July 11, 2019
As we come closer to the midpoint of the summer season, many of us find ourselves hoping that it will never end. Well, if it’s that endless summer feeling that you’re after, look no further than the cover and eight-page spread in the July/August edition of House Beautiful. Featuring a Martha’s Vineyard home that was given a major upgrade by Kew tenant, Kureck Jones, just looking at the pictures will make you feel that bright and joyful summer warmth.
Partners, John Kureck and Doug Jones, founded their design firm in 2004. Since the beginning, they have committed themselves to providing bespoke design services that reflect their clients’ personalities and lifestyles. Moreover, their design process is focused on the individual vision and particular needs of each client. Their mission is visible in the Martha’s Vineyard house, and their ability to achieve their goals is apparent in the trust that their clients place in them. In this case, having previously worked with Kureck Jones, the owners of this particular beach house only visited the property twice during the remaking of their home.
According to House Beautiful, the transformation was enormous. The house was built in the early 2000’s and consisted of a series of small, dark, closed-off rooms. Kureck Jones decided to gut the property in order to open it up and give it an airier feeling. Additionally, the house’s proximity to the beach allowed for panoramic ocean views, augmented by a more open floorplan. They moved the kitchen, added a screened in porch and replaced all 40 of the home’s original windows.
The methods used to brighten up the house include natural ash wood wall paneling and brightly painted floors. Kureck notes that “you can’t paint a room white, and put white furniture in it and automatically have it read as light.” It is the contrast between different colors, light and dark, that create the desired effect, as visible in the beautiful dining room that graces the cover of the magazine.
True to their process, Kureck and Jones were mindful of the specific needs and desires of their clients throughout. Low-maintenance finishes were used on the floors, in the kitchen and on the furniture, all to ensure minimal damage from the wear and tear that comes with frequent entertaining and the sandy return of beach-goers.
Pick up a copy of House Beautiful for a more in-depth look at this newly reinvigorated, joyful summer home. We congratulate Kureck Jones for this recognition, which is undeniably very well deserved