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about the coming of spring. But in New England, in 2011, we certainly deserve to spend a few moments meditating on the subject. Albeit grudgingly, nature is at last allowing us to forget, little by little, the particularly grim series of snowfalls and freezes we endured through the winter months, punctuated by an occasional partial thaw and all-too-rare genuinely nice, sunny day. This year I found myself awaiting with special hunger first the witch hazels, then the crocuses and snowdrops, then the earliest swelling buds, catkins, and tiny, tender clumps of green as they appeared in turn—all of them mounting evidence that warmth and new life were finally on the way. And again, it’s not exactly original to link each year’s natural rebirth with the ongoing parade of human generations, as each bright-eyed horde of young Turks gradually morphs into the sober eminences against whom still younger Turks rebel (although, to be fair, the rebellion is not always overt or vio-


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lent, and sometimes looks more like emulation or refitting). Not exactly original, yes, but still pretty much true. And this kind of continuing re-creation is what allows for gradual (and occasionally explosive) change in human civilization and thought. Including art and design. Which leads me to the trigger for these reflections: selecting the winners of the second annual 5 Under 40 awards. New England Home has two annual programs to recognize the people who give New England’s design community its dynamism and stature. Every November, the New England Design Hall of Fame honors outstanding senior figures in our industry, those at the top of their game, with long track records of success and influence. 5 Under 40 gives us the opportunity to direct equal attention in the other direction, to call out the emerging talents most likely to be tomorrow’s design stars—those who will, we hope, someday take their own rightful places in the Hall of Fame. Toward this end I had the privilege of working with interior designer Dennis Duffy, industrial designer Carol Catalano and architect Lisa DeStefano—no slouches themselves when it comes to design acumen—to sift through the impressive crop of nominations. Our discussions were invigorating; there is, I’m happy to say, a lot of promise and potential across New England, and winnowing the field down to only five wasn’t easy. But winnow we did, and the results are, I think, a group completely worthy to follow last year’s inaugural class. Oh, but you want to know who this year’s winners are? That’s easy. Just turn to page 42 and find out. And mark your calendar for September 15 to join us at the big party in their honor. On that evening it won’t any longer be spring outside, but we’ll still be celebrating change and renewal in the ways that count.

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emerging for the home this spring. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ Design Destination: Marimekko Concept Store, Cambridge, Massachusetts 40 44 Interview: Carol Wilson A conversation with the Maine architect and curator

of this summer’s exhibit honoring Edward Larrabee Barnes at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. BY KYLE HOEPNER • PORTRAIT BY MATT KALINOWSKI 52 Artistry: As the Wheel Turns On a forested patch in the Pioneer Valley of

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What to do when you or your house needs a little pick-me-up but a hot yoga class seems too taxing and calling your decorator seems a bit drastic? For a dose of feelgood fun, our go-to source is the Marimekko Concept Store. At this mod mecca, you’re practically guaranteed to find something to lift your living room out of the doldrums and perhaps a jazzy addition to your wardrobe, too. Cambridge architect Ben Thompson introduced Marimekko to the United States in the early 1960s, showcasing the Finnish textile and clothing company’s wares at his iconic retail store, Design Research. The glass building in Harvard Square housed all things Marimekko, and each item, emblazoned with the company’s bold, graphic prints, seemed the perfect accessory for a modern-minded lifestyle. Today, the Marimekko Concept Store carries on the tradition with products as fresh and inventive as they were some fifty years ago. Managed by Jonathan deMont and his mother, Judith deMont (who also owns J. Miles, the women’s clothing boutique next door), the sun-filled shop is gleaming white and chock-a-block with Marimekko must-haves. On a recent visit we found fabric by the yard, toss cushions, terrycloth bath

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resh from the successes of organizing 2010’s inaugural Maine Prize for Architecture and the Storefront for Architecture exhibition, Maine Modern: 50 Years of Modern Architecture in Maine, architect Carol Wilson has moved on to a new challenge equally close to her heart: curating a new show this summer at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Haystack’s Architecture: Vision and Legacy will feature work by architects influenced by Edward Larrabee Barnes, who in 1961 created the school’s award-winning campus, now widely considered an American classic. New Eng-

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land Home’s Kyle Hoepner talked with her as she was firming up plans for the show. Kyle Hoepner: So Carol, were you asked to curate this show because of your own connections with Haystack? CW: No, not really. Well, in a way. I did teach there and I’ve done a couple of conferences and a lecture at Haystack. But Haystack was included in the show Maine Modern: 50 Years of Modern Architecture in Maine. So Stuart [Stuart Kestenbaum, director of the Haystack Mountain School] came to see it. I think a light bulb went off for him, seeing that there

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Interview see it, and board members of Haystack, and maybe some of the architects can come. And again, similar to the Storefront for Architecture project, we’re asking that the architects submit models, because I feel strongly that we’re talking about a threedimensional art form here. We have a model of Haystack, which is interesting. We didn’t have one for the Storefront show—the Museum of Modern Art in New York owns the model, and they wouldn’t lend it to us. Then Stu called me one day and said, “Oh, we were doing our

School of Design at Harvard, so I was able to go through those online. In the end we will probably have about twelve to sixteen architects and maybe twenty projects. There is a space limitation—the gallery in Deer Isle Village is not very big. But so far the works that we’ve selected are just great. The thing that excites me the most is looking at them in reference to Haystack, how it enlarges your vision of what’s already there. Because when you see Haystack it has such a presence it almost feels finite. Then all of a sudden you start to see iterations of it in other landscapes. Sometimes maybe the only thing that has been translated isn’t so much the architecture, but the principle. But Haystack— there’s something about it. You go to the site and there are all those barky trees, and then he’s got those rugged shingles that look like bark on the buildings. And when you step on the boardwalk you feel respectfully suspended above the landscape, you know that there is a sensitivity to it. KH: What are the dates for the show? CW: It opens on July 3 and will run through October 17. We’ll have it up for a long time so that the summer people can

ten-year cleanup and guess what we found? A replica of the model. I always knew there were two of them.” The architects are also being asked to write a commentary on how they were influenced by Barnes, and all of these people have these wonderful stories about how they met Ed, how View of the campus he affected them. of the Haystack Mountain KH: You yourSchool of Crafts self had a long history with Mr. Barnes, didn’t you? CW: I first met Edward Barnes in 1976. I was in architecture school and I worked for the campus architect at North Carolina State University. Ed was hired to design a building on campus. The first thing I was impressed by was what a wonderful person he was. Just very genteel and sincere, and he loved what he was doing. I got to work with him on that building. It was an infill building between two existing campus buildings on a famous courtyard called the Court of North Carolina, so it was a beautiful site on the old end of campus. One of the things he wanted to do was to match the brick coursing on Tompkins Hall and Winston Hall, the two ad-


were other works in Maine that had been influenced by Haystack. He started thinking it would be a great way to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. KH: So you just took it from there? CW: I set out doing some research. In the back of the Rizzoli monograph on Barnes’s work there’s a list of all the people who had worked in his office. I ticked off the handful of people I knew, and I started writing letters, calling people in New York, California, Canada, and looking at their buildings. The Barnes archives are at the Graduate

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Editor’s note: Haystack’s Architecture: Vision and Legacy will be open Thursdays–Sundays from 1–5 p.m., July 3 through September 4. From September 4 through October 15 it will be open by appointment. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Center for Community Programs, 22 Church St., Deer Isle, Maine. Carol Wilson will give a gallery talk on July 24 at 3 p.m. For more information, visit For further information about the Storefront for Architecture and the Maine Prize for Architecture, visit www.storefrontfor

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joining buildings. So he asked me to give him brick coursing. I went out with my surveyor’s rod and an assistant with a camera, and using my finger as a pointing stick went up the surveyor’s rod giving him every four courses or so. And he felt that was so clever, he said later, that he pinned that photograph over his desk in his office. Then, in 1994, I was president of the Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Haystack won the TwentyFive Year Award. I was invited to the award ceremony. That was really fun because here it was about twenty years later, and we rekindled our discussion about Caldwell Hall at North Carolina State. The one other time I met him was a year before he died. I was teaching the master’s studio at the University of New Mexico, and I brought the students to Maine. Their project, their master’s thesis, was to design a building to go on the Haystack campus. KH: Oh, interesting. CW: It was interesting, because the school talked a lot about teaching very placebased architecture, very focused on regionalism, on climate, geography, topography, flora, fauna—the whole deal. And I said, “I know nothing about the desert. But if your program is really teaching what you’re telling me, which is principles of design, versus style, the great test of your program would be to see if students could make the transition to a very different place.” So they came to Maine. We saw some of my work in southern Maine; then we went to Haystack for four days. The highlight was that Ed and Mary Barnes came. That was the last time he visited Haystack, and he sat with this group of students around the fireplace in the dining hall and we all asked him questions. I’m not sure the students realized they were in the presence of someone who had done something so significant. But I know that for me and Stuart and Lissa Hunter, who was the president of the board at the time, we just couldn’t get enough. •


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eople say you are what you eat. I think it’s that you are what you eat on.” The man who utters that slightly skewed version of the old adage is ceramic artist Mark Shapiro, who lives and works in Worthington, Massachusetts, at Stonepool Pottery, his home, studio and gallery. The rustic, rambling buildings, which date from the end of the eighteenth century and into the nineteenth, sit among acres of tranquil forest in the Pioneer Valley. When Shapiro moved here in 1986, the place was, he says, “a shipwreck.”

