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In This Issue

January–February 2019 I Volume 14, Issue 3





A house tucked into the side of a Vermont mountain makes it easy for a family to indulge their passion for skiing. Text by Regina Cole I Photography by Jim Westphalen I Produced by Stacy Kunstel


The move from Texas might seem quite a leap, but one young family finds its heart’s desire on the coast of Maine. Text by Fred Albert I Photography by Erin Little


A New England saltbox becomes a chic family ski retreat with just the right amount of original rustic character. Text by Julie Dugdale I Photography by Michael Partenio I Produced by Stacy Kunstel


A host of nineteenth-century architectural details make a beautiful backdrop for a designer’s bold, contemporary vision. Text by Megan Fulweiler I Photography by Laura Moss I Produced by Kyle Hoepner

ON THE COVER: A double-sided fireplace of local granite commands attention in a Vermont ski house designed by Mark P. Finlay Architects with interiors by Denise Salomon. Photograph by Jim Westphalen. To see more of this home, turn to page 98. January–February 2019 | New England Home  17

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In This Issue

January–February 2019 I Volume 14, Issue 3

137 Perspectives

Classic fabrics with enduring style; chic and sweet merge in a baby girl’s room; a transformation makes an old house look even older; David Manzi of Trefler’s on caring for antiques and art; Inspired Ornamental takes plaster to new heights.


150 Calendar

Special events for people who are passionate about design. By Lynda Simonton

152 Scene and Heard


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

158 Design Life 20 From the Editor 27 Trending

Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. By Cassidy Mitchell

A bath that wows; an architectural and building firm that thinks way outside the 165 Premier Properties box; heirloom-worthy wool blankets to Notable homes on the market in warm your winter; beautiful finds from New England. New England’s shops and showrooms. By Maria LaPiana

38 Artistry: Controlled Chaos

Deborah Zlotsky’s colorful abstract works speak to the process of understanding the vagaries of everyday life.


68 New England Design Hall of Fame Gala

A recap of our celebration in honor of the 2018 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame.

By Bob Curley

44 Metropolitan Life: Urban Sophisticate

A Boston condominium’s cosmopolitan vibe is the happy product of the strong relationship between a designer and her clients.

170 Resources

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

174 Advertiser Index 176 Sketch Pad

Flexibility was the key word in bringing a Heading Home to Dinner tabletop design to fruition.

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52 Rooms We Love: Destination Dining

Elegant gathering spaces that reflect the way we live. Text by Marni Elyse Katz

62 In Our Backyard: Jewelry for the Home


Old World meets new in a Rhode Island atelier for custom hardware. By Debra Spark


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Editor’s Letter

We All Need To Get Away


inters in New England always include snow. And the thought of snow, for many people, leads instantly and inexorably to visions of schussing through the early-morning powder on a secluded mountain trail, pine branches flashing by, eyes tearing and cheeks stinging in the frosty wind. Skiing may seem like the epitome of a group activity—happy bands of family and friends trekking off to enjoy the weekend slopes—and yet the act itself can feel distinctly ­solitary. The idea of a getaway, likewise, can have both communal and individual meanings. The first is exactly that social, let’s-get-ourselves-away-and-outof-the-daily-grind kind of fun I referred to above. But even those of us most committed to interpersonal bonhomie will sometimes need the occasional quiet moment with morning coffee or a book, or— come on, admit it—a few minutes’ restorative nap before diving back into the festive scrum.

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In this post-holiday season, the urge to solitude may be even stronger than usual; plus, frigid weather and only fleeting hours of sunlight may enhance our tendency to cocoon. Don’t fight it too much. Our lives don’t often include enough time out. Architects and designers, naturally, keep this kind of thing in mind when devising vacation retreats for their clients. Yes, heading to Vermont or New Hampshire for a few days of winter sports is supposed to be a time for bonding in front of the great room fire. But equally important is that little balcony off to the side, or the window seat built into the landing at the top of the back stairs. Yes, the well-planned home includes places for togetherness, but also places to be alone. Getaways within a getaway, as it were. A primary residence in the city or the suburbs, likewise, should be able to function as a sanctuary. Vacations and weekends are not the only times when we require relief from the constant pressures of work and family, the unceasing temptations of mobile-phone email and twenty-four-hour news. There will be collective spaces for cooking and dining, for hanging out, conversing, and playing games. There will be functional spaces for storage, for doing homework. And there will be that special site you use to restore your soul—maybe the soaking tub, maybe the office where you secretly binge-watch the newest HBO series, maybe a windowed nook in which you sit for just a moment and simply contemplate the winter wonderland beyond the glass. Whatever your preferred method of getting away may be, just make sure to do it sometimes. —Kyle Hoepner

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•TRENDING Fresh Looks at the Art of Living Beautifully

Impressive Impressionism

When Sally Wilson and John Kelsey of Wilson Kelsey Design in Salem, Massachusetts, were selected to create a sumptuous bath for the 2018 Design Summit convened by the luxury plumbing brand DXV, Paris’s Musée de l’Orangerie sprang immediately to mind. DXV’s theme for the year was “Art Infusion,” and the Orangerie is where Impressionist master Claude Monet created two oval rooms for his huge studies of water Courtesy of DXV

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lilies. Wilson and Kelsey framed their own oval room with brilliant blue paneling surrounding mural wallpaper from their North Shore neighbors at Zoë Design, and enlisted Boston’s Artaic to fabricate glasstile mosaics of a huge lily blossom and rippling water for a stunning central focus. C’est si beau! | ­Wilson Kelsey Design, w ­ ilsonkelseydesign. com; Zoë Design, z­; Artaic, January–February 2019 | New England Home  27

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Rising Stars

LEFT: Stack + Co. incorporated natural materials from the New England vernacular (stone, red cedar, green fir trusses, pine barnboard, and bluestone) to build a modern house. ABOVE: By using exposed steel plates and steel connectors on locally sawn fir trusses, a traditional element is made to feel contemporary.

Tasked with designing Mayhew Wine Shop in Boston, architect Andrew Wade Keating of Stack + Co. set out to redefine the way we buy wine. His answer was a custom modular plug-in shelving system that can be continually reconfigured to tailor and tweak the shopping experience. He also de-centralized the point of sale and designed movable tasting tables that encourage sampling (and purchasing). This process-driven approach is what sets Stack + Co. apart. “We create these narratives, or conceptual ideas, about every project,” says Keating, one of the firm’s three principals. “Our process is our niche.” The integrated architecture and construction firm applies the same holistic approach to every assignment, and their range is broad: restaurants, museums, breweries, residential new builds, multi-families. The common thread is that their work skews more technical, complex, and even a little experimental. | Stack + Co., Boston and Providence,

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RIGHT: The goal was to design a strikingly modern home in a classic New England town; western red cedar, expanses of glass, and stucco blend the project with its site, even as it stands out from its neighbors.

LEFT: At Mayhew Wine Shop, hickory plywood sheets with CNC-cut perforations allow the display modules to be easily moved and reconfigured; the result is a flexible system for racking the wine and organizing products.

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Doris Barsauskas, the cheerful force behind M ­ acKimmie Co., was raised in Nova Scotia, where most homes were filled with traditional and pleasantly familiar local products. One staple was the MacAusland wool blanket made on Prince Edward Island, and the beauty of these solidly crafted blankets was the inspiration for Barsauskas to open her shop. While her Canadian roots are the touchstone for her product selection, Barsauskas travels the world hunting down the most beautiful of blankets. She attends trade shows from NY Now to Maison et Objet in Paris and journeys to storied mills such as Johnstons of Elgin in

Scotland or John Hanly & Co. Ltd. in Ireland to meet with the craftspeople. The history behind the products and the exacting level of quality control at these mills result in truly heirloom-worthy blankets and throws. Before you invest in one of these beautiful blankets for your own home, Barsauskas suggests you consider how you’ll use it. Washable, durable linen or wool is essential for a family room, while luxurious cashmere fits the bill for a master suite. Blankets of the highest quality may be pricey, she admits, but a bit of research will help you find one that fits both your style and your budget. | Lenox, Mass., 413-637-9060,

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5 1. Design Force Brut seems like an apt name for this armchair, designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, with a masculine frame and bold contrasting color. | Design Within Reach, Cambridge, Mass.,

4. French Twist Gold, pattern, and bold shapes! Jonathan Adler once again proves that more can be delightfully better with his Versailles vases. | Jonathan Adler,

2. Bold Stroke The Amy paper by Tiverton, Rhode Island-based Mayflower Wallpaper lends a painterly quality to your walls with bursting blooms and lush flourishes. | Ailanthus, Boston Design Center,

5. Designed to a T T-pulls from Turnstyle Designs can be made to order by mixing and matching metals and materials, allowing you to finish off your cabinetry with a bespoke look. | Raybern Decorative Hardware, Charlestown, Mass.,

3. Prepster Traditional meets modern in this spunky Kelly-green Lucite lamp designed by Meg Caswell. | Couture, Trellis Home, Hingham, Mass.,

6. California Dreaming Bring the West Coast to the east with the Santa Barbara chairside table, part of a new California-inspired collection by Bernhardt. | Dwellings, Falmouth, Maine,


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6 1. Flower Power Bring glamorous Martyn Lawrence Bullard style to your home with his new line from Corbett Lighting. The Magic Garden chandelier has a glorious mix of metals and an urbane floral design. | Close to Home, South Burlington, Vt., 2. Time to Cocoon While away a cold winter afternoon piled under blankets and reading a good book on the Regent daybed. | Home Remedies, Portland, Maine, 3. The Art of Seduction Is it possible for a faucet to have sex appeal? If so, Skyline by Franz Viegener has it in spades. | Designer Bath, Beverly and Watertown, Mass.,

4. Hugs and Kisses Forget the flowers—give your Valentine these whimsical XO bunching tables and feel the love all year round. | Digs Design Company, Newport, R.I., 5. Watercolor Wabi Sabi trays from Notre Monde were inspired by the shapes and colors of the setting sun in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Put one to use on your cocktail table for a natural touch in your decor. | Lekker, Boston, 6. Blushing Beauty Patterson Flynn Martin has announced several new rug designs by Thomas O’Brien, including Isidore, crafted from wool and silk in a beautiful blush colorway called pink indigo. | Boston Design Center,

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of Deborah Zlotsky, whose abstract paintings and graphite sketches evolve, layer by partly obscuring layer, until the artist finally declares her vision—born as much from chaos as intent—complete. It’s an evolutionary endeavor that Zlotsky sees as a reflection of the unplanned, unpredictable, and ever-changing aspects of modern existence. “It’s kind of the life I lead, running around all the time,” says the Rhode Island School of Design professor, who commutes to Providence weekly from her primary home in upstate New York. “I can make sense of it all in a painting. I think of myself as someone who is connecting, but I am also repairing,” she says. She views her work as a discovery of what author Steven Johnson calls the “adjacent possible,” which he

ABOVE: Risk masquerading as a promise (2018), oil on canvas, 48"H × 60"W. LEFT: On, over, through (2018), oil on canvas, 42"H × 42"W.

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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Unio (2018), oil on canvas, 20"H × 16"W; Quatre (2018), gouache on paper, 14"H × 11"W; Riba Nemesi Llorens (2018), oil on canvas, 20"H × 16"W; On the Wall (2015), chalk on walls installation at Providence College. FACING PAGE: Bewitched (2017), oil on canvas, 48"H × 36"W.

“IF SOMEONE WANTS TO LIVE WITH MY WORK, EVEN IF THEY WANT TO PUT IT IN THEIR BATHROOM, IT’S FINE WITH ME,” SAYS ZLOTSKY. describes as “a kind of a shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.” The theory holds that most great ideas don’t spring from a light-bulb moment but rather the accumulation of knowledge over time, which aptly describes Zlotsky’s artistic process. She works on up to a half-dozen paintings at a time, starting, stopping, and resuming work as creativity ebbs and flows. “I stop painting

when I think they are done,” she states simply. “It’s a process fueled by contingencies.” Her work has been compared to that of Paul Klee, although the artist herself cites Thomas Nozkowski and Terry Winters as influences. “I start with a few relationships and go from there,” connecting shapes, planes, colors, and other elements,” she explains. Early in her career, Zlotsky determined that she would be much more satisfied creating her own artwork than documenting that of others. Still, the skills she garnered while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in art history at Yale and an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Connecticut also have aided her creative process. Philosophically, her work is in part an examination of the “blanding out” experience of growing up in a small, traditional New England town as the descendant of Eastern European immigrants. “It’s hard to have a sense of your identity when you don’t exist in the surrounding culture,” says Zlotsky, a member of one of a handful of Jewish families in her town. The disambiguation she seeks is also rooted in a childhood fascination with taking machines apart and reassembling them. “I’ve always been in this deconstruction mode,” she says. There’s a pronounced aspect of trompe l’oeil to her work, both in the abstract shapes she paints and draws and the layers of gouache and charcoal

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that partly—but not fully—obscure older forms and ideas. “Zlotsky pays attention to color, line, and shape, but more importantly to depth,” writes artist and critic Viktor Witkowski, who sees both monumental and architectural elements in her work. “We can clearly identify geometric shapes, but their outlines take surprising turns that suggest receding and advancing forms.” Lighter shapes contrast with darker ones in the same color value, providing three-dimensionality and, as Witkowski says, pointing “back to what lies beneath them.” “Peer closer and the flat surfaces resolve into a textured density of drips, lines, drools . . . and craters,” says Douglas Glover in Numero Cinq magazine. He

uses the geological term “accreted terrain” to describe the cumulative nature of Zlotsky’s work. Her lively color choices come from a far less technical place, reflecting a pop sensibility honed by a childhood of reading MAD magazine and DC comics. Nordstrom, Capital One, Progressive Insurance, the Waldorf Astoria, and Istanbul’s Borusan Contemporary Art Collection are among the corporate holders of her works, along with the many private collectors who display her paintings and drawings in their homes and offices. “If someone wants to live with my work, even if they want to put it in their bathroom, it’s fine with me,” she says with a laugh.  EDITOR’S NOTE: Deborah Zlotsky is represented

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Metropolitan Life LEFT: The views sold the homeowners on this penthouse apartment. Tall wraparound windows bring an abundance of natural light into the wide-open great room, while the soft palette of gray and white couldn’t be simpler—or more elegant. BELOW: Antique French ornamental gates—a favorite of the Francophile homeowner—create a sense of separation in the office without blocking the light.

