Waterfront House in Jamestown, RI | Home Decor
If the first floor is about cooking, dining, and kids, the basement is man town to the max. Behind a mahogany bar is a wall made of bricks from Fenway Park. Garret, a former bat boy and Fenway clubhouse attendant, has been collecting Boston sports memorabilia for years: Red Sox jerseys and helmets, an original field sign autographed by Ted Williams, seats from the Green Monster. Circa-1940s Boston Garden seats rest on a Bruins division championship banner from the 1970s, custom built into the floor and covered by tempered glass. Garret got it at auction in 1996, a year after the Garden closed and management made the decision to display only Stanley Cup banners in the new venue.
But as passionate as Garret is about his sports collection, “I prefer to be above ground,” he says, “where I can take in the views of the water.” The Roberts family–Casey, Garret, Taylor, Kelton, and Paxton–are bound together by their life on the ocean.