New England Home March - April 2016

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Fearless Chic

Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

Vibrant New Looks Enrich New England’s Historic Styles

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In This Issue

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A Boston townhouse is bright, lively, and playful—just like the young family that calls it home. TEXT BY ROBERT KIENER PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE PRODUCED BY KYLE HOEPNER




In both architecture and interior design, a Nantucket home casts a new light on classic island style.

A pair of cottages on one Cape Cod lot share more than just their good looks. They also share a sense of welcome that guarantees happy memories.

Conceived as a series of cubes of varying heights, this stunning modern home in suburban Boston is anything but conventional.









Special Focus: Beauty in Bloom Landscape In the city or suburbs, near a peaceful mountain lake or Design tucked on an island swept by salty air, gorgeous landscapes abound in New England. Text by Paula M. Bodah

On the cover: The details–unique, sophisticated, often playful– infuse a classic Back Bay townhouse designed by Carl D’Aquino with contemporary spirit. Photograph by Michael J. Lee. To see more of this home, turn to page 92. march–april 2016  New England Home 15

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In This Issue


40 Art, Design, History, Landscape

People, Places, Events, Products

20 | From the Editor

177 | Perspectives Fabulous woods—both real and faux—for the floor; Historic New England’s emphasis on preservation; a builder’s solutions to some tricky challenges; an elegant dining room’s subtle network of color, form, and texture.

27 | Elements: Scandinavian Design Iconic pieces by midcentury Scandinavians inspire today’s designers. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ

36 | Design Destination Trellis Home, Hingham, Massachusetts 40 | Artistry: When Worlds Collide The mind of an engineer and the heart of an anthropologist meet in Maine furniture maker Brian Reid’s distinctive work.


By Nathaniel Reade

46 | In Our Backyard: The Finer Things A luxury linens company in Massachusetts takes its family heritage into the twenty-first century with a sleek facility overhaul and a consumer-focused vision. By Julie Dugdale


67 Great Landscapes & Outdoor Living

151 Inspired: Before & After

52 | Metropolitan Life: Surprise Ending The owners expected a casual relationship with the Beacon Hill condominium they purchased as a pied-a-terre. What they got was an unexpected—and welcome—sense of home. Text by Louis Postel Photography by Michael J. Lee

58 | State of the Market: European Explorers For lovers of antiques, there’s nothing quite like a shopping trip abroad. New England designers divulge their favorite shops and markets in London and Paris. By Regina Cole

186 | Trade Secrets: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful News from and musings about the New England design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL

190 | New & Noteworthy By Paula M. Bodah

194 | Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 198 | Calendar of Events Special events for people who are passionate about design. BY LYNDA SIMONTON

204 | New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY LYNDA SIMONTON

209 | Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA

218 | Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 222 | Advertiser Index 224 | Sketch Pad “The art of imperfection,” as seen in a unique fireplace of reclaimed wood and stone.

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I’m not mistaken, had agents on the prowl for special finds from Egypt, Greece, and the Near East. European Renaissance palazzi and Wunderkammern were stocked with the treasures of earlier periods, items imbued with the patina of age and use and history. Or think of China, where ancient ritual bronzes, jades, and painted scrolls have been greatly prized throughout most of the country’s history. So why would this state of affairs change altogether just now? Why would objects that have, in some cases, been lovingly handed down for many generations suddenly become worthless? The idea feels implausible, to me. We do seem to be using antiques differently in recent years. Gone, at least for a while, are most of the all-one-style rooms of yesterday. It’s rare, now, to come across a library kitted out solely in George III mahogany and gilt. But you will see one of that period’s fancifully ornate mirrors suspended above a severely modern Lucite console in someone’s entry hall. Antiques are still being used, but as independent agents within an eclectic mix of furnishings, or as the statement pieces that give depth and texture to a room. My own travels to relevant destinations in Europe and the UK make it hard to imagine that an expiring trade is drawing its collective final breath. Visit one of the big London fairs, or TEFAF in Maastricht, and you’ll see aisles crowded with buyers plucking prize fruit from the serried booths. Hence our story about antiques shopping abroad that begins on page 58. Many New Englanders are out there buying up old stuff, either for their clients or for their own delight. I would encourage you to join them.

Inspecting the goods at Lorfords in England, September 2015


ver the years I’ve had many discussions with American dealers and interiors folk who are worried that the antiques trade is dying. “All my clients are getting older, and their children and grandchildren just aren’t interested,” is a representative comment. Last summer, during a conversation about the kind of serious eighteenth-century French furniture he “adores” and has lived with all his life, designer Robert Couturier told me, “Nobody cares about it anymore. Antiques are over.” Maybe I’m being stubborn because I love antiques so much myself, but I find it hard to agree with the doomsayers. A fascination with beautiful things preserved from earlier times has been an element of human societies for— well, for millennia, really. Wealthy Romans, if

—Kyle Hoepner + Our editors and a fascinating lineup of guest blog­gers share beautiful photography, design ideas, and advice every week on the New England Home Design Blog + The site also features ongoing content updates, where you’ll encounter house tours, interviews and commentary, before-and-after stories, and other special items for lovers of great home design + Sign up for our Design Discoveries editorial ­e-newsletter and get weekly updates on luxury home style, including the latest products, upcoming events and green ideas /////

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elements The things that make great spaces Edited by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

Danish architect, interior designer, and industrial designer Finn Juhl, who introduced Danish Modern to America, designed every detail of the home he built outside of Copenhagen in 1942.

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Scandinavian Design One of the hallmarks of good design is its timelessness; it remains potent long after the initial excitement of its introduction has faded. One of the best examples of design that endures can be found in the furnishings and fabrics of post–World War II Scandinavia. This was a moment when beauty and function were the signposts of a host of new home furnishings and textiles. Employing innovative, lower-cost materials like plywood,

plastic, enameled aluminum, and pressed steel, Scandinavian designers led the way in creating an ageless design vocabulary. Combined with advanced methods of mass production, home designs became affordable, available to a wider audience. These iconic pieces, many still in production, inspire a current crop of designers who, like their Scandinavian predecessors, create work that will surely stand the test of time. march–april 2016  New England Home 27

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1. Icon: AJ Floor Lamp, 1960, by Arne Jacobsen. $1,080. Design Within Reach, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 576-3690, 2. Quart floor lamp designed by Rich Brilliant Willing. $1,175. Chimera, Boston, (617) 542-3233,

A. Icon: PH Artichoke, 1958, by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulson. $9,737–$17,186. Design Within Reach B. Discoco suspension lamp, by Christophe Mathieu for Marset. $630. Through Lusso, (617) 990-6891,

3. The Alex task lamp from RH Modern, $465. Restoration Hardware, Boston, (857) 239-7202, 28  New England Home  march–april 2016

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Montego sofa, $2099 and cocktail table, $ 699. 375 Newbury Street, Boston

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1. Icon: Swan Chair, 1958 by Arne Jacobsen. From $4,300. Lekker Home, Boston, (617) 313-3742, 2. Libel chair, by René Holten for Artifort. $1,794. M2L, Boston, (617) 338-0002,


3. Little Apollo, by Patrick Norguet for Artifort. $1,170. M2L A. Icon: Egg Chair, 1958, by Arne Jacobsen. From $6,900. Lekker Home B. Fri lounge chair, by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen. $3,746. Lekker Home C. Ro chair and ottoman, by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen. $4,825. Lekker Home D. Grand Repos chair and ottoman, by Antonio Citterio for Vitra. $6,295. Design Within Reach, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 576-3690, 30  New England Home  march–april 2016

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2. Cuba chair with white webbing, by Morten Gøttler for Carl Hansen & Søn. $790. Design Within Reach, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 576-3690,

B. Thos. Moser Cumberland dining chair in walnut with rush seat woven by Maine artisan Bernard Zike. $1,540. Thos. Moser, Freeport, Maine, (207) 865-4519, and Boston, (617) 224-1245,

I. Icon: 45 Chair, 1945, by Finn Juhl. $12,390. Design Within Reach II. Stillwater club chair by Studio Dunn. $3,325. Studio Dunn, Rumford, R.I., (401) 400-0206,

Looking for vintage Scandinavian design in New England? The Katzes suggest: Abodeon, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 497-0137, BG Galleries—Beyond Gorgeosity, East Weymouth, Mass., (617) 901-4333, Danish Country Antique Furniture, Boston, (617) 227-1804, JUST L, Littleton, N.H., (603) 259-3125 LUNA MODERN, Providence, (617) 599-6298 Machine Age, Boston, (617) 464-0099, Reside, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 547-2929,

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1. Icon: PK22 Chair, 1957, by Poul Kjærholm

A. Icon: Wishbone chair, 1949, by Hans Wegner. From $3,121. Lekker Home, Boston, (617) 313-3742,

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For the Discerning Customer. At Cumar, we’ve sourced, crafted and installed the finest quality natural stone surfaces for seven generations. Today, we offer the area’s largest selection of natural stone surfaces, including granite, limestone, slate and some of the most exotic semi-precious materials you can find. Visit our warehouse today, and let your imagination run wild.


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There was a time, in the worlds of both fashion and home, when steadfast rules governed how color should be used. Adages like “blue and green should not be seen without a color in between,” combined with theories based on the color wheel, were gospel. Sure, for the novice, the insecure, or the color blind, there was something to be said for this kind of clear advice. But the rules about color have changed—in fact, they’ve been discarded. If this causes concern, uncertainty, or a bit of skepticism on the part of those weak-hearted color choosers, have a look at Trellis Home. In this tiny gem of a place, owners and color-rule breakers Allison Mattison and Liza Sharp (BFFs since childhood) have created a virtual paint box of furnishings and accessories that vibrate with color. Coral wallpaper, blue-and-white covered jars, green malachite ice buckets, a bright yellow candelabra, pink picture frames—all coexist in happy unruliness. And with a nod to Diana Vreeland, the doyenne of all things stylish, orange is the basic black of Trellis Home. 28 South St., Hingham, Mass., (781) 385-7907, (917) 678-5861, Open by appointment and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. —Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

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When Worlds Collide The mind of an engineer and the heart of an anthropologist meet in Maine furniture maker Brian Reid’s distinctive work. ///////////

By Nathaniel Reade

college he switched his major to anthropology, but after graduation took an engineering job. For eight years, he encased scientific instruments inside metal tubes. One day he suggested trying a different color scheme for the instruments, which were always white lettering on black, and the boss agreed. Reid made one that was light gray with bright yellow lettering. “I thought they were going to love it,” he

says. “Instead, they said, ‘Brian, you are never going to pick the colors again.’” He vented his creativity by calling in sick and making furniture in his garage. Finally, at age thirty-four, Reid realized he had to change his life. He broke up with his girlfriend, sold his house, and moved to England. “And that,” he says, “was the best decision I ever made.” Reid spent two years at Parnham

TOP: The marquetry pattern in Tartan Desk (2008), padauk, rosewood, and macassar ebony, 72″L × 18″D × 24″H, was inspired by the shape of 1950s televisions; Reid says his designs are often influenced by the modern American furniture in his home when he was growing up. LEFT: Ginkgo (2011), bog oak and white oak, 78″W × 13″D × 28″H.

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hen Brian Reid was in his early thirties, he called in sick to work a lot. “At first it’d be occasionally,” he says. “But after a while, sometimes I’d call in sick on Wednesday and wouldn’t make it back to work until Monday afternoon.” Now fifty-nine, Reid is a tall, joking man with gray hair, a stubble of gray beard, and a voice like Tom Hanks’s. He grew up in Seattle and studied engineering in college, but didn’t love it. So he dropped out, traveled through New Zealand and Fiji, and ended up living with an Aboriginal family in Australia, working in a sugarcane field. “It was my first exposure to a culture other than my own,” Reid says. “It made me interested in the larger world beyond math and science.” When Reid returned to

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College, a furniture-making school in Dorset, England. “You have a heightened awareness when you study in a foreign country,” he says, “and you work harder because you don’t have friends and family to go hang out with. Plus, it happened to be the best program in the world at the time.” Reid worked seven days a week, learning craftsmanship and design (“They made us take a day off every once in a while,” he says). Then back to Seattle, where he worked for architects, building

cash-register surrounds for snowboarding shops and bookshelves for the Nike design library. “It was the most money I ever made,” he says. “But I was in it for the creativity.” So he became an artist in residence, making furniture at an art center in Snowmass, Colorado, where a mentor said to him one day, “Brian, you’re here to experiment.” He took her advice. Over the next decade, Reid developed his particular, indefinable style. The engineer in him loves precision, and the anthropologist loves decoration inspired

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Hourglass Bed (2006), veneers of twelve varieties

of wood, 96″L × 76″W × 96″H. Screen With a View (2009), maple and white oak, 56″W × 2″D × 60″H. Giant’s Causeway (2012), American black walnut and bleached red oak, 20″W × 10″D × 30″H. Tartan Console (2007), padauk, rosewood, macassar ebony, and white oak, 73″L × 18″D × 24″H. Detail from Hourglass Bed platform. FACING PAGE: The artist in his studio. 42  New England Home  march–april 2016

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Hourglass Bed and Bed Detail: Robert Millman; Giant’s Causeway: Chris Pinchbeck; Screen with a View and Brian Reid Portrait: Bill Truslow Photography

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by cultures around the world. “I’m trying to get the right proportion and balance in my furniture,” he says, “between color, texture, positive space, negative space, and pattern. I don’t know if I’ve found it yet, but I’m trying.” Peripatetic for much of his adult life, Reid moved to Maine about ten years ago. In the red barn attached to his house, he is now working on a piece he says “synthesizes all that has come before.” While he lived in England, Reid was able to buy two logs of “bog oak” from trees that fell into bogs upwards of 5,000 years ago, where the acidity turned them jet black. He says it’s the rarest wood on the planet. He dried his bog-oak boards for seven years and built a table with some of it, but wasn’t happy with the result. He put the rest of the wood away. Now, twenty-five years later, “I’m trying he says, “I’m to get ready.” the right In a small, proportion quiet room and balance in upstairs in my furniture,” his barn, he says Reid. sits at a bench surrounded by three rolling carts of tools and two scroll saws. Because the bog oak is so precious, Reid doesn’t want to use it as solid boards, so he has cut it into ⅛-inch-thick veneers. He then stacked the veneer and, using a scroll saw, created patterns of geometric shapes, which he glued into sheets. This will inspire the cabinet’s final design. The white oak he’s cutting smells faintly of vinegar, and the bog oak like musty earth. Reid is wearing sawdustcovered Carhartt clothes and . . . slippers. “I do get dressed,” he says. “I don’t work in my bathrobe.” He also doesn’t call in sick anymore. He points out the two windows he faces. “I sit here,” he says, “and I look at the land, the apple trees, and my little stream. And it’s really quite idyllic.” •






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The Finer Things A luxury linens company in Massachusetts takes its family heritage into the twenty-first century with a sleek facility overhaul and a consumer-focused vision. ///////////

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facility, pointing out details as he strolls through the workspace introducing employees who are bundling up linens to fulfill orders or manning giant fabric-­ slicing machines that cut with, he says, “NASA-level precision.” Matouk has every reason to be proud: The 87,000-square-foot space is the outcome of a recent $10 million expansion by Cambridge, Massachusetts, architecture firm Cambridge Seven Associates, that nearly doubled the size of the facility. “They were excited about redefining a

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The entrance to Matouk’s Fall River, Massachusetts, headquarters, designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. Scalloped-edge Savannah Gardens table linens in spring green and white. Egyptian cotton sateen Nocturne bedding in Lagoon. George Matouk Jr., the third generation at the company’s helm.

