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

232 Last Look Gracie and New Ravenna partner on a collection of mosaics.

Special Marketing Section 129 Distinctive Kitchens and Baths

Here & There 45 Good Bones A Maine retreat merges a regional vernacular and a modern architectural aesthetic.

57 Kitchens We Love The freshest kitchens feature materials, textures, and palettes rich in personality.

80 Things We Love Rejuvenate your home with product introductions reflecting alluring craft and creativity.

88 Smith on Style Editor at large Clinton Smith shares the scoop on all things home.

90 Special Spaces A new garden folly conceals a grand library atop an otherworldly nymphaeum.

100 5 Under 40 Meet the talented young design professionals who make up our twelfth annual slate of winners.

45 In Every Issue 34 Editor’s Note 218 Design Dispatches 226 Resources 230 Advertiser Index

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GOOD BONES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Looking up at the house from the shore, the private left wing contains the primary suites, while the right side comprises the kitchen, living/dining areas, office, and guest room. A new detached garage is visible on one side of the glass connector while the coast unfolds on the other side.

with a picturesque parade of boats. The couple enlisted Elliott Architects, with JT Loomis taking the lead on the project. Their goal was twofold: “the antithesis of our beautiful 1895 Queen Anne Victorian in Iowa,” says Hunter, “and a design that respected the vernacular architecture of Downeast Maine.” Loomis responded with a single-story 3,400-square-foot house that, he says,

“starts in that authentic Maine vernacular, then gets transformed. We veered from the traditional and gave it a little edge.” The white cedar shingles, bleached to weather naturally, nod to the coastal area, but the overall aesthetic skews modern. Three gabled structures, roughly the same height and with eye-catching flat-roof connectors, serve to bring down the scale of the house and delineate the interior living plan.

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The perpendicular structure contains the two primary suites, while the two overlapping parallel volumes comprise the main living area. A glass-and-wood connector bridges the private quarters and family spaces. A similar, larger connector extends the living and dining room out into the landscape, framing stunning views of the rocky coast and islands beyond. In fact, incorporating the architecture into the landscape was a key component of the project, says Loomis. Todd Richardson of Richardson & Associates embraced the existing site conditions—the ledge, the meadows, the gravel beach—while hearkening back to Stonington’s storied history in granite quarrying. Huge blocks of granite,

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“THE BLOCKS EXTEND THE ARCHITECTURE OUT TO THE LANDSCAPE AND BLUR THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE TWO.” —Landscape architect Todd Richardson mined from a quarry a mile up the road, were trucked in and placed perpendicular to the home. “The blocks extend the architecture out to the landscape and blur the boundaries between the two,” explains Richardson. They also celebrate a sense of place—a notion dear to the homeowners. And one that the design team took to heart. Sums up Loomis: “The project represents a strong connection in both form and materiality to the Maine coast they love.” EDITOR'S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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The island’s countertop is made from a single slab of Vermont Danby marble that was just large enough to avoid a seam and adds beautiful polish to the space. “We were so lucky to find it,” says interior designer Annsley McAleer. “It fit within a couple of inches.”

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A CABIN BY THE SEA The southern coast of Maine exudes a gentle quality of life that’s all about family, fun, and the great outdoors. This newly constructed timber-frame vacation house, built for a young family with two daughters, embraces togetherness, especially when it comes to the kitchen, which connects to dining and family areas as well as views of the vast front yard and ocean beyond. Defined by a large island that sits perfectly between two timber posts, the kitchen features “a coastal farmhouse vibe,” says interior designer Annsley McAleer, principal of Annsley Interiors. “The exposed beams make a strong architectural statement,” explains the designer, “but the color palette is beachier. We needed to create a balance with all of that wood.” To that end, McAleer chose kelly-green stools by O&G Studio and textural tiles by Waterworks for the backsplash. The effect is a casual-meets-practical space that delivers on its promise. “The family’s relaxed attitude,” says McAleer, “is reflected in the way the house looks.”

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To brighten up a windowless kitchen space, designer Elana Rudiger chose a mirrored backsplash and hood that reflect the dining area and library beyond, giving the cook a great view, too.

HIDDEN JOYS For a family of five with young children, a hyper-functional kitchen in their newly constructed Cambridge, Massachusetts, house was a must. At the end of a long, open-plan area that includes a dining room and library, the kitchen needed to act as a family hub. “We thought a lot about how we would use this space,” says Elana Rudiger of Elana Rudiger Interior Design. “The

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kitchen really informed everything behind it.” One challenge, however, was bringing light into the room, which features walnut cabinetry but no windows to the outside. To capture as much light as possible from other parts of the house, Rudiger installed a mirrored hood and backsplash and honed white Silestone countertops; the latter material was also installed on one wall, this time

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By installing a glass transom in one wall, Rudiger captured borrowed light from the family room’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

A subtle panel reveals a sliding spice rack tucked in a corner.

“We thought a lot about how we would use this space.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER ELANA RUDIGER

with a polished surface for a subtle textural change. A glass transom between the kitchen and family room helps, too. The design team also found clever ways to carve out additional hidden features, such as a work surface that pulls out of a wall and connects to the island. A nearby banquette creates extra seating; a secret pocket door turns it into a cozy alcove.

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A countertop surface pulls out of a cabinet wall and connects to the island via a clever hook and cleat. It also serves to cordon off the work space when entertaining. Rudiger added overflow seating with a banquette; a pocket door tucked behind it slides out and swivels to turn the space into a cozy alcove. A television above the seat folds down for easy viewing.

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The island’s countertop combines quartzite for the work surface and oak, a warmer material, for the seating side.

Gray paint on the base helps ground the colorful space.

SUNNY SIDE UP While some kitchens are mostly for show, others serve the needs of devoted cooks. This colorful space in Concord, Massachusetts, designed for a family of six, was built for both. As the first space in view when one steps into the open-plan home, it needed to be welcoming and pretty but also operate as a working kitchen. “The homeowners wanted a warm and cheerful palette,” says interior designer Melinda Guglietta, principal of Bespoke of Winchester, who drew color inspiration from the

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geometric tiles installed on the island’s base. Because the wife is a passionate cook who also teaches classes at home for cancer patients, Guglietta maximized storage and seating. A previous owner’s

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Interior designer Melinda Guglietta replaced the kitchen's second sink with an additional work surface. Beneath it, sleek Fisher & Paykel drawers can be used as either refrigerator or freezer food storage. The renovated kitchen's countertops were installed a few inches higher than standard to accommodate the homeowners' preferences.

renovations had left the 1963 deck house with some disconnected Colonial-like elements, so Guglietta worked to seamlessly combine traditional and modern details that would strike the right notes for the family, which includes four teenagers and two dogs as well as chickens and bees in the lush backyard. To that end, the designer chose cabinetry with

classic styling, then subtly modernized it with low-profile doors and drawers and streamlined hardware. A custom oak hood, minimal trim, playful lighting, and, of course, the sunny palette further perk things up. “It’s a not-fussy style,” explains Guglietta, who specializes in custom kitchens, “and a big mix of contemporary and traditional.”

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Artisanal stained-glass panels and lighting fixtures, crafted by Robert Stump Studios, add “variety in the realm of materials,” says architect John Battle.

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Double islands help define work and hang-out spaces.

HEART OF THE HOME Built in the style of an old Adirondacks lodge, the kitchen in this New Hampshire lake house was sited to be right in the center of the action, between the dining and family areas and a screened-in porch. “It’s right at the knuckle of things,” says architect John Battle, principal and owner of Battle Associates Architects, who worked with Beyond the Garden interior designer and his spouse, Janet Battle. To create an authentic Adirondack space and feeling,

the designers relied on skilled artisans to custom build features including the highly figured cherry cabinets and stained-glass detailing. Installing two islands ensured there’s always plenty of

“There’s nothing standard about this kitchen.” —ARCHITECT JOHN BATTLE

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The nearly all-wood palette grew out of Adirondack traditions; highly figured cherry veneers on cabinetry bring variety and a certain rhythm to the room.

Steel strapping wraps island corners, lending a sense of heft and patina to the space.

Though the flooring looks like wood, it’s actually tile with occasional bronze insets that feature natural motifs such as acorns and pine cones.

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work space for cooks and extra seating for everyone else. On the south side of the room, a glazed breakfast bay with seating for twelve and views of the lake and boathouse creates an ample, welcoming eating area for the extended family who frequently come to visit. “There’s nothing standard about this kitchen,” says the architect.

The designers carefully handselected the cherry cabinetry veneers for each and every door and drawer to create purposeful and balanced visual variation, as is evident in the kitchen’s walk-in pantry. The space hides utilities like a coffee station, wall ovens, and the refrigerator, which feature substantial, custom-made hardware that makes grabbing a snack or prepping a meal a unique, tactile experience.

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The homeowners chose to restore the egg-and-dart crown molding, using a skilled local plasterer. Because the ceilings are so high, designer Nancy Serafini placed cabinets low enough to give the room a more human scale.

Serafini chose Urban Electric Co. pendants that she had custom painted in Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, the same color we see on the cabinetry. The shades’ brassy undersides coordinate with the Waterworks fittings and hardware.

