New England Home May - June 2022

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

STYLE & GRACE The Splendor of Spring

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VOLUME 17, ISSUE NO. 5

146 Features 146 Standard Flair

Architect Jan Gleysteen and designer Liz Caan take a Boston-area home from “spec” to spectacular.

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158 Summer Love

A Cape Cod home embodies all that’s wonderful about the warm season in New England.

170 Family Style

A modern, hard-working addition is the new heart of a multigenerational haven in Vermont.

184 Glory Days

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VOLUME 17, ISSUE NO. 5

The Good Life 212 On the Market Exceptional properties for sale in our region.

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

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

232 Last Look Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos makes a statement at the MassArt Art Museum.

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Bespoke Cottage A design dream team collaborates on a Swampscott home for a high-profile local couple and their family.

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Here & There 39 Good Bones A lake house proves modern and organic—and sophisticated and fun—aren’t mutually exclusive.

50 Things We Love Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with these designs.

52 Smith on Style Sister Parish Design’s creative director gives her cottage a bold refresh.

62 Outside Interest An impressive backyard in the suburbs is the perfect place for gatherings both large and small.

72 Things We Love A macaroon-inspired palette creates radiant rooms that uplift the spirit.

80 Inspired Interiors An illustrious New England resort features world-class hospitality with a congenial, residential feel.

92 Artistry Wander among David Stromeyer’s abstract creations at Vermont’s Cold Hollow Sculpture Park.

100 Shop Visit John Robshaw weaves himself into the fabric of New England.

Special Marketing Sections 135 Design Trends 193 What Makes Us Unique

In Every Issue 32 Editor’s Note 228 Advertiser Index 230 Resources

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eyond the office environment, being out in the world is key to our storytelling—and story-finding. The region is booming with creative energy, and I value the opportunity to step away from my desk. Often a chance meeting with a design professional or a road-trip discovery will lead to a feature you’ll find in our pages. While in Vermont last summer, I stumbled upon Lemon Fair Sculpture Park in East Shoreham, which, at the time, exhibited a collaboration between New England Home contributing photographer Susan Teare and her son, Kirk. Inspired by family time in their home, the installation consisted of silk panels printed with Susan’s photographs of doorways and entryways. When suspended from stainless-steel structures and arranged in the landscape to reconstruct the home’s layout, it created a feeling of being both sheltered and exposed. When I shared photos from my visit on Instagram, a follower pointed me to another artist on display at Lemon Fair, sculptor David Stromeyer, who has his own sculpture park, Cold Hollow, on his property in Enosburg Falls, Vermont. You can read about it on page 92. In fact, consider this issue an indispensable guide to design destinations throughout New England. See Tovah Martin’s story about John Robshaw’s new shop on page 100 and Clinton Smith’s ode to Celerie Kemble’s redesign of the Mayflower Inn & Spa on page 80, and I know you’ll add a pilgrimage to Litchfield County, Connecticut, to your road-trip roster. I’m so looking forward to getting out there and am eager for the possibility of new discoveries along the way. With some luck, you’ll read about them next year.

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The owners of this New Hampshire weekend home were adamant about preserving as many trees as possible. “I walked the site with the general contractor, and we talked about every individual tree,” the homeowner says.

HAPPY CAMPERS A lake house proves modern and organic—and sophisticated and fun—aren’t mutually exclusive. BY ERIKA AYN FINCH Photography by Chuck Choi

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The site’s largest glacial boulder, which can be seen behind the stand of trees, acts as both a sculptural piece and a privacy screen for the lake house’s living area. Elevated boardwalks connect the main house and guest house, while lacy ferns soften the hard surfaces.

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Indeed, relationships were at the heart of the matter. The homeowner says he always thought of second homes as headaches, but a dinner-party conversation changed his perspective so quickly he found himself shopping for a weekend retreat for his family of five the same night. “That a lake

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house could be the site for many joyous family memories is obvious,” he says. “What I hadn’t considered was that those memories create a strong sense of gravity that can bring everyone back together, across generations. That really struck a chord with me.” It took several years to find the right house…which turned out to be the wrong house. The family purchased a single-story camp that was elevated on piers with the intent of remodeling and adding a modern addition. They hired Murdough Design after seeing one of the firm’s projects profiled in a magazine, but the design team quickly determined that a new camp inspired by the original made more sense. Completed in 2021, the resulting

structures are defined by an elevated boardwalk that connects the main house with a guest house on the ground level and a bridge with a perforatedmetal walkway that connects the two

ABOVE: In keeping with the summercamp vibe, a swing hangs from the perforated-metal walkway that connects the two roof-decks. That’s an office space and mudroom illuminated inside the house. BELOW: The massive board-form concrete fireplace flows from the ground-floor living room, where it’s woodburning, to the ipe roof-deck, where it’s gas, which means the owners don’t have to worry about hauling logs upstairs or installing spark screens.

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Just on the other side of the living room’s glass wall sits a stone fire ring, the perfect spot for roasting s’mores on summer nights. Architect Tom Murdough used character-grade white oak for the floors, ceiling, and stair treads; the kitchen is on the left, and through the glass on the right you can see the glacial boulder that rests in front of the house.

“ IT WAS OUR INTENTION TO CONNECT TO THE SITE RATHER THAN CLEAR THE SITE.” —Architect Tom Murdough

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TOP TO BOTTOM: The main roof gets its green color from mosses and falling pine needles, an homage to the original roof’s verdant hue. The ceiling plane in the primary bedroom extends beyond the glass wall to diminish the room’s sense of enclosure and make it feel suspended in the trees.

roof-decks on the upper level. “With the building and boardwalk hovering over the landscape, you get a heightened sense of what is architectural and what is natural,” says Murdough. But perhaps it is the happy camper lifestyle—and memories—the design

fosters that is appreciated most. “Tom’s design first brings everyone together in the main areas of the home, and then highlights the natural beauty of the site to encourage us to spend more time outside,” says the homeowner.

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Bright Ideas Sister Parish Design’s creative director gives her cottage a bold refresh.

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For design scion Eliza Crater Harris, 2020 was a milestone year. She and her husband, Will, welcomed a new baby boy. They moved into a house in Connecticut’s Litchfield County that dates back to the nineteenth century and quickly proceeded to decorate. At the same time there’s a global pandemic happening, Crater Harris continued to serve as the creative director of her family’s storied fabric and textile company, Sister Parish Design, ushering in a new performance line of fabrics and an innovative collaboration with

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COVID, and I was wanting a sense of escapism within my own house,” she says. “I started in the rooms that we were using most,” Crater Harris says of the process, beginning with her son’s nursery, then moving on to a tricky dining room that has five doorways (not to mention even more windows) leading in and out of it. “It kind of acts like a hallway,” she says of the now grasscloth-clad space. “It was just really dreary, so I needed to fix this room

(1) Farrow & Ball Cook’s Blue covers the ceiling and mantel in the dining room. (2) The valances feature Sister Parish Design’s Serendipity pattern in beige. (3) The company’s Palms Grasscloth in green-gold brings color, pattern, and texture to a formerly dark space. (4) Dining chairs sport slipcovers in Sister Parish Design’s Sister’s Stripes With Lattice Fabric in blue-brown.

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immediately.” Instead of trying to camouflage all of the passageways, Crater Harris turned her attention to them, bestowing each with its own fanciful fabric-laded valance. “I thought it was better to accentuate rather than to try to disguise them.”

A cozy den—with all sorts of creature comforts, including plump upholstery for lounging—features the aforementioned new Sister Parish performance fabrics. Their soft hand makes them equally suited for indoors or out. “All the fabrics are made out of recycled water bottles,” says Crater Harris. “It feels really good, it’s made in America, and it’s beautiful. We are so proud to sell it.” As for the main bedroom, a striped red-and-white tree-of-life wallpaper in the company’s Sintra pattern envelopes the space. “I kept it to one color scheme, and the pattern does bring this kind of serenity to the room,” Crater Harris explains. The company’s iconic Desmond wallpaper on the ceiling offers a subtle contrast, a pattern one can get lost in. Says Crater Harris: “It looks like a starry night.” Indeed, these are the rooms dreams are made of. EDITOR'S NOTE: Sister Parish Design is

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or a Weston, Massachusetts, couple with three small children, a dog, and a penchant for entertaining, an outdoor oasis with all the bells and whistles was nonnegotiable. So, after renovating the interior of their classic Shingle-style home with the help of designer Rachel Reider, the homeowners embarked on phase two of the project: redeveloping the property to include a pool, a pool pavilion, an outdoor kitchen, a spa, an outdoor shower, and a new full bath in the gut-renovated basement that connects to the backyard.

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A pool pavilion designed by architect Kevin ten Brinke is the focal point of this new backyard entertaining area in Weston, Massachusetts. Interior designer Rachel Reider furnished the space with a sofa and coffee table from Sutherland, pillows upholstered in a Perennials fabric, and a rug from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting.

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is the pool pavilion, which serves as a second family room with its cozy heated sitting area, a fireplace, and a television. “By adding a bathroom to the basement, we were able to maintain an open pool pavilion without any enclosed

spaces,” explains ten Brinke. “We incorporated columns, a copper roof, and Douglas fir beams—which all appear on the main house—to make the pool pavilion feel like it has always been there.” Adjacent to the sitting area, beneath a pergola, sits an outdoor kitchen complete with a smoker and a pizza oven. Sudbury Design Group was instrumental in the overall planning of the site, factoring into the equation the homeowners’ penchant for hosting large events that occasionally require space for a dance floor, extensive lighting, and audio. With a palette of materials that includes granite, bluestone, and ipe, along with a mix of colorful blooms, boxwoods, and grasses, the firm devised

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Ten Brinke designed the pavilion to complement the aesthetic of the main residence, incorporating columns, Douglas fir beams, stone, shingles, and a copper roof; on either side of the fireplace are storage closets for firewood and towels.

