New England Home Cape & Islands 2017

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

Cape & Islands

Tenth Anniversary Issue


High-style homes where life is both elegant and easy

Summer 2017

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In This Issue

Summer 2017

116 74 86 Featured Homes:

74 Treasure Island

A renovation reveals the gem hidden within a careworn shingled cottage on Chappaquiddick. Text by Megan Fulweiler I Photography by Michael Partenio I Produced by Stacy Kunstel

86 Cottage Chic

A weathered waterfront Cape cottage gets new life with a restoration that honors the old and welcomes the new. Text by Kim Johnson Gross I Photography by Michael J. Lee I Produced by Stacy Kunstel

100 Family Ties

Having enjoyed island summers since she was a girl, the owner of this new home relishes sharing her idyllic spot with the third (and someday, fourth) generations. Text by Fred Albert I Photography by Eric Roth

116 Simplicity by the Sea

A Nantucket getaway takes an easy-going approach to bringing a family together. Text by Debra Judge Silber I Photography by Michael Partenio I Produced by Stacy Kunstel

On the cover: A stellar view of wetlands and water awaits from the expansive deck of this house on a private island in Buzzards Bay. Photograph by Eric Roth. To see more of this home, turn to page 100. Summer 2017 | New England Home Cape & Islands  25

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Summer 2017




131 Perspectives

Sea-inspired fabrics and wallcoverings; designer Lisa Pyden envisions a kids’ bunkroom for summer sleepovers; nothing says “beach house” like an outdoor shower; inspiring new books about design.

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144 Calendar 32 From the Editor 44 Good Bones: Pond Perfect A renovation of both structure and landscape restores the midcentury modernist pedigree of a ­Wellfleet home.

Text by Louis Postel I Photography by Peter Murdock

54 Outside Interest: Better by the Bay

A new swimming pool enhanced by views of the water beyond forms the centerpiece of a backyard entertaining area designed for maximum summer fun. Text by Regina Cole I Photography by Richard Mandelkorn

62 Coastal Building: Beyond Beauty

Special design-related events and a roster of the best art galleries on the Cape and islands. By Lynda Simonton

158 New in the Showrooms

Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in shops and showrooms on the Cape and islands. By Lynda Simonton

162 Resources

A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features.

166 Advertiser Index 168 Sketch Pad

An innovative solution to a tricky design challenge results in a playful “stairway to heaven” in a Martha’s Vineyard house.​

The special nature of the Cape and islands—from the weather to the fragile ecosystem—means designing and building homes requires extra creativity, tenacity, and resourcefulness. Text by Paula M. Bodah

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Editor’s Letter

Old Favorites And New Directions


t is ten years now that we have been creating annual editions of New England Home Cape & Islands. Ten years of glorying in the finest home design, architecture, and landscapes that Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod have to offer. And it is ten years now that we have been grappling with a fundamental editorial question, one that I’d say doesn’t have any single correct answer. One school of thought holds that what our readers most prize about the Cape and the islands is predictability and consistency. According to this view, we should cling to the traditional delights of New England’s coastal summer: surf, sky, sand, sailing, seafood, and the joys of family. The contrarian says that there are plenty of books and magazines in which you can see shingle-clad cottages bursting at the seams with beachy gewgaws of all sorts—and every one of them ensconced in a beach-rose-and-hydrangea-filled garden, exuding oodles of comfort and charm. These publications

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show coastal leisure living as we like to think it has eternally been, and this can be a wonderful thing. But there are far fewer places where you can see what existence in our charmed seaside kingdom is becoming, as the lives of longtime inhabitants evolve and new residents and visitors appear on the scene. A go-against-the-flow mindset would concentrate on all things novel, the uncharacteristic touches that enliven an otherwise monochrome picture, that may be simple idiosyncrasy or may be pointers toward coming change. I myself am drawn toward the contrarian camp. But—maybe it’s a simple unwillingness to settle for any one thing—I also very much feel the appeal of the tried and true. So, when working with our team to put together new issues of the magazine, I am forever searching for variety but at the same time always happy to celebrate reliable favorites. Our lineup for 2017 shows this perfectly. Nautical references abound . . . but are likely to be woven into an overall design scheme in a more distilled or witty way than you might expect: take a look at the house on page 86, for example, and see how many clever references to rope and ropelike weaves you can find in its different rooms. Or consider the home on page 116, which plays variations on the favorite theme of blue and white, while noting that summer life, for many, is gradually growing more elegant, even if it remains relaxed thanks to new easy-care materials. Cape Cod and the islands are now distinctly more cosmopolitan than they were ten years ago. What might they look like ten years hence? I hope you’ll see some early glimmerings of the answer here. —Kyle Hoepner

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Good Bones

Pond Perfect

A renovation of both structure and landscape restores the midcentury modernist pedigree of a Wellfleet home.

earthmovers groaned and power saws • As whined, one of those giant turtles, the pride of

Wellfleet, showed up at the site. It might be fairer to say that the turtle showed up not just at the site but at his site, a kettle pond occupied by his Testudines line since the last Ice Age. Slowly, he took in the construction like an unsmiling foreman: a red canoe tied to a long dock; ferns, winterberry bushes, and beech trees to be received in amended soil; and up the slope from the pond, a 1,600-square foot house made up of a long, low rectangle appended to an old pitched-roof fishing shack, and a 570-square-foot guesthouse

connected via a breezeway to the main building. Along with other é​ migré architects of the postwar era—Marcel Breuer, Serge Chermayeff, Walter Gropius, and Eero Saarinen—who summered and built on the Cape, Finnish-born Olav Hammarstrom sought to place his clients ever closer to its saltsprayed nature. And what better way to accomplish this than with his modernist, stripped-down aesthetic? According to old photos, says landscape architect Keith LeBlanc, “There was even a tree growing through the deck at one time.” LeBlanc joined Caroline “Coty” Sidnam and Eric Gartner of New York-based SPG Architects and

Modernist architect Olav Hammarstrom believed in getting close to nature, in this case a private kettle pond. In the recent update, architect Coty Sidnam’s glass rail on the deck of the main house makes “up close” even closer.

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Good Bones CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: The breezeway entry was hard to find until landscape architect Keith LeBlanc regraded and opened up the parking court. In the family room, once an old fishing cabin, Sidnam reinforced the ceiling with tie rods and added clerestory windows to bring in light. Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs ring the dining table. Winding steps of uneven rock lead from dock to house for a more nature-in-theraw experience.

Keith LeBlanc employed native plants, trees, and stones to create, in his words, a “dramatic unfolding in reaching the pond.”

builder Jon Ziperman of Cape Associates to bring Hammarstrom’s idyll on a private pond into the twenty-first century. “The house had deteriorated over the years,” recalls Sidnam. The roof needed replacing, and so did the plumbing and electricity. Ziperman says the project was like an archeological dig. “With gut jobs like this you have to keep peeling back layers and layers, correcting the structure as you go,” he says. From the breezeway entrance, the main house

offers a long east-to-west view, past a bedroom, through the kitchen and living room, all the way to the master bedroom. The open span is broken only by a pair of floating interior cubes, one for the master bath and one for the kitchen, that create visual interest, blocking some sightlines, and revealing others. These rooms stretch across the long south side of the house, looking out to the pond. To maximize the pleasing vista, Sidnam cleverly installed a hidden, pocketed panel in the rebuilt wall of the kitchen cube. When the panel is open, the view becomes that much longer. When it’s closed, guests can enjoy themselves in the nearby dining area without seeing the evidence of the cook’s toil. The kitchen’s new eco-friendly surfaces—Caesarstone counters, a Corian backsplash, and Nuvacor laminated cabinetry—suit the home’s aesthetic stylistically and philosophically. Hammarstrom had designed the house in 1955 as

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Good Bones RIGHT: A guest bedroom sports a Flou Notturno bed and Danish modern night tables by Poul Volther. FAR RIGHT: A guest bathroom continues the sleek lines and neutral palette of the house. FACING PAGE: The rebuilt deck ends with an outdoor shower outside the master bedroom.

a bright and airy addition to a tiny fishing cabin built in the early 1900s. The old cabin-turned-family room had walls of knotty pine that had blackened over time. Sidam replaced the aged wood with walnut finished in a clear matte, and added large panels of clerestory glass where the pitched roof rises above the adjoining

flat, modern roof. Light now floods in over a purple B&B Italia sectional sofa and an Eames lounge chair, which echo the Modernist theme of the living room, where other midcentury icons—Arne Jacobsen dining chairs, an Eero Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman, and Knoll seating fabric in sapphire—can be found.


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Fifteen thousand years ago, retreating glaciers scooped out the kettle pond, which remains the focus of the property to this day. It was up to landscape designer Keith LeBlanc to make that focus a bit sharper. In place of the rotting railroad ties that delineated various spaces and once acted as retaining walls, LeBlanc employed native plants, trees, and stone to create, in his words, “a dramatic unfolding in reaching the pond.” He first addressed the narrow drive that approaches the house. “It was very unclear where you were supposed to park, or how to get to the front door,” he explains. He lined the drive with native beech trees to emphasize the narrow approach and enhance the property’s sense of seclusion. Then he regraded the parking area and widened the steps leading to the home’s front entrance for what he calls “a more gracious pedestrian experience.” Nearer the front door LeBlanc planted a grove of Black Gum trees. Besides acting as a vertical foil to the horizontal lines of the house, the trees, which favor wet soil, offer a subtle clue to visitors that they’re getting closer to the pond. On the other side of the breezeway, the stone steps that lead from the sturdily rebuilt hardwood deck to the dock become more irregular as they wind through lush masses of ferns and other hardy native plantings that blanket the sloping land. The best indication of the project’s success may

be the fact that the homeowners abandoned their plan to sell the renovated house, opting instead to move in and enjoy their beautiful example of timeless Modernism. We expect that the resident turtle approves, too.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 162.

