. A textured wallcovering and leather accents, such as the rolling chairs and leather-wrapped drawer pulls, add gravitas. RIGHT: A glassed-in, temperature-controlled wine cellar and a handsome, comfortable sitting area encourage relaxation.

“I kept a file over twelve years,” says the wife. “Every time I saw something I liked in a magazine, I ripped it out with the hope of incorporating it.”

Boston-based Terrat Elms Interior Design, and choosing all the tile in a mere two hours. In terms of the big picture, the main living quarters had to be on the first floor, with enough space below to accommodate visiting grandchildren. Using space wisely was also imperative. “We always kept in mind function rather than size,” the homeowner explains. Falmouth-based architect John Dvorsack spent a lot of time walking the site before sitting down at the drawing board. His design solution translated into a traditional Shingle-style ranch with a full, walkout basement. The lines of the house are horizontal, rather than vertical, with peaks and dormers that lend interest to the roof. “It’s a low70  New England Home Cape & Islands  Summer 2016

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Reider and her client fell in love with the marble on a trip to the Boston Design Center and decided that setting it in a herringbone pattern would give a guest bathroom plenty of punch. FACING PAGE, LEFT: A range and hood with an industrial look make it clear this is a kitchen for a couple who love to cook. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: The room’s plentiful natural light is further enhanced by pale cabinetry and a glass mosaic backsplash.

profile house that’s going to settle into the neighborhood and fit in with the environment very nicely,” ­Dvorsack says. While the house blends so seamlessly with the surroundings that it feels as though it’s been there for years, designer Elms and her clients aimed for a more contemporary look and feel inside. Having previously worked with Elms on their Boston condo, the homeowners were confident she could navigate their needs and desires. Needs included furnishings that could withstand the wear and tear of eight visiting grandchildren who, as children will, occasionally track in sand from the beach. As for desires, the homeowners wanted a decidedly grown-up aesthetic. Elms set to work crafting an interior that’s as

beautiful as it is livable. In the open area that comprises the living room, dining room, and kitchen, where Dvorsack employed coffered ceilings to link the spaces together, she opted for a neutral foundation, and then incorporated color, texture, and patterns in a thoughtful way. A fireplace framed in honed gray sandstone and flanked by symmetrical built-in cabinets and shelves takes center stage in the living room. A vivid abstract painting by Stanley Whitney above the mantel and a sprinkling of toss pillows on the sofa add color, while the broadloom rug introduces pattern. Many furnishings are new, but the couple couldn’t part with their 120-year-old farm table, the centerpiece of the dining room. Elms paired it with Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 71

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wishbone chairs and a three-drum chandelier with a modern steel accent. As frequent entertainers, the homeowners wanted the table aligned with the French doors that lead to the screened porch so that they could pick it up— literally—and take the party outside. Simply shift aside the teak table and rattan furniture, with its chic gray-striped cushions, and there’s enough space for the table. Entertaining goes hand in hand with cooking, so it was important to have a kitchen up to the task. Aesthetically speaking, the user-friendly space is defined by the clean lines and neutral tones of white cabinetry and a backsplash of glass tile in a soft gray hue. The star is a stunning walnut peninsula, with a waterfall edge, that seats four. The side facing the

range drops down six inches, providing ample counter and prep space. Guests occasionally retreat downstairs for dessert, where a well-stocked wine cellar beckons. Thoughtful design, including the temperature-controlled fridge, keeps the guests warm and the wine chilled. Leather chairs, a stone floor, textured wallcovering, and industrial-chic lighting conspire to give the space its luxurious club-like feel. It’s not just the over-twenty-one set that is well taken care of on the 1,500-square-foot lower level. In addition to a gym, family room, and billiard room, the homeowners carved out a special nook for their grandchildren. Dvorsack designed a custom bunkroom with eight built-in berths, each complete with a shelf for books, an individual light, and two USB

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BELOW: Visiting grandkids get their own colorful bathroom and custom bunkroom on the lower level. Detailed design—a toe-kick in the bathroom pulls out to serve as a step, and each bunk has two USB ports so iPads stay charged—defines the spaces. LEFT: The master bedroom gets a dose of luxury in the form of rich, textured wallcovering, beautiful drapery, and linen-wrapped bedside tables in Nantucket red.

