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Summer Delights

Easy, Breezy Maine Lake Camp Style July–August 2013

Cape Cod Poetry in Cedar and Steel


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L a n d s c a p e A r c h i t e c t u r e | C o n s t r u c t i o n | E s tat e C a r e

From the Editor

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ne thing we editorial sorts think about frequently is stereotypes. I don’t mean social or racial or gender stereotypes in this case—not that those don’t get their own share of consideration—but stereotypes in the realm of design and creative thinking. A good illustration of what I mean is the thematic content of this issue. Few people will be greatly surprised to see us putting out a July–August issue that meditates on casual style, the outdoors and waterfront living. But, across all the nooks and crannies of New England and among the myriad families who have created homes or getaways to take full advantage of the portion of our year that isn’t chilly (or at least mostly isn’t chilly—rare are the summers that don’t include a few nights when a fire is still very welcome), the number of different things casual or summery or waterfront can mean is astonishing. Gorgeous and iconic as they are, we wouldn’t want simply to publish a parade of grand, Shingle-style cottages sitting directly on the shore, each complete with infinity-edge pool couched in lush, blue hydrangeas, looking out across the waves. What about the special aura of those

The Many Faces of Summer Cape Cod houses tucked further inland, among the scrub, where the sea manifests itself mostly via the limpid light and that delicious scent of salt and seaweed drifting up the paths between the dunes? Who wouldn’t want to consider a few weekends, or a few months, spent on a tiny spit of land jutting into a quiet Maine lake, surrounded only by pine needles, ground squirrels and the occasional loon? Or what about perching youself atop a rocky bluff with a bustling town harbor spread panoramically below? Perhaps worn decking and wet bathing suits aren’t your thing; why not set an elegant table

for tea or a light supper out on the stone terrace instead, or take visitors for a stroll along your own private cliff walk? You see what I mean? There’s no doubt about how instantly attractive the triedand-true can be, but as a self-respecting design publication we owe it to our readers and ourselves to explore the byways, too, and show how endless and individual are the means clever designers employ to interpret universal ideas about the season. Did we achieve the right mix of place and feeling, of style and color, to enrich your experience of New England summer? I hope so. —Kyle Hoepner

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In This Issue

July–August 2013 Volume 8, Issue 6




Featured Homes 72 In Nature’s Embrace Designed to hug the landscape rather than stand out from it, a Martha’s Vineyard summer home forges a close connection with its spectacular location. Architecture: Hutker Architects / Interior design: Heather Wells, Wells + Fox / Landscape design: Gregory Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design / Photography: Michael Partenio / Text: Susan Kleinman / Produced by Stacy Kunstel

80 Above it All Perched above a picturesque Massachusetts harbor, a thoughtfully renovated house wears a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary style Architecture: John Margolis / Interior design: Starr Daniels, SD Home / Landscape design: Lolly Gibson, Laura Gibson Landscape Design / Photography: Michael J. Lee / Text: Megan Fulweiler / Produced by Stacy Kunstel

Find more at Our editors and a fascinating lineup of guest blog­gers share beautiful photography, design ideas and advice five days a week on the New England Home Design Blog The site also features ongoing content updates, where you’ll encounter house tours, interviews and commentary, beforeand-after stories, and other special items for lovers of great home design Sign up for our Design Discoveries editorial ­e-newsletter and get weekly updates on luxury home style, including the latest products, upcoming events and green ideas

88 Open Minded A thought-provoking home on the outer Cape embraces the natural beauty that surrounds it. Architecture: Maryann Thompson, Maryann Thompson Architects / Landscape design: C. Elaine Brubaker, Brubaker Landscape Design / Photography: Keller + Keller / Text: Stacy Kunstel / Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

96 Lakeside Lovely The relaxed comfort of a traditional camp building and the breezy chic of today’s more modern design come together in a Maine getaway. Architect: Art Dioli, Olson Lewis + Architects / Interior designer: Kristina Crestin, Kristina Crestin Design / Photography: James R. Salomon / Text: Erin Marvin / Produced by Kyle Hoepner

On the cover: Hutker Architects, interior design firm Wells + Fox and landscape architect Gregory Lombardi teamed up to create this haven on Martha’s Vineyard. Photograph by Michael Partenio. To see more of this home, turn to page 72.

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Art, Design, History, Landscape 23 Elements: Global Appeal Design inspiration from around the world. DESIGN Source at Reconstructure, Providence. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ


34 Artistry: Nailing It In John Bisbee’s hands something as common as a metal spike becomes a thing of uncommon beauty. By David Corriveau / Photography by Luc Demers

40 Metropolitan Life: A Sea Change Accustomed to cruising the world on a yacht, an adventurous couple decides to drop anchor in a cozy, urbane Newport home. By Maria LaPiana / Photography by Sam Gray

46 In Our Backyard: Simply Perfect New England’s best designers turn to Masterpiece Woodworks for bespoke furnishings that add the final, special touch to their spaces. By Louis Postel Special Marketing Sections: Industry Leaders 57

People, Places, Events, Products 112 Trade Secrets: Magical Design Moments Comings and goings (and a few surprises) in New England’s design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL 122 Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design.

Coastal Living 105

126 Perspectives The colors of summer, reflected in beautiful things for the home chosen by New England designers. Edited by Paula M. Bodah 134 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. By Kaitlin Madden 137 Premier Properties Notable homes for sale in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA 144 Gallery Lushly planted containers prove good things come in small packages.

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153 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 158 Advertiser Index 160 Sketch Pad Seed pods found on a hike lead to the start of a new collection by Rhode Island glass artist Tracy Glover.

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Editor-in-Chief Kyle Hoepner Homes Editor Stacy Kunstel Senior Editor Paula M. Bodah Managing and Online Editor Kaitlin Madden Associate Editor Erin Marvin


Contributing Editors Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz Karin Lidbeck Brent Louis Postel Contributing Designer J Porter Contributing Writers Regina Cole, Caroline C ­ unningham, Megan Fulweiler, Robert Kiener, Maria LaPiana, Nathaniel Reade, Christine Temin Contributing Photographers Trent Bell, Robert Benson, Bruce Buck, Tria Giovan, Sam Gray, John Gruen, Keller + Keller, Michael J. Lee, Laura Moss, Michael Partenio, Greg Premru, Eric Roth, James R. Salomon, Brian Vanden Brink /////

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Nailing It In John Bisbee’s hands something as common as a metal spike becomes a thing of uncommon beauty. ///////////

By David Corriveau Photography by Luc Demers


t 200 pounds each, these tumbleweeds need more than a spring breeze to start their journey from this converted factory overlooking Maine’s Androscoggin River to that new federal courthouse in the Arizona desert. So less than a week before he will fly west to oversee the installation of his current commission, sculptor John Bisbee is cheering on his younger brother, Charlie, and his former Bowdoin College art-student-turned-assistant, Sam Gilbert, while, one by one, they roll eighteen balls of Above: Ridge (1999), welded twelve-inch spikes. Right: Vort (2012), welded twelve-inch spikes.

foot-long bright common spikes—all the nails radiating from a metal core—up the ramp of a rental truck, and arrange the balls so they won’t roll en route to Yuma. “It does my body good to see you guys hurting yours,” the forty-eight-year-old Bisbee observes, before adding, “I’m officially old. My body hurts.” That can happen when you spend most of your adulthood midwifing your brainchildren into

one-ton, three-dimensional life by welding, melting, bending, compressing and stretching nails and spikes. Bisbee settled on that medium while earning his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Alfred University in New York during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and refined it during a subsequent stint at Maine’s Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. At least with the pain came gain. “I can’t think of another artist who has wrestled so many languages of expression from a single motif,” says Bowdoin art professor Mark Wethli, who encouraged Bisbee to apply for a part-time opening

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as art lecturer at the liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine, in the mid-1990s. “In his hands, a twelve-inch nail can be everything from a rigid truss to a wiry strand to a juicy paint stroke of sorts to a branding iron to a fragile flower.” At the Shelburne Museum in northwest Vermont, director Tom Denenberg keeps a few stems of Bisbee’s fragile flowers—some in full petal, others still shyly closed, all twenty inches longer than the spikes from which Bisbee grew them—on his desk. Through the rest of the spring, and then through summer and fall, Bisbee will cultivate a gardenful as part of this coming January’s inaugural show in the second-floor gallery of the Shelburne’s new Center for Art and Education. “I wanted to do a contemporary project, with a link to our history here,” Denenberg says, “With our blacksmith shop, I figured there was a resonance there. The way John works with wrought iron and fire, it kind of clicks with what we’re trying to do.” Denenberg clicked with Bisbee while curating the sculptor’s 2008 retrospective show, “Bright Common Spikes” for Maine’s Portland Museum of Art. “He came in with a box of records and a turntable, and sat in the space for a couple of days, spinning records,” Denenberg recalls. “Then we’d go to a bar and spin ideas. That’s him kind of finding his road map.

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“The second week was a mad rush to get it all done. But it was a privilege to get sucked into it. It’s kind of like a hurricane.” After Skowhegan, Bisbee weathered what he describes as “a long period of beautiful struggle in my mid-twenties and into my thirties,” until he crossed paths with Wethli at the MacDowell art colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in the fall of 1995. Within the year, the greater-Boston– born and –bred Bisbee found himself coaxing and coaching Bowdoin students to express themselves through the sculpting of bamboo, newspaper, old shoes and whatever other medium worked for them. And he found a home for his own creative process at Brunswick’s Fort Andross Mill complex. In a tiny, groundfloor workshop, Bisbee reimagines and reincarnates bright common spikes. In a second-floor studio, he keeps pieces still waiting to find an audience. And on the fourth floor of the mill’s west wing, he arranges his exhibits in the wide-open space he shares with fellow artists and acolytes. “I’ve been blessed,” the wiry, John Brown–bearded Bisbee says. “This Bowdoin thing, it’s like a faucet on the Fountain of Youth. I only teach in the fall semester, so I’m fresh, and I can make art for nine months of the year. It’s the best of both worlds.” • EDITOR’S NOTE To see more of John Bisbee’s work, go to

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got us straight away. We didn’t interview anyone else; we just went with our gut instinct.” For his part, Duffy was intrigued by the project. “It’s a modest home with three floors, sitting right off the sidewalk, in a neighborhood of similarly plain, wooden structures,” he says. “It was newly renovated, but had no personality. “For inspiration, they showed me photos of very cool, edgy, chic hotel rooms they’d stayed in,” he adds. “They wanted the home to be sophisticated, but comfortable. Contemporary but not austere.” At forty and thirty-five, respectively, Craig and Lara say they’re not quite through with their nomadic existence, so they wanted to be sure the house wouldn’t be outdated by the time they are ready to move in for good. Life aboard a yacht definitely informed the couple’s decisions. Says Lara: “The yacht’s owners have a beautiful concept

of interior design. Everything is always meticulously clean, with fine lines and no clutter. We wanted that, but also wanted color and patterns that invited people to relax.” The challenge for Duffy, who typically designs larger homes, was starting from scratch. “They didn’t have anything at all, and these were small, irregular spaces,” he says. The renovation was well done, Duffy notes, with architectural details suited to

the look the couple was after. They opted for an overall neutral palette with a few colorful surprises and mostly custom furnishings. The open-plan first floor features wainscoting and wide-plank pine floors; Duffy covered the walls with a textural hemp grasscloth. The living area in front is anchored by a custom sofa, built to fit the snug space and covered in natural linen. The case goods, including a media cabinet designed specifically for Craig’s

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homeowners were drawn to the unassuming facade of the house. A home office is tucked in under the third-floor eaves. A Restoration Hardware chaise got a new covering of cushy taupe suede. The L-shaped bedroom was made more intimate and modern with a tufted, upholstered headboard, deep purple walls and green and lavender accents.

