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102 State of Grace

A lovingly remodeled Martha’s Vineyard home makes a congenial setting for a couple to welcome guests to the island that has captured their hearts. Text by Fred Albert I Photography by Michael Partenio I Produced by Stacy Kunstel

112 Garage Chic

With a vintage car collection below and a stylish apartment above, a coastal Rhode Island carriage house is a modern take on the traditional.

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the day is ensured by a showstopping light fixture in the breakfast room of a Boston-area home revamped by architect Adolfo Perez and designer Manuel de Santaren. Photograph by Laura Moss. To see more of this home, turn to page 134.​

Text by Bob Curley I Photograph by Nat Rea Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

122 Smooth Sailing

A stem-to-stern makeover that incorporates sophisticated allusions to the seafaring life turns an old Cape Cod saltbox into a retreat with timeless cottage style.

134 Polished to Perfection

A nineteenth-century home takes on a new air of quiet sophistication that matches its owners’ modern sensibilities and showcases their collection of contemporary art. Text by Megan Fulweiler I Photography by Laura Moss I Produced by Kyle Hoepner

Other Features:

146 Special Focus: Kitchens & Baths

A half dozen kitchens and baths where form and function happily cohabitate. Text by Paula M. Bodah

160 “5 Under 40” Awards

Our eighth annual celebration of New England’s best young design professionals. Text by Erin Marvin

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183 Perspectives

Stylish geometric-patterned rugs; Annsley McAleer designs a sleek, sophisticated dining room; Audio Video Design’s Brad Smith on the latest smart-home tech; a Massachusetts dining room is both elegant and lively.

196 Trade Notes

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

200 Design Life

Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. By Tess Woods

212 Calendar

Special events for people who are passionate about design. By Lynda Simonton

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Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in New England shops and showrooms.

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52 26 From the Editor 35 Elements: Made by Hand

Knitted, knotted, blown, thrown, or carved, a handcrafted object brings a little extra heart and soul to the home. Edited by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz

46 Artistry: The Lay of the Land Rhode Island plein-air artist Nancy Friese captures the nuances of dreamy landscapes near and far. By Julie Dugdale

52 Good Bones: Great Planes

222 Premier Properties

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

232 Resources

A guide to the professionals and products in this issue’s features.

238 Advertiser Index 240 Sketch Pad

Good old-fashioned drawing by hand is the secret to a bedroom’s beautiful details.

Modern but certainly not cold, natural but hardly rustic, a Vermont getaway nestles contentedly into its mountain environs. Text by Robert Kiener I Photography by Nat Rea

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With their line of sleek, sculptural mirrors, lighting, and furniture, Ben and Aja Blanc prove two creative heads are better than one. By Lisa H. Speidel

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here was once a time when the approach of September meant the end of summer enjoyment. Seasonal communities would close down, canoes and lawn furniture would go back into storage, newspapers and radio stations would be full of ads for back-to-school sales. These days, however, it seems to me that our not-a-care-in-the-world vacation season slides more gradually toward nose-tothe-grindstone fall; the metamorphosis has become blurrier, less quick, less definite. For one thing, most schools now begin well before August is over. For another, coastal towns that formerly emptied out after Labor Day now stay active into the autumn as restaurants remain open and schedules of social events extend toward the end of the year. More and more second homes are being

Corrections and Amplifications: In “Fabric of Our Lives,” about artist Karen Henderson in our July-August issue, we mistakenly wrote that Henderson learned to weave on a loom while working at a New Jersey fiber studio. In fact, she learned to work a loom earlier, as a student at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. Also, in “New Home in Old Newport,” in Premier Properties in the July-August issue, we learned only after we went to press that architect Alec Tesa, of A. Tesa Architecture in Newport, Rhode Island, designed the house.

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built for three-season or twelve-month use—few and far between now are the spidery, uninsulated cabins of yesteryear. As I look over the lineup for this issue of New England Home, it occurs to me that it is, essentially, a celebration of what used to be known, in less politically correct times, as Indian Summer: that in-between period when New England’s skies are a clearer blue, the afternoon sun perhaps a riper gold, and the evening’s repast more likely to feature duck and mushrooms than lobster rolls, but when the frost isn’t, as the poem would have it, yet on the pumpkin. We’ve focused on houses that promote enjoyment of the outdoors, even if they may also function as a full-service home base. One overlooks sparkling Narragansett Bay and the Newport bridge (and provides accommodations for a collection of vintage autos to boot); one is a Cape Cod getaway whose design is based on fine boatbuilding; one is a classic, white-clapboard Edgartown beauty with a harbor view, and one is a full-dress Victorian manse that is nonetheless bright, chic, and tucked into its own wraparound landscape despite a compact urban site. Plus, those of you for whom shorter days mean an increased appetite for planning your next renovation should find plenty of inspiration in our annual review of noteworthy kitchen and bath designs. So we’re sort of transitioning into our autumn back-to-business groove, but we aren’t quite ready to completely give up on warm weather just yet. There are still too many beautiful pre-frost days left in the year to enjoy. —Kyle Hoepner

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•Elements The Things That Make Great Spaces

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This ancient sewing and embroidery technique takes a modern turn in the Modulo Goyescas chair designed by Sandra Figuerola for Gan. It comes in three colorways (yellow shown here). | $2,430, Montage, Boston montageweb.com

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Every day until she reached her mid-nineties and negotiating the cellar steps became untenable, the Cape Cod artist Mary Fassett could be found in her pottery studio. After a morning swim—tide permitting—in the Pamet River, Mary would descend into her basement to throw a pot, mix a glaze, or fire up her kiln. As longtime August renters of a small cottage on her property, we got to know Mary and her work

intimately. By example, she taught us the value and beauty of the handmade object. Lovingly and carefully crafted, each of her pieces served as a source of inspiration for both user and maker. Here, we celebrate the art of making. Whether knitted, knotted, blown, or thrown, each item featured is made by hand and bears the imprint of its maker—a quality that even the most finely calibrated, highly sophisticated machinery can’t duplicate.

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The inspiration for sculptor Annie Meyer’s collection of kitchen tools comes from her long association with the food world and her love of farming, cooking, and sharing meals. The collection ranges in price depending on the piece, and no two are alike. | Dorchester, Mass., anniemeyerstudio.com

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2. Artist Sidney Perry’s plaid pillows were created at Gateway Arts weaving studio, where Perry also crafts rag rugs. The toss pillows are part of a collection ranging in prices from $40–$60.  |  The Gateway Craft Store, Brookline, Mass. gatewayarts.org

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3. Alison Doucette works in a number of different media, but she includes hand-stitching in much of her art. Paul Revere House incorporates paint and fiber. | $400. The Gateway Craft Store

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4. Jobi Pottery’s pinch pots have been handmade since the 1950s. Each irregularly shaped bowl is unique, and they come in a host of colors. | $18. Truro, Mass., jobipottery.com

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5. Good enough not to eat (but great to display) is the hand-crocheted Hot Dog. | $22, Patch NYC

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2. Claire-Anne O’Brien’s knitted stool ($870) and 4. Mapi Millet’s Detroit stool ($810), both designed for Gan, are perfect for seating extra guests, resting tired feet, or just admiring, because they look so good. | Montage, Boston, montageweb.com

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Rhode Island plein-air artist Nancy Friese captures the nuances of dreamy landscapes near and far.

Nancy Friese’s landscapes are more than • snapshots of inspiring locations. She uses the

term “composite” to describe her technique: a blending of her feelings, interpretations, and memories of a place. A self-described perceptual landscape artist, the Providence-based painter, drawer, and longtime faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design works outdoors in what she calls an open-ended fashion over multiple sessions—sometimes taking a month, or even up to a couple of years—to gather the sum of her experiences into one piece. “I truly believe all landscapes are a composite,” Friese says, “unless you’re just copying a photograph. It’s the power of light, the power of place. The longer you’re out of doors looking at a site, the more color is revealed.” Friese’s talent spans mediums, from oil (on linen or canvas) to watercolor to etchings, each uniquely expressive. Oils, she says, are more physical. There’s

substance and texture to the paint, so you can touch the piece and feel the body of the work. Watercolors represent light and spirit; when you close your eyes and run your hand over the paper, the surface feels the same whether it’s painted or not. Having studied printmaking and painting at Yale University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Friese is, she says, “devoted to two dimensions and the virtual world that limitation can

ABOVE: Spring Arbor (2017), diptych, oil on linen, 48"H × 96"W. BELOW: August Trees (2015), diptych, watercolor on paper mounted on board, 40"H × 119"W.

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create. For me, the drawing, painting, and printmaking feed seamlessly upon each other and give me avenues of focus.” As a plein-air artist, Friese works all over the world, from Japan to the countrysides of Europe to her farmstead in North Dakota—where she has spent twenty summers being inspired by the skies and open spaces. Passers-by in more well-trodden locations are often curious about her process. “When I’m out there painting, people always stop to talk to me, because when do you ever see an artist doing art?” Her process begins with color. “I get rid of the

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white ground and establish colors, from lights to darks, in the first rounds. I try not to bring in any lines in the beginning.” The image emerges in subsequent layers of colorassigning and detailing over continued visits to the location. “It’s very mechanical, in a way,” the artist says. It may be habitual, but her artistic process isn’t without challenges. The biggest? Finding that perfect combination of the representative and the abstract. “How can you walk that line?” Friese asks. “And can others see that? How do you remain structured yet free? That balance creates dynamic, or animated, spaces.” Pieces from her 2017 Arbor Views exhibition, with titles such as Summer Noon and Along the Stream, Photos courtesy of the artist and Cade Tompkins Projects

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perfectly capture that edge with deliberate, yet seemingly spontaneous, colors and textures. It’s a “collection of views of trees and their places in our daily lives,” she says. “They stand beside us throughout each day, and stand for us in a way.” Friese’s work has been featured in more than 30 solo shows and 170 group exhibitions around the world, and is sought after by institutions, museums, and private collectors. She also shares space with some of the most distinguished artists in New England on the top floor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where a 144-inch three-panel work she painted in Japan is on display. Although Friese concentrates almost solely on nature these days, she’s no stranger to harder lines and edges. She painted for a residency program on the ninety-first floor of the North Tower in New York City, but lost all her cityscapes on 9/11. She was then commissioned to do a triptych of cityscapes capturing the skyline without the World Trade Center. Since then, she has turned almost exclusively to landscapes. “The longevity of a landscape is that it’s a philosophical space—one the viewer fills,” she says. “I like to think it’s eternal that people still love to stand in nature and be part of it. I love it if I’m alone at a site. No music, no other media. It’s really enjoyable to solve your own creative problems. You have your own little realm, but in the end it’s all for somebody else to see.”  EDITOR’S NOTE: Nancy Friese is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, ­cadetompkins.com. To see more of her work, visit nancyfriese.com. September–October 2017 | New England Home  49

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Mad River Valley, the Swampscott, Massachusettsbased couple decided it was time to sell and build their very own dream home. As the wife explains, “We found a piece of land we fell in love with and said goodbye to our Brady Bunch house with its gold shag carpeting and see-through fireplace.” Enter Boston-based architect Colin Flavin. “The couple showed me the richly wooded, sloping, sixtyacre lot they had bought near Sugarbush ski resort

and explained they wanted a place that reflected— and blended in with—the beauty of the region,” he says. “I remember them saying what they didn’t want was ‘the romantic farmhouse look’ with lots of gables.” Taking his cue from the owners’ tastes and the lot itself, Flavin designed a modern, elegant, yet modest three-bedroom dwelling that is tucked neatly into the landscape. “We loved everything about Colin’s design,” says the wife. “We especially loved the way he used so many organic materials like stone, wood, and

Instead of hiding its structural components, this mountain home proudly displays them as a way of celebrating the building’s novel design. The materials—red cedar shingles, a durable membrane roof, and Douglas fir beams— will weather well and age naturally.

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beams, concrete floors, and horizontal spruce paneling help anchor the home to its wooded lot. A massive fieldstone fireplace gives the open great room a warm feel. Tall, broad windows blur the indoor-outdoor line. The minimalist landscape architecture by Keith Wagner suits the modern house.

even steel, and the way the sloping roof lines blended in with the topography of the lot.” Flavin chose exterior materials that will weather well and age naturally: red cedar shingles with an oil finish, an Italian-made resin composite cladding, Douglas fir beams, and a roof made from a durable membrane that has a standing seam appearance and sheds snow easily. Instead of hiding the structure, the design celebrates it. “We knew our clients didn’t want a ‘look at me!’ house, but we did make an effort to make its structure visible,” Flavin says. For example, while roof beams are covered on the interior, they are left exposed on the exterior. Trim is minimal. Flavin used resin cladding to offset the wooden shingles and trim

“We knew our clients didn’t want a ‘look at me!’ house,” says Colin Flavin. to prevent the house from looking overtly rustic. This natural look continues inside with features like a massive fieldstone fireplace with a bluestone hearth, exposed steel beams, concrete floors, and lots of spruce and other locally sourced wood. Brendan O’Reilly, owner of Stowe-based Gristmill Builders, described the residence as a challenge and a delight to build. “Because there is a minimum of trim work, our work had to be exact,” he says. “We like the fact that our craftsmanship is on display. We love the way the house celebrates its materials and its structure.” While some owners may have cut down trees to open distant vistas, Flavin was thrilled to learn that his clients wanted to leave the lot as pristine as possible. “They are real stewards of the land and opted for more intimate views,” he says. Although there are

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Good Bones LEFT TO RIGHT: Sloping and overhanging roofs help the house blend into the landscape. A granite slab forms a bridge across a dry streambed. An enclosed porch lets the owners appreciate the outdoors all year.

potential distant dramatic panoramas to the north that would have involved removing trees, the house is largely oriented to the south, and most of the rooms, including a three-season, screened-in porch, look out onto more modest views. “We love the feeling that we are cozy and tucked away here, but that the home is also filled with light,” says the wife. The roofs slope up to the south to maximize passive solar heating in the

winter, and roof overhangs block harsh summer sun. Burlington-based landscape architect Keith Wagner describes his work on the home as “bringing the clarity of the architecture to the landscape.” Among his touches were a subtle redesigning of the bluestone-capped granite walls to align with the front facade, filling an existing stream with river rocks, and using a slab of stone as a bridge, all of which give the

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grounds a simple, Japanese-inspired feel. Wagner used a lot of native ferns, grasses, river birch, and serviceberry trees. As he says, “We took our cue from the landscape and approached the house like it was a sculpture that Colin was inserting into the woodlands. We wanted to create a feeling of being nestled in.” As visitors approach, they are greeted by a Flavin

touch that has come to delight the owners. The front door is discreetly hidden (a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright) and topped by a waterfall/scupper that directs water from the main roof into a water garden. “It’s a small touch, but it is an elegant one that seems to be welcoming us home every time we arrive,” says the wife.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 232.