“THE BACKYARD FUNCTIONS AS A SERIES OF ROOMS, WITH THE PLANTINGS SERVING AS ROOM SEPARATORS.” —Landscape architect Scot Indermuehle

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The pavilion features a built-in stone

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a scheme in which the various spaces feel cohesive yet private. “The backyard functions as a series of rooms, with the plantings serving as room separators,” explains Scot Indermuehle, a senior project manager at Sudbury Design Group. “You can see from one area to another, but each space is its own.” The firm’s owner, Michael Coutu, adds, “The architecture and hardscape are very strong elements, so it was important that the softscape complement those things while providing pops of color.” Aside from helping with material selection, Reider furnished each space in keeping with the rest of the home. “This is a classic-looking house, but the clients’ taste is more modern,” says the designer. “We used contemporary pieces, durable materials, organic elements, and lots of texture to create a layered, elevated style.” EDITOR'S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Celerie Kemble’s redesigned lobby at the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Conn., features a whimsical wallpaper that plays up the room’s dramatic height to great effect; the buffet and mirror are by William Yeoward.

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INSPIRED INTERIORS TOP TO BOTTOM: Saturated color draws guests into the resort’s intimate parlor room, which seemingly glows. The resort’s classic facade belies the playful vibe within.

“Playa Grande and the Mayflower are so personal in nature—the appeal to these hotels is in how home-like they are. We used vintage elements in both, and we used fabrics from to-the-trade resources,” says Kemble of the Washington, Connecticut, property, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection. “In using a lot of vintage things, you have to be willing to forgive the flaws, and you have to give yourself time to collect all of the pieces, which in the case of the Mayflower, took a year of patient and persistent shopping.” A common thread—the kaleidoscope of colors running throughout—keeps it all feeling harmonious and not the least bit riotous. “Texture, natural things, and patina are what I hope hold everything

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together,” says Kemble. “I wanted to strike a delicate juxtaposition of scale, use of organic materials, plenty of linen, a lot of sisal, and objects that have beautifully aged. Nothing is too tidy and intact. Everything has a graceful softness around the edges. Nothing is too high contrast.” Big doses of pattern and whimsy are imbued throughout, as well, with nary a feeling of it being too casual for a famed resort. On the contrary, that play-

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fulness comes across as sophisticated in a time when seas of beige and greige often run unchecked in resort public spaces. “We were designing to have an enduring level of taste that would feel classic, but also fresh for now,” says Kemble. “I always believe that though not everyone will like your design— whether you play it safe or not—it’s important to at least aim for strong impact that makes a room memorable. Character and punch can be delivered in so many ways that are still classic but exciting.” How Kemble conveys a joyful, whimsical vibe without being too saccharine is most evident in the garden room, a central gathering spot for meals where guests often start and end their days, and which leaves them smiling from ear

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to ear. And lest you think any of the elements are too orchestrated, the Mayflower leaves plenty of room for serendipity, the art of discovery, and creating one’s own memories, especially with the property’s many “Experiences.” You might consider a class on spirit guides in May, the opening of an art installation in the Mayflower’s library in June,

or a year-round private design consultation at nearby interiors destination George Home. You can even take a pottery lesson with ceramicist Charlie Dumais in his Litchfield studio and afterward post a photo of your creation in that aforementioned— and eminently photogenic—garden room. Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn., aubergeresorts.com/mayflower/

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Man of Steel Wander among artist David Stromeyer’s abstract creations at Vermont’s Cold Hollow Sculpture Park. BY ROBERT KIENER

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didn’t know steel could do that.” This is the comment that artist David Stromeyer hears time and time again from first-time viewers of his monumental steel sculptures. The trim, tousle-haired seventy-six-year-old smiles as he explains, “I suppose most people think of steel as rigid and stiff, so they are surprised when they see the ways I have worked the steel by bending and twisting it.” He pauses for a beat and continues, “I often say that what I am doing is ‘pushing’ steel and celebrating its plastic qualities.”

ABOVE: Jumoke (2013),

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From mid-June through early October, visitors to Stromeyer’s 200-acre Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, where he lives, works, and exhibits seventy of his sculptures, can walk among the rolling hills and pastures and see for themselves how the artist has seemingly done the impossible. His abstract-expressionist creations swoop,

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“ MY WORK HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT GENERATING AN EXPERIENCE WITH THE VIEWER.” —Sculptor David Stromeyer

soar, and spark the imagination, all while appearing to be as flexible and pliable as clay. To achieve the desired result, Stromeyer works with heavy-duty industrial tools and machines, such as a 150-ton hydraulic press, to coldbend and shape the steel. For inspiration, the artist looks everywhere and absorbs everything, from dance and sailing to caves. But he’s reluctant to delve deeper into the meaning of his works because he wants to give viewers the freedom to experience the sculptures as they wish. What he will admit, however, is his lifelong fascination with the importance of play and the way it fuels his artistic vision. “I am always trying to approach my work with a child’s sense of wonderment,”

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Although Stromeyer has been sculpting since 1970, he only recently opened his remote property to the public, where many of the monoliths can be purchased. (For art collectors who might not have the space for a sixteen-foot-tall sculpture, Stromeyer’s small-scale multimedia works can be found on his website.) “My work has always been about generating an experience with the viewer and creating something that

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will resonate with them,” he says. “The park is a great way to help with that. In fact, for many years, I have thought of my sculptures as individual expressions, but I’ve come to realize that I’ve always been working on one big artwork, which is the park.” EDITOR'S NOTE: David Stromeyer’s work can be experienced at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls, Vt., coldhollowsculpturepark. com. See more of his work at davidstromeyer. com. Photograph by David Stromeyer

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here. It’s a testing ground for ideas.” Turning out seventy-five to 100 new prints every six months, Robshaw’s shop serves casual shoppers and design professionals alike. Aside from the fabrics, a slew of bone-inlay cabinets, sculptural pieces, and tribal vessels from Pakistan, India, Turkey, and Uzbekistan abound. It all feels so comfortable. John Robshaw, Falls Village, Conn., johnrobshaw.com

groove into the region’s historic homes. Robshaw and his family had been weekending in Sharon for years, and though Robshaw’s company still maintains a studio in New York City, rather than investing in pricey New York shop space, the designer opted to open a showroom (with a studio on the second floor) in Falls Village. The neighborhood was Robshaw ready. “This is a hotbed of interior design,” he quickly realized of the tiny town that also boasts the artisanal collective 100 Main. “There’s so much energy and versatility running around

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The mossgreen shop with black trim was formerly a humble village home. The decorative arts of the Mughal Empire inspired the shape of the headboard in this bedroom. Exotic animals create a theme for Robshaw's handembroidered tea napkins.

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Throughout the residence, an eclectic mix of furnishings, art, and accessories engages the senses. In homeowner Jenny Johnson's chic office area, Johnson works from Universal Furniture's Carmichael Accent Chair. The nubby rug from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting adds a layer of coziness. The vases are from The Chatham Home.

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enny Johnson, the Emmywinning host of NESN’s Dining Playbook and Comcast Newsmakers, and her husband, N Magazine editor and author Robert Cocuzzo, partnered with New England Home to reimagine the couple’s newly purchased cottage along Boston’s North Shore. The goal was to reinterpret the 1903 home for life in the twenty-first century, so Johnson and New England Home teamed up with an award-winning interior designer, a renowned builder, and a curated collective of local, regional, and national partners to make the family’s vision a reality without sacrificing the sought-after charm and character that defined the cottage’s original spaces. “We’re storytellers by profession,” says Johnson, “so it was important to us that our home told a story from the moment we walked in.” To help

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A stylish vignette in the living room features an array of natural textures, including Dexter accent chairs and Abaca Cube ottomans, all from Universal Furniture. A vase, tray, and footed bowl, all from Lekker Home, sit on the Long Key Console Table from Universal Furniture.

The living room is the heart of the young family’s home, and it also serves as a busy pass-through to almost all other areas of the residence, so a floating furniture arrangement was devised to leave pathways unobstructed. The Tate Sofa, flanked by a pair of Mitchum end tables, is grouped with two leather Eden accent chairs, all by Universal Furniture. In front of the windows, two Dexter accent chairs flank the Scatter Table, also all by Universal Furniture. The Anette floor lamps are from Circa Lighting. The area rug and stair runner are from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting. Artwork by Judith Bigham hangs above the mantel, which is adorned with accessories from Lekker Home.

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“We’re storytellers by profession, so it was important to us that our home told a story from the moment we walked in.” —Homeowner Jenny Johnson

draft that narrative, Winchester-based interior designer Kate Maloney Albiani was called upon for her expertise and educated eye to marry vintage charm with the contemporary needs of a young family’s active lifestyle. Known for her deft ability to mix old and new, along with color, pattern, and a certain joie de vivre, Maloney

Albiani was the ideal choice to imbue the vintage cottage with a veritable breath of fresh air. “I take a lot of cues from the architecture itself, and then I also try to consider the family that’s going to be occupying the space,” says Maloney Albiani of her process. “So I often bridge the gap with textiles and soft goods to help me mix a

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The dining room features a textured grasscloth by Innovations, available through Studio 534 in the Boston Design Center, and is grounded by a rug from Landry & Arcari. The mix of patterned fabrics on the chairs and on the curtains are the perfect juxtaposition to the rug’s subtle pattern. The artwork is by Dani McClure.