BLUE STREAK When it comes to the built environment, things that appear elegant in their simplicity rarely start out that way. Such was the case in a Boston brownstone apartment, which had steps up and down

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The kitchen previously sat three steps higher than the rest of the apartment. Architect Sam Kachmar leveled out the entire first floor and matched the kitchen’s cased opening to the living room’s, an invisible but critical—and elegant— intervention that corrected previously awkward transitions between rooms. “If we can act like a ghost and a space feels good, then I feel like we’ve done our job,” says Kachmar.

“It’s so beautifully organized now.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER NANCY SERAFINI lot of mechanical gymnastics,” says architect Sam Kachmar. Next, he aligned a hallway connecting the living room and kitchen, creating a much smoother transition between spaces. The move allowed interior designer Nancy Serafini to smartly divide the kitchen into its functional parts. Along one wall that abuts the circulation route, she installed tall storage cabinets. Across from those is the work space, with island, sink, range, and primary oven. “It’s so beautifully organized now,” says Serafini, who specified a navy blue for storage, lower cupboards, and the island but left upper cupboards white. “It’s just so pretty in its simplicity.” EDITOR'S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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umerous homes across New England— from Beacon Hill and Brookline to Martha’s Vineyard and Seal Harbor, Maine—feature Boston-based interior designer Nina Farmer’s indelible imprint. Earlier this year, the New York School of Interior Design, Farmer’s alma mater (she also graduated from Tulane University), awarded her its prestigious Rising Star Award. But recognition of her work is nothing new: Farmer’s stylish and thoughtfully executed projects have been published locally, regionally, and even internationally. Yet trying to pinpoint a signature style for Farmer is elusive. She deftly responds to her clients’ needs and wishes, but in a way that marries both old and new, as well as traditional with cutting edge. “I start with the rug and build up from there,” says Farmer who, as a 2017 New England Home 5 Under 40 winner, designed her own rug as part of the awards program. “We always have that foundation as we are building the room.” From that point on, the sky’s the limit. “We do a big vintage and antique mix within our projects,” she adds. “It’s seventyto eighty-percent found or antique items versus new.” To balance out the history that accompanies those pieces, Farmer layers in plush fabrics and unique color palettes (think indigo blue with acid green accents) that fill her spaces with an undeniable twenty-first-century vibe. And her clients, many of whom are repeat, appreciate the one-of-a-kind furnishings, even if they’re being shipped from Europe, sight unseen (except for perhaps a photograph). “People really want interesting pieces, and they’re willing

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to take the chance. Luckily, they do.” These days, when she’s not in the studio or scouring Paris flea markets for new finds, you might find Farmer on-site at a new construction project in New Hampshire or at a 1930s stone colonial being renovated in Westport, Connecticut (her hometown). That variety is what keeps the work exciting for her. “We have a lens we see the projects through,” says Farmer of her firm’s work, “whether it’s a rustic lake house or formal estate property—and everything in between—but they’re all different. It’s nice to vary the look.” ninafarmerinteriors.com

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hen bathers swim under the waterfall that splashes into the marble spa in Bellevue House’s library-slash-nymphaeum, they enter a shallow-water chamber perfectly sized for two nymphlike swimmers to recline, illuminated by an aquatic-themed plexiglass artwork. Climb through folding glass doors above the

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waterline, and you’re in a steam shower. It’s a little like being let in on a fantastic secret, as if a nymphaeum in the newest garden building on the grounds of a historic, privately owned 1910 Colonial Revival in Newport, Rhode Island, isn’t already fantastical enough. Architect JP Couture, builder Glenn Parker, and numerous artisans collaborated to realize homeowner Ron

The exterior of the library/ nymphaeum recently completed on the grounds of Newport, Rhode Island’s Bellevue House features such Federal-era details as the demilune and bay windows and the ornamented pediment. The lap pool leads toward the library, and there are cabanas on the right.

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SPECIAL SPACES Hand-waxed pine shelves and millwork were designed to create a library evocative of an English Country estate; the urn-shaped details on the custom bronze balcony railing and the sunburst window above the fireplace recall the period style of Bellevue House.

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Fleming’s vision: a library of 6,000 books arranged on hand-waxed pine shelves nestled within the same Adamesque garden building as a marble nymphaeum, a type of room, historically featuring a fountain and used for relaxation, that dates back to Roman times. “Nymphaeums are the most compelling and eccentric places, an old idea from ancient Rome and Greece that I have known about since I was a boy,” says Fleming, a town planner, preservationist, and author. “I built this library/ nymphaeum as a retreat. I could actually live there!” Indeed, the 1,500-square-foot library includes not only two levels of books— the upper level graced by a custom-made bronze handrail—but also a closet, kitchen niche, bathroom, and shower room; a leather sofa converts into a bed.

ABOVE: Seashells line the back wall of the spa area, creating a grotto effect enhanced by a waterfall, stalactite chandelier, and illuminated artwork in a chamber reached by swimming under the waterfall. LEFT: Artist Christa Wilm made seashell mosaics on netting to create the intricate design on the grotto walls.

“I BUILT THIS LIBRARY/NYMPHAEUM AS A RETREAT. I COULD ACTUALLY LIVE THERE!” —Homeowner Ron Fleming

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“Imagine building all that for a Kindle,” Couture wryly notes. If the library inspires solitude and soulful contemplation, the nymphaeum below embraces creative expression and aquatic delights. Vaulted plaster ceilings give the underground space a sense of volume, while marble floors and walls evoke luxury. Off to one side, Fleming’s

RIGHT: On the building’s lower level, a vaulted marble room includes a raised stage ideal for performances by the homeowner’s young grandchildren. FACING PAGE: Adamesque elements in the bay window alcove off the library include the oak-and-mahogany floor and the ceiling ornamentation. The period English Sheraton chairs and English Regency rosewood table invite reading by natural light.

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three grandchildren give performances on a built-in stage. A grotto that artist Christa Wilm covered with thousands of seashells cradles the spa, which is big enough for six bathers, and waterfall. For all the ancient and natural themes, the library/nymphaeum’s HVAC system is pure modern technology. “It’s unique to have a humid environment like the nymphaeum in the same structure as thousands of books,” says builder Glenn Parker. To ensure the right climate for both, the HVAC is a mix of hydronic and radiant systems working off geothermal heat pumps. “It was an amazing project,” says Parker. “I’m fairly certain I will never do another like it.”

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For a dozen years now, we’ve been celebrating our area’s abundance of young design talent with New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards. The annual program honors excellence in interior design, architecture, and landscape design. The 2021 awardees exemplify that excellence in their rich and varied portfolios as well as in their commitment to

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New England’s design community. This year, we’re especially excited because we’re returning to an in-person awards celebration. The party, on September 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the SoWa Power Station in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District, will be twice the fun as we honor our 2020 winners along with this year’s talented group.

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The winners give us a glimpse of their designs. FROM LEFT: Heather Souza, Flavin Architects; Mika Durrell, Able Moraine; Meaghan Moynahan, Venegas and Company; Gabrielle Pitocco Bove, Eleven Interiors; and Heather Harris, James Doyle Design Associates.

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Specialty, Kitchen Design: MEAGHAN MOYNAHAN

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eaghan Moynahan found her calling in high school when, as the only girl in her woodshop class, she built a cabinet. “That solidified my going to design school,” she says. “I think I’ve always had a passion for millwork.”

That she ended up in kitchen design was something of a happy accident. After graduating from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University with a BFA in interior design, she got her first job at a kitchen design studio. One of her colleagues happened to be Donna Venegas. Eventually, Venegas bought the studio, forming Venegas and Company. Moynahan stayed on as lead technical designer and, in 2014, became director of technical design for the Boston company. “We’re very team based,” she says about her workplace. “That’s the

beauty of it. Great design is all about collaboration.” As the technical designer, she’s involved in projects from the very beginning, working with the sales designer in an equal partnership. “I offer design opinions, I have a hand in choosing finishes, and I help the clients with

ABOVE: Meaghan Moynahan, director of technical design at Boston’s Venegas and Company. LEFT: Since the beginning of her career, Moynahan has loved veneers. “Everything about them intrigues me—how they are cut, how they can be arranged, and the overall art and countless possibilities for layup,” she says. She turned to two of her favorites, figured avodire, a wood from west and central Africa, and eucalyptus, as inspiration for her rug. “Playing with scale and color, I blended the two veneer cuts into the design,” she explains.

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their choices,” she explains. Moynahan has seen trends in kitchen design morph quite a bit during her career. “When I started, it was much more traditional,” she recalls. “There were lots of details, a lot of corbels and moldings.” These days, homeowners favor a more transitional look, she says, and she enjoys the challenge of designing with a contemporary vibe. “We do a lot of R&D

“ I think I’ve always had a passion for millwork.” —KITCHEN DESIGNER MEAGHAN MOYNAHAN

with cabinetmakers to come up with new styles, using new materials, repurposed materials, and unusual finishes,” she says. The out-of-the-box thinking might yield a cabinet inset of old army tents or cowhide. “It’s really cool, some of the things we do.”

