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106 DISAPPEARING ACT

With its subtly inventive architecture and interior design, a Cape Cod house lets its lovely waterfront location play the starring role. Text by Bob Curley I Photography by Michael J. Lee I Produced by Karin Lidbeck Brent

116 THE FABRIC OF HER LIFE

A woman’s personality-filled loft above a Massachusetts textile factory celebrates generations of her family’s life and craft.

ON THE COVER: Clean-lined furniture and a quiet palette with punches of bold color set a relaxing scene in the dining area of a Cape Cod house by Hutker Architects and Robin Gannon Interiors. Photograph by Michael J. Lee. To see more of this home, turn to page 106.

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126 OPEN AND SHUT CASE

A getaway in the hills of Vermont ensconces its owner in comfort when she’s solo and offers an expansive welcome when guests arrive. Text by Robert Kiener I Photography by Jim Westphalen

138 FIELD OF DREAMS

Tucked in among dunes, beach grasses, and flower-dotted meadowland, a Nantucket home is a spring-to-fall haven for its delighted owners. Text by Fred Albert I Photography by Michael Partenio I Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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148 SPECIAL FOCUS: KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

New England designers prove there’s no one formula for making our most functional spaces beautiful. Text by Paula M. Bodah

164 5 UNDER 40 AWARDS

Meet the talented young design professionals who make up our ninth annual slate of 5 Under 40 winners. Text by Erin Marvin

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Stylish nightstands; a three-season room with global interest; Jason and Mindy Sevinor on the latest in kitchen and bath trends; a shopping excursion to Maine’s Hurlbutt Designs; a tiny condo kitchen is transformed.

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44 Artistry: Keep It Simple

It took paring down his style to a satisfying minimum for Bill Thompson to feel his art finally expresses what he means to say. I By Nathaniel Reade

50 Away From Home: The House of the Four Gables A historically sensitive renovation and eye-popping colors update a Concord, Massachusetts, bed-and-breakfast. I Text by Debra Spark  I Photography by Michael Partenio

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210 Scene and Heard

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

214 Design Life

Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. I By Ellie Zee

227 Premier Properties

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

234 Resources

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

239 Advertiser Index 240 Bookend

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A Berkshires home cozies into its hillside site with a landscape plan that looks as though it was created by Mother Nature herself.

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Corrections and Amplifications: On page 72 of the Professional Profiles advertorial section in our July–August issue, the Q&A answers were incorrectly attributed to Jeff Plank, owner of Mid-Cape Home Centers. The actual interviewee was Jack Stevenson, Mid-Cape’s president.

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more recently by Architectural Digest, has over the past twenty-one years involved hundreds of design and architecture firms. This past spring’s event alone raised more than $700,000 for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. I could also mention the countless architects, designers, builders, and suppliers who have taken part in, or donated product to, the Room To Dream or Make-A-Wish foundations’ renovation and makeover programs for housing for critically ill children. Or the architecture firms that habitually take part in ­Canstruction (you’ll definitely want to check out the photos at canstruction.org), fashioning sculptures out of canned food that is then donated to local and regional food banks. The list goes on. Starting in 2017, Boston-area designers banded together to create Heading Home to Dinner ­(headinghometodinner.org). New England Home was proud to be part of that extraordinarily successful inaugural event, and we are back for round two. This year’s affair kicks off on Wednesday, October 3, with a cocktail party at the Boston Design Center (during which we will also announce the 2018 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame). Designers and design companies are creating decorative tablescapes and bar cart installations that will be on view on Thursday, October 4, followed by a sit-down dinner that evening—after which many elements from the tablescapes will be auctioned off. The beneficiary is Heading Home (headinghomeinc. org), one of the largest providers of housing for homeless families in the Greater Boston area. So, as you enjoy the often expensive beauties shown in this issue’s pages, I hope you will also take time to consider those in our society who have very little chance ever to enjoy such things. —Kyle Hoepner

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Step off the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s swathe of downtown parkland and into the light-filled lobby of Boulevard on the Greenway, and you could be forgiven for failing to notice you’ve moved inside. Thanks to the nearly twentyfoot-high expanse of freeze-dried greenery set against walnut paneling, the transition from the outdoors is almost seamless. This welcome to Boulevard, a thirty-six-unit condominium building by the architecture firm Finegold Alexander, is the work of designer Alina Wolhardt of

Wolf in Sheep Design. “Proximity to the Greenway is the reason people want to live here,” she says. “We built on that with a simple visual that establishes a sense of place and marks your arrival.” Such pared-down, statement-making schemes are Wolhardt’s hallmark. At The Lucas, a onetime church in the South End that Finegold Alexander converted to a condo building, she turned a staircase into a major moment. “It’s a small lobby,” she explains, “so we kept it stark, mixing blocks of dark-stained oak with gray marble tile. The effect is striking.” Similarly, in the lobby of Port45, a South Boston condominium building designed by Icon Architecture, Wolhardt reiterates the clean, urban aesthetic with nary

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a frill. Here, she simply cut geometric shapes in the drywall, then backlit it. “It was an uncomplicated way to introduce drama,” she says. Wolhardt, who founded her company in 2014 following a four-year stint at Boston powerhouse Elkus Manfredi Architects, begins each project by crafting a narrative of the user’s experience. “A big part of designing is telling a story,” she says. Her narratives are multi-layered and consider a wide array of factors. Some are abstract: what mood should a lobby convey, how will the interiors relate to the site and the architecture? Others are quite concrete: what brand of appliances will attract the target buyer, what type of backsplash tile presents as simultaneously fresh and timeless? Wolhardt often walks a fine line in tying her interiors to a structure’s architecture. At the Gothic-style Lucas, for instance, the elevator floor boasts a rosette pattern based on the facade’s rose tracery screens. Inside the units, however, finishes are sleek and details minimal. “We wanted to highlight architectural elements that make the building special, but we didn’t want people to feel like they actually live in a church,” she says. Developers appreciate Wolhardt’s vision. David Goldman, principal of New Boston Ventures, with 34  New England Home | September–October 2018

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1) The minimalist staircase welcomes people to The Lucas, a church converted into a condominium building in Boston’s South End. 2) Kitchens at the Lucas boast gray wood-veneer cabinets, glass mosaic tile backsplashes, and glossy white islands. 3) The Lucas’s elevator floor design borrows a Gothic motif from the building’s original architecture. 4) Wolhardt plays with negative and positive space in her backlit wall design in the lobby of Port45 in South Boston.

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When it comes to plants, Stephanie Pilk tends toward the wild. The creative director of Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine, likes to combine plants of varying types and textures in a single vessel. Does she like a unified color palette? Maybe, maybe not. “I am not a purist,” she confesses. Pilk, who found her way to garden design through art, fashion, and film, is going into her fifth year at Snug Harbor Farm. She handles workshops, private events, retail buying, and merchandising, imbuing nearly every aspect of the business with a style that’s just the right blend of rugged and refined. For fall, she favors earthy terracotta pots planted with a mix of greens, including wispy grasses, structural succulents, and leafy greens. For would-be

gardeners interested in creating their own vignettes, Pilk advises analyzing the area in order to choose containers and plants in appropriate sizes and shapes. “Look at the proportion of your space and build accordingly,” she says. To fill a vertical area, grasses are a great way to get height and movement. “They bloom strong and hard through the first frost,” she explains, “then dry in place, evolving into a whole different sculptural accent.” For a more structural component, go for agave. Many types of sedum will trail prettily over a container’s edges. And, of course, there are also hardy edibles, such as kale and tricolor sage. “It’s fall,” Pilk reminds us. “Think of the harvest!” | Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk, Maine, snugharborfarm.com

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4. Light Bright We’re smitten by this statement piece from Currey & Company. The Andenne lamp is crafted from a mix of clear and turquoise molten glass to create a fluid design that is a work of art for your tabletop. | Tracker Home Decor, Edgartown, Mass., trackerhomedecor.com 5. World Wanderer The Globe Trotter collection by Marcel Wanders for Roche Bobois was inspired by mythical inventors and adventurers. The Montgolfiere armchair is just one of the many whimsical pieces. | Roche Bobois, Boston, roche-bobois.com 6. Heavy Weight Weighing in at 650 pounds and crafted from a single block of onyx, Stone Forest’s Barrel pedestal sink appears to float, thanks to clever LED illumination. | Waterspot, various New England locations, ardente.com

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It took paring down his style to a satisfying minimum for Bill Thompson to feel his art finally expresses what he means to say. when Bill Thompson painted a • Even beautiful landscape, he felt that something

was wrong. A child prodigy at drawing and watercolors, Thompson won the highest student awards in the country and a scholarship to Carnegie Mellon. He has always held a deep reverence for nature, which he tries to communicate through his art. As he got older, however, that art began to feel stale to him, and unremarkable. He remembers painting an inspiring, glacier-carved rock on an island in Maine and thinking that the image he’d created wasn’t art—the rock was the art. Rather than depicting objects that spoke to him, he wanted to make the objects themselves. So Thompson, a trim man of sixty-one with the quiet modesty of a Yankee farmer, tried to simplify. He discarded drawing altogether, which he sensed had become a crutch. He took the people out of his paintings. Then the buildings. Then the details. Landscapes became a bluish sky over a greenish ground, which he simplified further into a single color. By the late 1990s, he was painting monochromatic images with a roller.

“I liked the austerity and the essential, elemental quality,” Thompson says, but he still wasn’t satisfied. He wanted his single-color squares to be more active and dynamic—and didn’t know how.

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“I JUST WANT MY WORK TO EXIST AND STAND ON ITS OWN WITHOUT EXPLANATION,” SAYS BILL THOMPSON. “LIKE THAT BEAUTIFUL ROCK OUT IN NATURE.”

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A 2016 installation at Carroll and Sons gallery, Boston; Creel (2014), 12¼" × 15" × 7"; Thresher (2016), 37" × 47" × 7"; Monkey (2016) 25" × 26½" × 7”. BELOW: Thompson begins by sketching his ideas. FACING PAGE, TOP: Bill Thompson. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM:

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For a year he struggled to find a solution, provoking a real crisis in his artistic life. “I was at the point where I couldn’t get more minimal in terms of painting. I had thrown everything into this path toward simplification. But when I arrived at the destination, it wasn’t interesting to me.” Frustrated, he tried drilling holes in his canvases, and chopping off corners. He tried carving the surface. The flat, built-up quality of his acrylic artist’s paints seemed too intrusive, so he created reflective surfaces with automotive paint. The resulting work was a brightly colored square of undulating surface, which he says brought him back to the landscapes he’d been attracted to in his youth: “Those surfaces felt like water or sand.”

Still, he wasn’t satisfied. He decided to throw off the constraints of the frame, embrace it as sculpture, and carve the entire form, thus inventing the art he makes today. When he did, he says, “It was probably the first time I felt spiritually connected to the work. I had finally found my home.” Today he says that “90 percent of my work process is blue-collar.” In his Roxbury, Massachusetts, studio, he starts his designs on a sketch pad, all intuition, no concepts. He lets his hand run, combining forms and images acquired over a lifetime of hiking up mountains and sailing on the north shore of Massachusetts. He erases and refines many times, transfers the drawings to cardboard templates, then carves and grinds away at heavy blocks of high-density urethane, an expensive, weather-proof material used to make prototypes and outdoor signs, coating the floor with thick piles of cornmeal-like dust. When his shapes are carved and perfectly smooth, he sprays on up to twenty coats of filler, primer, and custom-mixed $500-a-pint German auto paint, whose metallic flecks give the work a multicolored shimmer. Then he clear-coats and waxes them, and bolts them into customized crates that preserve their immaculate finish during travel.

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No photograph or video can fully illustrate the undulating shapes or morphing colors of Thompson’s work. A piece with curves as complex as sand dunes is iridescent like the carapace of a jewel beetle, changing from aquamarine to dark blue to maroon to black as the viewer and the light move. A pearlescent, off-white form goes blue where the light hits it and taupe in the shadows. Even the brightest colors evoke peacock feathers and bee wings. Each piece is unique, with an original color and a single word for its name: Bat. Bone. Thorn. They sell well, particularly in his German, Spanish, and Korean galleries. A constellation of pieces, like oversized beach glass, hangs on one wall of a Russian billionaire’s yacht. Thompson says he doesn’t want to make art based on theories or concepts or anything that requires a museum label to explain it. “I just want my work to exist

and stand on its own without explanation,” he says. “Like that beautiful rock out in nature.”  EDITOR’S NOTE: Bill Thompson is represented in New England by S3 Contemporary, Jamaica Plain, Mass., s3contemporary.com, and Center Street Studio, Milton, Mass., centerstreetstudio.com. His work can also be viewed at billthompson studio.com. September–October 2018 | New England Home  47

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Away From Home

The House of the Four Gables

ABOVE: The Hawthorne Inn, newly renovated to its former Italianate vernacular, won the 2018 Concord Historical Commission Award for Sensitive Addition/Alteration and was praised for meshing with the neighborhood’s historic architecture, meeting multiple building codes, and providing universal access. LEFT: The foyer’s vivid colors, grasscloth walls, and literary references introduce visual refrains that appear throughout the inn.

A historically sensitive renovation and eye-popping colors update a bed-and-breakfast in Concord, Massachusetts. you want to stand—or sleep, or eat • Ifhomemade granola—at the crossroads of

American literary and revolutionary history, there’s probably no better place to do it than the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts. The bed-andbreakfast sits on former farmland owned in turn by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. These literary lights didn’t build, however. That task fell to returning Civil War veteran George Gray, who sited his house on the road by which the British marched into Concord for the battle that began the American Revolutionary War. Today, Gray’s 1860s residence is a sensitively restored bed-and-breakfast with contemporary flair, thanks to a 2016 purchase by Mark Vella and Toni Vicente. When they lived in Spain, Welsh-born Vella and Madrid native Vicente sometimes dreamed about retiring to run an inn in an olive grove or wine country. Instead, they moved to Concord for Vella’s job with a software company. After ten years, the company was sold, and the couple decided to make

their fantasy reality Though it had already been running as a bed-andbreakfast for forty years, Vella and Vicente chose to renovate before they reopened its doors. Gray’s original Italianate vernacular home had been expanded

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A library

features traditional furniture covered in atypical colors and fabrics, along with bright metallic accents like the coffee table’s gilded treatment. BELOW: Each bedroom has a distinct look and includes something eye-popping, like the high-gloss yellow of a four-poster bed or a scarlet wallpaper. FACING PAGE: The dining table’s pedestal base and the sconces display the turned forms that designer Rachel Reider favors.

over the years and eventually covered in pink stucco. Vella and Vicente wanted to restore it to the Victorian era while updating the antiques-filled smaller rooms for present-day travelers. “Having travelled in the corporate world for thirty years,” says Vella, “I found that people were looking for something unique. They want an authentic experience of place, but they also want modern conveniences.”

