A Home with a Lasting Legacy

  Houses roosting along New England’s coast have much to contend with. Along with time’s usual wear and tear,...

A Boston Brownstone Designed for Family Living

Couples often flee the city once their children are born. But that was never an option for a pair...

European Elegance in Cumberland Maine

The journey from wish list to dream home gets complicated fast. So there’s something to be said for keeping...

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The Spirit of Nantucket

The Spirit of Nantucket

Call it the dream versus the dune. Lisa Botticelli’s clients had the dream. “Like many people who are hoping to build on Nantucket, an ocean view was at the top of their list,” the architect recalls. “They also said they wanted an open design that brought the outside in and a style that captured the spirit of Nantucket.” The couple, who had long vacationed on the island with their

Rooms With A Coastal View

Rooms With A Coastal View

When Irwin and Mary Stockel acquired their Chatham property, they playfully told architect John DaSilva to design a house with water views from every room. DaSilva took it as a challenge, not a joke. He designed a house that subtly widens as it goes back to permit peeks at the waves from almost every vantage point, and

Vineyard Vibes

Vineyard Vibes

“I was always in heaven on Martha’s Vineyard,” says a New Yorker, now in his early sixties, who started summering on Menemsha Beach with his parents and siblings when he was eight. “I remember bodysurfing in Squibnocket . . . the community center softball games . . . it was the most wonderful place to be a kid.” When he and his wife—a transplanted

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A Changing Landscape

A Changing Landscape

The biggest trend in New England landscape architecture at the moment? Bucking tradition. A decade ago, New England landscapes most often took cues from the site: the style of the home, the feel of the neighborhood, the microclimates on

Tracy Glover: A Love Affair With Glass

Tracy Glover: A Love Affair With Glass

For Tracy Glover, it was always about glass. As an artistic child growing up in Alexandria, Virginia, she was taken to art classes and museums, and she spent a lot of her time sketching. But her artistic drive found its focus when

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June Events for the Design Minded
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June Events for the Design Minded

June 01, 2018

Concord Museum Garden Tour June 1–2 Attendees of this annual event are sure to be inspired to create their own outdoor oases by visiting some of the most beautiful gardens in Concord, Massachusetts. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $30 Concord Museum members in

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Decorating with Bird Nests
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Decorating with Bird Nests

May 14, 2018

Walking through my garden in today it finally feels like is spring here! I was thrilled to come across the delightful discovery of two abandoned bird’s nests in the branches of my freshly-blooming lilac and privet trees to add to my nest collection. This collection has served me well as I often use

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