ports. To ratchet up the fun factor, Elms dressed the room in bright purple-blue and orange. A matching bath sports cheerful herringbone-pattern floor tile in orange, yellow, and shades of turquoise. Proving it’s all in the details, the toe-kick of the sink vanity pulls out, so little ones have a step to make handwashing and teeth-brushing easier. Built-ins are sprinkled liberally throughout the home. From the kids’ bunks to the living room, the study to the guesthouse, the architect and designer found ways to maximize space and functionality. Builder Michael Lahart, of Pinsonneault Builders, lent his expertise to the design as well as the fabrication of all those useful touches. “Mick took advantage of every square inch of the house,” says the wife. “He’d suggest bookcases wherever there were empty spaces.” Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 73

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The diminutive Shingle-style guesthouse beckons visitors with its sunny demeanor. Elms opted for an all-white interior, and then added a shot of yellow with fun pillowing and a striped quilt by Denyse Schmidt. FACING PAGE: Landscape designer Mary LeBlanc created multiple outdoor seating areas, including this charming nook with a fire pit.

Space was at a premium in the 316-square-foot guesthouse, but the pros made good use of the sweet space with a built-in bed, headboard, and bookshelf unit. Visitors have all the amenities they need—a cozy sitting area, a built-in coffee bar, and a Cape Cod must: an outdoor shower. The homeowners had a vision for their yard, too, and landscape designer Mary LeBlanc devised a plan with four-season appeal. Preserving the old oaks was paramount, of course, and LeBlanc created a lush woodland setting that builds nicely upon them, incorporating areas for gathering, gardens that please the eye, and a circular drive to welcome family

and friends. “It made my job easy to have this terrific infrastructure to work with,” she says of the trees. There’s an old saying about best-laid plans, but in this case, the years the owners put into thinking about their home was time well spent. “I kept a file over those twelve years,” says the wife. “Every time I saw something I liked in a magazine, I ripped it out with the hope of incorporating it.” Indoors and out, their design team granted all the couple’s fondest wishes. And now they’re enjoying their long-planned new home in the shade of those beautiful old oak trees. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 140.

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Hiding in the middle of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, the family home lies tucked behind a carriage house with an arched passageway, out of sight from passersby. FACING PAGE: Layers of antiques and flea-market finds fill niches such as this one in the entryway.

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Joining The Fun

A creative husband and wife enlist a team of Martha’s Vineyard design pros to create the perfect island home for the couple’s blended family.

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“Sometimes I would come in and Lew would just be staring at the fireplace, figuring out where the next piece would go,” says Celeste.

The large living room, outfitted to accommodate the homeowners and their six children as well as plenty of friends, has multiple seating areas scattered around a fireplace conceived and built by stone artist Lew French.

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The homeowners chose a reclaimed wood table built in Ohio for the dining room, which sits just beyond the living room and opens to the backyard; interior designer John Murphy surrounded the table with a mix of upholstered and Windsor chairs to lend extra interest.

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hat deep-blue ring of water that surrounds an island offers a sense of separateness from the world. Away from mainland troubles, anxiety dissipates, leaving the giddy feeling of freedom. That’s one reason so many people who visit Martha’s Vineyard never leave, or at least end up staking a claim they can return to as needed. For Christopher Celeste and Nancy Kramer, two high-achieving creatives based in Ohio, the island rep-

resented something more substantial. It was the place where their two families could come together as one. As single parents, each with three children, Celeste and Kramer vacationed on the island together for a few years, eventually marrying at a house they rented in 2007. Back in Ohio, they continued to live apart for another five years as they ran their businesses and their kids completed schools. “While we lived in two different cities 150 miles

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apart back in Ohio, the island became the place where we blended our two families together,” says Celeste. “We realized we wanted to build a family home that would be here for generations and be part of the community.” They started with someone they knew, Maggie White of Hob Knob Realty, who had found them the houses they rented. White, who is also a developer and the founder of Hob Knob Construction, introduced them to her chain of contacts and decades-long friends—all island based—who helped the couple create a home to suit a family of eight. One of the properties White showed them, a lot of almost an acre in the middle of Edgartown, proved the perfect place to begin. Wanting to pay architectural homage to the historic nature of the village, the couple turned to local architect Patrick Ahearn. “Patrick really acted as a steward and a guide,” says Celeste. “We showed him a photo of a farmhouse we

Wood beams and painted beadboard emphasize the vaulting of the kitchen ceiling; the design team took down walls, allowing the kitchen to flow into the breakfast area and living and dining rooms. A sink base picked up at the antiques show in Brimfield, Massachusetts, finds a new home in the first-floor powder room. FACING PAGE: A fun mix of seating around the table gives the breakfast area its relaxed feeling.