The couple turned to architect Elise Braceras Stone and builder Christopher Park of Classic CGP for the job. Ultimately, Stone says, her work amounted to “normalizing” the house, reorganizing the maze-like interior into a logical floor plan, and turning a disconnected roofline into four gables with matching pitches. The new exterior is gray clapboard with white trim and white double-story window bays. Stepping into the inn now is a bit like cracking open a geode, the exterior offering no clue to the jewel box of color inside. Vella and Vicente had once stayed at the Merchant in Salem, Massachusetts, a hotel that interior designer Rachel Reider had outfitted. “They had fallen in love with how the use of color made the hotel stand out from other properties,” Reider says. She worked a similar magic at the Hawthorne, where a teal and royal blue foyer leads to a library and lounge dressed in plum, cabernet, dusky blue, varied greens, and saffron yellow. The colors are accented with metallic and mirrored items, like each room’s central geodesic-shaped pendant lamp made of triangles of antiqued mirror and Pyrite bronze. Reider merged the historic and contemporary

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THE TEAM WANTED THE INN’S DESIGN TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE AREA’S LITERARY PAST WITHOUT BEING “OVERLY THEMED,” SAYS RACHEL REIDER. by mixing antiques, modern art, and traditional furniture forms updated in eye-catching hues. In the lounge, a classic black spindle-back chair sports chartreuse cushions. In the library, an English rolledback sofa wears moss-green velvet. Each guest room has its own energetic color scheme, a writer’s desk, and an upholstered bed or four-poster lacquered in a bright hue. Wallpaper and drapes add a vertical, often boldly graphic, design element. For example, Reider chose russet for, as she says, “a pop of color and focal point on a traditional shaped headboard” in a guest room, adding a woven wool rug in gray tones and white drapes with a large black floral print. The team wanted the inn’s design to acknowledge the area’s literary past without being “overly themed,” as Reider puts it. As such, the library’s shelves hold antique pen nibs and books and busts of writers associated with the area. Framed silhouettes of these writers hang in the

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Away From Home Bold graphics in the wallpaper and rug get a calming counterpoint in the solids Reider chose for the upholstered bed and draperies. FACING PAGE, LEFT:

Every guest room holds a writing desk, furthering the inn’s literary theme. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: All the bathrooms adhere to a serene neutral palette.

foyer, and 3-D sculptures constructed from books adorn guest room walls. In a nod to Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond, the natural world is referenced in the grasscloth in some rooms and in the botanical theme of the dining room wallpaper.

It’s no surprise that the inn attracts a fair number of writers, Vella says. When they reserve rooms, he and Vincente dart out to the Concord Bookstore to add their titles to the older books on the library shelves. For an education in Concord’s literary his-

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tory, guests can cross the street to visit the Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, or the Wayside, where the Alcott and Hawthorne families once lived, as did children’s book author Harriet Lothrop of Five Little Peppers fame.

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Outside Interest

Mountain Magic

A Berkshires home cozies into its hillside site with a landscape plan that looks as though it was created by Mother Nature herself.

are many kinds of gardens. • There Some highlight flower-filled beds and

borders that don’t wane till frost. Others feature tailored boxwood hedges to bestow a Zen-like symmetry. And then there are the most aweinspiring creations of all, the havens that partner with Mother Nature in a way that makes it almost impossible to believe she didn’t lend a hand. So seamlessly do they mesh with their surroundings, the ingenious solutions that have made them glorious often go unrecognized. This extraordinary retreat nestled in the Berkshires in Great Barrington, Massachusetts—favorite haunt of literary notables like Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne—is a prime example. Surprisingly perhaps, considering the arduous terrain, the Berkshires have a generous share of marvelous gardens (Edith Wharton’s The Mount is just one). Devised by landscape architect ­Matthew Cunningham, along with project manager Ryan Wampler, this woodland paradise stands apart because, in addition to its visual appeal, it treads lightly on the environment, as does the owner’s modern abode. The stylish 5,500-square-foot house sports a range of sustainable design features, among them sophisticated geothermal heating and cooling systems. Designed by architect Evan Mathison and ABOVE: Multiple outdoor spaces, including the lower swimming pool area located at the edge of the drop-off, give the owners a choice of destinations. FAR RIGHT: The rock outcropping marking the driveway was power washed to better highlight its rustic beauty. RIGHT: Native hay-scented fern turns color in autumn adding bountiful splashes of soft yellow.

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glass doors with screens that drop from interior soffits allow the home’s east-facing living area to marry with the outdoors. “The views are killer,” says Matthew Cunningham. A manicured path winds its way from the heavenly pool to the guest cabin. Reclaimed granite and native plantings complement the natural materials used in the contemporary home’s construction.

“OUR INITIAL CHALLENGE WAS TO DEVISE AN ENTRY STRATEGY FOR THE HOUSE THAT WOULD BLEND WITH THE TOPOGRAPHY,” SAYS MATTHEW CUNNINGHAM. constructed by The Small Building Company, the lowslung nest hugs an east-facing slope with panoramic views that change color with every season. And best of all, thanks to Cunningham and Wampler’s design, the house and grounds look right at home within the context of this beautiful, rugged setting. That, of course, was the goal, but a slew of obstacles—everything from a steep drop-off to a thin soil depth—called for endless hours of creative thinking and planning. Due to the area’s ever-burgeoning

popularity, stringent regulations are in place to alleviate environmental pressures. There are watershed protection requirements and stormwater management rules. And if that weren’t daunting enough, the Scenic Mountain Act requires mature canopy trees be registered and protected to preserve the area’s unique character. The trees are tagged, and no work is permitted within their critical root zones. “Our initial challenge was to devise an entry strategy for the house that would blend with the topography,” Cunningham says. To that end, an unpretentious but picturesque gravel driveway, accented with rock outcroppings and rimmed with oaks, carefully loops the family in and out today. On the home’s opposite side, the vistas expand as far as the eye can see. A series of board-formed concrete retaining walls with slopes of tough native plants, like lowbush blueberry and hay-scented fern—installed by Ingersoll Land Care—provide dramatic textured terraces that respond to the home’s horizontal forms. “The views from inside the house were as important as those outside,” says Cunningham. “We lowered the upper terrace about thirty inches to prevent the outdoor furniture from blocking the scene and to give a better sense of scale and drama.” A black and stainless-steel crib holds wood for the terrace’s fire pit. Not just utilitarian, according to Cunningham, the crib builds on the romantic Berkshire vernacular of gathering around a blazing bonfire. A granite staircase cascades from this upper terrace to a rectangular pool set carefully in place by Aquatic Designs. The water reflects the ever-changing sky, while salvaged granite, deftly deployed by

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Outside Interest LEFT TO RIGHT: On the lower terrace, horizontal bands of lawn and stone lead to the pool, bringing a sculptural element to the landscape. Wood for the upper terrace’s elevated fire pit is stored in a steel crib. A sliding wood door in the concrete retaining wall beneath the outside stairs conceals a generous storage area. The home’s energy-efficient triple-pane windows glimpse the forested mountains at every opportunity.

Monterey Masonry, provides handsome linear paths and additional seating areas. The weathered slabs originally began life as mundane curbing or bridge abutments, but who’d believe that now? “The granite has an earthy quality that’s expressed in a contemporary manner. The stone picks up on the pattern of the

home’s red cedar siding and the standing seam metal roof,” Cunningham points out. Pretty as it all is, the landscape is also a hardworking steward of the environment. When the heavens open, porous joints in the paths convey rain water, while custom steel and river-stone drywells collect it

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In Our Backyard

A Place at the Table

Every beautiful piece in Michael Wainwright’s extensive dishware collection is designed by the artist himself in his western Massachusetts home studio.

there’s a lesson in Michael Wainwright’s • Ifstarving artist story, it’s this: follow your bliss, be

open to serendipity, and good things will happen to you. Oh, and never underestimate the power of a gift show. Wainwright is known for his drop-dead-gorgeous tableware that weds form and function in refreshingly original ways. Working out of his Great Barrington, Massachusetts, studio, he’s been perfecting his signature style—the melding of clay and precious metals, including 24-karat gold and platinum—for more than twenty-five years. His work is sold under the Michael Wainwright USA name at Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie online, and dozens of independent stores across the country, as well as at his own Great Barrington retail store and on his website. So how did Wainwright, a potter and erstwhile jeweler, go from art student to one-man production potter to small businessman to businessman with investors to immensely successful potter who now has the luxury of throwing clay on his own time, in his own way? There were twists and turns along the way, but ultimately it had a lot to do with an auspicious meeting at a Manhattan gift show. Wainwright grew up outside of Annapolis, Maryland, surrounded by art and music; he has played classical piano since he was a kid. He worked as a jeweler between

his undergraduate studies at Ohio Wesleyan University and earning a master’s degree in clay sculpture from NYU in 1991. “For a while I was making both jewelry and clay, almost schizophrenically,” he says.

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He had an “aha” moment in grad school, while painting gold edges on another potter’s pieces. “I took the brush and did some harsh brush strokes in the middle of the piece to break the monotony,” he remembers. “The results were awesome.” After NYU, Wainwright lived and worked in Brooklyn, “making wares during the week, and taking them on the subway with a hand cart to street fairs and flea markets on the weekends.” After a couple of years, he got his first break (the happy byproduct of a dad’s pride in his son’s talent). “One day, the phone rang in my studio, and a gentleman on the line introduced himself: ‘My name is John Loring, and I’m

senior vice president at Tiffany,’ ” Wainwright recalls. “He said my father had sent him a very lovely letter and a plate I made, and that he wanted to meet me.” Tiffany & Co. was his first real account, in 1993, followed by Henri Bendel, Barneys, and Bloomingdale’s. Wainwright started outsourcing some production and, taking a leap of faith, brought in investors. He hired a vice president of sales who advised him to pare down his product line, going from 1,000 offerings to 250. Then came the gift show that he says changed his life. In 2011, Lester Gribetz, president of the Lenox Corporation, stopped by Wainwright’s booth at the New York International Gift Fair and asked if he’d be open to designing a collection just for Lenox. Later, as negotiations progressed, Wainwright could see more than a few advantages to handing off his business to the iconic brand, so he asked if they’d be interested in buying his company outright. They were. “They’ve been exceptionally respectful of me,” he says of the partnership. Because Wainwright has always wanted his work to

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Catamount Builders rafting homes since 2004, Catamount Builders is a residential contractor specializing in the construction and renovation of complex, fast-track, highend projects. At Catamount Builders, we are more than a building crew—we are a team. We are proud of the diverse, talented, and dedicated team we have built, and we are focused on delivering

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extraordinary results. We can build your custom home from foundation to finish or simply complete the exterior remodel you haven’t had time to do. Our keen eye and personal touch will give you a different construction experience. Your project will be approached and met with exceptional care and unmatched quality. At Catamount, you and your home are our number-one priority.

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Clarke: Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove n a recent survey of more than 300 homeowners, Clarke was named the number-one resource for both appliance selection and kitchen design inspiration, with 75 percent noting Clarke consultant expertise as their top reason for visiting New England’s official Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen. When you visit Clarke at 7 Tide in Boston’s Seaport District, Milford, Massachusetts, or South Norwalk, Connecticut, you’ll experience kitchens created by the area’s most talented designers. You’ll learn about the world’s finest kitchen technology and

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cook on Wolf appliances to help you make your final selections. Designers and homeowners can explore more models of Sub-Zero and Wolf at Clarke than anywhere in New England. You’re welcome to drop in and browse or make an appointment for a personal tour and in-depth discussion of your project. Clarke sells its brands through a New England network of authorized dealers and operates Clarke Customer Care, a factory-authorized Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, and ASKO repair service that has earned top customer satisfaction ratings in the U.S. Plan your visit at clarkeliving.com.

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Clarke Boston 7 Tide Street Boston Seaport

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Crown Point Cabinetry rown Point Cabinetry is proud to introduce our new line of cabinetry: Crown Select! Crown Select is the only line of cabinetry with limited customization available in inset-face-frame construction—and available direct! Together with the same oven-baked paint and topcoat that Crown Point cabinetry offers, but...for less. Less money does not mean lesser quality; Crown Select is handcrafted by the same cabinet artisans who create Crown Point cabinetry, building to the finest quality fit and finish. No one else can offer inset face frames (both

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square and beaded), 1/2” plywood box construction, a variety of organizational choices, and toekick and moulding options like Crown Select. Featuring the Blum LEGRABOX drawer system: soft-close drawers with 1/2” metal sides and 5/8” laminate back and bottom. Available in Orion Gray and Silk White, a Crown Select exclusive. Crown Select is custom built by a company you can trust: Crown Point Cabinetry. We sell direct to builders, remodelers, designers, and homeowners nationally and internationally. What is the biggest difference with Crown Select? Price!

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t Frank Webb Home, the bath, kitchen, and lighting showrooms of F.W. Webb, our team is seeing several wonderful home trends. The traditional vanity, with its cabinet base and toe kick, is being replaced by stunning furniture pieces that set the style for a very personalized room. The interiors include flexible storage compartments, electrical outlets, and more. Bathrooms are becoming more architectural, elegant, and relaxing with the sculptural design of freestanding tubs. From acrylic to metal to handcrafted solid surface material, these make a statement in any bathroom.

Building or remodeling with beautiful, accessible living products benefits every member of the family, adds value to your house, and may allow you to stay in your home for the rest of your life. Hand-held showers, lever-handle bath faucets, or touch fixtures in the kitchen offer ease of use for any age. Curbless showers are being reimagined for the most exquisite designer projects. With friendly, knowledgeable showroom consultants, who are never on commission, and working displays that help make selecting just the right products easier, Frank Webb Home offers inspiration and guidance for your next project.

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creating successful relationships during construction and well into the future. For Kistler & Knapp, guiding our endeavors is a continuous effort to foster positive energy in the building community. Kistler & Knapp designed its Home Services Division around the concept of giving homeowners a customized approach to the care of their home. As part of every new client relationship, we provide a complimentary, comprehensive home evaluation. This valuable service is designed to find and solve small problems before they become costly and is revisited every year as part of our annual review process.

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ith 40 years of experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders has grown to be one of the most highly regarded construction firms in the Greater Boston region. Much of our work reflects the most demanding architectural concepts; all of our work reflects the finest in craftsmanship. Kistler & Knapp has always understood the importance of effective communication and working well with the entire team in all aspects of the building process. The foundation of our reputation rests on superb management, transparent accounting, and fiscal prudence; these principles are key to

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Kistler & Knapp 916 Main Street Acton, MA 01720 978-635-9700

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Cape & Islands office: 215 Onset Avenue Onset, MA 02558 508-295-8700

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Newton Kitchens & Design ur address has changed, but our awardwinning services have only expanded! Nestled on Wexford Street, directly off Rte. 128, Newton Kitchens & Design opened its doors to their newly renovated 6,500-square-foot showroom. With no limitations, 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. Husband and wife team Pierre and Tricia Matta are dedicated to optimizing their guests’ experience

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in their spectacular new space with the addition of talented artisans, including Venetian plastering and interior finishes, audio video equipment and services, and marble and granite surfaces. On display you will find the collaboration of distinctive furniture pieces and fine cabinetry with global expressionist and Boston native Giovanni Decunto, as well as his artwork exhibited throughout the showroom. Our team starts with you! At every stage, from inhome consultation through design, build, and installation, Newton Kitchens & Design takes a hands-on approach to helping you create the perfect pieces for your kitchen, bathroom, or entertaining space. “I try to guide my clients to what they will love and want to come home to. I want them to be excited to spend time with friends and family in the spaces that I help create for their homes,” says craftsman Pierre Matta.

