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Winter 2010 Issue

Home & Property

Best of Boston Home 2010

Let’s face it: Construction and renovation are not for the faint of heart. Unless, that is, you’ve got expert guidance on your side. That’s where the Best of Boston Home comes in.


BrightBuilt Barn

How the quest for a home office became an adventure in extreme green

The Enlightenment

A Charlestown metalworking shop illuminates some of the region’s grandest spaces.

Upward Bound

A duo with diverging tastes learns to marry tradition and modernity in a South End townhouse.

Paradigm Shift

Five years after expanding a suburban couple’s modern home, architects Sheila Kennedy and J. Frano Violich return to add an unconventional finishing touch.

Wide Open Spaces

An urban family finds room to sprawl out in the country.

Design pro Susannah Haesche longs for vintage Swiss prints.

As Boston Home‘s art director, Susannah Haesche knows design. Now she’s moving to New York for a dream job at O magazine—and there are two […]

John Hong and Jinhee Park, the duo behind Cambridge’s Single Speed Design, bring a simple but ambitious approach to sustainable architecture.

Boston Home: Why Boston?JH: Like a lot of young designers, we met at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jinhee was finishing her master’s when we […]

Russ Gerard’s new SoWa gallery combines art, architecture, and science.

The 17th-century “cabinet of curiosities”—a display case filled with outlandish knickknacks—has been revived everywhere from Pottery Barn to local boutiques. Gurari Collections owner Russ Gerard, […]

A husband-and-wife design team outfits the family home with found objects and vintage décor.

“How many times can i say the words ‘yard sale’?” asks John Meyers. The answer: a lot. He and his wife, Linda, partners in the […]

The historic city’s glass panes highlight three centuries of architectural evolution.

Founded in 1626 (that’s four years before the Puritans settled Boston), the city of Salem is a history buff’s dream. Visitors may flock to the […]

Home Design

BrightBuilt Barn

How the quest for a home office became an adventure in extreme green