New England Home March - April 2022

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

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144 And Baby Makes Five

This Maine family home balances regional style with modern sophistication.

154 Eastern Influence

A former home in Hong Kong inspires a new chapter in Vermont.

166 Beautiful by Nature

A suburban Boston home’s update includes an inspired new landscape plan that creates a true connection between indoors and out.

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The Good Life 191 On the Market Exceptional properties for sale in our region.

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

202 The Scene A look back at a host of design-related events.

208 Last Look Designer Trevor Fulmer introduces his first line of wallcoverings and rugs.

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Here & There 35 Inspired Interiors A beloved garden sows the seed for a party-perfect makeover.

44 Smith on Style Editor at Large Clinton Smith shares what’s next and what’s newsy.

48 Outside Interest An old farmhouse on a bare plot of land becomes a gracious home nestled into a picturesque setting.

60 Things We Love Hardworking storage plus chic decor equal rooms that are vital to a home’s functionality.

74 Shop Visit Groundswell turns Tiverton, Rhode Island, into a shopping and eating destination.

84 Special Spaces A historic property choreographs a colorful flower display to celebrate spring.

92 Artistry The multitalented Sarah Meyers Brent finds beauty in sorrow and joy, life and death.

84 In Every Issue 26 Editor’s Note 206 Resources 207 Advertiser Index

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s it any wonder that six different paint companies chose shades of green as their 2022 color of the year? We’ve been through a lot recently. Green, the color of life, offers comfort and grounding as we enter a new season, both literally and figuratively, and I for one am all in! But here in our region, our homes’ relationship to the natural world—and its wide-ranging palette—goes much deeper than the color of our walls. That’s why our spring issue digs into the collaborative process that maximizes our access to and appreciation of the great outdoors. Case in point: a hillside home in Vermont is extensively reimagined to include multiple gathering areas that blur inside and out, and its color scheme, inspired by the homeowners’ years spent in Hong Kong, flows seamlessly from perennial gardens to exterior details and interior decor. And consider the suburban home we profile on page 166. During the first phase of renovation, the home’s landscape underwent a yearslong process to eradicate invasive overgrowth. In phase two, the living space was reoriented to frame the revitalized native oasis and better appreciate the landscape year-round. But back to paint color. I love having options for a spring wall refresh as I wait for my garden to grow. I’m partial to those with names good enough to eat: Olive Sprig, Guacamole, and Blanched Thyme, a veritable— and verdant—salad. Happy spring!

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A beloved garden sows the seed for a party-perfect makeover. BY ERIKA AYN FINCH

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hen interior designer Vani Sayeed first met her new clients in their Arlington, Massachusetts, Tudor, a Ping-Pong table stood beneath a popcorn ceiling in what would become the formal dining room. The kids, when they were little, crafted in the future wet bar, and a narrow corridor that now houses stone-topped built-ins served as storage.

Sayeed, a fine artist herself, rehung the homeowner’s existing artwork, including the colorful Tony Fitzpatrick piece above the buffet. The couple purchased it at their favorite coffee shop in Chicago a few years before Fitzpatrick became a museum darling.

But there was also a lush garden planted to showcase the splendor of each season, leaded-glass windows, and a late mother’s wish that her daughter live in a beautiful home. “My mother was famously blunt,” recalls the homeowner, “and she used to say, ‘I hope I live long enough to see that Ping-Pong table gone.’ My mom passed away before we started the renovation, but I like to think she’s looking down on us and happy to see real furniture in that room.” With the garden as her inspiration and a hopeful mother in mind, Sayeed embarked on a project that would renovate and refresh the 1920s-built home’s dining area, entry, living room, great room, powder room, playroom, bedroom, and garden room. The craft space would convert into a jewel box of a bar, complete with teal cabinetry and papered walls and ceiling.

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In the great room, which was sooty from the woodburning fireplace, the design team scrubbed the stone, refreshed the beams and waincotting, and replaced the drywall on the walls and ceiling. A new gas fireplace insert ensures the family can use the feature without the mess.

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Sayeed’s vision for the space involved, among other things, raising ceilings and breaking through walls. Luckily, the homeowners knew exactly who to call for the heavy lifting. They had met Martin Conneely when their children were in elementary school together. He had overseen the home’s 2008 renovations, and he jumped at the chance to collaborate with Sayeed on this down-to-the-studs remodel. “It’s probably one of the nicest projects I’ve worked on because of the customization, the craftsmanship, and the finishes,” Conneely says. The homeowners had overhauled the front landscaping in 2012, so the garden was well established when Sayeed came on the scene, seeking to bring the outdoors inside. Cypress trees grace the Schumacher upholstery on the backs of the host and hostess dining room chairs and on the drapery border, while birds and butterflies flit across the

Martin Conneely raised the ceiling to bring more volume to a tiny space. The homeowners’ dogs, Chase and Callie, quickly claimed the daybed as their own. BELOW: Osborne & Little wallpaper gives the built-in shelves and Kravet-upholstered daybed depth and echoes the garden outside. Circa Lighting task lamps encourage reading.

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& Little Aravali wallpaper transformed a former craft room into a chic wet bar. Sayeed found the lantern-style light fixture on one of her trips to India. LEFT: The homeowners opted to keep the 1920s-built home’s original leaded-glass windows, which Conneely lovingly restored. “Taking those away would have been a sin,” he says.

Osborne & Little paper in the garden room. “This project took a year, so I was able to see the spectrum of the garden and understand why my clients were so passionate about nature,” says Sayeed. The eye also picks up on what Sayeed calls “melon shapes” in places like the dining room ceiling, the light fixture Sayeed found in India and hung in the bar, and the Baldwin hardware on the cabinetry. It all combines, sans Ping-Pong table, to create a space that makes the homeowners’ hearts—and perhaps the spirit of one discerning mother—blossom with joy. EDITOR'S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Yes, there was the old farmhouse, built in 1773 and added onto over the years to become a classic, sprawling dwelling of shingles and clapboard. There was also a broken-down old barn that less intrepid clients would probably have torn down. But the fifty-three surrounding acres were little more than rolling fields. “There was definitely a beauty to the fields,” Douthit allows,

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“but it wasn’t inviting to spend time in.” The new owners envisioned having an active relationship with the land, and they wanted a strong connection between the built and natural worlds. To that end, they put together a team of design pros that included Douthit, owner of a Blade of Grass landscape design company, builder Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley Associates, and architect Zac Culbreth, who was with Adams + Beasley at the time but has since started his own firm. Culbreth and Adams brought the farmhouse into the twenty-first century. “We did a super-deep energy retrofit,” Culbreth explains. “We re-sided the whole thing, added insulation, and replaced windows.” Adds Adams: “It was all done in a way to pay homage to the home’s historic details and original glory.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: James Douthit of a Blade of Grass

tamed the steep grade off the kitchen with a tiered garden of perennials. Douthit planted masses of colorful plants, including black-eyed Susans, along the walls and fences that delineate parts of the property. The in-demand vegetable garden yields a bounty of produce for the family, from spring lettuces to autumn squashes.

They also moved and renovated the old barn, transforming it into a dualpurpose building for the husband’s office and an entertaining space. Meanwhile, Douthit was turning those empty fields into a series of spaces both practical and beautiful. Split-rail fences and fieldstone walls, all looking like they’ve been here for centuries, wind between a series of distinct areas, from the orchard of fruit trees to the hardworking vegetable garden to the intimate seating area located off the farmhouse’s new screened porch. Mature trees were brought in to supplement colorful beds heavy on native materials and easy-care

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The swimming pool feels like a paradise, surrounded as it is by a riot of colorful and often fragrant perennials that drape, climb, and flow among the split-rail fencing and stone walls that border the area. Mature trees brought to the once-bare property offer shade, while at the pool’s far end, native grasses wave in the breeze and offer textural interest in every season.

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OUTSIDE INTEREST Culbreth and builder Eric Adams painstakingly moved the dilapidated old barn onto a new foundation, then gutted the structure and rebuilt it to create this blend of traditional and modern. Shrubs and grasses help visually anchor the barn to the land.

“ THE TEAM WAS FOCUSED ON CREATING THIS DELICATE MODULATION BETWEEN THE LANDSCAPE AND HOUSE.” —Builder Eric Adams perennials like lush grasses and masses of black-eyed Susans. A greenhouse, anchored to the land by its foundation of reclaimed granite, is an oasis where fruit trees and tropical plants bloom year-round. The close collaboration among the design team is especially apparent in the new swimming pool, an Eden-like setting featuring a shady pergola cleverly designed to appear to float on the

water, and a lavish variety of blooming perennials and textural greenery. Throughout the process, says Adams, “The team was focused on creating this delicate modulation between the landscape and house.” To say they succeeded is an understatement. Today, the buildings and land coexist so comfortably and naturally, no one would suspect it had ever been otherwise.

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James Douthit, a Blade of Grass ARCHITECTURE:

Zac Culbreth, Adams + Beasley Associates BUILDER:

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decorative painter Pauline Curtiss to create the custom colors that give the room a sophisticated tone, while generous cabinetry stores collected pots and vases. The homeowner likes to escape the hubbub of family life to spend time in here potting plants or arranging flowers from her garden. It’s hard to imagine a more lovely spot to take a breather.

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Turquoise Plum Vase by Port 68, Living Swell, Marblehead, Mass., livingswellmarblehead.com

English Loving Cup by Guy Wolff, Cottage & Garden, Newport, R.I., cottageandgardennewport.com

Yellow Glazed Staffordshire Pottery Brazil Independence Pitcher, Circa 1825, Andrew Spindler Antiques & Design, Essex, Mass., spindlerantiques.com

Benedict Badminton Bench, McKinnon and Harris, mckinnonharris.com

Saturated colors and charming botanical motifs make your home feel like an English country garden—even before the spring thaw.

Yushan Vase, OKA, oka.com

Farrow & Ball Curated by Liberty, Boston Design Center, farrow-ball.com

Priano Napkins, Serena & Lily, Chestnut Hill, Mass., serenaandlily.com

Passifolia Porcelain Collection, Hermès, Boston, hermes.com

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Benjamin Moore Blue Veil suggests Southern porches.

Mahogany hall chairs from Schuyler Field Antiques were stripped, bleached, and limed for a contemporary feel.

The tile was the jumping-off point for the design.

CLASSIC COMEBACK Sometimes two mudrooms are better than one— especially for a family with four young children. In this home, a basement-level mudroom corrals clutter like discarded boots, backpacks, and sporting equipment, which allows the main-floor mudroom to be more refined. In an age when it seems we rarely use the front door, a home’s secondary entrance needs to look its best. Designer Kate Coughlin chose the flooring as the starting point. The tile, a parquet

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from DiscoverTile, strikes a traditional note, especially when paired with the home’s unusual small-paned black windows. When it came to furnishings, Coughlin kept things simple, mixing old and new pieces. She purposely shied away from an expected built-in bench, instead choosing a freestanding piece from Ballard Designs. Across the room, a large bank of cabinetry houses essentials like art supplies and party goods.

