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204 Design Dispatches Design industry news and a roundup of mustattend events.

208 The Scene

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216 Last Look

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Special Marketing Section 99 Great Landscapes & Outdoor Living 175 Inspired: Before & After

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Something New Vintage and contemporary home accessories happily coexist in Boston’s South End.

36 Material World A renovated old woolen mill in the Berkshires serves as home base for legendary textile designer Annie Selke.

44 Carefree Cottage A new island getaway conveys an easy, breezy attitude.

52 The Great Outdoors Time spent outside is one of the joys of New England’s warm season. These three projects offer unique routes to the same happy goal.

72 Things We Love Extend your contemporary interior into your backyard with these edgy furnishings and accessories.

78 Ground Breaker A new documentary explores landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand’s ongoing influence in gardens across New England and beyond.

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90 Branching Out Her subject: trees. Her materials: simple pencil and paper. The result: complex, nuanced drawings of the planet’s oldest living things.

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design director, John Dransfield, and shop owner Meg Kimball. LEFT: The 6,000-squarefoot space includes vignettes of living rooms, dining spaces, and bedrooms. Keep an eye out for vintage artwork and accessories.

finds for her clients. That shop might be long gone, but Kimball’s present-meets-past aesthetic is alive and well in a newly remodeled, 6,000-square-foot space just a stone’s throw away from her old treasure trove. “I once had a client walk into my shop and tell me they couldn’t tell what was new and

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and tabletop items, there’s Mod Espresso, a coffee counter with locally made pastries and snacks curated by Boston restaurant developer Michela Larson. The serving ware and tables and chairs used in the nook are all sold in the boutique. Across from Mod Espresso, a corner of the shop is dedicated to offering flowers and plants in a decidedly “non-fussy” way, as Kimball describes it. Think potted succulents and orchids, rosemary topiaries, and cut stems begging to be casually arranged in a creative vessel. Further into the boutique, there’s an Instagrammable display of coffee-table design books to leaf through. It’s easy

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is much larger than it appears on the outside, inviting shoppers to explore various nooks and crannies. Baristas prepare La Colombe coffee at Mod Espresso. Look closely at the relief behind the counter—it’s designed to mimic shelves of books. The tables are always set for seasonal soirees.

to get lost in the textures of the pillow corridor, where shoppers will find a line created exclusively for the shop by its design director, the famed designer John Dransfield. There are also candles featuring Modern Relik’s proprietary scents, baskets from Africa, leather trays from Spain, and a huge credenza with drawers full of napkin rings, linens, and other accessories. In the back, you’ll find Modern Relik’s interior design services. When you’re there, look up at the windows above the desks. They come from that aforementioned South End salvage shop. Modern Relik, Boston, modernrelik.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Selke maintains an extensive fabric archive, including antique sample books discovered at Brimfield; the product lab showcases Selke’s Dash & Albert rugs on the left and new collections of her Pine Cone Hill bedding on the right; bins hold a selection from the archive; Selke’s corner office on the third floor of an 1863 woolen mill.

The building—a refurbished wool mill in Pittsfield, Massachusetts—serves as both company headquarters and a constant source of inspiration for the renowned designer and purveyor of home textiles. It’s home to the Annie Selke Companies, which include Selke’s eponymous fabrics collection as well as Pine Cone Hill, her bedding company, and Dash & Albert rugs. A lifelong resident of the Berkshires, Selke purchased the four-building complex in 2006. “I was sold on the openness of the third floor of the main building,” she says. “The windows are large, and the

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SELKE HAS A SPECIAL AFFINITY FOR THE BUILDING, ONE OF THE LAST OF PITTSFIELD’S OLD WOOL MILLS.

ABOVE: Selke estimates she stores 300 years’ worth of textile history in two antique Swedish armoires that belonged to her mother. LEFT: Inspiration is everywhere, much of it pinned up on an outsize bulletin board in Selke’s office.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: This look at the back of the house shows how the designers used oversize windows and sliding doors to maximize waterfront views and fit the home to the sloping lot. The master bathroom boasts a freestanding tub with an unobstructed view to the outdoors. The master bedroom features a custom-designed headboard.

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ABOVE: Keith Wagner’s landscape plan includes segmented serpentine walls of local Panton stone. LEFT: “The pool house was designed to look like it emerges from the woods,” Wagner says. BELOW: The TV sits above the bar, hidden behind a Vermont maple syrup sign interior designer Cathy Chapman commissioned.

rounding it with a bluestone walkway and terrace. The homeowners move between the main house and the pool area along Wagner’s cleverly designed bluestone walk that winds between a segmented serpentine wall of local Panton stone. ARCHITECTURE: Rolf Kielman, TruexCullins

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: A vine-covered pergola leads into the tea house at Harkness Memorial State Park. Beginning in her youth, Farrand’s family summered in coastal Maine, leading to her friendship with the Rockefeller family and the design of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller garden in Seal Harbor with its legendary moon gate. The deep borders in the Rockefeller garden billow with blossoms throughout summer. Originally, the garden featured cut flower beds in the center, until the design was simplified with a central lawn.

Her filmmaker husband, Stephen Ives, agreed. But he couldn’t quite find a way into the project. With only archival stills of Farrand, who lived from 1872 to 1959, and no moving footage, the couple were at a roadblock when they attended Lynden B. Miller’s 2015 lecture “Beatrix Farrand as Mentor.” Miller—the designing dynamo responsible for restoring the derelict Conservatory Garden in Central Park as well as numerous other important projects throughout New York City and the East Coast—traced the influence and inspiration she gleaned from Farrand’s work. When Symmes and Ives left the lecture, the filmmaker turned to

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TOP TO BOTTOM: An aerial view of Harkness Memorial State Park shows the Farrand-designed gardens. Farrand thoughtfully spent time corresponding with the gardeners who cared for the estates she designed. In a letter to Mildred Barnes Bliss, owner of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., Farrand tucked a sprig of white heather from her own Maine garden.



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York, public schools to the possibilities in horticultural career paths. “The kids really get Farrand,� Symmes says. “When they learn about the barriers she was battling in a man’s world, they can relate.� In the segment, the students walk Miller through designs they created based on Farrand’s concepts of spatial relations and color harmonies. Their insights deeply impress the seasoned landscape designer, giving her hope that another generation of talent is sprouting. Great garden design continues to grow. Time and again, Miller has been called in to update and reinterpret, redefine plantings, and render Farrand’s gardens more relevant. Invariably, she dips into the past, bringing gardening’s

roots into the here and now. As a result, we can all relate. EDITOR’S NOTE: Check beatrixfarrands americanlandscapes.org for screenings of the documentary.

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BETTING ON HEDGES BY ROBIN KRAMER I absolutely love a good hedge, from a foot-high, front-of-theflower-bed border hedge to a four-foot-high hedge hiding the pool fence. I adore the majestic nature of a taller pleached stilt hedge. They are all friends of mine when it comes to designing a garden. Artistically, I appreciate the structure, texture, and order that hedges offer to a garden. Hedges are a wonderful way to play with layering in the landscape. My love for hedges is rooted in my New England childhood, where my father trimmed the

TOP: Not just for marking a property’s boundaries, hedges can be a playful design element. ABOVE: A stone wall, sculpted hedging, and freeform grasses make intriguing partners.

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privet hedge that lined the border of our property. The humble hedge has a myriad of possibilities, beginning with the species and ending with the style of shearing. Cultivating hedges is an exchange of nurturing nature, an exchange that benefits both human and plant. Today my aesthetic is heavily influenced by the nearly twelve years I lived in and traveled through Europe. But the vivid, quite powerful memories from my childhood neighborhood are what forever inspire the heart of my work. They are memories of connection I witnessed as grandparents, parents, and eventually children looked after their gardens. I draw upon the magic of those experiences that were shared in that New England town, especially in our little garden wrapped in hedges. Kramer is a landscape designer with offices in New York, Connecticut, and Nantucket, Massachusetts. This project is excerpted from the book Garden Design Master Class, by Carl Dellatore, to be published by Rizzoli in April, $80.

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lthough some people have used the term “photo realism” to describe Sandra Allen’s strikingly detailed, large-scale pencil drawings of trees, it’s not a label she favors. “No, it’s not my goal to do photo realism,” the Hingham, Massachusetts, artist explains. “I like to say that my works are more portraits of trees than copies. I am interpreting what I am seeing, like a painter, not just reproducing it.”

Indeed, Allen set out to become a painter after earning a BFA from Dartmouth and an MFA from Yale. “Back then I thought to be a ‘real’ artist you had to be painter,” she says. But after being disappointed with a series of paintings of trees she did in the late 1990s—“they were absolutely awful,” she remembers—she turned to pencil. “Suddenly, everything clicked. I loved the way working with pencil helped me capture details like tree bark, burls, scars, and other nuances. It was my ‘Aha’ moment. I was painting with graphite.” She has become widely known for her drawings, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, the deCordova Museum Protean (2013), 9'H x 5'W.

