New England Home November - December 2021

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Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

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

192 Last Look Martin Brudnizki and The Rug Company’s chic new collection.

Special Marketing Section 111 Projects We Love

39 Here & There 39 Gather A luxuriously layered table takes center stage for an evening of conviviality and conversation.

46 Smith on Style Editor at Large Clinton Smith dishes on the dining room.

50 Metropolitan Life Faraway lands and a love of color inspire this bold town house that perfectly suits its adventurous owners.

60 Special Spaces A family’s winter retreat grows with them, thanks to an organized and efficient addition.

68 Things We Love Whether rustic or retro, these pieces provide a warm welcome after a day on the slopes.

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(1) The floral design features blooms readily available in the winter, including white lilies, mums, evergreens, and magnolia leaves. A low arrangement facilitates conversation. (2) A coil-stem goblet and pale gray tumbler from Boston’s Modern Relik add sparkle to the table. (3) The bold black-and-white plates from Caskata’s Marrakech collection hold their own among the other tabletop pieces, while Kim Seybert gets credit for the gold Sahara charger. (4) A hand-painted menu from Bespoke Designs echoes the Ngala Trading Co. napkins and adds a sense of occasion.

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(1) Acanthus leaves and rope motifs embellish Currey & Company’s Elegance Chandelier. (2) Walls painted Farrow & Ball Charleston Gray bring a sense of intimacy and reflect candlelight. (3) Designer Robin Gannon chose chairs with a traditional trellis pattern by Hickory Chair to balance the table’s modernity and make it feel like it belongs in the Georgian Colonial home.

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1 client’s dining table, lacquered in a deep blueberry. The homeowner had seen a similar table in a magazine and had it recreated for her own home. Gannon’s goal was to ensure the personality-packed piece felt appropriate to the Georgian Colonial home. Classic furnishings, such as traditional dining chairs, an antique mirror, and a muted rug, quiet the room and add era-appropriate elegance. The table setting marries Moroccan flair with Old World glam and is suitable for an array of winter celebrations; the design reflects a more-is-more attitude and incorporates bold patterns and richly layered pieces sourced from local shops.

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(1) A painting by Boston-based artist Jane Maxwell adds a vibrant jolt of color. (2) The Modern History sideboard features glassware from Simon Pearce, including the Hartland Champagne Bucket. (3) An Edwardian-style mirror gives the room gravitas. (4) Designer Robin Gannon. (5) Ted Muehling candlesticks from E.R. Butler & Co. preside over the table. (6) Graceful and refined, Simon Pearce's Benson Martini Glasses and Waterbury Tumblers dress up the dinner party.

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SET THE SCENE When it comes to sharing a meal, nothing can change the mood of a dining room more than a stylish custom tablecloth to fit the occasion. (It’s easier than a fresh coat of paint.) Here’s an array of fabrics that suits any number of soirées, in any season. Order your fabric, call your workroom, and pull out the nice china, silver, and crystal. From there, add flowers, food, and, of course, fun. Don’t forget to dim the lights!

“Bring out the finery for this tartan with a twist—a regal foundation for any table. Simply timeless.”

“Dress it up or dress it down: this pattern is a sparkling backdrop for ushering in understated elegance or going for glittering glamour.”

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“For someone who wants both a contemporary and traditional tablescape, this fabric fits the bill with a classic tree-of-life pattern updated in a striking green colorway.”

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in Philadelphia accentuate the Moroccan theme in the library; the comfy Mongolian sheep Snoopy lounge chair is from Eleanor Rigby Home. ABOVE: A reinterpretation of the iconic Egg chair in orange brocade is the star of a reading nook in the kitchen; the multicolored blown-glass fixture above is from the owner’s collection.

and art, and her seize-the-day attitude. “I once traded a water bottle for a gourd in Tanzania,” jokes the homeowner, explaining her often-arbitrary way of acquiring the cool objects and art that dot her home. “I’m so eclectic and random, and Michele creates order out of it.” Kolb relishes the challenge, and the result: “It’s simultaneously cohesive and eclectic,” she says. “There’s a nice dichotomy going on.”

Take the library, for instance. Armed with research from a derailed trip to Morocco and a pair of vertical wall hangings, the homeowner had a theme in mind. Kolb took it and ran: Delia roller shades in the Moorish Arch pattern, colorful pillows and textiles in authentic Middle Eastern fabrics, a faux-painted turquoise ceiling, and gold ottomans. In contrast, the inspiration behind the dining room was decidedly local: a painting by Dedham, Massachusetts, artist Percy Fortini-Wright, coupled with the owner’s love of turquoise, acted as the springboard. Kolb answered with floor-to-ceiling sheers that accentuate the room’s height and an over-dyed

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“I love turquoise,” says the owner of the inspiration for the dining room’s palette. To balance the bold hue, Kolb selected a neutral velvet fabric for the curved banquette, and the custommade chairs have backs fabricated from a hand-script upholstery by Design Legacy. The bronze Sputnik chandelier adds a dose of glamour.

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oriental rug to ground the space. Intent on celebrating the existing architecture, she searched near and far for a curved banquette to fit the bay window. (In the living room, Edition Modern’s curved Polar sofa, inspired by French modernist Jean Royere, does the same.) Kolb’s deft hand is also seen in the husband’s “man cave.” She sourced a custom whipstitch bison-leather sectional from Eleanor Rigby Home and paired it with a mohair-cushion-covered industrial cart to rest tired feet. On the barnboard wall hangs memorabilia—a framed piece of debris from a fire, a letter from a man rescued after a fall—honoring the

In the husband’s “man cave,” Kolb achieved a rugged vibe by incorporating various materials and textures, from the authentic barnboard wall and the cowhide ottomans to the leather sectional and Mongolian sheep chair. The side table is a repurposed Japanese sake keg, and the horn wall sconces are from Arteriors.

ON THE BARNBOARD WALL HANGS MEMORABILIA HONORING THE HUSBAND’S DAYS AS A MARINE AND NOW A FIREFIGHTER. husband’s days as a Marine and now a firefighter. There are also cheeky pieces, like the classic image of Jack Nicholson blowing smoke rings. It speaks to the nice dichotomy Kolb referenced. Here, at this home, there’s always a place for the personal—so long as it’s not beige.

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heir Lakes Region, New Hampshire, vacation house, affectionately referred to as the “Ski Shack,” had served them well. But over time, as the outdoors-loving family expanded, so did its ever-growing collection of recreational equipment, from skis to snowboards to ice skates and piles—and piles—of coldweather gear. “The owners came to us with a challenging request,” remembers architect ABOVE: As part of this year-round vacation home’s addition, a covered porch offers two entry points. The door on the left leads directly into the main part of the home, while the door on the right opens to a newly constructed mudroom. LEFT: The efficient mudroom features custom-designed benches, lockers, cubbies, and racks so visitors can remove and store boots, skis, skates, snowboards, and clothing.

Tobin Shulman, principal at SV Design. “They needed space to neatly and efficiently stow their gear and also wanted a relaxing hobby room and family room that would appeal to their entire multigenerational family.” Shulman and Senior Project Manager Katy Finkenzeller came up with a three-story addition that transformed the once-cramped vacation home by adding a covered entry, mudroom, family room,

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“WE WERE ABLE TO INCLUDE EVERYTHING THE OWNERS WERE LOOKING FOR IN A RELATIVELY SMALL FOOTPRINT.” —Designer Katy Finkenzeller and kid-friendly game room. “We were able to include everything the owners were looking for in a relatively small footprint,” explains Finkenzeller. The architects designed a new entry that offers separate access to the main house and the new mudroom, which, after careful consultations with the owners, neatly solves all their gear-related issues. Eight lockers allow family members and guests to tuck necessities out of sight; the locker doors feature mesh-covered panels so any damp clothes stored inside can dry without mildewing. A collection of cubbies holds boots, and a cleverly designed ski-and-skate wall organizes equipment. For the flooring, the design team opted for porcelain tile with a metallic finish that looks luxe but is durable enough to withstand scraping from ski boots.

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Adding a three-story addition to this New Hampshire home gave its owners the organizational and recreational spaces they needed to accommodate their expanding, multigenerational family. The home receives a lot of traffic throughout the year, so designers included storage spaces for outdoor equipment along with rooms dedicated to indoor activities.

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Throughout the project, Shulman and Finkenzeller sought to bring the outside in by using natural materials, ranging from yellow-pine paneling on the walls, to newel posts topped with granite spheres on the stairway, to a custom Adirondack-inspired bar designed by Anto Parseghian of Abiding Branches. That showpiece features a zinc counter and cabinetry crafted from birch bark and willow and birch twigs. A family-style great room above the mudroom and a media room below completes the three stories and provides

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into a sunny staircase comprised of reclaimed white-oak timber treads and steel stringers and rails. Sixty identical plywood pieces form the David Trubridge Coral chandelier. A woodpatterned wallpaper frames the custom-designed Adirondack-style bar, which is crafted from bark, branches, twigs, and zinc.

plenty of space for family and friends to relax and kick back after a long day of snowy fun. Says Shulman, “We are thrilled that the home is now ready for generation after generation to use and enjoy.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Rocker Ski Rack–Quad, Rocker Ski Rack, rockerskirack.com

Cheese Fondue Set by Emile Henry, Didriks, Belmont and Newton Lower Falls, Mass., didriks.com

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The 14th Annual New England Design Hall of Fame

It’s back!

