john and christine gachot:
a laid-back shelter
On New York’s Shelter Island, John and Christine Gachot dream up a cozy seaside cottage perfect for lazy days and family getaways.
Photographs by Brittany Ambridge
Nearly a decade later, the Gachots’ house is scattered with items accumulated on the island. A cherished pastime is trawling through such local boutiques and antiques shops as Beall & Bell, Marika’s Antiques, and Marie Eiffel Home, where they’ve often scored vintage furnishings and beloved artworks. “We spend a lot of time painting, fixing up bargain finds, and making friends,” Christine says.
Everyone seems to have more time to read on Shelter Island, which is such a luxury.”