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158 special Focus: Kitchen & Bath Design Kitchens and baths may be classic or contemporary, neutral or eye-popping. As these spaces show, beauty comes in many forms. TEXT BY PAULA M. BODAH

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44 Artistry: East Meets Down East Influenced equally by her Japanese heritage and her love of Maine, Hanako Nakazato crafts pottery rooted in the past and inspired by the present. BY ROBERT KIENER

50 Good Bones: Tree-House Effect Cape-like, but oh, so modern, this unusual home responds to the hilly woods in Truro with unexpected horizontal notes.

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171 Perspectives: Lady’s Retreat Pretty furnishings with a feminine touch. EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON

178 Trade Secrets: Stick a Fork in It Comings and goings (and a few surprises) in New England’s design community. BY LOUIS POSTEL 188 Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 196 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms. BY LYNDA SIMONTON 201 Premier Properties Notable homes on the market in New England. BY MARIA LAPIANA

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211 Resources A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features. 214 Advertiser Index 216 Sketch Pad Pauli & Uribe Architects show just why the spiral staircase makes an elegant and efficient way to connect two floors.

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BEC BRITTAIN ///

Part architecture, part product design, part design philosophy, Brittain’s lighting is beautifully balanced. Her sculptural LED Shy light, shown here in brass, is available in several configurations, including floor and table lamps, and offers several finishes. 19″L × 17″W × 16″H. $5,950. Casa Design, Boston, (617) 654 -2974, casadesignboston.com

FOREVER YOUNG If you’ve ever been tempted to subscribe to the cranky adage that youth is wasted on the young, consider this year’s talented “5 Under 40” winners (see our special section, page 64). Further, consider the work of the ten designers here. At the tender age of twenty-three, Ellisha Alexina has invented a unique hand-printing technique to produce textiles that are as delicate as watercolors. Nervous System founders Jesse Louis-Rosenberg and Jessica Rosenkrantz (a

2007 MIT grad) create products that stand at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Bec Brittain and the trio behind Rich Brilliant Willing design lighting that is both beautiful and inventive. And that’s just the beginning. Whether young in age or just in spirit, all the designers on the following pages share an aesthetic that reflects an intelligent use of materials, celebrates process, and offers a new way of seeing. Even a curmudgeon couldn’t argue with that.

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Rich Brilliant Willing, founded by three Rhode Island School of Design grads, was named among the “Top 40” designers by I.D. magazine in 2007—the company’s first year in business. The trio’s work is simple and artful. Palindrome 4 is a malleable, kinetic chandelier made of plated steel tubing and cast-glass heads. It can be ordered in custom sizes and a number of custom finishes. $5,000 as shown. Chimera, Boston,

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When Hudson proprietor Jill Goldberg decided to launch an annual program to showcase emerging artisan-designers, her inaugural choice was nineteen-yearold Steve Page. Currently a student at the University of Montana, Page creates shapely, functional, beautiful pieces like his Brown Jugs. Approximately 7½″H × 6½″W. $200. Hudson, Boston, (617) 292-0900, hudsonboston.com

MATTHIAS PLIESSNIG ///

With a BFA in furniture design from RISD and an MFA in Wood/Art from the University of Wisconsin, it’s not surprising that the lines between Pliessnig’s sculptures and his furniture sometimes blur. Pliessnig’s sensuous, organically shaped Medium Seating uses traditional steam-bending techniques to otherworldly effect. The collection is available by commission. $25,000–$45,000, depending on design and size. Pawtucket, R.I., (401) 855-3304, matthias-studio.com

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Folz, a “5 Under 40” winner in 2011, creates beautiful storage pieces that she crafts by using both traditional woodworking and innovative bent-lamination techniques. The CASE 3-Tier, shown here in ash with gray stain, is just one in a collection that offers a wide variety of sizes and finishes. Think of it as an extravagant hug for your belongings. 59″H × 36″W × 13″D. $5,500. Boston, (516) 429-2273, debrafolz.com; and Room 68, Jamaica Plain and Provincetown, Mass., (617) 9427425, room68online.com

NERVOUS SYSTEM ///

Nervous System’s Orbicular lamp— conceived by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, who started their Somerville, Massachusetts, company in 2007—is based on the veining of trees. Each one-of-a-kind lamp is 3D printed in nylon plastic and lit by LEDs that cast dramatic, branching shadows. Approximately 12″H × 10″W × 9″D. $690. Lyceum Gallery, Lewiston, Maine, (207) 5764805, lyceumgallery.com; and the MIT Museum Store, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 253-5927, museumstore.mit.edu

ELLISHA ALEXINA ///

Alexina is a painter, but her refined color and design sensibilities can be seen in her handcrafted textiles as well. The collection of 100 percent hemp linen, designed and produced in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is inspired by Turkish embroideries and Islamic cloths. Shown here are Magnolia (foreground) and Piea. $100/yd.–$150/yd. Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, s5boston.com

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TINA FREY ///

There is a sense of whimsy in the modern, organic objects Tina Frey designs. At once childlike and sophisticated, each piece is sculpted in clay and hand-cast in resin. Shown here: side table in turquoise, white, and egg-yolk yellow, 15″L × 15″W × 18″H, $470; and milking stool in egg-yolk yellow, 15″L × 15″W × 12½″H, $380. More & Co., Portland, Maine, (207) 747-7100, alittlemorelikethis.com

JESSICA ZOOB ///

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she threw the day before and signs it, she adds, “I am trying to use my pottery to express the Japanese concept of enjoying life by being aware of all our five senses. I hope my work helps people explore that idea when they use it.” Listening to Nakazato, watching her throw a pot, and examining her pottery, it’s clear that both her technique and philosophy are deeply rooted in the classic ceramic traditions of Japan. Indeed, Nakazato is a fourteenthgeneration potter from the famous pottery center of Karatsu, the Japanese town that gave its name to a style of pottery known as Karatsu Ware. Her father, Takashi Nakazato, with whom she apprenticed, is a much-admired potter, and her late grandfather Tarouemon Nakazato XII was honored as a Living National Treasure by Japan in 1976. But while Hanako comes from such a long line of Japanese-potter aristocracy, she has also been greatly influenced

by time spent in the United States, where she went to high school and to Smith College. Today she splits her time between homes and studios in Japan and Maine with her partner, photographer Prairie Stuart-Wolff. She explains that living in two such different cultures offers a constant source

of inspiration. “We call ourselves migrating birds,” says Nakazato, as she sips tea in the elegantly spare living room of the couple’s home. “There is a richness here, from the special light to the shape of the mountains, that influences my work. Japan, too, has its unique influences.” American clay is more processed than the clay she uses in Japan, she explains. And her kiln in Maine is electric fired, while her Japanese kiln is wood burning. “These differences can be challenging, but

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it’s my job to use my voice to interpret these differences,” she says. Nakazato exhibits widely in Japan and is represented by an ever-increasing number of galleries there and in the United States. Her work is prized for its elegant craftsmanship and clean, flowing lines. “There is a real warmth evident in her work,” says Vermont-based potter Malcolm Wright, who studied with Hanako’s father and grandfather in Japan in the 1960s. “You can see the generations of master craftsmanship in her work, but you can also see the changes she has made that make the work her own. She is at once freer and looser, but she maintains that tradition of excellence.” Thanks to her years of apprenticeship with her father, Nakazato is an accomplished production potter. She works

“There is a richness here, from the special light to the shape of the mountains, that influences my work. Japan, too, has its unique influences.” every day and produces from 6,000 to 8,000 pieces a year (she says she can produce hundreds of pieces a day if necessary). Still, she strives to put something

of herself into every piece she creates. “I don’t like to copy myself,” she says. “I don’t want my work to become intentional; I want to keep it as natural as possible.” Ai Kanazawa, whose San Diego–based Studio KotoKoto carries Nakazato’s work, explains, “It is easy to glimpse the depth of her skill from the suggestion of fluent speed and rhythm that are left in the grooves of her wares. There is no hesitation in the strokes, just simple grace.” In fact, Nakazato doesn’t even measure her pieces to make them consistent but relies on her years of experience as she builds sets of cups or plates. Sitting behind her slowly spinning potter’s wheel, she compares making pottery to performance art. “You must have technique, but this is a lot like a live performance,” she explains, as she begins expertly to create an elegant bowl from a lump of damp clay. She points to her head and says, “I don’t want to work too much from up here—I like to lose myself in the rhythm. I hope it is this energy in my work that people respond to.” • Editor’s Note To see more of Hanako Nakazato’s

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architecture and construction firm of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, in Chatham, Massachusetts. While he was the self-described “creative thinker,” he

credits his firm with the overall design. His clients already owned the house next door, but decided they wanted another for visiting family and friends. “Both the existing house and this house, completed two summers ago, are sort of eclectic,” says DaSilva. “They’re contemporary homes, but not strictly modernist.” Relatively small in scale at just under 2,500 square feet, the house was designed with an “upside-down” plan that places the common living spaces on the second floor and the bedrooms below. It’s just one of

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many ways the site informed the design. Situated well inland, the property is on one of the highest points of the Cape. “It looks into a valley, and there are views of both the bay and ocean. They’re distant views,” says DaSilva, but the clients The clients wanted to capture views at every turn, so the home was designed with almost uninterrupted rows of windows (above) and a treetop deck off the screened-in porch (top left). Interior details—especially those on the all-important staircase—were designed to feel modern, nautical, natural, and fun.

wanted to maximize them. “When you’re up on this high ground, above the trees, you really feel like you’re on top of the world,” he adds. “The connection to the land, sea, and sky is nearly magical.” An unfussy landscape plan underlines the link between the natural and built environments, thanks to landscape architect Michael Bushey of Adorn Enterprises of Easton, Massachusetts. In addition to being “upended,” the house was built from the inside out, if you

will, with a sort of telescoping effect. The open-plan heart of the house comprises the kitchen, dining area, TV room, and a statement staircase (more on that later). Slightly narrower extensions, holding the living room and a screened-in porch, jut out at both ends. Because the second-floor footprint is

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larger than that of the first and cantilevers over it, the architect devised a bracketed design that satisfies on many levels. Whimsical “waves” that are actually part of the structure appear to support it. “The bracket and cutout scenario is a form that I like very much,” says DaSilva. “There’s an ambiguity about it. They’re both brackets and segments of the wall of the house.” Along with the roof’s pitch and overhangs, the brackets direct attention side-to-side, giving the house a horizontal feel even as it parallels a tall ridge. “The brackets are a naturalistic form,” says DaSilva. ”You could give them multiple meanings: waves, tree branches, leaves ... so as a symbolic image, they work to make this both a seaside and a hilltop home.” Uninterrupted rows of picture windows celebrate the all-important views, so much so that DaSilva says he had to throttle back a bit to give the clients some wall space inside. “With no walls, there are no

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without missing a beat, she adds, “And we’re the Hermès of home furnishings.” She’s smiling, but she’s dead serious. In the twenty-eight years since starting the Vermont-based manufacturer and importer of luxury linens and textiles, she and her collaborators have built the company into one of the best-known high-end textile brands in the country.

The company’s sheets, pillows, fabrics, towels, and more—all fashioned with Old World craftsmanship—have become immensely popular with designers, fiveFour patterns—a medallion, an awning stripe, and two coordinating borders—come together in reversible Persia bedding from the Villa d’Esté collection. The use of Egyptian cotton in a twill weave makes the fabric exceptionally durable and long-lasting.

