Summer to Summer

Houses by the Sea
By: Jennifer Ash Rudick
Photography by Tria Giovan
360 pages
9¼ x 
12 in. 
color illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-86565-381-8
Hardcover with jacket
US $75 / 
CAN $94 / 
GBP £60
PUBLISHED: Jun, 2020

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From the rocky coast of Maine to the sandy beaches of the Hamptons, from Nantucket to Newport, from Fire Island to Fishers Island, from Martha’s Vineyard to Provincetown, summer hours are as varied in style as the people who hightail it to the beach as soon as the temperature climbs. In this lushly illustrated book, author Jennifer Ash Rudick has sought out some thirty of the best.

She invites us to a minimally decorated, Isamu Noguchi–designed home in Northeast Harbor, Maine, and Sister Parrish’s cozily decorated house in Dark Harbor, Maine. We imagine relaxing in comfortably cushioned rattan chair on the sun porch of a Nantucket house designed by Tom Scheerer, taking in the view of Long Island Sound through the glass curtain wall of a sleek house on Fishers Island, and feeling snugly cosseted in a tiny Provincetown cottage.

All we need to do is settle back, kick off our shoes, and let the sun-kissed pages of Summer to Summer wash over us.

Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of Palm Beach Chic, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, and City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles. A contributing editor to Galerie magazine, she has written for national publications, including the Washington Post, W, and Town & Country. With Maysles Films, she produced the Emmy-nominated documentary Iris, and she directed and produced the documentary Diner en Blanc. She lives in New York City and Southampton, NY.

Tria Giovan specializes in photographing interiors, still life, food, and portraiture. The photographer of Out East: House and Gardens of the Hamptons, her work has appeared in Costal Living, Esquire, House Beautiful, Travel & Leisure, and Veranda. Two volumes of her work have been published: Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack and Cuba: The Elusive Island. She lives in Sag Harbor, NY, and New York City.

Dig into this lush volume and be transported to stylish homes that were made for easy summertime living.


One of the most compelling aspects of this book is no two houses are the same, yet they all leave you wanting to curl up in that rocker on the veranda and watch the sunset.

Homes & Gardens

They know how to create a good beach house over in the USA, and Summer to Summer: Houses by the Sea gives you a tour of some of the best.

Homes & Antiques

In her introduction to this salt-and-sun-inflected book, Jennifer Ash Rudick recalls her first encounter with the use of the word ‘summer’ as a verb on a visit to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The idea that place can have a proprietary relationship over a season is the essence of Summer to Summer. Tria Giovan’s photographs take the reader up and down the New England coast, into 26 ocean-fronted homes tucked away from view. It offers escapism both visual and emotional.

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