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electronic equipment, are a mix of modern lines and polished woods. Most of the carpets throughout the home are custom, and all of the lighting is new. Duffy kept treatments on the large windows simple with shades installed within the frames. The designer served up a little whimsy in the dining area by lighting a zinctopped table with a fixture made of hanging silverware. The dining chairs sport a print fabric on the back for a bit of added dash. For the L-shaped second-floor master bedroom, Duffy painted two walls a deep shade of purple then introduced lavender and green accents and a silk-and-wool rug to soften the space. Narrow tiered tables of walnut with nickel-finished stanchions, designed by Duffy, fit perfectly in the limited space to each side of the couple’s queen-size bed. In summing up thetemplate:Layout home’s vibe, the 1 Half Horizontal designer says, “We started with a very vanilla box. I think we gave it personality

and individuality, based on who the homeowners are. There’s an urban edge to it, but I don’t think it conflicts with the architectural envelope.” Lara and Craig agree, emphatically. Lara says they’re pleased the decor is neither a hodgepodge nor too matchy-matchy. The couple still spends most of their time traveling. “For now,” Lara says, “it’s our holiday home.” In the meantime, the couple can sail smoothly, knowing their stateside home awaits. • 6/12/13

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however, one is clearly missing—the contemporary style. Because there really is not much to see in a contemporary leg. It looks almost too simple and, of course, that is the idea. The leg is stripped down to pure silhouette, an elegant profile. And while those clean lines so favored today look simple, they can be, in reality, the most complex to pull off. Perhaps there is no greater challenge to custom woodworkers today than making simple furniture. ­Richard Hulme and Daryl Evans have been honing their craft as partners in Masterpiece Woodworks for thirty years now. The two men, both fifty-six, met in shop class at Framingham South High School. “Those were in the days when regular high schools had shop class,” says Evans. “And I just fell in love with it. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” Today, he’s responsible for constructing the company’s pieces, while Hulme

is the expert on finishing them. The team also includes master craftsman Robert Waterman and creative director Beth Bourque. Pieces in various stages of production fill the workshop, from silver-leafed side tables to ceiling-high, glass-fronted bars in cerused walnut to French deco-inspired credenzas and a side table so stripped down and geometric it seems lifted directly from one of the CAD drawings lying close by. (The only thing they do not make is seating. “Too many ergonomic complexities,” says Evans. ) “We were just going over the design of this contemporary side table,” explains Hulme, who with Evans and Bourque will spend hours working out the details. “We are trying to figure out how best to tie the shagreen top into the table’s apron of Above: Tools of the trade include gilded, carved

moldings (back), upside-down brass sabots for furniture legs (mid-ground) and shiny pulls (foreground). Left: A Regency-style pedestal dining table in mahogany with gilded trim.

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abriole legs, Louis XVI legs, fluted and reeded legs, legs trimmed with bronze collars, legs with brass toe pieces called sabots, legs with a barley spiral twist ... Legs and more legs stride across the loft wall at Masterpiece Woodworks in Avon, Massachusetts. Of all the imaginable leg styles,

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ripped oak, the shadow lines, whether the horizontal grain meeting the vertical grain ought to be mitered here and not there.” “When you’re doing contemporary styles—the styles of today—there is really no place to hide,” adds Evans. “All wood naturally changes and shifts, which in the end affects the finish. In traditional styles you can always use a piece of trim to hide where that wood is joined, but not with contemporary.”

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“Custom always starts with the finish,” says Hulme. “If, for example, a designer is looking for a contemporary silhouette, which is increasingly the case these days, using an intensely grained wood might be the wrong choice to begin with. Instead, we might suggest a quarter-sawn lumber, which yields a straighter, more modern grain pattern.” 6/12/13 2:49 PM Page 1 Finishing touches include using organic resins and French polishing techniques.

“Polyurethane finishes can look cloudy and plastic, but ours look and feel richer, because they are organic,” Hulme says. A loyal handful of New England’s top designers, including William Hodgins, Manuel de Santaren, Eugene Lawrence and Meichi Peng, commission Masterpiece pieces, and it shows in the bespoke nature of their interiors. Celeste Cooper, who may be best known for defining the contemporary look in many Boston interiors, has often called on the company’s level of expertise to help her get the welltailored, crisp look she is known for. Now based in New York, Cooper asked

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From far left: A serpentine-front chest with ebony veneers. A reproduction midcentury French desk in dyed, figured anigre has a leather inset top and nickel-plated trim. A bar cabinet with a faux-bamboo finish. The Masterpiece Woodworks team, left to right, Richard Hulme, Daryl Evans, Robert Waterman and Beth Bourque.

matte finish he created by using ragged-on stains applied in many coats. Though the faux vellum and the real thing are indistinguishable, Hulme was apprehensive as he shipped the panels to New York. He knew he was pushing the Masterpiece for twelve large panels envelope for this special finished in goatskin vellum to adorn the client. “I said to myself, ‘Oh, boy, we are foyer walls of her Fifth Avenue apartgoing to hear about this one,’ but we ment. The price Bourque calculated for never did, so it must have worked out.” real goatskin would have been astrothings nomical, so Hulme did some experimentHuth_JA13_1.00:Layout 1 5/29/13 3:21Working PM Page 1 out on a daily basis is a constant challenge for Hulme, Evans and ing and value engineering. Finally, he Bourque. The seemingly endless chorus devised another option: faux vellum, a

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On May 2, New England Home welcomed advertisers to the gorgeous Carter Dayton Home store in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A warm spring night brought out a great crowd, while scented candles inside the 6,000-square-foot store set the mood for a fabulous evening of mixing and mingling among local trade professionals. Guests noshed on appetizers and sipped wine as they explored the store’s beautiful furniture, lighting, area rugs, antiques, art accessories and gifts. At the end of the evening, one lucky attendee walked away with a wonderful raffle prize: two scented candles from the store.


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Jennifer Palumbo y team and I embrace the challenge of designing unique, customized living spaces for each of our clients. We strive to gracefully integrate the interiors, the architecture and the personality of our clients on every project. We are motivated each day by bringing peace and happiness to clients through creating spaces that enable them to relax and rejuvenate, while feeling inspired, in their homes. With a strong attention to detail and sophisticated use of color, texture and form, our interiors have a high level of integrity. We believe in the purity of simplicity and balance in our design work. Our design team is educated, motivated and eager to create interiors with style in our community. We have had the pleasure to collaborate with some amazing clients and industry professionals and are proud to be a part of the talented design community in New England!


Whimsical bunk bedroom designed for a weekend home in the mountains. The perfect escape for the young overflow guests! Photo by Michael J Lee.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? I am proud to say that I do not have a “style.� I am completely open-minded when it comes to design. I appreciate design on so many levels that, to me, it is a matter of editing and composing an environment for a particular personality, lifestyle or location. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME? What sold us on our current home was the outdoor loggia and terrace. From April to October, the doors are always open and the kids and dog are in and out all day. It is my favorite place to be for happiness and relaxation. We read, play, eat, entertain and relax out there all season. DO YOU HAVE A COVETED ITEM? I have an affinity for leather, hide, shagreen and alpaca. I adore the dynamic nature that these textures can add to a space. There are so many great natural and faux options available to us in the industry, which we are thrilled about. Kyle Bunting, Edelman Leather and Sandra Jordan are some of my favorites! WHAT IS YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION? I am drawn to barn structures because of their simplicity and scale. I would love to collaborate with a client who wants to renovate an old barn into an open, loft-style living space using natural, reclaimed and environmentally conscious materials.

A warm welcoming entry foyer in a historic family home. The fresh updated furnishings keep the space vibrant. Photo by Richard Mandelkorn.

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Patrick Ahearn, AIA atrick Ahearn, AIA, specializes in historically motivated architecture and interior design. Over the past thirty-eight years, his volume of finely crafted and detailed residential work spans a multitude of classic styles of architecture, from city townhouses to island homes. Offices in both the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston and on the island of Martha’s Vineyard provide a rich and fertile background for the creation of classical, timeless architecture, appropriate and in scale to each locale. The firm’s work covers a broad spectrum of projects in the United States, including master planning, new construction, historic renovation and restoration. To each of his projects, Mr. Ahearn and his team of architects and designers bring a highly educated knowledge of classic architecture coupled with a keen sense of how people live today, which in turn produces homes that are timeless and responsive to the needs of today’s lifestyles.


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WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? I collect classic cars of the 1950s and 1960s. They convey the style and spirit of another time in America when cars were more than just transportation, they provided Americans a way to experience color and design in a new way. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? My approach is one that I call non-ego-driven architecture. If I’m successful at my job, you shouldn’t be able to tell that I was ever there. My older houses maintain the patina of age but function for today, and my new homes evoke the spirit and patina of an older home. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? My favorite city is Boston. I love the scale of the city, the unique neighborhoods, the waterfront and the revitalized South Boston. The culture and history are enlivening. DO YOU HAVE COVETED ITEM? My most coveted item is perhaps my 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe. It’s dolphin gray with a Nefertiti-green leather interior. The car, like my architecture, is timeless in its style. WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT? My proudest moment was the birth of my son, Conor, and my daughter, Taylor. They provide me with great joy and they certainly keep me focused on life.

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Roomscapes Luxury Design Center oomscapes is a full-service firm engaged in residential space planning, interior design and remodeling services for any room of the house. With a team of almost twenty designers and craftsmen, they’re experts on helping clients transform their homes to enhance their lifestyles. Roomscapes’ clients benefit from engineering, remodeling and design services, as well as the ability to purchase all products and materials under one roof. From cabinetry, appliances and surface materials, to tile, plumbing fixtures, hardware and accessories, you can find everything you need for your remodeling project in this one-of-a-kind luxury design center. Owners Cameron Snyder and Mercedes Aza are true pioneers in their field: both are faculty members at the Boston Architectural College, mentors to many and well-known for their philanthropic activities and involvement in their community. The nurturing quality of every person on their team has endeared this company to thousands of satisfied clients since 1977. The high number of referrals is a testament to that, as is a long-lasting partnership with the area's top allied professionals.


Frameless shower featuring honed marble and invisible infinity drain.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? We create residential environments to reflect the personality and lifestyle of our clients. Rather than portray a "signature style," we sign our work with the values of integrity, quality and professionalism. WHAT ARE THE EMERGING TRENDS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? We are doing an incredible amount of powder rooms, baths and “master suite retreats” which include a lounging area or dressing room, so Roomscapes has dedicated a new area to bathrooms, where clients can even test the showerheads on the “wet wall.” WHAT ARE THE LATEST TRENDS IN KITCHEN DESIGN? A transitional style with open floor plans and simpler lines. Mixing materials and textures in a neutral color palette with a strong focal point. WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS OF WISDOM? Choose color wisely. Stick to a neutral palette for timeless architectural elements and cabinetry, and use trendy colors for decorative elements that can easily be updated.

Facing Page: From left to right, residential lead designer Judy Whalen and owners, Cameron Snyder & Mercedes Aza. Above: Partial view of a master suite renovation that includes soaking tub, frameless shower, double vanities, make up area, separate water closet and a full cherry wardrobe room.

