On the Friday before Thanksgiving, all of us at KR+H were very grateful to be invited to tour three homes in which KR+H's work resides. What a wonderful opportunity for our craftspeople to see their work integrated with the talented work of others and so appreciated by the people who live in these homes.
The first stop was in Boston's Back Bay on Beacon Street. There was much of our work to see here - interior columns, kitchen cabinetry, paneling, a banquette with a beautifully designed and crafted table, and more. We admired the work of interior designer Terry Gregory (who joined us on our tour!) as well as the work of Stefco Builders.
In the coming months we plan to have professional photographs of this home to show you...stay tuned! Here are some photos from our tour...
Our final destination was another lovingly restored barn - this one being a new home in Concord for two wonderful people, Sandy and Sally. Both Sandy and Sally greeted us with open arms.
After touring the restoration of their barn, we went upstairs to Sally's new music studio where tables were set for us to have lunch together. Sally, a gifted sopranist, sang lyrics of a song for us by Hildegard of Bingen, the twelfth-century Benedictine nun, visionary, herbalist, and composer. What an enchanting moment of poetry, melody, and creativity! What a memorable ending to our tour!
The kitchen's design was enormously inspired by the family and the history of this barn. KR+H's Karla Monkevich, along with Paul Reidt, worked in close collaboration with Sally and Sandy. Thank you to Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects for bringing us to this project! We were delighted to work once again with J. W. Adams Construction.
Many thanks to our wonderfully gifted craftspeople and all the people we are so fortunate to work with! Special thanks to Maureen, our office manager (and fairy godmother) and Dan, our shop manager, who put our tour together; and to Dan's dad, Gordon, who drove one of the vans to take us on our field trip.
We'll be posting more stories with pictures about all these projects. Thank you for joining us on our tour!