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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...
Developed by Chevron Partners; Architecture by Meyer & Meyer, Inc.
Posted Jun 7 at 12:15 PM in Inspiring Projects by Carly Stewart
(Developed by Chevron Partners; Architecture by Meyer & Meyer, Inc.) [Featured on WCVB TV 5] With Boston being recognized as one of the most historic cities in America, its very own Beacon Hill neighborhood now houses one of the most luxurious residences both respecting the past and redefining the future. Maison Vernon holds rare 50-foot-wide floors, 24 windows and ceilings reaching up to 13...
Cutting Edge Homes, Inc.; photo courtesy of Patrick O'Malley
Posted Jun 6 at 11:36 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Here at Boston Design Guide, we’ll never tire of seeing what the area’s leading experts in the Design/Build field have up their sleeves when it comes to extraordinary home renovations. While some might take an existing home at face value, these professionals instead see possibility, and a basis from which an entirely new form can take shape. Take a look—and, quite likely, a double take—at these...

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