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younger flavor into a more traditional setting.” Unique rugs from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting also give individual spaces a personal point of view, even as rooms flow one into the other. “All of the downstairs rugs are different and define the spaces differently, but they flow really successfully,” says Maloney Albiani. The public living spaces and private quarters incorporate stylish and family-friendly upholstery, case goods, and other furnishings by Universal Furniture. A chic mix of different textures and finishes, along with sleek and eye-catching silhouettes, effortlessly melds with the spaces they inhabit.

Two different styles of rugs from Landry & Arcari define the sunroom’s two distinct seating areas. A pair of sculptural Wells accent chairs from Universal Furniture and a drink drop table from Dunes and Duchess create a cozy reading area by the fireplace. The Benton Adjustable Floor Lamp is from Circa Lighting.

Universal Furniture’s Jensen Accent Chair, Emmerson Sofa, and Modern End Table, plus Ellisha Alexina throw pillows and an O&G Studio table lamp, create a comfortable place for gathering and watching TV.

“Kate helped us identify the look we were seeking for each room while also ensuring that they flowed harmoniously from one to another.” —Homeowner Jenny Johnson

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The home’s primary bath was renovated into a spa-like sybaritic retreat by FBN Construction. One of the room’s focal points is the Interlude vanity in Morel by Bertch, which is available through Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply. The Edie sconces are from Circa Lighting.

One of the biggest feats of the project was a newly renovated primary bath, as well as the addition of a new shared bath created from unused closet space. Enter builder FBN Construction and the pros at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply to work their magic.

“I am so grateful to FBN Construction and Designer Bath and the partnerships they brought to the table,” says Maloney Albiani. “When you’re designing something very technical like these baths, strong partners become imperative. Designers have the vision and the conceptual idea of what we want

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The Formoso Petite Bathtub is complemented by a Taos Floormount Tub Filler with Handshower, both by Crosswater London and available through Designer Bath. The rug is from Landry & Arcari. The artwork is by Lauren Marttila.

The Taos Widespread Basin Faucet is by Crosswater London from Designer Bath. The mirror is from Anthropologie.

Tile and marble in the primary bath include a mix of glass mosaics, herringbone patterns, and hexagon designs from DiscoverTile to add visual interest to the ethereal design. The Statuario marble from Cumar used for the countertop and the shower jamb and niche features a bright white background and softyet-distinct gray veining. Oasis Shower Doors expertly installed the neo-angled shower enclosure. The shower control and showerhead are the Taos Pressure-balance Shower Set Trim, available through Designer Bath.

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A new shared bath was created out of unused closet space. The bathroom floor, shower floor, and shower accent wall all feature a matte marble-look three-quarterinch recycled-glass penny-round mosaic from DiscoverTile. The shower control system features Crosswater London’s Belgravia 1000 Thermostatic Valve Trim With Single Integrated Volume Control and Cross Handles. The shower doors from Oasis Shower Doors were hinged off a glass panel, instead of the wall, to keep the towel bars from hitting the walls. The shower jamb is Calacatta Lux quartzite from Cumar.

The Calacatta Lux countertop from Cumar is a soft-white quartzite with a linear, thin, soft-gray vein. Crosswater London’s Belgravia Single-hole Basin Faucet with Cross Handles is from Designer Bath.

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As far as that genius move to create a new bath out of previously unused space, Ernst is a house detective, of sorts. “I have personally been able to carve out a number of these unique and efficient bathrooms where others might have overlooked the possibilities,” he says, “so I always approach them with a positive attitude and an open mind.” Once the foundation was laid and layers were added, the focus turned to ambience. “Lighting is a really nice way to bring in additional personality to the architecture and is the least permanent of all of the architectural choices,” says Maloney Albiani, “so you can have a bit of fun.” And with this renovation, “a bit of fun” seemed to be an apropos capstone for both the collaborative partners and homeowners. Welcome home!

In daughter Vienna’s closet, California Closets design consultant Hailee Jacobsen took advantage of every inch of usable space, maximizing functionality while keeping things accessible. Vienna's room features floral throw pillows from Cheeky Monkey Home, bedding from The Chatham Home, the Clout Small Sconce from Circa Lighting, and a plush rug from Landry & Arcari.

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between design and function by incorporating playful elements with traditional design that really complements the architecture. From the nautical feel of the Marine Porthole flush mounts to the classic line of the Mykonos chandelier, Circa Lighting is showcased in a beautiful light.” —Bridget Toolan, Circa Lighting Boston

mosaic pairs elegantly with the marble used in the rest of the space. In the kids’ bath, the recycled glass pennies are both playful and sophisticated. They are the perfect choice for a nursery bath that will transition through the years as the daughters grow into young adults.” —Jill Adler and Paige de Santis, DiscoverTile

“I worked with the team to select items that combined great design with a high level of functionality. By choosing faucets and shower elements to coordinate with the other stylistic components of the bathrooms, we successfully curated a seamless and multilayered composition with the fixtures playing a strong role in the overall decor scheme. In the primary bath, for example, the lines of the faucets and tub are sleek and clean, but they complement a more transitional aesthetic without pulling it too far toward a modern look. We have found these products morph into whatever style surrounds them, almost becoming chameleons in the overall design scheme.” —Mindy Sevinor, Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply

“Kate and Jenny chose a Statuario marble for the primary bath. Statuario is a prestigious marble that has been used in architecture and sculpture since ancient Roman times. The marble’s bright white background and soft but distinct gray veining make it a classic, timeless choice compatible with many design styles. For the second bathroom, they selected Calacatta Lux, a soft white quartzite with a linear, thin, soft gray vein. Quartzite has gained much popularity in recent years due not only to its veining and coloring but also its durability. True quartzites are etch resistant, and etching is the most common ailment of other stones.” —Carlotta Cubi Mandra, Cumar

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RIGHT: Gleysteen added a curved soffit and benches just inside the door to create a sense of arrival and surrounded the Palladian window with recessed paneling. LEFT: The entry is stately, but designer Liz Caan deployed a quiet Swedish pinstripe rather than damask or similarly fancy wallpaper to keep things down-toearth. A Julie Neill chandelier hangs over a simple raw-wood table.

The operative word in “spec home” is “speculative.” Builders

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room’s solid upholstery colors— red on the Bunny Williams chair, pink Holland & Sherry wool for the ottoman, and citrine for the pillows—were pulled from the sofa’s Raoul Textiles fabric. The owners’ dining table, chairs, and rug took on a midcentury vibe by swathing walls in a Christopher Farr Cloth moss-colored hemp wallcovering and draping windows in a wavy print. In a corridor that functions as a gallery, Caan mixed collected art with framed artwork by the couple’s daughters.

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quick to feel dated, their fate, not infrequently, is demolition or gut renovation. That went against the worldview of the owners of this home on the outskirts of Boston. It felt wasteful and, they believed, would send the wrong message to their three teenage daughters. “The idea was to recycle a perfectly designed house for another generation,” says architect Jan Gleysteen. His and designer Liz Caan’s responses were largely cosmetic, the exceptions being a mudroom entry (now doubleheight and flooded with light) and baths, which all needed upgrading. The facelift began outside. “Jan took out the quoin system at the corners and created pilasters,” says builder Martin Deane. This framed the 5,500-square-foot house in a way that appeared less fussy and more accurately reflected the owners’ personalities, which Caan describes as “pragmatic and low-key.” Gleysteen also took advantage of the Charles River views by adding dormers and expansive windows to the rear facade.

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A new ceiling coffer adds heft to the existing kitchen. Caan freshened things with O&G Studio barstools painted aubergine. The colored glass bottle collection inspired the palette. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: The old library became a homework/project room with a custom library table and chairs covered in a lively Schumacher patchwork pattern; the artwork is by the girls. Caan made the powder room “circus-y and playful” with a colorful Pierre Frey striped wallpaper, Global Views mirror, and Zipper sconces from The Urban Electric Co.

Inside, says the architect, “Our major contribution was to apply molding and detail to make the house look more elegant and classic. It’s an easy thing to do,” he explains, enumerating four basic tactics: “Add wainscoting to the walls”—which required Deane to remove the bottom section of plaster so the wainscoting would align more neatly—“put beams on the ceiling, throw in an arch here and there to impart a sense of style and vary the rectilinearity, then add extra crown moldings, beadboard ceilings, and extra paneling.” Caan’s approach was also four-pronged. “To show their daughters that we don’t just throw things out,” she says, “we used as

much of their furniture as we could.” Any pieces Caan added were predicated first on comfort and ease, and second on creating a balance of classically grounded furniture with more contemporary lines to bring interiors into the twenty-first century. “We also brightened up colors, making them more current and unexpected,” she says. Finally, “A lot of textured and natural materials were really important to make things less shiny and more real.” For the palette, Caan drew jewel tones from the wife’s glass bottle collection, the husband’s attire (specifically the aubergine pants he sometimes sported at design meetings), and the family’s sunny personalities.

