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settling back into our regular lives—regretfully or with joyful anticipation, depending on individual temperament— it’s time to take a look at the season’s social calendar. In the natural world autumn is all about mellow ripeness, harvest and preparation for a winter’s rest. In the human sphere (or at least its more urban-oriented sectors) autumn is all about events. September is when everything starts up again. The symphony’s opening night approaches; the first opera production looms not far off. New England’s auction houses are gearing up for their fall sales. Various charities are fine-polishing preparations for their annual benefits; the temperature outdoors is once more conducive to road races and bike-athons. And, of course, a few tardy friends hoping to squeeze in last-minute dinner parties are hotly contesting the handful of free dates left in our schedules. But, just in case your calendar’s not totally packed, here are three upcoming events of particular interest in our corner of the world. Following a two-year hiatus, the renowned forty-nine-year-old Ellis Antiques Show will relaunch as the Ellis Boston Antiques Show and move back to its long-hallowed location in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. From October 21 to October 23, some forty international exhibitors will have antiques, decorative arts, fine art and jewelry on offer, and the October 20 gala preview will continue the tradition of benefiting Ellis Memorial, Boston’s first settlement house. New England Home itself also has two important, complementary events coming up. Please join us on the evening of Thursday, September 15, for our second 5 Under 40 awards, honoring a handful of New England’s most promising young designers (see the special section starting on page 85 for full details). Then, on Thursday, November 3, we’ll be celebrating the fifth annual New England Design Hall of Fame, a gala awards ceremony and dinner to fête our region’s top established talents in architecture, interior design and landscape design. This year’s honorees will be announced in early October—but don’t wait until then to save the date!

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112 Smooth Operator A desire to get rid of a popcorn-textured ceiling sparks

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Design Destination: Simple Pleasures, Providence 42 46 Artistry: Background Stories Boston artist Susan Harter’s dreamy, clas-

sically inspired landscape murals bring the dramatic finishing touch to many a gracious New England home. BY JANICE RANDALL ROHLF 52 Past Perfect: Castle in the Clouds Moultonborough, New Hampshire BY PAULA M. BODAH • PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATHAN EIKELBERG


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tecture and design. Now in the Galleries: Upcoming art exhibitions throughout New England 148 154 Perspectives Three New England designers concoct a sophisticated home bar. Wish List: Designer Heidi Pribell shows off a few of her favorite products for the home 160 It’s Personal: Favorite finds from the staff of New England Home 162 164 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features.

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Color Commentary Back in the day when retail chains still had a heartbeat and a style office, our friend James Sullivan was the fashion impresario of the now-defunct Jordan Marsh, a large department store in downtown Boston. James was enamored with bold color and delighted by its power to transform a hapless shift into a hot number. Always one to walk the walk, James never left home without a brightly colored pocket square peeking out of his suit jacket, matching socks beneath his trousers. Lately we’ve found ourselves borrowing a page from his rulebook, adding strong color—crayon, jewel and rainbow hues—to every room of the house. This fall, we’ll be welcoming shorter days and darker skies in bright style. Orange Crush What happens when you take a traditional wing chair and upholster it in a decidedly untraditional way? Love at first sight. The Jackson Chair Crazy (also available in green/blue and, for the faint of heart, in gray/black) has wool fabric, great lumbar support and a high-density foam seat. 27"W × 36"D × 44"H. $4,725 AS SHOWN. LEKKER HOME, BOSTON, (877) 7535537, WWW.LEKKERHOME.COM

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On the Move Nada Debs is an Iraqi-born, RISDtrained, Beirut-based designer. Her newest piece, the elegant and versatile Pebble table, expands and contracts depending on the setting, with tops that spin and colors that can be switched. (A good fit for a girl on the move.) This version has brass legs and Tapis d’Orient tops, but custom colors are also available. 94½"W × 22"D × 21"H EXPANDED, 59" × 33½" × 21" CONTRACTED. $12,000 AS SHOWN. BG GALLERIES, HINGHAM, MASS., (617) 901-4333, (781) 749-2411, WWW .BEYONDGORGEOSITY.COM


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If the story of Simple Pleasures, Mary and Alice Moore’s charming Providence shop, were a fairy tale, it might go something like this. Once upon a time there was a blacksmith’s shop known as Mahoney’s Forge. The little ivycovered forge lay tucked away like a treasure at the end of Waterman Street. For many years, beginning in 1895 in fact, blacksmiths toiled away there, making shoes for horses and later, forging weather vanes and crafting hardware for the big old houses and public buildings that lined the streets of downtown Providence. The blacksmiths, in their leather aprons and tweed caps, seemed very happy as they worked away at their craft. And then one day, they noticed that people were riding in cars (not on horses), checking the weather with digital barometers (not weather vanes) and buying new doorknobs online (not from the local forge).

Alas, Mahoney’s Forge was forced to shutter. It stood forlorn and crumbling for almost ten years until Mary Moore found it and fell in love with the place. Mary, a Rhode Island School of Design alum, asked the forge’s owners if she, along with her sister and another friend, could rent it. The owners agreed and the trio soon opened a florist shop, where they designed and sold floral arrangements and potted plants. Since then the shop has grown, carrying all sorts of surprising items for the house, the garden, the body and the soul. There are hand soaps, soup bowls, scarves and spools of string, totes and teacups, and still, an occasional nosegay. Mary now runs the shop with her daughter Alice, and most days the pair can be found there, arranging and selling their wares very happily ever after. OPEN TUESDAY– SATURDAY, 11 A.M.–6 P.M. 6 RICHMOND SQUARE, PROVIDENCE, (401) 331-4120, WWW.SIMPLEPLEASURESPROVIDENCE.COM

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Background Stories Boston artist Susan Harter’s dreamy, classically inspired landscape murals bring the dramatic finishing touch to many a gracious New England home. BY JANICE RANDALL ROHLF


usan Harter never feels more appreciated than when someone says, “What a pretty room,” and doesn’t even notice her huge, panoramic murals right away. “A lot of muralists want to be the star of the show,” she says. “I’d rather give you a lovely backdrop for your life.” Like her custom murals—classically inspired landscapes done in a loose, painterly style—Harter is all about understatement, in personality if not in stature. Like most of her murals, she stands well over six feet tall. “I get a lot of jokes about not needing a ladder to paint,” says the artist, a bit

weary of the comments. Her Clockwise from left: Sample height may come in handy, but of digitally printed wallpaper she’s built her reputation on her (2011); rolled canvas samples exacting craftsmanship and the of the 2011 collection; mural for The College Club of work ethic behind it. Boston (2008), interior deProminent Boston interior sign by Gerald Pomeroy designer Eugene Lawrence, who calls himself “very, very, very particular,” is a longtime Harter collaborator. “She is talented and doesn’t have a big ego,” he says. “She is always able to capture the essence of what I want.” Harter earned a degree in art from Harvard and then went on to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She took a job at a nonprofit organization, but one day, just for kicks, she pulled an old chair out to the lawn of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, house she rented with roommates and started giving it a new look with a little decorative painting. “I scavenged cast-off antiques from my millionaire neighbors,” she says with a laugh. A woman strolling by asked her to paint a coffee table. “She said she was an interior designer,” Harter recalls, “and offered to pay me a figure that was greater than my weekly salary.” 46 New England Home September/October 2011

Today, some fifteen years later, Harter teams up regularly with Lawrence, as well as noted Boston-based interior designers Gerald Pomeroy and Charles Spada, creating muted scenes that she describes as “evocative, not descriptive.” Spada comments that he and Harter have worked together on many projects since their early collaborations—a dining-room mural painted in grisage and chinoiserie panels on a large buffet. “Her work is always lovely and appropriate,” he says. Take, for example, Harter’s mural of a spring

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garden that rose up on either side of the grand entry stairway in the 2009 Kips Bay Show House, considered by many to be the premier showcase of professional interior design. Until now, Harter has hand-painted her murals on canvas in her Boston studio, a process that takes anywhere from four to eight weeks, depending on the size of the room, and requires the help of assistants. The meticulous work is time-consuming and the labor costly. Consequently, her murals carry the sort of price tag that only affluent customers can afford. In an effort to make them accessible to a wider range of people, this fall Harter plans to launch a collection of mural wallpapers that will come in both printed and hand-painted versions. “I will still do some custom murals for old clients or interRight: Junior League of esting projects,” she says, Boston Decorator Show House (2006), interior design “but I plan by Michael Carter. Below, left to focus in to right: Detail of “Villa Garden” (2011); detail of “Kips the future on Bay,” based on a mural for the mural the Kips Bay Decorator Show wallpaper House, N.Y., (2009); detail of collection.” “No Green In It” (2011) The handpainted collection will let clients mix and match their choice of color palette and landscape. Three-foot-by-sixfoot samples will show the colors and level of detail; blackand-white line drawings will depict the different landscapes available (fields, gardens, rivers, woods and the like). Based

on the client’s selections, Harter will then create a handpainted mural. She also plans to offer at least fifteen printed designs— “a great choice when you love the look of a hand-painted mural, but it’s just not in the budget,” Harter notes. Thanks to a cutting-edge digital printing method developed by her husband, Matt Harter—a “computer genius,” she calls him—these copies are almost indistinguishable from the originals. In fact, the first time the artist received a roll from the printer, even she asked, “Why are you returning the original?” Others have been fooled, too. Sharing one of her favorite stories, Harter recalls two young boys playing in an area with walls featuring her murals. “We’re outdoors,” one of the boys said with delight, and then caught himself. “I know that they’re not really trees, but they feel like trees.” • Editor’s Note Susan Harter can be reached at (718) 576-1362. To see more of her work, visit

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homas Plant’s mansion stands out, and not just because it sits high in the Ossipee Mountains, with views across to neighboring peaks and down to Lake Winnipesaukee. “Lucknow,” as Plant called the house he built in 1914, was an original from the moment its owner conceived of it. Born in 1859 into modest circumstances, Plant was smart, inventive and ambitious. As a young man he apprenticed in a shoe factory. By the end of the 1800s, he owned what might well have been the largest shoe manufacturer in the world—the Thomas G. Plant ComThomas Plant's office

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pany in Boston—and ranked among the nation’s wealthiest men. Despite his success, Plant never forgot his roots. While other men of his generation and means built Italianate villas and marble dwellings modeled after French palaces, he and his wife, Olive, chose the Arts and Crafts style for their sixteen-room home. Michael 52 New England Home September/October 2011

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though, installing the latest in state-of-the-art technology, including a central vacuum system, an interior fire hose and even an intercom. Ultimately, says Desplaines, Plant’s life was a “rags to riches to rags story.” At his death, in 1941, bad investments had left him all but broke. Remarkably, his house, now called Castle in the Clouds, survives almost entirely in its original state, a rare and wonderful example of the Arts and Crafts style at its biggest and perhaps best. • Editor’s Note Castle in the Clouds is open daily through Oct. 22, 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. 455 Old Mountain Rd., Moltonborough, N.H., (603) 476-5900, 54 New England Home September/October 2011

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New England Home’s Summer Networking Event at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams On June 22, New England Home welcomed advertisers to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Boston, Massachusetts, for our summer networking event. Despite the heavy rain and dark sky, the mood inside the beautiful showroom was light and cheerful. A spirited new furniture collection of classic shapes with a modern twist set the background for the evening as guests sipped wine, networked and mingled with friends. As a special treat and to fully set the summer mood, attendees were given the first look at our July/August issue!