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in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and other museums, as well in private and corporate collections throughout New England and beyond. Why trees? “They are so grand, so old. They are the oldest living things on the planet, and they make us realize how small we are,” Allen says. “And there is such beauty in their imperfections. It’s fascinating to try to capture all of this in a drawing.” It helps that she lives near Hingham’s 251-acre World’s End, a Frederick Law Olmstead-designed park that is chockablock with stately trees. After spotting a tree that interests her, Allen will photograph it several times in different lighting conditions, often at sunrise and near sunset.

“Getting the right light is the key,” she explains. “Light helps me make the composition more interesting.” Then she will create a collage using scores of her photographs which she overlays with a grid that helps her decide on what she calls her “sculptural narrative” or composition. A tree portrait, from photography to composition to drawing, can easily take a month. Her largest portrait was thirty-seven feet high. “Each piece is different,” says Allen. “And with each drawing I am pushing myself to go to a new place.” Editor’s note: Sandra Allen is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston, carrolland sons.net, and Danese/Corey, New York City, danesecorey.com. To see more of her work, visit sandraallen.com

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stablished in 1996, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is an award-winning landscape architecture firm known for beautifully designed outdoor spaces that humanize and inspire. The last two decades have seen them create numerous award-winning landscapes, with their detail-rich design work honored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. With offices

located in Wellesley and Edgartown, Massachusetts, the firm has developed a reputation for excellence in greater New England and regularly partners with the highest caliber of architects and builders in the region. Clients deserve a custom design that is harmonious with their lifestyle and the architecture of their home. DGLA’s work reveals the opportunities and value of each property by drawing from classic solutions that

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➊ Known as the Charles River Estate, this circa1900 stucco country estate features a traditional pool garden in the rural outskirts of Boston. ➋ Traditional, natural materials and thoughtful details are designed to provide a relaxed, bucolic experience. ➌ The traditional crossbuck cedar fence was custom designed for enclosure in keeping with the sense of place. ➍ Grading, paving, planting, and fencing work together to create a welldefined space with a clear connection to place.

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ounded in 1980, our familyowned and -operated company has built a respected reputation for quality in design and landscape construction within the Greater Boston community. Throughout our years in the business, we have created strong relationships with many of the renowned landscape architects and custom home builders in the area. Onyx strives to bring your landscape visions to life, and it is our attention to the fine details that puts our crafts-

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➊ A sparkling pool and expansive bluestone terrace make up the rear landscape, a great entertainment space that overlooks the river below. ➋ The sandy colors in the fieldstone retaining walls provide beautiful contrast to the verdant green plantings. ➌ Nestled into the slope, this custom-built pool house serves as an anchor to the rear landscape. ➍ The wood-burning fireplace creates an inviting ambiance where guests can gather and enjoy the evening.

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➊ This garden is a dramatic transformation of a once-vacant lot in Beacon Hill. The private oasis now features a greenhouse, perennial beds, a beehive, and quiet space for a good book. ➋ Accented with native wildflowers, this tranquil meadow restores a native ecosystem between woodland and coastline. ➌ A constructed coastal dune, anchored by fieldstone walls and granite steps with a flush boardwalk, carries the beach vibe throughout the property. ➍ Native flora mediate forest, dune, and meadow, while more refined plantings connect the house to the greater landscape.

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udbury Design Group has long been recognized as one of the leading landscape architectural firms in the region, working with discerning residential and commercial clients in the Greater Boston area and throughout New England for over 60 years. We strive to produce spaces that balance form and function and create a harmony between homes and their surroundings, all while

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keeping the client’s lifestyle and budget in mind. Our experienced staff of award-winning landscape architects and designers will be available to you from the project’s initial consultation to its completion, ensuring that we always have a clear understanding of your project’s goals and budget requirements. Through careful planning, site analysis, concept development, design, and drawings,

we’ll transform your property into a stunning landscape that is designed exclusively for you. Whether it’s a small garden landscape, a patio or pool design, or a large-scale construction project, Sudbury Design Group will work with you every step of the way to ensure that the end product exceeds your expectations, is completed on time and on budget, and adds value to your home.

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Through careful planning, site analysis, concept development, design, and drawings, we’ll transform your property into a stunning landscape that is designed exclusively for you.

➊ A sunken terrace framed by a New England Fieldstone fireplace and mature planting creates a private oasis. ➋ A unique and private outdoor shower has flowing curves of fieldstone and granite that are nestled into this property’s landscape. ➌ Breathtaking views from this covered porch are accompanied by a dining terrace, firepit, and outdoor kitchen at this vacation retreat. ➍ The front entry to this contemporary home is accented with limestone and paver hardscaping and a simplified planting palette of green and white.

Sudbury Design Group 740 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776 749 Main Street – Unit F Osterville, MA 02655 978-443-3638 sudburydesign.com

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Triad Associates, Inc.

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riad Associates designs and builds all hardscape features, including pool decks, patios, walls, walkways, and driveways. Founded in 1986 and located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Triad has earned the distinction of being one of New England’s premiere design and installation firms. Triad serves Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of New York. The company works with homeowners, builders, and architects on both commercial and residential projects.

The Triad team includes designers, construction supervisors, salesmen, and some of the country’s most experienced hardscape artisans. Triad’s experience allows them to go well beyond the scope of normal hardscape installations. Creating a complete exterior environment can often require fire and water features as well as customized cooking areas. Triad’s work has been featured on This Old House with Bob Vila and in numerous design magazines. The team is proud that repeat customers

and referrals are the largest source of new projects. Whether your project is a simple patio or a more complex exterior design, Triad will give it full and professional attention. Triad takes a lot of pride in their simple yet vital philosophy, “just do it right,” and they apply that phrase to every job. Triad’s team invites you to bring them your ideas, magazine clippings, sketches, or a completed plan, and they will work with you to make your dreams a reality. You’ll love the high quality of your finished project.

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ZEN Associates, Inc.

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e understand that the unique role of the landscape architect is to design in detail the client’s program, which often includes landscape structures, ornamental plantings, finely crafted masonry, and the artistic details unique to each client. We work closely with clients and their architects and builders to explore options, share ideas, and develop

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creative design solutions for the interior and exterior spaces in which we live. Whether it be residential estates and gardens, rooftop terraces, botanical gardens, or coastal getaways, we never lose sight of our client’s program and goals. We design and build intelligently and collaboratively with a focus on detail, schedule, and process to create projects that are timeless

with uncompromising detail. ZEN Associates, Inc., is a Design + Build firm that has provided landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services for over 30 years. We have offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., with a staff of professionals passionate about what we do. Our projects extend throughout New England and along the East Coast.

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➊ Situated amid a coastal rock outcropping, this site was repurposed to meet the client’s contemporary program while incorporating the terrace walls from the estate’s original landscape, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. ➋ This serene, modern retreat forges a seamless connection to its riverfront setting. ZEN designed the interior and exterior spaces, maximizing the visual and physical relationship between the two. ➌ Behind this calming entry gate is a series of outdoor rooms for this family’s enjoyment. Included are a custom pool, outdoor kitchen and dining area, water wall, chef’s garden, fire feature, and lush plantings. ➍ This tranquil setting was designed to contrast the rustic, natural coastline of the North Shore. Without compromising the views, the design delivers a custom pool and spa, fire feature, and private spaces for dining and entertaining.

Many of our clients desire unique and contemporary landscapes that can be highly complex. We expect this. It inspires us to do our best work.

ZEN Associates, Inc. 10 Micro Drive Woburn, MA 01801 781-932-3700 zenassociates.com

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a Blade of Grass, LLC

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he moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” –Henry Miller Over the last 25 years, a Blade of Grass has earned a reputation for lending a fresh perspective to landscape design. Every property, be it a city terrace, a formal garden, or a simple perennial border, offers the chance to create something unique and beautiful. A well-designed outdoor space blends style with functionality while providing opportunities to get closer to nature in the day to day.

a Blade of Grass offers a wide variety of services, including award-winning design, installation, and maintenance throughout the Greater Boston area. We love the work we do and take great pride in the close relationships we form with our clients.

This Wayland backyard feels like an oasis with its lush plantings and antique granite details in the stonework—a perfect place to relax and recharge after a busy day.

Celebrating over 25 years of creating and maintaining properties throughout Boston and the MetroWest area. a Blade of Grass, LLC 9 Old County Road Sudbury, MA 01776 508-358-4500 abladeofgrass.com

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Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC

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andscape architect Michael D’Angelo welcomes challenges like those involved in designing this Boston penthouse roof deck. The goal was to create an outdoor living space that would visually screen mechanical equipment and adjacent buildings, mitigate sound, and offer usable entertaining space. A finely crafted ipe slat wall was backed with soundproofing panels that helped reduce noise levels. Built-in seating leaves room for a narrow dining table that abuts a

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row of large bamboo shoots that let light pass through. A seating alcove creates a fun and unique experience while helping screen ventilation pipes. The space comes to life at night with integral lighting throughout. Nearly all roof deck projects can be a challenge based on weight restrictions, light conditions, condominium board rules, and other obstacles. Hiring a landscape architect with experience working on roof structures is critical to the success of a project like this one.

