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RIGHT: Textile designer Seema Krish paints the artwork for Beacon, a twocolor, hand-block-printed pattern that is available in five colorways (above).

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Krish, whose fabrics are available locally at Boston's Studio 534, creates collections based on cities that she’s lived in and been inspired by, including Bombay (her birthplace), New York, and the San Francisco/Napa area. While “San Francisco is colorful and anything-goes, and Bombay is bright and a little crazy because the city is chaotic,” she says of the vibes channeled in her earlier collections, “Boston feels structured. The architecture has structure and repetition and rhythm. That’s what is mirrored in these patterns; they are very geometric.”

The four patterns are named after storied local streets—Beacon, Tremont, Clarendon, and Newbury—and the colorways similarly evoke a sense of place, with names like Arboretum Green, Seaport Blue, and Cobblestone. While Krish’s inspiration is regional, her approach is global. All the artwork is hand-painted in her San Francisco studio, made digital, then brought to Bangalore, India, where master craftspeople create woodblocks that are used in the printing process. “There is a human behind every yard of

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fabric,” she declares proudly. The Boston collection marks Krish’s first foray into outdoor textiles. The Newbury pattern, which is woven as opposed to hand-block printed, is fabricated from Sunbrella yarn, enabling it to stand up to the elements. “It’s fitting that it’s in this collection,” says Krish, “since outdoor living is such a part of

Boston. I think it’s because the winters are so harsh, that people really embrace summer.” Speaking of warm weather, the second part of Krish’s regional collection will drop this spring: her inspiration, fittingly, is the Cape and islands. Sold locally through Studio 534, Boston, s5boston.com; seemakrish.com

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The company developed a passionate customer base, which led it to evolve into a more constant resource. In 2015, OKL unveiled its own brand of home goods and began offering design services from its New York City offices. In 2016, armed with a slew of market data on where its most loyal fans resided, the brand opened its first physical shop in Southampton on Long Island. A SoHo boutique followed in November 2018. Finally, Boston got in on the act last October when the company opened a store in the city’s Fort Point neighborhood. In that 3,500-square-foot space, built as a warehouse by the Boston Wharf Company in 1907, shoppers will find a select offering of the 80,000-plus items offered on the OKL website. Each piece has been curated for the neighborhood

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and the season. There’s also an in-house designer available by appointment and a collaboration with U.K. kitchen makers Plain English. (OKL has a to-the-trade program, too.) It all translates into a homey space where animal-print rugs from Stark Studio Rugs happily coexist with Kim Salmela chairs, lighting fixtures from Visual Comfort, and a variety of accent pieces. Propst, who’s originally from Scotland, says it’s been a joy to get to know the Boston community, especially the bustling Seaport district with its influx of new homeowners. “I think people today decorate their homes like they think about their wardrobes,” she says. “There are pieces you invest in because

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Farrow & Ball’s climbing Ringwold floral wallpaper brings the outdoors in to a petite powder room in a classic colonial home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. In keeping with the traditional architecture of the house, designer Leandra FremontSmith anchored the space with a walnut vanity topped with Carrara marble. A demure deco-style mirror and simple sconces with shades that sport a subtle gray trim are “sleek and chic, but not overpowering,” she says, letting the wallpaper play the starring role. INTERIOR DESIGN: Leandra FremontSmith, Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeff Roberts Imaging

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A new home built to replace a nineteenth-century seaside house on Cape Cod pays homage to its predecessor in its cabinetry, moldings, and other details. The powder room, which architect Mark Hutker calls “the most mannered room in the home,” is a particularly nostalgic moment. A walnut vanity with a carved marble sink and backsplash recalls a Victorian-era wash bowl, while the custom-colored Lotus wallpaper from Galbraith & Paul evokes the damask tradition, but in a modern iteration.

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David Hicks’s classic Hexagon wallpaper in a delicious shade of red is the shot of youthful energy designer Kristen Rivoli and her clients—a young family—wanted for the powder room in a traditional Boston brownstone. “Every time I see this paper, it just looks so fun and fresh,” Rivoli says. The Hudson Valley ceiling light and a gold-framed mirror pick up the hints of gold in the paper and, says Rivoli, have simple lines to echo the overall timelessness of the home. INTERIOR DESIGN: Kristen Rivoli, Kristen Rivoli Interior Design BUILDER: Payne | Bouchier Fine Builders PHOTOGRAPHY: John Gould Bessler STYLING: Karin Lidbeck Brent

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Graphic Punch ›› The minute designer Dee Elms spotted the Cubiste wallpaper from Osborne & Little, she knew it was just the thing to “drive pizzazz and color” into the serviceable but plain guest bath in her clients’ condo in the Boston Seaport District. The vivid paper, with its palette of coral, blackberry, and teal, is inspired by the avant-garde art movement led by Picasso and Braque, Elms says. Paired with the super-simple white-lacquered vanity and mirror, it adds an undeniable “wow” factor to the space.

The design for the powder room in her own Falmouth, Maine, home began when Tyler Karu spied the Waterworks sink. “It’s so simple and utilitarian; its lines are so clean and its scale so nice,” she says. “I love it.” The chartreuse mosaic tile behind the sink is the result of the happy accident of ordering too much material for the floor. Maison C’s Topanga wallpaper “makes the space sweeter,” Karu says, while uncomplicated chrome accents echo the base of the sink.

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What makes the powder room such a perfect place for wallpaper? Designer Robin Gannon notes that most bathrooms offer few opportunities for color and texture. “Typically, everything is a shade of ceramic—black or white or natural tone,” she says. “Wallpaper lets you add personality.” Thibaut’s Pagoda Garden chinoiserie paper in green and robin’s-egg blue adds plenty of that to the formerly all-white powder room in a Concord, Massachusetts, home. In a jaunty final touch, Gannon adorned the shades of the sconces with trim in a pretty spring green. INTERIOR DESIGN: Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors & Home PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael J. Lee STYLING: Karin Lidbeck Brent EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about these rooms, see Resources.

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of many generations of intense architectural thought. This early exposure to undiluted authenticity has had a lasting effect on my design instinct. I strive to look beyond the surface, to find the essence of the design. I approach each project with a humility that is open to the unspoken intentions of my client and a commitment to reflect my client’s spirit. Bereznicki Architects has a 35-year track record of designing meticulously

detailed, energy efficient, sustainable, environmentally healthy homes. Our work encompasses year-round houses, family summer compounds, and renovations of single family structures and condominiums. While the bulk of our work is in the metropolitan Boston area and the Cape, our work can be seen in locations as far as Palm Beach, Deer Isle, and Europe. The firm is intentionally small to give each client Ivan’s full design attention. PHOTO CREDIT: ➊ ROBERT BENSON; ➋➌ RICHARD MANDELKORN

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➊ Expressive ceiling detailing animates this structurally engaging screened porch at a Shingle-style summer house.

