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131 | Perspectives Wallcoverings with metallic sparkle; designer Kate Jackson on midcentury style; the state of millwork according to Jon Van; where architect John Meyer finds inspiration; and what makes a Boston wet bar so stunning.

33 | Elements: Pattern Play Plaids, florals, stripes, botanicals— mix them and match them to suit your own unique style. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ

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140 | Trade Secrets: House Rules Comings and goings in New England’s design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL

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Pattern Play Early in her quest for a modicum of independence, our daughter, Fanny, took to dressing herself, choosing what she wanted to wear on any given day, no matter the season or the occasion. More often than not, this meant a mash-up of items in what seemed to her design-centric parents an unending combination of mismatched patterns. Surprisingly, her combinations of stripes, plaids, and prints weren’t half bad. In fact, they possessed a certain je ne sais quoi. We were reminded of that period in Fanny’s development recently. At this moment, the domain of decoration is rife with pattern. This comes as no

surprise. We’re in a visually rich world where communication via Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr (to name a few) is commonplace. In the not-so-distant past, an effective antidote to the preponderance of all this visual information was to take a minimalist approach. But lately, an “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” spirit seems to have taken hold. This is not to say that anything goes when combining patterns. As in all things related to design, there is a code that constitutes what makes for a stylish interior. And yet maybe there’s a lesson to be learned from Fanny’s three-year-old self. Call it pattern play. january–february 2015 New eNglaNd Home 33

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John Robshaw’s Twine Collection Duvet, $365–$495 depending on size; coral stitched flat sheet, $95–$145; coral throw, $198; pillows from back to front, 26″ × 26″ stitched coral Euro pillow covers, $65; 26″ × 26″ Alabat Euro pillow, $200; Twine sham, $90–$100; 20″ × 20″ Laal pillow, $125; 12″ × 18″ Nansi pillow, $100; 12″ × 18″ Two Elephants decorative pillow, $160. K Colette, Portland, Maine, (207) 967-9099, kcolette.com; C Beston, Hanover, N.H., (603) 653-0123, cbeston.com; and Wendy Brown Fine Linens, Providence, (401) 455-2337, wendybrownlinens.com

Pine Cone Hill’s Mirabelle (top) and Tiki Toile in orange sheet sets, $184–$270, depending on size. Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens, Stowe, Vt., (802) 253-8050, stowekitchen.net.

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and sculptor doesn’t have any fingerprints. “After thirty years of working with abrasive stones, they’ve been worn away,” she says. While her stunning stone creations, from elegantly crafted walls and walkways to intricate stone circles to a complete stone chapel, don’t bear her fingerprints, they do reflect her unique vision and artistry. “I like to call my creations ‘poems in stone,’” explains Alvin, as she shows off the looping, fifty-ton, three-arch, DNA-like helix of stone that sits in the front yard of her Morristown, Vermont, ABOVE: Thea Alvin in a piece created for Dharma

Door, Underhill, Vermont (2013), 10.5 tons, Vermont fieldstone. LEFT: A piece from “The Nature of Things,” a show at Goddard College Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont (2013), 750 pounds, Vermont quarry stone.

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farmhouse. She lives on busy Route 100, and the work draws intrigued onlookers almost every day. “I want to use stones to tell a story, to bring out feelings and emotions in people,” she says. As her front-yard helix proves, she’s intrigued by making stone “do what it looks like it couldn’t do naturally, such as making it look fluid and in motion.” After starting as an assistant to her brick-and-mortar mason father on Martha’s Vineyard and then apprenticing with a Vermont-based stonemason, Alvin eventually carved out a niche as a much-in-demand stone artisan. Her private and public commissions take her across the country and around the world. “My international work has just blossomed recently,” she says. “I used to hunker down during Vermont’s long winters but now I work year-round.” This winter she will complete commissions in

Australia, Kenya, Mexico, and elsewhere. She and her partner, sculptor Michael Clookey, recently completed a standing stone circle for a Wisconsin homeowner. For private Colorado client Tatiana Maxwell, she installed a massive 100-foot, 500-ton stone wall. “Thea has a magical, artistic quality that she brings to everything she does,” says the Boulder homeowner. “Somehow she can look at a pile of tons of stones and know where each one goes to create a work of art.” For her private commissions, Alvin looks for projects that give her the chance

to stretch creatively. “I don’t like to repeat myself,” she says. “Clients deserve something that is unique.” The artist confesses that while some prospective clients think they are interviewing her during the first stage of a project, it’s actually the reverse. Sometimes she turns down projects. “I look for clients who are willing to give me artistic freedom and are open to change. My sculptures are organic, and,” she jokes, “I always remind clients, ‘Nothing is set in stone.’” Although stone is durable and long lasting, Alvin explains that many of her

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installations and projects are not necessarily permanent. “I think working with stone is like sketching with a pencil,” she says. “With dry stonework there is no mortar, so you can take it down and put it back up. There’s a flow in this kind of work, a loose type of spirituality.” While she uses mortar in some of her work, Alvin, like other masons, sometimes calls it “the devil’s cream.” She says, “Mortar is a bonding agent that can protect a wall, but it can also trap water and lead to the death of a wall. Also, it can be used as an excuse for poor workmanship.” Alvin has become known for her precisely fitted dry stonework and her

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signature, gravity-defying stone arches, which she usually builds without mortar. She uses wooden frames during an arch’s construction and removes them when the stonework is completed. “I give the arch a good shake to make sure it’s sturdy,” she says. “If it doesn’t move, it’s finished.” She will use mortar if the wall or arch is intended to be climbed on. Watching Alvin work is like watching a composer; she’s a study in concentration as she chooses just the right pieces to help her craft her symphony in stone. As she uses a three-pound maul, which she calls Garfield (she has named most of her thirty-plus stone hammers), to split a seventy-pound piece of Vermont granite, she explains, “There’s a rhythm to stonework. I often listen to classical music and can almost stop thinking when I’m building a wall. Instead, I let it tell me how to build it. It’s a spiritual experience, really, because the act of creating is divine.” • Editor’s Note To see more of Thea Alvin’s work, go to myearthwork.com

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Let There Be Lights A Rhode Island designer fills a void in the local ceramic furnishings market with sophisticated, upscale lamps. Alex Gagne

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elicia Hwang Bishop flicks a switch in a smallish room that occupies a corner of her 4,000-square-foot studio. A single white clay form, graceful in its sculptural simplicity, stands on a table near a backsplash spattered with jeweltoned hues. This is where the magic happens, she says. It’s like a spray-tan booth for ceramics, but instead of artificial bronzing, each piece is sprayed with a hand-mixed liquid-glass glaze. That piece will eventually become part of Hwang Bishop’s eponymous collection of

designer lamps, produced entirely out of her airy workshop in the coastal enclave of Warren, Rhode Island. It all began more than twenty years ago when Hwang Bishop was working in a Chicago design showroom. “I noticed there was a niche market not being filled, and I loved sculpture,” says the designer, who studied textiles at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. So she sculpted. “My manager let me put some pieces on the floor—and they sold!” She started with wood, designing the lamp bases and outsourcing the wood-

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because so much is imported.” But her clients, mostly high-end interior designers and architects for both residential and hospitality properties, are more than happy to commission locally. The line is represented at nine showrooms across the country, including the Boston Design Center and the Decoration & Design Building in New York, and a retail website is in progress. Furthermore, the designer has recently been collaborating with other companies on joint product lines, like Hwang Bishop for Oomph (a home decor firm based in Connecticut).

So how do these lamps go from raw slip (liquid clay) to sleek, polished vessels befitting a five-star hotel? The studio has just five employees, but each one is passionate about clay. They pour the

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slip into molds and let it dry into hardened clay; these solid forms get transferred to a small kiln, where they are fired to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The next stop is the glazing room, which is where Hwang Bishop’s specialty lies: designers can send swatches that the studio uses to formulate a customized color. The second firing, in a larger, hotter

“I’m definitely influenced by Asian vessel forms, by trips to museums,” says Felicia Hwang Bishop. “There are so many beautiful forms from the past.” kiln, creates the desired effect, such as a crackle finish. If she’s not firing up a glazed piece, Hwang Bishop might be found working on a different lamp finish: gold leaf. The

hand-appliqued technique requires more painstaking labor, but the rich metallic effect is delightfully decadent. “I love beautiful objects and beautiful colors,” she says. “I love the whole process. And I love problem solving.” She’s referring to the fact that all her materials come from the earth, which can mean variation in characteristics. For instance, if the clay company that supplies the studio begins sourcing the clay from a different site, or if the weather fluctuates drastically, that could affect the drying time and other steps along the way. “There’s an art to figuring out how long to leave it in the mold, when to take it out, whether to cast it thicker or thinner,” she says. “There’s a learning curve.” Hwang Bishop takes her design cues from history. “I’m definitely influenced by Asian vessel forms, by trips to museums,” she says. “There are so many beautiful forms from the past.” But she relishes the unexpected results of her craft. “The designers

are so creative,” she says. “They might ask for something crazy that we’ve never done before. That’s always interesting— the customization aspect of it. Seeing what people want and being surprised at the outcome. My favorite thing is opening the kiln up. It’s kind of like Christmas; you don’t know what you’re going to get.” • Editor’s Note The Hwang Bishop Collection is

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Above It All Perched above the Boston waterfront, a bright and surprisingly spacious piedà-terre lets its owner feel like she’s on top of the world. ///////////

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f you’re from out of town and happen upon the Prince Building on Boston’s waterfront, you might wonder just what prince gave the building its name. Was it a Saudi prince, perhaps, drawn to what’s now called Boston’s Gold Coast, between Lewis Wharf and the North End? Or was it some other royalty—a prince from earlier times, observing with a certain imperial indifference from on high the unceasing toil of the masses on the wharves below? You would be wrong on both counts. Built in 1917, this was where the Prince Macaroni Company churned out one of New England’s premier comfort foods.

For many New Englanders, Wednesday will always be Prince Spaghetti Day. In 1974, the structure was converted to condominiums. An impossibly small elevator leads to Anne Benedict Chappell’s 1,250-square-

TOP: Designer Justene Spaulding kept the emphasis on the city views in the cozy but sophisticated living room by adhering to a quiet palette punctuated with purple accents. ABOVE: Spaulding softened industrial touches, like the rough-hewn beams, with glamorous additions like the crystal chandelier that sparkles above a dining table crafted of purple-gray Caesarstone.