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eorge Matouk Jr. is circling a bin overflowing with a jumble of luxurious white towels trimmed in a slate blue. Phone in hand, he’s snapping photos of the fluffy heap from this angle and that, zooming in on the embroidery or tugging a corner of a towel from the pile, layering it just so. Beside the bin, an employee at a sewing machine is carefully running white towels under the needle to stitch the trim pattern. “I like to send pictures like this to our retailers,” Matouk says; these particular towels are custom designs for homedecor behemoth One Kings Lane. “We want them to see what goes into this and educate their consumers. We want them to see there’s value in this product. We can really use this whole factory in a way that’s super engaging.” The factory to which he refers is the family-run Matouk empire, purveyor of luxury linens, bedding, and bath items, based in Fall River, Massachusetts. Matouk is the third generation at the helm of the company known for its sophisticated, high-end home essentials like towels, duvet covers, tablecloths, sheets, throw blankets, and even bathrobes. He’s proud of the sleek

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textile center in Fall River for the twentyfirst century,” says Matouk, whose vision included an employee lounge and cafe with computer stations and a courtyard, an outdoor park with a walking path and strategically planted trees, and solar panels that provide 25 percent of the company’s electricity. From the lobby, visitors can access the Matouk Factory Store and can also see, via floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the activity on the factory floor. The design is meant to create inclusivity and unity among the manufacturing, administrative, and retail branches of

the company. It’s a concept dubbed “One Matouk,” which is reflected in the cement path that snakes outside the building, where Matouk invited all of his employees to sign their names in the wet cement as a token of their collective part in the company. “It’s a

quality-of-life thing,” he says. “We want people in our community to come and work here. It’s not necessarily an easy sell to get people to work in a textile mill, but we don’t have a problem recruiting. The employees work hard for the company, and the company takes good

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Left: Grecian-influenced Gordian Knot cotton terry towels. FAR LEFT: Mirasol cocktail napkins inspired by the shop awnings along Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. FACING PAGE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT: The Matouk Factory Store. The employee lounge and cafe. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Avelino sheets in 500-thread-count cotton percale with trim in slate.

care of the employees.” The business was founded in 1929 by Matouk’s grandfather John. Born in Syria and trained in the craftsmanship of fine linens in Italy, John transferred the business to Manhattan during World War II; his son, George Sr., moved the company to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1985. George Jr. relocated the factory to its current home in 2005. “There’s a great tradition of textile production in this area and a great appreciation for manufacturing work,” he says. “My responsibility is to carry on the history of the business and

spent their wedding night), it’s difficult, he admits, to convince people that expensive bedclothes or bathmats are worthwhile investments. His strategy lies somewhere between elevating the luxury brand and making it approachable for the average consumer. He hopes that future collaborations with boutique hotels around the country (this spring, Matouk is rolling out a partnership with the celebrated Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island) will help consumers associate a deep sense of place and beauty with their personal living spaces. “These are highly intimate products that we sell,” Matouk says. “They fulfill deep emotional feelings you have not just for yourself, but for your family.” •

modernize it to deliver it to the fourth generation of Matouks, should they be interested.” With the new facility comes an eye toward brand evolution. The company imports its custom fabrics from Italy, Portugal, and India, and prides itself on a blend of modern digitized machinery and artisanal craftsmanship. But though Matouk has timelessly popular products like the Milagro (Spanish for “miracle”) towel and the Lowell sheet (named for the Lowell Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where Matouk and his wife


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oving to the city can make almost anyone feel lost, whether it’s settling into a first apartment ­post college, or into a luxury pad post suburban family life. Then, hopefully, there follows one of those casual encounters of the lucky kind that pulls everything together, that makes a person feel like she’s landed somewhere good: a renewed acquaintance, a friend of a friend, or, in the case of Tracy and John Atkinson, a condo on Beacon Hill designed by Elizabeth Benedict.

“My clients wanted a pied-a-terre in the city now that their youngest was off to college,” Benedict says. Perhaps because they had no plans to give up their home in the suburbs, they took a nonchalant approach. “Buying the condo was more like a whim,” the designer says. Tracy and John met Benedict through a mutual friend. Benedict had designed the friend’s living room, and the Atkinsons liked the result. They hired Benedict and gave her carte blanche, with a flexible “Do what you think is best, we trust you” budget. The only directive was to make the place—a one-bedroom, 1,350-square-foot space with two baths and a loft—“more contemporary and at the same time warm and inviting,” says Tracy. Benedict, whose company, Elizabeth Home Decor & Design, is based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, believes in what she calls “cohesive design, with a unified palette” to help enlarge a space. She set the tone for the rest of the home with the kitchen’s countertops of granite in greige and cream with cranberry flecks. The designer swapped out the kitchen’s

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first-generation recessed can lights for more modern, unobtrusive lighting. Long glass pendants above the counter separating the kitchen from the great room emphasize the latter’s double ceiling height. The pendants’ transparency ensures an open feel between the kitchen and the great room, which is one step higher. Benedict says she had to go through twenty-plus manufacturers before she found Fairfield Chair Company in North Carolina to match the chairs arranged around the counter in the great room with the stools in the kitchen lower down. Such are the demands of cohesive design. A thirteen-foot Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman sofa that looks like a sectional but is actually all of a piece anchors the sitting area, clad in a beigey-gray fabric from Kirkby Design’s high-performance line that’s both luxurious and durable. Facing the sofa is a custom wall unit,

crafted by architectural woodworkers Herrick & White of Cumberland, Rhode Island. A Pullman ladder stained dark to match the kitchen cabinetry stands ready to access the wine-storage area at the top of the unit. The sitting area also includes an A. Rudin chair and ottoman whose snakeskinpatterned Cowtan & Tout fabric picks up the cranberry flecks of the kitchen’s granite counters. Benedict commissioned artist and college friend Will Day, of Boulder, Colorado, to create the exuberant, super-size oil hung on the grasscloth wall over the sofa. In the master suite, Benedict papered the coffered ceilings and demolished a slate

fireplace in favor of a vanity with wall cabinetry, again by Herrick & White. With help from Wellesley, Massachusetts-based art consultant Libby Silvia, Benedict placed a canvas by Julia Blake that brings out the bluish-greens of the striped pillows, the throw draped over the arm of an

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Benedict sawed the legs off a $59 table from Target, covered it in faux fur, and placed it before the Ligne Roset chair as a footstool. art deco–inflected Ligne Roset chair, and the tree pattern in the Mark Alexander curtain fabric. In a confident demonstration of high and low, Benedict sawed the legs off a $59 table from Target, covered it in faux fur, and placed it before the Ligne Roset chair as a footstool. Two flights up in the loft, an antique mirror makes up for the room’s windowless state. Herrick & White cabinetry and a pullout Kravet sofa make the space efficient and flexible enough to be used as a guest room or home office. The loft also serves as a room for the Atkinsons’ youngest when she’s on college break. As it turns out, the Atkinsons ended up so enamored of the warm, contemporary look and feel Benedict gave their new place, they sold their suburban house and took up full-time residence in the city. • RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 218.

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Above, Clockwise from left: A lighthearted display

of wares from London’s Maison Artefact at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park. The fair’s extensive roster of dealers makes it a magnet for interior designers from far and wide. ­Mallett’s showrooms are in the historic Ely House, built for the Bishop of Ely in 1772 (the company also has an outpost on New York’s Upper East Side). Below: The owners of Lorfords are assembling a growing roster of English dealers at an abandoned airfield near the charming Cotswolds town of Tetbury.

embarking on their first antiquing trip to Europe, the United Kingdom is a good place to start, says Toma Clark Haines, president of The Antiques Diva & Co., a company that specializes in guided antiquing tours. The company guides visitors, mostly Americans, to antiquing destinations in France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, and England. “In England, dealers display wares in ways Americans will find familiar,” Clark Haines says. “Also, people want French goods, and the Brits have been plundering French antiques for hundreds of years; some of the best finds in French furniture are actually in England.” “On King’s Road, a little shop called Opium is a great source for Indian things,” says Mally Skok. “I love to go there for antique textiles.” Portobello Market, in Notting Hill, is one of the world’s most famous street markets,

Clockwise from top left: Courtesy The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (2); Courtesy Mallett Antiques; Bottom left: Steph Ashby, Courtesy Lorfords

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he proliferation of online resources for finding antiques is a wonderful thing, but little can match the thrill of browsing a shop, fair, or antiques center. So much the better if that shop or fair is in some faraway location—in the heart of Paris, perhaps, or on the outskirts of London. For antiques lovers, crossing the pond to buy wonderful old things is the stuff of dreams. To feed those dreams, we asked New England experts to tell us about their favorite overseas haunts. Not surprisingly, many local designers are drawn to London. For Americans

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and Skok enjoys visiting, especially on Saturdays, when the area takes on a carnival-like atmosphere. “I go there for the fun, not to buy,” she says. The Lincoln, Massachusetts-based textile and interior designer does, however, buy at the city’s seasonal Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair at Battersea Park, which hosts dealers from several countries, and at the Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair. “At Olympia, there are big dealers, little dealers; you get a smattering of the best. At the Battersea fair, you just drool, walking around.” New Englanders searching for that special piece are always happy to patronize the varied antique and design shops of London, among them (clockwise from top left) Jamb on Pimlico Road, the nearby Soane Antiques, the London Silver Vaults (home to more than twenty-five dealers), and Opium in Chelsea, which focuses on South Asian furniture, textiles, and tribal art.

Pippa Roberts, publicity and communications director for the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, which runs three times a year, says, “Americans, who represent about 10 percent of our visitors, come to find European painted furniture, which is a specialty of the fair. Most of all, they come to search out the quirky and the unusual, for which the fair is renowned.” Gregory Van Boven, whose interior design firm is located on Boston’s Marlborough Street, has a growing list of favorites spots. “Mallett at Ely House on Dover Street has four floors of fine pieces from the eighteenth-century and Regency periods,” he says. “I always go to Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler Antiques for good pieces from the eighteenth century to modern.” Van Boven lists Reindeer Antiques Ltd. on Kensington Church Street, a specialist in Georgian antique furniture, the London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane

for silver from the sixteenth century to modern, and Soane Antiques on Pimlico Road for eclectic pieces of furniture, art, and accessories. And then there is Colin Smith and Gerald Robinson Antiques, he adds. “They deal by appointment only, and have amazing and wonderful objects of silver, tortoiseshell, and shagreen.” Cambridge, Massachusetts, interior designer Susan Reddick has her own list of favorites. “Many are in the Pimlico Road area, a center of antiques shopping at all levels from flea markets to fine antiques,” she says. “Hilary Batstone has a charming shop in Holbein Place. Her selections are light, airy, sophisticated, often with a Swedish or Continental touch. Jamb, which is also represented by Michael Smith’s Los Angeles shop, Jasper, has a wonderful reputation as a resource for antique and reproduction fireplace mantels. Moving into Bloomsbury, another favorite resource is Pentreath & Hall, with an eclectic mixture of furnishings, accessories, and artwork.” Shoppers will find that prices are lower outside the big cities, Clark Haines says.

Clockwise from top left: Courtesy Jamb; Courtesy Soane Antiques; Courtesy The London Silver Vaults; Courtesy Opium

Little can match the thrill of browsing a shop, fair, or antiques center. So much the better if that shop or fair is in some faraway location—in the heart of Paris, perhaps, or on the outskirts of London.

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Just outside of Tetbury in the Cotswolds, a couple of hours west of London, Lorfords is a new and rapidly growing The Marché aux Puces in Paris (left) is a frequent destination for Toma Clark Haines (right), whose company offers antiquing tours to destinations in Europe and the UK. Facing page, clockwise from left: The rue de Lille shop window of Philippe Vichot. Scarlet damask and gilding create a rich ambience at Galerie J. Kugel. The trade snaps up finds at Cipolat S.A.’s déballage in Montpellier.

multi-dealer destination located at an old airfield; two vast aircraft hangers house more than forty dealers. Beacon Hill antiques dealer François Bardonnet says, “I started loving antiques when I grew up in Paris. Today, I still go to some of the same shops I visited with my parents.” He finds Paris more affordable than London. “Things are very expensive in

London because of the exchange rate,” he says, “though I do go to dealers in Kensington Church Street for porcelain, china, and ceramics.” In Paris, Bardonnet says, “The ‘money is no object’ dealers are Didier Aaron for Old Master drawings and paintings as well as decorative arts. Kugel, which helped Yves Saint Laurent build his collection, is known for extraordinary eighteenthcentury French antiques, including some with royal provenance. And S ­ teinitz has the most extraordinary collection of period paneling.” Didier Aaron also has a gallery in London, and, for those who prefer to stay closer to home, one in New York City. At the more affordable end, Bardonnet likes Galerie JM Béalu & Fils for porcelain and ceramics, Galerie Jean-Pierre Gros for its large chandeliers. “Philippe

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landscapes, and we combine traditional Yankee pragmatism with an ability to execute durable and memorable details. We work with only the finest craftspeople to ensure beautiful and robust landscapes that feel almost instantly contextual, established, and mature. In 2013, Matthew Cunningham was recognized as a “Five Under Forty” award winner by New England Home, the first landscape architect to receive the honor. Our gardens have been widely published in New England Home,
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Pellettieri Associates, Inc.


ellettieri Associates is a New England– based design/build firm with more than 30 years of experience providing skilled, creative, and comprehensive services to clients throughout the region. From site assessments and master planning to plant selection and perennial gardens, they produce enduring environments for discerning clients and exceptional residential, commercial, and institutional properties. What sets Pellettieri apart is its widely respected staff of awardwinning, licensed landscape architects who consistently maintain the highest standards of achievement. The Pellettieri difference is that 74  Special Marketing Section

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they help your property fit into its surroundings—so that the morning light filters into your master bedroom or shines on the outdoor gathering area just at that perfect moment in the day—allowing you to enjoy the beauty of family and nature. Pellettieri’s passion lies in making these things part of the natural beauty of your home. The landscape architects’ knowledge of site planning, natural processes, construction materials, codes, and regulations provides solutions that satisfy client objectives and the regulators alike, in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. Multidisciplinary team efforts and extensive experience in site analysis and conceptual planning prove especially

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

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

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R. P. Marzilli & Company

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P. Marzilli & Company builds and maintains the finest residential landscapes. Our skilled team of landscape professionals delivers the highest quality and best value for our clients. Our projects are built on country estates, oceanfront bluffs, suburban gardens, and city courtyards. Our services include complete site preparation, planting of specimen trees and shrubs, flower and vegetable gardens, lawns and wildflower meadows, irrigation and landscape lighting. We build pools, spas, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and sports, recreation, and entertaining areas. Our masonry team builds the structure of the landscape, including walls, driveways and auto

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courts, patios and terraces, and steps and walkways, as well as wine cellars and other architectural stonework. Our horticulture team maintains fine gardens, lawns, trees, and seasonal flowers in containers or planting beds. We prepare your property for special events and manage the landscape to meet any client’s needs and the inevitable change of seasons. We are dedicated to the daily beauty and long-term integrity of the landscape. Most important, we build trusted relationships with landscape architects and designers, architects, contractors and homeowners. Our greatest recognition comes from the many clients who enjoy and admire their outdoor living areas all year long.

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

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Sudbury Design Group


udbury Design Group has long been recognized as one of the leading landscape architectural firms in the region, working with a variety of residential and commercial clients throughout New England for more than 50 years. To ensure the best results for its clients, Sudbury Design Group relies heavily on a unified team approach. The team’s belief is that for any project to be truly successful, the landscape architect, architect, and interior designer should work together from the project’s inception. This relationship fosters the pursuit of a common goal: the client’s best interest. Sudbury Design Group is 78  Special Marketing Section

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renowned for its comprehensive master planning and design, paired with the unique ability to manage the implementation process to a meticulous level of completion. The staff comprises highly skilled award-winning landscape architects, designers, and craftsmen, including the area’s finest masons and horticulturists. Whether the project encompasses a small garden landscape, a backyard pool and patio, or a complete site renovation, Sudbury Design Group will work with you to ensure that the end product meets your expectations, is completed on time and on budget, and provides added value to your home. The firm’s reputation for excellence is further exemplified

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Triad Associates, Inc.


riad Associates offers custom design and installation of all hardscape features, including pool decks, outdoor entertaining areas, driveways, walls, patios, and walkways. It also provides complete decorative concrete services. For more than twenty-five years, Triad, headquartered in Haverhill, Massachusetts, has earned the distinction of being one of New England’s premier hardscape design and installation companies. Triad serves Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and adjoining areas of New York. The company works with homeowners, builders, architects, and landscape architects on 80  Special Marketing Section

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both residential and commercial installations. The Triad team includes designers, construction supervisors, and some of the country’s most experienced hardscape artisans. This group works in unison to help customers from concept through final design stage, through layout and construction to a finished product that is ready for landscaping and furnishings. Triad’s experience goes beyond standard hardscapes to include the creation of complete exterior environments that can include custom water features, unique fire features, and customized cooking areas. Triad’s work has been featured on “This Old House” and in the pages of design magazines. The

team is very proud of the fact that its largest sources of projects are repeat customers and referrals from customers to family members and neighbors. This says a lot, not only about the quality of the work, but also about Triad’s attention to detail and respect for the work. Whether your project is a simple patio or a complex exterior design, Triad will give it full and professional attention. Triad prides itself on a simple yet vital philosophy: “Just do it right.” Triad’s team members invite you to bring them your ideas, magazine clippings, sketches, or complete design, and they will work with you to make your desire a reality. You’ll see the result in the high quality of your finished project.

