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MARCH–APRIL 2017 VOLUME 12, ISSUE 4

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A suburban Boston home on a lessthan-perfect site demonstrates the power of possibility and the value of collaboration.

At her own getaway home, a designer delights in sharing with her family the love she’s had since childhood for Maine’s rugged southern coast.

A designer and her husband renovate their Nantucket house, ensuring plenty of room for their family and the laughter, joy, and memories they bring.

A new interior and an expanded landscape plan ramp up the fun factor for a couple and their active brood.

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ON THE COVER: A swinging daybed beckons on the porch of designer Leslie Rylee’s Maine getaway. Photograph by John Gruen. To see more of this home, turn to page 104. MARCH–APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 15

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38 ART, DESIGN, HISTORY, LANDSCAPE

PEOPLE, PLACES, EVENTS, PRODUCTS

20 | From the Editor

175 | Perspectives Vases as pretty as the flowers they’ll hold; luxurious baths for him and her; Carey Erdman on the delights of urban gardening.

27 | Elements: Take a Powder Bright and durable, powder-coated furniture and accessories find a home indoors and out.

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38 | Artistry: A Passion for Glass Robin Mix employs time-tested techniques—and his own occasional innovations—to create spectacular contemporary glass art. BY ROBERT KIENER

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63 GREAT LANDSCAPES & OUTDOOR LIVING

44 | Metropolitan Life: Youthful Discretion High-rise living suits a young Boston family, thanks to a design plan that emphasizes light, color, and kid-friendly materials.

182 | Trade Notes Noteworthy happenings in the New England design business. BY PAULA M. BODAH

188 | Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 192 | Calendar of Events BY LYNDA SIMONTON

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196 | New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms.

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52 | Design Destination: Retail Rapture New Preston is a little piece of shopping heaven, as a tour of a handful of our favorite boutiques proves.

200 | Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England.

TEXT BY DAN SHAW | PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA MOSS

208 | Resources

BY MARIA LAPIANA

215 | Advertiser Index

149 INSPIRED BEFORE & AFTER

216 | Sketch Pad Technology such as 3-D graphics helps landscape architect Michael D’Angelo and his clients stay on the same page.

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Announcing the advent of spring, yellow crocuses poke through softening soil, and heavy, gray skies gradually lift. April showers wash away the (hopefully) last vestiges of dirty snow, leaving backyards and city streets feeling clean and new. Inevitably, along with the new season, comes the urge to revive our decor—and lighten our spirits. With that in mind we’ve assembled a group of furnishings that fit the bill: powder-coated pieces with silhouettes

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obin Mix suffers for his art. After giving me a tour of his studio, which occupies half of his nineteenthcentury Federalist farmhouse in Tunbridge, Vermont, he rolls up his shirtsleeves and shows me forearms covered with a patchwork of mottled scars and burns. “All of us who work with glass end up getting burned,” says Mix with a wry smile. “It’s unavoidable and comes with the territory. But I’m not complaining.” Mix, who is sixty-two, has been fascinated by glassblowing since he tried it while studying at the University of Massachusetts in the

early 1970s. “I got hooked almost instantly,” he says. “I wasn’t very good, but I loved everything about glassblowing—the rich history, the challenges, the colors, even the furnaces.” He spent two years after college studying with master glassblowers in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe, where he tapped into the art and craft of the centuries-old profession. He returned to the states to open his own studio, but often revisited Europe, especially Venice, for instruction and inspiration. Mix designs and crafts every piece he sells. His colorful, vibrant

TOP: Robin Mix works on a tapered cylinder in his Vermont studio. ABOVE: Crazy Quilt, which Mix makes in several sizes, is a mosaic

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“I never knew how my colors would turn out until I saw them in the furnace. I loved the sense of surprise.”

mix, or “batch,” their own colors. “It gave me a new sense of discovery,” he says. “I never knew how my colors would turn out until I saw them in the furnace. I loved the sense of surprise.” Mix continues to push the boundaries of glassblowing. He has “taken Murrine to the next level” by employing a technique he calls “pixelato” that involves fusing multiple, multicolored canes of transparent glass that effervesce tiny points of color throughout the finished piece. An example of this exacting, time-consuming process is his work Pixelato Teal, an elegant, semi-transparent vessel that is formed from hundreds of teal, red, and multicolored points of glass that all catch and reflect the light. While Mix sells his work, at prices

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art glass work, including vases, vessels, bowls, glasses, and tumblers, has been collected widely, and some are housed in the permanent collections of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and The Museum of American Glass. His work may have its roots in Europe, but he has always challenged himself to add a personal stamp to his art. “People have been blowing glass for thousands of years, but it’s still possible to come up with your own take on an ancient practice,” he explains. “It’s important to me that my own work keeps evolving.” In the late 1980s, he began to work in the style of Murrine, an ancient technique that uses long rods of glass, called canes, which are cut into mosaic-like cross sections before being melted and transformed into different shapes. This method, first

developed in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and revived by Venetian glassmakers in the sixteenth century, produces glass with concentric squares and ribbons of color. It takes several days to form and anneal, or harden, the canes, making Murrine pieces more complex and costly to produce than ordinary glass pieces. Says Mix, “Unraveling and recreating these ancient techniques has been one of the most challenging tasks of my career.” Characteristically, after experimenting with the technique, Mix became dissatisfied with commercially available colored glass and began to create his own from scratch; he’s one of the very few glass artists who

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BELOW: Rouault vessels, which Mix makes in a variety

of sizes and colors, are a tribute to the French artist Georges Rouault. BOTTOM: A punchbowl made with canes. FACING PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Pixelato Red and Celadon uses an exacting, timeconsuming version of the Murrine technique. Colorful Hundertwasser vases from a series inspired by the work of Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Some of the glass rods Mix uses in his tumblers and vases. Smoke with Framed Spirograph uses murrine and canes.

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ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars, via galleries and his own website, he confesses that some of his most rewarding work has been completing commissions for designers and homeowners. He recently completed a Murrine vase for homeowners who wanted to make it a focal point of their living room. “The client told me she wanted a vase that was inspired by Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss,� he remembers. “I like the challenge of adapting my work to a client’s suggestions,� he says. “I look on many commissions as the chance to solve an aesthetic problem.� He is quick to admit that he feels privileged to make a living from a profession that stretches back thousands of years. He sees it as a kind of alchemy, fashioning things of beauty and utility from elements as basic as sand, soda ash, and limestone. i*UTTUJMMBNB[JOHBOETUJMMBOIPOPSwt EDITOR’S NOTE: To see more of Robin Mix’s work, visit

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The young family of four was sold, purchasing a three-bedroom unit they would renovate and make their own. Before enlisting Boston-based designer Rachel Designer Rachel Reider introduced various textures to soften the living room—note the velvet fabric on the Jonathan Adler modern club chair, the plush diamond-patterned Moroccan wool rug, and the sheer floor-to-ceiling drapes.

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Reider and FBN Construction, they chose to live in the space for a while to prioritize their punch list. By the time they sat down

with Reider, their goals were clear. First on the list was lighting. To brighten dark common spaces, they needed to add a layer of light. As Tim Nylander, FBN Construction’s project manager, notes, this is no easy task in a high-rise with its concrete ceilings. “You can’t use a jackhammer to install a recessed light,” he jokes. “A lot of our city work is figuring out solutions. You have to work within a confined area—you can’t just knock a wall down or raise a roof.” Here, the answer was to create coffered ceilings that accommodate directional recessed cans and introduce a nice architectural detail. “The goal was to make it look like it’s always been there,” he says. Also high on the owners’ list was ensuring that the 3,000 square feet of living space be child friendly. ‘They’re a young, active family,” says Reider. “We

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and materials, incorporating grasscloth wallcovering, metal fixtures, and reflective glass pendants. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A low-lying buffet divides the living and dining rooms while maintaining the desired concept of open living. A graphic painting by Elizabeth Barber, framed by hand-blown glass sconces, greets visitors in the foyer. The Bond dining table by Jonathan Adler is a conversation-starter, fabricated from burled wood, Lucite, brass, and nickel.

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• DAWN HILL: Find an alluring assortment of antique furniture, tableware, accents, and art among John and Paulette Peden’s beautifully curated rooms.

Baccarat-style goblets, will inspire you to plan a formal dinner party or rethink how you set the breakfast table. The Pedens are fans of the contemporary Connecti-

cut potter Frances Palmer, and a hutch is devoted to her gossamer cream-and-white cake stands and vases with eccentric fluted edges. Upstairs, the Pedens have leased spaces to other antiques dealers where you can find more traditionally New England furnishings: gleaming brass candlesticks and fireplace tools, copper pots, nineteenth-century landscape and still-life paintings, and handcrafted American wicker furniture. Even if you’re just browsing, Dawn Hill offers an edifying crash course in the decorative arts. The moment you walk into Pergola you breathe easier. You don’t have to be a gardener to be seduced by the Zen potting-shed ambience and selection of succulents, orchids, preserved boxwood balls, and wooden troughs planted with moss. Owners David Whitman and Peter Stiglin describe themselves as naturalists, and they are drawn to objects with

composed vignettes—an Instagrammer’s nirvana. Main Street and East Shore Road form a sort of retail row with one charming destination after another. Entering Dawn Hill Antiques is like stepping into a snow globe. Crystal chandeliers sparkle like icicles above a bracing landscape of Swedish tall-case Mora clocks, tables, and cabinets with their original painted surfaces in cool grays, blues, and greens. Owners John and Paulette Peden specialize in furniture from the Rococo through Gustavian periods, presented in airy rooms with the understated elegance of a Swedish manor house. The alluring assortment of English nineteenth-century blue-and-white transferware, vintage French majolica, and – PERGOLA: Owners David Whitman (pictured) and

Peter Stiglin have created a seductive, Zen-like space filled with furniture and other home objects of organic beauty.

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– J. SEITZ & CO.: The bohemian and the classic

coexist happily at this lifestyle emporium that offers clothing as well as home goods.

organic beauty—a banded chalcedony onyx bowl, stone vases by New Hampshire artist Lee Spiller, a shadow box of planthoppers and oversize dried seedpods that can be used as a centerpiece. On their yearly trip to Japan, they bring back exquisite rustic glazed vases and antique screens with flora and fauna motifs. The terrace behind the shop overlooks the falls of the East Aspetuck River and features outdoor furniture, including the same stackable aluminum chairs that grace the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. Catering to Litchfield County weekenders for three decades, J. Seitz & Co. is a densely layered lifestyle emporium where men’s and women’s apparel is sold side by side with a wide array of home furnishings in a palette of blacks, grays, whites, and creams. As eclectic decorating has

From one end of the village to the other, you enjoy the pleasure of furnishing your home with things of quality and beauty—the ultimate “retail therapy.”

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The utilitarian achieves the level of art in a sublime setting that also offers antique furniture, tableware, and decorative objects.

become the new normal, Seitz has added more bohemian pieces to its classic mix of upholstered pieces from Cisco and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, such as oak stools with fuzzy goatskin seats and contemporary punched-tin Moroccan pendant lights. Reclaimed wood-and-steel pieces— a streamlined sofa and a bed layered with sheets by Matteo made in California from Italian linen, for example—epitomize the store’s contemporary, refined take on rustic style. At nearby Privet House, Susanne Cassano and Richard Lambertson have created a sublime, high-ceilinged setting for bold antiques, tableware, decorative objects, and grace notes for the well-lived life. Utilitarian items like wood cutting boards in every shape and size hang from leather straps on a wall, looking like pieces of art. Upstairs, one sun-splashed room is painted a midnight blue with a mix of furniture arranged as if for an oldschool Manhattan cocktail party. Another room is painted a chic gray-green, with vintage collections of Steuben glass and terra cotta pitchers and vases by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. The array of antique and vintage pieces defies categorization, but every item has a distinctive personality: a massive painted nineteenth-century Dutch armoire; 1960s ebonized tall-back dining chairs with patent-leather seats in the style of Gio Ponti; 1920s Regency

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reflects the charisma of its owners, interior designer Michael DePerno and fashion veteran Andrew Fry, who treat you like guests in their home. The sunny, whitewashed interior is a backdrop for a curated collection of accessories in a masculine palette of grays, browns, blues, and creams. The assortment of beguiling and esoteric items includes antique birdcages, oversized sweet-grass baskets, Persian kilim rugs, and modernist candlestick

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

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

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

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Pellettieri Associates, Inc.

