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vacation homes in Cape Cod
Posted Sep 20 at 8:54 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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See You Next Year! We’re not sure there’s anything more exciting than watching your summer home take shape, which is why we were pleased that Longfellow Design Build shared its progress on a complete teardown and rebuild on Falmouth’s Surf Drive. The property is slated for completion in late 2017, and located directly across from Surf Drive Beach, overlooking the vast blue expanse of Vineyard...
women in the building industry
Posted Sep 19 at 2:08 PM in Inspiring, Sharing by Sandy Giardi
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Breaking Ground Top (L-R): Sarah Lawson of S+H Construction; Allison Iantosca of F.H. Perry Builder; Bottom (L-R): Renée West of Kistler & Knapp Builders; Kate Durrane of Columbia Contracting Corp.; Cara Meneses of ARCHWRIGHT | Fine Home Builders; Eleni Kaplan of E.K. Sanford Builders SARAH LAWSON has always had "a love for houses and design," as well as an appreciation for the technical side...
custom high-end furniture design
Posted Sep 18 at 1:55 PM in Inspiring, Shopping by Carly Stewart
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Everything about Dowel Furniture An online destination for designer-created dining and occasional chairs, is steeped in tradition. All the chairs are made in the family’s factory, which has been crafting furniture for high-end U.S. brands for over 30 years. Inspired by their family’s trade, siblings Ray Hallare and Joanne Hallare Lee created an internet based niche where customers can acquire...
luxury homes in New Hampshire
Posted Sep 18 at 10:42 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Goodbye for Now! Understandably, it would be hard to leave builder CM Ragusa Builders’ adaptation on a Shingle Style home a stone’s throw from the beach in the Little Boar’s Head section of New Hampshire. Though the residents have a few other homes in other parts of the country, this one is a favorite, says President Chris Ragusa, and it’s easy to see why. Designed by TMS Architects, with...
asian inspired coastal home
Posted Sep 15 at 3:01 PM in Inspiring by Carly Stewart
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Amazing Products and Places ABOVE: A New England coastal home reflects a love of Eastern architecture with this Asian inspired teahouse overlooking Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.Architecture by Andreozzi Architects Learn more here: Inspiring Teahouse by Andreozzi Architects 2 A 700-square-foot modern conservatory houses a private collection for a bonsai enthusiast. It includes a comfortable...
extravagant homes on Martha's Vineyard
Posted Sep 14 at 12:45 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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O Captain, My Captain! When a Captain’s House on Martha’s Vineyard that was built in the 1870s had fallen into complete disrepair and couldn’t be salvaged, Colonial Reproductions stepped in to return the charmer to its former glory. The new owners, who had another home on the Vineyard, were afraid that a new build wouldn’t have the character or dignity of the original home, so they snatched it up...
Martha's Vineyard waterfront cottages
Posted Sep 12 at 12:57 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Flip Flop Video of A private vacation home located on the beach in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard. Patrick Ahearn FAIA, who grew up on Long Island, often talks about the summers of his youth. He’d head out to the white sand beaches of Montauk on a two-lane country road, surf the ocean’s Gulf Stream waters, fish on the bayside and hang out by the beach shacks that dotted the coast. “It...
outdoor design elements
Posted Sep 11 at 11:56 AM in Inspiring by Carly Stewart
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Air. Fire. Water. Earth. These ancient elements have always held power, but they become all the more dynamic when combined with Cape Cod’s spectacular scenery. Builders, architects and landscape architects who inhabit the idyllic peninsula and its islands are harnessing their raw energy and aesthetic like never before. Here follows our ode to the elements, and to the trade professionals...
modern architecture
Posted Sep 8 at 3:42 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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The New Classics: Westerly When a client with a keen eye for modern sophistication approached Andreozzi Architects to create a Shingle Style beach house in Westerly, Rhode Island that would be respectful of the New England vernacular, the neighborhood and the region, the firm knew they would have to shake things up a bit. Indeed, Andreozzi Architects was told “to do something a little more...
shingle style home architect
Posted Sep 7 at 9:59 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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The New Classics: Shingle Style on the Sound What makes Charles Hilton Architects’ traditional—and spectacular—Shingle Style new construction on a cove on Long Island Sound a “new” classic? “It’s the kind of spaces and the circulation” of the picturesque waterfront estate, explains principal Charles Hilton, and how the home lives. While the client asked for a “traditional old New England home...

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