departments september/october 2011
CLOCK WISE FROM TOP LEF T: ERIC ROTH, JOEL BENJAMIN, PE TER VANDER WARKER, CHRIS VACCARO, J. T. LOOMIS, ROB KAROSIS
12 Editor’s Note
14 Publisher’s Note
22 visit • Paul Gaucher & Peter
Niemitz A designer and architect
add a bright, airy multipurpose
space that connects kitchen with
house and garden.
31 selections • Grab a Hard Hat
The best of the basics — floors,
walls, and details.
40 kitchen • Taking Flight A
stately Georgian house connects
to its first-class garden with a
bold yet sensitive addition.
50 bath • Maine Cottage Classic
A new master bath with a vintage
feel is a just-right addition to a
20th-century summer cottage.
58 places • Still Working at 50
Edward Larrabee Barnes’s design
for Haystack Mountain School of
Crafts proves timeless.
66 art • Images for (and of )
the Garden A Rhode Island
landscape designer brings 19th-
century botanical watercolors
into plein air.
72 icon • Hold the Fort No longer
needed for security, the fortresses
that protected New Englanders
still have lessons to teach.
78 house proud • Living the
Dream Sports-radio talkmeister
John Dennis builds a house
where family can gather and play.
84 green essentials •
Reclaimed seating, all-natural to
go, and a good night’s sleep.
122 compendium • Showcasing
local talent, and an iconic read.
126 advertiser index
128 see+do • The Ellis Is Back
A Boston tradition returns to
the South End.
U-TURN • While touring South Shore Millwork to pick up samples for Selections (Page 31), our host Budd Kelley paused and admonished: “Be sure to
spell moulding with a ‘u.’” For those in his business, he said (and for those outside the United States), it’s the unequivocal preferred spelling. All our
architectural reference books concurred, even if Webster’s and spell check did not. So we changed our pedestrian ways and included the vowel, which
we now consider as essential as the final “e” in Queen Anne.