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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 72 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 | pellettieriassoc.com

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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 rpmarzilli.com

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Sudbury Design Group

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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 76 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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through its commitment to social responsibility, including frequent participation in community projects, charitable endeavors, and LEEDbased environmental practices.

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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 78 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 triadassociatesinc.com

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ZEN Associates, Inc.

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EN Associates, Inc., is a design and build firm providing landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services since 1980. We have offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., with a staff of more than 60 people passionate about what we do. Our projects extend throughout New England, including the Cape and Islands, and as far away as Sweden. We believe that, through the balance of art, science, and nature, we can create inspiring and livable spaces. We have one mission, which has never changed: to translate a

client’s dream into a memorable, personal, and enduring environment for living. We work closely with clients and leading design professionals to explore options, share ideas, and develop creative design solutions for the indoor and outdoor spaces in which we live. We never lose sight of our goal to build intelligently and collaboratively, with a focus on detail, schedule, process, and budget. Whether it be residential estates and gardens, rooftop terraces, botanical gardens, or water features, our work is timeless with uncompromising detail.

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magine the relaxed feeling of spending your summer evening outside with family, indulging in your favorite beverage, playing in the grass, or lounging on a comfy chair. Consider how easy it would be to plan your next event using your own gorgeous property as the venue.

Every property, be it a city terrace, a formal garden, or even a simple perennial border, offers an opportunity to create something new and beautiful—an outdoor space that seamlessly complements your life and blends style with functionality. a Blade of Grass has earned a reputation for lending a fresh

perspective to landscape design. We offer a wide variety of services, including consultation, design, installation, and maintenance, throughout the Greater Boston area. We love the work we do and take great pride in the close relationships we form with our clients.

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andscapes, stone walls, tree planting, and more... The Hambelton Company offers all phases of residential site construction from excavation to landscaping. We work with both landscape architects and the homeowner’s plans and ideas to create beautiful spaces. Our masonry staff are experienced professionals who build everything from rock walls, bluestone paths, and patios to rock surrounds for outdoor fire pits. We choose the most robust trees, shrubs and perennials and plant them with care and consideration for light and water needs. Our irrigation specialists design and implement an effective system to use

water efficiently and effectively. By working with The Hambelton Company, you will get the benefit of years of site construction experience, a fully insured company, and a dedicated full time support staff.

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Ivy Studio

&Outdoor Living eading in distinctive landscape design and build, Ivy Studio is a professional landscape design and installation firm specializing in total outdoor living concepts, such as outdoor kitchens, fire pits and fireplaces, swimming pools and spas, water features, paver patios, retaining walls, outdoor pavilions, and cabanas. Each design is a synthesis of architecture and horticulture utilizing our superior workmanship and materials. The end result is always top-notch quality...pure and simple. Ivy Studio is uniquely positioned as a small, personable and passionate firm with large scale capabilities able to tackle the most demanding projects for our Suburban Homeowner clients. We excel at interpreting our clients visions and desires into stunning, one of a kind, luxury outdoor living experiences.

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ith more than a decade of experience, Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC (MDLA) is a Newton-based landscape architecture and design firm serving all of New England. We have indepth experience designing coastal properties, suburban landscapes, and a large portfolio of urban roof terraces and courtyards. We strive to apply a clean-lined and simplistic approach to the landscape while considering the context of the site and architecture. Our design process starts with a site walk and meeting with the homeowners to determine goals and discuss challenges. To help clients visualize the concept, MDLA produces photorealistic renderings and animations. Final drawings are put out to bid to obtain competitive pricing. Budgets are continually evaluated to ensure the schedule and expectations are met. We also offer various degrees of construction administration services, where we act as an owner’s representative to help maintain the integrity of the design, schedule, and budget.

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Parterre Garden Services

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arterre Garden Services was developed in response to a need for highly skilled garden care and property management across Greater Boston and Cape Cod. By following expert horticultural care and a comprehensive long-term property management plan, Parterre strives to bring all of our clients’ properties to their truest and most verdant potential, while maintaining the original design intent. With our single point of contact approach, Parterre’s field managers work with you to develop a 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 as well as the successful execution of a project—from beginning to end and the countless years that follow. Services include horticulture and fine gardening, landscape design and installation, and ecological land management.

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

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Phil Mastroianni Corp.

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landscape is more than just scenery. Every home and its landscape should be a reflection of the people who live there. For more than 40 years, Phil Mastroianni Corp. has collaborated with New England’s finest landscape

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architects to provide clients with beautiful outdoor living spaces. As a second-generation company, Phil Mastroianni Corp. runs on the basic principles of family, honesty, and responsibility. We are committed to creating landscapes of the highest quality by paying close attention to detail, using the finest natural materials, and providing great customer service. Our firm comprises crews that are specific to each component of the landscape; crews are supported by office personnel, including project managers, estimators, and horticulturists. Phil Mastroianni

Corp. is a full-service landscape company. Our services include landscape construction, landscape lighting, irrigation system design and installation, and an array of maintenance services. Let Phil Mastroianni Corp. transform your landscape and maintain it for years to come.

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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.

Rosado & Sons, Inc. Landscape Construction Company 217B Turnpike Road Westborough, MA 01581 (508) 366-3700 rosadoandsons.com

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Architect Paul MacNeely added modern tweaks, like the flat roofs on the dormers, to a traditional design. “I’m just taking a different spin on a dormer,” he says. “It makes them just a little more refined.”

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RIGHT: The main staircase is crafted

in white oak with steel details—a design that demanded precision on the part of both architect and builder. BELOW: Jennifer Palumbo gave the rooms a quiet background, then enlivened them with color, as in the rich blues she introduced in the living room. FACING PAGE: The bright entry sets the tone of “approachable casualness” the homeowners desired.

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the challenges, they say, that drive architectural design to the next level. And there were at least two challenges facing architect Paul MacNeely when he set out to create this new home in the Boston suburb of Newton. First, the hilltop site chosen by his clients is in the National Register of Historic Districts. Second, the property sloped sharply in two directions—not a welcome attribute for the future home of a family that craved wideopen outdoor spaces for sports. MacNeely responded with a plan for a 9,000-square-foot dwelling that not only embraced those challenges as opportunities, but opened up creative possibilities for other members of the project team. Hoping to avoid a struggle over removing the

existing structure—a converted barn of dubious architectural merit—MacNeely approached the local historic authority with renderings of a house

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laden with traditional forms: oversize gables, a solid front porch, and multiple bay windows. But he also tweaked the massing, adding modern, asymmetric elements, including bold, flat-roof dormers. “What I didn’t want to do is build a period piece,” he says. “I wanted it to say that it was part of the neighborhood, but I also wanted it to say that it was built in the present.” He posited that the new structure enhanced the historic neighborhood more than the old building did. The authority members agreed and approved razing the old structure. MacNeely’s design incorporated one other critical element: the peculiar topography of its lot. Rather than level the site, the architect turned the negative into a positive and nestled the house into the sloping ground. “We basically used the house as a retaining wall, slicing it into the grade,” he explains. “The house does more than sit on the site; it extends out and holds it together as one piece.” He also situated the new building closer to the street to line it up with neighboring homes and open up the lot in the rear to make plenty of room for family fun. The variable grade presented landscape architect Matthew Cunningham with multiple opportunities to create distinct, memorable spaces that advance the relationship between the house and its site. In addition to setting aside 5,000 square feet for a backyard playing field, Cunningham surrounded the house with a multitude of outdoor experiences. A promontory overlooking the playing field is equipped with a marshmallow griller and log stools; a stone terrace offers comfortable seating within view of a second grassy area for volleyball or

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Paul MacNeely, Eck MacNeely Architects INTERIOR DESIGN: Jennifer Palumbo BUILDER: Charlie Gadbois, Wellen Construction LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Matthew Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design ARCHITECTURE:

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The bright purple upholstery on the dining room chairs creates a visual link to a lively mixed-media work by artist Doug Kennedy. FACING PAGE, TOP: A sunny corner of the family room offers a light-filled space for casual dining or homework. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: A wall of windows connects the family room to the backyard.

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wife is “extraordinarily thoughtful about how her family lives and how they want to experience their home,” says Palumbo. “She really wanted a light, peaceful environment. She didn’t want too much to look at.”

Kitchen designer Donna Venegas kept the open kitchen streamlined and neat by relegating some of the everyday food preparation equipment to a pantry area to the left of the island. The only visible appliances are the range top and its good-looking zinc hood.

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columned front porch, and cedar shingles connect the new house to its traditional neighborhood. Old granite curbstones create a casual staircase from the patio to the lower yard. A fountain set into a block of Rockport granite provides background music. A stone terrace sits on the east side of the house. Stone steps link the upper terrace with the backyard playing field.

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badminton. From this terrace, stone steps lead past a neat kitchen garden to a smaller patio near the playing field. An alternative route steps down the hill in a series of broad, grassy treads held back by decades-old granite curbstones found on the property—one example of the reclaimed materials that frequently play a starring role in Cunningham’s designs. The plantings are nearly all native and provide a seasonal show from the brightly colored sedum filling the green roof outside the master bedroom to the native grasses hugging the curved driveway. “This house is designed for a very strong relationship between the indoors and outdoors, not just physically but visually,” Cunningham says. Inside the front door, the house invites exploration in multiple directions: to the right, into the casually traditional living room; to the left, where bright purple chairs surround a table built for twelve, or up the unapologetically contempo-

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basically used the house as a retaining wall, slicing it into the grade,” says MacNeely. “The house does more than sit on the site; it extends out and holds it together as one piece.”

rary staircase to the bedroom level. But what’s most compelling is the pull of light from the screened porch immediately ahead. Move toward it, and a bright, contemporary family room and open kitchen reveal themselves to the left. The ceilings in both rooms stop short of the windows that make up most of the back walls, creating an opening to the second level and allowing light to filter between floors. “It’s a house that has a transparency to it,” MacNeely explains. This transparency was top-of-mind for interior designer Jennifer Palumbo as she worked on the atmosphere of “approachable casualness” her clients sought. A longtime friend of the wife, Palumbo says, “She’s extraordinarily thoughtful about how her family lives and how they want to experience their home.” Here, Palumbo says, “she really wanted a light, peaceful environment. She didn’t want too much to look at.” So the designer kept the spaces bright and simple, unifying rooms with pops of color in the upholstery and wall art. Blue rises to the surface in the living room, purple in the dining room, and green in the family room, where Noomi swivel chairs in Sandra Jordan Honeydew Alpaca fabric delight Palumbo as much as her client. MARCH–APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 101

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The master bath features a deep tub set in a deck of white marble with a view to the outdoors. FACING PAGE, LEFT: The same marble tops the bleached teak vanity. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: Soft, organic textiles heighten the warmth of the master bedroom, which is tucked under one of the house’s flat-roofed dormers.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The color adds so much emphasis, and they make me smile because I know my clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite color is green,â&#x20AC;? she says. Her clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite perch may well be her study, tucked above the pantry between the two main floors. The sloped site enabled MacNeely to situate the garage four feet below the main level, hiding it from view and making room above it for this intermediate level, which also holds a guest suite and laundry room. While the husband enjoys the solitude of his study behind the living room, the wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lets her attend to business and remain connected to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on elsewhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a glass treehouse,â&#x20AC;? Palumbo says. Beneath this perch is the pantry, or what kitchen designer Donna Venegas calls the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dirty kitchen.â&#x20AC;? This hidden space keeps many of the workaday tools of a family kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;coffee maker, microwave, toasterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;out of sight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our biggest challenge was to design a kitchen in a completely open floor plan that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like a kitchen,â&#x20AC;? Venegas explains. From the adjacent family room, the range top and custom zinc hood are the only visible appliances. Venegas was involved nearly from the beginning of

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At her own getaway home, a designer delights in sharing with her family the love she’s had since childhood for Maine’s rugged southern coast.

To boost the ambience in the personality-filled porch along the front of the house, homeowner and designer Leslie Rylee paired the swing (devised with help from Kay Sloan, a friend whom the designer labels “jack of all trades, seamstress, and facilitator extraordinaire”) with old-time treasures like antique lamps and an end table decorated with wooden spools.

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Happily, the 1920 retreat’s classic shingled exterior had been rejuvenated by the previous owners when Rylee and family arrived. FACING PAGE, TOP: Only the attached two-bedroom guest cottage required an overhaul. To mark the connecting breezeway, Rylee mounted a stylish copper mermaid—a Christmas present from a pal—that has rapidly oxidized. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: An existing hedge affords the outdoor sitting area privacy.