➋ A thoughtfully detailed and proportioned pavilion in the tradition of Andrea Palladio, executed in sandstone. ➌ A carefully crafted interior. There is nothing extraneous here, nothing missing.

Bereznicki Architects Cambridge • Osterville 617-354-5188 bereznicki.com

The firm’s genre is not constrained by a single architectural language. Each assignment is an opportunity to explore new directions and synthesize them with prior architectural styles and experiences.

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Campbell Smith Architects

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ince 1980, Campbell Smith Architects has built a sterling reputation for creating homes that capture the vision of their clients while remaining true to an Old World-style of architecture. Pamela Campbell and Peter Smith are members of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Institute of Classi84 

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cal Art and Architecture. The firm is located in a renovated nineteenthcentury barn in the center of Duxbury. Inspired by the great architecture of New England, Campbell Smith designs homes that capture the elegance, style, and character of the past while incorporating the requirements of twenty-first-century living. They relish the opportunity

to work outside of standard models that a personal and unique project demands. This project blends classical elements and the shingle style in a prominent waterfront estate. The firm’s contributions to New England architecture were recognized by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art bestowing the prestigious Bulfinch Award. PHOTO CREDIT BRIAN DOHERTY

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➊ The formal front portico is flanked by twin gable roofs with asymmetrical facades. ➋ To maximize water views from every room, the footprint is long and narrow. ➌ A tower at the street facade allows vertical circulation without blocking water views. ➍ The warm wood finishes are illuminated by natural light through a clearstory window. Interiors by Theo & Isabella Design Group.

Campbell Smith Architects 22 Depot Street P.O. Box 1450 Duxbury, MA 02331 781-934-7181 campbellsmitharchitects.com

LEFT TO RIGHT: PAMELA CAMPBELL, PETER SMITH, ELAINE WOODGATE, CHRIS DEORSAY

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Catherine Truman Architects

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atherine Truman Architects is a contemporary architecture and design firm in Cambridge. Our projects include renovations, additions to existing buildings, new construction, interior renovations, 86 

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and interior design. Our work is characterized by simplicity and clarity of form and function, with a focus on materials and details. Each one of our projects is different, as each client and house is different. We believe

that the best projects are a result of a close working relationship between client, architect, and builder, and enjoy working collaboratively with both to achieve lasting results.

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➊ A Back Bay townhouse was transformed with a dramatic double-height, sky-lit dining room. ➋ An industrial loft becomes a bright, open living space, with contemporary details offsetting the character of the original materials. ➌ This compact weekend home is focused around a dramatic living space with double-height windows capturing the view. ➍ An antique farmhouse was transformed into a lofty modern living space by removing a portion of the second floor to create a vaulted living room.

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

CATHERINE TRUMAN

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Hammer Architects

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ammer Architects, with offices on Cape Cod and in Cambridge, focuses primarily on residential architecture. Our portfolio includes both new homes and renovations that require a sensitive integration with an existing historic or architecturally significant structure. The size of our firm allows us to provide substantial principal

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involvement in all phases of our commissions. Hammer Architects’ design process is a true collaboration between ourselves and our clients. As a result, all of our houses are unique, a product of the individuality of our clients and their families. Our technical commitment enables us to arrive at innovative solutions in response to our clients’

budgets, schedules, and program objectives, and experience permits us to discover creative ways to fulfill our clients’ expectations. Hammer Architects goal is to craft well-designed buildings that are appropriate to their surroundings, make a positive contribution to their environment, and are a joy to live in.

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➊ Hammer Architects’ work is deeply informed by the modern tradition in New England.

➋ A wall of windows in Eastham provides passive cooling and views of Cape Cod Bay.

➌ Custom mahogany windows and cabinets frame Ballston Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. ➍ A new home in Truro designed for expansive views from Plymouth to Provincetown.

Hammer Architects Cambridge, MA 617-876-5121 Truro, MA 508-349-7525 hammerarchitects.com

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Hutker Architects, Inc.

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or more than 30 years, the team at Hutker Architects has been helping families and individuals create one-of-a-kind homes in New England. We work together to create a program of indoor and outdoor spaces that will best support the way you live, work, and play. We begin each project by learning about the particulars of the site and the priorities of the homeowners. From there, we establish desired life

patterns and work to create spaces that make the most of a home’s unique location as well as support and anticipate our clients’ lives today and in the future. Having designed more than 300 houses along the New England shore and beyond, we are committed to the principle “build once, well,” looking to the historic architecture of the region as inspiration for original, contemporary design.

Our team of 49 professionals shares a passion for this place and a belief that houses are the most important structures people occupy. We continue to be inspired by the unique challenge of creating a place that feels like “home” for each client.  Whether designing a primary residence or a summer retreat, we strive to create inviting, adaptable houses that are well suited for today, but will be enjoyed for generations.

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Our clients are looking for narrative in their home’s design and material construction. Details are derived from history—that of a place or family with relevance—or created to inspire and engage their users. Rather than looking at architecture as an inert shelter, people are coming to recognize the potential for affirming, effervescent homes that add joy and meaning to their lives.

Hutker Architects, Inc. 533 Palmer Avenue Falmouth, MA 02540 508-540-0048 hutkerarchitects.com

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Longfellow Design Build

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ongfellow’s award-winning architectural design team specializes in timeless, custom homes that reflect a homeowner’s unique vision and hold up to Cape Cod’s unique coastal climate. Our inhouse design team includes licensed architects, kitchen/bath design specialists, and engineers chosen

equally for their collaborative/communicative work style and their passion for great design. Our work includes a range of architectural styles and budgets, from the smaller summer cottage or second home to the expansive oceanfront home built on piers to meet floodplain requirements.

Longfellow’s staff architects are masterful at maximizing a home’s value by using custom millwork for cabinetry and architectural details, unique material selections, and outdoor living/lifestyle features that maximize opportunities to enjoy Cape Cod’s natural beauty.

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➊ Majestic Falmouth Heights home with south-facing sunroom. ➋ 2019 PRISM awardwinner. New construction, Falmouth, MA. ➌ Falmouth beach house built on piers to comply with floodplain regulations. ➍ Beautiful millwork, custom built-in cabinetry, and coffered, beadboard ceilings. ➎ A rendering of a Falmouth beach house built on piers to comply with floodplain regulations.

