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An unfortunate event gives a family the chance to take their home to a new level of comfort and style. I Text by Debra Judge Silber  I Photography by Michael J. Lee


Suburban empty-nesters embark on a new life with a move to the city and a sleek, elegant home. I Text by Megan Fulweiler  I Photography by Greg Premru  I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent


A pleasing eclecticism in the furnishings and a bold sense of color infuse a classically designed suburban Boston home with youthful energy. I Text by Bob Curley  I Photography by Michael J. Lee


Surprising themselves, a young family winds up in the suburbs and happily discovers they’ve made the perfect choice. I Text by Fred Albert  I Photography by Laura Moss I Produced by Kyle Hoepner


142 ALL OF A PIECE ON THE COVER: A curvaceous sofa and lush textures make for a living room filled with personality and warmth in a Newton, Massachusetts, house with architectural and interior design by Evolve Residential. Photograph by Laura Moss. To see more of this home, turn to page 130.

A half-dozen New England landscapes celebrate the connection between the built and natural worlds. I Text by Paula M. Bodah March–April 2019 | New England Home  19

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An eye-catching sculpture; a masterful makeover of a master bath; nature meets tech in environmentally friendly pools; a new book celebrates the legacy of Boston-based architects Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti; beautiful finds from New England’s shops and showrooms.

46 Artistry: Magnificent Obsession

Printmaking, with its emphasis on technical expertise and opportunity for creative expression, is a never-ending source of pleasure for Lynne Kortenhaus. I By Robert Kiener

52 Good Bones: The Nature of Things

An old cottage given new life retains an intimate relationship with its picture-perfect environment. I Text by Debra Spark I Photography by Peter Vanderwarker

60 Metropolitan Life: Lofty Ambition

The views may dominate center stage in this Boston condo, but the chic, elegant interiors take a star turn of their own. I Text by Annie Sherman I Photography by Michael J. Lee



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68 In Our Backyard: Urned Interest

Lunaform’s concrete planters are handcrafted, one by one, in a studio on the coast of Maine. I By Maria LaPiana

193 Perspectives

Occasional chairs with an accent on personality; a book lover’s library as imagined by designer Diana James; David Hance of Crosswater London on the latest trends in bath fixtures; a renovation modernizes a kitchen while honoring the home’s 1911 origins.

202 Calendar

Special events for people who are passionate about design. I By Erika Ayn Finch

208 Scene and Heard

Noteworthy happenings in the New England design business. I By Paula M. Bodah

216 Design Life

Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. I Edited by Cassidy Mitchell

220 Premier Properties

Notable homes on the market in New England. I By Maria LaPiana

226 Resources

A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features.

230 Advertiser Index 232 Sketch Pad

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Editor’s Letter

The Guard Is Always Changing


arties, parties, parties . . . how can you dislike a job that requires you to attend lots and lots of social events, especially social events revolving around people who create and/or sell gorgeous stuff? When we first started New England Home back in 2005, we dove into the process of getting to know everything about New England’s residential design and construction field—which meant getting to know all the people who make up that community. This, in turn, required hunting out every cocktail party, awards gala, panel discussion, gallery talk, trade show, and expert seminar we could find, as well as hosting networking evenings of our own. In 2019, all of those same sorts of events are still going on (and we ourselves are involved in planning and presenting a good deal more of them). And, attending such events over the years, I’ve come to take for granted the comfortable presence of many of the same faces—people with whom I share a history, people whose appearance doesn’t inspire terror because I can’t remember their names (as much as I try to hide it, I’m really not good with names).

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Recently, however, I’ve begun to notice how many faces I’m seeing that aren’t the same. I’ve written in this space before about how New England’s preferences are changing, when it comes to residential style. But our gradual embrace of more color, more fun, more modernity is also reflected in—or is, to an extent, reflective of?—a gradual changing of the design guard. While plenty of the people I became acquainted with at those early industry events are still hard at work, dreaming up and turning out marvelous homes and landscapes, quite a few are no longer so active. Some have retired (or have the luxury of taking on projects only now and then, when they feel like it); some have shifted to other interests. Some have migrated away, beyond our region’s borders, and a handful, sadly, are no longer with us at all. Yet the cohort of professionals practicing in the field is larger than ever. Individuals I first encountered as design assistants are now well into their forties, frequently have their own firms, and are in the prime of their careers. An example: three of the four feature stories in this issue involve past winners from our 5 Under 40 awards program, which recognizes up-and-coming talent. In September, 5 Under 40 will celebrate its tenth anniversary, though, so a significant number of the past awardees are still “up,” certainly, but they no longer count as ­“coming”—they have assuredly already arrived. Somehow it’s only now that I have truly focused on what has been in reality a process of constant change. Looking back, I realize this gradual infusion of new blood has been subtly evident in our pages all along, just as an underground spring might feed a mossy forest pool which, despite a mirrorlike, scarcely roiling surface, is eventually brimful of entirely new water. —Kyle Hoepner

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Master Makeover

A top-to-bottom re-do gives a couple the spa-like bathroom they yearn for.

A weekend Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, ski-houseturned-everyday-home called for some smart renovations. And, in turn, a call to Randy Trainor of C. Randolph Trainor Interiors. The dated first-floor master bath needed new life— and an improved layout. “It was totally dysfunctional,” remembers the designer. “The toilet was literally right in the middle of the room; it stuck out like a sore thumb.” In addition to rejiggering the room’s flow, the owners wanted a larger vanity and to eliminate a never-used tub in favor of a more spacious shower. Trainor admits that “this renovation was not for the faint of heart.” Because the house was built on a slab, she says, “we had to dig it up to move the plumbing.” Lawton Company took care of the heavy lifting (including borrowing some square-footage from an adjacent closet), so Trainor could focus on creating a spa-like sanctuary. To get the desired effect, she chose a soothing monochromatic palette, using the same twelve-by-twenty-four-inch tile on the floors, walls, and window jambs; the cabinets share a similar warm

taupe/gray hue. His-and-hers vessel sinks floating atop a cream Caesarstone countertop round out the look, while a custom blue/green mosaic tile backsplash complements the pretty pendant lights handmade by Derek Marshall Custom Lighting in Sandwich, New Hampshire. Long gone are the sounds of jackhammers drilling concrete, and in their place, is a serene—and functional—oasis. | C. Randolph Trainor Interiors, Franconia, N.H.,

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A casual flip through a luxury swimming pool magazine led Jesse Dutra, of Nantucket, Massachusetts-based Waterscapes, to entirely shift his business model. “I saw a pool with plants growing out of it, and I thought, ‘What is this?’ ” He placed a call to BioNova Natural Swimming pools and, in 2011, became one of their first U.S. partners. With a background in landscape design and horticulture, Dutra had been building traditional chlorine pools, but the chemicals didn’t sync with his philosophies. “I almost had a sense of guilt because I’m such an environmentalist,” he says. Originating in Europe, the natural pool is an alternative that is slowly gaining ground here. The pools use

limnology, a scientific system that relies on plants and microorganisms to filter the water, making it entirely chemical-free. Natural pools have a swimming area and regeneration zone; the latter is essentially a constructed wetlands filled with carefully chosen aquatic plants that extract excess nutrients and purify the water. While all the science is certainly fascinating—not to mention sustainable—the pools are also aesthetically pleasing, seamlessly melding the natural world with a truly luxe watering hole. And as Dutra points out: “How cool is it that you can have water lilies inside of your pool?”  |

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A Legacy to Build Upon

Three top architects reflect on how Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti have shaped the direction and dialogue of architecture.

Buenos Aires–born, Boston-based architects Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti have long been dynamic voices in the intellectual realm. On a more practical level, their work spans the globe. Local examples include Boston’s Atelier 505, the Honan-Allston branch of the Boston Public Library, and an addition to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. These as well as four decades’ worth of projects appear in The Work of Machado and Silvetti, by Javier Cenicacelaya and Iñigo Saloña, published last fall. The duo’s academic and built work, which helped shape the future of architecture in the wake of the Modern Movement, inspired many, including Jeffrey Katz, Adolfo Perez, and David Stern, all of whom studied under Machado and/or Silvetti at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and worked at their firm prior to establishing practices in the Greater Boston area. Katz describes Machado and Silvetti as extraordinary thinkers and lifelong friends. “Our practice is hyper eclectic. I think that comes from them,” he says. He points to the couple’s own residences as examples. “They are interested in decoration, history, collections, and art, and each house has a sense of appropriateness and integrity, rather than a particular look.” Perez echoes the idea that context triumphs over a signature brand. “They aren’t stylistic,” he says. “Their designs are rooted in a deep understanding of the [project’s] challenge.” He credits the pair with his propensity for approaching architecture and interiors holistically. “They believe everything deserves equal attention; that even tiny details should reflect the overall concept.” Not only were they mentors in a physical and pedagogical sense, but their outlook inspired, too. As Stern

says, “It’s about engendering a connection to history and creating something unexpected, joyful, and magical.” What sticks with him is this: “Architecture is more than a method of creating a built environment; it’s art.” The foundation of a lasting legacy, indeed.  |,

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1. Give it a Swirl Luscious swirls of blown optic glass distinguish Hammerton Studio’s Ellisse pendant light—equally eye-catching as a singleton or in a group. | Wolfers Lighting, Waltham, Mass., 2. Natural Selection Inspired by vintage images of flora, fauna, and mythical creatures, Patch NYC’s new wallpaper and tabletop collection, a collaboration with the British company Avenida Home, will lend a colorful touch of whimsy to your spaces. | Boston, 3. Pattern Play Pratt & Larson’s InLine bas-relief tiles can be combined in so many graphically intriguing ways, you might find them as addictive as a picture puzzle. | The Tilery at Tree’s Place, Orleans, Mass.,

4. Spellbinding John Lyle modeled his Babylon bowl on incantation bowls found in the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. “After all,” he says, “don’t we all need a little magic in our lives?” | Ailanthus, Boston Design Center,


5. Slab Happy Both sleek and monumental, the Channing cabinet from Erinn V. alternates slabs of hardwood and bands of metal in an entrancing rhythm. | M-Geough, Boston Design Center, 6. Quietly Seductive The new Lago collection of alpaca fabrics from Sandra Jordan includes sheers, opaque sheers, stripes, and bouclés—every one of them a study in subtly voluptuous texture. | Studio 534, Boston Design Center,

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1. Leading Lights Say hello to large Pink Ladies, one of a line of lamps by British designer Rosanna Lonsdale. Bases and shades come in a range of customizable options. | Elizabeth Home Decor & Design, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 2. Chef’s Surprise Long-time Connecticut resident and celebrity chef Jacques Pépin may be an artist in the kitchen, but he is also simply an artist. His collection of utterly charming paintings includes The Tattle Cock, shown here.  | 3. Cutting-Edge Design Liven up your table with porcelain serving dishes by ceramic artist Nicole Aquillano. Quirky images of infrastructure, modes of transport, and kitchen appliances are knife-etched into the clay and inlaid with a dark underglaze. | Acton, Mass.,


4. Sleep Easy The Keaton bedroom collection from Vermont’s Copeland Furniture melds black walnut, upholstery, and a hint of art deco styling for an easygoing, modern look.  | Circle Furniture, various Mass. locations, 5. Ahead of the Curve GROHE’s newly updated Atrio collection distills the bath faucet into a slim, cylindrical form that will enhance the serenity of your daily ablutions. | Frank Webb Home, Boston and Nashua, N.H.,; Spritzo, Providence, 6. Modern Heirlooms The example of her French-Canadian seamstress great-grandmother helped motivate Claudia Middendorf to create her Mathilde line of architecturally influenced contemporary linen quilts. | Pawtucket, R.I.,


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Boston-based printmaker Lynne • For Kortenhaus, inspiration is everywhere. “I

frequently take pictures of striking sunsets and seaside views that catch my eye and may use these as inspirational jumping-off points for my printmaking,” she says as she takes time off from working in the basement studio of her historic Charlestown home. “Also, I am a self-confessed forager. I’ll walk the beaches, often near Provincetown and along the Cape, and come back with an assortment of dried strands of seaweed or pieces of yarn or rope that appeal to me. I might ink them up and incorporate them into a print or just be inspired by their colors.” Recently, closer to home, she was taken by the sight of a beautiful weeping willow near the lagoon at

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Boston’s Public Garden. “It was September, and the tree was just beginning to lose its leaves,” she remembers. “I was so struck by the image of the willow’s yellow leaves fallen on the bright green grass that I took a picture on my iPhone.” She eventually made a print of the photo and transferred it onto a sensitized solar plate that became the foundation for an etching. Kortenhaus, who has also run her own successful public relations and marketing company, Kortenhaus Communications, since 1984, earned both a BFA and

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“ONE PIECE FUELS THE NEXT, AND IT’S HARD TO STOP UNTIL I’VE EXHAUSTED THE IMAGERY I’VE BEEN WORKING ON OR THE MATERIALS I HAVE ON HAND,” SAYS LYNNE KORTENHAUS. “I TOLD YOU I AM OBSESSIVE!” MFA in the mid-1970s from the Rhode Island School of Design. “I’m a bit obsessive by nature, and I think that’s one of the reasons printmaking—because it’s so technical and process-driven—has always appealed to me,” she explains. However, printmaking took a backseat for almost two decades while she grew her public relations firm.

It wasn’t until 1999, when she was offered a chance to study in Provincetown with the late printmaker, painter, and sculptor Michael Mazur, that her love for the craft was rekindled. “It was invigorating to get back to making prints and experimenting,” she recalls. “Successful printmaking requires both the right and left sides of your brain. You must have the necessary technical skills as well as the creative aspects. For example, you need to know how to manipulate the printmaking process, such as how much pressure to use on the press, what you put on the plate, what type of ink to use, how thick or thin or transparent that ink is, the texture of fabric or whatever applied objects you might put on. If you don’t know these technical matters, everything can go awry.” While Kortenhaus uses a traditional press, with roller and ink, her work is anything but ordinary. Typically, she starts with a plate, which can be anything from metal to Plexiglas to cardboard to copper, and applies objects on top of it before inking and printing. “I might put fibers or cheesecloth, string,

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BELOW: Bluff #4 (2017), monoprint, 12"H × 11"W.

FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Leda 1 (2018), monoprint and collage on veneer plate, 16"H × 15"W; Scroll 6 (2018), collagraph with inked dried seaweed and yarn, 19"H × 9¾"W; Beach Trail 1 (2018), monoprint, collage, and pastel, 15"H × 15"W.

paint, or cut pieces of paper onto the plate to create an image or texture that appeals to me,” she explains. “Or I may use layer upon layer of transparent ink to build up the visual image.” Instead of printing a series of the same print, Kortenhaus likes to experiment by working from the same plate but adding a piece of fabric or paper, or painting with a brush or roller or pastels to make each one unique. “One piece fuels the next, and it’s hard to stop until I’ve exhausted the imagery I’ve been working on or the materials I have on hand.” She laughs and adds, “I told you I am obsessive! The one thing I don’t want to be is repetitive.” Mike Carroll, an artist and owner of Provincetown’s Schoolhouse Gallery, describes her as an excellent colorist and ‘translator’ of the region in which

she lives. “Lynne is moved by the physical experience of this part of the world. She has spent time surrounded by the warmth, the way the light here shifts and changes,” he says. “She translates it using the tools that she has been given—paper, ink, texture, and shape. She’s saying with her work, ‘Here’s what it feels like to be in this landscape.’ ”  EDITOR’S NOTE: Lynne Kortenhaus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., To see more of her work, visit

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She wanted Estes’s design to allow her to enjoy the river views out her back door, while doing justice to what was beyond her front yard: an old stone wall, fields, and antique houses. The homeowner bought her cottage and its barn/ garage in 2008 when she was living in the Boston area. A year later, she moved full-time to the southern New England location but waited several years to renovate. When she was ready, she turned to colleagues whose work she particularly admired: architect Estes, builder Rick Guidelli of Gilman Guidelli & Bellow, and landscape architect Doug Reed of Reed Hilderbrand. Estes’s design involved a gut renovation of the cottage, which was previously a one-story, twobedroom house with a galley kitchen. The garage was knocked down and replaced with a studio with a second-floor guest bedroom. On the street side, the nods to New England vernacular are apparent with traditional roof lines and forms, cedar shingle sheathing, and selectively placed windows. Estes describes the studio and a nearby new shed “as picking up the forms and scale of the main house with a slightly contemporary feel.” A redwood fence visually links the house and studio, while separating private and public domains. Behind the fence, on the river side, a boardwalk joins the structures, and the sensibility of both house and studio is clearly contemporary with abundant large windows, glass doors, and corner glazing.

THE STUDIO AND NEARBY NEW SHED “PICK UP THE FORMS AND SCALE OF THE MAIN HOUSE WITH A SLIGHTLY CONTEMPORARY FEEL,” SAYS JIM ESTES. TOP: A parking courtyard separates an entirely new shed and studio building, on the right, from the renovated cottage. ABOVE: Partial cathedral ceilings, a soft palette, consistent materials, and wide-board ash help the cottage’s single first-floor room seem larger. RIGHT: Windows abound at the rear of both cottage and studio, the better to gaze out over the water.

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leads directly into the upstairs bedroom, no door shutting off the space. The cottage’s interior is simple yet expansive, thanks to cathedral ceilings and large-paned


In the cottage, the multiple downstairs rooms became a single space, and a partial second floor was added for a master bedroom suite. Now, the homeowner enters near the kitchen on the short end of the house and sees the length of the ground floor: a dining room table, the living room beyond, and then a study, which can be closed off with a sliding barn door. The study has an adjacent full bath, and the kitchen has a mud room and pantry hidden behind custom ash doors. Meanwhile, the neighboring studio has a poured concrete floor with hydronic radiant heat and an efficiency kitchen. As with the main house, the studio has a steel and stainless-steel cabling staircase with an ash cap that

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windows that run to the floor in the living room. Simplicity, as the homeowner points out, requires restraint, which evinces itself in minimal moldings, the white palette, an unadorned marble fireplace





surround, open marble shelves in lieu of upper kitchen cabinets, and consistent materials. The cathedral ceilings are fir, the floors are wide-board ash, and the bathrooms all have the same porcelain tile. Furnishings are a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces. Two particularly striking purchases are the concrete pendant lamps over the kitchen island and a rattan pendant light from Chile over the dining room table. The challenge, says landscape architect Reed of his own contribution, was “to reveal and disclose the specialness of this setting.” To this end, an L-shaped hedge interrupted by a redwood gate wraps the front of the house, a parking courtyard provides initial entry to the site, and the fence and gates allow for progressive views. “The question is not what you look at but what you see,” wrote Thoreau. For this project, the homeowner saw people whose talents she holds dear build a home that she loves. In turn, her collaborators saw a place, as Reed says, that reflects the homeowner’s generous and gregarious nature. “She is a very special person and the house embodies that.”

