Selkirk Ledge, a nineteenth-century house on the coast of Cape Ann, was taken from ruin to splendor. Restored by a sensitive renovation and a seamless addition, it retains the graciousness of the era in which it was built. Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan’s interior design scheme fuses a high level of fine detailing with a selection of reproduction, bench-made furniture replicating early American and English pieces dating as far back as the Jacobean period, antique oushak and sultanabad rugs, and an art collection of American pieces painted around the turn of the 19th century. Lighting fixtures, window-treatments, art and accessories complement the period furnishings. Selkirk Ledge is the recipient of several awards and was published in Architectural Digest. Architect, Robert MacNeille, AIA, Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, Inc. Photography, Gordon Beall.
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