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Suburban Boston pool house by Brendon Properties
Posted Jul 10 at 9:49 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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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
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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...
Crown Point Cabinetry's Brian Stowell Gives a Father's Day Golf Tip
Posted Jun 19 at 11:30 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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In honor of Father’s Day, we reached out to Brian Stowell, President of Crown Point Cabinetry, to provide all of those fathers out there with a helpful golf tip. Stowell, a self-proclaimed golf addict, is actively involved in The First Tee program. In fact, Crown Point helped found a local chapter of The First Tee New Hampshire to introduce life skills to children ages 5-17 through the game of...
Outdoor kitchen and dining terrace by McPhee Associates of Cape Cod
Posted Jun 16 at 9:16 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Whether noshing, sipping, grilling or indulging, it’s officially time for fresh-air feasts in nourishing settings. Everyone’s favorite table is under the sky or the stars, perhaps this year more than ever. Let these tables, bars and settings serve as food for thought…. Designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD); image by Brian Vanden Brink  This scene from a...
Simple ways to mark Memorial Day
Posted May 22 at 4:22 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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This Memorial Day weekend will likely look a little different from those of the past. Main Street won’t be drawing crowds for parades, highways likely won’t be crawling with cars and harborside restaurants won’t be humming. While those of us with beach or lake homes may be headed to open them for the season, others will be staying put. No one, however, can deny that Memorial Day weekend marks the...
Cozy Spaces by Fallon Custom Homes and Renovations
Posted Mar 23 at 11:45 AM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
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It is no secret that the global health crisis is seriously unsettling—COVID-19 has abruptly interrupted our daily lives with no clear end in sight. While we all wish we could actively contribute to help end this pandemic, we are encouraged to be passive and stay at home as much as possible. Find a comfortable spot in the house to read a good book, binge-watch a new show, spend quality time with...
Planting spring bulbs
Posted Mar 19 at 6:12 PM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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Given that the professionals of the BDG community are exceptionally creative and have made homelife their business and passion, we reached out to members of the trade for some tips and diversions that make sheltering in place not only bearable but enjoyable. It is our hope that this advice, and all that follows, helps everyone adapt to the new norm. Our friends at Sudbury Design Group, one of New...
Indoor pool by Combined Energy Systems
Posted Feb 20 at 4:36 PM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
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As Daylight Savings approaches, we are reminded that summer is on the way! Days are getting longer and the weather is warming. Most of us are dreaming of 80-degree days and relaxing poolside; however, New England never fails to test our patience when it comes to gifting us warm weather. While we still have a long four months to go, indoor spas allow us to enjoy the summertime perks of hot...
Posted Jan 13 at 10:12 AM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
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Ringing in a new year often brings lists of personal resolutions and goals to conquer. But what about the home? It is, after all, the place we spend most of our time with those closest to our hearts. Start off the new decade with a committment to your abode and these four resolutions....     Get Organized Declutter the house and create more space. From the closet and mudroom to the garage and...
Traditional custom wine cellar by Charles River Wine Cellars
Posted Dec 31 at 10:59 AM in Lifestyle by Sandy Giardi
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The wine cellar: it’s where all great New Year’s celebrations begin and end. As we prepare to usher in not only a new year but a new decade, we raise a glass to five extraordinary designs. Cheers! Wine Vault This wine room, complete with zinc walls and stainless steel dowels, calls to mind a bank vault. Architecture by MGa | Marcus Gleysteen Architects; construction superintendent: Wayne Caruso...

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