The name Stonepool comes from an actual stone pool—a big, round drainage system—on the land. “It’s like a pot,” Shapiro says, “just larger.” He loves this place, where he, his wife and their two children live in a house cozily heated by wood stoves, with hundreds of pieces of pottery occupying cupboards, the mantel and just about any other flat surface. Even the toothbrush holder in a bathroom is made of clay. The artist collects eighteenth- and nineteenth-century New England pots, admiring their swelling, ovoid forms and their usefulness as containers for foods that were pickled or salted. He also loves history, particularly the story of Stonepool, where the preacher, orator, abolitionist and Temple University founder Russell Conwell was born in 1843. Sources say that the farmhouse was part of the Underground Railroad, and among its guests were John Brown and Frederick Dou52 New England Home May/June 2011

glass. Fugitive slaves once stayed in the shed that Shapiro turned into his gallery. Many of the old pots he so admires sit high on a shelf in his studio, watching over his more contemporary efforts. There is much to admire about Above left: Faceted cups his own work, as well. A table (2010), wood-fired, saltin the studio holds a lineup of glazed stoneware, 4.5"H Above: Long-necked bottles oversize mugs that have been (2010), wood-fired, saltcoated in wax. The artist digs glazed stoneware, 14.5"H into the wax to form little vertical trenches that he colors in with quick, expert gestures; it takes him but a few minutes to paint each piece. Those sput-

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tering marks suggest calligraphy or action painting by the likes of Jackson Pollock. Elsewhere on the capacious table sits a group of large six-sided jars. He slices into their surfaces with a knife and creates hexagons that travel around the pieces with sculptural results. Most of Shapiro’s work is meant to be eaten on, drunk from or otherwise used. Lately, though, he’s been creating large, slender, bottle-shaped pieces just to look at. “I love the scale,” he says of the works, which, at up to five feet tall, have an almost human presence. Although Shapiro owns an electric wheel and kiln, he generally favors more traditional means like his treadle wheel. And he notes that one reason he left New York’s Staten Island to move up country was to build his two wood-fired kilns.

Shapiro graduated from Amherst College before studying pottery at North Carolina’s Penland School, a leading center for craft. An idealist with a back-to-the-land ethos, he seems to be made for the town he calls home. He loves connecting with the locals. “This guy who lives in Worthington came and stayed here for two hours,” he says with pleasure. The visitor, a state policeman, ultimately bought four mugs. Some artists want to talk about themselves more than anything else, but not Shapiro. “It’s much more interesting to talk about other potters than about myself,” he says. So he introduces his current apprentice, Jeffrey Lipton, before saying a word about himself, and then detours to talk about the eightyfive-year-old potter Karen Karnes. He’s just edited A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes, a book that accompanies a touring exhibition of the distinguished potter’s work. In his foreword, he reminisces about being a ceramicsobsessed teenager in Manhattan. He happened on a show of Karnes’s art and bought the smallest piece in the exhibition. Clockwise from top left: Bottle group (2010), wood“It cost $14,” he writes, “a dollar fired, salt-glazed stoneware, for every year of my life.” 16"H–39"H; scalloped jar While Shapiro says his style (2009), wood-fired, salthas probably been more strong- glazed stoneware, 18"H; teapots (2010) wood-fired, ly influenced by potters like salt-glazed stoneware, 7"H × Michael Simon, the Georgia 6.5W" × 9" handle to spout artist who tends to push the boundaries of the functional form, he counts Karnes as a profound influence on his attitude about his work. “She has lived her life with such integrity and courage and stayed so true to her vision,” he says. “The reward for doing this work is doing the work. If the reward isn’t enough, you should do something else.” • Editor’s Note Mark Shapiro is represented by the Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 442-1622,, and the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, Mass., (978) 369-0278, www.lacoste His work can also be seen by appointment at the Stonepool gallery, (413) 238-5362.

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ature may not be composed strictly of flat planes, straight lines and perfect circles, but you can’t find fault with its own unique, innate geometry. There is beauty in its unevenness, its resistance to clearly defined forms. Such is the case with the large, craggy rocks, sharply sloping hills and dense woodland that make up this seven-acre property in Andover, Massachusetts. The homeowners, who live in a modified ranch house high above the wide backyard, wanted a new pool area with a contemporary feel, using colors and materials that contrast with the intrinsic look and feel of the site. Though surrounded by the grays, greens and browns of rock and forest, the new structure would com-

prise white, silver, rich red and blue in its use of concrete, stainless steel, mahogany and, of course, water, with the occasional splash of other vivid colors from paint and plantings. Landscape designer Scot Indermuehle of Sudbury Design Group is the architect behind this successful fusion of forms, creating a geometrically precise retreat within the wooded, sloped, ledged backyard. 58 New England Home May/June 2011


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Outside Interest Surrounding the fire pit is a mahogany insert flush with the patio; the wood mimics that of the diving board reaching over the sixty-foot lap pool below. A bright yellow wall frames the scene. Below the fire pit area, a round spa sits within a portion of the deck that hovers above the pool’s edge. Across the pool, a red cylindrical cabana eight feet in diameter, designed by J.F. Sirois Architectural Woodwork of Haverhill, Massachusetts, abuts a nearly fifteen-foot-high ledge. (Along with their aesthetic value, the rocks and ledges that dot the property also help ensure privacy.) The stainless-steel–lined interior of the cabana encloses a full bath, shower and changing room. The custom red and yellow hues of the cabana’s exterior and accent walls around the deck were inspired by the owner’s artistic background and frequent travels to California and Australia. The pool sparkles a sapphire blue in the sunlight. “Because of the amount of ledge on the property there was a lot of runoff water in this area,” says Indermuehle. “So before building the pool we basically had to put in a full stone leaching field to make sure water didn’t build up underneath. All of the outer walls are engineered concrete that, as a struc-


Indermuehle’s design embraces the property’s natural features. He exposed and cleaned many of the rocks, cutting around a particularly large ledge by the pool and lowering the yard by almost seven feet. “The whole yard in the back probably slopes a good twenty feet,” says Indermuehle. “We were able to create these multiple levels, working our way down to the lower yard.” Cantilevered steps meander from a back deck off the house all the way down to—and into—the pool. A heavy three-inch overhang on each step makes them appear as though they are floating within the soft massing of Miscanthus grass along the slope. The steps first descend to an area with a round fire pit set within the large, multi-level deck. “The patios are an etched relief concrete, which gives it a pigment and texture like limestone,” says Indermuehle. “We were after the neutral color of limestone but with a concrete finish.”

ture, hold this up.” The mahogany and steel diving board juts out from one end of the pool. Three stainless-steel water fountains, lit with fiber optics, add to the scene’s sculptural quality, as do the tall ornamental grasses bordering one side. Masses of green bamboo flank either end, while pots of colorful perennials add pops of color. Just behind the pool, the ground drops off abruptly into the woods beyond. Lighting was another key element. At night, the property glows with a soft golden haze from lights strategically placed along the pathway down from the house, around the pool and, of course, blazing warmly from the fire pit. At any time of day, the wild natural landscape is a perfect foil to the level edges and carefully defined structures of the manmade oasis it now embraces. • Above: A mahogany diving board anchors one end of the sixty-foot lap pool. Left: A cylindrical cabana abuts a towering ledge outcropping, which adds an aesthetic element and also helps ensure privacy.

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Architect Michael Gray’s remarkable transformation includes the porch’s ball-and-rope window. A new portico and myriad details highlight the home’s Shingle-style character.


Who isn’t familiar with the snowball effect? A minor home improvement project—swapping out an entry door, say—culminates in a stone terrace, a pergola and spruce topiaries. The momentum builds and one thing launches another, often with rewarding results. • The rebirth of this Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, home began innocently enough. Aware that their new address required some remodeling, the owners invited Michael Gray, director of architecture for the nearby Essex design and construction firm Carpenter & MacNeille, to stop by. • Built in 1993, their pretty house was structurally sound, but it needed updated systems and a cosmetic recharge. Ideas swirled back and forth like flocks of birds. Gray sketched some remarkable renderings illustrating how the future could look and—snowball!—clients and architect concurred: a total interior remodel along with a dramatic exterior makeover was in order. With two teenagers and an active lifestyle, the owners envisioned brighter, more comfortable spaces. Admirers of the Shingle style, which is prevalent in their area, they also wanted the house to reflect a nineteenth-century seaside cottage aesthetic. In other words, “a visually engaging home,” Gray says, “with interesting decorative details seemingly round every corner.” • Working closely with Ian Mentasti, a designer with Carpenter & MacNeille’s sister company, Stephen Terhune Woodworking, Gray led what he terms a “selective demolition” of the interior. Revamped rooms were enhanced with character-giving paneling, 74 New England Home May/June 2011

Global Warmth Modern ethnic touches bring a sophisticated, worldly flair to the classic seaside-cottage aesthetic in a home on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Text by Megan Fulweiler • Photography by Sam Gray • Architecture: Michael T. Gray, Carpenter & MacNeille • Interior design: John De Bastiani • Landscape design: Laura Gibson • Builder: Don Tison, Carpenter & MacNeille • Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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The old mirror and garden seats, all from Alexander Westerhoff Antiques in Essex, Massachusetts, play off new love seats in the living room. Top right: The entry’s charming rug and settee introduce visitors to the fresh color scheme of the house. Bottom right: A seascape is a nod to the home’s location on the North Shore.

built-ins, cabinetry and trim. The staircase in the three-story house took on a more open, gracious appearance and the 6,000-square-foot house gained an impressive kitchen. Interior designer John De Bastiani took charge of the decor. Having helped the owners with previous projects, the Boston and Los Angeles–based designer knew their tastes. “They’re wonderful, enthusiastic people,” he says. “The wife’s style sense really comes through. I love working with them.” Many of the owners’ furnishings had gone along with the sale of their old house, so they were starting almost from scratch. Blue and white—a crisp white with no antique-y yellow undertones—is the wife’s favorite combination. With those colors as the theme, De Bastiani wasted no time layering the airy rooms with furniture, art and accessories that conjure thoughts of the sea. 76 New England Home May/June 2011

To give the decor a more modern feel, however, the talented designer also introduced an array of ethnic touches. Rather than familiar checks, for instance, living room curtains flaunt a Brunschwig & Fils pattern with a Moroccan flair, library chairs are clad in ikat and pillows wear zippy antique textiles. It’s all wonderfully traditional but with a fresh global spin and a nod to practicality, a style the designer calls “useful traditional” and that he counts as a signature of his work. “It’s fun taking basic elements and doing something different with them,” De Bastiani says. “We cut striated wall-to-wall carpet for the stairs and ran the stripes across rather than up and down.” It sounds absurdly simple. Yet, installed in that manner, the lines visually enhance the staircase’s grandeur. The living room escaped major construction, but a new

De Bastiani wasted no time layering the airy rooms with furniture, art and accessories that conjure thoughts of the sea.

