BDG 23rd Edition 2020

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Boston Design Guide 23rd Edition 2020. Your Luxury Home Resource Guide for everything from design to landscape.

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A FRESH

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A STRIKING STUCCO HOME

SHINES INSIDE AND OUT

FINE HOME RESOURCES


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A STRIKING STUCCO HOME

SHINES INSIDE AND OUT

CONTENTS

30 Architects

60 Custom Builders

116 Interior Design

142 Custom Kitchens, Baths & Appliances

174 Finishes, Doors & Windows (Including

Millwork, Wood Refinishing, Flooring,

Stone & Tile)

206 Furniture, Textiles & Decorative Accessories

218 Home Integration & Lighting

232 Landscape Architects

256 Landscape

274 Specialty

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VISION ON A HILL

The making of a ‘forever family’ home that

calls to generations

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REVVED UP!

High-octane auto salons and their

impressive rides

130

THE NEW CLASSIC

Traditional forms are reimagined in

crisp—and wholly original—ways

12 FROM THE PUBLISHER

26 HISTORY IN THE MAKING

A Belmont landscape and architectural renovation

with a French flourish

204 LIFESTYLE PLACE DESIGN DISTRICT

A multifaceted design mecca outside the city limits

287 INDEX

164

A FRESH POINT OF VIEW

An Arts and Crafts-style home

shines inside and out

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ON HALLOWED GROUNDS

Ernie Boch, Jr.’s vision of a garden for

the ages

ON THE COVER:

MOREHOUSE MACDONALD AND ASSOCIATES

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SANFORD CUSTOM BUILDERS INCORPORATED

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GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN INCORPORATED

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LANDSCAPE CREATIONS

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FINE HOME RESOURCES

A FRESH

POINT

OF VIEW

FINE HOME RESOURCES

FINE HOME RESOURCES

FINE HOME RESOURCES

On the covers (left to right)

Cover 1: Morehouse MacDonald and

Associates; Sanford Custom Builders

Incorporated; Gregory Lombardi Design

Incorporated; Landscape Creations; Nat Rea

Photography | Cover 2: Kotzen Interiors, LLP;

FBN Construction Co., LLC; Warren Patterson

Photography | Cover 3: Carter & Company

Interior Design; Michael J. Lee Photography

| Cover 4: Soderholm Custom Builders, Inc.;

Shope Reno Wharton; Sudbury Design Group;

Richard Mandelkorn Photography

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Your Home

We take it personally.

“We can’t walk away from something that isn’t perfect.”

MICHAEL RESTEGHINI, 15 YEARS

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

BOSTON DESIGN GUIDE

As the folk rock anthem goes, “the times they are a changin’.” Today, more than ever, people are

not only loving beautiful visuals (okay, so that part hasn’t changed), they are craving stories. They

want to hear how that striking interior design was won, what it takes to build a sky-high, high-end

condominium in the heart of Boston and the journey behind the construction of unforgettable

suburban “forever homes.”

Here at BDG, we hear that, and have invested considerably in delivering more at a time when many

publications are getting thinner, smaller or closing up shop. This year’s issue is chock full of content,

including a whopping five collaborative features showcasing incredible team efforts and homes that

are feasts for the senses, as well as pagestopping spreads exploring subjects as varied as highoctane

auto salons or organic modern architecture rooted in nature. Throughout, readers will also

find “quick hit” one-pagers that crystallize what professionals in the home industry are working on

or invested in now. These shorter articles allow access to these premier firms in a way that hasn’t

been done before, a human way.

This bulked-up issue is a bit of a battle cry to the fact that print is not dead. I firmly believe that,

but I am also certain that, along with the staying power of this coffee table-worthy resource, today’s

content must be supported on web platforms and through digital resources and social media. For

this reason, all of what you see here is also available to you on bostondesignguide.com, as well as

on BDG’s social media channels, which bring the best in luxury home design and architecture to a

community of 35,000+ fans and followers.

These media extensions allow us to take you beyond the limits of the printed page, like video, for

example. I am thrilled to share that we have bolstered our video presence considerably, bringing

viewers not only behind the scenes, but also virtually within the homes and businesses of top-tier

professionals. When you have a chance, check out Boston Design Guide’s YouTube channel. Every

one of the collaborations in this magazine has a video component; Ernie Boch, Jr. takes us inside

his incredible garden chapel featured in “On Hallowed Grounds,” while interior designer Anthony

Catalfano opens the doors to an impossibly stylish “New Classic” in Weston.

This is the new BDG. My heartfelt thanks to the homeowners who have welcomed us into their

havens and to the committed (and courageous!) professionals we’re featuring in this exciting

new way.

Enjoy!

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Nevermind pahking the cah on Hahvahd Yahd, this

is where premium vehicles are yearning to be when

they’re not in the fast lane.

We explore the designs of five gleaming, high-octane auto salons (we

couldn’t possibly call them garages) that are home to high-performance

Porsches, thundering Ferraris, classic Mercedes and Corvettes, royal

Rolls and Minis with big dreams.

Above: The professionals at Boston Garage know that a premium and well

designed auto salon starts from the floor up.

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Conceived by Marcus Gleysteen of MGa | Marcus

Gleysteen Architects and interior designer Anthony

Catalfano of Anthony Catalfano Interiors, this Weston car

gallery was designed with three components: an exhibition

space for the owner’s three prized rides (an Enzo Ferrari,

a vintage Corvette and a 2012 Porsche GT3 six speed), a

more utilitarian garage that houses four vehicles on the

lower level and four on the lifts overhead, and a lounge

area where the collectors in the family “can watch TV and

have a beer,” says Marcus Gleysteen.

The lounge stops traffic, and boasts a vibe that is “very

modern, clean, Italian and sexy,” says Anthony Catalfano.

It merges contemporary Italian furnishings, including black

glove leather couches, with custom cabinetry, including

a Ferrari-red floating console with a high buff finish by

Wayne Towle Master Finishing and Restoration.

Maverick Integration equipped the salon with the full

technology of the main house, using invisible speakers

in both wings. When the homeowners play music “it’s all

hidden to keep the integrity of the uncluttered, clean-lined

space,” says design consultant John Bray.

Photography: Chuck Choi; Marcus Gleysteen

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This tented three-car garage, also by MGa | Marcus

Gleysteen Architects, was inspired by the owner’s travels to

Saudi Arabia, and the stretch canopies at the Hajj Terminal

East airport. This award-winning project was conceived

as “a folly,” says architect Marcus Gleysteen, and, initially

designed to utilize a surplus of glass from the build of the

main home. In the end, the contractor found it to be easier

and less expensive to work with clear, half-inch tempered

glass, leaving the Mondrian-esque sliding doors the only

vestige of the original design. Its tent, which is illuminated

at night, was made by the same company that produced

the Bank of America Pavilion on the waterfront, and is the

smallest project the firm has done.

As the sculptural carport is located on a ridge overlooking

the Atlantic Ocean, sloping steel columns were attached

to concrete footings as stays. The engineers had to ensure

that the structure wouldn’t get carried away. “The uplift

on this point when the wind blows at 50mph is 70,000

pounds,” explains Marcus.

Photography: Marcus Gleysteen

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Principal Patrick Ahearn FAIA of Patrick Ahearn Architect

puts a classic, Islander spin on his car barn, located

on Martha’s Vineyard. An avid auto enthusiast, Ahearn

often finds inspiration for his architecture in the lines and

designs of vintage automobiles, so it follows that he’d

create a home for the dream machines he has restored,

including a fire-engine red 1960’s Corvette and a hunter

green Porsche Speedster.

For this construct, he reinvented the livery stables of old,

modeling it after the “upscale New England barns one

would have found in historic towns like Concord, Mass.,”

says Ahearn. In keeping with tradition, he reused flooring

from a mill building in Maine as well as other reclaimed

materials like old beams and timbers, and a stone veneer

on the exposed foundation. He made a point of keeping

the first level freestanding (the second level boasts a guest

quarters) and devoid of columns to make the space easy

for cars to navigate, and incorporated plenty of brick

and beadboard, a Vineyard staple. A “man cave” area,

complete with a sitting area and TV, heating and AC,

provides a place to kick back and admire the four-wheeled

investments.

Photography: Greg Premru; Richard Mandelkorn

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This Shingle-Style car barn in South Dartmouth was

designed as a stable for a fun-loving owner’s six candycolored

cars. Each vehicle—a red Nissan, orange

Lamborghini, yellow BMW, green Porsche, blue Subaru

and purple Rolls Royce—is wrapped in a color inspired

by ROYGBIV, the hues of the rainbow. Sounds Good

Corporation, the home automation firm that designed and

installed the garage’s security cameras, incorporated LED

lights in each stall colormatched to the tone of each car.

A separate Ferrari Room is attached to the basement of

the main home, which houses the homeowner’s favorite

sports car, a lounge area decked out in all things “Ferrari,”

a retro gasoline pump and even a race car simulator.

Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka

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CEO Ernie Boch, Jr. himself gave us the grand tour of his

collectors’ garage within the Boch Subaru of New England

headquarters. “There is really some unusual stuff here,”

he says, as he leads us through his impressive collection of

rarities, calling out the limited-edition motorcars and the

standouts among the standouts.

Amid the assemblage of Porsches, Bentleys and Rolls, sits

a gleaming 1954 Kaiser Baron, an original 1975 Maserati,

the Continental T Hypercar from 2002, a diminutive 1967

Riley and “the ill-fated electric Fisker supercar.” And when

he opens up the doors of a 1986 Corniche Rolls Royce,

that took the option for seat-side flasks and shot glasses,

it’s clear he delights in the details and design, as well as

the engineering.

For now, Boch takes it all in from a lounge area with

Missoni seating by Roche Bobois, but his chrome beauties

will soon be making the move to a different vantage. The

auto czar is currently building an auto museum—and the

ultimate display—on his home property.

Photography: Warren Patterson

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A landscape and architectural renovation

blends the former glory of Belmont’s 1850s

Locke Farmhouse with a French flourish.

HISTORY in the MAKING

In order to write the next chapter for an Italianate

farmhouse, with roots embedded generations deep in

Belmont’s farming history, Patrick Ahearn Architect had

to first work backwards. His firm, which is renowned for

steeping new builds and restorations alike within a historic

vernacular, had to deconstruct and remove some wayward,

quick-sell renovations done in the 1990s before they could

reinterpret “what might have been,” says principal Patrick

Ahearn FAIA. “This was the second bite of the apple, if you

will,” he explains. And it is sweet indeed.

The goal was to recapture the essence of the home, which,

“while fairly stylized for the period,” says Ahearn, blended

Greek Revival and Italianate sensibilities with a dash of

Colonial restraint and “reimagine it in a way that is more

sympathetic to its rich history.”

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Top: The home’s existing barn was renovated and repurposed to create a light-filled artist studio that opens up to the yard on the first

level and a gym/“man cave” on the second floor. Above: A pea stone gravel drive (like you “might see walking down the Champs-Elysees,”

says Ahearn) banded with red brick replaced the former heavy-handed brick driveway. Transom windows, re-detailed columns and new

light fixtures were added to the porte-cochère to better suit the Italianate architecture; Right top: An outdoor living room with a fireplace

spills out to a clean-lined bluestone terrace. Low brick walls and an elliptical window set in lattice add to the French country aspect of

the space. Right: A converted antique fountain serves as a focal point for a checkerboard nook.

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The other component was to immerse the home and

carriage house in a lush, more formal, landscape, taking

the setting from a bare lot to a series of heady, romantic

outdoor rooms. The grounds also had to give the

residents, one of whom is an artist from France, a taste of

the Parisian countryside without losing sight of the home’s

provenance or, what Ahearn terms, a “French country

meets Italianate farmhouse” sensibility.

To achieve this, landscape design and construction firm a

Blade of Grass “maximized every inch of land,” says owner

and lead designer Jim Douthit, leveling the backyard and

bringing beautiful, bountiful plantings all the way up to the

house. Douthit picked blooms like roses and hydrangea

as well as antique elements that borrow from both the

farmhouse and European idioms, and crafted a bluestone

terrace off the outdoor living room and porch “that makes

this incredible transition from the inside out,” he says.

The result is a setting that reads as if it has developed over

time and “recalls a more genteel way in which someone

would have lived,” says Ahearn. The beauty of it is that what

was scripted for the home and gardens is not just narrative,

it’s prophecy. Says Douthit, “everything that was done

outside has become part of the homeowners’ daily lives.”

Architecture: Patrick Ahearn Architect

Landscape Design and Construction: a Blade of Grass

Construction: Jack Sullivan, The Chelsea Company

Photography: Greg Premru and Pete Cadieux

Text: Sandy Giardi

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ARCHITECTS

New England is known the world

over for its architecture. Classic

Colonials, coastal Shingle Styles and

rural farmhouses mingle with elegant

brownstones, sky-high condos and

cutting-edge contemporaries. Together,

the region’s homes create a celebration

of beauty, function and form.

Architecture by Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors

Photography by Richard Mandelkorn

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LIGHT

BALANCE

DETAIL

MATERIAL

TRADITION

INGENUITY

LIFESTYLE

ARCHITECTURE

COMFORT

ART

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Whether in Boston suburbs or on the island of Martha's

Vineyard, the homes of Patrick Ahearn Architect are

distinctive yet wholly personalized. From traditional new

constructions to authentic restorations and renovations,

Patrick Ahearn's residential work is both timeless and timely.

