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Spirited Sophistication Grown-up elegance and familyfriendly ease happily coexist in a suburban Boston home. Text by Megan Fulweiler Photography by Nat Rea Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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The Lay of the Land In New Hampshire, the landscape spoke—and everybody listened. Text by Maria L aPiana Photography by Greg Premru Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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155 | Perspectives Stylish stools and poufs; Lucía Lighting’s Lucy Dearborn on the importance of illumination in an interior design plan; Anita Clark conjures up a cozy reading nook; three glass artists send a different message through the same medium; the natural world inspires a stunning stairway.

37 | Elements: Boho Chic Unconventional, romantic, and subtly glamorous, Bohemian Chic is a spirited decorating alternative. EDITED BY CHERYL AND JEFFREY KATZ

46 | Design Destination Cottage and Garden, Newport, Rhode Island 50 | Artistry: Winning Finish A New Hampshire artisan’s proprietary staining formulas and techniques result in furniture with a genuine “wow” factor. By Nathaniel Reade

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56 | Suburban Style: On the Bright Side A home outside Boston goes from beige to bold with whimsical art, modern patterns, and feel-good design for the whole family. Text by Julie Dugdale Photography by Michael J. Lee

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64 | In Our Backyard: Reflected Glory When it comes to mirrors, the ones Carvers’ Guild designs and makes in its Massachusetts work space are the fairest of them all. By Regina Cole 70 | Special Spaces: Beauty and the Beasts An equestrian complex in Weston, Massachusetts, combines grandeur with functionality in a space as magnificent as the champion horses that live and run there. Text by Louis Postel Photography by Marcus Gleysteen

166 | Trade Secrets: Design Champions News from and musings about the New England design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL

170 | New & Noteworthy By Paula M. Bodah

174 | Design Life Recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 180 | Calendar of Events BY LYNDA SIMONTON

184 | New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY LYNDA SIMONTON 189 | Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA 196 | Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 198 | Advertiser Index 200 | Sketch Pad State-of-the-art energy efficiency and farmhouse charm coexist in a Maine home.

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uring the final push to get this issue of New England Home off to press, I had the opportunity to be interviewed for designer and author James Swan’s burgeoning series of podcasts, Million Dollar Decorating. The prospect was, frankly, a little bit daunting. Since this past February, Swan has conducted and uploaded more than 230 conversations with erudite and fascinating folk, not a few of them design stars such as Robert Couturier, Alexa Hampton, Miles Redd, and . . . well, you get the picture. The timing, too, seemed less than ideal. Despite the best efforts of our dedicated and capable team, and despite even a final flurry of anxious late-night and over-the-weekend bustle, each magazine somehow manages to reach the printer twelve to eighteen hours

after its nominal deadline. In the event, carving out time for an interview didn’t seriously interfere with progress on the magazine. (Proof? You are reading these words!) And preparing to chat with James gave me a welcome chance to look up from the trenches and reflect more broadly on the past eleven years of learning, thought, and work. Our region’s press landscape looked quite different when we started New England Home in 2005. At the time there was mostly a huge, fuzzy, New England–shaped void in the publishing world, when it came to home design and building. The major national magazines would, occasionally, show a project in Connecticut or on the coast of Maine or on Nantucket, but generally only if there was a celebrity involved or the professionals who had worked on the home were based in Manhattan. Locally, there were a handful of city and regional magazines that fitfully covered parts of the area, but no other publication existed then that focused, across all six states, on New England architecture and design done primarily by New England architects and designers—and certainly no other publications did so while adhering to the highest national standards of look and feel. Over the years since, it has been a huge pleasure for us to track down, photograph, write about, and show you the most beautiful properties in this corner of the U.S. It is our duty and our delight to advocate for design excellence, and to expand the intricate web of relationships among clients, designers, and the makers of fine things. The quality and sophistication of our region’s best homes continue to to rise. That certainly helps make the inevitable late nights worthwhile. —Kyle Hoepner

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132–133 of our September–October issue was actually Lori McGeown of Christopher Peacock’s Boston showroom [(617) 2094500, peacockhome.com] rather than Downsview Kitchens of Boston, which worked on other areas of the house such as the mudroom and master bath. We also learned, post-publication, that the intricate custom metalwork shown on our cover and in the corresponding feature was executed by Bartek Konieczny of Solutions in Metal (bartekkonieczny.com). In Trade Secrets, we incorrectly stated that architect Lisa Reindorf had a hand in designing the set for the film Cortex of Perception. Rather, she worked on a different film called Cortex. In New & Noteworthy we referred to designer Elizabeth Benedict’s new studio and retail space in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, incorrectly. It is Elizabeth Home.

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If one were to explain Bohemian Chic style as a recipe, it might read like this: Combine a cup of the unconventional with an equal amount of romance. Add a dash of understated glamour. Stir in a good amount of pattern (organic if possible). Sprinkle with Gothic and Victorian overtones and a touch of heavy-metal attitude. Add color (optional). Mix well. Keep cool. Serve with insouciance. As an antidote to the more monochromatic, codified styles of the past few years, coupled with an increasing desire to stamp one’s surroundings with a personal point of view, Boho Chic has become the umami of decoration. A sensibility not easily defined, difficult to capture, often unexpected, and rather delicious.

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2. When combined, roses are not just roses, as evidenced by the Gypsy Rose area carpet from Dash & Albert, available in 100 percent wool or in 100 percent cotton. $105–$2,345, depending on size. Comina, Concord and Wellesley, Mass., (800) 599-5878, and The Willow, Exeter, N.H., (603) 773-9666, dashandalbert. annieselke.com

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For about seven years now, Michael Sederback has been the buyer, stylist, and all-around visual guy for Cottage and ­Garden. The store, founded sixteen years ago by Eleanor Gobis, is chock-a-block full of treasures. Whether you are a lover of bohemian chic (see “Elements,” page 37, for the design recipe) or a fan of more traditional decor, Cottage and Garden offers a wide array of furnishings and accessories for all kinds of interiors. On a recent visit, a bookcase as blue as a perfect autumn sky was laden with four clay ducks, two wooden planters, and an array of straw baskets. Portraits, still life paintings, old signs, and mile-long banners offered instant ancestry. Francophiles with Limoges leanings or Parisian preferences would be delighted by stacks of Astier de ­Villatte earthenware, Provence plates, and glassware suitable for both rouge and blanc. And then there’s the topiary and all manner of garden containers. Sederback casts a wide net when choosing items for the shop, but the selections are carefully curated. It’s hard to leave the store without finding at least one item that begs to be brought home. 9 Bridge St., Newport R.I., (401) 8488477, cottageandgardennewport.com. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. —Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

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’ve looked at a lot of artist-made furniture in my day, at museum shows, galleries, and individual studios, but I’d never nearly fallen down as a result—until Tod Von Mertens lifted that packing blanket. Von Mertens is a New Hampshirebased furniture maker with a deep voice, a soul patch, and the physique of a rock climber. As we strolled through his vast studio in Peterborough, admiring the grain on thick, tree-length slabs of

locally sourced walnut, oak, and maple, he lifted the padding around a chest of drawers, and I staggered backward like Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son. The piece had hit me, and I needed to sit. Von Mertens grew up in Peterborough, making gifts for friends and family in his father’s wood shop. His father built the first house he lived in, and much of their furniture. “Most of the work my father

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does is volunteer,” he says. “If somebody needs a dining table, he makes it and gives it to them. I loved being part of that generous spirit.” Von Mertens refers to his father’s work as “almost-fine furniture.” When his father offers to help in the shop, he says, laughing, “I have to keep an eye on him. He’s got that old Yankee attitude, ‘It’s good enough.’” He points to two plywood boxes, ready for shipping to London, England, which contain a dining table and forty kitchen-cabinet doors. “But I did let him make those packing crates.” Perhaps the most important thing he learned from his father, he says, is the attitude that you can make anything

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yourself if you want to, from beds to houses to arc welders. “That encouragement of ‘I can do that,’ got me where I am today,” he says. Von Mertens studied photography at New York University, learned to weld, and dared to mix materials in unique ways. He projected images onto sculpture, he combined a loveseat with a dresser, he mixed metal with wood. He says, “I’ve always like the dichotomy of

hard and soft.” For fifteen years, he ran his own metal-fabricating shop in Seattle, making fine lamps, fireplace tools, railings, and chandeliers for designers and architects, while making furniture on the side. Eight years ago, he decided to take two more daring leaps: he and his family moved back to Peterborough, and he began making furniture full time. His work today is a distillation of that

dichotomy he loves. The chest of drawers that nearly knocked me over has a simple metal frame of rolled steel, fabricated in his shop. The legs and pulls are shiny, the case burnished and sealed so that it looks like dark gray slate. This frames the drawer fronts, which are made of figured big-leaf maple. But this looks like no other maple you’ve seen before. Its colors aren’t the standard yellowy-tan; the grain swirls in and out

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and around with tones of blue, black, white, brown, and gray. Von Mertens has jumped over the ordinary to create what looks more like a beautiful, abstract, three-dimensional, multi-layered portrait of a boiling, crashing sea. The enhanced colors and grains of the wood aren’t the result of a tint or stain. It’s a chemical reaction Von Mertens developed over three years and tested on every type of wood that grows in North America. “It’s very finicky,” he says, “almost like alchemy.” Every batch of wood behaves differently, and he applies the formula after the piece is constructed and sanded, so sometimes a finished work is ruined. The effects he creates, however, are clearly worth it. Oak, for instance, develops complex patterns of black, gray, and brown. Black walnut adds purple tones, and maple adds blue-gray tones, like water or stone. He also composed the boards of bigleaf maple on the chest of drawers the way a painter would. He placed a bookmatched, arrow-head-shaped splotch of darker heartwood in the center left. The asymmetrical placement makes the piece more dynamic and active. He’s right when he says that it “takes it from a noun to a verb.” But which verb? Amaze? Soothe? Smack in the head? It’s probably best to see Von Mertens’s work in person and decide for yourself. And bring a chair—in case it makes you weak in the knees, too. • editor’s note: To see more of Tod Von Mertens’s

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he has modern West Coast sensibilities. He’s a farm guy who loves nature. When a new job prompted a move from their home in rural Rhode Island to the Boston suburb of Sharon, the first order of business was transforming the 5,800-squarefoot house into a space that suited both their styles. “The two of them had such

different ideas,” says designer Shari ­Pellows about her clients. “To marry their tastes was a challenge.” Two things everyone agreed on: the importance of color, and materials that were durable enough to withstand three kids, two cats, and a dog. “I really didn’t want traditional,” the wife says. “I like sparkle and fun.”

Pellows took a layered approach and started with the floors and walls, darkening what she and her clients called the The living room shares a two-way fireplace with the family room and showcases colorful abstract paintings against a neutral backdrop of staggered limestone bricks and light-colored seating. Designer Shari Pellows adds edgy energy by contrasting the cool hues of the Steven King rugs with the fiery colors in the art.

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“gymnasium colored” hardwoods and choosing a creamy white paint for the rooms, creating a blank canvas of sorts. Solid, neutral sofas and chairs in the family and living rooms begged for the addition of vivid color and plenty of texture. “I used a lot of fabrics soft to the touch, a lot of fine vinyls,” Pellows says, noting the kid-proof ingenuity of the vinyl surfaces on the family room’s ottoman and cheery yellow-topped console.

The rugs are works of art almost as expressive as those on the walls. “Rugs should be an expression of who the homeowners are, instead of something you step on,” Pellows says. Bursting with rich patterns and palettes, the floor coverings play off the art and nearby accent pieces by juxtaposing disparate colors and prints, like the cool blues of

the living room carpets that somehow work in harmony with the fiery warmth of the painting by Nellie King Solomon over the fireplace. The result is a striking display of color and texture perfectly tempered by the calming, sandy tones of the room’s bones.

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The bathroom is a work of art itself, boasting a sink with a faucet that extends from the ceiling and mirrored walls for extra sparkle. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT. The dark-blue family-room sofa is a kid- and pet-friendly choice; a game table sits in the bay window. Propane-fueled tabletop fireplaces play off the birch wall sculptures and take the place of candles in the chic dining room. In the breakfast area, a glass-top table in a white-gold finish is a subtle nod to nature. Whimsical Outpost Original stools pop against the family room’s wood paneling.

