A LOVE LETTER TO HISTORY
Homes & Gardens|October 2021
An iconic 18th-century house in Provincetown has been given a new lease of life by interior designer extraordinaire Ken Fulk
JO LEEVERS

SITTING ROOM

Displaying contemporary art within the historic setting ‘has brought the house to life,’ says Ken. Artwork, Billy Sullivan. For a similar antique sofa and wingback chair, try The Hoarde

EXTERIOR

‘Provincetown is a place where everything is a bit broken and wonky. It’s not the slick Hamptons and I hope it never will be,’ says Ken, who calls his restoration ‘a love letter to this little hamlet that has given us so much.’

SITTING ROOM

Furniture is a mish-mash of ‘happy accidents’, put together in the spirit of the house. ‘It feels like a collection that has evolved over time,’ explains Ken. Artwork (over the fireplace), Anna Weyant. For antique leather armchairs, try Howe. Sculpture, Leilah Babirye. For a folk art blanket box like this, try Home Barn

MEET THE DESIGNER

Ken Fulk shares his style vision and inspirations

SECRET ADDRESS Eldred’s auction house in New England has fabulous sales.

BIGGEST INDULGENCE Restoring every inch of this house by hand and reusing all the original timbers.

WHAT’S NEXT We are in the midst of re-establishing the iconic Cloud Club atop the Chrysler Building in NYC.

FAVOURITE BUILDING TO VISIT Well, it happens to be the Chrysler Building at the moment. The art deco details and murals are incredible. I also stop by Sir John Soane’s Museum on nearly every trip to London.

KITCHEN

This space was recreated from scratch to replace a less special 1970s kitchen. Salvaged timbers bring a more authentic feel, complemented by opaline pendant lights and copper pans. Dyke & Dean do a similar sink. Try Mauviel for copper pans

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