Triad Associates, Inc. 100 Downing Avenue Haverhill, MA 01830 (978) 373-4223

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360 Sports & Syngrass

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he solution for all your synthetic-landscape and sport-surfacing needs is 360 Sports & Syngrass. Their vast array of products includes synthetic lawns, basketball courts, putting greens, tennis courts, sports fields, pet turf, hockey rinks, batting cages, play areas, and more. 360’s products are the most advanced, durable, and environmentally friendly on the market and can be installed anywhere from backyards, offices, and schools to hotels, parks, and country clubs. They offer a full turnkey service including design, construction and installation. Their detail-oriented approach and partnerships with top manufacturers allow them to provide the ultimate package for landscape and sports applications. 360’s customers are given the individual attention they deserve, and every client receives a design preview and comprehensive quote of their project prior to construction. 360 is based on the north shore of Boston and in Marco Island, Florida, and services commercial, residential, and municipal customers throughout New England and Southwest Florida. Their name says it all… Let 360 help turn your individual project into a masterpiece!

360 offers: • Sports courts • Synthetic grass • Putting greens • Batting cages • Ice rinks

360 Sports & Syngrass (877) 937-4360

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ince 1994, a Blade of Grass has been collaborating with clients to create beautiful outdoor spaces. We offer a wide range of services, including award-winning design, complete installation, and comprehensive maintenance. With

each of these services, we strive to create usable spaces that enhance both your property and lifestyle. Our attention to detail is unmatched, and we take great pleasure in our customers’ satisfaction. a Blade of Grass values the relationships we form with our clients; in a sense, your garden also becomes ours. Our designs begin with a careful study of your property and a thoughtful exploration of objectives. Upon your approval of the design, the installation process can begin with carefully chosen plants and handcrafted stonework, such as fireplaces and custom kitchens. We

offer a variety of maintenance services including container plantings, holiday decor, landscape lighting and fine gardening. Our maintenance division will formulate a garden care plan specifically tailored to your needs, so that your outdoor spaces remain and grow as a source of enjoyment and beauty.

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pring is the perfect time to begin transforming a landscape. Whether designing a new home with a spectacular oceanfront terrace, infinity pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen or a simple secluded lakefront pathway, db Landscaping, LLC has the expertise and experience to make dreams a reality. Founded by horticulturist and landscape architect Daniel Bruzga more than 10 years ago, db Landscaping, LLC is an award-winning landscape architecture design-build company. Each site and landscape is designed according to clients’ specific wants and needs. The company manages all details of each project, from obtaining permits to final construction.

The db Landscaping team of experts includes talented stonemasons, horticulturists, and designers trained as landscape architects. “When designing landscapes for new homes,” Bruzga says, “our most successful projects are those where we work in the early stages of project design in concert with the client and architect. The client not only gets a superior product, but also saves time and money.” The results speak for themselves.

db Landscaping | 3 Alpine Ct. Suite 1 PO Box 356 | Sunapee, NH 03782 (603) 763-6423 |

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Offshoots, Inc.

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andscapes often require excessive amounts of maintenance, water, fuel and fertilizer. We believe there is a different way! Offshoots, Inc. is a hybrid practice offering landscape architectural design and/or horticultural installation services. We install

plantings not only that we design, but gardens designed by our peers who are looking for a different, more sustainable installation approach. Our installation team utilizes organic methods and sources as many locally grown plants as possible, creating demand within the nursery industry for more sustainably

produced plant materials. Our landscapes amplify each site’s potential character, integrating horticulture with specific site conditions. The gardens created are low maintenance, edible, ecologically functioning places for our clients to maximize their enjoyment of the outdoors.

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Parterre Garden Services

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


the necessary support to ensure the utmost professionalism and execution of a project—from beginning to end and the countless years that follow. Parterre specializes in containers, fine gardening, garden design and restoration, installation, pruning, and spring and fall cleanup.

2235 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 492-2230

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orking throughout all of New England, Rosado and Sons, Inc. provides unparalleled service for all your outdoor living needs. We’ve earned our reputation by providing quality customer service

and satisfaction to our clients for more than 30 years. As a full-service landscape construction company, we specialize in outdoor living, and demonstrate exquisite workmanship on each unique project. Owners Tony and Mark provide consultation and guidance throughout all projects. The Rosado team is more than just a hardscape company; we specialize in all phases of landscape design, outdoor kitchens and sitting areas, pool and patio designs, shrub and tree installation, custom outdoor lighting, irrigation

and water management programs, water features, seasonal colorscapes, and maintenance. Another unique division of Rosado & Sons is our ability to install custom decks and threeseason porches. Let Rosado create an environment that translates your vision into a reality.

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iteCreative is an awardwinning landscape architecture studio offering complete design services to residential clients in the Boston area and throughout New England. Our designs are often recognized for their clean architectural lines, lush plantings, and focus on color and texture. We believe there should be a strong visual relationship between inside and outside spaces, and in many cases a physical connection of landscape to home. All our designs are developed in close collaboration with our clients to reflect their style along with respecting the unique character of the site. Bold design gestures, careful selection of materials, and an unwavering focus on the details are integral to every project. We take great pride in our ability to provide personal attention to each of our clients at every phase of the design process. SiteCreative recently received a 2015 Boston Society of Landscape Architects design award.

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New England Woodworkers photo: SiteCreative

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The four-story, nineteenth-century Back Bay townhouse, converted to apartments in the 1960s, has been restored as a singlefamily home. FACING PAGE: Meeting the new owners’ request for a home that was “joyful and stylish” required gutting the interior and creating spaces, such as this first-floor living room, that are light-filled, elegant, and family-friendly.

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Personality Plus A Boston townhouse is bright, lively, and playful—just like the young family that calls it home. Text by Robert Kiener Photography by Michael J. Lee Produced by Kyle Hoepner

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esigner Carl D’Aquino smiles as he remembers how his clients, both Boston professionals, briefed him on their hopes for the redesign of their newly acquired Back Bay townhouse. “They wanted something joyful, ­comfortable, youthful, colorful, and stylish,” he recalls. “And most of all, they asked for something different. They did not want the traditional, restored Boston townhouse. They told me they wanted to smile every time they opened the front door.” The four-story townhouse was built around 1870 and converted into apartments in the early 1960s. To accommodate its new owners and their three young children, it was recently completely gutted,


The living room features two customdesigned brushed-iron and silver-leaf coffee tables, a leather daybed, a crescent sofa, and a glazed mosaic tile fireplace. FAR RIGHT: With its mother-of-pearl wall tiles and a hammered-metal console, the entrance foyer sets the eclectic tone of the home’s interior design.

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Embellished with a custom brushedsteel screen and railing, the house’s main stairway features a multi-colored carpet that serves to “invite or pull visitors through the house,” says designer Carl D’Aquino. FACING PAGE: In the dining room, an antique mirror and twin sconces draw the eye to the cerused-oak sideboard.

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reconfigured, and rebuilt. Stairways were altered, walls and hallways were removed, support beams were installed, and a new top-floor family room and patio were added. As Middleton, Massachusettsbased contractor Paul Jackson explains, “We took the home back to its bare walls and rebuilt it.” Everyone involved in the redesign of this 7,500-square-foot house stresses

that it was a uniquely collaborative effort. D’Aquino and architect Francine Monaco, partners in the Manhattan firm D’Aquino Monaco, worked closely with the homeowner and a team of subcontractors from the very beginning. “Because so many elements of architecture are designfocused, having an architect and designer working together is critical,” explains the homeowner. march–april 2016  New England Home 97

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Cassina leather Göteborg chairs and a Ralph Pucci walnut and glazed-ceramic breakfast table create a comfortable breakfast nook that is set into a lightfilled alcove window. FACING PAGE, TOP: Appliances hide behind the cerused finish of the cabinetry. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The kitchen opens to the breakfast nook and a casual sitting area.

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The light-filled kitchen runs the entire width of the townhouse and boasts a circular alcove window that’s the perfect shape for a custom breakfast table.

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“Our approach to the design of the house was with a contemporary sensibility, but not without regard for the rich history of the Boston townhouse typology,” says architect Francine Monaco.

To help communicate her vision, the homeowner brought a “binder of ideas” to the designers and asked that they incorporate some special pieces, such as a collection of glazed ceramics that includes sculptural works by Ruth Douzinas, to give the design a personal touch. Other items, such as the couple’s Oriental carpets, also provided inspiration to the design team. Although renovations and reconfigurations over the years had stripped the interior of much of its architectural interest, both D’Aquino and Monaco included an appreciation for history in their design. Says Monaco, “Our approach to the design of the house was with a contemporary sensibility, but not without regard for the rich history of the Boston townhouse typology.” Features such as patterned ceilings, textured walls, and handcrafted ironwork show the designer and architect’s admiration for traditional detailing. That admiration, a sort of nod to the past, is evident right from the entry. D’Aquino kept some of the vestibule’s

original oak wainscoting, but added a c­ ontemporary hammered-metal console, a French mirror, and a mother-of-pearl tiled wall. “We wanted to retain some of the formality—the idea of being received—here,” he explains. Beyond the entry, the house is a symphony of color and light. High ceilings, generous bay windows, creamy Venetianplaster walls, stained white-oak floors, and an open plan give each of the home’s floors a feeling of spaciousness. The living room’s custom-made multicolored carpet sets the tone for the entire house. It contains every color the designers used throughout. “Like other elements on this floor, such as the stairway runners and the metal railings, the carpet draws, or pulls, you through the house,” D’Aquino says. “I like to use color as a way to invite you into the house.” One of the homeowner’s requests was for a large, comfortable eat-in kitchen (“where we can all hang out,” she says) with a breakfast room and a fireplace. She

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One of the two guest bedrooms features a hammered-metal headboard from Mexico and a South African metal beadwork chandelier. FACING PAGE: The textured silk wallcovering, a white plaster chandelier, floor-toceiling curtains, and a color palette of creamy blues and whites give the master bedroom a serene, elegant feel.

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The daughter’s bedroom is a riot of colors (reds and pinks are her favorites) and circles. FACING PAGE, TOP: A reading nook in the hallway features a tree-like bookcase. FaCING PAGE, BOTTOM: A second guest bedroom pairs a vintage chair with a contemporary lacquered-wood four-poster bed.

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got all that and more. The new light-filled, first-floor kitchen runs the entire width of the townhouse and boasts a circular alcove window that’s the perfect shape for a custom breakfast table. “It’s unusual to have enough width in a brownstone to have room for cabinets, an island, a table, and a fireplace,” says Rosemary Porto, senior designer at Poggenpohl Boston. “It feels like the comfortable kitchen of a much bigger house.” Details matter to D’Aquino and his design associate Fani Budic. Design elements echo through the house and help create a totally organic scheme. The Moroccan tiles that cover the kitchen’s new chimney breast are repeated in the backsplash on the opposite wall. The breakfast alcove’s built-in bookcase recalls the cerused finish of the kitchen cabinets. Custom metalwork is everywhere, from the entrance vestibule’s console to the coffee table bases in the living room to the stair railings that wrap, uninterrupted, through all four stories of the home. Even hallways are impeccably designed. Says Budic, “Halls and stairs are not just mere passing spaces but are able to hold their own with a unique character and function.” For example, the colors of the carpet runners on the upper landings are coordinated to the color schemes of the bedrooms they lead to. The master bedroom has a soft gray-blue design palette, so the landing carpet outside it is blue. “We are pulling you through the house,

A reading nook in the kids’ hallway is collaged with strips of the same wallpapers that are used in their bedrooms.

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CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PAGE: A novel sculptural

swing is the focal point of the fourth-floor family room, which opens to an expansive patio. The family room’s reproduction oak plank desk is big enough for the entire family to use. The walls of a small powder room wear colorful tiles and Trove’s picturesque Fuoco wallcovering.

but we are also teasing you,” explains D’Aquino. “The carpet colors give you a hint of what is to come in the next room or on the next floor.” Because the three children are so young, the homeowners wanted their bedrooms to be on the same floor as the master suite. In the hallway outside the kids’ rooms is a reading nook that is backed by a collage of wallpapers. “These are all strips of the same wallpapers we used in the children’s bedrooms,” says Greg Kahler, of

PHD: Paper Hanging and Design, in Lynn, Massachusetts. “I think it’s a really playful way of saying, ‘This is our space.’” If the family has a favorite spot, it has to be the new family room. The breezy room, which has broad sliders that open to a spacious outdoor patio, boasts a piano, work desks for the parents and the children, comfy furniture, a flat-screen television, lots of bookcases, and, best of all, a sculptural swing. The homeowners asked for a joyful, youthful design, and this room

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delivers. D’Aquino calls the swing “a floating daybed,” and reports that the family loves clambering into it. “It’s just fun.” Do the homeowners agree? The wife says, “I wanted a home that felt happy, calm, beautiful, elegant, and fun all at the same time. That was what we got. My sister described our home in a way I really like. She called it the perfect balance of glamour and Zen.”• Resources For more information about this home, see

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Sea Change In both architecture and interior design, a Nantucket home casts a new light on classic island style.

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French doors flanking an indooroutdoor fireplace open to a deck to ensure a strong connection between the living room and the outdoors. Armchairs swivel to provide comfortable viewing of the pool or, in another direction, the television. A two-tiered coffee table affords room for books, games, and puzzles.

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§ § § § § § § § § § It’s been said that too many cooks spoil the broth. But you’ll never hear that sentiment expressed when it comes to building a new house. Decisions pile up—and up and up. And all those details! It can seem, well, overwhelming. The more talent brought to bear, the better. A welloiled collaboration of experts, similar to the one that unfolded here, is worth a pirate’s treasure. Logistics can make creating an island home a bit of a challenge, but it’s all worth it. Islands are magical, and Nantucket is among the most enchanting of them all. Once the whaling capital of the world, it’s now a dream destination for world travelers. Cobblestone streets, roses scrambling everywhere, and water as far as the eye can see—there’s hardly a sweeter spot on Earth. When it comes to forging a Nantucket nest of your own, who better to call upon than the people who know it well? Interior designer Cynthia Hayes, head of an eponymous Rumford, Rhode Island, firm, has an intuitive grasp of the place. In addition to completing myriad island projects, she summered on Nantucket as a child and has family there. Still, this project was different: not only was her island-based brother Edward S. Toole of Altest Ventures the builder, her clients had a specific vision unique to the location. Rather than a traditional nautical theme, they were anticipating a slightly more sophisticated interior. And in lieu of blue and white, the go-to color marriage in these parts, the wife requested a generous dose of purple. With three active children in residence, anything fussy was verboten. A fine balance of chicness— reflective of the owner’s stylish aesthetic—and comfort to foster carefree summer living was clearly the answer. Hayes, along with her colleague Pamela Manchester, an interior designer based in Westport, Massachusetts, arrived on the scene when the couple’s four-bedroom house, designed by Matthew R. MacEachern, principal of Nantucket design firm Project Team

Emeritus Cynthia Hayes, Cynthia Hayes Interior Design, with Pamela Manchester, Manchester Interiors Architecture:

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Elisa H. Allen Builder: Edward S. Toole, Altest Ventures Landscape design: Mark Lombardi and Nathan Damian, Nantucket Heritage Landscapes Construction

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every corner of the house is awash with light, and windows embrace pool views or billowing hydrangeas morphing slowly with the season from azure to purply russet. As it turns out, the wife’s palette preferences also strengthen the in/out connection. Varying shades of gray, as alluring as an island fog, with just a spattering of heady lavender couldn’t be more Nantucketlike. It’s as if Mother Nature wafted through one misty morning, leaving behind a handful of the island’s famed Scotch heather. Subtle elements of black play an important role, too. “They’re little jolts, contrasts to the serenity,” Hayes says. Case in point? Jet-black kitchen stools, a black-framed hall print, and black metal legs on the living room’s Charles Stewart Seli ottomans. The last are the only interjections of color in the pale room, where a limestone hearth—minus excess adornment— serves as the focal point. The upholstered furnishings are the hue of sun-washed seashells, and the area rug is reminiscent of the shore. “It’s a textured linen—a mix of grays, ivory, white, and chocolate. It won’t show sand,” says Hayes. Although the home’s coffered ceilings and paneling are classic elements, MacEachern subtly nudges them toward modernity. The natural wooden beam he’s deftly integrated into the kitchen, for instance, is a counter to the high-polish finish of the room’s old-school millwork. “The rough beam lessens the formality and infuses the setting with a sense of casualness,” he says. Such mastering of details meant hours of fine-tuning. To further guarantee perfection, Nantucket-based architectural and design consultant Elisa H. Allen was also brought on board to ensure

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Emeritus, was still under construction. Having known each other for years, the two professionals often team up for large projects. In this case, they’re probably among the few people who remember the awkward cottage that previously claimed the site. Rather than raze the building, MacEachern skillfully reinterpreted it to serve as charming guest quarters. In tandem with a new pool house, the now-handsome cottage stands guard by an inviting swimming pool. “This outdoor living space is a critical part of the program,” MacEachern explains. “To maximize the southern exposure, we laid out a linear format. The kitchen and dining and living spaces all have a direct relationship to the pool area. There’s a strong fluidity between the interior and exterior.” Indeed,

Subtle elements of black play an important role. “They’re little jolts, contrasts to the serenity,” says interior designer Cynthia Hayes.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts, woodworker Scott Pacheco crafted the kitchen’s sawbuck table and bench. The latter is clad in vinyl for easy cleaning, and the pillows are dressed in a Galbraith & Paul fabric. FACING PAGE: Light gray floors—a riff on driftwood— knit kitchen, dining area, and living room together while boosting the home’s airiness.

