What, When, Where: Summertime Escapes

By Erin Marvin 

In celebration of summer (my favorite time of year), I thought I’d share some snapshots of seasonal abodes throughout New England that are the epitome of chic—without sacrificing comfort.

This light-filled escape on the Maine Coast is equal parts fashionable and family friendly. Interior design by Linda Banks and James Light of Simply Home. (For more of this home, click here.)

Photo by Trent Bell for New England Home

Photo by Trent Bell for New England Home

A refined elegance sets the theme for this Thom Filicia-designed home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Photo by William Waldron, courtesy of Elle Decor

Photo by William Waldron, courtesy of Elle Decor

A Berkshires lake house blends traditional architecture by Pamela Sandler with more contemporary interiors from Elena Letteron. The result is a stunning “camp” that welcomes family and friends with style and warmth. (For more of this home, click here.) 

Photo by John Gruen, courtesy of New England Home

Photo by John Gruen, courtesy of New England Home

A family of six—mom, dad and four young kids—nestle into this Cape Cod abode by architect Reed A. Morrison and interior designer Maureen Footer. Thanks to smart additions and a separate guest house, there’s still plenty of room for everyone when their extended family comes to visit.

Photo by Werner Straube; courtesy of Traditional Home

Photo by Werner Straube, courtesy of Traditional Home

Not far in distance but definitely at the opposite end of the design spectrum, this glass-filled Cape Cod house by Hutker Architects sits lightly on the landscape but leaves a big impression on anyone who steps inside. (For more of this home, click here.)

Photo by Peter Vanderwarker, courtesy of New England Home

Photo by Peter Vanderwarker, courtesy of New England Home

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