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Patrick Ahearn Architect
Posted Oct 10 at 11:17 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
There is more than what meets the eye behind this gorgeous 1860's captain's house located on the waterfront of Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. Patrick Ahearn Architect restored the home in a rather complex project.  The Edgartown Historic District had to approve all exterior restorations. It was important to stay sensitive to preserving the historic village and making the home unify to enhance the...
Posted Oct 5 at 11:15 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Adolfo Perez, principal of Adolfo Perez Architect, was commissioned to create a comfortable, family estate for the client, something “traditional, with a twist.” Yet as the design process evolved, so did the new owners’ resolve to inhabit something a little more unique. “Traditional” soon morphed into unabashedly modern, with Perez, together with general contractor Thoughtforms, delivering a...
Toby Leary Fine Woodworking
Posted Oct 3 at 12:37 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
A kitchen renovation on Martha's Vineyard by Toby Leary Fine Woodworking was worth the challenge as the new space is stunning. Problems the original kitchen faced was dim lighting due to the wood darkness and a narrow layout. The angled ceilings also created a design challenge. The homeowners looked to Toby Leary Fine Woodworking, who specializes in custom woodwork for kitchens and bathrooms, to...
Polhemus Savery DaSilva; Setting The Space - Boston Magazine
Posted Sep 29 at 12:25 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
Sitting on one of the highest points of the Massachusetts coast is Boston magazine's Design Home 2016 at The Pinehills in Plymouth. Polhemus Savery DaSilva serves as the ultimate package of architect, builder and interior designer, providing the New England dream atop this paradise with unbeatable views of Cape Cod Bay all the way to Provincetown. The home is 4,427 square feet with 3 levels of...
Feinmann Design/Build firm in Boston, MA
Posted Sep 26 at 3:38 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
It's hard to believe that the "before" photos of this kitchen are actually the same place! Feinmann, Inc., a high-end residential design/build firm based in Lexington, MA, renovated the first floor of a stately 1903 stucco house in Andover, MA.  Feinmann renovated the kitchen, restored the butler's pantry and created a mudroom. The kitchen now provides ample cooking and gathering space for...
Dana Schock and Associates
Posted Sep 26 at 10:19 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Come autumn, the hearth is the heart of the outdoor living room. We’re positively stoked about these red-hot designs.... Sure, at dusk there’s a temperature drop and a chill in the air, yet still we’re seeing a warming trend even as it gets cooler, thanks to fantastic fireplace and firepit additions to outdoor landscapes. There’s no denying the allure of glowing embers or the dance of flames as...
Battle Associates Architects, Wood & Clay and Mollie Johnson Interiors
Posted Sep 23 at 5:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
RIPPLE EFFECT: An escape at a New Hampshire lake continues a family tradition Walk into any general store or kitschy gift shop in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and you’ll see vintage, hand painted signs announcing: “Life is Better at the Lake.” After spending time amid the pine-laden hills and silvery waters of Lake Winnipesaukee—a heaven-sent terrain of misty blues and moss greens where...
Creative Systems; photo by Gregg Shupe
Posted Sep 22 at 10:30 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
No cold shoulders here. In New England, outdoor terraces are designed to last long into fall. Homeowners are still spending time in the great outdoors, but, sure as our leaves change color, the experience shifts. Instead of making a splash in the pool, we’re relaxing in steaming spas, circling around a fire, having drinks and a meal on a glowing outdoor patio, or commanding the grill while...
Bathroom stone and tile ideas
Posted Sep 21 at 1:15 PM in Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by Jen Harvey
Ideas for transforming your bathroom into a space that's anything but ordinary.  1. Going Natural  Black Slate Natural Cleft by Marble and Granite, Inc.  2. Timeless Modern   Calacatta Marble by Cumar, Inc.  3. Keeping it Neutral  Installations Plus  4. Serene Statements Louis W. Mian, Inc.  5. More Mosaic  Babylon by Paris Ceramics 6. Rich Hues Honed Bianco Carrara subway tile with custom...
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
Posted Sep 20 at 1:32 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
An office one looks forward to going to work in – that’s a joke, right? This circular crafted space is a work of absolute architectural genius, and might hold true for the ideal home office. Who would have thought that existed? Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers worked with Kistler & Knapp Builders and Architect Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc. to complete this extravagant renovation...