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Thread hile designers choose Thread to help fulfill their clients’ visions, Marie Chaput’s vision was fulfilled when she opened her drapery workroom thirteen years ago. “I was that crafty kid, into everything artistic, and obsessed with what could be achieved using fabric and thread,” says Marie. It was that early love of creativity and craftsmanship that’s made Thread one of the most popular workrooms in the city. But Marie isn’t just creative; she also has keen business skills in project and materials management and accounting, which allow her to be involved in every aspect of every project. “We all love what we do at Thread. And we’re all committed to making sure every job is exactly what the designer imagined,” she says. With a “team player” attitude and more energy than a toddler, it’s easy to see why Marie Chaput is an industry standout, and why Thread is where designers have it made.


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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Lots of things, but one in particular is seeing a finished project that’s been perfectly planned, measured, fabricated and installed. It never fails to thrill me! There’s nothing better than a happy designer with a happy client. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? Boston, of course! Even though I grew up south of the city, I was always intrigued with the history and the architecture of Boston. I also love the close-knit design community. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION? Definitely Ed Cavallo (formerly of Accurate Installations). Installation is vital to Thread, and we’re so happy to now have Ed as part of our team. His insights, experience, leadership skills, follow through and warm personality make him the perfect collaborator. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME? My screen porch! I love to sit out there early in the morning and listen to the many birds start their day.

Design: Tanya Capello of Capello Design, Wellesley. Photo: Eric Roth Photography.

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Winston Flowers rowing up immersed in the family business on Newbury Street, I learned to love flowers at an early age. Some of my favorite memories are of buying trips with my father to local greenhouses and nurseries and early morning trips to the Boston flower market, where we would meet growers face to face. Today, I continue the tradition of personally visiting each of the growers Winston Flowers works with, from New England family farms to European exporters. No other florist can boast the relationships that we have with growers both locally and around the world. Some of them even work exclusively with Winston Flowers. I also regularly visit the company's seven retail shops throughout New England, to ensure the best presentation of the shops’ retail landscape and the floral collections we sell. These elements keep the Winston Flowers brand on the cutting edge, always fresh, and ever evolving, while staying true to my company's founding values, established by my grandfather and father.


WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN SOURCES? I find inspiration from the growers who provide our flowers and the craftspeople who design and build our vessels. I like to meet them in their workspaces, whether they are farms in Hudson, Massachusetts, or Holland, and also studios and workshops in Belgium. We have developed some great collaborative relationships and friendships over the years. WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? Seasonal, simple, elegant and organic. Using the best materials in a simple style showcases the individual beauty of each bloom. I always gravitate toward designs that use interesting combinations of limited elements in a fresh, creative presentation. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY? While I love Boston first and foremost, I really have grown to love Amsterdam, Belgium and New York. There is always something new to see in New York and I visit frequently for inspiration. In Belgium and Holland I find an interesting juxtaposition of the old and the new, like a cutting-edge design studio filled with interesting, contemporary pieces located in an old farmhouse out in the countryside. They blend seemingly contrasting designs and styles so effortlessly.

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Colin P. Smith, AIA olin Smith Architecture, Inc. is a group of focused professionals committed to creating simple, artful and memorable places. Since its founding in 2002, Colin Smith Architecture has devoted a significant portion of its time and talent to developing a diverse portfolio of work, with an emphasis on custom homes and interiors. Our ability to work within traditional or modern forms of architecture and interiors has strengthened our sensibilities as designers. We are avid problem solvers who strive to coordinate all aspects of building design with the project team. We are passionate about employing our craft to create functional space while seamlessly integrating with the landscape to enrich the human experience. Searching for solutions that hold value to our clients and are meaningful to their environment and the needs they reflect is critical to our mission as designers.


WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY? I search for opportunities within the limits of a project, be it a new custom home, historic renovation, piece of furniture or built-in. Through exploration, testing concepts and refining those ideas to solve multiple objectives with the fewest possible motions is essential to good design. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Design is a process of evaluation; I am always learning something new, either from a client, a craftsman or through my own research. Having in a meaningful dialogue with the project team, sharing my professional experience and personal objectivity to bring value to the project is what motivates me. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? Understanding the inherent properties of a place, object and building materials, allowing that to inform the design process when working through an idea. Engaging with our clients to create a story of how one can use space over time, binding architecture with one’s life, their memories.

C O L I N P. S M I T H , A I A COLIN SMITH ARCHITECTURE, INC. 1 6 6 6 M A S S A C H U S E T T S AV E N U E LEXINGTON, MA 02420 (781) 274-0955 W W W. C O L I N S M I T H A R C H . C O M Detail of mudroom doubling as garden pavilion.

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in nature’s Designed to hug the landscape rather than stand out from it, a Martha’s Vineyard summer home forges a close connection, inside and out, with its spectacular location.

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embrace The pool area offers great views of Sengekontacket Pond, but maintains privacy from the adjacent Farm Neck golf course. Facing page: The window seat that wraps around the living room ties the indoors to the outside. The travertine fireplace and upholstery colors were chosen for their similar hues to the nearby sand and sea.

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t’s a paradox: one of the most outstanding things about this house on Martha’s Vineyard is the way it doesn’t stand out. And that’s just how the couple who summer here with their two young children wanted it. “A lot of homes around here seem to call out for your attention,” says Mark Hutker, of Hutker Architects in Falmouth, Massachusetts, who renovated the 5,600-square-foot house. “But our clients wanted to be in the landscape, and not stand out from it. The main thing for them was the connection with the land and to the views.” Those views—of Farm Neck Golf Club, Sengekontacket Pond and the Atlantic Ocean—were easy to miss from much of the property before the renovation. “There were lots of windows in

many different places,” says the wife, “but not where you could enjoy the view.” When she and her husband decided to build a pool and a guest house five years after they bought the place, they realized that it was a perfect opportunity to overhaul the main house and landscaping as well, and to better integrate the home into its surroundings. Hutker and project designer Greg Ehrman began by re-jiggering the floor plan for more space and better flow and simplifying the roofline for a more graceful profile. “One of the first decisions we made,” says Ehrman, “was to leave the trim around the upper-story windows unpainted. The cedar is turning silver over time, almost matching the color of the surrounding trees. So

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Playing with beach house conventions, rather than hewing to them too faithfully, is part of what gives the decor its un-clichéd feel.

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breakfast table (in the home since before the renovation) offers a spot for casual family entertaining; indoor/ outdoor fabric on the chairs makes them child-friendly. Most of the kitchen is surrounded by windows; the one interior wall is tiled in glass. The home’s second floor and the pergola that runs along the entire south wall were left unpainted. The wood will weather naturally over time, blending into the landscape.

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Above: A quiet spot for

reading and lounging is tucked into a corner of the living room. Below: Transom doors on the guest house make the building look like a relic from a previous era. Facing page: In the dining room, a fireplace and chimney were removed to open up the space and create a niche to highlight a favorite painting. The round raised ceiling, table and rug add visual interest and ease of movement in this hub of the house.

when you look toward the house from the golf course, you don’t see white paint.” You don’t see the swimming pool from the golf course, either (although the views from the pool are spectacular), and from afar, the four-foot-high pool enclosure required by local building codes is almost invisible. “The way we did the enclosure,” says landscape architect Gregory Lombardi, “was to manipulate the grade to slope down to a low point. It was a big move to cut into grade, but now the pool area is nestled into the landscape.” The desire to have the home seem like an established part of the island was fulfilled ingeniously in the new guest house/garage, designed to look as if it had been on the property for generations, and merely updated to turn it into guest quarters. “It was sort of like a fabricated narrative,” says Hutker, “as if it could have been an agricultural building that was converted.” The architects even installed transom doors on one side to enhance the illusion of an existing structure that had been reincarnated. What makes the gesture feel sincere and not gimmicky is the building’s architectural integrity—and the use of the same site-appropriate materials that Baumhofer Builders of Edgartown, Massachusetts, used throughout the project. “On the Vineyard,” Hutker says, “a lot of clients say they want to make their houses timeless. The real way to do that is to connect to things, like the natural elements, that don’t change over time.” Timeless, natural elements also inform the home’s interiors devised by Heather Wells and senior designer Janine Dowling of Wells + Fox. Although the palette was initially inspired by a favorite silk scarf and a shirt the homeowner showed the designers, the upholstery and paint colors also mirror hues found on the island: the sand near the pond, the bark of local trees and the blue of the ocean as it appears at the nearest beach. “The travertine we chose for the fireplace is the stone closest in color to local beach sand,” Hutker says, “and the soft tones of the floor look like bleached driftwood. From an architectural and interiors point of view, the nature of those materials and colors gives you an effervescent connection to what’s outside the house.” That connection between indoors and out is best experienced on the window seat around the new living room’s perimeter, the perfect place to rest, read or chat with guests while looking out toward the pond. “We went from a house with no water view to a living room that seems surrounded by water,” says the husband, a financial executive who works from Martha’s Vineyard during the summer. “That’s my favorite part of the renovation.” The family room and master bedroom also enjoy glorious pond and ocean views, and while the dining room (created where the former living room stood) has no windows, Wells and Dowling made it memorable with the addition of a round walnut table, white leather chairs and an eye-catching chandelier. The back

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wall in the dining room is covered in slatted boarding with a small reveal between the boards. Wells calls it “beaded board with a twist,” and notes that playing with beach-house conventions, rather than hewing to them too faithfully, is part of what gives the decor its un-clichéd feel. “We used blue and white fabrics,” Wells says, “but not your classic stripes. The colors are more periwinkle than navy, and the patterns are more bohemian, rather than nautical.” The modern seaside vibe flows throughout most rooms of the house, including the master bedroom, and it continues outdoors, too, thanks to the blue hydrangeas Lombardi planted. The bushes, a Vineyard garden staple, bloom at the height of summer, when the homeowners are most likely to be on the lawn and around

the yard. “When you’re designing a home used mostly in July and August,” says Lombardi, “you want to be sure to plant things that the clients will enjoy when they actually use the property.” That attention to timing was similarly a factor in Lombardi’s choice of the Casablanca lilies near the pergola that lines the southern wall of the house. “On a sultry summer night when the homeowners are entertaining outdoors,” he says, “the smell of the lilies is very dramatic.” Dramatic, yes, but not overpowering or ostentatious. “What’s so special about this property,” he sums up, “is its understatement. There was always a conscious effort that the house should have a bit of humility.” Resources For more information about this home, see page 153.

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“Our clients wanted to be in the landscape. The main thing for them was the connection with the land and to the views.”

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out the home, bleached oak floors and natural rugs help create an updated beach-house look. Landscape architect Gregory Lombardi dug into the grade in several places, including the pool area, to improve sight-lines and make the hardscaping feel more integral to the land. Like many rooms in the six-bedroom house, the master bath offers great views of the pond and the ocean.

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The rugged beauty of the ledge outcropping, now freed from years of vegetation, adds further drama to the waterside site. FACING PAGE: Twin David Iatesta sconces frame a Dennis and Leen mirror in the entry. The blue and white porcelain hails from the owner’s ever-growing collection.


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Perched above a picturesque Massachusetts harbor, a thoughtfully renovated house outďŹ tted in a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary style is a standout in every way.

