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A clapboard classic on a tiny Maine island opens to a colorful, eclectic interior that marries the disparate tastes of its owners. Text by Debra Spark I Photography by Greg Premru I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent


With an airy layout and spectacular sightlines from every room, a compact beach house on Boston’s South Shore lives large. Text by Susan Kleinman I Photography by Keller + Keller I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent


The colors of sea and sky make a splash in a charming guesthouse on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Text by Debra Judge Silber I Photography by Keller + Keller I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent


A designer’s fresh perspective makes a wonderful collection of antique furniture and art feel right at home in a Cape Cod house with an airy, beachy vibe. Text by Maria LaPiana I Photography by Nat Rea I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

ON THE COVER: The design team used brilliant color and eclectic furnishings against a classic backdrop of seafoam white shiplap to give this Maine island cottage its unique personality. Photograph by Greg Premru. To see more of this home, turn to page 106. July–August 2019 | New England Home  21

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A showstopping woven sculpture; all the comforts of home—on a yacht; old friends collaborate on a handsome new kitchen; a design duo creates engaging landscapes; beautiful finds from New England’s shops and showrooms.

48 Artistry: Paper Trail

For Rhode Island artist Wendy Wahl, obsolete encyclopedias become fodder for a provocative discussion of contemporary knowledge. I By William Morgan

54 Metropolitan Life: Subtly Salty

Avoiding kitsch or cliché, a Newport home quietly references its purpose as a vacation spot in the seaside city. I By Bob Curley  I Photography by Greg Premru

62 Outside Interest: Paradise Transformed

An already-special property becomes a seaside Eden with a landscape plan that celebrates and protects the spectacular surroundings. I Text by Megan Fulweiler  I Photography by Anthony Crisafulli

Home accessories with a celestial theme; designer Michele ChagnonHolbrook imagines a resort-worthy guest bedroom; Providence antiques dealer Alex Correia on the timelessness of midcentury style; Marston House is one more good reason to hop the ferry to Vinalhaven, Maine; designrelated books for your summer reading pleasure.

162 Calendar

Special events for people who are passionate about design. By Erika Ayn Finch

166 Scene and Heard

Noteworthy happenings in the New England design business. By Paula M. Bodah

170 Design Life

Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. By Cassidy Mitchell

181 Premier Properties

Notable homes on the market in New England. By Maria LaPiana

188 Resources

A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features.

190 Advertiser Index 192 Sketch Pad

A new home in Jamestown, Rhode Island, so honors the house it replaced that people often compliment the owners on their “renovation.”

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Editor’s Letter

Coming Up: A Time for Change


h-ch-ch-ch changes,” sang David Bowie back in 1971, and continued, “Turn and face the strange.” After fourteen years with New England Home—eleven of those years spent guiding the publication’s course as editor-inchief—my own time to turn and face the strange has arrived. I’ve decided that it feels like the right moment for me to embark on my life’s next chapter. Or, more accurately, to step back, decompress just a bit, and give some serious consideration to what the next chapter of my life ought to be. Needless to say, that’s a bittersweet resolution to make, simultaneously pregnant with possibility and tinged with regret. Since I joined the magazine’s launch team in 2005, New England Home has been the primary focus of my existence. Working with our incredible staff, with an awesome family of freelance photographers and writers, and with the many gifted, warmhearted professionals to be found in our region’s home design and building commu-

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nity has been a privilege and an ongoing delight. Still, as one of those motivational posters might ask, almost certainly printed beneath the image of a timid kitten clambering gamely toward the summit of some household obstacle: if not now, when? A later line from Bowie’s song asserts, “Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older,” and I find I can’t argue with that. So I’m off to look for new challenges and search out new opportunities to use some of the knowledge and experience gained during my tenure here. I am deeply proud of the work we have done since this publication’s founding, and proud of the way New England residential design itself has progressed over that time. We live in a significantly different world of home style today. Both design projects and the people who imagine and create them have grown in adventurousness and diversity. New England Home’s role as a showcase and advocate for the very best residential work has almost certainly contributed to the industry’s strong position today. The next voice you encounter on this editor’s page will belong to Clinton Smith, a friend and colleague of mine over the past decade. You may already be familiar with Clint as the former editor of the design publication Veranda in New York. Clint has a real understanding of great residential design, and long experience doing our kind of journalism. Being able to leave New England Home in such well-informed, capable hands makes it much easier to let go. With one last nod to David Bowie, I predict that time will change me, as it will change all of us. But the time we’ve had together is something I will always treasure. —Kyle Hoepner

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Editor-in-Chief Kyle Hoepner khoepner@nehomemag.com Senior Editor Paula M. Bodah pbodah@nehomemag.com Creative Director Robert Lesser rlesser@nehomemag.com Departments and Copy Editor Lisa H. Speidel lspeidel@nehomemag.com Associate and Online Editor Erika Ayn Finch efinch@nehomemag.com Contributing Editors Karin Lidbeck Brent klidbeck@nehomemag.com Stacy Kunstel skunstel@nehomemag.com Debra Judge Silber dsilber@nehomemag.com Contributing Writers Fred Albert, Regina Cole, Bob Curley, Julie Dugdale, Megan Fulweiler, Robert Kiener, Maria LaPiana, Erin Marvin, Louis Postel, Nathaniel Reade, Debra Judge Silber, Debra Spark, Lisa H. Speidel Contributing Photographers Trent Bell, Robert Benson, Tria Giovan, John Gruen, Keller + Keller, Michael J. Lee, Richard Mandelkorn, Read McKendree, Laura Moss, Michael Partenio, Greg Premru, Nat Rea, Eric Roth, Brian Vanden Brink, Jim Westphalen •

Editorial Submissions Designers, architects, builders, and homeowners are invited to submit projects for editorial consideration. For information about submitting projects, e-mail ­edit@nehomemag.com. Letters to the Editor We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at the above address, fax us at 617-663-6377, or e-mail us at ­letters@nehomemag.com. Upcoming Events Are you planning an event that we can feature in our Calendar of Events? E-mail information to calendar@nehomemag.com, or mail to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118.



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Employing an ancient Peruvian weaving technique, Anastasia Azure crafts her sculptures using hand-dyed nylon and wire on a traditional floor loom. Merging textiles and metal arts, her work explores dimensional possibilities, radiant symmetry, and the elegance of geometry. The shapes and colors of this residential installation were inspired by the serenity of the sea, says Azure.  | Anastasia Azure, Pawtucket, R.I., anastasiaazure.com

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In Season

Captain’s Quarters

A designer makes her mark on the water.

Not many designers watch their projects cast off and sail away. But Newport, Rhode Island-based Ally Maloney is one of the exceptions. With degrees in interior design and interior yacht design and time logged working with well-known yacht builders, including the late, legendary Ted Hood’s company, Maloney is as at ease in a shipyard scaling a ladder to outfit a premium vessel as she is toting an armful of beautiful pillows into an upscale house. In fact, many of Maloney’s clients have recruited her first for their yachts and then, charmed with the results, their homes. Pressed to choose whether she prefers putting her skills toward land or sea, Maloney hesitates. “Loving them

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both allows me to blend my talents,” the thirty-year-old designer says. “And the finished look for each is always high-end coastal.” Blue, of course, is a favorite color for her clients. But Maloney deftly introduces a nautical theme minus the obvious, especially when it comes to, say, creating a handsome salon (a seaman’s term for the main gathering area down below). “No anchors, starfish, or seashells are needed. You’re already on a boat,” she points out. The busy designer, who also has a retail shop in Newport and sits on the board of directors for ASID New England, recently flew to Turkey to help oversee the birth of a gorgeous new yacht. “Tiles, hardware, soft goods—there were lots of decisions to be made,” she says. “A boat, just like a house, needs to be comfortable and welcoming.” | Maloney Interiors, Newport, R.I., maloneyinteriors.com Eastbay SX 54 photos by Elaine Fredrick Photography Portrait by Robyn Ivy Photography

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A Winning Recipe

Old friends collaborate on a handsome new kitchen. It was the classic New England transformation tale: a charming 100-year-old colonial with great bones that didn’t work for modern living. Especially the kitchen. Fortunately, the owners had an ace up their sleeves: the wife was an old friend of Danielle McClure, who with her mother, Catherine Skaletsky, runs Catherine & McClure Interiors. “When it came to the interior design,” says the owner, “they knew us better than we knew ourselves.” But before the designers could step in, Leaf Design Associates was commissioned to expand and open the kitchen, making it a hub for family activity and entertaining. During a conversation about incorporating a breakfast bay with a built-in seat, Richard Leaf pitched a pavilion-gazebo-style nook with an octagonal roof. “It was a bit of a

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leap of faith,” Leaf remembers, but the owners enthusiastically bit. Thirteen feet at its peak with a beadboard ceiling, it’s a dramatic focal point. The owners’ willingness to trust their team comes through in the interior design as well. McClure and Skaletsky ran with an all-white palette for a light, airy look. “We focused on the details to add layers of interest,” says McClure, noting the backs of the chinoiserie-style breakfast chairs, the criss-cross base of the table, and Aerin’s Hampton chandelier inspired by flowers and leaves. Marble countertops and an iridescent glass-tile backsplash round out the look, while a navy bench adds a hit of color in kid-friendly faux leather. An inviting reminder that this new kitchen is a perfect space for family to gather—or, in the case of the designers and homeowners, for old friends to reconnect. | Catherine & McClure Interiors, Boston, catherineandmcclure.com; Leaf Design Associates, Winchester, Mass., leafdesignassociates.com; ADK Construction, Medford, Mass., adk.construction Photography by Greg Premru

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Rising Stars

Designing Women

A chance encounter leads to the launch of a leading-edge landscape design firm.

Some fifteen years ago, Trent Lloyd and Amy Fleischer met at a cocktail party in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Both women had recently moved to town—Lloyd from Alabama, and Fleischer from Alaska—and neither had friends in the area. Lloyd remembers being drawn to Fleischer’s bold pink poncho and her sense of humor. At the time, Lloyd, an anthropology major with a master’s in landscape architecture, was working for herself, while Fleischer, who had left a career in software development research and design, was looking for a new challenge. They saw potential in partnering to create innovative landscapes: “I see things from a larger,

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anthropological perspective,” says Lloyd, “and Amy sees things through details.” Today, as Lloyd Fleischer, the two collaborate on every project, from postagestamp–sized backyards in Newburyport to grander settings on Cape Cod. The common thread, says Fleischer, is that their projects are “not just about form and function, but how people feel and engage with and experience their landscape.” To this end, they envision their clients taking a participatory role—having a cup of coffee or watering the plants—in their surroundings.

While the pair eschews a singular style, they admit to gravitating toward simple materials and then incorporating bold gestures (say a diminutive and dark backyard writer’s cottage or a striking white custom fireplace), cool juxtapositions (think tall and lush arborvitae alongside sheared boxwood spheres), and a sense of fun. Bold and fun—fitting that it was these very traits that first drew the two together at that cocktail party way back when. | Lloyd Fleischer, Wenham, Mass., lloydfleischer.com

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1. Eco-Chic The sustainably printed Hourglass tablecloth is designed by New England native Linda Cabot. Cabot’s textiles are developed using digitally rendered brush strokes from her own paintings. | Linda Cabot Design, Boston Design Center, lindacabotdesign.com

4. Ottoman Empire The Dinah ottoman by Jessica Charles is handmade in North Carolina. It’s available in two new patterns, Brushstroke Spring (blue and green) and Bazaar Festival (orange paisley). | Cabot House, various New England locations, cabothouse.com

2. Climbing the Walls Made in the U.K., the Savuti wallcovering comes from Cole & Son for Lee Jofa. The colorway seen here is Dark Petrol Multi.  | Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center, leejofa.com

5. Sunday Funday Summer was made for lounging on the Amalfi daybed featuring a stainless-steel frame and customizable cushions.  | JANUS et Cie, Boston Design Center, janusetcie.com

3. Mix it Up Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has combined forces with Smeg for a new line of small appliances called Sicily is my Love. The mixer has ten variable speeds and a five-quart high-polished stainless-steel bowl. | Boston Appliance Company, Woburn, Mass., bostonappliance.net

6. Fantasy Forest Tracy Glover Studio’s Enchanted Forest objects are a collection of conceptual, handblown-glass tree formations that can be customized according to color, texture, and metal finishing. | Tracy Glover Studio, Pawtucket, R.I., tracygloverstudio.com


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1. Go for the Gold The Wandermere chandelier by influential American designer Jeffrey Alan Marks for Progress Lighting features eight lights with brushed brass and curved metal shades. | Frank Webb Home, various New England locations, frankwebb.com 2. Lay Low The Naïve Low Chair by Emko, a Lithuanian design group, features a large leather strap that holds the backrest to the body. It’s available in several frame finishes and fabrics. | Room 68, Provincetown, Mass., room68online.com 3. Urban Jungle The Domani Bilbao planter was inspired by the origami-like architecture of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum and the Basque Health Department headquarters building, both in Bilbao, Spain. | Winston Flowers, various Boston-area locations, ­winstonflowers.com 4. Case Closed Ted Boerner’s Reverie steel frame case

takes its design cues from the glazed windows of old warehouses, and doubles as elegant storage and as a stylish console that can be pressed in to bar service for entertaining. | THEO, Boston Design Center, theodecor.com 5. The Royal Treatment Crafted by European artisans, Aristot’s bassinets can be mixed and matched thanks to interchangeable pieces in a variety of fabrics and finishes. (And it converts into a table, chair, or stool once your child grows out of it.) | CouCou, Boston and Wellesley, Mass., coucou-boston.com 6. American Graffiti The Tableau rug (shown here in Pewter) is a collaboration between renowned designer Kelly Wearstler and The Rug Company. The abstract design is a modern take on street art. | The Rug Company, Boston, therugcompany.com

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For Rhode Island artist Wendy Wahl, obsolete encyclopedias become fodder for a provocative discussion of contemporary knowledge. Wendy Wahl goes for a daily walk in the • woods near her home and studio in Richmond,

the heart of Rhode Island’s rural South County. These meditative nature strolls are not so unusual for a New Englander living in the country, of course. But trees have become the central metaphor of Wahl’s artistic expression over the past decade and a half. The forest provides Wahl with her favorite medium, through which she wants her audience “to question their relationship to the natural world.” The Los Angeles native, who moved east to do graduate study in weaving at the Rhode Island School of Design, began working with deaccessioned Encyclopedias Britannica about a dozen years ago. Just as digital media seemed to be supplanting a lot of printed material, Wahl fell in love with what she calls “the materiality of books,” and her work reexamines the power of words printed on paper. “Paper can be permanent or transient, delicate or strong, cheap or expensive, abundant or scarce,” she

ABOVE: Prayer Papers #77 (2002), paper, 29"H × 40"W × 15"D. LEFT: EB Scrolled #3 (2015), encyclopedia paper on panel, 20"H × 16"W.