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hose who fall in love with Maine’s craggy beauty give over their hearts forever. Interior designer Leslie Rylee came to know the state’s southern coast (a draw for many notable American artists) as a young girl. Now she shares her passion for the region with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a hefty Labrador who covets downtime by the water as much as his owners do. The salty air is a perfect antidote for the harried pace of Manhattan, where the family is based. Everything is pretty much as Rylee recalls from her youth, too—the spectacular shore and many of the neighbors. Rentals make ideal getaways for generations of the same families in these parts, and Rylee and her brood long had a perfect one. “We were happy there for a dozen years,” the designer says. Still, they always wanted a place they could call their own. When a quintessentially old-school-Maine abode became available, Rylee and her husband jumped. Not only was the location lovely, the structure was sound and had been recently renovated, with its character-giving open framing intact. The bathrooms needed a boost, and the small, attached guest house warranted an overhaul, but the rest was about cosmetics. Even the grounds were almost perfect, needing just a bit of sprucing out front and some additional plantings. Of course, with her designer’s flair, Rylee took it a notch further, laying a checkerboard bluestone terrace and creating a sweet sitting area with a direct view to the ocean. “This is my happy place. My spine unwinds the second I get here,” says Rylee. Naturally, then, the interior promotes relaxation, conveying a “come on in, don’t worry” attitude. There’s a sprinkling of antiques, some found treasures, but nothing

PROJECT TEAM INTERIOR DESIGN: Leslie Rylee, Leslie Rylee Decorative Arts & Interiors BUILDER: Luke Lockwood, Eider Construction

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lot of our clients want the true, old-style cottage look they remember from their childhood. But they also want updates,” says Luke Lockwood of Eider Construction.

precious. Every room feels open and fresh, which is exactly what the designer intended. This is a house where memories are made. Friends and family read, play cards, or gather in the kitchen while Rylee readies meals. “It’s my favorite kitchen for cooking,” she admits. The aged Garland stove, which came with the house, is largely responsible for the designer’s affinity for the place. Standing in its own handy niche, the pedigreed appliance (now with an electric ignition—no more striking matches!) suits the simple architecture, the painted floor, and the oil-cloth-covered table, which in lesser hands might be tacky but here seems an engaging nod to the past.

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“A lot of our clients want the true, old-style cottage look they remember from their childhood. But they also want updates,” says Luke Lockwood, president of Eider Construction. “They’re willing to invest time and energy to achieve the right balance—something our company specializes in.” Rylee, appreciative of Lockwood’s sensitivity, recruited his company for all their updates. Practical matters take a back seat to sheer bliss for anyone ensconced on the easy-going entry porch. The upholstered bed-like custom swing at the porch’s center is an element every retreat should feature. If this popular spot is taken, though, there are also comfortable wicker chairs from Kings Lane

LEFT: Rylee favors tall lamps like the antique duo bookending the living room sofa. Leather ottomans add texture to the scene, and cozy touches such as a monogrammed blanket from Maine’s Swans Island Company help enrich the room’s stay-awhile appeal. ABOVE: Paintings by local artists Daphne Chapin (top) and Pat Pratt speak to the surroundings and the owners’ lifestyle, which includes boating whenever possible.

and a Plexiglass CB2 coffee table just waiting to double as a footrest. A bright Barclay Butera rug defines the area, and a big old crock stands at the ready should anyone need to park a drippy umbrella. Step from the porch through the French doors into the living room, and the laid-back vibe doesn’t falter. If ever there were a room destined for good MARCH–APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 109

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ABOVE: Bamboo pieces enliven the dining room’s pine dresser, which doubles as a bar. BELOW: The kitchen table, grounded by a classic checkerboard floor, is surrounded with chairs from Crate & Barrel and Serena & Lily. FACING PAGE: French doors lead from the living room to the dining room where a warm blend of colors creates a welcoming atmosphere, especially in the evening, the designer explains.

times, this is it. The large space sports a sitting area at either end, each with a Restoration Hardware sofa bearing pillows dressed in appealing John Robshaw fabric. Robshaw fabric also covers some of the armchairs, while the curtain fabric is by Lulu DK. The mix of patterns—including the Indian dhurrie rug—is as subtly uplifting as a sea breeze. With no shortage of roosts for sitting, and plenty of landing pads for drinks, guests are easily accommodated. But Rylee has also cleverly contrived a quiet corner for letter writing, complete with choice art, an antique desk, and a wicker chair from the Portland Flea-for-All. No classic Maine retreat would be minus a dining room, but Rylee smartly keeps the lid on formality with a sisal rug, an antique Chinese table, and a host of Palecek red chairs—enough for unexpected drop-ins. An Oomph lantern mimics the chairs’ color, and heavy linen curtains (another John Robshaw fabric), picking up on the same hue, flank the windows. To help make entertaining stress free, placemats and napkins are plucked at a moment’s notice from an antique chest of drawers. A collection of whiteware finds a home in the glass-fronted corner cupboard. The only television in the house is sequestered upstairs in its own paneled room (“We never turn it on,” Rylee says). In days gone by, the space was a walk-in closet, but Rylee transformed it into a cozy sitting room with a built-in sofa/daybed for overflow guests. The additional arm chairs (a flea

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ABOVE: The large room also holds a sitting area with a settee dressed in Lulu DK fabric and a pair of fanciful swan side tables from Serena & Lily. The unframed painting is by Erika Christensen Scully. RIGHT: Blue piping highlights the chairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endearing silhouette. FACING PAGE: In the master bedroom, burlap-clad X benches from Safavieh flank the cane bed.

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his is my happy place. My spine unwinds the second I get here,â&#x20AC;? says Rylee. Naturally, then, the interior promotes relaxation, conveying a â&#x20AC;&#x153;come on in, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worryâ&#x20AC;? attitude. market score) and tailored coffee table are painted a deep nautical blueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a fun contrast to a cheery West Elm rug. Down the hall, the master bedroom displays heady splashes of blue, too, from the Serena & Lily rug to the dreamy curtains. Over the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cane bed, hangs a landscape Rylee nabbed at the Brimfield Antique Show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks just like our view,â&#x20AC;? she says with delight. Nearby, is another of her inviting tableaus: a sit-

ting area with a bamboo shelf stocked with tomes, a slipcovered settee, and lofty lamps from Peggy Carboni Antiques in Wells, Maine. The standout piece, however, is the old Sleepy Hollowâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;style chair decorated with dog heads that resemble the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet. Like the house, the chair charms without overpowering. And that speaks to Ryleeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unmistakable talent for concocting a no-fuss vacation home thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BTHSBOEBTJUDBOCFt RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 208.

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Written and produced by Stacy Kunstel Photography by Michael Partenio

Designer Nancy Serafini and her husband, Joe, turned their one-story, three-bedroom cottage on a quiet Nantucket street into a spacious— but still charming—house with plenty of room for their grown children and a passel of grandchildren.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The staircase leads to the new second floor and connects the main part of the house to Nancy’s office and a guest suite. A seat for everyone was the goal in the living room, where a pair of John Duckworth photographs stands in for views. The prevailing theme is blue and white in a variety of patterns and textures. Nancy displays her favorite antique dishware on the living room’s bookshelves and coffee table.

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ancy and Joe Serafini’s Nantucket home is not always perfect. On sunny days when there’s not a New England Home photo shoot going on, the pillows on the sofas are smooshed into cozy submission by the couple’s grown children and their spouses. One of the antique ironstone pitchers decorating the large coffee table may be at the end of a grandchild’s foot as he clomps about, shrieking with delight at his own cleverness. Tony, the couple’s Wheaten Terrier, may be trolling the floor around the kitchen island for Cheerios flung by grandchildren too adorable to scold. But even when it’s not at the peak of photo-shoot prettiness, the Serafinis’ home is about as picture-

perfect a family place as one could wish for. Grandkids and Cheerios and dog included, this is a dwelling built to make and hold memories. Back in 1985, when the couple found this property, the single level, three-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot house was great for their then-small family. A series of upgrades came with each decade. Joe’s father designed a small addition in the mid-1990s, and in 2005 the couple redid the kitchen and added a master bath. But the real commitment came in 2013 when they sold their Boston apartment and decided it was time to truly renovate and add on to their island abode, making it a more permanent home with room for their two married children and five grandchildren as well as guests.

PROJECT TEAM

Thomas Catalano and Kerri Byrne, Catalano Architects Nancy Serafini BUILDER: Les Fey and Will Gorman, Les Fey Millwork LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Patricia Dunn, Sabrina Design ARCHITECT:

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Nancy’s favorite wall color, Farrow & Ball’s Dix Blue, was the starting point for the home’s palette of blues and whites. The dining room’s pristine white walls get a warm boost from the antique chestnut that replaced the pine floors.

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“I love Farrow & Ball Dix Blue,” says Nancy. “Once I chose that, I chose all my fabrics.”

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ABOVE LEFT: Blue and white show up again in the Caskata dinnerware Nancy uses to set the kitchen island for breakfast. ABOVE RIGHT: The kitchen has a view through

the entryway into the dining room; Tony, the couple’s Wheaten Terrier, keeps a watchful eye from his spot in the hall. FACING PAGE: High ceilings give the kitchen an airy feel and make room for plenty of cabinetry.

“The only architect I wanted to work with was Tom Catalano,” says Nancy, who has worked as an interior designer for more than forty years. “He’s a quintessential Shingle-style architect, and Kerri Byrne, the project manager, was fantastic.” “One of the first projects I ever did was with Nancy,” recalls Catalano. “This home was a challenge because Nancy and Joe have had the house forever. There were a lot of decisions to be made about what they would keep and what they would get rid of.” Nancy didn’t want to lose the feeling that comes when the family descends on the house for their summer vacations. She was determined to renovate

and expand, even when the chairwoman of the Nantucket Historic District Commission suggested they tear the whole thing down and start over. “I was very sentimental about the house,” she says, “even though all the contractors said there was nothing redeeming about it.” “We took off about 75 percent of the house, kept most of the rest, and added on,” says Catalano of the nine-month process. The results are rewarding. From the antique chestnut floors (replacing the original pine) to every ceiling, crown, and cabinet detail, the architect and designer, along with builders Les Fey and Will Gorman, created a classic. From the street, the house doesn’t look much different. A new, prim, white-picket fence hems in the lush garden, brimming with hydrangea, pink roses, and astilbe. “When you go through the gate into the garden, that’s the start of the arrival MARCH–APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 121

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sequence,” says Catalano. “It’s an outdoor room, but it’s also something you can see from many of the indoor spaces.” The L-shaped house has two entrances: the first is the original front door, which was moved closer to the street to accommodate the stairs leading to the new second floor, while the second enters upon a hallway that connects the dining room with the kitchen and living room. Those rooms, plus the master suite, laundry, mudroom, offices, and a guest suite, occupy the first floor. The second floor holds the other bedrooms. During the construction phase, Nancy planned and ordered the interior elements. “It’s such a difference being your own decorator—Joe was the only push-back,” she says. “I had the happiest time picking out fabrics because no one was saying no to me! Still, I wanted to be efficient and economical.” She kept almost everything from the previous house, re-covering it or using it in a different way. Her biggest challenge was furnishing the living room. While not large, it has a seventeen-foot ceiling and is open to the airy, all-white kitchen. “Scale was a real issue,” she says. A pair of Verellen sofas and two swivel chairs face the blue-and-white-tiled fireplace. Built-in bookcases to either side hold art and design books as well as beloved pieces of Barge ware and blue-and-white Canton pottery. Between the windows overlooking the backyard are two photographs

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by John Duckworth that seem to give the room its own ocean view. The design scheme began with color. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love Farrow & Ball Dix Blue,â&#x20AC;? Nancy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once I chose that, I chose all my fabrics. But I wanted navy, too, so the fabrics had to work with that as well.â&#x20AC;? Favorite shades of blue pop up in the William Yeoward print on the wing chairs in the living room as well as in the J.D. Staron rug and the sofaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dransfield & Ross pillows. A striped linen fabric from Raoul that covers a high-backed bench in the dining room helps broaden the palette, adding oatmeal and green to the blues. The color scheme changes a bit in the master bedroom, where a pair of Toulouse-Lautrec posters that her father, a B-17 pilot, purchased right after World War II, inspired a red, white, and blue theme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The posters were a driving force behind the design,â&#x20AC;? Nancy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a remembrance of my mother and father.â&#x20AC;? Blue and white Duralee fabric hangs from floor to ceiling in front of the windows and covers a chaise longue. A red lacquered accent table resides next to a wingback chair covered in a red, blue, and white William Yeoward fabric. For the guestrooms, Nancy took a few more liberties with color, decorating one in shades of mango and lime and another with green walls and blue and

Fabrics and paint in mango and lime create a happy mood in a guestroom. FACING PAGE, TOP: The second-floor landing has become a gallery for the art Nancy and Joe didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t previously have the wall space to collect. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Nancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, a B-17 pilot in World War II, left her the two Toulouse-Lautrec prints that now hang in the master bedroom. She chose a color scheme to complement them.

white linens. Most important, everyone has a spot, whether it be for lounging or sleeping or gathering at the dining room table that seats fourteen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the kids grew older and married, we wanted to build a true family home,â&#x20AC;? Nancy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone gathers, and the laughter and cries keep us constantly jumping. Every pillow fight, every trip to the beach, they all have the best time. I look at the house as a gift to my kids and grandkids.â&#x20AC;? And while the Serafinis have filled the house with precious thingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;some that even end up on the foot of a five-year-oldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;nothing is as special as the memoSJFTUIFZIPVTFIFSFt RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 208. MARCHâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 123

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The Family That Plays A new interior Together and an expanded

landscape plan ramp up the fun factor for a couple and their active brood.

