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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