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Barn Dance
Posted Nov 6 at 10:26 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
LDa Architecture & Interiors; photo by Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography From rustic to chic, traditionally used or repurposed—or somewhere in between—we’ve corralled seven inspired uses for the all-American architectural style.     With its post-and-beam simplicity and organic appeal, it’s hard to deny the allure of a beautiful barn. The pastoral structures have a kinship with the...
Featured Project: Professors' Row Renovation by Aamodt/Plumb Architects
Posted Nov 5 at 1:50 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Aamodt/Plumb Architects recently transformed a Cambridge shingle-style home into a modern gallery that allows its homeowners, two Harvard professors, to display their art, artifacts, and other beautiful collected items.    Aamodt/Plumb Architects gutted the kitchen, lifted the ceiling and opened an exterior wall up to the garden. The result is a minimalist kitchen space that feels bright and airy...
'This Old House' Looking for Next Project in Greater Boston
Posted Nov 4 at 3:02 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
A previous 'This Old House' Project - See more here. 'This Old House' is looking for their next project in the Greater Boston Area. They are searching for people who own their home and want to do a remodeling or renovation project to save or update a historical home.    'This Old House' is in its 36th season on the air. Its goal is to "demystify home improvement and provide ideas and information...
Horner Millwork Planning $7 Million Expansion
Posted Nov 3 at 2:55 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
A recent project by Horner Millwork, Cooper Stairworks and Nicholaeff Architecture + Design Horner Millwork is planning a $7 million expansion that will include new buildings and equipment, as well as a solar facility that will reduce the company's electricity usage by 90%.    “We’ve been waiting for the market to turn a little bit until we made this commitment. We’ve decided to stay in Somerset...
Real Estate Pick of the Week: Weston Residence by Atlas Contracting
Posted Nov 3 at 9:56 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
  (Photography by Jared Kuzia)  This beautiful new construction in Weston, MA was built by luxury custom builder Atlas Contracting and is currently available to buy.  (Photography by Richard Mandelkorn) The home features a gourmet chef's kitchen with double islands, handcrafted cabinets and high-end appliances including a Wolf range.  The home's exquisite two-story foyer streams with natural...
1670 Antique Colonial Renovation
Posted Oct 27 at 11:46 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Wilson Kelsey Design were called on to revamp the interior of a beautiful and historic 1670 Antique Colonial on the North Shore.    The firm resolved interior architectural details as well as overall lighting design, and updated individual rooms in the home with new furniture, fabric, lighting, area rugs, flooring and drapery.  The dining room is outfitted with period details and rich textures...
The Ridge House
Posted Oct 15 at 3:49 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Atop an isolated hill in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA sits this gloriously unconventional modern home by MGA | Marcus Gleysteen Architects.    Spaces of this home extend out toward the cliff's edge, offering stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean below.  Two stories of glass and steel frame the view, and a trapezoidal canopy shades the patio from the sun.  A freestanding fireplace in the home's...
Seen & Inspired: 2015 PRISM Awards
Posted Oct 14 at 11:16 AM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Best Detached Home 5,000 to 8,000 Square Feet - Patrick Ahearn Architect - Gold Winner Builder: Peter Rosbeck, Rosbeck Builders Corp, Interior Designer: Lynn Morgan Design, Landscape Architect: Donorama's Nursery & Landscaping Services, Photographer: Greg PremruLast   Friday, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston honored this year's winners at the 2015 PRISM Awards Gala....
A Place in the Sun
Posted Oct 8 at 1:26 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
It’s only 10 miles from Asbury Park, yet Spring Lake, New Jersey, is a far cry from the boardwalk town of pinball wizards, fortune-tellers and working-class heroes Bruce Springsteen immortalized. Akin to Newport, Spring Lake was a 19th century coastal resort “for the very wealthy in New York City and Philadelphia,” with stately Victorian homes neatly arranged along orthogonal streets, explains...
The Alfred Hutty Residence
Posted Oct 8 at 12:17 PM in Inspiring Projects by Anonymous
Charleston, South Carolina brings to mind delicious food, southern charm, and historic homes. The latter being one of Morehouse MacDonald and Associates' specialties. Always wishing to work in this historic city, they were pleased when a former client asked them to restore a famous landmark there – the Alfred Hutty House.   The home was built in 1770 and the three bedroom, three and one-half bath...