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old looms to produce linen that boasts authentic fifteenth-century designs. “I’ve always been crazy about quality fabrics, and when I discovered that there were still artisans working abroad to produce such exquisite fabrics, I decided to try to market them in this country,” explains Dollenmaier. “I hoped I could

play a small role in helping these skilled artisans survive.” Working from a modest 1920s Arts and Crafts farmhouse in Tunbridge, Vermont, Dollenmaier started Anichini (named after her former business partner) in 1986 as a textile wholesaler, importing fabrics from abroad and using locally

based Vermont stitchers to cut fabric and sew, creating custom pillows, duvets, and more. “There were many skilled stitchers right around here who had worked in the Vermont textile industry before it left for Mexico, China, and elsewhere,” she explains. “I was thrilled, and immensely lucky, to find such talented, experienced women in this small Vermont valley.” The local craftswomen work out of a nineteenth-century farmhouse just down the road from the

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ornately embroidered Omar Khayam twenty-six-inchessquare pillow runs $1,865. “A lot of what we sell is what I like to call ‘heirlooms of tomorrow,’” says Dollenmaier. “The quality and craftsmanship—which is vanishing in many places—of these pieces are so high that they can be handed down from generation to generation. They are built to last. But there’s no telling how long these remarkable artisans will be producing this work.” Like the best of salespeople, she reminds a visitor, “Once you sleep on high-quality sheets there’s no going back to polyester. We have an intimate relationship with

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find her TEDxBeaconStreet talk on living an “Ultra Low Energy Lifestyle.” Interior designer Rachel Reider has been featured in the pages of many national publications for her wonderfully chic residential and hotel designs. Furnishings from Rhode Island furniture makers Asher Dunn, Sara Ossana, and Jonathan Glatt have made a splash at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and have landed in beautiful homes across the country. We could go on and on, but needless to say these winners have lived up to their reputations! A committee of professionals representing diverse facets of the New England design community—Sally Weston of Sally Weston Associates; Jill Litner Kaplan of Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors; Eric Portnoy and Brent Refsland of Room 68; Michael Blier of Landworks Studio; and Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home—chose the “5 Under 40” winners for 2014. Like their predecessors, each of this year’s honorees has designed a rug that has been produced by the custom weavers of presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting. These one-of-a-kind works of art will be auctioned off on September 11, 2014, at a special awards ceremony and cocktail party in downtown Boston. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity Barakat, an organization that provides educational opportunities to women and girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This year we celebrate a particular milestone with the completion of twenty-five rugs and more than $40,000 raised for the charity since the “5 Under 40” program began in 2010. So please join us on September 11 for this festive and worthwhile evening— see page 86 for details. •

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transform a plain surface into a delightful visual surprise. Curtiss is driven to bring her passion for large-scale pattern to public spaces as well as homes. Last year, as a winner of Michigan’s ArtPrize competition, she brought one of her designs to a Grand Rapids underpass, transforming the barren urban landscape into a work of art reminiscent of a grand ballroom. Her pro-bono work over the years has brought art to many public spaces in the Boston area, including Rosie’s Place, a women’s shelter; the Newton Housing Authority; and the Devon Nicole House at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Of all this year’s “5 Under 40” winners, Curtiss may have been the most comfortable jumping in and designing her rug, since she often creates custom floor coverings for clients. Her rug is a series of large-scale medallions whose symmetry is enhanced with the mixing of textures, materials, and pile heights. What’s up next for the artist? She’s in the process of creating a retail line of tiles, tableware, and rugs, allowing us all to bring the beauty of her patterns into our homes. •

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enjoys the creative energy of the collaborative process. Ehrman didn’t have to look far for inspiration in designing his “5 Under 40” rug. He had been working on the designs for an organic dairy farm in Chilmark for four years, and several images from that project were pinned above his desk. In one photo, the growth rings in a stack of wood are juxtaposed with the circular cuts of a saw blade. The image, suggesting the synergy between nature and the craft of building, was a fitting representation of Ehrman’s architectural work. It may seem like a stretch to go from being a young boy building forts in the woods to having projects showcased in national design magazines, but Ehrman makes it all look perfectly natural. • (2) Brian Vanden Brink

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appreciates. She began her career working with friend and mentor Daniel Reynolds, absorbing the ins and outs of working with clients and vendors. This zest for knowledge continues even as she becomes more seasoned. “I learn something every day, and I’m not shy when working with professionals—the painter, plumber, or electrician. Teach me why something is this way or that way and I feel a bit smarter at the end of the day,” says. She also learns by studying design masters, getting inspiration from their approach to design and the way they mix colors and materials and play with scale. Considering what a whirlwind 2014 has been for Goldberg, we are excited to see what the future holds for this dynamo. She hints at the possibility of a fabric and wallpaper line. Whatever comes next, we have no doubt the rave reviews will continue. • Nat Rea

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➽ J. Brandon Jones was working on the construction side of the landscape business, thinking he was on his chosen career path, when a fortuitous relationship with the renowned landscape architect and professor Grant Reid opened his eyes to the creative process of landscape design. It was then that he realized he could weave his creative interests with his construction background to work in landscape architecture. Working at Glen Gate for the past eleven years has been instrumental to the evolution of Jones’s work. The philosophy at the Greenwich, Connecticut, company is to bring people in and give them room to grow. “The emphasis is on creating great design, not on the bottom line,” Jones says. “So we are always putting out the best work we can.

This philosophy has naturally led to business growth and to more-interesting and largerscope projects. Our clients are often leaders in their fields, and they expect us to be the best in ours.” The result is a collaboration between landscape architect and client that pushes the boundaries and strives for excellence. Jones’s quest for the best has not gone unnoticed. In addition to being a “5 Under 40” winner, he was the recipient of the prestigious International Designer of the Year award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in 2012. While Jones’s landscape designs may be complex, the subject matter for the rug he created for the “5 Under 40” auction is simple. It is his interpretation of the bark of a birch tree. The tree is one that has true appeal to Jones because it brings beauty to the landscape 365 days a year. •

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➽ Architect Alec Tesa grew up in a family of serial renovators. In fact, he lived in five different houses as a child. His family was always on the hunt for houses to buy and redo simply for the joy of the process and the creative release. It was not unusual for his father to pick him up from sports practice and then head over to the latest construction site to inspect the work that had been done that day. The family often vacationed in Maine, and the Shingle-style homes he saw along the coast greatly influenced Tesa’s work. A. Tesa Architecture, his Newport, Rhode Island, firm, is well

known for its expert interpretation of that vernacular. While Tesa’s houses are deeply rooted in tradition, they are also designed with modern living in mind. The homes may look traditional on the outside, but the use of space, materials, and technology are well suited for the way people live today. The combination of craftsmanship and details gives him the satisfaction of knowing his homes will be enjoyed for generations to come. The rug Tesa designed with the team at Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting reflects this fine balance of modernity and classicism. At first glance, the rug is a conventional five-foot by seven-foot size, but on closer inspection, you discover that there’s an unusually shaped insert that can be lifted out, standing on its own as a contemporary piece of art. Either way it’s used, this rug will have staying power—just like an Alec Tesa–designed home. •

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Landry & Arcari was then tasked with finding the colors, materials, and techniques that would convey the effect of sparkling water. A shimmering mix of silk and wool, with undulating pile heights that catch the light, does just that. From there, the rugs are sketched out, and colors and fibers are chosen. Then the information is passed on to Landry & Arcari’s weavers in Nepal, where the designs are mapped out onto graph paper and the wool for the rugs is dyed and spun into yarn. Finally, each rug is skillfully hand-knotted. This last step in the process is the most timeintensive, typically taking two

weavers up to four months to create each unique rug. The finished products, which are all custom, oneof-a-kind originals, will be auctioned off during the September 11 awards celebration. Proceeds will benefit the Cambridgebased charity Barakat.

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Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery STEP INTO A FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN &

Lighting Gallery and you’ll immediately be inspired by what you see—beautifully displayed lighting, appliances, and bath and kitchen products from today’s top brands, like Bosch Appliances and their new Benchmark series. From exquisitely designed bathroom displays with functioning showerheads, to full kitchens with working appliances, you can explore a variety of design styles ranging from classical elegance to bold contemporary. Ferguson’s wide range of products lets you make multiple selections at a single showroom, which streamlines budgeting and makes the building process more efficient. Yet, ask customers what brings them back time

and again and they’ll say it’s the people. Ferguson’s product experts have years of industry experience and are extremely knowledgeable about design trends, product selection, and the building and remodeling process. They also stay involved throughout the entire building process and ensure the right product is delivered during the right stage of the project. Ferguson’s passion for customer service is easy to see after just one visit to your local showroom. Walk-ins are welcome; however, our product experts take pride in personalized service, so appointments are highly recommended. For more information, visit www.ferguson.com/showrooms.

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Locations: Franklin (508) 528-0006 Lynn (781) 592-1200 Marlborough (508) 481-4221 Mashpee (508) 539-8704 Newton (617) 630-0100

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K. Marshall Design K. MARSHALL DESIGN IS AN AWARDWINNING design firm creating kitchen and bathrooms from the distinctive, traditional designs of grand kitchens of the Northeast to the open, rustic beauty of some of the finest homes and kitchens of the West. Their innovative and family-focused designs and use of custom cabinetry, furniture, tile, and accessories have not gone unnoticed by national publications and design awards. Kathy Marshall has been part of “This Old House” for the past ten years, currently working on her sixth project. Please visit us on the web at www.kmdkitchens.com to learn more; we look forward to hearing from you.

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K. Marshall Design 300 Main St. Wenham, MA 01984 (978) 468-7199 kmdkitchens.com

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Kitchen Views at National Lumber WELCOME TO THE BEGINNING of a design journey . . . . Kitchen Views’ clients have an enjoyable experience as they work with our talented designers. Planning with a professional designer makes the journey gratifying, and our Kitchen Views showrooms provide inspiration. All homeowners have a vision for their home, and our designers have the experience to lead them through the design process to the finished room that will exceed their expectations. Homeowners must make a staggering number of decisions and having a seasoned professional learn their needs and aesthetics helps with decision making. Visit kitchenviews.com to see our “Getting Started” section, “Gallery” section, and “Designers”

portfolios. There are sections for various “Products” to familiarize you with a wide array of cabinetry, countertops, and decorative hardware available at Kitchen Views. Under the heading “About Us,” find a link to “Design Magazines” by Kitchen Views. They provide another source of information and inspiration. Our “True Stories” series has interviews with happy clients. Whether you are currently planning a project, or dreaming of doing so, we invite you to visit a Kitchen Views showroom near you . . .Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours. Showrooms in Newton, Mansfield, New Bedford, Berlin, Gardner and Warwick.

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Kitchen Views at National Lumber Showrooms across New England (508) DESIGNS (337-4467) kitchenviews.com

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Roomscapes Luxury Design Center ROOMSCAPES IS A FULLSERVICE FIRM EN gaged in residential space planning, interior design, and remodeling services for any room of the house. Their award-winning kitchens and baths are the most distinctive sample of their portfolio. The attention to detail shows not only in their design layouts but also in the unique selection of materials and cabinetry interior accessories. Roomscapes’s clients benefit from engineering, remodeling, and design services, as well as the ability to purchase all products and materials under

one roof. From cabinetry, appliances, and surface materials, to tile, plumbing fixtures, hardware, and accessories, you can find everything you need for your remodeling project in this one-of-a-kind design center. With a team of almost twenty designers and craftsmen, Roomscapes provides the experts to help clients transform their homes one room at a time to enhance their lifestyle. The nurturing quality of every person on the team has endeared this company to thousands of satisfied clients since 1977.

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DESIGNED-BUILT BY ROOMSCAPES IN COLLABORATION WITH CHRISTINE BATTAGLIA OF INTERIOR RESOURCES

ROOMSCAPES BATHROOM RESOURCE CENTER

Roomscapes Luxury Design Center 40 Reservoir Park Drive Rockland, MA (781) 616-6400 roomscapesinc.com

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Adams + Beasley Associates ADAMS + BEASLEY ASSOCIATES IS AN AWARD winning full-service remodeling company. Our team of trusted professionals creates beautiful and customized spaces. We are driven by clear and pointed values in the way we approach our relationships and our craft. Informed by existing precedents, punctuated by visual statements, and guided by symmetries, our finished products seek to gracefully balance form and function. The essence of home is unique to each of us, an extension of one’s personality, taste, and lifestyle. From the ornate details and graceful curves of traditional design, to the sleek minimalism of a modern aesthetic, our mission is to execute the singular details that reflect the true spirit of our clients.

ADAMS + BEASLEY ASSOCIATES CUSTOM BUILDERS

250 Acton Street Carlisle, MA 01741 (978) 254-5641 adamsbeasley.com

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Classic Kitchens & Interiors SINCE 1979, THE DEDICATED TEAM OF CERTIFIED designers and installers at Classic Kitchens & Interiors has been partnering with architects, builders, interior designers, and homeowners to create beautiful, unique, and functional kitchens and baths on Cape Cod and the islands and the South Shore. CKI’s quality craftsmanship and award-winning projects also include custom builtins, laundry rooms, oďŹƒces, and wet bar cabinetry. The team provides a high level of attention to detail, integrity of quality workmanship, state-of-the-art cabinetry products, and an individualized approach to the design process. Please visit our inspiring 4,500-square-foot showroom, which highlights a variety of design styles and the latest technologies.

Classic Kitchens & Interiors 127 Airport Road Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 775-3075 ckdcapecod.com

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Crown Point Cabinetry CROWN POINT CABINETRY IS A FAMILY company that is now in its second generation of handcrafting the ďŹ nest quality custom cabinetry for your entire home. All products are proudly made in New Hampshire and available nationwide. Crown Point is nationally recognized for its period styles, including Traditional, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Shaker and Early American, as well as outstanding Cottage, Contemporary, and Transitional designs. Customers can choose from a number of ďŹ nishes, including hand-wiped stains protected by an oven-baked topcoat, Genuine Old Fashioned Milk Paint, and an eco-friendly line of 132 paint colors from the renowned English paint manufacturer Farrow & Ball.