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Ultimate Swinging French Doors by Marvin, Seven Tide, Boston, 7tide.com; Mid-Cape Home Centers, various Mass. locations, midcape.com

Elsinore Extra Wide 3/4 Lantern by Chapman & Myers for Visual Comfort, Circa Lighting, Boston Design Center, circalighting.com; Light Room, Boston, lightroomne.com

Cielo Arm Chair by Niermann Weeks, The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, martingroupinc.com

New riffs on classic pieces add traditional elegance to your home without feeling fussy. Stoned Romans Wallpaper by Ken Fulk, Pierre Frey, Boston Design Center, pierrefrey.com Custom Parquet Floor with Brass Inserts, PID Floors, Boston Design Center, pidfloors.com

Fleur de Lis Entry Set by Rocky Mountain Hardware, Close to Home, Burlington, Vt., closetohomevt.com

Opus Ceramic Lamp by Chelsea House, Trellis Home, Hingham, Mass., trellishomedesign.com

Bezier Chest by Modern History, Grand Rapids Furniture, Boston Design Center, grandrapidsfurnitureco.com

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Baskets color coordinate with the rug and bench to reduce visual clutter.

Sparkling white twelve-inch by twenty-four-inch tiles set in a herringbone pattern feel fresh and easily mop clean.

THE SPORTING LIFE With acres of land and a pond out back, this horse-country home in Dover, Massachusetts, needed a mudroom that could stand up to the comings and goings of an outdoorsy family. Designer Holly Joe gutted a classic 1990s command station with a rarely used desk and bulletin board and reworked it to cater to the family’s organizational wish list. The star of the design, a retro-style Big Chill refrigerator, is stocked with easy-to-access cold

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drinks—so kids don’t have to traipse through the house for a beverage—and the occasional box of worms for fishing. Though the fridge is boldly colored, texture takes center stage in the rest of the room. Natural-fiber baskets help keep a sense of order, and Joe chose a large Surya rug for its graphic pattern as well as its soft feel underfoot. She swathed the space in Sherwin-Williams Pure White for a crisp and airy background.

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BUILDER: NELSON BAEZ If you’re looking to make your home an intelligent home, with exceptional design, quality and performance in all products, then you will want to consider contacting Systems Design & Integration and visiting their showroom in Needham, MA. The showroom features a contemporary take and architecturally-inspired, ambitious lighting solutions. It offers the ideal experience for any homeowner, builder, architect or designer that seeks the best of today’s available lighting and home technology solutions with a minimalist look. Our products include architecturally-inspired lighting fixtures, smart lighting control, automated shades, home automation, indoor and outdoor audio systems, as well as products that blend design and technology, audio and art. Experience the most advanced lighting systems, which are high quality, color-tunable, endlessly customizable and as dynamic as the sun itself. We provide design-oriented home technology solutions and the perfect experience for choosing all of the right products for building, remodeling or simply updating the lighting, network or audio-video system in your home. We invite you to tour our new showroom and get inspired to design the perfect lighting and home technology experience for your intelligent home.

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Dressage Round Chandelier by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort, Circa Lighting, Boston Design Center, circalighting.com; Light Room, Boston, lightroomne.com

Stirrup Flatware, Vagabond House, vagabondhouse.com

Macbeth Carpet, Stark, Boston Design Center, starkcarpet.com

Furnishings and accessories that offer a nostalgic nod to the equestrian lifestyle.

Wicker Picnic Basket, Williams Sonoma, various New England locations, williams-sonoma.com

No. 5036-H Knob, Lowe Hardware, Rockland, Maine, lowe-hardware.com

Holbrook Director’s Chair by Ralph Lauren, M-Geough, Boston Design Center, m-geough.com

Studio Fridge by Big Chill, Hancock Appliance, Quincy, Mass., hancockappliance.com

Siena Clothes Hook, Acorn Manufacturing, acornmfg.com

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“As a compound, this idea works,” says co-owner David Fierabend of the bustling cafe and burgeoning shopping destination he runs with his husband, John McDowell, in Rhode Island’s historic Tiverton Four Corners. The concept came to fruition when a friend called in 2019 Photography by Maaike Bernstrom

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yard or just a kitchen windowsill to spare (note the popular garden in a bag), the goal at Garden + Home is to bring a little green into your life. BELOW: The textured black planters are made from recycled tires, and the custom neon sign is emblazoned with Fierabend’s mother’s favorite saying—you'll figure it out—now the shop owner's personal mantra.

—Co-owner David Fierabend to say the Provender—a gourmet sandwich shop housed in a character-filled nineteenth-century building—was for sale. Fierabend, whose chain of knitwear stores back in the eighties boasted a Newport location, had always loved the area and, of course, had enjoyed lunch at the landmark cafe. A landscape architect by trade, Fierabend is principal of Groundswell Design Group, an urban planning and design firm in Philadelphia. Hospitality projects

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factor heavily into the group’s portfolio, so taking the leap to open a cafe was a natural evolution. Fierabend and McDowell also bought two neighboring historic buildings, the Arnold Smith House across the street (Garden + Home) and the WilcoxDavol House (Table + Provisions) on the north side of the cafe.

Garden + Home taps into Fierabend’s roots as a landscape architect. “All the product in that shop nods back to something in landscape and nature,” he says. The beautifully curated store brims with everything from candles, bath salts, and lotions to bespoke garden tools, terrariums, and planters. There’s proprietary pottery

Original doors, floors, and beams are a perfect backdrop for the ever-changing vignettes at Garden + Home. Here linen aprons from France share space with European pottery and handdyed indigo pillows from the Czech Republic. Vintage finds, like the mirror and glass pieces, always factor into the mix, too.

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“ IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE. YOU CAN’T BUY AN EXPERIENCE ONLINE.” —David Fierabend aesthetic and stocks jams and jellies, exotic salts, and hot sauces, not to mention hostess gifts galore. The grounds, too, beckon. A brick patio is dotted with bistro tables and umbrellas, and Adirondack chairs flank firepits. Sit and stay awhile, but before you go, grab a baguette to accompany tonight’s dinner and a loaf of banana bread for the morning. “It’s all about the experience,” reminds Fierabend. “You can’t buy an experience online.” Groundswell, Tiverton Four Corners, R.I., groundswellcafegarden.com

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from Farmhouse, colorful Turkish glassware, handsome coffee table books, and vintage European herbariums. The vibe is English countryside, and it spills outside. In warmer months raised beds overflow with wildflowers and herbs. Creating an authentic feel is important to Fierabend. “I want people to spend a lot of time in the store,” he says. The same goes for Table + Provisions, which has a streamlined Scandinavian

When the weather warms up, the covered porch of Groundswell Cafe + Bakery is lined with bistro tables and chairs for an aprèsshopping recharge. Groundswell serves their own proprietary blend of coffee as well as a rotating selection of house-made cookies, biscotti, scones, and breads. The hostess gifts at Table + Provisions are second to none; from pickles to popcorn to preserves, the selection is as delicious as the packaging is pretty.

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he Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens has a history of making a splash. Dating back to 1729, the North Andover, Massachusetts, property had served as the Stevens’s family farm and then their country retreat when Helen Stevens Coolidge inherited it in 1914. Stevens Coolidge

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and her husband, John Gardner Coolidge—a descendent of Thomas Jefferson and nephew to Isabella Stewart Gardner—aimed to convert the eighty acres into a bucolic summer home. They hired landscape architect Joseph Everett Chandler to make it happen.

Long before the resident roses kick in, 20,000 tulips and daffodils swarm the French garden at the Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens. Running beside the brick serpentine wall and blanketing 140 feet, these custom-blended bulbs perform in sunrise/sunset shades.

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Taking inspiration from Jefferson, Chandler designed a serpentine wall, potager, promenades, and tree allées. Soon a full-fledged formal spread with all the fixings was happening around the neo-Georgian Colonial Revival house. To pay homage to Chandler and Stevens Coolidge’s vision, The Trustees of Reservations, which became stewards of the property after Stevens Coolidge passed in 1962, imagined a Spring BloomFest four years ago.

TOP TO BOTTOM: In the footprint of an old dairy barn, The Trustees’ Joann Vieira planted masses of bulbs including a Colorblends tulip collection called Sherbet. A crabapple tree acts as a vertical accent in front of the garden that serves The Trustees’ cut-flower community-supported agriculture program. Narcissus, tulips, and muscari bloom in the parterre set against a backdrop of the estate’s historic greenhouses.

It started with 700 tulips, which stirred such collective applause that Joann Vieira, statewide director of horticulture for The Trustees, ratcheted the wow factor to 30,000 tulips for spring 2020. Even with pandemic restrictions, the virtual tours made garden enthusiasts swoon, so Vieira and her team upped the ante with 165,000 bulbs in 2021. This time around, 175,000 bulbs will bloom.

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Waves of Blue Magic, Valerie Finnis, and Siberian Tiger muscari burst into flower year after year and enhance berms created when a construction project at the property resulted in a bounty of excess soil.

Rather than going with sweeps of one color, Vieira blends tulips in subtle innuendos of painterly hues, purchasing masterfully intermixed combinations from boutique bulb merchants such as Colorblends. In some cases, she runs pansies beneath the bulbs to feather hues into the beds and crisscrosses blocks of color to create a dialogue in the living design. “She color maps,” enthuses Jared Bowers, director of Stevens-Coolidge, “and she links spaces together for a holistic experience. It’s such a celebration of color.” It’s all on display to the public starting in April for Spring BloomFest,

RATHER THAN GOING WITH SWEEPS OF ONE COLOR, JOANN VIEIRA BLENDS TULIPS IN SUBTLE INNUENDOS OF PAINTERLY HUES. with lectures and workshops scheduled while the flowers are at their heartpounding peak. As Bowers says, “We want to inspire everyone to go home and create something just like this. Okay, maybe not quite on this scale….” Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, North Andover, Mass., thetrustees.org

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Opposites Attract The multitalented Sarah Meyers Brent finds beauty in sorrow and joy, life and death. BY ROBERT KIENER

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Although trained as a painter with a BFA from Skidmore College, postbaccalaureate studies in studio art at Brandeis University, and an MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire, the widely exhibited artist also produces mixed-media sculptures, assemblages,

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and installations. Regardless of medium, her work all shares the same intellectual intensity, charm, sense of wonder, and depth. As art critic Katherine French noted, “Meyers Brent invites viewers to a visionary garden but then leads us past its deceptive tranquility to explore primal fear, anxiety, and joy.” Her paintings, like her other work, also reflect Meyers Brent’s attraction to what she calls “the richness of materials.” To give some of her paintings a threedimensional quality, she may add a real flower, dirt, or another object to the surface and cover it with paint.