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“Shari is very creative and open-minded,” she says, “and she can take the wildest questions and turn them into something fun. So we did nature pieces with a twist. It’s very much us.” The couple wanted their kids to personalize their spaces as well, so Pellows sat down with each child to talk style. The family had recently traveled to Paris, and the eldest daughter was enamored of Versailles with its romantic rooms and Hall of Mirrors. So Pellows recreated the look, in the requested blue color scheme, with a fairytale canopy bed and glamorous mirrored accents. On the other end

of the spectrum, the youngest daughter wanted a room fit for Rock Star Barbie. Pellows obliged with a hot-pink theme punctuated by well-placed black-andwhite accents for some age-appropriate edge. The son’s high-ceilinged bedroom is sleepover-ready; in addition to a regular

bed, there’s a loft bed accessed by ladder. A desk tucks into the wall space below the loft. After a year’s worth of decorating and art perusing, the new suburbanites couldn’t be happier with the result: a compilation of tastefully bold colors, textures, and patterns showcased in a stunning, yet livable home probably unlike any other in their Sharon neighborhood. But they know the ultra-bright look—especially pieces like a Day-Glo abstract in the hallway—isn’t for everyone. “What we found is, people have a love-hate relationship with it,” says the wife. “People’s reaction to that painting tells us a lot about somebody’s personality. The very linear-minded are bothered by that piece. But if art can spark a conversation, isn’t that fun?” • RESOURCES For more information about this project,

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Reflected Glory

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Squannacook River. Inside the venerable industrial spaces, people move around workbenches, wielding the tools and machinery of light manufacturing. Everywhere you look, there are frames. Gilded, silvered, painted, tiled, plain, fancy, and

rustic, they represent styles from shiny metal modernism to twiggy naturalism to Art Nouveau to Louis Quatorze. They hang from brackets high on the walls, lean against tables, are stacked a dozen deep along hallways, and fill corners and alcoves. Shapes and sizes range from petite ovals to enormous rectangles. Since 1970, this has been the home of Carvers’ Guild, the singular company that makes fine decorative mirrors. These

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frames are empty of glass, awaiting orders that will unite them with their reflective heart. The mirrored glass might be silvered, fly-specked, beveled, or antiqued, depending on design and preference. Stylish, beautifully made mirrors are the product Carol and Carl Canner developed almost by accident. The couple met and fell in love in 1961, when she was studying painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and he was a geology major at Harvard. She had committed to renting a studio in Provincetown for the summer, painting and selling portraits to passing tourists. He invented a job for himself, renting a decrepit shack in the Truro dunes to build frames for her paintings. For the next several years they ran the summertime portrait-painting business in Rockport, Massachusetts, and, because Carl had an uncle working for Samsung, connected with a Korean source for carved frames. “We listened to the corners pop—they were not well made,” Carl says.

We decided that mirrors would be a nice, complete product.” They began crafting their own frames, and soon had a brisk business selling their mirrors to shops like Design Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An artist friend was working with Plexiglas, so Carol began to design Plexiglas mirror frames. They took off like rockets. “We started the contemporary mirror business,” says Carl. When lightning struck their Boston workshop in 1970, they moved the business to its current spot in West

A surfeit of frames led Carl and Carol to fill them with mirrors, naming their fledgling company Carvers’ Guild. That, in turn, led to the realization that they saw few stylish contemporary mirrors in furniture stores. “Just the usual gilded things,” Carol says. “Anything modern wasn’t framed, and not very interesting.

“Mirrors are one of the biggest things in design,” Carol says. “You can use one in every room.” Groton. As they looked for alternatives to overseas sources for their frames, they hit on the idea of casting them in resin. Almost the same weight as pine, resin is far more adaptable to design variation

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FAR LEFT: Mirror designer Carol Canner at work on one of her frames. LEFT: A worker hand-paints a frame’s embellishments. FACING PAGE: The SunWave mirror comes in gold leaf or silver leaf and was inspired by images of the Higgs boson particle, 21″D.

and can be finished to look like anything. The resin is poured into a flexible rubber mold, a simple, non-toxic process. “Carol makes the prototype out of clay,” Carl explains. “A mold maker makes the

apply gold leaf to them. Nearby, a worker builds a wood backing to reinforce the vast proportions of a seven-foot-by-tenfoot gilded frame. In a different area, a young man sprays foam around a carefully wrapped framed mirror, then holds down the lid as the foam expands to form a rigid enclosure around the fragile piece. With about fifteen employees, the Canners have brought every phase of production into their antique mill building, from design to shipping. Most of their customers are designers, hotels, and furniture stores. After more than four decades in the business, the couple doesn’t see any signs that demand for their products is flagging. After all, Carol points out, “Mirrors are one of the biggest things in design. You can use one in every room.” •

mold from that.” Carol has consistently stayed ahead of trends. When modernism faded and a 1980s neoclassicism took hold, she designed a black-and-white tile checkerboard frame that was a big success. These days, her sculptural modern designs are best sellers. Today, two women sit at a wide table and sand the rough edges from a new batch of frames; tomorrow, they will

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Beauty and the Beasts

An equestrian complex in Weston, Massachusetts, combines grandeur with functionality in a space as magnificent as the champion horses that live there. ///////////

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f you close your eyes and listen to the clip-clop of a great steed being led across the cobblestone courtyard, past a three-spouted fountain playing counterpoint into a ­cistern behind, it’s easy to imagine yourself reincarnated as one of those riders born to royalty you read about in romantic ­fiction. Indeed, when architect Marcus Gleysteen set out to design the Beechwood Stables complex in Weston, Massachusetts, the first stop on his research trail was the regal eighteenth-century Bourbon stables in Chantilly, France. And before drawing the most preliminary sketch, he checked out just about every notable stable within driving distance of

ABOVE: A cobblestoned courtyard creates an anchor

around which the three buildings of the complex stand. The timber-frame arena, which holds the observation area, connects to the stable via the cupola-topped covered link. RIGHT: The service barn’s second floor is devoted to a spacious, comfortable area for entertaining.

his Boston office. This included Vermont’s Shelburne Farms and Sandy Point and Glen Farm in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he was able to put his considerable riding skills to work as a further test. In Susanne Lichten Csongor of SLC Interiors, Gleysteen found a talent who could keep pace with him not only in design but on horseback, as well. “As a dedicated and experienced equestrian, her knowledge was critical in capturing the essence of the architecture with a spot-on design sensibility,” he says. Csongor and Gleysteen shared the same goal: to create a magnificent piece of what the architect calls Estate Agriculture. “While built for utilitarian equestrian use, the architecture needs to embody the values of

the people who own it and live around it,” Gleysteen explains. Three buildings comprise the Beechwood complex. Across the courtyard stands a 4,500-square-foot timber-

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ABOVE: From left to right, the service barn, observation room and arena, and stable surround visitors, riders, and horses alike in an architectural embrace. FAR LEFT: Architect Marcus Gleysteen designed the muscular light fixture that illuminates the long, liveedge mahogany table in the service barn’s entertainment space. LEFT: Radiant heat warms the barn’s floor in winter, while vents and well-situated doors provide cross-ventilation in summer.

horizontal graining, is one of the most stable and sustainable of woods, it’s rich with highly combustible resin. “That’s why we put a sprinkler system in here worthy of a nuclear plant,” he says. The other challenge: no detail goes unnoticed in timber framing. “This provided a real opportunity for creative expression,” the architect says, “and to develop a vocabulary that expresses the structural geometry in each framed, multi-gabled stable with extended roof beams on each side and a skin of board and batten and Douglas fir. Second is a 22,000-square-foot arena and observation room. The arena has six pneumatic, bi-folding hangar doors with a window wall that gives onto the observation room with its full bar and a cozy sitting area in front of a Stonehenge of a granite fireplace. And third is the two-story, 4,200-square-foot service barn, where, above the equipment trucks and gear, owners Lise and Dan Revers wine and dine guests on a seventeen-foot dark-stained slice of walnut. Hanging above the table is a massive Gleysteendesigned light fixture inspired by ancient tractor springs. When Lise rode as a young girl, she

“What makes a happy stable,” says Gleysteen, “is a healthy smell.” Not so much a smell, but a heady fragrance one would be tempted to bottle. recalls that stables were mainly converted cow barns, dark and dank and smelling of decades of bovine urine. “What makes a happy stable,” says Gleysteen, “is a healthy smell.” The proper setting of the doors to prevailing winds, the ingenious ventilation flaps in the hayloft, and the twelve extra-large, airy stalls below are the elements that, combined with the ubiquitous fresh hay, make not so much a smell, but a heady fragrance one would be tempted to bottle. The choice of timber-frame construction posed some challenges for Gleysteen. While Douglas fir, with its striking

building.” For example, in the stable, nothing juts out that might hurt a horse coming by, not the smallest latch, nor the scores of other functional details having to do with the constant circulation of 1,000-pound champion hunters. They pass cleanly down the halls, past vet stall, farrier stall, bathing stall, laundry, and tack room to the arena or one of the five grassy paddocks outside. In the arena, Gleysteen inclined the walls slightly to afford space for riders’ legs if the horses happen to run too close, and made sure the illumination was

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the arena bring in light but not distracting rays of sunlight. The observation room windows can just be seen along the arena’s right side. ABOVE RIGHT: The swirling grain in the Douglas fir, shown here in the service barn’s kitchen, is one of the key elements in Gleysteen’s design vocabulary.

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uniform so the horses won’t shy from odd strips of light. He also designed the elaborate fireplace doors with horsehead inlays

in copper and bronze for the double-sided granite fireplaces in the observation room and on the patio. Horse barns are becoming rare in New England. “So many barns are moving south these days,” says Lise. “The snow loads are collapsing the enclosed arenas.” “Which is too bad,” adds Gleysteen, “because a tradition here is getting lost.”

Meanwhile, Kingpin, a majestic horse with an elegant white blaze, is happily unconcerned. Luminous in the light and air and complementary honey hues of the Douglas fir columns, he seems to point to a future where good design makes everyone feel ennobled. • RESOURCES For more information about this project,

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and spilled out to fill The Galleria at 333 Stuart Street. Fantastical arrangements by The World of Marc Hall delighted guests as they sipped signature cocktails by Dirty Water Distillery, while sampling delicacies prepared by Davio’s restaurant. A photo booth and caricature artists enhanced the convivial atmosphere. A highlight of the evening was a spirited auction of one-of-a-kind rugs designed by the “5 Under 40” winners and handcrafted by Landry & Arcari’s weavers. Local media celebrity Jenny Johnson was the emcee for the auction. Guests showed great support for the honorees, and raised a record $33,000 to benefit Barakat, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity that supports literacy and education for women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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an Luchetti Interiors began out of a love for creative design. Jan offers a full range of interior design services from her studio in Weston, Massachusetts. With more than 12 years of experience, Jan is involved in all aspects of the interior design process, enjoying projects large and small. Jan’s approach is thoughtful and straightforward as she creates living spaces for her clients that draw upon their individual expression and qualities. Incorporating a favorite object, color, or theme, Jan maximizes the use of space, merging

beauty and style to achieve elegant, comfortable, and functional interiors that reflect each client’s lifestyle. Jan Luchetti Interiors is committed to the environment, combining luxury and sustainability whenever possible, ensuring that her projects are family- and earth-friendly. Jan’s appreciation of sustainable decorating can enhance the form and function of striking design. Projects include new construction, renovation, and project management for primary and secondary residences in Boston and surrounding areas, as well as Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and Colorado.

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eldom Scene Interiors is an international design firm specializing in all aspects of interior design. For decades, principal designer and owner, Wendy Valliere, has masterfully designed spaces for clients the world over.  Although the genesis of each project differs, the outcome is always the same… clients are astounded, speechless, and often teary-eyed by Wendy’s amazing ability to bring their dreams to life. Wendy believes everything is in the details in design as well as customer service. Her worldwide experience has illuminated her design sense and given her the knowledge and sophistication to cover all aspects of the design

process, from vision to palette to architectural and historical detail. She oversees all details from the inception of each project through to a successful and stunning reveal. Wendy is devoted to her clients’ needs, while retaining a signature style of comfortable elegance that is harmonious and never staid.  Clients are awestruck by Wendy’s talent

for transforming their homes into absolutely appropriate, perfect places to live, entertain, and treasure. Whether it’s a rustic mountain cabin, a seaside estate, a cosmopolitan condo, or a beloved family home in need of a new look, Wendy and her Seldom Scene Interiors team are masters of metamorphosis.

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ith a bright aesthetic and creative approach, the team at Blakely Interior Design believes in pushing clients just past their comfort zone to create unique and inviting spaces that beautifully reflect their inhabitants. Blakely Interior Design’s mission is to create beautiful, functional, and authentic spaces that suit each individual client. Owner and principal designer Janelle Blakely Photopoulos is proud to lead a

relationship-based, service-oriented firm known for listening to its clients’ needs and achieving their goals in a collaborative manner. This approach has often led to longterm relationships with clients. Recently recognized for its awardwinning design at the 2016 Rhode Island Home show, Blakely Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm located in South County, Rhode Island. With a penchant for color, pattern, and material exploration, Blakely Interior Design is known for creating spaces you love to come home to.

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arby Road HOME is a full-service, fine retail shop featuring the area’s most interesting inventory for the distinctive home. With more than 5,000 square feet, the showroom invites guests to view the curated collection of art, feel the comfort of our custom upholstery, touch the quality of our unique case-goods, see beautiful lighting options, and speak with one of our knowledgeable team members about interior design and the passion for creating a splendid home. The showroom’s ever-changing vignettes feature 70 different hand-selected lines that appeal to everyone who seeks to create a home that suites their personal style.   Individual, thoughtful, refined. Those three words sum up the goal of Darby Road HOME. We want our clients to know we have the resources to assist them in creating a single room or home that is individually theirs, with thoughtfully selected, refined items.