Crown Point Cabinetry PO Box 1560 462 River Road Claremont, NH 03743 (800) 999-4994 crown-point.com

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Griffin Interiors AT GRIFFIN INTERIORS, PERSONALIZED KITCHEN

design is our passion. Interior Designer Jennifer Griffin’s love of cooking and entertaining lends itself perfectly to designing sophisticated, high-functioning kitchens, giving clients a distinct advantage when they’re designing for everyday cooking and special occasion entertaining. We design custom cabinetry, furniture, textiles, and rugs to ensure that a room is not only functional and beautiful, but entirely yours. From preparing construction drawings to personally putting on the finishing touches, we’re with your project from concept to completion. Contact Griffin Interiors for a kitchen so inviting, you’ll never want to leave.

Griffin Interiors P.O. Box 275 Wenham, MA 01984 Phone (978) 317-7801 Fax (978) 626-0020 jgriffininteriors.com

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Hampden Design & Construction HAMPDEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION IS A boutique general contracting firm that has been building finer homes, additions, and renovations for over a decade. We understand the importance of well-built custom cabinetry, so we are excited to announce our partnership with one of the most reputable cabinet makers in the industry. This collaboration will enable us to offer the finest materials while working directly with our clients, architects and designers to create truly impeccable spaces.

Hampden Design & Construction David Cohen P.O. Box 180 Newton, MA 02468 (617) 969-1112 office (617) 969-1994 fax hampdendesign.com

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Hydronic Alternatives AT HYDRONIC ALTERNATIVES, WE BELIEVE heating radiation products should be both pleasing to the eye and functional. Hydronic Alternatives provides hot water heating system alternatives for baseboard and low-temperature hydronic systems. We understand the conflict between function and design and we provide solutions. Hydronic Alternatives offers unique and exciting options to the “same old” products that have been utilized for years. From our designer radiators, decorative towel warmers, flat steel panel radiators, “Radiant Panel Baseboard” to radiant floors, all our products are designed for low-temperature hot water heating systems. Comfort and aesthetics with economy of operation is our goal.

288 Verge Street Springfield, MA 01129 (413) 543-8733 (413) 543-8737 fax info@hydronicalternatives.com hydronicalternatives.com

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Newton Kitchens & Design NEWTON KITCHENS & DESIGN PROVIDES exceptional handcrafted cabinetry and furniture manufactured in Massachusetts. As a family-owned business, we blend an unpretentious and authentic mind-set with an unrivaled commitment to master craftsmanship. Our unique, innovative designs range from contemporary to traditional, and combine luxury with functionality. Our ďŹ nishes include exotic wood veneers, Italian lacquers, fabric and stainless steel wraps, and more. At every stage we take a hands-on approach to help you create the perfect pieces for your home. In both our handcrafted custom and semi-custom cabinetry we deliver unparalleled customer service and unsurpassed quality.

Newton Kitchens & Design 244 Needham Street Newton, MA 02464 (617) 559-0003 newtonkd.com

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Portsmouth Bath Company THE PORTSMOUTH BATH COMPANY IS LOCAL,

independent, and family-owned. Since 1996, we have represented unique, high-quality decorative plumbing manufacturers that are on the cutting edge of their specialties. We showcase the very best in bathtubs and whirlpools, showers, sinks and faucets, vanity cabinets and tops, toilets and bidets, mirrors and medicine cabinets, water puriďŹ cation systems, shower doors, towel warmers, and knobs and pulls. Shopping for your new home or remodeling project can be overwhelming. But when you shop with us you’ll receive knowledgeable assistance, refreshing ideas, and our guarantee that we will be here to help along the way.

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(a division of Standard of New England, LLC)

Portsmouth Bath Company 100 West Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 (800) 225-7747 portsmouthbathco.com

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Pea of Perfection

The land was an impulse buy, but everything else about this Stick-style house was thoughtfully considered and flawlessly executed.

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The diamond-shape cutout on the stairway railing, a recurring design theme throughout the house, harkens back to the Craftsman era. FACING PAGE: Architect John Battle wanted to create a “human-scale entry that would be relatively understated, comfortable, and welcoming.”

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Some people spend years searching for the perfect parcel of land. Neil Gillespie spent mere minutes. It was October 2005, and he and Kelly Ross Gillespie had married only days earlier in Richmond, Vermont. Due to fly back home to Virginia that afternoon, Neil was flipping through the real estate section of the local paper when he noticed some waterfront property for sale. Out of curiosity, he phoned a local real estate agent. “I knew Neil well enough to say, ‘We’re just going to look, right?’” remembers Kelly with a laugh. Neil, who describes himself as “impulsive...maybe too decisive,” took one look at the overgrown lot with its five-foot-tall underbrush and proclaimed, “I’ll take it.” The stunned agent asked Neil, who had yet to step foot on the two-acre property, “Don’t you want to look at it first?” Captivated by the views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, Neil knew he’d found a winner in the South Hero property. “As soon as we saw it we fell in love with it,” he says. “It was futuristic thinking that we’d build a house, but I figured it would be a good investment.”

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Both fireplaces (here in the great room and on the screened porch) incorporate a large granite lintel stone that spans the opening as a traditional architectural design element. FACING PAGE: Butternut paneling throughout the first floor, including the entryway and dining area, lends continuity and warmth to the house.

When the time came to build, they called on John Battle of Battle Associates Architects, whose work they’d admired from afar. Kelly had clipped an article from Yankee magazine that featured a New Hampshire house by the Concord, Massachusetts-based architect. Battle describes the house, whose picture wound up tacked to the Gillespies’ refrigerator for a couple of years, as “a woodsy, rustic project.” It would provide inspiration, but no two of Battle’s designs are alike and each site comes with its own challenges. In this case, the vulnerable

location—a bluff fifty feet above water with winds that can whip to seventy-five miles per hour and temperatures that can dip to five below zero—had to be taken into consideration. So did an imporProject Team

John Battle, Battle Associates Architects Janice Battle, Beyond the Garden Builder: Chris Quinn, Red House Building Landscape Design: Rebecca Lindenmeyr, Linden L.A.N.D. Group Architect:

Interior Design:

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“We got a two-for-one with the architect and interior designer,” says Neil. “It made the process a lot easier.”

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Ceiling coffers with beams define an otherwise open layout; larger panels above the dining table contrast with smaller compartments elsewhere. Columns on either end of the island delineate the cottage-style kitchen. The architect added depth by using four tiers of lighting—track, ceiling-mounted, recessed, and pendant.

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The screened porch houses a multi-season sitting area and dining nook, a perfect gathering spot on a crisp Vermont evening. FACING PAGE, TOP AND BOTTOM: To ratchet up the cozy factor in the master suite, the homeowner called on her cousin, Karyn Caldwell, of Caldwell Designs, for drapes and roman shades.

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tant directive from Kelly: the home had to be Energy Star certified, which meant it must meet strict energy performance standards set by the EPA. As a Home Energy Rating System (HERS)-certified energy auditor and a certified verifier for the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Program, Kelly is passionate about syncing her professional and personal worlds. “If you’re going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk,” she says. She even discovered their builder, Chris Quinn of Red House Building in Burlington, Vermont, via a search on the Energy Star New Homes website. The couple knew they wanted a house that could one day transition into a full-time, year-round residence, but, says Neil, “We didn’t have a clear vision. We didn’t know where to start.” Their must-have list wasn’t lengthy: in addition to being energy efficient, it had to be big enough for visiting family, including Neil’s grown children and Kelly’s parents, who live within an hour’s drive. They also wanted a screened-in porch, unobstructed views

of the lake, and lots of natural light. Given artistic license, Battle designed a traditional Stick-style house that would pop architecturally but still complement the rugged Vermont landscape. A staggered double-gable form provides a nice sky profile and gives the house prominence. In order to keep the scale of the 5,800-square-foot, five-bedroom house in check, the structure measures a story and a half instead of two full stories. “Complex rooflines,” notes Quinn, “provide a substantial amount of living space on the second floor, enabling the house to appear to sit low on the site.” A mix of oiled cedar boards and clapboards painted gray-green play well with the natural surroundings, as does the copper roof. “At the time,” remembers Battle, “copper prices were fluctuating like crazy. When they dipped, we bought it.” Character-adding materials, like the copper, are a cornerstone of the project. Architectural trim and millwork take a starring role throughout. First-floor living quarters (the great room, kitchen, hallways, and dining nook) juxtapose rustic-grade butternut paneling and walnut floors produced locally by Lathrop’s Maple Supply, in Bristol, Vermont, with classic painted trim. Soaring fir ceilings in the great room and screened porch play up a post-and-beam aesthetic reminiscent of a Vermont barn, says Battle. The stone used in the two fireplaces is local granite from Adirondack Natural Stone in nearby Whitehall, New York. september–october 2014  New England Home 127

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the aim for the landscape was to make it so natural that it looks like it’s always been there.

To get the feel the owners desired—comfortable and casual but highly finished—Battle partnered with his wife, interior designer Janice Battle, who runs her own firm, Beyond the Garden. Together they made decisions large and small, from whether to stain the windows to the placement of the light fixtures to the design of the window seat, island, and flooring in the kitchen. “We got a two-for-one with the architect and interior designer,” says Neil. “It made the process a lot easier.” In response to her clients’ desire to embrace the beauty of the lake, Janice went with a soothing palate

that doesn’t compete with the outdoors. “Cognizant of all that wood, I wanted natural,” she says. She opted for neutral tones with calming cool blues and omitted window treatments on the first floor to spotlight the views. All of the artwork, selected by Janice, thematically revolves around nature. This approach also carries over to the landscaping, headed up by Rebecca Lindenmeyr of Linden L.A.N.D. Group in Shelburne, Vermont, with input from Kelly, who volunteers as a Master Gardener in Virginia. The aim was to create a landscape so natural that it looks like it’s always been there. Successful in

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Rebecca Lindenmeyr’s naturallooking landscape is certified as a wildlife habitat. ABOVE RIGHT: The covered balcony off the second-floor master suite counters the hot western sun in the summertime. “It’s just big enough for two chairs and two martinis,” says Battle. RIGHT: Lindemeyr also designed the circular stone patio that overlooks the lake.

this pursuit, they have since certified the property as a wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation. In fact, the Gillespies succeeded with their entire checklist: gorgeous lake views, a screened porch that ups the proverbial ante (and extends the season) with a stunning built-in fireplace, and an energy-efficient house that scored a 39 on the HERS index, meaning it’s 61 percent more efficient than code. “This is a place we’ll never give up,” says Neil. Not bad for a snap decision. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 211. september–october 2014  New England Home 129

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The starting point for decorating the great room began with the armchair fabric—a classic English floral from Lee Jofa. The antique model ship draws the eye up to the tall ceiling with its antique copper lanterns imported from London.

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A historic Cape Cod home’s dramatic enhancement plays up its beachfront location without a hint of cliché.

Old House and the Sea

Text by Kristine Kennedy Photography by Eric Roth

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hen Patrick Ahearn got a first look at his clients’ house, he encountered a soaring, moody great room that made him think more of a hunting lodge in the Adirondacks than a beach house on Cape Cod. The walls wore dark-stained paneling, the room offered no access to the outdoors, and a second-story gallery rose to a series of dormitory-like bedrooms. Ahearn recognized the house as a grand summer cottage in the New England tradition of the 1920s, but this room was, as he put it, “very unique to this house.” The room presented both an opportunity and a challenge: how to preserve the unusual feature while meeting a modern household’s needs. The clients, a suburban Boston family, wanted a weekend home suitable for multigenerational relaxing and entertaining. But the house lacked some of the most basic “amenities,” such as heat, insulation, and modern bathrooms. “The question became, how could we script the house as if it were original to the 1920s, but bigger, lighter, and with insulation—and do it in a way that it would appear we hadn’t done anything?” Ahearn explains. Ironically, he says, the plan involved making what he calls “radical changes” to the architecture. The builder, E.J. Jaxtimer, began by lifting the part of the house that held the great room and pouring a new foundation. The now fully tricked-out basement offers lots of leisure space. Above ground, Ahearn designed two new wings: one holding the master suite and home office,

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“The outside should look as collected as the inside,” says designer Anthony Catalfano, who mixed faux bois, cement-on-steel chairs with a delicate metal settee. FACING PAGE, TOP: Two new wings honor the original home’s gambrel style; while the left wing extends forward, architectural symmetry is implied. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The great room still hints at its lodge-style history, but new French doors on the ground floor and interior windows above bring in more light. september–october 2014 New eNglaNd Home 133

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“The clients wanted it to be comfortable

and Old-World feeling, like a rambling cottage,” says Catalfano.

