08.08.2023 Views

BDG 27th Edition 2024

Boston Design Guide 27th Edition 2024. Your Luxury Home Resource Guide for everything from design and construction to landscape.

Boston Design Guide 27th Edition 2024. Your Luxury Home Resource Guide for everything from design and construction to landscape.

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS

Create successful ePaper yourself

Turn your PDF publications into a flip-book with our unique Google optimized e-Paper software.

FINE HOME RESOURCES


RICHARD MANDELKORN PHOTOGRAPHY


KOULOPOULOS VONA & CO.<br />

Built right from the start.<br />

The way we see it, there’s only one way to do things when building,<br />

renovating or maintaining a home, and that’s the right way.<br />

METRO BOSTON CAPE COD & ISLANDS LAKES REGION, NH<br />

kvcbuilders.com


Boston • Lincoln • 617.542.6060 • mgaarchitects.com


Bespoke luxury kitchen design in Boston.<br />

(617) 593-3510<br />

20 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445 USA<br />

docabostonkitchens.com


WWW.KENNETHVONA.COM<br />

THE ONLY THING THAT HAS MORE INTEGRITY THAN THE<br />

HOMES WE BUILD ARE THE PEOPLE WHO BUILD THEM.<br />

This is Kenneth. He’s been building extraordinary homes for the past 35 years. They’re not just built<br />

with the finest craftsmanship, or the best materials available, they’re built with values, by a team who<br />

respects everyone they work with, who never takes a shortcut, who gives 100%, 100% of the time.<br />

Because that’s as important to Ken as the shingles, the foundation, and the plumbing. In fact, it’s why he<br />

built a whole new company — to go back to the values he began his career with. He wouldn’t have it any<br />

other way, and neither should you.


WWW.KENNETHVONA.COM<br />

WE’RE NOT JUST BUILDING EXTRAORDINARY HOMES,<br />

WE’RE BUILDING EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIPS.<br />

This is Conor. He’s a Project Supervisor at Kenneth Vona & Son Construction. He works closely with<br />

clients, discussing construction techniques, and keeping them up to date on the flow and safety of their<br />

project. He also stays in touch with their architect and designer to ensure their vision is being adhered<br />

to. The truth is, whatever way in which Conor can help a client, he does. Because he knows, like the team<br />

he works with knows, it’s just as important to create a client relationship that will stand the test of time,<br />

as it is to create a home that will do the same.


Landscape Architecture<br />

Interior Design<br />

Design + Build<br />

800.834.6654<br />

www.zenassociates.com


WWW.KENNETHVONA.COM<br />

WE BUILD OUR HOMES WITH WOOD, BRICK, CEMENT,<br />

AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE PRINCIPLES.<br />

This is Ari. He’s the Director of Millwork for Kenneth Vona & Son Construction. He can tell you that not every<br />

artist uses canvas. He and his team focus on making the woodwork and finishes of a home nothing less than<br />

exquisite — curved joinery that’s breathtaking, intricate crown molding and architectural elements that slay<br />

the design-obsessed. He and his team never skimp, never phone it in, never give less than everything they’ve<br />

got. They have the utmost integrity in what they create. Of course, working at Kenneth Vona & Son means<br />

that’s who you are, or you’d be working elsewhere.


CONTENTS<br />

22 Architects<br />

50 Custom Builders<br />

104 Interior Design<br />

158 Kitchens, Baths, Stone & Tile<br />

208 Millwork, Finishes, Flooring,<br />

Doors & Windows<br />

226 Home Integration, Furniture & Decorative<br />

Accessories<br />

240 Landscape Architects<br />

260 Landscape<br />

278 Specialty<br />

18<br />

WOMEN IN STONE<br />

We tip our hat to the women who lead some of the best stone distributors, fabricators, showrooms, and<br />

restorative services companies in Boston and beyond.<br />

67<br />

14 PUBLISHERS PAGE<br />

44 A TALE OF TRANSFORMATION<br />

Architect Patrick Ahearn releases second published<br />

work featuring the historic Myles Standish Hotel.<br />

98 COMING FULL CIRCLE<br />

The merging of two Rowes Wharf condo units<br />

restores a fully circular rotunda entrance.<br />

106 <strong>BDG</strong> LEGENDS AWARD: MICHAEL CARTER<br />

128 LIVING LIVELY<br />

The experts’ take on bold patterns and playful colors.<br />

130 TRADE SECRETS OF TOP INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Top interior designers share their secrets.<br />

202 THE JEWELRY BOX<br />

A compact home reveals quality in every<br />

square inch.<br />

BUILDERS DREAM<br />

After creating dream homes for many clients,<br />

Marc Kaplan builds for himself in the Back Bay.<br />

186<br />

194<br />

MODERN HISTORY LESSON<br />

A charming old-world Brookline home is reimagined to<br />

embrace a holistic approach to modern living.<br />

254 FARM TO TABLE<br />

A revitalized suburban landscape brings home<br />

the bounty in more ways than one.<br />

291 INDEX<br />

COASTAL COMFORT<br />

The modernization of a traditional home that looks as though it has always been part of this historic town.<br />

On the covers (left to right) Cover 1: Carter<br />

& Company Interior Design; Michael J. Lee<br />

Photography | Cover 2: Kotzen Interiors, LLP; Adams<br />

+ Beasley Associates; Jessica Delaney Photography<br />

| Cover 3: Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA);<br />

Concept Building; Sashya Thind; Warren Patterson<br />

Photography | Cover 4: Soderholm Custom Builders,<br />

Inc.; SRW - Shope Reno Warton; Sudbury Design<br />

Group; Richard Mandelkorn Photography<br />

FINE HOME RESOURCES<br />

FINE HOME RESOURCES<br />

FINE HOME RESOURCES<br />

FINE HOME RESOURCES<br />

12<br />

bostondesignguide.com


Interior Design: Eric Dare Design; Photography: Sarah Winchester<br />

Architects Who Build<br />

Lifting Spirits With Spaces<br />

103 Terrace St, Boston, MA 02120 | 617.708.0676 | nedesignbuild.com


FROM THE PUBLISHER<br />

Recently, I had the joy of hosting my son’s intimate wedding, surrounded by immediate family, in<br />

the rustic charm of my barn and my neighbor’s picturesque farm-like setting. It was a reminder<br />

of how much I cherish my home and the simple pleasure of entertaining within its walls. As the<br />

world continues to hurtle at a frenetic pace, I can’t help but feel the urge to preserve the sanctity<br />

of our living spaces and the joy of quality time spent with loved ones.<br />

In the wake of the pandemic, we all experienced a unique appreciation for our homes. Amid<br />

the chaos, many of us found solace in the familiar comforts of our personal spaces, making<br />

improvements to elevate our living environments. Yet, as life returns to its regular hustle and<br />

bustle, we run the risk of losing sight of the sanctuary that our homes can provide.<br />

In this <strong>27th</strong> Annual edition of <strong>BDG</strong>, we encourage you to pause and consider how to make<br />

your home an even more special place for family and friends. This edition is especially<br />

dedicated to interior design, with valuable insights and trade secrets from top designers. By<br />

scanning the QR codes provided, you can access their sources for inspiration. Additionally, we<br />

are thrilled to honor Michael Carter at Carter and Company with the prestigious <strong>BDG</strong> Legends<br />

Award, recognizing his remarkable 25-year journey in the world of design and his unparalleled<br />

knowledge of its history.<br />

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the homeowners who graciously allowed us to<br />

photograph their homes, showcasing the incredible talent of the tradespeople behind<br />

these awe-inspiring spaces.<br />

Let this edition of <strong>BDG</strong> inspire you to reclaim the beauty of your home, making it a haven of<br />

joy, warmth, and togetherness. Here’s to cherishing the moments that matter most.<br />

Melanie Perillo, Publisher<br />

Instagram: @<strong>BDG</strong>Melanie<br />

Roger Pelissier Photography<br />

BOSTON DESIGN GUIDE<br />

PUBLISHER<br />

Melanie Perillo<br />

EDITOR<br />

Maddie Brisbane<br />

DESIGN DIRECTOR<br />

Rob Silsby<br />

MARKETING COORDINATOR /<br />

SOCIAL CONTENT CREATOR<br />

Talia Padilla<br />

OPERATIONS MANAGER<br />

Ian Kaplan<br />

ACCOUNT MANAGERS<br />

Lisa Almquist<br />

Colleen Keelan<br />

Maureen Lampert<br />

INTERN<br />

Hayley Bracci<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Dan Cutrona<br />

Jessica Delaney<br />

Michael J. Lee<br />

Sean Litchfield<br />

Richard Mandelkorn<br />

Warren Patterson<br />

Roger Pelissier<br />

Greg Premru<br />

Nat Rea<br />

<strong>BDG</strong> Staff: (Back L to R) Colleen Keelan, Hayley Bracci, Maddie Brisbane, Rob Silsby,<br />

(Front L to R) Ian Kaplan, Maureen Lampert, Melanie Perillo, Lisa Almquist and Talia Padilla.<br />

www.bostondesignguide.com<br />

<strong>BDG</strong> Boston Design Guide; <strong>27th</strong> <strong>Edition</strong>, <strong>2024</strong>, prints annually and is<br />

published by Boston Design Guide, Inc. 365 Boston Post Road, Box<br />

373, Sudbury, MA 01776. Boston Design Guide (“<strong>BDG</strong>”) provides<br />

information on luxury homes and lifestyles. Boston Design Guide,<br />

its affiliates, employees, contributors, writers, editors, (Publisher)<br />

accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors or omissions with<br />

information and/or advertisements contained herein. The publisher<br />

has neither investigated nor endorsed the companies and/or<br />

products that advertise within the publication or that are mentioned<br />

editorially. Publisher assumes no responsibility for the claims made by<br />

the Advertisers or the merits of their respective products or services<br />

advertised or mentioned editorially herein, and neither expressly<br />

nor implicitly endorses such Advertiser products, services or claims.<br />

Publisher expressly assumes no liability for any damages whatsoever<br />

that may be suffered by any purchaser or user for any products or<br />

services advertised or mentioned editorially herein and strongly<br />

recommends that any purchaser or user investigate such products,<br />

services, methods and/or claims made thereto. Opinions expressed<br />

in the magazine and/or its advertisements do not necessarily reflect<br />

the opinions of the Publisher. Neither the Publisher nor its staff,<br />

associates or affiliates are responsible for any errors, omissions or<br />

information whatsoever that have been misrepresented to Publisher.<br />

The information on products and services as advertised <strong>BDG</strong><br />

Boston Design Guide are shown by Publisher on an “as is” and “as<br />

available” basis. Publisher makes no representations or warranties<br />

of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the information, services,<br />

contents, trademarks, patents, materials or products included in this<br />

magazine. All pictures reproduced in <strong>BDG</strong> Boston Design Guide have<br />

been accepted by Publisher on the condition that such pictures are<br />

reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the photographer<br />

and any homeowner concerned. As such, Publisher is not responsible<br />

for any infringement of the copyright or otherwise arising out of any<br />

publication in <strong>BDG</strong> Boston Design Guide or bostondesignguide.com.<br />

<strong>BDG</strong> Boston Design Guide is a pending licensed trademark of Boston<br />

Design Guide, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may<br />

be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic<br />

or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information<br />

storage and retrieval system, without the expressed written permission<br />

of the Publisher. ADDRESS SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS AND<br />

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Boston Design Guide, 365 Boston Post<br />

Road, Box 373, Sudbury, MA 01776. Email: Info@BostonDesignGuide.<br />

com or telephone 978-443-9886.<br />

14<br />

bostondesignguide.com


Michael Lee Photography and Duncan Hughes Interiors<br />

617.333.6800 fbnconstruction.com hello@fbnconstruction.com


A R C H I T E C T & B U I L D E R<br />

CAPE COD · BOSTON | SOUTH END · SOUTH SHORE · LINCOLN, NH 774 255-1709 · LONGFELLOWDB.COM


For years, <strong>BDG</strong> has showcased some of the best stone distributors, fabricators,<br />

showrooms, and restorative services companies in Boston and beyond.<br />

Their success stems from rich family history and/or dedication to their<br />

trade. However, the contemporary women in stone – those who are largely<br />

responsible for carrying a torch of excellence and fanning its flame, deserve our<br />

attention. It is why <strong>BDG</strong> selected the Boston Women’s Memorial as a backdrop<br />

to commemorate seven women who are creating history of their own.<br />

18<br />

bostondesignguide.com


the WOMEN<br />

in stone<br />

Roger Pelissier Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 19


Melissa Bunis<br />

Boston Stone Restoration<br />

www.bostonstonerestoration.com<br />

Co-owned and run by Melissa and Paul Bunis since 2006, Boston Stone<br />

Restoration specializes in the maintenance of, care for, and repair of stone in<br />

both residential and commercial settings. Great importance is placed on high<br />

quality craftsmanship, as well as the education of clients on the material(s) of<br />

their choice. Technicians and staff are continuously trained in skills of the trade<br />

and current industry standards to ensure fantastic quality of work. Melissa<br />

serves as Vice President of Operations at Boston Stone Restoration, using her<br />

25 years of experience in management and sales. She places her focus on high<br />

levels of customer support and satisfaction, from a project’s start to its end.<br />

Lea Mallegni<br />

LeaMar Industries<br />

www.leamar.com<br />

As New England’s leading importer and wholesale distributor of hand-selected<br />

stone sourced from all around the world, LeaMar Industries can trace its<br />

generational roots back to Carrara, Italy, where they also manufacture slabs,<br />

tiles and custom designed pieces. A family owned and operated company<br />

with a well experienced staff of stone professionals, they provide products fit<br />

for any and all projects. Lea Mallegni is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and<br />

leader in the stone industry. Having accompanied her father Marcello to stone<br />

quarries in Carrara, her knowledge of the industry ensures quality. Dubbed the<br />

Marble Queen, Lea strives to select beautiful stones, and educate clients on<br />

those stones’ properties as well. She has also been a member of Women of<br />

Stone through the Natural Stone Institute of America for many years.<br />

Katie Fichera and Christina Fichera<br />

Colonial Marble Company, Inc.<br />

www.colonialmarble.com<br />

Colonial Marble CO. is currently celebrating their 101st year in business!<br />

With a vast portfolio of notable projects, they have a lot of history and<br />

achievements to be proud of. While they draw on that history for inspiration,<br />

they’re also able to combine it with their strong desire for innovation and skill<br />

advancement. Today, they truly revel in the details of the custom project. In<br />

2017, Christina Fichera took over the company, becoming both the owner and<br />

president. Christina and her sister, Katie, have achieved WBE (Women Business<br />

Enterprise) status together, and are officially recognized as a woman owned<br />

business. Christina works collaboratively with Katie and their brother Jonathan,<br />

head of operations, to oversee each and every operation within the company.<br />

20<br />

bostondesignguide.com


the WOMEN in stone<br />

Angelica Dos Santos<br />

First Class Marble and Granite<br />

www.firstclassmarble.com<br />

First Class Marble & Granite was formed in 2011 and steadily grew into what<br />

it is today. Husband and wife duo, Leo and Angelica Dos Santos, founded the<br />

company with nothing but basic equipment and a lot of personal sacrifice.<br />

With a focus on quality customer service and product, they grew their family<br />

business into what it is today. Now, using state of the art technology, First Class<br />

is equipped and experienced in delivering high-end stone projects along with<br />

excellent customer service. Serving as CEO, Angelica credits God alone in<br />

her success, using her faith & self-taught skills to run her company. In regard<br />

to the future of the company, she claims her faith and refers to Mark 9:23 -<br />