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New England Home’s Cape & Islands Annual Networking Event at Wychmere Beach Club On June 9, New England Home welcomed advertisers to Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port, Massachusetts, for our annual Cape and islands networking event. Guests took in the spectacular views and explored the newly opened beachside venue while snacking on a delicious assortment of appetizers from Chef David Blessing. Along with ample opportunity to network, attendees had the chance to take home fabulous raffle prizes including wine courtesy of Adam Japko, pillows from Shor Interior Design and Sundries Furniture, a seascape painting from Tree’s Place, a navy hammock from Casual Designs of Cape Cod and a colorful rug from RPM Carpets.

Kevin Miller and Meagan Olivieri of Shor Design • Nicole Gabai of B. Organized with Brad Broderick, Broderick Building & Remodeling • Marble and Granite’s Chelsie Arnold, Budd Kelley of South Shore Millwork and New England Home’s Kim Sansoucy • Charles Orr and Kevin Dauphinais of Hutker Architects flank Eric Wetlaufer and Jeanne Racioppi, Williams and Spade • New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Tony Guthrie of Wychmere Beach Club, Polhemus Savery DaSilva’s John DaSilva and Adam Japko, Network Communications Inc. • Lori LaBarge of LaBarge Homes and Donna and Rick Morris of RPM Carpets • New England Home’s Robin Schubel, Brian Ricciardi of Marble & Granite, furniture maker Jeff Soderbergh, Macy Webster and Chip Webster of Chip Webster & Associates and Charlie Page, Katherine Field and Associates

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CLARKE Start your kitchen design project at Clarke, the ultimate kitchen resource center. You’ll learn more in two hours than in months of research anywhere else. Clarke educates homeowners about their many options so that they can make the right choices when designing a kitchen. Clarke is not a retailer or a design firm. It is New England’s wholesale distributor for high-performance appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf, Asko and others and the company does not sell directly to consumers. What Clarke offers is a pressure-free opportunity to experience the most magnificent kitchens in the world, designed by New England’s top designers. Open the cabinetry, see the latest countertop materials, try the appliances and learn about designers and dealers in your area. When you book an appointment, you’ll enjoy a private tour with an experienced Clarke consultant who can answer all of your questions. The showrooms are also open to walk-in visitors who would like to explore on their own and get ideas and inspiration from the many award-winning displays. The Clarke showrooms in Milford, MA, and South Norwalk, CT, are just the beginning. Clarke is your resource for everything to do with kitchens, fresh food and entertaining…

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The Clarke Culinary Center is New England’s newest, hottest cooking school, where you can spend an evening with one of your favorite restaurant chefs learning their secrets and techniques. To ensure that your appliances always perform perfectly, Clarke launched Clarke Customer Care, now the top-rated Sub-Zero and Wolf service company in America. The Clarke Culinary Store, just opening in both showrooms, offers magnificent cookware and culinary tools from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Staub and will soon offer fine stemware and cutlery. It’s the one place where homeowners can buy directly from Clarke. There is simply no other place like Clarke. Make your appointment today…this is definitely worth the trip.

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I N S TA L L AT I O N S P L U S , I N C . Installations Plus, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts, installs ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite and glass tile in high-end residential and commercial projects for both homeowners and contractors. The company constantly updates their installation methods to cater to the more intricate tiles that are being introduced daily. Both the owners and the installers are continually educated to use the latest installation methods and products. Their craftsmen are experienced in all areas of tile and stone installation including mud jobs, custom stone and glass installations, installation of PVC shower pans and any removal and preparation work that may be needed. They are also experienced in the installation of Chesney Stone Mantles and work closely with numerous area tile showrooms and stone fabricators. They work on all sizes of tile projects. Installations Plus can install tile in any area of your home including kitchen floors, backsplashes, bathroom walls, ceilings, floors, sunrooms, wine cellars, steam rooms, curbless showers, family rooms and basements. Jon Moss, the principal owner, has been in the tile instal-

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lation business for close to 30 years. Combined with his partner, Bill Daniels, they have more than 50 years of experience installing tile. The company works closely with homeowners and contractors in eastern Massachusetts as well as Cape Cod, North and South Shore, Rhode Island and other areas in New England. They are members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB).

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MARBLE AND GRANITE, INC. Marble and Granite is the largest natural stone wholesaler in New England, offering the highest-quality granite, marble, limestone, slate, travertine, soapstone, Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces, Concetto Semi-Precious Surfaces, Curava Recycled Glass and the Antolini Luigi Signature Collection. You will not find more options at any other place! One of the company’s newest offerings is Sinterlite, a ceramic made of 100% clay or sand that is brought directly from the quarry to a manufacturing facility in Spain. The application options for Sinterlite are endless: exterior cladding for buildings, interior wall cladding, countertops, outside kitchens, floors, furniture and more. The material is nonporous and stain, scratch and heat resistant. Since 1990, Marble and Granite has been importing firstclass materials from around the world. By utilizing team members in South America and Europe, and owners who travel around the globe to hand-select materials, the company is always on the forefront of design. Marble and Granite is dedicated to offering unparalleled quality, knowledge and service to designers, architects, fabricators and discerning homeowners.

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The company offers quality stone products, competitive pricing and a knowledgeable team of professionals to assist clients at showrooms in Westwood, Massachusetts, and Milford, Connecticut. All current inventory can also be previewed online, with product photos and information on slab quantity and size. Unlike other distributors, Marble and Granite will pull the actual slabs into a designated, well-lit area once a customer is ready to make their final selection. The slab the customer sees is the slab they’ll get. Marble and Granite prides itself on superior inventory, service, dedication and professionalism acquired from years of experience, enabling them to meet and exceed the industry standards. Welcome to the world of fine stone!

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P E A B O D Y S U P P LY C O M PA N Y Imagine for a moment coming home after a hard day at work and taking refuge in your very own home spa. Sinking into a whirlpool bath and enjoying an “air massage” is not the stuff of dreams—at least not at Peabody Supply Company. People who are improving the look and feel of their bathrooms and kitchens want more than functionality. They actually want to enjoy the improvements in these rooms, whether it be a moveable spray showerhead that can hit any area of the body or Kohler’s newest high-performance High Efficiency Toilet (HET), which flushes beautifully with just 1.28 gallons per flush! Peabody carries products by Kohler, Grohe, Elkay and other leading manufacturers of everything you could possibly want in a bathroom or kitchen. Founded in 1947 by the Velonis family, Peabody Supply Company is a family-owned and operated plumbing and heating supply business. The company has five bath showrooms and seven counter locations; visit the Bath Showcase in Peabody, North Andover, North Chelmsford and Waltham, Massachusetts, and in Kingston, New Hampshire. Flagship stores in North Andover and Waltham each have more than 4,000 square feet of space.

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There are many good reasons to shop at Peabody Supply Company, not the least of which is extraordinary customer service. The company holds training sessions on an ongoing basis to keep their staff ahead of current trends and new products so they can best inform clients of their options. While appointments are not required, they are helpful, especially for large projects—Peabody wants to make sure their customers don’t wait unnecessarily and they have plenty of time to complete every project comfortably. Today, Peabody Supply Company owners Jim Jr., Nick, Domenic and Chris continue the family tradition of helping homeowners turn the bathrooms and kitchens of their dreams into reality.

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R I V E R B E N D & C O M PA N Y With over 40 years of collective experience in the luxury appliance industry and an invaluable insider’s understanding of manufacturers’ product distinctions, RiverBend & Company’s expertise keeps you up to date with the latest technological advances and design integration while keeping the information streamlined and easy to understand. Through their extensive knowledge, incomparable service and expert installations, RiverBend’s promise is to exceed your expectations. By providing “white glove service” they promise to interact with you at an unparalleled concierge style level. They will guide you in making the best choices in products that are right for your home, family and lifestyle.

Through their live kitchen displays, they offer ongoing in–store culinary classes to familiarize you with their products and demonstrate the latest in cooking techniques and best practices. Their after sales support provides you with the comfort of knowing that RiverBend’s ongoing relationship with their customers is most important. After-hour appointments are always available, if needed, to accommodate your schedule Before you create your next kitchen, replace an appliance or need the right complementing products, make RiverBend & Company your choice to shop. RiverBend & Company – where the right choices begin!

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Preserve your good taste.. You labor over the perfect wine selection and choose the finest, freshest and healthiest assortment of food. With Miele’s patented MasterCool™ controls guiding you to the ideal home environment for your selections, you can be assured that your attention to detail is never conceded. Miele's Independence™ Series… smart technology delivering fresh results.

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TOTO USA Style meets innovation with the Aquia Wall-Hung Toilet. Featuring TOTO’s DuoFit In-Wall Tank System, the wall-hung Aquia pairs chic styling with comfort and sensibility. The high-efficiency dual-flushing system optimizes water usage by allowing users to choose between 0.9 GPF for liquid waste or 1.6 GPF for solid waste—saving water and money with every flush. The functional wall-mounted design makes cleaning effortless. Since the tank is behind the wall and the toilet is mounted above the floor, you gain more space and accessibility for cleaning. Providing nine inches of extra bathroom space, this toilet is the perfect design solution for small spaces. The stylish flush plate adds an artistic flair to a variety of bathroom settings. As with all TOTO products, the Aquia wall-hung toilet passed a battery of stringent performance tests to meet quality and efficiency standards, including the EPA’s WaterSense program. TOTO’s patented flushing technology offers reduced maintenance, improved reliability and superior performance, to ensure your complete satisfaction with one of the most important products in your home.

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TOTO fixtures combine the best of form and function to save water without sacrificing an ounce of performance. The day you install TOTO is the day you start saving with TOTO. With every use, you save money and water, while gaining something of real human value—the confidence that comes with buying the right product for all the right reasons. That’s what TOTO is all about—connecting people with water in ways that enrich the flow of their everyday life.

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WOLFERS LIGHTING “Lighting is our passion.” Wolfers Lighting stores are unlike any other lighting showrooms in New England. For more than 80 years, the company has maintained core values of personalized service and exceptional value. From the initial planning to the lighting selection process, Wolfers is your partner every step of the way. Expert lighting consultants. Meeting with Wolfers expert lighting consultants will help you create the mood and ambience you envision for every room. Their experts will work closely with you to design a lighting plan that meets your needs at home or in a commercial space. They will guide you in designing a lighting plan, and work with you to meet the design, budget and time objectives of each project. Unique lighting labs. In addition, unique interactive lighting labs allow you to see first hand how lighting will work in a variety of rooms in your home. At Wolfers Green Zone, the energy-efficient lighting education center in their Allston showroom, you can learn everything you need to know about green lighting, compare different types of energy-efficient lighting and experience the latest technologies in person, with expert lighting consultants to guide

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you through the newest product features. Here you can explore all of the company’s lighting control systems and dimmers, LED lights and many more energy-efficient options. The Wolfers difference. At Wolfers Lighting, you can buy with confidence. They have the largest selection of home and commercial lighting in Massachusetts and pledge to give their customers the best overall value, providing products you can trust and service you can depend on. Experience the Wolfers difference.

