Rachel Slade

Study Room

DOES EVERY ARCHITECT DREAM of designing a tree house? Do they all hope to create a tiny, quirky building in the woods without plumbing, a place where a person could just sit and ponder? Eric Thompson did. Though the Columbus,…

From Medford With Love

STUNNING LOCAL EXAMPLE of midcentury style, or a vintage movie set? We thought the latter, and convinced proud homeowners Scarlett Bartlett and Adrian Gill to star in our imaginary spy thriller. Double Agent Bartlett approaches the compound to receive her…

Living Large

Pahk the Cah — For $350KLife just keeps getting tougher for Back Bay die-hards, as ex-suburbanites pour into the city with their pedigreed dogs and black BMWs. So when circling the block for three hours after a hard day’s work…

Living Large

Photograph by Boston Virtual Imaging On the MarketMaybe you were low on cash in 1967. Or perhaps you couldn’t stomach a bidding war with the daughter of a Michigan lumber kingpin. Fortunately for you, good things come to those who…

Living Large

On the MarketPresident Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard rental (owned by Republican timber-and-corrugated-box king William Van Devender) is on the block for $23.7 million. That means the first family will have to make that age-old choice: Do we rent elsewhere or start…

The Closer

TRACY CAMPION DIGS IN HER BAG for the keys to a pristine, $4.5 million Back Bay townhouse. It’s something she’s done roughly 15 times a day over the past 25 years, which adds up to something like 130,000 frenzied searches….