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BDG 25th Anniversary Edition 2022

Boston Design Guide 25th Anniversary Edition 2022. Your Luxury Home Resource Guide for everything from design to landscape as BDG Celebrates 25 Years!

Boston Design Guide 25th Anniversary Edition 2022. Your Luxury Home Resource Guide for everything from design to landscape as BDG Celebrates 25 Years!

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ON THE COVER:

CATALANO ARCHITECTS

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HOWLAND COMPANIES

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GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN

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R.P. MARZILLI LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS

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KOTZEN INTERIORS

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617.266.0555 MeyerAndMeyerArchitects.com


A Labor of Love

Celebrating 25 Years of Award-Winning Homes

Reflecting on the past two-and-a-half decades, we are proud and grateful to have worked on such incredible

projects commissioned by our exceptional clients. Our mission is to create livable spaces where utility and purpose

are balanced by beauty and delight. We look forward to many more years of inspired and creative work.


617.542.6060 | mgaarchitects.com

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IMAGINE IT. DESIGN IT. CREATE IT. LIVE IT.

Casabella Interiors has a reputation for creating spectacular

one-of-a-kind interiors and delivering exceptional service

to their clients in New England and beyond.

Begin your design journey with us.

389 ROUTE 6A | EAST SANDWICH, MA 02537 | 508.888.8688 | CASABELLAINTERIORS.COM


Your Home

We take it personally.

Your Home

We take it personally.

“We want to give you the confidence to be fearless.”

ALLISON IANTOSCA, Owner/President

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Protography: Roger Pelissier

Boston´s Premier Builders...

With a combined 40 years of experience in the industry, Larissa Cook

and Chris Magliozzi are ready to lead your next project. The team at

FBN has successfully constructed and managed some of the finest

residential build and renovation projects in the city: you can trust

your dream home will become a reality.

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design and exceptional installation services. The Bang & Olufsen SOWA team of professional installers

are ready to customize your in-home audio systems that will complement every interior. Bang & Olufsen’s

services and product offering also include full home integration inclusive of high definition smart televisions,

lighting control, motorized shades and curtains, network design and support, and more!

Contact New England’s premier technology solution provider for a complementary consultation

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Without Jeremy, it wouldn’t be Clarke.

Showroom Manager Jeremy

McCulla joined Clarke in 2014

to open their award-winning

Boston showroom. He has

been recognized by the design

industry as Boston’s top customer

service professional. Jeremy’s

product knowledge and ability

to understand the goals of

discerning homeowners and

designers makes your kitchen

design journey a pleasure.

Spend an hour at a Clarke Showroom and one thing is clear: your

time with a Clarke Consultant is the most valuable part of your

kitchen journey. While they’re not designers, these are the people

designers call on when it comes to appliance recommendations. You

won’t buy anything at Clarke, so there’s simply no pressure. What

you can do is compare more Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove models than

anywhere in New England. And explore a living portfolio of kitchens

created by the region’s top designers. You’ll leave inspired with new

knowledge to make your appliance selections with confidence.

New England’s Official Showroom and Test Kitchen

Boston & Milford, MA • South Norwalk, CT

800-842-5275 • clarkeliving.com


Welcome Home...

Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka

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


CONTENTS

28 Architects

82 Custom Builders

150 Interior Design

182 Custom Kitchens, Baths & Appliances

204 Millwork, Finishes, Flooring,

Doors & Windows

224 Stone & Tile

250 Home Integration

263 Furniture, Textiles & Decorative Accessories

288 Landscape Architects

306 Landscape

322 Specialty

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TRUE TO FORM

An historic home is revitalized with modern

attributes while retaining its authentic character.

SENSE OF PLACE

Architect Jacob Lilley’s family home exudes a meld

of traditional and contemporary design.

16 FROM THE PUBLISHER

18 FROM THE EDITOR

21 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

BDG turns 25!

48 A MOMENT WITH ADOLFO PEREZ

54 RIGHT SIZED

Marcus Gleysteen designs a Maine residence that’s

fine-tuned for its empty-nester inhabitants.

66 ENDURING LEGACY

LDa Architecture & Interiors revives an antique

home and creates cohesive family spaces that

honor its heritage.

109 EVOLUTION OF A MODERN PRAIRIE HOME

A reimagined residence embodies classic styling

and modern technology.

130 RURAL REINVENTION

Ample gathering spaces define this family home.

280 INTO THE WOODS

A new home is designed in reverence to its deeply

wooded setting.

343 INDEX

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238

CLASSIC BEAUTY

Designed for a multi-generational family to enjoy for years to come.

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FRENCH CHIC

Dee Elms creates a striking home with a mix of

classic design elements and contemporary detail.

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THE LAYERED LOOK

Robin Gannon poises a 1920’s home for

its next century.

On the covers (left to right) Cover 1:

Catalano Architects; Howland Company,

Inc.; Gregory Lombardi Design; R.P. Marzilli

& Company; Warren Patterson Photography

| Cover 2: Robin Gannon Interiors; Michael

J. Lee Photography | Cover 3: Jan Gleysteen

Architects; Rhonda Everts Interiors; Kells

Construction, Inc.; Sarah Winchester

Photography | Cover 4: Patrick Ahearn

Architect; The Chelsea Company; Warren

Patterson Photography

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

As I sit and write this letter, the news

reports that this September 11th will mark

the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. I remember

that day so well. I had just published my

fifth annual edition and I thought it was

my last. During the next several months,

I found myself wondering: Is this world

coming to an end? Is anyone going to care

about fixing up their homes? What is to

become of the life we once knew?

Well, fast forward to now, COVID-19.

Those same questions hit me as I grappled

with news of this deadly virus. The

common denominator here is that people

were told to stay in their homes. We had

high alerts of terrorist attacks back then

and high alerts of Covid being spread

now. Once again, our homes became our

safe havens and evolved quickly into our

offices, classrooms, and gyms.

Celebrating 25 Years!

All of the businesses featured in these

pages are busy and for good reason. They

are great at what they do and people

are investing in their homes to make

them comfortable, functional, and safe at

record levels. If you want a project done

in your home in the upcoming years, go

through this book and start planning your

project now: due to the lack of materials

and qualified labor force, you need to plan

ahead.

Boston Design Guide Staff: (Back L to R) Julie Kelly, Ian Kaplan, Melanie Perillo, Rob Silsby,

(Front L to R) Lisa Almquist, Jaci Conry, Maureen Lampert, and Colleen Keelan.

This 25th Anniversary issue is no different than the other milestones we have celebrated. I am grateful to the professionals

featured here who have relationships with homeowners who have graciously allowed us to feature their private spaces,

especially after the last 18 months we’ve endured as a nation.

When I brought BDG to Boston in 1997 it was the first regional home publication in New England. That’s hard to believe

now. I feel so blessed that I started out of the gate with the top home professionals 25 years ago and 50 of them are still

with me. They took a chance on a new concept: a home resource guide serving New England and I am forever grateful.

(pages 21-23)

As you can see from this gorgeous issue, print is not dead! We at BDG have mastered the blending of print and digital

to provide you all the information you need when making design and construction decisions on your home. Within these

pages you have the best of the best in home furnishings, products, and services at your fingertips.

Thank you to all my loyal clients for letting BDG showcase your business and thank you homeowners for supporting them.

Happy 25th!

Melanie Perillo, Publisher

Instagram: @BDGMelanie

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Photography: Michael J. Lee

BOSTON | 617.266.1710

MARTHA’S VINEYARD | 508.939.9312

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FROM THE EDITOR

BOSTON DESIGN GUIDE

The future is looking bright

Wow, what a year for me to join the BDG team! Since I started working with Melanie

in the fall of 2020, it’s been a whirlwind propelled by positive energy, collaboration,

and hard work.

While we juggle quite a bit here with a small staff, BDG’s commitment to producing

great content, showcasing the region’s best in residential design, and above all,

supporting our clients is unrivaled in the industry.

It’s our desire to spotlight our partners—the folks who are responsible for all facets

of home and landscape design, construction, and installation—in as many ways as

possible. This print issue is just part of what we do. Other aspects include our robust

website (bostondesignguide.com) which features fresh daily content and the largest

home resources directory in New England and our instagram (@bostondesignguide)

where you’ll find a steady stream of inspirational design photos. PRELUDE, a smaller

companion print publication of BDG, is published three times a year and direct

mailed to high end households.

To commemorate BDG’s 25th Anniversary, we wanted to create our most beautiful

issue yet—and while I might be biased, considering this is the first annual resource

guide I’ve been on board for, I have to say it’s simply stunning: a stand-out magazine

that you’ll want to hang on to for a long time.

Happy reading; I’d love to hear from you!

Jaci Conry

Editorial Director

PUBLISHER

Melanie Perillo

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Jaci Conry

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Rob Silsby

ART DIRECTOR

Julie Kelly

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Ian Kaplan

ACCOUNT MANAGERS

Lisa Almquist

Colleen Keelan

Maureen Lampert

PHOTOGRAPHY

Evelyn Dow

Michael J. Lee

Warren Patterson

Roger Pelissier

Greg Premru

Nat Rea

Keitaro Yoshioka

SPECIAL THANKS

The BDG spouses for putting

up with us—Jake, Jana, Jim,

John & Mike

Kendra Keelan

Keith & Grace Funston

My loving family—Lindsay & Tyler,

Daniel & Ian

www.bostondesignguide.com

BDG Boston Design Guide; (ISSN 725274924790-13, 725274924790-24,

725274924790-21, 725274924790-22) 25th Edition, 2022, prints annually

and is published by Boston Design Guide, Inc. 365 Boston Post Road,

Box 373, Sudbury, MA 01776. Boston Design Guide (“BDG”) provides

information on luxury homes and lifestyles. Boston Design Guide,

its affiliates, employees, contributors, writers, editors, (Publisher)

accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors or omissions with

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Publisher expressly assumes no liability for any damages whatsoever

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CELEBRATING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS

FINE HOME RESOURCES

It has been my pleasure to feature the best of the best in the home industry. BDG takes pride for being as useful

as inspirational to all that peruse our pages. If asked what my secret is, it would be staying true to the course

and surrounding myself with amazing people and the most talented industry professionals. I am proud of what

BDG has accomplished as New England’s first and longest running regional home publication.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, you are like family to me.

Melanie (Kaplan) Perillo

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25 Years ago the following clients took a

chance on a new publication and are still

with BDG today.

First Edition

Adesso / Ligne Roset

Ahearn-Schopfer & Associates / Patrick Ahearn Architects

Catalano Architects

Clarke Distribution Corporation

Creative Stereo / Creative Systems

Hoboken Floors / ProSource

Jarvis Appliance

J.D. Daddorio / Fergusons

Kochman Reidt + Haigh

Lighting Design Group / Wolfers

Louis Mian

The MacDowell Company

Michael Carter Interiors / Carter & Co.

Renjeau Galleries

Roger Pelissier

Splash

Thoughtforms Corp.

Tile Showcase

Warren Patterson

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Second Annual Edition

California Closets

Capital Masonry / Paving

Doreve Nicholaeff, Architects

Gregory Lombardi Design

Kistler & Knapp Builders

Mellowes & Paladino

Sandford Properties / Sandford Custom Builders

Sudbury Design Group

Tischler Windows

Walpole Woodworkers

Zen

Third Annual Edition

Audio Video Design

Jan Gleysteen Architects

MWI Fibershield

Perfection Fence

Fourth Annual Edition

Boston Billiards

LDa Architects

Siemasko + Verbridge

Fifth Annual Edition

Cumar Inc.

Duckham Architects

Fine Finish, Inc.

Gleysteen Design / MGa Architects

Kenneth Vona Construction/KVC

R.P. Marzilli & Co.

United Marble

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FRENCH

CHIC

Dee

Elms

creates a

striking

home with

an exquisite

mix classic

of design

elements and

contemporary

details.

Photography by Michael J. Lee

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A rectangular sized table felt too big for the dining area, which

is directly off the elevator entry into the home, so Elms found a

three-side boomerang shaped table that fit just right.

