Tuesday, June 28, 2011


New York City-based restaurateur Keith McNally found the land for his vacation home, Windy Gates in Chilmark, while riding a bicycle through the area.  What followed was a farm house on a four-acre lot where McNally and his children can enjoy time together. McNally raises his own pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, and lambs.  He also makes goat cheese, keeps up orchards for apples, peaches, cherries and plums, and grows berries and vegetables.

The home is furnished with reclaimed wood and flea market finds which McNally found in markets in France and America.  The door frames were built to fit doors that he had found at market.  He also used an L-shaped red leather banquet, bistro glasses, zinc countertops, and a huge farm table.  The plank floors and tea stained walls are beautiful, and it is apparent that McNally worked with his usual attention to detail.  ENJOY!

To read more pick up your copy of the latest Elle Decor.

See you soon,
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Anonymous said...

love the idea of furnishing a home with reclaimed wood and flea market finds...beautiful sun room...
love the interior as well as the outdoor dining area...

Renée Finberg said...

let me just get out my DROOL BUCKET.
i love this.
the textures.
the colors.
the coziness.

i can't wait to get to maine


carolyn bradford said...

Oh, I'm so glad I saw this! For the past few days I've been thinking we should sell the beach house and start looking for a farm or lake house! Can't wait to show this to Jim! I am definitely picking up Elle Decor as soon as I hit the store! Thanks for sharing!

Angela Duke said...

Love all of the wood elements!

Anonymous said...

OMG is he single? ha ha (just joking)... he is living my dream life! xo

quintessence said...

Loved this feature - in fact I loved the whole magazine - what a FANTASTIC issue!!

The enchanted home said...

Totally gorgeous..the older I get the more I appreciate this kind of lifestyle and home. The exposed beams are just gorgeous and I can imagine how good it must be for the mind, body and soul to get away from the ratrace and head out to the glorious country!

under spanish moss said...

We love the reclaimed wood that has been incorporated into this home. A stunning home with such a cozy feel.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Teresa
Love that dining area.. table.. chair and windows and wonderful shade of green.. just beautiful..

Hope you are having a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

katiedid said...

I could not get enough of this article! It was the one I read over twice out of the whole issue. It is the type of place where you kick off your shoes and breath a sigh of relief from the stresses of the day as soon as you walk through the door. Food, family and simple pleasures. Ahhh!

Marianne said...

In love with the reclaimed wood and the bistro chairs. So perfect for this home and it makes me want to visit the country for the weekend.

kathi said...

I could definitely live like that..........very comfortable!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh..all those open windows, wow! x

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! I want to move in!
Beautiful post!
Love your blog!
Jamie Herzlinger

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