Friends Beebe sent apropos postcard some while ago of a 1876 painting becoming currently apropos…
We have been much involved lately with what is underfoot… We’ve been floored!
The flooring was relaid randomly & sanded only lightly enough to minimize the scars from wear & divots from previous sanding, [which had weakened the tongue & groove’s efficiency]. It was a choice made of both economy & aesthetics. This house is much about wood… simple & honestly casual. Our contractor was & still is a master of carpentry grounded in the shipbuilding of Martha’s Vineyard where he apprenticed. We appreciate & celebrate both his technical skill & sensitivity. Peter Anderson has become a friend & neighbor over the years.
The larger part of the floor is an art-piece which Stephen commissioned as an integral part of the of the re-model plans. It was installed while we were traveling & was overlaid with a sheets of corrugated protection until we returned… tantalizingly concealing the richness of Galen’s conception… [galengarwood.com]. Wanting a better view we tried to peek under a corner, but that did not help. Ultimately we waited until the construction was finished to see the entire composition, which fills the kitchen & adjoining area, the guest bedroom & bath.
Isadora Duncan‘s fondness for flowing scarves was the cause of her death in 1927 in an automobile accident in Nice, France. The famed American dancer was the passenger in an Amilcar CGSS when her silk scarf became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, pulling her from the car and breaking her neck.
Done with FLOORS!
I close with a selfie through the mirrors set into the guestroom door which is another piece of art… by Nils