“everything is possible for the one who believes”.<br />

Poliana Moraes<br />

Onyx Marble and Granite<br />

www.onyxgranite.com<br />

Onyx Marble and Granite, co-owned and operated by Poliana Moraes and<br />

her husband Jose, has operated for two decades in the New England region’s<br />

stonework industry. Having completed many luxurious projects in both<br />

residential and commercial settings, the company sets its sights and prides<br />

itself on quick project turnaround time and a product collection featuring more<br />

than a hundred beautiful stone options. Poliana and the entirety of the Onyx<br />

Marble & Granite team are able to provide professional guidance and valuable<br />

education to clients on product selections. By instilling her hard-earned<br />

knowledge and expertise within the stone industry to the Onyx team, Poliana<br />

ensures that clients are aware that they can expect high quality stonework and<br />

complete satisfaction from their finished project.<br />

Carlotta Cubi Mandra<br />

Cumar<br />

www.cumar.com<br />

Carlotta Cubi Mandra began her career at Cumar Inc. in 2004 prior to receiving<br />

her Business Degree from Northeastern University. Carlotta knew that success<br />

within the sizable shadow cast by the 7 generations of Cubi’s that came before<br />

her would require earning her way into the stone business. She worked her way<br />

through the various parts of the business, learning, and imposing her vision<br />

and business acumen along the way. Today she works side by side with her<br />

father Ivo, as the President of the company, to maintain the legacy of the Cubi<br />

family whilst ensuring that the future of Cumar is as strong as its past.<br />

Cumar Marble and Granite founded in 1992 utilizes state of the art<br />

computerized equipment, skilled craftsman, and hand-selected stone for<br />

completion of both residential and commercial projects. Cumar’s vision,<br />

craftsmanship, and design and fabrication capabilities are unmatched in the<br />

luxury stone industry.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 21


Courtesy of Catalano Architects; KVC Builders<br />

Photography by Trent Bell<br />

22 bostondesignguide.com


Architects<br />

bostondesignguide.com 23


Builder: Concept Building<br />

Interiors: Sashya Thind<br />

Photography: Warren Patterson


JAN GLEYSTEEN ARCHITECTS<br />

W ELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS<br />

WWW.J ANG LEYSTEENI NC.COM<br />

JGA


LIGHT<br />

BALANCE<br />

DETAIL<br />

MATERIAL<br />

TRADITION<br />

INGENUITY<br />

LIFESTYLE<br />

ARCHITECTURE<br />

COMFORT<br />

ART<br />

Top Center Image: Sean Litchfield<br />

All other photography: Greg Premru


BOSTON | CAPE & ISLANDS<br />

617 621-1455<br />

www.LDa-Architects.com


EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN, NO MATTER WHAT.


NEW CONSTRUCTION RENOVATION HISTORIC RESTORATION<br />

Christian Phillips Photography


photography by: Richard Mandelkorn


Photographer: Nat Rea<br />

Beverly Chatham svdesign.com<br />

Thoughtful design transforms lives.


M&P<br />

Mellowes & Paladino Architects<br />

508 - 625 - 1371 City | Town | Coastal mellowespaladino.com<br />

Builder: J.W. Construction; Interior Designer: Lisa Tharp Design; Photography: Read McKendree


ADOLFO PEREZ ARCHITECT<br />

adolfoperez.com 69 Union Street Newton MA 02459 617.527.7442 office@adolfoperez.com<br />

Richard Mandelkorn Photography


TASTE DESIGN INC.; NAT REA PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

449 Thames Street | Suite 202 | Newport, RI | 02840 | T 401.849.3390<br />

www.paulweberarchitecture.com


Celebrating<br />

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS<br />

Years<br />

OF<br />

of<br />

DESIGN<br />

Design<br />

EXCELLENCE<br />

Excellence<br />

Battle Architects<br />

Two Independence Court<br />

Court<br />

Concord, Massachusetts 01742<br />

Concord, Massachusetts 01742<br />

978.369.1805<br />

BattleArchitects.com


S I M P L Y C L A S S I C<br />

S I M P L Y C L A S S I C<br />

S I M P L Y C L A S S I C<br />

Sean Litchfield Photography<br />

DUCKHAM<br />

A R C HITECT U R E & IIN TTE ER RI OI OR RS<br />

S<br />

www.kent d ud cu c kham .co m 53 Centr a l A v e n u e e , , N eedham, MA MA 02494 781.449.4109<br />

PETER SACHS - ARCHITECT<br />

Bryan Barth Photography<br />

peter@petersachsarchitect.com<br />

www.petersachsarchitect.com<br />

Specializing in Design/Build<br />

20 Hunter Street, Newton, MA<br />

phone: 617.527.5777<br />

40<br />

bostondesignguide.com


ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGN<br />

617.744.6399 | WWW.SLOCUMHALLDESIGN.COM


Greg Premru Photography<br />

57 South Main St., Ipswich, MA 01938 • 978.356.5026 • info@cummingssarchitects.com • cummingssarchitects.com<br />

42<br />

bostondesignguide.com


ARCHITECTURE<br />

INTERIOR DESIGN<br />

Photography: Metthew Delpherich<br />

Photography: Greg Premru<br />

617-916-0774 | AJMARCHITECTS.COM<br />

1647 BEACON ST #1, WABAN, MA 02468<br />

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS—TRANSFORMATIVE DESIGN


A TALE OF<br />

TRANSFORMATION<br />

Architect Patrick Ahearn<br />

releases second published work.<br />

“As always, my goal was to capture the history of the<br />

place and create a plausible architectural execution that<br />

could have been conceived almost 150 years prior.”<br />

—Patrick Ahearn<br />

44<br />

bostondesignguide.com


In his newest book, History Reinterpreted, renowned<br />

architect Patrick Ahearn captivates readers with<br />

a tale of transformation on the south shore of<br />

Massachusetts. Reimagining the 1871 Myles Standish<br />

Hotel’s north wing as a magnificent seaside estate<br />

in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Ahearn writes a new<br />

chapter for the property, thoughtfully composed<br />

to embrace contemporary living, while capturing<br />

the essence of its rich history. The project was a<br />

collaborative effort between Ahearn and builder<br />

Steven Colclough of Colclough Construction, who<br />

teamed up to execute a vibrant, history-driven<br />

coastal estate.<br />

Upon initial encounters with the Myles Standish<br />

Hotel, one could hardly fathom its former glory,<br />

Ahearn explains. The main entrances faced the back<br />

of the property, a remnant of its 1800s origins when<br />

visitors arrived by boat. Complicating matters, a<br />

devastating fire in 1908 resulted in the demolition<br />

of the central portion of the resort, making exact<br />

restoration impossible. Thus emerged an opportunity<br />

to forge a new path for the estate, and the presentday<br />

homeowners called on Ahearn to reimagining<br />

the property as a functional long-term home inspired<br />

by what once was.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 45


To help carry out his ultimate vision, Ahearn did not hesitate<br />

to recommend Colclough Construction for the job,<br />

citing their exemplary craftsmanship and sensitivity to historical<br />

precedent. To support proposed renovations, Colclough’s<br />

team was tasked with lifting the original structure<br />

to create space for a contemporary concrete foundation,<br />

and then carefully repositioning it in place. To that end,<br />

each individual wall and the entire roof system underwent<br />

a complete overhaul, leaving no aspect untouched, in<br />

order to guarantee the property’s structural integrity for<br />

years to come. “Our goal was to ensure that the execution<br />

was done exactly to its intent,” says Colclough, who also<br />

led the charge in replicating the original chimneys, and<br />

restoring an original barrel dormer in the attic.<br />

Ahearn’s proposal for the front facade aimed to reinstate<br />

its former grandeur. A processional peastone driveway<br />

with a cobblestone border leads visitors toward the main<br />

entrance, reminiscent of grand country manor estates<br />

from the late 1800s. The addition of a covered front<br />

porch, with a central front door flanked by sidelights and<br />

a transom window, reestablishes symmetry in design. With<br />

cedar roof shingles, white siding, Essex green shutters<br />

with traditional holdbacks, and copper coach lights<br />

accenting the composition, the revived exterior illustrates<br />

timeless architecture. The integration of historical<br />

elements, such as a sizable stone wall, further enhances<br />

the arrival sequence, giving the impression of an inn that<br />

had withstood the test of time.<br />

In the rear of the property, a sprawling outdoor living<br />

space thrives. A covered porch, along with a screened<br />

porch, outdoor grill and dining area, pool, and fireplace,<br />

invites residents and guests to savor the natural magnificence<br />

of the site. Strategic placement of windows and<br />

French doors affords seamless indoor-outdoor integration,<br />

creating captivating views from various vantage points.<br />

The carriage house, now transformed into a versatile space<br />

that also serves as a cabana, exudes a relaxed atmosphere<br />

with shiplap walls and beamed ceilings.<br />

The interior layout underwent a complete transformation,<br />

where an abundance of separate rooms from the hotel’s<br />

previous function was eliminated, and a central spine was<br />

introduced to facilitate flow while maximizing water views.<br />

Ahearn reimagined the foyer to befit a seaside estate<br />

with the addition of a bright vestibule, and architecturally<br />

detailed walls and ceilings. Stepping into this space, one’s<br />

gaze is immediately drawn through the dining room and<br />

out to breathtaking bay views beyond the French doors.<br />

Dive even deeper into the home’s revival in the detailed<br />

pages of History Reinterpreted, a story that speaks to what<br />

is possible in reimagining historic properties. Ahearn’s<br />

brilliant synthesis of old and new is both an inspiring<br />

achievement and a story not to be missed.<br />

46<br />

bostondesignguide.com


ostondesignguide.com 47


“Whenever one of Patrick’s projects is completed, it<br />

looks like we were never there, as if it was always<br />

meant to be exactly how he envisioned it.”<br />

—Steven Colclough<br />

Architect: Patrick Ahearn<br />

Builder: Colclough Construction<br />

Kitchen Design: Christopher Peacock<br />

Landscape: a Blade of Grass<br />

Writer: Maddie Brisbane<br />

Photography: Taylor Ahearn; Duxbury Rural<br />

and Historical Society<br />

48<br />

bostondesignguide.com


HISTORY REINTERPRETED<br />

ARCHITECT PATRICK AHEARN RELEASES SECOND NEW BOOK<br />

The second published work<br />

from celebrated classical<br />

architect Patrick Ahearn,<br />

History Reinterpreted<br />

showcases the reimagination<br />

of the north wing of the<br />

1871 Myles Standish Hotel<br />

in Duxbury, Massachusetts,<br />

detailing the process of its<br />

dramatic transformation into<br />

a grand dame seaside estate.<br />

The step-by-step architectural<br />

metamorphosis unfolds<br />

from cover to cover, fascinating anyone who has ever<br />

wondered “what if” about a once vibrant aging property.<br />

As a case study in narrative-driven design, the book<br />

demonstrates how historically motivated augmentation<br />

and renovation can be brilliantly achieved without<br />

sacrificing any contemporary convenience. Ahearn deftly<br />

details the how and why of changes to both the interior<br />

and exterior program. By touching upon inspiring past<br />

works, he explains how the preservation of an idea as<br />

opposed to a precise structure can tug at the sentiments<br />

of memory, present an authentic attitude, and elicit a<br />

nostalgic response.<br />

The volume includes Ahearn’s own hand drawings, before<br />

and after floor plans, and countless full-page photographs<br />

from both yesterday and today to delight architecture<br />

and history buffs alike. Thanks to modern technology the<br />

printed page comes alive; readers can see the original<br />

hotel wing being moved onto a newly poured foundation<br />

and hear hotel chimes more than a century old being<br />

rung in present day.<br />

Captivating with a journey back in time and a window into<br />

Ahearn’s architectural processes, History Reinterpreted<br />

is the story of a home expertly redesigned to live for<br />

the future while respecting the past, and is an inspiring<br />

addition to any library of design books.<br />

Visit patrickahearn.com to order your copy.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 49


Courtesy of Cambridgeport Construction<br />

Photography by Michael J. Lee<br />

50 bostondesignguide.com


CustoM Builders<br />

51


MASSACHUSETTS | NEW HAMPSHIRE | MAINE<br />

www.cmragusa.com<br />

Architecture: TMS Architects


Michael Price Architects | Trent Bell Photography


978.263.6019<br />

thoughtforms-corp.com


Flawless homes built for generations<br />

Architect: Marcus Glysteen Architects - MGa<br />

Photography: Michael J Lee


SANFORD<br />

Custom Builders Inc.<br />

Wellesley, MA | 781-416-7007 | www.sanfordcustom.com


New Homes | Renovations | Historic Preservation<br />

Home Maintenance | Small Projects<br />

171 Reservoir St., Needham, MA 02494 | falloncustomhomes.com | 781.237.0505<br />

Photography by Richard Mandelkorn


Fine Custom Home Building, Renovations & Home Services<br />

“Exceptional Craftsmanship since 1978”<br />

Cape & Islands: 215 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA 02558 | 508-295-8700<br />

Greater Boston: 916 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720 | 978-635-9700<br />

www.kistlerandknapp.com<br />

Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors; Landscape Architect: Dan Gordon Landscape Architects; Photography: Greg Premru


781.861.0086 | brookesandhill.com


LDa Architecture & Interiors<br />

Photography: Dan Cutrona


Photography: Dan Cutrona<br />

As one of the leading residential contractors in the Greater Boston area, we are devoted to premium building<br />

in renovation and new construction. With over 40+ years of experience in high quality craftsmanship from<br />

our in-house carpentry team, we are well suited to manage your project’s specific needs.


