What better day than the first of the year to reflect on the instant appeal of the homes and scenes crafted, designed or treated by top Boston professionals. We know that generally we shouldn't rush to judgment, but there is something to be said for captivating first glances and that sense of promise. From timeless homes high on street presence, to grand entrances (whether a lake house or the venerable Boston Public Library), to a picture-perfect water feature or a warm, welcoming lighting design, these varied projects had us at hello.
photo courtesy of Peter Sachs Architect
photo by Dave Green
photo by Warren Jagger
photo by Marcus Gleysteen
photo courtesy of Boston Stone Restoration
Main image: Cutting Edge Systems Corporation; photo by Peter Vanderwarker