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The classic-contemporary mix manifests in juxtapositions such as a blocky modern table paired with a traditional light fixture and aubergine high-back Windsor chairs (breakfast room), classic lantern fixtures over a bright Missoni flame-stitch striped runner (hallway), and a modern minimalist chandelier suspended over a Jacobean-style settle in the mudroom. The results look anything but “spec.” Yet the home doesn’t exude the preciousness and overt luxury of many a custom home. It’s a hybrid with an unpretentious purpose, observes Caan, “to foster togetherness and family time.” Gleysteen’s architectural interventions give the residence graciousness without glitz, and Caan’s revamped interior design, she says, feels “approachable, comfortable, and happy.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

RENOVATION ARCHITECTURE:

Jan Gleysteen, Jan Gleysteen Architects INTERIOR DESIGN:

Liz Caan, Liz Caan & Co. RENOVATION BUILDER:

Martin Deane, Kells Construction

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The original mudroom ceiling was low. Builder Martin Deane removed part of the second floor, cantilevering the corner of the stair, cut a skylight in the ceiling, and laid Belgian bluestone floors. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: Furniture-like his-and-her vanities in the primary bath were fitted with Waterworks hardware and plumbing fixtures. The laundry room floor tile from Clé reminded Caan of shirt buttons.

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Gleysteen upgraded finishes in the enclosed porch to create a more comfortable, refined place to lounge on McKinnon and Harris outdoor furniture.

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A porch stretches across the back of the Osterville home, offering any number of opportunities to relax and enjoy the view. Here, a dining area sports an updated version of directors’ chairs, outfitted in classic nautical stripes. FACING PAGE: The homeowners’ dinnerware, including the raffiawrapped salt and pepper shakers, sets an idyllic summer scene.

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he couple loved the turn-of-the-last-century look of the Shingle-style house overlooking the water in Osterville, Massachusetts. With its multiple rooflines, a gracious front entry, a porch extending the entire back of the house, and endless water views, it seemed the perfect place to spend long days reveling in the glories of a Cape Cod summer.

ABOVE: Architect Patrick Ahearn reworked aspects of the exterior, replacing the windows in the stairwell turret and introducing new stay and railing details to the front entry to enhance the gracious Shingle-style home. FACING PAGE: A Dutch door bids welcome, and a vintage driftwood-base table sets a tone that nods to the location without being stereotypically beachy.

They were less enamored with the interior. Although the house was built in the 1990s, it had an older feel. “It was very formal, with a lot of arches and pilasters,” says interior designer Robin Gannon. The floor plan, too, felt like it belonged to an earlier century, with a formal, ornate center stairway, and a series of small rooms rather than the openness today’s families prefer. Says architect Patrick Ahearn, “There were a number of circulation issues. We wanted to open things up, have the

kitchen, family room, and dining room all work together as one.” Working with local builder E.J. Jaxtimer, Ahearn gutted the house, creating a more fluid floor plan that lets sunlight flood the home from dawn to dusk and makes the most of the water views. The new architectural details, from the graceful stairway railings to the beadboard ceilings and vertical shiplap walls, are elegant without feeling stuffy. Throughout the home, Gannon and her clients strove for design that references the location without sliding

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BELOW: Rattan chairs with playful zebra-fabric seats gather around the oak dining table. A colorful rag Kilim rug and a contemporary Blueprint Lighting fixture further the casual vibe. FACING PAGE: Ahearn stripped away heavy ornamental interior architecture, creating an airy new stairway with a classic Cape Cod feel. Designer Robin Gannon made use of much of the owners’ furniture from their previous home, including the stair platform’s table and artwork.

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into what the designer calls kitschy coastal. “The mantra was to take the colors on the outside—the marsh grasses, the sand, and of course the ocean and sky—and put them inside,” she says. “We tried to nod to the location, for sure, but you don’t need to be reminded every place you look that you’re on the Cape.” The new front entry sports a friendly Dutch door, setting a welcoming, laid-

back tone. The driftwood-base table that offers a place to drop keys or the day’s mail is a vintage find. Gannon wrapped the wood top with linen for a fresh feel. “Vintage pieces have personality and history,” she explains. “They help create the casual feel instead of having everything be brand-new.” The stairway’s raised platform made a perfect spot for another shot of person-

ABOVE: Gannon cleverly refurbished many pieces from the homeowners’ suburban Boston home, including the sofa, once a staid cream linen but now clad in a bright, contemporary Christopher Farr fabric. FACING PAGE: A window-lined corner of the living room holds rattan chairs and a vintage McGuire game table.

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ABOVE: The classic white kitchen

gets a spark from a blue refrigerator with an old icebox feel and counter stools that wear an indestructible fabric by Christopher Farr for Perennials. BELOW: Stars (in the Popham Design Moroccan tile on the floor) and stripes (in the C&C Milano wallcovering) give a powder room playful energy. FACING PAGE: The pantry off the kitchen takes a whimsical turn with Jennifer Shorto’s Orange & Leaves wallpaper.

ality, this time in the form of a table and a favorite painting the owners brought from their suburban Boston home. Much of the home’s furniture, in fact, came along from the owners’ previous house, although Gannon says most of it is unrecognizable. In the living room, a once cream-colored sofa now sports a fun, graphic fabric in red, white, and blue. “It’s a bit of Americana, and it feels Cape Cod but without being too literal,” Gannon says. Bobbin chairs of black with dark-blue velvet were given new life with a coat of white paint and a pretty sky-blue fabric. And the formerly dark coffee table, now wrapped in raffia and painted, looks completely at home in its new setting. A blue-and-white palette predominates, but here and there Gannon stepped outside the lines. The pantry off the kitchen, for instance, is a delightful departure with cabinetry painted a green

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ABOVE: A photo of a Cape Cod sunset by the homeowner prompted Gannon’s choice of coral accents in a guest room. The high-backed Hickory Chair beds are slipcovered in a Schumacher fabric. “I love a slipcover on a bed,” Gannon says. “It’s a fun way to introduce another fabric, and it gives a space a casual element.” FACING PAGE: The porch holds a breakfast area off the guest bedroom.

pulled in from the gardens outside, and a powder room with red-and-white-striped walls and a star-covered blue tile has all the sparkle of the Fourth of July. For its happy owners, the home is the perfect combination of yesteryear elegance and modern-day comfort.

ARCHITECTURE:

Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect INTERIOR DESIGN:

Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors BUILDER:

E.J. Jaxtimer, E.J. Jaxtimer Builder

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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The concrete cladding architect Elizabeth Herrmann used for the addition is a modern take on the barn’s traditional clapboard siding. The elements of the custom weathervane represent sports that the owners’ children played: ice hockey, field hockey, rugby, and lacrosse.

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A modern, hard-working addition is the new heart of a multigenerational haven in Vermont.

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BELOW: To highlight the juxtaposition of the old and new buildings, Herrmann approached the design of the connector with a light touch. The addition includes a stairway and elevator that runs from the basement to the bedrooms on the second floor. “It’s a house for every generation,” Herrmann says. FACING PAGE: Large sliders on the end of the addition spill out to the play lawn. Most of the landscape was in place long before the addition was built.

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his Pennsylvania family’s love affair with Vermont started nearly thirty years ago, over a pancake breakfast at the Middlebury Inn. “It was the maple syrup that did it,” the homeowner jokes, referencing their eldest son’s decision to play ice hockey for Middlebury College. It was the community, and their other three kids who also attended the school, that kept them coming back. 173

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CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW: “The three trees are reminiscent of the classic trees found in a meadow when a farmer plows around a stone or group of stones and allows the trees to grow. In concert with the walls, they provide a visual cue to the path and destination,” says landscape architect H. Keith Wagner. A mowed path through the pasture leads to the pondside firepit. A pared-down connector that runs from the front of the house to the back links the existing barn structure at the left with the addition at the right.

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“ THEY KEEP BOTH DOORS OPEN IN THE SUMMER, SO PEOPLE CAN GO IN AND OUT DURING THE DAY.” —Architect Elizabeth Herrmann

By the time their second son was accepted by the college, the couple had purchased eight pastoral acres with views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks in Cornwall. Over the years, they built a modest barn-like home. Landscape architect H. Keith Wagner set the stage for the structure, designing a series of terraces built of local Panton stone along with mowed paths leading to a picture-perfect pond. A few years ago, in response to their growing family (there are now fifteen grandchildren), the owners hired Elizabeth Herrmann to design a kitchen/dining addition with bedrooms on the second floor.

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The craftspeople at Red House Building fabricated the custom ebony-stained dining table. Tall storage cabinets provide privacy from the road, while ribbon windows above draw in natural light. White cabinets adjacent to the island conceal a dumbwaiter to the roof-deck.

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Concluding that historic forms that mirror the look of the existing buildings would feel stifling given the family’s desire for a big, open space where everyone could cook and eat together, Herrmann fashioned a modern interpretation instead. “A glassy, hardworking building made sense for what they wanted to accomplish,” the architect says. A nine-and-a-half-foot-wide connector links the minimalist addition to the original barn-style dwelling. Large, pivoting doors

allow the family to pass through the connector and travel from the front yard to the back. “They keep both doors open in the summer, so people can go in and out during the day,” Herrmann says. On the connector’s other two walls, twin seven-by-sevenfoot openings, one framed in wood, the other in raw steel, encourage easy passage between the barn’s game room and the new family-style kitchen, which comprises the entire ground floor of the addition.

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RIGHT: A marble-lined niche under the Wolf cooktop showcases the owners’ copper pot collection. FACING PAGE: There are multiple instances where materials bridge the indoors and out, including the wood ceiling above the kitchen sink.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Chris Quinn of Red House Building calls the plaster walls in the primary bedroom suite “subtle and sublime” when washed with the changing natural light. The Montclair Danby marble tiles that line the primary bath tie to the stone slabs in the kitchen. The steel stairway’s charred, wire-brushed French-chestnut treads and the matching ceiling planks above speak to the barn doors on the original gable-roof dwelling.