The firm's design style, which spans many forms of classical

architecture, is largely historically motivated yet adapted to

reflect the way homeowners like to live and play today.

A Patrick Ahearn home captures the form's original spirit and

is deeply rooted in its site. Whether a structure was first built

for a sea captain during the 1800s or crafted yesterday, Ahearn

believes he is most successful when his work goes quietly

unnoticed on the streetscape, appearing as if it has long been

part of the neighborhood architectural fabric.

Having designed more than 200 homes on Martha's Vineyard

alone, and countless more in the historic Back Bay and

beyond, Patrick Ahearn Architect has created a winning

design philosophy that is as much about beauty and tradition

as it is about lifestyle.

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Modernism is not a Style

Our work is defined by a commitment to beauty, craft,

and performance. We draw fresh conclusions from what

informs and inspires us. The stylistic range of our portfolio

reflects the clients and opportunities we encounter.

No matter the style, setting, or size, each house must

make the most of its circumstances. A dramatic interface

with nature and cultural context are not mutually

exclusive.

There is enduring meaning in traditional architectural

forms, and there are unprecedented opportunities in new

construction technology. To be modern is to synthesize

the power of the past with the possibility of the future.

The result is a home that will delight all who encounter it.

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PROfile

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Crafting

dreams

Morehouse MacDonald & Associates is committed to providing their clients the highest quality architectural and complementing

disciplinary services, including Master Site or Estate Planning, Analysis and Evaluation of Potential Sites, Feasibility

Studies, Programming, Construction Administration, Sustainable Design (Green Design), Visualization, and Model Making.

John S. MacDonald, AIA, is principal and owner and has served in that capacity since 1988, directing the firm’s growth and

management. John serves as Principal-in-Charge of each project and is responsible for setting the overall design direction

within the firm. His work is frequently featured on HGTV and has appeared in numerous publications, including Architectural

Digest, Metropolitan Home, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful, Boston Common, Cape Cod Home, Boston

magazine, New England Home, and Trends magazine.

At Morehouse MacDonald, they craft their clients’ dreams by listening, by understanding, and by reflecting their aspirations

and identity in a singularly unique and special style.

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PROfile

At Morehouse MacDonald &

Associates, we craft our

clients’ dreams by listening

understanding, and reflectin

their aspirations and identit

in a singularly unique and

special style.

John MacDonald, Principal

MMA

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in a singularly unique style since 1958.

Morehouse

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INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL

ARCHITECTURE & ART

NEW ENGLAND

2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES

BULFINCH AWARDS

The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to

announce its Tenth Bulfinch Awards. Named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch

(1763-1844), America’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts

State House, the awards recognize the best work of individuals and firms in the fields of

architecture, art, interiors, traditional trades, and landscape design to preserve

and advance the classical tradition in New England.

Deadline December 15, 2019

For more information about submission requirements,

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Lucky Pines photography: Lucas Allen

Above: Lucky Pines’ warm

kitchen, stairway and library use

the trees of the land outside;

the office also integrates white

birch brought from Neubauer’s

land in Vermont. Built by Miller

Starbuck Construction; landscape

architecture by Stephen Stimson

Associates. Right: The landscape

outside the wide panes of glass

is an extension of the “wooded”

dining room at Gunning Point.

Site super Andrew Murphy of

Cape Associates was critical

to the team, and had a cando

attitude when tackling the

“leaning trees.” The family

collected driftwood for the

chandelier with handblown glass

by Pairpoint Glass Company

that illuminates a black walnut

live edge dining table made

by Saltwoods Boston (legs by

Costa Fabrications). Built by

Cape Associates; landscape

architecture by Bernice Wahler

Landscapes.

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Gunning Point photography: Peter Vanderwarker

GROUNDED!

Architect Jill Neubauer’s structures are soulful,

memorable and deeply rooted in site.

When asked what appeals most to her about modern

architecture, architect Jill Neubauer of Jill Neubauer

Architects, Inc. answers slowly, “Modern architecture is

responsive.” There’s a freedom to it, a fearlessness in

thinking beyond the safety of a traditional four walls, maybe

even a responsibility. “Modern means opening yourself up

to the site, to the possibilities, to the earth and the sun, to

everything,” she says poetically. And bringing it in.

Her own home, Lucky Pines (pictured left), absolutely

reflects its site, its owner and her memories. Growing

up, Neubauer spent portions of each summer at her

grandparents’ log cabin in the Northwest woods of

Wisconsin. The cottage was built from trees that were

felled right there, not unlike Lucky Pines. When she

bought the land, it was wooded with “magnificent white

pine.” Most of the trees could be protected, but those

that couldn’t were cut, dried and incorporated within the

building as the structural system. On the home’s exterior,

a huge column tree supports the shed-style roof, while

inside, the kitchen and hall are crafted in knotty white pine.

There is “a direct connection between the trees and the

home,” explains Neubauer. “It’s literal.”

Her Gunning Point project, a joint effort with landscape

architect Bernice Wahler of Bernice Wahler Landscapes

and built by Cape Associates, is more abstract, and a

thoughtful expression of the power of the landscape.

Located on the banks of a salt pond, with a profusion

of trees filtering the water views, the site proved

challenging. Early on, Wahler and Neubauer considered

the relationship of the land to the circulation of the home.

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“It’s not about luxury

or scale, it’s all about

family and repetition and

memorable spaces.”

—Jill Neubauer

Glamp photography: Meredith Hunnibell

Jill Neubauer Architects’ glamps have a

structured frame with a tent that zips on

and off made by Denver Tent Company. The

architect can have one built in about three

months’ time. Their look depends on the

narrative, but there is always a deck. Bernice

Wahler worked on the site for the glamp

pictured below left. As a child, she was always

building forts in the woods, so working on this

structure with Neubauer took her back. She

was involved in siting it, creating a naturalized

path and developing a management plan for

invasives, such as poison ivy, to support the

tent’s function in the landscape.

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After discovering that the building wasn’t delivering the

vistas they wanted from key indoor spaces, they navigated

the conservation permit process to “push the house as

far as we could on the naturalized area,” says Wahler,

and give it an “intimate relationship to the coastal bank.”

Wahler stitched the home into its site, playing up the “tree

house-like structure,” she says. Neubauer developed

this refrain within the home, bringing the forest inside as

supporting columns—some upright, some leaning—for

the dining room in a peaceful, directly relatable way. The

design doesn’t mimic the terrain; it cuts to its essence and

crystallizes it.

Sometimes, rather than welcoming the outside in,

Neubauer takes her designs outside, in the form of

“glamps,” a term that mixes glamour with camp denoting

tented structures conceived for communing with

nature. For 30 years, Neubauer has collected images of

magnificent tents ranging from those of the desert of Arab

cultures to safari tents to those dripping with modern-day

elegance à la Ralph Lauren. She has been “watching them,

and longing for them,” she shares, and, after occupying

one in Moab, Utah, she went home and made one. Today,

she designs them for summer homes and grandchild

spaces, in all shapes and sizes. Complete with real linen

and beds, bureaus, lamps and/or candles, “glamps are the

most memorable guest bedroom that anyone can stay in,”

she says.

Tucked within the terrain far enough from the main house

to be an adventure, Neubauer’s glamps are proof that

one’s experiences don’t end at the wall of a house. “It’s the

entire site,” she underscores. “That’s an amazing thing, so

let’s use it.”

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CUSTOM

BUILDERS

Deeply committed to craft, custom

builders and professionals in the

design/build field put a plan, and often

a dream, in action. Through hands-on

work, they navigate the construction

process, the players and the pieces

until the many moving parts become or

transform ‘home.’

Builder: thoughtforms; Architect: Adolfo Perez Architect

Photography: Richard Mandelkorn

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We have been building since 1972 with the idea that each home we build can be better than the last. As you

think about the home you plan to build for your family, here’s some food for thought...

• The heating, cooling and operation of U.S. buildings accounts for more than 40% of CO 2

emissions.

(source: MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub)

• Research indicates that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. A growing body of scientific

evidence indicates the air within homes can be more seriously polluted than outdoor air.

(source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

• At thoughtforms, we are building homes that generate more energy than they use.

• We test air quality, not only to ensure we deliver healthy homes, but to help families understand how daily

living affects indoor air quality.

What kind of home will you build for your family, our community and the environment that supports us all?

It’s what we build next that matters.


Architect: Zero Energy Design

Builder: thoughtforms

Photography: Chuck Choi

Architect: Zero Energy Design

Builder: thoughtforms

Photography: Chuck Choi

Build for life. Build to endure.

thoughtforms-corp.com | 978.263.6019


What you can’t see in an ad...


An ad does not show you the process we undergo with our clients

when building their dream home, from the beginning of planning to the very

last decision. It doesn’t show the quality of craftsmanship behind the surface

that stands up to real life. It doesn’t show the lives that are lived in the homes

we build, nor the relationships formed in that process. It doesn’t show our

company’s owners at the jobsite daily until the job is done. Most importantly,

it doesn’t show our lifetime commitment to you, your family, and your home.

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your project.

- Ken & Sam Soderholm

508-650-9880 . soderholmbuilders.com

South Natick, Massachusetts


SANFORD

Custom Builders Inc.

310 Washington St., Suite 202

Wellesley, MA 02481

781-416-7007

www.sanfordcustom.com

Interior Design: Live Well Interiors + Design

Photography: Warren Patterson


Flawless homes built for generations


New Homes | Renovations | Historic Preservation

Home Maintenance | Small Projects

171 Reservoir St., Needham, MA 02494 | falloncustomhomes.com | 781.237.0505

Architecture by Patrick Ahearn Architect; Photography by Warren Patterson


PROfile

Columbia Contracting Corp. prizes communication every step of the way, ensuring

that clients’ expectations are not only met, they’re surpassed.

Arthur Massaro and Kate Durrane

(office) 508-655-4070, (cell) 617-293-6145, (fax) 617-241-2848

www.columbiacon.com

21 Eliot Street, South Natick, MA 01760

Architecture: Flavin Architects; Interior Design: Erica Darnall Design; Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka; Portrait Photography: Roger Pelissier

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Superior

CRAFTSMANSHIP

PROfile

One of the Greater Boston area’s premier residential contractors,

Columbia Contracting Corp. specializes in top-of-the-line new

construction and renovation. Since its inception in 1980,

Columbia Contracting Corp. has been committed to superior

craftsmanship and has grown from a one-man operation to a staff

of 30 carpenters.

With over 35 years of experience in the field, Columbia

Contracting Corp. can realize even the most complex architectural

concepts—from contemporary suburban homes to expansive

oceanfront properties to traditional Back Bay brownstones. Its crew

excels at each and every task—from framing to finish work—and

can therefore dictate both the quality and the timetable.

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BUILDERS of DISTINCTION

Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Maine

978-255-4063

www.cmragusa.com


781.861.0086

brookesandhill.com

Architecture: Amanda Martocchio Architecture; Photography: Michael Moran/OTTO


PROfile

Kistler & Knapp Builders

draws on over 40 years

of fine craftsmanship to

reflect the most demanding

architectural concepts.

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CITYCHIC

PROfile

With over 40 years of building experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. is one of

the most highly-regarded construction firms in the Greater Boston region. Their work

reflects the finest craftsmanship and the most demanding architectural concepts.

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 their reputation rests on expert management, transparent accounting

and fiscal prudence. Owners Doug Stevenson and Renée West are committed to

creating successful relationships during construction and well into the future, thereby

maintaining a legacy of excellence in fine home construction. And Kistler and

Knapp’s Home Services Division is there for the long haul, maintaining their clients’

homes well into the future.

916 Main Street

Acton, MA 01720

(978) 635-9700

www.kistlerandknapp.com

Architect: Ruhl Studio Architects

Interior Designer: Bill Lewis

Photographer: Warren Patterson

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Building the extraordinary together

Spazio Rosso Interior Design

Sean Litchfield Photography

ADAMS + BEASLEY ASSOCIATES

CUSTOM BUILDERS

Full Service Remodeling

Construction Planning

Custom Millwork

Estate Care

www.adamsbeasley.com

978.254.5641


BUILDING IN THE CITY

LIVING ON HIGH

“Building in the city is not for every contractor,” says co-founder Eric Adams

of Adams + Beasley Associates. “There’s a huge amount of risk and liability”

to manage projects in the urban context gracefully.

Building successfully in the

city requires planning that’s as

finely tuned as a Swiss watch. It

means securing parking permits

for cranes and lining up police

details (even when the city has

other plans, like the Gay Pride

Parade or a Duck Boat victory

celebration) and playing by the

strict rules of each building and

thinking of the residents who

live above, below and beside

your client.

It can also mean “live loading” garbage bags full of “every

single piece of flooring, wall, plaster and lighting” of a gut

renovation into a dump truck or by crane from an oversized

patio because the Four Seasons doesn’t have a freight elevator,

only to do it again in reverse to bring in new materials.

Adams + Beasley Associates built their first Boston project in

2004, and since then, has completed 10 projects at the Four

Seasons, four at the Heritage and many more at the new 50

Liberty building, The Millennium Tower, The Clarendon, One

Charles Street South and, soon, One Dalton. And, while these

addresses may be among the most fashionable in Boston, it

often isn’t “sexy work.”