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Architecture: HEATHER SOUZA

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ever underestimate the power of a nudge from a high school teacher. When Heather Souza (then Heather Card) was a student at New Hampshire’s Portsmouth High School, her drafting teacher pulled her aside and told her he saw real potential in her work. “He asked me if I’d ever thought of being an architect,” she recalls. In fact, it had not occurred to her. “The women in my family were all nurses or teachers.” The teacher, Steve Jones, arranged to have her do a job shadow at a local architecture firm, and the young woman’s fate was sealed. “I was adamant about going to

ABOVE: Heather Souza, junior principal at Boston’s Flavin Architects. LEFT: “As the only granddaughter out of five grandchildren, I spent a lot of time learning from my Nana how to create with my hands,” recalls Souza. “For my rug, I wanted to create something in honor of her.” A blanket her grandmother crocheted for her inspired the pattern. And the color? “In the spirit of inspiring the next generation to create, I chose pink—my daughter’s favorite,” she explains.

architecture school,” she says. She chose Northeastern University. “It was a big enough city to make me feel like I was getting away, but it was close enough to home. I loved it,” says Souza. If Jones gave her the idea, and Northeastern gave her the tools, her first job,

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at the Barrington, Rhode Island-based firm Andreozzi Architecture, was the springboard to her successful career. “I owe them everything,” she says about principal David Andreozzi and senior associate David Rizzolo. “They were such great mentors to have as a young professional.”

In 2013, Souza joined Bostonbased Flavin Architects, where she now holds the position of junior principal. At Flavin, she feels she has the creative freedom to meld her own personality with the company’s vision. That vision focuses on contemporary design, and Souza says

the term “natural modernism” is a guiding principle. “It’s evolved to a warm modernism,” she says. “We use materials that are common for New England architecture, such as natural wood, but with a more modern application, clean detailing, for homes that really sit in nature.”

The term “natural modernism” is a guiding principle. “ It’s evolved to a warm modernism.” —ARCHITECT HEATHER SOUZA

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Interior Design: GABRIELLE PITOCCO BOVE

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rom the time she was a child, Gabrielle Pitocco Bove had an affinity for creating art. “I would wake up early every a.m., and my mom and I would do crafts,” she says. She took lots of art classes as she grew, but somewhere along the way she had an epiphany of sorts. “I realized I’m not a fine artist,” she says. “I can’t be alone with the art, and by that

I mean I like people too much.” Interior design, she thought, could combine her enjoyment of working with people and her love of creating beautiful things. “I feel like it’s creating art with a purpose,” she says, “and I’m very purpose driven.”

ABOVE: Gabrielle Pitocco Bove, lead designer at Boston’s Eleven Interiors. LEFT: Art and the ocean are the two great loves of Bove’s life. “I was born with a passion for color and a fervent desire to make art,” she says, “and no place inspires me more than the coast.” The convergence of these two loves led to her rug, an abstract view of the shore at sunset. “On a grander scale,” she adds, “it represents the interdependence of nature and art.”

After earning a degree in interior design from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she is now an adjunct professor, Bove worked at a Boston firm where she specialized in designing corporate and hospitality projects. Five years later she transitioned to residen-

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tial design and is now lead designer at Boston’s Eleven Interiors. While the lessons she learned about designing in a commercial setting were invaluable, residential design feeds her passion. “It came back to a love for the creative, the love of art, the love of working with people,” she says. As young as Bove is, she’s already

“ It came back to a love for the creative, the love of art, the love of working with people.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER GABRIELLE PITOCCO BOVE

seeing changes in the design world as she works with her students at Endicott. “What I see that’s similar is the passion for creating spaces that reflect the people who are going to be in them,” she says. What’s different? “The sheer attachment to technology. It’s impressive, the fancy renderings the students can do, but one of my goals is to help them understand that the design is what’s important,” she explains. As her clients and our judges know, Bove clearly practices what she preaches.

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Landscape Architecture: HEATHER HARRIS

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iven that her parents owned a landscaping company and, later, a nursery, you might expect that Heather Harris always knew shrubs, trees, and flowers would be in her future. In fact, she grew up thinking she’d become an engineer or an architect. “I knew I’d do something that had to do with construction and buildings, but I thought I’d build bridges or apartment buildings, not landscapes,” she says. By the time she enrolled as a freshman at Cornell University, however, the idea of landscape architecture had begun to take hold, and although she

considered engineering as a second major, in 2012 she graduated with a degree in landscape architecture. Now senior landscape architect at James Doyle Design Associates in Greenwich, Connecticut, Harris firmly believes there is artistry in her work that

ABOVE: Heather Harris, senior landscape architect at James Doyle Design Associates in Greenwich, Connecticut. LEFT: Harris undertook the challenge of rendering a hard material—the stone she employs in landscape designs—in soft form. Working from a photo of one of her own projects, she used a palette of soft blues and a variety of fiber textures to echo what she does in designing a landscape. “In my work I use stone with different textures and colors to add movement and softness,” she says. “This does the same.”

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goes beyond a garden’s looks. “I love it when something comes out and looks pretty,” she says, “but when you design something that works the way you intended, when people move through the space the way you want them to, I consider that artistry, too.” Her enjoyment of problem-solving drives Harris the most. “We take what we’re given—the house and the land—

and we have to work around them,” she says. “My favorite part of a project is actually doing all the construction documents, and watching a space being built from those documents.” Harris stresses that the landscape contractors and others, the ones who literally do the heavy lifting, are crucial to her success. “My favorite projects are ones where we had a solid, experienced, good team,” she says. Although she’s surprised to be among this year’s 5 Under 40 winners, it’s hardly Harris’s first accolade. In 2018 alone, she won four professional awards for her work. We’re pretty confident that this one won’t be her last.

“We take what we’re given— the house and the land—and we have to work around them.” —LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT HEATHER HARRIS

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Interior Design: MIKA DURRELL

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ika Durrell has had a long love affair with Martha’s Vineyard. Her father, a high-end residential builder, had a project there and persuaded her to spend the summer after her freshman year of college on the island. After her sophomore year, she left school and moved to the island.

“I was called the youngest washashore,” she says with a laugh. After a couple of years of community college and odd jobs, she enrolled at Boston Architectural College, attracted by its work-study model. Studying by night and working for three different architectural firms in Boston by day took her away from

ABOVE: Mika Durrell, principal at Able Moraine in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. LEFT: Durrell’s graphic rug is an homage to her late uncle Don on her mother’s side. “He taught me how to draw, about the principles of perspective and space,” she says. The art he left behind, work she describes as “2-D art that’s spatial, architectural, multi-dimensional, and extremely intricate,” inspired her to create this beauty, crafted with a blend of silk, wool, and hemp that gives it its luxurious texture.

the Vineyard, and so did her post-degree career, marriage, and two children. “I wanted to invest in my career, but I needed life to be simpler,” she says. By serendipity, she got a text from a former classmate asking if she knew anyone who might want to live on the Vineyard year-

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round to work at Hutker Architects. “I was like, ME!” she says. Durrell spent five years at Hutker’s Vineyard office, serving as the firm’s director of interior design. In 2019, she started her own interior design company, Able Moraine, affirming her commitment to the island. The company name was inspired

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by the island itself, a moraine formed by a glacial sheet thousands of years ago. “I think of the incredible energy and power that created this beautiful place,” Durrell says. Able, she adds, is a literal reference to the capabilities of the many talented people it takes working together to create beautiful homes. Able Moraine isn’t island-bound,

however. Durrell and business partner Paul Commito have projects as far away as Hawaii. Neither are they bound to a particular style. “Our work is really diverse,” Durrell says. “We want it to be fun. A good fit with our clients is the most important.”

“Our work is really diverse. We want it to be fun.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER MIKA DURRELL

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esigning a rug isn’t a regular part of the job for our 5 Under 40 winners. In fact, they all confess it was a bit daunting. Fortunately, the experts at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting were there to shepherd the young designers through the process of bringing their beautiful creations into being, a task the team has happily undertaken for twelve years now. “This year, the rug designs were very personal,”

says Eric Brissette, who heads up custom rug production and inventory management at Landry & Arcari. “They related directly to the winner’s profession in some cases, and in others, were inspired by family relationships.” While the pandemic continued to make life difficult in Nepal, where Tibetan weavers craft the rugs, Brissette says the process went smoothly this year—a good thing, since it can

Making a Difference

Like so many students across the globe, the children and women who attend Barakat’s schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan struggled to surmount the challenges of COVID-19. “The schools would be open for a week, then we’d have to close them again,” says the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based organization’s executive director Arti Pandey. “It was a rough year.” We at New England Home are proud of our long association with Barakat. Since the inception of the 5 Under 40 Awards, with the help of New England’s generous design community, we’ve raised $240,000 and counting for the nonprofit. By auctioning off the stunning rugs designed by our 5 Under 40 winners, we’ve helped 75,000-plus boys, girls, and women get an education.

take two weavers several months to bring each of the five-by-eight-foot beauties to life. Wool and silk make up the majority of the materials used, but every now and then an unusual fiber, like the hemp in Mika Durrell’s graphic rug, is added. The rugs will be auctioned off at the September 16 awards celebration, and as always, benefits will go to the nonprofit Barakat.

With the pandemic on the wane, Barakat has big plans on the drawing board, says Pandey, including opening a school in Pakistan that is strictly for girls. “We need to reinforce the value of girls’ education because the past year was rougher for girls than boys,” Pandey says. She’s optimistic that the return to an inperson auction will help swell the organization’s coffers. “There is a real sense of joyousness when people are able to get together again,” she says. She hopes that joy will translate to generosity. For more information about Barakat, visit barakatworld.org.