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RIGHT: A sloped ceiling and paneling are classic New England touches— the perfect contrasts to the family room’s custom console and attention-getting artwork from Natural Curiosities. Below LEFT: Local photographer Daniel Sutherland’s work brings a bit of the island’s scenic landscape into the master bedroom. BELOW RIGHT: In addition to the poolside cottage, which has been reborn as guest quarters, and a pool house for equipment, the property also holds a separate garage with second-floor studio space.

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to hunker down with a book during a storm than amid the sofa’s fluffy pillows? As might be expected, the master bedroom fuses effortlessly with the other spaces. Sticking to their formula—gray with splashes of purple—and interjecting a dash of glamour, the designers convey sumptuousness without going over the top. An antique mirror with a silver finish from Made Goods serves as the posh headboard. The nightstand lamps are concrete with silver leaf. No doubt these shiny materials conjure thoughts of the nearby moonlit waves that lull the owners to sleep. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 218.

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each addition, from the appliances to the bath tile, remained in sync with the overall scheme. “I deal with the interior heartscape—hardware, countertops, fixtures, anything that’s permanent. It’s the stuff people don’t always notice,” Allen says modestly. With such a talented group of individuals focused on getting it right, it’s no wonder all the parts mesh beautifully. The open-plan kitchen and the living and dining areas spill seamlessly into one another, and each—despite its singular feel—complements the others. The living room’s brass and bronze floor lamp from Dwell Studios speaks to the Ziggy pendant, with its brass-plated interior finish, that lights the dining table, and also to the Armand metal pendant above the kitchen sink. Pops of texture—the woven fixture illuminating the cozy banquette, the rattan garden stool flanking the sofa, the wood legs on the sleek dining chairs—bring an extra layer of interest. Even the second-floor family room, with its eyecatching Worlds Away glass coffee table and versatile purple linen cubes, falls into step. What better place

The kitchen and dining and living spaces all have a direct relationship to the pool area.

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Twin Set A pair of cottages on one Cape Cod lot share more than just their good looks. They also share a sense of welcome that guarantees happy memories. 114  New England Home  march–april 2016

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Inspiration for the two nearly mirror-image homes came from classic Cape architecture, a lovely, private lakeside setting, and the idea that both would function as one family retreat.

È Text by Maria LaPiana È Photography by Eric Roth È Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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Cape Cod homes are fundamentally the same. They were designed and constructed with the same mission— fulfilling a Rhode Island couple’s wish to create a family compound. The houses, with nearly identical footprints, sit side-by-side, facades facing one another, front doors mere feet apart, sharing porches, walkways, and lawns on a lakeside lot just shy of two acres. Still, there are enough subtle differences between the two to create what one of the home’s architects describes as “a dialogue of sorts . . . a reflection.” The pair are in sync, not lockstep. And that’s just what the matriarch in this story had in mind. Her family had been vacationing on the Cape for years, and she remembers the pure enjoyment of childhood summers, sharing a house with siblings and cousins. “We called it a camp,” she says. “It became a family gathering place that was very important to us.” Her own children spent summers in her family’s “little house” on the Cape, but now they were grown and had children of their own. She was determined to keep the tradition alive.

THE two

Sited to face the lawn and lake, the houses connect to the outdoors—and each other—by way of multiple paths, porches, and patios. A pergola shelters the main walkway between the entry doors. FACING PAGE: A bright red door, twig chandelier, and compass rose create a welcoming vibe in the larger main house. 116  New England Home  march–april 2016

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“I wanted washable surfaces, fabrics You can touch. These had to be welcoming houses,” says Lazarus.

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She and her husband started honing their vision when they purchased the lakeside lot next door to their own summer place; she imagined “three mini houses” for their three children—the oldest, who visits often with his wife and two children, and two others who come less frequently. She reached out to Lyman Perry, a prominent Nantucket-based architect whose work she loved. Perry had designed noteworthy luxury commercial and residential projects for thirty years, and had been inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame. But he was thinking of retiring. So he called on a Newport, Rhode Island-based colleague, Paul Weber, to collaborate on the project. The men knew full well that three residences on the same lot were out of the question, and even two would be a challenge. Still, the wife insisted on togetherness and privacy. So the architects refined her basic concept, and drew up plans for the two dwellings that sit on the property today. The structures are like siblings themselves—from the same gene pool, but distinctive in the ways that complete a family. The “main house” (summer home to the older son and his wife and children) is slightly

Most of the furnishings in both houses were collected over time, some from previous residences, others from catalogs, says interior designer Barbara Lazarus. ABOVE: The main house family room was fashioned around neutral seating from Restoration Hardware. BELOW AND FACING PAGE: The kitchen and dining room are perfect examples of an intentionally casual mix of materials and styles. march–april 2016  New England Home 119

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larger, at 2,944 square feet. The guesthouse, at 2,423 square feet, is ideal for the occasional siblings or guests. The rooflines are the same; the fenestration is different. The floor plans are scaled down but similar, Project Team

Lyman Perry and Paul Weber Rogers & Marney Interior design: Barbara Lazarus Landscape design: Alan Abrahamson Architecture: Builder:

with one big exception: zoning prohibits two full kitchens on the same site, so they share the kitchen and dining room in the main house. Interior space is allocated differently on the second floors as well. The way the buildings are sited made all the difference. They’re close enough to share common rooms and just far enough apart to create a compelling visual pathway that frames the water view, a natural focal point. “It’s actually a fun, inventive approach,” says Weber, “because when you walk between them, you can go right or left or to the lake directly ahead.” The design does more than work within the param-

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eters of the property, says Perry. “It enhances your experience with the site.” Both credit landscape architect Al Abrahamson with maximizing the concept. “He was thoughtful in his approach to the unusual situation,” says Weber. Abrahamson designed the plantings and the hardscape, including the all-important space between the two buildings. A brick walkway with pergola helps define the area that both divides and connects the houses. The couple insisted on using builders they knew and admired: Rogers & Marney, of Osterville,

Massachusetts. The homes are in keeping with the vernacular architecture of the Cape, with their whitecedar shingles, white trim, and a strong indoor/ outdoor connection. “In the larger context they are Capes, with more massing,” explains Weber. There are covered porches at every turn; out back they step off onto a wide lawn leading down to the lake. The floor plans are open, allowing for flexible traffic patterns. Both homes have three bedrooms and three baths, and a separate den (the one in the main house is semicircular). The doors to both houses are a vivid red, just one bright idea attributed to Providence, Rhode Island, interior designer Barbara Lazarus. The couple had worked with Lazarus in the past and knew they wanted her in at the start of the project. Together

Comfort and a go-with-anything palette rule. Punches of color, exaggerated patterns, and touches of wood, rattan, and wicker jazz up the living room (left) and TV room (above) in the smaller guesthouse. The living room’s Balou lounge chair from JANUS et Cie is a favorite perch. march–april 2016  New England Home 121

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“We had to do two houses that had to work in unique ways on a fairly compact site. They had to share a connection but be different,” says Weber.

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Outdoor living is essential to the Cape experience, of course, and it’s celebrated in this family compound. Furnished with casual pieces from Restoration Hardware’s Leagrave collection, wide porches invite overflow guests, easy conversation, and kicking back.

they chose many of the interior finishes and artfully combined the furnishings. “There was a budget,” says Lazarus, “so they’re a mix of brand new—from catalogs, from Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel—and older pieces, even some from the wife’s mother’s house.” The decor in the main house has a more traditional look than that of the guesthouse, but both have a relaxed feel. Lazarus, who believes that ­“second homes should have some whimsy,” made sure of that. “I love the little wet bar in lacquered navy blue in the cottage,” she says by way of example. “It’s just so fun.” But comfort trumps all. “I wanted washable surfaces, fabrics you can touch. These had to be welcoming houses,” Lazarus says. From the broad stripes in the living room upholstery of the main house to the bright pink-and-green palette on the porches, Lazarus saw to it that “everything was as natural as possible. And as tough as possible.” Just another

challenge handled well by the team that worked on this unusual project. Says Weber, “We had to do two houses that had to work in unique ways on a fairly compact site. We wanted to give both buildings their own sense of identity. They had to share a connection but be different.” The owners say the strategy worked: siblings and guests share spaces comfortably and enjoy being together, but they have privacy when they want it. And of the overall experience of working with two architects, the wife says simply. “I liked the idea from day one. They both really understood how I felt about family.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 218.

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Outside the Box Conceived as a series of cubes of varying heights, this stunning modern home in suburban Boston is anything but conventional. Text by Lisa E. Harrison + Photography by Eric Roth

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Architect Stephanie Horowitz sited the house so that the living space opens up to the side yard to take advantage of the southern sun. The stunning modern design is a series of five varying-sized cubes arranged in a U-shape.

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he way architect Stephanie Horowitz, a principal at ZeroEnergy Design, remembers it, when she arrived at the two-acre site in Lexington, Massachusetts, there wasn’t much to it: a big grass field, a tennis court, one tree of interest, and a carriage house. While the house would meet its fate with a bulldozer, Horowitz and landscape architect Soren deNiord planned to work around the beautiful, sculptural pear tree. Not an easy task, but hardly a

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A small patio off the guest suite offers visitors a private area to take their morning coffee. FACING PAGE, TOP: The street facade highlights the modern layers of the house, each clad in its own material. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: One of the goals was to create an environmentally friendly house; in this vein, the solar panels installed on the roof help offset energy consumption.

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surprising decision for either, given that they share a common ethos rooted in sustainability and green design. DeNiord estimated the centrally located flowering tree, adjacent to the carriage house, at some sixty or seventy years old. Its location would factor into the overall circulation of the house, as well as the placement of the driveway. A week before they were to finalize the plans, a big storm rolled through, taking the tree with it— and sending Horowitz back to the drawing board. While the felled tree meant a lost connection to the past, it ultimately gave the designers more freedom. Freedom, especially in terms of defying convention, is, in fact, a hallmark of the property. The recently subdivided lot was once part of a larger estate with a classic brick colonial dwelling. Although the surrounding neighborhood dates back to the Minutemen, the new owners sought to break from tradition and build a decidedly modern house. The 4,400-square-foot, four-bedroom home may not resemble its neighbors, but Horowitz did take pains to ensure that the exterior material palette nods to the New England vernacular, opting for pine shiplap board siding, stucco, and fiber cement in muted tones. Keeping sustainProject Team

Stephanie Horowitz, ZeroEnergy Design Builder: Matthew Ayers, Aedi Construction Landscape architecture: Soren deNiord, Soren deNiord Design Studio Architecture:

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A modern L-shaped sofa perfectly complements the large corner windows, which nicely bridge outdoors and in. LEFT: The foyer is enclosed by sliding translucent glass panels that offer privacy, yet still let in plenty of natural light.

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There was a “thoughtfulness and attention to thinking through the project from start to finish,” says architect Horowitz, that included fixtures, interior details, and finishes.

The dining and living spaces are part of an open floor plan, but the steps down to the living area help to delineate and give each room a distinct feel. In the dining area, Mario Bellini’s injection-molded chairs surround a sleek but sturdy Henk Vos dining table.

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The sleek, open kitchen has a modern aesthetic that doesn’t trump functionality. FACING PAGE: A twenty-two-foot-wide sliding door seamlessly merges the kitchen and outdoor dining area. A retractable awning offers shade to both the outdoor dining space and kitchen.

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ability and durability in mind, there’s nothing to be painted, stained, or treated. “We want it to age gracefully,” Horowitz says. The job was right up the alley of builder Matthew Ayers, principal of the Waltham, Massachusetts-based company Aedi Construction, a firm noted for its commitment to green building practices. The architect also broke with convention when it came to siting the house. In order to capitalize on the southern sun and to foster the strong indoor-outdoor connection, the house opens wide to the side yard. To create privacy, Horowitz positioned the detached garage in such a way as to box in that side area. She sliced in half the existing tennis court, in the backyard, converting it into a play court that can be flooded for ice

skating when temperatures dip. Horowitz had to contend with the fact that, because Lexington has high groundwater, the house had to be elevated some five feet. To tie the structure to the landscape, she and deNiord integrated a system of terracing and steps for a seamless transition. The buildings form a series of five varying-size cubes that sit in a U-shape around the side yard. On the far left is the detached garage; moving right, there’s the attached garage, then the mudroom/laundry room; the last two cubes make up the main living quarters. The larger, two-story structure houses the entryway, kitchen, and dining area, with bedrooms above and a guest suite that juts off the back. The adjacent one-story

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structure, clad in fiber cement and glass, contains the living room. Above the living room is the master suite’s spacious roof deck. The stunning modern exterior foreshadows what’s to come inside. Horowitz credits the success of the overall project to the fact that the pros and their clients took a cohesive, big-picture approach to the design. There was a “thoughtfulness and attention to thinking through the

project from start to finish, not only from a highlevel design, but also fixtures, interior details, and finishes,” she says. In this vein, the interior is open and airy. Lots of windows let light in and create a strong indoor/outdoor connection. An open-concept plan allows a seamless transition between kitchen, dining room, and living spaces. Quartered red-oak floors throughout give the rooms a sense of continuity. Clean lines and a modern aesthetic define the kitchen, with sleek white laminate cabinets designed and constructed by Henrybuilt. Four LEM Piston stools line the far side of the large Caesarstone quartz-topped island. Horowtiz extended the floor plan to the outside by designing an elevated deck off the kitchen that’s accessed via a three-panel glass slider. A chic seating area makes this the perfect place to take summer meals. The kitchen flows into the dining room, which is anchored by a beautiful solid-wood table. Three steps lead down to the living room, where enormous windows flank an L-shaped seating area that faces a media center built into the wall that abuts the dining room. Custom roll-down window shades offer privacy and control glare when the family gathers to watch TV. Upstairs, the modern ethos continues. The master suite features an open concept layout. An open wall with access from either side of the platform bed separates the sleeping quarters from the bathroom. A floating vanity with dual sinks, a soaking tub, and an open shower give the bath a contemporary spa-like feel. “Aside from being a well-designed

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A sixteen-foot-wide skylight brings natural light directly into the basement and this lovely reading area. FACING PAGE: The passageway behind the kitchen features a large, built-in pantry. Stairs lead up to the bedrooms and down to a play area; a glass guardrail opens up the space and transmits natural light from the windows above.

