A deep Fleurco tub in the master bath promotes relaxing.
A silk and wool rug feels good under bare toes, while an Arctic Pear chandelier by Ochre lends sparkle.
Irving created an inviting sitting area in the couple’s bedroom.
As stylish as any grown-up haven, the little girl’s room holds an Ethan Allen bed from the owners’ previous home, which Irving refreshed with a coat of white paint. A geometric Tibetan wool rug and CB2 bedding strike additional notes of sophistication.
What was once a mere stair landing is now a sunny spot well equipped for private time with a plush daybed.
The chic mudroom incorporates a custom shade and a handy apron-front sink for washing hands.
The kitchen’s dining area sports an arresting acrylic on panel by Duy Huynh and a contemporary Apparatus chandelier in blackened brass.
To ensure the kitchen counters stay clear, Irving devised a bonanza of storage.
Irving brought the dramatic color into the family room, too, coating the bookshelves and window seat as a contrast to the room’s paler walls.
“The dining room’s focus is the wallpaper,” explains designer Kristine Irving, who also chose Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue paint for the ceiling.
A favorite gathering space, the family room includes Michael Mazur’s painting White Water and a game table for hours of fun.
Working with Boston’s Krakow Witkin Gallery and Jules Place, the designer and her clients found contemporary art that beautifully complements the old room. In the same congenial spirit, modern furnishings and fixtures look right at home with the living room’s classic architectural details.
With its fireplace and hot tub, the upper level’s rear patio is a favorite spot to warm up and relax sore skiing muscles.
The treads of the central staircase change from stone to wood as they ascend.
An octagonal screened porch became a winter room with glazing and radiant heat under the floor and behind the granite wainscoting.
The patio is kept snow-free with heating under the stone pavers.
The kitchen’s attention-grabbing stone-clad wall is softened by a white tile backsplash; a heavy lintel beam is an example of the new use of old materials.
With its fireplace and hot tub, the upper level’s rear patio is a favorite spot to warm up and relax sore skiing muscles.
Interior designer Denise Salomon made ample use of black metal for the lighting fixtures, fireplace accessories, small side tables and, unexpectedly, in the accents on the upholstered chairs.
Local Vermont granite gives considerable heft to the great room, where a double-sided fireplace rises to a soaring peak in the living room.
This winter vacation house was designed to reflect its use and its location. Decorative cutouts at the ends of vertically applied board sheathing evoke Alpine cottages, while hefty brackets under the deep roof overhangs pay homage to traditional Vermont barns.
The rustic dining table is drawn close to the fireplace, its head chairs covered with caramel leather while the side chairs wear a subtle plaid.
A fireplace warms the master bedroom’s sitting area.
The master bath is one of the few rooms where curtains were used, softening the windows while imparting a sense of privacy.
Clients wanted special touches in their home so YFI Custom Builders created this newel post inspired by Scottish architect Rennie Mackintosh.
Going up! Plans were approved, the team is in place, and a home on Lake Winnipesaukee is taking shape.
The YFI team built this custom turret on the ground then carefully put it in place with a crane making the process more cost and time efficient than building in situ.
This lake house in New Hampshire designed by TMS Architects and built by YFI Custom Builders is a picture-perfect spot for family and entertaining.
A coastal Maine compound with breathtaking views is a sanctuary for a busy family.
A YFI Custom Builders project with roofing and framing in progress with long-engineered lumber.
If you or your architect can dream it, YFI can build it. This complex frame became bespoke window.
Glenn Farrell president of YFI Custom Builders in York, Maine.
Thom Filicia deftly mixed artwork, textures, and an eclectic collection of furniture for his room in 2013.
The Gothic Revival-style Southport Congregational Church.
Reverend Laura Whitmore of the Southport Congregational Church with Traci Provost, Stephani Whittaker, and Christina Haas.
RWAV’s design chairman Parker Rogers and Marketing chairman Christopher Philip.
The church’s great hall is transformed with room vignettes.
Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems of Eleish van Breems show off their Linnaeus’s Study from 2003.
A barrel ceiling in the master bedroom is both pretty and practical, lending height and depth to a modest-sized room.
Doors and screens in the glass sitting room are designed to slide completely open to let the outdoors in.
The stones in the fireplace surround, chosen to match those on the beach out front, dictate the living room’s earth-tone palette.
Visitors arriving via the front door can see clear through the house to the water. A cupola, which opens into a hallway, adds a nice architectural detail and lets in light, while an exaggerated stone chimney helps ground the house.
The natural cedar soffits are coated in marine-grade varnish to resemble the look of a boat hull. Architect Peter Cadoux calls the home’s elegant design “Newport shingle-style.”
Architect Peter Cadoux calls the home’s elegant design “Newport shingle-style.”
Glossy horizontal mahogany paneling and a teak and holly floor give the husband’s office the feel of a finely crafted yacht.
.” Copious windows enable the owners to take full advantage of the water views.
Planting strips bisect the front lawn, softening the facade, which was rejuvenated with new stucco, shutters, and copper downspouts. The aging tile roof was replaced with durable composition shingles.
Designer Nina Farmer dressed the powder room in glamorous materials, so it feels like you’re walking into a jewel box.