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expect it. Maybe you’re on the back deck coloring with your two daughters when you realize you’ve just sketched an idea worth pursuing, or perhaps you’re grabbing drinks at a dimly lit bar on the West Side of Providence when you suddenly pull out pen and paper. So it goes for husband and wife Ben and Aja Blanc, who merged talents officially in early 2015 to form their eponymous Providence-based boutique design studio, producing furniture, lighting, and objects. The couple met in grad school at the Rhode Island School of Design, but pursued separate tracks after school while dating long-distance. She, a museum studies major, headed to the Yale University Art Gallery to work with their collection and teach. He, a furniture design major, stayed behind to start a design studio, freelancing on the side. “When we started living together,” says Aja, “that’s when the design conversations began happening.” But it wasn’t until 2014, now married with a toddler and working at RISD, that “Aja came home one day and said, ‘I’m going to quit,’ ” remembers Ben. “That’s the moment there was a rigor brought to this studio. We knew that creatively we’d be better together.”

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Joining forces meant a fresh start and a collaborative approach. When it comes to the design process, Aja explains, usually one of them will have the seed of an idea, the other runs with it, and then they engage in a lot of back and forth to revise and refine. They use their individual expertise to their collective advantage. “Ben’s background as a maker has him very involved with production. He knows how to make anything, it’s amazing!” she says. “My background in art history often comes into play during

top left: A ring of patinaed solid bronze supports the Atlas coffee table’s fully sealed glass enclosure. The Pillar side table, designed to highlight the beauty of the natural wood, is fabricated from lathe-turned solid white oak. The Apollo mirror, named for the Greek God of the Sun, comprises two half-circle mirrors joined by negative space and partnered with hand-spun, handpainted silk fiber.

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“It’s exciting for us to see how interior designers put our work in different spaces and are able to transform our pieces. Our work is like the jewelry in the room,” says Ben Blanc. the conceptual research phase of designing—where I am placing our work within a context that helps us evolve the design.” Perhaps it’s no coincidence that much of the couple’s portfolio plays with “juxtaposition and partnering.” They tend to work with minimalist, monolithic forms and then add a level of warmth. Their Eos mirror, for example, not only contrasts the harder edges of a geometric form with the warmth of fiber, but also explores the relationship between the functional (mirror) and the nonfunctional (silk/mohair). With the rectangular Ida mirror, the Blancs probe partnering and light and reflection in a different way, by removing the mirroring on the bottom half. “It’s a subtle gesture that adds warmth and a horizon line, so now you’re aware of your environmental space,” says Aja.

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Similar principles are at work with the large-scale Ellipse table. “It’s monolithic, it’s formalistic, it’s steel, but at the same time, it’s an ellipse, and it’s blackened steel, which adds warmth,” says Ben. “Juxtaposition is happening in that design conversation.” There’s also a modern, sculptural quality to many of their designs. With the statement-making Moon light, the image of the moon is lit from within and enclosed in glass. Hung from the ceiling or wall-mounted, it at once acts as light, sculpture, and image. For materials, the Blancs skew classic: bronze, steel, marble, wood, and glass, and steer clear of applied color. “The color,” notes Ben “comes from the material.” Sourcing plays an important role in the process,

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too. The fiber they incorporate in their designs (a silk/wool/mohair blend) is hand-spun and hand-painted in Japan. The designers pride themselves on working with various manufacturers to achieve the best results; in fact, not one piece is solely made in house. The components and materials are shipped to their studio, where they construct the final pieces. This attention to detail coupled with

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Newton Kitchens & Design ith no limitations...that’s custom. Newton Kitchens & Design provides exceptional handcrafted cabinetry and furniture manufactured locally in Massachusetts. Our innovative designs range from contemporary to traditional and combine luxury with functionality. Our projects span from intimate galley kitchens engineered to maximize every inch of space to expansive living spaces with carefully selected materials that flow harmoniously throughout your home. Newton Kitchens & Design collaborates with many of Boston’s most respected architects, inte-

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Sea-Dar Construction f you’re ready to design a kitchen or bathroombut don’t know where to begin, Sea-Dars 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 combinations 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. Years of experience allow the company to consistently resolve renovation and new construction issues for its clients.

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580 Harrison Ave, Suite 4W Boston, MA 02118 (617) 423-0870 2957 Falmouth Road Osterville, MA 02655 (508) 419-7372 150 W. 30th Street, Suite 1300 New York, NY 10001 (212) 561-3374 seadar.com

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a Blade of Grass LLC hether you’re having an intimate family dinner or a gathering of friends, cooking and dining outdoors adds something special to summertime memories. Besides the luxury gas grill, this outdoor kitchen designed by a Blade of Grass features many of the conveniences of cooking indoors, including a burner for boiling corn or lobsters, a refrigerator, and outlets. A single piece of custom-fabricated reclaimed redwood serves as a unique, seamless countertop, making clean-up a breeze. An adjacent covered dining area allows for comfortable meals, no matter the time of day. Through our design, installation, and maintenance services, a Blade of Grass cherishes the opportunity to provide our clients more reasons to be outside.

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Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling ertola Custom Homes & Remodeling is a company focused on building, remodeling, and high-end finishing. We are dedicated to creating spaces that are beautiful and functional and that meet our exacting standards while remaining within our customers’ budgets. Our relationships with the area’s designers and with our trusted subcontractors ensure consistently high-quality work. When we take on your project, we’ll be involved in every phase of construction, from development of ideas to finishing touches, with the highest standard of quality and customer satisfaction. Our commitment, whether we are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, is to build trust with our clients and bring their dreams to reality. Text by Leila Petersen Almeida

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Main Street Kitchens at Botello’s n award-winning cabinet and design company, Main Street Kitchens at Botello Home Center consistently brings distinction to residential kitchens, baths, and interiors. Our kitchens have been selected as a “Kitchen of the Week” on Houzz (search Kitchen of the Week: A Cape Cod Classic) and have won BRICC gold awards for design excellence. We specialize in listening, and our projects are inspired by you and your lifestyle. A Main Street kitchen stands out. This is accomplished with superior service, installation, and a wide range of exceptional products to choose from. We invite you to visit our award-winning showroom.

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Classic Kitchens & Interiors ith a 4,500-square-foot showroom in Hyannis and a dedicated team of certified designers and installers, Classic Kitchens & Interiors works with clients to realize their vision of a beautiful, unique, and functional kitchen, bath, built-in, closet, laundry room, office, or other storage solution. They partner with homeowners, architects, builders, and interior designers throughout Cape Cod, the islands, and southern New England. Since 1979, their focus has been on providing superior craftsmanship, an individualized approach to the design process, and state-of-theart cabinetry. The company is a 2017 Best of Boston Home and 2017 Best of Cape Cod Magazine winner.

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Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders e think differently. We are an awardwinning boutique firm, offering a single source for the architecture, engineering, construction, and interior design of your kitchen. Kitchen renovations are inconvenient —plain and simple, so we work hard to guarantee the integrity of your home while under construction. Our clients rave about our preconstruction coordination, and our attention to every single detail and deadline. We are known for custom homes, home remodels, and our passion for kitchens! The kitchen is the heart of the home, and we take pride in each project being unique, and customized to your desires.

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Cypress Design Co. ypress Design Co. is a boutique-style kitchen and bath showroom serving all of New England. We cater to the educated consumer by offering a flawless process for a project of any scale. Our design team’s expertise, experience, and attention to detail are surpassed by no one. We have enabled customers to go no further than our showroom to complete their entire project. Tucked away in a beautifully converted 100-yearold mill building outside of Providence, Rhode Island, Cypress Design Co. is a hidden gem among New England kitchen and bath design firms.

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Hampden Design + Construction ampden Design+Construction is an award-winning general contracting firm in Newton, Massachusetts. David Cohen, the principal owner, says, “Our goal at Hampden Design+Construction is to help homeowners create comfortable and beautiful additions, renovations, and custom homes. To ensure we never over-extend ourselves and compromise our commitment to quality, we limit the number of projects we take each year. This guarantees we can treat each project with the attention and respect that our customers expect and deserve.” Hampden Design+Construction has earned

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Installations Plus, Inc. ince 1983, Installations Plus, Inc. has been transforming spaces. Our skilled team of installers works on both new projects and remodels, displaying quality workmanship in residential and commercial settings. With years of experience working with custom homebuilders, designers, and contractors, we specialize in kitchen, bath, foyer, sunroom, and patio projects involving ceramic, glass, and quarry tiles, as well as slate and marble. We invite you to explore our website to see some of our completed work. We look forward to making your vision a reality!

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Kitchen Views at National Lumber hether currently planning a project, or dreaming of doing so, visit a Kitchen Views showroom at a National Lumber near you...Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours. You will love the results! Enjoy the transformation when you work with the talented designers at Kitchen Views. Share your visions and watch as they successfully lead you through the revitalization of any room in your house, exceeding your expectations. A staggering number of decisions must be made. Having a seasoned professional who understands your needs and aesthetic taste will help with your selections. Welcome to the beginning of a design journey...

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Longfellow Design Build ongfellow Design Build is a premier custom architect and builder of new homes, kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and historic renovations for a Cape Cod lifestyle. With a team of talented architects, kitchen and bath designers, and master craftsmen on permanent staff, Longfellow embraces a design-build philosophy that delivers a more efficient process that reduces risk, cost and time to complete. Visit one of Longfellow’s three “Main Street” design showrooms located in Falmouth, Osterville, and Chatham to see a wide variety of finishes, materials, and fixtures chosen specifically for our Cape Cod coastal climate and design sensibility. Whether you’re mulling over a new home project, or ready to go, schedule a no obligation, on-site consultation with a Longfellow architect or designer who will answer all your questions and maybe even have a few great ideas or words of advice specifically for your home.

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Moniques Bath Showroom, Inc. t Moniques Bath Showroom, a secondgeneration family business, we pride ourselves on our product knowledge and our commitment to superior customer service. We have received the Houzz Customer Service Award, the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association’s Showroom of the Year Award, and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show’s Innovative Showroom of the Year Award. Whether you are a design professional or a homeowner, you will be treated with respect in our newly upgraded showroom. Because we display all of the top-brand decorative plumbing fixtures and hardware, as well as products exclusive to very few showrooms, Moniques is a must-visit in your kitchen and bath planning.

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

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Platemark Design latemark Design is a interior design firm for clients who desire exceptional personal residences. Platemark creates highly customized interior design solutions for luxury homes with a style that evokes an effortless, painterly quality—bold and adventurous yet always steeped in texture. Known for taking a clever approach to dreaming up refined and elegant homes, Platemark injects the unique and unexpected. We maintain that a home is for living in, and that the interior designer’s role is to address a client’s needs, wishes, and dreams. By advocating for our clients throughout the design-build process, Platemark ensures seamless turnkey design solutions.

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Saltsman Brenzel, Inc. esigning, building, and renovating homes since 2000, Saltsman Brenzel integrates design and construction services from conception through occupancy. Every Saltsman Brenzel project receives the personal attention of both partners, Thomas Saltsman and Jason Brenzel, who together have nearly 50 years of experience building quality homes and custom cabinetry that are carefully designed and detailed for every individual client. Incorporating client participation with our own skills and experience throughout the process allows us to ensure that the final product is well designed, unique, and something that our clients are proud of and excited to call home.

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Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom mmersive. Refreshing. That’s the experience at Splash’s new stateof-the art design center, which was completed in the summer of 2017. New England’s first boutique kitchen and bath showroom showcases the industry’s premier brands and coveted designs. Clients and trade professionals can peruse the latest in kitchen and bath design while exploring classic, transitional, eclectic, and contemporary styles. Functioning displays allow guests to consider the characteristics of vessels, faucets, fixtures, finishes, and accents that create a soothing, spa-like oasis. Splash would like to thank all clientele for their patience during the renovation process. The new showroom is well worth the wait.

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SPLASH Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom 244 Needham Street Newton, MA 02464 (617) 209-3873 splashnewton.com

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A lovingly remodeled Martha’s Vineyard home makes a congenial setting for a couple to welcome guests to the island that has captured their hearts.

The Greek Revival house retains its asymmetrical facade and clapboard face, but was raised three feet and paired with a new bedroom wing, at left. A terraced front yard hides the elevation change, while the classic picket fence disguises the retaining wall behind it.

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A vintage bench flanks the entry to the new bedroom wing. The beadboard ceiling is repeated throughout the interior for a cozy, nautical touch. FACING PAGE: Architect Patrick Ahearn borrowed space from the second floor to vault the great room ceiling, and added French doors to enhance the indoor/outdoor flow. Natural fibers in neutral colors help temper the formality of the owners’ English antiques.