Adams cites the time his firm discovered that a historic Beacon

Hill row house was built on rotten wood pilings. Given that a

sound foundation is the most important thing for any structure,

Adams + Beasley, together with a specialty contractor, set

about cutting off the compromised wood, and flooded the

space with concrete to fill it. To do this, the team had to dig

below the water table (constantly pumping water out of the

area) and take care not to destabilize the 5- to 10-ton granite

blocks atop the pilings that the home rested on. “It was an

amazingly labor intensive and risky process,” says Adams, but

one that extended the life of that structure in perpetuity.

It may be dirty work, maintains Adams, but it’s gratifying.

“It takes a lot to get the job done right, but when it is, the

outcomes can be spectacular.”

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Architects: Act Two Architects

Photography: Richard Mandelkorn

Architecture: Flavin Architects; Photography: Nat Rea

CUSTOM HOMES

That Reflect Your Vision.

See more at merzconstruction.com

or call 978-371-1828


The essence of your dream home lies in the details.

BRENDON PROPERTIES

PREMIER RESIDENCES

508.485.3999 • www.brendonhomes.com

Architecture: Jan Gleysteen Architects; Interior Design: Whitney Claire & Co.; Photography: Warren Patterson


design: Huth Architects

bannon

Imagine a home, build a legacy

www.bannonbuilds.com | 508-833-0050


photography by Eric Roth

CELEBRATING OVER 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

617-876-8286 www.shconstruction.com

BEST OF BOSTON HOME 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 / BEST OF BOSTON 2017, 2007


The Chelsea Company

Architecture: Patrick Ahearn Architect; Photography: Greg Premru

Wellesley, Massachusetts | 617-799-5479 | www.thechelseacompany.com


NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AND LARGE-SCALE

RENOVATIONS THROUGHOUT MASSACHUSETTS

Photography: Shelly Harrison

We have one simple Concept:

Build the best team of in-house staff,

support them with a core network of

highly skilled subcontractors and clients

will come… and come back.

781-703-5970

31 GREEN STREET, WALTHAM, MA 02451

WWW.CONCEPTBUILDINGINC.COM


BUILDING IN THE CITY

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Assemble a strong team and partner

with a builder, architect and designer

with experience building in the city.

That’s the number one tip from Jon Wardwell, President of

JW Construction, for homeowners looking to build in Boston.

JW Construction has become a fixture in the Back Bay and on

Beacon Hill (60% of their business is in the city), so we put it to

them. What does it take to build or renovate successfully here

in the Hub?

For starters, it takes a thorough understanding of permitting,

logistics, and building bylaws,” says Wardwell. A good rapport

with the inspection department and your own mill shop—to

recreate those period architectural details—doesn’t hurt either.

An exceptionally organized project manager to line up

everything from deliveries to crane details is also a must, as

is white-glove service as a courtesy to neighbors. “You’re not

only working for the owners.”

Above all, a city builder should “anticipate curveballs,” he says,

“because you know they’re coming.”

For more information on JW Construction, visit

jwconstructioninc.com or call 617-547-2800.

Photography: Matt Surette

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CREATE

SOMETHING

REMARKABLE

JACOB LILLEY ARCHITECTS | GREG PREMRU PHOTOGRAPHY

BOSTON | 617-547-2800

CAPE COD | 508-300-3000

jwconstructioninc.com


Your Vision.

Your Dreams.

Your Builder.

Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka

HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS | 508-435-4290 | EWTARCACONSTRUCTION.COM


MEDFIELD | CHATHAM

WWW.WHITLABROTHERS.COM | 508-359-4292


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NEWPORT WWW.PARKERCCI.COM PROVIDENCE


Architecture: S. Barzin; Below: Estes Twombly (left); S. Barzin (right); Photography: Warren Jagger

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION.

DISTINCTIVE CRAFTSMANSHIP.

TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS.

401.619.3909 | WKPCONSTRUCTION.COM | NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND


Welcome Home...

to the place for creating a modern home.

Our 8000 square-foot showroom at Battery Wharf is New England’s largest Modern Kitchen & Living showroom

offering Europe’s top brands, including TEAM 7, LEICHT, MisuraEmme, Arketipo, Altamarea, Gaggenau,

Thermador, Rolf Benz and Miele, for kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, and wardrobes.

2 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109 | 617-443-0700 | www.divinedesignbuild.com


BUILDING IN THE CITY

EVERY SQUARE INCH!

Owners Mariette & Magued Barsoum

“A great designer is able to give a homeowner all of

their needs and requirements,” says owner and principal

designer of Divine Design Center Mariette Barsoum—and wishes.

For a client renovating a townhouse on Union Wharf, Barsoum and

Divine Design Center architect and interior designer Jana Neudel

were able to grant all three. Chief among them? A luminous,

sophisticated look that plays up the views of the Boston waterfront,

and, not as sexy but no less important, storage.

The living room’s fireplace feature wall was a particular area of

concentration, and designed in a way that proves that big, bright

ideas aren’t at odds with an economy of space. “The key is to use

every single inch,” says Barsoum. That they did.

Along with a fireplace and TV, Divine Design Center created space

for a dry bar underneath the stair, outfitted with a wine refrigerator

and oversized drawers. Additional storage drawers run underneath

the hearth, culminating in extra tall cabinets that house what the

kitchen can’t. Illuminated display shelving and a textured gray

metallic tile create a luxurious backdrop. “When the light hits it, the

wall has an iridescent feel,” says Barsoum, “a little bit of shimmer.”

Photography: Portrait by Roger Pelissier, Interior by Keitaro Yoshioka

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sweeneycustomhomes.com | 27 Oak Street, Holliston, MA 01746 | 508-429-0071

Architect: Patrick Ahearn; Photography: Greg Premru


CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

CLASSIC BARN ARCHITECTURE WITH MODERN 21 ST CENTURY BUILD TECHNOLOGIES

Post. Beam. Dream. TM

| 603-288-1574 | Grantham, New Hampshire | www.yankeebarnhomes.com

Photography by Bob Gothard


A quality craftsman creates the perfect fit between materials. A quality homebuilder ensures

the perfect fit between architect, designer, and client vision. At C2MG, we are both craftsmen

and builders focused on serving the discerning clientele of Boston and the Northshore.

C2MG — The Perfect Fit

239 Boston St, Ste 202

Topsfield, MA 01983

C2MGbuilders.com

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@C2MGbuilders

1 (978) 380-8867


Photography: Richard Mandelkorn

96 SWAMPSCOTT ROAD, SALEM, MA 01970 | 781-592-3135 | GROOMCO.COM/BDG


Slopeside Gathering

bensonwood.com | 603.756.3600

Architect: Curl Simitis Architecture + Design; Photography: Shelly Harrison

QUALITY | CRAFTSMANSHIP | SUPERIOR SERVICE

41 OAKLAND ST EXT, NATICK, MA 01760 | 508-846-5519 | MLYNCHREMODELING.COM

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It’s all about the detaIl . . .

at every stage.

1545 Broadway Road Dracut, MA 01826 | (978) 804-5083 | www.liencustombuilders.com

The homes we create for our clients reflect who we are as builders.

Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka

Photography by Roger Pelissier

precisionfinishboston.com • phone 617-206-8689

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Photography: Micheal Lefebvre

Hawthorn

Builders

Needham, MA | 781-707-6564 | www.hawthorn-builders.com


When the job’s gone haywire and

you’ve got heartburn.

Something else spells relief.

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COMPASSION IN CONSTRUCTION

When you’re crafting custom homes at

an elite level, a passion for building is

the expectation. But compassion? That’s

something altogether different and a key

ingredient in the ethos of F.H. Perry Builder.

The community (to use their term) of the

company sees the homeowner as the author

of their project, and empowers them to take

control and write the home of their dreams.

Headed by Owner/President Allison Iantosca,

the team at F.H. Perry Builder reads faces,

questions and hesitation, and makes what

can feel like a monumental endeavor manageable.

During ongoing employee training,

the builder spends as much time discussing

human-to-human relationships as they do

construction skills.

Though F.H. Perry Builder has constructed

and remodeled hundreds of homes over

their 40-year tenure, they realize that is not

the case for the homeowner. They consider

the project from the client’s perspective, and

are mentors as well as companions. If it’s

important to the homeowner, it is important—

whether that means avoiding noisy work

during the naptime of the infant next door or

threading a glass and steel staircase by cable

and crane through the roof deck of a fivestory

Boston condominium.

“Clients should also know that it is okay to

trust their instincts,” says Allison.“Because, at

the end of the day, their truth is what drives

the final outcome.”

“Every day we have

to show up and

earn trust. If we

don’t, we haven’t

done our job.”

—Jim Foscaldo, Account Executive

Members of F.H. Perry Builder’s Executive Team:

(l-r) Mike Resteghini, Jim Foscaldo, Angela Prizio,

Allison Iantosca and Billy Glynn

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A forever family home on a gracious property a

few miles west of Boston was built to welcome

generation after generation.

The couple—Boston natives, with adult children and grandchildren living far

away—envisioned a way to reunite the people they treasured most. A home

where generations could gather for holidays—sledding down a snowy hill in

winter and playing in the apple orchards over summer break. Beyond a dream

home, it would be the heart of their family.

These clients knew exactly who they wanted as home builders and creative

partners: father-and-son building duo Ken and Sam Soderholm of Soderholm

Custom Builders. The third generation family business had won their trust and

friendship on other home projects dating back to 2007.

The search was on to locate the perfect spot and build this unique family estate.

Longtime Soderholm friend and local landscape contractor Jim DeLuca was first

to spot the 32-acre parcel with a spectacular view of the urban skyline.

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When Sam Soderholm first saw the view—nothing but a

valley of treetops and a single white steeple interrupted

the vista between the property and the John Hancock

Tower 20 miles away—he stood in stunned, happy silence

for a moment. It was perfect.

“This is it,” thought Sam Soderholm, and he phoned his

father, Ken, from the site.

The previous property owners were careful stewards

and protected the land with conservation restrictions to

prevent and minimize larger scale redevelopment outside

of small controlled parcels. The new owners wanted to

honor that spirit in the creation of their new home.

It would take persistence, patience and skill to secure the

parcel, navigate complex local permitting conservation

restrictions, and develop the design plans for breaking

ground. The Soderholms brought in trusted colleagues

Mike Coutu, president of Sudbury Design Group, architect

Arthur Hanlon of Shope Reno Wharton, and interior

designer Diane Lindquist Watts as teammates in the

extensive planning process.

“This amazing team allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the

entire process,” said the homeowners. “They took our

vision and enhanced it well beyond our expectations. They

were highly collaborative and focused on integrating every

key detail to personalize our home.”

A well-coordinated effort led to a highly efficient

construction process to create the generational home

that the family vividly described to the building team over

countless hours of thoughtful and honest discussions.

Before house construction could begin, an entire apple

orchard would be carefully relocated and 900 trailertruckloads

of earth would be moved to sculpt sweeping

drives and graceful vistas.

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“This home wasn’t just built for today. This is a home

that will be there forever. This is that kind of piece of

architecture and construction, one you know will be

as beautiful in 100 years as it is today.”

—Mike Coutu, President, Sudbury Design Group

Preparing the magnificent backdrop for this home was an involved process due to land and sale restrictions, protections by the Trustees

of Reservations, negotiations and permitting. In the end, “it all worked just as we envisioned it would,” said Mike Coutu, and the site

presented rare opportunities for Shope Reno Wharton to choreograph “sweeping drives and orchard elements and vistas that you don’t

always get to do as an architect,” maintained Arthur Hanlon.

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The collective goal was to create an inviting feel that

would pay homage to the grandeur and formality

of estates that have stood the test of time, all while

respecting the surrounding land and vistas.

The clients knew that they wanted the kitchen and family

room to be the heart of the home, suitable for gatherings

and large celebrations as well as everyday family

moments.

They described a vision of gardens bursting with flowers

and vegetables, and pool and field recreation spots

that would engage all ages and generations on bucolic

summer days. Mike Coutu of Sudbury Design Group took

those ideas and created the beautiful and well-balanced

site plan and landscape design.

Conceptualizing beautiful interior spaces was equally

thoughtful. The homeowners, along with the Soderholms,

Diane Lindquist Watts, and Tom and John Kilfoyle of

United Marble Fabricators, scoured sites throughout

Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey to source the

perfect stone tile for the kitchen and bathrooms.

Even the smallest decorative details were carefully

considered. Guest bedrooms were personalized to reflect

the family’s favorite travel memories, such as Nantucket

and Bermuda, with hand-picked art and mementos to

share with treasured visitors.

The home became a true example of teamwork—with many

architects, landscape designers, foundation layers, framers,

millworkers and finishers on site any given day, and the

Soderholms shepherding the project every step of the way.

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A timeless white kitchen by Herrick & White, which was a driving force in the design, was pulled together with stainless steel, and

Calacatta Manhattan marble by United Marble Fabricators. Guest bedrooms were personalized by their interior architecture and finishes.

The Nantucket bedroom (bottom right) is paneled in beadboard with herringbone teak flooring.

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Fine Finish, Inc. computer cut the rafters (pictured right) in their shop, allowing them precision when it came to installing the

finish millwork. “It was pretty amazing, I almost didn’t want to cover it up,” said Ken Soderholm. The European White Oak trim

was then masterfully stained and glazed by Wayne Towle to provide a warm and inviting finish.

