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Sudbury named Best Place to Raise a Family
Posted Mar 7 at 11:07 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
The Black Horse Real Estate Team has shared that Sudbury, a historic town near and dear to our hearts and home to Boston Design Guide, has ranked #2 as the Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Massachusetts, according to the Niche public data platform. Sudbury was second only to Lexington, which nabbed the #1 slot. The accolade considers criteria meaningful to families—such as the quality of schools...
Q&A with Melanie Perillo, publisher of Boston Design Guide
Posted Feb 27 at 10:46 AM in From the Publisher, News by Sandy Giardi
Boston Design Guide publisher Melanie Perillo is featured in Boston Voyager Magazine’s “Most Inspiring Stories.” Boston Voyager taps the styles, vibe, culture and history of Greater Boston’s neighborhoods and the people within them that make this area shine. Boston Voyager spotlights some of the inspiring stories they’ve discovered throughout the city and says it’s “blown away by the many...
High-end landscape architecture
Posted Feb 16 at 3:08 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architectural & Art just released the winners of its Eighth Bulfinch Awards. The Bulfinch Awards recognize the achievements of professionals who are committed to excellence in the classical and allied arts within New England. This year, there were over 50 submissions for regional projects considered, with firms around the U.S. represented...
Posted Feb 6 at 12:52 PM in News by Jen Harvey
New home listings in Concord and Carlisle by The Senkler Team, Coldwell Banker.  175 Monument Farm, Concord $3,985,000 Impeccable design and finishes. Gorgeous setting. Immersed in natural beauty, this magnificent French Country Estate is surrounded by 5 enchanting acres. 41 Lowell Road, Concord $1,950,000 This renovated and revitalized landmark home is a perfect blend of historic details...
Splash Showroom
Posted Feb 2 at 1:21 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
In July of 2013, an electrical fire ravaged Splash, the premier bath design center and flagship showroom for Kohler and Kallista, on Newton’s Needham Street. No one was hurt, thankfully, but the devastation fast-tracked a renovation and broadened its scope considerably. “We had planned to make our showroom a working showroom,” explains Director of Retail Operations Donna Zinckmoore, one that...
High-end custom builders Cape Cod
Posted Jan 30 at 8:58 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Colonial Reproductions, Inc. of Edgartown is proud to announce they are celebrating 40 years of business on Martha’s Vineyard. Owner and President Norman Rankow started the business in 1978 after moving with his wife, Margaret, to the island from his New York City roots. Norman is estimated to have built over 100 new homes and renovated 40+ homes throughout the island. The company went from a...
Landscape architecture
Posted Jan 19 at 4:22 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Congrats to Jason Harris and Troy Sober ASLA, PLA of Gregory Lombardi Design, Inc. (GLDI) for their new appointments to Principal. These promotions are the first of their kind for the lauded landscape architecture firm and recognize Jason Harris and Troy Sober for their significant contributions to the growth and excellence of the GLDI brand. Jason Harris - As the resident MBA in the business,...
Custom Boston Builder
Posted Jan 18 at 2:39 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
The Lagassé Group has just unveiled a new website.... Check out their beautiful custom-built homes, their approach and team, led by husband-and-wife duo Executive Vice President Kevin Lagassé and President and General Counsel Nancy Lagassé. The Lagassé Group is a “different breed of builder,” shares Kevin Lagassé, one equally at ease constructing city high-rise condos (thanks, no doubt, to an...
Ultra Violet: Pantone 2018 Color of the Year
Posted Jan 9 at 9:00 AM in News by Sandy Giardi
Jimi Hendrix riffed on it, Prince wore it, U2 named a song for it, and now the Pantone Color Institute has dubbed it the 2018 Color of the Year. That’s right, the global color authority has tapped Ultra Violet: 18-3838 as the hue that both resonates and reflects the masses’ collective sensibility, mood and inspiration. Image via Dubbed the color of the cosmos, of mindfulness and...
Patrick Ahearn's Timeless book
Posted Dec 20 at 10:45 AM in News by Sandy Giardi
Coffee tables, living rooms and libraries everywhere have a beautiful new book to showcase, as Patrick Ahearn, one of New England’s preeminent classical architects, has just released the display-worthy new monograph, Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living.  Beyond its striking good looks, Timeless reveals the theories and practices that have made Ahearn the success he is...