Interior design: starr Daniels, sD Home / Builder: Michael Doiron, the Housewright company / landscape design: lolly Gibson, laura Gibson landscape Design / Produced by stacy Kunstel

text by Megan Fulweiler / Photography by Michael J. lee / architecture: John Margolis /

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It’s clear

Daniels selected materials, finishes, fabrics and furnishings that pay tribute to the home’s architecture, while at the same time conveying its freshly awakened spirit.

no one could have walked away from this parcel of land on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The lofty, almost-up-in-the-clouds site provides outrageous views of a boat-filled harbor below as well as, in a different direction, the blue ocean. There are non-stop gulls soaring by and salty sea-scented breezes ruffling the trees. Still, truth be told, it was the unique late-1980s house that captured the buyers’ hearts. “There’s just something about the place; it’s very reminiscent of a Palladian-style villa,” explains interior designer Starr Daniels, who heads SD Home in Lincoln, Massachusetts. A testament to the prowess of its original architect—Art Dioli of Olson Lewis + Architects in Manchester-by-the-Sea—the house had aged gracefully. The stucco structure was sound. The only caveat was an outdated interior (think how fashions change: hemlines up, hemlines down). Handsome but too compartmentalized for the new owners’ twenty-first-century lifestyle, the rooms called for a thoughtful modernization. Having collaborated with her clients on a previous home, Daniels was familiar with their aesthetic. Arriving on the scene as soon as the final papers were signed, she had ample time to acquaint herself with this new abode and help strategize. Architect John Margolis, principal of the eponymous Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, firm, and contractor Michael Doiron of The Housewright Company, also in Beverly Farms, signed on as well. With such an experienced team it comes as little surprise that in a matter of days, a lighter, airier ambience was brewing. “Basically, the exterior envelope remains the same. We opened the layout and rearranged the flow,” says Margolis. The master suite and living spaces occupy the upper level, with guest bedrooms on the ground floor, so the house functions, day-to-day, as a single-story home for its occupants. Alterations included replacing the existing floor tiles with hardwood and reworking the several steps down to the living room. The real game-changer was Margolis’s deft relocation of the powder room. Originally, the powder room and pantry abutted the stairs that

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stationary curtain panels soften the living room’s windows, while accent pillows covered in fortuny fabric add a dash of color. fACing pAge, top: the architect basically maintained the home’s look but relocated windows to tighten the design’s symmetry. fACing pAge, Bottom: refinished chairs surround a glasstopped game table on a reclaimed wood base in the living room.

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“I believe a kitchen should always be as beautiful as the rest of the house,” says Daniels. “That way there’s nothing to hide and no need for closed doors.”

spiral to the lower level, an arrangement that tended to back up the traffic flow. When Margolis cleverly slid the powder room over to a spot near the entry, it freed up square footage for a generous kitchen expansion and a better unification of the kitchen with the dining room. Clad in a hand-painted de Gournay wall covering, today’s dining room is a sumptuous visual feast. Of course, one thing always leads to another. In this case, toying with the kitchen and powder room meant the stairway had to also be reconfigured. It was a small price to pay, though, for an enlivened cooking space with a grand island. Surrounded by wovenleather bar stools, the island is a perfect place for casual meals or perching while the cook is busy—but more on that later. The master suite also got a posh makeover. The bedroom gained three windows, which translates into more heavenly views when the owners open their eyes every day. The bath was given convenient his-and-her sinks, a back-to-back tub/shower and a private water closet. And the wife was allotted a pretty dressing room, while the husband laid claim to a purposely masculine study— with closets—also next door to the bath. All this skillful reapportioning of space is made even better by Daniels’s decor. Calling on her fashion background, she selected materials, finishes, fabrics and furnishings that pay tribute to the home’s architecture, while at the same time conveying its freshly awakened spirit. Daniels and the wife traveled extensively, to California, Florida, New York and beyond, to unearth elements worthy of the house. The entry, prelude to their sophisticated scheme, includes a Phillip Jeffries metallic linen wallcovering, a customcolored David Iatesta chandelier and a custom Stark carpet. The pyramid-ceilinged living room maintains the tempo with the same Phillip Jeffries wallcovering, a silk relief Stark rug and a knock-out custom scholar’s table crafted of yumu wood. The dark table makes a cool contrast with a custom-designed sofa covered in a pale Holland & Sherry fabric. Lucite lamps on the end tables seem

Clockwise from top: The owner’s favorite peachy color enlivens a setting for dinner guests. A custom kitchen cabinet by Venegas and Company provides a display area for treasured pieces. Marble countertops complement the threedimensional kitchen tiles. Facing page: For a striking dining room contrast, the designer teamed a pale Steven King rug with a dark David Iatesta table. 84  New England Home  July–August 2013

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Clockwise from near right: The expanded master suite includes linen-clad walls and a custom upholstered bed with a pop-up TV hidden in the footboard. The setting, no surprise, was a draw for the homeowners. Hand-picked marble slabs surround the tub and line the shower in the master bath. Facing page: The master bedroom’s bergère chair, framed by silk draperies, makes an ideal spot for quiet relaxation.

to gather light streaming in from the linen-draped windows. It’s all very heady, but obviously also comfortable, the mark of a talented designer who never forgets people must live in these rooms, too, which brings us back to the heart of every home—the kitchen. “I believe a kitchen should always be as beautiful as the rest of the house,” says Daniels, “that way there’s nothing to hide and no need for closed doors.” Along with help from Donna Venegas, principal of Boston’s Venegas and Company, and Meaghan Moynahan, the kitchen-design company’s lead technical designer, Daniels has devised a room both functional and fashionable. A backsplash of snowy quilted tiles—“reminiscent of a Chanel purse,” says Daniels with a small chuckle—seems almost too chic to also be durable. Since the kitchen now melts directly into the family room, Daniels maintained a similar palette there where she married custom Chanel-style sofas, a hand-carved Tucker Robbins bangle side table and a custom braided rug from Steven King. If the location weren’t so unbelievably seductive, everyone would probably be content remaining indoors forever. But in addition to the vistas, the grounds themselves demand attention. Manchester-by-the-Sea landscape architect Lolly Gibson of Laura Gibson Landscape Design has waved a magic wand over the site, removing years of encroaching vegetation that obscured some of the rocky outcropping’s best features. “The design goal,” she says, “was to create spaces for modern living and maximize views.” With overgrown trees carefully pruned, natural light pours into the home’s interior and the scenery pops. In keeping with the house, Gibson also excavated land between ledges and installed a dry stone riverbed with a sinuous iron railing at the ledge’s top. The artful railing speaks to the one at the front door where—talk about seeing to details—diamond-shaped boxwood parterres echo the door’s glass pattern. At the heart of each parterre is a lead container holding a fragrant gardenia. What better flower, we ask you, for such a glorious home? •

The lofty almost-up-in-theclouds site provides outrageous views of a boat-filled harbor and the ocean. There are nonstop gulls soaring by and salty sea-scented breezes ruffling the trees.

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The pergola surrounding the home frames exterior living spaces while a third floor deck provides water views.

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Open Minded

A thought-provoking home on the outer Cape blurs the boundaries between indoors and out, embracing the natural beauty that surrounds it.

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overing just above the bristly scrub and stunted pines of the outer Cape, bits of steel glint under the intense gaze of summer light. Western cedar silvered to a muted gray braces banks of windows reflecting a cloudless sky. Nestled among wildflowers is a house at once well-defined but transparent, organic-looking yet modern in every sense of the word. “Modern seemed the obvious choice for the site and for something that looked like today,” says the wife. “I love the old houses of New England, the saltboxes and the capes, but you can’t recreate that here today. This is all about the openness and the view.”

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Clockwise from left: Architect Maryann Thompson cantilevered a soffit indoors and out to manage light in the dining area. Building the deck only a few inches above the ground eliminated the need for a railing. Design Group Italia stools from Herman Miller belly up to a kitchen dining counter clad in bleached, glazed oak.

Broad decks stretch into the landscape, letting the tops of grasses tickle their edges, while the roofline floats as if atop a breeze. From a seagull’s vantage, the house is a zigzag shape, the roof camouflaged with smooth river rock. It’s almost as if a glacier deposited the house on the Truro landscape rather than its being conceived of by architect Maryann Thompson and expertly built by Art Hultin. For the Minnesota-based couple and their two small children who make this their home as often as time allows, the house is simply a joyous embrace of what has always been there— wind, sky and water. Thompson designed the decks to be low enough to forgo a railing that would interrupt the view. A contemporary pergola creates the effect of an outdoor room. Steel inserts within the pergola’s columns add

a detail similar to one seen on the fireplace. “Defining those exterior rooms makes for a more dynamic skin,” says Thompson. “There’s an ambiguity there that’s really interesting. We wanted to exteriorize the interior and interiorize the exterior.” Openness is one of the hallmarks of this home that occupies the footprint of a former house with an addition that creates the chevron-shaped plan. Inspired by one of Thompson’s favorite buildings, the famed Katsura Detached Palace in Japan, the home’s shape allows for thinner rooms with multiple views and optimal air circulation. “We really tried to put window across from window or door so that there would always be a way to get breezes through the house,” says the architect. “The house can be opened up entirely, almost like deconstructing it,” says the husband. “It’s like the house July–August 2013  New England Home 91

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can disappear. When it’s opened up, it’s only half there.” “I just love to wake up and throw open all the windows,” adds the wife. Windows throughout the house go from floor to ceiling, with the exception of the kitchen where undercounter cabinets keep storage from getting in the way of the views. Thompson paid particular attention to the window height. “The windows are sized to keep out the summer sun and to let in the winter sun,” she says. A band of clerestory windows just below the ceiling lets warm air escape and controls light on the first floor. Thompson designed what architectural project manager Michelle Laboy calls a “light shelf that straddles the divide between indoors and out.” In the dining room it appears as an extended soffit that runs from the inside of the house to become an exterior overhang on the deck. In the summer it protects the house from direct rays. In the winter, when the sun is lower, it allows the penetration of light. Mirrors on the ceiling side of the shelf project light into the room indirectly, Thompson explains. The same construction was used in the kitchen, where the soffit also holds the overhead lighting. The interior architecture follows a modernist sense, eschewing the paneling, moldings and wainscoting so identified with Shingle-style houses. Furniture, mostly midcentury inspired, was kept to a minimum and the only draperies are white sheers that billow in the breeze. But that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of

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Tau Ceramica wraps the living room fireplace in style. The raised hearth accommodates wood storage and seating. Left: The Ligne Roset sideboard in the family room is new, but the chair is a vintage 1st Dibs find.

