New England Home November/December 2015

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November–December 2015 Volume 11, Issue 2




In This Issue

featured Homes




A designer plays off his clients’ label-defying style to create a home that is a little bit traditional, a little bit contemporary, completely stylish, and totally personal.

An enterprising interior designer, her husband, and their architect breathe new life into a long-neglected Vermont village home.

A West Coast couple’s second home, in Boston’s Back Bay, has a quiet luxury, a sense of ease, and a dose of Old World elegance.



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New England Design Hall Of Fame Meet the class of 2015, the seven talented design professionals being inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame.

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On the cover: Traditional and contemporary pair up stylishly in a New Hampshire dining room designed by Tony Cappoli. Photograph by Michael J. Lee. To see more of this home, turn to page 102. november–december 2015  New England Home 21

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In This Issue



64 Art, Design, History, Landscape

People, Places, Events, Products

26 | From the Editor

141 | Perspectives Beautiful fireplace screens; designer Kate McCusker’s favorite finishing touches; architect Paul Lukez on the importance of a sense of community; recent books about design; the things that inspire a Boston floral designer.

35 | Elements: Big Ideas The smallest of objects can embody the biggest of design ideas. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ

42 | Design Destination Market Stalls at Boston Design Center 46 | Artistry: Artistic Statement A Massachusetts artist uses collage and canvas as a vehicle for commentary about today’s pressing sociopolitical issues. BY JULIE DUGDALE 52 | Metropolitan Life: Going to Town A Cambridge, Massachusetts, home is refreshed with some structural tweaks, a fresh palette, and a subtle contemporary vibe. TEXT BY MARIA LAPIANA PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE


58 | In Our Backyard: The Finishing Touch A family business on the coast of Maine crafts the decorative hardware that adorns doors, drawers, and cabinets in the finest homes. BY MARIA LAPIANA

70 | “5 Under 40” Awards Join the fun as we recap our celebration in honor of the 2015 winners of our annual “5 Under 40” awards.

64 | Outside Interest: Local Color A team of area professionals works magic with a variety of native materials, creating a landscape whose beauty is a natural match for its lovely Vermont hillside site. TEXT BY REGINA COLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUSAN TEARE

152 | Trade Secrets: Building Personality News from and musings about the New England design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL

162 | Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 170 | Calendar of Events BY LYNDA SIMONTON

178 | New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY LYNDA SIMONTON 185 | Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA 196 | Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 199 | Advertiser Index 200 | Sketch Pad Custom finishes and carefully chosen details make for a uniquely beautiful storage cabinet for a home spa.

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trade show and lodestone for designers and design press from all over the map—to participate (with an editorial colleague, Elizabeth Ralls of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and a group of notable designers from various regions of the U.S.) in a panel discussion entitled “Design and Sense of Place: How Do Geography and Aesthetic Relate?” The answer to that last question isn’t as clear-cut as you might think. It’s relatively easy to see that, in general, there are still regional differences in the living spaces people tend to choose—for example, the kind of white-box modernism that plays well in Miami finds far less favor here in the Northeast, where similar architectural forms tend to come clothed in much more noticeably “warm” textures (think grainy wood, board-formed concrete, brawny woven fabrics). At the same time, however, if you examine high-end interiors throughout the world you’ll increasingly find furniture and finishes from many of the same global brands being employed in the service of very similar looks. Nonetheless, in the best cases talented designers manage to use such common products in ways that feel bespoke, personal, and attuned, somehow, to the place and the people for whom the homes are created. The upshot: you’ll likely be seeing a few stories coming up in New England Home in 2016 that grow out of these musings. One possibility: Where do New England’s designers go in Europe and the UK to source antiques for their clients? Or, how is the universal availability of resources on the Web—via sites such as 1stdibs, The HighBoy, Bespoke Global, and Dering Hall—affecting our region’s artisans, dealers, and manufacturers? I hope you’ll check in periodically to see what we discover. —Kyle Hoepner

The Wider World of Design


ow should a regional publication such as ours interact with the larger world of national and international design? That question has been much on my mind in recent weeks, for a number of reasons. First, at the end of September I was lucky enough to join a small group of U.S. design editors on a tour to several antiques-related destinations in England, among them ­Lorfords, a rapidly growing antiques market on the outskirts of the charming Cotswolds town of Tetbury, and the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, which is held three times a year in London’s Battersea Park. Second, I was asked to give a talk at the Boston Design Center’s annual Boston Design Market, on how New England residents are becoming more and more comfortable with a broader range of adventurous and contemporary design. And, finally, I traveled to High Point Market in North Carolina—the huge, semiannual

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –attributed to Leonardo da Vinci A trio of nesting cylinders of hand-blown, hand-cut, and handpolished Swedish glass surrounds a fuel holder in a variety of finishes (shown, satin brass) in Deborah Ehrlich’s elegant hurricane lanterns. Sizes from 2½ʺH to 9ʺH. $300–$1,425, depending on size and finish. E.R. Butler & Co., Boston, (617) 722-0230,

We spend a good part of our working day assessing a variety of objects. We weigh their merits, debate their appropriateness, evaluate how one compares to another before making decisions about what to incorporate into a project. There are those objects we appreciate for their function. They work well. They get the job done. There are others we admire for their beauty. They please the eye.

But the ultimate measure of any object is how it combines function and beauty. This delicate balance is achieved by a purity of line, a clear approach, and a careful attention to detail. It’s a lantern so pristine that we are hypnotized by the clarity of its candlelight or a cast-iron pot whose lid is sculpture-like. Over the years we’ve come to appreciate that no matter how small the object, it can embody a big design idea. NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2015 NEW ENGLAND HOME 35

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“Less is more.” –Ludwig Mies van der Rohe




1. Bring beauty to mundane kitchen tasks with the Kinto Loop Tea Strainer, $16, in white (shown) or black, or FD Style’s fluorocarbon polymer-coated stainless-steel bottle opener, $40, and vegetable peeler, $58. Lekker Home, Boston, (617) 542-6464, 2. Iittala’s stainless-steel-and-wood serving pieces, designed by architect Renzo Piano,

feel perfectly balanced in your hand. $125. Didriks, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 354-5700, and the Mill at Newton Lower Falls, Newton, Mass., (617) 467-4847, 3. The detachable wooden handle of the Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot from Iittala, designed in 1960 by Timo Sarpaneva, is a simple stroke of genius. 3-quart capacity. $290. Abodeon, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 497-0137,


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“The details are not the details. They make the design.”


–Charles Eames



1. Swedish designer Matti Klenell created the powdercoated steel Nappula Candelabra for Iittala. 9ʺH × 10ʺW. $295. Didriks, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 354-5700, and the Mill at Newton Lower Falls, Newton, Mass., (617) 467-4847, 2. A collaboration between London-based Foster + Partners and the Italian lighting company Lumina has yielded the FLO lamp, a streamlined, versatile LED lamp in floor and desktop sizes and a variety of colors. Shown here, the desktop version in red. Approx. 19ʺH, 7½ʺD base, 15¼ʺ extension. $522. M2L, Boston, (617) 338-0002, 3. BluDot’s origami-inspired 2D:3D Bowl comes in four colors and three sizes. Shown here, the medium bowl in Space Blue. $69–$144, depending on size and color. Circa 50, Manchester, Vt., (877) 247-2250,,


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2. Ted Muehling’s Butterfly Pull comes in five sizes and three finishes, including satin gold, shown. $300–$600. E.R. Butler & Co., Boston, (617) 722-0230,

Among the Katzes’ favorite recent purchases is a tiny Koishiwara milk pitcher whose simple but impeccable design is a perfect example of form meeting function. The spout of the pitcher is so carefully crafted that there’s never a messy pour. 40 NEW ENGLAND HOME NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2015

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sion morphed. Frustrated by teaching, she transitioned into an interior design career. In the early 1990s, when she and her husband moved to Washington, D.C., Mandle enrolled in a painting class at the Corcoran Gallery. It was during that time that she found herself increasingly fascinated

by politics. Through pieces with titles like Alley, Shelter, and Urban Wall, her paintings began to reflect sociopolitical issues, such as the rampant homelessness she encountered in D.C. During George W. Bush’s Presidency, Mandle embedded images of soldiers in a piece entitled Macho. Another from that same period, called Homeland Security, is done in reds, oranges, and yellows—the colors of terror threat levels—and features Mandle’s grandchildren’s handprints as a sign of lost innocence. To create her lushly textured pieces, Mandle starts with materials that have a personal connection: handwritten journal pages, textiles from her interior design days, photos she’s snapped around the world. She glues them onto the canvas to build up texture, then tears pieces of them off for a worn, almost vintage feel before adding paint. The process is fluid. Some of the elements are planned, some more spontaneous. “I love the surprise when I layer and rip things apart,” she says. “When I deconstruct it takes it out of my control, and the element of surprise is in that process. It’s a

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layering of thought and emotion, color and texture.” Mandle’s largest collection is from four recent years living in Qatar, where her husband was hired by the country’s royal family to develop a cultural community of museums and educational institutions. During that time, she created a body of work focused on the intricacies of an emerging nation in the Middle East.

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he townhouse was perfect in every way. It sat on a lovely, leafy street a short walk from Harvard Square, a neighborhood park, and the public library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At 1,600 square feet, it was just the right size. And its three bedrooms were well configured for the prospective buyers, a professional couple planning to start a family. So when they saw it, they went all in. But, as is often the case, there was a wrinkle: the four-story townhouse felt dark, confined, and dated. “We were looking for ways to make it airy and light,” says the wife. They found the solution in a designer whose work they admired on “Very early ’90s,” is how interior designer Stephanie Sabbe describes the home when she first saw it. Her “before” photos show an inefficient kitchen design, some out-of-place ornamentation, and an abundance of light wood. Both client and designer knew the place needed more than just a facelift. Says Sabbe: “I knew if we got the architecture right, the rest would be easy.” The renovation, completed in early 2014, included a new entry hall, an open living/dining room (thanks in part to knocking down a wall), an updated master bedroom and two baths, and a kitchen so renewed it’s hard to remember what it used to look like. Sabbe now describes the new space as “clean and collected.” The wife, now mother to a young child, and whose own mother lives with the family, is pleased with the “more modern, very visually open space.”

A few modern moves make all the difference in this townhouse transformation. In the living room, a log trough adds an artistic as well as functional touch to the fireplace wall. Above, the homeowner climbs a stairway whose half-wall has been replaced with glass for an open feel.

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It helped that client and designer were in sync from the very beginning. “We just jived on a level where our defaults were almost the same,” says Sabbe. “I call it the ‘love list’ of things you love now, that you’ve loved as long as you can remember.” For her part, the wife really loves the easy interaction between the kitchen and the living room.

Given her strong architectural background, Sabbe immediately sensed the structural problems; she handled all of the design and subcontracting work. “I saw how to reconfigure the kitchen right away. It was backwards. I knew if we flipped it, it would feel right,” she says. She opened up the staircase by replacing a short wall with a glass partition. “A little

run of frameless glass goes far in making this space feel sleek and well designed, not just decorated,” explains Sabbe. The once-obtrusive, purple-painted fireplace now sits quietly in the wall, along with an integrated log holder. “I think the log trough takes the entire space up a notch,” says the designer. Materials and finishes carry the day.

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Designer Stephanie Sabbe created the graphic headboard. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The living and dining rooms are one, with a comfortable, eclectic mix of furnishings chosen for visual and textural interest. The new kitchen is bright and efficient. The dining room’s Robert Abbey chandelier makes a striking contrast to the warm wood table.

