New England Home January - February 2022

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

Transformations January-February 2022

BOLD BRILLIANCE IN THE NEW YEAR

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January | February

VOLUME 17, ISSUE NO. 3

118 Features 118 Details, Details

A good-looking suburban Boston home becomes a stunner when visionary owners and a trio of design pros take it to the next level.

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142 Framework

A living room built in 1870 transforms into an at-home art gallery fit for the entire family— almost.

148 Coastal Color

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VOLUME 17, ISSUE NO. 3

The Good Life 156 On the Market Exceptional properties for sale in our region.

162 Design Dispatches Read up on industry news and mark your calendars for these must-attend events.

166 The Scene A look back at a host of designrelated events.

176 Last Look Tommy’s Place offers a respite for kids battling cancer.

Special Marketing Section 81 Gallery of Fine

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35 Here & There 35 Inspired Interiors An ultra-daring designer/artisan team joins forces to push the envelope.

47 Rooms We Love These baths may serve as peaceful sanctuaries, but their design is anything but boring.

60 Things We Love Bath fixtures that steal the scene and saturated on-trend tiles.

64 Special Spaces Designer Marc Langlois turns a dark and dated Vermont home into a cozy and chic winter retreat.

74 Artistry Painter Charlie Hunter transforms the ordinary.

78 Smith on Style Editor at Large Clinton Smith shares takeaways from the most recent Luxury Home Design Summit.

74 In Every Issue 28 Editor’s Note 174 Resources 175 Advertiser Index

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ccording to Italian folklore, January was once three days shorter. The story goes that an enterprising white dove, fed up with the blustery first month of the year, gathered enough food to survive twenty-nine days and hid in a chimney for warmth. Thinking she had beaten the worst of winter, she emerged on January 29, singing in celebration. January, not so easily beaten, stole three days from February and unleashed the worst storms imaginable. Back to the chimney went the white dove, emerging once the blizzards passed covered in soot and to the awful realization that January was even longer. Today in Italy, the harshness of the last three days of January is thought to be an indicator of spring’s arrival. If it’s bitter cold on January 29, 30, and 31, then spring will be early. But if it’s mild during the days of the merla—Italian for blackbird—then spring will arrive late. Likely we’re stuck with thirty-one days of January, so with this first issue of 2022, we’re dreaming of sanctuaries that see us through dark winter days, like luxe suites that make it possible to flow from sleep to spa. We’re not just talking about beds and baths but serene sitting areas, efficient closets, and dressing rooms so indulgent there’s little reason to leave—one even features a hidden fridge. Elsewhere in our pages you’ll find a modern update to a traditional brick Tudor that will surprise and delight, a ski getaway designed to face wind and snow head-on, and both city and suburban respites that are authentic reflections of what shelter means to their inhabitants. This year, when the blackbird sings in late January, don’t fret. We’ve got provisions to last you till spring.

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2019, and Zimmerman House (above), a Usonian home from the 1950s. The homes and museum are all located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Visit currier.org for more information and to purchase tickets. ALSO ON VIEW: The late children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, a longtime New Hampshire resident who passed away in 2020, is commemorated by an exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art. The museum has also established The Tomie dePaola Art Education Fund for young people of all backgrounds. Visit currier.org for more information or to donate. For a charming reimagining of how the days of the merla came to be, see dePaola’s 1997 picture book, Days of the Blackbird: A Tale of Northern Italy.

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f pressed to label her style, designer Michelle Michaels goes straight for “glam rock.” It’s daring, it’s dramatic, and it doesn’t scrimp on the sparkle. She was ready to work her mojo when homeowner Pam Mittleman asked her to create an interior for a newly renovated, hundred-year-old brick Tudor in the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill. Mittleman proved to be Michaels’s ideal accomplice. The two were country club acquaintances when Mittleman’s home became Michaels’s first major project as a designer.

RIGHT: The foyer showcases a polished French buffet from the homeowner’s previous residence and Christian Lacroix lattice wallpaper that dialogues with the original ironwork on the door that leads into the dining room. BELOW: The living room's architectural details stand out thanks to a coat of pale blue paint on the walls and windows framed in agate-patterned curtains. The sofas are covered in a plush blue velvet from Kravet.

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: For the walls in the bar, Michaels went for a sedate white, echoed in a silver faux-hide rug, but all eyes turn upward toward a ceiling papered in a custom-made geode design. Michelle Michaels (left) and homeowner Pam Mittleman. A Christian Lacroix playing-card collage papers the powder room; black leather studs frame the mirror.

“The interior was a blank slate,” Michaels recalls, “and we were very symbiotic.” The resulting rooms explore territories few homeowners are sufficiently courageous to go. “It’s very edgy,” Michaels admits of elements that include an ombre-painted dining room, tie-dye-patterned walls in the mudroom, and an arresting ceiling treatment in the bar. “I’m a risk-taker, and I don’t play by the rules,” Michaels says. However, she does have an agenda: “Everything should make you smile.” And sure enough,

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Decorative painter Pauline Curtiss blended purples that darken toward the ceiling for the dining room’s ombre walls, while Michaels enclosed crystals in cloches for a conversation-starting centerpiece. The chairs and bar stools in the kitchen were sourced from Boston’s IL Decor, but the room’s floral Osborne & Little shades elicit oohs and aahs.

the input most often heard by the Mittlemans (including husband Jeff and their three teenage children) is, “Wow! This house is so happy.” For a collaborator to help make it all happen, Michaels reached out to decorative painter Pauline Curtiss, who was a New England Home 5 Under 40 winner in 2014. Curtiss jumped at the chance to add her artistic flair to the home’s original architectural elements and period details, all of which were respectfully preserved. “I love juxtaposing an antique house with very modern interior elements,” she says. “It adds a third dimension.” Not only were the wall treatments modern, but many also pushed the limitations of gravity. In the dining room, Curtiss basically

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“I’M A RISK-TAKER, AND I DON’T PLAY BY THE RULES.” —Designer Michelle Michaels invented her technique while mixing and applying the mauve-to-berry pigments that ascend the walls. And thanks to Photoshop, Michaels was able to show Mittleman a preview of the mudroom prior to Curtiss’s actual splatter application. For a thematic element, Michaels likes to incorporate “something very personal to the owner” into the brew. In this case, it was agate and crystal,

evident in the living room draperies, a custom-printed wallpaper ceiling in the bar, and the dining room table centerpiece. It’s all over the top. “Sometimes it takes company a few minutes to adjust,” Mittleman finds. But family and friends end up glowing. As Curtiss sums it up, “The end goal is getting more exciting ideas out into the world.”

Wallpapered in an arresting copper pattern from Designers Guild, the main bedroom features a lilac-colored duvet and shams that complement the geode-within-a-geode wall art and a faux-fur bench. The chaise lounge, shaded by curtains from Just Imagine Draperies, provides another seating option.

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A shadow box—constructed of trapezoidal pieces of the same metallic glass tile—provides an interesting backdrop for the Victoria + Albert tub, which is paired with Grohe fittings; the flooring is cloud marble.

The designers chose metallic glass tile because its reflective quality helps bring more light into the previously dark space.

The bath felt choppy and small before, so the designers reworked the floor plan to double its size, incorporating what was previously a walk-in closet.

Serenity Now These baths may serve as peaceful sanctuaries, but their design is anything but boring. BY ALYSSA BIRD For the homeowners of a 1915 residence in Newton, Massachusetts, their primary suite was the last piece of the puzzle. Having previously renovated the rest of the property they’ve called home for the past thirteen years, they

recently tapped designers Heather Vaughan and Monica Johnson to reimagine their primary bath and dressing area. “The spaces just weren’t functioning well,” explains Vaughan. “It felt tight, dark, and choppy.”

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Adjacent to the primary bath, the wife’s new dressing area features coordinating custom cabinetry. Drawers in the island stow jewelry and accessories, plus there’s a hidden refrigerator drawer for beverages.

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The steam shower, which is wired with Sonos, is sheathed in a combination of twelve-inch-bytwenty-four-inch lilac marble tiles and much smaller broken mosaic pieces of the same stone. The fittings are Kallista.

To that end, the designers reworked the entire floor plan, trading in a walk-in closet to double the size of the bath, and then converting the primary sitting area into a dressing room with separate his and hers spaces. They also raised the ceiling height, widened the doorways, and used frosted-glass pocket doors to make the spaces feel bright and airy. Furthermore, the team selected a metallic glass tile that reflects light for the walls of the bath. High-tech gadgets, such as a mirror television and automated shades and lighting, round out the posh retreat. “The goal,” says Vaughan, “was to make it feel like a boutique hotel experience.”

Her side of the primary bath includes a lilac-marbletopped vanity and sink; sconces from Visual Comfort flank a Made Goods mirror. The homeowners appreciate technology, so everything is automated, from the lighting inside the cabinetry to the window shades.

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Saltonstall Architects designed a sleek oak vanity that floats on one wall of the wooden cube. Kallista sink fittings and backlit mirrors from Robern complete the contemporary look.

There is open access from the bath to the bedroom on either side of the closet cube. “We wanted to question the traditional relationship of bed, bath, and closet,” explains architect Will Saltonstall.

Clean Break When Saltonstall Architects was tasked with renovating a 1968 waterfront ranch in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the goal was clean-lined and modern, yet in keeping with the coastal New England vernacular. “The house wasn’t taking advantage of the views of the pool and the estuary beyond, so we expanded the windows and doors and enhanced the look and feel of the architecture,” says principal architect Will Saltonstall. High on the clients’ wish list for this vacation home was a new primary suite, so the firm transformed two former bedrooms and a dated yellow bath into the current suite, which includes a lightfilled bedroom, a spacious bath, and a walk-in closet—all located under a new cathedral ceiling. To retain the open

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The architects also designed the bed and bedside tables, which are mounted on the opposite side of the cube.

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feeling of the high ceiling, the architects designed a floating cube to accommodate the closet while cleverly dividing the bedroom and bath. “The white-oak nickel gap on the cube features varying widths, which softens the modernism and makes it feel less perfect,” notes architect and project manager Tristan deBarros. “Plus, the wood has a weathered look that lends itself to a coastal environment.”