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Light Your Kitchen Perfectly Your dream kitchen awaits! Achieve the perfect balance of style and functionality by visiting our interactive kitchen lighting labs to explore how LED, recessed, track, and pendant lighting can change your kitchen’s look and feel. Bring in your plans today and a Wolfers expert lighting consultant will help you create a custom kitchen lighting design. Call a showroom or visit today to make an appointment with one of our expert lighting consultants.

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CLASSIC KITCHENS & INTERIORS Since 1979, Classic Kitchens & Interiors has been partnering with architects, builders, interior designers and homeowners to collaborate on design aspects of new homes and renovations. From kitchens, baths and built-ins, to whole-house interiors, they work diligently to manage and execute each project efficiently and with great care and attention to detail. With combined experience of more than 100 years, the certified designers and installers will create and implement your vision from coordinating styles throughout your home to working towards a specific solution. Classic Kitchens & Interiors works closely with each client to develop custom solutions that integrate their needs and lifestyles. View the company’s online gallery at

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New England Home is proud to introduce our second round of 5 Under 40 awards, shining a spotlight on the hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England. The winners—all five of whom are under the age of forty—were nominated by their peers and then selected by an all-star committee of regional design leaders who considered four categories: architecture, interiors, furniture and home-design products and accessories. Take note: 5 Under 40 winners are the people to watch, producing some of the most beautiful and innovative work available today. The slate of winners for 2011 was selected by a diverse committee of professionals representing different facets of the New England design community: interior designer Dennis Duffy, product designer Carol Catalano, architect Lisa DeStefano and New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner. Lisa DeStefano commented on the judging process, saying, “I was honored and thrilled to be part of such an exciting award recognizing the future of design in New England. The amount of talent to review was eye-opening, and it was great to witness the talent in so many different areas. I look forward to watching how they will positively affect our communities and built environment.” The judges pored over scores of nominations to select this year’s winners, who will be honored at a reception on September 15, 2011, at The Galleria at 333 Stuart Street in Boston. (There’s still time to join in the celebration; see page 100 for ticket information!) As part of the festivities, each winner designed a custom rug that was produced by presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting and will be auctioned off at the reception event to benefit the Cambridge, Massachusetts–based charity, Barakat. (Read more about Barakat and the rug design process on page 100.) Be sure to keep an eye on what comes next from this talented group of design stars!





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5UNDER40 Champagne Reception on April 14, 2011 at Landry & Arcari’s Boston Showroom

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Debra Folz FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES Debra Folz was studying interior design at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University when she came across the Three Skin Chair by Ron Arad. “As soon as I saw it, I thought, ‘That is for me, I want to be a part of that,’ ” she recalls. Wanting a more hands-on relationship with materials and manufacturing through smaller-scale explorations, Folz went on to pursue a graduate degree in furniture design from RISD. She’s never looked back. Folz has found inspiration in Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola’s ability to design for mass production while maintaining a handmade feel, as well as in FRONT Design Studio’s creation of physical objects initiated by conceptual inquiry. Recurring themes in Folz’s own designs include pairing industrial surfaces with domestic handcrafts, reinterpreting traditional manufacturing techniques in contemporary objects and making things with which their owners can associate their own memories. Connecting with people through her work is one of Folz’s most rewarding experiences. She points to her The Whole Story photo albums as an example: “I really enjoy the idea that the photo albums I have made are living in people’s homes, telling their stories,” she says. Along with her ongoing exploration of material boundaries at her studio in Boston’s South End, Folz leads furniture design studio courses at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. “Stepping out of the studio and sharing what I’ve learned with my students and watching them apply their imagination and creativity to new information perpetuates inspiration in my own work,” she says. Debra Folz and her small-scale productions of furniture and accessories are truly an inspiration to us all. SEE MORE OF DEBRA FOLZ’S WORK AT WWW.DEBRAFOLZ.COM

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Jinhee Park ARCHITECTURE Boston’s Big Dig may have been a nightmare for commuters, but architect Jinhee Park made the most of it—literally. Using 60,000 pounds of salvaged steel and concrete from the dismantled I-93 highway, Park designed the Big Dig House in Lexington, Massachusetts. According to Park, the prototype building demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused to save money, resources and energy. Park is a founding principal of the Cambridge, Massachusetts–based firm SsD (SINGLE speed DESIGN). Whether she’s working on a home in Newton, Massachusetts, a cultural center in Korea, a house of towers in the Mongolian desert or even a fleet of food trucks, she approaches design as “a convergent, interdisciplinary and sustainable venture” that integrates form with energy-efficient strategies. She used these same principles when designing her rug with Landry & Arcari for the 5 Under 40 charity auction. “It’s like a water drop coming out of a corner of a room, highlighting and activating a typically underutilized space,” says Park of her carpet design. “It can inspire people to use the wall and floor more instead of furniture. The concept is to maximize space within a minimum footprint to further the notion of sustainable minimal living.” In addition to her 5 Under 40 award, Park has been recognized by the Architectural League of New York and the American Institute of Architects. As the result of winning an international design competition, Park’s design for a 10,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery—a free-standing, museum-quality building in the Heyri Art Valley of Korea—will be completed later this year. We look forward to seeing more unique, sustainable solutions from her for many years to come. SEE MORE OF JINHEE PARK’S WORK AT WWW.SSDARCHITECTURE.COM

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Interior designer Rachel Reider never forgets the old adage “home is where the heart is.” Although she regularly travels the world, Reider always returns to New England, bringing with her a wealth of ideas she’s picked up along the way. “New places, environments and cultures ignite my creativity,” she says. “You never know where you might find inspiration.” We can see the result of that inspiration in each of Reider’s projects, which are known for the designer’s creative mixing of styles, colors and textures. Her “functionally chic” interiors are individually tailored to her clients’ needs, whether a city dwelling in New York, a Florida beach house or a ranch in Montana. One of her most memorable projects happened here at home: her transformation of The Veranda House in Nantucket, Massachusetts. “It was our first boutique hotel design and a great study in mixing historic architecture with a more modern interior—a somewhat revolutionary concept at the time for Nantucket,” she recalls. “I still remember the moment of shock when the owners approved everything in my design plan, from the zebra-patterned bench in the common space to the brightly patterned wall paper in the dining area.” Reider’s work has been featured here on the pages of New England Home as well as in Travel & Leisure, Better Homes & Gardens, Design New England and the Boston Globe. Prior to launching her own firm, Rachel Reider Interiors, she worked at Jennifer Palumbo, Inc. and Koo de Kir. Ultimately, Reider says, the design process should be inspiring and fun. Thanks to her varied background (she has degrees in interior design as well as American studies and art history) and her sense of adventure, a Rachel Reider design is always both. SEE MORE OF RACHEL REIDER’S WORK AT WWW.RACHELREIDER.COM

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“Felt” probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions “fabric”. . . unless you’re Kelly Harris Smith. A born-and-bred southerner from Virginia, Smith now calls Boston home. After graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture, she worked at Boston-based firms, all the while experimenting with materials and textiles. Her involvement with contemporary architecture and a life-long love of “making things out of the unexpected” eventually led Smith to open FilzFelt, a company that imports and distributes German wool felt. Along with her partner, Traci Roloff, Smith works with architects, interior designers and product designers on custom projects that use felt in unexpected ways: flooring, perforated wall panels, pillows, upholstery applications and more. FilzFelt’s colorful products have been featured in Interior Design Magazine, House Beautiful, Boston Home, Martha Stewart Living, Architecture Boston, Boston Common and the Boston Globe, among others. Smith is also a founding member of the Boston Design Salon and the curator for Design Nearby, an annual exhibition of local artisans at the Pinkcomma Gallery. When it came time to create a rug with Landry & Arcari for the 5 Under 40 charity auction, she proved her prowess with other textiles. “When the opportunity to design a rug came along, I started thinking about symbols, grids, pixels and the repetition of shapes,” she says. “In particular, the plus sign appeals to me because although it is just a simple shape, it’s also a figurative symbol for positive (not negative) and more (not less).” We expect to see Smith’s upbeat designs and positive energy radiate out into the New England design community (and beyond) for many years to come. SEE MORE OF KELLY HARRIS SMITH’S WORK AT WWW.FILZFELT.COM

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Nima Yadollahpour



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Nima Yadollahpour’s goal, he says, is to “create intelligent spaces that infuse ideal functionality with a quality aesthetic for the inhabitant.” He strives for what he calls a unique architectural language: “distinguished, simple, elegant and, most importantly, timeless.” Yadollahpour’s lofts, single- and multi-family homes, additions and renovations all share a thoughtful attention to materials and construction, but they don’t share a design style. “Our design styles have ranged from modern minimalist to conservative traditional, from the culturally inspired to historic period design,” he says. Yadollahpour graduated from Syracuse University and worked at such Boston firms as Payette Associates and Office dA, as well as the Montrealbased Provencher Roy Associates, before founding ONY architecture in 2005. Over the years he’s been a design critic for the Boston Architectural College, Rhode Island’s Roger Williams University, Syracuse University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. A native of Iran, Yadollahpour immigrated to the U.S. at the age of ten. Though he’s now living in Boston, Yadollahpour looked to his roots for inspiration when designing the rug he developed with Landry & Arcari. “Like most of our architectural or interior design work, I tried to start designing this project from a meaningful source as inspiration,” he says. “In this case, I felt that using my Persian heritage would be fitting, especially for designing a rug.” The design of his Esfahan rug is based on the historic city’s fertile farmland; Yadollahpour used a satellite image of the area’s topography as a starting point for the design. The finished rug represents the fields, vegetation, manmade structures and a curving road. A timeless aesthetic, indeed. SEE MORE OF NIMA YADOLLAHPOUR’S WORK AT WWW.ONYARCHITECTURE.COM



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Magic Carpets Presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting plays a special role in the 5 Under 40 celebration, seeing to the creation of the unique and beautiful rugs designed by each of the winners. Once the winners have settled on the designs for their rugs, Landry & Arcari turns to its weavers in Nepal to carry out the rest of the process. “I’m amazed at some of the concepts and ideas that the designers have, not having gone through this before,” says Landry & Arcari’s Jeff Arcari. He points to Nima Yadollahpour’s design, based on a topographical map, noting that it’s the first time they’ve done a carpet that has just the warp and weft of the actual foundation showing in places. Debra Folz’s pattern, based on a flock of birds or a school of fish, is unusual, too. “She wanted to bevel each of them to create a three-dimensional look to a carpet that is usually two dimensional,” Jeff explains. Each winner’s unique design is sent to Nepal, where it is translated onto graph paper, with each box representing a knot. “These weavers are experienced, so they don’t always follow it knot to knot,” says Jeff. “There’s always a small amount of human interpretation, which really gives the rugs so much beauty and uniqueness.” Rugs take about ninety days to complete and every step—shearing, washing, carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing—is done by hand using centuries-old processes. Each five-by-eight-foot rug is woven by two to four weavers, both native Nepalese and refugees from Tibet, using a blend of wool, mohair, silk and cotton. The one nod to modernism is the use of chrome dyes, which provide more accurate color than natural dyes, says Jeff. The winners’ rugs are set to be auctioned off during the September 15, 2011, awards celebration. As with last year’s rug auction, proceeds will benefit the Cambridge-based charity, Barakat. 100 New England Home September/October 2011

Barakat Barakat works to strengthen the basic human right to education in South and Central Asia by providing exemplary basic education, increasing access to higher education and advancing literacy, particularly for women and children. Funds raised from the 2011 auction will go toward purchasing a school bus that will ferry students—Afghan refugees in Pakistan—to and from school. Without a proper means of transportation, parents refuse to send their children to school due to safety reasons. VISIT WWW.BARAKATWORLD.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

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The one-story house blends beautifully with its lush natural surroundings. An angled crossing wing holds the living room, dining room and kitchen, while the master suite and bedrooms line the east-west axis and capture gorgeous water views to the north.