MDLA created a contemporary roof terrace space using a limited material and plant palette. Attention to detail, such as precise joint alignment and the use of hidden fasteners, makes this space stand out.

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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Michael S. Coffin, LLC

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successful landscape is the culmination of thoughtful design and precise implementation. Every landscape project begins with a vision to transform the environment around us. Our own success is defined by being a valued member of the team that achieves this vision, implementing the most creative design with skilled craftsmanship and maintaining it from installation through maturity. At MSC, our staff of managers, masons, horticulturists, and landscape professionals collaborate with the area’s most talented designers and

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home builders to create and maintain properties cherished by our clients. From city courtyards to rural estates, our ability to coordinate and complete a project’s site, masonry, and landscape work results in an intimate knowledge of each properties’ intricacies and every client’s goals. MSC approaches each property with a meticulous attention to detail and a desire to help transform the landscape. The results produce enduring relationships and compliments from our clients and contemporaries that represent our greatest achievement.

Located on a secluded island between Bourne and Falmouth, this property captures views of Squeteague Harbor

The work we build is a result of our passion for the field and appreciation of the craft Michael S. Coffin, LLC 85 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 508-293-4244 michaelscoffin.com

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Parterre Garden Services

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arterre Garden Services was developed in response to a need for highly-skilled garden care and property management across Greater Boston and Cape Cod. By following expert horticultural care and a comprehensive long-term property management plan, Parterre strives to bring all of our clients’ properties to their truest and most verdant potential, while maintaining the original design intent. With our single point of contact approach, Parterre’s field managers work with you to develop a com-

prehensive plan for your property that ensures the coordination and collaboration of the best land care professionals. Our team of certified horticulturalists and trained managers will help you maintain and grow the considerable investment you have made in your property. Services include: horticulture and fine gardening; landscape design and installation; ecological land management; seasonal and holiday décor; and spring and fall cleanup.

Parterre Garden Services 67 Smith Place Cambridge, MA 02138 617-492-2230 parterregarden.com

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Soake Pools

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ou’ve been dreaming about owning a pool or a hot tub for years, but you just haven’t taken the plunge yet... a plunge pool is the perfect hybrid! Soake® Pools are revolutionary, space-saving pools that combine the best of a pool and a hot tub, install in just days, and provide year-round enjoyment. The 7’x13’ size allows the pools to fit perfectly into small spaces, but they can hold their own as the focal point or gathering place in an expansive backyard.

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Our concrete pools are precast, and interior tiling of the pools is done in a controlled environment before they are delivered, minimizing onsite work and resulting in a faster project. Redesigning your outdoor living space? Plunge pools round out any luxury patio design and complement outdoor spaces with fire pits and kitchens. Excellent customer service is important to us, and it is always our priority!

Soake Pools provide a year-round outdoor living experience. This backyard renovation included a new patio, a two-sided fireplace, and a Soake Pool.

Soake Pools are revolutionary, space-saving pools. Small pools. Big benefits.

Soake Pools Pembroke, NH 603-749-0665 soakepools.com

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Terra Lumen Designs

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hether you live in a sophisticated urban setting or in a stretch of natural beauty or somewhere in between, you want a comfortable outdoor space that is inviting as well as engaging. Is there a pathway, a special tree, or a sculpture that you’d like to see in a different light? Creating a well-designed outdoor space can enhance your distinctive landscape and extend your living space to fully appreciate entertainment, relaxation, and solitude. At Terra Lumen Designs, we special-

ize in the design and installation of high-performance outdoor lighting and audio systems. Our goal is to help you and your guests to experience your outdoor living spaces from a new perspective. We work exclusively with one research-driven manufacturer, Coastal Source, and proudly stand behind our products and workmanship. Our systems are designed to fit your lifestyle and defy the elements. How can we help you enjoy your outdoors in a whole new light?

Down lighting from bullet lights create an inviting space underneath the pergola, while well lights establish dimension on young trees and path lights brighten borders.

Landscape lighting and audio engineered for life Terra Lumen Designs, LLC Benjamin Pitman 4 Lynwood Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930 978-578-5219 terralumendesigns.com

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Traverse Landscape Architects, LLC

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ur landscape architects specialize in residential landscape design throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We create beautiful, functional, and environmentally sustainable places while respecting our clients’ budget, site, and scheduling constraints. We work to make places that are exciting and memorable, meaningful and lasting. We are committed to a participatory design process and are known for our willingness to

listen. We employ original and innovative design thinking combined with sound working strategies grounded in art, science, and sustainable principles. Our services include everything from site selection and master planning to design and construction observation of new and renovated landscapes. Working collaboratively, we arrive at cohesive landscapes that embody timeless aspects of beauty, construction, sustainability, and environmental soundness.

At Traverse, we are committed to enhancing the human experience through design.

Traverse Landscape Architects, LLC 150 Chestnut St, Ste 4 Providence, RI 02903 401-383-4950 traversela.com

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Wagner Hodgson

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agner Hodgson is an award-winning professional landscape architecture and design studio founded in 1987 with offices in Burlington, Vermont, and Hudson, New York. Wagner Hodgson believes that landscapes are a special art form. Our design process seeks to express the inherent beauty of nature through the creation of modern, sculptural landscapes that unite context, program, form, and materials. Wagner Hodgson encourages and fosters a collaborative design PHOTO CREDIT: WESTPHALEN PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHITECT: TRUEX CULLINS

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process amongst our team and clients. Our services include initial site selection consultations, estate master plans, site planning in conjunction with architects, design development, bid document preparation, bidding assistance, and construction observation for both existing and new home sites. The firm’s leadership—H. Keith Wagner, Jeffrey Hodgson, and Dale Schafer—have amassed a diverse portfolio of projects across New England, New York, and the Atlantic coastline.

A pool, spa, pool house, and garden shed are tucked into the woodland edge of this 110-acre estate.

We help clients create unique, memorable, and lasting outdoor spaces.

Burlington, VT 802-864-0010 Hudson, NY 518-567-1791 wagnerhodgson.com

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Walpole Outdoors

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here’s nothing like spring to inspire your outdoor design plans, from secluded retreats to fully functional living spaces. No matter what you envision, Walpole Outdoors can help you transform your space with ease. From fencing and pergolas to gates and decorative furnishings, the professionals at Walpole Outdoors will bring your vision to life. Walpole Outdoors is unique because they can work with your professional drawings, sketches, or photographs to create structures that perfectly complement your tastes. They also offer

free onsite design consultations—an expert will take measurements, then assist you with your choice of styles and options. Finally, Walpole Outdoors will ensure a professional installation using premium materials for an aesthetically pleasing structure you’ll enjoy year after year. There’s a reason why generations of homeowners have turned to Walpole Outdoors: they’ve been setting the standard for outdoor living since 1933. To schedule your free consultation, call 800-343-6948 or visit walpoleoutdoors.com today.

Create beauty, structure, and privacy with the help of Walpole Outdoors.

An expert will take measurements and assist you with options that bring your dream to reality.

Walpole Outdoors Call 800-343-6948 to be connected to the store nearest you. walpoleoutdoors.com

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HOUSE CALL The onetime home of a Victorian-era doctor gets a renovation that restores it to glowing good health.

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orgeous houses sprout up and down the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Victorian that caught this couple’s eye, however, was once home to a local physician. Numerous renovations to provide space for his work and students had left a warren of tiny rooms, but there was also a happy vibe—the evidence of a rich history. ¶ In need of serious upgrading, the four-story structure might have scared the TEXT BY MEGAN FULWEILER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRITSADA PANICHGUL

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A light palette brightens the living room and complements the architecture. Fumed white oak floors throughout have the same effect. Interior designer Jennifer Palumbo devised the tailored sofa and the walnut and leather side tables. The eyecatching prints by Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz hung in the owners’ previous home.

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NEW TRIM WORK RESEMBLES THAT OF YESTERDAY, BUT THERE ARE ALSO CATCHY TWISTS, LIKE THE DINING ROOM’S EXAGGERATED COFFERED CEILING.

Although gutted from top to bottom, the home retained its basic layout. The dining room is between the kitchen and living room, but all three spaces have a more open flow today. Clad in a Phillip Jeffries Bermuda grasscloth, the dining room exudes both elegance and comfort. The colorful painting is by Alberto Murillo, a Spanish artist who now lives in Florida.

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LEFT: Steel-framed glass doors separating the family room from the dining room are a modern architectural touch. BELOW: A bounty of quartzite counters lit by a galaxy of Todd Bracher Vessel pendants make cooking a delight. The couple opted for steely gray cabinets, Palumbo says, as a change from white. RIGHT: The stairs to the lower level (which also holds an exercise room and an antique billiard table) sport a decorative railing. A sliding barn door can close off the space.