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foot, eleventh-floor pied-à-terre. “We had to use a crane to get everything in,” says interior designer Justene Spaulding. “I can’t tell you how many times we had to block off the street.” The views, nothing short of dazzling, are what drew Chappell to the unit. “I felt like I was sitting on top of the world,”

she says. “What I wanted from Justene was a clean and functional space that was also warm and cozy.” Clean and functional and warm and cozy sound like they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum. If the former is a slice of prosciutto with melon, the latter is a big bowl of Prince spaghetti. But

Spaulding made it happen. “My design is basically a take on 1940s Hollywood glamour and its understated femininity, which is Anne’s look—free of frills, free of pinks—combined with the grittier industrial-wharf aspects of the building itself, and the space-saving consciousness of ships,” she says. In the master bedroom, for example, Spaulding broke through the drywall to reveal the heavy ceiling beams of the factory. “We juxtaposed this rough texture with soft metallics— the golds and silvers—evident in the rug and tufted headboard,” she explains. For efficiency, she added a hotel-like built-in that does triple duty as a wardrobe, desk, and a place to hide the AV system’s components and wires. From the dining area in the center of the layout, the living room opens a half-flight down over a knee wall that has been set with purple cushions. With its fourteen-foot, floor-toceiling windows, the space looks like a stage, with Boston’s bustling historic

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LEFT: Kitchen counters of a marble-like granite called Super White bring the almost black, heavily textured millwork into high contrast. BELOW LEFT: In the master bedroom, the soft metallics in the rug, a plush, tufted headboard, and a cushy chair and ottoman suggest classic Hollywood. BELOW RIGHT: Space is at a premium in the tiny master bathroom, so the designer used clean details, mirrors, and reflective walls to create a sense of roominess.

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In the dining area, the dangling prisms of a crystal-and-chrome chandelier sparkle like so many diamond rings, suggesting old Hollywood bling as they dance above a table crafted of purple-gray Caesarstone. The stone surface, from Cumar, a stone fabricator based in nearby Everett, Massachusetts, is supported by a pair of antique trestles Spaulding found. “Cumar also did the kitchen counters,” Spaulding notes. “I wanted a granite called Super White, which is rare. It has the properties of granite and the exquisite veining of marble. Every slab they pulled was too gray, until finally one came along and there it is.” Setting off the Super White counters in the kitchen are black Shaker-fronted cabinets whose heavily grained, wengestained wood is both an homage to the old mills of the waterfront and a knowing nod to the deco sophistication of the forties. With her unique mix of glamour, precision, and efficiency, Spaulding has teased out a solution to the comfy-versus-clean conundrum. Any worthy prince—or princess—would feel right at home. •

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Beauty, By Any Other Name New England’s foremost antiques dealers see changes in how and what people buy, but an appreciation for fine old things endures. ///////////

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he world of antiques has changed so much that we may soon call them something else. “Young people in their twenties think that the word antiques is pretentious,” says Andrew Spindler, a long-established antiques dealer in Essex, Massachusetts. Indeed, prognosticators have predicted the death of the antiques trade for some time. Along with books and landlines, the idea of imbuing objects with value because of their age or rarity has become, in certain circles—well—antiquated. Youthful homeowners, we’re told, want furnishings that can be tossed without guilt when the next new thing comes along. Spindler sees the landscape shifting, not disappearing. Big changes have

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been wrought in taste, terminology, and technology, he says, but the search for beautiful things remains constant. “No one is doing a period room anymore,” he says. “But people are actively looking for good design from different eras. It’s just about what’s beautiful.” “Our very concept of what constitutes an antique is changing,” says Charles Spada, who heads up both a venerable Boston-based interior design practice and an antiques showroom at the Boston Design Center. The common definition of an “antique” applies to objects at least 100 years old. Thus, the midcentury modern pieces so much in vogue lately are not yet antiques in the strict sense

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ing the past year, attendance was very good,” he says. But, he adds, “Our customers are busier now, with two working adults in the average household. Weekends are spent driving to Little League or gymnastics; there simply isn’t time to browse the shops anymore. That’s why being online and at major antiques shows is so important.” Spada and Spindler agree that a well-designed website is an essential element of their business. The two also use the services of such websites as 1stdibs.com and thehighboy. com. “Online, I reach people all over the world. The antiques business has gone global, and the way to survive is to be part of that global economy,” says Spindler, who attributes 50 percent of his business to his website. “The quality of the photography has to be good. Between that and cataloguing, it makes for another Michael Piazza

of the word. “To young people today, antiques date from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s,” Spada says. Arthur Liverant, the third generation in his family to head up Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques, in Colchester, Connecticut, says that attendance at shows is, in fact, up from recent years. “At each show dur-

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whole job.” “Online is today—let your fingers do the shopping,” Spada says. “A good 40 percent of my antiques are sold online now. Still, I love having a showroom.”

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Far left: Essex, Massachusetts, dealer Andrew ­Spindler. Left: One of Spindler’s trademark touches

is the imagination he puts into selecting and arranging disparate objects for his showroom displays. Right: Arthur Liverant in his shop in Colchester, Connecticut. Below: Historic American pieces such as this painted sewing box attract collectors to ­Liverant’s gallery.

Websites are an important, but not exclusive, way to do business, says Liverant. “For many of our customers, the experience of buying antiques is tactile: they like to touch, smell, feel a piece before they buy.” How people use antiques has changed as much as how they buy them. Designers use antiques more judiciously than in the past, says Spindler. “They will feature accent pieces like one great baroque or Regency chair. They don’t focus on historic authenticity.” Spada agrees. “For older interior designers, antiques were the foundation,” he says. “But today, it’s all about the mix. I’ll design a room with good contemporary furniture and with furniture of my own

design, but the spark is provided by fine antiques.” Spada also sees a renewed appreciation for fine craftsmanship. “The leaders in today’s

design community know the value of incorporating good antiques into the design mix,” he says. “They have come to appreciate furniture that was made by hand. If you have a Louis chair, you’ll always get your money out.” Fascination with American history continues to bring collectors to Liverant’s gallery. The difference, he finds, is that today’s customers seek out fewer but more select things. “Today’s aesthetic is more spare and minimal, so homeowners and designers use one or two special accent pieces, instead of furnishing rooms with nothing but antiques,” he says. “People want unusual, interesting, and really beautiful antique pieces,” says Spada. And Spindler agrees. “Younger, design-driven people may not like the word antique,” he says, “but they are drawn to beautiful things. Good antiques transcend the era when they were made.” •

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High Style An imaginative renovation returns a Back Bay Condominium to the sleek elegance the historic building deserves. Text by Megan Fulweiler ✕ Photography by Michael J. Lee ✕ Produced by Kyle Hoepner

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The multipurpose wall is “like a sculpture interacting with the art,” explains architect Carlos Ridruejo. “Based on the simple geometry of an exploding square, its design is intended to create interest, not overpower.” The owners take pride in their art collection, which includes the bronze sculpture by Pablo Eduardo.

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Bleached oak floors in a custom herringbone pattern add a luminous quality and allow colors— like those of the velvet stripes on the floating bench—to pop. The see-through stair railing helps channel light upstairs. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: An Italian chandelier casts a glow on a custom table by Keith Fritz. Pieces by Venetian glassmaker Nason Moretti enliven the swanky bar.

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nyone—or anything—that lives long enough will witness both good times and bad. Certainly the Vendome will attest to that. Once a posh hotel, built in 1872 in the elaborate French Second Empire style, the building has seen degradation, a devastating and tragic fire in the 1970s, and rebirth. Today, it is one of Boston’s grandest historic buildings, and its stylish condominiums (who would have imagined that in the nineteenth century?) are widely coveted today. It took only minutes for the new occupants of this top-floor unit to imagine putting their stamp on the space. Enamored with the panoramic views, the central Back Bay location, and the lofty ceilings, they recruited local architect Carlos Ridruejo to help create a state-of-the-art home. The couple brought their own expertise to the project, as well: interior designer Craig Tevolitz is the owner of Platemark Design, and Richard Baiano is president and coowner of the prestigious Childs Gallery. The outcome was bound to be a showcase. There was just a bit of thorny path to navigate first. The quirky warping that happens to all old buildings was to be expected. And the defining angles of january–february 2015  New England Home 77

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the mansard roof made for an interesting challenge. But the structure’s interior integrity, compromised by previous remodels, was particularly worrisome. To craft a sturdy framework for the owners’ nest, the team at FBN Construction had to peel away the floor and gut the unit. “The owners and architect had an ultramodern and precise plan,” explains Bob Ernst, FBN’s president. “It was like building a perfect cube— a jewel box—inside a misshapen pumpkin.” The design and building pros handled it all with aplomb. Every inch has been maximized, creating an airy ambience that belies the home’s modest size. Even the removal of an existing spiral stair and the installation of a sleek straight-run staircase—a bold maneuver demanding extra footage—managed to enhance the sense of spaciousness. The design’s intricacy, which required Ernst and his crew to mask utilities, integrate soffits to house lighting, and marry disparate materials, allowed no room for imperfections. The architecture and decor are a testament to the host of talents involved. Tevolitz’s knack for wielding fabrics and color makes itself apparent at the very threshold. To mask the entry’s surplus of doors, for

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A cibachrome print by Vee Speers and a sculpture by Donald De Lue claim a niche of their own. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:

Cubes in the stairway wall provide an alluring glimpse of the living room while making room for treasures like another Donald De Lue sculpture. Cleverly hidden behind a fabric-wrapped door, a tiny office off the entry sports silk-clad walls. The efficient kitchen is outfitted in a marble waterfall counter and cabinets in two elegant finishes.

Project Team

Carlos Ridruejo, Caridossa Craig Tevolitz, Platemark Design Builder: FBN Construction Kitchen designer: Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company

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“The owners and architect had an ultramodern and precise plan. It was like building a perfect cube— a jewel box—inside a misshapen pumpkin,” explains FBN’s Bob Ernst.

instance, he wrapped the entire space in a dreamy Lee Jofa chinoiserie fabric. Hardware is banished. Instead, the powder-room door protrudes slightly forward, providing just enough room for a hand to gently pry open the panel. With that, lights automatically pop on, illuminating a streamlined travertine sink. Move farther into the apartment and the main living area, as Tevolitz explains, “reveals itself.” Up soars the aura of light and the level of drama. An

ingenious sculptural wall composed of a series of three-dimensional boxes with diamond-shaped edges angling out is at the heart of Ridruejo’s masterly composition. No mere attention-grabbing focal point, this glossy geometric wall serves a number of roles. Almost magically, some cubes slide open, allowing access to a stunning dry bar; others swivel lazy-Susan fashion to expose the TV. As glamorous as the home is, it’s also eminently

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The stylish master bedroom incorporates leather-wrapped night stands with a ’30s feel and a custom headboard of bleached cherry wood. Above the bed hangs, from left to right, an oil by Maurice Grossman, Adrian Fernandez’s Digital C-print of an artificial banana, and a Jacob Kainen oil.

livable. “There’s a great level of comfort,” says Baiano. “It may look formal, but it’s also flexible.” Tevolitz designs his interiors with real-life events in mind. How people will interact dictates that furnishings be both chic and relaxing. For example, a John Saladino Tuscan sofa clad in chenille and Balinese batik is “deep and sheltering,” says Tevolitz, while a vintage coffee table nearby makes an attractive and easy-to-reach spot to rest a cocktail.