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rom sophisticated classic to cutting edge, LeBlanc Design works with each client to create a unique design that enlivens and energizes the chosen environment. Informed by a lifetime of travel in Europe and the Far East, Tiffany LeBlanc, principal, brings a fresh, curatorial eye that helps transform a home into a haven. Tiffany and her team believe the design process is a collaborative one. They enjoy being an integral part of transforming their clients’ dreams into reality. With everyday life often feeling chaotic, more and more clients express the desire to have

their home also be their sanctuary. Shying away from styles that are too trendy, LeBlanc Design’s aesthetic is texturally complex yet effortless and reflective of today’s lifestyle. “Life shouldn’t be structured around a home. A home should be structured to fit your life.” Working on projects both large and small in Boston and New England, LeBlanc Design is a full-service firm, adept at handling all aspects of the design process from the ground up. LeBlanc Design has been featured in the New England Home, Boston Globe, Best of Houzz, and HGTV’s “Bang for your Buck,” receiving a perfect 100 out of 100 score for design merit.

In the words of one client, “Tiffany has a way of getting things done— she makes it happen!”

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ovejoy Designs is a full-service residential interior design firm. Based in the Boston area, the firm has an appetite for refined materials, eye-catching color palettes, diverse textures, and strong silhouettes, resulting in a blend of traditional and modern elements. The firm provides interior design and decorating services, including space planning, furniture layouts, custom furniture design, hardware,

plumbing, color consultations, finish selections, flooring materials, sourcing of fabric and furniture, lighting, art, and accessories. Our team works in collaboration with the client, architect, and contractors to manage each project from the initial design phase to installation. We want to create designs that last for each client, enhancing the relationship between a home and the people who inhabit it. Our goal is to create environments where families can leave their own patina

and proudly open their doors to the people they love. We are here to help you discover a design style that displays your unique personality and suits your everyday life.

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ave nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~William Morris If you had a perfectly designed space, what do you envision that space doing for you? How would it make you feel? Rebecca Wilson, owner of RW Interiors, was raised in the South, where roots run deep and home is a vital touchstone. She brings that

sensibility to her design work in the greater Boston area and beyond. Her award-winning designs are layered with warmth and graciousness, creating welcoming places to gather, share secrets, stories, and laughs— places to create memories. Your home should be so much more than rooms filled with furniture. It should be a place that gives you comfort and joy. RW Interiors offers a full range of design services, working with expert craftsmen to bring your dream rooms to life.

Warm, Gracious Elegance for Contemporary Lifestyles

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Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc.

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usan Dearborn Interiors’s (SDI) philosophy of master planning, design education, and service and support makes clients feel comfortable that they are making intelligent decisions and allocating their money wisely. Whether you are downsizing or purchasing your first home, Susan will guide you through the design process with ease and efficiency. She is totally client driven and equally comfortable creating traditional, transitional, and contemporary spaces. Retail interior design sources

today are a minefield of poor-quality goods. SDI uses more than 50 manufacturers whom she feels are honest and priced fairly. She wants her clients to understand the design process and what constitutes quality. Working with builders and architects remodeling and build projects, Susan respects the “team” interaction and enjoys kitchen and bath design. SDI recently received a 2016 Houzz award for customer service and recognition badge for 500 posts to Houzz viewers idea books. Susan feels you should love your home and enjoy the design process.

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The front door opens to a ­generous foyer that provides ample room for furnishings, including a high-backed loveseat and hand-tufted custom rug from ­Hokanson. FACING PAGE: Archi­ tectural details nod to the past, but the understated profile adds modernday appeal.

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A sandstone concrete fireplace surround plays off the subtle shimmer of the Élitis wallcovering in the light-filled living room. To add punch to the neutral scheme, Polletta incorporated a bold painting by Bridges. Modern ring sconces on either side of the abstract are a clever contrast with dainty French side chairs below.

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eston, Massachusetts, has more than its share of tony homes. This one, however, a cream-colored, stick-andshingle abode on a treerimmed corner lot, attracts an extra measure of admiration. It definitely looks right at home in the neighborhood, but there is something extra—something about the exterior and, in particular, the graceful moon-shaped front entrance—that brings passersby to a stop. “I’ve heard that it speaks to a lot of people,” says architect Erik Grunigen. “I prefer not to analyze why, because every individual has Project Team

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his or her own visceral reaction.” With its cedar shingles, decorative brackets, and many-paned windows, the house is rooted in yesteryear. But its understated profile is all about today. And that’s also the welcoming interior’s mode. The open layout suits modern living. Grunigen thoughtfully lined up the breakfast room, kitchen, family room, and living room on the south side, guaranteeing spirit-lifting natural light. The less frequently used dining room and cozy study occupy the north entry side. Putting together the right team of professionals is crucial to a successful project. As designer and author Inson Dubois Wood writes in his new book, Interiors, “If design is the hub of a project, then

builders, relationships, communication, and empathy are spokes that facilitate it.” And for this home, the owners assembled the perfect team. Grunigen, interior designer Adria Polletta, and contractor Brian Davis are seasoned collaborators. The homeowners researched the group’s previous work and felt confident that their own project would be a fantastic fit. In addition, Polletta, like her clients, has young children, so she’s aware of the need for practicality. Even more advantageous were Polletta’s dual abilities. The designer (whose experience also includes working with her mother’s interior design firm, Nikki Goodnow Interiors) heads Chilmark Architectural Woodworking and Design,

A rich walnut floor sets off the kitchen’s snowy cabinetry. To further efficiency, the design team seized every opportunity for storage, tucking handy drawers even beneath the table. FACING PAGE, TOP: Polletta brings a whiff of formality to the dining room with earthyhued walls and gleaming furniture, including the shapely X-back dining chairs and a refined china hutch. The Thomas O’Brien chandeliers inject a contemporary note. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: A collection of Hunt Slonem’s whimsical bunny paintings keeps watch over the casual dining room off the kitchen.

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“I do it all, soup to nuts. When I design the millwork, I visualize the room with its finishes,” says Polletta.

A fire blazing on the family room’s granite-faced hearth draws everyone close. The most popular space in the house, the room incorporates plenty of pillows for lounging on the sofa, armchair, and window seats. FACING PAGE: A granite floor enriches the basement-level wine room, where Polletta designed the ­cabinetry to house art and books as well as all the essentials.

the firm responsible for many of the custom pieces and for the meticulous millwork that lends the home its noteworthy consistency. “I do it all, soup to nuts,” explains Polletta, modestly downplaying her range of talents. “When I design the millwork, I visualize the room with its finishes.” Traditional features such as coffered ceilings, crown moldings, and chair rails add stature and a degree of formality— not the stiff, use-the-proper-fork kind, but a sense that this home is destined to endure. Visitors stepping into the spacious foyer (large enough for a high-backed Dakota sofa by Oly) look straight through to the inviting family room, a space that

belies its usefulness. There’s a comfortable sectional, a generous ottoman with an ostrich leather top, and a bounty of storage for games and books, keeping things tidy. Versatile window seats flank the raised hearth. And like the rest of the house, the palette is neutral and soothing, with splashes of bright color scattered here and there for punch. Above the fireplace, vibrant bouquets painted by Arizona artist Jodi Maas evoke summer year round. The adjacent kitchen echoes the family room’s neutrality with Calacatta marble counters and a wealth of pale cabinets. No ordinary galley fixtures, each cabinet conceals a ship-shape walnut interior, making it as handsome inside as it is out. The trio

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of Tesla lanterns from Visual Comfort that hangs above the island provides light without bulkiness, and a sleek stainless hood watches over the cooking area. The roster of top-notch appliances includes two refrigerators—plus a third for wine storage. If the parents are enjoying a

casual Sunday lunch with the children at the mahogany kitchen table and crave, say, a rosé, it’s only an arm’s reach away. Serious wine tasting ensues in the finely crafted, temperature-controlled wine room on the basement level. The couple and their guests cluster about a november–december 2016  New England Home 103

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To facilitate grooming (and a happy marriage, according to many), the couple enjoy his and hers baths and dressing rooms.

A chaise covered in a soft Kravet fabric is a coveted reading spot in the master bedroom. The shiny nickel table is by Barbara Cosgrove. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The wife’s bath holds a Victoria ghost chair and a curved window seat for relaxing. A coffee-colored stain enriches the mahogany vanity and armoires in the husband’s bath. Opposite the couple’s bed, a Carrara marble fireplace boosts the cozy factor. A painting by Bridges adds a jolt of color to the serene space.

custom table on Donghia stools while they sip and converse. More exquisitely built cabinetry (this time of bird’s-eye maple) makes way for all the necessary accoutrements. And there’s also a TV should some major news or sporting event be unfolding. Back upstairs, the breakfast room, with its cache of whimsical bunnies painted by Hunt Slonem, is idyllic for casual family meals and all kinds of assorted activities. Polletta introduced a custom tiled sideboard by Ercole to counter the dark table and leather chairs. Nearby, the elegant cocoa-hued dining room offers yet another mealtime option. Wing chairs flank the ends of a gleaming table by Baker that looks even more luxe at night when the candles cast a glow. A graphic Mary McDonald hand-knotted rug pulls it all together. Without much coaxing, dinner guests can be happily ushered down the hall to the living room for dessert. The shimmery

Élitis wallcovering, with its underlying hints of gold, and the French side chairs seem to denote grown-up time. But this hub is also for everyday gatherings. “The owner’s seven-year-old daughter often uses this room as her make-believe office,” Polletta says. The sofa, coffee table, and chairs are transports from the owners’ previous nest. Polletta enlivened the sofa with pillows and re-covered the chairs in Groundworks by Lee Jofa. The custom area rug is posh but patterned—all the better to withstand traffic. The second floor holds two guestrooms for out-of-town visitors. Polletta has brought as much charm to these as she has to the kids’ rooms and their parents’ private quarters. In the master bedroom, an opulent Ulf Moritz wallcovering by DL Couch magnifies the light. Subtly textured, the couture backdrop complements a Lucite bench and a silver trumpet table—contemporary contrasts to the prim armchairs and ladylike chaise alongside the fireplace. A moody abstract painting is the sole spot of color. To facilitate grooming (and a happy marriage, according to many), the couple enjoy his and hers baths and dressing rooms. A large glass shower in between serves as the link. Twin built-in mahogany armoires designate Dad’s quarters, while Mom’s realm is as feminine as they come, with a marble-topped vanity and a chic and cozy rug. It’s just the sort of pampering space a busy mom craves. And, after all, if the exterior is going to speak to those passing by, shouldn’t the interiors carry on an intimate conversation with those who live within? • Resources For more information about this home, see

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The home was designed by architect Sheldon Pennoyer in the spirit of a classic New England family compound. It’s a little bit sprawling—porches and patios abound and a covered walkway connects the house with the garage— and very sheltered. Stone walls surround the house, define outdoor living spaces, and create vantage points for the site’s incredible views.

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The family had been summering in southern New Hampshire for years. They came with the kids, with friends and family, for the swimming and kayaking on pristine lakes, for the music, the theater, the quaint small towns—and for the captivating views of Mount Monadnock. They were charmed by everything the region has to offer, especially the sense of community. Three years ago, with the children growing up fast and retirement on the horizon, the couple decided to put down roots. They found the perfect parcel, one that served up a generous slice of the New Hampshire life they’d grown to love. It was vast, at 340 acres, yet it felt cozy, too. The 1930s farmhouse was surrounded by meadows, woodlands, stone walls. It offered what

garden designer Gordon Hayward describes as “comfort . . . the kind that comes from a feeling of safety and enclosure.” While the house that stood on the property had its charms, there were a few too many flaws: rooms that were gracious in size but with low ceilings, small windows that didn’t take advantage of views. The couple didn’t need more space so much as better space. They did the math on a total renovation and decided to

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Neutral, with pleasing blue notes, the living room is purposefully calm, cozy, and curated. Interior designer Cameron ­Schwabenton aimed for an updated farmhouse feel that honors the natural environment. Well-chosen antiques are plentiful, including a circa-1880 bird’s-eye view of Keene, New Hampshire, over the fireplace, a pair of Moroccan tables with antique mirror tops, and architectural wood carvings from Kerala, India.

build new. The wife says they wanted a home that looked like it belonged—but “nothing too big or too precious.” They could have put the house anywhere but chose to build on the original footprint. “We liked its nice proximity to the quiet road,” she says. Architect Sheldon Pennoyer delivered a home in sync with its surroundings. He calls it a “traditional New England farmhouse with a modern plan that connects the built environment to the natural one.” “Things unfolded in a very natural way,” says the wife, thanks to the talents of all who had a hand in building the home—from Pennoyer and builder Tim Groesbeck, to interior designer Cameron Schwabenton, to Hayward, who executed the captivating landscape design. For starters, Pennoyer really listened. “We love

that he walked the property with us,” the homeowner says. His design met every need: four bedrooms and four baths, open areas, rooms for retreat—and then some. “We created an informal set of spaces reminiscent of summer cottage living for the living room, dining room, kitchen, and screened porch,” the architect says. In New England, where spirits are plentiful, “the Project Team

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The clean-lined and practical kitchen was smartly designed by Pennoyer and his associate Jasmine Pinto. They used Jet Mist honed granite for the countertops and found the backsplash tile locally, at Cider Press Tile in Keene. FACING PAGE: The dining room was furnished around the eleven-foot-long nineteenthcentury convent table found in a shop in Pennsylvania. The Oushak rug is an antique, and the vintage dining chairs came from the homeowner’s grandmother’s home in Mississippi.

home has the spirit of an old building,” he says. He added the modern vibe, including a studio/guest room over the garage. Groesbeck was superlatively efficient. “He came in on budget, and on time—imagine!” says the homeowner. He and Pennoyer had worked together many times in the past, so the collaboration was seamless.