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Better by the Bay

A new swimming pool, enhanced by views of the water beyond, forms the centerpiece of a backyard entertaining area designed for maximum summer fun.

homeowners approached Sudbury • The Design Group with a straightforward request:

turn an old, little-used lap pool behind their house on Cape Cod into an outdoor entertainment area focused around a new swimming pool, one whose infinity edge melts into the waters of the bay beyond. “They wanted the elements that many families today want in their landscapes: a bar, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace, and a hot tub,” Michael Coutu, president of the firm, recalls. “And they wanted a pool with maximum space for a young family.” The lawn behind the one-and-a-half-story house slopes down to the banks of a small bay. Any construction project would involve conservation restrictions that could prove tricky in terms of both scope and placement. Fortunately, Coutu has plenty of experience navigating such regulations. “Permit-

ting is a big part of terracing and building in an area close to the water,” he says. “We are expert at it; a lot of our projects are in environmentally sensitive or geographically challenging locations.” His design called for centering the new pool on the existing covered terrace and its twin projecting pavilions. The new, buff-colored granite that forms the terrace floor extends around the ends of the pool. A collection of comfy chaises and a diving platform composed of a stacked pair of large granite rocks occupy one end, while the other end features a seating area focused on a commanding granite fireplace. The pavilion nearest the fireplace holds a kitchen and bar. A nearby dining table stands at the ready for entertaining. The second pavilion offers a more casual dining area, and in between sits a living room appropriately outfitted with weatherproof wicker ­furniture

At the near end of the pool, two pieces of granite stacked atop each other form a naturalistic and appealing diving platform. On the opposite end sits the fireplace, with a dining area and bar conveniently located nearby. Just steps from the bar, the spa is delineated from the pool by a curved wall designed for sitting and soaking.

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both Picket and glass fencing are used poolside. “The regulations that require that a pool be fenced are happily met with our design,” says Michael Coutu.

upholstered in duck with contrasting welting. From this vantage, the eye is drawn to the shimmering edge of the pool and to the bay beyond. Each element was carefully thought out for maximum function in a limited area. The granite pavers, for example, were chosen not only for their warm natural color and non-slip surface, but also for their tendency to remain cool underfoot on the hottest days. Bluestone coping creates a pretty contrast as it edges the pool and crowns the tops of fieldstone pillars. The pillars, which frame the water view, also anchor the wall that forms the infinity edge. “The regulations that require that a pool be fenced are happily met with our design,” Coutu explains, noting that the infinity edge forms part of the pool’s fencing. Picket fencing runs behind the fireplace, while the fence on the pool’s opposite side makes use of glass panels for an open feel. That the swimming pool echoes the blue-green hue of the bay is no accident, either. “We made sure

we came up with a plaster color that goes with the bay,” Coutu says. The terrace opens to the southwest, which promises great sunset views, but also invites a good deal of late-afternoon glare. A series of striped awnings offers a time-honored solution, though these are raised and lowered via a high-tech remote control. The lighting plan, which Sudbury Design Group also devised and installed, emphasizes downlighting

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BELOW: From the perspective of the seating area, the pool’s infinity edge disappears into the waters of the bay. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A smaller, round table for informal dining is located at one end of the pool, near the seating area. The color of the pool, carefully chosen to blend with the surrounding vegetation and the bay, is a source of delight. On the water side, the fencing is glass, while white-painted pickets do the job on the driveway side. A path leads across the lawn to the parking area.

so the family can enjoy the space at night without sacrificing a glimpse of the evening sky. Coutu says his company strives to avoid light pollution when designing outdoor illumination. “It’s just good design practice,” he says. Plantings consist of Cape Cod favorites such as hydrangea and spirea that can stand up to salty breezes. The walkway from the pool to the parking area is flanked by handsome white tree hydrangeas, while rugosa roses bloom along the picket fence. Colorful annuals fill planters, including the long white-painted planter that hugs the edge of the secondstory master bedroom deck. “That planter is especially pleasing in the way the flowers spill out over the edge of the roof and highlight the architecture of the house,” Coutu says. Lest any heavy lifting intrude on the blissful summer days promised by a backyard designed for relaxation and play, Coutu specified that this planter—indeed all of the garden elements—be irrigated. Like the awnings, the planters bring oldfashioned charm without any of the work. Shade is provided, plants thrive, and the living is easy.  RESOURCES: For more information about this project, see page 162.

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Beyond Beauty

The special nature of the Cape and islands—from the weather to the fragile ecosystem—means designing and building homes requires extra creativity, tenacity, and resourcefulness.

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the quick-change artistry of the weather on any given day—these are a few of the things that make Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket so special to those who live there. For the people who work in the residential design business in the area, those elements also pose special difficulties. How does an architect design a house that makes the most of a waterfront site but doesn’t damage fragile sand dunes? How does a contractor build a house that can stand up to wind-driven rain? What will that fabric that seems perfect in the light of the Boston Design Center look like in the unique light of a Cape or islands home? What plants will survive salt spray and frigid winds and look beautiful come summer?

It’s all in a day’s work for the area’s architects, designers, builders, and landscape architects. Where some might see challenge, they see opportunity. “I think it’s more exciting,” says Barnstable-based architect Doreve Nicholaeff. “Restrictions, limitations, make you think more creatively.” Here’s what our region’s design professionals had to say about the subject.

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While in less capable hands it might have suffered from its north-facing exposure, this Cape Cod living room by architect Doreve Nicholaeff remains bright and airy thanks to a phalanx of lofty windows.

The idea of a Cape Cod home inspires thoughts of sweet cottages with weathered shingles and white trim. The classic style has its many fans, to be sure, but today’s Cape and island homes run the gamut from traditional to modern. Vineyard Haven archi-

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3 1) Nantucket architect Chip Webster outfitted this Nantucket house with a roof that extends “just enough to finish the molding,” thus helping to avoid problems that sometimes crop up with larger overhangs. 2) Cape and islands homes often require special weatherand rot-resistant materials. This Marvin mahogany “dream window” was specially created by Connecticut architect Michael McKinley with an eye toward coastal use. 3) Area builders turn to Huber’s ZIP System sheathing and tape (and similar products) to protect buildings from wind-driven rain and salt spray.

tect Peter Breese says his firm is working on two Martha’s Vineyard homes that couldn’t be more different. “The one on the west side of the island is very contemporary,” he says, “and the one on the east side is absolutely precious—it looks like a turn-of-thetwentieth-century structure.” Every project is different, says Nicholaeff, because no two sites are the same. Designing a house on the Cape’s north side means working to get as much light into the structure as possible, while on the south side of the island, the design might mean mitigating strong afternoon light. “We designed a north-oriented house to be just one room deep and used clerestory windows, so the sun goes through the house all day,” she says. Conservation regulations and codes related to protection from wind and water have an impact on design, as well. To replace an old house with a new one on a lot that sits close to a Sandwich salt marsh, Yarmouth Port architect Joseph W. Dick kept the original footprint but lifted the house and set it on pilings. By law he could have built a larger house. “So many houses in this area get torn down and the people get permission to build much larger houses closer to the dunes,” he says. In his view, protecting those precious dunes was a crucial part of the project. Flood zone, velocity zone (meaning the possibility for damage from strong waves), and hurricane code regulations all have an impact on the design of a house and the materials used. Builder Matthew H. Cole, of Cape Associates, says, “Building in a coastal area, like we have for forty-six years, the methods

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get tested quickly and vigorously by the weather.” Peel-and-stick membranes that go under roofs and cladding help protect against wind-driven rain, for example. Spray foam insulation creates a better barrier against moisture and windblown snow than the old pink fiberglass insulation. And when it comes to siding, while people often want vertical or horizontal boards for a more contemporary look, Cole says, “You’d have a hard time convincing me there’s a more effective material than cedar shingles.” Ipe wood decking and cedar window cladding are materials favored by builder John Kruse of Sea-Dar Construction in Boston and Osterville. Still, warns Tony Shepley, of Shepley Wood Products, there’s no such thing as maintenance-free materials. “Maintenance-free is a fallacy,” he says. “Everything requires some upkeep.” If you want to know what works, however, a Cape or islands builder is the person to ask. “When you figure out how to make it work on Cape Cod, it’s going to work anywhere,” Shepley says. Another consideration for building in flood zones, Kruse notes, is where to put pipes and wires for plumbing and electricity. “We have more houses that are elevated, on stilts,” he says. “In a normal house you can put mechanical stuff in the basement, but now you have to have all that stuff up above the water line.” Photos: 1) ; 2) courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors; 3) courtesy of Cape Associates

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1) In her coastal projects, designer Irina MacPhee often opts for casual, rough-textured materials. 2) For designer Donna Elle, sensitivity to Nantucket’s local feel means tempering elegance with more relaxed touches. 3) Fabrics from ­Duralee’s Crypton Home Wovens Collection are a marriage of good looks and enhanced durability.