After a yearlong hiatus, we’re thrilled to be able to gather again to celebrate the professionals joining the New England Design Hall of Fame. In the years since the 2007 launch of the Hall of Fame, we’ve been proud to celebrate many talented architects, interior designers, landscape designers and contractors,

specialty builders, and other professionals who have made an indelible mark on New England’s residential design scene. This year’s inductees represent the mix of art and science, inspiration and craft behind good design. We’re pleased to introduce the class of 2021: architects

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Jean Verbridge, Lisa Tharp, David Scott Parker, Adolfo Perez, Allison Iantosca, and Steven Siegel. This year’s inductees were photographed at Modern Relik in Boston.

David Scott Parker and Adolfo Perez; interior designers Jean Verbridge and Lisa Tharp; structural engineer Steven Siegel; and F.H. Perry Builder, represented by company owner Allison Iantosca. Please join us as we raise a glass to this impressive group of design pros in honor of their considerable accomplish-

ments. This year’s gala, which will benefit Household Goods, a Boston-area nonprofit that provides donated household items to families in need, will be held on November 11 at the InterContinental Boston. Visit nehomemag.com for details.

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in the mid-1970s to focus on visual and environmental studies. “I didn’t know I was going to be an architect at the time,” he recalls, “but I always had the facility to draw and think in three dimensions.” Curiosity led him to an introductory architecture course, where his fate was soon sealed. He went on to earn his master’s in architecture at Harvard in 1986. After honing his craft at Boston-area firms, Perez hung out his own shingle. In the twenty-eight years since, his work has garnered numerous awards and has been

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“Contemporary design is less about a style and more about an attitude—an attitude that reflects the time and place in which we live and build,” he wrote in his submission to our panel of judges. “It is an attitude that honors the recent as well as the historical past.” Perez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, arrived at Harvard Bottom photograph by Richard Mandelkorn

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“Contemporary design is less about a style and more about an attitude—an attitude that reflects the time and place in which we live and build.” —Architect Adolfo Perez featured in dozens of publications. While he appreciates the New England vernacular (in fact, he and his wife live in a centerentrance colonial-style house, albeit one they’ve modernized with an open floor plan and a contemporary addition), Perez insists that architecture doesn’t need to be constrained by the prevailing style. “If you look at a place like Italy that has thousands of years of history, they don’t think twice about building something contemporary,” he says. “I like to think that what I do is a continuation of what’s gone before.”

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traditional architecture and with restoration and preservation.” New Harmony also attracted some of the twentieth century’s modernist stars, Parker says, resulting in fine examples of contemporary design by such luminaries as Philip Johnson and Richard Meier. The reverence for old and appreciation of new followed Parker through his studies at the University of Virginia and Harvard, at his first job, working with Richard Meier on The Getty museum in California, and with the founding of his Southport, Connecticut, firm in 1989. The twenty members of his company work on a wide range of projects both

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lowed appreciated the houses and commercial buildings those early settlers erected, and when Parker was a teen, the town was in the process of preserving the old structures. “I worked on the restoration of twenty or thirty buildings between junior high and college,” he recalls, “and that experience made me fascinated with Bottom photograph by Durston Saylor

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residential and institutional. They’ve preserved National Historic Landmarks like Connecticut’s Mark Twain House & Museum; designed the master plan for Berklee College of Music’s New York City facility; and built new homes in a variety of styles across the country, from a Mediterranean-inspired California villa to a contemporary Manhattan penthouse to a classic shingled New England carriage house. Whether he’s building a new home or renovating an older one, Parker particularly likes the interactive nature of residential architecture. “I enjoy working with clients and engaging them in the process so that they take pride in what we’ve accomplished together,” he says. “I get a lot of pleasure out of making clients happy.”

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Institute of Technology. Since 1980, Verbridge has been an interior designer in the Boston area, working initially for others, then operating her own business from 1985 to 1999. In 1999, she teamed up with architect Thaddeus Siemasko to form SV Design with offices in Beverly and Chatham. Her design career satisfies her craving to keep her life fresh and interesting. “Every project is different, every client is different, every economic cycle is different,” she says. “I never feel like I’m doing the same thing twice.” While most of SV’s clients are in New England, Verbridge says a number of them have enlisted her to design second

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with my life.’ ” When her upstate New York plant shop began working with companies like Kodak and Xerox, providing greenery to decorate their corporate offices, she found herself thinking about interior design. Without further ado, she sold her shop and enrolled in a design program at Rochester Bottom photograph by Bruce Buck

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homes in other parts of the country. “There’s a challenge to putting our mind into a whole different environment,” she says, citing recent projects in Florida and Colorado. Verbridge is especially proud of the work her firm does, a fair share of it pro bono, for nonprofit organizations and affordable housing developments. “I’m passionate about educating the public about the capabilities of interior designers,” she says. “Client by client, and by being involved in the community, I educate.”

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and use of nontoxic and organic material, it also sparked Tharp’s career in interior design and led to the creation of her company, Lisa Tharp Design, in 2011. Tharp and her husband eventually sold the Concord home and moved to Boston’s Newbury Street, fulfilling a promise Tharp made to herself when she was a child on her first visit to the city. “I stepped out of the car on Commonwealth Avenue and was starstruck by the brownstones, by the trees lining the street,” she remembers. “It was magical to me, and I made a mental note to live here someday.”

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As part of her firm’s mission to create beautiful spaces that improve the quality of life, Tharp has launched her own line of upholstered furniture, case goods, and accessories, a collection of elegant, contemporary pieces manufactured in the U.S. Furthering her interest in maintaining a healthy environment, Tharp has partnered with ECOS Paints on Lisa Tharp Colors to offer a lineup of sixty shades of organic, nontoxic paint. The self-taught designer says there are strong parallels between her early and current careers. “They’re both just different expressions of storytelling,” she says.

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Steven Siegel SIEGEL ASSOCIATES

While some architects see what he does as “just math,” Siegal says, he believes his company’s success comes from engaging architects in a true relationship. “I think it’s more common for engineers to tell architects how they want to do something, while our approach is to provide options,” he explains. “There are lots of different ways to approach a design challenge. The clients we’ve developed come back because they appreciate the interaction and that we value what they’re doing.” His ability to connect with his clients comes not only from his love of design, but from his own studies at the Boston Architectural College. “We used to joke that architects are gravity-defying individuals,” he says. “The moment I

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structural engineering firm. Siegel grew up wanting to be an architect but, as he puts it, “My pragmatic father steered me toward structural engineering.” His dad was as wise as he was pragmatic. At the University of Connecticut, Siegel discovered that engineering suited both his personality and his talents. Bottom photograph by Christian Philips

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“We used to joke that architects are gravity-defying individuals.” —Structural engineer Steven Siegel

took classes, I ignored my engineering and started doing my own gravitydefying designs. It helped me develop empathy for architects early on in my practice.” Most of Siegel’s work is right here in New England, but his firm also ventures farther afield. When one team member moved to South Carolina

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because his wife got a university position there, Siegel opened a Spartanburg office. “Some of the design sensibilities are different down there,” he acknowledges. But with the mix of science and art—and maybe a little magic—that is structural engineering, Siegel Associates is sure to find continued success.

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F.H. Perry Builder ALLISON IANTOSCA

It soon became clear that Iantosca had found her true calling. She started out helping clients choose kitchen and bath fixtures and finishes and worked her way through sales, marketing, and brand development, and finally to a leadership position. In 2016, Perry retired and sold the family business to his daughter. Running a construction company isn’t all that different from theater work, Iantosca discovered, especially when it comes to collaboration. “My dad always said it’s about leveraging talent, so you do what you’re good at and surround yourself with people who are good at other things,” she says.

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for a regional touring company. But it was a tough way to make a living, and she began to search for other avenues to live out what she loved about theater: the discipline and rigor, the creativity, and the teamwork. She and her dad decided to give working together a try, and in 2000 they embarked on a six-month trial period. Bottom photograph by Marcus Gleysteen

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Her leadership style emphasizes letting other people’s talents shine. “It’s much more fun to work with smart people who can bring so much,” she says. Iantosca would love to see more women in the field at every level, from carpentry to management. “I don’t stand on a bandwagon, but the industry is booming, and we have a labor shortage,” she says. “Why aren’t we taking advantage of half the population?” As the firm approaches fortyfive years in business, Iantosca takes well-deserved pride in being able to continue her father’s legacy.

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Hall of Fame Announcement Party EDITED BY EMILY EDIGER

The 2021 New England Design Hall of Fame inductees were feted at a cocktail party at Venegas and Company’s Boston showroom in October. New England Home’s Editor in Chief Jenna Talbott announced the six inductees to the gathering of top industry professionals before Publisher Kathy Bush-Dutton led the crowd in a toast. Congratulations to architects Adolfo Perez (who was unable to attend) and David Scott Parker; interior designers Lisa Tharp and Jean Verbridge; structural engineer Steven Siegel; and F.H. Perry Builder, represented by owner Allison Iantosca.

