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Classic Back Bay townhouse entry hall

A Return to Elegance

Love at first sight” is how Boston investment manager Bob Atchinson describes his initial visit to the stately, five-story Commonwealth…

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Patrick Ahearn architect

Upside-Down Perfection

Even after designing nearly 200 houses on Martha’s Vineyard, including every house on this street overlooking South Beach outside Edgartown, architect…

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Jill Goldberg entry

Unconventional Wisdom

Fearlessly setting a mix of styles against a backdrop of bold color brings a spirit of fun to a young…

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Adirondack Style

The boathouse looks like the exclamation point at the end of a long and dramatic statement. Charmingly crowned with a…

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In Grand Fashion

A homeowner and his designer conspire to bring a 1920s Tudor-style home up to date while safeguarding its fine craftsmanship…

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Pastoral Mission

A home in the country can, at times, be a little toocountry for some people. This proved true of a…

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A Novel Approach

Stymied in their search for an old house, a best-selling author and her husband build their own version of a classic…

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Contemporary Maine compound landscape

Sounds of Silence

A lot is surprising about the house that JT Bullitt built in Steuben, Maine. Bullitt eats strawberries, huckleberries, and blueberries…

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New Hampshire lakefront garden

A Growing Concern

All too often, landscape designers are brought on board after the fact. After the land is stripped of all its…

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Rhode Island coast cottage

Ocean Breezy

In a respectful renovation, the bones of a house inspire, rather than conspire against, the architect. In the case of…

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Contemporary Martha's Vineyard home staircase

Modern Movement

The call came from out of the blue. Boston interior designer John Stefanon remembers the conversation well. “The woman told…

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Lake Champlain vacation home

Champlain Tastes

The California-based owners hadn’t anticipated purchasing a retreat in Vermont, particularly one on the tip of a peninsula that points,…

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Good Connections

In a successful union, the two parties complement and enhance each other. The same is true in the marriage of…

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And the Livin’ is Easy

A good decorator knows his clients. An excellent one will do all he can to put himself in their shoes…

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Contemporary Classic

The anticipation of building a house can send the imagination soaring in all sorts of directions. To the casual observer,…

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