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says. “It can be cut, bent, folded, crumpled, twisted, torn, glazed, waxed, pulped, or burned.” Her expression of what she sees as a “forest of knowledge” involves wall-hung panels onto which scrolled pages have been glued in a fashion one critic called “texturally reminiscent of tightly tiered cocktail napkins,” and a gallery packed with groves of twisting trunks and branches. Artists have always restructured familiar elements in new ways, but Wahl’s deconstructed book pages assume the status of cultural artifacts. The arboreal presence in her landscapes, she says, defines “the patterns of relationships that link all of the earth’s species,” trees of knowledge that define the “branches of human thought realized in the form of writing.” Her intriguing patterns of folded, stacked, and glued paper are intrinsically

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attractive, but they also force us to consider how we obtain, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. Wahl is, nevertheless, a lot more than her encyclopedia groves. Her first major endeavor was WahlWorks Textiles, where her hand-printed silk-screened fabrics for the home-furnishings market were sold in New York, Boston, and on the West Coast. She did all of the printing herself until the line was so successful that she had to sub out part of the operation. She eventually decided to stop manufacturing and devote more time to artistic explorations. Textiles are still an important medium; her Period Dress, constructed of dupioni silk and chained wool, is currently part of an exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy. Much of her current work consists of scrolled paper reliefs, such as the forty-four-by-seventy-inch piece called Strata that was recently commissioned for a biotech headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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In thirty-five years, she has amassed a remarkable exhibition record, showing her work from Providence, San Francisco, and Boston to Wollongong, Australia. Her work is displayed in major collections, such as Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. She used to commute to New York to teach at Parsons School of Design, and has taught at her alma mater RISD, as well as at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. It was at Haystack on Deer Isle, Maine, where Wahl met her husband, furniture maker and RISD professor John Dunnigan. They settled on three acres in a wooded area not too far from the University of Rhode Island. Their small house grew into an extended studio-home. It was here that their daughter was raised amidst a hive of artistic activity; Hannah is now a student in a dual program at RISD and Brown University. With one foot in Los Angeles and frequent visits to New York, Wahl might not strictly be considered a regional artist. Yet she feels blessed to live in New England, with its proximity to important cultural centers and—mostly—because of her constant contact with countryside. Wahl finds a refuge and source of renewal in the woods. Sad to report, infestations of gypsy and winter moths have denuded her beloved woods in recent years. Trees that offer shade and paper and spiritual sustenance have become threatened relics, like the superannuated encyclopedias, something to be remembered, and undoubtedly to be recycled in Wahl’s art. 


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Avoiding kitsch or cliché, a Newport home quietly references its purpose as a vacation spot in the seaside city. a designer in Newport, Rhode Island, •As a seaport city known for its cache of colonial

homes from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, Jocelyn Chiappone understandably does a lot of projects that involve a traditional coastal look. However, this one—the freshening up of a period-style home in the heart of Newport’s Historic Hill neighborhood—was decidedly different. Her client, a single man in his thirties with a passion for entertaining, wanted a modern, masculine design with a neutral palette that honored his vacation home’s setting, but only subtly. “I told Jocelyn that I was looking for a California midcentury modern feel, but without sacrificing comfort and functionality,” he says. “We didn’t want blue and white or anything super beachy or coastal,” Chiappone says. The two-story, porch-fronted home fits seamlessly into its surroundings, but it’s actually a newer build, with an open floor plan on the first level and highpeaked bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs.

ABOVE: Textured surfaces breathe life into this downtown Newport home’s living room, with a linen sofa and leather armchairs signaling the designer’s delicate balance between comfort and masculinity. LEFT: Driftwood edging around a mirror provides subtle hints about the home’s nautical setting.

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Metropolitan Life For Chiappone, the layout proved to be both a boon and a challenge. There was no need to knock down walls to create openness, but the main living area, she says, was a characterless white box. The solution was to transform one long, blank wall in the area destined to become the living room. Builder Bob Ventura was commissioned to construct a built-in gas fireplace with a flat-panel TV over the mantel, flanked by a pair of window seats that tuck in between twin bookshelves filled with books and decorative objects. Ventura also built a matching section of tray ceiling parallel to an existing but off-center one to create symmetry between the room and the new fireplace. “The shiplap fireplace and built-ins give a much-needed focal point to the space,” Chiappone explains. Save for adding some herringbone tile, the kitchen

“I TOLD JOCELYN THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR A CALIFORNIA MIDCENTURY MODERN FEEL, BUT WITHOUT SACRIFICING COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY,” SAYS THE CLIENT. was left alone. However, as Chiappone worked to infuse the neutral color scheme desired by the client with tactile character and variety, she added a trio of rattan barstools facing the granite countertop, complementing the organic feel of the living room furniture arrayed before the fireplace, the grasscloth covering the other three walls, and the woven-wood shades hung on every first-floor window. “The grasscloth and rattan and driftwood elements add to a sense of place,” says Chiappone. “There is a delicate balance of midcentury silhouettes for furnishings, varied textures, and patterns.” In the sitting area, a beige linen sofa squares off


A glass-topped coffee table has a wooden base that suggests rolling waves. Banquette seating maximizes the relatively narrow space utilized for the dining area, which is further defined by an oversize print of curling surf. The new fireplace, window seats, and built-in shelves give the living room a strong focal point.

with an armchair and ottoman covered in velvet and a pair of butterscotch leather club chairs. “We added color and patterns in the carpet and toss pillows,” Chiappone notes. “The large, chunky linen sofa is grounded by a Stark geometric rug, and the lounge chair adds bit of fun in a multi-colored velvet.” At the center of the arrangement, a glass-topped table with a wavy, segmented base stands as an example—along with the seaworthy brass fittings on the leather chairs and the driftwood-edged mirror over the bar—of acknowledging but not overstating the home’s nautical setting. A bronze-and-cream banquette and a silver-gilded print hung horizontally behind a cerused-oak table

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“THE HOUSE HAS BEEN A PERFECT RETREAT FROM BOSTON, AND I LOVE THAT IT ISN’T TRADITIONAL BEACH HOUSE STYLE,” SAYS THE OWNER. neatly define the dining area. Chiappone’s textural flourishes can also be found in the first-floor office, described as a cozy “away space” with a cork ceiling, walls, and distinctly un-office-like furniture, such as a director-style cowhide chair and filing cabinets crafted from rich, dark hardwood.

Contrasted with the relatively low clearance on the ground floor, the upstairs rooms are characterized by towering, skylighted ceilings, requiring some calculated design choices to bring the spaces to a comfortable scale. The menswear-inspired wallcovering, shag rug, and burlap ottomans help warm the

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FAR LEFT: The midcentury design favored by the owner is manifest in the gracefully curved desk in the office. LEFT: The pinstriped gray wallpaper helps scale the master bedroom’s high, slanted ceilings down to comfortable proportions. Deep-pile carpeting and a brace of burlap-covered ottomans warm the space. FACING PAGE: Guests are welcome to lay their heads in an upstairs bedroom that modestly departs from the home’s restrained use of color; a ribbed Lucite rocker and ottoman even flirt modestly with whimsy.

master bedroom. Gray, leather-bound nightstands and a hide-edged mirror retain the masculine vibe the owner wanted. “I love the young, chic feel of the home,” says Chiappone. “The mixture of neutral tones, patterned prints, and organic textures creates a warm and





welcoming space.” “The house has been a perfect retreat from Boston, and I love that it isn’t traditional beach house style,” says the owner. “It’s really season agnostic, which was important to me. I feel at home here on New Year’s Eve and on the Fourth of July.” 

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An already-special property becomes a seaside Eden with a landscape plan that celebrates and protects the spectacular surroundings.

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potential in every way possible. At the same time, however, the fragile coast requires protection. For the new owners of this Duxbury, Massachusetts, home, balancing the two was particularly challenging. Their just-over-an-acre parcel was tight, the coastal restraints were stringent, and the existing lackluster 1970s house didn’t meet their needs or live up to its dazzling location. The couple, who entertain frequently, envisioned a welcoming nest in tune with their modern aesthetic where friends and family could gather indoors and out. To achieve that sort of livability and functionality, there was no option but to raze the dated house and reimagine the grounds. Every available inch of the lot was required to gain space for soak-up-theview activities. “We needed to shoehorn as much stone terrace and other elements into the property as we could, but still make it feel like it was blended into the coastal landscape,” explains landscape architect Sean Papich. All this, remember, while adhering to the Conservation Commission’s restrictions. Still, the team was undaunted. Campbell Smith Architects designed a light-filled house that pulls in stunning vistas at every turn. And Papich, along with the project’s senior landscape architect, Scott

Garvin, zoomed ahead with introducing a range of life-enhancing elements from terraces to steppingstone lawn areas. Drifts of hardy grasses and perennials elevate the waterfront property in a manner that reflects the


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owners’ fresh approach and befits the surroundings. Blue hydrangea, billowing catmint, and sedum—the classic favorites—are here. But there’s also a wealth of new native plants. Papich installed varieties like bayberry, beach plum, and switchgrass to revegetate the coastal buffer and help stabilize the shore. The new pool lies where the garage once sat. No ordinary straight-edge pool, this one incorporates a bluestone retaining wall from which fountains (or as Papich labels them, “scuppers”) pour a constant musical stream of water. Above, a line of privacyenhancing junipers creates a ribbon of green. And on the pool’s opposite side, where the terrace widens, a



A sea of bluestone laid in an eye-catching irregular pattern unifies the outdoor area. To aid runoff, some stepping stones between the main house and pool house are coupled with lawn joints. From the outdoor dining table to the spa, every spot celebrates the promontory’s unending views.

pervious grid of bluestone and grass mitigates storm water runoff and acts as a decorative surround for the spa—the ultimate ocean-viewing spot. If the sun is too fierce or the evening demands a cozy fire, the architects also designed a pool house that features a protected outdoor sitting area, a wet bar, and a changing room. Unlike the sleek home, this timber-frame structure with its stone fireplace has an appealing rustic quality that, according to architect and project manager Christopher DeOrsay, “recollects an assembly of New England farm buildings.” The contrast between country pool house and

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TO RIGHT: The owners were very involved with the design of their home and landscape; while the wife spearheaded the house plans, the husband took the lead on the fully equipped outdoor kitchen. A sleek fire pit adds drama to the neighboring spa.

contemporary home serves to heighten the waterfront setting’s ambience. With an outdoor kitchen that includes everything from a ceramic smoker to a wine-and-beer chiller, the owners can, if they choose, make all their summer meals alfresco. The dining area provides plenty of room for guests, and Papich even thought to integrate

a stone peninsula where the chef lays out the finished dishes and people linger about with their drinks. The terraced stone walls guarding the pool area did away with the need for a standard enclosure. But where a fence is required, the ones built by New England Woodworkers becomes what Papich calls another “highlight of the project.” Picking up on the


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home’s twenty-first-century vibe, spaced horizontal board (at the property’s perimeter) and long-lasting black metal mesh with a cedar frame (abutting the stone walls) come together to give the whole composition a slightly edgy feel, he says. In the same vein, the rounded stone used for the walls is a mixed granite that, unlike traditional fieldstone, conveys an of-the-moment character. On the sloping lawn across from the pool area, an angled pit with a base of crushed stone (another pervious surface) houses a host of solar panels sup-

plying electricity for the house, pool house, and pool area. The ecological feature underscores the owner’s environmental awareness and goes a long way in making the property’s beautiful and innovative transformation a smart design feat in every sense.  RESOURCES : For more information about the professionals involved in this project, see page 188.

PROJECT TEAM Landscape design: Sean Papich

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A clever architectural plan gives a not-so-big New Hampshire mountain getaway everything its owner wanted—and then some. challenge.” That’s how architect • “A Catherine Truman describes the brief she

received for a client’s getaway home in rural New Hampshire. “Yep, it was a real challenge,” she says as she laughs. “And that’s putting it mildly!” The owner had purchased the house nearly two decades ago because he had fallen in love with its isolated, rural location and its drop-dead views of the White Mountains. “He was crazy about the views and the lot. The house; not so much,” explains Truman, whose office is in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “In fact,

it was a mess, and he had long intended to have it torn down and replaced.” To make the most of those mountain vistas, ­Truman’s client wanted windows, lots of big windows. But there was more: he wanted a master bedroom and a double-height great room on the main floor, three guest bedrooms upstairs, a huge deck, a garage, and a generous mudroom to hold all the gear he and his three children have as avid skiers and hikers. Because it would be a second residence, the client also stressed that he needed a house that could stand

Overhanging roofs help keep snow away from the front door— one of the owner’s many low-maintenance wishes for his getaway ski home.

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LEFT: Large windows take advantage of mountain views on the isolated, forested lot. The dining area anchors one end of the two-story great room. A horizontal window between upper and lower cabinets ushers light into the kitchen. Architect and designer ­Catherine Truman kept to a quiet palette of whites and grays.

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RIGHT: An open balcony runs past the second-story bedrooms. FAR RIGHT: The first-floor master bath is a minimalist’s dream. FACING PAGE: The master bedroom opens onto an expansive deck with dramatic views.

chose perennials and hardy ground cover such as pachysandra because the deep snow would have killed more fragile plants,” says landscape designer Jane Hilliard. “And because the new design was built on the old foundation, we didn’t need to remove any trees for the renovation. That was one of the owner’s big requests.” Indeed, the new garage could have been

larger, but that would have meant cutting down a much-loved apple tree. Inside, thanks largely to the high-ceilinged, open great room with its massive two-story windows, the house feels much larger than its 2,000 square feet Nothing detracts from the close forest and distant mountain views. A wood burning stove is tucked


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away from the windows, and no curtains obscure the vistas. Instead, the windows have motorized shades that recess completely into the ceiling. Another Truman detail that invites the outside in: the kitchen backsplash is actually a long horizontal window. “It brings more light and a sense of nature into the kitchen,” she explains. Truman also took her interior design cues from the home’s lushly forested location. Inspired by the birch bark and snow she saw on walks in the nearby woods, her palette comprises mostly cool, clean whites and grays. She chose to offset these tones with a floor of rustic, character-grade hickory. “The hickory gives the inside a warm, comfortable feel,” she says. “It keeps

the contemporary design from being too stark.” Happily, the owner agrees. “I love the house,” he told her recently. “I really appreciate how elegant the solution was to the multiple things I was trying to achieve.” Challenge met—and mastered.  RESOURCES : For more information about the professionals involved in this project, see page 188.

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Concept Building What inspires your work? Jeff: The process of steering many different people in the same direction to achieve a common goal is my favorite part of construction. The challenge of integrating the tradespeople and planning, for example, where an outlet pokes through a backsplash with no margin for error is so rewarding when you get it right! What is your business philosophy? Alan: The truth will set you free.


oncept Building was founded in 2009 with a passion for using the home to improve everyday life. Jeff Capello and Alan Baima have a sense of duty and exceedingly high expectations of themselves. These lofty intentions emanate from the core principles around which the original business model was formed and continues to blossom. Direct communication, integrity, and the sincere willingness to do right by our clients is what separates us as a building company. Since its founding, Concept Building has taken pride in an ability to satisfy the demands of the client, the vision of the architect, and the reality of the budget. Getting and keeping everyone on the same page from the outset is our role and the most important and rewarding part of home building. New England is a unique region that requires specific methods and materials to ensure long-term success. Fine home residential construction finishes is an evolving and thriving market we are lucky to be part of. We are knowledgeable in transitional and modern American construction finishes. New construction and large renovations are our areas of expertise. If you desire a functioning home environment with modern materials and well-executed installations, our goals align. We are excited for your project. Our team will implement a plan to facilitate a clear process, understandable budget, and honest timeline.

What are your favorite current trends? Jeff: Finally, outdoor kitchens have become more and more popular. I have had some great nights by the outdoor kitchens of some dear past clients. What motivates you? Alan: New products and applications within every project keep me interested. I enjoy the consistency of tried and true methods mixed with the proper amount of new challenges. We are learning every single day.