The home is dressed up in the designer’s favorite palette: “white, wood, glass, steel, linen, and leather, none of which will ever go out of style,” she says. Everyone’s favorite room is the kitchen, now a contemporary classic. It’s cleanlined, a vision in white, with the floor, window frame, and open shelving acting as thoughtfully chosen darker accents. Natural light is plentiful, so Sabbe opted for dark window trim. She added can lights throughout the residence, a statement chandelier and wall sconces, plus lots of floor and table lamps. “Good lighting is about levels, and we covered all the levels,” the designer says. The furnishings are a collected mix of commercial pieces, some antiques—and, in the living room, an old, comfortable Chesterfield sofa. “It gives life and history to an otherwise new space,” Sabbe says. For a personal touch, most of the photographs displayed in the house were taken by the husband. The clients are delighted with the overall transformation, its looks and livability. “We’re very happy here,” says the wife. The designer is equally content. “I love this palette,” she says. “I equate this palette to the Madewell of interiors. I always feel good in a pair of black skinny pants, with a white button-down and a nice leather bag. The same goes for interiors.” •

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The Finishing Touch A family business on the coast of Maine crafts the decorative hardware that adorns doors, drawers, and cabinets in the finest homes. ///////////

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ardware is the unsung hero of fine woodworking. It gets little notice as long as it’s doing its job; in most people’s minds, functionality tends to trump looks. That’s not how they see things at Lowe Hardware in Rockland, Maine, however. Decorative hardware—from levers and knobs to latches, locks, and escutcheons (those flat pieces of metal around keyholes, door handles, or light switches)—is the mainstay of the Lowe family business, and the Lowes believe that beauty and utility are not mutually exclusive. The company got its start in the coastal

town of Owls Head. Bill Lowe, the son of a boatbuilder and yacht skipper, was a machinist with extensive boatbuilding experience when he opened his marine hardware shop in 1977. His son, Elliot, now thirty-six, worked for his father through high school. As he watched the demand for luxury yacht hardware grow, Elliot says, “I took a liking to the interior items more, specifically the parts for cabinet and passage doors.” While at college, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering, he began to see an opportunity for his family’s company to grow beyond yachts and

The Lowe family is proud of its Yankee roots, the work ethic of its employees, and the variety of hardware styles (in twenty-two finishes, at last count) it manufactures for the luxury home market. Inspiration comes mostly from yacht design, period architecture, and “the tradition of American builders,” says coowner Elliott Lowe.

into the fine-home market. The Lowes had found their niche. Now that Bill has retired, Elliot and his sister, Emily, co-own the company. Elliot is president and chief designer in charge of manufacturing. Emily is vice president in charge of administration, customer relations, project management,

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quality control, and scheduling. Today the Lowes count among their clients Peter Pennoyer Architects, with which they’ve developed a product line used in many of the New York City firm’s projects, from Park Avenue apartments to private residences in the Hamptons. They also work with Toshiko Mori Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien, both of New York City and both noted for having a more modernist bent. A new showroom in SoHo (open by appoint-

ment only) anchors the company’s marketing efforts in the city. The seventh-generation Mainers take great pride in their work “and in the work ethic of all of Maine’s tradesmen and craftspeople,” says Elliot. They use state-of-the-art computer-assisted design and manufacturing equipment to make their hardware, and they finish most of it (in some

twenty-two finishes) by hand in their 11,500-square-foot facility. They have fifteen employees. Form is important, but it still follows function in an industry where everything has to fit like a glove and operate flawlessly. Engineering and attention to detail are both highly refined at Lowe. The machinery is operated by what Elliot calls “true tradesmen, who understand what our products need to look and feel like after they have gone through the finishing process. They understand how the different electroplated finishes affect the product, how the various patinas will age

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could practice his trades. He wanted to do this on his own terms; he is a true Yankee,” says Elliot. “He was never trying to grow the business beyond catering to his customers’ needs, primarily one job at a time.” It was up to the second generation to see—and seize—the opportunities for growth. “Integrating design and manufacturing is the core of the business and the key to its success,” Elliot says. “It enables us to satisfy our customers’ needs by executing custom-finished products in a courteous and timely manner.” It’s that Yankee spirit and work ethic again, retooled for the twenty-first century. • Lowe Hardware

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rom Toronto to Japan to Boston, Vermont-based landscape architect Julie Moir Messervy has created some extraordinary gardens. A recent swimming pool project in southern Vermont demonstrates why she is in such demand. Nestled into a hillside below the main house, with a long view of mountains receding into the distance, the newly created terrace contains the pool, hot tub, a pool house, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and dining areas. It provides space

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“With such a big view behind, we needed bigger water in the front, so the pool and all the stone and timber elements are oversized,” says Messervy. for family play and, thanks to the use of local stone and timber framing, it’s in perfect sync with the main house at the top of the hill. All the while, it delights the senses with beautiful stonework and carefully sited plantings. “They used to swim in the pond,” Messervy says, as she traces the history of the complex. “But one of their grandchildren needed a cleaner environment, so they installed a swimming pool. For the homeowners, this is intended to be a grandchild paradise.” The twenty-five-by-forty-foot shotcrete pool wears a veneer of handtroweled black marcite plaster. “Here in Vermont, people want a less island, tropical look,” says Denise Rundle, who, with her brother and father, owns and operates Northeast Pools and Spas of Sharon, Vermont. “They don’t go for the bright blue, green, or white pools you see elsewhere. On a gray day, this pool looks black. When it’s a sunny day, it reflects some of the blue hue of the sky.” Messervy explains that the scale of her design was driven by the grandeur of the backdrop. “With such a big view behind, we needed bigger water in the front, so the pool and all the stone and timber elements are oversized,” she says. Surrounding the swimming pool is a terrace of Chester Stone, the local name for a lovely, shimmering mica schist. “The mica lights up in the sun,”

Messervy says. “There is a vein of Chester Stone that runs through Proctorsville, Cavendish, and Chester, Vermont,” explains Greg Brown of Brown Masonry. “It has been quarried for many, many years.” He favors using local stone as often as possible, not just because it’s a greener option, but because it naturally suits the local aesthetic. Local stone artist Dan Snow split the large pieces to make the flagstone pavers that form the pool deck.

Another variety of local stone forms the outdoor shower. “Hurricane Irene raised the level of the rivers so high that they dumped stone on people’s houses and in their yards, sometimes as deep as ten feet,” Brown recalls. “We call it ‘Irene Stone.’ It’s sold as fieldstone, but it’s soft and round, like river stone. That’s what Denver Schillinger, one of our talented masons, used on the outdoor shower and on the exterior of the pool house.” Messervy based her design for the shower on the chinikana (pigeon hole)

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BELOW: Stone harvested after Hurricane Irene forms the outdoor shower. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: New plantings of mostly native species soften the edges of the new pool terrace. Messervy laid stone tracks so the homeowners can get to the spa, via all-terrain vehicle, all winter long. A pergola shelters the outdoor kitchen and dining room.

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walls she saw at the Nishat Bagh gardens in Kashmir. The pool house has a base of Irene Stone and is partially timber-framed with local white cedar, then crowned with a metal roof. A side door opens to an outdoor kitchen and dining area where a black granite dining table sits on a large slab of stone shaded by a pergola. Plantings of native species, including Joe Pye Weed, asters, purple coneflower, catmint, and meadowsweet, are augmented by blue and white hydrangea and potted annuals. The plants are sited to soften the hard edges and to frame the view. Messervy strove to heighten yearround usability of the property. A case in point is a set of stone tracks leading from the main house to the pool deck next to the spa. “The homeowners want to use their hot tub in the winter, so I made an easy way for them to drive their all-terrain vehicle down there,” she explains. Rundle marvels at how it all came together. “It took a huge amount of coordination between Greg Brown and me to create what Julie envisioned,” she says. It was well worth it, Rundle believes. The results speak for themselves. • RESOURCES For more information about this project,

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Oh, what a night! ➽ On a warm September evening, New ­England Home was proud to welcome colleagues and friends to celebrate the most promising young regional talent in residential architecture and design at the sixth annual “5 Under 40” awards party. The guests of honor for the night were Josh Linder of Evolve Residential, in Boston, for interior design; Corey ­Papadopoli of Elliott + Elliott, in Blue Hill, Maine, for architecture; Adam Rogers of Thos. Moser, in Auburn, Maine, for specialty design; Troy Sober of Gregory Lombardi Design, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for landscape design; and Kate Sterling of AKDO Intertrade, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for specialty design. A record turnout of nearly 500 people gathered at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting’s Boston showroom and spilled

out into The Galleria at 333 Stuart Street to celebrate the winners. Stunning arrangements by Winston Flowers set the stage as guests sipped signature cocktails by Triple Eight Distillery and craft beers from Cisco Brewers, while sampling hors d’oeuvres prepared by Davio’s restaurant. A highlight of the evening was a spirited auction of one-of-a-kind rugs designed by the “5 Under 40” winners and handcrafted by Landry & Arcari’s weavers. Local celebrities Jenny Johnson and Billy Costa, hosts of NESN’s “Dining Playbook,” were emcees for the auction. Guests showed both great support for the honorees and generosity: the evening raised $25,000 to benefit Barakat, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity that supports literacy and education for women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. •

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(1) 2015 “5 Under 40” winners Corey Papadopoli, Josh Linder, Troy Sober, Kate Sterling, and Adam Rogers (2) Polly Corn of Polly Corn Design, Rachel Gray of Grange, Jim M-Geough of M-Geough, Meg Fontecchio of Grange (3) Gregory Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi Design with Paula Daher and Ryan Donnelly of Daher Interior Design (4) Kevin Vician, Chris Komenda, and Paul Guitard of Woodmeister Master Builders with winner Corey Papadopoli (5) Herrick and White’s Gary Rousseau, Tom Zarr, and Jay Walden flank winner Troy Sober. (6) New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton (7) Joe Combs and 2014 “5 Under 40” winner Greg Ehrman, both of Hutker Architects

(8) Emcees Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson kept the bidding fast and furious. (9) Greg Sweeney and John Trifone of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams with winner Kate Sterling (10) Jim Youngblood of Youngblood Builders with winner Corey Papadopoli (11) Mark and Carla Hutker of Hutker Architects celebrate with winner Adam Rogers (12) Sertac Cakim of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Asli Cakim, and Jerry Arcari of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting (13) Nancy Sorensen and Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter with winner Josh Linder (14) New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner with Gregory Sweeney of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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n November 12, seven new inductees will take the stage at Boston’s State Room to be formally recognized for their vast achievements in New England residential design. This year, architects Jacob Albert, John Tittmann, Marcus Gleysteen, and Douglas VanderHorn, interior designer Charlotte Barnes, landscape architect Peter White, and specialty designer Lew French will join the sixty-three honorees who have come before them in the nine years since the New England Design Hall of Fame was first conceived. As in past years, the winners of our ninth annual awards possess a rich

clockwise from top left: The selection committee for the 2015 New England Design Hall of Fame: Patrick Ahearn, Jim Gauthier, Kyle Hoepner (ex Officio), Ted Landsmark, Morgan Wheelock

portfolio of residential work and an ongoing commitment to the design community at large. Their backgrounds may range from the home-building trade to fashion to modern sculpture, but they all share a love of art and travel that influences their work, a dedication to creating beautiful spaces that fit the individual needs of each client, and a deep respect for the history of design. The individuals tasked with the difficult mission of selecting the 2015 inductees include New England Design Hall of Fame winners from the past three years: interior designer Jim Gauthier, architect Patrick Ahearn, and landscape architect Morgan Wheelock. They were joined by Ted Landsmark, president emeritus of Boston Architectural College and board member of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and the judging process was coordinated by New England Home’s editor-in-chief, Kyle Hoepner. Together, the committee carefully reviewed the dozens of nominations from across the industry, with each judge asked to consider several criteria when making the selections: number of years spent in the design trade, community involvement, mentorship of the next generation, other industry recognition, and, most important, quality of work. As difficult as the selection process is, the outcome has once again proven to be an exceptional representation of the long-standing residential design talent we have here in New England. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, November 12, at the State Room in Boston for an unforgettable gala evening of dinner, drinks, and a special awards ceremony celebrating this year’s inductees. •

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When people speak about the work of architects Jacob Albert and John Tittmann, they use words like magical, original, and creative just as often as comfortable, relevant, and classic. It’s this careful balance between innovation and tradition that delights Albert and Tittmann’s clients and has made a lasting impression on the New England landscape. Albert and Tittmann began their careers during the emergence of postmodernism and, together with partner James Righter (an inaugural inductee to the New England Design Hall of Fame), were pioneers of traditional design here in New England. The three joined forces in 1996 to open Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects in downtown Boston. “One of the things we strongly believe in is mixing high style and low style, or classical and vernacular,” says Tittmann. “We’re not trying to be too straitlaced in our interpretation of styles; they’re at once very familiar, but also very unfamiliar.”

