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Gerrity Stone Announces Participation in Historic “This Old House” Project


GerrityStone, New England’s premier interior and exterior custom stonework and granite specialist, is pleased to announce their participation in one of the oldest and most storied projects on the PBS show This Old House, the Nathaniel Page Homestead renovation in Bedford, Massachusetts.  

The early Georgian house, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was built in c. 1720 and was once occupied by Nathaniel Page, a participant in the American Revolutionary War. For the renovation, the current owners wanted to retain the historic character while adding some modern amenities.  

Episodes of the This Old House Bedford Project began airing in October of 2011. GerrityStone’s Danny Puccio, Project Manager, was featured in episode number 3114, which first aired nationally on PBS on January 5, 2012. In this episode, Puccio and the GerrityStone team hoisted the 1300-pound marble island top into the kitchen. The materials from GerrityStone used in the kitchen include a 2cm (3/4″) Black Zimbabwe honed granite for the perimeter and pantry and a 5cm(2″) White Danby polished marble for the countertop. The White Danby marble comes from Danby, Vermont and is called Imperial Danby. These stone tops have a straight polish edge detail and only the pantry has a 4″ back splash.

“It was great to work with the team at This Old House on this project,” says Puccio. “The marble we use in this house is a unique local piece, completely customized for a compost bin and farmers sink. This is exactly the type of project where Gerrity excels, so this gave us the opportunity to really showcase what we do best.  Additionally, this stone and design keeps the historical integrity of the kitchen while at the same time adding a modern touch.”

To watch the episode, please follow the link: http://video.pbs.org/


GerrityStone offers state of the art technology, specializing in precision templating, custom fabrication and installation of stone for indoor and outdoor living spaces. With the largest selection of natural stone, quartz and green-build options available in New England, GerrityStone works in collaboration with trade professionals to provide customers with the finest quality product at the best price. Recognized as the ‘Best of Boston’ 2010 by Boston Home Magazine, GerrityStone’s customer satisfaction ratings are consistently the highest in the industryGerrityStone is headquartered at 225B Merrimac Street in Woburn, MA.

For more information please call GerrityStone at 781-938-1820, or visit www.gerritystone.com

Dover Rug & Home New Showroom Now Open


Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, is pleased to announce their new 30,000 square foot showroom is now open at 721 Worcester Street (Route 9) in Natick. Construction of the new facility, located at the former Fairway Bowling site, began last summer and is the first new building in Natick in more than four years. 

Designed with the expertise of Susan Bradford, a nationally recognized showroom designer and the principal designer of Bradford Design, Dover Rug & Home’s new and improved venue is easier to navigate and provides homeowners and the design professional with a more enjoyable home shopping experience. 

Rugs and accessories are segmented by specific category, price and style. There are also “design stations” with state-of-the-art technology giving customers the chance to be creative and customize rugs and carpets – all at affordable prices. The new showroom also includes an exclusive “design center” specifically for interior designers and architects. Here professional designers have the opportunity to present clients with options for flooring, fabrics, window treatments and upholstery with an extension of the “model home” to help customers envision how their choices will actually look in place. An on-premise warehouse of carpets guarantees installation within 24 hours from the time of purchase. 

“Our new showroom is more than double the size of our previous location and merges the elements of what our customers need and desire in a shopping experience,” states Mahmud Jafri, CEO, Dover Rug & Home. “To round out the destination and inspire a fit lifestyle we have also included a professional regulation size squash-fitness club as I am a long-time supporter of international Squash.” 

The recipient of the “Best of Boston Home 2011” award, Dover Rug & Home is also the proud sponsor of more than fifty charitable organizations each year and has received the CNC Reader’s Choice award for ‘Best Carpet Store’ ten years in a row. Previously nominated for the Retailer of the Year Award, Dover is an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers, and a member of the International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA) and the World Floor Covering Association. 

For more information about Dover Rug & Home, visit the company website and virtual showroom at www.doverrug.com or call (508) 651-3500. Follow Dover Rug & Home on facebook at www.facebook.com/doverrug.

Waterstone at Wellesley Informational Sessions

Waterstone at Wellesley will host informational sessions about the new senior living community on  February 7 and February 14 at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St.  Sessions will be held at 1:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served.  

The sessions will cover details about Waterstone at Wellesley amenities, design, pricing, services, and other topics. The session on Feb. 7 will feature a presentation entitled, “Exploring Your Retirement Options.” The Feb. 14 session will include a presentation on Medicare and will feature a local Medicare expert. 

Waterstone at Wellesley, 27 Washington St., is scheduled to open in spring 2012. It includes 138 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It will feature independent and assisted living rental apartments, a fitness center, pool, theater, restaurant-style dining, designer kitchens, putting green, a riverfront walking trail and underground parking garage. Waterstone at Wellesley is a joint venture of Newton-based National Development, Waltham-based EPOCH Senior Living and Charles River Realty Investors.  

For more information, call 781-235-1614.