Alex Higgins, senior project manager at Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, says that deep roof overhangs can pose a challenge. “A big overhang is like a wing,” he says, “so we use special fasteners and hold-downs to keep the roof from lifting.” Nantucket architect Chip Webster prefers to stay away from overhangs altogether. While it may seem that a deep overhang would protect the house from rain, Webster finds the wind often sends the rain sideways, so it blows up under an overhang and can cause problems. One of his projects looks like a classic, complete with cedar shingles, dormers, and a widow’s walk, yet, he says, “There’s almost zero roof overhang. The eaves extend just enough to finish the molding.” Of course, as harsh as the weather can be in the winter, Webster says the beautiful summers figure into his design, too. People want to make the most of fine weather, but the area is known for an almost constant southwest breeze. For a Falmouth home, Webster set the pool in the L formed by the wings of the house to protect it from the wind.

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Designers and builders alike say that one huge factor, especially on the islands, is trying to keep to a schedule that can so easily be disrupted by weather. What’s more, many clients are determined to have their house built or remodeled and decorated before Memorial Day so they can enjoy the summer. “I need a plan A, B, and C,” says Nantucket designer Donna Elle.

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There’s no one “Cape and islands” design style, “But there’s always a seaside vibe,” Elle says. How that vibe comes across depends in large part on finishes. For clients who had a sophisticated, understated style but loved the old Nantucket feel of the cottage that was torn down to make way for their new house, Elle devised a dining room with shiplap walls, then added a sculptural table of dark wood surrounded with clear acrylic Ghost chairs. It’s all about the environment, says Irina MacPhee of Pastiche of Cape Cod, in Barnstable. The house can be elegant or casual, traditional or contemporary, but it should in some way reflect its environment. On the Cape, she says, “I’m not going to put velvet on a sofa. I’m not going to have a highly polished mahogany side table. We’re not doing tassels or jabots for window treatments.” Instead, one of the new indooroutdoor fabrics that are durable and beautiful might cover the sofa. The side table may be finished with a weathered-looking paint. And the draperies might be sheer, with a French pleat for elegance, so they billow in the breeze through an open window. Nantucket designer Kathleen Hay is always mindful that her clients are drawn to their homes primarily because of the water. “The interiors need to be quiet, rather than compete with the outside,” she says. She usually uses a driftwood or subtle pickled finish on white oak floors for a quietly casual look and to disguise the sand that inevitably gets tracked in. Hay likes shutters as a window treatment alternative. They’re simple and clean, and they stand up to the bright light, she says. The quality of the island’s light figures into her palette and materials, too. “Nantucket light does not forgive,” she says. “A fabric with a little sheen in the showroom will glare in the island light.” “Living and working in a coastal environment offers so much inspiration,” says Liz Stiving-Nichols of Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design. Most of the homes she designs are vacation homes, which, she Photos: 1) Dan Cutrona; 2) Nat Rea; 3) courtesy of Duralee

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A house isn’t complete without a beautiful landscape plan. It’s not just about gardens, however. Architects, designers, and landscape professionals agree that the outdoors should be considered an integral part of the house—another room, really—especially when it holds a swimming pool. “The pool is an important

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happily notes, means her clients are up for a bit of fun. Coastal-inspired colors and materials—lots of blues, whites, and sand hues—as well as accessories with a subtle nautical touch are common, but every home has its unique look and feel, based on the clients’ personality and style. Like the other designers, Stiving-Nichols is enthusiastic about the latest generation of indoor-outdoor Crypton, Holly sullivan+associates_NEH_C&I17_layout 4/18/17 5:01 fabrics. PM Page 1

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part of the schematic,” says architect Breese, “particularly on smaller lots. We consider the pool the same way we do any structure on the property.” John Viola of Viola Associates in Hyannis says pools, spas, and waterfall features are growing in popularity among Cape and islands homeowners. “Most people on the water want an infinity edge pool,” he says. Beautiful as they are, infinity edge pools require meticulous planning and engineering. “You have to be careful about the amount of water you’re pushing out of the pool and into the trough below,” Viola cautions. On most jobs, he works closely with the architect and landscape architect, and conservation and ground water regulations add complexity to the project. It’s worth it, though, he says. “The sound of water moving and the visual of water spilling are so soothing.” Falmouth-based landscape architect Kris ­Horiuchi, of Horiuchi Solien, says that the same qualities that make landscapes by the shore so special also pose challenges. The sand we love to walk barefoot in permeates the soil. “We either need to amend soils so they retain more moisture, or select plants that can thrive in drought conditions,” she says. “These can be native woody species, meadow grasses, and wildflowers, or ornamental plants. Often, we will integrate a mix of plants that ‘play well in the sandbox,’ such as lavender, Russian sage, bearberry, and beach roses.”

“Most people on the water want an infinity edge pool,” says John Viola. Beautiful as they are, infinity edge pools require meticulous planning and engineering. That ubiquitous wind and salty air can scorch plants, too, she says. To help plantings cope, she starts with small plants that can acclimate to a site’s conditions over time, and sets them in groups so they can shelter each other. Hardscaping choices often include limestone and granite, which are cooler underfoot than bluestone. Hardy cedar, mahogany, and ipe are her preferred deck and fencing materials, while copper, bronze, and stainless steel for fixtures, hardware, and outdoor showers hold up to the salty air better than other metals. As for those pesky regulations, “we take them in stride,” Horiuchi says. On a recent project, the vegetation was so thick and tall, the ocean was barely visible. When she realized it was made up of invasive and non-native plants, she devised a plan to replace them with new native grasses, shrubs, and trees. “The Conservation Commission approved the proposal because the resulting coastal buffer would be naturalized and enhance the wildlife habitat. At the same time, our client enjoyed a significantly greater water view.” RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 162.

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A deft mix of antiques and contemporary pieces fosters a charming cottage ambience. “The wife and I had a wonderful time sourcing pieces,” says interior designer Linda Banks. “Many of them are from local sources.” Holding court in the living room, the old cherry coffee table has a waxed finish reminiscent of a boat’s deck.

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A renovation reveals the gem hidden within a careworn shingled cottage on Chappaquiddick. Text by Megan Fulweiler | Photography by Michael Partenio Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: The breakfast area is open to the kitchen and living room, which allows family members to engage in different activities and still be together; the framed commemorative scarf is a memento of one of the numerous Newport to Bermuda races the husband has sailed. The sophisticated walnut dining room table sports a hand-planed top and rustic carved bases—a fetching contrast to the hearth’s edited frame. The living room’s vintage black barley twist writing table was among the first purchases made for the home.

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very summer, the owners make their way down a picturesque, half-mile sandy road lined with scrub oak. At the end sits their jewel of a house on a green slope that coasts through bayberry and sea grasses to the water. Years ago, the husband, an avid sailor, often brought his soon-to-bewife here by boat. The couple would drop anchor in Edgartown Harbor and let the days unfold like petals on a flower. Then came marriage, followed by

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twins, and for years, parents and kids decamped to a rental perched on what could be Chappaquiddick’s most beautiful spot. When the shingled house next door became available, they snapped it up, ensuring that their getaways would always unfold in the same special setting. Not quite as dreamy as the location, however, the old house called for a fix-up. Originally built in 1920 as a duck-hunting cabin, it had morphed over time into a plainspoken two-story structure with a one-story addition. To make it family-friendly, the couple turned to Linda Banks. Banks, who is as

astute at interior architecture as she is at whipping up stylish decors, got the place humming by merging the kitchen and living area to create an open, more modern layout. Sliders in lieu of windows ushered in views and delicious breezes. Two years later, the homeowners embarked on a full-fledged overhaul, enlisting architect Patrick Ahearn. With Banks and Ahearn at the helm, the house was refurbished top to bottom and doubled in size, becoming a comfortable haven for July and August’s parade of lucky visitors. Of course, construction on an island is always New England Home Cape & Islands | Summer 2017  77

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French doors open to a stone terrace and an outdoor fireplace—a destination of particular summer delight. The whole venue fairly shouts, “We’re on vacation!”

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challenging, and design constraints mandated that the home’s footprint remain the same. So to devise more space and maintain the existing scale, Ahearn cleverly took the building up and down. Yesterday’s appendage was swept away and in its stead came a two-story addition. The top floor holds the daughter’s bedroom (the son has an aerie in the new carriage house nearby) and a small library affectionately nicknamed the petite bibliothèque. On the first floor sits the new dining room and a private guest suite. Not stopping there, Ahearn also carved out a ground level to hold a powder room, a playroom (pool table included), and a fishing tackle

room. French doors open to a stone terrace and an outdoor fireplace—a destination of particular summer delight. But then, the whole venue fairly shouts, “We’re on vacation!” and it all starts with the glossy painted floors. “The color is like melted coffee ice cream,” Banks says. “It’s the numberone thing making the house feel like summer.” Banks subtly reinforced this kick-back vibe, too, from the charming kitchen to the stunning living room. Pale blue cabinets mark the former, while the latter is tricked out with a classic arrangement of navy-blue upholstered pieces. In between rests a cherry table Banks nabbed

ABOVE: In compliance with the owner’s wishes, the rejuvenated house looks like it has always been there. “We wanted to maintain the home’s modest scale but also make it function the way people like to live today,” explains architect Patrick Ahearn. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: The generous deck wraps around the house and is accessible to the living room and the guest bedroom. Family members and guests make their way through a natural meadow to the water’s edge.

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The petite bibliothéque features a range of comforts including an enticing window seat for soaking up the views. The eye-catching painting is by local artist Allen Whiting, who was inspired by the Norton Point Breach, a breach in the barrier beach connecting Edgartown with Chappaquiddick. FACING PAGE: The wife scored the captain’s chairs at a charity flea market in Manhattan, and Banks designed the weathered oak refectory table crafted by furniture maker Mike Elkins of Elkins and Company in Boothbay, Maine.