The house, Groesbeck knew, was part of a bigger plan for the property. The project called for clearing acres and acres of trees (some of them diseased), opening up views by creating additional meadows (which also enhanced wildlife habitats), and harvesting hardwood that was kiln-dried for use as flooring in the new house. The biggest challenge turned out november–december 2016  New England Home 111

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With its palette of warm hues and cushy furniture, the study is a sink-in-and-stay space. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The blue-and-white guest bedroom features a shiplap paneled ceiling and built-in bookcases; a circa-1905 slag-glass acorn pendant light adds a special vintage touch. Guests slumber in an antique bed from North Carolina. The master suite features a pencil-post bed and a nineteenth-century American walnut trunk, which sit on a circa-1930 Sparta rug. The oft-used window seat wears Rose Tarlow fabric.

to be the weather. “We started around Thanksgiving, and it’s a pretty exposed site, up high,” says Groesbeck. As trees came down, prevailing winds from the west picked up. “By the time we were done, we saw Vermont,” he says. Having already proved her mettle as the designer for the family’s house on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, Cameron Schwabenton was called in early on to choose colors and surfaces. “She was delightful; we showed her pictures, and she created something that felt like us,” the wife remembers. In keeping with the New Hampshire landscape, the interiors are “quiet, warm, and bright,” says Schwabenton. “They’re authentic, inspired by my clients’ dreams—with a creative touch of the unexpected. The design balances masculine and feminine, the past and present, and a sense of place.” Schwabenton used lots of antiques and custom American-made pieces within a restful palette of neutrals and blues. Texture and a judicious use of color add warmth to the space. There’s a farmhouse feel throughout, especially in the living room, where com-

fortable seating focuses on the fireplace and views, and in the cozy study with its warm browns and grays, woods, midcentury upholstery, and antiques. For his part, garden designer Hayward “got it” from the get-go. He says the first step in his process is always to “find a meeting point between the people, the house, and the land.” Once those three are in a sound relationship, he says, the appropriate design can emerge. This particular plan called for myriad outdoor spaces enclosed by classic stone walls done by the expert hand of master dry stone wall builder Dan Snow. Snow also designed and built an eightyfoot-long vegetable garden with five-foot-high walls, in the shape of a pumpkin seed. All enclosed spaces should be informed by the size of interior rooms, says Hayward; it’s orientation that inspires purpose. In this case, the north side is all about arrival. Bluestone walkways and an opening in the stone wall beckon visitors to “come this way.” The east side is an extension of the understated home. There, fine outdoor furniture sits in the protection of the house itself. A fabulous screened

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The screened porch is at once rustic and comforting, and the views inside rival the distant vistas. All of the twig furniture is from La Lune, in a natural bark finish. A country-inspired mix of upholstery fabrics softens the space, which is illuminated by a chandelier from Deep Landing Workshop, sconces from Hubbardton Forge, and the warm glow of a fireplace.

porch is sited to the west. It’s a less formal space, where stepping-stones guide the way through a shade garden. And to the south, an extraordinary vista of a fifty-acre meadow unfolds before your eyes. The plantings—all low-maintenance, with hardy good looks designed to endure New Hampshire’s long winters—were chosen last. Because the “entry expe-

rience” called for separation from a sitting area, for example, Hayward planted Stewartia, small flowering trees that create a semi-transparent screen. At the end of the day, the home and its surroundings embody the essence of New Hampshire, Hayward says: “Big views from cozy places.” • Resources For more information about this home, see page 196. november–december 2016  New England Home 115

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A New Age Of Enlightenment A dramatic interior renovation fills a stately Boston-area Tudor with light and life. Text by Debra Judge Silber Exterior Photography by Greg Premru Interior Photography by Eric Roth

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The Tudor-style house, built in 1930, underwent a complete remodel, but architect Treffle LaFleche preserved its exterior facade of brick, stone, and half-timbering. While the new interiors take a contemporary turn, the home sits comfortably in its Wellesley, Massachusetts, neighborhood of abodes in Colonial, Victorian, and Tudor styles.

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The modern look of the rebuilt main staircase and midcentury-style pendant lights brings a fresh touch to the classic bones of the stair landing. FACING PAGE, TOP: Designer Vivian Hedges and decorative painter Robert Laniak created a geometric pattern with burnished gold leaf for the front hallway floor. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The library’s original wall and ceiling paneling was restored.

Revival styles, by definition, are exercises in domes-

tic fantasy—romanticized re-interpretations of the past. The 10,000-square-foot brick-and-stone Tudor in Wellesley, Massachusetts, built in 1930, was exactly that. “It was a grand house, very elegant and estate-like,” recalls architect Treffle LaFleche. Grandeur aside, however, romancing the past ignores an important fact: few of us would actually want to live there. LaFleche’s clients knew this. They were enamored with the home’s elegance and distinctive character, but they also recognized that its dark, low-ceilinged interior did not fit their expec-

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tations of a modern home. So they called on LaFleche—along with interior designer Vivian Hedges, landscape architect Dan K. Gordon, and custom builder

Sea-Dar Construction—to restyle the home in a way that married its romantic charm with an interior they could love. To recast the home in a modern light, LaFleche followed what has become a popular playbook for architectural renovations: dramatically restyling the interior while leaving the street-facing facade intact. “People today have a lot of appreciation and nostalgia for traditional design and detailing on the outside, but there’s a strong trend to want a more contemporary space inside,” he explains. The approach was particularly suited to this project, located in a neighborhood populated by early twentieth-century revivals, including Colonials and Victorians as well as Tudors. “The front of the house really wanted to remain sympathetic to the neighborhood and the original vocabulary of the style,” says LaFleche. His remodel preserved these outward-facing elements, including the home’s dominant chimney, slender multipane windows, and facade of stone, brick, and decorative half-timbering. Preserving the exterior while almost completely reframing the interior was a challenge ably met by the building crew. “We had to cut the whole exterior wall

ABOVE: Dining chairs wear

a vivid Pierre Frey fabric that makes a striking contrast with the blue grasscloth wall covering. Sliding fabric panels stand in for drapes. LEFT: Glamour reigns in a powder room. FACING PAGE, TOP: Quiet neutrals and jolts of color make the living room both serene and energetic. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The living room’s ornate mantel was preserved, while new molding has a simpler, more contemporary profile.

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loose on the first floor,” explains John Kruse, vice president and principal of Sea-Dar Construction. “We had the whole building shored up to get the steel in.” Past the paneled door, however, the

medieval references fall away. Not all at once, but bit by bit, the few original spaces left intact—the living room, library, and dining room—give up the spotlight to a remodeled sunroom, spacious family room, and sparkling breakfast room where floor-to-ceiling glass walls are all that separate indoors from out. The juxtaposition of traditional and more modern spaces was part of the plan. “We wanted to really open up the back of the house with this contemporary gesture of glass walls, but we wanted to do it in a way that allows the integration of the new and the old,” LaFleche says. The approach results in an eclectic atmosphere that fits right in with the duality that’s so in vogue today. “Eclecticism used to get a bad rap,” LaFeche says. “We all used to think style had to be clear and pure, but we live in a complicated world where people can appreciate different styles coexisting.” Weaving together past and present was New York–based interior designer Vivian Hedges. Hedges knew the clients well, having worked with them on previous

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“When you sit at the table, you really feel as close to being outside as you can be without actually being outside,” says LaFleche.

Surrounded by nature on three sides, the breakfast room creates the illusion of dining outdoors. FACING PAGE, TOP: The sunroom features back-to-back sofas that provide a view of the television from one side and an astounding backyard view from the other. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The bright new kitchen sits at the front of the house, but opens to the family room so that backyard views can be appreciated.

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“Eclecticism used to get a bad rap,” LaFleche says. “We live in a complicated world where people can appreciate different styles coexisting.” projects, including a New York apartment and a half-dozen houses in Massachusetts. She brought a deep understanding of the family that helped pull the entire project together. Hedges set the stage by selecting surface treatments that play up—or against—each room’s traditional bones. The former is illustrated in the restoration of the library’s paneled walls and ceiling; the latter, in the application of playfully geometric gold-leaf strips sub­

dividing the floor of the front hall. She then assessed, refreshed, and assigned each of the owners’ carefully curated furnishings to new roles on the new stage. Experience, combined with an open mind and creative eye, ensured that Hedges was never at a loss for a fresh use or look for a beloved piece. “I think each house has a spirit that tells you where things should go,” she says. She engages liberally in re-upholstery and occasionally in reconstruction: for this project, she trimmed an L-shaped sofa down to loveseat-size to fit the son’s sitting area, for which she also designed a stainless-steel-trimmed workspace built into the gable wall.

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Tucked in what was an unused part of the attic, the husband’s office is accessible from the media room as well as a ladder from his dressing room. Glossy stencils on the walls of the master bedroom shimmer in the sunlight; a new bed by Euro Woodworking sits on a Steven King carpet the homeowners brought from their previous home. The spa-like master bath is a study in simplicity.

The interior remodel provided both of the couple’s teenagers with suites that include a sitting area, dressing room, and full bath. The master bedroom features his-and-hers baths and dressing rooms. Above the bedrooms, under the sharply sloped roof of the attic, the design team created inviting retreats that include a contemporary wood-paneled office for the husband (accessed, if desired, via a ship’s ladder from the dressing room below) and a cozy media room where contemporary linear wall panels and built-in seating is offset by Moroccan-style lighting and a herd of pillows covered in African fabric. Embracing the grounds as an extension of the interior spaces was a ­primary november–december 2016  New England Home 125

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Top left: Eric Roth; bottom left and top right: Greg Premru

goal of landscape architect Dan K. Gordon, whose plan for the home would win a merit award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. Working around a few stately oaks worthy of preservation, Gordon designed a series of outdoor rooms, including a dining terrace and grilling area that steps down to a sports lawn, an infinity pool, and an open shelter that features a fireplace and changing area. Restrained plantings and linear hardscapes blur the boundaries between outdoor spaces, continuing the spatial ambiguity introduced by the house’s glass walls. In the breakfast room, where steel columns create the illusion of a transparent room-within-a-room, the sensation of being outdoors is heightened. “When you sit at the table, you really feel as close to being outside as you can be without actually being outside,” says LaFleche. At the same time, it’s the cozy, inwardlooking spaces that evoke much of the

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charm in old New England homes like this one, something LaFleche acknowledged in his renovation of the two staircases. The main stairway, though rebuilt and updated, remains curled compactly within a tubular well at the front of the house; ascending them is an exercise in shelter and introspection. In contrast, the cramped switchback of the back stairs was reconfigured with open risers and suspended inside a steel-and-glass enclosure. Walking up those stairs, LaFleche says, is like treading air. “Both stairs do the same thing functionally, but they offer a completely different experience,” he says. “It’s one of those wonderful things in architecture that you get to play with.” •

At the rear of the house, Sea-Dar Construction demolished the masonry to make way for the expansive panes of glass that enclose the family room and breakfast room. The pool, pool house, and Dan K. Gordon’s award-winning landscape transformed a rocky slope. A stone fireplace means that the open pool house can still be enjoyed as the weather cools.

