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Attention to Detail in Suburban Boston

A colonial revival beauty located west of Boston is restored, from the inside out, to all its nineteenth-century magnificence. Wait until you see the interior millwork.

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A Classic Suburban Boston Home Updated for Modern Living

A host of nineteenth-century architectural details make a beautiful backdrop for a designer’s bold, contemporary vision.

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A Vermont Ski House for the Whole Family

Tucked into the side of Stratton Mountain in Vermont, this house makes it easy for a family to indulge their passion for skiing.

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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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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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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

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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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Life Made Simple: 5 Keys to Crafting Your Modern Farmhouse

There is a distinguished charm in a life made simple. Imagine a sun-drenched room, a wide front porch with a few simple chairs where family and friends gather just to talk, laugh, and share a cool drink. These images transport us

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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 living…

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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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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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A Historic Home Built in 1776

Its very age—the house was built in 1776—gives this dwelling its provenance. Imagine the conversations that have taken place in these same rooms, in the glow of the same hearth, to the tune of the same

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Traditional New England Style in Ridgefield, Connecticut

When the new owner of this Ridgefield house relocated to California after college, her plan was to stay for a year. “Then I met my husband, Eric,” Amy remembers, “and I thought, ‘This

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A Classic Cape-Style Home Reimagined

John and his wife, Annmarie, had been searching for a new home for months. Having given up on finding a lot on which to build, John found himself in Boxford, Massachusetts, standing at the door of yet another colonial, yet

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A Historic Home in Brookline Gets a Fresh Look

The old house was down but not out. For starters, it was in very good company. It sat on a…

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