Stacy Kunstel

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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Classic on Cape Cod

True, it’s a well-used adage, but sometimes the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree. Architect Richard Wills, like…

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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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At Home in the Country

Every interior designer seeks to make a “house” into a “home,” but the decades-long relationship between designer Trudy Dujardin and client Jill Jordon is so deep and trusting, it takes that concept to an especially detailed level, right down to selecting the flowers on the table and arranging treasured keepsakes on bookshelves.

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An Elegant Georgian-Style Home in New Canaan, Connecticut

With its white clapboard and dark shutters, this Georgian-style house in the picture-perfect town of New Canaan is the quintessence of Yankee rectitude. But some pleasant surprises await inside, in an interior design that reflects the personalities and

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Beauty Mark

Don’t underestimate pretty. The word may have its detractors, but for Marisa Vara Arredondo, there couldn’t be a better description of her new Greenwich townhome—which also happens to be the place where she successfully launched her business: Phace Bioactive, a pH-balanced skin-

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A Boston Brownstone Gets a Thoughtful Renovation

That classic tune about how you can’t hurry love holds true in design, too. When it comes to long-lasting domestic…

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Mountain Makeover

“Who knew?” asks Kerry Berchem, as she smiles and recalls how the modest renovation she and her husband, Craig Goos,…

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Coastal Glam in Southport

When life gives you lemons… you know how the rest goes. Truer words were never spoken when it comes to designer Mindy Schwarz’s home in the coastal hamlet of Southport. At 1,800 square feet, the cozy house is the

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An Updated Greek Revival in Edgartown

Seduced by Martha’a Vineyard’s salty breezes and serene lifestyle, a pair of West Coast executives started spending time on the…

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Timeless Nautical Style on Cape Cod

Giving a home the nautical treatment is a delicate maneuver. One too many anchors or portholes and you’ll most certainly go overboard. A nautical theme done well is as thoughtful and subtle as it is tongue-in-cheek. It’s

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A Fresh Spin on a Traditional Colonial Spec House

Serenity is often in the eye of the beholder: for many, a stately colonial-style home on a peaceful New England lane would be the epitome of rest and relaxation,

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A Colonial-Era House Gets a Make-Over

Any other buyer might have taken one look at the old, long-neglected saltbox and declared it a teardown. Robert Graham and Robert Deyber, however,

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