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have is interpreting rather than imposing,” says Boston-based interior designer Michael Carter. Hence, it’s imperative for him to forge a strong connection with his clients. By the time he’s completed a project, Carter jokes, “I know the location of their lingerie drawer and the behavior of their children.” Carter got his start two decades ago designing a stunning seven-story Back Bay townhouse. With a traditional background (he pursued museum studies in college) and southern roots (he credits his upbringing with instilling in him an appreciation for gracious living), Carter was familiar with the formal aesthetic the historic property called for: silk curtains, English portraits, and crystal chandeliers. Though he originally made a name for himself for his deft hand with traditional interiors, and he says a beautiful piece of Chippendale furniture “makes me swoon,” his portfolio is diverse. Carter categorizes his recent work into four genres: “The Escape,” “The New Classic,” “The Artful Mix,” and “The Historic Home.” The first, for example, emphasizes comfort and relaxation, while the last respects the past in a way that is stylish and elegant. Those broad classifications speak to the stylistic range

that homeowners seek out, as well as Carter’s versatility as a designer. “My work is happily rooted in tradition,” he says, “but I’m completely comfortable with a glass penthouse on Madison Avenue. My clients are all individuals with different points of view, and my job is to be their editor.” While Carter’s projects are varied in nature, one word sums up his aesthetic aim: timeless. “I love it when that word is used,” he says. “Having lasting aesthetic value, as opposed to being trendy—that is very indicative of my work.” •

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´ When Charles Hilton talks about architecture, he speaks of his firm’s humanistic approach. “We’re very focused on the user,” he says. “Scale, proportion, quality materials, natural light, energy efficiency—all transcend style.” In short, the goal is to design extremely high-functioning, well-planned and appropriately scaled houses that focus on the people who live in them. This client-first approach, coupled with designs that are inspired yet timeless, has solidified the Greenwich-based firm’s reputation for building grand houses rooted in traditional architectural principles. “Most of our work over the years has been fairly traditional,” says Hilton. “But we also believe in building homes for today. We do a lot of traditional exteriors with contemporary interiors.” Scanning the firm’s recent work uncovers one exquisite property after the next: a residence designed to evoke a French Norman farmhouse; a classic

Shingle-style home with coastal New England charm; and a commanding stone Georgian manor house that takes its inspiration from the estate house at New York’s Old Westbury Gardens. When it comes to seeking his own inspiration, Hilton turns to three primary sources: travel, nature, and— always at arms’ reach—a well-stocked library. Over two and a half decades, Hilton and his team have received many accolades, including a prestigious national Palladio Award, honoring outstanding achievement in traditional design, and multiple AIA Connecticut and trade publication awards. Most recently, he received the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Corporate Leadership Award for, among other things, his design of the Greenwich ­September 11th Memorial in Cos Cob Park. It’s an honor he’s particularly proud of. “I believe very strongly in being a good corporate citizen,” says Hilton, “and I do my best to try to give back through ­architecture.” •

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´ Ken Vona credits the school of hard knocks for his start in business. “I went to college for a couple of weeks, but I didn’t like it,” he says. He loved woodworking, trained with a few guys in the trade, and learned at the elbow of his dad, a plumbing contractor. Construction came naturally to Vona. “I’m severely dyslexic; I see the world through a different lens,” he says. “Understanding the world in 3-D is second nature.” When he struck out on his own, his dad gave him one piece of advice: “Whatever you do, do it well and don’t chase the money.” Thirty-five years later, with seventy employees and a renowned general contracting and property management company, Vona says doing the right thing by his work, his clients, and his staff is the key to his success. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm specializes in high-end new builds and renovations, with a portfolio that runs the gamut from coastal Shingle-style to classic Georgian brick to ultra-modern. Often, the scale is grand. A twenty-five-room estate the firm built in Brookline, Massachusetts, has a bowling alley, a theater, two four-car

garages, caretaker’s quarters, and a chef’s kitchen big enough to staff twenty for large parties. And the devil is in the details. “In a 10,000-square-foot house, there could easily be ten million parts and pieces that all have to come together in twelve to fourteen months,” he says. “It’s mind-boggling.” Vona takes a personalized approach. He thinks of the people who will inhabit these beautiful homes. “We take a two-dimensional plan, bring it out of the ground, and create a living, breathing home where a family is going to make memories,” he says. “Most of our houses are dream homes. It’s amazing.” •

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´ Architect, intellectual, visionary: Joeb Moore has been elevating architecture to new heights for decades. Moore’s work explores “the interface between the social and the physical, between convention and invention, and between art and construction.” He is committed to the ideal that “architecture is a material and social art that deftly engages with the visual, social, and political history and culture of which it is an active part.” In intellectual terms, Moore uses his craft as a way to relate the symbolic with the actual. And in real terms, he has built up an incredible collection of thoughtful, complex, and striking residential buildings. Take, for example, the extraordinary Bridge House, located along a 300-foot ridge that parallels Connecticut’s Housatonic River and Kent Falls State Park. The primary living space is a floating wood form anchored into the hillside

by two mirroring concrete buttress structures with dual hearths. “The house,” says Moore, “which is suspended between land and air, oscillates between a tree house, a campground, and a cave, providing a perfect escape from hectic urban life.” It’s no surprise that Moore’s work has landed him more than fifty regional and national architecture and design awards. An authority on modernist architecture, he lectures on the topic frequently and is an adjunct professor of architecture in the Barnard/Columbia Undergraduate Architecture Department and a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Ever a student himself, Moore continues to evolve his craft, both in theoretical and practical terms. “Experience is eccentric, and architecture is an act of relations where the symbolic confronts the real,” he says. “Our design work and process seeks to deepen human experience, engage our prosaic rituals, and elevate our awareness of a larger, changing world.” •

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´ Designing beautiful landscapes is both art and science. Fortunately, Anne Lacouture Penniman is highly skilled at creating spaces that look lovely and perform perfectly. Penniman comes to her craft armed with impeccable training, first from Yale, where as an undergrad she pursued history and American culture, and later from the University of Virginia, where she studied landscape architecture within the broader context of architecture and urban planning. In the twenty-five years since founding her eponymous firm, Penniman has built an award-winning practice doing everything from high-end residential and estate work, to parks, non-profits, and small commercial work. For each project, whether a grand estate or a small urban garden, there is much to consider. “Our approach is multi-dimensional,” she says. “It’s not just about the sun and the shade; it’s about the soils, the vegetation, the lost plant communities that were there before development.” The practical is key: ensuring that there is space for parking or that the vegetable garden has good drainage. And so is the existing architecture. “I’m very much about the context,” Penniman says. While her technical prowess sets her work apart, there’s also something less tangible at play. She calls it honoring the genius loci, the spirit of the space. “Here I am in someone’s yard—I’m drawing out what is good, discovering it, enhancing it,” she says.

This notion goes hand in hand with her dedication to infusing her sites with materials that are local and sustainable. “I’m so interested in nature and nature’s processes and sustainable practices,” she says. “Nature has a therapeutic, healing force, and that’s what drives my work.” And Penniman’s clients are the lucky beneficiaries, as she seamlessly bridges the gap between people and nature, form and function. •

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was only nineteen when he started Woodmeister Master Builders (then Kim and Ted Goodnow called Goodnow Brothers). He left high school halfway through, completed his graduation requirements, and had his girlfriend, Kim, pick up his diploma. He embarked on a two-year apprenticeship in a furniture-making shop in Rochester, New York, before striking out on his own. “I was just dumb enough to do it,” he remembers with a laugh. Today, he and Kim, who is now his wife, run an awardwinning, high-end construction firm that numbers 115 employees and comprises four divisions: design collaboration, fine residential construction, custom cabinetry and interiors, and lifestyle and management services. No job is too small or large for Woodmeister. In fact, Goodnow remembers a longtime client who called on him to fix her dishwasher. While he was there, he also removed a pesky bat. The next thing he knew, the client referred her son to him for a $20-million project. Woodmeister’s deep portfolio ranges from building an energy-efficient lakeside family compound in New Hampshire to restoring a 100-year-old Jacobean Tudor to overseeing a renovation that joined two units in a luxury condo development in Boston’s South End. He and his team are drawn to the challenge. “It’s been a passion of mine to rethink how construction is done,” he says. And they thrive on the fact that no two jobs are ever the same. “Every house is new and different; it’s very

­difficult to template things or make them repeatable.” Not only is Goodnow committed to the craft, but he’s also intent on mentoring the next generation of master builders, people like him who discover their passion at a young age and have the potential to dream— and build—big. •

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How did you end up running a lighting showroom and a team of lighting designers?

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and left-brained, understanding the technical side while also being creative on the art and aesthetic side. You’ve expanded beyond lighting and into furniture and accessories. Why?

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Don’t have too many focal points. Pick just one or two things in the room you want to highlight, and use a variety of types of lighting and at varied heights. Also, before you design your lighting, think about how you are going to use a space. Is it where you gather with adults for a martini, or where you balance your checkbook while the children play games? You can use different lighting circuits to change the appearance and mood of places. Adding dimmers is an excellent, inexpensive way to change an atmosphere. Use a lighting control panel and different circuits so you can set, and change, a room’s scene by merely pressing a button. •

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“A good light source is a must for any reading area. Architectural and polished, this adjustable floor lamp is so appealing.”

Style Scheme Anita Clark conjures up a cozy reading nook for escaping into the pages of the latest best seller or spending some quality time with your iPad.

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Millie Side Table by Tritter Feefer (A) Rug: Basket Stripe by Elizabeth Eakins, Studio 534 (B) Wallcovering:

“This is the perfect solution for stacking your reading by priority. The top shelf serves up what you want to read first, while the lower one is for down-the-road reading.” Available through the designer

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Local Assets Glass Acts: The medium may be the same, but the message of each of these New England artists is very different.

Æ Laura Kramer has a B.F.A in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an M.F.A. in glass from the Ohio State University, so it’s no wonder her glass work—whether blown, cast, or created with a torch—is exquisite. She also has an M.A. in cultural anthropology and material studies from Columbia University, which may explain why her pieces look like fantastical artifacts found in the earth. LBK Studio, Pawtucket, R.I., lbkstudio.com

È Small is, indeed, beautiful in the hands of Rajesh Kommineni. His colorful marbles, paperweights, and tiny sculptures are mesmerizing. At once complex and simple, they are made to be gazed at, turned every which way to see how they play with light, and contemplated endlessly. Kommineni Art Glass, Amherst, Mass., kommineniartglass.com

È Multiple interests inspire Tracy Silva Barbosa, including her background in printmaking and painting, an admiration for Asian design, a love of animation, and a fascination with the interplay between the manmade and the natural. All these influences find their way into her architectural glass pieces, which serve the dual purpose of art and function. Duende Glass, New Bedford, Mass., tsilvabarbosa.com

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What Makes It Work The heart of this home in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a beautifully textured stair tower that artfully references aspects of the natural world in a contemporary setting.

3. The quietly irregular array of slender oiled-steel rods (doing duty as balusters) was inspired by tall grasses waving in the breeze.

5. Double steel stanchions supporting the handrails are also subtly tapered to add an extra bit of interest to the design.

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Architecture: Michael Collins, D. Michael Collins Architects, South Natick and Cataumet, Mass., (508) 651-7099, dmcarch.com Interior design: Lucie Beauchemin, Beauchemin Grassi Interiors, Boston, (617) 292-0600, beauchemingrassi.com Builder: Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, Lexington, Mass., (781) 861-0086, brookesandhill.com Metalwork: Tresfort Metal Works, Somerville, Mass., (617) 627-9973, tresfortmetal.com Millwork: Tradern Fine Woodworking, Newton, Mass., (617) 393-3733, tradern.com

2. A steel-and-milkglass Isabella Lantern from McLain Wiesand, suspended from the top of the tower, provides the perfect crowning touch.

4. Horizontal ash cladding—treated with a bit of stain and tung oil to bring out the grain, and installed with a noticeable reveal between the boards—sheathes the stairwell walls, contrasting with the smoother white walls elsewhere in the residence.

Large photo: Michael J. Lee Small inset photo: Courtesy of Brookes + Hill Custom Builders

1. A single, dramatically tall window pours light through the center of the three-story structure, and makes a distinctive statement on the home’s front facade as well.

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Trade Secrets

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Both sailors moved on to seemingly unrelated careers: Jolly to computer programming and Shore to design. But when you think about it, Shore’s on-shore kitchen and bath career involves many of the attributes of champion sailors and athletes in general. She has to respond quickly to every shift in the wind and currents from concept to construction, and she has to do it with precision in a fairly unforgiving environment. As Shore sees it, her entire baby-boomer generation is tacking hard in an unforgiving environment. “Baby-boomers want to take a step back now, but can’t afford to because of the cost of living. So they figure, “If I can’t stop working, at least I can do something to soften the blow.” They’re the ones driving this trend for aging in place, especially aging in place with a big shower, soaking tub, and comfort height toilets.” Just as baby-boomers drive bath design, millennials are driving kitchen design. “They want kitchens where their kids can participate with cooking. They’d like them to eat healthy and see Mom eating healthy, too. It’s all about the earth,” says Shore. Meanwhile, to all baby-boomers and all millennials: Don’t hesitate to wave hello if you see a BMW with a number 2 Rhode Island Olympians license plate in your neighborhood. ///

Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh celebrated another Olympic

medalist last August, tennis ace Monica Puig from Puerto Rico, where Balsbaugh was born and raised. “Monica’s win meant so much to all of us,” said Balsbaugh. Twenty-one years ago, Tress-Balsbaugh was clothes shopping at Serenella when someone introduced her to designer Manuel de ­Santaren. Balsbaugh soon became de Santaren’s assistant and later his sole partner. The secret to such a long-standing Tress-Balsbaugh relationship? “We know what buttons not to push,” she says. Until recently, they shared an office in the Boston Design Center with de Santaren’s friend, the widely-known restaurant designer Peter Niemitz. They have since moved to Newbury Street above Simon Pearce, and, incidentally, a far easier jog to Serenella. Like Lynne Shore, Balsbaugh has sensed a change in the design wind over the past few years. “Clients have become more casual, less concerned with silks and satins, and more interested in indoor/outdoor fabrics. They can be extraordinarily soft and velvety, and yet you don’t have to worry about them a lot. Now you can dare to use lighter colors, mainly textured white and gray solids, and use the whole house with no parts offlimits. We have been sourcing a lot of these indoor/outdoor fabrics from Holly Hunt and Great Plains, while adding some old­‑world embroidered pillows in linen and cotton, patterned beautifully by Fortuny.”