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Nestled into the roof, the deck, like the rest of the house below, blurs the line between inside and outside.

ornamentation. In the living room a fireplace clad in porcelain tile has a raised hearth that doubles as wood storage and a window seat. In lieu of a mantel, a single band of steel divides firebox from chimney. Thompson used similar “hardscaping” techniques in the master suite, where the headboard is integrated into built-in bookcases and cabinets wrap half the room. Windows wrap the other half and open to a private deck. In the master bath, outdoor and indoor showers stand side-by-side divided by a slider. “The built-in aspects make it very easy to live in,” says the husband. “They make for good summer living.” Furniture in the living room mixes new and old. A vintage Edward Wormley armchair sits near a new Ligne Roset lacquered sideboard and a cluster of pendant lights hangs overhead. A Design Within Reach floor lamp keeps company with a sixty-year-old Knoll sofa and armless chairs found on eBay. One anomaly in the sleek space is the dining table. The worktable—literally a piece of wood on a pair of sawhorses—was dragged up from the basement before the renovation and addition. The wife, a computer scientist, spends hours there. “I’m a kitchen

table kind of person,” she says. “We’ve looked at other tables and know we need to get something else, but we’ve lived a lot of our life at that table. During the construction phase it traveled to friends’ houses and served as a garden bench.” The table stands between the kitchen and the family room in an open space with views to the meadow and Pamet Harbor beyond. From the second floor, the view is of a watery ribbon running through the tidal marsh, offering a constantly changing scene. Thompson created a third-floor rooftop deck without building any higher by sinking the sitting area into the ceiling of the second floor. Nestled into the roof, the deck, like the rest of the house below, blurs the line between inside and outside. “The third-floor deck at sunset is an incredible experience,” says the husband. In a transparent structure like this, life is all about the blowing grasses, the scent of the sea and the changing sky. Still, when the focus turns indoors, the family finds their home embraces them as fully as it does the world outside. • RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 153. July–August 2013  New England Home 95

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Text by erin marvin / photography by james r. salomon / architect: art dioli, olson lewis + architects / interior designer: kristina crestin, kristina crestin design / builder: ron dunn, dunn builders / produced by kyle hoepner




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Though the homeowners love the clean lines and openness of contemporary architecture, they wanted something that fit the rural landscape. Something like a camp. Above: Lights above the kitchen island are kept slightly

high so as to not impede the view. Right: Builder Ron Dunn executed a perfectly mitered corner for the fireplace mantel. Facing page: A low vintage coffee table is the perfect height for sitting on the living room’s plush striped rug and playing board games by a roaring fire.

  ummer in Maine is a special time of year: crisp bright sunlight reflects off sparkling, cerulean-blue waters; bursts of color from barnyard lilies, milkweed, goldenrod and black-eyed Susans dot the lush green landscape; calls of chickadees intermix with the laughter of children; and the scent of freshly baked wild-blueberry pie fills the air. Its charms are hard to resist—just ask this Boston couple who drove up and down the coast of Maine, from the New Hampshire border to Bar Harbor (and everywhere in between), in search of the perfect summer getaway. They had started to lose hope when they happened upon this particular spot. “We had looked at a lot of properties, and seen a lot of lakes, but we knew before we got out of the car that this was a special piece of land,” says the wife. The peninsula-shaped terrain commanded stunning views and easy access to a large lake that beckoned to their watersports-loving young family. The existing cottage was charming, but very rustic—and though the couple’s original intent had been to buy a summer house, not to build one,

the site already felt too much like home to let it go. The couple had kept interior designer Kristina Crestin in the loop as they’d looked at houses. Once they decided to rebuild, they contacted architect Art Dioli, who happened to have his own vacation house nearby. Dioli brought in local builder Ron Dunn and a summer dream team was born. Though the homeowners love the clean lines and openness of contemporary architecture, they wanted something that fit the rural landscape. Something like a camp. “I like contemporary buildings, but I also knew that we loved this place for the natural environment,” says the wife. “So with Kristina’s help, the architect and the builder were able to marry something that was fairly clean lined yet traditional looking on the outside. It has a very modern functionality even though we used very natural ingredients.” At 2,200 square feet, the new structure has the same footprint as the original camp, but sits about ten feet farther back from the water (“still within spitting distance,” quips Dioli). Material choices were just as important: “I

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The point of a camp is to hang out and relax, so although the majority of the furnishings are new, nothing is too precious or irreplaceable. “We wanted bulletproof,” says the wife. Left: Timber-frame beams lend a rustic flair. Above: Boating,

swimming and docks to leap off make this the perfect spot for family fun. Facing page: The dining room feels like an indoor/ outdoor space with its wide screen wall. Above the reclaimed wood table, hand-blown glass orbs give off an earthy amber glow.

like to have the structure feel like it’s growing out of the ground,” says Dioli, who used stone around the perimeter topped with red cedar shingles and a traditional metal roof. “Because of its location—it’s on a peninsula, twenty-five feet from the water on both sides—we really wanted to give it a flavor of blending into the landscape instead of being a wart on the landscape. Our goal was to make it seem as if it has always been there.” The interior layout was designed around the homeowners’ desire for a large living space that was open and connected to the outdoors. One west-facing wall is actually a paneled door system that folds away completely, imbuing the space with a porch-like feel. A large stone fireplace and chimney forms the focal point of the great room, and timber-frame beams reach up from v-groove walls to a ceiling clad in barn board. Finding enough barn board for the ceiling and trim throughout the house presented quite a challenge, until builder Ron Dunn discovered a seller who’d been taking down old barns since the 1950s. It took Dunn multiple visits to sort through numerous large piles

of wood—which happened to be covered in snow at the time—carefully choosing and sweeping clean each piece until he had 10,000 board feet of wood. Interior color palette discussions also started early on, and designer Kristina Crestin and the homeowners came to the consensus they wanted to keep things clean, simple and organic with a heavy emphasis on texture. The mint julep– hued Viking stove was the jumping off point for the great room’s green accents, tied together by kitchen cabinetry, twin swivel armchairs and an ombré striped rug. Complementary shades of orange and blue add additional color. The point of a camp is to hang out and relax, so although the majority of the furnishings are new, nothing is too precious or irreplaceable. “We wanted bulletproof,” says the wife and mother of three, pointing out the frequency of dirty feet and wet bathing suits the camp would see over the course of the summer. “I didn’t want to spend my time worrying about keeping everything looking pristine.” Functionality played a major role in spaces as well. “Interior design is not just making things pretty, it’s worrying July–August 2013  New England Home 101

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“Interior design is not just making things pretty, it’s worrying about the ergonomics,” says Crestin. “I can make it look beautiful, but I also make it work for the humans using the space.” Above left: The kids’ bathroom closes with a sliding barn door outfitted with glass panes that sandwich chicken wire. Above right: Plenty of hidden storage drawers take the place of closets and dressers in the boys’ room. Right: A detail of the bathroom barn door. Facing page: A pipe railing along the upper bunk in a daughter’s bedroom sounds a creative note.

about the ergonomics,” says Crestin. “I can make it look beautiful, but I also make it work for the humans using the space.” Take the kitchen area for example: the polished concrete counters are at the right height to comfortably wash, chop and cook. Barn board slabs on the kitchen island are run vertically to avoid seams, and stop short of the floor for easy mopping and vacuuming. Bar stools were kept small to not intrude on the corridor between the island and the upholstered armchairs, which swivel around completely for easy conversation with whoever is in the kitchen. There’s plenty of seating for a crowd—the camp hosts frequent overnight guests—and a large reclaimed wood dining table flanked by Shaker chairs is perfect for familystyle meals. When the wall folds back, a twelve-foot screen affords unobstructed views of the water, letting in the evening breeze but not the bugs. The kids’ bedrooms pull double-duty as guest rooms when company comes. The daughter’s space is modern and fun with a color palette of green, rusty orange and mustard— what Crestin calls “earthy but updated.” The papier-mâché

animal heads and funky artwork are a tongue-in-cheek nod to the camp’s fun vibe. When it’s time to share, the bottom bunk sleeps two while another body can snuggle in above. The boys’ room is a study in space planning with a mix of double and twin bunk beds that sleep eight, steps that double as storage drawers and custom wall niches that have their own reading lights and outlets. A John Robshaw throw pillow, a vintage first aid poster and a small child-size chair from Casa Design are amusing accents to the smart red, white and blue color scheme. The master bedroom, bright in cooler hues of aqua blue and creamy pale gray, remains a private retreat for Mom and Dad, tucked away behind an orangey-red, salvaged sliding barn door. More built-ins and floating shelves serve as extra storage space and a vintage glass bottle collection adds additional character. Like any good camp, the home can comfortably fit a crowd: so far the record number of overnight guests is twenty-eight—and no complaints. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 153.

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The Oyster Pond, explored in 1606 by Samuel de Champlain, looms large in Chatham’s self-image. Colonial Revival, Shingle-style mansions and other classic houses line its shores. The eastern end reaches to the village center and spectacular sunsets and fireworks displays frequently light up the western sky over the pond. A protected harbor, calm-water beach and abundant oyster beds characterize this beloved place. It is rare that a piece of property becomes available here, but the owners of Maison Sirene d’Huitre were lucky enough to find one. Like virtually all remaining waterfront lots on Cape Cod, however, development was a challenge. Enthralled with the rambling nature of historical Shingle-style homes, the owners hired Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) to design and build a gracious but casual home in the Shingle style, despite the tight, irregularly shaped, environmentally restricted site. A fabled place like the Oyster Pond deserves a special story, so together PSD and the owner developed one suited to the playful architecture and careful craft of the house. A whimsical mermaid weathervane stands atop a cupola symbolizing the historic nature of the place. She points toward the Bay of Biscay, from whence Champlain came. She fell in love with him, but alas, the lure of the sea called out. She misses him still as she gazes over the pond. Occasionally, however, she leaves her perch and cavorts with the oysters. Sometimes they follow her when she returns to the cupola and the owners find an abandoned oyster shell lying next to her on the roof.

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he first woman to become a licensed architect in New York and Connecticut, Theodate Pope Riddle, lay like a sack of cement on a raft of corpses. It was May 7, 1915. The luxury liner RMS Lusitania had been torpedoed and sunk by a German sub. There on the heaving Celtic Sea, someone saw Riddle blink. She was still alive; miraculously, rescuers brought her around. In 1926 she was appointed a Fellow the American Institute of Architects. University of Vermont profes/////////// sor David Christian teaches Big By Louis Postel History, a course that describes the ongoing miracle of cosmic design from the Big Bang to us wee humans. Back in high forms Goldilocks Moments in design? school, remember, we learned in physics Scale, geometry, sustainability, ideas class about the Second Law of Therabout color, texture, stone, wood, trust modynamics. Eggs inevitably turn into in craftspeople, vendors, clients scrambled eggs, castles into ruins and name just a few of those elements that people into dust. But go into the creation of the places we Christian talks about call home. another equally powerful phenomenon called /// a Goldilocks Moment. Interior designer Goldilocks Moments Celia St. Onge of create rather than Portland, Maine, sees a Theodate destroy. They occur cosmic shift in people’s Pope Riddle when everything comes optimism about the together in exactly the right amounts future. “People are just at the right time in the cosmos: beginning to have Celia St. Onge molecules of water and gas performing fun, waking up from feats of chemical magic. One bowl of that the recession. From cosmic porridge is too hot, one is too monochromatic schemes with an eye cold, but one is just right. One observant Keep in Touch Help us keep our fingers on the person happened to see Riddle blink. pulse of New England’s design community. Send Eleven years later she took her rightyour news to ful place in architectural history. What

Magical Design Moments to re-selling the house, my clients are beginning to ask for pops of bright color. Most of my work is along the coast and most of my backgrounds are blue, but now we’re going for colors my clients used to do all they could to stay away from: hot pinks, yellows, tangerines, lime, raspberry. . . all the fruits. Someone just ordered a quince-colored vanity from my furniture line.” /// Beyond jolts of color,