A sliding barn door closes off the water closet, while the shower and soaking tub—which sit across from one another—are open to the rest of the bath.

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The goal for the new primary bath in this 1895 Colonial Revival was to “make it function for a modern couple while staying true to the character of the house,” explains FBN Construction’s Shalini Vattes, who helped realize the design concept set forward by Roisin Giese of Twelve Chairs Interiors. The window features a motorized solar shade hidden behind a faux roman shade.

A Kallista tub takes center stage in front of an original window.

Giese had FBN Construction recreate the original wainscoting found in the entry hall, ensuring that the new primary bath fits in seamlessly with the rest of this historic property.

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the latter—containing a bath and dressing area in addition to the bedroom—by reworking what was formerly two bedrooms and a smaller en suite bathroom. “The homeowners have three children and wanted a respite,” explains Giese. “The house is an 1895 Colonial Revival,

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Pocket doors separate the bath from the dressing room. A glass-enclosed shower faces a water closet.

“The couple had zero closet space before, so adding a dressing room was an important piece of the renovation,” explains Giese.

The floor tile, a marble mosaic from Bellew Tile and Marble, was the jumping-off point for the soft gray and cream palette. Meanwhile, walnut and black accents lend contrast. Another set of pocket doors on the opposite end of the bath leads to the bedroom. An Arteriors light fixture provides drama, and draperies made with Ellisha Alexina fabric complement the grasscloth wallpaper.

so we kept the palette timeless and classic.” To make the new bath feel like it has always been there, Giese asked FBN Construction to recreate the original wainscoting in the entry hall for this space. This detail melds perfectly with a large original window (now the focal point above the tub) and the original doors that were repurposed as pocket doors. “There were a lot of structural and plumbing challenges that we overcame during this project, but we are most proud of the fact that we were able to match the existing architectural detail in the wainscoting,” says FBN Construction project manager Shalini Vattes. “It really helps solidify the look and feel of the house.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Wisely, instead of making instant changes, the couple and their two children (also skiers) and dog used the three-story, 3,000-square-foot getaway for a winter season before they drew up a must-have/must-go list. “This helped them develop their vision enormously,” explains Boston-based designer Marc Langlois, who they enlisted to produce what he terms “a total turnkey transformation” that included repainting and

Careful not to compete with the panoramic views from the ski cabin’s great room, designer Marc Langlois chose low-height furniture and used a natural, neutral design palette. Reclaimed wood faces the cabinets and fireplace, which is topped with antique skis and snowshoes.

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staining, choosing new furniture, and adding design details all the way down to pillows, towels, and even the right color of toothbrush. “Everything was new,” says Langlois. The couple explained to Langlois that they wanted a modern, rustic look, with a design that was minimal but cozy. And they asked him to lighten up the space, which sometimes felt claustrophobic. Langlois, who had worked with the family on their Wellesley kitchen remodel, drew up a color palette that was comprised of mostly neutral hues. The maple floors were sanded down

RIGHT: In the dining area, as in much of the residence, the walls were painted white to open up the space, while the maple floors were sanded to their natural color and given a matte finish. BELOW: Langlois refreshed the kitchen by changing the cabinet color to Benjamin Moore After Midnight and replacing the backsplash, countertops, hardware, and pendant lighting. Plantation shutters from Massachusetts-based Tyler & Sash offer privacy.

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gives the room a focal point,” says Langlois. Hackwell’s team built matching reclaimed-wood cabinets that Langlois designed to look like old ice boxes. The dining table is also made from reclaimed wood. Langlois remembers the wife telling him that she didn’t want the retreat to resemble the family’s Wellesley home in the slightest. She wanted an entirely different feel and look in Stowe. So how did he do? “Marc nailed it,” says the wife. “Every time we come up here and open the door we think, ‘This is our happy place!’ ” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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that which is not traditionally considered beautiful.” Hunter finds inspiration for his limitedpalette, nearly monochromatic paintings as far afield as New Mexico, Montana, and Cuba, and as close to home as, well, his own backyard. “Monet had his haystacks; I have the Bellows Falls rail yard,” he says, his blue eyes sparkling. Hunter looks for scenes that resonate with him, and he seeks to tell a story with each of his paintings. “I am always making choices on what to emphasize and how to tell a story with my work,” he says. “I look for subject matter that says, ‘Come

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here, you’ve got to see this. Isn’t this neat?’ ” Although the Yale University-trained artist worked with a color-rich range of pastels, oils, and acrylics for nearly two decades, he abandoned his extensive palette in 2004. “I like to say that I just fell into the way I paint today,” he explains. “I got to the point where I was really frustrated with my work. I felt that I was merely reproducing what I saw and thought, ‘This is no fun.’ ” He describes the day he “mushed” his paints together and produced a mostly monochromatic mix of understated browns and grays. “It worked,” he remembers. “And it was well received. I was finding my voice and painting as truthfully as possible. It was all sinew and bone.” Hunter counts among his influences Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, and late New Hampshire artist Richard Schmid, leader of the Putney Painters, was a longtime mentor. His work is much praised and

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regularly exhibited at museums and galleries across the nation. Not bad, he admits with a smile, for someone who has become nationally known for producing what he wryly terms “drippy portraits of rotting American infrastructure.” EDITOR'S NOTE: Charlie Hunter is represented by William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, Mass., wbfinearts.com, and Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, Vt., bryangallery.org. To see more of his work, visit charliehunter.art.

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Editor at Large Clinton Smith shares takeaways from the most recent Luxury Home Design Summit.

FIELD NOTES Although a historic nor’easter in late October had the potential to wreak havoc on the second annual Luxury Home Design Summit, held at the Chatham Bars Inn in Massachusetts, the show—presented by New England Home and Esteem Media—went on without incident. It would take far more than driving rain and eighty-mile-per-hour wind gusts to deter some of New England’s premier (and hardy) interior design, architecture, and building professionals from attending. More than 200 industry pros from the region and as far away as Utah and Chicago comprised this year’s summit. Renowned architect Bobby McAlpine kicked off the conference on a Tuesday afternoon with a meditative poem as evocative as the homes he presented, most of which are featured in his firm’s latest book, Poetry of Place (Rizzoli). Next up, Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington, assistant vice president for forecasting and analysis at the National Association of Home Builders, shared data-driven analytics on real estate and the current state of building and remodeling. She confirmed what everyone’s talking about: the market is red hot, and supply chain issues will continue to linger. On day two, best-selling author and keynote speaker Andrew Davis challenged the audience to think about how constraints and restrictions can spark innovation and help build new business. Sean Low, a business coach who focuses on the design industry, followed suit by encouraging attendees to take the time to define their niche audiences to build a solid client base. His advice: you and your firm can’t be all things to all people. (A good reminder.) New England Home contributing editor and uber-stylist Karin Lidbeck Brent next moderated a lively discussion on photoshoots with three in-demand photographers, Greg Premru, Laura Moss, and Sarah Winchester. The takeaway: know your needs. Do you require images for your portfolio,

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website, or social media? All of the above? Be specific. In this age of the Great Resignation and a limited talent pool for unfilled professional and trade positions, Billy Clark and Clayton Apgar of Billy Clark Creative Management shared the ins and outs of recruiting and retaining top talent. Hint: it’s no longer just about pay and benefits. And business, marketing, and leadership coach Ginna Christensen dissected the finer points of being a good leader to both grow business and foster growth among employees. In her talk, Five Neuroscience Secrets of Persuasive Communicators, Nancy Harhut, the cofounder and chief creative officer of HBT Marketing, revealed the secrets of “neuromarketing.” Her thoughtprovoking presentation revealed how ideas and marketing messages can be worded in very subtle ways to reap far greater rewards. On Thursday morning, as the nor’easter’s winds subsided, Los Angeles-based designer Madeline Stuart was a veritable ray of California sunshine as she shared her passion and enthusiasm for all things home with an engaging and highly personal presentation featuring some of her most memorable projects. Many are also captured in her recent book, No Place Like Home (Rizzoli). Next up, Stacey Brown Randall, author of Generating Business Referrals Without Asking, had audience members rethinking everything they thought they knew about referrals. In closing, Nir Bashan, a world-renowned creativity expert and founder of The Creator Mindset, urged attendees to unleash their creativity to harness new business growth. After nearly three days of presentations, the topic seemed perfectly apropos, encapsulating a summit infused with an array of professional, personal, business, and creative development opportunities for attendees to explore in the year ahead. For details on the 2022 summit, which will be held in May, visit luxuryhomedesignsummit.com/subscribe to receive conference updates. Illustration by Monica Hellström. Photograph by Melissa Ostrow

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mism and possibility. There is an experience to architecture. It is not simply the location of a window, but the manipulation of the building’s envelope so that space becomes a part of the view. It is not singular, but multiple, experienced from different angles and through multiple spaces simultaneously. A Christopher Pagliaro design is not just a building, but a place at peace with itself.

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➊ The “magic wall” of glass that marries the landscape and living space is embraced by the covered outdoor living space. ➋ The simplicity of form is celebrated by the symmetrical asymmetrical gable forms that are tied together with a transparent link. ➌ The kitchen as central commend of an open interior space that includes cooking, eating, living. ➍ The panoramic curvature of form takes advantage of 270-dgrees of waterfront.

Christopher Pagliaro Architects 320 Post Road, Suite 160 Darien, CT 06820 203-838-5517 christopherpagliaroarchitects.com

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aul Fiore and David Foley have been collaborating with an outstanding group of clients and contractors to create beautiful and livable homes since 1994. They established their Cambridge-based firm after returning from California where they each worked for prominent Bay Area residential architects. The work of Foley Fiore Architecture can now be found throughout the east coast

in addition to Cape Cod, Cape Ann, Long Island, and the New Hampshire Lakes region. Paul and David enjoy the process of getting to know each client and learning how they live, work, and where they find beauty. When designing new homes and renovations, they draw inspiration from a beautiful view, a favorite painting, or where the sun is best for breakfast.