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A custom banquette cozies the breakfast room. Right: The dining room’s fetching Peter Dunham wallcovering also trims the curtains. Below left: Understated pendants play co-star to the kitchen’s handsome bead board ceiling. Below right: The powder room flaunts a marble-topped vanity with a floating bowl.

hardwood floor and granite fireplace surround did wonders. Accommodating a host of welcoming furnishings—all blue, white or a mixture thereof—the elegant but unstuffy room contains a number of chitchat-fostering seating arrangements; guests don’t have to look far to find a place to set down a glass or teacup. Clearly, this is a space to be used, not just admired. The addition of two classic built-in corner cabinets revitalized the dining room. Here, walls are swathed in a Peter Dunham fabric. In a clever move, the designer sliced off the fabric’s border and applied it to the curtain’s edge. A low-key wool rug covers the floor. Host chairs are mahogany, while side chairs are upholstered in subdued blue linen, a deft pairing that lightens the mood. Over the table sails a duo of delicate bell-jar lanterns. And above the antique sideboard, a framed eigh78 New England Home May/June 2011

teenth-century Chinese engraving lends a hint of formality. “Touches of black ground a room,” De Bastiani explains. A butler’s pantry links the dining room to the kitchen, where glistening beadboard ceilings delineate the work zone from the breakfast area. Beautifully crafted cabinetry and forgiving Pietra di Cardoso countertops make a hard-to-beat recipe. Adding an inviting breakfast niche with a pillowladen banquette to the mix ensures a five-star experience. And that’s not taking into account the shapely iron chandelier or the stunning custom table. Adjacent to the kitchen and extending over the three-bay garage is the library, an appealing setting that De Bastiani has outfitted for relaxation. Again, the blue-and-white theme is enlivened with ethnic-flavored patterns. Huge lanterns amp up the room’s personality, along with accessories like

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The blue-and-white palette takes a fresh turn thanks to ethnic-inuenced fabric patterns. Sea-inspired accessories add a note of whimsy to the library. Facing page top and bottom: The light-ďŹ lled master suite includes a serene bedroom with private deck and a storage-packed his and hers bath.

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hunks of coral and shells. The wool rug sports a weave “reminiscent of ocean waves,” says the designer. Only in the nearby powder room does the color scheme vary. Here, walls swathed in a raspberry-and-white Carleton V fabric partner with a marble-topped vanity and custom shell mirror. Given the elegance of the rest of the house, one would expect an equally gracious master bedroom. De Bastiani didn’t disappoint, undoing the couple’s antique bed and reassembling it with a chic upholstered headboard. The serene gray walls are hand-painted with a crosshatch pattern, a soft carpet It’s traditional but pampers tired feet and a pair with a fresh global of mercury glass lamps adds a calming symmetry. The adjoin- spin and a nod to ing bath is equally luminous— practicality, a style all marble and light. the designer calls And the exterior? Totally “useful traditional.” transformed. After Gray and his team tackled the interior architecture, they wrapped the building in cedar shingles, creating a fully realized Shingle-style home. Their historically inspired design includes any number of eyeopeners, including decorative shingle patterns and a unique rope-and-lattice porch window—“a piece of the past,” says Gray. Details are extensive, every one of them highlighting quality craftsmanship. If ever there was a moment when the owners questioned their courageous do-it-all-at-once decision, it’s forgotten. These days they’re sitting back and enjoying. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 142. May/June 2011 New England Home 81

Elegance A Study in

Views of Boston’s Back Bay form the backdrop for a condominium whose carefully composed interiors ensconce the homeowner in restrained, yet striking style. Text by Regina Cole • Photography by Michael Partenio • Architect: John Tankard • Interior design: Nannette Lewis • Builder: Eddy O’Connell, O’Connell Design • Produced by Kyle Hoepner


Nannette Lewis approaches design with more instinct than calculation. For example, this subtle, yet captivating interior in one of Boston’s superb contemporary Back Bay buildings, the Belvedere, draws on her knowledge of her client, not on any set of rules. Nonetheless, this home could serve as a classroom exercise on how to turn a particularly tricky challenge into an opportunity. • The building, you see, is not square. Its curved façade, so graceful a border to a large urban plaza, means that the view-oriented rooms have no parallel walls. Instead of the squares and rectangles, or even circles, octagons or ovals, that commonly compose the interior spaces of Western buildings, these rooms are trapezoids. Lewis’s design establishes balance and proportion with banks of built-ins, which vary from very shallow to very deep depending on where

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Nanette Lewis organized the living room around an arresting painting by Claire Klarewicz-Okser. Facing page, clockwise from left: The Greek key motif, a Venetianglass mirror and a swan’s neck proďŹ le speak of an early nineteenth-century sensibility in the entry, dining room and bedroom.

Back Bay views featuring a plaza and a dome evoke urban Europe. Right: In a conversation with powerful contemporary art, the interior speaks the language of restrained elegance with sculptural lines, neoclassical motifs and a subtle, sophisticated color scheme.

they lie along the convex façade. “When we began, the space was a shell,” Lewis explains. “I knew I wanted to panel the walls, so the millwork straightened them out.” This solution, so effective as to seem self-evident, also appears to serve an entirely different purpose: to provide the prodigious amounts of storage space that surely are necessary to create such serene, Zen-like elegance. But Lewis explains that the neoclassical paneling reflects her client’s taste and preferences, not simply the demands of housekeeping. Stuff isn’t hastily shoved into cabinets before guests arrive; this is how the homeowner lives. “People who like this kind of decor like calm, not 84 New England Home May/June 2011

clutter,” she says. “My client gave me carte blanche because I understand her taste.” Therein lies the success of this project. Paneled walls that hide a bar, TV and other necessities are not only a

aligns slanting walls seems like a happy side effect, not the solution to the geometry problem that sparked Lewis’s thought process. Contemporary and classic merge in the 2,800-square-

“The large piece of art influenced the design,” the designer says. “I decided to keep everything soft so as not to fight the painting.” skilled designer’s carefully orchestrated answer to an architectural challenge; they express the refined aspects of the homeowner’s personality, beautifully articulated with furniture-level cabinetmaking. The fact that the design

foot condominium that consists of a large living room, an adjoining dining room, an intimate den, full and half baths, a bedroom and a surprisingly spacious-feeling eatin kitchen. Grounded with hardwood flooring dyed May/June 2011 New England Home 85

Soft dove-gray leather upholstery studded with nailheads gives Klismos-inspired dining chairs new personality. Facing page top: A sleek banquette and table turn a kitchen corner into a breakfast nook. Facing page bottom: The unfussy transitional style begins in the foyer powder room.

ebony, off-white walls enclose what Lewis calls “an edited mix” of white-upholstered contemporary furniture, English and Biedermeier antiques, French lamps and clocks, and contemporary and neoclassical bronze sculpture. As the rooms flow one after the other along the windowed façade, the color scheme gradually deepens from the ethereal off-white, gray, pale blue and green of the bedroom to the saturated, grayed teal in the den at the apartment’s opposite end. While such carefully composed decor is hardly background, it stands in service to what’s outside the windows. With rooftops climbing a nearby hill and a massive dome dominating the vista, the view evokes a European city. Stationary silk panels—soft blue-gray in the living room, gray in the dining room—frame the scene. Translucent shades descend at the push of a button to soften the glare without obscuring the cityscape. “She opted for a formal dining room instead of another bedroom,” Lewis says of her client. “That tells you a lot about how she lives. She loves to give dinner parties. At night, the view creates a magical atmosphere in the dining room.” The adjoining living room is dominated by one of Claire Klarewicz-Okser’s large-scale paintings of beautifully dressed, enigmatic people who manage to look lonely while clustering close together. “That large piece of art influenced the design,” Lewis says. “I decided to keep everything soft so as not to fight the painting.” That most classical of design motifs, the Greek key, serves as a visual anchor throughout the apartment. First glimpsed in the entry as a raised border on an ebony custom chest, it recurs in the mirror frame hanging on the wall above. In the living room, it encircles the apron of a

“We had to edit everything out,” Lewis recalls. “Only the very best pieces came here.” The beautifully composed result allows each element to shine. round, marble-topped Biedermeier center table. We see it again in the bedroom, embroidered in gray on the meander border of snowy linens. Marble obelisks, alabaster urns, neoclassical student drawings and classical sculpture underscore the timeless sensibility. The half bath located off the entry forecasts the decor’s clean lines and subtle colors with gray fabric walls, gray limestone floor tiles and a transitional pedestal sink formed in traditional white marble striated with gray veining. Gray leather banquettes around a sleek table turn a corner of the kitchen into a breakfast nook with panache. Lewis used leather in a paler gray to upholster the klismos-inspired dining chairs. Everywhere, soft

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shades of gray express the elegant restraint that defines this home. Indeed, Lewis believes in consistent interiors. “You should be able to move anything from one room into another,” she says. “That applies even to the den, which is not white.” Doubling as a guest bedroom, the den is also the only room not oriented toward the view. A gilded six-panel Chinese screen covers the window wall, creating a luxurious, intimate ambience. Cherished by a homeowner who has collected art while traveling the world, the screen survived a rigorous paring-down process when she moved from a large house to this much smaller condominium.

The bedroom personifies refined serenity with a pale palette, subtle pattern and neoclassical forms in antique bedside tables. Facing page top: The den is dressed in saturated teal gray. Facing page bottom: Bedroom accessories wear an age-old motif.

“We had to edit everything out,” Lewis recalls. “Only the very best pieces came here.” One of those items, an antique English wall clock, hangs on the master bedroom

Lewis’s artful way with color, proportion and form. Ever since antiquity, designers have placed a commanding object at the end of an enfilade of rooms to create flow,

Lewis believes in consistent interiors. “You should be able to move anything from one room into another,” she says. “That applies even to the den, which is not white.” wall. Along with a pair of bedside tables, it provides a dark counterpoint to the pale walls, floor and furnishings. It also acts as a distant focal point: its mahogany curves are visible from the apartment’s opposite end. While many designers and homeowners would use a timepiece in an entry hall or living room, this placement represents

depth and a pleasing sense of completion. In this case, the focal point is also eminently practical. For Lewis, such choices are second nature, or she makes them sound so. “Doing design,” she says, “is having good taste.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 142. May/June 2011 New England Home 89

A staircase crafted entirely of wood spirals to the second oor. Facing page: A small peaked gable with a welcoming arch gives the front entry an intimate feel.