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“Aside from being a well-designed home, it’s also a house that respects the environment and uses energy efficiently,” says Horowitz. “It’s got beauty and brains.”

home, it’s also a house that respects the environment and uses energy efficiently,” says Horowitz. “It’s got beauty and brains.” The latter includes everything from a high-performance building envelope and high-efficiency mechanical systems to a rooftop solar electric system and rainwater

catchment for irrigation. “We want to ensure that we’re designing a space that’s not only beautiful to live in, but is also a healthy place to live in,” the architect says. The landscape follows suit in terms of sustainability, with low maintenance, mostly native

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The master suite features a private roof deck and an open-concept bathroom with a concealed water closet. The bath area can be accessed from either end of the headboard wall.

plantings, and a durable hardscape; the terraces and walkways are bluestone, and the planters are poured-in-place concrete. Landscape architect deNiord says his primary goal was to introduce texture, seasonal color (flowering plants bring in a palette of purples and blues), and an edible

aspect; to fulfill the latter, he planted blueberries and serviceberries. His aesthetic, in keeping with the house, is decidedly modern. No visible nods to the past here. In fact, deNiord even forwent including a pear tree. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 218. march–april 2016  New England Home 137

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Special Focus: Landscape Design

Beauty In Bloom

In the city or suburbs, near a peaceful mountain lake or tucked on an island swept by salty air, gorgeous landscapes abound in New England. By Paula M. Bodah

Rocks of Ages The lakeside mountain retreat in western Maine seems to have sprung whole from its rocky site, but landscape architect Todd Richardson says the natural look didn’t come easily. Previous owners had significantly altered the site, flattening it and constructing retaining walls before building the house. Richardson’s primary aim was “stitching the

house back into its context,” he says. As architect Leslie Saul renovated the home, she and Richardson collaborated to integrate house and land, adding or enhancing entrances and exits for better flow. A stone wall across from the front entry was demolished. Now, the homeowners stroll across what looks like a country lane into a rocky outcropping so

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Todd Richardson, Richardson & Associates Landscape Architects ARCHITECT: Leslie Saul,

Leslie Saul & Associates LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: Gammon’s

Garden Center & Landscape Nursery SITE CONTRACTOR: Doug Wilson,

Trent Bell (3)

D.A. Wilson & Co.

natural it’s almost a surprise to find a built-in grill area, all ready for entertaining. More stone integrates the back deck, which overlooks the lake and is accessible from the living area or the master bedroom. In keeping with the natural look, plantings consist almost entirely of ferns that tuck in among the rocks as though they’ve grown there forever. march–april 2016  New England Home 139

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Stephanie Hubbard, SiteCreative POOL HOUSE ARCHITECT:

Treffle LaFleche, LDa Architecture & Interiors BUILDER: Jonathan Merz,


R.P. Marzilli & Company

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Charles Mayer (3)

Meadow Lark The owners of this Concord, Massachusetts, prop­ erty wanted a pool area that seemed to settle ­naturally into the pastoral landscape around the fiveacre lot. Landscape architect Stephanie Hubbard and architect Treffle LaFleche fostered the link to nature by siting the pool and pool house at an elevated corner of the lot. Where the ground slopes gently away from the native bluestone walkway around the pool, Hubbard built on the connection with a lush swath of meadowlike plantings of tufted hairgrass along

with mounding cranesbill, feathery liatris, and coneflowers, all in purple hues. She reclaimed much of the lawn beyond, turning it into a seeded meadow. A grove of sweetbay magnolia and more cranesbill and liatris border the pool’s opposite side. A stone wall creates a pretty backdrop to a seating area and joins the pool house to the landscape. The connection to the environment is more than just visual: several copper chains guide rainwater from the pool-house roof into a groundwater recharge system. march–april 2016  New England Home 141

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Traditional architecture doesn’t necessarily call for traditional landscaping, as this Martha’s Vineyard home proves. Landscape designer Jonathan Keep’s clients wanted to turn an existing series of small, detailed gardens into a pool and play area with plenty of space for their four active children. To give them the cleaner, more modern look they wanted while being respectful of the buildings’ architecture, Keep conceived a plan that beautifully marries old and new. The guesthouse, which now has an open-air changing

room and shower, makes a charming backdrop to a pool whose gray granite, two-step, split-face surround can be interpreted as either traditional or contemporary, Keep says. Hedges of Rose of Sharon, a plant that thrives in sandy island soil, offer summery white blooms. A granite walkway bordered with annuals in vibrant reds and purples runs along the east side of the pool, connecting the houses. And, just for fun, three retractable fountains along the pool’s west side can be activated for an elegant water feature.

Gilbert Jacobs (3)

Best of Both Worlds

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Jonathan Keep, Jonathan Keep Landscape Designers ARCHITECT: David Stern,


Fred Fournier, Landscope Landscape Construction POOL CONTRACTOR:

Tekomah Goggins, Atlantic Pool

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Matthew Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design ARCHITECT: Anmahian Winton


Lucyk Landscape Construction

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A Little Piece of paradise

Matthew Cunningham (6)

The house is sleek, contemporary, and hip. The one-third acre lot sits in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The modern house and urban location suit the homeowners, but when it came to the yard, they wanted a more rural vibe, one that reminded them of their summer home in Maine. In front, landscape architect Matthew Cunningham created a welcoming walkway of stepping stones and mosses in a pattern that echoes the horizontal geometry of the house. Trees, ferns, and low-growing flowering perennials add to the woodland feel. In back, Cunningham dealt with a fairly steep grade change by adding a stepped stone terrace that leads to a wide, shallow stairway of stone and grass. In the interests of sustainability, Cunningham used reclaimed stone for all the paving granite. Because the homeowners head north for the summer, Cunningham employed plantings that are at their showiest in spring and fall. Massive drifts of white astilbe cascade down the terrace, and at the property’s edge stand trees that glow golden and orange come autumn.

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It’s all about family in this Duxbury, Massachusetts, backyard, where the homeowners welcome their grown children and grandchildren for frequent poolside gatherings. Grownups can relax in the spa while keeping a close eye on children frolicking in the pool or playing on its grass surround. A broad terrace with a generous grilling area and several seating areas offers plenty of space for entertaining. Masses of hydrangeas mixed with dogwoods and backed by

mature arborvitaes provide spectacular white blossoms all summer long, while easy-care Knock Out roses and pennisetum grasses offer additional color, shape, and texture. The whole area is enclosed with a charming antique stone and unstained-cedar picket fence. The stone helps protect the plantings from the wind, notes landscape designer James Douthit, while the pickets—besides looking pretty—let lounging guests soak up the lovely harbor view.

Charles Mayer (3)

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The Goal: To create a kitchen that blends with the beautiful lake view while allowing the lake to stand as a focal point. The clients entertain a lot, so the kitchen had to be flexible. It had to function well for two cooks and scale for many. Plenty of storage was necessary, as well, for a sizable collection of dishes, glasses, and pots and pans.

The Elements: The thoughtful layout provides day-to-day functionality with an island workstation, complete with cooktop and small sink and dishwasher, perfect for one or two chefs. Elsewhere, a larger sink, full-size dishwasher, and abundant countertops mean guests can help out, too. A circular countertop seating area encourages people to gather. As the kitchen spills into the dining and living space, glass-front cabinetry and an Iroko wood countertop create a lovely china cabinet. The understated but eye-catching range hood is accented with laser-cut mosaic stone in a blue that complements the cabinetry’s soft taupe hue. Fantasy Brown granite countertops have a flowing pattern that suggests sand on a beach.

The Summary: The kitchen looks beautiful, and functions equally well for two or twenty. Life is lovely and easy in this kitchen on the lake!

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The Starting Point: Originally built in the 1820s, this Greek Revival home was in bad repair with no updates. In addition to upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms, there were many architectural elements that needed to be matched and preserved, including such prominent features as the massive fluted portico columns and their Ionic capitals. The capable woodworkers and fully equipped shop of Kevin Cradock Builders were essential to the successful completion of this project.

The Challenge: Making this 190-year-old home ready for life in the 21st century required the replacement of all mechanical systems, while maintaining original details, proportions, and style. A particular challenge was the design and fabrication of the 18-foot mahogany island, providing a grand centerpiece on a modern scale while maintaining the kitchen’s traditional character.

The Turning Point: During the course of the project, the decision was made to relocate and expand the cupola and build a roof deck. This dramatically improved the exterior appearance of the home while also providing an opportunity for the carpenters of Kevin Cradock Builders to craft an extension to the home’s graceful elliptical stair. The resulting hand-carved mahogany rail meets modern codes while seamlessly blending with the original.

The Summary: The scope of this project encompassed all aspects of traditional carpentry and woodworking, while also requiring creativity and innovation in the use of contemporary building methods and materials. The owners are delighted with the livability of their renovated home and it has been featured in Design New England magazine. A constant refrain is the successful blending of old and new: This intersection is where Kevin Cradock Builders thrives.


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The Starting Point: Originally built in the early 1900s, the home, with its lakefront setting, offered exceptional possibilities, but the house needed to be expanded to suit the homeowners’ current lifestyle and serve as their weekend retreat. Two neighboring parcels were acquired, and Meyer & Meyer, Inc. collaborated with Pressley Associates, Inc. to achieve a lakeside manor that feels like a Newport estate.

The Challenge: The design challenge was that the front of the house and the back of the house needed to be perceived equally, but differently. The front, street side of the house, is quiet and discreetly tucked into the neighborhood. The lakeside, back view is extraordinarily prominent, especially from across the lake. All interior floor levels offer spectacular water views.

The Elements: Few houses demonstrate the skill of modern-day craftsmen with such charm and grace. Quality materials, such as limestone, carved timbers, copper, and slate, combined with stone foundations and triple-pane windows, provide the new owners with worry-free maintenance. The property boasts formal English gardens complete with an underground tunnel leading to a wine grotto.

The Summary: The magnitude of this project was unique and the home was recently featured in Architectural Digest and on the cover of Period Homes. Meyer & Meyer, Inc. enthusiastically brings its creative talents to projects of all sizes and scopes, from the simple to the grand.



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L a u ra M ey er

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The Goal: This young, hip California couple wanted a contemporary space with a warm feel in a traditional Beacon Hill neighborhood. To achieve this, Newton Kitchens & Design combined white, high-gloss upper cabinetry with a textured woodpatterned base cabinet. Rich rosewood tones on the dry bar complete the marriage.

The Challenge: It was important to our clients that the island top be seamless. Because the kitchen is on the third floor with very narrow stairways, a crane had to be used to bring the countertop in through the kitchen window.

The Must-Haves: Storage was key. Tall pantry cabinets were built into an existing closet off the kitchen. On one side of the island are a sink, a microwave drawer, a dishwasher, and a bank of drawers. Built into the other side, below the bar overhang, are three full-height, 12-inch-deep hidden cabinets.


P ierre M atta

Newton Kitchens & Design 244 Needham Street Newton, MA 02464 (617) 559-0003

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The Goal: Patrick Ahearn’s goal and primary objective was to transform this cavernous and asymmetrical home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, into a grand summer cottage. Historically motivated by New England architecture from the 1920s, he kept with the original character of the home.

The Solution: The addition of the portico and the second gambrel element introduced an implied symmetry and helped to frame the front entrance, which previously looked like a service entrance. Partially hidden from view, the addition on the left was set back so as not to distract from the original character and scale of the home. The formerly indoor-oriented home was reorganized to create a new spine of rooms that flow smoothly one to the other and are all positioned to take advantage of the beautiful vistas of Nantucket Sound.

The Result: The overall square footage of the home grew more than 50 percent, while maintaining the spirit and charm of the original home. In 2014, this home sold for $13 million, earning the spot as the number-one luxury home sale in Massachusetts.

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The Challenge: The renovation of this brownstone revealed an unwelcome surprise. Historically, these residences were built with brick walls, three rows deep. In this case, however, Sea-Dar discovered only two rows, which had separated. This created a dangerous situation that required Sea-Dar to reinforce the walls and stitch the rows back together without disrupting the neighboring properties.

The Must-Have: A new, glass-paneled staircase was designed to replace the existing stair that extended five floors. Topped with a retractable skylight headhouse on the roof deck, the glass staircase is a focal point of the residence. To implement this new feature in the home, Sea-Dar reinforced the existing stairs to support the added weight of the glass panels.

The Summary: Beautifully designed and furnished, the five-story, 4,000-square-foot brownstone has a street level kitchen with a wall of glass that blends indoors with outdoors, a master suite with a huge fully custom closet, a children’s level with two bedrooms and a shared bath, a guest suite with a family room, and a private roof deck with impeccable views of the Boston skyline.


Sea-Dar Construction 46 Waltham St. 4A Boston, MA 02118 Boston | Cape Cod | New York

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The Challenge: Developing a property on one of the country’s most beautiful and bucolic locations and respecting the natural landscape and historic guidelines of the island is a designer’s dream and a tremendous challenge. Meeting the program goals of development with sensitivity to the environment was critical.

The Vision: The proposed residential property was intended to provide the quintessential family getaway with amenities such as pool, pool house, guesthouse, tennis court, ample parking, areas for outdoor gatherings, putting green, and gardens.

The Design Summary: The pool and pool house were sited and designed to have minimal impact on the spectacular ocean views from the residence. The classic pool and elevated spa provide ample functionality for family and guests, and blend seamlessly with the natural vegetation. The fencing creatively disappears so as to have minimal visual impact. The path by the putting green to the beach is a natural combination of a wooden boardwalk and lawn paths amidst native plantings. Productive cutting gardens are located in close proximity to the house for convenience and maximum enjoyment. A tennis court is nestled into the topography and screened with typical Nantucket hedging. The main drive, access to the guest house, and parking areas are constructed with a natural stone with sweeping curves of cobblestone edges and banding. Colorful summer plantings and lighting were incorporated to maximize the family’s enjoyment.


740 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA (978) 443-3638

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The Goal: First, we wanted the house not to feel like new construction; second, we wanted to create a usable, inviting living space.


The Challenges: The limited space, along with the stark appearance at the back of the house, created several challenges. Existing plantings were lacking and left this area sparse and unwelcoming when it came to outdoor enjoyment.

The Solutions:

J i m D o u thi t

129 Boston Post Road Wayland, MA 01778 (508) 358-4500

As part of the new look, we created a boulder wall that enhances a leftover slope from the construction of the house. We raised the grade, lending space for both the new pool and additional lawn area. Once the patio was expanded, we added stonewalls and lush plantings to further soften the area, creating the final step from house to home.

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The Challenges: Where do we start? First, there was the existing, industrial-grade metal spiral stairway in a location that couldn’t change. Add to that a constricted opening for access to the roof and private deck that allowed almost no room to perform the necessary work. Finally, the limitations of a job site atop a six-story building.

The Solution: Arrange to have the new, dark-walnut staircase, contained within curved glass sides, constructed off site. Working within the confines of the limited opening for the stairs, remove the old treads to make way for the new. Finally, gently maneuver and deliver by crane the wrapped package containing the sculpture that now functions as a staircase.

Michael J. Lee

Al Mallette


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The Backstory: This Shingle style carriage house was ramshackle. Horses took their toll early on and, more recently, misconceived accommodations for an RV left the building disfigured. Fortunately, the homeowners saw a quirky old building worthy of salvation. Vehicle storage was paramount for the family, so storage for four cars led our design. They also wanted a gym, gameroom and a private retreat for guests.

The Strategy: The original carriage house was our inspiration. We shunned symmetry, curved the rooflines to express the skin-like character of wood-shingled walls, and organized the windows for lively facades. To avoid an overbearing wall of garage doors we designed an ell for the two new bays. Its low roofline diminishes its scale and provides cover for arriving guests.





F r an k S h ir le y

Frank Shirley Architects 40 Pearl Street Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 547-3355

The Elements: We blended present and past throughout, rewiring old lights and reusing the barn door hardware. We salvaged wood from the original horse stalls for wainscoting. New items, such as belt-driven fans and bronze exterior strap hinges, were selected for timeless appeal and durability. This carriage house will stand proud another century, probably longer.

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The Goal: The goal of the project was to transform a traditional 1,500-square-foot condominium within a brick two-family home in Brookline. Built in 1929, the space needed an overhaul to reflect the modern taste of the homeowners.

The Challenge: BEFORE

The challenge was to transform the condominium from a chopped-up space with small rooms, poor lighting, and restrictive flow into a more open floor plan with cleaner lines and visual appeal.