Her mixed-media works are constructed of everything from old, discarded children’s clothes, to broken toys, to bits and pieces of, well, trash. “These help my work feel alive,” she says. While she often begins a painting by sketching out a rough idea on canvas, Meyers Brent insists, “I am not an artist who maps out the meaning of my work ahead of time.” Rather, she prefers to let whatever she is feeling and whatever is

on her mind at that moment help direct her art. Topics can range from the environment and politics to motherhood. She smiles as she explains, “I suppose I am very lucky to be able to use my artistic process to work through all these concerns and produce something I find beautiful.” EDITOR’S NOTE: Sarah Meyers Brent is represented by Chase Young Gallery, Boston, chaseyounggallery.com. To see more of her work, visit sarahartist.com.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: Beyond the Rainbow (2021), 48.5"H x 66"W, acrylic and charcoal on canvas. Strange Flowers (2020), 18"H x 24"W, acrylic and charcoal on panel. Plant Monster II (2013), 60"H x 36"W, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

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aystate Outdoor Personia promises excellence and integrity. Since 2008, we have partnered with homeowners and contractors as a reliable resource. We consistently strive to design and build products guided by the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Our company’s mission is simple and achievable: Make our clients’ dreams of creating premium outdoor living spaces a reality. The culture at Baystate Outdoor Personia was founded on build-

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ounded by Michael and Kelleigh Lynch more than forty years ago, Lynch Landscape & Tree Service continues to forge its path as a MetroWest leader in landscape design, construction, and maintenance services. Built on a foundation of hard work, determination, and innovation, our company has grown from one truck and a lawnmower to an award-winning

full-service landscape provider. Throughout the years, the Lynch Design/Build team has grown to specialize in all things outdoor living. From intimate firepit spaces to complete pool and entertaining environments, our in-house designers and craftsman will transform your lackluster spaces into dreamlike getaways. Our design philosophy is simple:

we believe in striking the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality. As your designer, contractor, and project manager, we work with our clients every step of the way to ensure that we not only create a picture-perfect scene, but more importantly, we create a lasting outdoor living space for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

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➊ With a West Coastmodern inspiration, the clean lines of this poolside retreat accentuate the modern beauty of the home. ➋ Fieldstone wall terraces carved into this hillside create a series of outdoor living spaces. ➌ Using predominantly native plant species, this midcentury modern landscape becomes intrinsically woven into its surroundings. ➍ An A-Frame pavilion complete with outdoor kitchen and floor-to-ceiling fireplace overlooks the lower pool terrace.

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et’s face it, most wood fences are plain and boring. How excited can you get about a stockade fence? Our mission is to design and craft fences that have a high aesthetic appeal that will last for decades with very little maintenance. New England Cedar Fence has decades of experience in woodworking with a true bent towards what is aesthetically appealing, visually

balanced, and structurally sound. We are entering our twelfth year providing professional installation, and shipping nationwide. Stephen Huntoon established New England Cedar Fence in 2010. He learned from the ground up how to design, manufacture, and install cedar fences the right way, so that they will look beautiful and last for decades. Stephen was a fence

spokesman appearing on the Public Broadcasting System’s This Old House and The Victory Garden. We would be happy to help you design, lay out, price, and answer any questions regarding your fence project. We can come out to you in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and sometimes beyond for a meet and greet.

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➊ Contemporary fence with alternating-width boards. Small spaces between the boards create appealing shadow lines. A semi-solid stain allows some of the wood grain to show through. ➋ Framed with square lattice with large 4” openings create semi-privacy and allow air and light to flow through. A unique green solid-color stain allows the fence to blend in with the landscaping. The Clear Western Red Cedar pergola is the focal point. ➌ Clear Western Red Cedar is an attractive contrast to the brick, stone, and plantings. Horizontal tongue and groove nickel gap for 1/8” shadow line between the boards. Design by Jonathan Keep Landscape Design. ➍ Wood and Wire fence. Cedar frame with 2” square black wire lends an open appearance and satisfies the pool code. The cedar posts and frame are treated with Cabot’s Bleach Stain for a natural weathered appearance.

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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 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

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craftsmanship above the rest. Onyx offers a comprehensive range of services, including landscape construction and excavation, masonry, lighting, mature tree plantings, landscape maintenance, and ornamental plant care. Our team approach, with a multifaceted background in design, management, and construction, paired with our high expectations of craftmanship, is what makes the difference between a good versus a great final project outcome.

In addition to our landscape expertise, our diverse background in site work and aggregate production gives us a greater understanding of what happens beneath the surface of the outdoor spaces we create. When you choose Onyx, you don’t just get an experienced company, you get a full-service team that will be with you throughout your project from start to finish.

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➊ The pool was positioned to maximize lawn space and blend seamlessly into this farmhouse property; the design hinged on the fieldstone wall retaining the area. ➋ The existing bluestone dining terrace leads out to the new granite-surround pool area and outdoor entertainment space. ➌ Controlled by remote, this stone masonry fire pit can be easily lit while relaxing in the bubbling spa nearby. ➍ A patterned brick patio provides the base for this dining area, while the fieldstone fireplace with granite detailing provides the warmth.

Onyx strives to bring your landscape visions to life, and it is our attention to the fine details that puts our craftsmanship above the rest.

ONYX Corporation 18 Wetherbee St. Acton, MA 01720 978-263-1185 onyxcorporation.net

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ellettieri Associates is a New England–based design/build firm with nearly forty years of experience providing skilled, creative, and comprehensive landscape services to clients throughout the region. From site assessments and master planning to plant selection and hardscape installations, we produce enduring environments for discerning clients and exceptional residential, commercial, and institutional properties. What sets Pellettieri apart is our innovative and passionate team of

employees who create and produce award-winning landscapes that focus on natural and sustainable solutions. The Pellettieri difference is that we help your property fit into its natural surroundings—so that the morning light filters into your bedroom, or shines on the outdoor gathering area just at that perfect moment in the day—allowing you to enjoy the beauty of family and nature. Pellettieri’s passion lies in making these things part of the natural beauty of your home. Innovative team collaboration

efforts and extensive experience in site analysis and conceptual planning prove especially valuable during the earliest stages of site and master planning. This is when Pellettieri can work to minimize problems associated with grading and drainage, loss of specimen trees, poor view relationships, and other negative environmental impacts. More than three decades of experience in all facets of landscape design, construction, and installation have resulted in one of the most qualified design/build firms in New England.

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➊ This spectacular lakeside home features a terraced backyard with Laurentian Green granite steps leading up to a screened porch, and tiered fieldstone retaining walls with colorful perennials. ➋ This impressive great room patio, which features a ‘wedding cake’ granite step design that allows easy access to the backyard, makes for a wonderful place to view the lake and enjoy the landscape. ➌ Several walkways provide access to entry points at the front of the house, including an Oak Hill granite steppingstone pathway to the porch and a Picasso granite walkway to the tower. ➍ This perched beach provides expansive lake views and acts as an access point to the dock and shoreline.

“We specialize in high-end residential properties and native landscape stewardship, all with an eye toward natural and sustainable designs that deliver traditional New England character and charm.” ~GRAHAM PELLETTIERI, PRESIDENT

Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 169 Kearsarge Mountain Road Warner, NH 03278 603-456-3678 pellettieriassoc.com

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or over twenty-five years, Perfection Fence Corp. has designed, manufactured, and installed the highest quality fencing, unique gates, railings, decorative arbors, and custom pergolas for residential and commercial clients, developers, landscapers, and the leading landscape architectural firms in Massachusetts and throughout the country. Perfection is recognized for paying close attention to every detail and, most importantly, for getting the project done right the first time.

Our experienced professionals work together creating successful client relationships. Every project is approached with an openness to listen, analyze purpose, and make recommendations to address concerns. Emerging architectural and building trends created in unique materials are challenges Perfection Fence has mastered in engineering and manufacturing. The creative designs of architects are executed by integrating the properties and characteristics of elements to form the finished product, entirely

controlled in-house. Perfection Fence, as a team, has a love of and passion for the landscape! Whether traditional styles and materials or creative designs in materials like bronze, stainless steel, exotic woods, synthetic millwork, and other metal fabrications, we welcome the challenge to make it happen! The needs and expectations of each and every customer are important. Perfection Fence’s mission is to build our clients’ dreams.

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➊ A creatively designed pergola enhances the home, adding ambiance and intimate space for enjoyment. Cellular vinyl construction eliminates the concern for ongoing maintenance. ➋ The vast openness and sweeping view of this peaceful setting is embraced with a natural red cedar baluster fence that will gracefully age and mellow to blend into the vista. ➌ This cellular vinyl quadruple “X” gate accompanies a baluster fence, grand pillar posts with custom post caps and base trims, creating an inviting entrance to this private yard. ➍ Unique settings are complemented with unique designs. These cellular vinyl gates, with whale motifs, welcome island visitors to the private passageway between the garages.

Creative fencing by Perfection Fence is art in the landscape; it is distinction for your home. We provide individual attention to designs, engineering, and manufacturing to build your dream.

Perfection Fence Corp. 635 Plain Street Marshfield, MA 02050 800-537-2900 perfectionfence.com

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R. P. Marzilli & Company

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.P. Marzilli & Company builds and maintains the finest residential landscapes. Our skilled team of landscape professionals delivers the highest quality and best value for our clients. Our projects are built on country estates, oceanfront bluffs, suburban gardens, and city courtyards. Our services include complete site preparation, planting of specimen trees and shrubs, flower and vegetable gardens, lawns and wildflower meadows, irrigation, and landscape

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lighting. We build pools, spas, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and sports, recreation, and entertaining areas. Our masonry team builds the structure of the landscape, including walls, driveways and auto courts, patios and terraces, and steps and walkways, as well as wine cellars and other architectural stonework. Our horticulture team maintains fine gardens, lawns, trees, and seasonal flowers in containers or planting beds. We prepare your property for special events and manage the

landscape to meet any client’s needs and the inevitable change of seasons. We are dedicated to the daily beauty and longterm integrity of the landscape. Most important, we build trusted relationships with landscape architects and designers, architects, contractors, and homeowners. Our greatest recognition comes from the many clients who enjoy and admire their outdoor living areas all year long.

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➊ A peastone patio bordered with reclaimed granite creates a relaxed outdoor lounge area. ➋ Lush summer blooms fill a border along the custom crafted stone wall. ➌ Coastal living is made perfect with an infinity pool, perennial flowers and a spectacular view. ➍ Reclaimed granite paving blends historic character with a contemporary 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 more than 60 years. We strive to produce spaces that balance form and function and create a harmony between homes and their surroundings, all while keeping the client’s

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lifestyle and budget in mind. Our experienced staff of awardwinning 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 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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➊ An island retreat that features dining and seating terraces leading to a pool and cabana area, all overlooking the surrounding bay. ➋ Nestled on the slope of Lake Sunapee, this naturalistic spa was carved from large boulders and integrated with oversized flat fieldstone pavers. ➌ A formal corridor is created with this medallion brick walkway and overhead pergola. ➍ This open-air pool pavilion boasts all the amenities for entertaining, including a bar, outdoor kitchen, and dining pergola.

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. 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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he MacDowell Company is a landscape architecture firm that has been designing and building award-winning projects in the New England area for more than 50 years. Our approach to each project reaffirms a clear commitment to excellence in design, craftsmanship, and client experience. Through the years we have worked alongside and forged relationships with many of the region’s leading architects, designers, and builders. Each project, being unique in style,

form, and function, requires an expert level of engagement, analysis, and exploration. Our breadth of experience allows us to deliver a boundless range of creative landscape amenities, from sleek, contemporary statements to timeless New England classics. At The MacDowell Company we feel a cohesive and seamless design and implementation process is a crucial aspect in not only delivering the unparalleled finished product we are recognized for, but also essential

in delivering a genuine, enjoyable, and fulfilling project experience for the client. We understand that truly discerning clients demand the utmost attention to design detail, service, and final installation. From an initial consultation through design, permitting, estimating, project management, and construction, our clients build trusting and lasting relationships working with the same MacDowell professionals to reach their goals.

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➋ ➊ A raised pool with granite coping provides visually appealing views from this contemporary home and loggia. The pool is surrounded by white paver stepping-stones, gray river stone, and perennial plantings.