The new butler’s pantry is designed in 1920s style, with open shelving, a beadboard ceiling, and a gathered linen skirt at the sink. FACING PAGE, TOP: Open to the kitchen, the breakfast room also

connects to a morning room overlooking the ocean. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The kitchen’s honed black-granite countertops recede, making the Carrara marble– topped island the focal point.

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the other a guest suite. A reoriented kitchen now accommodates a large breakfast room, morning room, and butler’s pantry. The second floor, containing children’s bedrooms, now has five bathrooms instead of two, plus a laundry room. The renovation added about 1,500 square feet, bringing the total to 6,500. What Ahearn describes as a formerly “indoor-oriented house” now maximizes views and better integrates the outdoors. The property runs deep—all the way from the road, through woods and groomed lawns, past the house and pool, down to a private beach. Close to the house, the manicured plantings and brick patios hint at the classically tailored spaces to be found inside. Nearer the beach, sea grasses add a more casual touch. Nowhere are the views of the beach and Nantucket Sound more spectacular than from a widow’s walk recessed into the reframed roof. To achieve an open and airy feel throughout the interiors, the team replaced, moved, and added windows. Ahearn also installed a full complement of French doors and porches. Screening the Project Team

Patrick Ahearn Anthony Catalfano Builder: E.J. Jaxtimer Landscape Design: Phyllis W. Cole Architecture:

Interior Design:

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porches adjacent to the kitchen and great room means interior doors are always wide open, promoting easy circulation. In keeping with the home’s original architectural style, Ahearn designed gambrel roofs for the new wings. A new portico draws attention to the front door, which, like the shutters, wears a coat of dark green paint. White cedar shingles clad the exterior, and red cedar shingles were used for the roof. Jaxtimer fabricated interior wall panels and moldings on site, using the existing millwork as a guide. Says Ahearn: “We kept it in the spirit of the original house, but redetailed it in a little more elegant way.” Maintaining the spirit of the 1920s house was also the goal of interior

“There are a lot of very angular

areas in that

house, and I chose to

soften them with rolled arms and skirts,” says the designer.

designer Anthony Catalfano. “The clients wanted it to be comfortable and OldWorld feeling, like a rambling cottage,” he says. That sensibility directed his furniture choices, a mix of English-style custom upholstery and antiques to give the space the look of having evolved over time. This strategy is particularly evident in the great room. “I thought it was unique to have this big room, dead center in the middle of the house,” says Catalfano. Although it’s a seaside house, “we really worked with and embraced the darkness of the paneling,” he says. The room’s woodwork has a new lighter stain, and wainscot panels were added to the second level to complete the look. For casual texture, a khaki-color wicker wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries is used on the first- and second-floor walls. The fireplace’s stone face and rustic wood mantel nod to lodge style. An expansive custom rug from Stark Carpet, a wool flatweave in a cream-andkhaki stripe, unifies the three seating areas. A dining area at one end of the 136  New England Home  september–october 2014

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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: In a daughter’s

second-floor bedroom, wallpaper gives the cozy space a hatbox effect. Catalfano brought luxury to the master bedroom with walls upholstered in a tone-on-tone ticking and drapes of cream-color matelassé. The office is painted and glazed in an oatmeal-hued finish. The master bathroom, paved in honed Carrara marble tiles, has an oversize shower and generous soaking tub.

space is outfitted with an antique gateleg table and wheelback Windsor chairs. The room’s central seating is defined by a rolled-arm sofa and side chairs accompanied by an eclectic mix of antique tables in various finishes. At the fireplace, a homey trunk and Asian side tables accent twin loveseats. Catalfano fashioned the floral, damask, and embroidered fabrics of the custom upholstery pieces to lend the spaces a feminine touch. “There are a lot of very angular areas in that house, and I chose to soften them with rolled arms and skirts,” he says. The designer softened hard edges

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elsewhere in the house as well, using toile and block prints in the office, for example, and gathered drapes and skirts in the master bedroom and butler’s pantry. Catalfano also set a tone of timeless comfort in the expansive kitchen, which was fabricated by Triple Crown Cabinet & Millwork. Benjamin Moore Ivory White covers all the cabinets, including the built-in hutch in the breakfast area. There, Windsor chairs surround an antique trestle table with lots of character. The breakfast area flows to a morning room outfitted with four club chairs in a classic Brunschwig & Fils blue floral accented by scallop detailing on the skirts. Quiet luxury reigns in the master bedroom, where a neutral palette is given a rich feel with upholstered walls and window treatments that combine thick ma­te­ las­sé drapery panels and roman shades. The ladylike chaise longue has tufting, a curved back, and gathering on the skirt. The homeowners wanted to play up the romantic seaside location and honor the classic architecture of the house. Their true goal, however, was an elegant and congenial gathering place for friends and family. Today’s reborn 1920s beach cottage is a warm, welcoming home in any season. • Resources For more information about this home,

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Flowing out from a screened porch that spans the great room, a brick patio with sitting walls faces the property’s private beach and Nantucket sound. FACING PAGE, TOP: The wife wanted the outdoor furniture to be a little chic,

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with feminine pink balancing a sporty black-and-white stripe. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: A traditional feature of New England seaside homes, the widow’s walk was requested by the husband to take in the views.

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Remembrance of Things Past A suburban Boston house in a style that evokes a wife’s Oklahoma childhood becomes a family home for building a new set of happy memories. september–october 2014  New England Home 141

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The corn may grow as high as an elephant’s eye in Oklahoma, but for some residents, it’s the architecture that resonates. Noted twentieth-century Tulsa-based architects John Duncan Forsyth and Charles Stevens Dilbeck left behind a wealth of memorable homes. This 1928 house in Weston, Massachusetts, is reminiscent of their styles. Over time, its romantic, Old World facade has appealed to plenty of passersby, but one couple, in particular, fell in love with it. The wife spent her childhood in Oklahoma. She and her husband, both busy professionals, were living a contented urban life. While visiting friends for the weekend, though, they happened by this place and everything changed. “I told my husband if we could have that house, I’d move to the suburbs,” the wife recalls. Almost unbelievably, the property was for sale. The happy duo, with their young sons in tow, said goodbye to the city and settled in. Even the best-built, eighty-six-year-old house, however, has challenges. A modern heating system was called for, along with a general upgrading of mechanical systems followed by a new roof. Still, the incredible architectural detail—the chimneys,

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Designer Andra Birkerts married furniture the owners already had, like this marble-topped piece in the sitting room, with newer finds, such as the mirrored coffee table. FACING PAGE, TOP: The owners’ fanciful console grabbed a parking spot outside the study. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The chandelier’s crown shape adds a playful note, while the cowhide rug injects warmth and texture.

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“Working with these clients was fun because they didn’t need things to be conventional. They thought outside the box,” says Dewing.

Project Team

Allen Dewing and Betsy Roosa, Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects and Planners Andra Birkerts, Andra Birkerts Interior Design Builder: Howard Brothers Builders Cabinetry: Kochman Reidt + Haigh Landscape Design: Jean Brooks, Jean Brooks Landscapes Architecture:

Interior Design:

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Original decorative molding frames the living room’s new energy-efficient windows. laid-back accessories like furry pillows and a tribal-patterned ottoman dispel formality and make the space comfortable and fun for the family when they watch television. The vibrant upholstery on an armchair harmonizes happily with a western air the wife favors.

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turrets, and leaded windows—more than made up for all of that. And when the time came to launch interior alterations, the couple assembled a skillful team they knew firsthand would respect the building’s history as much as they did. The whole group, it seems, had a serendipitous connection to the project and one another. Architects Chip Dewing and Betsy Roosa, of Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects and Planners, had worked with the husband’s parents in the past. Builders Charles Howard and Mike Sander have worked frequently with the architects. And interior designer Andra Birkerts has been a friend of the homeowners for years. Even the cabinetry company, Kochman Reidt + Haigh, was a perfect fit. Paul Reidt grew up in Grosse Point, Michigan, where homes of this genre abound. All agreed their project was going to be a labor of love. “For unusual homes such as this you don your surgeon’s gloves,” says Howard. “Everything has to be custom.” To begin, the architects devised a clever scheme to open the first floor and improve the flow without marring the home’s integrity. No worries there. As it turns out, their sensitive renovation has only strengthened the original character of the house. The kitchen had been remodeled back in the 1970s,

with a lone door connecting it to the dining room and no access to the pretty backyard. Dewing and Roosa removed an awkward chimney and an unnecessary staircase, added six feet to the back of the room, and installed a generous glass door to scoop up light and provide outdoor views. At the same time, they enclosed and expanded

“For unusual homes such as this you don your surgeon’s gloves,” says Howard. “Everything has to be custom.” the existing back porch, transforming the space into an airy dining room with glass doors that open onto a new terrace. Like the architects, ever mindful of the home’s personality, Reidt and co-worker Karla Monkevich slipped stunning black-walnut banquettes into one corner. Strewn with pillows, the handsomely detailed banquettes enhance the room’s use for all manner of entertaining, as well as for precious quiet moments between the owners. “Working with these clients was fun because they didn’t need things to be conventional. They thought outside the box,” says Dewing. The usual kitchen recipe of multiple cabinets, for instance, was nixed. Instead, the owners opted for a European farmhouse vibe, which translated to a pantry and a limited amount of beautiful cabinetry. Collaborating closely with the architects and owners, Reidt and Monkevich fashioned artful Gothic-influenced fronts for the island’s spice drawers. And with beams reclaimed from the ceiling, they crafted a rustic barn door for the pantry. 146  New England Home  september–october 2014

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The breakfast area’s chandelier sports a wrought-iron chain that speaks to the barn door’s hardware. A comfortable leather sofa offers an additional spot for relaxing. FACING PAGE, TOP: The island’s spice drawers were antiqued to fit the kitchen’s tone. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Removing a second staircase made room for the pantry. A mix of walnut and painted cabinets (with zinc and wood tops, respectively) lends the kitchen visual interest.

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The expanded kitchen and the new dining room open onto a roomy terrace. Medium hand-split red cedar shakes are an artful complement to the house. FACING PAGE, TOP: A galaxy of star lights gives the dining room a celebratory air. “Dinner parties last two hours longer than they used to,� says the wife. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: An adjustable iron cafe table from Anthropologie cozies up to the banquette.

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The kitchen and nearby breakfast-area floors are of antique Jerusalem tile (as is floor in the dining room). The glorious random-sized tiles are the second layer sliced from beneath thick slabs that once clad ancient roads. “I wanted the floor to look like it had always been there,” the wife explains. “I wanted the character and patina of time.” Giving even more meaning to the setting, the table where the family gathers for breakfast and casual meals once belonged to a dear friend. Meanwhile, what became of yesterday’s dining room? It’s now a sitting room nestled between the kitchen and new dining room. Open to each, it’s as

comfortable as it is stylish. Grasscloth-covered walls evoke burnished leather—a hue that looks inviting by daylight or firelight. “The palette reflects the warm, indigenous colors of where the wife comes from,” explains Birkerts. Throughout, colors and materials further the connection of the newly developed rooms to those that have remained pretty much the same, like the living room. No ordinary space, of course, the latter includes fanciful molding and a series of pine beams that create a kind of cozy inglenook by the hearth. “Our goal for the house was to integrate the

Reidt and Monkevich slipped stunning black-walnut banquettes into one corner, mindful of the home’s personality. owner’s existing pieces with complementary new things,” says Birkerts. Here, to coordinate with the stucco walls and the family’s beefy sectional sofa, the designer smartly added numerous eye-catching elements such as chairs of various shapes, an antique lamp the color of a wide western sky, and wonderfully mismatched rugs. Visitors gain a peek of it all from the entry. The peaceful study, with its original tile floor, is also visible from the entry. Long ago known as the “card room,” the warm space has a clear view of the green landscape freshly shaped by landscape designer Jean Brooks, of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, firm that bears her name. Brooks culled overfussy beds and borders, she says, to conjure a “simple, elegant tone that speaks to the architecture.” Really, nothing has been left to chance. Thoughtful stewards, the owners have ensured a future for their unique house and preserved a treasure. All and all, it’s a fairy-tale ending for a home that evokes golden memories. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 211. september–october 2014  New England Home 149

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a light touch NAtUre AND NUrtUre pLAY eQUAL roLes IN tHe LUsH GArDeNs tHAt sUrroUND A NortH sHore Home. ™ teXt bY meGAN FULWeILer ™ pHotoGrApHY bY stAcY bAss 150 New eNglaNd Home september–october 2014

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A sequence of well-planned spaces on various levels leads down a hill layered with lush plantings, including existing trees that were maintained wherever possible. FACING PAGE: The owners were drawn to the home’s English-cottage style. The grand urns highlighting the entrance, made of Rockport, Massachusetts, quarry stone, were discovered at an estate sale.

