Through Time and Space, 30”H x 48”W, oil on panel.
The Moment Time Stands Still, 30″H x 48″W, oil on panel.
Calm Waters, 36″H x 36″W, oil on panel.
Flight Pattern, 48″H x 48″W, oil on panel.
Dream Space, 48″H x 48″W, oil on panel.
Garden of Gold, 40″H x 40″W, oil and gold leaf on panel.
The team at Carpenter & MacNeille stripped the stairway in this Nantucket home to its frame and rebuilt it with white oak and a graceful handrail that wraps around the newel post. The oil paintings are by Kimberly MacNeille, architect Rob MacNeille’s wife.
The primary bath’s recessed teak ceiling references a lapstrake boat and increases the room’s ceiling height. Silver-wave honed tile installed as planks comprises the floor.
One of the first phases of the renovation included the expansive back porch, where the family likes to start their day, especially on the C&M-designed-and-built hanging couch. Furniture by McKinnon and Harris surround the teak table, which was crafted from a vintage ship’s grate.
Interior designer Wendy LeStage Hodgson chose two-toned and striped fabrics as well as a variety of furniture styles to add dashes of color and interest to the living room’s neutral design envelope.
The light-filled, oak-ceilinged kitchen and dining area take full advantage of the expansive views and include a marble-and-teak island and a round, expandable dining table, both custom designed and built by C&M.
C&M gutted an over-the-garage bedroom and renovated it with an award-winning series of bunk beds. The bunks, ladders, wall paneling, drawers, and closets were built in C&M’s mainland mill shop, shipped to Nantucket, and installed by the firm’s carpentry team over a three-week period.
The primary bath’s custom vanity, also designed and built by C&M, repeats on the other side of the room. The fixtures and mirror are from Waterworks, and the tile is from The Tile Room on Nantucket.
The bar area features a new teak ceiling, a Baikal quartzite countertop, and a porthole light from M-Geough in Boston.
Landscape architect Dan Gordon and landscape designer Patrick Taylor used a plethora of easy-care plants like Russian sage and fountain grass that play in the island breezes.
The cedar pergola, flanked by crepe myrtle trees and surrounded by exuberant fountain grass, has a reeded canopy roof to provide dappled shade. The walkway around the pool blends stone and grass for a natural look.
The peastone driveway passes between a meadow-like scene of fluffy white hydrangeas and feathery Russian sage and the more tailored entry walk. Privet hedges help the house feel nestled into the site.
A split-rail fence separates the property from the neighboring horse paddocks. From the rugged, natural-looking trees, grasses, and shrubs at the fence line, the yard progresses to the more structured look of the firepit area just off the house, where spiky purple agastache and soft yellow coreopsis lend both sculptural and colorful interest.
The couple wanted a pool, but the site their new house sat on wasn’t quite large enough to fit it comfortably. The solution: they bought the property next door and had Gordon and Taylor create a landscape plan that includes the long lap pool and pergola surrounded by hedges and plantings.
Inspired by the space-saving designs found in boat cabins, the built-in sofa—covered in a fade-resistant Sunbrella fabric—has plenty of space underneath for storing linens and other household necessities.
In the primary bedroom, a coral-colored headboard nestles cozily into a wall of storage cabinets with bedside cutouts that serve as nightstands.
Landscape architect Greg Lombardi’s clever use of elevation creates distinctive dining and entertaining areas in a compact backyard, which also includes a full outdoor kitchen and two storage sheds.
Twelve handblown tinted-glass orbs that resemble oyster shells and change color with the natural light shimmer above the kitchen island.
The Urban Electric Co. sconces and globe light on the shared night table in the guest room are covered in soft leather.
The designers managed to include a tiny but functional cabana-inspired “mudroom,” complete with a feeding station for the family dog below the bench. A ladder leads to a sunlit loft providing additional living and storage space.
A side door leads to the trellis-covered deck. LEFT: Architect Chris Brown raised the home’s elevation, enhancing the view of the harbor and reducing the view of the road.
The neutral walls, open trusses, nickel-gap ceiling, and sparse furnishings like this Knoll dining table keep distractions from the views to a minimum.
Outdoor areas like this sunny deck off the kitchen effectively double the 800-square-foot Cape Cod home’s living area from May to September.
A handsome woodgrain vanity coexists happily with a more coastal-comfortable shower clad in sea-glass-like tiles.