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New England Home’s Joyce Leavitt (left) and Jenna Talbott (right) flank Donna Venegas of Venegas and Company and inductee Jean Verbridge

Inductee David Scott Parker with John Haven and Doug Jones of LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects

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2021 inductees Allison Iantosca, Steven Seigel, Lisa Tharp, Jean Verbridge, and David Scott Parker

2021 Hall of Fame judges Doug Jones, Ted Landsmark, Meichi Peng, and Ted Goodnow Angela Prizio, Wade Bergeron, Jim Foscaldo, Allison Iantosca, and Michael Resteghini of inductee F.H. Perry Builder

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2021 Panel of Judges Four of the five judges for this year’s New England Design Hall of Fame are previous Hall of Fame inductees themselves, and Ted Landsmark has been a judge for all fourteen years of the program. We are grateful for their time, expertise, and dedication to the vetting process. Each year, the judges set a high standard that continues to raise the bar for design in the region. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT:

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PROJECTS WE LOVE Special spaces that reveal the creative genius of New England’s design professionals

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Newport Cottage Why do you love this project? Fulfilling architect David Andreozzi’s vision, and seeing firsthand how much the homeowners loved the final product, gave me a great deal of pride and satisfaction. Getting the chance to be with David, Aaron Usher, and the homeowners at the photo shoot was a rare treat. David’s eye-catching details through the lens of Aaron’s camera made for great takes of this stately Shingle-style home in Newport. What is the most distinctive part of this project? There are many elements of this project that stand out. Two of them are quite different in magnitude. First is David’s unique custom mantel. As you enter the home, the airy foyer and striking stairway set the perfect stage for it. Artfully conceived with stylish curves, it is distinctly different from typical mantel designs. While our craftsmen were building it in our shop, the fresh design with curvy lines caught everyone’s attention. 112

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Next is the kitchen where no detail was left out. It is truly stunning! This space is so inviting with plenty of room for the entire family to gather. The multitude of kitchen cabinets were fully customized with made-to-order inserts and storage hardware inside almost every cabinet. The breathtaking stained-glass ceiling is comprised of four massive skylights that span nearly the full length and width of the kitchen. What were the challenges of this project? Designing the layout for the ceiling and the beams that separate the window wells was tricky as there were many center lines to be held. In addition, we had to maintain the millwork relationships to the appliances and the windows framing the glorious ocean views. When speaking with David about the concept for the kitchen space and how it turned out, I could tell he was over the moon. The homeowners felt the same way. Herrick & White was very proud to help realize David’s vision. ARCHITECT: ANDREOZZI ARCHITECTS | BUILDER: PARKER CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER: AARON USHER III PHOTOGRAPHY

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➊ David Andreozzi cleverly incorporated lighting and retractable shades into the ceiling for the homeowners. ➋ The heart of this home is flooded with natural light from the stained-glass above and from the windows looking out to Narragansett Bay. ➌ Traditional cabinetry panels discretely conceal the range hood, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The vent hood was a custom patina copper shroud that was radius in both width and height. ➍ The architect deftly repeated millwork features throughout the home, such as the elegant pattern on the foyer mantel that is echoed in the stairway balustrades and also the dining room chairs.

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Flawless Execution What were the challenges of this project? We had to build around major components—cabinetry, custom appliances, and other details—that are typically designed for an already established space, as well as work within a modestly scaled historical structure. Why do you love this project? We love this project, of course, because of the stunning finished product, but also because Liz Caan—an accomplished Boston designer—felt the Opus team truly shared her passion, enthusiasm, and skill when it came to realizing her vision for her own home. How is this project unique? From the beginning, the Opus team recognized this was a special project—and we knew we had the chops to make it shine. We sourced or created many custom

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elements to ensure the space was a true reflection of the homeowner, her family, and her lifestyle. Was there an “ah-ha” moment when you knew you were creating something special? Opus is known for reinvigorating historic homes, and it’s always astounding to see spaces evolve to become more modern, functional, and—most important— reflective of the homeowners. For this project, there was an “ah-ha” feeling when we worked with the owner/designer and architect to solve a structural problem that could have derailed the original vision for the space. This collaboration made evident the core values of Opus: relationships and trust. We knew we were creating something special, that we were building a home—not just renovating a space—and achieving the designer/homeowner’s dream and vision. That was the most rewarding moment for us.

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A Testament to Hope Why do you love this project? To have been part of the group that saved from the wrecking ball, an historic 1880s house, which was once abandoned and deemed unsalvageable. To have been party to a group in which all parties had a voice and whose various talents and loves combined to create a delightful and successful home. The architectural team, Jill Neubauer Architects, that caught the spirit of the place and location; the project manager, John Cooke,

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his knowledge, skill, and respect for all things gone before and those yet to come; and the late Roger Revelle, known for being the father of the “greenhouse effect” and first to coin the term “global warming” as well as the father of the best of clients. Little wonder the house on Little Harbor is a testament to hope, a LEED house, that integrated all that is environmentally sound as best we knew how.

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Outdoor Living Space How is this project unique? The Perfection Fence design team assessed the historic architecture of this stately home. When designing the Cellular Vinyl railing, the placement of the architectural pillars and railing needed to replicate the front porch. This replicated railing was architecturally crafted in Cellular Vinyl with structural reinforcement ensuring the life of the railing while embracing the architectural authenticity of this home. Was there any historic architecture that influenced this project? Our client contacted us to evaluate the design of the original railing on the front porch and matching radius railing over the bay window portico. They wanted to keep the historic influence of the railing when adding new railing over the porch.

What challenges were encountered in the pergola project? The Perfection Fence design team created this unique ForeverVinyl™ pergola with diagonal angles that follow the existing wall surrounding the sunken patio. The client’s vision for a beautiful outdoor room was artfully accomplished, adding architectural elegance to the existing home and stone wall. Many pergola projects require special attention, but the unique challenge to this project was the diagonal angles of the dual main carriers on the columns that tie back to existing columns supporting the house. In addition, locating the pergola columns to complement the columns on the house was visually and structurally important. Experiencing the outdoors in exquisite defined space enhances the experience.

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➊ The creation of custom hand-crafted railings in new modern, low maintenance materials adds distinction and durability while meeting current building codes. ➋ Turning open outdoor space into a defined outdoor room by adding a pergola invites a friendly warm atmosphere while extending the living space of the home. ➌ The second story deck with replicated railings embraces the architectural authenticity of this home. ➍ This close up view of the railing shows the details crafted into the pillars and the scribing of the top and bottom rails to the post caps and bases.

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Realizing a Vision What were the clients’ goals for this project, and how did you address them? After living in his East Dennis home for fifteen years, Rob McPhee, president of McPhee Associates of Dennis, wanted to add a first-floor primary suite. He and his wife sought a ‘luxurious retreat,’ and she really wanted a freestanding soaking tub to relax in. The primary bathroom is modern, elegant, and bright. The 800-square-foot addition for the primary suite led to the creation of an entire outdoor oasis, complete with a pool, hot tub, firepit, outdoor kitchen, and expansive patio with a larger backyard. Why do you love this project? Danielle Jones, president of Snow and Jones, says, “I love working with my long-term clients on their own projects. I’ve been collaborating with Rob pro-

fessionally for fifteen-plus years now, and seeing his own vision come to life is so rewarding. We work together with his team to create beautiful projects for his own clients. Being able to incorporate the warm brass tones with their tile selections and the warmth of the vanity to create their own oasis is satisfying knowing they will truly enjoy this space.” What do your clients appreciate most about this project? • His wife loves the brushed-brass fixtures and the look of the brass against the tiled walls. • They love the rain and handheld showerheads in the spacious shower. • The outdoor shower enables the kids to rinse off beach sand before jumping in the pool. • The outdoor kitchen is great for entertaining friends and family.

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Backyard Oasis How is this project unique? The genesis of the project was a desire by the homeowner to incorporate a water feature into their landscape. We don’t design or install many water features, so we were hesitant at the start. We ended up teaming with Sean Cudmore, of Pond Creations by Sean, on both the design and execution. What started out as a challenge ended up being the focal point of the backyard, as we were able to incorporate several distinct outdoor rooms centered around the pond and waterfall. What do your clients appreciate the most about this project? We finished this project the fall before the pandemic hit. The homeowners both happen to be healthcare workers, so the following spring their new land-

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scape became something new for them, a respite from the daily struggle against COVID. Sitting on their patio, listening to the gentle sound of the water provided a serene escape. What were the challenges faced in this particular project? Many of our projects deal with some changes in elevation, but this one was particularly drastic. Part of the challenge was how to situate the elements that the homeowner was looking for within the grades of the yard, and the other part was marrying our new landscape to the existing retaining walls on site. Using multiple levels allowed us to create distinct spaces defined by vertical separation and walls, and also to build enough height into the water feature to create some sound and drama.

