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A mom and dad look far into the future with a Cape Cod summer home designed to create fond family memories for decades to come. I Text by Elizabeth F. McNamara  I Photography by John Gould Bessler  I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent


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162 SPECIAL FOCUS: KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN Function and form make a beautiful marriage in these five spaces by New England designers. Text by Debra Spark


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58 30 From the Editor 39 Trending

Bold, beautiful glass art; a young architectural firm brings classic and modern together; a powder room takes on new elegance; a Providence exhibit celebrates the illustrious history of Gorham Silver; fabulous finds from New England’s shops and showrooms.

52 Artistry: Fade to Black

Don’t be misled by the absence of color. M. Benjamin Herndon’s art is complex, expressive, and deserving of its critical acclaim. I By William Morgan

58 Good Bones: Revival Meetings

An architect and his clients join forces to bring an abandoned, unfinished Vermont house back to life. I Text by Robert Kiener  I Photography by Daniel Nystedt

66 Special Spaces: Tiny Treasure A petite retreat in the country proves wonderful things do indeed come in small packages. I Text by Maria LaPiana  I Photography by Chuck Choi

74 In Our Backyard: Bright Ideas

Vermont’s Hubbardton Forge designs and creates its timeless light fixtures with an eye toward the future and a nod to the past. I By Debra Judge Silber

217 Perspectives

Foliage-inspired home accessories; his-and-hers dressing rooms by a pair of New England designers; the once and future heirlooms that are Leonards beds; find a trove of stylish goods at The Cottage at Four Corners; vivid accents bring the zip to a white-walled children’s room in a Nantucket home.

232 Calendar

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238 Scene and Heard

Noteworthy happenings in the New England design business.  I By Paula M. Bodah

242 Design Life

Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. I By Cassidy Mitchell

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250 Premier Properties

Notable homes on the market in New England. I By Maria LaPiana

260 Resources

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262 Advertiser Index 264 Sketch Pad

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n case we haven’t yet met, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Clinton Smith, the new editor in chief of New England Home. I’ve spent my career editing homes magazines—and, lucky me, I get to combine my personal passion with my professional expertise. I also have the delight of inheriting a magazine that’s already best in class. I want to tip my hat to longtime editor in chief Kyle Hoepner for his dynamic contributions, not only within these pages, but outside of them; he helped usher the stellar design that emanates from New England onto a larger platform, making it part of the national conversation. There’s a saying that all politics are local; the same can be said for design, too. The world is an increasingly smaller place, and championing the things that make this slice of the world so very special is at the heart of what we’re going to do moving forward. It’s already embedded in the magazine’s DNA. While my letter is here now, Kyle deserves credit for the content in this issue. In the months ahead, you can look for more of the best design that New England has to offer, as well as the outstanding work and contributions of the design professionals, artisans, craftspeople, tastemakers, and influencers who make our region unique, and call it home.

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Check out New England Home’s award-winning website, where you’ll find house tours, profiles of artists and other makers, interviews with New England experts, before-andafter stories, and other special items for lovers of gorgeous homes and landscapes. Or browse galleries of inspiring designer spaces, searchable by style, location, color, and room type.

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Editorial Submissions Designers, architects, builders, and homeowners are invited to submit projects for editorial consideration. For information about submitting projects, e-mail e­ dit@nehomemag.com. Letters to the Editor We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at the above address, fax us at 617-663-6377, or e-mail us at ­letters@nehomemag.com. Upcoming Events Are you planning an event that we can feature in our Calendar of Events? E-mail information to calendar@nehomemag.com, or mail to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118.



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The way Katie Flynn tells it, she and Dan Hisel had a lot in common. They were neighbors—both independently drawn to the aesthetic and ethos of Peacock Farms, a midcentury modern neighborhood in Lexington, Massachusetts. “We met over our daughters playing together, and ‘can I borrow your lawnmower?’” she remembers. Both had spouses in academia. And both had a background in architecture—Hisel running his own practice and Flynn working at a large design firm. When a friend hired Flynn to redesign her house, she asked Hisel to collaborate. It was a natural fit and a good balance. “Katie’s approach is more playful,” says Hisel, and mine more austere. We have differing opinions about the little details but are very aligned on the big things.” They made their partnership official, launching Hisel Flynn Architects in 2017, and quickly garnered a reputation for their modernist approach. “We always work like it’s 2019… or maybe 2025,” jokes Flynn. Their niche is two-fold: in addition to contemporary new construction, they do what the duo calls “modern interventions to older houses,” like the sleek concrete garage/roof deck/ spa that’s connected to a Victorian-style house via a mahogany-clad bridge, or the

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ultra-modern single-story addition they orchestrated to blend a gabled house with its adjacent orchard. They’ve also worked their magic reimagining midcentury homes in their own neighborhood and beyond—revisiting the roots of their shared passion. | Arlington, Mass., hiselflynn.com 1. A mahogany-wrapped bridge connects the garage

pavilion to the house. 2. Oversize glass doors open to a terrace of recycled granite curbstones. 3. The rooftop garden is perfect for lounging and for soaking in a custom spa. 4. A renovated original workman’s cottage meets a modern zinc-clad addition. 5. The Baulthaup kitchen brings the contemporary aesthetic indoors.

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A powder room goes from country cozy to pretty and polished.

The Ipswich, Massachusetts, country home had an overarching theme: horses. And with good reason; the owner is an avid polo player who stables his ponies on the property. When he got married recently, his wife sought to temper the “camp” look in favor of a more refined, European aesthetic. A particular priority of hers was the powder room, just off the back entrance and frequently used by guests. Sally Wilson of Wilson Kelsey Design explains that for better circulation and more space in the cramped lavette, the first step was to expand by commandeering a closet from the adjacent mudroom. With the sink and toilet properly repositioned, she was free to embellish. Away went the pasture-green color scheme, and in its place, Wilson opted for a more subdued palette of gray, gold, and blue. A houndstooth wallcovering with a slight metallic sheen wraps three walls, while antiqued mirrored tiles with French-inspired brass rosettes cover the fourth. To round out the European aesthetic, the designer chose a crystal chandelier, a gilded mirror, sconces with custom silk shades, and a blue-painted vanity with a carved arabesque design and a marble top. Though small in scale, the made-over powder room (along with the mudroom/entryway, simultaneously

refreshed by Wilson Kelsey Design) has transformed the tone of the house from horses to hospitality. “A powder room should be welcoming, gracious,” says Wilson. “It says something about how you treat your guests.” | Northborough, Mass., wilsonkelseydesign.com

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A RISD exhibit celebrates the manufacturing and design legacy of the iconic Gorham Silver company.

At one time, Providence’s Gorham Silver was the largest silver manufactory in the world. The tiny company that could, founded in 1831, grew to have quite the storied portfolio—and list of patrons. Among many pieces that sparkled and shone, there was the tea service Mary Todd Lincoln purchased for the White House; the solidsilver bench and dressing table that graced the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris; and the company’s largest commission: the grand mid-1870s Furber collection, an 816-piece serving set made to accommodate a dinner party for twenty-four. To commemorate Gorham’s illustrious past, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum has curated a comprehensive exhibit, Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970, that chronicles the company’s dominance in the industry. The exhibit explores Gorham’s influence on manufacturing (at its height it had a thirtyfive-acre facility that employed some 3,000

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people), design (the company was known to follow—and influence—the latest trends), and marketing (it was the first to photograph its products for promotional purposes), as well as how the firm helped shape societal and cultural shifts. The exhibit, which showcases some 600 stunning silver and mixed-metal pieces and is curated by Elizabeth A. Williams, was an impressive undertaking. Once the selections were finalized, it took a team of ninety-five trained volunteers three years to polish the wares to their original splendor—the finishing touch on an exhibit that beautifully reflects Gorham’s proud history. | On view through December 1, risdmuseum.org

A spoon acquired in 1909 marked the beginning of the RISD Museum’s nearly 5,000-piece collection of Gorham Silver.

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1. Stone Cold Stunning British designer Ged Kennett collaborated with Indian designer and patron of the arts Shanane Davis on these hand-crafted semiprecious-stone pulls, made entirely from raw natural materials. | Brassworks Fine Home Details, Providence, finehomedetails.com

4. Tip the Scale Scott Group Studio recently debuted a sixpiece collection called Escala, Spanish for “to scale.” The rugs, hand-tufted by artisans in the company’s Michigan headquarters, can be customized according to size and color. | Scott Group Studio, Boston, scottgroupstudio.com

2. Paradise on Earth Lindsey Adelman’s newest lighting collection, Paradise City, was influenced by everyone from playwright W. Somerset Maugham and photographer Helmut Newton, to rocker Axl Rose and model Nadja Auermann | Lindsey Adelman Studio, Boston, lindseyadelman.com

5. Sofa Sophisticate Fashion designer Jason Wu and custom-furniture brand Interior Define have collaborated on a new sofa collection featuring exposed wood frames and more than sixty-five fabric and leather options. | Interior Define, Boston, interiordefine.com

3. Dream Weaver One of the new lines of wallcoverings from Phillip Jeffries features woven wood inspired by tile work and marquetry. Seen here, the Navy Loom colorway | Phillip Jeffries, Boston, phillipjeffries.com

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3. Industrial Chic Architect and interior designer Barry Goralnick has partnered with Currey & Company for a lighting collection that includes the Beaufort pendant, which was inspired by midcentury shapes and design. | Ferguson, various New England locations, fergusonshowrooms.com


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gives them non-emotive names, like Field No. 2 or Adjacent No. 3. But a large canvas like Lift is anything but basic or anonymous. Even though it seems monochromatic at first glance, the work is complex, made up of a dozen layers of a unique graphite paint that Herndon makes from scratch. He polishes his painting surfaces and draws on them with silverpoint to create organically geometric patterns in black tones that range from silvery to charcoal. Time spent with Lift reveals the subtlety of the layers, a tactile sense of the paint, and a sense of movement. As the thirty-four-year-old artist notes, the work is “more about light than darkness.” These explorations by the Rhode Island School of Design-trained printmaker are more than minimalism, although he purposely restricts his palette as a way of reducing distractions. Such quietude “calls attention to everything,” he says. Herndon’s art is subtle, meditative, and quite Eastern. Compositions like Lift demand much of the artist, but also, they

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Lift (2018), silverpoint, graphite, gelatin, and marble dust on canvas, 72"H × 80"W; Untitled (264 Triangles) (2018), lithograph, 18"H × 15"W; Thirty-Six Quadrilaterals (2011-18), graphite on steel and wood, 108"H × 96"W.

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require engagement of the viewer. There is no place to hide, as the creator’s very soul is on display. Herndon’s recent work is part of a journey of exploration. His “aha moment” occurred when he saw how carbon reacted to paper. Graphite, or crystallized carbon, sent him in a new direction. Carbon printing is an obsolete, time-consuming, and singularly focused process. If that weren’t demanding enough, he also works with lead. As part of his master’s thesis at RISD, Herndon, who studied papermaking in Japan, printed images of Japanese handmade paper on a fifty-pound, twenty-five-foot-long roll of lead sheeting from Home Depot. He then crafted a cherrywood presentation box to hold the scroll.

Herndon’s deliberate choice to live and create in Providence has had a decidedly positive impact on his body of work.

A project like the boxed lead seems so utterly self-effacing, like Zen in its denial of the usual artistic ego. Such a cerebral approach would seem a tough path for a full-time artist. Yet Herndon’s hesitancy to compromise has earned serious respect. He has exhibited in New York, Boston, Tokyo, and Beijing. That he is represented by Inde/Jacobs Gallery in the internationally famous contemporary art mecca of Marfa, Texas, is further affirmation of the quality of his work. The artist made a deliberate choice to live and work in Providence. “My work would not be where it is now were I not in Providence,” he says. His studio in the Atlantic Delaine Mills in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood is 1,400 square feet and has ceilings that soar as high as twenty-five feet. He readily admits he couldn’t afford such a large workspace had he stayed in New York City. The Civil War-era woolen mill provides the ideal space for a painter/printmaker who works in large scale and with industrial materials. He has room for a wood shop, and eventually will add a printing press. Hayward and his wife, Juli Anna Herndon, a poet, are both from rural California. After spending time in Portland, Oregon, studying math and philosophy, he moved to New York to go to the School of Visual Arts, while Juli Anna went to Sarah Lawrence College. They moved to Providence when Benjamin enrolled at RISD to pursue an MFA in printmaking. “Moving to a small city was good for me,” Hern-

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ING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Noh (2015), lithograph on handmade Japanese paper, 12"H × 24"W; Untitled (Curves No. 8 & 9), 2017, silverpoint, graphite, gelatin, and marble dust on linen, 27"W × 26"W; Paper Folded Nine Times (2015), sumi ink on Japanese paper, linen-covered box, 4½"W × 6½"W × 3½"D; Untitled (Pour No. 1) (2017), silverpoint, graphite, pigment, gelatin, and marble dust on linen, 14"H × 13"W.

don says. While one might expect a young artist to feel like he should be in New York City, he prefers Providence’s less frenetic pace, and enjoys being able to commute from his home to his studio by bicycle. He has taught lithography at RISD and, in the last three years, has held residencies at such prestigious art colonies as the Tamarind Institute, the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. Herndon confesses he came late to art. “I made my first painting when I was twenty-three,” he says. Now, little more than a decade later, he welcomes the

challenge of working with unconventional materials. Despite the strength of his black graphite paintings, Herndon says he is not anti-color, and doubts that he will explore the light-in-the-dark theme forever. But for now, the meticulous nature of his work, where the content is the material, provides real satisfaction. His craft requires a lot of solitude, but Herndon is reaping the rewards of his determination to follow his cerebral exploration of exploration of the depths of black.  EDITOR’S NOTE: M. Benjamin Herndon is represented in New England by A R E A Gallery, Boston, area.gallery. To see more of his work, visit mbenjaminherndon.com. Studio photo courtesy A R E A gallery

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An architect and his clients join forces to bring an abandoned, unfinished Vermont house back to life. real estate developer Todd • Commercial Finard knows a good property deal when

he sees it. But the house he saw for sale in Stowe, Vermont, when he was hunting for a getaway for his family, left him scratching his head. The three-story, 4,900-square-foot structure boasted drop-dead views of Mount Mansfield and included a richly forested five-acre lot. Yet it had never been completed. It was basically just a post-and-beam shell, and was now in the hands of a bank. “The big question my wife, Andrea, and I had was, could we make this ours?” Todd recalls. “Or would we be buying trouble?” Enter architect David Boronkay. He had worked with the Finards on their main residence and had done numerous restoration and redesign projects in

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the region. “I knew Todd and Andrea wanted a ‘fun’ house, one they could enjoy with their three children and for entertaining friends,” he says. “When I walked through it with them, I knew we could turn it into a home they would love. It had great bones and marvelous views. It would be a challenge, but we all agreed that it could work. Call it a reimagining.” Happily, the post and beam construction allowed Boronkay to give the interiors an airy feeling. On the main floor, the kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms, creating a great room that takes full advantage of the dramatic slopeside views in the distance. Because the Finards are keen entertainers, Boronkay included an area

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between the kitchen island and the dining area, which he dubbed “the gathering space.” Says Todd, “David really got it. He knows that during parties, people invariably gravitate toward the kitchen, and this space would be the perfect spot for guests to hang around—to gather—with their drinks.” Boronkay calls his design a modern interpretation of a post-and-beam structure. “Todd and

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out the house. “It was fun seeing how the house evolved,” he says. “I especially like the way Andrea and David opened things up by getting rid of a lot of little nooks and crannies and letting the light flow in.” Boronkay included three bedrooms for the couple’s

children on the second floor. Instead of a fourth bedroom, he removed a wall to create an open lounging area, complete with a comfy couch and chairs, that overlooks the great room. The entire third floor is dedicated to a spacious master suite that serves as an inhouse getaway for Andrea and Todd. “It’s like having our own luxury suite at a great hotel,” Todd says. The exterior of the house also went through a reimagining of sorts. To break up its mass, the architect replaced the horizontal clapboards with board-and-batten siding and added a portico. A decorative grid motif in the portico echoes a similar detail in the front-facing gable. A band of slate veneer at the base of the house creates a horizontal counterpoint to the vertical siding. The Finards plan to enlist Boronkay’s help soon to get going on phase two of their reimagining—a finished basement that will hold gathering spaces and guestrooms. But for now, they are thrilled with things just the way they are. A far cry from “buying trouble,” the resurrected house has become a true home, tailor-made for its occupants and guaranteed to foster happy memories for years to come. 

The master bedroom is part of the generous suite that takes up the entire third floor. FACING PAGE: The dining area boasts a twentyfoot live-edge walnut table.

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A petite retreat in the country proves wonderful things do indeed come in small packages. By definition, it’s a pool house: a two-room •house that opens onto a pool. The owners even

call it a pool house. But that doesn’t do it justice. At just over 700 square feet, it’s a diminutive architectural beauty that sits a little northwest of the middle of Massachusetts. It’s a good three-and-ahalf-hour drive from New York City, where owners Sally Holmes and her husband, Doug Curtis, live with their daughter, Josephine Zulma Curtis. It’s a fully operational second home. A retreat. A getaway that “takes me out of my regular life,” says Holmes. “It” is a simple, elemental, wooden structure as organically connected to the land as the family is.

It’s sited on a ledge ridge, on twenty mostly wooded acres contiguous to The Farm School in the town of Orange. Holmes’s brother Ben is the founder and director of the school, which has been offering adults and children an immersive agricultural experience since 1990. “We’ve been coming to the area frequently since then,” says Holmes, “sometimes staying with family or in a tent we got when we bought the property six years ago.” Architect Maryann Thompson, who met the couple when she was working on housing for the school, directed the design and construction of the pool house. “Sally and Doug really wanted something

The Japaneseinspired structure, crafted of glass, steel, and wood, serves as a home away from home for its owners, who live in New York City. They come up most weekends in summer, and one or two times a month the rest of the year.