An additional guest bedroom features a mix of patterns and textures, including a Phillip Jeffries wallcovering. The team used the same Raoul Textiles fabric on the headboards and bed skirts, and the bed drapery is from Claremont.
Outdoor furnishings from Janus et Cie allow guests to take in the surrounding views and the landscape devised by Hollander Design Landscape Architects.
A blue dhurrie rug from Guinevere antiques anchors the living room. The artwork is by Karen Bezuidenhout. Fabrics from Peter Fasano and Pindler cover many of the furnishings, including the Bielecky wicker pieces and the draperies.
The kitchen island is painted Benjamin Moore Blue Jean. A mosque lantern from Guinevere antiques hangs above it.
An Elizabeth Eakins rug, with stripes that lead the eye to the outdoors, grounds the guest room.
A pink Farrow & Ball wallpaper envelopes another guest room. Lussier Lajoie Framing custom colored the octagonal mirror with a green glaze. A vintage patchwork quilt from Rafael Osona Auctions graces the foot of the bed.
In the guest bedroom, Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Dew offers a shift from the predominantly blue-and-white scheme used in the home’s more public spaces. The bed features a Soane Britain fabric on the headboard and skirt.
Green and gilt decorative vases from Hindman auctioneers add an unexpected pop of color to the guest bathroom.
A pair of Shoal light fixtures sourced from Scabetti and comprised of glazed-and-unglazed fine-bone china fish illuminate the living room. They reflect one of the owner’s hobbies, scuba diving, and create a mesmerizing sound when the doors are open and the breeze flows through.
Nantucket is all about entertaining,” says Bill Richards, a partner at Gary McBournie, Inc. The client’s own dining chairs were recovered in a Galbraith & Paul fabric, and decorative artist Deidre Mannix recolored a shell console (one of a pair). The nineteenth-century sailor-made woolie was sourced from Freeman’s auction house.
Grasscloth also adorns the walls of the living room, where Palecek chairs surround an Oomph coffee table. “The wallcovering recalls sand,” says Mattison. “We were going for sophisticated beachy.”
n the sunroom, the sofa and chairs are family heirlooms that Mattison had painted and reupholstered. The custom coffee table features a map of Osterville.
The sunroom’s elephant stool is vintage.
Upstairs, each bedroom has its own color scheme; the lavender primary features a light fixture from Coleen and Company, a bench from Redford House, and Matouk bedding.
The shade pops up again in the powder room, which is sheathed in a Thibaut wallpaper.
Indoor-outdoor living is important to the clients, so architect Patrick Ahearn designed several spaces for the family to take in the natural surroundings. The screened porch features teak furniture from Summer Classics.
The shingle-clad cabana, which opens onto the pool area, serves as another hangout space when the homeowners entertain
In addition to the renovation of the main house, the project also included building a pool, a cabana, and a carriage house. The latter, which functions as a garage, a guesthouse, and a game room, features a bar area that can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors thanks to a handy folding window; the barstools are from Palecek.
The golf-course-inspired office is painted a custom shade of green lacquer from Fine Paints of Europe.
In the office, Aronson Woodworks custom made the ash-wood desk, finished in the company’s signature Claize in a bright shade of blue.
Designer Allison Mattison carried the clients’ love of blue, white, and green into the family room. “Blue runs through every room downstairs, so there’s a nice flow in terms of the palette,” she says.
Even the foyer gets a dose of blue in the form of a custom lantern and sconces from The Nauset Lantern Shop.
Grasscloth makes an appearance behind the bookshelves in the family room. “The soft green ties into the chairs in this room,” says Mattison.
The fireplace wall in the dining room is painted a custom shade from Fine Paints of Europe; “That hydrangea blue is a color they love, and it feels so them,” says Mattison.
In the newly constructed cabana, the chairs and sofa are from Summer Classics and the artwork is from Nantucket Gyotaku Designs.
A bar area painted the same hue flanks the fireplace.
The four-season room is large enough that it’s the homeowners’ favorite spot to host Thanksgiving.
The room features the same HeartWood fold-up windows as the kitchen. The weighted windows open effortlessly, says Whitla, and fold flat against the room’s pine ceiling.
The study, with windows that open onto the four-season room, is a lesson in layers. Quadrille wallpaper adorns the walls, and the trim is painted Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue.
A hallway includes end-to-end pine-clad sleeping nooks that can be closed off for privacy.
In the primary bedroom, the chaise upholstery and the wallpaper, both Peter Fasano, showcase similar shades of cream and chocolate brown as the family room sofa and chairs.
