Alyssa Giacobbe'S latest stories

Lights! Camera! Newton?

How a tony Boston suburb became one of the most important towns in show biz.

Lofty Ideals

How a couple turned a downtrodden Natick lot into an artsy, open paradise.

A Modern Family Home in Roslindale

Could this architect couple build their own dream house?

Ducduc Children's Furniture Is Built to Last

Modern furniture is made the old-fashioned way in Connecticut.

Lighting the Way

Northeast Lantern hand-builds fixtures guaranteed to last.

Make a Night of It

Creative excursions for every kind of bachelor and bachelorette.

Jamaica Plain No More

Equal parts old and new, a 19th-century Victorian came together quite simply.

High Style in the North End

A 1,500-square-foot urban retreat blends old-world décor with new-world luxury.

House of Stone

A modern masterpiece on Martha's Vineyard gets set in concrete.

Vintage Beauty

Quirky collectibles and fresh, modern design collide in a South End brownstone.