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prospective homeowners off had they not known interior designer Jennifer Palumbo. Having worked with her before, they were certain she’d turn things round. And, icing on the cake: the change of address would put them within walking distance of everything they need day to day, even their workplaces. Done! They said goodbye to the suburbs where they’d raised their three children and gave Palumbo a shout. Zoom ahead and the dust has cleared. In accordance with the Historical Commission’s restraints, the exterior has been thoughtfully preserved, while the interior has blossomed. Along with Palumbo, architects Stephen K. Hart and Jennifer

Lyford have transformed the house without diminishing its antique charm. To further a sense of openness, the skilled team nixed one of two existing staircases. Off came an awkward addition, too. The building’s handsome proportions remain intact, but apertures between rooms were widened. The light-filled living room, for instance, now flows seamlessly into the adjoining dining room. Visitors need only plunk themselves down in the former to feel how well past and present are balanced. A bevy of comfortable furniture (this is where the family watches television) gathers around a generous coffee table. The palette (as it is throughout) is pale with splashes of

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with plenty of space for cooking and entertaining. When a party does unfold, even the stairs descending to the basement-level wine cellar and media room are wide and welcoming. With a perfect vintage in hand, guests can stroll back up to the music room—a jewel box of a space with walls of rich, saturated blue—and listen to the husband play the piano. Shots of blue surface in the couple’s private haven as well, adding a spark to the serene ambience. No longer just a house with a pedigreed past, this old beauty has been revitalized in a respectful but spirited manner the good doctor would certainly approve. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

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LEFT: The music room is open to the entry hall, so visitors get a peek at the dreamy blue walls when they cross the threshold. “It’s always nice to have one room that’s drenched in color,” Palumbo says. BELOW: The thread of blue continues into the master bath with a pin-striped his-and-her vanity atop rose-gold legs. FACING PAGE: Luxe alpaca curtains buffer the windows in the couple’s sleeping quarters. Palumbo designed the upholstered bed and framed it with contemporary task lamps.

vibrant color. And from the original ceiling medallion dangles a cool Kelly Wearstler light fixture. New trim work resembles that of yesterday, but there are also catchy architectural twists, like the exaggerated coffered ceiling in the dining room and the twin steel-framed glass doors separating the dining room and kitchen. Palumbo designed a dining table with a porcelain top. A pair of handcrafted wood-veneer lights hover purposely low over the table, anchoring the space and adding interest. If the owners ever harbored concerns, it was primarily about functionality. “They wanted a home that would shrink and grow according to their needs,” Palumbo explains. In other words, a house that suited two when they were alone and expanded when numbers grew. The spacious kitchen with its adjoining family room does all that, affording a cozy fireside spot along

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The interior architecture was transformed, given dimension and interest with details such as the entry’s box molding that set the stage for a design that blends classicism with unexpected touches like the animal print Stark carpet. FACING PAGE: A Wesley Hall wing chair sports a playful apple-green fabric.

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Homeowner May Doherty’s eye for fashion informed the choice of furnishings. But at the end of the day, says designer Jenn Sanborn, keeping thing comfortable and welcoming was key. Plush sofas and a put-yourfeet-up wooden coffee table by Gabby fit the bill.

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THE LOCATION WAS IDEAL; THE FLOOR PLAN WASN’T. DESIGNER JENN SANBORN PROPOSED A MAJOR REDO TO THE FOOTPRINT THAT SET THE SCENE FOR ARTFUL, ELEGANT, DARING—AND FASHIONABLE—INTERIORS.

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ay Doherty has always had an eye for beautiful things. With an artist father and, in her words, a fashionista mother, it’s not surprising she’s had a successful career in retail and fashion. Doherty owns Chic Consignment, an Andover, Massachusetts, shop that offers gently-used luxury clothing and accessories. Fashion played a pivotal role in the design of the Andover condominium she shares with Jay, her husband of thirty-six years. “I took all my cues from May,” says designer Jenn Sanborn, who was responsible for the condo’s renovation. “She’s so fashionable and yet down to earth. She loves to mix it up.” So Sanborn mixed it up, too. “The decor is a combination of a high-style French aesthetic and glam Hollywood Regency,” she says. “I called it vintage— with high-gloss.” The couple raised their family in Andover, where Jay grew up, and they love it there, so when their youngest finished college, they decided to stay, but downsize. They found a spacious, three-story condo that felt more like a detached home. The location was ideal; the floor plan wasn’t. Sanborn proposed a major redo to the footprint, and in so doing, set the scene for artful, elegant, daring—and yes, fashionable—interiors. She suggested flipping the kitchen to the

A petite powder room lives large, thanks to the bold blossoms of the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper. FACING PAGE: The dining room exemplifies the important role of color, with its light green Brewster grasscloth wallcovering and the painterly velvet fabric on the lacquered chairs.

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The kitchen was relocated to the rear of the house and reinvented with a classic European vibe. The look is a bit formal (but relatable) and gorgeous (but totally functional). Raw Urth Designs fabricated the range hood. And on the island chairs, there’s that playful green again.

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“WALKING INTO THE DRESSING ROOM MAKES ME HAPPY, AND IT MAKES GETTING DRESSED SO EASY BECAUSE I CAN SEE EVERYTHING I HAVE,” SAYS HOMEOWNER MAY DOHERTY.

The inviting chaise in the master bedroom, left, was chosen to echo the teal hues in May’s treasured dressing room, below and right. The dressing room, once an extra bedroom, is an elegant but not overwhelming background for her extensive wardrobe.

back of the house, opening it up to the living area, and letting in natural light and beautiful views. The powder room and dining room were relocated to the front. Sanborn added traditional millwork details with raised paneling in connecting rooms and a dramatic vaulted ceiling in the first-floor master suite. The palette is mostly neutral with punches of happy hues—from apple green to teal blue. “May is unafraid of color,” says Sanborn. She points to the powder room’s Phillip Jeffries wallcovering, a black paper with bold, meandering branches that bloom with blue blossoms. “Not everyone wants that level of drama!” In the dynamic living room, wing chairs upholstered in a bold green-and-white ikat provide color, while the oversize round cocktail table adds drama. In the dining room, the curvaceous vintage chairs wear a high-gloss black paint and seats covered in British velvet with a painterly effect. The French aesthetic Sanborn mentions is on

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Chests the homeowners already had were retrofitted to function beautifully as sinks in the master bath. FACING PAGE: In the master bedroom, the arched window frames were painted to stand out against the custom mural by the French wallpaper company Ananbô. The cage chandelier is from Visual Comfort.

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display in the kitchen, where the cabinetry, fabricated by Tom MacAulay of Advanced Custom Cabinets, sports leaded-glass doors crafted from vintage windows. Restoration Hardware stools covered in a green zebra stripe from Schumacher belly up to an island made of wire-brushed limed oak. The master suite lies hidden behind a tufted, faux-leather sliding barn door; within, a pretty French mural wallpaper echoes the view outside the windows. And oh, the dressing room! Charm,

glam, it has it all: arched windows, lots of shine, and back-to-back dressers with fretwork and gold detailing. If May had to pick a favorite spot, it would be this room—a former bedroom that’s now one big open closet. “Walking into it makes me happy, and it makes getting dressed so easy because I can see everything I have,” she says. “Jenn took such care and interest in my love of fashion and created a very special place that totally reflects my personality.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home, see

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Can Victorian be vibrant? It is in this case, where the living room veers from tradition with a mashup of spaceage table lamps, replica claw-footed antique French chairs clad in animal skins, and jewel-toned chinoiserie throws, all reigned over by an oversize equine print.

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Soul Sisters

Who better than a sibling— especially one with the same rock-and-roll heart—to make a home sing? TEXT BY BOB CURLEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN GOULD BESSLER PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

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Beast meets west in this comfy corner of the living room, where a desert-bleached skull, lizardskin wallpaper, and the home’s turn-of-the-century crown moldings suggest the parlor of a Gold Rush tycoon’s mansion at a recent remove from the frontier. FACING PAGE: Elements of the historic 1900s architecture include an original fireplace and period ceiling medallions.

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J

erry Garcia once mused that “we live no particular way but our own.” A Grateful Deadloving couple in Boston certainly grooved to that beat while reimagining a Rutland Square brownstone as a Victorian/ Bohemian mashup. In the process, the homeowners turned to someone who would undoubtedly understand them at the deepest level. Designer Marisa Bistany Perkins was happy to help her sister and brother-in-law revive their early 1900s home. The goal was to rescue it from the doldrums of a midnineties transitional design, and to inject some free-spirited style for a couple who remain true to their roots as dedicated Dead fans and Phish followers. “We were looking for a warm, inviting home with an edge,” Perkins’s sister explains. The previous design, dominated by plaid patterns and cream walls, had “no

definition of space,” recalls Perkins. “We wanted to play up the architecture and add a lot of color and texture so it would have a story to it.” The characters in this tale of what Perkins calls a “funky Victorian” makeover included three dogs, necessitating the use of materials that are durable as well as stylish. Perkins nonetheless found ways to bring in rich fabrics like chenille, velvet, and taffeta to good effect. In the study it’s easy to imagine Janis Joplin, wrapped in a vintage stole, reclining on the chenille sofa—although in fact, it’s more likely to be occupied by the couple’s furry family.