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ern architecture. The vibe of the airy space, is both minimalist-modern and globally inspired, thanks to the homeowners’ trove of artisanal pieces and original art. It’s the ultimate in urban sophistication—and whimsy. “My overall aesthetic tends to be relatively minimal, with a focus on clean sightlines and a small number of carefully chosen objects,” says Reid. “In this case, the client’s incredible collections led to a different feel, which really enhanced the project.” Because the wraparound view is so showstopping, the design strategy, says Reid, was “fundamentally focused on incorporating it into the home. From every room, you are reminded of the beauty of Boston.” The designer and her clients opted for bare windows in the common spaces to further enhance the lovely daytime view. And at night, the sparkling lights of the city transform the vista completely. A neutral palette grounds a deceptively simple interior design. All the walls are white, and, with the exception of a dark herringbone floor in the entry, the floors have been finished in whitewashed oak. Everything old has something new surrounding it.


The casual sitting room has a collected feel and relaxed vibe; the demilune and the wooden armchair on the left belonged to the homeowner’s mother. Exposed wood in rich finishes stands in contrast to the whitewashed oak floors and white walls throughout. An assemblage of whimsical figurines from the homeowners’ collection.

“We selected new pieces, including furniture, carpets, and fixtures, and combined them with the clients’ vintage pieces,” says Reid, who favors all things modern. “The older pieces really keep the space from feeling too formal, too precious.” Up-to-the-minute luxury owns the day, but that allows the sometimes-quirky antiques to stand out. “These are things the clients cherish—many belonged to her mother—and they wanted them to have a place of importance,” Reid says. Even as the furnishings are clearly refined, playful notes abound. To give an office some semblance of privacy, Reid fitted the doorway with one of her

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RIGHT: A sitting area in the newer of the merged units has the same sensibility as the great room in the “old” one. FACING PAGE, LEFT TO RIGHT: The newly remodeled kitchen includes a sunny area for casual dining. The kitchen was brightened considerably and given modern touches like the leather-finished marble countertops and a zinc backsplash.


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clients’ treasured finds: a vintage iron gate. Decorative accents skew toward the fanciful—a stylized tree painted on a wall, a stepstool to nowhere, a pillow with a smiley face, a pink sheepskin throw. In the most recent work phase, the kitchen became a streamlined beauty. “The original space lacked life and felt very dark,” says kitchen designer

Meaghan Moynahan of Venegas and Company, a design studio in Boston. “Everything was lightened— from the finishes and fixtures to the overall sense of the space.” Because she had collaborated with Reid in the past, Moynahan says the process of parsing out the many layers of kitchen design was fluid. They worked

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design decision, was made with the clients’ comfort and taste in mind. A thoughtful exchange of ideas between friends helped. “We took a clean, modern aesthetic and paired it with playful and elegant elements. The result was meticulously cohesive,” Reid says. “That it emerged from our combined vision is what I think makes the project so exceptional.”

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enjoyable as entertaining a crowd—are all important considerations. “I want to create a comfortable space, so people will linger over good wine and conversation,” says Meredith Rodday, a designer in Concord, Massachusetts. And don’t forget New England’s seasonal advantages. “Unlike other rooms, we can change the mood by using different place settings,” notes Nantucket designer Carolyn Thayer. “Flowers and low plants add color, and candles create a warm glow, both so important in winter.”

The owners of this Boston-area home tasked Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Designs with turning a personality-free pass-through into an appealing gathering space for meals for their young family. Working with the grasscloth wallcovering and the clients’ Alex Katz and Robert Motherwell prints, Goldberg infused function with a Californiacool vibe. A round Verellen table allows for easy circulation, while the custom double-X base adds a crisp edge. The driftwood-finished Oly chairs wear plush (but still durable) upholstery, and brass nailheads inject oomph. Printed silk curtains are the room’s luxe touch. Goldberg says, “Draperies are a familyfriendly use for a more extravagant fabric, since you don’t sit on them.” INTERIOR DESIGN:

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Subscribing to the philosophy of dining room as jewel box, Courtney Taylor painted the dining room walls in this Pomfret, Vermont, ski house a saturated shade of blue from C2 Paint named Nightspot. “It intensifies the small space, making it gorgeous at night, which is when it is used,” she says. Taylor laid a traditional foundation with a hand-hooked Stark rug in classic American colors and custom built-in cabinetry with leaded-glass doors, then punctuated the scheme with pops of color in contemporary artwork and zingy orange Hwang Bishop lamps. Similarly, a crystal orb hanging from a reclaimed wood beam over a walnut trestle table provides a moment of unexpected bling. “The homeowners host huge holiday gatherings here, but they didn’t want it to feel like a country inn,” Taylor says. “This is an edgier take on a farmhouse.”

Carolyn Thayer’s first order of business in designing a formal dining space for this penthouse in Boston’s Millennium Tower was to relocate it. “In the original layout, the dining area looked into the kitchen,” says Thayer. “Now the focal point is the view.” The homeowner’s silk and wool rug, which the designer cut down for a perfect fit, anchors the space in front of floor-to-ceiling windows. A Holly Hunt chandelier with clear glass orbs floats above a glossy Macassar extension table with white maple accents by Dakota Jackson. “The biggest challenge was finding a fixture that was architecturally interesting but didn’t overpower the view,” Thayer says. Finally, in a grand gesture of juxtaposition, Evita Caune of Riptide Finishes applied a Venetian plaster finish to transform structural columns into decorative wonders. INTERIOR DESIGN: Carolyn Thayer, Carolyn Thayer Interiors PHOTOGRAPHY: Cary Hazlegrove


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“The main goal was to lighten and brighten,” says designer Meredith Rodday of this Wayland, Massachusetts, dining room. After tossing the heavy decor left behind by the home’s former occupants, Rodday covered the walls in sand-colored grasscloth, hung white linen drapes, and replaced the fireplace surround with classic Carrara marble. The second priority was to accommodate the wife’s large extended family. Rodday commissioned Thompson Custom Woodworking to make a thirteen-plus-foot ash table with a clear matte varnish that Rodday says “can take a beating.” A pair of open iron lanterns provide architectural-type interest at the top of the room, while maintaining an airy feel despite not particularly tall ceilings. Underfoot, a blue rug with feminine patterning offsets more masculine leather chairs, and provides color, which was later carried throughout the home. INTERIOR DESIGN: Meredith Rodday, Meredith Rodday Design PHOTOGRAPHY: Jessica Delaney


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While the main portion of this Wellesley home was built in 1855, the dining room occupies a twentieth-century addition that boasts three walls of windows. Starting with the homeowner’s antique Persian rug, the design team at Jan Gleysteen Architects hung red Thibaut drapery with a traditional fruit and foliage pattern. Gleysteen explains, “It adds color to the four corners, and refers back to the original part of the house.” A simple, period-appropriate table with turned legs is surrounded by Windsor-style chairs from Warren Chair Works in Rhode Island. “The chairs create a delightful cage around the table,” Gleysteen says. “If they were solid, it would be boring.” A delicate, curvy chandelier echoes the chairs’ silhouette. Overall, says Gleysteen, it’s a very livable room. “They didn’t want people to feel like they had to be on their best behavior.” INTERIOR DESIGN: Jan Gleysteen



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TOP: Silver plate, gold plate, and bronzehued museum gold plate are among the finishes Edgar Berebi uses for his jewel-like cabinet hardware. Swarovski crystals also make a frequent appearance. BOTTOM: Larger pieces, for refrigerators, tall cabinets, and doors, are designed to complement smaller knobs and pulls.

a different sort of man, the decision • For might have represented a step down. In the mid-

1990s, Edgar Berebi closed down a jewelry business to transition into home decor. At the time, he had a staff of 200 and his work was in every major department store in the country. He’d been in business since 1979, but from now on, he would be making picture frames, stems for wine glasses, and (in 2004 when his wife needed some) cabinet knobs. The big irony? The new products looked even more like fine jewelry than his jewelry. “When I am inspired, I don’t do anything in a small way,” Berebi says. Of all the new products, the hardware—

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which started with just a few cabinet knobs—took off the fastest. Today, he has 1,200 designs, and his website offers a dizzying array of cabinet pulls, knobs, and handles, as well as stemware, knife handles, collectible boxes, mezuzahs, and the occasional surprise item, like a cell phone tray. Intricate and precisely detailed, the pieces reflect a range of styles and periods. You want English manor? Federal style? Midcentury modern? Done, done, done. The face of a knob might have leaf and flower imagery with a mini classical cornice at the circumference. A handle might use abstract motifs, and a finial might look jewel-encrusted. That cell phone






BEREBI TOOK OUT NEWSPAPER ADS THAT ESSENTIALLY SAID, “IF YOU CAN PRODUCE FABERGÉ-QUALITY ITEMS BY ENGRAVING, I HAVE A JOB FOR YOU.” holder? Perhaps the world’s most elegant, made, as it is of Swarovski crystal, pearls, and museum plate gold. In 1992, when he was still making jewelry, Berebi visited Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Ukraine, both because he wanted to protect a dying craft and because he wasn’t finding engraving talent in the States. He took out newspaper ads that essentially said, “If you can produce Fabergé-quality items by engraving, I have a job for you.” Then, he waited for applicants to come to the lobby


of his hotel. If they were indeed working at the level of that famous St. Petersburg firm, known for its lavish eggs but specializing in jewelry, he wanted them. He hired twelve master engravers. Four remain with him; others have been added, always from Europe. Then and now, the engravers make a mold of Berebi’s designs—sometimes taking up to two months to do so—then casters, machiners, finishers (including polishers and platers), and stone setters execute the work in a factory in Providence, Rhode Island. The Old World–New World combination in the production process parallels the work’s range. You might expect to find some Berebi pieces in a castle, others in a more modern high-end home. The more contemporary pieces have a simpler design, but they remain meticulously detailed. Every aspect of a knob, for instance, will have a design from the finial to the face of the knob to the stem. A more modern knob will not have crystals or a leaf pattern from classic architecture, but might still, as in the case of the Winchester knob, have 2,800 dots in a circular pattern around the face of the knob. Not surprisingly, Berebi’s clients tend to be quite wealthy. It’s a decided contrast to the young Berebi, an Egyptian Jew who came via Paris “to the holy city of Brooklyn,” as he says, as a refugee in 1962. He was just eleven, and his family had $1.33 in their pockets.

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FACING PAGE: 1, 2, 3) Whimsical knobs and pulls are crafted with Swarovski crystals and transparent enamel. 4) Back plates, like this one made with guilloché enamel and gold plate, offer an extra touch. 5) The glamour of the 1950s and midcentury modern design is reflected in a collection of hardware. 6) Berkshire knobs in oil-rubbed bronze. BELOW: The Sutton collection knobs and pulls are finished in brass and nickel plate.

Today, Berebi distributes to the trade through licensed interior designers and architectural hardware stores. A 2010 addition to the business was a foundry, so the company now offers a line of bronze door hardware. Berebi jokes that he took this on because his wife, a former jewelry buyer and now partner in the business, thought he wasn’t working hard enough. In fact, he is at loose ends when he isn’t working. He holds 10,800 copyrights, studied architecture and art as a younger man, and describes himself as having “the soul of an artist.” He means to produce museumquality work and leave a legacy. “I am here every day at seven,” he says. “Come Sunday night, I don’t know what to do.” His fantasy? Twenty or thirty years from now, someone might walk into a house that he has supplied and say, “Gut the house, but keep the hardware.”  Edgar Berebi Providence, Rhode Island

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dramatic views from the windows at Boston’s • The State Room were matched by the beautiful floral decorations created by Marc Hall Design as New England’s residential design community gathered to celebrate the twelfth annual New England Design Hall of Fame gala. A lively cocktail hour kicked off the evening. Guests caught up with each other over signature cocktails (and lined up for their chance to ham it up in a photo booth) before settling in for dinner and the awards ceremony. The honors began with a presentation of the 2018 New England Design

Hall of Fame charitable contribution, which was accepted by Suzanne Picher on behalf of Heading Home, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Greater Boston. The audience cheered enthusiastically as emcee Stacy Kunstel shared the work of the inductees and presented each of them an award crafted by Simon Pearce. This year, the honorees were Mark P. Finlay, Mark P. Finlay Architects; Brian J. Mac, Birdseye; Mollie S. Johnson, Mollie Johnson Interiors; Robert Marzilli, R.P. Marzilli & Company; and David Webster, Webster & Company.