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educed by Martha’s Vineyard’s salty breezes and serene lifestyle, a pair of West Coast executives started spending time on the island in 1990 and have been returning ever since. After building and selling a home on Chappaquiddick, the couple set their sights on one of Edgartown’s most fashionable streets, and began searching for their next sanctuary there. Six years later, they found what they were looking for. Built around 1840 by a retired ship’s captain, the Greek Revival– style house was conveniently located within the village, but on a spacious parcel of land overlooking picturesque wetlands and the beatific harbor beyond. “This particular property really spoke to us,” says the wife. But the house, she notes tactfully, “needed a lot of love.” That’s putting it mildly. “It was in pretty horrendous condition,” says contractor Gerret C. Conover of Conover Restorations. “Many would have torn it down.” The house featured a rabbit warren of small, disconnected rooms—only one of which, a back porch, took advantage of the view. The owners wanted spaces more attuned to modern living, so architect Patrick Ahearn reconfigured the interior, enlarging rooms and opening them to each other and the outdoors. He tore down the wall between the great room and the porch, transforming the latter into a dining room and exposing its views to the adjacent spaces. A constricting staircase in the foyer was moved to a different location, revealing views of the water the moment the front door opens. To give the great room more presence, Ahearn eliminated the guest bedrooms above it and vaulted the ceiling, lending the space a sense of grandeur that makes it a focal point within the newly open floor plan. Mahogany beadboard crowns the ceiling here and elsewhere, adding

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RIGHT: The open kitchen, which sits next to the great room, turns meal prep into a social affair. BELOW: The owners collect landscape paintings, like this nineteenth-century watercolor by Sydney Yard that hangs above the great room bar. FACING PAGE: Although it’s now used for dining, the old porch still retains its outdoorsy feel, with oversized windows that wrap the room in views.

warmth and an informal maritime touch; the same wood frames the doors and windows, as well. Reclaimed chestnut floors provide a ruddy foil to white walls throughout, while robust baseboards and applied wall moldings lend historical character to the reconfigured rooms. “We brought a lot of Greek Revival detail to the interior, even though we reimagined the volume and scale of the spaces,” says Ahearn. The great room’s feeble fireplace surround was replaced with a more substantial, historically appropriate design. French doors on either side lead to a new porch with an outdoor fireplace; the pool beyond is screened from the neighboring street by a dense hedge of arborvitae. The owners’ time on Martha’s Vineyard often centers around food, with friends and family pitching in to

lend a hand with meals. A new kitchen was installed alongside the great room, with nothing separating the two except a generous island lined with bar stools. The white cabinets are covered with thick slabs of gray Caesarstone, which continues up the wall behind the commercialstyle range. Sandblasted dragonflies and butterflies animate the pendant lights overhead. Looking ahead to their golden years, the owners wanted a master suite on the first floor, so Ahearn added a bedroom wing to the east side of the house. The new structure faithfully replicates the original home’s Greek Revival detailing (minus its quirky asymmetry), but is set back from it, in deference to its predecessor. The bedroom’s vaulted ceiling accommodates a grand Palladian window

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across from the bed, so the owners can wake to the view. A George Smith lounge chair nestles into an alcove at the end of the room, where French doors overlook a Zen garden blanketed with groundcovers. “It’s less of a garden to sit in, and more to look out and see,” says landscape designer Robbie Hutchison of Donaroma’s Nursery & Landscape Services. The owners came to the project with a sizeable collection of nineteenth-century English antiques, acquired over years of

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“Instead of using Persian rugs and traditional patterns, I used mostly natural wovens with jute, wool, and grasscloth,” says designer Cate Caruso. “It’s formal living, but not really formal living.” browsing through shops in London and the Cotswolds. “If you have a home in New England, a lot of those pieces work very well,” explains the wife. “They’re easy to live with and timeless—especially for this type of architecture.” To keep all those antiques from making the house feel too formal, interior designer Cate Caruso juxtaposed them with natural fibers, neutral colors, and just a whisper of pattern. “Instead of using Persian rugs and traditional pat-

terns, I used mostly natural wovens with jute, wool, grasscloth, and other fibers that are much more casual,” Caruso says. “It’s formal living, but not really formal living.” Accent colors were limited to oldschool shades like sage, rust, rose, and lavender. “We didn’t want it to be overtly blue and white, or something that is common for a seaside home,” the designer notes. “The space reads mostly neutral, but if you look closely at the details, you

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A first-floor master suite was added onto the side of the house, with vaulted ceilings, half-height paneling, and French doors that open onto a Zen garden. One of two guest bedrooms in the newly expanded basement. Applied wall moldings pair with Carrara marble in the master bath, instilling an air of bygone elegance.

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“You can’t really describe Martha’s Vineyard to someone who hasn’t experienced it before,” says the wife. “It’s like stepping back in time.”

see color in so many different ways—from art, from accents, from upholstery.” To add living spaces in the basement, Ahearn was obliged to raise the original house three feet, so it complied with new FEMA guidelines. Before any of the additions were built, the house was hoisted up on pilings while an expanded basement was excavated underneath. The new space includes a pair of guest suites for the owners’ grown children and a game room that opens onto a patio. With its living area more than doubled, the house has become a magnet for family gatherings, providing ample space for both communal activities and time apart. Once the house was set atop its new, higher foundation, Ahearn and Hutchison had to come up with a way to disguise the elevation change—which was complicated by the fact that the house sits less than twenty feet from the street. The front yard was terraced and planted with lush mounds of Japanese maple, boxwood, holly, and Hinoki cypress, concealing the foundation in a buoyant blanket of green. A prim picket fence hides the retaining wall underneath.

Now retired, the owners divide their time between Florida and Edgartown— although the latter is never very far from their hearts. “You can’t really describe Martha’s Vineyard to someone who hasn’t experienced it before,” says the wife. “It’s like stepping back in time. Nothing much changes. We grew attached to it, and it never left us.” 

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A copper witch weathervane—a nod to the owners’ affection for The Wizard of Oz—tops the carriage house. The building’s first floor houses a collection of vintage cars, while the second floor holds living quarters. The nine-foot-tall doors open to a bluestone patio to create an indooroutdoor entertainment area.

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A folly designed by architect Mary Brewster in the broad corridor of lawn and garden between the carriage and main houses makes a charming spot to take in the views of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage and the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge.

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Project Team Architecture: Mary Dorsey Brewster, Brewster Thornton Group Architects Interior design: Wendi Dicely-Scalora, taste Builder: Pariseault Builders

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Sometimes, a building has a way of returning to its natural center. Carriage houses, for example, have always been versatile structures, often serving the dual purpose of storing horse-drawn carriages and housing the staff needed to care for both animals and conveyances. Traditionally, they’ve also been generally viewed as a masculine domain—the “man cave” of the horse-andbuggy era, if you like. In function and form, a 3,300-square-foot carriage house added to a waterfront Jamestown, Rhode Island, mini-estate ticks off both of these boxes. On the ground level is storage for the husband’s collection of vintage and practical vehicles, including MG and Mustang convertibles and a small fleet of mopeds for cruising around the island. Upstairs, a space originally intended as a guest house has been

reimagined as an apartment for the owners’ adult son and given an undeniably masculine feel. Located on Narragansett Bay’s East Passage and with a postcard view of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, the manor house on the property dates back only to 2006. In 2013, the owners acquired an adjoining lot as well as a second lot just inland. The plan: build a home for their daughter across the street and add a carriage house on the now-merged waterfront lots, leaving ample space between the two buildings so that the daughter’s home would retain its own magnificent vistas. Like the main home, the carriage house is, as architect Mary Dorsey Brewster explains, designed to showcase the property’s many views, including

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ABOVE: The apartment’s open floor plan allows light to spill in from the patio on the west end of the carriage house. Urban contemporary furnishings against shiplap walls are a nod to both city and sea. RIGHT: A cushy custom sectional sofa and an Asianinspired wet bar encourage guests to linger.

the bay and the docks, the gazebo, the lawn, and the neighboring house. A pair of nine-foot-tall doors is the most immediately striking feature of the smaller structure. “We were looking to do a true carriage house, with a living area on the second floor, and doors scaled to give it an authentic feel,” Brewster, a partner at the Providence-based Brewster Thornton Group Architects, explains.

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with its whimsical decor of automotive and rock-androll memorabilia will find a fitness room equipped with a treadmill, weight bench, punching bag, and an exercise bike—all set before an angled trio of windows with championship views of the bay. A small bath surprises with a built-in sauna, and a stairway braced by a leather-wrapped handrail—meant to evoke the feel of gripping the steering wheel on an old race car—leads to the living quarters upstairs. From the exterior, the manor and carriage houses are virtual twins, decorated in a conventionally coastal shingle style and set on a banded foundation of Corinthian granite. V-grooved paneling, copperclad roofs, and even matching porches help bind together the two structures. Architecturally, “the owner likes angles and dynamic shapes, so we stayed away from static compositions,” says Brewster, but the overall feel is classic New England. Inside, the two buildings have a completely different feel. While the interior decor of the main house is Mediterranean in style, the carriage house’s living quarters are decidedly urban—all clean lines, uncluttered by ship models, rope-wound lamps, or really anything even remotely “beachy.” Modern as it is, however, the living space does give a nod to its island environment. The blend of coastal and contemporary is best captured by the shiplap walls, lightly stained to reveal grain patterns reminiscent of a boat hull, but seamlessly terminating at aluminum reveals at each window and door, a match conceived by the Jamestown-based interior design firm taste. Sliding doors open onto a patio

“As a firm we design coastal homes, so to do something modern on the coast was a nice change, refreshing and fun,” says designer Wendi Dicely-Scalora. TOP: With its granite counter and glossy backsplash, the buffet strikes a posh note. BOTTOM: A glass and metal penny-round mosaic tile forms the kitchen’s backsplash. FACING PAGE: An oversize window offers views to the gardens and main house from the dining table, with additional illumination provided by a pair of Duplo pendant lights. September–October 2017 | New England Home  119

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with wicker furniture placed on floating bluestone flooring. Even here, open cable railings provide an offsetting hint of modernity. “As a firm we design coastal homes, so to do something modern on the coast was a nice change, refreshing and fun,” says designer Wendi Dicely-Scalora. Dark custom cabinets with sleek aluminum pulls inhabit the kitchen, buffet, and concrete-topped wet bar, and a glass-topped Brueton dining set that wouldn’t be out of place in a Manhattan apartment aligns with a custom, circle-top window set directly above the carriage-house doors. A Lucius 140 gas fireplace, glass on three sides and lined with white beach stones, divides the dining space from the living room, where a gray sofa and white lacquered coffee table on

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in due time, when the apartment reverts to a guest house, visitors will be delighted to discover this sunny and unexpected space, stylishly carried off, by the shore. chrome feet sits on the dark-stained white-oak flooring that runs throughout the apartment. Light from the cupola—another example of form meeting function—spills down into the space between the dining room and the kitchen, the latter equipped with Thermador appliances—some hidden behind maple doors shop-stained to match the custom cabinetry— and with work surfaces covered by Calacatta Bluette honed-marble countertops. Sleeping quarters are tucked into the back of the building, but ample natural sunlight from three windows helps offset the heavy feel of the master bedroom’s leather-clad swivel chairs and platform

bed backed by a wall-size Spinneybeck leatherpaneled headboard. Large-format Italian tile and a chromatherapy shower, by contrast, make the master bath intrinsically light and bright. As a bachelor pad, the carriage house has all the comforts of home and then some, especially with Mom and Dad just steps away, a sister across the street, and a third sibling also nearby in Jamestown. And in due time, when the apartment reverts to a guest house, visitors will be delighted to discover this sunny and unexpected space, stylishly carried off, by the shore. 

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sailing

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The dining room’s velvet-covered wing chairs provide a luxe counterpoint to the vintage violin maker’s table and textural pendant light. FACING PAGE: The living room is contemporary in feel, now that the old brick hearth has been replaced by a sleek stone surround. Easy-care slipcovered A stem-to-stern chairs flank a cocktail table of grassclothan and brass. makeoverblack turns old

Cape Cod saltbox into a retreat with timeless cottage style.

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smooth sailing

A stem-to-stern makeover turns an old Cape Cod saltbox into a retreat with timeless cottage style.

Text by Maria LaPiana   Photography by Michael J. Lee   Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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iving a home the nautical treatment is a delicate maneuver. One too many anchors or portholes and you’ll most certainly go overboard. A nautical theme done well is as thoughtful and subtle as it is tongue-in-cheek. It’s authentic, informed—and unexpected. ¶ Step into this summery home on Cape Cod for a fresh take on the maritime theme. To wit: the wooden planks on the floor

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The living room adopts a nautical air without being too obvious. The windows in the room’s new bumpout bathe the space in natural light. The breezy shades can be rolled up and fastened with rope, while shutters offer flexible privacy control at the room’s front window.

Project Team Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect Interior architecture and design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Design Builder: Clay Wilkins, Wilkins Construction Landscape design: Phil Cheney, Cheney Landscape Design

of the master bath’s indoor/outdoor shower were upcycled from the Coney Island boardwalk. The sweeping renovation of the old saltbox in Eastham, Massachusetts, was captained by interior designer Lisa Tharp of Boston, who drew inspiration from sailboat building traditions and the Cape’s relaxed vernacular. Architect Peter McDonald executed a modern vision for the exterior and collaborated with Tharp on reinventing the existing space. September–October 2017 | New England Home  125

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The overarching theme of the project is “the luxury of simplicity,” which Lisa Tharp defines as “having all that you need, when and where you need it, and nothing more.” Contractor Clay Wilkins of Chatham, who is more traditional craftsman than builder, did much of the work himself. Outside, landscape designer Phil Cheney of South Yarmouth met the challenges of a flood plain and salt marsh with style. The clients, whose primary residence is in New Jersey, wanted to preserve the original saltbox structure while making it look as though it had been

thoughtfully added onto over time. “It was just built too well to tear down,” McDonald says. For the exterior, the architect chose familiar, low-maintenance cedar shingles and a cedar roof with white trim, in a nod to the Cape’s iconic look. The project consisted of undoing years of inconsistent remodeling, adding more space, taking away the fussy formality of the home, and creating ways to connect with the outdoors. Because the owners wanted to use the home intermittently with minimal disruption, the work took place in two phases over three years. In the end, the home’s footprint was changed appreciably; the house went from 1,700 square feet, including the garage, to 3,125 square feet of living space. A labyrinth of small rooms was opened up and modernized, the garage became a master suite with vaulted ceiling, and an engaging loft space was created on the second floor. A new ell at the rear added a bright, open kitchen, a dining room, screened porch, mudroom, laundry room, and one of the home’s two outdoor showers. Tharp calls the overarching theme of the project “the luxury of simplicity,” which she defines as “having all that you need, when and where you need it, and nothing more.” Both designer and architect agree that the new kitchen changed the way the family experiences the entire house, with its vaulted ceiling, teak ridge beam, and clerestory windows for maximum natural light. “I do kitchen clerestory windows a lot. I can’t help it,” McDonald admits. “I think you should be

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The screened porch is furnished with comfy sofas and tea-height tables for casual eating and reading, making it a favorite gathering spot. FACING PAGE, TOP: The kitchen was designed with an eye toward functionality and good looks, with yacht-inspired lighting and counters of teak and holly woods. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The kitchen opens to the light-filled dining room.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The master bath’s indoor shower connects to its outdoor counterpart. A view of the new ell that maximizes indoor and outdoor space at the back of the house. A second outdoor shower has an open rafter roof and walkway to kitchen deck. One of two matching vanities in the master bath; the wire bases are former flower displays.