liked and right there he sketched it on a napkin, adding porticos, and that was it.” Taking full advantage of the size of the lot, Ahearn placed the house toward the center, far from the activity of the street. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to see the Greek Revival–style house unless you’re looking for it. A carriage house blocks the view to the main house, ensuring a high level of privacy. “The carriage house becomes the foil for the street and creates a romantic passageway that lines up with the front door,” says Ahearn, of the disguise. “It acts like a portal to the hidden jewel beyond.” Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 85

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“It’s not a cocktail party house; it’s a blendedfamily house where friends can come in and relax,” says Celeste.

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Nestled among mature trees, the main house, pool cabana/guest house, garage, and carriage house all relate to one another through a series of gardens designed and installed by island landscaping company Donaroma’s. “It’s all about the scale,” says Ahearn. “In Edgartown, the spaces between buildings become as important as the buildings themselves. They create hidden gardens and passages throughout the village. That’s exactly what happens on this property on a smaller scale.” While the formality of the village is reflected in the crisp white clapboards and graying shingles of the exterior, Celeste and Kramer knew they wanted an

The study, where Kramer and Celeste often take their morning coffee, shows off Murphy’s deft blending of the couple’s tastes—her preference for traditional and his for a more bohemian look. Colorful rugs, patterned pillows, and grass textures throughout the house make it feel like a year-round family home rather than strictly a vacation destination.

interior with a more relaxed feel. “It’s not a cocktail party house; it’s a blended-family house where friends can come in and relax,” says Celeste. “We’ve got six kids. No matter what plan you draw there are going to be twelve to fourteen pairs of shoes lying on the floor inside the door.” An open plan on the first level supplies the required Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 87

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informality. A wide entryway offers a view through the living room, into the dining room, and to the backyard beyond. Stairs to the bedrooms are tucked unobtrusively to one side, while a short hallway leads to the kitchen with its vaulted ceiling and a breakfast area. In the opposite wing lie a mudroom, office, and a small sitting room where Kramer and Celeste like to read the papers and take their morning coffee. “We tweaked the interior layout of the house, but didn’t deviate too much from the floor plan,” says White. “At the time it was like the Brady Bunch,

because it was their first house together. They looked at that house as their family home. It was exciting to see a family merge like that.” The large, sprawling living room, with its mix of sofas, chairs, love seats, and loungers, offers a seat for everyone in the house. At its center is an almost literal piece of the island—an asymmetrical fireplace by stone artist Lew French. “It’s a conversational piece, a focal point,” says Celeste. French installed the piece, a mix of fieldstone and massive granite plinths, long before the furniture was placed. “Sometimes I

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would come in and he would just be sitting there staring at it, figuring out where the next piece would go,” Celeste recalls. Kramer and Celeste both had ideas for islandbased designer John Murphy. Kramer wanted the floors to remain natural, and she wanted to work with Connecticut-based Elizabeth Eakins to create rugs for the living room and the master bedroom. The couple’s other guidelines for Murphy included no blue and white, no boats, nothing nautical, and no overdecorating. “It’s not a yacht club,” Celeste jokes.

The bed was one of the last things the couple found while working on the decoration of the house. A multicolored woven blanket and pillows by John Robshaw are finishing touches. FACING PAGE: Soothing blue is one element that gives the master suite its getaway feeling. A cozy sitting area in front of the fireplace and a large balcony overlooking the backyard are other bonuses.

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A pool cabana further screens the house from the street and offers extra bedroom space for guests. FACING PAGE, TOP: Surgical precision was required to site the house among the mature trees. Donaroma’s Nursery and Landscape Services created an inner courtyard rimmed with plantings. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Around the side of the house, the gardens form outdoor rooms that make perfect spots for play or relaxation.

powder room and the metal chairs and cocktail tables in the living room. Christopher really got into it.” While the look is a mix of traditional (a nod to Kramer’s tastes), slightly bohemian (reflecting Celeste’s love of pattern and having lived in India), and modern (in layout and pared-down woodwork), ultimately it’s an island retreat. “More than anything,

this is a Martha’s Vineyard house,” says Celeste, noting that all of the art on the walls is by Martha’s Vineyard artists, from local galleries. “The process introduced us to a community of wonderful creatives,” he adds. The couple has gone on to collaborate with some of those same talents again, in their work on four other houses as part of their company Facing West, which provides funding for community development projects worldwide. Islands can be funny things. As much as they geographically separate us, they are awfully good at bringing us together. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 140.