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Consistency in our finishes, coupled with pops of stainless steel and black, generate the perfect blend of clean, modern, and masculine to give the space a cohesive look that flows beautifully from one area to the next. How is this project unique? The client for this project had an extensive art collection that served as the starting point for the entire design. Typically, art is one of the finishing touches we add to a space, after the furniture is installed, so it was refreshing to reverse the process for this project! After deciding where each piece of art would live, we were able to select our fabrics, finishes, and lighting for the space.

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What challenges were encountered on this particular project? This condo is relatively small so the scale, proportion, and function of each furniture piece was well thought out. We chose a Maxalto sideboard that serves as both the entry console as well as additional storage for the kitchen. The large mirror above the sideboard creates depth and reflects light from the corner windows to make the space feel larger and more open. The upholstery was custom made with every detail considered, from the overall size of the pieces to the height of the back pillows. The lightweight barstools tuck nicely under the kitchen island, and the grouping of oval-shaped drink tables allows for easy circulation without taking up too much space.

Diane Murphy Interiors created a sophisticated yet comfortable living area using a mixture of textured, neutral fabrics, metal finishes, and great modern art.

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How was this project different? The lion’s share of our work is renovating or building single-family homes, but we also do a fair amount of work in Boston residential high-rises, and they have unique challenges. The Millennium Tower units, like the majority of high-rises, are generic in layout and design, so renovation takes place within a sometimes limiting footprint. The ingenuity required on a project like this is a true testament to the importance of collaboration between builder, designer, and homeowner! Did a designer influence this project? We worked with Courtney Taylor Interiors to help bring this space to life. To take advantage of the unbeatable views of the city, she chose monochromatic colors, with colorful accents. The custom-designed zebrawood and nickel bar we built in the living room/dining area perfectly complements the aesthetic. Pops of color were used throughout, including the hallway, guest bedrooms, and baths. All the bedrooms have colorful wallpaper on the wall behind the headboard with a “picture frame” to give the appearance of artwork. What challenges were encountered on this particular project? With most high-rise interior projects, there are challenges and limitations—in this case, the beautiful lighting-design plan with custom lighting fixtures is one that got our team’s problem-solving juices flowing! The ceiling-mounted light fixtures were a challenge to wire because the ceiling is made of concrete. Our team lowered the ceiling about an inch and a half to accommodate electric wiring. Dropped soffits were added at specific locations to frame the lighting and add dimension to the space. We encountered a similar issue with the impressive audio/visual systems, where wiring had to be installed without interrupting or impacting design. The end result is a colorful, contemporary space with incredibly creative details that truly fits our client.

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Millennium Tower Sweeping views of the Boston skyline perfectly complement the custom millwork and extraordinary light fixtures in this Millennium Tower renovation.

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Kitchen with Soul What were the challenges faced in this particular project? Both of the homeowners had an active interest in the granite selection, so there were two distinct opinions. The project required a significant amount of granite, which needed to be consistent enough while maintaining the movement that the clients preferred. Using our array of suppliers, we were able to find a large quantity of granite that both clients loved. What were the clients’ goals and how did you address them? The client wanted to minimize seams as much as possible, but several of the sec-

tions were quite long. By raising the end of the island top up to bar height we were able to eliminate an obvious seam, while creating an interesting bi-level top. The kitchen ended up with only one seam that measures less than eight inches total, at the main sink, and is virtually invisible. Why did you love this project? I love this project because this kitchen really is the soul of the house. The way they changed their layout to make this kitchen happen really amazed me. And it was a pleasure to work with such great people. It’s no wonder why we are friends.

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Heart of the Home What were the clients’ goals for this project, and how did you address them? The old kitchen consisted of a maze of rooms that housed a rear entry, laundry area, and storage room. The owners were on board with opening up the space to get more light and a family-friendly island. The French stove provided inspiration for the kitchen design. We found the striking mosaic as a backsplash and oriented the layout to maximize the “wow” factor. The owners wanted open shelving, so we designed plenty of base cabinets for storage. We all came to quick agreement about the cabinet colors and using walnut as an accent.

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Was there an “ah-ha” moment when you knew you were creating something unique for the homeowners? When we uncovered the column original to the house, we knew we had to keep it in the design to preserve a little piece of the home’s history. The kitchen feels so welcoming and comfortable all while being beautiful and functional.

Frameless cabinetry in a mix of Benjamin Moore White Dove and Blue Spruce with natural walnut accents.

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Designer Dee Elms replaced the half-wall and heavy columns that separated the dining and living rooms with glass panels. Says project manager Dan Stone of JW Construction, “It was a more traditional house, and she brought a lot of contemporary ideas. It was a fun project to do.”

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A classic coffered ceiling makes the perfect companion to the living room’s streamlined furniture. Other modern touches include the artwork by Martin Kline above the fireplace and Lindsey Adelman’s striking Branching Bubbles chandelier. With three teenagers and three dogs, owners Kim and John Toomey are happy that Elms covered the sofas and chairs with easycare indoor-outdoor fabric.

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LEFT: Black, in the painted railing and textured wallpaper, adds drama to the foyer, where a vintage glass chandelier sparkles above. RIGHT: A coat of paint and gold hardware bring new life to the kitchen cabinets. The existing twin islands were freshened up with Calacatta marble on top and sides.

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n the bustle of raising three young children, Kim and John Toomey were fine with their Lexington, Massachusetts, home. But as the kids became teenagers and Mom and Dad had a moment to catch their breath, they realized the house they’d occupied for

eight years could use a bit of a refresh. “We did a renovation when we first moved in, moving walls and updating the kitchen,” Kim says. “But it always felt like we didn’t really make it personal, adding the aesthetic touches a designer can add.”

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Boston-based designer Dee Elms had worked with the couple on the city condo they bought in anticipation of their empty-nest years, so it was an easy decision to turn to her again for their primary home. “I said, ‘It’s time for you to get over here to warm this place up and make it us,’ ” Kim recalls. Architecturally the house didn’t need major changes, although everyone agreed the half-wall and beefy columns separating the living and dining rooms felt clunky and outdated. Working with Dan Stone of JW Construction, Elms swapped them out for a pair of metal-framed panels of glass. “They’re sort of like sideways transoms,” Elms explains, “and they delineate the space but in a subtle way and with a contemporary vibe.” From the foyer’s paneling to the living room’s coffered ceiling to the barrel ceiling in the family room, the house

CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: The handsome piano room sports a linen-textured wallpaper in a subtle stripe that complements the glossy black window and door casings. Elms played up the architectural details of Kim’s study with Benjamin Moore’s Evening Dove, a soft charcoal blue. A tiny powder room makes a big statement with Innovations Oil + Water wallpaper and a monolithic stone sink set against a tiled wall.

boasts plenty of traditional architectural details that lend a gracious touch. Elms’s palette of black and palest gray/white plays up the classic details while imbuing them with a contemporary freshness. To further the youthful new look, she replaced fussy fireplace surrounds with sleek travertine and brought in furniture with a clean, elegant look. And every room is treated to a knockout light fixture: a sparkly vintage glass starburst in the foyer, Lindsey Adelman’s dramatic Branching Bubbles chandelier in the living room, and Christopher Boots’s striking Abacus pendant in the dining room. “I’m obsessed with this light,” Elms says about the sculptural piece, which features clumps of uncutquartz crystal suspended from a horizontal brass bar. Artwork, chosen with help from Boston’s

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The subtle, watery colors in the fireplace surround inspired the pastel hues for Kim and John’s bedroom. “It looks like waves on the sea in an old Winslow Homer painting,” Elms says. Soft pink wool drapes against pale blue walls and an upholstered cloudgray headboard give the room a serene, dreamy look. Circa Lighting table lamps with burnished-brass shades add dimension.

S3 Contemporary, adds color to almost every room. A vivid oil by Connecticut artist Ted Gahl enlivens the family room, Ori Gersht’s large floral photo makes an arresting addition to the dining room, and a graffiti-like lithograph by Melissa Meyer is a bright echo of the pastel hues that give Kim

and John’s bedroom its serene feel. Then there’s Kim’s favorite: Emily Mae Smith’s whimsical screen print that hangs in the kitchen. “The house wouldn’t be complete without the art,” she says. It wouldn’t have been complete without the input of her three teens, either.

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Although once in a while she says, “I had to make an executive decision,” she welcomed their opinions. “It was definitely a family project.” As grown-up as the place looks, it holds lots of family-friendly features, like the indoor-outdoor fabric on the white living room sofas, and the benches at the

dining table that encourage kids to linger for after-dinner conversation. When they embarked on this project, Kim says, “I said, let’s make it special, make it fabulous, make it us.” Mission accomplished.

INTERIOR DESIGN:

Dee Elms, Elms Interior Design BUILDER:

Jon Wardwell, Dan Stone, JW Construction

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Voluptuous Vladimir Kagan sofas and cocktail tables seem to float on top of a 100 percent silk rug from Steven King Decorative Carpets in the living room’s conversation area. On just the right days, the furnishings mimic the clouds that hang in the sky over the city of Boston.

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higher ground A design team proves that solid surfaces

can add just as much warmth as soft furnishings.

