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Northshore Home Fall 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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48 FALL 2018 inspire this spaciousness, this view." In the kitchen, cabinetry coordinates with the inte- rior's "warm almond with golden tones," says Sanborn. For some color, they added peacock blue in the counter stools from Wesley Hall and the êtagére in the dining area. A powder room is by the front door and a small pantry is tucked around the corner, but at the center of the kitchen is a large custom mahogany island made by Advanced Custom Cabinets to look like a piece of fur- niture. "I took the millwork details for the island from an antique piece I had found," says Sanborn, pointing out details such as the crotch end panels and stopped chamfered edges. It is topped with Caesarstone, and a pendant light from Visual Comfort hangs above. "I try to make kitchen islands special and unique to each project, because they are so important and are really where people come to gather," says Sanborn. They ultimately decided to move the fireplace from the corner to the wall between the living room and mas- ter bedroom, which allowed the installation of a two- sided model. With the television above the fireplace, two sofas and an armchair fit comfortably. A round dining table has leaves so it can be expanded for guests, and a custom wool check rug from Stark is underfoot. Between the windows, a door leads to the deck, which was enlarged during the renovation. "Now there's even more of a view," says the husband. "You can see Plum Island from the new portion of the deck." A new dressing room fixes the problem of not having enough closet space. With the bedroom to the left and the bathroom to the right, it can be easily closed off from the living room with a pocket door. But with its herring- bone wood floors, peacock blue wood and millwork, and Schumacher wallcovering, the room is a beautiful focal point. Sanborn designed a closet system, made by Ad- vanced Custom Cabinets, for the room that takes advan- tage of every square inch, and then turned the bedroom into a haven with a herringbone stone fireplace, serene palette, and windows that overlook the view. "Coming from a much larger house, we haven't felt like we need more space," says the wife, who used the feeling of an English cottage to guide the overall look. Variegated millwork in three widths adds coziness and character to the walls. They didn't want bright white mill- work, so they painted it Shaker Beige by Benjamin Moore. Red oak floors have a walnut stain, and the rustic stone of the fireplace and tumbled travertine backsplash tiles add to the country vibe. Sanborn brushed the fireplace grout with watered-down paint to get the lighter color just right. "It's not exactly big," says Sanborn, "but it makes a big difference. I take my projects very personally." Upstairs there's a family room and guest bedroom and bathroom, and downstairs there's an office, laundry room, and storage closet, but the couple, as they envi- sioned, spends most of their time on the main floor, with its newly styled and reconfigured spaces. "We love it here, and Jenn made it better for two people to live in," says the wife. "We could basically live on just this floor, which was the goal." For more information, see Resources on page 122. The bedroom is a cozy haven with a herringbone stone fireplace, serene palette, and windows that overlook breathtaking views.

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