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Project manager Ed Lanoue describes Hanna as “very talented, and very involved. For the countertops, he chose Imperial Danby marble, some of the most expensive available, and selected specific patterns. It’s a magnificent kitchen.” The handles on the stove and on all of the cabinets are made of unlacquered brass, which tarnishes, because Hanna “likes the idea that a house ages with you.” All the plumbing fixtures came from England, and required conversion to U.S. sizing, and much of the lighting—antique, imported from Germany—needed UL wiring before it could work safely here. The windows, from Boston Sash & Millwork, are custom-made, crafted from mahogany. Hannah says, “The tone of the floors was quite red, which is why we picked this wood. All of the mahogany is African, including the Dutch front door, which we sent out to be recreated with all of the original, refurbished hardware.”
Although Provincetown bears little resemblance to Montenegro or Venice, and, at least according to LinkedIn, none of the building’s owners has ever worked for MI6, this historical landmark achieves the refined aesthetic for which Bond is so famous. Hanna, who had vacationed here for about eight years before buying his unit in the Hofmann House, chose Provincetown out of his belief that “the best places to vacation are the hardest to get to.” Completed in time for Thanksgiving 2017, the rebuild of this Commercial Street fixture was something of action-adventure. “It was wonderful working with Bannon,” says Hanna. “They are, truly, as the name suggests, custom home builders.”
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