(office) 508-655-4070 | (cell) 617-293-6145 | www.columbiacon.com


After decades of creating dream homes for clients near<br />

and far, Marc Kaplan teams up with Marcus Gleysteen<br />

to carve out a custom-crafted enclave of his own in the<br />

heart of Back Bay.<br />

BUILDER’S<br />

DREAM<br />

It’s not everyday that a builder gets to be his own client.<br />

For Marc Kaplan, Owner and President of Sanford Custom<br />

Builders, the search for a new venture in Boston led to a<br />

remarkable discovery on a coveted corner of Back Bay.<br />

A departure from his previous suburban townhouse, the<br />

urban locale—though serenely surrounded by trees and<br />

greenery—signaled a new chapter of vibrant city life. As<br />

he delved into the floor plan, he quickly realized the sunsoaked<br />

condo was a builder’s paradise—but this time, one<br />

he could envision calling his own.<br />

After completing a recent project with Marcus Gleysteen<br />

Architects (MGa), Kaplan knew Marcus Gleysteen would<br />

be a great choice for his vision for a sleek modern space.<br />

As the team of experienced visionaries combined forces,<br />

a plan emerged in which Gleysteen proposed a design<br />

concept that would maximize the space and incorporate<br />

clever space-saving elements. “We had the ability to<br />

reimagine everything,” Kaplan says, referencing the first<br />

floor unit’s unique access to basement utilities, which<br />

allowed for a floor plan unlike any other in the building.<br />

Donning the hats of both contractor and client this time<br />

around, Kaplan was afforded double the input he might<br />

normally have had.<br />

The emerging floor plan combined the kitchen, dining<br />

room, and living room into one open area, which required<br />

a smart design approach to grant each space its own<br />

identity. “When you walk in, you get a sense of its dramatic<br />

size and generosity of dimension,” notes Gleysteen. At<br />

the same time, Gleysteen recalls, each space needed to<br />

feel intentional, cozy, and well-defined. Like “a really good<br />

table at a restaurant” it was all about strategic placement,<br />

with architectural elements that could serve as “navigating<br />

bostondesignguide.com 67


Architect: Marcus Gleysteen Architects (MGa)<br />

Builder: Sanford Custom Builders<br />

Interior Designer: Floriane Demers<br />

Woodwork: Fine Finish, Inc.<br />

Cabinetry: Vartanian Custom Cabinets<br />

Stone and Countertops: Cumar; Fine Finish, Inc.<br />

Abstract Art: Kris Laping Art<br />

Writer: Maddie Brisbane<br />

Photography: Jessica Delaney; Roger Pelissier<br />

68<br />

bostondesignguide.com


landmarks.” To anchor the living room space, a large<br />

sculptural component handcrafted from stone, wood,<br />

and black granite marries the fireplace, TV, and built-in<br />

bookcase, creating a focus for the surrounding furnishings.<br />

Spacious windows were preserved from the 100-year-old<br />

building’s facade, with black granite windowsills installed<br />

to provide a modern touch.<br />

Sleek, masculine finishes strengthen the elegant simplicity<br />

that continues into the marble-backed kitchen, with<br />

minimally articulated high-gloss cabinetry that cleverly<br />

conceals a walk-in pantry. Gleysteen reimagined the<br />

primary suite with minimalist details, including a dressing<br />

room that was transformed into a moveable wall, on which<br />

a TV was mounted. Clean lines, dark wood, and neutral<br />

tones prove that less is more, carrying over a Scandinavian<br />

design-inspired theme of “keeping it simple, but with rich<br />

materials,” as Gleysteen describes.<br />

The finishing touches indicate a deep sense of quality and<br />

craftsmanship that no one knows better than a builder<br />

himself. Though this project is unlike any other in Kaplan’s<br />

portfolio—a dwelling designed and built for the builder<br />

himself—his method carried the sentiment shared by<br />

all of his work. “Quality-wise, I always build as if it were<br />

going to be my home, but this is the first time I’ve lived in<br />

something I’ve built.” Kaplan says. “On that level, there’s a<br />

lot of satisfaction.”<br />

bostondesignguide.com 69


Clean lines, dark wood, and neutral tones prove that less is more,<br />

carrying over a Scandinavian design-inspired theme of “keeping it<br />

simple, but with rich materials,” as Gleysteen describes.<br />

70<br />

bostondesignguide.com


71


C<br />

M<br />

Y<br />

CM<br />

MY<br />

CY<br />

CMY<br />

K


Your Home<br />

We take it personally.<br />

Your Home<br />

We take it personally.<br />

Kennard Architects; Trent Bell Photography<br />

“We want to give you the confidence to be fearless.”<br />

ALLISON IANTOSCA, Owner/President<br />

INTEGRITY PERSONIFIED | WWW.FHPERRY.COM | 508-435-3062


WE HAVE<br />

ONE SIMPLE CONCEPT:<br />

Build the best team of in-house staff,<br />

support them with a network of highly skilled<br />

subcontractors, and anything is possible.<br />

Architect: JGa | Jan Gleysteen Architects; Interiors: Sashya Thind; Photography: Warren Patterson<br />

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AND LARGE-SCALE RENOVATIONS THROUGHOUT MASSACHUSETTS<br />

781-703-5970 | WWW.CONCEPTBUILDINGINC.COM


A family business with you<br />

from beginning to end.<br />

Soderholm<br />

Richard Mandelkorn Photography<br />

See the whole<br />

project.<br />

508-650-9880 . South Natick, Massachusetts . soderholmbuilders.com


Architect: Muldoon Architects; Photography: Abigayle Grattan Imaging<br />

BOSTON - CAPE COD | 781.934.9100 | WWW.ARCHWRIGHT.COM


Boston | Cape & Islands<br />

New York | Greenwich | The Hamptons<br />

SEADAR.COM<br />

ARCHITECT: HACIN DESIGN; PHOTOGRAPHY: TRENT BELL<br />

CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION<br />

and PROPERTY SERVICES


The Chelsea Company<br />

Wellesley, Massachusetts | 617-799-5479 | www.thechelseacompany.com<br />

Architecture: Patrick Ahearn Architect; Photography: Warren Patterson


CREATE<br />

SOMETHING<br />

REMARKABLE<br />

Architect: Jacob Lilley Architects, Inc.; Photography: Greg Premru<br />

BOSTON 617-547-2800 CAPE COD 508-300-3000<br />

JWCONSTRUCTIONINC.COM


WATCH HILL NEWPORT WWW.PARKERCCI.COM PROVIDENCE BAHAMAS<br />

(Top) Architect: Dewing Schmid Kearns; Landscape Architect: Gregory Lombardi Design; (Bottom Left) Architect: Mark Rapp; Landscape Architect: Katherine Fields & Associates; Photo: Aaron<br />

Usher; (Bottom Right) Design: Scarborough-Phillips Design; Millwork: Jutras Woodworking; Photo: Aaron Usher


Architecture: Mellowes & Paladino Architects; Michael J. Lee Photography<br />

We deliver the highest level in<br />

quality craftsmanship and luxury home building.<br />

978-804-5083 | liencustombuilders.com


Interior Design: Katie Rosenfeld & Co.; Photography: Read McKendree<br />

KEVIN CRADOCK BUILDERS<br />

Custom Building | Renovation | Millwork<br />

617-524-2405 | cradockbuilders.com | Boston, MA


Your Vision. Your Dreams. Your Builder.<br />

HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS | 508-435-4290 | EWTARCACONSTRUCTION.COM<br />

Architect: John Dvorsack Architect


Interior Design: Nicole Hirsch Interiors; Photography: Sarah Winchester Studios<br />

QUALITY | CRAFTSMANSHIP | SUPERIOR SERVICE<br />

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


Michael J. Lee Photography


BENCHMARK<br />

BUILDERS, INC.<br />

Craftsmanship | Integrity | Execution | Service<br />

benchmark-builds.com | Concord, MA | 978-254-5595


Design: Daher Interior Design; Photography: Michael J. Lee<br />

Cambridgeport<br />

CAMBRIDGEPORT CONSTRUCTION<br />

857-267-4708 | CAMBRIDGEPORT.COM


Evocative.<br />

CUSTOM HOMES, RENOVATIONS, ADDITIONS, KITCHENS + BATHS<br />

PLATTBUILDERS.COM | 978.448.9963<br />

Greg Premru, photography, Preston Design, architect


BUILDING FOR CLEAN LIVING.<br />

Passive House & Carbon-Conscious Construction<br />

617.287.0943<br />

www.starcontractinginc.com<br />

Interior Design: Liz Miller Interiors; Photography: Joyelle West


WE RISE TOGETHER BY LIFTING WITH OTHERS<br />

C2MGBUILDERS.COM


617-719-9272 • www.brendonhomes.com<br />

Architect: Garth Meehan of Meehan Design Group; Designer: Walnut Creek Design; Photography: Sean Litchfield


BRENDON PROPERTIES<br />

PREMIER RESIDENCES


Custom Homes | Renovations | Inspired Interior Finishes<br />

CABINETRY MILLWORK LIGHTING STONEWORK TILE<br />

WELLESLEY, MA 781.413.1615 TAPPEIGOE.COM


curate,<br />

collaborate<br />

and build<br />

bringing old world charm<br />

to modern living<br />

sequoiacustombuildersinc.com<br />

508.863.3464


8000SF Luxury Design Showroom<br />

Kitchens | Closets | Furniture | Interior Design<br />

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


OUR REPUTATION IS BUILT ON<br />

QUALITY, INTEGRITY, RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUST.<br />

Architect: Patrick Ahearn; Photography: Taylor Ahearn<br />

781-878-6020<br />

800 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA 02370<br />

colcloughconstruction.com<br />

Colclough<br />

Construction<br />

C O R P O R A T I O N


98<br />

bostondesignguide.com


COMING FULL CIRCLE<br />

FBN Construction merges two<br />

Rowes Wharf units to reveal<br />

expanded views, elevated finishes,<br />

and a fully circular rotunda entrance.<br />

It’s no secret that Boston’s iconic Rowes Wharf<br />

building is one of the most enviable locations in the<br />

city. Surrounded by vibrant energy and views of Boston<br />

Harbor, it is the ultimate urban sanctuary. For one client<br />

of FBN Construction Co., in partnership with Dana Cohen<br />

Architect, the opportunity to restore and expand their<br />

property on Rowes Wharf unfolded serendipitously. As<br />

owners of a coveted corner unit for many years, the clients<br />

approached FBN with not one, but two plans to reimagine<br />

the space, with their ultimate mission contingent upon<br />

acquiring the unit right next door.<br />

“They were designing with the future in mind,” says FBN<br />

project manager Shalini Vattes, noting that the project<br />

began with a plan to remodel only one unit, with the<br />

possibility of incorporating the second unit later on. “They<br />

already had a plan in place to bring the two units together,<br />

and when the unit next door became available it was<br />

perfect timing.” With fate on their side, the project team<br />

embarked on a full gut renovation to merge the units into<br />

one space double the size, with twice the harbor views.<br />

The project involved a comprehensive overhaul of<br />

the two units, both of which hadn’t seen updates in<br />

years. With two of everything, the entire space was<br />

reconfigured to create a larger kitchen, a more spacious<br />

primary suite, and a consolidated powder room<br />

near the foyer. The design made way for additional<br />

spaces such as a music room, library, guest suite,<br />

and expanded living area, and initially divided patio<br />

spaces were unified into one expansive deck.<br />

“One of the most dramatic transformations that<br />

came from combining the units is the front<br />

entrance rotunda,” notes Vattes. Before the<br />

merge, only half of the water views were visible<br />

upon entry, as a dividing wall separated the<br />

units. “Once that wall came down, and the<br />

new views were unveiled, I don’t think a<br />

single person walked in there and their<br />

jaw didn’t drop,” Vattes continues.<br />

Featuring hand-cut marble and<br />

custom-designed wooden borders<br />

that follow its now fully-circular<br />

curvature, the rotunda became a<br />

striking entryway with aweinspiring<br />

views of the<br />

Boston Harbor.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 99


100 bostondesignguide.com


“The property was reimagined to feel more like a<br />

home the homeowners could grow with as they<br />

enter this next stage of their life.”<br />

bostondesignguide.com 101


The beguiling transformation of the home includes<br />

timeless and elegant details that embrace a refined<br />

traditional appeal. Herringbone floors carry into the main<br />

living spaces, where every wall and surface is enriched<br />

with intricate millwork, wainscoting, and ornate finishes.<br />

Natural light pours into every room, where a soothing blue<br />

and green palette gracefully blends cherished pieces with<br />

new elements.<br />

“This project meant a lot to the clients,” says Vattes. “A<br />

really great team was thoughtfully put together for this<br />

project, including the clients, who were working toward a<br />

goal that they were thrilled about.” The embers of a dream<br />

come true, the results symbolize a new chapter guided by<br />

the whims of destiny that made the project possible in the<br />

first place.<br />

Builder: FBN Construction<br />

Architect: Dana Cohen<br />

Writer: Maddie Brisbane<br />

Photography: Greg Premru<br />

102<br />

bostondesignguide.com


Courtesy of Taste Design Inc. and Paul Weber Architecture<br />

Photography by Nat Rea<br />

104 bostondesignguide.com


Interior Design<br />

105


<strong>BDG</strong> LEGENDS AWARD<br />

MICHAEL<br />

CARTER<br />

THE MAKING OF A LEGEND<br />

We are thrilled to present Michael Carter with <strong>BDG</strong>’s 2023<br />

Legend Award. This distinction celebrates Carter’s indelible<br />

impact on the home and design industry.<br />

Celebrating 25 years in business this year, Carter embodies what<br />

it means to be a legend. Believing you must know the past to<br />

shape the future, Carter draws inspiration from classical design<br />

and iconic elements to tailor cherished designs for clients.<br />

“Timeless, classic design can also be very current,” says Carter.<br />

“It’s about creating enduring design rather than following<br />

trends.”<br />

Carter’s widely published portfolio includes Back Bay<br />

brownstones, Nantucket compounds, sleek high rises in<br />

Manhattan. Defining his role as “an editor, not an imposer,” each<br />

project is curated to<br />

speak to the essence and passions of the client.<br />

It is Carter’s focus on timeless design aesthetics and gracious<br />

living that elevates his work to legendary status.<br />

106 bostondesignguide.com


2015<br />

bostondesignguide.com 107


1999<br />

108 bostondesignguide.com


2007<br />

2018<br />

bostondesignguide.com 109


110<br />

2012<br />

bostondesignguide.com


5.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 111


2005<br />

112<br />

bostondesignguide.com


2021<br />

MCARTERANDCO.COM | 617.227.5343<br />

bostondesignguide.com 113


HOME<br />

PATTERN<br />

TEXTURE<br />

IMAGINATION<br />

MODERN<br />

COLOR<br />

FRESH<br />

ENDURING<br />

INTERIOR DESIGN<br />

DRAMATIC<br />

TRADITIONAL<br />

UNEXPECTED<br />

CRAFT<br />

JOY<br />

Bottom Center Image: Sean Litchfield<br />

All other photography: Greg Premru


BOSTON | CAPE & ISLANDS<br />

617 621-1455<br />

www.LDa-Architects.com


Durston Saylor Photography


Est. 1989<br />

SLC INTERIORS<br />

NEW ENGLAND • WORLDWIDE<br />

WWW.SLCINTERIORS.COM


Photography by Michael J. Lee (left); Jessica Delaney (right)


KOTZEN INTERIORS, LLP<br />

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN<br />

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS<br />

P 781.235.1740 | WWW.KOTZENINTERIORS.COM


Micheal J. Lee Photography


Photography by Michael J. Lee<br />

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS | 617.332.8072 | BETSYBASSETTINTERIORS.COM


Greg Premru Photography<br />

Full Service Interior Design | New Construction | Renovations | blakelyinteriordesign.com


