2005-12-01 / News

New home magazine features island project

This Jamestown home is the subject of a story in the current New England Home magazine. This Jamestown home is the subject of a story in the current New England Home magazine. An island home, redesigned by Jamestown architect Ronald DiMauro, is featured in the pages of a new magazine called New England Home — whose managing editor formerly called Jamestown “home.”

The full-color spread lauds DiMauro for his contemporary update of a house described in its former state as “a run-down little cape with weather-beaten shingles and humdrum white trim” that sat on a wooded lot on Mackerel Cove.

Among the changes to the house was the addition of a fullstory master suite with a balcony facing toward the cove.

New England Home, a design magazine in the mode of Traditional Home or Architectural Digest, is geared toward “affluent people” whose homes are in the “million and up range,” according to Managing Editor Paula M. Bodah, a former Jamestown resident and freelance writer for the Jamestown Press, who was also the editor of Rhode Island Monthly for eight years.

Bodah said that she chose the DiMauro project because its lively use of color and the fact that the house “has an unusual southwest feel” are not typically seen in a New England coastal home.

The response to her new publication has been enthusiastic among lovers of home magazines, Bodah said.

“They’re thrilled there’s a New England version” of home publications, she added.

Another Jamestown connection in the article is that the photo spread was styled by Lynda Sutton.

Also profiled in the November/December edition of the magazine are homes in Boston, Vermont, and Maine.

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