The homeowner requested a vacation feel for the primary bath, which has nickel-gap walls and a Palmer Industries vanity.
The pool house embraces all things nautical. “It’s such a special room,” says Whitla. “In the summer, those doors are wide open, and in the fall, there’s a fire in the fireplace.”
In the side-entry mudroom, Chiappone found a home for her client’s Claire Murray rug in front of a vintage hat rack.
In the living room, a Partners in Design sectional covered in a Scalamandré upholstery sets off the pecky cypress wall paneling.
An abaca Patterson Flynn rug on top of painted floors marries beachy and vintage Cape aesthetics, something that was important to the homeowner.
Sans TV, the room, with its rattan chairs from 1stDibs, serves as a conversation space.
The homeowner requested a kitchen where she could look at the water while making sandwiches for her family, says designer Jocelyn Chiappone. Hand-hewn aged maple tops the counters.
Above the new garage, guest quarters feature a bath adorned with CW Stockwell wallpaper; the album cover on the right comes from The Incredible Casuals, a Cape Cod band that performed in Wellfleet every summer, says builder Doug Whitla.
In the family room, shades of chocolate and cream on the Mark D. Sikes by Chaddock sofa’s Quadrille upholstery pair with floors painted Farrow & Ball Stone Blue.
The garage with its upper-level guest quarters (center) and the pool house (right) were part of the remodel, which took nearly three years to complete.
A captain’s desk turned console topped with the homeowners’ majolica collection greets guests in the foyer.
The cabinetry features a sunny yellow coffee station that takes its cue from the upholstery on the nearby banquette pillows.
At one end of the house, a deep blue ceiling in a bunk room with two queen beds adds some drama
The bar can be accessed from inside the house or from the four-season room.
The house is filled with cozy nooks, including this conversation niche situated on the landing leading to the primary suite; the walls are Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper.
The homeowners asked interior designer Susanne Lichten Csongor for a traditional Cape Cod interior, and the designer obliged with a predominantly blue-and-white palette.
The main staircase passes in front of an arcade of flattened Greek Revival columns dividing the entry hall from the family room.
The Stark carpet in the primary bedroom echoes the rippling waters beyond; the bed was repurposed from the owners’ previous Cape Cod home, and the chandeliers are from Visual Comfort.
The new infinity pool and spa seem to hover over the hillside, merging with the ocean beyond, while Kingsley Bate lounges stand at the ready. Steamed clams are a specialty at the outdoor kitchen, which includes a grill, pizza oven, side burners, refrigerator, and sink, as well as counter seating to take it all in.
The arch motif extends to the whimsical entrance to the pool area.
A dizzying veil of circles, fashioned from MDF by a computer-controlled jigsaw, adorns the built-in storage in the mudroom.
Views and light flood the family room, which is flanked by cutout Greek Revival columns and an inglenook designed for conversation or contemplation. “The owners really wanted it to feel bright, open, and coastal,” says Polhemus Savery DaSilva owner and CEO Aaron Polhemus.
In the old kitchen, an appliance wall blocked the ocean view; now a custom lantern illuminates a Shaws sink in the island, which enjoys unobstructed ocean vistas.
The kitchen cabinets are from Christopher Peacock and include a secondary island topped with walnut that services the dining room and includes slots at either end for trays.
The center section of the twenty-year-old house was razed and rebuilt atop its old foundation in a mix of Federal and Dutch Colonial styles that suggest additions made over time.
“It’s an exaggerated version of a traditional entry,” says architect John DaSilva of the fanciful entrance he designed for the new central section of this Lower Cape home. Tiny shuttered dormers crown the roof, which features a widow’s walk bracketed by chimneys and adorned with arches that echo throughout the home.
The couple wanted to reuse their existing dining table and chairs, so Csongor updated the latter with new fabric and paired them with a Paul Ferrante chandelier that hangs from a ceiling adorned with arches that are echoed in the transoms.
Custom window treatments in neutral linen hang on Shaker pegs with wrought iron hardware near Post Company for Sixpenny Cadence chairs.
he Bell Pendant 02 in unlacquered brass hangs above a vintage dining table.
A vintage candelabra is an austere but airy counterpoint to the Post Company Bell Sconce 02 in blackened brass and Episode table lamps with iridescent black glaze.