Style is determined by the unique needs of each client, existing structure, and building site. Their projects range from historic renovations to transitional and modern homes. Throughout all phases of the design and construction process, the team at Foley Fiore Architecture combines the individual attention of a small firm with the knowledge and production capabilities of a large firm.

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or more than thirty-five 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 design 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 90

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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 in the future. Having designed more than 350 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 over sixty professionals shares a passion for 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. PHOTO CREDIT: ➊ MARC FAIRSTEIN, ➋❸❹ MICHAEL J. LEE

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➊ The site’s proximity to the saltwater pond required creative solutions designed to make the home resilient to storm surges and future sea level rise. ➋ Clerestory windows flood this living area with natural light, inviting visitors to take a seat or pass through and venture out to the cantilevered screened porch. ➌ The entry sequence of this home places emphasis on how light and air flow seamlessly through the various volumes, framing an exquisite piece of the homeowners’ art collection and the Atlantic Ocean views beyond. ➍ Carefully designed breaks in the stone wall allow passage through to an outdoor firepit and a casual entrance on the southeast façade that leads to a generous mudroom complete with laundry, shower, and pantry through which the kitchen and screened porch can be accessed.

Hutker Architects, Inc. Martha’s Vineyard | Cape Cod | South Shore 508-540-0048 hutkerarchitects.com

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LDa Architecture & Interiors, LLP

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Da’s mission is to pursue design that improves the quality of life for our clients. We design collaboratively and with a philosophy of finding balance, seeking solutions that are creative, thoughtful, inspirational, appropriately scaled, and comprehensively sustainable. We treat each project individually, resulting in homes where the architecture and interiors

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are a true reflection of the homeowner’s lifestyle and lasting examples of quality residential design. Founded in 1992, LDa has extensive experience in residential design, with a portfolio that includes new builds, additions, and renovations as well as interior design for homes of all sizes and styles, and our process gives clients the opportunity to pursue a

range of sustainable design solutions. LDa has received numerous accolades, including awards from AIA New England, the Boston Society of Architects, and the American Institute of Architects, and our work has been featured in many local and national publications and books.

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➊ A contemporary take on a classic New England form, this home was designed using the principles of Vastu Shastra, a traditional Hindu system of architecture. ➋ In this Cohasset home, an oak media console showcases the clients’ extensive sculpture collection. ➌ A contemporary addition, wrapped in glass, and a welcoming patio breathe new life into this 1911 Brookline home. ➍ Finished in a luxe rustic style, this lakeside cabana’s design focused on simple forms and natural textures.

LDa Architecture & Interiors, LLP 222 Third Street, Suite 3212 Cambridge, MA 02142 617-621-1455 LDa-Architects.com

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ongfellow provides homeowners on Cape Cod and Boston’s South Shore with award-winning architectural design services for both new construction and whole-home renovation projects. Our in-house staff includes licensed architects, structural engineers, kitchen and bath specialists, and master craftsmen—an agile team of inspired, knowledgeable professionals who believe in a communicative process and collaborative approach.

Offering both design and construction services gives us a unique perspective—a depth of knowledge, and the resources to execute creative solutions that provide more value for your budget. Our versatile design team works comfortably with most architectural styles, with a unique expertise in converting coastal homes for full-time use. Our process begins by focusing on a homeowner’s ideas, needs, lifestyle,

and tastes to develop a vision that often includes creative solutions. By removing load-bearing walls, we reconfigure smaller homes to an open floor plan. The addition of architectural details such as a coffered or beadboard ceiling, wall paneling, or a built-in media cabinet are common upgrades that result in comfortable, elegant, and livable homes: beautiful spaces that support and reflect the lives of real families.

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➊ 2019 PRISM Awardwinning custom home in Falmouth with roof-deck views of Vineyard Sound. ➋ 2020 PRISM Awardwinning renovation. Media wall with beadboard wall and custom cubby bookshelves designed by Longfellow architects and built by our finish carpenters. ➌ 2020 PRISM Awardwinning custom kitchen design in Cotuit. ➍➎ 2019 PRISM Awardwinning gambrel-style whole-house renovation. ➏ Custom built-in bunk beds for grandkids.

➌ ➍ Longfellow Design Build Falmouth, Osterville, Chatham 774-255-1709 longfellowdb.com

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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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his project was particularly satisfying because it was for close friends who have a high level of design sense. To achieve the final design and create an open feel in an 1870s home, many walls had to come down or be moved. We focused on the compass direction of the sun for new window and door placement, enabling as much natural light as possible. The kitchen was narrow, but the

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width was supported by the attention drawn to a custom George Nakashima table, a stunning piece of sculpture in an otherwise constricted space. I also enjoyed working with the owner on her design concept for the second-floor office. There was an original round window turret in the front elevation, and my client chose to restore the rounded windows. I was fortunate to collaborate with the own-

ers on such a focused cabinetry design as is pictured in the office photo. Additionally, the landscape design by a Blade of Grass created a casual but organized approach to the expanded front porch. A stunning choice of paint colors lends a welcoming feel. This whole project is representative of “a casual but calculated” approach to blending the old with the new design of this “old” historic home.

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Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

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olhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) is a fully integrated architecture and construction firm that collaborates closely with clients to create exceptional new homes and renovations that celebrate creative design and quality craftsmanship, honor their natural environments, and set the stage for lasting memories—for generations to come. Working on Cape Cod, the Islands, and throughout coastal southeastern 100

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New England, PSD’s projects represent a broad range of aesthetics and scales that are all specifically suited to their owners and sites. The result is truly special places achieved through a highly collaborative process. With their full integration and advanced project management system, the team provides a turnkey approach that seamlessly connects architecture and construction, ensuring single-source accountability

and creative continuity from inception to completion. Every phase of the project is led by PSD’s seasoned team, ensuring quality, schedule, and cost control that elevates the beauty and integrity of the finished result. From site selection and permitting to architectural design, landscape design, construction, and post-construction maintenance, PSD shepherds every project via this carefully coordinated process. PHOTO CREDIT: BRIAN VANDEN BRINK

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➊ Eagle’s Nest is a contemporary Shingle-style house. From the street, it has a cottage feel and is symmetrical at the front door but casually asymmetrical beyond. ➋ On the two water-view sides, the roof appears to peel up to reveal a second floor that has a continuous band of windows to the panoramic view. ➌ The woodwork in the dramatic entry stair hall clads a nautically inspired barrel-vaulted ceiling. It includes decorative ribs and a Moravian Star light fixture. ➍ The living room features a corner gas fireplace, built-in storage wall, and wraparound windows to the water view.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Serving Cape Cod, the Islands & Coastal Southeastern New England 508-945-4500 psdab.com

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Rob Bramhall Architects

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ob Bramhall Architects designs fine custom homes and luxury vacation properties throughout the Northeast, Canadian Maritimes, coastal South, and mountains of the American West. Led by principal Rob Bramhall, the firm is organized as a small studio of professionals who bring a range of skills in site design, architecture, and interiors to each project. An avid skier and outdoorsman, Rob lived in the mountains of Mon102

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tana and Wyoming while training to become an architect. His love of the West and of his native New England has given form to a design sensibility that blends a deep respect for tradition with a reverence for nature. Rob states, “We love the challenge of harnessing site features as the foundation of our process, and then layering in the personal, practical, and aesthetic preferences of our client-partners.” When asked what sets his firm

apart, Rob points to an absence of a fixed architectural style and to his efforts over the years to keep RBA from growing beyond his ability to be intimately involved with each client. He reflects, “It’s gratifying to work on second and third projects with true stewards—those clients who trust in our process, value what we bring to the table, and share our very high expectations for quality, sensitivity and finesse.” BUILDER CREDIT: KISTLER & KNAPP

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➊ Carolina Lowcountry architecture is the inspiration for this private family compound at Palmetto Bluff, SC. ➋ Antique timbers warm the interiors of this new Cape Ann coastal home, while over-scaled windows frame wide vistas of its untamed rocky landscape and an everchanging seascape. ➌ Classic Shingle-style living on the waters of Nantucket Sound. ➍ With a nod to the mountains of the West, this Sunday River ski house is equally at home in New England snow.

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Sally Weston Associates

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ally Weston Associates specializes in traditional residential architecture. Our firm has established a reputation for fine architectural design and we are dedicated to listening and understanding our client’s needs, desires and wishes and

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budget constraints. In addition, we are dedicated to thinking through solutions that will meet the owner’s needs now, in the future and through-out a family’s many changes. We take great pride in our projects, whether a new private residence, a

renovation/addition or an historic renovation. Our commitment to architecture through creativity, flexibility and thoroughness is reflected throughout our work and our relationships with clients and consultants.

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SALLY WESTON

A S S O C I A T E S Sally Weston Associates Architecture—Planning—Interior Design 222 North Street Hingham, MA 02043 781-749-0212 sallyweston.com

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Cutting Edge Homes, Inc.

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utting Edge Homes Architects + Builders thinks differently. We are an award-winning boutique firm, priding ourselves on a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, servicing Metro Boston and the South Shore. Our design philosophy is anchored in listening to our client’s vision and needs—creating a truly inspired design where every single detail matters. We carefully guide our clients through every step of the process, from site evaluation and permitting, to architecture and interior design, to construction and home maintenance. This makes one firm singularly accountable for the success of your project. Whether a historic restoration or modern addition, we take great pride in each project having an obligation to craftsmanship, creativity, and value. Timeless. Classic. Simple. Elegant. One firm. Every detail. Let us tell your story.

Cutting Edge Homes, Inc. 100 Waverly St. Ashland, MA 01701 508-435-1280 thinkcuttingedge.com

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Hisel Flynn Architects

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isel Flynn Architects (HFA) is a modern architecture practice located in Lexington, Massachusetts. We create beautiful, livable, and sustainable homes and renovate existing homes of any vintage, with expertise in mid-century modern. Our process is highly collaborative and led by our experienced principals. Throughout both design and construction, we carefully steward our clients’ resources and support their vision. The resulting spaces celebrate the lives of our clients and their families and are perfectly tuned to their needs and sites. This nineteenth-century carriage house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was in need of an overhaul. The full scope of work required new multi-slide doors, a modern chef ’s kitchen, primary bathroom, and essential storage. Our minimalist interventions introduced highly crafted elements rendered in rich materials. The steel railings and custom storage cabinetry below the stairs complement the industrial feel and warm wood tones of the existing carriage house structure.