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The timeless appeal of the natural world is captured in the dining room, where wallpaper depicting a pastoral landscape harmonizes with a grasscloth-covered ceiling. FACING PAGE, TOP: A brooding bison print stands watch over the narrow plain between a seating area and a sunlit window table for playing cards. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Scale-pattern wallpaper and a set of diminutive antlers add a touch of wild to the kitchen.

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FOR THE MOST PART, THE SELF-DESCRIBED “HIPPIE CHICK” SIBLINGS READ FROM THE SAME SONGBOOK. Snakeskin-patterned wallpaper adds texture and a hint of modernity to the room’s original fireplace, wood and gilt mirror, and ornate crown moldings. The decor includes cherished concert photos, collected nature art, and at least two mounted skulls—a nod to the couple’s second home in Park City, Utah, and their passion for the American West. Vibrant chinoiserie pillows enliven spaces where darker colors dominate, and chandeliers both classic and modern descend from the

Victorian ceiling medallions. Nature provides inspiration throughout the home, from claw-footed stools and a frameless equine print over the living-room sofa, to the fish-scale light fixture in the kitchen and animal print chairs in the dining room. Still, each space exudes distinctive character: the kitchen, for instance, retains a country feel with its beadboard ceiling, wood floors, and open-legged countertop; subtle enhancements included the velvetcushioned and floral-patterned counter chairs, the high-gloss ceiling paint, and, of course, a diminutive set of antlers hung on textured wallpaper. A crystal chandelier and gilded sconces in the dining room might suggest formality, but the gold grasscloth ceiling and the wallpaper that depicts a rolling country landscape give the room an almost pastoral feel; a trio of wooden discs provides depth without distraction on a wall where a mirror

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:

Divine details include the master bed’s custom headboard; a Hector Finch chandelier in the living room; playful Indian and vibrant chinoiserie pillows; a gilded mirror; and a vintage Victorian ceiling medallion. FACING PAGE: Muted bed coverings and rugs enable a mildly riotous contrast between the vine-patterned wallpaper and colorful drapes.

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Marisa Bistany Perkins, M West Designs

might otherwise be expected. For the most part, the admitted “hippie chick” siblings read from the same songbook, with only the occasional squabble over things like the wisdom of laying sheepskin rugs in the living room. “She loved them, I hated them,” says Perkins (her sibling won that battle). “It was exciting, because I knew she and I had the same feel for the place,” her sister says. “My husband and I love coming home every day to a warm, cool home that is us. Not something we picked out of a magazine, just layers of texture, colors, nature—and, of course, rock and roll.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

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The dining room’s custom built-ins have Niobe Beige marble countertops that double as serving surfaces. The Keith Fritz table, Sunbrella-upholstered chairs, and an Urban Electric Co. chandelier emphasize a circular motif. FACING PAGE: The entry’s bi-directional shiplap and custom newels deliver pareddown detailing that riffs on traditional vernacular.

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BLUE HEAVEN

Watery hues define a weekend retreat on the Rhode Island coast that’s all family, no fuss. TEXT BY MEAGHAN O’NEILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRIA GIOVAN PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

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For ample seating in the living room while keeping the space airy, designer Patti Watson brought in ottomans that tuck under the coffee table and portable benches in playful blue and yellow. A photograph by Newport, Rhode Island, photographer Onne van der Wal hides the television above the fireplace.

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The Calacatta Bluette marble that tops the kitchen’s double islands informed the palette in the room and just beyond, while mixed-metallic finishes heighten the drama. The client also “thought through every daily ritual,” says Watson, which helped define realistic storage that results in a calm, clutter-free space.

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n the late 1880s, the village of Quonochontaug— “Quonnie” to locals— became a popular resort for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Today, its vintage charm remains. “It’s an oldfashioned summer community,” says Courtenay Berckemeyer, a seasonal resident. When she and her husband, Ricardo, discovered the Charlestown, Rhode Island,

neighborhood more than a decade ago, they knew they’d found their perfect summer spot. But as their family of six grew—their four kids are now aged twenty-three to fifteen—so did their needs. When a generous corner lot came on the market, they traded in their starter beach house for the opportunity to build from the ground up. Architect George Penniman’s first challenge was to develop a structure that would maximize the lot and take advantage of natural light and views. The solution was an L-shaped building with varying roof lines and dormers that break up the exterior masses, “making it feel more cottage-like,” Penniman says. With architectural plans and a trusted builder, Randy Gardner of Gardner Woodwrights, in place, the group tackled the next obstacle: strict local regulations stipulated that no construction could take place during summer months, leaving less than a year to build the 5,400-squarefoot residence.

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The sunroom’s V-groove ceiling and slate tile floor evoke a classic beach house vibe. Wedge ottomans under the coffee table provide extra seating. FACING PAGE: The breakfast nook’s table by Lorimer Studios is where the family takes most meals. Artwork by Christian Potter Drury adds a color pop.

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A television hides in the master bed’s footboard; a wire-and-glass tapestry by artist Susan Freda was commissioned for the room. FACING PAGE, TOP: A lacquered mirror and tasseled lamp hang in a playful powder room. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Luxurious details in the master bath include a mosaic stone backsplash and grasscloth-clad cabinetry.

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THE HOMEOWNER SURPRISED HERSELF BY GRAVITATING AWAY FROM THE WARMER COLORS SHE’S TYPICALLY DRAWN TO AND TOWARD A COOLER PALETTE THAT EMPHASIZES SHADES OF BLUE.

After framing was completed in the fall, interior designer Patti Watson, principal and owner of Taste, joined the team, just before electricians, plumbers, and other trade specialists arrived. “We were hired in the nick of time,” says Watson, who worked fast to develop plans to “amp up the personalization” that would fulfill the Berckemeyers’ dream vacation home without creating construction delays. Since programming for the five-bedroom house revolves around its gathering spaces, the double-island kitchen and breakfast nook, living room, and patio are aligned and defined with arched doorways that keep them open yet cozy. Among the family’s favorite spots is a breezy sunroom that feels as if it was once a porch that’s been enclosed. Says Catherine Young, associate architect at Penniman, “It helps make it look like a house that evolved over time.” “It’s such a quiet, comfortable room,” says Berckemeyer, who emerged victorious in the playful battle with her family to keep a television out of the space. “I haven’t heard anyone complain yet!”

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Berckemeyer surprised herself by gravitating away from the warmer colors she’s typically drawn to and toward a cooler palette. The combination of blues and teals used throughout paved the way for more contemporary and mixed-metallic finishes, explains Watson. Further details, such as a porthole-style window between kitchen and sunroom, built-in cabinetry with a circular motif, and orb-shaped lighting also “tie spaces together to bring a story to the house,” the designer says. While the home’s thoughtful layout and decor are stunning, it may be the

main stairway’s newel—the gratifying result of a collaboration between the interior and architectural teams—that best sums up the project. “It’s historically grounded in the New England vernacular, but clean and well edited,” says Watson. Traditional but pared down, it symbolizes the elegant but unfussy flow of the family-friendly home. “The house just sings,” says Berckemeyer of her family’s retreat. “It all carries from one room to the next.”

ARCHITECTURE:

George Penniman and Catherine Young, Penniman Architects INTERIOR DESIGN:

Patti Watson and Wendi Dicely-Scalora, Taste BUILDER:

Randy Gardner, Gardner Woodwrights LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Anne Penniman Associates

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

see Resources.

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On the back patio, a Santa Barbara umbrella provides shade for a dining area with seating for up to ten. Landscape architect Anne Penniman also carved out spaces for lounging and sunning as well as an outdoor kitchen. FACING PAGE: A bluestone-topped fireplace compliments the patio pavers and cozies up a seating area.

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Catherine Truman Architects “An antique house with low ceilings is transformed into a soaring, light-filled space with exposed beams.” —Catherine Truman

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The Challenge This old farmhouse was a rabbit warren of small spaces with low ceilings. The existing kitchen was a small galley kitchen while the larger formal dining space went mostly unused. The Goal To create a lighter, brighter living space, which reflected a more casual living style, but while also keeping the character of the older house. The Solution We removed the ceiling to reveal a vaulted space above, and combined the existing dining room with the smaller kitchen to make one large family kitchen and dining space.