The master bedroom occupies the cottage’s new partial second floor. Oversize window panes with black mullions frame the vista. FACING PAGE: The kitchen is “all about the river views,” says architect Jim Estes, with big windows and a minimal interior palette that features custom painted cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, and open shelving of white marble.

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Lofty Ambition

The views may dominate center stage in this Boston condo, but the chic, elegant interiors take a star turn of their own. the views of the Boston sky• Maximizing line and the harbor was paramount for this

luxurious condo. The unit, in a high-rise building constructed in 2017, was a blank slate to create what the homeowners envisioned: a space that would be influenced and enhanced by the scene outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. More difficult than it might seem, the challenge lay in what not to do—as in, don’t fill the space with furnishings that might detract from that million-dollar panorama. Leslie Fine, whose eponymous interior design

firm is based in the Back Bay, wouldn’t let that happen. She transformed the brand-new 2,100-squarefoot white box into a contemporary and plush oasis, merging function, comfort, and beauty—all while letting the out-of-doors do the most talking. The trick was to “stay away from heavy pieces of furniture that would take your eye away,” she says. “Now you can almost see through the furniture to the views.” The large central room was the launching pad for this urban transformation, so Fine began by defining individual dining and living spaces here. A com-

An absence of window treatments, a low-backed sofa, and streamlined swivel chairs play up the show-stopping view from the living room of a condominium in Boston’s Seaport District.

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amid a sea of neutrals keep the living room warm and inviting. A sultry Sophia Loren ups the glam factor in the dining area. The kitchen features vinylcovered bar chairs for worry-free eating. A built-in of stainless steel and faux-ostrich vinyl makes a striking display for art pieces.

manding built-in dominates the rear wall. Textured stainless steel and white faux-ostrich vinyl catapult the piece into the modern sphere. With its threequarter-inch glass shelving and mirrored backdrop, it serves double duty, making a striking display for sculptural pieces from the homeowners’ art collection while catching and reflecting light. Closed cabinets below are used to stow items for entertaining. “The client wanted a chic urban space, and this shelving delivers that,” Fine says. “It makes a beautiful impact, it’s very stylish, and it offers functional storage.” Nearby, a dining table of faceted stainless steel and glass surrounded by acrylic chairs with textured fabric seats in a luscious shade of lavender adds a grounding element to the formal dining area. The openness of the living/dining space means guests

never lose sight of what lies beyond the windows, no matter how lively the dinner conversation gets. And after the meal, the sitting area beckons with comfortable furniture and plush carpet. Pink velvet lounge chairs swivel to exploit the vistas, and the large, L-shaped sofa has a low back to minimize its vertical profile, while copious pillows indulge relaxation. “The couch needed to be placed so that no matter where you sit, you can see the view,” says the wife. An old mirror she treasured was refurbished and now leans against a wall, lending a traditional touch that manages to seem right at home with the

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room’s modern feel. The master suite, too, strikes a balance between the contemporary and the classic. Awash in neutrals and luxurious textiles, the space is heavily influenced by the owners’ previous residence, from the wife’s father’s lounge chair, updated in velvet and a fresh coat of paint, to the traditional headboard painted in tone-on-tone stripes that alternate between high gloss and matte. The modern is represented by the mirrored nightstands and acrylic lamps. “We wanted to keep this room romantic and monochromatic, so we used soft fabrics and a rug,” Fine says. Again keeping the outdoors in mind, the owner sacrificed overall warmth from heavier window treatments in favor of stationary drapes with a motorized roll shade for privacy. “Most of the windows don’t have anything on them, but this space looked so empty without drapes,” she says.

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Because the kitchen and bathrooms were turnkey from the builders, a new pearlized stone counter and backsplash are the sole changes. “The owners are not big cooks, so we just wanted to personalize this space, and spice it up,” Fine says. “Changing the stone made all the difference: it’s unique and aesthetically extraordinary.” Throughout the home, the clients’ favorite colors—pinks and purples— make an appearance. Even the kitchen gets into the act, with counter stools that add a punch of purple drama to the breakfast bar. The colors never become overbearing, however, thanks to the neutral tones that form the backdrop. And Fine was careful not to sacrifice function to beauty; the fabric on those stools is actually vinyl with a subtle shine, “so it has lots of style, but you can wipe it down with a sponge,” she says.

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Lunaform’s concrete planters are handcrafted, one by one, in a studio on the coast of Maine. Phid Lawless and his wife, Sharon, • When built a home on a large tract of land in Sullivan,

Maine, in 1980, it was surrounded mostly by trees and bare granite ledge. The Japanese-inspired house looked out over a quarry, which was striking, but there was no grass, nowhere to plant anything, and no way to add color to the landscape. The couple decided they needed some urn-like planters, quite large ones, ideally unadorned, to complement the style of their home. What they had in mind was nowhere to be found. So, the resourceful homeowner decided to make them himself. Eventually, Lawless, an architect, graphic designer, painter, sculptor, and home contractor, partnered with Dan Farrenkopf, a like-minded friend with a background in architecture, painting, and ceramics, to perfect the unique concrete manufacturing process he’d developed—and that’s how Lunaform came to be. Planters soon led to fountains, fire bowls, benches, prayer wheels, birdbaths, amphoras, and custom

concrete work, all with “simple lines and a clean look, like those found in ancient Greek and Roman gardens,” says Lawless. The highly practical, fourseason pieces add architectural interest to a wide array of landscapes, private gardens, and the grounds of commercial buildings. The lightest piece weighs forty pounds, while the largest (so far) is a 2,200pound, ten-foot-diameter basin made for a meditation/healing garden. Some 80 percent of Lunaform’s orders come from landscape architects in the U.S. and Canada. Lawless and Farrenkopf and the people they


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detailing (the outer mold can be made of rubber), it also produces the exterior seam lines that make pieces look mass-produced, which of course they are. “Casting has wonderful properties,” says Lawless. “For example, it’s very fast.” But the method does not allow for the placement of reinforcing steel, which is necessary to provide sufficient tensile strength and the ability to withstand severe weather conditions. Lunaform’s workers use interior molds only, hand-packing dense, fiber-reinforced, high-strength concrete over them as each piece turns on the wheel. Successive layers are wrapped in galvanized steel and more concrete; then the vessel is rotated through a stationary steel screed to cut off the excess concrete as it goes by. The result is seamless, which makes every piece look handmade, which of course it is. “We had a lot of trial and error in the first year,” says Lawless. “As you can imagine, quite a lot of concrete ended up on our shoes.” Lunaform Sullivan, Maine 207-422-0923

“WE HAD A LOT OF TRIAL AND ERROR IN THE FIRST YEAR,” SAYS PHID LAWLESS. “AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, QUITE A LOT OF CONCRETE ENDED UP ON OUR SHOES.” employ in their studio make every piece by hand. They named the first vessel they made (and then the company) for a neighbor’s very small, very pregnant cat called Luna. Since then, they’ve named many of their 175-plus designs after places in Italy—Siena, Perugia, Ebro, and Umbria, to name a few. The proprietary process they developed is complex and labor-intensive, taking a minimum of three weeks from start to finish to complete a piece; on average they produce seven to eight pieces per week, year-round. While most concrete planters are made using a casting process with inner and outer molds, at Lunaform, every piece is hand-turned on something similar to a clay potter’s wheel—only larger. Though the more common method allows for surface

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The company’s early success can be attributed to a bit of serendipity. Lawless and Farrenkopf had just completed six or seven Luna urns that were custom-fit at intervals into an iron fence—and the project was featured in Garden Design magazine. “For two weeks, all we did was take calls from landscape architects,” remembers Lawless. More than a quarter century later, the Rowayton, Connecticut, native couldn’t


be happier, doing what he loves in a place he finds altogether enchanting. How did a guy who went to boarding school in Switzerland and art school in Raleigh, North Carolina, end up making pots in the Maine woods? His older brother had gone to Colby College and later settled in Maine; Lawless visited and fell in love with the area’s beauty and slower pace, so he moved there himself. “I prefer trees to people,” he says with a laugh. “It’s very attractive to a lot of people, but winters are severe and can prompt a lot of people to move,” he adds. “Occasionally we feel like that, but I honestly can’t imagine where I’d ever go that would be quite like this.”

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Paragon Landscape Construction, Inc.


or more than 25 years, Paragon Landscape Construction, Inc. has been building some of the finest landscapes throughout New England. We are committed to the aesthetic integrity of every project and design. Our craftsmanship and strict adherence to performance standards allow us to provide the highest quality in our landscape construction, stonework, plantings, and propertymaintenance services. We work with clients, builders, and landscape architects to build New England’s premier landscapes. Our efficient management system,

vast resources, and advanced technical knowledge demonstrate the commitment we have made to our clients. We have earned a reputation for being able to execute the most complex and logistically challenging projects. The relationships we have built over the past 25 years are the measure of our success and effectiveness. From conception through completion, Paragon is committed to all phases of the construction process. Every project reflects our attention to complex details, dedicated work ethic, custom craftsmanship, and quality service.

Our team of horticulture professionals constantly reviews each individual property based on its needs and responds efficiently to protect the value and beauty of the landscape. Our dedicated staff is committed to bringing an exceptional level of service each time we visit your property. Our goal is to assist in maximizing the aesthetic integrity of each landscape we maintain, and to ensure that every landscape will be enjoyed for many years. Paragon landscapes are beautiful through the seasons and timeless through the years.

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➌ Paragon Landscape Construction. Inc. 62 Industrial Way Hanover, MA 02339 781-834-1000


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Pellettieri Associates, Inc.


ellettieri Associates is a New England–based design/build firm with more than 35 years of experience providing skilled, creative, and comprehensive services to clients throughout the region. From site assessments and master planning to plant selection and perennial gardens, they produce enduring environments for discerning clients and exceptional residential, commercial, and institutional properties. What sets Pellettieri apart is its widely respected staff of award80  New England Home | March-April 2019

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winning, licensed landscape architects who consistently maintain the highest standards of achievement. The Pellettieri difference is that they help your property fit into its surroundings—so that the morning light filters into your master bedroom or shines on the outdoor gathering area just at that perfect moment in the day—allowing you to enjoy the beauty of family and nature. Pellettieri’s passion lies in making these things part of the natural beauty of your home. Multidisciplinary team efforts and

extensive experience in site analysis and conceptual planning prove especially valuable during the earliest stages of site and master planning, as this is when Pellettieri can work to minimize problems associated with grading and drainage impacts, loss of specimen trees, and poor view relationships. More than three decades of experience in all facets of landscape construction and installation have resulted in one of the most highly qualified design/build firms in New England. PHOTO CREDIT: JEFF SINON

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In dire need of outdoor entertainment space, and a better connection to the interior of the house, the driveway was realigned and a walkway to the front door created. In addition, a screened porch was added along with a porte cohere and a generous stone terrace, complete with a fire element, which round out the exterior improvements.

True peace is the harmony between man and nature. GEORGE PELLETTIERI, ASLA, PLA President, Landscape Architect

Pellettieri Associates, Inc. Warner, NH 03278 888-826-2275

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R. P. Marzilli & Company


.P. Marzilli & Company builds and maintains the finest residential landscapes. Our skilled team of landscape professionals delivers the highest quality and best value for our clients. Our projects are built on country estates, oceanfront bluffs, suburban gardens, and city courtyards. Our services include complete site preparation, planting of specimen trees and shrubs, flower and vegetable gardens, lawns and wildflower meadows, irrigation, and landscape

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lighting. We build pools, spas, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and sports, recreation, and entertaining areas. Our masonry team builds the structure of the landscape, including walls, driveways and auto courts, patios and terraces, and steps and walkways, as well as wine cellars and other architectural stonework. Our horticulture team maintains fine gardens, lawns, trees, and seasonal flowers in containers or planting beds. We prepare your property for special events and manage the

landscape to meet any client’s needs and the inevitable change of seasons. We are dedicated to the daily beauty and longterm integrity of the landscape. Most important, we build trusted relationships with landscape architects and designers, architects, contractors, and homeowners. Our greatest recognition comes from the many clients who enjoy and admire their outdoor living areas all year long.


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➊ Outdoor living is made beautiful on a terrace of oversized bluestone, surrounded by summer perennials and a dramatic natural ledge with a waterfall. ➋ Stone piers and a cobble apron frame the entry gate to create gracious curb appeal. The driveway leads past a lush understory of ferns planted in the shade of the mature pine trees. ➌ Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), a favorite summer perennial native to the Northeast. ➍ Raised garden beds with granite edging, built and maintained for fresh herbs and vegetables harvested at home.










R. P. Marzilli & Company 21-A Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053 508-533-8700



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Sudbury Design Group


udbury Design Group has long been recognized as one of the leading landscape architectural firms in the region, working with discerning residential and commercial clients in the Greater Boston area, and throughout New England, for more than 60 years. We strive to produce spaces that balance form and function, and create a harmony between homes and their surroundings, all

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while keeping the client’s lifestyle and budget in mind. Our experienced staff of award-winning landscape architects and designers will be available to you from the project’s initial consultation to its completion, ensuring that we always have a clear understanding of your project’s goals and budget requirements. Through careful planning, site analysis, concept development, design, and drawings,

we’ll transform your property into a stunning landscape that is designed exclusively for you. Whether it’s a small garden landscape, a patio or pool design, or a large-scale construction project, Sudbury Design Group will work with you every step of the way to ensure that the end product exceeds your expectations, is completed on time, on budget, and adds value to your home.


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➊ A pergola-covered outdoor kitchen overlooks a formal pool and spa layout with custom granite diving platforms and spacious sunning decks. ➋ The curved outdoor fireplace, constructed of New England fieldstone, sits recessed within a cracked ice bluestone terrace surrounded by mature and seasonal plantings. ➌ This sleek and streamlined pool is the main attraction in this contemporary landscape, featuring a limestone pool deck and a feng shui inspired planting layout. ➍ The combination of fieldstone, bluestone, and reclaimed antique brick provides a traditional New England feel for this intricate pool and pavilion design.

Through careful planning, site analysis, concept development, design, and drawings, we’ll transform your property into a stunning landscape that is designed exclusively for you.

Sudbury Design Group 740 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776 749 Main Street, Unit F Osterville, MA 02655 978-443-3638

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Triad Associates, Inc.


riad Associates designs and builds all hardscape features, including pool decks, patios, walls, walkways, and driveways. Founded in 1986 and located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Triad has earned the distinction of being one of New England’s premiere design and installation firms. Triad serves Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of New York. The company works with homeowners, builders, and architects on both commercial and residential projects.

The Triad team includes designers, construction supervisors, salesmen, and some of the country’s most experienced hardscape artisans. Triad’s experience allows them to go well beyond the scope of normal hardscape installations. Creating a complete exterior environment can often require fire and water features as well as customized cooking areas. Triad’s work has been featured on This Old House with Bob Vila and in numerous design magazines. The team is proud that repeat customers

and referrals are the largest source of new projects. Whether your project is a simple patio or a more complex exterior design, Triad will give it full and professional attention. Triad takes a lot of pride in their simple yet vital philosophy, “just do it right,” and they apply that phrase to every job. Triad’s team invites you to bring them your ideas, magazine clippings, sketches, or a completed plan, and they will work with you to make your dreams a reality. You’ll love the high quality of your finished project.

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Triad Associates, Inc. 100 Downing Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830 978-373-4223 800-464-8833

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ZEN Associates, Inc.


e understand that the unique role of the landscape architect is to design in detail the client’s program, which often includes built structure, horticulture, and art. Whether it be residential estates and gardens, rooftop terraces, botanical gardens, or coastal getaways, we never lose focus of our client’s program and goals.

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We work closely with clients and other leading design professionals to explore options, share ideas, and develop creative design solutions for interior and exterior spaces. We design and build intelligently and collaboratively with our team with a focus on detail, schedule, and process to create projects which are timeless with uncompromising detail.

ZEN Associates, Inc., is a Design + Build firm providing landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services for more than 30 years. We have offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., with a staff of professionals passionate about what we do. Our projects extend throughout New England, along the Eastern Coast, and internationally.


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➊➌ This serene, modern retreat forges a seamless connection to its riverfront setting. ZEN designed the interior and exterior spaces, maximizing the visual and physical relationship between the two. ➋➍ This contemporary, elegant Brookline retreat was designed to create several different outdoor rooms and uses a combination of complementary materials and textures such as stone, corten steel, layers of lush vegetation and lighting both functional and beautiful.

Our clients desire unique, contemporary, and complex landscapes. We expect this, and it inspires us to do our best work.

ZEN Associates, Inc. 10 Micro Drive Woburn, MA 01801 781-932-3700

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a Blade of Grass, LLC


t a Blade of Grass, we do what we do because we are passionate about gardens. From design through installation and maintenance, we are devoted to providing the highest level of service, construction skills, and horticultural knowledge. A beautiful landscape requires a well-crafted strategy—one that appreciates the needs of both the client and the property. Our clients can rest assured that their properties will be meticulously taken care of and always kept looking their best. We tailor the property maintenance plan and frequency of visits to your specific

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needs, with services including fine gardening and lawn care, container plantings, irrigation, lighting, snow plowing, and much more. We love the work we do and cherish the close relationships we form with our clients.

This Westwood pool was complemented by a fireplace and outdoor kitchen with a dining area, to provide entertaining and recreation options for a young family.

Celebrating 25 years of creating and maintaining properties throughout Boston and the MetroWest area. a Blade of Grass, LLC 9 Old County Road Sudbury, MA 01776 508-358-4500



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Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture LLC


n his decade-plus of experience, Boston-based landscape architect Michael D’Angelo has welcomed challenges like those involved in designing this roof deck for a Boston penthouse with magnificent views of the Back Bay skyline. Because views on one side were not as desirable, his goal was an outdoor living space that would visually screen mechanical equipment and adjacent buildings, mitigate the sound from the equipment, and offer usable entertaining space within a long and narrow corridor.