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a profession, more about ‘liking architecture’ than about making real buildings for real people, more about architecture as sculpture and aesthetics rather than the nitty-gritty work of getting projects past the zoning board.” Dickinson, whose parents called him Duo rather than George No. 2, combines a busy practice with writing columns on architecture for the Hartford Courant, New Haven Independent, a blog, and a podcast. The author of many books, including The House You Build: Making Real-World Choices to Get the Home You Want, is tentatively titling his next opus A Home Called New England. The idea is to trace New England’s real people and real buildings trajectory from Cape survival mode to split-level suburbia and beyond. /// Somewhere among the 24,000 architec-

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high-end residential construction pros, have struck out on their own with a new venture. As partners at Archwright, a Duxbury, Massachusetts-based boutique residential building and estate management firm, Aupperlee and Lafauce act as general contractors, managing all aspects of the building of luxury homes. They chose their name as a reflection of their mission as a collaborative and hands-on company, drawing on arch as a prefix meaning chief or principal as well as its architectural meaning, and wright as a nod to Duxbury’s importance in shipbuilding history as well as the firm’s emphasis on fine home building.

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took home awards at the 2016 Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston’s (BRAGB) PRISM Awards. We don’t have the space to give everyone the accolades they deserve, but here’s an abbreviated rundown of the 2016 award winners, many of whom have had their work featured in our pages. Among the winners for architecture are ZeroEnergy Design, Patrick Ahearn, Hutker Architects, Jan Gleysteen Architects, TMS Architects, Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Olson Lewis + Architects, and Polhemus

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having fun—and a handful of our design pro friends are enjoying anniversary celebrations. Jill Goldberg marks her tenth anniversary of offering unique, wonderful things for the home in her Boston shop, Hudson. It’s been twenty years for ­Polhemus Savery DaSilva, the Cape Cod architectural firm with a national reputation for its beautiful work in southeastern New England. And Leslie Fine Interiors is also celebrating two decades of stellar work in Boston and beyond. Fine is marking her anniversary by launching a division to act as a consultant and mentor to young designers as well as to more sea-

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Chrisicos Interiors, a new showroom in Boston, hosted its inaugural trunk show, featuring a roster of expertly curated products and furnishings for the home. Guests enjoyed meeting various artisans and company representatives, while learning firsthand the stories behind the beautiful products.

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More than 250 designers and architects descended on the new Clarke Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide in Boston for its annual Designer Appreciation Event. The enthusiastic crowd sipped on cocktails and nibbled on delicacies made by Clarke’s culinary team, led by Brittany Wezner and John Craig. The evening had a decided sense of place, thanks to a replica of the Green Monster created on-site and the presence of an authentic Fenway Park sausage vendor. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Clarke Kitchen Design Awards.

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The newly imagined Nantucket by Design week debuted with an expanded five-day event featuring lectures, panel discussions, local designer vignettes, and social events focused on interior design. Dining and dancing at a festive gala at the Oldest House property on Sunset Hill was a highlight of the event.

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Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply celebrated the best of kitchen and bath design at its annual Designer SHINE Awards. The winners were fêted at a party at the company’s Beverly, Massachusetts, showroom. New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner moderated a discussion of industry trends with fashion stylist and creative director ­Brendan Cannon and Brizo’s director of industrial design, Judd Lord.

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The architectural firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva invited friends and colleagues to the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on Pleasant Bay in Harwich, Massachusetts, to celebrate twenty successful years of designing and building homes on the Cape and islands and beyond. Partygoers delighted in sweeping ocean views as they toasted the firm’s success. Guests went home with John R. DaSilva’s new book, Living Where Land Meets Sea.

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Expect great things at the 21st Annual Fine Furnishings Show–New England Region, where 80-plus well-respected regional and national craftspeople will fill every inch of the historic Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. Fans of Ellen ­DeGeneres will recognize designer Miles Endo, a finalist in Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV, who will be an exhibitor. Friday 4 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $10, Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, Pawtucket, R.I., (401) 816-0963, finefurnishingsshows. com/Pawtucket 30th Annual Boston Christmas Festival November 4–6

This long-running craft show is celebrating its 30th year. The show features more than 300 craftspeople selling a wide variety of items perfect for holiday gift-giving or decorating. A highlight of the annual event is the chef-created gingerbread houses that are sold to benefit Housing Families, a charity dedicated to ending family homelessness. World Trade Center, Boston, Friday noon–7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $15, children under 14 free, (617) 7423973, bostonchristmasfestival.com NH Open Doors November 5–6

NH Open Doors is a touring statewide shopping and sightseeing event designed to appeal to all ages. Visit and shop the open studios of New Hampshire artisans and craftspeople, tour farms, orchards, and wineries, and peruse the many galleries and retail shops. nhopendoors.com

Providence Home Show November 5–6

Homeowners have the opportunity to see the latest home innovations, speak with renovation experts, and get inspired for their next project. Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, ­jenksproductions.com Christmas at the Fells: Let it Snow! November 5–13

The historic main house of The Fells will be decorated in the theme “Let it Snow!” A team of professional interior designers, floral artists, and volunteers will create a charming winter wonderland. Weekends 10 a.m.–3 p.m., weekdays 1 p.m.–4 p.m., $18 in advance through October 30, $23 at the door, $5 children. Newbury, N.H., (603) 763-4789, thefells.org Beginning Orchid Growing November 12

Learn the essentials for growing elegant orchids. You might be surprised to find it’s easier than you think. Hosted at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, among

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest architecture, design, and construction events in the United States. Fortunately for us, it’s located right here in New England. The three-day event features exhibitors and a wide variety of educational programs. Take the opportunity to learn and connect with others in the industry. Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–4 p.m., pricing varies, Boston Convention Center, abexpo.com SMFA Art Sale November 17–20

This annual art sale benefiting the School of the Museum of Fine Arts is a great opportunity to start an art collection or add to your existing one. Students, alumni, faculty, and affiliated artists donate their works to support the school. Come ready to purchase, or simply enjoy the work of the artists. Thursday 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 369-3626, smfa.edu Boston Home Decor Show November 17–20

Back for a second year, the Boston Home Decor Show is designed to reflect the way people live and decorate today. The show will include a range of historic, modern, and contemporary home furnishings, fine art, decorative arts, and home decor. The event will kick off with a gala preview party benefiting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. A series of lectures will include “Hearing Lighting . . . Seeing Sound: Designing with All Our Senses” by keynote speaker Dakota Jackson and a talk by designer Kathryn Ireland on the confluence of entertaining, architecture, and interior design. Gala Thursday 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., $125 general admission, $250 V.I.P.;

New England Design Hall of Fame Gala November 10 New England Home celebrates ten years of honoring the careers of the region’s most esteemed design talent through the New England Design Hall of Fame. The annual gala, held in Boston’s iconic State Room, is a highlight of the fall social season for the design community. This year’s fête recognizes the 2016 inductees. Boston, $320 for individuals, $3,000 for a table of ten. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., (617) 938-3991, ext. 713, nehomemag.com/hall-of-fame/about

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Concord Museum Holiday House Tour December 3

show Friday 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m., $15, The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, (617) 363-0405, ­bostonhomedecorshow.com Christmas at the Newport Mansions November 19–January 2

Indulge in the splendor of the holiday season by touring three of Newport’s historic mansions bedecked for Christmas. The Breakers, the Elms, and Marble House will be decorated for the holidays. Highlights of the tour include gingerbread replicas of the mansions, Christmas trees, and a display of the Vanderbilt family’s New York Central Railroad model train. The Breakers opens daily at 9 a.m., the Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m. The last tour admission at all three houses is at 4 p.m., and the houses and grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission to all three houses, $29.49 for adults; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas with a 3 p.m. closing on December 24. The Preservation Society of Newport County, (401) 847-1000, newportmansions.org Portland’s Victoria Mansion November 25–January 8

Portland’s Victoria Mansion will open its doors so visitors can enjoy the historic home in all its holiday splendor. This year the mansion will be decorated from top to bottom by area designers in the theme A Currier & Ives Christmas. The mansion will also hold a Christmas Gala, November 30. Open daily 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Portland, Maine, (207) 772 4841, ­victoriamansion.org

DECEMBER CraftBoston Holiday December 2–4

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is the premier New England exhibition and sale of contemporary art, craft, and design. There will be 175 national and international artists showcasing unique and limitededition work in furniture, jewelry, clothing, and home decor. Shop among the booths, meet the makers, and learn first-hand about their skill, training, and inspiration. $15, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Hynes Convention Center, Boston, (617) 266-1810, craftboston.org

Get inspired to decorate your home for the holidays at the annual Concord Museum Holiday House Tour. This selfguided tour lets you explore some the historic town’s most interesting homes. Each house is decorated for the season by a professional designer or florist. Advance ticket sales: $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $50 day of the tour. Concord, Mass., 11 a.m.–4 p.m., concordmuseum.org RISD Alumni + Student Art Sale December 10

This annual sale features the work of more than 200 Rhode Island School of Design alumni and current students. Shop for unique pieces for gift-giving, or buy something for yourself. The show features apparel, jewelry, fine art, glass, ceramics, and more. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $7, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, risdalumnisales.com Custom House Maritime Museum Holiday House Tour December 10

For more than twenty years, people have kicked off the holiday season at this annual holiday house tour in beautiful Newburyport. Highlights include several homes located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, a countryside retreat, and a shipbuilder’s Colonial residence. Newburyport, Mass., $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Museum members, active military members, and children under 6 are admitted free, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (978) 462-8681, thechmm.org

Boston Society of Architects Gingerbread House Design Competition December 12–January 1

Boston area architects flex their creative muscles with a new medium—gingerbread! Local firms create confections out of gingerbread that are put on display for all to enjoy at the BSA Space. This family-friendly event is sure to inspire gingerbread creativity at your home. The creations are auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Community Design Resource Center of Boston. Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.–5 p.m., BSA Space, Boston, (617) 391-4000, architects.org •

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4. Shake it Up The Gigi Shaker from William Yeoward will be the star of your holiday party. Lux Bond & Green, various New England locations, lbgreen.com

5. Sitting Pretty A sculptural piece finished in black lacquer and gold leaf, Niermann Weeks’s Infinity Bench would be a lovely addition to a bedroom or foyer. M-Geough, Boston Design Center, m-geough.com

6. So Haute Embellished with delicate beading and intricate stitching, Schumacher’s glamorous collection of couture trims has us dreaming of dazzling pillows and drapes. Schumacher, Boston Design Center, fschumacher.com

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2. Great Scott! Scot Meacham Wood’s natty collection of tartans, damasks, and tattersalls will inspire you to break out the bagpipes. Elizabeth Home, Chestnut Hill, Mass., elizabethhomedecor.com

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3. Fine Finish Constant Credenza, designed by Robyn Branch for Kindel Furniture, introduces a new painted finish technique—Striata lacquer. The lushly layered surface and chic hardware add exceptional style to this versatile piece. Baker Furniture, Boston Design Center, bakerfurniture.com, kindelfurniture.com

4. Heavy Lifter Faribault Woolen Mill’s hearty log carrier will have you hauling your logs with all-American style. Common Deer, Burlington, Vt., commondeervt.com

5. Speed Central Enjoy the swiftness of induction cooking, and the good looks of a chefstyle range with Wolf’s new thirty-six-inch induction range. Clarke, Boston and Milford, Mass., clarkeliving.com

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Gorgeous and Green

Over The Top ///////////

OVER the top Photos: Remark Visions

Praise the roof! There are lots of reasons to love the roof-

top terrace (at 1,100 square feet, it’s larger than many condos in the area) of this 1919 brick-and-beam warehouse that has been turned into luxury living space in Boston’s Seaport District. One could easily live up there, with its fab downtown views, open-air lounge area with fireplace, full Viking kitchen, and glassed-in, four-season room with TV, seating, dining, and storage areas. If, however, you choose to use the rooftop strictly for entertaining (or stargazing), you’re in luck, because what lies beneath is pretty awesome, too. The fifth-floor, 2,742-squarefoot unit (actually two

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units combined) was renovated five years ago. It has all the aesthetic amenities you’d expect from an industrial-style loft, like the brick walls and exposed ductwork. The kitchen features concrete countertops ROOMS: 8 and a massive island; arched windows provide 4 BEDROOMS 2 FULL BATHS period detail in the living/dining areas. A 1 HALF BATH roomy flex space can be used for an office or 2,742 SQ. FT. studio. Three of the four bedrooms are at one $3,449,000 end of the unit, while the luxurious master suite is at the other. Duly Noted: Ask

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DOVER, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite 1910 Country Estate set on 7 acres offering superb renovations, chef’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 5 fireplaces, pond, 3-car garage and carriage house. $5,800,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Spectacular new construction ready to customize set on 2.5 acres featuring 13 rooms, 6 bedrooms, stone fireplace, chef’s kitchen, finished lower level and 4-car garage. $4,999,000