The petite bibliothèque “is a kind of a Mary Poppins room where people can escape from the happy chaos and soak up the views, work, or contemplate,” says Linda Banks.

in Atlanta and cut down to cocktail size. It’s all so handsome, few register how the skillful designer also homes in on function. The seating, for instance, is floated away from the wall to provide an unhindered path to and from the deck. Fashioned in a woven plastic material, the chairs at the corner game table can be whisked outdoors should extra seating be needed there. As focused on design as she is on decoration, Banks considers a room’s every element. Note the non-traditional six-pane configuration of the living room’s French doors. (“To lift the ceiling,” she says). Or take in the dining room, where walls of raffia cloth in a soft wheat color foster warmth and congeniality—

the perfect tone for a gathering. The show-stopping Italian table is trestle-style, which allows for flexible seating. And the chairs are upholstered to encourage lingering. Rather than fuss with the hearth, Banks framed it with an understated molding that speaks to the home’s engaging simplicity. “It’s an edited, updated version of colonial,” she says. “I take inspiration from Americana, but I don’t want it to look like country.” Another case in point is the petite bibliothèque. “It’s a kind of a Mary Poppins room where people can escape from the happy chaos and soak up the views, work, or contemplate,” Banks says. There’s a built-in reading podium, scaled down club chairs for curling up, and an antique table where nautical charts New England Home Cape & Islands | Summer 2017  81

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might be unfurled or tea laid. Open on its balconied side to the downstairs, the library is removed but not ­isolated. The most private spaces are the bedrooms. Next door to the library, the daughter’s sweet-as-a-garden sanctuary claims one end of the new wing. Banks has slipcovered the bed’s headboard in a fuzzy, crewellike fabric reminiscent of the chenille bedspreads that once bloomed in every coastal cottage. The pretty bath sports the designer’s famed “nickel gap”—a term Banks coined to define her square-edge paneling. “I request builders put a nickel between the boards to measure their distance apart,” she says. As for the en suite guest nest, you’d be hard pressed to find visitors who didn’t yearn to stay longer. There’s nickel gap here as well along with a stellar four-poster bed and an Orkney chair from Simply

Home, Banks’s Falmouth, Maine-based retail shop and design center. Hand-screened linen curtains dress French doors leading to the deck. Just as one would imagine, the bath is no less alluring. The custom cherry vanity includes oldschool spool-turned legs. Mirrored medicine cabinets are discreetly recessed between sconces wearing frosted hurricanes. “We wanted relaxed, welcoming rooms that were also New Englandy,” Banks says. Certainly, she and Ahearn have done just that. Island locales such as this are a rare treasure, indeed. This team devised a carefree house that suits the peaceful surroundings and the appreciative owners, who love spending time in their home as much as they do in the blue water flowing all about.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 162.

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The king-size bed in the guest room is from Leonard’s in Seekonk, Massachusetts. “Should the owners ever want one-floor living, this room is like a secondary master suite,” Banks says. Versatile x-benches slide out of the way when not needed, while an oat straw and wood Orkney chair lends texture. The guest room’s washstand was made in England. The daughter’s bedroom boasts a headboard covered in a textured fabric that looks like crewel work.

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The home’s classic shingled exterior looks much the same, post renovation, with the addition of a multitude of new window boxes filled with pink geraniums. FACING PAGE: Gold flame honeysuckle climbs the pergola, overlooking the perennial garden’s mix of lavender, salvia, Rozanne geraniums, Bluebonnet, and Asiatic lilies.

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he new owners of this old cottage nestled between Nantucket Sound and the Centerville River had a clear vision. She wanted the retreat to be a haven where their family of five, with three dogs in tow, could relax on weekends. Comfort was key—no worries about wet bathing suits and damp pets on furniture—but she also wanted it to be chic.

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ABOVE: A classic barn door was updated with navy high-gloss paint and modern hardware for a polished, but rustic look. FACING PAGE: A new foyer was created to establish a true sense of arrival. Navy grasscloth walls let the white furniture, accessories, and high-gloss white trim pop.

Project Team Architectural design: Jeff Schranghamer, Schranghamer Design Group Interior design: Nancy Hill, Nancy Hill Interiors Builder: C.H. Newton Builders Landscape design: Rebecca Perry, Gardens By Rebecca

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The original entry was transformed into a sitting area, where swivel chairs surround a pierced castresin cocktail table, adding a sophisticated touch to the beachy vibe.

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RIGHT: The open kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry that sports authentic marine cleats for hardware. Silvery crackle ceramic subway tile adds shimmer to the backsplash. The owner wanted countertops of Caesarstone for its high style and low maintenance. FACING PAGE: The indoor/outdoor dining table, wicker chairs, and cushions were chosen for their easy care and relaxed style. An open floor plan creates a casual atmosphere and allows for more light.

For the husband’s part, he was most interested in proving the truth of the adage, “A happy wife is a happy life.” The renovation, the couple thought, would be relatively easy, as they would be working within the home’s existing 3,500-square-foot footprint. No dramatic alterations were planned to the classic exterior with its weathered shingles. They simply wanted to open up the interior for an informal flow that would welcome more light and water views. They also had a familiar design team on board; architectural designer Jeff Schranghamer and interior designer Nancy Hill had collaborated on the homeowners’ primary residence, and understood the yin and yang of their design mandate—modern yet authentic, classic yet sophisticated. With all those factors going for them, the couple hoped to complete the process in just seven months’ time, so they could start enjoying their summer home on Memorial Day. The interior demolition, however, uncovered major structural deficiencies, the result of a hodgepodge of previous renovations. The house had originally stood as two cottages that had been joined by a common room in the 1940s. Although it had weathered the years and the storms, the structure would need a new roof and some reinforcement to

structural walls. Floors were out of level, as well, sometimes by as much as two and a half inches in spans of twelve feet. Once a structural engineer had addressed safety issues and designed new floor systems and roof framing modifications, the homeowners and their team sat down to decide how to complete the renovation while holding on to some quirky elements that gave the home its charm. Those out-of-level floors, for instance. Builder Brian Lafauce, who was with C.H. Newton Builders at the time and has since moved on to co-found Archwright Builders, corrected most of them within an inch. The owners didn’t insist on perfection, though. “In one area there was a one-inch pitch that the owners didn’t want to touch, because it added character to the home,” Lafauce says. “It’s typical of a Cape Cod cottage that the floor system is not totally right.” Aesthetically, Schranghamer’s primary challenge was to counterbalance the imperfect with classic, clean lines, while maximizing light and the use of space. “One of the most important things for us was to create a sense of arrival, which we did by creating a true foyer,” he explains. “Having a defined entry made a huge impact on the overall feel of the home.” He opened up walls between the kitchen, din-

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LEFT: The cathedral ceiling is painted

in high-gloss white to enhance the sense of height and emphasize the simplicity of the beams and trim work. BELOW: The built-in bench and cabinetry hold summer gear, while teardrop marine cleats are used as coat hooks. FACING PAGE: The nautical motif was extended to the back deck, where a white, powder-coated aluminum dining set overlooks the Centerville River. The rebuilt deck’s surface was chosen as a close match to the interior floors for a seamless transition between spaces.

“Nautical chic” makes an apt description of Nancy Hill’s interior design. “We wanted to make it really crisp,” she says.

performance fabrics that can easily be cleaned.” Deep blue grasscloth covers the walls in the foyer, which opens to common living areas unified by white walls and fabrics highlighted with bold, graphic navy accents. Swivel lounge chairs outfitted in white slipcovers in the living and family rooms reinforce the nautical vibe. Custom signs and pillows referencing the coastal locale add a touch of levity and leave no doubt this is a house made for enjoying its beachy environment. Indoor/outdoor fabrics and easy-care carpets ensure that sandy feet and wet towels are welcome. “Our clients wanted the home to be easy and fun, yet sophisticated,” Hill says. “To achieve a well curated balance, we mixed high priced, lower priced, and custom items.” Each of the six bedrooms continues the ocean

ing room, and common living areas, establishing a visual connection between these spaces and the waterfront views. Windows and doors in the family room and dining room were replaced with French doors, creating an expanded sense of space and easy access to the outdoors. Custom cabinetry solves the dual purpose of offering storage and creating subtle transitions between rooms. Outside, Schranghamer redesigned the decks and rebuilt them with Trex decking in a color that closely matches the interior’s white oak floors for a seamless flow between indoors and out. “Nautical chic” makes an apt description of Hill’s interior design. “We wanted to make it really crisp,” she says. “My client loves navy and white, and we could incorporate so much white because we used

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RIGHT: The clean lines of the bedding and furniture play well against the wallpaper’s whimsical nautical design in the master bedroom. BELOW: The designer worked with a sailmaker to create mainsails for headboards in the children’s room. FACING PAGE: The rope motif of the Lee Jofa wallpaper is echoed in the headboard’s trim and the twisted plaster rods of the chandelier.

theme, often with a bit of whimsy, such as the framed Lilly Pulitzer bikinis on the walls separating two bedrooms, and a colorful fish-themed wallpaper in another. Schranghamer transformed a bunk room into a spacious master suite that spans the second floor, front to back. A private deck overlooks the bay in one direction, while an expanded bank of windows offers ocean views in the opposite direction. Hill extended the white and blue palette to the suite, using a vibrant Lee Jofa wallpaper with a pattern of sailors’ knots on a deep-blue background as a unifying design element. The rope motif is echoed in the trim of the custom headboard and the twisted plaster rods of the chandelier. Sisal carpet in an ocean-gray hue anchors the room. Outside, the owners appreciated the plantings that had matured over generations. They turned to Rebecca Perry, horticulturist and fine gardener, who had also worked with two previous owners, to tweak and maintain them. Perry chose plantings that will thrive in the

“Our clients wanted the home to be easy and fun, yet sophisticated,” says the designer. unforgiving Cape environment and, as she says, “deliver bang for the buck,” with plenty of color. She introduced a hedge of hydrangeas in Endless Summer and Limelight varieties along the road’s edge and placed planters around the house with fountain grass and geraniums. She also added some thirty window boxes to both floors and filled them with cascading blooms—pink geraniums for the front of the house and begonias and blue Streptocarpus in the back. Despite the unexpected challenges the team faced, the homeowners celebrated summer’s kickoff just as they’d hoped. For the design pros, such challenges are all in a day’s work, and they all agreed the process was as fun as it was successful. How do they measure success? Their clients are thrilled with their perfectly imperfect home. It is, just as they wanted, the right blend of old and new, casual and chic, custom and cost-efficient, big, but not overthe-top, and best of all, a joyful home certain to be the source of a lifetime of happy memories.

RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 162.

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Resting atop a base of bluestone and New England fieldstone, this Cape Cod residence draws from nineteenthcentury traditions, but includes amenities such as a ground-floor gym that opens out onto a swimming pool. The balcony belongs to the owner’s bedroom—one of three master suites incorporated to accommodate the owner’s children and their future families.

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Family Ties Having enjoyed island summers since she was a girl, the owner of this new home relishes sharing her idyllic spot with the third (and someday, fourth) generations. Text by Fred Albert  |  Photography by Eric Roth

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Nearly fifty years ago, a Boston businessman and his daughter were boating around Buzzards Bay when they happened upon a private island. Ignoring the NO tresspassing signs, the pair stepped onto the beach and surveyed their surroundings. “This is where I want our family to have a summer home,” declared the father. Knocking on a nearby door, he told the occupants that if they ever decided to sell, he’d be interested in purchasing their property. Sure enough, the family was considering a change, and the girl soon found herself basking in the briny

Cape Cod breezes, bicycling past sun-burnished cottages, and scouring the beach in search of heartshaped rocks. Now grown with two adult children, she recently built her own home on the island—right next door to the one she summered in growing up. Designed

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Project Team Architecture: Mark Hutker, Jim Cappuccino, and Kevin Schreur, Hutker Architects Interior design: Richard Hallberg, Richard Hallberg Interior Design

A game table anchors the center of the great room, whose retractable doors encourage easy indoor/outdoor flow, while sectional sofas surround a TV concealed behind stainless steel panels. The room’s other seating area is geared toward conversation and the view, with all-weather outdoor upholstery to withstand wet bathing suits and the owner’s Labrador retriever, Sam. The compact powder room off the dining room features a custom triangular sink crafted from limestone.

Builder: C.H. Newton Builders Landscape design: Kris Horiuchi, Horiuchi Solien

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A Max Frintrop painting commands the kitchen’s seating area, which features a customized pair of Alvar Aalto Paimio chairs. The television over the sideboard was recessed into the wall and framed with Sheetrock for a seamless, built-in look. The Tao Gray Light limestone floors are from Exquisite Surfaces.

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“The big question was: how do we create a house

that is new, yet has the quality of the charming old New England beach houses?” recalls Richard Hallberg. “The only way we could really do that was to use antique timbers.”


The limestone on the floor is repeated on the kitchen’s island and backsplash, where it contrasts with stainless steel cabinets. Antique hand-adzed timbers crown the walls throughout the main floor, instilling a sense of history and a rustic counterpoint to the sleek limestone floors. Designer Richard Hallberg used two tables in the dining room to accommodate large or small gatherings; the woven rope patio chairs can be used indoors or out.

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by Hutker Architects, with interiors by Los Angeles designer Richard Hallberg, the shingle-style home rises out of the ragged dunes with stately Yankee dignity, its rambling roofline and weathered facade concealing a contemporary, open interior that’s as serene as a stroll on the beach. “It really had to look like it had been there a hundred years, but function like a new home with modern efficiency,” says contractor David Newton of C.H. Newton Builders. To ensure that historic look, the architects accompanied their client on an excursion around the island, taking note of the elements she admired in other houses and incorporating many of those touches into their design. Nearly all the sheathing was left unpainted, allowing the surfaces to weather naturally. The tapered columns with chamfered edges are common to the island, as are the cowl-like hoods crowning the windows. The latter not only protect the panes from rain, but produce shadows that animate the

architecture as the sun passes through the sky. The six-bedroom, eight-bath home rests on a oneacre parcel bordering a salt marsh. “Even though the lot is larger, the wetlands took up a lot of that land, leaving a very small area within which to build,” says architect Mark A. Hutker. (The owner dubbed the undertaking “Project Shoehorn.”) Roads on two sides of the lot also posed a privacy challenge, which landscape architect Kris Horiuchi addressed with thickets of evergreens, bayberry, and viburnum, along with a tidy hedge out front. “I’d like a house that looked like it might have had additions put on,” the client told the architects, who responded by dividing the structure into three perpendicular wings containing private quarters, public spaces, and guest rooms. The approach helped diminish the scale of the house (since all three portions are rarely visible at once) and increased exposure to the light and views. “We wanted to make the house seem more modest when Summer 2017 | New England Home Cape & Islands  107

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The homeowner says everyone congregates in the kitchen or on the deck, whose expansive table easily accommodates twelve. The deck railing follows the curve of the wetlands setback abutting the house; a second seating area at the rear capitalizes on its western exposure. The swimming pool culminates in an invisible edge that visually blends into Buzzards Bay.

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you first encounter it,” says Hutker, who collaborated with project architect Jim Cappuccino and project designer Kevin Schreur. At the client’s urging, the architects crowned the home with a gambrel roof, which tucks upstairs rooms under the eaves, resulting in a lower profile and the kind of angled, atticlike spaces the client remembered fondly from her childhood. While the exterior hearkens back to the late nineteenth century, the interior is planted firmly in the present, with party-ready public spaces that flow into one another and deck doors that recede into the walls, allowing a seamless migration between interior and exterior. At the same time, a sense of history pervades the space, owing mostly to the salvaged oak beams crowning the rooms and framing the staircase window. “The big question was: how do we create a house that is new, yet has the quality of the charming old New England beach houses?” recalls Hallberg. “The only way we could really do that was to use antique timbers.”

The sun-bleached beams are echoed in cerusedoak floors, which alternate with pale gray limestone throughout. “We wanted it to feel clean,” Hallberg says, “like the weathered colors of the ocean just washed in.” The materials palette is repeated throughout the house, lending a calming consistency to the space that’s enhanced by the white laminate furnishings and plump, bone-colored banquettes scattered here and there. While the resulting look is sparer than your typical Cape Cod cottage, it felt absolutely right for a woman who collects abstract art from the 1970s to today. “You can’t put starfish tchotchkes with contemporary art and make it feel right,” she observes. “That doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel casual and beachy. But there’s nothing about it that’s cliché.” Or high maintenance. Durable outdoor fabrics cover all the furniture, both inside and out. Hallberg even furnished the dining room with patio chairs, so they could be dragged out onto the deck when needed. “No need to worry about a damp bathing suit,” he says.

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Artworks roost atop and below a Crate & Barrel table on the upstairs landing. The handcrafted felt rug from Patterson Flynn Martin reminded designer Richard Hallberg of cross-sectioned tree branches. The window on the stairway was framed with half-timbering, to make the house look like an old home that had been restored.

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RIGHT: A desk doubles as a headboard in one of the guest rooms. The angled walls recall the attics the owner played in as a child. BELOW: A Wetstyle tub in the master bath overlooks scrub-covered dunes and the bay beyond. FACING PAGE: A built-in banquette hugs the walls of the sunroom, which was designed to suggest a screened porch that had been enclosed.

“You can’t put starfish tchotchkes with contemporary art and make it feel right,” says the homeowner. “That doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel casual and beachy. But there’s nothing about it that’s cliché.”

The sunroom on the east end of the house is wrapped with awning windows, conjuring thoughts of the Bahamas, which are underscored by the pyramidal wood ceiling overhead. But instead of a ceiling fan, there’s a pendant light that looks suspiciously like a life preserver—a sly nod to the home’s maritime setting. The deck spans nearly the entire water side of the house, and is conveniently divided into eastern and western exposures for morning meals (atop a Brobdingnagian white table) or evening conversation (ensconced in generous upholstered seating). A radial railing skirting the edge follows the curve of the wetlands setback below, and culminates in a staircase leading down to the pool. When guests aren’t gathered on the deck, they’re usually congregating in the kitchen—either sidling up to the limestone-covered island or kibitzing in the neighboring seating area. Stainless steel upper cabinets echo the finish on the appliances and the shimmering panels concealing the TV in the great room. A generous pantry keeps clutter securely out of sight. The owner relishes the time she gets to spend at the house with her children, and looks forward to sharing the island with a fourth generation of the family someday. In the meantime, there’s no shortage of diversions to fill family weekends. “I still look for heart-shaped rocks on the beach,” she confesses, wistfully. “And now my daughter and son collect them, too.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 162.

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Blues and whites predominate in the living room. “We just kept it beautiful, simple, and inviting,” says designer Lynn Morgan. FACING PAGE: Brightly patterned fabric by China Seas pops against the neutral surroundings of the main staircase. The J.D. Staron runner is one of Morgan’s favorites. “I just love the simplicity of it, and the way the striped borders give it definition.”

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The living room gets a nice punch of color from the oversized painting by Ben Georgia above the fireplace.

It’s as simple as sand, sea, and sky.