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ven the most effortless-looking landscape can have a problematic backstory. Behind what looks like the unfettered beauty of nature may lie endless tales of drainage issues, massive trees, and stubborn boulders that hindered progress and planting. In a long career, landscape architect Gregory Lombardi, principal of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm that bears his name, has experienced just about

every problem one can imagine. Still, the gorgeous grounds of this hillside home on the North Shore of Massachusetts might well rank among his toughest challenges. Along with observing stringent coastal regulations, Lombardi and senior associate Troy Sober had to devise a way to make the most of the sloping, justunder-six-acre site while creating the impression that the gardens had evolved in concert with nature over

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Boulders interspersed with plantings bring a timeless, natural ambience to the Jacuzzi area; the tub’s surround is heated to ensure warm feet. RIGHT: The steps descending to the Jacuzzi are also Rockport granite, hand-cut from salvaged bridge abutments; bronze railings accentuate the curve of the stair. BELOW: The architects collaborated with Skylight Studios in Woburn, Massachusetts, to create the hermit crab shells that adorn the railing.

Project Team

Gregory Lombardi and Troy Sober, Gregory Lombardi Design Architect: Charles R. Myer and Susan Dunbar, Charles R. Myer & Partners Builder: Columbia Contracting Corporation Landscape Design:

Landscape installation and hardscape:

time. The goal, explains Lombardi, was an “it’s been this way for a long time ambience—nothing formal or pretentious.” After years in Boston, the homeowners were looking to reconnect with the outdoors. “But we didn’t want to force ourselves on nature,” the wife, an advocate of organic-gardening practices, says. “Even the plants we chose had to like this environment and want to stay.”

R.P. Marzilli

The couple’s approach for updating the existing house was similarly respectful. Built in the 1940s, the English-cottage-like stone structure—which once served as a music room for a larger estate—had been added on to in the ’60s. Wanting to update for today’s living while highlighting the home’s core character, they recruited Cambridge architect Charles R. Myer and Columbia Contracting Corporation from Charlestown, Massachusetts, for a renovaseptember–october 2014  New England Home 153

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Bright black-eyed susans and sunny lilies soften the grand stone wall. TOP right: Minimum furnishings and a low-key fire pit at the lawn’s edge make for a popular gathering spot without diminishing the incredible views. Such quiet places, Lombardi explains, “allow people to slow down and take notice.” BOTTOM right: Rectangular stone laid in a naturallooking pattern enhances the decorative bench and arbor. The arbor will eventually be home to roses for a spectacular burst of additional color.

tion that, while substantial, maintained many of the house’s original elements. Today, visitors make their way along the drive to the entry through mature oaks and umbrella pines, which are joined by newer recruits such as flowering dogwoods and birches. With Japanese maples and magnolias lending a romantic air to the handsome motor court and pots of bright flowers gathering attention, the home’s more modern wings seem less prominent. Massive stone pots sporting an arresting blend of ferns and bold, sunset-hued begonias direct the eye straight to the front entrance. “The wife loves color, which allows us to experiment with all kinds of daring combinations,” says Vanessa Tropeano, field director for Parterre Garden Services, a spin-off of Lombardi’s company that helps clients maintain and manage their plantings. Show-stealers like lantana and hibiscus are popular players, marrying with faithful sweet-potato vine and old-fashioned verbena. On the property’s seaward side, the drama increases tenfold. The landscape architects’ ingenious

solution translates to a series of spaces cascading to the shore, providing a number of opportunities to stop and soak up the surroundings. The scenic journey begins on the top of the ledge where the house is located and sweeps down a curving stone staircase crafted by R.P. Marzilli and Company (the Medway, Massachusetts, firm that handled the garden’s construction as well as many of the larger plantings) to the hydrangea-bordered Jacuzzi. From there, steps descend to the lawn (a boon for sports) and a granite terrace in the form of a parabolic arch. “The shape—rounded but pushing toward the water—suggests nature’s movement,” Lombardi explains. There’s also a welcoming fire pit, but few sitting here ever focus on the dancing flames; the ocean is mere yards away, after all, stretching as far as the eye can see. From this vantage point—thanks to Myer and project architect Susan Dunbar—the marvelous house expands outward to greet the landscape. The family’s pool is tucked into the side of the hill on this same level, flush with the lawn and adjacent

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“W e didn’t want to force ourselves on

nature. The plants we chose had to like this environment and want to stay,” says the wife.

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“B ees, mice, butterflies—whoever wants to live there is welcome,” says the eco-conscious wife.

to the home’s basement for easy access. In summer, the roof and glass walls along the front retract into their dedicated slots. Come winter, they slip back into place and the fabulous outdoor pool becomes a warm spot for indoor swimming. The path winds on down the slope to a stone dining pavilion, where a fireplace makes the spot a coveted destination for cozy gatherings as well as sunny events. With tables and chairs always at the ready, impromptu gatherings can happen at a moment’s notice. Leggy daylilies and small forests of lime-green sedum dot the little building’s perimeter. Nearby, wildflowers blanket a generous meadow. Spring’s graceful lupines and columbine (a favorite for hummingbirds) give way to summer’s black-eyed Susans, Echinacea, and native milkweed. “Bees, mice, butterflies—whoever wants to live there is welcome,”

says the eco-conscious wife, who encourages all her flowers to reseed at will. From the meadow, it’s a short walk to the beach where father and son launch their kayaks. Long forgotten are the logistics of workmen and machines traveling precariously up and down the hill. The lovely landscape, as the owners hoped, resembles one that’s been in place for generations. “It’s a sort of managed evolution,” says Lombardi, one that’s complemented by an “honesty of materials and attention to details.” Take the stunning and soon-to-be-rose-covered arbor bench Lombardi designed to block the view of a neighboring house, or the incredibly handsome stonework. Paths and stairs built with existing rocks and those mined during construction lend a sense of history. A hefty stone bench by the outdoor shower

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The once-overgrown dining pavilion was refurbished and surrounded with perennials, such as coneflower and lilies, that demand little care and multiply with time. RIGHT: A zinc planter surrounded by a dense sea of Chocolate Chip ajuga lends another bit of fascinating texture. BELOW: Comfortable teak furniture weathers beautifully.

makes a convenient spot for dropping a towel or putting on shoes. And bronze railings—crafted by Valle’s Forge, in Wales, Massachusetts—are so artful they belie their function. “We wanted a bit of a nautical feel,” says Lombardi of a graceful newel post. At its center rests a sphere of lustrous labradorite that mimics planet Earth. Heightening the magical—what Lombardi calls the “childlike sense of wonder” this garden awakens—are a trio of cast-bronze hermit-crab shells along the railing. The last, the landscape architect relates, tilts to the side, and out crawls a crab heading for the water. It’s a fitting decoration to underscore the owner’s affection for our planet with all its glorious flora and fauna. • editor”s note: For more information about this project, see

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Special Focus:

Kitchen & Bath Design Kitchens and baths may be classic or contemporary, neutral or eye-popping. As these spaces show, beauty comes in many forms. text By Paula M. Bodah

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Details, Details What’s so special about a white kitchen? In the case of this space in a new home in Newton, Massachusetts, it’s all about the details. A Lindsey Adelman Studio light shines down on the custom-made Lucite chairs at the island. Polished and brushed stainless steel join forces on the range hood, a detail echoed in the stainless trim of the island’s legs. A simple valance of Kelly Wearstler’s Trellis fabric hangs at the windows. And designer Jill Litner Kaplan added a dose of extra glamour with panels of antique mirrored glass set into the upper cabinets. She boosted the glam factor by setting slivers of mirrored glass among the simple white subway tile of the cooktop’s backsplash. The result is a space that’s clean, serene— and hardly your basic white kitchen. ™ Photography by Michael J. Lee

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Treff LaFleche and Matt Simitis, LDa Architecture & Interiors Interior design:

Jill Litner Kaplan Builder:

Charlie Gadbois, Wellen Construction Kitchen construction:

Todd McIntosh, McIntosh & Tuttle

Resources

For information about the professionals, see page 211.

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Special Focus:

Kitchen & Bath Design House Warming

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Jan Gleysteen, Jan Gleysteen Architects Interior design:

Mollie Johnson, Mollie Johnson Interiors Builder:

Kistler & Knapp Builders

The kitchen truly is the heart of this suburban Boston home. All the most-used spaces— the breakfast area, family room, and mudroom—revolve around the rectangular volume. The long island that anchors the room serves a dual purpose. On the sink side, it wears a slab of Vermont marble and stands at just the right height for food prep. Move around to the other side and the island rises to a comfortable height for dining. A mahogany top offers a warmer feel for hands and elbows. Architectural details take a starring role, from the coffered ceiling to the range hood that suggests a fireplace mantel to the lower cabinets designed to resemble breakfront furniture. Backlit glass panels at the tops of the upper cabinet add illumination and enliven the space. ™ Photography by

Richard Mandelkorn

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Special Focus:

Kitchen & Bath Design

Light Makes Right An addition of just five feet or so helped transform the small, dark kitchen in this Andover, Massachusetts, Greek Revival home into a sun-splashed, spacious spot for cooking and casual dining. Architect Lisa Abeles replaced an exterior wall with sliders to let in the light and open the view to the pretty backyard. Neutral tones, white Caesarstone counters, and stainlesssteel appliances and accents give the space a contemporary feel, while walnut cabinetry (note craftsman Bob Freeman’s meticulous matching of the horizontal grain) warms things up. The elongated diamond-shaped white tiles of the backsplash wall—set with gray grout to emphasize the pattern—form a backdrop for floating shelves that show off the homeowner’s pottery collection.

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Lisa Abeles, Abeles & Associates Architects Interior design: Roisin Giese and Miggy Mason, Twelve Chairs Builder: Scott Barbeau, Classic Structures Contracting Cabinetry: Bob Freeman, Robert Freeman Woodworking Architecture:

™ Photography by Greg Premru

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Kitchen & Bath Design

Old World Influence The single man who lives in this Newton, Massachusetts, home wanted a kitchen that reminded him of Tuscany. His design team obliged, introducing a barrel-vaulted ceiling accented with hand-chiseled beams for an Old World look. Reclaimed woods—chestnut on the floor and walnut on the island—further a sense of antiquity. Designer Jeanne Racioppi salvaged the antique range hood when she remodeled her own 164  New England Home  September–October 2014

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home, knowing someday she’d find the perfect place to reuse it. An old worktable serves as a dining table. Not everything here is old; a Roche Bobois sectional outfitted in vivid color and a custom rug from Concepts International anchor the sitting area. A fire-engine-red range—a standout against cabinets of pale sage green—offers an additional burst of color. ™ Photography by Michael J. Lee

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Architecture: Mark Armstrong, Office of Mark Armstrong Architects Interior design and construction management:

Jeanne Racioppi, Williams & Spade Interiors Builder: William Campbell, Campbell’s Construction

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Special Focus:

Kitchen & Bath Design

Wizards of Ahhhs /////

Architecture: Donald E. Giambastiani, Giambastiani Design Interior design: Beth Bourque Builder: Chris May Builders

The goal for this master bath, undertaken by Donald E. Giambastiani and Beth Bourque when they were with the Watertown, Massachusetts, firm of Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani Architects, was a spa-like serenity. Simplicity reigns in the expansive space; the palette is a peaceful blend of soft, earthy hues, and only a handful of materials are used. The soaring ceiling is outfitted with cedar, while cabinetry is crafted of quarter-sawn oak. A scraped-marble tile the homeowner fell in love with went up on the walls, complemented with slabs and tiles of Hauteville limestone for the floor, vanity counter, and tub deck. No frame or complicated hardware mars the clean look of the shower, where the design pros opted for glass panels held with unobtrusive clips. Faucet and light fixtures in brushed stainless steel and satin nickel complete the look. ™ Photography by Bradley M. Jones

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Perspectives

Lady’s Retreat Daybed

MICHAEL CEBULA

Celeste Chaise from Lee Jofa ///

“The streamlined nature of this piece is classically graceful and elegant.” Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center, (617) 428-0370, leejofa.com

GREGORY VAN BOVEN

Robert Bristow/Pilar Proffitt Daybed ///

“The elegantly simple lines of this daybed make it a great addition to any room—traditional or contemporary. Upholster its cushions in a vibrant Quadrille fabric for a fun look, or use an antique silk velvet for a calmer, more sophisticated feel.” Ralph Pucci, New York City, (212) 633-0452, ralphpucci.net