The Elements:

D av id C o h en

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

Among the many elements that helped us to achieve the goal was opening up the existing back wall and installing a 16-foot-long accordion door. The oversized opening connects the deck to the inside living space and allows people to pass freely between the inside and outside.

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The Starting Point: “Good bones” defined this historic Cambridge condo. Architectural mistakes from back in the 1970s overshadowed the timeless tall ceilings and natural light. The eat-in kitchen was the worst offender, with inefficient cabinets, outdated appliances, and mismatched window styles. Topping it off was a massive floating coat closet that cut the space in half, completely interrupting the flow of the entire apartment.

The Must Haves: After the floating closet was ceremoniously felled in a demolition-themed party, the kitchen wall became the apartment’s centerpiece, both functionally and visually. A hood vent and antiqued-mirror tile anchor the wall, balanced by a soft-hued paneled refrigerator and pantry. The prominent island shines with sturdy White Rhino marble and a brass-faucet sink.

A Space Well-Lived: Keeping spaces useful, airy, and calm are our top priorities. From the kitchen, the owners keep an eye on their young son and have plenty of room to prepare meals and store leftovers. A light color palette, new moldings, and tucked-away appliances let the room breathe and allow the pendant lights to make a statement.






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Stephen Prudhomme

The Summary: The owners of a South End brownstone came to MDLA looking for a creative solution for their underutilized twenty-by-twenty-foot rear courtyard space. They wanted a contemporary urban oasis that could be used for entertaining and nightly family dinner. The new space would be an extension of their interior living areas, delivering dramatic views outward, especially at night. Staying within their budget was critical.


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Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture LLC 84 H Street #2 • Boston, MA 02127 (203) 592-4788

The Final Result: Existing wood fencing was reinforced and covered with two-by-two western red cedar slats. Slats were placed with extreme attention to detail to ensure that horizontal and vertical joint alignment (as well as screw heads) were plumb, level, and square. Fence sections were placed in equal panels to avoid staggered jointing. Existing decking was removed and replaced with oversized bluestone paving, leaving an “eroded edge” for a small planting area and an existing Japanese maple tree. The space comes to life at night with LED uplighting throughout. Special Marketing Section 171

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The Goal: Transform an outdated Back Bay master bathroom into a space that challenges the status quo.

The Challenge: To reconfigure the space to be open, functional, and light, with an emphasis placed on the fine points of the room. Once the space was gutted, we repositioned and enlarged the shower, added storage, radiant heat, and a larger vanity. We switched out the entrance door for a pocket door and set the tone of the room with a sculptural soaking tub placed against a custom paneled wall. Dramatic walnut accents to counter the soft white millwork and a custom mosaic floor of Thassos and Calacatta marble finish the look. Simple. Modern. Classic.

The End Result: The project was an exercise in restraint and control that resulted in a striking yet understated, architecturally rich private space.

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Nicole Hogarty

Nicole Hogarty Designs 580 Harrison Ave., Suite 447 Boston, MA 02118 (617) 849-8551

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The Challenge: BEFORE

The large family room has a cathedral ceiling and abundant windows, but the dark paneling, rough plaster, and builder’s-grade trim didn’t match the beautiful detail in the rest of the house. Outdated furniture and accessories as well as poor lighting made the room uninviting.

The Goal: Create an elegant, comfortable space with character and warmth for family activities and informal entertaining. The new homeowner planned to incorporate her art and antiques but wanted a contemporary edge to the design.

The Details:

Warm, Gracious Elegance for Contemporary Lifestyles


Rebecca Wilson RW Interiors (781) 449-7407

New trim, Brazilian cherry floors, and a neutral shade of paint give the room character. Recessed lighting provides general illumination, and brass lamps add intimacy. The sleek sofa offers plenty of seating, while drum tables add texture and flexibility. The antique mirror brightens a dark corner, and white shades and sheer panels accentuate the windows. We added cheerful accents of orange, the homeowner’s favorite color, and heirloom and contemporary art that reflect her Louisiana heritage. Special Marketing Section 173

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The Challenge: A family with young children had a problem with the central living area of their contemporary home. Despite a fireplace, a connection to the kitchen, cathedral ceilings, and a balcony, the space felt cold and austere. As a result, no one enjoyed spending time there.

The Execution: We reduced the two-story expanse to a more human scale by adding wainscoting to the walls at the first-floor level, providing a warm color contrast with the white airiness above. The fireplace was enhanced with stone and weathered barn board to provide texture and add drama. Removing a half-wall encouraged family interaction between the breakfast nook and the lounging area.


The Results:

S a l ly D e G a n

SpaceCraft Architecture 5 Raymond Street Lexington, MA 02421 (781) 674-2100

The texture and natural materials envelop the family at their “living level.” Rather than scattering to separate rooms, the kids now hang out together in the main living area, making it the focal point of the house. Architecture can influence family dynamics!

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Five Questions Robert W. Ogle, Historic New England’s team leader for Preservation Services, explains how knowledge of the past can help inspire and inform the future.

are very knowledgeable about history and architecture. Our historical-homeowners membership category gives members access to us pretty much on call. For example, one of my staff is an expert on historic paint, so we get a lot of callers asking about the appropriate palette to paint a house on the interior or exterior. These are members who want to do something that would be sensitive to the history of their house, including its design, craftsmanship, and materials.

What is the greatest challenge you face in preserving New England’s past?

Education is an issue. There are still a lot of misperceptions about what preservation is about. If you ask ten people on the street, “What is historic preservation?” most will look at it as almost a punitive effort regarding restricting property rights and those kinds of things. But it’s really the complete opposite of that. For example, people might believe that having a historic designation on a house will inhibit market or resale value of the property. But there are many economic-impact studies that show that properties in historic districts or historic neighborhoods outperform those in other neighborhoods.

Have you had a personal connection with preservation? What got you interested in the topic?

I like to say I was born with the history gene. I’ve always had this interest in the past. In addition to my work here at Historic New England, I have helped preserve my own personal residences as well as investment properties. I have learned that having knowledge of our past helps us to shape our future. I think that, in a preservation context, really understanding how buildings were designed and how they were assembled and crafted can inform us about how to deal with them going into the future. Also, we are constantly rediscovering that the way things were done in the past can actually have application in today’s market, such as orienting a house to take advantage of the natural environment.

How do you describe Historic New England’s mission?

So people contact you for help with preservation issues?

Historic New England has been around since 1910, and has quite a history of collecting buildings. We’ve assembled a lot of knowledge about buildings and landscapes and objects. We own and maintain thirty-six properties and have more than 100,000 objects in our material culture collections. We do a lot of educational programming and have formal archives, which include books and ephemera having to do with New England life over the past 400 years. My department, Preservation Services, takes our collective knowledge and extends it to the public.

Exactly. They may be a young couple looking to buy an older home or folks who

It is a huge problem; probably the largest problem facing preservation. Even though there is a great demand for designers, contractors, and tradesmen who have been trained to work on historic buildings, there is a big shortage. The U.S. Department of Labor doesn’t even have a classification for tradespeople who work with historic buildings. And this isn’t only a domestic problem; it is a worldwide problem. There are only a few schools that offer an applied, hands-on component of preservation. Most schools teach only what we call the “soft side” of preservation, such as architectural history, planning, design, and so on. The irony is that for qualified professionals and skilled laborers who do have these hands-on preservation, rehabilitation, and construction skills, their pipeline of potential work is endless.” INTERVIEW BY ROBERT KIENER

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“Urban construction can pose special challenges because you are often working within the confines of a high-rise building. Our client wanted a traditional bathroom with a freestanding tub as its focal point. Claw-footed tubs combined with concrete slab construction are tricky, since you can’t change the location of the drain or the pipes. We figured out a way to position the tub to take advantage of the views without major plumbing changes.”

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“It doesn’t get more complicated than this amenity-packed shower, complete with multiple showerheads, fans, and lighting. We were faced with accommodating glass tiles of various sizes and thicknesses, dual sets of controls, and water supplies at both ends, as well as the constraint of working within the existing room structure. Precise coordination with all of the people and companies involved allowed us to pull off this symmetrical challenge, delivering framing, plumbing, and complex tile- and stonework that are all flush and perfectly aligned.”

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“We were tasked with building a large house on the coast in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The site was one big rock, and we had to do a foundation on top of it. How to keep the house from looking like it was perched high above the landscape? We stepped the footings, drilling and pinning to the ledge stone, then formed, poured, and waterproofed everything to allow as much level ‘basement’ space as possible for utilities. The result is a home beautifully grounded in its stony surroundings.”

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A subtle network of related hues, forms, and textures gives this stately Back Bay dining room its elegant, yet quietly comfortable, ambience.

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2. Soft blues in the chair upholstery and David Kidd’s acrylic-on-canvas painting Morning Rain enliven an overall color scheme of muted creams and silvery grays.

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hese are the best of times and the worst of times for design, architecture, and building in New England. On the positive side, Realtor. com predicts that Boston will be the numberone choice for New England’s empty-nesters in 2016. And at New England Home’s networking parties, the typical dialogue between the area’s design professionals goes something like this: “How’s it going?” “We’re flat out, how about you?” “Crazy!” On the negative side, some studies show that construction debris makes up half of all waste in this country. New precision building technologies exist to reduce waste and construction time, but, alas, they often go unused. We’d all like to have our dream home—in the city, the suburbs, or in some blessedly peaceful rural or coastal spot— but don’t we all want to do so with minimum impact on our environment? How and where does one begin?

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whose Climate Creatives firm (formerly the Energy Necklace Project) addresses the perils of climate change. “I try to encourage people to take incremental actions that lead to

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opportunities, and now a newer option, B/A/D (Builders, Architects, Designers) Talks, takes the idea a step further. John Kilfoyle, of United Marble Fabricators, and Paul Reidt and Linda Kochman, of Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers, teamed up in 2013 to form B/A/D. “We wanted to create a setting that was more meaningful,” says Kilfoyle, about the sessions, which are moderated by New England Home editor-in-chief Kyle Hoepner. “In trade groups there’s often someone trying to sell something, or getting a plug,” Kilfoyle explains. “B/A/D is more along the lines of the TED Talks model, without any commercial considerations. We view these talks as becoming more of a necessity than a luxury, because different disciplines need to collaborate more than ever before; a fully defined team needs to be there at the start of a project, not assembled at the last minute.” Seventy-two people showed up at the Boston Design Center for the October session, where architect Doreve Nicholaeff, designer Liz Caan, builder Kevin Lagasse, and landscape

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large changes when everyone does them. It’s a myth that the problem is just too big and that what you do doesn’t matter.” For example, she says, an Energy Department study showed that in 2012, Americans saved $675 million in energy costs by switching from traditional lightbulbs to LEDs. Maybe you’ve seen fish icons stuck to the sides of buildings around town. That’s Israel’s Rising Tides/Rising Waters initiative, showing how sea levels and storm waters are projected to rise over time. “Using the buildings as a measuring tool gives people an idea Israel of context and scale they can relate to,” says Israel, who recalls homeowners in Provincetown, Massachusetts, dropping a dime on her, because they were afraid her fish icons would adversely affect property values.

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being tethered to a particular spot, like in front of the TV or at the kitchen table. “I just completed a formal living room for a lovely family in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts,” recalls Fraser about this in-home migration caused by technology. “Their main concern was that the room, while formal, be useful, comfortable, and inviting. The space was dark and in need of adequate lighting. Walls painted sky-blue gave a dreary feel to the space, which has a northern exposure. The furniture handed down from relatives was stiff, uncomfortable, and not at all inviting. Window treatments covered up any outside light. The question these clients faced for several years was, ‘Why invest in a space that is only there to look pretty?’ Now the husband and wife, with laptop and coffee in hand, enjoy comfy and stylish lounge chairs on FRASER days when they work from home. It is a space where the children do homework or even watch a movie with no more than the iPads on their laps. “I received a thank-you note from the wife, saying, “Thank you so much. We love our new living room! And by the way, my husband literally has not left the space since you completed it!” /// With all this roaming around in real

and cyber-space, do floor plans themselves require a reappraisal? Are we truly entertaining other healthier, more efficient, and humane building options, ones that don’t go on producing 50 percent of the waste in U.S. landfills? If we are committed as designers, architects, and builders to giving clients what they want, and that happens to be a West Coast bungalow shoe-horned into a New England colonial, are we to push back? Surely, pressing topics such as professional pride, construction best practices, climate consciousness, and the coming waves of urban migration are ripe for some B/A/D discussions—and some serious soul-searching. Meanwhile, let us welcome these best and worst of times with all the energy, talent, and humanity we can muster. •

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she opened her Gloucester, Massachusetts, storefront. Maver also hosts pop-up art events at the East Main Street shop, inviting area artists to display their work on the weekends.

Massachusetts, has a new option for those who crave a little something to spark up the home. DesignTatiana Dillen and ers Tatiana Joan Grady Dillen and Joan Grady, partners in Dillen-Grady, have opened Harbor Home, a boutique and design studio. Along with products from Visual Comfort Lighting; designer fabrics such as Perennials, China Seas, and Clarence House; Carvers Guild mirrors; upholstery and rugs; and custom lampshades and pillows, the shop also features local art and home accessories and gifts.

felt an instant connection with Mahmud and Hasan Jafri, of Dover Rug & Home. “I knew we would one day work together in a big way,” Haydel says. The beautiful result of their collaboration can be seen in Dover’s new line of hand-knotted silk-and-wool rugs designed by Haydel. His youth spent in New Orleans inspired Haydel’s designs, which aim to capture the exuberant spirit of the city during Mardi Gras. (For a peek at two of the new rugs, turn to page 206.)

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love the smell of places where flowers, plants, and rich, loamy soil are in evidence will find Lyndsay Maver’s new shop, Lynzarium’s Plant Shack, feels more like an oasis. Maver, an interior designer who works with Boston’s Jill Goldberg, started creating the terrariums she calls Lynzariums five years ago, selling to stores (including Goldberg’s shop, ­Hudson) and making them for weddings and other events. When she grew out of the workspace in her parents’ basement,

firm MJ Berries, greeted 2016 with lots of changes, including a new Houzz website and a Facebook page. What’s more, the company now has a shop at its 562 Tremont St. address in the South End, offering the sorts of unique, quirky, and beautiful furniture, art, and home accents that Hattaway and his team incorporate in their design projects.

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adding to his coast-to-coast travel schedule this year. As a brand ambassador for Robert Allen, Favreau plans to make appearances at design events across the country. He’ll be sharing his wealth of experience, offering designers tips and tricks on everything from designing on a deadline to creating custom furniture pieces. » The SOWA district in Boston welcomes

Venegas and Company to the neighborhood. The kitchen-design business is slated to open its new Harrison Avenue showroom in late March. Donna Venegas, principal, is delighted about the company’s new 5,000-square- foot studio and showVenegas room, which will showcase the latest in custom cabinetry, hardware, and finishes.

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Out and about in celebration of design and architecture in New England

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tenth anniversary with a celebration at the Algonquin Club in Boston. The organization, which is dedicated to advancing the classic tradition of architecture, urbanism, and their allied arts, toasted the successes of the past decade while looking forward to exciting programs in 2016 and beyond.

with Dean and Betsy Lahikainen (3) Eric Roth and Aaron Helfand (4) Eric Daum, Sheldon Kostelecky, and Kahlil Hamady (5) Jason and Lisa Harris with Susanne Csongor (6) David

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New England chapter enjoyed a night of celebration at the Sip & See event at the beautiful Cosentino Center in Canton, Massachusetts. The group enjoyed cocktails and small bites, a caricature artist, and channeling their inner celebrity while mugging for the camera in front of a step-and-repeat. It wasn’t just fun and games—the group also learned about the latest color launches from Cosentino’s Dekton line.