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“It’s all about the scale. In Edgartown, the spaces between buildings become as important as the buildings themselves,” says Ahearn.

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The handsome house, designed by architect Mark Cutone, mimics the exterior of the original structure and befits the island vernacular. Lush plantings and tiered stone walls play up the property’s change of grade and add color and texture to the postcard setting.

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Contemporary Bocci pendants and an organic teak bench from Andrianna Shamaris create a pleasing vignette in the foyer. The freestanding wall houses a TV on the living room side. FACING PAGE: Artwork adds a spark of color to the living room’s serene palette of sea and sand hues.

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The pastoral site surrounded by lush, bird-filled conservation land is lovely. Not far from the ocean but removed from the happy hubbub, it’s the quintessential Nantucket paradise. The new owners’ strategy for settling in was commencing nicely, too: they’d added a pool, a fully equipped twobedroom pool house, and generous outdoor areas for lounging and dining. Their next step was the renovation of the main

house. But, alas, that’s where plans hit a snag. After much deliberation, the owners came to the conclusion that, without a great deal of time and expense, the existing building could never be the comfortable, efficient summer home they’d envisioned. In order not to miss one heady season on their beloved island, they concluded the only solution was to take it down and rebuild on the original footprint. Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 97

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The living room has a coastal vibe with its furniture, rug, and fabrics in varying shades of sand. “We wanted rooms that were simple and restful. Nothing that distracted from the gorgeous views,” says interior designer Jennifer Palumbo.

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Project Team

Mark Cutone, BPC Architecture + Interior Design Jennifer Palumbo, Jennifer Palumbo Interior Design Builder: Joe Gamberoni, Cross Rip Builders Landscape design and installation: Nantucket Heritage Landscapes Architecture:

Interior design:

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The stellar layout assures the hearth, with its visually arresting biofuel fireplace by EcoSmart, is visible from almost any perspective. FACING PAGE, TOP: Congenial swivel barstools belly up to an island topped with pale-blue quartzite. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Fostering modernity, the custom dining table is surrounded by sleek chairs covered in faux leather; an iron and glass pendant by Arteriors hangs above.

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Still incredulous, the wife recounts how demolition began right after Labor Day, and by Memorial Day they’d moved back in. “It was amazing. The team worked so well together,” she says. According to architect Mark Cutone, builder Joe Gamberoni, and interior designer Jennifer Palumbo, however, the secret to their seamless collaboration was the vision of the owners. “All the decisions were made early,” explains Cutone, which eliminated lengthy deliberations along the way. Today’s vernacular-appropriate exterior mimics the look of the old house, weathering shingles and all. The versatile interior, though, is an open plan focusing on the views. The family room and kitchen spill into the living room with an ingeniously angled dining area as the link. It’s a layout that complements the owners’ family-and-friends-are-always-welcome lifestyle. There are four children of high school and college age, so guests are an almost everyday occurrence. But devised to weather traffic and resist clutter, the light-filled house accommodates even large numbers without missing a beat. And with dual bunk rooms in the basement level and an apartment over the garage, it will be the same if—as the wife muses—someday there are grandchildren. Yet, just as the owners had hoped, it’s also a house that feels right when the guests leave and it’s just the family.

The custom dining table has a top in a “specific watery-blue color,” says Palumbo. “It feels and looks like sea glass.” To streamline, Cutone minimized trim work, incorporated numerous built-ins (including all the beds), and skillfully defined activity zones with modern elements. Visitors entering the front hall spy an artful curved wall to their right, a sleek fireplace to their left, and beyond the French doors ahead, the green landscape. The sinuous wall helps define the living room, while the modern, bioethanol-burning hearth (no venting required) lends warmth, literally and emotionally. Clad in shiplapped white oak, the stunning fireplace seems to rise from the pale oak floor like a tree. Palumbo—who also designed the family’s winter home and has come to be a dear friend— beautifully underscores the clean architecture while simultaneously conjuring the relaxing spirit the owners anticipated. Her clients’ request for low maintenance translates into a host of stylish, durable fabrics. “We wanted ones that were easily cleanable but, when possible, with a textural quality for interest,” says the designer. Guests sliding onto the dining area’s banquette can’t help but notice that the handsome faux-leather seat is pleated. And those white Ligne Roset dining chairs may appear worrisome, but they’re also dressed in resilient faux leather. Summer 2016  New England Home Cape & Islands 101