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able to cook during the day and see what you’re doing without turning on the lights.” Tharp selected a mix of classic materials (teak and holly boat-decking for the counters) and modern (Neolith on the massive island). She hid the appliances, save the La Cornue range. A table fashioned from a violinmaker’s old workbench is the centerpiece of the adjoining dining room, where French doors frame views of the marsh, so the homeowners can serve up ambience with every meal. The main traffic lane from the front door to the rest of the house runs through the living room, where an old brick fireplace with a large raised hearth was replaced with a simple, smooth fireplace surround. Tharp and McDonald collaborated on the design of a window nook bump-out long enough to accommodate two twin mattresses placed end to end. Transforming the sense of light and space in the room, it fast became a favorite lounging place. Another popular “away space” is the second-floor loft, with its comfy lounge chairs, cool midcentury settee, big-screen TV, and chalkboard wall. Slipcovered in light linen, the daybed is a cozy spot adorned with a wall of layered vintage book pages and ephemera. It’s an area that invites repose, daydreaming, and of course, reading. September–October 2017 | New England Home  129

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An immensely versatile space, the loft/family room sits at the top of the stairs on the second floor. The chrome and wicker settee was found on Nantucket. Designer Lisa Tharp papered the daybed alcove wall with book pages and ephemera to inspire daydreaming.

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“I shared a photograph with my clients of a 12-meter class sailboat built in 1936. It became the jumping-off point for the materials palette throughout the house,” says Tharp.

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Tharp designed the master bedroom’s custom canopy bed with a subtle reference to boat dock cleats. New ceiling rafters and planking throughout add airiness and authenticity. FACING PAGE, TOP: The guest bedroom is a rich mix of textures with its navy grasscloth backdrop, embroidered pillows, and bed linens. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: In the master dressing room, a ten-foot antique apothecary chest offers storage and vintage charm.

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Quiet accents of pale grays, blues, and warmer tones reflect the salt marshes outside while keeping things serene. French doors off the master suite open to the spectacular salt marshes that seem to stretch for miles. Massive barn doors separate the master bedroom from the dressing room and bath. To shut out noise from the road in what used to be the garage, McDonald flanked the front-facing windows with exterior barn doors that close for optional privacy. The suite’s most unusual feature has to be the shower that opens to . . . a shower. “I wanted to blur the lines between inside and out,” says Tharp, so the interior

shower with waterproof, chalky, pool-plaster walls is separated from the outdoor shower only by a weatherproof glass door. Installation of the integrated slider between the two showers was a challenge, says McDonald, but the result was well worth the effort. Tharp’s choice of materials was inspired by those found on classic yachts. “Early on I shared a photograph with my clients of the Bloodhound, a 12-meter class sailboat built in 1936. It has a beautiful white mahogany and teak hull with glorious canvas sails; it became the jumping-off point for the materials palette throughout the house,” she says. Quiet accents of pale grays, blues, and warmer tones reflect the salt marshes outside while keeping things serene. Beyond those boardwalk planks, there are subtle nautical touches throughout the home. In the master bedroom, breezy striped shades unfurl by untying a simple rope, like a sail. In the powder room, lights were fashioned from an old fishing basket, and vintage canoe chairs were used as shelving in the laundry room. In the kitchen, pendant lamps recall tall ship masts, map light sconces evoke charting a nautical course, and a pair of marine salvage portholes are set into the pantry door. The yachtinspired custom counter chairs were made by Richard Wrightman of New York, a brilliant craftsman of campaign furniture. It’s that level of sophistication and attention to detail that takes this uncommon nautical treatment from cliché to clever.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 232. September–October 2017 | New England Home  133

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Polished to Perfection A nineteenth-century home takes on a new air of quiet sophistication that matches its owners’ modern sensibilities and showcases their collection of contemporary art. Text by Megan Fulweiler  ● Interior photography by Laura Moss  ● Produced by Kyle Hoepner 134  New England Home | September–October 2017

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● Modern steel doors in the foyer and the passageway to the kitchen are, says designer Manuel de Santaren, “a nod to some of the architectural details we saw in Belgium during a shopping trip for furnishings and antiquities.”

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orgeous nineteenth-century houses line up elbow to elbow in this tony part of Boston. Trees grown thick in the waist dot small manicured lawns, and hydrangeas wave around stone foundations that have heard the rumble of horsedrawn wagons. This three-story

Project Team Architecture: Adolfo Perez Interior design: Manuel de Santaren Builder: S+H Construction Landscape architecture: Matthew Cunningham

beauty tucked behind a tidy picket fence exudes the stateliness so characteristic of its neighborhood. Project supervisor Dan McLaughlin of S+H Construction has witnessed two full-throttle transformations of the house. Five years ago, he spearheaded— in accordance with the constraints of the historic district—a meticulous update of the building inside and out. The house was gutted “down to its bones,” McLaughlin says, and reassembled for a couple who favored elaborate details and lush wallcoverings. This time around, he and his team were called back for a different approach. New owners were looking for an edited aesthetic to fit their refined style.

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“They were after longer sight lines, clean geometries, and beautiful materials,” McLaughlin says. Creating an environment to showcase their art collection was also a priority. While, at the project’s start, the rooms were opulent, today’s ambience is as pared down and elegant as a well-concocted martini. Even the garden has switched gears, incorporating, as landscape architect Matthew Cunningham explains, “contemporary elements that echo the interiors.” Architect Adolfo Perez and interior designer Manuel de Santaren were recruited to turn the house around. It was a new collaboration for the pair, but one that proved so successful they might well join forces again in the future. Perez is known for his skill at blending contemporary features with quality craftsmanship. And de Santaren is recognized for his knowledge of art as well as his design abilities. He

A sitting area in the living room is a minimalist’s dream with its 1930s Jules Leleu chairs. The Santa Teresa wool window sheers hail from Muse Bespoke in Chicago, de Santaren’s sister’s company. The living room’s hearthside sitting area provides a prominent place for a painting from the owners’ collection. A vignette in the foyer foreshadows the home’s refined aesthetic.

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● LEFT: The custom dining table is made from reclaimed American walnut. Below: In the study, de Santaren teams a desk of his design with a vintage Dunbar chair he nabbed on 1stdibs. A bounty of built-in cabinetry provides a display area for treasures as well as books. FACING PAGE: The study’s vintage Arne Norell chairs, discovered in Antwerp, give the owners a perfect perch for contemplating their eye-catching light sculpture.

co-chairs the Guggenheim Museum’s Photography Council and is president of the board of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation, headquartered in Miami. Perez and de Santaren launched a series of lifeenhancing maneuvers, including demolishing walls to expand the kitchen, reorganizing the master suite, and rehabbing the baths. Busy articulations and wallcoverings were removed, but many of the handsome moldings and door casings were maintained. “It was necessary to preserve those so that the house didn’t scream modern,” Perez explains. Indeed, a smooth choreography of old and new such as this leaves no room for anything jarring. The recessed lighting designed by Perez lends prominence to specific artworks without drawing attention to itself. The steel doors that have been added to the foyer look perfectly at home. And minus loud colors and fabrics, the rooms feel timeless and serene. To better create what de Santaren refers to as a “blank canvas” for art, walls throughout the public areas are creamy white—a striking contrast to the freshly stained dark floors and staircase. Not just a house where art predominates, however, de Santaren has made each room artful. The contents of the living room, for example, read like

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ONCE A PLANT-FILLED CONSERVATORY, THE BREAKTAST NOOK HAS BEEN RECAST. BELGIAN LIMESTONE REPLACES YESTERDAY’S PORTUGUESE FLOOR TILES, AND GONE IS THE MAHOGaNY WOODWORK.

the catalog for a noteworthy exhibit. One sitting area holds Leleu chairs from the 1930s and an Eric Schmitt cocktail table. At the room’s opposite end, where Perez has framed the hearth in Crema Luna marble, sit chairs by Jean-Michel Frank, an eighteenth-century Chinese scholar’s table, and twin Ico Parisi cabinets. The accessories hail from Axel Vervoordt in Belgium. And the rug? “It’s the most prominent piece,” says de Santaren. Designed by Paris-based artist Miguel Cisterna, it was inspired by the undulating pattern of pebbles in a Japanese garden. The seductive library across the hall was completely restructured and given a fresh focus. In addition to beefing up the moldings, Perez added a series of built-ins and swept away an existing fireplace to provide a niche for a riveting light sculpture by Anish Kapoor. When the sculpture requires a change of bulbs, the bookcases Perez cleverly devised to sit on castors swivel to allow entry from the back. The art is the room’s centerpiece, but the luminous woodwork—fumed eucalyptus rather than mahogany—maintains what de Santaren calls “a sense of classicism.”

● ABOVE: Architect Adolfo Perez designed the kitchen’s steel hood and the shelf beneath it to boost efficiency. Corian boxes—one a knife holder, the other a nest for oils and vinegars—support the latter. LEFT: The powder room features a Corian sink, also designed by Perez, backed with Fantasy Black Quartzite. FACING PAGE: The designer used ivory leather to re-cover the vintage chairs that surround the breakfast room’s table from Axel Vervoordt in Belgium.

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The owners wanted spaces that would allow for different activities and feel “vibrant, clean, and composed,” says landscape architect Matthew Cunningham. His program includes a fountain (left), a pergola-covered dining area (above), and a sitting area (below). Reclaimed granite pavers tie together the spaces. Minimalist elements mix with traditional plantings for what Cunningham calls “a unique mix of old and new.”

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“I love beautiful, but function is also key,” says Perez, who is known for his skill at blending contemporary features with quality craftmanship.

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Not to be outdone, the dining room sports a six-arm chandelier by Achille Salvagni. The leather upholstered chairs are from J. Robert Scott, while the slick table and sumptuous rug are de Santaren’s designs. The woven wool and silk sheer curtain fabric—pale as porcelain—is from Muse Bespoke. Even the kitchen’s smart rebirth suits the understated program. “I love beautiful, but function is also key,” says Perez. To that end, he fitted the cerused oak cabinets with recessed pulls to enhance their practicality. The Imperial Danby stone countertops and counter-to-ceiling backsplash are as long-lasting as they are handsome. The owners take morning coffee at the generous island (above which de Santaren has mounted light fixtures wrapped in black leather) or ferry their cups into the adjacent breakfast area. Once a plant-filled conservatory as Victorian as a valentine, the nook has been recast. Belgian limestone replaces yesterday’s Portuguese floor tiles, and gone is the mahog● Custom bedding from Muse Bespoke adds another luxurious layer to the upholstered bed in the master suite. FACING PAGE: Discreet LED lighting helps underscore the master bath’s quality craftsmanship, which includes a double vanity spanning the entire length of the wall and a stone-backed sculptural tub.

any woodwork. Instead, de Santaren clad the oasis in a paint color he devised and calls Dutch River Mud. The quiet hue makes a fine partner for leaded transoms (original to the house) as well as an iconic Ingo Maurer light fixture floating above a custom table ringed with vintage Arne Jacobsen chairs. The private spaces are as intriguing as the public rooms. For the master suite, Perez designed a freestanding wall to separate the couple’s sleeping quarters from their dressing room with its dyed Japanese Iroko veneers and bath. The smart division amplifies the room’s serene mood, as does the enveloping, pearly-colored bed and sumptuous silk/cashmere carpet. De Santaren pulled his soothing palette of gray, taupe, and sea-green tones from the striking Namibia White stone backing the couple’s tub. “The slabs are book-matched so the pattern is unbroken,” Perez points out. In the end, no matter where you look, Perez and de Santaren’s sophisticated synchronization never falters. From kitchen passageway to moody powder room, the two are consistently in step. The result is a glorious house that not only underscores the owners’ impeccable taste, but also pays homage to good design.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 232. Septmber–October 2017 | New England Home  145

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Special Focus:

Kitchen & Bath Design Text by Paula M. Bodah

A half-dozen kitchens and baths where form and function happily cohabitate.

CREDITS Architecture: Christopher Dallmus, Design Associates Interior design: Karen Newman, Pentimento Interiors Builder: Howard Brothers Builders Photography: John Gruen Producer: Stacy Kunstel

History Lesson The 1920s house—a brick-front Georgian • built for Babson College founder Roger

Babson—had undergone any number of metamorphoses by the time its current owners took possession. Today’s renovation brought the Wellesley, Massachusetts, house back to its original majesty, although, of course, it now holds every twenty-

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first-century amenity, including a spacious kitchen that opens to the family room. Designer Karen Newman’s goal was a kitchen that works for a modern family but nods to the architectural history of the house. Reclaimed walnut barn board forms the island, and Newman notes that it has been oiled but not sealed for a sense of age. Records showed that home’s original kitchen had brass hardware, so Newman added brass drawer and cabinet pulls

that will develop a patina with use and time. Hidden details, like the walnut that lines every drawer, further the sense of authenticity. Storage options abound, from the tall closed cabinets and the glassfront cabinets, many of which have an extra closed cubby at the top, to the drawers beneath the sitting area’s two window seats. The family’s inherited oriental rugs and simple roman shades in a Ralph Lauren stripe add a warm touch of color. September–October 2017 | New England Home  147

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Special Focus:

Kitchen & Bath Design

Open for Business

The kitchen in this Newton, • Massachusetts, condominium was

ready for a stylish new look. Designer Robin Gannon took things a giant step further, reimagining the space from top to bottom and side to side. One wall came down entirely, boosting flow between the kitchen and the family room. An exterior wall with a predictable window-centeredover-sink configuration now holds twin windows that flank the stainless-steel stove and hood. Textured tile in a neutral color stretches up to the ceiling, and trios of floating walnut shelves at each corner add visual interest. Gannon converted a sitting area into a chic wet bar with storage below and a pair of mirrored cabinets above. The creamy-colored cabinetry and honed Danby marble counters are warmed by the deep blue-gray of the island, Dash & Albert rugs in a zippy stripe, the wet bar’s wall of hand-painted Ann Sacks tile, and antique brass hardware. Another touch that’s both good-looking and highly functional is the unique floating walnut table that turns one end of the island into a casual dining spot.