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the house with loving attention to every quarter inch,” she says. The couple both grew up on the West Coast in houses with an aesthetic similar to this one: lots of wood and glass, a flat roof, a Japanese feeling. Thompson says they wanted to keep the building simple, use natural materials, and express the structure on the inside as well as the outside. “The use of metal, wood, and steel gives it an authenticity of material,” she says. “It’s minimally insulated and designed to take advantage of natural daylight and cross ventilation.” There are overhanging eaves, clerestory windows, and floor-to-ceiling panes. The interior can be completely open or compartmentalized

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for sleeping and privacy. The kitchen/living room/dining area flows to a screened porch and the sleeping quarters. Because it’s so small, the house has all the efficiency of a ship, with thoughtfully designed storage and a place for everything. The only shower is the circular, wood-enclosed one outdoors. The finish material is all wood. On the exterior,

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The living here is easy. “We’re short of a full kitchen to keep the interior aesthetic calm,” says Holmes. “We have a portable induction cooktop, electric frying pan, toaster oven, and grill, so we can


cook almost anything.” And while a pool house might seem like it’s built just for summer use, radiant heat in the floor and a super-efficient wood stove ensure the home is comfortable even when the outdoor temperatures get into the single digits, Holmes says. An “indoor/outdoor connection” is commonplace these days, but this is the real deal. “Sally and Doug wanted to experience the sense of a garden indoors,” says Thompson. “In a way, the garden and the structure become one, in the form of flowering vines that climb up the exterior columns.” And because Holmes really enjoys doing the wash (really!), the laundry room was designed with access to the outside. “She engages the landscape every time she does the laundry,” says Thompson. “This is a place that gets you out of the person you are most of the time,” says Holmes. “I have a fulltime job, and I’ve lived in the city for more than forty years. This place is just so removed. When I arrive, I always unclench a little.” 

The sculptural outdoor shower gets used in all but the deepest months of winter. FACING PAGE: Exposed structural elements, such as the open-framed wall, steel support beams, and cement floor, give the sleeping quarters a minimalist feel.

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under a spreading chestnut tree, David Kitts would understand. The design director of the Castleton, Vermont-based manufacturer of handcrafted lighting had that same misconception himself before joining the company nearly ten years ago. “I was expecting wagon wheels, antlers—something very traditional,” he says. “And I remember being so pleasantly surprised at the clean, very elegant look of the line.” Hubbardton’s fresh take on handcrafted metalwork may be better known today, but it’s no easier to pigeonhole, with designs that range from industrial chic to edgy modernism to retro glam. In the last couple of years, it has launched two distinct new lines: Vermont Modern, targeting a younger, more urban and more price-conscious customer, and Synchronicity, which brings on the bling by pairing the company’s signature steel with Swarovski crystals. “If you asked people who know Hubbardton Forge what they consider our core style, you’ll get surprisingly different answers,” Kitts says. “What is consistent is we try not to take the easy way out.” It’s been that way since 1974, when University of Vermont students Reed Hampton and George Chandler started hand-forging candlesticks and fireplace irons in a local barn. Now with 235 employees and CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Forge team member Tom DeMatties makes complex welds on a Double Cirque chandelier. Hook, Vine and Sinker is a playfully named trio of pendants, each with a unique hooked design. The Henry sconce also comes in an outdoor version that is dark-sky friendly.

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bark-like steel rods crafted at the forge with hand-blown artisanal glass from Vermont manufacturer Simon Pearce. 2. Made of steel tubes threading past each other, the Metro pendant is a visual nod to mass transit systems. Its tubes can be independently rotated to customize the design. 3. The stainless-steel spring coil of the Knot mini-pendants can be knotted as their name implies, dangled singularly, or draped together. 4. Steel and glass “berries” create the Sprig chandelier, which can be hung individually or in groupings. 5. Glass crystals, steel framing, and LED illumination come together in the Solitude Circular LED pendant. Its low-voltage power cables are designed to disappear, making the light appear to float in air.

owned by Boston-based Bunker Hill Capital, Hubbardton Forge still makes its products one at a time. That includes its 800 standard designs (available in some 40,000 configurations) and its custom work. “When we get an order, the piece is truly being made for that person,” explains vice president of marketing Jeanne-Marie Gand. Hubbardton distributes its products through 900 showrooms, a few select online retailers, and roughly 460 individual designers in the company’s expanding trade program. “We’ve started to aggressively reach out to designers,” explains Ray Langton, who joined as CEO last year. This reaching out is done from the company’s 162,000-square-foot headquarters. Planning, designing, forging, welding, finishing, packaging, shipping—it’s all done there. “I can literally be in the factory in forty seconds,” says Langton. The brevity of that walk sums up the company’s edge against global manufacturers: the ability to


deliver its made-to-order lighting in under four weeks, and its custom work in ten. The company adds some eighty new designs a year, conjured up by a design team schooled in graphic design, architecture, engineering, sculpture, and jewelry design. Their creative journey might begin with a request for a particular type of product, but it’s just as likely to evolve along what Kitts calls “the I’m-just-going-to-try-to-come upwith-something-interesting route.” In that case, he admits, “I don’t know where I’m going or if this is a table lamp or a chandelier, but I have an interesting thought and

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bottle.” The vessel became the basis for the Erlenmeyer line, named for the laboratory flask it emulates, and it quickly became a bestseller. “We know we’ve hit the mark when six or seven of us look at it and think, ‘I could put that in my house.’ ” Kitts says. While a fixture’s style might reflect the broader design world, it’s likely that at least some of its parts are homegrown. Hubbardton Forge sources many of

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FAR LEFT: The Erlenmeyer sconce was inspired by the popularity of Edison-style light bulbs. The Old Sparky sconce recalls a vintage double pole knife switch. The idea for the Dahlia chandelier came not from the flower, but from a piece of jewelry designed by Harry Bertoia. Atlas pendants feature the company's new Opaline glass option.

its LEDs from LEDdynamics in Randolph, as well as artisanal glass from A.O. Glass in Burlington and Simon Pearce in Quechee, and wood from Maple Landmark Woodcraft in Middlebury. Embracing its Vermont identity is a source of pride that extends from the company’s commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing practices to its nearobsessive approach to craftsmanship. It’s something

of a Yankee mindset, says Gand. “We hide every weld,” she says. “We care about those things, and our customers care about those things.” Quality control occurs spontaneously through the process as a piece is passed from hand to hand to hand. “We realize it is becoming part of someone’s life, and that’s important to us,” Gand says. “There’s a lot of pride in that building.” 

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visit to New England’s Official Sub-Zero/Wolf/ Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen is singular. Two words sum it up: experience and expertise. The experience begins when you step through the door. Everywhere you turn at Clarke, you’ll find jaw-dropping design inspiration. You’ll learn about all of your options before you design your kitchen, saving valuable time. Fun fact: a Wolf Convection

Steam Oven is added onto wish lists during a showroom visit more often than any other appliance. In one to two hours, you can get all of your questions answered and feel confident in your design direction. Clarke consultants, all accomplished home chefs, are known for their product expertise and kitchen savvy. They specialize in answering questions about the world’s finest appliances, which includes shar-

ing recipe secrets and design tips. Deciding between a range or wall ovens and a cooktop? Debating about induction versus gas? Wondering whether to go with refrigerator drawers or column refrigeration? You’ll find your answers at Clarke. Feel free to drop in and browse, or make an appointment to ensure that a consultant is available to discuss your project and help you take an appliance test drive.

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More than 75% of showroom visitors noted the extraordinary expertise of Clarke’s consultants as the top reason to visit the showroom.

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Crown Point Cabinetry


amily-owned and operated, Crown Point Cabinetry handcrafts the finest quality custom cabinetry for the entire home. Because we only sell direct, every client can work firsthand with one of our in-house designers. Our unique approach enables us to sell direct to homeowners, architects, custom builders, and remodelers nationwide.

Specializing in period style, including Arts and Crafts, Shaker, Victorian, and early American, we also create outstanding designs in transitional, cottage, and contemporary construction. Cabinetry can be crafted from choices in lumber across a large range, including cherry, sapele, red oak, maple, quarter-sawn white oak, walnut, and pine. We also offer

a special selection of reclaimed and old-growth lumber, including reclaimed chestnut, reclaimed hickory, old-growth heart pine, and reclaimed elm. Our smooth, beautiful finish completes the cabinetry in clear or a rich stain, or choose from a wide palette of paint colors by SherwinWilliams or Genuine Old-Fashioned Milk Paint.

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Crown Point Cab­inetry handcrafts the finest quality custom cabinetry for the entire home.

Crown Point Cabinetry 462 River Road Claremont, NH 03743 800-999-4994 crown-point.com

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Cutting Edge Homes, Inc.


utting Edge Homes Architects + Builders thinks differently. We are an awardwinning, fully integrated boutique architecture and construction firm, servicing Greater Boston and Cape Cod. We provide singlesource accountability while saving you valuable time and energy. We make it simple. We carefully

guide our clients through every step of the process, from site evaluation and permitting to architecture and interior design to construction and landscape design. This all-inclusive approach, for projects of all sizes, begins with listening to our client’s vision and needs, and then executing that vision to yield a truly exceptional

product, on time and on budget. Whether it is the home of your dreams or the kitchen renovation you have always wanted, true value is created by combining creative design and quality craftsmanship. One firm. Every detail.

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Dab’s Interiors


ab’s Interiors prioritizes function and client lifestyle to create beautiful spaces. This Swampscott couple loves to cook using the bounty from their amazing garden, but their tiny kitchen didn’t suffice; they desperately needed more efficient counter space and professional appliances. “We broke through walls, raised the ceiling, and incorporated LED lighting. We added a corner win90  New England Home | September-October 2019

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dow that allows sunlight to stream into the room while giving our clients a view of their magnificent garden,” says Jennifer Dabenigno, owner and interior designer at Dab’s Interiors. The hub of this kitchen is the quartz-topped center island with Jamie Young pendants and upholstered stools for a comfortable viewing perch. There are plenty of “WOW!” factors in this kitchen,

including custom cabinetry with coordinating colorways of white and Rockport gray that flows seamlessly into the open-concept dining and living rooms. Thermador appliances, a pot filler, and an industrial vent make this kitchen sing for these homeowner-chefs. The nickel hammered hardware provides a great complement to the blue marble backsplash, while the open shelves add style and simplicity.


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Forging a seamless connection with the outside in this space, we have maximized the visual relationship at every angle. Our design incorporated the combination of materials and textures such as steel, stone, wood, fabric, light, and vegetation, keeping the outside in. At Dab’s Interiors, we pride ourselves on our relationships, and understanding our clients and meeting their expectations.

Dab’s Interiors 290 Main St., Suite #5 Stoneham, MA 02180 781-435-1048 dabsinteriors.com


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Frank Webb Home


f you believe there’s no place like home, then Frank Webb Home is the place for you. With more than 40 bath, kitchen, and lighting showrooms across the Northeast, you’ll find inspiration and guidance for your remodeling project or new home. You can explore both classic styles and the newest trends to fit any budget. Did you know that washlets are one of this year’s top home-

owner requests? These cleansing toilet seats have a water spray feature that cleans and dries the user, reducing the need for toilet paper. Frank Webb Home’s friendly experts can help you find the toilet, sink, shower, tub, or vanity that is just right for you. Are you looking for a kitchen update with big impact and little effort? Focus on your most used fixtures—your kitchen sink and

faucet. Materials really count here. Look for faucets that are all-metal construction with ceramic interior parts. There are many quality sinks to consider. Do you want a single basin or double, under-mount, drop-in, or apron front? With friendly, knowledgeable showroom consultants and working displays, Frank Webb Home is the perfect place to find stylish, quality solutions for your home.

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Whether you are simply replacing a faucet or remodeling an entire bath or kitchen, start here.

Find more than 40 showrooms, including Boston, Needham and our newest in Plymouth, MA and Seabrook, NH. Find your showroom at frankwebb.com.

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Kistler & Knapp Builders


ith 40 years of experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders has grown to be one of the most highly regarded construction firms in the Greater Boston region. Much of our work reflects the most demanding architectural concepts; all of our work reflects the finest in craftsmanship. Kistler & Knapp has always understood the importance of effective communication and work94  New England Home | September-October 2019

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ing well with the entire team in all aspects of the building process. The foundation of our reputation rests on superb management, transparent accounting, and fiscal prudence; these principles are key to creating successful relationships during construction and well into the future. For Kistler & Knapp, guiding our endeavors is a continuous effort to foster positive energy in the building community.

Kistler & Knapp designed its Home Services Division around the concept of giving homeowners a customized approach to the care of their home. As part of every new client relationship, we provide a complimentary, comprehensive home evaluation. This valuable service is designed to find and solve small problems before they become costly and is revisited every year as part of our annual review process.


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Longfellow Design Build


ongfellow Design Build is an award-winning custom architect and builder of new homes, home additions, and kitchens and bathrooms for Cape Cod and beyond. With a team of talented architects, kitchen and bath designers, and master craftsmen on permanent staff, Longfellow embraces

a design-build philosophy that delivers a more efficient process, reducing risk, cost, and time to complete. Visit one of Longfellow’s three ‘Main Street’ design showrooms located in Falmouth, Osterville, and Chatham to see a wide variety of finishes, materials, and fixtures chosen specifically for our Cape Cod coastal climate and

design sensibility. Whether you’re mulling over a new home project or ready to go, schedule a no-obligation on-site consultation with a Longfellow architect or designer who will answer all your questions and maybe even have a few great ideas or words of advice specifically for your home.

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➊ High-end Longfellow custom cabinetry, millwork for the island, and a matching built-in hutch. ➋ A relaxing infinity tub, walk-in shower, and integrated entertainment system for the master bath. ➌ A four-inch-thick walnut prep sink, marble island-top, and Longfellow custom cabinetry throughout. ➍ A large island-top of quartzite with leather finish reminds the homeowner of beach sand, while a coffered beadboard ceiling delineates the living area from the kitchen.

Longfellow Design Build 774-255-1709 LongfellowDB.com Falmouth Showroom 367 Main St., Falmouth Chatham Showroom 578 Main St., Chatham

Osterville Showroom 866 Main St., Osterville


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Pastiche of Cape Cod, Inc.


astiche of Cape Cod has been winning awards for interior design and kitchen design for more than 30 years. As principal designer, Irina has been featured on HGTV, and her work has appeared in both national and regional maga-

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zines. Her designs extend throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Fairfield County, Connecticut, San Diego, California, and Savannah, Georgia. Irina’s specialty is listening to each client and focusing on the details that make each home unique;

the result becomes a true reflection of that client. Irina features her private label custom cabinetry line Water-Mark™ in her design work. Water-Mark™ Custom Cabinetry is considered one of the best investments in custom cabinetry available.


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Water-Mark Custom Cabinetry For more information or to book an initial consultation, you may call or email Irina directly at: 508-362-8006 irina@pasticheofcapecod.com

Pastiche of Cape Cod, Inc. 8 South Street Dennis Port, MA 02639 508-362-8006 irina@pasticheofcapecod.com pasticheofcapecod.com

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BellSoave Architects, LLC


ellSoave Architects’ designs are focused on crafted architectural details, warm and engaging interiors, and spaces grounded in the owners’ personal lifestyle. Whether new construction, additions, or major renovations, we have been providing elegant homes throughout New England that meet the homeowner’s unique needs and dreams. Not bound to trends, our designs range from urban lofts to coastal homes in traditional, modern, or contemporary styles, always with an environmen-

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tally and cost-conscience approach. In this renovated kitchen in a Maine cliffside home, material and texture are balanced against the well-crafted cabinets from Jewett Farms. The details and finishes reflect the calm atmosphere when sunlight streams in through the large glass doors as well as the often-turbulent atmosphere when ocean sprays and thick fog rise over the adjacent cliffs just outside. Visit our website to tell us how we can help with your project and bring inspiration into your home.

The natural color and veining of the marble counters, the walnut open shelves, and a golden linear fixture add warmth to the backdrop of the simple white cabinets.


BellSoave Architects, LLC 272 School Street Waltham, MA 02451 781-810-8072 bellsoave.com


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Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling


aving a stylish room was often a pricy luxury. But not anymore! Designing a beautiful and cozy space can be affordable. Be creative with elegant lines and cozy lighting. A well-thought-out renovation plan won’t leave you guessing. One piece of advice that serves both hospitality and smaller areas is to think about how the space can be useful in your day-to-day life. Functionality is key to small spaces.


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Adding storage pieces like tall shelves and stacking bins for extra stuff can create more room. Functionality is also produced with lighting. One example is with the placement of lights that can create a certain ambience. Light can be diffused and spread out or direct and concentrated, depending on what a client wants. The primary goal is that the space is classy, functional, and most important, makes people feel good and happy. ~Leila Petersen Almeida

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

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Classic Kitchens & Interiors

ith a 4,500-square-foot showroom in Hyannis and a dedicated team of certified designers and installers, Classic Kitchens & Interiors works with clients to realize their vision of a beautiful, unique, and functional kitchen, bath, built-in, closet, laundry, office, or other storage solution. They partner with homeowners, architects, builders, and interior designers

throughout Cape Cod, the Islands, and southern New England. Since 1979, the focus at Classic Kitchens & Interiors has been on providing superior craftsmanship, an individualized approach to the design process, and state-of-the-art cabinetry. In 2018, the company won three BRICC awards for design and was a Best of Cape Cod winner, voted by Cape Cod Magazine readers.

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

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The careful balance of walls and openness, along with the warm finishes, makes this open kitchen sophisticated as well as functional.

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Curl Simitis Architecture + Design


t Curl Simitis architecture + design, we excel at creating spaces that fit our client’s personal style and the functions they require. For this particular kitchen, it became clear during discussions with our clients that they needed a room that would not only be the hub of their daily routine, but would also be sophisticated enough to visually flow into the more formal rooms of the house. Large windows, careful shaping of the space, and an elevated level of finish all conPHOTO CREDIT: KARYN MILLET

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tribute to making the design work. Achieving the right balance of design and function involves a lot of collaboration. The interior designer, Studio H of San Diego, brought a strong visual sense to the finishes and details. Together, working closely with the cabinetmaker, RF McManus, we were able to make this unique kitchen work for the client’s family and be aesthetically strong enough to serve as the visual center of this contemporary house.


Curl Simitis architecture + design Eastman Building 533 Main Street, #6 Melrose, MA 02176 781-620-2736 cs-ad.com

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Cypress Design Co.


ypress Design Co. is a boutiquestyle showroom serving all of New England. We opened our doors close to 15 years ago and did so with the intent of being unique within the design industry. We cater to the educated consumer by offering a flawless process for a project of any scale. No detail is overlooked, and we ensure that both the homeowner and the contractor are confident on all fronts before any materials are ordered or any construction begins. Our team has made it their mission to see each homeowner through the

entire transformation, guaranteeing them that what they once only envisioned truly becomes their reality. Our design team’s expertise and attention to detail is surpassed by no other firm in the industry. We provide customers the convenience of traveling no further than our showroom to complete their entire project. Tucked away in a beautifully converted 100-year-old mill building outside of Providence, Rhode Island, Cypress Design Co. is the hidden gem among New England kitchen and bath design firms.

We opened up the wall between the dining room and kitchen and transformed the porch into a wonderfully sunny and inviting mudroom for our client’s young family.


Cypress Design Co. 15 Dexter Road East Providence, RI 02914 401-438-5105 cypressdesignco.com

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A beautifully transformed kitchen featuring a custom, multi-use island for entertaining, ample storage space, and expansive natural light—a welcoming space for all to enjoy.