➋ A stone fireplace opens to both a patio at the rear of this home and a raised spa in the lower yard. A large pool with Sandy Point granite coping is surrounded by lawn on three sides, offering a natural transition to the property’s woodland surroundings. ➌ A quaint stone dining terrace, small pool, and mixed plantings have been thoughtfully designed to maximize this area of the property. ➍ Custom white pavers and coping add a resort-like feel to the rear of this modern home. Select plantings add texture and interest to separate spaces while maintaining a minimalist design intent.

Landscape design should enhance the natural environment and enrich the human spirit.

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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 project. We work closely with clients and their architects and builders to explore options, share ideas, and

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develop 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 focus 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 more than thirty years. We have 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 The Asian-inspired courtyard garden leading to the front entry conveys a sense of arrival, an invitation. The garden sets the tone for the house communicating both serenity and drama through its use of stone and water. ➋ While creating an outdoor private garden high above the city, harsh climate, difficult access, and privacy were a few of the challenges addressed throughout the design of this rooftop garden. ➌ A unique fire feature combined with the use of stone and plant material is just one example of successful design creating spaces to gather and share memorable moments with family and friends. ➍ 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.

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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t a Blade of Grass, our team is inspired on a daily basis. We offer a wide variety of services, including awardwinning design, installation, and maintenance throughout the Greater Boston area. We proudly craft unique landscapes that appreciate the needs of both the client and their property. a Blade of Grass was founded upon the devotion to creating high-caliber gardens, while lending a fresh perspective to landscape design. More than 25

years later, we have earned our reputation for precisely that. We maintain several client relationships that were formed by our two founders and have endured through our expansion to over 100 employees. We feel that this speaks volumes to the quality of our services and company values. At a Blade of Grass, we simply love the work we do. We provide our clientele opportunities to get closer to nature in their daily lives—which has proven more crucial than ever over this last year.

Lush gardens enhance this backyard oasis. Relax under the pergola or soak in the hot tub after playing ball on the great lawn.

Celebrating over 27 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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Botanica Fine Gardens

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ow more than ever, we understand the value of having access to fresh fruits and vegetables from a trusted source. Botanica Fine Gardens, R.P. Marzilli & Company’s organic vegetable, fruit, and flower division, cultivates custom home gardens, bringing beauty to your landscape and fresh fare to your table. Botanica’s skilled team of landscape professionals makes gardening the simple, personal joy it was meant to be.

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Our team of Organic Land Care Accredited Professionals is committed to using organic practices for natural fertilization, soil amendments, and microbial food sources. We offer a full range of gardening services, including vegetable, fruit tree, and cuttinggarden plans, installation, and yearround maintenance. We proudly serve the Southeastern New England area, including Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island.

Raised garden beds produce healthy homegrown vegetables and herbs for a kitchen garden.

Vegetables, herbs, and fruits for healthy meals. Flowers for your table’s centerpiece. All grown in your home garden with expert planning and care.

Botanica Fine Gardens 774-277-2575 botanicafinegardens.com

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Hilarie Holdsworth Design

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reating a deep and lasting connection for our clients with their outdoor spaces is one of Hilarie Holdsworth Design’s most important and satisfying goals. To achieve this, we work closely with our clients through a highly creative and robust process to create bespoke environments that strengthen the relationship between home and landscape. We partner with a team of talented and specialized landscape contractors dedicated to excellent workmanship. We oversee, coordinate, and manage

all aspects of our projects’ implementation, carefully guiding each project with a client’s program and budget firmly in mind. Utilizing a wide variety of hardscape materials and layered, textural planting, we enjoy creating spaces for our clients to dine, entertain, rest, cook, garden, recreate, or rejuvenate. All projects large and small share a design philosophy intended to create beautiful, functional, sustainable, and inspiring spaces.

Well-crafted stonework and a lush planting scheme combine to create a stunning pool-side garden at this historic coastal home.

Hilarie Holdsworth Design 19 R. Walker St. Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-2009 hilarieholdsworthdesign.com

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Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture

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ichael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture (MDLA) is a Boston-based design firm serving all of New England. The firm has experience designing challenging coastal properties, suburban landscapes, and a large portfolio of urban roof terraces and courtyards. We also provide design services for real estate developers, institutions, and corporate clients. While our designs are clean-lined and simplistic in approach, a high level of detail, thought, and craftsmanship are

apparent in the final products. Designs often incorporate large massings of plant material for visual impact, creative use of paving materials for scale and texture, and typically have a strong lighting component that enlivens the space at night. Clients appreciate our ability to seamlessly manage a project from beginning to end, our relationships with key craftsman, vendors, and contractors, and our ability to find creative solutions.

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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.

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Though Vermont's Green Mountains are a long way away from Hong Kong, these homeowners wanted to tell the tale— both indoors and out—of their yesterday meeting their today. See page 154.

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“It’s very English countryside, in a way,” says architect John Meyer of this Weston, Massachusetts, home’s dignified exterior. “They have to drive through their porte cochere to get into a service court to get into the garage, so even when they’re going out to get groceries, everybody has to have that experience of coming by the formal part of the house.”

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hen Mari Sugahara Lathrop and her husband, John, decided to construct a house from the ground up in Weston, Massachusetts, it came with a very specific request. “They wanted to build a home that looked like it had been passed down for generations,” says interior designer Mary McGee. “They didn’t want a new build.” ABOVE: “We wanted a fresh spin on the classics,” designer Mary McGee says of the gilt frames that pop on a lavender background. LEFT: Gleaming black doors make the approach to the dining room feel modern and luxe. FACING PAGE: Benjamin Moore Misty Lilac instantly invigorates guests in the foyer, while a Greek key pattern adds detail to the staircase.

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BELOW: “I painted the living room Benjamin Moore’s Marble White because I wanted to make sure I didn’t go too crazy with all these colors,” McGee says. LEFT: The team designed custom sofas upholstered in taupe velvet—a more family-friendly color choice than cream and a complement to the home’s lilacs and lavenders. The dramatic black fireplace surround was inspired by actor-turned-interiordesigner William Haines.

Mission accomplished. With its slaked limewash-and-brick English Georgianinspired exterior and peastone front parking court, the 2013 abode, designed by architect John Meyer, could have hosted any member of ye olde Founding Fathers. “Porches, overhangs, bump outs, and bays give our house that added-onto-over-time quality,” Sugahara Lathrop says. “We even picked a few mismatched-but-close stained-glass colors for the family room

windows to suggest that they’d been replaced over time.” But the interiors tell a slightly different story. “My client was infatuated with William Haines’s style—she liked a little more of that Hollywood [Regency] glamour” married with classicism, says McGee, who designed the original interiors and then returned for an update in 2020. Enter a gauzy purple color palette, inspired by Sugahara Lathrop’s

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“Kitchens are always sort of, I don’t know, cold,” McGee says. “I wanted the breakfast nook to have some prettiness, so we added this Pyne Hollyhock Schumacher pattern I love. It’s just so classic.” The designer commissioned the Frances Adler Elkins-style chairs.

longtime love of the hue, and chinoiserie. When McGee happened upon a hand-painted Gracie wallcovering that set Sugahara Lathrop’s heart aflutter, they sheathed the dining room with it. The covering became the inspiration for the entire home, transforming the Lathrops’ existing art collection into something fresh. “The beautiful purple, silver, and gold peonies, vines, and butterflies all remind me of the beauty and elegance of Japanese gardens and growing up spending my summers in Japan with my grandparents,” Sugahara Lathrop says. “Purple is also my favorite color and symbolizes nobility and strength in Japan.” Benjamin Moore Misty Lilac creates a warm welcome in the foyer. “I thought the lavender with the black accents and the gold frames on the art would just be so unique and different,” McGee says. “It would kind of spotlight some of the antiques you might not otherwise see.” In the cloak room, McGee took the hue full throttle in a gleaming Crayolabright purple. Her advice: “Put the shocking color in the smaller space.” Vintage rattan furniture and accessories and Japanese silk textiles hand selected by Sugahara Lathrop help bring the look down to earth. (The Lathrops have created an endowment to support

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“My client was infatuated with William Haines’s style—she liked a little more of that Hollywood [Regency] glamour.” —Interior designer Mary McGee

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bamboo hardware by P.E. Guerin in the kitchen nods to the homeowner’s love of Japan. A custom lacquered table and jet-black chairs pop against the dining room’s Gracie panels, while homeowner Mari Sugahara Lathrop designed the table runner from her collection of Japanese textiles. In the cloak room, a Clarence House silk velvet cushion adorns a rattan chair from Galerie Vauclair in Paris.

the Japanese textile department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.) “A word that came up a lot in our design meetings was ‘unexpected,’ ” Sugahara Lathrop says. “Our designer and architect helped us create surprising details like the Greek key in the classical Georgian staircase, [and] the black-andwhite graphic Paris Ceramics marble floor in the entry vestibule.” The pièce de résistance is something a silver-screen siren would faint over: a black-marble fireplace surround in the living room dreamt up by McGee and inspired by a William Haines original. It epitomizes a home built in the present but rooted—inside and out—in the past. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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A taxidermy peacock and a zebra hide, both from Creel and Gow, give the chocolate-brown sitting room a whimsical touch. “I like to decorate like that—I like something pretty and then something that is completely contradictory,” McGee says.

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“A word that came up a lot in our design meetings was ‘unexpected.’ ” —Homeowner Mari Sugahara Lathrop

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At the front of the house, sixty-eight linear feet of glass opens interior common rooms—kitchen, dining room, and living room—to the lawn, which landscape architect Soren deNiord punctuated with lava-stone spheres. DeNiord had to regrade the land to compensate for a threeto four-foot elevation change along the glass facade.

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Interior designer Krista Stokes tinted concrete floors forest green, enhancing the indoor-outdoor relation. The entry’s Angela Adams rug softens the glass and concrete. FACING PAGE: DeNiord focused the view on dramatic rock outcroppings in the front yard, which he planted with native species like bush blueberries and sweetspire.

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esigning a house always entails practical decisions that support a family’s lifestyle. But rarely does the process alter the lifestyle itself to the degree it did with this Kennebunkport, Maine, home. Builder Geoff Bowley and his wife, Aja, had two children when they met with architect Jessie Carroll and designer Krista Stokes to talk about the house

that they were conceptualizing in Binnacle Hill, a forested neighborhood Bowley was developing. “Our family was growing, and we knew we needed more room,” observes Bowley. “We would spend, at minimum, the next five to ten years of our life here.” The discussion about the number of bedrooms became “the impetus to talk about whether we would have more children”—albeit,

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ABOVE: In the living room, Stokes balanced costlier details— custom millwork by Derek Preble Cabinetmakers—with a RH coffee table and a CB2 accent chair. BELOW: The fireplace’s "molten metal" plaster, as Stokes describes it, matches the kitchen hood and TV cabinet doors. FACING PAGE: Homeowner Aja Bowley and daughter Elisa are seen here in the kitchen, which features backsplash tiles from Heath Ceramics. A vintage chandelier lights up the dining area.

he admits, a bit sooner than he’d expected. Stokes recalls, “He went in for a house meeting and came out with Aja and me telling him they needed to have another child.” The family has since grown to include three children, a factor that informed aspects of the design. Bowley proposed a U-shaped structure. At the time, Carroll, a New England Home 5 Under 40 winner, worked with Whitten Architects (she now has her own firm), and her team lined glass-walled living spaces along a south-facing yard to maximize passive solar. Two wings—one devoted to a garage and kids’ areas, the other to the primary bedroom—extend from it perpendicularly. An enormous playroom sits above the garage. “It’s away, but because it’s a U shape, you can be in your bedroom and look into the window of the playroom to see what’s going on,” says Carroll. The architecture’s hybrid style blends farmhouse vernacular with modern concepts of openness. “We’re regionalists,” explains principal Rob Whitten. To visually minimize the 4,000-square-foot structure, he and Carroll clad the garage wing—the largest volume—in white shingles. “It makes the garage look like a barn,”

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“IN A FAMILY HOME, it’s important to distinguish between refined moments and playful areas.” —Architect Jessie Carroll

Plenty of glass optimizes passive solar in winter, while generous overhangs protect the home from overheating in summer.