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Realtors live and die by three words: location, location, location. In the case of this Martha’s Vineyard house, about twenty-five yards made all the difference. Confronted with an existing structure on the eastern edge of the property, and owners eager to rehab and add on, architect Peter Breese of Vineyard-based Breese Architects, floated a bold plan. • After walking much of the three-acre lot in the heart of Mink Meadows, a Vineyard Haven community coveted for its proximity to a secluded north shore beach and semi-private nine-hole golf course, Breese tossed out the idea of starting fresh. Sure, the tired A-frame could be salvaged. But, intent on maximizing views and creating balance, the architect had fallen for an alternate angle. “I could see stronger water views from the center of the property,” says Breese. “It was covered with trees, but we could create clearings.” • Owners Amy and Peter Wagner were easily swayed. After all, it was the view—two ponds, the ocean September/October 2011 New England Home 105

beyond, ferries shuttling through the sound, Cape Cod off in the distance—that initially hooked Amy. The couple, whose primary home is in California’s Silicon Valley, are East Coasters at heart. “We really wanted our three boys to experience what we did thirty years ago,” says Amy. “It’s an old-fashioned place—the kids jump off the dock, there are no stoplights.” The previous owners also had three boys, now grown and parting with their childhood summer home. It was, in essence, a serendipitous passing of the torch. Under a tight deadline, Breese and his talented team set to work: the 6,000-square-foot house would be finished and furnished in fourteen months, just in time for 106 New England Home September/October 2011

Custom furnishings, including a built-in bench designed by architect Peter Breese and crafted by boat builder Marty Harris, lend a maritime feel to the living room. Top left: Stone veneer panels visually break up the shingled exterior. Bottom left: A private perch off the living room offers a glimpse of ferries shuttling in the distance.

With twelve exterior doors, ranging in width from three the boys— Jackson, Ben and Christian—to welcome to sixteen feet, barriers between inside and out magically summer with a plunge in the pool. A predominantly sindissolve. “You feel like you’re in this amazing nature pregle-story structure (the guest quarters float above the garage), the four-bedroom house is spread out to capture water The four-bedroom house is spread out views, covering 240 feet from garage to master suite. An angled to capture water views, covering 240 feet crossing wing that holds the dinfrom garage to master suite. ing room, kitchen and living room adds visual interest and serve,” says Amy. “We wanted this whole beautiful scene cleverly masks the perception of length. The bedrooms outside to be accessible to us in the house.” line up along the east-west axis and catch water views to A large screened porch off the kitchen and dining room, the north. September/October 2011 New England Home 107

Interior walls were banished to allow for easy trafďŹ c ow and conversation. Found objects like the vintage sign turned dining table contrast with commissioned works such as the hand-blown glass chandelier. Facing page top: A connector linking the garage/guest quarters with the main house doubles as a wet bar and changing area for the pool. Facing page bottom: The overriding goal was to integrate the house with its striking coastal landscape.

a deck off the master suite and a cocktailhour-ready terrace that wraps the pool area afford the family ample opportunity to bask in the great outdoors. Form meets function beautifully in the lengthy connector that ties the garage to the main house. Designed as a privacy screen for the pool area, it’s multifunctional: doors slide wide to reveal a wet bar, changing area and built-in benches. Wet feet are welcome on the floor of wood and a concrete composite mixed with sea glass and seashells. In a whimsical nod to the Wagners’ passion for sailing, an oversize outdoor shower is fashioned from red cedar and adorned with cleats that double as door pulls. Though it was the mellow, sun-drenched summer vibe of the Vineyard that beckoned, “the house,” Amy admits, “is not low-key in any way.” Sweeping ceilings with modified scissor trusses—a structural necessity—lend order and balance. Subtly curved walls conjure the arc of a boat hull and create a softness that plays against the asymmetry of the windows. The house itself and all the rooms are organized along centerlines, Breese explains,

Subtly curved walls conjure the arc of a boat hull and create a softness that plays against the asymmetry of the windows. which grounds the space and gives it a symmetrical steadying hand. Breese and designer Liz Stiving-Nichols, who was at the time a consultant for Breese’s Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard, collaborated on the interior design. Amy had one directive: “We wanted it to look beautiful, but it had to be functional,” she says. “We’re really a family-focused family, down-to-earth people living in a cool space.” Breese and Stiving-Nichols heard her and ran with it, crafting an aesthetic at once cool and comfortable. In the central living space, walls were banished, allowing the kitchen, dining area and living room to flow from one to the next for an open, airy effect and maximum water views. Custom countertops and furnishings delineate the rooms and provide visual pop. The counter that separates the dining September/October 2011 New England Home 109

room from the kitchen is a handy work/storage space for Amy, an avid cook; viewed from the dining room, it contains the ultimate dinner party conversation-starter: an abstract sculpture that mimics the floor plan of the house. What Breese calls “precious elements”—a dining-room light fixture designed by a San Francisco artist, fossils embedded in the kitchen backsplash and the white quartz kitchen island top—blend with simple found objects, like the sign Breese unearthed at the Brimfield Antiques Show and converted into the dining table or the old lantern that sits on the range hood for a unique and charming effect. All woodwork and ceilings, except the builtins, are painted Winds Breath by Benjamin Moore, forming a pale, but warm backdrop for the cabinetry and furnishings. Breese designed the more intricate pieces to suit the surroundings. The master suite, for example, features a custom closet and dresser in one, a headboard with a clever cutout that lets the bed float in a central location and shelving that hugs the curve of the wall. In keeping with the loose

In keeping with the loose maritime theme, the architect enlisted a former boat builder to execute his designs. maritime theme, the architect enlisted a former boatbuilder to execute his designs. “There’s decoration and there’s architecture,” he says. “The built-ins are both architecture and design. They tie everything together.” Remarkably, the homeowners didn’t see just how perfectly everything came together until the project was complete. Though the Wagners were on hand for the laying of the foundation, they didn’t visit the island again until the house was move-in ready. Amy (who happily describes herself as “very opinionated”) stayed connected via remote meetings, and boxes brimming with samples arrived daily at their West Coast home. Still, there’s no substitute for seeing it in person—a finished, furnished summer retreat. Her verdict: “It’s an amazing place.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 164. 110 New England Home September/October 2011

A large found boulder makes a diving rock for the Wagner boys, while an integrated corner hot tub beckons bathers. Facing page top: The master bath’s diverse materials include stone tile flooring, a bio-glass countertop and bleached walnut cabinetry. Facing page bottom: A built-in in the master bedroom, designed by Breese and executed by South Shore Millwork, cleverly masks a flat-screen TV.

SmoothOperator A desire to get rid of a popcorn-textured ceiling sparks a bold redesign that brings an urban penthouse apartment to new heights of elegance. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL • PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL PARTENIO • INTERIOR DESIGN: DALIA TAMARI, DALIA KITCHEN DESIGN • BUILDER: PAUL DUDLEY

By breaking through the ceilings of her Brookline home, designer Dalia Tamari was able to reinvent her penthouse apartment, moving walls and reinterpreting rooms.

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Dalia Tamari had lain down for a nap when she found herself gazing up at her bedroom ceiling. As she pondered the white-pebbled surface she’d lived with since moving into the seventh-floor Brookline, Massachusetts, penthouse with her family, she started tracing the track of the air-conditioning vents with her eyes. The longer she mapped the vents, the more convinced she became that she could reroute them to get more ceiling height and replace the popcorn texture she’d despised for the past fourteen years. There was one way to find out, so Tamari hurried to find a broom. Easily enough she poked the broomstick through the ceiling to discover she could add at least a foot of headroom above the bed. A second jab also hit nothing. Again and again she poked holes throughout the apartment, down the halls and into the living room, a cloud of plaster dust following her. She determined the route of the air-conditioning vents and left a ceiling of Swiss cheese in her wake. “I thought, if I can open the ceiling I can move the walls,” says Tamari, the design force behind Dalia Kitchen Design in the Boston Design Center. To spare him a shock when he got home, Tamari called her husband at work to inform him of her destructive afternoon. “I called Gadi and told him—all excited—about my findings,” recalls Tamari. “By the time he got home he was calm. He knows that when it comes to design, sometimes my logic is not quite predictable.” Her methods might have been unconventional, but Gadi could hardly argue with the result. Besides the ceiling, not a single interior wall escaped unscathed as Tamari remade the apartment. She reconfigured soffits and beams, brought in new molding to redefine rooms, installed new paneling, redesigned the kitchen and added new furnishings to turn the modest apartment into a showplace of design. By removing a bedroom (the last of the couple’s three children were now gone), Tamari and Gadi were able to add space not only to their family room and bedroom, but also to the kitchen, dining room and living room. “That is when we made an apartment for a couple,” says Tamari. The sophisticated new living room has a September/October 2011 New England Home 113

wall of black paneling that cleverly disguises two elevator doors and a coat closet. “I didn’t want to see doors,” says Tamari. “I just wanted you to feel like you were in the apartment.” The other walls wear simple taupe paint, with a tuxedo stripe of black molding near the top to define the areas where the ceiling was raised. The award-winning kitchen designer, whose work carries her between the East Coast and Israel, where she grew up, filled the living room with matching sofas by Fendi, Biedermeier-esque chairs and elongated custom coffee tables. Artwork given as a gift from her two daughters hangs above the fireplace; elsewhere she displays paintings that once hung in her parents’ house in Italy. Tamari had stared down just about every design challenge, but the kitchen designer faced a number of complications in bringing together her own cooking area. Given the apartment’s size—and her insistence on full-size appliances—space was at a premium. “The kitchen is very shallow,” says Tamari. “In some parts it is like a façade.” On one wall cabinets are only nine inches deep. She met the challenges with her usual creativity, devising such unconventional solutions as installing the oven at an angle to suit the space. The Mark Wilkinson–designed cabinetry was made in England and hand-painted to look like furniture. “It’s lowkey, nothing shiny,” says Tamari. “It will stay looking good for a really long time.” Down the hall from the kitchen sits a marble statue against a shuttered window, perfectly framed by the master bedroom’s doorway. The bedroom is a quiet sanctuary with its upholstered walls and headboard, which temper the light that floods the public spaces and soften any building sounds. It’s the most recent phase of Tamari’s renovation that has 114 New England Home September/October 2011

The intimate dining area opens to a balcony. Facing page top: Black paneling disguises elevator doors and a closet on one wall of the living room. Facing page bottom: Modern lines and traditional architectural features combine throughout the apartment.

Clockwise from top left: With Boston beckoning in the distance, the city apartment becomes an urban getaway. A dining area completes the spacious deck, turning it into the perfect entertaining space. A secluded corner off the master bedroom is ideal for sunbathing. Tamari designed custom planters to deďŹ ne the perimeter.

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The Tamaris like to invite friends to enjoy summer evenings on the deck. “It’s an escape in the city,” Dalia says.

