Siemasko + Verbridge
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Spindrift traditional patio


This Gambrel style residence has been completely upgraded to satisfy todays’ standards while restoring and reinforcing the original 1885 design. It began as a Summer Cottage accessible by train from Boston, and is now a year round residence. The essence of the structure was maintained, while enhancing every detail. The breadth of craftsmanship is evident throughout the home resulting in a comfortable and embellished aesthetic.

Photo Credit: Brian Vanden Brink

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Integrity Outdoor Living wrote:
Is the fire pit a prebuilt item? Of what material is it constructed?
   Comment   June 19, 2013
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. This is a custom fire pit, built on site. The material is granite.
June 21, 2013 at 5:11am   
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calebl wrote:
Does the gap at the bottom help with lighting? - I have been considering building a fire pit with gaps in the side to help illuminate the area around the pit and possibly help stoke the fire. The lighting was just a theory I had, but you may be able to shine some light on this idea!
   Comment   April 1, 2013
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Thanks for your question. Yes, the open area at the bottom is to help the fuel the fire.
April 2, 2013 at 4:42am   
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mercime wrote:
Wall - What type of stone is the wall made of?
   Comment   September 11, 2012
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Thanks for your inquiry. The stone wall and cap is granite.
September 12, 2012 at 5:54am   
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ahwilks wrote:
Where Can I find these chairs? They look very comfortable yet low maintenance.
   Comment   August 20, 2012
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Thanks for your interest and I apologize for the delayed response. The chairs were purchased by the client. We don't have information on them.
October 3, 2012 at 4:53pm   
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sanderouwerkerk wrote:
where is this?
   Comment   April 26, 2012
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We don't disclose the exact locations of our client's projects in order to protect their privacy. However, most of our projects are on Boston's North Shore in Massachusetts. If you visit our website (new one coming soon) you can view some of the projects and see what town on Boston's North Shore they are located in.
May 1, 2012 at 5:11am     
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