Hisel Flynn Architects 17 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02420 617-588-9764 hiselflynn.com

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“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry

Jacob Lilley Architects

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he team at Jacob Lilley Architects strives for timelessness in our projects, yet remains true to the site and surroundings in which our design resides. With a rigorous approach to ideas and problem-solving, the incorporation of natural materials and craft, and a blurring of inside and outside, we develop unique

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and elegant homes. Each home reflects the specific vision of the homeowner combined with the skill of our architects to create exactly the place our clients want to dwell. Our spaces are functional, beautiful, and enriching, providing the backdrop for today’s lifestyle. This is the essence of Jacob Lilley Architects’ design sensibilities.

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

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icholas Paolucci, CEO of MASS Architect, LLC, is NCARB certified, privately insured, and professionally licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. His architectural practice offers an array of services including drafting, design, 3D rendering, and construction documentation with a special focus on residential work. Nicholas is LEED accredited and integrates green building concepts, innovative materials, and energy saving principles into each project to reduce the impact on the environment. As sole proprietor, Nicholas is personally responsible for all client communication, drafting, and project oversight from start to finish. He prides himself on offering his clients a personalized experience throughout the architectural process.

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He listens attentively and works closely with each client on residential additions, renovations, and custom homes to ensure the design meets their needs and exceeds expectations. Nicholas also offers affordable rates and a rapid turnaround time. Furthermore, he takes a design-build approach with a network of trusted contractors, developers, and custom home builders to ensure a seamless construction process for his clients. MASS Architect worked with Nash Development to produce a full set of design and construction drawings for permitting this custom home in Sudbury starting from a rough concept sketch. Realistic 3D renderings were produced in order to sell the house before completion.

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Mellowes & Paladino Architects

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or more than a quarter century, Mellowes & Paladino Architects has been designing custom residences, new additions, and renovations of existing homes in city, town, and coastal settings in Boston and throughout New England. While our work is informed by a traditional palette, each project represents a process of exploration, synthesis, and innovation. We are able to achieve excellence through insightful and sensitive design solutions that are reinforced with a constant refinement of detail. Bob Paladino leads a group of creative, skilled architects and designers who each have expertise in custom high-end residential architecture and design. Along with builders, landscape architects, and interior designers, we function seamlessly as a unified team to assure that the wishes and aspirations of the client are reflected in the finished residence. The stone façade that defines the central mass of this large residence is flanked by diminutive appendages that extend into the landscape which helps create a sense of proportion and place. A glass conservatory and screened porch add transparency and work to further break down the scale of this Wayland estate.

Mellowes & Paladino Architects City | Town | Coastal 508-625-1371 mellowespaladino.com

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ichael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture (MDLA) is a Boston-based 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 clean-lined and simplistic in approach, a high level of

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detail, thought, and craftsmanship are 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.

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altonstall Architects is known for innovative design: a beautiful building, an engaging interior experience that changes one’s perspective, a functional plan that enhances connectivity or productivity, or establishes a connection to nature not before felt in an interior space. Our work is people-focused, always contextual, rooted in its place, and informed by its site. Our expertise is coastal design, balancing building regulations, insurance,

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and personal risk. While the style of our work ranges from historic preservation to modern, projects trend toward transitional design. Whatever the form, our approach to sustainability is building efficient homes for the long term. At Saltonstall Architects, we delight in client relationships, the excitement of the process, and in reimagining how we can “live large” as we design uniquely beautiful spaces to live, work, and learn.

Beach-front home with many opportunities to commune with nature or relax with friends and enjoy the view.

WILL SALTONSTALL, PRINCIPAL

Saltonstall Architects 380 Wareham Street Marion, MA 02738 508-748-1043 saltonstallarchitects.com

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Slocum Hall Design Group

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locum Hall Design Group is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm that delivers a unique combination of inspiration, collaboration, experience, and value to homeowners throughout the Boston area and the Northeast. Founded in 2013 by principal and owner David Boronkay, SHDG transforms homes into beautiful and functional spaces for modern living. The firm’s talented team of architects and designers has decades of experience

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specializing in new construction, additions, renovations, and interior design projects, from the initial plans through project management and construction administration. Woven through every Slocum Hall architectural project are three driving principles: establishing a personal connection with every client; a passion for innovation and excellence; and a commitment to deliver on what was promised.

Slocum Hall Design Group brings the modern prairie style to life.

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Slocum Hall Design Group 600 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472 slocumhalldesign.com 617-744-6399 contact@slocumhalldesign.com @SlocumHallDesign

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This 1890 house on Jamaica Pond in Boston, MA, was renovated and enlarged to create two condominium units. One unit includes carefully restored historic details while the second unit received a modern decor.

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Designer Leslie Fine changed the palette’s earthy neutrals to pale grays and plums for a more modern look. Holly Hunt sofas and chairs form a seating area illuminated by a Jonathan Browning chandelier. The large oil painting by Allen Bentley adds motion and color to the space.

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hen designer Leslie Fine and architect Marcus Gleysteen got together to renovate a clients’ home, Gleysteen already had more than a passing familiarity with the house. He had, in fact, designed the Weston, Massachusetts, dwelling just a decade earlier. Classic on the outside with gray shingles RIGHT: The foyer’s striking table is

as much a work of art as the Harry Moody painting, April Wagner glass sculpture, and Thomas Osika bronze. BELOW: Textured wallpaper in a smoky-plum hue gives the dining room drama. FACING PAGE: The bar is a focal point in the family room, with its dark oak, stainless-steel inlay, and glamorous glass tile.

and white trim, the house took a contemporary turn within, with high ceilings, an easy-flowing floorplan, and streamlined architectural details. In the sleek, quiet interiors the new homeowners saw the perfect canvas for their own vision. Who better to make it happen, they imagined, than the architect who created that canvas? Fine and Gleysteen worked closely from the get-go. “Leslie and I had a dynamic relationship,” Gleysteen recounts. “We designed everything together. We didn’t always agree, but we always managed to reach a consensus.” Marc Kaplan, whose Sanford Custom Builders was the contractor on the original house, joined the team early on, too. Although everyone involved calls it a substantial renovation, sometimes requiring walls to be taken down to the studs, the essential geometry of

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he design is highly detailed and highly complex, and putting it all together required a huge amount of thinking and planning.”

—BUILDER MARC KAPLAN

LEFT: Architect Marcus Gleysteen devised

a new oak top to turn the island in the existing Poggenpohl kitchen into a casual dining spot. ABOVE: The dining room sets an elegant scene for entertaining. FACING PAGE: The informal dining room sports a Cliff Young table surrounded by Artistic Frame chairs covered with an easy-care vinyl.

the spaces didn’t change. Instead, the home’s transformation comes from the addition of lots of architectural details and an abundance of materials, from stone to metal to glass, that lend texture, sparkle, and a frequent “wow” factor. “The finishes are extraordinary,” says Kaplan. “The design is highly detailed and highly complex, and putting it all together, integrating the many different materials, required a huge amount of thinking and planning.” In the family room, Gleysteen reworked the recessed ceiling, adding a grid pattern of soffits. Fine refinished the framing around the recess, giving the light oak a dark, almost-black stain. What was a serviceable black fireplace set into a white wall is now a showstopper wrapped in stone with muted stripes of grays, plum, and blues. As arresting as the fireplace is, the room’s true marvel is the dark-stained oak bar

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The living room is designed for fun, with a cantilevered pool table of oak and stainless steel. The Holly Hunt chairs swivel to watch the game or face the dramatic fireplace. “The art takes the home to another level,” says Fine about works like the Harry Moody oil painting and a silver-leaf-andacrylic piece by Massachusetts artist Jessica Feldheim.

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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: The

curves of the new vaulted ceiling add to the cocoon-like feel of the primary bedroom; the wall behind the bed is a sumptuous expanse of suede tile. A Plexi-Craft desk adds a light touch to the husband’s office. A monolithic stone slab from Cumar forms the vanity counter in the husband’s bath.

inset with stainless steel and a backsplash of round glass tiles with a silvery, prismatic effect. “The tile is very elegant, very beautiful,” Fine says. “It really pops.” Eye-catching details abound, from the living room’s cantilevered pool table of dark oak and stainless steel, to the acrylic desk in an office, to the knockout ten-foot-long Jonathan Browning light fixture in the Poggenpohl kitchen. The color scheme throughout is a mix of warm grays and plums splashed with bright color in the form of a collection of paintings and sculptures

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the owners chose with the help of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services. In some places, like the kitchen and the casual dining area, the gray is a light, airy version that feels elegant and clean. In the living room and formal dining room, the hues deepen to a more dramatic pewter and smoky plum. The palette moves another shade darker in the primary bedroom, where three walls of deep plum and a fourth that’s a sumptuous expanse of suede tiles create a cocoon-like space. Fine and her clients strove for

livability as well as beauty; much of the furniture, stylish as it is, wears durable fabrics like Ultrasuede and vinyl for easy maintenance. “The rooms are amazing and elegant, but they’re also approachable,” the designer says. All three pros applaud their clients for their great taste, their deep involvement, and their bold vision. “This is one of the most creative and detail-focused projects we’ve ever done,” Gleysteen says. “We love it when clients let us draw cool stuff, then let us do it.”