Longfellow Design Build 367 Main St. Falmouth, MA 02540 866 Main St. Osterville, MA 02655 578 Main St. Chatham, MA 02633 774-255-1709 longfellowdb.com

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Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors

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ur work is like no other, because our homes are uniquely designed for clients who want a personal and inspiring place to live. Our homes share timeless elegance and harmony with their sites. We have no preconceived style that dictates our approach, only ones best suited to the site and the preferences of the owners. Clients come to us because they appreciate and aspire to a 94 

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high level of design. Customizing interesting floorplans, using quality materials, and incorporating specialty details throughout the home are our trademarks, with styles ranging from classical to modern. Collaborating with our clients is essential to developing awardwinning homes of distinction. Our job is to successfully take clients through the excitement of the design process, offering options and

creating solutions. Clients can follow their home’s development through expressive, hand-drawn renderings. John I. Meyer, Jr., AIA LEED AP, artistically renders his visions of the architectural work to ensure that clients fully understand the outcome. These hand-drafted records become treasured keepsakes. For more than 35 years we have offered a full suite of architectural

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Meyer & Meyer Architecture and interiors 396 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, MA 02215 617-266-0555 | meyerandmeyerarchitects.com

and interior design services, coordinating every aspect of designing and building beautiful homes. Projects of any scope, whether a renovation, addition, or a completely new build, deserve the same approach—clever, responsible design work. We place the highest priority on client satisfaction. Our homes are designed to be cherished for generations and to last for centuries.   95

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Oak Hill Architects, Inc.

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ak Hill Architects considers each project as a unique opportunity to translate a client’s vision into reality. Their work ranges in style from traditional to contemporary, and in scope from additions and renovations to new construction. What remains constant is an attention to detail and a sensitivity to proportions, light, and the quality of spaces. By listening carefully to clients and 96 

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working closely with them through all phases of the design and construction process, Oak Hill Architects develops a comprehensive scope of work that is in line with their client’s goals and priorities. Taking a consistently thoughtful and collaborative approach, a design is created that reflects the client’s lifestyle and aesthetics. These values are at the core of the practice. “Andrew Reck and the team at Oak Hill Architects are both talented and

easy to work with. The results of our project far exceeded our extremely high expectations. Andrew listened to our (fairly lengthy) list of ideas and, after carefully and respectfully considering them, delivered three design options for us to choose from. Each one was a more perfect version of our vision, reflecting creative design and attention to detail. We cannot recommend Oak Hill Architects highly enough.” –Robin & Scott

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➊ Designed to look like an English cottage, this stone and shingle gambrel home has extensive Old World detailing, inside and out. ➋ The use of custom cabinetry and Carrera marble provides a comfortably refined kitchen that is immensely usable for everyday life. ➌ Mahogany millwork, an antique marble fireplace that once graced the New York Times boardroom, and abundant natural light combine to provide the perfect ambiance for a studys. ➍ An elliptical arch and built-in shelving complement this cozy spot, perfect for reading a good book in the formal stair hall.

Oak Hill Architects, Inc. Weston | Chatham 781-899-1530 oakhillarchitects.com

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Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

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olhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) has spent over two decades designing and building beautiful custom homes throughout southeastern New England. As a fully integrated architecture, construction, landscape architecture, and property services firm for new construction and renovations, PSD collaborates closely with clients to create timeless and character-filled homes that work for the way each 98 

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client lives now, are adaptable for the future, and remain beloved for generations. As special as the homes PSD creates is their highly collaborative process. With their full integration and advanced project management system, the team provides a turn-key approach, seamlessly connecting architecture and construction, and ensuring single-source accountability and creative continuity from incep-

tion to completion. From site selection to architectural design to building construction and detailed handwork, PSD shepherds every project via this carefully coordinated process. The team emphasizes clear, direct communication to keep clients engaged and excited, alerts them as decisions are needed, and shares progress at every step. The contentiousness and uncertainty that often characterizes home design and construction is gone. PHOTO CREDIT: BRIAN VANDEN BRINK & NAT REA

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Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Serving Coastal Southeastern New England 508-945-4500 psdab.com

L TO R: AARON POLHEMUS, OWNER & CEO; JOHN DASILVA, DESIGN PRINCIPAL; PETER POLHEMUS, FOUNDING PARTNER

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Rob Bramhall Architects

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n practice since 1991, Rob Bramhall Architects designs fine custom residences and vacation properties throughout the Northeast and beyond. Led by architect Rob Bramhall, the firm is organized as a small studio-team of professionals who bring a range of skills in site design, architecture, and interiors to each project. Bramhall is passionate about his work and is a stickler for making sure

his projects are well-designed and solidly built. His plans are precise, so contractors know exactly what to do, and he stays on top of even the smallest details. He credits his background in the construction industry—Rob began framing houses at age 15—with providing him with an intimate understanding of the building process. It is the personal attention that Bramhall pays to each of his projects that sets

the firm apart. “When we take on a project, we are totally heads-in and hands-on; we live and breathe it,” he says. “Our clients know that they can reach out with questions and ideas any time, day or night.” He adds, “When it comes to lifestyle, it’s all about ‘getting it’ and then going the distance on every level for our clients—which for us often means all the way to chilling the wine and lighting that first fire.”

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➊ Carolina Low Country architecture is the inspiration for this private family compound at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. ➋ Casual, refined dining, Low Country-style. ➌ Regional woods warm the kitchen of this South Carolina home. ➍ With a nod to the mountains of the West, this Sunday River ski house is equally at home in New England snow.

Rob Bramhall Architects 14 Park Street Andover, MA 01810 978-749-3663 robbramhallarchitects.com

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Studio DRAW

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tudio DRAW specializes in unique and exciting home design in and around Boston, from stylish urban apartments to homes in the suburbs. Since 2011, we have built up a portfolio of distinctive residences that reflect the individual characters and personalities of our clients. We provide a high level of dedication and customization to all projects, large or small. Our personalized approach consists

of understanding each client’s specific needs and desires, crafting a vision for the home, ensuring quality service throughout design and construction, and never following a specific look or repeating previous designs. We view the unique challenges of each project as opportunities to develop creative solutions. We emphasize thoughtful spatial flow, wellproportioned spaces, and quality materials and detailing.

We know that excellent design requires collaboration, and Studio DRAW has developed strong relationships with contractors, millworkers, custom steel designers, engineers, materials suppliers, and many other local design-related businesses. Whether it’s a small apartment renovation, a big loft, or a Victorian townhouse, Studio DRAW is always pleased to work with new clients who want their own unique home.

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➊ White walls and modern finishes bring new life to an old loft. ➋ Textured stone and walnut millwork make for a sumptuous media lounge. ➌ This urban master bathroom features soothing neutral tones. ➍ A textured tile backsplash contrasts with the sleek cabinetry and countertops.

(CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT): JOSH DAIGLE, ASSOC. AIA, JOSEPH SCHEUERMANN, AARON WEINERT AIA, PAUL SORRENTINO, ASSOC. AIA, JOE FRATONI, ASSOC. AIA

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Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc.

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ake a page from Henry David Thoreau: “Simplify, Simplify.” This ubiquitous statement is perhaps now more important in our busy daily lives than ever before. We used this mantra when designing the house pictured here. Backing up to conservation land, it feels remote. The irony is that from the street it is very much part of the suburban context, nestled between other houses. In order to separate it from the normative streetscape, we pushed down the roof to give it a cottage feel, 104 

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while also creating unique cathedral spaces. With a rigorous approach to ideas and problem-solving, the incorporation of natural materials and craft, and a blurring of inside and outside, we strive to develop unique and elegant homes, such as this one. Houses and the landscape have the unique ability to transform the way we live and create an environment that is not just functional, but also enriching. It is at these crossroads where you will find Jacob Lilley Architects’ design sensibilities.

JACOB LILLEY, AIA

Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc. 103 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482 781-431-6100 jlaarchitects.com

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MDLA

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ichael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture (MDLA) is a Bostonbased design firm serving all of New England. The firm has experience designing challenging coastal properties, suburban landscapes, and a large portfolio of urban roof terraces and courtyards. We also provide design services for real estate developers, institutions, and corporate clients. While our designs are cleanlined and simplistic in approach, a high level of detail, thought, and craftsmanship is apparent in the final products. Designs often incorporate large massings of plant material for visual impact, creative use of paving materials for scale and texture, and typically have a strong lighting component that enlivens the space at night. Clients appreciate our ability to seamlessly manage a project from beginning to end, our relationships with key craftsman, vendors, and contractors, and our ability to find creative solutions.

MDLA 732 East Broadway Boston, MA 02127 michael@m-d-l-a.com 203-592-4788 m-d-l-a.com

Contemporary planting and hardscape blend well with the Federal Revival-style architecture.

MICHAEL D’ANGELO

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SMOOK Architecture, Inc.

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reat architecture is storytelling in form, materials, and light. For 35 years, SMOOK Architecture has been privileged to design projects large and small, dotting the main streets, back roads, and shorelines of America. Designing your new home should be about placemaking: crafting vessels for your family’s most memorable moments. For us, there is no ‘correct’ style—just one meticulously tailored to your personal lifestyle, further shaped and grounded by place. If you

desire a new home that transcends the ordinary, call us. It would be our pleasure to co-author your story! SMOOK Architecture is committed to sustainable practices; confident ‘green design’ and ‘smart design’ are simply synonymous. In that spirit, when you retain us, SMOOK will have 500 new trees planted in celebration of your new home to help restore our national forests and state parks.

CLAY BENJAMIN SMOOK, AIA, LEED, BD+C

SMOOK Architecture, Inc. 8 Lyman Street, Suite 206 Westborough, MA 01581 617-423-3040 smookarchitecture.com

This home for generations was designed on a narrow lot in Needham, MA. Designed to appear as it was built over time, the house is a fusion of traditional and contemporary themes. Its owner, an octogenarian, delightfully refers to it as her “House of Light and Love.”

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ZeroEnergy Design

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eroEnergy Design creates modern, environmentally sensible homes. Our clients seek a clean aesthetic style, exceptional thermal comfort, and a healthy living environment. Our multidisciplinary team takes a passionate and calculated approach to residential design with consideration for health, energy, and carbon emissions. The consistent result is a beautiful, high-performance home that holistically matches the client’s lifestyle, aesthetic preferences, and environmental ideology.

Sustainability is an underlying, intrinsic principal of each home created. We regularly design to third-party standards (with optional certification), such as Passive House, LEED, and Living Building Challenge. Our green architecture services for new construction or major renovations reach throughout New England. Recent accolades include Best Sustainable Architect 2020-Best of Boston Home®, a Dwell Top Ten Award, and a 2018 BSA Sustainable Design Award.

This modern ocean home in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, achieves style, comfort, and the ability to age in place on a challenging coastal New England site.

STEPHANIE HOROWITZ, AIA

ZeroEnergy Design Boston Cape Cod | Portland 617-720-5002 zeroenergy.com

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A vintage copper artichoke chandelier illuminates the midcentury-inspired dining room in a Boston townhouse. In renovating, the architectural team took full advantage of the parklike views by opening up the rear of the home with an airy window wall.

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Ornate architectural details meet a neutral palette, modern furniture, and a Moroccan tribal rug to give a narrow front parlor a scaled-down, open feel.

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ood news and bad news. That’s how a Boston couple described the result of their hunt for a townhouse in the city’s historic South End. After looking for months, they’d located a vintage five-story townhouse that could work for themselves and their two young children.

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“THE OWNERS WERE EXCITED ABOUT STARTING ALMOST FROM SCRATCH, BUT WANTED TO PRESERVE THE HOME’S HISTORIC CHARACTERISTICS.” — JEFFREY KLUG

ABOVE: The parlor features a pencil drawing by Sandra Allen of the beech tree that dominates the park at the rear of the home. RIGHT: The front hall sports traditional touches such as the mahogany newel post, one of the few original details that survived the home’s years of neglect. FACING PAGE: A wall of heavily veined marble offers a natural touch to the modern kitchen.

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First the good news: the 3,220-square-foot Victorian backed onto a shared park, a sort of collective backyard for the neighborhood’s townhouses, an enviable rarity in the densely built South End. The bad news: the house had suffered from years of neglect. The roof leaked badly, and much of the original interior detail had been destroyed. The entire building would need to be gutted. Happily, the couple found the experienced husband and wife architectural team of Jeffrey Klug and Pamela Butz, who had renovated other homes around the same park and, just as important, “enjoyed a challenge.” Says Klug, “We really liked the idea that the owners were excited about starting almost from scratch but also wanted to pre-

serve as much of the historic characteristics of the home as possible.” For example, they agreed to retain the classic Victorian front parlor layout but modernized it by opening it up to link with a rear parlor (now a family room) that offers light-filled, airy views of the park. Another nod to the past: for the new window wall at the back of the house, the architects designed custom-made wood windows with very thin profiles. They are a combination of both fixed and triple-hung windows, a type consistent with the front windows. “Consistency was an important consideration in our design,” explains Butz. Adds Klug, “We may use more contemporary features in the design, but we wanted to make

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The family room, once the rear parlor, opens onto a patio that overlooks the shared neighborhood park. A bedroom closet holds an abundance of storage. One of two children’s rooms separated by an oversize pocket door. FACING PAGE: The second children’s room; opening the pocket door lets the two rooms act as one play space.

