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200 Tudor Time It was love at first sight for Katie Rosenfeld, and she’s in it for the long haul.

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The Good Life 238 On the Market Exceptional properties for sale in our region. 244 Design Dispatches Read up on industry news and mark your calendars for these must-attend events. 246 The Scene A look back at a host of design-related events. 254 Required Reading The latest and greatest design books you need for your collection. 264 Last Look Designer Patrick Planeta channels his inner rock star at Backstage at The Verb Hotel. Special SectionsMarketing 153 Distinctive Kitchens and Baths 231 B eyond New England In Every Issue 34 Editor’s Note 258 Resources 262 Advertiser Index

92 Artistry Photographer Jim Westphalen races against time to find beauty in decay. 100 In the Studio Richard Wrightman’s madeto-order campaign furniture epitomizes a get-up-and-go lifestyle. 108 Past Perfect These two kitchens pay homage to their twentieth-century origins while meeting their twenty-first-centuryowners’needs.

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The rolling terrain of a coastal estate connects new and old buildings with activities the homeowners love. 53 Kitchens We Love Beauty meets function in these kitchen renovations, which are as hardworking as they are stylish. 58 Things We Love All the barstools, hardware, and tile you need to make your kitchen shine. 74 Smith on Style Editor at Large Clinton Smith sits down with Charles Spada to discuss his new SoWa showroom. 80 Good B ones

One designer couple proves that when it comes to building the perfect house, bigger isn’t always better.

Here & There 114 Destination Design National brands dominate downtown Westport, Connecticut, but a boutique shopping district rewards those who walk across the river. 122 5 Under 40 Meet the talented young design professionals who make up our thirteenth annual slate of winners.


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34 Maybe it’s because it’s our anniversary issue (happy seventeenth, New England Home!), but the September-October edition always feels celebratory. Traditionally our biggest of the year, this feast du jour includes several more courses. And while our featured homes are Boston-centric, we’ve packed our front section, Here & There, with showpiece kitchens, state ment-making accoutrements, and design discoveries from throughout New England. Have you visited Westport, Connecticut, lately? A town already well-known for chic shopping has turned up the luxe factor with several new boutiques just over the river. Are you captivated by the wilder, more remote corners of our region?

You’ll also want to mark your design calendar for the first-ever SoWa Design Days on October 5 and 6. We’re thrilled to partner with GTI Properties and the Charles Spada Showroom to shine the spotlight on our own neighborhood, the SoWa Art + Design District in Boston’s South End. An inspiring program of panel discussions and guest speakers will be announced soon. Cheers to another year of the very best of New England residential design!

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The Kaleidoscope Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to amplifying BIPOC voices in the design industry, teamed up with seven interior designers to reimagine a 1906 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, firehouse into four residential units. The revi talized space focuses on sustainability and the integration of local trade services. You may recall that last year, The Kaleidoscope Project led a vibrant update of Lenox, Massachu setts’s Cornell Inn, with each guest room designed around a theme.


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You need to see Vermont-based commercial-photographer-turned-fine-artist Jim Westphalen’s large-scale prints. And adding to the revelry is our annual homage to New England’s next generation of residential designers. Read all about this year’s 5 Under 40 winners on page 122, and be sure to congratulate them in person at our celebration on September 15. In addition to the awards ceremony, there will be a live auction of the winners’ original one-of-kind rugs.


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Text by MEAGHAN O’NEILL | P hotography by RICHARD MANDELKORN For a nineteen-acre property on Cape Cod, the design team imagined a pool and recreation area that functions as a central meeting hub for the homeowners’ family and their frequent guests. The 4,600-squarefoot pool house, one of many outbuildings on the grounds, was situated to align views with a salt marsh and the ocean beyond.




The rolling terrain of a coastal estate connects new and old buildings with activities the homeowners love.

42 Here&There | SPECIAL SPACES A s so often happens with renovations, what began as a simple request to replace a screen door on the main house at an estate in Osterville, ideas,Thelocationadvantagehomeownersporch,ledmuchsnowballedMassachusetts,intosomethinggrander.Thescreendoortotheadditionofascreenedwhichwouldallowthetotakebetteroftheirseasideinwarmermonths.porchsparkedevenbiggerandsoonthefamilyhad

TOP TO BOTTOM: The great room at the center of the pool house can be used for intimate gatherings or to host friends or business events. To create flexible space, the structure’s large kitchen features two islands, both set on casters, which can be moved around to accommodate different activities, such as group cooking classes.



On the other end of the pool house is a Japanese-style onsen, or bathing spa, inspired by the homeowner’s travels. The sky-blue lacquered ceiling enhances the soothing effect of the water.

—Architect Michael McClung

decided to undertake a much larger designHavingintervention.acquired neighboring parcels over time, the family’s space had grown to nineteen acres. Historic remnants of an earlier estate dotted the property, which the owners, along with project managers and builders at KVC Builders, architects at Shope Reno Wharton, and landscape architects at Hawk Design, used to develop a master plan that included renovating an eighteenthcentury captain’s house to serve as guest quarters and replicating an open-air tea house and several gardens. Now, these references to the past sit among several

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SPECIAL SPACES a permitting maze,” he adds. “This is a once-in-a-hundred-year project.”

Landscape architect David Hawk thoughtfully designed the grounds as a sequence of spaces that encourages wandering and discovering various casual and formal groves, gardens, and lawns, such as this one by the pool.additional outbuildings, including an other guesthouse, yoga and art studios, and tennis courts.

“There was a puzzle within each parcel,” says Brian Vona, managing partner at KVC Builders, who worked to assemble a team of engineers, ecologists, designers, and builders and negotiate with myriad civic groups, including conservation and zoning boards. “It was

The nucleus of the property is the new 4,600-square-foot pool house. With stunning views of a salt marsh and the ocean, it’s the main activity hub for family and guests. “From a programming standpoint, it acts as a foundation,” says project architect Matthew Lopes of Shope Reno Wharton.


The immersive landscape thought fully weaves together the buildings and gardens, lawns, groves, and terraces that were restored, rebuilt, or newly designed. Consciously devoid of defined walkways and routes (including drive ways, which are hidden along the prop erty’s perimeter), the grounds transition between formal and casual settings with meandering paths that allow passers-through to wander and stumble

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Inside, a professional kitchen with two rolling islands accommodates inti mate gatherings or large events. On the building’s opposite end, separated from the kitchen by a great room, a spa— modeled on a Japanese onsen—offers “a very Zen-like, tranquil environment for reflection,” says Michael McClung, principal in charge and lead designer at Shope Reno Wharton. Underneath the pool house, a wine cellar and pickleball court offer additional ways to unwind.

ABOVE: A shingled pavilion with a fireplace sits between the Har-Tru and platform tennis courts. BELOW: Other outbuildings include a tranquil yoga studio sited near a rehabilitated pond.

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50 Here&There | SPECIAL SPACES upon a bed of flowers here or a sculpture garden there. “The landscape creates a sense of permanence, separation where needed, and a background for all the different kinds of spaces,” says landscape architect David Hawk. “It doesn’t give everything away.” In the end, the homeowners did get their new door and porch, but obviously “it blossomed into so much more,” says McClung. “It’s a tapestry between buildings and landscapes.”

ABOVE: The remnants of a brick tea house inspired the homeowners to weave historical elements of the property into the current design, including a reinvention of that structure—constructed out of granite instead of brick—and its formal gardens.

RIGHT: The space acts as a pretty pass-through, but it’s also used for entertaining. “The masonry on this project is truly phenomenal,” says architect Michael McClung.


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Beauty meets function in these kitchen renovations, which are as hardworking as they are stylish.





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When the owners of this turn-of-the-century Victorian in Winchester, Massachusetts, had the opportunity to renovate and expand, their top priority was building a spacious new kitchen that would serve as the heart of the home. The couple—who love to cook and entertain—called upon architect Chris Brown of b Architecture Studio and interior designer Annie Hall to help them imagine their dream kitchen, which was to include two islands, two sinks, and two dishwashers.

“Their original kitchen was a small pass-through that didn’t have enough counter space or storage,” recalls Brown. “Now it’s a focal point of the home and open to the living, dining, and family areas.” The big gest challenge, according to Brown,

In addition to a nearby walk-in pantry, woven panels adorn

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The architect made sure to leave at least forty-two inches of clearance around the center island.




CABINETRY: Mcintosh & Company PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael J. Lee Hickory accents provide a warm counterpoint to the soapstone countertops, the blue-and-white tiles from Country Floors, and the blue appliances from BlueStar.

“The clients wanted seating at both islands, but the one closest to the range has fewer seats to allow for more storage,” notes designer Annie Hall.


was configuring the large space so that nothing would be too far out of reach. When it came to the aesthetic choices, the architect and designer “bridged the original house and addition by conjuring a clean farmhouse look and employing more modern furnishings,” says Hall, who experimented with various materi als, including reclaimed hickory, tile, soapstone, and woven paneling. “The clients weren’t looking for a white kitch en, so we thought it would be interesting to incorporate lots of different finishes as well as punches of bright blue.”

KITCHENSWELOVE “The kitchen is a focal point of the home and open to the living, dining, and family areas.”

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“The client is a skilled cook, so a lot of thought was put into the cabinet design and where certain items—such as spices and utensils—would go,” says architect Andrew Reck. “The subway tiles reference older kitchens, while the floating shelves make it feel fresh and contemporary,” says the architect.

KITCHENSWELOVE Andrew Reck of Oak Hill Architects was tapped to inject new life into this 1907 residence in Brookline, Massachu setts. “The house has beautiful bones, but it was designed for how people lived 100 years ago, not for today,” explains Reck. “The goal was to transform the home into something that suits this family’s needs and contemporary taste while being respectful of the original


CLEAN AND SERENE structure.” As part of the renovation and expansion, an old service stair was removed and a light-filled keeping room was added onto the kitchen to improve circulation between the kitchen and the rest of the main floor as well as the kitchen and the backyard. Additionally, a new pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room. “The pantry functions as a wet bar, but it feels like an Old World

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butler’s pantry,” says Reck of the sleek space, which features the same cabinetry as the adjacent kitchen and contains plenty of storage for wine and glassware.


“It’s an important element of the main floor’s circulation,” says Reck. “Creating flexible spaces allows the house to breathe. Prior to the renovation the kitchen felt dark and internal, but now there’s tons of natural light and a stronger connection to the backyard.” The custom cabinetry in both the kitchen and pantry is painted Benjamin Moore Eagle Rock, a shade of gray that reminds the client of a handbag.favorite

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62 KITCHENSWELOVE “Creating flexible spaces allows the house to breathe.”

With an aim to blur the distinction between inside and out, we use transparency and axial views to draw the eye to the natural world. Our hand-rendered drawings, models, and computer simulations work together to ensure that our clients understand how a concept will work and convey how the home will look and feel when built.

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Ceiling beams, copper pendant lights, and leather barstools keep the blue-and-white space from feeling sterile.

range and access to a second sink. This second sink sits within a massive twelve-foot island with bar seating at each end. “The layout provides a triangle of interaction,” explains Lilley. “Whoever is cooking can look both right and left to converse with guests. It makes the space feel more vibrant.” And speaking of vibrant, the blue cabinetry is an homage to the client’s love of bright, saturated tones.

Cabinetry painted Benjamin Moore Normandy is paired with Meridian countertops.quartzite

This 1852 Italianate residence in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain had seen better days before architect Jacob Lilley came on board. “The home had been chopped up into apartments and was in complete disrepair,” recalls Lilley. A major focus of the gut-reno vation was a spacious kitchen where the clients could entertain. A cleanup zone occupies the area by the windows, while the cooking zone features a large




A wall of white cabinetry adjacent to the walk-in pantry conceals the refrigerator.

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KITCHENSWELOVE “Whoever is cooking can look both right and left to converse with guests. It makes the space feel more vibrant.”

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A breakfast nook features a twelve-footlong bench.

An alcove for the range is sheathed in a deco-inspired fan-shaped mosaic from DiscoverTile.


The blue is balanced with white cabinetry, while copper, leather, and wood accents lend warmth to the substantial space. “We found some beautiful wood framing in the house during demolition that couldn’t be reused, but we tried to mimic that spirit by installing ceiling beams,” says the architect. “We also designed a glass transom that brings the scale of the room down and reflects the history of the home.”

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“The brass hardware from Waterworks serves as the jewelry in this pantry,” says Conti. To drive home the idea of a jewel-box space, designer Sage Conti enveloped the entire room—including the walls, ceiling, and cabinetry—in Farrow & Ball Oval Room. Sage BuildersPlatt


Brass hardware, a mother-of-pearl scalloped-tile backsplash, and White Rhino marble countertops with blue veining round out the design.

cabinetry; a larger decorative window allows for more natural light while providing an interesting focal point. A variety of smart storage solutions includes pullout corner shelving, a retractable step stool, and a pullout shelf for the client’s stand mixer. “Custom cabinetry is ideal for making the most of a space,” says Julie Dalton of Platt Builders. “We wanted the pantry to feel special, so the cabinetry and millwork are highly detailed.”

Platt Builders installed custom cabinetry that includes a movable shelf for the stand mixer, allowing the client to pull out the heavy appliance with minimal effort. Another feature of the custom cabinetry is a retractable step stool, which measures a mere one-inch thick when folded and stored.

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As part of a kitchen renovation in Carlisle, Massachusetts, designer Sage Conti transformed an existing pantry into a multifunctional work area tailored to the client’s love of baking. “This home owner likes glitz and glam, so we made this pantry her jewel box,” says Conti, who worked with Platt Builders to reconfigure the small space and install new custom cabinetry that maximizes every square inch. One of two entries was closed off to make way for a sink, double wall ovens, and additional

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Our editor at large sits down with Charles Spada to discuss his new SoWa showroom.

esigner, showroom owner, and all-around arbiter of style Charles Spada is taking a moment to reflect. But only a moment. He’s got a lot on his agenda these days, most notably his recent move to a new showroom in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District, which has become a magnet for design-oriented businesses and creatives. Having Spada’s imprimatur only

On the Move

Charles Spada in his new SoWa Art + Design District showroom.