By focusing on the three elements that have drawn people to Nantucket for generations, designer Lynn Morgan found the perfect formula for a family retreat as irresistible as the island itself. Her clients, a couple with three grown children and a host of grandkids, had expressed the desire for a no-fuss, easy-breezy haven that would draw their clan back year after year. “It wasn’t about beautiful furnishings,” Morgan explains. “It’s about family. They wanted a place to create memories and enjoy time together.” The couple purchased the traditionally styled, 7,400-square-foot house and cottage designed by the Nantucket firm of Botticelli & Pohl Architects shortly after its completion, retaining builder Josh Brown to add some custom touches. With five bedrooms in the main house, three in the cottage, and a studio over the detached garage, the compound offers more than enough space for everyone in the family to balance private time with together-time. They called on Morgan, with whom they had worked on several other projects, to ensure those spaces would be comfortable, casual, and welcoming. Morgan reached straight for a beachy palette of bright whites, sandy tans, and multiple variations

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on blue. “My theory is really to keep it very simple: use these great colors and thread them through the house,” she says. She did just that. Blue—in shades that range from pale sky to deep navy—appears in some form in nearly every room, as ubiquitous inside as it is in the marine landscape. Abundant woodwork—ceiling beams, shiplap walls, built-ins, and beadboard wainscot—shines under glossy white paint. White oak floors are finished with a delicate whitewash that might just make you forget you’d left the beach. “If you tracked in sand, you wouldn’t even notice it,” Morgan says. The front door opens into the living room, where attention is centered on a square, white-lacquered coffee table from Oomph—just the place to plop that summer read—in front of the fireplace. Beneath, the raised pattern of a sisal rug evokes the twisty traces left by receding waves. The room’s quiet formality is offset by a playful painting by artist Ben Georgia above the fireplace. In the nearby dining room, pale blue Venetian plaster walls hover above white wainscoting. The large, round table finished in white milk paint softens the room’s square corners. The table, white-lacquer sideboard, and upholstered dining chairs done up in blue-and-white Jane Churchill fabric are all custom, as are most of the pieces in the house. “I do custom for everything,” Morgan says, “both for the size and to

ABOVE: Above the table, the outline of a polished nickel chandelier from Circa Lighting brings to mind a sailboat’s rigging and the motion of waves. RIGHT: Adjacent to the kitchen, the family room is outfitted for comfort with an oversized sectional and a hefty leather ottoman large enough to rest an extended family of feet. Durable fabrics are key to keeping the beach house relaxed and user-friendly, says Morgan. FACING PAGE: Chairs upholstered in a Jane Churchill print liven up the white milk-paint dining table from Circa Antiques.

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be sure we get exactly what we want.” The dining room opens to the family room, which sits at the back of the house. At one end is the kitchen, separated from the family room by an island topped with Carrara marble and lined with upholstered white rattan counter stools. At the other is a fireplace and large-screen TV flanked by cushioned window seats. In front of the fireplace, an

oversize sectional sofa in deep blue wraps around two sides of a hefty ottoman. Morgan likes to anchor seating arrangements around big square surfaces like this one, which she upholstered in leather both for comfort and durability. “It’s indestructible,” she says, adding that she seeks out tough, fade-resistant indoor-outdoor fabrics to keep beach houses like this one care- and worry-free.

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At one end of the infinity pool, a cabana features an enclosed bar area, bathroom, and changing room.

Appealing as the family room is, the grandkids like to spend their time in the lower level. Here, a large living area with a TV, a playroom, and a nautical-themed bunkroom provide the youngsters with a space all their own. The bunkroom, a collaborative effort between Morgan and Brown, includes three double bunks accessed by built-in stairs as well as a built-in trundle bed. Navy stripes and boating

references—the handles on the bunk-bed drawers are fashioned after deck cleats, for instance—gave ­Morgan what she was aiming for: a kid-friendly space that was “nautical, chic, and fun.” Rounding out the accommodations below deck are a small gym and one-and-a-half baths. “The basement is no longer a secondary level,” says Brown, reflecting on a growing trend. “You really have the New England Home Cape & Islands | Summer 2017  123

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THIS PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: In the basement bunkroom, striped bedding and nautical details add up to a space made for grandchildren. In the master bedroom, a tailored approach lends structure to the powder-blue easy chair, custom headboard, and bed skirt. French doors swing open for a view of the harbor. FACING PAGE: Wide porches, two balconies, and a roof walk allow open-air views of Nantucket Harbor to the north. The red-cedar roof and white cedar shingle siding, traditional for the area, are allowed to weather naturally.

same level of finish as in the rest of the house.” The home’s deep foundation meant the builder could tuck mechanicals out of the way, while heated floors and ventilation systems make the basement as comfortable as the floors above. The best indoor comforts, though, can’t compete with the views from the wide porch that wraps the back of the house. At the edge of the property, mounds of lush shrubbery fall away toward the jigsaw of marshes that ring Nantucket Harbor. Beside a cabana, an infinity pool melts into the horizon. It’s a vista that steals the show, as those tasked with shaping that view will readily admit. “We really tried to bring the landscape into the harbor,” explains Jesse Dutra, who designed the original plan that placed the infinity pool so that it appeared to hang above the marshes. David Troast of Ernst Land

Design, who was hired by the new owners to further customize the grounds, agrees. “There is so much view from this house, it is unbelievable,” he says. Troast added function to the yard with an outdoor grilling area, enhanced hardscaping around the pool, and a privet hedge that ties it all together. He also added to the beds of windswept grasses, flowering shrubs, and perennials dotting the property. Many are island favorites, like the blue hydrangeas and the hedge of beach roses. On the fringes of the property, the transition between the lawn and surrounding native shrubbery is softened by waves of weeping love grass. However carefully designed, like the home’s interior, it all looks natural, unfussy, relaxed. Or, as Morgan put it, “It’s what a perfect Nantucket house should be.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 162. New England Home Cape & Islands | Summer 2017  125

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“Baskets are an essential for any kid’s space. These stylish ones from Nantucket Looms are perfect for storing toys, books, or throw blankets.” | Nantucket Looms, Nantucket,

“This is durable, vintage brass task lighting with a visual quality from an era you just can’t place, but seems perfectly historic.”  | Restoration Hardware,

Tucker side chair in surf “This is an iconic Windsor chair silhouette, solidly crafted, but with an unexpected color pop.”  | Serena & Lily, Westport, Connecticut,

Topside bunk beds in midnight blue

“I love the quality of Land of Nod bunks; they have the good looks of built-in furniture, and the ropehandled storage drawers eliminate the need for dressers.”  |


(A) Catalyst area rug in topaz-amethyst. | Celerie Kemble for Merida Studio; available through the designer Rebecca Atwood pillow fabrics (B) Dashes in pale marine (C) Gridded Ikat in ocean blue (D) Interlocking Circles in lilac | available through the designer





Lisa Pyden Design, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 221-3826,

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need for an al fresco site to conveniently • The sluice off salt, sand, and sweat is a surefire indica-

tor that you are lucky enough to be spending time seaside . . . or in some other, equally fun, watery vacation spot. Utility alone, though, is never enough for the best designers on the Cape and the islands; they insist on mixing art with efficiency to make cleaning up a treat for both body and mind. Here are a few favorite bathing beauties our editors have come across recently.



Architecture: John DaSilva, Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, East Harwich, Massachusetts,

Architecture: Matt Schiffer, Hutker Architects, Falmouth, Massachusetts,

Osterville, Cape Cod Needed: an enclosure to camouflage three different functional elements of varying heights (trash bins, an air-conditioning condenser, and a shower). So why not turn it into a fetching latticework whale? This whimsical cetacean faces the water, so bathers can peer through its eye to catch views of the adjoining dining pergola and the bay beyond.

Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Photography: Randall Perry

Falmouth, Cape Cod Anchoring a pool area that overlooks the racing sailboats of Quissett Harbor, this shower is integrated into a unified architectural statement: the repeating brawny joists crowning the structure have the same width as the cedar boards of its walls and the forms that were used to create the marvelously rough concrete backdrop that shelters the space from the surrounding woods.

Builder: C.H. Newton Builders, West Falmouth, Massachusetts, Photography: Brian Vanden Brink

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North Shore, Nantucket An older, open shower hidden away in a garden— created originally for previous owners—was badly in need of an update. And, as it happens, the property’s new residents take their bathing seriously. So the tiny structure has been enclosed to house a Japanese-style soaking tub from Alaska, providing a snug sanctuary for contemplation of the fairytale landscape all about.



Architectural design: Stephen Theroux, Nantucket Architecture Group, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Builder: Kyle D. Snell Builder, Nantucket, Massachusetts, (508) 228-6352 Landscape architecture: Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Washington, D.C., Photography: Jeffrey Allen


Orleans, Cape Cod An outdoor shower was on builder and homeowner Matt Cole’s list of must-haves from the very start, but its actual location was decided late in the game. In fact, the cozily sheltered design was suggested by landscape architect Jen Crawford, who tucked the shower—handily situated between a walk-out basement and the beckoning water beyond—into a nook formed by a fieldstone retaining wall and the home’s foundation.