Text by

Erika Ayn Finch

Photography by

Michael J. Lee

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It started with the stone. Designer Paula Daher took her clients on a fieldtrip to Cumar in Everett, Massachusetts, before the couple even began pondering a color palette for their new Boston high-rise. Daher had good reason for beginning the design process at the renowned stone fabricator. “The wife was very concerned about living in a highrise,” she explains. “She wanted to feel a connection to the earth—to feel grounded. It can be unsettling to live so high up, especially at night or when it’s foggy. It’s almost like being in a plane.”

LEFT: A natural quartzite from Brazil surrounds the fireplace in the living room. A sculpture from the couple’s existing collection, the five-foot-tall Ophelia by Michael James Talbot, found a home on the mantel. Sliding panels conceal the television. RIGHT: De Gournay wallpaper and onyx vulcano stone, featuring ribbons of copper, green, ivory, and cranberry, lend drama to the powder room. FACING PAGE: A bas-relief inspired by a favorite poem greets the couple when they enter the condo’s foyer.

The homeowners spent hours at Cumar with stone designer Dawn Carroll. They were drawn to unusual, vibrant specimens that suggested ocean sunsets and Walden Pond birch trees. Once they made their choices, the three-bedroom apartment began to materialize. Blue-and-copper Van Gogh quartzite became the fireplace surround in the living room. Agate was paired with anigre for the guest bathroom’s backlit vanity, and cranberry-colored onyx vulcano from Turkey offers a jaw-dropping moment in the powder room. A serene quartzite clads the kitchen island. But the showstopper just might be the nearly eight-by-six-foot slab of Tunisian Sahara Noir marble set into the anigre-paneled walls of the dining room. The clients, who both have a passion for art (she paints, and he does leatherwork), equated the slab to a painting,

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“The wife was concerned about living in a high-rise. She wanted to feel a connection to the earth—to feel grounded.” —DESIGNER PAULA DAHER

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In the living room, designer Paula Daher sought a light fixture that would not interrupt the skyline views, so she landed on this one from Apparatus. To hang the heavy four-piece fixture, the team at Adams + Beasley Associates had to anchor it to the structural framing of the high-rise six months before the ceiling was finished and the light was installed.

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RIGHT: In the dining room, a six-ton

slab of marble from stone fabricator Cumar acts as artwork; stone designer Dawn Carroll says the pattern reminds her of the birch trees surrounding Walden Pond. BELOW: Builder Eric Adams says it took three people roughly 170 hours total to realize the high-gloss ceiling in the dining room. “And ninety percent of that time was just doing prep work,” he says. FACING PAGE: At a touch, the dining room’s anigre-paneled walls open to reveal storage for china and serveware.

which made Carroll’s heart skip a beat. “I’d had that piece of stone on hold for myself for ten years,” she recalls. “I just couldn’t let it go, but these clients loved it as much, if not more, than I did. It was bittersweet, but now when I drive by the building, I can wave to it.” Of course, installing a six-ton hunk of marble took highly skilled craftsmen—and a little luck, says Eric Adams, principal at Adams + Beasley Associates. In fact, to realize the overall vision— streamlined yet warm, understated meets sophisticated—required an extraordinary level of precision and detail. “There are only a few times in a career where you get to work with clients and design professionals on such an ambitious project,” says Adams. “It was like being part of an orchestra. All of the instruments had to play the same music at the same time or there would have been discord.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: The husband’s studio does double duty as an office and workshop where he focuses on his leatherwork; the desk was designed by Virginia SeherrThoss from Daher Interior Design. In the studio, the workbench can be closeted away thanks to riveted metal doors fabricated by Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers. In the wife’s north-facing studio, where she escapes to paint, soft floor-to-ceiling ombre curtains crafted from alpaca bring a sense of hushed serenity.

The music analogy is apropos. Daher recalls the day her clients sent along a favorite poem, Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) written by Farid al-Din ‘Attar in 1487. Because the poem was so meaningful to the couple, the design team devised a way to incorporate it into the space. Today, when the elevator doors open into the condo’s foyer, a

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plaster bas-relief from Brooklyn-based SuperStrata featuring flora and fauna inspired by the poem greets the homeowners. A striking rock-crystal chandelier purchased at Boston’s Charles Spada illuminates and hints at the surfaces throughout the space. To further ground the sky-high home, Daher designed cocoon-like floor-to-

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INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN:

Paula Daher, Virginia Seherr-Thoss, Daher Interior Design INTERIOR BUILDER:

Alison Cutler, Derek Gann, Eric Adams, Adams + Beasley Associates STONE DESIGN:

Dawn Carroll, Cumar

ABOVE: Triple window treatments in the primary bedroom block out all light and noise, while a wall upholstered in Lee Jofa fabric adds an additional layer of softness. BELOW: A pale blue calcite azul was paired with stained rift-cut white oak for the primary bathroom’s vanity. FACING PAGE: Hardwood floors aren’t typical in bathrooms, but here they add warmth to a large space that otherwise could have felt cold, especially with so much glass, explains Daher. In addition to the curtains, motorized shades add a layer of privacy.

ceiling drapery on concealed tracks in every room, including the tub alcove in the primary bath. The window in that space also features a motorized shade studded with pearl-like white beads that, at night, resemble stars. “It’s pure magic,” says Daher. Her clients, who, due to COVID-19, didn’t see the project until it was finished, agree. “On the day of the big reveal, they exited the elevator and were moved to tears,” recalls Daher. “After we walked through the space, she said, ‘You did it. Everything feels warm, organic, and inviting. I don’t feel so far above the earth.’ ” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Lighten

Up!

A dark, traditional home gets a modern makeover fit for an active young family.

Text by Alyssa Bird Photography by Jared Kuzia

The homeowners worked with designers Holly Gagne and Tina Sanchez and builder Carson True to transform a traditional residence into the stylish house of their dreams. Perhaps the most dramatic change is the interior millwork, which went from a dark mahogany to an airy white, as seen in the entry. FACING PAGE: The hallway looking into the dining room is sheathed in a Phillip Jeffries wallpaper.

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Throughout the home, Gagne and Sanchez created small gathering areas to make the residence’s large scale feel more intimate. In the expansive living room, two separate sitting areas feature comfortable, streamlined furnishings upholstered in durable fabrics that are appropriate for the couple’s two children. “We wanted them to have these smaller, cozy spaces where they can be together as a family,” explains Sanchez.

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RIGHT: A sectional from RH provides

a comfortable lounging area on one side of the living room; the artwork is by Meighan Morrison. LEFT: On the opposite end of the living room, it’s easy to see how much dark mahogany was in the home before Gagne and Sanchez stepped in with gallons of paint. No changes were necessary to the Calacatta gold fireplace surround; in the winter, the family likes to get cozy here and play games.

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o often the best things come to those who aren’t looking for them, and such was the case with Ashley and Josiah Lilly’s residence in Newbury, Massachusetts. The couple hadn’t been planning to leave their beloved riverfront home in Newburyport, but when Josiah—a realtor and Newbury native— noticed this listing come on the market, he knew it was too good to pass up.

Boasting triple the square footage and more outdoor space for their two children, dogs, and cats, it checked all the boxes for a young family. The only problem? “Ashley hated the house when we first saw it,” he says with a laugh. “But we’ve done renovations before, so we knew we could take it from traditional to transitional to suit our taste.” And although the 8,600-square-foot residence—which was built in 2010—felt a bit dark and dated, thanks in large part to heavy mahogany paneling throughout, it also had a lot going for it. “When I toured the house with Ashley and Josiah, I thought it was a beautiful starting point

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“OUR GOAL WAS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO THE HOME, MAKING IT LIGHTER, BRIGHTER, AND MORE CASUAL.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER HOLLY GAGNE

with great craftsmanship,” says builder Carson True, a childhood acquaintance of Ashley’s who has collaborated with the couple on previous projects. “It was clear, however, that there would need to be changes made for them to feel comfortable in the house.” At True’s suggestion, the homeowners met with interior designer Holly Gagne. “We knew immediately that we wanted to work with her,” says Ashley, a financial

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ABOVE: The most extensive work

tech consultant who also grew up in the area. “She was kind, had an amazing vibe, and seemed to get us right away.” Gagne, along with her associate Tina Sanchez, even visited the Lilly’s Newburyport house to get a better handle on her clients’ wants and needs. “It was helpful to see what they liked so we could translate that into their new home,” says Gagne, adding that the new residence had “great bones, charm, and character,

but felt too formal for a young family. Our goal was to breathe new life into the home, making it lighter, brighter, and more casual.” Among the list of mandates was installing a new kitchen (the mahogany cabinetry and earth-tone marble flooring didn’t speak to the homeowners’ aesthetic), transforming the pantry into a multiuse space with two desks, restaining the reddish-toned wood floors to bring

was done in the kitchen, where painted custom cabinets, durable quartzite countertops, and walnut flooring replaced dark cabinetry and marble flooring. Barstools from Lawson-Fenning and pendants from The Urban Electric Co. outfit the island. LEFT: An adjacent pantry was transformed into a multipurpose space containing a built-in coffee nook and two desk areas.

