features july /august 2011
ruby enjoys a
day lounging in
her new backyard.
“The whole intent of this place was a beach cottage, with as many areas as possible to be
together and also wander off on your own.”—architect donald powers
On the Cover
brian vanden brink
took to the water
for this view of a
cape cod retreat.
story, page 84.
66 Green • Shack Chic
A fisherman’s cottage offers lessons in preservation,
efficiency, sustainability, and easy island living.
72 Garden • Flying Colors
With bold strokes, artist Robin Coleburn turns a one-note landscape into a garden symphony.
78 Interiors • Fun Follows Function
A new house in Rockport, Massachusetts, combines high
and low tech to deliver a breezy summer retreat.
84 Architecture • Perfect Setting
At last, a Cape Cod vacation house where the owners
and their iconic furniture feel at home.
92 Renovation • One for All
A multi-generational approach to renovating a Rhode
Island summer house benefits from the power of three.