1. New England Home’s Stacy Kunstel and Kathy Bush-Dutton drawing the winner of this year’s Great Giveaway prize | 2. Courtney Taylor of Taylor Interior Design, Charles Myer of Charles R Myer & Partners, and Sarah Lawson of S+H Construction | 3. Inductee Robert Marzilli thanks his family | 4. Janine Dowling of Janine Dowling Design, Bill Burg of Webster & Company, Merrie Pendlebury of Wolfers Lighting, Kathleen Hay of Kathleen Hay Designs, and Jennifer Custard of Elms Interior Design | 5. Caroline Brooke, Alexandra Johnson, inductee Mollie S. Johnson, and Whit Johnson ham it up at the Swoon Booth | 6. Beautiful decor by Marc Hall Design sets the scene  | 7. Guests enjoying the Swoon Booth | 8. New England Home’s Stacy Kunstel with Hall of Fame inductee David Webster  | 9. The State Room had a festive air | 10. New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Kyle Hoepner kicking off a night of celebration

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Architecture. The firm is located in a renovated nineteenth-century barn in the center of Duxbury. Inspired by the great architecture of New England, Campbell Smith designs homes that capture the elegance, style, and character of the past while incorporating the requirements of twenty-first-century living. They relish the opportunity to work outside of standard models

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LDa Architecture & Interiors, LLP.


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ally, resulting in homes where the architecture and interiors are a true reflection of the homeowner’s lifestyle and lasting examples of quality residential design. Founded in 1992, our project experience is extensive; including both modest and expansive new homes, renovations and additions, interior design services, and

sustainable design. As a successful New England firm, LDa has received numerous accolades, including awards from AIA New England, the Boston Society of Architects, and the American Institute of Architects, and has been featured in many local and national publications and books.


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➊ New modern glass additions blend seamlessly into the historic façade of this Tudor-style home, opening to the outdoor patio and pool. ➋ Wall-to-wall windows open to showcase a serene lakeside view in this cozy guest retreat. ➌ Copper pendants add a pop of warmth in this contemporary kitchen, featuring a custom marble backsplash and concrete island counter. ➍ Creating a grand entrance, a pivoting door opens into this contemporary home to reveal a light-filled foyer.

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Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors


ur work is like no other, because our homes are uniquely designed for clients who want a personal and inspiring place to live. Our homes share timeless elegance and harmony with their sites. We have no preconceived style that dictates our approach, only ones best suited to the site and the preferences of the owners. Clients come to us because they appreciate and aspire to a 84  New England Home | January-February 2019

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high level of design. Customizing interesting floorplans, using quality materials, and incorporating specialty details throughout the home are our trademarks, with styles ranging from classical to modern. Collaborating with our clients is essential to developing awardwinning homes of distinction. Our job is to successfully take clients through the excitement of the design process, offering options and

creating solutions. Clients can follow their home’s development through expressive, hand-drawn renderings. John I. Meyer, Jr., AIA LEED AP, artistically renders his visions of the architectural work to ensure that clients fully understand the outcome. These hand-drafted records become treasured keepsakes. For more than 35 years we have offered a full suite of architectural


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and interior design services, coordinating every aspect of designing and building beautiful homes. Projects of any scope, whether a renovation, addition, or a completely new build, deserve the same approach—clever, responsible design work. We place the highest priority on client satisfaction. Our homes are designed to be cherished for generations and to last for centuries. 2019 January-February | New England Home  85

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Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC


ne of the industry’s true visionaries, Patrick Ahearn, FAIA, continues to enrich and elevate New England’s architectural landscape by bringing history to life through his fascination with—and expertise in—historically motivated architecture. Whether designing custom homes based on historical precedent or restoring/renovating period homes to incorporate modern flourishes,

every project is rooted in its site, is scaled to its surroundings, and looks and feels as though it has stood the test of time. Patrick’s 45 years of experience allows him to be versatile in project type and location; however, his prestige most notably stems from his endeavors to preserve the historic Edgartown Village on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Having renovated or built more than 160

houses and public buildings there, Patrick is celebrated for significantly enhancing the overall streetscape and public realm while esteeming the aesthetic and history of the locale. Patrick has earned many honors, including advancement into the Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects, being the selected architect for the HGTV Dream Home 2015, earning five Bulfinch Awards, and more.

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“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.”

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Polhemus Savery DaSilva


olhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) has spent more than two decades designing and building beautiful custom homes throughout New England. As a fully integrated architecture, construction, landscape architecture, and property services firm for new construction and renovations, PSD collaborates closely with clients to create timeless and characterful homes that work for the way each client lives now, are 88  New England Home | January-February 2019

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adaptable for the future, and remain beloved for generations to come. Featured here is a home on a highly visible in-town site. Its iconic location called for an iconic house, and that is essentially what the owners requested—a house that passersby see as something special. Fitting into the regulated historic district of the eclectic village was also critical. A large, vertical projecting bay is balanced by a horizontal porch spanning

much of the facade, and by large roof overhangs. The porch is interrupted by a slightly projecting pedimented bay and abstracted fan light that announce entry. A lion and family crest weathervane sits above the side facade and playfully beckons visitors. A portion of the yard is graded and covered with a rock garden to allow walk-out for a lower level that helps accommodate the needs of a large extended family on a village-sized site. ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY BRIAN VANDEN BRINK

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➊ Gracious and inviting; friendly and playful; of our time but comfortable in any. ➋ The kitchen is a busy place that is well-lit and wellappointed—the true heart of the home. ➌ The lion and family crest announce the side façade, facing a side street, as important too. ➍ Front door and front porch allow outlook on village activity—a great perch for the 4th of July parade.

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Rob Bramhall Architects


n practice since 1991, Rob Bramhall Architects designs fine custom residences and vacation properties throughout the Northeast, Canadian Maritimes, coastal South, and mountains of the American West. Led by architect Rob Bramhall, the firm is organized as a small studio-team of professionals who bring a range of skills in site design, architecture, and interiors to each project. Bramhall is passionate about his

work and is a stickler for making sure his projects are well-designed and solidly built. His plans are precise, so contractors know exactly what to do, and he stays on top of even the smallest details. He credits his background in the construction industry—Rob began framing houses at age 15— with providing him with an intimate understanding of the building process. It is the personal attention that Bramhall pays to each of his proj-

ects that sets the firm apart. “When we take on a project, we are totally heads-in and hands-on; we live and breathe it,” he says. “Our clients know that they can reach out with questions and ideas any time, day or night.” He adds, “When it comes to lifestyle, it’s all about ‘getting it’ and then going the distance on every level for our clients —which for us often means all the way to chilling their wine and lighting that first fire.”

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➊ Carolina Lowcountry architecture is the inspiration for this private family compound at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. ➋ Casual-refined living, New England style, overlooking Cotuit Harbor on Cape Cod. ➌ Woods warm the cook’s corner of this fullyrenovated nineteenth-century home in Andover’s historic district. ➍ With a nod to the mountains of the West, this Sunday River ski house is equally at home in New England snow.

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Bereznicki Architects


home… How do I make it uniquely yours? A home that truly supports who you are? How do I design your home in a way that holds up a mirror to you? I ask myself: What can I use as a starting point, as the spark that gets amplified and refined, until it becomes a strong light, capable of suggesting a yet unexpressed reality? I had the good fortune to spend my childhood in Europe, surrounded by the

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product of many generations of intense architectural thought. This early exposure to undiluted authenticity has had a lasting effect on my design instinct. I strive to look beyond the surface, to find the essence of the design. I approach each project with a humility that is open to the unspoken intentions of my client and a commitment to reflect my client’s spirit. – Ivan Bereznicki, AIA

Bereznicki Architects Cambridge • Osterville (617) 354-5188


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Chip Webster Architecture


building requirements, arguably among est known for its elegant, yet the most stringent in the United States, individual home design, the the firm is renowned for its navigation firm of Chip Webster Archiof regulatory processes in projects tecture (CWA) has been exploring nationwide. With a reputation for creative solutions in ecologically artistic collaboration, the company sensitive architecture, interior design, works closely with clients, engineers, community planning, and historic and contractors in all project phases, preservation since 1983. from cultivating the client’s initial vision Led by MIT graduate Chip Webster, to theacompletion of construction. the Nantucket-based CWA design yet strong attention to detail, efficient Best known for its elegant, firm’ offerings team integrates client inspiration andfirm of Theuse of sspace, and aare notable creative individual home design, the richness. Well versed inconcept Nantucket Chip Webster including progressive design withArchitecture the use of (CWA) comprehensive, design and building requirements, been exploring creative solutionsdevelopment, a complete design renewablehas resources. arguably amongmanagement. the most stringent ecologically sensitive and project Within Projectsinrange in scope from architecture,oeuvre, United States, the firm is renowned interior design, community planning,CWA’the s diverse portfolio of residential, classic island cottages to mixed-use for its navigation of regulatory and historic preservation since 1983. commercial, and master planning communities. CWA’ s designs reflect a processes in projects nationwide. With For more than twenty-five years, the the credofor ofartistic creating spaces that strong attention toworked detail, nationally efficient use of its designs, a reputation collaboration, firm has from surprise, delight, and inspire is space, andNantucket a notable office. creative richness. with Led by MIT graduate the company works closely evident firm’s work. Well versed in Nantucket and teamthroughout clients,the engineers, and contractors in Chip Webster, thedesign CWA design

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integrates client inspiration and progressive design with the use of renewable resources. Projects range in scope from classic island cottages to mixed-use communities. CWA’s designs reflect

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all project phases, from cultivating the client’s initial vision to the completion of construction. The firm’s offerings are comprehensive, including concept development, a complete design

oeuvre, and project management. With CHIP WEBSTER CWA’s diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, and master planning Webster designs,Chip the credo of Architecture creating spaces Amelia and Driveinspire is that surprise,9delight, Nantucket, MA 02554 evident throughout the firm’s work. 508-228-3600

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Curl Simitis architecture + design


t Curl Simitis architecture + design, we believe in the enduring integrity of craft, and we believe in the importance of architecture to be an expression of its time. In an area as rich with history as New England, the balance between the two is where we find the most potential for meaningful design solutions, whether in a renovation or a new house. We’re modernists at heart, but finding the appropriate 94  New England Home | January-February 2019

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expression of our clients’ personalities balanced with context is our favorite part of the process and is what we do best. Architects Matt Simitis and Richard Curl created the firm in 2014 and were joined by interior designer Courtney Driver shortly thereafter. Although a young firm, they have a combined 60 years of experience in residential design.


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Hisel Flynn Architects, Ltd.


e had a vision, but we also wanted someone who could expand our thinking about how our home could better fit our life. Katie and Dan over-delivered. Their skill, attention to detail, and design instincts make an incredible package. Their consultative approach made us feel listened to and professionally guided through the project. They were responsive, clear, and account-


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able. Our results, and our experience with this team, far surpassed what we ever would have expected.” –S.K., Arlington Katie Flynn and Dan Hisel focus on modern interventions and contemporary design, building and improving homes throughout New England. The firm has won numerous awards, including an AIA New England Honor Award in 2017.

Hisel Flynn Architects, Ltd. 1165R Massachusetts Ave., Suite 203 Arlington, MA 02476 781-316-0322

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Latitude, LLC


atitude was formed in 2016 by three partners that have been creating fine architecture throughout New England for 28 years on the Cape & Islands and Boston Metro West. Our work can also be found in Montana, Florida, Georgia, and the Caribbean. We have expertise in renovations and new-home construction. Latitude enjoys creating strong relationships with both clients and builders, and we take pride in designing homes that are timeless and built to last.

Client satisfaction is forefront to the Latitude mission, and that is manifest in the artistic process that develops the clients’ needs, wants, and vision. Latitude brings no preconceived ideas of style but an intuitive process that is driven by the site and the client’s desires and wishes. Latitude can work to any scale and budget, with the understanding that all of our commissions demand and receive the same responsible approach to quality design. Our homes are timeless and support our clients’ families for generations.

This Grayton Beach Preserve cottage is one of several in this exclusive gated Gulf-front beach community. It is a summer home for a family of 4 on a 50’x100’ lot.


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This winter vacation house was designed to reflect its use and its location. Decorative cutouts at the ends of vertically applied board sheathing evoke Alpine cottages, while hefty brackets under the deep roof overhangs pay homage to traditional Vermont barns.

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A house tucked into the side of a Vermont mountain makes it easy for a family to indulge their passion for skiing. Text by Regina Cole | Photography by Jim Westphalen | Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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Local Vermont granite gives considerable heft to the great room, where a double-sided fireplace rises to a soaring peak in the living room. Interior designer Denise Salomon made ample use of black metal for the lighting fixtures, fireplace accessories, small side tables and, unexpectedly, in the accents on the upholstered chairs.

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“It’s a big, heavy, stone room, but, at the same time, it’s very transparent,” says Mark Finlay. “The inside reflects the outside. You can see five different ski hills from this room.”

