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Inspiring Projects

High-end modern home in New England
Posted Apr 19 at 10:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Adolfo Perez Architect has come to be known for his immaculate contemporary homes and his luxe, linear living spaces. His award-winning settings not only have an inherent geometry, they have an attitude. His homes are born of a keen sense of place and noted for their marriage of technology, craftsmanship and sophistication. The following designs are just a sampling of his vision, every one...
Before and Afters for a Designer's Coastal Bungalow
Posted Apr 16 at 2:09 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Senior designer Julie Lyons is full of bright ideas for clients of Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center, so, when it came to transforming her own bungalow-style abode on the coast, we were beyond interested to see how she and her husband, Michael, handled her home’s transformation. Thankfully, Julie has a deep knowledge of the building and design industry as well as critical, creative eye, and...
High-end homes on the Boston Marathon route
Posted Apr 12 at 10:15 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When the Boston Marathon comes around everyone wants to be on the route. From the starting point in Hopkinton to the Boylston Street finish line, fans and family members jockey for position as they try to scope out the very best vantage to cheer on the runners. Should they stake out turf on Heartbreak Hill and buoy the athletes in their time of need or make a beeline for the Back Bay finish line...
Easter tablescapes
Posted Mar 28 at 6:54 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When it comes to inspiration, like you, we love paging through glossy national home magazines and scouring their websites to see what they’re up to. Veranda is pretty much our bible (if you haven’t read “The Joy of Spring” ‘Bringing Beauty Home’ section in their March-April issue, you’d best hop to it!), Elle Décor is also a favorite, and, when it comes to entertaining, despite our Yankee...
High-end townhouse renovation
Posted Mar 26 at 5:45 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When a previous 1960s renovation ridded a Beacon Hill town house of some of its wonderful Italianate architectural details and lowered (gasp!) the ceilings by over five feet, S+H Construction was hired to return the home to its former grandeur. In order to increase the headroom but maintain the ductwork, S+H Construction reframed the interior partitions and ceilings. They also needed to reroute...
High-end bathroom
Posted Mar 21 at 10:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Beautiful, “just-for-me” oases designed to soothe, indulge and restore.... A penthouse en suite imagined by CBT Architects channels a spa experience with its custom cabinetry, sleek marble and onyx accents, and stunning urban vistas. CBT Architects Natural and soothing, this handsome bathroom by C.H. Newton Builders has an organic appeal and warmth to rival a sauna. C.H. Newton Builders This...
High-end New England architects and builders
Posted Mar 20 at 1:26 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Until spring has sprung for good, it’s nice to have a visual reminder about why we love New England. The following scenes, brought you by Boston's best custom builders, architects and professionals, are the reasons we suffer the rain, snow and storms. These days are coming, we promise! #1: Walk this Way architecture by Patrick Ahearn Architect; construction by Whitla Brothers Builders #2: Who...
Waterfront renovation with roof deck
Posted Mar 12 at 11:33 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We recently learned of a sensational home renovation on Boston’s South Shore by architect Roger O. Hoit Architect. The firm took an ugly duckling on Hingham Harbor and turned it into an elegant swan. The client literally phoned architect Roger O. Hoit, AIA, to report that they had “just bought the ugliest home in Hingham,” shares the South Shore architect, and that they’d like him to turn it into...
High-end living room with blue and white decor
Posted Mar 5 at 2:52 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Preppy, chic, coastal, Oriental, so many looks, so little time. There may be no other color pairing with quite the versatility or timelessness of blue and white. We salute designs that do it right.... photo by Sam Gray Kotzen Interiors, LLP Nantucket Looms Patrick Ahearn Architect Vu Design LDa Architecture & Interiors SLC Interiors, Inc. Main image: Surroundings Home, photo by Greg...
Barn house renovation
Posted Mar 5 at 12:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
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The homeowners of a historic farmhouse and barn in Stratham, New Hampshire, who were seriously considering downsizing, initially thought that all they really needed in a new home was internet access and proximity to the airport. But, when push came to shove, they found that they also preferred to stay close to family, if possible. They could have the best of both worlds if they could inhabit a...