An Idyllic Rhode Island Summer Cottage Is the Perfect Escape for a New York Family

A family escapes their urban environs to a vacation home attuned to its coastal landscape.
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It’s a still 87 degrees, in the thick of summer, on the southern edge of Rhode Island, and Christine Urban Merola walks briskly through her house, throwing open giant metal sliding windows on the second floor, creating a crucial cross breeze. 

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