To create a sense of serenity, the team used Portola Paints & Glazes lime wash on the walls. “We spec it for projects, but it’s the first time we applied it ourselves,” founding partner Jou-Yie Chou says.
Vintage 1960s brutalist chairs by De Puydt surround a Post Company Chapter table in hard oak. The firm originally designed the table for a resort in the Hudson Valley.
To create a cozy TV room, both the walls and the ceiling were painted Farrow & Ball Down Pipe.
The sitting nook features a shell chair by Hans J. Wegner, and Allied Maker flush-mount fixtures line the corridor that connects all four wings.
The powder room includes a fossilized marble sink from Burlington Marble & Granite; the custom floating drawer holds essentials without overwhelming the small space.
Original BTC pendants illuminate the hardworking blue-gray pantry.
Dave Vilord of Custom Metal Fabricators of Vermont created the hot-rolled-steel fireplace that anchors one end of the home’s great room.
Architect Brian Mac took his design cues from an adjacent farm and Vermont’s classic vernacular. As seen from the shore of the lake, this side of the house includes a door that opens to the main corridor and a terrace, complete with a firepit, off the kitchen and living room wing.
Interior designer Brooke Michelsen designed the kitchen cabinets, while the stained-oak island is topped with quartzite.
Michelsen designed the built-in bunk room to include four beds, two ladders, a reading nook, and a dresser.
Landscape architect Keith Wagner chose a bluestone walkway and a grouping of river birch trees to help create a serene, understated setting for the home’s courtyard.
In the primary bath, the tile—zellige on the walls and herringbone cement on the floor—was sourced from Clé.
An aerial view of the home shows its proximity to the neighboring farm and illustrates how a perpendicular corridor links the residence’s four gabled wings. From left to right, the gables include a garage; a mudroom and gym; the main living area; and the bedrooms. This novel design also created outdoor spaces that are, as Mac notes, “specific to the function of each of the house’s gables.”
“The shed-roof form not only matches the roof form on the main house’s primary bedroom suite and an outbuilding, but it also sheds rainwater away from the pool terrace,” says architect Peter Twombly of this Hingham, Massachusetts, pool house.
The armchair is an outdoor piece from Varaschin’s Summer Set Collection, while the sofa converts into a bed for overnight guests. To the left of the gas fireplace, those same guests will find a hidden Keurig for their morning jolt
“Design-wise, it had to mimic and complement their house, which was designed first, many years ago,” says interior designer Sarah Scales. The sofa and side tables are Blu Dot, while the side chairs and dining set are from Design Within Reach.
To match the nearby garage and workshop, the architects clad the pool house’s exterior in red cedar. “It is a durable decay-resistant material,” says Twombly, who adds that the cedar is protected by a clear sealer from Seal-Once.
At the request of the homeowners, the architect designed a metal door that rolls down to protect the kitchen cabinetry and appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, from, say, a nor’easter.
Bluestone pavers were “part of the initial project vocabulary—stitching different parts of the landscape together,” says landscape architect Joe Wahler. The lawn is turf-type tall fescue.
“We wanted to do something different for the accent wall, so we chose cross-shaped concrete tiles that are handmade in Morocco in the colors the pool reflects,” Scales says of the bathroom.
The bathroom’s shiplap-inspired walls are crafted from concrete, so they are waterproof, while the floorboards are teak.
Lazygut Island, 16″H x 20″W, oil on birch panel.
Peters Brook, 24″H x 31″W, oil on birch panel.
Stonington Harbor, 43″H x 36″W, oil on birch panel.
Glow, 36″H x 43″W, oil on birch panel.
Contrails, 36″H x 43″W, oil on birch panel.
Bright, 36″H x 43″W, oil on birch panel.
Dusk, 36″H x 43″W, oil on birch panel. Bright, 36″H x 43″W, oil on birch panel.
Wilson Pond, 24″H x 36″W, oil on birch panel.
The Hub August, 43″H x 36″W, oil on birch panel.
The home’s original stone wall frames a view of Narragansett Bay.
To play off the flowers in the primary bedroom’s Schumacher headboard and bed skirt, Banker found a Moroccan bedspread at Creel and Gow in New York.
To bring the three-season porch into the fold, Banker repeated the Benjamin Moore Chili Pepper color from the living room bookcase. Jean Prouvé’s Guéridon table and chairs from Vitra were repurposed from Banker’s first New York City apartment.
Banker’s living room is filled with memories: the ottoman with its hand-painted Peter Fasano fabric hails from her childhood house in Southampton, New York, the rug is an heirloom kilim, and the vintage chairs are from her husband’s parents.