“This amazing team allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the entire

process. They took our vision and enhanced it well beyond our

expectations. They were highly collaborative and focused on

integrating every key detail to personalize our home.”

— Homeowners

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The teams raced against the elements to continue

work over one of the snowiest Massachusetts winters

on record. The Soderholms were so committed to

staying on schedule, they used ground heaters and sent

crews to plow snow on Sundays so work could resume

uninterrupted Monday mornings.

Mason Nick O’Hara of O’Hara & Company, tasked with

creating crucial stonework on the exterior of the home,

leveraged seven different quarry sources to create the

perfect stonework color palette.

As the house was nearing its finish, Peter Murray of Fine

Finish, Herrick & White, and Wayne Towle of Master

Finishing and Restoration set to work on the interior

woodwork in preparation for the family’s first Christmas

celebration.

“Every subcontractor and supplier involved with the

project brought an attention to detail and quality

that lived up to the clients’ expectations,” said Ken

Soderholm. “The clients themselves were also a key part

of the partnership, visiting often and taking the time to

thank every worker on site.”

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To this day, Ken and Sam Soderholm remain close with

the family and are frequently welcomed in to this special

home as friends.

Soderholm Custom Builders did a “yeoman’s job at

orchestrating the many parts that make a whole,”

reflected Arthur Hanlon. “They lived the project 24/7,

365 days-a-year until its fruition.”

In the end, the craft and contributions coalesced into a

striking, seamless vision—and family retreat—enjoyed

today and for years to come. The Soderholms’ service

division continues to oversee the property to this day

and ensures that home operations are seamless.

Ken Soderholm said this lasting connection is the

hallmark of the way he and his sons approach business.

“That’s how you should approach anything in this

business—as if it’s going to be there forever. We

are grateful to the clients who allow us to be part of

building their homes and their families’ lives,” he said.

“The house, and the relationships we form with them,

will endure for years to come.”

Family members from all generations congregate in the light-filled pool house and pool terrace, where the view of the Boston

skyline is at its most spectacular. Here, residents and guests can look out to the city, arms draped over the edge of the pool,

or from the spa.

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THE TEAM

Contractors: Soderholm Custom Builders, Inc.

Architect: Shope Reno Wharton

Landscape Architect: Sudbury Design Group, Inc.

Interior Designer: Diane Lindquist Watts

Landscaping: DeLuca Landscaping, Inc.

Masonry: O’Hara & Company

Framers: Bailey & Smith Construction

Interior Millwork: Fine Finish, Inc., Herrick & White

Custom Finishing: Wayne Towle Master Refinishing

& Restoration, Inc.

Excavators: DeLuca & Sons Excavating & Landscaping,

ONYX Corporation

Foundation/Form Work: Gordon Richards, Inc.

Roofing: Joseph T. Cazeault & Sons, Inc.

Finish Carpenters: C&M Custom Carpentry

Electrical: Paul Macrina Electrical Contracting

Plumbing/HVAC: T&J Heating, Air Conditioning

& Plumbing, Inc.

Flooring: Galvin Flooring, Landry &

Arcari Rugs & Carpeting

Stone & Tile: United Marble Fabricators

Decorative Metal Work: DeAngelis Iron

Work, Inc.

Audio/Visual: DC Home Systems

Security: Black Lab Alarm

Steel Work: Kelley Welding

Fencing & Pergolas: Walpole Outdoors

Garage Doors: Designer Doors

Materials: Arlington Coal & Lumber Company

Photography: Richard Mandelkorn

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INTERIOR DESIGN

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settings. From materials, fixtures and

finishes to wall coverings, furnishings and

accessories, designers consider the full

effect as they curate each element.

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Photography by Warren Patterson

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THE

NEW

CLA SSIC

A Weston home makes traditional design

not only relevant in the 21st century, it

makes it fresh.

According to interior designer Anthony Catalfano of Anthony

Catalfano Interiors, architect Marcus Gleysteen of MGa | Marcus

Gleysteen Architects has a gift for creating stunning architecture

that is at once timeless and timely. The designer experienced this

architectural finesse—and built upon it with his inspired designs—when

collaborating with the architect on a wholly original home in Weston.

“Marcus has created beautiful architecture that will stand the test of

time, yet it’s current. There’s an edge to it,” says Anthony.

The home’s bearing is no doubt a product of its form, which, says,

Marcus “is cleanly and crisply articulated.” It is also imbued with a

clarity and sense of purpose that Marcus finds in the great English

country houses he so passionately admires and draws inspiration from.

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“Wherever you look, there is detail.”

—Anthony Catalfano

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While the exterior of the home, a subtle but sensual

country home, has classical Italian flourishes—dominant

columns, limestone-gray trim, cornices, a voluptuous

portico—“underneath this skin,” says Marcus, “is a

thoroughly modern house.” Everything about it: the way

it is built, the way it flows, the way its serves its owners,

the way it reacts to its site, is utterly contemporary, he

underscores. “People think that modern and traditional

design are mutually exclusive,” says Marcus. "That isn't the

case and never should be, except, perhaps in a museum."

Anthony has enjoyed a 20-year relationship with the

homeowner, having done many projects together, but

this job needed “to be very different and very fresh,

and comfortable to live in,” he says. Much of this

approachability is born of texture—in the extravagant

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wood detailing that envelops spaces from

the great room to the study to the kitchen,

as well as in its upholstery and finishes. The

texture balances out Marcus’ architecture,

which, says Anthony, was a pleasure to

have as his backdrop.

This home has a way of reconciling

contradictions; it is traditional yet

modern, and both formal and casual. The

impressive ceiling of the great room, with

millwork by Peter Murray of Fine Finish Inc.

and Wayne Towle of Wayne Towle Master

Finishing and Restoration, is a case in

point. “Marcus designed this phenomenal

ceiling,” explains Anthony, “which we

decided to do in limed oak, creating

texture and warmth in the room.” It is

juxtaposed with “a very sexy, very elegant

mahogany bar,” with dark, highly polished

wood that graces the interior doors and

the handrails and balustrade of the stair for

a striking contrast. “The overall effect of

the wood is complex, but it reads as very

delicate,” maintains wood refinisher Wayne

Towle. “It’s not overdone.”

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The foyer and stairway, with

its carved balcony rails and

interwoven balusters, are favorites

of owner Peter Murray of Fine

Finish, Inc. Artwork by Robert

Motherwell straddles the French

doors. In the study, the cerused

oak was wire brushed, though

not to the extent of the rift sawn

white oak of the great room.

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The dining room, with its

hand hewn wood table,

appliquéd damask draperies

and Phillip Jeffries wall

covering, is the picture

of elegance for residents

who love to entertain. The

breakfast room and kitchen

are laden with millwork, with

a sitting area accented with

Hunt Slonem fabric by Lee

Jofa. The kitchen, which was

done by Fine Finish, Inc.,

features rift sawn white oak

cabinetry panels within a

painted face frame that you

don't see until you're in the

kitchen. “This is the first time

we’ve done two-toned islands

like that with the wood,”

shares Peter Murray. The

stove was designed to be “a

focal point and monumental,”

says Anthony, with cooktop

units inset within mitered

Imperial Danby marble slabs

from Marble and Granite.

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This house is formal and casual at the same time. The success of its

design stems from how it harmonizes two polar opposites.

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The homeowners’ wishes, including the game room bar and the wine

cellar, provided the team with unique design opportunities. “ They

gave us all these little follies that we could play with and chew on.”

—Allison Guay, project architect MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects

In the media room, Maverick Integration

configured a challenging but great

sounding space, says design consultant

John Bray, featuring a large-scale

14-foot screen and a motorized dropdown

lift that hides a projector in the

ceiling. The room also includes a flat

sawn oak bar with a dark background

and light ceruse. The wine cellar,

with its zinc walls with stainless steel

dowels, is another example of a great

collaboration; the team worked with

Jake Ducharme at Metalmorfis.

The home’s undeniable style stems, in part, from its

confidence. “The key is to keep it understated, knowing

that the design has such authority that it can be subtle and

serene,” says Marcus.

Chic, clean-lined furnishings and an overarching neutral

palette espouse this sensibility. Splashes of color in

contemporary art and accents, like the persimmon console

table by the bar and the throw pillows of the sofas, make the

interior design pop.

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“Everywhere you turn, there’s a surprise,” says Anthony.

And a novelty that is carefully orchestrated. Every detail—

from the door casings to the stair rail motif to the stove

design—was approached as if it were being done for the

first time. “Even when you think you’ve seen everything,”

says Anthony, “there is something else to see.”

Like the interiors, the grounds, with its rectangular pool,

fire pit terrace and car salon, have a lot of program, but

Gregory Lombardi Design, together with landscape

contractor The Schumacher Companies, “culled out

moments” within the terrain, says Principal Gregory

Lombardi, unifying the landscape elements with a lush

lawn fringed with a garden edge. Not surprisingly, the

array is a natural paradox and “both fluid and geometric,”

he says. “That little overlook for the fire pit is pure

geometry,” and magic.

The home fully engages with its setting and sits privately

on a knoll among canopy trees. It is completely and

organically integrated into its site and the kind of house,

says Marcus, “that when you go by and take a look, you

realize how truly special it is.”

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“The house wraps around the hill in an organic way,” says Gregory Lombardi, and specimen

trees like Stewartia and paperbark maples were salvaged to use in the new design. Features

include a fire pit overlook and a garden path walkway created for the homeowner and her dog.

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“ There is a softness and a cottage feel to the landscape.

The plantings are not formal or off-putting, but gardenesque.”

—Gregory Lombardi

To give the exterior of the

home "a warm feeling,"

founder Nick O'Hara of

O'Hara & Company used

a European-style stone

veneer that mixes three

types of stone sourced

from three different

states. In keeping with

the architectural style, the

chimneys are constructed

in stone and brick.

Architect: MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects

Construction: Superintendent: Wayne Caruso

Kenneth Stevens Custom Homes

Interiors: Anthony Catalfano Interiors

Millwork: Fine Finish, Inc.

Wayne Towle Master Finishing and Restoration

Home Integration: Maverick Integration

Wine Room: Metalmorfis

Landscape Architect: Gregory Lombardi Design

Landscape Construction: Schumacher Companies

Masonry: O'Hara & Company LTD

Photography: Chuck Choi, Marcus Gleysteen &

Warren Patterson

Text: Sandy Giardi

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CUSTOM

KITCHENS, BATHS &

APPLIANCES

As the most popular room of the home,

your dream kitchen requires a thoughtful

design that’s as functional as it is beautiful.

The master bath, however, can be your

own sanctuary, cultivated for relaxation

and rejuvenation.

Kitchen by Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers

Photography by Greg Premru

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PROfile

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Your Lifestyle, Your Kitchen

Shouldn’t the most popular room in the house be the most extraordinary? Owner Bill Prachnick of Architectural Kitchens, Inc. answers

with a resounding yes.

While the ideal kitchen balances aesthetics and functionality, it should also be a reflection of homeowners and their lifestyles, maintains

Prachnick. For this reason, every design at Architectural Kitchens—from remodels to those installed in new constructions—is personalized

and made to order. Beautifully.

Highly regarded by interior designers and architects alike, Architectural Kitchens is known for its artful cabinetry and exquisite craftsmanship,

and its work graces some of New England’s grandest residences. Since its inception in 1996, Architectural Kitchens has championed

superior workmanship, attention to detail and customer service—core standards that are markedly clear in each and every kitchen project.

Architectural Kitchens has seen tremendous growth in their remodeling business. With three registered licensed and insured contractors on

staff, they remain poised to service all aspects of kitchen design and remodeling.

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Architectural Kitchens has been serving Boston and

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listen to somebody and guide them,” she explains. “But to do your

own house is hard, because everything you pick, is everything you

didn’t pick.”

She needn’t have feared. Her kitchen, which spills out to a patio where

she grills (a lot!), is warm and dazzling. If money were no object,

Venegas “would have done the whole kitchen in metal,” she says.

Instead, she did the next best thing: solid brass striae cabinet fronts

against a shimmering Ann Sacks ceramic backsplash, and a Sub-Zero

Wolf range recessed into the counter and clad in a brass face.

The look is striking by day, and magic at night. Venegas favors how

“fluidly and flawlessly” her kitchen works. On the other side of a

central island topped in thick quartzite, she designed a secondary

space for her husband with its own surface, sink and storage. She also

ensured that the kitchen flows into a handsome bar area, within reach

from the dinner table. “It’s all about control,” says Venegas. “You can

control how you behave in a space—and how your guests enjoy your

space—by what you put where.”

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homeowners, and all budgets.

When Splash remodeled, it was important to Director of Retail

Operations Donna Zinckmoore to offer products at all price

points and for everyone to feel welcome. The store tripled its

inventory and now offers a full spectrum of product lines in

every style. For example, customers will find a $57 shower head

on display alongside a $1100 THG shower head. After all, says

Zinckmoore, “Who doesn’t love walking into a beautiful place

where you can actually buy something you wish to have?”

As the oldest “brick and mortar” to have a kitchen and bath

showroom in New England, Splash’s customer service is second

to none. “Our professionals are experienced, savvy and able to

steer customers to the correct products for their applications,”

adds Zinckmoore. “That, coupled with quality products, brings

a peace of mind that is hard to come by.”

DID YOU KNOW? While big box stores offer the same brands

as Splash—like Moen, Kohler and Delta—“You may not be

getting what you think you are getting,” says Zinckmoore.