Feinmann, Inc. Design | Build


einmann is an award-winning design-build firm in Boston, Massachusetts, that delivers innovative kitchen and bathroom designs and quality whole-home remodels and renovations. Since 1987, we have been creating beautiful spaces that transform the way you live in your home. Our expertise lies in project management, space planning, architecture, interior finish selection, and carpentry. What sets us apart as a design-build firm is that relationships always come first. We are known for our problem-

solving abilities and our commitment to delivering the highest quality work that is on time and on budget. Whether your style is traditional, transitional, modern, or contemporary, you can expect us to drive every detail of your project, including design, development, and construction, with a single point of contact. Blending your ideas and vision with our creative, awardwinning solutions makes us a partner of choice when it comes to revealing your home’s potential.


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Hampden Design+Construction


he kitchen is one of the most heavily used spaces in a home. When renovating your kitchen, it is crucial that you choose a general contractor that understands how to create a functional space that you and your family will love. Hampden Design+Construction, a full-service general contracting firm in Newton, Massachusetts, has more than 15 years of experience creating comfortable and inviting kitchens for happy

homeowners in the Boston area. David Cohen, the principal owner, says, “Our goal at Hampden Design+Construction is to help homeowners create beautiful and functional kitchens that will bring their family and friends together.” Hampden Design+Construction has earned a number of awards for their work, including winning first place in Boston magazine’s Dream Kitchen Contest.


Hampden Design +Construction PO Box 180 Newton, MA 02468 617-969-1112 hampdendesign.com

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Installations Plus, Inc.


or more than 35 years, our craftspeople have provided superior service and custom installations of all large- and small-format tiles, from large porcelain panels to mosaics, plus so much more. Our skilled team of installers is at home in all types of construction projects, from high-end Boston reno-


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vations to new construction on Cape Cod, displaying quality workmanship in residential and commercial settings. We specialize in all custom “unusual and difficult” tile projects. Visit our website and social media pages to see some of our completed work. We look forward to making your vision a reality!

Installations Plus, Inc. 131 Flanders Road Westborough, MA 01581 774-233-0210 installplusinc.com

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Kitchen Views at National Lumber


hether currently planning a project, or dreaming of doing so, visit a Kitchen Views showroom at a National Lumber near you...Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours. You will love the results! Enjoy the transformation when you work with the talented designers at Kitchen Views. Share your visions

and watch as they successfully lead you through the revitalization of any room in your house, exceeding your expectations. A staggering number of decisions must be made. Having a seasoned professional who understands your needs and aesthetic taste will help with your selections. Welcome to the beginning of YOUR design journey....


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Moniques Bath Showroom, Inc.

t Moniques Bath Showroom, a second-generation family business, we pride ourselves on our product knowledge and our commitment to superior customer service. We have received the Houzz Customer Service Award, the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association’s Showroom of the Year Award, and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show’s Innovative Show-

room of the Year Award. Whether you are a design professional or a homeowner, you will be treated with respect in our newly upgraded showroom. Because we display all of the top-brand decorative plumbing fixtures and hardware, as well as products exclusive to very few showrooms, Moniques is a must-visit in your kitchen and bath planning.

Moniques Bath Showroom, Inc. 123 N. Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472 617-923-1167 michael@moniquesbath.com moniquesbathshowroom.com

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he mark of luxury you can see and feel. At Monogram we engineer steel to move as if it’s weightless. We create features that feel anything but ordinary. We select materials that perform and add a luxurious presence. At Monogram it’s not just one detail, it’s many. When you put them all together, you create appliances that look, feel, and perform as if they were designed perfectly for you.

Monogram appliances are expertly engineered with elegant features to take on any culinary aspiration and serve as the stunning backdrop to everything you create. Every Monogram appliance is outfitted with premium features the experts use. From controlled simmers, to precision cooking technology, you can reach new culinary milestones every time you cook.

Traditional Style with Substance: The Monogram Statement Collection features edge-to-edge handles, polished stainless steel, and rich interactive graphic displays. Signature large windows and substantial knobs enrich the kitchen with brass accents that unify the overall design.

Monogram 781-206-9334 monogram.com


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family business since 1978, Scandia Kitchens caters to the needs of builders, architects, designers, and homeowners direct from our factory to you. We can provide you with custom cabinetry and designs for any room in your home. The exceptional craftsmanship of Scandia Kitchens’ personalized custom cabinetry equals that found in fine furniture; we use only select grades of wood and superior finishes, and pay careful attention to every detail. Because all of the work is manufactured on site, Scandia Kitchens has a distinct advantage that allows us to achieve the results we demand.

The ability to customize our product allows our experienced designers to be creative and innovative in the design process. Scandia refuses to compromise on WHITE quality: with a lifetime ITEM# 356all cabinetry comes IMPRINT: ART: JANICE warranty to the original LIP LINE purchaser. If you can dream it, we can build it. “A great family business dedicated to providing excellent custom cabinetry products and fantastic personal service. Your project can be as unique as your imagination because of the broad scope of offerings and the patient, knowledgeable team. I love the quality, workmanship, and professionalism!” —Colleen, Franklin, Massachusetts


Scandia Kitchens DAVID DORRER SR.

405742 Scandia Kitchens 38 Maple Street Bellingham, MA 02019 508-966-0300 scandiakitchens.com

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ften in life we find ourselves busy, working or running around with a list of errands to do. When you finally get some time to relax, why not do it in the comfort of your home, with a beautiful kitchen designed and handpicked by you, to be enjoyed with special friends and family? Natural or man-made materials give any space in your house

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that one-of-a-kind look, with unique stone that can’t be replicated. This is the beauty of nature. The Granite Place is a familyowned company that offers you a wide range of granite colors and other materials, including quartz, marble, soapstone, and quartzite. Think of us as artists who use granite to create masterpieces in your home!


The Granite Place


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We built this kitchen for a wonderful family in Bedford, MA, providing the design, cabinets, appliances, lights, and plumbing fixtures for the heart of their home.

YGK Kitchen Cabinets + Design


he kitchen is the heart of the home.” At YGK Kitchen Cabinets + Design we stand by this statement. We make it our mission to provide our clients with a kitchen that is beautiful, simple, and functional. We work with our clients from beginning to end, from design services to installation and beyond. We are there every step of the way, guiding them through our process. We blend elements of modern kitchen tech with a wide palette of styles to create an

elegant and functional space unique to each client. To complement our designs and complete the client experience, we use the highest-quality German cabinetry, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. We are not limited to kitchens, however; we also provide storage solutions for bathroom vanities and custom closets. YGK Kitchen Cabinets + Design is ready for any type of project, large or small. Come and see our difference.


YGK Kitchen Cabinets + Design 308 Walnut Street Newton, MA 02460 857-263-8415 ygkboston.com

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Season of Change

Relaxed design that makes the most out of the remaining days of summer.

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Generation Next A mom and dad look far into the future with a Cape Cod summer home designed to create fond family memories for decades to come.

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Twin gambrels flank an entry porch bracketed by beefy columns. The porte cochère connects the house to the garage. Architect John DaSilva put the garage doors at the back, so the building looks more like a charming guest house.


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The dining room’s chandelier echoes the branches of the giant English oaks on the property and lends an organic touch. FACING PAGE: Scallop shell pedestals provide the legs for a narrow dining room side table. The mirror above reflects a painting by Connecticut artist Charlie Miesmer.

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These days, the average homeowner stays just over thirteen years in one place before moving on. The owners of this Orleans, Massachusetts, summer home plan to defy that statistic. They built their Shingle-style beauty with their children, their future


Architecture and construction: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Interior design: Lisa Hilderbrand, Hilderbrand Interiors Landscape design: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

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Coffered and tray-style ceilings extend throughout the house. “It makes such a difference,” says the client. “Adding little things you’d never think to request, that’s what the architectural team is so good at.”

grandchildren, and even their great grandchildren in mind. The need for their own place wasn’t immediately obvious. They and their three children had spent summers with the wife’s parents in a spacious dwelling that happily accommodated. But when a property just three doors down and looking out over Pleasant Bay came up for sale, Mom and Dad decided it was time for their own Cape Cod forever house. Their plan involved razing the lot’s existing house and guest house and building two new structures, a task they turned to the Cape Cod firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders to fulfill. Given the environmental delicacy of coastal construction, the homeowners were happy to do their part to protect the site. They opted to situate the new guest house a bit farther back from the water, and they made clear their intention to keep the large English oak trees that dot the property. When it came to the type of house to build, that was easy. They always wanted a classic Shingle-style home, although, the wife says, “not something cookie cutter.” The twin-gambrel house has a porte cochère at one end that connects the main house and garage. With its doors on the The family room is made for comfort with a stylish ceiling and a commissioned Sophie Treppendahl triptych depicting a slice of beach life on Pleasant Bay—including cameos of the family dogs. September–October 2019 | New England Home  121

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A large brick chimney was on the clients’ musthave list. The paneled design leaves it up to viewers to decide what they see: the openings or the grid. FACING PAGE: The porte cochère showcases the curves that are possible with shingles and typical of the classic Shingle-style.

“This client specifically requested a detailed brick chimney, which is very fitting with the Shingle-style character of this house,” says architect John DaSilva.

back side, the garage looks more like a guest house. Indeed, one day the second floor will probably fill that role, “for the kids to migrate to when they have their own families,” says the homeowner. For now, it’s a playroom, or “party barn,” as it’s become known. At the other end of the house, a grand chimney with playful geometric forms and curving surfaces harkens to an earlier era. “This client specifically requested a detailed brick chimney, which is very fitting with the Shingle-style character of this house,” says lead architect John DaSilva. “We proposed a relatively rustic brick that appears classic, but not formal.” At about 5,000 square feet, the fourbedroom main house is big enough for the family of five without being cavernous. “We went for a nice, comfortable footprint,” the wife says. “Too much room can be a bad thing. We wanted as much physical closeness as possible.” Accordingly, first-floor rooms flow one to the other, with a focus on togetherness and the kitchen in the middle. As the client says, “It doesn’t matter how big your house is, everybody gathers in the kitchen.” To one side of the kitchen is the family room, with a sizeable brick fireplace and a heavy stone mantel that came from a local quarry. This is a room where people can stretch out and relax, something that happens daily with teenagers in the house, says the homeowner. The view out to Pleasant Bay, the largest saltwater estuary on Cape Cod, is a constant. “The house is arranged so there’s a view from virtually everywhere. Even the mudroom, which is at the inland side of the house, has a view through the screened-in porch,” says DaSilva. The most formal part of the house is the entry hall, where paintings by various Cape Cod artists march along a wall that rises above a grand, curving staircase, one of the client’s specific requests. “I wanted a wedding staircase. I want pictures of the bride coming down,” she says, again plan-

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The homeowners begin and end their days in the intimate study; the tiny bar in the corner has earned the nickname the Pearl, thanks to its iridescent wallpaper. FACING PAGE: The collection of antique seascape paintings, mostly from Eldred’s Auction House in Dennis, Massachusetts, provides a backdrop for the dramatic entryway staircase.

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An antique Swedish trestle table marks the intersection between the family room and the kitchen. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Not surprisingly, everyone wants dibs on the down-filled daybed in a lounging area near the kitchen. The marine-blue pantry does double duty as a bar. Vinyl seats at the kitchen island welcome wet, sandy bodies just in from the beach.

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“We didn’t want it to feel too formal, but we also didn’t want it to feel like the beach house where cast-offs are relegated,” says interior designer Lisa Hilderbrand.

ning for the future. The entry hall leads to a dining room that gets plenty of use. With family and friends coming and going, dinner is usually a large group activity. “It’s never dinner for the five of us. It’s always more like dinner for fourteen,” says the homeowner. Of course, the ample porch and the patio dining area also get their fair share of use, especially on beautiful summer nights where the fun often begins and ends around the fire pit. Coffered and tray-style ceilings extend

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throughout the house, adding subtle visual interest. “It makes such a difference,” says the client of the architectural team’s attention to detail. “That’s what they’re good at, adding these little things you’d never think to request.” Interior designer Lisa Hilderbrand, who has an art history background, brought her signature classical yet decidedly unstuffy sensibility to the project. “We didn’t want it to feel too formal, but we also didn’t want it to feel like the beach house where cast-offs are rel-

egated,” she says. Some items—a pair of rich leather French art deco club chairs in the study, a daybed in the kitchen lounge area—are the clients’ long-cherished items. Hilderbrand found other items in favorite haunts from the Cape to South Carolina to Texas to New York, as well as online, to add to the mix. Grasscloth makes an appearance on walls throughout the home. “That gives the house a shore vibe, and it helps to warm up rooms so much more than painted sheetrock,” the designer says.

LEFT: The formal first-floor powder room refashions an antique Anglo-Indian map cabinet topped with marble as a vanity. ABOVE: A Victorian carved bamboo headboard, bamboo-embellished armoire, and woven plantation chair give the master bedroom its hint of British colonialism.

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“We didn’t want busy patterns, and we liked the warm, neutral colors. It keeps things a little cozier, more inviting, and it adds another layer of detail.” The house has no primary palette. That was intentional, says Hilderbrand. “We wanted it to be a little bit different, room to room.” The wife’s favorite color is orange, she notes, a hue that pops up in shell and coral shades among the neutrals and blues that predominate. Among the many varieties of blue, from the cerulean of a summer sky to the gray-blue of the sea on a cloudy day, is the glossy azure of the walls and cabinetry of a pantry that doubles as a bar during the family’s frequent parties. Tucked away in the study is another bar—this one a tiny space fondly called “the pearl” for its opalescent mother-of-pearl wallcovering. That a spot in the house is named for a gem only seems appropriate, given how precious the waterside retreat has become to the family. “We love the house,” says the homeowner. “It will be a long-term love affair.”  RESOURCES: For more information about this home, see page 260.

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The view out to Pleasant Bay, the largest saltwater estuary on Cape Cod, is a constant. “The house is arranged so there's a view from virtually everywhere,” says DaSilva.

The owners were determined to save the majestic old English oak trees, like this one. “It’s just such a phenomenal old tree, how could you part with it?” the wife asks. FACING PAGE: Dinner is often enjoyed on the rear terrace.

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Old is NewAgain

A fresh design approach makes the familiar feel novel when a couple moves and totes along many of their favorite furnishings. Text by Bob Curley  |  Photography by Jessica Delaney

Kicking your feet up in this unfussy living room feels natural, and there’s ample room to do so thanks to the oversize ottoman, brought over from the owners’ previous home and paired with a new sofa.

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RIGHT: A landscape by Vermont artist Craig Mooney adds a splash of color to the dining room’s quiet palette. BELOW: Barstools and chairs are companion pieces that unify the kitchen and dining area. FACING PAGE: The onetime dining area is now a bright, airy sitting room that feels like an indoor-outdoor space despite being fully enclosed.


hat does an interior designer do when her clients want a fresh look for their new home, but also intend to repurpose many of the furnishings from ••• their former house? Trust your instincts and your relationship with the client, says Justine Sterling, who took comfort in the fact that she had also designed the house the couple was moving out of, so was entering familiar territory. Her clients were living in a waterfront home in Norwell, Massachusetts, when a neighboring property that was larger and had even better views of the North River came on the market. They decided to buy it, while keeping their smaller house for family members. PROJECT TEAM

Interior design: Justine Sterling, Justine Sterling Design Builder: Peter Bilodeau, Bilodeau Builders Landscape design: Peter Bilodeau, Bilodeau Builders

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In the chandelier-lit master bedroom, the most formal space in the home, an imposing bed is balanced with softer tones in the bedcoverings, bench, and divan. FACING PAGE: An inviting soaking tub occupies a sunny corner of the master bath; the gossamer shades provide privacy while letting in plenty of natural light.

Having only recently remodeled, the two were determined to bring as much of their existing furniture and decor along with them as possible. At the same time, they asked Sterling to conceive a casual coastal design to complement the beautiful river views from the rear rooms of the new home. “We had a jumping-off point because we could take much of the previous house and move it over,” says Sterling. “A lot of the design palette had already been established, but I tried to introduce some new elements to create interest and make it feel like a fresh home for the owners.” Before moving and painting could begin, however, Sterling faced a dilemma: the new house, while oth-

The king bed’s placement necessitated some design gymnastics on Justine Sterling's part. The solution: commissioning a pair of narrow night tables.


erwise spacious, had an undersized dining room that simply could not accommodate the twelve-seat farm table the couple uses for family gatherings with their children and grandchildren. Teaming with builder Peter Bilodeau, Sterling resolved to gut the home’s screened-in porch and build a new dining room in its place, opening up a wall so that traffic could flow seamlessly from the adjacent kitchen and retaining the space’s indoor/ outdoor pedigree with floor-to-ceiling windows. The project included adding a pair of custom shelves to hold mementos and keepsakes, flanking a bar with a countertop stained to match the farm table. The practical benefits of converting the space into a heated, insulated room extended to the bathroom one floor up, which had been bedeviled by freezing water pipes in the past. The owners were spared the expense of renovating the kitchen, thanks to a recent remodeling job by the previous occupants that paired white cabinetry with an island top of polished black granite for a crisp look. Sterling used matching woven Serena & Lily

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Columns, cupolas, and gabled dormers give the front of the home a sense of formality belied by the casual elegance of the interior. Views of conservation land are appetizers for relaxed outdoor meals. A pair of wine refrigerators in custom cabinets and walls of navy shiplap make a compact but comfortable wine-tasting room.

