A family of four was living just five doors away from a showcase home we were building in Wellesley. When they came to take a look at the 6,500 square-foot structure, they saw the potential: a home that could be customized to meet their needs, a place where they could entertain, and room to stretch out.
That began a long and happy collaboration with our clients, who added features to the plans, such as a home automation system and a finished basement. They also incorporated flooring and lighting selections that reflected their taste and preferences.
“They had custom light fixtures that brought the rooms to life,” Joe said. “Many of the tile selections were different from what we were used to seeing, but gave the home a vibrant, natural look.”
When the house was completed it was just the end of the beginning. The home has continued to evolve, thanks to a lively relationship between the clients and the brothers. Whenever they have an idea, they don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to discuss it with Anthony.
Mino installed additional millwork in the study to add depth and detail to the room. He also created a built-in unit for the mudroom that is so well suited to their needs that the entire family enjoys using it.
The clients, Anthony and their interior designer worked together to create a three-season porch that sits off of the family room and kitchen. They had a clear vision of the porch and how it should function as both an entertainment space, and a place to simply relax outdoors.
Joe says, “Is one great extension. It works with the style of the house, and the way it sits on the property, while fitting into the neighborhood.” The porch’s versatility is enhanced by retractable screens, which can be lowered to keep insects at bay in the evening, or raised to let summer breezes flow.
As the house evolved, the clients wanted Mino to make some modifications to the kitchen cabinets. This involved moving several cabinet pedestals and exposing the unfinished floor space beneath. Mino was able to incorporate new hardwood in a way that blended it with the existing floor, making it look like it was there from the start.
Now Mino is constructing a 700-bottle wine cellar, which will be an exciting addition to the basement.