Dee Elms knew at once that this home should have “a very

Parisian vibe.” Located in a late 19th century building that

had recently been converted into multiple residences, “the

home already had a lot of lovely finishes in place,” she

recalls, noting the oak herringbone floors, wall paneling,

thick moldings, and artistic steel and glass staircase.

“With all of that, the design could have veered toward

traditional.”

Instead, Elms, who heads her own Boston interior design

firm, went for an aesthetic that layers the classic with

contemporary elements.

The work of French artisans can be found throughout the

home, including the singular Pouenat pendant comprised

of dark antique brass with tinted blown glass balls that

hangs above one end of the living room sectional. “I love

the jewelry it adds to the space,” says Elms, who opted for

pale grey paint on the walls throughout and kept infusions

of color minimal.

Affixed from the ceiling above the stairway is another

dramatic French fixture, this one a vintage light made

of glass spears. “I love lights for the way they can really

transform a room,” says Elms. To create more of an impact

in the compact area, decorative painter Patina Designs

added gold detailing to the adjacent narrow strip of wall.

Since the ceilings are quite high, Elms was able to have

three large Lindsey Adelman bubble pendants above the

kitchen island. The gray glass fixtures punctuate the allwhite

room, where light and views of the Charles River are

reflected in the lacquered finish of the cabinets.

The lofty ceilings also accommodate the master bedroom’s

long, lush ocean blue wool and cashmere drapes. Brass

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“It’s important

to me that our

clients see

the value of

the special,

handmade

pieces we put

into a home,

they really

create a

different

kind of

feeling.”

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immed globe lights dangle from the ceiling beside the bed,

which was custom designed by Elms. “We customize most

beds because there is such a variation in room sizes, each one

has a different scale—when we design the beds, we know they

will fit exactly right,” she says.

The master’s white and brass vanity was another custom fit.

The mirror is flanked with handmade patinaed brass and

white frosted glass sconces by Jonathan Browning that pair

French Beaux Arts style and 20th Century industrial design.

Elms appreciated the way the knobs on the lights echoed the

motif of the Phillip Jeffries wallcovering, which is festooned

with tiny brass studs in stripe formation. A close look reveals

that the mirror, too, has small brass rivets inset on the corners.

Says Elms, “You want elements to connect, but for it to seem

effortless and almost unnoticeable.”

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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.

Photo courtesy of MGa Architects

Photography by Marcus Gleysteen

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Photograhy by Warren Patterson


Photograhy by Sarah Winchester

JAN GLEYSTEEN ARCHITECTS

W ELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS

WWW.J ANG LEYSTEENI NC.COM

Addition/Renovation to Historic 1899 Home

JGA


LIGHT

BALANCE

DETAIL

MATERIAL

TRADITION

INGENUITY

LIFESTYLE

ARCHITECTURE

COMFORT

ART

Photography - Clockwise From Top Left:

Sean Litchfield, Eric Roth, Greg Premru,

Sean Photography Litchfield, Credit: Greg Premru, Greg Premru Greg Premru.


CAMBRIDGE | CAPE & ISLANDS

617 621-1455

www.LDa-Architects.com


RBA

ROB BRAMHALL ARCHITECTS

www.robbramhallarchitects.com


PHOTO BY: JIM WESTPHALEN

NICHOLAEFF ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

508-420-5298 • www.nicholaeff.com


Eric Roth Photography

Jacob Lilley Architects

103 Central Street Wellesley . . jlaarchitects.com . 781 431 6100


catherine truman architects

ARCHITECTURE • INTERIORS • RENOVATION • RESTORATION

WWW.TRUMAN-ARCHITECTS.COM • 857.285.2500


BattleArchitects.com


APA Photography

ADOLFO PEREZ ARCHITECT

adolfoperez.com 617.527.7442 office@adolfoperez.com


ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGN

617.744.6399 | WWW.SLOCUMHALLDESIGN.COM

Photography: Warren Patterson


Photos Nat Rea

508 - 625 - 1371

M&P

Mellowes & Paladino Architects

City | Town | Coastal

mellowespaladino.com


FOLEY FIORE ARCHITECTURE

www.foleyfiore.com 617.547.8002


RICHARD MANDELKORN PHOTOGRAPHY

449 Thames Street | Suite 202 | Newport, RI | 02840 | T 401.849.3390

www.paulweberarchitecture.com


PHotography: Warren Patterson

Perez designed the kitchen, which features sleek

white cabinets—crafted by Herrick and White—

and counters made of Azul Aran granite, a blue

colored slab with a polished finish.

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A MOMENT WITH

ADOLFO PEREZ

This Weston renovation was Adolfo

Perez’s first “intergenerational

project,” says the Newton-based

architect. “I designed a home for the

homeowner’s parents years ago.” The

homeowners, a young couple just

starting their family—it was the wife

whose parents Perez had previously

worked with—loved the location of the

house—but the original 1960s structure

was dark and dated, “a warren of little

rooms,” says Perez.

Giving the house a more modern,

open flow and introducing a lot more

natural light were among the key

objectives for the renovation, along

with adding about 1,000 more square

feet of living space.

Originally a one-and-a-half story structure,

Perez replaced the one-half upper

level with a full one spanning the width

of the first floor. Upstairs now includes

three bedroom suites, while the first

floor was reconfigured. The disconnected

rooms were replaced with living

spaces that are open to one another.

“The intent was to make the home as

open as possible,” says Perez. “One of

the benefits of an open plan is that you

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“The intent was to make the home as open

as possible,” says Perez. “One of the

benefits of an open plan is that you get light

from all different sides of the house.”

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get light from all sides of the house. This way, the kitchen

can borrow light from the living room if that side of the

house is darker at some point and so forth.”

The old, small windows were replaced with much larger expanses

of glass. “No opening from the original house was

kept: since all the room layouts changed new locations for

windows was dictated,” says Perez, who designed multiple

bands of windows on both the first and second floors.

Made of walnut and glass, the home’s stairway appears

as if it was carved out of a massive block of wood. “We

wanted to take advantage of the double height front foyer,

so we came up with this idea of making the stairs a grand

gesture,” says Perez. Grand indeed: built tightly along

the floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the house,

the stunning stairwell is the first thing one notices on the

approach to the house.

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FREE RANGETHE DESIGN CAPABILITIES ARE

LIMITLESS FOR THE TEAM AT SV DESIGN.

With offices on the North Shore and Cape Cod, SV Design—

formerly referred to as Siemasko + Verbridge—has a stellar

reputation amassed over three decades of experience as

one of the region’s top architecture and interior design firms.

Throughout the course of SV Design’s tenure, says principal

Tobin Shulman, “we’ve become contextualists. Our design

ability, our sense of proportion and flow, transcends any

particular style.”

The firm designs new construction residences from the

ground up and renovates existing properties. From a 19 th -

century Boston townhouse to a 1980s deck house to a

new North Shore residence comprised of traditional New

England forms, “All of our projects are very different from

one another,” says Shulman.

When the firm’s integrated suite of design services works

together, SV Design is able to accomplish major changes

in existing homes and develop distinct and cohesive new

houses, says Leslie Schneeberger, an associate principal with

the firm. “We’re able to create a wide variety of styles quite

well. We take our clients tastes and transform them into

something amazing.”

To learn more about the firm, visit svdesign.com.

Photography: Dan Cutrona (top); Ngoc X Doan (bottom left); Micheal J. Lee (bottom right)

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Photographer: Gibeon Photography

Builder: Old West Builders


Right Sized

Marcus

Gleysteen designs a

Maine residence that’s fine-tuned

for its empty-nester inhabitants.

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Architect Marcus Gleysteen is most

interested in designing floorplans based

on the real needs of the people who will

live in the home.

For a couple in their 50s with grown children,

he recently implemented a prototype concept

he devised in which all the primary living

spaces are on one level. “It’s a very efficient

plan with a great room on one side and

the master suite is on the other side of the

home, while the kitchen is in between,” says

Gleysteen of the coastal Maine retreat. There

are two bedroom suites on the second floor.

Photos by Trent Bell and Marcus Gleysteen

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“The entire family may be staying all together in the

house for only 10 days a year,” explains Gleysteen.

“With this layout, the cool thing is the spaces that you

are not occupying are out of sight, out of mind. The

purpose of this design is to create a really warm living

space that’s useful.”

Glass walls along the back of the home are oriented

toward the majestic ocean views. Gleysteen also designed

large windows on the front, street-facing side of the cedarclad

home. “A big problem with waterfront homes is that

they are one-sided and have just a single orientation,”

says Gleysteen, who wanted there to be multiple vantage

points to appreciate from the interior. In the front yard, a

lush private garden sheltered from the street offers a Zenlike

view from the great room.

The home’s three volumes were designed to loosely

recall the forms of lobster shacks that dot coastal Maine’s

granite jetties. “We wanted to design something that was

evocative of a simpler time and place, while still feeling

modern,” says Gleysteen, noting that it was also important

the house be energy efficient. A metal roof contributes

to the home being airtight and wood was used on the

ceilings warm up the interior.

The naturally finished wire brushed oak on the ceiling

and floors is paired with a walnut-topped kitchen island

made by a local craftsman. Dark blue paint on the base

of the island gives it an unfussy appeal while adding

detail; whimsical marble inlaid with a floral motif was

used for the backsplash.

Among the home’s focal points is the stairway: a wood,

steel, and glass form that feels both simple and elegant.

While the sculptural stair may have hallmarks of others

Gleysteen has created, it isn’t an exact replica of another

design. “We don’t use the same details over and over.

We may take something we did in the past and use it as

a starting point for something we do in a new home, but

the end result will always be different,” he explains. “Each

house we do has to be better than the last.”

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photography: read mckendree

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PHOTO: MICHAEL J. LEE, BUILDER: SEAVIEW CONSTRUCTION, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: HORIUCHI SOLIEN, INC.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD CAPE COD SOUTH SHORE

www.hutkerarchitects.com


PETER SACHS - ARCHITECT

Photo by Michael J. Lee

peter@petersachsarchitect.com

www.petersachsarchitect.com

Specializing in Design/Build

20 Hunter Street, Newton, MA

phone: 617.527.5777

S I M P L Y C L A S S I C

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S I M P L Y C L A S S I C

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A3 architects,inc

www.a3architectsinc.com 508. 694. 7887

776 Main Street

Osterville, MA 02655

171 Madison Avenue, #1608

New York, NY 10016

508-419-6549 | nstanos.com

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KEHA

Architecture & Interior Design

~

Lifting the Human Spirit by Design

A room, a home, or any environment that lifts your spirits

is one that nourishes your soul each day.

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Lincoln, MA | 781-259-3300 | keha.com


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35 Bryant Street

Dedham Square, MA 02026

781-326-5400

mckayarchitects.net

Builder: CJM Properties; Photography: Casey Rhoades, House Snappers


“The clients loved the character and charm of the

house, so we rebuilt everything in its historic language.”

—John Day, Principal, LDa Architecture & Interiors

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LDa Architecture & Interiors

ENDURING

Legacy

revives an antique home

and creates cohesive family

spaces that honor its heritage.

Architecture: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Construction: Youngblood Builders

Interior Design: Su Casa Designs

Landscape Architect: Dan Gordon Landscape Architects

Photography: Greg Premru

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The homeowners, a young family with two children, knew

they’d found their forever home when they discovered

this stately 120-year-old home in Chestnut Hill. The

Shingle Style home had gracious period details, a

secluded setting, and a lush rolling lawn. Yet the expansive

residence had been renovated poorly over the years,

resulting in a few disjointed additions that significantly

impeded the flow of the house and its connection to the

landscape. Prior to purchasing the home, the homeowners

had promised the sellers that they would not tear it down

and would work with the town preservation commission to

update the house while preserving its historic character. To

achieve this, they contracted LDa Architecture & Interiors.

“The clients had an eye and interest to see what the house

could be,” says John Day, principal of LDa Architecture &

Interiors and lead architect for the design of the project.