“Although they look like the same product, they sometimes

contain components that are plastic instead of brass.” Let

Splash’s knowledgeable staff guide you in your choices.

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Designed to complement any palette or millwork, or even disappear seamlessly into today’s contemporary kitchen, Jarvis Appliance

carries coveted brands including Bosch, Dacor, Miele, Viking, Thermador and more.

A family-run business with both second and third generations, Jarvis Appliance is known for its friendly, personalized service. Customers

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Architect John MacDonald of Morehouse

MacDonald and Associates, Inc. took a

different approach when designing a new

home for a genial, multigenerational family,

who, after living in California, has put down

roots in a wooded lot in Wellesley. Instead

of reinterpreting the Colonials and Tudors that dot the

picturesque locale, MacDonald channeled the Arts

and Crafts style, creating an inviting and wholly unique

stucco home that takes outdoor living to new ground.

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“Because John MacDonald’s

architecture has some traditional

New England detailing, the outside

had to be clean, simple and green.”

—landscape architect Troy Sober

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With its corbeled overhangs, and multiple dormers and

tiers crowned by a light-filled cupola, this home, while in

keeping with the architectural fabric of its surroundings, is

nothing like its neighbors.

MacDonald strove to create a home that was atypical,

with an aesthetic that, while easy on the eye, isn’t easy

to define. While the Arts and Crafts look is the dominant

note, the home is a hybrid, with “a little bit of English

country” in the mix, as well as an Asian influence.

The house is long, purposefully so, with a meandering

floor plan designed to embrace the backyard, and rife

with interest, shadow line and detail. While grand, its

spaces are offered up in perfectly proportioned servings,

moving like a well-timed, multi-course meal from stucco

to stone to pergola to terrace. The home’s complicated

geometry demanded a heightened level of craft from

general contractor Sanford Custom Builders, Inc. as well

as Sweeney Brothers Construction, LLC who did the

roofing and exterior architectural metal. The roof’s radial

design is carried through to the cupola, and laden with

curves and copper, including a rear eave over the porch

that was hammered and stretched by hand. Owner Jack

Sweeney and his partner and brother, Jim, employed timetested,

old-world techniques in their custom hand work

and enjoyed being involved in what Jack calls “a living,

breathing palette” that grew and changed with the build.

“The home is complex,” says president and owner Marc

Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders, Inc. and comprised

of many different building materials, including stone,

stucco, Western red cedar tapersawn shingles, and copper

eaves and built-in gutters. “Getting all of those pieces

to fit together the way they’re supposed to”—into a

seamless whole—“is all very satisfying.” As is working with

a seasoned team, says Kaplan. “The architect, landscape

architect [Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated], and

I have been doing this for decades.” Together with

thoughtful, invested homeowners, it makes for a very

happy project. “Everyone just knows what to do.”

The task at hand was to create a luxurious, livable home

that is ensconced in its landscape. So much so, in fact, that

the architect and landscape architect sited the house as

close to the street as possible to maximize the rear canvas

where landscape contractor Landscape Creations would

work magic. MacDonald also specified an organic color

palette for the home, using moss green on the windows,

and putty for the trim, to make it one with its terrain.

This fire feature and terrace is a favorite outdoor space of

Landscape Creations’ Pete Hunt. While the design has a

contemporary Californian vibe, its materials are crafted from

classic New England materials, granites and bluestone. A pathway

extends right up to the mahogany door, where you can see right

through the living space.

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“We wanted an open, transitional flow to the house, with visual access from one

space to another. They didn’t want a rabbit warren of rooms.” –John MacDonald

As with any custom home, the interiors were built expressly

for the needs of the homeowner, explains Kaplan, and

this one is both hardworking and highly functional for the

young family and their guests. What MacDonald dubs

the “living kitchen” is a prime example, as it opens to

the family room, the outdoor grill and pizza oven, and

abuts a second caterer’s kitchen, where the heavy, highflavor

cooking happens, leaving the main kitchen free for

entertaining. With its Christopher Peacock cabinetry and

hardware, it looks every part the show kitchen, but it is not,

underscores interior designer Manuel de Santaren,

of Manuel de Santaren, Inc. “It is used lovingly multiple

times a day.”

Comfort and ease drove the aesthetic. “We didn’t want

anything too precious,” says de Santaren, “so that became

the theme.” In fact, the majority of the materials used were

high-performance (i.e. indoor-outdoor fabrics that are fade

resistant and easy to care for) and “just as worry-free as

they could be.”

Still, there is sophistication, and a subtle richness imbued

throughout the home. The color palette meshes rich, warm

browns with the jewel tones of South Asia, like sapphire,

lapis and peacock blue, and shimmering touches, such as

the custom quartz chandelier that dazzles in the dining

room and a feature door in the library crafted by an artisan

in India inlaid with mother of pearl.

Often, unexpected details elevate a standard architectural

element into a masterful flourish, like the oil-rubbed

bronze balusters of the staircase that ascends a full three

stories, or the textured, washed white oak millwork finished

by Wayne Towle of Wayne Towle Master Finishing and

Restoration that lends an exotic air to the cocoon that is

the downstairs library.

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Left: Slender seating is the yin to the yang of the best-of-class cabinetry. The rift sawn oak flooring “is a work of art,” says Kaplan, and

was done by hand. “It has an incredible luster to it.” Above: This staircase “is ceremonial in nature,” says MacDonald, and ties the public

spaces of the first floor to the semi-private and private realms of the second and third floor. As a continuous, three-dimensional element,

it was one of the most exciting architectural features for the builder to work on.

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“Many of the

decorative details

in this home are

a nod to South

Asia. I have a great

fondness for that

part of the world

and a tremendous

connection to

those cultures.”

—Manuel de Santaren

Most rooms provide “a lens for the landscape,” explains

Troy Sober, Principal of Gregory Lombardi Design, and

his firm collaborated closely with MacDonald to ensure

“uninhibited views” at every turn, sometimes swapping a

door for a window to frame the luxuriant landscape and

bluestone terraces and walkways from within.

There is, after all, just as much living to do outside as in.

“From a landscape perspective, this house absolutely

takes cues from a West Coast lifestyle, with its emphasis on

outdoor living spaces,” says Pete Hunt, Project Executive

of Landscape Creations. Indeed, cultivating “simple

California living on the East Coast was a priority,” confirms

Sober; one achieved by creating family-centric “clusters,”

including a swimming pool with a cascading spa, the

fire feature, a screened porch and a sport court currently

being constructed. With all of the individualized outdoor

spaces, the oasis feels more like a resort than a yard.

This is in line with Gregory Lombardi Design’s “blue-sky”

philosophy, Sober explains, “we always try to show a

client what they can have, and they can decide if they

want to have it.”

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Architecture: Morehouse MacDonald and Associates

Construction: Sanford Custom Builders Inc.

Roofing and Exterior Architectural Metal: Sweeney

Brothers Construction, LLC

Interior Design: Manuel de Santaren, Inc.

Wood Finishes: Wayne Towle Master Finishing

& Restoration

Landscape Architecture: Gregory Lombardi

Design Incorporated

Landscape Construction: Landscape Creations

Photography: Nat Rea Photography

Text: Sandy Giardi

Manuel de Santaren designed carpets

that reimagine classical elements

from the rugs of the Far East and

South Asia in a modern way. Left:

In the dining room, silk is used on

the wall coverings, and pearlized

leather on the chairs. Above: The

library room is warm and welcoming

with its textured chocolate hues,

including cerused white oak millwork

finished by Wayne Towle, who de

Santaren calls “a magician.” Though

it looks commissioned for the space,

the modern, turquoise painting was

purchased by the couple as newlyweds

in New York. The door to the right of

the fireplace is inlaid with mother of

pearl and was crafted in India.

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A granite and bluestone open-air porch, equipped with an ashlar

style granite fireplace and overhead heating, extends the outdoor

living season. Phantom screens are recessed into the structure’s

tapered columns and stone bases to keep out mosquitoes.

The backyard boasts “interesting rooms that are

connected by a lot of green” says Troy Sober, and clean,

linear terraces softened by native New England plantings,

including four Kwanzan cherry trees.

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The pool is tucked over to the

side to allow the gaze to rest

on the lawn and landscape

during the winter. This lush

summer palette of white and

lilac transforms to hues of red

and orange in the fall.

The landscape

design offers

something for all

seasons. “There

are places to sit on

cold evenings and

summer nights.”

—Pete Hunt

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FINISHES,

DOORS & WINDOWS

These features are key players in home

design and its aesthetic. Elements like millwork,

flooring, stone and tile elevate a living space,

bringing beauty, texture and dimension, while

smaller details, like handcrafted ironwork

and decorative hardware, add flair and

impact. Windows and doors welcome in the

outdoors, add architectural interest and frame

showstopping views.

Woodwork by Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, LLC

Photography by Keitaro Yoshioka

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Designer Digs

When it came to the millwork of

his new house on a quiet street in

Wellesley, Peter Fallon, founder

of Fallon Custom Homes &

Renovations, went deep.

We wouldn’t expect anything less from the

custom builder with his own in-house cabinetry

and woodworking shop. When he ushered us

into his stately new build completed just last

fall, we were greeted by layers of fine cabinetry,

gleaming oak hardwoods, antiques, art and a soft

gray palette.

While Fallon can often be found in his third floor

lair, with its oversized TV and comfortable chair,

the kitchen is his favorite space in the house. He

loves the room’s symmetry, while we were taken

by its luxurious cream-colored coffered ceiling

that contrasts nicely with the rift and quartersawn

white oak floors in a Jacobean stain underfoot.

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The kitchen is homey but refined, with a furniture

feel that stems from paneled appliances, the

island’s mahogany countertop and the legs of

the cabinetry. The space is emblematic of what

Fallon’s millwork shop can do—throughout a

home.

Photography: Roger Pelissier


Photography by Richard Mandelkorn

ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK • FINE CABINETRY

171 RESERVOIR ST., NEEDHAM, MA 02494 | 781.237.0505

FALLONCUSTOMHOMES.COM/BDG


JH KLEIN WASSINK

Custom Cabinetry & Fine Woodworking

We fabricate, finish and install individual pieces or all the cabinetry, woodwork and furniture

for your entire home or business in a full range of styles from traditional to contemporary.

“Celebrating 22 years in business”

DESIGN • CRAFTSMANSHIP • TECHNOLOGY

CONCORD, MA

617.283.2416

JHKW.COM


Photography: Chuck Choi

W e Make Wood Beautiful

Dedicated to the fine craft of finishing and restoration of

architectural woodwork and furniture since 1980.

178 CresCent road

n e e d h a M, Ma 02494

781-449-1313

W W W.WaynetoWle.CoM


WALTER LANE

CABINETMAKERS

Fine Millwork & Cabinetry

phone 978-469-0315

walterlanecabinetmaker.com


Photography by Keitaro Yoshioka


POWER TO THE

GLASS TECHNOLOGY DANCES WITH

ART IN THE MODERN BATHROOM...

Digital Ceramic In-Glass Printing…

custom designs for baths, kitchens, art & beyond…

369 DOUGLAS ROAD WHITINSVILLE, MA 01588

(401) 762-5953 WOON-TECH.COM


“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the

sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Peter Murray - Owner

110 Alexander Street, Framingham, MA | (508) 875-2020 | www.finefinishinc.com

Architect: MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects; Interior Desgn: Anthony Catalfano Interiors; Photography by Chuck Choi


Architect: Peter Sachs

Pella Windows & Doors

Eastern Massachusetts - Maine - New Hampshire

Take a closer look today by visiting pellaofboston.com, or call (800)-866-9886


Romancing

the

STONE

Cumar Dazzles with its Linea Couture Collection

Many know Cumar Marble and Granite for its gleaming

granite and marble, but homeowners may not be aware

that the natural stone fabricator carries a line of full slabs

of exotic and semiprecious stone typically seen only in

jewelry. This assortment—culled from personal searches

all over the world—is known as the “Linea Couture”

collection, and has stones so special, shares Vice President

Carlotta Cubi Mandra, “they are in class of their own.”

Comprised of coveted gems and materials like amethysts,

agates, petrified wood and quartzes, these luxe offerings

can grace that “once-in-a-lifetime kitchen, bath or custom

project.” Use them anywhere you’d like to make a brilliant,

beautiful statement—Cumar’s custom fabrications have

found expression on fireplace surrounds, backsplashes,

vanities, sinks, countertops, and more.

Add further drama by backlighting the stone. This design

effect accentuates the heady, saturated colors and intricate

veining found in nature’s glorious compositions.

Left: material: lapis blue semiprecious; designer: Kristin Paton

Interiors; photo: Eric Roth. Right: material: natural quartz

semiprecious; designer: Beth Martell & Enda Donagher NYC;

lighting designer: Barbara Bouyea; photo: Sargent Architectural

Photography.

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Do Come by, my dear.

Dramatic. Scintillating. Enticing.

Petrified Wood.

Cumar is New England’s preeminent source and fabricator of the finest marble, granite, limestone, and exotic stones. | 617.389.7818 | cumar.com


Setting The Standard Since 1970

Woburn, MA | minutemantile.com | 781-933-6495

Refresh

SAME HOME.

NEW LIFE.

YOUR STYLE.