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Adds Albert, “Since most of our work is in New England, we often look to the styles that are here—but that is such a huge range, it hardly leaves anything out.” Their designs may be rooted in classic styles, but their traditional homes often come with an unexpected twist: an interior passageway ribbed like the hull of a boat; rafter tails cut like fish heads; tree-trunk columns; pointed dormers; prismatic roof forms. “It’s those details that really give a building or a house its personality and its distinctiveness,” says Albert. That distinctiveness has been captured in the pages of myriad shelter magazines and publications, and in New Classic American Houses: The Architecture of Albert, Righter & Tittmann (Vendome Press, 2009). The firm’s archives were recently accepted by Historic New England, a true testament to the timelessness of the men’s work. “We see our work as engaging in a cultural conversation about who we are as people, and how our cities should be shaped,” says Tittmann. We can’t wait to see where that conversation leads next. • clockwise from top left: Robert Benson, Steve Rosenthal, Robert Benson, Greg Premru

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Interior design

Charlotte Barnes 2015 new england design hall of fame

For Charlotte Barnes, having her house photographed for British House & Garden magazine was meant to be a special remembrance of her beloved London home before she moved back to the United States. Instead, those photos sparked an unexpected public interest in her personal interior-design aesthetic that led to an exciting new career. In 1995, after eleven years in the fashion industry with Ralph Lauren Womenswear, Barnes opened Charlotte Barnes Interior Design & Decoration, bringing with her a keen eye for style, a meticulous attention to detail, and a love of fabrics. She finds inspiration in many of her favorite things— European furniture, books, movies, and museum exhibits—as well as in the work of past design icons such as Elsie de Wolfe. “I love what she did,” says Barnes. “She took very fancy houses and gave them a little personality. She was the innovator of the ‘mix.’” An eclectic blend of contemporary and antique is also

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a hallmark of Barnes’s own interiors. This mix might manifest as upholstering a traditional chair in a modern fabric, pairing antique Chinese lamps with contemporary Quadrille wallpaper, or playing with scale and proportion by putting large pieces of furniture into small rooms to make them feel bigger. Whatever the formula, the result is always beautiful, elegant, and comfortable interiors that feel more like curated personal collections than overly decorated spaces. Magazines are once again taking notice, and her work has been featured in publications such as Elle Decor, New England Home, and New American Luxury. Barnes has recently launched Collection Charlotte Barnes, her new line of custom furniture. The collection is designed to work in concert with both antique and contemporary pieces. Barnes describes the style as more handsome than pretty, and imbued with a certain strength and the attention to detail for which she’s known. The designer’s hope is that these new pieces will be cherished today and passed on to sit comfortably in future homes. “Maybe they’ll be tomorrow’s antiques,” she says. • clockwise from top left: Chi Chi Ubina (3), Neil Landino, Chi Chi Ubina

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Specialty design

Lew French 2015 new england design hall of fame

Lew French was drawn to nature at a young age while growing up in small-town Minnesota, spending summers on the lake and in nearby forests. He started building houses after high school, and it was while doing stonework that he felt a powerful energy propel him in an entirely new direction. In pursuit of this new calling, French moved to Martha’s Vineyard for a change of climate and the chance to work with clients who he felt could appreciate his artistry. Whether indoor fireplace, walled garden, intricate water feature, or artistic wall panel, French’s work has a nuance and subtlety rarely found in stonework. Along with his careful attention to scale and proportion, a natural rhythm and balance run counter to the characteristics one normally associates with stone, and imbue his work with an almost feminine quality. Critical to his designs is his dedication to keeping each stone’s shape intact. Rather than chiseling, cutting, or manipulating stone to fit his design, French uses the “dry

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stack” method of stone-to-stone contact. “Stone is a powerful natural element, and if you find the right stone, and you leave that stone alone, it creates even more energy and makes more visual sense,” says French. As artist and designer, architect, and builder, French hand-selects every piece of stone and wood and installs it himself. From fourteen-foot-long quarry rocks to pennysize pebbles, weathered driftwood to reclaimed lumber, each piece is placed because it’s a meaningful part of the pattern. “I try to take my ego out of it and let the stone speak for itself,” says French. French’s stone creations have been speaking for themselves on TV shows such as CBS Sunday Morning and HGTV’s Modern Masters, in the pages of renowned shelter magazines such as Architectural Digest, House & Garden, and House Beautiful, and in his own book, Stone by Design: The Artistry of Lew French. Thirty-plus years after French felt the pull of working with stone, his energy and passion for his art have yet to subside. Sticks and Stones, a new book featuring his work, will be published by Gibbs Smith in spring 2016. • Alison Shaw (4)

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Marcus Gleysteen 2015 new england design hall of fame

Marcus Gleysteen didn’t intend to become an architect. He studied sculpture in college and taught art in New York after graduation. It wasn’t until he visited Italy in his early twenties and saw the likes of Giotto’s bell tower in Florence and Michelangelo’s St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome that he realized all of his favorite Renaissance artists were also architects. “In their time, artists like Giotto and Michelangelo were so unbelievably radical,” says Gleysteen. “They were extraordinarily creative and inventive, and did things no one else dreamed of. That is what makes them such great models to follow.” So the artist went back to school to study architecture, and today continues to be influenced by architects who can produce spaces that become works of art. While Renaissance artists may have first opened his eyes to architecture, in his current work he also looks to early modern and Scandinavian-modern design influences. This balance of traditional and modern forms permeates his

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diverse portfolio. “I am always inspired by the combination of timeless design principles with new forms, materials, and technology,” he says. Gleysteen designs both modern and traditional houses, his creativity and an extraordinary attention to detail being the common threads in his work, no matter the style. He enjoys pushing design boundaries with his clients to get the best possible outcome. “Even when people say they know what they want, they may not be aware of other opportunities,” he says. “A big challenge for us is getting clients to open their eyes to the extraordinary architecture opportunities that exist. We’re constantly fighting a desire for clients to go with the comfortable and familiar.” Whichever style they choose, a common refrain from Gleysteen’s clients is that his houses are very beautiful— but also very livable. Even as he pushes design boundaries, he never loses sight of the fact that these homes are made for living, and he takes great care to ensure that every aspect, from exterior facade to interior millwork, supports and reflects each client’s lifestyle. • clockwise from top left: Marcus Gleysteen (2), Jim Westphalen, Marcus Gleysteen

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Douglas A. VanderHorn 2015 new england design hall of fame

Even after more than twenty-six years and 120 projects, architect Douglas VanderHorn’s work doesn’t have a signature “look.” Quite the opposite: “My designs are a collaboration between me and the client, and what the client is looking for in combination with the context,” says VanderHorn. “These are the things that influence my design direction.” Collaborations with his clients have led him to create residences in a range of traditional styles—Classic Georgian, Normandy, French Country, English Tudor, Colonial Revival, and more—all perfectly suited to the context of their environment. And though he primarily works in southern Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, with the occasional foray into other states and abroad, VanderHorn’s diverse portfolio is a true testament to his customized design approach. His clients may appreciate the traditional aesthetic, but VanderHorn knows they also need a home that functions for modern-day life. Behind his classic facades, he incor-

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porates the latest energy-saving features such as sprayfoam insulation, geothermal heating and cooling systems, smart house technology, and LED lighting. His attention to detail also extends to the home’s interior millwork, which his firm undertakes with a close eye on both the individual style of the house and any necessary customizations to better reflect contemporary life. VanderHorn’s trade background informs his holistic approach to design/build: as a young man, he worked various construction jobs—blocking, framing, roofing, siding, and cabinetry—that, coupled with a love of creating art and sculpture, led him to his chosen field. His work today sits at this intersection of art and craft, and has been recognized by a long list of awards and publications. “People just find a comfort in some of these older styles, and they carry a level of importance in people’s minds that makes them comfortable when investing such a large amount of time and money in a project,” says VanderHorn. “I think with that comfort is a level of security in which they feel like someone after them will still have an appreciation for the home.” • clockwise from top left: Gus Cantavero, Douglas VanderHorn Architects (3)

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landscape design

Peter White 2015 new england design hall of fame

Landscape architect Peter White does more than just design beautiful landscapes; he takes a holistic approach to creating true outdoor living spaces. White’s work reveals a fluidness and a balanced asymmetry that speaks more to eastern and international influences than those typically found here in New England. As a principal at ZEN Associates (along with Shinichiro and Maho Abe), White has undertaken extensive travel to Japan and other countries to explore the ways different cultural practices—including cuisine, the arts, and social customs—can influence landscape design. Alternative notions of designing for both beauty and practicality influence his own outdoor spaces. “We shouldn’t think about the outdoor room any differently than the way we’d think about a living room or bedroom,” says White. “It’s thinking about what we want to do outside, and designing to accommodate that. The importance of furniture, lighting, sound, and water should all

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be talked about as features of the outdoor space—not as backdrops, but as a definition of the room you’re going to go out and live in.” White wants his clients to live in those outdoor spaces all year long, even here in New England, where landscapes typically go physically and visually dormant in November. To ensure his outdoor rooms have year-round appeal, he chooses furniture that can go uncovered and stand up to the elements, and uses plant material that has seasonal change but enough evergreen to still feel alive in December. Carefully placed lighting illuminates the space at night and makes it feel inviting, even in winter months. And, of course, fire features encourage people to gather, even if it’s just for an hour or so on a snowy evening. White and his firm continue to help their clients invest in their outdoor lifestyle both here and abroad, with recent projects including residential landscapes in New England, rooftop gardens in London, and even a 180-foot yacht in the South Pacific. It’s a true testament to his holistic approach that his beautiful and functional outdoor rooms can work anywhere, any time of the year. • clockwise from top left: Nat Rea, Zen Associates, Nat Rea, John Horner, Peter Vanderwarker

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 White clapboard and brick give the house a quintessential New England feel in keeping with the charming town of Amherst, New Hampshire. The Wakehams left the original layout intact while completely overhauling the interior design. The goal was a house that was “comfortable, beautiful, and functional,” says Desi Wakeham.

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Made To Order

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A designer plays off his clients’ label-defying style to create a home that is a little bit traditional, a little bit contemporary, completely stylish, and totally personal.

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he basil-lime gimlet—that’s what sealed the deal. Desi Wakeham and her husband, Greg, had recently bought a house in Amherst, New Hampshire, a bucolic New England town with historic charm. Having parted with most of their furniture when they moved from Atlanta, they were in search of a designer who was up to the large (literally) challenge of filling some 7,500 square feet. In her search, Desi came across Tony Cappoli. “Tony’s work spoke to me,” she remembers. “I looked at his website and he had this friendly face. A personal rapport is very important to me.” Then she read an interview in a local magazine, where he mentioned his affinity for basil-lime gimlets. Desi had one thought: “I’ve got to get to know him.” Desi’s gut feeling was right: she and Cappoli hit it off immediately, both professionally and personally—an asset from a design perspective, since Cappoli’s mantra is that a home should reflect the people who live in it. So how does Desi see herself? “One day I’m a hippie, then the next day I’m in Ralph Lauren,” she says, “I really vacillate, depending on my mood.” Cappoli set out to design a house that—like his clients—defies easy labels. It skews traditional New England, especially curbside, with its exterior of brick and white clapboard, but there are many contemporary touches throughout. “There’s a sense of casualness,” he says, “but there’s also something very sharp, a sense of couture about it.” Despite the fact that Cappoli would leave his mark on “every square inch” of the space, the layout would remain intact. “The house has great energy. The rooms flow well into each other,” he says. The kitchen and baths would be

gutted, French doors added, a new deck built, and rooms repurposed, but no walls would need to go up or come down. Desi admits they weren’t necessarily looking for a house this large, but she was drawn to the location,

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 The library skews formal, but not at the expense of com-

fort. Cappoli sourced the sofa and the carpet first, then the rest of the room fell into place. “There are pieces that define a space, that arouse people’s emotions, associations, and memories,” he says.

the layout, and the light. “What I loved about the house was that every room was its own room,” she says. “Many times when you’re dealing with smaller square footage, rooms are extended into each other to create a more open space. This house has that unobstructed feeling without all the rooms being

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open to each other. The kitchen is the kitchen. The family room is the family room.” The Wakehams are restaurateurs, so it’s not surprising that entertaining (and, by proxy, cooking) would factor in to the overall design scheme. The 1,200-square-foot family room, which occupies

the white clapboard section of the house (a five-car garage sits below, while the master bedroom perches above), is great for entertaining, but the couple also wanted it to feel cozy when just the family of five gathers. Cappoli created a comfortable scale by setting up two distinct sitting areas. A three-stool bar, november–december 2015  New England Home 107

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“One day I’m a hippie, then the next day I’m in Ralph Lauren. I really vacillate, depending on my mood,” says Desi.