“They loved the character and charm of the house, so we

rebuilt everything in its historic language.”

Using historic photographs of the original home, along

with three-dimensional renderings, Day and his team

created models to show the homeowners what the

property used to look like and what it could be. From

there, the team photographed every finish inside the

home and then replicated the elements with evolving

technology and more updated space planning.

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The carriage house includes a second story guest suite and is connected to the main house by a

glass-enclosed breezeway with a mudroom, laundry room, and powder room located off it.

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The home’s second, rear stairway

was removed and the main stair was

redone in steel and brass, an elegant

winding form that connects the three

floors and filters sunlight from the top

floor through the lower levels.

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With the old single-glazed windows still intact, the home maintains its entire original structure.

Copper gutters painted to look wooden were created, along with a third-floor dormer that had

been removed. The team infilled a rubber-roof porch with glass above the dining and living rooms

to create a sitting room off the master bedroom that resembles the original screened-in porch that

had been previously taken down.

“We wanted to make a house that performs like a modern house but maintains its historic look,”

says Jim Youngblood, owner of Youngblood Builders and the lead builder for the project. “As a

company, we specialize in historic properties, so I enjoy the challenge of an older home.”

Youngblood and Day worked closely with their teams to transform the basement into a fully

finished living space and replaced the old cinder block garage with a new carriage house.

Taking down several walls made it possible to open up the first floor and better connect the spaces

to the exterior, with great views of the yard and terrace visible through all areas of the home. The

main stairway was redone to become a focal point: capped with a black iron baluster and brass

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Top left: Brass was used for the kitchen hardware and Visual Comfort pendants

above the island. Bottom left: In the family room, built in shelves flank a fireplace

and a painting conceals the television when not in use. Below: Multiple seating areas

provide ample spots to appreciate the setting. All outdoor furniture is JANUS et Cie.

cap railing, it engages the home and floods it with natural

light, extending to the third floor.

Classic and period-appropriate materials decorate

the interior, creating clean lines with timeless accents.

Vicki Baker of Su Casa Designs worked closely with the

homeowners, who were moving from the city, to set the

aesthetics. “The main thing was that they wanted it to be

a practical, comfortable family house. With such young

children, they didn’t want to worry about fabrics,” says

Baker. With a backdrop of neutral and muted tones,

the space is bright and inviting. Baker veered away from

any furnishings that could be trendy and selected classic

pieces along with a few Danish modern items that the

homeowner had an affinity for. Wide plank fumed white

oak floors give the home a lived-in quality and the creation

of several arches keeps rooms from feeling closed off from

one another.

Working around a 150-year-old copper beech tree that

they family wanted to preserve, Dan Gordon Landscape

Architects worked to create a yard suitable for the family.

“We added a fence and hedge for privacy and expanded

and improved the patio areas,” says Dan Gordon, the

landscape architect for the project. “We graded the lawn

to make it a flat area for active play, but also preserved

the roll.”

The homeowners’ enthusiasm and the design team’s

interest in reviving the treasured historic residence

propelled the project forward and achieved a glorious

finished result. “Understanding what the house had been

and finding the path to bring it back but with modern

standards was a rewarding experience,” says Day. “The

entire team was on an exploration and the clients really

embraced shepherding this house forward.”

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Sense of

Architecture: Jacob Lilley Architects

Interior Design: Wanderlust Interiors

Landscape Design: Sudbury Design Group

Kitchen Cabinetry: J.H Klein Wassink

Photography: Greg Premru

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Architect Jacob Lilley integrates his family’s home with the

landscape while updating the interior to exude a meld of

Place

traditional and contemporary design elements.

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Jacob Lilley spent his childhood in a house that was

600-years-old in which the roof rafters were made of tree

trunks. Needless to say, the England-born architect, “grew

up with an appreciation of old buildings,” recalls Lilley,

whose eponymous firm is based in Wellesley.

Lilley and his wife, Rebecca, were drawn to their current

home, a tree-shrouded slate-roofed Tudor built in 1915,

for its provenance as well as for its location across from a

pond in a quiet suburban neighborhood. Surrounded by

lush plantings, a series of terraces, and other stonework,

“The site had beautiful topography to it, but the house

had very limited communication to the outdoors,” says

Lilley. The interior also hadn’t been significantly updated

in decades: rooms were choppy and the layout wasn’t

conducive to modern family living.

After living in the house for over a year, Lilley began

drafting plans for a gut renovation that included the

addition of a large family room that connects to the

backyard, a secluded and lush oasis with mature plantings

that has a storybook quality to it. Glass accordion doors

on two sides of the spacious room open to the outdoors.

“One side opens on to the terrace and the

other side opens to a Japanese garden we’re working

on,” says Lilley.

In order to add on the family room, however, the existing

terraces had to be deconstructed and rebuilt. Once the

addition was in place, Lilley tapped Sudbury Design Group

to create the new outdoor living area off the back of the

house, which took cues from the original design while

adding modern touches including a firepit and water

features. Bluestone stairs connect the terrace’s two levels,

which are made of ashlar cut granite.

An existing screened-in porch was kept intact and paired

with the new outdoor spaces, the Lilleys found they had

ample areas to host neighbors and friends during 2020’s

summer and fall of Covid. “Because we could open all the

doors in the family room people could be outdoors at the

firepit or inside by the open doors, it was really great,”

says Lilley.

The addition of the family room, which has a contemporary

feel with its vaulted, gable ceiling and exposed trusses and

black and white Chinese Panda marble fireplace, became

the catalyst for the updated aesthetic throughout the rest

of the home. “We went with a transitional feel to create

a nice resonance between the old and new details of the

house,” says Lilley. “While rooms have a lot of original

traditional detail, furnishings and finishes are clean and

contemporary.”

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Furniture is predominately low-profile and sleek, including the

iconic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair in the living room

and a B & B Italia sofa in the family room; lighting throughout

the house also has a very modern, statement making appeal.

Most of the floors in the house are white oak and walls and

trim are painted white in several rooms, so Lilley incorporated

walnut wood to infuse warmth in key places, including the base

of the kitchen island and behind a new streamlined built-in

cabinet in the dining room.

To help make some selections for the interior fabrics, art, and

wallcoverings, the Lilleys tapped Blake Maroon and Laura

Finnerty of Wanderlust Interiors. “Jake and Rebecca had a

good idea of what they wanted so it was easy to work with

them,” says Maroon. “We had fun too, Rebecca wanted a little

more color than Jake did and the push and pull that went on

with that was a fun aspect of the project.”

One of Maroon’s suggestions was to put Cole & Son’s

Fornasetti’s cloud motif wallcovering on the ceiling in the

den. “The paper went with Jake and Rebecca’s concept of

integrating the interior with the outdoors and looks cool

and unexpected as you approach the room,” she says of the

somewhat moody black and white pattern. Deep gray-hued

crushed velvet roman shades add elegance to the room,

while aligning with the first floor’s grey and white palette. The

living room walls are painted another variation of grey, Farrow

& Ball’s Moles Breath, which has a blue tint that contrasts

beautifully with the white painted trim and moldings.

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“We melded the contemporary and traditional throughout

the house and tried to find resonance between the two.”

—Jacob Lilley

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The grey in the dining room’s Phillip Jeffries grasscloth mural

wallcovering features silvery tones in an ombre pattern.

A sculptural square chandelier, Quasar’s “Universe,” was

constructed by intertwining nickel and glass bars. While

the fixture makes a dramatic impact hung above the table,

its wiry nature doesn’t obstruct the view of the artistic wallcovering

or detract from the room’s original architectural

details, including the crown molding and narrow interior

windows that open to the screened in porch.

“As an architect on Wellesley’s historic commission, I could

never buy a house and tear it down,” says Lilley. “For

me, personally, it was important to give back to this old

house.” With subtle gestures, he continues, “we melded

the contemporary and traditional throughout the house

and tried to find resonance between the two.” Indeed, his

efforts were a profound success.

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Photo courtesy of Curl Simitis Architecture + Design, Lynch Construction & Remodeling,

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Onyx Corporation

Photography by Warren Patterson

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Architect: Luis Lobao, applied Form + Space LLC

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Kistler & Knapp Builders draws on over 40 years of fine craftsmanship to

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PROfile

Craftsmanship for the Arts

LThis modern artist’s studio nestled in the woods is an example of the quality craftsmanship and

experience that Lien Enterprises Custom Builders and Renovators brings to luxury home building.

Our homes are distinguished by timeless elegance, and an attention to craft and detail. Lien works

with clients from the ground up, creating premier custom residences they’ll love to come home to.

We take a collaborative, team approach and value accountability.

Lien Enterprises serves the Greater Metrowest area, including Wellesley, Weston, Concord and

Newton, and offers remodeling, renovations, additions and restoration in addition to new constructions.

978-804-5083

www.liencustombuilders.com

Architect: ACTWO Architects

Warren Patterson Photography

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Architecture: Curl Simitis architecture + design; Photography: Warren Patterson

QUALITY | CRAFTSMANSHIP | SUPERIOR SERVICE

NATICK, MA | 508-846-5519 | MLYNCHREMODELING.COM


This reimagined home embodies modern technology and style.

This stunning Boston-area residence, designed by

Slocum Hall Design Group, built by Concept Building,

Inc., with interiors by Briar Design, features Prairiestyle

architecture elevated to a new level with modern

amenities and a stunning landscape.

Dubbed the ‘Modern Prairie’ project, from the very

start of this extraordinary build, which you can follow

by visiting bostondesignguide.com/modern-prairie,

a meaningful collaboration was born, creating a true

example of how great work is achieved.

The client chose the team while they were seeking

a site on which to build. From there, the vision took

hold. “This house is both modern and timeless,”

states David Boronkay, principal/owner of Slocum Hall

Design Group. “Much of the home’s design relates to

the land. It is sited to take advantage of spectacular

views and hug the landscape with a huge walkout

lower level. Since the property sits on a pretty steep

grade, the house is situated mid-slope so that the

front elevation of the home is low-slung. Seeing this

truly unique project come to life with Jeff and Alan

at Concept Building and the rest of the collaborative

team has been a fascinating process.”

Jeff Capello, owner of Concept Building, and his

partner Alan Baima began constructing the home

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“Seeing this truly unique project come to life with

Concept Building and the rest of the collaborative team

has been a fascinating process.”

—David Boronkay

To see this amazing project in its entirety, check out future videos and editorial coverage in the coming year.

Follow the video blog at bostondesignguide.com/modern-prairie

Architecture:

Slocum Hall Design

slocumhalldesign.com

Interior Design:

Briar Design

briar-design.com

Builder:

Concept Building, Inc.

conceptbuildinginc.com

Home Automation:

Systems Design Integration (SDI)

sdiboston.com

Landscape:

Natural Stone Wall Solutions

naturalstonewallsolutions.com

Spa and pool:

Combined Energies, Inc.

combinedenergysystems.com

Fireplace:

Comonwealth Fireplace

commonwealthfireplace.com

Kitchen Cabinets:

Crown Point Cabinetry

crown-point.com

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February of 2019. “There is nothing cookie-cutter about

this house. Everything was challenging. Every day, we

found a solution,” says Baima. Jeff and Alan worked

closely throughout the process with the owners of Systems

Design and Integration (SDI), Alexa and Angel Centeno,

whose company integrates smart home system technology

into spaces. They collaborated to ensure that every home

automated function is operated by voice, phone, or iPad.

The home boasts ample spaces for entertaining,

relaxation, and recreation, including an indoor spa

designed by Combined Energies, Inc. Other striking

focal points worth mentioning are the central dualsided

fireplace, the stunning decorative lighting, and

the beautiful white oak incorporated throughout the

home’s first floor, anchored by the eye-catching white oak

and black multi-level staircase. Another fireplace in the

spa area, which features the latest in water vapor flame

technology, nestles uniquely against a window overlooking

the backyard; Commonwealth Fireplace installed

both fireplaces.