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Anyone who skis knows that getting to the mountain is the toughest part of it. The day’s best skiing is early in the morning, when the trails still wear fresh, untouched snow, but being among the first on the lifts can mean driving on icy winter roads in the near dark—no fun at all. Carolyn and Rob Brennan figured that out years ago. “We have been skiing at Stratton Mountain in Vermont for thirty-three years,” Carolyn says. “When our third and youngest child committed to liking skiing, we committed to the mountain.” The Brennans, whose primary home is in Westchester, New York, sealed that commitment by buying a plot of land on the side of Stratton Mountain, 2,500 feet up. They brought in Connecticut architect Mark Finlay to help them create a 10,000-squarefoot, six-bedroom family vacation home, a getaway

that not only sits on their favorite mountain, but is surrounded by ski trails. When the Brennans go skiing, they schuss right out the door of the house. “Their kids are all great skiers,” the architect says. “They ski out the front door; there’s a ski room right next to the main entrance. They can also ski out of the upper foyer.” That upstairs foyer is the result of what he describes as “a tricky building site. It’s very steep.” The house Finlay designed nestles into the slope and honors the alpine heritage of his clients’

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favorite sport with its exterior detailing of vertical board sheathing subtly ornamented with decorative cutouts. The peaked roof ’s overhanging eaves are supported by hefty brackets, a nod to Vermont barn architecture. Extra-thick, taper-sawn cedar roof shingles ensure strength for years to come. The U-shaped house is grounded by a central entry flanked by asymmetric wings. “The two sides of the house step up with the topography,” Finlay explains. “They are organized around the central staircase. It’s a complex house, but feels simple.” As construction on the house progressed, Finlay and his clients encountered some unexpected complexities. Close proximity to ski trails meant that the

noise of snowmaking guns and grooming equipment, which run at night, needed to be filtered out. Finlay addressed that issue by installing extra-heavy window glass. He and the Brennans also discovered that one of the snowmaking guns sprayed snow directly into the octagonal screened porch. With window glazing and radiant heat under the stone floor, the porch became a sunny, warm, and dry winter room that turns back into a screened porch in the summer. Denise Salomon, an interior designer based in Sag Harbor, New York, began to work with Carolyn as soon as plans were drawn up. The two are fast friends, having met years ago as designer and client. “Carolyn’s taste is more on the traditional side, but

LEFT: The rustic dining table is drawn close to the fireplace, its head chairs covered with caramel leather while the side chairs wear a subtle plaid. RIGHT: The kitchen’s attention-grabbing stone-clad wall is softened by a white tile backsplash; a heavy lintel beam is an example of the new use of old materials.

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Mark Finlay, Mark P. Finlay Architects Interior design: Denise Salomon Builder: Mike Lynn, Rocky Dell Builders Landscape design: Steve Jones, Mettowee Mill Nursery

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“The two sides of the house step up with the topography. They are organized around the central staircase. It’s a complex house, but feels simple,” says Finlay.

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LEFT: The treads of the central staircase change from stone to wood as they ascend. RIGHT: The master bath is one of the few rooms where curtains were used, softening the windows while imparting a sense of privacy. BELOW: A fireplace warms the master bedroom’s sitting area.

definitely not cluttered,” Salomon says. “For this house, she wanted neutrals, not florals.” Rob, too, got in on the fun. “As we progressed, he became increasingly interested in using local materials,” Carolyn says. The soaring great room reflects both Carolyn’s desire for tranquility and Rob’s interest in keeping things local. Occupying the longer of the projecting wings, this is a dramatic space, where the ceiling beams and rafters rise to a lofty peak above walls lined with local granite. Three enormous black iron chandeliers illuminate a collection of comfortable furniture scaled to fit the large room and outfitted in blue-gray upholstery that echoes the color of the granite. Vast windows look out to the peaks and valleys all around. “I like to use blue grays: I think they are soothing,” says Salomon. “And Carolyn likes light and bright rooms.” To make the most of the stunning views and to enhance that brightness, Salomon decided against window treatments.

“It’s a big, heavy, stone room, but, at the same time, it’s very transparent,” Finlay says. “The inside reflects the outside. You can see five different ski hills from this room.” A double-sided fireplace, also built of local granite, separates this gathering space from the kitchen and dining room. On the great room side, the stone climbs to meet the peak of the cathedral ceiling, while on the dining side, Finlay created a cozier atmosphere by lowering the ceiling to single-story height. As in the great room, the palette is a quiet echo of the stone, with side chairs outfitted in subtle plaid and head chairs in caramel leather surrounding a rustic wood table. The well-used kitchen (the whole family loves to cook, Carolyn says) also sports granite-clad walls. Two stone niches flanking the stove’s white tile backsplash provide for pretty display, while above, a massive beam acts as a lintel. Like the antique reclaimed oak flooring, the beam was salvaged locally, loved for its hand-hewn marks and aged patina. Rustic metal makes a strong design statement throughout the home—in the stools and light fixtures of the kitchen, in the clever twisted-metal accents on the great room’s upholstered chairs, and, especially, in the central hall’s stair railings. As the stairway ascends, its treads switch from stone to wood, signaling a change from the public areas below to the January–February 2019 | New England Home  105

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warmth and privacy of bedrooms above. Carolyn and Rob’s second-floor master suite is a sanctuary of its own, with a stone fireplace anchoring a sitting area and—through the master bath—a rear patio that holds another fireplace and a spa for warming up and soothing muscles after a long day on the slopes. Here, the stone paving is heated to keep the snow at bay, and although a trail passes by just

below, Carolyn says, “It feels very private. It’s one of our favorite places.” Of course, in a house this well-used and wellloved, choosing just one favorite spot is no easy decision. It’s a safe bet that, for this family of passionate skiers, the whole house is exactly where they belong once winter arrives  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 170.

ABOVE: An octagonal screened porch became a winter room with glazing and radiant heat under the floor and behind the granite wainscoting. LEFT: With its fireplace and hot tub, the upper level’s rear patio is a favorite spot to warm up and relax sore skiing muscles. FACING PAGE: The patio is kept snowfree with heating under the stone pavers.

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Designer Tyler Karu wanted to create a “wow” moment in every room, so she turned part of the dining room into a picture gallery and chose Hague Blue walls to play up the gilded frames. FACING PAGE: The gallery is visible from the entry hall, which was painted thundercloud gray and leavened with white trim and a vintage modern console table.

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Home At Last

The move from Texas might seem quite a leap, but one young family finds its heart’s desire on the coast of Maine. Text by Fred Albert | Photography by Erin Little

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hree years ago, Jared Martin visited Maine on a business trip and was instantly smitten. Returning home to Houston, the IT specialist persuaded his wife, Heather, to join him for a visit. The couple and their two young

children spent the summer in Maine and began flying up from Texas every chance they got. Although Heather, a marketing executive, was eager to move to the Pine Tree State, Jared was reluctant to make a commitment. Then, in November 2016, he suffered a heart attack. He was only thirtyeight years old. “I took it as a wake-up call that maybe I needed to change my priorities in life,” he says. Four months later, with the remains of a nor’easter still blanketing the ground, the Martin family waded through three feet of snow to check out an 1875 sea captain’s house in Bath. Despite its jaundiced color palette and some unfortunate renovations, “the house just kind of spoke to us,” Jared says. The deal was cinched when six-year-old Leighton turned to her parents and said, “Mommy and Daddy, this is the one.”

Jared had collected antiques for years, but they never looked right in his suburban Houston home. Now, with a historic house to furnish, he pursued his passion with renewed vigor, snapping up vintage lighting fixtures and plucking French antiques and 200-year-old paintings out of the grass at Texas’s legendary Round Top Antiques Fair. There was only one problem. “I like the hunt,” Jared confesses. “What I don’t like to do is put it all together.” With Heather’s blessing, he approached Falmouth, Maine, interior designer Tyler Karu with a proposition: she could decorate the home as long as he could acquire the furnishings. Although the designer was wary of the arrangement at first, Jared won her over with his savvy shopping and discerning eye. Karu drew up a list of items he should look for, and insisted on seeing images of every piece before

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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: The living room’s cool palette of blues and grays is enlivened with a playful mix of styles and unexpected touches like African-print pillows. Homeowner Jared Martin collects antique portraits because he likes interesting faces and the stories they tell. A leather Chesterfield sofa offers a kid-proof perch for TV viewing.

PROJECT TEAM Interior design: Tyler Karu, Tyler Karu Design & Interiors Builder: Chuck Frohmiller, Frohmiller Construction

he purchased it (in one instance, nixing nearly a hundred choices before giving her approval). “I was very honest if I felt something wasn’t going to work,” acknowledges the designer, who now counts the Martins among her closest friends. While Jared’s main decorating goal was to respect the history of the home, Karu encouraged him to venture outside his comfort zone with finishes and furnishings that would bring the Greek Revival house into the twenty-first century. Because her clients prefer cool colors, she traded the home’s watery pastels for a moody array of blues and grays from Farrow & Ball. (“They do a very good job of mixing colors that are appropriate to old New England homes,” the designer notes.) Jared did all of the painting himself—often while working. “I’m on a lot of conference calls, so I would be talking while rolling,” he recalls with a laugh. January–February 2019 | New England Home  111

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CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PAGE: A vintage chandelier illuminates a nineteenthcentury Belgian table in the dining room, whose ceiling Jared painted gold—much to his designer’s delight. Jared channels culinary idol Thomas Keller in the kitchen, where graphic cement tiles cover the walls. Prancing zebras greet guests in the front vestibule.

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A classic Scalamandré wallpaper covered with cavorting zebras greets visitors in the home’s front vestibule, dispelling any expectations of seacoast convention. “I knew I wanted a wallpaper that wasn’t nineteenth-century,” Karu says. “I wanted it to feel more modern and fun.” Drama of a different sort awaits in the entry hall, where walls the color of a thundercloud instill an air of stark solemnity, relieved by a framed Hermès scarf and fanciful ginger jars arrayed atop a contemporary console table (the item that survived all those vetoes). “We were looking for an unexpected combination of pieces that was appropriate to the style of the house, but didn’t feel too stuffy,” the designer explains. In the living room, which doubles as the family’s TV room, portraits from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries surround a kid-friendly leather Chesterfield, a sturdy trunk table, and a pair of precious 1830s French bergères (covered in ecru linen, no less). “Our house is not a museum,” Jared says, nonchalantly. “If they survived 150-plus years, I think they’ll handle our children.” To keep the room from feeling too formal, Karu framed the windows with gauzy linen curtains and added throw pillows fashioned from ticking and African Kuba cloth. Jared had always dreamed of having a room that January–February 2019 | New England Home  113

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ur house is not a museum. If the antiques survived 150-plus years, I think they’ll handle our children,” says homeowner Jared Martin.

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was entirely blue, so Karu chose a majestic Hague Blue for the dining room walls and trim. Once the paint went up, the off-white ceiling felt drab by comparison, so Jared picked up his roller and painted it a sumptuous burnished gold. “It doesn’t read as metallic when you’re in there; it just gives off a kind of glow,” Karu says, approvingly. A gallery wall filled with gilt-framed paintings dominates the sitting area on the other side of the room—part of Karu’s strategy to create a “big moment” in every space. There’s no doubt what the big moment is in the kitchen. Working with Frohmiller Construction, the designer gutted the room, replacing the upper cabinets with graphic expanses of black-and-white

cement tile. (A separate pantry compensates for the lost storage.) “We wanted the kitchen to be fairly timeless,” Karu says, “but we also wanted that ‘wow’ moment.” Snowy Shaker cabinets topped with leathered Brazilian granite continue the black-and-white motif, while a 160-year-old Persian rug adds a splash of color underfoot. Although there’s a small table, the family prefers to eat their meals in the dining room, hauling out the Tiffany china and sterling flatware even when there’s barbecue on the menu. The downstairs water closet was expanded to full bathroom size and fitted with a tub (since the family is fond of baths). When it came time to paint the room, Jared, Heather, and Karu each favored a different shade of blue, so the designer posted all three options on Instagram and asked her followers to vote. “Overwhelmingly, they chose my color,” Jared recalls with bemused pride. “I felt great about that.” In the end, the home was really the winner. “We restored the character of the house that years of renovations had watered down. I think we brought it back to life,” Karu says. “Now it feels like the home it’s supposed to be.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 170.

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Karu angled the bed in the master bedroom, adding a halo of antique plates above the headboard and a vintage Murano chandelier. FACING PAGE, LEFT TO RIGHT: In the expanded downstairs bath, an old dresser was turned into a vanity with the faucet mounted on the wall to provide more depth for the sink. The tub is new, as is the pendant light— one of the few contemporary fixtures in the house.

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A classic New England saltbox, renovated and expanded to become a family retreat, sits nestled in a forest outside a ski mountain in Wilmington, Vermont.