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hired by Sunapee, New Hampshire, design/build firm, North Cape Design to handle all its cabinetry and furnishings work, LED-lit or otherwise. “It’s a good fit,” says North Cape founder Everett Pollard. “We have to sub out less. Meanwhile, there are more choices clients need to make after the architect submits his drawing. That is where we all come in as what I call ‘Selection Coordinators.’ Take a simple window: double-hung awning, fixed picture window, muntins or moveable grilles sandwiched between the glass, Everett Pollard roll-down screens or removable, pre-finished aluminum trim to match the cladding, rubbed bronze hardware or brass?” /// In 1988, architect

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Garry Martin of The Martin Group pondered Reached at High Point Market,

briefly whether there were any surprises this year. “Yes,” he replied. “My own behavior. We decided to take a quantum leap with a new line of furniture made in Valencia, Spain, but stocked here at High Point. It’s called Hurtado, designed for the condominium dweller. Our showrooms have carried traditional almost exclusively, but Hurtado is a very Euro-contemporary look, featuring uptown high-gloss finishes and chrome; there is nothing distressed or heavily carved about it.” Martin and his wife, Marion, are celebrating their twentyfifth anniversary as owners of the Martin Group this year. ///

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home, Hill-Stead (now a museum), is designer Kellie Burke’s studio in Hartford, Connecticut. Her particular Goldilocks Moment is taking her back to the future—that is, from transitional to the Old World. “You know when a cab driver gives you a good tip on a stock, it’s time to get out of the market? I realized that everyone is doing transitional. We used to have to Kellie Burke design transitional ourselves, now you can get it anywhere. Your guests can’t be blamed for mistaking a very expensive transitional piece for the latest knockoff from Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn.” /// Architect

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Island, had a meeting April 15 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The fellow he was meeting with was in lockdown on the nineteenth floor. Litman made his way to a nearby restaurant on Dartmouth Street, where he logged in and let the meeting proceed remotely. “But,” says Litman, “the whole notion that cell phones and laptops have somehow eliminated the need for home offices is just false. I am designing more home offices than ever. When people are home working eight, ten, twelve hours a day, they want an office that feels like an office. The kitchen table just does not make it.” Litman just renovated a 1605 former toy factory in Amsterdam for a client whose home in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, he did as well. “His home office in Amsterdam is shaped like a boat deck, with its prow overlooking the canal. It’s all done in mahogany with multiple screens surrounding a cockpit where he works in front of his computers and AV equipment. He also happens to be friends with a number of ’70s rock stars and that’s where they hang out.”

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More than a few Goldilocks Moments graced the life of Theodate Pope Riddle. The rhapsodic sunken garden she designed on the grounds of her Farmington, Connecticut, mansion draws major poets from all over the country to read their work aloud on summer evenings. Riddle would be proud to have made space for this series of creative, healing and life-affirming Goldilocks Moments. •

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In exciting news at the Boston Design Center, Studio 534 has added Suzanne Tucker Home Textiles to its offerings. The San Francisco– based Tucker has created a collection of original designs in prints, sheers, velvets, embroideries and silks inspired by her global travels and her love of color and texture. “It’s been a longtime dream to build a textile line,” says Tucker. Her fabrics should feel right at home amidst the other carefully curated lines at Studio 534. A new interior design shop has opened its doors on Boston’s North Shore: WellLived, in Beverly Farms, is founded by interior designer Jeff Ferreira and offers changing collections of furJeff Ferreira niture and decorative pieces including such renowned lines as Stark Carpet, Grace & Blake and Carvers’ Guild. “I wanted to create a space that was sophisticated, but comfortable, with something new to discover every time you visit,” says Ferreira. “Beverly Farms is the perfect community to settle in because of its sense of history and timeless style.”

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Martha’s Vineyard native Kara Taylor has closed her Vineyard Haven gallery and opened a new, larger space in Chilmark. The Kara Taylor Gallery, opened in late May, offers more square-footage for the artist to show off her paintings, photographs and mixed-media pieces. Taylor’s inspiration comes from the island she’s called home for most of her life, as well as her post-college experiences of living in Maui and India. One Cape Cod architect is broadening his horizons by opening a satellite office in Providence. Peter McDonald finds himself getting more work in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut and the South Shore of Massachusetts, so a second, more centrally located, spot seemed in order. The new office occupies part of what was once the boiler room in the Monohasset Mill, an old jewelry factory that’s been renovated and is now, says McDonald, “full of artists, designers and creative types.” McDonald plans to focus on residential work, though he notes his firm is getting plenty of commercial work on the Cape these says. “I seem to be developing a small sideline renovating inns in Provincetown!” he says. —Erin Marvin



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Out and about in celebration of design and architecture in New England

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a sponsor of DESIGN BOSTON STRONG, the design community’s fund­raising effort to support the victims of the bombing at this year’s Boston Marathon. Suite 342, the designers’ lounge at the Boston Design Center, was filled to overflowing for the event, which raised money for The One Fund. The party was organized by designers Julieann Covino and Kristen Rivoli. Budd Kelley of Audio Concepts, which donated the audio/video equipment for the auction, acted as emcee. An excited group convened at LEICHT ­BOSTON ’s handsome new showroom at the Boston Design Center to check out the sleek cabinetry by the German kitchen design company and to watch (and taste!) a cooking demonstration by chef Vittorio Ettore. The new PORCELANOSA showroom also celebrated its opening in the BDC, giving p ­ artygoers a glimpse of the gorgeous tile, stone, fixtures and other products the Spanish company designs for kitchens and baths. Designers and design bloggers from all over gathered in the VIP tent at BRIMFIELD this spring for a two-day event that gave them the opportunity to share new ideas and browse the offerings at the antiques show. The Room To Dream Foundation shook off winter with A TASTE OF SPRING, a party at the Fairmont Battery Wharf hotel that included a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and an auction emceed by NECN’s Jenny Johnson and HGTV’s Tanya Nyack to benefit the organization’s efforts to create healing environments for chronically ill children.

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Colors of Summer: Sea and Sky


Caroline Fabric by Blithfield ///

“This sturdy linen with its traditional floral pattern would make a pretty addition to a master bedroom suite. Use nickel nail heads on the furniture to keep the whole look up to date.” Lee Jofa, FDO Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0370,


Pedestal Table from Ironies ///

“This stunning pedestal table represents the ocean, with its gorgeous undulating waves that play across the surface and edges of the table. Made out of ice-blue cast resin and sitting atop a stunning base of silver-leaf metal, it is the perfect setting for a summer meal.” Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, s5boston

Bess Walker says listening to the hearts of her clients is as important as listening to their voices when she’s seeking inspiration for the custom interiors she’s been designing for more than twenty-five years. Walker Interiors, Middletown, R.I., (401) 849-8641,


Brazilian Agate Table Lamp ///

“Lately I have been seeing beautiful, fresh blue rendered in a natural form; crystals, geodes and agates are being used in so many ways. This lamp, from Shades of Light, is a favorite of mine.” Through Meredith Bohn Interior Design


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Make the Fair your summertime destination!

AUGUST 3 -11, 2013

Glass Paperweight by Aaron Slater

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Unique, beautiful and now appearing in New England’s shops and showrooms

Wonder Woven A combination of traditional hand-weaving techniques and modern technology make possible the braided leather trim on these intricate stools by Boston-based furniture designer and RISD alum Debra Folz. Boston, (516) 429-2273,

Geometry Lesson Palecek’s cane-woven Manhattan Hassock, at interior designer Jeff Ferreira’s new shop, Well-Lived, only looks delicate. The split rattan construction is reinforced with a metal frame, making it appropriate for use as an ottoman, or even a traytopped cocktail table. Beverly Farms, Mass., (978) 969-2454,

Old Style This gilded iron sconce looks like it could have been an original fixture in an old sea captain’s mansion. In reality, it’s part of a chic new line of lighting from Waterworks. Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2496,

Room for Blooms After a summer’s worth of working in the garden, showcase your best stems in a cluster of Mini Trunk Vases from Farmhouse Pottery. The line, from Vermont artisan Zoe Zillian, debuted at Good in the spring. Boston, (617) 722-9200

Whale of a Time Ox Bow Decor is behind these linen and cotton pillows, available adorned in a variety of whimsical, summerthemed prints at Comina. The rope edging adds a subtle nautical nod. Locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, (860) 599-5878,

Orange, We’re Glad We think the Koi lamp, new from Rhode Island designer Felicia Hwang Bishop, looks great in its namesake orange, but if the hue isn’t for you, the piece can be ordered in one of thirty standard finishes or a custom color of your choosing at Studio 534. Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, —Kaitlin Madden 134  New England Home  July–August 2013

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Interior Design

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Notable homes on the market in New England BY MARIA LAPIANA

At just over 3,300 square feet, this modern marvel in the Litchfield Hills feels much larger than its footprint suggests, owing to thoughtful engineering and great walls of windows that fill it with light all the day long. Poised on a pedestal-like site in Roxbury, the house was designed by Atlanta architect and painter Anthony Ames, whose clean and striking work is more commonly found in warmer climes. Unusual in an area known for traditional New England architecture, the project wasn’t exactly embraced by neighbors when it was built in 1988. According to listing agent Dennis Kyte, they warmed up to it when it won a prestigious AIA award the following year and was featured in several European magazines. Unencumbered by shrubbery, the structure appears to rise out the ground; constructed of handmade cement blocks, its foundation is very much a part of the overall design. The home’s white-on-white interiors—with plaster walls, oak floors and custom cabinetry throughout—have been described as “cerebral” and “cinematic.” An open plan takes full advantage of vaulted ceilings and those wide, wide windows. DULY NOTED: A collector of Porsches, the owner maximizes use of his two three-car garages, but more than a few prospective homeowners have expressed interest in turning one of them into a charming guest cottage. CONTACT: Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s, Washington Depot, Conn., (860) 868-2716,, MLS# L140321


Contemporary in Roxbury, Connecticut

ROOMS: 8 3 BEDROOMS 4 FULL, 1 HALF BATH 3,321 SQ. FT. $4,400,000

ROOMS: 14 6 BEDROOMS 5 FULL, 2 HALF BATHS 7,999 SQ. FT. $4,200,000

New Hampshire’s Bulfinch Farm Inspired by the work of Charles Bulfinch, the home on this gloriously landscaped 330-acre estate was designed by noted Federalist architect Asher Benjamin. Located on what was once a Black Angus cow farm in Orford, New Hampshire, it was completed in 1806 and thoroughly renovated (down to its extensive mechanical systems) by its current owners in 2008. Six bedrooms and five full baths offer variety for a large family, while communal spaces include a spacious parlor, a library and home gym. Exposed beams and stone flooring provide period charm in the country kitchen outfitted with twin islands, commercial-grade appliances and every modern amenity. The scenic grounds are crisscrossed by brick and stone paths; beyond the house they include abundant meadows, woodlands, ponds, orchards and formal gardens—not to mention stunning views of the Connecticut River Valley. The estate’s many barns and outbuildings are ideal for a gentleman farmer (or any other kind). Add a two-bedroom caretaker’s apartment, manicured lawns, a courtyard, stone patio and tennis court to the mix, and you’ve got a postcard-perfect second home in every way. DULY NOTED: This pastoral paradise sits on a private dead-end road but is just minutes from several boarding schools and Dartmouth College and its many amenities, including the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Hood Museum of Art and Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. CONTACT: Celina Barton, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, N.H., (603) 676-7642,, MLS# 4218862

“Provincetown seems so close you can almost touch it,” says listing agent Nick Brown, of this paean to cubism overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Truro, Massachusetts. Designed as adjacent boxes by California architect Lori Sang and built in 2004 by Homes By Sisson, this relatively compact contemporary belies its age and shows as new, says Brown. The views are reason enough to give this home a good look, while breathtaking sea breezes courtesy of its perch eighty feet above the dunes just may seal the deal. While windows on the north and south sides were placed with privacy in mind, giant floor-toceiling panes of glass celebrate vistas to the west—including some of the most spectacular sunsets around. The interiors are finished with polished concrete floors and wood trim. The open kitchen with concrete countertops, a breakfast bar and ample island invites entertaining. Exposed oxidized steel beams lend the space a bit of an industrial vibe, but it’s softened by the sophisticated blue-andgreen palette that reflects the sea and sky. DULY NOTED: Although this home would delight a single (or couple) with a penchant for drama and edgy architecture, it has suited its current owners—a couple with young children—just fine. The private beach is especially appealing because the bay is calm and there’s no undertow. CONTACT: Thomas D. Brown Real Estate, Truro, Mass., (508) 487-1112,, MLS# 21202093 ROOMS: 6 3 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS 3,050 SQ. FT. $2,595,000



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“The Best Website in Real Estate” 3 0 0 ,000+ Li s t i ngs • Sol d Prop e r tie s • All Loc a l Housing Data & Gr a phs • All MLS Op e n H o u se s For more information on these and other luxury homes or to speak to an Exceptional Properties Specialist, call 877.298.2780.