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The home, built in 1919 with Tudor-style elements inside and out, sits on a hill overlooking Hingham Harbor. Oversize windows take full advantage of the view across the circular drive, which surrounds a decorative fountain.

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The ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; existing dining room table and chairs are complemented by a Devon Bench from the Kristin Drohan Collection in a vivid coral hue. FACING PAGE: Circles and squares are a thematic constant that begins in the entry with a marble-top table on a bronze base, an Urban Electric Baxter Light, and the brass rivets of the Phillip Jeffries grasscloth on the ceiling.

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hree in the afternoon in a house with five kids under age twelve can best be described as controlled chaos. It’s a swirl of activity as children are hustled in from school, snack-sized bowls of cereal are poured and consumed, and pint-sized hockey players scurry through the halls, padded up to hit the ice. When interior designer Julie Stein was commissioned to perform a makeover on a former college roommate’s home in Hingham, Massachusetts, she

knew the job was more than cosmetic—it also had to work for a family with two busy parents and a quintet of children, including two sets of twins. Lots of kids also means lots of socializing with the families of their friends, another major consideration as the couple set about reimagining a 1919 home that, when purchased eighteen months ago, had a Tudor-style interior, with dark, heavy wood and a color palette leaning toward mustard and earth tones. “Our vision was to create an environment that is clean-lined and modern, but that complements its traditional architecture and beautiful coastal

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A seating area in the living room is brightened and lightened with hide-upholstered chairs and a glass-topped acrylic table. The deep Keegan sofas are from the Kristin Drohan Collection in Perennials fabric. FACING PAGE: The charcoal-colored millwork of the custom-built bar frames the doorway between living and dining rooms.

location,” Stein explains. “We also wanted to create rooms with a lot of warmth and practicality for raising a family. We layered a variety of textures and unusual materials together in each room to give the home an element of youthfulness and the unexpected.”

PROJECT TEAM

Julie Stein, Julie Stein Interior Design Mike Matinzi, Mike’s Carpentry LANDSCAPE DESIGN: David Schumacher, Schumacher Companies INTERIOR DESIGN:

BUILDER/MILLWORK:

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The heft of the marble-topped kitchen islands is offset by light gray cabinetry and the cheerful striped fabric on the barstools. FACING PAGE: The kids can vie for a spot on the curved settee when the family gathers for casual meals in the kitchen’s dining area. The chairs are durable Design Within Reach wishbone chairs finished in white lacquer.

The east-facing home sits on a hillside with unobstructed views of Hingham Harbor and Button Island to the front and a flat, rectangular yard behind. A short, enclosed breezeway connects a mudroom to the garage, which secures the north side of the backyard. A circular front driveway rings a decorative fountain, and the main entry opens onto a spacious foyer. Stein’s affection for geometric forms is apparent in the entry, where the rectangular shapes in the base of the round-top table are echoed in the box-style light fixture above. Bronze rivets march in formation across the grasscloth she used on the high ceiling.

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The expansive pool area can accommodate a crowd, with its well-appointed outdoor kitchen, a bar, dining table, and two seating areas, including the custom sofas that tuck into the stonework enclosures by the swimming pool. Under the pergola, seating includes natural woven Restoration Hardware outdoor furniture, X benches by Serena & Lily, and barstools by JANUS et Cie.

Underfoot, a blue Madeline Weinrib rug with a bold pattern lends a splash of color to the otherwise quiet palette of white and sand tones. Straight ahead, a woolen strié runner with a wide linen binding carries the neutral color scheme up the center staircase to the second floor, where Stein has freshened up the master bedroom in shades of blue, tan, and white, with circular patterns repeated in lamps, ceiling fixtures, and side tables. Here and elsewhere, the home’s original woodwork was preserved, in keeping with the owners’ desire to reuse rather than replace historical elements. The couple also opted to keep the previous owners’ fixtures and flourishes when they felt they suited the house. A doorbell original to the house was retained near the entry, for example, and a set of horn-stemmed Ruhlmann chandeliers still hangs in the living room.

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he fire pit, bar, and pool are stuctured in a way that “allows everyone to be together yet have their separate spaces,” says David Schumacher. Stein brought the long, narrow living room into scale by breaking the space into three distinct areas, tucking a grand piano into the large bay windows, creating a sitting area focused on the fireplace at the room’s center, and adding a custom-built bar next to the wide doorway that leads to the dining room. In the sitting area, deep couches flank a Lucite coffee table that continues the clean, light feel typical of all of the redesigned spaces in the home. Low, hide-covered chairs offer ample seating around the fire. Millwork with a charcoal finish helps to delineate the bar area from the rest of the room. In the dining room, the homeowners’ rustic dinner table and floral-patterned wooden chairs—a rare ornate flourish—drove the color choices. “The home has beautiful views of the water and backyard, so we often chose neutral backgrounds to highlight those views and added pops of color throughout,” Stein says. Here, neutral-toned grasscloth and white wainscoting define the walls, while green and coral 132 NEW ENGLAND HOME MARCH–APRIL 2017

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Morning light streams into the master bedroom across an Andrew Day Chaise from the Kristin Drohan Collection. FACING PAGE, LEFT: Cowtan & Tout’s Hayworth Trellis wallpaper accents the wall behind the bed. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: Future Grandmasters can compete at the Oomph game table. At a nearby seating area, the coffee table is topped with easy-care white-birch Edelman leather.

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he home has beautiful views of the water and backyard, so we often chose neutral backgrounds to highlight those views and added pops of color throughout,â&#x20AC;? says Julie Stein.

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accents are added with artwork, toss pillows, and the custom-sized Kristin Drohan bench. In the family room, a game table, flanked by a pair of contemporary wing-arm chairs, sets a playful mood by a window, while a leather-topped coffee table can accommodate snacking or provide extra seating when the family settles in for TV time. The kitchen also encourages gathering, with its twin islands capped with thick slabs of gray and white marble. Barstools with beachy stripes create a light, modern mood. The roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curved bay windows make a perfect spot for a table big enough to accommodate the entire family. Its custom-built banquette, upholstered in navy faux leather, makes for easy cleaning when spills inevitably occur. In close collaboration with the owners, Stein worked with landscape design and construction pro David Schumacher to create distinct backyard spaces: an outdoor kitchen, bar, and dining spot; a seating

arrangement focused on a fire pit; a heated swimming pool; and a lawn area with ample space for the sports-minded children and their friends. Knowing that the family spends most of the summer on Cape Cod, Schumacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work centered on creating gathering places that can be enjoyed during the spring and fall. An existing bluestone patio was extended to the fire pit area and around the pool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bluestone is not normally great for pools because it gets hot, but it works here because it is mostly used in shoulder season,â&#x20AC;? explains Schumacher. Carpenter Mike Matinzi built spacious custom sofas for the fire pit, which Schumacher enclosed with fieldstone walls capped with black Irish limestone. The brick garage wall made an ideal backdrop for the outdoor kitchen as well as the dining area, cozied by a large wooden pergola. Matinzi also built a sliding wooden door to protect a wall-mounted TV between the bar and dining areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It allows everyone to be together yet have their separate spaces,â&#x20AC;? says Schumacher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys can smoke a cigar at the fire pit, the women can have a drink at the bar, and the kids can play in the pool.â&#x20AC;? Indoors and out, this is a home that encourages QMBZ SFMBYBUJPO BOEÂ&#x2030;CFTUPGBMMÂ&#x2030;UPHFUIFSOFTTt RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page 208. MARCHâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 135

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Singular Sensations These New England gardens, in dramatically dissimilar settings and with wildly diverse styles, share one thing: uncommon beauty. BY REGINA COLE

MODERN DRAMA The property high on a bluff overlooking the waters of Martha’s Vineyard required a landscape every bit as dramatic, clean, and unstudied as the contemporary house that stood there. Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh took his cues from the minimalist architecture and the unspoiled natural site, creating gardens that both serve the homeowners and blend into the surroundings. Close to the house, a mown lawn provides space for play, while stone terraces echo the rectilinear architecture and present lookout points for admiring the glorious views. Van Valkenburgh specified plantings of native

white spruce, pitch pine, red cedar, and sassafras red maple, under-planted with ferns and grasses. A straight, low stone wall that echoes Martha’s Vineyard’s historic walls incorporates a footpath that connects to neighboring houses. To minimize runoff in an extraordinarily sensitive environment, the flat roofs of the house are planted with sedums and grasses. London plane and Japanese cypress trees provide shade. The result is a landscape light on maintenance and high on dramatic impact, with people-friendly areas and a sense that it grew this way all by itself.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Michael Van Valkenburgh, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: Caleb Nicholson, Contemporary Landscapes Martha’s Vineyard ARCHITECT FOR HOUSE:

Peter Rose, Peter Rose + Partners BUILDER FOR HOUSE: Holmes Hole

Builders PHOTOGRAPHY: Chuck Choi

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Joe Wahler, Stephen Stimson Associates ARCHITECT FOR ART GALLERY: David P. Handlin

of Handlin, Garrahan, Zachos & Associates LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR:

Bob Marzilli, R.P. Marzilli & Company BUILDER FOR ART GALLERY:

Grant Rhode, GF Rhode Construction PHOTOGRAPHY:

Charles Mayer

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THE ART UNDERGROUND The homeowners needed more space for their art collection, but zoning laws in their suburban Boston town forbade an addition. Joe Wahler, a principal at Stephen Stimson Associates, introduced a novel solution: an underground art gallery accessed via a head house to make the landscape into an extension of the gallery. An abstract parterre garden featuring linden trees, espaliered pin oaks, boxwood, turf, Deer Island granite, and native pea stone covers the gallery on two levels and is a work of art in itself.