Concept Building 31 Green St. Waltham, MA 02451 781-703-5970 conceptbuildinginc.com

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Designer Draperies of Boston

What is your dream collaboration? Being brought in at the beginning of a project is ideal. Then the size of a drapery stack, for example, won’t have an adverse effect on a designer’s furniture layout. What is your business philosophy? Provide superior quality products and exceptional customer service at the beginning, during, and after every project and earn a loyal client forever. What inspires your work? I love a challenge and the opportunity to use my problem-solving skills and creativity to find the perfect solution for someone else’s dilemma.


ulie Murphy took her first sewing class at the age of 10 and was hooked. Although she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in occupational therapy, her passion for sewing and her creativity caused her to pursue a different career path. She started her own drapery workroom in 2006, and through hard work and determination, purchased Designer Draperies of Boston in 2014, which had been serving the design community for over 25 years. “It just felt like the natural path for me. I started out as a one-woman show, but the work continued to pour in, and I knew I could handle a larger operation. Fate brought me together with the previous owner, and the rest is history! I have such a rewarding profession. Being able to transform spaces, both functionally and aesthetically, through the manipulation of beautiful textiles is a gift. Nothing makes me happier than having a positive impact on someone else’s livelihood. When I do my craft well, it directly reflects on the reputation of the designer, and I take that very seriously. We are in this together!

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What is your proudest moment? Knowing that my four children have witnessed their mother being a successful small business owner while pursuing her passion.

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The Granite Place What inspires your work? Our work is inspired by what’s new in the stone industry. Dealing with natural material every day changes how you look at design in general. What motivates you? Our motivation comes from our eagerness to be better. Competition nowadays is really hard, and to stand out in this industry, you have to be the best. What was your proudest moment? Our proudest moment was a realization on our five-year anniversary last year. We were doing forty kitchens a week… and when we started back in 2013, we thought that if we could do three kitchens a week, we would survive.


How do you describe your style? Three words: unique, courageous, and Brazilian.


ften in life we find ourselves busy, either working or running around with a list of errands to do. When you finally get some time to relax, why not do it in the comfort of your home? With a beautiful kitchen designed and handpicked by you, to enjoy with special friends and family. Natural or manmade materials give any space in your house that one-of-a-kind look, with unique natural stones that can’t be replicated. This is the beauty of nature. We are a family-owned company, with more than 15 years of experience, that puts our hearts into every job. We have a crew that executes high-end installations, a sales team always ready to assist you every step of the way, and a complete facility that offers you a wide range of granite colors and other materials including quartz, marble, soapstone, quartzite, and many additional varieties. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, but you are unsure about the pros and cons, think about the cost versus durability. We promise you will not find anything that looks more beautiful, lasts longer, and is more affordable than these materials. Think of us as artists who use granite to create masterpieces in your home. Come visit our showroom and let us make your dreams come true.

The Granite Place 374 Cambridge St. Burlington, MA 01803 781-332-4774 thegraniteplaceinc.com

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Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc.


DOUG STEVENSON What is your dream collaboration? As a builder, bringing together the “team”—owners, architects, designers, and the contractor—and getting everyone to row in the same direction to produce an amazing home.


ith 40 years of building experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc., has grown to be one of the most highly regarded construction firms in the Greater Boston region. Much of our work reflects the most demanding architectural concepts; all of our work reflects the finest in craftsmanship. In any project, Kistler & Knapp has always understood the importance of effective communication and working well with the entire team in all aspects of the building process. To that end, the foundation of our reputation rests on superb management, transparent accounting, and fiscal prudence; these principles are key to creating successful relationships during construction and well into the future. Managing human resources is also central to achieving the best value. A continuous effort to foster positive energy in the building community guides our endeavors.

What motivates you? Other enthusiastic people. Whether it’s colleagues and work or friends or family, there is nothing like other highly motivated people to get me to be and do my best. M. RENÉE WEST What inspires your work? My Team. We have such an amazing team, I can’t help but want to do my best for them. What is your favorite space in the home? The kichen. There’s so much fun and laughter when you prepare a meal together with family and friends.

Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. 916 Main St. Acton, MA 01720 978-635-9700 kistlerandknapp.com

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Koncerted What motivates you? Ed: Finding seamless ways to integrate tech into our client’s lives is incredibly rewarding. We want the technology to simplify their routines, so they nearly forget it is even there in the first place and yet, is something they can’t live without. What is your dream collaboration? Blair: Our goal is to team up with the architects, builders, and designers during the design phase of the project, so we can provide our clients with the best possible solutions.


ix years ago, Blair Wallin (Co-founder, CEO) and Ed Webb (Co-founder, President) set out to start a company rooted in client-centric principles by taking a product-agnostic approach and focusing on providing robust post-install training/support. Since the inception of the company, our scope has evolved with the rapidly changing field of technology. To date, our solutions include home automation, lighting control, shade automation, Wi-Fi networking, and camera surveillance. To combat entire systems becoming obsolete in a matter of years, we integrate reliable technology that gives clients the freedom and flexibility to update singular aspects of their home at their leisure. Due to our tremendous growth, we’ve had the opportunity to expand our staffing to provide clients with exceptional service. Our director of experience assists clients with all their tech needs, whether it’s translating complicated tech-speak, adding a music service to their new iPad, or helping to set up a new printer. Our director of operations is available around the clock to ensure scheduling and communication is streamlined and clients have a great experience working with the technicians at Koncerted. Our director of business development anticipates the needs of our partners and vendors to ensure they are well-versed in the world of technology, so we can provide clients with all-around support and positive collaboration. Our goal is always to create “Harmony Through Technology.” Although every project is unique, it is always centered around the client’s vision and lifestyle.

What was your proudest moment? Matt: Our proudest moment to date is being trusted with the low-voltage systems for Encore Casino in Everett, Massachusetts. Managing many different vendors and executing such a large-scale project has been an incredible experience. What are the emerging trends in your industry? Sean: The trend in home automation right now is finding ways to blend technology with design. We place a heavy emphasis on partnering with architects and designers early in the process to find ways to conceal and integrate tech.

Koncerted 781-893-8610 hello@koncerted.com Koncerted.com Massachusetts | Connecticut | Florida

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Light New England, Inc.

What are the emerging trends in your industry? LED has completely taken over as the dominant light source in the industry. The technology continues to improve, and it is fun to work with. What is your favorite city? Boston, because of how small and manageable it is. There’s just so much character, charm, and, of course, history packed into every square inch. What inspires your work? I love how lighting comes at the end of construction, but at the beginning of design. There’s always something new, and I never stop learning.


ur founder, Jeff Pomeroy, often says, “Light New England is not a sales agency. We’re a lighting concierge.” We love what we do, and our clients feel the difference. We’re obsessed with bringing our expertise and personalized service to each client, whether they’re in the retail, interior design, hospitality, or commercial segments. We believe that lighting is both an art and a science. Our extraordinary team of sales professionals and lighting technicians has decades of experience in blending the art of lighting design with the technical skill of function. We’re personable, always available, and get joy by bringing beautiful light into people’s lives. Jeff has worked in the lighting business for more than 30 years. He founded Light New England in 2003 and began representing Visual Comfort lighting in 2006. In 2016, Light New England opened its first-ever trade showroom in Charlestown, Massachusetts—a gallery to show off the size, scale, quality, design details, and craftsmanship of more than 300 light fixtures and lamps. Stop by and say hello!

What is your favorite space within your home? My foyer. I have the gorgeous Zodiac pendant hanging—an iconic statement piece. My wife and three kids love it, too. They have great taste!

Light New England, Inc. 50 Terminal Street Building 2, Unit #524 Boston, MA 02129 617-286-7181 lightne.com Instagram: @lightnewengland

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MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects

How do you describe your style? Chandon Georgian: It’s about having style rather than having a style. For us, beauty, relevance, and purpose is all that is required. What is your design philosophy?   Maggie Mink: Our design philosophy is straightforward. It has to be buildable, it has to be functional, and it has to be amazing.


odernism is not a style. Our work is defined by a commitment to beauty, craft, and performance. We draw fresh conclusions from what informs and inspires us. The stylistic range of our portfolio reflects the clients and opportunities we encounter. No matter the style, setting, or size, each house must make the most of its circumstances. A breathtaking interface with nature and a focus on cultural context and sensibility are never mutually exclusive. There is enduring meaning in traditional architectural forms, and there are unprecedented opportunities in new construction technology. To be modern is to synthesize the power of the past with the possibility of the future. The result is a home that will delight all who encounter it. Our projects are meant to be the best homes our clients will ever live in.

What inspires your work? Robyn Gentile: Everything around us. I am hooked on the “aha” feeling of discovering something beautiful, surprising, and intriguing. What is your favorite space within your home? Marcus Gleysteen: My kitchen table. Drinking coffee, reading the paper, and looking out over the meadows and woods that surround our house.

MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects 129 Kingston Street, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02111 617-542-6060 mgaarchitects.com

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Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture LLC What are emerging trends in your industry? With the rapid expansion of luxury residential development occurring in cities across the country, outdoor space, particularly highly programed roof terraces, have become a must-have amenity for buyers. Everything from gas firepits and golf greens to chef ’s kitchens now dot the urban skyline. How do you describe your style? Our work has a distinct contemporary look and feel, but we always relate back to the architecture and overall site context.


ichael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture (MDLA) is a Bostonbased design firm serving all of New England. The firm has experience designing challenging coastal properties, suburban landscapes, and a large portfolio of urban roof terraces and courtyards. We also provide design services for real estate developers, institutions, and corporate clients. While our designs are clean-lined and simplistic in approach, a high level of 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. Prior to starting MDLA in 2014, Mike worked for a well-known Boston firm that focused on commercial and institutional projects. This large-scale work was always governed by strict timelines, budgets, and formal procedures, which has proven to be a valuable and transferable skill set for our residential clients. Our ability to guide and help manage the entire process of design, bidding, and construction observation saves the client’s valuable time and helps to ensure success.

What motivates you? Watching our designs come to life and seeing the spaces being enjoyed by our clients. What are you currently working on that you are excited to see built? A coastal residence in Connecticut, several private roof terraces in Boston, and a variety of multi-family amenity spaces throughout Massachusetts.

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture LLC 732 East Broadway, Suite #3 Boston, MA 02127 203-592-4788 m-d-l-a.com

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National Lumber Home Finishes What is your design philosophy? To produce feelings of both comfort and an energizing flow of life. Listening to the client is the main task. Learning what they like and what they need guides the design to create a home that’s a personal retreat for the individuals living in it.


hanks to the popularity of home design programs on television and online, homeowners have high expectations for their home building and renovation projects. Our team makes dreams come true for homeowners in Massachusetts. Everything discerning homeowners need—concept to completion— is available from the design team of National Lumber Home Finishes in Mansfield. With years of experience collaborating with top custom home builders and remodelers, our team has the expertise to work seamlessly with the construction company selected by the homeowner. The design journey begins by meeting with our designers at the Kitchen Views and Home Finishes showroom. Specializing in both cabinetry and interior design, they take the homeowner’s concept for their home and translate it into working plans. Our showrooms provide inspiration as clients select foundational elements such as cabinetry, doors, windows, and more. Once the building plans are established and construction begun, our designers get to work on the details. Homeowners receive expert guidance from the foundation of cabinetry style and colors to the interior design—all the finishes that complete a home are expertly handled.

What inspires your work? As designers, we draw inspiration from nature, fashion, architectural details, and everything around us. For kitchen design, we no longer have rules that fit every kitchen, and we have an amazing array of cabinetry styles with innovative storage solutions available. For interior design, current trends of eclectic mixtures are invigorating, blending contemporary elements with traditional home structures creates a transitional environment that balances the best of what the homeowner loves. What motivates you? Drawing out ideas from a client through trust and relationship building. Helping them discover what brings them joy, and then fulfilling those ideas. It’s rewarding to know you’ve improved someone’s life by improving their surroundings.

National Lumber Home Finishes 90 Norfolk St. Mansfield, MA 02048 508-DESIGNS [337-4467] home-finishes.com

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Scandia Kitchens What inspires your work? Our clients! Whether a kitchen, bath, or another room in the home, our goal with every project is to create a space that our clients will love forever. Every client has a unique style and wish list, and together with our expertise and endless woodworking possibilities, we make their visions a reality. What is your dream collaboration? We enjoy working with architects, builders, interior designers, and homeowners that appreciate the quality of our products and have the same standards and patience as us. Challenges can come up in construction, and having an experienced team in place guarantees a happy client. That is what we strive for.


What is your business philosophy? Quality. From design to manufacturing to installation, our goal is always to provide our clients with the very best quality at a fair price.

candia Kitchens, Inc., is family-operated custom cabinetry manufacturer founded in 1962. The exceptional craftsmanship of Scandia Kitchens’ personalized custom cabinetry equals that found in fine furniture because we combine select grades of wood and superior finishes with a profound attention to detail. Since all of the work is manufactured onsite, Scandia Kitchens has a distinct advantage over the competition that allows us to achieve the results that we demand. We can offer ITEM# 356 IMPRINT: ART: JANICE cabinetry in any size, color, and wood LIP LINE available. This ability to customize our product allows our experienced designers to be creative and innovative in the design process. The showroom houses three complete kitchens, several vignettes, and samples of all of the woods, colors, door/drawer styles, countertop options, as well as many unique design ideas. Our cabinets are also able to be seen at Clarke Appliance in Milford, MA, and at Seven Tide in Boston. Scandia refuses to compromise on quality: all cabinetry comes with a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.

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How would you describe your style? Classic. Timeless. Elegant. Our cabinets are built to last a lifetime, so we encourage designs that will stand the test of time. What motivates you? The end result. From new construction to remodeling projects, it is so gratifying to transform and create a show-stopping, functional space that will bring joy to WHITE 405742 families for many years to come.

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Bradford’s Rug Gallery


radford’s Rug Gallery is a full-service rug and carpet boutique, specializing in handmade natural fiber area rugs, new and old, from across the globe, along with a selection of designer broadloom. Proud to be a small family business in Portland, Maine, we offer products to the public and to the trade that are typically only found in larger cities. Brad’s passion for area rugs began over 20 years ago, and today he is considered one of the leading experts in Maine’s carpet industry. We have a deep appreciation for our products and for our devoted customers who, over the years, have become part of our family. OWNERS BRAD AND BETH ROSS WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS, ABBY AND ISA.

Bradford’s Rug Gallery 297 Forest Ave. Portland, ME 04101 207-772-3843 bradfordsruggallery.com

What do you collect? Brad: What don’t I collect is more appropriate! Our showroom embodies my love of textiles, both old and new, strong textures or worn thin. What are emerging trends? Brad & Beth: Layering; textures with prints or antique rugs with modern furniture. People are finding ways to mix family heirlooms with something new in an eclectic way. What is your dream collaboration? Beth: Doris Leslie Blau created a brand with the desire to do something different. I want to go back to 1965 and hang out with founder Mrs. Blau.