Adding richness to this urban setting is the remarkable art. The heady blend of styles and periods—a circa-1957 Edward Laning oil over the sofa, say, with a 1930s Alfred Maurer as neighbor—keeps the eye interested and engaged. Thanks to a discreet click-rail system, paintings are shuffled in and out all the time, the owners say, for an ever-changing, spirit-lifting roster. As happy sharing their home as they are having january–february 2015  New England Home 81

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LEFT: The spa-like shower is sheathed in a mosaic of tumbled Carrara marble. “To me it’s like a Roman bath,” says Richard Baiano. BELOW: A generous lighted mirror above the vanity aids grooming. FACING PAGE: A Jourdain bench dressed in Duralee damask and a score of noteworthy black-and-white photographs make a stylish contrast in the master bedroom.

it to themselves after an über-busy day, the couple stage regular dinner parties. Tevolitz, as it turns out, is also an accomplished cook. Pulled pork with homemade buttermilk biscuits is just one of his many go-to dishes. So primed for entertaining is the layout, though, that if it weren’t for the intoxicating aromas, guests might wonder where meal prep takes place. The elegant kitchen—a medley of highly organized cabinetry and lush materials—seamlessly partners with the nearby pear wood dining table. In step with Ridruejo’s concept, kitchen designer Donna Venegas, owner of Boston’s Venegas and Company, skillfully concealed the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry in a nine-by-eleven-foot niche opposite the sink. “It was a challenge, but it doesn’t lack a thing,” she says. When the retractable doors are closed, no one guesses at the marvels (or mess) hidden behind. To ensure that the everything-is-perfect tempo transitions without disruption to the master suite,

the first few steps on the carpeted staircase are framed with glass. The see-through railing helps link the stairs with the main living area. But then the sculptural wall that rises with the stairs performs some more tricks. Along the way, a handful of cubes become display shelves for mementos and prints. And once in the bedroom, the chameleon-like wall presents itself as a bookshelf. A core part of the men’s art collection is their trove of black-and-white photographs, many of which they display here so they can see them first thing in the morning, last thing at night. As plush as downstairs, the private quarters—meticulously planned marbletiled master bath and dressing area included—exude sophistication. Who can blame these owners for never wanting to leave the stellar abode they’ve contrived? “We don’t really enjoy hotels like we used to,” admits Tevolitz. “Everything we need is here.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 172. january–february 2015  New England Home 83

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Black Venetian plaster walls and geometric marble floors in the foyer make for a dramatic entrance. The sunflower painting is by the American artist Keith Shaw Williams. FACING PAGE: Reflective pieces such as the sconces, a custom mirror, and a console in polished nickel and shagreen add sparkle to the windowless space.

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fifty shades of gray

That serene hue, along with black, white, and the very occasional shot of color, brings an elegant masculinity to a Boston apartment.

Text by Dan Shaw Photography by Bruce Buck Produced by Kyle Hoepner

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ream clients with dream apartments don’t come along every day, which is why designer Eric Roseff can barely contain his enthusiasm about his renovation and decoration of a 2,700-squarefoot condominium overlooking the Boston Common in the Ritz Carlton. The newly divorced client, who works in private equity, had always lived in nineteenthcentury houses, and he was ready to embrace a contemporary aesthetic for his new bachelor life. “But I liked having distinct living and dining rooms and a separate kitchen, and this was the only unit in Boston I could find that had that on one level,” he says. “I wanted something that was modern, but not that far removed from a traditional plan.” Roseff was excited that his client had guts and

imagination. “He is one of those people who can envision spatial planning and proportions,” says the designer. “He challenged and pushed me. He gave me the chance to do things I’d never done before.” They decided that the entire apartment would be black, white, and gray, establishing a leitmotif that creates a seamless segue from room to room while giving each space an individual look and personality. “Eric has a phenomenal sense of color and texture. He was able to use so many materials without the apartment feeling disjointed,” the owner says. The small, windowless foyer sets the mood, following Frank Lloyd Wright’s principle that compressed entrances should precede open spaces. The jet-black Venetian plaster walls have a reflective quality that makes them seem to sparkle in combination with the polished nickel fixtures, a console table with a sub-

In a living room sitting area that looks out on Boston Common, B&B Italia high-back chairs with long-hair Mongolian cushions keep company with a tub chair and sofa from Holly Hunt. The bronze sculpture, Blade II, is by Guy Dill. FACING PAGE: The living room’s second sitting area plays host to a Kyle Bunting coffee table and armless chairs upholstered in cashmere velvet.

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the client “challenged and pushed me. he gave me the chance to do things I’d never done before,” says Roseff.

lime shagreen top, a vintage Venini chandelier, and a Roseff-designed floor made of three types of marble. “It arrived like a puzzle—all cut and numbered,” says Roseff. “It has an Escher-like feel and lets you know you are walking into someplace exciting.” Indeed, entering the living room is momentous.

And it’s more than the breathtaking twenty-thirdfloor views of the Common. “The room has grand proportions, and I used back-to-back sofas to create distinct seating areas,” says Roseff. Matching abstract-patterned carpets tie together the two spaces—one primarily for watching TV and

The sophisticated kitchen sports a skyline marble mosaic backsplash and a mix of painted and stainless-steel cabinets. Arctic Pear light fixtures by Ochre gleam above an island of snow-white quartz. FACING PAGE: A Moroccan silk shag rug and black-and-silver wallpaper strike a sumptuous tone in the dining room, where a David Weeks chandelier illuminates a round walnut table. january–february 2015  New England Home 89

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Project Team Interior design:

Eric Roseff, Eric Roseff Designs Builder: S&H Construction

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In the guest room, a lithograph by Robert Longo hangs on a wall painted in Benjamin Moore’s Galveston Gray. FACING PAGE: The study, which the homeowner uses more for relaxing than for work, features a sofa from Casa Design outfitted in Donghia mohair in the same hue as the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper. The mixed-media artwork is by the contemporary Argentine artist Claudio Roncoli.

the other for cocktails and conversation. A soffit around the room hides lights that cast a glow on the ceiling and taupey-gray walls, as well as highlight an art collection that includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings. That soffit was one of many challenges for the team at S&H Construction. “There was almost no space between the structural concrete ceiling and the plaster ceiling,” notes Eileen Leister, S&H’s project superintendent. “So we built shallow, wide soffits

around the perimeter of the room and across the center, to house downlights and uplights. It’s almost like a very spare coffered ceiling.” In the darker, jazzier dining room, provocative black-and-silver grasscloth walls have a subtle shimmer that adds elegant drama to a space used primarily for nighttime entertaining. Sculptural—and, most important, comfortable—chairs of walnut and polished nickel surround a pedestal table. Hanging from the reflective Venetian plaster ceiling, a custom january–february 2015  New England Home 91

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Diaphanous wool-and-mohair curtains, in Ethereal by Threads at Lee Jofa, offer some privacy while still allowing natural light into the master bedroom. Jim Thompson fabric covers the custom-designed winged headboard. Behind the bed, Reclining Figure, a midcentury painting by Peter Busa, is a colorful counterpoint to the room’s serene grays.

David Weeks light fixture looks like a fine-art mobile. The eat-in kitchen is as imaginative as it is functional. Roseff used both stainless-steel and paintedwood cabinets paired with snow-white quartz countertops. The backsplash is a showstopper: two-inch squares of marble turned in all different directions create a random but syncopated effect. The microwave

is recessed into the wall because the client wanted the room to have clean lines, and Roseff designed an industrial-strength range hood that doesn’t vent outside but has multiple filters. “You can cook fish here without smelling up the apartment,” he says. “It wasn’t inexpensive, but it was well worth it.” The client’s favorite room is his study, with walls

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covered in a bluish-gray grasscloth that’s the same color as the mohair sofa. “You’ll notice I don’t have a desk here,” he says. “I have an office four blocks down the street if I need to do work. The study is about reading, relaxing, listening to music, and watching movies.” For film nights, Roseff installed blackout shades

behind the textured curtains of teal and coppery brown. “The room was a chance to bring in some pattern with everything tone on tone,” he says. The master bedroom is appropriately serene, with a winged headboard serving as Roseff’s ingenious way of camouflaging unsightly air returns without blocking them. “It’s like being welcomed with open january–february 2015  New England Home 93

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In the show-stopping master bath, the walls are crafted of wide slabs of marble that are perfectly book-matched to appear seamless. The same marble was used for the shelving and, cut into strips and laid in a herringbone pattern, on the floor. Sconces from Circa Lighting and a sculpture from Marc Hall Objekt add the finishing touches.

arms,” says the client about the bed. “It’s a great way to end the day.” The mohair curtains—which Roseff says are “almost like a sweater”—allow light to filter in while providing privacy, and recessed blackout shades come down at night. “It’s like sleeping in a cocoon—it’s very cozy,” says the owner. The master bathroom may well be the unit’s most stunning space. “It’s the crowning glory for me,” says Roseff, explaining how much effort went into its construction. The owner asked if the walls could be made of marble slabs. “He wanted to see as little grout as possible,” says Roseff. “We wrapped the room in eighteen slabs fifty-four inches wide and perfectly bookmatched.” The same striped marble, cut into strips and laid in a herringbone pattern, covers the floor. As the owner notes: “It’s mitered beautifully, and every wall comes across as a solid piece of marble.” Such perfection required almost Herculean efforts on the part of the people from both S&H and Cumar Marble and Granite. “You can imagine getting those

The master bathroom is “The crowning glory for me,” says Roseff. “We wrapped the room in eighteen [marble] slabs fifty-four inches wide and perfectly book-matched.” gigantic pieces of stone up in the elevator,” says S&H project manager Sarah Lawson, with a laugh. The installation process, which took some six weeks, required exacting craftsmanship. “It was a challenge,” Lawson concedes, “but in the end it’s quite beautiful.” Roseff appreciates that his client keeps the apartment immaculate. “People sometimes ask if anybody really lives here, but it’s kept neat because there is a place for everything,” he says. And it’s his client’s commitment to craft, artistry, and aesthetics that made the project personally and professionally rewarding for Roseff. “He was very special,” says Roseff. “He brought my game out.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 172. january–february 2015  New England Home 95

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Ah, the freedom of the empty nest. No longer is the first consideration in house hunting all about the best school system, the safest neighborhood, the most kid-friendly activities. For Jamie and Kara, a dual-career couple with one son in college and the other close on his big brother’s heels, it was time to fulfill a long-standing wish to live in the city. “We did the typical search everywhere in Boston,” recalls Kara. “We wanted an older place, with some charm.” In the end, they were drawn to the vibrant, eclectic nature of the South End. “We like the mix of people—there’s every kind of person here,” Kara says. “It felt like a neighborhood.” Finding just the right dwelling proved a bigger test. “We looked at every single townhouse that came on the market, but we couldn’t find something perfect for us,” Kara says. The five-level nineteenth-century brownstone they finally bought wasn’t everything they’d hoped for, but nine months of living there gave them a good feel for how to turn it into the home of their dreams. All they needed was the right team to interpret those dreams. They found it in C&J Katz Studio and Payne/ Bouchier Fine Builders. Jamie and

A red ceiling, Osborne & Little wallpaper, and a Tom Dixon hanging light bring drama to a powder room. FACING PAGE: The rear parlor offers echoes of its front-room neighbor, but conveys a more casual feel.

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The designers fulfilled the homeowners’ desire for color by outfitting the dining room in a stunning emerald hue. The long dining table is crafted with a slab of distressed wood that gives the glamorous space a homey touch.

Project Team

Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, C&J Katz Studio Oliver Bouchier, David Long, and Chelsea Strandberg, Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders

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Rebuilding the rear brick wall gave the design team the chance to add large windows to the spacious kitchen, a cook’s dream with its horizontal-grain walnut cabinets and stainlesssteel counters and appliances.