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 Dinner parties are more fun in a dining room that is

a conversation starter in and of itself. The modern plumblossom pattern of the De Gournay wallpaper adds a splash of color. FACING PAGE: Sheer drum shades update the crystal chandeliers and soften their glow.

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complete with wine fridge, icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, and a hammered copper sink, brings convenience and a congenial vibe. While the family room has a casual warmth to it, reinforced by the stacked-stone fireplace, the library exudes polished sophistication. “Desi loves cream and taupe, monochromatic color schemes,” notes Cap-

 Comfort was the directive in the keeping room, located just off the kitchen, where a well-stocked bar, cozy club chairs, a fireplace, and warm, chocolate-brown walls make the room a welcoming spot for evening cocktails.

poli, so that informed the design. The two were on a buying trip in Manhattan when they came across the antelope-patterned carpet and the velvet Knole sofa with gold-leaf finials—two pieces around which they would build the rest of the room. A show-stopping chandelier hangs from the cathedral ceiling; the bronze drum has a frosted milk-glass diffuser that reflects a soft light onto the dangling brass rings. Just off the library sits the dining room, a space also inspired by a trip the designer and his client made to New York, this time for a dinner at Daniel Boulud’s four-star restaurant, Daniel. They loved the light-

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 The homeowners are restaurateurs, so the kitchen was especially important to them. A black La Cornue range and matching high-gloss black island with brass hardware pack a visual—and functional—punch. The swivel stools wear a Seema Krish fabric that ties in beautifully with the dark island and its light granite top.

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“There’s a sense of casualness,” says Cappoli, “but there’s also something very sharp, a sense of couture about it.”

ness of the restaurant and its splashes of color. To loosely mimic the look, Cappoli chose a beautiful, rich, creamy-white paint as a backdrop. To get that pop of color, he mounted a De Gournay wallpaper with a modern plum-blossom pattern on an eighteen-foot screen. Cappoli designed the dining table, fabricated from English burl wood with rosewood inlay. Classic Greek klismos-style chairs get a modern makeover thanks to the Asian-inspired Fret fabric that covers the backs. Every detail matters: the fabric’s cloud pattern is a symbol of good fortune. In keeping with the traditional-meets-modern aesthetic, Cappoli took old-fashioned crystal chandeliers and gave them a transitional update by adding sheer drums. Every beautiful dining room needs a great kitchen. The key here was function, though form certainly didn’t take a backseat. The centerpiece is a sixburner black La Cornue range. Cappoli designed the high-gloss black island with polished brass knobs to match. Two Asian-inspired lanterns above give off

 For the son’s bedroom, Cappoli went for masculine textures such as leather, natural steel, and wool fabrics and carpet all inspired by a man’s suit. FACING PAGE: A seating area focused on the stacked-stone fireplace is one of two arrangements, separated by a game table and bar area, that Cappoli designed to bring the 1,200-square-foot family room down to a comfortable size.

an elegant light at night. He mixed silver and brass throughout, as well as contemporary touches (note the faucet and pot filler) with traditional ones (the kitchen cabinets in a timeless linen white). He chose a hand-painted and -embroidered fabric by Bostonbased designer Seema Krish to cover the swivel stools and complement the granite counter on the island. “The fabric is absolutely delicious,” says Cappoli. “It should be in a kitchen.” Off the kitchen, the Wakehams repurposed the original dining room into a keeping room. Four club chairs fluffed with monogrammed pillows, a fireplace, and chocolate-brown walls (Benjamin Moore’s Midsummer Night) make it a cozy spot to take your morning coffee, which is exactly what the homeowners do. Despite the grand scale of the four-bedroom house, there’s no wasted space, notes Desi. Every room is functional and, because of Cappoli’s deft hand, personal. He was able to achieve the latter thanks to a great working relationship (and eventual friendship) with the Wakehams. “They have a really good sense of style, and we filled the house with things they love,” he says. Sounds like a straightforward and successful design approach—one to which we can all raise a basil-lime gimlet. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 196. november–december 2015  New England Home 115

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Redeeming Qualities An enterprising interior designer, her husband, and their architect breathe new life into a long-neglected Vermont village home.

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After falling in love with the long-neglected Vermont village house, interior designer Phyllis Higgerson and her husband decided to renovate it instead of tearing it down. Her elegantly simple design scheme features a neutral palette and Swedishinfluenced furniture to give the renovated home a feeling of calmness and serenity. FACING PAGE: A chandelier from Bella Figura lends a more formal touch to the dining room.

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“I promise not to cry” is what interior decorator Phyllis Higgerson said when her real estate agent told her about a rundown house for sale in the small Vermont village of Norwich. “She told me it had been neglected and needed work because it had been used as a rental for college students for nearly a decade,” remembers Higgerson. “I was expecting the worst.” That’s basically what she got. “From the outside it looked a bit like a rough-and-ready shanty with its brown cedar-shake siding that was in bad shape,” she remembers. The gardens were overgrown and unruly. Inside was not much better. The walls wore a variety of colors, the kitchen was a “disaster,” Higgerson says, and the floors were badly scratched. The entire layout needed reworking. The 1,150-square-foot home, built in 1913, was also too small for Higgerson and her husband, their two young daughters, and two dogs. “But the house also had a lot going for it,” says Michael Ertel, a family friend and Woodstock, Vermont-based architect, who accompanied the Higgersons on their first visit to the house. “The quiet, cozy neighborhood was what they’d been looking for. The house had some historic value to it and was consistent with the character of the street,” says Ertel. Best of all, the structure was sound. As the architect explains,

ABOVE LEFT: The dining room features a “The house had good bones.” painting by Woodstock, Vermont, artist Glenn “We all agreed that we could Suokko. ABOVE: Higgerson used Scandinavian make the house work,” says pieces like the painted console throughout the home. FACING PAGE: Following their Higgerson. They decided to gut design edict of “less is more,” the owners much of the original house— added subtle crown moldings throughout ripping many of the walls to the house and opted for furniture, walls, and drapes in muted beiges. the studs—and put an addition on the rear of the home. It was important to Higgerson that the renovation respect the history of the house. “My husband and I are both ‘old-house people,’” she says. “We wanted to respect the house’s history. I hated the idea of erasing someone’s story.” In concert with his clients, Ertel designed a twostory, 1,700-square-foot addition that holds a garage, mudroom, and powder room on the ground floor and a master bedroom suite, office, and laundry room above. Ertel’s design took its cue from the original house and was fashioned in the same vernacular. “We november–december 2015  New England Home 119

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ABOVE: The home’s original cedar shake

siding was replaced with traditional clapboards, which were also used on the two-story addition to visually link both

buildings. BELOW: Glass-front customcrafted cabinets enhance the open kitchen’s airy feel. FACING PAGE: The new addition’s mudroom has under-floor heating.

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“My husband and I are both ‘old-house people,’” says Higgerson. “We wanted to respect the house’s history. I hated the idea of erasing someone’s story.” were careful not to build something too big that would be out of character with the neighborhood,” he says. “We were sensitive to the surroundings.” The addition looks like a natural outgrowth of the older house, linked by a connector. “This is the way rural houses in Vermont grew, as people needed more space,” says Higgerson. To help the addition blend in, details like latticework and railings on the old part were replicated to adorn the new section. Inside, the team chose flat-panel doors and oil-rubbed bronze hardware that match what had been used in the original house. Scale was important. The addition’s rooflines fall in line with the existing house to, as Ertel says, “minimize the bulk” of the new building. Instead of adding a full second story, Ertel used dormers. As Higgerson explains, “These also helped break up the mass of the addition. A full-height ceiling would have made the addition too high and out of proportion with the original house.” In the original part of the house, clumsy builtins and an awkwardly positioned wood stove were removed, and rooms were reconfigured to make spaces more functional. On the second floor, a tiny third bedroom was converted into a walk-in closet. A 1980s addition—a roughly made first-floor bedroom—was replaced with an open-plan kitchen and a light-filled family room that cleverly links the old house with the addition. Higgerson upgraded crown moldings and baseboards throughout the house but, as she explains, “we didn’t go overboard. Again, we wanted the woodwork to be proportional to the rooms and look like it had always been there.”

The house’s old windows A tiny office is tucked away in the new addition. FACING PAGE: The original home had no were swapped out for new, fireplace, so the owners installed one in the energy-efficient models that connector that serves a family room and links feature the same, traditional the old house with the addition. six-over-one configuration, and the whole original structure was reinsulated. Cabinetmaker Jeff Winagle created built-ins for the addition. He also added elegantly carved corbels to the kitchen cabinets to, as he explains, “give a nod to the past.” New construction and renovation took almost a year, and when Higgerson was at last able to make her interior design choices, she opted for a neutral palette. “Because we are all bombarded by so many colors and images and so much visual noise when we are out in the world, I wanted to come home to a

Project Team Architecture:

Michael Ertel, Ertel Associates Phyllis Higgerson, Henhurst Interiors

interior Design:

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sanctuary of peace, something that was easy on the eyes and calming,” she says. She confesses that although “beige is becoming a dirty word,” she still finds it comforting and uses it often. She is also a lover of painted Scandinavian furniture that goes well with a neutral palette. The interior is a testament to the “less is more” philosophy. For example, in the kitchen, Higgerson requested that electrical sockets be discreetly tucked away so as not to distract from the room’s elegant lines. She loves clean surfaces and asked for cupboards to hide away appliances and even the telephone. “It’s like we are living on a boat,” she explains, “Everything has its own place.” She laughs when she admits that she’s always tinkering with her design choices. “I’m constantly rearranging and replacing furniture and design objects throughout my home, and even changing paint colors.” Higgerson initially painted the dining and living rooms in a shade of muslin, then repainted both spaces with the same paint mixed 50 percent lighter. “My husband was incredulous,” she says. “I am a perfectionist, and I know that’s a curse!” Her attention to detail has paid off. Several neighbors and even passersby so admired the color of the house’s exterior, they asked her what she used (Benjamin

ABOVE: The peaceful master bedroom, with its

headboard upholstered in a sweet gingham plaid from Scalamandré, sits in the addition. BELOW: The same plaid fabric adds a note of color to the master bath. FACING PAGE: The occasional use of wallpaper makes a fun accent in a bedroom. Here and throughout the house, the original walnut floors were refurbished.

Moore Stonington Gray). Others have stopped to ask where she got the home’s new garage doors. But the compliment that she, her husband, and Ertel treasure most was made by a neighbor at a Christmas party after the project was completed. Following a tour of the house, the Vermonter said, “We are so amazed. You’ve taken this street’s ugly ducking and turned it into a swan.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 196.

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EastCoast Chic A West Coast couple’s second home, in Boston’s Back Bay, has a quiet luxury, a sense of ease, and a dose of Old World elegance.

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A stunning mirror from Donghia and a Murano-glass chandelier add sparkle to the gleaming paneling of the dining room’s walls and ceiling. The antique sideboard hails from Alexander Westerhoff in Essex, Massachusetts. “These aren’t wide rooms. The sideboard is a perfect size,” Carter notes. Velvet drapes and distressed-velvet dining chairs ramp up the luxe factor.