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says Whitten. On the other wings, Thermory, a low-maintenance moisture-proof pine siding, “makes the house look more recessive.” Landscape architect Soren deNiord used the back of the lot to “bring back a bit of the ranginess and woods,” making the inside of the U a kind of woodland courtyard. Out front, a large green lawn with dramatic outcroppings becomes an entertaining and play area. “With Soren, it was lawn and ferns,” says Stokes, who convinced her clients to tint the concrete floors green. “I was having a hard time working in soft elements with all the hard concrete, glass, and stone.” The forest-green tint connects indoors to out and takes the edge off.

As for furnishings, she explains, “We played the game of high and low. I didn’t want to dictate to the three-year-old. I told Geoff that even though they’re going to put their sticky sippy-cup fingers on it, you’re a grown man, and you need a good couch.” So, sophisticated yet fresh items mix with furniture from Room & Board and CB2. This dovetailed perfectly with Carroll’s intentions. “In a family home, it’s important to distinguish between refined moments and playful areas,” she says. The finely crafted details of the home supply the former, while durable materials and Stokes’s softer touches make it ideal for a family that’s a toddler-size larger since the project began.

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Geoff Bowley, Bowley Builders ARCHITECTURE:

Rob Whitten, Russ Tyson, Jessie Carroll, Whitten Architects INTERIOR DESIGN:

Krista Stokes LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Soren deNiord, Soren deNiord Design Studio

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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LEFT: The primary bedroom,

clad in Farrow & Ball's Stiffkey Blue and boasting a Room & Board bed, faces the children's playroom across the courtyard. ABOVE: The screened porch, framed in mahogany, is furnished with outdoor pieces from Industry West.

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EASTERN INFLUENCE

A former home in Hong Kong inspires a new chapter in Vermont. Text by ALYSSA BIRD | Photography by ROB KAROSIS

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At a seventy-eight-acre hilltop property in Norwich, Vermont, indoor-outdoor living was a must, so architect Byron Haynes conceived four outdoor gathering areas, including a covered terrace clad in local Woodbury Gray granite that overlooks the pool area.

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In the living area, a pair of custom chairs are upholstered in two different Romo fabrics. A cabinet holds objects from the homeowners’ travels, and a television displays a coordinating image when not in use. FACING PAGE: Landscape architect Janet Cavanagh worked with Sue Howard of Pyrus Horticultural to create a planting scheme with strong colors that stand up to the bold red exterior trim, a nod to the clients’ love of Asia.

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hen the owners of this seventy-eight-acre Norwich, Vermont, property decided to move their three children back to the States after a nineteen-year stint in Hong Kong, they knew they would need to make some major changes to the site’s existing structure if it was to become their dream house. The couple had purchased the 1970s-built residence in 2008 as a home base when visiting family (the husband 157

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“THE DESIRE FOR AN INDOOR-OUTDOOR FEEL DROVE THE DESIGN, AS WELL AS THE COUPLE’S LOVE OF ASIA.” —Interior designer Denise Welch-May

ABOVE: The living area opens to both the dining space and kitchen, which is outfitted with Arteriors barstools; the table and chairs are the clients’ own, and the custom oak flooring laid in a chevron pattern is from PID Floors. LEFT: An armchair from Jean de Merry sits in the corner of the living area, where a board-formed concrete fireplace takes center stage; one of the client mandates was tall, expansive windows for taking in the mountain vistas.

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is from Norwich, and his parents still live in the area). It served them well as a vacation home, but when the time came to make it a permanent address nine years later, it just wasn’t cutting it. “The original shingled home was charming, but it didn’t take advantage of the expansive views of the Green Mountains or allow for indoor-outdoor living,” says the homeowner.

Taking into consideration the clients’ desire for a more contemporary aesthetic, an open floor plan, outdoor entertaining areas, and lots of windows, architect Byron Haynes conceived a new 5,000-square-foot five-bedroom residence using the footprint of the previous house. “We initially thought about reworking the existing structure, but the only thing we were able to save was the

foundation,” explains Haynes. In doing so, the architect inherited the previous home’s half-step strategy, resulting in a residence with five different half levels as opposed to just two or three full stories. “The house is situated on a hill, so this gradual site grading allows for a smooth transition from house to terraces to pool,” says Haynes, who put a decidedly

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ABOVE: Instead of a freestanding pool

house, the homeowners requested a multipurpose pool room off the main living area. To keep things low-maintenance, interior designer Denise Welch-May upholstered the custom sectional and ottoman in outdoor fabrics. FACING PAGE: Walnut cabinets and sconces from Visual Comfort flank a custom bed in the primary bedroom; the artwork is from the clients’ own collection of pieces accumulated while living in Hong Kong.

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Denise Welch-May, dpf Design BUILDER: Nick Estes, Estes & Gallup LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Janet Cavanagh, Janet Cavanagh Landscape Architect LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR:

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contemporary twist on the traditional Vermont vernacular. Four outdoor gathering areas, including a screened porch, help “blur the transition between inside and out,” notes Haynes. “Each one has its own identity and view, whether it’s of the mountains, forest, or garden.” But perhaps the most impressive outdoor space is the new pool area and its adjacent pool room, located downstairs from the main living space and complete with massive sliding-glass walls, a kitchenette, a bath, and an outdoor shower. “Instead of having a separate pool

house that’s rarely used, we have a fourseason space that’s open during the summer and closed during the winter, when it becomes a cozy television room,” says the homeowner, who worked with decorator Denise Welch-May to furnish the house. “This client loves beautiful materials, pattern, and color,” explains Welch-May. “The desire for an indoor-outdoor feel drove the design, as well as the couple’s love of Asia.” In fact, that love is expressed both inside and out through the use of bright red as the main accent color. “The red exterior trim is something we wanted from the start,” says the

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homeowner. “It’s not only a popular color in Asia, but it’s a nice reference to the rust-red trim on the original house.” According to Welch-May, the interior palette “tips its hat” to the trim, which can be seen from inside as well. The trim also factored into the landscape design. “Our goal was to integrate the house and landscape through color,” says landscape architect Janet Cavanagh, who collaborated with Sue Howard of Pyrus Horticultural on plant selection. “It was a challenge to determine which flowers would match the intensity of the strong red as well as withstand the site’s harsh sun exposure, rock outcrops, and steep grade.” They landed on a palette of gold, red, orange, purple, and blue, planting a limited

ABOVE: Interchangeable glass and screen panels allow this space to operate as a three-season porch. A Kingsley Bate sectional provides ample seating, while the patterned Saxony rug adds visual interest. RIGHT: The pool room contains a bath with an outdoor shower featuring walls of ipe and Vermont-sourced stone mixed with rock blasted from the site.

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variety of perennials en masse to stand up to the grand scale of the vast mountain vistas. And the clients couldn’t be happier with the bold colors at every turn. “Living abroad influenced our design preferences, and many of these colors appeared in our Hong Kong apartment,” says the homeowner. “It feels like we have carried our love of Asia home to Vermont.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

Since this newly built 5,000-square-foot shingled home sits on the foundation of the previous house, Haynes inherited the existing half-step strategy. “The goal was to reference the traditional Vermont vernacular while integrating more contemporary details, such as steel windows,” notes the architect.

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Architect Brad Walker’s contemporary addition ushers the classic midcentury ranch house into the twenty-first century. The landscape plan by Matthew Cunningham and Jen Stephens creates a similar bridge between eras by combining clean, linear stone elements with lushly textured masses of native shrubs, groundcovers, and perennials.

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A suburban Boston home’s update includes an inspired new landscape plan that creates a true connection between indoors and out.

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he best homes, it seems, evolve over time. Take this mid-twentieth-century ranch house on two-thirds of an acre in suburban Boston. Back in 2013, the new owners enlisted architect Brad Walker and landscape architect Matthew Cunningham to make a few changes to the house and yard. In that first phase, Cunningham tore out an overgrown mess of invasive plantings and put in a new lawn. Inside, Walker turned three separate rooms into an expansive living/dining room with a quartet of French doors that opened the house up to the new backyard.

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addition’s ten-foot-tall mahoganytrimmed glass panels ensure a connection between indoors and out; midcentury furnishings include an Eames coffee table and a stainlesssteel mesh chair that Walker proclaims “amazingly comfortable.” Fluffy giant allium add color and texture to the perennial border. Rather than regrade the sloping lot, Cunningham and Stephens tamed it with a series of steps, terraces, and walls.

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THERE WERE INITIALLY TWO SCHEMES FOR THE ADDITION. “THEY DIDN’T HESITATE TO SAY, ‘WE WANT THE MODERN, EXCITING ONE,’ ” SAYS ARCHITECT BRAD WALKER.

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It was a good start, but over time the homeowners began to think both the house and the yard had a lot more potential. When they called on Walker and Cunningham again, they had a much grander plan in mind. As they had in the first phase, the design pros collaborated closely, aiming for a seamless connection between house and land. Walker designed an addition that reads like a modern cube off the back of the house. Clad in horizontally set fiber-cement panels and sporting a wall of ten-foot-tall mahogany-trimmed windows, the addition holds a sunroom, a casual dining area, and a big, bright new kitchen. The architect initially came up with two schemes for the addition. “There was this one, and the other one was more in the vocabulary of the existing house, with matching rooflines and less dramatic glazing,” he explains. To his delight, he says, “They didn’t hesitate to say, ‘We want the modern, exciting one.’ ” Cunningham and project manager Jen Stephens’s new landscape plan is equally

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The first phase of the home’s renovation turned several small rooms into an airy space that includes this living room. The new swimming pool sits several feet above the house; the steps in the background lead to the top of the property. The addition holds the kitchen as well as sitting and dining areas. This is one of a pair of walnut storage boxes Walker devised; the mesh doors slide to connect the two boxes, forming a translucent wall to close off the kitchen from the living room.