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Debbe Daley Designs How do you describe your style? Fresh and new with a twist of traditional, casual elegance. Home and family are important to us. Creating a style that incorporates coveted pieces from a client’s own collection is important. Infusing warmth into every space in a way that showcases the client’s personality is a key characteristic of our designs. What inspires your work? Traveling to cities across the country and in Europe and viewing the architecture of old buildings, as well as visiting designer showhouses further inspires our deep passion for design. What do you collect? An obsession with driftwood gifted from the sea and creating functional handmade furnishings. Tree trunk stools, table bases, and floor and table lamps, as well as coffee tables, are just a few of our designs. Interesting mirrors and light fixtures are also a passion.


ebbe Daley Designs is a full-service boutique interior design firm. The company is a success thanks to the individual talents and thirty years of design industry experience of their five employees. One common quality of the team is their emphasis on listening to the client, which positively influences the execution of a plan. Character and charm, coupled with a traditional flare, are always found in their signature designs. From their own on-staff special projects and woodworking team to a one-room refresh and remodel, project management and full-service execution always run seamlessly. Servicing Cape Cod to coastal DEBBE DALEY Maine and New Hampshire.


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Living Swell


iving Swell is a home decor boutique specializing in full-service custom interior design services. Shop artisan-made goods sourced locally and from around the world, consult with our design team, and allow us to create living spaces that are comfortable, distinctive, and elegant. We offer project management, space planning, custom window treatments, color consultation, and furniture procurement. With over 20 years of experience in interior design, our projects range from large-scale commercial developments and residential renovations, to bath and kitchen design and custom window treatments. Our team collaborates with builders, architects, and trade professionals to create luxurious and distinctive interiors.


Living Swell 34 Atlantic Avenue Marblehead, MA 01945 781-990-5150 livingswellmarblehead.com eastcoastdesigninc.com

What is your design philosophy? We communicate verbally and visually. It is the close collaboration between the client and me that produces the most authentic results. I tap into what inspires my clients to create luxurious and distinctive interiors specifically geared toward the individual, the architecture, and the budget. We listen, guide, plan, and translate your vision into a space with sophisticated functionality. How do you describe your style? Beautiful places, thoughtful design, and passionate, talented artisans inspire me. Stylistically, I tend to design spaces that are casual but elegant, and also unique and tailored to the client. There is often a coastal vibe with elements of sophistication. I love texture when designing a neutral palette and sleek lines when designing in a stronger color palette. The end result is that you will never see the same things from client to client. My designs aren’t always going to fit with a certain style, but they will always be touchable, elegant, and original.

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Breezy Chic

Elegance and informality make the perfect summer combo.

Serious antiques live happily with modest wildflowers in this Cape Cod home. See “In With the Old,” page 136.

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A clapboard classic on a tiny Maine island opens to a colorful, eclectic interior that marries the disparate tastes of its owners. Text by Debra Spark | Photography by Greg Premru | Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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A rear view of the house shows the glass connector that joins the primary house to the “treehouse,” the builder’s nickname for the section of the home on the left that tucks into the forested part of the property.

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BELOW: Shiplap paneling and antique furniture give the foyer a classic Maine cottage feel. RIGHT: A window seat nestles between the living room fireplace and shelves filled with vintage local knickknacks. FACING PAGE: The different tastes of husband and wife—his New England traditional, hers California modern—blend nicely in the living room.

if PROJECT TEAM Architectural design: Adam Maltese, Knickerbocker Group Interior architecture and design: Hilary Lippold and Phillip Miller, America Dural Builder: Steve Malcolm, Knickerbocker Group Landscape design: Back Meadow Farm

you hopped into a time machine and travelled to Maine just after the Civil War, you would see the beginning of the state’s summer colony tradition. The well-known places like Bar Harbor began then, but also lesser-known spots, like Capitol Island—a tract of land just 700 feet long and three-quarters of a mile wide—off Southport. The island was first developed in the late 1800s with a small hotel and tents for tourists. Later, the hotel was expanded to include a bowling alley, billiards room, and dance hall. By 1916, forty-three homes had replaced the tents and, according to one recent estimate, there are forty-three homes on the island to this day. For decades, visitors arrived on the island by boat. Since 1932, a (thrice-rebuilt) wooden bridge has connected the island to the mainland. But life on Capitol still feels old-fashioned. It’s “a nirvana of family and childhood summers,” in the words of Damariscotta, Maine-based architectural designer Adam Maltese. The kind of place where “kids run in packs and come storming into a house, have lunch, and disappear to play tennis or go swimming.”

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The vibrant watery-blue accents of the living room take a more dominant role in the dining room. FACING PAGE, LEFT: The wife wanted to see the ocean while she worked, so the kitchen was filled with windows. To get extra storage without upper cabinets, shelves were run across the windows. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: The sunny breakfast room sits in the partially glassed-in front porch.

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Following in the footsteps of his maternal greatgrandfather, the Boston-area lawyer who owns this home has been going to Capitol Island for more than half a century, first with his parents, now with his graphic-designer wife and four children. In 2007, the couple bought one of two side-by-side houses that look like (and may very well be) 1920s Sears Kit homes, both located midway down the island’s primary road. In 2015, despite the couple’s interest in preservation, they decided to rebuild. “Our operating principle,” says the wife, “was that we wanted another bathroom.” They had only one. As the head of the design-build firm Knickerbocker Group and the husband of a Capitol Islander, Steve Malcom was a natural pick for the job. He

understood that building new meant change on an island that does not see many changes. The original home was in a gorgeous yet difficult location. The sweep of the Atlantic Ocean was just outside the front door, but the lot was tight, partially occupied by a high stone ledge, set in both the floodplain and shoreland zone, and with setbacks on three sides. On an island where everyone knows everybody else, and where a little change can have a big impact, the loss of one of the familiar twinned houses could very well make some residents unhappy. Knowing this, the owners wanted their new home to match the island’s architectural character. The house that Maltese—who has since moved on to form his own firm—designed had to be good for the family, but

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also for islanders. There was one further challenge. The couple shared sensibilities when it came to politics and money, but not design. Enter Phillip Miller and ­Hilary Lippold of America Dural, hired to participate in the architectural plan (in the case of Lippold) and the interior design (in the case of Miller). Miller, who worked with the couple on their Boston-area home, describes their disparate tastes this way: “He’s a ­Yankee Doodle to her California dreamer.” When the wife first confessed how much her love of contemporary color and pattern diverged from her husband’s fondness for restraint and tradition, Miller says he told her, “That’s perfect. That’s excit-

ing side by side. If you lived in a totally Victorian house or a midcentury modern house, it would look boring, like a museum.” Maltese’s architectural design combines two forms, a primary cross-gabled house and a second rear structure that “nibbles into the ledge,” says Malcom, and is reached through a two-story glass connector. The first floor of the main part of the house holds the living room, dining room, and kitchen as well as a glassed-in front porch that acts as both a breakfast room and an extension of the living room. Upstairs, a hallway leads to three bedrooms, including the master. A handsome staircase with an elegant curved mahogany railing runs between

The front porch offers this lovely view. The house to the right is now privately owned but was once the Albonegon Inn, where Charlie Chaplin twice stayed.

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“On a summer weekend, you drive onto the island and take the loop road, and it’s just like going back in time,” says Adam Maltese. floors, then turns for a short stretch that leads to the upper part of the back structure, a two-story space with a TV room on the lower level and a sunny bedroom on the upper level. The white clapboard exterior is classic cottage, complete with wraparound porch, two-over-two windows, black shutters, and a red-shingled roof. The interior, however, is a surprise, pairing disparate elements: shiplap walls and traditional moldings with vibrant color, contemporary furniture and antiques. The living room furniture, for instance, runs the style and color gamut from midcentury modern (a royal blue Palacek chair and a red Hans Wegner teak sofa), to art deco inspiration (a navy-blue Juan Montoya barrel chair), and French antique (a nineteenth-century walnut directoire-style sideboard). A fireplace wall of glossy, sapphire-hued glazed brick is flanked by pale sage-green shiplap paneling. The dining room is almost whimsical with its paneling that starts out teal then switches to pale green

three-quarters of the way up the walls and its vivid blue upholstered chairs surrounding a rustic dining table. A striking pendant of glass bulbs on long red cords illuminates the scene. The bold palette repeats throughout the house, even in the kitchen, where an azure island anchors the space, and the pale sage cabinets and walls get an energetic boost from the bright yellow, orange, and green plates perched on open shelves that run across the windows. The new doesn’t stand in the way of what everyone seems to love best about Capitol. “On a summer weekend,” says Maltese, “you drive onto the island and take the loop road, and it’s just like going back in time.” In fact, the consensus seems to be that the new house is a perfect fit for the island. “It feels exactly,” Maltese concludes, “like what you want Maine to feel like.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 188.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: Colorful bedrooms include this sunny one in the “treehouse.” Trundle beds and bold blue make a kid-friendly bedroom. Softer colors give the master bedroom its serene feel. Another bedroom wears sunny apricot-hued paint. FACING PAGE: The open part of the front porch has a gap at the base of the wall so water can drain out.

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With its wood shingles and bright white trim, Gillian and Dickie Dillon’s new beach house in Duxbury, Massachusetts, looks as if it has always been in this historic seaside town.

A modest shingled exterior belies the home’s light-filled interior spaces. High-peaked rooflines hint at the multiple vaulted ceilings inside.

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Bayside Breeze With an airy layout and spectacular sightlines from every room, a compact beach house on Boston’s South Shore lives large.



ike many residents of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Gillian and Dickie Dillon like to stroll around the charming seaside town they’ve called home for more than thirty years. It was on one such walk in the summer of 2015 that they saw a “For Sale” sign on a property they had previously noticed when they were kayaking—a dilapidated beach cottage that clearly needed to be torn down and replaced. The Dillons hadn’t even been considering a move, but the view of Duxbury Bay from the property was so breathtaking that they quickly starting making plans. “It had always been my dream to build a house from scratch on the water,” says Gillian. “And how often do you get to do that?” July–August 2019 | New England Home  117

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ABOVE: As befits this newmeets-old house, a chest in the entry hall was made of antique components. RIGHT: Simple upholstered seating serves as backdrop to

an assortment of wooden pieces from the homeowners’ store, including a reclaimed elm coffee table from England. Rustic ceiling beams add vintage charm to the new house.

Understanding how rare the opportunity was, the couple sold their home closer to the center of town—a colonial dating to 1796—and hired architect Jason Herzog to design a new house that would blend into the historic seaside neighborhood, but be tailor-made to the Dillons’ twenty-first-century tastes and lifestyle. To create the classic beach-cottage exterior his

clients desired, Herzog used wood shingles and white trim, and added pillars and porches in keeping with local style. His dedication to honoring the past without creating a museum piece was rewarded not only by the Dillons’ enthusiastic appreciation, but by their neighbors’ accolades, as well. “When people saw the old cottage being torn down,” Gillian says, “they were terrified of what was going up. But we have had so

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“It’s amazing, everything is in the right place for us, and everything works perfectly for our way of living,” says Gillian Dillon.

many compliments from the neighbors ever since the house was finished.” There are plenty of old New England touches inside the home, as well, including shiplap on several walls and ceilings, and ten-inch-wide plank oak flooring from Vermont. But the interior also boasts several modern touches, like a cable railing for the central stairway and an open floor plan on the main

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Jason Herzog, Herzog Architecture Interior design: Gillian Dillon, Dillon & Company Builder: PJ Schneider, S&C Construction Landscape design: A. J. Tomasi Nurseries

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ABOVE: Gillian used a British fireback as a backsplash for her stove, and she loved the look so much that she now imports the hearth protectors for her store. RIGHT: Beyond the kitchen, views of

Duxbury Bay stretch out endlessly. FACING PAGE: An eighteenth-century Breton table surrounded by reproduction English Windsor chairs makes the perfect setup for casual dining.

level. “No one really uses a formal living room or dining room anymore,” says Gillian. “We just wanted a big, open great-room space that would suit the way we actually live.” The open plan makes the house feel larger than its 2,500 square feet, the size limitation set by zoning laws and a right-of-way that splits the seaside plot of land into two separate parcels, neither of them very large. “This is an old town, with easements and rights-of-way that you find out about just when you go to build,” says architect Herzog. “On this lot, the previous house hadn’t been in compliance with the current zoning laws, but when you build something

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In the stairwell, old-time touches, including shiplap and a barn door, are juxtaposed with the sleek modernity of the railing. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The master bedroom’s balcony is the

Dillons’ favorite spot in the house. The master bath houses a bench designed by William Yeoward. The bench at the foot of the English bed is an antique from France, reupholstered in simple linen.

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new, you have to make sure that you comply.” Working with local engineer Paul Brogna, Herzog was able to eke out a few extra feet to build on, while still adhering to the ordinances. “But even so,” says the architect, “we were limited on size. And when you’re working with such a small footprint, an open plan is really the only way to go.” In addition to the spacious cooking/dining/ living area, there’s a small study and bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs, the Dillons had Herzog design a large private bathroom and dressing room in the master suite, and another bath and dressing room for the single guest room, rather than squeeze in extra bedrooms. “If someone wanted, one day, I suppose they could convert the downstairs study to a third bedroom,” Gillian says, “but we didn’t design this house for resale; we designed it to suit ourselves.” And it does. “It’s amazing,” she says. “Everything is in the right place for us, and everything works perfectly for our way of living.” The house also suits the couple’s decorating taste to a T—which is no surprise, as almost all of the furnishings come from their own antiques and homedecor store, Dillon & Company, in nearby Plymouth. At home as in the shop, the aesthetic leans heavily toward traditional British style. “English furniture is very classic, and typically very simple,” says Gillian, who, like her husband, is originally from Great BritJuly–August 2019 | New England Home  123

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“I look at the view of the bay and I think, ‘Wow, that looks just like the painting right behind me!’ ” says Gillian.

ain. The clean-lined tables and chests she favors mix beautifully throughout the house with new seating from Lee Industries (also carried at Dillon & Company), all upholstered in tones of beige and grey. “I move things around a lot because of the business I’m in,” says Gillian, who often lives with an import for a while before putting it up for sale, or borrows something from the shop to refresh the look at home. “So I like to do all the bones very neutral. Then I can bring in different colors with pillows or throws or even a rug.” She also adds color—and plenty of it—with paintings. Some of the canvases in the Dillons’ home were gifts from artist friends, and others are on loan from the store. And while there are no pictures of boats or seashells (“I don’t like anything theme-y,” Gillian says), the artworks’ coloring and abstract water imag-

ery all nod to the beach. “Sometimes,” says Gillian, “I look at the view of the bay and I think, ‘Wow, that looks just like the painting right behind me!’ ” That delightful double-take is a frequent occurrence, because thanks to the home’s open spaces and large windows, Duxbury Bay is visible from every room in the house, year round. In the warmer months, Gillian and Dickie spend much of their free time enjoying the views from the porch, or while sitting on the terrace beyond the French doors of their master suite. “I love everything about the way the house turned out,” says Gillian. “But being able to sit in my house or on that terrace and look at the water—the same view that drew us to this spot in the first place—that is probably the very best thing of all.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 188.

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LEFT: A covered porch provides views not just of the water, but also of the garden the homeowners have created on a portion of the lot on which they were not allowed to build. BELOW: The back lawn rolls right down

to the water from which the Dillons originally spotted the property while kayaking. FACING PAGE: Because of its proximity to the water, the house had to be reinforced with hidden steel beams to withstand storms.

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The bright blue of the cottage’s front door hints at the rainbow awaiting inside. FACING PAGE: A rope railing is the final seafaring touch for the stairway painted in two glorious shades from Benjamin Moore—Caribbean Blue Water on the wall and Adriatic Sea on the treads.

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Blue Heaven

The colors of sea and sky make a splash in a charming guesthouse on the South Coast of Massachusetts.

