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Newport Cottage Restoration – A Winning Pedigree

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When an MMA client uses our services again and again, it is validation on both a personal and artistic level, and for us it is the highest compliment. Not long ago we had the good fortune to work with longstanding clients on another of their homes. The couple had visited and become captivated by the […]

Multiple Sensitivities—How Morehouse MacDonald Transformed a Cape Tradition

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When a Cape restaurant owner has a thriving breakfast and lunch eatery—much loved by discriminating New Yorkers as much by its own East Dennis locals—you can assume business is good. Very good. So it isn’t surprising when a new investment co-owner comes into the picture with plans for expansion. This was the moment Morehouse MacDonald […]

On the Boards: Designing around Conservation Constraints

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We are currently working on a classic shingle-style home on a unique oceanfront property in Dennis, MA.  The land sits atop a north-facing bluff replete with ancient dunes, magnificent weathered scrub oaks and an understory of bayberry and beach plum. Although the setting sounds like something out of a story book, designing this house has […]

Outdoor Patio Design: Cape Cod

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Cape Cod—or to locals, “The Cape”—is renowned for summer beach days and nights filled with fire pits, barbecues and spending time with loved ones. Our clients, situated not too far from Old Silver beach in North Falmouth, were like the many other residents of Cape Cod—they wanted a home where they could easily entertain guests […]

The Dovetailing of Residential Architecture and Landscape Design

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In the beautiful village of Marston Mills sat an outdated home overlooking the harbor. The house did not compliment the views or fulfill our clients’ needs, so they reached out to us looking for a complete overhaul. Together we decided to demolish the current home and build a new one from the ground up. Our […]

Design Visa: Why MMA’s Clients Take Us Abroad

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When initiating a new project for a vacation home or secluded getaway retreat, one of the first questions that come up is: should I hire a local architect or bring my architect with me? It’s a superb question, and one several of our clients have asked themselves over the years. Local or Remote—Which is Best? […]

Discovering History in Charleston

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As you know from our previous blog post, we have been restoring the renowned and classic Charleston home—the Alfred Hutty Residence. We are in the process of demolition, framing and concrete work and found two discoveries that are of historic interest. We discovered the first one after breaking down a deteriorating wall. Behind it was […]

Morehouse MacDonald Wins Two PRISM Awards

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Last Friday, we attended the PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards banquet presented by the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The room was packed with industry leaders as these awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, and other professionals in the home building industry. […]

Boston Tower Penthouse: Custom Door Handles

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Sitting aloft the city high above the hustle and bustle resides a beautiful, 3,000 square foot penthouse overlooking the twinkling lights of Boston. Our client suffers from arthritis that impacts day-to-day activities. Movement as simple as opening a door can be uncomfortable. Typical door knobs and handles weren’t working, and our client was interested in […]

The Alfred Hutty Residence: Restoring a Charleston Classic

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Charleston, South Carolina brings to mind delicious food, southern charm, and historic homes. The latter being one of our specialties. Always wishing to work in this historic city, we were pleased when a former client asked us to restore a famous landmark there – the Alfred Hutty House. The home was built in 1770 and […]