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No ordinary foyer, this one includes a Donald De Lue sculpture by the window and antique Foo Dogs atop the mantle. FACING PAGE: The adjacent entry hall holds a gilded stool from Rose Tarlow clad in a dreamy Jim Thompson fabric that echoes the striking colors of the art. The candlestick lamps are from Dessin Fournir.

ichael Carter’s West Coast clients yearned for an East Coast haven. Not only do the two frequently visit family in Massachusetts, they’re also avid New England sports fans. The Back Bay brownstone they purchased meant no more impersonal hotel stays, and gave them the ability to entertain. All the amenities allied with twentyfirst-century efficiency were in place but, alas, a recent revamp had stripped their historic Boston pad of its charm. With complete confidence in their designer’s ability to reestablish some pedigreed polish, the owners simply directed him, Carter says, “to do what I do best.” And, of course, any pro would find that counsel complimentary. With his clients thousands of miles away, however, zeroing in on their aesthetic was tricky business. Carter wisely

zoomed across the country and paid them a visit. Their beautifully decorated home, he explains, provided clues about their tastes and lifestyle. The couple had only two caveats, and both were in step with Carter’s philosophy. The husband requested that there be a smattering of antiques mixed with some modern artwork. His wife, a dedicated animal-rights supporter, asked that the house be animal-friendly, with no ivory, leather, or products that involved possible animal exploitation or abuse. Being an animal lover himself, and with a husband who happens to be a veterinarian, Carter describes the last proviso as “perhaps the best restriction I had ever encountered.” Intent on bringing what he calls “a sense of Old World back in,” Carter began by revamping the hearths in the public areas. New mantels introduced during november–december 2015  New England Home 129

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In keeping with the husband’s wishes for a dash of the modern, Carter chose an attention-getting painting—Didactic Method of Elenchus, by Edward Lentsch—from the Lanoue Gallery in Boston, for the serene living room. The welcoming club chairs by Rose Tarlow are dressed in a Cowtan & Tout fabric, while the sofa wears a neutral Jane Churchill fabric. An antique desk set cleverly in the bay window provides a sunny work area.

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ou enter and it’s like a symphony,” says Carter. “The color sweeps your eye completely around the room.”

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LEFT: The hall sports an antique case clock from Alexander Westerhoff along with an oversize lantern from Visual Comfort. BELOW: A set of Vaughan sconces and a stylish mirror pick up on the fauxbois wallpaper in the powder room. FACING PAGE: An ornate Baroque mirror from Minton-Spidell is a memorable foil to the living room’s classic mantel. The gray-blue for the interior of the shelves was chosen to echo the blue of the Lentsch painting on the opposite wall.

the building’s renovation were removed and replaced with stone mantels from Chesney’s in London. The chimneypieces couldn’t be more era-appropriate or character-filled. Next, keeping the owners’ comfortable California house in mind, Carter sought out furnishings that promote leisurely gatherings and conversation. Even the entry hall and spacious foyer have their share, including, for example, a Dessin Fournir chaise. A grand antique mirror captures the scene. But there are also hip players in the mix, like a cool Lucite console from Plexi-Craft, along with an intriguing painting by Alexys Henry that the designer discovered in L.A. The palette remains pale throughout, with a masterful injection of soft, moody blues for interest. So intent was the designer on achieving just the right shade for the interior of the living room

bookshelves—one that would match the hue of Edward Lentsch’s painting above the sofa—he held off finishing them until the art was delivered. “You enter and it’s like a symphony,” Carter says happily. “The color sweeps your eye completely around the room.” Each of the living room’s twenty-four cubbies holds a bisque-colored (not snow white and not creamy white, the designer specifies) object. “We searched high and low,” he says. “My rule was no more than two of any one shape.” The attentiongrabbing grid has a contemporary bent, making it the ideal foil for a Dennis & Leen Murano-glass chandelier and classic Rose Tarlow club chairs. Lentsch’s painting is a favorite piece, says the designer, but so, he admits, is the slick coffee table/ottoman unit by Baker, november–december 2015  New England Home 133

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nlarging the island “has been a great success, because people come in and help themselves,” says Carter.

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Having been previously renovated, the spacious kitchen primarily required cosmetic attention. Valances in a tailored Kravet fabric and sleek pendants by Visual Comfort give the space a fresh look. To accommodate his clients’ request for greater efficiency and comfort, Carter modified the island before flanking it with a parade of inviting Hickory Chair barstools.

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with its sculpted bronze cross pieces, glass top, and sliding seat below. Carter’s savvy marrying of shapes and textures enhances the narrow living room, while the lofty ceiling creates a sense of airiness. The ambience is light and soothing—just right for owners who are, after all, accustomed to sun and azure skies. Should they desire a dose of authentic New England coziness—with a heady degree of elegance—their dining room, which doubles as a library, awaits. The richly paneled room was another fitting backdrop for Carter’s magic. He swapped the existing lackluster mantel for a black marble Chesney’s model, installed a Murano-glass chandelier, and imported a gleaming antique dining table. Dessin Fournir chairs clad in distressed velvet the hue of a darkening sky and sumptuous velvet curtains take dinner up more than a notch. In his usual deft fashion, Carter also assembled a winning vignette of juxtapositions to dispel any stuffy, museum-like vibes. Opposite the hearth, a custom screen of gilded wallpaper rests behind the antique sideboard. Neatly assembled

ong-distance chemistry doesn’t always happen. When it does—it’s amazing. on top perches a tray with a cache of contemporary glass decanters. The screen breaks up the dining room’s dark wood, Carter explains, and also reflects the chandelier’s light. Lording over it all is a seventeenth-century Italian landscape with an operatic sapphire sky. The pristine, well-crafted kitchen by Dalia Kitchen Design required only minimum tweaking. Carter concentrated on enlarging the island to accommodate more seating and added a separate breakfast bar. The last, he reports, “has been a great success, because people come in and help themselves.” A tailored valance and a trio of streamlined pendants boost the style factor. The powder room called for greater intervention. Carter wrapped the walls in a stunning faux-bois wallcovering by Romo. Sconces and a mirror resembling

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tree branches, along with a marble sink, delight visitors. “We were playing off the notion of natural elements,” Carter says. On the day of the big unveiling, having toured the other rooms, the owners were hardly surprised to see how beautifully their designer had captured their sensibilities in the bedrooms, too. Their personal oasis sports curtains and walls of Rose Tarlow’s lush Arya cotton-and-linen blend. Groupings of seventeenth-century Italian engravings of fantasy fountains hang on the wall beside the upholstered bed, and a nearby sitting area holds a cushy club chair. A guestroom to accommodate the cou-

ple’s nieces was more challenging. To make the windowed wall work for twin beds, Carter hung a wide curtain with tiebacks to “let in light and reorient the symmetry,” he says. A scheme of blues, grays, and greens conjures a fresh, youthful mood. In the end, it’s not likely the owners would have changed anything, even if they’d been on hand. The urban nest is so to their liking, it’s as if they’d been by Carter’s side the whole time. Such long-distance chemistry doesn’t always happen. When it does—and the proof is here—it’s amazing. • Resources For more information about this home, see

page 196.

A guest room with a lively palette is a favorite with the owners’ nieces. “I chose a strong blue for the headboards to help anchor the space,” says Carter. The appealing bedding is from Bloomingdale’s, while the custom bedskirts are from Martin Lawrence Bullard. The Hickory Chair chest nestled between the beds houses clothes or extra blankets. FACING PAGE, TOP: Upholstered walls enhance the master bedroom’s coziness and mute the sounds of the city. “I wanted the room to feel like an elegant cocoon,” says the designer. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: A club chair from Gregorius Pineo makes a choice spot for reading. The fetching painting is from Webster & Company. november–december 2015  New England Home 137

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PERSPECTIVES New England design considered from every angle

Objects EN GARDE! Let the sparks fly with these beautiful fireplace screens. EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON

1. Louis XVI– Style Gilt-Bronze Fire Screen Trianon Antiques, Boston Design Center, (617) 443-1020,

2. Vestal Fire Screen by John Lyle Ailanthus, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-5605,



3. Bedford Single Panel by Pilgrim Home and Hearth Jackson Fireplace & Patio, Hampton Falls, N.H., (603) 929-5083,

4. Spark Arrestor 46 Brassworks Fine Home Details, Providence, R.I., (401) 421-5815,



5. Artemis by Ironware Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900,

6. Chevron Fireplace Screen Crate & Barrel, various New England locations, (800) 967-6696,



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Shopping Bag


That last 10 percent can be what makes or breaks a project. Kate McCusker shares some of her favorite items for putting the finishing touches on a room.

Harbour Crown Knot Frog in Navy by Samuel & Sons “This Asian-inspired frog trim is both exotic and tailored. The aesthetic works with any interior design scheme. I use them on pillows and table skirts.” The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526,

Interior Traditional Knob Latch Set in Solid Brass by Omnia “This nickel latch set is a new classic. The introduction of an oval knob on a circular back plate is sleek, modern, and refined.” Raybern Hardware, Charlestown, Mass., (617) 666-3000,

Rablabs Amostra Tray in Azure “I love that this organic pattern is also utterly chic, sophisticated, and colorful. Use it on your dressing table as the perfect vanity tray.” Kate and Theo Home, Boston, (617) 227-1915,

Blome Collection Hardware “This smart-looking collection mixes leather and metal, and works beautifully in classic or contemporary settings. Use the pieces with white cashmere drapery panels for a fashionable, equestrian look.” Robert Allen, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-6600,

Holland & Sherry’s Embroidery Collection, Station in Navy “This custom design can be embroidered on any of Holland & Sherry’s luxe fabrics. One would think to use it for window treatments, but why not use this gorgeous detail on chair skirts, pillows, or an elegant bed canopy?” Holland & Sherry at Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900,

Aquiesse Soy Candle A deliciously scented candle is the perfect finishing touch to any space. What could be better than walking into a beautifully appointed room that smells heavenly? Kate and Theo Home Theodore & Company, Boston, (617) 227-1915, 142 NEW ENGLAND HOME NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2015

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How will the role of the architect adapt to these changes?

We live in an age where people have so many options available that it is a question of choice. That’s where designers come into play and can be a great resource. In the new digital era, we have incredibly powerful tools, and it is up to us to make clients aware of these rich, new resources. Instead of merely offering a checklist, we can explain how these elements and qualities can be truly holistic and fully integrated with an individual’s lifestyle choices. With more resources, people will have more choices. They need to use the professionals they work with as guides in finding the right selections.

Five Questions Architect, writer, and teacher Paul Lukez explains how technological and demographic trends influence high-end residential home design.

Do clients come to you with more of a design sense than they did in the past?

Trevor Reid

Do you have a signature style?

No. Absolutely not. We refer to ourselves as “portrait artists.” Because we are human, we have a brushstroke, one that is trained and formed by our training. But it is not driven by ideology or style. It is driven by the search—using the tools and skills we have available at the time—to give form and space to things that are important to clients. In our work there is a consistency, a focus on the craft and how things come together and are resolved as beautifully as possible. Is that brushstroke evolving and changing? By all means, yes.

What issues do you see influencing high-end residential design?

Home design is going to change, probably

in ways we don’t fully understand yet. For example, a lot of it will indirectly be affected by radical changes in modes of mobility. The whole concept of car ownership is changing. Maybe we won’t need so many cars in the future. We might not actually own our car, but share it. We might bike. We are already seeing a change with Millennials, who spend more money on digital tools than automotive. We may not need the three-car garage and we could have a lighter footprint. Developers have already picked up on this. We are seeing some developments where instead of having two cars per townhouse, for example, they are allowing just one car as long as there are Zipcars available for use by the community. This will cut down on car ownership as well as parking places.

Yes, especially in New England. We have had a tradition of having great designers here, but in the last twenty or thirty years the popular press, the shelter press, and the design press have been increasingly distributed to a wider pool of people. I think people are more aware of design and they value it in ways they might not have before. Take green or sustainable design, for example. We can create homes that use less—or no—energy, fewer resources, are more comfortable, have better natural light, last longer, and are just wonderful places. These homes don’t have to be cold places or look like engineering labs. They can embrace the light and be very much a part of the community.

How does your residential work reflect your interest in building a sense of community?