A finely crafted ipe slat wall is backed with soundproofing panels that help reduce noise. Integral seating leaves room for a narrow dining table that abuts a row of large bamboo shoots that let light pass through. D’Angelo and his team also made room for a small grilling area and counter. Any roof deck project can be a challenge based on weight restrictions, light conditions, mechanical equipment and skylight locations, wind, and condominium board rules and regulations. This project had all of these challenges and

more. Width limitations meant the team had to be creative with a dining area that allowed for passable space. The solution was a built-in bench on one side and a narrow screen wall with a thin sound-attenuation cladding. Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture LLC 732 East Broadway, Suite #3 Boston, MA 02127 203-592-4788

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Michael S. Coffin, LLC


successful landscape is the culmination of thoughtful design and precise implementation. Every landscape project begins with a vision to transform the environment around us. Our own success is defined by being a valued member of the team that achieves this vision, implementing the most creative design with skilled craftsmanship and maintaining it from installation through maturity. At MSC, our staff of managers, masons, horticulturists, and landscape professionals collaborate with the area’s most talented designers and

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home builders to create and maintain properties cherished by our clients. From city courtyards to rural estates, our ability to coordinate and complete a project’s site, masonry, and landscape work results in an intimate knowledge of each properties’ intricacies and every client’s goals. MSC approaches each property with a meticulous attention to detail and a desire to help transform the landscape. The results produce enduring relationships and compliments from our clients and contemporaries that represent our greatest achievement.

Located on a secluded island between Bourne and Falmouth, this property captures views of Squeteague Harbor

The work we build is a result of our passion for the field and appreciation of the craft Michael S. Coffin, LLC 85 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 508-293-4244


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Parterre Garden Services


arterre Garden Services was developed in response to a need for highly-skilled garden care and property management across Greater Boston and Cape Cod. By following expert horticultural care and a comprehensive long-term property management plan, Parterre strives to bring all of our clients’ properties to their truest and most verdant potential, while maintaining the original design intent. With our Single Point of Contact approach, Parterre’s field managers work with you to develop a compre-

hensive plan for your property that ensures the coordination and collaboration of the best land care professionals. Our team of certified horticulturalists and trained managers will help you maintain and grow the considerable investment you have made in your property. Services include horticulture and fine gardening; landscape design and installation; ecological land management; seasonal and holiday decor.

Parterre Garden Services 2235 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140 617-492-2230

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Systems Design & Integration, Inc.


t’s a beautiful weekend afternoon in New England; why not have family and friends over for a barbeque, watch your favorite sports team, and then wind down the evening with some great tunes and perhaps take a dip in the pool or hot tub? There’s a wide range of technology solutions built to withstand outdoor elements without compromising performance. Add music, video, and lighting control, and extend the reach of your home network to make the perfect entertaining

space or a personal retreat for relaxing after a long work day. TVs weather the storm and sun while minimizing glare for quality viewing even on a bright day. Outdoor lights automatically adjust at sunset to create ambience and enhance safety. We specialize in the sales, design, and installation of audio/ video systems, home automation, whole home audio, motorized shades, structured wiring, lighting, and networks for residential and commercial spaces.

In this project, we used Terra by Leon speakers. Incorporating LED lighting and sound in one compact, all-weather design, the LS Series provides adjustable path or landscape lighting while allowing precise aiming of high-fidelity sound for maximum coverage.

Systems Design & Integration, Inc. provides unmatched service and expertise in the audio video industry. Systems Design & Integration, Inc. 5 ​​ 230 Washington Street Suite #4 West Roxbury, MA 02132 617-391-8919

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Trent Lloyd Design


rent Lloyd is from Alabama and Amy Fleischer is from Alaska. And when North met South they found they shared something in common—a passion for design that emotionally connects people to their own personal slice of nature. In her studies and travels, Trent learned firsthand the many ways nature and design combine to give people a sense of belonging.

Raised in Alaska’s rugged and dramatic beauty, Amy sees design as a kind of alchemy, where the bold and simple come together. Applying these sensibilities to landscape architecture, Trent and Amy merge the natural qualities of a place with innovation and artistry. They create distinctive landscapes that reflect something essential about you.


Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Trent Lloyd Design Wenham, MA 978.912.1869

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Wagner Hodgson


agner Hodgson is an award-winning professional landscape architecture and design studio founded in 1987 with offices in Burlington, Vermont, and Hudson, New York. Wagner Hodgson believes that landscapes are a special art form. Our design process seeks to express the inherent beauty of nature through the creation of modern sculptural landscapes that unite context, program, form, and materials. Wagner Hodgson encourages and fosters a collaborative design process

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amongst our team and clients. Our services include everything from initial site selection consultations, estate master plans, and site planning in conjunction with architects, to design development and bid document preparation, bidding assistance and construction observation for both existing and new home sites. The firm’s leadership—H. Keith Wagner, Jeffrey Hodgson, and Dale Schafer—have amassed a diverse portfolio of projects across New England, New York, and the Atlantic coastline.

A lakeside terrace crafted from local stone to match the house and skillfully nestled into the hillside. A custom inset bar shelf provides function and visual interest.

We help clients create unique, memorable, and lasting outdoor spaces.

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Complex Simplicity

Harmonies of shape, color, texture, and materials make even low-key spaces sing.

Fashion and functionality meet in a repurposed school building. See “Urban Renewal,” page 110.

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A Flood of Opportunities

An unfortunate event gives a family the chance to take their home to a new level of comfort and style.

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Splashes of yellow burst against the pale gray and white of the family room. A custom Stark rug with a geometric pattern ties everything together nicely. FACING PAGE: The entry is a study in black and white contrasts. The wool stair runner looks like sisal but is easier to clean.

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First, there’s remodeling. And then, sometimes, there’s re-remodeling.

Just three years after Erin Gates helped a family turn a former spec house into a home all their own, disaster struck. Returning from a winter vacation in 2016, the homeowners arrived to find a pipe had burst in an upstairs bathroom. The leak sent water cascading down the hall and into the walls, soaking 80 percent of the home they had worked to make their own. “It was awful, a horrible experience,” says the wife. “We had to move out for ten months, and start over almost from scratch.”

The couple were only the second owners of the home, which was built in 2009. It was a traditional, center-entrance colonial of about 8,600 square feet, planted in a neighborhood of young families—a wonderful place to raise their three children. The wife had followed Gates’s fashion and design blog,, and called the Newton, Massachusetts-based designer within months of moving in to ask her help in personalizing the yetunadorned house. “We worked on the house from top to bottom, except for one or two rooms,” Gates recalls. The kitchen, they decided at the time, was serviceable enough to be placed on the “do it later” list. So were the living room and the lower level. Then the flood came, sweeping “later” into “now.” The water had spared some of the main-floor spaces, such as the dining room and most of the fam-

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ily room, but much of Gates’s work on the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms would need to be redone. She met with restoration contractors Old Grove Partners to determine what would be salvaged, and what would be rebuilt. And they discovered that the new remodel presented a tantalizing opportunity to recreate things the way the couple would have designed them from the start. In rooms that needed minor repairs, paint colors and furnishings would be pushed closer to perfection. “They wanted to elevate it just a tiny bit more than they originally had,” Gates explains.

LEFT: Neutral tones and simple, comfortable furnishings make the living room a favorite place to unwind. BELOW: Designer Erin Gates updated the room by swapping out the wood fireplace mantel for a surround of marble and limestone and adding twin built-in bookcases.

PROJECT TEAM Interior design: Erin Gates, Erin Gates Design Basement architecture: Kalah Talancy and Kevin ten Brinke, KT2 Design Group Restoration contractor: Old Grove Partners

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Gates brought a new level of comfort to the dining room with luxurious velvet-upholstered host chairs that complement the existing dining set. A custom wood and lacquer buffet balances the traditional style of the dining room with some contemporary lines.

Erin Gates disputes the notion that kids and quality don’t mix. “You really don’t have to dumb down your decor because you have children,” she says. The kitchen’s traditional, cream-colored cabinetry hadn’t held much appeal for the homeowner, who chose now to replace it with white Shaker-style cabinets and a gray island topped with elegant statuary marble. She had fallen in love with the luxury stone after seeing it in a Brookline home. “It’s a

showstopper,” says Gates, who used the marble on the backsplash and perimeter countertops as well as the island. Other changes were subtle: new appliances were slotted into the same spaces as the old, and the window above the sink was widened. “We just did a better version of what was there,” Gates says.

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The remodel addressed other practicalities as well. A tiny shower was eliminated from a bathroom, making space for a pantry. In the nearby mudroom, storage cubbies were reconfigured into three wider ones. At the basement level, Kalah Talancy and Kevin ten Brinke of KT2 Design Group unified a cavern of

separate areas, creating an open recreation level with a gym and basketball court, a kitchenette, and a cozy den for escaping New England’s long winters. The new basement reigns as family-fun central, but that doesn’t mean that the younger generation is banished below decks. On the busy main floor, a March–April 2019 | New England Home  105

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library had failed to provide the quiet and privacy to function as the husband’s office. In Home 2.0, it became a playroom and homework space for the kids. Open shelving and built-in desks replaced cabinets, and somber woodwork was rejuvenated with a painted finish. “It really makes it feel much more youthful,” says Gates. Mythical animals dance through trees printed on the Robert Allen fabric

that masks corkboards above each work station, and prints by San Francisco artist Jorey Hurley animate the walls. As in other rooms, color is applied in measured doses against a neutral background. It’s a formula that draws attention around the room and maintains the illusion of orderliness. “There’s a crispness about it that’s nice,” Gates says. “The room looks clean even when it’s a mess.”

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A backsplash and countertops of statuary marble marry gray and white tones in the new kitchen; the breakfast area’s chairs, swamped in the flood, were restored and repainted. The library was turned into a playroom and homework center, with open shelving and a bright pin board above each desk. The basement was reconfigured to create a rec room and den for family fun.

Family Friendly— Really!

Erin Gates firmly believes that “children” and “style” are two words that go together nicely when it comes to home decor. Little ones don’t mean the family room has to look like a pre-K classroom, and baby-proofing doesn’t necessitate putting all the nice furniture and accessories in storage. Throughout Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life, due out on April 2, Gates offers her own work and that of other designers as proof that kids (and pets, too) can coexist with beauty. | $35, Atria Books,

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They discovered that the remodel presented a tantalizing opportunity to recreate things the way the couple would have designed them from the start. “They wanted to elevate it just a tiny bit more,” says Gates. Balancing the comfort of kids and their parents is something of a specialty for Gates, who shares her tips for keeping everyone happy in her soon-tobe-released second book, Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life. She does so by making frequent use of outdoor fabrics, wool, and other durable materials, while also encouraging clients to resist the urge to settle for substandard furnishings on the assumption that kids and quality don’t mix. “There are so many wonderful options out there. You really don’t have to dumb down your decor because you have children,” she says.

Gates also points out in her book—and in practice—that parents need dedicated spaces as much as their children do. The Wellesley house has two such refuges: the master bedroom, with its sheltering four-poster designed by Gates for Kristin Drohan, and the casually curated living room. Following the flood, Gates turned up the living room’s tranquility by replacing a wooden fireplace mantel with a simpler frame of marble and limestone that is flanked by room-balancing built-ins. On the floor, she layered a soft Moroccan rug over a slightly larger wool sisal—a move that employs two of the designer’s favorite tricks. “It looks more interesting when it’s layered, and it’s a way to add an expensive piece in a smaller scale,” she explains. Comfortable seating and an unpretentious cocktail table make the room cozy and approachable. “After the kids are in bed, we’ll flip on the gas fireplace and settle in with a glass of wine. It’s kind of a little sanctuary,” the wife says. “It’s probably our favorite room in the house.” A house that, owing to that unforeseen event, fits this family even better than it did before. As the homeowner puts it, “It became what I wanted it to be.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 226.

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LEFT: Soft greens and neutrals keep the master bedroom feeling serene. RIGHT: Broad stripes on the ceiling give the nursery a look that’s cute but not cloying. BELOW: Red accents pop against the pale blue background in a boy’s bedroom.

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Rather than a massive rug that would hide the newly stained floors in the main living area, interior designer Dennis Duffy and his project captain, Michael Forman, went custom: “We designed the rug’s pattern and had a fabricator cut it,” Duffy explains. A printed velvet ottoman serves as a seat or a cocktail table when entertaining.

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that art and science involve different sides of the brain has been debunked. Both disciplines include keen observation, creative thinking, and problem solving. In fact, so intertwined are the two, many of today’s medical schools require students to sign up for art classes.

The light-blocking wall separating the office from the relocated dining room has been shrunk to half its size. FACING PAGE: A glass-topped table resting on a stone ball lends a sculptural note to the conversation area, while a fur pillow adds texture on the sofa. The paintings—Falling for You—are by Karine Léger through Boston’s Lanoue Gallery.

Of course, none of this is news to Boston-based designer Dennis Duffy. He was a science-oriented student who contemplated a career in medicine until the design bug hit. Happily for his scores of clients, Duffy’s skills allow him to study projects in myriad ways, zeroing in on details and functionality along with looks. Take this home, for example. With their children grown and off to college, the owners had sold their art deco–style house

Interior design: Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group Builder: Mark Garufi, Cypress

in the suburbs and purchased a condo in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown. An urban life had long been their dream, and when they came upon this unit, they looked no further. Located on the fifth and sixth floors of what was originally a nineteenth-century schoolhouse perched on the crest of a hill, the penthouse condo had views that were drop-dead gorgeous. True, the place was dated, with an awkward kitchen and tired baths, but all this March–April 2019 | New England Home  113

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ur old house was crazy with colors and traditional. We wanted something serene and neutral,” says the wife. could be remedied, and the time had come for a change of direction. “Our old house was crazy with colors and traditional. We wanted something serene and neutral,” says the wife. She and her husband did their homework, poring over designers’ portfolios. In the end, Duffy had the one that captured them both. But where to begin? The couple decided to stay put through the renovation, which meant builder Mark Garufi had to keep operational at least one of the

three baths that were being overhauled. And if nothing else, the pair wanted to be able to brew a morning pot of coffee. “We tried to do it in stages,” Garufi explains. “Customer service is important, and these owners were great to work with.” Still, the husband says with a chuckle, “At one point, I slept in a closet.” “And I traveled a lot,” adds his wife. Months later, however, when the construction dust finally cleared, everyone agreed it had all been worth it.

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Rather than leave the somewhat cramped kitchen in its old spot, Duffy pushed it—along with a fresh plethora of wood-veneer cabinets—into the center of the main living area, anchoring the quartz-clad island to an existing pillar. The dining room hopped into the kitchen’s old locale, and a full-height wall that had once housed the fridge became a half-wall. This last move allowed light to flow in from the adjacent office. For bonus storage, Duffy also designed a buffet flanked with similar cabinets for the dining area. The wood veneer lining the recessed niche above the buffet is patterned to lend the sleek built-in extra character and depth. The owners use the spot to show off an engaging painting by

Diana McKee (an old friend of the wife’s). It’s such a welcoming setting, guests seated at the walnut table on the vintage brass-finished chairs are inclined to linger over dessert. After dinner, however, there is the glow of a fireplace with a new marble surround to enjoy. Lovely at night, the living area is equally inviting by day, when floorto-ceiling doors serve up a panorama of the city. During the balmy months, the vistas beckon everyone outside to the balcony. But no matter the weather, the living area is airy and sophisticated— everything the owners envisioned. To do it justice, they said goodbye to their old furniture and hello to modern, posh pieces like a pair of copper-hued,

LEFT: At the table’s head, Plumb 12 (Leaves of Grass), by Henry Mandell, complements the dining area’s sophisticated tone. Intriguing accessories, like the trio of knot sculptures on the buffet, spark conversation. ABOVE: “One of our goals was to provide plenty of storage,” says Duffy of the new kitchen, which has gone thoroughly modern with Leucos pendants and quartz counters.

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he guest room, not to be left out, gained a reading nook. “It’s a hanging-out space, and it’s also another place to sleep,” says Dennis Duffy.

crushed-velvet armchairs and a sectional big enough for a crowd—all customdesigned by Duffy. An Angela Adams wool rug floating like an island on the newly stained oak floor anchors the conversation area. The cool glass-topped cocktail table, Duffy loves to point out, was one of those miraculous street finds. “The husband found it sitting in front of the building,” he says. “I couldn’t believe it.” The homeowners opted for pale walls, primarily in order to showcase their art. They had long wanted to start a serious collection, and now they had the ideal backdrop. So, in collaboration with Susan Lanoue of Boston’s Lanoue Gallery, Duffy helped them select a host of eye-riveting pieces including a trio of Karine Léger’s dream-like paintings and a print by South African artist Pamela Stretton. The last—centered above the fireplace—lends the tranquil main living area a note of visual richness. Art also finds its way to the second floor and into the reworked master bedroom, where once a staid Queen Anne spindle bed held court. Duffy designed a walnut-stained bed that incorporates two-drawer nightstands. A bronze mirror tops each nightstand. Photos by Jerry ­Uelsmann rest above the tufted headboard. And whisking away the last of yesterday’s vibes, a contemporary wool rug from Stark covers the floor. To enlarge the master bath and make space for a generous glass shower, Duffy borrowed footage from a guest bedroom. A floating vanity adds a sense of lightness, while tile-covered walls add a handsome durability. The guest room, not to be left out, gained a reading nook. Duffy ingeniously

transformed a quirky space (the result of the master bath’s growth spurt) with custom-made cushions in fun colors. An accent wall of wood-grain tile adds to the coziness as do a bounty of pillows and, always, a warm throw. “It’s a hanging-out space, but it’s also another place to sleep,” says the designer. Extra sleeping quarters are necessary, since friends and family are always eager to stay. So radical is the condo’s transformation, from dowdy to downright marvelous, that they want to absorb it all. The owners, though, aren’t surprised at the brilliant results. “With Duffy, the chemistry was right,” they say. Chemistry? That could well be another field of scientific study: the magic that happens when homeowners find the one designer who’s just right for them.

Air, a digital photo collage by Ysabel LeMay, contrasts perfectly with the office’s midcentury desk. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:

The owners’ private sanctuary includes an ultra-suede upholstered bed. Graphic Romo fabrics give energy to the guest room’s reading nook. Duffy designed the master bath’s teak vanity with room to store towels and toiletries.

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Young at Heart A pleasing eclecticism in the furnishings and a bold sense of color infuse a classically designed suburban Boston home with youthful energy. |  Text by Bob Curley |  |  Photography by Michael J. Lee |

Reproduction loop dining chairs find spherical echoes in a cast-resin sphere chandelier and the Peter Dunham fabric on the head chairs. A weathered linen tea rose–hued wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries complements the vintage rug.