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

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The Goal To take an austere sunroom with brick floors and create a cozy family room where the family can gather and feel comfortable—a perfect spot for a movie night or for the kids to spend their downtime. The Challenge To create enough seating that the room feels comfortable whether it’s just the family gathered, or they are hosting a large crowd for a football game or the holidays. It was also a priority to winterize the room for four seasons. The Summary By incorporating family-friendly materials for window seats and pillows, a thick custom rug, a spacious sectional, and motorized shades, we were able to design a room that the family lives in and loves. The lighting amps up the cozy factor, and the lantern style is a nod to the space’s origin as a sunroom.

Kristen Rivoli Interior Design 540 Main Street, Suite 6 Winchester, MA 01890 781-729-0405 kr-id.com

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Meyer & Meyer , Inc. “Reflecting a period when stately mansions graced the waterfront, modern-day craftsmen touched every design detail of the architecture and landscape.” —John I. Meyer, Jr. AIA, LEED AP

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The Starting Point Originally built in the early 1900s, the house, with its lakefront setting, offered exceptional possibilities, but it needed to be expanded to suit the homeowners’ current lifestyle and serve as their weekend retreat. Two neighboring parcels were acquired, and Meyer & Meyer, Inc. collaborated with Pressley Associates, Inc. to achieve a lakeside manor that feels like a Newport estate. The Challenge The design challenge was that the front and the back of the house needed to be perceived equally, but differently. The front, or street side, is quiet and discreetly tucked into the neighborhood. The lakeside, back view is extraordinarily prominent, especially from across the lake. All levels offer spectacular water views. The Elements Few houses demonstrate the skill of modern-day craftsmen with such charm and grace. Quality materials, such as limestone, carved timbers, copper, and slate, combined with stone foundations and triple-pane windows, provide the new owners with worry-free maintenance. The property boasts formal English gardens, complete with an underground tunnel leading to a wine grotto. The Summary The magnitude of this project was unique, and the home was featured in Architectural Digest and on the cover of Period Homes. Meyer & Meyer, Inc. enthusiastically brings its creative talents to projects of all sizes and scopes, from the simple to the grand. Meyer & Meyer, Inc. 396 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-266-0555 meyerandmeyerarchitects.com

JOHN MEYER

LAURA MEYER

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Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders “Modern living in an antique townhouse. A twenty-first-century program with nineteenth-century millwork details.”

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The Goal This Marlborough Street townhouse had not been touched in many decades. Just as well, since our clients’ vision required tipping over all the blocks. The Challenge Our clients, in collaboration with Hart Associates Architects, chose to put their kitchen/family room on the second floor at the sun-washed front of the building. We renovated the parlor level to re-establish it as a formal entertaining space and turned the second floor into the hub of family activity. To facilitate this program, we built an integrated garage and installed an elevator from the garage/garden level to the top floor. This allows for getting groceries from car to kitchen as well as providing easy access for visiting grandparents to their guest quarters on the fourth floor.

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The Solution Because the kitchen/family room is open to the central second-floor stair hall, it required that we not treat this family hub as “back of the house.” We made cabinets with inset frame and panel doors with a Greek Revival bolection moulding. Paint-grade cabinets at the kitchen wall and family room and stain-grade island cabinetwork complete the look. Our cabinetmakers also fabricated the banquette frame that we had upholstered and installed in the front oriel.

Payne | Bouchier Fine Builders 173 Norfolk Avenue Boston, MA 02119 617-445-4323 paynebouchier.com

STEPHEN PAYNE AND OLIVER BOUCHIER

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The Goals The house was a family home recently taken over by the next generation. The main goal of the whole remodel was to open up, as well as update, the home. Existing bedrooms and baths were rather small, so an addition was added. The Must-Haves The owners did not want to lose too much of the original character and sentimental value of the home; but they did want to expand on some of the elements that attracted them to the Cape—such as the outdoor entertainment spaces and family gatherings, which required more beds for guests and a larger kitchen. There were small elements that were salvaged, like the dining room mantel and a height board from a past doorjamb, which was framed for the family.

McPhee Associates of Cape Cod 1382 Route 134 | P.O. Box 799 East Dennis, MA 02641 508-385-2704 mcpheeassociatesinc.com

Snow and Jones 85 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA 02061-1605 781-878-3312 snowandjones.com

The Elements The existing master bathroom was small, and the addition allowed an enlarged bathroom to be more comfortable. Storage and a luxurious shower were on the homeowners’ wish list, both of which were achieved in the final design. Working with Snow and Jones, the clients selected Kohler’s Pinstripe faucet collection in polished nickel to create a stunning custom shower and classic detailing throughout the fixtures.

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Sudbury Design Group

“The combination of geometric paving, contemporary yet timeless design and materials, updated colorful plantings, and shade elements make this a relaxing family outdoor space where little existed before.” —Scot Indermuehle

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The Challenge To reinterpret an outdated Mediterranean-style villa and landscape into a modern and functional outdoor space. The space included an existing in-ground swimming pool, a stark concrete equipment cabana, and multiple levels of exposed concrete walls and steps. Access was limited due to the existing structural barriers with a difficult grade change from the street and main house levels. The Must-Haves The clients are a young family who required an expanded open play yard for the kids while retaining the elements of an outdoor space for entertaining. They requested a functional kitchen and dining/ shade element along with a soothing water feature. The materials needed to be updated to complement the newly renovated site architecture and rugged coastal setting.

Sudbury Design Group 740 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776 749 Main Street – Unit F Osterville, MA 02655 978-443-3638 sudburydesign.com

The Solution The concrete retaining walls and pool were removed, and the walls were rebuilt with a reverse curve to enlarge the existing space and play yard. The rebuilt walls and curved steps use local granite set horizontally to modernize the space and diminish the sense of a change in grade. A pebbled vertical water feature bisecting the wall adds sound and visual interest. The pool outbuilding was converted into a working outdoor kitchen with granite counter, grill, fridge, sink, and storage. Round columns were replaced with square bleached red cedar posts and replicated in the new contemporary pergola/dining area along with brushed steel slats for shade. The combination of geometric paving, contemporary yet timeless design and materials, updated colorful plantings, and shade elements make this a relaxing family outdoor space where little existed before.

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The Goal This Lincoln project aimed to connect the house to the landscape. It was important for the homeowner to have more usable outdoor spaces with careful plant choices and reclaimed stone to help complement the style, age, and grace of the architecture, while also grounding the building in the landscape. The Challenge The landscape was overgrown and dated. An addition by the previous homeowner had left the house with a tiled outdoor terrace that was so slippery it was almost unusable. The Solutions We replaced the Mediterranean-style tile that covered the garage rooftop terrace and the screened-in porch with a mix of weathered bluestone and reclaimed brick. Also used for the walkways, these materials provided a more natural match for the age and style of the house and helped to give the landscape an established feel. The ornamental plants were weighted towards spring and fall interest since the family is away for most of the summer. The area between the house and the play shed was heavily planted to create a secret garden for the kids.

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a Blade of Grass a Blade of Grass, LLC 9 Old County Road Sudbury, MA 01776 508-358-4500 abladeofgrass.com

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The Goal To create an urban oasis for the bicoastal clients, giving them an open, airy feeling, plenty of storage, and private spaces for their two college-age boys when they visit. The Challenge The condominium needed a gut rehab, from the damaged floors and walls to the moldy window frames and doors. The kitchen was a dark, dreary little room that didn’t connect with the main living area, and the bathrooms were dated and poorly laid out. The Solution We chose to keep the materials consistent throughout the unit to create a peaceful, unified look. White oak was used for the flooring, kitchen cabinetry, living and dining area built-ins, as well as the fireplace facade, new ceiling beams, and bathroom vanities. We redesigned the kitchen, adding unique openings to the living and dining areas. Our new master bath layout allowed for a large soaking tub and an additional closet.

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The Backstory The main goal was replacing the client’s dishwasher, but her dishwasher was an odd size, and it was impossible to replace the unit without moving a few cabinets around. As a result, we redesigned the kitchen and, in order to fit everything in on their wish list, we ended up pushing out the entire side of the house 15 feet. We gave them a brand-new kitchen, dining room, and living room, with new windows, floors, a modern linear fireplace, and a lighting plan that makes everything look so much better than before. The Challenge The biggest challenge was figuring out how to expand the roof ridge in a cost-friendly manner. After weeks of debating ideas and budgets to avoid removing the entire roof and installing a very expensive steel beam, we simply put a post where the old ridge ended and saved the clients tens of thousands of dollars. The post is not the most aesthetically pleasing, but its placement does not alter the function of the room at all. The Details The high-gloss cabinetry was imported from Italy, with wood veneer made in our own shop. This project was designed and built by Bertola Custom Homes. 190 

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Bertola Custom Homes Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling Waltham, MA 02453 781-975-1809 bertolacustom.com

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Installations Plus, Inc. The Goal The goal was to completely transform this late ‘90s bathroom into a bathroom that fits the clean and modern styles of today. The client wanted to remove the outdated builder-grade fiberglass shower and replace it with a sleek, easy-to-access curbless shower with a linear drain. The Challenge When installing a curbless shower, the challenge is creating a shower floor with the proper pitch without having to raise the height of the outside bathroom floor too much. After demoing the bathroom, we were able to tackle this challenge and complete the shower install, as well as incorporate heated floors, all while avoiding too much floor build up. Must-Haves The client fantasized about a beautiful bathroom renovation with heated floors, a curbless shower, and a freestanding soaking tub. We completed all the tile work along with the heated floors, linear drain, and curbless shower install. We were happy to work with IPI Renovations and Bees Knees on this project, making this client’s bathroom renovation dreams come true.

