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Harborside Home by Groom Construction
Posted Jun 18 at 2:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Groom Construction took an antique home and renovated it to create the stunning harborside structure below. The firm worked to create a seamless transition between the home's traditional exterior, and it's more modern interior style.    Below, a view of the home from the driveway. It's nestled beautifully into the landscape, with large surrounding trees and lush gardens sprouting throughout the...
Nautical Home Inspirations
Posted Jun 2 at 2:14 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Architecture by Patrick Ahearn Architect, Built by Colonial Reproductions, Photo by Greg Premru Summer ­­has officially arrived, and ‘tis the season for nautical accents in the home. When done well, nautical accents have a rustic feel that evoke the calmness of a breezy morning, the beauty of the shimmering waves, and the spirit of the sea. We’ve curated some of our favorite beach-inspired...
Posted May 28 at 10:20 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Chatham, MA | Custom Built by Kenneth Vona Construction; Photography by Richard Mandelkorn After the winter we’ve weathered, second homes and summer retreats are calling like never before. Get that getaway ready for the high season with these tips from home maintenance and landscape pros.   Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. Those first few weekends at your seaside or woodland retreat, the...
Posted May 6 at 2:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Morehouse MacDonald & Associates recently designed a family vacation home along the scenic banks of the Kiawah River in South Carolina. The subtropical lot is teeming with ancient live oak trees, palmettos, and marshlands. Morehouse MacDonald & Associates worked to creatively blend the home's design with the beautiful surrounding landscape. Below, traditional southern elements like the...
Colorful Seaside Residence
Posted Apr 28 at 4:08 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Take a step inside this gorgeously colorful seaside home designed by Elizabeth Swartz Interiors. The homeowner wanted a space that was comfortable, inviting, and casual while also elegant and stylish. Below, the sunroom gets an infusion of color from the patterned ottomans and bold accent pillows.   The living room space features custom window treatments by Elizabeth Swartz, and is a space fit...
How to Downsize Successfully in Boston
Posted Apr 28 at 11:19 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
(Boston High Rise. Built by The Holland Companies; Photography by Greg Premru)  More and more homeowners are trading in the suburbs for the city. Boston Design Guide explored this of-the-moment trend at a Boston Design Week event. Boston Design Guide’s open-panel event and reception last month at The Seaport’s District Hall proved a great success. Themed “Urban Renewal: The Trend Towards...
At-Home Getaway
Posted Aug 27 at 2:13 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Photography by Matthew Cunningham When the property next door to an idyllic, gambrel home became available in West Newton Hill, a young family of five had the unique opportunity to expand their outdoor living space and create a peerless compound where recreation and relaxation reign. This fortuitous development came on the heels of the completion of the magnificent main house designed by LDa...
The Making of a Man Cave
Posted Jan 26 at 3:38 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
(Architecture by Catalano Architects; Built by E.W. Tarca Construction; Photography by Warren Patterson) February’s here and that means so is the Super Bowl and the Olympic Winter Games. And since we’re not headed to Sochi or even MetLife Stadium, for that matter, we’ve turned our attention to the next best seat in the house: the man cave.   Peter Fallon of Fallon Custom Homes & Renovations...
Posted Feb 9 at 8:48 AM in Tips & Trends by seo
The 20 Year Plan If you think your new kitchen is turning out to be expensive – imagine the cost if you need to redo it in 10 years, or simply the cost of replacing, repairing and refinishing some of the elements on an ongoing basis that won’t stand up to heavy use. If you make good choices and have a tiny bit of luck you can have a virtually care free and cost free kitchen for at least the...

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