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“We’re finally like ninety-eight-and-ninetenths percent settled in,” says Spada with a laugh shortly after the showroom’s big move. “I was at the Boston Design Center for exactly twenty-five years. I really, really love the change. It’s fresh. It’s a new neighborhood. I’m happy here, and I have a wonderful crew.” Spada established his eponymous interiors firm in 1980, after an accomplished career in fashion in Boston and New York. He was inducted into the New England

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: A grisaille painting on canvas alongside eighteenthcentury Dutch oil paintings on board. A collection of exquisite salts harvested from the French island of Île de Ré are displayed on a painted English pine pewter rack. An assortment of lampshades in various sizes features Fermoie fabrics. Design Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Boston Design Week Awards named him its Mentor of the Year earlier this year. Longtime fans will find Spada 2.0 a bastion of the signature good taste for which he and the showroom have long been known, only more curated and distilled. “We had 5,000 square feet, and now we’ve got a little under 3,000, so lots had to be changed,” admits the designer. That change included parting with a number of the showroom’s one-of-a-kind objects and collectables—400 pieces were sold at auction alone. And while antiques will continue to be part of the repertoire, Spada is more focused on concentrated groupings of items, instead of an amalgama tion of objects. At the time of our conversa tion, a large collection of burled tables was in transit from Europe. (Many of which are already accounted for, if you were wondering.)

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Bespoke lamps by Liz Marsh Designs are part of Spada’s illuminating offerings. A pair of taxidermy frizzle chickens from France mingle among a mélange of unique accessoriesdecorativeandlighting.

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Textiles, wallpapers, furniture, accessories, antiques—and more—are all part of the Spada sourcing and shopping experience. Here are a few highlights.

The Charles Spada collection of furnishings includes lighting such as the Rock Crystal Star Chandelier.

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Another showroom change can be found with textiles and wallpapers. “We’ve taken on some really wonderful new lines,” says Spada. And if upholstery—and lead times— is top of mind, look no further than Spada’s new regional exclusive with the venerable George Smith furniture company. “They have a guaranteed ship of three months, where most manufacturers are eight, nine, ten months,” says Spada. “They’re also very accommodating. You can do anything.”

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C all it the Goldilocks dilemma, home renovation edition. After a major remodel to their Hyde Park, Vermont, house, archi tectural designer Milford Cush man and his wife, interior design specialist Terri Gregory, came to a hard realization: with four build ings and 5,000 square feet of Milford Cushman and Terri Gregory designed their Hyde Park, Vermont, house to “tuck into the natural curves of the landform.” To take advantage of the serene setting, they added a screened porch and sunning deck.gardens to tend, the property they’d called home for thirty-three years was just too big. Cushman, founder and president of Cushman Design Group, is no stranger to the notion of smartly scaled houses that meet—but don’t exceed—their occupants’ needs. “We are very skilled at designing

One designer couple proves that when it comes to building the perfect house, bigger isn’t always better.


This ethos is a defining tenet of his firm and even has its own page showcasing past projects on the Cushman website. When it came to being mindful of intention, there were several things that Cushman and Gregory sought in their

‘just big enough’ houses,” he says, which he explains as “a way to describe an in-depth and very intentional design process centered around what we need.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Thanks to an intricate overlapping roof design, the front entry has a generous protective overhang; the design called for a three-bay garage: one for Cushman, one for Gregory (hers has a clay studio), and one to share. An efficient kitchen/dining area features Cookshire Cabinetry maple cabinets from Country Home Center and a custom Baltic birch table, designed by Cushman Design Group and made by Whitaker Hartt Cabinetry. The streamlined HearthstoneTech Tula woodstove takes the chill off the open-concept main living area.

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Construction used efficient cuts of wood and common materials; all the walls and ceilings of the 2,300-square-foot house are Sheetrock, the windows are costeffective Andersen 100 Series, and the exterior is eastern white pine. The design, however, is anything but com mon. Take the roof, for example: Terri

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—Architectural Designer Milford Cushman

To hit that goal, builder Gregory

The house faces south to capture an abundance of natural light (also a bonus for the thriving raised garden beds). With an eye toward aging in place, the couple wanted the primary living areas all easily accessible on the main floor, while ancillary spaces like Gregory's home office, an extra bedroom, and a family room occupy the lower level.

new build, namely a house, also in Hyde Park, that would capitalize on the winter light, be fully accessible for aging in place, and would adhere to a $230-persquare-foot building cost. “Just big enough,” explains Cushman, “also means being respectful of a budget.”

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TOP TO BOTTOM: This east side view shows the angular offset of the three-bay garage (right) from the main house (left); a coat of Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray stain ties it all together. Gregory and Cushman designed the inviting living room around a Roche Bobois sofa from their previous house. The primary bedroom, says Gregory, gets both the summer and winter sunrise; the queen bed is the Hush bed from Blu Dot. Gregory had admired a shed roof on another project and wanted the same for her own house. The standing-seam metal roof slopes and overlaps, and a large triangular-shaped piece connects the house with a three-bay garage while simultaneously creating an exaggerated overhang at the front entry. Inside, the main level comprises the living and dining rooms, kitchen, and primary bedroom and bath, as well as a screened porch to take in the bucolic TREAD AS LIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE ON THE LAND, SCREENED PORCH AND BEDROOM ARE BOTH BUILT ON POSTS OVER LEDGE IN THE GROUND.


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88 views. To tread as lightly as possible on the land, the screened porch and bed room are both built on posts over ledge in the ground. This same eye to sustainabil ity is exhibited with the furnishings, all of which (except the dining table and chairs)

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GOOD BONES are from the couple’s previous home. The resulting house—a contemporary take on midcentury modern design—is not too big, not too small. In fact, it is just right.

“At the end of the day,” says Gregory, “we retreat to the screened porch, following the sun.” The coveted space, which is framed in locally band-sawn hemlock, doubles as a peaceful spot for morning coffee.

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Norton Barn, Bozeman, Mont. (2020), 60"H x 60"W, limited edition pigment print.race.” His blue eyes sparkle as the blond, sixty-three-year-old, sixfooter pauses for another sip then continues: “I call it a ‘race’ because I’m hoping to capture with my camera the beauty in many of

Preserving the Past


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Photographer Jim Westphalen races against time to find beauty in decay.

ermont-based fine art photographer Jim Westphalen is a man on a mission. As he sits in his photo studio and sips a cup of piping-hot dark-roast coffee, he explains, “I often say that I’m in a


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TOP TO BOTTOM: Wheat Study 1, Roundup, Mont. (2018), 36"H x 36"W, limited edition pigment print. Salisbury Barnscape 1, Salisbury, Vt. (2018), 40"H x 65"W, limited edition pigment print. Salt Marsh Skiff, Cutler, Maine (2019), 30"H x 69"W, limited edition pigment print. the region’s abandoned structures like barns, farm buildings, homes, and even churches. And at the rate they are decaying—and vanishing—I am literally in a race against time. When they are gone, they are gone. Forever.”


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Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Westphalen has called Vermont home since 1996. He spent decades supporting himself as a com mercial/architectural photographer (including shooting countless projects for New England Home) while taking time off to comb the countryside for those vanishing bits of history that catch his eye. He explains that he is attracted to the aesthetics of a weathered, time-ravaged building but also considers himself privileged to be preserving bits of our past. “I feel there are these pieces of American history that are fading. Each tells a story of the “I FEEL THERE ARE AREHISTORYAMERICANPIECESTHESEOFTHATFADING.”

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Portrait by Kendra Dew people who built our nation,” he says. Westphalen creates his images using a vintage four-by-five view camera. To set himself apart from other fine art pho tographers, Westphalen presents his photographs much like painters present their work, mounting each one in a floating frame and varnishing them instead of covering the images with glass. “This helps make the work clean, and there’s no glass to prevent the viewer from getting close to the highly detailed print. I want the experience to be more tactile, as if viewers can ‘enter’

TOP TO BOTTOM: Salt Marsh Sunset, Scarborough, Maine (2019), 42"H x 50"W, limited edition pigment print. Boxcar 8319, Machias, Maine (2018), 40"H x 90"W, limited edition pigment print. Photographer Jim Westphalen. the photograph,” he explains. Westphalen’s series of vanishing structures has struck a chord with buy ers, and he has given up his commercial work to concentrate on his art. He is represented by several galleries through out New England and the West. “Jim’s work really grabs people,” says Theresa Harris, director of Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. “They have this amazing painterly quality and offer intriguing glimpses into New England’s quickly vanishing heritage.”


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Wrightman traces the origins of his modern inter pretation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century campaign furniture to two influences: his love of all things military (he grew up with an Army father and then spent three years serving himself), and his fascination with fashion. After studying clothing design in Los Angeles, Wright man packed his bags for NYC



Richard Wrightman ’s made-to-order furniture epitomizes a get-up-and-go lifestyle.


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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: When an interior designer asked for a chair without arm straps, the MacLaren Dining Chair 02 was born. The Collins Folding Bar Table, designed in 2013 for Studio Reed in London, features legs that nest together and bridle-leather straps to support the upper tray. Furniture designer Richard Wrightman.

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—Furniture designer Richard Wrightman

102 Here&There | IN THE STUDIO in 1991, where he designed footwear for three years before transitioning to furniture with a collection of lamps. That’s when a lack of production experience slowed him down—briefly. “Knowing how things are made informs their design,” he explains. So he paid a visit to architectural metal fabricator John Milich. Duly impressed by Wrightman’s portfolio of lamps, Milich recruited him for his company, Product and Design, where Wrightman revved into overdrive. Three and half years later, he was ready to forge his own line of furniture. Something deep in Wrightman’s core loves the concept of portability. He says he’d prefer a lifestyle that can be dismantled and relocated in a blink, and he’s crafted the furnishings to fulfill that fantasy: much of his collection collapses, folds, or easily disassembles. “I’ve traveled to four conti

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A folding screen seemed essential to a campaign furniture line, so Wrightman crafted the Lambert Screen with leather panels secured onto an oiled walnut frame with English bridle-leather straps. The collapsible Matthiessen Folding Bench began as a stool but evolved into something more. The A-frame Wyeth Bookcase is crafted of stained walnut and features removable shelves.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Launched in 2010, the Jasper Bench is pictured in oiled white oak with a fabric cushion and English bridle-leather belts. The O.F.S. (Officer’s Field Set) Lounge folding chair is shown in stained walnut with black canvas upholstery. Wrightman designed the Matthiessen Coffee Table, available in twenty-seven wood options including oiled walnut, with its sixty-inchdiameter tray. The sleek Ingram Console is crafted from oiled walnut and rests on detachable legs. tropical hardwoods, and though the collection includes more than 100 designs, Wrightman always welcomes commissions. Some of those creations, many driven by interior designers, wind up with a spot in the Lastcollection.year,after two decades in New York, the wilds of upstate Connecticut, with its easy access to friends and collaborators, called to Wrightman. His 1816 Norfolk farm house is a quick car ride to his new studio/ warehouse in New Hartford where Richard Wrightman Design is now based. “Every thing fell into place,” he says. And isn’t that ease of living what campaign furniture is all about?

104 Here&There | IN THE STUDIO nents, but my company is my greatest passion,” he says in explanation of his current stationary status. Although wanderlust epitomizes campaign, Wrightman is fanatical about not forfeiting quality for mobility. All of his sinuously sculpted pieces, from chairs, armoires, and headboards to blotters, trays, and mirrors, are made to order, and Wrightman crafts each one with an eye toward elegance and the “hand” of a piece. He works with a variety of American and

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These two kitchens pay homage to their twentieth-century origins while meeting their owners’ twenty-first-century needs.


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Designer Diane Burcz’s vision for a 1950 ranch house located in the Eustis Estate Historic District of Milton, Mas sachusetts, originally included removing an existing secondary staircase to the basement to make room for a larger L-shaped kitchen. But the house is part of nonprofit Historic New England’s Preservation Easement Program, which restricts alterations of historic homes THEN AND NOW in order to preserve their original character, so the request was denied.

“We would have gained about three feet if we had been able to demo the stairs,” explainsNevertheless,Burcz. the design team moved ahead with the refresh, retaining the kitchen’s original footprint and incorpo rating updated materials that would have been familiar to Jet Age designers: Designer Diane Burcz incorporated classic materials including Stone Grey Blend backsplash tiles from Heath Ceramics, orange laminate cabinets by Abet Laminati, and large-format Porcelanosa floor tiles resembling a concrete slab. Bertoia-style wire chairs surround the island.

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PAST PERFECT laminate cabinetry, a Heath Ceramics tile backsplash, and even radiant heat. You won’t find any Formica, though: the cabinet countertops are white Caesarstone, and the contem porary cantilevered island features an oak-plank dining surface.

The forty-eight-inch BlueStar range with its custom orange knobs is perhaps the ideal mix of twentiethand twenty-first-century aesthetics.

MODERN MODIFICATION behind the stairs,” says Katie Flynn, the architect who undertook a wholehouse renovation that included moving the kitchen to the former living room, a more central location in the home. (Attesting to its compact size, the old kitchen became a powder room.)

“This is clearly a modern home for a modern family,” says Burcz.

“The original kitchen was a galley

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A 1956 Techbuilt prefabricated home in Lexington, Massachusetts, contained both the good and bad of midcentury design: an open floor plan, high ceilings, and ample natural light from windows and skylights but also kitchens and bathrooms that were strictly functional.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A midcentury fondness for cathedral ceilings and skylights pays off in this redesign, allowing for dramatic touches like a muscular Zephyr Trapeze Island range hood. The custom orange knobs on the BlueStar range provided a stylistic starting point for the remodel; they not only match the accent cabinets but also the home’s front door, visible through the window in front of the range. Custom cabinets positioned in a high-traffic area feature Hawa pocket-and-pivot doors to avoid impeding room flow.

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ABOVE: The Lexington home graced the cover of the April 1956 issue of Better Homes and Gardens LEFT: A pop art-inspired glass backsplash from Brooklyn-based Almaz Studios captures a reflection of the Blanco Silgranit sink and Caesarstone countertop.

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113 to be adaptable,” says Flynn. “Founder Albert Carl Koch was a forward thinker who knew that life would probably change over time. The one-person kitchen has now become a family affair.” Skylights and cathedral ceilings were retained with only a single window sacrificed to install a bank of kitchen cabinets. The interior combines ele ments of clean Scandinavian design, like the birch-veneer plywood on the ceilings, with flashes of bold green and orange on the suspended light fixtures. A rainbow backsplash provides a dash of pop art flair.

FACING PAGE: Scandinavian design influences are apparent in the kitchen’s copious white surfaces and light-wood ceiling and flooring; the island’s blue hue subtly nods to the owner, a nautical engineer.