Extensive stone cladding sheaths the base of the house.

Retaining walls for the sloping property were fabricated

off-site by Natural Stone Wall Solutions using their

proprietary modular wall system and later assembled onsite.

Their sister company, Old Village Landscape, installed

traditional stone veneer to the facade and fireplace

surrounds within the home.

Boston Design Guide has partnered with Slocum Hall

Design Group, Concept Building and Briar Design,

following the build of this ‘Modern Prairie’ with a five-part

video series. The first three episodes can be found at

bostondesignguide.com/modern-prairie. Follow along to

see how this exceptional project comes to completion.

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Building on a legacy of three generations of craftsmen.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ANTHONY CRISIFULI


Eco-friendly Moderization

A historic property in Little Compton gets

sustainable updates with timeless appeal.

Photography: Anthony Crisafulli

A large part of the renovation of this charming Little

Compton residence revolved around making sure it was

an airtight space which required significant updates. “We

stripped the home down to its original post and beam

structure and reframed the walls to get the necessary

insulated value,” says Andrew Cliff, project manager

of Arkins Construction, the firm that spearheaded

construction on the renovation. The need for fossil fuels

was eliminated on the property by installing solar panels.

A green roof was planted on top of the addition and

the home’s original stone foundation was wrapped with

a rubber membrane to make the basement watertight.

While the home’s new systems ensure that it maintains

a modernized eco-friendly footprint, interior details nod

to its origins. The original 18th-century floors and post

and beam frame have been preserved on the main level

along with three fireplaces and a beehive oven.

The main chimney made out of ship’s ballast brick

imported from the Netherlands in the 1700s was rebuilt

with the same joinery used back then. As with the way

the landscape was designed and installed with reverence

to the property’s provenance, Cliff says, “We worked

hard to make sure the craftsmanship matched the timeperiod

of the house.”

For more WWW.GALEGOFF.COM

information, visit arkinscorp.com. 401.855.1929

Photography: Anthony Crisafulli

7 MAIN STREET LITTLE COMPTON, RI 02837

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The essence of your dream home lies in the details.

BRENDON PROPERTIES

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


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Architecture: Patrick Ahearn Architect; Photography: Warren Patterson

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Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka and Eric Roth

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Architect: Helios Design Group; Photographer: Greg Premru

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Builder: Sanford Custom Builders Inc.

Photography: Nat Rea Photography

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FORWARD MOMENTUM

The future looks bright for Kistler & Knapp Builders.

One of the region’s most venerable construction firms,

Kistler & Knapp (KKB) has been building architecturally

designed custom homes and renovating storied antique

estates for over 40 years. The firm’s success can be

attributed largely to the strong team-minded, collaborative

approach its founders, Dennis Kistler and David Knapp,

ingrained in the business.

Teamwork is at the core of Kistler & Knapp and two of the

most seasoned managers are taking over as principals,

Reihl Mahoney and Ken Frommer. “Reihl and Ken have

been running day-to-day construction operations for

KKB for over 15 years now and have always cared for the

business as if it was their own,” says Renee West, who

recently passed her ownership share on to the duo. “In a

sense, this is really just a formality. Retirement was an easy

decision to make… I knew I was leaving the company in

capable hands.”

Mahoney, a 35+ year-veteran of custom architecturally

designed residential construction is considered the team’s

‘Old House Guru’ but is also equally comfortable guiding

the team through the demands of innovative, modern

construction designs. “Renee has played an integral role

as CFO, and an equally important role as ‘mama bear’ to

each and every employee here at KKB. Those are some

difficult shoes to fill,” says Mahoney.

Frommer spent years in commercial construction in

Boston managing $100 million commercial projects before

transitioning to the custom residential market. A part of

the Kistler & Knapp team for the past 17 years, Frommer

says that he never imagined he’d become such an integral

part of the business and he couldn’t be happier to be

where he is today. “The people here at Kistler & Knapp

make this a special place to work and I am truly honored to

be a part of what the future brings.”

It’s full steam ahead for Kistler & Knapp. “There is a lot

of great work out there and KKB is poised to embrace

another four decades,” says Mahoney. ‘The team has

performed impressively throughout Covid and we are

ready to expand as the market opens up. We embrace a

regional approach and can build anywhere – from Boston,

Cambridge and the suburbs, to the Cape & Islands, to

Newport, to the Berkshires and Vermont — or even PEI \

Nova Scotia — anywhere there is a great project, we’ll go!”

To learn more about Kistler & Knapp’s work, go to

kistlerandknapp.com.

Ken Frommer and Reihl Mahoney along

with black labs, Minnie and Mooch.

Photography: Evelyn Dow

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RURAL

REINVENTION

A new family home is designed

to connect with its serene, natural

setting while providing ample

opportunities to gather.

When the homeowners purchased this secluded parcel in

Concord, there were no existing structures on the threeacre

property, a lush meandering combination of meadow

and farmland punctuated by historic white oak trees. They

sought to preserve the tucked away, tranquil nature of the

landscape while building a forever-home for their family

of four. As they planned to relocate from out of state, the

homeowners tapped Hutker Architects to design their

new residence.

“They came to us with an aggressive deadline,” recalls Jim

Cappuccino, a partner with the firm and the lead architect

on the project; associate Erin Levin also contributed to the

design. “In a little more than a year the family had to be

moved into the house—in time for the start of the school

year in September,” he says.

The couple hired Brookes + Hill Custom Builders, a firm

that has great synergy with the Hutker team. “They had

interviewed a couple of other builders, but when we

met with them, we just all hit it off and that was it,” says

Brookes + Hill principal Eric Hill.

Cappuccino devised plans for a sprawling one-level

home comprised of simple, cedar clad gable forms that

take cues from the pastoral setting of the property. A key

emphasis in the design phase was put on how the home

connects with its surroundings. “During the day as you

approach the house you notice how it sits in reverence to

the landscape,” says Cappuccino. “At night when it’s all lit

up inside, you get a different perspective from outside of

the house—it’s about seeing the artwork through the large

expanses of glass.”

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Some walls in the home, including in the great room,

had to be reinforced to accommodate the weight of the

artwork hung. The fireplace’s honed marble surround

extends on both sides to create a built-in bench and wood

storage. The dining table can extend to seat 12 people.

“Large scale art requires big expanses of walls

and figuring that out was tricky.”

—Jim Cappuccino

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Showcasing the homeowners’ diverse collection of art was an

integral facet of the project. “Over the years, they’d collected a lot

of art and having space to hang the art was something we put a lot

of thought into,” says Cappuccino. A hallway that runs along the

central living space at the front of the home serves as a gallery that

showcases several works; other pieces are hung in various rooms.

“Large scale art requires big expanses of walls and figuring that out

was tricky because it was also important that abundant windows

showcase views of the yard and bring in sunlight,” says Cappuccino.

The house is comprised of three separate volumes attached by glasswalled

connectors, which filter in considerable sunlight throughout

the adjacent spaces. Additionally, since the main living area—located

in the central volume of the house—is one-and-a-half stories high,

two shed dormers were created in the roof that filter light down into

the great room, where walls were created to hang art.

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The kitchen islands are oriented to

take in the view of the meadow.

Behind the range, a wall of marble

serves as a striking backsplash.

The exterior’s simple rustic forms give way to a more

modern interior, where the color scheme defers to the

artwork and the ever-evolving hues of the landscape.

Throughout, furnishings exude a low-profile and materials

feel natural and evocative of the setting, such as the

gallery floor, which is made of petrified stone inset with

tiny fossils. “It’s clean-lined and modern with a warmth and

organic quality to it,” says Cappuccino.

The wife has family in the area, in fact, says Hill, her sister

was able to build a home next door. “Their plan was to

live together and create a sort of compound.” To accommodate

the extended family for meals, the homeowners

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The homeowners often prepare meals for gatherings of

friends and family. Kitchen designers Venegas & Company

designed two kitchen islands to provide ample prep space and

room for guests to lounge while the homeowners cook.

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A Japanese-inspired wood soaking tub provides a Zen-like spot to take in the landscape. Opposite page, clockwise from top: the

master bathroom’s floating vanity has modern appeal. The adjacent bedroom has a vaulted ceiling thanks to the architecture’s

gabled form. The master shower integrates with an outdoor version that has a wood screen to ensure privacy; the gallery was

designed to accommodate several paintings that the homeowners’ had in storage for years.

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equested easy gathering spaces both indoors and out.

“The husband and wife both love to cook, so the kitchen

was an important part of the project,” says Cappuccino.

Designed by Venegas & Company, dual quartz-topped

islands provide plenty of prep space as well as seating so

the cook can have company while he or she preps dinner.

But when the family needs downtime, the floorplan allows

for everyone in the family to have their own space. The

kids’ bedroom suites are to the left of the home’s central

volume and the master, encompasses the wing on the

opposite side.

In the end, the strict timeline was met: the family was

moved in before the school year began. “We were able

to achieve this because the homeowners were capable of

making quick decisions and we had such a good design

team,” says Jessica Griffith, another principal at Brookes +

Hill. “We’d meet once a week to go over the deliverables.

Everyone understood that if you didn’t get done what you

were supposed to the family wasn’t going to be in on time.

We all had to be very collaborative and fast, and we did it.

It was really special how it all came together.”

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“It was important that the family could get outside as

much as possible,” says Cappuccino, noting the home’s

various seamlessly integrated access points to the

outdoor patios and lawn beyond.

Architecture: Hutker Architects

Construction: Brookes + HIll Custom Builders

Interior Design: Hutker Architects

Kitchen Design: Venegas and Company

Landscape Design: Horiuchi and Solien Landscape Architects

Landscape Construction: Onyx Corporation

Photography: Michael J. Lee

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True to Form

An historic home is revitalized with modern attributes

while retaining its authentic character.

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The perimeter counters are made of impervious soapstone

and a ladder slides the length of one wall to access the upper

cabinets. “It’s a decorative element that provides utility,” says

Larson. Opposite page: Installing a pizza oven was at the top

of the family’s wish list.

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In the late 1800s, much of Boston’s elite hired the

esteemed architectural firm of Chapman & Frazer to

design their homes in Back Bay, Brookline, and Newton.

Among the firm’s commissions was this stately Federal

Revival. Appreciative of the pedigree of the 1898

residence, the new homeowners wanted to maintain its

period detailing, which includes paneled and arched

openings between rooms, fluted columns, and decorative

leaded glass.

Some interior modifications had to be made, though, to

make the house suited to an active family of five, which

included a two-story addition at the back of the house

that accommodates a new kitchen and a second story

office and recreation room.

The project’s biggest undertaking was to relocate the

gambrel-roofed barn from the back of the property to

connect with the residence. “It took us a solid year to

get the move approved by the historic preservation

commission,” recalls the architect on the project, Kent

Duckham. When the approval came through, the barn

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The walnut used in the butler’s pantry is stained

darker than it is in the kitchen. “The darker finish has

a richer feel and is period specific to what would have

been used in a butler’s pantry around when the home

was built,” says Larson. Brass hardware and the glass

front upper cabinets that showcase barware and

serving dishes, also ties into the era.

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was moved to the side of the property while a new

foundation was created next to the house for it. Then, it

was moved again and put on the foundation and restored;

an enclosed breezeway connects the converted barn, now

a garage, to the house.

Inside, the detailed trim and paneling that was authentic

to the house was preserved and elements in the home’s

new areas were recreated that emulate the home’s late

19 th -century spirit. “We worked carefully to bring spaces

up to 21 st century style without losing the original character

of the home,” says Brett Larson, of Fallon Custom Homes

and Renovations, the firm that built out the renovation,

designed the kitchen, and fabricated the custom millwork.

The expansive new kitchen is anchored by a white quartztopped

island that takes the form of an old farmer’s

trestle table. “It has a stained walnut trestle frame inset

with natural oak boards that mimic the tongue and grove

boards that we installed on the ceiling to give warmth to

the space,” says Larson.

