Upward Bound

Renovations, like relationships, are a series of compromises—so it’s safe to say that Steve Naha and Vincenzo Scibelli are experts at meeting in the middle. […]

Paradigm Shift

It’s not every day that designers get to mix bales of hay and molten metal. But when a couple in the western suburbs needed a barn […]

Take Two

Fall Home Design: Take Two

While owners looking to expand their home—or even simply to modernize it—may be tempted to rebuild from the ground up, these local case studies show how you can create a dream house (and keep the local zoning board happy) by thinking inside the box.


ISO a Condo

Hi. Look, we need to talk. As per our agreement, I’m doing our shopping for us. I’m out there everyday looking at condos and spending […]

Home Design: The New Cozy

With “going out” and “getting away” feeling like relics of a more carefree era, today’s homeowners are creating all-inclusive retreats within their own four walls.


Design Salon Boston

This week we were invited to speak to an extraordinary group of women. Called the Design Salon Boston, this informal organization brings together interior designers, […]

Collected Wisdom: Lexington

Thirty-five years ago, Christina and George Gamota’s suburban New Jersey house was splashed across the pages of Glamour magazine. The 1970s abode was decked out […]

Sea and Be Seen

If the weather is warm, you’ll find Lauren Norton on Cape Ann. The Cantabrigian has spent almost every summer here since 1967, perfecting her tennis […]


Bostonista Goes Cowhide

You can’t swing a dead cat without seeing a cowhide rug in a magazine these days. Maybe the frenzy is the designer’s response to the […]

Best Places to Live 2009

Our annual guide to Hub real estate spotlights the lucky towns emerging from the market crash with their values intact. Plus: The smart buys for those still shopping, and sanity-saving tips for those staying put.

Home & Property

Best of Boston Home 2009

The premier designers, contractors, shops, and more, in Boston and beyond.

Inside the Box

Every winter for the last decade, Bostonians Mark Garber and Vaughn Miller have driven to Vermont with skis strapped to their roof, carting duffel bags […]

Lofty Expectations

A 2004 New Yorker story describing the gentrification of South Boston so  intrigued Michelle Oliver that she yearned for a neighborhood brick-and-beam loft of her […]

Industrial Strength

The exterior is anonymous. Framed by an old metal fence and unchecked weeds, its nondescript brick walls reveal little, save for a faded mural of […]

Triple Take

WILKES PASSAGE 1313 Washington St., Boston Built in 2002, the seven-story condo building contains 159 units. Who He Is: Jeremiah Eck What He Does: He’s […]