Siemasko + Verbridge
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Renovated to accommodate a family of eight, this oceanfront home proudly overlooks the gateway to Marblehead Neck. This renovation preserves and highlights the character and charm of the existing circa 1900 gambrel while providing comfortable living for this large family. The finished product is a unique combination of fresh traditional, as exemplified by the contrast of the pool house interior and exterior.

Photo Credit: Eric Roth

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Rachel Tarrant wrote:
What color is the floor stain? Is that oak? - This is the color we want to stain our floor. Is it golden brown oak?
   Comment   May 13, 2014
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Thanks for your question Rachel. We recall this being red oak. We don't have documentation on the stain.
May 19, 2014 at 6:20AM   
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glitching52501 wrote:
Isn't this the hous from grown ups 2 - N
     Comment   April 1, 2014
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Yes it is Glitching52501! Amazing that you were able to recognize it!
April 3, 2014 at 4:56AM   
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Is that Moravian Star an Antique?
   Comment   September 13, 2013
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Thanks for your question! You can find a similar star pendant on the site listed below. The 20" one was used here.
September 16, 2013 at 6:21AM     
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Can you tell me the manufacturer/patten of the wallpaper used? Love it.
September 26, 2013 at 8:37AM   
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kpreston wrote:
Where can the balusters be purchased?
   Comment   May 10, 2013
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Thanks for the question! These balusters I believe were custom made.
May 14, 2013 at 5:57AM   
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Simply Home Inc. / Design Boutique wrote:
My clients love this paper! - Can you email me a jpg image of the paper? I know you mentioned not having info on exact paper -- I can have someone custom make something similar. Thanks so much!!
   Comment   February 12, 2013
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Glad your clients like the paper! We don't have an up close image of the wallpaper. Only thing we have available is what is provided in this image.
February 19, 2013 at 5:24AM   
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annedc wrote:
Is this a 3' or 3'6" door? What is the width of the sidelights? thank you
   Comment   February 6, 2013
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thanks for the reply! beautiful entry
February 19, 2013 at 8:24PM     
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Thank you!
February 20, 2013 at 4:35AM   
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pwhogant wrote:
could you tell me who makes this wallpaper and the style name? Love it!
   Comment   December 14, 2012
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Thanks for your question! Unfortunately, we don't have the documentation on this specific wallpaper.
December 17, 2012 at 6:16AM   
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steph1210 wrote:
Where is te star pendant lighting fixture from?
   Comment   November 8, 2012
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Thanks for your question! You can find a similar star pendant on the site listed below. The 20" one was used here.
November 12, 2012 at 5:12AM     
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rosie2 wrote:
Who makes the front door and side lites? They are beautiful.
   Comment   October 25, 2012
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Thank you! The front door and sidelights were existing prior to the renovation.
October 30, 2012 at 12:16PM   
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ckbearhugs wrote:
How wide is this entry and how much space is need for the staircase? - This is a beautiful entry/ foyer, very much like what I have in mind for our new home. We are in design process now and I really like this look.
   Comment   October 3, 2012
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Thanks for your interest in the stair. This entire entry is 19' wide and covers about 325 sq.ft.
October 4, 2012 at 5:07AM   
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Hemphill's Rugs & Carpets wrote:
Like the carpet on the stairs....... it is....... - Cosmpolitan Stars and is made of 100% New Zealand Wool. Offered in several color options and also has a coordinating border. Available for wall to wall installation or as area rugs. Purchase at Hemphill's Rugs & Carpets
   Comment   September 28, 2012
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Thank you! Is it cut loop and pile? I have dogs and I wasn't sure if this would work on my stairs.
December 2, 2013 at 2:54PM   
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Hemphill's Rugs & Carpets
All cut pile. There is a bit of carving which adds to the texture of the piece. Great choice for stairs.
December 2, 2013 at 2:56PM   
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ndruce wrote:
What is the wallpaper?
   Comment   July 17, 2012
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Thank you so much for responding. Can you refer me to a wallpaper line that might carry a similar look? Thanks again! Your work is amazing.
December 17, 2012 at 6:51AM   
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If you are local to the Boston area we would recommend Normans in Swampscott, MA or Waters and Brown in Salem, MA for something similar.
March 29, 2013 at 6:31AM   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Balance is key. Jean Verbridge of Siemasko + Verbridge used this large-scale wallpaper to provide a bit of formality to the entry of an otherwise casual house. "The stylization keeps it from being too formal," she says. "The oversized pattern creates a balance with the woodworking detail in the entry — the stair rails, crown molding and the inglenook. The color provides a neutral backdrop so the artwork can be rotated periodically."