BUILDER: Porter Builders CABINETRY: Scavolini PHOTOGRAPHY: Eric Roth STYLING: Samantha Carey Interiors

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National brands dominate downtown Westport, Connecticut, but a boutique shopping district rewards those who walk across the river.

MAR SILVER Mar Silver is well-known for her innate style and instinct for all things chic, so design lovers enthusi astically welcomed the reopening of her atelier. The bright-and-airy gallery-like space features thoughtfully displayed furniture and art set against brilliant white walls. Offerings include a mix of pieces designed by Silver, vintage finds, and unique objects collected by the designer on her world travels. Works by Alex Katz, Paul Manes, and Alex Silver currently hang on the walls. 14 Post Road West, Westport, Conn.,

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For the past twenty-four years, L’Antiquaire has been the cornerstone of Westport’s iconic National Hall Historic District. Proprietor Christine Savignol has turned a passion for extraordinary things into a thriving business serving homeowners and designers in Fairfield County and across the country. While the furnishings and decorative pieces span various styles and provenances—

DESTINATION HAUS Destination Haus is the new kid on the block, and its wanderlust-meets-coastal vibe brings a breath of fresh air to Westport’s shopping scene. Laureen Vellante and her daugh ters Kendra and Carlyn founded the original Destination Haus in Montauk, New York, six years ago; the Connecticut location opened in April. Pop into the shop for Italian dip-dyed candles, Moroccan glassware, or sustainably harvested olive-wood-and-horn salad servers. Art is always a draw here, and a rotating collection keeps it fresh. Need help selecting something special? The team at Destination Haus happily consults on home styling and provides art advisory services. 56 Riverside Avenue, Westport, Conn.,

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hirteen years and counting—that’s how long we’ve been celebrating our area’s wealth 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. Each year, our panel of judges selects five honorees who epitomize that excellence both by the high caliber of the work they do and by their commitment to and involvement in New England’s design community. This year’s awards ceremony will be held on September 15 at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting’s Boston showroom. Along with food, drinks, and the chance to catch up with friends and colleagues in our industry, the festivities will include the auction of five custom rugs designed by our 2022 winners and produced by Landry & Arcari, with proceeds going to the nonprofit Barakat (see page 146). For all the details about the party, see page 148.

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“I was about five and my family was looking to move,” she recalls. “I just loved looking at houses, and started developing that archi tectural vocabulary, talking about capes and colonials.” In grade school, she asked her parents for architectural drafting software. “I still have the CD ROM,” she says. And in high school, she took


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t would be an understatement to say Erika L. Dodge knew from an early age that she was destined to be an architect.

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Erika L. Dodge of ELD Architecture in Stowe, Vermont.

her first architectural drafting class. “We were supposed to pick a house out of a plan book and practice drafting,” she recalls. “I picked one then redesigned it and put an addition on.” After earning a Master of Architecture degree from Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology, she headed west to Cali fornia and the Lake Tahoe area to fulfill a childhood dream of designing houses in ski country.

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“I thought, if I’m going to do this, I should do it before I have the baby,” she says. Her first client came through her hus band, a builder and cabinetmaker, but word

Eventually, she and her husband, both New Hampshire natives, decided to settle in New England. They moved to Vermont, and Dodge took a job with the Burlington firm TruexCullins. Two years later, pregnant with her first child, she decided it was time to open her own business, ELD Architecture.

of mouth quickly began to bring in more work. “I’m in hiring mode now,” she says.

“I try to create these moments whereyou step into a space and see a vignetteof a mountain or a lake.”


Mountains both east and west are the focus of Dodge’s graphic black-and-white rug. “I took two: Mount Mansfield in Vermont and the Palisades ridgeline in Olympic Valley in Lake Tahoe,” she explains. “They’re two prominent mountain ridges in my life.” The cut and loop of her rug plays off both the topography and the profiles of the peaks, she says, resulting in an abstract, evocative design that would suit both traditional and contemporary settings.

“I’m fielding potential candidates, and I’ll be growing.”Dodgegravitates to simple forms, focus ing on interesting materials and playing with light and views. “I try to create these moments where you step into a space and see a vignette of a mountain or a lake,” she says. “I’m lucky that so many of my projects have stunning views.”

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oisin Giese is an unabashed lover of old houses. The Cohasset, Massachusetts, home she shares with her husband and two young sons is a colonialstyle house built in 1926. “I wanted old. I wanted soul and character,” sheMostsays.of her clients feel the same way; Giese’s firm, Twelve Chairs Interiors, specializes in working with homeowners on their older homes. “It’s what we love doing, and it’s become our niche,” she says. “In

The duo opened the Twelve Chairs Shop and Studio in 2010, quickly winning

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Giese and business partner Miggy Mason named their firm Twelve Chairs in honor of their classmates in Cornell University’s interior design program. “There were only twelve of us, and we were all women,” she says. “We were a close-knit group.”

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New England, there are so many beautiful old homes and so many young families moving into them.”

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For Giese, the appeal of working with old houses is simple: “Preserving the char acter but making them work for modern-day families—when you nail that synergy it’s really special.”


For her hallway runner, Giese settled on the image of a butterfly as a theme. “It’s so incredible that these rugs benefit a change-driven, female-focused nonprofit,” she says, “so I decided on a butterfly as a symbol of transformation and femininity.” Her colorful rug sets the butterfly silhouettes—based on the shape of a butterfly native to Afghanistan—against a background of navy blue accented with lighter blue, pink, and taupe.

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In 2020, Twelve Chairs closed the shop to focus on interior design, with Giese working from her Cohasset office and Mason heading up a second office in the Philadelphia area.

THE 2022 WINNERS accolades, including making the What’s Hot list in Elle Decor in 2011. The key to their success? “We really understand our clients, how they live, how they want to live, and their family’s stories,” Giese says. “Our spaces are layered, incorporating custom, unique pieces and clients’ existing pieces that they Drawinglove.”on the work of local artisans also helps give Twelve Chairs homes their unique character. “Our approach to sustain “Our approach sustainabilitytoistousethingsthat will last and be passed on.”

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ability is to use things that will last and be passed on,” Giese says. “We call them the vintage of the future.”

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Interior design: LAUREN HAMILTON and enrolled in the master’s program in interior architecture at Suffolk University’s New England School of Art & Design. In 2019, she and designer Deborah Berger founded the Wellesley, Massachusetts-based August Interiors. As a designer, Hamilton says her goal is to help her clients make their dreams come true. “Style varies from person to person, but fundamentally timeless, classic design you can’t put a date on is what I’d love to be

Lauren Hamilton of August Interiors in Massachusetts.Wellesley,

auren Hamilton was always drawn to design, but it wasn’t until she was out of college that she thought of making it her career. As an undergrad at Union College in Schenectady, New York, the Pennsylvania native studied psychology, art history, and studio fine arts—disciplines she says she uses every day as an architectural and interior designer. She moved to Boston after college, spent a couple of years kicking around in temp jobs, then decided to listen to her instincts


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“ It’s design. It’s supposed to bring you joy..”

“They say that to never work a day in your life you should do something you love,” she says. “I realized design didn’t have to be just a passion. It could be my career.” With projects all over New England and in Florida, and plans to add to the staff of August Interiors, it’s safe to say Hamilton was right to follow her passion.


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Hamilton chose to stick with a tried-and-true motif of the classic Greek key in a pattern she says is based on traditional Oushak design, but her playfulness with scale, size, and materials gives her rug a contemporary feel. Matte wool and lustrous silk on a base of natural jute sisal offer interesting texture. “The black silk catches the light for a glamorous moment,” she says. “I like the juxtaposition of the fine silk on the rough jute.”

my stamp on the design world,” she says. That said, there’s room for a touch of whimsy or the occasional trendy piece. “It’s design,” she says. “It’s supposed to bring youHerjoy.”favorite client is someone who wants to be a partner in the process and who welcomes open communication. “You can always tell by the outcome when the client was easy to work with,” she says. “It turns out looking effortless.” Before she made it her career, Hamilton thought of her love of design as a hobby.

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It all started during a family dinner with a joking statement of “lets make our own whisky.” Father and son team, Dave and David Woods have the fascination to see how things are made, so a half-hearted joke turned a bit serious over the years. They explored the idea by aobsessedstudying,researching,andsomesayoverhowtobuildstillandproducealcohol.

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A s a kid, Devin Hefferon preferred being outdoors, so a career that would let him spend plenty of time there seemed like a good idea. An interest in the environment and a childhood TV diet of the Discovery Channel led the New York native to Colorado State University to study wild life biology. “After about a year I thought, I’m nineteen, and I’m

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Landscape architecture: DEVIN HEFFERON going to do a five-year program, then I’m going to need a master’s,” he recounts with a laugh. “I had this adulting moment of ‘I’ve got to find something more stable.’ ” Looking back to his summer jobs at local nurseries and his enjoyment of art classes got him thinking about a career that com bined art and plants. He moved back to New York to earn his degree in landscape archi tecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.


Beauty and sustainability go hand in hand in Hefferon’s eyes. “We’re creating spaces for people’s lifestyle, and of course that includes a pool or a patio or a firepit, but we can also be choosing native species and making other good choices,” he says.

“Why wouldn’t we also want to improve the natural environment?” It only makes sense that a landscape architect would look to the plant world for inspiration. While in St. Thomas, where his family has a home, Hefferon was searching for ideas for his rug design when he saw a photo he’d taken of a palm tree. “There were all types of patterns and textures in the bark and the foliage,” he says. “I thought it was a great through line for my life: my career, my love of travel and of the beach.”

Hefferon, who joined Matthew Cunningham, a 2013 5 Under 40 winner, at Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design in 2016, says his work dovetails perfectly with his longtime concern for the environment and wildlife. “Some people think we just build gardens for wealthy people,” he says. “But we may work on a couple of hundred acres a year, so if we’re mindful of using less water and fewer fertilizers and attracting pollinators, we can have a huge impact across big swaths of the population.”

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Hefferon also has a passion for birding, an activity that led him to spearhead a successful 2013 effort to stop the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from exterminating snowy owls that were a nuisance at JFK and LaGuardia airports.

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Oravec grew up in Western Massachusetts and studied at Endicott College, graduating in 2014 with a B.S. in interior design with a concentration in sustainable design and a minor in business, a curriculum she undertook in anticipation of one day owning her own firm. “I knew I wanted to start a business, but I thought it would be later in life,” she says. Fresh out of college, she worked for a Hannah Oravec of Lawless Design in Massachusetts.Plymouth,

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wood and natural materials that can be reused instead of discarded, or that will biodegrade.”


Oravec’s passion for creating beautiful homes is equaled only by her zeal for doing it in a way that’s good for the environment. “While I believe interior design should be beautiful and functional, I also really want it to do better for people and the world,” says the owner of the Plymouth, Massachu setts-based firm Lawless Design. “I source from local places as much as possible and use reclaimed

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Oravec’s future goals include using her college experience working with Habitat for Humanity to start a similar nonprofit organization that emphasizes sustainable design. “I believe sustainability and wellness are interconnected,” she says. This isn’t the first time a beloved pet has inspired a work of art. Matisse, Picasso, Hockney, and Warhol all incorporated their pets in their work. Her dog’s distinctive fur gave Oravec the idea for her rug with its geometric squares in an ombre pattern of browns and terra-cottas. “Kona is such a cool dog,” she says. “He’s part cattle dog and part Australian shepherd, and he has some really interesting coloring and spotting.”

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THE 2022 WINNERS couple of architecture firms in the Phila delphia and Boston areas, where her focus was on commercial interior design. “I didn’t love only doing commercial design, and I didn’t love working for a bigger firm,” she confesses. With the encouragement of her husband, Michael, an engineer and furniture maker, she branched out on her own much sooner than she expected, opening her company in 2016. wellness are interconnected.”

“I love to use lots of textures—woods and stones and fabrics—for a variety of tactile and sensory effects,” she says.

In projects all over New England and, recently, in Florida and California, Oravec and her staff of three create interiors the designer calls classic, timeless, and organic.

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several months to bring each of the wooland-silk beauties to life. Brissette never fails to be impressed by the results. “The designs are very per sonal,” he says. “There’s a meaningful story behind each rug.” The rugs will be auctioned off at the September 15 awards celebration, and as always, proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Barakat. working with our young designers for thirteen years now, so they know how to guide them through the process. “There’s a lot of back and forth between me and the designers then me and the weavers,” says Eric Brissette, who heads up custom rug production and inventory management at Landry & Arcari. “It’s a conversation.” Once the design is complete, weavers in Nepal get to work. It can take two weavers

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Just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to fade, Barakat ran into a new hurdle when the Taliban reestablished control in Afghanistan. Arti Pandey, executive director of the Cambridge, Massachusettsbased organization, worried for the girls and women who attend Barakat schools there. Luckily, the Taliban are a bit more relaxed in the northern part of the country, where Barakat’s schools are located. “We were surprised that this should be the case,” Pandey says, “but as it happens, this is how it played out.” That meant 1,500 or so Afghan students were allowed to take their final exams, and Pandey is hopeful they’ll be back at school in the fall. With an eye to the future, Barakat is moving toward self-sustainability for its schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In Pakistan, she says, business leaders now fund three of Barakat’s schools. The organization is also expanding its mission with a pilot program in India to support organizations that work to prevent violence against women and girls. We’re 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 more than $340,000 for the nonprofit. By auctioning off the one-of-a-kind rugs designed by our 5 Under 40 winners, we’ve helped some 77,000 boys, girls, and women get an education. “5 Under 40 is our major fundraiser,” says Pandey. “It’s exceedingly important for us in sustaining and expanding our work.” For more information about Barakat, visit

F rom an outsider’s perspective, it might sound like great fun to be asked to create a unique handwoven rug with virtually no constraints.

Fortunately, the experts at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting have been

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The 5 Under 40 winners, however, ad mit it’s not as easy as it sounds. “The first thing I thought was, ‘How am I going to de sign a rug?’ ” says Devin Hefferon. “I have zero textile experience and little graphic design experience, so it seemed daunting.”

