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.
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
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
“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
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
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.
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
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
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