Shower design: Jen Crawford, Jenick Studio, Mashpee, Massachusetts, Builder: Matthew Cole, Cape Associates, Eastham, Massachusetts, Photography: Dan Cutrona

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John Derian Picture Book By John Derian Who doesn’t love a good picture book? I still have my favorite from my toddler days, but I suspect this big, beautiful digest will supplant Florence Sarah Winship’s The ABC Picture Book in my affections. Part-time Provincetown resident John Derian has compiled hundreds of favorite images collected over the past three decades, and he offers them up for our visual delight in this 365-plus-page book. The oversize volume fea-

tures a series of images—an eighteenth-century illustration of a sea fan, a drawing of a human skeleton from a nineteenthcentury German anatomy book, a map of Kublai Khan’s empire from an 1820s atlas, prints of flowers, fruits, and animals— and each one of them invites us to linger and drink in every rich, colorful detail. These are the images that have inspired the decoupage pieces for which Derian has become famous. Anyone who appreciates beauty—and who doesn’t?—will find them inspiring, too. | $75, Artisan,


The Seaside House: Living on the Water By Nick Voulgaris III and Douglas Friedman Those of us lucky enough to have grown up on one of the coasts need not be persuaded that living as close to the water as possible is a worthy aspiration. If, however, we want to remind ourselves of just how fortunate we are, collaborators Nick Voulgaris III and Douglas Friedman offer just the thing. Writer Voulgaris and photographer Friedman celebrate residences overlooking the sea on both coasts and in the Caribbean. The twenty-one homes, including half a dozen in New England, prove there is no one formula for beautiful coastal design. The dwellings featured range from a charming Nantucket cottage to a stately Newport mansion, from Tommy Hilfiger’s “shagadelic and groovy” Miami home to Martha Stewart’s gracious estate in Seal Harbor, Maine. If you don’t happen to live by the water at the moment, don’t be surprised if this lovely book has you dreaming of your own seaside house. | $55, Rizzoli,

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1) Nantucket’s annual Plein Air festival draws painters and art lovers alike. 2) Theater, music, dance, and works by artisans abound at the three-day Arts Alive Festival. 3) Tour six beautiful properties at the Orleans Improvement Association’s annual Garden Tour.

local experts, conversation, and more. I $595. (508) 228-1387,

JUNE Heritage Museums & Gardens Points of View June 3–October 9 The Heritage Museums & Gardens features an outdoor installation entitled Points of View, in which seven artists challenge the concept of view by framing viewpoints, distorting points of view, and magnifying vistas. I Sandwich, (508) 888-3300, Nantucket Preservation Trust Nantucket’s Golden Age: Architecture – Interiors – Historic Landscapes June 6–8 New this year, this three-day symposium will focus on Nantucket’s Federal and Greek Revival periods of architecture, interiors, and historic landscapes. The event will include tours of private homes and Nantucket landmarks, lectures by national and

Plein Air Festival Nantucket June 13–18 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. New this year will be a Quick Paint event in the parks along South Beach on June 16 from 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m., followed by a sale of the Quick Paint works at the AAN gallery. The four-day event will culminate in an exhibition of the art and the presentation of the Frank Swift Chase Awards on Sunday, June 18, 6 p.m. at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery. I $10 to enter. Nantucket, (508) 228-0722, Arts Alive Festival June 16–18 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. I June 16, 5 p.m.–9 p.m., June 17, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and June 18, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.

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Just a few of the many area galleries that will hold summer exhibitions. Cape Cod Addison Art Gallery 43 South Orleans Rd., Orleans, (508) 255-6200  I Gallery 31 Fine Art Main St. Square, Orleans, (508) 247-9469

The Munson Gallery 1455 Main St., Chatham, (508) 237-5038  I tint Gallery 674 Main St, Dennisport, (215) 429-6993  I

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

The Gallery at Tree’s Place Orleans, (508) 255-1330  I

Left Bank Gallery 25 Commercial St., Wellfleet, (508) 349-9451; 8 Cove Road, Orleans, (508) 247-9172 I

A Gallery 8 Uncas Ave., Oak Bluffs, (917) 378-0662  I


The Christina Gallery 32 North Water St., Edgartown, (508) 627-8794 I Eisenhauer Gallery 8 North Water St., Edgartown, (508) 627-7003  I Faces Gallery 668 Main St., Dennisport, (508) 694-5153 I

NANTUCKET Old Spouter Gallery 118 Orange St., Nantucket, (508) 325-9988  I Pierce Galleries 5 South Water St., Nantucket, (508) 228-1789  I

Field Gallery 1050 State Rd., West Tisbury, (508) 693-5595 I

Quidley & Company 26 Main St., Nantucket, (508) 228-4300  I

Louisa Gould Gallery 54 Main St., Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-7373  I

Samuel Owen Gallery 46 Centre St., Nantucket, (508) 680-1445  I

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The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival celebrates the iconic flower with garden tours, workshops, and horticulture talks.

The Annual OIA Garden Tour June 24 The Orleans Improvement Association holds its annual Garden Tour, “Along the Garden Path,” featuring six wonderful local gardens. Plein air painters and master gardeners will be present at many of the gardens. A drawing for a free design consultation will be held along with after-tour receptions at local galleries from 4 p.m.–6 p.m., where you can sip wine and meet the artists. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour.  I Tickets will be on sale the day of the tour at the Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse, 70 Route 28, Orleans, Art in the Village June 24–25 Enjoy great art and the beautiful village of Barnstable at this annual event. There will be music, kids’ activities, and a silent auction, as well. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.  I Sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association, (508) 362-2909,

JULY 19th Annual Evening of Discovery July 1 The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will be celebrating for the last time before they move to their new location at the former Vineyard Haven Marine Hospital. The theme for this year’s Evening of Discovery will be “100 Years in the Future.” Guests will gather for a night of fun dressed in attire that they think will be popular in 2117 as they contemplate what the island will be like in 100 years. I 5:30 p.m. $250. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, (508) 627-4441, ext. 117, Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival July 7–16 Celebrate the Cape’s iconic flower, the hydrangea! Indulge in daily tours of charming private gardens, plus workshops and lectures led by international horticulturalists and promotions from local nurseries. I Garden tours are $5 per person per garden. Each garden is open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on the days specified. (508) 362-3225, hydrangea-fest

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The Small Friends Nantucket Art and Artisan Show features locally and nationally recognized artists.

Falmouth Village Professional Arts and Crafts Street Fair July 12 More than 200 arts and crafts vendors will line Main Street during this popular oneday show. You’ll also find plenty of food and entertainment throughout the day.  I 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Falmouth, (508) 7766555, Sandwich Private Garden Tour July 12 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. I 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5 per garden. Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich, (508) 888-6870, Small Friends Nantucket Art and Artisan Show July 13–16 This collaborative event is the leading fundraiser for Small Friends on Nantucket. The show features more than 60 local and nationally recognized artisans who highlight both traditional and modern-day techniques and a variety of mediums such as pottery, glass, textiles, folk art, photography, jewelry, sculpture, furniture, antiques, and more. The event kicks off with an opening night celebration. Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. I Tickets for the Opening Night Celebration are $100; a three-day pass for the show is $15, Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Secret Garden Tour July 16 Delight in a day exploring some of the most 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. $30. I Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, (508) 487-1750, Ninth Annual Nantucket Garden Festival July 18–20 Gardening ethics, sustainability, and New England Home Cape & Islands | Summer 2017  149

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Calendar 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. I Nantucket, (508) 228-0427,

AUGUST Nantucket by Design August 1–5 This five-day event will feature lectures and social events celebrating creative and inspiring interior design. The muchanticipated Design Luncheon features Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams, and the event will be capped off with “The New Party at the Oldest House” under a tent at Nantucket’s historic Jethro Coffin House. I Nantucket, (508) 228-1894, for a full schedule of events and ticket information.


63rd Annual Nantucket House and Garden Tour August 9 This annual tour offers a glimpse into the island’s beautiful homes and gardens. This year, homes in the Cliff area are featured. 11 a.m.–4 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. I Nantucket, (508) 325-9979, August Fête August 10 This annual event celebrating the rich history of Nantucket architecture features homes on the island’s Mill Street. After the tour enjoy a tented reception adjacent to the Pony Field. The reception will feature a silent auction, live music, a caricature artist, and more. I 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Nantucket, (508) 228-1387, 32nd Annual Pops by the Sea August 13 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. Gates open at 1 p.m., concert at 5 p.m.; check website for pricing and details. I Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis, (508) 362-0066,

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You Can’t Spell Martha’s Vineyard Without A-R-T Party September 9 Mix and mingle with Martha’s Vineyard artists at this annual fundraising event. 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. I 5:30 p.m.; reservations required. Edgartown, (508) 6274441, ext. 117, Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Fall Consignment Auction September 23 The museum’s annual fall auction will feature contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture, and high-quality collectibles. The works will be available for preview September 8–23. Bidding will be live, but the museum will also accommodate absentee bids and phone bidding. Proceeds benefit the museum’s cultural and educational initiatives. I 7 p.m. Free. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, (508) 487-1750,

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OCTOBER Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 12th Annual Gala October 7 This elegant dinner gala draws more than 300 people to honor a distinguished supporter of Provincetown arts and renowned artists for lifetime achievement. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception under a tent at the Bas Relief Park, then move to Town Hall for dinner, presentations, and dancing. Proceeds help underwrite the museum’s exhibitions.  I See website for details. Provincetown, (508) 487-1750, Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival October 19–22 Now in its tenth year, the four-day festival celebrates the rich tradition of fishing and farming on Martha’s Vineyard. Nationally renowned chefs will create dishes with local ingredients, and wine and spirit purveyors from around the globe will be on hand. I See website for details,  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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


PAGES 44–49 Architecture: Caroline “Coty” Sidnam, SPG Architects, New York City, (212) 366-5500, Builder: Jon Ziperman, project manager, Cape Associates, Eastham, Mass., (508) 255-1770, Landscape design: Keith LeBlanc, LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Boston, (617) 426-6475, Landscape contractor: Schumacher Companies, West Bridgewater, Mass., (508) 427-7707, Upholstery workroom: Margaret MacNeil, MFM Interiors, Truro, Mass., (508) 349-7764, Page 44: Finn collection deck furniture from Design Within Reach, Page 46: Link dining table from B&B Italia,; Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix Chairs from Fritz Hansen,; pendant light from Stickbulb,; sectional sofa in Ada purple fabric from B&B Italia; Big Sky Bang chandelier from Stickbulb; Eero Saarinen Womb chair from Design Within Reach, with Rivington fabric in sapphire from Knoll,; I.B. Kofod Larsen sideboard from Baxter & Liebchen through ABC Home, Page 48: Flou Notturno bed,; antique Poul Volther night tables from Baxter & Liebchen through ABC Home.