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Newton Kitchens & Design 34 Wexford St Needham, MA 02494 617-559-0003 newtonkd.com

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Payne | Bouchier or decades, Payne | Bouchier has been among the leading cabinetmakers in the Boston area. Over the past several years, we have seen an unprecedented growth in the building and remodeling sector of our business. In an effort to better support our site-side project managers and their teams as they undertake increasingly complex work, we will be shifting our shop-side focus from cabinetmaking to architectural millwork, site support activities and special projects. Our tradition of designing and fabricating

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elliptical-well staircases, complicated turnings and carvings, composite arches, and similar one-of-akind work remains unchanged. Our shop, in the heart of Boston, is uniquely situated to allow us to provide very sophisticated support to our many job sites. Payne | Bouchier can produce millwork in a matter of hours that might otherwise be expected to take weeks. We look forward to working with you on your projects and remain steadfast in our willingness and ability to help you realize your vision.

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

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

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a Blade of Grass LLC e cherish the opportunity to provide our clients more reasons to be outside by creating beautiful, functional spaces to spend time with family and friends. Outdoor kitchens and custom fireplaces are a specialty for a Blade of Grass. When we added a stone fireplace and secondary patio to this backyard, the path between patios became an underused space ripe with opportunity. The shape of the walkway lent itself to a linear kitchen layout, and the homeowner wanted to incorporate a grill, fridge, and waste receptacle into the design. We used New England fieldstone to match the stone walls and a Hampton limestone countertop to complement the stone used in the patio.

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The final result was an outdoor kitchen that met the homeowner’s needs and blended seamlessly with the existing stone work.

a Blade of Grass, LLC 9 Old County Road Sudbury, MA 01776 508-358-4500 abladeofgrass.com

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Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling aving a stylish room was often a pricy luxury. But not anymore! Designing a beautiful and cozy space can be affordable. Be creative with elegant lines and cozy lighting. A well-thought-out renovation plan won’t leave you guessing. One piece of advice that serves both hospitality and smaller areas is to think about how the space can be useful in your day-to-day life. Functionality is key to small spaces. Adding storage pieces like tall shelves and stacking bins for extra stuff can create more room. Functionality is also produced with lighting. One example is with the placement of lights that can create a certain ambience. Light can be diffused and spread out or direct and concentrated, depending on what a client wants. The primary goal is that the space is classy, functional, and most important, makes people feel good and happy. ~Leila Petersen Almeida

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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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Main Street Kitchens at Botello Home Center 26 Bowdoin Road Mashpee, MA 02649 508-477-3132 ppuchol@botellolumber.com mainstreetbotellos.com

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Classic Kitchens & Interiors ith a 4,500-square-foot showroom in Hyannis and a dedicated team of certified designers and installers, Classic Kitchens & Interiors works with clients to realize their vision of a beautiful, unique, and functional kitchen, bath, built-in, closet, laundry, office, or other storage solution. They partner with homeowners, architects, builders and interior designers throughout Cape Cod, the Islands, and southern New England. Since 1979, the focus at Classic Kitchens & Interiors has been on providing superior craftsmanship, an individualized approach to the design process and state-of-theart cabinetry. The company is a 2018 Best of Cape Cod winner, voted by Cape Cod Magazine readers.

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Denyne Designs Home Interiors our home is so much more than four walls. It’s your shelter and your sanctuary, it’s the space that tells the story of your life. When you are investing in one of your most precious assets, you deserve to have the best team supporting you every step of the way. For more than 35 years, the professional NKBA Certified Kitchen & Bath Designers at Denyne Designs Home Interiors have been designing and remodeling homes throughout New England. We cater to a discerning clientele who lead busy lives by bringing the full HGTV experience right into your home; taking care of every detail throughout the entire project and turning your dreams into an attainable reality. We are an award-winning design firm, voted one of the Top 10 Designers in the Merrimack Valley.

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Our work has been featured in the Frank Anderson Designer Show House as well as in Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine.

Denyne Designs Home Interiors Denyne Sanville, Owner Dunstable, MA 978-846-3046 denyne@denynedesigns.com denynedesigns.com

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The Granite Place ften in life we find ourselves busy, working or running around with a list of errands to do. When you finally get some time to relax, why not do it in the comfort of your home, with a beautiful kitchen designed and handpicked by you, to be enjoyed with special friends and family? Natural or man-made materials give any space in your house that one-of-a-kind look, with unique stone that can’t be replicated. This is the beauty of nature. The Granite Place is a family-owned company that offers you a wide range of granite colors and other materials, including quartz, marble, soapstone, and quartzite. Think of us as artists who use granite to create masterpieces in your home!

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

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will bring their family and friends together.” Hampden Design+Construction has earned a number of awards for their work including winning first place in Boston magazine’s Dream Kitchen Contest.

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

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Installations Plus, Inc. or more than 35 years, our craftspeople have provided superior service and custom installations of all large- and small-format tiles, plus so much more. Our skilled team of installers works on both new projects and remodels, displaying quality workmanship in residential and commercial settings. We specialize in kitchen, bath, foyer, sunroom, and patio projects. Visit our website to see some of our completed work. We look forward to making your vision a reality!

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

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

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Showrooms in Newton, Mansfield New Bedford, and Berlin, MA; Warwick, RI; Oxford, CT Kitchen Views at National Lumber 508-DESIGNS kitchenviews.com

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Lewis & Weldon Custom Kitchens or years, Lewis and Weldon has been creating award-winning custom cabinetry for the entire home. Our designers and craftsmen are some of the best in the industry and have over fifty years combined experience putting all the details together for projects of any scale. Our process begins with listening and working with our clients. A collaborative approach helps us to understand the individual needs unique to each project. By being involved with each step of the process, we are able to transform your visions into reality, and your home into something you will truly enjoy.

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Visit us in our showroom and see why custom builders, architects, and homeowners all over New England choose Lewis and Weldon.

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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, onsite 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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Longfellow Design Build Mark Bogosian, Owner mark@LongfellowDB.com Falmouth Showroom 367 Main St., Falmouth, 774-255-1709 Chatham Showroom 578 Main St., Chatham, 508-945-1710 Osterville Showroom 866 Main St., Osterville, 508-428-3999 LongfellowDB.com

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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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New England Design & Construction ew England Design & Construction is an architecturally focused design-build company that has produced remodeling projects in the Greater Boston area for more than 12 years. The NEDC team designs and builds stunning, multiple-award-winning projects encompassing kitchens, additions, whole-home remodels, and complete reimagining of spaces. By combining an experienced construction team with savvy designers and architects, NEDC is able to produce projects that are on budget and on time, with a minimum of disruption to their clients’ lives throughout the process. NEDC takes care of every single detail along the way from conception through two-year warranty.

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New England Design & Construction 103 Terrace St. Boston, MA 02120 617-708-0676 nedesignbuild.com

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Pastiche of Cape Cod, Inc. astiche of Cape Cod has been winning awards for interior design and kitchen design for more than 30 years. As principal designer, Irina has been featured on HGTV, and her work has appeared in both national and regional magazines. Her design and remodeling projects extend throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as Fairfield County, Connecticut, San Diego, California, and Savannah, Georgia. Irina’s specialty is listening to each client, focusing on the details that make each home unique; the result becomes a true reflection of that client. Her strength is a style that is casually elegant, with a serene sophistication that is comfortable and relaxed, bringing in both form and function to improve the quality of life through her design work. Call or email to book an Initial Home Consultation.

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Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center ur goal is to curate designs that address the unique needs and lifestyle of each client, creating distinctive, functional and welcoming spaces. We are also happy to support the design work of trade professionals; architects, contractors, and interior designers, and work collaboratively to create a project our clients can fully embrace. Gather inspiration at our elegantly appointed design studio and showroom featuring full-scale room displays and product lines of the highest quality and craftsmanship.

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Saltsman Brenzel, Inc. esigning, building, and renovating homes since 2000, award-winning 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 state-of-theart 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.

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

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•FEATURES

Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building Family mementos pack this loft atop a textile factory. See “The Fabric of Her Life,” page 116.

Make it Personal

In a world of instant design, the most meaningful items still accumulate gradually.

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DISAPPEARING ACT WITH ITS SUBTLY INVENTIVE ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN, A CAPE COD HOUSE LETS ITS LOVELY WATERFRONT LOCATION PLAY THE STARRING ROLE.

TEXT BY BOB CURLEY  PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL J. LEE PRODUCED BY KARIN LIDBECK BRENT A path paved with native stone guides visitors to the front door of a seaside Cape Cod home that blends effortlessly into the natural environment.

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HOW DO YOU CREATE a distinctive design for a home where the intent is to make it disappear into the landscape? In the case of this seaside home on Cape Cod, the answer lay in natural building materials, copious use of indoor-outdoor furniture, and windows—lots and lots of windows. The home, overlooking Pleasant Harbor in Orleans, was subject to restrictions imposed by the local coastal resource commission. Rather than seeing this as an obstacle, however, the owners, architects, and designers turned it into an opportunity. Largely limited to working within an existing foundation, Hutker Architects leveled the middle of the unremarkable structure to create a reimagined “life space” comprising an undivided living room, dining room, and kitchen. Set between the retained bedroom and garage wings, the center of the house was built from the ground up with an eye toward creating a unified exterior design as well as maxi-

mum transparency and minimal intrusion on the natural landscape. “The original house was strangely connected, with odd rooflines and additions; it really didn’t work,” says Charles Orr, a principal at Hutker Architects. “The majority of our work was done in the center. You approach the home from a higher elevation, and we wanted you to be able to see through the roof, and even above the roof to the view.” The open “life space” room was crowned with zinc-coated copper, while a new front porch was given a flat top that creates a horizontal line across the face of the home and serves as a unifying “roof between roofs,” according to Orr. The angled front porch, which adds a contemporary touch, was an addition outside the original footprint, “but because it moved away from the preservation area, the coastal resource commission had

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LEFT: Strategic splashes of color in the living room tease the eye without distracting from the views. BELOW: The blue Schumacher Chevron D’Ete chair fabric speaks quietly to the home’s coastal location, while the Lucite table reflects the owners’ affection for modern furnishings. The splashy artwork over the mantel is by Holly S. Manneck.

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Hutker Architects Interior design: Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors Builder: Von Thaden Builders Landscape design: Kimberly Mercurio, Kimberly Mercurio Landscape Architecture

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no problem with it,” the architect says. The home is clad in unstained western cedar and accented with local stone in the retaining walls and chimney, enhancing the harmony between the structure and surrounding trees and grasses—some extant, others added by landscape architect Kimberly Mercurio. “Cedar weathers unevenly depending on its exposure to the sun and rain, and it doesn’t take long to happen in our saltwater environment,” notes Orr. “Credit to the client for having the vision to let that happen.” Mercurio added native plants like hydrangea, bayberry, New England aster, inkberry, milkweed, and butterfly weed while removing invasive growth. “Everything needed to be as minimalist and low-maintenance as possible,” including the low-water lawn, she explains. In the front, a trio of doors and a row of transom windows above the roofline let natural light in from both east and west. The rear of the center room is almost entirely windows and doors, including a sitting area that projects out into the landscape and toward the harbor. “It’s basically a glass box,” Orr says. “It feels like you are in the view, rather than looking out at it.” Sliding French doors open onto a wide patio, with Mercurio’s subtle landscaping allowing for unobstructed water views over a two-foot-high stone retaining wall. A line of small upper windows hearkens back to the “divided light” of traditional Cape residential architecture (“Back in the day, you could only

make glass so big,” Orr notes). Inside, the tray ceilings, light fixtures, and furniture help define—but not divide—the living, dining, and food preparation areas of the life space. White-painted walls and the restrained color palette employed by interior designer Robin Gannon allow an undistracted eye to travel through the room to the water views beyond. The doors and windows on the rear wall are intended to slide aside to let in the Cape’s famous summer breezes, so Gannon hung the pendant lights over the dining tables on solid poles to prevent them from swinging in the wind. Like the exterior cedar, the walnut in the Venegas and Company–designed kitchen was finished with the outdoors in mind. “Walnut is often stained darker in order to soften or mute its natural variations, but in this case, we embraced them and h ­ ighlighted them by lightening the wood,” explains Venegas and Company senior designer Michele Kelly. Splashes of the owners’ favorite colors—periwinkle blue, bright yellow, and turquoise—are

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Designed by Robin Gannon and built by Art Applications, the twin dining room tables create intimacy when the owners are dining alone and allow plenty of room when guests arrive. ­FACING PAGE, TOP: A trio of Arteriors Reeves pendants dangles above the quartzitetopped kitchen island. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The dining tables sit between the living room and kitchen in the home’s central “life space,” with a glassenclosed sitting room projecting toward the backyard.

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Barn doors slide aside to reveal a master bedroom with a Mediterranean feel built around the bold Phillip Jeffries arrowroot wallcovering. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Horizontal stripes on the Hillary Kimmel draperies suggest sea waves in a guest bedroom. Aqua Ann Sacks oversize glass subway tiles form the backsplash in the master bathroom. A bamboo-inspired bed gives a hint of the tropics to a guest room.

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RIGHT: Outdoor diners can enjoy the views of the sea or straight through the “life space” to the front of the house. BELOW: A wall of windows looks out on the rear patio sprinkled with an array of comfortable outdoor furniture. FACING PAGE: See-through white JANUS et Cie Forest chairs and a gossamer Moooi pendant light leave the view from the sitting room unobscured.

used sparingly but effectively, showing up on a repurposed dining room cabinet, throw pillows, and a Jill Rosenwald pottery bowl on a shelf by the fireplace, for example. Furniture leans toward the midcentury modern designs favored by the clients, while the indoor-outdoor tables and seating help blur the divide between interior and exterior spaces, as do the stone fireplace, woven textures on chairs and lamps, and natural variations on surfaces like the quartzite kitchen countertop. “It’s a home with beautiful views of the water, but we tried not to make it kitschy, with fish and boats everywhere,” Gannon says. “We do have that in places, but we kept it more modern. The design is aware of the surroundings, but we don’t shove it in your face every time you turn around.” Gannon designed the unique two-piece dining room table with the lifestyle of the empty-nester owners firmly in mind. “I didn’t want them to feel like they are sitting at a big vacant table,” she says.

