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Saving Grace

Three centuries ago, a man built a stately house—a mark of his success as a ship’s captain—on Martha’s Vineyard. It…

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Sweeping Beauty

Some people say architect Philip Johnson faked the tears he shed upon seeing Spain’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for the first…

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Fresh Air

Buildable lots rarely become available in Nantucket’s Brant Point, the idyllic, highly sought-after area known for the historic lighthouse that…

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Gothic Novel

A sweet brick cottage for one becomes a grand home for two with-out losing an ounce of its charm. Twenty…

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Continental Drift

  So many of us have a vision of the kind of house we’d like to build. It may be…

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A Home of Her Own

A talented client and her architect transform a lack-luster ranch into a camera ready space for the next phase of…

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Katie Rosenfeld

Love at First Site

A casual Internet click leads to a made-in-heaven match between a homeowner and the perfect designer for her suburban Boston…

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Jocelyn Chiappone

Let There be Bright

To hear Jocelyn Chiappone tell it, it was like walking into a war zone. Exposed wires protruded from walls. Chunks…

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Kindred Spirits

Linen, silk, and gossamer wings aside, there is nothing more finely woven than the mother-daughter relationship. When it’s good it’s…

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A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi: A Designer’s Home in Sharon, Connecticut

Had it been an igloo,a yurt, or a cave it still would have ended up looking like a million dollars….

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Cinderella Story: New Hampshire Farm House Renovation

One shudders to imagine it: a wild sky, a fierce zigzag of lightning, and a barn in New Hampshire’s lovely…

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House Proud: A Georgian Revival in West Newton, Massachusetts

Two additions to an historic suburban-Boston home introduce a lighthearted, family-friendly vibe but don’t diminish its inherent dignity a bit.

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Storybook Ending

A gentle revamping holds on to the best of the past while forging a fresh look and feel for a well-loved old house.

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Time & Again: A Georgian Home Revival

The original architect and a tried-and-true decorator team up to renovate a late 1980s Georgian Revival. After a quarter-century, what house doesn’t need a little work?

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Personal Best

Susanna Salk’s own Lake Waramaug home stands as the perfect illustration of the breezy, eclectic approach this style maven has long espoused.

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