It also provides display space: the head house walls show the constantly changing patterns and colors of a digital LED installation by Leo Villareal. The garden’s lower level is home to a large sculpture by Roxy Paine. While the gallery below is not immediately evident, a skylight set into the grass looks down into it. And, though it looks minimalistic and complete, this landscape will grow and change. The linden trees that front the head house will, with time, become a pleached hedge—another piece of sculpture. MARCH–APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 139

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NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD HOUSE The two-and-a-half-story frame house is a historic and important part of this suburban town, but it needed fresh surroundings. The owners, a young family, wanted a pool and a pool house, lawns for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play, outdoor dining spaces, and a fully functional outdoor kitchen. When they contacted Matt Sullivan of the Sudbury Design Group, he developed a scheme that gave the front yard a facelift as well. While municipal permitting for the pool project was under way, a pea stone driveway got a graceful new sweep to

the front door and around new maple and pear trees. When phase one was completed, Sullivan turned his attention to the backyard, which he transformed into an outdoor entertainment area. Overlooking the oversize pool is a pavilion open on three sides, housing a kitchen, bathrooms, and changing rooms. Nearby, a round dining table stands on a medallion of antique bricks; a larger dining table is across the pool, nearer to the house. A raised spa and a series of lounge chairs ensure relaxation for all.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Matt Sullivan, Sudbury Design Group HARDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: Sudbury

Design Group PAVILION BUILDER:

Twin Peaks Construction SWIMMING POOL: Aquaknot

Pools PHOTOGRAPHY:

Richard Mandelkorn

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Wesley Wirth, Thomas Wirth Associates STONE ARTIST: Lew French LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: Bob Hanss, Robert Hanss Landscape Construction and Management PHOTOGRAPHY: Alison Shaw

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HEALING THE LANDSCAPE The homeowner runs a certified Reiki practice out of her house, which led her and Wesley Wirth of Thomas Wirth Associates to think about the backyard as a body, with patterns of energy and flow. The builder had heaped fill onto a cleared site surrounded by forest, then plunked the house on it. To bring the woods closer to the house and to create a more natural landscape, Wirth removed a lot of the fill at the boundary of the lot and the woods. He designed three walls that would be dramatic sculptural elements while acting as retaining walls for the resulting ter-

race. Wirthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend, stone artist Lew French, built the walls to evoke an ancient ruined structure that has gradually been beaten down by time and enveloped by the surrounding vegetation. French dropped some of the largest stone pieces to encourage that sense. The three walls create two outdoor spaces, one a fire pit gathering place, the other a rectangular shade garden focused on a water feature. The T-shaped pool passes under a thick, mantel-like lintel topped by an arch. Ferns and other woodland plants grow around the work of art, which Wirth aptly named Three Walls. MARCHâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 143

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TALL ORDER Portland, Maine, landscape architect Soren Deniord packed multiple landscape elements into a tiny space when his client built a tall, narrow house on small city lot. Infill in New England cities is always a matter of using available space in an established neighborhood; this Portland house barely left room for a driveway, much less a garage entrance, a side door, a meditation garden, a fire pit, blueberries, ferns, a pretty tree, and massive boulders. The vertical house incorporates a number of decks, including several

atop the roof. This gave Deniord the opportunity to design garden and driveway spaces that present lovely pictures from above, where the view straight down plays off against views of the city and Casco Bay. Local materials, important to the homeowner, include serviceberry and blueberries, granite pavers cut from boulders found nearby, and benches constructed from driftwood. A fence built of native red cedar set in horizontal slats incorporates lighting; at OJHIU JUHMPXTMJLFBMBOUFSOt

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Soren Deniord, Soren Deniord Design Studio LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR:

Pinnacle Landscape & Design STONE WORK: Rockport Granite HOUSE ARCHITECT:

Brewster Buttfield, Prospect Design HOUSE BUILDER:

Cornerstone Construction PHOTOGRAPHY: House and garden view by Benjamin Moore; detail photos by Soren Deniord

RESOURCES For information about the professionals, see page 208.

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The Transformation: The beauty of the tiles, the pale tones of the walls, the harmonious lighting, and the overall feeling of lightnessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we transformed a basic bathroom into a sophisticated, spacious, bathroom that has both modern and classic elements.

The Challenge: One of the greatest challenges was creating the window at the top of the wall. Since the wall is structural, we had to reconfigure it to fit the window. The addition of the natural lighting brings extra charm and richness to the space.

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Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling 248 River St, Waltham, MA 02453 (781) 975-1809 bertolacustom.com

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The Starting Point: A young family moved into a typical suburban four-bedroom, center-hall colonial. The layout ran front to back, with the living room to the left of the entry, the dining room to the right, the kitchen to the rear, and the family room between the garage and kitchen/dining room. The kitchen was 20 years old, and the refrigerator was on its last legs.

The Challenge: A new kitchen was needed with functionality for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busy lifestyle. Not accustomed to formal dinners and entertaining, the family longed for a large, open kitchen with informal dining.

The Essentials: Interestingly, the original kitchen had been completed by Daher Interior Design. This time we flipped the kitchen to the dining room and opened adjacent walls. The re-imagined kitchen has a coveted large island for meal prep, homework, and hanging with Mom.

The Summary: Daher Interior Design was privileged to work on this home twice for separate families, 20 years apart. We are proud that this family loves the finished casual, streamlined, functional space they craved.

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PA ULA D A HER

224 Clarendon Street at Newbury Boston, MA 02116 (617) 236-0355 daherinteriordesign.com

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The Goal: Update this kitchen from drab and dated to light and energetic. The kitchen had to reflect the dynamic personalities of the homeowners and meet the needs of this young, growing family.

The Elements: A warm white paint finish and warm LED lighting were selected for this New England kitchen. The combination of recessed under-cabinet and decorative lighting provides layers of light, ranging from sunshine-bright to dimmed for evenings. The stainless-steel hood provides function with just the right amount of detail to let the patterned tile backsplash and oil-rubbed bronze light fixtures steal the show. Red knobs on the range top and in the tile motif provide a pop of color.

The Challenges: During demolition we discovered a pipe that could not be concealed behind crown molding. Relocating it was possible, but expensive. The designer proposed a deep soffit, matching the cabinetry, and ran it through the entire area, incorporating recessed lights and crown molding. Though unplanned, it became a favored detail.

The Summary: This kitchen reflects the homeownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; style. As times and tastes change, the painted, understated cabinets and the natural beauty of the granite countertops will be a great foundation, so that decorative elements like pendants and hardware can easily change to create a different look. These homeowners agree that their new kitchen exceeds their expectations in every way.

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N I NA HAC K EL

Dream Kitchens 139 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua NH 03060 (603) 891-2916 adreamkitchen.com

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The Back Story: Imagine a house that has passed its prime—a home that in the early 20th century stood as a grand manor overlooking the historic Concord River. Now, its fading stucco facade, off-balance portico, and aging roof and windows are yearning for updates. A young, suburban couple with two children decides it’s time to relocate; they see a terrific opportunity to enhance their lifestyle and improve the neighborhood.

The Elements: Enter Kistler and Knapp Builders and Stephen Hart of Hart Associates Architects, who have completed numerous custom home collaborations in the Greater Boston region. They help breathe new life into the home: a modern-day mudroom entry, an expansive open kitchen and family room, up-to-date bedrooms, a spacious master suite, a refurbished screen porch with columns and trellis, and extensive landscaping with an in-ground pool.

The Summary: So a once-striking traditional home longing for revitalization is completely transformed to meet the 21st century. The systems, HVAC, and building shell, are completely upgraded to meet current energy efficiency criteria. The interiors are customized to meet this growing family’s needs. The craftsmanship reflects old-world attention to detail merged with modern-day construction techniques... all within a collaborative building process that integrates the owner’s aspirations and architect’s aesthetic sensibilities. Success!

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   Kistler          Knapp  Builders,  Inc.   &

PRINCIPALS RENEE WEST AND DOUG STEVENSON

Kistler and Knapp Builders, Inc. 916 Main Street Acton, MA 01720 (978) 635-9700 kistlerandknapp.com

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The Starting Point: Originally built in the early 1900s, the house, with its lakefront setting, offered exceptional possibilities, but it needed to be expanded to suit the homeownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; current lifestyle and serve as their weekend retreat. Two neighboring parcels were acquired, and Meyer & Meyer, Inc. collaborated with Pressley Associates, Inc. to achieve a lakeside manor that feels like a Newport estate.

The Challenge: The design challenge was that the front and the back of the house needed to be perceived equally, but differently. The front, or street side, is quiet and discreetly tucked into the neighborhood. The lakeside, back view is extraordinarily prominent, especially from across the lake. All 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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The Starting Point: Located on Chatham’s premier oceanfront drive, this home was originally built in the early 1900s and heedlessly added onto in the 1960s, resulting in severe structural deficiencies as it settled overtime.

The Challenge: The design challenge was balancing both the programmatic needs of the homeowners to double the square footage and the goals of the Chatham Historical Commission to preserve the historical significance. It was also important to recognize that the location is paramount to the public realm and celebrated not only by the locals, but all over the world.

The Execution: The original structure was used as a guide to create an “implied history” of how the home could have grown overtime resulting in a respectful interpretation of the original design that appears natural and authentic. All of the original materials found to be reusable were incorporated in the new structure and all new materials were recreated to match the existing historic profiles. In addition, historic materials and features that are characteristic to homes in Chatham - a widow’s walk, oversailing eaves, and a brick veneered foundation - were added to enhance the architectural language of the home.

The Result: Although newly constructed, the home is rooted in its site, in scale with its surroundings, and looks and feels as though it has stood the test of time, ultimately re-commanding its presence on Chatham’s premier oceanfront drive for centuries to follow.

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PATR IC K A HEA R N

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

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The Challenge: The owners of this notable Tudor revival desired a transformation that embraced new innovations in technology and architectural styles. Careful to walk the line between renovation and restoration, Sea-Dar Construction successfully gave this architectural artifact a modern update.

The Must-Have: While the facade was preserved, the rear of the home needed to incorporate floor-to-ceiling glass walls in the sunroom, dining room, and living room, which opens to the kitchen. Natural light now floods these rooms, where vistas of the lushly landscaped backyard and entertaining areas can be enjoyed.

The Service: To keep the house operating in top shape, the homeowners hired Sea-Dar to provide property services for the home which includes interior and exterior routine seasonal inspections, landscaping and grounds maintenance, severe weather or emergency related repairs, and small improvement projects should they arise.

The Summary: The transition between Tudor revival and modern is faultless and unified. Sea-Dar Construction proved that remnants of history can mix with modern design, and the effect is not only brilliant, but also award winningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sea-Dar recently earned a PRISM Award for their work on this home.

BEFORE

Sea-Dar Construction Boston | New York | Cape & Islands 580 Harrison Ave., 4W Boston, MA 02118 (617) 423-0870 Boston (508) 419-7372 Cape & Islands (212) 561-3374 New York seadar.com

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The Challenge: Developing a property in one of New Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful and bucolic locations, and respecting the natural landscape and historic guidelines of the island, is a designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 a pool, pool house, guesthouse, tennis court, ample parking, areas for outdoor gatherings, a 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 familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enjoyment.

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

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CHARLES MAYER

The Goal: We were brought onto the project by an architect who was redesigning the residence with an emphasis on exterior views. Our task was to create a landscape, including pool and patio, worthy of those views.

The Challenges: The existing site had beautiful, mature plantings thanks to a landscape designer having previously owned the property. However, there were no outdoor amenities to give the new homeowners ways to enjoy their ample garden space.

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The Solution:

J I M D O U THI T

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

Aligning the pool perpendicular to the house allowed for a long view from inside the house, taking advantage of the depth of the property and recent renovations. Generous bluestone patios, a built-in outdoor kitchen, a stone fire pit, and the pool all give the homeowner a multitude of reasons to spend more time outside. Layered plantings seamlessly incorporate the new plantings with the mature landscape.

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aedi construction Aedi Construction, LLC 384 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02452 26 Summer Street (Rt 3A), Hingham, MA 02043 (617) 326-8255 aediconstruction.com

This 1875 brownstone is located in Beacon Hill, Boston. The proximity to its neighboring buildings as well as its historic limitations were definite challenges. The owners wanted to have the kitchen, living, and dining rooms at street level. The existing footprint didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow for these spaces to be adequately sized for a 4,700-square-foot home. The Floor Area Ratio (FAR) was not permitted to increase due to zoning restrictions. We needed to maintain the existing square footage and create a stunning new kitchen and living space inside.

The Outcome: The existing structure had a one-level room off of the basement, which extended the depth of the backyard. This square footage was traded for a wide two-story addition. Doing this allowed us to maintain the FAR as well as the square footage, and, at the same time, the client was able to achieve the design goal. The first and second stories gained large windows to let in plenty of sunlight as well. Special Marketing Section 167

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The Challenge: The kitchen of this Back Bay duplex was filled with natural light, but was isolated from the rest of the apartment. The aesthetic didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit the style of the couple, who have a collection of both antiques and Danish modern pieces, and the layout didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work well for cooking or as the hub for an active family with young children.

The Solution: The opening between the entry and the kitchen was enlarged, the coat closet relocated, and wasted space under the eaves was captured for storage, making the useable kitchen space five feet wider. The custom walnut built-in between the windows creates a dramatic focal point and provides lots of storage space; an appliance hutch and pantry are concealed in the corner, and the built-in wooden drain board keeps the counter uncluttered.

CATHERINE TRUMAN

Catherine Truman Architects 29 Warren Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (857) 285-2500 truman-architects.com

The Fun Detail: The walnut apron at the peninsula conceals hidden drawers, one per child, for their coloring books and crayons, transforming meal prep into family time.

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The Goal: The main goal of this project was to create a contemporary bathroom, with an open spacious feel, out of the original dated and cramped 1970s bathroom. The secondary goal was to make sure the new bathroom matched the rest of the renovations being done to the home, which included the kitchen and the main entryway.

The Challenge: The difficulty of this project was figuring out how to make the room feel more open and contemporary without changing the size of the room. Due to the layout of the home, the footprint of the original bathroom couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be changed. This required innovative design elements along with the removal of partitions to achieve the design goals.