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Says Gagne of the frequently used sunroom: “This room didn’t have a clear purpose in the beginning, but now it’s the perfect complement to the kitchen and a great place to unwind.” In the primary bedroom, the chandelier, bed, chair, and rug are from RH, the homeowner’s favorite store. The primary bath features wallpaper from Serena & Lily.

out their natural walnut color, addressing the mahogany paneling and trim, changing out all lighting and hardware, and painting the entire house. “There was a solid four months of painting alone,” notes Sanchez. “We discussed removing the mahogany trim altogether, but painting it white actually makes it pop.” With just about every surface refreshed, Gagne and Sanchez could begin furnishing the family-friendly home, incorporating some of the couple’s existing items along with new contemporary pieces upholstered in durable performance fabrics. “They have an active lifestyle with kids and pets, but they also appreciate quality and enjoy an elevated sense of style,” explains Sanchez. “We balanced the strong, rich woods with airy neutrals, including textured fabrics in white, taupe, cream, and gray.” And now that the transformation is complete, Ashley couldn’t be happier. “The end result truly fosters our lifestyle,” she says. “It went from dark and heavy to light, casual, and elegant.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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INTERIOR DESIGN: Holly Gagne, Tina Sanchez, Holly Gagne Interior Design RENOVATION BUILDER: Carson True, The True Company ARCHITECTURE: Benjamin Nutter, Rick Bernard, Benjamin Nutter Architects

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PAST PRESENT

Subtle alterations bring an antique house into the future— without leaving its historical heart behind. Text by DEBRA JUDGE SILBER  |  Photography by MICHAEL J. LEE

Designer Erin Gates used fabrics and furniture with modern lines to update the look of the original entry and dining room of this 1934 Wellesley Farms colonial.

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H

aving built or remodeled some fifty homes in the Boston suburb of Wellesley Farms, Patrick Ahearn’s architectural firm just might be remaking the leafy enclave one house at a time. Not that anyone would notice. “You can’t tell my new houses from my old houses,” says the architect, whose signature style is best described as invisibility. Through adherence to classic proportions and architectural sleight of hand, Ahearn specializes in making older homes easier to live in without stripping them of their timeless character. “We don’t create a new architecture,” Ahearn explains. “We study the architec-

ture that was there. If you don’t know the past, you really can’t do the future well.” Inside this particular Wellesley Farms home, the future was already coming into focus. For more than a year, interior designer Erin Gates had been working with

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Maintaining an appropriate scale when adding on preserves the remodeled house’s vintage appearance, says architect Patrick Ahearn: “It’s the collection of smaller moves that all of a sudden changes the way a house lives.” Traditional at a glance, the living room’s Lucite-and-leather bench reveals its contemporary side. The room’s palette was inspired by an overlooked painting that Gates found relegated to an obscure corner; she rehung it above the mantel, between two vintage sconces from Chairish.

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CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW: In the kitchen,

glass pendants from Rejuvenation are airily transparent but hefty enough to make their presence known, while the Danbymarble-topped island is painted Farrow & Ball Castle Gray. In the new family room, an antique brass detail in the top of the custom walnut side table is an electrical port. The butler’s pantry off the kitchen gets more than a passing glance with a gallery of family photos, a ceiling papered with GP & J Baker, and walls the bold color of Benjamin Moore’s In the Midnight Hour.

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the owners to better adapt the 1934 brick colonial to their needs and those of the couple’s three teenagers. “They wanted to respect the history of the home and the style in which it was designed but make it more friendly for a modern family,” she says. But it soon became clear that a more extensive remodel would be needed for the family to gain the space and comfort they desired. The owners called on Ahearn and Michael Tartamella, Ahearn’s managing principal and project architect, to join Gates on the renovation. Past additions to the brick portion of the house had added some space, but the rooms remained disjointed. “Our task was to update the existing house and reimagine some of the additions to make them more cohesive,” Tartamella says. The key was to preserve the hierarchy of the original architecture. “It’s all about scale,” he says. “You want to make the additions appear as if they were part of the original massing. That sets the tone for how to add onto the house while maintaining authenticity.” Using this formula, an unheated porch on one side of the house became a one-and-

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Her clients’ willingness to take risks is what made their game room successful, says Gates. “Not everyone will commit to wall-to-wall blue-plaid carpet. But they really went for it, and it’s so perfect for what that room is.” The carpet is from STARK, while the pool table and shuffleboard are custom through Pharaoh USA. A ceiling fixture from Visual Comfort tops it all off.

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ARCHITECTURE:

Patrick Ahearn, Michael Tartamella, Patrick Ahearn Architect INTERIOR DESIGN:

Erin Gates, Erin Gates Design BUILDER:

Jack Sullivan, The Chelsea Company LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Ryan Wampler, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

a-half-story addition, its modest height preventing it from competing with the main brick structure; the new section houses a game room below and a luxurious primary bath above. On the opposite side, an undersized garage was replaced with a larger but otherwise identical replica, faithful down to the gambrel roof that nearly sweeps the ground. In the back of the house, a small breakfast room bump out was replaced with a much larger addition containing a new kitchen and family room. Positioning this

addition behind the house not only preserved the view from the street, but it also created an anchor for an outdoor kitchen, dining patio, and fireplace just steps from the new family room. “They really wanted an amazing outdoor space to integrate with both the interior and the yard,” says Ryan Wampler of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design. With those strategic additions, “the most useful parts of the home got much more enjoyable, functional, and beautiful,” says Gates, who enhanced these qualities

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half-story above the game room, a sparkling new bath connects directly to the primary bedroom in the original section of the house. Behind the house, the new wing comprising the kitchen and family room anchors a patio equipped with a grill, smoker, and dining area. Local brickmakers are experts at sourcing replicas of original bricks, says builder Jack Sullivan, but matching mortar is even more important to disguising new features and additions on an older home.

further by intermixing contemporary and traditional furnishings as seamlessly as the architects blended the exterior details. Classic burled wood shape-shifts into modern forms, while occasional pieces incorporating glass, metal, and Lucite crop up throughout rooms anchored by colonial-style moldings. “We really wanted to make sure the materials were rich and felt traditional, with a little bit of a twist,” she says. Just enough of a twist, that is, to make this old house live like new. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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BAY WATCH An architectural gem, this family-friendly home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, sits on a waterfront site with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay. Cardello Architects of Westport, Connecticut, created the showstopping stone-andshingle design. Despite a distinct air of formality—think highly wrought millwork and gleaming walnut floors— the home maintains a welcoming feel. Its new owners will see the bay wherever they look, from the two-story great

room and open kitchen to the living and dining areas to the first-floor primary suite. Even the two private offices on the third floor overlook the water (we imagine that working from home would hardly seem like working at all). With its breezy interiors, breathtaking sunset views, and detailed craftsmanship, this house captures “all of the best attributes of Aquidneck Island living,” says listing agent Alexandra Thursby. Seven bedrooms, a lower-level rec room (with a bar and game room), gym, wine cellar, home theater (with velvet reclining chairs and state-of-the-art acoustics), terraces, and a catwalk that overlooks the great room allow for time together and time apart. Outdoors there’s a spacious patio, stone walls, and an infinity pool. Bonus: the property is a short golf-cart ride away from the exclusive Aquidneck Club. CONTACT: Alexandra Thursby (401-266-9900)

or Courtney van Beuren (401-297-1334), Lila Delman/Compass, Newport, R.I., liladelman.com, MLS# 1288989

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of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2022

Discover the extraordinary stories behind 300 years of American quilts from a range of fiber artists and eras at the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston mfa.org

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Before we look ahead to a new year, we want to celebrate the 2021 achievements of the design community. Next time you are in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, visit the old YMCA building on Congress Street. It has been transformed into Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club and the MONA (Museum of New Art) Portsmouth. Initially constructed in 1905, the building was considered an architectural marvel but had since fallen into disrepair. Andrew Sidford Architects spearheaded the structure’s renovation, which included a dynamic addition that reclaims the building’s beauty while looking forward to its future use. Hutker Architects continued its philanthropic efforts this fall. The firm’s Martha’s Vineyard office designed and built a cedar outdoor shower that was auctioned off in Oak Bluffs during the September Art Stroll. The auction benefitted Habitat for Humanity. No doubt the bidding was lively for this Hutker original. Looking for a new podcast? Sarah Lawson, owner of S+H Construction, and renovation expert Bruce Irving teamed up to launch Builder’s Notebook: The Podcast. The show is an informative nuts-and-bolts series on home design, renovation, and construction. Both reno newbies and seasoned pros will find words of wisdom here. New episodes drop every other Wednesday, so add it to your playlist. We have also seen some exciting grand openings in our region. Walpole Outdoors opened a 9,300-square-foot showroom at Patriot Place in Foxborough,

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Shop for handcrafted furniture and accessories from more than 100 regional and national craftspeople at WaterFire Arts Center. Providence

Get in the holiday spirit by touring the John Hay Estate at The Fells, festively decorated for the holidays by local designers, florists, and volunteers.

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The beloved show returns as a virtual market featuring the work of locally and nationally renowned craftspeople. societyofcrafts.org

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Find something special for everyone on your gift list at this WaterFire Arts Center Market, which features 100-plus artisans.