Architect: D. Michael Collins<br />

Builder: KVC Builders<br />

Photography: Jessica Delaney<br />

Timeless. Beautiful. You.<br />

acamporainteriors.com | hello@acamporainteriors.com | +1 (781) 361-7082


Celebrating 36 years of unparalleled excellence and earning your trust<br />

as New England’s premier stain protection and cleaning company.<br />

Sean Litchfield Photography<br />

“When this special client wanted “livable luxury”, which also needed to be family and dog friendly, we<br />

recommended Michelle and Wayne Southworth and their Team at MWI Fiber-Shield. Their products and<br />

commitment to service are unparalleled.<br />

The consummate professionals at MWI Fiber-Shield are the final piece to ensure my goal of transforming<br />

lives with inspired interiors for living well.”<br />

DANE AUSTIN<br />

OWNER OF DANE AUSTIN DESIGN<br />

Contact us now to experience why designers, architects and<br />

builders insist that their clients use MWI Fiber-Shield ® to<br />

protect their brand as well as their investments.<br />

• Exclusive, superior products<br />

• Nontoxic, PFAS free<br />

• Lifetime Service Agreement<br />

• Award Winning<br />

• Complimentary Fabric Testing<br />

• Interior Design Trade Leaders<br />

admin@MWIfibershield.com | MWIfibershield.com |<br />

mwi.fibershield


DETAILS MATTER • Luckily, we excel at them.<br />

Let Interiology Design Co.’s award-winning interior design team help<br />

you create custom-tailored interiors you’re excited to come home to<br />

and share with those you love.<br />

430 MAIN STREET, WATERTOWN, MA 02472 • 617.741.3131 • INTERIOLOGY.COM


Photography by Cupola Creative<br />

Transform your home with custom window treatments!<br />

133 East Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 | 508-544-2813 | www.simply-windows.com


FROM NEW YORK CITY, GREENWICH, BOSTON TO CAPE & ISLANDS<br />

georgiazikasdesign.com | 860.904.5902 | @georgiazikasdesign


Lively Living<br />

The Experts’ Take: Bold Patterns and Playful Colors<br />

Interior Designer: Robin Gannon Interiors<br />

Photography: (above) Michael J. Lee; (opposite) 1. Austin Wilder; 2. Jessica Delaney; 3. Tria Giovan; 4. & 5. Greg Premru; 6. Michael J. Lee<br />

128<br />

bostondesignguide.com


01.<br />

Eric Haydel Design<br />

Color can change how we<br />

see space, it can make us<br />

hungry, excited or relaxed.<br />

erichaydel.com<br />

02.<br />

James Studio Interiors<br />

Playing with tones, textures,<br />

and scale creates a<br />

cohesive, yet layered look.<br />

jamesstudiointeriors.com<br />

03.<br />

SLC Interiors<br />

Hues of pale yellow and<br />

orange combine to make<br />

for an energetic palette.<br />

slcinteriors.com<br />

04.<br />

Blakely Interior Design<br />

This bold hand-painted<br />

malachite mural challenges<br />

the status quo.<br />

blakelyinteriordesign.com<br />

05.<br />

Digs Design Co.<br />

This Digs Design project<br />

inspires with layers of<br />

pattern, color and texture.<br />

digsdesignco.com<br />

06.<br />

Carter & Company<br />

Structure and symmetry<br />

tame this explosion of bold,<br />

fun colors.<br />

mcarterandco.com<br />

bostondesignguide.com 129


130 bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS OF TOP<br />

INTERIOR<br />

DESIGNERS<br />

SCAN<br />

ME!<br />

Our hand-picked selection of top designers makes interior design an artform.<br />

Crafting rooms and curating resources with skill and expertise, <strong>BDG</strong> has the<br />

exclusive opportunity to reveal some of their best trade secrets and design<br />

philosophies that will inspire you and your spaces. Scan each QR code for<br />

a special <strong>BDG</strong> spotlight on these projects and their resources and for more<br />

information on our Masters of Interior Design.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 131


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Jessica Delaney Photography<br />

132<br />

bostondesignguide.com


“Making antiques livable<br />

in modern-day design...”<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

ACAMPORA INTERIORS<br />

We love to look for ways to incorporate antique pieces into<br />

our design projects. A mix of old and new requires finding a<br />

balance between preserving the historic charm of the antique<br />

piece while also adapting it to fit modern functionality and<br />

aesthetics. In our Suburban Retreat project, we added antique<br />

chairs to the dining room that needed to be modified to fit the<br />

height of a traditional table. Working with an expert craftsman,<br />

we created extensions to the legs that perfectly matched the<br />

existing design. A little trade secret that really paid off.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 133


“Challenge the Status-Quo...”<br />

134<br />

bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

BLAKELY INTERIOR DESIGN<br />

The Blakely philosophy is rooted in a bold approach to<br />

design and an uncompromising commitment to an elevated<br />

project experience. Through collaboration and leadership,<br />

our experienced team of creatives serves as your true project<br />

partner each step of the way, providing thoughtful solutions<br />

and a highly personal level of service. Our client-acclaimed<br />

signature process allows us to get to know you on a profound<br />

level to create a design that considers how you’ll live in every<br />

square foot. The result is a distinctive, intentionally designed<br />

home that focuses on function as much as form.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

Greg Premru Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 135


“Incorporate the unexpected...”<br />

Greg Premru Photography<br />

136<br />

bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

DIGS DESIGN<br />

I want all my spaces to deliver a sense of fun and the best way to do that is with an<br />

unexpected element, a bit of a surprise statement, that takes the room to the next level.<br />

My trick when layering bold color and textiles is balance - I offset the statement pieces<br />

with quieter moments and use vintage furnishings and natural materials to ground<br />

the color. We add in fun pops of color for personality and elements of surprise to the<br />

design without disturbing the flow of the main living areas.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

bostondesignguide.com 137


“Mix and match your<br />

rugs; what’s under your<br />

feet never has to break<br />

the bank...”<br />

ERIC HAYDEL DESIGN<br />

A designer’s best friends are always their trade sources; even sources like Stark Carpet,<br />

who offers both contemporary and traditional approaches to rugs and carpeting. Often<br />

to work within our clients’ budgets, we will take Stark’s wide band carpets & have them<br />

cut to size while binding or trimming the edges with a contrasting cotton or leather<br />

edge to achieve a “just for your home” look. Add in traditional, contemporary and even<br />

a little artistic under your feet will add to the personality of your home.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

138<br />

bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Warren Patterson Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 139


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

140 bostondesignguide.com


Michael J. Lee Photography; Kirsten Francis Photography<br />

“Don’t be afraid of<br />

mixing patterns...”<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

ERIN GATES DESIGN<br />

Everyone has a different tolerance for mixing patterns. Some<br />

people like the cacophony of an eclectic and busy mix; others<br />

prefer something more calming. A safe rule of thumb: in one room<br />

you can mix one geometric pattern, one small scale or stripe, and<br />

one organic (floral, paisley, etc.) among your rugs, upholstery,<br />

pillows, and drapes. Having a home that creates a sense of peace,<br />

happiness and expression is an invaluable asset to a well lived life.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 141


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

142<br />

bostondesignguide.com


“It’s all about collaboration...”<br />

HEATHER VAUGHAN DESIGN<br />

Heather Vaughan Design is a luxury design firm specializing in creating beautiful custom spaces.<br />

Trade secret; Collaboration! We believe the most enduring and successful design projects are the<br />

result of a collaboration between a trusting client, an open and experienced design team, and<br />

valued trade partners. Good design is always co-created. We listen carefully to our clients’ needs,<br />

wants, and wishes and encourage them to share inspirations and ideas. Client participation in the<br />

design development process allows us to present highly detailed design customized to their taste<br />

and lifestyle. That spirit of open communication and collaboration extends to our trades people,<br />

artisans, and makers. These valued partners are behind the custom work that HVD is known for.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

Kitchen Design: Venegas and Company; Michael J. Lee Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 143


“It’s your home, don’t be<br />

afraid to show off your<br />

personal style...”<br />

INTERIOLOGY DESIGN CO.<br />

Our design team starts every project by listening. What do you love? How do you want your<br />

space to feel? Together, we explore design concepts and create a personalized solution that<br />

exceeds your expectations. Our clients loved blue so in this kitchen project we paired glossy<br />

lacquer with contemporary walnut cabinetry. For the family home on the right, we carried our<br />

clients’ love of color throughout, from the dining area with bold artwork and a wallpapered<br />

ceiling to their child’s room with wallpaper that mimics the home’s water views.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

144 bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Jared Kuzia Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 145


TRADE SECRETS<br />

“Every room needs<br />

a surprise...”<br />

146 bostondesignguide.com<br />

Sarah Winchester Photography


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

KATE COUGHLIN INTERIORS<br />

The best part of our job is working with trusting clients. Every room needs<br />

a surprise. It’s those things that a client might initially struggle with, which<br />

end up making the room. Our test is always, “Do we truly love it?” and<br />

“Would we want to live there?”<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

bostondesignguide.com 147


“Each room should speak for itself...”<br />

KOTZEN INTERIORS<br />

My designs are timeless yet unique for each client to reflect their individuality<br />

and lifestyle. The inspiration for every space is the client themselves, with the<br />

intended functionality for the space as the driving force for the design process.<br />

With these key factors in mind, I start the process of layering textures and patterns<br />

and balancing colors in each space. Antique writing slopes are some of my “go-to”<br />

pieces as they add a bit of history that works with any design style.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

148<br />

bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Michael J. Lee Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 149


“Live Life in Layers...”<br />

ROBIN GANNON INTERIORS<br />

At Robin Gannon Interiors, we are all about layered, intelligent<br />

design with a nod to the past. As our designs reflect, we think<br />

about spaces in layers. Each layer complements the one before<br />

it, creating richness and depth. This is very much like our lives:<br />

our experiences, interests, passions, and travels create the<br />

people we become. We believe your home should reflect that!<br />

Playing with color and texture, mixing the old and the new – this<br />

is how we create truly timeless spaces.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

150 bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Michael J. Lee Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 151


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Tria Giovan Photography<br />

152<br />

bostondesignguide.com


“Work within a limited<br />

non-neutral color palette<br />

to create spaces that pack<br />

a punch but still evoke a<br />

sense of serenity...”<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

SLC INTERIORS<br />

Designing a relaxing room doesn’t mean you<br />

can’t use color and pattern. In this Primary<br />

Bedroom, we’ve applied a beautiful coral<br />

wallcovering to give the room personality.<br />

We’ve balanced it with crisp whites and soft<br />

hues in similar tones, so there’s a sense of<br />

consistency and order. You don’t need to use a<br />

monochromatic palette to achieve this holistic<br />

feel, rather, work within a narrow range of<br />

saturation across the color wheel. It will help<br />

your room maintain a serene feeling and allow<br />

for an easy and playful mixing of patterns<br />

and textures. The result: a unique and forward<br />

feeling Primary Bedroom.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 153


“Let art lead the way...”<br />

TASTE DESIGN INC.<br />

When you have a client with a compelling art collection, let it serve as a springboard<br />

for the design. By selecting quality millwork and finishes and carefully planning interior<br />

spaces, you allow each work of art to have a revered place while retaining the classic,<br />

comfortable feel of a coastal summer home. Helping create this congruous arrangement<br />

is Benjamin Moore’s Cloud Cover, painted on the walls, trim, and ceiling of the living<br />

spaces. This uniform canvas lets art lead the way and helps ensure our compositions<br />

complement, rather than compete, with the artwork.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

Nat Rea Photography<br />

154<br />

bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

bostondesignguide.com 155


“Blend classic design with contemporary colors and<br />

patterns to create a fresh and timeless feeling...”<br />

TRELLIS HOME DESIGN<br />

I love juxtaposing classic style with a more<br />

contemporary use of color, art or fabrics -<br />

Many of our projects are secondary vacation<br />

homes that are built for families of all different<br />

ages to gather and entertain. We specialize in<br />

creating homes that are not only beautiful and<br />

a reflection of each client’s lifestyle, but also<br />

homes that are meant to appeal to all ages and<br />

become a special place for families and friends<br />

to create memories in for generations to come.<br />

SCAN FOR<br />

THE RESOURCES<br />

156<br />

bostondesignguide.com


TRADE SECRETS of INTERIOR DESIGNERS<br />

Jessica Delaney Photography<br />

bostondesignguide.com 157


Courtesy of DOCA Boston<br />

158 bostondesignguide.com


Kitchens, Baths,<br />

Stone & Tile<br />

bostondesignguide.com 159


STONE & QUARTZ


Affiliated showrooms<br />

| Providence, RI | Saco, ME<br />

244 Needham Street, Newton, MA<br />

Appointments welcome | 800.696.6662<br />

Worcester, MA | Middletown, CT<br />

SPLASHSPRITZO.COM


VENEGASCOMPANY.COM<br />

INTERIORS / BUILDER: SOUTHWICK CONSTRUCTION<br />

PHOTOGRAPH: DON LAPPIN PHOTOGRAPHY


JOYELLE WEST PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

WOBURN, MA | MINUTEMANTILE.COM | 781-933-6495<br />

SETTING THE STANDARD SINCE 1970


THE PERFECT FIT<br />

ELEGANT. ROMANTIC. TIMELESS.<br />

WILD AGATE BLACK<br />

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


RETRO STYLE<br />

COME CHILL WITH US<br />

115 FRANKLIN STREET, QUINCY, MA<br />

617 472 1710<br />

HANCOCKAPPLIANCE.COM<br />

FEATURING


Dan Cutrona Photography<br />

the Design Studio<br />

design.construction.cabinetry<br />

Visit our showroom in the heart of the South Shore<br />

305A Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA | thedesignstudio.design<br />

By appointment: 781.971.5131


Photography: Warren Patterson<br />

Installations Plus, Inc. specializes in supplying and installing high-end tile, stone, porcelain<br />

panels, stone countertops and more. We’ve been committed to creating beautiful spaces<br />

throughout New England for over 40 years. We’re known for our expertise, integrity and<br />

professionalism. We look forward to helping you with your next project.<br />

INSTALLPLUS.COM 774.233.0210


truly HAND-CRAFTED CABINETRY AND FURNITURE<br />

Designer: Nicole Hirsch Interiors; Photographer: Sarah Winchester Studios<br />

34 Wexford Street | Needham, MA 781-400-1574 | www.newtonkd.com


Handcrafted in New Hampshire<br />

Custom cabinetry<br />

for every room in your home<br />

800-999-4994 • www.crown-point.com<br />

Available direct, nationwide<br />

Work with one of our<br />

in-house design professionals


Beautiful<br />

for Generations<br />

Nearly a century of sourcing and cutting blocks of exclusive<br />

one-of-a-kind marbles and natural stones from Italy’s premier quarries.<br />

LeaMar industries is New England’s preeminent importer and distributor<br />

of first quality natural stone slabs, exotics, quartz and porcelain slabs, tiles<br />

and mosaics.<br />

Family owned and operated, the company’s roots span over four<br />

generations, tracing back to the quarries of Carrara, Italy.<br />

LeaMar Industries expansive showrooms feature unparalleled products<br />

that inspire creativity, and their experts provide exceptional customer<br />

service for both commercial and residential projects. They are eager to<br />

help you make your design dreams a reality.<br />

The World’s Finest Marbles, Granites and Natural Stones<br />

MetroWest: 171 Locke Drive, Marlboro, MA • 508-786-3088 Cape Cod: 80 Airport Road, Hyannis, MA • 508-957-2301 www.LeaMar.com


KITCHEN PERFECTION<br />

CHOOSE FROM FIVE APPLIANCE STYLES<br />

TO COMPLEMENT YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN<br />

HYANNIS NANTUCKET HANOVER<br />

6 Aggregate Way 12 Boynton Lane 1176 Washington Street<br />

800.649.2221 | www.KAMappliances.com


Lisa Mazzola interiors; Custom Woodworking LLC; Photography: Cupola Creative<br />

