compound on quiogue

If there is anywhere you can take some risks and freely experiment, it is at home with your mother’s hand-me-down wingchairs, some purple silk taffeta floor-length curtains you DIY’ed, those metal stool bases you salvaged from the curbside, and finally cast into colored resin, and that red Venetian chandelier that didn’t quite work at the office. Anik Pearson’s own compound on Quiogue, which she shares with her husband Jim Taylor and their two children, is an exercise in experimentation, recycling, and repurposing. This is where the creative couple has been recharging on weekends for over two decades, lovingly altering the buildings while gaining expertise in planting, pruning, and propagation. The landscape has been restructured in the Italianate Style linking buildings and terraces with meadow grass, edible plants, and flowers, as well as topiarized yew and box hedges, offering interest in all seasons of the year. On the property, a charmingly restored 1895 cottage previously a country clubs’ ice cream shack, provides full-time living quarters for local teachers and young families looking to live affordably within easy distance of their work. Quietly nestled in a hedged-in garden with a wineberry grove, apple orchard, and vegetable plot, the landscaped compound not only enhances the neighborhood, but also offers plentiful privacy, comfort, and green space.

compound on quiogue

  • Architecture, Landscaping, Furniture and Interior Design by Anik Pearson and Jim Taylor
  • Photography by Annie Schlechter
  • Featured in New York Magazine