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Massachusetts. The showroom setup allows shoppers to walk through a threedimensional “neighborhood,” providing them with a clear understanding of how the company’s pergolas, window boxes, fences, and furnishings will look in their yards and landscapes. Arhaus opened its first New Hampshire outpost. Located at Tuscan Village in Salem, the store offers furnishings, accessories, and complimentary design services. The Granite Place just got bigger and better with the opening of a new showroom and production facility in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The family-owned company, led by Jonathan daCosta and Carol Gomes, also boasts a Burlington, Massachusetts, location. After twenty years in residential design, Renovation Planning & Interiors decided it was time for a new name. The Boston-based firm is now Charles Street Design. We look forward to tracking the evolution of the company. After designing one-of-a-kind rugs for her clients, Boston-based interior designer Kristen Rivoli has decided to offer her creations directly to consumers via her website, kristenrivoli.com. The wool rugs, hand-knotted in Nepal, come in a variety of styles and vibrant colors. These crisp and contemporary heirlooms in the making appeal to homeowners looking for something unique. Finally, several Greater Boston area companies are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Architectural firm Studio DRAW commemorates a decade in business, while Rachel Reider Interiors has been designing sophisticated homes and boutique hotels for fifteen years. Carpenter & MacNeille beats them both with its quarter century of designing classic homes. Cheers to all! Do you have news to share with New England Home? Email Lynda Simonton at lsimonton@nehomemag.com.

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New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards This fall, we celebrated New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards in person. More than 350 guests gathered at Boston’s SoWa Power Station to honor this year’s winners: landscape designer Heather Harris, interior designers Gabrielle Pitocco Bove and Mika Durrell, architect Heather Souza, and kitchen designer Meaghan Moynahan. We also recognized the 2020 winners, interior designers Stephanie King, Emily Pinney, and Alina Wolhardt, architect Jessie Carroll, and landscape designer Elizabeth Hendrickson. WGBH radio and television personality Jim Braude led a spirited auction of rugs designed by the 2021 winners and handcrafted by Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting’s weavers. The auction, along with other donations, raised more than $83,000 for Barakat, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that funds education and literacy for women and girls in Central and South Asia.

2021 judges Dee Elms of Elms Interior Design, H. Keith Wagner of Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architects, and Dell Mitchell of Dell Mitchell Architects

Pauline Curtiss of Patina Designs lounges in a Bentley from luxury drive sponsor Bentley of Boston

Cam and Paulina Neely 2020 winner Elizabeth Hendrickson and 2021 winner Heather Harris with Joe Werner at the Karastan photo booth

Guests gathered at the SoWa Power Station

Auctioneer Jim Braude and winner Meaghan Moynahan

Luke Warner of Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design, Julie Richard of Shelter Interior Design, and Jessica Griffith and David Brookes of Brookes + Hill Custom Builders

Michael Ferzoco of Eleven Interiors, Joanne DiFrancesco of JD Communications, New England Home’s Jenna Talbott, Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios, and Michelle Southworth of MWI Fiber Shield

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New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards

Derek Dube, Lisa Haley, and Jon Moss of Installations Plus

Gregory Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi Design and winner Mika Durrell

Tara Haley-Park and Joe DiLazzaro of Opus Builders flank winner Gabrielle Pitocco Bove

Sean Reynolds, Ted Goodnow, Kim Goodnow, and Janet Gorgone of Woodmeister Master Builders

2020 winners Elizabeth Hendrickson, Stephanie King, Emily Pinney, Alina Wolhardt, and Jessie Carroll

Olivia Martin, Anthony Kho, Greg Ehrman, Alyssa Lodge, Sean Dougherty, Ryan Alcaidinho, and Rashmi Ravishankar of Hutker Architects with winner Meaghan Moynahan (fourth from left)

Nathan Smith, Michael Oh, and Rhiannon Hayes of TSP Smart Spaces with winner Heather Souza (second from right)

Bob Marzilli and Christine Marzilli of R.P. Marzilli flank winner Heather Harris

Christine Scott and Kevin Wenrich of Bentley of Boston 2021 winners Mika Durrell, Heather Souza, Heather Harris, Gabrielle Pitocco Bove, and Meaghan Moynahan

Breanna Winberg, Margaret Focke, Susanne Stuart-Nystrom, Donna Daly, Ken Gurley, Julie Arcari, Ben Cook, and Justin Chotain of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting with Shagufa Habibi of Barakat (second from right)

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Architectural Icon & Event Space SoWa Power Station 550 Harrison Avenue, Boston Mezzanine: The Hidden Gem within the Power Station Our chic second floor mezzanine is a more intimate gathering place with sweeping views overlooking the main room. Occupying 2 rooms connected by a stunning rotunda—a relic of the 252 foot tall chimney that used to stand on the spot. The mezzanine is ideal for hosting a private dinner, allday meeting, or cocktail reception. You may also use this space in conjunction with your main floor rental as a private suite, break-out room, or staging area. The SoWa Power Station: Destined to become Boston’s most iconic and sought after event venue. To inquire about our special Van Gogh Event Package, email frontdesk@gtiproperties.com 617-350-8870 sowapowerstation.com PHOTOS BY KEVIN POLLARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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EDITED BY EMILY EDIGER Jason Sevinor of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, Kate Maloney Albiani of Kate Maloney Interior Design, Robert Cocuzzo, Jenny Johnson, Mindy Sevinor of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, and New England Home’s Clinton Smith and Kathy Bush-Dutton

A Marriage of Styles How do you combine a couple’s individual aesthetics into one cohesive design for their new home? A panel hosted by New England Home at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply gave us the answer. Moderated by New England Home’s Editor at Large Clinton Smith, the discussion featured New England media power couple Jenny Johnson and Robert Cocuzzo along with interior designer Kate Maloney Albiani, who worked with the pair on the design of their new home.

New England Home’s Clinton Smith

Jacob Lilley of Jacob Lilley Architects

Beezee Honan of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply and Dan Wilson of Kevin Cradock Builders

Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios, Mindy Sevinor of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, and New England Home’s Jenna Talbott and Joyce Leavitt

Kate Maloney Albiani of Kate Maloney Interior Design

Robert Cocuzzo and Jenny Johnson

New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton

Guests listened to the panelists’ insight on interior design

Guests mingled in the showroom ahead of the program

Mindy Sevinor and Jason Sevinor of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply flank Robert Cocuzzo and Jenny Johnson

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Resources |

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

READY, SET, CELEBRATE PAGES 39–44 Interior design: Robin Gannon Interiors & Home, Lexington, Mass., 781-862-0466, robingannoninteriors.com PERSONAL SPACE PAGES 50–56 Interior architecture and design: Michele Kolb, Kolb Architects, Nantucket, Mass., 917-714-9120, kolbarchitects.com Painting: Wilder Painting Contractors, Quincy, Mass., 617-471-8104, wilderpainting.com Drapery workroom: Thread, Ashland, Mass., 508-429-5606, threadworkroom.com Upholstery: Nunzio’s Upholstering, Medford, Mass., 781-396-7224 Electrical: Driscoll Electric, Medford, Mass., 781-393-9299, driscollelectric.net STOWED AWAY PAGES 60–64 Architecture and interior design: Tobin Shulman, Katy Finkenzeller, SV Design, Beverly, Mass., 978-927-3745, svdesign.com Builder: David J. Arrigo, Arrigo Construction, Concord, N.H., 603-608-6904 Bar fabrication: Anto Parseghian, Abiding Branches, King Ferry, N.Y., 315-515-9407, abidingbranches.com FOREVER YOUNG PAGES 130–139 Interior design: Dee Elms, Elms Interior Design, Boston, 617-451-1555, elmsid.com Builder: Jon Wardwell, Dan Stone, JW Construction, Burlington, Mass., 617-547-2800,

jwconstructioninc.com Art consultation: S3 Contemporary, Boston, 617-227-1014, s3contemporary.com Upholstery/drapery workroom: Eliot Wright Workroom, Boston, 617-542-3605, ewworkroom.com HIGHER GROUND PAGES 140–151 Architecture: Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, N.Y., 212-751-3122, pcf-p.com; CambridgeSeven, Cambridge, Mass., 617-492-7000, cambridgeseven.com Interior architecture and design: Paula Daher, Virginia Seherr-Thoss, Daher Interior Design, Boston, 617-236-0355, daherinteriordesign.com Builder: Suffolk Construction, Boston, 617-445-3500, suffolk.com Interior builder: Alison Cutler, Derek Gann, Eric Adams, Adams + Beasley Associates, Carlisle, Mass., 978-254-5641, adamsbeasley.com Millwork and cabinetry: Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers, Stoughton, Mass., 781-573-1500, cabinetmakers.com Bas-relief: SuperStrata, Brooklyn, N.Y., 212-300-5869, thesuperstrata.com Stonework: Dawn Carroll, Cumar, Everett, Mass., 617-389-7818, cumar.com Metalwork: Make Architectural Metalworking, West Wareham, Mass., 508-273-7603, makearchmetal.com Drapery workroom: Interiors by Josephine, Lawrence, Mass., 978-682-8860 Specialty painting: ZK Painting, Coventry, R.I., 401-787-3182, zkpainting.com