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Rich with detail, but quiet in color, the custom kitchen holds full-size appliances despite its small area. Facing page clockwise from top: Upholstered walls and headboard in serene shades of cream quiet the master bedroom. A long hallway ends at the master bedroom. The kitchen includes a coffee bar and breakfast prep area.

taken the most time to complete. She had long dreamed of changing the mahogany deck that surrounded her top-floor abode. “I held back until I knew what I wanted,” she says. Even then, the process took much longer than she had anticipated. Over a seven-year period she submitted various plans that the building’s management wouldn’t accept. Finally she hit on a scheme that everyone agreed on, and she was able to build the 2,000-squarefoot deck area outside her door. Connected to the living room via a sliding door, the wide, open deck boasts a full view of the Boston skyline, a lounge area and a dining area for family dinners or entertaining. The Tamaris like to invite friends to enjoy summer evenings on the deck. “It’s an escape in the city,” Dalia says. While Tamari conceived the design, Winston Flowers coordinated and installed the plantings that define the deck’s perimeter, incorporating boxwood, grasses, lilies and other blooming flowers. “We needed to have plants that could withstand the wind,” says Tamari. For the lounge area she found tables online and through Restoration Hardware and bought three Bubble Club sofas from Design Within Reach. “I didn’t go crazy with expensive stuff,” she says. The large deck isn’t their only outdoor space; on the opposite side of the apartment, bedroom doors open to a smaller, private deck with two lounge chairs ideal for the sunbathing and book reading that Gadi favors. The new decks more than doubles the size of the apartment, giving the couple extra space to enjoy when the weather’s right, whether it’s taking in the city lights on a warm summer night or a glorious view of changing leaves on an autumn afternoon. Inside, too, the view couldn’t be nicer. Looking around their sophisticated rooms (or up at the high, smooth ceiling), the Tamaris find that their new environment suits them perfectly. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 164. September/October 2011 New England Home 119

DownEast Meets Downtown Revamping a stately classic on the Maine coast gives the old house a hip new interior that celebrates its waterfront location and reflects its owners’ urban sensibility. TEXT BY NATHANIEL READE •


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After a century beside the ocean, virtually the entire exterior of the house needed replacing, from new cedar shakes to the rot-proof trim. Its original appearance, however, remains.

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They wanted visitors’ eyes to go to the ocean, not their design choices, but they also wanted to create a bit of surprise.

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The owners fell in love with the house in part because of its views, which include iconic Maine landmarks such as the Isle of Shoals and Boone Island Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in New England. Plantings and stone terracing enhance house and property.

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hen the subcontractors walked in they mostly thought this job was crazy, recalls Brian Sleeper. “What the heck is this?” they grumbled. “It’ll never work.” They asked him, “Do you like this, Brian?” Sleeper had been hired by two businessmen from Manhattan to make changes to the house they’d bought, a 6,000-square-foot turn-of-the-twentiethcentury classic just seventy-five feet from the shoreline in York Harbor, Maine. Built in 1910, it blended the Shingle style then popular in posh summer enclaves with a more conservative, Federal-style form. Sleeper’s regular plumbers, electricians and finish carpenters were accustomed to seeing maybe a few modern touches in new construction, or to restoring historic houses to some approximation of their original look. These clients, however, wanted sheets of quartz in the bathrooms, custom-made mahogany washstands hung from century-old walls and, perhaps most startling of all to Sleeper’s crew, a staircase made of paneled glass.

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What did Sleeper think? “I told ’em,” he says in his mellifluous Maine accent, “ ‘I’m waitin’ to see how it looks when it’s all done.’ I was just goin’ with it.” The couple had been summering in the Ogunquit area for a decade, and fell in love with York Harbor’s ocean views and its sense of history. Because it had once been a summer destination for the privileged on a par with Bar Harbor and Newport, it had many stately homes. They also liked the sense of culture and arts they found there— Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper, after all, had once painted in these parts. When they saw the Captain’s Walk, a bluff that runs along the water, they decided, “That’s where we want to live,” one of the men recalls. Homes in the area rarely change hands, so when this house came on the market, the men snapped it up. When Sleeper, known for his skill with older homes, walked in the door in December of 2007, his first thought, he admits, was, “This is gonna be a really good job.” A century of proximity to high winds and saltwater had given the house a good beating. He noticed sagging

Clockwise from far left: The occasional antique lends eclecticism to the contemporary interior. Original details such as coffered ceilings and dark-stained floors blend with modern elements like the fireplace’s stone facing. Maritime-inspired cables support the bubbled-glass staircase panels. Furniture is simple and clean-lined.

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Dennis Duffy designed the resintopped dining-room table and the buffet. Right: The vintage barstools were once used by Maine factory workers. Below left: Patinated bronze anchors the ethereal glass drops of the dining room chandelier. Below right: A powder room holds a custom vanity.

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floors, stuck doors, cracked horsehair plaster, windows you couldn’t open. The kitchen had metal counters from the 1950s, and some ceilings were covered with four-byeight-foot sheets of paneling. It needed a lot of work. The clients initially thought they just wanted the kitchen and a couple of bathrooms renovated. Then Paul G. Gosselin of Salmon Falls Architecture took a look at the sun porch, a later add-on supported by dubious posts, and told them that if they had a party in there for twenty people, he wouldn’t dare come. After a closer look, the homeowners decided to replace all the windows in the house, enlarging them on the ocean sides to bring in the views. They also decided to run air-conditioning ducts, which meant the old knob-and-tube wiring had to go. Within a month, everyone agreed it would be best to blow out the interior, right down to the studs. Said one of the clients, “It’s like when you pull on a thread, and it just keeps unraveling.” Once the canvas was bare, Boston-based designer Dennis Duffy had to decide what to put on it. He was pleased to discover that the clients had strong design sense, which

they communicated well. Duffy says they all “respected the history of the house, which has great bones.” The original floor plan and the look of the house inside and out were retained. Duffy and his clients kept the hardwood floors, albeit staining them dark, and salvaged all the original hardware. They kept original moldings and coffered ceilings. The new kitchen cabinet doors were crafted to match the original doors. After seeing their New York apartment, however, Duffy knew that a traditional interior wouldn’t work for his clients: no “pastels and wicker,” no heavy antiques with traditional dark reds and greens. The designer says he wanted to preserve the old house, “but also liberate it.” So he employed a mid-twentieth-century modernist style, something he and the clients both love, the kind of design we tend to associate with Prairie-style ranch houses and such designers as Marcel Breuer or Paul Frankl. Duffy designed custom pieces of furniture, including bedroom dressers and the dining-room table and cabinets, and kept to a light palette throughout the house. For September/October 2011 New England Home 127

the furniture they mixed modern designs with traditional textiles and traditional designs with modern textiles. They wanted visitors’ eyes to go to the ocean, not their design choices, but they also wanted to create a bit of surprise. It was those surprises that started the subcontractors grumbling—in particular the staircase. Duffy and his clients had considered something traditional there, dark and wooden, but the stairs stood between rooms on the shore side and the windows onto the ocean. After much discussion they hit on clear panels with the softened quality of beach glass, supported in part by naval-inspired cables. These modernist ingredients posed a technical challenge. A century-old house settles; the floors, walls and ceilings are rarely perfectly straight or square. If you stick to historic moldings and fixtures, Sleeper says, it’s fairly easy to make it look good; inconsistencies can be passed off as character. Modernist lines, however, require right angles and precision. He recalls installing one-foot-by-two-foot quartz tiles in the bathroom. You run them up the wall square and level, but when you get to the funky old ceiling, then what do you do? Sleeper says, “We worked it out.” When it was all done, Sleeper’s subcontractors ate their words, he says. There’s enough history in the original hardware and trim to keep the look balanced, and enough of a modernist flair to make it feel new. Take, for instance, that staircase. As Sleeper explains, you can stand outside the house on the wall farthest from the water, look in the near windows, through the staircase and out the far windows to the ocean. And isn’t that the point of an oceanfront house? To see the ocean? Says Sleeper: “It works.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 164. 128 New England Home September/October 2011

A guest bath shower takes full advantage of the home’s water views. Facing page top: A guest bedroom also provides ocean views, as well as breezes. Facing page bottom: A onceawkward space off the main entrance now functions as a sitting room.

Useful Elegance Small or large, contemporary or classic, these smashing rooms show that function and

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beauty can make for a blissful partnership. BY PAULA M. BODAH

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT A simple directive—the color blue—set the designers off and running, mixing textures and patterns that play off an azure that looks as though it came straight out of an autumn sky. American walnut, glass mosaic tiles, stainless steel, resin and recycled-stone and glass terrazzo all find their way into this kitchen that’s grounded in a modern aesthetic vernacular. Photography by Greg Premru Location: Weston, Massachusetts Interior design: Manuel de Santaren and Kim Clark, Boston Design Center, (617) 330-6998, Architecture: Charles R. Myer and Partners, (617) 876-9062, September/October 2011 New England Home 131

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“We set the tile so that the veining goes in different directions to maximize its impact. The goal was an open space with plenty of drama.” —Mary Courville

OPEN SEASON Two bedrooms, two baths and a walk-in closet were opened up to create a dramatic master suite for a single man who wanted to maximize his ocean views—even from the tub. Black accents make a bold statement against the striking Ann Sacks tile walls and oak parquet floor. Photography by Shelly Harrison Location: Winthrop, Massachusetts Interior design: Mary Courville, Mary Courville Designs, Winchester, Mass., (781) 721-1934; Lighting design: Doreen Le May Madden, Lux Lighting Design, Belmont, Mass., (617) 484-6400, 132 New England Home September/October 2011

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“It’s comfortable, as well as good for entertaining. Everyone seems to end up in the kitchen. I designed it with that in mind.” —Nicola Manganello

COUNTRY COMFORT An updated version of a classic farmhouse kitchen mixes traditional elements like the butter-yellow cabinetry and reclaimed ceiling beams with clever touches such as the custom bronze and quilted-stainless-steel range hood and the idea of letting the island do double duty as the banquette’s back. Photography by James R. Salomon Location: Cumberland, Maine Interior design: Nicola Manganello, Nicola’s Homes, Portland, Maine, (207) 899-3218, September/October 2011 New England Home 135

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SMALL MIRACLE A small kitchen feels more spacious with the clever conversion of a wall to a curved half-wall that forms the back of the dining area’s banquette. The stylish sweep at the closed end of the wall, echoed beautifully in the mosaic backsplash above the stove, sparks the room’s contemporary new look. Photography by Dan Cutrona Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts Design: Cameron Snyder and Judy Whalen, Roomscapes Luxury Design Center/Kitchen Concepts, Rockland, Mass., (781) 616-6400, 136 New England Home September/October 2011

“The penny-round mother-of-pearl shades of the hanging lights speak to the mosaic backsplash and add a bit of shimmer.” —Judy Whalen

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ALL IN THE FAMILY The look is fresh, fun and casual in this kitchen for a young family. Pristine white and sparkling stainless steel form a backdrop that lets bright touches like the navyblue cabinets and hand-block-printed orange polka-dot roman shades stand out. Photography by Nat Rea. Location: Providence Interior design: Courtney Taylor, Taylor Interior Design, Providence, (401) 274-1232,

“The goal was a kitchen that works for a family to prepare simple, casual meals but also for turning out exquisite meals for company.” —Courtney Taylor