(1) Wendy and Robert Reifeiss (2) Fun in front of the step-andrepeat (3) Viewing the amazing

selection of stone at Cosentino (4) Jennifer LaTouche, David Annand, and Nancy Souza (5) Linda Baldwin, Toni Campbell, and Merry Tsonos-LeClerc (6) Lynda Onthank, Eric Haydel, and Jill Janasiewicz (7) Justin Havalotti and Ted Lochner compare caricatures

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Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, at the Currier Museum of Art through May 15

March 7 Join William Friedman, PhD, Arnold Arboretum’s director and a professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University, as he shares his infectious enthusiasm for plants. Friedman will recount some of the many experiences and observations he has made documenting and photographing the Arnold Arboretum’s plant species. Boston, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., free, advance registration required, (617) 384-5277, Axelle Galerie

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

Ongoing A trip to New England’s largest public display of indoor gardens may be just the thing to beat the end-of-winter blues. Roger Williams Park Botanical Center encompasses more than 12,000 square feet within its two greenhouses, and showcases 150 species of plants and cultivars. Go for a visit and soak up the warmth and beauty with the realization that true spring is right around the corner. Providence, open Tuesday–­ Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., (401) 785-9450, Camellia Blooming Season at the Lyman Estate

Through March 14 Take a mini tropical vacation without leaving New England; visit the 19th-­ century camellia house, part of the Lyman Estate greenhouses, where the century-old trees will be in full blossom. Orchids, sweet olives, citrus, and clivia will also be in bloom. Visitors can purchase plants propagated from the estate’s plants. 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; free. Lyman Estate Greenhouses, Waltham, Mass., (781) 891-1985,

Fashionistas take note: Currier Museum of Art presents an exhibit that explores the 300-year history of our favorite shoes. Part art, part fashion, and part architectural marvels, high heels have a place in our hearts and closets. The exhibit will feature 50 pairs of historic high heels culled from the Brooklyn Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, along with six films that discuss what makes high heels so fascinating. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H., (603) 669-6144, Swagged and Poufed: The Upholstered Body in the Late 19th Century and Today

Through July 3 The lush and exuberant clothing on view in Swagged and Poufed illustrates the materials and designs of the late 19th century, and demonstrates their influence on contemporary designers such as Dior, Kenzo Takada, and Gianfranco Ferré. RISD Museum, Providence, (401) 454-6500, Robert Paul Galleries

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March 12 View Boston’s historic Otis House through the lens of 18th- and 19thcentury women’s history. The home’s rich past as a host to an array of remarkable women, from a powerful political wife to a holistic physician, will be examined. Otis House, Boston, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., $7 Historic New England members, $15 non-members, (617) 227-3956, ­ Boston Flower and Garden Show

March 16–20 In keeping with the theme “Nurtured by Nature,” the show will explore how we care for and grow our gardens and how they nurture us in return. A robust series of lectures and demonstrations covers everything from the secrets of spring bulbs to cultivating your own unique garden style. This family-friendly event has activities for all ages. March 16 and 17, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., March 18 and 19, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., March 20,

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Through March 20 This exhibition explores the region’s rich history in modern design. Boston’s western suburbs were a hotbed of modernism from the 1930s to the 1960s, as architects like Walter Gropius and Carl Koch experimented with pared-down forms. A series of events will complement the exhibit. Concord Museum, Concord, Mass., (978) 369-9763, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

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Film screening Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture March 4 The Boston Society of Architects continues its intriguing film series at the BSA Space with a movie featuring the life and work of Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. 6 p.m.–8 p.m, Boston, $12 general admission, $8 members, (617) 391-4000,

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Boston Design Week March 30–April 10 This twelve-day citywide design festival returns for a third year, and will once again feature a wide array of programs and events celebrating design. Events occur throughout the city and Greater Boston, and will range from discussions on building and home remodeling to celebrating women in woodworking. Visit for the expansive schedule of offerings. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; adults $20, seniors $17, children $10. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, (800) 258-8912, ­ Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit Program Pot Herbs and Sallets: Cooking with Green Stuff in Early America

March 27 Learn about America’s culinary history through the examination of herbs and greens in the early American diet with food historian Sandy Oliver. Oliver is a freelance food writer for regional papers and magazines and the author of several books including, most recently, Maine

Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Downeast Kitchens. 7 p.m.; $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, N.H.; to register call Rie Sluder at (603) 642-7034, ­

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This two-day conference brings together graduate students, architects, developers, planners, preservationists, and public officials in conversations about the role historic preservation plays in the future of cities. The conference, part of the biannual Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation series, is organized by Historic New England and the Boston University Initiative on Cities, Preservation Studies Program, and American and New England Studies Program—Graduate Student Association. $95 general admission, $45 students. Boston University Photonics Center, Boston, (617) 227-3956, Growing Plants from Seeds

April 2 Jack Alexander, Arnold Arboretum’s expert propagator, will teach you how to grow all types of plants from seeds and send you home with a selection of seeds ready to sprout. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; members $50, non-members $65. Dana Greenhouse Classroom at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, (617) 524-1718, arboretum. The Biennial Portland Show

April 7–30 An invitational show featuring artists’ interpretations of Portland, Maine. Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Maine, (207) 772-2693, All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion

Green Since 1970 April 8–September 11 When Todd Oldham burst onto the scene in the 1990s, he set the fashion world abuzz with his colorful creations. The exhibit displays more than 60 ensembles designed by Oldham, video footage of runway shows, and details of the design process. RISD Museum, Providence, (401) 454-6500, Art in Bloom

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April 30–May 2 Celebrate spring with the 40th annual Art in Bloom at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The much-anticipated event features floral designs created by garden clubs and professional designers from across New England, inspired by the museum’s art collection. A highlight of this year’s event will be classes by Hitomi Gilliam, a master of contemporary floral design. There will also be daily demonstrations and lectures about displaying flowers in the home, ikebana, and garden design. 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; free with museum admission, classes are fee-based and require advance registration. (617) 267-9300,

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4 5 1. North | South Boston-based interior designer Eric Haydel was inspired by his Southern roots and his current urban lifestyle when he designed his new line of rugs for Dover Rug & Home. Boston, (617) 266-3600, Natick, (508) 651-3500,

2. Wingman Gus Modern’s Elk Chair gives the classic wingback chair a modern makeover. Furniturea, Portland, Maine, (207) 774-7472,

3. Scene Stealer Photographer Russ Schleipman’s photographs of mineral slabs reflect the characteristics of the landscapes from which they were harvested. Russ Schleipman Photography, Boston, 617-292-0055,

4. Handles with Care New knobs from Nanz’s Studio Line combine metal and wood and celebrate the beauty of simple forms. Period Furniture Hardware, Boston, (617) 227-0758, periodfurniturehard

5. Hipster Watermark’s Elan Vital Kitchen Faucet has a hip, industrial look and a unique telescoping spout. Close to Home, South Burlington, Vt., (802) 861-3200,

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Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England

James Lamb’s Greek Revival manor house

Gisue and Mojgan Hariri’s contemporary stunner

Modern Marvel On The Cape /////////// Cape Cod holds some stunning contemporary homes, but

few compare with this property that perches high on a dune in Provincetown, Massachusetts, says listing agent Rose Kennedy. Both sculptural and functional, the home is a vision in glass and wood; it’s all multiple angles and slanted walls. Built in 2013, it was designed by Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, sisters and founders of ROOMS: 5 the award-winning, New 3 BEDROOMS York–based architectural 3 FULL BATHS firm Hariri & Hariri. At 2,462 SQ. FT. 2,462 square feet, it’s $3,399,000 not vast, but it feels considerably more spacious owing to soaring ceilings and a thoughtful, creative play of light throughout. The master bedroom

Alfredo S. Taylor’s Connecticut camp

(with clean-lined en suite bath) is located on the top floor, at street level. A bridge constructed of glass and steel connects to a guest suite and overlooks the main, or public, level. The living room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, dining area, and chef’s kitchen constitutes the concrete-floored open plan. Another bedroom (also with its own bath) is currently being used as an office. Water views are optimized wherever possible, and a multi-level concrete foundation helps the structure appear to settle into its one-third-acre lot located at the uppermost tip of Cape Cod. Duly Noted: The current owner of the home is Cliff Schorer, who had it built in the spirit of an existing home on what was a 3.5-acre lot when he bought it in 2008. That “anchor home” is a modernist landmark designed around 1960 by Walter Gropius, a founder of the Bauhaus School. Schorer plans to ➤ Continued on page 216

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Impressive custom Manor set on 3.3 acres offering 6 bedrooms, imported elements, grand rooms, cook’s kitchen, 61x39 indoor pool, ice cream parlor, and extreme privacy. $11,000,000

SWAMPSCOTT, MASSACHUSETTS Direct waterfront estate with panoramic views, 14 rooms, 5 en suite bedrooms, elevator, 4 fireplaces, wine cellar, 2-story glass walls, infinity pool, and 5-car garage. $7,995,000

Diana Chaplin | C. 781.354.9010

Bill Willis | C. 617.549.8956

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated hilltop estate in Weston center. 4+ Acres abutting town land with a 16 room, 6 bedroom Tudor Revival home, carriage house, cottage, terraces, pool and cabana. $6,200,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite shingle and stone home set on 2.85 acres with 13 rooms, 6 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, chef’s kitchen, 3rd floor, theatre, wine cellar, patio, and 3-car garage. $5,880,000

Brigitte I. Senkler & Kathryn Alphas-Richlen | B. 508.935.7496 | K. 781.507.1650

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent Tudor country estate set on 4.85 acres that includes a 1.39 separate buildable lot. Private central location. Custom millwork throughout & a flexible floor plan. The grounds have a pool & tennis court. $4,800,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Rare opportunity for new construction. Private 2.6 acre prime Southside estate setting. 8,600 sqft, 5/6 bedrooms all en-suite baths. Optional plans for swimming pool/tennis court. $4,290,000

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

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MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS Elegant 5 bedroom seaside residence, state of the art design & amenities. Ocean and island views. Separate entry to guest or au pair suite. Association dock, beach & neighboring moorings. $3,495,000

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. $2,795,000

Mary Stewart, Heather Kaznoski & Cara Johnson | M. 781.820.5676 | H. 781.576.9288

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

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. $2,650,000

MARBLEHEAD NECK, MASSACHUSETTS Elegant 5 bedroom shingle-style Colonial privately set on Marblehead Neck. Exquisite millwork, formal living room, open kitchen-family room, 2 fireplaces, pool, patio, deck and gardens.$2,695,000

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

Mary Stewart, Heather Kaznoski & Cara Johnson | M. 781.820.5676 | H. 781.576.9288

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS This shingle & stone home is designed for entertaining & family living. Featuring a chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, 5+ bedrooms, 6+ baths, lower level includes fitness & media rooms & a 2-car garage. $2,595,000

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. $2,250,000

Jamie Genser | C. 617.515.5152

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


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Custom home on 2.44 acres in Pearl Farm Estates built to include extended family/au-pair. Well-appointed with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, 5 bedrooms (2 en suite masters).

Shingle-style 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home in Prides Crossing. Open floor plan, soaring ceilings, 1st-floor fireplaced master suite, finished lower level. Mud room, garage. Near train, beach.

Beautiful Colonial on 2.87 acres with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths offers eat-in granite/stainless kitchen, fireplaced living room, home office. 3rd-floor bonus room, finished lower level, garage.

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Elegant Colonial on 2+ acres overlooking the Ferncroft Country Club offers a modern cherry kitchen, 5 bedrooms including 2 Master suites, a home office space, & patio area with built in grill.

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Lovely 4-bedroom Cape on 2.1-acres abuts Miles River. Open floor plan, hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen, fireplaced living room, family room, 1st-floor master suite. Hamilton-Wenham schools.

Beautiful 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath farmhouse on 1.4 acres. Chef’s kitchen, Butler’s pantry. Stunning wide pine floors, 8 fireplaces, dining room, family room. Au Pair suite. Patio, 3-car garage.

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BARNSTABLE $2,200,000 Located in the sought after community of Salten Point, the magnificent 5+ bedroom custom built gambrel features picturesque harbor views and the finest amenities. Idyllic setting with colorful perennials, mature trees and a large water-facing farmer’s porch. Walk to harbor and village.

TRURO $3,295,000 Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a waterfront property in an unparalleled location. Unique setting offers undisturbed views of the bay and is bordered by conservation land for privacy. This home is the epitome of relaxed beach front living with views from every room. Not to be missed.

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AT NEW SEABURY $2,400,000 Fabulous oceanfront residence on Popponesset Bay with breathtaking views and private beach. Gracious open floor plan and easy one floor living in this spacious Ranch style home. Wall of sliders opening to beautiful 65 foot long deck. Private master suite.

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subdivide the property and build as many as seven homes, all inspired in some way by the famous architect’s work. Contact: Rose Kennedy, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, Truro, Mass., (508) 349-2782 MLS# 21510598

One-of-a-Kind Vermont Farmhouse /////////// The story of this property is as much about the land as it is

about the main residence, an extraordinary example of Greek Revival architecture. Brookside is a 267-acre working farm in Orwell, Vermont, known far and wide for its prized Merino sheep and Morgan horses. Noted architect James Lamb designed the 12,000-squarefoot manor house (also known as the Wilcox-Cutts House) in 1843. A series of well-maintained Ionic columns graces the facade of the residence, which was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The house features a slate roof and multiple porches. The mansion has in the past been used as both a wedding venue and a bed and breakfast. Many of its twenty-five rooms are surprisingly large, and both public and private spaces are immensely ROOMS: 25 versatile. Architectural details and excep6 BEDROOMS tional millwork from locally harvested woods 3 FULL BATHS abound—from a sweeping grand staircase 12,000 SQ. FT. and inlaid flooring to coffered ceilings stud$2,495,000 ded by elaborate medallions. A four-bedroom guesthouse and several outbuildings sit on lovely grounds that boast views of the Adirondacks and picturesque Vermont countryside. There are miles of cross-country skiing and hiking trails in the open meadows beyond. Duly Noted: A little more about the land: since 1770, this historic farm has made significant contributions to Vermont’s agricultural economy. In addition to its sheep and horses, it is known for its Belted Galloway beef and breeding stock. Vermonters who frequent farmer’s markets also appreciate Brookside Farm for its honey, maple syrup, and cheese. Contact: Wade Treadway, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Okemo, Vt., (802) 356-2611, MLS# 4443420

Iconic Connecticut Camp /////////// The Connecticut camp that Alfredo S. Taylor designed for

Grace Hartley Mead in 1930 was described as “elaborate in design . . . with a fortress-like quality” in an illustrated history of Taylor’s work in Norfolk, Connecticut. The authors wrote that, while it was not the last camp Taylor designed on the town’s Doolittle Lake, it “represents the culmination of his work” there. The iconic stone-and-shingle home sits on nearly three acres (with 300 feet of direct lakefront) and features multiple gables, vertical siding, and leaded-glass windows and doors. Its interiors are notable for original millwork, wide-plank floors, custom wrought-iron and ROOMS: 11 bronze hardware, and Hope’s steel casement 4 BEDROOMS windows throughout. A soaring great room 2 FULL BATHS with exposed chestnut beams, spectacular 1 HALF BATH fieldstone fireplace, and Juliet balcony domi2,508 SQ. FT. nates the first floor, which was reconfigured $2,550,000 by its present owners to include a mudroom and custom eat-in kitchen (with Wolf stove, SubZero refrigerator, brushed granite counter, and herringbone-patterned tile floors). The four-bedroom home was thoughtfully updated with attention to period details and the residence’s architectural significance; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. With water views at every turn and four sets of French doors that open to multiple porches and patios, the camp connects to its postcard-perfect property—with a separate guest studio, a boat shed, and a private dock—with ease. Doolittle Lake is a private community in Norfolk, an outdoor paradise with three state parks and sixteen miles of hiking trails that sits at the foothills of the Berkshires. Duly Noted:

Mead Camp isn’t the only architectural wonder in town. Norfolk is also home to the prestigious Yale Summer School of Music and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Designed by renowned New York architect E. K. Rossiter, The Music Shed, featuring a stunning redwood interior and exceptional acoustics, has served as the festival’s principal venue for more than a century. Contact: Rebecca Ward, Klemm Real Estate, Inc., Lakeville, Conn., (860) 309-3464, MLS# L10052177 by maria lapiana

