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High end coastal homes in New England
Posted Apr 11 at 4:41 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Overlooking a rolling beachside fairway in one direction and a small harbor in another, a new construction by CM Ragusa Builders channels its exceptional vantage at every pass. “It’s a great spot,” says Principal Chris Ragusa, with a landscape that changes not only with the seasons but with the tides. The distinctive estate, designed by Scott Fiorentino of Fiorentino Group Architects, has...
Classic New England Luxury Homes and design
Posted Apr 11 at 4:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Before a client moved from a city penthouse to an expansive 8,000-square-foot Brookline historic home where they would raise their young family, The Lagassé Group was enlisted to give an 1850s traditional home a glamorous—and substantial—interior renovation. The home had been blessed with a few additions at one other point in time, explains Kevin Lagassé, Executive Vice President of The Lagassé...
New England Classic home design construction architecture
Posted Apr 11 at 10:28 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Constructed by Kistler & Knapp Builders and designed by Battle Associates Architects, this stunning Shingle Style home in Wellesley is 10 years old, but it looks as if it could have been completed yesterday. That, of course, is exactly the point of timeless architecture; its design is as alluring today as it will be tomorrow. This particular home actually extends back beyond 10 years, and...
Weston Massachusetts custom home build and architecture
Posted Apr 11 at 10:05 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Owner and president Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders doesn’t often play favorites. Still, he can’t conceal his admiration for an exquisite new Shingle Style in Weston, designed by architect Jan Gleysteen of Jan Gleysteen Architects, with whom he recently had the pleasure of working. With an architectural philosophy couched in the classical tradition, Gleysteen prizes symmetry, proportion...
Boston Design Guide
Posted Apr 10 at 12:45 PM in Inspiring Projects, News, Shopping by Anonymous
Pictured Above: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' Moira Pendant Light Spring has finally arrived and Easter is just around the corner. Although home decor and Easter egg hunts have little in common, we came across some stylish products that channel Easter holiday spirit. Check out this "Home Decor Easter Egg Hunt" with some festive products from lucia lighting + design and Mitchell Gold + Bob...
Seaside new england classic homes
Posted Apr 7 at 3:20 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There’s something about a home on the water that creates both a gravitational and generational pull. Seaside homes, when done well, take on an heirloom quality. They become a destination for family gatherings and, more often than not, the backdrop for memories made. Groom Construction created just such a home overlooking Marblehead Harbor. Working in concert with the architect and designers, the...
Kitchen island design on Martha's Vineyard
Posted Apr 7 at 10:31 AM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
Who doesn’t love being on the islands?Rock Pond Kitchens’ Paul Lazes can attest to that!His architectural design and renovation company opened its doors to Martha’s Vineyard (in 2000) after 17 years in Manhattan. Lazes perspective?No kitchen should be without an island. From a design point of view,kitchen islands are an opportunity to break loose from the norm, experiment and be playful. Rarely...
New England Classic homes, high end Brookline home construction and architecture
Posted Apr 6 at 3:50 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
S + H Construction and architect Charles Myer + Partners gave a gracious Queen Ann-style Victorian in Brookline the best of both worlds: a fresh, contemporary aesthetic and all of the charm of the original 1880s-1890s home. The initial residence was “a beautifully built house,” says principal Doug Hanna, and it was important that the top-to-bottom renovation carried on that tradition. While not...
Ad 20/21 Boston Design Week
Posted Apr 6 at 1:49 PM in Events by Jen Harvey
The annual celebration of AD20/21 Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair is April 6-9th at The Cyclorama in Boston, MA.  The show features select New England exhibitors and special programs all weekend long. The show kicks off at the Gala Preview on Thursday evening. The Gala Preview offers a sneak peek to see and shop the show.  All ticket sales will...
construction Concord, MA New England Homes
Posted Apr 6 at 1:33 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Merz Construction’s recent new build, designed by Dewing Schmid Kearns, is the reason we take Sunday drives. The refined Shingle Style is a vision in craftsmanship and a seamless fit on its picturesque grounds in Concord. By design, the home looks to be born of its idyllic terrain. The roof and eave line were deliberately set low to the ground by the architects to integrate—and ingratiate—the...

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