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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.


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Palettes: Full Bloom

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

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Green Undercover

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

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Mighty Rich

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

Also In This Issue

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Found Art: Night Light

Check out Potato Power by Caleb Charland.


Editors' Picks: Natural Selection

Signs of spring are everywhere.

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Spaces: Decked Out

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

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

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Accents: Work Wonders

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

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A Perfect Ten: Umbrellas

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

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Weekender: Vienna

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

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Landmark: Somerville's Prospect Hill Tower

The castle-like construction still stands strong.

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Treasure: Pretty Powerful

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