The cult of personality
continued to the terrace, where Rossouw
early years, when he
spent his winters in
Italy, and where she
paid homage to Roberts’s working farm.
Rossouw referred to Roberts’s painting hobby with an easel, which displays an
oil on canvas by Parisian artist Stéphanie
Lecomte depicting the living room as it was
during Roberts’s lifetime. A collection of
framed 19th-century area maps celebrates
his Maine oeuvre. Roberts was a passionate antiques collector and had a particular fondness for bronze eagles, so Rossouw
placed one atop a tall cabinet.
The cult of personality continued to
the terrace, where Rossouw addressed
Roberts’s early years, when he spent his
japanese willow, ivy, and bougainvillea are the
backdrop to a curvaceous metal rocking chair,
its cream canvas seat bright against the pale
green tinge of the pergola panels. Rossouw
favors metal furniture and salvage for outdoor
rooms like those she created on the terrace.
How would you feel
if your renovation was perfect — and so was your builder?
Shouldn’t it be fun?