Kara formed an immediate bond with Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, another two-career couple with a pair of grown children. “We interviewed other designers, but we fell in love with them,” Kara says. “You kind of know right away,” adds Cheryl. “It was clear we were meant to work together.” The Katzes have worked frequently and happily with the crew at Payne/ Bouchier. Homeowners, designers, and builders, then, formed a collegial squad—a good thing, given the challenges that arose. The old building was remarkably well preserved, according to Payne/ Bouchier’s project executive, Chelsea Strandberg. “It was fairly pristine in the sense that a lot of original features were there,” she says. Moldings and other architectural details had miraculously survived renovations in the 1960s and ’70s. “So it was a real treat to discover that they were still there and in good condition.” On the other hand, she and her co-workers—partner-in-charge Oliver Bouchier and project manager Dave Long—discovered that the entire rear brick wall of the building was collapsing. Undaunted, the team saw the need to replace the wall as an opportunity to brighten the interior. “The whole back of the house was removed and rebuilt, which allowed us to use much bigger windows,” Jeffrey says. The kitchen, for instance, now has a

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Kara and Jamie wanted a home with a sense of history, not a museum. wall of windows that open to a deck and flood the space with sunlight, a feature that makes Jamie, a passionate foodie and cook, especially happy. The remodeling plan meant gutting all the other walls down to the studs, but no one wanted to lose the details that gave the old house so much of its charm. The building crew crafted a complex scaffolding to hold the old molding in place as they tore the plaster away behind it. Fireplace mantels were retained, and the central staircase was jacked up and reinforced. As the walls were rebuilt, gaps in the molding were filled in with perfect replicas created by Clayton Austin of Boston Ornament Company. Kara and Jamie wanted a home with a sense of history, not a museum. Yes, the elaborate moldings and ornamental fireplaces honor the building’s past, but the colors, furniture, accessories, and art make abundantly clear that this is a place for a modern couple. They use the quaint term “parlor” to describe the two living rooms that occupy the third level, but don’t go looking for wing chairs with doily-protected arms. The front parlor blends past and present beautifully, beginning with the silk-and-wool carpet in front of the fireplace. “It’s like a painting,” says Cheryl. “It has an amazing palette of rich colors, and an incredible sheen.” It was one of the first items the Katzes suggested to Kara and Jamie, and it quickly set the tone for the whole house. “As soon as we all saw it, we were off and running,” Cheryl says. A curved-back but clean-lined sofa in cut-velvet pinstripes sounds a decidedly

TOP: The kitchen’s roomy granite island has a walnut border for casual dining. LEFT: Porcelain tile with a metallic finish complements the stainless-steel counters and shelves. FACING PAGE: Zach Collins, a family friend and an art student at Skidmore College, created the dynamic painting that sets the tone for the basement-level family room. 104  New England Home January–february 2015

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contemporary note, as do the modern armchairs outfitted in green mohair. A midcentury cocktail table and midcentury lamps on the consoles that flank the fireplace add to the modern feel. The less formal rear parlor is a more vivacious version of its companion. While the front room’s walls are painted a putty color with a hint of green, the rear parlor sports a coat of warm, deep green. The furniture, still a mix of new and midcentury, is a bit slouchier. And the front parlor’s draperies of October-sky-blue silk trimmed in Chinese red are reinterpreted as roman shades here. One floor down, at street level, sits the kitchen and the jewel box of a dining room. A painting the owners had, a vivid piece by Boston artist Gerri Rachins, inspired the Katzes to paint the latter’s walls a brilliant green that gives the room a gemstone glow. Emerald-hued velvet curtains banded with grass-green silk hang at the windows, and a wide, linear crystal chandelier illuminates the long table that is the site of frequent dinner parties. The chairs are upholstered on the front with leather, and backed with striped velvet that echoes the reds and blues of the parlors. The fourth level of the house is given over to the master suite (sons’ rooms and guest rooms take up the top floor). Shades of blue and gray give the bedroom an airy in-the-clouds feeling conducive to sleep. The master bath makes use of four kinds of tile in myriad shades of blue with trim and fixtures in white for a spa-like space to ease away the day’s stress. Jamie and Kara moved out while the house was being remodeled, but now that they’re back, they can’t imagine ever wanting to be anywhere else. “I adore it,” Kara says, simply. “I wouldn’t change a thing.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 172.

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minate Kara’s makeup table in the master bath. right: The master bedroom takes the home’s colorful palette down just a notch, adding gray to create a quiet, relaxing ambience. Facing page: Breezy blues and snowy whites give the master bath and shower their spa-like feel. january–february 2015  New England Home 107

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A. Tesa Architecture

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ince its founding in 2002, A. Tesa Architecture has become the firm of choice for residents of Newport and coastal New England seeking a home whose design couples a respectful interpretation of classic New England aesthetics with modern functionality; one which recalls, rather than replicates, the storied style of Newport’s Gilded Age. It’s a fresh approach that ensures that each residence designed by A. Tesa Architecture has a timeless appeal that is both cherished by our client and will also be appreciated by future generations. A. Tesa Architecture specializes in

designing Shingle-style homes that complement their neighborhoods, yet are undeniably original. We view the design process as a partnership that begins by our taking the time to fully understand our clients’ vision and how they use their home. Every aspect of a home’s design is given thoughtful consideration. Alec Tesa AIA, the firm’s principal, is a winner of the Henry Adams AIA Medal from the American Institute of Architecture. He was also honored as one of New England Home’s 2014 “5 Under 40,” which recognizes emerging talent in residential design throughout New England.

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Hutker Architects, Inc.

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or more than 25 years, the team at Hutker Architects has been helping families create one-of-a-kind homes in New England. Our process begins with listening. At the outset of every project, we ask clients to share images, diaries, and family stories with us. From there, we work together to create a program of indoor and outdoor spaces that will best support the way they live, work, play, and entertain. With offices in Martha’s Vineyard,

Cape Cod, and Boston, the 36 members of our firm’s staff share a common passion for place and a superior understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with building in historic and coastal locations. “Build once, well” is a tenet that underpins all of our work. Whether designing a primary residence or a summer retreat, we strive to create inviting, adaptable houses that are well suited for today, but will be enjoyed by families for generations.

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Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.

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an Gleysteen Architects practices in the suburbs of Boston, designing fine custom homes, additions, and renovations inspired by the historic architecture unique to New England. Classicism strongly influences the firm’s designs, which employ balance, scale, proportion, and symmetry to create homes that are subtly harmonious with themselves and their surroundings. This is particularly evident in our roofscapes, which take inspiration from the historic scale of traditional New England architecture to create carefully proportioned homes for elegant living.

Many of our clients are in search of a home that is not only tasteful but manageable. To achieve this, we draw on many years of experience to create spacious and thoughtful floor plans to fit our clients’ daily life. We find the mudroom, kitchen, and family room often figure prominently in our designs. Careful consideration of these spaces is essential to the elegant livability of our homes. Recent accolades include being named “Best New Traditional Home of the Year 2012” by The Boston Globe Magazine and being selected as “Best of Houzz” in both 2013 and 2014. Our work was featured by the

AIA in Houses for All Regions: CRAN Residential Collection. Our work has also been recognized by the Bulfinch Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Dream Home Awards, Remodeling Magazine Design Awards, and PRISM Awards, and has earned the sustainable LEED for Homes Gold certification from the USGBC. With years of experience in the design and construction of custom homes, additions, kitchens, and interiors, Jan Gleysteen Architects is committed to an architecture that is both elegant in design and responsive to our clients’ needs.

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Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors

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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 designs, only ones best suited to the site and preferred by the owners. Clients come to us because they appreciate and aspire to a high level of design. Customizing interesting oorplans, using quality materials, and designing specialty details throughout the home

are our trademark, with styles ranging from classical to modern. Collaborating with our clients is essential to developing award-winning 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 over thirty years we have offered a full suite of architectural and interior design services, coordinating every aspect of designing and building beautiful homes. Projects of any cost, whether they are a renovation, addition, or a completely new home, 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.

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Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC

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atrick Ahearn has been designing historically inspired architecture for the past forty years. His work includes new construction, renovation, and historic restoration for urban townhouses as well as suburban, country, and island homes. Patrick is dedicated to working on each project as a unique design opportunity, taking into consideration the surroundings, existing structures and wishes of the client to create the best solution for each property. Every project, large or small, is designed with the utmost care. The ďŹ rm works to create seamless architecture and interiors that respond to how people live today through classic, timeless forms.

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wo diverse architects. One dynamic partnership. She is Monika Zofia Pauli. He is Juan Guillermo Uribe Rubio. Together, the principals of Pauli & Uribe Architects are affectionately known by their clients as “Juanika.” That moniker characterizes the relationship the firm established— and maintains—with friends and associates. The duo’s high-touch approach is a natural fit for their discerning clientele and bespoke properties. Specializing in historically correct projects showcases their attention to detail and ability to handle challenging designs. While a passion for perfection draws on classical forms, modern ideas are integrated where appropriate. “We’re inspired by what the original architects had in mind,” notes Pauli. The firm’s hand-drawn renderings, rich with texture and dimension, are based on a timeless and ancient tradition, often forgotten in recent times. “Clients see their homes come to life in ways the most sophisticated software cannot match,” enthuses Uribe. No technophobes, the firm’s savvy team embraces the latest design software, but never chases technology for its own sake. With a prestigious client list that reads like a Who’s Who of Boston’s old guard and up-and-comers, their trajectory continues upward. Recent successes include the restoration and renovation of historic 19th-century townhouses on Louisburg Square, the Ritz Carlton House, a residence at One Commonwealth Avenue; and new residences in the suburbs and beyond. Despite their demanding pace, Pauli and Uribe still find time to serve on numerous civic and cultural advisory boards—including Bina Farm and Cambridge Historical Commission— allowing them to give back to the community.

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he home depicted here is nestled off a winding road in a hilly, remote, and wooded part of Cape Cod. The site is a knoll at the edge of a salt marsh, with bay and ocean views in the distance and tall trees surrounding three sides. The clients were inspired by broad-roofed bungalows in wooded mountainous settings. They sought a grand woodland cottage that sat comfortably on their site specifically and in the region generally. They also wanted a unique house in which their eclectic collections could coexist. The large overhangs, exposed rafter tails, and Gothic tracery all recall the sheltering canopy of the surrounding trees. These elements also suggest

the architecture of old family camp bungalows and allude to Gothic Revival communities of the mid19th century. Other influences came from 19th-century New England mill buildings and broadly gabled Shinglestyle and Arts and Crafts houses. Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders is nationally recognized for architectural design and quality construction throughout coastal southeastern New England. Offering an innovative single source for new construction and renovations, the firm provides design, construction, and management that is fully integrated, thoughtfully executed, and carefully attuned to each specific client.

