Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc., was prominently featured in the May-June, 2014 issue of New England Home Magazine for its project ‘Wellesley Country House.‘ The firm collaborated with noted Los Angeles-based interior designer James Radin, whose residential interiors work has also garnered the attention of Hollywood with set design for blockbuster films Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated.
The new home, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, took a novel approach in its inspired Arts and Craft aesthetic. “It’s more about the materials than the ornament, more of an artisan house,” states John MacDonald, in the eight-page feature article by Kristine Kennedy. All photography for the New England Home Magazine feature was done by Sam Gray Photography.
James Radin worked closely with John MacDonald, principal-in-charge and Gregory E. Graham, senior designer and project manager on the job. As noted in the article, the young family was very enthusiastic about the Arts and Crafts concept for their new home but “wanted a twenty-first-century interpretation in the interiors.”
MacDonald and Radin set the stage for an inventive perspective, with Radin counterintuitively turning to the Art Nouveau period and the work of master architect Charles Rennie MacKintosh for inspiration. The marriage between the work of both architecture and interior design firms led to an artfully synthesized and uniquely original home for a mutual client.
Architecture: Morehouse MacDonald and Associates, Inc.
Interiors: James Radin Interior Design
Landscape Architecture: Gregory Lombardi Design, Inc.
General Contractor: The Lagasse Group, LLC