Because New England is denser than other regions, we often have to work in villages and towns, so you have to think about who your neighbors are, how you enter the space, where you put the garage, how you can be a good neighbor to the community. How do you help build that community? It’s not just about me, myself, and my big house. It is about how design relates to the rest of the landscape and our communities and how we build that over the years to come. I think we are lucky here that people really care about the community. INTERVIEW BY ROBERT KIENER

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Recent reads in the world of design

A Sense of Place: Houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod A lovely and thoughtful new book by Massachusetts architect Mark Hutker, A Sense of Place: Houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, follows the earlier Heirlooms to Live In: Homes in a New Regional Vernacular and presents an additional baker’s dozen of the sensitively conceived homes created by Hutker Architects in recent years (several of which will look quite familiar to New England Home readers, having graced the pages of previous issues). As always with the firm’s work, these houses engage in inventive yet natural-feeling ways with the very special landscapes and building traditions of the Cape and the Vineyard. Whether set into dunes and scrub or standing proud on a seaside meadow, these are buildings meant to enhance their surroundings for the long term, structures that will give pleasure to their owners, their owners’ children and grandchildren—and those of the neighbors as well. A Sense of Place: Houses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, $50, The Monacelli Press,

Gardens at First Light Gardens at First Light is photographer Stacy Bass’s second essay on capturing the most beguiling and beautiful aspects of the Northeast’s many notable gardens—concentrating largely on New England and, in particular, ferreting out the bucolic jewels tucked away here and there in the state of Connecticut. Her first book, In the Garden, appeared in 2012 and became a best seller in its category. This new volume (with accompanying text by fellow Connecticut resident Judy Ostrow) narrows the focus to that magical time of day when the mists of dawn still linger and the first few shafts of golden light begin to penetrate the trees. As you leaf through the pages, you’ll encounter an occasional bit of whimsy—a topiary crocodile?— but, in the main, these are subtle and unshowy landscapes. They are gardens you’ll want to savor slowly and live with, rather than rush through, and a helpful reference guide at the back of the book, with drawn layouts of the twelve projects included, will help you plan your exploratory mental walks. Gardens at First Light, $60, athome Books,


Designing Paradises Designer Robert Couturier, despite having an office in Manhattan and clients located all over the world, has nonetheless become a New Englander by adoption. And perhaps the primary paradise described in his recent book Designing Paradises is the Connecticut property he shares with his life partner, Jeffrey Morgan. Couturier was born, as it were, into the French design tradition—his childhood homes were stuffed with antiques and damasks; Jean-Michel Frank and Jacques Adnet both worked for the family—and yet his own personal style, following his translation to the U.S. and the founding of his firm some twenty-eight years ago, has expanded to embrace both modernity and the relative chastity of Colonial American architecture and interiors. This book, produced in partnership with photographer Tim StreetPorter (another Litchfield County resident) and writer Tim McKeough, is the first monograph to focus on the designer’s work, believe it or not, and it’s hard to imagine a lover of beautiful houses who wouldn’t want to pick up a copy and enjoy the diverse delights Robert Couturier has concocted over the decades. Designing Paradises, $60, Rizzoli, 146 NEW ENGLAND HOME NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2015

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What I’m Looking At


From impressionist paintings to a simple stack of wood, there are no limits to what inspires Marc Hall’s boundless creativity.


“My mother collected Currier & Ives prints, and I have a romantic nostalgia for this bit of Americana. The orderly charm of the primitive prints is a surprisingly strong influence on my contemporary designs.”

“On a recent trip to Europe, I was enamored with the simple wood piles stacked along the sides of the mountain homes on my rail journey to the summit of Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. Wood continually inspires my work.”


“A sweeping field of oats leading up to a home designed by Dutch architect Piet Boon demonstrates the power of massed plantings and the beauty found in any natural planting.”

“The impressionist movement also inspires my work. The loose, interpretive approach is a natural for event and floral design; the temporary nature of an event naturally lends itself to ephemeral pleasures.”

Marc Hall Design, Boston, (617) 482-6272, 148 NEW ENGLAND HOME NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2015

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By Louis Postel


aybe you remember going down to Boston Harbor as a kid. There was always a super-sized rat trundling along on some crazy errand. Maybe it was always the same rat on the same errand, but there it inevitably was, dodging around heaps of junk: sneakers, six-pack yokes, and oil rags strewn along the shore. Well, now he’s gone, and his friends are gone. Peer down today through the harbor piers and all you see is clear water. Not even a gum wrapper, thanks to what stands among this country’s greatest environmental success stories. But the architecture hugging the shore may prove to be our greatest lost-opportunity story: one bland blue-glass tower after another cropping up from what was Jimmy’s Harborside Restaurant to our iconic Design Center. Why would all the boards and commissions allow these featureless, soul-sucking, detail-less towers to happen? It can take a sheaf of permits, along with some political muscle, to change a window molding on Beacon Hill. Why then have international developers come in essentially unimpeded with recycled, click-cut-paste designs? Rachel Slade was an architect for Leers Weinzapfel Associates before she became the executive editor at Boston

magazine. “Why Is Boston So Ugly?” she titled a major piece last May. “The forest of elevator cores sprouting around town tells us that we’re living in a once-in-a-lifetime moment—a sugar rush of development unseen here since our parents’ parents’ time. But the dirty little secret behind Boston’s building boom is that it’s profoundly banal—designed without any imagination, straight out of the box, built to please banks rather than people.” Greg Galer helms the Boston Preservation Alliance. His blog in September Galer picked up where Slade left off: “Boston’s housing needs are clear. But faceless architecture isn’t the answer.” The uninspired condos and apartment buildings going up could be found in “ ‘Anywhere, USA.’ Boston is rapidly losing its personality.” Too bad, because as baby boomers downsize to try to fulfill their long-held wish to reconnect with the city, where are they going to go? Imagine relocating from a house by a Polhemus Savery DaSilva or a David Hacin to what Slade calls “a relentless gridded box of windows from floor to sky.” There’s got to be a better way. ///

Sean Solley, of Barrington, Rhode Island, has just returned from New England School of Art and Design professor

Berlin, a city that takes its skyline very seriously. A design competition is mandated for every major building, whether public or private, because its presence will affect everyone. Solley was there in Berlin for the past year studying and trying his hand at the Maker Movement. Given Solley’s enthusiasm, the new maker technologies may represent the best answer yet to the featurelessness of cut-and-paste “Revit Architecture.” Launched experimentally at MIT, maker facilities, Maker Faires, and Fab (fabrication) Labs dedicated to “personal manufacturing” have spread worldwide. 3-D printing, laser cutting, and computerized wood routing have all become surprisingly affordable. This new phenomenon, says Solley, will be especially critical in advanc3-D Printing at the fab lab berlin

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ing his main interest: interdisciplinary collaborations that support universal and sustainable design. “My wife, Katrin, and I found all sorts of scrap from trade fairs around Germany that we intended to make into custom furniture pieces. The problem was that they were all odd and off-centered,” Solley says. “We readily solved the problem using 3-D printing to produce customized clasps and knuckles at one of the local Fab Labs.” /// A sure way to mediocrity is to believe

that one size fits all. “For example,” says designer and staging specialist Kerri Cardi of Wakefield, Rhode Island, “I advise my builder clients that, if you’re marketing to young couples with families, you’re more often selling to the woman than the man. He’s thinking family, which makes the sofa in the family room a first priority. You want her to imagine curling up right there. Next in importance is the dining room and kitchen.” One builder was about to put the laundry next to the master suite. “This won’t work if your target clients are young couples; they need one place that’s private,” Cardi says. “If they’re older and the kids are gone, however, a laundry in the master makes a lot more sense than having to traipse down to the basement.” Cardi is intent on serving what she sees as an overlooked market: providing fine furniture that builders can rent for staging purposes, making a custom approach to real estate marketing that much easier.






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Liz Goldberg of Hartford, Connecticut, finds her design work is now stretching over three generations. Surprisingly, she says, empty nesters aren’t uniformly downsizing in total area lived in, but are instead keeping a condo in the city and a family compound in the country. “One client is downsizing from an 8,000-squarefoot house to a penthouse in the city plus a 5,000-square-foot compound on the Cape,” she says. “Their interest is turning from guests to grandchildren—creating a house that can accommodate many generations to come.” /// A client designer

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worked with years before found her again via Facebook. The client had since moved to Chicago, but wanted Albrecht to continue helping her. An Internet exchange of idea boards soon followed. Her client was a single mom, working long hours. She wanted a place to go home to and feel comfortable. No frou-frou necessary. There was one hitch, however: there was no room in the client’s budget to fly Albrecht out to Chicago from Connecticut’s Northeast Corner, where the designer is based. “I was doubtful at first that this would work all by Internet,” said Albrecht. “In fact, I had a clause in our agreement that, if a piece we bought didn’t fit because of an error made in the floor measurements, it would be up to her to return it. Fortunately, my client took really good measurements.” /// As for Boston’s building boom, new

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» For some three decades, Warren Chair Works was well known and well respected for its classic Windsor chairs. As the founders of O&G Studio—also a Warren, Rhode Island, furniture company—Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana took their inspiration from the rich history of American furniture design. So it makes perfect sense that O&G recently took over production for Warren Chair Works, keeping the venerable company’s work alive for the next generation of homeowners who appreciate the traditional American style. » Happy anniversary to C’est La Vie. The charming shop in Marblehead, Massachusetts, is celebrating twenty-five years of offering a fun and ever-changing collection of lighting, tableware, home accents, gifts, and fabulous things for the garden. » Artist/designer Oliver Blumgart has opened a retail shop in the North Shore town of Hamilton, Massachusetts,


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» There is always something new going on at the Boston Design Center. Among this fall’s developments is the opening of an Apure showroom. The company offers a super-sleek, customdesignable, German-engineered recessed-lighting system.

gone a step further, opening In-House, a place that goes beyond showroom to what Paine calls a “concept store” for home construction and design. The Provincetown, Massachusetts, spot is an artfully curated studio featuring flooring, cabinetry, lighting, fine furniture, shelving, rugs, fabric and textiles, and more. Now Paine and her staff can walk clients through the process from architecture and interior design through project management to completion—from navigating the permitting process to choosing the perfect decorative elements.

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its 2015 Leadership Conference. Interior designers from across the country enjoyed Boston’s hospitality, visited historic sites, and attended a series of meetings and educational opportunities at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. The event culminated with a gala at the Museum of Fine Arts. More than 400 guests enjoyed one of the city’s most treasured cultural institutions and a lively evening of dining and dancing.

(1) Jill Janasiewicz, Hasan Jafri, and Rosemary Porto (2) Dancing the night away (3) Stephanie Clemons, Edward Bottomley, Trudy Dujardin, Joan Kaufman, Jean Pinto, and Patrick Schmidt (4) Enjoying the festivities (5) Living art


Mark Hutker celebrated the release of his book A Sense of Place at the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. The book presents contemporary homes on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod. Hutker was a 2008 inductee into the New England Design Hall of Fame, and his work is frequently featured on the pages of New England Home.






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(1) Nancy Swensson, Alex Parulis, Nicole Mant, Julie Bangert, and Alex Watt (2) Linda and Darby Campbell (3) Mark Hutker (4) Tom Shockey and Jon Fox (5) Tom Johnson, Maggie White, and Jan Smith

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how today’s craftspeople are blurring the lines between design, fine art, and craft. Works range from furniture to jewelry to ceramics and beyond. Henry and Lois Foster Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300,

You Can’t Get There from Here: The Portland Museum of Art Biennial Through January 3, 2016

An exhibit curated by Alison Ferris featuring seasoned and emerging artists influencing the Maine contemporary art scene. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, (207) 775-6148, ­

Boston International Fine Art Show October 22–25

Crafted Objects in Flux Through January 10, 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston displays the works of 41 international, cutting-edge artists in this exhibit dedicated to contemporary craft. See

The 19th annual Boston International Fine Art Show is one of New England’s premier shows of contemporary and traditional fine art, featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, fine prints, and mixed-media pieces from galleries across the United States, Europe, and Canada. The show features more than 3,000 original works of art. The event

launches with a splash at a gala preview to benefit the Mullen Museum at Boston College. The gala offers food, music, fine wine, and the opportunity to be among the first to purchase works from the show. Gala preview Thursday 5:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. –5 p.m., The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, (617) 363-0405, ­

NOVEMBER Fine Furnishings Show November 6–8

This year marks the 20th year for the Annual Fine Furnishings Show–New England Region, and attendees can expect great things from its 80-plus exhibitors, who will be filling every inch of the beautiful Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. The show features well-respected regional and national craftspeople. From ultra-modern designs to handcrafted classics, this show will appeal to every design style. Friday 4 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $10, Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, Pawtucket, R.I., (401) 816-0963, fi ­ nefurnishingsshows. com/pawtucket NH Open Doors November 7–8