“Each part seats up to six, but if two people sit there it still feels like an intimate dining experience.” Likewise, the three-wing design of this summer home offers versatility when the couple’s three children come to visit. “When it’s just the two of them, they’ve got the master bedroom on one end and can close off the other wing, but when it’s a full house they still have their privacy,” says Orr. The understated seaside theme and restrained use of color continue in the master and guest bedrooms. “I always want rooms to have their own personality, but there has to be a thread so they look like they belong in the same house,” says Gannon. Eye-catching details include horizontal stripes on draperies meant to evoke rippling water, a woven grass headboard on the master bed, textured green glass bathroom tiles, and faux bamboo lamps and bed frames. “There’s something to look at everywhere you go, but nothing screams ‘Look at me,’ ” says the designer. Much the same can be said of this harbor-front home as a whole. “To me, the house takes a back seat to the view,” says Orr. “It’s subtle, and it requires a lot of restraint to design that way.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 234.

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The Fabric of Her Life A woman’s personalityfilled loft above a Massachusetts textile factory celebrates generations of her family’s life and craft.

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Homeowner Kathleen Tillett relaxes on a vintage Danish bench beneath paintings by her late father-in-law, Leslie Tillett. FACING PAGE: Two heirloom African chairs, too fragile for regular use, support books alongside a wasp nest treasured for its sculptural presence.

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he towering open shelf in Kathleen Tillett’s loft is a storyboard and a shrine, a celebration of objects ordinary and odd. There are clay beads and glass orbs, plastic Christmas ornaments, architectural molds, photographs and cloth-bound books. A smock splashed with color is hooked on one end, alongside rusted chains once used to restrain theatrical curtains. Tillett found the shelf—reportedly salvaged from a municipal building in Denmark—in the basement of an antique shop nearly twenty years ago.

ABOVE: Tillett’s home sits atop the family’s fabric factory, a onetime pig barn in Sheffield, Massachusetts. BELOW: A rusted metal shelf loaded with family mementos serves as a semitransparent room divider. FACING PAGE: The slate shelves of the salvaged piece are loaded with items collected by generations of Tilletts.

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LEFT: A stainless-steel and galvanized metal island defines the kitchen. BELOW: Tillett’s son Patrick McBride found the vintage Robert Kayton chairs at a flea market years ago. RIGHT: The interior and the screened porch become one when a glass garage door is raised.

“It’s incredible,” she says, her voice lowering with unabated awe. “It has all slate shelves, all numbered. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Its placement is practical—it separates a cozy seating area from the main living area—but its overburdened shelves are weighted with meaning. The objects all connect, in some way, with Tillett, her children, and their grandparents. “It’s all the things they’ve experienced or are proud of, things they did,” she explains. “Very unimportant things to anybody else, but important things to the family.” Twelve years ago, when the last of her five children left for college, Tillett raised the roof on the family’s screen-printing factory in Sheffield,

A GLASS-PANED GARAGE DOOR RETRACTS TO ERASE THE LINE BETWEEN THE LIVING AREA AND THE PORCH. “IT’S LIKE LIVING IN BALI. AND IT CREATES A WONDERFUL PLACE TO HAVE A PARTY,” SAYS KATHLEEN TILLETT. Massachusetts, to create a home for herself. The apartment would be hers, but it would also be deeply connected to her family and the craft they’ve practiced for four generations. Now headed by Tillett’s son Patrick McBride, Tillett Textiles was founded in the 1930s by Leslie Tillett, who with his brother left the family’s screen-printing business in England to set up shop in Mexico. In the 1940s, Leslie and his wife, D.D. Doctorow—a journalist who fell in love with Tillett after interviewing him for a Harper’s Bazaar article—relocated to New York. Their lively patterns soon attracted top designers and scores of highprofile fans, including First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. “It’s quite a beautiful story,” says Tillett, who ran the company for forty years. “It’s a wonderful thing for us to carry on.” Until she moved in, the attic of the Sheffield factory was a repository for seven decades of Tillett screens; she consolidated this extensive library

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RIGHT: Kitchen cleanup is handled in the “washroom,” outfitted with Laminati-clad cabinets topped with stainless steel. BELOW: A painting by Leslie Tillett and a drawing by his wife, D.D., decorate the guest bedroom. FACING PAGE: The screened porch looks over cornfields and a portion of the Appalachian Trail.

(which is still tapped for new designs) to free up about a third of the second floor. Constructed by the government in the 1970s, the former pig barn was as stylish as a sheet of muslin. When Tillett purchased it, its prime virtue was its ability to accommodate the factory’s 110-foot-long printing tables. Tillett had local contractor Bob Johnston, now retired, begin by slicing off part of the roof. They let the project take its own path from there, conferring at the end of each day about what to do next. The rebuilt attic space was supplemented with a tower to create a 2,300-square-foot apartment that includes an open living area with a kitchen and scullery, as well as three bedrooms, three baths, a yoga studio, and a screened porch that overlooks surrounding cornfields. Its spare interior identifies with the building’s utilitarian origins. “We didn’t get fussy,” Tillett explains. The fiberboard walls of the main living area are sprayed white except for the one that defines the kitchen. That surface, split by a narrow window, is clad with large ceramic tiles that run to the ceiling. A pair of simple stainless vent hoods marks the location of a Wolf range and a Thermador grill. The centerpiece is a ten-foot-long marbletopped island with a stainless-steel frame and galvanized panels. “It’s a handmade kitchen,” Tillett says. Cleanup is relegated to an adjacent room fitted with cabinets clad with a textured laminate that Tillett and McBride enhanced with a silk-screen pattern in golden yellow. A glass-paned garage door—its opening apparatus intentionally visible—retracts to erase the line between the living area and the porch. “It’s like living in Bali. And it creates a wonderful place to have a party,” Tillett says. The porch hosts a casual assortment of furniture that includes a German street bench and a hanging, egg-shaped Indonesian chair that is a favorite among guests. “People will come for a weekend and spend the entire time sitting in it,” Tillett says. The apartment’s interior, like its structure, evolved organically. “It was a couple of years before I had any furniture here,” Tillett admits. “I wasn’t sure where to begin. Then I started hauling out family artifacts.” Before landing above the factory, Tillett had bought and rehabbed more than two dozen homes, about half of which she occupied. This apartment, she says, “is kind of a little bit of every house we’ve ever had.” Those little bits include a wallpaper frieze from the early twentieth century that Tillett found in the attic of one of those rehabs. September–October 2018 | New England Home  123

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LEFT: Sponges used in the printing process make unique additions to the master bath. BELOW: An art nouveau wallpaper frieze is among Tillett’s favorite finds. FACING PAGE: The master bedroom is one of the few places where Tillett fabrics—in the drapes and coverlet—are displayed.

Mounted in her bedroom, the framed strips depict a parade of historical figures rendered in art-nouveau style. It’s probably the coolest thing I ever owned,” she says. That’s saying something in a home where so many of the furnishings represent thrilling finds, from rare midcentury pieces to a tree branch weighted with a swollen wasp nest that rests alongside two African tribal chairs. “Isn’t it amazing?” Tillett asks. “Patrick found it and brought it back to the factory. It’s very peaceful; it’s like a piece of art.” McBride, a longtime collector who contributed, along with the branch, many of the apartment’s midcentury gems, says, “I sometimes joke that she provided the house and I provided the furnishings.” The “coolest” ranking in his book goes to a pair of

BEFORE LANDING ABOVE THE FACTORY, TILLETT HAD BOUGHT AND REHABBED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN HOMES. THIS APARTMENT, “IS KIND OF A LITTLE BIT OF EVERY HOUSE WE’VE EVER HAD.” Robert Kayton chairs he picked up at a tag sale for $75. A circular midcentury table that sits just inside the garage door is another favorite find from years ago. What’s missing among these unexpected treasures is what one would expect to find in a Tillett home: the vivacious fabric the family is known for. Patterns produced downstairs appear only on a few pillows, some drapes, and a coverlet. “I would never be able to rest,” Tillett explains, if she were surrounded by her day-to-day work. Instead, the walls showcase selections from her vast collection of paintings and line drawings created by Leslie and D.D. in their later years. And the family story is already represented on those slate shelves filled with objects unified by their randomness. “It’s not like anybody else’s house,” Tillett says. “It’s very, very crazy. But I never get tired of it.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page

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OPEN & SHUT CASE A getaway in the hills of Vermont ensconces its owner in comfort when she’s solo and offers an expansive welcome when guests arrive.   

TEXT BY ROBERT KIENER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM WESTPHALEN

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aul Robert Rousselle smiles when he recalls his client’s sizable wish list for the holiday home she was asking him to design. “As we talked about how she envisioned the house, she often used words like ‘cozy,’ ‘nest,’ ‘getaway,’ and ‘my refuge,’ ” the Stowe, Vermont-based architect remembers. “I got that. But she also said she needed a house big enough to entertain family and friends.” Besides the master suite, she asked for three guest bedrooms. Rousselle had his challenge: design a home that could feel snug when his client was there by herself but would also open up to accommodate visitors. As Rousselle discovered on his first tour

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Paul Robert Rousselle Interior design: Brooke Michelsen and Kim Deetjen, TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design Builder: Donald P. Blake Jr.

of the site, a multi-level, heavily-forested, forty-acre parcel south of Stowe, it boasted drop-dead views of Vermont’s nearby Worcester Range and distant views of the mountains at Sugarbush Resort. He made a few notes as he walked: “Incredible light. Take full advantage of the views. Big windows, deck, porch. Observation tower?” The lot was steeply sloped, which would allow the architect to tuck the ground floor into the hillside and hide it from view as one approached the planned two-story house. He also had a few more architectural tricks up his sleeve to break up the mass of the home. “The last thing my client wanted was a McMansion in this pristine spot,” he says. As the client explains, “Paul understood perfectly what I was hoping for: a design that was at once classic but also contem-

 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:  Rousselle varied the heights  of the rooflines to reduce the

home’s sense of volume, and added a host of elegant architectural details, including hemlock brackets, flared columns, and an eyebrow arch. In the entry hall, natural elements such as slate, stone, and wood help marry inside and out. An open breezeway connects the house and the garage.

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 LEFT: By using a natural,  neutral color palette in the  great room, the design team

ensured the furniture and accessories would not detract from the dramatic exterior views or the focal-point stone fireplace. RIGHT: High ceilings, elegantly simple locally sourced lighting fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows fill the dining room with light all year round.

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aul understood perfectly what I was hoping for: a design that was at once classic but also contemporary, simple yet elegant,” says the homeowner.

porary, simple yet elegant.” Both agreed that Shingle style, a favorite of Rousselle’s, would give them the traditional look they were going for while being flexible enough that it could easily be tweaked to incorporate contemporary features and additions. “There’s a certain quality of livability to Shingle style,” says Rousselle. “It’s a fusion of casualness and formality. It’s not too rigid, and it’s easy to make it your own.” To create the intimate yet expansive feel, Rousselle located the three guest bedrooms and a family/entertainment room on the lower level and the master suite and the heart of the home—kitchen, great room, and dining room—in an open-plan configuration on the entrance floor.

Building the lower level into the hillside not only tricks the eye into perceiving the home as smaller, but also gives the client privacy when she has a full house. “I have everything I need on one level,” she says. “When I am there alone it feels like I’m in a cozy space. When guests are there, they have their own space.” To further reduce the sense of volume, Rousselle attached the master bedroom, a mudroom/breezeway, the garage, and the porch all at angles to the main structure. “Angling these parts of the house and varying the rooflines helps the structure appear smaller than it really is,” he says. Details matter to Rousselle. He added elegant, subtle exterior design elements September–October 2018 | New England Home  131

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 Although the home is filled  with wood, the design team  varied finishes and species

to prevent the interior from looking, as the owner says, “too much like a log cabin or overbearing.” Customcrafted lighting fixtures and a specially designed range hood give the kitchen and dining space a feeling of elegance and artisanship.

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such as shingle-clad pillars that feature flared bases or “pants,” hemlock brackets, copper-flashed windows, and an artfully shaped breezeway entrance that’s topped by an eyebrow arch. “Every time I arrive, I find some new design element, an artistic touch, that Paul included,” says the owner. Rousselle’s design, which takes full advantage of both close and distant views, necessitated moving the envelope of the house a bit from where the developer had originally planned to build. “We had to blast some ledge during site preparation,”

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recalls project manager Tom Bjerke of Donald P. Blake Jr. construction company. “But we used almost all of the stone for the retaining walls and elsewhere.” While Rousselle incorporated a lot of wood, especially hemlock and poplar, inside the home and white oak flooring throughout, the client wanted to avoid what she calls a “log cabiny” feel to the interior. “We chose a color palette that features neutral, natural earth tones and used light stains and washes on the interior wood,” says interior designer

Brooke Michelsen, who was working with T ­ ruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design at the time and has since started a solo practice. “We didn’t want to fight with, or distract from, the home’s incredible exterior views.” Michelsen and the owner chose mostly transitional furniture in neutral tones for a timeless, classic look. To maximize views to the outside they left the windows, especially the expansive floor-to-ceiling ones in the great room, free of drapery or blinds. Using local artisans was important to

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tion nook, was left open to maximize light flow. A potting shed off the garage boasts a classic sliding barn door. The master bath includes a handcrafted Japanese-inspired teak soaking tub, heated slate floors, and custom cabinetry.

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very time I arrive, I find some new design element, an artistic touch, that Paul included,” says the owner. “It’s as if I am opening a new present, making a new discovery, when I come home.”

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the owner. Many items, including the dining table, much of the lighting, the rugs in the library, and a powder room sink, were handmade by Vermont craftspeople. The Japanese-inspired soaking tub in the master bathroom was produced by a Maine woodworker. “It was thrilling to be able to collaborate with and honor local craftspeople,” says the owner. One of Rousselle’s self-admitted trademarks is a tower that offers clients a quiet vantage point to enjoy dramatic views. During the construction, however, the client decided that because the home already included so many intimate spots, there was no need for the tower nook Rousselle had designed atop an interior stairway.

“We agreed to leave the stairway open and hang custom-made lamps,” she says. “It is a special place and fills the home with wonderful light.” Another of the homeowner’s favorite spaces is the intimate main-floor library. “On a chilly winter evening, there’s nothing better than turning on the fire, sinking back into a chair, and cracking open a book in the library,” she says. “It’s the cozy room I was hoping for when I first spoke with Paul. Sometimes, when I’m reading or relaxing in front of the crackling fire, I’ll just smile, realizing I got exactly the home I had always dreamed about.” 

 The back view of the home  reveals how Rousselle  tucked the ground floor into

the sloping site to help conceal the mass of the house and to accommodate a large outdoor patio. FACING PAGE: The home’s three-season, modified timberframe screened-in porch is high enough off the ground to give it a tree-house feel.

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Field of Dreams

Tucked in among dunes, beach grasses, and flower-dotted meadowland, a Nantucket home is a spring-to-fall haven for its delighted owners. Text by Fred Albert Photography by Michael Partenio  Produced by Stacy Kunstel

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A boardwalk underscores the home’s coastal character, guiding visitors to a recessed entry that provides shelter from the elements without breaching the home’s tightly regulated footprint. FACING PAGE: A slatted screen admits light to the stairwell while establishing a midcentury vibe that’s echoed in the living room furnishings. The neutral palette defers to the scenery, save for the sofa’s incendiary spark.

