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Posted Sep 14 at 1:35 PM in Inspiring Projects by Marykate Forte
A revamped roofline accommodates more opportunities to take in the view. With copper gutters, extensive trim details, and an abundance of custom elements, this renovated home in Harwich Port is full of nautical charm. Yet the current owners felt that the original Cape design did not capitalize on the second-floor square-footage or take advantage of the home’s incredible harbor view. A renovation...
outdoor party setting
Posted Sep 1 at 1:25 PM in Events by Jaci Conry
In celebration of the Cape & Islands Design Guide To mark the launch of the annual Cape & Islands Design Guide, the BDG team hosted a late August afternoon event at the Green Pond Yacht Club in East Falmouth. The day was blissfully beautiful, with high temperatures and a light breeze off of the ocean. Guests came from all over the Cape & Islands, and several traveled from Boston and...
bedroom with wood ceiling and bruins jersey on the wall
Posted Aug 23 at 1:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
An inspirational group effort led by Tim O’Connell, Tommy’s Place isa haven that offers a respite from reality for families battling cancer. Tim a developer in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, had a dream. It all started in the summer of 2007, a renter planning to use O’Connell’s house on Martha’s Vineyard cancelled at the last minute. So, he walked into Tufts Floating Hospital for Children and...
Kevin Cradock woodworking shop
Posted Aug 12 at 3:54 PM in News by Jaci Conry
Kevin Cradock Builders: 25 Years of Excellence. “Our achievements are in our projects,” says Kevin Cradock, president of Boston-based Kevin Cradock Builders. Celebrating 25 years in the industry, the firm specializes in custom building, new construction, and large-scale renovations for residential projects. Cradock’s love of carpentry and appreciation for traditional craftmanship inspired him to...
Nick Stanos sitting at a desk in his office
Posted Jul 15 at 11:32 AM in News by Marykate Forte
An architectural firm broadens its reach. Architect Nicholas Stanos and his team create impressive graphite drawings to illustrate the mood and character of spaces his firm designs for their clients. “The drawings become a vehicle for representing not only our design intent but also bring form to what the clients are imagining,” says Stanos, whose architecture firm Nicholas Stanos Architect, is...
Kitchen table with greenery on top and wall of windows
Posted Jul 14 at 11:11 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Longtime couple Joseph Olson and Clay Twombly rebrand their interior design business. Previously called Joseph Olson Interiors, husband and husband interior design duo Joseph Olson and Clay Twombly, recently combined forces officially, rebranding their company and creating Olson Twombly Interior Design. Twombly joined Olson’s firm three years ago, working as his business partner with Olson...
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...
City living area
Posted Jul 6 at 2:16 PM in News by Marykate Forte
Sea-Dar Construction goes beyond the build and offers homeowners long-term maintenance services. Providing more than just construction and renovation services, Sea-Dar Construction also has a property services division in place to assist customers with home maintenance, improvements, and preservation. “We care about our clients and treat their homes like they are our own,” says Ryan Garrity, head...
Remodeled dining area with cathedral ceilings big farm table and big scenic windows
Posted Jul 6 at 1:11 PM in News by Marykate Forte
JB Sash & Door joins forces with Marvin to better serve its customers. JB Sash & Door, New England’s leading window and door retailer since 1940, recently expanded its partnership with Marvin®, a national window and door manufacture that the company has worked with for over 20 years. Making Marvin its premier brand for clad, wood, fiberglass, and modern window and door offerings is a...
View of cape cod house from the water
Posted Jul 2 at 2:26 PM in Inspiring Projects by Jaci Conry
SV Design creates a family home with ample spaces to gather and relax, both indoors and out. “The homeowners have a very big, very boisterous family,” says Leslie Schneeberger, an associate principal with SV Design, who drafted plans for this seasonal retreat in Chatham. “They have five sons and when we started the project a few years ago, they ranged in age from elementary school to just...

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