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Modern Prairie style home
Posted Feb 7 at 1:36 PM in Inspiring Projects by Dan Kaplan
When Boston Design Guide first learned that Slocum Hall Design Group and Concept Building were collaborating on a custom home in a Boston suburb, we knew it was going to be extraordinary. Having worked together on a number of previous projects, it is no surprise that the client put their trust in both Slocum Hall and Concept Building to create their ‘forever home’. What is so special about this...
JW Construction
Posted Feb 4 at 10:16 AM in News by Kathleen Parente
JW Construction, Inc., a Boston-based, full-service construction company recently announced the appointment of Andrea Brownell as Vice President. In this newly created role, Ms. Brownell will oversee internal operations as a whole to ensure all departments are working together and towards the same common goal – deliver nothing less than exceptional service.“Today I am proud to announce the well-...
Landscape design featuring an outdoor TV, with home integration by Creative Systems
Posted Jan 31 at 4:48 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Since most of Patriot Nation will be staying put this year, and watching the Super Bowl here in the Northeast, we got to thinking, who needs Miami and its balmy temps? Let’s watch the game in the great outdoors, in the cold (if not the rain and snow), where football was meant to be played. Don’t give your outdoor TV the cold shoulder just because it isn’t summer. Bundle up, light a fire and grab...
Federal Era Farm-House Style Restoration by Cummings Architects
Posted Jan 29 at 2:04 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
With the help of Cummings Architects, the town of Lynnfield, and a longtime resident, Federal Era charm lives on in its downtown center, with the preservation of the 1785 Reverend John Mottey House. Despite this happy story of a community coming together, there was a point in time where this might not have been the case. When the neglected seven-acre property, also known as Centre Farm, came up...
An upscale three-level Boston row house constructed by Columbia Contracting Corp.
Posted Jan 24 at 5:43 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Born and bred Bostonians Arthur Massaro and Kate Durrane of Columbia Contracting Corp. know the city’s neighborhoods well—their charms and eccentricities. When building within the city limits—whether new constructions or historic renovations—it’s crucial to have a builder that knows the ins and outs of each enclave, from permitting to logistics to best practices. This striking townhouse in a...
Timeless blue and white kitchen constructed by Whitla Brothers Builders and designed by Patrick Ahearn Architect
Posted Jan 21 at 5:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We recently ran an Instagram contest to see what kitchen BDG followers like best, but before we did, we asked top builders, architects and designers in the BDG community to submit what they consider to be their firm’s best. We were thrilled at the reply, and even more pleased to showcase these standout kitchens with the following, slightly more comprehensive, highlight reel. Which one is your...
Traditional gas log fireplace by Boston Fine Home Details
Posted Jan 20 at 3:53 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
As a society, we have long been drawn to fire, and captivated by the dance of flames. Plus, let’s face it, during the big chill of winter, especially here in New England, the room with a fire is where we want to be. Gas-burning fireplaces are the most coveted for their convenience, but which option is best for you? Whether you’re in search of hygge (the oft-repeated Danish word for the art of...
Cape Cod home designed and built by Polhemus Savery DaSilva
Posted Jan 15 at 1:42 AM in Inspiring Projects by Edie Ravenelle
What happens when you hire an experienced and highly collaborative team of licensed architects and contractors, landscape architects, construction managers, cost estimators, and master craftspeople to design and build your dream home? You get a home that’s better than you imagined. As a full-service firm, with an integrated process, Polhemus Savery DaSilva (PSD) provides just that. From first...
Control4 home lighting automation creates the idea of mockupancy
Posted Jan 14 at 12:33 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
“A lot of people think of TV and music when they think of Control4,” says Director of Sales & Development Dave Noland of Sounds Good. “The security side is overlooked.” The Waltham-based tech integrator is hoping to change that. Control4’s smart home capabilities go beyond the atmospheric, its systems also bring considerable peace of mind.  Control4 safeguards properties in a number of ways,...
Posted Jan 13 at 10:12 AM in Lifestyle by Andrea Mingels
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...

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