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Patrick Ahearn Wellesley Gambrel
Posted Sep 4 at 10:42 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Standing within her elegant, cream-colored living room, which adjoins a bright, four-season sunroom, which, in turn, opens up to lush grounds gilded by the dappled light of deciduous canopy trees, a homeowner shares that she and her husband sought out Patrick Ahearn Architect to design “a new home that looks old” for her picturesque, forested lot in Wellesley. They went to the right place. Brand...
Waterfront Deck
Posted Aug 24 at 9:48 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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With just a few short weeks of summer left, we’re etching the joyful, if fleeting, days spent by the water in our minds. We know that, as sure as the evening air turns crisp, we’ll soon be in a “wish we were there” state of mind. Instead of feeling wistful, we’re bottling these feel-good scenes created by New England’s finest architects, builders and designers, and basking in snapshots of their...
Posted Aug 17 at 4:34 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Going into the weekend, we’ve got summer soirees and raw bars on our minds, and just had to share this genius addition to the bar of a Chatham vacation home. This freestanding ship’s wheel sink, designed by Judy Whalen of Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center and in collaboration with Kathleen Hay Design, is positioned between the dining room and L-shaped bar (with a walk up pass-through window...
Cape Cod bar design
Posted Aug 6 at 12:12 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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There’s an easy, feel-good rhythm to days spent on Cape Cod. We wake and make a beeline for the ocean. Next, we find a view and maybe a little shade and pull up a chaise or Adirondack chair closer to home. Before we know it, it’s cocktail hour, and time for spirited conversation and sunsets. Lastly, satiated and wonderfully weary from the sun, salt and surf, we’re ready for a well-deserved...
Dog standing next to Yeti cooler
Posted Jun 26 at 1:12 PM in Lifestyle by Ellie Hedison
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The average, everyday cooler was not up to the standards of YETI founders Ryan and Roy Seiders, which made the brothers' love for participating in outdoor adventures limited. YETI has showed us that the run-of-the-mill coolers many of us have been using are simply subpar.  With the long-lasting chill from its PermaFrost insulation and extra thick (3 inches!) walls, space, and durability, YETI ...
High-end pool designs
Posted May 24 at 1:04 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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It’s Memorial Day weekend, which, to us, means two things. A) Summer has (unofficially) begun! and B) the pool is open! Plus, with temps hitting upwards of 80 degrees this weekend, there’s all the more reason to head poolside. We showcase 10 pool designs that make quite a splash! Come on in, the water’s nice! Architecture: Patrick Ahearn Architect; construction by Colonial Reproductions, Inc....
Mint Julep Recipe by Boston Bar
Posted May 2 at 3:39 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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A trip to Churchill Downs wasn’t in the cards, but we never turn down a reason to stop in to The Backroom at Moody’s in Waltham. Our mission? To get a stellar recipe for the Kentucky Derby’s beverage of choice: the mint julep. The mint julep has been associated with the “Run for the Roses” for nearly a century, and, each year, during Derby Weekend, nearly 120,000 of the spiked quencher are served...
High-end screened porch
Posted Apr 2 at 10:44 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Here’s to screen time you don’t have to limit. Not quite in and not quite out, these picture-perfect porches let us breathe in the fresh air and make the most out of the shoulder season. They bring us closer to the great outdoors yet shelter us from the elements. Here are some of our favorite designs—where we’d happily spend time as the weather grows warmer.  C.M. Ragusa Builders No cold...
High-end indoor basketball court
Posted Mar 23 at 3:02 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Everybody loves March Madness, and its upsets, buzzer beaters and big wins. In the spirit of the NCAA tourney, we bring you six incredible private basketball courts. We’re big fans of these designs; check them out when you’re not updating your brackets. The family is just steps away from a game or a practice session with this indoor basketball court by built by J.W. Construction. J.W....
high-end Boston architect, pool house
Posted Mar 19 at 10:49 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Homeowners are using every inch of their properties and creating specialized structures that enhance the way they live. From amped-up entertainment barns and pool houses to beautiful boathouses, garden structures and chicken coops, these onsite structures are functional, recreational and, often, a mix of both. Carriage House/Pool Cabana Patrick Ahearn Architect, photo by Greg Premru Principal...

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