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With help from Nantucket Heritage Landscapes, the wife has ushered in a sumptuous array of island-suitable plants and flowers. Of course, the custom dining table, crafted by Altec Plastics with a resin top from 3form, is a centerpiece no one misses. Color is judiciously employed in this house, which makes the table with its dreamy top a standout. “The wife is fond of a specific watery-blue color,” Palumbo explains. “The top feels and looks like sea glass. And it doesn’t scratch.” In the kitchen, back-painted blue glass guards the cooktop, and the countertops are a bluish quartzite. “Quartzite has all the movement of marble but the strength of granite,” says Palumbo. To better mesh the galley with the other spaces, Cutone outfitted the area with drawers instead of cabinets. An ample pantry (with a blue-painted barn door) handles most of the storage. The blue thread Palumbo masterfully weaves throughout is a subtle reminder of the nearby water. But there are other coastal prompts as well. In the living room, the flat-weave rug, upholstery, and bi-level coffee table are all varying shades of sand. A wood and resin end table suggests driftwood, and the console sports a gray shagreen-wrapped top. Because continuity soothes the eye, the theme is

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ABOVE: The outdoor fireplace alongside the pool

house is the destination for frequent summer gatherings. Hydrangea and fragrant rosa rugosa add to the Nantucket flavor. LEFT: Nearby, lounges give sunbathers a comfortable perch. FACING PAGE, TOP: The landscape plan, by Nantucket Heritage Landscapes, includes a variety of grasses and shrubs. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Wraparound porches are perfect for savoring the scenery.

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The pool house is fully equipped for visitors, with a kitchen, a generous sitting area, two bedrooms, and two baths. Come morning, early risers get first dibs on the pool and hot tub. “Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful,” says the wife.

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The privacy wall between the two younger boys’ beds is a fun feature. “I like to imagine the boys climbing over it,” says Gamberoni.


the eldest son’s built-in bed to include a storage chest at the foot that diminishes clutter and doubles as a bench. Panels beneath the younger boys’ beds pull out to reveal handy trundle beds for sleepovers. Plush sheepskin rugs from Overland warm the master bath. The secondfloor master bedroom is outfitted in quiet colors; French doors open to a private deck.

identical upstairs. The parents’ sanctuary is almost luminous in its neutrality, but Palumbo revs it up visually with an endearing ottoman sporting a shaggy dog–like cotton coat, a hide and silvermetallic rug, and linen drapes with a slight pucker that, according to Palumbo, “breathe texture.” The soft, airy ambience drifts right into the bath aided by a vanity Cutone designed to float above the oak floor. The boys’ rooms have been given a touch more masculinity, still with plenty of blue. A navy coverlet strikes a nautical note in the oldest son’s lair, where the bed is framed with shiplapped white oak. A gray stain between the boards—just as on the shiplapped hearth—lends depth. The two younger boys’ beds rest foot to foot with a privacy wall in between. As Gamberoni sees it, this carefully crafted wall that

doesn’t meet the ceiling is a fun feature. “I had a lot of brothers and I’m also a father. I like to imagine the boys climbing over it,” he says with delight. “The whole time we were working here, we were conscious that the owners were really intent on sharing this place. It made it a special project.” Indeed, stop by any afternoon and chances are there will be kids throwing a Frisbee on the lawn, swimmers in the pool, and something sizzling on the grill. With help from Nantucket Heritage Landscapes, the wife has ushered in a sumptuous array of islandsuitable plants and flowers. Their myriad colors and shapes—the tall grasses billowing like waves in the wind—create an ideal frame for family gatherings now and for many sweet summers ahead. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 140.

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1. Harris Lantern Tracker Home, South Edgartown, (508) 627-8725,

2. Dockside Marine Grade Lantern Chatham Interiors, Chatham, (508) 348-1450,

3. ​Garrison Hurricane​ Porter and Mags, Dennisport, (508) 394-0944,

4. Anchor Lantern Bespoke Abode, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693- 0722,

5. White Terracotta Lantern Bodega, Nantucket, (508) 228-1992,

6. Metal Rusted Lantern Pastiche of Cape Cod, West Barnstable, (508) 362-8006,

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Style Scheme Interior designer Julie Robinson creates an outdoor dining space that is so beautiful you’ll want to linger under the stars long into the night.

