nautical living room

Photo: Douglas Friedman

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Block Island, Rhode Island

Chuck and Jill Townsend were enjoying an afternoon aboard their boat Island Girl in Block Island's Great Salt Pond when they noticed a classified advertisement in the Block Island Times for a small house on the pond's northern shore. Chuck had been visiting Block Island for over thirty years and was quickly able to identify the home from their boat. They called the broker immediately, and the rest is history.

The sitting room furniture is adorned with nautical code flag pillows. The coffee table is stacked with books about sailing and the sea.