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ARCHITECTURE:

Brad Walker, Walker Architects LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Matthew Cunningham, Jen Stephens, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR:

Phil Mastroianni Corporation BUILDER: Cambridgeport Construction INTERIOR DESIGN: Walker Architects

dramatic. Among the many challenges was the sloping nature of the property. “There’s more than forty feet of grade change from the top of the site to the street,” Stephens says. Rather than build a series of terraces and retaining walls, they kept the natural slope and blanketed it with drifts of native perennials and low-growing shrubs. They honored the slope again in designing the swimming pool, setting it several feet above the level of the addition’s floor. “People’s instinct is to flatten the yard,” says Cunningham, “but this is more fun because it really embraces the topography.” At floor level, just outside the wall of windows, sits a pollinator and perennial garden of plantings that ensures color from spring through fall and texture all year long. The landscape pros also created a series of outdoor rooms, including the sitting and dining terraces that flank the cube addition. Bluestone walls, walkways, and stairs direct the flow from one space to the next, and a granite stairway that meanders through sundappled woods leads to the very top of the property, where a deck offers a view across the house to a reservoir in the distance. “We are so grateful,” the homeowner says, not just because both house and yard now meet all her family’s needs, but because the connection between indoors and out is so seamless. “We love how close we can be to nature in every season.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

This rear view of the house shows the two phases of the renovation; to the left is the living area created when Walker combined several small rooms and added a wall of French doors that opens to a new bluestone sitting area, while to the right is the contemporary addition with its new kitchen. The pool was set above grade and screened by a pretty perennial bed so that in the colder months the covered pool doesn’t dominate the view.

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“PEOPLE’S INSTINCT IS TO FLATTEN THE YARD, BUT THIS IS MORE FUN BECAUSE IT REALLY EMBRACES THE TOPOGRAPHY.” —Landscape architect Matthew Cunningham

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The Goal This Royal Barry Wills-designed colonial revival, built in 2000, was transformed into a twenty-firstcentury New England modern farmhouse. The goal was to create a more open, light-filled, and updated space that feels both rustic and modern, reflecting the homeowners’ “less is more” aesthetic. The Elements The roof was reframed with an exposed Douglas fir timber frame, creating a deeper room from front to back. The transitional frame is both structural and decorative, adding warmth and stunning architectural detail. It combines traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery with contemporary black-iron connecting plates. A new granite fireplace adds coziness. Views, natural light, and passive solar were optimized with new and enlarged windows—a 1.5-story picture window reflects the shape of the timber frame and captures the backyard pool view. Douglas fir ceiling paneling matches the timbers. Floors are engineered wide-plank French oak.

Howell Custom Building Group The Riverwalk Complex 370 Merrimack Street, Suite 405 Lawrence, MA 01843 978-989-9440 howellcustombuild.com

The Summary The result is a surprising home—behind a simple, classic exterior hides a light, open, rustic yet modern interior. It’s a place, the family says, “none of us want to leave.” Visit Howell Custom Building Group’s website portfolio (home renovations section) to view a complete Before & After walk-through of this project.

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What’s better than an inspired renovation? Building your dream home right the first time with an experienced designer! That’s the story of this beautiful custom home in Wrentham, MA, which had cabinetry designed by Mary Jane Robillard. The Starting Point The homeowners were referred by Meridian Custom Homes to Mary Jane of Kitchen Views at National Lumber. The Summary New builds can be overwhelming, with countless design decisions to be made for layout, materials, etc. Experienced designers provide crucial recommendations for placement of cabinetry, material selections, and appliances for the best look and flow. Our experienced team makes it come together beautifully. The Challenge The main living area needed to be a space to cook, entertain, and work from home. Mary Jane designed a super functional, extremely well-organized, work-live space with an open floor plan. To keep the long wall of cabinets from looking monotonous, she interspersed color and texture plus pro-style appliances. Other areas of the home with cabinetry and countertops needed to feel cohesive, yet retain their own personality. Kitchen Views at National Lumber Showrooms in MA, RI, and CT 508-DESIGNS kitchenviews.com

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The Starting Point Our client was a sophisticated interior designer who wanted to transform an abandoned home into a classic masterpiece that would be a showcase for her business. The coveted lot had water views and an abundance of sunshine. When the foundation was dug, ledge was discovered and RTH had to develop creative solutions for the foundation and drainage. Despite this unforeseen challenge, RTH did not let it disrupt the tight timeline. The Must-Haves Siting the home to preserve the spectacular water views was a critical part of the project. With the back of the house facing east, the kitchen and primary bedroom are soaked in sunshine each morning. Most importantly for the couple, due to family medical reasons, the home had to be completed within twelve months. An elevator was installed to plan for future needs. And, RTH was able to work with the neighbor to change a roofline that improved our client’s views.

RTHarris Custom Builders, Inc. 117 Kendrick Street Suite 300 Needham, MA 02494 781-844-6073 rtharris.com

The Summary Once the eyesore of the neighborhood, this extraordinary home was finished with the highest quality of craftsmanship and delivered to our client on time. The home has premium finishes reflecting our client’s exquisite taste, with extreme amounts of detail in the moldings, trim, and staircases. The expansive kitchen and family room open up to a lushly landscaped backyard that is an oasis for the family.

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The Goal Our client sought to create a complete backyard entertaining space centered around a swimming pool while incorporating an outdoor kitchen, dining, seating, and lounging terraces as well as a fire element. The client desired a style that was clean-lined and sleek yet still casual. The Challenge The existing site already had all the elements on the client’s wish list; however, the layout was scattered, segmenting the yard, and most elements were nearing the end of their lifespan. Part of our challenge was also to maximize space since the yard is relatively small for all the design components on the wish list. The Elements We worked to create individualized outdoor rooms while also creating a cohesive feel. The spa, which is constructed of solid slabs of bluestone, was integrated into the pool. A breakout firepit area is made more intimate with a simple boxwood hedge perimeter. We constructed a complete outdoor kitchen and bar under a pavilion roof structure flanked with symmetrical pergolas, creating dining and seating terraces.

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

The Turning Point Throughout our design process, the idea of a deck reconfiguration structured the layout and alignment of the firepit, pool, and pavilion. Working with the centerline on the existing architecture, our deck landing with mirrored staircases provides symmetry and a balanced flow.

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The Challenge Many of our projects deal with changes in elevation, but this one was particularly drastic. Part of the challenge was how to situate the elements that the homeowner wanted within the grades of the yard, and the other part was marrying our new landscape to the existing site. Using multiple levels allowed us to create distinct spaces defined by vertical separation and walls, and also to build enough height into the water feature to create some sound and drama. The Goal The homeowners wanted to incorporate a water feature into their landscape, so we partnered with Sean Cudmore, of Pond Creations by Sean, on both the design and execution. What started out as a challenge ended up being the focal point of the backyard, as we were able to incorporate several distinct outdoor rooms centered around the pond and waterfall. The Highlight We finished this project the fall before the pandemic hit. The homeowners are healthcare workers, so the following spring their new landscape became a serene escape.

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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 Challenge Our client, who has a beautiful vacation home in Sweden, Maine, had recently installed over 100 square feet of Sheldon Slate countertops in the kitchen, bar area, and mudroom. The new stone had unexpectedly become etched and stained very quickly. The Backstory Sheldon Slate is a highly metamorphosized slate. This means it was formed by the metamorphosis of mudstone/shale, or sometimes basalt, under relatively low pressure and temperature conditions. It is found in the New England region and is noted for its high quality. It comes in a variety of colors, but our client chose a dark gray, almost black, stone. Although incredibly durable, it will etch if not treated. The Elements Since our client regularly entertains large groups, these counters were a perfect candidate for one of our super-thin stone coating products that prevents future etching and stains. Our crew worked diligently for two days to remove all the etching and water marks on the counters before applying the coating. The results are stunning. Now our client can continue to host guests and forget about the etching and staining worries.

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Boston Stone Restoration Boston Stone Restoration 265 Franklin St., Suite 1702 Boston, MA 02110 781-793-0700 71 Elm St. #9 Foxborough, MA 02035 781-793-0700 100 Independence Dr. Suite 7 #409 Hyannis, MA 02601 617-719-8460 bostonstonerestoration.com M ELIS SA AN D PAU L B U N I S

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Diane Murphy Interiors The Goal The homeowners of this coastal vacation home on the North Shore of Boston love to entertain, but the rooms were closed off and dark, making the house uninviting. After a down-to-the-studs redesign, which included removing walls, widening cased openings, and adding floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, we were able to flood the spaces with natural light and connect the interiors to the expansive ocean views. The Details The pops of deep blue in the fabrics and accessories, sheer window treatments, and shimmering wallpaper echo the natural palette and textures of the ocean, dunes, and sky. The crisp white trim and light engineered-oak floors keep the space feeling open and bright. There is a flow and consistency to all of our selections so as to let the view be the main attraction. The leopard-print stair runner adds some fun to the interiors and gives the home a personalized touch.

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Diane Murphy Interiors 661 Massachusetts Ave. Suite #20 Arlington, MA 02476 978-604-0249 dianemurphyinteriors.com

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The Backstory Built in 1956, this TechBuilt home was constructed from a “kit of parts” designed by architect Carl Koch, an early pioneer of modernism and prefabrication. Intended to be adaptable over time, TechBuilt homes are characterized by their large windows, gable roofs, and exposed structure. While the “bones” of this house were lovely, the home was in dire need of updating and a new layout to suit the new owners’ young family. The Strategy We were pleased to imagine a reconfiguration that works within the home’s original footprint. We gutted and rearranged the interior, including adding a large Scavolini kitchen, inserting a discreet powder room, reconfiguring both full bathrooms and all three bedrooms, insulating the walls and roof, updating all building systems, unifying flooring and ceiling materials, and incorporating new lighting. The Interesting History The original TechBuilt home in Lexington, MA, was featured on the cover of Better, Homes & Gardens in April 1956! Its new configuration illustrates the longevity and adaptability of midcentury homes for today’s families.

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Installations Plus, Inc. The Challenge A brick-adorned 1800s firehouse that was converted into a two-family residence in the 1980s was in serious need of an overall renovation. This shared bath is just one of the spaces in need of a complete style update. The challenge was to bring this bathroom up to date without changing the original footprint. Everything had to go! The new horizontally stacked white tile looks clean and effortless, while the patterned tile is the perfect way to spruce up the space with some whimsy and cheer, all while channeling a clean and crisp aesthetic.

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The Must-Haves A recessed niche is a must-have in any shower, creating a sleek storage space to house all your shower essentials. The tiled recessed niche provides a far more seamless look, rather than having your shampoo bottles pile up on the edge of the tub. The floating vanity and glass door panel were also stunning improvements that helped to accomplish the updated vision.

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TILE INSTALLATION: INSTALLATIONS PLUS, INC. | GENERAL CONTRACTOR: IPI RENOVATIONS ARCHITECT & DESIGNER: LISA ABELES OF ABELES & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS—ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR & GARDEN DESIGN

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Living Swell A Division of East Coast Design

The Challenge Revive an 1800s home stuck in the 1980s to reflect the homeowner’s desire for an updated, brighter aesthetic without tearing out the whole kitchen. The Solution Visionary interior designer Diana James of Living Swell saw the potential in this dark and dated kitchen in a home nestled along Charlestown’s Monument Hill. The house, one of the few stand-alone single-family residences in the area, had tremendous charm dating back to the late 1800s. Diana and team introduced a fresh color scheme by painting the once-heavy espresso cabinetry with a pale, frosted palette and breathing new life onto all the walls with bright whites. This overhaul included new quartz countertops that sparkle and catch the light, a marble backsplash, and rich gold-toned hardware and lighting. The revived island cabinetry is finished in Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue, which provided a pop of color and elegance to the area. Thoughtfully placed punches of nautical blue, cheery coral, and celadon green in the custom drapery, wallcoverings, and finishes create an inviting and elegant space to cook, entertain, and relax.