The kitchen has an integrated dining area which has a

built-in upholstered bench flanked by floor-to-ceiling

bookcases and doors that lead to the yard. A black and

white color scheme both ties the room together and

differentiates the two spaces: in the dining area black

accents contrast with white painted trim, while the

utilitarian part of the room features a predominately white

scheme with black painted trim.

The kitchen flooring is laid in a herringbone pattern, which

is in keeping with the aesthetic in the older part of the

home. Made of rift and quartered white oak, the floors

throughout the home were stained with a custom color

that took about 12 different iterations to perfect, says Jay

Bourgeois, owner of JJ Hardwood Flooring, the team

that installed all of the floors in the house. “We did what’s

called a ‘water pop’ to the floors to achieve this color,”

says Bourgeois. “Water is applied to the floor and when it

hits the wood, it opens the grain and allows it take more

color from the stain.”

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Southern yellow pine was used for the breezeway’s vaulted ceiling while the

walls are clad with board and batten paneling.

Architect: Duckham Architecture

Builder and Kitchen Designer: Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations

Flooring: JJ Hardwood Floors

Photography: Warren Patterson

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The floors on the upper-level addition are wide plank

custom walnut, which has a slightly more modern

feel. Fallon’s carpentry team used post and timber

construction in the new portion to create open space

and architectural details that felt original to the house.

On the exterior, the home’s existing dormers had to be

matched and the new paneling, columns and surrounds

were inspired by the existing architecture. “We also

had to restore all of the home’s windows—the historic

commission wouldn’t let us replace them. So, we sent

them all out to a company to be fixed,” says Duckham.

It was a lengthy process, but one that he and the entire

design team respected.

“The home being in a historic district created challenges

with materials we could use and the details that had to

be preserved,” says Duckham, “but everyone involved

was really committed to doing things the right way.”

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INTERIOR DESIGN

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and finishes to wall coverings, furnishings, and

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they curate each element.

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Photography by Warren Patterson

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“I’m not afraid of color,” says Barbara Elza Hirsch, owner

and principal designer of Elza B. Design. Refusing to be

defined by one single style, Hirsch designs spaces that

reflect her eclectic and whimsical taste, drawing inspiration

from nature and her European background. Combining

different colors and textural elements, Hirsch and her team

create clean, crisp, and organic interiors.

Spending time in Europe growing up exposed Hirsch

to the beauty of merging styles. It was there that she

found modern bathrooms inside 17 th -century buildings.

Witnessing the dismissal of restrictive design rules in

Europe enlightened Hirsch. “Italy and France are very

eclectic and they’re not afraid to blend an antique next to

a modern lamp and that’s how I proceed,” says Hirsch. “I

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In addition to drawing inspiration from European style,

Hirsch is influenced by her surroundings in nature. Picking

up on nature’s inherent beauty helps her select colors,

fabrics, and rugs to achieve an organic vibe.

“I’m very attuned to my surroundings and I find walking in

nature and being near the ocean refreshing and inspiring,”

says Hirsch. “Being close to nature infuses me, so I always

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Photography: Nat Rea

nterior designer Vani Sayeed was tasked

by the current homeowners, a young

family, with creating a distinct and cohesive

palette throughout this spacious Colonial.

The homeowners are avid travelers who

wanted their home to reflect their global

journeys and a vibrant aesthetic while providing a

comfortable environment for their laid-back lifestyle.

“My clients were inspired by the geometry and mosaics of

the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Turkey, by the bold images

of Cy Twombly’s art and the jewel tones and classicism of

a Vermeer painting,” says Sayeed, who also upgraded

the home’s finishes, lighting, and flooring. “So, I used that

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A QUEST FOR

Vani Sayeed creates a vivid

scheme inspired by adventure.

Distinction

to understand what brings them joy.” She also worked

with the homeowners to enhance their art collection with

contemporary pieces inspired by their travels depicting

bold colors and textures. Rich jewel tones and geometric

patterns are incorporated throughout the family room,

where they spend much time together.

The coffee, end and sofa table was custom designed by

Sayeed and locally fabricated with steel bases and stone

tops are solid pieces that will wear the test of time. The

dark blue sectional sofa is upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric

that is forgiving with stains. Lively pink and orange tones on

the throw pillows compliment the art displayed throughout

the house and flecks of turquoise on the pillows tie into

the Zoffany wallcovering in the adjacent powder room. A

custom wool rug is inspired by a Richard Ginori dinnerware

pattern connects with the jeweled palette.

The sheer drapes in Kravet fabric is combined with

a large 36” wide embroidered border at the base in

Schumacher’s Cordoba Indigo fabric, it grounds the room

while letting light into the space. “None of the patterns

are repeated but have similar shapes and colors which

brings the space together,” says Sayeed.

See more of Vani’s work at vanisayeedstudios.com.

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The homeowners of this 19 th century home in Concord—a former

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“However, the couple is very family-centric. They have lots of

grandchildren and two dogs,” says Corinne Acampora, principal

of Wellesley Hills-based firm, Acampora Interiors. “They wanted a

place that could accommodate everyone in the family that also felt

comfortable and cozy when it’s just the two of them.”

Acampora worked with the couple to tailor the home’s aesthetic. Light,

airy colors—including cool ocean blues and sandy hues that recall

the dunes of Nantucket, where the couple has another home—were

incorporated into the décor, which has a bit of a traditional flair that’s in

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Upholstery fabrics are strong and durable, and the main living space

is flexible. Stools offer additional seating by the sofa and can easily be

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The kitchen was overhauled to exude more modern detailing including

marble counters, but the original fir floors remain in there and throughout

the house. “While we briefly considered staining the floors, we

realized there was a warmth and coziness to them,” says Acampora.

While their new home is much smaller than the one the couple moved

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In the family room, two Knoll Womb Chairs are paired with a luxuriously

large sectional; the chandelier has the look of tree branches and relates

to the rustic wood ceiling beams.

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The homeowners of this Brookline home, New England natives

who’d recently moved back from Washington D.C., loved

its established neighborhood and that it was within walking

distance to the elementary school their young children would

eventually attend. The interior, however, needed a major

upgrade, says interior designer Robin Gannon. “The couple had

purchased the house from a developer who had renovated it,”

she recalls. “but it lacked character; the aesthetic was very vanilla

milkshake—there was no flavor to it.”

Gannon’s approach was to create a vibe that was youthful and

sophisticated, much like the homeowners themselves, with layers

of texture and pattern: a delightful mélange that includes art,

high gloss paint, and statement light fixtures in key places.

The tone of the house is apparent as soon as one enters the

front foyer. “You can tell right away that this is going to be a

really fun, playful sort of home and that these are cool people,”

she says. A black and white striped wallcovering by Schumacher

covers the walls of the double-height space, while a green

animal hide is layered over a vintage patterned rug. Two

benches upholstered in a zebra motif trimmed with leather flank

a pedestal table. “We needed seats for people to sit when they

take off their shoes,” says Gannon. “But we definitely didn’t want

to go with a typical wood bench.”

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me,” says Gannon. “I feel it’s all about how you layer

elements so they feel connected, but distinguished.”

From the foyer, one catches a glimpse of the Audrey

Hepburn pop art on the wall of the adjacent dining

room. But it’s no longer a dining room, explains

Gannon, “it’s now considered a lounge. They

homeowners didn’t want a formal dining room in

favor of a swanky lounge place where they could

have friends over for cocktails and play poker.”

Antique mirrored glass is inset into the wood

paneled walls and a vintage game table paired with

a curved green velvet banquette and swanky armless

upholstered chairs festooned with fringe create a

mood evocative of the 1920s flapper era, which is

also when the house was built.

“Matching is a four-letter word to me, saying things

don’t match is the biggest compliment you can give

Gannon opts to mix finishes, woods, and metals in

most of the spaces she designs. In the living room,

she notes the Arteriors chandelier comprised of

mirrored silver discs. Brass is incorporated elsewhere

in the room, including in the library lights above the

built-in bookshelves. “Could we have found a brass

chandelier for the room? Yes, but the silver one is

more visually appealing, and the juxtaposition of

the different metals gives your eye reason to travel

around the room,” she says.

At the back of the house, the family room was long

and large, with two walls of windows. “Because it’s

so big and open, we needed to give the space a lot

of texture and warmth. The ceiling was a vast stretch

of plaster that stuck out like a sore thumb,” says

Gannon whose solution was to add reclaimed wood

beams to it to bring down the scale.

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“Matching is a four-letter word to me, saying things don’t

match is the biggest compliment you can give me.”

—Robin Gannon

Three different seating areas were also created along

with a continuous window seat that runs the length of

the room. The trim and millwork are painted black to

recede into the walls, which are sheathed in a darker

toned Phillip Jeffries grasscloth. “If we painted the

woodwork white it would have just stuck out too

much,” says Gannon. Drapes in an Osborne & Little

hydrangea motif infuse a vivid splash of green, which

connects to the other variations of the hue throughout

the house, including in the master bedroom, where

the bed is upholstered in forest green leather.

“I strive to make rooms cohesive and connected in an

interesting way,” says Gannon. “The similarities can be

very subtle, just a shade or tint of a color, but it’s there

if you look.”

Clockwise from opposite page: Swivel chairs in the lounge are upholstered in Osborne & Little fabric;

the Schumacher wallpaper in the master bedroom depicts a vintage tree and sky motif; in the living

room, the fireplace’s original brick paneling had been plastered over, Gannon had it removed and

selected a modest reclaimed beam as the mantle.

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design of the kitchen. Doing that research up front, which

we can help with, saves time and helps to prevent redesigns

when they realize they really want to add a steam oven or

built-in coffee center or wine storage.”

When you think about it, it makes sense. Your layout may

be very different if you select a Wolf 48” Dual-Fuel Range

than if you envision an induction cooktop and built-in

wall ovens. Perhaps you’d like to incorporate Sub-Zero

refrigerator drawers (rated by designers as their favorite

appliance) or integrate wine storage into your kitchen

design? In fact, the Wolf Convection Steam Oven is the

top choice for visitors to Clarke, New England’s Official

Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Showroom. “Once homeowners

see the Convection Steam Oven in action at our

showroom, they just have to have one, “says Clarke Boston

showroom manager Jeremy McCulla.

Ready to start dreaming about a new kitchen? You won’t

buy anything at Clarke, so there’s no pressure. You’ll simply

learn from the industry’s top appliance experts and, if you

would like to purchase Sub-Zero or Wolf appliances, you’ll

be referred to an authorized dealer in your area.

To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment at

Clarke in Boston Seaport or Milford, Massachusetts, visit

clarkeliving.com.

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SCANDIA KITCHENS, INC.

Manufacturer of New England’s Finest Quality Kitchens & Cabinetry

Quality Control

Incorporated in 1978 by David Dorrer Sr. and his wife, Linda,

Scandia Kitchens, Inc. located in Bellingham, is still New

England’s leading manufacturer of fine custom cabinetry.

Over 40 years later, the hard work and dedication of David

and Linda’s continues to the next generation with their four

children who are all involved in the business. The cabinets

for any room in your home, are designed and made to order

in the 15,000 square foot factory and showroom.

“Quality has always been the most important factor to

us.” says Colleen Lord, one of Dorrer’s daughters who is a

designer. Because we manufacture and install everything,

we have full control over the product and we can make sure

that it is built exactly to fit the clients needs. You will not find

a better built cabinet.”

Over four decades after opening David Sr. remains at the

helm sharing his remarkable wisdom and making sure

that everything that is manufactured is up to the Scandia

standard. Linda, the matriarch of the family and business,

sadly passed away but her passion, vision, and work ethic

are just a few things that will live on forever within the

Dorrer family. Everyone that had the opportunity to work

with Linda at the showroom or during homeshows saw

exactly how charismatic she was.

The company’s devoted clientele will attest that a kitchen

crafted by Scandia is utterly unrivaled when it comes to

quality, design, and distinction.