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W elcome to BauTeam Boston. We are a show room featuring bespoke German cabinetry manufactured in hi-tech, state-of-the-art facilities. BauTeam imagines and brings to life one-of-a-kind kitchens, closets, beautiful bathroom vanities, and living room furnishings. We spe cialize in designing modern con temporary spaces tailored to our clients’ dreams and high expecta tions by using exclusive finishes and innovative solutions. Our team has successfully executed numerous projects in Greater Boston, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as nationwide andBauTeaminternationally.Boston offers design services, cabinetry, appliances, installation, and project coordina tion to facilitate and streamline our clients’ renovation projects. We truly assist with every step of theOurproject.mission is to transform and elevate our clients’ experi ences. With meticulous attention to detail, the design team takes great pride in working closely with our clients on reimagining their current or new living spaces. As a result, our team creates highly functional, timeless designs to best suit our clients’ needs.

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ture-quality cabinetry is protected by the same oven-baked paints and topcoat and handcrafted by the same artisans famous for crafting Crown Point Cabinetry. Because Crown Select is custom built for your home, you always get the best fit. And, as in our Crown Point line, we only sell direct. This allows clients to acquire custom inset, beaded inset, or frameless cabine try at a budget-friendly price.

Family-owned and -operated, Crown Point Cabinetry handcrafts the finest quality custom cabinetry for your home. We are the only custom cabinet maker in the country that sells direct to homeowners, custom builders, remodelers, and designers nationally and internationally. And now we have raised the bar, as every cabinet is built with American black walnut interiors and drawers.

For those clients who don’t require the ultimate in customization, we offer our limited custom line with Crown Select. In Crown Select, it’s the same fit and finish, the same quality of materials, the same a more cost-effective line. We acheive this by using a more efficient cabinetmaking process, while still pro viding the most desirable styles, finishes, and options. Our furni

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Grothouse offers an unmatched lifetime guarantee, which is a tes tament to the workmanship and care that is put into every project. It’s no wonder, the well-appointed life starts with Grothouse.

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I n 1997, Grothouse was founded as the world-leading wood surfaces company, mak ing the highest quality and most technologically advanced luxury woodFromsurfaces.countertops, butcher blocks, floating shelves, bar rails, stair treads, and tables to their custom and proprietary finishes, their quality is unmatched. Grot house always strives to integrate innovation into their products as evidenced by their newest release: an integrated hidden wireless charging system, perfect for any workAlwaysspace.challenging what’s pos sible, Grothouse continuously releases new options to meet designers’ needs. Their recently released pigmented oil finishes, Bianca™ (lighter pigment) and Nera™ (darker pigment), pro vide an ultra-matte finish. Their Durata® finish remains the industry standard for protection of wood surfaces. Additionally, a bespoke Grothouse butcher block makes a statement in any kitchen.


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Distinctive Kitchens and Baths 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! Our featured home is the result of a major renovation. The homeowners found a classic New England colonialstyle home they loved in a Greater Boston suburb. However, making it their dream home required substantial changes, which involved major rework ing of the original floor plans on both the main floor and second floor. Our expert designers guide homeowners through the process from start to finish. We welcome you to begin your design journey....

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W ith showroom locations in Boston’s South End, Cape Cod, and South Peak Resort at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH, Longfellow designs and builds top-quality homes with thoughtful custom details and fea tures that enhance a homeowner’s day-to-day life. By following a design-build phi losophy where in-house architects, designers, engineers, and tradespeople work together as a team, Longfellow provides homeowners with an integrated and efficient process that reduces risk, cost, and time to completion. Our award-winning design team is responsive and and easy to work with. They can either bring your specific vision to light or lead you in a creative process with lots of options and ideas. If you are thinking of building a new home, second home, home addition, or renovation, call to schedule a no-obligation consulta tion.

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163 ➊ ➍ An open-concept kitchen, dining, and living room in West Falmouth. Cabinetry is a Shaker style inset design with concealed hinges, plywood construction, soft-close doors, and dovetail drawers. The island cabinet color is Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, and the counter tops are natural marble. ➋ ➌ 2022 PRISM award-winning modern Falmouth beach house. Black cabinets contrast against hardwood maple cabinetry with dovetail construction, magnetic push-open doors, and soft-close drawers; the countertops are quartz. Flooring throughout the home is Amaya wood porcelain tile. ➋ ➍ ➌ MARK BOGOSIAN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER KELSEY BIRCHENALL Longfellow Design Build Boston, Falmouth, Sandwich, Harwich Port, Osterville, MA & Lincoln, longfellowdb.com774-255-1709NH

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“Our versatile gas-burner con figuration includes two 23,000BTU 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.”

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F rom controlled simmers to the perfect sear, Monogram ranges are expertly engi neered to perform beyond expec tations. 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.

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ith no Newtonlimitations,Kitchens & Design provides excep tional handcrafted cabinetry and furniture manufactured locally in Massachusetts. Our innovative designs range from contemporary to traditional and combine luxury with functionality. Our projects range from intimate galley kitch ens engineered to maximize every inch of space to expansive living spaces with carefully selected materials that flow harmoniously throughout your home. Newton Kitchens & Design col laborates with many of Boston’s most respected architects, interior designers, and builders to create unique spaces and one-of-a-kind pieces for discerning homeowners throughout New England and beyond.Ourteam starts with you! At every stage—from in-home con sultation through design, build, and installation—Newton Kitch ens & Design takes a hands-on approach to helping you create the perfect pieces for your kitchen, bathroom, or entertaining space. Our very talented and creative team is here to help you with all of your design needs. Come on in! And experience 6,500 square feet of endless possibilities.

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Sea-Dar Construction


f you’re ready to design a kitchen or bathroom but don’t know where to begin, Sea-Dar’s online portfolio is a great place to start. From the simple to the sublime, Sea-Dar Construction’s work is sure to inspire. Sea-Dar is able to source unique combina tions of wood, concrete, stone, and metal to create both contemporary and traditional looks. Odd angles, small spaces, and uniquely shaped rooms are no challenge for the award-winning contractor. With thirty-one years of experience, the company is able to consis tently resolve renovation and new construction issues for its clients. Best known for its custom resi dences, luxurious condominiums, historic brownstones, and waterfront homes, Sea-Dar has garnered a reputation for posh properties in Greater Boston, Cape Cod, New York, Greenwich, and the Hamp tons. A lavish collection of modern bathrooms and custom gourmet kitchens has earned Sea-Dar a long list of awards for everything from craftsmanship to construction safety. These awards speak directly to the company’s capabilities. To learn more about Sea-Dar Construction and view their inspira tional portfolio, visit

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he primary bath in this 1895 Colonial Revival was created as part of a new primary suite. The goal of the renovation was to provide the homeowners with all the bells and whistles of a modern-day bath while aesthetically staying true to the character of the house through a timeless and classic palette.

Interior designer Roisin Giese of Twelve Chairs Interiors worked closely with Patti Jones at Snow and Jones to specify the perfect plumbing fixtures. The gracious marble shower room with a float ing stone bench features both wall-mount and rain shower heads as well as a steam generator. When the original architectural drawings were referenced, it was evident that the main second-floor window was intended to be a focal point. By centering the freestanding Kallista tub on the original triple window it became a celebrated fea ture yet again. A rich walnut vanity is accented with polished chrome faucets to round out the luxurious yet refined space.

Special Advertising Section 171 Kallista plumbing fixtures in the One collection infuse minimalistic design with classic character. Their simplicity allows for an updated feel while complimenting the classic architecture of the space. Twelve Chairs Interiors Roisin twelvechairsinteriors.com617-982-6136Giese Snow and Jones, Inc. 85 Accord Park Dr. Norwell, MA snowandjones.com781-878-331202061 PATTI JONES GRECODOROTHY

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Every inch of the space is carefully designed to serve a particular func tion. The tall ceilings and abundance of glass combine with the white floors to balance the design perfectly. The move ment 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!



A Paris penthouse my client rented inspired this project. There is a paneled refrigera tor and a cabinet that hides the small kitchen appliances, eliminating clut ter. The fully equipped cooking island has an induction cooktop, steam oven, regular oven, and warming drawer. The entire kitchen is matte black with a row of high-gloss black upper cabinets. The end result of this finish was to enable the homeowners to see the reflection of the lake they live on while at their sink.

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he dedicated team of certified designers and installers at Clas sic 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, archi tects, builders, and interior designers throughout Cape Cod, the Islands, and southeastern New England. Since 1979, Classic Kitchens & Interiors’ focus has been on providing superior craftsman ship, an individualized 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. Schedule an appointment to visit their 4,500-square-foot showroom in Hyannis.

This kitchen feels natural and organic, with the island as a focal point. THE DESIGN TEAM AT CLASSIC KITCHENS & INTERIORS Classic Kitchens & Interiors 127 Airport Road Hyannis, MA ckdcapecod.com508-775-307502601



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houghtfully designed sur face cooking with six burner positions, each with a 5-in-1 Crescendo burner beneath continu ous cast-iron grates and a Trilami nate stainless-steel griddle, providing unparalleled power and control to melt, simmer, sauté, and sear as you desire. Below the cooking surface, two self-cleaning convection ovens with intuitive multiple baking and broiling functions and the convenience of tele scoping racks encourage you to cook the way you want. Designed, developed, and engineered in Italy to exceed all expectations of quality, performance, and style, Sofia will captivate the most discerning chef with nuanced features that are traditional yet innovative. A passion for quality, contemporary design, and the Italian way of life inspires us to continually improve and develop in the area of innovation.

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The elegance of porcelain panels, coupled with the added pizzazz of warm mosaic tiles, a powder room our homeowner’s guests.

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176 Special Advertising Section I nstallations Plus, Inc., is a highend tile and flooring installa tion company. We are known for our expertise, integrity, and professionalism. For more than forty years, we have been collabo rating with New England’s leading builders, designers, and architects to create beautiful spaces. We are committed to quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and clear communication from pric ing through to your project’s completion. Our team of dedicated experts will install intricate mosa ics, large-format porcelain panels, and everything in between. No design is too ambitious—we love a good challenge. We look forward to working with you! Give us a call. InstallationsPlus,Inc. Distinctive Kitchens and Baths PHOTO CREDIT: AUSTIN WILDER

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Kennebec Company is a collabora tive team of custom cabinetmak ers, designers, and engineers based in historic Bath, Maine. Since 1974, we have recruited and developed skilled craftspeople who take exceptional pride in their work. Kennebec Company was among the first cabinet companies to specialize in building period-inspired cabinets befitting a period home and enjoys a reputation earned over nearly five decades for exceptional craftsmanship. Today, our talented designers are adept at adapting to fit any style of architecture, and our craftspeople marry the latest efficiencies and features seamlessly with traditional cabinetry techniques. We bring Maine’s reputation for rugged, natural beauty, hard-working skilled craftspeople, and a way of life that emphasizes deep rela tionships over superficial interactions to every Kennebec Company product.

From our Inspired Collection, this kitchen features painted quartersawn-maple cabinetry and polished nickel hardware. There’s plenty of pantry storage, and pull-out shelves allow for improved access.

JAMES STEWART Kennebec Company 37 Wing Farm Parkway Bath, Maine

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This local kitchen, designed by one of many talented MidCape Home Centers design ers, features stock and fully custom Omega Cabinetry. Mid-Cape Home Centers South Dennis, MA Orleans, Martha’sMiddleboro,Falmouth,Wellfleet,MAMAMAMAVineyard, MA midcape.com800-295-9220

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F or more than 125 years, MidCape Home Centers has served Cape Cod, the Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts with qual ity building materials, reliable delivery, custom millwork, and kitchen and bath design services. Their design showroom locations in South Dennis, Orleans, Fal mouth, Middleboro, and Martha’s Vine yard 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 beautiful touch to your kitchen or bathroom project with brands like Dura Supreme, Omega Cabinetry, and more. 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 construc tion, Marvin’s high-quality windows and doors have been built to withstand the challenges of coastal conditions. Mid-Cape Home Centers is dedicated to quality, service, and you.

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With more than fifteen years of experience, we are a familyowned company that puts our hearts into every job. We have a very experienced crew executing high-end installations, a sales team always ready to assist you, and a complete facility that offers a wide range of granite colors and other materials including quartz, marble, soapstone, and quartzite. Often in life, we find ourselves busy. 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 enjoy with special friends and family?

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Inspiration is what you’ll find at The Inspired Bath kitchen and bath showroom. Our walls are lined with hundreds of products in a variety of styles from top manu facturers. Curated vignettes show case contemporary, traditional, and transitional designs allowing you to visualize the products in a home environment.Walkingthrough the showroom is the first step in the product selec tion process. Collaborating with our designers is where your plan evolves and becomes truly one-ofa-kind. Our experience working on new construction and residential renovation projects has made our team experts in identifying prod ucts that will fit your space, budget, and style.

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Central Park West by Kallista has vintage and modern design influences that seamlessly transition between traditional and contemporary interiors.

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V ermont Cabinetry has been designing and building custom cabinets since 1982. Our com pany’s foundation is based on unparal leled quality, service, and value. At VC, you can count on fine quality delivered timely and within budget. We design and build custom cabi netry 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 manufac turing facility to view samples and see theFineprocess.cabinetry should be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. At Vermont Cabinetry, that means creat ing 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.

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As summer's long days fade into fall's crisp nights, our thoughts turn toward quiet evenings at home. In this Boston high-rise, luxe and luster go hand in hand with cozy and comfortable. See the story on page 188.

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An Eye DetailFor Luxury and livability cohabitate in an apartment in one of Boston’s most coveted buildings. Text by JORGE S. ARANGO P hotography by READ M C KENDREE Produced by KARINBRENTLIDBECK

FACING PAGE: The entry hall rotunda features a site-specific ceramic installation by Bradley Sabin, a Jonathan Browning light fixture, an Ironies table, and a Kyle Bunting hide rug.

The living room’s material mix combines walls of gold laminate enclosed in glass, a bronzerubbed fireplace surround, and petrified-wood tiles.


Right angles are scarce in the space. A window sitting area features Swaim chairs covered in Holland & Sherry wool, a low-pile velvet ottoman, and a custom rug.

FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: In the corridor is Bernhardt’s silverclad Flora credenza.

FACING PAGE, TOP: The living room seating is centered around a John Pomp Tidal cocktail table.


For the designer, however, livability by no means translated into rough-and-ready grand kid-friendly fabrics and furnishings. Architect Anne Snelling-Lee, who worked with LeBlanc to realize and detail her designs, says, “It’s the most luxurious project I’ve ever worked on. It had so many applied finishes.”

WhenclientswithLeBlancTiffanymetnewwho had purchased a unit in One Dalton, the sky-high location of Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, she recalls the husband emphasizing that, despite the building’s rarefied pedigree, he didn’t want to live in a museum.

