A Northern Haven

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June 17, 2009
Originally published in Act Locally
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  North Haven locals nonplussed by Bobbie Callahan and Ed Hayes’s unusual retreat lit upon its cinematic qualities, calling it “the Strand” after the nearest movie theater on the mainland.
    North Haven locals nonplussed by Bobbie Callahan and Ed Hayes’s unusual retreat lit upon its cinematic qualities, calling it “the Strand” after the nearest movie theater on the mainland.
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  The pair have summered on North Haven for years; Callahan bought a house there in the late 1970s and has been back every year.
    The pair have summered on North Haven for years; Callahan bought a house there in the late 1970s and has been back every year.
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  Views of the Penobscot Bay from the house’s small beach remain spectacular even with a blanket of February snow.
    Views of the Penobscot Bay from the house’s small beach remain spectacular even with a blanket of February snow.
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  A stop at the outdoor shower reveals the red steel frame beneath the wooden siding.
    A stop at the outdoor shower reveals the red steel frame beneath the wooden siding.
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  Campbell’s Little Bird swing flies high alongside modern classics like the Eames shell chairs and Saarinen Tulip table.
    Campbell’s Little Bird swing flies high alongside modern classics like the Eames shell chairs and Saarinen Tulip table.
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  The kitchen, complete with an Aga stove, is framed by modular shelves and helps heat the sleeping nook directly above it.
    The kitchen, complete with an Aga stove, is framed by modular shelves and helps heat the sleeping nook directly above it.
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  Looking from the kitchen out to the sea, one sees the simplicity of Campbell’s design. Whether the long balmy nights of August or the raging winter winds, little seems to alter the tranquility achieved inside Callahan and Hayes’s summer home.
    Looking from the kitchen out to the sea, one sees the simplicity of Campbell’s design. Whether the long balmy nights of August or the raging winter winds, little seems to alter the tranquility achieved inside Callahan and Hayes’s summer home.
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  The master bedroom opens up to the sea “like a maw,” says Callahan, who is delighted with the high ceilings and expansive space. Callahan and Hayes’s full-time residence in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a 1734 farmhouse with, as she puts it, “small, dark rooms and very low ceilings.” Rolling drawers under the bed and window seat allow for considerable storage while keeping the room clutter-free. His-and-hers desks flank the window seat in a room one is loath to ever leave.
    The master bedroom opens up to the sea “like a maw,” says Callahan, who is delighted with the high ceilings and expansive space. Callahan and Hayes’s full-time residence in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a 1734 farmhouse with, as she puts it, “small, dark rooms and very low ceilings.” Rolling drawers under the bed and window seat allow for considerable storage while keeping the room clutter-free. His-and-hers desks flank the window seat in a room one is loath to ever leave.
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  Campbell placed twin sinks in the master bathroom.
    Campbell placed twin sinks in the master bathroom.
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  The roll-up garage doors on the ocean-facing facade open onto a large deck. From the living room the deck appears to extend right out to the sea like a floating dock.
    The roll-up garage doors on the ocean-facing facade open onto a large deck. From the living room the deck appears to extend right out to the sea like a floating dock.
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