Massachusetts

A Colorful Beach Guesthouse

The colors of sea and sky make a splash in a charming guesthouse on the South Coast of Massachusetts.

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A Historic Home in Brookline Gets a Fresh Update

A renovation plays up the graceful architectural details of an old Boston-
area house and introduces a fresh, contemporary vibe to the interiors.

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Tour a Contemporary Home in Brookline

For all its abstract, sculptural looks, a Brookline, Massachusetts, house is skillfully attuned to its venerable neighborhood.

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A Bold Move

A dad with a sense of adventure and a designer unafraid to make a splash team up on a Boston condo that even the kids think is pretty cool.

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Tour The Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts

If you want to stand—or sleep, or eat homemade granola—at the crossroads of American literary and revolutionary history, there’s probably no better place to do it than the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts. The bed-and-breakfast sits on former farmland owned in turn by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, and

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Kathleen Tillett’s Personality-Filled Home

The towering open shelf in Kathleen Tillett’s loft is a storyboard and a shrine, a celebration of objects ordinary and…

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Contemporary on Nantucket

For nearly four decades, a Southern couple summered in a modest cottage on Nantucket’s windswept shore. Nestled alongside grass-covered dunes…

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Shop Visit: Florijn Home

Shopping—perhaps with a stop for lunch—in tony Wellesley, Massachusetts, has long been a favorite pastime. The charming downtown is chock-full of interesting stores. For design aficionados, the first stop is always Florijn Home, right in the middle of the action on Central

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The Joy of the Outdoors

Radical Chic At first glance, this expansive Nantucket property had everything its new owners needed. Still, a bit of tweaking was in order. The pool sat in a sunken area tucked between the home and the pool house, leaving no space at the rear of the house for the outdoor kitchen and spa the couple wanted. Front landscaping consisted of little more than a shell driveway and a lawn. Landscape

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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

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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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Light and Bright in Harwich Port

The homeowners visited close friends in Harwich Port over many summers, so they got to know the neighborhood well. As boaters, the couple and their (now college-age) daughter appreciated having several marinas nearby; they enjoyed the town, the beaches—and the sense of community. The village of Harwich

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A Glamorous Carriage House on Boston’s North Shore

They weren’t really house-hunting. But when a retired couple from Boston’s North Shore took one look at this condominium in…

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How to Choose a Wood Floor That Stands the Test of Time (and Style)

  If you’re currently in the process of choosing wood flooring for your home, Mac Davis, owner of Mac Davis…

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Mix and Match: A Classic Craftsman with a Modern Addition

What if we lived in a world of and instead of but? That’s the world in which Adolfo Perez, architect, and Nathalie Ducrest, designer, created this Brookline,

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