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or nearly four decades, a Southern couple summered in a modest cottage on Nantucket’s windswept shore. Nestled alongside grass-covered dunes just a short, sandy stroll from the beach, the place offered the pair a respite from the heat back home and a serene spot to share with their children and friends. When you’re only in a house for a month or two at a time, it’s easy to ignore problems like cramped, stuffy spaces and remote bathrooms. But with the kids out of the house and retirement upon them, the couple began spending half the year on Nantucket, making such shortcomings increasingly hard to overlook. The homeowners reached out to Joe Paul and Mark Cutone at Nantucket’s BPC Architecture, to see if the 1970s cape could be renovated to rectify these problems. The architects quickly determined that a remodel might end up costing more than starting from scratch. So, with their clients’ blessing, they

began designing a new dwelling for the site. The couple had always favored traditional homes designed to showcase their collection of French antiques. But with this house the wife was eager to try something a little simpler. “I wanted it to be more contemporary than what we had,” she says. She and her husband, the former owner of an automotive dealership, also wanted to be able to live on a single level, with better climate control, larger bedrooms, more bathrooms, and separate spaces where each could retreat at

PROJECT TEAM Architecture and interior design: Joe Paul and Mark Cutone, BPC Architecture + Interior Design Builder: Todd Burns, Todd Burns Building & Restoration Landscape design: Emily Dutra, Dutra Designs

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Oversize two-over-two windows enhance the connection to the landscape (and get around Nantucket’s prohibition on windows without muntins). Even the sliding doors are taller than normal, to take advantage of views. The architects obliged the owners’ request for recliners with these sleek models from Design Within Reach, which sit in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

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The custom dining table expands to seat six. White lacquer cabinets hug the kitchen ceiling at rear, coaxing maximum storage out of the space. The backsplash is back-painted glass. FACING PAGE, TOP: A pass-through frames the adjoining bar, which doubles as a laundry room. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Gridded steel windows line the upstairs hall, introducing an industrial edge and views of the spaces below.

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the end of the day. Unfortunately, zoning laws dictated that the footprint of the new home couldn’t be any bigger than that of the old one, so the architects had to get creative. To build the 3,570-square-foot house on the allowable footprint of 1,564 square feet, they added a full-height basement to hold a family room and two guest bedrooms and baths. Upstairs, they manipulated wall heights to squeeze in another two guest rooms and baths. A covered front porch would take up too much real estate, so they recessed the entry to keep it protected from the elements. Finally, they divided the home into three ­asymmetrical volumes, to give it a more random look—like a house that had been added onto over the years. “Whenever we build a new house, we try to

keeping with island tradition, the old house wasn’t demolished, but was given away to another family, who moved it two miles down the road. embrace that,” Paul says. “It makes for a more unique e­ xperience.” The taut shingled exterior was stripped of extraneous details, giving it a clean, contemporary look abetted by oversize windows and doors that embrace seductive sweeps of waving grass and serpentine dunes. A landing connecting the upstairs bedrooms is flanked by gridded steel windows that overlook the dining room and recessed entry below. Dormers crown lightwells atop both spaces, flooding them with light and framing peekaboo views of dunes and surf from the second floor. Builder Todd Burns welcomed this architectural sleight-of-hand. “I’ve done a lot of traditional construction and some historic renovation, so it’s always nice to do something a little different,” he says. In keeping with island tradition, the old house wasn’t demolished, but was given away to another family, who moved it two miles down the road (saving the couple about $20,000 in landfill fees). The front door of the new house opens into a single space containing the living room, dining area, and kitchen. Sunlight washes over the white plaster walls, white lacquer cabinets, and bleached-oak floors, filling the space with a celestial glow that makes it feel like summer all year long. A slatted screen skirting the staircase admits light and views to the stairwell and introduces a midcentury-modern vibe that’s echoed in the black-and-white furnishings. “We wanted the architecture and interiors to be a little bit on the quiet side, so as not to compete with the beauty of the natural surroundings,” says September–October 2018 | New England Home  145

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Cutone, who nevertheless couldn’t resist inserting a cherry red sofa into the mix. “I just thought, with all the whites, blacks, silvery grays, and chrome, that we needed a punch of color somewhere.” While the owners love to entertain, dinners are more likely to be barbecues on the deck than sitdown meals inside. The small custom table stationed between the living and kitchen areas can expand to accommodate six in a pinch, but guests can usually be found at the marble-topped island, nursing a cocktail and munching on crackers. (“She doesn’t like to cook,” teases Cutone. “He’ll cook you a great piece of fish. From her, you’re going to get Goldfish.”) A pass-through at one end of the kitchen frames a fully stocked bar. Since space was at a premium, the architects tucked a washer and dryer underneath the counter in back. “One side stores French wine, and the other side stores Tide,” Cutone quips. His-and-hers master suites anchor either end of the great room. Each features a peaked shiplap ceiling that falls just short of the walls, creating a shadow line around the perimeter. “We thought it would be kind of fun to make them appear like they’re floating,” says Cutone. There’s a practical benefit, too, since the gap prevents splitting and cracking due to humidity changes. In keeping with the wife’s mission to simplify the house, much of the furniture is built in. “The rooms

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he rooms aren’t super huge, and by using built-in furniture you maximize efficiency,” says Mark Cutone. The custom beds appear to hover.

aren’t super huge, and by using built-in furniture you maximize efficiency,” explains Cutone, whose custom beds appear to hover over the floor, making the rooms look bigger. While both master bathrooms have a shower, hers includes a freestanding elliptical tub with a breathtaking view of the undulating, flower-dappled dunes. (“I never use the shower,” the wife declares. “Ever.”) Feathery ornamental grasses caress the sides of the house, dissolving into a meadow dotted with ox-eye daisies, asters and Queen Anne’s lace. “Our goal was to make it look like it’s always been there,” says landscape designer Emily Dutra, whose clients even deemed hydrangeas too fancy for this scrubby, blustery terrain. “It really is a very severe environment,” she adds. “That’s one of the reasons why we use native plants, because nothing else is going to grow there.” That’s also one of the reasons why her clients head back home to Florida every fall. “I adore this house. I could stay here forever,” proclaims the wife. “I just don’t want to be here in January, February, and March!”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 234.

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The wife’s bathroom vanity is flanked by frosted-glass partitions enclosing the toilet and shower. The latter doesn’t get much use, thanks to the elliptical tub overlooking the dunes and ocean; the shiplap ceiling above falls short of the walls, so it appears to float. The beds and nightstands are all built in, for a cleaner, more spacious look.

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SIMPLY STUNNING

There’s “wow” factor aplenty in this kitchen, one of the happy results of Mary McKee’s renovation of a late-nineteenth-century house in Newton, Massachusetts. McKee broke through walls to open the kitchen to the living room and to create a back entry that holds a charming floating walnut desk. Sunlight streams in through a new bank of casement windows across a long expanse of silvery-hued quartzite countertops and onto pristine white walls and ceilings. A quartzitetopped prep island steps down to a walnut-topped dining table with enough leather-clad chairs to seat a small crowd. But the truly stunning elements are found in the less obvious details conceived by McKee along with Pierre Matta of Newton Kitchens & Design. Matta suggested the waterfall edges for the island and the counter ends, and it was his brainstorm to add the walnuttrimmed niche to the back of the island. The homeowners favor streamlined elements, so Matta designed the narrow stainless channels that fill in for drawer pulls on the flat-panel cabinetry. In a final, warming touch, McKee washed the white oak floors with a coat of gray.

CREDITS Architectural and interior design: Mary McKee, Mary McKee Design Cabinetry design: Pierre Matta, Newton Kitchens & Design Builder: Everett Andrews, EA Custom Millwork Photography: Sabrina Baloun, Sabrina Cole Quinn Photography

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SHADES OF GRAY

Designer Kristina Crestin confesses that she doesn’t usually take on projects with a traditional bent, but she acquiesced when builder Matt Ostrowski asked her to help design a new kitchen for his Essex, Massachusetts, client. “He said, ‘I promise it’s not white,’ ” she recalls with a laugh. The homeowner had never loved her kitchen; cherry cabinets and black granite made it too dark, and its layout lacked an efficient flow. Crestin and Ostrowski suggested relocating the kitchen to a corner of the house, a change that offered more options

for bringing in light. Four-over-one windows with simple framing flank the range on one wall, and on a perpendicular wall, the sink and a long expanse of counter look out onto the scenery through a bank of five additional windows. The vaulted ceiling and upper walls were painted pale gray, and Crestin grounded the space by giving the cabinetry a coat of Benjamin Moore’s Quarry Rock, a warm gray-green. The rugged-looking quartzite floor in shades of sea green and gray adds texture and plays up the casual, farmhouse feel.

CREDITS Interior architecture and design: Kristina Crestin, Kristina Crestin Design Builder: Matt Ostrowski, Covenant Photography: Jared Kuzia

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Jamie Keskin’s suburban Boston clients asked for a kitchen she calls “classic, not too trendy, but with a unique factor.” The designer obliged with this kitchen done up in a fresh rendition of farmhouse style. Simple white cabinets with matte bronze pulls and knobs form the classic backdrop. A farmer’s sink, the island’s reclaimed wood top, and the light oak stain on the wide-plank floors enhance the farmhouse feel, while counter stools and the homeowners’ own casual dining table and chairs add a midcentury modern sensibility. Rather than the expected trio of smaller pendants centered over the island, Keskin went bigger and hung just two glass-globe fixtures. The windows above the sink look out over a pretty view of the backyard and adjacent conservation land, so Keskin opted to forgo window treatments. And for the requested unique factor, the designer installed a show-stopping backsplash of Pratt & Larson fan-shaped tile in smart, glossy navy.

CREDITS Architect: Ann M. Walters, Walters Design Studio | Architecture Interior design: Jamie Keskin, Jamie Keskin Design Builder: Dave Giannetta, Giannetta Real Estate & Construction Kitchen design/installation: Maki Construction Photography: Kyle Caldwell

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GRAND STYLE

An Old World feel predominates in this New Hampshire kitchen, but in every meaningful way it’s also a space for the twenty-first century. Boston-based designer Michael Carter and (now retired) kitchen designer Dalia Tamari joined forces to devise both the elegant, timeless look and the efficient flow and abundance of storage that today’s home cooks crave. Tamari suggested using a variety of cabinetry styles to give the room the look of having been put together over time. One wall holds a bank of sturdy oak Christopher Peacock cabinets that cleverly disguise the refrigerator, while the island and perimeter cabinets are painted a parchment color. Glass-front cabinets in a distressed blue-gray were chosen for their furniture-like look. Tamari also opted for variety in the countertops, using honed Absolute Black granite for the perimeter and hard-wearing La Dolce Vita quartzite for the island. The commercialgrade range makes a striking focal point with its custom-designed bellshaped hood and—Carter’s favorite element—an antique metal fireback from the Netherlands that adorns the backsplash.

CREDITS Architecture: Mehren Freeman, Mehren Freeman Architect Interior design: Michael Carter, Carter & Company Kitchen design: Dalia Tamari Builder: McGray & Nichols Photography: John W. Hession

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WHITE MAKES BRIGHT

It’s no mystery why white has become a perennial favorite for kitchens. White projects a pleasing sense of order and cleanliness, it adapts to just about every style from classic to modern, and it won’t clash with the palette of nearby rooms. That said, a wise design team knows all that pale loveliness runs the risk of feeling cold and sterile. For the kitchen in this new home in Needham, Massachusetts, Jessica Chabot and Ryan McDonnell of Hawthorn Builders cozied things up nicely with just a few clever elements. Wood accents carry warmth throughout the open kitchen and dining area, from the pantry’s alder cabinets to the range hood to the rustic dining table to the doors leading to the porch. Wood—in this case, walnut—makes an appearance, too, on the prep side of the kitchen’s large center island. Oil-rubbed-bronze light fixtures and cabinet hardware add more warmth, while blue leather island chairs whose backs sport a perimeter of nailhead trim lend a modern touch. “It has a classic feel,” says Chabot, “but it’s all updated a bit.”

CREDITS Architecture: Michael McKay, McKay Architects Construction and interior design: Jessica Chabot and Ryan McDonnell, Hawthorn Builders Photography: Michael J. Lee

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The entire third floor of this six-story brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay serves as the master suite for the husband and wife. As the parents of four boys, “it was important that they have a respite floor,” says designer

Paula Daher. Their spacious bath is designed to further that feeling of respite, with its modern take on Old World elegance. The beautifully detailed wall paneling, executed by Cumar, is crafted of twelve slabs of honed Calcite Azul limestone in a pale blue that evokes the sea. The same stone forms the baseboards and window trim. “It was truly a feat,” Daher says of the work by Cumar.

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The white oak vanity was given a slightly distressed finish for an appropriately antique look, then topped with polished Damask White marble that spills over the sides in a waterfall effect. Daher installed a mirror in a niche behind the freestanding tub—which is also mirrored—to catch and reflect the light from the windows and the Urban Electric sconces and ceiling light.

CREDITS Interior architecture and design: Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design Architecture for house: Ronald Payne, Payne Collins Design Builder: CPAC Contracting Services Photography: Michael J. Lee

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SLAB HAPPY

The design pros who created the master bath in this new suburban Boston house can’t say enough good things about one another. No wonder, given the spectacular results of their collaboration. The unusual layout conceived by architect John Cronin and designer Sharon Staley puts his-and-hers vanities and water closets (each with its own built-in magazine rack, notes builder Peter Fallon) on opposite walls. Between them, the tub and shower sit on either side of a massive slab of marble. Slab marble was used to top the long vanities, and still more slabs are set into the radiant-heated, wood-look porcelain-tile floor. The walkthrough shower has a hidden infinity drain and multiple showerheads set at varying heights to accommodate both husband and wife. On the flip side of the wall, the tub is encased in mahogany. The rail-like mahogany trim at the top of the wall echoes the inset trim lower down, but is left open to let shower steam escape. Walnut-trimmed quarter-sawnoak cabinetry outfits the vanity areas. The glass tile that frames the mirrors and the floating soffits above are backlit, casting a glow on the scene.  RESOURCES : For more information about these projects, see page 234.