“Everything was supposed to be livable, not so precious that you need to be in a starched shirt to live there,” says LeBlanc.




The living room telegraphs a luxe vibe with a custom-colored steel fire place surround. Above it are dramatically grained petrified-wood tiles and, around the whole composition, glass walls sandwiching a metallic sheet of laminate that emanates a rosy-gold glow. The ABOVE: The custom Venegas and Company kitchen highlights an Ann Sacks metal-tile backsplash, custom hood, and an island crafted from slices of stone suspended in resin.

FACING PAGE: Erinn V.’s Barker chairs surround a Keith Fritz table near a Dirk De Bruycker painting and a custom parchment buffet with a hydrauliclift bar in the dining room.

tion. Visitors now enter via a rotunda swathed in luminous Venetian plaster.

The first task, recalls LeBlanc, was to combine two units, since her clients de cided to buy the next-door apartment to gain square footage, adding 1,450 square feet to the initial 2,800. The team, which also included Tony Salem of Sea-Dar Construction, removed the original entry door and created a long hallway, maxi mizing the apartment’s ample fenestra

195 aubergine rug, notes LeBlanc, “creates a balance between lights and darks.” This, combined with a velvet chenille sofa and a coffee table of rolled amber glass, imparts a jewel-toned richness to the room. “We were conscious of having something that had soul, not another all-gray apartment,” explains LeBlanc. The room sets the mood for the rest of the home, which, just like the living room, mixes various types of stone (all from Cumar Couture Stone) and metals with custom millwork. “Color is used sparingly,” says LeBlanc. “It’s more mo mentLeBlanc’sdriven.”ambitious vision called for many unusual finishes. The kitchen island, for example, comprises slices of stone suspended in resin. So as not

Even window treatments were a challenge, observes Julie Murphy, principal of Designer Draperies of Boston. “We needed three layers on almost all the windows to limit sun exposure,” she says. These included roller shades, a second shade made of

BELOW: In a guest room, hand-painted Alpha Workshops wallpaper purchased through Dennis Miller New York, a Rosemary Hallgarten alpaca rug, and crystal pendant sconces lend a luxe yet tranquil vibe.

FACING PAGE: A Phillip Jeffries wallcovering envelops a bedroom that sleeps six—infant trundles pop out of the lower beds—while a Rosemary Hallgarten alpaca carpet provides a soft landing. to see cooking implements stored inside through the transparent gaps of resin, Snelling-Lee wrapped the entire underside of the island in bronze. One bathroom’s cabinetry called for cerusing the wood with gold powder. Another bath showcases impressive slabs of onyx.

RIGHT: Herrick & White rubbed the bathroom cabinetry with gold powder for a mellow sheen.

Upper bunks in a bunk room (the homeowners have four grandchildren) were particularly tricky. LeBlanc’s design cantilevered two of the beds from the wall, suspending the opposite ends from holes drilled into the deck above and anchored in epoxy. The system is concealed within metal pipes with handfinished surfaces.

The burnt-velvet headboard in the primary bedroom sits flush with quilted-leather walls. Marge Carson tables flank the bed. Those are also Marge Carson chairs—upholstered in a silk-velvet fabric from Métaphores—by the window.




INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: Anne Snelling-Lee, a+sl Studios

INTERIOR DESIGN: Tiffany LeBlanc, LeBlanc Design


BUILDER: Tony Salem, Sea-Dar Construction

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

ABOVE: The primary bedroom’s walk-in closet boasts high-gloss lacquer interiors and cabinetry by Herrick & White. LEFT: Masterpiece Woodworks created a carved fluted vanity with onyx countertops, which are illuminated by Jonathan Browning sconces. FACING PAGE: The bathroom’s shower features slab onyx walls and an onyx-tile floor.

KITCHEN DESIGN: Venegas and Company hand-cultivated, hand-stripped, and hand-woven fibers from Indonesia, and, finally, stationary drapery. That level of detail reaches every nook of the apartment. “You had to pay attention to so many components,” Salem says. “You had to bring care to the way you handled them.” Of his many One Dalton projects, he concludes, “This one tops them all.”


Though it may seem unconventional, this sitting area, complete with a Lee Industries sofa, Visual Comfort lamps, a TV, and a bar, is in the kitchen. Trudie, designer Katie Rosenfeld’s fifteen-year-old poodle, can hang out and watch Mom cook.

FACING PAGE: A Cowtan & Tout Jacobean tapestry covers the storage bench in the entry. The round painting that hangs above is a cheeky reference to an evil eye talisman.


Katie Rosenfeld doesn’t care— she just knows she’s obsessed with it, along with black and brown hues living side by side and Winterfell-esque Tudors. And she traces it all back to April 2020, when she and her husband, Doug, went house hunting at a time when most of us were hunkered down. They were allowed twenty minutes inside a 1926-built Tudor in Wellesley, Massa chusetts. “I didn’t even want to see it—I hated Tudors,” confesses the interior designer. “But the moment we saw it, it made a huge emotional impact. We walked in and said, ‘We’ll take it.’ ” Months earlier, the couple had sold the 100-year-old cape-style house where they had raised their two children and decamped to the city. But as soon as the doors of their rented Fenway duplex closed behind them, Rosenfeld missed suburban living. “I just wanted to go outside and throw a steak on the grill,” she muses. The claustrophobia really set in when pandemic restrictions hit, and the couple’s children returned to the nest.

FACING PAGE: A larder, built by Bespoke of Winchester, to the left of the range contains a microwave and pantry storage. The island is painted Farrow & Ball Studio Green and topped with soapstone.



ABOVE: Like all the trim in the house, the bar is painted Farrow & Ball Shaded White. LEFT: All the outlets in the home feature unlacquered-brass switch plates with black plugs and switches.

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Fast-forward to the Tudor purchase. When the ink was dry, Rosenfeld reached out to Kevin Cradock to begin the renovation process. The design team managed to secure building materials before the supply chain broke. “If we had waited six months, we never would have been able to do this—financially or logistically,” says Rosenfeld.

“Entry doors are a preview of what’s inside—the first thing people touch on the house.”

BELOW: In the dining room, Rosenfeld clad the walls in a historic pattern from Brunschwig & Fils in a colorway that she describes as “paper-bag brown.”

“Purposefully, nothing matches.” An Urban Electric chandelier hangs above a David Iatesta dining table resting on a rug from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting.

RIGHT: Lichen covers the terracotta tile roof. Cradock crafted the front door to resemble the original one.

The design team did, however, paint the interior’s existing dark-wood millwork Farrow & Ball Shaded White.

Reclaimed terra-cotta flooring replaced the original stamped terra-cotta, and the walls were treated to a rough plaster finish—no smooth skim coat. Rosen feld says the Tudor style—and an HBO series—drove most design decisions.

The couple decided not to expand the 4,600-square-foot home, and they didn’t alter the floor plan much, either. They opened up a kitchen wall, and reconfig ured the cavernous primary bedroom to accommodate his-and-her closets and a larger bathroom, but otherwise the structure remained the same.

“I was obsessed with Game of Thrones at the time,” she says, laughing, “and that informed the palette. We wanted

FACING PAGE: “This is the type of decorating I enjoy the most,” Rosenfeld gleefully declares.

—Builder Kevin Cradock


You can see evidence of that in the unevenly overlapped terra-cotta tile roof (Rosenfeld’s favorite part of the house), the small-but-mighty kitchen with its custom larder, the Gothic-style chandeliers, and the unfitted bathrooms. Even the front door, which Cradock built by hand, reusing the original door’s strap hinges and knocker, recalls an English fortress. “I love making entry doors,” says Cradock. “It’s a preview of what’s inside—the first thing people touch on the house.” Design lovers witnessed the rebirth of “I was obsessed with Game of Thrones at the time, and that informed the palette. We wanted everything dark, wintery, cozy, and British. ”

—Designer Katie Rosenfeld

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Framed vintage Japanese wrapping paper hangs above a desk in the oldest daughter’s bedroom. Rosenfeld wanted all the spaces to feel as if they were lit by candles, thus the Visual Comfort chandelier above the staircase. Rosenfeld’s home office features an eighty-inch desk, leather campaign chairs, and pull-out baskets for storage; Cradock built the window seat to hide HVAC ductwork.

CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: After she had already purchased Schumacher’s Pyne Hollyhock wallcovering and fabric, Rosenfeld’s husband declared he hated it, so Rosenfeld says she “practiced restraint” by keeping the bed and drapes neutral. Rosenfeld designed the campaign-style vanity in the primary bathroom (take note: her own line of vanities, built by Cradock, will be available for purchase this fall). The bedroom includes his-and-her closets; hers features armoire-style storage.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.


INTERIOR DESIGN: Katie Rosenfeld, Katie Rosenfeld & Co.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Katie Rosenfeld, Jessica Chabot, Katie Rosenfeld & Co.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Joanna McCoy, a Blade of Grass the space through Rosenfeld’s twenty-twoepisode YouTube series. Among them was a New Jersey Instagram follower who thought the Tudor looked oddly familiar. Lo and behold, it turned out the home had belonged to her husband’s grandmother. The follower shared letters, documents, and photographs with the Rosenfelds, much to their delight.

BUILDER: Kevin Cradock, Justin Oates, Kevin Cradock Builders

It was a feel-good moment that capped a feel-good process. “I have lived in seven houses, and I’ve never been emotionally attached to any of them the way I am to this one,” Rosenfeld says. “I will never get rid of this house. My grandchildren will sleep in these rooms.”

A fanciful servingonwhereroomDesignschandelierblown-glassbySethParkshangsinthepottingturnedcocktaillounge,anartdecocabinetcasterscanbeusedasabar.

FACING PAGE: The homeowner purchased the oil painting by Wes Hempel at George Billis Gallery’s Los Angeles outpost a week before the artist’s solo exhibition.


Deco Michael Barnum reimagines a South End triplex, finding functionthealongway.


Michael Barnum has had a lifelong obsession with art deco style. “It’s my go-to historic niche, though I always update and morph it,” the designer says. “I keep the soul and bones, but make it fresh and functional.” Case in point: the triplex in a five-story South End row house that he redesigned for a Harvard professor. In addition to injecting rich color, curvy lines, luxe fabrics, and glossy

BELOW: The vintage midcentury modern Orrefors chandelier adds interest to the pale purple foyer without blocking the sightline to the library, while Baroncelli mouth-blown Murano glass sconces provide another layer of light over the sofa. BELOW LEFT: In the foyer, the cutvelvet slipper chair and rippled pattern of the Tibetan carpet from Steven King speak to the iridescent water in British artist Henry Scott Tuke’s 1917 painting.





CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Interior designer Michael Barnum preserved the cherry paneling in the library, although he lightened the bookshelf backs with grasscloth to better highlight the homeowner’s global treasures and balance the figurative painting by John Koch. New decor fills the library, including a circa-1905 bronze sculpture by Adolf Müller-Crefold and a Visual Comfort chandelier inspired by the designs of art deco master Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. In the bath off the foyer, pulp wallcovering from Carnegie is a textural backdrop for Murano glass feather sconces.

Barnum replaced a too-small sofa with a custom-sized sectional that maximizes seating. The luscious crocodile-embossed velvet pieces

215 glamour, Barnum boosted utility, reinventing rooms that the owner hardly used. “His priorities evolved over the last two decades,” Barnum says. “We fine-tuned the home to support the way he lives now.” Carefully considered furnishings with art deco flair dramatically bolstered the perfor mance and presentation of the living room.

hug a cushion-topped coffee table with drink holders on every side. “Fireside shearling slipper chairs pull right up to it, so six people can play board games comfortably,” Barnum says. The homeowner stores said games—Catan and Terraforming Mars are favorites—in a fan-shaped end table with a sunburst veneer top that Barnum designed. “The silhouette mirrors the curve of the stairs next to it to ease circulation,” he says. Patterned silk rugs made from jewel-toned


RIGHT: Drink holders slide out from the sides of the coffee table in the living room. The diptych is by Eugene Lemay.

FACING PAGE: A vintage art deco mirror from Donghia hangs over the living room’s gas fireplace with its original Victorian-era marble mantel.

Indian saris tie the living room to the dining area, where Barnum reimagined his client’s dining table using two different stains. “The table was sufficiently narrow, and the geometric base has an art deco feel, so it made sense to retain and refinish it,” he explains. A blackand-white triptych picturing wild buffalo acts as a virile foil to an exquisite bronze branch chandelier dripping with amethyst and crystal icicles. “I wanted to bring sparkle to the middle of the house,” Barnum says. The designer collaborated with Donna Venegas to create a jewel box kitchen steeped in art deco design, from the stepped profile of the crown molding to the Kelly Wearstler mosaic tile floor. “It’s straight out of Rock Center,” says Barnum, referencing the 1930s marble floor in the lobby of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Venegas hid bells and whistles aplenty inside high-gloss


ABOVE: Barnum designed a zebrawood bar cabinet, which also holds audio visual equipment, for beside the fireplace, as well as the drinks table between the swivel chairs in the bay window. “It’s inspired by a 1920s table in a Left Bank apartment I stayed in twice,” he says.

INTERIOR DESIGN: Michael Barnum, Michael Barnum Studio KITCHEN DESIGN: Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company BUILDER: Greg Garzia, GG Construction and Remodeling cabinetry crafted from eucalyptus and enhanced by stain laced with silver fill and notes of deep plum. The star, however, is the island’s backlit blue agate countertop. “We turned to our most opulent finishes: exotic veneers, metallics, and precious stones,” Venegas says.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

BELOW: A blackened-wenge countertop punctuates the end of the island, which is otherwise topped with a Nebbia Caesarstone slab from Cumar Couture Stone. “The wood portion is for prep and the agate for dining,” kitchen designer Donna Venegas says.


The royal purple sofa that Barnum deemed too small for the living room kicked off the foyer color palette one floor down. Here, it nestles in the niche between a coat closet and a closet equipped with wine fridges. Since his client didn’t need additional living space, Barnum turned the adjacent potting room into a cocktail lounge and decreed it and the foyer perfect for entertaining larger groups. He even fitted a 1930s French burlwood bar cabinet with wheels so it can roll away from the wall to allow a bartender to serve drinks from behind it. It all adds up to a chic home in which every space serves a purpose. “I used the living room maybe only six times in the last twenty years because it wasn’t functional,” says the homeowner. “Michael proposed installing a large-screen TV with the bar below it, along with a table he selected with the games in mind. I enjoy my home a lot more now than I used to.”