STEPHANIE ROSSI

Kekke Series Chaise from Piet Boon ///

“A chaise is a great complement to any seating arrangement. This one, in particular, offers a chic European sensibility without sacrificing comfort.” Showroom, Boston, (617) 482-4805, showroomboston.com

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PERSPECTIVES

Lady’s Retreat Lamp

STEPHANIE ROSSI

Gualala Table Lamp from Tuell and Reynolds ///

“An organic form—sea kelp cast in bronze—rendered in an aged patina, this piece elevates the role of table lamp from ordinary object to sculptural statement.” Dering Hall, (917) 512-6900, deringhall.com

MICHAEL CEBULA

Lamp 7021 from Decorative Crafts ///

“This lamp is made of Venetian glass. The curved outline and shimmering, almost opalescent finish make this ideal for a feminine retreat.” Decorative Crafts, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 531-1500, decorativecrafts.com

GREGORY VAN BOVEN

Medium Single Gourd Lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller

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/// Stephanie Rossi received her B.F.A. in Interior Design from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University and is an Allied ASID member. She is known for creating spaces that are bold, balanced, and dynamic. Spazio Rosso Interior Design, Boston, (978) 263-5870, spaziorosso.com

“Any Christopher Spitzmiller lamp would make a wonderful desk lamp, but this is one of my favorites (especially in Blanc de Chine!). It gives off a soft light that’s perfect for reading, conversation, or catnapping.” JAR Home, Weston, Mass., (781) 899-3911, jarhome.com

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Lady’s Retreat Fabric or Wallcovering MICHAEL CEBULA

Zara Beads in Perle from Manuel Canovas ///

“The silver leaf and beading of this wallpaper have a contemporary sparkle, while the pattern is almost reminiscent of damask. The design is exotic and sophisticated, while still being slightly playful.” The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526, martingroupinc.com

STEPHANIE ROSSI

Prospero Wallcovering in Midnight from Holland & Sherry ///

“The subtle striations and shifts in depth of color make this modern, painterly wallcovering equally suited to diminutive and grand spaces alike.” Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, s5boston.com

GREGORY VAN BOVEN

Cowtan & Tout Annabelle in Aqua ///

“Cowtan & Tout Annabelle is the perfect pattern for a retreat, with soft hues of blue and green and subtle flowers reminding us of spring. Gather yards and yards and yards with a double cord heading for beautiful curtains.”

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Community Design in Providence was one of the presenters at the conference. He doesn’t believe the only option is between Contemporary traditional and traditional contemporary. Rather, he is in favor of a style he describes as Contemporary Traditional, which calls for the ongoing evolution of traditional patterns. Isn’t this what we often call Transitional? Trade Secrets asks. “Transitional implies a process of transitioning from traditionalist to modernist,” Powers replies. “Contemporary Traditional means harvesting, from whatever source possible, the best ideas about how to live and making them relevant to modern people.” By way of illustration, he says, “Take a modern, open floor plan with its conscious effort to strip away boundaries and make space universal. You still need a feeling of completeness, of definition to various rooms— which might be thought of as more traditional. This doesn’t necessarily mean more walls and doors; some dropped beams, for example, can just as easily create a feeling of scale, of different levels, with different sight lines.” Powers would like to see an end to the struggle between traditional and modern. “There are corners of this profes-

Into the Woods An autumn foliage drive in Vermont is on every New Englander’s list of favorite things to do. When you go this year, stop in Woodstock for the Eleventh Annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival. There’s live music and lots of food (it is a festival, after all), demonstrations by the area’s most talented woodworkers, and a plethora of fine handcrafted things to buy. You might even get a head start on your holiday shopping. September 27 and 28, Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Woodstock High School’s Union Arena, Woodstock, Vt., vermontwoodfestival.org

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» Every year since 2001, Cape Associates has built a playhouse any child would envy, donating it to a local charity that raffles it off to raise money. The annual project has raised more than $97,000 for the community. This year, the Eastham, Massachusetts, company decided to take things a step further, enlisting the help of area architects by running a contest for the playhouse design. The winning design (voted on by visitors to Cape Associates’s website) is this charming “Modern Cape Schoolhouse” from Boston-based ZeroEnergy Design. Cape Cod Community College’s Educational Foundation is this year’s beneficiary. Two additional playhouses, designed by Cape Associates staff, will be donated to the local Pop Warner football team and the Province­ town Fine Arts Work Center.

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» As Back Bay Shutter Company turns twentyfive this year, the team there has plenty to celebrate—though, being the self-described neurotics they are, they’ll probably mark the occasion by obsessing extra-hard about achieving perfection. The Woburn, Massachusetts-based shade and shutter company recently introduced Bill Morton, “lead neurotic perfectionist, expert problem solver, and head of the sales department for the last fourteen years,” as the comBill Morton pany’s newest full partner. Morton takes on the title of vice president and assistant treasurer as the company embarks on its second quarter-century.

» Design professionals looking for illumination can find it at Boston Lights Exposition 2014, a daylong event at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel on September 18. More than 100 of the country’s leading companies will showcase the latest commercial and residential lighting products. Seminars include presentations by lighting designer (and This Old House contributor) Josh Feinstein and Edward Bartholomew, an award-winning lighting designer and commercial-lighting program manager with National Grid. Boston Lights Exposition Facebook

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» California Closets celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Brighton, Massachusetts, showroom by giving the 4,500-square-foot space a top-to-bottom renovation. The company also introduced a series of displays to show off its newest finish collections from Tesoro and Lago— closet systems that go far beyond the bedroom to include stylish ways to keep things organized in the garage, home office, playroom, and entertainment area.

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New in the Showrooms

Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England’s shops and showrooms

Take the Plunge Dive right into the Passiflora Giant—just one of the many dynamic pieces in the Missoni Home 2014 collection at The Morson Collection. The voluptuous sofa is wrapped in a vibrant chevron pattern. Boston, (617) 482-2335, themorsoncollection.com

Raise the Orange Lantern This bright lantern at the new Digs Design shop has a flirty and feminine look that will add colorful charm to an entryway, girl’s bedroom, or sunporch. Newport, R.I., (401) 848-9301, digsdesignco.com

By Hand The beauty of North Bennet Street School graduate Nils Berg’s work, available at Loveland, is exemplified in the Balston chair, made from bleached and pickled ash with a slung leather seat. Provincetown, Mass., (508) 413-9500, lovelandprovincetown. com, nilsbergfurniture.com

Wanderlust The Alexandra D. Foster pillow collection at Kate and Theo Home reflects the jet-setter’s love of travel, with patterns inspired by everything from latticed doors in London to a lavishly decorated elephant from Jaipur. Boston, (617) 227-1915, kateandtheohome.com

Reading Room Love to read when you take a bubble bath? The Rettangolo Bathtub from Gessi, at Close to Home and The Portland Group, comes with a built-in “minimalist library.” Stash your favorite tome or display pretty bath goodies. Close to Home, Burlington, Vt., (802) 861-3200, closetohomevt.com; The Portland Group, locations throughout New England, theportlandgroup.com

Tree Hugger The “bark” pitcher from Farmhouse Pottery has a rustic, handcrafted quality that exemplifies the company’s honest pieces celebrating the farm-to-table lifestyle. Woodstock, Vt., (802) 774-8373, farmhousepottery.com 196  New England Home  SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2014

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Massachusetts State House | Boston, Massachusetts November 12, 2014

For Tickets and More Information:www.classicist-ne.org

This Year’s Judges: Gary L. Brewer • Michael G. Imber • Russell Versaci

The 2014 Winners

Residential (Restoration, Renovation, or Addition) “Admiral’s House” Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Residential (New Construction) over 5,000 SF “Coastal New England Harbor House” Patrick Ahearn Architect Residential (New Construction) under 5,000 SF “House at Surfside” Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Interior Design “Sherborn Shingle Style” Rafe Churchill Commercial/Institutional “Ruane Center for the Humanities” Sullivan Buckingham Architects with The S/L/A/M Collaborative

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Civic/Ecclesiastic “Christ Church Cambridge”Frank Shirley Architects Landscape Architecture “Earl Major Estate” Dan K. Gordon Associates Craftsmanship/Artisanship “Balcony Railing for Harvard Lampoon” Hammersmith Studios Interior Design Merit: “Sharon Farmhouse” Rafe Churchill Landscape Architecture Merit: “New England Historic Genealogical Society”Gregory Lombardi Design Student Portfolio Merit: Stephen Kivimaki, graduate of the Beaux-Arts Atelier, ICAA, New York, 2014.

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New in the Showrooms

Sweetest Dreams Bedding with lush floral designs and crisp piping in a pretty coral colorway are piled high on the shelves of Pratesi on Boston’s Newbury Street. The fresh color is a lively change of pace. Boston, (617) 2625998, pratesi.com

A Little Bit Rock and Roll Jewelry designer Shannon Koszyk brings her signature edgy look to her new lighting line with Currey & Company. The Prophecy Chandelier, at Fleming’s Lighting, drips with gold-leafed chains and crystals for a hip style statement. Cohasset, Mass., (781) 383-0684, flemingslighting.com

Ooh La La Milla Sexy contours and alluring style make the Milla table right at home in the boudoir. The table, from Lou Lou’s Decor, comes in a variety of finishes and with the option to have drawers or airy open shelving. Portsmouth, R.I., (401) 293-5799, loulousdecor.com

Seating in the Round At first glance, the tête-à -tête sofa from Windsor Smith at Century Furniture seems like a beautiful folly, but the fanciful piece could be a great problem solver—lovely in an oversized entryway, or bridging the gap between seating areas in a large living room. Boston Design Center, (617) 737-0501, centuryfurniture.com

Yankee Spirit Maine-style craftsmanship is on full display in this beautiful doorknob and plate created by Lowe Hardware. Look closely to see the subtle hammered detail and aged nickel finish. Rockland, Maine, (207) 593-7405, lowe-hardware.com

Divine DVF Diane von Furstenberg has created a lush fabric line, available through Kravet, with just the daring use of color, pattern, and scale that you would expect from the fashion icon. Boston Design Center, (617) 338-4615, kravet.com

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Premier Properties

Notable homes on the market in New England BY MARIA LAPIANA

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of modern that makes you back up. It’s more transitional. It’s comfortable.” CONTACT: Deborah M. Gordon, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Brookline, Mass., (617) 731-2447, newenglandmoves. com. MLS # 7169797

Starboard House in Newport One of a Kind in Brookline This home has the distinction of being the priciest property on the market in Brookline, Massachusetts. And yet that’s far from its most remarkable feature. Just a few that merit mention: it was designed by local architect Adolfo Perez; it is quintessentially modern, featuring every upscale amenity you’d expect (and then some); it celebrates its lovely four-acre landscape in every imaginable ROOMS: 12 way. Floor-to-ceiling 4 BEDROOMS 6 FULL BATHS windows in the living/ 3 HALF BATHS dining area offer views 10,000 SQ. FT. of the lush property $18,000,000 (which includes a pond, flowering trees, and a forty-foot willow). At nearly 10,000 square feet, the home includes four bedrooms, six fireplaces, and a Poggenpohl kitchen with quartz countertops, Miele cooktop

and ovens, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator (plus fridge and freezer drawers in the outsize island). There’s more: an integrated audio and video system by Bang & Olufsen, a heated in-ground pool, and a four-car garage, also heated. Beyond being luxurious, the home feels private, peaceful, and serene, according to listing agent Deborah Gordon. “As exceptional as this house is, I think it’s the setting that is most remarkable,” she says. “The plantings are gorgeous— everything is mature and yet it’s all low-maintenance.” The home’s appeal is universal, says Gordon. “I’ve shown it to both younger and older people—and everyone can picture themselves here,” she says. “It’s modern, but not the kind

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Experience the J Barrett Difference

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Gloucester - $4,200,000

Marblehead - $2,600,000

Essex - $875,000

Hamilton - $3,500,000

Gloucester - $2,400,000

Hamilton - Price upon request

Harbor front residence on Eastern Point with panoramic ocean views. This property features fireplaced dining and family rooms, formal living room and 2 ocean-facing porches. Offering 5 bedrooms and 6-1/2 baths, this home is accented with a Japanese teahouse from the 1893 World Fair.

Distinctive 1936 Colonial set on 23 acres with spectacular views. Completely renovated, this elegant estate features period details and offers a gourmet kitchen, 6 fireplaces, library, and formal living and dining rooms. A guest house and garden house complete this magnificent property.

Manchester-by-the-Sea - $1,225,000

Beverly - $849,900

Elegant Gentleman’s Farm set on 28+ acres with spectacular ocean views. This residence boasts exquisite period details and features 6 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, formal and casual dining rooms, and grand living room. Included is a separate guest apartment and antique barn with paddocks.