CHELSEA, MA

1-877-JBSASH1

www.jbsash.com

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44.0354° N, 10.1393° E

The marble not yet carved can hold the

form of every thought the greatest artist has.

- Michelangelo


(781) 793-0700

&

Restore your marble

natural stone

Commercial and Residential Natural Stone Restoration

Countertops, bars, baths, floors foyers & more

www.bostonstonerestoration.com Before After

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BOSTON CHICAGO DALLAS NEW YORK PALM BEACH SAN FRANCISCO

BOSTON DESIGN CENTER

1 DESIGN CENTER PL, 4 TH FLOOR, SUITE 435 617.261.9736

888.845.3487 www.parisceramicsusa.com info@parisceramicsusa.com


PROfile

“We are the industry leader nationwide for the residential

installation of 6mm porcelain slabs.” —Talha Algur, owner

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Ideal Tile of Newton brings “tile perfection” to its showroom and

has for 19 years. They work with the most prominent manufacturers

of glass, stone, ceramic, and porcelain, importing materials

directly from Italy. New to Ideal Tile, the addition of the best

3 Italian engineered wood companies, Salis, IPF and original

Parquet, to its selection of flooring choices with 350 color options

to choose from. From vibrant water jet mosaics to pristine porcelain

slabs to on-trend subway tiles and now to the best engineered

wood flooring, the experienced sales design team can satisfy

every decorating need, beautifully.

At Ideal Tile, magnificent porcelain slabs are a specialty—the

company carries more than 72 colors and finish options and over

1400 slabs in stock. More and more residential and commercial

architects are specifying 6mm porcelain slabs for their designs,

and Ideal Tile has remained on the forefront of the material’s

technological advances for years. As a pioneer in the industry,

Ideal Tile has learned how to properly handle the porcelains to

ensure a perfect installation every time. Whether an application

calls for a single sheet of slab, or 120 slabs, the installation

demands an attention to detail and know-how. Ideal Tile’s level of

expertise has led them to develop installation techniques that have

since become the new standard in the industry.

IDEAL

TILE OF

NEWTON

PROfile

Ideal Tile of Newton

244 Needham Street

Newton, MA 02464

617-559-0303

www.idealtileboston.com

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Painstakingly Perfect

Interior Design: Kotzen Interiors, LLP; Photography: Warren Patterson

For over 34 years, our craftspeople have provided superior service and custom

installations of all large and small format tiles plus so much more.

774.233.0210 | 508.872.TILE

www.installplusinc.com | info@installplusinc.com


New England’s PREMIER Wood Flooring Specialists!

Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka

Since 1984, David J. Galvin Flooring has been providing the highest quality

workmanship and customer service in the industry. This commitment has

allowed us to continuously expand our customer base and distinguish ourselves

as one of the most trusted and reliable hardwood flooring professionals.

Groton: 978-448-3206 • Acton: 978-263-3207 • Wellesley: 781-239-3206

www.galvinflooring.net


: Richard Mandelkorn


MODERN

CLASSIC

Kolbe's various product lines can meet specific architectural and aesthetic

goals. Careful design, quality craftsmanship, many aesthetic choices, and

innovative solutions help Kolbe windows and doors manifest your vision.

We're for the visionaries. ®

800.543.5403 | WWW.HORNERMILLWORK.COM |


Photography: Greg Premru

We’ve been the brand behind your marble, granite, and

quartz countertops since 1990.

At Marble and Granite, our professional design consultants will assist you at one of our

showrooms, and support you from the selection process through the installation. We save

you time and money on your countertops, and value transparency—our clients receive

quotes outlining material and labor costs.

www.marbleandgranite.com | 877-39-STONE

Showroom Locations: Albany, NY Milford, CT Westwood, MA


Distributors of custom wood products.

www.huntcustomwood.com


Design Wood Floors

CAPE COD LANTERNS

Handcrafted

Brass and Copper Lighting

508.945.1659 | 309 Orleans Rd., North Chatham, MA | capecodlanterns.com

designwoodfloors.com • 617.967.4071

Some electrical contractors leave you

twisting in the wind.

We make sure it’s on a hammock.

u 617.527.3296 difoggioelectric.com

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Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka

Bridging the gap between a custom construction company and individual tradespeople, Sagamore Select Group

specializes in high-quality renovations and small residential projects. An in-house team completes millwork,

carpentry, painting, wallcovering and even tiling and is the ideal solution for homeowners and

designers with project needs that don’t demand the breadth of a full-scale builder. Clients can

expect personalized attention, timeliness and flexibility.

Sagamore Select Group works for the love of the build, and donates all proceeds

to worthwhile charities that are meaningful to its clients and team.

Chris@SagamoreSelect.com | 781-258-8468


DESIGN

Lifestyle Place

Discerning Homeowners Find Boston Style and

Sophistication outside the City Limits.

Newton’s “Lifestyle Place” is a suburban design destination with city chic, featuring premium

materials, products and design services for your home—within walking distance. Shop the

integrated showrooms of top-tier purveyors of tile and stone, kitchen and bath fixtures,

architectural hardware and home accents, cabinetry and furniture design, and more. Dubbed

“Lifestyle Place,” the design mecca calls to architects, interior designers, developers, contractors

and residents with its one-stop shopping, boutique feel, restaurants and cafes. Convenient to

Weston, Wellesley, Route 9 and I-90.

BOSTON FINE HOME DETAILS

A showroom sure to stoke the flames of inspiration, Boston

Fine Home Details features custom fireplace packages,

natural and cast stone mantels and the finest architectural

hardware in the industry. Also offering in-house metal

refinishing. Additional location in Providence, RI.

www.finehomedetails.com

THE GALLERY

A destination showroom featuring fine custom

cabinetry, designed and selected to reflect your

lifestyle for any room of the home. A personalized

experience with endless possibilities.

www.worldwidecabinetsgallery.com

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DISTRICT

SPLASH

Immersive. Refreshing. That’s the experience at Splash’s

state-of-the-art interactive design center. Catering to

both design professionals and retail customers, the newly

renovated showroom features the latest and greatest in

kitchen and bath design from the industry’s top brands,

at a variety of price points, in classic, transitional, eclectic

and contemporary styles. Probably the most talked about

addition is a fully-functioning spa room where clients

experience firsthand the digital showering, chromotherapy

lighting and heated flooring. Splash’s sister locations,

Spritzo, are attached to six of their wholesale divisions

located in Clinton, CT; Middletown, CT; Providence, RI;

Saco, ME; Vernon, CT; and Worcester, MA.

www.splashspritzo.com

IDEAL TILE OF NEWTON

Beautifully-designed imported tiles from the latest

trends to the most cherished traditions. Ideal Tile’s

services include design, sales and installation of

stone and tile. They are a nationally-recognized

industry leader in the residential installation of 6mm

porcelain slabs with skilled crews that offer

white-glove treatment.

www.idealtileboston.com

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FURNITURE,

TEXTILES & DECORATIVE

ACCESSORIES

You’ve found the perfect home; now make it your

own. Many designers work from the ground up,

beginning with a stunning rug or carpet. Today’s

furnishings create just the right look—from sleek and

clean-lined forms to looks of refined elegance,

and every style in between. Accessories, accents

and textiles personalize a living space, and speak

volumes about the homeowner.

Verellen’s Nina Sofa, available at ARTEFACT Boston, a Verellen boutique

Photograph courtesy of Verellen

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MICHAEL J. LEE

introducing the Verellen Salon at Artefact Boston

1317 Washington Street, Boston MA 857.350.4397

1000 Pleasant Street, Belmont MA 617.993.3347

info@artefacthome.com artefacthome.com


PROfile

Art

Makes the Difference

Just twenty minutes from Boston, on Route 9 in Natick, Renjeau Galleries maintains a

comprehensive collection of fine art by some of the region’s finest established and emerging artists.

The main gallery, a 100-year-old home with several showrooms, contains the majority of the

collection. A smaller annex building on the property provides an intimate space used for special

exhibitions, highlighting a particular artist, or private viewings.

Many customers enjoy scheduling appointments in the gallery to see the artwork they have

previewed on Renjeau’s expansive website. It’s an ideal solution for busy clients, and is often

combined with borrowing on approval or an in-home consultation, which enables clients to

visualize the art in the home or office space.

Additionally, Renjeau offers an incredible selection of custom framing choices as well as expert

fine art restoration.

Renjeau Galleries

79 Worcester Street

Natick, MA 01760

(508) 655-5121

www.renjeau.com

Photography by Keitaro Yoshioka


The Comforts of Home & Garden

The Outdoor Living Store

Outdoor Furniture

Garden Gifts

Statuary

Perennials

Annuals

Trees & Shrubs

Pottery

Fountains

Umbrellas

Fire Pits Sunbrella Cushions Tableware

Designers welcome

Closed Tuesdays

National Furniture

Retailer of the Year in

the Casual Furnishings

Industry

1265 Massachusetts Avenue | Lexington, Massachusetts

781-861-1200 | www.seasonsfour.com


Elegance

Meets Excellence

Boston Billiard Emporium

combines a passion for antiques

with painstaking craftsmanship.

PROfile

The “Golden Age of Billiards” lasted from the 1860’s until the Great Depression. During this

period, a billiard table was not simply a game table, it was a piece of furniture of the highest

caliber. These tables were made by the finest artisans, using rare woods from all over the world.

Since 1975, Boston Billiard Emporium has been New England’s leading conservator of

antique billiard tables. Owner Stephen Kelly combines his love of antiques with the painstaking

craftsmanship required to bring the exquisite billiard tables of a bygone era back to their original

grandeur.

Their tables have been featured in books, movies and magazines, as well as on NECN’s

“Dream Home” and PBS’ “This Old House”. Many of New England’s interior designers as well

as architects have planned their client’s billiard room around a billiard table and accessories

purchased from Boston Billiards.

New pool tables are also available at Boston Billiard Emporium. These tables can be

customized by selecting the species of wood, color of stain, cloth and pockets so that the table

works better in your space. You will also find a great selection of accessories, as well as a fullservice

repairs department for anything that may go wrong with your table.

343 Medford Street

Somerville, MA 02145

(800) 479-1661

www.bostonbilliards.net

Photography by Warren Patterson & Roger Pelissier

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Vispring has crafted supremely comfortable beds since pioneering the pocket sprung mattress in 1901. To this day,

every Vispring is made entirely by hand, from start to finish, using the finest natural materials and time- honed skills.

348 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776 | 978-440-8200 | www.TheOrganicMattress.com

Complimentary White-Glove Delivery throughout the Continental U.S.


NATICK BOSTON BURLINGTON 800.368.3778 WWW.DOVERRUG.COM


Boston

Celebrates

Design!

Seventh Annual

March 25 - April 5

12-Day Citywide Festival

80+ Events - Most Free

BostonDesignWeek.com

All events are open to the public.

Register now for our eNews.

Save The Date!

Boston Design Week Awards

Friday Evening April 3

Produced by: Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC

Sponsored by:

Sol LeWitt, Bars of Color within Squares (MIT), 2007

© 2018 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photo: George Bouret. Courtesy of MIT List Visual Arts Center


Our showroom offers a full range

of Fabric, Furniture, Wall Coverings,

Lighting, Trims and Accessories.

ailanthus

Boston Design Center

Suites 434 & 442

Phone 617.482.5605

www.ailanthusltd.com


patchwork bone maple / solid bronze / custom sizes available

JEFFSODERBERGH.COM

custom sustainable furnishings

seasonal Cape Cod showroom

11 West Main St

Wellfleet, MA 02667

open May - December

year round Newport studio

by appointment only

401.845.9087

info@jeffsoderbergh.com

coming soon!

new RI studio/showroom

549 Park Avenue

Portsmouth, RI 02871


HOME INTEGRATION

& LIGHTING

Today’s smart homes are advanced yet

user friendly. Controlled from the touch of a

button, surveillance, lighting, shades, audio

and visual media are custom configured to

enhance and simplify daily life. Lighting may

be the home’s most underrated element;

directly and indirectly, it casts a mood,

spotlights or defines a style.

Séura Storm Outdoor TV, available through Maverick Integration

Photography courtesy of Séura

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Natural windowcovering

from Hartmann & Forbes

The Maverick Integration Vigilance Program is a

dedicated design and installation program that

provides performance optimization for our clients

systems during and long after deployment.

Showrooms in Nashua & Waltham

Servicing active projects from Bar Harbor to Naples

603.490.1177 maverickintegration.com


“Darwin Premier – the new evolution in home automation. Darwin analyzes,

monitors, calibrates, and responds to changing environmental health conditions

throughout the home – including air, water, lighting, temperature, and more – to

help enhance health, well-being, and performance. Maverick Integration is the

first authorized Darwin dealer in New England. Call us. Let us turn the home you

worked for into a home that works for you.”

DARWIN

INTELLIGENCE

FILTERED

AIR

PURIFIED

WATER

CIRCADIAN

LIGHTING

ENHANCED

SLEEP


Rendering courtesy of

Four Seasons One Dalton Street


Specializing in luxury

Boston high-rises as well as city and

suburban residential homes

For over 35 years, Creative Systems has provided the latest in

integrated systems and expert installation. Homeowners no longer

need to choose technology over style—today’s applications are

seamless and smart.