ADDITION ARCHITECTURE:

Elizabeth Herrmann, Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design ADDITION BUILDER:

Chris Quinn, Red House Building LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

H. Keith Wagner, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture

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The grandkids line up for breakfast at the kitchen’s sixteen-foot-long island, which is clad in Montclair Danby marble. Bookmatched slabs of the same hefty stone climb the wall behind the cooktop to the charred, wire-brushed French-chestnut ceiling, while gray metal base cabinets, a white wall of cabinetry, and the concrete floor recede. “It’s a rugged palette with regional flair,” Herrmann remarks. A linear gas fireplace cut into a massive chimney dominates the opposite wall. Herrmann’s use of locally sourced stone for the chimney informed the material palette for the exterior. “We anchored the addition with the chimney, then wrapped the founda-

tion with the same local stone, taking it up to the top of the first floor,” the architect explains. The custom dining table stretching parallel to the island was a must-have setup. “The kids eat while the adults prepare their meal and enjoy wine at the island,” the homeowner says. “They tell us about their day, and we discuss tomorrow’s plans.” Sundown is welcomed with s’mores at the firepit on the shore of the pond. “The house is all about opening up and spilling out,” Herrmann says. “How they live was the inspiration for the design. It’s their story.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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“ THE HOUSE IS ALL ABOUT OPENING UP AND SPILLING OUT. HOW THEY LIVE WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE DESIGN. IT’S THEIR STORY.” —Architect Elizabeth Herrmann

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Wagner and Herrmann collaborated on the design of the roof-deck, which boasts a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, and a border planted with sedum. “The railing is held back from the edge, so it’s less pronounced from below,” Wagner says.

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The 1850s Victorian house features roofline and dormer brackets, a front piazza, and the original central double door. FACING PAGE: The front entry showcases a rebuilt stairway with oak treads, a mahogany handrail, and a period newel post. The damask Lewis & Wood wallcovering in the hallway set the color palette for the entire house.

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BELOW: The living room’s marble fireplace and coffered ceiling are original; designer Jocelyn Chiappone chose durable furnishings that include a velvet-covered sofa and a leather ottoman. FACING PAGE: Dowel Furniture midcentury-style chairs upholstered in Jab Anstoetz velvet surround a game table in a living room alcove.

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n a mission to find a place where they could gather regularly with their adult children and young grandchildren, Tim and Susan Davis found an in-town early Victorian in Newport that spoke to them. “I walked in and immediately knew this was the place,” recalls Tim Davis, a real estate broker in New York’s Hamptons luxury market—in other words, someone who could see beyond the pink walls and odd configurations that had befallen the 1850s house over the years.

Enlisting a Newport-based dream design team, the Davises worked with interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone, architect Paul Weber, and builder Mark Horan to bring the house back to its original glory while also making it bulletproof for toddlers. “One of the biggest challenges initially was deciding what to salvage and what to change,” notes Chiappone, who points to coffered ceilings, marble fireplaces, crown moldings, and front

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doors as original elements well worth preserving. A modified main stairway, subpar bathrooms, and oddly inserted interior columns, however, all needed to go. “Our goal was reconfiguring firstand second-floor spaces so they were truer to traditional Victorian style and detailing,” says Weber. Horan was inspired by the original house as well. “The house had great bones, and we were able to keep some original details intact, but we ended up rebuilding some things to bring back the Victorian feeling.” Case in point: the main stairway just inside the front entry. Previous owners had modified it to add a landing and stairway return a distance from the front door; Weber’s design called for a gracious stairway extending closer to the front door and featuring oak treads, period balusters, and a mahogany handrail. Throughout the house, Chiappone

ABOVE: The oak cabinet with leather-paneled

doors in the family room functions as a toy chest. BELOW: The family room’s comfortable seating includes a two-ended Highland House chaise perfect for curling up with a good book. FACING PAGE: In the dining room, with its original coffered ceiling, a round table seats eight; the accompanying mahogany-and-brass director’s chairs with navy canvas nod to Newport’s sailing heritage. The seascape painting, part of the client’s existing collection, is by Ken Zier.

established an elegant but grandchildrenfriendly combination of old and new. “The goal was to be historical in nature, but create a feeling that was chic, fresh, and sophisticated,” she says. As unifying elements, she used velvet and leather fabrics, wool rugs, and damask and grasscloth wallcoverings. “We wanted to create an intimate year-round look, so we chose things like the velvet fabrics and wool rugs to go beyond the beach-housesisal-rug vibe.” Practicality led to challenges the designer loved solving; for example, when the homeowners requested a toy chest for the family room, Chiappone found an oak cabinet with leather-paneled doors that looks elegant and echoes the room’s aesthetic when closed. An intricate damask wallcovering chosen for the first- and second-floor

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hallways inspired the color palette for the entire house: the interior trim, for example, matches a background color from the wallcovering, and the walls in the first-floor rooms and all the bedrooms pick up the grays, blues, pearls, and tans. Bold touches appear throughout the house as well, including the navy blue walls in the homeowner’s office and the grasscloth-covered walls and highly lacquered millwork in the dining room. The end result makes for happy gatherings for the family, which now includes three grandchildren under the age of five. It also makes for enchanting moments, Victorian style: “We didn’t set out to buy a historic house,” notes Davis, “but we love it. This house had ten fireplaces, and we got eight of them working again. One of my favorite things is lighting them up.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

ABOVE: A guest room features a neutral color

palette and an eye-catching mirror from Massachusetts-based Carvers’ Guild. RIGHT: A new bathroom off the first-floor primary bedroom showcases cabinetry designed by Digs Design paired with white marble. FACING PAGE: The homeowner’s office makes a statement with highgloss Benjamin Moore Hudson Bay navy walls and an antique campaign desk in mahogany.

“ THE GOAL WAS TO BE HISTORICAL IN NATURE, BUT CREATE A FEELING THAT WAS CHIC, FRESH, AND SOPHISTICATED.” —Interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone INTERIOR DESIGN: Jocelyn Chiappone, Digs Design ARCHITECTURE: Paul Weber, Paul Weber Architect BUILDER: Mark Horan, Horan Building Company

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➊ Three siblings enjoy the comfort inside regardless of the weather outside.

➋ Densely packing cellulose insulation behind the Intello vapor-protective membrane. ➌ Dolphin Insulation’s Core Values. The Dolphin Difference. ➍ “Hot roof” installation prevents ice dams and places HVAC in conditioned space, allowing it to work more efficiently.

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Dolphin Insulation 410 Great Road, A-6 Littleton, MA 01460 978-266-1122 dolphin-insulation.com

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➊ What Makes Us Unique

FBN SOUL

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BN Construction believes wholeheartedly in the notion of customer service and customer experience. Customer service at an extremely high level is what we do, and we have built a team and a culture around that ideal. We are committed to the notion that our clients as well as our design partners are the source and future of any success we are able to attain and maintain. FBN SOUL (as we call 198

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it) is represented by gratitude for the opportunity, and commitment to helping our clients achieve the goals and objectives of their projects. We are able to do this via a careful selection of our in-house team and our many dedicated and collaborative vendors and subcontractors. This team is sourced and curated to espouse the same commitments and spirit of customer service. As important as that service is, it means

nothing if the customer experience falls short of expectations. It’s not just what we do, but how we react and adjust to your needs and work with our design partners that separates us from other companies. We are recognized by those who we have worked with for our dedication to the ideal that service and experience can add value to you project, large or small. Call us and find out why people agree!

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➊ Rowes Wharf renovation. Architecture by Foley & Fiore.

➋ Milton kitchen renovation. Interior design by Twelve Chairs. ➌ Boston bath renovation. Interior design by Wolf in Sheep Design. ➍ Union Wharf renovation in collaboration with Hacin & Associates. Art design by Jacqueline Becker.

FBN Construction 17 Wolcott Ct., Boston, MA 02136 617-333-6800 fbnconstruction.com

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What Makes Us Unique

A Keen Eye for the Impossible

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t Newton Kitchens & Design, we are redefining what is possible. Our talented designers and custom fabricators create unique solutions tailored to your home. Where you may see your space as limited, we see potential. What you may think is impossible, we make possible—through innovative designs, carefully selected materials, and exceptional locally manufactured cabinetry and furniture. Our designs range from contemporary to traditional and combine luxury with functionality. Our projects range from intimate galley kitchens engineered to maximize every inch of space to expansive living spaces with carefully selected materials that flow harmoniously throughout your home. Newton Kitchens & Design delivers the unique ability to design spaces that align seamlessly with your lifestyle. Our team, from artisans to designers, loves the challenge of designing and building thoroughly custom spaces. All of our clients are different, so every project is approached from an entirely different perspective to express individual tastes. A platform for us to inspirit an idea that has never been used before, a design that is singularly and essentially you. We invite you to visit our showroom; we are excited to show you what becomes possible when you have a keen eye for the impossible.

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➊ This under-staircase, temperatureregulated wine closet holds 350-plus bottles and has cowhide walls and sunburst-patterned cowhide floors. ➋ A 180-square-foot kitchen with rosewood and white high-gloss lacquer. ➌ An en-suite vanity with charred wood and a Bentley quartz countertop ➍ Rift-sawn white-oak cabinetry with black aluminum doors. A collaboration with Nicole Hirsch Interiors.

