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Posted Feb 23 at 4:44 PM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
The home is a highly personal, sacred space. It’s also where we spend time with the people who matter most. With wise design choices, the home can be a haven for both solitude and good company.  When it comes to at-home socializing, it's worth curating designated spaces that make it easy to entertain. Scroll through a few of our favorite social spaces for guests of all ages.   1. Top Shelf...
The Valle Group, Passive House Construction, Sandwich MA
Posted Feb 16 at 12:20 PM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
Making the commitment to go green on the homestead is a smart move. These projects are stunning examples of comfortable yet highly efficient and sustainable living spaces. Whether you’re aiming for a Passive, Net-Zero, Net-Positive or just a higher-performance, energy efficient construction approach, allow these projects to inspire you. 1. Sandwich Passive House: The Valle Group While...
Patrick Ahearn, Steven Colclough, History Reinterpreted
Posted Feb 14 at 11:45 AM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
Architect Patrick Ahearn releases second published work. In his newest book, History Reinterpreted, renowned architect Patrick Ahearn captivates readers with a tale of transformation on the south shore of Massachusetts. Reimagining the 1871 Myles Standish Hotel’s north wing as a magnificent seaside estate in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Ahearn writes a new chapter for the property, thoughtfully...
Sea-Dar construction, secondary spaces
Posted Feb 13 at 12:05 PM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
1. A Rooftop City Oasis with a Living Plant Wall: Sea-Dar Construction You would never think this serene spa and courtyard sits right in the middle of Boston. A true urban escape, this rooftop retreat features a custom made spa with custom-designed living moss wall mural that thrives in its perfectly-positioned home beneath an existing skylight. Limestone walls and light ashwood sconces frame the...
Posted Feb 8 at 12:59 PM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
There is something to be said for preserving the past for future generations. Many homeowners are discovering a renewed appreciation for timeless older furnishings and decor, encouraging a shift back to the value found in the exceptional craftsmanship of the past. Since 1921, Trefler’s has been the go-to resource in the world of restoration, with a highly-skilled and passionate team that can...
The Narrow Lane Company, Landscape Services, New England
Posted Feb 8 at 10:39 AM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
Founded by Ron Goode in 2009, The Narrow Lane Company not only designs and creates beautiful outdoor spaces, but represents a community dedicated to fostering a better quality of life. Behind the scenes of the company’s portfolio of stunning landscapes is a diverse and passionate team that has made it all possible.  “We’ve all come from different areas of expertise,” says Goode, who started out...
Kistler & Knapp Builders, Stockbridge, Historic Renovation, The Berkshires
Posted Feb 6 at 11:43 AM in Blog by Stella Tirone
Kistler & Knapp Builders and D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture collaborate to revive a historic property in the Berkshires, featuring a music conservatory in the heart of the home. Photography by Jared Kuzia Designed as a respite from the city, a rambling historic build in the foothills of the Berkshires has found new life under the care of its philanthropic owners.  Although the structure...
Boston Pergolas, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Spaces, Pergolas
Posted Feb 5 at 11:20 AM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
Founded in 2020, Boston Pergolas began with a vision to redefine outdoor living through tailored open air experiences in both residential and commercial projects. Owned and operated by Manolis Christo, the specialty vendor and design-build team takes customization to another level by blending elegance and innovation to enhance the comfort and convenience of outdoor living. Boston Pergolas offers...
CM Ragusa Builders, New Hampshire Condo, Coastal Penthouse, New Hampshire
Posted Feb 1 at 11:18 AM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
CM Ragusa Builders custom builds a detail-infused coastal penthouse. Photography by Warren Patterson For this crisp coastal New Hampshire condo, the client's vision was crystal clear from the beginning. They sought a home with spectacular views and easy access to local hot spots, and with the spaciousness and amenities of a custom-designed home. These prerequisites presented an opportunity for...
SDI Boston, Hidden TV, Art TV
Posted Jan 29 at 12:58 PM in Blog by Maddie Brisbane
Integrating your television in an aesthetically appealing way is a common challenge. Fortunately with a little creativity, and with help from the pros at SDI Boston, there are ways to achieve a more refined and stylish ambiance, while keeping the TV easy to access. 1. Incorporate custom framing. Incorporating a custom frame can allow your TV to seamlessly blend in with the aesthetic of your space...