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example, this magazine’s logo. What are those little extra bits coming off the edges of the N, the E, the H and so on? Call Editor Hoepner and get him to clean them up! We’re only teasing, of course. We actually like those little bits— they even have a name: serifs. We like them because they remind us of the marks made by a man chiseling letters into stone. You could call them flaws, but we prefer to see them as signs of individuality, imperfections that could only come from a sweaty, skilled hand attached to a highly concentrated mind. Individuality is in the DNA of the design business, after all. The very definition of custom is “not off the shelf.” Sad to say, achieving nonconformity in our mass-market, wrinkle-free culture remains a struggle. Consider the perfectly spherical, electric-green Granny Smith apples arrayed in so many interior design spreads. Who can argue with such perfection? Compared with the bruised, misshapen little devils at the farmer’s market, it’s a nobrainer. But if we in the design community find factoryproduced flawlessness hard to resist, how do we convince our clients that the handmade, custom piece, with all its inevitable imperfections, is the way to go? • • • Peter Polhemus of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders in Chatham, Massachusetts, is custom all the way. “When I was in architecture school I began to see and un140 New England Home September/October 2011

derstand the vast range of human experience it was possible to express through design,” Polhemus says. “On Pleasant Bay in North Chatham, there’s a house designed by my partner John DaSilva where the spaces are especially inspirational. Think Alvar Aalto meets Antoni Gaudí. What could have been an ordinary sunroom, for example, is like a chapel shimmering with light from the sea. John designed white gothic arches rising to a geometric ceiling, all in rich cedar. Our finish carpenters did an amazing job in precisely aligning and angling those cedar boards to a point where they meet at a skylight.” You’d have to look pretty hard to see anything less than perfect here. • • • Seventeen years ago DJ Travers began work at South Shore Millwork in Norton, Massachusetts, sweeping floors. Today he is the plant manager, with 40,000 climate-controlled feet of lumber and computerized machinery at his disposal. Where does craftsmanship come in? For Travers, it’s everywhere. “Take a door. You can tell a production door right away because they come off the machine with rounded holes to accommodate cheaper hardware. A high-end door is all squared off. For that we need a guy with a chisel,” Travers says. “The DJ Travers machinery salesmen come in and say, ‘There you go—all you have to do is press a button.’ But it takes a fine craftsman to operate the machine, someone who knows what the piece is supposed to look like. That kind of knowledge takes years of working by hand.” • • • Design impresario Karla Little founded the Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show in Providence, where the sixteenth annual event takes place October 21–23. “Custom,” says Little, “is the new vintage.” What’s new with her exhibitors? “Housing for electronics that doesn’t look like an entertainment center, like automated bookshelf tops bringing up flat-screen TVs,” she says. Also, “tables with hidden, easyto-use leaves for expanding families, custom pieces to hold growing collections. And stools of all kinds.” • • • New to the Providence show this year will be thirty or so alumni of the North Bennet Street School in Boston’s North End. Founded in 1885 by Pauline Agassiz Shaw, the school fosters a Swedish system of manual training known as sloyd, which means “craft” or “hand skills.” The method focuses on the development of Miguel character and intellectual capacity as Gómez-Ibáñez well as technical skills. Miguel GómezIbáñez is North Bennet Street’s director. A successful Boston-based architect who studied under Louis Kahn, Gómez-Ibáñez sold his practice and took up


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Trade Secrets woodworking full-time. He is seeing the impact of NBSS’s Preservation Carpentry program all over New England. “A lot of historic stuff just got trashed in the past. Especially the molding around doors would just get ripped out to make room for more modern doors,” he says. His preservation carpenters, on the other hand, use old tools to mill perfect replicas of the original molding designs. • • • June was a big month for designer Kristen Rivoli: she won both an IIDA New England award for “Best Private Residence” and the Perspectives in Design award for “Best Interiors: New Construction.” Recently, the Winchester, Massachusetts, designer shopped a lot of machine-made carpets for a stair runner and foyer. Finally, she and her clients worked with Steven King at the Boston Design Center to create a hand-tufted rug. Chocolate-brown with taupe interlocking squares and rectangles, the rug took eight Nepalese weavers working a single loom months to complete. You may recall some concern a few years ago that custom rugs involved child labor in slavery-like conditions in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Steven King partners with GoodWeave, a group committed to ending child labor in the carpet-making industry, and his Nepalese rugs are GoodWeave certified. • • • Architect Bill Boehm sent his plans for insulated wall panels not to Nepal, but to the Department of Corrections here in Massachusetts. In a pilot program with the Boston Architectural Center, where Boehm is an instructor, inmates built the panels at a prison workshop. While training in green technology skills was a plus for prisoners about to be released, there was an upside for Boehm as well. “It would have been impractical to take up a master carpenter's time on the site to make these panels,” he says. “Having them delivered to the site really helped.” One can see Boehm’s finished house just outside the medium security prison for women in Framingham. It replaces a trailer used for family visits. • • • Now if we were truly obnoxious, one could take a microscope and check Boehm’s panels and Rivoli’s rugs for flaws. And imperfections there would be: evidence perhaps of a wood knot, or errant sheep whose wool spent the Nepalese night in the rain. But if we’re wise we’ll accept these imperfections as signs of what Peter Polhemus 142 New England Home September/October 2011

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New and Noteworthy Let no one accuse Hubert Murray of thinking small. The former president of the Boston Society of Architects and chief architect of the Central Artery/ Tunnel Project, Murray has been breaking new ground in the health care world. In addition to setting up a green hospitals program Hubert Murray for Partners HealthCare, Murray is overseeing the development of a new and unusual museum slated to open its doors in December. The Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation will be a stand-alone building on the Massachusetts General Hospital campus designed by the architectural firms Leers Weinzapfel in Boston and Museum Design Associates of Cambridge. “It will be looking forward as well as backwards,” says Murray. “Exhibits will include the first demonstrated use of anesthetics but also a futuristic incubator for Third World countries made entirely of Toyota parts.” Trade Secrets is happy to provide an update on a house featured in the 2011 issue of New England Home’s Cape & Islands. Husband-and-wife architectural team Michele Kolb and Eric Rosenberg were recently awarded LEED Gold certification for their own house on Nantucket. Making the certification even more special: it’s the island’s first historic house to earn LEED Gold. Designer and entrepreneur Jill Goldberg of the Hudson showrooms likes to “reinvigorate.” To celebrate the fifth anniversary of her shop in Boston’s South End this fall, Goldberg is taking over the former Looc Boutique around the corner at 12 Union Park Street. The move affords her some interesting niche spaces and an additional 500 square feet. “The front wall will have a panoramic jungle scene in six different colors of gray, hand-painted by de Gournay,” she says. A loft in the new space will feature a transitional line of custom kids’ furniture by ducduc, which manufactures its wares in Connecticut.



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historic home on the East Side of Providence for the party to kick off the Providence Preservation Society’s thirty-second annual FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC HOUSES. The house was in the early stages of remodeling, so we look forward to being invited back to see the sure-to-be-gorgeous results. It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting than the 300plus bucolic acres of Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, which played host to an exclusive preview of the new Pure Artisan collection of glassware from SIMON PEARCE. The Natick, Massachusetts, showroom of DOVER RUG & HOME hosted celebrity interior designer James Swan, who signed copies of his book 101 Should Things I Hate About Your House. No your party be doubt he found plenty to love among here? Send photographs or high-resolution images, Dover’s fabulous rug collection. with information about the Organizers of the BERKSHIRE event and the people in the DESIGNER SHOWCASE pulled out photos, to New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, all the stops for the show house’s Boston, MA 02118, or e-mail opening celebration. Ventfort Hall, images and information to the Gilded Age mansion in Lenox, pbodah@nehome Massachusetts, that has been dressed to the nines by designers, antiques dealers, artists and artisans, was further decked out with an English country picnic theme. LEKKER HOME marked its debut of two Belgian-designed but made-in-America lines of furniture by welcoming the collection’s designers—Laetitia Low of Marie’s Corner and Paul Delaisse of Central Station—to the South End showroom. Glamour reigned at the Great Gatsby–themed party the New England chapter of the INTERNATIONAL FURNISHINGS AND DESIGN ASSOCIATION (IFDA) threw to honor its new members. Party-goers turned out in 1920s attire and sipped mint juleps poolside as live jazz drifted over the lawns and gardens of the DeShazo Estate in Milton, Massachusetts. PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY SIMON PEARCE


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BERKSHIRE DESIGNER SHOWCASE From top to bottom: Barry C. Webber • Mary Ann Snyder, Tjasa Sprague and Jane Fitzpatrick • Kathleen and Thomas Tetro • Anne Undeland • Kelly Wickliff, Thomas Hayes and Kristine Sprague

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Calendar Special events for people who are passionate about design

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Brimfield Antiques Show Through September 11

This is your last chance in 2011 to visit the largest antiques show in the country—actually a smorgasbord of about twenty privately run shows featuring more than 6,000 dealers—spread out over a mile in this quaint Massachusetts town. Route 20, Brimfield, Mass.;; starts at daybreak; check Web site for ticket pricing

10 Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Designer Show House Through October 2

Seventeen designers and landscapers from around Maine were invited to transform fifteen distinct areas of the Hamlen House on Portland’s Western Promenade. The PSO Show House combines old and new in coastal design, showcasing the designers’ innovative talents and the classic beauty of Portland, Maine. A Gatsby-themed gala preview party September 9 ($100) kicks things off. 149 Western Promenade, Portland, Maine; (207) 842-0800;; $25


Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Fall Consignment Auction This auction presents vintage fine art by prominent Provincetown artists. A preview of the works will be on view September 3–19 in PAAM’s galleries and online. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Mass.; (508) 487-1750;; 7 p.m.

tianich. Rosecliff and Marble House, Newport, R.I.; (401) 847-1000;; check Web site for ticket pricing

24 The Golden Ball Tavern

Museum’s Outdoor Antiques Show This annual show features 100 dealers from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Barn of Donations will showcase treasures given by friends of the Golden Ball Tavern. Saturday luncheon tickets ($40) include admission, a Tavern tour and lunch under the tent. Tickets to the Fridaynight preview party ($85) are available to Friends of the Tavern. The Golden Ball Tavern Museum, Weston, Mass.; (781) 894-1751; www.goldenballtavern .org; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; $7

24 8th Annual Vermont Fine

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Through September 25

This premiere woodworking event commemorates the traditions and fine craftsmanship of Vermont woodworkers and features wood furniture, bowls, baskets, jewelry, carvings, flooring and cabinetry. A free shuttle runs to the Marsh-

23 The 6th Annual Newport

Mansions Food & Wine Festival Through September 25

This upscale weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration. Special guests include wine editor Ray Isle of Food & Wine and television personality and restaurateur Lidia BasSend notice of events and gallery shows to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118, or by e-mail to Photos and slides are welcome. Please submit information at least three months in advance of your event. 148 New England Home September/October 2011

Galerie d’Orsay Boston (617) 266-8001 Henri Matisse, Jazz Suite September 1–30 Tuan & Sammoun October 1–31

R. Michelson Galleries Northampton, Massachusetts (413) 586-3964 Lewis Bryden: New Work October 1–December 31

Arden Gallery Boston (617) 247-0610 Margaret Gerding September 1–28 Sherrie Wolf October 3–29

Gallery X New Bedford, Massachusetts (508) 992-2675 Resplendent in Convergence September 7–October 2 Low Brow October 5–30

