After summering on the Cape for years, a Boston family decided to build a home that paid homage to the traditional ship captains’ houses of early Chatham. Lovers of all things traditional, they wanted a home to suit the coastal vernacular and also to showcase their extensive collection of important antiques, furniture, and artwork. They commissioned interior designer Brian del Toro (who had previously worked with Parish-Hadley and Bunny Williams) and architect Tom Catalano to create a year-round residence as well as a seasonal gathering place for three generations of their family.
Catalano maximized the beautiful views of Monomoy Island and Nantucket Sound, del Toro brought in local artist Chuck Fischer to create murals in the dining room that incorporated meaningful landmarks of Chatham, and builders Ted and Matt Spencer of Spencer & Company in Chatham created exquisite millwork. The wife, an avid gardener, worked closely with landscape architect Kris Horiuchi of Falmouth to design a four-season yard. The result is a home that feels timeless yet current and ready to create memories for generations to come.
Photography by Nat Rea, text by Maria LaPiana, and produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent for the July/August 2019 issue of New England Home.