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barstools and dining chairs to put a fresh face on the casual dining and food preparation areas. The former dining room became a sitting area with a sofa facing the river and telescopes and binoculars on hand to get a closer view of the birds soaring over the protected conservation land that runs down to the water’s edge. Sterling carefully inventoried every piece of furniture in the old house before designing the new one, which builds on a variety of gray tones with touches of sea-glass green and blue. Textured rugs and wall coverings connect the interior to the inspiring coastal environment. Strategically hung artwork provides vibrant splashes of color, notably Maine artist Craig Mooney’s landscape painting in the dining room. Furniture was cleverly repurposed: a pair of armchairs previously arrayed in an office found their next life in the sitting room, matched with a newly acquired woven grass table. Likewise, the room’s new sofa is

tossed with pillows taken from the house next door. In the living room, the oversize ottoman is a holdover; the sofa was custom built to match its bunk. The two-story expanse of stonework on the wall facing the sofa was trimmed to mantel height to better match the overall design and provide space for hanging a TV. The king bed in the master bedroom was another large piece that made the journey across the cul-desac. Its placement necessitated some design gymnastics on the part of Sterling, who commissioned a pair of narrow night tables to accommodate the tight confines between a wall and window flanking the bed. A treasured chaise, on the other hand, was a perfect fit under the bedroom windows overlooking the river; a new chandelier enhances the room’s overall feeling of relaxed elegance. The bright and playful upstairs bedrooms were designed with the grandchildren in mind. Sterling eschewed custom beds and furnishings in favor of September–October 2019 | New England Home  139

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durable and economical off-the-shelf choices in a room where fun, not fashion, reigns supreme. The grandkids get matching beds in gender-neutral colors, but rock-paper-scissors decides who gets to nestle with a book in the solo swing chair. In a small, empty corner of the basement, Sterling and Bilodeau created a walk-in wine cellar with navy shiplap walls, twin bottle fridges confined within custom cabinets, and a tasting table positioned before a large mirror to provide the illusion of space. Outside, Bilodeau re-landscaped around the entirety of the home, removing overgrown brush,

Sterling eschewed custom beds and furnishings in favor of durable and economical choices in a kids' room where fun, not fashion, reigns supreme.


re-grading the two-plus-acre property to direct water away from the house, and strategically adding trees and other plantings to enhance the coastal feel without detracting from the views. Street appeal was noticeably improved with the addition of a cobblestone driveway, and an elevated patio edged by a stone wall yielded extra outdoor entertainment space, with sail shades providing stylish seasonal protection from the sun. Blending old and new furnishings and harmonizing them within a new design was a challenge, admits Sterling, but, she says, “I think having a little challenge makes for the most interesting designs.” Furnishings that stayed behind are now providing a starting point for the old home. The owners’ son and daughter-in-law live there now, and Sterling is helping them fashion a space they’ll love. “This little cul-de-sac has been good to me,” she says with a laugh.  RESOURCES: For more information about this home, see

page 260.

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The playful, gender-neutral guest bedroom hosts frequent sleepovers by the grandkids. FACING PAGE: The room’s swing chair ranks as the most popular seat in the house (for kids, anyway); whimsical plates and a collection of bright and friendly coastalthemed prints bring personality to the white walls.

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Interior designer Anja Park created a lush landscape including a wisteria-draped pergola to link the handsomely refurbished main residence with the guest house.

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Modern Magic

A carefully curated home on Rhode Island's coast celebrates contemporary architecture and design.


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Hanging just off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, it can seem as remote as the Hebrides when the fog rolls in. Interior designer Anja Park and her family rented the pretty island’s lighthouse for five days—just enough time for Park to become enchanted with seaside living. Before long, the Somerville, Massachusetts-based designer and her husband went searching for a waterside home of their own. They found it on another island. The house on Conanicut, better known as Jamestown, Rhode Island, sat on a hill overlooking a rugged cove

where the tides forever fill and spill. Not everyone would have recognized the home’s potential. In an area of shingled houses with rambling porches, the 1980s structure sported a modern silhouette. Years of hard weather had taken their toll, too. But the couple loved what Park calls “the straightforward home and its midcentury spirit.” They set out not to change the soul of the place, but to highlight its hidden attributes. Park, who was born in Germany, has handled projects around the world. Her sophisticated design aesthetic is a blend of global influences in tune with the twenty-first century, making her a perfect fit

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BELOW: Waterfall edges sharpen the kitchen island’s silhouette. “We went with laminate cabinets,” Park says, “because of the elements and temperature changes in a home near the ocean.” FACING PAGE: Original mahogany details lend punch to the living room, where every piece, from the Le Corbusier steel-legged coffee table to Rina Menardi’s ceramics flanking the door, illustrates good design.


Architecture: Duncan Pendlebury Interior design: Anja Park, Anja Park Design Builder: Pariseault Builders


Architecture: Hope Dana, Platt Dana Architects Interior design: Ellen Hamilton, Hamilton Design Associates Builder: Ruscoe Sedito Construction Landscape design: Ben Young Landscape Architects

for this reincarnation. Working closely with local architect Duncan Pendlebury, she gutted the house while keeping intact certain elements, including the character-lending mahogany stairwell and some of the cabinets and decorative details. A twenty-foot-long addition to the building’s north side gave the couple and their three children more room to spread out. The two-story space holds an expanded kitchen, a dining area, and a family room as well as a lower-level guest suite and sauna. Lighting throughout was updated, old floors were bleached the color of sand, and inefficient windows were swapped out for new ones.

The designer and architect took care to honor, and indeed play up, the home’s bold, linear architecture, but when it came to outfitting the interiors, Park introduced curvilinear elements and textures that soften the effect. Clean and uncluttered but thoroughly welcoming, the house contains all that it needs and nothing extra. Such careful curating keeps the focus on the architecture and allows the rooms—free of frills and excess—to breathe. Park was discerning in her choices, seeking out art from local and international artists and furnishings that illustrate good contemporary design. A pair September–October 2019 | New England Home  145

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of goldenrod-yellow vintage oyster chairs by French designer Pierre Paulin, for example, sets off the living room. Their neighbor is an original Onda Bench by Polish-born Brazilian architect and designer Jorge Zalszupin. Its ergonomic shape nods to the

The stairwell presents itself like a gallery. Park has filled the shelves with porcelain vases that rest on the dark wood like a flock of seagulls.

rippling waves in Jennifer Day’s painting above the L-shaped sofa. Along with a minimalist sofa by Jonas Wagell, the seating area adjacent to the living room includes a mahogany credenza that is original to the house and custom tables—both side and coffee—of petrified wood and steel. Look through the sitting room, and the stairwell presents itself like a gallery. Park has filled the shelves with a collection of porcelain vases, white as a flock of seagulls against the dark wood, from Berlin’s Royal Porcelain Factory. Beyond is a Zen-like room (formerly the dining room) that holds only a pair of mohair chaises and a side table. Nothing else is required when the view is everything. Of course, Park and Pendlebury have also made

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ABOVE: Park, a master at mixing textures, brings a blue splash into the family room via an African feather hat above the fireplace. RIGHT: Park and her husband purchased the painting by Gustavo Aceves in Venice while on their honeymoon. FACING PAGE: The seating area adjoining the living room provides a peaceful spot for reading on a rainy day.

the kitchen clean and slick, with pristine white laminate cabinets and quartzite counters. Mere steps away, the dining area features a table made of salvaged Oregon walnut paired with metal chairs. But it’s Rhode Island artist Jennifer Nauck’s remarkable glass piece that’s really the star here. The wall-mounted six-foot chain of glass spheres—an homage to nature and the fishing industry—reflects both sunlight and candlelight. A subtle reminder of the ocean’s fragility, it’s the perfect installation for a home near the sea. Upstairs, when the owners fling open their balcony doors, they hear the water rippling in the cove. With glass on three sides, the master suite brims with natural light. There’s an Eero Saarinen Womb chair for reading and a Knoll bench that steps up as a seat or a handy table. There’s also a Victoria + Albert tub waiting for them in their handsome tiled bath should a contemplative soak be in order. No doubt, though, a swim in the refurbished pool could be just as restorative. The pool, the guest house, and the multi-level outside decks have all been September–October 2019 | New England Home  147

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Perched above a picturesque cove, the refurbished pool and deck area is a secluded bit of paradise.

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reworked. “We pulled up the worn bluestone patios, rebuilt the existing stone walls, and created outdoor rooms,” Pendlebury says. The family and their entourage of guests have their choice of gathering on the dining deck, in the cocktail area, or on the casual deck that connects to the guest house. Everywhere there are burgeoning plants and flowers to enrich the blissful ambience of the setting. “Like the house, the gardens were completely changed and redone,” Park says, showing some well-deserved pride. Possessing a good deal of greenthumb know-how, she oversaw the transformation herself. Recruiting local arborist and horticulturist Josh Fusco from Mighty Tree for help, she drew up a robust design scheme chock-full of texture and long-lasting color. The plants—ranging from graceful ornamental grasses and hardy shrubs to perennials and groundcovers—wind their way around the

outdoor seating pods and pool. Years later, Park still speaks of her lighthouse adventure with affection. It was, after all, the family’s inspiration for purchasing their own coastal haven. Yet, if she were to be honest, this well-ordered world she’s devised is every bit as magical. There may not be a historical lighthouse amping up the drama, but her island home certainly shines.  RESOURCES: For more information about this home, see page 260.

The dining deck abuts the new addition and affords room for a generous table that’s used frequently. “The sunsets, the fog and mist—it’s all beautiful from here,” Park says. FACING PAGE: Made of durable, mold-resistant Garapa Gold—a South American hardwood—the multi-level decks have lightened to a silvery gray that complements the shingled house.

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The plants—ranging from graceful ornamental grasses and hardy shrubs to perennials and groundcovers—wind their way around the multilevel decks.

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One for the Ages

A family retreat on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee is designed to stand the test of time—and a lot of sandy little feet.

Text by Kara Lashley  Photography by Greg Premru Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

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At the end of a long day on the lake, a circle of custom-made club chairs beckons the adult members of the family. “We get the kids to bed, and it’s a nice way to say, ‘We did it,’ ” the homeowner notes. FACING PAGE: Japanese tree lilacs mark the path to the gabled front entry.

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or a Maryland couple and their six children, vacations on Lake Winnipesaukee have always revolved around simple pleasures: swimming and fishing, driving the boat to town for ice cream, gathering around the campfire. When they first began visiting Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, some thirty years ago, “we really loved the charm and character, like a little Norman Rockwell town,” says the matriarch of the family. “The kids had a new sense of freedom here, learning how to do all kinds of water activities.” So when it came time to rebuild their vacation house to accommodate the next generation—fourteen grandchildren and counting—keeping with tradition was at the top of the homeowners’ list. One glimpse of architect Patrick Ahearn’s portfolio and they knew they’d found a kindred spirit. “He has a true eye for that classic New England charm,” says the wife.

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The breakfast room’s floor tiles and high-performance fabrics can hold their own against wet bathing suits. FACING PAGE: Beautifully detailed ceilings extend from the entryway to define various spaces in the great room, including the seating area around the stone fireplace. Throughout the home, touches like weathered oars and antique water skis conjure the past. “They call Wolfeboro the oldest summer resort in America,” the homeowner says. “We’re trying to keep that idea alive.”


Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect Interior design: Brooke Wagner, Brooke Wagner Design Builder: Kevin Beland, Wood & Clay Landscape design: Eric R. Buck, Terrain Planning & Design

A timeless look wasn’t all these hands-on grandparents were after. “They wanted a family homestead that was fairly tailored but still very fun, with a casual lake-house attitude,” Ahearn says. As one of two homes on the property, “the cove house,” as it’s known, needed to sleep half the family and seat the entire gang for nightly dinners. (The couple acquired the other home, “the point house,” when an adjacent piece of lakefront property came up for sale, and connected the two with a woodland path.) And of course, capturing water views was a priority. The architect delivered, pairing a classic shingle-

and-stone facade with a more contemporary floor plan. Even at more than 7,000 square feet, the house manages to project a cottage-like appeal as you turn into the driveway. “The gables give the vision of hearth and home,” Ahearn explains. “The push and pull of the gables in a rhythm, along with the elongated covered porch, really tames the house.” Details like dark shutters, antique copper coach lights, and flower boxes overflowing with blooms all convey the idea of a traditional New England summer. The rocking chairs on the front porch, alas, are a bit of a tease. When the grandkids are in residence, September–October 2019 | New England Home  155

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the homeowner jokes, “If you have a chance to scoot away and sit for five minutes, you’re really lucky. We’re what we call organized chaos.” While good design may not eliminate the challenges of vacationing with young children, this house’s interior comes close. Ahearn joined forces with designer Brooke Wagner, a longtime friend of the family, to create spaces that are as serene and sophisticated as they are kid-friendly. The front doors open onto the great room, with its expansive lake views, crisp millwork, and highly detailed ceilings. Against this backdrop, Wagner arranged furniture groupings that float in the space—notably, a circle of cheerful striped club chairs that sit just inside the entry—favoring custom pieces in an understated palette of blues and neutrals. “The architecture is the architecture, and the furniture is complementary; they’re not fighting with each other,” Ahearn says of his harmonious collaboration with Wagner. “I brought the New England aesthetic, and she brought the California aesthetic, and we really blended the two together.”

Architect Patrick Ahearn joined forces with designer Brooke Wagner to create spaces that are as serene and sophisticated as they are kid-friendly. The dining room is a prime example of the home’s easygoing elegance. There, Wagner coupled a cleanlined table and chairs with a hefty custom-fabricated chandelier, a neutral textured rug, and an antique credenza in a weathered gray finish that the homeowner spotted in an antique store. Upstairs, two spacious bedroom suites are outfitted with custom linens in soothing shades of blue; their walk-in closets serve as impromptu nurseries, where parents can set up a portable crib. Three additional bedrooms and a nautical-themed bunkroom paneled in bleached wood round out the accommodations. Before bed, the kids can select a book from the reading room, which features a dramatic cupola and commanding views of the lake from a bank of cozy window seats. The kitchen easily accommodates a crowd, with its floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and two massive quartzite-topped islands with full sinks. Barstools and breakfast-room chairs wear high-performance fabrics,

and a wood-look stone floor makes a more durable counterpart to the fumed oak found elsewhere in the house. “If people come in soaking wet, it’s just not going to hurt anything,” the wife says. “That is the last thing I want to worry about in a summer home. I want everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy.” The home’s exterior is equally sturdy, built to withstand harsh northern winters. The couple worked with contractor Kevin Beland to achieve an authentic look with materials that won’t rot or mildew, including Azek trim and NuCedar shingles. “I don’t want them to have to worry about maintenance,” says Beland, whose firm has been building in the Lakes Region for four decades. “Vacation houses

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“We like to think of it as a summer camp,” says the homeowner, a place that fosters togetherness, cooperation, and daring leaps off the boathouse roof.

LEFT: “She has a great aesthetic,” says Wagner of the homeowner, who helped select the fabrics in each room, including the robin’segg accents in this bedroom suite. BELOW: The bunkroom features cozy berths for eight kids. FACING PAGE: The second-floor reading room offers comfortable seating, endless water views, and plenty of good books in shelves opposite the windows.

are supposed to be fun.” Considering that the family is outside most of the day—mornings are devoted to water sports, while afternoons are typically spent biking, scootering, and skateboarding—the contributions of landscape architect Eric Buck were key. For the ornamental gardens near the house, he specified summer-flowering perennials such as lilies, coneflowers, and twelve varieties of hydrangea, the homeowners’ favorite. Pathways and patios are constructed of New England fieldstone, bluestone, and granite; Buck designed large landings on the path down to the lake, making it easier to navigate for young and old alike. At the shore, a buffer of indigenous plants like blueberries, native dogwood, and sweet fern helps support the existing vegetation. “We like to think of it as a summer camp,” the homeowner says of the meticulously designed property—a place that fosters togetherness, cooperation, and daring leaps off the boathouse roof. On Sunday afternoons, everyone gathers on the lawn for an inspirational message, focusing on values like kindness and honesty. For this close-knit family, inner beauty is what matters most, but they certainly don’t mind that their treasured retreat is lovely both inside and out.  RESOURCES: For more information about this home, see page 260.

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Function and form make a beautiful marriage in these five spaces by New England designers. TEXT BY DEBRA SPARK


CREDITS Architecture: Chris Brown and Lauren Davis, Brown + Davis Design Builder: Sweeney Design Build Photography: Ryan Bent

The owners envisioned a bright, open floor plan, but they also wanted to respect the pedigree of the 1950s home they had just bought. Architects Chris Brown and Lauren Davis gutted and rearranged the kitchen, sunroom, and part of a dining room, opening up walls to usher in the light. Then they introduced space-defining elements; a slatted wall at one end of the kitchen island separates the space from the entry hall, while the raised countertop that serves as bar area separates the kitchen from the dining area. The rich walnut of the island, cabinet perimeters, and some countertops contrasts with white cabinetry for a warm but crisp look. A linear walnut pendant above the island reinforces the clean lines of the space. The husband satisfies his passion for bread making in a special nook that holds a second oven and a cookbook shelf. Nearby, two banks of pullout drawers keep clutter out of the kitchen. Of the husband’s weekly (sometimes daily) efforts, Davis says, “I have tried it, and it is delicious.” September–October 2019 | New England Home  163

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Designer Laura Gall has vacationed on Nantucket for years, so when she decided to build a hilltop house with views of Casco Bay in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, she wanted, she says, “to bring elements I experienced there to Maine.” She married this inclination with modern impulses in a light and airy kitchen with nine-foot-high ceilings and walls painted white. She added a sense of warmth in the form of oak floors and walnut drawer faces, and introduced texture with woven pendant lights and island stools. Collaborating with senior designer Jodi Geran at the Christopher Peacock showroom in Boston, Gall customized Peacock’s Refectory cabinetry. The line is inspired by English prep school dining halls and features deep moldings and hefty hardware, like the polished nickel latches and hinges of the dining room’s walnut hutch that recalls old-fashioned freezers. All the components—white walls, dark wood, woven elements, and substantial hardware—come together to satisfy Gall’s plan to keep her kitchen coastal without being what she calls “overly beachy.”

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When the owners of a condo at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts, were looking for an interior designer, they turned to a man who has already spent years designing for the renowned luxury wellness spa: William Caligari. His soup-tonuts approach had him weighing in on everything from the condo’s partition plan to its silverware for a space that manages to be simultaneously classic, contemporary, and edgy. The kitchen incorporates a nook of traditional cabinetry (glass panel above, flat panel with polished chrome pulls below) and a more modern wall of flat white panels that hide a refrigerator and slim pull-out pantries, all outlined by

black reveals. The walls were treated to layers of plaster abraded to reveal the hues below. “The effect is like birch bark,” says Caligari. Black reappears in the tapered, Shakerinspired dining chairs from local talent Peter Murkett of New England Modern. The simple bent plane of a white glass range hood and the drama of the futuristic Mercury Suspension Lamp from Artemide offer additional high-impact design moments.

CREDITS Architecture: Robert E. Harrison, Berkshire Design Interior design: William Caligari, William Caligari Interiors Photography: John Gruen and Anna Molvik

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Longstanding clients asked architect Ruth Bennett and interior designer Gerald Pomeroy to renovate their Lexington, Massachusetts, home, making space for a luxurious new master bathroom. “Because the couple are extremely well-traveled, and respond well to color, texture, and form, I wanted to do something slightly exotic in nature,” says Pomeroy. His starting point was iridescent glass mosaic tiles for the walls and—laid in a wheel pattern—on the floor. The bathroom is “classic in general terms,” says Pomeroy, “but the tiles drove me to pick unique forms and unusual lighting.” He also

incorporated additional reflective elements, such as the hammered crystal chandelier and the shiny metal stool that sits by the tub. The slipper tub floats before a wide window dressed in a roman shade of shimmery raw silk. Architect Bennett designed the double-sink vanity with diamond detailing on the trim and cabinet doors.

