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back view of custom new england home
Posted Jan 19 at 9:47 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
window seat in family room with cathedral ceilings
Posted Dec 5 at 10:41 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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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...
front view of custom home
Posted Nov 23 at 9:32 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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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 ‘...
living room with fire burning in fireplace
Posted Nov 19 at 9:04 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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Longfellow Design Build transforms a family cottage into an ample and airy year-round residence integrated with the landscape. Parents of four active young boys, the owners needed a sizable new year-round residence that had a big yard with plenty of space to run around. Maximizing outdoor space and integrating it with the home was another key component of the project. To achieve their goals, the...
kitchen
Posted Nov 15 at 10:00 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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George Davis, Inc. creates an award-winning kitchen with modern appeal The homeowners of this Cape Cod residence sought an updated kitchen that had a distinctive feel from the rest of the house. They tapped George Davis, Inc. to design and build out the new space. A challenge in the original kitchen was that although the door from the driveway entered through the kitchen, there wasn’t a mudroom...
master bedroom
Posted Nov 9 at 8:14 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
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Architect Catherine Truman maximizes storage and minimizes wasted space in a 19th century Beacon Hill residence. The homeowners loved this unit for its location, in the heart of Beacon Hill, and its gracious size of 3,000 square-feet, but knew it had two issues: lack of storage and a lot of wasted space in hallways. A young family with one child and others planned, they knew they needed to...

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