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They call it the snow globe: CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: An addition

to the back of the house, featuring wall-to-wall windows and French doors that open to a heated patio, was dubbed “the snow globe” by the family for its enchanted, cozy feel when the flakes fall. A chic console doubles as a mini cocktail bar, perfect for entertaining. Accents like a rustic cowhide and this Lillian August ottoman/coffee table, made from a kilim rug, add warmth and mountain-house flair.

the room where you can while away hours with a cup of tea and a blanket, surrounded by wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows and with the fireplace aglow, watching the snow drift down around you. It’s exactly the feeling interior designer Lisa Ehrlich was going for when she sketched out plans for the overhaul of the classic New England saltbox she and her husband purchased in Wilmington, Vermont. “There’s something so magical about sitting in that space and watching it snow,” Ehrlich says. “The house is nestled on the property in a way that, when you

look out a window, you don’t see another house. It feels really special, like a retreat.” And that’s essentially how the Ehrlich family spends every weekend in the winter (not to mention key leaf-peeping weekends in the fall and at least a full week in the summer). Ehrlich and her husband spent an entire ski season looking at potential homes that could serve as a sanctuary for themselves and their school-aged kids. They were the first to see the picturesque, if dated, home when it hit the market, and put in an offer immediately. “It felt cozy and rustic inside,” Ehrlich says. “When we walked in and saw all of the barn wood

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that’s 100-plus years old and original to the home—those big planks are hard to find!—I instantly knew I could make the house what we wanted.” They closed on a Friday morning, and the construction crew arrived that afternoon. Ehrlich had already roughed out her vision on a scrap of paper and

PROJECT TEAM Interior design: Lisa Ehrlich, Lisa Ehrlich Designs Builder: Rob Wadsworth, Vermont Barns

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handed it off to design-build firm Vermont Barns to bring to life. That first weekend, they gutted the entire kitchen and the bathrooms and ripped up all the carpeting. Eventually, they blew out a kitchen wall and a great room wall to build the snow-globe addition, complete with a deck warmed by industrialstrength heat lamps—perfect for sipping a cup of cocoa in the mountain air when the temps dip into the single digits. They added a lower garage to the back of the house: a forty-foot-long rectangle they dubbed “the sports garage,” which houses snowmobiles, mountain bikes, and “all kinds of toys,” Ehrlich says. Another garage addition, featuring a loft designed to be a party space and a sizeable area for kitchen storage and setup, further adds to the home’s entertainment appeal. All told, they doubled the home’s size to 3,500 square feet. Still, Ehrlich notes, she worked hard to preserve the home’s historic integrity. She kept the narrow farmhouse stairs RIGHT: A mix of mountain furnishings, modern accents, and whimsical artwork makes for a charming rustic-chic breakfast nook. BELOW: The home’s name, “Out of Bounds,” is laser-cut into the mudroom floor in a welcoming gesture to family and guests. FACING PAGE: A compact kitchen boasts sleek grays and floor-toceiling handmade Spanish tile that plays off the herringbone pattern of the porcelain hardwood flooring.

to maintain the rustic mountain-house appeal, and the century-old barn wood walls continue to be a show-stopper. The original cedar exterior siding was replaced with reclaimed wood, in keeping with the mountain-cabin aesthetic. Blending that rustic cabin feel with a sleek, updated vibe is a testament to Ehrlich’s nuanced vision—and proof that a mountain house can have antler chandeliers without feeling kitschy and herringbone porcelain flooring without looking too modern. A palette of warm woods and cool grays is punctuated with

bright mustard yellow in the window treatments in the kids’ room and the occasional stool or pillow. Ehrlich’s design hinges on a few key philosophies. First, prioritizing both form and functionality. Pieces were selected for their visual appeal and their usefulness in a family setting. Antler hooks on the backs of the bathroom doors are a lifesaver with mountain-house flair for a mom who cringes at wet towels on the floor. A vaguely industrial armoire in the kids’ bedroom is “both a neat storage solution and a decorative way to showcase January–February 2019 | New England Home  121

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“Early on, my husband and I said, ‘We want to have family memories when our children our grown.’ When we’re there, we’re a family unit; we don’t let other things distract us.”

RIGHT: Bright yellow window coverings and throw blankets in the kids’ bedroom add subtle energy to the woodsy palette. BELOW: An industrial cabinet showcasing ski sweaters meets both form and function needs of a modern ski house. FACING PAGE: Open shelving, boldly patterned floor tiles, and a custom shower curtain lend fun and practicality to the kids’ Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

ski sweaters,” Ehrlich says. Details throughout speak to her thoughtful brand of design. “In every place, I tried to make comfort and togetherness a priority,” she says. “Even on the daybed, there isn’t a high side or large pillows. If you’re lying there, I wanted you to be able to look left or right to talk to someone, or be able to look out the windows.” Second, a clever use of space, which allows room for charming extras like the small two-drawer console in the main living area that doubles as a bar and works perfectly to tuck in two extra stools. “It looks nice for layering,” Ehrlich says, “but if we have people over, there are options for additional seating without having more pieces taking up lots of space.” Third, the belief that beautiful spaces can integrate both high-end and off-theshelf furnishings and accessories. Rooms are peppered with anchor furniture from Lillian August, and accented with, say, a lighting fixture from Lowe’s (in the breakfast nook) or vintage oversized lightup wall initials from HomeGoods (in the kids’ bedroom.). The overall effect? Welledited, high-quality, and approachable. Ehrlich also invested in whimsical details that complete the home’s personality. Arresting black-and-white prints by Coloradan Leslie Le Coq lend an inspired, country vibe to the home and tie the rooms together, while Slim Aarons’s photograph Lounging in Verbier is noth-

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ABOVE: Custom log beds painted black play off the blackand-white prints and custom drapes in the kids’ guestroom for an effect that’s “mountain house” without being too “log cabin.” RIGHT: Porcelain hardwood tile meets stone shower tile for a serene master bathroom. FACING PAGE: The master bedroom, with its rustic wood walls and arrow decor, muted bedding, and modern Lucite nightstands, is a mélange of styles that work in perfect harmony.

ing if not perfectly ski-house chic. And a leather lighting fixture crafted by women artisans in South Africa is a conversation piece in the great room. “When you turn it on, it’s like artwork, in a way,” Ehrlich

says. “It illuminates through each strand, and because it’s leather, it really works in a mountain house. I fell in love with the idea of supporting these women.” One of her favorite custom touches? The Ehrlichs named the house “Out of Bounds” due to its proximity to a local ski mountain—not quite ski-in-ski-out, but just beyond the property lines—and as a play on how they view their time at their Vermont hideaway. They immortalized the moniker around the house: on a sign commissioned from the company that makes the ski mountain’s actual trail signs; on a custom-made shower curtain; and laser-cut on the black-and-white tile floor of the mudroom, inviting their guests into a little bit of their family story. “Early on, my husband and I said, ‘We want to have family memories when our children our grown.’ When we’re there, we’re a family unit; we don’t let other things distract us.” Indeed, the memories are piling up every weekend the Ehrlichs spend out of bounds in their very own snow globe retreat.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 170. January–February 2019 | New England Home  125

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Working with Boston’s Krakow Witkin Gallery and Jules Place, the designer and her clients found contemporary art that beautifully complements the old room. In the same congenial spirit, modern furnishings and fixtures look right at home with the living room’s classic architectural details.

A New Tomorrow A host of nineteenth-century architectural details make a beautiful backdrop for a designer’s bold, contemporary vision.

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LEFT: “The dining room’s focus is the wallpaper,” explains designer Kristine Irving, who also chose Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue paint for the ceiling. BELOW: Irving brought the dramatic color into the family room, too, coating the bookshelves and window seat as a contrast to the room’s paler walls. FACING PAGE: A favorite gathering space, the family room includes Michael Mazur’s painting White Water and a game table for hours of fun.

Achieving the right mix of past and present, however, is a tricky business. Fortunately for this renovation, the yin and yang were balanced. Architect Juan Guillermo Uribe Rubio recalls how he and his partner, Monika Zofia Pauli, reacted on their first visit. “Our jaws dropped when we saw the living room moldings,” he says. “The historical details were impeccable and part of the home’s patina and charm.” As much as interior designer Kristine Irving also admired the ornamental woodwork, she was concerned about practicality. Her objective is making sure every room she designs functions as beautifully as it looks. “If it’s not practical, it’s useless,” she says. So, while the architects focused primarily on structural issues, Irving set about conjuring a boldly contemporary home that, at the same time, didn’t


ime hadn’t diminished the nineteenth-century grandeur. In keeping with its Italianate style, the house featured tall windows, spacious rooms, and, best of all, spectacular woodwork. There’d been a fire years ago, but the building had weathered that horrid event, too. When the owners, busy professionals with young children, came upon the place, there was no doubt that it was right for them. Except, of course, nothing is ever 100 percent perfect. Gorgeous architecture aside, the 6,100-squarefoot house required mechanical updates. To meet today’s efficiency demands, the dated kitchen and baths had to go. The master suite was hollering for a fresh layout, and the neglected basement level was ripe for a major overhaul. In truth, the house needed an injection of modernity.

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Pauli & Uribe Architects Interior design: Kristine Irving, Koo de Kir Architectural Interiors Builder: Adams + Beasley

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LEFT: The chic mudroom incorporates a custom shade and a handy apron-front sink for washing hands. BELOW: To ensure the kitchen counters stay clear, Irving devised a bonanza of storage. FACING PAGE: The kitchen’s dining area sports an arresting acrylic on panel by Duy Huynh and a contemporary Apparatus chandelier in blackened brass.


hesitate to flaunt its pedigree where it mattered most. From top to bottom, dramatic changes took place. All along the way, the general contractor, Adams + Beasley, was there to help meld the new with the old. “Finishes and proportions are particularly important in a phenomenal house such as this,” says principal Eric Adams. The basement makeover alone included wine, media, and craft rooms along with a steam shower. Cognizant that kids translate to snowy boots and wet sneaks, Irving also laid out a delightful mudroom on the main floor, giving every family member a wallpaper-lined cubby equipped with a roll-out footwear tray. The kitchen was gutted and up rose an organized room with durable Caesarstone counters and tall Caesarstone backsplashes that incorporate storage for cooking essentials. Leather stools stand ready for company, and a dining area features a chic, kid-proof banquette with a trestle table designed by Irving and executed by Erik Rueda Design Lab. The kitchen is

inishes and proportions are particularly important in a phenomenal house such as this,” says Eric Adams.

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flat-out modern and proud of it but, Irving points out, there’s a wall of cabinetry (home to the pantry) subtly linking the space to the rest of the house. The nearby family room has shaken off the cobwebs as well. Parents and children make fine use of the Maxalto Dives sectional and the stone-topped coffee table. The latter is as ideal for holding a tray of appetizers as it is a Curious George puzzle. “We kept in mind that the surfaces and furniture had to also work for entertaining, something the owners do a lot of,” says Irving. A patterned Madeline Weinrib rug speaks to the color (Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue) of


do mature kids’ rooms,” Kristine Irving says. “Children need rooms that will grow along with them.” As stylish as any grown-up haven, the little girl’s room holds an Ethan Allen bed from the owners’ previous home, which Irving refreshed with a coat of white paint. A geometric Tibetan wool rug and CB2 bedding strike additional notes of sophistication. FACING PAGE: What was once a mere stair landing is now a sunny spot well equipped for private time with a plush daybed. January–February 2019 | New England Home  133

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he walls surrounding the sculptural tub are paneled, but in a “more modern Shaker manner,” says Irving.

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the bookshelves and the window seat—the last a cozy tribute to yesteryear. Pocket doors open from the family room to the elegant living room, where the Phillip Jeffries plumcolored silk wallcovering allows the original woodwork to pop. Unlike days gone by, the furnishings— including a tufted caramel leather ottoman—are current. Even the lighting, a bubble-like Apparatus chandelier and lean rectangular sconces, is forwardthinking. “Lighting is important,” says Irving, who also drew up the home’s new lighting plan. “The right fixtures can be like pieces of art.” It follows that the owners, who love their home’s historical attributes but aren’t afraid to shake it up, would also adore art. An Ellsworth Kelly lithograph hangs above the living room fireplace, not far from a pair of Porter Teleo drawings. There’s a second Ellsworth Kelly lithograph on display in the dining room. Its minimal nature makes an arresting contrast to the geometric wallcovering. Surely, ho-hum seats for guests would have been a letdown. Instead, cocoon-like suede chairs nestle about another Irving-designed ash table that expands to seat sixteen. The table’s sultry color is not unlike the old oak floors, which Irving stained a posh gray-

brown. At night, the floor picks up a glow from the striking Lindsey Adelman chandelier. Every available space oozes personality. Irving transformed the upstairs landing, for example, into a sunny niche for reading or grabbing a cup of tea. The bookshelves were existing, but she cunningly backed them with wallpaper for extra oomph. The light fixture is a simple rain-drop-shaped pendant, and a flowery shade dresses the window. The reconfigured master suite gobbles almost half of the second floor. The original doorway was moved so that the couple’s sitting area would have a symmetrical layout with the fireplace as its centerpiece, while their sleeping quarters are at the other end of the rectangular room. The furnishings are pared down and sophisticated like those of an upscale hotel. The master bath, with its mosaic floor and elegant vanity, exudes a similar refined air. The walls surrounding the sculptural tub are paneled, but in a “more modern Shaker manner,” Irving says. There’s also a generous walk-in shower. As handsome as Mom and Dad’s haven is, the children’s bedrooms are irresistible. “I do mature kids’ rooms,” Irving says. “Children need rooms that will grow along with them.” Given its Eskayel wallpaper and cool powder-coated light fixture, their daughter’s nest has a long future. The entire house, in fact, has many happy years ahead. Stunning and livable, it’s got everything going for it now—including caring stewards. “They’re a lovely family,” the architect says, and everyone involved couldn’t agree more.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 170.

ABOVE: A deep Fleurco tub in the master bath promotes relaxing.

RIGHT: Irving created an inviting sitting area in the couple’s bedroom. FACING PAGE: A silk and wool rug feels good under bare toes, while an Arctic Pear chandelier by Ochre lends sparkle.