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Arch at foyer before entering into living space
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like staircase facing away from front door
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staircase winds above entryway
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Separate foyer and door
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Wallpaper, runner, light fixtures
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Star light
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August 15, 2014
Like the stairway off to the side
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Entrada con escalera
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Stairs over entry
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Hall light
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Entryway and stairs
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Light floor, dark bannister
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Wood floors and tile around entry/door
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stairs over front door
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Staircase over entry
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entry stairs
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Interesting staircase option
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? Our foyer
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July 20, 2014
OMG perfect
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post going down to basement. frames the doorway
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Stair design
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July 16, 2014
Like the arched entryway and the staircase above & over
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July 15, 2014
Star pendant chandelier 2
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July 15, 2014
What a beautiful entrance.
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July 14, 2014
stair case over door in foyer
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July 14, 2014
So pretty just love it!
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millwork, including bench
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Stair case
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white spindles w/ dark banister
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July 10, 2014
There's something so magnificent about a long.... staircase. - Mo
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staircase across front
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country stairs
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Entry Staircase space
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July 3, 2014
Don't like the stain glass but like the door
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July 2, 2014
A way to not have stairs seen when entering.
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June 27, 2014
Really like these floors
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June 26, 2014
the floor
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Stair Over Entry
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Stairs over door
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the entry
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20" star sold by Greige.
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floors, wallpaper
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To do entrance for jieh Tow for dounia and Chaza
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Entry for 1.5 story
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Pug portrait!!!!
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Monrovian star light
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stairs over door
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pretty door
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Entrance chair
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Openess and light fixture
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wallpaper for foyer
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not that style but the layout is intriguing
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May 20, 2014
The Newell and column match
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Boxed in design
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Pedestal table. For flowers
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Stair railing
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Love the star pendant
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rug and buffet
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front door view to back yard
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May 10, 2014
Beautiful entery
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Backwards steeps
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By the door/stairs
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Space and light
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porte d é ntre
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May 3, 2014
perfect entryway
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May 3, 2014
another stairs over entry way
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Floor stain color
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Dark banister
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stairs over the entry
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April 24, 2014
Look at th painting!!!!
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April 23, 2014
Stain on railing & the spindles
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Star pendant
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April 20, 2014
Front door
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April 19, 2014
I love the runner on the stairs
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April 18, 2014
I love this entry and the banquet seating
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April 18, 2014
Hello!!! Wow Beautiful So much to look at. I love it!
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April 17, 2014
Add stairs above entry to create a proper entrance. Build in coat closet?
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Front Door
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star chandelier
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Grand entrance!
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April 14, 2014
Not sure what i like
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April 14, 2014
Gorgeous entry!
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Wallpaper and stair runner
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April 12, 2014
Charming and warm
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April 12, 2014
In love with this entryway!
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April 10, 2014
door with lights
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stair placement
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April 6, 2014
Absolutely stunning!
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April 3, 2014
Direction of the stairs
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Door and sidelites
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So "Home Alonish"
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Star pendant light
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March 29, 2014
Cool star light
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March 29, 2014
Cool entry
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March 26, 2014
Star pendant chandelier buying info.
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March 26, 2014
Molding around stairs and top of arch, very unique.
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March 26, 2014
Interesting stairs but lots of space
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March 24, 2014
I love the door and side lights only in natural wood
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small table in corner with art on top
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Stairs, entry, colours, floors
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Nice feel of entry
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rails 2
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Light fixture like I used to have
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doorway entry
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Colors for entry
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stairs above entry door
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March 10, 2014
Wood flooring
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March 10, 2014
Love the colors and light! Great entrance
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Entry, grand entry, space plan
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Nice colour flooring
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Arch crown molding
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Entry Family
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Star pendant
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The light
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bench with pillows
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February 17, 2014
new stair rail ideas
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Entry and stairs
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February 16, 2014
Good protection by the door.
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February 16, 2014
A grand entrance
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February 14, 2014
Classic style Wall sconces
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stairs tucked away
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tiled area squared off against wood in entramce
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Pillar with bust
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Front door entrance arch
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Stairs - really like this!
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Entry and staircase
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Pretty entry
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Darker runner with light pattern
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Staircase placement
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Entry stair way
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Staircase is gorgeous
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