“The popular magazines were all saying that one couldn’t build a summer home for less than $25,000. So I contacted Life magazine and said, ‘well, I have one.’”
—Jens Risom on the inexpensive design of his 1967 Rhode Island cabin.
Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau for Dwell by gary nadeau
"It’s a place to be taken seriously, on the other hand it’s full of charm."
Designer Jens Risom reflects fondly on the prefab cottage that his family has enjoyed for the last 45 years, impeccable decor and all.
Jens Risom, talking about history, parachute straps, chairs and more. The last one standing.