L I S A   T H A R P   I N C.


125 Newbury Street, Third Floor

Boston MA 02116



L I S A   T H A R P   L T D


Level 1, 105A Jervois Road

Herne Bay, Auckland 1011


© 2019 by Lisa Tharp  |  Branding & Web Design by CÉCA STUDIO



About The Project

Likened to an "art gallery by the sea" by Design New England magazine, the interior architecture and design plan of this new construction home is inspired by local farmhouse vernacular and boat-building traditions. A sun-drenched kitchen, European wet bath and sliding glass door wall join yacht-inspired built-ins throughout. Passive heating/cooling design and interior windows carry daylight, warmth and breezes deep into the home. Flooring is a mix of antique heart pine reclaimed from local mills and painted planks. The lines between indoors and out are blurred by carrying the exterior bluestone walkway right through the center of the interior. This award-winning home's furnishings, finishes and systems were designed with healthy and sustainable best practices.


Custom details add character.  A vintage glass pie display serves as a living room side table.  The custom 10' dining table is equally at home dressing up for large dinner parties, arts + crafts or quiet study.  Unique lighting includes custom kitchen island pendants and a vintage Murano handblown glass chandelier for sparkle at the entry.  Sail shades dress bathroom windows while a lab-style sinks transform an antique work table into a one-of-a-kind vanity.


With its wall-mounted marble counter, faucet and water-conserving toilet, the wet bath packs high functionality into a tiny footprint.  Inspired by European wetrooms, the open-shower room is a full bath for guests, rinses off muddy boots and provides universal access and aging-in-place if ever needed.

Photography by Eric Roth

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