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A lakefront New Hampshire home built for family togetherness is spacious enough for a passel of children and grandchildren yet as welcoming as a country cottage. TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH • PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAROSIS • ARCHITECTURE: WILLIAM H. SOUPCOFF, TMS ARCHITECTS • INTERIOR DESIGN: JULIANA MARRIOTT AND SANDI THOMPSON, LIBERTY ROSE DESIGN • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: KENNY KEITH, KEITH & SON LANDSCAPING • PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL

The word charming might not be the first term that comes to mind when one pictures a house with eight bedrooms and a five-car garage. Grand—perhaps even palatial—may seem more fitting. Yet, thanks to the clever machinations of its architect and the delightfully downto-earth tastes of its owner/designer, this home that stretches along a hillside above a lake in New Hampshire is loaded with charm. • Juliana Marriott and her husband, Stephen, knew their summer home needed to be big enough for a crowd. Her three children and her grandchildren (number four is on the way) love to visit, and she often entertains family members who summer

nearby. But she also wanted her house to feel cozy. “My favorite house is a gorgeous little cottage in Rhode Island. I kind of took details from it for this house,” she says. “I knew we needed a bigger house, but I still wanted that cottage look. I love gorgeous, detailed, traditional architecture.” • She found a sympathetic partner in architect William H. Soupcoff, a principal with TMS Architects in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “The two primary motivations for the design,” says Soupcoff, “were that the scale of the house not be overwhelming, and that the plan take advantage of the magnificent panoramic view—it’s to die for—from the back of the house.” • To satisfy the second May/June 2011 New England Home 91

goal, Soupcoff designed a layout that set the living and dining rooms, kitchen and library along the back of the house. Windows and French doors let the light spill in and open onto a large covered porch with a flagstone floor, erasing the boundary between indoors and out. He achieved the intimate scale his client sought with an imaginative design that keeps the profile of the house low by tucking the upper level under the roof line. Peaked gables and dormers give the upstairs rooms the height they need. The result, he says, is that the house “melds into the landscape instead of popping out of it.� Taking advantage of the sloped lot, Soupcoff set the house 92 New England Home May/June 2011

A palette of soft neutrals punctuated with bright red brings a breezy air to the living room. Facing page top: The high-ceilinged foyer is outfitted with antiques collected over the years. Facing page bottom: The five-car garage is designed to look like a cozy guesthouse.

tage style. The front door sits under a small peaked gable with a welcoming arch cut into it. “We wanted to make a fairly strong statement about where the entry point is,” Soupcoff explains. “You’re eye goes right to the arch, but it’s not overwhelming, not on a grand scale. The entry has a nice, intimate feel.” Soupcoff outfitted the house in white cedar shingles with white trim. The sage-green roof, he notes, is a synthetic material that’s a dead ringer for slate and nearly as durable. “It should last for fifty or sixty years,” he says.

“I knew we needed a bigger house, but I still wanted that cottage look. I love gorgeous, detailed, traditional architecture.” into the hillside. The two-story house becomes, functionally, three stories because much of the basement level opens to the outside. This level holds a generous family room and a bunk area that Juliana envisions filled with grandchildren and their friends. At the front of the white-cedar–shingled house a series of gables wear the brackets and tracery typical of the cot-

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Antique chairs surround a reproduction dining table. The Georgian hutch holds a prized collection of Staffordshire. Facing page top: White cabinets, ceiling timbers and the distressed black paint on the island make the kitchen feel cottage cozy. Facing page bottom: An arched passthrough with pocket doors makes for easy access between kitchen and dining room.

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The final bit of genius that Windows and French doors open onto keeps the scale of the house down is the siting and design a large covered porch, erasing the boundary of the five-car garage. “With between indoors and out. so many houses you see Thompson to create rooms that enfold friends and family the garage first,” Soupcoff says. “It’s tough to build a fivein casual comfort. The front door opens to a gracious doucar garage without ending up with the tail wagging the ble-height foyer that gives the first glimpse of the red, dog.” He tucked this one off to the right of the house and cream, black and white color scheme Juliana employs designed it to look like a guest cottage complete with throughout the house. Some of the antiques she has collectminiature dormers, a cupola and lattice trim and brackets that complement the larger house. The second floor holds ed over the years create a welcoming vignette. The showstopper here, though, is the magnificent spiral staircase that a guest suite with a bedroom, living room, kitchenette leads to the second floor. Crafted by Ted Nemetz of Coloand bath. nial Woodworking in Bradford, New Hampshire, the stairInside, Juliana worked with her longtime friend Sandi 96 New England Home May/June 2011

Clockwise from top left: A lower terrace looks over the lake. Perennials, annuals and smaller trees make for a lush landscape that doesn’t obscure the views. The sage-green roof adds to the cottage ambience. Tucking the second floor under a low roofline keeps the profile of the house smaller.

case is constructed entirely of wood, with no supporting steel. The dark banister keeps the floating staircase visually grounded and provides a handsome contrast to the Benjamin Moore Maritime White paint Juliana chose for the walls throughout the downstairs. The living room, like the foyer, soars through the second floor. Here, too, dark wood accents white walls, and a breezy palette of creams and whites is peppered with shots of vivid red. The room opens to the dining room, where lower coffered ceilings bring a snug feeling. “Sunday dinners are a real tradition in the Marriott family,” Juliana says. “The dining room was more important to me than the living room.” Antique chairs in a red-andcream Cowtan and Tout fabric circle the long oval dining May/June 2011 New England Home 97

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An antique bar is the focal point of the lower-level family room. Facing page: Wooden shutters offer privacy in a serene guest bedroom. Bottom: A nautical feel imbues the library.

table. An antique Georgian hutch holds Juliana’s collection Floor-to-ceiling shelves and a nautically inspired of black-and-white Staffordshire brass chandelier create a masculine ambience. pieces. Arched glass sliders open above a pass-through to the pretty kitchen where white cabinets stand in contrast with the distressed black cabinetry of the island, and natural timbers break up the pristine white beadboard ceiling. A porthole-like detail decorates the doors leading from the living room to the handsome library, where floor-toceiling shelves and a nautically inspired brass chandelier create a masculine ambience. Down in the lower level, the large family room is dominated by a nautical-themed, curved-top bar that Juliana found in an antique store in Atlanta, Georgia. The room’s barrel-vaulted ceiling was constructed to fit the contours of the bar. “They pretty much had to drop it in and build around it,” Juliana says. Juliana has long had an interest in interior design; in fact it was her college major. Marriage and children took her on a different path, but when the time came to build this house she decided, with her friend Sandi, to take on the decorating. The two had so much fun they decided to go into business. “We’re doing a house in Salt Lake and one in California,” Juliana says. Still, she confesses, family comes first. “We’re part-time decorators,” she says with a laugh. “But we’re full-time grandmas. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 142.

An elegant blend of traditional Shingle-style and contemporary design, the lakefront home incorporates a graceful sweeping “prow� that echoes the shape of the bay it looks out on.

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If the feelings among the people who build a house are reflected in the result, this contemporary version of a classic Shingle-style house on a Vermont lakefront is surely filled with happiness. Text by Robert Kiener • Photography by Jim Westphalen

• Architecture: Rolf Kielman and Lee Grutchfield, TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design • Interior design: Kim Deetjen and Rebekah Bose, TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design • Landscape design: Keith Wagner • Builder: Dan Morris, Roundtree Construction • Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

A massive stone fireplace and oversize, custom-made windows help “bring the outside in,” says architect Lee Grutchfield. Facing page top: A Japanese-influenced pergola creates a warm welcome. Facing page bottom: The sunny hall has double-glazed windows that serve as solar collectors.


love affair.” That’s how the owners, designers and builder of this 10,000-square-foot residence describe the collaboration that went into transforming a tree-filled Vermont lakefront property into a magnificent, welcoming, award-winning home. Five years ago, Florida residents Mary and Jeff Crowe decided to build a summer home on twelve acres they had bought on the shore of Lake Champlain. “We wanted what we called a multigenerational vacation home,” explains Mary. “It would be a home away from home for us, our daughter and her two children.” To turn their dream into reality the Crowes enlisted the help of Burlington, Vermont–based firm TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design. Company principal Rolf Kielman flew to Florida and met with the Crowes to see how they lived, what they liked and what style of home they wanted. “Essentially Jeff and Mary told us they wanted a vacation residence that offered separate quarters for themselves and their

daughter,” says TruexCullins architect Lee Grutchfield. “They also stressed they wanted their home to blend in sympathetically with its spectacular surroundings and bring the outside in. And they wanted light, lots and lots of light.” Grutchfield and Kielman proposed building two separate structures, one for each family, and linking them by a common entryway. “Love the idea,” said the May/June 2011 New England Home 103

home’s furnishings, cabinets and fixtures. “We wanted the interior design to respond seamlessly to the architecture,” says Deetjen. The Crowes were so enamored with the plans, they decided they’d live in the house year-round. They sold their Florida home and bought a place in Vermont so they could watch over the construction. “Having the owners right here and so involved made this a unique collaboration,” says Grutchfield. For example, the original plan called for two dormer windows to bring in more light. “Jeff and Mary wanted to add two more,” he says. “They were right.” Being able to “walk through” 3-D computer models of the home was invaluable to the Crowes. “I simply cannot visualize anything from a blueprint,” says Mary. The kitchen ceiling on the couple’s side of the home was going to be lower, but after viewing a 3-D model she asked that it be raised to twenty-six feet. “I’d had enough of low ceilings in Florida,” she says. The Crowes also asked about changing the color of the steel posts inside and outside the home. “Originally

“We wanted the interior design to respond seamlessly to the architecture.”