CREDITS Architecture: John J. Cronin Jr., The MZO Group Interior design: Sharon Staley, Sharon Staley Interiors Builder: Peter Fallon, Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations Photography: Greg Premru

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Kelly Healy Looking at interior designer Kelly Healy’s work, you may notice her thoughtful mix of pattern and texture, or how each space effortlessly balances feminine and masculine charms. Perhaps it’s the way she layers neutrals to feel fresh and appealing, rather than bland and boring. While each space is unique to her client’s needs, the common thread in Healy’s design work seems to be her ability to create simple yet intentional spaces that are true reflections of the people who live there. Healy says she has little interest in choosing furniture or designing millwork because it’s pretty or on-trend; instead, she’s driven to craft rooms that are meaningful and thoughtful, that tell a story and evoke a feeling. “I’m passionate about creating a space that makes people feel like themselves, and feel like they can be happy in their own skin in an environment that is inspiring to them.” Healy arrived in the interior design world indirectly, having worked on the business side of the fashion industry in Manhattan before choosing to harness her creativity in a more expressive way. She worked for Katie Lydon Interiors in New York City and later 172  New England Home | September–October 2018

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graduated from Parsons. Eventually she moved to New England, and today is the founder and principal designer at her Ipswich, Massachusetts-based firm, Belhaakon. Healy looks for inspiration in fashion, editorial photography, furniture, lighting, and the natural world around her—but also in her fellow creatives. “I love a collaborative project,” she says. “My favorite thing is working alongside an architect or the contractors on-site and bouncing ideas off each other. It creates a really harmonious project in the end, because you have multiple brains working off the same vision.” Top: Joyelle West; bottom: Brittany Ambridge

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Jeremy Roc Jih Much like the artists James Turrell and Robert Irwin, in whose work he finds inspiration, architect Jeremy Roc Jih strives to “defamiliarize things that would otherwise be familiar,” whether he’s testing the limits of plasticity in concrete or playing with the light-transmission qualities of polypropylene. Still, function always comes first: a contemporary roof deck surface of sapele wood that bends and flows and connects with only friction-fit Japanese wood joints does so to conform with programmatic needs and historic district constraints. A trefoil floor plan wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass nearly eliminates boundaries between exterior and interior spaces, but also allows for complete wheelchair accessibility. A double-height spiral staircase of white oak, brass, and polished concrete differentiates a loft’s wide-open space rather than divides it, connecting multiple floors and adding interest from every vantage point. After years spent crisscrossing various cities in Asia, Europe, and North America, Jih has managed to harness his own experiences in unfamiliar contexts and present them dynamically through his architecture. “There is something in me that always feels like 174  New England Home | September–October 2018

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it doesn’t quite belong, so there is always something in my design that is trying to destabilize or question a material and present it in a new way,” he says. Already boasting a résumé that would rival architects twice his age, Jih founded his one-man interdisciplinary firm, J. Roc Design, in 2015. With work that spans from Boston to Beijing, his primary interest is in discovering new processes and inventing new things by bringing technology and new digital tools to bear on traditional concerns and desires about craft and material. We can’t wait to see what he creates next. Top: James Leng; bottom: Chuck Choi

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Calla McNamara An eye for detail, light, color, and composition comes naturally to interior designer Calla McNamara, who grew up going to photo shoots for Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, and other design publication powerhouses with her father, architectural photographer Jeff McNamara. This early exposure to the design world didn’t immediately shepherd her into a future career, however: she studied biology and environmental sciences before eventually drawing on what she calls the “unintentional education” from her father and formally pursing interior design. McNamara then worked for Connecticut designers Lynn Morgan and Mar Silver before starting her own firm in 2014. Through her eponymous Calla Studio in South Norwalk, Connecticut, McNamara often works with clients who have moved from New York City to suburban Connecticut, 176  New England Home | September–October 2018

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helping them find an elegant balance between the area’s traditional aspects and the modern style many of them crave. “Even if someone has an eclectic palette, it’s my job to edit what they’re working with so it’s clean and comfortable for the eye,” she says. Whether in a contemporary restyling of a country farmhouse or a nineteenth-century colonial, ­McNamara believes in the importance of clean lines. She focuses on neutral palettes and natural textures, and recent work on a LEED-certified house has inspired a new consciousness in selecting healthier materials. With an emphasis on all aspects of design, from architectural details to furniture and accessories, McNamara completes her spaces with a carefully curated selection of artwork. “Art is a great way to introduce the client’s personality so the space tells more of a story about them,” she says. We bet we’ll be reading more about McNamara’s work for many years to come. Top and bottom: Jeff McNamara

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her unique perspective often connect with her on the social media platform, but Scales is careful to create custom spaces, not copy flash-in-the-pan fads. “My goal with clients is to not do everything they see on Instagram or Pinterest, but to make sure the design stands the test of time,” she says. Whether modern or historic, contemporary or traditional, each of her projects always places a strong emphasis on craftsmanship, a careful mix of resources, and a respect for the home’s architecture—what Scales calls an “homage to the bones of a home.” As a result, the spaces she creates are timeless rather than trendy, and imbued with a beauty and warmth that feel livable and lasting. “I want my clients to be happy five, ten, twenty years down the road,” she says. “I want them to trust that they have invested in quality.” We expect to see her highquality work for many years to come. Top and bottom: Sarah Winchester

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Stott approaches each landscape as a sculptural installation. “I feel that my designs emerge naturally from their surroundings and have a strong connection to both the home’s architecture and the native environs,” he says. “I am constantly trying to find ways to blur the lines between interior and exterior.” Colors and materials take their cues from the home’s architecture, and classic New England materials like granite and bluestone are arranged in clean, contemporary patterns. Along with design elements such as simplicity and asymmetrical balance, his work is also shaped by a solid understanding of how plants mature and what maintenance they require to preserve their design intent. Somehow, Stott also finds time to give back to his community. He currently serves as chairman of the Greater Lawrence Technical School Horticulture Advisory Program, which he hopes will help foster the next great landscape designer. Top and bottom: John McCarthy

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WHAT DO ELLSWORTH KELLY, a music studio, natural cleft bluestone, Russian Constructivism, and classic plaid have in common? They all served as inspiration for rug designs imagined by this year’s 5 Under 40 winners. Without a specific client, space, or program requirement guiding them, the winners let their imaginations take control, and the results are beautiful reflections of brilliance. Each design is wholly unique, but they all share a focus on simplicity and intrigue. Landry & Arcari’s Eric Brissette worked with each winner to develop their custom designs, and noted a departure from bright colors and bold patterns. “This year there was a lot of focus on texture, from flat weave to looped pile and shag pile, along with multiple pile heights,” he says. Architect Jeremy Roc Jih used different pile heights and natural hues to embody the depth and range of Nepalese wool and the handcrafted process of shearing, cutting, and weaving. The result is a multidimensional effect reminiscent of Cubism and Russian Constructivism. Interior designer Calla McNamara also focused on mixing textures rather than color, finding inspiration for her rug in a recently completed music studio that called for a soothing color palette of gray, charcoal, and black to foster creative focus and evoke a moody vibe. Along with exploring height and depth through texture, both McNamara and interior designer Sarah Scales used stripes in their designs, a classic motif that Brissette notes has resurged

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literacy programs. Each year, rugs designed by the 5 Under 40 winners are auctioned off at the September awards celebration to benefit Barakat. To date, the New England design community has come together to raise more than $135,000 for the charity. “Since

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Landry & Arcari’s Ken Gurley (center) helped shepherd the 2018 winners through the process of designing their rugs.

we started benefiting from 5 under 40, the event has helped to put over 26,000 women and children through school,” says Barakat’s executive director, Mia ­Buchsbaum. Like last year, funds from this year’s rug auction will go toward a college scholarship program for girls. “We are

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

working on expanding the scholarship program to include more young women in their late teens to late twenties who have chosen to pursue higher education,” says Buchsbaum, who adds that she believes all of the girls are pursuing degrees in the medical field—continuing the cycle of helping others.

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warm and cool, masculine and feminine, and layering pattern and form to create a modern, abstract translation of a classic plaid. Landscape designer Russell D.H. Stott may have been the person most out of his element in this exercise (“When in the world is a landscape designer asked to design a custom rug?” he quips), but he certainly rose to the challenge. Stott also looked to the everyday design principles and materials he uses in his work, creating a contemporary take on the textures and tones of natural cleft bluestone. As different as they are, all of this year’s rugs feature wool pile on a cotton foundation, with the addition of silk in a few of the designs. It takes two weavers approximately three months to bring each of these five-by-eight-foot bespoke rugs to life. The one-of-a-kind works of art will be on display at the 5 Under 40 awards ceremony at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting in Boston on September 13, and auctioned off to benefit Barakat.

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Hipster meets world-wanderer in a three-season room designed by Kendra Dufton of color theory Boston. ¶ Bold tile from Popham Design was the jumping-off point for the design. The color evokes tropical waters, and its pattern lends interest without overwhelming. A commanding ottoman and pillows made with energetic fabrics by Gastón y Daniela add to the layered feel and global look. ¶ Since a three-season room is often separate from the main living space, it’s an opportunity to create something fun and unexpected. A swing by Roberti Rattan is a whimsical centerpiece. Hop on and channel your inner child. ¶ While many designers eschew ceiling fans, Dufton adds one to evoke tropical breezes. ¶ Plants are a must here, and planters with a contemporary profile will host bold and modern varieties like lush monstera palms or plump succulents.  | Kendra Dufton, color theory Boston, Boston, 617-304-6335, colortheoryboston.com | 1. Maverick Grand ceiling fan, Monte Carlo Fans, Wolfers Lighting, wolferslighting.com | 2. Clive indoor/ outdoor ottoman, Anthropologie, various New England locations, anthropologie.com | 3. Ando floor tile, Popham Design, Ann Sacks, annsacks.com | 4. Swing sofa by Roberti Rattan, Casa Design, Boston, casadesigngroup.com | 5. Bullet planter by Hip Haven, DWR, Cambridge, Mass., dwr.com | 6. Jaime end table, Arteriors, available through the designer | 7. Farah (a) and Hepburn (b) fabrics from the Africalia Collection, Gastón y Daniela through Lee Jofa, kravet.com

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Jason and Mindy Sevinor, the brother-and-sister team from Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, on the latest in bath and kitchen design.

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stream bathtubs, and other innovations to make our lives more relaxed. MS: A well-designed bathroom, outfitted like a spa that you use every day, affects your quality of life. A fifteen-minute steam or air bath or aromatherapy treatment works wonders to remove stress. It is all about making those moments special.

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What trends do you see in bath and kitchen design? MS: Specialty finishes are huge. We are seeing more bath and kitchen fixtures in black, as well as antique, satin, and unlacquered brasses. Touch technology for faucets, where you merely touch the faucet to turn on the water, has replaced sensor technology, which was often problematic. You can preset the temperature, too, as well as the volume, which means avoiding splashes. Manmade quartz countertops in bathrooms are popular; they don’t stain and need much less maintenance than natural stone. LED lighting is warmer and more adaptable. Technology is constantly evolving. For example, we offer a digital shower control pad that runs the water, steam, music, and lighting in the shower. Toilets are

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Vacationers and summer residents first find themselves drawn to Hurlbutt Designs’s portside location in the hub of downtown Kennebunkport. This petite shop is packed with interesting pieces for the home and provides a morsel of what awaits at the company’s bigger sister showroom and design center just down the road. It doesn’t take long for shoppers to realize that a quick trip to the larger location is in order. A centerpiece of the showroom is Barclay Butera’s new furniture collection, conceived as a fresh take on traditional design. Hurlbutt Designs is one of only two shops in New England that carry the line. The collection, with comfortable seating and graciously sized case goods, plays particularly well

in coastal homes—no surprise considering that Butera is based in Newport Beach, California. Furnishings from Phillips Scott and William Yeoward, as well as antiques chosen with care by Louise Hurlbutt, round out the mix. While fine furnishings are the main draw, the shop is stocked with accessories and gift items as well. There are candles infused with coastal scents, picture frames, serving pieces, blankets that can be monogrammed with your home’s latitude and longitude, and more. Design Studio and Showroom Each piece reflects the coastal vibe of the 53 Western Avenue store. Pop in for a quick hostess gift or a Kennebunk, Maine little something for yourself. The Hurlbutt team also has made a Portside Retail Store point of bringing in work from local artists, 50 Dock Square Kennebunkport, Maine such as painter Susan Amons, and pieces— 207-967-4110 like the shop’s shell-encrusted mirrors—by hurlbuttdesigns.com area craftspeople, adding to the made-inMaine charm.

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an integrated pantry.” A built-in cabinet to the right of the new opening, literally. At only ninety square feet, space was at a premium. designed to mirror the kitchen cabineNot only was the footprint small, but the building itself had try, balances the expansion. Chrome constraints—like ceilings that couldn’t be raised and ducts legs and a gray Caesarstone top make that couldn’t be moved—to contend with. it feel like furniture and work nicely The owner enlisted Kurt Hakansson of with the living room decor. Hakansson Design Group and Jaye GorThe duo also lowered the ceiling don, now with Interiology Design Co., to in front of the fridge to match the soffit in the kitchen and reimagine the room. bring unity to the space. The kitchen harkened back to another Gordon designed the lower cabinetry of rift-cut oak that era, says Hakansson. “It was from the days has been frosted then glazed, allowing the grain to show when people pretended they didn’t have a through, while the uppers are white-lacquered for a bright, kitchen and hid it. We wanted to invite it airy feel. Notably, the designers eliminated the cabinetry back into the space and make it integral to above the sink. In its place is a beautiful large-format porcethe home.” The first step: lain tile that lends movement and texture. the old white laminate Rounding out the remake: white Caesarcabinets and countertops, black appliances, stone countertops, a new wood floor, a wall PROJECT TEAM and worn floor tile had a date with the dump. oven, and a seamless induction cooktop. Interior design: Before they tackled fixtures and finishes, The homeowner wanted a change, and Kurt Hakansson, Hakansson and Gordon eliminated a threewhat he got, thanks to a savvy design team, is Hakansson Design Group, and Jaye Gordon, now foot-wide wall to create a larger opening from a user-friendly, gorgeous, and award-winning with Interiology Design Co. the kitchen to the living room. “By extend(it racked up a 2018 National Kitchen and Builder: Steve Simms, ing the kitchen to the HVAC ductwork, its Bath Association Design Award) space.  Simms Construction natural ending spot,” explains Gordon, “we RESOURCES: For more information about this home, were able to incorporate a full-size fridge and see page 234.

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This event celebrates the 2018 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 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. For more information, see page 000

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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 A-R-T 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 on display and for sale. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.  I 5:30 p.m. $150, reservations required. Edgartown, 508-627-4441, ext. 117, mvmuseum.org New England Now September 15–January 13 The Shelburne Museum’s New England Now exhibit explores New England’s evolving landscape, from crumbling buildings to the changing environment. This is the first of a biennial series featuring contemporary artists organized around thematic subject matters. I Shelburne, Vt., 802-985-3346, shelburnemuseum.org Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival September 20–23 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 preeminent chefs, extensive wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and more. This year, Zac Posen will be a special guest. Several ticket packages are available. I Newport, R.I., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org 5 Under 40 photo by Allan Dines

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Calendar Evening at Gropius House September 21 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. $35 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers. Lincoln, Mass., 781-259-8098, historicnewengland.org Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Consignment Auction September 22 The museum’s annual consignment auction includes contemporary and vintage works of art. The pieces will be available for preview September 7–22. Bidding will be live, and the museum will also accommodate absentee and phone bids. Proceeds benefit the museum’s cultural and educational initiatives.  I 7 p.m. Free. Provincetown, 508-487-1750, paam.org

Quincy family in 1770. I $10 Historic New England members and Quincy residents, $15 nonmembers, advance registration is required, historicnewengland.org Golden Ball Tavern Museum Barn Sale September 29 The museum is no longer hosting their annual Antique Show, but the popular Barn Sale remains! This is your chance to donate treasures that have overstayed their welcome in your home, or pick up some

Curator’s Tour of Quincy House September 27 and 29 Join Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections for Historic New England, on a tour of Quincy House, a National Historic Landmark built as an estate for the

new ones. Funds raised at the sale support the ongoing restoration of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum. I Wellesley, Mass. Free, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. goldenballtavern.org

OCTOBER Boston Design Market October 2–4 The Boston Design Center opens its doors for the annual Boston Design Market.

