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Home at Last

It all started with mushrooms. Not the real thing, but a magazine spread about the edible fungi that caught Michele…

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Charlotte Barnes exterior

Welcome Home

For half a century, this three-story house had operated as the Spray Cliff Inn, hosting legions of happy guests. There…

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Dressed to Impress

There’s an old adage that says you only get one chance to make a first impression. But when it comes…

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All That Matters

Cleaning out a closet—shedding the gaudy Hawaiian shirt you never wore and those outdated shoes—is one thing. Editing years of acquired…

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Dolores Halpern cottage

Seaside Sanctuary

  The famed decorator Mark Hampton once wrote that the “concerns of decorating” may appear frivolous and vain to some,…

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Hyatt ceiling

Massachusetts Gothic

  Carole and Gordon Hyatt have an adventurous streak. Their careers—his as a documentary filmmaker and hers as an expert…

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Pamela Gaylin Ryder Interiors front of house

View Finder

  Feathers ruffle easily on the Cape when folks mess with old ship captains’ homes—no matter how sea-worn those houses…

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Everything Old is New Again

  Recapturing the feel of an old fishing cottage where every nook and cranny, every creak and squeak, are known…

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Magic Formula

  You can’t define it. Still, you sense it when it’s happened. There’s an alchemy that makes a house stand…

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Singular Sensation

Frank Anton’s first few days on Nantucket left him wondering why his wife-to-be, Georgine, so loved the island. “It was…

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Malcolm Rogers exterior

All is Calm

“When the light catches their wings,” says Malcolm Rogers, referring to some energetic little creatures that flit about his two-story, white-clapboard home, “it’s as if you can see them moving.”

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Arrangements in Gray and White

  A gray mist holds just above the thawing ground on this chilly spring morning in New England. Coffee in…

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Family First

A stylish and colorful revamping of a gracious Greenwich home gives a happy couple just the environment they imagined for…

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Modern Movement

Bonny and Joe Bob Edwards found much to love in the traditional, colonial-style house they bought when they moved from…

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An Affair to Remember

Chemistry or chance—does it matter? Whatever the reason, a good relationship is gold. In romance or otherwise, when it clicks…

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