Clark Gallery Lincoln, Massachusetts (781) 259-8303 Alex MacLean Donald Saaf September 6–October 2 Jane Smaldone & Tabitha Vevers October 4–30

Gallery Z Providence (401) 454-8844 Ewa Romaszewicz: The Emotional Landscape September 8–October 1 The Dilakian Brothers, Renaissance Artists Gagik and Hovik October 6–November 5

Victoria Munroe Fine Art Boston (617) 523-0661 Varujan Boghosian September 15–October 29

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Calendar Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, where you can enjoy ranger-guided park tours and watch artisan woodworking demonstrations. Union Arena, Woodstock, Vt.; (802) 747-7900;; 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun.; $10


The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans Through January 29, 2012

This exhibit uses new scholarship to examine the post-Depression-era work of photographer Walker Evans. Evans (1903–1975) captured a place in American social, cultural and artistic history with his unforgettable images of the Great Depression. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Conn.; (860) 4345542;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sun.; $9


Design Boston Through October 6

This annual event at the Boston Design Center includes two full days of accredited CEU courses, introductions of new collections and products, BDC showroom celebrations and keynote speakers. New England Home’s Designer Luncheon will take place on October 6. To the trade. Boston Design Center, South Boston; (617) 338-5062; www; free


Lakes Region Parade of Homes Through October 10

The parade presents the very best builders, developers, tradesmen, remodelers and related home construction industries. This open-house event showcases new, custom, remodeled and model homes, all of which have been professionally decorated. Ticket price also includes admission to the Southern New Hampshire Parade of Homes October 15–16. Locations throughout New Hampshire; (603) 228-0351;; 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.; $5


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RISD Alumni and Student Fall Art Sale Like a large, upscale bazaar, this sale features thousands of original items designed by RISD students and alumni from around the country and the world. Items include furniture, home acces-

sories, rugs, jewelry, ceramics and photography. Benefit Street, Providence, R.I.; (401) 454-6618;; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

14 Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival

Through October 15

The annual festival celebrates the very best of the island’s local food and wine, featuring the fresh seafood and produce for which the region is known. An array of renowned chefs combine forces to create seasonal menus that showcase the local flavor. Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, Mass.; (508) 280-0080; www.mvfoodand; check Web site for pricing

Roseland Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Through October 16

The two-day juried fine arts and crafts show features 175 artisans and their wares, including jewelry, woodworking, pottery, glass, paintings and clothing. The festival offers live music, a food court and first-floor tours of the historic Roseland Cottage. Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Conn.; (617) 994-5900, ext. 5514;; 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; $5


Boston Antiques and Design Show and Sale

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Through October 16

Browse the wares of a variety of highquality dealers and see why this event has become one of the most popular antiques shows in New England. Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass.; (781) 862-4039;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun.; $10


Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour Visit extraordinary kitchens in distinctive historic and contemporary homes throughout Hamilton, Wenham, Beverly and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, during the Wenham Museum’s fourth annual Heart of the Home | 1-800-255-5879 Designer Anne Fawcett

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Kitchen Tour. Begin or end your tour with a visit to the cooking hearth in the museum’s circa-1690 Claflin-Richards House and discover how families lived and cooked more than three centuries ago. Wenham Museum, Wenham, Mass.; (978) 468-2377; www.wenham; 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; $15-$20

20 The Ellis Boston Antiques Show Through October 23

After a two-year hiatus, the nationally known Ellis Antiques Show returns to Boston with forty outstanding exhibitors offering antiques, decorative arts, fine art and jewelry, continuing the tradition of supporting Ellis Memorial. A gala preview on Thursday evening will benefit this important social service agency. The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston; (617) 363-0405;; 1–9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun.; $15

21 Fine Furnishings Show Through October 23

The Fine Furnishings Show is a marketplace for exceptional custom furniture as well as handcrafted home accessories and original art. Craftsmen from across North America will exhibit and sell their unique artisanal wares. Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence; (401) 816-0963; www.finefurnishings; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun.; $10

27 Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection

Landscape architecture by Morgan Wheelock Inc.

Through February 5, 2012

This exhibition of more than 200 objects from the Andrews Collection will feature Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small craft collected over four decades. Drawing from the most comprehensive collection of Shaker materials ever assembled, the exhibition will provide insight into the Andrews’s complex role as pioneers in the field of Shaker studies. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; (207) 775-6148;; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.; $10 •

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Calcutta Marble “White marble is a classic countertop material, reminiscent of a timeworn bar in a Paris cafe. We like Calcutta marble for its dramatic gray veining.”

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Venegas and Company StainlessSteel Bar Top “This is not your typical stainless-steel bar top. The fresh approach mixes a mirror edge detail with a random, nondirectional orbital finish on top for a result that is both modern and refined. It’s crafted locally and can be customized to each project.” BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 439-8800, WWW.VENEGASANDCOMPANY.COM


Starbay Malawi Bar “This beautiful, portable folding bar in marine-varnished rosewood and leather is a replica of a British salon bar. With its rolling casters on the bottom, it’s functional, great for small spaces and can be used indoors or out.” THROUGH HOME LIFE BY ROSE ANN HUMPHREY

For Nicole Hogarty, design is about reflecting a client’s personal style. She chose elements for setting up a home bar with the thought of promoting conversation and encouraging guests to linger. NICOLE HOGARTY DESIGNS, PROVIDENCE, (401) 831-7878, WWW.NICOLEHOGARTY.COM

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Window Barstool “This stool, which comes in leather or Lucite with polished chrome, is the ultimate in chic. Understated yet fashion-forward, it will complement any interior style, from classic to modern.” JANUS ET CIE, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 737-5001, WWW.JANUSETCIE.COM


Quintus Hamilton Barstool “This stool has it all— beautiful lines, comfort, a bit of an armrest and a seat that swivels just enough for you to enjoy the company of those all around you.” STUDIO 534, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 345-9900, WWW.S5BOSTON.COM


Starbay Queen Mary Barstool “The rosewood yacht stool with its inlaid compass rose, leather seat and brass base makes a perfect companion to the Malawi bar.” THROUGH HOME LIFE BY ROSE ANN HUMPHREY

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signing in styles that range from European elegance to modern glamour to classic American casual. Inspired by Coco Chanel, their selections for a home bar are decidedly feminine, classic, glamorous and chic. MIDDLETON, MASS., (978) 239-5794, WWW.RACHELHAZELTON.COM

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Norwich Chiller “This piece from Simon Pearce keeps wine chilled in beautiful fashion. It will stand as a focal point on any bar.” SIMON PEARCE, BOSTON, (617) 4508388, WWW.SIMONPEARCE.COM


Bulle D’Argent Ice Bucket “This is a stunning example of form and function. I love its simplicity and sophistication. You’ll want to keep this on display even when it’s not being used.” CHRISTOFLE, BOSTON, (617) 542-2080, WWW.CHRISTOFLE.COM


Swarovski Crystalline Cocktail Glasses “Instantly add glamour and sparkle to even an informal get-together by serving martinis in this fabulous, gleaming stemware.” SWAROVSKI BOUTIQUE, BOSTON, (617) 578-0705, WWW.SWAROVSKI.COM

Rose Ann Humphrey believes the home should be a restful place, a refuge from the busy outside world. Her clients, she says, feel that “there’s no place like their home, as there is no one just like them.” HOME LIFE BY ROSE ANN HUMPHREY, BURLINGTON, VT., (802) 864-5218, AND BOSTON, (617) 367-0093, WWW.HOME-LIFE.COM

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In Heidi Pribell’s view of design, color is the key to translating personality into a room. “We use far too little color in our interior spaces,” she says. “It is such an important element in our personal environments because of its emotional impact. Color is a direct way to express our energy and state of mind. It influences our attitude and our mood.” The Harvard University graduate, who also studied at the New York School of Interior Design, is known for distinctive work that blends a contemporary aesthetic with the colors, textures and patterns found in the out-of-doors. “I like bringing nature indoors, not only with color, but with elements of the world beyond our four walls,” she says. “I’m delighted by pieces that echo the patterns and textures of the natural world. They keep us connected to nature and help balance us.” Classic design has its place in Pribell’s work, but she introduces fresh, modern twists for a youthful, yet sophisticated, appeal. “My goal,” says the designer, “is to help clients transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary environments. I translate my passion for color, texture and pattern into spaces that ultimately reflect my clients’ distinctive personalities.”


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1 Ironies Sotto Table “There is nothing in the marketplace like this coffee table. The ice-blue cast-resin top evokes the sensation of water—cool, refreshing and calming. The pattern creates a sense of virtual fluidity. One of my new favorite items, this dynamic piece can sit in any room.” STUDIO 534, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 345-9900, WWW.S5BOSTON.COM

2 In a Twist Fabric by Lilly Pulitzer “This richly woven brocade, shown here in Seafoam, features a simple mesh pattern that creates a versatile building block for any interior. I love the border where the rope pattern untwists, forming a fringe pattern. I see this being used as skirting for a sofa or the leading edge of a drapery panel.” LEE JOFA, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 428-0370, WWW.LEEJOFA.COM 3 Kadour Chandelier by Yaron Dekel “I’m fascinated by the shimmer and movement of these mouth-blown pendants that seem to capture the fleeting luminescence of bubbles. The design is exquisite, with each bulb nested within a glass sphere covered by golden gossamer threads and captured again within a second sphere. It is an innovative, dramatic chandelier.” THROUGH HEIDI PRIBELL INTERIORS


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4 Swedish Stripe Florence Broadhurst Rug from Cadrys “This dynamic carpet is a great example of how design can be translated from one medium to another. Cadrys used the pattern and colors of an original Florence Broadhurst wallpaper to create a woven carpet that would make a stunning foundation for a large space such as a living room.” STEVEN KING, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 426-3302, WWW.STEVENKINGINC.COM

5 Nervous System’s Hyphae Lamp “This lamp is an imaginative interpretation of nature. The intricate formations of leaf veins are very organic, and no two lamps are exactly the same. The shadows it casts make it a perfect ‘mood’ light and a wonderful choice for a bedroom.” SHUTESBURY, MASS., (347) 637-8311, HTTP://N-E-R-V-O-U-S.COM 6 Osborne & Little’s Nizam Wallpaper “Paisleys are timeless, but this one is also playful and unexpected in its bold scale. What I admire most is the balance of a complex color scheme, drawn without incorporating any field colors. I would love to see this add some ‘wow’ to an entrance foyer.” BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 737-2927, WWW .OSBORNEANDLITTLE.COM

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Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief In case anyone still doubts that social networking—that is, the universe of Facebook, Twitter and similar online generators of conversation and connections—can in fact be functional, consider the following circular tale. Last May, while in New York City to attend the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I found myself also dropping in on a party cosponsored by #DesignTV, a lifestyle chat group on Twitter. I was invited to this event by @abcddesigns (otherwise known as Amy Beth, a New York– and Connecticut-based artist, designer, stylist and blogger). During the evening I met Karen Young of Hammocks & High Tea (@HammocksHighTea) and got to know a bit about her textile studio in Brooklyn that produces beautiful, ecofriendly textiles with a fresh take on global— particularly Caribbean—design sensibilities. But . . . were Young’s fetching products, such as the Masai napkin shown at right, available in New England? Well, yes, at the South Boston premises of @TwelveChairs, another node in our mutual online network. $60/FOUR. TWELVE CHAIRS, BOSTON, (617) 701-3496, WWW.TWELVECHAIRSBOSTON.COM

