WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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A Labor of Love classics results in an energy that brings the for the future. It's a responsibility and it's not for everyone. "It's a lifestyle," says Labins. "You're interior to life. never going to convince somebody who is worried about care and maintenance that it's a good idea, and you're never going to convince somebody who loves quirkiness and diversity to pick It's a Lifestyle the builders special." As the renovations commence, keep in mind that someday some stranger In Labins' opinion, owning a historic home who isn't even born yet will likely knock down one of your walls. It's up to you to decide what turns her into a bit of an existentialist, and they find inside. she believes that all old homes are worth saving and protecting. She takes it very seriously. "You have to respect [the home] because it's been sitting all of those years, it's now yours, and you're the next in line to take care of it," she says. "I couldn't put in cheap aluminum windows to save my life because it would ruin the provenance of the home. It's my job to be the next one in line to take care of this beautiful piece of art." In a way, taking on the challenge of renovating a historic home is admitting a hope D. SCOTT BELL, PRINCIPAL Theo & Isabella Design Group www.theoandisabella.com, 978.443.7616 LAURA EFSTRATOUDAKIS Stefco Builders www.stefcobuilders.com, 617.340.6352 JAN GLEYSTEEN Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. www.jangleysteeninc.com, 781.431.0080 JUDY O'NEIL LABINS Shafer O'Neil Interior Design www.shaferoneil.com, 781.235.7505 LAURA BROOKS MEYER, Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors www.meyerandmeyerarchitects.com 617.266.0555 57 f a l l 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e PRINCIPAL INTERIOR DESIGNER

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