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Enduring Classics

These designer go-to fabrics, all available through the Boston Design Center, have withstood the test of time. Choose one with confidence, knowing they will look as chic ten years from now as they do today.







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Think Pink


Pamela Copeman—designer, artist, and doting grandmother— creates a nursery that is unabashedly pink. ¶ Copeman’s design deftly balances whimsy and elegance, resulting in a room pleas‑ ing to both baby and the parents. Underfoot is a leopard‑print rug in—what else?—pink. “I believe that every child deserves to be exposed to sophisticated designs, and an animal print, which is both classic and timeless, is a good start,” Copeman says. Up above is a ceiling covered in iconic bunny-print wallpaper by Hunt Slonem, so baby has something delightful to look at. ¶ The center of any nursery is undoubtedly the crib. Copeman selected one from RH Baby & Child with a classic shape and a softly distressed white finish. ¶ The finishing touches are dazzling lighting and a chic chair in a pretty blush hue. | Pamela Copeman, Nantasket Beach, Mass., 781-773-1192,

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Before & After



New Old House

A transformation so complete, the result looks older than the original.

The house never really fit into its Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, neighborhood says architect John Meyer. “It’s one of the more beautiful neighborhoods in the Boston area, with lots of lovely old houses—mansions, really,” he says, and this gambrel-roofed building with its lack of architectural detail seemed out of place among the august homes around it. The new homeowners thought so, too, and were eager to have Meyer spearhead its makeover. Structurally, the only real change involved opening up the top floor and raising the roof to create a spacious second story topped by a new peaked roof with a trio of dormers. The real transformation occurred in the cosmetics. Take the windows, for example. For the most part, Meyer left them in their original spots, but made them larger and outfitted them with shutters (real shutters, the architect points out, for an authentic look), eyebrows, and deep moldings for a grander appearance. The front door now offers a gracious

welcome, with a columned portico topped by a balcony. Carefully considered architectural details, like custom trim and leaded windows, make all the difference, Meyer says. “When you build something that’s new within the personality of an existing neighborhood, you can’t do an 80 percent version,” he explains. “You have to do like 115 percent, take it a little further, with details and materials that are a little finer.” The homeowners are pleased with the result, but perhaps the best reaction comes from the neighbors. “A lot of the people in the neighborhood think it’s an original house,” Meyer says, with well-deserved pride. | Meyer & Meyer Architects, Boston,

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Five Questions

David Manzi of Trefler’s offers advice on maintaining and preserving your valuable art and furniture.


What is the difference between restoration and conservation? Restoration is a complete overhaul of a piece. For example, if a table was damaged in a fire and needed to be stripped and refinished, that would be a restoration. If the table had sustained just some wear and tear and needed a little attention, such as French polishing, that would call for conservation. We always try to “preserve and conserve,” especially when it comes to antiques, because in most cases, restoration is more severe than

conservation. Conservations also secure or stabilize a piece, making sure it will not deteriorate more than it already has.


You must work on an amazing range of items that need restoration or conservation. What are some examples? A lot of our work is on items that have been damaged by fire or water, but we also see many items that have great sentimental value and need to be repaired or conserved,


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such as a family Bible or even something a customer’s grandchild had made. We have worked on everything from preColombian antiques to more modern pieces. We’ve restored a chair once owned by Napoleon, artwork by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Picasso, silverware made by Paul Revere—the list goes on and on. A Boston family brought in a copper bed warmer that came over on the Mayflower. And recently, we restored a diary my grandfather wrote when he landed at Guadalcanal in World War II. I look at it every day; it is remarkable. Bringing these kinds of memories back on a daily basis for people is what makes our work so special for us.


Do you feel that some of these pieces you work on have a soul? Exactly! I am a history major and I love learning about the history of the pieces that come in. For example, we are working on a grandfather clock from the 1700s that’s in a home in Lexington,

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Is there something homeowners often overlook when it comes to insuring their artwork and antiques? We recommend that owners have detailed, professional photographs taken of their valuable pieces. This gives them an opportunity to document, for example, that eighteenth-century grandfather clock, including its historical components, its condition, what restoration it may need, or if it has already had any restoration. These photographs can be used for insurance purposes, if, God forbid, there is ever damage to the piece. Documentation also helps with valuations on an

insurance policy. Speaking of insurance, homeowners should also make sure that they have recent, up-to-date appraisals on their valuable items because the market changes often.


What about preventive maintenance tips? In the dry season, if you don’t have a humidifier, put a bowl of water underneath a dresser or cabinet. This will help the overall structure of the piece, keeping it from drying out or warping and helping to stop existing cracks from expanding. Shades or filtered UV film on your windows can also prevent sun damage. If you have a painting over a mantel, you might want to have it cleaned every few years so soot doesn’t build up. Soot is very acidic, and that acidic nature can cause paint and fibers in the canvas to break down over time. Also, when people start putting on their heat, they should make sure their vents are clean. There is nothing worse than when a boiler kicks on and an oil spray comes out of the vent and affects furniture, muslin, china, and anything else that’s porous.  | Trefler’s, Newton, Mass.,

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Massachusetts. When you look at it, you realize you are seeing the same dial that perhaps one of the Minutemen looked at when he was heading out on the morning of April 19, 1775. That piece has a soul; it has a history that is older than the country itself. One of our conservators who was working on a Ming Dynasty vase was almost moved to tears when she put her hand inside the vase and felt the grooves made by the hands of the original potter. It is a privilege to work on pieces like this.

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Favorite project of the six employees at Inspired Ornamental? I am imagining it will be an elaborate crown molding with egg-and-dart detailing, a particularly finely rendered scroll on a corbel, or a petalinspired ceiling medallion. I am picturing jobs that require preserving, replicating, or creating architectural detailing for historic homes, public buildings, churches, or new residences. This is what Inspired Ornamental does, after all. But no. Principal owner Adam Bergeron doesn’t hesitate to name “the Skull Ceiling” as the universal favorite. In 2017, Inspired Ornamental cast 1,200 small skulls, which they then shellacked, brushed with antique wax, and individually installed around a central rose in the vaulted ceiling of a private dining room. It’s a project that makes more sense when you learn the client was Lolita Cocina and Tequila bar in Boston’s Fort Point Channel. If you like vacant eye sockets looking at you while you eat—or simply are fond of Día de los Muertos—this is the place for you. If the macabre and funny represent one extreme of what Inspired Ornamental’s craftspeople can do, the other extreme is where they more often live: with historic preservation projects, mostly in the Boston area, though the business is located in Salem, New

Hampshire. At the moment, they are restoring aged and damaged plaster at Harvard Square’s Saint Paul Parish, reproducing molding for a Manchester-by-the-Sea home renovation, and finishing statue busts for the Boston restaurant Yvonne’s. Thirty percent of Inspired Ornamental’s business is mold or model creation. This can involve brushing pinkyorange silicone rubber over existing pieces, letting the material work into all the crevices. Plaster is cast in the rubber mold, then de-molded and installed. Less intricate work is done by pouring urethane over a model. Trim profiles are made by taking a slice of existing molding to form a knife that can be run repeatedly over setting plaster to cut the desired design. Clients also come to Inspired Ornamental for new designs for decorative ceilings. The “fifth wall” has become increasingly of interest to customers, Bergeron notes. Though its work is largely custom, Inspired Ornamental offers off-the-shelf items, including enrichments for crown moldings. Their best-selling item? A skull-shaped ashtray. | Salem, N.H.,

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1 1) Take a basement tour of Newport’s Gilded Age life in Beneath the Breakers 2) Empresses of China’s Forbidden City reflects on the impact women had during the Qing dynasty 3) Boston-made turn-of-the-twentiethcentury crafts are the focus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 4) Dream of spring at the Lyman Estate’s houseplant and begonia sale



Beneath the Breakers Ongoing See what happens down below one of the country’s most noted mansions. Guides will take visitors through the boiler room, basement, and underground tunnels of the home. You’ll learn about the new domestic technology, from elevators and electricity to modern plumbing and laundry, that transformed daily life in the Gilded Age. I Daily 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. $20. Newport, R.I., Empresses of China’s Forbidden City Through February 10 Nearly 200 objects from the Palace Museum tell the stories of how imperial women shaped art, court politics, and religion in China’s last dynasty, the Qing dynasty. I Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork Through March 2020 The International Arts and Crafts movement spurred a renaissance of hand craftsmanship in Boston at the turn of the twentieth century. The city emerged as a vibrant jewelry-making and metalworking community. The movement is characterized by works featuring bold color, gemstones, enamels, and history-inspired designs. Boston Made showcases more than 75 works—including jewelry, tableware, decorative accessories, and more. Perhaps the designs of this noted movement will inspire your designs today? I Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Houseplant and Begonia Sale January 19–20 Counteract winter’s chill with a trip to the Lyman Estate Greenhouses for an exotic houseplant sale, where hard-to-find terrarium plants, succulents, cactus, citrus, rare bulbs, and other specimens will

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FEBRUARY Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners February 6–March 6 Wondering how to begin when it comes to your home’s garden? Award-winning designer Christie Dustman will take you through the process of organizing a coherent garden in this five-session class.  I Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. $150 members, $188 non-members. Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Home Show Boston February 22–24 More than 50 experts will be on hand to answer your building and remodeling questions and share the latest in building products and technology. After you pick the brains of all the industry pros, you can enjoy cooking demonstrations, a furniture-building zone, craft zone, and food specialty area. I Friday noon–9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $9. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Behind the Scenes in Collections Storage February 28 Get a first-hand look at what goes on behind the scenes at Historic New England’s collections storage and conservation lab. Learn about current conservation projects and see favorite items from the organization’s permanent collection, including paintings, needlework, ceramics, and furniture. I 1 p.m.–3 p.m., advance tickets required. Haverhill facility, Haverhill, Mass.,  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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Two Boston-area architectural firms are celebrating twenty-five years of designing beautiful homes (any number of which have been featured in the pages of this magazine). LDa Architecture & Interiors wrapped up its quarter century in business with a party at its Cambridge offices, festivities that included a toast to the three (yes, three) Gold awards the firm won at the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston’s (BRAGB) ABOVE: A PRISM 2018 PRISM awards. Meanwhile, Hacin Award winner by LDa Architecture & + Associates was named Teaching Firm Interiors in Residence for the fall semester at Roger ­Williams University. The firm also produced a special edition of its H+ magazine, highlighting twenty-five “proverbial lessons and takeaways” from its years in business. | Cambridge, Mass.,; Boston,


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Growth Spurt

White Wood Kitchens has long been a presence on Cape Cod, and now the company is expanding beyond the confines of the Cape. In addition to its Sandwich and Falmouth locations, the kitchen and bath design firm has opened a showroom in the South Shore town of Kingston. But wait, there’s more: a new 2,000-square-foot workshop in Plymouth, Massachusetts, gives owner and designer Gail O’Rourke and her team increased capacity for fabricating the kinds of unique specialty items their clients look to them to offer. I Sandwich, Falmouth, and Kingston, Mass.,

When the beauty of New England’s summer and colorful fall wanes, where do savvy New Englanders go to escape and create stylish (and warm) havens? Florida, of course! Angela Hamwey, principal of Cape Cod’s Mackenzie + Co. answers the snowbird’s need for interior design up and down the coast with her new pop-up studio space in Naples. I Boston, Hyannis, Mass., Naples, Fla., Angela Hamwey


A trip to England is always a fine idea, but it’s even better when an award is waiting on the other side of the pond. Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design won a 2018 International Design & Architecture Award from the magazine design et al. The kitchen, part of a Hutker Architects-designed Martha’s Vineyard home, won the award for kitchen design over 100,000, joining project winners from across the globe, including Beijing, Sydney, Bangkok, Toronto, and, closer to home, Aspen, Colorado. | Vineyard Haven, Mass.,; Vineyard Haven,

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Wow Factor

There were some stunners among the winners at the 2018 Design Awards from the New England Regional Council of the American Institute of Architects. Among the Honor Award recipients for residential projects were: CBT Architects for the luxury condominiums at 10 Farnsworth, Boston (with construction by Sea-Dar ABOVE: Construction ); NADAAA for a AIA award-winner contemporary home in Washington, 10 Farnsworth D.C., and Finegold Alexander Architects for The Lucas in Boston. A Citation award went to Höweler + Yoon Architecture for a modern beauty in McLean, Virginia. I Boston, cbtarchitects. com; Boston,; Boston,; Boston,; Boston,

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Maine Event

Ariana Fischer has always enjoyed the process of finding unique objects from around the world to incorporate in her work for her interior design clients. Now the designer has opened a retail shop in the historic Old Port district of Portland, Maine. Visitors to 22 Milk Street will find a collection of home goods inspired by the colors and textures of the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, along with antique pieces and works by local artisans. I Portland, Maine,

Wendy Shapiro

If original art makes a home feel that much more personal, imagine what a customized piece of art can do. Artist Wendy Shapiro’s new venture at the Boston Design Center, shapirodesigns gallery, offers clients the opportunity to tweak the color and size of her paintings to suit their tastes and their design scheme. Shapiro, whose work is inspired by the landscapes of places she has visited, calls her art eco-friendly, due to her use of low-VOC acrylic paints on 100 percent natural cotton canvases that are then stretched over wood frames. Her choice of materials is, she says, “a conscious message regarding the need for humanity to be aware of how we are affecting our environment.” | Boston,