The Arbor Collection Designed by Janice Feldman “Fun and functional—the lazy Susan in the center engages guests and sparks conversation.” JANUS et Cie, Boston Design Center, (617) 737-5001,




Le Panier Dinnerware “This pattern was designed by Juliska’s founder Capucine Gooding after a visit to the wooden-boat builders on Martha’s Vineyard. The basket-weave pattern and soft hues (1) chambray blue, (2) whitewash, and (3) almond pair perfectly with aged teak and summer linens.” Juliska Island Store, Vineyard Haven, (508) 562-4010,

Quinta Teak Chairs


“These teak and woven chairs are an exquisite combination of comfort and performance. The khaki is a particularly good choice because it works so beautifully with the teak as it ages into silver.” JANUS et Cie




Fabrics “Decorating outdoor spaces has been transformed by the terrific new performance fabrics with vibrant patterns and textures in a full range of colors. They really update the look of a traditional coastal palette.” (A) Melanger Vapor by Kravet Soleil, (B) Windsor T2003/04 by Weitzner, (C) Topkapi Garden Blue by Lee Jofa, (D) Curtis 9-2165-082 by JAB Anstoetz,

Julie Robinson Interiors Ltd., West Tisbury, (508) 693-5065,

Muse LED Battery Outdoor Light “The braided-leather handles and geometric panes evoke nautical lanterns, but with an irresistible modern scale and proportion.” By Lumens, available through the designer

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embroidery and velvet inside. It includes both “To” and “From” initials; it was definitely a love token. But it also has a mystery because it doesn’t look like it has ever been used. You could create a whole romance, an entire novel centered on it, perhaps an unfinished love story. It is a jewelry box without a trace of jewelry in it. Like a lot of Tramp art, it exudes love and passion.

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How do you find Tramp art to sell in your gallery?

In the 1970s and ’80s I could find it in dusty corners of antique shops and even in people’s attics. Today more people are aware of its value; even collectors and museums are competing for the best items. It has become so popular that you can simply go online and find great examples of it for sale. It’s also for sale at antique shows, which I prefer. I have to hold a piece, feel it, and look at it. That’s the thing about Tramp art, when you hold it you feel its soul and its spirit.


In addition to selling your own paintings, you’ve become a collector and seller of what’s known as Tramp art. How did you get interested?


In the 1960s and 1970s, I started picking things up that people were throwing out but that I thought were interesting. The first time I saw Tramp art I felt it had so much presence, so much soul, that it resonated with me. I realized I was looking at something I had never seen before. I had to have it. Tramp art is a branch of folk art, a woodworking style that uses small pieces of wood,

often whittled into geometric shapes. It can be anything from a box made out of matchsticks to a picture frame built up from a cigar box to larger furniture. Most pieces were made between the 1870s and the 1940s.


What is it about Tramp art that appeals to you?

The pieces have so much spirit. Each one displays the hand and the heart of the maker. For example, I own a really classic piece of Tramp art that I love so much I could never sell it. It is a big jewelry box, built up and personalized and with

Unlike a lot of folk art that has been collected for generations, Tramp art has really only been collected for the last half century or so. That was by a sophisticated group of people who were willing to accept this strange thing. But now is a very exciting time for Tramp art. There have been books written about it and it has finally been recognized as folk art. It has its own place in history now. On the antique market it is holding its own, regarding price. It is a great area to start collecting; because it is so unique and one of a kind.


Who is buying it?

The complaint you often hear in the antique business is, “Young people aren’t interested in antiques.” But I am selling Tramp art to young people who seem so busy, so consumed by technology, but when they see a piece of this folk art they slow down and say, “Wow! I have to have it!” Technology cannot produce these pieces; there is no iPhone app for whittling! When I sell a piece I feel great joy; there are now people who love it and have a passion for it, and I know have a special place in their lives for it.

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Provincetown-based painter and gallery owner Thomas Antonelli has fallen in love with Tramp art. INTERVIEW BY ROBERT KIENER

What is the current market for Tramp art?

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Inspirations Whether he’s exploring abroad or delighting in his own backyard, Stephen Theroux of Nantucket Architecture Group finds plenty to spark his creativity.

“This Japanese-style bathhouse and garden helped inspire me for a project where a client wanted to convert an old outdoor shower house into a Japanese soaking tub house. I tried to capture the sense of tranquility and closeness to nature of the original.”