CREDITS Architectural and interior design: Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors Builder: Claude Sangiolo, Casa Sangiolo Photography: John Gruen Producer: Stacy Kunstel

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Kitchen & Bath Design

CREDITS Architecture and interior design: David Hacin and Matthew Woodward, Hacin + Associates Kitchen design: Rosemary Porto, Poggenpohl Boston Builder: Chris Monaco, Monaco Johnson Group Photography: Sarah ­Winchester Producer: Kyle Hoepner

Modern Makeover

Hacin and his husband, Tim Grafft, • David had different reasons for remodeling the

kitchen in their Boston condominium. Hacin felt it was time to give the space a look that suited his preference for minimalist, cubist design. Grafft, who is the cook in the house, wanted to ramp up

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the kitchen’s efficiency and functionality. Working closely with Rosemary Porto of Poggenpohl Boston, the couple were able to fulfill their dual desires. The kitchen is largely open to the main living space, so Hacin brought in the gray, taupe, and white palette from the rest of the home. The main horizontal volume consists of sleek, hardware-free, taupe-colored cabinetry topped with a counter of seamless white

Corian. The Corian also runs up the walls and across the ceiling, framing the large-format porcelain tile of the backsplash. Vertical volumes of charcoal gray, a bold counterpoint to the white and taupe, conceal storage, including a system of refrigerated drawers and cabinets next to the wine holder. The gas cooktop was replaced with an induction cooktop, which when not in use can serve as additional counter space. September–October 2017 | New England Home  151

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A white kitchen, like this one in the North Shore town of Swampscott, Massachusetts, feels clean, efficient, and restful. Look more closely, though, and you’ll notice the subtle drama achieved by interior designer Anita Clark and kitchen designer Barbara Baratz. Baratz, who was with Venegas and Company at the time and has since gone off on her own, opted for upper cabinets with a substantial molding that echoes Clark’s choice of deep molding on the ceiling.

Glass panes at the top of the cabinets keep the feeling light while adding a decorative touch. A hammered metal hood and backsplash of subway tile with a brushed finish supply textural interest. The island’s elevated dining counter serves the dual purpose of offering a better glimpse of the ocean through the broad window and keeping kitchen messes hidden—an important detail given the home’s open floorplan. The airy space is grounded by a floor of white oak stained a gentle gray that evokes a piece of driftwood and honors the home’s waterfront location.

CREDITS Architecture: James Velleco, Grazado Velleco Architects Interior architecture and design: Anita Clark, Anita Clark Design Kitchen design: Barbara Baratz, Barbara Baratz Design Builder: Bruce Paradise, Paradise Construction Photography: Michael J. Lee

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the spa-like retreat it is today was a true exercise in collaboration for architect Milford Cushman, builder Shapleigh Smith, and designer Carol Flanagan. The house has enviable mountain views, but this second-floor bath was located in a low-ceilinged dormer with a window set too low to take advantage of the vistas. The three pros agreed the first order of business was raising the roofline, a change that turned the dark, cramped quarters instantly spacious and light filled. The vanity—whose marble top and open shelving keep it feeling airy—tucks into a niche backed with horizontal cladding. The cove ceiling above holds a hidden strip of light for soft illumination. An open shower, outfitted in glass and

ceramic mosaic tile for what Flanagan calls “a bit of bling,” occupies the opposite wall, while the freestanding tub sits in front of the large new window with its perfectly centered mountain view. The final touch that gives the space its serene look and feel, is the soothing palette of pale gray and soft white.

CREDITS Architectural design: Milford Cushman, Cushman Design Group Interior design: Carol Flanagan, Carol ­Flanagan Interior Design Builder: Shapleigh Smith, Patterson & Smith Construction Photography: Susan Teare

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fits right in with its Cape Cod neighbors. Inside, as the master bath illustrates, things take a more transitional turn. To create this tranquil space, designers Liane Thomas and Liz Stiving-Nichols removed several partition walls, giving them an unbroken expanse that enhances the room’s flow. Pale gray walls—some painted and others clad in oversize porcelain tiles, provide the soothing backdrop for a contemporary freestanding Toto tub with a walnut sur-

round. An adjacent Caesarstone vanity has a long trough sink and a combination of open shelving and walnut drawers. A spacious shower with an accent wall of textured white tile tucks in under the sloping ceiling. Accessory pieces offer a bit of modern drama; floating Robern mirrored medicine cabinets are offset by contemporary sconces from Circa Lighting, and above the tub hangs a whimsical chandelier of resin bubbles from Oly Studio. The tub stretches before a bank of four windows looking out over a bucolic view of a wooded yard.  RESOURCES: For information about the professionals, see page 232.

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tion will take place on September 14, 2017, at Landry & Arcari Rugs & Carpeting in Boston’s Back Bay. This chic space sets the tone for what will be an unforgettable evening with an awards ceremony, cocktail party, and always-lively auction. Up for bid are five bespoke wool-and-silk rugs designed by this year’s winners and brought to life through the dexterous skill of Landry & Arcari’s weavers in Nepal. Celebrity guest Jenny Johnson is back as auctioneer, and looking to top last year’s record-setting bids. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cambridge, Massachusetts, charity Barakat, which provides educational opportunities to women and girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate our community’s rising young stars and start the fall season off in style!

Above: The 2016 winners. Left: A rapt crowd gathers for the rug auction. Below, left: Auctioneer Jenny Johnson. Below, right: Bidding was fast and furious.

the 2017 Judges The 2017 selection committee members (from left to right): J.B. Clancy, Gerald Pomeroy, Kristine Irving, and Doug Jones with New England Home’s editorin-chief Kyle Hoepner, who coordinated the judging.

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As artistic as her collections may be, Ellisha Alexina was initially drawn to textiles for their practicality. “I come from a painting background, but wanted to have a more useful reason to paint,” she explains. “I liked the utilitarian aspect of textiles.” Utilitarian may not be the first word one associates with Alexina’s beautiful collections of bespoke textiles. The designer uses a unique mixed-media technique that blends polychromatic screen-printing and hand-painting to bring her designs to life. Yard by yard, Alexina personally develops each new pattern and creates custom colors. Everything is handmade and, because of this, no two yards are exactly alike; color variations throughout the repeated design make for an unforgettable watercolor effect. Her textiles lend themselves beautifully to draperies, pillows, bedding, lampshades, and even wallcoverings. She especially enjoys working with local designers to bring their ideas to life. Alexina’s textiles represent the artist’s love of color mixing and problem solving, as well as her interest in ancient textiles. Her third and newest collection, Gobi, is inspired by the colors of the Gobi Desert and harkens back to her roots in color mixing. She calls Gobi her strongest collec-

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tion to date. Its hues are bolder and patterns more geometric, and in these new designs Alexina plays with color throughout the pattern to, in turn, create pattern with color. “I did my earlier collections when I was younger, so the colors were lighter,” she says. “Now I know who I am as a textile designer, so I’m not shy about the structure of the pattern or the colors I’m using.” Her newfound confidence is sure to contribute to exciting new collections in the years to come. Top and bottom courtesy Ellisha Alexina

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Interior designer Kristina Crestin’s effervescent personality—most recently seen on season thirty-five of This Old House—belies a serious focus on creating holistic spaces that best fit her clients’ lifestyles. “I don’t just decorate and figure out the flow and function and furnishings,” she says. “I think about how to pull the entire project together.” The thoughtful use of millwork is one of the elements she employs for a finished, integrated effect. This strong

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focus on interior architecture was honed during a number of years at Siemasko + Verbridge. The renowned firm’s project-driven approach spoke to Crestin’s innate sense of organization and linear way of thinking, and she quickly worked her way up from intern to senior interior project manager/designer. Armed with technical acumen and an eye for detail, Crestin started her own firm in 2009 and now manages a team of four. Her work has already been recognized by more than a dozen industry awards and has been featured in a number of media outlets including Better Homes & Gardens – Kitchen & Bath Ideas, New England Home, Boston Magazine Home, Northshore Magazine, elledecor. com, and houzz.com. In addition to her continuing focus on interior architecture, the other major hallmark of Crestin’s work can be seen in her creative use of materials: vintage screen doors repurposed for the kitchen pantry; large retro bottles wired for lighting; black pipe fittings reimagined as safety rails for a loft bed. (She also admits to an obsession with turquoise, though assures her clients they don’t have to live in a sea of blue—unless they want to, of course.) “Even until five years ago I was still finding myself as a designer,” she says. “Now I know who I am and what I can do.” Top and bottom, Jared Kuzia

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There is a certain harmony to Nina Farmer’s interiors: a balance of modern and historic infused with a careful mix of texture and color. Look closely and you’ll see a touch of nostalgia, a bit of whimsy. Even in her poshest Beacon Hill projects, nothing feels too precious. Rooms are beautiful but welcoming spaces that perfectly suit her clients’ needs. “I have always been drawn to beautiful aesthetic things,” says Farmer. “Not just the interior world, but art, architecture, fashion—anything that has a strong visual sense.” While she designs interiors that are sophisticated and timeless, they often have an unexpected twist: powder room walls wrapped in marbleized wallpaper; a custom mirrored mantel that hides a TV; a Sputnik chandelier hanging from a classic etched-glass ceiling; upholstered leather walls with nailhead trim. “I love to experiment with different materials you might not expect,” Farmer says. She brings this same out-of-the-box approach to her line of custom furniture, Gallery NF. This bespoke collection of “vintage pieces with a mod-

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ern touch” include a tufted sofa, a dining table of wood and metal, and upholstered chairs, all of which can be fully customized. Always on the lookout for new ideas, Farmer often seeks inspiration from her travels. One trip to India led to custom block-printed fabrics for a Beacon Hill townhouse, another to marble-patterned floors modeled after the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur. A recent family trip to Greece is reflected in her mythology-inspired rug for the “5 Under 40” awards celebration. “I love to have interiors that feel worldly and feel curated through travel, even if my clients aren’t the ones able to do it,” she says. Top: Eric Roth; bottom, Eric Piasecki

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To say that Erin Gates knows a thing or two about style would be an understatement. Ten years ago, Gates started her now-iconic Elements of Style blog, which became the impetus for a successful interior design business, a New York Times bestseller (with a second book on the way), and an eponymous line of affordable home ­accessories. Today, Gates still writes each post herself (three a week) and the blog gets more than half a million views each month. Thanks to the blog’s popularity, she gets interior design requests from all over: recent projects include a vacation home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a ski house in Stowe, Vermont, and a nursery in San Francisco, California. Other than an inherent stylishness, Gates’s interiors don’t adhere to a particular approach. She tries not to repeat elements, ensuring that each space is unique. “My goal is always to make people’s homes look like a lovely version of themselves,” she says. Her designs are indeed lovely, and with such constant pressure to produce, it’s lucky that

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she finds inspiration all around: in the work of her peers, through magazines, on social media, while traveling, and even from the past. “I think a lot of people are drawing from historical influences in design, and looking back at traditional roots in decoration,” she says. Gates is also looking forward, at work on her second book and about to release her latest collection of pillows, lighting, picture frames, throws, and other home accessories—all priced under $150—for Elements by Erin Gates. “I wanted to look at trends and things we’re doing for higher-end clients, and translate them to something anyone can afford to put in their house,” she says. Top and bottom: Michael J Lee

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A combined love of art, science, and math initially led Maggie Mink to the field of architecture, and it’s this blend of intellect and ingenuity that contributes to her ongoing success. “On a daily basis I get to be an artist, scientist, and anthropologist all at once,” she says. Mink practices her craft as a senior associate with Marcus Gleysteen Architects. The small Boston-based firm is run much like a studio, with collaboration at the core of every project. There is also a strong emphasis on drawing things by hand. “What we do with clients is not a verbal thing,” says Mink. “We’re trying to create spaces and evoke emotions and frame views, so it’s important to be able to communicate visually.” Communication and collaboration extend to each client, whose feedback fuels new ideas for the custom homes Mink and her fellow architects create. This focus on each client’s cultural tastes, interests, and circumstances is the reason why the firm produces such a prolific range of styles. Mink’s work stretches across New England and beyond, and movement between traditional and modern sometimes happens within a single home: a Shingle-style exterior may conceal modern white planes contrasted by wood and steel;

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These “5 Under 40” winners may be the future of New England’s design community, but that doesn’t mean they don’t value the past. In fact, many of this year’s winners drew inspiration from history when designing their custom rugs. “It was surprising to see this year’s designs lean more toward the traditional and transitional,” says Landry & Arcari’s in-house designer Eric Brissette, who has worked closely with each year’s “5 Under 40” winners on their rug designs since the event’s inception in 2010. “In the past, the rugs have been very modern.” Interior designer Erin Gates looked to the intricacy of vintage Khotan rugs as well as a variety of antique figures such as medallions, pomegranate vines, and Chinese patterns. Greek myths spoke to interior designer Nina Farmer, who based her labyrinth design around the legend of King Minos and the Minotaur. Textile designer Ellisha Alexina found her muse in a phoenix motif and the life lessons often woven into oriental rugs. “The phoenix is about growth and moving forward, and I liked what that stood for,” says Alexina. (The phoenix also inspired a print in her new collection, Gobi, which debuted on May 1.) Interior designer Kristina Crestin found the task of designing a rug with no specific space or client in mind an interesting challenge. Ultimately, she looked inward for inspiration, infusing her personal passions for being near the water, fishing, and the color turquoise into a design that is meant to reflect a sense of tranquility in today’s chaotic world. Architect Maggie Mink began her rug design with research, exploring both the natural world and the textiles of Anni Albers to help inform her decisions around composition, Winners with rugs and Jeffrey Arcari photos by Bruce Rogovin.