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SpaceCraft Architecture

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paceCraft’s design philosophy is entirely “people-centric.” Whether the project is new construction, renovation, or historic restoration, our approach is always the same. We listen carefully to our clients and work hard to learn everything we can about how they go about their daily lives. Only then can we create the inviting, comfortable spaces that enable them to thrive. Our designs are timeless, innovative in floor plan, exquisite in detail, and built to last. We have a passion for breathing new life into old houses,

building on the “bones” of the structure with modern amenities and enhancements to create living environments for today and tomorrow. SpaceCraft has received several historic preservation awards, and two of our houses have been featured on the PBS series “This Old House.” Our name speaks to exactly what we do. We design homes with warmth and character, crafted with care. We believe that your home should be a sanctuary, and that the true measure of our work is how “at home” you feel every time you walk in the door.

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Chip Webster Architecture

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est known for its elegant, yet individual home design, the firm of Chip Webster Architecture (CWA) has been exploring creative solutions in ecologically sensitive architecture, interior design, community planning, and historic preservation since 1983. For more than twenty-five years, the firm has worked nationally from its Nantucket office. Led by MIT graduate Chip Webster, the CWA design team 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 a strong attention to detail, efficient use of space, and a notable creative richness. Well versed in Nantucket design and building requirements, arguably among the most stringent in the United States, the firm is renowned for its navigation of regulatory processes in projects nationwide. With a reputation for artistic collaboration, the company works closely with clients, engineers, and contractors in 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 CWA’s diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, and master planning designs, the credo of creating spaces that surprise, delight, and inspire is evident through the firm’s work.

Chip Webster Architecture 9 Amelia Drive Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 228-3600 chipwebster.com

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olin Smith Architecture, Inc., is a team of focused professionals committed to creating simple, artful, and memorable places. Since its founding in 2002, Colin Smith Architecture has devoted a significant portion of its time and talent to developing a diverse portfolio of work, with an emphasis on custom homes, historic renovations, and interiors. Our ability to work within traditional or modern forms of architecture and interiors has strengthened our sensibilities as designers. We are avid problem solvers

who strive to coordinate all aspects of building design with the project team. We are passionate about employing our craft to create functional and beautiful space while seamlessly integrating architecture with the landscape and interior spaces. We engage in a meaningful dialogue with the project team, share our experience, and bring objectivity and creativity to bear in solving complex issues. As such, we find solutions that hold value to our clients, the needs they reflect, and craft beautiful spaces. This is critical to our mission as designers.

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t DNA Architecture, we design the home for you, not us. The spaces we create are designed around you, your family, and your daily lives. It’s about more than just creating a beautiful house. The look and feel of the home should be your vision, and we help you find it. Whether it’s new construction or a renovation, modern or traditional, we can help you with the process of design and construction. Beginning a project is exciting, but can be overwhelming. At DNA Architecture, we want it to be a fun and enjoyable experience (it is for us and it should be for you too!).

We keep the process simple. It can start with a single image or a wish list. From here the work begins, starting with the big picture (what problem are we trying to solve, what does it look like, how does it work) and adding to it layer by layer. With each layer we add, the design becomes more refined. All the details begin to come together to create your vision. The Beacon Hill home above was created this way. The design needed to be approachable and casual in function, yet stately in appearance. Layer by layer, it came together. When you simplify it, architecture is a combination of necessity and beauty.

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Schumacher, boston Design Center, (617) 4829165, fschumacher.com

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phillip jeffries, Webster & Company, boston Design Center, (617) 261-9660, webstercompany.com

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“Adding curb appeal and expressing your modern style is easy with a set of modern house numbers.” modernhousenumbers.com

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“Its high backrest and enveloping shell make the Prince Chair from Minotti sophisticated and extremely comfortable. Smart editing and detailed tailoring enhance its appearance.” The Morson

“Primarily known for its Windsor-inspired seating, O&G Studio recently launched a line of lamps with a Rhode Island identity that will likely appeal far beyond the Ocean State. The lamp is made of solid maple, with leather inlays and antique brass hardware.” Warren, R.I., (520) 247-1820, oandgstudio.com

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“This simple yet sculptural floating-frame sofa is strong and handsome—with a soft side. The Kent Sofa captures the essence of midcentury style that refuses to fade into obscurity. This beautiful piece is a design classic that would fit into any decor.” Jason Miller Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y., (718) 218-6636, jasonmiller.us

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Five Questions

What is the most exciting project Van Millwork has worked on recently?

One that comes to mind is a lakefront home in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The design called for a blending of wood and steel. Collaborating with the architect and homeowner, we integrated stainlesssteel rods and wire into a balustrade and used Santos Mahogany for a plank ceiling and wrapped beams. The result was a distinguished and stunning interior.

Your company is unique in having a physical design center that includes nine rooms showcasing different styles of decoration and millwork. How has this resource been used?

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Jon Van of Van Millwork reflects on the work of providing doors, moldings, stairs, mantels, built-ins, and the many other architectural details that contribute so much to a home.

What, typically, is your role in a design team assembled to create a new room or house?

How has the role of millwork companies changed over the years you’ve been in the business?

In general, our job is to assist the design team in finding the most elegant and cost-effective solution to meet their design goals. We offer feedback and make product suggestions based on our knowledge and experience. Take interior doors, for instance. There are many factors to consider in choosing a door: the design, of course, but also the type of construction—how it is manufactured— and different price points. Then there are issues of availability and lead time, especially if people don’t start looking at interior finish until very late in the project (which can be a big mistake).

In the beginning, which for me was more than thirty years ago, we were working from a much more limited palette of choices. Millwork was regarded as a commodity, with most builders using very similar products. As home prices have surged over time, homeowners have increasingly viewed their homes as their primary center for socializing and entertainment. People who spend more time in their home want it to be more than just four walls and protection from the weather; they want it to reflect their individual tastes and lifestyles. So now our role in the process is to help our clients achieve the look and feel they’re after.

For the building and design community, our center can be a “millwork lab,” where everyone can view various trim applications—doors, moldings, stair parts, hardware—and see the effect they will have in a home. Since interior trim is one of the most important factors in the look and feel of a house, this becomes a powerful tool for choosing the most appropriate products for their project. Builders can also send their own customers to the design center to preview the variety of interior treatments displayed. This allows them to focus on construction instead of chasing products and information, and lets homeowners feel confident that they’ve made the right decisions.

Are there new materials or techniques you foresee becoming popular in New England?

New England homeowners have historically had a very traditional approach to interior finish; change comes slowly in this region! That being said, we have noticed some trends over the past few years. Stairways now often feature box newels, rather than turned posts, with balusters that are similarly less ornate. Contemporary and Arts & Crafts styles have influenced moldings as well, which means a trend toward simpler and cleaner lines. And some door manufacturers have introduced bold new designs that feature glass, fabric, even leather inserts. —interview by kyle hoepner

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PERSPECTIVES

What I’m Looking At Inspiration can be found in history or in child’s play, in far-flung destinations or in one’s own backyard, as architect John Meyer tells us. PETER VANDERWARKER

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“For a kids’ playhouse, I wanted ‘animatronic’ handrails—one going in one direction around the patio, the other going inside and coming out the back. I playfully based them on the parallel Dueling Dragons roller coasters at Disney World.”

The Agassiz Bridge in Boston’s Back Bay Fens inspired the design of a house in Brookline, Massachusetts. “The bridge is elegant, and it has an authentic Boston pedigree. The house has the look of a park entry, as opposed to a look that says, ‘This is a fancy house on Clyde Street.’”

“My father was an architect, and I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, in a house based on this one by Frank Lloyd Wright. When a client asked for a Wright-influenced house, I went to Chicago to look at Wright’s houses. Walking through them I was unexpectedly transported to the homes designed by my father and his colleagues. It was a fluke that I went to do research for a client and discovered my buried past.” FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S 1943 HANNA HOUSE IN STANFORD, CALIFORNIA, SERVED AS THE MODEL FOR MEYERS’S CHILDHOOD HOME.

“A client in California who has spectacular ocean and mountain views is a very spiritual person and is quite fond of the Ramanathaswamy Temple in India. A long hallway where the rooms spill different types of light and activity into the center space is a strong reference to his life view.”

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What Makes It Work THIS WET BAR in a downtown Boston condominium manages to combine sleek, minimalist structure with a serious dose of sophistication and drama.

4. Ultra-clear Starphire glass shelves are rabbeted into the stone and wood, so that no visible supports interfere with their clean lines.

1. Honey onyx wall panels are evenly backlit throughout, with no shadows or bright spots— an effect that is extremely difficult to achieve.

5. Streamlined satinnickel Hopewell cabinet hardware from Top Knobs completes the look.

6. Details such as the door surround and shelf fronts of the wine refrigerator are integrated into the cabinetry.

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Who’s doing what, where, and how in the New England design business

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hey’ve finally laid down the law in Massachusetts. Interior designers are now free. They can bid on state jobs directly without the sting (and additional markups to clients) of having to subcontract to their sister and brother architects. Although the Feds have long recognized designers, Massachusetts had been holding out. Until now. Expect to see cutting-edge police stations, casually elegant neighborhood clinics, transitional-style libraries, and everything else looking and feeling a whole lot better. At last September’s ASID/New England Chapter Annual Meeting, Lisa Bonneville, Elizabeth Swartz, Wayne Southworth, Jeanne Finnerty, Bill Elinoff, presidentelect Cheryl Morrison, and ASID Foundation chair Suzan Globus joined a large turnout at the Boston Design Center’s fifth-floor seminar room. Newton-based designer Christina Oliver, president of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition that labored for years to get H.4303 passed, brought rounds of applause from the audience with

the news of its signing by Governor Deval Patrick. What better way to celebrate the induction of Jane Garland Lucas as an ASID Fellow? In a reciprocating and gentle gesture, Lucas brought the evening to a close by giving out heart-shaped stones she’d found on her beach in Maine. But let’s not get too excited. More than a few celebrants woke in the night with Kafka-esque nightmares of a world in which laws in general and the bureaucracies that enforce them feel increasingly bizarre. What’s the chance of this well-intentioned, long-overdue law emancipating interior designers becoming subject to a still higher law, The Law of Unintended Consequences? Just in the past year, revelations have come out that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had fallen asleep at the wheel regarding badly designed ignition switches and airbags. The Secret Service let a knife-toting, ammo-packing intruder inside the White House before an off-duty agent tackled him in the East Wing. The Centers for Disease Control passed the Ebola hot potato to a hapless nurse at the first sign of an outbreak. We could go on. But there’s no point in ranting here: laws and bureaucracies are highly immune to ranting, in any case. Instead, we’d like to propose a new law—call it H.4303B— that puts interior designers and architects in charge of absolutely everything: health, education, ASID Fellow Jane Garland Lucas the economy, the environment,

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woodcarver Paul White to produce an emotional artifact of his own. “I’d like a coat of arms,” said the caller. “Well, I’m not sure,” White recalls telling him. “I’ve never done a coat of arms.” The octogenarian appeared later with a sketch of a