NH Open Doors is a touring statewide shopping event for all ages. Visit and shop at the open studios of New Hampshire artisans and craftspeople, tour farms, orchards, and wineries, and browse at galleries and retail shops. Enjoy the best New Hampshire has to offer. See

Small packages

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Bypass the mall and start a new holiday tradition of giving art. These galleries feature small works and moderately priced art that are perfect for collecting and gift-giving. Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery October 29, 2015– January 10, 2016 Small Work Showcase

All art is smaller than 16˝ and costs less than $500. Framingham, Mass., f­ ountainstreetfineart. com

Provincetown Art Association and Museum November 13, 2015– January 11, 2016 Members’ Small Works Exhibition

Works no larger than 20˝ × 20˝. Provincetown, Mass.,

The Galleries of the Providence Art Club November 16– December 23 111th Annual Little Pictures Show and Sale

All works are 16˝ × 16˝ or smaller and cost no more than $300. Providence, R.I., ­

The Umbrella November 18– December 7 Off the Wall: Handmade for the Holidays

All artwork is smaller than 24˝ × 24˝ and priced under $350. Concord, Mass.,

Tree’s Place November 28– December 31 Annual Small Works Show

Features more than forty artists and 100 works of art. Orleans, Mass.,

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New England Design Hall of Fame Gala November 12 New England Home hosts its ninth annual gala honoring new inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. The festive event at Boston’s iconic State Room celebrates the best of our region’s residential design and honors professionals who have made a significant impact on design in New England. Boston, 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:45 p.m. dinner and awards. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (617) 938-3991, ext. 713, or visit

This annual art sale benefiting the School of the Museum of Fine Arts is a great opportunity to start an art collection or add to your existing one. Students, alumni, faculty, and affiliated artists donate their works to support the school. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 3693626, Beginning Orchid Growing November 21

Learn the essentials for growing elegant orchids. You might be surprised to find it’s easier than you think. Hosted at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, among the oldest greenhouses in the United States. 10 a.m.–noon, $20 Historic New England members, $25 non-members. Waltham, Mass., (617) 994-5913, ­ Christmas at the Newport Mansions November 21, 2015–January 3, 2016 for all the details and a downloadable map. ABX 2015 November 17–19

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest architecture, design, and construction events in the United States. Fortunately for us, it’s located right here in New England. The three-day event features exhibitors and a wide variety of educational programs. Take the opportunity to learn and connect with others in the industry. Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–4 p.m., pricing varies, Boston Convention Center, Boston Home Decor Show November 19–22


In its inaugural year, the Boston Home Decor Show is designed to reflect the way people live and decorate today, with a mix of decor styles. The show will include a range of historic, modern, and contemporary home furnishings, fine art, decorative arts, and home decor. The event will kick off with a gala preview party benefiting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. There will be a series of lectures throughout the event, including a panel of designers sharing insider information titled “What They Don’t—or Won’t—Usually Tell You.” Gala Thursday 5:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.,

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 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, $29.49 for adults; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas with a 3 p.m. closing on December 24. The Preservation Society of Newport County, (401) 847-1000, Portland’s Victoria Mansion November 27, 2015–January 3, 2016

Portland’s Victoria Mansion will open its doors so visitors can enjoy the historic home in all its holiday splendor. This year the mansion will be decorated from top to bottom by a dozen area designers. You can also enjoy this holiday decor at the annual Victoria Mansion Christmas Gala on December 2. Open on Monday at 11 a.m., with last admission at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m., last admission at 4:30 p.m., (207) 772 4841, ­

DECEMBER Concord Museum Holiday House Tour December 5

Get excited for the season and gather

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ideas for inspiring holiday home decor at the Concord Museum’s annual Holiday House Tour. The tour will feature some of Concord’s most beautiful private homes, each professionally decorated by local designers in a different holiday theme. Event proceeds will benefit the Concord Museum’s many educational initiatives. Concord, Mass. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (978) 3699763, or visit RISD Alumni + Student Art Sale December 5

This annual sale features the work of more than 200 Rhode Island School of Design alumni and current students. Apparel, jewelry, fine art, glass, ceramics, and other items will be for sale. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $7, Convention Center, Providence, r­

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Christmas in Salem Holiday House Tours December 5–6

Salem may be known for its Halloween festivities, but the Christmas season is joyfully celebrated as well. The thirtysixth annual Christmas in Salem Holiday House Tours will feature homes in the McIntire District. A highlight of the event is a Friday evening candlelight tour. Tickets are available online and at a variety of local venues. (978) 745-0799, ­ CraftBoston Holiday December 11–13

Worth the trip to view our great selection of lighting, lamps, and lampshades. Most items are in stock.

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Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is the premiere New England exhibition and sale of contemporary art, craft, and design. There will be 175 national and international artists showcasing unique and limited-edition work in furniture, jewelry, clothing, and home decor. Shop among the booths of these professional craftspeople and learn firsthand about their skill, training, and talent. $15, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Hynes Convention Center, Boston, (617) 266-1810, Custom House Maritime Museum Holiday House Tour December 12

Maritime heritage and holiday cheer merge in the 21st Custom House Maritime Museum Holiday House Tour. The tour lets you take a peek into private residences in Newburyport, Massachusetts. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, (978) 462-8681, ­ • Edited by Lynda Simonton Editor’s note: Events are subject to change. Please

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Premier Properties

Notable homes on the market in New England BY MARIA LAPIANA

better to look out onto the thirty-acre wooded preserve abutting the property. Many luxury homes have cool recreation rooms—but this one has a full lower level with something for everyone: a vast playroom, home theater, exercise room (with brightly painted walls), a contemplative yoga studio, and a massage room. A family favorite: the glorious spa-style bath with whirlpool tub, steam, and Japanese-style cold plunge tub.


CONTACT: George Ballantyne, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Boston, (617) 899-7045, gibsonsothebysrealty. com. MLS # 71756709

The Best Of Both Worlds In Belmont Striking surfaces are a mainstay of this exceptional property, but don’t be fooled into thinking its beauty is skin deep. Designed in classic New England vernacular style, it really is more contemporary than traditional—and yet the Belmont, Massachusetts, ROOMS: 12 home is as warm and 5 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS family-friendly as any 2 HALF BATHS farmhouse we’ve seen. 8,948 SQ. FT. It’s seven miles from $6,750,000

The Penthouse At Millennium Place


Boston, but could easily be a hundred miles away. It’s as smart as it is beautiful. As listing agent George Ballantyne says, “It’s an example of form and function perfectly aligned.” The home, built in 2008, is clean-lined and spacious. The main-level open plan is composed of living and dining areas, an office area, and a sleek Bulthaup kitchen. A gallery (with powder room) opens onto a private guest suite with an outside entrance. The master bedroom has a limestoneand-marble bath with sculptural tub and steam shower; there are three more bedrooms upstairs. About those surfaces we mentioned: there is a glass-walled entrance; freestanding two-story fireplace of black walnut; finishes of polished concrete, walnut, and maple throughout; and walls and walls of windows, all the

This is city living at its best: a corner condo in midtown Boston, a stunning unit at Millennium Place. Craig Lake, listing agent for the property, sums it up: “This condo has it all in terms of top services, great space and floor plan, private outdoor terrace, great building amenities, high ROOMS: 6 ceilings, tons of light 3 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS and windows, central 2,313 SQ. FT. location, reasonable $4,900,000 condo fees, and two valet parking spaces.” This is a soughtafter property. The current owner made a great many upgrades to the condo and



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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite, new construction penthouse triplex offers an elevator, 2 roof decks, open layout, spacious rooms, custom chef’s kitchen, 5 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms & 4 heated parking spaces. $8,650,000

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Exceptional 4.4 acre estate set on the Charles River with private dock, pool, indoor basketball court, superb details, chef's kitchen, 5 en suite bedrooms, and 2 garages. $6,950,000

Michael Harper | C. 617.480.3938

Donna Scott | C. 781.254.1490

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Classic Colonial elegance featuring 11 rooms, custom chef’s kitchen, fireplace, library, soaring 11 ft. ceilings, private courtyard, water fountain, pool, and lush gardens. $3,800,000

DOVER, MASSACHUSETTS In 3.18 acres of park-like grounds with pool & pool house, 9,981 sq. ft. residence in new construction condition offers superior craftsmanship, open floor plan and 5 bedrooms. $3,750,000

Deborah M. Gordon | C. 617.974.0404

Jonathan P. Radford | C. 617.335.1010

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS On 0.6 acres, historic residence resplendent in detail. Grand entertaining rooms, 8 bedrooms, elevator and guest suite. Located near Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area and Back Bay. $3,500,000

COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS Elegant Tuscan Villa; fully restored with modern luxuries, charming kitchen, 850 sq. ft. master suite/spa. Deeded rights to Sandy Cove. Terraced gardens, pond & ocean views! $3,459,000

Jonathan P. Radford | C. 617.335.1010

Frank Neer | C. 781.775.2482

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated Beacon Hill townhouse with crown moldings, hardwood floors, tall ceilings, large windows, 4/5 bedrooms, 3 private outdoor spaces and roof deck with city views. $3,450,000

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Custom corner unit with amazing views, Brazilian Cherry floors, built-ins, Poggen Pohl kitchen, 3 en suite bedrooms, 24-hr. concierge, doorman, and valet parking space. $3,450,000

Michael Harper | C. 617.480.3938

Michael Harper | C. 617.480.3938

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Prestigious Southside area with pool & cabana. Renovated, decorated, twelve-room Cape has dramatic high ceilings, five fireplaces, double island chef’s kitchen & theater. $3,299,800

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS 2015 Stone and Shingle home with open floor plan, 10 ft. ceilings, wide oak floors, turreted living room, 5 bedrooms, chef’s kitchen, covered portico, and 3-car garage. $3,275,000

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen | C. 781.507.1650

Jayne Bennett Friedberg | C. 617.899.2111

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS Architect designed home offering 3 bedrooms, huge kitchen/family room, gas "line of fire", mudroom, gym, offices, pool, cabana, granite patios, and sport court. $3,198,000

HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated Contemporary Shingle Style home set on 13+ level acres featuring 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms, state-of-the-art systems, pool, tennis, pond, and three car garage. $2,850,000

Deborah M. Gordon | C. 617.974.0404

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


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GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS Custom waterfront Victorian home on the Back Shore with 9 ft. ceilings, true chef’s kitchen, 4 bedrooms, library, cupola, roof deck, 2-car garage and wrap-around porch. $2,795,000

MARBLEHEAD NECK, MASSACHUSETTS Elegant 7,800 sq. ft. 4-6 bedroom Shingle-Style home, formal and casual living, gourmet kitchen, 2 family rooms, pool & spa, on almost an acre of meticulously landscaped grounds. $2,695,000

Natasha Burger, John & Cindy Farrell | N. 617.833.7293 | J. 978.578.5203

Mary Stewart & Heather Kaznoski | M. 781.820.5676 | H. 781.576.9288

WAYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS Exceptional estate property with well-appointed rooms, classic details, screened porch, custom mahogany kitchen, 5 bedrooms, huge garage, patio, plus 2 potential lots. $2,600,000

NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning South Street 2005 Colonial on rare 3.3 acres. Gourmet kitchen, fabulous open floorplan. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3.2 baths. Exercise studio and sports court/rink have wonderful appeal. $2,595,000

Lisa Flathers & Lois Carney | LF. 508.397.7088 | LC. 781.248.5399

Ellen Walsh | C. 781.254.2337

NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Shingle style home set on 1+ acres customized to perfection with 12 rooms, built-ins, kitchen/cathedral family room, loft, 5 bedrooms, porches, and fabulous lower level. $2,199,000

PLUM ISLAND, NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Dramatic beach home by noted CA architect: massive red oak columns, rosewood/mahogany flooring, redwood decks. Incomparable setting on nearly an acre of pristine sandy beach. $1,988,000

Beth Regan | C. 781.640.7895

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

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Visit & type in MLS# for multiple photos/detailed descriptions on these homes Visit & type in MLS# for multiple photos/detailed descriptions on these homes

Nantucket, MA Nantucket, MA $3,200,000 I MLS#80000 $3,200,000 I MLS#80000 Judith P Waters, 508.274.4488 Judith P Waters, 508.274.4488

Clinton, CT Clinton, CT $2,390,000 I MLS#E10026240 $2,390,000 I MLS#E10026240 Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424 Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