ARCHITECTURE:

Marcus Gleysteen, Lauren O’Halloran, Marcus Gleysteen Architects INTERIOR DESIGN:

Leslie Fine, Leslie Fine Interiors BUILDER:

Marc Kaplan, Sanford Custom Builders

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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The foyer features an eye-catching Patagonia granite flooring. The wallcovering is by Élitis, and Hope’s Windows created the steel-and-glass partition. Rich Corner of BluBlk crafted the handrail. FACING PAGE: The elliptical staircase—which spans seventy-seven vertical feet—required an array of experts and artisans to complete. Ron Mott of Mott Iron Works customized the bronze balustrade. The skirts, risers, stringers, and wood handrail are by Hardwood Design in Exeter, Rhode Island. Clayton Austin of Boston Ornament Company created the stairway’s plasterwork.

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DRAMATIC by DESIGN A Back Bay residence undergoes a top-to-bottom transformation with the help of savvy professionals.

Text by Clinton Smith  Photography by Douglas Friedman

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bout a decade ago, Henry and Savannah Helgeson hired Boston interior designer Nicole Hogarty to renovate the kitchen of their Back Bay brownstone, which at the time was a multifamily residence; the Helgesons occupied the top two floors. Fast forward a few years and Hogarty is called upon to revisit and reimagine the possibilities of the house after the downstairs neighbors decamped for the suburbs and the Helgesons snatched up the unit, deciding to convert the building back to its original single-family use. “From young families to empty nesters, we are finding our clients want the energy of the city while

maintaining the comforts of a suburban lifestyle,” says Hogarty. “We spend a great deal of time during the design phase anticipating the daily routine of our clients.” Such was the case with the Helgesons. Although Hogarty had worked with them before, their tastes and priorities had shifted since that initial kitchen renovation. “They wanted to set the tone that this is not your typical brownstone,” says Hogarty. “They wanted it to feel a little European, a little modern, a little West Coast.” But before aesthetic considerations were made, there were other requirements to be resolved, including making room for a ground-floor attached garage, incorporating a new

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LEFT: A custom sectional by Partners in Design provides a welcoming gathering spot in the living room. Curtains crafted from Holly Hunt fabric frame the Lonney White hanging sculpture in front of the windows. A Minotti lounge chair sits near the fireplace, which was designed as a modern interpretation of Savannah Helgeson’s grandmother’s fireplace. ABOVE: The breakfast nook is grounded by modern parquet flooring by Chris Zizza of C&R Flooring. RIGHT: The kitchen cabinetry is by Christopher Peacock. A custom hood by Mitchel and Mitchel hovers above a range by La Cornue.

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Artwork by Lídia Masllorens presides over the dining room. Minotti chairs surround a custom dining table by Jeff Soderbergh, which is illuminated by an Ochre chandelier. Throughout the house, most of the walls, ceilings, and crown moldings are painted Benjamin Moore Oxford White. Ceiling heights that reach nearly thirteen and a half feet and multi-stepped crown moldings nod to the attention bestowed upon scale and proportion.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE:

Poritz & Studio created the walnut swing bed for the entry-floor lounge. Bespoke cabinetry and display racks house the owners’ extensive wine collection. The custom pool table located on the entry floor is by District Mills.

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“THE OWNERS WANTED THE HOME TO FEEL A LITTLE EUROPEAN, A LITTLE MODERN, A LITTLE WEST COAST.” —Interior designer Nicole Hogarty

wood-burning fireplace, integrating an elevator, and creating space for the sculptural, elliptical staircase that would become the home’s pièce de résistance. Throughout the process, Charles J. Capone, the homeowner’s representative, served as a critical conduit and liaison among the various project partners and collaborators to facilitate both major and minute decisions during construction. For Payne | Collins Design and JW Construction, the firms involved in the architectural renovation, the demolition of the interior revealed the necessity

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The primary bath features an Agape tub and Valéria Nascimento artwork. FACING PAGE: Large slabs of Caribbean Island marble from Cumar and Waterworks plumbing fixtures adorn the glass, steel, and marble shower. The doors and windows are by Hope’s Windows and have a custom powder-coated finish.

to reframe the floors to ensure all spaces aligned perfectly. At one point, the house was a total blank canvas. “When you walked in the building from the basement, you could look up, and it was just the fire walls on each side all the way through up to the roof,” says builder Jon Wardwell of JW Construction. The result was a completely new interior with everything level and plumb, much as when it was originally built. Time and again, the team at Payne | Collins, which specializes in sensitive

Back Bay and Beacon Hill town house renovations, has found that many of these older brownstones have been remodeled so many times over the years that the overall structural integrity has been significantly compromised and replacing the skeleton is the best way to ensure the building remains viable for the next hundreds of years. As an added benefit, in doing so, they were able to seamlessly integrate many important twenty-first-century amenities into the nineteenth-century shell, including

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the latest building, safety, and energy code requirements. A completely new wood-burning fireplace is just one of the engineering and building feats. “Not only did we have to bring everything up to code but also work around a pretty complex heating and cooling system, although you wouldn’t know when looking at the fireplace,” says Wardwell. “You would think it was an original feature of the house.” The home’s primary gathering spaces—the living and dining rooms and kitchen—reside on the second level as an open-concept floor plan. However, for the couple, creating spaces that were comfortable for their two young children as well as the friends, family, and colleagues who gather here in large groups was paramount. “We make a lot of fires and so, especially at this time of year, we’re kind of gravitating toward the second floor,” says Savannah Helgeson. Throughout the house, materials, including wood, stone, metal, and leather, are given pride of place through grand gestures, like the Patagonia granite flooring in the entry, to the most subtle

details, such as the leather-wrapped, hand-stitched interior door hardware. The palette of soft, soothing hues reveals itself throughout in sumptuous fabrics and upholstery, luxurious carpets, and

ABOVE: The primary bedroom showcases sumptuous bedding and a custom Partners in Design headboard. A glamorous John Pomp chandelier illuminates the space, which is enveloped in a Holly Hunt wallcovering. BELOW: Both the Helgesons’ dressing rooms—that’s Savannah’s here—are outfitted with custom cabinetry by Christopher Peacock. FACING PAGE: A custom fixture by Apparatus illuminates Henry Helgeson’s tidy dressing room.

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eye-catching textural wallcoverings. “I personally just kind of gravitate toward neutral colors,” Helgeson says. “Henry likes a little more color, so we tried to find artwork that allowed us to add in some pops of color to satisfy both needs.” Another important consideration was that every space be utilized—nothing is superfluous. Private quarters occupy the floors above and include a full-floor primary suite, the children’s and guest rooms, and a new copper-clad headhouse and rooftop entertaining area with sweeping views of the Boston skyline. For Hogarty, the success of this project can be attributed not only to the creative and technical collaborators involved but also the homeowners’ dedication to—and passion for—the process. “Henry and Savannah are such strong communicators,” says Hogarty. “They’re not shy. They come to the table with ideas. They know what works for their family, they know what works for them aesthetically. And then they trust you and step back. So, it’s this beautiful relationship where they’re very clear. It’s always an ongoing conversation.” Indeed, that dialogue continues, as Hogarty has gone on to collaborate with the Helgesons on a vacation home on Nantucket. Who knows what’s next?

Because of visibility and setback restrictions, members of Payne | Collins Design met with the Back Bay Architectural Commission during the mock-up phase of the copper-clad headhouse and roof-deck to successfully integrate it into the neighborhood, ensuring it was minimally visible from the street.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see

Resources.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN:

Nicole Hogarty, Nicole Hogarty Designs RENOVATION ARCHITECTURE:

Payne | Collins Design RENOVATION BUILDER:

Jon Wardwell, JW Construction LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Perennial Gardens

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FRAMEWORK

A LIVING ROOM BUILT IN 1870 TRANSFORMS INTO AN AT-HOME ART GALLERY FIT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY—ALMOST.

Text by E RIKA AYN F INCH  Photography by R EAD M C KENDREE

Designer Lisa Tharp achieved a formal living room that welcomes extended family while also showcasing a growing art collection. The residents, who moved into the home and had it remodeled in 2014 but didn’t call in Tharp until 2019, possess the 1870-built home’s floor plans from a 1936 renovation. While much of the millwork is original, the plans reveal the fireplace mantel was replaced during the 1930s project.

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FRAMEWORK A LIVING ROOM BUILT IN 1870 TRANSFORMS INTO AN AT-HOME ART GALLERY THAT’S FRIENDLY ENOUGH FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY—ALMOST. Text by DEBRA JUDGE SILBER  Photography by MICHAEL J. LEE

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I

n an example of life imitating art, Lisa Tharp designed one Greater Boston family’s living room to act as a giant canvas and ornate frame—witness the home’s original 1870 ceiling and crown molding— for her art-collecting clients.

The room serves as a gathering space for the extended family members who congregate here for the holidays, so it also needed to be comfortable and durable. “The goal wasn’t to replicate the home’s period but to reflect how the owners live now,” says Tharp, a recent inductee into the New England Design Hall of Fame. “We wanted to honor the bones and the volume of the space— make it refined and sophisticated but also plush and comfortable.” Winter-white walls and millwork and floor-to-ceiling drapery help emphasize the room’s eleven-foot height while showcasing the artwork. Shades of wheat and mossy green, most evident in the performance-velvet-covered Dmitriy & Co sofa, and dark wood floors reference the home’s verdant landscape. The wife, who has a fine-art background and wanted to see it reflected in the living room, says it was Tharp’s artistic eye that drew her to the designer, who likes to paint in her spare time. “Lisa has a way of

compositionally balancing a variety of shapes and styles,” the homeowner says. “She knows how to let the architecture and art sing, while at the same time using—but not overusing—color.” Tharp’s artistic touch extends beyond the furnishings to the applique painting that hangs above the sofa and anchors the space. Serendipitously, the hand-dyed piece was crafted by Tharp’s daughter, artist Fia Tharp, a recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate. The homeowner appreciates

Most of the wavy glass in the room is original, which gives the space beautifully refracted light. The midcentury Italian alabaster table next to the custom settee sports an unusual ring handle on its top. FACING PAGE: The room’s only portrait features the homeowner’s mom and hangs above a velvetcovered Saladino bench. In the corner, a drink table is secured to the foot of a wing chair.