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This design and dine event showcases tabletops and bar carts by designers and other creatives. The event kicks off on October 3 with a cocktail party at the Boston Innovation and Design Building, featuring New England Home’s announcement of the 2018 inductees into the New England Design Hall of Fame. On October 4, the tables and bar carts will be on display for public viewing followed by a festive evening dinner party and fundraising event. Proceeds support Heading Home, an agency that helps families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. I headinghometodinner.org

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The Boston Design Center showrooms open 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 RISD Craft October 6 Providence’s Benefit Street (between Waterman and Hopkins streets) comes alive 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,

Lakes Region Parade of Homes October 6–8 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. I 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $20 for all three days and eleven homes. 603-387-1817, lakesregionparadeofhomes.com Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival October 17–21 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 

Boston International Fine Art Show October 18–21 The art world comes to Boston at this annual event, now in its 21st year. An October 18 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 PRISM Awards October 25 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 homebuilding industry. I 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $195 BRAGB members and $225 nonmembers. Boston Marriott Longwharf, 781-890-2101, prism-awards.com  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

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Happy Anniversary to GOOD TruexCullins, the Vermont-based architecture and interior design AS firm, marking a half century GOLD in business this year. The firm has undergone plenty of changes since its 1968 founding by architects William Truex Jr. and Eugene Alexander, including several name changes as the company brought in other architects (among them, in the 1970s, Tom Cullins). But today, TruexCullins—which is recognized for its work in the areas of workplace, education, resort, residential, and interiors—is still known for the very qualities that brought about its initial success: an emphasis on quality design and materials, a relentless spirit of moving forward, and a commitment to community. | Burlington, Vt., truexcullins.com

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For a second year running, This Old House has teamed up with Sweenor Builders and Union Studio Architecture & Community Design for its annual Idea House. Located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, in walking distance to the ocean, the 2,700-square-foot Craftsman-inspired cottage has four bedrooms (including two master suites) and a host of amenities inside and out. Kristen Martone, Sweenor’s in-house designer and owner of Graceke Design, outfitted the casually elegant interior, and Jonathan Zeyl of Landscape Creations created the low-maintenance yard and gardens. After a September 8 open house and party, the home will go up for sale. If you love it, but a move to southern Rhode Island isn’t in your future, This Old House will also be selling the blueprints on its website. | thisoldhouse.com, sweenorbuilders. com, unionstudioarch.com, gracekedesign.com, landscapecreations.com

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When Carole King decided to move her home decor shop, Porter & Mags, from the Cape Cod town of Dennis Port to Harwich Port, just five miles away, she took the opportunity to change both the name of the shop and, to an extent, its personality. As the owner of Details interior design firm for more than three decades, King opted to give her retail presence the same name. The new Details shop sits in a small nineteenth-century barn on Route 28. King runs her design business out

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It’s been a busy few months at the Boston Design Center, meaning that designers and their clients have a host of new options for creating beautiful homes. Jules Place, which opened twenty years ago on Washington Street, is celebrating its anniversary by opening a sister gallery at the BDC. The third-floor space has an attractive contemporary ambience and features rotating exhibits of about thirty of the gallery’s most popular artists. Owner Julie Mussafer says that although fewer artists will be represented at any one time than at the flagship gallery, her entire inventory of more than 150 artists will be fully accessible. Lindsey Adelman Studio has opened its third U.S. showroom, a second-floor suite that presents Adelman’s elegant, ethereal lighting. Up on the fifth floor, Theo is now showing off its sleek, beautiful, contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture as well as its lines of fabrics and leathers. The design center’s Market Stalls wing also welcomes two new arrivals: Lussier Lajoie Custom Framing specializes in custom-designed framing and has a selection of unusual antique prints and reproductions, while Ginger Lyons de Neufville offers handcrafted antique and contemporary textiles from Europe, India, and Southwest Asia. | ­julesplace.com, ­lindseyadelman.com, theodecor. com, ­lussierlajoieframing.com, ­bdcmarketstalls.com

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A spectacular sunset view at the Woods Hole Golf Club wowed guests from more than ninety companies in the design industry who came together to celebrate the annual launch of New England Home Cape & Islands. Hutker Architects hosted this special evening of community and fun, which included a tasting of spirits from Maine’s Wiggly Bridge Distillery and a raffle to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.

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In celebration of our July-August issue, New England Home and our friends at TMS Architects hosted a Summer on the Seacoast networking party at the TMS Architects office in pretty Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Many of the region’s top design professionals ventured out to enjoy a warm summer evening of togetherness and fine foods.

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Lee Broom, one of the UK’s leading designers of luxury furniture and lighting, made a quick stop in Boston to celebrate the launch of his new lighting collection, Observatory. Casa Design Group graciously hosted Broom’s local debut over small bites and refreshments, while guests mingled and got a first look at the new line. 2

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Audio Video Design celebrated the opening of its new AVD Experience Center at its Westwood, Massachusetts, location. Guests were able to see firsthand how a digital home can be brought to life. Automated lighting and window treatments, music and home theater systems, and cutting-edge security technology are just a few of the products AVD customers can explore in the new installation.

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Design Life Lee Kimball’s Panel Discussion

Guests mingled over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Lee Kimball’s “What Would a Designer Say?” panel discussion, held at the company’s Winchester, Massachusetts, design studio, to celebrate the launch of LK Interiors. Attendees were able to consult with an on-site interior designer as well as with the panelists, who offered informative and entertaining insights on home design.

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In celebration of his newly released book, Embellished Spaces, designer Anthony Catalfano hosted a launch party at Anthony Catalfano Home, his retail shop in Wells, Maine, where guests were invited to ask questions, mingle over light refreshments, and take home a signed copy of the book.

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Design Life RISD Museum Day with Diane Von Furstenberg

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The Gregory Lombardi Design team celebrated twenty-five years of creating fabulous landscapes at their Mission Impossible–themed anniversary party, hosted at Historic New England’s Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts. Guests enjoyed tours of the property’s celebrated greenhouses, and were transported by the music of Emma Newton and Corwin Zekley of the Berklee College of Music.

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New England Home and The Boston Design Center, together with members of the local design community, are proud to announce the second annual Dining by Design event at the Boston Design Center. Wednesday, October 3: Cocktail Party Kickoff + New England Design Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee Announcement 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4: Designs open to the public for viewing 11:00a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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They merged two units, one above the other, adding a striking heart pine staircase with custom railing, reclaimed antique flooring, an elevator, and radiant heat. They installed new custom cabinetry in the neat-as-a-pin kitchen. Mechanical improvements include an energy-efficient HVAC system. The interiors are lovely, the millwork exquisite—especially the ceilings on the second floor, crafted from massive beams and hand-cut decorative cedar shingles. ROOMS: 15 This home is ideal for a family 7 BEDROOMS because of its generously scaled common 6 FULL BATHS 4,492 SQ. FT. areas and private bedrooms. Entertain$3,049,000 ing spaces include a second-story great room (with that soaring ceiling) and a second kitchen. The private, walled garden is another perfect party venue. The grounds show remnants of the old estate, with lovely architectural elements and ­beautiful large specimen trees. | Continued on page 232 September–October 2018 | New England Home  227

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent estate on 23 acres in the heart of Weston. Beautifully renovated main residence, guest cottage & field house. Spectacular grounds, gardens & freshwater pond with waterfall. $18,500,000 Kathryn Alphas-Richlen, Sales Associate C. 781.507.1650

WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Superbly renovated coveted 7 acre compound with 7 bedroom Residence, 2 bed Guest House and pool. Gracious living, luxurious master wing, porches, on park like grounds. $12,000,000 Deena Powell & Elly Pendergast, Sales Associates D. 781.718.6555 | E. 781.718.5152

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Renovated grand estate set on 1.7 acres with 17 rooms, 7 fireplaces, chef’s kitchen, 6 en suite bedrooms, smart technology, wine cellar, salt water pool & guest house. $3,999,999 Deena Powell & Elly Pendergast, Sales Associates D. 781.718.6555 | E. 781.718.5152

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WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS Magnificent New Construction set on 2.6 acres with 16 rooms, exquisite millwork, state of the art technology, chef's kitchens, vaulted family room 5 bedrooms, patios and pool. $7,500,000 Kathryn Alphas-Richlen, Sales Associate C. 781.507.1650

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS Spectacular 2018 Contemporary home has over 7,400 sq.ft., a stunning kitchen with open concept, 5 en-suites, finished lower level, ½ acre, and 3 car garage. $3,780,000 Deborah M. Gordon, Sales Associate C. 617.974.0404

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS Privately located Chestnut Hill home with carriage house. Restored, grand, 16 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 9 fireplaces, impressively landscaped, and 4 car garage. $4,900,000 Deborah M. Gordon, Sales Associate C. 617.974.0404

NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS Breathtaking French Country Manor set on 2 acres with copper cupola, wrought iron stairs, reclaimed beams, limestone floors, fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, gallery and patio. $2,350,000

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. $1,885,000

Margus Deery, Sales Associate C. 978.337.0769

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Duly Noted: The most notable owner of this property was John Jacob Astor VI, whose father, Colonel John Jacob Astor IV, went down on the Titanic while returning with his wife from their honeymoon. Madeleine Astor was pregnant when the colonel helped her into one of the lifeboats; their son, John Jacob VI, was born exactly four months later in New York City. (If you’re wondering why an IV would beget a VI and not a V: another John Jacob Astor, aka the First Baron Astor of Hever, was born earlier to the colonel’s cousin, William Waldorf Astor, of Waldorf Astoria fame.) Contact: Kate Kirby Greenman, Gustave White Sotheby’s, Newport, R.I., 401-848-6727, gustavewhite. com, MLS# 1186466

Penthouse Perfection

This triplex overlooking the Public Garden in Boston’s Back Bay gives new cachet to the word “penthouse.” And it makes it hard not to gush. For starters, every inch of its 4,789 square feet of living space is impeccably appointed. The residence (in the building known as Zero Marlborough) was renovated—including new interior architecture, design, and detailing— by Boston’s award-winning Hacin + Associates. Its open plan was carefully designed to create an expansive sense of light and space. The materials, textiles, and finishes are all rich, sophisticated, and warm. The elevator doors open ROOMS: 11 directly onto a formal reception area 4 BEDROOMS 5 FULL BATHS with living, dining, and entertaining 2 HALF BATHS spaces just steps away. It instantly reads 4,789 SQ. FT. as modern and elegant. The spacious $12,750,000 kitchen, as you’d expect, is any cook’s dream; it holds a casual dining area for everyday use. The formal dining room and the living room with its striking contemporary fireplace both face the Public Garden. Three bedroom suites—including the corner master with balcony, bath, and double dressing rooms—are located down a central hallway. A separate fourth bedroom with a bath could work as an office, guest room, or den. The second story features an open-­ concept entertaining space with a kitchen and multiple access points to the main roof terrace. On the top level is additional flexible living space with a wraparound ­terrace. Duly Noted: This property is located in one of Boston’s few iconic art deco buildings, constructed

in 1929. It was extensively renovated in 2009, when it was made into boutique condominiums and rebranded as Zero Marlborough. The restoration earned a Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance in 2009. The penthouse really is the icing on the cake, with its 1,700 square feet of outdoor space and breathtaking 360-degree views—from the Public Garden and Boston Common to Beacon Hill, the Charles River, Cambridge, and the lights of Fenway Park. Contact: Tracy Campion, Campion and Company, Boston, 617-236-0711, campionre.com, MLS# 72326524

Lake House Luxe

Which is more show-stopping? The architectdesigned home and two charming cottages on the main stage of this lovely family compound, or the natural beauty of its site: forty-eight acres on Long Lake in Maine—with private beaches. It’s a toss-up. Walls of windows in the great room of the main house (built in 2013) do a very good job of melding the interiors with peaceful views of the lake and beyond. Featuring a high, beamed ceiling and sculptured granite fireplace, that space opens to a screened porch that sits at water’s edge. It’s safe to say this floor plan has the indoor-outdoor connection down. The interiors feature ROOMS: 7 nickel-gap walls, wood ceilings, and cus3 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHS tom woodwork and cabinetry. There’s a 1 HALF BATH spacious first-floor master suite and two 4,404 SQ. FT. separate guest quarters upstairs (with $5,900,000 their own stairway access). The gracious, get-it-done kitchen is designed for gathering and for serving up refreshments; in addition to a large fridge, freezer, and ice maker, there are refrigerator drawers placed throughout. Both rustic cottages feature three bedrooms, full kitchens, stone fireplaces, and decks with lake views. The entertaining options are many: the great room, of course, two dining areas indoors, and an outdoor grilling station. A foot shower was built into a rough-cut granite post for beachgoers. With heaters in the ceiling to extend the season, the screened porch is hard to beat. Duly Noted: A half-mile private driveway leads to the compound, from which there are westerly views over Long Lake to the White Mountains and beyond. The property has a rare 1,507 feet of lakefront with two large crescent sand beaches, three docks, and two swim floats. Contact: Karen N. Reiche, LandVest, Portland, Maine, 207-874-6159, landvest.com, MLS# 1353880 

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AWAY FROM HOME: THE HOUSE OF FOUR GABLES PAGES 50–55

Architecture: Elise Braceras Stone, Concord, Mass., 617-306-6359 Interior design: Rachel Reider, Rachel Reider Interiors, Boston, 617-942-2460, rachelreider.com Builder: Christopher Park, Classic CGP, Lincoln, Mass., 781-259-8717 Landscape design: David Fisher and Vivian Low, Fisher Design Group, Concord, Mass., 978-996-5713, fisher-designgroup.com Page 50: Arrowroot wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; Sara chandelier from Canopy Designs, canopydesigns.com; Captain’s Compass table from Dunes and Duchess, dunesandduchess. com; Shiloh rug from Surya, surya.com; author silhouettes by Cricket Radio, cricketradiointeriors. com; Evening Dove trim from Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com. Page 52: Amazilia wallpaper by Harlequin through The Martin Group, martingroupinc.com; Rufus mirrored cocktail table from Bradley, bradley-usa. com; Nub by Patricia Urquiola wood-framed chairs from Kane Contract, kanecontractgroup.com; Buckminster chandelier from Currey & Co., curreycodealers.com; Romano mirror from Bungalow 5, bungalow5.com; rug from Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, landryandarcari.com; bedroom wallpapers from Lee Jofa, kravet.com; graphic rug from Surya; Araby round drinks table from Interlude Home, interludehome.com; beds refinished by Art Applications, artapplications.com; book sculptures from Etsy, etsy.com. Page 53: Fern Gallery wallpaper by Sanderson through The Martin Group; sconces and Capstan table from Dunes and Duchess; Esme chair from Noir through Candelabra, shopcandelabra.com; Midsummer Night cabinet and trim color from Benjamin Moore. Page 54: Vientiane ikat wallpaper from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; jute rug from Dash & Albert, annieselke.com; Merle lamp from Noir through Candelabra; draperies by Makkas Drapery Workroom, makkasdrapery.com; desk chair from Kartell, kartell. com; Adriatic Sea trim paint color from Benjamin Moore. Page 55: Sanderson wallpaper from The Martin Group; Adriatic Sea trim paint color from Benjamin Moore; draperies by Makkas Drapery Workroom; desk chair from Kartell; bath vanity and sconces from Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware. com; Expedition mirror from Arteriors,

arteriorshome.com; Chelsea Gray trim paint color from Benjamin Moore.

