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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 warm summer breeze. The aroma of freshly cut grass. The seasonal chirping of crickets. These natural delights are a few of the reasons why so many people are moving their typical "inside" spaces outside — to experience the wonders of the outdoors without relinquishing the comfort of the indoors. Today, more and more architects, landscape designers, and builders are creating fabu- lous exterior living areas so their clients can marvel at a star-filled sky from an overstuffed couch, prepare a gourmet meal while their family lounges by the pool, or even watch a movie by the light of a crackling fire. As growing numbers of people are enjoying family and leisure time outside, requests for garden rooms, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and "she sheds" (see sidebar on page 54) — essen- tially outdoor "man caves" designed specifically for women — have grown exponentially. Locally, New Englanders are starting to make the most of their outdoor spaces so they can soak up every minute of the summer months. "We design outdoor spaces that tran- scend the boundaries between indoors and out, using the foundations of classical design and proportion to create comfortable outdoor living spaces and timeless landscapes," said Kathryn Ostermier of Dan Gordon Landscape Architects in Wellesley. Bruce MacDowell, Jr., owner of The MacDowell Company, a Weston-based landscape architecture and construction company, has collaborated with a number of clients in C O U R T E S Y O F D A N G O R D O N L A N D S C A P E A R C H I T E C T S / P H O T O B Y G R E G P R E M R U C O U R T E S Y O F J U S T I N A N F U S O Bringing the Indoors utdoors P AT T Y L E N Z B O V I E writer 52 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7

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