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LEFT: The home’s central hallway serves as a gallery for the owners’ collection of original artwork, as well as providing access to each of the first-floor rooms, with larger doors to public spaces and smaller openings to more private areas. BELOW: Thematic bronze sconces by Visual Comfort flank the living room’s formal fireplace; the art over the mantel is by interior designer Jill Goldberg.

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Henry P. Arnaudo, HPA Design Interior design: Jill Goldberg, Hudson Interior Designs Builder: Brendon Giblin, Brendon Homes

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hen a suburban Boston couple decided to tear down their existing home and build a replacement on the same site,

they chose a classic gambrel-roofed, Shingle-style design that fit seamlessly into the neighborhood, and filled the interior with classically New England architectural touches like coffered ceilings, decorative molding, and a centerpiece gallery with an arched ceiling. Then the owners, who have roots in sunny California, asked interior designer Jill Goldberg to wind the

clock forward again, filling the home with furnishings, lighting, and window and wall treatments that added a mix of contemporary and midcentury style and color. “They wanted a warm and welcoming home to live in with their young family,” says Goldberg, principal and owner of Boston’s Hudson Interior Designs. “The house is a very traditional build, but we took

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The bar room’s decor is built around the artwork on the wall, with a complementary color scheme, traditional moldings, and an oval captain’s window. A trio of brass elephants trumpet their presence behind the mirrored bar. A faux bois mirror in the powder room is the perfect partner to the Tropical Isle wallpaper from Schumacher.

that and had some fun with it.” Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, the house has a pair of prominent gambrels, one stepped back from the other, with a barrel-vaulted entry that adds a more contemporary touch. A modestly proportioned foyer opens onto an L-shaped stairway and leads to the central gallery, which runs parallel to the front of the house and provides access to all of the ground-floor rooms. “The owners didn’t want to have to walk through one room to get to the others, and also wanted a place to display their artwork,” explains architect Henry Arnaudo. “Gallery” is an apt description of the house as a whole, with the owners’ collection of original artwork featuring prominently in—and sometimes guiding the design of—nearly every room. “The artwork had a big part in the way the rooms were laid out and the finishing work was done,” says builder Brendon Giblin. March–April 2019 | New England Home  123

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Design and durability unite in the casual dining area where a Verellen table is paired with Eames molded plastic dowel-leg chairs. The light fixture above provides minimal distraction from the views of the backyard. FACING PAGE: The brass fittings of the custom range hood are matched by similar accents in the pendant lights. Backless counter stools slide in unobtrusively beneath the island overhang when not in use.


he design “had to be beautiful, but not ‘don’t touch this and that,’ ” says Jill Goldberg. Flat white paint with gloss trim in some spaces made for a clean and bright template for both art and interior design, with darker colors reserved for the den and office bookended at opposite sides of the house. Each room has a distinct feel: the formal moldings, oval window, glass-backed bar, and velvet swivel chairs in the blue-gray bar make the room downright clubby, while the kitchen has a hint of French country style with its subway tiles and custom

range hood of stainless steel and brass. Guided by clients who had a strong vision for their home—the gallery was on their “must-have” list, despite requiring some sacrifices of overall living space—the design evolved room by room and hand in hand with the finishing work. “The owners gave us a blank slate from the start, but also had specific ideas of what they wanted,” says Giblin. “The formalized gallery had a lot to do with the shape of the floor plan.”

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LEFT: A kaleidoscope sculpture by Boston-based artist Damien Hoar de Galvan adds a splash of color to a guest bedroom. BELOW: Framed banners enhance the masculine feel of the office, where a sofa tucks into a custom-built nook. FACING PAGE: An Empire tub, grounded by a herringbone tile floor, is the centerpiece of the master bathroom.

says Goldberg. Much of Goldberg’s design is relatively sedate: soft animal prints and brown and tan furnishings give the living room a hint of relaxed French Colonial glamor, for example, and modern, backless stools are intended to slide in unnoticed beneath the overhang of the kitchen island to avoid taking up visual space in the otherwise clean and bright area. But that just makes the occasional bold gesture, like a bright green lacquered bedframe in a bedroom and the lushly wallpapered powder room—the broad leaves of tropical plants paired with a faux bois mirror frame—jump out even more. “A small space like that allows you to make a statement without being overwhelmed by it,” Goldberg says. Wide pink and white stripes on a bedroom wall and Donghia Fireworks wallpaper in a Jack and Jill bathroom also liven up the kids’ rooms upstairs.

Yet Goldberg’s design subtly provides connection between spaces that might otherwise seem disjointed. Brass accents, for example, show up everywhere, from tub fixtures and table pedestals to the demilune consoles at opposite ends of the gallery and the pendant lights over the bar and kitchen island and in the breakfast nook. Even the decorative elephants spaced between the bottles on the bar shelves trumpet their brassy presence. Moving from a smaller home to a new house topping 7,000 square feet required some restraint on the part of both owners and designer to keep the finished product “clean and concise,” notes Goldberg. “We tried to avoid filling up all of the spaces,” she says. Smaller doors off the gallery—which has mirrors at each end to increase the sense of size of what is a relatively narrow internal corridor—lead to more private spaces like the office, with its built-in bookshelves and a comfy couch for reading breaks away from the campaign-style desk. Larger entries lead to the interconnected “public” parts of the house, including the living room, kitchen, and a light-filled breakfast nook that projects out of the main confines of the home to allow for extra ceiling height. The dining room exemplifies the owners’ desire for a home that is “easy living but fancy,” in Goldberg’s words. The Frances Elkins–inspired loop-back chairs may look heavy and formal, but they are covered in durable indoor-outdoor fabric to stand up to everyday use by the couple’s teenagers. “It had to be beautiful, but not ‘Don’t touch this and that,’ ” March–April 2019 | New England Home  127

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ABOVE: Work meets play in the upstairs office space, where a mismatched desk and chair are all business, while book breaks can be taken in the window seat. BELOW: A bold green bed stands in contrast to a bedroom’s sedate white walls. FACING PAGE: The younger daughter’s bedroom is viewed here from a shared bathroom clad in Fireworks wallpaper by Albert Hadley.

And of course, throughout the house, the collection of contemporary art provides welcome splashes of color. Although the home is a throwback design in many ways, modern building techniques ensured that plenty of light flows through the house in a way that might not have been possible with a renovation of a vintage structure. Local zoning laws governing the height and footprint of the home challenged Giblin and Arnaudo at times—the addition of the gallery meant sacrificing a walk-in pantry, for example—but clever use of features like the home’s twin gambrels and the addition of a clerestory increase the sense of space upstairs. Despite the limitations, “I’d say 99.9 percent of what we drew up was executed as intended,” says Arnaudo. “I love the personality in this house,” Goldberg says. “It’s casual and fun, but also elegant. It’s bigger than the old house, but when you walk in, it’s still a family home, and there’s warmth all around you.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 226.

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The sofa dominating one end of the living room throws an insouciant curve at the room’s rectilinear lines. Oak beams and trim were treated to a graygreen stain that makes the wood less imposing but allows the grain to show through. FACING PAGE: An oversize ottoman that faces the inglenook can be shared by the seating groups on either side.

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Surprising themselves, a young family winds up in the suburbs and happily discovers they’ve made the perfect choice.

Text by Fred Albert | Photography by Laura Moss | Produced by Kyle Hoepner

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Modern furnishings help leaven the living room’s formality, as in the pair of wing chairs rendered in acrylic. Windows look out onto the wisteria-covered arbor in back and are framed by a pair of built-in display cabinets that were brightened with new interior paint and the owners’ collection of French oyster plates.

couple decided to have children,

they figured it was time to trade their triplex condo for something a little more family-friendly. They set their sights on a modest apartment in the city, with

PROJECT TEAM Architectural designer: Thomas Henry Egan III, Evolve Residential Interior design: Josh Linder, Evolve Residential Builder: Joe Holland, Holland Construction Landscape design: Gregory Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design

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fewer stairs and a patch of grass out back for their kids to play on. ¶ After months of searching without success, the men agreed to see a home that they had admired online—but quickly dismissed. With more than 9,000

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square feet of living space and nearly an acre of land, the house in suburban Newton was the polar opposite of everything they’d been looking at. Naturally, it was love at first sight. “This place just felt like it had the potential to be a really great home for us,” says one of the owners, a stay-at-home dad. Although he and his husband, an Internet executive, were understandably daunted by the scope of the project they were about to undertake, there was no turning back: the couple’s surrogate was due to deliver their first child in six months. The pair wasted no time enlisting the services of architectural designer Thomas Henry Egan III and interior designer Josh Linder, partners in Boston’s Evolve Residential. The designers had collabo-

“THIS PLACE just felt like it had the potential to be a really great home for us,” says one of the owners, a stay-athome dad.

rated with the owners on two previous residences, developing a level of trust that stood them in good stead during this home’s abbreviated renovation and decoration. The couple wanted to update the 1908 house without obscuring the period charm that initially attracted them. But first, they had to address the home’s biggest shortcoming: an expansive 2002 addition that didn’t match the rest of the Shingle-style house and was only accessible through a narrow opening in the kitchen. “It was like two houses that had nothing to do with each other,” says Egan. The architectural designer opened up the wall between the family room and kitchen, creating a pair of passageways that enhanced the flow of traffic between

ABOVE: Chevron inlays animate a chest in the home’s entry vestibule. LEFT: Agate sconces illuminate the powder room under the stairs. FACING PAGE: Paint accentuates the dining room’s wood trim, while matching grasscloth minimizes contrast, so the room envelops you. Vintage Irish chairs anchor either end of the contemporary pedestal table.

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LEATHER handles on the cabinets give the kitchen the bespoke elegance of a gentleman’s dressing room.

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the rooms and made the two parts feel whole. The kitchen was then treated to an eye-soothing assemblage of slate-gray cabinets surrounding a snowy white island capped with matching quartz. In lieu of conventional pulls, the cabinets were fitted with supple leather handles, giving the room the bespoke elegance of a gentleman’s dressing room. “It allows a bit of softness, and it is a little playful,” notes Linder, who was assisted on the project by Joanna McNulty. While the house was blessed with an abundance of natural wood, the species changed from room to room, lending a sense of dissonance to the interiors. “The living room was oak, the dining room was mahogany, and the family room was cherry with maple floors,” notes Egan. “It sounds great, but when you got in it, it was just overwhelming. “So we did something that everyone told us you can’t do. We painted it.” The living room’s muscular beams and trim were treated with a soothing gray-green stain that softens the wood’s

appearance but allows the original grain to show through. Pale gray paint brightens the family room, while the dining room woodwork got a coat of dark charcoal and was paired with grasscloth in a similar hue, shrouding the room in a veil of dusky drama. Painting the wood was a scary move, the owner concedes. “It kind of freaked us out,” he says. “But I’m glad they made us do it. I think the neutral colors make everything more contemporary, but make it feel homey, too.” Abetting that perception are the furnishings: a largely modern mix that mitigates the home’s historicism, so it doesn’t feel as imposing, and introduces a levity

ABOVE: A circular rug from Surya echoes the shape of the family room in the addition. “It was important to the client that they have a great entertaining vibe in that space,” says designer Josh Linder. LEFT: Acrylic chairs circle the breakfast table in the kitchen. FACING PAGE: The kitchen’s mix of old and new cabinetry was united with leather pulls.

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The 9,200-square-foot home sits on nearly an acre landscaped by Gregory Lombardi with a collection of New England perennials and a garden gate that is original to the 1908 house. The gate’s X-motif is repeated throughout—even in the custom baby gates the owners ordered.

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that counteracts the cool color palette. The blend also helps bridge the original 1908 spaces with the more contemporary addition, so the two flow together better. Furnishings from the couple’s two prior homes fit easily into the Newton house, except in the living room, whose yawning proportions demanded a suitably Brobdingnagian sense of scale. A curvaceous twelve-foot sofa anchors one side of the room, while the other side finds a velvet sofa sidling up to a pair of contemporary wing chairs framed in transparent acrylic. “It’s a playful nod to what may have been in this room originally,” says Linder. A sisal rug—so large it took eight men to carry it inside—unites the two seating groups, which flank a colossal ottoman planted in front of the stoneencrusted fireplace. When the men bought the house, the architectural embellishments adorning the first floor were completely absent from the floor above. “The rooms were very plain,” recalls Egan. “They had no detail whatsoever. It almost made it feel like a hotel.” To rectify the situation, he whittled down the five bedrooms to three (the owners have since had a second daughter) and gave each a private bath and a cozy

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EACH BEDROOM has a private bath and a cozy sleeping niche. In the master suite, the niche has a wallcovering so lacy it makes you feel like you’re sleeping inside a doily.

sleeping niche. “We wanted each room to have its own personality,” says Linder, who covered the master bedroom’s niche with a wallcovering so lacy it makes you feel like you’re sleeping inside a doily. Confining those structural changes to the second floor proved challenging for contractor Joe Holland. “We were gutting the second floor and updating that, but we had to preserve a good portion of the first floor,” he explains. “That’s always difficult, because you don’t want to do any damage.” One thing that didn’t require much change was the garden, which was designed for the previous occupants by

landscape architect Gregory Lombardi. “There are lots of hydrangeas and peonies, and every New England perennial you can imagine,” says the homeowner. “Even in winter, with all the holly and pine trees, we cut stuff and bring it in.” In moving from the city to the suburbs, the couple traded weekends in Province­ town for play dates and plant sales. But when they see their little girls cavorting in their pink and lavender bedrooms or bounding past beds of billowing white hydrangeas, there’s no doubt they made the right decision.

ABOVE: The master bedroom includes a sitting area. FACING PAGE, TOP: To introduce architectural character into the bedrooms, each was given its own niche; the one in the master was embellished with lacy Weitzner wallpaper. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: A bedroom was converted into a master bath, complete with mosaic marble floors and medicine cabinets framed with trim that mimics the home’s window casings.

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ALL OF A PIECE A half-dozen New England landscapes celebrate the connection between the built and natural worlds.


Landscape Design TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH

Endless Horizon owners of this home on the North • The Shore of Massachusetts thought they knew what they wanted when they got together with ­Jeffrey Tucker. The back porch looked out over a steep lawn, dotted with pocket gardens, that sloped down to the water. They loved their view, and were afraid a

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CREDITS Landscape design: Jeffrey M. Tucker, Tucker Architecture and Landscape Landscape construction: R. P. Marzilli & Company Photography: Rosemary Fletcher

swimming pool would take attention away from it. A lap pool to the side of the house was what they had in mind. Tucker, who is both an architect and a landscape architect, saw things differently. Designed correctly, he thought, a swimming pool could create a link to the ocean, enhancing the sense of connection. “They fell in love with the idea,” he reports. Tucker used a series of retaining walls to create flat areas for

the infinity-edge pool with a built-in spa, a lounging area with a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen and dining space, and a grassy oval expanse for entertaining. A set of stone stairs cascades from the oval to the lawn, where new gardens integrate with the lower slope’s pocket gardens. Far from obstructing the view, the carefully devised plan now makes the ocean feel like an extension of the property. March–April 2019 | New England Home  143

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Landscape Design

Mowing a lawn was not how the •owners of this stately Cambridge,

Massachusetts, home wanted to spend their free time. Not that they mind hard work; the wife, after all, requested a sizable vegetable garden. But all that grass obscured their vision of ample space for entertaining, gardens both pretty and productive, and a backdrop for some favorite sculptural pieces. After tearing

A Bold Move

out the existing landscape, grass and all, designer Andrea Nilsen Morse enhanced the front façade’s grandeur by laying a broad stone walkway bordered by a custom-fabricated iron fence. Plantings are laid out in a formal arrangement befitting the house and neighborhood. In back, a variety of materials delineate the spaces. Pavers form a walking path around a circular garden, bluestone

grounds the lounging areas, and gravel paths surround planting beds. A low wall of irregular granite blocks adds extra texture and a touch of informality. Raised beds yield a bounty of vegetables, many of which are preserved for winter enjoyment. And Nilsen Morse even set aside space for the owners’ oversize chess pieces, which stand on a to-scale “board” of limestone and bluestone.

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CREDITS Landscape design: Andrea Nilsen Morse, Nilsen Landscape Design Landscape installation: David Guldi, Dragonfly Irrigation and Garden Services Photography: Rosemary Fletcher

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Landscape Design

Family Matters A complete renovation was in •order for the yard surrounding this

Brookline, Massachusetts, home. With its outdated perennial gardens and overgrown backyard, says landscape architect Michael D’Angelo, “The site was really more suited to older people.” His clients, however, were a young couple with two children. The grownups wanted a spot to relax, the kids wanted grass to play on, and everyone wanted a patio for grilling and dining. D’Angelo reworked an existing terrace off the kitchen to create a generous patio for cooking and eating alfresco. The grill counter and patio fencing (as well as fencing to disguise the air conditioning unit and the stairs to the basement) are crafted of horizontal slats of gray-stained Western red cedar, adding a contemporary counterpoint to the Federal Revival

house. New and old blend nicely; an old brick wall, for example, now planted with climbing hydrangea, sets a pretty scene for a contemporary fountain made of a solid block of bluestone with a stainless steel runnel. The understated plantings include masses of shade-tolerant perennials, groundcovers, and boxwoods. A stand of birch trees was introduced behind a seating area to offer both privacy and, come evening, a dramatic backdrop for up-lighting. CREDITS Landscape design: Michael D’Angelo, Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture Landscape contractor: Michael S. Coffin Landscape Construction Photography: Liam McInerney

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Landscape Design

Making the Complex Look Simple

Papich has a deep famil•Sean iarity with this Cohasset, Mas-

sachusetts, property, having worked on various parts of it for close to a decade now. For the latest phase of the landscape renovation, he turned his attention to the backyard. A sweet-looking old barn,

built around 1899 and recently renovated by Tiryaki Architectural Design, stands in welcome, its double doors open to usher people through to a sitting area. A right turn leads to the swimming pool— an unpretentious rectangle that was anything but simple to execute, given the amount of ledge stone the property held. “We had to go in and dig and drill and hammer the ledge out,” Papich says. The landscape architect kept the look uncomplicated, with a bluestone surround for the pool. Cloud-like drifts of hydrangea and ornamental grasses that sway in the breeze look so pretty it goes unnoticed that they’re hard at work screening the pool from the driveway. Nearby, a quartet of Adirondack chairs surrounds a woodburning fire pit constructed of antique granite slabs in an echo to the old wheel runs that still show the way to the barn.