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Sherborn, MA $4,999,950 MLS# 71495981, Slater | Gold Team, 617.216.4000

Wellesley, MA $7,500,000 MLS#71531801, Christine Norcross, 781.929.4994

Concord, MA $5,400,000 MLS#71489641, Equestrian Lifestyles, 978.505.0422

Medfield, MA $3,500,000 MLS#71427704, Sharon Bartelloni, 508.259.2474

Eastham, MA $3,250,000 MLS#21303893, Jorie Fleming, 508.246.3721

Fairfield, CT $3,100,000 MLS#99024285, Leena Krook, 203.685.1148

Weston, MA $2,699,000 MLS#71501801, Gina Romm, 617.966.1685

Chatham, MA $2,499,000 MLS#21209813, Phyllis Power, 508.237.1406

Concord, MA $2,450,000 MLS#71502736, Sue Revis, 978.807.8219

Norwell, MA $2,400,000 MLS#71515012, Karan Halloran, 617.543.6160

Newton, MA $2,375,000 MLS#71531205, Marjorie Gold, 617.549.0181

Newburyport, MA $2,350,000 MLS#71515724, Dolores Person, 978.660.0967

Fairfield, CT $2,295,000 MLS#99022559, Marlene Fischer, 203.258.9063

Boston/Beacon Hill, MA $1,998,000 MLS#71516863, Jennifer Titus, 617.513.8900

Falmouth, MA $1,995,000 MLS#21303997, Nick Fish, 617.710.0080

Fairfield, CT $1,995,000 MLS#99021566, Bette Gigliotti, 203.451.0040

Oxford, CT $1,850,000 MLS#99029241, Shari Sirkin, 203.910.3207

Norwell, MA $1,799,900 MLS#71503396, John Volpe, 781.248.2018

East Sandwich, MA $1,795,000 MLS#21302323, Richard Lonstein, 508.240.4984

Scituate, MA $1,775,000 MLS#71530537, Susan Tedeschi, 781.424.8552

Hingham, MA $1,750,000 MLS#71533680, Beth Goldfarb, 339.793.1741


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Sudbury, MA $1,559,000 MLS#71522462, Jan Pitzi, 508.380.1519

Bedford, MA $1,495,000 MLS#71529249, B. Miller/J. Murphy, 508.380.3831

Dartmouth, MA $1,395,000 MLS#71509289, Ellie Wickes, 508.493.4545

Natick, MA $1,375,000 MLS#71512168, Janice Burke, 508.380.7206

Medfield, MA $1,325,000 MLS#71515637, Sharon Bartelloni, 508.259.2474

Sudbury, MA $1,325,000 MLS#71525905, Lisa Greene, 978.460.1224

Easton, CT $1,250,000 MLS#99026630,Al Filippone Associates, 203.767.6427

Scituate, MA $1,225,000 MLS#71533265, Michelle Larnard, 781.264.6890

Clinton, CT $1,199,870 MLS#M9140563, Ona Nejdl, 860.227.5027

Hingham, MA $1,185,000 MLS#71501542, William Tierney, 617.653.1955

Hull, MA $1,149,000 MLS#71510837, Mary Morrison, 781.264.5131

Newtown, CT $1,140,000 MLS#99025701, Jackie Himmelfarb, 203.770.7612

Lake Winnipesaukee

Westbrook, CT $1,100,000 MLS#M9139899, Ona Nejdl, 860.227.5027

Provincetown, MA $1,050,000 MLS#21303435, Robert Tosner, 508.237.2936

Meredith, NH $995,000 MLS#4185005, Karen Laflamme, 603.455.8202

Northhampton/Hatfield, MA $995,000 MLS#71493527, Suzanne White, 413.530.7363

Scituate, MA $989,900 MLS#71521782, Michelle Larnard, 781.264.6890

Farmington, CT $969,900 MLS#G646366, Alex Colaiacovo, 860.878.8559

Attleboro, MA $959,900 MLS#71532373, Leah Burke, 617.347.4202

Provincetown, MA $950,000 MLS#21205741, Lee Ash, 508.237.6342

Burlington, MA $885,000 MLS#71536539, Karen Butt, 978.337.5597

Falmouth, MA $875,000 MLS#21303594, Cameron/Corcoran, 774.313.0455

Framingham, MA $872,500 MLS#71522512, David Ferrini, 774.279.1020

Clinton, CT $835,000 MLS#M9140557, Ona Nejdl, 860.227.5027


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DOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 26-acre estate comprised of rolling lawns, woodland and two scenic ponds, including a main residence, guest cottage, recreation lodge, carriage house, pool, tennis court and a buildable lot. $5,900,000

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Circa 1901 Shingle-style home with a 2006 renovation and expansion, 15 rooms, chef’s kitchen, five bedrooms, and studio on 24+ acres with river frontage abutting protected land. $4,750,000

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning renovation blends sophisticated city architecture with characteristics from Italian and French country homes. Four bedrooms with ensuite baths, garden, “cottage” and two-car garage. $4,300,000

Jonathan P. Radford | C. 617.335.1010

Brigitte l. Senkler | C. 978.505.2652

Jonathan P. Radford | C. 617.335.1010

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magical, 3.65-acre setting abutting conservation land. Grandeur and casual comfort meld seamlessly; oversized kitchen, five bedrooms, guest suite, patios, pool and sports court. $3,995,000

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated 1907 Federal Revival in estate area near Center with 16 rooms, period details, chef’s kitchen, breakfast room, six bedrooms, plus attached studio with loft. $3,150,000

BOXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS Custom designed 6,500+ sq. ft. estate on 8+ acres, with a gourmet kitchen, limited-edition MOMA screened wallpaper, pool, cabana, tennis court, barn and three-car garage. $2,900,000

Paige Yates & Kathryn Richlen | C. 617.733.9885 | C. 781.507.1650

Brigitte l. Senkler | C. 978.505.2652

Gwen Washburn | C. 978.771.4827

The Coldwell Banker Previews International® network spans the globe. With sales associates in 50 countries, this elite network stands ready to showcase a portfolio of homes selected to meet the requirements of your lifestyle — wherever they may be located. Be it a bespoke waterfront castle, a mountaintop manor or equestrian estate situated among rolling hills, your next dream home awaits.

YORK, MAINE Oceanfront home set on 3.3+ acres with breathtaking views, five bedrooms, a sprawling living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, patio, freshwater ponds and private beach. $1,995,000

GROTON, MASSACHUSETTS Majestic 4.45-acre Olmstead-designed setting with 19th-century landmark home. Stunning renovation, period detail, custom granite kitchen, au pair apartment, guest house and pool. $1,850,000

EAST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND Fabulous four-bedroom Colonial features a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, grand 2-story foyer & family room, luxurious lower level with fireplace & wine cellar. Sited on a private manicured acre lot; pool & patio. $1,250,000

Ann Rainsford | C. 603.247.3220

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Premiere Marion waterfront estate located on Butler’s Point, directly across from the renowned Kittansett Club. Breath-taking, panoramic views of Buzzard’s Bay, Bird Island Lighthouse, and Cape Cod and the Islands from every room in this extraordinary custom property. Completely remodeled to take full advantage of the stunning views with open living on second floor, and four private suites on the first floor. Perfect for entertaining with two gourmet kitchens, one bedroom guest house, in-ground pool and sprawling one acre lot. Luxury and elegance abound in this exceptional, one-of-a-kind home.

Exceptional waterfront property located on Water Street in Marion Village. Nestled on the shores of Sippican Harbor, right next to the Beverly Yacht Club, this property offers expansive views of the harbor and Buzzards Bay, as well as direct water access. 100 foot private dock with gazebo and professionally landscaped .66 acre lot. Classic Cape Cod style home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room and formal living room make this home the perfect place for entertaining and family gatherings. Do not miss this rare offering.

Exclusively listed at $4,725,000.

Exclusively listed at $2,195,000.

Converse Company Realtors | 166 Front Street, P.O. Box 416 Marion, Massachusetts 02738 | Tel: 508-748-0020 | Fax: 508-748-2337


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Magnolia-Oceanfront estate set on 2.73 acres with fantastic views of the open Atlantic. $4,125,000

Manchester-Elegant Colonial with ocean views and right of way path to Singing Beach. $3,860,000

Marblehead-Oceanfront Estate set on DFUHVZLWKPDJQL¿FHQWYLHZVRIWKH open Atlantic. $4,500,000

Essex-Shingle Style Contemporary set on 2 acres with fabulous ocean and marsh views. $1,299,000

Marblehead-Renovated Harbor front Residence with deep water dock and expansive deck. $2,600,000

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Ipswich-Beautiful Farmhouse set on 2.23 acres with spectacular pond and marsh views. $1,100,000

Marblehead-Custom Shingle-Style home built in 2003 with woodland views on Marblehead Neck. $999,900


Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA (978) 526-8555 Beverly Farms, MA (978) 922-2700 Gloucester, MA (978) 282-1315 Ipswich, MA (978) 356-3444 Beverly, MA (978) 922-3683 Marblehead, MA (781) 631-9800

Hamilton-Quality constructed Colonial set on 1 acre with seasonal peeks of Miles River. $1,139,900

Rockport-Ocean views from this custom built Acorn Cape with fabulous amenities. $1,700,000

Manchester-Exquisite Tudor estate set on beautifully landscaped lot on Smith’s Point. $2,995,000

Manchester-European Country residence with beautiful details throughout set on 2 acres. $1,997,000

Rockport-Ocean views from this multi-level Shingle style home in Rockport’s South End. $929,000

Hamilton-Stately Contemporary estate set on 5 acres abutting 25 acres of protected land. $1,799,000

Wenham-Custom Colonial privately set on an stunning landscaped lot in Parson’s Hill. $1,245,000


Nature and civilization join forces in lushly planted pots by some of New England’s horticultural experts

Verbena supertunia and angelonia surround a spike of white mandevilla vine, making the perfect architectural complement for this entry in Weston, Massachusetts. Design By:

Courtesy of Parterre Garden Services

Parterre Garden Services, Boston and Cape Cod, (617) 492-2230, (508) 593-3281, parterregarden. com

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The Newport Antiques Show St. George’s School Middletown, Rhode Island To benefit the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County 401-846-2669

July 26-28, 2013 Gala Preview Party Thursday, July 25 Loan Exhibit Presented by

The Newport Antiques Show


An assortment of succulents—sedums, hen and chicks, medusa rush grass—surrounds a perky “bunny ears” cactus in this pot for a property with strict water use requirements. Design BY: Bilowz Associates, Sterling, Mass., (978) 422-5040,

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Tomorrow’s Heirlooms Handcrafted Today



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An unusual blue salvia and highly textured greenery echo the feel of their Pennoyer Newman cast-marble containers and rough granite setting on the Mystic Lakes near Boston. Design by: Artefact Home/Garden, Belmont, Mass., (617) 993-3347,

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Call for Entries for the 2013 Contractor of the Year Awards Entries Due Sept 25th


THE LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE In-depth education in horticulture, design, history and preservation. Enjoy courses Ă  la carte or explore certificate programs.