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D AV I D C O H E N

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

After removing the partitions that divided up the room, we added custom concrete countertops for the sink counter and the tub deck, using long lines to create depth. We installed a large glass shower enclosure with a custom-made granite bench to help add to the open feel of the room. The supermodern hatbox toilet has no visible tank, which adds to the sleek lines of the room. The dark wood of the cabinets, Mexican river rocks, and glass wall tiles complete the look. Special Marketing Section 169

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The Potential: Oh, how I love powder rooms. Although there is limited space, I see that as an opening to orchestrate a smash hit. Speaking of openings and smashing, the ocular window, which I first saw as a liability, inspired me to go against my instinct to reduce or eliminate the heavy wood elements. Simply put, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the right wood or the right amount.

The Pleasure Boat: So we clad the entire wall with natural oak for warmth. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a traditional wood in a contemporary form that we carried throughout the house. Now the window, which initially stuck out like a porthole, evokes a yacht-like feel. The paneling, vanity, and mirror are all custom. The mirror, which is recessed perfectly into the paneling, reveals and highlights the sculptural beauty of the sconces and faucet.

MICHAEL J. LEE

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45 Newbury Street, No. 503 Boston, MA 02116 (617) 487-4475 platemark.com

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The Goal: Our client wanted to recreate some of the Italianate architectural details lost when the previous owner made changes to this historic Beacon Hill house. Our renovation work included bringing the ceilings back to the original height of (12’10’’ from about 7’4”).

The Challenge: To increase headroom, while still maintaining the original ductwork, the S+H team re-framed interior partitions and ceilings. We recreated the crown moldings by using large-scale stock wooden moldings. In addition, the plumbing and electrical utilities for adjoining units were rerouted to raise the ceiling height.

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The Design Summary:

S A RA H L AW S O N , PR ES I DENT

26 New Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 876-8286 shconstruction.com

Multiple custom built-ins were carefully crafted in the living room and office to match the style of the home, and the original floor-to-ceiling windows were restored. Lastly, new hardwood floors were laid with a border and herringbone pattern. The kitchen and dining room were also entirely redone. The home is now a true reflection of the original, but with all the modern amenities to fit our client’s lifestyle. Special Marketing Section 171

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The Backstory: Situated on the grounds of one of the most historic properties in Belmont, this former dairy barn was in rough shape. The before picture shows the barn after extensive cleaning and structural stabilizing. The homeowners wanted the barn to be an extension of their living space, as well as a gallery to display their art collection.

The Challenge: Working with historic structures is always a fun challenge; we had to find ways to retain the scale and character of the space while meeting the structural code and maximizing energy conservation. Our final solution was an elegant marriage between hidden structural panels and reclaimed barn wood to illuminate the 19th-century structural members.

The Elements: The final design incorporated a mixture of rustic elements, such as belt-driven ceiling fans and barn board paneling, while introducing modern lighting, steel staircases, and cable railings. With its own living room, two home office spaces, a dining table made from antique church pews, his and hers play lofts, a game room, and many more fun and carefully designed touches, this old barn was transformed into a perfect space for the homeowners to relax with friends and enjoy the history of their beautiful property.

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The Starting Point: The starting point of this project was a very tired and outdated colonial-style home in dire need of a renovation, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. There was great potential with this home, but it was plagued by small rooms, a floor plan with limited flow between rooms, outdated systems, a leaking roof, and a cramped master bedroom. Outside, the curb appeal was buried behind peeling paint and minimal landscaping.

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We started the renovation by mapping out the existing floor plan and developing a strategy to create a modern and inviting layout. During the course of discussions, we also decided to finish the attic and the basement. We finalized our plan and started to tear out walls and add dormers to the roofline. Once these steps were complete, the untapped potential began to shine through, and it became apparent that this home was going to yield an exciting finished product. In the end, the 4,800-square-foot home shined on every surface. Special Marketing Section 173

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1. Ambition Multicolor Vase JANUS et Cie, Boston Design Center, janusetcie.com 2. Marguerite Vase K. Colette, Portland, Maine, kcolette.com 3. Pure Water Vase Simon Pearce, Quechee, Vermont, and other New England locations, simonpearce.com 4. Roseau Vase Ligne Roset, Boston, ligne-roset.com 5. Folded Vase Lekker Home, Boston, lekkerhome.com 6. Nineteenth-century Venetian Cobalt Blue Vase Andrew Spindler Antiques and Design, Essex, Mass., spindlerantiques.com 7. Nicola Porcelain Vase Curated Kravet, Boston Design Center, curatedkravet.com

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Arteriors Maxim Pendant “The antique brass fringe just slays me. The scale and shape add drama.” Wolfers Lighting, Allston,

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We tasked interior designers Dane Austin and Danit Ben-Ari with creating luxurious bathroom retreats for a sophisticated, power couple. And, just to shake things up, Austin created the elegant bath for her, while Ben-Ari imagined a decidedly masculine room for him. Icon Vanity “The unusual coupling of the integrated black marble sink and warm wood tone of the vanity is really beautiful.” Porcelanosa, Boston Design Center, porcelanosa-usa.com

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City Bench by Maxine Snider

“It’s always luxurious to include a piece of furniture in a bathroom. This stunning bench complements the other elements in the room, and the creamy leather will hold up beautifully.” The Bright Group, Boston Design Center, thebrightgroup.com

Burnished Gold, by Jerry Teters “This art had to be in this scheme. The metallics reflect the warm surfaces and add excitement. Simply gorgeous!” tetersart.org

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“This stone in a large-scale rectangular shape offers just enough pattern to add dimension, but not distract. Use it on both the floor and walls to unify and display the other elements clearly.”

“How sumptuous to have a rug in the bathroom. The pattern adds just the right touch of ‘wow.’ And it’s soft underfoot—it’s cut shearling, after all.”

Ann Sacks, Boston Design Center, annsacks.com

J.D. Staron, Boston Design Center, jdstaron.com

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“This chandelier steals the show. What woman wouldn’t love staring up at this light fixture while lounging in her soaking tub?” collectedby.com

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Nº11 Chair from Boca do Lobo “Handsomely crafted from solid brass, this modern chair combines an avant-garde approach with classic and emblematic lines.”

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Chancey Mirror in Cream “The cerused oak and faux shagreen accents of this mirror pair a neutral palette with a unique shape that plays nicely against the chandelier.” emporiumhome.com

Almond: KRION Bathtub “A curvy soaking tub juxtaposed against the room’s strong geometric elements commands the space while adding sculptural interest.” Porcelanosa, Boston Design Center, porcelanosa-usa.com

Diana Dressing Table “This feminine vanity brings a lovely, lighthearted beauty to bath or boudoir.” Baker, Boston Design Center, bakerfurniture.com

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What’s up in the design business craftsmanship, and technology and to “raising the bar” with inspired homedesign solutions and exemplary customer service. roomscapesinc.com  AS LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects marks its twentieth anniversary

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sophisticated, a handful of Boston-area companies are working together to keep things simple for homeowners. Wolfers, System 7, and The Boston Shade Company have merged to offer one-stop shopping for home integration tech. The hybrid retail concept means homeowners and their design professionals can shop for lighting, window shades, energy systems, entertainment systems, and more—and all the technology to control them—in one place. While each company continues to have its own identity, Wolfers has added home tech products to its lighting showrooms in Allston and Waltham, and Boston Shade and System 7, both in the Boston Design Center, have added lighting to their offerings. wolfers.com, systemseven.com, bostonshadecompany.com  THE FOLKS AT

few years has worked well enough for architect Kevin ten Brinke and interior designer Kalah Talancy of KTII Design Group. Still, the husband-and-wife team is delighted with their new venture—a light-filled and airy space, also in Sudbury, that holds their new offices and a charming retail shop they’ve named Casita. The store offers home accessories, artwork,

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strangers to accolades, and now they have a new batch of awards to celebrate. The GOOD DESIGN Awards, a program founded in 1950 by onetime Museum of Modern Art curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. and design pioneers Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, bestowed four of its coveted 2016 awards on the company. The Hartford Collection, Hancock chair, and Portland chair won awards, and the Hartford lounge chair received its own recognition. thosmoser.com  WORKING TOGETHER OUT OF THEIR SUD-

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this year, the team can reflect on their success. Since the inception of the firm, the office has garnered more than twenty local and national awards. Recent accolades include recognition from both the Boston and New HAVEN York chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Meanwhile, senior associate John Haven was one of the young designers honored with a “5 Under 40” award from New England Home, and Ocean Home magazine included the Boston firm in its 2016 list of the fifty best coastal landscape designers in the country. leblancjones.com

lighting, and gifts with a focus on artisanmade and fair-trade goods. Talancy also plans to hold art shows, workshops, and pop-up shops in the Boston Post Road space. kt2designgroup.com/casita  A NEW CHAPTER HAS BEGUN AT Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. The

Rockland, Massachusetts, showroom has a new owner. Henry Lombard has a passion for cooking, and his favorite place to be is in a beautifully designed kitchen. As the head of Roomscapes, he looks forward both to continuing the company’s mission of offering the highest level of design,

seems always to be bustling with activity. Among recent goings-on, the Century Furniture showroom has undergone a remodeling, taking on a more contemporary/transitional look with walls painted a light and airy gray hue (Sherwin-Williams’s Pediment) and a host of new products, including fabrics and upholstered pieces. Designer Eric Haydel has kicked off the new year by setting up shop in a new showroom on the second floor of the BDC. And the Fall River, Massachusetts, rug company Merida has also opened a showroom in the building, making it easier for Boston-area designers and their clients to get a look at their beautiful products. centuryfurniture.com, erichaydel.com, meridastudio.com  TEN YEARS AGO, MICHAEL J. LEE WAS AN

interior designer and creative director who got the idea that it might be fun

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to look at his work from a new perspective—literally. This spring he celebrates the tenth anniversary of Michael J. Lee Photography. In a short decade, his images of the work of New England’s finest designers and architects have earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of the area’s best architectural photographers, not to mention awards from both the Boston Society of Architects and the New England chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. His work has graced the pages of shelter magazines

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may have its home office in Wellesley, Massachusetts, but a piece of its heart belongs to Martha’s Vineyard. Many of the company’s Boston-area clients have second homes on the island, and Gordon and his team recently undertook a major renovation of the grounds at the Edgartown Field Club. So it only makes sense that the firm has opened a satellite office in Edgartown’s Nevin Square. The new location lets Gordon and his team feel like they’re a part of the community and maintain a closer relationship with their Cape Cod and island clients. dangordonassociates.com  BOSTON’S NEWBURY STREET IS THE NEW

home of MUJI’s first New England store. The 10,000-square-foot space is the second North American location for the Japanese lifestyle company. The name MUJI (shortened from the original

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from the East Ferry wharf in the island town of Jamestown, Rhode Island, perhaps it’s no surprise that taste design has launched a new venture: offering interior design services for yachts. Owner Patti Watson has brought designer Candace Langan on board. Langan is a longtime designer of yacht interiors, who until recently had her own design business in Newport. tastedesigninc.com t

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CALENDAR Conservation by the Yard March 2

Could your backyard actually be a wildlife or flora habitat? Susannah B. Lerman sees a tremendous potential in backyards as a tool for reversing the loss of biodiversity. Lerman will share lessons learned from her research and how individual homeowners can support conservation initiatives in their own yards. Arnold Arboretum, Boston, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., free for members and students, $5 nonmembers, advance registration required, (617) 384-5277, arboretum.harvard.edu

Left to right: Iggy Pop, Miami (2007), and Madonna, NYC (1983), by Kate Simon, from Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography

MARCH Shoes: Pleasure and Pain Through March 12

Fashionistas take note! The Peabody Essex Museum features more than 300 pairs of shoes in an exhibit that explores the creative and cultural significance of women’s footwear. The exhibit showcases contemporary footwear from famous collectors as well as an impressive array of historic shoes. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., (978) 745-9500, pem.org Camellia Blooming Season at the Lyman Estate Through March 15

Take a mini tropical vacation without leaving New England: visit the 19thcentury 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, historicnewengland.org Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography Through May 7

The deep relationship between rock and roll and photography is examined in this

Architect Glen Small

exhibit drawn from one of the largest private collections of photographs of rock musicians in the United States. More than 300 photographs featuring stars such as Miles Davis, David Bowie, the Beatles, and Prince are on display. This is a must-see event for both photography and music enthusiasts. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., (802) 985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Through May 21