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sure that the new envelope of the building still has some references to the original state of the building, that the ‘language’ is the same.” The interior presented an unusual architectural challenge. It is only sixteen feet wide, some three or four feet narrower than most of the neighboring townhouses. “That made us think a lot about scale,” says Butz. Instead of using modern, larger furniture in the parlor, the owners and the design pros opted for smaller midcentury-modern pieces. Each floor also benefits from the back window wall that helps to enlarge the space and forge a connection to the outdoors. The narrowness inspired some creative

solutions. The second floor, for instance, features a guest room, a laundry room, a full bathroom, and two children’s rooms in less than 600 square feet. A sliding wall hides or reveals the laundry room as needed, and a pocket door separates the children’s bedrooms; when opened, the rooms become one larger play space. As the owners entertain friends in their rear parlor-turned-family room and admire the expansive views onto their backyard park, the first time they saw this long-neglected, heavily damaged home seems like a distant memory. Today it’s all good news. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home, see

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THE HOME IS ONLY SIXTEEN FEET WIDE, NARROWER THAN MOST OF THE NEIGHBORING TOWNHOUSES. “THAT MADE US THINK A LOT ABOUT SCALE.” —PAMELA BUTZ

The master bathroom runs the full sixteen-foot width of the townhouse and features a standing tub as well as an expansive shower. FACING PAGE: Night tables are tucked into the built-ins in the master bedroom. Blackout drapes offer cozy nighttime privacy, and open to views of the rear park come daybreak.

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David Kroll’s Apples and Two Vases, the owners’ favorite painting, provides a focal point in the living room as well as a starting point for the choices of color, texture, and materials used in the room design. FACING PAGE: The low profile and neutral color of this chaise—a prized spot for reading and relaxation—does little to distract from the vistas of the Boston waterfront.

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A stellar collection of paintings and sculpture sparks the sophisticated warmth of a home in a Boston high-rise. TEXT BY BOB CURLEY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE 

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While not gallery white, the paint scheme and fabrics provide a sedate palette that lets the artwork remain the focal point in every space, as here in the living room.

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elieve it or not, there can be a downside to owning a 3,000-square-foot condo near the top of one of the tallest buildings in downtown Boston. Sure, there are fantastic views of the harbor, of the planes taking off from Logan Airport

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in one direction, and of the Charles River and Cambridge in the other. But the price you pay for all those acres of glass windows is a deficit of wall space. Most people might not mind that. But interior designer Paula Daher’s clients are avid art collectors who were downsizing from a large suburban home where their vast collection occupied nearly every available space. Needless to say, it could not all make the move. “The challenge was to highlight the art but not take away from the views,” says Daher. The couple moved into what was essentially a “white box,” Daher recalls, and gave her broad latitude to pore over their art collection, choosing pieces that seemed to work best given the layout and designing the rooms around the art. She spent months going back and forth to the owners’ home in the suburbs, taking photos of paintings and statues and inserting them into CAD presentations to demonstrate what each room would look like. “It was actually pretty easy because they had a fabulous

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Part of the design challenge was displaying the art—such as the primitive statuary in the hallway— while retaining a flowing, functional, and livable space. The muted palette of whites and grays continues in the kitchen. A Chinoiserie desk from the eighteenth century paired with a transitional desk chair creates a quiet workplace in a niche between the family room and kitchen.

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art collection,” says Daher, giving her lots to choose from, including traditional, modernist, and abstract, by artists drawing inspiration from New England to Asia. Her clients had a few “must-have” pieces that provided a strong starting point for the design, notably the David Kroll oil painting Apples and Two Vases, which found a home in the living room. The piece hangs above the new gas fireplace built into a low console of dark marble—a replacement for the white,

floor-to-ceiling fireplace and chimney the condo came with. A pair of avocado-colored stools plays off of the colors in the artwork’s vases, while the pale-gray horsehair wallcovering provides a textured but neutral display space that nods to the organic nature of the painting. Throughout the home, Daher limited the background palette to soft white, gray, and blue hues, and relied on the artwork to provide color and character. In a guest bedroom,

as a counterpoint to the room design, as with this dark but whimsical (yes, that’s a pastry bag on her head) painting contrasted with the soft tones used in the master bedroom. RIGHT: The home’s one large, blank wall was put to good use in the den, where the designer juxtaposed multiple works of art in varied styles in a gallerylike display.

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A pair of dervishes give the side-eye to the guest bedroom, where a bubble ceiling light reflects the playful spirit of the room. The queen bed splits in two when the owners’ collegeage sons are in town and need a place to crash.

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a colorful painting of a pair of whirling dervishes, a reminder of a trip to Turkey, dances with a bold yellow stripe in the bedding and even picks up colors from some of the nearby buildings seen through the windows. The art also played a role in managing scale. In the study, the designer’s clever arrangement of pieces helps bring the twelvefoot-tall walls down to size. Nearly a dozen paintings of various sizes are displayed on a long wall; most all the pieces are graphically

simple and predominantly black and white, but a single moody, gilt-framed landscape joins them, catching and guiding the eye. The aim—successfully achieved—was a home that honors the clients’ passion while sacrificing neither style nor practicality. Each room is enriched by its focal artwork, but no space feels too precious to be an everyday living space.

ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN:

Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design BUILDER: Eric Adams,

Adams + Beasley Associates

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home, see

Resources.

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An antique rug and bronze table add warmth to the master bathroom, an airy space where the owners can soak in the view of Boston Harbor. FACING PAGE: Custom designed to fit this space in the master bath, the walnut makeup table has a hidden mirror inside; the material choice takes its cues from the artwork hanging above.

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The lambrequin (a window treatment style that harks back to the Middle Ages) might have felt old school, had interior designer Honey Collins not chosen an upbeat Katie Ridder fabric. Add a bright door, a Jim Thompson wallpaper, and (facing page) an antique credenza Collins nabbed in Atlanta at Parc Monceau, and this is an entry everyone wants to come home to.

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City Sleek An empty-nest couple embarks joyfully on life’s next phase with a move to a stylish new home in the heart of the city. TEXT BY MEGAN FULWEILER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH WINCHESTER 

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New built-ins provide the living room with storage and a display area for books and mementoes. Skillful at mixing, Collins teams an antique floral-dressed chair with a cool David Iatesta coffee table. Unexpected materials add punch. The eye-catching octagonal mirror, for instance, is made of porcupine quills.