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Dee Elms, principal, Elms Interior Design, Boston Keith Wagner, founding partner, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Burlington, Vermont Dell Mitchell, principal, Dell Mitchell Architects, Boston

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e have all found out how difficult and challenging life can be, but we are here to help. Don’t let your kitchen or bath remodel add to your frustration. Let the award-winning team at Moniques Bath Showroom help you to navigate through the seemingly endless choices of bathtubs, shower valves, toilets, sinks, vani-

ties, faucets, and medicine cabinets. Our sales staff is the best in the business with well over 100 years of combined industry experience. As an independent showroom, we have no ties to any one manufacturer; in fact, we pride ourselves on carrying the finest products from around the world, and that includes high-end US manufacturers as well.

Moniques is a family-owned business, now including our third generation! We strive to provide the best in customer service and customer satisfaction. Moniques is a must-visit in your kitchen and bath planning. We highly encourage you to call and make an appointment so that we can focus on you and your needs without interruption.

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Monogram

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rom controlled simmers to the perfect sear, Monogram ranges are expertly engineered to perform beyond expectations. Our substantial brassaccented knobs and signature large windows unify the details that make our ranges look, feel, and perform as if they were perfectly designed for you. “Our versatile gas-burner configuration includes two 23,000-

BTU multi-ring brass burners and dual-stack burners, allowing heat settings to go from a gentle simmer to an intense flame. The industryexclusive TrueTemp™ burner offers consistent precision temperature management and also works with the Hestan Cue™ cookware, helping you amplify your cooking experience.” —Heather Guerriero Dans, Monogram Sales Manager

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“The Reinvented Professional Range.”

151 Cohasset Ave. Marshfield, MA 02050 781-206-9334 monogram.com

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t Payne|Bouchier we bring to your project a process that blends your vision and imagination with our experience, expertise, and craftsmanship. We believe that a critical ingredient of a successful project is building a team at the outset that comprises architect, interior designer, landscape architect, and builder. This approach merges ingenious minds into a creative think tank focusing 144

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on ways to achieve your dream. With our rigorous on-site project management team, skilled carpenters, and expert subcontractors we can achieve just about anything. At the same time that we are building a new house on Cape Cod, we will be doing a historically accurate restoration of a Greek Revival house on the North Shore, renovating a Back Bay townhouse, and doing a super sleek build-out

of a Cambridge mid-rise. At our twenty-first-century wood shop, our artisans bring nineteenth-century sensibilities to their craft as they produce cabinetwork, millwork, and staircases. We’ve been constructing beautiful homes for over 35 years in Boston, Cape Cod, the western suburbs, and the North Shore. We’ll find a way to build whatever you desire. We are your dream builder.

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Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders 173 Norfolk Ave. | Boston, MA 02119 617-445-4323 paynebouchier.com

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Snow and Jones, Inc.

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hen remodeling this bathroom, the client wanted to combine coastal and natural elements to create a spa-like space. Bringing light into the dark shower stall, creating better organization in the vanity space, and replacing the surrounded tub with a vessel were key elements that would provide a more relaxed and airy feel. The client chose Becky Carbone of Farmhouse

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Fresh Interiors and partnered with Patti Jones at Snow and Jones to make the perfect plumbing selections. A custom vanity from Mackenzie Custom Carpentry paired with a vessel sink enabled the client to have the look and organization desired. Rounded squares became the theme, and a minimalist tub filler allows the view of native plantings and mature pines to shine through the back win-

dow. The shower was expanded, and replacing the outer wall with glass let natural light in, creating an open and expansive feeling. Patti chose coordinating fixtures to make the shower space functional and luxurious. The client says, “It’s been four months since the completion of our bathroom, and each morning we look forward to enjoying this fresh space all over again!”

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The client’s desire for a Spa-like bathroom was captured by a warm tone custom vanity featuring Kohler vessel sinks. The freestanding tub adds clean sculptural elements with incredible views and the rain shower head and hand shower allow for therapeutic water flows to inspire relaxation.

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Farmhouse Fresh Interiors Norwell, MA & beyond 617-290-3377 beckycarbone@gmail.com farmhousefreshinteriors.com

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

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Every inch of the space is carefully designed to serve a particular function. The tall ceilings and abundance of glass combine with the white floors to balance the design perfectly. The movement on the marble helps to warm up the overall design aesthetic. The large island allows lots of space for prepping, cooking, and interacting with guests. As we all know, everyone gathers around the kitchen—and this one is a conversation starter for sure!

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ain Street @Botellos is a full-service design showroom that takes pride in the ability to navigate clients’ needs from design through installation. The expansive showroom inspires you with an impressive range of styles, colors, woods, and attention to detail with moldings, millwork, and hardware for every room in your home. Benjamin Moore paint complements with color in every corner. Andersen doors and windows displayed throughout give you many options to love the view you see. If you

haven’t experienced walking through Main Street @Botellos, what are you waiting for? Serving Cape Cod and the Islands, the South Shore, and Boston. Our showroom is filled with ideas that define your personal style, and our knowledgeable designers bring a balanced functionality to support the way you live. We invite you to start at Main Street with innovative ideas and limitless possibilities to Make Home Your Favorite Place to Be.

MAIN STREET @BOTELLOS SHOWROOM ENDLESSLY INSPIRING 26 Bowdoin Road Mashpee, MA 508-477-3132 mainstreetbotellos.com

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Classic Kitchens & Interiors approach to the design process, and state-of-the-art cabinetry. The team is with you during every step of the process—from design to delivery.

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

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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 collaborate with homeowners, architects, builders, and interior designers throughout Cape Cod, the Islands, and southeastern New England. Since 1979, Classic Kitchens & Interiors’ focus has been on providing superior craftsmanship, an individualized

This custom kitchen features white cabinets and a mix of materials, including wood, marble, and stainless steel.

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Installations Plus, Inc. 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 more of our completed work. We look forward to making your vision a reality!

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Fieldstone cabinetry, quartz countertops from Silestone, stools from Trade Winds Furniture, light fixtures from Capital Lighting, and Hafele hardware.

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arine Home Center on Nantucket has been serving the community since 1944. Marine’s five-acre campus has become the leader in the highquality resources needed to build, decorate, and live on Nantucket. To showcase the expanding and diverse offerings, Marine’s design team worked to create a new showroom of luxury custom cabinetry and furnishings to complete the Nantucket home. The Cottage inside Marine Home Center is the team’s finished product. With more than 1,500 square feet, The Cottage inspires with the finest in kitchen, living, dining, and bedroom furnishings. We offer a custom approach, a team of design professionals, and the space to explore the different door styles, finishes, and countertops needed to turn your kitchen and bath into your favorite room. Visit The Cottage and our designers will show you the latest in cabinetry, window treatments, and hand-knotted rugs and lighting to complete your cottage project.

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Mid-Cape Home Centers Kitchen & Bath Design

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or over 125 years, Mid-Cape Home Centers has served Cape Cod, the Islands, and southeastern Massachusetts with quality building materials, reliable delivery, custom millwork, and kitchen and bath design services. Their design showroom locations in South Dennis, Orleans, Falmouth, Middleboro, and Martha’s Vineyard hold a variety of kitchen and bath displays along with windows, doors, and millwork. Mid-Cape offers the ideal materials for any project. Add a unique and beauti-

ful touch to your kitchen or bathroom project with Dura Supreme or Omega cabinetry. Finish it off with countertops or vanity tops in stunning styles and colors from brands like Cambria, Viatera, and more. To brighten it up, choose windows and doors by Marvin. Whether for a replacement project or new construction, Marvin’s high-quality windows and doors have been built to stand up to the challenges of coastal conditions. Mid-Cape Home Centers is dedicated to quality, service, and you.

This Martha’s Vineyard kitchen, designed by one of many talented MidCape designers, features Dura Supreme custom cabinetry.

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ack-painted glass is the perfect complement to a modern kitchen. It is an easy-to-clean and colorful solution that offers the minimalist style designers crave. This kitchen, designed with bamboo and windowed aluminum cabinets, features red backsplashes by Oasis Shower Doors & Specialty Glass. Designed, fabricated, and installed by the company, this latest product will give your kitchen a vibrant, contemporary look. Oasis back-painted glass is made with ultra-clear, low-iron glass that

assures perfect color replication every time. Each piece is custom made, with or without faucet and outlet cutouts, to fit the space exactly, even when walls are out of square. The color is applied using a heat-cured, two-coat process for added durability and is available to match any RAL Color Code, Benjamin Moore, or Sherwin-Williams formula. Sizes available up to 70” x 144”. Color options, color clarity, and extreme durability make Oasis back-painted glass perfect for projects large and small.

The red Oasis back-painted glass backsplashes provide an easyto-clean wall covering that offers a vibrant contrast to the natural wood and dark stone in this contemporary kitchen design.

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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

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!