Landscape design: Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury and Osterville, Mass., (978) 443-3638, Landscape contracting, masonry, and lighting Design: Sudbury Design Group Pool installation: Viola Associates, Hyannis, Mass.,

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PAGES 74–83 Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect, Boston and Edgartown, Mass., (508) 939-9312, Interior architecture and interior design: Linda A. Banks, Simply Home/Banks Design Associates, Falmouth, Maine, (207) 781-5651, Builder: Colonial Reproductions, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 627-5100, Landscape design: Donaroma’s Nursery & Landscape Services, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 627-3036, Furniture: Unless otherwise noted, vintage, one-ofa-kind pieces Pages 74–76: Custom Onion pendants from Conant Metal and Light,; upholstered furniture from Lee Industries,; tin canister lamps from Currey & Company,; game table chairs from Beaufurn,; rug from Dash & Albert,;

breakfast table from Noir Furniture,; burlap and steel pendant light from Low Country Originals, Page 77: Italian walnut trestle table through Simply Home,; dining chairs from Lee Industries; woven wallcovering from Hinson & Co.,; comb-back arm chairs from Hoffman Woodward, Page 78: Teak furniture from Kingsley Bate, Pages 80–81: Custom library table from Simply Home; upholstered banquette from Hickory Chair,; upholstered chairs from Lee Industries, vintage Oushak area rug from Eliko Rugs,; bookcase lights from Robert Abbey,; wall sconce and pendants from Objet Insolite, Page 82–83: Bed from Leonards,; bedside lamps from Barbara Cosgrove,; area rug from Barrier Island Rug,; occasional chair from Mainly Baskets,; console table from Hickory Chair; X benches from Lee Industries; floor lamp from Objet Insolite; guest bath sconces from Urban Electric, urbanelectricco. com; custom medicine cabinet and vanity from Simply Home; daughter’s room headboard designed by Linda Banks.


PAGES 86–97 Architecture: Jeff Schranghamer, Schranghamer

Design Group, Boston, Mass., (617) 466-1102, Interior design: Nancy Hill, Nancy Hill ­Interiors, Wayland, Mass., (508) 524-9162, ­ Builder: C.H. Newton Builders, West Falmouth, Mass., (508) 548-1353, Landscape design: Rebecca Perry, Gardens by Rebecca, Centerville, Mass., (508) 428-1966, Page 88: Grasscloth wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries,; custom parsons table by Nancy Hill Interiors; Cleo lamp from Bungalow 5,; round jute mirror from Jamie Young,; rug from Dash & Albert,; oval mirror from Restoration Hardware,; Laguna ottoman fabric from Momeni, Pages 89–90: Custom signs by Nancy Hill Interiors; swivel chairs from Crate & Barrel,; cocktail table from Oly,; rug from Dash & Albert; Decorator White wall color from Benjamin Moore,; sconces from Dunes and Duchess,; glass console table from Wisteria Glass,; round mirror from Made Goods,; Royal Yacht Blue barn door color from Ralph Lauren, Page 92: Custom cabinetry designed by Schranghamer Design Group; backsplash tile and Caesarstone countertops from Discover Tile;; oven by Thermador, thermador. com; flooring from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Page 93: Weathered teak dining table from the Arbor Collection by Janice Feldman at JANUS et Cie,; dining chairs from Crate & Barrel, with seat cushions by Nancy Hill Interiors; light fixture by Arteriors Home, Page 94: Dining table from JANUS et Cie; seat cushions from Sunbrella,; decking by Trex, Page 95: Sofa and chairs from Pottery Barn,; custom cocktail table by Nancy Hill Interiors; carpet from Stark,; mudroom cabinetry designed by Schranghamer Design Group. Pages 96–97: Sailcloth headboard and pillow by Nancy Hill Interiors; master bedroom wallpaper by Cole & Son through Lee Jofa,; bedding and headboard by Nancy Hill Interiors; chandelier from Made Goods.


PAGES 100–113 Architecture: Hutker Architects, Falmouth, Mass., (508) 540-0048,

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Interior design: Richard Hallberg, Richard Hallberg Interior Design, Los Angeles, Calif., (310) 659-3531, Builder and cabinetmaker: C.H. Newton Builders, Falmouth, Mass., (508) 548-1353, Stainless steel fabrication: Carbone Metal Fabricator, Chelsea, Mass., (617) 884-0237, Landscape design: Kris Horiuchi, Horiuchi Solien, Falmouth, Mass., (508) 540-5320 Landscape/hardscape contractor: RP Marzilli & Co., Medway, Mass., (508) 533-8700, Masonry: Fagan & Sons Masonry, Arlington, Mass., (781) 646-3694 Swimming pool contractor: Viola Associates, Hyannis, Mass., (508) 771-3457, Pages 100–101: Chaises from Kettal,; umbrellas from Santa Barbara Umbrella,, through Summit Furniture, Pages 102–103: Reclaimed oak timbers throughout home from Baummer Sawmill,; center table from Formations,; sectional sofas, custom cocktail table, and slipper chairs by Richard Hallberg Interior Design; metal-framed lounge chairs from Knoll,; coffee table from Bleu Nature,; artworks flanking fireplace by John Baldessari, Pages 104–105: Sectional sofa by Richard Hallberg Interior Design; chairs by Alvar Aalto, aalto. com; table lamp from Galerie May,; large painting by Max Frintrop, Pages 106–107: Tao Gray Light limestone in kitchen and throughout home from Exquisite Surfaces,; counter stools from JANUS et Cie,; range and refrigerator from Wolf,; faucets from Gessi,; custom hood by Richard

Hallberg Interior Design; dining chairs by Paola Lenti,; custom tables by Richard Hallberg Interior Design; artwork above fireplace from Obelisk Gallery, Boston, (617) 227-1014. Pages 108–109: Custom dining tables by Richard Hallberg Interior Design; Santa Barbara umbrellas from Summit; chaises and chairs from Kettal; coffee tables from Crate & Barrel, Pages 110–111: Table from Crate & Barrel; Patterson Flynn Martin rug from Schumacher, Page 112: Master bath tub from Wetstyle,; guest room rug from Amadi Carpets,; rope sconces from Palecek,; art above bed by Richard Serra through Obelisk Gallery. Page 113: Custom sectional and coffee tables by Richard Hallberg Interior Design; Eric Schmitt


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PAGES 116–125 Architecture: Lisa Botticelli and Ray Pohl, Botticelli & Pohl Architects, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-5455, Interior design: Lynn Morgan, Lynn Morgan Design, Rowayton, Conn., (203) 866-1940, Builder: Josh Brown, J. Brown Builders, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-8799, Landscape design: David Troast, Ernst Land Design, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-5614,, and Jesse Dutra, Waterscapes by Jesse Dutra, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-9310

Page 116: Custom hall bench with Kazak fabric from China Seas,; stair runner from J.D. Staron, Pages 117–119: Coffee table from Oomph,; sisal rug from A.T. Proudian,; Plantation fabric on blue chairs from Lulu DK,; tan chairs from Oly,, with fabric from Perennials,; drapery fabric from Robert Allen,; blue table lamps from Christopher Spitzmiller, ­; artwork above the fireplace by Ben Georgia through Art Cabinet, Pages 120–121: Sideboard lamps by Barbara Cosgrove,; Choros chandelier from Circa Lighting,; table from Circa Antiques,; custom chairs with Jane Churchill fabric from Cowtan & Tout,; family room Linara sofa fabric from Romo,; Gillian leather ottoman upholstery from Kravet,; zigzag pillow fabric by Alan Campbell for China Seas; trellis pillow fabric by Groundworks,; side table from McGuire,; rug from Beauvais,; Pavilion kitchen counter stools from Palecek,; Menton pendant lamps from Vaughan Designs, Page 125: Built-in bunks designed by Lynn Morgan and Josh Brown and built by J. Brown Builders; bedding from Pottery Barn; master bed, bench, and chair fabric from Robert Allen; night table lamps from Bungalow 5,; monogram pillow from Number Four Eleven,; rug from J.D. Staron; Bars drapery fabric from HB Luxe,

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Snow and Jones 20 Sotheby’s International Realty 147 Stark Carpet 27 Sudbury Design Group, Inc. 10–11 sullivan + associates architects 68 Thomas J. O’ Neill, Inc. 24 Thomas L. Turcketta Building and Remodeling 163 The Tilery at Tree’s Place 38 Tyler & Sash 72 Upstate Door, Inc. 152 Urban Design Interiors 43 Velux America 139 Vu Design 151 Waterscapes Design Group 149 Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration 127 West Barnstable Tables 69 Weston Carpet & Rugs 126 Woodmeister Master Builders 53 ZEN Associates, Inc. 154 New England Home Cape & Islands, Summer 2017 © 2017 by New England Home Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Editorial and advertising office: New England Home Magazine, LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118, (617) 938-3991.

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