FACING PAGE: Vintage Venini pendants echo the geometry of the art deco-style mosaic tile floor by Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks. The contemporary Italian stool is from Casa Design, and the Wolf range is from 7 Tide.


CinderellaAStory Designer Jennifer Brady treats her own Tudor to a modern makeover.


Jennifer Brady amplified her home’s architectural character by paneling the living room walls and adding a coffered ceiling. “I wanted one space in the house to feel really special,” says the designer, who also added a storage cabinet next to the fireplace, which is flanked by a pair of vintage slipper chairs covered in a zebra print.

C ompact in size and squeezed onto a modest lot, the Wellesley, Massachusetts, Tudor struck many house hunters as a candidate for the wrecking ball. Vegetation ran wild outside, while the mold and pet stains inside bore fragrant testimony to decades of neglect.Where others saw decay, however, Jennifer Brady saw opportunity. “It was a charm ing house, it was in a great neighborhood, and we knew

FACING PAGE: A Susan Harter mural wallpaper lends English country charm to the living room, which is punctuated by a pair of aluminum tables from Gervasoni.


ABOVE: The square dining room demanded a round table, which Brady illuminated with an Akari pendant designed by Isamu Noguchi. LEFT: The dining room’s window bay was transformed into a game area that doubles as overflow dinner seating. (Twelve-year-old daughter Kidder made it her “home office” during the pandemic.)

224 that we could make it what we wanted it to be,” says the interior designer, who had previously renovated her own homes in Boston’s Back Bay and South End. To resuscitate the 1920s home, she focused on finishes rather than furnishings, relying on color, texture, and trim to introduce visual interest in lieu of flashy fabrics or patterns. “Architectural detail is what makes a space feel special—more so than the furniture and fabrics you put in it,” sheUsays.nder the ministrations of finish carpenter Paul Curran, the living room’s barren walls blossomed with bands of flat paneling, while the ceiling sprouted ornate coffers, conjuring a sense of elegance that the original space lacked.


ABOVE: The Moroccan rug was too small for the family room, so Brady set it atop a larger neutral carpet. LEFT: Jennifer Brady tends bar in the former kitchen, now dubbed The Palm Court. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: An Ochre pendant illuminates the honed-marble island in the kitchen addition; the Andersen windows were painted black to emulate the home’s original steel casements. Vintage stools nestle into the island’s recess, which is covered with melamine to resist scuffing from fidgety feet.



CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Defying convention, Brady placed a chaise at the foot of the bed instead of a bench and suspended a contemporary Le Deun Luminaires pendant above. Hats accompany an antique bow-front chest in the primary bedroom. A Kohler tub dominates the neighboring bath. FACING PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: Brady maximized space in a guest room by inserting the bed in a nook outfitted with bookshelves and a TV. The office is headquarters for Brady’s business, KidderKokx Interior Architecture & Design.

“That room was in pretty rough shape when they moved in,” Curran concedes. Brady paired the creamy woodwork with a pastoral mural wallcovering that spans one wall, underscoring the room’s newfound formality. “I just thought it would be more interesting than a large piece of art,” she explains. To maximize space, Brady banished floor-hogging radiators in favor of forced-air heat and tucked a contempo rary sectional into a corner of the living room so she could seat more people at parties. Nimble aluminum occasional tables take the place of a traditional coffee table and add a touch of glitz to gatherings. “I think every room should have an unexpected element,” the designer says. Craving more space for entertaining, Brady and her husband, Michael, hired

227 architect Elise Braceras Stone to design an addition, which includes a garage, kitchen, primary bedroom suite, and a family room covered in navy blue grass cloth. “People get scared of dark colors,” acknowledges Brady, who kept the ceiling and trim white to offset the color and framed the windows in ombre fabrics that bridge the contrasting hues. The designer employed a similar approach in the new kitchen, where white cabinets and generous expanses of White Rhino marble partner with dusky green walls that appear almost black at night. To add a little levity, she introduced a quartet of midcenturymodern stools upholstered in a Rose Tarlow toile and illuminated the island with a Calder-esque mobile adorned with glowing glass orbs. “We have plenty of recessed lighting, so it’s really more of a decorative element,” Brady says. Initially, the designer painted the primary bedroom white, but she found

INTERIOR MILLWORK: Paul Curran, C&M Custom Carpentry that the color only emphasized the enormity of the space. So she replaced it with a warm tobacco brown that complements her col lection of antique furniture. Contemporary art and lighting—plus a toe-tickling shag carpet—lighten the sultry mood.

RIGHT: The remodeled basement is daughter Kidder’s domain, starting with a mudroom outfitted with reindeer wallpaper from Élitis.

FACING PAGE: After the kitchen addition was built, Brady turned the old kitchen into an entertaining space dubbed The Palm Court, which she wrapped in a Pierre Frey wallpaper depicting a surrealist ball that Salvador Dalí hosted in 1941.

ABOVE: Brady rounded a foyer doorway leading to the kitchen for architectural interest and surrounded it with a Lindsay Alker wallpaper featuring cavorting stags.


—Designer Jennifer Brady

INTERIOR DESIGN: Jennifer Brady, KidderKokx Interior Architecture & Design


Growing up in a 1920s Maine cottage, Brady learned to appreciate old houses and is pleased she was able to save this one. “I love the history, I love the charm, and the stories that come with them,” she says.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

RENOVATION ARCHITECTURE: Elise Braceras Stone, Elise Braceras Stone Architect

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Adolfo Perez Architect has built a reputation and award-winning practice around the simple belief that good design should reflect the time and place in which we live. Our work balances the best of modern tech nology and building practices with the timeless ideals of craftsmanship, beauty, and attention to detail that, together, create the special spaces we call home. Pied-à-Terre



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Special Advertising Section 233 ➊ The open living, dining, and kitchen areas overlook the Jaffa Gate and the walls of the Old City. The materials create a sun lit interior palette that reflects the brilliant Jerusalem light. ➋ The custom curved steel and white oak stair is the focal point of the entry. ➌ The custom vanity in the primary bath is set against a striped black marble wall, accented by cove lighting, and finished with vessel sinks and LED-lit oval mirrors. ➍ The powder room is a study in minimalism with a carved Carrara marble sink, an elegant floor-mounted faucet, and ribbed ceramic-tile walls. Adolfo Perez Architect 69 Union Street Newton, MA adolfoperez.com617-527-744202459 ➋ ➍ ADOLFO PEREZ ➌ H•NEWENGLANDDESIGN•ALLOFFAME 2021INDUCTEENHD O E F

When Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, this villa on St. Barts was ruined. Charles Malafaia and Inter national Builders 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, they worked tire lessly to rebuild the villa. The scope of work included flooring, decks, a new kitchen, stonework, foundation rebuild ing, new water pipes and electrical conduits, lighting, tile, paintwork, and a new pool. It was remarkable work, and Charlie developed innovative ideas to cope with emerging challenges. The final product is a work of art. Jamestown, Rhode Island One of the main goals for this home situated on Narraganset Bay was to create an unobstructed view to the water. To achieve an open concept, our team installed a thirty-foot metal beam in order to remove all of the living and dining room walls facing the bay. We also raised the roof by three feet to increase the ceilings to be over ten feet. We then created a series of tray ceilings in the main living spaces. The back of the house was updated with a long stretch of new custom glass doors within a thin stainless-steel frame. The end result is a stunning open-concept contemporary home.

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Special Advertising Section 235 ➊ A new retaining wall restructured after hurricane Irma as well as new water pipes, electrical work, an entirely new Kitchen and interior spaces and more. ➋ A long stretch of glass doors within a custom metal frame. ➌ A new deck with an infinity pool overlooking the water. ➌➋ ➍ International Builders, Inc. 561 Boylston Street, Suite 200 Boston, MA intbuilders.com617-859-762302116 CHARLES MALAFAIA

A challenge with this project was integrating technology so it didn’t take away from the home’s perfectly crafted, clean, and minimal aesthetic.

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The homeowners wanted the home’s design to reflect the very best in Scandinavian and modern design narratives. Likewise, they wanted the technology in their home to reflect the very best in smart technology and home automation.

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J ust outside of Reykjavik, overlook ing the North Atlantic Ocean, lies a se aside villa pushing the boundaries of luxury living in every way. Sourcing entirely from Icelandic talent, the owner put together a team of the best architects and designers to create this stunning home. This team included architects Steve Christer and Margrét Harðardóttir at Studio Granda and interior designer Selma Agustsdottir.

By integrating Amina invisible speak ers and Savant audio, we provided an inc redible audio experience for the homeowners wholly hidden through out the home. Savant whole-home control and Basalte keypads provide an immersive and intuitive technol ogy experience for anyone using the home systems, which include audio from Amina, TVs from Samsung, lighting from KNX, motorized shades from Lutron, and physical security from 2N.

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Special Advertising Section 237 ➊ A cross section showing the cantilevered walkway; this space has hidden Amina speakers in the ceilings. ➋ The open-plan kitchen also has hidden Amina speakers and lighting control from Basalte. ➌ The music room, with Lutron shades, Amina speakers, and a hidden subwoofer. ➍ The ofpreserveusewalkwaycantileveredandstaircaseBasaltekeypadstothecleanlinesthearchitecture. TSP Smart Spaces 500 Harrison Avenue Boston MA, www.tsp.space617-267-303002118 ➋ ➍ AARON STALLINGS ➌ 5FORTYUNDERFIVE 0NEWENGL A NDHOME’ S 2022 SPONSOR


Exterior photograph by Brian Vanden Brink. Interior photograph by Sarah Szwajkos

Head for the Hills retreats high on and MARIA

ROCK SHOW This is the house that nature built. Surrounding rugged rocks, lakeside coves, and canopies of trees inspired the design of the camp-like, Shingle-style home in Orland, Maine, located less than an hour from Bar Harbor and the Bangor Airport. Nature’s own property pins, including two moun tains, dramatic cliffs, mature forests, and more than 2,000 feet of frontage on one of Maine’s deepest and clearest lakes, define the boundaries of the 112-acre site. Known as Floating Boulder, the award-winning design blurs the lines between indoors and out. The current owner, who built the house in 2007, wanted it to feel as though it had evolved over time. He liked the notion that rooms had been added on, each evoking a different generation. The house was not meant to look intentionally built or landscaped. Reclaimed wood, wide-plank floors, stone fireplaces, and an antique stove give it a vintage vibe. Even the sounds are nostalgic, by design: the creak of door springs, the ringing of brass handles, the thud you hear when you close the walk-in cooler. And each of the home’s five bed rooms is unique in style. Says listing agent Elizabeth Banwell: “A carefully managed for est canopy and hiking trails designed around the dramatic topography make this an extraordinarily special property.” The owner agrees: “Bring your hiking boots and swim shorts…jump right off a granite boulder into a pristine lake. This place is magical.”


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CONTACT: Elizabeth Banwell, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty, Portland, Maine,, 207-747-9308, MLS# 1531637

Your Direct Connection to New England Coastal Living East Sandwich, MA $1,600,000 2 BD 3 BA 1,674 SF Lisa Hassler, Kinlin Grover Compass - Sandwich 774.994.1337 Wickford Village, RI $1,600,000 3 BD 2F 1H BA 2,365 SF Sue Moore, Randall Realtors Compass - North Kingstown 401.952.9164 Stonington, CT $1,200,000 4 BD 4 BA 3,060 SF Melinda Carlisle, Randall Realtors Compass - Mystic 860.460.8002 Falmouth, MA $1,550,000 4 BD 3 BA 2,078 SF Anthony Team, Kinlin Grover Compass - Falmouth 508.548.6611 Truro, MA $2,000,000 3 BD 4 BA 3,920 SF Patricia Lemme, Kinlin Grover Compass - Wellfleet 508.284.2615 Madison, CT $1,395,000 4 BD 3 BA 4,131 SF John Campbell, Page Taft Compass - Madison 203.415.5439 34 Locations Serving Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts | | Compass is a licensed real estate broker and Kinlin Grover Realty Group, LLC, Randall Realtors Waterford LLC are licensed real estate brokers affiliated with Compass and each abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. Photos may be virtually staged or digitally enhanced and may not reflect actual property conditions.

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Mountain living takes a contemporary turn in this home designed and built by one of New England Home’s 5 Under 40 winners, Erika L. Dodge, in Stowe, Vermont, in 2021. It took the owners more than a year to find the ideal site in the coveted Robinson Springs neighborhood. Window after window frames views of the ski trails at Stowe Mountain Resort. “From the moment you walk in, you’re drawn across the great room to those incredible views, including Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak,” says listing agent McKee Macdonald. “The home is bright and airy and anchored with natural materials like wood and stone to give it a true Vermont feel,” he says. The owner adds that “while Vermont is known for its farmhouse aesthetic, we wanted to build a modern mountain home. I love that we were able to incorporate over fifty different species of wood.” You’ll live luxuriously here; there’s plenty of space for guests thanks to the home’s five bedrooms. Two favorite features: a cozy screened porch with a fireplace and a glass wall at the back of the house that faces the mountain. “It brings the outdoors right into our living room,” says the owner. There are nearby private hiking trails, ponds, tennis courts, and direct access to exceptional mountain biking. The owner, who is relocating, is quick to give a shout out to the build ers (Red House Building in Colchester) because they also handle the home’s ongo ing seasonal needs. Life is carefree here. “We often just sit outside and listen to the birds and wind rustling the grass while looking directly to the west, enjoying the most beautiful sunsets,” she says.