Home Integration (Alexa & Google Home)

Audio (Sonos) and Video Systems (Latest 4K Technology)

Lighting Control (Lutron)

Climate & Shade Control Surveillance

Wireless Networks

Natick 508-655-2262

Osterville 508-420-0918

www.creativesys.com


WE BUILD OUR SMART HOME SYSTEMS

AROUND YOU

To create the most sophisticated smart homes we work directly with the Client,

Builder, Architect or Designer. The Choice is yours!

Come visit us at the NEW Sounds Good Experience Center

Sounds Good Corporation

179 Bear Hill Rd. Suite 106

Waltham, MA 02451

781.890.8700 | Info@soundsgoodcorp.com | www.soundsgoodboston.com

Like us on Social Media: Facebook and Twitter: @SoundsGoodMA Instagram: @SoundsGoodCorp


AUTHORIZ E D DEALE R

AUTHORIZ E D DEALE R

Linden Table Lamp

Kelly Wearstler

Light New England | 50 Terminal St. | Building 2 - Unit #524

Boston, MA 02129 | 617.286.7181 | www.lightne.com


Theater in an Instant

Photos: Keitaro Yoshioka Photography

Music

Video

Lighting

Shading

Communications

Control

At Cutting Edge Systems, we’ve been on the forefront of state-of-the-art technology systems

in the home for over 25 years. Architectural audio and visual solutions are our specialty.

How do we do it? In this elegant living room, we installed custom speakers around the

fireplace and hid the surround sound channels, invisibly beneath the plaster. A concealed, 4K

laser projector resides within a soffit to cast brilliant images with High Dynamic Range on a

12-foot, acoustically transparent screen. Blackout shades lower automatically whenever a movie

plays. We can equip any room to transform at the touch of a button.

Cutting Edge Systems • 364 Littleton Rd. • Westford, MA 01886 • (978) 392-1392 • www.cuttingedgehome.com


Maverick Integration is one

of the first in New England

to embrace a new frontier in

residential lighting control:

the advent of color temperate lighting calibrated

to the time of day. Ketra lighting (later followed

by USAI, Savant and LF Illumination) has redefined

fixtures with automation that harnesses the color and

temperature of natural light and brings it indoors. Gone

are the days of the one-size-fits-all incandescent light

bulb you grew up with that has the same steady yellow

glow whenever it’s switched on.

“What Ketra did,” explains Systems Designer Dennis

Jaques of Maverick Integration, is to “provide a seamless

lighting experience that follows the Circadian rhythms

of our bodies and the earth.” Just after sunrise, this

technology adjusts and elicits a soft warm light; at high

noon, it captures that white-blue tone that streams in from

the window; and, come sunset, it imbues a “warm amber

glow, like a candle or the feel of a cool summer night.”

Photos courtesy of Ketra

Ketra’s system is configured to the

homeowner’s zip code, longitude and

latitude, so it knows when the sun rises and

sets in a given locale, year-round. Residents

“can’t tell where the sun or natural light stops

and the electronic light begins” in their living

spaces, continues Jaques. It is unintelligible,

and, like the sun, changes so slowly, you don’t

notice it. But you feel it.

Maverick Integration has deployed several systems

last year alone, and clients have been struck by

how much they enjoy the technology. Depending

on the time of day, the light makes you feel happy,

energized, focused, relaxed and ready for rest.

Delos, a New York based company and global wellness

pioneer committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing

in the environments where we live, work, sleep and

play, integrated Ketra within its new office space, as the

technology is in keeping with its ethos, but not everyone

in homebuilding has been quick to embrace it. “When

you think about it,” maintains Jaques, “the way we wire

buildings is the way we wired them back in the 1950s.”

Given the groundbreaking progress in the lighting world,

“it’s time for a change.”

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HOME AUTOMATION MULTI-ROOM AUDIO/VIDEO LIGHTING CONTROL MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENTS

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING NETWORKING CUSTOM SOLUTIONS HOME AUTOMATION MULTI-ROOM AUDIO/VIDEO

LIGHTING CONTROL MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENTS LANDSCAPE LIGHTING NETWORKING CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

Enhance your lifestyle and have complete control with

smart technology throughout your entire home

Visit our Experience Center / Showroom at 34 Wexford Street, Needham, MA 02494

(617) 391-8919 | www.sdiboston.com


Creative Custom Lamps, Shade Designs And Lighting

21 Walden Street, Concord, MA

978.369.3000

Hours Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm

www.concordlampandshade.com

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We’ll take care of your fixtures,

capacitors & amperes…

so you can do the

Downward Dog… ohms.

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Beautiful design gets the attention but

integrated technology brings it to life!

Builder: Sea-Dar Construction; Interior design: Spring Hill Design; Photographer Greg Premru

Visit our state-of-the-art AVD Experience Center at

383 University Avenue, Westwood, MA. Schedule your appointment now!

Lighting & Climate Controls ▼ Automated Shades ▼ State-of-the-Art Audio & Video Systems

Osterville - 508-428-1435 ▼ www.avdesigns.com ▼ Westwood - 617-965-4600


LANDSCAPE

ARCHITECTS

Landscape architects imagine the

outdoor living spaces that have

redefined homes in New England.

Considering both hardscape and

softscape, these professionals play up

a site to its fullest advantage when

conceiving formal, woodland or pool

gardens, terraces and outdoor kitchens.

Landscape Architecture by Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated

Landscape Construction by Landscape Creations

Photography by Nat Rea Photography

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L a n d s cape Arch i t ectur e

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CONSTRUCTION

ESTATE CARE

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LEBLANC JONES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

617.426.6475 | leblancjones.com


The MacDowell Company

Landscape Architecture

21 Center Street Weston, Massachusetts | TheMacDowellCompany.com | 781.899.9393


Out of Site!

Architecture:

MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects

Photography: Jeff Sinon

Meandering native stone drives. Jaw-dropping views.

Mossy, stepping-stone paths. Granite hardscapes that

take on the tones of the lake. Landscape design/build

firm Pellettieri Associates, Inc. brings nature’s splendor

to higher ground. At a time when homeowners are

appreciating the great outdoors more than ever—in

their lives and in their home designs—we sat down with

President George Pellettieri, who has been in the business

for 35 years, to see just how his firm does it.

First and foremost, Pellettieri Associates likes to enter

the picture early. “We can be the most beneficial if we are

the first ones on the site and the last ones to leave,” he

says. If his team can see the setting, they can assess its

features, views and special characteristics, and create an

optimal program, often with outdoor “rooms” that serve

multiple uses.

They take their cues from nature—the granite of the

surrounding ledge, the direction of the sun—as well as

the wants of the homeowner. “Lifestyle is so important,”

contends Technology Director Graham Pellettieri; we

encourage residents to think hard about how they intend

to use their property. Will they entertain regularly and, if

so, how many guests? Do they cherish a particular tree?

What time of year will they be using the home?

Pellettieri Associates then brings these seamless,

sustainable settings to fruition, maintaining them for years

afterward. The company is happiest when asked, “Were

you really here?” offers George. “That’s a sign that we’ve

done our job well.”

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PELLETTIERI ASSOCIATES, INC.

Celebrating over 35 years of award-winning landscapes

Landscape Architecture & Construction

Land Selection & Planning

Fine Gardening

PELLETTIERIASSOC.COM

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF AWARD-WINNING LANDSCAPES

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Landscape Architecture

Photography: Warren Patterson

COHASSET, MA 508.280.3206 BRIANFRAZIERDESIGN.COM


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Not far from a busy, divided highway dotted with traffic lights and

populated by strip malls and car dealerships, within a private block

cloistered by hundreds of Norway spruce, is a garden for the ages.

The extraordinary, expansive landscape, inspired in part by the vistas and terraces of the Dumbarton Oaks

estate in Washington D.C., has an unmistakably European feel. Its series of structured yet intimate outdoor

spaces, influenced by the surrounding architecture, and outlined with lattice brick walls, boxwoods and yew

hedges, are something you might see on the continent, rather than Massachusetts.

“The entire grounds are traditional,” explains landscape architect Brian Frazier of Brian Frazier Design, who

began working on the initial phases of this property roughly 12 years ago in tandem with interior designer

Anthony Catalfano of Anthony Catalfano Interiors, landscape contractor R.P. Marzilli & Company, architect

Eric Daum of Eric Inman Daum Architect, LLC and built by KVC Builders. This site—and home—are not what

you might expect from owner Ernie Boch, Jr., an auto czar, musician and philanthropist who, says Frazier,

“looks like ’rock n’ roll.”

And, while the president and CEO of Subaru New England may have rock-star status in Boston as a fierce

advocate for the arts, music and culture, his taste, at least in the case of his one-of-a-kind grounds, runs to

the impeccably classic and refined. Which is not to say that there isn’t something wonderfully outlandish

about the latest phase of his property now reaching completion, the crown jewel of which is a garden pavilion

where members of Boch’s family are interred and remembered, and where he plans to be laid to rest.


Left: London planetrees set

up the view, says Frazier,

and “make it a special place.”

Initially, Frazier considered

a reflecting pool, but Boch

preferred a sunken lawn.

Boch also insisted on a

copper cross to crown the

garden pavilion, rather than

goldleaf, for an integrated,

subtle effect. Right: The

main door to the building is

custom bronze by Tishchler

Und Sohn, with a bronze

door surround by Wiemann

Metalcraft. The interior door

is mahogany with a crotch

veneer panel fabricated by

South Shore Millwork.

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The idea arose from a very practical purpose, explains

Ernie Boch, Jr. “Statistics show that 80 percent of Americans

have no plan for when they die. I’m not talking about

wills,” he says emphatically, “I’m talking about what they

plan to do with their body.” Couple that with the fact that

town cemeteries are getting full, and Boch felt compelled

to take matters into his own hands. Beautifully.

He visited mausoleums all over the world—Europe, New

Orleans, and, closer by, Brookline—to get ideas for his

garden pavilion, and then assembled the finest team

possible, he says, “to run with it.” Daum’s contemporary

classical design, Catalfano’s flawless counsel and Frazier’s

The coffered dome has 24 bays symbolizing the hours of the day

and a bronze laylight in a sunburst pattern designed, fabricated,

finished and installed by Wiemann Metalcraft. The marble floor

was cut and carved in Italy and dry assembled as a mock-up before

it was shipped over. The interior columns are fluted and composed

of stacked segments of Verdi Alpi Marble. The marble floor,

columns and inscription tables were furnished and installed by

Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc. Above: The hypostyle hall’s

four columns suggest the weight of mourning. Each chamber

features fabric, fur and a curtain for a very quiet and somber experience.

Right: Charcoal Gray Coldspring granite stairs descend

to the crypt, which is marked by a red door.

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vision for the landscape and pebble terrace took the project

to higher ground. It is a site created to endure, with

a level of complexity and aestheticism that the team as a

whole has rarely—if ever—experienced before.

Daum’s contemporary temple, a robust and instantly

iconic vision in ashlar charcoal granite (selected for its

kinship to Quincy granite) harkens back to a long tradition

of classical architecture, with the Greek Doric style its

governing order. Its main volume is a cube, anointed by

a hemispherical dome sheathed in standing-seam copper

sheeting. Four wings project outward to the “cardinal

points of the compass,” explains Daum, and bronze doors

and windows, fabricated by the renowned Tishchler Und

Sohn, let in the landscape.

The interior has an exalted, jewel-like bearing, with flooring

by Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc., composed

of nine different marbles. A luminous stained glass laylight

within the center of the dome draws the eye heavenward,

its profusion of pinks and blues representing the evening

sky and, at its center, the setting sun. Empire influenced

chandeliers add further drama to the space.

While the upper sanctuary “celebrates the cycle of life,”

says Daum, the crypt below, accessed by stairs, signifies

life’s transience. Swathed in shades of grey, black and

gold, it strikes a rich but solemn chord. Its rounded columns,

which, says Frazier, aren’t a necessity as the structure

is so well built, look to be heavy with grief. “They’re

just ominous,” says Boch. That’s the only word for it.”

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After excavating the site,

installing forms for the outline,

outfitting underground

heating so that the terrace

won’t accumulate snow,

and pouring the concrete,

R.P. Marzilli & Company’s

craftsmen worked for three

months under a tent structure

during the winter of

2015-2016 (on their hands

and knees) to guide every

pebble into place. The team

went through a dozen or

so mockups of grouts and

mortar before landing on the

product to joint it with.

The layering of the plant materials defines

the terraces, creating outdoor spaces that are

warm and inviting. The foliage has an almost

ethereal effect coming off the hardscape.

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Directly on axis and embedded within the

landscape, lies the pebble terrace, designed

by Frazier and handcrafted by R.P. Marzilli &

Company. Comprised of contrasting black

and white Mexican beach stones handpicked

for size and length, the curving, flat

terrace paves a singular path to the pavilion.

Layers of taxus, hydrangea, Russian sage

and boxwood surrounding the terrace are

integral to the design. The plantings soften

the stonework, “creating spaces that are

warm and inviting,” says project manager

Chris Johnson of R.P. Marzilli & Company.

“While the hardscape work is one-of-a-kind

and unique, it would be nothing without the

other layers,” he continues, and the seamless

and systematic terrain.

The execution of both the pebble terrace

and garden pavilion required unparalleled

dexterity from the team at R.P. Marzilli &

Company and KVC Builders. “There are so

many great details on this project,” says

KVC Builders project manager Jackson

Mello, every one of which involved a high

level of craft and, at times, problem solving.

