Cragmere

ME0980_1_CC_3 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar At Home on the Cliffs Photographed by Steve Rubicam New landscaping aimed to replicate the home’s original era and echo the coastal features. Cragmere now sits on 1.4 acres of lawn and gardens. The house provides views of the ocean, plus the Boon Island and Nubble lighthouses. New decking made of ipe, an extremely hard wood, was cut to fit around the stonework. A 25-foot-high entry foyer features the original stone fireplace and staircase. The designer stripped the latter to better expose...

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Round Island

Round_Island Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Historic Property Gets a New Lease on Life Round Island, just off the coast of Portsmouth’s South End, is now a year-round residence for the Lassens. Photographed by Rob KarosisProduced by Marsha Jusczak   Before the renovations, the roof of the old New Englander was starting to collapse.   Walking through Portsmouth’s South End, it is hard to imagine this New Hampshire area was once declared a slum and that many of the antique homes were to be demolished. In the...

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Simply Elegant

Onthank_LivingroomOverall Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Restoring a 1910 Craftsman Home Photographed by Eric RothThe reception hall features natural woodwork, coffered ceilings, and original stained glass windows. A grand piano and ocean view provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining.     This 1910 Craftsman showcases the natural beauty of local resources and celebrates the craftsmanship and creativity of the artisans of yesterday and today.     Subtle faux painting of the ceiling in the formal dining room softens the room, allowing the view to take center stage.  

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Worth the Wait

Archibald_LvRm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Rye couple hits a home run with their rebuilt beach house Written by Crystal Ward Kent Photographed by Greg West Produced by Marsha Jusczak The cozy living room is set off by white columns rather than walls so family activities can flow easily from one space to another.     Tom and Barbara enjoy cozy lunches at the L-shaped island.     The bar is convenient to kitchen, dining room, and living area for handy access when the Archibalds entertain.  

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An Eclectic Vision

1011featuredhome6 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Blending cultures in a seaside home The cupola is almost 40 feet from the ground and features an inlaid compass that orients the home to the East. Photographed by James R. Salomon In the summer porch, curtains blow gently in the breeze. Vintage 1940s bamboo chairs surrounding a small breakfast table hearken back to summer camps along the coast of Maine   A mid nineteenth-century Burmese Buddha lends an air of serenity to the living room, which offers plenty of comfortable seating...

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Retro Style

Flop_Retro-Kitchen_2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A COZY COTTAGE FROM FLEA MARKET FINDS Photographed by James R. Salomon Above: A collection of barbeque trays from the 1950s and 1960s are hung along the wall next to a painted hutch housing vintage glasses and dishware. The chrome dining table, discovered at a flea market in Rowley, adds to the feeling of a fun and funky beach house. Within walking distance of downtown Ogunquit, yet surrounded by woods, the summer cottage is in the perfect location for both fun and...

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Rooms with A View

Greg_West_Yrk2010-1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Greg West, Produced by Marsha Jusczak Above: After selecting a leather sectional for the family room, designer Barbara Vaughn realized large furniture wouldn’t fit up the existing staircase. “It ended up being quite an experience because we had to remove the windows and move the furniture in,” she says. HIGHLIGHTS OF OLD YORK'S 2010 DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE When the Museums of Old York chose the 2010 Decorator Show House, they knew they had a good shot at success. Twin Cottage...

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A Colorful Collaboration

Seaglass3-B Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Nat Rea Two Designers Bring "Artisanal Style" to a Community Clubhouse Corporate interior design is not often thought of as vibrant, bold and energetic. For many of us, the term evokes images of beige walls, neutral carpet and unremarkable artwork designed to ensure that no one client, visitor or employee finds the surroundings distasteful. But then, few of us have ever seen a corporate interior designed by Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs and Stephanie Morrison of Morr Interiors. The...

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Zen on the Beach

Zen_Kitchen_72dpiRGB_ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Rob Karosis After a challenging design and construction process, this modern home has become a serene sanctuary showcasing the homeowners’ treasured art collection. Copper trim protects the home from harsh winds and inclement weather.     Nestled on the beach like a great galleon ready to head out to sea is a home that exemplifies simplicity and tranquility. The homeowners are a couple who are passionate about coastal living and the art and aesthetics of the Far East. Exquisitely crafted, traditional...