Newton Kitchens & Design 34 Wexford Street Needham, MA 02494 781-400-1574 newtonkd.com

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➊ What Makes Us Unique

Pellettieri Associates, Inc.

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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, taking our cues from nature, and implementing unique, stylized concepts that are tailored to each client’s needs. We believe the art of outdoor living should remain rooted

in nature’s intentions. Pellettieri’s passion for natural design integration often results in the creation of unexpected sculptural elements that add sophistication to the landscape. Nearly forty years of experience in all facets of landscape design, construction, and installation has resulted in one of the most highly qualified design/build firms in New England.

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➊ This BBQ grill is embedded in a large natural stone countertop with stool seating, and acts as the centerpiece of this lakeside patio. ➋ Custom stone seating accompanies the Adirondack chairs placed around this rustic wood-burning firepit. ➌ Holes drilled into the base stone of this outdoor footwashing station act as a drain for sand and other debris before entering the home. ➍ A large stone footbridge traverses a round-stone swale that acts as a riverbed, capturing and directing stormwater to help prevent erosion.

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

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➊ What Makes Us Unique

Business Meets Family

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amily-owned since 1952, Snow and Jones is run by the third generation of the Jones family. The Jones family is actively involved in all day-to-day aspects of their business. When the South Shore and Cape Cod’s top designers, builders, plumbers, architects, and homeowners work with Snow and Jones, they know they are getting custom service from knowledgeable staff and access to high-quality products. 204

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Working with a family business means hands-on service and solutions to any problems, and no lengthy corporate response times. Patti Jones, VP of retail sales, oversees the showrooms and works with her team to create inspirational vignettes and layouts, featuring not only stunning plumbing products, but also tile, wallpaper, paint, and accessories. Clients often walk in the showrooms and are immediately inspired by the displays,

wanting the same look in their own homes. Our showroom associates offer full guidance in product selections during dedicated appointments, eliminating the stress and overwhelming feeling from a daunting number of choices. Schedule an appointment and we will guide you through your selections and become an integral member of your project team.

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➊ Snow and Jones’s expansive showrooms feature many updated products and inspirational vignettes. ➋ This luxurious suite displays a soothing sage vanity, beautiful soaking tub, and a true spa vibe. ➌ The custom working kitchen faucet display allows clients to experience their selections. ➍ A stunning forest-green wall makes the warm walnut vanity and goldtone faucets shine.

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

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➊ What Makes Us Unique

A Seriously Solid Foundation

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o smart home is worth having unless it works well. From reliability to security, your home’s technology should get the same level of attention as everything else in your home. That’s where TSP Smart Spaces comes in. Founded thirty years ago in an MIT dorm, TSP began as an IT support company that would go on to service some pretty well-known companies, from Santander to the Boston Celtics.

Since branching out a decade ago to the home automation industry, we’ve brought the same cybersecurity and network infrastructure that these top companies rely on into residential homes. No other Boston-based integrator can design and install the enterprise-class networks that we can, and our Managed Smart Home service comes with a knowledgeable, friendly Boston-based help-desk team, who have a 97 percent satisfac-

tion rating from our clients. With the same remote monitoring and management tools used for our corporate clients, you can rest assured that your family and home are in great hands. Of course, the real benefits of home automation have to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Come join us at our new experience center in the SoWa neighborhood, and see how we can turn your home into a Smart Space!

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➊ At this multi-unit residential complex, every apartment is equipped with smart home capabilities. This kitchen features smart lighting and Lutron motorized shades. ➋ Lutron provides smart home solutions for lighting, window treatments, and more, all controlled by design-led keypads or a convenient app. ➌ Design engineer Chase configures 42 individual Lutron dimming modules in a downtown Boston residence. ➍ Smart home technician Andy installs a 2N entry system at a luxury vacation home in New Hampshire.

TSP Smart Spaces 500 Harrison Ave, Suite 108 Boston, MA 02118 617-267-3030 www.tsp.space

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Collaborative Design Solutions

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ur goal is to create spaces that support our clients’ vision and lifestyle. What makes us unique is the combined thinking among a dedicated team of landscape architects, interior designers, and construction professionals that ensures collaboration and discussion on design solutions from all angles. Our projects often begin with the collaboration of our landscape

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architecture and interior design teams. We believe a successful design process will explore all opportunities between the interior and exterior spaces, such as enhancing views, transitioning between spaces, and creating a continuity of materials. As a Design + Build firm, we guarantee the continuity of the team throughout the construction phase of the project. We believe in this process because it streamlines

communication, accountability, craftsmanship, and the efficiency of schedule and budgets. Our clients are never left wondering what the next step is; we walk beside them throughout the entire process. We know we have succeeded when there a visual and physical connectedness to the outdoors that instills a feeling of wellness and calm for our clients.

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• Design + Build • Landscape Architecture • Interior Design • Landscape Construction • Landscape Maintenance

PETER WHITE, PRINCIPAL

RINA OKAWA, INTERIOR DESIGNER

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

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Setting the Standard

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ichelle and Wayne Southworth of MWI Fiber-Shield™ and their expert IICRC Technical Team boast over 265 years of combined invaluable experience in stain-protecting and cleaning designer upholstery, carpeting, and draperies. Our exclusive PFOA-free, Green Seal-certified products, lifetime service agreement, and complimentary fabric/carpet testing make us unique. No other furnishings-care company is as committed to a standard of excellence, service, and integrity. Michelle and Wayne’s unparalleled positive energy, leadership, and devotion to

their industry is evident by their generous charitable support as well as their presidencies of and ongoing board positions on ASID and IFDA. They have earned countless awards, such as the ASID Design Excellence Award for Service and the prestigious ASID National Industry Partnership Award, which only three individuals have ever received in New England. New England’s premier designers, architects and builders rely on MWI’s expertise to guide their furnishings choices, protect their clients’ investments, and ultimately enhance their reputation. Call them today for worry-free living!

Experience why New England’s premier interior designers, architects, and builders have insisted on protecting their clients’ investments with MWI Fiber-Shield™ for more than thirty-four years.

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MICHELLE AND WAYNE SOUTHWORTH

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SPLASH into Luxury

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plash’s award-winning, state-ofthe-art interactive design center in Newton features intimate vignettes to showcase the top styles in bath and kitchen design. Catering to design professionals and homeowners, the showroom offers high-quality, cutting-edge products from the industry’s top brands, and provides clients with a hands-on experience. The one-of-a-kind luxury spa room anchors the showroom, enabling designers and clients to experience digital showering, chromotherapy lighting, and heated flooring.

From a single product to an extensive bathroom renovation, the unparalleled service offered by the team of seasoned design consultants makes this showroom a standout when it comes to selecting the perfect fixtures, hardware, accessories, and more. Splash is owned and operated by The Portland Group, a multi-generational business rooted in two families’ mutual respect for each other, the industry, and their customers. From its humble beginnings to today, The Portland Group now has thirteen wholesale locations and six retail showrooms, including Splash.

Splash’s one-of-a-kind spa room provides guests with an interactive luxury experience.

SPLASH 244 Needham Street Newton, MA 02464 617-332-6662 SplashSpritzo.com Splash_Spritzo

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ON THE MARKET

Shore Things Exceptional homes designed for living well at water’s edge.

BY MARIA LAPIANA

4 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS 1 PARTIAL BATH 4,244 SQ. FT. $14,500,000

CAPE CLASSIC This classic Shingle-style home sits on twenty-three acres in West Falmouth, a quaint historic village on the western coast of Cape Cod, and they don’t call it “The Beach House” for nothing. The property features dunes, marshlands, and more than 2,000 feet of beach frontage. Designed and constructed in 2009 to live in harmony with its surroundings, the house was engineered to perch at the edge of the bay, elevated for protection and outstanding views. Sand flats and tidal estuaries create the ideal environment for lovers of fly-fishing, bird-watching, and shellcollecting. The home was meant to be both a “retreat and a gathering place for family and friends—and it’s been kept in pristine condi-

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tion,” says listing agent Stewart Young. Cleanlined interiors give off a traditional cottage-y vibe, and beachy blues and pastels abound. The common rooms are all oriented toward the water, and Young says the pine-paneled living room offers the best seat in the house: “The views make you feel like you are cruising Buzzards Bay on a luxury yacht.” While currently in use seasonally, this smart home features underground utility lines and a whole-house generator, so it’s suited to year-round living, too.