Throughout the build, KVC’s Construction

Supervisor Jack Griffin was an incredible implementer

who navigated the project to new

heights, says Mello. The job required the

dome to be built in concrete, rather than the

wood frame KVC would typically use. Due

to the complexity of the structure,“more or

less, we had to design backwards,” explains

Griffin. “The concrete had to be designed

to fit within the finished stone drawings,”

clarifies Mello. “That’s very different from

the way we would normally build.”

The team not only succeeded, they soared,

and every one of the professionals is grateful

to Boch for having had this opportunity.

It is, by all accounts, the project of a lifetime.

“We’ll never have another one like this,”

says Daum. “No, never,” agrees Griffin.

Architecture: Eric Inman Daum Architect

and Merrimack Design Architects,

Eric Daum Partner in Charge

Builder: KVC Builders

Landscape Architect: Brian Frazier Design

Landscape Construction: R.P. Marzilli &

Company

Interior Design: Anthony Catalfano Interiors

Millwork: South Shore Millwork

Wood Finishing: Wayne Towle Master

Finishing and Restoration

Tech Integration: Maverick Integration

Photographer: Warren Patterson

Text: Sandy Giardi

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a transcendent property.

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LANDSCAPE

Landscape contractors sculpt the

grounds and cultivate the terrain that

inspires us to get outdoors. From masonry

and construction to plantings, fencing,

maintenance and irrigation, these

professionals keep our terraces and

gardens glorious in all four seasons.

Landscape Construction by Pellettieri Associates, Inc.

Architecture by MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects

Photography by Jeff Sinon

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Rosemary Fletcher Photography, Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects

Greg Premru Photography, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects

Rosemary Fletcher Photography, Hawk Design Landcape Architects

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design needs. Crafted in low maintenance AZEK. Available in a variety of colors, looks just like natural

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Preserving a New England Gem...

Finley Perry and Lynne K. Bower at Elm Bank

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley has plans to be an even greater green

escape and enrichment center. Board of Trustees members Finley Perry, retired owner and founder of F.H. Perry

Builder, and Lynne K. Bower, owner of Stonegate Gardens, have revealed that a master plan has reached completion

that will enhance the historic landscape and better connect the rolling campus.

Many know Elm Bank for its soccer fields, but there is much more to this multifaceted jewel, including 12 gardens,

educational and children’s programs and events.

This new plan will take Elm Bank “twenty years into the future,” says Director of Development Elaine Lawrence,

returning elements like the Asian garden to the glory of yesteryear. While the board’s focus right now is botanical, says

Perry, a side effort is also under way to attract a developer to turn the property’s “manor house into something useful.”

It was board chair Wayne Mezitt of Weston Nurseries who reached out to him and Bower for their involvement, and

they’re glad he did. Says Bower, between Elm Bank’s master plan and what’s slated for its future, “it’s exciting to

make an impact now.”

For more information about Elm Bank, visit masshort.org.

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Photography: Roger Pelissier

Stonegate gardenS, a nursery set on five acres at the

Lincoln-Weston line, is a gardener’s paradise.

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started Young Ideas, Inc. while studying architecture in college. Now, an architect

himself, Jeff understands the importance of detail and how critical the final finish is to the

outcome of the job. “On most renovation projects, painting is often the last thing done

and the finished surface is what’s visible when the job is completed.” Because of this,

Young and his crew of professional painters know the importance of prep work.

Young Ideas works with many of the top builders, architects, decorators and designers in

the Boston area to bring their vision to life. In addition to more traditional painting jobs,

the company does faux painting, textures and wallpapering.

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copper weather vanes

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Artisan Iron works closely with homeowners,

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Quality selection of antique, vintage,

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days. Cleaning, repairs and restoration done

on premises. FREE in-home pick-up and

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INDEX

7 Tide....................................................................................................... 4-5

a Blade of Grass..................................................................... 26-29, 244

Acorn Tree and Landscaping...........................................................267

Adams and Beasley Associates...................................................78-79

Adolfo Perez Architect....................................................................47, 61

Ailanthus.................................................................................................216

Amy Martin Landscape Design.......................................................270

Anderson Fireplace................................................................................ 15

Anderson Insulation............................................................................279

Anthony Catalfano Interiors................19-25, 123, 130-141, 246-255

Architectural Kitchens, Inc.........................................................144-145

Ares Structures.....................................................................................283

ARTEFACT.....................................................................................207, 208

Artisan Iron............................................................................................286

Atlantic View, Inc.................................................................................265

Audio Video Design.............................................................................231

Bannon Custom Builders..................................................................... 82

Bensonwood Homes............................................................................98

Betsy Bassett Interiors........................................................................129

Boston Billiard Emporium...................................................................211

Boston Design Week 2020................................................................214

Boston Fine Home Details.........................................8, 204-205, 275

Boston Garage.................................................................19-25, 276-277

Boston Stone Restoration..................................................................192

Brassworks Fine Home Details.............................................................8

Brendon Properties................................................................................ 81

Brian Frazier Design..........................................................245, 246-255

Brickstone..............................................................................................270

Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, Inc........................................... 74-75

C2MG Builders........................................................................................96

C&T Design.............................................................................................127

California Closets......................................................................................6

Cape Cod Cupola.................................................................................286

Cape Cod Lanterns..............................................................................202

Capital Masonry & Paving.................................................................266

Carole Bruce Workroom.....................................................................128

Carter & Company................................................................................125

Catalano Architects........................................................................ 44-45

Charles River Wine Cellars................................................................280

The Carpet Workroom.......................................................................286

The Chelsea Company.........................................................................84

Clapper’s Creative Fireplace Solutions..........................................282

Clarke–Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom & Test Kitchen.........4-5, 150

CM Ragusa Builders........................................................................ 72-73

Columbia Contracting Corp...........................................................70-71

Combined Energies, Inc........................................................................ 17

Concept Building, Inc............................................................................ 85

Concord Lamp & Shade.....................................................................230

Control 4.................................................................................................224

Creative Systems........................................................................ 222-223

Crown Point Cabinetry........................................................................149

Cumar, Inc.......................................................................................186-187

Cummings Architects.....................................................................40-41

Cutting Edge Homes, Inc....................................................................102

Cutting Edge Systems........................................................................227

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects.................................................239

Designer Garage Doors......................................................................... 18

Design Wood Floors...........................................................................202

DiFoggio Electric.........................................................52, 102, 202, 230

Divine Design Center......................................................................92-93

Dover Rug...............................................................................................213

Duckham Architecture & Interiors....................................................54

E.W. Tarca Construction, Inc............................................................... 88

Elza B. Design, Inc................................................................................128

Eric Inman Daum Architect..............................................48, 246-255

F.H. Perry Builder.................................................................... 7, 9, 11, 103

Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations...................................... 68-69

Fallon Fine Cabinetry & Millwork............................................. 176-177

Ferguson Showrooms........................................................................ 160

Fine Finish, Inc........................................................104-115, 130-141, 183

Foley Fiore Architecture...................................................................... 52

Frank Webb Home................................................................................161

The Gallery...........................................................................162, 204-205

Galvin Flooring, Inc.............................................................. 104-115, 197

Gregory Lombardi Design Incorporated...... 130-141, 164-173, 233,

234-235

Groom Construction............................................................................. 97

Hawthorn Builders................................................................................101

Heather Vaughan Interior Design....................................................122

Horner Millwork.....................................................................................199

Hunt Flooring.........................................................................................201

I-Kanda Architects.................................................................................54

Ideal Tile of Newton..................................................194-195, 204-205

In Memoriam: Richard “Dick” Rigoli...............................................288

Installations Plus, Inc...........................................................................196

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art..................................... 55

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.......................................................34-35

Janine Dowling Design, Inc...............................................................126

Jarvis Appliance............................................................................ 152-153

JB Sash & Door..................................................................................... 190

Jeff Soderbergh....................................................................................217

JH Klein Wassink & Company, Inc...................................................178

Jill Neubauer Architects Incorporated...................................... 56-59

JW Construction, Inc.......................................................................86-87

Karen Sebastian, LLC..........................................................................244

Kenyon Woodworking........................................................................198

KINEGATE...............................................................................................192

Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc........................................................ 76-77

Kitchen and Bath Gallery/Supply New England.........................159

Kitchen Visions......................................................................................154

Kochman Reidt + Haigh............................................................. 143, 148

Kotzen Interiors, LLP..............................................................117, 120-121

Kramer’s Custom Kitchens and Woodworking...........................162

KVC Builders.........................................Inside Front Cover-1, 246-255

Landscape Creations................................................ 164-173, 233, 269

Lavallee Systems.................................................................................286

LDa Architecture & Interiors...........................................32-33, 118-119

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects.............................................240

Lien Enterprises Custom Builders & Renovators........................ 100

Light New England..............................................................................226

Longfellow Design Build.......................................................................16

Lynch Construction & Remodeling...................................................98

The MacDowell Company..................................................................241

Makkas Drapery....................................................................................124

Marble & Granite, Inc......................................................................... 200

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC..........................238

Maverick Integration............... 130-141, 219, 220-221, 228, 246-255

Mellowes & Paladino, Inc..................................................................... 42

Merz Construction.................................................................................80

Metalmorfis................................................ 130-141, Inside Back Cover

Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors............................... 31, 43

MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects.......19-25, 38-39, 130-141, 257

Minuteman Tile..................................................................................... 190

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams............................................................2-3

Monique’s Bath Showroom...............................................................154

Morehouse MacDonald and Associates.................... 50-51, 164-173

Newton Kitchens & Design................................................................155

Oasis Shower Doors.............................................................................163

Onyx Corporation................................................................................264

The Organic Mattress...........................................................................212

Paris Ceramics.......................................................................................193

Parker Construction, Inc......................................................................90

Patrick Ahearn Architect.....................................19-25, 26-29, 36-37

Paul Weber Architecture.....................................................................49

Pella Windows & Doors Company...........130-141, 180-181, 184-185

Pellettieri Associates, Inc................................................. 242-243, 257

Perfection Fence...................................................................................271

Peter Sachs Architect...........................................................................48

Phil Mastroianni Corp.........................................................................263

Plymouth Quarries.................................................................... 268, 286

Polhemus Savery Dasilva..................................................................... 13

Powers Gallery......................................................................................286

Precision Finish Carpentry & Remodeling................................... 100

ProSource New England.....................................................................158

R.P. Marzilli & Company..........................................246-255, 258-259

Renjeau Galleries................................................................................ 209

Roger Pelissier Photography............................................................215

Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center......................................156

Runtal North America, Inc................................................................284

S+H Construction................................................................................... 83

Sagamore Select..................................................................................203

Sanford Custom Builders, Inc.......................................66-67, 164-173

Schumacher Companies..................................................... 130-141, 261

Seasons Four..........................................................................................210

Select Horticulture, Inc...................................................................... 260

Shiplights...............................................................................................286

Shepherd PMC.........................................................................................14

Shope Reno Wharton........................................................... 46, 104-115

Slocum Hall Design Group.................................................................. 53

Snow and Jones, Inc............................................................................ 157

Soderholm Custom Builders........................................64-65, 104-115

Sounds Good Corporation................................................... 19-25, 225

Splash.....................................................................................151, 204-205

Stonegate Gardens.....................................................................272-273

Sudbury Design Group..............................................104-115, 236-237

Sweeney Brothers Construction, LLC............................164-173, 278

Sweeney Custom Homes & Renovations.......................................94

Systems Design & Integration, Inc..................................................229

T&J Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc.......... 104-115, 285

Thoughtforms.............................................................................61, 62-63

Triad Associates, Inc...........................................................................262

United Marble Fabricators.................................................104-115, 191

Varter’s Oriental Rugs........................................................................286

Venegas and Company...............................................................146-147

Walpole Outdoors...............................................................104-115, 268

Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, LLC....................... 164-173, 175, 180-181

Wayne Towle Master Refinishing & Restoration, Inc............19-25,

104-115, 130-141, 164-173, 179, 246-255

Western Window Systems........................................................188-189

Whitla Brothers Builders, Inc.............................................................89

WKP Construction..................................................................................91

WOON-TECH..........................................................................................182

Yankee Barn Homes.............................................................................95

Young Ideas............................................................................................281

Youngblood Builders............................................................................99

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In Memoriam

Richard “Dick” Charles Rigoli

January 15, 1950-March 31, 2019

Boston’s building community lost a rare talent this year. Master Builder and General Contractor Dick Rigoli, owner of

Richard C. Rigoli & Co. Inc. and Detail Millwork in Waltham, was truly the best of the best; in fact, he and his team are

responsible for crafting many of the finest luxury homes in Boston. His work set the bar for so many in his field.

But to me, he was more than a master craftsman; he was a friend. Dick was among the first to sign on with Boston

Design Guide 23 years ago, and I loved visiting him in his office, even though it was as cold as the North Pole!

It was Dick who did the renovation on my old house, and I marveled at the way the subs would jump through

hoops for him out of respect. We all would.

I had the good fortune of knowing his family—they are in my prayers—and he knew mine. In fact, he and my son shared

a mutual passion for cars. How I wish he could see the auto salon feature we’ve included this year! It’s a fitting tribute.

Without a doubt, Dick will be missed. Yet he will long be remembered for his ready smile, firm handshake and for his

professionalism and dedication to detail. Dick Rigoli not only beautified the Boston area, he made it better.

And we were all better for knowing him.

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