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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes METROPOLITAN LIFE: SURPRISE ENDING PAGES 52–55 Interior design: Elizabeth Benedict, Elizabeth Home Decor & Design, Chestnut Hill, Mass., (617) 564-1436, Carpentry and electrical installation: New England Property Contractors, Newtonville, Mass., (617) 828-7819 Cabinetry: Herrick & White, Cumberland, R.I., (401) 658-0440, Wallpaper installation: Mitchell Lustig, Walls by Mitchell, Newton Centre, Mass., (617) 965-6832m, Painting: Alan Valdes, Premium Painting, Malden, Mass., (617) 901-6960 Art Consultant: Libby Silvia, Jules Place, Boston, (781) 856-4629, Drapery workroom: Frank’s Custom Draperies, East Taunton, Mass., (508) 828-1712, Page 52: Chair and ottoman from A. Rudin,, with fabric by Cowtan & Tout, cowtan. com. Page 54: Island chairs from Fairfield Chair Company,; sofa from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman,, with fabric from Kirby Design,; painting over sofa by Will Day,; master bedroom art by Julia Blake,, through Jules Place; loft sofa from Kravet, Page 55: Lounge chair from Ligne Roset,; curtain fabric from Mark Alexander,

PERSONALITY PLUS PAGES 92–105 Interior architecture and design: Carl D’Aquino, Francine Monaco, and Fani Budic, D’Aquino Monaco, New York City, (212) 929-9787, Kitchen design: Rosemary Porto, Poggenpohl, Boston, (617) 236-5253, General contractor: Paul Jackson, Jackson General Carpentry, Middleton, Mass., (978) 7743414 Wallpaper installation: Greg Kahler, PHD: Paper Hanging & Design, Melrose, Mass., (781) 2231940 Pages 93–95: Pendant light by Niamh Barry through Todd Merrill,; arearug custom designed by D’Aquino Monaco with Edward Fields Carpets,; sconce by Herve van der Straeten through Maison Gerard,; bay-window sofa designed by D’Aquino Monaco with JM Upholstery,, with Mondrian Pearl fabric by Romo,; coffee table designed by D’Aquino Monaco with La Forge Francaise,

Ltd.,; Howard club chairs from Jonas Upholstery,, with Tartana leather from Cortina, cortinaleathers. com; Bridger daybed by Caste through Holly Hunt,, with Teju Lizard leather from Moore & Giles,; throw on daybed by Muse Bespoke, musebespoke. com; Andre Putman Crescent Moon sofa through Ralph Pucci,, with Hanakago fabric by Castel through Donghia,; Constellation fire screen by Marie Suri through Liz O’Brien;; Lilas 1 fireplace tile from Mosaic House,; mirror and console in foyer by Laurent Chauvat through Bernd Goeckler Antiques,; Mother of Pearl wallcovering by Maya Romanoff,; ceramic piece by Ruth Douzinas, Page 96: Stair runner designed by D’Aquino Monaco with Jamie Stern,; Glass wallcovering by Elitis through Donghia; screen and stair balusters designed by D’Aquino Monaco with La Forge Francaise, Ltd. Page 97: Concorde table from Poliform,; brass candleholders from Michele Varian,; Grace chairs with Pelle leather upholstery from Poliform; sideboard from C.J. Peters,; mirror and large sconces from Bernd Goeckler Antiques; chandeliers attributed to Gaetano Sciolari from AFD Warehouse, the-warehouse. Pages 98–99: Custom breakfastarea desk and bookshelves designed by D’Aquino Monaco with JD Custom Woodworking, Peabody, Mass., (978) 531-9225; art pottery on shelving by Ruth Douzinas; India Mahdavi Diagonale breakfast table from Ralph Pucci; Asplund Goteborg chairs from Cassina,; Infinity Clusters from A. Rudin; Franke sink and faucet, Rohl pot filler; Viking cooktop and hood, Wolf ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwashers, Sharp microwave all from Poggenpohl; Tribeca A backsplash tile from Mosaic House; wood handrail and stair railing designed by D’Aquino Monaco with King & Company,; Jens Risom Papa and Mama chairs from Ralph Pucci; orange Melton chair fabric and Melton Ice Blue chair fabric from Romo, Page 100: Hilary chandelier by Stephen Antonson through Dessin Fournir, dessinfournirshowroom. com; Remember Paris wallcovering by Maya Romanoff; headboard designed by D’Aquino Monaco, fabricated by JM Upholstery,, with Mokum’s De Roseine fabric from James Dunlop, jamesdunloptextiles. com, and leather from Cortina; bed linens and blankets from Muse Bespoke; Lake dresser from BDDW,; Odom chaise from Jonas Upholstery with fabric from Scalamandré,; Poiret fabric by Bergamo from Donghia. Page 101: Bed linens and throw from Muse Bespoke; Holmia Rota wallcovering by Casamance,, through Angela Brown,; Flower of Life

chandelier from Willowlamp,; Hacienda headboard from Casamidy, casamidy. com; Lido curtain fabric by Sahco through Donghia; fauteuils fabric by Romo. Page 102: Rug from Jamie Stern,, Infiore pendant light from Estiluz,; Drop curtain fabric by Sahco through Donghia; Launes canopy fabric by Carmengo through Angela Brown; trundle bed from Flou,; Errai wallpaper by Trove, Page 103: Tree bookcase from All Modern,; Errai wallpaper from Trove; Alphabet wallpaper from Maharam, maharam. com; Kaspar & Saga II papers by Sandberg through Stark,; Risom stool from Knoll International,; guest room linens and blanket from Muse Bespoke; Homia wallpaper by Casamance through Angela Brown; canopy bed from Uhuru,, with Kalahari Rouge headboard fabric by Pierre Frey through the Martin Group,; swing-arm lamps from Hinson, hinsonlighting. com; Kalahari Rouge 2 curtain fabric by Pierre Frey through the Martin Group. Pages 104–105: Suspended hammock from Ralph Pucci International; seating and ottoman/ table from B&B Italia,; area rug by Jamie Stern; Larsen curtain fabric from Cowtan & Tout; shelving and storage wall designed by D’Aquino Monaco with JD Custom Woodworking; ceramics by Ruth Douzinas; study shelving designed by D’Aquino Monaco with JD Custom Woodworking; Charlotte Perrian table from Cassina; ceramic piece on desk by Ruth Douzinas; Eames chairs from Herman Miller,; Flashwood chandelier by Masiero Group through Y Lighting,; Sidney mirror in powder room from Made Goods,; Fuoco wallpaper by Trove.

SEA CHANGE PAGES 106–113 Architect: Matthew R. MacEachern, Emeritus, Nantucket, Mass., Interior designers: Cynthia Hayes, Cynthia Hayes Interior Design, Rumford, R.I., (401) 480-5512,, and Pamela Manchester, Manchester Interiors, Westport, Mass., (774) 2640417, Architectural and design consultant: Elisa Allen, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 360-0188 Builder: Edward S. Toole, Altest Ventures, Siasconset, Mass., (508) 813-8279 Interior millwork: Tom Nevers Millworks, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 221-8325 Landscape designers: Mark Lombardi and Nathan Damian, Nantucket Heritage Landscapes Construction, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-5187, Masonry: Kevin Martin, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-4181 Pool installation: Nantucket Pool and Spa Center, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-2235, Pages 108–109: Custom coffee table by Scott

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Pacheco, Dartmouth, Mass., (508) 264-6563; upholstery from Lee Industries, leeindustries. com; rug from Rustigian Rugs,; lamp from Dwell Studio,; custom pillows with fabric by Travers,; Seli ottomans from Charles Stewart, with fabric from Kerry Joyce,; flowers by Flowers on Chestnut, Page 110: Custom dining table by Scott Pacheco; chairs from Charles Stewart,; Ziggy pendant above table and Armand pendant above sink from Arteriors,; custom kitchen cabinets by Tom Nevers Millworks. Page 111: Custom kitchen table and bench by Scott Pacheco; David Trubridge wovenbamboo light fixture from Y Lighting, ylighting. com; woven chair from Zuo Mod,; custom pillows with fabric from Galbraith & Paul, Page 112: Custom console by Scott Pacheco; artwork from Natural Curiosities, naturalcuriosities. com; wave cubes from V Rugs and Home,; coffee table from Worlds Away,; rug by Stark,; lamp from Barbara Cosgrove,; side table from Noir,; custom pillows with fabric from Ferrick Mason,; master bedroom headboard and lamps from Made Goods,; nightstands from Bungalow 5,; rug from Rustigian Rugs; artwork by Nantucket photographer Daniel Sutherland,; custom pillows with fabric from Lee Jofa,; rug from Rustigian Rugs; outdoor furniture from KingsleyBate,

TWIN SET PAGES 114–123 Architects: Paul Weber, Paul Weber Architect, Newport, R.I., (401) 849-3390, pfwarchitect. com, and Lyman Perry, Lyman Perry Architects, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3340, lparchitects. com Interior Designer: Barbara Lazarus, Providence, (401) 521-8910 Kitchen designer: Dalia Kitchen Design, Boston Design Center, (617) 482-2566, Builder: Rogers & Marney Builders, Osterville, Mass., (508) 428-6106, Landscape design: Alan Abrahamson, Abrahamson & Associates, Sandwich, Mass., (508) 888-2626 Page 117: Red door paint and all interior paint colors by Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore. com; console table from Wisteria,; lamp by Treillage through Bunny Williams Home,; hurricane candles from Authentic Provence, authenticprovence. com; twig chandelier from C. Bell, cbellfurnishing. com; compass rose hand-painted by Mercy Street Studios, Providence, (401) 944-8561. Page 118: Rattan chairs and salvaged-wood

trestle table from Restoration Hardware,; chair cushion fabric from Perennials,; benches from Crate & Barrel,; bench fabric by Manuel Canovas through Cowtan & Tout, Page 119: Belgian slope-arm sofa and chairs by Restoration Hardware; octagonal coffee table from Nathan Turner,; custom Dhurrie rug from Stark Carpet, starkcarpet. com; throw pillows by Groundworks from Lee Jofa,; kitchen stools from JANUS et Cie,; appliances through KAM Appliances, Page 120: Sofa, chair, and pillow fabric from Clarence House,; sofa re-covered by The Fabric Loft,; chairs from Crate & Barrel; rug from the Kiev Collection by Stark Carpet; coffee table from Ralph Lauren Home,; Balou lounge chair from JANUS et Cie; Aldrich end tables from McGuire, Page 121: Axis sofa and Plantation wing chair from Crate & Barrel; zigzag rug by Madeline Weinrib,; ottoman from Serena & Lily,; shades from Bass River Blinds, Page 122: Outdoor furniture from the Leagrave Collection by Restoration Hardware.

OUTSIDE THE BOX PAGES 124–137 Architect: Stephanie Horowitz and Jordan Goldman, ZeroEnergy Design, Boston, (617) 720-5002, Builder: Aedi Construction, Waltham, Mass., (888) 611-2334, Landscape Design: Soren DeNiord Design Studio, Portland, Maine, (207) 400-2450, sorendeniord. com Solar electric system: Transformations, Ayer, Mass., (978) 772-1390, Page 128–129: Wassily Chair in entry by Knoll,; sofa and tables from Montage,; painting by Bernd Haussmann,; Arco Floor Lamp by Achille Castiglioni through Flos,; curtain wall by Schuco through European Architectural Supply, Page 130–131: Vnu dining room table by Henk Vos for Linteloo,; dining chairs by Heller Mario Bellini, Page 132: Casework by HenryBuilt, henrybuilt. com; appliances by Miele,, Wolf and Sub-Zero,; LEM Piston Stools from Design Within Reach, Page 133: Outdoor dining chairs by Starck for Driade,; outdoor dining table from Crate & Barrel, Page 134: Casework by HenryBuilt. Page 135: Painting by Bernd Haussmann; sofa, lamp, and tulip table from Design Within Reach; skylight by Schuco through European Architectural Supply. Page 136–137: Painting by Bernd Haussmann.

SPECIAL FOCUS: LANDSCAPE DESIGN BEAUTY IN BLOOM PAGES 138–147 Pages 138–139: Rocks of Ages Landscape architect: Todd Richardson, Richardson & Associates Landscape Architects, Saco, Maine, (207) 286-9291, Architect: Leslie Saul, Leslie Saul & Associates, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 234-5300, Builder: Steve D. Pelletier, Steve D. Pelletier Commercial and Residential Construction, Hanover, Maine, (207) 369-0099, stevedpelletier. com Landscape contractor: Gammon’s Garden Center & Landscape Nursery, Auburn, Maine, (207) 7836986, Pages 140–141: Meadow Lark Landscape architect: Stephanie Hubbard, SiteCreative, Boston, (617) 390-5663, Architect: Treffle LaFleche, LDa Architecture & Interiors, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 621-1455, Builder: Jonathan Merz, Merz Construction, Carlisle, Mass., (978) 371-1828, Landscape contractor: R.P. Marzilli & Company, Medway, Mass., (508) 533-8700, Pool contractor: Combined Energy Systems, Littleton, Mass., (978) 486-0070, Metal fabrication: Paradis Metal Works, North Attleboro, Mass., (508) 316-3312, Pages 142–143: Best of Both Worlds Landscape designer: Jonathan Keep, Jonathan Keep Landscape Designer, Lincoln, Mass., (781) 259-0240, Architect: David Stern, Stern McCafferty Architecture and Interiors, Boston, (617) 3381125, Landscape contractor: Fred Fournier, Landscope Landscape Construction, (508) 696-8812, Pool contractor: Tekomah Goggins, Atlantic Pool, Edgartown, Mass, (508) 627-7665, Pages 144–145: A Little Piece of Paradise Landscape architect: Matthew Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., (617) 905-2246, Architect: Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 577-7400, Builder: Sea-Dar Construction, Boston, (617) 423-0870, Landscape contractor: Martin Lucyk Landscape Construction, Maynard, Mass., (617) 610-6898, Pages 146–147: Assembly Required Landscape design and construction: James Douthit, a Blade of Grass, Wayland, Mass., (508) 358-4500 •

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Furnishings  199

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Daher Interior Design  1

Kenneth Vona Construction, Inc.  8–9

Dan K. Gordon Associates, Inc  68–69

Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc. 154–155

Davis Frame Company  89

Kingston Krafts  207

db Landscaping  84

Kinlin Grover  215

Dover Rug & Home  12–13

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Dream Kitchens  152–153

The Lagasse Group  53

Ailanthus, Ltd.  90

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Architectural Digest Design Show  202

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LDa Architecture & Interiors  148

Audio Video Design  203

FBN Construction Co., LLC  back cover

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Inc.  181

Authentic Designs  55

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting  175

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  2–3

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Lovejoy Designs LLC  170

Barrows Window Shoppe  50

Finnegan Development  191

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC  72–73

Bonin Architects & Associates  196

Frank Shirley Architects  168

Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors  156–157

Bradford’s Rug Gallery  190

Frank Webb’s Bath Center  189

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture LLC  171

Brookline Oriental Rug Co.  208

Gregorian Oriental Rugs  176

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams  33

C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  21

Gregory Lombardi Design  70–71

Moniques Bath Showroom  55

California Closets  31

Hampden Design & Construction  169

New England Architectural Finishing  217

CBA Landscape Architects  66

Heather Vaughan Design  149

New England Cedar Fence  223

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Herrick & White Architectural Millwork  47

Newton Kitchens & Design  158–159

Chip Webster Architecture  205

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Colin Smith Architecture, Inc.  208

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Colony Rug Company, Inc.  63

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Design ideas in the making

A couple came into my showroom on the Cape and started asking about some of the reclaimed materials used in my furniture designs. After we had talked for a while, they said, “We’ve been stumped about what to do with our fireplace—it’s in the middle of a wall of great big windows, with a view of the woods. Could you give us some ideas?” So I visited their house, on a beautiful site south of Boston. It was clear that whatever we did shouldn’t interfere with the view; it should make an impact, certainly, but also be quiet at the same time. Right then and there I made three or four “napkin sketches,” and we settled on a design. The stone for the fireplace was carefully recovered from Boston Harbor about ten years ago. Based on tool markings and the age of other items that were found with it, it dates to the 1700s or early 1800s. It was originally part of a building and, after the building was pulled down, was used as ship ballast. The wood on the wall above the mantel came from an old Vermont barn that I was involved in deconstructing back in the 1990s. The thick planks were split lengthwise so that we could use both of their beautifully weathered faces. Just getting everything into the house was a challenge: the hearthstone alone is about three by seven feet, some fifteen inches thick, and weighs 3,500 pounds. The whole structure is a mini-Stonehenge! But we resized pieces to fit, hand-carving and treating new cuts to match the older surfaces. The fireplace is a recently constructed design, but all the new parts match the old. I call it “the art of imperfection.” Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings, Newport, R.I., and Wellfleet, Mass., (401) 845-9087, 224  New England Home  March–April 2016

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