“Living on Nantucket, I am continuously inspired by the sea and nature around us. I use organic shapes like the nautilus as a focal point of my designs, as here in this three-story stairway.” Nantucket Architecture Group, Nantucket, (508) 228-5631,

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“New England has no shortage of stunning examples of Shingle-style architecture. Although this Maine home designed by John Calvin Stevens was built in the late nineteenth century, its style is relevant today.”

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In the galleries: Just a few of the many area galleries that will hold summer exhibitions » Cape Cod Addison Art Gallery, Orleans 43 South Orleans Road, Orleans, (508) 255-6200, Field Gallery West Tisbury, (508) 693-5595, Gallery 31 Fine Art Main St. Square, Orleans, (508) 247-9469 Modern Dance, by Elizabeth Knowles, one of ten artists featured in “Natural Threads” at the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.

Larkin Gallery 405 Commercial St., Provincetown, (508) 487-6111,


Left Bank Gallery 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, (508) 349-9451,

Heritage Museums & Gardens: Natural Threads

June 5–October 10 The Heritage Museums & Gardens features ten artist installations in the gardens. Artists use cord, textiles, and natural elements to create works of art in support of the theme “Natural Threads.” Sandwich, (508) 888-3300, heritage

than 100 antique and collectible cars will line Hyannis’s Main Street. An arts-andcrafts fair and food vendors add to the festive atmosphere. Admission is free,

Arts Alive

June 17–19 Arts Alive is a three-day celebration of the arts. Enjoy 60 performances of theater, music, and dance along with more than 50 artisans displaying and selling their wares. June 17, 5 p.m.–9 p.m., June 18, 10 a.m.– 9 p.m., and June 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; free, Annual Father’s Day Car Show

June 19 Make this a Father’s Day to remember! Enjoy this Cape Cod tradition and take your dad to the annual show, where more

The Munson Gallery 1455 Main St., Chatham, (508) 237-5038, The Gallery at Tree’s Place Orleans, (508) 255-1330, » MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Plein Air Festival Nantucket

June 14–19 The Artists Association of Nantucket hosts its fifth annual Plein Air Festival, open to painters who would like to capture the beauty of the island. The fourday event will culminate in an exhibition of the art and the presentation of the Frank Swift Chase Awards on Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery. $10 to enter. Nantucket, (508) 228-0722, nantucket

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The Annual OIA Garden Tour

June 25 Enjoy the beautiful gardens of Orleans at the annual Orleans Improvement Association Garden Tour. Local musicians as well as plein air painters will be on hand for additional entertainment. After-tour receptions will be held at local galleries from 4 p.m.–6 p.m. Advance tickets are available online or at Snow’s, Friend’s Marketplace, and Agway. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour. Tickets will be on sale the day of the tour at the Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse, 70 Route 28, Orleans, 18th Annual Evening of Discovery

June 25 The evening will take its theme from Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s exhibit “Island Spirits” and celebrate the Vineyard’s Prohibition era. Guests will gather for a night of fun in flapper dresses and snappy suits to fit the theme. 5:30 p.m.; $250. Martha’s Vineyard Museum Vineyard Haven Property, Vineyard Haven, (508) 627-4441, x117,

A Gallery 8 Uncas Avenue, Oak Bluffs, (917) 378-0662, The Christina Gallery 32 North Water Street, Edgartown, (508) 627-8794, Eisenhauer Gallery 8 North Water, Edgartown, (508) 627-7003, The Field Gallery 1050 State Road, West Tisbury, (508) 693-5595, Louisa Gould Gallery 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-7373, » NANTUCKET The Old Spouter Gallery 118 Orange Street, Nantucket, (508) 325-9988, Pierce Gallery 5 South Water Street, Nantucket, (508) 228-1789, Quidley & Company 26 Main Street, Nantucket, (508) 228- 4300, Samuel Owen Gallery 46 Centre Street, Nantucket, (508) 680-1445,

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Art in the Village

June 25–26 Enjoy great art and the beautiful village of Barnstable at the 14th annual event. There will be music, kids’ activities, and a silent auction, as well. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association, (508) 362-2909, Falmouth Village Professional Arts and Crafts Street Festival

June 30 More than 200 arts and crafts vendors will line Main Street during this popular one-day show. You’ll also find plenty of food and entertainment throughout the day. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; free. Falmouth, (508) 776-6555, falmouthvillage

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JULY Sandwich Private Garden Tour

July 13 Take a self-guided stroll through the beautiful private gardens of Sandwich at this much anticipated annual event. Visit the Green Briar Nature Center for refreshments following the tour. 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; $5 per garden. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich, (508) 888-6870,