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The old living room windows were nixed for new models. To help frame the glorious river vistas, curtains are trimmed in a Holland & Sherry embroidery. The vintage console is another Atlanta-found prize. FACING PAGE, TOP: A vibrant painting by artist Alice Denison brings a spark of interest to the stairwell. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The updated elevator sports suede panels, brass nailheads, and a handle covered in a Holland & Sherry leather.

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ith their children grown, a suburban couple decided their big house was, well, too big. Rather than downsize into a smaller version of what they had, they put their home on the market (complete with all its furnishings except one treasured chandelier) and headed to Boston to claim a new address: the three top

floors of a handsome, five-story, nineteenthcentury building in the tony Flat of Beacon Hill. Not only was it a dream location, the urban lair came with drop-dead views of the Charles River. True, there were a few revisions to be made. The rooms had a slightly dated ambience, the layout was quirky, and many of the original character-giving moldings were missing. Topping it off, when the owners stepped from the elevator (which happens to open directly into the condo), they almost walked smack dab into a wall. Still, the couple reckoned, all this could be dealt with easily, and who better to spearhead the changes than designer—and longtime friend—Honey Collins. Life, however, is full of surprises. And, as is so often the case, one clever idea led to another. Before long, the owners had decided on an extensive renovation. “It snowballed,” agrees the wife without the slightest hint of remorse in her voice. “Honey had all these creative visions. And because we’d worked with her before, we knew we were in good hands.”

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Indeed, the subsequent overhaul proves them right. Well familiar with her clients’ aesthetic, Collins contrived a home that’s a chic hybrid of traditional and modern. The palette of blues and misty grays offset here and there with a dash of color, flowing from the entry to the couple’s sleeping quarters, is soothing but also clean and contemporary. The furnishings, most of them custom, are comfortable but never staid. Yesterday’s dowdy air has been thoroughly banished. The reborn living room, for instance, with its high-gloss, sky-colored ceiling and daring

“HONEY HAD ALL THESE CREATIVE VISIONS,” SAYS THE HOMEOWNER. “BECAUSE WE’D WORKED WITH HER BEFORE, WE KNEW WE WERE IN GOOD HANDS.”

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New quarter-sawn oak herringbone floors lighten the home’s mood, as do the playful Miles Redd dining chairs. FACING PAGE: Collins came up with a kitchen that’s as posh as it gets, from the custom cabinets by Furniture Design Services to the brass shelving by Palmer Industries. Even the walnut stools step it up with gleaming brass bases.

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A softly hued Phillip Jeffries linen wallcovering conjures the peaceful ambience the couple envisioned for their sleeping quarters, while an upholstered bed from O. Henry House and a curvaceous upholstered bench (just the right height for a sit-and-put-on-your-slippers perch) boost comfort. The striking painting is by Utah artist Holly Addi.

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mix of fabric patterns and textures, is nothing if not au courant. Equally fresh, guests are quick to discover, is the dining area. Collins devised an intimate space, cladding the walls in a pretty tone-on-tone chinoiserie paper. A round David Iatesta table furthers conversation, and a welcoming sofa serves as a banquette. With John Pomp’s hand-blown glass light casting soft beams from above, it’s the kind of delicious setting that that turns a winter gathering into the warmest of nights. Appealing cosmetic changes aside, Collins’s real achievement may be the functionality she’s also provided. Case in point? That

elevator dilemma. Along with Karpowich Building Contractors, her collaborators throughout this project, she demolished the non-bearing walls separating the lift from the existing lackluster kitchen. Presto! The first floor was given a proper flow and life was enhanced. Today, the glitzy revamped elevator opens to a custom kitchen with—how did Collins find the space for this?—a cozy sitting area heaven-made for tea or cocktails. The latter more suitable, all involved agree, for toasting a beautiful job well done.

INTERIOR DESIGN:

Honey Collins Interior Design BUILDER:

Karpowich Building Contractors

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home, see

Resources.

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The powder room, where a graphic Pierre Frey wallpaper makes a catchy backdrop for a Celerie Kemble mirror and a sink on polished nickel legs, is a happy surprise for guests. FACING PAGE: The owners make good use of the sitting area adjacent to the kitchen every day. “It’s a less serious space,” Collins says. The puffs wear a Sister Parish fabric the color of fresh grass. The paneled wall conceals a wealth of storage.

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A NEW COURSE

Clever design gives a North Shore home an intimate feel that belies its spacious dimensions. TEXT BY LISA H. SPEIDEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE

The statement-making bronze-finished steel doors open out, giving the dining room a European aesthetic. “It encourages the flow of indoor/ outdoor activity,” says architect Thaddeus Siemasko. The dinner-party-ready dining table and chairs are from BDDW, and the modern light fixture is from Apparatus Studio.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: The inviting great room, anchored by a sofa, chair, and coffee table from Artefact Home | Garden, in Belmont, Massachusetts, has a soothing palette, reinforced by the artwork. The kitchen, designed by Venegas and Company, contrasts warm woods with stone countertops and metallic-painted cabinetry for a contemporary and chic look; upper cabinets were eliminated to make way for windows and artwork.

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he North Shore location of a couple’s new home was a real estate trifecta: in a tony neighborhood, on the water, and an easy walk to hop the train to Boston. The house, once owned by a sculptor, had character— but it also had some underlying structural issues. And so it went that a planned reno-

vation would morph into a new build. And a new opportunity. An opportunity to imagine something fresh while simultaneously reimagining what once was. “In our minds,” says the wife, “it’s a bit of a nod to what used to be there.” In this spirit, the architecture, spearheaded by Thaddeus Siemasko, mixes traditional New England forms (pitched gabled roof, cedar shingles) with modern extensions (flat roofs, large

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“I LOVE HOW THE SEASONS CHANGE AT THE OCEAN,” SAYS THE OWNER. “THE WATER GOES FROM GRAY IN THE WINTER TO BRIGHT BLUE.”

ABOVE: The ocean-facing side

of the house; to the far left is the guest suite inspired by the previous owner’s sculpture studio. RIGHT: A roaring fire on the screened porch makes for a pretty backdrop to spirited dinner conversation; the screened porch opens out to the pool and the ocean side of the property.

windows, trim boards) that project out. The effect is that the house reads smaller than its 11,000 square feet. “We liked the spirit of the original house,” he says. “The scale felt good, so we used that to help guide us.” Siemasko designed the long, fairly narrow house so that the main living areas all face the water views. “I love how the seasons change at the ocean,” says the owner. “The water goes from gray in the winter to bright blue.” The palette of the house, however, varies little. “You’re not shocked when you transition from outdoors to in,” says Siemasko. French gray on the exterior shifts to shades of warm whites and fog grays on the walls.