Factory & Showroom, 38 Maple St., Bellingham, MA 02019 | 508-966-0300 | www.scandiakitchens.com

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“Making sure that your cabinets are beautiful and built to last a lifetime are absolute

priorities, but they will also be very functional, “says Lord. “We go through every cabinet with

you to make sure that they meet your specific needs.”

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Refrigeration Redefined.

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MILLWORK,

FINISHES, FLOORING,

DOORS & WINDOWS

These features are key players in home

design and its aesthetic. Elements like millwork and

flooring elevate a living space, while fine finishes

bring in beauty, texture, and dimension. Windows and

doors welcome the outdoors in, adding architectural

interest and frame show-stopping views.

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Photography: © Julia Wimmerlin

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Architect: Calalano Architect; Builder: Howland Company, Inc.; Interior Design: Kotzen Interiors; Photography: Warren Patterson


Interior Design: Heather Vaughan; Photography: Michael J. Lee

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STONE & TILE

These ‘jewels’ add luster to the kitchen and bathroom,

and throughout the whole house. Italian marbles, glossy

granites, indestructible quartzes, limestone, and

semi-precious stones bring opulence and

sophistication to the spaces they grace.

Photo courtesy of Onyx Marble and Granite, The Chelsea Company,

Frank Shirley Architect, Katie Rosenfeld Interior Design

Photography by Warren Patterson

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No sleeping beauty

Mysterious. Expressive. Sensational.

Amethyst

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


COUNTER

STATEMENTS

Cumar works with designers to

source exotic stones.

“There is an artisanship to what we do,” says

Carlotta Cubi Mandra, vice president of Cumar,

a family-owned business located in Everett that

specializes in the custom fabrication of natural

stone. With 29 years of industry experience,

Cumar works closely with interior designers and

architects on creative projects that continue to

push boundaries and raise the bar.

“What I love about working with tradespeople

is their creativity and how they envision a space

in a way only a professional can,” says Mandra.

“Executing their ideas is exciting and challenging

and makes us unique because we have the specific

skillset required for these unusual projects.”

When interior designer Barbara Kotzen brings

clients to Cumar she understands the overall

feeling of the room they are trying to create.

“Starting with the finishes in the room, I navigate

my client through different colors and tones that

will work within the scheme we’ve begun to pull

together,” says Kotzen.

Photograph: Warren Patterson

Working with Cumar for over 15 years, Kotzen

and her clients choose from their variety of highquality

stones sourced from quarries in Italy,

including marble, quartzite, quartz, granite, and

semi-precious slabs. For a recent project, Kotzen

designed a bar with a cerused black oak finish

wood base paired with a calcutta cielo marble top

and backsplash. With charcoal undertones and

different shades of gray running through, the stone

is accentuated by overhanging Holly Hunt lights

and collected antique glassware is displayed in the

matching black oak cabinetry.

Collaborating with designers motivates Cumar’s

team to push the envelope as they navigate

intricate residential projects. From discussing

project design initiatives to establishing materials

and conducting field evaluations and installations,

Mandra emphasizes the value of working with

tradespeople. “It makes the project run smoother

since they have experience and also helps

guide the homeowner throughout the decisionmaking

process.”

Photograph: Evelyn Dow

For more information, visit www.cumar.com and

kotzeninteriors.com.

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DISCOVER YOUR DREAM TILE

CUSTOM GLASS AND STONE MOSAICS, HANDMADE IN AMERICA

newravenna.com | @newravenna

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Flair

FEMININE

New Ravenna’s latest collection of handcrafted

mosaics were designed to celebrate women artisans

through the ages.

Focusing in on five disciplines: quilting, pottery,

embroidery, weaving, and textiles, New Ravenna’s Femme

& Function collection features 20 designs inspired by the

legacy of women pioneers in functional art. “Often the

creative mavens worked in obscurity. We wanted to shine

light on all of the women throughout history who have

made beautiful, functional art forms,” says Cean Irminger,

New Ravenna creative director. All of the 20 designs can

be customized in size and color; they can be installed on

walls and floors, indoors and out.

Inspirations span time periods and geography, from

ancient Japanese Shibori hand dying techniques, to

the use of geometry and subtle palettes by indigenous

potters, from the traditional quilting patterns passed down

through generations of unknown homemakers, to the

natural motifs and painted textile work of the British arts

and crafts movement. Irminger and her team designed

textures and material that emulate the feel of the different

functional art forms: textured materials such as tumbled

stones and metallic glazed basalto are sprinkled in with a

dimensional palette to capture the essence and interplay

of woven goods and embroidery.

New Ravenna’s personal story overlaps with Femme &

Function on several fronts. As creators of decorative,

functional goods, the company is female founded and the

majority of the staff is female. “Mosaics are handmade and

tell a unique story of the skill set and voice of the artist

who created it,” says Irminger. “Not everyone who works

here is known by name, but what they create will stay

around for generations.”

To learn more, visit newravenna.com.

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BUILDER: ADAMS + BEASLEY ASSOCIATES; PHOTOGRAPHY: JESSICA DELANEY PHOTOGRAPHER

WOBURN, MA | MINUTEMANTILE.COM | 781-933-6495

SETTING THE STANDARD SINCE 1970


Beautiful

for Generations

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LeaMar Industries is New England’s preeminent importer

and distributor of first quality natural stone slabs, exotics,

engineered slabs, tiles and mosaics.

Family owned and operated, the company’s roots span over

four generations, tracing back to the quarries of Carrara, Italy.

LeaMar Industries’ expansive showrooms feature unparalleled

products that inspire creativity, and their experts provide

exceptional customer service for both commercial and

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Painstakingly Perfect

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

Installations Plus provides superior service and custom

installations of large and small format tile.

Creating beautiful spaces for 38 years.

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IMPORT • DESIGN

FABRICATE • INSTALL

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Interior Designer: Barqawi Design; Photographer: Free Bird Photography


Architect: Frank Shirley; Interior Design: Katie Rosenfeld;

Builder: The Chelsea Company Photography: Warren PattersonWritten

in Stone

With its deep black background and striking white veining,

the polished Skyfall granite topped island is a showstopper

in this suburban kitchen. To source, fabricate, and install the

counters in their new kitchen, the homeowners contracted

Onyx Marble & Granite.

The island features a dark wood base. Paired with the multifaceted

dark granite top, the piece is the focal point of the

room, which features white cabinetry, walls clad with subway

tile, and brass hardware. The island’s bold stone top adds

wow-factor and “gives that final touch” to the room, says Jose

Moraes, president of Onyx Marble & Granite. “A lot of people

tend to go with very simple colors and this particular stone

goes beyond the usual.”

Much more subtle in contrast to the granite island, are the

kitchen’s surrounding calacatta retro marble counters. With a

milky white background and deep gray veins running through,

the counters seamlessly flow into the cabinetry and a honed

finish leaves them matte and smooth.

In addition to its stellar stonework, the communication the

Onyx Marble & Granite team provides to their clients sets

them apart from other companies, according to Moraes. “We

try to be there for them at all times, answering questions as

fast as we can and that makes us a little different.”

Visit onyxgranite.com to see more examples of Onyx’s work.

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(781) 793-0700

BEFORE

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Countertops, Bars, Baths, Floors, Foyers & more

Bostonstonerestoration.Com

AFTER

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Architect: Latitude Architects; Builder: C.H. Newton Builders; Interior Design: Studio 80; Photos: BluWater Photography

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CLASSIC

Architecture: Catalano Architects

Construction: Howland Company, Inc.

Interior Design: Kotzen Interiors, LLP

Landscape Architect: Gregory Lombardi Design

Millwork: Fine Finish Inc.

Landscape: R.P. Marzilli & Company

Stone: Cumar, Inc.

Photography: Warren Patterson

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Designed for a

multi-generational

family to enjoy for

years to come, this

new retreat exudes a

BEAUTYtime-honored vibe.

At first glance, this gracious Shingle Style home looks

as though it’s been perched in its spot along the

Massachusetts coastline for the last century or so. And

that was precisely the intent, says architect Tom Catalano.

“We wanted the home to feel timeless and not be obvious

that it’s a brand-new house now, or in 75 years.” The

homeowners’ vision was to build a generational summer

retreat that they would enjoy with their children and future

grandchildren.

Designed to accommodate family gatherings, the main

home is equipped for entertaining large groups yearround;

it also serves as a quiet place for the couple to

unwind and work. With guest quarters located above

the detached garage and a beach cottage that the

husband uses as his office, each structure exists in harmony

with each other and the landscape, creating a lovely,

secluded oasis.

From the front, the home is inviting and warm. Blue

shutters compliment the shingled exterior, and a glimpse

of the ocean is visible as soon as one steps through the

front door. Designed in a way that balances the orientation

to the view with the correct orientation to the sun, the

interior is constantly filled with natural light. With extensive

millwork and decorated in shades of white, blue, and sand

tones, there is a cohesive flow throughout the home, yet

each room has a distinct appeal.

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“The attention to detail throughout the house makes each area

feel different. We used wallcoverings to add texture in some

spaces and only the dining room and master bedroom have drapes

since we didn’t want anything to block the view.”

—Barbara Kotzen, Kotzen Interiors

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“We worked to create a design that was sensitive to its

context, resilient given its exposure, and appropriate for its

setting amongst early 20th century shingled houses.”

—Tom Catalano, Catalano Architects

In the kitchen, interior designer Barbara Kotzen selected

a gray and green Del Mare granite for the island and

countertops, with a Thassos marble mosaic backsplash.

The same stone and backsplash are used in the pantry,

located off of the kitchen, where the homeowners store

large appliances and an additional refrigerator. Across

from the kitchen is a butler’s pantry and wet bar with

translucent green quartzite countertops and a rippled

mirrored mosaic backsplash, that sparkles when hit by

the sun.

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Located in a flood zone, Catalano and Henry Ladd, principal of

Howland Company, worked to ensure the home is both resilient

and energy-efficient. “Being attentive to the smallest details is the

start of a high-performance home,” says Ladd, the lead builder on

the project. “From how the windows are installed, to the detailing

of the envelope, to the way everything is air sealed, it’s critical to

monitor all those little details.”

Despite community restraints on construction between Memorial

Day and Labor Day, the project was completed in two years. The

dynamic team met regularly on-site to identify and develop design

options, requiring an open line of communication and a level of

trust. “The homeowners were a dream to work with and everyone

was willing to listen to one another to move the project forward,”

says Catalano. “It was a successful arrangement with mutual

respect and clear expectations.”

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The two-bedroom guest cottage is an idyllic spot for

visiting family members and friends to stay. Just outside

the main house is an infinity pool, outdoor patio, and

expansive lawn that leads to the beach cottage, which

was the only building that remains from the residence’s

previous incarnation. The cottage’s basic structure was not

changed, but a stone fireplace and glass doors that open

out to the water were added, creating a tranquil space

perfectly positioned on the ocean.

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Ornamental blooming plants along the parking court and front door add

texture and color to the home. The same colors are reinforced along the

water side, but slowly transition to more ornamental grasses and resilient

shrubs that can withstand the ocean’s salt spray and seasonal storms.

A pitched wall surrounding the pool was designed to diminish wave action

and the edge of the infinity pool was engineered to withstand tidal floods,

according to Gregory Lombardi, the landscape architect for this project who

worked closely with Catalano designing a space that is fluid and open. “Tom

understands how landscape interacts with architecture and that allows us to

do our best work,” says Lombardi.

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HOME

INTEGRATION

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.

Photo courtesy of Creative Systems

Photography by Warren Patterson

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Hopkington 508-655-2262 | Osterville 508-420-0918 | www.creativesys.com


Specializing in luxury Boston

high-rises as well as city and

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how technology can make your living spaces come alive.

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System 7’s

experience

center takes the

complexity out

of technology

decisions.

Systematic Approach

Gerard Lynch doesn’t want his customers to get

overwhelmed by the ever-evolving products, platforms,

and specifications of technology design. Rather, Lynch,

the president of System 7, a company that provides home

technology, lighting, and shading, strives to keep it simple.