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The Granite Place 374C Cambridge Street Burlington, MA 01803 781-362-4774 thegraniteplaceinc.com

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op Line Granite Design is one of the largest stone fabricators in New England, founded by Edy Ramos in 2003. Mr. Ramos is passionate about the industry and dedicates his time to traveling around the world, visiting quarries to supply the best quality and most unique materials. Top Line Granite Design is known for its high standards in stone, fabrication, and installation, with experienced professionals servicing not only New England, but also the entire country as well as international accounts. The main showroom, located in

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, is more than 10,000 square feet and houses amazing stonework and design ideas for all tastes; it also has a 40,000-squarefoot production line, which has one of the most sophisticated mechanisms in the country. Offering marble, granite, quartzite, soapstone, onyx, quartz, porcelain, slate, and more, we have more than 100 different colors in stock and 2,500-plus slabs in inventory. We have designed, fabricated, and installed more than 100,000 projects for highly satisfied customers.

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ermont Cabinetry has been designing and building custom cabinets since 1982. Our company’s foundation is based on unparalleled quality, service, and value. At VC, you can count on fine quality delivered timely and within budget. We design and build custom cabinetry for every room in your home. We offer a large variety of hardwood species, including exotics, as finely finished, stained, or rustic as you wish. We will provide color and wood pattern

samples as needed, and customers are always welcome to visit our manufacturing facility to view samples and see the process. Fine cabinetry should be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. At Vermont Cabinetry, that means creating features and accessories to make your life easier. We offer a wide array of racks, dividers, pull-outs, shelves, lazy Susans, and more to accommodate all of your work and storage needs.

Vermont Cabinetry 5 Dunning Lane North Walpole, NH 03609 802-463-9930 vermontcabinetry.com

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Designer Duncan Hughes spins Parisian nostalgia into an atelier-inspired Back Bay apartment.

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French doors, painted the same lush Farrow & Ball Sugar Bag Light as the rest of the foyer, lead to the living room. FACING PAGE: A Cole & Son wallcovering on the foyer’s ceiling coordinates with the aquablue wall color. Stained oak, natural maple, and walnut comprise the inlay floor.

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The living room boasts a very French seating configuration with scattered, informal velvet chairs and sofas that can be rearranged to accommodate entertaining in the style of a Parisian salon.

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ewport, Rhode Island, residents Linda Sawyer and John Harris craved a weekend pied-à-terre with Boston character and French flair. When they found a penthouse apartment on Back Bay’s Marlborough Street, they fell for the prime location, the private elevator, and the rooftop deck with 360-degree views of the city and room for the dogs to play. The second they closed on the residence, the couple called their designer. Duncan Hughes had thoughtfully reworked their Rhode Island house, and they needed his eye to rethink their dated 90s-era Boston interiors. Their one request? Give it a French spin, without going over the top. ABOVE: Brassworks Fine Home Details created the custom marble fireplace surrounds. LEFT: The powder

room goes glam with gold Zoffany wallpaper, a vintage Italian mirror, and bubble-glass sconces by Finnish designer Helena Tynell from the 1960s. FACING PAGE: Paolo dining chairs by Studio Van den Akker keep company with a vintage bar cabinet by Baker.

“As a child, I loved Paris apartments and wanted an atelier feel,” says Harris, who spent nine years of his childhood living with his family in the French capital. “We wanted classic yet chic and modern— that je ne sais quoi.” To strike this tone the moment you step off the elevator, Hughes painted the foyer in a rich turquoise. Overhead, coordinating hand-painted wallpaper covers the ceiling. Vintage 1920s sconces and a custom gold mirror accent a chandelier, the only pre-redesign element that stayed. “It feels like entering an old mansion,” Hughes says. “It’s the most Old World of all the rooms, and it just envelopes you at the beginning.” Using a saturated palette throughout, Hughes went bold with blues in the living

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The kitchen’s leopard-themed glass mosaic backsplash features 24-karat gold leaf and adds another Old World element. LEFT: To create this “anti-kitchen,” designer Duncan Hughes skipped whites altogether and opted for Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue walls, made even more mesmerizing with original artwork by Eric Zener. Leather banquettes and gold Jonathan Adler chairs add to the clubby feel.

spaces and lit up the walk-in closet with a glowing Hermès orange—a nod to the French brand the couple appreciates. Key materials such as nubby raw linen, mohair, and velvet further dial in that casual-yetsophisticated feel, while black ironwork— a Parisian signature—adorns the primary bathroom’s custom curving shower, one of many engineering feats the team tackled. Given the 1940s building was constructed after Boston’s Cocoanut Grove fire, the

deadliest nightclub fire in history, teninch-thick concrete walls offer a fireproof, soundproof shell that also made changing anything and everything très difficult. “The whole building is steel beams, concrete, and terra-cotta blocks,” says FBN Construction’s Sejal Chander, who served as a project manager along with Aaron Paz. “We couldn’t drop the ceilings because they weren’t terribly high, so even the lighting plan was a challenge.”

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“We wanted classic yet chic and modern—that je ne sais quois.” —HOMEOWNER JOHN HAR RIS

Deep blues drench the family room where a lounger and sofa from The Bright Group mix with a pair of Casa Design Group swivel chairs and an original oil painting, Twilight, Arcadia, by Dan Goozee.

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The stark black-and-white palette of the primary bath reflects the curving metaland-glass shower created with the help of West Wareham, Massachusetts’s Make Architectural Metalworking. FACING PAGE: Custom scalloped mirrors in gloss black from Mecox make waves with bath fixtures from Lefroy Brooks’s 1900 Classic Black collection.

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Yet the team found a way (with help via structural engineering and radar) to devise a plan that thoughtfully illuminates just the right corners while leaving others dusky. The salon-style living room sports blownglass sconces flanking a custom marble fireplace, while the Prussian blue kitchen’s gold-inlay ceiling panels reflect light and add to the art deco detail around the apartment. “I call this the anti-kitchen,” Hughes says. “I do so many big, bright, white, airy kitchens. This is a late-night kitchen. It’s sexy and dark for midnight Champagne, more like a comfortable club.” True enough, many evenings end in the moody kitchen, where the couple cozies up in the caramel-colored banquettes for candlelit grilled-cheese sandwiches and cold Manhattans. Sawyer, a trained chef, loves the mosaic backsplash of dancing leopards and the dramatic underwater artwork above the table. Like everything in the apartment, the room is filled with interesting elements that Hughes says simply “make you feel like you’re somewhere else.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources. ABOVE: Art deco lines repeat in the primary

bedroom, where a headboard feels architectural alongside a mirrored nightstand that holds a jewel-like lamp. BELOW: Lion-head wall lights from Vaughan flank the fireplace in the primary bedroom, while the walk-in closet glows Hermès orange. FACING PAGE: On the private roof-deck, the couple can soak up 360-degree views from their teak Casa Design Group chairs.

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Beyond the custom-made dining table in this Chilmark home sits the “guest zone,” which includes a wine refrigerator, small sink, and coffee station. The door, painted the same shade of Sherwin-Williams Evergreen Fog as the kitchen island, leads to the garage.

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“Low-maintenance” and “farm” aren’t synonymous. Neither are “barn” and “Martha’s Vineyard.” But a retired Chilmark couple knew what they wanted when they reached out to architectural designers Sherman + Associates and interior designers Carrier and Company, both of whom they had ABOVE: The home’s standing-seam aluminum roof matches the roof on the nearby barn. “It’s a nod to a simple agricultural metal roof,” says architectural designer Tom Carberry. BELOW: In the living room, wainscoting, Designtex grasscloth wallcovering, and a trunkturned-coffee-table make the home feel older than its two years. FACING PAGE: The fireplace mantel was crafted from the same reclaimed yellow pine as the floors. “The mantel was something the homeowner was passionate about,” says designer Jesse Carrier.

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“It’s a very smart house in terms of the floor plan. It’s a modern, open concept that still feels timeless and vintage.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER MARA MILLER

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The dining table, which seats twelve, is so large it requires two Visual Comfort lanterns hanging above. The iron straps on the backs of the chairs echo the lanterns. FACING PAGE: The kitchen includes an island with plenty of space to maneuver. “The homeowner planned to use the island to host casual buffets and wanted to ensure the countertop was generous and uninterrupted without sinks or cooktops,” designer Mara Miller says.

worked with on two previous projects. In addition to a farmhouse-style guesthouse, the husband longed for an auxiliary barn “à la Bunny Williams,” he says, referencing the famed designer’s Connecticut estate. So a threshing barn estimated to have been built between 1810 and 1820 was disassembled in Vermont, shipped to the Vineyard,

and reassembled on-site while the husband watched from his lawn chair, Diet Coke in hand. “The barn was the passion of this project,” says architectural designer Tom Carberry. “The guesthouse was a continuation of the barn.” That continuation translates to a farmhouse aesthetic that jells with the

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homeowners’ style and the surrounding town of Chilmark, historically more agrarian than maritime. The couple enlisted Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller to convey provenance and ambience in the home’s interiors. Because this space serves as a guesthouse, primarily for the couple’s two adult children and their growing families, easygoing was key. “We didn’t want to have to hold our breath about who was doing what where,” says the wife.