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The Challenge Initially built in 1889, this waterfront home in Falmouth was in dire need of restoration. Typically, given the levels of rot and decay, we would recommend an entire tear-down/new construction. However, when the homeowner purchased this home, they expected a major renovation and not to design and build an entirely new home. The Solution By choosing to renovate the home using the existing footprint, we were able to retain its historic character and avoid a costly new build. To improve the home’s layout and flow, we converted the first floor, a warren of small rooms, into an open floorplan by installing two steel beams to replace load-bearing walls. Although the home is roughly 50 yards from the waterfront, it did not have a water view. To remedy this, we added a small deck off the second-floor master bedroom. We also installed a beautiful new kitchen featuring Longfellow custom frameless cabinetry. The dramatic transformation of this home won a 2019 PRISM Gold award from The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. See more photos at longfellowdb.com

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The Goal Numerous renovations over the years concealed the home’s turn-of-the-century traditional character. The client retained SaltsmanBrenzel to recreate the scale and detail of the original architecture while updating it with modern building technologies and practices.

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The Challenge An entirely new home was created within the envelope of the historic structure. The SB team reframed over 75 percent of the house from the inside and installed new mechanical systems that meet strict energy codes. We also recreated original molding profiles, multiple custom built-ins, and reinterpreted details to emphasize the new interior layout. The Summary The new floor plan and traditional detailing connect the clients’ modern sensibilities to the home’s historic past. The new interior layout creates a formal front entrance and private access to the yard and pool. Sunlight fills the new transitional interior, highlighting open and flowing living spaces, which reflect how the clients live today.

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The Starting Point Our clients lived in a dark, cramped street-level apartment in Boston’s South End that had not been renovated since the 1980s. When the parlor level above came on the market, the clients snapped it up with the intention of combining the two floors into their dream home.

The Solution The grand central stair, adjacent to the old kitchen location, is the focal point between the kitchen/dining area and the living room. In addition to bringing light down from above, the stair was calibrated to allow views from front to back. Glass risers on the upper flight make the stair airy and light. New bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs and a new back patio complete this updated urban home.

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Suburban Legends Each of these homes sits just outside a city, and each is sited to feel like an enclave, and all that it implies: a sense of containment, seclusion, and privacy—within easy reach of everything the city has to offer. BY MARIA LAPIANA

16 ROOMS 3 BEDROOMS 4 FULL BATHS 1 HALF BATH 3,224 SQ. FT. $2,450,000

OUTSIDE/IN Close to dining, shopping, Brown and RISD, and the Providence train station, this College Hill property scores a 10 out of 10 for walkability, says listing agent Nicole Hofstetter. It’s also stunningly private, with all the trappings of a country home. There are plays on geometry at every turn in the home nicknamed “Garden House” for its lush landscaping and indoor waterfall; it affords city views from every room. Surrounded by

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historic homes, this open-concept house with outsize brick columns was built in 1974; the back of the house is made entirely of glass. Inspired by the Brutalist architectural style, and modern to its core (wood, brick, stone, and metal abound), this three-bedroom house is built into a hill on a large parcel of land that includes another buildable lot.

CONTACT: Nicole Hofstetter, Rhode Island Real Estate Services, North Kingstown, R.I., 401-286-5626, rirealestateservices.com, MLS# 1220753

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Westerly, RI

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Amazing waterfront home sits on a bluff overlooking Nantucket Sound, enjoy east facing sunrises along with west facing blazing sunsets. Tastefully renovated. North Falmouth Office 508.563.7173 Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Stunning private estate/retreat nestled on a rolling 2.9 acres (3 lots), surrounded by 50+ acres of forest and farm land with English gardens and stone walls. Falmouth Office 508.548.6611 Kinlin Grover Real Estate

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Stunning Contemporary home that has been completely updated inside and out located in Sea Lea Colony. Wonderful views of Green Hill Pond & walk to the beach. Charlestown Office 401.364.3388 Randall Realtors

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Commanding views from Rhode Island to Long Island across the water with dazzling sun and moon rises and awesome sunsets. Wonderful shingle and stone house. Mystic Office 860.572.9099 Randall Realtors

“Winnapaug Cottages�, this Dogwood Model is new to the market and a must see in this 55+ adult community. Beautifully built to the highest standards. Watch Hill Office 401.348.0700 Randall Realtors

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Looks like a Currier & Ives painting but this property exists as an inspiration and is one of the most photographed houses on Cape Cod. Iconic setting overlooking Shawme Pond. Sandwich Office 508.833.3333 Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Tucked away on a peaceful peninsula, this luxurious home will exceed expectations. Special residence in a spectacular outdoor environment with countless high-end features. Madison Office 203.245.1593 Page Taft Christies

Best of all worlds. Five bedroom residence, including apartment with separate entrance, nestled on oversized lot just a brief walk to the association beach. Madison Office 203.245.1593 Page Taft Christies

Feel like you are on vacation while being just steps away from home. This elegantly designed home is located in the lovely lakeside community of Sage Hollow. Essex Office 203.453.6511 Page Taft Christies

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LOUISBURG SQUARE, MA Boston’s most exclusive enclave. Federal townhome with six levels, elevator, courtyard, roof deck, wine cellar, private garden and two parking spots directly in front. $20,500,000

WESTON, MA Elegant gated 21,000 sq.ft Estate gracefully sited on a serene hilltop with sweeping views overlooking the Weston Golf Club. Designed by Patrick Ahearn this property is comprised of 4 structures on 4.6 acres. $15,900,000

Lisa Macalaster 617.429.9939

Kathryn Alphas Richlen 781.507.1650

BROOKLINE, MA This elegant residence is undergoing a masterful renovation. Custom designed with bespoke finishes, modern amenities and attention to beauty and livability. $8,200,000

BROOKLINE, MA Country Club neighborhood. New construction, impeccable transitional home, 6BR/6+ BA, impressive driveway on 1 acre of lush landscaped land. $7,500,000

Jayne Bennett Friedberg 617.899.2111

Deborah M. Gordon Team 617.974.0404

WESTON, MA Magnificent gated country estate remodeled in 2017 by LDa architects set on 3 acres abutting town land. 6 bedrooms, new en-suite baths, professional kitchen., 3 stone terraces. $7,499,000

WEST NEWTON HILL, MA Spectacular contemporary new construction. Dramatic open plan with bespoke finishes and walls of glass seamlessly integrating the interior and exterior spaces. $5,300,000

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LEXINGTON, MA Magnificent, shingle-style estate designed by renowned Catalano Architects. Five en suite bedrooms and 7.5 well-appointed bathrooms. This nearly 11,000-sf architectural gem offers quick access to Boston and major routes. $4,995,000

BROOKLINE, MA Fisher Hill, modern, new construction designed by Adolfo Perez. Open concept, 5BR/5.5BA with elevator, drenched in sunlight and Reservoir views. $4,600,000

Elizabeth Crampton 781.389.4400

Deborah M. Gordon Team 617.974.0404

NEWTON, MA Exquisite 1914 Stucco Colonial on 1.13 acres with pool and pool house. Classic Old world detail with many updates and improvements including an addition of a Cathedral ceiling family room and garden room. $3,995,000

CONCORD, MA Totally restored and enlarged, this 1910, 5 BR, Georgian Colonial sited on 1.2 acres beautifully showcases stunning architecture, luxury finishes & expansive property views. $2,995,000

Paige Yates 617.733.9885

Senkler, Pasley & Dowcett 978.505.2652

LEXINGTON, MA Lexington Center gem! Classic arts and crafts estate home expanded and renovated by J. W. Construction offers a perfect marriage of the original period detail with every modern luxury. $2,965,000

JAMAICA PLAIN, BOSTON, MA Classic Pondside Victorian Mansard on nearly half acre. Original details abound. 13 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, includes in-law suite. Many improvements. Garage. Price Upon Request

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6 ROOMS 4 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS 2,100 SQ. FT. $7,800,000

GLASS HOUSE REDUX This iconic property has a very real provenance: it’s one of six midcenturymodern houses designed in the early 1950s by Philip Johnson in New Canaan, Connecticut, one of New York City’s toniest suburbs. It’s also the home that most closely resembles Johnson’s own Glass House, now operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and open to the public. The Wiley House sits on a lot, with rolling topography and hickory trees, at the end of a cul-de-sac and discreetly sited away from the street. Some twelve