Steve Verdelli, Sales Associate | C. 617.922.4714

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BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Superb Contemporary 6 bedroom home overlooking conservation land with custom appointments and finishes, professional grade indoor and outdoor kitchens, 3 car heated garage. $4,280,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Secluded 8,000+ sq. ft. Manor set on a 6.7 acre Kingdom Lot offering stunning design, open floor plan, soaring great room, 6 bedrooms, in-law suite and 4-car garage. $4,236,000

Jayne B. Friedberg & Deborah M. Gordon, Sales Associates | J. 617.899.2111 | D. 617.974.0404

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NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Classic and significant West Newton Hill home restored to perfection. Discover 4/5 en suite bedrooms, custom kitchen, original details, pool, and exquisite brick work. $3,450,000

HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Classic shingle-style waterfront home with nautical architectural details, extensive deck, 180 ft. of frontage, 5 bedrooms, chef’s kitchen, open layout, and landscaped grounds. $3,300,000

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WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated Colonial home with 2-story foyer, 4+ bedrooms, formal rooms, French doors, office, recreation rooms, roof deck, and bluestone patio with sonos system throughout the house. $2,995,000

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WINCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS Custom, 6,700+ sq. ft. home offers dramatic architecture, elegant appointments, 5 en suite bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, large patio, hardwood floors, & attached 3-car garage. $2,779,000

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Superbly designed 2016 contemporary with unwavering quality, exquisite craftsmanship, high end finishes and appointments. Elegant and comfortable for today’s lifestyle. $2,595,000

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ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS Artfully renovated South End residence offering expansive Atlantic Ocean views, 5 bedrooms, handcrafted details, open spaces, gardens, granite terrace, and 2-car garage. $2,395,000

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Renovated Contemporary home offering beach rights, soaring ceilings, hardwoods, 2-sided fireplace, gourmet kitchen, plus sumptuous master suite. $2,150,000

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Manchester

Coolidge Point Oceanfront Estate on 1.68 acres. Shingle-style 6-bedroom, 6-full & 3-half bath home. Chef’s kitchen, library, Great Room & elevator. 3-bedroom, 3-bath Guest Cottage. Beach rights.

The J Barrett & Company website is your “go-to” when you are looking for a new home. Our site offers easy and concise searches for the most current listings throughout the North Shore and Massachusetts - that includes weekly Open Houses and community information right on our homepage. Whether it’s a first-time home, ocean front residence, equestrian property or investment opportunity, the J Barrett & Company website has everything you are looking for.

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Marblehead

Direct harbor-front property with shared dock. Fully renovated 1890 Gambrel estate. Original charm with fully upgraded features and systems. Beautifully landscaped grounds. 4-car garage.

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Wenham

Exquisite Shingle-style home. 6+ landscaped acres with barn and pool. Meticulously maintained, updated property with high-quality construction, exceptional finishes. Near train, highways.

West Newbury

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Indian Meadow Farm. 21-acres bordered by Greenbelt conservation protected land with riding trails. State-of-the-art 36-stall Morton barn/indoor arena, renovated house, adjoining apartment.

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Unique Marblehead Neck property with rentable Carriage House on 1+ acres. 1910 English country style 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with period detail, charm. Many recent upgrades. 8-car parking.

Prides Crossing

Francine Cecieta

The Cressy Team

Hamilton

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Nantucket Queen Anne Colonial built in 1997. Private setting. Lovely 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home. Sunny open floor plan, outstanding architectural details, 4 fireplaces. West Beach membership.

Ipswich

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Rockport

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Ocean views from this exceptional Andrews Point Colonial. This 6 bedroom home features multiple ocean facing patios & decks, a fire-placed living room & master bedroom and has hardwood flooring throughout.

The Militello Team

Essex

Offered at $1,150,000

Country haven for equestrian lifestyle! 2008 4-stall barn, climate-controlled tack room, 10-foot overhang, run-outs, grass paddocks. Extensively updated, luxurious 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home.

Elegant, well-maintained home at Turner Hill. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 half-baths. Open 1st floor plan, fireplaced living room, luxury master suite, office/library. Granite eat-in kitchen.

Stunning Nantucket shingle-style home abuts conservation property to the ocean. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. Fireplaced library and living room. Includes potential buildable lot.

Kristal Pooler

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Manchester

Offered at $989,000

Custom 6-year-old Village Colonial. State-of-theart marble/stainless kitchen open to fireplaced family room. Nicely finished basement, beautiful 2nd floor master suite, finished 3rd floor.

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Rockport

Offered at $839,900

Beverly

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Dramatic 4-bedroom, 2-bath Contemporary abuts John Kieran Nature Preserve. Ocean views. Formal living room with cathedral ceiling, 2nd level family room. Large master suite. 2-car garage.

Standley Gardens. Custom-built 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath homes completed by October 2016 near Route 128. Open concept floor plan, granite/stainless kitchens, hardwood floors, gas fireplace.

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to luxury condominiums, restaurants, attractions, nightlife, clubs, bars, hotels, and event spaces. It really is not one, but several, neighborhoods, and while most agree it’s in growth mode, some say it’s bound to be the next big thing. Contact: William Montero, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Boston, (617) 312-7232, sothebysrealty.com, MLS # 72003056

Camping It Up /////////// Fully restored and winterized, this is one of the few remain-

ing authentic nineteenth-century camps on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Known as Boulder Lodge, the four-bedroom, three-bath Shingle-style ROOMS: 10 home was built as a summer cottage in 4 BEDROOMS 1840. The main residence is sheltered by 2 FULL BATHS a large wraparound porch; the interiors 7,177 SQ. FT. are warmed by fir trim and flooring and $4,500,000 Craftsman touches throughout. With wide windows, as in every room, the kitchen is a perfect blend of cozy, country, and cool (thanks to a farmhouse sink, commercial range, and large soapstone island). But this isn’t just a very nice house; it’s a family compound. There are five guest cottages (three of which have grandfathered footprints that allow them to stand, in part, on piers in the water). There’s a separate dining cottage with kitchen and an attached covered outdoor dining area with fieldstone fireplace, and even a media cottage. It all sits on nearly six acres, a level parcel on a peninsula, with 641 feet of lakefront, including a sandy walkin beach and two permanent docks. Duly Noted: The home has had a few residents of note,

including the current homeowners, descendants of the founders of a prominent pharmaceutical company and drugstore chain. The property was owned for a time by members of the Lipton family (of tea fame). And it was built in 1840 by members of the LePage family (of glue fame). Contact: Kristin Hayes Claire, LandVest, Concord, N.H., (603) 227-2411, landvest.com. Property ID # 4453028

Gorgeous and Green /////////// Appreciate exceptional modern design? Inclined toward

waterfront living? In the market for a quintessential, architect-designed contemporary on the Cape? You’ve found it. For starters, this home makes a breathtaking picture. It sits on a striking bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, its horizontal red cedar siding taking on an unusual glow at sunrise and sunset. Located in Truro, the residence was designed by Jill Neubauer, an architect known throughout ROOMS: 10 the Cape and islands and beyond for her 4 BEDROOMS innovation and dedication to sustainability. 5 FULL BATHS Completed in 2010, it features rooms graced 1 HALF BATH by a palette of natural materials (wooden 6,800 SQ. FT. $5,995,000 walls, limestone floors, honed granite). Minimalist, streamlined, and comfortable, not cold, the interiors all showcase the view through ample sliders and banks of floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows. It’s one with nature, and yet sheltered; a coastal bank creates a buffer from extreme conditions. Per Neubauer, it is designed for LEED compliance, constructed with sustainable and non-toxic materials, and powered with alternative energy systems. Its unfussy floor plan includes easy access to both public and private spaces, all of them roomy and comfortable. And up top, a flat roof serves as an open-air outdoor living room with ­fireplace. Duly Noted: Site

and orientation were critical to the design of this home on 1.26 acres. Architect Jill Neubauer explains: The plan is organized along the north/ south axis, while the house is split along the east/ west axis. Translation: Public spaces occupy the northern half of the house and private spaces enjoy the southern exposure. The living spaces are all pushed toward the water, and the rectangular footprint parallels both bluff and beach, maximizing views from every room. Contact: Paul Grover, Fran Schofield, Robert Paul Properties, Chatham. Mass., (508) 945-5553, robertpaul.com. MLS # 21510771

camping it up photos: Greg Premru Gorgeous and Green photos: Durston Saylor

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Resources A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes SUBURBAN STYLE: ON THE BRIGHT SIDE PAGES 56–60 Interior designer: Shari Pellows, Shari Pellows Interiors, Sharon, Mass., (617) 388-4300, sharipellowsinteriors.com Builder: James Cullen, Cullen Custom Homes, Walpole, Mass., (508) 759-1157, cullencustomhomes.us Interior millwork: Franjo Katic, K International Woodworking, Norwood, Mass., (781) 413-6899, kwoodart.com Audio/video design/installation:

Alex Ford, Scene Selections, Nashua, N.H., (603) 369-7370, scene-selections. com Wallpaper installation:

Jeff Giordano, Jeff Giordano Wallpaper, Belmont, Mass., (617) 489-2795 Window treatments: Tracy Barber, David’s Draperies, Braintree, Mass., (617) 356-0700

❤ Us Pin Us Come see what’s “Pin” worthy from the pages of New England Home Magazine

Page 56: Armless loveseats by Duralee, duralee. com; loveseat with arms by A. Rudin, arudin.com; coffee tables from M-Geough, m-geough.com; art by Nellie King Solomon (large), nelliekingsolomon. com, and Michael Finnegan (small), michaelfinneganart.com; rugs from Steven King Decorative Carpets, skcarpets.com. Page 57: Sectional sofa by Duralee; vinyl ottoman by Kravet, kravet.com; rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets; resin art by Sand T Kalloch, sandtworks.com; faux fur stool from Outpost Original, outpostoriginal.com; drapes from Clarke & Clarke, Clarke-clarke.co.uk; custom burlap-wrapped game table by Art Applications, artapplications.com; swivel chairs by A. Rudin; Katoucha breakfast table by Jacques Garcia for Baker in white-gold finish, bakerfurniture.com; artistic frame chairs from Icon Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0655; apple accent from JANUS et Cie, janusetcie.com; light fixture from Moooi, moooi.com; rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets; glass-bottomed dining table from Cattelan Italia, cattelanitalia.com; chairs upholstered in Casamance, casamance.fr, for Webster & Company, webstercompany.com; birch wall hangings by Gisela Griffith, giselagriffith. com; tabletop fires from Anywhere Fireplace, anywherefireplaces.com; custom frostedglass cabinet by K International Woodworking, kwoodart.com; drapes from Webster & Company; wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets. Page 58: Sink and toilet by Duravit, duravit. us.com; light fixture by HelenBilt, helenbilt.com; wall coverings by Phillip Jeffries; painting by Gisela Griffith. Page 59: Hallway painting by Kerry Armstrong, kerryarmstrongart.com.au; bench from Baker, upholstered in fabric by Jim Thompson, jimthompsonfabrics.com; rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets; William canopy bed by Haute House, hautehousehome.com, from

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Horchow, horchow.com; linens and pillows from Horchow; vanity by Bungalow 5, bungalow5. com; chair by Haute House; drapes from Romo, romo.com; custom bed with white headboard from Duralee; linens and pillows from Lelievre, lelievre.eu, Designers Guild, designersguild. com, and Missoni, missoni.com; nightstands by Bungalow 5; table lamps from Lamps Plus, lampsplus.com; wallpaper by Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com; drapes by Missoni; boy’s bed fabric from Duralee; linens and pillows from Romo; nightstands from Bungalow 5; table lamps from Lamps Plus; framed prints from Boston Art, bostonartinc.com; loft ladder by K International Woodworking.

