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Admiral's HouseTransitional Entry, Boston

This stately Georgian home in West Newton Hill, Massachusetts was originally built in 1917 for John W. Weeks, a Boston financier who went on to become a U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of War. The home’s original architectural details include an elaborate 15-inch deep dentil soffit at the eaves, decorative leaded glass windows, custom marble windowsills, and a beautiful Monson slate roof. Although the owners loved the character of the original home, its formal layout did not suit the family’s lifestyle. The owners charged Meyer & Meyer with complete renovation of the home’s interior, including the design of two sympathetic additions. The first includes an office on the first floor with master bath above. The second and larger addition houses a family room, playroom, mudroom, and a three-car garage off of a new side entry.

Front exterior by Sam Gray. All others by Richard Mandelkorn.

Single front door - transitional single front door idea in Boston with white walls and a white front door —  Houzz
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ceccooper wrote:Mar 2, 2013
  • Ro La
    I can't seem to find it on their website. Do you have a link or a product code? It's a great alternative!
  • ajo3141
    Diana - I just saw the alternative you posted now. I still haven't purchased a settee, and love the one you found. It's perfect.
joedo99 wrote:Feb 13, 2014
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    Home Bunch

    This is a custom settee.


  • carlajohns

    Will you share the wall color - and if the walls and trim are the same color? Thanks so much.


Jared wrote:Sep 15, 2013
  • desy_prasetya
    Dear all, contact me via adminpro@indoor-teak.com then we'll give you the price list.
    thank you :)
  • PRO
    Home Bunch

    This is a custom settee. You might want to show this picture to a furniture maker and they should be able to replicate.


shaffer1021 wrote:Feb 21, 2014
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    Home Bunch

    This door is original to the house.


  • Tanya Daniels

    I would like to know where I can get loveseat? It's so beautiful!

evalina wrote:Sep 23, 2012
Chris wrote:Aug 25, 2012
hbaq845 wrote:Aug 22, 2012
  • mcquia
    I think Ballard has a very similar style to this
  • loricauthen
    who makes this sofa??
hiensch wrote:Aug 19, 2012
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shelloni wrote:Aug 10, 2013
  • H B
    Found it. Santa and Cole tripod floor lamp. There is an apartment therapy article on finding tripod floor lamps like it.
  • jackierigazio

    who is the artist

mandilfoster wrote:May 30, 2013
  • territhree
    TJ Maxx Store . Madison ,Tennessee. It was there July 8,2013.
  • acompo
    Do you know the brand/ designer of this chair and if it can be purchased online? Thanks!
telmorodrigues wrote:Nov 24, 2012
  • beth59
    Who makes the rug?
  • modlnurs03
    I also love the rug, is that a grey in it as we'll ?
ourhomerobin wrote:Sep 29, 2013
  • Jodee Clancy
    natureshomegarden.com.au have some great ones, lot of them even for outside
cathi123 wrote:Jan 28, 2013
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michellebridgeman wrote:Aug 28, 2012
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    ROBIN RILE FINE ART
    Beautiful work. Great interior entryway. Love all the yellow.
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                        What Houzz contributors are saying:

                        lolalina
                        Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Reasons to Love Wingback ChairsSep 11, 2018

                        9. Wingback Settees and Sofas Look Smart TooWingback shapes look refined on a slender sofa, a settee or even an upholstered headboard. When you want elegance and coziness in one neat package, go for a wingback.

                        lolalina
                        Laura Gaskill added this to Chaise, Divan, Daybed, Settee: What's the Difference?Sep 21, 2013

                        What Is a Settee?A settee is a small sofa with two arms and a back. It usually seats two and is more upright and slender than a typical sofa. Unlike most sofas, a settee can easily look at home in an entryway, in a bedroom or even pulled up to the dining table, thanks to its elegant proportions and upright posture.

                        becky
                        Becky Harris added this to 17 Ways to Make Better Use of Entryway CornersDec 26, 2012

                        Add more formal seating. In this grander front entryway, the look of the furniture has been kicked up a few notches. A high-backed tufted settee is a great spot for putting on or removing shoes; a tripod lamp lights up the corner and draws attention to the intricate moldings and the artwork.

                        lfrederick
                        Lisa Frederick added this to Entryway Settees Open the Door to HospitalityDec 4, 2012

                        To my mind, nothing puts forth an air of welcome like a cozy place to sit. This high-back, tufted settee helps to make the formal entry feel less imposing and more relatable, especially with the casual throw and toss pillows.

                        sam70
                        Samantha Schoech added this to 14 Settees and Lounges That Work Magic in Small SpacesNov 7, 2012

                        A settee in a formal entryway is an immediate welcome for guests.

                        What Houzzers are commenting on:

                        carolyn_tavares41
                        Carolyn Tavares added this to OtherJun 16, 2019

                        Entryway reminds me of ours. Like the loveseat and lighting.

                        mossmanja
                        mossmanja added this to Foyer EntryJun 15, 2019

                        Sofa, lighting and picture combination

                        tdebrine
                        tdebrine added this to t_debrine's ideasMay 30, 2019

                        Frame all Weldon Ball artwork in floating frames that are gray washed wood.

                        shelly_thacker
                        Shelly Thacker added this to FoyerMay 30, 2019

                        hmm, don't have room for one this big, but what about a chair in the foyer? colorful rug, chair, lamp, art

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