508-620-0775 | 93 Beaver Street, Framingham, MA 01702 | onyxgranite.com


A whole new line of custom built inset<br />

and frameless cabinetry with the<br />

impeccable Crown Point fit and finish.<br />

Handcrafted in New Hampshire<br />

and available direct, nationwide<br />

www.crownselect.com<br />

603 • 542 • 3399<br />

Beautifully designed and engineered<br />

to be budget friendly<br />

Available only from<br />

Crown Point Cabinetry


Sweet Inspiration.<br />

We’re here to help you create your dream space. Start planning now and let us assist you<br />

with all the details. See the latest innovative solutions from Kohler as well as trend-setting<br />

designs from Kallista, Robern, Ann Sacks tile and stone, and handcrafted cabinetmakers.<br />

Walk in, call ahead, or see us online. And prepare to be inspired.<br />

NATICK 323 Speen St., Natick, MA 01760<br />

(508) 720-3820 | KohlerSignatureStoreNatick.com<br />

BOSTON 7 Tide St., Boston, MA 02210<br />

(617) 202-0068 | KohlerSignatureStoreBoston.com<br />

BURLINGTON 19 3rd Ave., Burlington, MA 01803<br />

(781) 365-0168 | KohlerSignatureStoreBurlington.com


ABOVE: Neolith Calacatta Silk Porcelain & Fireplace is Infinity Nero Marquina Satin Porcelain (Project with Zen Spaces Development & Scandia Kitchens, Inc.)<br />

BELOW: Infinity Calacatta Magnifico Polished Porcelain<br />

Where Quality<br />

Meets Class.<br />

Franklin - Main Office/Showroom/Fabrication Shop:<br />

60 Earls Way Franklin, MA 02038<br />

Phone: 508-528-3088 Fax: 508-528-3021<br />

Newton - Showroom:<br />

297 Auburn St. Newton, MA 02466<br />

Phone: 617-527-2558 Fax: 617-527-2588<br />

Sales@FirstClassMarble.com | www.FirstClassMarble.com<br />

@ FirstClassMarble


Marble Restoration<br />

Anti-etch Coatings<br />

Granite Restoration<br />

Grout Restoration<br />

Concrete Polishing<br />

Floor Coatings<br />

Serving Boston and<br />

New Hampshire<br />

617-251-0441 • 603-253-8531<br />

northeaststoneconcrete.com


Summerhill Chandelier<br />

BRING YOUR<br />

VISION TO US<br />

The experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery are here<br />

to help create a home that’s as extraordinary as you are.<br />

Any project, any style, any dream—bring your inspiration to fruition at<br />

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Visit build.com/ferguson to<br />

schedule your personalized showroom experience today.<br />

YOUR LOCAL SHOWROOM:<br />

BURLINGTON<br />

FRANKLIN<br />

LYNN<br />

MASHPEE<br />

NEWTON<br />

PORTSMOUTH<br />

©2023 Ferguson Enterprises LLC 0423 5324108


Worry Less,<br />

Live More.<br />

Your kitchen counters see a lot<br />

of action - and messes. But with<br />

Boston Stone Restoration on your<br />

side, messes are nothing to worry<br />

about. Our team will expertly<br />

restore and protect your stone<br />

surface, giving you the confidence<br />

to enjoy every moment in your<br />

kitchen. So, go ahead and invite<br />

your favorite sous chefs, let the<br />

flour fly, and experience the joy<br />

of carefree stone surfaces.<br />

781.793.0700 BOSTONSTONERESTORATION.COM<br />

180 bostondesignguide.com


Shower Yourself with Elegance<br />

SAFETY • INTEGRITY • LONGEVITY<br />

oasisshowerdoors.com | The Architect’s Choice for Quality | 800-876-8420


Boston Tile & Grout<br />

Quartz • Granite<br />

Glass • Natural Stone<br />

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF SURFACE PROTECTION<br />

Our innovative surface protection takes high-maintenance surfaces in a home and<br />

transforms them from good to amazing. Our customers receive peace of mind that their<br />

surfaces will be easy-to-clean, stain-resistant, and guaranteed to stay looking new.<br />

508- 647-6968<br />

hydroshieldboston.com<br />

Commercial & Residential<br />

Design • Installation • Maintenance<br />

Mosaics to Porcelain Slabs<br />

Serving<br />

Greater Boston &<br />

Cape Cod for<br />

Over 30 Years<br />

Artistic Tile & Design, Inc.<br />

508-868-3320<br />

www.artistictilema.com<br />

Kitchen by Annika Designs LLC; Floor Installed by Artistic Tile & Design, Inc.<br />

182<br />

bostondesignguide.com


Interior Design: Carter & Company ; Photography: Michael J. Lee<br />

Expertly Crafted. Masterfully Installed.<br />

We source, fabricate and install marble, granite, soapstone, quartzite,<br />

limestone and many other stones as well as Neolith and quartz<br />

countertops.<br />

Colonial Marble is one of Boston’s leading stone experts. As a shop<br />

with four generations of experience, our knowledge and passion<br />

run deep. Quality, accountability and craftsmanship are the pillars<br />

of our business.<br />

WWW.COLONIALMARBLE.COM | 617-389-1130 | 25 GARVEY STREET, EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS


GRAFF<br />

DORNBRACHT<br />

“Monique’s can find the<br />

exact product I want, when<br />

other places can’t.”<br />

-- Urit Chaimovitz, Designer<br />

ROHL<br />

What does<br />

your refrigerator<br />

door look like?<br />

Exterior<br />

RootCellar Concepts is the premier<br />

refrigerated pantry designed to seamlessly<br />

integrate into your kitchen design.<br />

Each custom-designed<br />

RootCellar features:<br />

• A hands-free, automatic pocket door that<br />

allows for quick and easy access<br />

• Spacious, organized storage that augments<br />

or replaces refrigeration in your kitchen<br />

Interior<br />

• Tailored refrigeration and freezer space to<br />

fit your design and every day needs<br />

The Premier Refrigerated Pantry <br />

866-366-5253 | rootcellarconcepts.com<br />

Wenham, MA | Instagram: @RootCellarConcepts<br />

184<br />

bostondesignguide.com


EXPERIENCED • PROFESSIONAL • KNOWLEDGEABLE<br />

Come experience the new age of exceptional in our completely<br />

remodeled showroom, featuring the latest from Bosch, Miele, Viking,<br />

Thermador and more. In operation for over 65 years, family-run Jarvis<br />

Appliance knows that attractive, high performance appliances are<br />

essential to gorgeous, functional kitchen designs. Our staff has the<br />

expertise to equip and service the kitchen of your dreams.<br />

958 Worcester Street (Route 9)<br />

Wellesley, MA 02482<br />

(781) 235-5112<br />

www.jarvisapplianceinc.com<br />

Photography by Richard Mandelkorn


COASTAL<br />

Taste Design and Paul Weber Architecture<br />

deliver on a new build in which the finer<br />

details make the house a home.<br />

COMFORT<br />

186<br />

bostondesignguide.com


Architect: Paul Weber Architecture<br />

Interior Designer: Taste Design Inc.<br />

Landscape Architect: TL Studio Landscape Architecture<br />

Landscape: R.P. Marzilli & Company<br />

Writer: Maddie Brisbane<br />

Photography: Nat Rea<br />

bostondesignguide.com 187


188 bostondesignguide.com


or most coastal homes, comfort and functionality<br />

are non-negotiables. While this Rhode Island seaside<br />

retreat is no exception, it is beaming with elevated<br />

and personalized details, striking a perfect balance<br />

between relaxed and refined. “It’s a coastal home, but<br />

finely finished,” says Patti Watson, Owner of Taste Design<br />

Inc., who alongside Senior Designer Wendi Dicely-Scalora,<br />

conceptualized the home’s interiors, with Paul Weber<br />

of Paul Weber Architecture spearheading its structural<br />

overhaul. With a team assembled early on, the home was<br />

artfully designed and built to enhance its functionality and<br />

atmosphere, while illuminating the rugged coastal beauty<br />

that surrounds it.<br />

The essentially all-new construction also enabled bold<br />

ideas. “The biggest gesture was the swapping of the<br />

kitchen and living room,” Weber notes, the former of<br />

which found its new home on the east side of the house,<br />

offering breathtaking views toward Sachuest Beach.<br />

“Ultimately it better accommodated the client’s program<br />

as well as the home’s overall footprint.” says Weber.<br />

Running with this scheme allowed for a family room<br />

extension off of the kitchen, as well as an elegant pantry<br />

space with a striking view. Bridging the kitchen and living<br />

room is a dining area that seamlessly transitions into a<br />

screen porch through accordion doors, enabling indoor<br />

and outdoor dining versatility. The screen porch features<br />

radiant heat, integrated drainage, and blue stone floors<br />

that extend onto the pool deck. The three-season room<br />

is multifunctional, serving as a favorite work-from-home<br />

space by virtue of a versatile dining table that doubles as a<br />

desk overlooking the sea. “There is a lot of flexibility built<br />

into the house to set the stage for future possibilities,”<br />

says Watson. To that end, tranquil retreat spaces are<br />

plentiful throughout the home, with reading nooks and<br />

living areas off of the bedroom suites and guest quarters<br />

that offer privacy and versatility for the growing family.<br />

In a design that embraces its quiet coastal elegance and<br />

integrated adaptability, it’s the finer points that truly set<br />

bostondesignguide.com 189


the home apart. Sun-washed hues and bleached oak<br />

elements throughout contribute to a relaxed atmosphere<br />

while effortlessly harmonizing with fine details such as<br />

antiques, textured furnishings, statement light fixtures, and<br />

block print patterns. “The intention was to infuse a coastal<br />

essence without being overly obvious,” explains Dicely-<br />

Scalora. “We also knew that the base palette needed<br />

to be neutral enough to take on the pattern, color, and<br />

original artwork that our client loved, while still feeling<br />

really serene,” says Watson. The living room showcases the<br />

use of white oak on the ceiling planks, chosen to create<br />

a sense of warmth without overwhelming the space. The<br />

neutral backdrop allows intricately textured furnishings,<br />

block print upholstery, and muted notes of French blue<br />

and lavender to shine. In the center of the living room,<br />

a charming French limestone fireplace is framed by cozy<br />

window seats that are not just for show, but designed for<br />

comfort and functionality. “We spent a fair amount of time<br />

sizing the window seats so they were really usable and not<br />

just something decorative,” Dicely-Scalora recalls.<br />

The homeowners’ beloved collection of original art also<br />

served as a guiding light in Taste’s design approach. The<br />

artwork acts as a muse for the interiors, and vice versa,<br />

allowing the design team to instill an even deeper layer<br />

of personalization into the overall feel. “By finishing with<br />

pieces from their own collection, the house felt much<br />

more personal and meaningful to them,” says Watson.<br />

“It’s not anybody else’s house.” Indeed, with its thoughtful<br />

design it becomes more than a house, but a home ready<br />

to be filled with conversations, memories, and endless<br />

possibilities.<br />

190 bostondesignguide.com


Drawing inspiration from the client’s love for French blue, the designers incorporated lavender tones and touches of plum that<br />

complement the overall palette. Taking cues from the site’s natural beauty, each room was tactfully positioned to optimize the<br />

surrounding views. The home’s sense of place is further highlighted by organic elements, textures, and a soothing neutral base palette.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 191


192 bostondesignguide.com


The house’s layout and features were thoughtfully designed to<br />

offer versatility. In addition to guest quarters with a private living<br />

area, a chic bunk room with an ocean view of its own allows for<br />

overflow. A screen porch with bluestone flooring, radiant heat,<br />

and integrated drainage offers multi-season flexibility, and even<br />

doubles as a favorite work-from-home spot. On the exterior, Weber<br />

paid homage to the original home by incorporating hip roofs,<br />

adding character and highlighting the surrounding landscape<br />

architecture designed by Tom Lee of TL Studio Landscape<br />

Architecture and installed by R.P. Marzilli & Company.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 193


194 bostondesignguide.com


A charming old-world Brookline home is<br />

reimagined to embrace a holistic approach<br />

to modern living.<br />

Lesson<br />

MODERN HISTORY<br />

Sitting on an acre of land<br />

overlooking the Brookline<br />

Reservoir, this 1930’s<br />

Georgian Revival-style<br />

home saw a renaissance<br />

of its own at the hands<br />

of architect Alan Mayer<br />

and the build team at<br />

Benchmark Builders. The<br />

full-scale renovation, which<br />

aimed to bring the home<br />

into the modern era while<br />

honoring its traditional<br />

character, touched every<br />

corner of its structure.<br />

The original house,<br />

while retaining a historic<br />

charm, was burdened<br />

by its fragmented layout<br />

and obscured views.<br />

“It lacked an overall<br />

concept of flow,” Mayer<br />

observed, envisioning a<br />

grander, brighter, more<br />

open concept living<br />

space that would better<br />

suit a modern family. To<br />

that end, he schemed<br />

a plan that would<br />

eliminate dark, closed<br />

off corners to make way<br />

for spacious, light-filled<br />

rooms destined for easy<br />

living. “In any space, you want to maximize places in which<br />

you can see in multiple directions and create vantage<br />

points to and through other rooms,” Mayer explains. The<br />

new configuration blends traditional and contemporary<br />

elements, where “no detail was ignored,” says interior<br />

designer on the project Lindsay Pike. Mayer conceived<br />

every architectural element to embrace rejuvenated<br />

interiors, where vibrant colors, striking light fixtures, and<br />

dynamic artwork offer a bold and playful vibe.<br />

“It’s a really complex<br />

house, with lots of features<br />

and details,” recalls Matt<br />

Harkins, Benchmark’s<br />

owner and president.<br />

While this complexity<br />

sparked challenges, the<br />

collaborative spirit of all<br />

involved led to the success<br />

of the project. “From day<br />

one, there was an urgency<br />

to keep the project moving,<br />

so communication was key.<br />

We were all in touch daily,<br />

meeting 2-3 times a week,<br />

with anywhere from 20 to 50<br />

people on site at any given<br />

time,” Harkins notes.<br />

From transforming the<br />

floor plan, which boasts<br />

immaculate new moldings<br />

and intricate millwork at<br />

every turn, to installing<br />

a striking new elliptical<br />

staircase, restoring the<br />

exterior facade, and<br />

completely renovating<br />

the home’s natatorium,<br />

the team’s list of tasks<br />

was extensive. “There<br />

was really no down time,”<br />

says Benchmark’s VP<br />

of Construction Todd<br />

Jurgensen, who played an integral role in managing<br />

the large-scale project, and even got his hands dirty<br />

assembling an immaculate multi-slab limestone fireplace,<br />

which Mayer designed to bring a contemporary touch to<br />

the living room space.<br />

Flanked by repurposed dark wood French doors, the<br />

fireplace is accentuated by purple silk wallpaper and<br />

complementary decor. “Maintaining the integrity of the<br />

bostondesignguide.com 195


The dining room caters to the client’s love for large-scale entertaining, featuring rich teal blue walls and a custom-made dining table with<br />

extendable leaves integrated into the architecture. The kitchen embraces clean lines and a neutral palette, serving as an informal family<br />

gathering space.<br />

196<br />

bostondesignguide.com


ostondesignguide.com 197


Generously sized and thoughtfully designed, the hallways feel like rooms of their own,<br />

fostering a sense of continuity throughout the home. A newly reimagined elliptical staircase<br />

entices visitors to explore the third floor of the home, where they’ll find optimized views of<br />

the glistening Brookline Reservoir.<br />

Architect: Mayer + Associates Architects<br />

Builder: Benchmark Builders, Inc.<br />

Interior Designer: Mayer + Associates Architects<br />

Writer: Maddie Brisbane<br />

Photographer: Greg Premru, Sean Litchfield<br />

198<br />

bostondesignguide.com


home’s history was a priority,” says Mayer. Yet that did not<br />

hinder the designers from mindfully infusing contemporary<br />

flourishes, highlighted by an interplay of natural light that<br />

evokes a crisp, airy feel. The front foyer was upgraded with<br />

brand new ceiling paneling and crown moldings, and a<br />

period-correct glass paneled door that transforms a onceopaque<br />

entryway.<br />

To illuminate the home’s vertical connection points, Mayer<br />

reimagined a once dark, hidden stairwell as a modern<br />

architectural marvel, set against a light-filled backdrop of<br />

newly installed French doors, and reconfigured landings.<br />

The elliptical staircase, custom crafted by Cooper<br />

Stairworks, was delivered in one piece, requiring a tactful<br />

installation by the Benchmark crew. “It was really exciting<br />

to see the home come together,” Jurgensen reflects.<br />

When asked how the team felt upon seeing the final result<br />

of their diligent efforts, Bill Andrews, Benchmark Builders’<br />

Vice President of Business Development replies, “We were<br />

elated, to say the least.”<br />

bostondesignguide.com 199


The natatorium underwent a complete reconstruction to accommodate a brand-new pool deck, an advanced<br />

climate control system, an integrated swim gym technology system, a secret vault for pool equipment storage,<br />

and a stunning fiberglass skylight that invites the outdoors in.<br />

200 bostondesignguide.com


Beyond the beauty of this home’s transformation lies a deeper lesson.<br />

The results speak to the importance of connection in design, both with<br />

surrounding spaces and with a broader architectural vision. This reimagined<br />

home is a celebration of this concept, where every corner feels connected to<br />

something larger, embracing a holistic approach to modern living.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 201


