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The Spiral Staircase of Your Dreams Exists in Beacon Hill

This massive, more than 14,000-square-foot townhouse for sale in Beacon Hill is an architectural marvel. The crown jewel of the Federal-style manse, though, is its grand […]

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Designing a Long Loft in the South End

Nader Tehrani and Cristina Parreño employ a sophisticated architectural scheme in Tehrani’s South End home, which once served as his design firm’s headquarters.

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Venetian Dream: SRV’s Interior Design

The region’s finest restaurants have plenty to teach us about interior design. Here, we take a closer look at SRV, an Italian bacaro in the South End helmed by cochefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell.

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Landmark: The Cutler Majestic Theatre

Where Beaux-Arts architecture takes center stage.

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Genius Squared: A Midcentury Modern Home Makeover in Cambridge

A family respectfully renovates a former trucking garage turned modern home originally designed by renowned architect Paul Rudolph.

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Experience Compact Living Firsthand at BSA Space

Instead of a city growing in luxury condo towers, picture a new type of development springing up—one that’s marketing awfully small living spaces. They offer kitchens that are mere steps […]

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A Look at Massachusetts’ Midcentury Modern Libraries

Libraries have been invaluable and ever-efficient palaces of knowledge for centuries. It’s fitting, then, (and maybe a little meta) that these photos depicting Massachusetts public library designs of the 1960s […]

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Downtown Boston Has Become One of the State’s Most Endangered Historic Resources

If you’re afraid downtown Boston is losing its character, consider your fears confirmed. Preservation Massachusetts has released its annual list of historic properties and places that […]

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New Architectural Lights Will Debut at City Hall This Month

Let there be light in City Hall Plaza. The new architectural lighting installation planned for Boston’s beloved Brutalist building will debut this month at an event […]

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There’s Only One Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Massachusetts

Frank Lloyd Wright’s bold approach to architecture has kept him at the forefront of the trade, even almost 60 years after his death. His exquisite homes, museums, offices, and […]

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Meet the Design Firm with a Hot Pink Chicken Coop Outside Its Office

Sasaki Associates knows a thing or two about urban agriculture. The Watertown-based global design firm installed more than 100 vegetable garden crates in its parking lot last year. […]

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What It’s Like to Build Boston’s Doors

Breathtaking brownstones and brick beauties line many of Boston’s historic streets. Yet, the iconic double-leaf doors providing entrances to them are a marvel of their own. A surprising […]

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The Anatomy of a Three-Decker

The ubiquitous dwelling known as a three-decker (or a triple-decker, depending on who you ask) sprang up during the 19th century and never left. Their familiar economical […]

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Happy Birthday, Charles Bulfinch!

Modern-day Boston would look drastically different if it weren’t for Charles Bulfinch, born today in 1763. Bulfinch was a Bostonian in every sense of the word. He […]

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From Churches to Condos

1. The Lucas 136 Shawmut Avenue, Boston Year built: 1874 Prices: Ranging from about $600,000 to $4 million per unit Unit sizes: 650 to 3,500 square feet The awe-inspiring 19th-century Holy […]