SPECIAL SPACES: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS PAGES 70–74 Architect: Marcus Gleysteen, Marcus

Gleysteen Architects, Boston, (617) 542-6060, mgaarchitects.com Interior designer: Susanne Lichten Csonger, SLC Interiors, South Hamilton, Mass., (978) 468-4330, slcinteriors.com Builder: Kenneth Vona, Kenneth Vona Construction, Waltham, Mass., (781) 890-5599, kennethvona.com Interior millwork:

Peter Murray, Fine Finish, Framingham, Mass., (508) 8752020 Audio/ video design/ installation:

Dennis Jaques, Maverick Integration, Nashua, N.H., (603) 490-1177, maverickintegration.com Landscape design: Gregory Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 4922808, lombardidesign.com

SPIRITED SOPHISTICATION PAGES 96–105 Architect: Erik Grunigen, RGO Architects, Boston,

(617) 588-0400, rgoarch.com Interior designer: Adria Polletta, Chilmark

Architectural Woodworking and Design, Worcester, Mass., (508) 856-9200 Builder: Brian Davis, Centerline Construction, Weston, Mass., (508) 561-6065 Interior millwork/cabinetry: Adria Polletta, Chilmark Architectural Woodworking and Design Audio/video design/installation: Marc Mable, Maverick Integration, Bedford, N.H., (603) 4902393, maverickintegration.com Landscape design: Thomas Wirth Associates, Sherborn, Mass., (508) 651-3643, thomaswirthassociates.com Stonework/hardscaping/plantings: Weston Landscape, Sudbury, Mass., (978) 443-3383, westonlandscape.com Page 96: Hand-tufted custom area rug from Hokanson, hokansoncarpet.com; Dakota sofa from Oly, olystudio.com with fabrics by Manuel Canovas, manuelcanovas.com, and Holland & Sherry, hollandandsherry.com; Thomas O’Brien Bryant floor lamps from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com. Pages 98–99: Wallcovering from Elitis, elitis. fr/en/; window treatment fabric from Pollack, pollackassociates.com; ring wall sconces from Visual Comfort; French side-chair fabric from

Kravet, kravet.com; Baker chairs upholstered in Groundworks from Kravet; hand-blown oversize jars from Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com; custom area rug from Delos, delosrugs.com; painting over hearth by Bridges, painting on side wall by Jennifer Shaw, both through Complements Art Gallery, complementsartgallery.com. Page 100: Table, sideboard, and hutch from Baker Furniture, bakerfurniture. com; dining chair fabric from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; host chairs from Lee Industries, leeindustries. com, with Cowtan & Tout Fabric, cowtan.com, and Vervain trim, vervain.com; Mary McDonald Parterre area rug from Patterson Flynn Martin, pattersonflynnmartin.com; Thomas O’Brien Bryant chandelier from Visual Comfort; prints from Webster & Company, webstercompany.com; sculpture from Global Views, globalviews.com; Shenandoah Taupe wall color by Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com; breakfast room paintings by Hunt Slonem, huntslonem.com, through DTR Modern Gallery, dtrmodern.com. Page 101: Tesla lanterns from Visual Comfort; Roman shade fabric by Ankasa, ankasa. com; custom stainless steel hood by Chilmark Architectural Woodworking and Design, fabricated by Modern Aire, modernaire.com; cherry sculptures by Arteriors, arteriorshome.com. Page 102: Sectional from Lee Industries with Robert Allen fabric, robertallendesign.com; custom ottoman by Chilmark Architectural Woodworking and Design, with ostrich leather by Carroll Leather, carrollleather.com; chair from Lee Industries with Robert Allen Fabric; window seat fabric by Sahco, sahco.com; Roman shade fabric by Pollack, pollackassociates.com; custom area rug by Fabrica, fabricarugs.com; painting above the fireplace by Jodi Maas, through Complements Art Gallery. Page 103: Bird’s-eye maple cabinetry and custom table by Chilmark Architectural Woodworking and Design; Studio X counter stools from Donghia, donghia.com, with Kravet fabric; Primitive wall sconce from Visual Comfort; hardware from Rocky Mountain, rockymountainhardware.com. Pages 104–105: Chaise fabric by Kravet; bathroom plumbing fixtures by Waterworks, waterworks.com; vanities, built-ins, and armoire by Chilmark Architectural Woodworking and Design; Hurricane Haze area rug from Patterson Flynn Martin; Ghost chair from Kartell, Kartell. com; window seat fabric from Holland & Sherry; decorative hardware from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; painting in men’s bath by Jennifer Bauser, through Complements Art Gallery; Ulf Moritz bedroom wallcovering from DL Couch, dlcouch.com; Lucite bench, chaise, and chairs from Lee Industries; bench fabric by Donghia; trumpet table from Barbara Cosgrove, painting by Bridges through Complements Art Gallery.

2532, cameronstewartdesign.com Builder: Tim Groesbeck, Groesbeck Construction, Sharon, N.H., (603) 924-7962 Millwork: Woody Huntington, DS Huntington Company, Hancock, N.H., (603) 525-6687 Lighting designer: Carol Crampton, Crampton Lighting Design, Towson, Md., (410) 494-4477 Landscape design: Gordon Hayward, Hayward Gardens, Putney, Vt., (802) 387-4766, haywardgardens.com

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Architect: Treffle LaFleche, LDa Architecture &

Architect: Sheldon Pennoyer, Sheldon Pennoyer

Architects, Concord, N.H., (603) 856-8994, spennoyerarchitects.com Interior designer: Cameron Schwabenton, Cameron Stewart, Charleston, S.C., (843) 352-

Pages 108–109: Custom Raleigh sofa from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, ef-lm.com, with Pierre Frey fabric, pierrefrey.com, through Ainsworth Noah, ainsworth-noah.com; Norman sofa from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, with patchwork linen fabric by Raoul, raoultextiles. com, through Ainsworth Noah; custom ottoman by Cameron Stewart, cameronstewartdesign. com, with fabric by Guy Goodfellow Collection, guygoodfellowcollection.com; curtain fabric by de Le Cuona, delecuona.com, from Jerry Pair, jerrypair.com; armchairs fabric by Carolina Irving, carolinairvingtextiles.com, from Parc Monceau, parcmonceau.com; reading lamps by Casella, casellalighting.com, through Martin Nash, martinnash.com. Page 110: Curtain fabric by Carolina Irving, through Travis & Co., travsandcompany. com; seat cushion fabric by Carleton V, carletonvltd. com, through Grizzel & Mann, grizzelandmann. com; custom chandelier by Deep Landing Workshop, deeplandingworkshop.com. Page 111: Backsplash tile from Cider Press Tile, ciderpresstile.com; Harper pendant light by Currey & Co., curreycodealers.com. Page 112: Curtain fabric from Elizabeth Eakins, elizabetheakins.com, through Ainsworth Noah; sleeper sofa fabric from Casamance, casamance. fr, through Lee Industries, leeindustries. com; Jetson armchairs fabric by Corragio Textiles, corragio.com through Charles Stewart, charlesstewartcompany.com. Page 113: Blue and white curtain fabric by Raoul, raoultextiles.com, through Grizzel & Mann; pencil-post bed by Stephen Plaud, stephenplaud. com; window seat cushion fabric from Rose Tarlow, rosetarlow.com, through Jerry Pair, jerrypair.com; armchair fabric from Kerry Joyce Home, kerryjoyce.com; Italian coverlet from Anichini, anichini.com; sconces by Deep Landing Workshop. Pages 114–115: Dining set, sofa, and chairs in natural bark finish from La Lune, lalunecollection. com, through Ernest Gaspard, ernestgaspard. com; fabric on sofa, dining chairs, and rocking chairs from Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com; Sea Coast sconces from Hubbardton Forge, hubbardtonforge.com; chandelier from Deep Landing Workshop.

A NEW AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT PAGES 116–127 Interiors, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 621-1455, lda-architects.com Interior designer: Vivian Hedges, Vivian Hedges Interiors, New York City, (212) 308-6960 Builder: Sea-Dar Construction, Boston, (617) 4230870, seadar.com november–december 2016  New England Home 197

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(401) 658-0440, herrick-white.com Window treatments: Interiors by Royale, New York, (212) 753-4600, interiorsbyroyale.com Decorative painting: Robert Laniak, Robert Laniak Associates, Boston, (781) 935-9592 Landscape design: Dan Gordon, Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 237-5751, dangordonassociates.com Page 119: Puzzle table base from Ted Boerner, tedboerner.com, with top by Micro Construction, Astoria, N.Y., (718) 726-8901; chairs from Donghia, donghia.com, with Clarence House fabric, clarencehouse.com; club chair from Baker, bakerfurniture.com, with Nobilis fabric, nobilis.fr; rug from Patterson Flynn Martin, pattersonflynnmartin.com. Page 120: White lounge chairs from Donghia; sofa from Elan, elanfurniturecorp.com, with fabric by Christopher Hyland, christopherhyland. com, from Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com; rug from Patterson Flynn Martin; coffee table and small gilt tables from FDO, fdogroup.com; side tables and lamps from Donghia; corner sofa by Interiors by Royale, interiorsbyroyale.com, with Cowtan & Tout fabric; gilt and mirror stools/tables from Zinc Door, zincdoor.com. Page 121: Dining Chairs by Zimmer + Rohde, zimmer-rohde.com, with fabric from Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com; chandelier from Ochre, ochre.net; grasscloth wallpaper from Sonia’s Place, soniasplace.com. Page 122: Back-to-back sofas from Bespoke by Luigi Gentile, bespokebylg.com, with fabric from JAB, jab.us; sisal carpet from Patterson Flynn Martin; chairs from Poliform, poliformusa.com, with Clarence House fabric; kitchen backsplash tiles from Shelly Tile, ddbuilding. com/showrooms/ shelly-tile; island pendants from Remains, remains.com; valance fabric by Lee Jofa, leejofa. com. Page 123: Table by Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com; chairs from Modani, modani.com; window shade fabric from Lee Jofa; pendant light from Currey & Co., curreycodealers.com. Page 124: Sofa from The Bright Group, thebrightgroup.com, with Kravet fabric, kravet. com; ottoman by Interiors by Royale, desk from Raul Carrasco, raulcarrasco.com; Jupiter club chair by Holly Hunt with Cowtan & Tout fabric. Page 125: Bed by Euro Woodworking with Donghia Fabric, carpet from Steven King Decorative Carpets, skcarpets.com; night tables and chairs from The Bright Group with fabric from JAB; bench by Interiors by Royale, with Quadrille fabric, quadrillefabrics.com; round table from Baker. Pages 126–127: Outdoor furniture from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; hoodoo stacks from L’Objet, l-objet.com; pillow fabrics from Donghia. •

Ad Index A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring  63 Adolfo Perez Architect  25 AEDI Construction  59 Audio Video Design  165 Authentic Designs  53 Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc.  81 Bensonwood Homes  169 Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling  163 Blakely Interior Design  90 Bonin Architects & Associates  171 Boston Home Decor Show  172 Boston Stone Restoration  188 Bradford’s Rug Gallery  168 Brookes + Hill Custom Builders  74 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  128–129 California Closets  43 Cambria USA  145 Cathy Kert Interiors  171 Chip Webster Architecture  169 Chrisicos Interiors  6–7 Coldwell Banker Previews International  190–191 Colony Rug Company, Inc.  173 Concord Museum  177 CraftBoston  195 Cumar, Inc.  35 Cypress Design  167 D.R. Dimes & Company, Ltd.  179 Daher Interior Design  1 Darby Road Home  91 Davis Frame Company  73 Design Group 47  54 Design No. Five  196 Dover Rug & Home  132–133 Downsview Kitchens  69 Duralee Fabrics  49 Evolve Residential  39 F.H. Perry Builder  55 Fagan Door  165 FBN Construction Co., LLC  135, back cover Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting  159 Fine Furnishings Shows Providence  177 Finelines  22, 137 Frank Webb’s Bath Center  141 Granite Design USA  59 Gregorian Oriental Rugs  161 The Hambelton Company  181 Hampden Design+Construction  82 Herrick & White Architectural Millwork  26–27 Ilex Designs  151 J Barrett & Company Real Estate  192–193 Jamestown LP/Boston Design Center  29 Jan Luchetti Interiors  86–87 Jeff Soderbergh Custom Made Sustainable Furnishings  188 Jennifer Palumbo, Inc.  41 Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio  175 JW Construction, Inc.  71 K. Powers & Co.  30 Kenneth Vona Construction, Inc.  8–9 Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc.  77 Kingston Krafts  179 Kistler and Knapp Builders, Inc.  45 Kitchen Views at National Lumber  32

The Lagasse Group  33 Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting  79 LDa Architecture & Interiors  48 Leblanc Design, LLC  92 LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Inc.  inside back cover Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  2–3 Louis W. Mian, Inc.  182 Lovejoy Designs, LLC  93 Main Street at Botello’s  53 Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC  139 McLaughlin Upholstering Company, Inc.  36 Modern Metal Solutions  175 Moniques Bath Showroom  76 MWI Fiber–Shield  62 New England Architectural Finishing  167 Newton Kitchens & Design  61 Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC  16–17 Pellettieri Associates, Inc.  18–19 Pinney Designs  173 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders  57 The Real American Dream Home Company  187 Riviera Bronze  31 Roche Bobois  4–5 Room & Board  34 Roomscapes Luxury Design Center  65 Runtal North America, Inc.  75 RW Interiors  94 S+H Construction  157 Salem Plumbing Supply Designer Bath  14–15 Sea-Dar Construction  20–21 Seldom Scene Interiors  88–89 Shope Reno Wharton  153 Simon Pearce  149 The Sliding Door Company  84 Somerset Home  83 SpaceCraft Architecture  181 Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom  187 Sudbury Design Group, Inc.  12–13 Surroundings  185 Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc.  95 Terrat Elms Interior Design  inside front cover Thread  154 TMS Architects  10–11 Upstate Door, Inc.  199 Valor Fireplaces  68 Venegas and Company  47 West Barnstable Tables  182 Weston Carpet & Rugs  185 Wolfers  143 Woodmeister Master Builders  147 Youngblood Builders, Inc.  51 ZEN Associates, Inc.  66–67 ///// New England Home, November–December 2016, Volume 12, Number 2 © 2016 by New England Home Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. New England Home (USPS 024-096) is published 6 times a year (JAN, MAR, MAY, JULY, SEP, NOV) by New England Home Magazine, LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118, (617) 938-3991. Periodical postage paid at Boston, MA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to New England Home, PO Box 5034, Brentwood, TN 37024. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both zip codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription.

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