Jewelry Box<br />

THE<br />

CM Ragusa builds quality into every square inch of this compact home.<br />

202 bostondesignguide.com


Though compact in size, this stylish sanctuary makes a major statement. Once a<br />

blue-collar dwelling dating back to the 1700’s, its latest iteration, custom built<br />

and renovated by CM Ragusa Builders, is brimming with luxury. The home is a<br />

treasure trove of elegance and comfort that is optimized for modern living, aptly<br />

coined “The Jewelry Box” for its dazzling details. Bountiful upscale finishes instill a<br />

refined sophistication in every inch of the compact space. Bronze and brass hardware<br />

glisten on cabinetry that flows throughout the kitchen and dining spaces. Calacatta<br />

Viola marble lines the kitchen island, full service storage bar, and serves as a lavish<br />

backdrop for an exquisite La Cornue Château 150 range and adjacent Flamberge<br />

rotisserie oven. Space is further maximized in the kitchen with a sleek spice rack that<br />

gracefully retreats into the marble.<br />

“When renovating the property, we wanted not only to capture its history, but also<br />

to elevate and make it better than ever,” says Cal Reinhart, CM Ragusa’s Director of<br />

Operations. The home’s 18th century roots and tight size called for careful planning<br />

and thoughtful design to optimize the space. “To carve out a private backyard, the<br />

layout was completely flipped,” notes Reinhart. “We shifted the original structure to<br />

the front of the property, which was originally a vast front yard exposed to heavier<br />

foot traffic.” In the early phases of the project, waterproofing was crucial given the<br />

home’s adjacency to a pre-colonial waterway once used for commerce in the bustling<br />

coastal New England town. “We brought the structure down to its original post and<br />

Photography: Rob Karosis bostondesignguide.com 203


eam frame, excavated the site, and made way for a new,<br />

watertight foundation that could handle the site’s high<br />

water table,” Reinhart explains. Despite the intensive<br />

adjustments, the home’s facade preserves period correct<br />

characteristics including its original clapboard reveal.<br />

Working with the original structure also meant working<br />

with limited dimensions. To give the small space a grand<br />

feel, an abundance of rhythmic detailing was impeccably<br />

installed, including custom moldings that adorn the<br />

vaulted ceilings. From the baseboards to the wall<br />

paneling, the casing to the coffers, every molding was<br />

custom cut, showcasing CM Ragusa’s exceptional<br />

in-house millwork. “You can really see the craftsmanship<br />

that went into this project,” says Reinhart. The primary<br />

suite exudes an old-world grandeur, with black walnut<br />

and brass finishes that cleverly conceal a plethora of<br />

modern conveniences, including a large television that<br />

can be raised and lowered from the bed’s footboard. An<br />

elegant sliding ladder in the spacious “dressing room”<br />

leads to a lofted exercise space that houses a rowing<br />

machine. Ubiquitous smart home capabilities, including<br />

Josh.ai integration, serves a dual purpose: enhancing<br />

daily life while optimizing the structural efficiency of<br />

the space. This seamless blend of historical charm and<br />

contemporary luxury proves that even with a small<br />

footprint, attention to detail can create an experience<br />

that is larger-than-life.<br />

204 bostondesignguide.com


ostondesignguide.com 205


BURSTING WITH LUXURY, THE JEWELRY BOX IS A WORK OF ART<br />

THAT PROVES THE POWER OF DETAILS.<br />

206 bostondesignguide.com


LUXURY HOME MAINTENANCE<br />

AND CONCIERGE SERVICES<br />

Comprehensive management of distinctive properties<br />

and home concierge services for discerning clientele<br />

from the Back Bay to Newport.<br />

LDa Architecture & Interiors; Denali Construction Corp.; Dan Gordon Landscape Architects Photography: Top: Eric Roth; Portrait: Austin Wilder<br />

Home as a Service<br />

My Estate Concierge is a membership-based service for<br />

homeowners requiring the best in ongoing home maintenance.<br />

Rely on our team, including your personal client manager, primary<br />

field-technician and our A+ trade-network to support your home<br />

with the care and attention it requires.<br />

Our Value to You<br />

Trust: Know your team. Single point of contact client manager<br />

and lead MEC primary field technician ensure you know who is in<br />

your home, and that it is in good hands.<br />

Performance: You can count on MEC. Our sole focus is high-end<br />

residential and we have the internal team, experience and trade<br />

network to ensure your home is well maintained. Our support<br />

model is built on individual attention, and we work diligently<br />

to support each of our members with the utmost care and<br />

consideration for their homes and schedules.<br />

Time Management: Your time is valuable. Let us do the<br />

heavy lifting for project work, punch list completion and trade<br />

coordination/supervision. Scheduled, responsive and 24/7<br />

maintenance are covered by MEC.<br />

617-977-6696<br />

MYESTATECONCIERGE.COM<br />

Meet the team and learn<br />

about what we do.<br />

At MEC, what is important to you, is a priority to us.


Courtesy of Wayne Towle Master Finishing & Restoration; Fine Finish, Inc.;<br />

MGa Marcus Gleysteen Architects; Anthony Catalfano Interiors<br />

Photography by Chuck Choi<br />

208 bostondesignguide.com


Millwork, Finishes,<br />

Flooring, Doors & Windows<br />

bostondesignguide.com 209


Builder: Neil Brothers; Photography: Cupola Creative<br />

Specializing in high-end painting and luxury finishing<br />

774-368-9291 | Cape Cod - Boston | www.BirschnerInc.com | @BirschnerInc


Builder: Neil Brothers; Interior Design: Digs Design; Photography: Greg Premru


Architect: Catalano Architects; Builder: JW Construction<br />

Interior Design: Kotzen Interiors; Photography: Sean Litchfield<br />

DESIGN • CRAFTSMANSHIP • TECHNOLOGY<br />

CONCORD, MA • 617.283.2416 • JHKW.COM


JH KLEIN WASSINK<br />

Custom Cabinetry & Fine Woodworking<br />

We fabricate, finish and install individual pieces or all the cabinetry,<br />

millwork and furniture for your entire home or business in a full<br />

range of styles from traditional to contemporary.


Passion for Craftsmanship<br />

Custom painting<br />

solutions utilizing<br />

innovative processes<br />

and the highest quality<br />

products for discriminating<br />

clients who value<br />

old-world craftsmanship<br />

and white-glove service.<br />

401-787-3182 | zkpainting.com


ONE OF 12 FINE PAINTS OF EUROPE<br />

MASTER CERTIFIED PAINTERS IN THE COUNTRY<br />

@zkpainting


Tischler WindoWs and doors. Uncommon. Uncompromising.<br />

Architect: Shope reno WhArton ASSociAteS<br />

photogrAphy: DAniel MilStein photogrAphy<br />

Tischler und sohn (Usa) ltd. six suburban avenue, stamford, cT 06901<br />

Telephone 203/674/0600


FINE FINISH INC.<br />

Established 1992<br />

Not your run-of-the-mill millwork…<br />

We are a full-service millwork shop offering everything from custom moldings,<br />

complicated radial designs, sequenced panels, custom balusters, installation and<br />

finshing, we thrive on unusual requests.<br />

Peter Murray - Owner | (508) 875-2020 | www.finefinishinc.com<br />

Architect: MGa | Marcuss Gleysteen Architects; Builder: Sanford Custom Builders, Inc.; Photography: Michael J. Lee


Family Owned & Operated Since 1977<br />

CARPET · HARDWOOD · LAMINATE · VINYL · AREA RUGS · STOCK ROLLS · INSTALLATION · RUNNERS · REMNANTS<br />

LUXURY VINYL TILE · CORK FLOORING · GREEN FLOORING


Duckham Architects; Sanford Custom Builders; Sean Litchfield Photography<br />

phone 978-270-8983<br />

walterlanecabinetmaker.com<br />

113 Neck Road, Unit 3<br />

Ward Hill, Massachusetts 01835


CELEBRATING 75 YEARS!<br />

PREMIUM ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK SINCE 1948<br />

Barrett Borden, Gale Goff Architect<br />

Arkins Construction<br />

Anthony Crisafulli Photography<br />

Kolbe has designed various product lines to meet specific<br />

architectural and aesthetic goals. Each offers distinct advantages,<br />

yet remains vastly customizable. Careful design, quality<br />

craftsmanship, many artful choices, and innovative solutions<br />

help Kolbe windows and doors manifest your vision.<br />

We're for the visionaries. ®<br />

SHOWROOMS IN SOMERSET, SOUTHBORO, AND PEMBROKE<br />

800.543.5403 | WWW.HORNERMILLWORK.COM |


Micheal J. Lee Photography<br />

COSMOSPAINTING.COM


Photography by Greg Premru<br />

ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK • FINE CABINETRY<br />

171 RESERVOIR ST., NEEDHAM, MA 02494 | 781.237.0505<br />

FALLONCUSTOMHOMES.COM/<strong>BDG</strong>


Costello Fine Homes; Niel Photo<br />

NS Builders; Born Imagery<br />

JB Robbie Builders, Inc.<br />

COME HOME TO STYLE<br />

BEAUTIFYING NEW ENGLAND<br />

ONE GARAGE DOOR AT A TIME<br />

617-862-6164 | DESIGNERGARAGEDOORS.COM


Courtesy of Cambridgeport Construction; Elite Media Solutions; Kotzen Interiors, LLP<br />

Photography by Warren Patterson<br />

226 bostondesignguide.com


Home Integration,<br />

Furniture, & Accessories<br />

bostondesignguide.com 227


THE EXPERIENCE LAB:<br />

AN AMBITIOUS DEPARTURE FROM A TRADITIONAL SHOWROOM<br />

TSP Smart Spaces breaks away from traditional productfocused<br />

showrooms by introducing an immersive journey<br />

into the world of smart home technology integration.<br />

Located in Boston's vibrant SoWa Art + Design District,<br />

the Experience Lab is a newly renovated 3,700 squarefoot<br />

showroom that allows visitors to tangibly experience<br />

the differences offered by the latest technology solutions.<br />

Serving as a luxury residential automation showroom, a<br />

fully functional commercial audio/visual demonstration<br />

space, and a dynamic hybrid workspace, the Experience<br />

Lab offers a versatile environment that showcases<br />

technology solutions from TSP’s trusted partners.<br />

To provide visitors with a glimpse into cutting-edge design<br />

possibilities, technology installations are seamlessly<br />

integrated throughout the space in various ways. “We<br />

have exposed, architectural, and invisible installations<br />

integrated throughout the space,” explains Michael Oh,<br />

President of TSP Smart Spaces. With the installation of<br />

Josh.ai voice control, visitors can experience touch-free<br />

voice activation for tasks like adjusting lighting, music<br />

volume, and color tones in real time. The showroom also<br />

features a keypad wall that showcases design-led light<br />

control with a wide range of customizable button options.<br />

Blending innovative technology with sophisticated design,<br />

the Experience Lab exhibits a refined aesthetic that<br />

illustrates a harmonious coexistence between technology<br />

upgrades and beautiful design. “In the showroom, we<br />

present different vignettes that give an idea of different<br />

possibilities design-wise,” notes Aaron Stallings, Director<br />

of Smart Spaces. The showroom's grand finale is a home<br />

theater that provides an immersive cinematic experience,<br />

featuring a striking and colorful mural by local artist Silvia<br />

López Chavez. The theater is meticulously designed to<br />

block external light and sound, creating a captivating<br />

setting enhanced by top-quality audio/visual systems.<br />

Through an array of comprehensive demonstrations,<br />

visitors gain a holistic experience that demystifies the<br />

distinctions among various technology options. Fueled by<br />

innovation and creativity, the Experience Lab reimagines<br />

the home as a sanctuary of comfort, entertainment,<br />

security, and productivity. Check out TSP at www.tsp.space.<br />

230 bostondesignguide.com


VISIT OUR NEW AWARD-WINNING SHOWROOM IN SOWA<br />

INTELLIGENT LUXURY<br />

TSP Smart Spaces provides exquisite<br />

whole-house smart home technology<br />

solutions. Our Design, Build, and Support<br />

process ensures we are with you from<br />

the beginning of your smart home journey<br />

and well beyond.<br />

1. Ultra-modern smart<br />

home in Reykjavík, Iceland.<br />

Here we melded technology<br />

seamlessly with the aesthetics<br />

of the space.<br />

2. Lutron’s handsome circular<br />

shade bracket is handcrafted<br />

and combines superior<br />

workmanship with ingeniously<br />

hidden electronics.<br />

3. Elegant and versatile,<br />

Lutron’s Alisse wall control<br />

offers a nostalgic and warm<br />

design aesthetic inspired<br />

by old world craft.<br />

Visit our website to see some of our<br />

award-winning smart home projects and<br />

learn how technology can make your<br />

living spaces come alive.<br />

(617) 267-3030 | www.tsp.space | Boston, MA


C RAFTSMAN S H I P. D E TAIL. S E RVIC E.<br />

makkasdrape r y.co m | 508. 877. 4647<br />

D e signe r: K eeler & C o . - P h o t o graphe r: Sean L itchfield


Boston Luxury Beds<br />

better sleep, better you<br />

bostonluxurybeds.com | 978-440-8220 | info@bostonluxurybeds.com


The Comforts of Home & Garden<br />

The Outdoor Living Store<br />

Designers welcome<br />

Closed Tuesdays<br />

1265 Massachusetts Avenue | Lexington, Massachusetts<br />

781-861-1200 | www.seasonsfour.com


Builder: Cambridgeport Construction<br />

Interior Design: Kotzen Interiors LLP<br />

Photography: Warren Patterson<br />

LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS.<br />

LIGHTING | SHADES | NETWORKS<br />

MUSIC | HOME THEATER | SURVEILLANCE<br />

AUTOMATION | 24/7 SUPPORT<br />

elitemediasolutions.com | 781-237-2929


LIGHTING | SHADES | HOME TECHNOLOGY<br />

Enhance your lifestyle and have complete control with<br />

smart technology throughout your entire home.<br />

WHOLE HOUSE AUDIO | HOME AUTOMATION | LIGHTING CONTROL | MOTORIZED SHADES<br />

MEDIA ROOMS | NETWORK | LANDSCAPE LIGHTING | OUTDOOR AUDIO<br />

Visit our Experience Center / Showroom at 33 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 | 617-391-8919 | sdiboston.com<br />