CREDITS Architecture: Ruth Bennett, RBA Architecture Interior design: Gerald Pomeroy, Gerald Pomeroy Interiors Builder: Preston Lemanski, Lemanski Construction Company Photography: Eric Roth

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“There is a blessing in every situation that can be a bummer,” says designer Christa O’Leary. Her new master bath is one such blessing. In 2015, she and her husband had to gut their house in Hingham, Massachusetts, thanks to that winter’s heavy snowfall and subsequent ice dams that damaged their roof, allowing water to pour into their home. The silver lining: O’Leary could redo the place based on insights gained in six years of living there. She took inspiration for her master bathroom from stays she enjoyed at luxury hotels over the years. The slipper tub is inside the shower, like a similar set up in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California, while the

idea for the intricate tile work—a small hexagon pattern under the tub and a larger hexagon for the overall floor—came from a Kimpton hotel in North Carolina. An inset of blue-gray tiles behind the tub evokes the flow of water. His-and-hers sinks round out the space, with O’Leary’s husband’s navy vanity opposite her white Ritz Carlton-inspired vanity.  RESOURCES : For more information about these projects, see page 260.

CREDITS Interior design: Christa O’Leary Builder: Sean Cutting, Cutting Edge Homes Photography: Michael J. Lee

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his contemporary wine cellar allowed us to push the envelope of design creativity as well as logistics. A private client in historic Russian Hill in San Francisco commissioned us to create a one-ofa-kind wine cellar. Upon completion of fabrication, we began our journey of coast-to-coast logistics, which included everything from crating and shipping to having

our five-man team in place to receive and install. There are always unknowns on any project, and this project was no exception. We tried to plan for as many contingencies as possible since our shop was over 3,000 miles away. Our biggest surprise was being asked to install the limestone veneer, which was not part of our scope. Thanks to our extensive experience in stone

masonry, we were able to rise to the challenge and deliver an added bonus to the design team and the client. If there is a better roof-deck to enjoy a view and a glass of wine... we have not seen it. Charles River Wine Cellars, Inc., serves all of New England, and we have worked on dozens of successful commissioned out-ofstate projects from coast to coast.

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n September 2017, the Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and devastated many islands. My family’s villa on St Barth’s was ruined by 180 mph winds and sheets of salt water pounding on the villa for 20 hours as Irma’s eye stalled over St Barth’s. Charles Malafaia and International Builders, however, came to the rescue. With materials shipped from the United States, Charlie sent a crew to live in the two salvageable bedrooms

and for nine months worked tirelessly at all tasks to rebuild the villa. Flooring, decks, new kitchen, painting, stone work, foundation rebuilding, new water pipes and electrical conduits, lighting tile, new pool. It was remarkable and professional work under the best of circumstances. Let alone in a disaster scenario. What was most significant aside from the fine craftsman who worked 15-hour days, was Charlie Malafaia’s dedication to the project 24/7 wher-

ever he was located. He was always available by electronic communication, Face Time, cel phone etc. He visited our villa on multiple occasions and lived and worked with the craftsmen. Charlie often developed innovative ideas and plans to cope with emerging challenges and the final product is a work of art. We are very happy with the result and forever grateful to Charlie and his company.” -DAVID D’ALESSANDRO, VILLA OWNER

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anine Dowling Design is a fullservice residential interior design firm specializing in interior design projects and interior architectural renovations. Our mission is to create spaces for individuals and families that reflect their lifestyles and personalities. Whenever possible, we look for sustainable solutions that are long-lasting and beautiful. We work with our clients to create a shared

vision of their space and not impose a look that one can find in any magazine. Our design services include space planning, furniture and fabric selection, architectural materials, kitchens, bathrooms, color consultation, and accessories and artwork selection. We always look forward to collaborating with architects, vendors, and industry specialists no matter the size of the job.

While our office is in Boston, our projects span the city, the surrounding suburbs, throughout New England, and Florida. The projects featured here are at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. In addition to residential projects at the Ocean Reef Club, we currently are working on the full interior redesign of the Cultural Center, a theaterarts complex.

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➋ Bisazza tile, Kingsley Bate furniture, and Robert Allen fabric come together to create the pool area. ➌ A mix of A. Rudin, Stark Carpet, Kravet, and Peter Fasano fabrics are showcased in the living room. ➍ Oomph furniture and Serena & Lily bedding with an added animal print bring the bedroom together.

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Endless Enthusiasm


ecognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, Jeffrey Dungan is a fresh voice in the industry. In addition to his architecture, he brings passion, depth, and an endless enthusiasm for the people he works with. Jeffrey has been honored with numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as

the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Year award by Veranda magazine and ADAC. The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art named him a Shutze Fellow in 2015, and in 2018 he was a recipient of a prestigious Palladio Award, the only national award for classical architecture. Jeffrey’s work has been featured in numerous books as well as the Wall Street Journal, Veranda, LUXE,

Garden & Gun, MILIEU, Southern Living, and House Beautiful. His book, The Nature of Home, was published by Rizzoli in September of 2018. Jeffrey Dungan Architects focuses on creating private residences across the country and beyond. We work closely and personally with our clients, always striving to understand their needs and personas to build thoughtful places of lasting beauty.

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The Razor House


hen an existing client purchased a cliffside property in La Jolla, California, Woodmeister was up to the task. Designed by renowned architect Wallace E. Cunningham, the plans called for the home to be comprised of only glass and concrete. The project demanded the highest level of execution because of its extreme location, the extensive glass envelop that made it difficult to keep

the wind and rain out, and the reinforced concrete structure that did not allow for typical MEP practices. In collaboration with Cunningham and interior designer Cristina Dos Santos, the team was charged with not only melding the home into its natural surroundings, but also creating a personalized experience within the stunningly unique space. The result: The Razor House.

Established in 1980, Woodmeister Master Builders is an award-winning General Contractor and Architectural Millwork Shop headquartered in Holden, Massachusetts. In collaboration with the industry’s top design professionals, our projects cover not only regional but national and international locations alike. When good enough isn’t, woodmeister.com.

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created spaces that feel intimate and personal. The landscape was designed so that the view from each room has a unique sculptural focal point in the foreground specific to that room but with a connection to the shared background of the river. We are a design and build firm providing landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services in New England, along the Eastern Coast, and abroad. PHOTO CREDIT: MAXWELL MACKENZIE

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THE 2019 AWARD WINNERS Join Our Tenth Annual Celebration! Meet this year’s winners at a special event on September 12. SEE PAGE 212 FOR DETAILS.

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THIS IS WHAT creativity looks like. When we look at the work of the five talented and hardworking people chosen to receive this year’s 5 Under 40 awards, we see the best of New England’s emerging design. Whether they create landscapes, lighting fixtures, buildings, or interiors, theirs are the voices we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. Each of these young professionals has something to say that’s new and fresh. Now in its tenth year, 5 Under 40 is always a welcome challenge for the judges tasked with choosing five winners from the wealth of entrants. This year’s panel comprised architect Christopher Hall; interior designer Paula Daher; Michael Coutu, principal of the Sudbury Design Group; and Meg Kimball, owner of Modern Relik. Former editor in chief Kyle Hoepner coordinated the process. The judges chose the following five designers to receive this year’s honors: architect Thomas McNeill, interior designers Dane Austin and Tyler Karu, landscape designer Cheryl Russ, and lighting designer Miles Endo. “It was clear that the winners were head and shoulders above the others,” Daher says. “There were no ties; we judges felt there were very obvious winners. Each of them had a beautiful body of work that is so creative. Especially


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important to us was their commitment to community service.” Clearly, these five young people not only do inspired work, they also work to make the world a better place. They will be honored on the evening of September 12 in the galleria outside the Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting showroom at 333 Stuart Street in Boston.

THE 2019 JUDGES The 2019 selection committee (left to right): judges Christopher Hall, Paula Daher, Michael Coutu, and Meg Kimball, and coordinator Kyle Hoepner.

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(1) 2019 winner Miles Endo, 2013 winner Matthew Cunningham, 2018 winner Kelly Healy of Belhaakon, 2012 winner Kelly Taylor of Kelly Taylor Interior design, and 2013 winner Rina Okawa of ZEN Associates  (2) Two of the original 2010 5 Under 40 winners: Meichi Peng of Meichi Peng Design Studio and Patrick Planeta of Planeta Design Group (3) Kyle Hoepner, formerly of New England Home, with 2019 winner Miles Endo of Studio Endo, 2014 winner Pauline Curtiss of Patina Designs, and 2013 winner Phoebe Lovejoy Russell of Lovejoy Designs (4) Alicia Williams of Aliste Marketing keeps the momentum going at the reunion lunch (5) 2018 winner Sarah Scales of Sarah Scales Design Studio with 2014 winner J. Brandon Jones of Glengate Company (6) Erika Finch

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of New England Home and 2012 winner Kelly Taylor (7) Gregory Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi Design and 2013 winner Matthew Cunningham of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design (8) Jason Harris of Gregory Lombardi Design, Sarah Lawson of S+H Construction, Alicia Williams, and John Steiger of Wealth Planning Resources  (9) Three of this year’s winners: Tyler Karu of Tyler Karu Design + Interiors, Thomas McNeill of Hutker Architects, and Cheryl Russ of Glengate Company (10) Holly Charbonnier of Gregory Lombardi Design takes the floor to kick off the lunchtime discussion (11) Gregory Lombardi and Jason Harris of Gregory Lombardi Design with Julie Arcari of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting Photography by Allan Dines

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Hansey Better Barraza Stephanie Horowitz Meichi Peng Quentin Kelley Patrick Planeta

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Debra Folz Nima Yadollahpour Jinhee Park Rachel Reider Kelly Harris Smith

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John Day Asher Dunn Amy Aidinis Hirsch Elizabeth Stiving-Nichols Kelly Taylor

2013 Left to Right

Matthew Cunningham Tiffany Eastman Phoebe Lovejoy Russell Jonathan Glatt & Sara Ossana Rina Okawa

2014 Left to Right

Pauline Curtiss Gregory H. Ehrman Jill Goldberg J. Brandon Jones Alec Tesa

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A gallery of ten years’ worth of one-of-a-kind rugs designed by our 5 Under 40 winners makes the beautiful case that New England is graced with abundant young talent.

2015 Left to Right

Adam Rogers Corey Papadopoli Josh Linder Kate Sterling Troy Sober

2016 Left to Right

Caleb Johnson Benjamin Uyeda Jayme Kennerknecht John Haven Esther & Paul Halferty

2017 Left to Right

Nina Farmer Maggie Mink Ellisha Alexina Erin Gates Kristina Crestin

2018 Left to Right

Jeremy Jih Sarah Scales Calla McNamara Kelly Healy Russell Stott

2019 Left to Right

Cheryl Russ Miles Endo Thomas McNeill Dane Austin Tyler Karu

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(1) The 2019 5 Under 40 winners: Miles Endo of Studio Endo, Cheryl Russ of Glengate Company, Tyler Karu of Tyler Karu Design + Interiors, Dane Austin of Dane Austin Design, and Thomas McNeill of Hutker Architects (2) Jeff Arcari of Landry & Arcari enjoys a glass of wine as the night kicks off (3) Erin Levin, Matt Schiffer, and Ryan Alcaidinho, all of Hutker Architects (4) 5 Under 40 judge Michael Coutu of Sudbury Design Group with New England Home’s Kim Sansoucy (5) Carla and Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects with 5 Under 40 winner Miles Endo (6) 5 Under 40 winner Cheryl Russ with Sean Reynolds of

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Woodmeister Master Builders (7) The Landry & Arcari team (8) Holly Charbonnier and Matt Gillen of Gregory Lombardi Design, 5 Under 40 winner Thomas McNeill, and Hannah Anderson, also of Gregory Lombardi Design (9) Bill Morton and Nancy Sorensen of Back Bay Shutter Company flank 5 Under 40 winner Dane Austin  (10) Julie Arcari of Landry & Arcari welcoming guests to the 5 Under 40 Champagne Reception (11) Kristan McLaughlin of the Boston Design Center with 5 Under 40 winner Tyler Karu (12) Ken Gurley of Landry & Arcari and New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton Photography by Tara Carvalho

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Cheryl Russ The best thing that can happen to a landscape architect, says Cheryl Russ, is having a client say the family is spending more time together as a result of her work. “I love what I do, and I think it shows,” says Russ. “I am always designing, and I am

outside a lot.” Landscape design was not her first career choice, however. “I grew up in Rhode Island and wanted to be an engineer or an architect,” she says. “My parents told me that if I went to a state school, they would pay for the first two years of college. When I went to the University of Rhode Island, I couldn’t get into the engineering school, so I enrolled in the landscape architecture program.” She earned a bachelor’s degree and a Master Gardener’s Certificate and, four days after graduation began work at Glengate, a landscape and pool design company headquar200  New England Home | September–October 2019

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tered in Wilton, Connecticut. She has been there ever since, rising from an associate in the floral department to becoming one of the company’s sought-after senior project designers. She believes that her experience gives her a more practical approach to landscape design. “Many landscape architects don’t have a lot of plant knowledge. They don’t know how they mature in real life, and they put plants in the wrong places, too close together, or where the soil is not right for the plant.” The landscape, she believes, should be an extension of the home and reflect its style. “For a modern house, I use different structural plants, more evergreens, and clean lines. A traditional house might have more perennials, lots of color, and a country-garden feel.” And of course, she adds, “For a yearround home, it’s important to design for the winter as well as the summer.” Top and bottom: Neil A. Landino

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Dane Austin Dane Austin says that color is the thread that runs through his aesthetic. “Color is my life, and I use it in daring ways. Lots of people are afraid of color because mass marketing has force-fed us beiges. Yet color is the single greatest way to express personality,” he says. “Things don’t have to match—they just have to go!” The Boston-based designer credits his grandmother with awakening him to the possibilities of living in beautifully designed homes. “I was born in the Midwest, surrounded by farms. When I was six, we moved to Annapolis, Maryland, to live with my grandparents. Their home was full of objects of art, beautiful furnishings, and paintings from their travels. My grandmother had a tufted sofa in the

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style of Dorothy Draper—it’s in my home today. That’s when I learned that I wanted to live graciously and to create happy spaces where people could live their best life.” His grandfather instilled in him a strong community spirit. “He taught me that being part of a community is giving back. Today, I can’t imagine going through life without being involved locally.” Austin says that his relationship with his clients is the best part of the job. He loves the challenge of doing something new with each project. “I like it when people have favorite pieces that they want to incorporate into my design: it gives their home a soul.” The best rooms, he says, are like paintings. “They are never really finished, they just stop at interesting places.”

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Miles Endo When Miles Endo founded his design studio in 2012, he began by making furniture. In 2016, when he introduced his line of unique, streamlined lighting fixtures, everything changed. “Almost overnight, people stopped ordering furniture. All they wanted was lighting,” says Endo, whose eponymous studio is located in Providence. “Now, lighting is our specialty.” He has devised a system that’s almost endlessly customizable: flat sheet metal is cut with a laser and shaped into an open channel. The channel is lined with a curved polymer that softens and reflects the LED bulbs placed inside. The steel is finished with powder-coated paint in six colors, ranging from metallic gold and copper to satin black and white. The pieces hang from thin, strong wire made in England. “Every line is clean,” Endo says. “The pieces, which are actually very

light in weight, can be hexagonal, rectangular, or other geometric shapes. We make pendants, chandeliers, and the concept lends itself beautifully to lighted mirrors. “A lot of chandeliers actually don’t give a lot of light,” he adds. “But ours are very functional.” Lightweight and ethereally contemporary, the Studio Endo lighting fixtures have caught on with a national audience. “We used to sell primarily in New York and on the West Coast, but a lot of our new projects are now in Boston,” Endo says. “I am always surprised because people with traditional interiors like our fixtures. I thought that my design sensibility didn’t fit New England taste. As it turns out, people like a modern touch, even in traditional homes.” One of his most popular creations, the five-foot-tall Orbis, is often used as a statement piece in entries. But he plans to branch out to offer smaller, more portable lighting fixtures. We can’t wait to see them.

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It’s not just a staircase. It’s thirteen steps to the grandkids’ bunk room, with lights to guide their little feet. It’s a landing halfway up to pause and peek at the garden below. It’s blind-nailed cypress boards, brushed by hand with a stain that was blended to match the inside of an oyster shell. It’s not just a house. It’s where you live.

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Thomas McNeill Thomas McNeill can’t remember a time in his life when he wanted to do anything but be an architect. “My mother was an artist who had an innate sense for scale and proportion, while my father was a weekend builder. My mother taught me to love art and design, and my father taught me how to put the world together.” McNeill pursued his dream career with practical, hands-on measures. When he was still in high school, he worked each day after school for an architectural firm in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where he grew up. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Boston Architectural College. “It was affordable for me,” he says. “It’s an eight-year program in which you work during the day, then at 4 p.m., you begin classes.

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It’s a lot of pressure, but when you finish, you have eight years of work experience.” In 2010, McNeill joined the staff of Hutker Architects, where he managed the redesign and construction of the firm’s Falmouth location. With his boss and forty coworkers as clients, he led the transformation of what had been considered perhaps the least appealing building in area. It is now considered an appropriate gateway to the town. McNeill considers himself a modernist. “I believe that less is more, but I can also work in a traditional style, perhaps simplified a little so that it looks like a building of today that pays homage to yesterday.” What matters most, he says, is making his clients’ lives better. “The most rewarding part is helping people to live in their homes in a fully realized way.”

