Siemasko + Verbridge
Architects & Building Designers
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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June 19, 2013
Integrity Outdoor Living wrote:
Is the fire pit a prebuilt item? Of what material is it constructed?
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Thanks for your question. This is a custom fire pit, built on site. The material is granite.
    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 5:11AM
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April 1, 2013
calebl wrote:
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Thanks for your question. Yes, the open area at the bottom is to help the fuel the fire.
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 4:42AM
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September 11, 2012
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Thanks for your inquiry. The stone wall and cap is granite.
    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 5:54AM
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August 20, 2012
ahwilks wrote:
Where Can I find these chairs? They look very comfortable yet low maintenance.
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Siemasko + Verbridge
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.
    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:53PM
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April 26, 2012
sanderouwerkerk wrote:
where is this?
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Siemasko + Verbridge
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.
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The mix of water and fire is enchanting, day or night.

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