Now serving South Florida at 1706 Costa Del Sol, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 786-668-5009 | sdiboca.com


215 Needham Street, Newton 02464 - (opening Sept 2023)<br />

bostondesignguide.com 237


Creative Custom Lamps, Shade Designs And Lighting<br />

21 Walden Street, Concord, MA<br />

Hours Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm<br />

978.369.3000 • concordlampandshade.com<br />

238 bostondesignguide.com<br />

Custom Rugs, Stair Runners, Area Rugs, Wall To Wall Carpet, Area Rug Cleaning & Repair<br />

81 Union Ave. Sudbury, MA 01776 | 978-443-3008 | www.sudburyrug.com | Follow us @sudburyrug


Art<br />

Makes the Difference<br />

Just twenty minutes from Boston, on Route 9 in Natick,<br />

Renjeau Galleries maintains a comprehensive collection<br />

of fine art by some of the region’s finest established and<br />

emerging artists.<br />

The main gallery, a 100-year-old home with several<br />

showrooms, contains the majority of the collection. A<br />

smaller annex building on the property provides an<br />

intimate space used for special exhibitions, highlighting<br />

a particular artist, or private viewings.<br />

Many customers enjoy scheduling appointments in<br />

the gallery to see the artwork they have previewed on<br />

Renjeau’s expansive website. It’s an ideal solution for<br />

busy clients, and is often combined with borrowing on<br />

approval or an in-home consultation, which enables<br />

clients to visualize the art in the home or office space.<br />

Additionally, Renjeau offers an incredible selection<br />

of custom framing choices as well as expert fine art<br />

restoration.<br />

Renjeau Galleries<br />

79 Worcester Street<br />

Natick, MA 01760<br />

(508) 655-5121<br />

www.renjeau.com<br />

Photography by Warren Patterson<br />

bostondesignguide.com 239


Courtesy of a Blade of Grass<br />

Photography by Sean Litchfield<br />

240 bostondesignguide.com


Landscape Architects<br />

241


Landscape Architecture<br />

LombardiDesign.com


Photo: Richard Mandelkorn<br />

Landscape Architecture | Construction | Estate Care<br />

sudburydesign.com • 978.443.3638 • Sudbury MA • Osterville MA


978-443-2626 | LYNCHLANDSCAPE.COM<br />

80 UNION AVENUE, SUDBURY, MA 01778


DESIGN | BUILD | MAINTAIN<br />

Photography: Sean Litchfield


Photo by Chris Ruchinski<br />

www.m-d-l-a.com | 203.592.4788 | Boston


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND SITE PLANNERS<br />

newport | palm beach 401.848.2750 www.katherinefield.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY: WARREN PATTERSON<br />

karensebastianllc@gmail.com<br />

617.529.6719<br />

karensebastianllc.com<br />

250 bostondesignguide.com


The MacDowell Company<br />

Landscape Architecture<br />

TheMacDowellCompany.com - Weston, MA - 781.899.9393


a Fresh Perspective on Outdoor Spaces<br />

Taylor Ahern<br />

9 Old County Road Sudbury, MA 01776 abladeofgrass.com 508-358-4500


254 bostondesignguide.com


FARM TO TABLE<br />

A revitalized suburban landscape brings home the bounty<br />

in more ways than one.<br />

To the imaginative mind, wide open spaces signify limitless potential. Such was the case for landscape<br />

designer Jim Douthit when he first assessed this 53 acre property located in the suburbs northwest of<br />

Boston. Greeted by vast open fields, a historic farmhouse dating back to 1773, and a barn awaiting<br />

renewal, the stage was set for a grand transformation.<br />

The new owners, who yearned for an interactive relationship with the land they now called their own,<br />

approached Douthit, lead designer and owner of a Blade of Grass, with a shortlist of desires. “What they<br />

wanted from the property was pretty simple,” says Douthit, who teamed up with builders at Adams +<br />

Beasley Associates to execute the project. Although simplicity was at the heart of the client’s requests,<br />

with a focus on vegetable gardens and fruit orchards from which they could pick their own produce, the<br />

team presented a plethora of ways to maximize the use of the property. Enthralled by their proposals, the<br />

owners entrusted the experts to manifest a luscious and dynamic landscape that would harmonize the<br />

built environment with nature’s splendor.<br />

“They really let us be as creative as we wanted,” Douthit recalls. “We developed concepts for spaces that<br />

they didn’t know they wanted until we showed them it was possible.” Given the green light, Douthit set<br />

out to transform the open fields into a series of functional and picturesque areas. A nod to centuries past,<br />

split-rail fences and fieldstone walls were incorporated to define each zone while seamlessly blending with<br />

the landscape. The result is a captivating tapestry of distinct spaces, including a bountiful orchard of fruit<br />

trees, a flourishing vegetable garden, a chicken coop, a sheep barn, and an intimate outdoor seating area<br />

nestled graciously beside the farmhouse’s newly added screened porch.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 255


Mindfully preserving the essence of the surroundings,<br />

Douthit strategically introduced mature trees to<br />

complement vibrant flower beds, adorned with an<br />

abundance of native materials and low-maintenance<br />

perennials such as lush grasses and black-eyed Susans.<br />

Amidst this verdant symphony, a custom built greenhouse,<br />

firmly rooted to the earth by its antique granite foundation,<br />

affords a year-round oasis where fruit trees and tropical<br />

flora flourish and thrive. A charming pathway network of<br />

antique granite and cobblestone leads toward a dreamy<br />

pool area, which boasts a floating cedar pergola, custom<br />

built by Adams + Beasley.<br />

While the design’s beauty is crystal clear, Douthit’s holistic<br />

approach aims to ensure the landscape maintains its<br />

brilliance for the long term. “We spent a lot of time<br />

256 bostondesignguide.com


and resources clearing out invasive plants from the<br />

wetlands around the property, and replanting the proper<br />

plantings to help restore to its native habitat.” This level<br />

of care extends into the day-to-day, with Douthit’s team<br />

conducting customized maintenance to ensure their clients<br />

can enjoy their revamped properties stress-free. “We’re<br />

as intimately and personally involved in maintaining the<br />

property as we are in designing it,” Douthit assures. Like<br />

a true guardian of the garden, a Blade of Grass stays a<br />

jump ahead, preserving the landscape’s magnificence all<br />

year long.<br />

Landscape Architect: a Blade of Grass<br />

Architect: Zac Culbreth<br />

Builder: Adams + Beasley Associates<br />

Photography: Sean Litchfield; Warren Patterson<br />

bostondesignguide.com 257


1<br />

2<br />

4<br />

3<br />

5<br />

1. A custom built greenhouse filled with lush tropical flora<br />

features New England round fieldstone walls with bluestone<br />

capping and antique granite posts.<br />

2. Extensive vegetable and flower garden beds surround a<br />

chicken coop and sheep barn, with pea stone paths that<br />

provide easy access to fresh-picked produce.<br />

3. Vibrant flower beds filled with annuals and perennials offer<br />

constant color all season long.<br />

4. Nestled in lush greenery, a bluestone patio seamlessly extends<br />

off of the barn’s newly added screen porch.<br />

5. A floating cedar pergola, custom built by Adams + Beasley,<br />

offers shade in the pool area. Nearby is a small lawn area, a hot<br />

tub, and an outdoor shower.<br />

258 bostondesignguide.com


FARM TO TABLE<br />

7<br />

6<br />

8<br />

10<br />

9<br />

6. Luscious gardens surround raised vegetable beds, with a<br />

classic dry stacked New England fieldstone wall providing the<br />

perfect backdrop.<br />

7. Perennial gardens pave a grand entrance to the orchard, with<br />

a thriving array of nepeta, alchemilla, and astilbe adorning the<br />

path.<br />

8. An intimate outdoor seating area is the perfect place to enjoy<br />

the view.<br />

9. Surrounded by gardens of fresh, ready-to-pick produce, and<br />

a granite fire pit just beyond, this outdoor kitchen and patio<br />

takes al-fresco to the next level.<br />

10. A swath of daylilies bring summer color to the chip seal<br />

driveway entrance. Flanked by crab apple trees, which peak<br />

in the springtime, a cobble ramp leads to the newly renovated<br />

barn.<br />

bostondesignguide.com 259


Courtesy of Lynch Tree & Landscape<br />

Photography by Sean Litchfield<br />

260 bostondesignguide.com


Landscape<br />

bostondesignguide.com 261


LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS<br />

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION | MASONRY | MAINTENANCE<br />

GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN; PHOTOGRAPHY BY LANDINO PHOTO<br />

RPMARZILLI.COM


R.P. MARZILLI & CO., INC. | 508.533.8700


WE´VE GOT YOU COVERED!<br />

Sean Litchfield Photography<br />

617-PER-GOLA | BOSTONPERGOLAS.COM<br />

( 737–4652 )


IMAGINE YOURSELF IN A NEW LANDSCAPE<br />

Landscape Creations partners with New England’s top landscape architects, custom<br />

homebuilders, and homeowners to build extraordinary landscapes – the exceptional outdoor<br />

spaces that enhance the ways people live. A full-service landscape contractor, our work<br />

spans urban oasis gardens to expansive coastal estates, and everything in between.<br />

MASSACHUSETTS | RHODE ISLAND | CONNECTICUT<br />

landscapecreationsri.com | 401.789.7101


YOUR VISION...OUR STONE<br />

Newburyport Millis Groveland<br />

curators@stonecurators.com stonecurators.com stonecurators


Landscape Artisans<br />

New England’s oldest and most trusted name in<br />

landscape construction, maintenance, & irrigation.<br />

www.dschumacher.com


Stonegate Gardens, a nursery set on five acres at the<br />

Lincoln-Weston line, is a gardener’s paradise.<br />

A g a rdener<br />

’ s p aradise<br />

STONEGATE G A R D E N S<br />

Specializing in Specimen Trees, Shrubs & Perennials,<br />

Garden Design Consultants, and Installation Services.<br />

339 South Great Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts<br />

www.StonegateGardens.com | 781.259.8884<br />

508-271-7750<br />

blueclawassociates.com<br />

Specializing in high-end landscaping<br />

and world-class stone masonry for<br />

the design community.<br />

268 bostondesignguide.com


Landscape Architect: Gregory Lombardi Design; Photography: Warren Patterson<br />

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION • HORTICULTURAL SERVICES • EXCAVATION • AGGREGATE & ORGANICS<br />

(978) 263-1185 | ONYXCORPORATION.NET


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN<br />

WARREN PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

DESIGN | BUILD | MAINTAIN<br />

www.ParterreGarden.com


AWARD WINNING LUXURY POOLS<br />

JIMI SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

DESIGN - BUILD - SERVICE<br />

978.256.0200 | ENVIRONMENTALPOOLS.COM


LIVE OUTSIDE EXPECTATIONS<br />

Bring inspired ideas for your outdoor home to life with<br />

Walpole Outdoors. Schedule your free design consultation today.<br />

walpoleoutdoors.com | 866.523.3407<br />

FENCES • PERGOLAS • ARBORS • GATES • LATTICES • RAILINGS<br />

272 bostondesignguide.com


Bring Sustainability Home<br />

ECOLOGICAL LAND CARE | EDIBLE GARDENS | MEADOWS<br />

botanicalandcare.com<br />

A division of R. P. Marzilli & Company


O<br />

Over<br />

2,000 mature<br />

trees available<br />

to instantly<br />

establish your<br />

landscape.<br />

• Massachusetts Certified<br />

Arborists<br />

• Owner Operated<br />

• Massachusetts Certified<br />

Horticulturalists<br />

• Planting Plans<br />

fully insured<br />

A Leader in New England in Large Tree & Shrub transplanting<br />

Japanese Maple | Dogwood | Beech | Sugar Maple | Spruce | Etc.<br />

Harvard, MA • Tel: 978-635-0409 • Fax 978-635-9840 • acorntree@me.com • acorntreeandlandscape.com


Creating beautiful outdoor spaces<br />

for you to enjoy.<br />

Offering landscape design and complete installation services.<br />

781-531-9837 • 78 Fremont St, Needham, MA 02494 • thenarrowlane.com


Dream It,<br />

Build It<br />

Perfection Fence prides itself in building any fence, gate,<br />

railing, pergolas, arbor or architectural metal project you<br />

can dream up.


