Custom Italian Closets
10 St. James Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
of actual fieldstone, every one laid with
purpose. “Each stone has a face that gives
it character on the exposed side,” says Best.
“We don’t touch that side, but we will shape
the back of the stones, giving careful consideration to the tight fit. We leave those beautiful faces as is.” Salvaged granite around the
fireplace opening give it a sense of age.
For the terrace’s deck, he used full-color natural cleft bluestone in assorted
sizes and blue, tan, and brown hues. A
steel-cable system provides a railing along
the terrace perimeter without interfering
with the view of the pond.
On the lower lawn near the dock,
Magma created several areas of plantings,
edged with boulders, where Lauren Greer
grows blueberry and raspberry bushes.
The lawn is usually set up for
badminton, and a hammock,
a birthday surprise for Al
Greer, stretches between salvaged granite posts.
“It’s just a great place to gather for our
family,” says Lauren. “We are out on the
deck for breakfast and sunsets too. S’mores
by the fire. Family gatherings around the
large coffee table in the Adirondack chairs.
Lots of badminton on the lower lawn and
naps on the hammock! It’s truly wonderful here.”
the custom concrete table includes a nautilus
shell positioned to point north. The table rests
on pieces of salvaged dock pilings that the
homeowner found; she liked the weathered look
and that they were hefty enough to support the
heavy top. A cable-rail system allows a
see-through view of the pond.
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