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OMG, I Want This House: Provincetown

Serenity at the tip of Cape Cod? We’ll take it. Look inside this eclectic hideout just steps from the bay.

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Located in Provincetown mere yards from where the Mayflower dropped anchor in 1620, this dream beach house, designed by architect Stephen Jaklitsch, is home to Robert Duffy, the longtime business partner of Marc Jacobs. The neighborhood may be historic but the interiors, designed by Richard McGeehan, are a fresh mix of classic and modern, the verve of eclectic global influences resounding throughout.

The beach house, its facade a striking mix of white clapboard, sage, wood, and glass, is just steps from Provincetown Harbor.

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The living room view of the bay is echoed by the green slate and blue tile of the fireplace wall. Paul Laszlo reproduction chairs and dark wood add clean, netrual chic.

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The library boasts decadent textures; mahogany, red leather, and a Persian rug form a stately background to the 1830s Russian objects on the mantle.

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The library's stoic elegance is lightened by its use as painter's studio and home to an eclectic assortment of objects.

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A collection of Chinese ginger jars and bowls takes center stage on the dining room table, with fresh fruit lending a splash of brightness.

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In the sitting room, the bright colors of a Tracey Sandford Anderson painting and a nearly neon vase hold their own in the weighty company of an Art Deco table and Indian armchair.

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Pop art pops behind a 1930s pool table, the punch of a Fritz Bultman collage balanced by Takashi Murakami's "Eye Love Monogram."

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In the kitchen, lined open shelves showcase the pottery of Clarice Cliff and Moroccan patterns go modern when paired with striking light fixtures.

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In the pantry, the simple storage of plates and bowls takes on a geometric flair with the help of green-painted open cabinets.

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Rhode Island meets Rabat in this Moroccan-inspired breakfast room, complemented by the cool blues of Chinese pottery and an Egyptian chandelier.

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Saffron paint adds warmth to the landing, accented with a vintage Paul Cobb settee and Charles Hawthorne painting.

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At the top of the stairs, an antique gilt-bronze statue depicting a Thai monk beckons toward Nirvana.

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The Buddhist influence surfaces again in the bedroom, where the headboard is made from the ceiling panel of a Buddhist temple in India, anchoring the room's serene feel of symmetry.

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In the bathroom, the boldly patterned marble and Richard McGeehan-designed wall tiles add punch to the sleek lines of a Philippe Starck free-standing tub.

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Against a backdrop of neutrals in a corner of the master bedroom, the dark wood and bold shapes of a chaise longue make a subtle statement.