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he wanted color. Not just a dash here or an accent there. This client wanted color. And she wanted it bright and beachy. “I like color,” she explains simply. “It’s bright, it’s happy. That’s my personality...outgoing, colorful, and bold.” Josh E. Linder and Thomas Henry Egan III, partners in the Boston design firm Evolve Residential, could not agree more. No strangers to bold interiors themselves, they knew their client well, and weren’t at all surprised that she wanted them to help her work some vivid magic on a guesthouse her family had built behind their home on the South Coast of Massachusetts. They knew, too, that an exuberant interior would be a bit out of the ordinary for

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the sleepy village dominated by rambling Shinglestyle houses, many of them longtime family homes updated with additions and decorated in tastefully predictable palettes. In this guesthouse, though, a flowing, coordinated color scheme would serve as the invitation to gather, to relax and let go. While visiting family kept the guesthouse full much of the summer, the cliA combination of benches and transparent chairs surround the concrete-slab dining table. FACING PAGE, TOP: Ambles through the village inspired architectural details like the cap over the front door and the curved upper corners of the columns. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Bold stripes of blue, green, and turquoise in durable, stain-resistant outdoor fabrics make for a bright, easy-care sitting area.

ent wanted it to double as a space where she and her husband, as well as their three teenage children, could entertain local friends—or retreat alone. Fully on board, the designers nonetheless recognized that some caution was advisable. “You have to be very careful,” Egan says. “Because you know, a riot of color can also look like a fabric factory exploded.” For most projects, Egan focuses on the architecture and Linder on the interior. With this cottage already built, they made just a few tweaks to the exterior, incorporating architectural features drawn from the surrounding village. “We used the town like a little salad bar,” Egan says, describing how he and Linder, along with the client, handpicked local architectural details to enhance the building’s sense of place. At about the same time, landscape architect Dan Solien and his team went to work on the property, adding a pool, outdoor fireplace, paths, and planting beds that create what the client describes as a “private, magical space.” Concentrating on color, the designers and client pored through piles of fabric samples and chose turquoise as a dominant color, with blue and lime green in supporting roles. Those three hues shade-shift their way through the house, reappearing in a striped rug here and a throw pillow there, with a continuity that never gets redundant. “Even if it’s a similar color, if you change the material or change the color it’s paired with, it will change the look of the color itself,” Egan explains. Bold blues pop out of the woodwork, but the vibrant colors mostly play out in patterns—zig-zags on drapes, streaks on wallpaper, plaids on pillows. Perhaps it is a bit of a riot—but it’s not a mob. The key

PROJECT TEAM Architecture and interior design: Josh E. Linder and Thomas Henry Egan III, Evolve Residential Landscape design: Dan Solien, Horiuchi Solien

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The kitchen joins in on the colorful fun with wallpaper (protected by glass) behind the range and inside the glass-front cabinets. The white wall faces the property line, so the high windows let in the light while allowing for privacy.

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A chandelier strung with tiny bits of turquoise is framed by the angled ceiling in the master bedroom. FACING PAGE, LEFT: An all-wood wing chair softens the master bedroom’s vibrant colors. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: The master bedroom’s vintage and antique furniture is refreshed with plucky hues drawn from the wallpaper in the hallway

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to maintaining harmony, says Linder, is to differentiate between patterns, using a variety of textures, fabric weights, and scale, and then reintroduce the patterns around the room for continuity. The inclusion of a few well-chosen antiques from the client’s family’s collection doesn’t hurt either. These sedate pieces in wood and leather ground the palette and give the eye—and visitors—a place to rest. The main floor’s living, dining, and kitchen areas are unified overhead with a coffered ceiling fitted with pale blueish-green grasscloth. In the living area, a sofa spills multicolored stripes toward the floor, where a rug of much broader and more subdued stripes carries the color to the rest of the room. The adjacent kitchen joins the party with chevron-patterned wallpaper that echoes the living room colors. White cabinetry topped with white Thassos marble provides just enough calm to rein in the rainbow. The nearby dining area is dominated by a custom table for ten consisting of an ocean-blue concrete slab atop two rope-wrapped bases designed by Christian Astuguevieille. Transparent chairs on the living-room side of the table allow a view of the artisan’s work.

“You guys did too good a job,” says the homeowner about the appealing cottage. “Nobody wants to come to the main house anymore.” The roped bases are among the nautical references that surface throughout. Linder and Egan don’t try to avoid these familiar clichés, but to express them in unexpected ways. Above the table, for example, three large pendant lights catch the eye with their size, but on closer inspection, the small spheres they contain become recognizable as glass floats for fishing nets. The rope motif of the table’s base is repeated in the handles of the wet-bar cabinets and as a railing on the stair. These moves not only reference tradition, but also help balance the palette, Linder explains. “The rope and jute and sisal make a good counterpoint July–August 2019 | New England Home  133

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The pool connects the main house and guesthouse in a unified landscape. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A space-age ball chair is a playful addition to the bunk room. Patterns in a guest room mix and match, from florals on the wall to stripes and plaid in upholstery and pillows. The master bath’s barnacle-like mirror frame and wave-patterned floor tiles reference the home’s coastal location. The bunk room’s nautical touches include rope sconces, anchor-print bedding, and a line-and-cleat detail.

Bold blues pop out of the woodwork, but the guesthouse’s vibrant colors mostly play out in patterns. Perhaps it is a bit of a riot—but it’s not a mob.

to all the color,” he says. “It brings the intensity level down just a notch.” Nautical nuances continue in the second-floor bunk room, where young visitors vie for a seat in a futuristic ball chair. The space-age style of the piece is surprising in this setting, but as Linder explains, “We just wanted something crazy, exuberant, and playful, something the kids will want to jump into.” The atmosphere in the master bedroom is pure cottage, with a spooled fourposter and wide v-groove paneling to subdue the blues, purples, and greens that spill in from the hallway wallpaper. In the third bedroom, a boldly patterned wallpaper from Stroheim cascades down the sloped ceiling to meet the bed’s tufted headboard in the same pattern. Not to be restrained, the draperies, an upholstered bench, and a gaggle of pillows toss in a few more patterns. But that, Linder says, is the best part about designing guest bedrooms. “You can have fun, and give your guest an enchanting experience,” he says. It’s not just visitors who have fallen under the guesthouse’s spell. “It allows us to laugh and relax and enjoy each other and be together,” says the homeowner. Linder says the client hinted that they may have made the cottage just a shade too appealing. “She said, ‘You guys did too good a job,’ ” he relates. “Nobody wants to come to the main house anymore.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 188.

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Clementine bids welcome at the front door of a home inspired by those built by ship captains of early Chatham. Traditional notes start at the entry, where leaded glass sidelights and transoms frame a mahogany door. FACING PAGE: The oak paneling, designed by architect Tom Catalano, was painstakingly bleached, wire brushed, stained, and glazed.

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A designer’s fresh perspective makes a wonderful collection of antique furniture and art feel right at home in a Cape Cod house with an airy, beachy vibe. Text by Maria LaPiana  |  Photography by Nat Rea  |  Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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With its tufted sofa and English armchairs, the living room is a perfect setting for the owners’ antiques. A glass-top coffee table with a driftwood base counters the formality, says interior designer Brian del Toro. FACING PAGE, TOP: Plantings in front mirror the symmetry of the stately facade. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: A shell-framed mirror adds a touch of whimsy to the foyer.

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This Cape Cod home lives at the confluence of old and new. The architecture pays homage to the traditional ship captains’ houses of early Chatham, says architect Tom Catalano. But you won’t find a warren of small, dark rooms inside. This house is open, bright, and contemporary, stem to stern. The owners lived in Boston, had a house in Scottsdale, Arizona, and had summered on the Cape for years by the time they decided to build. They quite literally brought a lot of baggage with them, as they owned a lot of important antiques, furniture, and artwork. As lovers of all things traditional, they wanted their home to suit the coastal vernacular, and they wanted their treasures to look like they belonged. At the same time, they were ready for fresh surroundings, a new look. Interior designer Brian del Toro of New York City took the lead on design. It was a formidable challenge to repurpose and reuse as many antiques as possible. Luckily, he had the pedigree and experi-

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ence to pull it off, having worked with Parish-Hadley Associates after studying in Italy and England, and later, with Connie Beale and Bunny Williams. “I was very aware of traditional design, and I knew their furniture would dictate what the house would look like, but it couldn’t be stuffy,” he says. “There are ways to temper antiques—they had so much English and American brown furniture—that make them softer. There are things you can add to round out existing furnishings, like a glass-topped driftwood table, for example, that make a room feel less imposing.” But before del Toro had his way with the interiors, there was the envelope to consider, and Catalano, who has offices in Boston and Hyannis, guided the project from the first. “We were charged with designing a context-based home in Chatham, one that would fit in, not stand out,” he says. “It had to be a year-round residence as well as a seasonal gathering place for three generations of our client’s family.” With an expansive view of Monomoy Island

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Upholstered host chairs join the heirloom dining table and Chippendale side chairs. FACING PAGE, TOP: The graphic hooked rug, designed by del Toro, hints at modernity in the traditional dining room. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Decorative artist Chuck Fischer painted the mural, incorporating area landmarks.

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and Nantucket Sound, the site was ideal. Catalano maximized the outdoor space by siting a pool and pool house on the east side of the house, and took advantage of a south-facing slope by building out a lower level that gets flooded with sunlight. “We respected old and new as we worked on the design,” says Catalano. “The house is clad in cedar shingles and white-painted trim. The front entrance is a traditional composition, using leaded-glass sidelights and transoms and a mahogany door.” The millwork is exceptional, both indoors and out. Catalano gives high marks to the builders, Ted and Matt Spencer of Spencer & Company in Chat­

ham. “They are a fantastic father-and-son team who brought a passion to their work that we don’t see that often.” Says del Toro, “We all worked well together. The architect designed the beautiful framework, and with incredible precision and the assistance of local talent and craftsmen, the builder made it all happen.” The spirit of collaboration extended to the landLimestone floor inserts in the casual dining area lend a garden-room feel. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Pecky cypress in the recesses of the ceiling fosters the great room’s casual, beachy vibe. Traditional elements find a home in the bright, sunny kitchen. The peacock-blue butler’s pantry is always visible, so del Toro decided it should be delightful and surprising. July–August 2019 | New England Home  143

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Much of the artwork was inherited, including a collection of family portraits thoughtfully grouped together in the stair hall. scape. The wife, an avid gardener, worked closely with landscape architect Kris Horiuchi of Falmouth to design a four-season yard. “A carpet of bulbs emerges during the early spring, and of course, the garden is completely choreographed for color in the summer,” says Horiuchi. “Later in the year, fall foliage highlights the garden. And during the quiet winter months, the striking bark of the stewartia and plane trees are wonderful features, along with a pair of perfectly clipped hollies that welcome guests at the front door.” Inside, del Toro forged a pleasing mix of casual and formal. The sunny combination of family room, kitchen, and breakfast area has the most laid-back vibe, he says. “It’s the least formal space and the greatest departure from what the client had lived with in the past. The room looks out onto the pool area, so I saw it as a kind of transitional space.” The homeowners initially wanted the family room to have a garden‑room feel, which to them suggested a floral chintz. “But I lobbied for them to use pattern elsewhere, so this could be a calmer, quieter space,” the designer says. “A subtle gray palette allows you to focus more on the outside.” Handmade bamboo shades screen the natural light without blocking it and contribute to the clients’ coveted garden-room feel, as does the floor, a del Toro design with a wood lattice pattern inset with twofoot-square gray French limestone tiles. (Wide-plank oak—fumed, brushed, rough-hewn, and stained a medium brown—covers the floors elsewhere in the house.) The coffered ceiling is fitted with driftwoodlike pecky cypress in the recesses. Designed around the homeowners’ heirloom table and Chippendale chairs, the dining room is traditional in every sense. In order to soften the space, del Toro designed upholstered host chairs and commissioned an intriguing mural. “I wanted a primitivestyle scene on the walls,” he says, “so I brought in TOP: The calm palette continues into the master bedroom.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A custom Chippendale-inspired wood fence and fieldstone wall define the edges of the terrace—and keep the rabbits out. The hardscape and fencing are as important to the landscape design as the plant materials, says landscape architect Kris Horiuchi. What looks like a well-appointed pool house is actually a gardening shed.

Chuck Fischer, a very talented decorative painter, who worked with the client to incorporate meaningful landmarks of Chatham.” In keeping with the tradition of New England craftsmanship, the designer picked up the colors in the mural and had an artisan hook the large, colorful, patterned rug that grounds the room and, like the twin light fixtures over the table, adds a contemporary touch.

Much of the artwork was inherited, including a collection of family portraits thoughtfully grouped together in the stair hall. Placement was a key element of the interior design throughout the home. A case in point: a new shell mirror hangs over a ­vintage mahogany chest in the entryway. The ­juxtaposition works. “Everything is about appropriateness to its location,” says del Toro. “I had to make sure that where we placed every piece made it feel fresh.” In del Toro’s hands, the owners’ lovely old pieces feel timeless, even current, while offering—as they’ve done for generations—a comforting sense of continuity and permanence.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 188.

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1. Moon pendant | Modern Relik, Waltham, Mass., modernrelik.com 2. Constellation Blackout Tile by Artistic Tile  | DiscoverTile, various locations throughout New England, discovertile.com 3. All Star Knoll Luxe fabric, as seen on the Saarinen Executive Arm Chair  | Knoll Boston Showroom, knoll.com 4. Solstice chest by Laura Kirar for Baker Interiors  | Baker, Boston Design Center, bakerfurniture.com, and Cabot House, various locations throughout New England, cabothouse.com 5. Constellation vessel by Made by Branch   | Artefact Home, Boston, artefacthome.com


6. Matala hand-knotted wool-and-silk rug in Moon Dust from the Mirage Collection | Patterson Flynn Martin, Boston Design Center, pattersonflynnmartin.com


7. Etoile dining table by Paul Mathieu for Holly Hunt   | Holly Hunt, Boston Design Center, hollyhunt.com

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Michele Chagnon-Holbrook, founder of Casabella Interiors, loves to pamper visitors by offering a resort-like experience in her guest bathroom. “The guest bathroom is always one of my favorite rooms to design,” she says. “I think of each one as a little jewel box.” For this guest bath, Chagnon-Holbrook has repurposed a chest into a unique sink. She also brings in a metallic bar cart to store towels and toiletries. A chandelier gives the space some glam. | Michele Chagnon-Holbrook, Casabella Interiors, East Sandwich, Mass., casabellainteriors.com


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| 1. MIR Mosaic Alaskan Pearl tile, Seven Tide, Boston, seventide.com | 2. Vida Medium Orb by Fredrick Ramond for Hinkley Lighting, Waterspot, Boston Design Center, Natick, Mass., and Providence, Woonsocket, and Westerly, R.I., ardente.com | 3. Zanzibar Trellis wallpaper, Schumacher, Boston Design Center, fschumacher.com | 4. Drinks Are On Me bar cart by Caracole, Casabella Interiors | 5. Santry freestanding cast-iron oval bathtub, Waterworks, Boston Design Center, waterworks.com | 6. Square Graphic Inlay sink by Linkasink, Snow and Jones, Norwell and South Yarmouth, Mass., snowandjones. com | 7. Pinna Paletta by Laura Kirar sink faucet in lacquered brass for Kallista, Snow and Jones  | 8. Mercury glass votive with preserved hydrangea in ice blue, Bougainvillea, bougainvilleahome.com  | 9. Jane chest by Gabby, Casabella Interiors | 10. Gordian Knot guest towels by Matouk, La Petite Maison, Hingham, Mass., lapetitemaison.us | 11. Epernay mirror by John-Richard, Casabella Interiors  | 12. Matteo robe in Sea by Matouk, La Petite Maison

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Alex Correia, co-owner of White Star Antiques in Providence, on the longstanding popularity of the midcentury modern style.


