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Custom pool, pool garden and pool house constructed by Onyx Corporation
Posted Oct 23 at 2:37 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
This past summer, residents everywhere were scrambling to make a splash in their own backyards and reaching out to Onyx Corporation to see just how fast the landscape professionals could make that happen. When installing a pool, there are many moving parts—it’s not just about finding a spot and filling ’er up. In actuality, the time to begin your landscape transformation is now; Onyx Corporation...
Historic renovations and additions by Jan Gleysteen Architects
Posted Oct 20 at 8:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Jan Gleysteen, principal of Jan Gleysteen Architects (JGA), describes himself and his colleagues as “avid students of the homes of the past.” Having studied under the architect Robert A. M. Stern at Columbia University, Gleysteen has a deep understanding of different architectural styles and how to design within those styles. And while the firm is best known for its distinctive and distinguished...
Custom kitchen designed for Venegas and Company showroom
Posted Oct 19 at 11:18 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
According to kitchen designer Donna Venegas, the ultimate kitchen is one that facilitates her clients’ lifestyle, there is no one right answer. There is however, one common denominator, she says: “Every client would like more time!” The answer? Efficiency. “If things are easy to find, if the design creates a logical flow and offers organization, cooking becomes more fun, and ultimately saves...
Screen porch addition by Longfellow Design Build
Posted Oct 15 at 9:57 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
In this day and age, every last one of us has to multitask, and Longfellow Design Build believes our houses should work as hard as we do. It’s likely your home has extra living space hidden in plain sight. Maybe you are all too clear on what could use a transformation or perhaps you need help envisioning the opportunities. Either way, the team at Longfellow Design Build can help. The design-build...
Turada Hardwood Shingles by Tropical Timberwoods
Posted Oct 2 at 12:45 PM in Tips & Trends by Andrea Mingels
With over 50 years of experience, Tropical Timberwoods Inc. is an industry leader in the production and distribution of tropical hardwoods and the leading importer and exclusive provider of Turada Hardwood Shingles – a beautiful choice for real wood roofing without chemical preservatives. Turada Hardwood Shingles are valued by home professionals worldwide for their classic, rustic look and...
Patrick Ahearn Architect Launches Master Studio
Posted Sep 30 at 3:21 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
We connected with architect Patrick Ahearn bright and early this week, on his birthday no less, to discuss the digital debut of Patrick Ahearn’s Studio, his free, 15-session online master class that has just launched. Ahearn, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and one of the nation’s most celebrated classical architects, has long believed that “good architecture has the power to...
Seura Outdoor TV, available at Elite Media Solutions
Posted Sep 25 at 3:43 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Advancements in outdoor living entertainment allow homeowners to take Elite Media Solutions' smart home and AV systems outside.... Now more than ever, homeowners are regarding the backyard as an extension of their house. Add COVID into the mix, and the outdoors has become the safest place to socialize, and a welcome escape from the four walls of home, with plenty of fresh air and opportunities...
Marble countertops by Onyx Marble and Granite
Posted Sep 24 at 11:22 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
These industry darlings are the design cornerstones of the heart of the home. Instantly elevate the look and feel of your kitchen with the following key components.... Crown Point Cabinetry is known for its high-quality inset cabinetry, and its signature 1-inch thick face frames, doors and drawer fronts. In this kitchen, Crown Point’s designer specified Sherwin Williams’ Truly Taupe paint for...
RootCellar© Concepts Refrigerated Pantry
Posted Sep 18 at 9:41 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
RootCellar© Concepts has unveiled a breakthrough new product for fine homes that may just change your approach to grocery shopping, food organization and refrigeration. The company has introduced a premier, fully customizable refrigerated pantry and freezer that can augment or even replace the refrigeration in your kitchen, and fit in seamlessly within your design.  The concept is the brainchild...
A new home in a historic Boston neighborhood designed by Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors
Posted Sep 16 at 1:29 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Within the bucolic neighborhood of Brookline’s Pill Hill, a historic district so named for the doctors in residence who wanted an idyllic locale and proximity to Boston’s top hospitals, lies a surprise of a house designed by Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors. The finely-detailed home, which sits atop a leafy slope, is a revelation for a few reasons. Firstly, at only 4,000 square feet,...

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