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Island Living: Perfect Getaway For a Manhattan Family

"My clients have always loved Shelter Island and its getaway atmosphere,” says interior designer Sara Story of the summer residence she recently completed for a New York-based professional couple with two young kids. “They wanted me to create a retreat for them, a relaxing place where they could spend time with their family and friends.”


For inspiration, Story did not need to look far. The coastal cedar- shingle home designed by architect Joshua Brandfonbrener sits three stories tall on a bluff above the ocean. When Story first came on board, ground had not yet been broken, but the natural beauty was ever-present. “Shelter Island has these lovely bands of vegetation from coastline to water’s edge: cedar groves, sassafras trees, beach grasses,” Brandfonbrener says. “My goal was to ease the house into the topography, and make it feel private, while maximizing the scenery.”


Interior Design Sara Story, Sara Story Design
Architecture Joshua Brandfonbrener, Joshua Brandfonbrener Architect
Home Builder Steve Pryzby, Farrell Building Company

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Posted by Joy W on 5/12/2014 1:58:42 PM

What is the name of the photographer? I love this photo.

Posted by Joy W on 5/12/2014 1:58:50 PM

What is the name of the photographer? I love this photo.