OUTSIDE INTEREST: MOUNTAIN MAGIC PAGES 58–63

Landscape design: Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham, Mass., 617-905-2246, matthew-cunningham.com House architecture: Evan Mathison, Mathison + Mathison Architects, Grand Rapids, Mich., 616-920-0545, mathisonarchitects.com Guest cabin architecture: Maryann Thompson, Maryann Thompson Architects, Watertown, Mass., 617-744-5187, maryannthompson.com Interior design: Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz, C&J Katz Studio, Boston, 617-464-0330, candjkatz.com Builder: Arthur Jackson, The Small Building Company, Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-4089, thesmallbuildingcompany.com Landscape contractor: Ingersoll Land Care, Sheffield, Mass., 413-229-2290, ingersolllandcare.com Stonemason: Mark Mendel, Monterey Masonry, Sheffield, Mass., 413-229-0475, montereymasonry.com Swimming pool: Aquatic Designs, Sheffield, Mass., 413-229-3533, aquaticdesigns.com

DISAPPEARING ACT PAGES 106–115

Architecture: Charles Orr, Hutker Architects, Falmouth, Mass., 508-504-0048, hutkerarchitects.com Interior design: Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors, Lexington, Mass., 781-862-0466, robingannoninteriors.com Builder: William Von Thaden, Von Thaden Builders, Orleans, Mass., 508-255-1400 Landscape design: Kimberly Mercurio, Kimberly Mercurio Landscape Architecture, Cambridge and Woods Hole, Mass., 508-495-1075, kimberlymercurio.com Pages 108–109: Paxton armchairs by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com, with Kazak fabric on back by Quadrille, quadrillefabrics.com; armless chairs by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams with Chevron d’Ete fabric from Schumacher, fschumacher.com; sofa from Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers.com, with Delany & Long fabric, delanyandlong.com; throw blanket from Brahms Mount, brahmsmount.com; toss pillow fabrics from Lee Jofa, leejofa.com; art over fireplace by Holly Manneck, manneckart.com, through Jules Place, julesplace.com. Pages 110–111: Kitchen hanging lamps from Arteriors, arteriorshome.com; counter stools from Sunpan

Home, sunpan.com, with leather and fabric from Quadrille; twin dining tables designed by Robin Gannon, fabricated by Art Applications, artapplicationsinc.com; Oceanic rug from The Rug Company, therugcompany.com; Suki-O dining chairs from JANUS et Cie, janusetcie.com; console table from Sunpan Home. Page 112: Patricia chandelier and Natalie mirror from Made Goods, madegoods.com; Arrowroot wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com; lamps from Bungalow 5, bungalow5.com; bedding from Matouk, matouk.com; blanket from Brahms Mount. Page 113: Rug from Fibreworks, fibreworks. com; draperies by Hillary Kimmel Sew What, sewwhathillary.com, with fabric from Designers Guild, designersguild.com; shades from Horizon, horizonshades.com; floor lamp by Robert Abbey, robertabbeylightingstore.com; upholstered chairs and leather ottoman from Wesley Hall, wesleyhall. com; table by Palacek, palecek.com; bathroom glass tiles from Ann Sacks, annsacks.com; Alexander mirror from Made Goods; sconces from Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com. Page 114: Lounge chairs from Kingsley Bate, kingsleybate.com; dining and cocktail area chairs from JANUS et Cie; cocktail table and blue side tables from Made Goods; dining table from Danao Living, danaoliving.com. Page 115: White chairs from JANUS et Cie; pendant light from Moooi, moooi.com; sofa from Cisco Brothers, with fabric from JANUS et Cie; River Stone cocktail tables from Phillips Collection, phillipscollection.com; yellow side table from Zuo Modern, zuomod.com; rug from Merida, meridastudio.com; throw pillow fabrics from Quadrille.

THE FABRIC OF HER LIFE PAGES 116–125

Builder: Bob Johnston, Mill River, Mass., 413-229-3059

OPEN AND SHUT CASE PAGES 126–137

Architecture: Paul Robert Rouselle, Stowe, Vt., 802-253-2110, paulrobertrousselle.com Interior design: Kim Deetjen, TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, Burlington, Vt., 802-658-2775, truexcullins.com, and Brooke Michelsen, Richmond, Vt., 917-392-1007, brookemichelsen.com Builder: Donald P. Blake Jr., Morrisville, Vt.,

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Resources 802-888-3629, stowebuilder.com Pages 127–128: Outdoor light fixtures by Troy Lighting, troy-lighting.com. Page 129: Pendant lighting from Sonneman, sonnemanawayoflight.com. Page 130: Sofa from Cisco Brothers, ciscobrothers. com; barrel chairs from Ferrell Mittman, ef-lm.com, with Romo fabric, romo.com; slipper chairs from Ethan Allen, ethanallen.com; coffee table by Rob Beall, Windy Ledges Metalworks, windyledges.com; chandelier designed by Brooke Michelsen and fabricated by Bradley Robertson, Iron Arts, ironartstudio.com; rug from Globalcraft Rugs, globalcraftrugs.com. Pages 131–133: Dining room chandelier designed by Brooke Michelsen and fabricated by Bradley Robertson, Iron Arts; dining table from Sawbridge Studios, sawbridge.com; rug from Globalcraft Rugs; dining chairs from A. Rudin, arudin.com; kitchen pendants from Jonathan Browning Studios, jonathanbrowninginc.com; barstools from A. Rudin; hardware from Ashley Norton, ashleynorton.com; soapstone countertops from A&N Stoneworks, anstoneworks.com; bar sink faucet from Rohl Perrin & Rowe, rohlhome.com. Pages 134–135: Sconces from Hammerton, hammerton.com; tub by Bath in Wood of Maine, bath-in-wood.com; faucets from Watermark, watermark-designs.com; tub filler from Aquabrass, aquabrass.com; hardware from Ashley Norton; floor and wall tile from Best Tile of Vermont, besttile.com; countertop stone from A&N Stoneworks; sinks from Ronbow, ronbow.com. Page 136: Hanging light from Troy Lighting; fan from The Period Arts Fan Company, periodarts.com.

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Architecture: Ann M. Walters, Walters Design Studio | Archiecture, Watertown, Mass., 617-923-4836, waltersdesignstudio.com Interior design: Jamie Keskin, Jamie Keskin Design, Boston, 978-855-9157, jamiekeskindesign.com Builder: David Giannetta, Giannetta Real Estate & Construction, Stoneham, Mass., 781-953-4452, meadowbrookregroup.com Kitchen design/installation: Brian Davis at Maki  Construction, Gardner, Mass., 978-632-5354, makicorp.com

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Architecture: Mehren Freeman, Mehren Freeman Architect, Newbury, N.H., 603-938-5805 Interior design: Michael Carter, Carter & Company, Boston, 617-227-5343, carterandco.com Kitchen design: Dalia Tamari (retired) Builder: McGray & Nichols, New London, N.H., 603-526-2877, mcgray-nichols.com White Makes Bright: Pages 156–157

Architecture: Michael McKay, McKay Architects, Dedham, Mass., 781-326-5400, mckayarchitects.net Construction and interior design: Jessica Chabot and Ryan McDonnell, Hawthorn Builders, Needham, Mass., 781-707-6564, hawthorn-builders.com

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Interior architecture and design: Paula Daher, Daher Interior Design, Boston, 617-236-0355, daherinteriordesign.com House architecture: Ronald Payne, Payne Collins Design, Boston, 617-308-4887, ­paynecollinsdesign. com Builder: CPAC Construction Services, Boston, 617-908-7909, cpaccontracting.com Slab Happy: Pages 160–161

Architecture: John J. Cronin Jr., The MZO Group, Stoneham, Mass., 781-279-4446, mzogroup.com Interior design: Sharon Staley, Sharon Staley Interiors, Houston, Tex., 713-668-9689, ­sharonstaleyinteriors.com Builder: Peter Fallon, Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations, Needham, Mass., 781-237-0505, falloncustomhomes.com Cabinetry: Peter Fallon and Brett Larson, Fallon Fine Cabinetry, Needham Heights, Mass., 781-453-6988

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Interior design: Kurt Hakansson, Hakansson

Design Group, Boston, 617-983-2820, k­ hdesigngroup.com, and Jaye Gordon, ­Interiology Design Co., Watertown, Mass., 617-741-3131, interiology.com Builder: Steve Simms, Simms Construction, Milton, Mass., 617-696-8300 

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Ad Index

A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue a Blade of Grass 86 A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring 57 ABX 235 The Archer Residences inside front cover Artaic 215 Authentic Designs 237 Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc. 173 Bertola Custom Homes & Remodeling 87 Bisousweet Confections 179 Boston International Fine Art Show 238 Boston Society of Architects/AIA 233 Boston Stone Restoration 223 Botello Home Center 88 Bradford’s Rug Gallery 212 Butter Pat Industries 239 C.H. Newton Builders, Inc. 33 California Closets 37 Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour 236 Catamount Builders 70–71 Catherine Truman Architects 163 Charles Hilton Architects 59 Chip Webster Architecture 193 Christopher Hall Architect 42 Clarke Distributors 72–73 Classic Kitchens & Interiors 89 Coldwell Banker Previews International 228–229 Colony Rug Company, Inc. 204 The Converse Company Realtors 230 Crown Point Cabinetry 74–75 Cumar, Inc. 56 Cypress Design 223 Dan Gordon Landscape Architects 219 DC Home Systems 200 Denyne Designs Interiors 90 Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply 43 Diamond Spas 30 Divine Design Center 48–49 Donna Elle Seaside Living 35 Dover Rug & Home 15 East Coast Design 199 Fallon Custom Homes, Inc. 68 FBN Construction Co., LLC back cover Ferguson 213 Flavin Architects inside back cover Flora Home 62 Frank Webb Home 76–77 Furniture Consignment Gallery 67 Garage Headquarters 63 The Granite Place 91 Gregorian Oriental Rugs 195 Gregory Lombardi Design 175 Hammer Architects 207 Hampden Design+Construction 92 Heading Home to Dinner 226 Herrick & White Architectural Millwork 23 Hutker Architects 168–169 Installations Plus, Inc. 93 Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (Bulfinch Awards) 225 Jamestown LP/Boston Design Center 21 Janine Dowling Design, Inc. 1 Jewett Farms + Co. 212 Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc. 209 Kinlin Grover 231 Kistler and Knapp Builders, Inc. 78–79 Kitchen Views at National Lumber 94 KVC Builders 2–3 The Lagasse Group 191 Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting 167 Latitude Architects 221

LDa Architecture & Interiors 104 Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. 8–9 Lewis & Weldon 95 Light New England 205 The Local Vault 177 Longfellow Design Build 96 Lynn Creighton Realtor 230 Marc Hall Design 12–13 Marvin Windows and Doors 41 Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC 188 McGray & Nichols 194 MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects 14–15 Mid–Cape Home Centers 65 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 185 Moniques Bath Showroom 97 Morehouse MacDonald & Associates, Inc. 22 New England Design & Construction 98 Newton Kitchens & Design 80–81 Northcape Design Build 206 Ogunquit Playhouse 230 Paragon Landscape Construction 45 Parterre Garden Services 208 Pastiche of Cape Cod 99 Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC 28 Paul F. Weber Architect, LLC 19 Payne | Bouchier Fine Builders 82–83 Pella Windows & Doors 200 Pellettieri Associates, Inc. 203 Pinney Designs 47 Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders 16 Portico Brewing 179 PRG Rugs 51 R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc. 197 The Real American Dream Home Company 237 Roche Bobois 4–5 ROHL 27 Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center 100 S+H Construction 25 Saltsman Brenzel Design Construction 101 Scandia Kitchens, Inc. 84–85 Sewfine Drapery Workroom 53 Shope Reno Wharton 186 Simon Pearce 181 Situlighting 211 Splash Kitchen and Bath Showroom 102 Sudbury Design Group, Inc. 10–11 Surroundings 61 Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc. 29 SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge 26 Systems Design & Integration, Inc. 103 The Tilery at Tree’s Place 24 TMS Architects 6–7 Tyler & Sash 217 Upstate Door, Inc. 208 Walpole Outdoors 221 Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration 187 Whitewood Millwork 67 Wiggly Bridge Distillery 171 Wolfers 162 Youngblood Builders, Inc. 39 ZEN Associates, Inc. 54–55 New England Home, September–October 2018, Volume 14, Number 1 © 2018 by New England Home Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. New England Home (USPS 024-096) is published 6 times a year (JAN, MAR, MAY, JULY, SEP, NOV) by New England Home Magazine, LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118, 617-938-3991. Periodical postage paid at Boston, MA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to New England Home, PO Box 5034, Brentwood, TN 37024. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both zip codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription. September–October 2018 | New England Home  239 BPI.NE_Homes_2.25x10_2018_Right.indd 1

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Bookend

Design Ideas In Print

The tale told in Anthony Catalfano’s Embellished Spaces is one of a self-taught creator whose rise to success transported him from the blue-collar streets of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the more private lanes of New England’s moneyed haunts. Propelled by an innate passion and a boundless selfconfidence, Catalfano has led his own interior design firm since 1989, undertaking projects from Maine to New York to Florida. His interiors are most often traditional in their fundamentals—you’ll see valences, floral prints, and English antiques aplenty—with the occasional foray into a Deco- or midcentury-inflected

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modernism (and, at least once, a jewel-hued evocation of a south Asian harem). Quiet palettes of caramels and creams are frequently punched up with a few juicy splashes of color—as in the library shown above, which appeared in the very first issue of New England Home. But for Catalfano, it is the totality that counts: “It must all tie together to become a singular piece of art,” he says. Finally, should anyone doubt his drive or appetite for hard work . . . there are now 276 pages of solid evidence to make the case. | $95, Bass Rocks Press, bassrockspress.com Interior photo by Sam Gray, portrait by Bruce Rogovin

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