WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2018

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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inbox recent news briefs covering wellesley and weston people, places, and businesses 3 Wellesley resident and architect Jacob Lilley recently received Best of Houzz 2018 for design and service. This is the third straight year being recognized for the award. Jacob Lilley Architects is thrilled to be consistently acknowledged as a top design firm that meets the needs of their clients. For more information, visit www.jlaarchitects.com or call 781.431.6100. 3 Dean Poritzky, Principal/License Partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Coutu, licensed real estate agent, to the team at the Wellesley office located at One Abbott Street. With 15 years of experience working for Sudbury Design Group, a top land- scape architecture and construction firm in Massachusetts, Coutu has developed a pas- sion for real estate and a true appreciation for quality construction and design that makes him uniquely qualified to advise his clients on the purchase and sale of real estate. Visit https://wellesley.evusa.com/en. 3 Carpenter & MacNeille (C&M) recently celebrated two new Bulfinch Awards from the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). The C&M project teams were honored at a gala at the Harvard Club of Boston on Saturday, April 28. The firm received top honors for the highest levels of mastery in both architectural design and craftsmanship. In 2013, C&M also won best in Residential Renovation of a Peabody & Stearns barn. For more information visit www.carpmac.com. 3 Wellesley Free Library will create a play space geared for 0−6 year-olds at Fells Branch Library that brings current research about early learning to life. Fells will close in June 2018 for interior renovations and will reopen in early November as a rei- magined space with increased hours and an engag- ing environment. And, it will still be the neighborhood place for adults to pick up holds and browse popu- lar materials. To donate to the project, contact the WFL Foundation by emailing jseidman@minlib.net. 3 For the twelfth year in a row, Debi Benoit, princi- pal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co Real Estate (BMS), has been named the #1 broker in Wellesley. In addition to Benoit's personal success, the com- pany's Wellesley office is celebrating its first-place finish in this highly competitive market. BMS' three offices, Wellesley, Weston, and Needham, are man- aged by company principals Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon. With the close of 2017, Benoit emerged as the #1 broker in Massachusetts for single-family homes. For more information, please visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com. 3 The Davis Museum at Wellesley College pres- ents a retrospective of one of the most influential American photographers in Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895−1925. An important figure in early 20th-century photography, White played vital roles in the worlds of fine art and commercial photography. Tickets are required for this special exhibit, which runs through June 3, 2018. The Davis is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3 The 2017 Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation donations were in excess of $200,000 and given to 104 selected local nonprofit organiza- Casabella Interiors is celebrating its seventh anniversary. Shop owner and interior designer Michele Chagnon-Holbrook opened Casabella in 2011 to offer all the things she coveted for the home but couldn't find in New England. Today she combines her passion for curating one-of-a-kind objects with creating high style to bring her clients' design dreams to life on the Cape and in Wellesley, Weston, and beyond. Visit the shop on 389 Route 6A in East Sandwich. For more information, call 508.888.8688 or email info@casabellainteriors.com. Michele Chagnon-Holbrook Wellesley Free Library Director Jamie Jurgensen M A U R A W A Y M A N Greg Coutu Sheryl Simon, Amy Mizner, and Debi Benoit O L G A P H O T O S T U D I O S Jacob Lilley S D P P H O T O G R A P H Y Senior Architect, Managing Director Michael Gray 32 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 8

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