Crowes. The architects also proposed a Shingle-style design for both homes that was at once contemporary and traditional. “We love it,” the Crowes said. Joining the team were local landscape architect Keith Wagner and TruexCullins interior designers Kim Deetjen and Rebekah Bose, all of whom enthusiastically greeted the notion of blending house and surroundings. Wagner suggested using local materials, such as regionally quarried stone and transplanted Vermont birches, wherever possible. Deetjen and Bose contributed the idea of hiring local craftsmen to custom-build the 104 New England Home May/June 2011

they were black, and we thought they made the home look too severe, too contemporary,” remembers Jeff. Grutchfield had them repainted an earthy Indian red, and admits he’s glad his clients suggested the change. Sometimes having an owner on site can be, well, problematic. But in this case, the Crowes were always welcome, especially on Fridays, when Jeff showed up with pizzas for everyone. “For two years during construction ‘Pizza Fridays’ were my way of saying thankyou to everyone,” he says. Keeping in mind the owners’ brief about building “sympathetically with nature,” Grutchfield, Kielman and Wagner tucked the home into a gentle east-to-west slope. “We didn’t want some hulking house that looked as if it was imposed on the property,” says Jeff. As Grutchfield explains, both structures “sit comfortably and humanely in the landscape.”

A twenty-six-foot-high ceiling paneled with Douglas fir links the kitchen and great room. Facing page top: “Floating” stairs feature glass risers. Facing page bottom: A contemporary chandelier and a traditional carpet give the great room a comfortable, eclectic feel.

Wagner preserved as many of the property’s trees as he could, hiring an arborist to cull the diseased and damaged ones. Many of those that were cut down were milled and used inside the house, which boasts floors of quarter-sawn red oak and sugar maple, as well as furniture and cabinetry made from the property’s cherry, hickory and other woods. “Using local wood as well as local craftsmen gives the entire project an organic, integrated quality,” says Deetjen. 106 New England Home May/June 2011

Wagner chose a rich palette of materials and textures to work with, including some that could be used both indoors and out, like the bluestone that moves from the walkway right into the house. “I like to blur the line of where architecture ends and landscape begins,” he says. The grounds slope down through wetlands to the lakefront, so Wagner designed a gently curving cedar boardwalk to protect that fragile part of the property. The house and landscape elements complete a graceful sweeping arc that starts at what Grutchfield describes as “the prow” of the house, continues along a curved South Bay quartzite stone wall, then down bluestone stepping

The four-poster bed was crafted by local artisans using wood cut and milled from the home site. Facing page top: Bluestone stepping stones lead to a boardwalk that protects fragile wetlands. Facing page bottom: A roomy deck of Pennsylvania bluestone surrounds the pool.

stones and finally onto the boardwalk itself. The arc, Grutchfield says, “is a soothing and welcoming gesture, like opening up your arms to the lake.” To cope with Vermont’s often-severe winters, the TruexCullins team specified triple-glazed windows on the north, east and west sides of the house and used doubleglazed windows on the south to maximize passive solar heat gain. “Traditional Vermont vernacular is kind of dark with small windows because it’s so cold here in the winter,” says Grutchfield. “We wanted to take this traditional form, open it up and bring nature in. So we had to work on making it as energy efficient as possible.” The pros who built the house call it a “once in a lifetime” opportunity. Builder Dan Morris terms it a “dream project.” And it has won several awards for design, land-

scape and construction. But perhaps the best praise came from Grutchfield when, on behalf of the team, he accepted the Excellence in Architecture Award from the

“I like to blur the line of where architecture ends and landscape begins.” AIA’s Vermont chapter in 2009. He stepped up to the podium, leaned into the microphone and began his acceptance speech by saying, “This was a love affair. . .” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 142. May/June 2011 New England Home 107

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pets or the direction of the floor planks—can create a horizon from space to space, a continuation.” • • • Designer Andie Day just moved into a 200-square-foot office on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. How did Day manage to make the studio feel so spacious? To draw the eye up toward the room’s high ceilings, she installed a splendid rendition of the aurora borealis in the form of backlit purple-pink ceiling tiles. The bathroom was so tiny, Day says, “you actually had to sit on the toilet to wash your hands.” Now it feels roomy enough, thanks to a tankless toilet, a twelve-inch Euro-mod- Andie Day ern vessel sink and wall-mounted faucet and a half-wall mirror reflecting another mirror opposite. “Beautiful finishes like these take your attention away from the size of the space,” says Day. • • • Designer Kristin Paton of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has a résumé that seems to chart the evolution of fine design on the East Coast. In New York, she worked for Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. In Boston, her employers included Jack Coar, William Hodgins and Eugene Lawrence, as well as the late Reid Canavan. In London, where Paton lived and worked for a time, homes were small and had narrow staircases, she recalls. To enlarge a room, she suggests setting oversized panels of antique mirror in the wall. “Create a custom molding to frame it and make it look like part of the interior architecture,” she advises. • • • Architect Ramsay Gourd of Manchester and Burlington, Vermont, suggests leveraging the vast outdoors to make the indoors feel more expansive. “Have large windows that open up,” he says. “Try to find an element outside—or create one— that’s a visual continuation of the inside. Rather than treating a window view like a flat painting, extend the floor plane out to a hedge, a garden wall or a terrace.” As Ramsay Gourd for furnishings, he says, a room can feel bigger if the furniture color is similar to that of the walls, making it recede into the background “rather than behaving like a separate object in space.” • • • “Magazine people are always asking about how to make a small space bigger,” says designer Susan Corson of Newton, Massachusetts. “It’s not always a question of feeling bigger but of feeling right. Rule of thumb: use fewer and larger things, and make sure there is some space around each one. Use simple, sculptural pieces; try making just one the focus, so your eye won’t be jumping all over the place.” In a tiny dining room Corson is designing now, she’s replacing the rectangular table with a round one. “Now there’s space in the corners

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On February 22, 2011, the New England design community lost one of its most notable figures. Over several decades as a partner with Christopher Drake in both life and in the firm Bierly-Drake Associates, Lee was generous with his time, his energy and his considerable talent. From mentoring young designers who went on to make their own marks in the world to serving on the boards of artistic and charitable organizations, he lived fully his belief in the importance of giving to the community. Over a long and illustrious career, Lee and Chris received many awards recognizing their work, including, in 2007, induction into the New England Design Hall of Fame. Lee’s creativity, kindness and boundless enthusiasm for life will be missed.

Lee Bierly was larger than life; the moment he walked into a room, his presence resonated. He loved life and people and beauty. He created fun wherever he went, be it a design center, a beach party or the golf course. Not many people are blessed with someone like him in their lives. I was the lucky one.

Nancy Serafini, Homeworks Interior Design

I had the honor Lee Bierly, his husband, Chris Drake, and their dog of working closely Speedo, from our July/August 2010 feature on the couple’s with Lee since Nantucket house 1993. Through our time together I experienced him as a client, mentor and friend

who wielded infectious enthusiasm and advice (whether you asked for it or not!). He pushed the

envelope and thought “outside the box.” I learned so much from Lee and will forever be thankful to have been part of his “design team.” Robert E. Bagshaw, Jr., STARK Carpet Corporation Lee was intensely creative, and an expert at completing every task to his own high standard of perfection.

He was an old-school designer, in a way: he was current, but he was also a bridge to the past. Over the past twenty years we collaborated

with Bierly-Drake on so many projects. The result is a large body of work that we’ll use as a reference to guide our choices for years to come. Karen Gilman, Finelines

Lee’s mind just went and went and went, coming up with new solutions and showing us young designers new things. He was amazingly, over-the-top creative. I started working for Lee and Chris as an intern when I was in college; it was an amazing, wonderful experience. In their years together they’ve probably had upwards of fifty people work for them and

Lee had so much knowledge about architecture, design— about everything—and he was just bursting at the seams with it. He couldn’t resist trying to fill another person’s head with his knowledge. He couldn’t be contained, and that kept on right up until the end. He was just a giving soul.

So many of us get jaded and blasé. Lee never did. Gary McBournie, Gary McBournie Interior Design and Decoration

every one of them was treated like a son or daughter, nurtured that way. Jim Gauthier, Gauthier-Stacy

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Remembering Lee Bierly

and the room isn’t so boxy,” she says. • • • No matter the size of the room they’re standing in, some people just seem larger than life. Such was the case with Lee Bierly, who with Christopher Drake, his partner in business and in life, was a shining light in the New England design community. I remember Lee, who passed away in February, as wild and lovely and generous, with a low, breathy voice that promised high adventure. Within five minutes he’d take listeners from serious design business to somewhere else: highceilinged rooms in some imaginary palace of his heart. There was so much light in those rooms, so much space to play, so many enthusiasms to exchange! Goodbye, Lee . . . for now. • Keep in Touch Help us keep our fingers on the pulse of New England’s design community. Send your news to

New and Noteworthy Architect Peter Polhemus of Polhemus Savery DaSilva in Chatham, Massachusetts, enjoyed some firsts recently. At the 2011 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Polhemus was named National Custom Home Builder of the Peter Polhemus Year, a first for a New England firm and a first for an architect who is also a builder. Historic New England recently acquired a bronze reclining figure by Henry Moore for its Gropius House museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Cast in 1945, the sculpture is said to have been inspired by the crowded underground shelters Moore experienced during the bombing of London. The artist originally gave the piece to Walter Gropius and his second wife, Ise; it had been passed down to their daughter, Ati Gropius Johansen, who arranged for its return to Lincoln. Boston’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel was abuzz in late March as partygoers honored this year’s winners of ASID New England’s Excellence in Design Awards. Congratulations to Jerry Arcari of Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs, Stacy Garcia of Stacy Garcia Inc., Dennis Duffy of Duffy Design Group and Taniya Nayak of HGTV’s Designed to Sell.

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England Design Hall of Fame for so many reasons, but perhaps especially because of the money it raises that gets put to good use contributing to the education of our area’s budding designers. The funds raised at the 2010 awards gala brought designer Shashi Caan to Suffolk University’s NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN to help celebrate the announcement by the university of its new MFA program in interior architecture. Caan gave students, faculty and area design professionals an inspiring talk about the challenges that lie ahead for those in the field. Some 300 guests convened at Artists for Humanity in Boston for the second annual CARNIVAL OF DREAMS to benefit the Room to Dream Foundation in its work to provide healing environments for the area’s chronically ill children. NECN’s Jenny Johnson hosted the event, which featured celebrity auctioneer Should Susan Wornick from WCVB. your party be FIRST RUGS celebrated the comhere? Send photographs or high-resolution images, ing (finally!) of spring with Spring with information about the Floral Splash. Guests enjoyed drinks event and the people in the and hors d’oeuvres as they roamed photos, to New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, the company’s Danvers, MassachuBoston, MA 02118, or e-mail setts, showroom ogling both the images and information to gorgeous rugs and the magnificent pbodah@nehome arrangements created by florists inspired by the rugs. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay was the setting for the ASID New England’s gala celebrating the winners of the 2011 EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS. The party included a raffle to benefit the Room to Dream Foundation. Besides being a sponsor of the ASID awards, MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS also threw a luncheon party at their Natick, Massachusetts, showroom to honor the award winners, Jerry Arcari, Stacy Garcia, Dennis Duffy and Taniya Nayak.


