panels, which mark the entry into the kitchen
from the old part of the house, can be left open
to the large center hall or slid together to close
off the room.
Even more impressive is the 9-by-14-foot
mahogany-trimmed sliding glass door to the
deck. “We considered lots of options, includ-
ing French doors, but there you have the issue
of making room for door swing,” says Klug.
“In the plan, it was obvious that a sliding door
made the most sense, since we wanted the
opening as long as possible.” The solution was
a custom system from Architectural Openings
in Somerville, Massachusetts.
the mahogany deck adjacent to the kitchen
(above) doubles as a casual dining and
entertaining area. The addition (left), clad in
fiber-cement and cedar slats, fits nicely into a
corner of the original shingled Victorian house.
Stone and Advanced
Cumar's Basaltina column and floor
tiles were chosen by Patrick Planeta
and Meredith Basque of Planeta-Basque Design and by Architect Kelly
Monnahan as part of a minimalist
palette to create this extraordinary
To emphasize the rooms round shape,
Cumar custom produced the hollow
stone column to synchronize with the
concentric circles that radiate from
Discerning homeowners and design
professionals have always respected
the time-honored family tradition of
European stone craftsmanship which
thrives at Cumar.
THE BEST STONE IN THE WORLD
69 Norman Street, Everett, Massachusetts 02149