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Gatsby traditional-living-room


The client admired this Victorian home from afar for many years before purchasing it. The extensive rehabilitation restored much of the house to its original style and grandeur; interior spaces were transformed in function while respecting the elaborate details of the era. A new kitchen, breakfast area, study and baths make the home fully functional and comfortably livable.

Photo Credit: Sam Gray

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June 5, 2013
Becca Darling wrote:
Picture Above Frepkace - Original or print. Artist?
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. I'm not sure if it's an original or print, probably something the homeowner only knows.
    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 5:03AM
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May 10, 2013
joanie59 wrote:
what color is the fireplace marble
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Granite Grannies
It looks like it might be an onyx, not a marble. Perhaps a Nuvolato Onyx or a Zacateca Onyx.
1 Like    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 1:49PM
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for the info Granite Grannies! It's a Nuvolato Onyx.
    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 5:58AM
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April 13, 2013
pellagirl wrote:
I also love the chairs .... are they antique or replicas and may I know where I can locate something like them
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question pellagirl! These chairs were furnished by the client. Antiques I believe.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:11AM
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June 18, 2012
laura0303 wrote:
Wall Color - Please provide Wall Color - It is exactly what I need to finish my client's dining room and I just cannot find the right hue...but this is it! Thank you
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Hello! The color isn't just one color, it was a decorative paint job done by Wallflowers at
20 Sewall Street, Marblehead, MA; 781-639-1116.
    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 6:18AM
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