The Making of A House in Maine with Nina Campbell and Scott Sottile of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, moderated by Mitch Owens.
At the end of a long drive that winds past an old orchard, through woodlands with cinematic glimpses of waterfront coves, and over stone bridges, is a magical, turn-of-the-century seaside escape that was completely reinvented—and rehabilitated—by interior design legend Nina Campbell and architect Scott Sottile, partner at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects. After four generations, what was once a large but primitive summer cottage was in dire need of updating. The main house was completely rebuilt, expanded, and modernized, and given the Nina Campbell treatment with vibrant palettes, sumptuous fabrics, fine antiques, and a contemporary clarity. A true passion project for Nina and Scott, the compound also includes a pool and guest house, a tennis and croquet pavilion, and “playhouse” which includes a gym, bowling alley, and a secret nightclub as only Nina Campbell could create. Each inventive space is more unexpected and delightful than the one before—evidence of great creative design minds at work. Join Nina and Scott as they open the doors to this incredible project—the subject of Nina's new book A House in Maine—and walk you through their behind-the-scenes process of creating this extraordinary retreat.
Nina Campbell is one of Britain’s most respected interior designers. Her clients have included the Queen of Denmark, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, and HRH The Princess Sumaya of Jordan.
Scott Sottile, Partner, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, earned his Bachelor of Architectural History with a minor in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia and during an intensive two-year internship with Office of the Architect for the Academical Village, was proud to be involved in the hands-on restoration work of Jefferson’s Lawn Buildings. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and came to Ferguson & Shamamian in 2005. In addition to the new waterfront family compound in Maine that is the subject of this talk, some of Scott’s other recent projects include the restoration of an iconic, historic estate in East Hampton, and new houses in California and Florida. His work can be seen in the firm’s new book Collaborations: Architecture Interiors Landscapes. Active in community service, Scott was a member of the Restoration Committee that oversaw a two-year renovation of the historic Church of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan, a project that won the 2011 Lucy G. Moses Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy and the 2011 Victorian Society Award. He is also an avid gardener and spends most weekends with his partner and their two whippets in Sag Harbor.
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Presented as part of the Interior Design Series at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA is very grateful to Tucker & Marks, Allison Caccoma Inc., Donald MacDonald Interior Design, Lindley Martens Design, Sarah Blank Design Studio, and Tammy Connor Interior Design, for their generous support of this program, along with the Series Supporting Sponsor de la Torre Design Studio, Ltd.
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