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Cod. Among the many award winners were Charles Orr, of Hutker Architects, who received this year’s Community Impact Award for his volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and a number of other community organizations. To see the full list of awards categories and winners, go to ­capecodbuilders.org/bricc-awards-winners. » It seems there’s always something new and exciting in the world of kitchen design, and Clarke, the kitchen showroom in Milford, Massachusetts, and South Norwalk, Connecticut, is always at the forefront. This spring the company will debut its Showroom of the Future. The company has ambitious Clarke’s Showroom of the Future

plans for revamping the 38,000-square-foot building they bought at 7 Tide Street in the Boston Seaport Innovation District. The expansive showroom will give customers the chance to test every Wolf and Sub-Zero product, as well as offer design solutions for indoor and outdoor kitchens. And because a great kitchen is about more than just appliances, the company has invited A.W. Hastings, New England’s exclusive distributor for Marvin Windows and Doors, to join forces with them in the new space. » Congratulations are in order for Monique’s Bath Showroom. The Watertown, Massachusetts, company was honored at the annual conference of the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association with its Showroom of the Year Award. The judges for the national award noted that a winning showroom has to go beyond beauty. Monique’s, they said, also offers an educated, experienced staff that offers clients creative, innovative solutions. » Our friends at Dover Rug & Home are beaming with pride over having received

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Stephen Gallagher, and Gerald Sullivan (2) Eric Inman Daum, John Kelsey, Sally Wilson, and Ivan Bereznicki (3) Laura and John Meyer (4) Peter Polhemus and John DaSilva (5) Rafe Churchill and Sheldon Kostelecky (6) Back Row:

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Indulge in the beauty of the holiday season by touring three of Newport’s historic mansions bedecked for Christmas. The Breakers, the Elms, and Marble House will be decorated for the holidays, including a display of twenty-four Christmas trees. The Preservation Society of Newport County, (401) 847-1000, ­newportmansions.org. The Breakers opens daily at 9 a.m., the Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m. The last tour admission at all three houses is at 4 p.m., and the houses and grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission to all three houses, $28 adults; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Home for the Holidays at Neiman Marcus, Boston Through January 31

Visit luxurious holiday rooms featuring the work of three Boston-based interior design firms: Gerald Pomeroy Interiors, Eric Roseff Designs, and Daher Interior Design. The designers created holiday-themed rooms inspired by royal residences: Balmoral Estate in Scotland, Versailles in France, and the Winter Palace in Russia. Home for the Holidays can be viewed during regular store hours. Neiman Marcus, Boston, (617) 5363660; free Boston Antiques and Design Show and Sale January 3 and 4

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the premier antique shows in the region. More than 100 dealers will be on hand with a variety of antiques and collectibles, including antique and vintage furniture, antique jewelry, fine art, silver, and vintage books. Shriner’s Auditorium, Wilmington, Mass., (781) 862-4039, neantiqueshows.com; January 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., January 4, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.; admission Saturday $10 (includes next-day readmission), Sunday $8 Old Newbury Day Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm January 10

Travel back in time to 1690 and tour the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. The Newbury community celebrates the purchase of the town back in 1701 with a townwide celebration. As part of the event you can visit this Historic New England home, indulge in cider and doughnuts, then head to town for a bonfire. Newbury, Mass., (978) 462-2634,

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Visual Alchemy: Tangible Discovery of Experimentation, Discovery and Transformation, juried by Elizabeth Devlin January 2–25 Framingham, Massachusetts (508) 879-4200 fountainstreetfineart.com » Cade Tompkins Projects New work by sculptor Daniel Stupar February 1– March 31 Providence (401) 751-4888 cadetompkins. com » Greenhut Galleries Art Maine 2015 Daniel Stupar Three Small Spirals Group Show January 2–31 February Muse Group Show February 5–28 Portland, Maine (207) 772-2693 www.greenhutgalleries.com » Burlington City Arts Preoccupied: Work by Adrienne Ginter, Wylie Garcia, Xavier Donnelly, and Dianne Shullenberger Through January 24 Burlington, Vermont (802) 865-7166 burlingtoncityarts.org » McGowan Fine Art Art in Bloom January 22–24 Love, Lust, and Desire Small works January 27–February 13 Bedford, New Hampshire (603) 225-2515 mcgowanfineart.com

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Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty Through January 31

The installation Filthy Lucre is the centerpiece of Darren Waterston’s “Uncertain Beauty.” The exhibit is a modern reimagining of James McNeill Whistler’s decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. Waterston’s interpretation is a ruin representing the economic disparities during the Gilded Age and now. Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111, ­massmoca.org; open daily except for Tuesdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

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twenty of Gould’s pieces, along with other works of art. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., (978) 745-9500, pem.org; open Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., open the third Thursday of every month 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

february 22nd Annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show February 19–22

This year’s show is themed “Garden Adventures,” so there will be plenty of fun for the entire family. Get a jump-start on your spring garden planning with lectures, demonstrations, and familyfriendly activities. Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, (401) 272-0980, flowershow.com; Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; $19 adults New England Home Show February 20–22

More than fifty building 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 experts, you can enjoy live cooking demonstrations, a furniture-building zone, craft zone, and food specialty area. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, (508) 823-0389, n ­ ewenglandhomeshows.

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com; Friday noon–9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; $12 adults Camellia Blooming Season at the Lyman Estate February 17–March 15

Take a mini tropical vacation without leaving New England; visit the nineteenth-century camellia house, part of the Lyman Estate greenhouses, where the century-old trees will be in full blossom. Orchids, sweet olives, citrus, and clivia will also be in bloom. Visitors can purchase plants propagated from the estate’s plants. Lyman Estate Greenhouses, Waltham, Mass., (781) 891-1985, historicnewengland.org; 9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.; free Historic New England—Furniture and Conservation Specialty Tour February 18 and 21

Historic New England conservation and curation staff will host a tour of the Historic New England furniture storage and conservation lab. The team will share their favorite furnishings and discuss the latest conservation techniques. Registration required; Historic New England Haverhill Facility, Haverhill, Mass., (617-994-6678, historicnewengland. org; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; $15 Historic New England members, $20 non-members Builders and Remodelers Association of Eastern Connecticut Home Show February 21–22

Find the absolute best in home-building and -remodeling products at the BAEC Home and Garden Show. Vendors from the building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping industries will be on hand to share their products and answer your questions. A wide variety of free seminars are offered throughout the weekend. Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton, Conn., (860) 701-9113, ecthomeshow. com; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free Greater Portsmouth Home Show February 28–March 1

Connect with the area’s top homeimprovement companies at the Greater Portsmouth Home Show. Homeowners are encouraged to bring their plans for new home building or remodeling to the home show for one-on-one contact with the experts. Frank Jones Center and United Bingo Hall, Portsmouth, N.H., (978) 534-0587; Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; $6 adults —Edited by Lynda Simonton

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4. Take a Seat Pull the art deco– inspired Perrin chair up to the fire, sit back, and relax with a cocktail and a good book. Arhaus, various locations in New England, (866) 427-4287, arhaus.com

5. Louis-Louis Can a commode from the mid-1700s feel fresh? Yes—bring on the rococo, we’re ready for some opulence! Trianon Antiques, Boston Design Center, (617) 443-1020, trianonantiques.com

6. Hearth Warming The legendary Bunny Williams extends her elegant design to the fireplace in her latest collection for Chesney’s. Brassworks Fine Home Details, Providence, (401) 421-5815, finehomedetails.com

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8. Form and Function The artistry of hand-blown glass meets utilitarian Edison bulbs in the latest lighting from artisan Tracy Glover. Tracy Glover Studio, Pawtucket, R.I., (401) 467-0098, tracygloverstudio.com

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11. Family Jewels The Beyond Crystal Collection for THG. The Portland Group, (617) 442-6950, theportlandgroup. com; and Waterspot, Natick, Mass., (508) 651-2200, and Boston Design Center, (857) 250-4878, water-spot.com

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A Country Estate As its name, Three Rivers Farm, implies, this iconic New Hampshire estate is surrounded by three waterways (the Cochecho River, Salmon Falls River, and Fresh Creek), affording it scenic views, saltwater recreation, and lots of privacy. Prominent Boston banker E.W. Rollins built the residence in 1901 in the Georgian Revival style, and it remained in the Rollins family for almost 100 years. Since then, subsequent owners updated the “summer cottage” designed by Boston architects Chapman & Frazer, adding multiple baths and a

modern kitchen. A stately staircase at the center of a grand, two-story foyer sets the stage for generously scaled, high-ceilinged rooms ROOMS: 19 with period details, 7 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS; including columns 1 HALF BATH and murals, through10,000 SQ. FT. out. Seven spacious $3,999,000 bedrooms make the property ideal for a large family, or one with many frequent houseguests. The home sits on a 17.2-acre mixed-use lot that abuts a conservation area; it features multiple outbuildings, walking trails, horse fencing—and, of course, water views.

Suburban Comfort, City Convenience Just north of Portland and bordering scenic Casco Bay, Falmouth is considered by many to be the gem of the southern coast of Maine. This home (essentially a farmhouse hybrid with charm intact) sits on a desirable two-thirds-acre lot in the Falmouth Foreside area. The house dates to 1850, but it has been thoroughly renovated in recent years. “This home offers a stately curbside appeal with a casually elegant interior,” says Nicola Manganello, the home’s designer. The 5,300-square-foot

custom dwelling features copper roofing, modern mechanical systems, and every creature comfort. Interior architectural details include original ceiling beams, elaborate mantels and built-ins, and a serious pantry with oak cabinetry.

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Beauty is in the details: many common rooms were designed in the Arts and Crafts style, with a combination of authentic and reproduction furnishings, including some stunning Stickley fixtures.

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CONTACT: Margaret Pesce, Great Island Realty, Portsmouth, N.H., (603) 433-3350, greatislandrealty.com. MLS# 4357862

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Restored to resemble the architecture of the 1920s, this home offers 9 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 9 fireplaces, wine cellar, pool with pool house and 4-car garage. $18,000,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite stone and stucco estate set on 2 acres in Country Club area offering 13 rooms, 5 en suite bedrooms, custom details and chef’s kitchen with cathedral great room. $6,900,000

Priscilla Hindmarsh & Deena Powell | P. 781.910.2667 | D. 781.718.6555

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen & Paige Yates | K. 781.507.1650 | P. 617.733.9885

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent, new stone and shingle estate set on 1.4+ acres in Weston Golf Club area offering 17 rooms, 5 bedrooms, designer kitchen, theatre, and wine cellar. $6,500,000

BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated Colonial residence set in Curtis Point offering ocean views, sandy beach, elegant appointments, 4 bedrooms, state-of-the-art systems, huge deck, and terrace. $4,600,000

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen & Paige Yates | K. 781.507.1650 | P. 617.733.9885

John Farrell & Cindy Farrell | J. 978.578.5203 | C. 978.468.4180

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite English Cottage set on a private half acre on W. Newton Hill offering 4 floors, 16 rooms, chefs kitchen/family room, master retreat, wine room, gym, elevator and theatre. $3,999,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite stucco Colonial home offering 14 rooms, 8 bedrooms, chef’s kitchen, period detail, open layout, new pool and patios. Near Boston hospitals and universities. $3,880,000

Muriel Hackel & Susan Freedman | M. 617.939.3133 | S. 617.943.1422

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PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND Fine Historic Colonial Mansion on 1.2 acres set amid lush gardens near Brown University. Elegant, rich architectural design, 10 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces, 3 apartments and cottage. $3,450,000

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Gorgeous stone and shingle home set on 1.8 private acres offering superb updates, 5 bedrooms, open layout, 4 fireplaces, kitchen/family room and state-of-the-art theatre. $3,380,000

Nancy Lerner | C. 401.741.0301

Deborah M. Gordon | C. 617.974.0404

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS In the heart of the city, with magnificent Charles River and Back Bay skyline views, elevator opens to 2,210 square foot residence on one floor. 3 bedrooms, and 2 parking spaces. $2,775,000

WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS Landmark Greek Revival-style home set on 5.5 acres offering old world details, 15 rooms, 8 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, country kitchen, barn, stone terrace and apple orchard. $2,495,000

Jonathan Radford | C. 617.335.1010

Tom Aaron | C. 781.248.8785

JAMAICA PLAIN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Peerless Pondside condominium. 4 Bedroom/4.5 Bath in custom contemporary lavishes. 18 foot ceilings, fireplaces, media room, elevator, private decks/grounds and parking. $2,100,000

DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Precinct 1. Waterfront 1930's stucco and stone manor set on 3.77 private acres overlooking Weld Pond. 9 large rooms, 5 bedrooms, 5 fireplaces, stone porch and terrace. $1,750,000

Janet Deegan & Constance Cervone | J. 617.835.0674 | C. 617.429.2349

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Stunning four bedroom home offers modern amenities including open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, three renovated bathrooms plus fenced yard, in-ground pool, two-car garage.