Osterville Historical Museum’s Village Day Antique Car Parade

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July 16 This Cape Cod tradition has been going for more than 75 years. Come watch antique and vintage cars parade down Main Street. You can take a closer look at the cars at the museum grounds before and after the parade. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; free. Osterville Historical Society and Museum, Osterville, (508) 428-5861, Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Secret Garden Tour

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beautiful gardens in Provincetown’s East End. After the tour you can enjoy a visit to the museum, as admission is included in the price of the garden tour. 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.; $40. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, (508) 487-1750, Dan Cutrona Photography

Nantucket Historic House and Kitchen Tour

July 21 Originally this tour featured kitchens exclusively, but the recently expanded event allows guests to view the entire house. This year’s tour will feature historic homes on Centre Street. 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.; $50. Nantucket, (508) 228-1387, Eighth Annual Nantucket Garden Festival

July 23–24 Gardening ethics, sustainability, and conservation 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,

Wellfleet Historical Society’s Annual House Tour

July 24 This annual event has been on Cape Cod calendars for more than 40 years. The self-guided tour features a wide variety of Wellfleet homes, from contemporary to historical. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Wellfleet, (508) 349-2920,

AUGUST Nantucket by Design

August 2–7 The popular Nantucket Antiques & Design show has been reimagined as Nantucket by Design. This expanded five-day event will feature lectures, social events, and an antiques show with offerings from some of the nation’s top antiques and art dealers. (508) 228-1894, for a full schedule of events and ticket information. 62nd Annual Nantucket House and Garden Tour

August 10 This annual tour offers a glimpse into the island’s beautiful homes and gardens. This year’s tour features historic homes

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August 11 This annual event celebrating the rich history of Nantucket architecture features homes on the island’s historic Main Street. After the tour enjoy a reception at the Richard Gardner II House. The reception will feature a silent auction, live music, caricature artist, and more. 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.; $185 for general admission. ­Nantucket, (508) 228-1387, nantucket

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August 14 Enjoy a lively evening of music by the beloved Boston Pops. Concertgoers have several seating options, including VIP tables, festival seating, or space on the lawn. Proceeds from the concert go to the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Concert at 5 p.m., gates open at 1 p.m.; check website for pricing and details. Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis, (508) 362-0066, 25th Annual Antiques Show at the Osterville Historical Museum

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A private home will be the setting for 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. 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; reservations required; $150. Edgartown, (508) 627-4441, x117, Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Fall Consignment Auction


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3. Coastal Cozy The Loop fire pit from Brown Jordan would be the perfect focal point for a coastal outdoor space. Casual Designs of Cape Cod, Harwichport, (508) 432-9045; Mashpee, (508) 539-9957, casualdesignsof

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2. Whiteout This dresser, whitewashed and accented with a pale gray design, is a fresh twist on a classic storage piece. Casabella Interiors, East Sandwich, (508) 8888688, casabellainteriors. com

5 3. Pillow Talk Design No. 5’s pillows fabricated from Libeco Linens embody casual cottage charm. Hyannis, (508) 827-4947,

4. Color Block Bold colors and patterns define Tobi Fairley’s new line of fabrics for Duralee. Available through Rentschler Interiors, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-2058,

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Sketch Pad

Design ideas in the making

I initially went to the Rochester Institute of Technology intending to study graphic design and fine arts. I’m a bit of a motorhead, though—I definitely like building things in 3D more than in 2D—and I soon noticed that industrial design seemed to include more of that engineering component. So I switched, and completed my degree in industrial design instead. The idea for this outdoor sectional furniture grew from a Philippe Starck exhibit I saw at the Museum of Modern Art, which included a plastic furniture line of his in bright, solid colors. I thought they would be cool to have in my shop, but I was building a Jeep there at the time, and I knew they’d get dirty, or melted, or burned, or something else bad would happen to them. So I made a few sketches, taped up some cardboard models, and started welding together sheets of a kind of steel called “expanded metal” to create similarly sculptural forms of my own. Shortly after that, a client who had dropped by to discuss a project saw them and asked me to make a set for her, and more commissions have followed. Most of the pieces I’ve made so far, including sofas and club chairs of a similar design, have been finished in automotive paint, but I’m thinking of doing some in clear coat, to let the metal and rust show through. Christopher Oberg, Nantucket Metal Works, Nantucket, (508) 325-6300,

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Timeless design, exceptionally crafted.

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