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CREDITS Landscape design: Sean Papich, Sean Papich Landscape Architecture Landscape contractor: Paragon Landscape Construction Barn architect: Tiryaki Architectural Design Photography: Sabrina Cole Quinn Photography

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Landscape Design

Meeting of the Minds

the pretty plants in the world •All won’t yield a successful landscape if

the surroundings and the house aren’t on the same page. “We don’t separate house and landscape,” says George Pellettieri. In the case of this New Hampshire house with stunning views of lake and mountains, Pellettieri worked with architect

Marcus Gleysteen to site the structure to make the most of the vistas and the arc of sunlight through the day and the seasons. The outdoor kitchen and dining area tucks under a cantilevered second story, keeping it out of the path of prevailing winds but offering views from three sides. A sitting area’s cut granite base is laid out with an irregular edge, creating horizontal lines that echo the contemporary style of the house and draw the eye out into the landscape and the views. On the side of the house, tiered terraces and steps soften the dramatic grade and, once again, pull the eye toward the lakefront. Pellettieri protected many existing trees—including a white birch near the front door—supplementing them with ferns, grasses, and blooming shrubbery.

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CREDITS Landscape design and installation: Pellettieri Associates House architect: Marcus Gleysteen Architects House builder: C.W. Ostrom Builders Photography: Jeff Sinon

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Landscape Design

Little Big Lawn

There’s so much fun to be had in this backyard, it feels much more expansive than it really is. “It was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle,” says landscape designer Robin Kramer, who was charged with fitting a swimming pool, several sitting areas, a fire pit, space for cooking and dining, and a swath of lawn for the children to play on, all on the smallish lot that surrounds a Greenwich, Connecticut, home. Her tricks of the eye include layering the spaces by delineating them with hedges of different heights and using a variety of materials and textures. To soften the stone in

the cooking, dining, and lounging areas, Kramer installed ipe wood for the pool decking. To make the swimming pool seem larger, she anchored one end with a tall wall. “It’s kind of a trick of perspective and space,” she says. “We were super bold with our proportions, in contrast to what you might expect.” A limited palette of perennials supplements the hedges, and a collection of streamlined contemporary furniture keeps things feeling uncluttered and serene. RESOURCES: For information about the professionals, see page


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CREDITS Landscape design: Robin Kramer, Robin Kramer Garden Design Landscape contractor: Roberto Fernandez Landscaping Photography: Salvatore Corso

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Exceptional craftmanship since 1978 Greater Boston—Cape & Islands 978.635.9700

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Catamount Builders “The condo was transformed from an outdated, choppy, 1970s living space into a warm, welcoming, modern home flooded with natural light. ” —Steve Deering

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The Challenge: The condominium was extremely outdated, with only one bathroom, one bedroom, and the kitchen on the upper level. The space, in general, was very cramped. What made this project both challenging and exciting was the level of creativity needed to modify and optimize the use of the existing footprint. The Starting Point: Boston, known for its rich and diverse history, is a great place for anyone who loves the hustle and bustle of urban life, due its accessibility to all the city has to offer. The client made the decision to move to the South End, one of Boston’s most desirable areas. The dilemma, however, was that the condo she purchased had not been updated since the 1970s. The Goal: Our goal was to maximize use of the existing space and to improve the flow of the home, in order to provide a more open and welcoming floor plan. With the client’s needs in mind, plans were put in place to reconfigure the condominium such that it was comfortable for her and a welcoming environment for her guests.

Catamount Builders 472-A West Broadway Boston, MA 02127 617-315-7430

The Summary: By moving the kitchen to the lower level, we created ample space for an additional bedroom and bathroom, providing a full guest suite. Opening up the walls on the lower level allowed for more natural light, as well as creating an open-flow floor plan. The condo was transformed from an outdated, choppy, 1970s living space into a warm, welcoming, modern home flooded with natural light.



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Catherine Truman Architects


The Challenge This old farmhouse had undergone many modifications, most recently in the 1960s when a large but oddly shaped family room had been created by combining several smaller rooms. The space felt very cramped due to the low ceiling so common in very old buildings. A narrow, steep, and winding back stair occupied a part of the space, which landed on the second floor in a large hallway that also had a low ceiling, little natural light, and was mostly wasted circulation space. CATHERINE TRUMAN

Catherine Truman Architects 29 Warren Street Cambridge, MA 02141 857-285-2500

The Goal We wanted to create a lighter, brighter living space, and improve the stair and circulation. We also wanted to reveal some of the beautiful original building materials, including antique timbers in the roof structure. The Solution We removed the second-floor landing, rebuilt the stair, and created a grand, light-filled double-height living space. An awkwardly located column was moved to allow a better furniture layout and improve the flow. Historic paneling was replicated in the new space; the gorgeous antique floors were carefully cleaned and restored.

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Meyer & Meyer , Inc. “Reflecting a period when stately mansions graced the waterfront, modern-day craftsmen touched every design detail of the architecture and landscape.” —John I. Meyer, Jr. AIA, LEED AP

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The Starting Point Originally built in the early 1900s, the house, with its lakefront setting, offered exceptional possibilities, but it needed to be expanded to suit the homeowners’ current lifestyle and serve as their weekend retreat. Two neighboring parcels were acquired, and Meyer & Meyer, Inc. collaborated with Pressley Associates, Inc. to achieve a lakeside manor that feels like a Newport estate. The Challenge The design challenge was that the front and the back of the house needed to be perceived equally, but differently. The front, or street side, is quiet and discreetly tucked into the neighborhood. The lakeside, back view is extraordinarily prominent, especially from across the lake. All levels offer spectacular water views. The Elements Few houses demonstrate the skill of modern-day craftsmen with such charm and grace. Quality materials, such as limestone, carved timbers, copper, and slate, combined with stone foundations and triple-pane windows, provide the new owners with worry-free maintenance. The property boasts formal English gardens, complete with an underground tunnel leading to a wine grotto. The Summary The magnitude of this project was unique, and the home was featured in Architectural Digest and on the cover of Period Homes. Meyer & Meyer, Inc. enthusiastically brings its creative talents to projects of all sizes and scopes, from the simple to the grand. Meyer & Meyer, Inc. 396 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-266-0555



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Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC “If I have done my job correctly, I am like a ghost who visits in the night— leaving no trace and most successful when no one sees my hand.” —Patrick Ahearn

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The Starting Point Built in 1930, the existing home sat very low to the ground; however the property’s steep slope from the street to the water allowed for three levels of living space at the rear. What appears to be the first floor from the streetscape is actually the second floor as the primary living spaces are on the lowest level. The Goal Surrounded by antique captain’s houses, the homeowners desired a statelier Greek Revival house as well as a carriage house, boathouse, and pool. Inside, the goal was to reorganize the house so the front door opens to the primary living spaces creating a proper first floor with bedrooms on the second/third floors and walk-out entertaining spaces on the lower level. The Challenges The home’s location, in a historic district next to a 350-year-old pagoda tree, required approval from both the Historic District Commission and Conservation Commission. In addition to protecting the roots of the historic landmark, zoning dictated that the home cannot exceed an average mean grade of 32 feet which required complicated cross-sectional calculations to achieve the homeowners’ programmatic goals on a confined lot.

Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 160 Commonwealth Ave., Ste. L3 Boston, MA 02116 617-266-1710

The Summary We raised the volume of the house to create what appears to be a two-and-a-half-story house from the streetscape, but we lowered the land slightly to maintain the maximum average mean grade. As a result, we were able to create a home that displays the proper imagery of a captain’s house and attendant carriage house based on the context and location of the property on one of Edgartown’s most prestigious streets.


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The Challenge Originally built in 1880, this exquisite townhouse was purchased in 2003 as three separate condominiums, which the owners set about converting into a stunning single-family dwelling. The first challenge we were tasked with was to figure out a way to access the main roof deck without having to crawl through the small hatch window, so that we could build the ultimate topfloor lounge. The Turning Point We discovered that the most effective solution to gaining access to the roof deck was to connect it to the patio off the top floor by building an external staircase. The Summary After extensive demolition, we began to outfit the interior with a host of luxurious amenities, including a two-story wood-paneled library, an elevator, seven working fireplaces, five bedrooms, and an elegant dining room with custom stained glass. The result is a successful combination of twenty-firstcentury comfort and nineteenth-century grandeur.

Payne | Bouchier Fine Builders 173 Norfolk Avenue
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Snow & Jones “It’s hard to rival the feeling of finally getting the master bath you’ve dreamed of for years” —Danielle Jones, Snow and Jones, Inc.

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The Backstory This Hingham, Massachusetts, home underwent a major transformation both inside and out. The previous home had only two existing bedrooms with one shared bath. An outdated kitchen was small and no longer functioned well for the couple. The detached garage also lacked the space needed, and the home’s windows and layout didn’t take full advantage of the picturesque water views. The client was ready for major upgrades across the board. The Must-Haves The resulting whole-house renovation touched almost every corner of the home and added on approximately 1,500 square feet of living space. The new addition included a two-car attached garage, relocated and enlarged kitchen and dining spaces and a proper master suite that the client had envisioned for years.

Thorson Restoration & Construction 508-279-0656

Snow & Jones 85 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA 02061-1605 781-878-3312

The Elements Thorson Restoration collaborated with Snow & Jones to select fixtures for the entire, home including the much-awaited master suite, where the client opted for a serene, monochromatic look that evoked a sense of calm and would facilitate some serious relaxation. Kohler’s Margaux Suite creates a cohesive aesthetic for the double vanity faucets and tiled shower fixtures, and the Ionian freestanding tub by Victoria and Albert and Chevoit tub filler add the contemporary, uncluttered feel the client was hoping for in a space designed for cleansing the body and clearing the mind.

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Sudbury Design Group “The combination of geometric paving, fire bowls, landscape lighting, outdoor speakers, and colorful plantings makes this an ultimate backyard paradise.” —Michael Coutu

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The Challenge To design and construct a swimming pool amidst an existing landscape that conformed to local zoning and storm water regulations, while providing the client with the ultimate family gathering and entertaining space that also facilitated daily exercise. The Must Haves • Pool with adequate length for lap swimming • Spa • Fire element in landscape • Ample flexible and casual seating

Sudbury Design Group 740 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776 749 Main Street, Unit F Osterville, MA 02655

The Summary While protecting the natural surrounding buffer, this pool was initially designed to allow for lap swimming without looking like an oversized swimming pool. The final design delivered this look as well as incorporating a spa, large entrance staircase, spacious area for water games, and poolside areas for lounging and conversation. The outline of the pool is accentuated by offset stone walls that provide additional seating for larger gatherings. The combination of geometric paving, fire bowls, landscape lighting, outdoor speakers, and colorful plantings makes this an ultimate backyard paradise.



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Vani Sayeed Studios 172  New England Home | March-April 2019

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The Starting Point A young family moved from a city apartment to a larger home in the suburbs to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, a home that would meet their lifestyle— where the whole family and their friends could make memories for years to come. They invested in a classic New England colonial-style home that was in dire need of updating. The Challenge The challenge was to preserve the fine architectural detailing of the residence while meeting the needs and aesthetics of a young and active family. The Essentials We designed the interiors of the home to reflect the personal style of the clients, who have a penchant for the old and the new—a transitional design sensibility. We utilized their burgeoning collection of antique dinnerware as a jumping off point for the overall design vision and color inspiration. The Summary This project was a collaboration between client and designer based on a mutual love of beautiful old homes and architecture with character. Vani Sayeed Studios had the privilege of working with this family to create a living space that reflects their multilayered, transitional style.

Vani Sayeed Studios 1121 Washington Street #2 Newton MA 02465 617-618-9543


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The Goal This Belmont project aimed to create outdoor entertaining areas, make space for children to play, and provide dense screening for a sense of privacy in a busy neighborhood. Establishing a strong connection from inside the house to the outdoors was important to the client. The Challenge The spectacular view of the Boston skyline presented a unique challenge for our designers: how to retain the home’s most prized feature while creating a retreat from adjacent homes and roads. The Solution We designed a series of beautiful perennial gardens with a border of hemlock, spruce, and arborvitae enclosing the property on three sides. A clipped yew hedge completes the perimeter, providing just the right amount of screening without obstructing the skyline panorama. Mature trees were added to create an instant canopy. A mix of brick walls and natural hedges draw the visitor from one “room” to the next. The result is a lush oasis where the owners can decompress, entertain, play, or simply take in the amazing views.


a Blade of Grass a Blade of Grass, LLC 9 Old County Road Sudbury, MA 01776 508-358-4500


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The Goal The client, a chef-caliber cook, wanted a kitchen with elbow room that would enable her to marry her passion for preparing food with her appreciation of the horticulture just beyond the glass of her 1820s farmhouse—the vegetable and herb beds, her cutting gardens, the historic meadows. The Challenge The room, originally added on as three-quarters of an octagon, occupied a structural corner of the home. Thus, it had a thick structural post dropping down from ceiling to floor in the middle of the space, which cut the room off. To remove the post and raise the ceiling height, we had to install a structural steel beam as well as new columns and footings. We also bumped out the room to create a full octagon, adding more glazing and replacing the old glazing with European-engineered windows that use thinner framing for more of an unobstructed view. The complete octagon is enhanced by radiating shiplap that covers the new ceiling. The Result The homeowner now has a kitchen tailored not only to her needs but also to her sense of place. She can see and feel fulfilled by the nature that affords her the bounty with which she cooks—while she preps and entertains.



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The Summary This small ocean cottage needed additional living space as well as a more welcoming entry and improved water views from every room. We accomplished this by adding a new second-floor master suite with a deck acting as a covered entry. Additionally, we created an addition off the back to create an open interior concept. The Must-Haves Must-Haves included beautiful curb appeal with gardens that bloom all season, additional light sources and water views, and an amazing kitchen. With nine Sub-Zero|Wolf appliances in the kitchen and bar, custom cabinetry throughout, five hidden TVs, and a master suite with spectacular scenery, we were able to accomplish these essentials. The Elements This project is about layers of texture and a strong relationship between surfaces. Wood ceilings dance gracefully with grey barn-board accent walls, blending beautifully with the custom white and bleached oak cabinetry and quartz countertops. The outside received a new chimney with cobblestone and a cupola.

Amy Dutton Home Amy Dutton Home 9 Walker St. Kittery, ME 03904 207-703-0696


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The Goal Take full advantage of the waterfront location and serve as a year-round gathering space for friends and family. The Challenge The house location on a steep lot made access difficult during winter months. A dark, cramped, and outdated house did not serve the needs of the owners. Furthermore, shoreline protection regulations required any new construction to be constrained to the existing footprint. The Solutions We improved access by removing the existing house and designing and building a vertically-oriented home. The main floor living area and master suite were raised a level to create views of the lake and the surrounding Green Mountains. The lower level provides additional living space and direct access to the waterfront. Built to be timeless and sustainable, the home features a classic Douglas fir timber frame, custom woodworking, and ample glazing to celebrate the natural environment. The celluloseinsulated walls with energy efficient triple-pane windows use Passive House solar strategies for heat gain in the winter and shading in the summer. This prefab home increased its living space but greatly reduced its environmental footprint.



Bensonwood Bensonwood 6 Blackjack Crossing Walpole, NH 03608 603-756-3600 877-203-3562


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The Backstory This beautiful Newport mansion built in 1875 has a storied past. Visitors have included President John F. Kennedy, who actually swam in the oceanfront pool. The current owner wanted to restore the outdoor living area to its original grandeur, but the elegant terrazzo pool deck looked dirty and faded no matter how often it was cleaned. The Challenge We needed to clean and remove years of weathering plus all of the chemical buildup from past attempts to restore. We then had to find a coating that would not only protect the terrazzo but also make it easier to maintain. The project was started in the middle of June, and the owners wanted it done before a planned 4th of July party. The Solution After considerable testing, the correct coating was determined, but it could not be applied to a surface that was greater than 85 degrees, and we were facing a string of hot weather. Not a team to give up easily, we put a double crew to work starting at 5 a.m., before the tiles got too hot. After a week of steady work, we were able to finish the job in time for the client’s party—to their complete delight.


Boston Stone Restoration Boston Stone Restoration 265 Franklin St. Suite 1702 Boston, MA 02110 781-793-0700


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The Goal To give an ordinary house a modern update and an open floor plan that flows to a variety of outdoor living spaces.


The Challenge Fit four en suite bedrooms, a home theater, a wine cellar with lounge, and an office into a 1,500-squarefoot footprint. The Solutions Finishing the basement created three levels of living space, allowing all the programmatic desires of the client to be met. An open stairwell with a floating reclaimed wood, glass, and metal staircase connects the three levels and contributes to the feel of openness in the second story living/dining/kitchen area. A number of porches and decks extend the living space to the outdoors from both private and public spaces, an important amenity in this Nantucket summer home. Please see more project photos on our website.


Chip Webster Architecture Chip Webster Architecture 9 Amelia Drive Nantucket, MA 02554 508-228-3600


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The Goal The project had a clear direction: match the home to the location. A perfect setting on a dead-end street in Concord, Massachusetts, warranted the right combination of elegance and functionality. Thirty percent of the house, including the kitchen, was already up to date, but the rest needed a full gut and an additional second-floor of living space. The Challenge The home was a single-story ranch with a couple of previous additions/renovations, including a beautiful kitchen in the middle of the house. The kitchen and a couple of other rooms needed to be preserved throughout a process that included ripping off the entire roof in the middle of a rainy spring. The Solution Concept Building executed the work at a high level while protecting the existing finishes. Massive tarps and hockey rink liners created a tent to work under in the inclement weather. Ultimately, the kitchen was preserved without any excitement, and the home turned out beautifully!



Concept Building Concept Building 31 Green St. Waltham, MA 02451 781-703-5970

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The Goal This seaside home, built with a Victorian-era cottage vibe, was much loved by its owners. Through generations of additions and renovations, however, the original architectural details and clarity of the spaces had been lost. Our goal for the project was to edit the plan, upgrade the finishes, and establish a stronger connection to the nearby water. The Challenge The greatest challenge we faced was maintaining that light, happy, feel while bringing finishes and systems up to current standards. We also faced the question of how to maximize the amazing potential of the water views while not overwhelming the house’s character with extensive sheets of glass. The Solutions To find that balance, we strove to keep the best of the existing details and revise, rather than rethink, the existing shapes of the building. To increase views, we replaced the three-season porch with a sitting/dining room with 8’x10’ windows that retract into the floor. With the windows open, these interior rooms are fully open to the views and sea breeze.


