2601264 By Madeline Bilis· 9/13/2017, 6:46 p.m. Home Design See How a Cambridge Artist Renovated Her Truro “Flower Cottage” From the outside, this Days’ Cottage is identical to the rest. But inside, it’s one of a kind. Print Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo by Madeline BilisFor decades, Cambridge-based artist Susan Bernstein has vacationed in Provincetown, and on each drive down, her first glimpse of the orderly row of Days’ Cottages in Truro has signaled the beginning of her vacation.So when the famed “flower cottages” happened to hit the market while she was in town for an art show in October 2014, Bernstein jumped at the chance to own a piece of Cape Cod history. Without hesitating she plucked her favorite flower, an end unit named Wistaria, from the row of identical white cottages.The first time she set foot inside, Bernstein couldn’t believe how cozy the place was—not because of its size (each two-bedroom cabin measures 420 square feet) but because of its history of family traditions.“It’s really just the longevity of the love and special times that people had when they went there that makes the whole place sweet,” she explains. It’s this sweetness Bernstein set out to preserve while renovating Wistaria.With the help of her close friend, architect Anna Thelemark, Bernstein overhauled the cottage’s interior, taking care to not make any changes that would be evident on the outside of the building. Deed restrictions forbid Days’ Cottage owners from altering their exteriors, preserving the image of Truro’s 22 iconic white-and-green cabins for eternity.Photo by Madeline BilisWorkers embarked on the five-month renovation project by first stripping the cottage to the studs to remove sheet rock in the walls and replace it with closed-cell insulation. This, along with a new gas fireplace, keeps the place toasty when temperatures drop in the fall. (A Truro bylaw limits the cottages’ use to three seasons.)Next came some finessing with the tiny layout. Bernstein likens adjusting the floor plan to solving a jigsaw puzzle, as it took careful consideration to measure and install the kitchen’s smaller-than-average appliances. Overall, the footprint of the place stayed mostly the same as the other 21 cottages; one room was reoriented to open up the kitchen, while part of a bedroom was used for extra space in the bathroom shower.The duo had to get creative to maximize storage space. Thelemark elevated one of the beds to insert a washer, dryer, and water heater underneath it. Cabinets were installed in a bedroom wall alongside some interior windows, allowing natural light into the room. “They’re sort of like ship’s quarters,” Bernstein says of the bedrooms.Tiles on walls in the bathroom and kitchen were modeled after wood from old fishing boats. There are nautical undertones in the finishes, too—the cement used for the kitchen counters was mixed with sand from Cape Cod beaches.Photo by Madeline BilisAbove the main living area, the ceilings were opened up to expose the roof line, and angled walls in the upper-level loft imitate the shape of a boat’s hull. From just about everywhere in the cottage, though, the eye is led to the ocean. A row of windows facing the sea mimics the feeling of being on a boat.Photo by Madeline BilisBernstein eliminated distractions like a television to maintain the cottage’s focus on the bay. She says she wanted to keep the old-school vacation spot feeling down to earth. To do that, she adorned the walls with art done by local artists, mainly sourced from AMP Gallery in Provincetown. She also enlisted the help of her friend TJ Walton, owner of Provincetown’s TJ Walton Gallery, for design advice.“[Walton] was really instrumental in saying ‘Paint it white and have the light that moves around in there be the architecture,’” Bernstein says.In the end, Bernstein explains she and her small team were able to keep the cottage “indigenous” by maintaining the atmosphere the Days’ family created when they built the cottage colony in 1931.Her next order of business? Enjoying it.Photo by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline BilisPhoto by Madeline Bilis Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.*
Department of Homeland Security outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse. AP file photo by Charles KrupaA Rhode Island man who sent dozens of violent messages to a Massachusetts college professor, including threats to eat the prof alive, was arrested Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney says.Officials say 30-year-old Matthew Haviland, of North Kingstown, is charged with cyberstalking and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, for which he faces up to five years in prison. He was due in federal court at 3 p.m.Messages made public by the U.S. Attorney’s office and an affidavit suggest Haviland was enraged by the professor’s pro-choice stance on abortion, and made that known with a series of graphic and disturbing threats.A sampling of his emails to the professor, who was not named:“I will rip every limb from your body and eat it, piece by piece.”“I will bite through your eyeballs while you’re still alive, and I will laugh while you scream.”“You will be held accountable for every [expletive] baby you murdered through your horrible deception of they are not humans,”“You will have your face ripped off and eaten by me, personally. I will enjoy raping your body after you’re dead. And that will only be the start.”“I will kill every Democrat in the world so we never more have to have our babies brutally murdered by you absolute terrorists.”“I will enjoy ripping the skin from your bodies piece by piece while you scream in agony.”And some more he sent to the professional school at the professor’s college, which also was not named:“[Expletive], my existence is not a blight on society. Yours is, for pushing the idea that if you are able-bodied or white or okay WITH THE [EXPLETIVE] GENDER YOU WERE BORN WITH, you are a bad person. You people are Evil, putrid, and somebody shoudl [sic] BOMB your school for spreading the idea that it’s okay to HATE people because of their race.”“You should be Murdered in cold blood.”He is also alleged to have left 114 voice messages at a “women’s medical center,” and sent this disturbing text to a friend: “It never was a Woman’s rights issue. It’s literally killing babies. That’s All it is, and We want you to stop it. Or we will kill you to do it. It’s that Serious. It’s not a Joke.”And he allegedly wrote this on Medium: “You guys are so evil and so brainwashed, I would kill every one of you with my bare hands—or AT LEAST kill every abortion doctor.”Which prompted an investigation that involved the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.“Simply put, words matter, and today’s arrest of Matthew Haviland should serve as a warning to others who think they can use the internet to terrorize people. Don’t do it,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. “Everyone has the right to express their opinion, but when you threaten, harass, intimidate, and put others in fear for their lives, it’s a federal crime.” By Spencer Buell· 4/24/2019, 4:28 p.m. 303 Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Print Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Crime Feds: Rhode Island Man Threatened to Eat a Pro-Choice Professor in Massachusetts “I will rip every limb from your body and eat it, piece by piece,” Matthew Haviland, 30, allegedly wrote in a series of violent messages.
The 101st PGA Championship is set to begin on Thursday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., and it looks like the weather at Bethpage is going to hold up for the first round.The Bethpage weather forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies on Thursday with temperatures reaching as high as 67 degrees, according to the Weather Channel. The low for Thursday is only expected to be 52 degrees, so temperatures should be warmer for fans after what has been a chilly and wet week so far on Long Island.The weather is expected to be not only warmer but drier as well on Thursday, as rain pounded Bethpage earlier in the week. The forecast is calling for only a 10 percent chance of precipitation for the first round. Partly cloudy skies are expected to extend into Thursday evening too.Wind is also expected to stay mild at 10 mph on Thursday, so it shouldn’t be too breezy during the first round.The weather is supposed to be dry on Thursday at Bethpage Black.Getty Images