The centuries-old practice of paper cutting is reimagined and revived by contemporary artists. The intricate work is impressive, while also addressing sweeping cultural and social issues. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H., (603) 669-6144, currier.org Past is Present: Revival Jewelry Through August 19

More than 4,000 years of jewelry history is explored through 70 objects at this new exhibition that showcases the tradition of jewelers looking to the past for inspiration. Highlights include pieces by Castellani, Bulgari, and Tiffany. Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300, mfa.org

FILM SCREENING: MY FATHER THE GENIUS March 3

Documentary filmmaker Lucia Small explores the life and work of her father, architect Glen Small. Glen Small was the founder and a faculty member of the internationally acclaimed Southern California Institute of Architecture, but by the age of 61 his great promise remained unfulfilled. In the provocative film, his daughter examines Small’s thorny career and his complex personal life. 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., $12 ($8, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space), BSA Space, Boston, architects.org

Architectural Digest Design Show March 16–19

Why not head to the Big Apple for one of this year’s premier design shows? Independent makers and established manufacturers come together at this four-day event that is attended by some 40,000 people. There is plenty to do, from attending design seminars and culinary demonstrations to perusing the latest in furniture and accessories. Complimentary admission for design trade professionals who pre-register online, design trade tickets are $40 at the door, $95 VIP ticket includes trade events as well as a cocktail reception, $30 general admission ticket includes entry on all four days. Piers 92 and 94, New York City, addesignshow.com Boston Flower and Garden Show March 22–26

This year’s theme “Superheroes of the Garden” is sure to delight attendees young and old. The show will celebrate the legendary plants, crusaders, and innovative tools that are champions of the garden. A diverse lineup of lectures includes everything from “Giving Up the Grass” to “Twelve Super Roses Anyone Can Grow.” March 22 and 23, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., March 24 and 25, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., March 26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; adults $20, seniors $17, children $10. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, (800) 258-8912, bostonflowershow.com Ladies of the House Tour March 25

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

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to a holistic physician, will be examined. Otis House, Boston, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 a.m., $7 Historic New England members, $15 non-members, (617) 227-3956, historicnewengland.org NESU Herb Society: Gardening for the 5 Senses March 28

A good garden is one that looks pretty. A great garden can be defined as one that appeals to all the senses. Beautiful colors, shapes, and textures that create movement, plantings that beckon birds and bees, and flowers that invite us to lean and inhale their heady scentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;when all the senses are engaged, the garden becomes a place of endless delight. Horticulturist Kelly Orzel will guide you on creating a garden that engages the senses in both a pleasing and sustainable way. Herb Society of America NorthEast Seacoast Unit (NESU) Lecture Series cosponsored by Strawbery Banke Museum. Portsmouth, N.H., 7 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., $7 for Strawbery Banke and Herb Society members, $9 non-members, advance registration required. strawberybanke.org Boston Design Week March 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 9

This 12-day citywide design festival returns for a fourth year, and will once again feature a wide array of programs and events exploring all aspects of 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 bostondesignweek.com for the expansive schedule of offerings.

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Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries and The Boston Print Fair showcases 50 select exhibitors featuring contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, furnishings, decorative arts, and more. The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Friday 1 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., Saturday 11a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., $15, under 12 free. ad2021.com

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More than 90 artisans will be displaying their handmade jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor at this annual event. Browse through the stalls, chat with the makers, and bring some of your favorite pieces home. The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m., Sunday 11Â a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. (617) 266-1810, societyofcrafts.org Art in Bloom April 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 1

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The Zimmerman House, designed by the acclaimed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is the only Wright-designed building in New England that is open to the public. Reservations are required, and guided tours begin at the Currier Museum of Art. $20 for adults includes museum admission. Manchester, N.H., currier.org AD 20/21 April 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9

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2. Retro Cool Created by Dominique Imbert in 1968, the Gyrofocus fireplace was the first of its kind—a suspended fireplace that pivots 360 degrees. It still feels modern, doesn’t it? Architectural Fireplaces of New England, East Hampstead, N.H., and Auburn, Mass., arc-fire.com

5 3. Be Like Jackie Sister Parish and Albert Hadley used Tillett Textiles in the Kennedy White House, and now you can have them in your house. The line has just debuted at Webster & Company. Boston Design Center, webstercompany. com

4. Grub Hub The Galley reimagines the kitchen sink. This work station makes meal prep, serving, and clean-up a breeze. Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, Beverly, Mass., designerbath.com

5. Table Top Lay a table with Libeco’s new Giulia collection and you’ll feel like you’re dining al fresco in Europe. Jack + Toba, Concord, Mass., jackandtoba.com

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5 2. Sitting Pretty Perfectly proportioned for a hallway or entryway, the Marcourt settee is a lovely spot to pull off your boots or rest your latest shopping haul. Darby Road Home, Waltham, Mass., darbyroad.com

3. Knit Wit Give your bathroom a big dose of cozy with the Cable Knit Waterjet Mosaic from New Ravenna’s Palazzo Collection. The Tilery at Tree’s Place, Orleans, Mass., thetileryatp.com

4. Curve Appeal With metallic leaf and a shapely form, Gabby Home’s Gloria table brings a dash of glamour to any room. Casita, Sudbury, Mass., kt2designgroup.com/casita

5. Bit of Bling The undulating metal base of Visual Comfort’s Bracelet Lamp adds sparkle to a room the way a favorite bangle adds to an outfit. Cebula Design, Newburyport, Mass., cebuladesign.com

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this house of many gables (and rooflines). The country retreat was designed by Soyster Taylor architects of Farmington, and built in 2006. The expansive residence on forty-four prime acres in Litchfield, Connecticut, “settles conROOMS: 12 vincingly into the brow of the hill” on which 4 BEDROOMS it sits, say the architects. An unusual zigzag5 FULL BATHS shaped lot 3 HALF BATHS overlooks 7,311 SQ. FT. the town, $4,400,000 its privacy protected by narrow street frontage and a long driveway. It all seems quite formal, but once inside there’s a feeling of rich, understated elegance and an unmistakable warmth. An

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open floor plan and generous room sizes allow for entertaining on a grand scale. At the heart of the home is a beautifully appointed kitchen with soft, cream-colored cabinets and open transom shelving. It gives way to the great room proper, with its wide windows, commanding fireplace, and soaring thirtyfoot ceilings. Also on the main level: a private dining room (accessible through a butler’s pantry) and a lovely master suite with a gorgeous closet/dressing room. Most rooms on the first floor open onto a stone terrace (there are so many they had to name them: dining terrace, fountain terrace, entertaining terrace, et cetera). There’s a pool and pool house with kitchen, outdoor fireplace, and spa; herringbone brick walkways join many of the outdoor living spaces. The entry court is framed by specimen trees and laid with stones from the original Yankee Stadium. ³ Continued on page 207

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Manchester

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Josephine Baker

Ipswich

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Spacious, sun-filled 1995 Colonial on 2.48 acres. 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Flexible floor plan. Many updates include kitchen, sunroom, deck, bathrooms, wine cellar, finished basement rooms.

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Last available lot on Settler’s Lane. Colonial to be built by C P Berry Residences. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths. Open floor plan, granite kitchen, fireplaced living room. Garage.

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Ipswich

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Beautiful Colonial on 3 acres with pond. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms. Chef ’s kitchen, family room with vaulted ceiling. 1st floor en-suite bedroom and 2nd floor master suite. 3-car garage.

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Ipswich

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The Phillip Call House ca. 1658 owned/occupied by only 7 families over 350+ years. 4 bedrooms. Formal fireplaced living room, original beams. Fireplaced kitchen, deck. Barn/2-car garage.

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Wenham

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Revolutionary War who is best known for playing a decisive role in the suppression of Shays’ Rebellion years later. The final battle in the uprising took place in Sheffield—in the original village settlement known as Ashley Falls.

house in two parts: one with two bays and another with five. Mind you this is no way station between the house and great outdoors; it’s a top-flight garage. Complete with radiant heat, its own kitchenette, and laundry, it was designed expressly to house the original owner’s Porsche collection.

Contact: Nancy Kalodner, Benchmark Real Estate, Otis, Mass., (413) 528-2994, benchmarkintheberkshires.com. MLS# 217224

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Living History /////////// IF THE WALLS IN THIS CLAPBOARD COLONIAL WITH TWELVE-OVER-

twelve windows and a shake-and-slate hipped roof could talk, they’d have a lot to say. Ashley House, as it’s known, is classic New England in every way. Built by Major General John Ashley in 1762, the much loved and much remodeled ROOMS: 12 home is nestled into a bend of the Housatonic 6 BEDROOMS River on ten acres in Sheffield, Massachu6 FULL BATHS setts. It was significantly renovated at least 6,315 SQ. FT. three times: circa 1857, 1984, and 1992. The $3,150,000 house today is still a historical beauty, but one that’s immensely livable. The current owners added on guest quarters and an expansive, post-and-beam space called the River Room, featuring a soaring ceiling, vast window wall, and spectacular views. There’s an adjacent kitchen with butler’s pantry, fireplace (a cooktop and ovens are inserted into the chimney it shares with the River Room), a work island, and cast iron stove. The first floor includes a cozy family room, a sitting room with fireplace and side entry, and an original guest bedroom with fireplace and bath; three additional bedrooms, plus the master suite with a fireplace, are on the second floor. The third floor holds a media room, while the lower level boasts a spacious sauna room, a wine closet, bath, and laundry. Post-and-beam guest quarters (with three bedrooms) are attached to the main house; a post-and-beam pool house sits alongside a heated Gunite pool. The yard is a lovely mix of formal gardens—including a parterre out back—old growth trees, and decorative hedges. Duly Noted: The original owner of the property, Major

General John Ashley, was a prominent leader during the

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with this rare property on Little Harbor in Cohasset, Massachusetts. The house was built in 2005 by its current owner, a general contractor who had a very particular home in mind. Minimalist in design, it took three years to complete and was “overbuilt” in a good way, says listing agent Gail Petersen Bell. Only a narrow gravel driveway connects it to the “mainland,” so it’s really a peninsula with 360-degree views. The nearly 4,000-square-foot home is clean-lined with exposed, non-industriallooking beams. The term “Zen-inspired” is overused, but in this case, it’s true. This is a contemporary with distinctly Asian notes. With a stone-andredwood exterior, it fits perfectly into the ledge, surrounded by natural landscaping, outcroppings—and vistas. It makes an ideal year-round home or summer getaway; the floor plan is completely wide open, so the entertaining ROOMS: 7 possibilities are endless. There is no garage 3 BEDROOMS but lots of parking. The master bedroom is 3 FULL BATHS over the top, with built-ins and half-walls; 1 HALF BATH it’s designed in such a way that from the bed 3,974 SQ. FT. $5,995,000 you can enjoy three of the four views. This is an updated smart house, with multiple cameras and a weather station on the roof. Duly Noted: For more than a century, the only structure

on the site was a small stone cottage built by one Charles W. Gammons, who owned the property and had extensive land holdings in the area. Records show that the cottage was not recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places—a good thing, or the remarkable home that replaced it might not exist today. Contact: Gail Petersen Bell, Home Center Sotheby’s International Realty, Hingham, Mass., (781) 844-3277, homecentersothebys realty.com. MLS #72071527. MARCH–APRIL 2017 NEW ENGLAND HOME 207

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RESOURCES A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes METROPOLITAN LIFE: YOUTHFUL DISCRETION PAGES 44–49 Interior designer: Rachel Reider, Rachel Reider Interiors, Boston, (617) 942-2460, rachelreider.com Builder: FBN Construction, Hyde Park, Mass., (617) 333-6800, fbnconstruction.net Page 44: Mr. Godfrey chair by Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler.com; Lotus large floor lamp through Room & Board, roomandboard.com; Meike white table by Made Goods, madegoods.com; volcanic glass sculpture by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com. Page 46: Jean Luc sectional by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Miya rug by Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; Gravity floor lamp by Zuo Modern, zuomod.com; custom pillows and drapes through Makkas Drapery Workroom, makkasdrapery.com; Bond dining table by Jonathan Adler; Durston Road sideboard and Minoa side chair by Vanguard Furniture, vanguardfurniture.com; dining arm chair by Lee Industries, leeindustries.com; clear Satellite chandelier by Regina Andrew, reginaandrew.com; foyer artwork by Elizabeth Barber through Jules Place, julesplace.com; Hold sconce by SKLO Studio, sklostudio.com; Snowmass bench by Charles Stewart Company, charlesstewartcompany.com; Crescent wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler through Lee Jofa, leejofa.com. Page 47: Tom Dixon glass suspension lights, tomdixon.net; Pierson mirror by Made Goods; Seri wallpaper by Anthology, through The Martin Group, martingroupinc.com. Page 48: Teardrop lamp by Lawrence McRae, lawrencemcrae.com; carpet through Landry and Arcari, landryandarcari.com; bedding by Matouk, matouk.com. Page 49: Girl’s room Dorma twin bed by Monte Design Group, montedesign.net; Bennett nightstand by Redford House, redfordhouse. com; Bourgie table lamp by Kartell; bedding by Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com; Butterfly House wallpaper by No. 9 Thompson, jimthompsonfabrics.com; boy’s room twin bed by Monte Design Group; shale bedside table by Blu Dot, bludot.com; ring lamp in cobalt by Lazy Susan, lazysusanusa.com; bedding by Restoration Hardware and Serena & Lily; Shibori wallpaper by Scion through The Martin Group.

