Patrick Ahearn’s “Plantingfield Way” house in Edgartown, MA won the prestigious Bulfinch Award for residential homes over 5000 square feet. We spent 2 days capturing this beautiful house at dawn and dusk, moving classic cars around the driveway, and stylizing the beautiful interiors by Gauthier Stacy!
I photographed this beautiful and intelligent transformation of a classic Victorian home just west of Boston for Kristen Rivoli Interior Design, and it was scooped up by New England Home! Kristen did an amazing job of highlighting the Victorian features while creating a classic “up to date” look. Architects Treff LaFleche and Dean Hofelich of LDA Architects addition on the back of the house kept the classic Victorian front rooms (parlor, foyer, dinning room, study) yet added a very spacious great-room and kitchen, with master suite above.
One of the funny challenges from this shoot was the master bed. The bed and duvet where looking, well, like fluffy down and comfortable beds can. Lumpy! While shooting the bedroom I had my assistant hidden behind the bed fluffing the duvet for the shot! Perfect! Oh the artwork was not finalized in the master bedroom yet as well. So the painting over the mantel was propped on books then retouched out using multiple exposures with and with out the art work. All in a days shoot! Of course there where many other images that where taken that magazine did not have space for.
Read and see the complete story in New England Home.
Just in time for Passover! While photographing this incredible Kosher Kitchen for Design New England Magazine the homeowner showed us her handwritten cook book of traditional favorites that her Mother put together for her and her sister. She graciously allowed me to capture it and let the magazine reprint her Grandma’s Matzo Ball and her mothers Chicken Soup recipes.
Kitchen and cabinets crafted by Woodmeister Master Builders.
I’d like to warm up this gray, snowy and wet New England day by sharing with you a fantastic Martha’s Vineyard residence that I photographed last summer for architect Patrick Ahearn.
This amazingly detailed and timeless house was constructed by Rosebeck Builders. Traditional in its inspiration, the home sits back from the ocean on a rolling bluff, commanding wonderful views of Chilmark. Gauther Stacy created an interior design that beautifully balances with the homeowners’ love of antique clocks and scrimshaw. Can’t get much more New England than that!
Recently I was commissioned to photograph the Kayak corporate HQ, again… They are growing! Andrew Cohen Architects designed Kayak’s first space, and just completed an additional floor with integral stair that encompasses and defines the break area and kitchen. Take a look! (Kayak, if you don’t know, is the preeminent travel search engine. It’s your one stop for flights, hotel, etc. Kayak searches all the “other” travel sites and brings the info cleanly to one place.)
Also check out this amazing residence that Andrew Cohen Architects designed just west of Boston.
I can finally reveal more images from the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of New England Home Magazine. This very chic South End high rise apartment designed by Terrat Elms was a feature story. Be sure to pick up the magazine for the full story of this trans-formative design. Oh, and be sure to check out Terrat Elms debut on This Old House.
Interior Designer Kristen Rivoli decorated this historic Concord house for the Concord Museum House Tour. I Love the Green, Gold, & Purple palette and incorporation of fruits and veg. “I used foods of color to convey the accents ‘lime green and eggplant’ inspired by my Bernardaud China used in the Dining Room along with the silver and gold foundation colors.” says Kristin. Read more about her New Year’s Party theme and ideas on her blog.
See this feature story in Design New England Magazine. “Shack Chic” is the beautiful Nantucket Island getaway “West Wind” that Ted & Kim Goodnow (of Woodmeister Master Builders) reclaimed from the dunes and transformed into this simple yet luxurious summer house. Using the greenest technology, of product and process, this “fishing shack” went through an amazing transformation. Ted & Kim worked with Mathew Moger, Moger Mehrhof Architects, and Wendy Valliere, Seldom Scene Interiors Inc.