Saturday, July 25, 2020

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan’s Art- and Design-Filled Summer Home

By May Lakin
The view of the Peconic from the house. The tall grasses, Japanese black pines and Hollywood junipers were planted by the local landscape designer Vickie Cardaro.
Shelter Island, N.Y., a sylvan splash of land positioned between the tines of Long Island’s North and South Forks, is only a 10-minute ferry ride from Sag Harbor and the rest of the Hamptons. And yet, with its weather-beaten clapboard houses and unmanicured lawns — and its lack of tony boîtes and traffic lights — it feels much farther away. The potter and designer Jonathan Adler and the author and fashion commentator Simon Doonan have been visiting the island since they met 25 years ago, and it’s here, on the northern shore, that they built their summer house in 2011.[More]