A signed print of Pépin’s hand-drawn Pour Deborah menu.
Jacques Pépin is larger than life—just like the gallery-size limited-edition print of The Cock he displays here.
Eric Mauskopf, J Pocker 135 East 63rd street. For NEH CT Winter issue. November 27th 2018
A lush landscape provides shade for the pool and inviting fire pit areas, where diving contests and s’mores are regular summer rituals.
The Wrights “have a clean and modern aesthetic,” says landscape architect Kristina Gates. “We removed plantings that blocked the house, added hedging, and created little moments to enjoy.”
A pagoda-inspired pergola makes a welcoming shelter by the pool.
The kitchen strikes a balance between modern and traditional with its leaded-glass-front cabinets painted a rich green. A Dunes and Duchess chandelier in an unexpected bright red illuminates the island.
Cozy velvet chairs and an oversize wool sofa make a convivial seating arrangement in the great room.
Reider added spark to the quiet palette with accents of gold.
A fun powder room pushes the design envelope. “You might not want to see that pattern in a large room, but here, it’s a little surprise,” says Reider.
Benjamin Moore’s Arctic Shadows trim lets the parlor’s rich architectural detail shine.
Metallic paper on the ceiling ramps up the glamour in the show-stopping dining room. Reider’s color scheme for the room, like the rest of the house, is based on neutrals energized with jolts of vivid color.
Homeowners Sandi and Chris Wright had different ideas for the foyer, so designer Rachel Reider made them both happy with the red-wine-colored paint for Chris and white marbleized wallpaper for Sandi.
Lotus-patterned wallpaper makes a bold background in the dining room.
Reider salvaged some of the great room’s old wallpaper, pairing it with gunmetal paint for a contemporary touch.
Its new homeowners loved the 1882 Queen Anne Victorian for its historic charm as well as its location on a quiet Southport street within walking distance of both the beach and town.
BOSTON, MA. – APRIL 11: on April 11, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By /Boston Herald)
BOSTON, MA. – APRIL 11: on April 11, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By /Boston Herald)
The freestanding tub is an island of serenity in the master bathroom, with plenty of natural light reflecting off of the herringbone-pattered tile floor.
The master bed is accessorized with a custom headboard, bench, and pillows covered in Quadrille fabric.
Parquet-style teak flooring covers the expansive roof deck that sports an outdoor fireplace and flat-screen TV.
Cabinets with a built-in sink and refrigerator pair with a gas grill to create a seasonal open-air kitchen perfect for entertaining.
The vibrant living room centers on a round Ralph Lauren seagrass table with a glass top; the chairs are covered in a mix of Romo and Schumacher fabric to match the Stark Carabello carpet.
A built-in banquette cozies up to a glass-topped table in the breakfast nook.
A sloped custom range hood and a pair of Geo Lantern pendants from Ilex Lighting are the eye-catching features of the kitchen. The cabinetry has backlit glass cutouts displaying keepsakes.
A custom table reflects the geometric pattern on the rug in the family room, which effortlessly steps out to a harborside patio through a vanishing glass wall. Subdued, sandy tones on the sofa and wallcoverings are enlivened by pops of blue from the toss pillows and twin ottomans.
Oversized Schumacher Feather Bloom wallpaper adds drama to the dining room, where an elegant Ro Sham Beaux chandelier hangs over a custom dining room table and chairs.
Coral-like wall art and a shimmery rug announce the home’s subtle nautical theme in the foyer. A custom bench is fashioned with an ikat pattern that gets repeated throughout the house.
The artist’s weekend studio contains a custom built-in desk and enough room for recent works, in this case, likenesses of Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, and Chelsea Handler.
The random flagstone pool deck is a throwback to midcentury summers.
The master bedroom’s built-in shelves, stocked with period treasures and dominated by Stein’s portrait of comedian Samantha Bee, float above the floor.
The bedside nightstands, too, are suspended from the wall to visually increase floor space. The sculptural female form of this vintage lamp is partnered with a male version on the opposite side.
The designer’s contemporary redesign of the kitchen is less a midcentury move than an elegant response to a confined space.
Concealed behind shoji-style doors, a bar cabinet is outfitted with vintage shakers and glassware from Davies’s collection.
The long, narrow family room presented a spatial challenge that Davies conquered with extra-slim walnut shelving and a custom sofa from Vladimir Kagan.
The dining room’s Saarinen table and chairs from Knoll serve up midcentury style beneath a contemporary chandelier. Light from an existing skylight floods the room, which was made even airier with the removal of a wall separating it from the kitchen.
In remodeling, Davies retained the living room’s original stone planting bed but reduced the foliage to a level more appropriate for her busy clients.
In the living room and throughout the house, paintings by Stein, an artist, enliven the walls.
A finish of brick-red paint (Farrow & Ball’s Blazer) spotlights the front entry.
A wall of local fieldstone bisects the Westport home of Geoffrey Stein and Patricia Poglinco, anchoring it to its midcentury roots. In this living room and throughout, designer Denise Davies celebrated the era with a balanced blend of vintage and contemporary furnishings.
Photo by Pella Corp.
Tyler Karu carved out a highlighting niche to frame this bed. Photo by Justin Levesque.
Wallpaper, art, lighting, pillows, and furniture all act as layers of pattern in a bedroom by Diane McCafferty. Photo by Eric Roth.