You used to be a touring musician. How did you get into the antiques business? My wife, Melanie, and I already had a background in antiques, and after I stopped touring, we crisscrossed the country in a vintage White Star camper for six months buying and selling antiques. When we got back to Providence, we talked with our friends Josh and Karen Peterson, who were both experienced antique sellers, and we all decided to open a shop that

would sell the type of things we would want in our own homes. We named the shop after our camper. We source from all over the country and from people directly in Denmark, Belgium, and elsewhere. We all look for what we find to be interesting and important, especially pieces that have a story.


You feature a lot of midcentury modern pieces. Why is this style so popular? And does


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demand show signs of slowing down? I think part of the reason it’s so popular right now is that it is easy on the eye, aesthetically. Also, people live more minimal lifestyles now, and midcentury modern pieces seem to fit, functionally. The style works with a lot of other styles and can be put in a variety of settings, say in a Victorian or Craftsman home, without overpowering the space. The popularity of midcentury modern— people use the term to describe a style, more than a period, really, and it includes Danish and Scandinavian modern— started growing in the 1990s. In the past five years it has exploded to the extent that you even have Target or Walmart reproducing things, which to me is kind of a sign that the demand may be crashing. These knockoffs dilute the look and the market. In fact, there are certain pieces that we don’t carry anymore because there are so many knockoffs. For example, you can buy a knockoff of a Harry Bertoia wire side chair for $30. A real Bertoia,


licensed by Knoll, will cost more like $800. It’s the same thing with knockoffs of the Eames shell chair. Being able to buy a cheap imitation on Amazon has destroyed the market for real versions.


What advice do you give customers about identifying a good buy? The most important advice is do not sacrifice quality for price. If you buy a quality piece, it will last, and it will retain—and often increase—its value, while a knockoff won’t. I also tell people that the things you regret most are not the things you buy, but the things you don’t buy. We’ve all experienced the heartbreak of falling in love with a piece, not buying it, then going back and finding it has been sold.


What’s a favorite, memorable find? One that made you say, “Gotta have that!” That question reminds me of when I asked an old-timer in the antiques business, “What’s your favorite thing?” He said, “The last thing I bought.” I agree with him. My favorite thing is always the last thing I bought, because the next time


I find something I’ll fall in love with that. We hand-select everything in our store, and we don’t choose anything we are not interested in ourselves. For example, although I know certain chairs are trendy, if I don’t like them, I won’t put them in the store. I confess there have been items that have blown me away, like a firstgeneration Eames chair (the holy grail!), which was only made for two years, and art by Picasso and Keith Haring.


Is the idea of what an antique is changing? That’s an interesting question. Although it is often said that younger people are not interested in antiques, I think it’s more correct to say that, to them, the term “antique” is now kind of dated. Like, an antique is something that’s 100 years old or more. Young people are interested in things they think of as collectibles. And pieces by famous architects and influential artists are collectible. Today it is more important to find out if there a story behind a piece that sets it apart; who designed it and why was it designed.    | White Star Antiques, Providence, whitestarantiques.com


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“We look for the soul of every piece, the spirit of the hand and of the maker,” says Sharon Mrozinski.

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Picturesque Vinalhaven has always been alluring. But now that Marston House has relocated to the island, there’s even more reason to board the ferry in Rockland and head out to sea. After thirty years in Wiscasset, the shop’s proprietors, Paul and Sharon Mrozinski, have created a new nest for their stunning wares in Bridge House, a historic old building they’ve rehabbed from top to bottom. The shingled waterfront structure is the ideal backdrop for their trove of unique treasures, primarily from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and most of which the couple have gleaned on their travels (the Mrozinskis spend half the year in southern France). Against the simple white interior, culinary items like timeworn butter paddles and stacks of ironstone look happily at home. Furniture, French pewter plates, assorted porcelain, Italian glass candlesticks, ephemera—the

ever-evolving inventory is as intriguing as the 70-something-year-old couple themselves. “We look for the soul of every piece, the spirit of the hand and of the maker,” explains Sharon. Wooden shelves and antique cupboards overflow with clothing (new and vintage) and vintage textiles, including a stash of gorgeous antique French and Italian linen sheets. The rough hand-loomed fabric is so durable, says Paul, it will live on for years as slipcovers or upholstery. New things like market baskets, pottery, and butter-colored leather goods find their way in as well, but only if the Mrozinskis have, as Paul says, connected with them. In this stylishly curated shop, even the smallest items—glass vials of dried plants, for example, or quirky antique corkscrews—are rare and wonderful.  | 18 Main Street, Vinalhaven, Maine, 207-863-9033, marstonhouse.com Photos courtesy of Marston House

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The Man in the Glass House By Mark Lamster Like so many people with a streak of genius, Philip Johnson was a living paradox. Personally and professionally, he was often generous with his time, money, and influence, but he could also be calculating, callous, and cruel. He was an anti-Semite in the 1930s who later promoted Jewish architects and built a synagogue pro bono. His work could be groundbreaking (his 1949 Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut), sublime (the 1958 Seagram Building in New York City, designed in collaboration with Mies van der Rohe), or frankly opportunistic (the Crystal Cathedral he built for the televangelist Robert H. Schuller). He was a prolific designer with a surprisingly uneven oeuvre. As architecture professor and critic Mark Lamster says in his engaging and compassionate new biography of Johnson, The Man in the Glass House, “There is hardly a city in America that is not graced— or fouled—by a building with Johnson’s name on it.” While his many buildings are his most visible legacy, Lamster writes, Johnson’s most enduring gift may be his influence on American culture. At the start of his career, in the 1920s, modernism was an esoteric movement. By the time of his death in 2005— thanks in large part to his championing of the style—modernism had become the defining language of American design. | $35, Little, Brown and Company, littlebrown.com


Summer Houses by the Sea: The Shingle Style By Bret Morgan We New Englanders are blessed with an abundance of Shingle-style houses, as this beautiful new book from Rizzoli proves. Of the twenty-two gorgeous buildings featured in its 272 colorful pages, sixteen are New England properties. The book—a celebration of both the romance of life by the sea and of the iconic style that originated on America’s East Coast—covers more than a century of design. The story begins with McKim, Mead & White’s 1880 Newport Casino (home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame) and winds up with a 2006 Seal Harbor, Maine, home by architect Peter Forbes (featured in the November–December 2010 issue of New England Home), a light-filled dwelling that beautifully blends the contemporary and traditional. In between are notable homes such as William Ralph Emerson’s 1896 home for General Charles G. Loring in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts; Robert A. M. Stern’s first house on Martha’s Vineyard, commissioned in 1979; and Shope Reno Wharton’s 2004 Jamestown, Rhode Island, house Black Watch. In both his photos and his text, Bret Morgan gives each building the star treatment it deserves. | $65, Rizzoli, rizzoliusa.com

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2 1) The Shelburne Museum celebrates William Wegman’s long career. 2) Dwelling in Stone features sculptor Miles Chapin’s work in Vermont’s picturesque Hayward Gardens. 3) The Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show returns for a 62nd year.

July William Wegman: Outside In Through October 20 Delve into more than four decades of William Wegman’s ongoing fascination with the natural world. The exhibit includes pieces from the artist’s collection and showcases more than 60 works of art including Polaroids of Wegman’s beloved Weimaraner dogs. Free with museum admission. I Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., 802-985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Beacon Hill Treasures Walking Tour July 4 Explore one of the country’s best-preserved neighborhoods and find out more about the Massachusetts State House, Louisburg Square, Acorn Street, the oldest black church in America, and the memorial to the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment. I Tickets are $17. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Otis House, Boston, 617-994-5920, historicnewengland.org Walk with Washington July 6 Walk in the footsteps of our first president and see the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, locations he visited in 1789. I Tickets are $12. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-3205, historicnewengland.org Brimfield Flea Market July 9–14 Considered one of the best and biggest antique and flea markets in the country, this show features more than 6,000 dealers selling everything from vintage bric-a-brac to fine antiques. Show hours and admission vary depending on field and venue location. I brimfieldshow.com Garden Conservancy Open Days, Seekonk, Mass. July 14 Join landscape designer Andrew Grossman for a walk through his award-winning garden to explore the ways color, massing, and repetition can be used to define and enhance your landscape during Digging Deeper: Color and Repetition in the Garden. I Tickets are $30 for Garden Conservancy members, $40 for nonmembers. 10 a.m. Seekonk, Mass., 888-842-2442, gardenconservancy.org

3 Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Secret Garden Tour July 14 Explore some of the most beautiful gardens in P’town. I Tour tickets include museum admission. Tickets are $40. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Mass., 508-487-1750, paam.org Dwelling in Stone July 14–November 1 This unique collaboration showcases the work of sculptor Miles Chapin in picturesque Hayward Gardens, which was featured in Martha Stewart Living last year. I There will be an opening reception July 13, 4 p.m.–6 p.m. The exhibit is open by appointment beginning July 14. Hayward Gardens, Putney, Vt., 802-387-0534, mileschapin.com The Nantucket Art & Artisan Show July 19–21 Back for the 28th year, this show attracts more than 3,000 visitors and features more than 40 local and nationally recognized artisans who highlight both traditional and modern techniques in a variety of mediums. All proceeds benefit Small Friends on ­Nantucket.  I Three-day show passes are $15. ­Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Bartlett’s Farm, Nantucket, Mass., nantucketartandartisanshow.org Rock River Artists 25th Annual Open Studio Tour July 20–21 Get up close and personal with 14 of southern Vermont’s most renowned artists. I 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Old Schoolhouse, South Newfane Village, Vt., rockriverartists.com

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Calendar Maine Crafts Show July 27 Shop for Maine-made crafts at this third annual juried show, held in a historic barn and garden. I 11 a.m.–5 p.m. NickelsSortwell House, Wiscasset, Maine, 207-882-7169, historicnewengland.org Summer with the Quincys July 27 Take a walking tour of the Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Quincy House. The tour reconstructs the historic landscape of the period when four generations of Quincys occupied hundreds of acres. I 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Quincy House, Quincy, Mass., 617-994-5930, historicnewengland.org The Newport Show July 27–28 Celebrating 13 years, this show features more than 40 of the country’s top fine-art and antique dealers, offering an array of modern and contemporary art, home furnishings, and fashion. The show opens with a gala preview party on July 26. I Tickets are $15 for one day or $20 for a weekend pass. Gala tickets are $100–$500. Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. St. George’s School Ice Rink, Middletown, R.I., 401-846-2669, thenewportshow.com The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson: Why it Matters Today July 30 Thomas Jefferson is the only American with two buildings on the World Heritage List. This lecture explores the magic of Jefferson’s architecture and his skill in organizing a building in a rational, humane, and beautiful way. I Tickets are $50 and include dinner. 6 p.m. Coolidge Point, Manchester, Mass., 978-526-7452, jeffersonmemorialcenter.org

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August Nantucket by Design August 1–3 Discover Nantucket’s unique influence on American design with lectures, an antique-show preview, panel discussions, and intimate and grand gatherings. The event ends with the Night at the Museum gala at the Whaling Museum on August 3. I Ticket prices vary. Various locations around Nantucket, Mass., 508-228-1894, nha.org 38th Annual Maine Antiques Festival August 2–4 Join dealers from 20 states for the largest antiques show in Maine. The show specializes in antiques and vintage collectibles from the early-18th through mid-20th



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Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea August 11 Help raise funds for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod during this outdoor concert featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra lead by conductor Keith Lockhart. I 1 p.m.–7 p.m. Tickets are $25– $200. Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis, Mass., 508-362-0066, artsfoundation.org

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Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show August 8–10 For the venerable show’s 62nd year, 67 exhibitors from across the country will display antique jewelry, folk art, furniture, fine and decorative arts, and more.  I Tickets are $15 on Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester, N.H., nhada.org

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2019 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn August 15–17 Gather under a tent on the grounds of the museum for America’s longest-running summer antiques show. The show features 27 dealers from across Maine, the U.S., and England. There will be an opening night party and dinner on August 14. I Tickets are $12–$15. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, Ellsworth, Maine, 207-6678671, woodlawnmuseum.com Garden Conservancy Open Days, Washington County, R.I. August 24 Tour the garden of landscape designer Louis Raymond, which features unique “hortitecture” rising from beds crowded with perennials, annuals, and tender woodies. I Tickets are $10. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Hopkinton, R.I., 888-842-2442, gardenconservancy.org  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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The prolific and indefatigable Mally Skok recently debuted a new collection for Dowel Furniture. The Well-Traveled Home Mally Skok collection—four chairs, two stools, two tables, and one ottoman—has Skok’s unique blend of simplicity and surprise. A clean-lined lounge chair wears a spunky zig-zag fabric, for instance, while a practical “anywhere” table has delightful scalloped edging and graceful serpentine feet. And naturally, any pieces that call for upholstery use the Lincoln, Massachusetts-based designer’s own distinctive fabrics.  | dowelfurniturecompany.com, mallyskokdesign.com




A High Honor

Congratulations are in order for several of New England’s residential architects who have been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows for 2019. The AIA reserves that honor for those who go above and beyond exceptional work by making contributions to both the profession and to society. Joining that esteemed group this year are John DaSilva of Polhemus Savery DaSilva, Richard Renner of Richard Renner | Architects, and William T. Ruhl of Ruhl Studio Architects. I Harwich, Mass., psdab.com; Sherborn, Mass., rrennerarchitects.com; Watertown, Mass., ruhlstudio.com

Winning Ways

We are never surprised at the number of our design professional friends we can count among the winners of the annual CotY Awards from the Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. For 2019, several companies earned multiple Gold awards, including Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center, Adams + Beasley Associates, and RemodelWerks. Teaming up for a Gold in Residential Interior were designer Lisa Tharpe and Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders.  I To see photos of the festiviA CotY Award winner from ties, turn to Design Life, page Adams + Beasley with architecture by 179. For the complete list Pauli & Uribe Architects and interior of winners, visit emnari.org/ design by Kristine Irving, Koo de Kir assets/2019-CONTRACTORArchitectural Interiors OF-THE-YEAR-AWARDWINNERS.pdf

HARBORING THE BEST Nantucket’s town dock is going to have a new look come 2020, thanks to plans to replace the 1960s Harbor Master building with a new facility designed by Stephen Kelleher Architects. The town of Nantucket selected the Fairhaven, Massachusetts, firm based on its design of a 3,400-square-foot, two-story structure that meets all the requirements that come with existing in a historic district as well as a FEMA velocity zone. The new building is slated to be open for business early next year. | Fairhaven, Mass., stephenkelleherarchitects.com

It’s all about the full sensory experience at the Experience Studio, the new showroom from Mark Haddad and his team at Interiology Design. As a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer, Haddad knows the value of letting clients view products in a lifelike setting. The new space holds a lineup of model rooms, including several kitchens, a laundry room, and a walk-in closet, allowing visitors to try out appliances and get inspiration for designing spaces that are both functional and beautiful. Among the product lines on display are cabinetry from Composit and Penn­ ville Custom Cabinetry, Matouk Linens, Farrow & Ball paint and wallcoverings, and furniture from Made Goods. | Watertown, Mass., interiology.com


Happy Tenth

It was the place to be on the evening of May 2, when Studio 534 threw a bash to mark a decade of purveying high-profile lines of fabrics, wallcoverings, furniture, and lighting to the trade. The crowd filled— and spilled out from—Josh Steinwand’s newly expanded fifth-floor showroom in the Boston Design Center as design luminaries and design lovers from across New England gathered to enjoy a lush spread of drinks and delectables and to dance to live music. I Boston Design Center, s5boston.com

The Interiology Design team: John Wilson, Andrea Carter, Susan Cracraft, Mark Haddad (president), Jaye Gordon, and Louie Kerbici.