CONTACT: Stewart Young, Christie’s

International Real Estate, Boston, 781-405-3174, christiesrealestate.com, MLS# MA3289

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5 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS 1 PARTIAL BATH 3,833 SQ. FT. $10,950,000

ISLAND TREASURE To honor its promise of a luxe lifestyle—and its location on Nantucket, of course—this compound is nicknamed “Grandtucket,” according to listing agent Susan Chambers. The property boasts 147 feet of oceanfront along with 180-degree views. The spacious (but not massive) main house sits on more than three acres; a lush lawn stretches down to the dunes and a private beach. The current owners expanded the lot when they purchased additional land to

the west of the home where they constructed a berm for even more privacy. Because the property is sited on the south side of the island, you get the full complement of surf and sand. The beauty of this “grand” property is that the house feels welcoming and intimate, not showy. Simple white walls are punctuated by weathered wood throughout the post-and-beam structure. Natural light bathes the highceilinged space thanks to skylights, a cupola, and wide windows. A primary bedroom suite is conveniently located on the first floor. Enjoy your morning coffee—and ocean views—from the wraparound deck, Chambers’s favorite spot in the home. And the 2,300-squarefoot guest cottage with its own living room, kitchen, and balcony offers plenty of space for visitors. CONTACT: Susan Chambers, Maury People

Sotheby's International Realty, Nantucket, Mass., 508-560-0671, maurypeople.com, MLS# 88263

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ON THE MARKET

4 BEDROOMS 4 FULL BATHS 4 PARTIAL BATHS 9,545 SQ. FT. $5,500,000

MAINE ATTRACTION It’s hard not to wax poetic when describing this captivating property in Cape Elizabeth on the coast of Maine. “It’s all about the proximity to the water— and the views,” says listing agent Lois Lengyel. “Sunrises glow in glorious pinks and corals, while full moons over the bay light up the sparkling water.” There are three beaches within walking distance of the home; a private path laid with natural stepping-stones leads the way to life on the water. Designed by Maine architect

Joseph Waltman in the vernacular Shingle style, the house has a sense of purposeful design at every turn. On the first floor, common rooms invite both intimate family gatherings and large-scale entertaining. The home is well-appointed with fine finishes, fixtures, and detailed millwork (like the library’s mahogany floors). Enjoy water views from the sunroom, screened porch—and all the bedrooms, which have private balconies. The landscaping showcases traditional stone walls and walkways, and colorful ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers. A stone patio that runs across the back of the house overlooks the water. There’s a lot to love here and in the surrounding area; Cape Elizabeth is a quintessential seaside town just fifteen minutes from Portland. CONTACT: Lois Lengyel, Legacy Properties

Sotheby’s International Realty, Portland, Maine, 207-233-2820, sothebysrealty.com, MLS# 1500058

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EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON

Style Scene Boston Design Week

Living In Colour with Farrow & Ball and New England Home ‹‹

APRIL 26–MAY 8

Celebrate the Greater Boston design scene with lectures, hands-on demonstrations, guided tours, and more.

MAY 3

New England Home's Jenna Talbott joins Farrow & Ball and three Boston design creatives for a discussion about color.

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Wellesley Kitchen & Home Tour

›› Rise + Shine Marketplace

MAY 7

MAY 21

Tour a curated mix of kitchens and other first-floor rooms in six gorgeous homes.

Wander the iconic Cyclorama building and enjoy handcrafted wares from local makers at this expanded event. Boston riseandshinemarketplace. com

Wellesley, Mass. whjwc.org

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May Day Market

Luxury Home Design Summit

MAY 21–22

MAY 23–25

The family-friendly spring market at the WaterFire Arts Center features 100 artisans, craftspeople, and vendors. Providence

Nationally renowned design and marketing experts help professionals in the home-design industry market to affluent consumers at the Chatham Bars Inn.

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Chatham, Mass. luxuryhomedesignsummit.com

The PRO Awards JUNE 1

The Professional Remodeling Organization of New England’s PRO Awards celebrate the region’s top remodeling professionals at the Clarke showroom.

›› 33rd Annual Garden Tour JUNE 3–4

Stroll through beautiful private gardens during this Concord Museum event. Concord, Mass. concordmuseum.org

Milford, Mass. pro-ne.org

›› 2022 Festival of Historic Houses JUNE 4–5

42nd Annual Garden Tour—Sowing the Seeds: A Season of Renewal

Now in its fortieth year, this self-guided tour, presented by the Providence Preservation Society, explores homes and gardens along the crest of College Hill.

JUNE 12–13

Providence

Newbury, Mass.

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Eight beautiful gardens, large and small, are open for self-guided tours at this much-anticipated Museum of Old Newbury annual event.

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Manzi Appraisers and Restoration aims to provide transparent and fully documented valuations and consulting services for works of fine art, furnishings, and decorative objects. We provide appraisal services and complete restoration of the things you love.

Manzi Appraisers and Restoration 20 Park Plaza, Ste 483 Boston, Ma 02116 617-999-3705 manziappraisers.com

Custom Argand Chandelier Authentic Designs hand builds historically accurate and classical lighting for period and modern homes.

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Restore and Protect “Boston Stone Restoration represents what FBN values in our relationships with our trade partners, namely professionalism, quality, and respect. We never hesitate to use them or refer them, and neither should you!” Bob Ernst President, FBN Construction

(781) 793-0700 | bostonstonerestoration.com

Spring is in the air, and there’s a lot going on in the New England design community. Let’s take a look at what’s new. We are thrilled to announce the 2022 5 Under 40 award winners. The award recognizes the region’s up-and-coming design stars, and past winners are a who’s who of industry talent. This year’s class includes interior designer Hannah Oravec of Lawless Design; landscape designer Devin Hefferon of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design; architect Erika L. Dodge of ELD Architecture; interior designer Roisin Giese of Twelve Chairs Interiors; and interior designer Lauren Hamilton of August Interiors. The winners are already busy designing rugs with Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting. Their creations will be auctioned off at the 5 Under 40 Awards celebration on September 15 at Landry & Arcari’s Boston showroom. Congratulations to Carlotta Cubi, who has been named president of Cumar. Cubi works alongside her father, Angelo “Ivo” Cubi, who founded the stone supply and installation company in 1992. Cumar’s work is featured in luxury residences throughout New England and often graces the pages of this magazine. There is big news at Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, too. In recognition of their outstanding contributions, Devin Hefferon, Jen Stephens, and Ryan Wampler were each promoted to principal. With offices in Stoneham, Mass., and Portland, Maine, and projects throughout New England, there is no doubt company founder Matthew Cunningham is happy to welcome the expanded management team. Istanbul-based Lazzoni swung open the doors to a new 4,000-squarefoot showroom on Newbury Street in

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WELLESLEY KITCHEN AND HOME TOUR Saturday, May 7, 2022

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DESIGN DISPATCHES

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Boston’s Back Bay, its seventh United States location, in March. The showroom offers an array of contemporary furniture, decor, and rugs. In what seems to be a recurring theme in this column, more showrooms have popped up in the SoWa Art + Design District. These additions further cement the neighborhood as a must-visit design destination. TSP Smart Spaces relocated to 500 Harrison Avenue, Suite 108. The company specializes in home automation and technology solutions. PID Floors moved in next door to Suite 106. The luxury hardwood flooring company works with the trade and homeowners and features an extensive wood flooring collection. Happy twenty-fifth anniversary to The Rug Company. Known for its statement-making patterns and fine craftsmanship, its rugs are a go-to for the chic set. Over the years, the company has collaborated with a bevy of intriguing designers, including Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood, to name a few. Visit The Rug Company in Boston on Newbury Street. Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects has moved its offices to 33 Union Street, known as the historic Yankee Publishing Building, in Boston. No doubt they are stylish digs. Award-winning architect Andrew B. Cogar, celebrated designer Susan Ferrier, and analyst and author Jaimy Szymanski are keynote speakers for the 2022 Luxury Home Design Summit. Hosted by New England Home and Esteem Media, the conference and networking event targets luxury home design leaders ready to expand their business and maximize profits. Join us for the conference at the iconic Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, May 23–25. Do you have news to share with New England Home? Email Lynda Simonton at lsimonton@nehomemag.com.

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The Nantucket Historical Association presents

nantucket by design Save the Dates | August 3–6, 2022

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MAY 14-15

Join us for an inside look at how Newton design professionals create their own homes. Lead Sponsor:

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BULFINCH AWARDS 2022 CALL FOR ENTRIES The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its twelfth Bulfinch Awards. Named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), America’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts State House, the awards recognize the best work of individuals and firms in the fields of architecture, art, interiors, traditional trades, and landscape design to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England. DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2022

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Explore beautiful private homes in Rhode Island’s capitol city at this signature, annual event.

Enjoy exclusive access and an opportunity to tour historic residences on Providence’s East Side, June 4, 2022.

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THE SCENE

EDITED BY EMILY EDIGER

PRO New England In March, Professional Remodeling Organization New England hosted a panel on the importance of marketing at The Verve Hotel Boston Natick. Attendees heard from industry leaders including Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley Associates, Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders, Peter Feinmann of Feinmann, Allison Iantosca of F.H. Perry Builder, and Justin Zeller of Red House Design Build.

Kathy DeMeyer of Encore Construction, Jodi Swartz of KitchenVisions, and Dana Emmott of Elden Services

Justin Zeller of Red House Design Build, Peter Feinmann of Feinmann, New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Allison Iantosca of F.H. Perry Builder, Eric Adams of Adams + Beasley Associates, and Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders

Kevin Cradock, Allison Iantosca, and Eric Adams

Peter Feinmann of Feinmann and Brian Robertson of C&S Insurance

Brad Smith of simpleHome and Von Salmi of Von Salmi & Associates

Photography by Veronica Jay

Elizabeth Home Decor & Design Elizabeth Home Decor & Design in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, hosted an opening reception for its March artist in residence, painter Karen Murphy. Attendees met the Rhode Island artist and saw a selection of her work. One lucky guest took home a painting courtesy of a raffle.