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ABOVE: In an example of mixing the modern

with the classic, the new Paul Ferrante hearth stool has an antique finish. BELOW: Before they were married, the homeowners purchased this Emil Alzamora sculpture; Tharp commissioned the oval plinth on which it now resides. FACING PAGE: Master woodworker Wayne Towle refinished the home’s original mahogany pocket door, which separates the living and family rooms. It’s flanked by a pair of 1820s neoclassical Danish chests boasting giltwood-carved figures.

inspired by the billiards room at The Breakers, one of the Newport Mansions, were also custom. “Fringe can be a polarizing detail,” admits Tharp, “but it can also add just the right amount of elegance and soften the hardwood floors of an area that doesn’t have a rug.” Elegant seems to sum up the space, but it’s not too elegant to use, says the homeowner, whose daughter takes her guitar lessons in the room. The lack of television fosters conversation, and the open floor space in front of the fireplace encourages winter puzzles and game nights. But there is one family member who has yet to set foot, or perhaps we should say paw, in the room. “We recently got a puppy—our first dog—and he’s not allowed in the room quite yet,” says the homeowner with a laugh. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

personal connections to her collection: the portrait that hangs between two windows features her mom, a 1960s folk singer, and was painted by her dad, Billy Hardison. “My mom is a lifelong subject of my dad’s,” says the homeowner. “This portrait hung in my house when I was growing up, and I’ve carried it with me from place to place. It now has its spot.” The painting isn’t the only piece that looks like it’s always been there. The mirrors that flank a doorway leading into the family room were custom designed to fit the walls from the top of the wainscotting to the bottom of the crown molding. A corner settee with upholstered legs and a fringed ottoman

INTERIOR DESIGN: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design RENOVATION BUILDER: Kistler & Knapp Builders

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Entry to the home is via the living room, where an oak coffee table, natural-wood end table, and stone fireplace add a touch of rustic charm.

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COASTALCOLOR From cottoncandy pink to apple green, this home embraces the entire spectrum. Text by BOB CURLEY Photography by TRIA GIOVAN Produced by KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

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Pastel colors

evoke positive emotions—calm, peace, balance, to name a few—but the invigorating palette is usually associated with a summer home rather than a fourseason residence. So what does an interior designer do when her clients, whose favorite color is spring green, want a design that works year-round in a house built as a summer retreat but destined to be a retirement place? That color-loving couple, on the cusp of a new phase of life now that their children are in college, commissioned Susanne Lichten Csongor and Natalie Lebeau of SLC Interiors to design the interior of their new home on the South Coast of Massachusetts. The project started pre-construction and in collaboration with the builder, architect, and clients, who were highly involved in choosing colors and fabrics and siting artwork from their personal collection. “They were one of those awesome

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Leather-backed McGuire chairs surround a Dos Gallos dining table with black iron accents that nod to the homeowners’ appreciation for all things equine. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM:

Green custom tile work in the kitchen is eye-catching but not excessive thanks to the otherwise neutral palette of the lightcolored cabinetry, wood floors, and hemlock ceiling. Spacious shelves provide plenty of storage.

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clients who told us what they liked and let us do what we do,” says Csongor. Set on an expansive riverfront property, the house, with an open floor plan and tall gabled ceilings, receives ample natural light for a bright and cheerful design concept with an easy, natural flow. The clients’ beloved pastel green is the dominant shade in the living room and kitchen—rooms that receive plenty of light from a curved bank of windows overlooking the river—showing up in carpets, a custom tile backsplash, chairs, cabinetry, and window treatments. Other rooms tend toward soft shades of blue, pink, and orange sherbet. A green rolling chair is paired with turquoise beadboard in the wife’s study.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The clients’ daughter worked closely with SLC Interiors to create a bedroom that reflects her individual style while still integrating seamlessly with the overall vision for the home. Mirrors cleverly expand the sense of space in this skinny Jack-and-Jill bathroom and reflect—literally—the bold choices in color and pattern. A selection of the clients’ prized artwork hangs over a study desk with a wood top that matches the floors. FACING PAGE: This hangout room has no TV but plenty of comfy places to read and play games. The durable Palecek tables resemble fossilized logs, and the chandelier with its hand-picked crystals reflects light throughout the room.

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BELOW: The husband’s study is an

exception to the color rule in the home but retains a playful touch with wallpaper awash in swimming fish. RIGHT: A single accent pillow picks up the bold pink wallpaper in the primary bedroom, which is soothed by neutral linens and upholstery, a light-filled gabled ceiling, and interesting textures like the handmade tile surrounding the fireplace opening.

“When we create a concept, it’s really holistic; it’s not one room at a time.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER NATALIE LEBEAU

INTERIOR DESIGN:

Susanne Lichten Csongor, Natalie Lebeau, SLC Interiors ARCHITECTURE:

John Dvorsack, John Dvorsack Architect BUILDER:

George Howland, Howland Company

In the kitchen, powder-blue stools provide seating at the off-white island. Interesting textures show up in unexpected places, too, like raffia wraps on wall sconces in the hangout room. Unifying elements are more subtle. Drawing inspiration from the clients’ passion for equestrian sports, Csongor and Lebeau incorporated leather and iron into custom furnishings like the gray cerused-oak dining room table and cane chairs. A pair of window-front architectural chairs have back ties made

from horses’ snaffle bits. Barn-door panels on the kitchen island also play to the equine theme while adding a touch of country style to an out-of-town home. “When we create a concept, it’s really holistic; it’s not one room at a time,” says Lebeau. “We like to take a few elements and repeat them from room to room.” Builder George Howland carefully matched neutral wide-plank floors with the home’s magnificent hemlock ceilings, which tend to balance out the pastels. But it’s the absence of color that really makes this design work yearround: black doors, window trim, drawer pulls, fireplace grates, and light fixtures, which otherwise might seem somber instead offer seasonal balance. “People who love color as much as they do want that energy all day long,” says Lebeau. “There really was a commitment to having this excitement year-round.” She adds with a laugh: “Once you put cotton-candy wallpaper in your bedroom, there’s really no going back.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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NOUVELLE CUISINE This twenty-four-foot-wide brick townhouse on Marlborough Street in Boston is remarkable for more than its breadth, says listing agent Michael Harper, however, it is wider than its neighbors by four to six feet. “That changes the scale of every room inside this gracious and welcoming home,” Harper says. The brand-new transitional design by Boston’s CBT Architects features every classic detail and modern amenity you’d want in a luxury city property. It’s family-friendly, too, with four bedrooms plus office space, four full baths, and three half baths. The custom staircase with wrought iron balustrade and white-oak handrail is one way to move from room to

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showstopping room, but there’s also an elevator that provides access to all five floors. The bright parlor-level kitchen is modern and streamlined, with top-of-the-line appliances (including an eight-burner Wolf range), Calacatta Paonazzo marble counters, tons of storage, and south-facing windows. A private patio and top-floor family room with deck offer views and capacity to entertain. The home comes with three heated parking spaces, a bonus during winter months. And if you like

everything about this residence, including its decor, you’re in luck: the furnishings, art, and accessories are available for purchase. CONTACT: Michael Harper, MGS Group

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MAINE COURSE The current owners of this 1700s-built classic Maine cottage hoped to restore the home to its original splendor, but recovering history can be frustrating, especially if the best intentions of previous occupants cannot easily be undone. Instead, they decided to build on the good bones (and original footprint) of the house, reuse as many original elements as possible, and honor the spirit of the place with a thoughtful renovation, thereby ushering the Kittery Point property into the twenty-first century. The modern three-bedroom home marries

reclaimed materials with solar-powered mechanicals and eco-friendly construction (including a unique rainwater collection system and vegetated roof ). The interiors mix modern, rustic, and industrial notes. “It feels like a clean and classic retreat,” says agent Linda Briggs. The walls are Venetian plaster and the floors concrete. The welcoming wide-open kitchen is perhaps the best example of how well the mix works. A black-walnut-topped island, midcenturystyle custom cabinetry, and commercialquality appliances blend easily with

the floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. The kitchen/living space opens to an Ipe deck complete with pizza oven. The home sits on nearly two secluded acres featuring a large vegetable garden, custom garden shed, barn, and artist’s studio. A contemporary, cubist-inspired addition houses a mudroom, guest room, workout room, and sunroom. CONTACT: Anne Erwin Sotheby's

International Realty, York, Maine, 207-363-6640, anneerwin.com, MLS# 1511528

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WINE AND DINE Cost was of no concern to the previous owner when he set out to renovate the Moses Brown Ives House, an architectural gem in Providence that dates to 1835. It wasn’t the first time the home had been updated, but the extraordinary two-year undertaking that commenced in 2008 left no brick, pipe, wire, or length of millwork unturned or unimproved. It fully transformed the dated property into a gracious estate, according to listing agent Bob Walsh. And yet despite its

scale (there are fourteen-foot ceilings on the first floor), the place feels surprisingly homey, says Walsh. The present owners took the restoration a step further by adding white-marble countertops and a coffered ceiling to the open-plan chef’s kitchen. A proper butler’s pantry connects to the formal dining room, and a side door opens onto a courtyard with a brick pizza oven. Because this is a home designed for entertaining, there’s a full catering kitchen and wine cellar on the lower level with its own entrance. The home’s three en suite bedrooms and two guest rooms (in addition to a rather grand owners’ suite) provide plenty of room for company, and an expansive bar and billiards room offer a pleasant diversion for guests. Advanced security, heating, lighting, and sound systems further bring this historic space into the modern age. CONTACT: Bob Walsh, Lila Delman Compass,

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Tour the country’s most prestigious mansions from the comfort of your home. Virtual technology allows you to linger over the art, antiques, and architecture. newportmansions.org

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Artist Deana Lawson challenges conventional representations of Black life through various photographic languages, including albums and portraiture.

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Virtual Diversify Your Lawn Event JANUARY 15 Traditional lawns are a thing of the past. The Native Plant Trust offers tips on creating a rich tapestry with wildlife-friendly blooming plants. nativeplanttrust.org

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, photographer Frances F. Denny, and others explore the trials through their own lens.