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proportion, and color. “This was the first rug I’d ever designed, so I wanted to make an impact,” she says. “I enjoy working with the winners—especially the ones who do not have much experience with rugs—and watching how their designs evolve throughout the process,” says Brissette. “It can be difficult to start with a blank canvas and not have a specific concept in mind, but the results are never disappointing.” The winners were given two weeks to design their rugs—a timeframe Mink called “both thrilling and agonizing”—and the designs were then brought to life, knot by knot, by Landry & Arcari’s skilled Tibetan weavers in Kathmandu, Nepal. This year’s rugs are handwoven with wool yarns that are blended with silk, and some feature areas of 100 percent silk pile. Each five-foot-by-eight-foot rug takes two weavers approximately three months to produce. The completed rugs will be unveiled at our “5 Under 40” awards ceremony in Boston on September 14, and auctioned off to benefit the Cambridge-based charity Barakat. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of modern history. Rug manufacturing photos courtesy Landry & Arcari. Schoolgirls photo courtesy of Barakat

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The custom rugs designed by the “5 Under 40” award winners are more than a challenge in creativity: each year the rugs are auctioned off to raise funds for Barakat, an organization dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly for girls and women. To date, the New England design community has raised more than $107,000 for the charity by bidding on these beautiful, one-ofa-kind creations. This year, funds from the “5 Under 40” rug auction will go toward a new scholarship that allows Afghan girls the opportunity to pursue higher education. “We’ve seen that, even when parents are supportive of their girls finishing high school, oftentimes that’s about as far as it goes because they can’t afford to send the girls to college or university,” says Barakat’s Mia Buchsbaum. “The idea of the scholarship fund is to help make going to university less cost-prohibitive so that girls can get closer to reaching their dreams.” And these girls are dreaming big: the current recipients are two young women studying to be doctors at Kabul University. Each year, Barakat serves more than 3,000 women and children through traditional schools, at-home literacy programs, and evening classes. For more information, please visit barakatworld.org.

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Style Scheme

Calla mobile by John Pomp

“This light fixture is a total showstopper. Each piece of glass is made by hand and all are completely unique.” | Studio 534, Boston Design Center, s5boston.com

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Galli Rossi china by Richard Ginori

“These are an amazing item to collect! They help break up the look of an expansive table.” | E.R. Butler & Co., Boston, erbutler.com

“Richard Ginori makes the most beautiful china. This pattern is delicate and striking with its hand-painted design and gold edge.”  | Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston and Chestnut Hill, Mass., shrevecrumpandlow.com

Barbara dining chair by Schumacher

Rue Irving dining table by Keith Fritz

“This chair has a great shape, and the fully upholstered body of the chair shows off fabric nicely.” | Boston Design Center, fschumacher.com

“This table has a classic look, yet feels modern. It has great versatility and really makes a style statement.” | M-Geough, Boston Design Center, m-geough.com

Dining Drama

Annsley McAleer creates a sleek and sophisticated dining room ready for fall entertaining. Annsley Interiors, Boston, (617) 266-1426, annsleyinteriors.com

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Brad Smith, president of Audio Video Design, on the fast-changing world of home technology.

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How has home technology changed from the days when it was mostly security related? We’ve come so far! Today’s home technology can integrate everything in a home from lighting to security to heating to music/video and more. The concept “The Internet of Things,” which refers to everything being online or interconnected, is becoming a reality. At some point almost everything in

your home you interact with, from a refrigerator to a washing machine to your lighting, will have inexpensive intelligence so you can operate it automatically. Appliances will constantly diagnose themselves to ensure they work properly. With coming advances in artificial intelligence, the sky is the limit; almost anything in the home that you think of can be interconnected.

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What is a recent example of home technology that has changed the way we live? Take, for example, lighting control and automatic shade systems. You can program your lights to come on when you wake up at, say, 20 percent, to light your hallways, then 50 percent later, and then dim them as the light from outside gets brighter. In the evening, your outside landscaping lights will come on according to the time of year. You can also program your lights by themes, such as “dining” or “entertainment” so you don’t have to adjust each light separately. Likewise, by automating your window shades, you can protect furniture or carpets from fading without having to manually adjust each and every shade in your home. It is incredibly convenient.

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What is the most common mistake people make when buying home technology? Choosing price over quality. The worst

thing to do is to have to re-do a system you are not happy with. One home I worked on cost more than $100,000 just to fix and replace the previous work. This was largely because the installer put in a system that no longer was being serviced; even the keyboards were proprietary, and everything went dead. We work with companies that we are confident will be around a long time. It’s okay if your phone becomes obsolete but not the system that runs your home. You should expect to upgrade a home technology system every five years or so, but not have to totally replace it.

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There have been a lot of developments in systems that can be controlled remotely. Is this now pretty standard? It’s wrong to think that everything should be wireless and app-based. We can do amazing things with apps on our phones. For example, I can go on my phone and look at cameras all over my vacation home in the Berkshires, unlock the door, turn on music, do anything. But when I am there and my phone is in its charger in the bedroom and I am downstairs and

want to turn on my television, I don’t want to have to run upstairs to go get my phone. I want to be able to use a remote control that’s on the coffee table. Or you don’t want guests to have to download an app to operate the television or the lights. Apps are great, but they are not for everything.

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What major trends are you seeing in home technology? The trend of more things in the home being interconnected will continue, and technology will come down in price. Dedicated home theaters are popular. One trend we see is that the outdoors is becoming more of a room. We are installing a lot of electronics outside, and not just music. Outdoor WiFi access points are popular. We also install outdoor televisions that are completely weatherproof—waterproof, sun proof, reflection free—and can stay out all year long. These are great for patios, barbecue areas, and spas. Everyone can now watch the big game outside! | Audio Video Design, Westwood, Mass., (617) 965-4600, and Osterville, Mass., (508) 428-1435, avdesigns.com

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A sophisticated interplay of colors, rhythms, and shapes ensures that this Massachusetts dining room is not only elegant, but lively, too.

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A split color palette of cool blues and warmer browns and yellows is sparked with black-andwhite graphics.

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1) Designer Lisa Tharp in her new digs on Boston’s Newbury Street. 2) A contemporary house by architects Dan Hisel and Katie Flynn. 3) Molteni&C brings its Dada kitchen line to its new Boston showroom. 4) Architect John MacDonald and interior designer Shelby Simes have joined creative forces.

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As Boston designer Duncan Hughes gets ready to launch his furniture collection for Dowel, he’s looking forward to introducing a smart new line that presents a twist on familiar forms. Due out this fall, his pieces blend the femininity of 1940s French furniture with the masculine warmth of midcentury American furniture for a look he calls simple, lean, and elegant.  I  Boston, duncanhughes.com, www. dowel.furniture

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at this location for the first time in Boston. In addition to its kitchen line, the showroom features Molteni&C’s wardrobes and walk-in closets as well as both new and iconic pieces for the living and dining rooms.  I  Boston, moltenigroup.com

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the past twenty-five years. So it makes perfect sense that they would join forces to make the collaboration official. MacDonald’s clients often say they’d like to be able to use one source for both architecture and interior design, the architect says, and the success he and Simes have enjoyed together over the years makes the new joint venture a win for them and their clients.  I Lexington, Mass., morehousemacdonald.com Hisel Flynn house rendering by Hatch Studio

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Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers comprises more than 100 craftspeople creating fine cabinetry, furniture, architectural woodwork, and millwork in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Beyond the fine quality of its work, keys to the company’s forty years of success include a robust apprenticeship program to keep the trade vital and involvement in numerous philanthropic programs in the community.  I  Cumberland, R.I., herrick-white.com

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C.H. Newton Builders hosted a grand party to celebrate our annual edition of New England Home Cape & Islands. Hundreds of members of the New England Home family gathered at the company’s spacious Falmouth headquarters for inspiration, delicious tidbits, and cocktails. A silent auction of wonderful items donated by our generous advertisers raised money to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod.

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Networking Event at Marvin at 7 Tide

New England Home welcomed friends and clients to enjoy a summer evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, and networking, while experiencing the latest in window and door technology. Marvin at 7 Tide in Boston’s Seaport district opened its showroom doors to host this lovely event in celebration of our July–August 2017 issue.

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Design Life Nantucket by Design

For the second year in a row, the Nantucket Historical Association’s Nantucket by Design festival has taken the beloved Massachusetts island by storm with a variety of fabulous events over several days, including a VIP cocktail party, an all-star design panel, a grand gathering at the “Oldest House,” and a design luncheon sponsored by New England Home.

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Design Life Take a Seat Gala

The New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association held its third annual Take a Seat gala and charity auction at the Royale Nightclub in Boston, featuring chairs designed by local architects, builders, and craftsmen. The chairs were auctioned, totaling more than $22,000 to benefit local charities Friends of the Children-Boston, The Lyceum Fellowship, and The Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development.

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Divine Design Center threw an opening party to celebrate its new 8,000-square-foot Boston space. Owner and principal designer Mariette Barsoum and her husband, Magued Barsoum, were thrilled to have the movers and shakers of the design industry tour the showroom and take a turn in the photo booth.

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Design Life Designer Bath SHINE Awards

Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply hosted its annual Designers SHINE Awards. The evening included a panel discussion moderated by New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner. Mary Michael O’Hare of MMO Designs, winner of the Overall Excellence in Design Award, received a gift card to Designer Bath, plus a photoshoot of her winning space by Eric Roth, to run in an upcoming issue New England Home. 2

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SEPTEMBER All the Flowers Are for Me Through December 3 Anila Quayyum Agha creates a sculptural chamber of light and shadow influenced by Persian and Turkish architecture, textiles, and paintings. Agha was motivated to create her art installation by being excluded from mosques in her home country of Pakistan. I Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., (978) 745-9500, pem.org Brimfield Antique Show September 5–10 Ready to find a treasure? Mark your calendar for the fall Brimfield Antique Show. Considered one of the best and biggest antique and flea markets in the country, the show has been a source for everything from everyday treasures to fine antiques for more than 50 years. Show hours and admission vary depending on field and venue location. I Brimfield, Mass., brimfieldshow.org Garden Conservancy Open Days Gardens at the Clock Barn September 9 This charming country garden has been a labor of love for its owners for 30 years. Highlights of the garden include a drying barn dating back to 1790, extensive vegetable gardens, a fairy garden, a greenhouse, wood-

New England Home’s “5 Under 40” Awards September 14

This event celebrates the 2017 “5 Under 40” honorees, who have been selected as tomorrow’s design stars. Savor small bites and cocktails, catch up with friends and colleagues in the design industry, and bid on spectacular custom rugs designed by the honorees. Proceeds from the rug auction, featuring celebrity auctioneer Jenny Johnson, will benefit Barakat, a charity working to strengthen education and literacy in Central and South Asia.  I 6 p.m. Tickets $75 in advance, $100 (cash only) at the door. Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting’s Boston showroom, nehomemag.com I see page 160

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3 land gardens, and much more. There will be familyfriendly activities throughout the day, so bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon exploring this delightful garden. I 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $7. Carlisle, Mass., gardenconservancy.org Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival September 9 The historic Codman Estate welcomes guests to tour the property and shop at an extensive fine-crafts fair. Now in its 35th year, the annual event features more than 100 artisans working in pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber art, metalworking, and folk art. There will also be music, food, and tours of the estate. I 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free to Historic New England members, $5 for nonmembers. Lincoln, Mass., (617) 994-5914, historicnewengland.org You Can’t Spell Martha’s Vineyard Without ART Party September 9 Mix and mingle with Martha’s Vineyard artists at this annual fundraising event. A private home will be the setting for enjoying appetizers, cocktails, and great art. The artists’ work will be on display and for sale. A percentage of the sale proceeds will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. I 5:30 p.m. $150, reservations required. Edgartown, (508) 627-4441, ext. 123, mvmuseum.org Evening at Gropius House September 15 Walter Gropius’s innovative lighting plan can be seen during this evening event at his architecturally influential home. Guests will enjoy a slideshow, tour, and light refreshments. I 7 p.m.–9 p.m. $30 Historic New England members, $40 nonmembers. Lincoln, Mass., (781) 259-8098, historicnewengland.org (1) Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, (2) Courtesy Shoe Bakery/Shelburne Museum

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Calendar Living with Your Old House September 16 This one-day workshop is designed to help you maintain and preserve your older home. Learn about how to repair your home, select period-appropriate paint colors, and establish a maintenance schedule. Presented in partnership with the Preservation Education Institute/ Historic Windsor, and Historic New England. I 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $20 for Historic New England, Henry Sheldon Museum, PEI/ HWI members, $30 non-members, registration required. Windsor Welcome Center, Windsor, Vt., historicnewengland.org Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival September 21–24 Enjoy fabulous food and wines from around the world at The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House mansions. The annual event features some of the region’s most preeminent chefs, extensive wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and more. A variety of ticket packages are available. I Newport, R.I., (401) 847-1000, newportmansions.org Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Fall Special Consignment Auction September 23 The museum’s annual fall auction features artwork by deceased artists who lived, studied, or worked on Cape Cod. The works will be available for preview September 8–23. Bidding will be live, but the museum will also accommodate absentee bids and phone bidding. Proceeds benefit the museum’s cultural and educational initiatives. I 7 p.m. Free. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Mass., (508) 4871750, paam.org Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert September 23–February 18, 2018 America’s unwavering love of sweets and desserts is explored in this multimedia exhibition featuring delectable confections. I Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt., (802) 985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival September 23–24 Meet the artisans behind some of Vermont’s finely handcrafted furniture, accessories, jewelry, and toys at this annual event. The show takes place in conjunction with the Forest Festival at the nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, so you can enjoy beautiful Vermont during fall foliage season. I 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $14 adults, $13 seniors, $8 children 5–13, $4 children 3–4. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vt., vermontwoodfestival.org

with art and artisans during this upscale art fair. More than 100 Rhode Island School of Design students and alumni display and sell their artwork, including furniture, home accessories, ceramics, prints, photographs, textiles, and more. I 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Providence, (401) 277-4931, risdalumnisales.com