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor Years ago when I first moved to New Hampshire, artist Holly Alderman showed me a historic home on the shores of Dublin Lake. As we walked through the generously sized rooms hung with art, I couldn’t help but notice the historic hand-blocked Dufour wallpaper and its infinite tones of gray. The house as it was no longer exists, but the images from the walls live on in a new collection by Holly sold exclusively through Antiques on Five. The digitized scenes can be custom-colored and scaled to fit your needs, and can be printed on paper, fabric, mirrors or glass, giving design professionals multiple ways to delight clients with a piece of period design in new form. PRICED ON FOOTAGE OR YARDAGE OF SCENE. BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 951-0008, WWW .ANTIQUESON5.COM

Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor The dramatic new Bill Sofield Collection of furniture for McGuire is nothing short of show-stopping. Just look at the modern, sophisticated silhouette of the Mustique Sedan Chair. Sofield was inspired by his memories of traveling in Europe when he designed this chair, hand-woven from Danish cord and supported by long, sleek satin walnut legs. The soft welting that runs along the arms and edges gives it a lovely, finished look, and the cushiony upholstered seat and back make it supremely comfortable. The fifteen-piece collection also includes a slipper chair, lounge chair, sectional sofas and dining chairs, all just as beautifully crafted. It would be a no-brainer to outfit a sunroom in the collection, but the pieces would look equally handsome in the living room. $4,796. M-GEOUGH, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 451-1412 WWW.M-GEOUGH.COM

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DRAMATIC LICENSE PAGES 104–111 Architects: Peter James Breese AIA, with Matt Coffey, Debra Cedeno and Jessica Cook, Breese Architects, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 693-8272, Interior designers: Peter Breese with Kristen Ellsworth, Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 693-8220, www Interior design consultant: Liz Stiving-Nichols, Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Company, (888) 305-7891, Builders: Mark Baumhofer and Keith Estes, Baumhofer Builders, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 693-8220 Millwork: South Shore Millwork, Norton, Mass., (508) 226-5500, Landscape designers: Breese Architects and Carly Look, Carly Look Design, West Tisbury, Mass., (508) 693-9608 Landscape contractor: Josh Kochin, Landscope, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 696-8812, Pages 104–105: Windows, doors and sliders throughout house fabricated by Dynamic Windows, Pages 106–107: Sofas by Flexform, www; fabric by Cowtan & Tout, www; cocktail and side tables by Hudson Furniture,; swivel chair by Jae Omar Design, www.jaeomar, with fabric by Cowtan & Tout; built-in sofa designed by Breese Architects, fabricated by Marty Harris Furniture, www; pillows designed by Liz Stiving-Nichols, fabricated by Destiny Interiors, (508) 627-6900; pillow fabrics by Kravet,, Cowtan & Tout, Sanderson,, Manuel Canovas,, Rogers and Goffigon, (203) 532-8068, and Duralee, www; built-in TV cabinet designed by Breese Architects, fabricated by South Shore Millwork; lamp by Arteriors,; deck furniture from Restoration Hardware, Pages 108–109: “Koi” chandelier by Nikolas Weinstein Studios,; dining table designed by Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard, fabricated by Hudson Furniture; dining chairs from Constantini Design, www, with fabric from Brentano,; rug from Chilewich,; built-in dining

tects, fabricated by Gary Harcourt, Against The

Painter: Leo McSweeney, Lexington, Mass.,

Grain Cabinets, (508) 693-7414; counters by

(781) 862-1016

Caesarstone; kitchen table designed by Breese

Page 112–113: Sofas from Fendi, www.fendi

Architects, fabricated by Gary Harcourt,

.com; armchairs from Webster & Company,

Against The Grain Cabinets; kitchen chairs, with fabric from F. Schu-

from Hudson Furniture with neoprene fabric

macher,; glass-base lamp

by Knoll,; lighting from Rocky

from Blanche P. Field,;

Mountain Hardware, www.rockymountain

demilune by Mark David,;; hanging cabinets designed by

sisal rug and black rug from Stark Carpet,

Breese Architects with metal hangers fabricat-; all small tables from

ed by David Tonnesen, www.davidtonnesen

Holly Hunt,; mirror from

.com, and glass fabricated by Bendheim Glass,

Antiques on 5,; curtains; appliances by Viking,

fabricated by Cathy Crist,; backsplash by Green River

Page 115: Dining chairs from Webster & Com-

Stone,; cabinet hard-

pany; dining table from Holly Hunt.

ware from Rocky Mountain Hardware; sea-

Pages 116–117: Flooring from HandyDeck Sys-

stone tile floors in connecting hall fabricated by

tems,; sofas from Design

Matrix-Z,; bio-glass counter-

Within Reach,; dining tables and

top fabricated by John Mello, The Mello Com-

chairs from Frontgate,; ta-

pany; sconces and plumbing fixtures from

bles from Restoration Hardware, www

Rocky Mountain Hardware; built-in designed by; plantings and main-

Breese Architects, fabricated by South Shore

tenance by Winston Flowers, www.winston

Millwork; pillows designed by Liz Stiving-; custom planters from The Chan-

Nichols, fabricated by Destiny Interiors; pillow

dler Company,

fabrics from F. Schumacher, www.fschumacher

Page 118: Nightstands from Dalia Kitchen De-

.com, Cowtan & Tout and Osborne & Little,

sign; night lights from Restoration Hardware;

upholstery fabric from Webster & Company;

Page 110: Sconces and plumbing fixtures from

chest from Holly Hunt; shutters from Back Bay

Rocky Mountain Hardware; pendants from

Shutter Company,

Bocci Lighting,; bathtub from

Page 119: Range and hood from La Cornue,

Wet Style,; sinks from Laca-; refrigerator and freezer

va,; wall and floor stone tile

from Sub-Zero,; oven,

from Martha’s Vineyard Tile Co., www.mvtileco

coffee machine and dishwasher from Miele,

.com; bio-glass countertop produced by White; microwave from Sharp, www

Diamond Bio Glass,,; pendant lights from Dalia

fabricated by John Mello, The Mello Company;

Kitchen Design; backsplash tile from Tile

swivel chairs by Martha’s Vineyard Furniture

Showcase,; cabinets,

Company with fabric by Kravet; ottoman from

pulls and counters from Mark Wilkinson, www

West Elm,; wallpaper from

Weitzner Limited,; bed designed by Breese Architects, fabricated by Marty Harris Furniture; mattress from Select Comfort,; bedding from Calvin Klein,; builtins designed by Breese Architects, fabricated by South Shore Millwork; pillow fabric from Kravet, Cowtan & Tout and Zoffany, www Page 111: Pool furniture from Frontgate,, and Gloster, www.gloster .com; rug from Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn .com; planter from Design Within Reach,; grill from Viking, .com; grill base designed by Breese Architects, fabricated by Bill Nash, Nash Woodworking, (508) 693-3666.

DOWN EAST MEETS DOWNTOWN PAGES 120–129 Architect: Paul G. Gosselin, Salmon Falls Architecture, Biddeford, Maine, (207) 283-4247, Interior designer: Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group, Boston, (617) 542-2074, www.duffy Builder: Brian Sleeper, Period Design Restoration, York, Maine, (207) 451-1593, www.period Landscape designer: Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape, Eliot, Maine, (207) 439-6075, www Pages 124–125: Entry rug from Steven King,; living room rug from Riyani LLC, (201) 226-9822; Preston coffee


table from D SCALE,;

server designed by Breese Architects, fabricated by Marty Harris Furniture; kitchen island

Interior designer: Dalia Tamari, Dalia Kitchen

Plains fabric,; Jonesy chairs

countertop is Concetto semi-precious stone by

Design, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-2566,

from D SCALE with fabric from Henry Calvin,

Caesarstone,, fabricated; sectional designed by

by John Mello, The Mello Company, (802) 345-

Builder: Paul Dudley, Dudley Builders, Canton,

Duffy Design Group; Nessen floor lamps from

0773; island base designed by Breese Archi-

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Patti Watson 401 . 423 . 3639 Pages 126–127: Carlotta dining chair from Andreu World America, www.andreuworld, with fabric by Bergamo,; dining table and custom buffet designed by Duffy Design Group through D SCALE; custom curved banquette designed by Duffy Design Group through D SCALE with seat material from Kravet,; back fabric from Maharam,; area rug from Riyani, LLC; Kevin Reilly sconces from Holly Hunt; Arctic Pear chandelier from Ochre Lighting, www.ochre-net; powder room sconces from Phoenix Day,; wallcovering by Maya Romanoff, www.maya; captain’s mirror from BDDW,; kitchen runner from Stark Carpet; custom cabinetry by Atlantic Design Center, Page 128: Rug from Steven King; custom night tables from Duffy Design Group with hardware from York Street Studio,; bench from Cumberland Furniture, www; Presidio table lamp from Boyd Lighting,; drapery fabric from Pindler & Pindler, www; sitting room tub chair from ICON Group, (617) 449-5506; Jonathan round table from Hudson Home,;



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BROOKLINE, MA. Fisher Hill. Arts-andCrafts Stucco Colonial with a 2008 cook’s kitchen, grand foyer, five fireplaces, glass-filled sunroom, master suite, finished lower level and a two-car garage. $2,195,000. Jayne Bennett Friedberg, 617.431.4141

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ROCKPORT, MA. Shingle-style home on a beautifully landscaped water-view lot with sweeping ocean views. Custom kitchen, spacious deck with pergola and a screened porch. $1,500,000. Anne Pardee / George Kauss, 978.697.6370

WARWICK, RI. Historic four-bedroom Colonial with waterfront views in a desirable private community. Beautiful renovations completed, in addition to a lovely pool, wrap-around deck and cabana. $975,000. Patricia Oliver, 401.573.9970

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A classic hillside farm consisting of 1791 cape farmhouse renovated and updated in 2006, handsome 60 x 40 timber frame barn, sugar house, spring-fed swimming pond and 102 spectacular acres. Walking distance to Marsh Billings Rockefeller Historical National Parkand an easy 3 mile drive to the village center. $1,950,000

NEWPORT 100 Washington Street New Price $4,800,000 “Ship Watch” is a truly unique single family waterfront home on Newport Harbor. Recently (2010) updated with all new systems and elevator to all floors. This home has been beautifully and creatively designed to enhance its waterfront characteristics and a rare find for the discriminating sailing enthusiast or vacation home family. Enjoy spactactular sunsets from private decks. Gated shared driveway and dock.




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Sketch Pad Design ideas in the making

I PERSONALLY STILL USE a lot of hand sketches to help solve issues of design. While they can be beautiful and evocative to me, though, sometimes they are hard for our clients to comprehend fully. I think members of the design profession (both architects and interior designers) owe it to their clients to make involvement in the process richer and easier by using tools like drawings not just to cajole and persuade, but also to communicate and define real, viable alternatives. In the instances above I show photos of an existing house and a variety of color alternatives we created using Building Information Modeling (BIM). This is a tool that is transforming the way architects work and the way clients interact with their designers. Images like these take the place of thumbnail sketches—they show accurate depictions of shadows and materials but can be created more quickly and easily than even primitive hand renderings. ROSS CANN, A4 ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING, NEWPORT, R.I., (401) 849-5100, WWW.A4ARCH.COM


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