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On the Town

onthetown Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Greg West - Produced by Marsha Jusczak   Condo living blends past and present in historic Portsmouth The living room invites relaxation with its cozy furniture and gas fireplace. Cherry bookcases fill one wall, while convenient storage is built in below. A leopard print ottoman adds a touch of fun. Peggy’s striking foyer features diamonds of black and pine. The dark squares are pine stained black to give the entrance hall a consistent overall texture.            

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A Seaside Retreat

CoastalHomeHP3 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar SPLENDID VIEWS MAKE THIS HOUSE A DELIGHT The walls of the dining area are covered in grass cloth, a natural fiber that mimics the look and feel of the dune grasses outside the window in Plaice Cove. All Photographs by Rob Karosis Plaice Cove is one of many small, sheltered bays along the seacoast in New Hampshire. With a secluded beach surrounded by a rocky shoreline, it is the perfect place to spend the summer or to just get away from the...

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Serendipity or Destiny?

Shipman specified three plants each of three species of Hemerocallis (Daylily)—Hemerocallis flava, Hemerocallis thunbergii and Hemerocallis ‘Mrs. W.H. Wyman’—in eight corners of the Griffiths’ garden. The density of the plants in those small sections reflect the challenges faced by the Hamiltons and Duncan in restoring the Shipman garden. Not only did it take the Hamiltons months of research to locate the precise daylilies, the plants themselves barely fit the area. According to the plan, one inch equals four feet, and Shipman called for nine daylilies within a four-foot area. Anyone familiar with the aggressive growth habit of daylilies will appreciate the tight fit. Yet Bob has been steadfast in remaining true to Shipman’s specifications, despite the challenges: if the plan calls for nine plants in four feet, then nine plants it is. “Does it work?” Bob asks. “Yes. Who are we to say that it doesn’t?” Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar The Unexpected discovery of a Historic GardenPhotographed by joseph St.PierreProduced by Marsha JusczakGrim is not a word often used to describe a garden, let alone a garden designed by Ellen Shipman, one of the first female landscape architects in the United States. But that is how Joyce Hamilton described her first encounter with the Shipman garden that she and her husband Robert (Bob) were about to purchase.The Hamiltons were combing the coast of New Hampshire in the spring of 2000 looking...

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A Tale of Two Spaces

Off to one side of the hallway, Dan’s office is both a relaxing haven and a workspace. The handsome desk is handcrafted of Cuban mahogany and features inlays of ebony. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Tale of Two SpacesWith today’s condos, a distinctive new lifestyle has arrivedWritten by Crystal Ward KentPhotographed by Greg WestProduced and Styled by Marsha JusczakSunset streaks the western sky with gold and pink, the colors reflected in the fast-flowing Piscataqua River. At the same time, lights along the waterfront come on, creating a glittering display against the deepening dusk. On Badger’s Island in Kittery, Maine, Betty and Jim LaBranche watch the setting sun from their condo, while on the Portsmouth, New...

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Coming Home

With a bluestone patio, radiant flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows, the four-season porch is the perfect place to look out onto the snow-covered lawn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar an old barn inspires a new home for an extended family  Photographed by Rob KarosisDesign DetailsArchitect:Rob WhittenWhitten Architects207 774-0111, whittenarchitects.comBuilder:Larry Wagner (retired)Eider Construction, 207-883-0157In New England vernacular architecture, the connected farmstead is characterized by the linking of house to barn. It is unique, not only because of the physical relationship, but because the architectural style of the house extends to the barn. The contemporary farmhouse designed by architect Rob Whitten of Whitten Architects in Portland, Maine, and custom-built...

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays, Perkins Cove Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Making Memories on Coastal Maine Written by Crystal Ward KentPhotographed by Greg WestProduced by Marsha JusczakChristmas on the coast of Maine conjures up a flurry of impressions—the scent of balsam mingling with salt air, snow-covered rocks, and the shimmer of lights on water. Christmas in the home of Mary Kett and her husband Alden Bianchi is all of these things and much more—for each Christmas is a poignant reminder of Mary’s joy at being alive.“In 2007, not long after we started building...

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