Friday, January 7, 2011

House Tour!

Even Hollywood actors are taking advantage of small home living and downsizing!  Actor Tony Shalhoub, from the television show, Monk, and his wife Brooke Adams spend every summer at Martha's Vineyard in a tiny 1930's cottage with 2,500 square feet of family togetherness.

When remodeling the bungalow to fit their personality, they did minor structural repairs because they wanted to keep the history of the cottage in tact.  They preserved the architecture with the respect of homeowners who truly love their abode.

While this cottage is not how most Americans picture famous Hollywood actors living, it helps to know that even stars need to feel grounded and get back to the basics of life.

Photos Courtesy of Country Living








8 comments:

Judy said...

I could happily live there!
PS: Maria glad you were wise and had a low-key holiday. 2011, the year of the Rabbit, will be much kinder to us all!

Susan Adler Sobol said...

So charming, Genevieve! I am not as familiar with Marthas Vineyard as I am with Nantucket, where we have vacationed many times. The island is covered with hundreds of grey shingled cottages. When we were last there, we rented a tiny home that had a great history. It had originally been built as a fishing shack and had been in the same family for many generations. The tiny home was filled with old china and furniture that were family heirlooms. I've been in a number of different vacation rentals but none so personal as this.

laney said...

...i just love it...and!...suddenly i am thinking of summer...not to be rushing things...but this southern girl wants to sit on the porch again...how many sleeps til spring?

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Oh Judy, I so hope you are right about 2011! And those of you wondering about Judy calling me Marie, that is my middle name, which my family has always used. Judy is one of my sister's best friends and has always known me as Marie.

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Susan, thanks so much for sharing your experience at that beautiful little cottage on Nantucket. I have never been to either island, but one of my dearest friends adores Nantucket and takes her family there every year. Someday I hope to visit, but for now I am an armchair traveler.

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Laney, Spring cannot come soon enough for me. Today it was in the single digits and snowing! And I am remiss in thanking you for your latest email. You write the most encouraging and lovely notes. I have printed and kept each one. You truly have a gift Laney for saying the right thing to make me feel better. I so appreciate your prayers and your efforts to stay in touch.

laney said...

...oh my...the porch will have to wait...atlanta is suppose to be covered up in snow and ice tomorrow...and i was just looking at my daffodils coming up!...now what is that poem..."i heard a bird sing in the dark of december...it is nearer the spring...than it was in september"...hang on to that thought dear friend...blessings

Laryssa Herbert said...

What a lovely home!