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Beverly Farms

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Classic “English Country House” on 3-plus acres. Quality craftsmanship in this 4-bed, 3.5-bath home includes coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, new custom kitchen, fireplaced Great Room.

Exquisite Estate. 11+ acres in horse country with direct access to trails. Features include chef’s kitchen, 3 fireplaces, 6 bedrooms and 4.2 baths. Also in-ground pool, tennis court, barn.

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Gracious Colonial on 2+ acres. Versatile floor plan and classic character in this four-bed with updated eat-in kitchen, dining room, fireplaced living room, library/ den, 1st-floor guest room, office.

Stylish Contemporary with wrap-around farmer’s porch. Offers flexible floor plan, 5 bedrooms, 3.5-baths, fireplaced Great Room, home office, in-law suite. Beautiful landscaped private lot.

Harbor front estate offering unobstructed ocean views with access to a shared beach, a shared dock and float. Three bedrooms, including master suite with private balcony.

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Dramatic views from this oceanfront Bungalow located on Fluen Point. This property comes with Fluen Point Assoc. membership with rights to private beach, float, and dock.

Beautiful shingle style home featuring a granite kitchen, fireplaced living room, 4 bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with balcony, a bluestone patio, & 2-car garage

Spacious tri-level Antique. This 5-bed, 3-bath home offers open kitchen, fireplaced family room, high ceilings, new windows. 2nd level master suite with private balcony, harbor views.

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Rockport

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Wenham

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Lovely Cape near Cape Hedge Beach. Charming 4-bed, 3-bath home offers hardwood floors, paneled walls, 3 fireplaces. All 2nd level rooms have views of Thatcher Island. Heated 2-car garage.

New Construction near town, beaches. Attractive 4-bedroom Gambrel features a “Dream Kitchen” with high-end appliances, fireplaced living room, 1st-floor bedroom suite. Also 2-car garage.

Stately Colonial on 7+ acres with 2 barns, pond. This home features 5-bedrooms, 4 ½-baths, 2 fireplaces, sunroom. Master suite with His ‘n’ Hers offices, 3rdfloor au pair/guest suite.

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taining area with kitchen, and saltwater pool (with pool house) beckon. A big attraction is the home’s proximity to Portland—it’s only a five-minute drive from that energetic city and all of its urban attractions, from shopping and dining to entertainment.

DULY NOTED:

CONTACT: Nicola’s Home, Yarmouth,

Maine, (207) 847-3466, nicolashome.com. MLS# 1159041

Stone and Shingle Island Getaway JEFF ROBERTS (2)

The home that sits on this spectacular

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Although all fixtures and appliances are new, a cottage vibe has been maintained throughout (you won’t want to miss the very cool custom bunkroom). Luxury amenities abound in front, with a heated stone paver driveway and three-car garage, and in back, where a screened porch, outdoor enter-

It’s all about expansion possibilities. The site (with an existing four-bedroom septic system) can sustain a home of up to 11,000 square feet. The plan was always to build a more spacious getaway in increments ...so now it’s simply waiting for new residents to make it their own.

DULY NOTED:

CONTACT: Vinni Y.

Davis, Page Taft Christie’s International Real Estate, Guilford, Conn., (203) 671-1335, pagetaft.com. MLS# M9148522

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ROOMS: 12 4 BEDROOMS 2 FULL BATHS; 2 HALF BATHS 5,300 SQ. FT. $1,495,000

peninsula (to be precise, it’s an island connected to the Connecticut shoreline by a small bridge) is a charmer, to be sure. Stony Creek granite was used extensively in both the house, with its classic lake cottage design, and the surrounding patios. The land surrounding it is positively breathtaking. The one-and-a-half acre lot ROOMS: 5 sits on Narrows Island 3 BEDROOMS 1 FULL BATH in a private cove with 1,160 SQ. FT. views of Long Island $8,850,000 Sound and the Thimble Islands. A deep mooring dock and architect-designed cabana contribute to the allure of waterfront living, and while most shoreline homes have shoulder-toshoulder neighbors, this one comes with privacy. It has all of the benefits of living on the water with no crowds—and no flood insurance required. Plus, you can watch both the sunrise and sunset from the property.

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

Pages 74–75: Custom floating bench cushions

Carrara mosaic from Romatile, romatile.com;

wrapped in velvet stripe by Osborne and Little,

lighted mirror above master-bath vanity by Electric

osborneandlittle.com; Villa club chair by Donghia,

Mirror, electricmirror.com.

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donghia.com; Cliché occasional chair by Holly

Interior designer: Justene Spaulding, JS Interiors,

Plushy velvet by Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com;

Boston, (339) 222-3330, jsinteriorsboston.com

Young Couple watercolor by Sally Michel; Rhythms

Builder: Bolalek Construction, Canton, Mass.,

of Nature bronze sculpture by Pablo Eduardo.

(781) 821-4134, bolalekconstruction.com

Page 76: Stair-railing wrap by Bruno Jouenne,

Hunt, hollyhunt.com, upholstered in indoor/outdoor

Wallpaper

Softwalls, Boston, (617) 482-5498; carpeting from

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Patterson, Flynn & Martin, pattersonflynnmartin.

Shuman, Shuman

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Associates, Millis,

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Mass., (508) 376-

Banana Still Life by Alfred Maurer; center large oil

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from Mitchell Gold

and Balinese Batik by Calvin, calvinfabrics.com;

+ Bob Williams,

custom Grecian dining table in ropey figured

mgbwhome.com; wing chair through JS Interiors; coffee table and side table from Vanguard Furniture, vanguardfurniture.com; draperies from The Shade Store, theshadestore.com; carpet from Merida, meridastudio.com; lamps from Arteriors, arteriorshome.com; kitchen counter, backsplash, and dining table top from Cumar Marble and Granite, cumar.com; dining table base from JS Interiors; dining chairs from JS Interiors; cushion covers from Designer Draperies, South Boston, (617) 268-2391. Page 58: Bed from JS Interiors; chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; carpet from Landry & Arcari, landryandarcari.com; nightstand from Bungalow 5, bungalow5.com; bedding from Eastern Accents, easternaccents.com; artwork from Natural Curiosities, naturalcuriosities.com; bathroom tile from Discover Tile, discovertile.com.

FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY PAGES 84–95 Interior designer: Eric Roseff, Eric Roseff Designs, Boston, (617) 282-9725, ericroseffdesigns.com Builder/millwork: S&H Construction, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 876-8286, shconstruction.com Cabinetmaker: Benedetto Woodworking, Natick, Mass., (508) 498-1631, benedetto-gallery.com Audio/Video design and installation: Elite Media, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 237-2929, elitemediasolutions. com Lighting designer: Lucia Lighting, Lynn, Mass.,

pear wood by Keith Fritz, keithfritz.com, through

(781) 595-0026,

M-Geough, m-geough.com; porcelain and gilt

lucialighting.com

chandelier by Le Porcellane, leporcellane.com;

Stone/tile work:

contemporary Venetian glass in bar by Nason Moretti, nasonmoretti.com Page 78: Kitchen Mud Gravel marble mosaic backsplash by Stone Source, stonesource.com; custom finished brass faucet by Maro Dornbracht, dornbracht.com; armless dining chair by A. Rudin through M-Geough, covered in Touchy-Feely indoor/outdoor fabric by Perennials; office Elana armchair by Bright, brightchair.com, upholstered in Brilliance dusky pink velvet by Romo from Zinc, zinctextile.com.; digital C-print Darling Divas: Addison, Total Miss Beauty Pageant, TN by Colby Katz; Leda and the Swan bronze sculpture on stair shelf by Donald De Lue. Page 79: Window Dressing painting on left by

Cumar Marble & Granite, Everett, Mass., (617) 389-7818, cumar. com Upholstery workroom: McLaughlin Upholstering, Everett, Mass., (617) 389-0761, mclaughlinupholstering.com Drapery/bedding workroom: George Perry Interiors, Reading, Mass., (781) 944-3100 Page 84: Barbarella bench from Holly Hunt through Webster & Company, webstercompany. com; art light fabricated by Ty Crowley through Eric Roseff Designs; vintage Venini crystal chandelier through 1stDibs, 1stdibs.com; custom-designed floor through Paris Ceramics, parisceramicsusa. com, Venetian plaster walls by Pietra Viva,

Edward Laning; The Birthday Party: Untitled #14

pietravivaitaly.com

cibachrome by Vee Speers; Eve bronze sculpture

Page 85: Steel sconces by Blackman Cruz

by Donald De Lue.

Workshop, blackmancruz.com; custom mirror

Mass., (617) 608-3737, caridossa.com

Pages 80–81: Lamps by Worlds Away, worlds-

through FastFrame, fastframe.com; taxidermy

Interior designer: Craig Tevolitz, Platemark Design,

away.com, with custom pleated lampshades in

Peace Dove and black vessel from Objekt,

HIGH STYLE PAGES 74–83 Architect: Carlos Ridruejo, Caridossa, Brookline,

Boston, (617) 487-

Duralee silk by M. Gabaree, mgabaree.com;

archallobjekt.com; Vitti console from Jonathan

4475, platemark.

leather-wrapped nightstands by Madegoods,

Franc, jonathanfranc.com.

com

madegoods.com; bleached cherry-wood framed

Pages 86–87: Damien Hirst spot painting

Builder: FBN

headboard upholstered in Romo fabric from

through DTR Modern Galleries, dtrmodern.com;

Construction,

Zinc; oil on canvas to left, Nude Male Reading by

Metamorphosis rug by NIBA Rug Collection,

Boston, (617)

Maurice Grossman; center digital C-print, About

nibarugs.com; Pampa sofas from Holly Hunt

333-6800,

the Aesthetic Possibility of Emptiness: Untitled by

through Webster & Company, with Kenza fabric

fbnconstruction.