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New England Home was thrilled to partner with Splash to launch our May–June issue. The evening was filled with networking, light bites, and wine as guests wandered through the Newton, Massachusetts, showroom and admired Splash’s unique bath and plumbing fixtures. Two lucky attendees won faucets in a raffle.

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Antique | 7. Clarissa Vale and Adriana Caetano of The Granite Place with Julie Carpia of Crown Point Cabinetry and Larissa Soares of The Granite Place | 8. Julie Bergeron and Megan Moreland of Onyx Corporation with Kim Sansoucy of New England Home | 9. Bob Davis of Crown Point Cabinetry, Alex Zook of Payne | Bouchier, and Nicholas Mark of DC Home Systems | 10. Joanne and Nicole DiFrancesco of JDCommunications | 11. Laurie Bannon of Bannon Custom Builders, Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios, Jarrod Bannon of Bannon Custom Builders, and Joe Bertola of Bertola Custom Homes | 12. Gianna Cornacchini, Will Gardner, and Erin Norrison of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design Photography by Tara Carvalho

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Craftsmen’s Fair 86th Annual

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Design Life Luxury Home Design Summit

In May, New England Home and Esteem Media came together to present the first Luxury Home Design Summit—a three-day conference and networking event for leaders in the luxury home design industry. The summit took place at Cape Cod’s beautiful Chatham Bars Inn and quickly sold out. Keynote speakers included Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, Steve Miller, Timothy Corrigan, and more. In between the panels, learning labs, and keynotes, guests enjoyed networking lunches and cocktail hours.












| 1. The Chatham Bars Inn was a convivial meeting place | 2. The jam-packed Monomoy Room decorated by Universal Furniture and Crypton | 3. New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner with Michael J. Lee of Michael J. Lee Photography | 4. Matthew Cole of Cape Associates welcomes attendees  | 5. Keynote speaker Alexa Hampton with New England Home publisher Kathy Bush-Dutton | 6. Bob Ernst from FBN Construction | 7. Michaela Palmer and Patti Watson of Taste | 8. Incoming New England Home editor-in-chief Clinton Smith with writer, designer, and speaker Suzanne Kasler and Esteem Media’s Adam Japko  | 9. Kristen Rivoli of Kristen Rivoli Interior Design with

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Greg Premru of Greg Premru Photography | 10. Author, designer, and guest speaker Sophie Donelson engaging with the audience on the beautiful stage designed by Currey & Company | 11. Dawn Carroll and Carlotta Cubi Mandra from Cumar | 12. Robin Shor from Splash, Joanne DiFrancesco from JDCommunications, Julie Brown from JB|BD, and Donna Zinckmoore from Splash | 13. The team from Kevin Cradock Builders: Tom Sowles, Leif von der Heyde, and Kevin Cradock, with Kathy-Bush Dutton | 14. The Luxury Design Summit emcee and New England Home’s own Stacy Kunstel with Rachel Reider of Rachel Reider Interiors Photography by Tara Carvalho

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Design Life RISD Museum Associates

The RISD Museum Associates celebrated their 63rd Annual Gala Luncheon, Portrait of a Friendship, at the RISD Museum. Jeffie Pike Durham told stories of the everlasting friendship between her mother, artist Marion Pike, and Coco Chanel. The event featured Chanel clothing and paintings by Marion Pike. 2


| 1. Donna Paolino, Jeffie 4 Pike Durham, Jacqueline Brosco, and Dee Dee Witman | 2. Kimberly McDermott and Diane Ballou | 3. Cheryl Andreozzi and Heather Savoie  | 4. RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery arrayed for the event | 5. Sandra Oster with daughter Allison Oster Dessel

IFDA Paint-A-Thon


The annual IFDA New England Paint-A-Thon took place at the Phoenix House in Dorchester. In partnership with Rebuilding Together Boston, John Speridakos of Cosmos Painting used donated paint from Sherwin-Williams to transform hallways, offices, and the kitchen.



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| 1. Larissa Cook and Marie Chaput putting in some work | 2. The gang smiles midway through their progress | 3. Jacqui Becker shows us how it’s done | 4. John Speridakos, Billy Krische, Mario Ortega, and Luis Merida | 5. The team gets down to business

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Design Life Andrew Sidford Architects 25th anniversary party

Andrew Sidford Architects toasted twenty-five years at a festive party at the fantastical Favreaulous Factory in Boston’s Seaport district. Guests enjoyed the spectacular venue, cocktails, happy conversation, and each other’s company. 3



| 1. The Andrew Sidford Architects 4 team: Kate Gezzer, Liz McCauley, Andrew Sidford, Cynthia Schartman, and Brendan Roche | 2. Michael and Susan Labrie enjoying the evening | 3. Charlotte Boyd and Andrew Sidford with Holly and Dan Boyd | 4. Beezee Honan, Vani Sayeed, Steven Favreau, Sylvia Ernst, Dennis Wyrzykowski, and Bob Ernst  | 5. Hanan Masse, Andrew Sidford, and Ket Castillo

Boston Design Week 1

The sixth annual Boston Design Week was one for the books, with 84 events—many of which sold out— in sixteen cities and towns around Greater Boston. From special panel discussions to meet-and-greets to networking happy hours, it was a week and a half to remember for Boston’s design community. 3



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| 1. Artefact Home | Garden hosted Boston Design Week’s South End kickoff | 2. Colleen Barry moderated a discussion with panelists John Day, Tom Verellen, and Greg Lombardi  | 3. Guests at Splash’s “Passport to Luxury” enjoyed an interactive globetrotting experience  | 4. Splash attendees explored exhibits by Kohler, Victoria+Albert, Riobel, Gessi, Dornbracht, Duravit, Crosswater, and Franke | 5. S+H Construction hosted a discussion at the Scavolini Showroom | 6. Panel moderator Alisha Serras with Sarah Lawson, Kyle Sheffield, David Lupberger, and Lisa Catapano Andrew Sidford photos by Melissa Ostrow; Boston Design Week photos by JDCommunications

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Design Life Bulfinch Awards

The winners of the ICAA New England chapter’s Bulfinch Awards were recognized at a reception and gala dinner at the Harvard Club of Boston. These awards recognize practitioners who are committed to promoting excellence in the classical tradition and allied arts within New England. 2


| 1. The winners of the 2019 Bulfinch Awards | 2. ICAA New England officers Nancy Berry, David Andreozzi, Sally Wilson, and Jason Harris | 3. Bulfinch winner Dell Mitchell accepts her award from David Andreozzi | 4. Rob Russo with Dr. Michael Farmer and Nina Farmer | 5. Alex Zook, Christopher and Molly DeOrsay, and Pamela Smith




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EM NARI CotY Awards

In May, the Contractor of the Year Awards recognized the area’s finest remodeling professionals. EM NARI members and friends gathered to toast the new honorees. Congratulations are in order for Paul Morse of Morse Constructions, who won the 2019 EM NARI Member of the Year Award. 2





| 1. The team from Adams + Beasley Associates | 2. The team from Divine Stoneworks and Kitchen-Visions | 3. Robin Shor of Splash Spritzo and Lisa Fabiano from Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center  | 4. Hero Award-winner Marc Menezes of MA Design & Construction | 5. Joe Tanguay of Clarke takes the floor


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Gold Award: Remodelwerks, LLC Residential Kitchen $100,001-150,000 Silver Award: Cutting Edge Homes, Inc. Gold Award: New England Design & Construction Silver Award: TeamResidential of Encore Kitchen Construction and GMT Home Designs Over $150,000 Gold Award: Mitchell Construction Group

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Residential Exterior Gold Award: Adams + Beasley Associates Gold Award: Blackdog Design/Build/Remodel Silver Award: Cutting Edge Homes, Inc.


Residential Specialty Exterior Entire House – Condominium Gold Award: Woodmeister Master Builders Gold Award: Harvey Remodeling Silver Award:Silver Thorson Restoration & Construction Award: KitchenVisions Entire House Under $500,000 Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration GoldAward: Award: Archambault Construction, Inc. Gold Masters Touch Design Build Silver Award: Team of Landmark Associates, Inc. and KitchenVisions, LLC Commercial Project

Gold Award: LLC Entire House RemodelWerks, $500,000 and Over Gold Award: Feinmann, Inc. | Silver Award: Cutting Edge Homes, Inc. PAUL MORSE, MORSE CONSTRUCTION INC., EM NARI MEMBER OF THE YEAR

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Martha’s Vineyard Modern

This Martha’s Vineyard home is modern in every sense: minimalist and light-filled with large, unadorned windows, all angles, clean lines, and wide planes—from the oversized pavers that run up to the front door to the long countertops and deep drawers in the spacious kitchen. Custom-designed and built two years ago, the cantilevered structure’s roots in the Bauhaus movement are unmistakable. It’s also immensely livable. The eco-friendly home, which is being sold fully furnished, features 4,500 square feet of living space and a 1,300-square-foot rooftop deck. It’s family- and party-friendly. The house seems to stretch

out leisurely over its 1.7 acres on a quiet dead-end street; 50 percent of the lot is nonbuildable conservation land, ensuring that no one will ever block the water views. The artfully designed landscape includes a screenedROOMS: 10 in row of mature blueberry 4 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS bushes. The floor plan is the fun 3 HALF BATHS part, with easy-flowing traf4,500 SQ. FT. fic patterns, says listing agent $5,750,000 Frank ­Marwica. “On entering the main level, you have three choices,” he says. “Head left toward the bedrooms, or up a few stairs to the main living area, or down to the media room. All are generous spaces, and many have water views.” Altogether there are four bedrooms, including two master suites and one bedroom outfitted with two bunk beds. A studio attached to the two-car garage is currently used as a game room. A fun fact: the house is modular. It was | Continued on page 187

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent, Greenwich style estate set on 3 lush acres with grand arrival court, entertainment-sized rooms, 6 bedrooms, huge media room, wine cellar, and carriage house. $7,999,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Sophisticated, stylish and contemporary, this shingle-style estate is the definition of cutting-edge design. Sought-after Southside location boasts rural beauty and convenience. $4,695,000

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LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite country estate in Meriam Hill offering 13 rooms, 8 bedrooms, chef's kitchen, built-ins, 3rd floor loft, wine grotto, deep front porch, and bluestone patios. $4,295,000

MANCHESTER-BY-THE SEA, MASSACHUSETTS Direct waterfront estate with stunning views, 360° turret, granite chef’s kitchen, cathedral great room, 4 en suite bedrooms, expansive deck, tidal dock, and 2 bedroom guest house. $3,975,000

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WAYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS Custom 5,400+ sq. ft. set on 1.35 acres with stellar craftsmanship, state-ofthe-art kitchen, 4 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, reclaimed hickory wood floors, sunroom, and patio. $2,389,000

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, MASSACHUSETTS Beautiful 7-bedroom home set on 5 secluded acres with cathedral great room, exposed beams, gourmet kitchen, 6 baths, outdoor kitchen, 3-car garage and au pair suite with separate entrance. $2,300,000

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WEST NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Sprawling W. Newton Hill home designed for grand entertaining offering formal room, spacious rooms, dream chef’s kitchen, grand master, spa like bath, 4 add’l en suite, and patio. $4,398,000

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Over 8,000 sq ft of living space for family living and grand entertaining. Situated on 26,000+ sq ft with an in-ground pool and courtyard. Ward school neighborhood & easy access to Boston and the Pike. $4,299,000

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LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning new farmhouse overlooking the 23-acre, Chiesa Farm with 6-7 bedrooms, 8½ baths, exquisite finish work, 3 fireplaces, huge windows, porches, patio and master BR balcony. $2,939,000

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated riverfront set on the Charles River with 15 rooms, built-ins, hardwoods, 5 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. New HVAC, roof, and kitchen. Waterfront deck overlooks dock. $2,450,000

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MATTAPOISETT, MASSACHUSETTS Spectacular Craftsman style home in The Bay Club of Mattapoisett with 12 rooms, 4 bedrooms, custom woodwork, chef’s kitchen, hot tub, fish pond, plus club amenities. $1,790,000

MARION, MASSACHUSETTS Secluded 2,600 sq. ft., waterfront set on 3.01 acres with recent updates. 4 BRs, 3 baths, water views & large deck and private dock. Community club house & sandy beach. $1,500,000

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Wareham Waterfront MARION, MASSACHUSETTS Contemporary

Marion Village Home

Rare offering on Water Street in Marion Village! This stately home is set back from the street offering privacy while also offering breathtaking Sippican Harbor views. The house has a sprawling first floor with bright rooms that graciously flow into one another. Gourmet kitchen, dining room, living room with cathedral ceiling, cozy library with a gas fireplace, sunroom and 3 secondary bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms complete the first floor. The second floor master suite has a custom closet, a custom master bathroom, plus stunning harbor views from the private balcony. The stunning grounds include a heated saltwater pool, barn, outdoor shower and bluestone patio. Just steps away from the waterfront, as well as Beverly Yacht Club, Sippican Tennis Club, Silvershell Beach and all Village amenities.

Exclusively listed at $ 2,850,000

Marion village home on a .48 acreset loton with 4 bedrooms, This Contemporary home, over 13 acres in 4.5 baths. East Wareham, offers waterviews of Shell PointTime Bay and Fully renovated andgorgeous expanded between 2005/2007. and surrounding marsh. Built 1989, its Cape 3,250 square feet with a attention was given to marry thein authentic Cod style include layout. first floor master additional 3-1/2’s baths, modern The core suite, of the3house is thebedrooms, custom chef kitchen. laundry formal dining room,suite, den with fireplace,with en First floor room, also includes the master a 2ndgas bedroom and large area, livinglibrary, room with gassun fireplace suite, dining office, porch,and andspectacular mudroom.views. The 2nd Modern kitchen includes granite countertops, Thermador ovens,with floor offers 2 more bedrooms with en suites and family room and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Also complete with large finished cathedral ceiling. Outside you will find a lovely bluestone patio, walk-out basement, wrap-around deck, patio, and 3 car garage outdoor shower, fish pond gazebo. Detached from the home is with unfinished roomsand above. Alarm system, generator, a garden shed andvacuum, a 2 car garage storage Just steps from central outdoorwith shower, and above. workshop. waterfront and all village amenities! Professional landscaping adds to this private, serene home.

