Burton Staniar SUMMERS ON CAPE COD, AND
ALWAYS HAS. “WE’VE OWNED AND RENTED IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS,”
HE SAYS, “BUT THE HOUSES WERE ALWAYS LACKING IN SOME WAY.”
UNTIL NOW, THAT IS. WORKING WITH ARCHITECT JOHN DASILVA
of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders in Chatham,
Massachusetts, Staniar and his wife, Nancy, have created a getaway
custom-designed to suit them, their art, and their classic pieces
from Knoll, the iconic manufacturer of modern furniture where
Burton is chairman of the board and former CEO.
Set far back from the road, the Staniars’ lot is a large, verdant
site on Stage Harbor with majestic views of Nantucket Sound.
“We fell in love with the location immediately, and that was that,”
says Burton. Dream location secured, “we wanted the house to
seem as though it had always been there.”
The couple engaged DaSilva to design that house, one that
would provide both a comfortable venue for an eclectic mix of art
and furnishings and a place where the couple, who live year-round
in New York City, could entertain a large crowd.
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