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Former Fisherman's Cabin Embraces its Ramshackle History

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In the 1940s, captain Jack's Wharf, a nubby dock laden with tottering Cape Cod bungalows, was a fishermen's storage facility that morphed into a hotspot for renegade artists—most famous among them playwrights Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. One of said bungalows is also featured in the most recent issue of NY Mag, which shows off the place's dedication to the ramshackle affairs of its past—though, of course, in a cleaned-up, nigh-intolerably perfected magazine way. According to the piece, the owners nabbed the place six years ago and "left the house mostly as they found it," just stripping the floors to unveil the original hardwoods and revamping the kitchen and bathroom. Inside? A fantastic rattan sofa from the 1940s (dolled up in Ralph Lauren Home fabric, naturally), broken-in leather club chairs, and a sleeping loft watched over by "a tattered American flag that is more than a century old."

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