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Provincetown Eclectic: A Design Duo Channels P-town’s Storied Past to Create an Utterly Original Seaside Home

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Provincetown Eclectic: A Design Duo Channels P-town’s Storied Past to Create an Utterly Original Seaside Home

November 20, 2017

Over the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to get an insider’s view of Provincetown through the lens of Philip Cozzi, whose family has a long history with Cape Cod’s outermost town, and his wife, Kristin Hein. Recently the couple, who together run the design firm Hein & Cozzi, put down permanent roots in P-town when they bought the Old Homestead, a former sea captain’s home turned guesthouse. We’ve already taken a tour of their Scandi-style lodgings upstairs (see Low-Key Luxury: The New Old Homestead in Provincetown) and their bohemian gardens outside (see Before & After: A New Cape Cod Garden for the Old Homestead in Provincetown); today we’re exploring the couple’s own living quarters on the ground floor.

When they bought the house, it had been chopped up into tiny boardinghouse rooms, but the Old Homestead‘s historic details and harbor views convinced Philip and Kristin that it was worth the investment. Working to preserve as much vintage detail as possible, including the slanted floors and original timber beams, Philip and Kristin sought to create their own personal vision of Provincetown seaside living: “a modernized interior held in an historic envelope,” as they call it. Join us for a tour.

Photography by Justine Hand.

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Above: In the dining area, upholstered 1920s French chairs (acquired from Julie Hodgess Design London, where Kristin previously worked) surround a French wine-tasting table with leather top. The overhead ceiling light is the Chapeau Suspension Lamp from Ameico; $1,060. The rug is from the Curvilinear Collection at Odegard Carpets.
While the Gustavian palette upstairs pays homage to Kristin’s Swedish hertitage, downstairs the couple drew inspiration from Philip’s Italian past, specifically the warm, tavern-like atmosphere of his uncle Ciro’s famed restaurant Ciro & Sal’s, located just down Commercial Street. First they created a mixed-use entertaining, dining, lodging, living area by knocking down a wall that had awkwardly divided the 900-square-foot space. The open layout increases the sense of flow and connects the space to the garden areas outside.

Throughout the entire downstairs space, the duo installed painted pine T&G/shiplap with an exaggerated gap to create a linear aspect and to unify the space. Finally, against this warm backdrop, Philip and Kristin installed their eclectic collection of furniture, art, and personal ephemera, acquired through their years of travel and from their families’ storied pasts.

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Above: In the kitchen, Philip and Kristin created a warm, autumnal atmosphere with Heritage Tile’s Subway Tile in Ginger Crackle framed with wooden panels painted with Fine Paints of Europe Guggenheim Colors Eurolux Matte GO19. On either side of a Bertazzoni 30-Inch Gas Stove, the kitchen countertops are fashioned from American Walnut Butcher Block from John Boos.
What is now the kitchen and dining room was a originally a small 1820s dwelling that was floated across Provincetown Harbor from Long Point and then attached to the rear of the original captain’s home.

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Above: A cornucopia of produce in the kitchen corner features wooden bowls crafted by Kristin’s Swedish grandfather as well as a rattan-wrapped wine bottle similar to the ones hanging from the ceilings at Ciro & Sal’s.
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Above: Over a Kohler’s Vault Sink ($649) with Hunley Faucet from Waterstone and custom cabinets made of furniture-grade birch plywood, vines and cuttings, both inside and out, create a verdant buffer between Old Homestead and its neighbors.
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Above: Counter details feature one of Kristin’s grandfather’s bowls, alongside a stack of smaller, midcentury Swedish bowls, and a lilac bottle—one of many throughout the house that were excavated from the site during the renovation.
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Above: In the opposite corner, Philip’s mother’s Russel Wright Harkerware lends sunny cheer. (Similar can be found at Replacements.com.)
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Above: Pieces of silver, inherited from Kristin’s grandparents, add a touch of glamour to the kitchen.
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Above: Philip and Kristin’s eclectic style extends to the bar area in the dining room, which hosts a revolving collection of vintage and modern glassware, art, beach finds, and other artifacts.
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Above: In the living room, built-in bench seats provide flexible seating, serving as both sofa as well as seating for large, winter dinner parties (Kristin brings a long outdoor table inside).
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Above: Old and new: a collection of Ted Muehling’s Biedermeier Candlesticks in Satin Silver rest on a wooden trunk that Kristin’s grandparents brought over from Sweden; $390 to $1,365 at the Future Perfect.
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Above: Under a gilt tole sconce from a Paris flea market rests a vintage porter’s chair from Berns Fry in Bridgehampton, New York.
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Above: The Wittus Shaker Woodstove in the front entry was the first item the Philip and Kristin purchased for their new home.
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Above: Kindling and beach stones reside in vintage water buckets. The floor tile is Heritage Tile’s Porcelain Hex in Charcoal.
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Above: In the bedroom, Kristin and Philip employed an intriguing mix of warm exotic and cool linen fabrics, including a Silk Scudo Saraceno Pendant from Fortuny ($2,043), vintage textiles from Indonesia, and Society Limonata Linens from ABC Carpet & Home.
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Above: A large, vintage American mirror reflects both the light and the garden view from the opposite window.

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Above: In the bathroom, Philip and Kristin repeated the same tile and shiplap pattern as the kitchen and dining room. Here, under a mirror that came with the house, the couple placed a Duravit Vero Sink with Waterworks’ Highgate Low Profile One Hole Deck Mounted Lavatory Faucet with White Porcelain Lever Handles, $669. The light is a Martin Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric; $99.
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Above: Waterworks’ Highgate 24-Inch Metal Hotel Rack holds a collection of towels from ABC Carpet & Home; $406.
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