18 Editor’s Note
20 Publisher’s Note
26 visit • Winging It
An architect couple design a family
house that soars toward the summit
of Vermont’s Jay Peak.
35 selections • Beyond White
Three designers agree that a little
(or a lot) of color can invigorate a
42 garden • Garden Variety
With some care, a bramble of a
backyard is turned into an all-season oasis with global influences.
48 kitchen • Surf’s Up
A seaside Rhode Island retreat is
sleek yet casual — with finishes
that stand up to sandy feet and wet
54 places • The Hub of the Hub
With an innovative design concept,
District Hall is an anchor in the new
wave of Seaport development.
60 art • Man of Steel
Sculptor Chris Williams turns metal
into creatures great and small.
66 design focus • All in the ‘Framily’
Three Maine couples combine
forces in a co-housing project where
they plan to age in place together.
74 local wares • Winter Whites
76 house guest
Interior Designer Jean Verbridge
115 et al. • Seven sizzling products for
118 advertiser index
120 take note • Think Sharp
AZUMAYA • Described as a Japanese gazebo in our “Garden Variety” story (Page 42), azumaya is also an algebraic form introduced
by Japanese mathematician Goro Azumaya in 1951. More romantic, at least for those who forsook math for language and visual
arts, was learning that Mount Azumaya is a dormant volcano in central Japan, a lovely spot where climbers report sighting cherry
blossoms in May. In Japan, the azumaya is considered the archetypal traditional garden hut — a refuge from sun and rain, but
without walls, thus ensuring a free flow of air, water, and energy. Its form should be asymmetrical, as symmetry was considered an
upper-class conceit and these summer pavilions were meant for all to enjoy.