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Living Swell A Division of East Coast Design 34 Atlantic Avenue Marblehead, MA 01945 781-990-5150 livingswellmarblehead.com DIANA JAMES

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The Challenge Transform this tiny 350-square-foot Provincetown condo with a 1980s aesthetic into a modern, smart seaside getaway. The Solution Using every trick to expand on the views, provide a larger sense of space, and gain efficiency, we removed the flat ceiling to expose the joists and unified the kitchen while adding additional storage. The harbor scene was also opened up with glass sliding doors, and the window above the sink was enlarged to allow more light. The open floating shelves give the space a greater depth, and the mirror behind them reflects the water views. Nautical vibes were a client request. We delivered with teak accents on the boat-inspired dining table and floating shelves. Brass accents continue the theme with ship-cleat handles, naval stools, and faucet. The reflective high-gloss custom cabinets repeat the blue of the water and sky outside, while the new wood floors were stained in a beach-sand hue. Although not a large design project, we delighted in the process, and our client was thrilled with the outcome.

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shor shor luxe home furnishings & custom interior design 240 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657 508-487-7467 shorhome.com

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high design meets high tide luxe home furnishings & custom interior design 240 commercial street / provincetown, ma / 508.487.7467 / shorhome.com

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Inside Out Handsome homes that merge indoor and outdoor spaces.

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3 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS 1 PARTIAL BATH 5,081 SQ. FT. $3,375,000

LIGHT THERAPY This home in Dorset, Vermont, was a passion project designed by its owner to evoke a sense of calm and make the most of natural light. Its sleek interiors and overall minimalist style do both in spades. Architect Brian Mac of Birdseye sited the south-facing house to overlook a meadow with distant views of Equinox Mountain. “The light in the home is extraordinary all year long,” says listing agent Chrissy Carroccio. “Every room has floor-to-ceiling

windows or doors with no obstructions, making the outside a part of the inside.” In keeping with the home’s architecture, contemporary furnishings currently fill the rooms, but it’s not hard to imagine the same spaces filled with antiques and period pieces. Many of the lighting fixtures are understated, while some are pure works of art. Custom details include mitered millwork, hand-cut steel scrim work, yacht-quality doors, and a six-foot-wide floating staircase. A tailor-made garage showcases the owner’s collection of vintage cars. No Porsches? No problem: the space can easily be transformed into an art studio, game room, or home gym. Because he embraced healthy living, the owner selected

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nontoxic materials throughout, says Carroccio. The walls are clad in natural cedar sealed with a special non-VOC milk-based product made in Vermont. Dense insulation and two-inch-thick whiteoak floors keep it cozy during the long Vermont winters. A loft at the top of the stairs is a favorite spot—perfect for reading, writing, bird-watching, or gazing through wide windows that frame the down-valley view toward the village of Manchester, just minutes away. CONTACT: Chrissy Carroccio, TPW Real Estate,

Bondville, Vt., 802-342-2704, tpwrealestate.com, MLS# 4857539

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7 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS 4 PARTIAL BATHS 6,503 SQ. FT. $11,800,000

ISLAND TIME This estate offers a glimpse into “the Block Island you never knew existed,” according to listing agent Rosemary Tobin. Located in an area known for privacy, conservation, and beautiful beaches, the home merges the island’s vernacular style with modern luxury. Both vibes surprisingly work in sync. Designed by architect Dan Costa of Mystic, Connecticut, the post-and-beam main house and barn are both crafted from hemlock. The intentionally discrete

but visually connected structures put nature on display (as do the guest cottage and pool house). “There’s an ease, a saunter, to exploring each aspect of this property,” says Tobin. Walls seem to fade away in the main house, thanks to windows that offer floor-to-ceiling views— especially from the great room to the covered patio and beyond. Pitched ceilings and exposed beams warm up every living space. Ideal for entertaining, the pool house features barn doors that open to the landscape, while a gas fireplace invites intimate gatherings all year long. With its fragrant climbing roses that bloom in the summer, the cozy guest cottage offers a classic coastal feel. This getaway works as both a comfy family home and a magnet for company. Happily, with a total of seven spacious bedrooms, there’s a place for everyone. CONTACT: Rosemary Tobin, Lila Delman

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FUN HOUSE You can see that this Dover, New Hampshire, home embraces its surroundings from the moment you walk through the porte cochere and peer into the front door. A captivating sightline leads the eye through the house, into the backyard, and all the way to the Cocheco River—and beyond. The main house feels somewhat formal with its detailed millwork, barrelvaulted ceilings, and dressed-up fixtures and finishes. Limestone floors with radiant heat provide comfort through-

out the seasons. Views abound—from the bay-windowed sitting area to the primary bath that opens onto a patio. The manicured 16.3-acre property includes an English rose garden, raised vegetable beds, forty varieties of trees, 150 different types of shrubs, and 1,200 perennials. Countless resort-like amenities set this property apart, according to listing agent Barbara Dunkle, who describes it as a playground for grownups. Enjoy everything from boating (note the deepwater dock), to playing tennis and bocce, to fishing in a trout-stocked pond, to practicing your golf game on a chipping green or in a golf simulation room. Other country club-worthy perks include an infinity pool, pub, sauna, home theater, gym, billiards room, guest house, and an 1,800-bottle wine cellar. CONTACT: Barbara Dunkle, The Bean Group,

Portsmouth, N.H., 603-498-7927, beangroup. com, MLS# 4829766

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View James Turrell and Nicholas Mosse’s modern basalt pottery based on the Wedgwood tradition and displayed on furniture made by William Burke.

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The past few months have been busy as we’ve settled into 2022. Even though the pandemic still brings challenges, the design industry proves its resilience by working around supply chain issues, positive tests, and remote meetings. Kicking off with some celebratory news, we congratulate Julie Bangert, who has just been promoted to principal at Hutker Architects. Bangert has worked at the award-winning firm for seven years, directing its marketing campaigns, public relations, and community-outreach initiatives. Her role will expand beyond marketing to include client development and both the employee and client experience. There is big news to report in the window-coverings market. System 7, which includes Boston Shade, has just acquired Back Bay Shutter, a company known for its custom interior wooden shutters. Products by Back Bay Shutter will be on display at the System 7 Experience Center in the Boston Design Center this summer. Kudos to TSP Smart Spaces, which received a Lutron Excellence Award for the home technology solutions it created for the Austurhöfn luxury condominium complex located in Reykjavik’s historic Old Harbour. The award recognizes the home technology company’s usage of lighting controls and smart thermostats. M-Geough celebrated its seventieth anniversary with a bash in its new Boston Design Center showroom. The fete also recognized Jim and Susan M-Geough’s retirement from the company’s day-to-day operations. Jim started working at

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Attend panel discussions, workshops, and demonstrations at this annual event focusing on different aspects of design, from urban planning to bespoke residential.

See interpretive floral arrangements inspired by fifty artworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s collection and designed by professionals and garden clubs.

Various locations throughout greater Boston

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Brokers Welcome his family-owned showroom back in 1969, and he and Susan became known for their impact on the design community. While the M-Geoughs won’t be regular fixtures at the showroom, their legacy continues with company president Eric Haydel. Are you looking to add something to your podcast library? Local design luminary Taniya Nayak debuted a new podcast, The Break, where Nayak interviews inspiring personalities about their “big break” and how it changed the course of their lives and careers. Pop in your earbuds to hear conversations with Ty Pennington, Sabrina Soto, Clinton Kelly, and Carter Oosterhouse, among others. The holiday season is always busy, especially for the design and construction industry as pros race to get families into their homes in time for the festivities. But the crunch didn’t stop many area businesses from giving back to those in need. Living Swell in Marblehead, Massachusetts, hosted an event benefiting HAWC, a Salem, Massachusetts, organization that assists victims of domestic abuse. The team at Adams + Beasley Associates got into the holiday spirit by purchasing and wrapping presents for thirty-two children in Western Massachusetts through Wonderfund. And Dolphin Insulation packaged thousands of meals for The Outreach Program in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Not to be outdone, New England Home was proud to help Sudbury Design Group raise much-needed funds for Household Goods. After an appeal by SDG principal Michael Coutu at the New England Design Hall of Fame Gala for donations to purchase mattresses—and the offer of a large donation match—the effort raised more than $45,000. The generosity of this community continues to make us proud.

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“The Luxury Home Design Summit is an electrifying combination of networking, professional development, and creative inspiration.”

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What Our Attendees Say About The Event “Between its focus on world-leading design and germane business issues critical to all creatives, the Luxury Home Design Summit achieves wonderfully balanced programming.” —MARK A. HUTKER, FAIA, PRINCIPAL AND ARCHITECT, HUTKER ARCHITECTS

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Now in its third year, join us as we host the Luxury Home Design Summit, presented by New England Home with Esteem Media. Attendees will include architects, interior designers, landscape architects/designers, custom builders, contractors, showroom operators, suppliers who serve the luxury design market, and more.

“The Luxury Home Design Summit content was spot on for everyone in the room. It bridged the gap between creativity, running a business, marketing, outreach, and achieving success. I also appreciate the meaningful connections I made with other designers, architects, builders, and vendors, which is vital because we all want to work with people we like. Finally, the summit’s location and format meant we were not being distracted by our offices, allowing everyone to stay present.” —ROBIN GANNON, PRINCIPAL, ROBIN GANNON INTERIORS

“Considering how isolating the last couple of years have been, the Luxury Home Design Summit provides a valuable opportunity to connect with allied professionals both new and old. New England Home curated an engaging group of speakers on a variety of topics; I can’t wait to see who they invite to speak at this year’s summit, and I highly recommend attending if you can!”

“We chose to attend the Luxury Home Design Summit because of its unique contribution to the industry. Hungry for a fresh outlook, we were not disappointed. Thanks to dynamic speakers, relevant information, and a wealth of networking, we emerged with a surplus of ideas to keep our business growing. Next time we attend the summit, we plan to bring even more team members to share in an opportunity that will keep us collaborating and reflecting long after.” —PAUL BANNON, OWNER, BANNON CUSTOM BUILDERS

—JOE WERNER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

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Here&There |

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Boston Design Market

Vivian Robins, Ken Fulk, and New England Home’s Jenna Talbott

The Boston Design Center’s fall market offered a multifaceted opportunity to explore the new layout of the BDC, engage with the Boston design community, and attend numerous events offered during the two-day program. Keynote speakers included Christopher Spitzmiller, Ashley Whittaker, and Ken Fulk.

Guests take part in the Shock Wave Sofa Chats sponsored by Schumacher

Ken Fulk addresses the crowd

Ashley Whittaker and Christopher Spitzmiller talk shop with Chesie Breen

A book signing followed Christopher Spitzmiller and Ashley Whittaker’s presentation

During the event, guests enjoyed cocktail hours and light bites

Christopher Spitzmiller and Ashley Whittaker

The market provided the perfect opportunity for catching up with colleagues and making new connections

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Here&There |

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Mistletoe Masquerade The International Furnishings and Design Association of New England (IFDA) bid farewell to its 2021 president, Jessica Chabot, and welcomed its 2022 president, Larissa Cook, with a holiday masquerade party at the Norfolk Golf Club in Westwood, Massachusetts. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, and games while celebrating the incoming president and the IFDA’s new board members.

