A Legendary Provincetown Artist’s Home, Updated for Modern Life
If you have put in time in Provincetown in the very last several a long time, you know about Ciro Cozzi. An artist, bon vivant, and c0-proprietor of Ciro & Sal’s Cafe, he was a beloved determine in town (when he died in 2013, Anthony Bourdain tweeted “RIP Ciro Cozzi, my very first authentic boss of bosses in extensive ago Provincetown, Mass.”). For several years he lived with his family in a rambling household consisting of three structures cobbled collectively, the front a “float-over” from Very long Issue, a mid 19th century area, and a grand Colonial Revival addition.
When a local pair acquired the household just after Ciro’s dying, his nephew Philip Cozzi of Hein + Cozzi, the Provincetown style organization, took the guide. According to Philip’s wife and partner Kristin Hein, “Philip was the spirit guide—he used, or misspent—every summertime of his teenage decades housed in the attic with his miscreant cousins, functioning at his uncle’s cafe.
“When it arrived to restoration, we have been all aligned in honoring the household by preserving the present foot print as properly as all initial beams and millwork. The activity at hand was to update the necessities: loos, kitchens, and lights.” Kristin imbued the household with “a moody still masculine coloration palette,” as she phone calls it. “We utilized Farrow & Ball’s ‘Mole’s Breath’ as a frequent thread for millwork and trim, ‘Railings’ (a dim blue-black) for all doors, and ‘Pavilion Gray/Clunch’ on walls and ceilings. Window treatments had been stored uncomplicated: tough burlap cloth hung on boat cleats, sheerer in general public locations and thicker in bedrooms, and wood venetian blinds with black tape in halls and bathrooms.”
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Images by Justine Hand.
Over: “We experienced to open up up a facet entrance to get the grand piano in the dwelling,” Kristin suggests. The partitions are painted in Farrow & Ball’s “Pavilion Gray,” and the trim and millwork is Farrow & Ball “Mole’s Breath.” The little portray is by Provincetown artist John Dowd. The linen curtain material is from Rogers & Goffigon.
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