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Just for Fun

  Joan and John McConville don’t let friends or family sleep in their waterfront pool house. “We have a guest…

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Old at Heart

  Some people can’t imagine living in anything but an old house. The thought that generations of families have climbed…

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Among Friends

  Living next door to good neighbors can come with some great perks. Sometimes it’s instant gratification; other times the…

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South End apartment designed by Nancy Serafini

Individual Style

Laura Sceppa walks everywhere: to work every day, to the coffee shop down the street, to movie theaters a few…

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Classic Back Bay townhouse entry hall

A Return to Elegance

Love at first sight” is how Boston investment manager Bob Atchinson describes his initial visit to the stately, five-story Commonwealth…

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Patrick Ahearn architect

Upside-Down Perfection

Even after designing nearly 200 houses on Martha’s Vineyard, including every house on this street overlooking South Beach outside Edgartown, architect…

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Jill Goldberg entry

Unconventional Wisdom

Fearlessly setting a mix of styles against a backdrop of bold color brings a spirit of fun to a young…

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In Grand Fashion

A homeowner and his designer conspire to bring a 1920s Tudor-style home up to date while safeguarding its fine craftsmanship…

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A Novel Approach

Stymied in their search for an old house, a best-selling author and her husband build their own version of a classic…

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Rhode Island coast cottage

Ocean Breezy

In a respectful renovation, the bones of a house inspire, rather than conspire against, the architect. In the case of…

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And the Livin’ is Easy

A good decorator knows his clients. An excellent one will do all he can to put himself in their shoes…

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Contemporary Classic

The anticipation of building a house can send the imagination soaring in all sorts of directions. To the casual observer,…

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Provincetown beach house

Dream Come True

They say timing is everything. That adage took an ironic twist when it came to Dominic and Christopher’s house hunt…

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Historic Concord Home door

Aged to Perfection

Two design pros create a cozy home that celebrates the sometimes quirky vestiges of the historic dwelling’s past. Most design…

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Star Turn

Like great actresses, houses also have to continually reinvent themselves. Born early in the last century, this grande dame on…

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