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Provincetown Cape Cod Custom Home
Posted Jan 16 at 1:48 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
What better place to enjoy your homemade meals than on the beach? This Provincetown kitchen goes through a dramatic improvement with views to die for. With a front-row seat to Cape Cod Bay, this space needed changes in order to open up the dead space throughout the room to expand the Cape Cod light. Deborah Paine, a Cape Cod design/build firm, literally brought the sunshine into the existing ...
Luxury Oceanfront Homes in New England
Posted Jan 10 at 11:21 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Belle of the Beach: An Oceanfront Paradise is Reimagined for Intergenerational UseAs seen in Boston Design Guide 2017, the 20th Anniversary Edition. - View the Digital Edition here A close-knit band of family and friends have descended on the postcard-perfect peninsula on Buzzards Bay for years, returning to the summer playground for lazy, memory-filled days, where time, for a few blissful months...
Residential Home Restoration and Renovation Boston
Posted Jan 9 at 10:44 AM in Inspiring Projects, News by carly stewart
9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA – a newly restored and renovated residence receives acclaimed Pinnacle Award. (Main Image: Photo by Peter Vanderwarker) Before & After images of 9 Commonwealth Avenue façade A seven-story French Academic style townhouse, built in 1861, was originally designed as one of two symmetrically designed homes, 7 and 9 Commonwealth Avenue. Each home incorporated a bay...
Gorgeous Modern Cape Cod Homes
Posted Jan 6 at 12:45 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
“The House of Shifting Sands” sits amongst a sixty-foot-high coastal bank and is surrounded by miles of undeveloped Cape Cod National Seashore beaches and scrub pines. The award-winning home is conceived as a collage of overlapping, cantilevered planes and volumes that deliver large living. Sea-Dar Construction captures the clients vision to use the house as both a year-round family “camp” and as...
Holiday House Tour Home Decor
Posted Dec 21 at 11:43 AM in Events, Inspiring Projects, Tips & Trends by carly stewart
Every year, the Concord Museum reaches out to designers in the Boston Area to decorate stately Concord homes for the holidays. Tickets are sold to the public and the proceeds benefit the Educational Program at the Museum. This year, on December 3rd, there were 950 attendees. Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design Inc. decorated a 1900 Arts and crafts home. She created a rustic and organic...
Makeover Monday, Boston Kitchen Remodel
Posted Dec 12 at 12:30 PM in Inspiring Projects by carly stewart
Wilson Kelsey Design Inc. took on the challenge of transforming a 100-year-old kitchen in the South Shore of Boston. The homeowner wanted a luxury kitchen that conveys a sense of gracious living, though the room was equipped with an extremely low ceiling. They specifically desired a space that could be used with their family and friends to gather, socialize and do homework. BEFORE The original...
Modern Home Custom Build
Posted Dec 8 at 10:35 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
An Insider’s Tour of a Modern, Family-Friendly Home with Kevin Lagassé of The Lagassé Group. Life and raising a family can breed chaos. In a striking new construction, The Lagassé Group has crafted the antidote: an impeccable, modern sanctuary that unites purity and form with function. Kevin Lagassé, Executive Vice President of The Lagassé Group, explains: “The homeowners needed a space that was...
Home stone and tile kitchen
Posted Dec 6 at 10:23 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
If you’re looking to truly elevate a space, there is arguably no single design element that adds impact and beauty like stone and tile. And with the exquisite array of materials on the market today, there are countless ways to up the wow factor in your kitchen, bath, living room or foyer. We’ve sourced today’s most coveted treatments and enlisted some of the area’s leading authorities in natural...
Architecture Cottage Home Remodel
Posted Dec 5 at 10:33 AM in Inspiring Projects by Jen Harvey
How do you retain the charm and warmth of a lakeside cottage while adapting it for a modern family? That was the task for architect Peter Haig, AIA, of Architectural Design when it came to transforming a small, homey space into a considerably larger home suitable for a 21st-century family. Haig, whose Canadian upbringing instilled in him a love for the cottage aesthetic, was inspired by the...
Photo courtesy of Deborah Paine
Posted Nov 22 at 10:42 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
There’s no place like the heart of the home for the holidays. Architectural Kitchens; interior design by Anthony Catalfano Interiors; built by Kenneth Vona Construction; photo by Richard Mandelkorn The turkey has been roasting in the oven for hours. The aroma fills the kitchen, mingling with the scent of sage and stuffing, and sweet freshly baked pies. Outside, there’s a chill in the air that...