“Our approach is simplicity, reliability, and aesthetics,”

says Lynch. “Homeowners want the latest systems; they

want them to work well and look beautiful. Our job is to

understand the technology and to help homeowners find

what they need.”

System 7’s umbrella includes Wolfers Lighting and the

Boston Shade Company. Last spring, the company opened

an experience center at the Boston Design Center and

later this year, a new Wolfers Lighting showroom modeled

after the Boston space will open in Wellesley.

The centers are educational, not sales-oriented, explains

Lynch. In both locations, visitors can learn about how

technology works and how home systems can tie multiple

aspects together. They’re also able to glean insights

about different lighting concepts—such as human centric

lighting, which puts the focus on bringing the dynamics

of natural daylight back into people’s everyday lives—and

view a variety of motorized shading options.

“When people come to our experience center they meet

with a designer rather than a salesperson and that’s what

sets us apart,” says Lynch. “We are design professionals

one-hundred percent devoted to lighting, shading, and

home technology.”

For more information, visit systemseven.com

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Home automation simplified.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Ligne Roset Boston

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THOSMOSER.COM 800.862.1973


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The authentic, minimal nature of the wood is what makes

Thos. Moser’s handmade furniture so alluring.

For nearly 50 years, Thos. Moser been driven by its mission

to create furniture out of solid wood that is simple in form

and driven by function where each piece is an embodiment

of its intended use—nothing more, nothing less.

Each solid wood design is made from sustainably

harvested North American hardwood, predominantly

cherry and walnut, and finished without paints or stains to

highlight the natural and organic beauty of the wood. This

allows each piece to develop a rich patina over time as it is

exposed to natural elements and daily use.

When you purchase a piece of furniture from Thos. Moser,

it comes with a lifetime of friendship and service. The

company’s skilled craftspeople take pride in handmaking

furniture that becomes part of your family’s story. Each

piece is signed by the maker as a promise of its quality and

is guaranteed for life.

Visit thosmoser.com for more details on its Mainemanufactured

furniture.

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TO THE TRADE

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Art

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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 Warren Patterson

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BOSTON LUXURY

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Selected Antiques, Natural History and

Items of Curiosity from the beginning

of the world to 1900.

G. Keith Funston Jr.

978.758.6504

Massachusetts: Pickering Wharf Antique Gallery, Salem | Salt Marsh Antiques, Rowley | Sandwich Antiques, Sandwich

Connecticut: Antique and Artisan Gallery, Stamford; New Hampshire: New Hampshire Antique Co-op, Milford; Maine: MacDougall - Gionet, Wells


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We are pleased to now offer Lutron, world

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Walk-in closet custom designed

by California Closets

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When you organize your home, everything

fi nds its place in the story of your life.

And every space we custom design with you

makes room for what will happen next.

Find yourself at home

with

Joy Cho

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Free In-Home or In-Showroom Design Consultation

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JEFF SODERBERGH

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jeffsoderbergh.com | 401-845-9087 | inquiries@jeffsoderbergh.com |

jeffsoderbergh

elm and steel trestle

oiled bronze finish

Specialists in the design and installation of gas fireplaces

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A loving restoration of a cherished lamp.

Rewiring and safety check

Choosing the shade and trim

Photography by Warren Patterson

Production of the new shade

Restoration complete

Creative Custom Lamps,

Shade Designs And Lighting

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Distinctive Fine Art

Family Portrait: Before,

During & After Restoration

A legacy of craftsmanship

since 1921.

Expert Art and

Furniture Restoration

for Residential and

Commercial Clientele.

29 Tower Rd

Newton MA 02464

(617) 965-3388

www.trefler.com

This painting arrived to Trefler’s with holes in the canvas, the paint was

lifting, cracked, and flaking. The painting was re-lined, holes and bare

areas filled, and in-painted before the surface was cleaned. The final part

of the restoration process was to put a new coat of varnish on the surface

to protect 617 965-3388 this family X portrait 226 • for khegarty@trefler.com another generation. • www.trefler.com

Fine Art • Fine Framing

144 Great Road, Acton, MA • 978.263.5105

www.powersgallery.com • call for hours

extraordinary original artwork,

sculpture, and fine quality prints, all presented

in a beautiful historic home in Acton.

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The Comforts of Home & Garden

The Outdoor Living Store

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Designers welcome

Closed Tuesdays

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781-861-1200 | www.seasonsfour.com


Architecture: Curl Simitis Architecture + Design

Construction: Lynch Construction & Remodeling

Landscape Design: Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

Landscape Construction: Onyx Corporation

Millwork: Kenyon Woodworking

Garage Doors: Designer Garage Doors

Photography: Warren Patterson

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Into the

woods

A new home is designed in reverence

to its deeply wooded setting.

When the homeowners asked Michael Lynch, of Lynch

Construction and Remodeling, to visit a lot they were

considering purchasing to build their next home, he noticed

another much larger parcel across the street. “I suggested that

they consider the other lot instead because it had so much

more value than the first one,” recalls Lynch.

It didn’t take much convincing for the homeowners to see the

second site’s potential. Located in a secluded neighborhood

in Needham, the lot encompasses nearly 10 acres and borders

the Charles River. Much of the forested setting—which feels

more like a plot that could be found in the rustic New Hampshire

woods than in suburban Boston—is protected by the

Trustees of Reservations.

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“The homeowners wanted the house to be all about the

forest views—the most important aspect was fitting the

house into the context of the site,” says Richard Curl,

principal of Curl Simitis Architecture + Design, who drafted

plans for the residence, while collaborating closely with

Lynch and Devin Hefferon, a senior associate at Matthew

Cunningham Landscape Design.

“It was literally a forest through the trees moment,” recalls

Hefferon. “How do you carve into this existing landscape

to make a home while preserving what makes the site so

special?” The site’s existing topography dictated where

the house would be set, including the access point for the

basement and the location of the home’s raised patios and

covered porch. “The homeowners had lived in Needham for

years and they wanted to stay there, close to their friends,”

says Hefferon. “However, they really wanted this place to

feel like a house in the woods and not a suburban home.”

While the lot had to be cleared to make space for the

house, the goal was to preserve as much of the vegetation

as possible. Additionally, the long term landscape plan

involves revegetating the property so over time, “there’s

a sense that it’s disappearing back into the woods,” says

Hefferon. “The house has both an old charm and modern

feel to it. We strove to make the landscape look natural to

nestle the house in.”

Unlike most of the other homes in the neighborhood,

the home is set far back from the road. The grade at the

back of the house drops dramatically and opens to the

woodland. “From there, the house feels very connected

to nature,” says Courtney Driver, an associate of Curl’s.

On the first floor, the family room has a wall of glass

overlooking the landscape and the adjacent family room

has three walls of windows. All of the bedrooms on the

second floor have views of the forested setting.

The homeowners envisioned a home with Shingle Style

characteristics. To make the structure fit within the context

of the wooded setting, shingles are slate in color and trim

is painted a black tone that matches the windows; stone

sheathes the base of the house. The rooflines are steep.

“We wanted the scale of the house to have a presence

among the trees,” says Curl. Slight embellishments to

the exterior add interest including a projecting triangularshaped

overhang above the front door known as a prow;

on the back of the house a gable features a projection that

combines a prow shape with the more curved essence of

an eyebrow motif.

“One of the reasons we were so excited to build the

house was because of these multi-plane, angled and

curved gables—they are complex to build, and require the

collaboration of some real skilled craftsmen,” says Lynch.

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“One of the reasons we were so excited to build the

house was because of these multi-plane, angled and

curved gables—they are complex to build, and require the

collaboration of some real skilled craftsmen.”

—Michael Lynch

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As the main focus of the project was incorporating views

into the home, the interior was kept very simple, with

minimal detailing says Curl. Much consideration was

devoted to the recreational pursuits of the homeowners’

two daughters, including the full basketball court that

was put into the garage. Initially, the basketball court was

planned for the basement, but that proved problematic.

“We would have needed to do a 20-foot excavation to

accommodate a basketball court in the basement,” says

Lynch. Ultimately, the garage, which has a 32-foot high

ceiling, was designed to include the court.

Upon the approach to the home, there isn’t a traditional

green lawn surrounding the residence. Instead, native

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plantings take center stage. “We specifically chose

plant material that is native and has incredible fall color—

red maples, sweet spire, sweet ferns,” says Hefferon.

“The reds, yellows, and golds really make the property

sing in October.”

Clockwise from far left: The kitchen cabinets, custom built by

Kenyon Woodworking, are painted a dark gray while the island

base is walnut. White was used for the trim and quartz counters,

which keeps the space feeling light and airy; built-in shelves in

the family room showcase family treasures; a sliding glass pocket

door closes off the dog area from the main living space.

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Above: The garage, where the basketball

court is located, soars to the tree-line over

30-feet-high. Wood clad garage doors

tie the structure to the forested setting.

Right: While the building has bands of

windows that let in ample sunlight, lights

set into the towering ceiling all for pick-up

games to be played after dark.

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LANDSCAPE

ARCHITECTS

Landscape architects imagine the outdoor living

spaces that have redefined how we live outdoors.

Considering both hardscape and softscape, these

professionals play up a site to its fullest advantage

while integrating it with the home.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Lombardi Design, Paragon Landscape Construction

Photography by Rosemary Fletcher

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Photography: Warren Patterson


Landscape Architecture

LombardiDesign.com


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Photo: Richard Mandelkorn

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Photography: Warren Paterson


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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.

Photo courtesy of Arkins Construction, Inc., Gale Goff ,

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC, Landscape Creations

Photography by Anthony Crisafulli

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JAMES DOYLE DESIGN ASSOCIATES; PHOTO BY ALLEGRA ANDERSON

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Nick O’Hara of O’Hara & Company

is donating stone to build the Caitlin

O’Hara Community Health Clinic

part of The Leo Project. An initiative

close to his heart, The Leo Project

is a non-profit organization that was

started in honor of Nick’s daughter,

Caitlin, who passed away in 2016

following a double lung transplant. It’s

the vision of Jess Danforth, another

extraordinary young woman who

vowed to honor the memory of her

best friend, Caitlin.

The Caitlin O’Hara Community Health

Clinic for Maternal and Child Care will

focus on maternal and reproductive

healthcare, pediatric care, primary

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Learn how to help The Leo Project, visit theleoproject.org. Donations can be made at theleoproject.org/donate.

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TRINITY

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Photography: Warren Patterson

Trinity Irrigation specializes in quality residential & commercial irrigation and landscaping light design,

installation and repair. Lawn Sprinkler Systems and Landscaping Lights have been installed throughout

Eastern Massachusetts since 1994, and we warranty and service all that is sold. We take pride in our

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SPECIALTY

Turn to specialists for expert services

including framing, roofing, insulating,

plumbing, heating, and real estate. Distinctive

products and designs—like fireplaces, custom

wine cellars, shutters, and garages—make

your home that much more special.

Photo courtesy of Slocum Hall Design Group, Concept Building, Inc.,

Commonwealth Fireplace, Natural Stone Wall Solutions, Inc., Combined Energies, Inc.

Photography by Warren Patterson

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Boston Billiard Emporium’s Stephen Kelly

combines his passion for antiques with painstaking

craftsmanship to restore billiard tables to their former glory.

Captured

in time

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 full-service

repairs department for anything that

may go wrong with your table.

343 Medford Street

Somerville, MA 02145

(800) 479-1661, Local (617) 625-2718

www.bostonbilliards.net

Photography by Warren Patterson

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Where a World of Warmth Awaits You

Photography by Keitaro Yoshioka

the Largest

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deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square

footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.


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both nationally and internationally and traveled abroad

to promote new Boston developments to potential buyers.

Brett is methodical and analytical, relying on perceptions

and information shared by his colleagues—both in his

own office and at other firms—to help him provide his

clients with the most up-to-date market insights. He

takes a hands-on, individually tailored approach with

each of his clients. “How I work with one client might be

different from how I work with another,” he says. “Buying

and selling property is one of the biggest decisions

people make in life. To understand their long-term goals, I

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Architect: Slocum Hall; Interior Design: Briar Design

Construction: Concept Building; Photography: Warren Patterson

Cape Cod Cupola Co., Inc.

