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 Jan Gleysteen of Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.
Posted Nov 23 at 10:50 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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  Jan Gleysteen of Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. Architect Jan Gleysteen channels Andrea Palladio in his neoclassical designs.   “Andrea Palladio was a rock star in his day,” says Jan Gleysteen of Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. when describing the Padua-born stonemason turned architect whose prolific body of work graces the Veneto, its center, Vicenza, and Venice. A contemporary of Tintoretto...
Maine Escape
Posted Nov 19 at 1:34 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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While many Bostonians escape the summer heat and head south to the islands or the Cape, some choose to go north. Maine has become an attractive destination for those who want to steal away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to get closer to the natural scenery of the East Coast. For interior designer Anthony Catalfano, Maine was the ideal location for him to built his model summer getaway...
A Rustic Barn Thanksgiving
Posted Nov 17 at 1:44 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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Photo from TheSweetestOccasion.com A rustic, barn-style Thanksgiving is a simple way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. Think warm hues, pared down décor, and seasonal accents inspired by the outdoors.      We're loving the fall-inspired items like pumpkin plates, bold fall plants, simple linen napkins and metallic gourds for added glitz.  Photo from 100layercake.com Dining...
8.6-Million Home by Sanford Custom Builders, Jan Gleysteen & The MacDowell Company
Posted Nov 16 at 3:31 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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Rendering from BostonCommon-Magazine.com Now's your chance to collaborate with Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Homes, Jan Gleysteen Architect, and landscape architect The MacDowell Company on an $8.6-million new construction in Weston, Massachusetts.    The property is located at 441 Glen Road in Weston, MA. The home will be 12,000-square-feet with six bedrooms. Contact Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon...
10 Perfect Dining Rooms for Entertaining
Posted Nov 11 at 3:23 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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Oak Hill Architects During the holiday season, the dining room takes center stage as the heart of the home. Now is the time to take full advantage of this often-underused room to entertain family and friends. Here are 10 beautiful dining rooms that will inspire you to make the most of this space.  You can't go wrong with a traditional, formal dining room. Oak Hill Architects designed the space...
Barn Dance
Posted Nov 6 at 10:26 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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LDa Architecture & Interiors; photo by Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography From rustic to chic, traditionally used or repurposed—or somewhere in between—we’ve corralled seven inspired uses for the all-American architectural style.     With its post-and-beam simplicity and organic appeal, it’s hard to deny the allure of a beautiful barn. The pastoral structures have a kinship with the...
Featured Project: Professors' Row Renovation by Aamodt/Plumb Architects
Posted Nov 5 at 1:50 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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Aamodt/Plumb Architects recently transformed a Cambridge shingle-style home into a modern gallery that allows its homeowners, two Harvard professors, to display their art, artifacts, and other beautiful collected items.    Aamodt/Plumb Architects gutted the kitchen, lifted the ceiling and opened an exterior wall up to the garden. The result is a minimalist kitchen space that feels bright and airy...
'This Old House' Looking for Next Project in Greater Boston
Posted Nov 4 at 3:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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A previous 'This Old House' Project - See more here. 'This Old House' is looking for their next project in the Greater Boston Area. They are searching for people who own their home and want to do a remodeling or renovation project to save or update a historical home.    'This Old House' is in its 36th season on the air. Its goal is to "demystify home improvement and provide ideas and information...
Horner Millwork Planning $7 Million Expansion
Posted Nov 3 at 2:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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A recent project by Horner Millwork, Cooper Stairworks and Nicholaeff Architecture + Design Horner Millwork is planning a $7 million expansion that will include new buildings and equipment, as well as a solar facility that will reduce the company's electricity usage by 90%.    “We’ve been waiting for the market to turn a little bit until we made this commitment. We’ve decided to stay in Somerset...
Real Estate Pick of the Week: Weston Residence by Atlas Contracting
Posted Nov 3 at 9:56 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
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  (Photography by Jared Kuzia)  This beautiful new construction in Weston, MA was built by luxury custom builder Atlas Contracting and is currently available to buy.  (Photography by Richard Mandelkorn) The home features a gourmet chef's kitchen with double islands, handcrafted cabinets and high-end appliances including a Wolf range.  The home's exquisite two-story foyer streams with natural...

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