Design Spotlight: Storage Solutions by John Cronin

A place for books, wine, and paperweights

February 01, 2019


John Cronin, AIA, The MZO Group, Stoneham, Mass., & the Woodlands, Texas

I am especially proud of this custom home project located in suburban Boston. Along with an incredible team, including an enormously talented interior designer, custom home builder, and custom millwork shop, we were able to satisfy our client’s demanding requirements for storage. With a vast audio/video library as well as books and collectibles, such as glass paperweights and Chihuly glass sculptures, the old adage of “a place for everything and everything in its place” couldn’t be more true in this home.

His and hers offices by MZO Group

Whether it’s the his and hers offices ...

Bath by MZO Group

 his and hers master bathrooms, the kitchen, or the 2,000-bottle wine cellar, storage solutions are paramount to the beauty of this home.

Kitchen island with raised ends

Two small examples are the raised ends of the kitchen island for convenient access to everyday dishes ...

Paperweight case

and the glass-top drawers with concealed rope lighting in his office for dust-free display of a glass paperweight collection. Continuity of materials and finishes lends harmony and cohesion to the home’s interior.

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This story originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Custom Builder. See the print version here.

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