The enclosed porch was totally redone with heated floors and walls of glass that surround the husband in nature while he’s working.
Calming colors reign in the new master bedroom, which rests atop the kitchen addition at the rear of the house.
A pedestal tub finished in polished nickel sits on a marble mosaic floor in the master bath.
Although the living room is more formal than other spaces, its eclectic mix of styles keeps pretention at bay.
Farmer divided the living room into two seating groups to help fill its thirty-two-foot length and preserve views of the fireplace from the entry hall. The nesting coffee table can expand to fill the void and provide a game area for the children. “We didn’t want huge coffee tables that you had to circulate around at a party,” the designer says.
Architectural flourishes complement the home’s period design, while an eight-burner Lacanche range and custom hood offer serious cooking power
An heirloom Biedermeier table anchors an expansive entry hall that Farmer outfitted with art deco flourishes and a midcentury modern–style sideboard.
In the newly added family room, a linen sectional surrounds a coffee table with an upholstered top that invites you to put your feet up.
The architects wrapped the old sunporch and rear additions in ribbons of horizontal glass, but preserved the stately old steps flanking the 1911 home.
Decorative ceiling moldings add architectural interest to the relocated dining room, where Farmer covered the walls in silk and hung a chandelier inspired by the fixtures in Boston’s Symphony Hall.
The kitchen was designed for casual entertaining, with room for two families on the vinyl-topped banquette.
The main staircase echoes the geometric design of the home and incorporates the building blocks used in its construction—wood, metal, and glass. Above twinkles a welcoming crystal chandelier, one of the few truly ornate elements in the home.
The backyard and pool area echo just enough of the geometry of the home to remain harmonic, while landscaping, ornamental flowers, discreet lighting, and a welcoming cabana soften the edges of a space used frequently for entertaining and family time.
A huge slab of polished marble serves as a focal point in the living room, complementing the views of the lush backyard and acting as a counterpoint to the room’s sleek, modern design.
A Holly Hunt sofa beckons in the library, an interior room that nonetheless receives plenty of natural light.
Wood-grained Eggersmann cabinetry hides major appliances and provides contrast to the monumental marble kitchen island.
“Home-sized” windows, a bedroom balcony, and native trees help create a residential feel for a structure that intends to stand out from, not blend into, its environment.
Varied ceiling heights help define spaces throughout the home, while artwork provides color and texture. A wood panel buffed to a high gloss mirrors the custom staircase, itself a piece of functional art.
The sleek, blocky basis of the home’s abstract design is mitigated by the addition of a floating canopy, brise-soleil, and extensive plantings around the entry.
Marilyn Monroe smiles over the art deco dining room, where Parsons-style J. Robert Scott chairs surround a custom table by interior designer Manuel de Santaren.
A variety of textures is at play in the wet bar, where a mix of tile, marble, and polished wood brings warmth to the ultra-modern design.
Polished tile and marble make for a glamorous bathroom.
Dramatic veining with hints of amethyst make a custom marble sink the focus of the powder room.
High-gloss finishes and an LED fixture Elms dubbed “the ring of fire” put some shine into the living room. The deep window seat and sleeper sofa provide extra room for friends and family.
In the kitchen, the designer removed a large existing island to make room for window-side dining, and topped off the new island with a dramatic waterfall of Calacatta marble.
An encaustic work by artist Martin Kline frames the space above a custom-designed cantilevered shelf opposite the elevator in the entry hall.
The comfortable sectional in the family room was one of the first pieces chosen for the space.
The bold, hand-painted wallpaper of the dining room creates a lively first impression.
Offering a bird’s eye view of activity along the Charles River, the breakfast nook is the client’s favorite place to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Pendants from Fuse Lighting hang like tassels beside the master bed.
A favorite piece the client purchased in New Orleans finds a home in the master closet.
Designer Dee Elms revitalized existing shelving and storage in the master closet with beefy hardware and a high-gloss gray finish.
In the master bedroom, gray tones play out in a variety of textures, including the leather and chenille of the Holly Hunt chair, cashmere drapes, and high-gloss lacquer on the dresser.
A tub from Italian manufacturer Agape is deep enough for a luxurious soak
Elms kept the layout in the master bath but replaced the vanity with a custom-designed one; a skirt on the marble top creates an illusion of thick stone.
One wall of a bold floral print from Flavor Paper brightens up a daughter’s bedroom.
In order to maximize sunlight and views in every room, architectural designer Michele Foster kept the footprint narrow. To blend it into the mountain setting, she sheathed it in treated cypress that mimics the color and tone of bark and granite.
Keith Wagner’s landscape design includes lots of stone to help the structures melt into the site.
Builder Cleve Patterson says his crew spent weeks excavating rock, much of which was put to good use, like the boulder that serves as the “jumping stone” for the pool.
The kitchen’s tall windows slide into the walls, ushering in breezes and blending indoors and out.
Another boulder taken from the property became a surround for the fire pit.
Careful site selection means the buildings receive sunlight throughout the day. Having separate guest quarters above the garage, to the left of the main house, allows the owners to keep their home cozy for four, but accommodate extra visitors when necessary.
A trampoline and a chalkboard let the kids’ loft double as a playroom.
The master bath’s Dry Ice resin tub from Lightblocks is as stunning as the view.