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Inspiring Projects

Use of exposed beams by Catherine Truman Architects
Posted May 21 at 11:53 AM in Inspiring Projects by Andrea Mingels
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Exposed beams are the support system that every house needs: strong and firm, yet warm and inviting. Timber frames can transform the look and feel of any space, as they bring out the character in a home while emphasizing the building’s architecture and warming up the interior space. Whether you are trying to achieve a farmhouse flair look or a cozy cabin feel, Catherine Truman Architects has...
Custom outdoor living space by The MacDowell Company
Posted May 18 at 8:48 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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Bruce S. MacDowell Jr., principal and owner of The MacDowell Company, believes that a successful landscape architectural design project starts with the development of a trusting relationship with each client. It is essential that the design process be a collaborative effort; one which is highlighted by clear and effective communication. It is crucial that landscape architects and project managers...
Entry hall by high-end builders Concept Building, Inc.
Posted May 14 at 9:03 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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In a fresh and feel-good new construction by Concept Building and designed by Slocum Hall Design Group, the use of divergent tones makes an impact. “What really separates this house from others,” says Owner Jeff Capello of Concept Building, “is the strong contrast between the dark floors, the bright walls, sharp trim lines and the sleek counters. That combination creates a stunning feel for the...
Gated landscape design by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects
Posted May 12 at 3:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Whether lined by delicate, fresh-faced blooms, shocks of greenery, gated or carved in stone, these inspired pathways say welcome, beautifully. Landscape architecture by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design. Landscape construction by Martin Lucyk Landscape Construction Traditional and contemporary elements harmonize in a tulip-lined gateway conceived by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design. Here,...
Interior design inspired by India by Anthony Catalfano Interiors
Posted May 11 at 5:29 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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It’s fair to say that most of us have a serious case of wanderlust at the moment. And given that our collective love of travel must go unrequited at the moment, we endeavor to bring a bit of the beauty and adventure of travel to you. The following residential settings were inspired by idyllic, and often exotic, locales.  Lead architect — Interior and Landscape Architecture: ZEN Associates, Inc...
Master bathroom design by LDa Architecture & Interiors, construction by F.H. Perry Builder
Posted May 5 at 4:17 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Soothing, soulful, restorative. No other room in the house washes away the stresses of the day like the master bath. This room also has the distinction of being the one place you're granted a little peace and privacy. BDG's Best this month called for a roundup of the most beautiful master baths. The response? Pure bliss. We think you’ll agree.... LEFT: Awash in sunlight, this restful refuge...
Tennis court design by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design
Posted May 1 at 9:14 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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While landscape architects and contractors have a gift for cultivating natural beauty and singular outdoor vistas, they also have a great sense of fun. With warm weather finally here, we take a look at some of the fantastic recreational features they’ve envisioned for private residences. Each is a quarantine dream to have in one’s own backyard. Bocce Landscape architecture by Katherine Field and...
Modern architecture by Jill Neubauer
Posted Apr 27 at 1:03 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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When asked what appeals most to her about modern architecture, architect Jill Neubauer of Jill Neubauer Architects, Inc. answers slowly, “Modern architecture is responsive.” There’s a freedom to it, a fearlessness in thinking beyond the safety of a traditional four walls, maybe even a responsibility. “Modern means opening yourself up to the site, to the possibilities, to the earth and the sun, to...
Coastal meadow expansion and cultivation by Landscape Creations
Posted Apr 21 at 8:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Though a glorious meadow on the sound in Stonington, Connecticut, looks the way nature intended, the hand of landscape contractors Landscape Creations is undeniably present. When a client sought to expand and rehab the reedy, colorless coastline that stood between their property and the water, they envisioned a minimalist, native-looking landscape that could serve as a border between the lawn and...
Urban courtyard designed by a Blade of Grass
Posted Apr 17 at 6:57 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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Thanks to landscape design and maintenance firm a Blade of Grass, the backyard of a Boston residence went from an untapped wasteland to a multipurpose urban eden, tailor-made for entertaining. This multi-tiered courtyard is every inch an extension of the South End home—an open-air living room, really—in large part because every inch was used to its advantage.  What we find to be most impressive...

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