Contractor of join the usYear Please on Awards Wednesday, November Wednesday November13th 3 2013 6:30pm | Westin in Waltham


Showcase Live @ Patriot Place For available our annual CotY Tickets at Awards More details can be found at or Emcee: Former Red Sox

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It wouldn’t do to forget the charm of rustic simplicity, as this Boston fern and naturally mossed terra cotta urn remind us. Design

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by: Campo de’ Fiori, Sheffield, Mass., (413) 528-1857,

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Tastefully offsetting an ornate cast urn, this monochromatic collection of asters, kale, trailing violas and Algerian ivy looks toward autumn.

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Design by: a Blade of Grass, Wayland, Mass., (508) 358-4500, abladeofgrass. com

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





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Page 40: Wing-back chair, Duffy Design Group,


Boston, (617) 765-8175,


Interior designer: Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group,

lamp from Jamie Young,; custom ottoman from Duffy Design Group with fabric from Edelman Leather, edelmanleather. com; hide rug from Diseño,;

Affordable Luxury from Concept to Completion

zinc-top table from Mecox Gardens,; dining room chairs from Grand Rapids Furniture,, with back fabric by Rubelli from Donghia,, and seat

D Randolph Foulds Photography

with fabric from Malabar,; floor


fabric from Rogers & Goffigon, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 532-8068; Hungry silverware lamp fixture from Neena’s Lighting Design, neenaslighting. com; pewter sconces from The Urban Electric Company,; checkerboard rug

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from Niba Rug Collection,; custom sectional from Duffy Design Group with fabric from Brunschwig & Fils,; vintage Italian armchairs from Metro Retro, metroretrofurniture.


com, with fabric from Castel,; rug under sectional from Niba; custom media cabinet from Duffy Design Group; wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries, Page 42: Bench and cushions from Duffy Design Group with fabric from Holly Hunt,; custom rug from Niba; pillow fabrics from Osborne & Little,, Pindler & Pindler,, Decortex, and Creations Metaphores,; custom headboard and bed skirt from Duffy Design Group with fabric by Romo,; bed pillow fabric


from Creations Metaphores; custom night stands from Duffy Design Group; bench from FDO Group,, with fabric from Osborne & Little; custom window treatments from Duffy Design Group with fabric from Creations Metaphores and Decortex; sconces from Pottery Barn,; rug from Decorative Carpets, Page 43: Chaise from Restoration Hardware,, with fabric from Innovation Textiles,; floor lamp from The Urban Electric Company.

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IN NATURE’S EMBRACE PAGES 72–79 Architects: Mark Hutker and Greg Ehrman, Hutker Architects, Falmouth, Mass., (508) 540-0048, Interior designers: Heather Wells and Janine Dowling, Wells + Fox, Boston, Mass., (617) 4377077, Landscape architect: Greg Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 4922808, Builder: Baumhofer Builders, Edgartown, Mass, (508) 693-8220 Masonry and landscape contractor: Earthscape, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 696-8820 Audio/visual designer: Crane Sound & Vision, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 548-8179, Upholstery workroom: McLaughlin Upholstering, Everett, Mass., (617) 389-0761, Custom cabinetry: Douglas Yeiter, Art Applications, South Boston, Mass., (617) 269-1432, Page 72: Slipper chairs fabric from Raoul,; bench cushion fabric from Lee Jofa,; pillow fabrics by Raoul, China Seas by Quadrille,, Holly Hunt Great Plains,, Glant,, and First Editions,; Cloud White paint

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color by Benjamin Moore, Page 73: Outdoor seating, tables and pillows from Restoration Hardware,; brown print pillow fabric from Raoul; umbrellas from Frontgate, Pages 74–75: Kitchen chair fabric from Great Outdoors by Holly Hunt; pendant lamp over island from Neidhardt,; pendant over table from Satori,; stools from Sutherland,; backsplash tile from Discover Tile, Page 76: Chairs and ottoman fabric from Calvin,; side table from Altura,; pillows covered in China Seas fabric from Quadrille; Kapa X hooked rug from Steven King, Page 77: Dining table from Altura; chairs from Holly Hunt covered in leather from Jerry Pair,; rug from Aleman Moore, | (603) 601-7354 | Open Monday-Saturday, 9-5 Route 1, 87 Lafayette Road | Hampton Falls, NH; pendant light from Satori. Pages 78–79: Sofa fabric from Calvin; club chair fabric from Holly Hunt; console by Douglas

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Yeiter, Art Applications; blue chair fabric from Raoul; side table from Artifacts International,; rug from Merida, merida. com; bench cushion fabric from Lee Jofa; pillow fabrics China Seas by Quadrille, Great Plains by Holly Hunt, Glant and First editions; bathroom light fixture from LBL,; curtains from Shyam Ahuja,

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Iatesta chandelier and sconces from Studio 534,

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Pages 86–87: Linen wall covering from Stark; bergere and ottoman fabric from Bennison,; headboard fabric from Colefax and Fowler fabric,; drapery fabric by Cowtan & Tout,; custom carpet from Patterson, Flynn & Martin,; bed linens from Patterson Group,; Bellarita flooring, tub and fixtures from Ann Sacks, OPEN MINDED PAGES 88–95 Architects: Maryann Thompson and Michelle Laboy (project manager), Maryann Thompson Architects, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 491-4144, Builder: Art Hultin, A.F. Hultin & Co., Truro, Mass., (508) 487-1651, Landscape architect: Elaine Brubaker, Brubaker

Landscape Design, Minneapolis, Minn., (612) 8223462, Custom cabinetry: Ted Franklin Custom Cabinets,

South Wellfleet, Mass., (774) 722-5514 Curtain fabrication and installation: Rose Designs,

Westport, Mass., (774) 488-4625, Pages 90–91: Akari ceiling lamp from Noguchi,; Cirrus ceiling fan in brushed aluminum from Design Within Reach,; windows and swing doors throughout by Portal,; sliding doors from Arcadia Architectural Products,;

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fabric for sheers in living, dining and kitchen from Knoll,; kitchen bar stools from Design Group Italia through Herman Miller,; island ventilation hood from Miele,; Architect Series refrigerator from Kitchen Aid,; stainless steel sink from Franke, Pages 92–93: Family room sideboard in walnut and white lacquer from Ligne Roset,; vintage Edward Wormley chair for Dunbar through; Corten B metallic fireplace tile from Tau Ceramica through Stone Source, stonesource. com; tripod floor lamp from Design Within Reach; vintage Knoll sofa and armless chairs through eBay; George Nelson Platform Bench coffee table from Design Within Reach; art over sofa by Michael Rose,; large pastel over sideboard by Ross Marx through Nickerson

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Pages 94–95: Spellbound bedroom curtain fabric by Knoll; pastel artwork by Ross Marx from Nickerson Art Gallery; all bedding from Midsummer Nights; master bath shower tile on wall in Frost from Heath Ceramics,; waterworks floor tile, LAKESIDE LOVELY PAGES 96–103 Architect: Art Dioli, Olson Lewis + Architects, Manchester and Ipswich, Mass., (978) 704-6254, Interior designer, kitchen design and lighting design:

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Mass., (978) 890-7186, Builder and interior millwork: Ron Dunn, Dunn Builders, Vassalboro, Maine, (207) 314-3911 Cabinetry: Ron Dunn and Dave Goodale, Dagtone Woodworks, Arundel, Maine, (207) 985-9445 Page 98: Art from Eventide,; bar stools from Crate & Barrel,; Viking range in Mint Julep from Tri City Sales,; concrete countertops by Stonecraft,

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rug from Landry & Arcari, landryandarcari. com; reading lights from Newburyport Lighting,; custom vanity by Kristina Crestin Design, built by Eben Lovejoy, drykyerustic. com; sinks and Rohl faucet from Designer Bath; salvaged barn door and handle from Old House Parts, Page 102: Brian Hibbard artwork from Jules Place;

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A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue 60nobscot  157 A.J. Rose Carpets  50 Adriance Furnituremakers  147 Artefact Home|Garden  55 Audio Video Design  155 Authentic Designs  158 Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc.  53 The Barn at 17  129 Boston Architectural College  149 Boston Art, Inc.  117 Brendon Homes  20 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  15 California Closets  27 Capital Masonry Design  125 Carter Dayton Home  123 The Chelsea Company, LLC  129 Chip Webster Architecture  133 Coldwell Banker Previews International  140–141 Colin Smith Architecture, Inc.  68 The Converse Company Realtors  142 Cosentino North America  51 Daher Interior Design  1 DeBenedictis Building  33 Decorating Den Interiors  153 digs design co.  158 Donna Elle Interior Design  41 Dover Rug  31 Dream Kitchens  156 Eastman Street Woodworks  11 Ellen’s Interiors  116 EM NARI CotY Awards  149 Eric Roseff Designs  25 FBN Construction Co., Inc.  back cover Fifthroom  159 First Rugs, Inc.  44 Fortunato, Inc.  131 Furniture by Dovetail  43 Furniture  154 Garden Bloggers Conference  147 GFM Design  69 The Granite Group  56 Hartley Botanic, Ltd.  4–5 Huth Architects  49 Hutker Architects  127 Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard  151 Island Realty  142 J Barrett & Company Real Estate  143 J. Todd Galleries  37 J.C. Stone, Inc.  131 Jeff Soderbergh Custom Made Sustainable Furnishings  113 Jennifer Palumbo, Inc.  58–59 JJ Hardwood Floors  39 Joseph Waltman Design  153 JW Construction, Inc.  inside back cover Kitchen Views  17 Kristen Rivoli Interior Design  18 LaBarge Custom Home Building  151 Landry & Arcari  21 Laurie Gorelick Interiors  147 LDa Architecture & Interiors  45 League of N.H. Craftsmen  133 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  2-3 Lighting by the Sea  154 Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric  123

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Design ideas in the making

I sketched some seed pods I had found on a hike (upper left), which led to additional drawings of organic things like the onion and corn cob. I was thinking about how to interpret them as glass vessels. Murrini, a traditional Roman glassblowing process, fuses bundles of colored glass canes and then slices through them. The effect is similar to a cross-section of the corn cob, or the drawing I made of a patch of hair (lower right). These thoughts, along with my interpretation of a magnified dust mote (center right), all contributed to the design of a new handblown glass vase. As yet unnamed, it’s a prototype for an eventual collection. Tracy Glover, Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting, Pawtucket, R.I., (401) 724-1100,

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