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Curl Simitis Curl Simitis architecture + design Eastman Building 533 Main Street, #6 Melrose, MA 02176 781-620-2736


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The Challenge Downsizing to almost half the size of the client’s previous apartment, the goal was to draw attention to the natural light in the space, provide a complete overhaul to the kitchen and bathrooms, while designing efficient storage solutions integrated seamlessly into the rooms. The bay window area needed to fit a table that could seat six people when entertaining and two people on a daily basis, while the largest wall in the home had to provide essential storage options and hold a mounted TV, without overpowering the interior. The Solutions The living room wall unit was custom built to give an architectural element to an otherwise bland interior. We installed lighting in the glass shelf openings, incorporated door inlays with moldings to give a Palm Beach vibe, and painted the unit the same color as the kitchen cabinetry for a seamless aesthetic. We also custom built a table to fit the angles of the bay window area that enables two to six people to sit comfortably. The entire apartment is fresh and bright and functions like a much larger interior, thanks to the creative storage solutions and streamlined finishes and decor.



East Coast Design Inc. East Coast Design Inc. 34 Atlantic Avenue Marblehead, MA 01945 781-990-5150 DIANA JAMES

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The Goal Our client in Newton, Massachusetts, was looking to design an open-concept kitchen/dining room that allowed for entertaining and gathering with friends and family. The Challenge The home had a cramped kitchen with insufficient prep and storage space, a cluttered dining room, and a bathroom and pantry that encroached on the kitchen, limiting the opportunities for an open floor plan and expansion. The Solution We transformed this space into a hosting haven by completely opening it up and relocating the intruding half-bath and pantry. The polished space delivers monochromatic, modern appeal, allowing the main feature of the room to be showcased: a live-edge island made of walnut that functions as a prep counter and a topic of conversation. The ample storage now extends the length and height of the entire kitchen and adds an interesting artistic element of angles along the interior wall. Finishing off this space is a built-in desk, display shelving, and a beautiful dining area. PHOTO CREDIT: NAT REA

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Feinmann, Inc. Feinmann, Inc 27 Muzzey Street Lexington, MA 02421 781-860-9800


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The Goal The goal was the complete renovation of an outdated downtown Boston condo, improving the style and functionality while creating better usage of the large space and amazing waterfront views. The Challenge The homeowner wanted to see the harbor from any spot in the condo, but the chopped-up spaces and partitions blocked the views. Also, along with the completely outdated kitchen and bathrooms, the condo felt dark in spite of the large windows. The Solution We removed all the interior partition walls to open up the space and create harbor views from every room. A glass-walled study doubles as a guest bedroom when privacy curtains are closed. To lighten the space, we painted the ceilings and walls white while leaving wood beams and accents exposed for warmth. We moved the staircase and added a fireplace and TV wall that became the focal point. A teak fireplace surround that matches the new flooring helps pull together the design. A modern updated kitchen and renovated bathrooms completed the project.



Hampden Design + Construction Hampden Design+Construction PO Box 180 Newton, MA 02468 617-969-1112


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The Goal Our intention was to completely revitalize this historic Victorian-era home by providing gorgeous and functional updates to the main living spaces and kitchen, while preserving some of the original character that made this home unique. The Challenge The kitchen was petite, closed off to the surrounding rooms, and required major updates. Our plan was to open and enlarge it without entirely disrupting the first floor. We were able to capture the space of an existing small porch for use as the new kitchen and add a mudroom off the side, while opening up the kitchen to the adjoining family room. The Elements A black and brass LaCornue range is the kitchen’s focal point. Elements of black are incorporated in the light fixtures and perimeter countertops, then softened with pale gray cabinets and a honed Carrara marble island top. We introduced warmth with aged brass hardware and a solid walnut island in a natural finish. The result is super polished, approachable, and maintains its vintage charm.


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Healy Interiors, LLC. Healy Interiors, LLC. 23 S Cedar Park Melrose, MA 02176 401-954-7058


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The Backstory I first met with this client over four years ago. I got a full tour of their home, including their bedroom, which they said was a low priority (I disagreed!). We tackled their family room, then a new pool house. Finally, last year, we got the chance to re-do the master bedroom. The Must-Haves Our mandates were: remove all existing furnishings and lighting, optimize the furniture layout, and create a light and peaceful space with interest and dynamism. The Elements We proposed a controversial idea—placing the bed in front of the large window. This created symmetry and a dramatic focal point. We designed a custom upholstered bed with a lower headboard and added draperies in a painterly abstract print. The walls were wrapped in a strie wallpaper, and metallic, textural, and colorful accents were incorporated. The result is a bedroom that is bold, yet serene— and makes the clients smile each time they enter the room (and glad they made it a priority!).

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Kelly Rogers Interiors Kelly Rogers Interiors 9 Crofton Road Waban, MA 02468 617-965-0565

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The Goal The goal was to renovate this dated kitchen and infuse it with a modern sensibility. The homeowner wanted an eat-in kitchen that can satisfy a kosher requirement, and they hoped to bring in as much outdoor light as possible without sacrificing too much storage. The Challenges The existing space wasn’t suitable to satisfy the new requirements. There wasn’t enough width to allow for an island that can accommodate both food prep and dining. A kosher kitchen also requires a redundancy of functional elements, so this, too, required a larger space. The Summary We acquired the additional space from an adjacent room to meet these needs. We opened up the back wall to the adjacent natural reserve to bring both color and light into the space. We added windows flanking the cooktop to open up a wall that is usually closed off. Now that we had a larger space, the ceiling was quite expansive. We created a layered soffit and a mahogany wood infill in the center to help tone down the size of the space and to bring some warmth.





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The Goal We wanted to create an environment that was not just a “nice,” comfortable space to enjoy, relax, and entertain, but an area of the house designed to support fun, inspiration, and multi-faceted living for the whole family. The Must-Haves Ultimate comfort, family connection, and lots of multi-generational entertainment. That translated to great TV/sports viewing, lounge-worthy furniture, and grown-up features like a fun bar area, glamorous LED lighting, and both a huge seating area and an eating/gaming area. The Elements A hand-carved, wave-patterned limestone tile highlights the entry, while cool-toned walls and comfortable furnishings are grounded by the espresso-stained hardwood floors. Programmable, adjustable LED lighting illuminates the cove ceiling. The unique material and finish choices give the space a dynamic, fun, “I don’t ever want to leave” vibe.

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The Goal This project aimed at reconfiguring the existing kitchen, pantry, and eat-in sunroom to create an open concept plan with a better workflow. Updating the look and feel of the space while incorporating existing touches like the exposed brick was also important. The Challenge While the bones of this Jamaica Plain home were good, the existing configuration of the kitchen was challenging. It lacked counter space, was dark and cramped, and the circulation was not ideal. When using the rear entry, visitors would walk directly into a countertop. Outdated finishes, appliances, and materials didn’t help the kitchen feel like the heart of the home either, which was important to the client. The Solution NEDC completely reconfigured the footprint of the kitchen, including appliance locations. The circulation was opened up between the kitchen and other living areas, and more storage was created. All new fixtures, finishes, and appliances were selected, but some existing touches were retained, like the exposed brick wall. A beautiful entertaining space was created!


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The Goal The kitchen in this stately home was nestled into the interior of the house with only one wall of windows allowing natural light into the space. The clients wanted a large, bright, and friendly space with modern amenities, better functionality, organization, and connectedness. The Challenge A cramped mudroom and side entry blocked light on one side of the room, while a pantry and closed-in butlers servery blocked it from the adjacent dining room. Exacerbating the issue were the dark finishes of the cabinetry and counters. As a concession to the spaces around it, the kitchen had been reduced to an elongated layout that created several pinch points and restricted flow. It felt isolated from the rest of the home. The Solutions The existing mudroom and back stairway were absorbed into a new kitchen, creating a larger and more logical footprint. The pantry was relocated to a former office, and the butler’s servery was expanded with wide openings aligned with the dining and living room for better light and traffic flow. The stairway now opens directly into kitchen, and the new mudroom was created by claiming space from a redundant second hallway. 190  New England Home | March-April 2019

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The Challenge The building site had two distinct faces: one toward a wooded inland setting and the other hovering over the beautiful jagged edge of Marblehead’s harbor. The existing foundation of the demolished house, half the size of the new project, had to be maintained in order to comply with zoning. It was important for the contemporary design to be fully integrated into the landscape to capture the views. Execution The execution required complex structural methods to achieve the open interior volumes. The exterior is a blend of traditional material and contemporary detailing. All aspects of the home utilized sustainable design components to optimize the efficiency of energy consumption and maintenance. Summary The results are a home that arches in the landscape to respond to the site and expansive views of the harbor. The plan is divided into two halves. One side houses the guest areas and the other has the kitchen, dining room, and a master suite that opens out to a rooftop hovering over the water. Connecting these two halves is a large double-height, light-filled gathering space.


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There’s nothing like the extra jolt of personality that well-chosen accent seating can give a room. 1. Arcade armchair  | Roche Bobois, Boston and Natick, Mass.,

2. Sabine chair by Troscan  | The Bright Group, Boston Design Center, 3. Matunuck lounge chair | O&G Studio, Warren, R.I., 4. Lars leather lounge chair | Room & Board, Boston, 5. Gabbro lounge chair by Jean Louis Deniot | Baker, Boston Design Center, 6. Ariana chair | Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Boston and Natick, Mass., 7. Stillwater club chair | Studio DUNN, Rumford, R.I.,

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Designer Diana James’s imagined client for this book-lover’s library is a sophisticated woman who needs an occasional escape from her busy life. ¶ The room’s vibe is feminine yet strong, with a bit of a midcentury edge. Natural textures—a luscious velvet sheathing the biomorphic sofa; organic patches and speckles patterning the rug underfoot—offset a high-sheen lacquer on the walls and bookcases. Tranquil notes of soft green and blue-gray glow gently against a neutral ground. ¶ “I feel that it’s a very smart room,” says James, “smart and a little bit sexy.” | Diana James, East Coast Design, Marblehead, Mass., | 1. Rufus horse sculpture, Made Goods, through Living Swell, Marblehead, Mass.,  | 2. M ­ ajorette chandelier, Corbett Lighting, through Neena’s, various Mass. locations, | 3. Levi chair, CR Laine, through Circle Furniture, various Mass. locations, Upholstery fabric for chair: Clarke & Clarke Molten in Charcoal, Duralee, Boston Design Center, | 4. All That Glitters #3, oil on paper by Janel Eleftherakis, through Living Swell | 5. Khan sofa from Eichholtz, Upholstery fabric for sofa: Carnaby velvet in Rock, James Hare for Duralee | 6. Drapery fabric: Clarke & Clarke Pagoda in Chartreuse and Charcoal, ­Duralee | 7. Jive patinated rug, Tissage, through Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston, Salem, and Framingham, Mass., | 8. Paint for walls and built-in bookshelves: Yeabridge Green in high gloss, Farrow & Ball, Boston Design Center | 9. Ike side table from CuratedKravet, Boston Design Center,, and through Living Swell



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David Hance, founder of the bathroom fixture and supply firm Crosswater London, talks about the changing face of bathroom design.


Your first career was as a London police officer. How did you go from that to selling bathroom fittings and accessories? I went to the police when I was sixteen, from school. I liked that it would give me discipline plus something different every day to perform. I finished police training school at the top of my class. Eventually, I became disillusioned with the job, and my father, who was a manufacturer’s rep for a London plumbing fixtures

company, gave me an opportunity to work for him as a sales rep. I discovered that being a police officer was a great university for life. It taught me how to relate to people in all walks of life—perfect for a career in sales. After a year or so with my father, I moved on to numerous other plumbing fixtures suppliers. But none of the companies I represented offered a decent (in my opinion) level of customer service. I saw a need for a company that stressed this and offered consumers stylish


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fixtures. I started our company seventeen years ago, selling a small line of Italiandesigned fixtures. Sales have increased every year. We recently expanded into the North American market, as Crosswater London, emphasizing the same excellent customer service and stylish, Europeandesigned plumbing fixtures, supplies, and furniture.


Did your research show that there is a hunger or demand for European-style plumbing fixtures? Definitely. Europeans are masters of design. We named our North American company Crosswater London to link us to the fact that we are a European/ British company offering groundbreaking European design; everything from technologically advanced faucets to contemporary-style tubs and showers. In fact, most of the products we source, which are available in some 270 retail outlets in the U.S., come from Europe. Among them are Italian faucets and

ceramics, a new line of Spanish bathroom furniture, more faucets from Portugal, and other products from China. We have a broad supply chain across the globe.


How has the way people view bathrooms changed? Bathrooms are no longer taken for granted. They have become a place of both function and style. People see the bathroom as a spa, a place to get away, a place to relax. Travel has also affected expectations. As more and more people experience elite bathrooms in first-class hotels, they want the same features— the luxury—in their own homes. For example, new offerings such as power showers with steam, massage, and multioutlet showering are popular. There is also a demand for more exciting and appealing architectural elements like stylish basin stands and tubs.


How are design trends evolving? Our industry is really a fashion industry, a designer-led industry. Regarding specific trends, brass is very popular. Living finishes—that is, finishes that are polished but have no protective coating, so

they can age naturally—are also on trend. People like special finishes, like unlacquered brass, matte black, satin nickel, brushed stainless steel, rose gold, and copper, as well. And we are seeing a resurgence in dark colors for fixtures such as faucets, shower heads, and shower arms. Many are saying that black is the new chrome. On the other hand, oil-rubbed bronze is out of style and a dying finish.


How is technology transforming bathroom design? There’s a wide range of new technology. For example, with digital showering, you can pre-set your water temperature from a Wi-Fi app or activate the shower from a smart phone right after you wake up, making sure the water will be warm when you enter the shower. In my own bathroom I have a built-in flat-screen television behind a mirror wall in my shower. I can watch the news or a soccer game or listen to music via high-tech waterproof speakers. My sons like to use my shower because they can blast their favorite music via Hotspot!    | Crosswater London, Milford, Mass.,

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As residential real estate developers, Heather and Mike Boujoulian aren’t afraid of a project, and that’s exactly what they got when they purchased their Arlington, Massachusetts, colonial. “It was like walking back in time,” remembers Mike. “Green wallpaper, gold shag rugs. . . .” Neglected for a half-century, the house also had no working bathrooms, and the small kitchen was desperate for a do-over. While the kitchen’s overall vision was the owners’, they credit S+H Construction and lead carpenter Peter Fougere for the execution. “He has an incredible appreciation for older houses and an impeccable eye,” Heather says. The couple’s aim was to reorient the space and connect it more to the house, while still respecting its 1911 origins. They changed the main access point to open into the living room and took over a half-bath and mudroom to gain space, improve flow,

and make way for modern conveniences. A tongue-and-groove coffered ceiling and reclaimed black-walnut floors complement the home’s history, while card catalog drawers and cabinetry—crafted by Reading, Massachusetts-based Mottl Builders & Cabinetry—speak to the kitchen’s functionality. Everything, from the Pietra Cardosa countertops to the white arabesque tile behind the range to the glass pendants above the island, was hand-selected—“and everything was chosen twice,” Heather jokes. “It was very much a passion project.” | S+H Construction, Cambridge,

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2 4 1 1) Johnny Swing’s unique sculptural furniture is the focus at the Shelburne Museum this spring. 2) Explore the ­influence of Japanese art from the 1500s to the present at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Japanomania! exhibit. 3) With beads and stitches, rural South African women turn cloth into art. See their handiwork at Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence. 4) Striped Column, by Canadian painter Jack Bush, on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

MARCH Jack Bush: Radiant Abstraction Through April 21 Using vibrant colors, Canadian painter Jack Bush sought to capture the feeling of what he was observing or experiencing, whether it was a flower or a piece of music. I Edward H. Linde Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,


Johnny Swing: Design Sense Through June 2 Get a peek inside the creative process of Vermontbased studio furniture maker and lighting designer Johnny Swing. I Murphy Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., Japanomania! Japanese Art Goes Global Through June 30 Discover the stories behind PEM’s Japanese export art collection along with items on loan from a private collection. The exhibit takes visitors on a journey from the arrival of Portuguese merchants in the 1500s through Japan’s emergence on the world stage in the late 19th century and beyond. I Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., History of Camellias in Boston March 2 Explore the colorful history of camellia cultivation from the late 1700s through the 1900s during an illustrated lecture by Lyman Estate Greenhouses manager Lynn Ackerman. Afterward, visit the 1804 greenhouses and enjoy the blooming camellias.  I 2–3 p.m. $15. Lyman Estate Greenhouses, Waltham, Mass.,

Boston Design Week March 27–April 7

The sixth annual 12-day citywide design festival features a wide array of programs and events throughout Boston. Check out everything from DIY workshops and tech design to art gallery visits and exclusive museum tours.  I Visit for the expansive schedule of offerings.

