When Salt Hotels’ opens Eben House in May 2015, it will bring yet another level of style and luxury to Provincetown and continue to redefine the concept of a traditional bed and breakfast with a fresh, contemporary “no rules” approach. Originally built in 1776 as the home of the highly successful seafarer, Captain Eben Snow, each of the inn’s fourteen rooms and suites will be completely renovated and individually designed to celebrate the building’s rich history.
One of only three surviving brick Federal period residences in Provincetown, Eben House’s design is a modern twist on the home’s traditional 18th century style. The interiors will be filled with plush furnishings and lush amenities, including custom pillow-top mattresses swathed in luxury linens, flat screen televisions, mini-fridges, and new bathrooms with rain showerheads and natural bath products from C.O. Bigelow and LA-based Further brand.
“Following the warm welcome that Salt House Inn received, we are excited to share Eben House with our guests, and offer yet another level of experience in Provincetown,” said David Bowd, Co-Owner and Chief Executive, Salt Hotels. “We created Eben House on the ethos of combining the service of a boutique hotel with the warm intimacy of an inn, so our guests do not have to compromise on luxury, location or amenities.”
As a way to pay homage to Captain Eben Snow, Salt Hotels’ owners David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea commissioned local artist Michael Gredler to create 14 original oil paintings, depicting the captain’s fictional family members, in the style of 18th century primitive portraiture. At first glance the portraits appear to be very traditional, however upon closer inspection each has its own charming eccentricity and capricious spin, a parallel to Provincetown itself. The original oil paintings were enlarged and became the commanding focal point of each guestroom. The original portraits can be found in the main hall of the Captain’s House along with a brief creatively crafted account of the family members’ lives.
“Aesthetically, the interiors of Eben House are inspired by the Federal period details found in the Captain’s House, working from those we created a stylish modern take on historic colonial interiors” said Kevin O’Shea, Co-Owner and Creative Director, Salt Hotels. “The result is a calm color palette of warm whites and French greys that set the backdrop for stylish and comfortable furnishings, warm touches and a bit of whimsy for our year round guests.”
Comprised of three buildings, The Captain’s House, The Carriage House and The Victorian House, the entire Inn is centered on a beautiful manicured courtyard. The Captain’s House is the centerpiece and maintains many of its original architectural details, such as original moldings and wide plank pine floors, which were originally used to build Captain Snow’s ship. Within the main house resides three standard king rooms, two standard queens and a superior king boasting a sitting area and fireplace. Located on the top floor of this historic building is the 350 square-foot Captain’s Suite, featuring original hardwood floors, and a separate living room.
The light-filled Conservatory on the Captain’s House main floor opens out to the brick courtyard where guests may feast on Salt Hotels’ signature breakfast. Influenced by seasonal ingredients, the menu changes daily and is artfully presented to include freshly baked pastries, house-made granola, rustic hot savory dishes and yogurt parfaits. Guests who wish to linger just a little bit longer in bed, have the added luxury of enjoying breakfast in their room where a hot drink, freshly baked treats and the yogurt du jour will be delivered at no extra cost.
Tucked behind the courtyard is The Carriage House which will accommodate a deluxe king room replete with sitting area, fireplace and small private balcony. Additionally there is the secluded and charming Carriage Suite; a spacious 350 square-foot suite with its own private terrace, fireplace, and oversized spa-like bathroom featuring a claw foot tub and large walk-in shower.
The Victorian House offers its own distinctly styled accommodations including two superior kings each with their own sitting areas and fireplaces, one standard queen and a deluxe king, again with a sitting area, fireplace and small balcony. Encompassing the entire second floor of Victorian House, the 500 square-foot Terrace Suite boasts an airy, open floor plan and a large private terrace with sweeping views of the town’s landmark Pilgrim’s Monument. The expansive suite includes separate sitting and dining areas, a large fireplace, luxurious bathroom and a claw foot tub at the foot of the king-sized bed.
When Salt Hotels’ opens Eben House in May 2015, it will bring yet another level of style and luxury to Provincetown and continue to redefine the concept of a traditional bed and breakfast with a fresh, contemporary “no rules” approach. Originally built in 1776 as the home of the highly successful seafarer, Captain Eben Snow, each of the inn’s fourteen rooms and suites will be completely renovated and individually designed to celebrate the building’s rich...
- Year 2015
- Work finished in 2015
- Status Completed works
- Type Hotel/Resorts / Interior Design