Manufacturers of

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uniquely handcrafted

copper weather vanes

and finials

since 1939.

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Kragsyde blends naturally into the rocky bluff overlooking Lobster

Cove in Manchester, MA by incorporating hand-finished yet

low-maintenance granite. With Interiors designed by Meichi Peng

Design Studio, classic neutral-tones allow the ocean views (from

nearly every room) through walls of floor to ceiling windows

to take center stage.

discerning owner who prefers a private neighborhood,

cherishes the natural setting, values

design excellence, and seeks a home that is both

resoundingly beautiful and eminently livable.

It is clear that Kragsyde was built for a

Luxury

Inside

and Out

When Dalia Tamari, (Founder of Dalia Kitchen Design and renowned

for over 3 decades of transforming and creating exquisite kitchens

worldwide) set out to build and design her own Berkshires home,

she spent three years designing and another 3 years to build her

home. “Of course I wanted the very best and because of my work,

I had access to the best” said Dalia, it had to be beautiful, but also,

practical, and livable. It is one of my greatest accomplishments.

KRAGSYDE OCEANFRONT CONTEMPORARY

Manchester-by-the-Sea | 1.95± Acres | $14,000,000

Lanse L. Robb

978-590-0056 • lrobb@landvest.com

EUROPEAN ESTATE IN THE BERKSHIRES

West Stockbridge, MA | 58± Acres | $5,300,000

Cindy Welch

413-329-3999 • cwelch@landvest.com

HQ: Ten Post Office Square | Suite 1125 South | Boston, MA 02109

617-723-1800 | www.landvest.com


INDEX

a Blade of Grass....................................................................................300

A3 Architects, Inc.....................................................................................62

Acompora Interiors........................................................................172-173

Acorn Tree and Landscaping............................................................. 319

Adolfo Perez Architect..............................................................43, 48-51

Anderson Fireplace.............................................................................. 329

Anderson Insulation.............................................................................. 331

Archwright Fine Home Builders & Estate Management............. 121

Ares Structures....................................................................................... 122

Arkins Construction Company...........................................114-115, 306

Auburndale Builders ............................................................................ 128

Bang + Olufsen......................................................................................... 10

Bannon Custom Builders...................................................................... 113

Battle Architects......................................................................................42

Benchmark Builders, Inc......................................................................120

Betsy Bassett Interiors................................................................. 166-167

Birschner Painting................................................................................. 216

Boston Billiard Emporium...................................................................327

Boston Garage....................................................................................... 328

Boston Luxury Beds............................................................................. 270

Boston Fine Home Details..................................................................333

Boston Stone Restoration.................................................................. 236

Botanica Fine Gardens......................................................................... 312

Brendon Homes......................................................................................116

Brett DeRocker / Compass................................................................ 338

BrickStone Masonry.............................................................................304

brookes + hill Custom Builders........................................100, 130-140

Butler of Far Hills...................................................................................170

C&S Insurance........................................................................................ 335

C2MG Builders...................................................................................98-99

California Closets...................................................................................275

Cape Cod Cupola..................................................................................340

Capital Masonry..................................................................................... 316

Carter & Company..........................................................................152-153

Casabella Interiors.................................................................................4-5

Catalano Architects ............................................. 37, 238-249, Cover-1

Catherine Truman Architects................................................................41

Charles River Wine Cellars.........................................................324-325

Chilton Furniture .................................................................................. 278

Clappers Creative Fireplace Solutions............................................ 276

Clarke...................................................................................................11, 188

CM Ragusa Builders.........................................................................84-85

Columbia Contracting Corp...........................................................96-97

Combined Energies, Inc.............................................. 109-111, 322, 337

Commonwealth Fireplace......................................... 109-111, 322, 340

Concept Building, Inc.....................................................102, 109-11, 322

Concord Lamp and Shade..................................................................277

Crane Appliance.....................................................................................198

Creative Systems...............................................................250, 252-253

Crown Point Cabinetry.......................................................................... 20

Crown Select Cabinetry.......................................................................189

Cumar Inc..................................................................... 226-227, 238-249

Cummings Architects + Interiors..............................58, 82, 280-287

Curl Simitis architecture + design..............................61, 82, 280-287

Cutting Edge Systems.......................................................................... 315

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects.....................................66-73, 301

Design Within Reach (herman miller)...........................................266

Designer Garage Doors.....................................................280-287, 339

Designer Wood Floors........................................................................ 222

Details Matters........................................................................................274

Divine Design Center...............................................................................12

Duckham Architecture + Interiors.....................................60, 142-149

Elms Interior Design.......................................................24-27, 162-163

Elza B. Design.................................................................................164-165

Eric Haydel Design........................................................................ 158-159

E.W. Tarca Construction, Inc................................................................ 118

F.H. Perry Builders.................................................................................6-7

Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations...................92-93, 142-149

Fallon Fine Cabinetry & Millwork....................................142-149, 209

FBN Construction......................................................................................9

Fine Finish, Inc.................................................................... 220, 238-249

Fine Paints of Europe....................................................................212-213

First Class Marble & Granite...............................................................237

Foley Fiore Architecture....................................................................... 46

Funston Antiques..................................................................................272

Frank Webb Home................................................................................199

Gregory Lombardi Design............ 238-249, 288, 290-291, Cover-1

Haddad Modica Team / Compass.................................................... 334

Hawthorn Builders................................................................................104

Heartwood Cabinetmakers................................................................. 221

Heather Vaughan Interior Design..............................................160-161

HMI Glass................................................................................................. 223

Horner Millwork......................................................................................210

Howland Company, Inc...................................... 105, 238-249,Cover-1

Hutker Architects................................................................... 59, 130-140

I-Kanda Architects, LLC........................................................................ 64

Installations Plus................................................................................... 232

Interiology Design Co............................................................................ 171

J.H. Klein Wassink & Co., Inc......................................... 74-81, 186-187

Jacob Lilley Architects,Inc........................................................39, 74-81

James Phillip Golden Architect.......................................................... 64

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc........................................30-31, Cover-3

Jarvis Appliance............................................................................. 184-185

JB Sash-Marvin..................................................................................... 222

Jeff Soderbergh / Custom Sustainable Furnishings.................. 276

JJ Hardwood Flooring.........................................................142-149, 219

JW Construction, Inc. ..........................................................................106

Karen Sebastian, LLC...........................................................................304

Kenneth E. Hurd & Associates, Inc.....................................................63

Kenyon Woodworking...................................................... 217, 280-287

Kevin Cradock Builders.........................................................................119

KINEGATE................................................................................................ 318

Kistler & Knapp Builders,Inc................................................94-95, 129

Kitchen Visions......................................................................................202

KR+H Kochman Reidt +Haigh............................................................ 215

Kotzen Interiors, LLP.........................150, 154-155, 238-249, Cover-1

KVC Builders.............................................................................Back Cover

Landscape Creations..................................................................306, 317

LandVest Real Estate............................................................................ 341

LDa Architecture & Interiors.......................... 32-33, 66-73, 156-157

LeaMar Industries.................................................................................. 231

Lien Enterprises Custom Builders & Renovations........................ 107

Ligne Roset Contemporary Design Furniture..................... 262, 271

Longfellow Design Build.........................................................................19

Lynch Construction & Remodeling ........................82, 108, 280-287

Magee Builders....................................................................................... 124

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design....82, 280-287, 305, 306

Merz Construction................................................................................. 126

McCormack Builders.............................................................................. 112

McKay Architects.....................................................................................65

MDLA Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture............. 296-297

Mellowes & Paladino, Inc.......................................................................45

Meyer & Meyer Architecture & Interiors......36, Inside Front Cover

MGa/ Marcus Gleysteen Architects............................. 2-3, 28, 54-57

Minuteman Tile & Marble Co., Inc....................................................230

Moe Coehlo Porcelain ......................................................................... 234

Monique’s Bath Showroom, Inc.......................................................202

MWI Fibershield...................................................................................... 181

Natural Stone Wall Solutions.....................................109-111, 318, 322

New England Design Works..............................................................200

New England Shutter Mills................................................................ 326

New Ravenna................................................................................ 228-229

Newton Kitchens & Design................................................................. 193

Nicholaeff Architecture + Design........................................................38

Nicholas Stanos Architect, PLLC.........................................................62

O’Hara & Company/Leo Project.......................................................320

Oasis Shower Doors.............................................................................330

Onyx Corporation................................82, 130-140, 280-287, 310-311

Onyx Marble & Granite...............................................................224, 235

Parterre Garden Services...................................................................302

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Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC...............................................17, Cover-4

Paul Weber Architects...........................................................................47

Pella Windows and Doors Company.............................214, 280-287

Perfection Fence.................................................................................... 314

Peter Sachs Architect............................................................................ 60

Poirier Sales and Service.....................................................................198

Powers Gallery....................................................................................... 278

ProSouce New England......................................................................203

QF Design Build..................................................................................... 127

R. P. Marzilli & Company........................238-249, 308-309, Cover-1

Renjeau Galleries..................................................................................269

Ricardo Rodriguez + Associates/ Coldwell Banker.....................332

Rob Bramhall Architects, Inc......................................................... 34-35

Robin Gannon Interiors & Home........................ 15, 175-179, Cover-2

RootCellars Concepts...........................................................................196

Saltwoods...............................................................................................268

Sanford Custom Builders, Inc........................................................ 90-91

SBS One Source..................................................................................... 125

SBS One Source / Arcadia Windows...................................................8

SBS One Source / Fold-Up Windows............................................. 342

SBS One Source / Kebony................................................................... 141

SBS One Source / Loewen Windows..............................................208

SBS One Source / Panoramah!.................................................. 13, 204

SBS One Source / Yawal USA ........................................................... 218

Scandia Kitchens............................................................................194-195

SDI/Systems Design & Integration, Inc............................109-111, 261

sea-dar Construction............................................................................103

Seasons Four Outdoor Furniture..................................................... 279

Select Horticulture, Inc......................................................................... 313

Semple Hettrich Team / Coldwell Banker..................................... 336

Serena & Lily.......................................................................................... 267

D. Schumacher Company.................................................................... 315

Simple Home.........................................................................................260

Slocum Hall Design Group...........................................44, 109-111, 322

Snow and Jones, Inc............................................................................. 192

Soderholm Custom Builders.........................................................86-87

Splash...............................................................................................182, 201

SRW Shope Reno Wharton.........................................40, Back Cover

SSG Pools................................................................................................340

Stone Inc. ............................................................................................... 233

SuCasa Designs LLC................................................................66-73, 180

Sudbury Design Group................................................ 74-81, 294-295

Supply New England............................................................................190

SV Design............................................................................................ 52-53

Sweeney Brothers Construction LLC............................................... 128

Symbio Design Landscape Architects............................................ 303

System 7 / Wolfers...................................................................... 258-259

The Chelsea Company...............................................117, 224, Cover-4

The Gallery................................................................................................191

The MacDowell Company......................................................... 292-293

The Rivershops........................................................................................174

Thomas Moser..............................................................................264-265

Thoughtforms Corp................................ Inside Front Cover-1, 88-89

Tile Showcase........................................................................................ 228

Tischler Und Sohn Windows....................................................206-207

Trefler’s.................................................................................................... 278

Trinity Irrigation..................................................................................... 321

TSP Smart Spaces........................................................................256-257

United Marble ....................................................................................... 236

Vani Sayeed Studios.....................................................................168-169

Venegas and Company.......................................................130-140, 197

Walpole Outdoors................................................................................320

Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, LLC......................................................... 211

Wanderlust Interiors ...............................................................74-81, 180

Western Windows Systems...........................344, Inside Back Cover

WKP Construction................................................................................. 123

WTI Inc......................................................................................................273

Youngblood Builders...............................................................66-73, 101

Zen Associates, Inc......................................................................298-299

ZK Painting.......................................................................................212-213

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