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CONTACT: McKee Macdonald, Smith Mac donald Group, Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate, Stowe, Vt., stowevermontrealestate. com, 802-375-5009, MLS# 4900975 Over And Bent

Photography by Gavin Preuss

This stately home was inspired by Snowshill, a sixteenth-century manor in the Cotswolds, a range of rolling hills in southwest England. At just under 10,000 square feet, this Alford, Massachusetts, manse looks and feels like it’s from anoth er time and place, but it was designed and built in 2011. Alford, a small town in the Berkshires, is just ten minutes from Great Barrington. Everything is done on a grand scale in the stone-and-stucco Tudor-style home—from classic and timeless material choices (oak floors with a variety of inlay patterns throughout) to trteriors,dowandAthestonefeaturesenergy-efficient(aneight-inchveneerinsulatesdouble-thickwalls).fireplaceinthefoyerplentyofcozywinseatsgivetheinaspolishedandaditionalastheyare,awelcomingfeeling.Bathedinnaturallight, every room boasts a spectacular view. The primary suite includes a sitting area with fireplace, a dressing room, and a spacious bath with a soaking tub. The home fea tures three additional en suite bedrooms with a guest suite over the garage. The second-floor west-facing viewing deck is listing agent Nikki Carchedi’s favorite spot: “It overlooks rolling pastures with expansive mountain views,” she says. “To have a home set so high on a hill in Alford is truly a rare find.” Visitors glimpse a two-bedroom guest cottage as they start up the mile-long drive to the main house. The surrounding landscape is worthy of an English postcard, with formal gardens accessed through an antique wrought iron gate. The estate sits on more than seventy acres and is surrounded by 1,000 acres of conservation land.


CONTACT: Nikki Carchedi, Stone House Properties, Chatham, N.Y., 413-822-0200,,MLS#142832

Historic Gambrel located in Marion Village! Set on a spec tacular 1 acre lot, this 2,532 sq. ft. home offers 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, updated gourmet kitchen, large screened-in porch, and lovely living spaces that are full of historic charm. Also with a detached 2 car garage with guest apartment above. Beautifully landscaped grounds including stone walls, gardens, and fish pond. Just steps to all Village amenities! Exclusively listed at $1,625,000 Massachusetts dock Harbor! Antique Federal-Style home is nestled in the heart of Marion Village and just steps from Tabor Academy, Island Wharf, private clubs and all village amenities. This iconic estate is set on .67 acres and comprised of a 4,500 +/- sq. ft. home, detached 3 car garage with unfinished second floor, private dock and float, and 170 +/- feet of frontage on Sippican Harbor. Price of $4,195,000 aims to provide trans parent and fully documented and for works of fine art, furnishings, and objects. We provide services and complete resto ration of the things you love. Appraisers and 20RestorationParkPlaza, Ste 483 Boston, Ma


Converse Company Real Estate 166 Front Street, P.O. Box 416 Marion, Massachusetts 02738 Tel: 508-748-0200 | Fax: CONVERSECOMPANYREALESTATE.COM508-748-2337



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SHOP LUXURY Blossom Large in Gold Leaf by Hudson Manzi Appraisers and Resto ration

AFTER BEFORE The Modern Equinox Chandelier Authentic Designs hand builds historically accurate and classical lighting for period and modern homes. AUTHENTIC DESIGNS 154 Mill Road West Rupert, VT 05776 (800) authenticdesigns.com844-9416

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Stroll Providence’s Benefit Street and enjoy this juried sale of works by Rhode Island School of Design alumni and Providencestudents.

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Business didn’t slow down this summer. Here is what was happen ing between vacations. Earlier this year, we reported that Audio Video Design and Sounds Good had merged to form simpleHome; the company recently acquired Hopkinton, Mas sachusetts-based Creative Systems, too. Co-founder Brad Smith and coowner Greg Brett continue to lead the company, and with showrooms in Boston, Waltham, and Westwood, this team is well poised to bring accessible smart-home technology to the Bay State. The state-of-the-art Clarke show room in Milford, Massachusetts, acted as the backdrop for the 2022 PRO Awards sponsored by PRO New England. The annual awards celebrate the finest work by remod eling professionals in our region. This year’s gold winners include Kevin Cradock Builders, Asher Nichols & Craftsmen, Platt Builders, Northeast Design + Build, and Feinmann, to name a few. Finally, a special shout out to PRO New England Member of the Year Jim Lavallee of Lavallee Systems. Well done, all. There have been some exciting changes at Herrick & White, which is celebrating forty-five years in business. Continuing a tradition of employee-to-ownership succes sion, Kevin Fuoroli, Gerry Ferland, Jay Walden, and Jeff Amylon have all transitioned into co-owners of the Cumberland, Rhode Island, architectural millwork firm. The team steps into the big (and highly respected) shoes of retiring owners Ken Bertram and Gary Rousseau. Former co-owner Steve Brannigan isn’t ready for retirement yet and ’s 5 Under 40 Celebration


Enjoy a festive evening honoring the 2022 Bulfinch award winners, presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s New England Chapter. Harvard Club of Boston ‹‹ New England Home ‹‹ ‹‹

‹‹ Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Online Consignment Auction of Early Provincetown Art SEPTEMBER 17

Support one of New England’s most notable museums while expanding your art collection. Provincetown, Mass. Autumn House Tour SEPTEMBER 24 Love pumpkins, mums, and changing leaves? Tour six Cape Cod homes festively decorated for fall during this Village Garden Club of Dennis fundraiser. Dennis, Mass.

Newport’s historic mansions provide a glamorous backdrop for this annual festival showcasing fine wine from around the world alongside local and regional cuisine. Newport, R.I.


PRISM Awards Gala




24th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show


Boston Design Center Fall Market

The Innovation and Design Building in Boston opens its doors for two days of lectures, product launches, and Bostonnetworking.

SEPTEMBER 15 Toast the 2022 5 Under 40 recipients. Bid on rugs designed by the winners during a live auction benefiting the nonprofit LandryBarakat.& Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston

Rhode Island is a small state with a big design community. Celebrate creativity and design with talks, tours, and panel discussions spotlighting talent from across the state.


For more than two decades, this event has showcased historic, modern, and contemporary fine art. This year, shop for jewelry and antiques, too. The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts

The PRISM Awards celebrate the exemplary projects and outstanding achievements of professionals in the homebuilding industry. Boston Marriott Long Wharf ‹‹ Bulfinch Awards



245 DECORATIVE CARPET AND HOME Carpet and Rugs | Stair Runners | Blinds and Shades Flooring | Wallpaper | Custom Upholstery


The New England chapter of the IFDA has been very busy under the leadership of president Larissa Cook of FBN Construction. When members aren’t gathering for one of their social events, like a winter snow-tubing party or a summer luau, the group is helping oth ers through community service. This summer, IFDA made improvements to the Wellesley A Better Chance program’s dormitory, home to academically talented young women of color attending Wellesley High School. New England Design Hall of Fame inductee Gary McBournie has launched a charmingly preppy fabric and wallcover ing collection inspired by his love for the Gray Lady. McBournie took inspiration from vintage fabric and Nantucket flora. Prints include crisp stripes, vintage sailboats, whaling flags, and lush hydran gea. Shop the Nantucket Collection at Weatherly Design, located on island. The Boston Preservation Alliance honored David Hacin, principal and creative director of Hacin + Associates, with its 2022 President’s Award for Excellence. The award recognizes Hacin’s strong voice for preservation through his design work and his almost twenty years of membership on the Boston Civic Design Commission. The community is fortunate to have professionals like Hacin who work hard to maintain Boston’s architectural and historical significance. The New England Home team appreci ates the effusive feedback on the Luxury Home Design Summit. It was a thrill to host everyone at the iconic Chatham Bars Inn this spring. Attendees, keep the comments coming: we are already plan ning LHDS ’23, scheduled for May 22–24. See you then!

Do you have news to share with New England Home? Email Lynda Simonton at

The one-stop resource for designers and design-minded clients has transitioned into the role of chief fi nancial officer. No doubt Herrick & White is in good hands

Chris Brown and Jeffrey Gaudet of b Architecture Studio flank Nancy Cherry of Divine Design Center Jill Najnigier of JN Interior Spaces, John Trifone and Deanna Chandonnet of Minotti, and Michelle Southworth of MWI Fiber-Shield Michael D’Angelo and Antone Almeida of Michael D’Angelo DesignSwansonArchitectureLandscapewithJeffofCharlesStreet Paige de Santis, Jaime Ferris, and Jill Ostiguy of DiscoverTileTaraPavia and Daniel Abramson of simpleHome with Marc Calheta and Laurie DeMars of Kistler & Knapp Builders Adolfo Perez of Adolfo Perez Architect, Mariette and Magued Barsoum of Divine Design Center, and New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton Divine Design Center Barbara Bahr Sheehan of Barbara Bahr Sheehan Interior Design, Meredith Tomlin.Hilliard of Tomhill Studio, Jane Hassan of Jane Hassan Interior Design, and Alexandra Aquadro of AGA Interior Design Elisabeth McCall of McCall Design, Tyler Winder of Winder Capital, and Wendy Callahan of Wendy Callahan Interiors New England Home’s Joyce Leavitt with Tobin Shulman and Shelby Littlefield of SV Design


Jon Fox of Blueprint Advisors with Michael and Anthony Battista of Monique’s Bath Showroom

Photography by Tara Carvalho Design Center Networking Event Divine Design Center hosted New England Home’s July/August networking event in its spacious and luxe Boston showroom. Guests snacked and chatted while touring room vignettes and taking in waterfront views from the showroom’s patio. SCENE EDITED BY CAMILLA TAZZI Andi Sinani, Samantha DeMarco, Clara Elsisy, Gaya Ovsepyan, and Thomas Mercier of Divine Design Center


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Kris Horiuchi of Horiuchi Solien and Holly Hudson of Holly Hudson Designs New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Bob Marzilli of R. P. Marzilli & Company

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New England Home joined Hutker Architects and Mid-Cape Home Centers for an evening of networking at the Woods Hole Golf Club in Falmouth, Massachusetts. New England Home’s annual Cape & Islands issue was also unveiled. Four attendees won items in a silent auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity. SCENE New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton with Patti and Danielle Jones of Snow and Jones New England Home’s Jenna Talbott and Erika Ayn Finch Jim Cappuccino, Ryan Alcaidinho, Tom Shockey, Audrey Snare, Matt Schiffer, Emily Avakian, Phil Regan, Julie Bangert, and Karen Chesney of Hutker Architects Cathy Kert of Cathy Kert Interiors with Morgan Shaw and Lauren Morgan of sullivan + associates architects Jay Walden and Jeff Amylon of Herrick & White Stacy Waniga of Thibaut and Robin Gannon of Robin Gannon Interiors Barry Sturgis, Austin O’Brien, Jonathan Piers, Dale Simmons, Crystal Pieschel, and Jack Stevenson of Mid-Cape Home Centers

Photography by Julia Cumes Cape & NetworkingIslandsEvent

Paul Bannon of Bannon Custom Builders and Jack Stevenson of Mid-Cape Home Centers Hilary Moore and Anne Potvin of Martha’s Vineyard Construction Melinda and Sebastian Headrick of Chatham Interiors with Donna Elle of Donna Elle Design

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Rachel Douglass and Mark Salvi of Oasis Shower Doors Samantha Rose of The Portland Group/Splash Spritzo and Caroline Stone of Patrick Ahearn Architect with Donna Zinckmoore and Robin Shor of The Portland Group/Splash Spritzo Nick Campanelli of Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, Nick Buni of Adams + Beasley Associates, and Michael D’Angelo of Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture Patti Watson of Taste Ryan Alcaidinho, Julie Bangert, Tom McNeill, and Greg Ehrman of Hutker Architects Erin Hudson and Paul Grothouse of Grothouse Andrea Fontaine and Heidi Edwards of Cambria Tara Pavia simpleHomeof and Kate Maloney Albiani of Kate Maloney Interior Design Jaclyn Humble and Jill Ballew of High Country Drapery Designs, Amy Flurry of Amy Flurry and the Paper-Cut-Project, and Joy Williams of Joyful Designs Studio Azusa Nakazawa and Bethanne Matari of Currey & Company with Patti Carpenter of carpenter + company


Photography by Julia Cumes Luxury Home Design Summit New England Home and Esteem Media’s Luxury Home Design Summit returned for its third year at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. This three-day conference allowed attendees to develop cutting-edge business knowledge through seniorlevel networking opportunities, panel discussions, and inspiring keynote speakers including Andrew Cogar, Jaimy Szymanski, and Susan Ferrier. SCENE

Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders Carlotta Cubi and Stephanie Coleman of Cumar, Jon Moss of Installations Plus, and Larissa Cook of FBN Construction Andrew Cogar of Historical Concepts with Philip Frye and Cynthia First of First Rugs


Clara Silverstein of Historic Newton, Michelle Michaels of Michelle Michaels Interior Design, and Jill Litner Kaplan of Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors Vani Sayeed of Vani InteriorsSayeedJill Litner Kaplan and Ben Kaplan of Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors Annie Lennox and Jim Sersich of Partners in KontaridisChrisHomeownersDesignandMelissa

Tom Mitchell of Mitchell Construction Group Ryan Manhoff of New England Design & Construction Chris Brown and Julie Dalton of Platt Builders

Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders, Shalini Vattes of FBN Construction, Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services, Wayne Southworth of MWI Fiber-Shield, and Chris Magliozzi of FBN Construction

Historic Newton’s Gilded RevisitedAgeParty Each year, Historic Newton’s Newton House Tour showcases historic homes, contemporary renovations, and idyllic interior designs. This year, the weekend concluded with the Gilded Age Revisited party at a pristinely preserved private home built in 1908. Guests enjoyed wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres and were able to meet designers featured on the tour.

The Good Life | Joe Tanguay of Clarke, Larissa Cook of FBN Construction, and New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Jenna Talbott


Photography by Veronica Jay Photography by Michael Blanchard

The New England chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) kicked off the start of the season with a lively luau, complete with music and a barbecue. Guests embraced the spirit of summer by donning colorful leis and grass skirts.

