13 Creek Round Hill Road

13 Creek Round Hill Road, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

13 Creek Round Hill Road, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

Sonny Roderick, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Sonny Roderick, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

In a way, No. 13 is one of the best-known houses in town. The commanding post it occupies on a high ridge over the moors and its Nautico-Deco style guarantee that it will be seen daily in summer by hundreds of beachgoers heading in from Herring Cove. It began in 1982 as a ranch-style home for Bernard “Sonny” Roderick Sr. (pictured), skipper of the 52-foot dragger Shirley & Roland, and his wife, Lorraine (Engstrom) Roderick. In the 1990s, the architect Thomas Sokol, of Dion & Sokol, expanded it for David and Anita Butler. (Sokol lived down the road at No. 7, a house of his design, until his death from AIDS in 1993.) Robert Biddleman and his husband, Daniel Sullivan, bought this property in 2005.


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