Orleans, MA Orleans, MA $2,250,000 I MLS#21500048 $2,250,000 I MLS#21500048 Nikki Carter, 508.410.0558 Nikki Carter, 508.410.0558

Newport, RI Newport, RI $1,995,000 I MLS#1097882 $1,995,000 I MLS#1097882 Arthur Chapman, 401.640.0807 Arthur Chapman, 401.640.0807

Oxford, CT Oxford, CT $1,890,000 I MLS#98511335 $1,890,000 I MLS#98511335 Magda Ballaro, 203.889.8284 Magda Ballaro, 203.889.8284

Branford, CT Branford, CT $1,800,000 I MLS#N10069241 $1,800,000 I MLS#N10069241 Vicky Welch, 203.215.4990 Vicky Welch, 203.215.4990

Stratton Mountain, VT Stratton Mountain, VT $1,799,000 I MLS#4429639 $1,799,000 I MLS#4429639 Patricia Glabach, 802.345.3752 Patricia Glabach, 802.345.3752

Westbrook, CT Westbrook, CT $1,375,000 I MLS#E10026412 $1,375,000 I MLS#E10026412 Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424 Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield, CT $1,295,000 I MLS#99105217 $1,295,000 I MLS#99105217 Patty McCarthy, 203.733.7006 Patty McCarthy, 203.733.7006

Westport, MA Westport, MA $1,295,000 I MLS#71890789 $1,295,000 I MLS#71890789 Kathy Santos, 508.889.2517 Kathy Santos, 508.889.2517

East Orleans, MA East Orleans, MA $1,250,000 I MLS#21505363 $1,250,000 I MLS#21505363 Nikki Carter, 508.410.0558 Nikki Carter, 508.410.0558

Natick, MA Natick, MA $1,095,000 I MLS#71883114 $1,095,000 I MLS#71883114 Stephanie Barber, 508.314.0398 Stephanie Barber, 508.314.0398

Kent, CT Kent, CT $1,049,900 I MLS#99078261 $1,049,900 I MLS#99078261 Rob Gansel, 203.918.2246 Rob Gansel, 203.918.2246

Hanover, MA Hanover, MA $1,049,000 I MLS#71866210 $1,049,000 I MLS#71866210 Renee Hogan, 781.248.7153 Renee Hogan, 781.248.7153

Woodbury, CT Woodbury, CT $949,000 I MLS#99116055 $949,000 I MLS#99116055 Magda Ballaro, 203.889.8284 Magda Ballaro, 203.889.8284

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Distinguished Marion Village water view This Contemporary home, set on over 13 acres home located directly acrossinfrom the East Wareham, offers gorgeous waterviews of Shell Beverly Yacht Club. This property includes a remodeledPoint mainBay house, and surrounding marsh. Built in 1989, its 3,250 square feet garage and guest house, and private dock on Sippican Harbor. The first include first floor master suite, 3 additional bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, floor blends old charm with modern amenities: an open layout with laundry room, formal dining room, den with gas fireplace, great room and custom kitchen, formal dining room, formal living and large living room with gas fireplace and spectacular views. room, study, andincludes powdergranite room. Second and third floors boast a total Modern kitchen countertops, Thermador ovens, of 6 Sub-Zero bedrooms,refrigerator. which include a spacious master balcony. and Also complete withsuite largewith finished Beautiful,basement, custom finishes throughout, water views walk-out wrap-around deck,3 fireplaces, patio, andand 3 car garage fromwith nearly every room. Walk acrossAlarm the street to thegenerator, private dock and unfinished rooms above. system, be at your mooring in just minutes! Centrally just steps from central vacuum, outdoor shower, andlocated workshop. village center, landscaping Tabor Academy, Beach,serene and private Professional addsSilvershell to this private, home.clubs.

Exclusively $3,995,000 Exclusively listed listed atat $1,600,000 Converse Company Realtors 166 Front Street, P.O. Box 416 Marion, Massachusetts 02738 Tel: 508-748-0200 | Fax: 508-748-2337


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then decided to stay in the suburbs for a while and rent it out. They had several offers, and rented it, in one day, for $25,000 a month. It’s not hard to see why. The penthouse has floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a duplex, and its interior spaces are as elegant as you’d expect. There’s an open floor plan with living room, dining room, and contemporary kitchen (with a window of its own, a corner-unit advantage). The master bedroom, also boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, is appointed with a retro-style but thoroughly modern bath, a vision in black and white. There are California Closets throughout, a marble enclosed gas fireplace, bump-out side windows, and electric shades. At last count, this place did have it all. DULY NOTED: Look up—the magic continues with a glassed-in solarium that opens onto the private, 1,000-square-foot, wraparound terrace, which overlooks the city (including distant views of Fenway Park and the Charles River). Entertaining is a cinch; there are several sitting areas, a gas line for grilling, and an eight-person hot tub.

Located in the city’s prestigious Western Promenade neighborhood, the West Mansion is something of an icon in Portland, Maine. It was designed in 1910 by Portland-born architect Frederick A. Tompson, and built a year later for one George Fletcher West, an entrepreneur who owned the area’s gas and power companies. The Colonial Revival has a distinctive facade—yellow brick with an outsized pediment and a giant gambrel roof. Towering Ionic columns front a colossal porch and two-story portico. The interior impresses, too. There are seventeen rooms graced with countless period details and some of the most beautifully preserved millwork (much of it quarter-sawn oak) we’ve seen outside of ROOMS: 17 9 BEDROOMS a Newport mansion. 5 FULL BATHS The residence has been 1 HALF BATH called one of the “more 13,674 SQ. FT. $2,795,000 grandiose examples of domestic architecture in the city” by Greater Portland Landmarks, a preservation group. The 13,674-square-foot single-family home has nine bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and ten working fireplaces. Among the architectural details that merit mention: those monumentsize columns on the portico, the enclosed vestibule,

a three-story grand staircase crafted of tiger oak, numerous built-ins, leadedglass windows, coffered ceilings, and spectacular wainscoting. There is charm at every turn and modernity where you want it: in the spacious kitchen with granite countertops and commercialgrade appliances, as well as in the updated baths. The views don’t disappoint; you can see the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the secondfloor balcony. The house changed hands more than a few times over the last century. It fell into disrepair for several decades beginning in the 1950s, but was rescued by an area philanthropist who initiated the first round of many renovations in the 1980s. The current owners landscaped the half-acre lot and converted the house to gas heat. The mansion was clearly up to snuff by 2003, when it served as the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s designer showhouse.


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Group, Keller Williams Realty, Portland, Maine, (207) 775-2121, MLS # 1201374

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OUTSIDE INTEREST: LOCAL COLOR PAGES 64–67 Landscape architect: Julie Moir Messervy, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio, Saxtons River, Vt., (802) 869-1470, Swimming pool installation: Northeast Pools and Spas, Sharon, Vt., (802) 763-3900, Masonry: Brown Masonry, Perkinsville, Vt., (802) 263-5177, MADE TO ORDER PAGES 102–115 Interior designer: Tony Cappoli, Tony Cappoli Interiors, Boston, (617) 464-4700, Builder: Sleeping Dog Properties, Boston, (617) 576-6100, Page 104: Area rug and Greek-key stair runner from Stark Carpet,; Thelonious table from Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; Naeta benches from Oly, Page 105: Lucian Glossy powder-room tile from Ann Sacks,; wallpaper from Trove,; Blue Note sconces from Waterworks,; Opus Crystal Egg Faucet from Waterworks.

Pages 106–107: Antelope carpet by Stark Carpet; Milano II sofa from Ebanista, ebanista. com; chandelier from Global Views, globalviews. com; artwork from Mitchell Black, mitchellblack. com. Page 108: Custom chandelier from Blanche P. Field,; chairs and custom walnut burl table from Artistic Frame,; draperies by PMK Designs, Boston, (617) 268-9980. Page 109: Custom screen by Tony Cappoli Interiors, with wallpaper by De Gournay,; buffet lamp by Barbara Cosgrove,; custom buffet from Artistic Frame. Pages 110–111: Floor lamp from Global Views; Anemone ceiling lamp from Jonathan Adler,; club chairs from A. Rudin,; Broadway Glacier carpet from Merida,; Vince bar cart from Worlds Away, Pages 112–113: Dornbracht Tara faucet from Moniques Bath Showroom,; Brownstone backsplash tile from Walker Zanger,; Pagoda lantern from JM Piers,; barstools from A. Rudin, with fabric by Seema Krish, seemakrish.

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EAST COAST CHIC PAGES 126–137 Interior designer: Michael Carter, Carter & Company, Boston, 617-227-5343, Pages 126–127: Chandelier, mirror, and Venetian glass bowl from Donghia, donghia. com; antique table and sideboard from Alexander Westerhoff, westerhoffantiques. com; rug from Jamal,; chairs by Dessin Fournir,; chair fabric by Scalamandré,; curtains from Old World Weavers through Stark Fabric,; curtain trim by Travers through Webster & Co.,; custom screen by Studio E Wallpaper, studioeinc. com; blown-glass decanters by Joe Cariati for Jonathan Adler,; painting from Atelier 1505, Page 128: Swamp Boots painting by Alexys

Henry from Perrell Fine Arts, perrellfinearts. com; candlestick lamps from Dessin Fournir; Lucite console by Plexicraft, plexi-craft. com; bench by Rose Tarlow–Melrose House,; bench fabric from Jim Thompson, Page 129: Sculpture by Donald De Lue through Childs Gallery,; framed intaglios from Charles Spada, charlesspada. com; chaise by Dessin Fournir; pillow on chaise from Jim Thompson; lantern by Visual Comfort,; antique Foo Dogs from Antonio Bella Casa,; curtains from Zimmer & Rohde, zimmer-rohde. com. Page 130–132: Didactic Method of Elenchus by Edward Lentsch through Lanoue Gallery,; sofa and chairs by fireplace by Hickory Chair,; sofa fabric from Jane Churchill,; lamps by sofa from Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; coffee table/ottoman by Baker,; desk chair and club chairs by Rose Tarlow–Melrose House, club-chair fabric by Cowtan & Tout,; desk lamp from Spitz Miller; christopherspitzmiller. com; curtains from Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren. com; chandelier by Dennis & Leen,; baroque mirror from Minton Spidell,; antique box on mantel from Chesney’s, Page 133: Lantern from Visual Comfort; antique case clock from Alexander Westerhoff; mirror from Carver’s Guild,; sconces from Vaughan,; wallcovering by Romo,; custom stone and vanity from Ann Sacks, Page 134–135: Pendants by Visual Comfort; barstools by Hickory Chair; valance fabric by Kravet, Page 136: Custom headboard in Glant fabric,; upholstered walls and curtains in Avra silk by Rose Tarlow; convex mirror from Autrefois Antiques,; antique engravings from Gurari Collections,; bedside lamps by Visual Comfort; bedside chests by Hickory Chair; candlesticks from E.R. Butler,; painting from Webster & Company; club chair from Gregorius Pineo, Page 137: Custom beds by Partners in Design, Newton, Mass., (617) 965-1950; bedding from Bloomingdale’s,; mirror from FDO,; lamp from Spitz Miller; chest by Hickory Chair; Klismos stool from Schumacher,; stool fabric and custom bedskirts from Martyn Lawrence Bullard, •

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While Developing The Finishes for this home spa cabinet, we explored many options. The freestanding piece, meant to take the place of a conventional closet, came with a long list of storage requirements. Most important visually, however, was that it have a relaxed quality, integrating metals to complement the weathered-looking French pine paneling we had in mind. Our original intention was to use a plated brass with striae (1), but that ended up feeling more formal than we wanted. So next we tried a faux metal, where we inject metallics into the finish—in this case, a faux nickelsilver (2). Its modeling proved too strong, though, and competed too much with the beautiful grain of the wood. Finally, we opted for stainless steel instead, blackening it to temper its industrial feel and giving it a nondirectional orbital finish (3). The result is more gently textured, earthy, and serene. The knotty French pine had already undergone a similar process of refinement (4–6), as we worked to make it just the right complement to the gorgeous Egeo Ondulato marble (7) used for the countertop. Then, a slice of mirror in the central section and an inset strip of polished nickel below added just the right final touch of lightness and elegant contrast.

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