LIGHTEN UP! PAGES 152–161 Architecture: Benjamin Nutter, Rick Bernard, Benjamin Nutter Architects, Topsfield, Mass., 978-887-9836, benjaminnutter.com Interior design: Holly Gagne, Tina Sanchez, Holly Gagne Interior Design, Rowley, Mass., Camden, Maine, 978-432-1337, hollygagne.com Renovation builder: Carson True, The True Company, Byfield, Mass., 978-270-9725, thetruecompany.com Cabinetry: Newbury Cabinets, Newbury, Mass., 978-465-9002, newburycabinetry.com Interior paint: Graeme Clohosey, Big Dog Painting, 978-684-2306, Woburn, Mass., bigdogpainting.com Floors: Will Dennis, Premier Woodcrafting, Plaistow, N.H., 603-765-9020, premierwoodcrafting.com PAST PRESENT PAGES 162–171 Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Michael Tartamella, Patrick Ahearn Architect, Boston, 617-266-1710, patrickahearn.com Interior design: Erin Gates, Erin Gates Design, Wellesley, Mass., 781-779-6701, eringatesdesign.com Builder: Jack Sullivan, The Chelsea Company, Wellesley, Mass., 617-799-5479, thechelseacompany.com Landscape design: Ryan Wampler, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., 617-905-2246, matthew-cunningham.com

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DESIGN DISPATCHES

The Guild of Volunteers presents a benefit for Concord Museum education initiatives

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Explore porches, patios, barns, and outdoor spaces decorated for the holiday season!

a Blade of Grass  122

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  4–5

Able Moraine  66

Light Room  38

Adams + Beasley Associates  41

Longfellow Design Build  32

Bannon Custom Builders  57 Better Business Bureau  175

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC  58

Boston Stone Restoration  180

Mellowes & Paladino Architects  179

Brookes + Hill Custom Builders  93

Minotti  55

Brown Jordan  16–17

Moniques Bath Showroom  95

California Closets  47

Moss Pure  181

Catherine Truman Architects  110

Northern Outdoor Lighting  59

Charles River Wine Cellars  37

Oak Hill Architects, Inc.  177

Charles Street Design  26

Oasis Shower Doors/Specialty Glass  173

Christopher Pagliaro Architects  48

Onyx Corporation  14–15

Christopher Peacock  8–9

Opus Master Builders  114–115

Circa Lighting  51

Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC  99

Clarke Distribution Corporation  85

Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC  76

Concord Museum  190

Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders  116–117

Creative Sandstone Supply  43

Pellettieri Associates, Inc.  18–19

Crown Point Cabinetry  33

Perfection Fence  118–119

Crown Select  49

Pinney Designs  103

Cumar, Inc.  101

PRG Rugs  22–23

Cummings Architecture + Interiors  61

R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc.  36

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects  69 Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply  71 DESIGNxRI  191 Diane Murphy Interiors, LLC  123 Divine Design Center  20–21 Dolphin Insulation  127 Downsview Kitchens  73

Rob Bramhall Architects  65 Roche Bobois  25 S+H Construction  124 Sea-Dar Construction  77 Shope Reno Wharton  105 Siegel Associates  179 Simon Pearce  107

Elms Interior Design  12–13

simpleHome  177

FBN Construction Co., LLC  81, outside back cover

Snow and Jones  83, 120–121 SoWa Power Station  185

Flavin Architects  31

Sudbury Design Group, Inc.  10–11

Frank Webb Home  89

System 7 Technology Design/Wolfers  inside back cover

GE Appliances, a Haier Company  108 Gregory Lombardi Design  87 Hammerton  35 Hancock Appliances  91

Systems Design & Integration, Inc.  45 The Granite Place  125 The MacDowell Company, Inc.  1

Heading Home  187

TMS Architects  6–7

Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers  112–113

WKP Construction  53

Vermont Cabinetry  126

Janine Dowling Design, Inc.  24

Youngblood Builders, Inc.  29

Jennifer Palumbo, Inc.  97

ZEN Associates, Inc.  74–75

JW Construction  67 Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc.  128 Kitchen Views at National Lumber  109 Kolb Architects  175 KVC Builders  2–3

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LaBarge Homes  34 Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting  183 LDa Architecture & Interiors  inside front cover League of N.H. Craftsmen  181

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Statement of Ownership 1. Publication Title: New England Home 2. Publication No.: 024-096 3. Filing Date: 9/15/2021 4. Issue Frequency: Bimonthly 5. No. of Issues Published Annually: 6 6. Annual Subscription Price: $19.95. 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication (Not Printer): ): 530 Harrison Ave Ste 302, Boston, MA 02210. Suffolk County. Contact Person: Kurt Coey, 720-351-1018. 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (not printer): 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118. 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor: Publisher: Kathy Bush-Dutton, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118 Suffolk County. Editor in Chief: Jenna Talbott, 530 Harrison Ave Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118. Managing Editor: Erika Ayn Finch, 530 Harrison Ave Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118 10. Owner (If the publication is owned by a corporation, give the name and address of the corporation immediately followed by the names and addresses of all stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or more of the total amount of stock. If not owned by a corporation, give the names and addresses of the individual owners. If owned by a partnership or other unincorporated firm, give its name and address as well as those of each individual owner. If the publication is published by a nonprofit organization, give its name and address. New England Home Magazine LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages, or Other Securities: New England Home Magazine LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118 12. Tax Status: For completion by nonprofit organizations authorized to mail at nonprofit rates. The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes: Has Not Changed During Preceding 12 Months. 13. Publication Title: New England Home 14. Issue date for circulation data below: Sep/Oct 2021. 15. Extent and nature of circulation: A. Total no. copies (Net Press Run): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 45,000. No. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 45,000. B. Legitimate Paid and/or requested distribution (By Mail and Outside the Mail): 1. Outside-county Paid/Requested mail subscriptions stated on PS Form 3541. (Include direct written request from recipient, telemarketing and internet requests from recipient, paid subscriptions including nominal rate subscriptions, employer requests, advertiser’s proof copies and exchange copies): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 23,154. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 22,670. 2. In-county Paid/Requested mail subscriptions stated on PS Form 3541. (Include direct written request from recipient, telemarketing and internet requests from recipient, paid subscriptions including nominal rate subscriptions, employer requests, advertiser’s proof copies and exchange copies): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, Not Applicable. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, Not applicable. 3. Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors, counter sales, and other Paid or Requested Distribution Outside USPS: Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 2,131. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 2,271. 4. Requested Copies Distributed by Other Mail Classes Through the USPS (e.g. First-Class Mail): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, Not applicable. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, Not applicable. C. Total paid and/or requested circulation (Sum of 15b(1), (2), (3), and (4)): Average no. copies each

issue during preceding 12 months, 25,285. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 24,941. D. Non-requested Distribution (By Mail and Outside the Mail): 1. Outside-county Non-requested Copies on PS Form 3541 (Include Sample copies, Requests Over 3 years old, Requests induced by a Premium, Bulk Sales and Requests including Association requests, Names obtained from Business Directories, Lists, and other sources): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 12,259. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 11,821. 2. In-county Non-requested Copies on PS Form 3541 (Include Sample copies, Requests Over 3 years old, Requests induced by a Premium, Bulk Sales and Requests including Association requests, Names obtained from Business Directories, Lists, and other sources): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, Not applicable. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, Not applicable. 3. Non-requested Copies Distributed Through the USPS by Other Classes of Mail (e.g. First-Class Mail, Non-requestor Copies mailed in excess of 10% Limit mailed at Standard Mail or Package Services Rates): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, Not applicable. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, Not applicable. 4. Non-requested Copies Distributed Outside the Mail (Include Pickup Stands, Trade Shows, Showrooms and Other Sources): ): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 3,979 Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 4,534. E. Total Non-requested Distribution (Sum of 15d (1), (2), (3) and (4)): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 16,238. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 16,355. F. Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and e): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 41,523. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 41,296. G. Copies not Distributed (See Instructions to Publishers #4, (page #3): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 3,477. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 3,704. H. Total (Sum of 15f and g): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 45,000. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 45,000. I. Percent paid and/or requested circulation (15C divided by f times 100): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 61%. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date, 60%. 16. Electronic Copy Circulation. Requested and paid electronic copies: Average No. copies each issue nearest to filing date: N/A Actual No. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: N/A Total requested and paid print copies (line 15f) + requested /paid electronic copies (line 16a) Average No. copies each issue nearest to filing date: N/A Actual No. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: N/A Total requested copy distribution (line 15f) + requested /paid electronic copies (line 16a) Average No. copies each issue nearest to filing date: N/A Actual No. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: N/A Percent paid and/or requested circulation (both print & electronic copies) (16b divided by 16c x 100) Average No. copies each issue nearest to filing date: N/A Actual No. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: N/A I certify that all 50% of all my distributed copies (electronic and print) are legitimate requests or paid copies. 17. Publication of Statement of Ownership for a Requester Publication is required and will be printed in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of this publication. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties).

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BY ERIKA AYN FINCH

Magic Carpet

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Photograph courtesy of The Rug Company

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