Elizabeth Home Decor & Design in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Painter Karen Murphy

New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Laurel Britt-Webb of Latte Boston, and Deb Gilpin of Pierre Frey

Painter Karen Murphy and Elizabeth Benedict of Elizabeth Home Decor & Design

Allison Mattison of Trellis Home, Elizabeth Benedict of Elizabeth Home Decor & Design, and Chris Rothwell of Monique’s Bath Showroom

Guests gathered to celebrate the exhibit’s opening

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Advertiser Index a Blade of Grass 60

Onyx Corporation 22–23

Able Moraine 25

FBN Construction Co., LLC 110, 198-199, outside back cover

Acampora Interiors 107

Flavin Architects 81

Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC 73

Acorn Deck House Company 69

Grothouse 95

Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders 24

Adams + Beasley Associates 33

Hammer Architects 51

Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 202–203

Adolfo Perez Architect 20–21

Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers 99

Pinney Designs 55

Authentic Designs 219 Bannon Custom Builders 29

Historic Newton Virtual House Tour 224

Baxter Boston 1

Humble Linens 219

Baystate Outdoor Personia 65

Hutker Architects 30

Better Business Bureau 218 Boston Stone Restoration 220

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (Bulfinch Awards) 225

Botello Home Center 217

Janine Dowling Design, Inc. 37

Brown Jordan 38

Jennifer Palumbo, Inc. 134

California Closets 121

Kells Construction 87

Cambridgeport Construction 144

Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc. 70

Campbell Smith Architects 67

Kitchen Views at National Lumber 143

Carpenter & MacNeille 93 Catherine Truman Architects 85 Charles Street Design 47 Chilton Furniture 90 Christopher Hall Architect 98 Christopher Pagliaro Architects 109 Christopher Peacock 10–11 Circa Lighting 113 Clarke Distribution Corporation 31 Concord Museum Garden Tour 229 Crown Point Cabinetry 35

Paragon Landscape Construction 101

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders 57 PRG Rugs 71 PRO New England (PRO Awards) 230 Providence Preservation Society 225 R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc. 75 Red House Building 215 Rise + Shine Marketplace 131 Rob Bramhall Architects 89 Roche Bobois 8–9 Sea-Dar Construction 59 Shope Reno Wharton 213

KVC Builders 2–3

Showroom 63

LaBarge Homes 36

Siegel Associates 215

Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting 118

simpleHome 192

LDa Architecture & Interiors 77

SMEG USA, Inc. 133

League of N.H. Craftsmen 217

Snow and Jones 204–205

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 4–5

SoWa Art + Design District 78

Light Room 45 Lighthouse Station at Woods Hole 34

Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom 211

LLINKK Countertops 139

SR Fine Home Builders 83

SLC Interiors 26

Makkas Drapery Workroom 222

Sudbury Design Group, Inc. 14–15

Crown Select 108

Manzi Appraisals 219

SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge 132

Cumar, Inc. 123

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC 18–19

System 7 Technology Design/ Wolfers inside back cover

MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects inside front cover

Systems Design & Integration, Inc. 141

Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply 125

Minotti 16–17

Taste 142

Moniques Bath Showroom 105

The Granite Place 140

Designer Draperies of Boston 194–195

Monogram 136–137

The MacDowell Company, Inc. 53

MWI Fiber-Shield 210

TMS Architects 6–7

Diane Murphy Interiors, LLC 138

Nantucket By Design 223

TSP Smart Spaces 206–207

DiscoverTile 127

Newton Kitchens & Design 200–201

Tyger Event Design & Production 79

Divine Design Center 48–49

Oak Hill Architects, Inc. 61

Universal Furniture 116–117

Dolphin Insulation 196–197

Oasis Shower Doors/Specialty Glass 129

Wellesley Kitchen & Home Tour 221

Downsview Kitchens 91 Elms Interior Design 12–13

Ogunquit Playhouse 229

ZEN Associates, Inc. 208–209

Cummings Architecture + Interiors 103 Cusato Creative 43

Youngblood Builders, Inc. 97

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

GOOD BONES PAGES 39–46

Supporting Organizations that Support Remodeling PRO New England Member Fresh Start Contracting was presented with a GOLD award at the 2021 PRO Awards

Architecture: Tom Murdough, Rob Potish, Jenny Tjia, Ben Tulman, Murdough Design, Concord, Mass., 978-341-4100, murdoughdesign.com Builder: Jim DePaolo, Denali Construction, Wellesley, Mass., 617-694-4555, builtbydenali.com Cabinetry: Robert Antocci, R F Antocci Woodworks, Leominster, Mass., 978-840-8033 Landscape contractor: Chris Maroon, Miracle Farms, Moultonborough, N.H., 603-253-9292, miraclefarmslandscaping.com Structural engineer: RSE Associates, Watertown, Mass., 617-926-9300, rseassociates.com Surveyor: Tim Bernier, T.F. Bernier, Concord, N.H., 603-224-4148, tfbinc.com OUTSIDE INTEREST

Southboro, Mass., 800-543-5403, hornermillwork.com SUMMER LOVE PAGES 158–169

Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect, Boston, 617-266-1710, Edgartown, Mass., 508-939-9312, patrickahearn.com Interior design: Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors, Lexington, Mass., 781-862-0466, robingannoninteriors.com Builder: E.J. Jaxtimer, E.J Jaxtimer Builder, Hyannis, Osterville, Mass., 508-778-4911, jaxtimer.com Drapery workroom: Hillary Kimmel, Sew What, Framingham, Mass., 508-875-2421, sewwhathillary.com Upholstery workroom: Don Mavrikis, Mavrikis Upholstering & Furniture Designs, Nashua, N.H., 603-488-1032, site.mawebcenters.com/mavspizzaz

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PRO is a non-profit association dedicated to educating remodelers and contractors. We are committed to enhancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry. PRO New England Member Red House Design Build was presented with a GOLD award at the 2021 PRO Awards

Architecture: Kevin ten Brinke, KT2 Design Group, Sudbury, Mass., 978-443-5157, kt2designgroup.com Interior design: Rachel Reider, Rachel Reider Interiors, Boston, 617-942-2460, rachelreider.com Builder: Coda Home, Needham, Mass., 888-969-2632, codahome.com Landscape design: Michael Coutu, Scot Indermuehle, Sudbury Design Group, Sudbury, Mass., 978-443-3638, landscapearchitectureboston.com Landscape contractor: R.P. Marzilli, Medway, Mass., 508-533-8700, rpmarzilli.com Swimming pool: Environmental Pools, Chelmsford, Mass., 978-256-0200, environmentalpools.com STANDARD FLAIR PAGES 146–157

Architects, Designers, Remodelers & Contractors: Save the Date! The 2022 PRO Awards will take place June 1st. To sponsor the event or for more information visit: www.pro-ne.org/the-pro-awards

Architecture: Jan Gleysteen, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Wellesley, Mass., 781-431-0080, jangleysteeninc.com Interior design: Liz Caan, Liz Caan & Co., Newton, Mass., 617-244-0424, lizcaan.com Builder: Martin Deane, Kells Construction, Milton, Mass., 617-696-6770, kellsconstruction.com Interior millwork: Walter Lane, Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, Ward Hill, Mass., 978-469-0315, walterlanecabinetmaker.com Interior millwork and cabinetry: JD Millworks, Ashland, Mass., 508-309-7118, jdmillworks.com Custom entry door: Horner Millwork,

FAMILY STYLE PAGES 170–183

Addition architecture: Elizabeth Herrmann, Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design, Bristol, Vt., 802-453-6401, eharchitect.com Addition builder: Chris Quinn, Red House Building, Colchester, Vt., 802-655-0009, redhousebuilding.com Cabinetry: Skimmer Hellier, Louis DuPont, Stark Mountain Woodworking, New Haven, Vt., 802-453-5549, starkmountain.com Landscape design: H. Keith Wagner, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Burlington, Vt., 802-864-0010, wagnerhodgson.com Landscape contractor: Greenhaven Gardens & Nursery, New Haven, Vt., 802-453-5382, greenhavengardensandnursery.com Masonry: Kevin Sullivan, Panoramic Landscaping + Excavation, Vergennes, Vt., 802-475-2964, plestoneworkvt.com Audio/video design: System Integrators, Bridport, Vt., 802-735-1400, sivermont.com GLORY DAYS PAGES 184–191

Architecture: Paul Weber, Paul Weber Architecture, Newport, R.I., 401-849-3390, paulweberarchitecture.com Interior design: Jocelyn Chiappone, Digs Design Company, Newport, R.I., 401-848-9301, digsdesignco.com Builder: Mark Horan, Horan Building Company, Newport, R.I., 401-848-9284, horanbuilding.com

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Last Look |

BY ERIKA AYN FINCH

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Statement Piece alk upstairs and into one of MassArt Art Museum’s two galleries, and Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos’s Valkyrie Mumbet installation immediately, dramatically, envelops your senses. The must-be-seen-to-be-believed sculpture, Vaconcelos’s first U.S. solo exhibition, takes its cue from Norse mythology and pays homage to Massachusetts’s own Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, the first enslaved woman to sue for her freedom under the state constitution’s Bill of Rights. Freeman won her lawsuit in 1781, a precedent that led to the abolition of slavery in the state. Vasconcelos’s one-ton installation is crafted from textiles, embroidery, buttons

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and beads, crochet, pom-poms, feathers, and LEDs, and then inflated with air and suspended from the building’s steel beams. Make sure you check out a viewing deck that offers yet another perspective of the sculpture, which is on display through summer. MAAM, Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s teaching museum, isn’t the only place in Boston where you can experience Vasconcelos right now. Her BOMBOM collaboration with Parisian furniture designers Roche Bobois is on permanent display in the lobby of Elkus Manfredi Architects’ Boston Design Center office. MassArt Art Museum, Boston, massart.edu

Photograph by Will Howcroft, courtesy of MassArt

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