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY PAGES 92–103 Architectural team: Paul MacNeely, Timothy Stewart, Meredith Chamberlin, and Don Bartels, Eck MacNeely Architects, Boston, (617) 3679696, eckmacneely.com Interior designer: Jennifer Palumbo, Newton, Mass., (617) 332-1009, jenniferpalumbo.com Builder: Charles Gadbois, Wellen Construction, Marlborough, Mass., (508) 460-9508, wellenconstruction.com Landscape design: Matthew Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., (617) 905-2246, matthewcunningham.com

Landscape contractors: Stephanie and Tim Reid, Paragon Landscape Construction, North Marshfield, Mass., (781) 834-1000, paragonlandscape.com/us Kitchen designer: Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company, Boston, (617) 439-8800, venegasandcompany.com Interior millwork: Peter Murray, Fine Finish, Framingham, Mass., (508) 875-2020, finefinishinc.com, and Fine Lines in Wood, New Haven, Vt., (802) 453-6451, finelinesinwood.com Kitchen cabinets: Premier Custom-Built, New Holland, Penn., (717) 354-3059, premiercb.com Upholstery workroom: Partners in Design, Newton, Mass., (617) 965-1950, partnersindesignltd.com

Interior designer: Leslie Rylee, Leslie Rylee Decorative Arts & Interiors, New York City, (212) 473-6306, leslierylee.com Builder: Luke Lockwood, Eider Construction, Scarborough, Maine, (207) 883-0157, eiderinc.com Seamstress: Kay Sloan, Windham, Maine, (207) 415-5100 Curtain and slipcovers: Zyg Michna, Ewald’s Upholstery, Torrington, Conn., (860) 489-8901

Page 105: Antique lamps and spool table from Smith-Zukas Antiques, smithzukasantiques. com; coffee table from CB2, cb2.com; wicker chairs from One King’s Lane, onekingslane. com; umbrella crock from Portland Flea-for-All, portlandfleaforall.com; blue pillows from Lacefield Designs, lacefielddesigns.com; rug by Barclay Butera, barclaybutera.com; porch swing cushions and bolsters by Kay Sloan. Page 107: Outdoor furniture from O’Brien Ironworks, obrienironworks.com. Pages 108–109: Lamps from Smith-Zukas Antiques; rug from Indian Dhurrie Rug Company, indiandhurries.com; sofas from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; chair and pillow fabrics from John Robshaw, johnrobshaw. com; small painting by Daphne Chapin, daphnechapin.com; monogrammed throw from Swans Island Company, swansislandcompany. com; wicker desk chair from Portland Flea-for-All; curtain fabric from Lulu DK, luludk.com. Pages 110–111: Rug from Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com; chairs by Palecek, palecek. com; table from Mecox Gardens, mecoxgardens. com; lantern from Oomph, oomphonline.com; curtain fabric by John Robshaw; chest of drawers from Smith-Zukas Antiques; kitchen White Willa chairs from Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com; bistro chairs from Serena & Lily; valance fabric by Les Indiennes, lesindiennes.com. Page 112: Settee fabric from Lulu DK; coffee table from Red Egg, redegg.com; bamboo shelf and lamps from Peggy Carboni Antiques, carboniantiques.com; dog chair from Smith-Zukas Antiques; swan side tables from Serena & Lily; unframed painting by Erika Christensen Scully, erikachristensenscully.com; framed small painting from Laurin Copin Antiques, laurincopinantiques. com. Page 113: Bed from Serena & Lily; linens from Schweitzer Linen, schweitzerlinen.com; X Benches from Safavieh, safavieh.com; rug from ABC Carpet and Home, abchome.com; Marquesa curtain fabric from Raoul Textiles, raoultextiles.com.

Page 94: Bench from Dorset Custom Furniture, dorsetcustomfurniture.com, with fabric from Romo, romo.com; sconces by Boyd, boydlighting. com; rug from J.D. Staron, jdstaron.com. Page 95: Eco-fiber corner landing table from ICON Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; runner from Landry & Arcari, landryandarcari.com; Alex living room sofa by CasaDesús from Casa Design, casadesignboston. com, in Curve Smoke Blue fabric from Romo/ Kirkby Design, kirkbydesign.com; Gordo table lamps from Worlds Away, worlds-away.com; Jonathan Browning Corona pendant from The Bright Group, thebrightgroup.com; draperies by Dreamscapes of Boston, Hull, Mass., (617) 4393200; artwork (left) by Liz Barger and (right) by John Schuler through Jules Place, julesplace.com; rug from J.D. Staron. Page 96: Custom banquette by Partners in Design, with fabric from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; chairs from Room & Board, roomandboard.com; reclaimed wood table from Chilmark Design, chilmarkwoodworking. com; Noomi family room swivel chairs from Casa Design, with fabric from Sandra Jordan, sandrajordan.com; Tronco coffee table from Noir, noirfurniturela.com; fireplace from Neolith, neolith.com; sectional sofa from Flexform, flexform.it, upholstered in Hiro from Larsen, larsenfabrics.com. Page 97: Gypsy dining table in walnut from Flexform; flexform.com; quilted side chairs from The Bright Group, in Deco Night Shade fabric from Romo; Zeitraum’s Noon 5 chandelier from Casa Design; art by Doug Kennedy through Jules Place; rug from J.D. Staron; candlesticks from Arteriors, arteriorshome.com. Pages 98–99: Counter stools from Wayfair, wayfair.com, with fabric from Webster & Co., webstercompany.com; range top from Wolf, subzero-wolf.com; zinc range hood by Brooks Custom, brookscustom.com. Page 100: Outdoor furniture by JANUS et Cie, janusetcie.com. Page 102: Tub from MTI, mtibaths.com; wallmounted faucet with lever handles from Kallista, kallista.com. Page 103: Bathroom sconce from Casa Design; custom stool by Partners in Design. Alpi Grey Mist headboard fabric from Romo; night table from Chilmark Design, lacquered in Benjamin Moore Elephant Gray, benjaminmoore.com; bench from Bernhardt, bernhardt.com, with Orion Velvet Moleskin fabric by Romo/Kirkby; rug from J.D. Staron.

Architects: Thomas Catalano and Kerri Byrne, Catalano Architects, Boston, (617) 338-7447, catalanoarchitects.com Interior designer: Nancy Serafini, Nancy Serafini Interior Design, Boston, (617) 338-7447, and Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-3129, facebook. com/nancy.serafini Builders: Les Fey and Will Gorman, Les Fey Millwork, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 228-7073 Landscape design: Patricia Dunn, Sabrina Design, Greenwich, Conn., (617) 417-3637, sabrinalandscapedesign.com

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THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER PAGES 124–135 Interior designer: Julie Stein, Julie

Stein Interior Design, Wilton, Conn., (203) 354-3101, juliesteindesign. com Interior millwork: Mike Matinzi, Mike’s Carpentry, Kingston, Mass., (339) 832-2535 Cabinetmaker: Pepi Guggenberger, Guggenberger Custom Cabinetry, North Clarendon, Vt., (802) 7473246 Drapery workroom: Makkas Drapery Workroom, Framingham, Mass., (508) 877-4647, makkasdrapery. com Landscape design: Dave Schumacher, Schumacher Companies, West Bridgewater, Mass., (508) 427-7707, dschumacher.com Stonework/masonry/hardscaping/ planting: Schumacher Companies Audio/video installation: Dave

Kemp, Wiring Solutions, Marshfield, Mass., (800) 283-0595, southshorehometheater.com Swimming pool installation: Custom Quality Pools, Billerica, Mass., (978) 663-8290 Page 126: Wallcovering on ceiling by Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; Baxter light fixture by Urban Electric, urbanelectricco.com; stair runner from Prestige Mills, prestigemills. com; Livingston table base from Pearson Furniture, pearsonco. com; custom marble table top from Cumar, Everett, Mass., (617) 389-7818; area rug from Madeline Weinrib, madelineweinrib.com; ottomans by Artistic Upholstery, artisticupholsteryandfabrics. com, with China Seas fabric, quadrillefabrics.com. Page 127: Blackened wall color by Farrow & Ball, us.farrow-ball. com; Pacific Sisal wallpaper in silver by China Seas; painting by Dani Renchard, danirenchard. com; sideboard from David Iatesta, davidiatesta.com; drapery fabric from China Seas with Kravet trim, kravet.com; Belden Linear Pendant from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort. com; coral Devon bench from the Kristin Drohan Collection, kristindrohancollection.com. Pages 128–129: EF Chapman chandelier from Ruhlmann through Visual Comfort; roman shade fabric from Pindler & Pindler, pindler.com; bar counter top and backsplash marble from Cumar; small benches from Lee Industries, leeindustries. com, with Serenissimo velvet from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; bar hardware from SA Baxter, sabaxter.com; Melissa sconces from Urban Electric Company; rug from ABC Carpet and Home, abchome. com; Anders chairs from Oly Studio, olystudio.com; Konstantin Acrylic table with glass top from Noir, noirfurniturela.com; mirror

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Collection, wakefielddesigncenter.com; Nola table lamps from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com; game table from Oomph, oomphonline.com; Eliza game table chairs from Mr. Brown, mrbrownhome.com.

SINGULAR SENSATIONS PAGES 136–145 MODERN DRAMA, PAGES 136–137 Landscape design: Michael Van Valkenburgh,

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn, N.Y., (718) 243-2044, mvvainc.com Landscape contractor: Caleb Nicholson, Contemporary Landscapes Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 693-6788, clmvland.com Architect for house: Peter Rose, Peter Rose + Partners, Boston, (617) 494-0202, roseandpartners.com Builder for house: Holmes Hole Builders, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 696-6861, holmesholebuilders.com THE ART UNDERGROUND, PAGES 138–139 Landscape design: Joe Wahler, Stephen Stimson

Associates, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 876-8960, stephenstimson.com Landscape contractor: Bob Marzilli, R.P. Marzilli & Company, Medway, Mass., (508) 533-8700, rpmarzilli.com Architect for art gallery: David P Handlin, Handlin, Garrahan, Zachos & Associates, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 576-1496 Builder for art gallery: Grant Rhode, GF Rhode Construction, Chestnut Hill, Mass, and Boston, (617) 232-6173, gfrhode.com

NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD HOUSE, PAGES 140–141 Landscape design and hardscape construction:

Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 443-3638, landscapearchitectureboston.com Pavilion builder: Twin Peaks Construction, Foxboro, Mass., (781) 742-0278, twinpeaksco. com Swimming pool: Aquaknot Pools, Weymouth, Mass., (781) 335-7705, aquaknotpools.com HEALING THE LANDSCAPE, PAGES 142–143 Landscape design: Wesley Wirth, Thomas Wirth

Associates, Sherborn, Mass., (508) 651-3643 , thomaswirthassociates.com Stone artist: Lew French, Stone by Design, Vineyard Haven, (508) 560-3601, lewfrenchstone. com Landscape contractor: Bob Hanss, Robert Hanss Landscape Construction and Management; Chestnut Hill, Mass., (617) 730-8250, roberthanss.com TALL ORDER, PAGES 144–145 Landscape design: Soren Deniord, Soren Deniord

Design Studio, Portland, Maine, (207) 400-2450, sorendeniord.com Landscape contractor: Pinnacle Landscape & Design, Cumberland, Maine, (207) 504-4184 Stone work: Rockport Granite, Rockport, Maine, (207) 230-7325, rockportgraniteinc.com Architect for house: Brewster Buttfield, Prospect Design, Portland, Maine, (207) 749-7400, prospectdesign.me Builder for house: Cornerstone Construction, Portland, Maine, (207) 775-9085, cornerstonebr. comt

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