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Posted Jan 19 at 3:04 PM in News by BDG
Drum roll please…. System 7, known for its unparalleled expertise in lighting, home technology, and motorized shades, welcomes Back Bay Shutter to the family! Back Bay Shutter will join the prestigious Boston Shade in the Window Treatment Division, resulting in a spectacular range of window treatment options—all in a one-stop shop. Savvy home builders know that smart home technology is a must-...
back view of custom new england home
Posted Jan 19 at 9:47 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
A new family home is designed to connect with its serene, natural setting while providing ample opportunities to gather. When the homeowners purchased this secluded parcel in Concord, there were no existing structures on the three-acre property, a lush meandering combination of meadow and farmland punctuated by historic white oak trees. They sought to preserve the tucked away, tranquil nature of...
Posted Jan 16 at 1:16 PM in Inspiring Projects 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...
Posted Jan 15 at 9:25 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Robin Gannon poises a 1920s home for its next century by using daring elements, creative millwork, and strong textural notes. The homeowners of this Brookline home, New England natives who’d recently moved back from Washington D.C., loved its established neighborhood and that it was within walking distance to the elementary school their young children would eventually attend. The interior,...
Front view of large custom home
Posted Jan 12 at 10:00 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Designed for a multi-generational family to enjoy for years to come, this new retreat exudes a time-honored vibe. At first glance, this gracious Shingle Style home looks as though it’s been perched in its spot along the Massachusetts coastline for the last century or so. And that was precisely the intent, says architect Tom Catalano of Catalano Architects. “We wanted the home to feel timeless and...
Chestnut Hill Classic Shingle Antique Home - LDa Architects & Interiors, Youngblood Builders
Posted Jan 11 at 4:44 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
LDa Architecture & Interiors revives an antique home and creates cohesive family spaces that honor its heritage.  The homeowners, a young family with two children, knew they’d found their forever home when they discovered this stately 120-year-old home in Chestnut Hill. The Shingle Style home had gracious period details, a secluded setting, and a lush rolling lawn. Yet the expansive residence...
Don Lake of RootCellar reviews custom designs
Posted Dec 14 at 9:20 AM in News by Jaci Conry
Insights from founders Don Lake and Paul DeLorenzo 1. What is RootCellar Concepts? How do I know if it’s right for my kitchen? RootCellar® takes the concept of a commercial walk-in refrigerator and refines the design for residential kitchens. We’ve customized a pocket door to blend with any kitchen design and our highly efficient cooling technology that lets you create a complete food storage...
window seat in family room with cathedral ceilings
Posted Dec 5 at 10:41 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Frank Shirley Architects transforms a dreary Dutch Colonial into a detailed Tudor Revival. The homeowners of an outdated and worn-down 1928 Dutch Colonial needed a complete refurbishing. They turned to Frank Shirley Architects, a Cambridge-based firm—with a unique request: to turn an average home, deprived of architectural interest, into a Tudor Revival masterpiece. Every square inch of this...
dining room
Posted Nov 30 at 1:25 PM in News by Jaci Conry
JB Sash & Door showcases Marvin’s Signature Modern line If you believe that less is more, you’re probably a fan of modern architecture. The linear, clean and uncluttered look of modern design is all about celebrating the structure and materials versus covering them up with unnecessary and ornate design details. It’s about simplicity, lightness and openness, a restrained palette, and large...
front view of custom home
Posted Nov 23 at 9:32 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
Reimagining the Prairie Style, Part Four of the Video Series BDG has been following the evolution of this stunning Boston-area residence since inception. Designed by architecture firm Slocum Hall Design Group, built by Concept Building with interiors by Briar Design, the home is an elevated interpretation of Prairie-style architecture with modern amenities and a stunning landscape. Dubbed the ‘...

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