Boston magazine's Design Home 2012 now open for public tours

October 11, 2012 - Front Section

Ribbon cutting at Design Home - Norwell, MA

Boston magazine's Design Home 2012 opened its doors on October 4th for six weeks of public tours to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England, providing stability and resources for families with seriously ill or injured children.
Built in partnership with the reputable New England builder Eugene Mattie, Boston Magazine's sixth annual Design Home is a 5,000 s/f custom-designed luxury residence located in the sanctuary of Cowings Cove, a private community in Norwell. The home features a chef's kitchen, separate butler's pantry, 5 ½ bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, a spectacular circular main staircase that continues from the basement to the roof-mounted cupola, and Design Home's first-ever "Ultimate Mom's Retreat." The multi-purpose, 922 s/f woman's oasis, conceptualized and constructed by builder Eugene Mattie, occupies the home's entire fourth floor and boast feminine flourishes crafted in collaboration with KISS 108-FM "Matty in the Morning" radio personality Lisa Donovan.
"The completion of Design Home is always a very exciting time for the team," said Boston magazine CEO Rick Waechter. "The project showcases leading design components, brands, and products from the Greater Boston design community, while raising funds for a very worthy cause through public tours. We encourage the community to come show their support and experience Design Home for themselves this fall."
Design Home was created in a traditional Greek revival architectural style, including a layered structure fashioned to bring the surrounding natural beauty indoors. A combination of oversized and palladium-style windows and glass-paned doors allow natural light to penetrate every room, while both screened-in and open-air porches offer premium views of sunrise and sunset.
Builder Eugene Mattie explains: "By design, the forests' edge can be viewed from every level of the rear of the home. The home's nature-inspired scheme was created to pay homage to the tranquil setting in Cowings Cove."

"I am thrilled that Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England has been selected as the charity partner for the Boston Magazine Design Home tours," said Karen McEachern, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England. "Monies raised will go directly towards programs that support and improve the health and wellbeing of thousands of local children and families every year."
For more information on Boston magazine's Design Home 2012 at Cowings Cove in Norwell, and to purchase tour tickets, please visit: bostonmagazine.com/designhome2012.
Boston magazine's Design Home 2012 features products from sponsors Circle Furniture, Clarke - The Ultimate Kitchen Resource Center, Classic Tile & Stone, Company C, Derby Street Shoppes, Didriks, Dover Rug & Home, 360 Sports Systems & Synthetic Grass, 60nobscot Home, Andersen Windows & Doors, Barrows the Window Shoppe, BMW, Boston Interiors, Fish & Bone, Framing Concepts of Hingham, Frank Webb's Bath Center, GerrityStone, Granite City Electric, J. Todd Galleries, Kleer Lumber, Kolman Glass, Mahoney's Garden Centers, National Lumber, RoomScapes Luxury Design Center, radius financial group inc., Spillane Nursery & Landscape Co., Thos. Moser, Versiniti. Program partners include Coldwell Banker, Ace Ticket, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England.
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Boston magazine. In October 2012, Boston magazine, in conjunction with Boston Home, will debut its sixth Design Home in partnership with the reputable New England builder Eugene Mattie Associates. Unlike other home projects in the market, the Boston Design Home will feature a cohesive design aesthetic, and showcase leading design components, brands, and products from the Greater Boston design community.

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