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Kitchen renovation in Brookline
Posted Apr 28 at 10:44 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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6 Magnificent Makeovers: Clutter Contained Cutting Edge Homes When the chaotic and cumbersome kitchen of a top-floor condo in Brookline was crying out for an overhaul, Cutting Edge Homes answered its call. The fine homebuilder and remodeler reworked the cooking area, entry hall and surrounding closets to trade the disjointed layout for an open-concept plan that isn’t cut off from the home’s other...
Architectural design firm in New England
Posted Apr 27 at 4:12 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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6 Magnificent Makeovers: Decked Out Architectural Design, Inc. For a two-phase renovation of a Chatham home on an enviable seaside lot, Architectural Design first launched a full gut rehab of the Cape Cod house, and two years or so later, collaborated on the addition of a front porch, as well as a sweeping deck makeover on the surf-facing exterior façade. Together with the owners and landscape...
Design Construction Renovation Home in Martha's Vineyard
Posted Apr 27 at 3:36 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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6 Magnificent Makeovers: South Water Street Roots Colonial Reproductions Martha’s Vineyard’s Colonial Reproductions had its own set of unique challenges when renovating a historic harbor-side home on South Water Street, one of Edgartown’s most prestigious streets. In this scenario, the quandary took the form of a picturesque pagoda tree, purported to be brought to the island as a seedling by...
high-end master bedroom renovation makeover
Posted Apr 27 at 2:49 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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6 Magnificent Makeovers: Master(ful!) Bedroom FBN Construction When a bedroom in a high-end suburban subdivision needed to be elevated from its lackluster status, FBN Construction was called upon to add both interest and a sense of grandeur to the large yet oddly confining master suite. Today, the suite is virtually unrecognizable. A walnut floor, in lieu of carpet, brings cohesion and polish...
renovation design build and restoration in Cape Cod
Posted Apr 27 at 2:33 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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6 Magnificent Makeovers: Room with a View Longfellow Design Build For a current demo and redesign of a Cape Cod home, Longfellow Design Build removed an interior wall and rethought the home’s window placement. For homes on the Cape, and in New England in general, “light is so important,” maintains the Cape Cod architect and builder. “The careful positioning of windows, skylights and doors can...
kitchen makeovers and renovation in New England
Posted Apr 27 at 2:21 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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6 Magnificent Makeovers: Kitchen Sophisticate Essex Restoration While it’s true Boston’s Back Bay has a distinctive, old-world charm, the homeowners of a Marlborough Street condo didn’t want their kitchen to look like a thing of the past. They called upon Essex Restoration to contemporize their former utilitarian galley kitchen and make it an attractive and integral part of a larger aesthetic....
Nantucket Interior Design
Posted Apr 18 at 1:28 PM in Inspiring by Carly Stewart
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Bringing the culinary arts to the heart of the island’s historic district, the 1850s building on Federal Street was acquired by Remain Nantucket and leased to Joy and Greg Margolis. The building required a complete repair with an addition to the kitchen and dining room due to its existing condition. Nantucket Looms’ design team of Liz Winship and Mary Beth Ferro worked closely with the architects...
High end coastal homes in New England
Posted Apr 11 at 4:41 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Overlooking a rolling beachside fairway in one direction and a small harbor in another, a new construction by CM Ragusa Builders channels its exceptional vantage at every pass. “It’s a great spot,” says Principal Chris Ragusa, with a landscape that changes not only with the seasons but with the tides. The distinctive estate, designed by Scott Fiorentino of Fiorentino Group Architects, has...
Classic New England Luxury Homes and design
Posted Apr 11 at 4:02 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Before a client moved from a city penthouse to an expansive 8,000-square-foot Brookline historic home where they would raise their young family, The Lagassé Group was enlisted to give an 1850s traditional home a glamorous—and substantial—interior renovation. The home had been blessed with a few additions at one other point in time, explains Kevin Lagassé, Executive Vice President of The Lagassé...
New England Classic home design construction architecture
Posted Apr 11 at 10:28 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
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Constructed by Kistler & Knapp Builders and designed by Battle Associates Architects, this stunning Shingle Style home in Wellesley is 10 years old, but it looks as if it could have been completed yesterday. That, of course, is exactly the point of timeless architecture; its design is as alluring today as it will be tomorrow. This particular home actually extends back beyond 10 years, and...

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