A faux sisal carpet covers the living room floor, and the position of the sage-green island in the kitchen makes buffet-style dinners seamless. A “guest zone” between the kitchen and dining room boasts a wine refrigerator, small sink, and coffee station so visitors can help themselves without opening every cupboard in the kitchen, says Carrier. Though the home was built in 2019, the design team’s thoughtful touches detract from its newness. A grasscloth

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BELOW: The auxiliary barn, built in Norwich, Vermont, in the early 1800s for hay storage, hosts everything from tricycle races to work-from-home sessions. RIGHT: The screened porch, which served as the location for the homeowners’ daughter’s wedding dinner last year, can be quickly reconfigured depending on the occasion.

wallcovering in the living room hearkens back to the farm that originally stood on the land, explains Carrier. Reclaimed old-growth yellow-pine floors convey timelessness. Sourced from Cataumet Sawmill, the floors purportedly originated from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, during the time when the hospital treated some of its most famous patients. “Not everyone can say Sylvia Plath and James Taylor walked on their floors,” says the wife with a laugh. The storytelling extends to the furnishings. Chappaquiddick woodworker Collins Heavener fabricated the dining room tabletop from two wood planks

sourced from a sustainable forest in Suriname. RT Facts in Kent, Connecticut, custom designed the table’s base. Most of the dining, however, happens on the screened porch, designed to be reconfigured at a moment’s notice depending on the occasion. The porch connects to both the kitchen and an outdoor deck with a barbecue. “It’s a very smart house in terms of the floor plan,” says Miller. “There’s a practicality to it along with some wow moments— it’s a modern, open concept that still feels timeless and vintage.” The husband’s must-have barn, of course, epitomizes the vintage. It houses

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a Ping-Pong table and sitting area and has served as everything from a genderreveal-party location to a kid’s rainy-day roller-skating rink. Making it even more poignant, the barn was the final project of Ken Epworth, owner of now-shuttered Vermont-based The Barn People, who passed away shortly after the rebuild was complete. Epworth sat right next to the husband in his own lawn chair and explained the ins and outs of the entire process during the reconstruction. “The barn was a crazy, wonderful addition,” says the wife. “One look at it, and there’s no doubt you’re in farm country, not whaling country.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A reproduction of historical wallpaper from Adelphi

Paper Hangings makes a statement in the primary bedroom. A grassclothwrapped mirror hangs above the secretary. Bathrooms the homeowners encountered while living in Europe inspired the primary bath, with its Calacatta gold marble on the floors and walls in the all-in-one tub/shower area. FACING PAGE: “This is my favorite room in the house,” says the wife of the upstairs guest bedroom. “Every child wants to sleep here.”

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Tom Carberry,

Sam Sherman, Sherman + Associates INTERIOR DESIGN: Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller,

Carrier and Company Interiors BUILDER: Geoff Kontje, 41 Degrees North

Construction LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Jennifer Anderson

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A thoughtful renovation rekindles the longtime owners’ love for their Newton home. Text by ROBERT KIENER Photography by MICHAEL J. LEE Styled by JACI CONRY

Like the rest of the home’s renovation, the entryway/foyer was stripped back to the studs. New custom paneling, painted white to open up the space, replaced the original dark paneling. FACING PAGE: In the dining room, a still life by Israeli artist Ori Gersht overlooks a Dakota Jackson Macassar ebony table lit by Ralph Pucci’s Oval Cumulus fabric-and-nickel chandelier.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The renovation

of the 100-plus-year-old English manorstyle home included new landscaping by Symbio Design. A geometric smoky-gray rug anchors the living room, which features a new statuary marble fireplace surround, twin swivel chairs, and leather and woodframed couches. A Mattaliano chair sits beside a glass-topped Gravitational Forces coffee table with a steel-and-bronze base.

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It was time to downsize. Or was it? After some forty years in their much-loved, centuryold, Newton, Massachusetts, home, the owners, who had raised a family in the 6,000-square-foot English manor-style space, decided it was time to sell and buy something smaller. “Their children were grown, and they’d been empty nesters for a while,” says David Boronkay, owner of the architectural firm Slocum Hall Design Group. “They planned to move to a condo being built in Boston.”

However, when the couple walked through the new condo, they changed their minds. “They felt it was simply too small and didn’t meet all their needs,” remembers Boronkay. “So they decided to renovate and redesign their Newton home to give them everything they wanted.” While a modern kitchen sourced from kitchen manufacturer SieMatic in Boston topped their musthave list, the scope of the restyling soon expanded.

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“THE OWNERS KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED TO ADD AND CHANGE.” —ARCHITECT DAVID BORONKAY

A painting by Sigalit Landau hangs on the dining room wall; the custom-made ebonized china chest features high-gloss ebony-veneer cabinet doors. FACING PAGE: The small, cozy den/TV room includes cream-colored curtains, gold-leaf wallpaper on the ceiling, and walls painted aubergine.

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The kitchen’s custom-designed banquette is made of faux leather to help, as designer Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh notes, breakfasters “slide into” the space. The wood table is from Keith Fritz, and the painting is by Melanie Daniel. FACING PAGE: The home’s former kitchen space was gutted, reconfigured, and replaced with a kitchen built by SieMatic that includes a marble-topped island.

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“WE WORKED HARD TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. THERE’S A SENSE OF CONTINUITY—AND CONSISTENCY—THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.” —INTERIOR DESIGNER CAROLINA TRESS-BALSBAUGH

After consulting with Boronkay and interior designers Manuel de Santaren and Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh, the couple decided to redo their furnishings and transform their second-floor primary suite by replacing a guest bedroom, sunroom, and bathroom with his-and-her closets and bathrooms and a sitting room. The second floor also includes a guest bedroom and office. Other additions included a new attached garage and a radiant-heated cobblestone driveway. “We heated the driveway so there would be no

worries about slipping or falling on ice,” explains Boronkay. “It was a real team effort making these changes. Also, because the owners had lived in the home for so long, they knew exactly what they wanted to add and change. That made all of our jobs that much easier.” When Marc Kaplan, president of Sanford Custom Builders, learned of the changes the couple envisioned, he suggested upgrading and reengineering all the home’s services, from electric to plumbing to HVAC. “The job became a total gut renovation,” he

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ARCHITECTURE:

David Boronkay, Slocum Hall Design Group INTERIOR DESIGN: Manuel de Santaren, Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh, Manuel de Santaren BUILDER: Marc Kaplan,

Sanford Custom Builders LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Symbio Design

LEFT: The primary bedroom showcases

a leather headboard, lavender-andcream satin curtains, and matching bedside tables. BELOW: A small settee and a drink table in the bedroom set the scene for relaxation. FACING PAGE: The newly designed dressing room includes custom-made built-ins with glass doors, a bench, and an islandlike marble-topped chest of drawers lit by a glass-globed chandelier.

remembers. “We tore all of the home’s plaster and lath walls down to the studs so the subcontractors could add new wiring, plumbing, and a hydro-air heating system.” The high-tech heating system replaced a former hot-water system, so all radiators were removed. The team also added new trim, baseboards, and crown molding throughout the home. Instead of replacing the plaster walls with drywall, they used blue board—which lends itself to smoother textures—with a plaster coating. “The walls still have that classic plaster look,” Kaplan explains. Because the owners have an extensive art collection, especially paintings, the interior designers chose a neutral color palette that features creams, grays, and robin’s-egg blue so as not to overpower the artwork. “We worked hard to keep it simple,” says TressBalsbaugh. “There’s a sense of continuity—and consistency—throughout the house that helps create logical transitions from one room to another.” For example, the kitchen’s wooden floors are painted light gray to echo the color scheme used elsewhere in the home. Boronkay speaks for the entire design team when he says, “It is a very beautiful older home, and we all worked together to respect the architecture of the house while pleasing the owners. It was a labor of love.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Designed by Marcus Gleysteen Architects, this contemporary Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, retreat throws off traditional notions of what a lake house should look like. FACING PAGE: Sunlight plays through gaps in a pergola under which a wall of sliding glass doors connects the kitchen and living area to the outdoors.

A MODERN LAKE HOUSE DEFIES CONVENTION BY EMBRACING ITS ENVIRONMENT. Text by DEBRA JUDGE SILBER Photography by GREG PREMRU Produced by KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

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Handmade tiles from Heath Ceramics and Douglas fir ceilings bring the colors of nature into the living room. FACING PAGE: Stocky fir beams with steel detailing frame the custom door at the main entrance. At a glance, the home’s simplicity belies the high craftsmanship behind it. “There was a lot of behind-the-scenes work to make everything line up,” says builder Tony Bourque.

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pend time on a lake, and you’ll notice the water has two colors. One is a resplendent blue that floats under the slanted light of the rising or setting sun. The other is a blinding white that ignites the surface at the height of the day. 199

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Rather than dictate style, interior designer Atsu Gunther directed her clients to sources that offered the unique, handcrafted look they desired. Croft House, in Los Angeles, became a favorite, supplying the living room’s sofa, marbletopped table, and cabinet. Gunther unified the pieces with a rug from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, a painting by Boston artist John Vinton, and a striking photograph by Roger Palframan.

“The sensory connection to the landscape— being able to listen to the lake, feel the breeze, and have the view—is very important.” —PROJECT ARCHITECT ROBYN GENTILE The brother and sister who approached architect Marcus Gleysteen for ideas about designing their shared retreat on New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee hadn’t thought much about this blue-water, white-water thing before. But, says the sister, “As soon as he started talking about it, I knew the kind of light he was talking about.” They also knew that Gleysteen’s focus on the lake—rather than the conventional rules of what a lake house ought to look like— meant he was the architect they needed to hire. “He understood that we didn’t want some fantasy, that we wanted him to guide us in designing a house to fit the site,” her brother adds. “He understands how architecture is part of nature.” Nature already had a decisive hand in the project. In 2014, a lightning strike destroyed the forty-something-year-old house on the lot, which was owned by the siblings’ father. His two children bought the property from him and planned to build a peaceful, low-maintenance retreat for both their families.

