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golf course with sand trap and person practicing next to a home
Posted Jul 19 at 2:50 PM in Lifestyle by Jaci Conry
For many avid golfers, a private putting green is an ideal addition to the backyard. Check out the following properties where local professionals have carved out coveted spots for homeowners to refine their swings. With views of Dam Pond, this green is accompanied by a sand trap.Landscape Architect - Hawk Design, Inc.Landscape - Jaxtimer Landscaping LLCResidential Building Architect - Patrick...
Office with wood ceiling and tray table and maps hanging on the wall
Posted Jul 9 at 5:54 PM in Lifestyle by Marykate Forte
George Thorlin redefines cartography. The owner of Historic Maps of New England, George Thorlin, does more than create maps. His passion for cartography started in the early 1990s when he discovered an old map showing his own house that was built in 1791.  He quickly became an avid collector and eager student of the history they contained. With his love of cartography, along with an extensive...
Teak table and chairs on a deck overlooking the ocean and marsh
Posted Jun 3 at 4:01 PM in Lifestyle by Marykate Forte
Tis the season for enjoying meals outdoors; here are some of our favorite backyard set-ups. Vani Sayeed Studios (above)A teak table and chairs are oriented to overlook the ocean and surrounding marsh. Designer: Vani Sayeed Studios, Photography by Jared Kuzia Sea-Dar Construction With the city skyline as backdrop and filled with lush plantings, this rooftop deck is the...
Outdoor porch with TV, fireplace and heaters by Land Design Associates
Posted Nov 16 at 12:06 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Outdoor heaters are helping to take the shoulder season to extremes, and, thankfully, extending opportunities for gathering outdoors. But being outside doesn’t have to leave you and your family cold. BDG recently polled our Instagram followers for their favorite among these five heated outdoor spaces. Land Design Associates’ inviting outdoor pavilion (pictured above) won the popular vote. Where...
Custom pool and spa
Posted Nov 13 at 2:43 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Ten days before a scheduled trip to Hawaii for a spring vacation, an athletic young family moved in to a custom new dream house surrounded by woodland. Just as the residence began to feel like home, the COVID-19 crisis struck, trip plans were cancelled, and the family, like those everywhere, was suddenly housebound. The build was fortuitous, as the all-American Colonial Revival—designed by...
Custom fireplace design by Sudbury Design Group
Posted Nov 3 at 8:04 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Outdoor fire features have been a saving grace during COVID and continue to be. In this season of staying home, fire pits and fireplaces have served as destinations on our own properties and as a breath of fresh air from the confines of home. These soul-warming fireside designs are among our favorites…. Holy Smokes! Masonry by BrickStone Design + Build; photo by Keitaro Yoshioka This wood-...
Botanica—at-home professional gardening
Posted Sep 9 at 9:16 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
R.P. Marzilli & Company embraces the home gardening trend with Botanica, a new arm of their full-service landscape business dedicated to designing, cultivating and maintaining custom edible and home gardens. Now families can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables harvested in their very own backyard—no green thumb required. For 35 years, R.P. Marzilli & Company has brought beauty to the...
Modern living room with home integration system by SDI
Posted Aug 20 at 4:34 PM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
Smart technology has enhanced and simplified our everyday lives for years— first it began with the smart phone, followed by smart TVs, smart cars, and now smart homes. Systems Design & Integration has turned the once futuristic idea of smart homes into a modern-day reality, as they design and integrate smart systems into every room of the home.Contemporary media edge frame by Leon | Custom...
Suburban Boston pool house by Brendon Properties
Posted Jul 10 at 9:49 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
Perhaps more than any other architectural structure, pool houses are designed with recreation and relaxation in mind. These functional, feel-good outbuildings allow homeowners to vacation in their own backyard and soak up the beauty of the landscape. No longer simply shelters for a quick change or toweling off après swim, pool houses have become luxurious, stylish settings equipped for full days...
A coastal garden with a touch of whimsy by Schumacher Companies
Posted Jun 25 at 5:06 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
These settings capture the magic and mystique of the Cape and Islands, and the singular talent of its industry professionals. Wish you were here!  Coveside Fun Photo by Brian Vanden Brink Family fun is always on the program in a waterfront setting overlooking the harbor and a rebuilt boathouse. Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD).  Fisherman's Hideout Photo...