Deb Berger of August Interiors and Wayne Southworth of MWI Fiber-Shield

Jacqueline Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services, IFDA 2022 President Larissa Cook of FBN Construction, Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios, and Beezee Honan of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply

Dan Wilson of Kevin Cradock Builders and Heather Dans of Monogram

Chris Magliozzi, Bob Ernst, Larissa Cook, and Peter Griffin of FBN Construction

New England Home’s Jenna Talbott and Vivian Robins of Vivian Robins Design

John Trifone of Minotti and Lauren Hamilton of August Interiors

Cheryl Savit of Savvy Words and Melissa Bunis of Boston Stone Restoration

BRAGB Holiday Party Kyle Trip of simpleHome, Peter Griffin of FBN Construction, and John Nicholas of Oasis Shower Doors

Tara Pavia of simpleHome and Michael P. Sams of Kenney & Sams

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Brian Sprague of Elite Theater, Larissa Cook of FBN Construction, and John Speridakos of Cosmos Painting Company

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston hosted its holiday party at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, Massachusetts. At the sold-out event, BRAGB collected monetary donations, carpentry tools, and personal protection equipment for its Careers in Construction program supporting future carpenters.

Mistletoe Masquerade photography by Ev Dow

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Resources |

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

FLOWER POWERED PAGES 35–42 Interior design: Vani Sayeed, Vani Sayeed Studios, Newton, Mass., 617-618-9543, vanisayeedstudios.com Builder: Martin Conneely, Conneely Contracting, Arlington, Mass., 781-643-8610, conneelycontracting.com Stonework: Cumar, Everett, Mass., 617-389-7818, cumar.com Glassware, placemats, and vases: Didriks, Belmont, Mass., 617-354-5700, Newton Lower Falls, Mass., 617-467-4847, didriks.com SECOND NATURE PAGES 48–56 Landscape design: James Douthit, a Blade of Grass, Sudbury, Mass., 508-358-4500, abladeofgrass.com Architecture: Zac Culbreth, Adams + Beasley Associates, Carlisle, Mass., 978254-5641, adamsbeasley.com Builder: Eric Adams, Adams + Beasley Associates, Carlisle, Mass., 978-254-5641, adamsbeasley.com MODERN MUDROOMS FLORAL SOCIETY PAGE 60 Interior design: Meghan Shadrick, Meghan Shadrick Interiors, Arlington, Mass., 339-368-2900, meghanshadrick.com Cabinetry: Architectural Kitchens, Wellesley, Mass., 781-239-9750, architecturalkitchens.com Decorative painter: Pauline Curtiss, Patina Designs, Boston, 617-653-3319, patina-designs.com CLASSIC COMEBACK PAGE 64 Interior design: Kate Coughlin, Kate Coughlin Interiors, Boston, 617-269-2620, katecoughlininteriors.com Builder: Lien Enterprises Custom Builders, Dracut, Mass., 978-804-5083, liencustombuilders.com THE SPORTING LIFE PAGE 68 Architecture: R & P Lowell Architects, Sherborn, Mass., 508-655-4198, lowellarchitects.com Interior design: Holly Joe, Holly Joe Interiors, Westwood, South Dartmouth, Mass., 781-929-3568, hollyjoeinteriors.com Builder: Henry Ladd, Howland Company, Sherborn, Mass., 508-655-9017, South Dartmouth, Mass., 508-999-7710, howlandcompanyinc.com Cabinetry: Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, Haverhill, Mass., 978-469-0315, walterlanecabinetmaker.com

N.H., 603-795-4400, estes-gallup.com Cabinetry: Hitchcock Woodworking, Wilder, Vt., 802-295-3372, hitchcockcompanies.com Landscape design: Janet Cavanagh, Janet Cavanagh Landscape Architect, South Strafford, Vt., 802-765-4800, jclainc.com THE PAST IS PRESENT PAGES 132–143 Architecture: John Meyer, Tim Haynes, Meyer & Meyer, Boston, 617-266-0555, meyerandmeyerarchitects.com Interior design: Mary McGee, Mary McGee Interiors, 310-775-5314, mary-mcgee.com Builders: Grant Rhode, GF Rhode Construction, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 617-232-6173, gfrhode.com; Joe Trainor, Andrew Trainor, CustomWorks Contracting, Framingham, Mass., 508-405-0005, customworks.us

AND BABY MAKES FIVE PAGES 144–153 Architecture: Rob Whitten, Russ Tyson, Jessie Carroll, Whitten Architects, Portland, Maine, 207-774-0111, whittenarchitects.com Builder: Geoff Bowley, Bowley Builders, Kennebunk, Maine, 207-985-3646, bowleybuilders.com Interior millwork and cabinetry: Derek Preble, Derek Preble Cabinetmakers, Biddeford, Maine, 207-450-2995, derekpreble.com Landscape design: Soren deNiord, Soren deNiord Design Studio, Portland, Maine, 207-400-2450, sorendeniord.com Concrete finishing: Jon Meade, Jon Meade Design, Portland, Maine, 207-773-3323, jonmeadedesign.com Kitchen cabinetry: Henrybuilt, New York, N.Y., 212-966-5797, henrybuilt.com Plasterwork: Amabile Brothers Plastering, Waterboro, Maine, 207-247-8679 EASTERN INFLUENCE PAGES 154–165 Architecture: Byron Haynes, Haynes & Garthwaite Architects, Norwich, Vt., 802-649-3606, hgarchitects.com Interior design: Denise Welch-May, dpf Design, White River Junction, Vt., 802-295-5064, dpfdesign.com Builder: Nick Estes, Estes & Gallup, Lyme,

Garden design: Janet Cavanagh, Janet Cavanagh Landscape Architect, South Strafford, Vt., 802-765-4800, jclainc.com; Sue Howard, Pyrus Horticultural, East Thetford, Vt., 802-299-8585 Landscape contractor: Kevin Brown, E.C. Browns’ Nursery, Thetford Center, Vt., 802-785-2167, ecbrownsnursery.com Audio/video design: AV advisors, Thetford Center, Vt., 802-785-4555, audiovideoadvisors.com Lighting design: J&M Lighting Design, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-5223 Swimming pool: Northeast Pools & Spas, Sharon, Vt., 802-763-3900, northeastpools.net

BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE PAGES 166–173 Architecture: Brad Walker, Walker Architects, Boston, 617-268-5479, walkerarch.com Interior design: Walker Architects, Boston, 617-268-5479, walkerarch.com Landscape design: Matthew Cunningham, Jen Stephens, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., Portland, Maine, 617-905-2246, matthew-cunningham.com Builder: Cambridgeport Construction, Milton, Mass., 857-267-4708, cambridgeport.com Landscape contractor: Phil Mastroianni Corporation, Waltham, Mass., 617-527-8445, pmclandscapeco.com Pool installation: Custom Quality Pools, Billerica, Mass., 978-663-8290, customqualitypools.com

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Advertiser Index a Blade of Grass 122, 184

Flavin Architects 73

Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders 72

Able Moraine 19

Hammerton 27

Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 110–111

Acorn Deck House Company 89

Hawthorn Builders 82

Perfection Fence 112–113

Adams + Beasley Associates 12–13

Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers 67

Pinney Designs 85

Adolfo Perez Architect 43 Authentic Designs 199 Baystate Outdoor Personia 102–103 Better Business Bureau 99 Boston Architectural College 197 Boston Design Week 203 Boston Stone Restoration 185 Botanica Fine Gardens 123 Brown Jordan inside front cover California Closets 39 Cambridgeport Construction 95 Catherine Truman Architects 31 Charles Street Design 128 Chilton Furniture 93 Christopher Hall Architect 55 Christopher Pagliaro Architects 129 Christopher Peacock 10–11 Circa Lighting 41 Clarke Distribution Corporation 49 Crown Point Cabinetry 29 Crown Select 58 Cumar, Inc. 81 Cummings Architecture + Interiors 51 Daher Interior Design 1 Dan Gordon Landscape Architects 130 Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply 65 Designer Draperies of Boston 34 Diane Murphy Interiors, LLC 186 Divine Design Center 16–17 Dolphin Insulation 193 Downsview Kitchens 18 dpf Design, Inc. 197 Faithful Flowers 14–15 FBN Construction Co., LLC outside back cover

Hilarie Holdsworth Design 124 Hisel Flynn Architects, Ltd. 187 Howell Custom Building Group 176–177 Hutker Architects 61 Installations Plus, Inc. 188 Janine Dowling Design, Inc. 91

PRG Rugs 47 R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc. 114–115 Roche Bobois 8–9 RTHarris Custom Builders, Inc. 180–181 Sea-Dar Construction 77 Shope Reno Wharton 87

Jennifer Palumbo, Inc. 71

Shor Home Furnishings & Interior Design 190

Kitchen Views at National Lumber 178–179

Showroom 24

KVC Builders 2–3

Siegel Associates 28

LaBarge Homes 30

SLC Interiors 20

LDa Architecture & Interiors 79

SMEG USA, Inc. 75

League of N.H. Craftsmen 195

Soake Pools 127

LeBlanc Design, LLC 63

SR Fine Home Builders 59

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 4–5

Sudbury Design Group, Inc. 116–117, 182–183

Lighthouse Station at Woods Hole 198 Living Swell 189 LW Interiors 57 Lynch Landscape & Tree Service, Inc. 104–105 Makkas Drapery Workroom 99 Manzi Appraisals 199 Martha’s Vineyard Construction Company 32

System 7 Technology Design/Wolfers inside back cover Systems Design & Integration, Inc. 69 The Granite Place 98 The MacDowell Company, Inc. 118–119 The Tilery at Tree’s Place 174 TMS Architects 6–7 TSP Smart Spaces 83

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC 125

Venegas and Company 53

Michael S. Coffin Landscape Construction 126

WKP Construction 46

Whitten Architects 199

Monogram 33

Youngblood Builders, Inc. 25

Murdough Design 23

ZEN Associates, Inc. 120–121

New England Cedar Fence 106–107 Newton Kitchens & Design 45 Oak Hill Architects, Inc. 195 Oasis Shower Doors/Specialty Glass 97 Onyx Corporation 108–109 Paragon Landscape Construction 100 Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC 90

New England Home, March-April 2022, Volume 17, Number 4 © 2022 by New England Home Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. New England Home (USPS 024-096) is published 6 times a year (JAN, MAR, MAY, JULY, SEP, NOV) by New England Home Magazine, LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118, 617-938-3991. Periodical postage paid at Boston, MA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to New England Home, PO Box 5034, Brentwood, TN 37024. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both zip codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription.

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Last Look |

BY ERIKA AYN FINCH

Designer Trevor Fulmer’s Braided grasscloth wallpaper in the Banshee colorway, part of his new Natural Principles collection.

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Down to Earth ike many of us, Boston interior designer Trevor Fulmer found himself with time on his hands in spring 2020. So he busted out his pastels for the first time since art school and began sketching shapes that would become Natural Principles, a sustainable collection of printed grasscloth wallcoverings and silk and wool rugs featuring bold patterns and an earth-tone color palette. True to the collection’s name, all pieces are created using chemical-free water and vegetable-based inks. At the end of their life cycle, the made-to-order (read: no energy-

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intensive warehouses necessary) rugs and papers will biodegrade rather than take up space in a landfill. A Connecticut print studio produces the wallcoverings, while master weavers in Nepal and India, all members of a nonprofit dedicated to ending child labor, create the rugs. For Fulmer, who’s been concerned about waste generated by the design industry since the start of his career, his first collection just makes sense. “Anything the industry can do to treat the earth better is just smart,” he says. trevorfulmerdesign.com

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