In New England Living TV’s third episode of Season 2, Parker Kelley visits Jill and Paal in their home that’s filled with children and pets, but still makes space for art and style on the South Shore of Massachusetts. “Duxbury is a gorgeous seaside community and Jill and Paal’s home on the water is simply breathtaking,” says Parker.
Right on Duxbury Bay, the homeowners wanted California meets Duxbury and they worked with Jack Robbie of JB Robbie Builders to achieve that. “It was definitely a look that I don’t do all the time, but it was one that was really refreshing and one the whole team was excited about,” Robbie tells Parker. Outside the grounds were designed by Scott Garvin and Sean Papich of Sean Papich Landscape Architecture.
The front door opens into the Great Room with an open floor plan and a cathedral ceiling that draws visitors’ eyes immediately up to a grid of crisscrossed beams from the 1700s. On the wall is a sculpture by Rainer Lagemann, “Climber Sean.” “We started with the inspiration for the man because I love everything with a clean line. I love square. I love the intensity of that figure,” says Jill.
Downstairs a detailed arc door was inspired by Morocco, where Jill and Paal were engaged. They designed the door together and it was carved by professionals in Morocco. Behind the door is a Mediterranean-inspired dining room and wine cellar, where the couple hosted friends and family for an evening of fine Italian by chef Teresa Sirignano of Cafe Avellino. Snug Harbor Wine selected a wine for each dish and even for the oysters from Island Creek Oyster Company.
Parker joins Paal and Chuck Leonard and Rob Spolsino of Duxbury Maritime School on board the Banshee, a 29-foot Vineyard Vixen sailboat. After the voyage, she meets Jill at family owned River Wind Farm in the next town over for horseback riding.
The house may seem like a shingle-style home on the outside, but inside it is truly their own. “They definitely march to their own beat,” says Parker. “Their home is filled with kids and pets and they love to entertain. The way they maneuver the chaos is inspiring. The home was designed to be filled with people and it often is. They have taught me that you can be crazy goofy, intensely kind and also live life with panache! I didn’t know a baby gate or a dog’s water station could be so hip.”