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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Cultivating Delight

Alan Collachicco and William Towne Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Byfield Couple Creates a Garden with Soul Written by Lynn Felici-GallantPhotographed by Joseph St.PierreProduced by Marsha JusczakThere are exquisitely designed gardens, and gardens for plant connoisseurs, but rarely does one encounter a garden with soul. Alan Collachicco and William (Bill) Towne have created such a garden.Hidden in an unassuming neighborhood in the heart of Byfield, Massachusetts, Alan and Bill have, for the past eleven years, devoted nearly all of their personal time and talents to creating an oasis of such beauty and...

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Living The Craft

Cherry built in kitchen cabinets take advantage of every nook and cranny, offering plenty of storage space. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar The Home of Master Furniture Maker Thomas Moser Displays the Same Craftsmanship, Attention to Detail and Timelessness that Exemplify His Work Written by Jamie ThompsonPhotographed by James R. SalomonProduced and Styled by Sabrina Velandry“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t constantly appreciate that I am here, living where I am.” Those are the humble words of design legend Thomas Moser of Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers. The subject of Thomas’s gratitude is the home he shares with his wife Mary,

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