Adrian Fernandez; oil on canvas to right, Eyrie by

by Manuel Canovas through the Martin Group,

com

Jacob Kainen.

martingroupinc.com; Sevilla chairs from Holly

Kitchen designer:

Pages 82–83: Large photo at top left, Fall River

Hunt through Webster & Company, with Sivo fabric

Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company, Boston,

Boys: Anthony by Richard Renaldi; large black-

by Castel through Donghia, donghia.com; J.J.

(617) 439-8800, venegasandcompany.com

and-white pigment ink print in center, Save Venice:

high-back chairs with Mongolian fur by B&B Italia

Audio/Video: System 7, Boston, (978) 887-1200,

Cocktails in the Plazzo Contarini dai Scrigni by

through Montage, montageweb.com; Pascia floor

systemseven.com

Matthew Pillsbury; Jourdain bench by Edward

lamp through Casa Design, casadesignboston.com;

Upholstery/drapery workroom: Eliot Wright

Ferrell and Lewis Mittman, ef-lm.com, covered in

Anemone lamp from Plug Lighting, pluglighting.

Workroom, Boston, (617) 542-3605

damask by Duralee, duralee.com; curtain fabric

com; kite lounge chair through Sedia, sedia.com;

Art: Through Childs Gallery, Boston, (617) 266-

by Rogers & Goffigon through DeLany & Long,

custom hair on hide ottoman through Kyle Bunting,

1108, childsgallery.com

delanyandlong.com; master-bath shower tumbled

kylebunting.com; IO chairs by Holly Hunt with

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Marguerite fabric by Dedar through Webster & Company; Isis polished stainless side table from John Lyle, johnlyledesign.com. Page 88: Chandelier by David Weeks through Ralph Pucci, ralphpucci.net; Solstice dining table and Glaston side chairs by Quintus through Studio 534, s5boston.com; chair fabric by Romo, romo. com; Float console by Glas Italia through Montage; Moroccan silk shag rug from Steven King, stevenkinginc.com; Elitis wallpaper from Donghia; Marmorin curtain fabric from Rubelli through Donghia; wool sheer curtain fabric from Rogers & Goffigon, rogersandgoffigon.com; table lamps from Plug Lighting. Page 89: Custom hood by Ty Crowley through Eric Roseff Designs; Arctic Pear chandeliers from Ochre, ochre.net; Alto stools from Powell & Bonnell through Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655, with fabric by Holly Hunt through Webster & Company; marble mosaic backsplash through Allstone, allstone.net.

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Page 90: Wells ottoman from Room & Board, roomandboard.com; Alice sleep sofa by Bonaldo through Casa Design; sconces by David Weeks through Ralph Pucci; Herman Miller Eames lounge and ottoman from Creative Office Pavilion, creativeofficepavilion.com; lounge covering by

AUTHENTIC D ESIGNS West Rupert, Vermont

800 844-9416

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Edelman Leather, edelmanleather.com; Cavallini Hippie Cow rug through Edelman Leather; Holly Hunt Lugano side table through Webster & Company; Little Mary lamp through Plug Lighting; Zahra in Indigo pillow fabrics by Mokum through Studio 534; Shibori Stripe fabric from Donghia; wallcovering by Phillip-Jeffries through Webster & Company.

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Page 91: Butler bed from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com; fabric on bed from Rogers & Goffigon; custom Lucite side table by Plexicraft, plexi-craft.com; Manning chest from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Robert Longo lithograph through DTR Modern Galleries; Cielo II chaise from CB2, cb2.com, with Bengal Bazaar fabric by Groundworks through Lee Jofa, leejofa. com; sconces from Williams-Sonoma, williamssonoma.com; Covet in Tangerine bolster fabric from Donghia. Pages 92–93: Bed and headboard custom designed by Eric Roseff Designs, fabricated by McLaughlin Upholstering; fabric on base of bed, Ottoman Empire by Barbara Barry, through Kravet, kravet.com; Grand Rapids headboard fabric by Jim Thompson through Webster & Company; custom bedside tables fabricated by Herrick & White, herrick-white.com; Ralph Lauren sconces through Lucia Lighting; Lorae lounge chair and ottoman from Bright chair company; Ethereal by Thread mohair curtain fabric from Lee Jofa; custom

Trestle Table Splated Maple Top with a Cherry Base Natural Colors 41” wide x 30” high

bedcover fabric by Barbara Barry through Kravet. Pages 94–95: Marble and tile from Cumar Marble & Granite, cumar.com; vanities and mirrors from Robern, robern.com; Madrid lacquer side

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Resources

table from Waterworks, waterworks.com; glass mosaics through Discover Tile, discovertile.com;

A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue

towel racks through Casa Design Boston; pivoting

60nobscot Home  145

sconces from Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.

A. Tesa Architecture  110–111 A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring  60 Adams + Beasley Associates  41

Interior architecture and design: Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, C&J Studio, Boston, (617) 464-0330, candjkatz.com Builder: Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders, Boston, (617) 445-4323, paynebouchier.com Drapery workroom: Thread, Holliston, Mass., (508) 429-5606, threadworkroom.com Pages 96–97: Silk carpet from Steven King, stevenking.com; armchairs from Liz O’Brien, lizobrien.com; Edmonds sofa from Roman Thomas, romanthomas.com; Peter Hvidt coffee table, table lamps, and Paul McCobb dining chairs, all from 1stDibs, 1stdibs. com; small table from Ercole Home, ercolehome.com; console designed by C&J Katz Studio, fabricated by Dave Blakney Metalworks, Woburn, Mass., (781) 932-9454; Millo chandelier from John Rosselli, johnrosselli.com. Page 98: Blu Dot standing lamp from Lekker Home, lekkerhome.com; Raffles sofa from Suite New York, suiteny.com; vintage coffee table from BG Galleries, beyondgorgeosity.com; biscuitstitched basket chair from Mecox Garden, mecox. com; Millo chandelier from John Rosselli. Page 99: Foila wallpaper from Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com; hanging light by Tom Dixon from ABC Carpet & Home, abchome.com; mirror from Arteriors, arteriors.com; Mercer box light sconce from Circa Lighting, circalighting.com. Pages 100–101: Dining table from Demiurge New York, demiurgenewyork.com; glass-front cabinets by David Iastesta through Studio 534, s5boston. com; dining chairs by Artistic Frame through Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; Light Drizzle chandelier from Ochre, ochre.net. Pages 102–104: Pendant light from CL Sterling & Son, clsterling.com; Morph bar stools from Casa Design, casadesignboston.com. Page 105: Table from Sit Down New York, sitdownny.com; chairs from Design Within Reach, dwr.com; lantern from Lekker Home; flooring from Mats, matsinc.com.

LDa Architecture & Interiors  20 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  2–3 Lighting by the Sea  156 M–Geough Company, Inc.  29

white organic vessel from Objekt; Antonio Lupi

TALL STORY PAGES 96–107

Landscape Depot  63

Andra Birkerts Design  26 Architectural Digest Home Design Show  174 Architectural Kitchens  55 Arhaus  72 Audio Video Design  141 Authentic Designs  173 Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc.  69 Bingham Lumber Company  59 Bradford’s Rug Gallery  158 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  16 California Closets  135 Chip Webster Architecture  126 Chrisicos Interiors  6–7 Clarke Distributors  inside back cover Coldwell Banker Previews International  164–165 Colin Smith Architecture, Inc.  127 Constructure Custom Builders  73 Cosentino N.A.  66 Cumar, Inc.  30

Mally Skok Design  65 Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors  116–117 Mitchell Construction  151 Moniques Bath Showroom  59 New England Shutter Mills  156 Newton Kitchens & Design  43 Nigohsian Carpet & Rug  144 Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC  118–119 Pauli & Uribe Architects  120–121 Payne/Bouchier  61 Peabody Supply Co. – The Bath Showcase  157 Pellettieri Associates, Inc.  129 Phi Home Designs  25 Poggenpohl  27 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders  122– 123 Portsmouth Bath Company  146 Rachel Reider Interiors, Inc.  35 Roche Bobois  4–5 Roomscapes Luxury Design Center  133 S+H Construction  67 Salem Plumbing Supply Designer Bath  151 Sea-Dar Construction  48 Shope Reno Wharton  162

Custom Floors Design, Inc.  149

Simon Pearce  170

Cynthia Driscoll Interiors  39

SLC Interiors  139

Daher Interior Design  1

SpaceCraft Architecture  124–125

Davis Frame Company  153

Sudbury Design Group, Inc.  12–13

Dayton Home  32

Thread  71

db Landscaping  157

TMS Architects  37

Decorating Den Interiors  52

Topaz Engineering  147

DNA Architecture, LLC  128

Trefler’s  64

Downsview Kitchens  inside front cover

The Ultimate Bath Store  130

Dream Kitchens  47

United Marble Fabricators  14

Eastman St. Woodworks  51

Valor Fireplaces  108

Eldred Wheeler  142

Van Millwork  155

FBN Construction Co., LLC  back cover

Venegas and Company  143

Ferguson  49

Vermont Verde Antique Marble Co.  145

Finelines  19

West Barnstable Tables  173

Fleming’s Lighting  142 Gauthier-Stacy, Inc.  42

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance  166–167

Gregorian Oriental Rugs  54

Wolfers  24

Hampden Design & Construction  53

Woodmeister Master Builders  31

Haven  159

YFI Custom Homes  146

Heather Vaughan Design  21

Youngblood Builders, Inc.  15

The HighBoy  57

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Home Life by Rose Ann Humphrey  144 Hutker Architects  112–113 Island Realty  170 J Barrett & Company Real Estate  168–169 J. Todd Galleries  28 Jamestown LP/Boston Design Center  23 Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.  114–115

Pages 106–107: Custom headboard designed

Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings  149

by C&J Katz Studio with Galbraith & Paul hand-

Kenneth Vona Construction, Inc.  8–9

screened velvet from Studio 534; glass mosaic

Kevin Cradock Woodworking  45

nightstands from Ercole Home; Celeste chaise from

Kitchen Views at National Lumber  137

Lee Jofa, leejofa.com. •

Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting  10–11

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Sketch Pad

Design ideas in the making

I love pillows. I use them often and believe they are important accents to most spaces. But I dislike the process of de-pillowing the bed or the sofa or the chairs. I also love necklaces and am partial to the Italian design house Marni’s fantastic jewelry. My idea was to create a wonderful, bauble-filled necklace made of pillows. The pillows would be of different shapes and colors, and attached to one another for ease of de-pillowing. This would make the necklace a perfect soft furnishing to use for the back of a very deep sofa. I first sketched the idea and talked it through with my design staff, then contacted Marie Chaput at the fabric workroom Thread, in Holliston, Massachusetts. (Marie and her colleagues at Thread have always been a great help to me in bringing some of my drapery and soft-furnishings ideas into reality.) Finally, Avery True (from my office), Marie, and I sat down to engineer just how the continuous rope could wind through the pillows and still allow them to move and stack. Accent beads and tassels were important additions to the look of the whole piece. Andra Birkerts, Andra Birkerts Design, Wellesley, Massachusetts, (781) 235-7073, andrabdesign.com 176  New England Home  January–February 2015

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