Golden Ball Tavern Museum Antiques Show September 30 The Golden Ball Tavern Museum’s Annual Outdoor Antiques Show celebrates its 50th year. One hundred select dealers will be on hand, and area residents have donated vintage furniture and decorative items to be sold. A preview party in the barn on Friday, September 29, includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and early access to the selection of donated items. Proceeds from this event support the Golden Ball Tavern, a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts.  I 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Early admission (7 a.m.) $25, regular admission $7, price includes museum admittance. Weston, Mass., (781) 894-1751, goldenballtavern.org

OCTOBER Introduction to New England Furniture October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1 This five-part series led by senior curator Nancy Carlisle introduces furniture made and used in New England from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries. The class will focus on regional style, craftsmanship, technology, and more. Pieces from the Historic New England collection will also be explored. I 2 p.m.–4 p.m. $50 Historic New England members and students, $75 nonmembers. Historic New England Haverhill Facility, Haverhill, Mass., historicnewengland.org Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Annual Gala October 7 This elegant dinner gala draws more than 300 people to honor a distinguished supporter of Provincetown arts and renowned artists for lifetime achievement. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception under a tent at the Bas Relief Park, then moves to Town Hall for dinner, presentations, and dancing. Proceeds help underwrite the museum’s exhibitions. See website for details. I Provincetown, (508) 487-1750, paam.org RISD Craft October 7 Providence’s Benefit Street comes alive

Lakes Region Parade of Homes October 7–9 Thinking of building or renovating a home? The parade presents the best of builders, developers, tradesmen, and remodelers in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The open-house event showcases new, custom, remodeled, and model homes. This is a great opportunity to meet with area professionals and gather inspiration for your own upcoming projects. Proceeds from the event benefit Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction.  I 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $10 for all three days and all homes. (603) 387-1817, lakesregionparadeofhomes.com Boston Design Market October 11–12 The Boston Design Center opens its doors for the annual Boston Design Market. Showrooms throughout the Innovation and Design Building host product launches, panel discussions, open houses, workshops, trunk shows, pop-up bookshops, and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s new and connect with others in the design community.  I Visit the website for a full event schedule, bostondesign.com

Junior League of Boston Show House October 7–November 5

Boston’s iconic Junior League Show House is back for a 46th time with a roster of the area’s notable interior designers transforming the 1853 William Flagg Homer House in Belmont, Massachusetts. Every Wednesday the designers will be on hand to answer questions and interact with visitors.  I $ 40, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., bostonshowhouse.org

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This inaugural design and dine event showcases tabletops and bar carts by designers and other creatives. The event kicks off on October 12 with a cocktail party at the Boston Innovation and Design Building featuring New England Home’s announcement of the 2017 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. The tables and carts can be viewed on October 13. The festivities are capped off with a dinner celebration on October 14. I Proceeds support Heading Home, an agency that helps families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. headinghometodinner.org

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PRISM Awards October 12 The PRISM Awards are hosted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and celebrate the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, architects, designers, and other professionals in the home building industry. I Sheraton Boston Hotel, (781) 890-2101, prism-awards.com Boston International Fine Art Show October 19–22 This fine art show, now in its 21st year, features historic and contemporary art. An October 19 gala kicks off the show, which presents art from galleries located throughout the United States and the world and includes guest speakers, panel discussions, dealer booth talks, and more. I Show Friday 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $15. The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, (617) 363-0405, fineartboston.com Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival October 19–22 Enjoy four fabulous days of eating and drinking at this annual festival for wine and food enthusiasts that celebrates the rich tradition of fishing and farming on Martha’s Vineyard. Nationally renowned chefs will create dishes with local ingredients, and wine and spirit purveyors from around the globe will be on hand. I See website for details and ticket packages, mvfoodandwine.com  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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4. En Vogue Cumar ups the stone game with its new Linea Couture collection, which uses exotic materials like semi-precious stones, amethysts, petrified wood, and quartzes. | Cumar, Everett, Mass., cumar.com 5. Anglo File Blithfield, known for its elegant fabrics, launches the Winthrop collection showcasing traditional English jacquards in fresh colorways | Lee Jofa, Boston Design Center, leejofa.com 6. French Connection This French painted iron and tole console from the 1940s brings chic European style and a statement-making silhouette to your foyer or dining room. | Charles Spada, Boston Design Center, charlesspada.com

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4. Deco Revival Michael Berman revisits the Art Deco era in his glamorous wallpaper collection for Fromental that introduces patterns and silhouettes inspired by the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. | Studio 534, Boston Design Center, s5boston.com

2. Nailed It! The bespoke furniture-making tradition is alive and well at Los Angeles-based Erinn V. Design Group. The Harpaz cabinet can be made with a variety of finishes and detailing. | M-Geough, Boston Design Center, m-geough.com

5. Numbers Game Punch up the curb appeal of your home with midcentury-modern house numbers designed by Richard Neutra. | Design Within Reach, Cambridge, Mass., dwr.com

3. Share the Luv Nordic minimalism meets timeless sophistication in Duravit’s new Luv series imagined by Danish designer Cecilie Manz. | Spritzo – The Portland Group, various New England locations, theportlandgroup.com

6. Kinetic Energy Embrace your inner scientist with Worlds Away’s new Molecular table lamp—a striking fixture with a tangle of stems and spheres. | Hudson, Boston, hudsonboston.com

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CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Custom Stone and Shingle Estate set on 2.16 acres offering 5 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, walls of windows, soaring ceilings, gazebo, patio, and pergola. $2,575,000

NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent custom estate in coveted neighborhood, 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, rich architectural details, exquisite master suite with balcony, lush grounds & pool. $2,495,000

Represented by: Judy Boland, Sales Associate C. 978.407.0146

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MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated mid-century modern residence offering 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, fireplace, open layout, chef’s kitchen, cathedral ceilings, redesigned grounds, and 2-car garage. $2,395,000

CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS Classic New England Colonial with 12 rooms, rich architectural details, custom built-ins, 4 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, cherry kitchen, 3-car garage, and 5-star energy rating. $2,190,000

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ESSEX, MASSACHUSETTS Exquisite shingle-style home set on 8.2 acres with cathedral living room, granite fireplace, 4 bedrooms, updated baths, 2 garages, chef’s kitchen, and rooftop tower. $1,950,000

DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Rare, 19th Century Coastal Architecture home offering 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 11 ft. ceilings, updated kitchen and master bath, wrap-around porch, boathouse, plus deeded beach rights. $1,597,000

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Our Website Makes It Easy The J Barrett & Company website is your “go-to” when you are looking for a new home. Our site offers easy and concise searches for the most current listings throughout the North Shore and Massachusetts that includes weekly Open Houses and community information right on our homepage. Whether it’s a first-time home, ocean front residence, equestrian property or investment opportunity, the J Barrett & Company website has everything you are looking for.

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Prides Crossing Offered at $6,700,000 Paine Avenue Premier Residence on Beverly’s Gold Coast. Ocean panoramas from Beverly to Marblehead Harbor. 2.8-acre oceanfront property, southern exposure, deck. Fully renovated residence.

Beverly Farms Offered at $3,995,000 Waterfront Oasis. 4 acres with beach frontage, freshwater pond and in-ground pool next to sprawling fields. Mesmerizing views from this southfacing 5-bedroom, 7-bath home. A true sanctuary!

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Hamilton Offered at $1,225,000 Lovely Colonial on 4 acres. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Fireplaced Family Room has vaulted ceiling. Finished walk-out lower level, exercise and media rooms, hot tub room. In-ground heated pool.

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Manchester Offered at $1,325,000 Well-appointed Contemporary. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Soapstone entry, hardwood floors. All-Viking remodeled kitchen. 1st floor en suite bedroom, 2nd floor master suite. 3rd floor library.

Wenham Offered at $1,295,000 Rare offering! Stately Shingle style 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home. Fully redesigned, renovated. Charm, character plus today’s amenities. Dramatic family room, chef’s kitchen, screened porch.

Marblehead Neck Offered at $1,228,000 Charming 4-bedroom, 2-bath Cottage Style home. Fireplaced living & dining rooms. Family room, country kitchen, 3-season porch, deck. Master suite has marble bath. 2014 roof, hot water tank.

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Rare Offering! 2.24 acre waterfront property with 239 feet of sandy beach located on Sippican’s outer harbor in Marion’s ultra-private enclave, Converse Point. Homes on this highly desired peninsula of land rarely become available, making this a unique opportunity to build your dream home or to restore the current home to its glory. Ownership of this magnificent property includes deeded rights to use of Converse Point pier, beach and tennis court. Moorings are also available. A true gem that must not be overlooked! 75 Moorings Road, Marion, Massachusetts

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scape is sculptural and artfully designed, the flower beds brimming with beautiful blooms. Low stone walls and a five-tiered terrace add visual interest and afford privacy. Manicured boxwoods flourish throughout, while mature specimen trees call to mind an enchanting arboretum. Contact: Celina Barton, John Bertolami, Big Green Real Estate, Hanover, N.H., (603) 643-3942, twentyropeferry.com, MLS# 4634420

A Rare Find

Addison Mizner was a self-taught architect whose revival of Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial architecture left an indelible stamp on South Florida in the 1920s. This house in Colebrook, Connecticut, is the only remaining residence designed by Mizner north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Rock Hall, as it is known, was built in 1912 for Jerome Alexandre, scion of the Alexandre Steamship Company. The meticulously restored, nearly 10,000-square-foot manor house sits on twenty-two-plus acres. It is replete with original architectural details—among them stained- and leadedglass windows, beamed ceilings, and chestnut-paneled walls. A restoration was executed with reverence and authenticity in 2005. New mechanical systems were installed throughout, along with period-appropriate fixtures, custom finishes, and wallcoverings. In 2010, Rock Hall was listed on ROOMS: 18 the National Register of Historic Places. 8 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS Today the home’s first floor features a 1 HALF BATH stunning great hall—with a striking, 9,600 SQ. FT. solid poured-concrete fireplace surround $1,750,000 and mantel—a formal dining room, library, spectacular sun porch, and a chef ’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a working, all-wood walk-in refrigerator. A quartet of en suite bedrooms with fireplaces graces the second floor. And on the third floor you’ll find a spacious game room, exercise room, period movie theater, and an exquisite, open-plan guest suite. The property includes an orchard, mature perennial gardens, an in-ground pool with pool house, a stone summer house, tennis courts, and walking trails. Duly Noted: Although Mizner would ultimately be made famous for his grand warm-weather residences, he was very much in tune with New England when he designed Rock Hall. He used native Connecticut field-

stone and stucco on the facade, and added leaded-glass windows to frame views of one of Connecticut’s largest private collections of specimen trees. Contact: Thomas McGowan, Harney Real Estate, Salisbury, Conn., (860) 435-2200, harneyre.com, MLS# L10078524

Living History on Nantucket

Noteworthy on more than a few fronts, this beauty on Nantucket is widely believed to be one of the best examples of 1830s Greek Revival architecture on the island. It was built by a successful whaling captain, Charles Grant, and it shows. Its traditionally narrow facade, ionic columns, and pediment entry are a few of the home’s distinctive details that are still intact today. Built in 1835, the residence sits on a tidy lot with neatly trimmed mature landscaping and has everything you’d want in an “in-town” home. It’s been called “the granddaddy of the neighborhood.” The interior features three main floors of family living space, as well as an apartment on the lower level. A spacious entry opens to a formal sitting room that leads to a formal dining room that connects to a big kitchen with a mudroom. There are three bedrooms on the second floor: a large bedroom that faces the street off the main landing, a second bedroom with sitting room, and a smaller bedroom with access to an expansive deck in back. Take the back stairs from the second floor to a ROOMS: 12 roomy open space, a full bath, and a deck 6 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS offering views of Nantucket Sound. In 1 HALF BATH addition, there are three bedrooms, two 4,560 SQ. FT. baths, and a kitchenette in the finished $5,495,000 basement. Just a few of the splendid details: original wide-plank floorboards, wooden beams, a grand curved staircase, and multiple fireplaces crafted from New Zealand marble. Duly Noted: The whaling industry generated great wealth and prosperity in the mid-nineteenth century on Nantucket. And with it came a new sensibility, a style of architecture that represented a departure from the common Quaker homes that dotted the island. In his fifty-six years at sea, Captain Charles Grant (1814-1906) brought home more barrels of oil than any other Nantucket whaling captain, so he was one of the few who could afford such a stately home. Contact: Cam Gammill, Fisher Real Estate, Nantucket, Mass., (508) 332-9149, fishernantucket. com, MLS# 21712845  September–October 2017 | New England Home  231

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Resources

A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes

GOOD BONES: GREAT PLANES PAGES 52–57

Architecture: Colin Flavin, Flavin Architects, Boston, (617) 227-6717, flavinarchitects.com Builder: Brendan O’Reilly, Gristmill Builders, Waterbury Center, Vt., (802) 882-8410, gristmillbuilders.com Landscape design: Keith Wagner, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Burlington, Vt., (802) 8640010, wagnerhodgson.com Page 54: Mah Jong sofas from Roche Bobois, roche-bobois.com

STATE OF GRACE PAGES 102–111

Architecture: Patrick Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn Architect, Boston, (617) 266-1710, patrickahearn.com Interior design: Cate Caruso, STUDIO C, New York City, (646) 717-4153, studiocid.com Builder: Gerret C. Conover, Conover Restorations, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 627-1617 Interior millwork: Anderson & McQuaid, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 876-3250, andersonmcquaid.com Cabinetmaker: Triple Crown Cabinet & Millwork, Sandwich, Mass., (508) 833-6500, triplecrowncabinetandmillwork.com Landscape design: Robbie Hutchison, Donaroma’s Nursery & Landscape Services, Edgartown, Mass., (508) 627-3036, donaromas.com Swimming pool consultant: Koby Kirwin, Exteriors by Koby Kirwin, Naples, Fla., (239) 2874195, kobykirwin.com Upholstery workroom: Versailles Drapery & Upholstery, Long Island City, N.Y., (210) 533-2059, versaillesdrapery.com Upholstered furniture fabrication: Jonas, New York City, (212) 691-2777, jonasworkroom.com Page 105: Sofas from George Smith, georgesmith. com, with Claremont fabric, claremontfurnishing.com; chandelier from Charles Edwards, charles​edwards. com; area rug from Beauvais, beauvaiscarpets. com; Flooded Grasslands painting over fireplace by Tarjan, tarjanstudio.com; floor lamp from Vaughan, vaughandesigns.com. Page 106: Dining table and chairs from Dessin Fournir, dessinfournir.com. Page 107: Cabinets by Triple Crown Cabinet & Millwork; counters and backsplash from Caesarstone, caesarstoneus.com; bar stools designed by STUDIO C with Rogers & Goffigon fabric, rogersandgoffigon. com; pendant lights from Charles Edwards; bar cabinet from Dessin Fournir. Pages 108–109: Guestroom bed from Dmitriy & Co., dmitriyco.com; sconces and floor lamp from Vaughan; chair from George Smith; master bed from Savoir Beds, savoirbeds.com, with Rose Tarlow upholstery, rosetarlow.com; area rug and nightstands from Holland & Sherry, hollandandsherry.com; nightstand lamps from Illumé, illumenyc.com; lounge chair and ottomans from George Smith; bench fabricated by Jonas. Page 110: Patio furniture from Sutherland, sutherlandfurniture.com, with fabric by Sunbrella, sunbrella. com; windows from JB Sash & Door, jbsash.com; exterior doors and shutters from Atlantic Premium Shutters, atlanticpremiumshutters.com.