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Tyler Karu Tyler Karu’s design heroes are women from the 1940s and ’50s, like Ray Eames and Florence Knoll. But when it comes to her own design work, she says that her style runs the gamut from historic restoration to of-themoment contemporary. “I can work with any architect, builder, or client because of my construction background,” says the interior designer, who is based in Portland, Maine. In 2007, Karu had just completed a two-year design program when the economy took a downturn. As design work dried up, she flipped houses to make ends meet. “My father was a real estate developer, so that was not a scary world for me,” she explains. “House prices were low after the crash. I focused on distressed properties in Portland and hired people I knew, fixing them up and selling for a profit. As the 208  New England Home | September–October 2019

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economy rebounded, I found myself taking on design clients, while flipping houses was still my full-time job. Over the last five years, my career has found its way back to where I began.” She calls a lot of today’s design “derivative, because social media drives so much of it. But I’m not interested in that at all; I am not affected by trends. For me, the design process is fundamentally rooted in the architecture of the home and the style of the client. And I am fortunate to get great clients.” Like all of this year’s winners, she is a strong believer in the importance of connecting to the greater community. “It’s our civic duty as business owners to give back.” That philosophy stood out to judge Michael Coutu of Sudbury Design Group. “What was most impressive about all these candidates, besides their obvious talent,” he says, “was their commitment to community service.” Top: Justin Levesque, bottom: Erin Little

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THE ONLY LIMITATION GIVEN TO the 5 Under 40 award winners in this annual design exercise is to keep the rug size to less than forty square feet. “Well, we also ask them to try to keep the silk content under 20 percent to hold down production costs,” says Eric Brissette, who heads up custom rug production at Landry & Arcari. “But if they add more silk, we let them.” That sums up the freewheeling environment in which designers who usually work with space or light or acreage take on a very different design project: as part of the 5 Under 40 celebration, each designs a rug. Tibetan weavers in Nepal turn their sketches into reality, and the finished rugs are auctioned off at the September celebration. Proceeds go to Barakat, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonprofit that benefits education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. “This year, the rug designs that emerged are very personal,” Brissette says. “Each one says something about the person who created it.” Tyler Karu’s composition was inspired by her home state of Maine, a Japanese textile, the warm, earthy tones she’s drawn to these days, and her ultimate design passion: the golden mean. Her rug uses a nautilus shell to demonstrate those proportions. “There’s also a nod to the fiddlehead fern because I’m a Mainer,” she says.

ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Barakat is an organization dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly for girls and women. Just over 3,000 students, ranging in age from 5 to 75, are enrolled in

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Barakat schools and at-home literacy programs. Each year, rugs designed by the 5 Under 40 winners are auctioned off at the September awards celebration to benefit Barakat. To date, the New England design community has come together to raise

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Thomas McNeill used his rug design to explore the nature of change. “There was a pond I grew up on that was drained, and the area became a terrible wasteland. Now

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there is all this wonderful new growth, and a spring has bubbled up. My design represents that geography and is a reminder that there’s beauty in change.”

Landry & Arcari’s Ken Gurley (center) helped shepherd the 2019 winners through the process of designing their rugs.

$185,140 for the charity. “This event has helped to put 29,762 women and children through school,” says Barakat’s executive director, Dr. Arti Pandey. Like last year, funds from this year’s rug auction will go toward a college scholarship program for girls. “Seven candidates

Landry & Arcari works with weavers in Nepal, who translate the designs into rugs of silk and wool. It takes two weavers about three months, hand-tying every knot, to finish each rug.

have been identified for the scholarship program for this year,” says Pandey. “Four of them are girls who are studying medicine. Barakat is currently funding two of the four girls and will be adding on the remaining candidates.” The cycle of helping others continues.

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“You’d think I’d do something green,” Cheryl Russ says. “But I was on a Women in Landscape Architecture Walk and was inspired by a crosswalk I saw, which reflects where I am in my career.” Dane Austin designed his rug to reflect his favorite view of the sky: from below a tree, looking up through its foliage. “When I go to a park or a beach, I love to lie on the ground and stare up at the trees,” he says. “The blue sky, green leaves, and brown bark are so beautiful.” Miles Endo’s round blue-and-white rug has a central hub, which he says represents Boston. “I am drawn to six-sided shapes and, in my rug, the hub is surrounded by six lobes, for the six New England states.” If designing a rug was a bit out of their comfort zone, the 5 Under 40 winners enjoyed both the challenge and the resulting camaraderie. As Austin puts it, “I loved the collaboration with my fellow designers. The whole experience was joyful.”

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No place does fall quite as beautifully as New England. With our favorite season upon us, we shine the spotlight on a selection of leafy home decor.

1. Leaf of Life hand-knotted wool-on-cotton rug | Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston, landryandarcari.com

2. Organic Black Leaves tile by D. Todd & Co. | Old Port Specialty Tile Co., Portland, Maine, oldporttile.com 3. Vineyard, from the Organic Wallpaper Collection by Mitchell Black | Trellis Home, Hingham, Mass., trellishome.com 4. Folia garden chair by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania | Casa Design Group, Boston, casadesigngroup.com 5. Aspen Leaf tile by Rocky Mountain Hardware | Close to Home, Burlington, Vt., closetohomevt.com


6. Wildflowers – Indigo Acres on White Vinyl Leo’s Luxe Linen | Phillip Jeffries, Boston, phillipjeffries.com 7. Maple Leaf/Autumn picture frame | Danforth Pewter, Middlebury, Burlington, Woodstock, and Waterbury, Vt., Portland, Maine, and Portsmouth, N.H., danforthpewter.com

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“Do you remember that scene in Sex and the City when Mr. Big builds the dressing room for Carrie?” asks Jess Cooney. “For a lot of women, a dressing room is the epitome of luxury.” A trip to Portland, Maine’s Angela Adams showroom inspired this dressing room; that’s where Cooney first saw the desk that she repurposes as a vanity. The majority of the room’s components are made locally. “I do what I can to keep my clients’ money in their community,” Cooney says. | Jess Cooney Interiors, Great Barrington, Mass., jesscooney.com



| 1. Tulum in Blossom fabric, Peter Fasano, Great Barrington, Mass., peterfasano.com | 2. Chip off the Block bench, Annie Selke, Lenox, Mass., annieselke.com | 3. Olympia mirror by Arteriors, Delicious Designs, Hingham, Mass., deliciousdesigns.com | 4. Noor lamp in white quartz glaze by Stone and Sawyer, available through the designer | 5. Prisma jewelry stand in matte brass by Umbra, Faces, Northampton, Mass., facesmainstreet.com | 6. Lily desk, Angela Adams, Portland, Maine, angelaadams. com | 7. Mirage Smoke chaise in pearl grey estate linen, Annie Selke | 8. Versailles Maze vase by Jonathan Adler, Barneys, Boston, barneys.com | 9. Aurora woven cotton rug, Annie Selke | 10. Feather Bloom wallcovering in Venetian pink by Schumacher, Schumacher, Boston, fschumacher.com  | 11. Kilpatrick tall cabinet by Arteriors, Delicious Designs

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“I’m hyper-organized, and I think that’s why dressing rooms appeal to me,” says Kurt Hakansson. His firm specializes in custom cabinetry, but he says a dressing room can also include furniture components such as a bureau. The one feature that’s essential? A place to showcase shoes. “If you’re lucky enough to have a dressing room, you also own shoes that should be seen. But men don’t take care of their shoes the way they used to. Thus, the shoeshine kit.” | Hakansson Design Group, Boston, Mass., khdesigngroup.com




| 1. Aalto Oval Starburst chandelier, Wolfers Lighting, Waltham, Mass., wolfers.com | 2. Reciprocity oil painting on panel by Suzy Barnard, Boston Art, Boston, bostonartinc.com  | 3. Sherman floor mirror, Curated Kravet, Boston, curatedkravet.com | 4. Ambe armchair, Roche Bobois, Boston and Natick, Mass., roche-bobois.com | 5. Tao dresser by Hellman Chang, The Bright Group, Boston, thebrightgroup.com | 6. Alhambra Byzantine Blue wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries, Boston, phillipjeffries. com | 7. Acrylic and leather luggage rack, CB2, Boston, cb2.com | 8. Random wave wood with walnut finish by Pennville Custom Cabinetry, through the designer | 9. Kaleidoscope rug, Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston, landryandarcari.com | 10. Cedar shoe valet, Brooks Brothers, Boston and Chestnut Hill, Mass., brooksbrothers.com

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CEO Field and Vice President MacDonald in the Leonards showroom.

Jeff Field and Lois MacDonald will tell you a Leonards bed is so much more than the sum of its antique parts.


Leonards sells a variety of antiques but is best known for its antique and reproduction beds. Why beds? Lois MacDonald: Everybody needs a bed. They are a very personal piece of furniture, a place to feel secure and comfortable as well as a place to get away from it all. Jeff Field: We spend a third of our lives in bed. One should look forward to going to bed and wake up happy. A wonderfully carved bed made from elegant wood can help heighten that experience. L.M.: The Leonards developed this niche—selling resized

antique beds—back in the 1930s. Other dealers hated antique beds because they had so many parts: posts, rails, a canopy frame, and specialized hardware. But the Leonards saw a need that they could fill. They came up with the idea of resizing antique beds to fit larger modern-day customers.


What inspired them to begin resizing antique beds? L.M.: When they were about to get married, Lester Leonard’s wife-to-be, Hazel, told him she wanted an antique

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bed. But available beds were too small. Most were what were called three-quarter beds and were just forty-eight inches wide. As a wedding present to her, he retrofitted an antique bed, using antique posts and side rails and headboard, and designed it to take a standard double mattress. People admired it and started asking him to make similar beds for them. That’s how they got into the bed business and began making resized and custom beds using antique components such as posts and rails. They even standardized bed hardware by producing bolts that all had the same threading.


How does resizing an antique bed affect its value? L.M.: A bed’s value is actually enhanced when resized. Appraisers agree that a bed, compared to other antiques, can withstand a far more complete restoration. Experts advise that the two key pieces of an antique bed that should not be altered are the two foot posts,

which are usually more elaborately carved than the head posts. That’s because these are the posts you see when you first enter a bedroom as well as what you see when you’re lying in bed. J.F.: Resized antique beds also hold their value because they are long-lasting and resalable. They are portable and are easy to take apart and reassemble. People are often surprised that we can fit a whole disassembled king or queen bed into a four-door sedan.


How do you help clients find a bed that fits their needs? Clients can buy ready-to-go beds, or we can help them find just the right elements, so they can have a custom bed. Some come to us like they are on a hunt, digging through our collections of antique bed posts to find what appeals to them. We ask them about sleeping heights, what finishes they like, and more. L.M.: We work with both designers and customers and enjoy helping them design a bed that they love. I recently had a customer who told me she wanted a bed that was low enough that her dog would be able to jump up on it. Another wanted a high bed, so their dog

couldn’t jump onto it. We made them both happy.


Tell us something about antique beds that might surprise us? L.M.: The phrase “sleep tight” comes from antique beds. Instead of being supported by box springs as mattresses are today, antique mattresses were suspended on canvas that was tied with rope to the bed frame. Over time, these ropes would loosen, and the canvas would sag, much like a hammock. To “sleep tight,” one had to tighten the ropes to pull the canvas taut. J.F.: Many antique bedpost finial carvings have a symbolic meaning that modern buyers may be unaware of. The cannonball represents sturdiness. The tulip happiness and serenity. The acorn represents new ideas. L.M.: And the pineapple symbolizes welcome and hospitality. It is said, however, that while a pineapple was placed in a room to welcome a guest, it would be moved outdoors after three days or so as it started to get funky, a not-so-subtle suggestion to guests that their time, too, was up. | Leonards, Seekonk, Mass., 508-3368585, leonardsantiques.com 

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Nancy Hemenway, proprietor of The Cottage at Four Corners, has been a design world star for decades. Her talents brought her first to Boston’s Design Research, a legendary 1950s atelier that’s widely credited for instigating today’s lifestyle stores. She followed up that stint in the ’70s in Manhattan, launching the first U.S. Marimekko. Fans—many with big names—came to the shop in droves. Considering Hemenway’s know-how, it’s no wonder then that for some twenty-six years The Cottage has reigned as a top design destination. Once a service station, the revamped two-story building is as lightfilled and airy as a tree house. Everything on display—from the Lee Industries and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture (all of which can be customized) to John Derian’s decoupage dishes—has been carefully chosen. “People today want great quality and comfort,” Hemenway explains. “The shop is heavily curated, allowing you to see, touch, and feel things.” Indeed, there’s a generous rack of Dash & Albert rugs to spark up your space, a buffet of glossy coffee table books (plenty devoted to cooking) to linger over, and aromatic candles to lift the spirits. The Palermo all-natural skin products promise beauty and health.


And there’s even a bounty of eco-friendly home-care concoctions by Laundress. Tableware, lamps, baskets, garden accessories—Hemenway’s ever-evolving inventory encompasses all the fixings for living well, including John Robshaw’s chic block-printed bedding and handcrafted Bella Notte linens. In fact, she’s thoughtfully dressed a bed to illustrate how readily sleep might come amid such stylish goods. Like everything in this alluring shop, the bed, with its sky-high mound of pillows, is the stuff dreams are made of. | 3847 Main Road, Tiverton, R.I., 401-625-5814, thecottageri.com

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Bright white with vivid accents equals a beachy, yet sophisticated, children’s room in a Nantucket home. 1. The Bauhaus-

influenced lamp from Normann Copenhagen, a playful, sculptural piece in bright primary colors and natural basswood, was designer Anne Becker’s starting point for the room.

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opted for bright red Schoolhouse Electric sconces to add a playful punch to the walls.

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5. Is it the eye of a hurricane or a swirling eddy? No matter the interpretation, the blue-and-white rug is the perfect choice to speak—softly—to the home’s island location.




Interior design: Anne Becker, Anne Becker Design, Nantucket, 508-228-1441, annebeckerdesign.com Architecture: BPC Architecture, Nantucket, 508-228-2722, bpc-architecture.com Builder: Josh Brown, J. Brown Builders, Nantucket, 508-228-8799, jbrownbuilders.com

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1) Catch the annual Parade of Sail from the lovely terrace of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. 2) Go treasure hunting at the Brimfield Antique Show. 3) Find the perfect addition to your collection at the Boston International Fine Art Show.

September Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970 Through December 1 This exhibit shines a new light on the company that produced silver and mixed-metal wares in Providence for 120 years. Gorham grew to become the largest silver company in the world (see page 44 for more details). I RISD Museum, Providence, 401-454-6500, risdmuseum.org Parade of Sail September 1 Some of the best seats for the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Parade of Sail can be had on the Beauport terrace. Coffee and a light breakfast are available on a first-come, first-served basis, or you can bring your own snacks. I Tickets are $15. 10:30 a.m. Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester, Mass., 978-283-0800, historicnewengland.org

New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards September 12

Celebrate New England’s next design stars at this cocktail reception. Attendees can bid on one-of-a-kind rugs designed by the 5 Under 40 honorees; proceeds from the auction benefit Barakat, a nonprofit working to strengthen education and literacy in Central and South Asia. I Tickets are $85 in advance, $110 at the door (cash only). 6 p.m. Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston, 617-938-3991, nehomemag.com

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Brimfield Antique Show September 3–8 Spend the day—or the weekend—hunting for treasure at what is arguably the best-known antique and flea market in the country. I Show hours and admission vary depending on field and venue location. Brimfield, Mass., brimfieldshow.com City House, Country Garden: Landscape Design at Rundlet-May House September 7 Tour the gardens and the Federal-era house while sipping on lemonade. I Tickets are $15. Noon-1:30 p.m. Rundlet-May House, Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-3205, historicnewengland.org Behind Closed Doors Tour of Castle Tucker September 13 See rooms and hear stories you won’t experience on the regular castle tour. The castle is filled with the original furnishings of the Tucker family, who lived in the Victorian home for more than 140 years. I Tickets are $15. 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Castle Tucker, Wiscasset, Maine, 207-882-7169, historicnewengland.com Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy September 14–January 12 Learn about the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and decoy collector Joel D. Barber.  I Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., 802-985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival September 19–22 Enjoy a two-day tasting featuring hundreds of wines, educational seminars, celebrity chef appearances, cooking demonstrations, evening galas and parties, and Sunday Jazz Brunch. I Tickets are $75–$750. The Parade of Sail photo courtesy Maritime Gloucester Facebook

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Calendar Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House, Newport, R.I., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org Golden Ball Tavern Museum Annual Barn Sale September 28–29 Discover gently used furniture and decorative items while enjoying nosh and family fun. Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.–noon. I Golden Ball Tavern Museum, Weston, Mass., 781-894-1751, goldenballtavern.org

October Boston Design Market October 2–3 Connect with the design community with product launches, panel discussions, open houses, workshops, trunk shows, and more during this annual fall event. I Boston Design Center, 617-449-5501, bostondesign.com The Main Event October 5 The NH Furniture Master’s annual fundraising gala showcases member’s handcrafted furniture along with the organization’s educational outreach programs.

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New England design professionals create tabletops and bar carts for this design-and-dine event. It kicks off with a cocktail party on October 3. New England Home will announce the 2019 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame that evening. On October 4, the bar carts will be auctioned off during a lively dinner party. Proceeds benefit Heading Home, a nonprofit that provides aid and housing to homeless families. I Tickets for the cocktail party are $65 in advance and $100 at the door. Tickets for the dinner are $250. Friday, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday, 6 p.m.–10 p.m. Boston Design Center, headinghometodinner.org

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Calendar Meet the masters and bid on work during the silent auction. I Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H., furnituremasters.org 11th Annual Art at Marrett October 5–6 The Saco River Art League and other Maine artists sell unique arts and crafts, just in time for holiday gift giving. Kids get in on the act at the Create Your Own Masterpiece table. I Saturday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Marrett House, Standish, Maine, 207-642-3032, historicnewengland.org RISD Craft October 12 This juried sale features handmade fine art and design work by Rhode Island School of Design alumni and students. Meet the makers and shop for holiday gifts at the outdoor event. I 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Benefit Street between Waterman and Hopkins streets, Providence, 401-7098585, risdcraft.com Lakes Region Parade of Homes October 12–14 This three-day self-guided tour is designed for those looking to build or renovate a home. Meet with builders, developers, tradesmen, and remodelers from New Hampshire’s Lakes region. I Tickets are $20 for a three-day pass. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 603-387-1817, lakesregionparadeof homes.com PRISM Awards October 24 Toast the best projects and the most notable achievements of builders, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, marketing/advertising firms, interior designers, remodelers, and other professionals in the home building industry. Presented by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. I Tickets are $195 for BRAGB members and $225 for nonmembers. 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 781-890-2101, prism-awards.com

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23rd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show October 24–27 Shop for historic, modern, and contemporary fine art from more than 40 galleries from the U.S. and Europe. I Tickets are $15 for a four-day pass. Thursday, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Friday, 1 p.m.– 8 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Cyclorama, Boston, 617-363-0405, fineartboston.com  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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Join us to honor the winners of the tenth annual 5 Under 40 awards, raise a glass to exceptional design at the season’s best cocktail party, and bid on five one-of-a-kind rugs designed by the winners as they are auctioned off for a great cause. All auction proceeds will go to Barakat, a charity that strengthens education and literacy in Central and South Asia.

