Almost like one-way glass, the house formerly known as 20 Commercial seems to command a view of the entire Cape tip while remaining all but invisible from the surrounding streets and roads. Several long decks, at multiple levels, take particular advantage of its exceptional location. It was constructed in 1975, according to town records, and purchased two years later by David Jarrett (pictured), an equity analyst on Wall Street, a photographer, and an art collector. In the 1980s, his homoerotic photographs of young men — some staged on the decks of this house — appeared in Blueboy, the old In Touch, Mandate, Numbers, and Playguy. His art collection is especially strong in the works of Robert Bliss, who showed at the Norton-Rogers Gallery. Jarrett sold the house in 2011 to Jeffrey Larsen, the proprietor of Larsen Design of Miami Beach.
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