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Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath home in quaint residential Cape Cod neighborhood, low taxes! High quality, energy efficient and low maintenance, this custom-built ranch is just over 2,000 sq. ft. on .46 acres, and only minutes from gorgeous bay beaches, the harbor and golf courses. A true getaway, the property boasts detailed millwork and fine finishes, bright and open living area and spacious back deck with ample space to entertain. Priced at $945,975

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Serene waterfront setting at this expanded renovated Cape perched directly on Crow’s Pond with striking views from every room. Beach access right out your door. Orleans Office 508.255.3001

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Sparkling Racing Beach shingled style contemporary cape New to market, this 4,400+ square foot residence is within with stunning views of Buzzards Bay and private association short walking distance of Crows Pond, Eastward Ho! beach. Spacious greatMA room with vaulted ceilings. $2,695,000Country Club, and the Chatham Yacht Club. $1,499,500 Cataumet, Sandwich, MA Falmouth MainScraggy Street Neck Officewaterfront with incomparable 508.540.9000 Office oceanfront home with expansive 508.945.1856 Iconic views. It Chatham This spectacular views sits at the edge of the sandy beach and the encompassing views sweep along the shore and out over Bassetts Island. Kinlin Grover North Falmouth 508.563.7173

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NEWPORT • Bonniecrest Condos • $1,785,000

Sophisticatedly refurbished single-level 3rd floor unit at Bonnicrest with views of endless sky and stunning Newport waterfront. Enjoy gated 12 acres of beautiful gardens, private beach, pool, hot tub, tennis courts, playground, and private dock for water taxiiing into town, and for keeping your dinghy, paddleboard or kayak. Turnkey features include elegant formal entry hall, living room with fireplace, dining room, spacious master bedroom with en suite bath, two guest bedrooms, a full guest bath, half bath, and laundry room. The gourmet kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and elegant custom-tiled surfaces. A perfect environment for entertaining friends and family, or for seeking serenity and wellness.

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designed and built in a factory, then assembled onsite by a builder under the direction of an architect; the seams are virtually undetectable. Duly Noted: The home was designed by Alexander Kolbe of evoDOMUS in Ohio, who used materials sensitive to the environment in a forward-thinking way, making for minimal maintenance and maximum energy efficiency. Its green features include vertical cedar siding and a “green” sedum roof. The windows are made of triple-glazed German Unilux vinyl reinforced with galvanized steel. Heating and cooling are provided by a Mitsubishi heat pump system and a passive house certified energy recovery ventilation system. Contact: Frank M. Marwica, Sandpiper Realty, Edgartown, Mass., 508-208-0506, sandpiperrealty. com, MLS# 34653

A Slice of History

A grand entrance is a noteworthy arrival, usually well-orchestrated. This historic and stately penthouse on Beacon Street in Boston has a very grand entrance, and yet it barely hints at the grandeur to come. After its total top-down renovaROOMS: 9 tion is complete, every amenity will be 4 BEDROOMS 4 FULL BATHS brand new and up to date. This is an 2 HALF BATHS important property featuring four floors 5,703 SQ. FT. of well-proportioned rooms with many $15,995,000 preserved architectural details. Not to be outdone by its extraordinary interiors, it has a singular location: it sits at the intersection of two of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods: Beacon Hill and Back Bay. And it offers a rare front-yard view of the beautiful Angel of the Waters fountain in the Boston Public Garden. It has curb appeal to spare. The 5,700-squarefoot home was built for Emily Taylor Parker, a Boston aristocrat, in 1852, and completely redesigned in 2017. This residence offers the best of both worlds, says listing agent Shelagh Brennan. “It invites work or relaxation, serious cooking or catered convenience, a quiet evening by the fire or a cocktail party on the roof deck.” The highlights: a luxurious master suite and three additional bedrooms, each with a bath, a family room/solarium, a personal gym, and a custom Christopher Peacock kitchen.

Duly Noted: Emily Taylor Parker was the daughter of Daniel Parker, a shipping magnate and philanthropist. Her home was designed with an array of architectural influences—from Greek Revival to Italianate and French styles—by Fox Standish architects. One of its most distinctive features is its curved bowfront facade. To this day, its expanse of windows offers a unique view of the Boston Public Garden. Contact: Shelagh Brennan, Cabot & Company, Boston, 617-840-6168, cabotandcompany.com, MLS# 72484792

Art Lover’s Haven

Most fifty-acre lots in northwest Connecticut’s Litchfield County fetch a nice price, but add a circa1840 main house (completely renovated to twenty-firstcentury standards), a 14,000-square-foot art gallery, two two-bedroom guesthouses, a pool with its own onebedroom guesthouse, plus a three-bedroom caretaker cottage, and well, you can see why an asking price of $20,000,000 seems to make sense. The 7,000-square-foot main house, which has five bedrooms and six baths, underwent a total renovation in 2009 and now includes such features as smart-house technology and surround sound. The main event, though, is an art gallery designed ROOMS: 16 by the Steven Learner Studio in New 5 BEDROOMS 6 FULL BATHS York. Because the remarkable space sits 1 HALF BATH alongside the main house, a quintessen7,000 SQ. FT. tial country colonial with modern notes, $20,000,000 it was designed to complement it. The gallery is strongly modern with natural textures that include soft woods and stone. Duly Noted: A gallery of this type is rare on any private property, but this one was designed for a world-class art collection, says listing agent Graham Klemm. With four distinct gallery spaces as well as two storage vaults, the building is equipped with hightech security and a flame-deterrent system to protect its contents from theft and/or damage. Prospective buyers have included families with art collections, as well as small- to medium-sized institutions looking for a curated gallery space or additional storage space, says Klemm. Contact: Graham, Peter, or Carolyn Klemm, Klemm Real Estate, Washington Depot, CT, 860-8687313, klemmrealestate.com, MLS# 170177705   July-August 2019 | New England Home  187

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Interior design: Jocelyn Chiappone, Digs Design Company, Newport, R.I., 401-848-9301, digsdesign. com Builder: Bob Ventura, Completely Custom, North Kingstown, R.I., 401-667-0059 Pages 54–56: Brando lounge chairs from Palecek, palecek.com; round Darby accent table from Arteriors, arteriorshome.com; Ample sofa from Wesley Hall, wesleyhall.com; coffee table and console table from Noir, noirfurniturela.com; Shane lamp on console from Arteriors; Studio A driftwoodframe mirror from Global Views, globalviews.com; window shades from Horizon Window Fashions, horizonshades.com; window seat fabric from Romo, romo.com; rug from Stark, starkcarpet.com; Arrowroot grasscloth wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; dining table from Made Goods, madegoods.com; side chairs from Redford House, redfordhouse.com; armchair from Palecek; Silver Leaf Wave artwork from Natural Curiosities, naturalcuriosities.com. Page 58: Balboa bed from Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com; night table from Redford House; bedding from Pine Cone Hill, annieselke.com; pillow fabric from Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com; Bijou lamp from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com; rocking chair and bench through Digs Design Company; window shade from Horizon Window Fashions; Alaskan Husky wall color from Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com; rug from Dash & Albert, annieselke.com. Page 59: Emerson desk from Brownstone Furniture, brownstonefurniture.com; chair from CB2, cb2.com; Fontaine lamp from Visual Comfort; artwork from Atelier Newport, ateliernewport.com; Rustique rug from Crescent, crescentcarpetimporters.com; Prism file cabinet from Lexington Home Brands, lexington.com; Enchanted Woods wallpaper on ceiling from Phillip Jeffries; Amsterdam wall color from Benjamin Moore; Mercer master bed from Brownstown Furniture; bedding from Matouk, matouk.com; pillow fabric from Raoul Textiles; raoultextiles.com; benches from Noir; lamp from Visual Comfort; Jane Churchill window shade fabric from Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com; carpet from Stark; Sumac Gray wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries; night table from Made Goods.


Landscape design: Sean Papich and Scott Garvin, Sean Papich Landscape Architecture, Hingham, Mass., 781-741-5455, seanpapich.com

Landscape contractor: Tim and Stephanie Reid,

Paragon Landscape Construction, North Marshfield and Hanover, Mass., 871-834-1000, paragonlandscape.com House and pavilion architecture: Pamela Campbell, Peter Smith, and Christopher DeOrsay, Campbell Smith Architects, Duxbury, Mass., campbellsmitharchitects.com Builder: Jack Robbie, JB Robbie Builders, Duxbury, Mass., 617-755-5800, jbrobbie.com Fence and gate construction: New England Woodworkers, Kingston, Mass., 781-936-8804, newenglandwoodworkers.com Pool installation: Aquaknot Pools, various Massachusetts locations, aquaknotpools.com Outdoor lighting: Atlantic View Landscape Lighting, Marshfield, Mass., 781-319-1905, atlanticviewll.com


Architecture: Catherine Truman, Catherine Truman Architects, Cambridge, Mass., 857-285-2500, truman-architects.com Builder: Jason Keeney, Twin Oaks Construction, Plymouth, N.H., 603-536-1051, twinoaksconstruction.com Landscape design/construction: Jane Hilliard, Hilliard Landscape, Campton, N.H., 603-455-6228 Lighting design: Nancy Goldstein, Light Positive Lighting Design, Marblehead, Mass., 781-631-2502, lightpositive.com


Architectural design: Adam Maltese, A. Maltese

Design, Damariscotta, Maine, 207-542-2646, amaltesedesign.com Interior architecture: Hilary Lippold, America Dural, Cambridge, Mass., 617-661-4100, americadural.com Interior design: Phillip Miller, America Dural Builder: Steve Malcolm, Knickerbocker Group, Boothbay and Portland, Maine, 207-633-3818, knickerbockergroup.com Interior millwork: Chapman Construction, Jefferson, Maine, 207-380-4444 Cabinetmaker and stairway millwork: Knickerbocker Group Landscape design and installation: Back Meadow Farm, Damariscotta, Maine, 207-563-5659, backmeadowfarm.com Lighting throughout home: Wolfers Lighting, Waltham, Mass., 781-890-5995, wolfers.com Page 108: Chairs in foyer from Tangibles Antiques, York, Maine, 207-363-7788; chest from Fauld, fauld. com; rug through America Dural. Page 109: Rug through America Dural; coffee table from Mohr & McPherson, store.mohr-mcpherson.

com; armchair from Palecek, palecek.com; pillow fabrics from Romo, romo.com; velvet and wood barrel chair from Juan Montoya Design, juanmontoyadesign.com. Page 110: Dining table from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; chairs from Thayer Coggin, thayercoggin.com; giclee prints by Anne Smith through Rowley Gallery, rowleygallery.com. Page 111: Dishware on shelves from Rock, Paper, Scissors, Wiscasset, Maine, 207-882-9930; marble-topped breakfast table from Antiques on Nine, Kennebunk, Maine, 207-967-0626. Page 114: Sofa and chairs from Palecek; stone coffee table from Arteriors, arteriorshome.com. Page 115: Bedding in treehouse room from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com, and Pine Cone Hill, annieselke.com; striped bedding in trundle bed room from Pine Cone Hill; bedding in master bedroom and orange guest room from Yves Delorme, yvesdelorme.com.


Architecture: Jason Herzog, Herzog Architecture,

Marshfield, Mass., 508-654-0977, herzogarchitecture.com Interior design: Gillian Dillon, Dillon & Company, Plymouth, Mass., 508-747-2242, dillonandcompany.com Builder: P.J. Schneider, S&C Construction, Plymouth, Mass., 508-958-3345, sandcconstruction.net Landscape design: A.J. Tomasi Nurseries, Pembroke, Mass., 781-826-7200, ajtomasi.com Furniture and accessories: Unless otherwise noted, from Dillon & Company Page 118: Pavilion Gray paint color throughout house from Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com; lamps on chest from Currey & Company, curreyandcompany.com. Page 120: Pendant lights from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com. Page 121: Chandelier from Currey & Company. Page 122: Painting by Carol Benson Cobb, bensoncobb.com.


Architecture and interior design: Josh Linder and

Thomas Henry Egan III, Evolve Residential, Boston, 617-424-0003, evolveresidential.com Interior millwork: South Shore Millwork, Norton, Mass., 774-225-6300, southshoremillwork.com Landscape design: Dan Solien, Horiuchi Solien, Falmouth, Mass., 508-540-5320 Wallpapering: William Leahy, Leahy Painting and Wallpapering, Quincy, Mass., 617-471-7116 Interior painting: Patrick Crowley, Crowley Painting,

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Architecture: Thomas Catalano, Catalano Architects,

Boston, 617-338-7447, catalanoarchitects.com Interior design: Brian del Toro, New York City, 212-757-8986, briandeltoro.com Landscape design: Kris Horiuchi, Horiuchi Solien, Falmouth, Mass., 508-540-5320 Builder: Mark and Ted Spencer, Spencer & Company, Chatham, Mass., 508-540-4222, spencerandcompany.com Drapery workroom: Makkas Drapery, Framingham, Mass., makkasdrapery.com Page 138: Sofa fabric from Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com; chair fabric from Ian Sanderson, iansanderson.co.uk; vintage coffee table from Horseman Antiques, horsemanantiques.net; pillow fabric from Donghia, donghia.com; rug from Lee Jofa through Kravet, kravet.com. Page 139: Seashell mirror from Made Goods, madegoods.com; sconces from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com; sisal rug from Brunschwig et Fils through Kravet. Pages 140–141: Dining host chairs from eBay, ebay.com, with Hodsoll McKenzie fabric through Zimmer + Rohde, zimmer-rohde.com; mural by Chuck Fischer, chuckfischerstudio.com; hanging lights from Lona Design, lonadesign.com; custom hooked rug from The Ruggery, theruggery.com. Pages 142–143: Sofa fabric from DeLany & Long, delanyandlong.com; chair fabric from C&C Milano, cec-milano.com; window shades from Hartmann & Forbes, hartmannforbes.com; rug from Patterson, Flynn and Martin, pattersonflynnmartin.com; table lamps from Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com; chandelier from Soane, soane.co.uk; kitchen counter stools from TK Collections, New York City, 212-213-2470; light fixture over island from Urban Archaeology, urbanarchaeology.com; breakfast table from Holland Macrae, hollandmacrae.com; breakfast chairs from McGuire Furniture, mcguirefurniture. com, with fabric from Innovations, innovationsusa. com; banquette fabric from Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com. Page 144: Hall runner from Patterson, Flynn and Martin. Page 145: Bed from Dessin Fournir, dessinfournir. com; headboard fabric from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; rug from Patterson, Flynn and Martin; bedding from the Linen Shop, thelinenshopct.com; dressing room seat from Caperton Collection, capertoncollection.com, with Stroheim fabric through Fabricut, fabricut.com; tile mirror border from Solar Antique Tiles, solarantiquetiles.com.

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Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC 18–19

Bannon Custom Builders 41

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Boston Art, Inc. 90–91

Mellowes & Paladino Architects 63

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C.H. Newton Builders, Inc. 20

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC 96–97

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Mid-Cape Home Centers 177

Catherine Truman Architects 34

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Newton Kitchens & Design 53

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Oak Hill Architects, Inc. 59

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Concept Building 82–83

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The Converse Company Realtors 184

Paragon Landscape Construction 175

Crown Point Cabinetry 29

Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 45

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Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 61

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Sudbury Design Group, Inc. 10–11

Fallon Custom Homes, Inc. 49

SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge 68

FBN Construction Co., LLC back cover

Systems Design & Integration, Inc. 155

Flavin Architects inside front cover

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Frank Webb Home 157

TMS Architects 6–7

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Triad Associates, Inc. 169

Groom Construction Co., Inc. 77

Tucker Architecture & Landscape 78

Hampden Design+Construction 60

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Harvest Homes 163

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Hutker Architects 16–17

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