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A walnut-and-metal dining table designed by Gleysteen catches sunlight from across the room. The globular lighting is by Bocci. FACING PAGE: The contemporary kitchen picks up the same color of tile used around the living room fireplace to brighten a recessed wall with open shelving. A blend of heartwood and sapwood in the Douglas fir island and ceilings creates a range of honeyed tones that complement the reclaimed heart-pine floors and vintage counter stools.

Gleysteen and project architect Robyn Gentile began by reorienting the existing footprint to the south to maximize those luscious blue-water views. From there, the 4,836-square-foot house took shape as an assemblage of rectangles, with wide windows facing the lake. The interior was organized accordingly: rooms where their clients would spend the most time—the two primary bedroom suites, living room,

dining area, and kitchen—face the lake, with windows that open to admit air from multiple directions. “The sensory connection to the landscape—being able to listen to the lake, feel the breeze, and have the view, the daylight—is very important,” says Gentile. Yet Gleysteen and Gentile didn’t plan to invite all of the lake’s sights and sounds inside. The removal of trees damaged by the

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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: The two primary bedrooms are situated for maximum lake exposure, but the windows are positioned to guard the occupants’ privacy. The adjoining bath features a glass-tile shower and deep soaking tub from Victoria + Albert. A shiplap wall and handcrafted bed from Croft House introduce texture without disturbing the room’s simple lines.

ARCHITECTURE: Marcus Gleysteen, Robyn Gentile, Marcus Gleysteen Architects INTERIOR DESIGN:

Atsu Gunther, Atsu Gunther Design BUILDER: Tony Bourque,

Burpee Hill Construction LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Greg Grigsby, Pellettieri Associates

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“The house is a piece of sculpture that you live in.” —ARCHITECT MARCUS GLEYSTEEN

lightning strike left the property exposed to a continuous parade of kayakers, waterskiers, and pontoon boats. So the architects lifted the windows in the upper bedrooms and added a lake-facing pergola for shelter and a visual barrier. Strategic plantings by landscape architects Pellettieri Associates also reestablished boundaries. Other factors shaped the house as well. A twenty-five-foot height restriction, coupled with the clients’ desire to offset

energy consumption, translated to a flat roof that maximizes ceiling heights while hiding a forty-six-panel solar array. Combining photovoltaics with a high-velocity hydro-air-conditioning system and meticulously sealed exterior walls qualified the house as net-zero, meaning it can generate as much energy as it uses, says builder Tony Bourque. The interior, where Douglas-fir ceilings, heart-pine floors, and handmade

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Passing boaters see no sign of the rooftop solar panels that supply the house with electricity. The lake-facing pergola, meanwhile, lets homeowners engage with passersby—or not. “You can hang out and wave to the boats, or turn your back, keep your shades on, and focus on your book,” says Gleysteen. FACING PAGE: A concrete coffee table from CB2 anchors a seating area facing the outdoor fireplace. Stones that project slightly from the fireplace face are used to hold candles at night.

tiles provide all the ornamentation necessary, expresses a similar economy. Interior designer Atsu Gunther let the color and craftsmanship of those elements stand out, with a limited palette of black and white. Furnishings, chosen by the homeowners with recommendations from Gunther, mix vintage and easy-care pieces with a casual

mien that fits the home’s purpose as well as its design. “The house is a piece of sculpture that you live in,” says Gleysteen. “It has to function as a house, and it has to be livable. You can’t let beauty compromise function, and you can’t let function compromise beauty.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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FARMING OUT This fifty-eight-acre estate features a unique provenance, a prized location, and something for everyone. It includes historic Runnymede, a working equestrian farm once owned by Peter Fuller, a philanthropist and thoroughbred expert who bred and kept horses there until the early 1980s. The property is in North Hampton, New Hampshire, on the banks of the Little River, an estuary that flows to the ocean. Listing agent Tony Jalbert describes it as a peaceful seaside spot with ocean views, amid rolling meadows and pastures, with river and marsh frontage protected by extensive conservation land. Such a diverse landscape makes for some lovely fall foliage viewing. The farm includes a twelve-

stall barn, paddocks, a riding/jumping arena, and a caretaker’s residence, but the farm is just one of five parcels included in the sale. Designed in the classic Shingle style in 2003, the elegant main residence sits on approximately nine acres. There’s a carriage house with garage and guest quarters above; a separate, charming guesthouse (with a 6,000-square-foot storage building behind it); and yes, a sheep barn that includes some nine acres of electrified fencing for livestock grazing. Jalbert, who

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ISLAND TIME This magical property—an extraordinary eighty-six-acre private island—is being offered by the son of its original owners, for whom it was a dream come true, according to listing agent Jasmin Moulton. The compound includes three residences and surroundings so unspoiled the island feels like a wildlife preserve (deer are plentiful, the staff keeps chickens, and there’s even a white peacock in residence). The estate sits on Maine’s Hope Island, not far from Chebeague Island in Casco Bay and twenty minutes by boat from Portland. A master builder designed

and constructed the house for his own family, so he spared no details, especially in the infrastructure. The property can only be accessed by water (its reinforced roads allow a barge to pull up to a ramp and unload cargo) or helicopter (while there’s no designated helipad, one can land on the island). At just under 7,000 square feet, the Mediterranean-style main house boasts mahogany millwork, including a showstopping staircase with an exquisite balustrade. The common rooms have a clubby feel: there’s a formal dining room and expansive kitchen, three

bedroom suites, a gym, and an executive office. Panoramic ocean views from every room and multiple balconies make leaf peeping a breeze. Two guesthouses, a tavern, chapel, boathouse, multiple staff and caretaker apartments, an equestrian barn, storage barns, and sundry multi-use outbuildings complete the island. Walking onto this property is like setting foot in a fairy tale, says Moulton. “The owners just hope they can find a nice steward, someone to take care of the majestic place going forward,” she says. CONTACT: Jasmin Moulton, Legacy

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FINE ART Designed to impress as much as showcase an extensive art collection, this Stowe, Vermont, property is both rustic and refined. Listing agent Geoffrey Wolcott likes to describe it as the epitome of “casual luxury.” Indeed, it is luxurious. The home was thoughtfully constructed of the finest natural materials—hammered stone, polished steel, smooth heart pine. The floor plan is open, and yet there are places that invite solitude. Expansive windows and multiple outdoor spaces offer a variety of vantage points from which to enjoy the changing seasons. This property’s list of amenities includes a lavish owner’s suite housed in a twostory tower, a separate guesthouse, and an Ipe-and-steel bridge that leads through a hemlock forest to a gallery/studio with translucent roof. Staff quarters perch

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above heated garages that can accommodate twelve-plus vehicles. An eighteen-hole miniature golf course, sculpture garden, and pond stocked with rainbow trout offer recreation opportunities. But even with all that luxury, the home exudes a sense of casualness; it’s not formal or fussy in any way. Wolcott loves the ease with which you move through its rooms, how approachable it is, and the many ways it welcomes you. CONTACT: Geoffrey Wolcott, Four Seasons

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Resources |

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COASTAL CONNECTION PAGES 45–52 Architecture: Elliott Architects, Blue Hill, Maine, 207-374-2566, elliottarchitects.me Builder: Jon D. Woodward & Sons, Sedgwick, Maine, 207-359-2541 Landscape design: Todd Richardson, Richardson & Associates, Saco, Maine, 207-286-9291, richardsonassociates.com Structural engineer: Paul Becker, Thornton Tomasetti, Portland, Maine, 207-245-6060, thorntontomasetti.com Lighting design: Peter Knuppel, Peter Knuppel Lighting Design, Sullivan, Maine (retired) A CABIN BY THE SEA PAGES 57–59 Interior design: Annsley McAleer, Annsley Interiors, Boston, 617-266-1426, annsleyinteriors.com Builder: Colby Chase, Chase Construction, Wells, Maine, 207-6466703, chaseconstruction.com Cabinetry: Barry Chase, The Webhannet Co., Wells, Maine, 207-646-6703, thewebhannetco.com HIDDEN JOYS PAGES 60–62 Architecture: W. Edward Pitts III, Charles R. Myer & Partners, Cambridge, Mass., 617-876-9062, charlesmyer.com Interior design: Elana Rudiger, Elana Rudiger Interior Design, Winchester, Mass., 917-319-2420, elanarudigerdesign.com Cabinetry: Karla Monkevich, Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers, Stoughton, Mass., 781-573-1500, cabinetmakers.com SUNNY SIDE UP PAGES 64–66 Kitchen design: Melinda Guglietta, Bespoke of Winchester, Winchester, Mass., 781-570-2210, bespokeofwinchester.com Builder: Thoughtforms, Acton, Mass., 978-263-6019, thoughtforms-corp.com HEART OF THE HOME PAGES 68–72 Architecture: John Battle, Battle Associates Architects, Concord, Mass.,