Pastel Painting Virtual Event Cozy Interiors and Still Life with Janet Schwartz JANUARY 21, 28, FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18

Presented by the Currier Museum of Art, painter Janet Schwartz leads a five-week online class on still lifes and interiors. currier.org ‹‹

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Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher offers a new take on the classic opera, setting it in 1920s Europe in this The Met: Live in HD cinema simulcast.

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Happy New Year from the New England Home team! We can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for the design community. The fall 2021 season was a busy one as we were finally able to connect in person at award celebrations and events. The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) hosted its annual PRISM Awards in October. The hybrid virtual/live event allowed attendees to enjoy the celebration in person or via Zoom. Gold winners included Flavin Architects, Platt Builders, FBN Construction, Howell Custom Building Group, LeBlanc Design, Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations, NS Builders, and Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers, to name a few. Two leading custom installation firms in the Boston area have merged to create a powerhouse company with three New England locations. Audio Video Design and Sounds Good are now simpleHome. Industry veteran Brad Smith takes the reins as chief executive officer, and Greg Brett holds the role of chief operating officer. The new company strives to seamlessly blend smart-home technology with home design at whatever scale is appropriate for the house and budget. Speaking of new additions to the design scene, have you heard about The Sill? The new brick-andmortar shop on Newbury Street is a plant lover’s dream. The company, founded by Northampton, Massachusetts, native Eliza Blank, got its start in 2012 with an e-commerce site. Its Back Bay store features an array of potted plants and includes a dedicated classroom space.

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This curated exhibition of artists from Maine and Arctic countries reflects on Maine’s growing trade presence across the Arctic region.

Pianist Peter Dugan and mezzo soprano Kara Dugan celebrate love and romance through various musical styles.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Designer and New England Home 5 Under 40 winner Erin Gates just launched a wallpaper collection with Randolph, Massachusetts-based A-Street Prints. The collection features eight patterns, like Rhys Green (pictured at right), that give a sentimental nod to significant people and places in Gates’s life. Exciting things are happening at Boston-based Catalano Architects, too. The boutique residential firm recognized Jennifer Burke’s contributions with a promotion to senior project architect, and it also added new members to the

team. Nicholas Marchio joins as a project architect, Marijana Minovska as a project manager, and Jinsu Kim as an associate architect. Congratulations to all. SV Design welcomed Ian Hurlburt as senior project manager to the firm’s residential architecture department. Hurlburt brings plenty of expertise to the Beverly, Massachusetts-based company with three decades of architectural experience and a residential- and commercial-design background. Kudos to Jack Stevenson, president of Mid-Cape Home Centers, who was honored with the Massachusetts

Retail Lumber Dealers Association’s Lumber Person of the Year award. The accolade recognizes Stevenson’s careerlong contribution to the industry and active involvement in the Cape Cod community. We all agree that art makes the home, so we were excited to see Candita Clayton Gallery’s recently launched emerging-artist series. Keeping things fresh, the gallery announces the up-and-coming artists via Instagram, and its website sells limited-edition prints. The series began with artist Jessica Brilli. Get ahead of the collecting curve and fill your home with art from future masters. Do you have news to share with New England Home? Email Lynda Simonton at lsimonton@nehomemag.com.

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New England Design Hall of Fame The highly anticipated New England Design Hall of Fame returned for its fourteenth year with a gala at the InterContinental Boston in November. This year the Hall of Fame welcomed six new members. With the help of each inductee’s family and friends along with industry professionals from throughout New England, it was a night to remember. A special thanks to the evening’s sponsors, and congratulations to this year’s recipients.

Cheryl Katz of C&J Katz Studio and New England Home’s Clinton Smith

Rob and Betsie Bramhall of Rob Bramhall Architects

Colin Flavin of Flavin Architects and Thaddeus S. Siemasko of SV Design

Chris Magliozzi of FBN Construction, Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders, and Robert Paladino of Mellowes & Paladino

New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton speaks to the attendees

The twinkling decor for the evening’s dinner

Cheryl Laundry, Diana James, Shelby Johnson, and Donna King of Living Swell

Michelle Southworth of MWI Fiber-Shield, Sarah Cole of Sarah Cole Interiors, Meg McSherry of Meg McSherry Interiors, and Manny Makkas of Makkas Drapery Workroom

Allison Iantosca embraces her father, Finley Perry, before accepting the award for F.H. Perry Builder

Susie Stuart-Nystrom, Ben Arcari Cook, and Kiki Reiss of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting

Jeremiah Eck of Eck MacNeely Architects and Finley Perry Zhanna Drogobetsky of Casa Design Group, Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services, New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Jessica Chabot of Katie Rosenfeld and Company, and Alina Wolhardt of Wolf in Sheep Design

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New England Design Hall of Fame Jessica Abramson, Andrew Cuoco, and Ashley Jacobson of System 7 with Joe Power and Joyce Gravel of Wolfers Lighting

David Brookes and Eric Hill from Brookes + Hill Custom Builders

Sabrina Dalomba of Supply New England, Bobby Watts of Kohler Signature Store, and Mike Nelson and Joe Tanguay of Clarke

Michael Coutu of Sudbury Design Group and New England Home’s Jenna Talbott

Billy Trifone of Hancock Appliance, Dawn Carroll of Cumar, and John Trifone of Minotti

2021 judges Doug Jones of LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Meichi Peng of Meichi Peng Design Studio, Ted Goodnow of Woodmeister Master Builders (not pictured: Ted Landsmark of Northeastern University and John DaSilva of Polhemus Savery DaSilva)

Doreen Scanlon, Tom Connors, Mark Collins, Debbie Morrison, and Tom Pagliarulo of Frank Webb Home

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Back row: Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects, Michael J. Lee of Michael J. Lee Photography, and Bob Ernst of FBN Construction. Front row: Carla Hutker of Hutker Architects, Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios, and Larissa Cook of FBN Construction.

2021 inductees David Scott Parker of David Scott Parker Architects, Lisa Tharp of Lisa Tharp Design, Jean Verbridge of SV Design, Adolfo Perez of Adolfo Perez Architect, Allison Iantosca representing F.H. Perry Builder, and Steven Siegel of Steven Siegel Associates

Patti Jones of Snow and Jones, New England Home’s Jenna Talbott and Kathy Bush-Dutton, and Danielle Jones of Snow and Jones

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Luxury Home Design Summit Tiffany LeBlanc of LeBlanc Design, Rachel Reider of Rachel Reider Interiors, and Elizabeth Benedict of Elizabeth Home Decor & Design

New England Home and Esteem Media’s Luxury Home Design Summit made its long-awaited return in October. Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod hosted the three-day conference and networking event for leaders in the home design industry. The sold-out event featured keynotes from Bobby McAlpine, Andrew Davis, and Madeline Stuart.

Tim Giguere and Emily Graham of TMS Architects

Mally Skok of Mally Skok Design models the summit’s swag bag Esteem Media’s Adam Japko and New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Jenna Talbott, and Clinton Smith

Patti Watson and Wendi Dicely-Scalora of Taste

Dan Wilson, Tom Sowles, Sarah Hudson, and Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders

Heather Guerriero Dans of Monogram Appliances

Nate Gobeil and Danielle Yuele of Thos. Moser

Ellen O’Neill of The Shade Store

Jeff Swanson of Charles Street Design and Anita Clark of Anita Clark Design

Bobby Ernst Jr. and Larissa Cook of FBN Construction

New England Home’s Karin Lidbeck Brent, Sarah Winchester of Sarah Winchester Studios, Laura Moss of Laura Moss Photography, and Greg Premru of Greg Premru Photography

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2021 PRISM Awards The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) recognized outstanding projects and achievements during its annual PRISM Awards gala. The hybrid event was held in person at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf and as an interactive virtual reception. The awards recognize builders, designers, architects, marketers, and others across six major categories and sixty-four subcategories. For a complete list of 2021 winners, visit prism-awards.org/2021-prism-winners.

Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios Doug Duvall, Mike Hume, and Ken Decost of NS Builders

Susan and Steve Howell of Howell Custom Building Group

Back row: Kristen Shaw, Steve Egan, Mark Bogosian, Kristian Andrade, Mark Barr, and Russell Ferreira. Front row: Hailey Medeiros, Grania Gallagher, Kelsey Birchenall, Lily Samuels, Sara Babson, Mark Ciolino, and Jennifer Quinn of Longfellow Design Build.

Julie Lyons and Bill Duchesney of the Design Studio

Back row: Greg Mackintosh, Ellen McGovern, Dan Meader, Dave Miller, Jeff Annis, Bill O’Keefe, and Bobby Ernst Jr. Front row: John Ramsdell, Sejal Chander, Shalini Vattes, Bob Ernst, Larry Mahabir, Peter Griffin, and Larissa Cook of FBN Construction.