Jane McNally Wright’s ram portrait presides over the guest bedroom, but the Matouk striped sheet “makes the room—you’d miss that stripe if it was not there,” says Banker.
Painted Farrow & Ball Babouche, the dining room pairs old perfume vessels with an heirloom birdseye-maple chest of drawers.
By painting the inside of the built-in bookcases Benjamin Moore Chili Pepper, “they became their own component,” says designer Leslie Banker.
Banker’s solution for handling the “enormous” upstairs bathroom was to select a larger-than-life wallpaper by Clarence House and accent it with a shower curtain custom made with Les Indiennes fabric.
Fulmer went heavy on blue, including this comfy sofa that matches the kitchen cabinetry, in deference to Mattus, who loves the color.
The built-in dining table can swivel ninety degrees, allowing diners to sit French-cafe style to soak in the views.
Designer Trevor Fulmer and husband Jim Mattus stand outside their Provincetown condo, which is part of a fifteen-unit association in the town’s west end. In search of a weekend getaway, they couldn’t resist the prime waterfront location; when the tide comes in, the water rushes beneath the pier the condo is perched upon.
The large deck sees lots of summertime soirees. Outdoor furniture from Westminster Teak is well-suited to both lounging and lunching. A custom-designed rug by Fulmer that spells out P-town in nautical flags grounds the space.
In the bedroom, Fulmer designed the walnut nightstands—the tops are inlaid with leather and the drawers are wrapped in grasscloth—to pair with the Williams Sonoma bed and the pièce de résistance: a Tom of Finland-inspired rug that, Fulmer says, “conjures the nostalgic era of ‘cruising’ for guys.”
To play up the nautical vibe (note the porthole window with a view of the water) in the bathroom, Fulmer added Seabrook’s Sail Away wallcovering; the artwork is by Tom of Finland.
The existing built-in bar and shelving is an extension of the kitchen; the couple scored the painting by one of their favorite artists, William D. Hobbs, at a local gallery.
Senior designer Lily Heil incorporated copious amounts of texture, seen here in the Toyine upholstery on the Christian Liaigre sofa in the living area. Simes Studios created the slick eglomise back on the built-in bar.
The mauve Roman Thomas hide-parchment cabinet in the rotunda helped inspire the home’s purply palette. The rug is from Kyle Bunting.
In the office, grasscloth sets off Opaline Iris by Sarah C. Ferguson while a Ted Abramczyk for Ralph Pucci fixture adds glitz.
The homeowners originally intended to decorate with existing artwork, but they changed course, and the team at Heather Wells wound up sourcing nearly all the artwork, including this Nicole Chesney piece commissioned through Gallery NAGA in Boston.
Narrow-planked stained-oak floors in a herringbone pattern anchor the home with a traditional touch. The artwork on the grasscloth-covered walls is by Miya Ando.
Frosted-glass French doors, the frames painted Sherwin-Williams Raisin, connect an entry hallway lit by Hector Finch pendants with a rotunda in this Boston high-rise apartment.
In order to get as close to the panoramic views as possible, the design team collaborated with upholsterer McLaughlin on a taupe boucle sofa that hugs the living area’s curved wall of windows. Low backs provide comfort without obstructing the sights
Royal blue changes the color conversation in the primary bedroom, where the design team reupholstered the clients’ existing Paul Mathieu bench. A soft Holly Hunt alpaca fabric wraps the bed, and a Steven King mohair-and-cashmere rug adds another layer of texture.
A living room built-in the size of two twin beds end to end stands in as a sleeping spot for visiting children; the quilted mustard and brown pillows were inspired by moving blankets.
The entry hall is enveloped in a Phillip Jeffries wallcovering, while a striped runner from Woodard & Greenstein graces the stairs.
The landscape design was a joint effort by Carpenter & MacNeille, Merrifield Garden & Design, and landscape contractor Willow Tree & Landscape.
The powder room walls feature a print from C.F.A. Voysey; the custom vanity is topped with reclaimed marble, and the fittings are from Sigma Faucet.
The living room, which occupies part of the original home, features the clients’ own sofa that was reupholstered in a Pindler fabric, side tables from Woodbridge Furniture, a cocktail table from Chairish, and curtains made from a Schumacher fabric.
Oak beams lend a farmhouse feel to the kitchen, which is open to the front hall, back hall, and den.
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