Overseen by Jean Verbridge, the interior is “quiet, uncluttered, yet comfortable,” she says. “It’s the mix of materials that creates the story and makes it very livable.” To tie the large space together, the design team incorporated wide-plank white oak floors throughout; lots of metal (think bronzes and brasses) in the fixtures, windows and doors, and staircase; and stone in shades of gray on the floors, fireplace surrounds, and countertops. The floorplan reads as open, but each space still feels distinct. Likewise, the house can expand and contract as needed, with plenty of room when family and friends descend but retaining a sense of intimacy, via smaller sitting

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One of the couple’s favorite wintertime spots, this cozy sitting area off the kitchen has warm wood built-ins fabricated by Jewett Farms + Co. FACING PAGE: The library, which boasts built-ins and pocket doors, also made by Jewett Farms + Co., is one of the only rooms sans water view; the owners wanted a comfy nighttime retreat that they could close off.

areas and an everyday dining area, when the couple is alone. Aware the homeowners wouldn’t occupy all of the square footage all of the time, the design team wanted the home to feel integrated. Take, for example, the special-occasion-ready dining room—a picture-perfect place to host Thanksgiving or stage a dinner party. Although it’s not used for regular meals, it connects the mudroom to the living quarters, so it’s passed through—and enjoyed—daily. Likewise, the screened porch, with its commanding stone fireplace, is positioned at one end of the everyday dining area so that it feels like an extension of the house. When it came to furnishings and fabrics, the homeowner sourced a good deal from Artefact

Home | Garden, in Belmont. “I like clean lines,” she says, “but I also like to mix in quirky finds from antique stores and flea markets.” The combination lends itself to a house that is modern yet warm and welcoming. A place that the homeowners’ grown daughter, A T-ride away, relishes visiting year-round (think cozy fires in the winter and swimming and kayaking in the summer). Lucky friends who stay longer may find themselves in the guest suite that was inspired by the original owner’s sculptor studio. It’s an homage to the property’s past life, but, like the rest of the home, it has all the modernday comforts and conveniences the current owners could ever want. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

see Resources.

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THE INTERIOR IS “QUIET, UNCLUTTERED, YET COMFORTABLE,” SAYS JEAN VERBRIDGE. “THE MIX OF MATERIALS CREATES THE STORY.”

ABOVE: A second-floor guest room has a restful color scheme that complements the pretty views of the Atlantic Ocean and the North Shore of Boston. BELOW: The clients and designers went decidedly minimalist in the master bedroom. FACING PAGE: The spa-like tub room connects the master bedroom to the master bathroom. The modern table was sourced at Field + Supply, a curated makers craft fair held semi-annually in Kingston, New York.

ARCHITECTURE:

Thaddeus Siemasko, SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge INTERIOR DESIGN:

Jean Verbridge, SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Stephen Stimson Associates BUILDER:

Windover Construction

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Wyeth: New Perspectives

THROUGH JANUARY 12

This exhibit, featuring iconic Maine artist N.C. Wyeth, has been so popular the museum has had to extend its hours to keep up with demand. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine portlandmuseum.org

››  Tiffany

Glass: Painting with Color and Light

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  Old Newbury Open House Day

THROUGH MARCH 1

THROUGH JANUARY 12

Some of Tiffany Studios most iconic works will be on display. View windows, lamps, and pieces of opalescent glass.

Celebrate the anniversary of the official purchase of the town of Newbury by touring a 1690s manor house.

Rosecliff at the Newport Mansions, Newport, R.I. newportmansions.org

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass. historicnewengland.org

››  Raid

the Icebox Now with Pablo Bronstein: Historical Rhode Island Decor

THROUGH JUNE 28

Explore three rooms of Pablo Bronstein's historically inspired wallpaper and printed fabrics. RISD Museum, Providence, R.I. risdmuseum.org

  Creature Comfort: Animals in the House

‹‹  History

FEBRUARY 1–AUGUST 23

FEBRUARY 15

In celebration of our four-legged and feathered companions, this exhibit includes objects that have been inspired by the animal form.

An illustrated talk about the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, some of the oldest greenhouses in the U.S.

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt. shelburnemuseum.org

Lyman Estate Greenhouses, Waltham, Mass. historicnewengland.org

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Happy New Year from the team at New England Home! Here’s what’s happening in the New England design community. Though we are making resolutions and plans for 2020, we’ve had a fair number of items come across our desk that reference the past. First up, a hearty congratulations to the Boston University Dahod Family Alumni Center for its 2019 Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance. The Finegold Alexander Architectsdesigned building, affectionately known as the “Castle” to locals, was recognized for sustainable restoration. The Castle was originally built in 1915 by William Lindsey Jr. as a home for his family, and now serves as a center for alumni and families. See it for yourself: it’s located at the corner of Bay State Road and Granby Street. Speaking of preserving the past, the French Heritage Society’s Boston and Paris chapters have joined forces to raise funds to restore Château de la Verrerie, which was built in the late fifteenth century in Cher, France. Last year, the society awarded more than $2.7 million for fifteen restoration grants, including one to help rebuild Notre-Dame de Paris. Closer to home, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston held its annual PRISM Awards last October. The list of winners is too long to print here, but you can see it for yourself by visiting prism-awards. com. Among the winners are many of the design professionals whose work has been featured in our

Style Scene

America

of Greenhouses in

The Maine Home & Remodeling Show

Home Show Boston

FEBRUARY 15–16

Meet home industry pros, enjoy cooking demonstrations, and have your remodeling questions answered at this event.

FEBRUARY 22

More than 180 exhibitors display the latest products and services for building and remodeling, outdoor living, and green living. Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, Maine maine.newenglandexpos.com

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston newenglandhomeshows.com

Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass. nativeplanttrust.org

FEBRUARY 21–23

Seeing is Believing: A Visual Garden Design Workshop This hands-on workshop guides homeowners through plant selection, exploring space, and working with light.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please call or visit the website for times and ticket prices.