Cultivating Legacies: New England Women in Horticulture and Landscape Design March 9 Hear the stories of five women who not only designed beautiful personal and professional gardens, but who were also active in the conservation and preservation of open space in New England. I 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. $50. Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Boston Flower and Garden Show March 13–17 With this year’s theme of “The Beauty of Balance,” gardeners will explore the harmony created within gardens and living spaces. I March 13 and 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., March 15 and 16, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., March 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Adults $20, seniors $17, children $10. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard March 16–May 26 Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, this exhibit features Americana from the 1950s through the 1970s. Retro backyard party attire is highly encouraged during the lively opening reception on March 14. I Reception 6–8 p.m. $15. Exhibit open Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Eustis Estate, Milton, Mass., Architectural Digest Design Show March 21–24 Designers and homeowners alike will interact with more than 400 brands over the course of four days during this 18th annual event that attracts as many as 40,000 people each year. Enjoy seminars, culinary demonstrations, vignettes, and special appearances. I March 21–23, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., March 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $32 in advance, $45 at the door. New York City, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence March 23–June 16 A community of women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have developed a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”). A single panel can take more than ten months to complete. I Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H.,

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Calendar ToulouseLautrec captured the spectacle of fin de siècle Paris in his evocative posters, prints, and paintings, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. John James Audubon: Obsession Untamed March 30–November 3 This exhibit at Rosecliff mansion explores Audubon’s passion for America’s birds and his determination to see his illustrations published. On April 4, Ashley Householder, curator of exhibitions for the Newport Preservation Society, will speak about the legacy of the naturalist, who, in 1820, embarked on what would become his life’s work as “portraitist of all the birds of America.” I Exhibition open daily. April 4 talk, 6 p.m. Members $10, general public $15,

APRIL Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris April 7–August 4 Through this exhibit, you’ll meet the celebrities of 19th-century Paris as they were depicted by artist Toulouse-Lautrec. On display are more than 200 works by Lautrec and his contemporaries.  I Ann and Graham Gund Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, CraftBoston Spring April 12–14 More than 90 local and national craft artists will exhibit their wearable art, furniture, and home decor. Browse their offerings, meet the makers, and bring home some of your favorite pieces.  I April 12, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., April 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., April 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, members $7.50. The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts,


Bulfinch Awards April 27 Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch, designer of the Massachusetts State House, the awards recognize the efforts of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England.  I The Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston,  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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There’s no law that says a painter has to stick to oils or watercolors. Boston artist Linda Cabot has long had a soft spot for textiles, and her new venture, Linda Cabot Design, lets her combine her loves and her talents in a line of fabrics and linens based on her own paintings. On her website or at her retail boutique in the Boston Design Center, customers can browse a collection of colorful, digitally printed fabric, pillows, bedding, tabletop linens, and more, all with patterns translated from details in Cabot’s paintings of New England landscapes and seascapes. Each product is crafted by local artisan stitchers with organic cotton. “I love my paintings, but I really love the feel and weight of textiles,” she says. “I’m head over heels with this!”  Linda Cabot | Boston,



It’s been a fulfilling twenty-eight years for David Webster, as designers from Boston and beyond have been finding the perfect furnishings and accessories at his Webster & Company showroom in the Boston Design Center. In February, however, Webster—who was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2018—closed up shop. While area designers will undoubtedly miss the man, they don’t have to forgo the beautiful products he offered from the likes of Holly Hunt, Donghia, and John Rosselli. Webster has worked with his vendors to make sure their wares will still be available via other BDC shops and showrooms. We know the entire design community joins us in wishing him a long and happy retirement.

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Amanda Pratt’s new showroom and gallery, Salon, has twin missions: to offer the best in contemporary ateliermade pieces for the home and to showcase the work of female designers, both emerging and established. Her airy storefront in a historic Beacon Hill building features studio-created work from companies owned (or co-owned) by women, including furniture from Aratani • Fay and Peg Woodworking, Aratani • Fay’s textiles from Coral Lawless chair and Tusk and Eskayel, lighting from Rosie Lee, and mirrors and wall sculptures designed exclusively for Salon by the Providence studio Ben & Aja Blanc. | Boston,


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The Boston Society of Architects held its eighth BSA Design Awards gala, honoring the best in architecture and design in 2018. Among the winners in residential categories were Piatt Associates, ZeroEnergy Design, and CBT. The society also bestowed its annual individual awards; the 2018 Award of Honor went to architect Ann M. Beha, while architect Vince Pan of Analogue Studio won the Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award. I To see the complete list of winners, visit; for photos of the celebration see Design Life, page 216.

Architect Joseph Kennard is keeping it fresh as he celebrates his twentieth anniversary in business. For starters, he’s rolled out a new company name, Kennard Architects. The streamlined moniker reflects the Fort Point Channel firm’s focus on the future as it expands from the residential work it’s long ABOVE: A historic Beacon been noted for to offices, Hill home reimagined nonprofits, multi-families, by Kennard Architects as a and mixed-use buildings. minimalist retreat. He has relaunched his online presence, too, with a smart-looking new website that shows off several recent projects with a decidedly contemporary bent. I Boston,


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The Wequassett Resort in Harwich, Massachusetts, made a beautiful setting for the 2018 BRICC Awards, hosted by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. A happy crowd gathered to celebrate the winning Cape Cod-based designers, architects, and builders, many of whom have graced our pages over the years. Winners of multiple awards included White Wood Kitchens, Lewis ABOVE: A BRICC Award– & Weldon, Polhemus Savery winning project from DaSilva, Jill Neubauer Architects, White Wood Kitchens. and Longfellow Design Build.  | To see the full list of awards categories and winners, go to 2018-bricc-award-winners.html


Ally Maloney has been creating lovely homes for people in the Newport, Rhode Island, area since she started Maloney Interiors in 2013. Now Maloney, who is also a noted designer of yacht interiors, has launched a retail component to the Thames Street studio she opened last summer. “Adding retail lets me serve customers beyond my interior design services,” she says, noting that shoppers can browse a collection of furniture, lighting, wallpaper, and rugs, as well as linens and tabletop items, all reflecting the casual sophistication that exemplifies the designer’s work. I Newport, R.I.,


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Cambridge, ON THE MOVE Massachusettsbased architect Sam Kachmar and his team have taken up residence in a new space in that city’s Huron Village. The boutique firm of Sam Kachmar Architects specializes in residential architecture and construction management, with a focus on creating homes that, no matter their style, are efficient as well as beautiful, or—as the firm says—rooted in “New England pragmatism.” | Cambridge, Mass.,


Who better to build the perfect workshop for a construction company than a builder? When Kevin Cradock Builders wanted to relocate from its Massachusetts Avenue spot—a second-floor space that necessitated hauling materials up and down in an elevator—to a single-level building in Hyde Park, Cradock and his crew did what they do best. They took a structure that once housed a bakery, a vending machine company, and a storage facility and turned it into an efficient, state-of-the-art workshop that makes the company’s staff of thirty very happy. Everyone agrees that the loading dock on one side of the building and the roll-up door on the other certainly beat waiting for an elevator. I Boston,


Good news for devotees of Artefact Home | Garden: the Belmont, Massachusetts, purveyor of beautiful furnishings for indoors and out is slated to open a second shop— this one in Boston’s South End—in early March. The new space will have more than 2,000 square feet, the better to show off the boutique’s popular collection of Verellen furniture. Besides the expanded line of Verellen pieces, the new location will showcase tabletop and decorative accessories, gifts, and pieces from artisans around the world. | Boston and Belmont, Mass., Sam Kachmar Architects photo by Steve Hoheb.

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Networking Event

Our final networking event of 2018—a holiday party at Newton Kitchens & Design— was a night to remember! Tricia and Pierre Matta hosted in their new showroom decked out with art by Giovanni DeCunto. Guests enjoyed music by Boston’s Chris Profenna, Anthony Catalfano brought signed copies of his new book, Embellished Spaces, and Boston’s telepathic duo Antonina and David blew minds with their tricks.

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| 1. Wayne Towle of Wayne Towle Master Finishing and Restoration, Lisa Fabiano of Roomscapes, and Tim Connors of Youngblood Builders | 2. Hosts Tricia and Pierre Matta of Newton Kitchens & Design | 3. Guests enjoyed a beautiful spread of sushi, among other delightful treats | 4. Kathy Bush-Dutton of New England Home, Pierre Matta of Newton Kitchens & Design, and Anthony Catalfano of Anthony Catalfano Interiors | 5. Leslie Mark of DC Home Systems with Alex Zook of Payne | Bouchier | 6. Anthony Catalfano of Anthony Catalfano Interiors and Ted Goodnow of Woodmeister Master Builders | 7. Tom and Carol Catalano of Catalano Architects, New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner, and Brad Smith of Audio Video Design | 8. Heather McKay of H&N Custom Homes enjoy-

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ing the evening with Holly Charbonnier of Gregory Lombardi Design  | 9. Kristopher Jong and Ron Fontaine of Mack Designer Hardware with Nancy Sorensen of Back Bay Shutter Co., Kenneth Jong of Mack Designer Hardware, and Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter Co. | 10. Richard Curl of Curl Simitis architecture + design, Matthew Cunningham of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Jill Litner Kaplan of Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors, and Matthew Simitis of Curl Simitis architecture + design | 11. Alexa and Angel Centeno from Systems Design AV Home Automation | 12. Peter Fallon and Debra Haluska of Fallon Custom Homes | 13. Chefs prepared a variety of savory winter dishes, including gnocchi and ravioli Photography by Allan Dines

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Each year, the Boston Society of Architects/AIA celebrates the area’s professionals with an awards program to honor design excellence. This year’s gala took place at the BSA Space, where hundreds gathered for cocktails and to toast the award-winners.





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| 1. Rowena Harry and Dan Drohan gearing up for a night of celebration | 2. 2018 BSA Honorary Members Judith Nitsch and Lisa Brothers | 3. 2019 BSA president Jean Carroon | 4. 2018 BSA Award of Honor recipient Ann M. Beha with John Amodeo | 5. Guests gathering in the stunning BSA Space  | 6. Barry Shiel and Wesley Schwartz | 7. The night’s emcee, Sheena Collier

It was a night to remember at the Endicott Estate, where guests came together to celebrate the holidays with the International Furnishings and Design Association of New England (IFDA). The theme, Flannel and Frost, had guests dressed in their best winter whites and cozy flannels. Attendees sipped cocktails and danced the night away to classic Christmas music. 2

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Compound with Interest

Modern Treehouse

McCollough. The owners are preservationists, so there’s an authenticity to it, even as it’s been thoroughly modernized. There’s a sense of understated elegance to the interiors, where rich woods, favored over marble, add warmth. The floor plan is open and symmetrical. The first floor holds a dining room with beautiful built-ins, a formal living room, and a half Exclusive, bath, in addition to a well-appointed kitchen Extraordinary with a soaring ceiling, a center island, a woodburning stove, and French doors. Connected to the main ROOMS: 12 house but offering privacy, the first-floor 5 BEDROOMS caretakers’ quarters include a bedroom, 4 FULL BATHS second kitchen, full bath, and living room Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1 HALF BATH 6,929 SQ. FT. with a fireplace. On the second floor there this pristine home on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, $4,995,000 are four bedrooms and three full baths, Rhode Island, is known as the Charles H. Baldwin including a grand master suite. French House, after the Navy commander who built it in 1877. doors open to a patio of It was designed in keeping with the late nineteenthbrick and stone that looks century trend of reinterpreting previous architectural over a large backyard styles and movements and can best be described as perfect for parties. Set having elements of Queen Anne, Shingle-style, and on nearly two acres, the American colonial—with touches of Arts and Crafts. private grounds include Less fussy than many of the Gilded Age mansions English gardens, lush nearby, the home features more classic lines and milllawns, a vegetable garwork that is detailed but not overly ornate. “It lives like a family home on a grand scale,” says listing agent Kylie den, a saltwater Gunite | Continued on page 225

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Centerville, MA


Mystic, CT


Guilford, MA


West Yarmouth, MA


Westerly, RI


Madison, CT


Old Lyme, CT


Stunning Cape style residence built and remodeled with exceptional attention to detail and the highest quality resources and finishes. On a 1.85 acre landscaped lot. Kinlin Grover Barnstable 508.362.2120

Fabulous and unique describes this exciting waterfront contemporary home. Short walk to 2 private association beaches in the gated beachfront community, Great Island. Kinlin Grover Barnstable 508.362.2120

Provincetown, MA


Spacious 1 br with studio/den has a storied history. The playwright Eugene O’Neil lived here with his young wife Agnes Boulton and inscribed a poem on the wood beams. Kinlin Grover Truro 508.349.2782

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Masons Island Private Association. Direct waterfront with sweeping views up and down the river and out to Fishers Island Sound. Gentle breezes and mesmerizing views. Randall Realtors Mystic 860.460.8002

Sweeping ocean views from the second floor family room and master bedroom as well a first floor glimpse too. Walk to private Weekapaug Beach and Tennis Club. Randall Realtors Westerly 401.322.0357

North Kingstown, RI


Impressive custom built home sited on 2 manicured acres with underground sprinkler system, gunite pool, pool house/cabana & 3 car garage. Randall Realtors North Kingstown 401.294.4000

Spectacular water views all the way to Hammonasset Beach / State Park. Protected 2,073 square foot Colonial situated on 1.15 acres perched high above abundant marshes. Page Taft Madison 203.245.1593

Completely renovated four bedroom home. Granite kitchen opens to Living Room, Family Room and expansive deck presenting the perfect floor plan from which to entertain. Page Taft Madison 203.245.1593

Quintessential waterfront beach house on the white sands of Hawk’s Nest Beach in sought after Old Lyme, with the areas best shoreline beaches. Page Taft Essex 860.767.5390

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Meticulously restored townhouse located on sunny-side second block of Marlborough Street now available on market as a single family home for the first time in almost a century. $11,000,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS New construction of a 12,000 sq. ft. estate will showcase unparalleled craftsmanship and exquisite design set on private 3-acres with barn in Weston’s golf club neighborhood. $8,750,000

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Ricardo Rodriguez, Sales Associate C. 617.796.6084

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen, Sales Associate C. 781.507.1650


HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS Breathtaking residence set on 5.28 acres with elegant rooms, custom millwork, 5 bedrooms, chef's kitchen, screened porch, lower level pub, indoor pool, and 5-bay garage. $4,125,000

BIDDEFORD, MAINE Oceanfront estate set on 4+ private acres in Biddeford Pool comprised of an 8-bedroom home and guest house, boathouse, and deck. Ideal for rentals, B & B, or event space! $3,750,000

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Adam Parent, Sales Associate C. 207.604.4624 | O. 207.282.5988


TIVERTON, RHODE ISLAND Stunning Sakonnet River waterfront estate nestled on 3+ acres -250+ ft. of frontage includes a deep-water mooring with unique possibilities for deepwater dock, in-ground pool, tennis court, Helipad. $2,999,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Unique contemporary home with superb updates, open spaces, vibration/ soundproof floors, 3+ bedrooms, Poggenpohl kitchen, and spectacular water views of Reservoir Park. $2,980,000

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent, custom stone and shingle residence set on 3 acres offering a post and beam great room, chef’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms, media room, terraces, pool, and pool house. $4,995,000

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Sprawling W. Newton Hill home designed for grand entertaining offering formal room, spacious rooms, dream chef’s kitchen, grand master, spa-like bath, 4 additional en suite, and patio. $4,980,000

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen & Michael Harper, Sales Associates K. 781.507.1650 | M. 617.480.3938

Deborah M. Gordon Team, Sales Associate C. 617.974.0404 ,,,

NORWELL, MASSACHUSETTS Waterfront estate set on 3+ acres with river views, open floor plan, exquisite woodwork, new chef’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3rd floor, mooring, pool, and cabana. $3,500,000

HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Much-admired home near Derby Academy with elegant rooms, 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, palatial master, gourmet kitchen, 2-story foyer, recreation rooms, pool, spa, and patio. $3,349,000

Darleen Lannon, Broker Associate C. 617.899.4508

Alice Pierce & Tara Coveney, Sales Associates A. 781.724.7622 | T. 617.823.9781

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning new farmhouse overlooking the 23-acre, Chiesa Farm with 6-7 bedrooms, 8½ baths, exquisite finish work, 3 fireplaces, huge windows, porches, patio and master BR balcony. $2,939,000

BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE Renovated property with stunning architecture, breathtaking views, soaring windows, dark hardwoods, chef’s kitchen, 4 bedrooms, home theatre, wrap-around deck, and pool. $1,999,900

Elizabeth Crampton, Sales Associate C. 781.389.4400

Cheryl Zarella & Associates, Sales Associate C. 603.714.5647 | O. 603.471.0777

C O L D W E L L B A N K E R R ES I D E N T I A L B R O K E R AG E The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. 544752NE_01/19

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Wareham Waterfront MARION, MASSACHUSETTS Contemporary

Fully restored, renovated and expanded 1815 Cape Cod-style home situated on an over-sized .25 acre lot in the heart of Marion Village! This historical home now offers a modern open floor plan, while still maintaining its character and charm. First floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, family room, dining/ formal living room. Also with 3 additional bedrooms, 2 custom baths and a sitting room on the second floor. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Exclusively listed at $1,250,000

This Contemporary home, set on over 13 acres in and thoroughly renovated Cape Cod EastExpanded Wareham, offers gorgeous waterviews of Shell Point BayStyle andinsurrounding Built Village. in 1989, its 3,250 square feet this home the heart marsh. of Marion Formerly a bank, include floor home master suite, additional bedrooms, baths, singlefirst family now 3boasts an open floor3-1/2 plan, highlaundry room, formal dining room, den with gas fireplace, end finishes, and one of the most desirable locations and large living room with gas fireplace and spectacular views. in town!kitchen Complete with 4 bedrooms andThermador 4.5 bathrooms Modern includes granite countertops, ovens, in andincluding Sub-Zero refrigerator. Also complete with largea finished total, two master suites, along with great room, walk-outkitchen, basement,and wrap-around deck,ofpatio, gourmet the remains the and bank3 car safegarage on both with unfinished rooms above. Alarm system, generator, the first and basement levels, that can be finished to serve a central vacuum, outdoor shower, and workshop. number of purposes. A one-of-a-kind must see Professional landscaping adds to this private, serene home.home!

Exclusively listed at $1,199,000 Exclusively listed at $1,600,000 Converse Company Realtors 166 Front Street, P.O. Box 416 Marion, Massachusetts 02738 Tel: 508-748-0200 | Fax: 508-748-2337



129 Bellevue Avenue | Newport, RI 02840

NEWPORT • Bonniecrest Condos • REDUCED: $1,825,000

Rare opportunity to own a sophisticatedly refurbished condo in the highly-desired D Building at Bonniecrest. Enjoy stunning views of Newport waterfront from the third floor. Wake up to spectacular sunrises, spend days watching ships sail in to the harbor. 12 acres of beautiful gardens, private beach, pool, hot tub, tennis courts and dock. Turnkey features includes formal entry, gracious dining and living rooms, gourmet kitchen, spacious ensuite master bedroom and generous guest bedrooms. A vacation home or year-round residence, this is a perfect environment for entertaining friends and family or seeking serenity and wellness.



