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Photo: Photo courtesy of Ikaria Living
Bright New Beginnings
This home and outdoor area were remodeled to maximize its location on the fringe of a nature preserve in Massachusetts, says Mark Lawton, director of architecture and design for Ikaria Living
. The backyard previously was only grass, but the homeowners now use it often, even for a recent backyard wedding. The bluestone seats are topped with ipe wood, and planters are built into the top of the seatback walls. The furniture is from Room & Board; pillows are by local artisans.