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Hidden Kitchens of Portsmouth Tour The Hidden Kitchens of Portsmouth Tour is in its fifth year as a fundraiser for the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation. Seven unique kitchens—ranging from do-it-yourself to professionally designed and appointed projects—will be open to the public at various locations throughout Portsmouth. The tour features tastings along the way from local restaurants, caterers and merchants. Locations throughout Portsmouth, R.I.; (800) 929-1738; www.portsmouth; 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; $25

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The region’s finest designers express their creativity and style in room vignettes inspired by the Wenham Museum’s mission and life north of Boston. The show’s 2011 honorary chair is Jenny Johnson, host of NECN’s New England Dream House. A gala preview party on April 13 (6:30–9:30 p.m., $75) kicks off the event. Wenham Museum, Wenham, Mass.; (978) 468-2377;; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; $10–$15

Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection This exhibition features work in varying scales, illuminating the relationship between the human body and architecture. Whereas buildings function within the larger context of the built environment, all of the works in Building Blocks are experienced in relation to the constructed interior space of the museum gallery. RISD Museum of Art, Providence; (401) 454-6500;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sun.; $10

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BSA Lecture Series: Design and Construction Durability Matthew Bronski, the winner of the 2009 National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation, follows the footsteps of Roman architect, engineer, planner and master builder Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. Bronski observed more than two dozen historic buildings in Italy, deriving lessons on longterm durability and preservation. Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library–Copley Square, Boston; (617) 951-1433; lectureseries; 6 p.m.; free

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Northampton, Massachusetts (413) 586-3964 Leonard Baskin: Raptors May 15–September 30 An exhibit of prints, watercolors and sculpture

Portland, Maine (888) 772-2693 Maine Light June 2–25 New work by Greenhut Galleries artists

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Point of Departure: Works by Diane Bowie Zaitlin In June 2010, Saco artist Diane Bowie Zaitlin attended a residency at Great Spruce Head Island Art Week in Penobscot Bay. In the exhibit Point of Departure she provides a view of her creative process and the power of influence from a period of immersion in her artwork in a setting of intense beauty. The Saco Museum, Saco, Maine; (207) 283-3861; www.dyerlibrary

Boston (617) 450-4300 Sid Willis: The Color of Light May 12–June 4 An exhibition celebrating an epic career in color In Good Company June 9–June 30 Each artist represented by the gallery showcases one exemplary painting

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Boston (617) 266-8001 Leestemaker & Devine June 4–July 25 Mixed-media paintings by Luc Leestemaker and steel sculptures by Matt Devine

Clark Gallery Lincoln, Massachusetts (781) 259-8303 Picture Books June 7–July 30 A group exhibition of work in all media that features picture books within the composition

Charlestown Gallery Charlestown, Rhode Island (401) 364-0120 Summer Group Show June 18–July 11 Juried exhibit displaying one hundred quality American paintings

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Tour This year’s tour will feature eight private homes in several of Newton’s historic neighborhoods and villages. This is a great opportunity to view distinctive homes, innovative renovations, unique additions and inspiring interior and landscape design. Proceeds from the tour benefit Historic Newton. Newton, Mass.; (617) 796-1450; www.historic; noon–5 p.m.; $20–$35


Providence Preservation Society’s 32nd Annual Festival of Historic Houses Tour-goers will visit some of the most extraordinary houses on and around Blackstone Boulevard, on the East Side of Providence. The self-guided tour offers a behind-closed-doors glimpse into the private homes that give “the Boulevard” its rich history and sense of


Beacon Hill Art Walk This annual tour features original artwork along a path that winds through the historic neighborhood’s private gardens, alleyways and courtyards. Watercolors, oil paintings, sculpture and photographs will be available for purchase from more than 100 artists. Beacon Hill, Boston, www.beaconhill; noon–6 p.m.; free


Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Spring Consignment Auction Presenting fine art and objects from Provincetown and around the globe, this auction will include contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture pieces and high-quality collectibles. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Mass.; (508) 487-1750;; 7 p.m.

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The Newport Flower Show celebrates its sixteenth year as America’s premier summer flower show. Newport has long been a summer haven, and entertaining here is an art form; this year’s theme, “Entertaining Newport Style,” reflects a grace and sophistication as unique as the city herself. A Friday-night cocktail party (6 p.m.–9 p.m., $125–$165) kicks off the event. Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, R.I.; (401) 847-1000; www.newport; 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun.; $17–$25

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Tour This year’s theme is “The Magic in a Garden.” Light refreshments will be provided. Advance tickets are available in Orleans at Nory’s, Snow’s and Agway; day-of-tour tickets will be for sale at the Orleans Historical Society (at Main Street and School Road). Orleans, Mass.;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $20–$25

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Waterworks Empire Bathtub “This rectangular tub is classic and well scaled with exceptionally clean lines, and makes a great combination with vintage floor-mounted fittings.” WATERWORKS, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 951-2496, AND DANBURY, CONN., (203) 546-6265, WWW.WATERWORKS.COM



Diamond Spas Tub “The copper Japanese soaking tub looks beautiful here, partially surrounded by a walnut platform and stairs. I like the idea of ascending the stairs and descending into the tub, while soaking sitting upright looking out the window.” BILLIE BRENNER, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 348-2858, WWW.BILLIEBRENNERLTD.COM


Villeroy & Boch Aveo Tub “This is the ultimate pampering treat. It can be installed as a built-in, but its appeal is more obvious in a free-standing installation like this one with its marble platform and pebble tile insert.” THROUGH ROOMSCAPES LUXURY DESIGN CENTER

Paying attention to every detail of a project is a signature of William Caligari, whose firm has done design work for Canyon Ranch in both Arizona and Massachusetts and The Orchards in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in addition to its frequent residential projects. WILLIAM CALIGARI INTERIORS, GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS., (413) 528-3556, WWW.WILLIAMCALIGARI.COM

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Kohler Serpentine Bronze Sink “This sink brings exotic beauty to a Cohasset, Massachusetts, powder room. We installed it with a wall-mounted faucet for a clean look.” THROUGH ROOMSCAPES LUXURY DESIGN CENTER


Linkasink Vessel “The simple round geometry of this copper vessel sink reinforces the similar but larger soaking tub. The dark bronze-copper finish is leatherlike and adds softness to the water experience. The bowl is sculptural and strong while playing a supporting role to the room ensemble.” THROUGH LEE KIMBALL


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Onyx Stone Tile “Hand-selected onyx strips in warm hues installed within moldings on the wall create a unique ‘wow’ look for a powder room.” THROUGH ROOMSCAPES LUXURY DESIGN CENTER


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Martin Potter and Jon Hattaway, MJ Berries, Boston The exuberance with which Martin Potter and Jon Hattaway approach design shows up in living color in their work. For example, a sitting room in a combination of sunny yellow and luscious raspberry is as lovely as it is unexpected. Just two colors, red and white, dress a bedroom in the same house, but the blending of toile, floral, stripes and gingham creates a mood both playful and romantic. Much as they love color, though, the point is creating spaces that suit their clients. “One of my favorite projects is a house on the Cape that we did in fifteen shades of gray,” Hattaway says. “We pay such close attention,” Potter adds. “If you look at one of our projects you learn a great deal about the inhabitants.” He cites the time a client walked into the bedroom of his newly designed house and asked, “How did you know I like my closet on the left?” It’s a basic instinct, Potter says. “I had paid attention.” The work of MJ Berries (the name comes from their fondness for antique berry spoons and their love of berries) is as vibrant as the designers themselves. But make no mistake—in the end it’s the client’s personality that shines through. BOSTON, (617) 423-6100, WWW.MJBERRIESDESIGN.COM




1 Sala de Justicia, Alhambra, by Truman Seymour “Nothing brings vitality to an interior like original art. Always hang art that makes you utterly happy, or romantically overwhelmed or absolutely drains you of every tear you will ever shed. Seymour’s style reflects an exotic romanticism prevalent now in design. And the medium—watercolor—reflects a kind of quick, energetic quality that feels modern.” MARTHA RICHARDSON FINE ART, BOSTON, (617) 266-3321, WWW.MARTHARICHARDSONFINEART

2 Painted Shelves by Gilberto Palacios “Since interior design is becoming so democratic—John Derian for Target, and Martha everywhere—there’s no reason a not to give a simple, dorm-room bookcase stylish treatment. For the artist or artisan, art is always democratic. The creative desire to enhance is the artist’s work.” GATEWAY ARTS, BROOKLINE, MASS., (617) 734-1577, WWW.GATEWAYARTS.ORG


3 Sonia Rykiel Maison Fabric “Stripes reveal as much as they hide, and we love this floral-on-stripe. Fiercely strewn across the sensuous velvet, roses fall in both color and design as random as the stripes are regimented. The roses are scrubbed-on as if with pastel crayons, and the painterly style updates florals and stripes.” STARK, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 449-5506, WWW.STARKCARPET.COM

4 Nessa Side Table from MacRae “We like this table—which comes in cherry and ebony finishes—for both its convenience and the simplicity of its design. It brings new meaning to the axiom ‘Form over function.’ Here the form is the function.” LEE JOFA, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 428-0370, WWW.LEEJOFA.COM

5 Losa Corti Quilts “Tablecloths are in. Repurpose old embroidered sheets or an amazing quilt for covering a festive table. For spring, we love these vivid quilts from Lisa Corti to use as tablecloths. Don’t fret about matching a tablecloth to your room color. Go with riotous color, energy, vitality. Drab is out.” BELLEZZA HOME AND GARDEN, NEWTON, MASS., (617) 244-5330, WWW.BELLEZZAHOME.COM

