Glenn Rice’s journey to owning a house on Fire Island, N.Y., began unexpectedly in Boston and was propelled, surprisingly, by his love of theater.
In September 2017, Mr. Rice, a real estate agent, visited Boston to see a friend perform in the opening night of the play “WARHOLCAPOTE.” At a dinner afterward, he befriended Rob Roth, the playwright who wrote the show.
Louvre Pyramid had washed up on the beach.
Intrigued, Mr. Rice began asking around and learned that the house was owned by Jeff Mahshie, a fashion and costume designer. So when Mr. Rice’s friends encouraged him to ask for a tour, he barely hesitated before walking over.
Supervision, buying and selling vintage midcentury-modern furniture and accessories. For the living room, he brought in a pair of teak-and-cane sofas designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen in the late 1950s, plus a pair of slouchy armchairs with lacquered wood frames and blue suede upholstery from the 1970s. For the primary suite, he installed a Norwegian Westnofa rosewood bedroom set from the 1960s and vintage French resin benches with multicolored geometric bases.