Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Dreamin: Nantucket


Nantucket beach image The Getty









" For me, this small house, which I stayed in every summer from ages 6 to 35, has always been framed:house as House. Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and John Rauch completed it in 1972, and shortly thereafter it gained renown. Architectural historian Vincent Scully called it “what modern architects have always said they most wanted: a true vernacular architecture—common, buildable, traditional in the deepest sense, and of piercing symbolic power.” It is also where I lost my virginity, was proposed to, had my biggest family fights. "

Photo and words from Anne Trubek, at Dwell
Terresa said...

Summer dream...no doubt. My summer dream place is Duck Creek, Cedar Mountain, Utah.

sherri said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

A Write Life said...

Lovely post.

FireLight said...

The summer places of our lives are full of magic. Love this!

Lydia said...

Fascinating!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

So much life in these pictures :D

Elizabeth MacCrellish said...

nantucket is definitely one of my most favorite places to be in August/September .. ahhhhh bisous, bluepoppy

Zen Adventurist said...

Summer dreams bring me camping to the Catskills; to the green waterfalls of Elmira, New York; or to any of those seaweedy, muddy lakes of New Jersey. Haven't been to any of those places in over a decade but they remain a part of summer dreams, always. : )

britteny said...

wow. amazing house.

love that quote too.

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Still Life With Coffee said...

This makes me want to start our own summer traditional get-away.

red-handed said...

Oh ... this has *American Dreams* written all over it.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Very cool and proof that every house is filled with so many stories, some that will be told and some never to be known!

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