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Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor Glazed and gorgeous, this new lamp by Boston-based artist Jill Rosenwald shows us what an experienced potter can do with subtle color and an age-old art. Rosenwald first developed the classic Hampton Links pattern to decorate her vases and bowls, but she loves how it looks on the base of this lamp, too. The light fixture’s diminutive size makes it perfect for a desk in a cheery space, but given the oval shape of both its body and its shade, I think it would look equally wonderful placed in a bookcase with treasured tomes and collections from afar. Details are everything for the designer, right down to the painted and glazed finial atop the shade. $390. HUDSON, BOSTON, (617) 292-0900, WWW.HUDSON-BOSTON.COM


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Erin Marvin, Managing Editor The MTV show Jersey Shore may give the Garden State a bad name, but the opposite is true for the Jersey chair, one of the newest designs from furniture maker Quentin Kelley. I’ve been following Kelley’s work for the past year or so; he was one of our 5 Under 40 winners in 2010. At his Milton, Massachusetts, studio, Kelley crafts beautiful, made-to-order modern furniture that looks deceptively simple but is actually quite innovative in its approach. According to Kelley, the design for the Jersey chair, shown here in maple, was based on an Italian-made “classic modern” dining chair, but with some of his own modifications. Ever-so-slightly tapered legs and visible joinery details keep the design from feeling staid, while the gently curved back invites lingering long after the meal is over. 21 × 21 × 39 INCHES. $3,500. INFUSION FURNITURE, MILTON, MASS., (617) 223-1181, WWW.INFUSIONFURNITURE.COM

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1 The Tuna washbasin from Laufen certainly didn’t get its name from the canned variety—its smooth, fluid curves lend a modern aesthetic to the traditional sink. The white ceramic vessel is available with or without a tap hole, allowing a faucet to be positioned in the sink or on an adjacent wall. Find it at WaterSpot showrooms.

3 How do we love thee? We can count seventy possible ways with the new Love Lighting program from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Select from five silhouettes and fourteen colors—including such luscious hues as apple, lilac, raspberry, honey gold and tangerine—to find the perfect lamp for your interior. BOSTON,

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2 Bath time has never seemed so appealing thanks to the Copper Leaf Piedmont bath from Sunrise Specialty. Inspired by the antique copper washtubs of the Old West, the freestanding basin’s steel skirt is overlaid with copper leaf. Available July 1 through F.W. Webb. RUTLAND, VT., (800) 622-4365, WWW.FWWEBB.COM

4 Everything is new at Addo Novo’s Boston showroom, which opened in March. The 4,400-square-foot South End studio carries more than twenty brands, including Vitra, Bensen, Herman Miller and Knoll. One of our favorite pieces is the sculptural Light extending table by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada, which seats up to fourteen when fully extended. BOSTON, (857) 284-7071, WWW.ADDONOVO.COM

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5 Not your mother’s collectibles, these one-of-a-kind ceramic robots from artist Shan Chang’s Play collection are a quirky alternative to Royal Doulton and Hummel. Available at Peng Furnishings, the figurines, with their mischievous grins, are “a play on what is trendy,” Chang says. We like the juxtaposition of modern subject and aged patina. BOSTON, (617) 521-8660, WWW.PENGFURNISHINGS.COM

6 Feast your eyes on SieMatic’s new BeauxArts.02 kitchen. (It’s not scheduled to launch until later this year, but we couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek.) This second-generation design is lighter and more linear than the original, incorporating such sumptuous materials as ebonized walnut, stainless steel, glass and polished nickel. BOSTON, (617) 585-9960, WWW.SIEMATIC.COM





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7 Roche Bobois debuted the Echoes collection by Italian architect and designer Mauro Lipparini at this year’s Maison & Objet. The company describes the line as “a play on formal resonance, where noble materials meet fine workmanship.” Fourteen feet in length, this large, straight sofa in nubuck leather is noble indeed. BOSTON, (617) 742-9611, WWW.ROCHE-BOBOIS.COM

9 The understated luxury of Loro Piana fabrics and cashmere carpets finds a new home at Antiques on 5 on TWO. Owner/designer Charles Spada calls the line “exquisite,” and we couldn’t agree more. A showroom expansion (opening by early June) will find these and Spada’s other high-end fabrics in their own 1,500square-foot area. BOSTON DESIGN CENTER,

11 The trick to setting a fashionable table? Turn to a fashion icon for help. As chic as one of her famed wrap dresses, the home collection from Diane von Furstenberg (available at Bloomingdale’s) is the newest way to entertain in style. Bold patterns and colors can be mixed and matched with ease. CHESTNUT HILL, MASS., (617) 630-6000, WWW.BLOOMINGDALES.COM

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8 Clearly Classic is the aptly named new line of occasional tables by famed interior design group White Webb for Donghia. Though the clear acrylic material lends a contemporary aesthetic, inspiration for the Arc table was derived from classic Roman arches, making it equally at home in modern and traditional interiors.

10These whimsical insect pillows from Jonathan Adler are creating quite a buzz this season. Adorned with a scarab, wasp or butterfly, each handmade needlepoint pillow has a wool front and velvet backing; the Bargello patterns are inspired by stained glass windows. These are the only insects we’d welcome inside our home!

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12 Meet Archie, one of the newest carpet designs from Angela Adams. Described as “an organic geometric design that brings happiness, beauty and comfort to the home,” the flat, hand-woven wool rug will make homeowners happy indeed with its neutral tones, a perfect fit for any palette. PORTLAND, MAINE, (800) 255-9454, WWW.ANGELAADAMS.COM

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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes

THE SHAPE OF THINGS PAGES 58–60 Landscape designer: Scot Indermuehle, Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 4433638, Pool contractor: Aquaknot Pools, Weymouth, Mass., (800) 287-7705, Cabana contractor: J.F. Sirois Architectural Woodwork, Haverhill, Mass., (978) 372-3792

GLOBAL WARMTH PAGES 74–81 Architect: Michael T. Gray, Carpenter & MacNeille, Essex, Mass., (978) 768-7900, Interior designer: John De Bastiani, John De Bastiani Decoration and Design, Boston, and West Hollywood, Calif., (310) 882-9117, Landscape architect: Laura Gibson, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., (978) 526-8790, Builder: Don Tison, Carpenter & MacNeille Cabinetry and millwork: Ian Mentasti, Stephen Terhune Woodworking, Essex, Mass., (978) 768-0106, Pages 74–75: Teak furniture by Kingsley-Bate, Manassas, Va., (703) 361-7000, www.kingsley, with fabric by Perennials through Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660,; wicker sofa and chair from Treillage, New York City, (212) 535-2288, treillage. Pages 76–77: O.Henry House love seats and Laura Richard ottoman from Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, www.s5boston .com; carpet from Stark, Boston Design Center, (617) 357-5525,; sofa from Boston Upholstery, Canton, Mass., (781) 8285501, with fabric by Brunschwig & Fils, Boston Design Center, (617) 348-2855, www.brunschwig .com; side tables from Vaughan through Webster & Company; David Iatesta coffee table from Studio 534; mirror, garden seats and seascape painting all from Alexander Westerhoff Antiques, Essex, Mass., (978) 768-3830, www.westerhoff; floor lamps from Visual Comfort, Houston, Texas, (713) 686-5999, www.visua; sconces from Galerie des Lampes, Paris, 33-(0)1-40-20-14-14, www.galeriedes; foyer sofa from Antiques on 5, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-0008,; rug from Michaelian & Kohlberg, Boston, (617) 426-7800, www; stair carpet from Steven King, Boston Design Center, (617) 426-3302, www; serpentine mirror from the Carvers’ Guild, West Groton, Mass., (978) 4483063, Pages 78–79: Breakfast room chandelier from Richard Mulligan through Webster & Company; table from Rooms & Gardens, Santa Barbara, Calif., (805) 965-2424, www.roomsandgardens. com; chairs from Barton Sharpe, New York City, (646) 935-1500,; wallcovering by Peter Dunham through Studio 534; curtain fabric by Nobilis through Webster & 142 New England Home May/June 2011

Company, made by Architexture/Christopher Robert Workroom, Boston, (617) 822-2543; dining table and sideboard from Alexander Westerhoff Antiques; side chairs by Hickory Chair, New York City, (212) 725-3776, www.hickory; host chairs by Burton-Ching from MGeough, Boston Design Center, (617) 451-1412,; chair fabric from Clarence House through Webster & Company; lantern by Vaughan Lighting through Webster & Company; Chinese engravings from Roger Lussier, Boston, (617) 536-0069; kitchen stool by Barton Sharpe; powder room sconces from Urban Electric Company, Charleston, S.C., (843) 7238140,; wallcovering by Carleton V through Webster & Company; vanity from Longobardi Furniture, Norwood, Mass., (781) 440-0700; mirror by Nate Ricketts Designs, San Diego, Calif., (949) 294-0557, Page 80: Armchair and sofa by Boston Upholstery with Ralph Lauren Home fabric, Beverly Hills, Calif., (310) 281-7200, www.ralphlauren; rope lamps by Peter Dunham from Hollywood at Home, Los Angeles, (310) 2736200,; coffee table by Michael Smith through Studio 534; lanterns by Paul Ferrante, Los Angeles, (323) 653-4142,; curtain fabric by Carleton V through Webster & Company; sconces by Chameleon Fine Lighting from Thomas Lavin, Los Angeles, (310) 278-2456, www.chameleon; game table chair from Milling Road through Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Boston Design Center, (617) 439-4876, www.baker.kohler, with fabric by Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0370, Page 81: Headboard fabric by Chelsea Textiles through Studio 534; chairs by Mitchell Gold, Boston, (617) 266-0075, www.mitchellgold; chair, bed pillow and curtain fabrics from Clarence House through Webster & Company; lamps from Rooms & Gardens; bench by Boston Upholstery; carpet from Stark.

