Whether ultramodern or hundreds of years old, every one of these summer houses is brimming with idiosyncratic style
From the rocky coast of Maine to the sandy beaches of the Hamptons, from Nantucket to Newport, from Fire Island to Fishers Island, from Martha’s Vineyard to Provincetown, summer houses are as varied in style as the people who hightail it to the beach as soon as the temperature climbs. In this lushly illustrated book, author Jennifer Ash Rudick has sought out twenty-five of the best.
She invites us into a minimally decorated, Isamu Noguchi–designed home in Northeast Harbor and Sister Parrish’s cozy multigenerational house in Dark Harbor. We imagine relaxing in a comfortably cushioned rattan chair on the sun porch of a Nantucket house designed by Tom Scheerer, taking in the view of Long Island Sound through the glass curtain wall of a sleek house on Fishers Island, and feeling snugly cosseted in a tiny Provincetown cottage. All we need to do is settle back, kick off our shoes, and let the sun-kissed pages of Summer to Summer wash over us.
Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of Palm Beach Chic, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, and City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles. The design editor-at-large for Galerie magazine and a contributor to Veranda, she has written for national publications, including the Washington Post, W, and Town & Country. With Maysles Films, she produced the Emmy-nominated documentary Iris, distributed by Netflix. Her documentary Scandalous is distributed by Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films. She lives in New York City and Southampton, N.Y.
Jacqueline Terrebonne serves as Galerie’s editor in chief, after originally joining the team in the role of design editor in 2016. Her varied artistic interests and deep sense of curiosity inform the diverse and eclectic mix of design, fashion, and visual arts. In addition to being a member of BAFTA and the James Beard Foundation, she recently completed a book of design tips for the home with Jeffrey Bilhuber for Rizzoli, entitled Everyday Decorating. Prior to her work at Galerie, she held positions at Architectural Digest, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living.
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