Tiffany LeBlanc of LeBlanc Interior Design

Zach Southwick of Kevin Cradock Builders Jay Walden of Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers, John MacDonald of Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, and Kevin Fuoroli, Gerry Ferland, and Jeff Amylon of Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers

Colin Flavin of Flavin Architects

Angelique and Glenn Meader of Good Life New England

Austin O’Brien, Dale Simmons, Fallon Rice, Crystal Pieschel, and Jack Stevenson of Mid-Cape Home Centers

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Resources |

A GUIDE TO THE PROFESSIONALS IN THIS ISSUE’S FEATURED HOMES

GLOW FOR IT PAGES 35–42 Interior design: Michelle Michaels, Michelle Michaels Interior Design, Newton, Mass., 917-907-1978, michellemichaelsdesign.com Decorative painter: Pauline Curtiss, Patina Designs, Boston, 617-653-3119, patina-designs.com Renovation builders: Matt Abrams, Abrams Renovations, Brookline, Mass., 617-821-4005, abramsrenovations.com; Hawthorn Builders, Needham, Mass., 781-707-6564, hawthorn-builders.com Audio/video design: CMC Systems, West Roxbury, Mass., 617-322-4485, cmcsystems.net Upholstery: The Fabric Showroom at Crimson & Brighton Upholstering, Newton, Mass., 617-244-1750, fabric-showroom.com Curtain fabricator: Freddy Farkel’s Fabric Showplace, Watertown, Mass., 617-926-2888, fabricshowplace.net SERENITY NOW PAGES 47–48

Interior design: Heather Vaughan, Monica Johnson, Heather Vaughan Design, Newton, Mass., 857-234-1098, heathervaughandesign.com Builder: RJ Gallerani and Son, Hopedale, Mass., 508-509-9032, rjgallerani.com Interior millwork and cabinetry: Heartwood Cabinetmakers, Holliston, Mass., 508-634-2004, heartwoodcabinetmakers.com Audio/video design: Elite Theater, Pembroke, Mass., 877-354-8370, eliteav.com Upholstery: Design Upholstery, Framingham, Mass., 508-875-0099 Drapery workroom: Makkas Drapery Workroom, Framingham, Mass., 508-877-4647, makkasdrapery.com CLEAN BREAK PAGES 50–52 Architecture: Will Saltonstall, Tristan deBarros, Saltonstall Architects, Marion, Mass., 508-748-1043, saltonstallarchitects.com Interior design: Cynthia Hayes, Cynthia Hayes Interior Design, Walpole, Mass., 401-4805512, cynthiahayesinteriordesign.com Builder: Lars V. Olson Fine Home Building, Marion, Mass., 508-748-0700, lvofhb.com Interior millwork: Bruce Dion, Southcoast Custom Woodworking, Mattapoisett, Mass., 508-758-3184, southcoastcustomwoodworking.net Cabinetry: Southcoast Custom Woodworking, Mattapoisett, Mass., 508-758-3184, southcoastcustomwoodworking.net Landscape design: Christina B. Hutton, Bartlett Gardens, Mattapoisett, Mass., 508-284-2292, bartlettgardens.com Landscape contractor: Charles Duponte, Duponte Landscaping & Nursery,

Mattapoisett, Mass., 508-758-6508 DELIGHTFUL DETAILS PAGES 54–56 Interior design: Roisin Giese, Twelve Chairs Interiors, Cohasset, Mass., 617-982-6136, twelvechairsinteriors.com Builder: Shalini Vattes, FBN Construction, Boston, 617-333-6800, fbnconstruction.com Cabinetry: Good Life New England, Norwell, Mass., 781-545-1500, goodlifenewengland.com Drapery workroom: Makkas Drapery Workroom, Framingham, Mass., 508-877-4647, makkasdrapery.com CABIN CONTEMPORARY PAGES 64–70 Interior design: Marc J. Langlois, Marc Langlois Comprehensive Interior Design Services, Boston, 617-959-1908, mr-marc.com Builder: Jason Hackwell, AFC Services, Stowe, Vt., 802-922-3899, afcservicesvt.com DETAILS, DETAILS PAGES 118–127 Architecture: Marcus Gleysteen, Marcus Gleysteen Architects, Boston, 617-542-6060, mgaarchitects.com Interior design: Leslie Fine, Leslie Fine Interiors, Newton, Mass., 617-236-2286, lesliefineinteriors.com Builder: Marc Kaplan, Sanford Custom Builders, Wellesley, Mass., 781-416-7007, sanfordcustom.com Landscape design: Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., and Portland, Maine, 617-905-2246, matthew-cunningham.com Art consultant: Jacqui Becker, Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services, Newton, Mass., 617-527-6169, beckerfinearts.com Drapery workroom: Makkas Drapery, Framingham, Mass., 508-877-4647, makkasdrapery.com Interior millwork: Fine Finish, Framingham, Mass., 508-875-2020, finefinishinc.com Custom finishes: Wayne Towle Master Finishing and Restoration, Needham, Mass., 781-449-1313, waynetowle.com DRAMATIC BY DESIGN PAGES 128–141 Interior architecture and design: Nicole Hogarty, Nicole Hogarty Designs, Boston, 617-849-8551, nicolehogarty.com Architecture: Payne | Collins Design, Boston, 617-308-4887, paynecollinsdesign.com Builder: Jon Wardwell, JW Construction, Burlington, Mass., 617-547-2800, jwconstructioninc.com Landscape design: Perennial Gardens, Boston, 617-425-4449, perennialgardens.net

Stairway balustrade: Ron Mott, Mott Iron Works, North Orange, Mass., 978-575-0479, mottironworks.com Stairway skirts, risers, stringers, and wood handrail: Hardwood Design, Exeter, R.I., 401-294-2235, hdistair.com Stairway plasterwork: Clayton Austin, Boston Ornament Company, Millbury, Mass., 617-7874118, bostonornament.com Steel and glass partitions: Hope’s Windows, Jamestown, N.Y., 716-665-5124, hopeswindows.com Kitchen and dressing room cabinetry: Christopher Peacock, Boston, 617-209-4500, peacockhome.com Kitchen hood: John Mitchel, Mitchel and Mitchel, Chicago, Ill., 773-205-9902, mitchelandmitchel.com Handrail in ground-floor foyer, elevator hardware, and custom fireplace screens: Rich Corner, BluBlk, Boston, blublk.com Wine cellar: Charles River Wine Cellars, Walpole, Mass., 508-660-2502, charlesriverwinecellars.com Primary bathroom and living room stone fabricator: Cumar, Everett, Mass., 617-389-7818, cumar.com Vestibule stone: United Marble, Watertown, Mass., 617-926-6226, unitedmarble.com Wood flooring: C&R Flooring, Westwood, Mass., 781-326-4099, candrflooring.com Homeowner’s representative: Charles J. Capone, Charles J. Capone Associates, Plymouth, Mass., charlesjcaponeassociates.com FRAMEWORK PAGES 142–147 Interior design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design, Boston, 617-341-9900, lisatharp.com Renovation builder: Kistler & Knapp Builders, Acton, Mass., 978-635-9700, kistlerandknapp.com Door restoration: Wayne Towle Master Finishing and Restoration, Needham, Mass., 781-449-1313, waynetowle.com COASTAL COLOR PAGES 148–155 Architecture: John Dvorsack, John Dvorsack Architect, Falmouth, Mass., 508-540-3606, jd-architect.com Interior design: Susanne Lichten Csongor, Natalie Lebeau, SLC Interiors, Boston and Hamilton, Mass., 978-468-4330, slcinteriors.com Builder: George Howland, Howland Company, South Dartmouth and Sherborn, Mass., 508-999-7710, 508-655-9017, howlandcompanyinc.com Interior millwork: Horgan Millwork, Hyannis, Mass., 508-778-6941, horganmillwork.com Drapery workroom: Designer Draperies of Boston, South Boston, Mass., 617-268-2391, designerdraperiesofboston.com

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Advertiser Index Able Moraine  23

Lloyd Flanders  167

Acorn Deck House Company  82–83

Longfellow Design Build  94–95

Adolfo Perez Architect  inside front cover

Manzi Appraisals  173

Authentic Designs  173

MASS Architect  109

Better Business Bureau  175

Mellowes & Paladino Architects  110

Bonin Architects & Associates  84–85

MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects  12–13

Boston Architectural College  24

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC  111

Boston Stone Restoration  164 BSA Construction & Development  57 California Closets  37 Catherine Truman Architects  inside back cover

Mohammed Farooqui Builder  171 Monogram  65 Oak Hill Architects, Inc.  96–97 Oasis Shower Doors/Specialty Glass  165

Charles Street Design  61

Onyx Corporation  115

Christopher Pagliaro Architects  86–87

Paragon Landscape Construction  69

Christopher Peacock  10–11

Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC  117

Circa Lighting  46

Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders  41

Clarke Distribution Corporation  49

Pellettieri Associates, Inc.  44

Crown Point Cabinetry  31

Peter Sachs Architect  98–99

Crown Select  72

Pinney Designs  45

Cummings Architecture + Interiors  58

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders  100–101

Cutting Edge Homes  106 Daher Interior Design  1 David M. Banks Real Estate Team  157 Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply  53

PRG Rugs  73 R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc.  63 Rob Bramhall Architects  102–103 Sally Weston Associates  104–105

DiCicco Design  20–21

Saltonstall Architects  112

Divine Design Center  18–19

Sea-Dar Construction  22

Dolphin Insulation  163

Shope Reno Wharton  169

Downsview Kitchens  34 Elms Interior Design  8–9 FBN Construction Co., LLC  outside back cover

Siegel Associates  80 SLC Interiors  27 Slocum Hall Design Group  113 SMEG USA, Inc.  29

Flavin Architects  55

SR Fine Home Builders  67

Foley Fiore Architecture  88–89

Sudbury Design Group, Inc.  14–15

Hawthorn Builders  161

SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge  16–17

Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers  59

Systems Design & Integration, Inc.  71

Hisel Flynn Architects, Ltd.  107

Timothy Burke Architecture  114

Humble Linens  173

TMS Architects  6–7

Hutker Architects  90–91

TSP Smart Spaces  39

Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc.  108

WKP Construction  79

Janine Dowling Design, Inc.  75

Youngblood Builders, Inc.  43

The Granite Place  159

Jennifer Palumbo, Inc.  116 JW Construction, Inc.  51 Kitchen Views at National Lumber  77 KVC Builders  2–3 LaBarge Homes  30 Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting  33 LDa Architecture & Interiors  92–93 League of N.H. Craftsmen  171 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  4–5

New England Home, January-February 2022, Volume 17, Number 3 © 2022 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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BY ERIKA AYN FINCH Boston’s Group One Partners designed this space-themed gathering area, the vision of donor and former T-Mobile CEO John Legere, at Tommy’s Place. North Shore artist Chrissy Lebel painted the mural.

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to the family of Grifyn Sawyer, an eight-year-old cancer patient. The family left letters of thanks for O’Connell, aka Mr. Anonymous, that had such an impact O’Connell made it his life’s mission to create a fun, healing space for families dealing with one of the most challenging times of their lives. Tommy’s Place is named for local legend and founder of the Falmouth Road Race Tommy Leonard. Ultimately, O’Connell would like to build additional Tommy’s Place locations around New England. Tommy’s Place, Falmouth, Mass., tommysplace.org

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