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Sleek Minimalism in Providence

Call it fate, serendipity or whatever — the owners only stopped by to see the old carriage house on a whim. Of course, for a couple who consider rehabbing older homes a sort of hobby, that was, without a doubt, enough to seal their future.

This Providence building once reverberated with horses and carriage wheels. We’re envisioning harnesses well oiled and brasses gleaming. Stephen O. Metcalf, who built the place in 1902, wasn’t a man — judging by his ancestry — to have settled for less. But, heck, new owners Mark Kaloudis, senior product manager at West Kingston’s Schneider Electric (company headquarters are outside of Paris), and Rick Champagne,…

Rhode Island Makers Shine

No more junk! 
The tide has changed. Weary of poorly made, planet-threatening products, consumers are turning to local craftspeople for wares that will endure. Lucky for us, Rhode Island is the mother lode of good design. Sure, we may have to pay a bit more (prices depend on the item and materials), but we’re talking heirlooms. Here’s just a sampling…

At Home: Cottage Industry

Heading North Let’s backtrack: Several years ago, artist Allison Paschke and her husband, computer engineer John Danskin, traded in their large, responsibility-laden house and garden for urban living. With the help of the Providence architecture firm 3six0, the couple transformed a Jewelry District loft into two nests: one for her, one for him (more on that later). It was a…

2013 Design Awards

There are more reasons than ever to celebrate our nineteenth annual Design Awards.

Maybe July wasn’t a big deal for you, but even after almost two decades, we could hardly contain our excitement. Our stellar judges — interior designer Eric Roseff and architect Beth Worell, both of whom head eponymous Boston firms, along with architect Marie Adams, principal of Landing Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts — were greeted with piles of entries. It took…

The Best Streets to Live On

Whether it’s a saltbox on a winding country road or a townhouse overlooking a cove with bobbing sailboats you’re after, you can find it here.

We’ve all heard of curb appeal, but deciding where to live goes way beyond pretty landscaping. To determine some of the most desirable roads to live on in Rhode Island, we consulted realtors and residents, then drove all around the state considering factors such as attractiveness, proximity to amenities including libraries, parks, restaurants, shopping and beaches, and looked for value. …