features january/february 2012
kitchen + bath
“We strove to dedicate space for everything, so that clutter did not distract us or
create mental clutter.” — HOMEOWNER KATIE MCDONALD
On the Cover
a new bath with
charm. photo by
eric roth. story,
76 Green • Well-Being
A new house delivers a healthy dose of clean air and green
technology while keeping with traditional New England style.
92 Interiors • Family Affair
With her sister as client, designer Karen O’Brien knew just
how to bring unique tastes and personality to the fore.
84 Renovation • Sense of Place
Returning to a childhood home, a family honors the past
while designing for the present.
100 Architecture • Material Strength
Steel, wood, and concrete give a Martha’s Vineyard retreat
a happy balance of style, ease, and flexibility.