A STUDY IN ELEGANCE PAGES 82–89 Architect: John Tankard, John R. Tankard III Architect, Waban, Mass., (617) 965-0200, Interior designer: Nannette Lewis, Nannette Lewis Interiors, Chestnut Hill, Mass., (617) 7393004 Builder: Eddy O’Connell, O’Connell Design Build, Winchester, Mass., (781) 729-2449 Art framing: Roger Lussier, Lussier Lajoie Framing, Boston, (617) 536-0069 Drapery: Drape It, Waltham, Mass., (781) 2091912, Pages 83–85: Carpet from Stark, Boston Design Center, (617) 357-5525,; upholstered chairs and sofa from Henry B Urban/Delta Upholsterers, New York City, (212) 489-3308; Great Plains curtain fabric from Holly Hunt through Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660, www.webster; center table from Carl Todisco Antiques, Boston, (617) 357-5050. Page 86: Sconces by Kerry Joyce through The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-

2526,; mirror from Antiques on Five, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-0008,; chairs from ICON Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 4280655, with upholstery from Edelman Leather, Boston Design Center, (617) 330-1244, www; rug from Stark; table from Dessin Fournier through The Martin Group. Page 87: Photography from Archy LaSalle Fine Art Photography, Boston, (617) 926-1820, (617) 835-8802,; banquette and ottoman by Drape It in Edelman Leather. Pages 88–89: Chinese screen from Alexander Westerhoff Antiques, Essex, Mass., (978) 7689153,; sofa from ICON Group with Clarence House velvet from Webster & Company; armless sofa from Henry B Urban/Delta Upholsterers with Holland & Sherry fabric from B.Hive, Boston Design Center, (617) 790-6350,; Rose Tarlow coffee table from Webster & Company; carpet from Stark; chair and ottoman from Henry B Urban/Delta Upholsterers with F. Schumacher fabric, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-9165,; clock from Hyland/Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Mass., (508) 771-3070,; carpet from Stark.

THE JOYS OF SUMMER PAGES 90–99 Architect: William H. Soupcoff, TMS Architects, Portsmouth, N.H., (603) 436-4274, www.tms Interior designers: Juliana Marriott and Sandi Thompson, Liberty Rose Design, Framing and exterior finish work: John Dube and Randy Fournier, Headwall Construction, Wolfeboro, N.H., (603) 569-6971, www Interior finish work: Aaron Rodrigue, Mountain Woodwrights Construction, Gilmanton, N.H., (603) 682-1324 Landscape designer: Kenny Keith, Keith & Son Landscaping, Damascus, Md., (301) 253-5440, Masonry: Kevin French Stone Masonry, Wolfeboro, N.H., (603) 569-6099 Page 90: Staircase by Nick Tsimekles, Colonial Woodworking, Bradford, N.H., (603) 938-5131, Pages 92–93: Sofa, chairs and fabrics from Wesley Hall, Hickory, N.C., (828) 324-7466, www; living room rug from Asmara, Waltham, Mass., (781) 894-1434, www.asmara; yacht model on mantel from Randall Tysinger Antiques, High Point, N.C., (877) 5240080, Page 94: Dining room rug from Asmara; dining chair fabric by Cowtan & Tout, New York City, (212) 753-4488, Page 95: Kitchen cabinetry by Noah Tremblay Architectural Millwork, Newfields, N.H., (603) 773-9900. Page 96–97: Outdoor furniture from Brown Jordan, New York City, (212) 593-1390, www Page 98: Family room bar from Red Baron Antiques, Atlanta, Ga., (404) 252-3770, www; library millwork by Bob Fish, Pittsford Mills Cabinetmakers, Pittsford, Vt., (802) 483-6106,; rug from Saxony Carpet Company, New York City, (212) 755-7100, Page 99: Bed linens from Legacy, High Point, N.C., (703) 830-6818,

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Architects: Lee Grutchfield and Rolf Kielman, TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design, Burlington, Vt., (802) 658-2775, www.truex Interior designer: Kim Deetjen and Rebekah Bose, TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design Builder: Dan Morris, Roundtree Construction, New Haven, Vt., (802) 453-4044, www.round Landscape architect: H. Keith Wagner, Burlington, Vt., (802) 864-0010, Page 102: Rug from Stark, Boston Design Center, (617) 357-5525,; sofa and lounge chairs by Barclay Furniture, Holyoke, Mass., (413) 536-8084, upholstered in Glant chenille through Webster & Company, Boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660, www.webster; Holly Hunt D’Orsay cocktail table through Webster & Company; side table by Bill Sofield for Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Boston Design Center, (617) 439-4876, www.baker.kohler; chandelier on porch by Bodner, Ventura, Calif., (805) 676-1506, www.bodner Page 103: Runner by Decorative Carpets, Los Angeles, (310) 859-6333, www.decorative; McGuire lounge chairs through MGeough, Boston Design Center, (617) 451-1412,, upholstered in Jane Shelton fabric through Webster & Company; side table by Robert Bristow through Pucci, New York City, (212) 633-0452, Page 104: Chandelier by Bodner; ceramic lamps by Simon Pearce, (802) 295-2711,; dining table, chairs and bar stools by Beeken Parsons, Shelburne, Vt., (802) 985-2913, Page 105: Pendants by Conant Metal & Light, Burlington, Vt., (802) 658-4482, www.conant, and Church & Maple Glass Studio, Burlington, Vt., (802) 863-3880, Page 107: Area rug through Steven King, Boston Design Center, (617) 426-3302, www; Barbara Barry tub chair and ottoman through Baker Knapp & Tubbs, upholstered in Highland Court velvet, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-6991, www.highlandcourt; bed bench fabric by Cowtan & Tout through The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526,; cherry bed and nightstand from Maple Corner Woodworks, Calais, Vt., (802) 229-4985, www; Miranda Thomas lamp through ShackletonThomas, Bridgewater, Vt., (802) 672-5175, www.shackletonthomas .com; window treatments by Bovey Steers Design Group, Concord, Mass., (978) 369-5056, •



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WESTON, MA. This Queen-Anne style estate features Art Nouveau and Craftsman details throughout. Originally built in 1870 and extensively restored. With four levels of living, a separate carriage house and stunning landscaping. $5,950,000. Paige Yates / Kathryn Alphas-Richlen, 781.894.5555

WINCHESTER, MA. Majestic Mystic Lake direct-waterfront residence with 15+ rooms and original details throughout. Four living levels, kitchen/family room, tranquil master suite, guest quarters with separate entrance, stunning landscaping and a private dock. $2,250,000. Dorothea Feffer, 781.729.7290

DOVER, MA. 26-acre estate located in one of Dover’s finest neighborhoods and is connected to the local trail network. Comprised of rolling lawns, woodland and 2 scenic ponds, a main residence, guest cottage, recreation lodge, carriage house, pool, tennis court and a buildable lot. $7,499,000. Jonathan Radford, 617.335.1010

LEXINGTON, MA. Stunning custom-built Meriam Hill Colonial set on a 31,617-square-foot lot located steps to the Fiske Elementary School. A family room with a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a walkout lower level. $2,995,000. James G. Nagle, 781.862.2600

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Herrick & White, Ltd. 119

Prospect Hill Antiques 55

Hope’s Windows Inside front cover

Providence Preservation Society 143

Horner Millworks 133

Provincetown Art Association and Museum 139

Housewright Construction 68–69 Prudential Connecticut Realty 150 Howell Custom Building Group 70–71 Quidley & Company 53

Atlantic Design Center 6–7

Hutker Architects 41

Audio Video Intelligence 56

J Barrett & Company Real Estate 148

Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc. 12

J. Todd Galleries 24

BayPoint Builders 64–65

Jenn-Air 11

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Katherine Field and Associates, Inc. 27

Boston Architectural College 125

Kelly Taylor Interior Design 137

Boston Design Center 15

Kinlin Grover 149

Boston Green Realty 150

Kitchen Views 35

Bradford Design, Inc. 66–67

L Design Group 139

Breese Architects 46

LaBarge Custom Home Building 72–73

Cabinet Gallery, Ltd. 135

Landry & Arcari 49

Susan Dearborn Interiors 43

California Closets 10

LDa Architects & Interiors 57

Susan Shulman Interiors 21

Classic Kitchens & Interiors 131

League of N.H. Craftsmen 131

Taste Design, Inc. 143

Coldwell Banker—Concord 149

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 2–3

Thomas J. O’ Neill, Inc. 25

Coldwell Banker Previews International 144–145

Lynn Creighton Realtor 150

Thoughtforms 30

Marble and Granite, Inc. 29

TMS Architects 8

Marvin Windows 39

Triad Associates, Inc. 116–117

Maverick Integration Corp 127

Walker Interiors 32

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 1

William Raveis Real Estate 146–147

Morehouse MacDonald & Associates 37

Winston Flowers 110

New England Architectural Finishing 127

Xtreme Audio & Video 109

Colony Rug Company 59 Cottage and Bungalow 123 Creative Art Furniture 51

R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc. 63 RiverBend & Company 61, 133 Robert Wallace Real Estate 150 Sanford Custom Homes 123 SEA-DAR Construction 135 Snow and Jones Inside back cover South Shore Millwork 26 Stonegate Gardens 114–115 Sudbury Design Group 4–5

Cumar, Inc. 45 Cutting Edge Systems 22 Daher Interior Design 9 The Newport Club 137 David Sharff Architect, P.C. 16 North Shore Design Show 129 Decorating Den Interiors 47 Northern Lights Landscape 112–113 Domus, Inc. 13 Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 62 Dover Rug 19 Paul White Woodcarving 128 Ferguson 17 Peabody Supply Company 111 First Rugs, Inc. 31 Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 50 FurnitureConsignment.Com 139 The Granite Group 108

Ponders Hollow Custom Moulding & Flooring 121

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Sketch Pad Design ideas in the making

I made a series of tables that were meant to be utilitarian as well as sculptural. This is a coffee table taken from that series. After careful consideration of design and material, I combined glass, steel and wood. The idea was to create an overall form where all components relied on each other both structurally and compositionally. Keeping the design simple and clear was very important. The linear, cantilevered appearance of the table comes from a thick slab of glass that slides into an old reclaimed barn beam at one end and, toward the other end, sits on top of two pins. This creates a form blending balance and open space. I try to stay true to the idea of “less is more� by making tables with few parts, understandable connections and interesting materials. JACOB KULIN, KULIN MODERN, SOUTH BOSTON, MASS., (617) 269-1222, WWW.KULINMODERN.COM


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