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Polhemus Savery DaSilva
Posted Aug 22 at 10:06 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We’ve taken a shine to these glittering coastal gems.... Here in the Boston area we’re lucky to have our pick of beach options all within a short ride (Traffic? What traffic?). The rocky coasts of the North Shore, New Hampshire and Maine beckon from the north; Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket summon us southeast; Newport and Rhode Island call from the southwest; and Long Island and the...
Morehouse MacDonald & Associates
Posted Aug 3 at 2:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Now that we are firmly (and happily!) ensconced in the lazy, languid days of midsummer, unwinding is at the top of the to-do list. Set your office email on Automatic Reply, because we’ve culled daydream-worthy getaways that will make you yearn to run for the hills, or, as the case may be, the lake. Architecture: Morehouse MacDonald & Associates; photo by Sam Gray Amid the lush foothills of...
Marble and Granite, Inc.
Posted Aug 2 at 10:41 AM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
[Marble and Granite, Inc. (Calacatta Novus – Color Quartz)] You have a brand new natural stone countertop.. Perfect! What’s better than that? Keeping that precious custom creation looking and lasting as good as new for as long as you wish to enjoy it – no matter what kind of mess you should make in the kitchen. Marble & Granite, Inc. shares their best cleaning and maintenance strategies…...
Breathtaking Somerset House Architecture and Design
Posted Jul 7 at 11:38 AM in Inspiring Projects by Carly Stewart
Founded in 2002, Colin Smith Architecture has developed a diverse portfolio on custom homes, historic renovations and interiors working with both traditional and modern spaces. They incorporate a strict and extensive design process for their clients in order to get every detail of the job done accurately and professionally, including every inch of the project. Colin Smith’s Somerset House is a...
TMS Architects
Posted Jun 30 at 11:46 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
All new constructions consider their lot when they build, but some structures seem to be born of the land they inhabit. We celebrate homes that share a symbiotic relationship with their settings. TMS Architects For a wooded retreat on Lake Winnipesaukee, TMS Architects carved out a site on a rugged promontory to best capture the sweeping views and beauty of the lake at its feet. The goal of the...
Patrick Ahearn Architect; photo by Gil Jacobs
Posted Jun 30 at 10:37 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Gorgeous getaways with see-worthy designs These glorious seaside homes have us in a sunshine state. Whether on a grand scale or a smaller footprint, the following architectural designs make us want to get surfside and fast! These vacation retreats are as easy on the soul as they are on the eye, urging all who enter to enjoy the moment and the views, kick up their (sandy!) feet and kick back in...
Battle Associates Architects
Posted Jun 27 at 12:05 PM in Inspiring Projects by Carly Stewart
Architect John Battle, principal of Battle Associates Architects in Concord, was recognized in The Boston Globe Magazine for designing three homes bordering the perimeter of a southern New Hampshire lake. Lakefront homeowners purchased two lots on either side of the home with late-1800s camp-like cottages. Battle admits that the condition of these homes were too unstable to save, but he was able...
Clarke, New England's Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen
Posted Jun 27 at 11:07 AM in Events by Carly Stewart
Clarke, New England's Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, just opened their third location at 7 Tide Street in Boston Seaport. Clarke's first urban location ushers in a whole new level of technology, not only in the state-of-the-art appliances (think no-fail cooking modes), but also in the Media Lounge, where architects and designers can present floor plans, elevations and...
Boston Design Guide, Cape & Islands; Architect: Hutker Architectes, Builders: C.H. Newton Builders, Photo: Brian Vanden Brink
Posted Jun 23 at 11:54 AM in Events by Carly Stewart
(Architect: Hutker Architects, Builders: C.H. Newton Builders, Photo: Brian Vanden Brink) A large part of New England’s charm comes from the southeastern corner of Massachusetts extending on the Atlantic Ocean: the beautiful Cape Cod and islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. BDG’s new Cape & Islands book is the most official guide to fine home resources bringing readers and homeowners...
John Kerry’s Nantucket Beachfront Mansion
Posted Jun 16 at 3:03 PM in Tips & Trends by Carly Stewart
(Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File 2004) After two well-spent decades at their vacation home, Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife put their Nantucket mansion on the market for $25 million. The family of Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, acquired the estate since 1982. Then, the one-acre of beachfront land along with 5,600-sqare foot of living space was purchased for $1.2 million. The...

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