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pages over the years. Winter is traditionally the time New Englanders nest—or hibernate. If you’re looking for a good read, we recommend The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses (Rizzoli New York, $55, rizzoliusa.com), by architect Jeffrey Dungan. In his first book, and through the exploration of eight houses, Dungan offers advice for creating your “forever home.” Dungan was a speaker at New England Home’s inaugural Luxury Home Design Summit in Chatham, Massachusetts, last spring. (Psst: the summit is happening again May 19–21 at the Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa. It sold out last year, so make sure you register early at luxuryhomedesignsummit.com.) Boston-based furniture and home goods e-commerce company Wayfair recently partnered with Homes for Our Troops to furnish the home of a Marine who was severely wounded in Afghanistan. The Massachusetts-based nonprofit builds specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured, post-9/11 war veterans. Homes for Our Troops was founded in 2004 by local contractor John Gonsalves. And finally, a warm South End welcome to furniture design and home accessory boutique Modern Relik, which recently opened a new location across the street from New England Home’s office on Harrison Avenue. The shop features home furnishings, artwork, floor coverings, lighting, and vintage treasures. (Its proprietor and creative director, interior designer Meg Kimball, was one of New England Home’s 5 Under 40 judges for 2019.) It also boasts a coffee counter, much to the delight of our team. Let the shop-

Photographer: Eric Roth Photography Builder: Arrigo Construction

ping (and cappuccino sipping) begin! —Edited by Erika Ayn Finch Do you have news to share with New England Home? Email Erika Finch at efinch@nehomemag.com.

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vision was to keep the barn looking like one, while creating a comfortable living space inside. Original features abound, including the soaring cathedral ceiling, scissor trusses, a double-sided wood-burning fireplace, and original barn doors with hardware. All of the millwork and flooring is pristine. This home is ready for company; with a guest cottage called the Milk House, it can sleep

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up to twenty-two comfortably. The master suite is as elegant as it is cozy and has views out every window. Easily a favorite spot: the silo and observatory featuring a lovely inlaid compass rose. CONTACT: Beth Decato Beaulieu, Keller Williams

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ou could get away with calling this beauty a log home, but a mountain lodge would be more precise. We’re going to go with “quintessential ski house with every amenity, impeccably crafted of wood and stone, and located on Stratton Mountain in Vermont.” It’s grand (with spectacular vaulted ceilings), private (on four

sheltered acres), and perfect for a great escape. With its loft, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and massive hearth, the great room will take your breath away. Multiple en suite bedrooms accommodate the extended family or good friends. The main floor master suite features a luxurious bath,

fireplace, and sitting room, and a second spacious gathering space holds a family room with a bar, fireplace, and wall built for a (very) big-screen TV. There are apres ski options, too, including a gameroom, home theater, and private gym.—M.L. CONTACT: Kim Wohler, Wohler Realty Group,

Bondville, Vt., 802-236-1604, wohlerrealtygroup. com, Property ID 4783436 6 BEDROOMS 5 BATHS 1 HALF BATH 9,400 SQ. FT. $2,800,000

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Thirteenth Annual New England Design Hall of Fame Gala The thirteenth annual New England Design Hall of Fame was our most exciting yet, with an all-new venue, special post-award ceremony dessert reception, and many joyful connections and memories made. This year, New England Home inducted seven new members into the Hall of Fame to many cheers and toasts. Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping to make the evening so special.

Sam Soderholm of Soderholm Custom Builders, Bob Marzilli of R.P. Marzilli & Company, and Jon Wardwell of JW Construction

Kyle Sheffield of LDa Architecture & Interiors, Devin Hefferon of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, and Troy Sober of Gregory Lombardi Design

Inductee Tom Clarke enjoying his special night at the Hall of Fame

Nicole Hogarty of Nicole Hogarty Designs, Josh Steinwand of Studio 534, Michael J. Lee of Michael J. Lee Photography, Joanne DiFrancesco of JDCommunications, and Clayton Daher of Embarc Studio

Congrats to the 2019 Inductees! Tom Clarke of Clarke, Keith Moskow and Robert Linn of Moskow Linn Architects, Tara Vincenta of Artemis Landscape Architects, Leslie Fine of Leslie Fine Interiors, and David and Ryan Newton of C.H. Newton Builders Peter White and Rina Okawa of ZEN Associates with Lindsay Marquis and Robin Nilson of JANUS et Cie

Matthew Cunningham of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders, and Tim Stewart of Eck MacNeely Architects

Robin Schubel of New England Home, Julie Bangert of Hutker Architects, and Lisa Bonneville of Bonneville Design

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Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects, inductee Keith Moskow of Moskow Linn Architects, and Kris Horiuchi of Horiuchi Solien Landscape Architects

Inductee Leslie Fine of Leslie Fine Interiors accepts her award from Stacy Kunstel of New England Home

Jeremy McCulla of Clarke, Eric Haydel of Eric Haydel Design, and Sue Shockley of Marvin at 7 Tide Marcus Gleysteen of Marcus Gleysteen Architects, Clinton Smith of New England Home, and Jason Harris of Gregory Lombardi Design

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The Good Life | New England Design Hall of Fame

THE SCENE

Debra Morrison, Daniel DeCarvalho, Doreen Scanlon, and Lani Smith all of Frank Webb Home

The Moniques Bath Showroom team and friends

Seven Tide folks having fun being on the “cover� of New England Home in the photo booth they sponsored

Treats to go, sponsored by Hancock Appliance

Stacy Kunstel of New England Home, Pauline Curtiss of Patina Designs, Kathy Bush-Dutton of New England Home, Michael J. Lee of Michael J. Lee Photography, and Elizabeth Benedict of Elizabeth Home Decor

The System 7/Wolfers Structure group

The Dover Rug & Home team

Thank you to sponsor FBN Construction

Cumar colleagues and friends

The California Closets bunch at dinner

Brookes + Hill Custom Builders enjoying the evening

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Photography by Tara Carvalho

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The Good Life |

THE SCENE

Divine Design Networking Party The good-looking Boston showroom of Divine Design Center was the setting when members of the design community got together to celebrate New England Home’s September-October issue. Guests mixed and mingled over a variety of international wines.

Nancy Cherry of Divine Design Center with Debbe Daley of Debbe Daley Designs

Joseph McCarthy and Alexandra Tefft of Interior Stone

Attendees enjoying the beautiful space while catching up

The sleek, modern Divine Design Center glows in the night

Mahmud Jafri of Dover Rug & Home, Renee Albano of Premier Woodcrafting, and host Magued Barsoum of Divine Design Center

Tedd LeBlanc of Crown Point Cabinetry, Lee Reid of Payne | Bouchier, and Bob Davis of Crown Point Cabinetry

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Beezee Honan of Designer Bath, Aditi Dhingra, Jana Neudel, Roseann Myers, and Sophia Wensberg all of Divine Design Center, and Jennifer Driscoll of Broadview Marketing

Host Mariette Barsoum of Divine Design Center with Michael Ferzoco of Eleven Interiors, Kathy Bush-Dutton of New England Home, and Jon Wardwell of JW Construction

Steve Dwyer and Brittany Nolan of Allstate Glass with Yaoying Huang of Poggenpohl

Photography by Allan Dines

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