A Low-Key however Subtly Luxe Seashore Home on Shelter Island, Courtesy of Workstead

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This week we’re combing by the Remodelista archives for a few of our all-time favourite summer season tales. Right here’s one:

Nick Gavin is a baby of the once-gritty neighborhood of SoHo: “I grew up within the Eighties/90s in a loft on the nook of West Broadway and Houston; my mom ran a nonprofit, and my father was an artwork supplier. We frequented Fanelli Cafe and Jerry’s Cafe. My first date with my now-wife Katrin Thormann was a go to to the Judd Basis, actually the primary weekend it opened.”

So, just a few years in the past, when Nick got here throughout a home with an attention-grabbing pedigree on Shelter Island, he leapt on the likelihood to personal a sliver of historical past. Constructed within the Nineteen Forties, the modest shingled house was at one time owned by Giorgio DeLuca, the cofounder of legendary NYC meals emporium Dean & DeLuca. After a time, DeLuca offered the home to Melvin Dwork, a celebrated Parsons-trained New York designer and LGBT activist.

“The unique construction had pine-paneled cathedral ceilings and a flooring of lagoon-green ceramic tile,” Gavin says. “I beloved it, however I knew we have been going to wish to replace (and add on to) the home, so I cold-called Workstead, a agency I’ve lengthy admired.”

“Our mandate was: let’s not mess with the integrity of the home, and the Workstead crew obtained it.”

Right here’s a tour:

Images by Matthew Williams.

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Above: “We employed East Hampton-based  Geoffrey Nimmer to create the layered panorama,” Nick says.

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Above: Workstead designed a glass-door-encased breezeway to attach the addition to the older construction.

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Above: The crew put in a brand new cedar-shingle roof and siding and reproduced an present cedar-shingle sconce for exterior lighting.

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Above: The couple retained the unique ceramic tiles in the primary dwelling areas; they’re cool underfoot in the course of the scorching summer season months.
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Above: The crew retained the unique pine-paneled cathedral ceilings in the primary areas. Within the kitchen, the Sub Zero fridge is hid behind a wooden paneled entrance.

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Above: A customized steel-framed daybed with a linen French-rolled mattress from Ruby Beets anchors a nook off the kitchen/eating space.

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Above: Within the kitchen (and all through the home), the crew spec’ed a brass Vola faucet.

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