GARAGE CHIC PAGES 112–121

Architecture: Mary Dorsey Brewster, Brewster Thornton Group Architects, Providence, R.I., (401) 861-1600, brewsterthornton.com Interior design: Wendi Dicely-Scalora, taste, Jamestown, R.I., (401) 423-3639, tastedesigninc.com Builder: Pariseault Builders, Warwick, R.I., (401) 7380524, pariseault.com Interior millwork: Jutras Woodworking, Greenville, R.I., (401) 949-8101, justraswoodworking.com Landscape contractor: Bel Terra Landscaping, Cranston, R.I., (401) 826-6660 Audio-Video design and installation: Sound FX, West Warwick, R.I., (401) 623-8090, soundfxonline.com Page 112: Trafalgar wall-mounted lanterns from Hinkley, hinkleylighting.com; garage doors and pulls from Doug Mockett and Co., mockett.com. Pages 116–117: Area rug by Concepts International through Rustigian Rugs, rustigianrugs.com; D’Urso swivel lounge chair from Hive Modern, hivemodern. com; sectional from PJ Bergeron, pjbergeron.com, with fabric from Brentano; console behind sectional from Brueton, brueton.com; bar backsplash tile from Stonesource, stonesource.com; calacatta counter from Quality Tile, qualitytileri.com; satin nickel faucet from Blanco, blanco.faucetdirect.com. Pages 118–119: Buffet wall tile from Stonesource; buffet countertop marble from Quality Tile; dining table and benches from Brueton; Milo Baughman dining armchairs from Design Within Reach, dwr. com; Duplo pendant light by Vibia, landing.vibia.com; kitchen countertop from Quality Tile; counter stools from Brueton; refrigerator, microwave drawer, range hood, and dishwasher from Thermador, thermador. com; backsplash glass mosaic tile from Hill and Harbor Tile, hillharbourtile.com. Pages 120–121: Master bath sink from Kohler, kohler.com; shower tile from Hill and Harbor Tile; backsplash tile from Waterworks, waterworks.com; faucet, shower heads, towel bar, tissue holder, robe hook all from Kohler; master bedroom pendant lights from Design Within Reach; swivel chair from Lee Industries, leeindustries.com; leather-paneled wall by Jutras Woodworking; area rug from Rustigian Rugs.

SMOOTH SAILING PAGES 122–133

Architecture: Peter McDonald, Peter McDonald Architect, N. Eastham, Mass., (508) 240-0843, capecodarch.com Interior design: Lisa Tharp, Lisa Tharp Interior Architecture + Design, Boston, (978) 505-1310, lisatharp.com Builder: Clay Wilkins, Wilkins Construction, Chatham, Mass., (508) 241-0234, wilkinsconstructionllc.com Landscape design: Phil Cheney, Cheney Landscape Design, South Yarmouth, Mass., (508) 394-1373, cheneylandscapedesign.com Page 122: Violinmaker’s table by Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings, jeffsoderbergh.com; wing chairs by Ferrell Mittman, ef-lm.com through The Martin Group, martingroupinc.com, with fabric by TDC, thedesignconnection.us; side chair fabric from Libeco linens, libeco.com, through Jack + Toba, jackandtoba.com, fabricated by Susan’s Workroom, susansworkroom.com; pendant light by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Palecek, palacek.com; draperies by Acorn Design Center, acorndesigncenter.com, with fabric by Pindler, pindler.com. Pages 123–125: Chairs by Lee Industries, lee​

industries.com; coffee table from Bungalow Classic, bungalowclassic.com; Rocky Shore, Mohegan painting over fireplace by Roy Parkinson through Powers Gallery, powersgallery.com; rug from Merida, merida​ studio.com; floor lamps from Modhaus, ­modhaus. com; rope console from Bungalow Classic; table lamps from Bliss Home & Design, blisshome​and​ design.com; folding bench from Bungalow Classic; window seat cushion fabric from Pindler, fabricated by Susan’s Workroom; pillows by Betsy Griffin Sewing and Quilting, betsygriffin.com; window shade fabric by Schumacher, fschumacher.com, fabricated by Acorn Design Center. Page 126: Teak countertops by Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders, ­carpentermac​ neille.com; island countertop from Neolith, neolith. com; range from La Cornue, lacornueusa.com; faucet from Kohler, kohler.com; Gwenwood island pendants by Darryl Carter for Urban Electric, urbanelectricco. com; counter chairs from Richard Wrightman; richardwrightman.com; photo above range from Coastal Nantucket, coastalnantucket.com. Page 127: Sofas from Mainly Baskets, mainly​baskets. com, with cushion fabric by Pindler, fabricated by Susan’s Workroom; coffee table from Delicious Designs; chair from Nantucket Looms, nantucket​ looms.com. Page 128: Reclaimed-wood shower floors and vanity tops by Jeff Soderbergh Custom Sustainable Furnishings; vanity bases from Winston Flowers, winstonflowers.com; faucet from Barber Wilsons & Co., barwil.co.uk; sconces by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort, visualcomfortlightinglights.com; roman shade fabric by Kravet, kravet.com, fabricated by Acorn Design Center. Pages 130–131: Daybed and fabric by Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers.com; pillow fabrics by Kravet, fabricated by Acorn Design Center; settee from Coastal Nantucket; lounge chairs from Lisa Tharp Collection; console from Delicious Designs, delicious​ designshome.com; rugs from Dash & Albert, dashand​ albert.annieselke.com; vintage book papers from Thoreauly Antiques, thoreaulyantiques.com; goggles from Nesting on Main, nestingonmain.com. Page 133: Interior barn doors from Portland Architectural Salvage, portlandsalvage.com; canopy bed from Lisa Tharp Collection, lisatharp.com, crafted by Steve Manning, manningscabinetshop.com; lantern and bedding from Lisa Tharp Collection; settee from Cisco Brothers; bedside tables from Bradshaw Kirchofer, bradshawkirchofer.com; area rug from Williston Weaves/A.J. Rose Carpet & Flooring, ajrose. com; guestroom wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; night table from Noir, noirfurniturela.com.

POLISHED TO PERFECTION PAGES 134–145

Architecture: Adolfo Perez, Adolfo Perez Architect, Newton Centre, Mass., (617) 527-7442, adolfoperez.com Interior design: Manuel de Santaren, Boston, (617) 330-6998, manueldesantaren.com Builder: S+H Construction, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 876-8286, shconstruction.com Landscape design: Matthew Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., (617) 583-5826, matthew-cunningham.com Landscape contractor: Martin Lucyk, Martin Lucyk Landscape Construction, Maynard, Mass., (617) 6106898, martinlucyk.com Steel fabricator: Paradis MetalWorks, Attleboro Falls, Mass., (508) 316-3312, paradismetalworks.com

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Pages 134–135: Sconces and console table designed by Manuel de Santaren; accessories and antiquities from Axel Vervoordt, axel-vervoordt.com. Pages 136–137: Chairs by Jean Michel Frank through 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com; chenille chair fabric from Studio Four, studiofournyc.com; eighteenth-century Chinese cocktail table from Eskenazi, eskenazi.co.uk; cabinets by Ico Parisi through Maison Gerard, maison​ gerard.com; sofa and lounge chairs fabricated by Dmitry & Company, dmitriyco.com, with linen fabric from Studio Four; accessories from Axel Vervoordt; sofa from Muse Bespoke with Loro Piana fabric through Charles Spada; toss pillow fabrication by Eliot Wright Workroom, ewworkroom.com; Loro Piana pillow fabric through Charles Spada; embroidered pillow fabric by Miguel Cisterna through Maison Gerard; Leleu chairs through Maison Gerard; lamps from Herve van der Straeten, vanderstraeten.fr; end tables by Manuel de Santaren; cocktail table by Eric Schmitt through Pucci, ralphpucci.net. Page 138: Desk designed by Manuel de Santaren; area rug designed by Manuel de Santaren through Studio Four; vintage Dunbar desk chair from 1stdibs; desk lamp from Bernd Goeckler, bgoecklerantiques. com; ottoman from J. Robert Scott, jrobertscott.com; chaise fabric from Loro Piana through Charles Spada, fabricated by Dmitriy & Company; wool/silk curtain fabric from Muse Bespoke, muse-bespoke.com; accessories from Axel Vervoordt through Webster & Company, webstercompany.com. Page 139: Dining room chandelier by Achille Salvagni through Maison Gerard; dining table and cabinets designed by Manuel de Santaren; dining chair fabrication by J. Robert Scott with leather from Webster & Company; carpet designed by Manuel de Santaren from Studio Four; Santa Teresa woven wool/silk sheer curtain fabric from Muse Bespoke. Page 140: Sink, vanity, and mirror designed by Adolfo Perez; fittings, fixtures, and mirrors from Designer Bath, designerbath.com; table from Axel Vervoordt; wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; Cirrus channel light from Edge Lighting, edgelighting.com. Page 141: Pendant light from Ingo Maurer, ingo-maurer.com; table from Axel Vervoordt; dining chairs from 1stdibs, in ivory leather from Webster & Company; sconce by Manuel de Santaren. Pages 142–143: Outdoor furniture from Casa Outdoor Boston, casaoutdoorboston.com. Page 144: Vanity designed by Adolfo Perez; fittings

and fixtures from Designer Bath. Page 145: Bed fabricated by Dmitry & Company with linen from Studio Four; bedding from Muse Bespoke; carpet from Studio Four; bedside tables from J. Robert Scott; bedside lamps from Axel Vervoordt; Roman shades from Studio Four.

SPECIAL FOCUS: KITCHENS AND BATHS PAGES 146–157

History Lesson: Pages 146–147 Architecture: Christopher Dallmus, Design Associates, Cambridge, Mass., (617) 661-9082, design-associates.com Interior design: Karen Newman, Pentimento Interiors, Newton, Mass., (617) 840-4204, pentimentointeriors.com Builder: Howard Brothers Builders, Westwood, Mass., (781) 326-1409, howardbrothersbuilders.com Cabinetry: Ian Mentasti, Modern Heritage, Rowley, Mass., (781) 534-9200, modernheritage.com Open for Business: Pages 148–149 Architectural and interior design: Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors, Lexington, Mass., (781) 862-0466, robingannoninteriors.com Builder: Claude Sangiolo, Casa Sangiolo, Auburndale, Mass., (617) 964-5112

Modern Makeover: Pages 150–151 Architecture and interior design: David Hacin and Matthew Woodward, Hacin + Associates, Boston, (617) 426-0077, hacin.com Kitchen design: Rosemary Porto, Poggenpohl Boston, Boston, (617) 236-5253, poggenpohl.com Builder: Chris Monaco, Monaco Johnson Group, Salem, Mass., (978) 745-0606, monaco-johnson.com Lighting: Reflex Lighting, Boston, (617) 269-4510, reflexlighting.com Coastal Chic: Pages 152–153 Architecture: James Velleco, Grazado Velleco Architects, Marblehead, (781) 631-4949, grazadovelleco.com Interior architecture and design: Anita Clark, Anita Clark Design, Salem, Mass., (978) 741-1134, anitaclarkdesign.com Kitchen design: Barbara Baratz, Chestnut Hill, Mass., (781) 308-1423 Cabinetry: Venegas and Company, Boston, (617) 4398800, venegasandcompany.com Builder: Bruce Paradise, Paradise Construction, Swampscott, Mass., (781) 599-1360 A Room with a View: Pages 154–155 Architectural design: Milford Cushman, Stowe, Vt., (802) 253-2169, cushmandesign.com Interior design: Carol Flanagan, Carol Flanagan Interior Design, Greenwich, Conn., (203) 769-1869, carolflanagandesign.com Builder: Patterson & Smith Construction, Stowe, Vt., (802) 253-3757, pattersonandsmith.com Spa Treatment: Pages 156–157 Architecture: Karen B. Kempton, West Barnstable, Mass., (508) 362-3447, karenkempton.com Interior design: Liz Stiving-Nichols and Liane Thomas, Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 687-9555, marthasvineyard​ interiordesign.com Builder: Eastward Companies, Chatham, Mass., (508) 945-2300, eastwardco.com Vanity and tub surround: Bruce Fraser, B.R. Fraser Woodwork, Sandwich, Mass., (508) 477-7505 

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