B<br />

uilding upon over 50 years of continuous<br />

service to the fence industry, the Skulsky family<br />

established Perfection Fence Corp. Regarded for<br />

its excellence, creativity, engineering, design technological<br />

capabilities, Perfection Fence’s products have exceeded<br />

industry standards and been the choice for discerning<br />

homeowners and businesses.<br />

From concept to completion, Perfection’s fences,<br />

pergolas, railings, gates, arbors, and trellises will turn<br />

dreams and ideas into their goals and they work with the<br />

client to ensure quality and value for their investment. In<br />

this age of mass-production and self-service, Perfection<br />

pledges to provide personal service and superior quality.<br />

They view their products as the architectural “finishing<br />

touch” to complement the home or business. The team<br />

of experienced, knowledgeable professionals strive to<br />

complete every step of your project with Perfection!<br />

Quality is primary in all component materials at Perfection.<br />

They search worldwide, visit suppliers and inspect their<br />

facilities and quality, before forming a relationship.<br />

Components are custom-made to meet rigid requirements<br />

and only use the most carefully hand-selected, premium<br />

grade wood materials, the finest quality-controlled vinyl,<br />

properly galvanized steel and deluxe aluminum.<br />

Superior cedar for pickets and boards, and certified<br />

pressure treated southern yellow pine for posts are<br />

essential for years of durability and protection from<br />

moisture and insect infestation. Wooden balusters<br />

are manufactured from western red cedar because of<br />

its stability.<br />

Perfection’s production facilities along with their<br />

manufacturing processes and capabilities are unmatched<br />

in the industry. Using only the best component materials,<br />

the production team custom manufactures your project,<br />

whether wood, vinyl, chain link, or ornamental aluminum.<br />

Perfection’s experienced craftsmen produce every order<br />

at their Marshfield, Massachusetts facility. The standard<br />

of quality adhered to extends beyond materials. It is<br />

demonstrated in the attention given to details and<br />

workmanship.<br />

With state-of-the-art equipment and custom-designed<br />

machinery, craftsmen carefully manufacture each unique<br />

project to exact specifications and skillfully craft the<br />

finishing touches. The production and installation teams<br />

are precise, experienced, and knowledgeable; consistently<br />

contributing to the enduring qualities for which Perfection<br />

Fence is renowned.<br />

Dan Gordon Landscape Architect; Paragon Landscape Construction; Greg Premru Photography<br />

Contact Us for Our Free Design Catalog & Professional Consultation.<br />

800-537-2900 | sales@perfectionfence.com | www.perfectionfence.com


Courtesy of California Closets<br />

278 bostondesignguide.com


Specialty<br />

bostondesignguide.com 279


ARES STRUCTURES<br />

custom framing & exterior carpentry<br />

www.aresstructures.com<br />

Warren Patterson Photography<br />

QUALITY • EFFICIENT • WORKMANSHIP


VALUE and RESTORE<br />

the things you LOVE.<br />

MANZIAPPRAISERS.COM


Please take your shoes off.<br />

Quality Floor Coatings, Cabinets and Organizers<br />

781-836-5145<br />

www.bostongarage.com


Where a World of Warmth Awaits You<br />

Photography by Keitaro Yoshioka<br />

the Largest<br />

Fireplace Showroom<br />

in New England<br />

720 Brockton Ave (Route 123) • Abington, MA 02351 • Phone: (800) 472-1717 • www.andersonfireplace.com


Brightening your life with 40 years of quality electrical service.<br />

Dan Cutrona Photography<br />

Residential | Commercial | 24-Hour Emergency Service | Maintenance<br />

617-823-8775 Newton, MA mderubeiselectric.com


©2023 California Closet Company, Inc. Each California Closets ® franchised location is independently owned and operated.<br />

MAKE ROOM FOR ALL OF YOU<br />

CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR<br />

COMPLIMENTARY DESIGN CONSULTATION 800.274.6754<br />

Brighton Burlington Cape Cod Hingham Natick Peabody Warwick West Hartford<br />

CA L I FO R N I AC LO S E TS.COM


Mike Crane Photography<br />

SHOWROOM<br />

220 NORFOLK STREET, SUITE 1<br />

WALPOLE, MA 02081<br />

CHARLESRIVERWINECELLARS.COM<br />

VINIUMWINECELLARS.COM


CONSERVING ENERGY<br />

CREATING VALUE<br />

ADDING COMFORT<br />

<strong>BDG</strong> EXCLUSIVE VIDEO<br />

See this project<br />

in action.<br />

706 Brockton Avenue (Route 123), Abington, MA 02351 • www.andersoninsul.com • 800-472-1717


Boston Billiard Emporium’s Stephen Kelly<br />

combines his passion for antiques with painstaking<br />

craftsmanship to restore billiard tables to their former glory.<br />

Captured<br />

in time<br />

The “Golden Age of Billiards” lasted<br />

from the 1860’s until the Great<br />

Depression. During this period, a<br />

billiard table was not simply a game<br />

table, it was a piece of furniture of<br />

the highest caliber. These tables were<br />

made by the finest artisans, using rare<br />

woods from all over the world.<br />

Since 1975, Boston Billiard Emporium<br />

has been New England’s leading<br />

conservator of antique billiard tables.<br />

Owner Stephen Kelly combines his<br />

love of antiques with the painstaking<br />

craftsmanship required to bring the<br />

exquisite billiard tables of a bygone<br />

era back to their original grandeur.<br />

Their tables have been featured in<br />

books, movies and magazines, as<br />

well as on NECN’s “Dream Home”<br />

and PBS’ “This Old House”. Many of<br />

New England’s interior designers as<br />

well as architects have planned their<br />

client’s billiard room around a billiard<br />

table and accessories purchased from<br />

Boston Billiards.<br />

New pool tables are also available<br />

at Boston Billiard Emporium. These<br />

tables can be customized by selecting<br />

the species of wood, color of stain,<br />

cloth and pockets so that the table<br />

works better in your space. You<br />

will also find a great selection of<br />

accessories, as well as a full-service<br />

repairs department for anything that<br />

may go wrong with your table.<br />

343 Medford Street<br />

Somerville, MA 02145<br />

(800) 479-1661, Local (617) 625-2718<br />

www.bostonbilliards.net<br />

Photography by Warren Patterson<br />

bostondesignguide.com 289


Visit one of our<br />

showrooms for a<br />

free consultation.<br />

BOSTON SHOWROOM<br />

244 Needham Street<br />

Newton, MA 02464<br />

617-244-3900<br />

FINEHOMEDETAILS.COM<br />

PROVIDENCE SHOWROOM<br />

379 Charles Street<br />

Providence, RI 02904<br />

401-421-5815<br />

CEDAR<br />

COPPER<br />

SLATE<br />

ARCHITECTURAL<br />

SHEET METAL<br />

SBC<br />

Sweeney Brothers Construction, LLC<br />

Specializing in Exteriors<br />

Serving all of<br />

New England<br />

sweeneybrothers.net<br />

617-910-6965<br />

617-910-7570<br />

Architect: MMA / Morehouse<br />

MacDonald and Associates<br />

Builder: Sanford Custom Builders Inc.<br />

Photography: Nat Rea Photography<br />

290 bostondesignguide.com


INDEX<br />

a Blade of Grass..................................44-48, 240-241, 252, 254-259<br />

Acampora Interiors .............................................................. 123, 132-133<br />

Acorn Tree and Landscaping.............................................................274<br />

Adolfo Perez Architect...........................................................................34<br />

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring.............................................................. 218<br />

Anderson Fireplace.............................................................................. 283<br />

Anderson Insulation............................................................................. 288<br />

Archwright Fine Home Builders & Estate Management..............76<br />

Ares Structures......................................................................................280<br />

Artistic Tile & Design, Inc..................................................................... 182<br />

Battle Architects......................................................................................39<br />

Benchmark Builders, Inc.......................................................87, 194-201<br />

Betsy Bassett Interiors.......................................................................... 121<br />

Birschner Inc....................................................................................210-211<br />

Blakely Interior Design................................................ 122, 129, 134-135<br />

Blue Claw Associates, Inc...................................................................268<br />

Boston Billiard Emporium..................................................................289<br />

Boston Fine Home Details.................................................................290<br />

Boston Garage....................................................................................... 282<br />

Boston Pergolas....................................................................................264<br />

Boston Stone Restoration.......................................................18-21, 180<br />

Botanica Land Care...............................................................................273<br />

Boston Luxury Beds............................................................................. 233<br />

Brendon Properties..........................................................................92-93<br />

brookes + hill Custom Builders.....................................................62-63<br />

C2MG Builders...........................................................................................91<br />

California Closets................................................................278-279, 285<br />

Cambridgeport Construction.......................50-51, 88, 226-227, 235<br />

Carter & Company Interior Design..................Cover-1, 106-113, 129<br />

Catalano Architects................................................... 22-23, 35, 212-213<br />

Charles River Wine Cellars................................................................. 287<br />

The Chelsea Company...........................................................................78<br />

Clarke...........................................................................................................17<br />

CM Ragusa Builders......................................................52-53, 202-206<br />

Colclough Construction Corporation......................... 44-48, 97, 252<br />

Colonial Marble Company....................................................... 18-21, 183<br />

Columbia Contracting Corp...........................................................64-65<br />

Concept Building, Inc...............................................Cover-3, 24-25, 74<br />

Concord Lamp and Shade................................................................. 238<br />

Cosmos Painting Company, Inc........................................................ 222<br />

Crown Point Cabinetry.........................................................................170<br />

Crown Select Cabinetry....................................................................... 175<br />

Cumar Inc......................................................................... 18-21, 67-71, 165<br />

Cummings Architecture + Interiors....................................................42<br />

Curl Architecture......................................................................................36<br />

Designer Garage Doors....................................................................... 224<br />

Digs Design Company.........................................................129, 136-137<br />

Divine Design Center.................................................96, Back Cover-4<br />

DOCA Boston.........................................................................4-5, 158-159<br />

Duckham Architecture + Interiors............................................20, 220<br />

E.W. Tarca Construction, Inc.................................................................83<br />

Elite Media Solutions......................................................... 226-227, 235<br />

Environmental Pools, Inc..................................................................... 271<br />

Eric Haydel Design.........................................................................138-139<br />

Erin Gates Design...........................................................................140-141<br />

F.H. Perry Builder.....................................................................................73<br />

Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations........................................58-59<br />

Fallon Fine Cabinetry & Millwork..................................................... 223<br />

FBN Construction......................................... 15, 98-102, Back Cover-2<br />

Ferguson.................................................................................................. 179<br />

Fine Finish, Inc.........................................................67-71, 208-209, 217<br />

First Class Marble & Granite................................................... 18-21, 177<br />

Foley Fiore Architecture........................................................................38<br />

Georgia Zikas Design............................................................................ 127<br />

Gregory Lombardi Design.............................242-243, 262-263, 269<br />

Hancock Appliance...............................................................................166<br />

Heather Vaughan Design................................................... 120, 142-143<br />

Horner Millwork...................................................................................... 221<br />

Hydroshield - Boston............................................................................ 182<br />

Installations Plus....................................................................................168<br />

Interiology Design Co.......................................................... 125, 144-145<br />

J.H. Klein Wassink & Co, Inc.........................................................212-213<br />

James Phillip Golden Architect...........................................................42<br />

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc................................Cover-3, 24-25, 74<br />

Jarvis Appliance..................................................................................... 185<br />

JW Construction, Inc.............................................................. 79, 212-213<br />

KAM Appliances .....................................................................................172<br />

Karen Sebastian, LLC...........................................................................250<br />

Kate Couglin Interiors................................................................... 146-147<br />

Katherine Field and Associates........................................................250<br />

Kenneth Vona and Son Construction.........................................7, 9, 11<br />

Kevin Cradock Builders .........................................................................82<br />

KINEGATE................................................................................................272<br />

Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc..........................................................60-61<br />

Kotzen Interiors, LLP...................Cover-2, 118-119, 148-149, 212-213,<br />

226-227, 235<br />

KVC Builders.......................................Inside Front Cover-pg 1, 22-23<br />

Landscape Creations........................................................................... 265<br />

Lazzoni Furniture...................................................................................237<br />

LDa Architecture and Interiors.........................26-27, 60-61, 62-63,<br />

114-115, 207<br />

LeaMar Industries....................................................................... 18-21, 171<br />

Lien Enterprises Custom Builders & Renovations...........................81<br />

Longfellow Design Build............................................ 16, Back Cover-3<br />

Lynch Construction & Remodeling.............................................36, 84<br />

Lynch Landscape & Tree Service, Inc.................. 246-247, 260-261<br />

Makkas Workroom............................................................................... 232<br />

Manzi Appraisers & Restoration........................................................ 281<br />

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, LLC (MCLD)....36, 249<br />

Mayer + Associates Architects.....................................43, 87, 194-201<br />

McCormack Builders...............................................................................85<br />

M.DeRubeis Electric, Inc (MDE)........................................................284<br />

The MacDowell Company................................................................... 251<br />

Mellowes & Paladino Architects....................................................33, 81<br />

Merz Construction............................................ 292-Inside Back Cover<br />

Meyer & Meyer Architecture & Interiors.....................................28-29<br />

MGa Architects...........................................2-3, 56-57, 67-71, 208-209<br />

Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture (MDLA)................... 248<br />

Minuteman Tile & Marble Co, Inc......................................................164<br />

Modern Mill.............................................................................................. 219<br />

Moniques Bath Showroom, Inc.........................................................184<br />

MWI Fibershield .................................................................................... 124<br />

My Estate Concierge (MEC)............................................................... 207<br />

New England Design & Construction (NEDC)..................................13<br />

Newton Kitchens & Design (NKD)....................................................169<br />

Northeast Stone & Concrete Solutions........................................... 178<br />

Oasis Specialty Glass............................................................................. 181<br />

Onyx Corporation.................................................................................269<br />

Bold = Advertisement<br />

Onyx Marble & Granite............................................................. 18-21, 174<br />

Parker Construction............................................................................... 80<br />

Parterre Garden Services................................................................... 270<br />

Patrick Ahearn Architects........................................ 44-48, 49, 78, 97<br />

Paul Weber Architects......................................... 37, 104-105, 186-193<br />

Perfection Fence...........................................................................276-277<br />

Peter Sachs Architect............................................................................ 40<br />

Platt Builders............................................................................................ 89<br />

R.P. Marzilli & Company............................................................. 262-263<br />

Renjeau Galleries.................................................................................. 239<br />

Robin Gannon Interiors....................................................8, 128, 150-151<br />

RootCellar Concepts.............................................................................184<br />

Sanford Custom Builders, Inc...........................40, 56-57, 67-71, 220<br />

SBS OneSource<br />

Arcadia Custom Window & Door Solutions............................. 66<br />

Fold-Up.............................................................................................286<br />

Loewen Windows...............................................6, 32, Back Cover-1<br />

Norwood Windows and Doors..................................................... 86<br />

Panoramah!...................................................................................... 225<br />

Unilux..................................................................................................103<br />

Schumacher Company........................................................................ 267<br />

Sea-Dar Construction.............................................................................77<br />

Seasons Four Outdoor Furniture..................................................... 234<br />

Select Horticulture, Inc........................................................................ 253<br />

Sequoia Custom Builders......................................................................95<br />

simpleHome.................................................................................. 228-229<br />

Simply Windows.................................................................................... 126<br />

SLC Interiors.............................................................116-117, 129, 152-153<br />

Slocum Hall Design Group.....................................................................41<br />

Snow and Jones, Inc..............................................................................173<br />

Soderholm Custom Builders............................Cover-4, 75, 244-245<br />

Splash Spritzo/The Portland Group................................................. 162<br />

SRW - Shope Reno Wharton Architects....... Cover-4, 30, 75, 216,<br />

244-245<br />

Star Contracting (STARCO).................................................................. 90<br />

Stone Curators ......................................................................................266<br />

Stonegate Gardens..............................................................................268<br />

Sudbury Design Group.....................................Cover-4, 75, 244-245<br />

Sudbury Rug.......................................................................................... 238<br />

Supply New England............................................................................ 176<br />

SV Design....................................................................................................31<br />

Sweeney Brothers Construction LLC..............................................290<br />

Systems Design & Integration, Inc. (SDI)....................................... 236<br />

Tappe and Igoe........................................................................................ 94<br />

Taste Design, Inc..........................................104-105, 154-155, 186-193<br />

the Design Studio ................................................................................. 167<br />

The Narrow Lane Company, LLC.......................................................275<br />

thoughtforms.....................................................................................54-55<br />

Tischler Und Sohn Windows and Doors......................................... 216<br />

TM Stone & Quartz.........................................................................160-161<br />

Trellis Home Design.......................................................................156-157<br />

TSP Smart Spaces........................................................................ 230-231<br />

United Marble.........................................................................................180<br />

Venegas and Company............................................................... 142, 163<br />

Walpole Outdoors.................................................................................272<br />

Walter Lane Cabinetmaker, LLC.......................................................220<br />

Youngblood Builders..............................................................................72<br />

ZEN Associates, Inc................................................................................. 10<br />

ZK Painting...................................................................................... 214-215<br />

bostondesignguide.com 291


Architect: Dewing Schmid Kearns<br />

Landscape Architect: Elizabeth Hanna Morss, RLA<br />

Photography: AutumnColor Digital Imaging<br />

CUSTOM HOMES<br />

That Reflect Your Vision.


see more at<br />

merzconstruction.com<br />

978-371-1828<br />

info@merzconstruction.com

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!