Gina Baran extended a statement wall onto the ceiling for extra architectural definition. Photo by Emily O’Brien.
A mosaic wall in the guest shower picks up the texture theme.
Reflective materials give the smallish master bathroom a sense of space.
A guest room’s textured wallpaper echoes a serene palette of silvery gray with touches of deep green.
The master bedroom is a symphony of deep, rich blues set against a gray-blue grasscloth shot through with metallic threads.
The master suite’s coral-inspired lamp and ocean-blue ombré velvet armchair reference the water views.
The kitchen is a simple, modern, tactile marvel, with metal-trimmed leather upper cabinets and backsplash tiles of textured antique mirror.
The dining area is simple, with open cantilevered chairs, and a ceiling fixture that helps to define the space.
The floor-to-ceiling sculpted fireplace wall is a show-stopper.
The living room is the apartment in microcosm: all contours and texture, mixed materials, muted jewel tones, water references, and modern moments—carefully composed in a painterly way.
A raised base conceals the plumbing for the master bath’s oversize freestanding tub.
The master bedroom features a custom headboard of dark-stained bamboo.
In the dressing room, clothing, shoes, and accessories are all discreetly stored away in walnut cabinets and a dresser.
The polished wood vanity top in the guest bathroom is a rare irregular shape in the home.
A narrow opening between the kitchen and dining area was dramatically expanded to create the sense of openness.
The range is the only visible appliance in the kitchen; all others are disguised behind the cabinetry.
The television sinks into a hidden alcove in the built-in cabinet, crafted by Woodmeister Master Builders, when it’s not in use.
A walnut dining table and pale gray chairs adhere to the color scheme defined by the walls.
The entry greets homeowners and guests with a sense of calm.
Designer Rina Okawa balanced the clean, geometric lines of the open floor plan with the softness and warmth of natural materials, including walls of walnut and mosaic stone, quartzite kitchen counters, and a leather sofa and lounge chair.
An eye-catching mirror enhances light and makes the compact guest room feel bigger.
“You never see a bookcase in a bath, that’s why we love it,” says Josh Linder about the master bath’s photo.
Bold patterns and bright colors happily coexist in the guest room; the photograph is by David Heitholt.
Green-as-malachite wallpaper revs up the powder room.
Festive flashlights lined up along the patio fence add nighttime ambience.
Bee drawings in the sunroom are mounted on wallpaper intended to represent the insects’ busyness.
A colorful lineup of cookbooks stands as a design element in the kitchen.
Spikes and spiky items—the Pyrus lamp and a metal-studded chair inspired by the British punk fashion movement—are a fun theme throughout.
Nodding to the home’s traditional past, the living room’s decorative moldings remain.
A grid of lively Brooklyn street scenes greets visitors as they enter.
A sedate red-brick front hides the home’s true personality.
The Ucello birdbath with fieldstone finish has a basin of hand-turned brass.
This Terrina bowl in bluestone finish with a spillway spout measures 32½ inches in diameter.
Phid Lawless and Frankie in front of extra-large Banded Ebro urns.
Morgan’s Cauldron, a bowl planter in limestone, measuring 23 inches tall and 37½ inches in diameter.
The 30-inch-tall Pico planter.
Ellipse Pico, a 44-inch-tall planter with a liquid copper finish.
The Borghese urn is 48 inches tall.
Isola, a 52-inch-tall amphora in a limestone finish with liquid copper streaks.
A healthy home supports a healthy lifestyle. Photo by Chris Cooper. Architect: Lake|Flato. Build: Bensonwood.
The kitchen in this Texas home has a relaxed modern atmosphere through the use of natural and reclaimed materials, ample lighting, and a prefab shell with passive house standards. Photo by Casey Dunn. Architect: Aamodt/Plumb. Builder: Risinger Build. Engineer/Prefab Shell: Bensonwood.
Natural lighting and materials in this master bath create a timeless sanctuary. Photo by James R. Salomon. Design|Build: Bensonwood.
Even large spaces feel comfortable when Passive House design strategies are employed. This stained Douglas Fir timber frame is airy but still feels cozy. Photo by James R. Salomon. Design|Build: Bensonwood.
The master bedroom occupies the cottage’s new partial second floor. Oversize window panes with black mullions frame the vista.
Partial cathedral ceilings, a soft palette, consistent materials, and wide-board ash help the cottage’s single first-floor room seem larger.
Windows abound at the rear of both cottage and studio, the better to gaze out over the water.
The kitchen is “all about the river views,” says architect Jim Estes, with big windows and a minimal interior palette that features custom painted cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, and open shelving of white marble.
A parking courtyard separates an entirely new shed and studio building, on the right, from the renovated cottage.
The door-sized windows of the studio, which replaced an old garage, allow for a view through to the river.
The renovation of the cottage included adding a partial second floor. Builder Rick Guidelli disassembled and rebuilt the brick chimney, covering it with stucco.
Vesper (2018), monoprint and pastel, 15″H × 15″W
Sea Creature 2 (2018), copper plate etching with hand coloring and collaged colored threads, 10″H × 16″W
Scroll 6 (2018), collagraph with inked dried seaweed and yarn, 19″H × 9¾”W
Leda 1 (2018), monoprint and collage on veneer plate, 16″H × 15″W
Escape 1 (2018), copper plate etching, black and white, 12″H × 6½”W