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outdoor firepit
Posted Apr 19 at 10:03 AM in Blog by Admin
String lights and an enclosing wall create an intimate outdoor space in this firepit from The MacDowell Company perfect for cozy fireside chats.  Outdoor firepits are a New England staple, but how do you choose one with theright features, materials, and design for your backyard? Have you ever looked at your backyard and wished you could capture that beautiful sense of tranquility, warmth, and...
Posted Jan 16 at 1:16 PM in Blog by Jaci Conry
Architect Jacob Lilley integrates his family’s home with the landscape while updating the interior to exude a meld of traditional and contemporary design elements.   Jacob Lilley of Jacob Lilley Architects spent his childhood in a house that was 600-years-old in which the roof rafters were made of tree trunks. Needless to say, the England-born architect, “grew up with an appreciation of old...
Butler's pantry converted from a bank vault with tin ceilings and white cabinets
Posted May 14 at 8:11 AM in Blog by Marykate Forte
A renovation transforms this space from business to pleasure.  Warm metals, tin ceiling tiles, and a mirrored backsplash transformed this bank vault into a jewel box. Previously an old bank, the building was renovated into a house and the homeowners wanted to live with some of its original detailing. They contracted Timothy Costello, owner of Costello Fine Homes and Bill Barr, an interior...
living room with blue bookshelves
Posted Feb 9 at 9:53 AM in Blog by Jaci Conry
A suburban residence receives an interior overhaul worthy of its stately exterior. With its striking stone-clad exterior, this Westwood residence has a regal appearance that recalls the architecture of a French Chateau. When the homeowner recently purchased the home, which sits on over two acres of lush conservation land, however, the interior had none of the façade’s stately appeal. “Built in...
Nickel gap wood paneling lines a custom hallway by McCormack Builders
Posted Nov 5 at 12:56 PM in Blog by Sandy Giardi
Coin shortage? What coin shortage? Homeowners everywhere are loving the look of nickel gap wood treatments. While this type of cladding looks similar to shiplap, it’s a little different in that it uses tongue and groove boards that conceal nails for a smoother overall look. The gap between each board is consistent and, you guessed it, about the width of a nickel.  Construction by Costello Fine...
Coastal multi-programmed landscape by a Blade of Grass
Posted May 29 at 11:01 AM in Blog by Sandy Giardi
Top image: mulit-programmed pool terrace and landscape by a Blade of Grass; photo by Charles Mayer From family playgrounds by the sea to courtyard living rooms and convivial poolside terraces, these striking landscapes bring the art of living en plein air to higher ground.... Landscape architecture by Tucker Architecture and Landscape; landscape construction by R.P. Marzilli & Company; photo...
Posted Nov 22 at 4:44 AM in Blog by seo
The dial of the clock is constructed from a sheet of brass that gets its silver color from a wash that is applied after it has been engraved. The engravings are skillfully executed and the dial is signed and numbered by the Maker. The No. 221 can be found inside the subsidiary seconds dial. The Maker's name and working location Benja Willard Roxbury is positioned in the center section and can be...