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FARM TO TABLE As purveyors of kitchen appliances for people who take cooking seriously, the folks at Clarke believe that fresh, wholesome ingredients are just as important as quality appliances. To that end, the company—which sells Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, and other high-end appliances—has taken up farming. A forty-foot-long, solarpowered, self-contained hydroponic farm, from the Bostonbased Freight Farms, sits outside its Milford, Massachusetts, showroom. Farmer Francesca Mazzilli raises lettuces, herbs, and vegetables all year long for use in cooking demonstrations, events, and tastings at Clarke’s Milford, Boston, and South Norwalk, Connecticut, showrooms. The miniature farm raises enough food to offer each showroom customer a head of fresh lettuce and a weekly share of produce for every Clarke employee. | clarkeliving.com

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We always knew Bob Ernst, of FBN Construction, was a stand-up guy, so we weren’t at all surprised to hear he has been chosen as the 2019 honoree for Outstanding Commitment by Communities United. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to helping children and families Ernst throughout Boston’s MetroWest area, selected Ernst, citing the thousands of hours and dollars he and his Boston-based company have donated over the years to the organization. He will be the guest of honor at a mid-September gala at the Favreaulous Factory in Boston’s Seaport District. I communitiesunitedinc.org, fbnconstruction.com

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It was a marriage made in heaven for Joan and Jeff Grady. The two met at High Point while he was at the Pacific Design Center and she was a Boston showroom manager for a furniture company. Years—and several now-grown children later—the two are officially going into business together, launching J. Grady Home. Based in the Annisquam neighborhood of Gloucester, Massachusetts, the new company offers interior architectural design, interior decoration, kitchen and bath renovation, help with renovating for accessibility, and staging services for those planning to sell their homes. | jgradyhome.com

Retail Therapy

Homeowners and designers who love the breezy California style of Serena & Lily will be delighted to know that the company is opening a Boston-area showroom Serena & Lily this fall. The shop, slated for a mid-September launch, will stand at Chestnut Hill Square. While the 4,200-square-foot space will have the company’s signature coastal casual look and feel, it will also reflect its New England location, especially in its curated collection of original works of art by area artists. I serenaandlily.com

Boston’s SOWA neighborhood continues its growth as a design Mecca, with the opening of Modern Relik on Harrison Avenue. Owner Meg Kimball and design director John Dransfield are taking full advantage of the new showroom’s 6,000-square-foot expanse, installing a café and a floral area to appeal to customers’ senses of taste and smell, in addition to the visual and tactile delights of the shop’s furniture, art, lighting, accessories, vintage finds, and treasures from around the globe. The store’s Waltham, Massachusetts, location will become a by-appointmentonly warehouse.  | modernrelik.com


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Studio Verticale is introducing the Italian furniture brand Baxter to New England, dedicating a 1,500-squarefoot space in its Boston showroom to the luxurious pieces designed and crafted in Italy. As envisioned by Baxter’s own team of designers, the space holds five zones, each featuring an arrangement comprising the company’s stylish leather seating, complementary furniture pieces, and lighting.  | studioverticale.com

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For years, Newport, Rhode Island-based furnituremaker Jeff Soderbergh had his eye on “a gem of a building” he thought would make a great showroom and studio. When the 5,000-square-foot facility became available, he jumped Soderbergh at the chance to move his Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings to Portsmouth, at the other end of Aquidneck Island. Renovated with the help of Newport architectural designer Maria Aureli, the space holds Soderbergh’s studio in the back two-thirds. Up front, where windows look out onto the picturesque Island Park Beach, two spacious galleries display Soderbergh’s own creations as well as the work of a handful of his favorite local and international artists. I jeffsoderbergh.com


Interior designer Justine Sterling celebrated the opening of her Melrose, Massachusetts, studio with a popup shop. The native of South Africa has been at the helm of her own Boston-area design firm for more than a decade now, and as a Melrose resident, she always dreamed of an in-town studio. On opening night, she was joined in the Cedar Park location by friends in the business who showed off their own unique talents. Ellen Rolli, who shares the space, displayed her abstract art, while textile artists Meredith Thayer and Ellisha Alexina toted along their locally designed and manufactured work. I justinesterling.com

WELL PRESERVED The 1837 Greek revival home built in Chatham, Massachusetts, by Captain Enoch H. Howes and his wife, Patia, looks as good as new, thanks to its new owners and the work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD). The town’s Historical Commission, Historic Business District Commission, and Historical Society must think so, too, because they gave the East Harwich, Massachusetts, firm a Chatham Preservation Award for the home’s renovation. Since the inception of the biannual awards, in 2004, PSD has been recognized Sharon and for twelve of its John DaSilva projects. | psdab.com

Back in 2015, architect Leslie Schneeberger, a longtime Cape Cod resident, opened the Chatham office of the Bostonbased SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge. Four years later, the firm has continued to grow, adding staff to expand its services, which cover the gamut from architecture to interior and landscape design. The new, larger space, at 693 Main Street in Chatham, accommodates that growing staff while still being conveniently close to the town’s charming downtown. | svdesign.com


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Networking Event

Designer Bath hosted our midsummer networking party—a breath of fresh air in the middle of a heat wave—at its Watertown, Massachusetts, showroom. Our friends in the design community enjoyed mingling over cocktails and appetizers with an Argentine flair in honor of the showroom’s introduction of the Argentina-based Franz Viegener line. It was also our pleasure to formally introduce New England Home’s new editor in chief, Clinton Smith.

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| 1. New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Clinton Smith, John Weinstein of Franz Viegener, and Mindy and Jason Sevinor of Designer Bath | 2. Anne Alberts and Grace Garrison of Carpenter & MacNeille Architects | 3. Kathleen D’Apice and Paula Accioly of Jewett Farms + Co. check out the appliances  | 4. Polly Sullivan of Polly Corn Design with Deborah Berger of Maven Interior Design | 5. John Weinstein, Samantha Emmerling, and Luke Groden of Franz Viegener | 6. Jason Sevinor welcomes the crowd | 7. Sabrina Igino and

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Alexandra Tefft of Interior Stone and Fabio Marcelino of Back Bay Tile | 8. Chris Magliozzi of FBN Construction, Jake Lilley of Jacob Lilley Architects, and Chris LeBihan and Robin Gannon of Robin Gannon Interiors | 9. Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios with Clinton Smith | 10. Beezee Honan of Designer Bath and Clinton Smith | 11. Kristina Crestin of Kristina Crestin Design with Renee Albano of Premier Woodcrafting | 12. John and Paula Daher of Daher Interior Design view a hand-carved marble bathtub with Jason Sevinor Photography by Melissa Ostrow

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The Woods Hole Golf Club made a lovely setting to celebrate the launch of the 2019 edition of New England Home Cape & Islands. Hutker Architects and Mid-Cape Home Centers served as gracious hosts as partygoers sipped custom aperitifs crafted by Wiggly Bridge Distillery. Later in the evening, guests bid on silent auction items that raised money for Habitat for Humanity.

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| 1. Julie Bangert and Nicky Mant of Hutker Architects | 2. Carla Hutker of Hutker Architects, Evan Hutker of Essential Design, and Mark Hutker, Nancy Swensson, and Sean Dougherty, all of Hutker Architects | 3. Heather Guerriero Dans of Monogram Appliances and Pam Bruni-Holick of McPhee Associates of Cape Cod | 4. Maribeth Wadman and Ralph Cataldo of Cataldo Custom Builders with Pam DiVenuti of Mid-Cape Home Centers | 5. Lori LaBarge of LaBarge Real Estate Services with John Haven and Keith LeBlanc of LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects | 6. Wendi Dicely Scalora and Patti Watson of taste with Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter | 7. Gary Rousseau of Herrick &

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White with Kevin and Nancy Lagassé of The Lagassé Group | 8. The McPhee Associates of Cape Cod team: Ali Spillane, Kendra Seifert, and Pam BruniHolick, with Jon Shellington of Allstate Glass | 9. Nathan and Olesia Adams of Cataumet Sawmill with Tim Duffany of M. Duffany Builders | 10. John Trifone and Amy Bressler of Holly Hunt | 11. Nina Mayfield of Nina Mayfield Design with Mike Ciolino of Longfellow Design Build | 12. Mike Duffany of M. Duffany Builders with Jack Stevenson of Mid-Cape Home Centers | 13. John Day of LDa Architecture & Interiors with Kris Horiuchi of Horiuchi Solien

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Design Life The Road to Iconic Design

Architect Patrick Ahearn and auto dealer Warren Waugh teamed up to throw a party at the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group showrooms in Peabody, Massachusetts. There, amid an impressive display of classic BMWs and Porsches, Ahearn gave a presentation called The Road to Iconic Design.








S+H Anniversary Party | 1. Charlie Myer and John Ellis raise a glass in celebration | 2. A perfect summer evening for dining alfresco | 3. New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton, Chuck Dutton, and Sarah Lawson | 4. Doug Hanna and Alex Silve flank Sarah Lawson | 5. Victor Tiernan, Madeleine Scammell, and Dan McLaughlin

| 1. Cidalia Schwartz and Karen Hanson are ready for a spin | 2. Warren Waugh, Andrea Caruso, and Patrick Ahearn | 3. Cidalia Schwartz, Ralph Caruso, and Rebecca Booma with an oversize cover of Patrick Ahearn’s book Timeless | 4. Patrick Ahearn signs a copy of his book for a guest | 5. A Porsche, one of the many vintage cars on display | 6. Patrick Ahearn welcoming partygoers | 7. Guests enjoyed chatting among the eclectic variety of cars | 8. Nadina Wilk and Betsy Hale.

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JDCommunications Summer Soiree

Boston-based marketing consultants JDCommunications welcomed warmer temps with a Summer Soiree. The party took place at Poggenpohl’s Boston showroom, where guests sipped wine from Mayhew Wine Shop and enjoyed nosh from Kurt von Kahle, chef for the Gaggenau brand of appliances.





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| 1. Julie Brown with New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Erika Ayn Finch | 2. Joanne Powell, Maureen and Sue Walsh, and Rosemary Porto | 3. Joanne DiFrancesco (third from left) and her JDCommunications team | 4. Marni Elyse Katz and Sarah Lawson | 5. Madison Mitchell, Chris Brown, Michael Ferzoco, Gabrielle Pitocco, and Doug Hanna

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This Contemporary home, set on over 13 acres in Rare waterviews offering on of Water East Wareham, offers gorgeous ShellStreet PointinBay Marion Village! This stately and surrounding marsh. Built in 1989, its 3,250 squarehome feet is set back frombedrooms, the street 3-1/2 offering include first floor master suite, 3 additional baths, privacy while alsoformal offering breathtaking Sippican Harbor views. laundry room, dining room, den with gas fireplace, and recently large living room with gassqfireplace spectacular views. This renovated 4,100 ft home and offers 4 bedrooms, which Modern kitchen includes granite Thermador ovens, consist of 3 on the first floor and countertops, a second floor master suite with and Sub-Zero Alsoprivate complete with large finished stunning harborrefrigerator. views from the balcony. The professionwalk-out basement, wrap-around deck, patio, andcustom 3 car garage ally manicured grounds include a saltwater pool, barn, and with unfinished rooms above. Alarm system, generator, outdoor shower, all surrounded by a terraced bluestone patio. Just central vacuum, outdoor shower, and workshop. steps away from the waterfront and village amenities! Professional landscaping adds to this private, serene home.

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Ocean views from both levels of this contemporary custom home. Two association beaches. Lorraine Randall 401.741.5978 Randall Realtors

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Extraordinary residence, magnificent setting. Luxurious suites, chef’s kitchen, pool, dock, privacy. Rare opportunity, remarkable waterfront estate. Osterville Offfice 508.420.1130 Kinlin Grover Real Estate

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent gated estate, remodeled by LDa architects, set on 3 acres, offering 17 rooms, 4-levels, 6 BRs, new ensuite baths, designer décor & 3 stone terraces. Award-winning landscaped grounds. $7,999,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite European estate, set on 2.56 private acres in Weston’s Country Club area, custom craftmanship, cathedral post & beamed family room, stunning formal rooms & chef’s kitchen. State of the art attached car barn. $7,950,000

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GILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE Private 2-home estate set on 1.14 acres with 566 ft. of waterfront, 8 total bedrooms, post and beam porches, fireplaces, wine cellar, docks, patios, and 5-car garaging. $5,995,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Custom Colonial masterpiece offering 5 bedrooms, elegant formal rooms, paneled office, expansive kitchen/family room, sunroom, media room, wine cellar, and 3-car garage. $5,995,000

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NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS This gracious home boasts over 8,000 square feet of versatile living space wonderful for family living and grand entertaining. Situated on a 26,000+ sq ft lot with an in-ground pool and courtyard. Ward school neighborhood. $4,299,000

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS A sleek & chic custom contemporary! Featuring recent updates, a Poggenpohl Kitchen open to the family room, 5 bedrooms, lush level grounds, 1 acre with pool, and 3 car garage. $4,200,000

Deborah M. Gordon, Sales Associate C. 617.974.0404

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COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS A truly coveted location, this 4-bedroom home is a must-see to appreciate how carefully it is sited directly on Little Harbor (175 ft) with views of the ocean. Water accessed by a stone pier and gangway to a dock. $3,999,000

GILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE Landmark Victorian home on Lake Winnipesaukee with 15 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 6 full baths, coffered ceilings, hardwoods, kitchen with breakfast room, patios, dock, and beach. $3,895,000

Claire Watts, Sales Associate C. 781.635.5472

Susan C. Bradley, Sales Associate C. 603.493.2873 | O. 603.581.2810

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Classical Colonial Revival with superb updates, period details, sweeping staircase, wood accents, solarium, cook’s kitchen, 7 bedrooms, including 3rd floor apartment. $3,300,000

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Majestic Colonial home set on 1.45 acres with 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, arched windows, moldings, high ceilings, sunroom, chef’s kitchen, 2-story family room, patio, and pool. $3,238,800

Marsha MacLean, Broker Sales Associate C. 617.697.4378

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NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning 1890s Victorian home in Newton Centre with 3 floors, superb updates, period details, 5 bedrooms, chef’s kitchen with family room, deck, and finished lower level. $3,200,000

KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE Build a custom dream home in Cape Arundel with direct water views,12 rooms, custom kitchen, large windows, 4 bedrooms, covered balcony, patio, and porch. $2,990,000

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MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Impressive 2+ acre estate with salt water pool, koi ponds, cabana, outdoor kitchen and sport court. Recently renovated with a carriage house, porte-cochere, award-winning kitchen and bathrooms and elevator. Price Upon Request.

MANCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS Stunning 4-bedroom home set on 3+ acres with terrace and pool. Superb updates, hardwoods, high ceilings, state-of-the-art kitchen, media room, master suite with deck. $2,500,000

Kathy Murray, Sales Associate C. 508.498.1288

Nannie Winslow & Joan McDonald, Broker Sales Associate/Sales Associate N. 617.901.8816 | J. 978.979.3190

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Updated Colonial home in Cliff Estates with 12 rooms, 3 fireplaces, 4.5 baths, renovated chef’s kitchen, vaulted family room, 5 bedrooms, deck, mudroom, and 3-car garage. $2,275,000

NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS Breathtaking French Country Manor set on 2 acres with copper cupola, wrought iron stairs, reclaimed beams, limestone floors, fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, gallery and patio. $2,100,000

Bobby Morgenstern, Sales Associate C. 617.686.8619

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NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Beautiful Contemporary Colonial home set on 1 acre with 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2-story family room, stone fireplace, palladium windows, deck and free-form salt water pool. $1,999,000

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE Expansive waterfront with 500+ ft. of frontage, superb renovations, 4 bedrooms, spectacular views, chef’s kitchen, enclosed porch, bunk house, patio, pool, and dock. $1,200,000

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restaurants, and famed merry-go-round. Walk in the other direction for East Beach, featuring some of the finest white sand on the East Coast. Duly Noted: The original house was built on 122 acres of farmland by the Foster family, circa 1733. It was called the Vose farmhouse after its next owner, who acquired the property in 1848. In 1882, one Charles Everett of Tenafly, New Jersey, bought the property. And in 1886, a consortium from Cincinnati acquired the property (by then it had grown to 160-plus acres). The “syndicate,” as it was known, subdivided the land into lots for a number of wealthy families, many from the Midwest, fleeing the stifling summer heat of landlocked states. At the turn of the last century, Watch Hill’s reputation as a premier destination for the wellto-do was cemented—and it remains to this day. Contact: Donna Simmons, Mott & Chace, Sotheby’s International Realty, Watch Hill, R.I., 401-439-0268, mottandchace.com. MLS# 1222353

Vermont Horse Country

Surrounded by rolling hills and tree-lined country roads, Sheep Run Farm is an idyllic property in West Windsor, near Woodstock, Vermont. The land was settled by the Taylor family in the late 1700s; Ira Taylor, a son of the original owner, constructed a stately brick colonial home on ROOMS: 15 the property in 1842. He was a promi4 BEDROOMS 4 FULL BATHS nent sheep farmer who had numer3 HALF BATHS ous pens or “runs” on the property to 5,899 SQ. FT. contain his large herd. Hence the name $3,650,000 Sheep Run Farm. The current owners built a brand-new home inspired by Taylor’s, along with a detached garage, and they renovated all the outbuildings, completing the project in 2017. They say they wanted to reproduce a “truly Vermont vernacular home.” They don’t know what became of all the bricks from the Taylor house, but they used as many as they could find when they laid the pathways and edged the flowerbeds surrounding their new home. The main level has an open floor plan for the public spaces, plus four bedrooms and four full and three half baths. A theater occupies the lower level. The owners entertain in a number of outdoor spaces, and retreat to the three-season carriage house as often as possible. Says the husband:

“With the woodstove on and a great conversation, the space can’t be beat.” The wife’s favorite room is the kitchen, which she says is “equipped for a much better cook,” but she loves that it’s a perfect place for gathering. Duly Noted: The great outdoors is its own selling point. There are stone bridges over brooks that make wonderful walking paths, waterfalls, two ponds, and an apple orchard. The property is a short drive to trails for skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing, and mountain biking. And in warmer weather, it’s simple enough to head to nearby lakes for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Contact: Christopher Lang, 802-274-4048, or Dia Jenks, 802-238-154, LandVest, Woodstock, Vt., landvest.com. MLS# 4726033

Beacon Hill Beauty

“Bells, whistles, and all the charm of Beacon Hill” is how listing agent Craig Brody describes this property’s appeal. Built in 1890, the 4,000-square-foot townhouse sits on the flat of Beacon Hill, steps away from the fine dining and shopping on Charles Street, overlooking the esplanade on the Charles River. A topto-bottom renovation of the interiors was undertaken by Backen Gillam Architects out of California (the same firm that renovated Restoration Hardware’s Newbury Street spot). The open plan is spacious and livable, with European oak floors and neutral ROOMS: 10 finishes throughout. Many architectural 5 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS details remain intact. Five bedrooms 1 HALF BATH and five full baths can accommodate a 4,000 SQ. FT. large family—and/or lots of houseguests. $5,995,000 There’s a chef ’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and a gorgeous library with built-ins and a fireplace. In addition to common space, the deed includes a private garden in the back. Oh, and don’t overlook the wine cellar with a “secret” door that opens into the private lounge.. Duly Noted: This home’s appeal goes literally through the roof. While many luxury penthouse properties come with deeded rooftop space, this expansive roof-deck has several gathering areas for lounging and dining and a complete outdoor kitchen. So, you get a versatile entertaining space—in addition to a bit of privacy in the crowded city. Contact: Craig Brody, Berkshire Hathaway Warren, Boston, 617-519-1480, 6westhillplace.com. MLS# 72506849  

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Architecture: David P. Boronkay, Slocum Hall Design Group, Newton, Mass., 617-744-6399, slocumhalldesign.com Builder: David Potvin, Potvin Construction, Colchester, Vt., 802-864-0220, 802-316-6615


Architecture: Maryann Thompson, Maryann Thompson Architects, Watertown, Mass., 617-744-5187, maryannthompson.com Builder: Fred Heyes, Heyes Forest Products, Orange, Mass., 978-544-8801, heyesforest.com Interior casework: Michael Humphries, Michael Humphries Woodworking, Northfield, Mass., 413-498-0018 Page 68: Kitchen pendant lights from Schoolhouse, schoolhouse.com; Haiku ceiling fans from Big Ass Fans, bigassfans.com; Magewa tray table by Koizumi Studio, koizumi-studio.jp; Petite Cloud sofa from Restoration Hardware, restorationhard ware.com.


