House Tours

dewey house

Our dear friends Dewey and Stephanie Nicks, frequent contributors to Momfilter, had their home featured in the August 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living. We are so inspired by it, and wanted to make sure you saw it. Here is part of the story, and go to the Martha link for the rest.

“In lieu of a playroom, a corner of the main living space is dedicated to the kids. George’s drums and a mini Alvar Aalto table are set up in front of a John McLaughlin painting. Concrete floors throughout the home keep it cool.”

“Black-and-white photographs hang in the hallway, where sunlight streams in from above (the skylights also open to provide ventilation, eliminating the need for air-conditioning). Throughout the house, Barbara Bestor (their architect) used marine-grade plywood, which creates a modern, light, and beachy look.”

“The couple weighed in heavily on the kitchen design, from the recycling cabinet to the wood-trimmed Formica countertops. “Barbara was surprised we wanted Formica, but we like it because it’s indestructible,” Stephanie says. The Thos. Moser stools are so comfortable that “you can sit on them forever,” Dewey says.”

“In keeping with their more casual lifestyle, the couple slipcovered the living room sofa (which is upholstered in a dressy wool felt) so the kids could dance and jump on it.”

“The master bathroom is a perfect post-beach rinseoff spot for Madeleine and George since it’s close to the back door. Dewey fell in love with the tile when he saw it at a Los Angeles coffee shop, Intelligentsia, that Bestor also designed.”

Photos: Matthew Hranek


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Comments (2)


  1. Posted by: Tina

    Love this….so open and light. My son has the same drums and people often remark how cute it is that we have them set up in the living room.

  2. Posted by: Kelsey

    wish there were more homes like this on the east coast, had there been we might have left Brooklyn.
    love the formica, when done well it’s awesome and the bathroom is perfection.

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