Three Pitch-Perfect Home Additions

We love our older homes, but sometimes we need a contemporary touch. Here are three projects that show how beautifully traditional houses can accommodate a few bold, new moves.


Living Large

Patrick Ahearn Architect designs a multi-use, work-hard-and-play-hard Carlisle homestead.


Palettes: Full Bloom

Inspired by spring fleurs, three local designers create mood boards for enchanting three-season rooms.

Green Undercover

ZeroEnergy Design creates an eco-friendly home that fits right into a traditional Wellesley neighborhood.

Mighty Rich

A closer look at Waypoint, chef Michael Scelfo’s newest venue.

Also In This Issue

Found Art: Night Light

Check out Potato Power by Caleb Charland.

Editors' Picks: Natural Selection

Signs of spring are everywhere.

Spaces: Decked Out

Jeremy Jih’s bold rooftop landscape combines ancient joinery with ultramodern fabrication methods.


Where to go and what to read for your spring design fix.

Accents: Work Wonders

Finished with natural wood and gleaming metals, these covetable desktop accessories are warm additions to any home office.

A Perfect Ten: Umbrellas

When the heavens open up, so will these functional beauties.

Weekender: Vienna

Plan your trip for spring, when grand imperial parks burst into bloom.

Landmark: Somerville's Prospect Hill Tower

The castle-like construction still stands strong.

Treasure: Pretty Powerful

Political activist Barbara Lee shares a vintage purse with an inspiring message.