Exquisite estate set on 11+ acres in the midst of horse country with direct access to trails. This residence features 3 fireplaces, formal living and dining rooms, and gourmet kitchen. Offering 6 bedrooms and 4.2 baths, this property is complemented with an in-ground pool, tennis court, and barn.

Rockport - $2,700,000

Ocean views from almost every room of this Custom oceanfront residence. This home features a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fireplaced living room and family rooms. Offering 3 bedrooms including 2 master suites, this property is accented with a beautiful patio and in-ground pool.

Direct Waterfront Estate set on 1.5 acres with in-ground pool and tennis court. This residence offers fireplaced living and dining rooms, updated granite kitchen and adjacent family room. Offering 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this property includes a shared dock and private beach.

Wonderful stucco home privately set on a lovely 1+ acre landscaped lot. This multi-level home features a fireplaced living room with deck access, eat-in kitchen with wet bar, dining room, and fireplaced playroom. Offering 4 bedrooms and 4 baths including a large master suite with deck.

Charming Colonial set on 3+ acres amongst rolling fields with barn, paddock and pond. This home offers period details including beamed ceilings, original hardwood floors in foyer, and fireplaced living and dining rooms. Offering 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, this home also has a patio off a large eat-in kitchen.

Stunning Victorian estate set across Beverly Commons with classic Carriage House. This property boasts period details and features a living room with mahogany fireplace, formal dining room, updated gourmet kitchen, and 8 bedrooms. Great updates include twin, gas-fired furnaces and 200 Amp electric.

The North Shore’s Premier Real Estate Agency www.jbarrettrealty.com Prides Crossing 978.922.2700 Gloucester 978.282.1315

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MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS Masterfully designed residence set on four acres offering exquisite architectural detail, sumptuous master suite, Eco-smart indoor pool, theatre, tennis court, and cottage. $7,000,000

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS Overlooking conservation land, this five bedroom masterpiece of luxurious quality features dramatic millwork, exquisite appointments, craftsmanship and four car garage. $4,195,000

Mary Joyce | C. 617.922.3235

Jayne B. Friedberg & Deborah M. Gordon | J. 617.899.2111 | D. 617.974.0404

MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS Enjoy sweeping ocean views from this custom designed waterfront estate. Four bedrooms, four and a half baths, first floor master suite, two decks and deeded beach rights. $3,895,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite stucco Colonial home offering 14 rooms, eight bedrooms, chef’s kitchen, period detail, open layout plus a stunning pool and landscape. Near Boston hospitals and universities. $3,880,000

Bill Willis | C. 617.549.8956

Deborah M. Gordon & Jayne B. Friedberg | D. 617.974.0404 | J. 617.899.2111

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS This Newton Centre Home is nestled on an extremely private two acre parcel and has undergone a major, thoughtful and tasteful renovation. $3,200,000

WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND Outstanding waterfront location with panoramic views and privately nestled on 3.2 acres overlooking Narragansett Bay. Contemporary home featuring five bedrooms, two suites, glassed sunroom & a wrap-around deck. $1,100,000

Deborah M. Gordon | C. 617.974.0404

Pat Oliver | C. 401.573.9970

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent, new stone and shingle estate set on 1.4+ acres in Weston Golf Club area offering an open floor plan with 17 rooms, five bedrooms, designer kitchen, cathedraled Great room, theatre, wine cellar plus a gym and spa. $6,500,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS New Construction Stone & Shingle Manor in premier estate location crafted with exquisite details, sun-flooded interiors, luxurious master suite, theatre, wine cellar and gym. $5,749,000

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen & Paige Yates | K. 781.507.1650 | P. 617.733.9885

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen & Paige Yates | K. 781.507.1650 | P. 617.733.9885

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Spectacular single level condominium set on Commonwealth Avenue offering custom details, chef’s kitchen, family room, three bedrooms, elevator, two garage spaces and concierge. $4,425,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Handsome 1860 French Second Empire residence set on a half-acre near Back Bay offering superb updates, 18 rooms, eight bedrooms, seven fireplaces, chef’s kitchen, swim spa and carriage house/barn, and eight plus parking. $3,995,000

Michael Harper | C. 617.480.3938

Roberta L. Orlandino | C. 617.312.1511

NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning stone and stucco estate in sought after neighborhood with outstanding quality and craftsmanship offering five bedrooms and beautifully landscaped grounds which include a pool, spa and tennis court. $3,495,000

LINCOLN, MASSACHUSETTS 1890’s home on 5.79 private acres with superb updates, period details, five bedrooms, elevator, greenhouse, stables, and outbuilding. Just minutes to Boston and Cambridge. $3,345,000

Lauren Corkin | C. 617.460.3239

Brigitte I. Senkler & Amy Pasley | C. 978.505.2652

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SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Sprawling, seven-plus acre estate comprised of a two apartment guest cottage, four car garage with carriage house and updated six bedroom main house plus pool with spa and pool house. $3,295,000

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Circa 1885 Landmark estate with 16 meticulous rooms, intricate period details, renovated kitchen and updated baths on two acres with carriage house apartment and three car garage. $2,799,000

Kathryn Alphas-Richlen & Paige Yates | K. 781.507.1650 | P. 617.733.9885

Brigitte I. Senkler | C. 978.505.2652

JAMAICA PLAIN, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisitely renovated 4,000+ square foot condominiums. One in restored traditional splendor; the other in inspired contemporary lavishes. Lush private grounds and parking. $2,200,000 | $2,100,000

BOLTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite Arts and Crafts style home set on 27 acres with 360 degree views, mahogany woodwork, vaulted redwood ceilings, three bedrooms, two fieldstone fireplaces and infinity pool. $1,900,000

Janet Deegan & Constance Cervone | J. 617.835.0674 | C. 617.429.2349

Eileen Griffin Wright | C. 978.502.5890

PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS Custom-built waterfront Colonial featuring an open floor plan with 6,200+ square feet of versatile living space including a spacious living room with glass walls, expansive decks and four bedrooms. Minutes to beach. $1,499,000

WILTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE Custom 6,000 square foot Equestrian estate set on 23+ acres offering an open layout, three master suites, two-story great room, chef’s kitchen, garage apartment, barn and pastures. $1,000,000

Lynne A. Morey | C 508.789.6333

William B. Goddard | C. 603.566.4316 | O. 603.673.4000

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Back Bay/Boston, MA $3,850,000 MLS#71475869, Amy Goldberg, 617.515.4142

Falmouth, MA $3,249,000 MLS#21403686, Pamela Peters, 508.221.7760

North Falmouth, MA $2,700,000 MLS#21404373, Lynne Gariepy, 508.328.6411

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Osterville, MA $2,549,000 MLS#21405500, Joe Cosgrove, 508.776.8185

Weston, CT $2,494,000 MLS#99051033, Donna Beretta, 203.451.1540

Andover, MA $2,490,000 MLS#71693955, Peggy Patenaude, 978.804.0811

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Marshfield, MA $2,450,000 MLS#71690936, Richard Power, 339.793.0406

Dover, MA $2,194,000 MLS#71645579, Barbara Miller, 508.380.3831

Milton, MA $1,990,000 MLS#71683030, Julianne Bridgeman, 617.688.8555

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North Andover, MA $1,985,000 MLS#71698443, Kathy & Jim Cyrier, 978.852.5811

Harwich, MA $1,900,000 MLS#21400582, Magner/Wilbur Group, 508.737.6636

Concord, MA $1,895,000 MLS#71672587, J.Thompson/K.Piculell, 978.502.2330

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Newburyport, MA $1,895,000 MLS#71691135, Dolores Person, 978.660.0967

Stonington, CT $1,880,000 MLS#E269506, Edward Hillyer, 860.235.3424

West Hartford, CT $1,850,000 MLS#G676716, Ellyn Marshall, 860.916.8505

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Scituate, MA $1,760,000 Fairfield, CT $1,499,000 MLS#71674560, Caffrey/Neagle Team, 781.603.9763 MLS#99064986, Denise Walsh & Partners, 203.259.7653

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Falmouth, MA $1,795,000 MLS#21403566, Nick Fish, 617.710.0080

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Falmouth, MA $1,495,000 MLS#21404651, James Kinchla, 508.274.7000

Marblehead, MA $1,244,900 MLS#71699274, Steven White, 781.690.6433

Newtown, CT $1,200,000 MLS#99041779, Beth Caldwell, 203.994.4849

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South Dennis, MA $1,200,000 MLS#21405260, Mark Uppendahl, 508.367.1569

Falmouth, MA $1,099,000 MLS#21404183, Jada Lugo Norman, 508.612.4887

Plymouth, MA $1,025,000 MLS#71640241, Katrina McGrail, 781.561.5140

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Glastonbury, CT $999,999 MLS#G686182, Margaret Wilcox, 860.916.3517

Easton, CT $998,000 MLS#99061605, Denise Walsh & Partners, 203.259.7653

Canton, CT $899,900 MLS#G680861, Lisa Sweeney, 860.558.7606

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Westport, CT $7,600,000 Michelle&Company, 203.454.4663

Newton, MA $2,915,000 MB Associates, 617.818.2447

East Falmouth, MA $1,125,000 Joseph Sciuto, 508.457.8622

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MARION, MASSACHUSETTS EAST MARION WATERFRONT ESTATE

MARION, MASSACHUSETTS EAST MARION COLONIAL

East Marion waterfront estate with private dock! Stunning views of Buzzard’s Bay and Cape Cod and the Islands. Sprawling 1.9 acre lot to the water’s edge with private, sandy beach, lush gardens, rolling lawns, and beautiful stone walls. Moor your boat just off the dock for easy, deep-water access. This traditional New England Cape Cod-style home includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and views from nearly every room of the 2,800 square foot design.

This majestic colonial style home originally built in 1900 and situated on a breathtaking 2.32 acre lot, has been lovingly cared for and meticulously maintained over the years. The current owner has worked diligently to keep the home’s integrity and history in place while at the same time providing the creature comforts you desire. Complete with 10 stall barn and paddock, this property would be ideal for equestrian families or anyone looking for a home that also includes a sizable outbuilding on their property. 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, grand front to back living room, formal dining room, library, master bedroom suite and flexible space that is ideal for a guest suite/aupair living area, make this home ideal for large families or those who love to entertain guests. This home has 5 fireplaces, wood floors throughout, beautiful views from every window, and sizable porches where you can sit and enjoy the day. It is not often a house like this comes along.

Exclusively listed at $895,000

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Cotuit

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Cotuit

$6,950,000

Spectacular waterfront 4 bedroom 4 bath home on almost 2 acres. Features include an octagonal living room, maple paneling, radiant heat, solar panels and covered decks. Separate beach cottage. Property is on Cotuit Bay with views across Nantucket Sound and Martha’s Vineyard.

Waterfront. Private 7.6 acres with manicured grounds. Imported chandeliers from Paris, soaring ceilings against whitewashed Boston brick walls in the well-appointed kitchen with adjacent wine room. Travertine hearth imported from Italy, etched glass doors from Argentina. Exquisite master bedroom.

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Spectacular Herring River-front estate. 3+ acres, sited perfectly to capture the ever changing views w/deep water access to Nantucket Sound. This private waterfront compound features a restored 5 bedroom, 4000 sq ft main residence, guest cottage & boathouse w/private dock & sandy beach.

Stunning waterfront home with spectacular views, deep water dock, and beach. Custom 4 bedroom features open plan, waterside decks, gourmet kitchen with Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator; 3 fireplaces, built-ins, spacious 1st floor master suite, hardwood, tile, and marble floors.