Architecture: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, East Harwich, Mass., 508-945-4500, psdab.com Interior design: Lisa Hilderbrand, Hilderbrand Interiors, New Canaan, Conn., 203-722-9642, hilderbrand interiors.com Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Landscape design: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Pages 118–119: Linyi wallpaper from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; Mali rug from Annie Selke, annieselke.com; Branch chandelier from Paul Ferrante, paulferrante.com; Rowan dining chairs from Wesley Hall, wesleyhall.com; Vita chair fabric from Elizabeth Eakins, elizabetheakins.com; hurricane sconces and console table from the Antique and Artisan Gallery, theantiqueandartisangallery.com; nineteenth-century French mirror from Avery & Dash Collections, averydash.com; Anguilla II 2007 painting by Charlie Miesmer through 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com; Patricia table lamps from Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com. Pages 120–121: Trinity sectional sofa from Kravet, kravet.com; painting by Sophie Treppendahl, sophietreppendahl.com; swivel chairs from TCS Designs, tcsdesigns.com, with Duralee fabric, duralee.com; vintage woven stool from Chairish, chairish.com; coffee table tray from Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com; end table from 1stdibs; Hamptons table lamp from Jamie Young, jamieyoung.com; Alexander mirror from Made Goods, madegoods. com; window shade fabric from Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com; antique copper whale weathervane from eBay, ebay.com. Page 124: Campaign chest from the Antique and

Artisan Gallery; Quattro lamp from Circa Lighting, circalighting.com; vintage rope-carved armchair from Chairish; seascape paintings from Eldred’s Auction House, eldreds.com. Page 125: Wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries, phillip jeffries.com; ceiling paper from Kneedler Fauchere, kneedlerfauchere.com; jute rug from Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com; ceiling light and sconces from Urban Electric Co., urbanelectric.com; coffee table from the Antique and Artisan Gallery; Aphrodite bar area wallcovering from Maya Romanoff, mayaromanoff.com. Page 126: Sconces from Urban Electric Co.; dining table from 1stdibs; bend upholstery fabric from Kathryn Ireland, kathrynireland.com. Page 127: Range and cabinet hardware from Lacanche, frenchranges.com; hanging lights from Rejuvenation, rejuvenation.com; Durango counter stools from Duralee with Lucy Rose fabric, lucyrosedesign.com; runner from Annie Selke; circular rug from Serena & Lily; ceiling lights from Urban Electric Co.; sconce from Oliver Street, oliverstreetdesigns.com; hourglass table from Hamptons Antique Galleries, hamptonsantique galleries.com; daybed fabric from Kravet; daybed pillow fabric from Elizabeth Eakins; lounge chair fabric from Duralee; lounge chair pillow fabric from John Robshaw, johnrobshaw.com; antique trunk from the Antique and Artisan Gallery; mahogany and maple pantry countertops from Soundview Millworks, soundviewmillworks.com; ceiling paper from Phillip Jeffries; Oakley ceiling light from Vaughan, vaughandesigns.com; cabinet hardware from De La Vega, dlvdesigns.com; brass fish mirror from Bungalow, bungalowdecor.com; Reidel custom-painted wine glasses from Margot Lar Designs, margotlar.com. Pages 128–129: Tulum powder room wallpaper from Cowtan & Tout; vanity from the Antique and Artisan Gallery; Lyford sconces from Urban Electric Co.; mirror from 1stdibs; Seville Medallion café curtain fabric from Galbraith & Paul, galbraithandpaul.com; master bedroom carpet from JD Staron, jdstaron. com; African Raffia wall covering from Phillip Jeffries; headboard from Hamptons Antique Galleries; armoire from 1stdibs; mirrored bedside chest from Bungalow 5, bungalow5.com; alabaster lamps from Avery & Dash Collections; bone and wood side table from Wisteria, wisteria.com; antique teak plantation chair from Antiques of South Windermere, antiquescharleston.com; floor lamp from Antique and Artisan Gallery; bedspread fabric from Larsen Fabrics, larsenfabrics.com; other bedding fabrics from Christopher Farr, christopherfarr.com; Colefax & Fowler drapery fabric from Cowtan & Tout.


Porch renovation architecture: Erik Tolley, ERT

Architects, South Yarmouth, Mass., 508-362-8883, ertarchitects.com Interior design: Justine Sterling, Justine Sterling Design, Melrose, Mass., 781-620-0416,


Porch/dining room/wine room builder and millwork:

Peter Bilodeau, Bilodeau Builders, Osterville, Mass., 508-362-0550 Landscape and hardscape contractor: Michael Cotto, Out On A Limb Landscapes, Forestdale, Mass., 508-889-5355 Drapery workroom: Carole Bruce Workroom, Beverly, Mass., 978-927-2198, cbworkroom.com Pages 132–133: Lakehouse drinks table from Dunes and Duchess, dunesandduchess.com; sectional sofa by O’Henry House through Studio 534, 5boston. com; sofa fabric from Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com; window treatment fabric from Romo, romo.com; table lamps from Lawrence McRae, lawrencemcrae. com; bookcase backing paper from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com. Page 134: Angela stool/side table and Edurne woven coffee table from Made Goods, madegoods.com; Lulu DK sofa fabric from Duralee, duralee.com; sisal rug from Merida, meridastudio.com. Page 135: Dining table from Vermont Farm Table, vermontfarmtable.com; sisal rug from Merida; Darlana dining room light from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com; drapery fabric from Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com; gloves over island from Studio 534; bar stools and dining chairs from Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com; artwork by Craig Mooney through Maine Art Hill, maine-art.com. Page 136: Bed from M-Geough, m-geough.com; chaise from Williams-Sonoma, williams-sonoma. com; round side table from Baker, bakerfurniture. com; rug from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, landryandarcari.com. Page 138: Wine room stools from O&G Studio, oandgstudio.com; Maxine sconces from Urban Electric Co., urbanelectric.com. Page 139: Outdoor furniture from Casa Design Outdoor, casadesigngroup.com. Pages 140–141: Chandelier from Dunes and Duchess; beds from Crate & Kids, crateandbarrel. com/kids; duvet fabric from Romo; night table and hanging chair from Serena & Lily; roman shade and pillow fabrics from Studio 534; rug from Madeline Weinrib, madelineweinrib.com.


Renovation architecture: Duncan Pendlebury, Jamestown, R.I., 401-423-0837 Interior designer: Anja Park, Anja Park Design, Somerville, Mass., 617-515-8628, anjapark.com Builder: Pariseault Builders, Warwick, R.I., 401-738-0524, pariseault.com Plant installation: Joe Fusco, Mighty Tree, North Kingstown, R.I., 401-440-1243 Page 144: Table by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand, produced by Cassina, through Design Within Reach, dwr.com; Como collection by Giorgio sofa and sheepskin rug from DWR; custom petrified wood and steel side table from Marc Hall Design, theworldofmarchall.com; vintage Oyster chairs by Pierre Paulin and Jorge Zalszupin

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Onda bench from 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com; Ingo Maurer floor lamp from Ylighting, ylighting.com; ceramic pieces by Rina Menardi, rinamenardi.com; Red Sea painting by Jennifer Day through Atelier Newport, ateliernewport.com. Page 145: Kitchen by Metropolitan, metcabinet.com; Oslo handcrafted dining table by Studio Moe through Houzz, houzz.com; Bertoia dining chairs from Knoll, knoll.com; Seine art by Jennifer Nauck through Atelier, Newport. Page 146: Jonas sofa by Jonas Wagell through Design Within Reach; side table and coffee table from Marc Hall; porcelain vase collection from the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin, kpm-berlin.com; Wave chaise by Adrian Pearsall, Refined Limited, through 1stdibs. Page 147: Chaise by David Ling from Machine Age, machine-age.com; wooden sculpture by Jerry Wingren, wingrensculpture.com; African feather hat through 1st dibs; walnut stool in master bath by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, herman miller.com; Florence bench from Knoll, knoll.com; bed and night table from Design Within Reach.


Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn

Architect, Boston, 617-266-1710, and Edgartown, Mass., 508-939-9312, patrickahearn.com Interior design: Brooke Wagner, Brooke Wagner Design, Corona del Mar, Calif., 949-612-2716, brookewagnerdesign.com Builder: Kevin Beland, Wood & Clay, Gilford, N.H., 603-524-3128, woodandclay.com Landscape design: Eric R. Buck, Terrain Planning & Design, Hopkinton, N.H., 603-491-2322, terrainplanning.com Landscape contractor: Chris Maroun, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, Moultonborough, N.H., 603-253-9292, miraclefarmslandscaping.com Cabinetmaker: Fred Varney Company, Wolfeboro, N.H., 603-569-3565, kitchensofwolfeboronh.com Page 153: Striped chair fabric from Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle.com; anchor pillows by Ankasa, ankasa.com, ​through Thomas Lavin, thomaslavin. com; ottoman fabric from Galbraith & Paul, galbraithandpaul.com; blue Flame Stitch rug from Elizabeth Eakins. Page 154: Wood console ​and side table from Juxtaposition, juxtaposition.com; lamps by Stephen Gerould, stephengerould.com, through Nicky Rising, nickyrising.com; sofa fabric from Stark, stark.com; Balston Stripe rug from Elizabeth Eakins, elizabetheakins.com. Page 155: Breakfast room chairs from Made Goods, madegoods.com; light fixture from Waterworks, waterworks.com; window shade fabric from Zimmer & Rohde, zimmer-rohde.com; pillow fabrics from Walter G, walter-g.com, and Designers Guild, designersguild.com. Page 156: Dining table from ​Juxtaposition; chair fabric from Mark Alexander, markalexander.com; cabinet from Ekster Antiques, eksterantiques.com; rug from J.D. Staron, jdstaron.com. Page 157: Viareggio barstool fabric from C&C

Milano, cec-milano.com; tumbled marble backsplash from Famosa Tile, famosatile.com; nautical pendant lights ​from Barclay Butera Home, barclaybutera. com. Page 160: Master bedroom fabrics from Galbraith & Paul and Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com; Emerson chair fabric from Colefax and Fowler, cowtan.com; rug from Elizabeth Eakins; bunkroom sconces from ​ Schoolhouse Electric, schoolhouse.com; bunkroom bedding fabrics from Osborne & Little and Serena & Lily; Izmir Stripe window shade fabric from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; bathroom tile from Famosa Tile. Page 161: ​Amelot Ticking chair fabric from Ralph Lauren Home, ralphlaurenhome.com; pillow fabrics from Ralph Lauren Home, Zimmer & Rohde, and Soane Britain, soane.co.uk; rug ​from J.D. Staron.

Boston Art, Inc. 53 Boston International Fine Art Show 261 Boston Stone Restoration 62 Botello Home Center 243 Bradford’s Rug Gallery 239 Butter Pat Industries 241 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc. 67 California Closets 41 Catherine Truman Architects 219 Charles Hilton Architects 215 Charles River Wine Cellars 176–177 Chococoa Baking Company 235 Christopher Hall Architect 172 Clam Door 249 Clarke Distributors 84–85 Classic Kitchens & Interiors 102 Coldwell Banker Previews International 254–256 Colony Rug Company, Inc. 245


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Pages 162–163 Architecture: Lauren Davis and Chris Brown, Brown + Davis Design, Jericho, Vt., 802-899-1155, brownanddavis.com Builder: Sweeney DesignBuild, Shelburne, Vt., 802-985-1070, sweeneydesignbuild.com

Crown Point Cabinetry 86–87

Midcentury Revival

Coastal Vibe

Pages 164–165 Interior design: Laura Gall, Spaces by LLG, Cumberland Foreside, Maine, 207-831-3631, spacesbyllg.com Kitchen design: Jodi Geran, Christopher Peacock, Boston Design Center, 617-209-4500, peacockhome. com Cabinetry: Christopher Peacock Resort Chic

Pages 166–167 Architecture: Robert E. Harrison, Berkshire Design, Pittsfield, Mass., 413-528-6000, berkshirebradley. com Interior design: William Caligari, William Caligari Interiors, Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-3556, williamcaligari.com Millwork: Ken Smith, Cullen Grace Joinery, Becket, Mass., 413-243-1765, cullengrace.com Dramatic Effect

Pages 168–169 Architecture: Ruth Bennett, RBA Architecture, Belmont, Mass., 781-354-0055, ruthbennetassociates.com Interior design: Gerald Pomeroy, Gerald Pomeroy Interiors, Boston, 617-227-6693, gpomeroyinteriors. com Builder: Preston Lemanski, Lemanski Construction Company, Marblehead, Mass., 781-797-3997, lemanskiconstruction.com Hotel Luxe

Pages 170–171 Interior design: Christa O’Leary, Hingham, Mass., 860-798-7378, christaoleary.com Builder: Sean Cutting, Cutting Edge Homes, Ashland, Mass., 508-435-1280, thinkcuttingedge.com

Concept Building 80 The Converse Company Realtors 252 Crown Select 16–17 Curl Simitus Architecture & Design 103 Cutting Edge Homes 88–89 Cypress Design 104 Dabs Interiors 90–91 Dan Gordon Landscape Architects 49 Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse 199 Davis Frame Company 35 DC Home Systems 243 Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply 69 Designer Draperies of Boston 33 DesignXri 263 Divine Design Center 64–65 Dover Rug & Home 23 Downeast Cider House 214 Elms Interior Design 10–11 Falcetti Pianos 73 Fallon Custom Homes, Inc. 56 FBN Construction Co., LLC outside back cover Feinmann, Inc. 105 Ferguson 189 Flavin Architects 31 Frank Webb Home 92–93 Gregory Lombardi Design 207 Groom Construction Co., Inc. 233 Hammer Architects 231 Hampden Design+Construction 106 Heading Home to Dinner 20–21 Herrick & White Architectural Millwork 28–29 Hutker Architects 205 Installations Plus, Inc. 107 Interior Stone & Tile 55 International Builders, Inc. 178–179 Jamestown LP/Boston Design Center 209 Janine Dowling Design, Inc. 180–181 Jeff Soderbergh Custom Made Sustainable Furnishings 234 Jeffrey Dungan Architects 182–183 Jennifer Palumbo, Inc. 43 Jewett Farms + Co. 51 JW Construction, Inc. 61 Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc. 72

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Kinlin Grover 253 Kistler and Knapp Builders, Inc. 94–95 Kitchen Views at National Lumber 108 Knickerbocker Group 32 Koncerted 38 KVC Builders 2–3 Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting 193 LDa Architecture & Interiors 75 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 4–5 Longfellow Design Build 96–97 Lynn Creighton Realtor 252 Maine Woodworks 247 Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC 174 MGa|Marcus Gleysteen Architects 1 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 195 Moniques Bath Showroom 109 Monogram 110 Murdough Design 71 MWI Fiber–Shield 47 New Hampshire Furniture Masters 63 Newton Kitchens & Design 59 Oak Hill Architects, Inc. 57 Ogunquit Playhouse 252 Onyx Corporation 18–19 Opus Master Builders 37 Paragon Landscape Construction 70 Parterre Garden Services 239 Pastiche of Cape Cod 24, 98–99 Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 14–15 Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC 36 Pella Windows & Doors 230


Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 223 Poggenpohl 82 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders 27 PRG Rugs 229 R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc. 227 Ricardo Rodriguez Coldwell Banker 257 Roche Bobois 8–9 Runtal North America, Inc. 81 Saltwoods Boston 245 Samuel Adams 235 Scandia Kitchens, Inc. 111 Scott James Furniture 224 Sewfine Drapery Workroom 236 Shope Reno Wharton 114 Siegel Associates 247 Siematic Mobelwerke USA inside front cover Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom 201 Sudbury Design Group, Inc. 12–13 T.A. LaBarge 79 The Granite Place 112 The Lagassé Group 221 The Tilery at Trees Place 241 TMS Architects 6–7 Tucker Architecture & Landscape 249 Tyler & Sash 50 Venegas and Company 34 Walpole Outdoors 78 Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration inside back


Wiggly Bridge Distillery 213 Woodmeister Master Builders 184–185 YGK Kitchen Cabinets + Design 113 Youngblood Builders, Inc. 45 ZEN Associates, Inc. 186–187

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Sketch Pad

Design Ideas in the Making

For a designer, a daybed is an interesting form. It doesn’t have the heightened practicality of a dining chair or barstool, so it can be looser in its utility. This design was inspired by Next Level, a designer-curated showcase that takes place during Design Week in New York City. I used this as an opportunity to introduce a new form to the O&G lineup and show a piece that was an idea, but not automatically a product. Two things were important to me: to create an interesting, landscape-inspired gesture and to use upholstery as an integral part of the design. Chairs have a certain attitude: a closed piece that hugs you or an open piece that welcomes you. This is a combination of both. The offset backrail encloses the end, so you have to approach it the same way a boat might approach an inlet in the harbor—hence the name (a nod to the local landscape): the Inlet Daybed. We stuck with materials that define our seating, like steambent wood frames and delicate spindles, and then incorporated soft leather cushions and a shaggy Mongolian lamb’s wool pillow. It didn’t need a pillow, but I wanted one. The combination conjures rocks (wood), sand (soft leather), and seaweed (the lamb’s wool). The down- and feather-filled leather cushion has a slightly informal look but is really luxurious. The daybed officially launched last month, representing the beginning of our new living room/lounge collection. | Jonathan Glatt, O&G Studio, Warren, R.I., oandgstudio.com


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