We’re always happy to see so many of our talented acquaintances among those taking home awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) PRISM Awards, and 2018 was no exception. The roster of winners is too long for this space, but an abridged list of those who earned multiple awards includes Adams + Beasley, C.H. Newton Builders, Catherine Truman Architects, LDa Architecture & Interiors, Leslie Fine Interiors, Hammond Design, Herrick & White, Hutker Architects, Kristina Crestin Design, Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center, and ICON Architecture. Photos of people enjoying the awards gala can be seen in Design Life, page 158. | For the complete list of awards, see



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ON THE LEVEL Designer Meredith Thayer is trading in her fourth-floor Milton, Massachusetts, office for a spacious studio on the ground floor of a character-filled brick building in South Boston. The new Thayer Design Studio will be a showroom of sorts, displaying not only Thayer’s own rugs, baskets, and ottomans, but also furniture, art, and lighting that she feels fit her design sensibility. “I want my interior design clients and potential Meredith Thayer clients to be able to understand what I love, what my aesthetic is,” she says. Although the Dorchester Avenue studio won’t be a retail shop, Thayer hopes to hold periodic open studio days where select pieces might be for sale. Her real aim, she says, is to create a space that fosters creativity, engagement, and community. | Boston,

Designer Kristin Paton was one of just fifteen designers throughout the country chosen by Vaughan Designs to join the lighting company’s Made in the Shade campaign. Designers created eye-catching shades for their favorite Vaughan lamps. Paton used Zimmer + Rohde fabric with Samuel and Sons trim to add a glamorous touch to the Montana table lamp. “Mixing cool-toned fabric and trim with the rustic Kristin Paton’s lamp allows it to mesh seamlessly with any shade adorns scheme,” the designer says. The piece was disa Vaughan played during November at Webster & Company, lamp then sold in a silent auction to help Vaughan raise money for Watts of Love, a solar lighting nonprofit organization that provides power to poor communities throughout the world. I Cambridge, Mass.,; Boston Design Center,

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Heading Home to Dinner

New England Home and the Boston Design Center were thrilled to partner with the Boston-based charity Heading Home to host the second annual “dine by design” event: Heading Home to Dinner. Dinner was served on custom-designed tables, and an auction of designer-created bar carts followed. Guests raised more than $111,000 for the charity, whose mission is to end homelessness by providing support to families.









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| 1. Linda Holt, Michelle Cortizo, and Kim Macumber  | 2. Kristen Rivoli and Suzanne Picher | 3. Michael J. Lee bidding on a designer-created bar cart | 4. Leah Truesdell and Stephanie Rossi | 5. Andrew Gates, Erin Gates, and Cecilia Walker | 6. Jane Lederman, Robin Nilson, and Kelly and Nelson Taylor | 7. Kate Cohen, Mally Skok, and Debbie MacKenzie | 8. Table design by Modern Relik | 9. Table design by Kim Macumber Interiors, Linda Holt Interiors, and Cortizo Interiors | 10. Table design by Elizabeth Home Decor & Design | 11. Megan Pesce, Vivian Robins, Linda Weisberg, and Kelly Rogers | 12. Susan Kavoogian and Elizabeth Benedict

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Cathy Graham and Stacy Garcia were among the prominent designers featured at the annual Boston Design Market, hosted by the Boston Design Center. The three-day event included topical panel discussions, continuing education courses on everything from Tibetan hand-knotted rug-making to social ergonomics, and the popular Heading Home to Dinner fundraising party.





Boston International Fine Art Show


New England Home was on hand for the gala opening of Fusco & Four’s twenty-third annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Exhibitors showed hundreds of beautiful pieces and raised money for the Art for Justice Fund, which seeks to help solve the crisis of mass incarceration. Actor and artist Greg Vrotsos, from Orange is the New Black, joined the crowd as guests basked in the artistic atmosphere.


| 1. James Stroud shows off a 4 print to Don Gorvett | 2. J.C. and Kirsten VanDijk with Shannon Guinn | 3. Greg Vrotsos, Helena Huang, and Tony Fusco | 4. New England Home’s Cassidy Mitchell, Kathy Bush-Dutton, and Kyle Hoepner | 5. Martha Richardson, Erica Hirshler, and Harry Clark  | 6. Robert Lloyd, Christine Tuttle, and Graeme Jarvis

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| 1. Cathy Graham signing a copy of her new book, Second Bloom: Art of the Table  | 2. Panelists for the Luxe & Livable discussion, Robin Gordon, Erin Gates, and Lonni Paul  | 3. Amanda Lindroth happily posing with guests after signing copies of her new book, Island Hopping  | 4. Guests enjoying themselves at the Stark Grand Reopening Party  | 5. Stacy Garcia giving her keynote talk, entitled “Stay: From Hospitality to Home”





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On a crisp fall day, some 150 guests gathered at the historic Lyman Estate for a festive afternoon of barbecue, carnival games, and live bluegrass from the band Four Bridges. Raise the Roof generated more than $182,000 toward roof repair work at ten Historic New England properties.





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| 1. Carl R. Nold, Sidney Kenyon, Gregory Lombardi, and Nancy and Kevin Lagassé | 2. Robert Collins and Clo Tepper | 3. Randy and Caren Parker | 4. Pam and Bear Albright | 5. Kevin Lagassé and Jason ­Harris | 6. The band Four Bridges entertained guests

As is always the case, many of our friends were among those fêted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston at their annual PRISM Awards. The program recognizes the outstanding achievements of builders, architects, designers, and other professionals in the home building industry.


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Better in the Berkhires On the Waterfront A Classic in Killingworth

Better in the Berkshires

There are lots of reasons to love the Berkshires, a place where, it’s been said, culture meets nature. Berkshire County, Massachusetts, is roughly equidistant from New York and Boston, blending vistas and ski hills with charming towns and a surprising number of cultural attractions, from theaters and museums to arts festivals. This New Marlborough family compound makes a perfect home base. It sits on eighty-five acres, complete with stone walls and red outbuildings, giving it a rural authenticity. And because it was renovated by renowned architect and interior designer Daniel Romualdez, the main residence is as sophisticated and refined as it is homey. With four bedrooms and three

and a half baths, the 4,420-square-foot main house built in 1860 is roomy, but not cavernous. The cozy sitting room, with a fireplace, opens onto a large screened patio with radiant floor heating. The master suite has its own screened sleeping porch with long views toward Connecticut. In addition to the main house, there’s also a circa-1740 home faithfully preserved as a guesthouse. A large four-car garage with a second story offers lots of potential, as does a vintage barn. We know it’s the listing agent’s job to make properties look good, but Jared Kelly isn’t exaggerating when he says, “The home is exceptional. It’s so beautiful and comforting to walk

ROOMS: 10 main house, 7 guest house 4 BEDROOMS, main; 3 BEDROOMS, guest 3 FULL BATHS, main; 1 FULL BATH, guest 1 HALF BATH, main; 1 HALF BATH, guest 4,420 SQ. FT., main; 1,728 SQ. FT., guest $2,100,000

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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

DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Beachfront property with 190 ft. of rare frontage on Duxbury Bay. Walls of glass afford panoramic water views throughout 7,349 sq. ft. Patios, porches, and in-ground pool. $5,750,000

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Unparalleled Estate. Beautiful scale, millwork, French doors, luxuriously appointed. 3.4 acres, pool/cabana, sports court; abuts conservation land. 25 minutes to Boston. $4,450,000

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

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NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite, new 6,700+ sq. ft. home featuring 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, vaulted family room, chef’s kitchen, luxurious master, elevator, office, and bluestone patio. $3,398,000

LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning new farmhouse estate set on 23 acres overlooking Chiesa Farm with 6-7 bedrooms, 8½ baths, exquisite finish work, 3 fireplaces, huge windows, porches, and patio. $2,939,000

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CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS Chestnut Hill—1890 home updated & restored, accessed by a long-hidden drive, offers 16 sun-drenched rooms, carriage house with 3 bedroom suite, lush grounds, and 4 car garage. $4,700,000

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 add’l en suite, and patio. $4,980,000 Deborah M. Gordon & Kami D. Gray, Sales Associates D. 617.974.0404 | K. 617.838.9996

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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

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Sleek new 5,500 sq. ft. home with open layout, huge windows, exposed beams, eat-in kitchen, 2 offices, 5-6 bedrooms, 6 baths, media room, wine cellar, and 3-car garage. $3,425,000

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CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS Beautiful 1939 Shingle-Style Colonial set on 1.2 acres with 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, solarium, open kitchen, slate roof, hardwoods, built-ins, patio, deck, and garage. $2,595,000

DOVER, MASSACHUSETTS Historic and distinctive 10+ acre Westerham Farm showcases a restored New England Colonial home, updated carriage house, 3-stall barn and tack room, 4-car garage, and pool. $2,499,000

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Paige Yates & Claire Callewaert, Sales Associates P. 617.733.9885 | C. 508.808.8234

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through that you sometimes forget you have a worldclass view of the beautiful Berkshires out of nearly every window.” Duly Noted: The current residents have owned the property for thirty years, adding onto it in the late 1980s. The transformative renovation took place in 2007, under the direction of Daniel Romualdez, who is known to many for his AD100 designation. The home is up-to-the-minute in a way that honors its history and pedigree. The kitchen says “farmhouse,” but quietly; it’s more practical than showy. The common rooms welcome modern and transitional pieces as well as nods to the past such as reclaimed pieces from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century homes and 1760 paneling in the den. This remix is uncommonly well done. Contact: Jared Kelly, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Great Barrington, Mass., 413-854-1504,, MLS# 224946

A Classic in Killingworth

This quintessential Connecticut country estate is easy to love. It has plenty of historic context, a picturesque setting in KillROOMS: 8 ingworth, and captivating architectural 3 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS details both inside and out. Built in 1820, 2 HALF BATHS the original residence is surrounded by 4,229 SQ. FT. acres of stone walls and rolling meadows. $3,645,000 The home feels old and well loved, and yet is completely modernized, says listing agent Diana Hartman. Versatility may be its strongest suit. It can be a year-round home or weekend getaway. It’s ideal for a large family, a smaller family whose members like privacy, or someone who has frequent overnight guests. There are so many places to be—without being in one another’s way. They’re lovely places, too. There’s wide wood plank flooring, cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, five fireplaces, and a kitchen with a natural stone island. The home’s five bedrooms can accommodate a crowd, but there’s also a one-bedroom apartment, a separate two-bedroom guesthouse, and a pool house with a full bath, kitchen, bar, and sitting room. In addition, the artist’s studio can double as . . . whatever works for the new owners. And then there are porches that envelop the house, providing shelter at every turn. Outside you’ll find formal gardens, a French fountain, a Har-Tru tennis court adjacent to the Gunite pool, plus a three-car heated garage and a large barn.

Duly Noted: The property has a great location and enormous potential in equal measure. For starters, the forty-three-acre lot fronts a designated scenic road in a sweet town that borders the Hammonasset River and is adjacent to the Madison town line. It’s a five-minute drive to shoreline beaches, ninety miles from New York, and two hours from Boston. But wait, there’s more— if you’re feeling entrepreneurial. Hartman says the property includes an approved seven-lot subdivision, offering options for development. Contact: Diana Hartman, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Madison, Conn., 917-509-4700,, MLS# 170107895

On the Waterfront

As lofts go, this one covers the waterfront. It’s got everything you’d want in a mid-range, mid-rise urban space, including exposed brick walls, a rooftop terrace, and the requisite bohemian vibe. As it happens, it’s also close to the waterfront, on the top floor of a circa-1919 former brick-and-beam warehouse in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, next door to the Seaport District. The building was converted to condominiums in 2004, at which time the current owners purchased the property as a raw loft with a bathroom and kitchen. They renovated the space to their liking with Elizabeth Whittaker of Merge Architects in Boston, who is known for her minimalist leanings and innovative ROOMS: 4 use of materials. She designed the roof 1 BEDROOM deck, too. The condominium is just over 1 FULL BATH 1,519 SQ. FT. 1,500 square feet, with an open plan that $1,475,000 makes it feel much larger. The main space includes a living room and separate dining area. In addition to brick walls, the loft features wood-paneled ceilings and tall, arched windows that maximize the southern exposure. The lean but spacious kitchen includes a custom breakfast nook. The master connects to the bathroom via a walk-in closet, and the den is ideal for a home office or guestroom. Duly Noted: Think of loft space in any building in any city and it’s a sure bet exposed brick comes to mind. It’s almost a cliché, but still a desirable feature that gives a space a sense of history, warmth, character, and rustic charm. A few fun facts: red bricks get their color from the iron used to make them; the indentation on the surface of a brick is called a frog; bricks are energyefficient, storing sunlight during the day and releasing energy at night. Contact: Sarah Mooradian, Burbs to Boston, Boston, 508-868-7064,, MLS# 72394862

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Interior design: Rachel Reid, Reid Design, Lexington, Mass., 781-771-0781, Kitchen design: Meaghan Moynahan, Venegas and Company, Boston, 617-439-8800, Builder: S+H Construction, Cambridge, Mass., 617-876-8286, Page 44: Sofa, chairs, coffee table, and side table by Christian Liaigre through Montage, montageweb. com; lounge chair by LC4 Corbusier, Cassina, through Montage; carpet from Steven King Carpets, Boston,; ottoman from Dosa,; throw pillows from Jonathan Adler, Page 46: Sofa by Flexform through Showroom,; ottomans from Dosa; sheepskin from December Thieves, december; pillows from Pod, Page 48: Sofa and chairs by Flexform through Showroom; side table and coffee table by Promemoria through Showroom; African stool from Nomad,; pillows from Pod. Page 49: Dining room table and chairs by Christian Liaigre through Montage; kitchen cabinetry and integrated hardware from Venegas and Company,; decorative hardware from Sun Valley Bronze, sunvalleybronze. com; Egeo Ondulato quartzite counters from Marble and Granite,; ovens, range, range hood, and dishwasher by Miele, and refrigerator and beverage center by Sub-Zero, all through Yale Appliance,; sink by Galley Workstation through Venegas and Company; table by Piet Boon through Showroom; chairs by Poliform through Showroom.


