We recently finished a gorgeous home along with Windhill Builders and Cummings Architects in Boxford, MA. The saltbox colonial home, nestled in front a sanctuary with New England Pines, Beachwoods and a babbling brook is a picturesque setting.

tile_croppedAs you walk into the home you instantly notice the beautiful finishes from the staircase railing to the large scale natural slate that run into the kitchen. The kitchen is eloquently done with a large center island, cozy fireplace, and custom backsplash with authentic bronze accents. The first floor powder has one-of-a-kind decorative mural tiles that play off the slate colors seamlessly.

The upstairs is perfect for a family, with two junior suites and a grand master. Still keeping the outside in mind, the guest suite used porcelain ledgestone on the walls for easy maintenance. The floor was kept simple in the matching 12”x24” porcelain matte tile.

The daughter’s suite is a dream for any teenage girl. The walk-in shower has driftwood looking tiles, loads of shelving, a floor to ceiling glass arabesque accent and pebble mosaic on the shower floor. The pebble was extended into the room to preserve the hardwood floor from any water damage.

bathroom_croppedThe most spectacular bathroom is the master suite. Light shines in through a massive wall of windows that overlooks natural landscape. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, free standing soaking tub, and a double vanity with plenty of storage. The bathroom floor is an antiqued marble in a Versailles pattern. The shower walls include textured tile on the diagonal, mosaic tile with stone and glass for the shower floor and niche insert, with a top and bottom marble border.

The tradesmen of Windhill Builders and architects of Cummings Architects exceeded all expectations. They have amazing work ethic and an eye for detail. We would highly recommend both for your next job!


*A special thank you to the homeowners for choosing Tile By Design for their, now second, home project!

Design Consultant: Jessica McGinn

Builder: Windhill Builders

Architect: Cummings Architects


First floor slate:
China Multi 16×16

Kitchen Backsplash:
Tumbled Travertine 4×4, Walker Zanger Raven Hill Forge Fenwick Bronze Tack, Stone Impressions Cheatuea Listello

First Floor Powder Room:
Stone Impressions Lancaster Sedona

Guest Junior Suite:
Tub Surround-5E-2073 12×24 Ledgestone
Floor: 5E-2073 12×24 Matte

Daughters Junior Suite:
Shower Walls: 4A-1749 12×24
Shower Floor: Classic Pebble Tan
Shower Accent: #109 5N-4073 Glass Arabesque
Vanity Backsplash: Sonoma Tile Makers Mosuprema Salvestrin 1×2

Master Suite:
Shower Walls: (All Sonoma Tile Makers)
Jute Textured Stone 12×12
Martinque Stone 1×2, 1×8, 2×2
Sandy Creek Limestone 12×12
Mosuprema Layla Blend 1×1

Laundry Room:
2K-1463 12×12