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pool, and a clay tennis court—all of it within walking distance to Newport’s bustling downtown. Duly Noted: Charles H. Baldwin built the house as a summer home and named it Snug Harbor. The current owners, Alison and William Vareika, are well-known in Newport and beyond. He is a historian and gallery owner, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American art, and both are community activists and philanthropists. As preservationists, they have maintained the integrity of the home for the last thirty years. Contact: Kylie McCollough, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Newport, R.I., 401-864-8830,, MLS# 1186398

Modern Treehouse

Sited on a south-facing slope some 1,100 feet in elevation, this home offers a bird’s-eye view described as “pure Connecticut:” intermittent trees, including towering evergreens, and patches of blue sky framing a lovely lake. And the vista can’t compare to the modernist “glass box” that sits atop the 2.6-acre site overlooking Lake Waramaug in Warren, Connecticut. The house was designed and built by ROOMS: 7 the owner, renowned modern furniture 3 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS designer John Mascheroni and his son, 1 HALF BATH architect Mark Mascheroni of New 3,176 SQ. FT. York. The home embodies the very best $2,300,000 of modernist architecture. Completed in 2006, the post-andbeam structure features a curved concrete wall at its center, an open plan, an eighteen-foot-high atrium with floor-toceiling windows, and a fourteen-foot canopy that shelters a deck running the length of the atrium. Everyday living takes place on the main floor, in the spacious living/dining areas in the atrium, the master bedroom suite, open chef ’s kitchen, library/media room, and half bath. A subtly curved staircase rises to the second floor, to a loft-like communal space flanked by bedroom suites with views of the atrium. The plan is designed for casual living and drama, as you round corners and take in the views, says listing agent Beverly Mosch. Even so, the home offers a sense of security, she says, describing the library as a “sanctuary that hugs you when you walk in.” The deck is designed for outdoor living, with several seating areas, a built-in grill, and a dining area. In addition to the main house, there’s a rustic studio with two fireplaces and a half bath located down the winding driveway, closer to the road. Duly Noted: Highly regarded as a visionary in the

field of modern furniture design, John Mascheroni chose the Lake Waramaug site for his home because he wanted “elevation and a property that faced the sun.” He specified a unique dwelling that would be in sync with his aesthetic—and at one with nature. “This is a home for experiencing nature and natural occurrences, snowstorms, thunder and lightning, and the pleasure of outside dining and conversation during the warm months,” he says. Contact: Beverly Mosch, Klemm Real Estate, Washington Depot, Conn., 860-868-7313, klemmrealestate. com, MLS# 170116835

Compound with Interest

Every structure in this Lyme, New Hampshire, compound is fairly new, really new, or has been improved upon by its current owners, architect Craig Walton and his wife, landscape architect Virginia Walton. After purchasing Derby Hill Farm in 2009, they commissioned Jason Gaddis of Smith & Vansant Architects to finish one porch and add another to the main house. Gaddis also oversaw construction of a new barn/garage in 2015, and the guest house in 2016. The buildings are all visually related and connected via stone paths. Inside, the finishes, millwork, and architectural details are exceptional throughout. The floor plan in the main house is organized and practical. Virginia Walton explains: “I especially like the use of hallways and vestibules as spaces to orient one’s direction.” It includes three bedrooms, three full baths, and one half bath. The kitchen deserves special ROOMS: 16 6 BEDROOMS mention, with its custom cabinetry and 5 FULL BATHS two large built-in cabinets with antique 2 HALF BATHS hardware. In addition to a lowered 3,684 SQ. FT, MAIN HOUSE; marble counter for baking prep, there are 2,640 SQ. FT., slate counters with a lovely patina, two GUEST HOUSE dishwashers, and two ovens. The home $3,350,000 has up-to-date mechanical systems, two generators, two wells, new propane tanks, and buried electrical and telephone lines. The main house has a fully integrated sound system with built-in speakers. The guesthouse, which has three bedrooms and two and a half baths, is pre-wired for one. Duly Noted: Located on top of a hill surrounded by fields and forest, the setting for this compound is serene, private—and practical. The land borders a wildlife preserve with a walking trail—and yet is located only ten miles from downtown Hanover and Dartmouth College. The property sits at the end of a town road (which means town plowing and maintenance are included), so it never feels remote. Contact: Chris Lang, LandVest, Woodstock, Vt., 802-274-4048,, MLS# 4720411  March–April 2019 | New England Home  225

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


Architecture: James Estes, Estes Twombly

Architects, Newport, R.I., 401-846-3336, Builder: Rick Guidelli, Gilman, Guidelli & Bellow, Westport, Mass., 617-776-7763, Cabinetry: Stephen Kinnane, Sakonnet Furniture Makers/Sakonnet Woodworking, Fall River, Mass., 401-545-2785, Wood finishing/staining: New England Architectural Finishing, Seekonk, Mass., 617-442-9400, Landscape design: Douglas Reed, Reed Hilderbrand, Cambridge, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., 617-923-2422, Landscape contractor: Bob Marzilli, R.P. Marzilli & Company, Medway, Mass., 508-533-8700 Stonework/masonry/hardscaping: Michael Plume, Eastside Masonry, Riverside, R.I., 401-433-3338 Audio/Video design/installation: Messenger Systems, Tiverton, R.I., 401-625-1111,


Interior design: Leslie Fine, Leslie Fine Interiors,

Boston, 617-236-2286,

Page 60: Sofa from Montage,;

fabric on throw pillows by Robert Allen,; swivel chairs by A. Rudin,, through M-Geough,, with fabric from Kravet,; cocktail table designed by Leslie Fine Interiors; area rug from K. Powers & Company, Page 61: Custom metal built-in designed by Leslie Fine Interiors; dining table from Harris Rubin,; Artistic Frame dining chairs,, through Icon Group, Boston Design Center, 617-428-0655, with fabric from Duralee,; chandelier from Ochre,; kitchen stone from Cumar,; Artistic Frame counter stools through Icon Group, with fabric from Kravet. Page 64: Sofa from Room & Board,


Interior design: Erin Gates, Erin Gates Design, New-

ton, Mass., 617-928-5159, Architect for basement: Kalah Talancy and Kevin ten Brinke, KT2 Design Group, Sudbury, Mass., 978-443-5157, Builder: Old Grove Partners, Dedham, Mass., 781-214-6234, Kitchen renovation and cabinetry: John Wassink, JH Klein Wassink, Concord, Mass., 617-283-2416, Window treatments and pillows: Manny Makkas, Makkas Drapery Workroom, Framingham, Mass., 508-877-4647, Page 100: Stair runner from Landry & Arcari,; chair from Ballard Designs,, with fabric from Kravet, Page 101: Sofa from Kravet; side table from Design Within Reach,; console table from Priley Lane,; yellow benches from Ballard Designs; wing chair from Drexel,, with Kravet fabric; rug from Stark,; coffee table from Plantation Design, Pages 102–103: Sofa from Cisco, ciscobrothers. com, with Schumacher fabric,; painting over sofa from Wendover Art, wendoverart. com; sisal rug from Landry & Arcari; Moroccan rug from Dash & Albert,; side table from Century Furniture,; table lamp from Bunny Williams,; leather chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams,; small side table and coffee table from Restoration Hardware, restorationhard; floor lamp from Visual Comfort,; mantel from Chesney’s,; mirror from Arteriors, Pages 104–105: Side chair fabric from Schumacher; head chairs from Hickory Chair,, with Kelly Wearstler fabric on the back,, and Sanderson velvet on the front,; toss pillow fabric from Jim Thompson,; rug from Landry & Arcari; chandelier from Currey & Company,; buffet from Plantation Design; table lamps from Erin Gates’s Elements collection,; grasscloth wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries,; drapery fabric from Kravet with Kelly Wearstler trim. Pages 106–107: Counter stools from Ballard Designs; range from wolf,; pot filler and faucet from Kohler,; sink from Rohl,; pendant lights from Visual Comfort; breakfast table from Huston & Company,; chandelier from Arteriors, chairs from Redford House,; rug from Etsy,; playroom desk chairs from Design Within Reach; rug from Landry & Arcari; Light French Gray wall color from Sherwin Williams,; pillow fabrics from Kravet; cushion fabric from Thibaut,; pinboard fabric from Robert Allen, robertallen; artwork by Jorey Hurley, Pages 108–109: Gates bed designed by Erin Gates from Kristin Drohan, kristindrohancollection. com; nightstands and lamps from Bungalow 5,; bench from Redford House; wing chair from CR Laine,, with fabric from Kravet; pillow fabric from Kravet; rug from Landry & Arcari; side table from Wisteria,; roman shade fabric from Duralee,, with Kravet trim; photograph over mantel by Mary Ellen Bartley from Ruby Beets,; nursery floor lamp from West Elm,; baskets from Serena & Lily,; rug from Pottery Barn Kids,; artwork by Sharon Montrose,; boy’s room Smoke wall color from Benjamin Moore,; dresser from Restoration Hardware Baby,; rug from Serena & Lily; roman shade fabric from Kravet.


Interior design: Dennis Duffy and Michael For-

man, Duffy Design Group, Boston, 617-686-5729, Builder: Mark Garufi, Cypress, Milton, Mass., 617-696-9999 Interior millwork: Carol Mitchell, Multi-Kitchens, Concord, N.H., 603-706-0013, Cabinetmaker: Tony Chisholm, Bespoke of Winchester, Winchester, Mass., 781-570-2210, Art consultant: Susan Lanoue, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, 617-262-4400, Fireplace fabrication: Cumar, Everett, Mass., 617-389-7818, Floor refinishing: Glen Goddard, Goddard Floor Specialists, Weston, Mass., 781-890-4559 Window treatments and pillows: MK Glover, Milton, Mass., 617-296-3705 Pages 110–113: Velvet arm chairs from Duffy Design Group; rug from Angela Adams,; ottoman and sofa from Furniture Concepts,; art over fireplace by Pamela Stretton,, through Lanoue Gallery; trio of acrylics on canvas by Karine Léger,, through Lanoue Gallery; fur pillows from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Pages 114–115: Dining table from Restoration Hardware,; dining chairs, decorative bottles, and gold knots on buffet from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; painting over buffet by Diana McKee,; ultra chrome inkjet on aluminum by Henry Mandell,, through Lanoue Gallery; kitchen pendants from Leucos,; stools from Andreu World, Page 116: Bed designed by Duffy Design Group, fabricated by Bespoke of Winchester; photographs above bed by Ysabel LeMay,, through Lanoue Gallery; rug from Stark,; master bath tile from Stone Source,; wood-grain tile in reading nook from Stone Source; fabrics from Romo, Page 117: Light fixture from Aqua Creations,; digital photo by Ysabel LeMay.


Architecture: Henry P. Arnaudo, HPA Design,

Wrentham, Mass., 508-384-8838, Interior design: Jill Goldberg, Hudson Interior Designs, Boston, 617-292-0303, hudsoninterior Builder: Brendon Giblin, Brendon Properties, Southborough, Mass., 508-485-3999, Pages 118–119: Tea Rose linen wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries,; mirror from Restoration Hardware,; chandelier from Oly,; buffet from Bernhardt,; dining table and side chairs by Noir Furniture,; head chairs from Hickory Chair,; chair fabrics from Peter Dunham through Studio 534,; vintage rug and woven jute placements through Hudson Interior Designs. Pages 120–121: Hallway demilune from Global Views,; sconces from Visual Comfort,; vase from Hudson Interior Designs; mirror from Restoration Hardware; living room sconces from Visual Comfort; sofa and

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Boston Celebrates Design Then and Now

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12-Day Citywide Festival 80+ Events - Most Free! All events are open to the public. RSVP for your choice of events today! Boston Design Week Awards Friday Evening April 5 At the Artists for Humanity Epicenter 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award:

Roger Thomas Produced by: Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC Sponsored by:

Roger Thomas, EVP of Design, Wynn Design & Development, and Principal, The Roger Thomas Collection. Current project: Encore Boston Harbor.

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console from Restoration Hardware; console lamps by Barbara Cosgrove Lighting through Hudson Interior Designs; armchair from Serena & Lily,; Lucite cocktail table from Ballard Designs,; rug from Stark, Pages 122–123: Club chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; cocktail table from Worlds Away,; art light and hanging lights from Visual Comfort; toss pillow fabric by Zak+Fox,; stools from Bernhardt, with fabric from Holland & Sherry,; brass elephants through Hudson Interior Designs; bar sink faucet from Waterworks, waterworks. com; vintage rug through Hudson Interior Designs; powder room sink from Restoration Hardware; light fixture from Arteriors; mirror from Wisteria,; Tropical Isle wallpaper from Schumacher,; vase, soap, and lotion from Hudson Interior Design; faucet from Ferguson, Pages 124–125: Breakfast area chandelier from Visual Comfort; table by Verellen,; dining chairs from Design Within Reach,; ceramic bowl from Hudson Interior Designs; lights over island from Visual Comfort; backsplash tile from Tile Showcase,; island stools from Noir Furniture; cutting board from Pottery Barn,; range hood created by Carbone Metal Fabricator, Page 126: Empire tub and Astoria faucet from Waterworks; vinyl grasscloth wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries; floor tile from Tile Showcase; hanging light from Visual Comfort; photograph by Max Wanger, Page 127: Bed from Restoration Hardware; bedding from Serena & Lily; Alicia Adams blanket through Hudson Interior Designs; photograph from minted. com; bedside table from Wisteria; lamp from West Elm,; colorful sculpture by Damien Hoar de Galvan,; Iron Mountain office paint color from Benjamin Moore,; sofa from Restoration Hardware; toss pillows from Hudson Interior Designs. Page 128: Odessa Pink office wall color from Benjamin Moore; desk from Noir Furniture; chair from Bungalow 5,; desk lamp from France & Son,; wall sconce from Visual Comfort; window seat cushion fabric from Pindler,; sisal rug from Faber’s Rug Co.,; guest room bed from Room & Board,; Calamine ceiling color from Farrow & Ball,; bedding by Serena & Lily; monogrammed pillowcase from Etsy, Page 129: Fireworks wallpaper by Albert Hadley, from Donghia,; wall color stripes, White Dove from Benjamin Moore and Calamine from Farrow & Ball; bedding from Serena & Lily; table lamp from West Elm; rug from Crate & Barrel Kids,


Architectural design: Thomas Henry Egan III,

Evolve Residential, Boston, 617-424-0003, Interior design: Josh Linder, Evolve Residential Builder and interior millwork: Joe Holland, Holland Construction, Boston, 617-556-2900, Cabinetmaker: Trinity Design, Derry, N.H., 617-721-5819, Landscape design: Gregory Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design, Cambridge, 617-492-2808, Audio/Video design/installation: Audio Concepts, North Attleboro, Mass., 617-860-3217, Drapery and pillow workroom: PMK Designs, Boston, 617-442-4400 Pages 130–133: Rectangular coffee table from Restoration Hardware,; rug from Fibreworks,; wing chairs from Zentique,; Peacock side table from Anthropologie,; pedestal side table from Arteriors,; wooden side table from Crate and Barrel,; round side table from Worlds Away,; landscape painting by Peter Brooke, Page 134: Chest from West Elm,; grasscloth wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries,; powder room sconces from Emporium Home,; sink from Duravit,; wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries. Page 135: Dining table from Vanguard Furniture,; rug and upholstered dining chairs from Restoration Hardware; host chairs from 1stdibs,; chandelier from Ridgely Studio Works,; wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries; sconce from Barbara Cosgrove,; painting by Silke Schoener, Pages 136–137: Loop drawer pulls from Superfront,; pendant lights from Visual Comfort,; range and hood from Thermador,; island countertop from Caesarstone,; backsplash tile from Tiles by Perfection, Quincy, Mass., 617-479-4944; table from Restoration Hardware; Parisienne chairs from Calligaris,; family room rug from Surya,; wing chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome. com; painting over fireplace by Christie Scheele, Page 140: Wallpaper from Weitzner,; bedside lamps from Arteriors; headboard and nightstands from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; bath sconces from Waterworks,; floor tile from Tiles by Perfection. Page 141: Sofa and dresser from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; floor lamp from Arteriors; coffee table from Palecek,; chair from Zentique.

Special Focus: Landscape Design ALL OF A PIECE PAGES 142–153 ENDLESS HORIZON Pages 142–143

Landscape design: Jeffrey M. Tucker, Tucker Architecture and Landscape, Marblehead, Mass., 781-631-3546, Landscape contractor: R.P. Marzilli & Company, Medway, Mass., 508-533-8700, Pool: Custom Quality Pools, Billerica, Mass., 978-663-8290,

A BOLD MOVE Pages 144–145

Landscape design: Andrea Nilsen Morse, Nilsen

Landscape Design, Marblehead, Mass., 781-588-4457, Landscape installation, irrigation and lighting: David Guldi, Dragonfly Irrigation and Garden Services, Watertown, Mass., 617-852-6431 Hardscape: Lourival Santos, Lourival Masonry, Framingham, Mass., 508-982-3842, Arbor, gate, custom fencing: Timothy Thompson, New England Woodworkers, Kingston, Mass., 508-269-2116, Front fencing and gate: Elio LoRusso, Somerville Ornamental Iron Work, Somerville, Mass., 617-666-8872, FAMILY MATTERS Pages 146–147

Landscape design: Michael D’Angelo, Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, Boston, 203-592-4788, Landscape contractor: Michael S. Coffin Landscape Construction, Hopkinton, Mass., 508-293-4244, MAKING THE COMPLEX LOOK SIMPLE Pages 148–149

Landscape design: Sean Papich, Sean Papich Landscape Architecture, Hingham, Mass., 781-741-5455, Landscape contractor: Paragon Landscape Construction, Hanover, Mass., 781-834-1000, Barn architect: Tiryaki Architectural Design, Cohasset, Mass., 781-383-0081, Fences: Timothy Thompson, New England Woodworkers, Kingston, Mass., 508-269-2116, Pool: Custom Quality Pools, Billerica, Mass., 978-663-8290, MEETING OF THE MINDS Pages 150–151

Landscape design and installation: Pellettieri Associates, Warner, N.H., 601-456-3678, Masonry: Joe Rolfe, Stone Mountain Masonry, Belmont, N.H., 603-528-4456, House architect: Marcus Gleysteen Architects, Boston, 617-542-6060, House builder: C.W. Ostrom Builders, Sunapee, N.H., 603-763-2202 LITTLE BIG LAWN Pages 152–153

Landscape design: Robin Kramer, Robin Kramer Garden Design, Reading, Mass., 978-526-4221, Landscape contractor: Roberto Fernandez Landscaping, Greenwich, Conn., 203-869-3171, Masonry: Fidaleo & Son, Stamford, Conn., 203-223-0146 Irrigation and lighting: Greenview Sprinkler Systems, Riverside, Conn., 203-653-8376, Pool installation: Shoreline Pools, Stamford, Conn., 203-967-11203, Pool deck, wall, and gates: Archadeck, Stamford, Conn., 203-978-9050,

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