Page 52: California Cool interior design: Jill Goldberg, Hudson Interior Designs, Boston, 617-292-0900, Dining chairs from Oly,, with fabric from Holly Hunt,; drapery fabric from Lee Jofa,; accent chair from McGuire Furniture,; dining table from Verellen,; light fixture from Visual Comfort, Page 54: Sky Dining interior design: Carolyn Thayer, Carolyn Thayer Interiors, Nantucket, Mass., 508-901-5819, Drapery workroom: Nantucket Window Workroom, Nantucket, 508-901-5329, Decorative painting: Evita Caune, Riptide Finishes, Siasconset, Mass., 508-344-3254 Dining table from Dakota Jackson, dakotajackson. co; drapery fabric from Romo,; chandelier from Holly Hunt. Holiday Haven interior design: Courtney Taylor, Taylor Interior Design, Providence, 401-274-1232, Cabinetmaker: Hawk Hill Cabinetry & Custom Woodwork, Brandon, Vt., 802-465-8297, Nightspot wall color from C2 Paint,; leaded cabinet doors from Pompei and Company Stained Glass,; light fixture from Chameleon Fine Lighting,; head chairs from Chaddock,, with Jerry Pair leather,; side chairs from The Sterling Collection,, with fabric from China Seas,; table lamps from Hwang Bishop,; dining table and breakfront from Iatesta Studio,; rug from Stark,; artwork from Jules Place,; soup tureen from Charles Spada, Page 56: All in the Family interior design: Meredith Rodday, Meredith Rodday Design, Concord, Mass., Drapery workroom: Makkas Drapery Workroom, Framingham, Mass., 508-877-4647 Wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries,; dining chairs from Restoration Hardware,; dining table from Thompson Custom Woodworking,; rug and mirror from Serena & Lily,; light fixture from Visual Comfort. Page 58: Comfortably Colonial interior design: Jan Gleysteen Architects, Wellesley, Mass., 781-431-0080, Chairs from Warren Chair Works, warrenchairworks. com, with cushions from Carleton V, carletonvltd. com; chandelier from R.W. Lighting through Patti Bros.,; drapery fabric from Thibaut,


Architecture: Mark Finlay, Mark P. Finlay Architects, Southport, Conn., 203-254-2388, Interior design: Denise Salomon, Sag Harbor, N.Y., 631-725-6125 Builder/interior millwork: Mike Lynn, Rocky Dell Builders, Winhall, Vt., 802-297-2360 Steelwork: Ricky Harrington, Harrington Steel, Shaftsbury, Vt., 802-447-2952 Pages 100–101: Chandeliers from Ironware International,; ottoman from O. Henry House,, with leather from Jerry Pair,; lounge chairs from Holly Hunt,, with fabric from Rogers & Goffigon,; sofas from Ferrell Mittman,, with fabric from Rogers & Goffigon; wood side tables from Holly Hunt; metal and stone side table from John Rosselli & Associates,; carpet from Elizabeth Ekins,; pillow fabrics from Cowtan & Tout,, Rogers & Goffigon, and John Rosselli & Associates; fireplace screen from Ironware International; fireplace tools from Jasper through Michael S. Smith, michaelsmithinc. com; table lamps and antique clock hands from Schorr and Dobinsky, hpantiqueanddesigncenter. com; sconces over fireplace from John Rosselli & Associates. Page 102: Dining table from Beacon Hill,; dining chairs from Schorr and Dobinsky, with fabric from Cowtan & Tout; armchairs from Quadrus Studio, West Hollywood, Calif., 310-855-9394, with Jerry Pair leather; chandelier from Dennis & Leen, Page 103: Island stools and lights from Ironware International; leather on stools from Jerry Pair; all tile and stone from Gallery of Marble and Tile, Page 104: Hallway light fixture from Paul Ferrante, Page 105: Master bed, light fixture, bench, and cowhide from John Rosselli &Associates; chair from O. Henry House, with Jasper fabric; cowhide rug from Hudson Home,; throw pillow fabric from Schumacher,; bathtub from Waterworks,; tub filler from Samuel Heath,; curtain fabric from Schumacher; light fixture from John Rosselli & Associates. Page 107: Dining chairs from JANUS et Cie, januset-, with Jerry Pair leather; dining table from Circa Antiques,; cowhide rug from Hudson Home; throw pillow fabric from Cowtan & Tout; table lamp from John Rosselli & Associates.


Interior design: Tyler Karu, Tyler Karu Design & Interiors, Falmouth, Maine, 202-258-5239, Builder/interior millwork: Chuck Frohmiller, Frohmiller Construction, West Bath, Maine, 207-443-6749, Upholstery and drapery workroom: Home Remedies, Portland, Maine, 207-899-0135, homeremedies Page 108: Hague Blue wall color from Farrow & Ball,; gold ceiling paint from Modern Masters,; chandelier from Brown,; wing chairs from Restoration Hardware,; side table from Arteriors, Pages 110–111: Chesterfield sofa, coffee table, side table, table lamp, and tripod floor lamp all from Arhaus,; rug from Magnolia Home through Star Furniture,; bergères from Round Top Antiques Fair,; chandelier from Brown. Page 112: Hague Blue wall color from Farrow & Ball; gold ceiling paint from Modern Masters; chandelier from Brown; dining table from Round Top Antiques Fair; upholstered dining chairs from Arhaus; Windsor chairs from O&G,; vintage rug from Star Furniture. Page 113: Wall tile from Cle Tile,; cabinets from CliqStudios,; light fixtures from Schoolhouse,; entry hall pendant light from Brown; console table from Memorial Antiques & Interiors,; Zebras wallpaper from Scalamandré, scalamandre. com; window shade fabric from Peter Dunham Textiles, Page 114: Tub from Restoration Hardware; floor tile from Cle Tile; pendant light from Arteriors; shade from Next Day Blinds,; mirror from Horchow,; framed scarf from Hermès, Page 115: Bed from Arhaus; chandelier from Brown; sham fabric from Jennifer Shorto, jennifershorto. com; curtain fabric from Zak + Fox,


Architect/builder: Rob Wadsworth, Vermont Barns, Bondville, Vt., 802-297-1600, Interior design: Lisa Ehrlich, Lisa Ehrlich Designs, Greenwich, Conn., 917-842-6736, lisaehrlichdesigns. com Upholstery and drapery workroom: Sewing Sensations, Port Chester, N.Y., 914-937-7378, Pages 118–119: Double chaise daybed by Four Hands Furniture,; gray armchairs from Lillian August,; accent chairs from Lee Industries,; pillows from Lillian August; kilim rug footstools from Overstock,; live-edge coffee table from HomeGoods,; reproduction antler chandeliers from Cabelas,; sofa from, Restoration Hardware,; ottoman/coffee table from Lillian August; black chair by Fred Segal for CB2,; petrified wood saddle table from Janice Minor, janiceminor. com; leather South African Whisper with Crown chandelier from Ngala Trading,; custom steel fireplace by Stoll Fireplace,, with surround by Precision Stone,; bar area console from Lillian August; faux fur stools from HomeGoods; art by Leslie Le Coq from Minted,, and

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Etsy, Pages 120–121: Carrara marble countertops and Spanish backsplash tiles from Precision Stone; reclaimed wood table from West Elm,; banquette cushion vinyl from Kravet,; checkered pillows from Ralph Lauren,; chandelier from Lowe’s, Page 122: Woods and Stars wallpaper by Cole & Sons through Lee Jofa,; window treatments and blankets created from a Dwell Studio duvet cover,; kilim rug from Acura Rugs,; leather swivel chair from Lillian August; bean bag chair and light-up wall initials from HomeGoods; armoire from Restoration Hardware; bathroom tiles from the Cement Tile Shop, Page 124: Lucite Peekaboo nightstands from CB2; ottoman from Libeco,; mohair throw from Serena & Lily,; wall arrows from Elizabeth Dow, Page 125: Cedar log beds painted black from American Traders,; Kudu lamp from West Elm; drapery and blanket fabric from IKEA,


Architecture: Pauli & Uribe Architects, Boston, 617-227-0954, Interior design: Kristine Irving, Koo de Kir Architectural Interiors, Boston, 617-268-8111, Builder/interior millwork: Adams + Beasley Associates, Carlisle, Mass., Cabinetry: Adams + Beasley, and Kidder Blaisdell Woodworks, Woburn, Mass., 508-776-2928, Drapery workroom: Designer Draperies of Boston, Boston, 617-268-2391, designerdraperiesofboston. com Pages 126–127: Loveseat and sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams,; pendant light and sconces from Apparatus, apparatusstudio. com; Jerry Pair ottoman from Furniture Concepts,; side table from LawsonFenning,; loveseat pillow fabric from Schumacher,; custom Merida area rug from the Carpet Workroom,; vase on ottoman from KleinReid,; ceramic glass fireplace screen from Ameico,; wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries,; art above fireplace by Ellsworth Kelly through Krakow Witkin Gallery,; art on far walls by Porter Teleo through Jules Place, Page 128: Sectional sofa from B&B Italia through Montage,; carpet from Madeline Weinrib,; Arrow pendant from Apparatus; coffee table from Lawson-Fenning; blue pillow fabric from Calvin Fabrics, calvinfabrics. com; basketweave pillows and blanket from Schumacher; chair slipcovers from Furniture Concepts; small dining table from Restoration Hardware,; artwork from Krakow Witkin Gallery. Page 129: Dining table from Erik Rueda Design Lab,; dining chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; chandelier from Lindsey Adelman Studio,; wallpaper from Studio Four NYC, studiofournyc. com; dishes from Mud Australia,; artwork by Ellsworth Kelly through Krakow Witkin Gallery; family room window seat cushion fabric from Schumacher, Ichyra Blue cabinet color from

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Farrow &Ball, Pages 130–131: Wallpaper from Schumacher; sink from Franke,; faucet from Grohe,; Plymouth Rock cabinet paint from Benjamin Moore,; breakfast area Triad pendant from Apparatus; trestle table from Erik Rueda Design Lab; dining chairs from West Elm,; banquette from Furniture Concepts; artwork through Jules Place; island stools from West Elm; sconce from Apparatus; Statuario Nuvo counters and backsplash from Caesarstone,; custom cabinet hardware by Kristine Irving. Page 132: Wallpaper from Abnormals Anonymous,; pillow fabric from Schumacher; bench from Cisco Brothers,; etching by Brice Marden through Krakow Witkin Gallery; side table from Danish Design Store,; pendant from Kichler, Page 133: Rug from The Rug Company,; wallpaper from Eskayel,; ceiling fixture and bed finished by Art Applications,; duvet, shams, and table lamp from CB2,; nightstand from Restoration Hardware; blanket from Anthropologie, Pages 134–135: Kelly Wearstler rug from The Rug Company; bedding by Pine Cone Hill,; bed from Restoration Hardware; chandelier from Ochre,; artwork through Krakow Witkin Gallery; drapery fabric from Schumacher; sitting area side table from Danish Design Store; pillow fabric from Schumacher; master bath tile from New Ravenna,; tub from Fleurco,; basket from Bloomingdales,; wall-mounted faucet set from Kallista,

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homelessness by providing support to young families—was conceived as a garden party, a result of discovering Amanda ­Lindroth’s fabulous wicker and rattan lanterns and accessories for our e-commerce and lifestyle site, Along with her pieces, a hand-blocked woodgrain fabric from Les ­Indiennes seemed a natural fit to complete the picture. JANUS et Cie offered to loan us woven Paola Navone chairs that matched the fabric’s gray colorway and the overall vibe. At the eleventh hour, though, we found that Les Indiennes could not produce the hand-blocked fabric in time, so I headed back to the Boston Design Center, where I discovered that Charles Spada had just taken on a new line of printed ethnic textiles from Jennifer Shorto, which was perfect for our scheme. Jennifer and Charles quickly collaborated in an effort to provide the significant yardage required for the tent, tablecloth, napkins, and chair covers. Unfortunately, JANUS et Cie could not offer chairs that worked with the revised scheme, so we created little chair sleeves in a complementary Jennifer Shorto fabric to cover folding bamboo chairs. I keep these chairs in our basement for overflow occasions, and they dressed up quite nicely. The final touch was recyclable wooden flatware and palm leaf plates and bowls from Choix Home to add a layered, earthy, eco-friendly element to the design. | Abby Yozell, Choix Home, Dedham, Mass., 508-733-4811,

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