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years ago, it was restored by Westport architects Roger Ferris + Partners, who added a 1,700-square-foot “art barn” and pool house as well. The singular glass pavilion is set crosswise on a stone plinth; it houses a combined living, dining, and sleek kitchen space, with floor-to-ceiling windows. The bottom level holds four bedrooms and a sitting room, all at grade and all private. CONTACT: John Hersam, 203-417-5198, and Inger Stringfellow, 203-321-9361, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, New Canaan, Conn., thewileyhouse.com, MLS# 138657

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22 ROOMS 7 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS 3 HALF BATHS 7,450 SQ. FT. $13,300,000

BROOKLINE BEAUTY This is the story of one man’s obsession to build the best, most tricked-out home he possibly could, in Brookline, his favorite Boston suburb. This extraordinary property is the brainchild of Chris Wilmott, a builder, developer, former Wall Street bond trader, and perfectionist. His years-long project started when he chose a pie-slice of a corner lot in 2017, gutted its original home, added 3,000 square feet of new construction, and appointed the interiors for the ultimate in comfort, sophistication, and decidedly good looks. A few fun facts: there are radiant floors throughout and a heated cobblestone driveway; three washers and dryers, four Sub-Zero fridges, two Miele dishwashers, four Wolf ovens, fourteen cameras, and thirty-two speakers. It’s being sold fully furnished, with $100,000 in “play money,” says Wilmott, “because people are bound to want to make changes.” Because there was no expense spared in landscaping

the lot for privacy, it feels distinctive, detached from the goings-on around it. And yet it’s just 1.9 miles to the Prudential Center and Copley Place. CONTACT: Chris Wilmott, Lisandra Wilmott

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be building the This Old House 2020 Idea House in Eastham. The home will be designed by Providence-based Union Studio Architecture & Community Design with interiors by Connecticut-based Denise Enright Interior Design. Follow along via a webcam at thisoldhouse. com. We receive a fair amount of news stories about collaborations, but this one has us particularly excited since we frequently see these two names in our pages. The Fall River, Massachusettsbased Matouk has combined forces with Schumacher to create new bedding, bath, and beach styles. The collection launches

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Welcome to spring, New England! The big news in March is Boston Design Week, which returns March 25 through April 5 with events occurring at locations around greater Boston. New England Home, in conjunction with Venegas and Company and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, New England Chapter, is excited to bring interior designer Timothy Corrigan to town for Design Week. Corrigan will be sharing images from his new book, The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today, at Venegas and Company’s South End showroom on March 31 at 5:30 p.m. There’s no cost to attend, but RSVPs are required. Attendees will have the chance to meet Corrigan at a reception immediately following the presentation. A little further to the south— and east—Cape Associates recently announced that it will

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Learn about the history of camellia cultivation in New England, then visit the greenhouse to see the blooms.

Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, workshops, amateur competitions, and a bustling garden marketplace.

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This 12-day Greater Boston festival takes pride in its diverse offerings—everything from interior design and architecture to graphic design and fashion.

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Get a peek at Historic New England’s furniture collection and learn about its history. Historic New England, Haverhill, Mass. historicnewengland.org

Various locations throughout Boston bostondesignweek.com

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More than 200 exhibitors will showcase the latest in building and remodeling, kitchens and bathrooms, green living, and more. Whittemore Center Arena, Durham, N.H. newenglandexpos.com

Four days, 400 brands, and endless inspiration at this 19th annual show. Seminars, culinary demonstrations, vignettes, and more.

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Famed interior designer Timothy Corrigan shares images from his new book. Venegas and Company, Boston bostondesignweek.com

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on March 2. Congratulations to Cypress Design Co.’s Craig Couture for recently taking second place in Top Knobs 25th Anniversary Design Board Contest. Couture’s submission featured a 1940s Rhode Island home that was renovated to retain its historic charm while adding some modern amenities. It’s not news that the trade industries have been suffering from a lack of new talent in recent years, but Kevin Cradock Builders is trying to change that. The Boston-based construction company has established a scholarship at The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain. The school offers classes, including carpentry, to people of all ages. Speaking of carpentry, this winter The Cabinetry relocated from Hingham, Massachusetts, to Norwell, Massachusetts. Three generations of the same family have been crafting custom cabinets for area homes at The Cabinetry since 1960. The current owner, Marlene MacDonald, joined the family business in 2002. With spring comes warmer temps and the desire to be outside and in a garden. Marblehead, Massachusetts, garden designer Adam Woodruff’s work is featured on the cover of a new book by U.K.-based landscape architect B. Cannon Ivers. The book, Landscape Planting Design (Design Media Publishing Ltd., $40), is out this month. —Edited by Erika Ayn Finch

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Wayne Towle Networking Party The team at Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration opened their doors on a cozy December night to celebrate New England Home’s November– December issue. Highlights of the evening included live piano music on a stateof-the-art Falcetti piano, a loaded mashed potato bar, and a display of unique pieces of furniture in the process of being restored.

Paul Guitard and Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley Associates Hosts Debbie and Wayne Towle of Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration

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Boston Design Center Holiday Stroll The Boston Design Center opened all six of its floors to both homeowners and the design community for a fun evening of showroom browsing, holiday activities, and delicious themed refreshments.

Guests spill their secrets to Santa at the J.D. Staron showroom

Kristine Mullaney and Seth B Minkin outside the Phillip Jeffries showroom

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IFDA Winter Party The International Furnishings and Design Association of New England hosted its annual winter party in Roaring Twenties style. Guests celebrated the new decade with festive attire, bubbly cocktails, and donations for national charity Cradles to Crayons.

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The Granite Place  51

Opus Master Builders  47

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring  89

Gregory Lombardi Design  102–103

Paragon Landscape Construction  108–109

Acorn Deck House Company  43

Hawthorn Builders  59

Parterre Garden Services  125

Adams + Beasley Associates  23

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Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC  34

Anees Furniture & Design  73 Annie Hall Interiors  189

Holly Hunt  31

Pella Windows & Doors  76

Architectural Digest Home Design Show  215

Hutker Architects  16

Pellettieri Associates, Inc.  110–111

Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc.  39

Inspired Ornamental  203

Bannon Custom Builders  53

Installations Plus, Inc.  191

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders  19

Benchmark Builders, Inc.  91

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (Bulfinch Awards)  195

PRG Rugs  27

Interior Stone & Tile  206

Roche Bobois  15

Janine Dowling Design, Inc.  87

Runtal North America, Inc.  77

Boston Art, Inc.  14

Jennifer Palumbo, Inc.  63

Saltsman Brenzel Design Construction  193

Boston Design Week  207

Kathy Marshall Design, Inc.  49

Sewfine Drapery Workroom  96

Boston Stone Restoration  174

Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc.  50

Shope Reno Wharton  205

Bradford’s Rug Gallery  96

Kinlin Grover  197

Siegel Associates  195

C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  33

Kistler and Knapp Builders, Inc.  98

Siematic Mobelwerke USA  61

California Closets  28

Kitchen Views at National Lumber  65

Snow and Jones  184–185

Campbell Smith Architects  70

Knickerbocker Group  24

Snug Harbor Farm  131

Catherine Truman Architects  176–177

Kristen Rivoli Interior Design  178–179

Soake Pools  126

Cathy Kert Interiors  133

KVC Builders  2–3

Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom  20

Chris Wilmott  35

Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting  37

Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture  114–115

Circa Lighting  67

LDa Architecture & Interiors  95

Studio DRAW  194

Clam Door  212

League of N.H. Craftsmen  213

Sudbury Design Group, Inc.  116–117,

Clarke Distribution Corporation  55

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  4–5

Coldwell Banker Previews International  198–199

Light New England  203

Crown Point Cabinetry  25

Lucia Lighting & Design  81

Crown Select  83

Luxury Home Design Summit  132

Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling  190 Blanche Field, LLC  97 Boston Architectural College  131

Longfellow Design Build  192

Cumar, Inc.  75

LW Interiors  42

Cypress Design  201

The MacDowell Company, Inc.  104–105

Daher Interior Design  1

Maine Woodworks  209

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects  100–101 Design Leadership Network  211

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC  10–11

Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply  82, 84

Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors  180–181

Designer Draperies of Boston  93

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC  123

Divine Design Center  12–13 Dover Rug & Home  45 Elms Interior Design  8–9 EM NARI CotY Awards  212 Falcetti Pianos  201 Fallon Custom Homes, Inc.  69 FBN Construction Co., LLC 

Michael S. Coffin Landscape Construction  124 Mid–Cape Home Centers  209 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams  21 MWI Fiber–Shield  88 Newton Kitchens & Design  57

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Oak Hill Architects, Inc.  133

Flavin Architects  79

One Kings Lane  inside front cover

Frank Webb Home  71

Onyx Corporation  106–107

Payne Bouchier  182–183

R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc.  112–113

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