Michael Palmer, Jed Orsini, Dan Wilson, Kevin Cradock, and Sarah Hudson of Kevin Cradock Builders

Bobby Ernst of FBN Construction and Matt Gineo of simpleHome PRO Awards The Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) of New England honors the finest remodeling industry professionals in our region each year at its PRO Awards. Firms are recognized for projects that display superior innovation, efficacy, craftsmanship, and presentation. Josh West, Susan Howell, and Scott Graham of Howell Custom Building

IFDA Tiki Time Summer BBQ

Hoffman Design Build Gold, Fresh Start Contracting RESIDENTIAL BATH OVER $100,000 Silver, Kevin Cradock Builders Gold, Feinmann, Inc. RESIDENTIAL ADDITION UNDER $200,000 Silver, Encore Construction Gold, Platt Builders RESIDENTIAL ADDITION $200,000 AND OVER Silver, BLB Design/Build Gold, Platt Builders RESIDENTIAL HISTORICAL RENOVATION/RESTORATION Gold, New England Design & Construction ENTIRE HOUSE UNDER $500,000 Silver, Fresh Start Contracting Gold, Red House Design Build ENTIRE HOUSE $500,000 AND OVER Silver, Mitchell Construction Group Gold, Howell Custom Building Group ENTIRE HOUSE CONDO Silver, Encore Construction Gold, Feinmann, Inc. RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN UNDER $50,000 Silver, Archambault Construction Gold, Miller Construction RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN $50,000-$100,000 Silver, Northeast Design + Build Gold, Northeast Design + Build RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN $100,001-$150,000 Silver, Masters Touch Design Build Gold, Remodelwerks,Llc RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN $150,001-$250,000 Silver, Masters Touch Design Build Gold, Platt Builders MEMBER OF THE YEAR Jim Lavallee, Lavallee Systems RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN OVER $250,000 Silver, Feinmann, Inc. Gold, TEAM Platt Builders and Sage Conti Design PREMRUGREG EVENT PHOTOS: VERONICA JAY

RESIDENTIAL BATH $30,000-$60,000 Silver, Renovisions Gold, Rebel Builders

RESIDENTIAL SPECIALTY EXTERIOR Silver, Lavallee Systems Gold, Platt Builders

PROJECT USING THE MOST PRO NEW ENGLAND MEMBERS Feinmann, Inc. MOST USED MEMBER F.D. Sterritt Lumber RESIDENTIAL BATH UNDER $30,000 Silver, Renovisions Gold, TEAM Asher Nichols & Craftsmen and KitchenVisions


remodeling professionals.

Builders RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR Gold, BLB Design/Build RESIDENTIAL SPECIALTY INTERIOR Silver, Archambault Construction Gold, Asher Nichols


The PRO Awards honor the work of the region’s finest Members of the Organization New England (PRO NE) competed in 16 categories for the distinction. The awards presentation gala was held at the Clarke showroom in Milford, MA. find a visit:

INTERIOR Silver, TEAM KitchenVisions and Asher Nichols & Craftsmen Gold, Kevin


RESIDENTIAL BATH $60,001-$100,000 Silver, J.P.


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254 The Good Life REQUIRED READING Book Report


At Home with Designers and Tastemakers photograph by Stacey Bewkes

These insightful new books—many with a New England connection— should be on your fall read ing list.


In At Home with Designers and Tastemakers: Creating Beautiful and Personal Interiors (Rizzoli), Connecticut editor and author Susanna Salk and Nantucket writer and photographer Stacey Bewkes—founder of the inimitable—give entrée into the private homes of design aesthetes with distinct—and disparate—points of view. Going behind closed doors, the duo’s words and photography capture the true essence of their subjects’ private worlds. Greenwich, Connecticut, designer Charlotte Barnes's personal residence is featured in At Home with Designers and Tastemakers



K Natural Wonders Noel Kingsbury’s Wild: The Naturalistic Garden (Phaidon) features newly commissioned photography by Claire Takacs that captures more than forty gardens from around the world—including two from Maine and Connecticut— that have been designed with a wild and natural planting approach. Manicured gardens these are not, and the creations—from perennial meadows to withtrendspaces—showcasedrought-resistantthecurrentofnature-basedplantinganeco-awareapproach.

255 2 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701 (508) 877-4647 | DESIGNDAGFINEMAN,CARADESIGNER: WINCHESTERSARAHPHOTOGRAPHY: Wild photograph by Claire TakacsFort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, designed by James McCain, is featured in Wild: The Naturalistic Garden

256 The Good Life REQUIRED READING Whatever your style, you’ll find it at our bath, kitchen and lighting showrooms. VISIT FRANKWEBB.COM TO FIND A SHOWROOM FWH_Ad_New_England_Home .indd 1 7/7/22 12:48 PM I GatheringsGracious

Entertaining in Style: Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster—Table Settings, Recipes, Flower Arrangements, and Decorating (Rizzoli) showcases timeless inspiration from cousins Nancy Astor and celebrated interior designer Nancy Lancaster, both of whom were renowned for entertaining with congeniality and sophistication.

Anna Pavord, global bestselling author of The Tulip, is back with a fully revised and updated version of The Seasonal Gardener: Creative Planting Combinations (Phaidon), first published in 2001. The title has been reimagined to teach a new generation of gardeners how to best pair and group plants to create brilliant displays all year long.

A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC 50 Water Street Newburyport, Massachusetts 978 499 8889 Give The Best* to the Best. A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC *Named Yankee Magazine Best Whoopie Pie

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The work of groundbreaking landscape architect Beatrix Farrand— whose garden designs dot the New England landscape and well beyond— is celebrated in a new tome by landscape historian and preservation consultant Judith B. Tankard. Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect (The Monacelli Press) is being published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Farrand’s birth. Iconic Inspiration In Breuer’s Bohemia (The Monacelli Press), author James Crump surveys the houses that legendary twentieth-century architect Marcel Breuer designed in Connecticut and Massachusetts from the 1950s through the ’70s. The book features vintage and contemporary photographs as well as rarely seen archival materials. There is also a feature-length documentary of the same name that examines his work along the East Coast.

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Landscape design: David Hawk, Hawk Design, Sagamore, Mass., 508-833-8800,

Masonry, hardscape, and landscape installation: Dave Schumacher, Schumacher Landscape Artisans, West Bridgewater, Dennisport, Mass., 508-427-7707,

Cabinetry: Fairfield County Millwork, Bethany, Conn., 203-393-9751, fcmillwork. com; Littleton Millwork, Littleton, N.H., 603-444-2677,


Upholstery: Partners in Design, Newton, Mass., 617-965-1950,

Interior millwork: Anderson & McQuaid Co., Cambridge, Mass., 617-876-3250, Cabinetry: Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, Ward Hill, Mass., 978-469-0315,

Cabinetry: Mcintosh & Company Cabinetmakers, Lewiston, Maine, 207-577-6095,

Katie Flynn, Hisel Flynn Architects, Lexington, Mass., 617-588-9764, Builder: Phil Porter, Porter Builders, Arlington, Mass., 617-256-7463, Interior millwork and cabinetry: Sabrina Stewart, Scavolini, Boston, 857-284-7334,

Cabinetry: John Wassink, JH Klein Wassink, Concord, Mass., 617-283-2416, Baker’s Bounty Page Interior72 design: Sage Conti, Sage Conti Design, Concord, Mass., 570-660-4087, Builder: Platt Builders, Groton, Mass., 978-448-9963,

Jacob Lilley, Jacob Lilley Architects, Wellesley, Mass., 781-431-6100, Interior design: Jacob Lilley Architects, Wellesley, Mass., 781-431-6100, Builder: Kevin Cradock, Justin Oates, Kevin Cradock Builders, Boston, 617-524-2405,


Interior design: Tiffany LeBlanc, LeBlanc Design, Boston, 857-957-0911, Interior architecture: Anne Snelling-Lee, a+sl Studios, Newton, Mass., 617-454-4665,

Blue Architecture:PagesNote53–56

WEAVING HISTORY PAGES Architecture:41–50

Interior design: Annie Hall, Annie Hall Interiors, Cambridge, Mass., 617-413-5620, Builder: Finback Contracting, Weymouth, Mass., 781-812-0732,

Windows and doors: Tischler Und Sohn, Stamford, Conn., 203-674-0600,

LIFE PAGESSIZE80–88Architectural, interior, and landscape design: Milford Cushman, Terri Gregory, Cushman Design Group, Stowe, Vt., 802-498-8494, Builder: Tell Gregory, Gregory Construc tion, Morrisville, Vt., 802-793-1496


Builder: KVC Builders, Waltham, Osterville, Mass., 781-890-5599,

Engineering: Sean M. Riley, Coastal Engineering Company, Orleans, Sandwich, Nantucket, Mass., 508-255-6511,

Builder: Tony Salem, Sea-Dar Construction, Boston, 617-423-0870, Interior millwork: Herrick & White, Cumberland, R.I., 401-658-0440,; Masterpiece Woodworks, Avon, Mass., 508-580-0021,; South Shore Millwork, Norton, Mass., 774-225-6300, Kitchen design: Venegas and Company, Boston, 617-439-8800, Audio/video design: simpleHome, Westwood, Mass., 617-965-4600, Lighting design: HLB Lighting Design, Boston, 617-229-5190, Decorative painting: Pietra Viva Italy, Boston, 617-875-2066,

258 Clean and Serene Pages Architecture:60–62

Michael McClung, Matthew Lopes, Shope Reno Wharton, Norwalk, Conn., 203-852-7250,

Interior millwork: Tradern Fine Woodwork ing, Newton, Mass., 617-393-3733

Andrew Reck, Oak Hill Architects, Weston, Mass., 781-899-1530, Builder: David Cebulla, Cebulla Construc tion, Wayland, Mass., 781-820-1073

Landscape design: Dan K. Gordon, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, Wellesley, Edgartown, Mass., 781-237-5751, Landscape contractor: Paragon Landscape Construction, Hanover, Mass., 781-834-1000, Full of Flavor Pages Architecture:66–68

Then and Now Pages Interior108–110design: Diane Burcz, Diane Burcz Interior Design, Boston, 510-735-7589, Cabinetry: Scott Currier, Scott Currier Cabinetmaker, New Bedford, Mass., 617-413-3442, Modern Modification Pages Architecture:110–113

Lighting design: Peter Romaniello, Conceptual Lighting, Huntersville, N.C., 833-544-4812, Ecological restoration: Seth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Orleans, Mass., 508-255-1113,

Chris Brown, b Architecture Studio, Winchester, Mass., 781-756-0515; Osterville, Mass., 774-361-6644,


October20-23,2022 TheCyclorama, AttheBostonCenterfortheArts 24th ANNUAL BOSTONINTERNATIONAL FINEARTSHOW ProducedbyFusco&Four/Ventures,LLC 617-363-0405www.BostonArtFairs.comMediaSponsor: Nowincluding Thepremiershowcasefor talentedemergingand mid-careerartists! ComplimentaryweekendadmissionFriday-Sundaycourtesyof NewEnglandHome

Renovation220–229architecture: Elise Braceras

Landscape contractor: Timothy Drake, The Drake Company, Holliston, Mass., 508-395-0000,

Florals: Jennifer Figge, Figge Floral Studio, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 917-403-2586,

Builder: Intelligent Design & Build, Needham, Mass., 781-474-1050,



Window coverings: Designer Draperies of Boston, South Boston, Mass., 617-2682391,

Wallcovering installation: John M. Gravallese Wallcovering Installations, Lexington, Mass., 617-678-8575

TUDOR TIME PAGES 200–209 Interior design: Katie Rosenfeld, Katie Rosenfeld & Co., Wellesley, Mass., 781-235-2450,

DECO InteriorPAGESDO-OVER210–219design:Michael Barnum, Michael Barnum Studio, Boston, 617-451-2125, Builder: Greg Garzia, GG Construction and Remodeling, Hudson, Mass., 508-922-8868,

Cabinetry: Downsview of Boston, Boston, 857-317-3320,

Kitchen design: Donna Venegas, Venegas and Company, Boston, 617-439-8800,

Builder: Kevin Cradock, Justin Oates, Kevin Cradock Builders, Boston, 617-524-2405, Cabinetry: Bespoke of Winchester, Winchester, Mass., 781-570-2210, Landscape design: Joanna McCoy, a Blade of Grass, Sudbury, Mass., 508-358-4500, Decorative painting: Penswick Fine Finish Painting, Boston, 508-224-2039

Stonework: Cumar Couture Stone, Everett, Mass., 617-389-7818,

Metalwork: Modern Metal Solutions, Hudson, N.H., 603-402-3022,

Interior architectural design: Katie Rosenfeld, Jessica Chabot, Katie Rosenfeld & Co., Wellesley, Mass., 781-235-2450,

Interior design: Jennifer Brady, KidderKokx Interior Architecture & Design, Wellesley, Mass., 617-461-4824,


Roof and roof-deck architecture: Paul Paturzo, Paturzo Design, Brimfield, Mass., 617-448-1010 Landscape design: Ryan Easter, Beverly, Mass., 617-223-1574

Interior millwork: Paul Curran, C&M Custom Carpentry, Canton, Mass., 617-797-9525

Landscape design: Helene Lewand, Blackrock Farm, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-5783,

Upholstery: Partners in Design, Newton, Mass., 617-965-1950, partnersindesignltd. com; McLaughlin, Everett, Mass., 617-3890761,

Window coverings: Makkas Workroom, Framingham, Mass., 508-877-4647, Upholstery: The Fabric Showroom at Crimson & Brighton Upholstering, Newton, Mass., 617-244-1750, Carpeting: Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, Boston, 617-399-6500,

Window coverings: Designer Draperies of Boston, South Boston, Mass., 617-2682391,

Cabinetry: Joseph Meaney, Taunton, Mass., 508-345-8916,

Stone, Elise Braceras Stone Architect, Concord, Mass., 617-306-6359

Florals: Wendy Hamm, Flower Power, Boston, 415-713-5678, Window coverings: Paula Bevacqua, Design B, Saugus, Mass., 781-231-7400,

Audio/video design: Jim Sweeney, JimAV, Milford, Mass., 508-469-0168,

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CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW LEFT: Backstage at The Verb Hotel sits in the shadow of Fenway Park. Pillows upholstered in Maharam fabric adorn a bed with a custom-wrapped faux-leather and wood headboard. A photo of the Pretenders hangs above the sofa; the ottoman, which recalls a motorcycle seat, includes storage for a tray, magazines, or vinyl records, while the rug features song lyrics.


264 Last Look | BY ERIKA AYN FINCH

Rockin’ Down the Highway

esigner Patrick Planeta, who was one of the inaugural 5 Under 40 winners in 2010, immediately started sketching when his client Steve Samuels, founder and chairman of development group Samuels & Associates, reached out about an addition to The Verb Hotel in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Ten custom-crafted luxury trailers comprise Backstage, an extension of the rock ’n’ roll-themed hotel. Planeta’s designs make subtle references to live music, cross-country travel, and the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. Flooring patterns bring to mind motorcycle brake calipers; saddle-stitched faux leather nods to guitar cases; and texturized Ann Sacks tile references rubber tires and the open road. “I like to think we set the ‘stage’ with an infusion of materials that make one think of a touring trailer and the rubber meeting the road of a well-traveled schedule,” says Planeta. Backstage at The Verb Hotel bookings are now open for September.

The Golden Touch.

Designer: Theo & Isabella Design Photographer: Jessica Delaney Photography

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