A Room With A View

April 24, 2014

Adams + Beasley

This comprehensive interior renovation by Adams + Beasley Associates of a 2,000 square foot penthouse condominium in Boston consisted of a main living and kitchen area, two bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms. Located on the sixteenth floor of a Back Bay mixed-use building with panoramic views overlooking the Boston Common and Public Garden, beyond to the Charles River and across to the Financial District, the main design driver was to maintain and maximize these views in every room....READ MORE

Donations Needed to Renovate Homes for Boston Marathon Survivors

April 23, 2014

Renovate for Recovery

The Annual Boston Marathon was held on Monday, April 21st. This year’s race was marked by remembrances of the bombings one year ago. While the race brought us resilience and strength, there’s still a long road to recovery for the survivors.

Several of those badly injured in the bombings are in need of home renovations that will make accessibility easier. The Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance (BSAA) committee Renovate for Recovery is already assisting in the adaptation of seven homes by creating accessible bathrooms, stairs, entryways, kitchens, and more.

The goal of Renovate for Recovery is to deliver these projects with fully donated goods and services. Three projects have already been completed, with four projects still in the design process and in need of donations of labor and materials. 

Below is list of projects in process, the donations needed per project and how you can get involved...READ MORE

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Vertical Focal Points

April 23, 2014

Techo-Bloc

Techo-Bloc

Designing your outdoor landscape expands beyond cladding the ground with something beautiful; it’s about creating depth of field and dimension with the use of vertical elements. Wall systems provide the ability to add dimension and architectural interest to an otherwise ordinary landscape. They are used to build and frame raised patios and stairways, support garden beds and form many different outdoor spaces...READ MORE

Historic Mansion in Newton Maintains Victorian Detailing

April 22, 2014

Architectural Elements

A historic mansion remodel in Newton required expert period detailing. Moulded products were needed to recreate the high standards of ornamentation, particularity that which is expected of classic, turn-of-the-century Victorian homes...READ MORE

Featured Project: Earl Major Estate in Newton

April 17, 2014

Dan K. Gordon

When Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects arrived at the Earl Major Estate in Newton, the landscape had fallen into disrepair and the steeply sloped landscape was overgrown. As lead design consultant for all site improvements, the final result is a stunning landscape that looks like it has always been there...READ MORE

Trends Magazine Features Kitchen Design by Wilson Kelsey Design

April 17, 2014

Wilson Kelsey Design Kitchen After

Trends Magazine has featured another beautiful kitchen designed by Wilson Kelsey DesignThe project was for a couple that moved from Boston to Newburyport to raise their family. The couple wanted to bring the modernity of a city to their country home, while respecting still respecting the architecture of their 1920’s Colonial home...READ MORE

Featured Project: Edgartown Renovation/Restoration

April 9, 2014

Patrick Ahearn Architect

Patrick Ahearn Architect renovated/restored a vintage caption’s house located along the Edgartown Harbor on South Water Street. The total renovation/restoration began with lifting the original 1883 house and relocating the original form on a new brick veneered foundation. All exterior approvals had to be obtained from the Historic District Commission. The recently completed restoration was complex. The house has been heavily modified over the years. Most of the original interior and exterior detail was either removed or significantly modified and as of last year, only the basic massing of the house was intact...READ MORE

Classic Goes Contemporary

April 9, 2014

CH Newton Builders

C.H. Newton Builders

Think you can judge a book by its cover? Think again. Traditional Shingle Style exteriors reveal ultra modern interiors.

For a region that’s as liberal as it is politically, the Northeast couldn’t be more conservative architecturally says Marcus Gleysteen of Marcus Gleysteen Architects. Perhaps that’s why classic Shingle Style homes—revered as the first modern American house style—are every bit as desirable as they were during the late 1800s, when they were first constructed as summer “cottages” and country getaways for the well-to-do...READ MORE

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