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house sits on two manicured acres with specimen trees and lush gardens—all in town, a short walk away from shops, restaurants, and Newport harbor. Although the residence has been rechristened by its owners many times over the years, the current owners

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are holding fast to Starboard House, one of its earliest monikers. CONTACT: Michelle Kirby,

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Newport, R.I., (401) 848-6714, gustavewhite. com. MLS # 1070597

Cape Escape Clad in stone with more than a few rustic notes within, this French Country–inspired estate sits near a narrow cove in the village of Cotuit on Cape Cod. Designed by architect Fritz Krieger, the home isn’t vast (at just under 8,000 square feet), but it is grand. An aerial view shows that the main house and all of its accoutrements—a 2,000-square-foot carriage house, infinity pool, patios, and parterre garden—were laid out in the round. ROOMS: 12 Even the boxwoods fol4 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS low an arc that seems to 2 HALF BATHS shelter the compound. 7,928 SQ. FT. The cathedral-ceilinged $6,950,000

tiles, and reclaimed barn board flooring. Add to all this more than seven private, beautifully manicured acres and you have yourself quite the spectacular waterfront estate. It may look rustic, but smart house technology is in evidence throughout the home, says listing agent Jan Youlden. It’s all under control: security, lighting, temperature—and every one of the fourteen flat-screen televisions. DULY NOTED:

interior features weathered bricks, handhewn beams, arches, and other ecclesiastical touches. It feels like an elegant monastery—albeit with splendid chandeliers imported from Paris. “Old World” and “bespoke” best describe the architectural details: whitewashed Boston brick in the kitchen, etched glass doors, hand-painted

CONTACT: Jan Youlden, Kinlin Grover

Real Estate, Falmouth, Mass., (774) 238-2919, kinlingrover.com. MLS # 21302872

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PEAK OF PERFECTION PAGES 120–129 Architect: John D. Battle, Battle Associates Architects, Concord, Mass., (978) 369-1805, battlearchitects.com Interior designer: Janice Battle, Beyond the Garden, Concord, Mass., (978) 3694996, beyondthegarden.com Landscape designer: Rebecca Lindenmeyr, Linden L.A.N.D. Group, Shelburne, Vt., (802) 363-3044, lindenlandscaping.com Builder: Chris Quinn, Red House Building, Colchester, Vt., (802) 655-0009, redhousebuilding. com Page 121: Artwork by Marshall Henrichs from Powers Gallery, powersgallery.com; chair from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; table from FDO, fdogroup.com. Page 122: Rug from Dash & Albert, dashandalbert. annieselke.com; console from Bausman & Company, bausmanandcompany.com; painting by Elizabeth Rickert from Powers Gallery; tile floor from Tile Showcase, tileshowcase.com; pendant light from Stonegate Designs, stonegatedesigns. com. Page 123: Painting by Teri Malo from Powers Gallery; chandelier and sconces from Solaria, solaria-home.com; rug from Steven King, stevenkinginc.com; cocktail table, sofas, chairs, and ottomans all from Kravet, kravet.com. Pages 124–125: Chandelier from Restoration Hardware; ceiling-mounted fixtures from Hudson Valley, hudsonvalleylighting.com; pendants from Circa Lighting, circalighting.com; custom

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GOOD BONES: TREE-HOUSE EFFECT PAGES 50–53 Architect and builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, Chatham, Mass., (508) 945-4500, psdab.com Interior designer: MFM Interiors, Truro, Mass., (508) 349-7764, mfminteriorstruro.com Millwork and cabinetry: MacKenzie Brothers, Marstons Mills, Mass., (508) 420-4424, mackenziebrothers.com Kitchen designer: Classic Kitchens & Interiors, Hyannis, Mass., (508) 775-3075, ckdcapecod.com Landscape designer: Adorn Enterprises, Easton, Mass., (508) 863-3599, adornlandscape.com

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table, Windsor chairs, and stools all from Lake and Mountain Home, lakeandmountainhome. com; painting by Teri Malo from Powers Gallery; backsplash and floor tile from Tile Showcase. Page 126: Lloyd Flanders wicker furniture from Seasons Four, seasonsfour.com. Page 127: Window treatments fabricated by Karyn Caldwell, caldwelldesignscsw.com, with fabric from Romo, romo.com; chairs from Century Furniture, centuryfurniture.com, with fabric from Kravet; rug from Steven King; bed from Ethan Allen, ethanallen.com; bedding from Restoration Hardware and Barbara Barry, barbarabarry.com; lamps from Restoration Hardware. THE OLD HOUSE AND THE SEA PAGES 130–139 Architect: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect, Boston, (617) 266-1710, and Edgartown, Mass., (508) 939-9312, patrickahearn.com Interior designer: Anthony Catalfano, Anthony Catalfano Interiors, Boston, (617) 536-3776, anthonycatalfanointeriors. com Landscape designer: Phyllis W. Cole, Phyllis W. Cole Landscapes, Osterville, Mass., (508) 428-6787 Builder: E.J. Jaxtimer, Hyannis, Mass., (508) 7714498, jaxtimer.com Kitchen builder: Triple Crown Cabinet & Millwork, Sandwich, Mass., (508) 833-6500, triplecrowncabinetandmillwork.com Pages 130–132: Wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; rug from Stark, starkcarpet.com; sofa fabric by Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com; armchair fabric by Lee Jofa, leejofa.com; loveseat fabric from Nobilis, nobilis.fr; drapes fabricated by Drape It, drapeit.net, with fabric from Lee Jofa. Page 133: Outdoor furniture from JANUS et Cie, janusetcie.com. Pages 134–135: Opal Essence wall color and Ivory White cabinet color by Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com; counter materials from Triple Crown Cabinet & Millwork; cabinet hardware from Needham Lock & Decorative Hardware, decorativelock.com; morning room chair fabric from Brunschwig & Fils. Page 137: Bedroom rug from Stark; wallcovering fabric and drapery fabric from Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com; drapes fabricated by Drape It; window shade from Back Bay Shutter Co., backbayshutter.com; chaise fabric from Brunschwig & Fils; master bath Barley Beige wall color and Ivory White cabinet color by Benjamin Moore; floor tile from Tile Showcase, tileshowcase. com; office rug from Michaelian & Kohlberg, michaelian.com; drapery fabric by Sanderson, sanderson-uk.com, fabricated by Drape It. Pages 138–139: Outdoor furniture by JANUS et Cie.

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST PAGES 140–149 Architect: Chip Dewing and Betsy Roosa, Dewing Schmid Kearns, Concord, Mass., (978) 371-7500, dskap.com Interior designer: Andra Birkerts, Andra Birkerts Interior Design, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 235-7073, andrabdesign.com Landscape designer: Jean Brooks, Jean Brooks Landscapes, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 354-0643, jeanbrookslandscapes.com Builder: Charlie Howard and Mike Sander, Howard Brothers Builders, Westwood, Mass., (781) 3261409, howardbrothersbuilders.com Cabinetry/millwork: Paul Reidt and Karla Monkevich, Kochman Reidt + Haigh, Stoughton, Mass., (781) 573-1500, cabinetmakers.com Pages 140–141: Roofing by Joseph T. Cazeault & Sons Roofers, East Weymouth, Mass., (781) 3356800, cazeaultroofing.com Pages 142–143: Candlestick in entry from Baker, bakerfurniture.com; low table in sitting room from Reside, resideinc.com; mirrored table from Horchow, horchow.com; sofa by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com; wallcovering by Stark, starkcarpet.com, installed by Paul J. Beath Co., Walpole, Mass., (617) 739-7874. Pages 144–145: Moroccan rug from Steven King, stevenkinginc.com; terracotta rug from Calvin Klein Home, calvinklein.com; shell chair from Hudson, hudsonboston.com; Kilim armchair from Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers.com; blue lamp by Blanche Field, blanchefield.com; pillows from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com, Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com, and Comina, comina.com; mirror from Horchow. Page 146–147: Backsplash tile by Ann Sacks, annsacks.com; custom hood by Tresfort Metal Works, tresfortmetal.com; lighting from Hubbardton Forge, hubbardtonforge.com; breakfast room lighting by Objet Insolite, objetinsolite.com; custom shade by Blanche Field; pantry door straps by Steel Art, steelartco.com. Page 149: Lighting from My Danilo, mydanilo. com; cafe table from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; custom pillows from Thread, threadworkroom.com, and Comina; flooring from Paris Ceramics, parisceramics.com. A LIGHT TOUCH PAGES 150–157 Architect: Charles R. Myer and Susan Dunbar, Charles R. Myer and Partners, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 876-9062, charlesmyer.com Builder: Columbia Contracting, Charlestown, Mass., (617) 242-3191, columbiacon.com Landscape designer: Gregory Lombardi, Gregory Lombardi Design, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 4922808, lombardidesign.com

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Landscape construction, installation, and masonry: R.P. Marzilli & Company, Medway, Mass., (508) 533-8700, rpmarzilli.com Landscape maintenance: Parterre Garden Services, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 492-2230, parterregarden.com Pages 152–153: Spa built and installed by Combined Energy Systems, combinedenergysystems.com; fabrication and installation of ironwork by Valle’s Forge, Wales, Mass., (413) 245-9791; molding and casting of bronze hermit crabs by Skylight Studios, skylightstudios.com. SPECIAL FOCUS: KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN PAGES 158–167 Details, Details Pages 158–159 Architect: Treff LaFleche and Matt Simitis, LDa Architecture & Interiors, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 621-1455, lda-architects.com Interior designer: Jill Litner Kaplan, West Newton, Mass., (617) 558-7751, jilllitnerkaplan.com Builder: Charlie Gadbois, Wellen Construction, Marlborough, Mass., (508) 460-9508, wellenconstruction.com Kitchen construction: Todd McIntosh, McIntosh & Tuttle, Lewiston, Maine, (207) 777-1395, mcintoshandtuttle.com White Dove cabinet color by Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com; counter stools from Plexi-Craft, plexi-craft.com; backsplash tile from Waterworks, waterworks.com; cabinet hardware from E.R. Butler, erbutler.com, and Linnea, linneahome.com House Warming Pages 160–161 Architect: Jan Gleysteen, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 431-0080, jangleysteeninc. com Interior designer: Mollie Johnson, Mollie Johnson Interiors, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 431-2289, molliejohnsoninteriors.com Builder: Kistler & Knapp, Acton, Mass., (978) 6359700, kistlerandknapp.com Cabinetry hardware from Schaub and Company, schaubandcompany.com; backsplash mosaic tile from Tile Showcase, tileshowcase.com; hanging lantern from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com; breakfast table from Bausman & Company, bausmanandcompany.com; breakfast chairs and counter stools from Century Furniture, centuryfurniture.com; banquette fabric

by Fonthill through Stark, starkcarpet.com; blue faux-leather seat fabric from Kravet, kravet.com; window treatment fabric from Nobilis, nobilis.fr, with trim by Samuel and Sons, samuelandsons. com; island light fixtures from Vaughan, vaughandesigns.com. Light Makes Right Pages 162–163 Architect: Lisa Abeles, Abeles & Associates Architects, Natick, Mass., (508) 655-6636, abelesandassociates.com Interior designers: Roisin Giese and Miggy Mason, Twelve Chairs, Boston, (617) 982-6136, twelvechairsboston.com Builder: Scott Barbeau, Classic Structures Contracting, Beverly, Mass., (978) 232-3511 Cabinetry: Bob Freeman, Robert Freeman Woodworking, Charlestown, Mass., (617) 2420840, freemanwoodworking.com Backsplash tile from Tile Showcase, tileshowcase. com. Old World Influence Pages 164–165 Architect: Mark Armstrong, Office of Mark Armstrong Architects, Newton, Mass., (617) 8407174, oma-architect.com Interior designer: Jeanne Racioppi, Williams & Spade Interiors, Boston, (617) 936-4046, williamsandspade.com Builder: William Campbell, Campbell’s Construction, Natick, Mass., (508) 930-1141, campbellsconstruction.com Backsplash tile from A.K.D.O., akdo.com; sectional from Roche Bobois, roche-bobois.com; rug from Concepts International, prestigemills.com. Wizards of Ahhhs Pages 166–167 Architect: Donald E. Giambastiani, Giambastiani Design, Charlestown, Mass., (617) 461-0558, giambastianidesign.com Interior designer: Beth Bourque, Beth Bourque Design Studio, Milton, Mass., (617) 407-1912, bethbourquedesign.com Builder: Chris May Builders, Richmond, Mass., (413) 698-2702, chrismaybuilders.com Stone and tile from Stone Source, stonesource. com; hanging lamps from Schoolhouse Electric, schoolhouseelectric.com; additional light fixtures from Boyd Lighting, boydlighting.com

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Throughout years of practice on historic Beacon Hill, we have learned much from the neighborhood’s many townhouses of varied size and age. One particular design feature is a recurring theme in both restorations and new construction: the curved staircase. Time and again it has proven the most efficient and elegant shape to connect one floor with another. No two historical spirals are alike; in this they resemble seashells and reflect craftsmens’ skills, passed on through the generations. We tend to prefer “ultimate spirals,” which float lightly, without visible attachment to the wall, and are unencumbered by overly ornate balusters. Although we draw inspiration from the work of the Federal period (circa 1785– 1825), we freely modify details to suit our clients’ personal preferences and the overall character and era of their homes. The staircase shown here was designed for a townhouse on Boston’s Louisburg Square, which formerly housed a convent. The spiral connects the main part of the house with what was once a chapel and is now a lofty kitchen and TV room. Monika Zofia Pauli and Juan Guillermo Uribe Rubio, Pauli & Uribe Architects, Boston, (617) 227-0954, pauli-uribe.com

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