978-369-1805, battlearchitects.com Interior design: Janice Battle, Beyond the Garden, Concord, Mass., 978-337-0916, beyondthegarden.com Cabinetry: Paul Reidt, Karla Monkevich, Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers, Stoughton, Mass., 781-573-1500, cabinetmakers.com Stained glass: Robert Stump Studios, Poughquag, N.Y., 845-464-0600, robertstumpstudios.com Builder: Wood & Clay, Gilford, N.H., 603-524-3128, woodandclay.com BLUE STREAK PAGES 74–76 Architecture: Sam Kachmar, Sam Kachmar Architects, Cambridge, Mass., 617-800-6223, kachmardesign.com Interior design: Nancy Serafini, Nancy Serafini Interior Design, Boston, Nantucket, Mass., Okatie, S.C., 617-413-3388, nancyserafini.com Builder: FBN Construction, Boston, 617-333-6800, fbnconstruction.com Cabinetry: Paula Accioly, Jewett Farms + Co., Boston, 978-961-1538, jewettfarms.com WATER WORLD PAGES 90–97 Architecture and interior design: JP Couture, JP Couture, Architect, Providence, 401-621-1861, couturedesignassociates.com Builder: Glenn Parker, Parker Construction, East Providence, R.I., 401-427-8500, parkercci.com Interior millwork: Jutras Woodworking, Greenville, R.I., 401-949-8101, jutraswoodworking.com Decorative plasterwork: Clayton Austin, Boston Ornament Company, Allston, Mass., 617-787-4118, bostonornament.com Library lighting design: Evelyn Audet, Evelyn Audet Lighting Design, East Providence, R.I., 401-435-3688, evelynaudet.com Bronze balcony fabrication: Concentric Fabrication, Somerset, Mass., 508-672-4098, concentricfab.com Custom leather sofa: Paul Bergeron, PJ Bergeron, New Bedford, Mass., 508-644-7126, pjbergeron.com Seashell installation: Christa Wilm, Christa’s South Seashells, West Palm

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Beach, Fla., 561-254-1853, csseashell.com Murals, faux painting, and gilding: Luke Randall, Pompeii Paints, 401-295-8211, lukemrandall.com Custom chandelier: Emmett Barnacle, Pawtucket, R.I., 401-374-1214, emmettbarnacle.com FRENCH CONNECTION PAGES 162–175 Interior design: Duncan Hughes, Joanne Nhip, Duncan Hughes Interiors, Boston, 617-426-1440, duncanhughes.com Builder: Andy Patterson, John Ramsdell, Sejal Chander, Aaron Paz, FBN Construction, Boston, 617-333-6800, fbnconstruction.com Interior millwork: Chris Rice, Furniture Design Services, Peabody, Mass., 978-531-3250, furnituredesignservices.com Cabinetry: Heather Kahler, Rachel Murphy, Downsview of Boston, Boston, 857-317-3320, downsviewkitchens.com Landscape design: Pamela Rodgers, Verde Garden Design, Newport, R.I., 401-619-0562, verdegardendesign. com; Edward MacLean, Tom Kroon, Potted UP, Boston, 617-504-4139, pottedup.com Audio/video design: Thomas Thayer, Michael Farris, Creative Systems, Hopkinton, Mass., 508-655-2262, creativesys.com Lighting design: Sergio Mazon, Mazon Lighting Design, Boston, 617-5018822, mazonlighting.com Curtain fabrication: Marie Chaput, Ed Cavallo, Thread, Ashland, Mass., 508-429-5606, threadworkroom.com Metal fabrication: Paul Meneses, Chris Brum, Make Architectural Metalworking, West Wareham, Mass., 508-273-7603, makearchmetal.com Shutter fabrication: Back Bay Shutter Co., Woburn, Mass., 781-221-0100, backbayshutter.com Fireplace mantel fabrication: Brassworks Fine Home Details, Boston, Newton, Mass., 617-244-3900, finehomedetails.com BREATHE EASY PAGES 176–185 Architecture: Tom Carberry, Sam Sherman, Sherman + Associates,

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Vineyard Haven, Mass., 508-693-8311, shermanadesign.com Interior design: Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller, Carrier and Company Interiors, New York, N.Y., 212-706-1025, carrierandcompany.com Builder: Geoff Kontje, 41 Degrees North Construction, Edgartown, Mass., 508-783-6442, 41degreesn.com Interior millwork and cabinetry: Crown Point Cabinetry, Claremont, N.H., 800-999-4994, crown-point.com Landscape design: Jennifer Anderson Design & Development, Wilton, Conn., 203-834-9666, jenniferanderson-designs.com Landscape contractor: Working Earth Organic Gardening & Landscaping, Edgartown, Mass., 508-627-7094, workingearthmarthasvineyard.com Upholstery: Vineyard Decorators, Vineyard Haven, Mass., 508-693-9197, vineyarddecorators.com

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SECOND ACT PAGES 186–195 Architecture: David Boronkay, Slocum Hall Design Group, Watertown, Mass., 617-744-6399, slocumhalldesign.com Interior design: Manuel de Santaren, Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh, Manuel de Santaren, Boston, 617-330-6998, manueldesantaren.com Builder: Marc Kaplan, Sanford Custom Builders, Wellesley Hills, Mass., 781-416-7007, sanfordcustom.com Landscape design: Symbio Design, Cambridge, Mass., 617-921-4254, symbio-design.com OUT OF THE BLUE PAGES 196–207 Architecture: Marcus Gleysteen, Robyn Gentile, Marcus Gleysteen Architects, Boston, 617-542-6060, mgaarchitects.com Interior design: Atsu Gunther, Atsu Gunther Design, Boston, 617-784-3311, atsugunther.com Builder: Tony Bourque, Burpee Hill Construction, Newport, N.H., 603477-4782, burpeehillconstruction.com Landscape design: Greg Grigsby, Pellettieri Associates, Warner, N.H., 888-826-2275, pellettieriassoc.com

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Advertiser Index A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring  209

Hammer Architects  91

Paragon Landscape Construction  81

Able Moraine  98

Hawthorn Builders  95

Payne|Bouchier Fine Builders  144–145

Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc.  126

Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers  36–37

Pellettieri Associates, Inc.  41

Bannon Custom Builders  87 BauTeam  93 Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling  148 Better Business Bureau  226 Bisousweet Confections  125 Boston Architectural College  55 Boston Beer Company  125 Boston Design Week  216 Boston Stone Restoration  227 Botello Home Center  149 Burpee Hill Construction, LLC  78 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.  75 California Closets  47 Carolyn Thayer Interiors  65 Catherine Truman Architects  113 Charles R. Myer & Partners, Ltd.  51

Hutker Architects  14–15

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders  69

Installations Plus, Inc.  151

PRG Rugs  159

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (Bulfinch Awards)  225

R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc.  115

Jamestown LP/Boston Design Center  35 Janine Dowling Design, Inc. 53 Jennifer Palumbo, Inc.  89 Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc.  67 Kitchen Views at National Lumber  136–137 Knickerbocker Group  228 KVC Builders  2–3 LaBarge Homes  40 Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting  103 Latte Boston  215 LDa Architecture & Interiors  28

Christopher Pagliaro Architects  79

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, Inc.  63

Christopher Peacock  10–11

Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.  4–5

Circa Lighting  43

Light New England  219

Clarke Distribution Corporation  130–131

Longfellow Design Build  138–139

Classic Kitchens & Interiors  150

Mandarina Interior Design Studio  31

Clay Hill Farm  222

Marine Home Center  152

Crown Point Cabinetry  132–133

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC  86

Crown Select  18–19, 132–133 Cumar, Inc.  77 Daher Interior Design  1

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Dan Gordon Landscape Architects  123

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, LLC  158

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse  105

Mid-Cape Home Centers  153

Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply  83

Minotti  71

Divine Design Center  32–33

Moniques Bath Showroom  140–141

Dolphin Insulation  208

Monogram  142–143

Downsview Kitchens  inside front cover

Moss Pure  217

Elms Interior Design  12–13

MWI Fiber-Shield  73

FBN Construction Co., LLC  outside back cover

Nicole Hogarty Designs  160

Fine Furnishings Shows Providence  225 Flavin Architects  85 Fòssiel, Inc.  20–21 Frank Webb Home  134–135 Gregory Lombardi Design  119

Northern Outdoor Lighting  211 Oak Hill Architects, Inc.  127 Oasis Shower Doors/Specialty Glass  154 Ogunquit Playhouse  222 Onyx Corporation  22–23 Opus Master Builders  111

Rob Bramhall Architects 99 Robin Gannon Interiors, LLC  26 Roche Bobois  8–9 Sea-Dar Construction  54 Sherman + Associates, LLC  38 Shope Reno Wharton  213 Siegel Associates  219 Snow and Jones  146–147 SoWa Power Station  109 Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom  128 Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture  217 Sudbury Design Group, Inc.  16–17 SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge  44 Systems Design & Integration, Inc.  24–25 Taste  117 The Granite Place  155 The MacDowell Company, Inc.  27 The Tilery at Tree’s Place  220 TMS Architects  6–7 Top Line Granite Design, LLC  156 TSP Smart Spaces  107 Venegas and Company  56 Vermont Cabinetry  157 Weezie Towels  42 Wiggly Bridge Distillery  121 WKP Construction  61 Youngblood Builders, Inc.  39 ZEN Associates, Inc.  96–97

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