WFWP Spain, Marcia de Abreu, Madrid, May 29, 2015: The Women’s Federation for World Peace Spain and the Universal Peace Federation Spain joined efforts in order to organize a charity concert whose benefits would go to help release the pain of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. This event took place on the 29th of May in Madrid.This concert wouldn’t be such a concert if it hadn’t counted on the generous support and participation of a group of artists, volunteers and the public.On this occasion a group of artists got together specially for the day of the concert. Antonio Enzan Olias, great musician and knowlegeable of vendic cantics, khoomi and shakuhachi; Raul Balbuena delighted us with the bansuri and other instruments of percussion; Kaveh Sarvarian, an expert in the Persian ney and tombak; Antonio Berdones, who played the transverse flute wonderfully; Ernesto Schmied with flutes and electronics; and Radia Moraleda Sánchez, who captivated us all taking us to the Orient with her voice, the tempura and khomus. The Darling poetess, Verónica Aranda, read some of her poems written during the period she lived in Katmandú.This group, formed provisionally, interpreted mantras, vedic, hymns, songs from Nepal, Persian music, cantics of Tuva and Japanese music. All was interpreted in a solemn way with the desire of consoling the souls of those who lost their lives during the earthquake and the heart of those who survived, but whose lives were left dispossessed of family, housing and everything.We are also very grateful for the gastronomic food bazaar, so important as a fund raiser.All the benefits were sent to the Women’s Federation for World Peace in Nepal, via the International Relief Friendship Foundation (affiliated organization).
Month: August 2019
By Katharina EderIn these week staying here we had the chance to meet many quite high position people. It seems to be quite easy to get a chance to meet them and they all welcomed us. For instance, we got to meet the major of this city Godomey and he invited us to celebrate independence day with him on the 1. August.According to the responsible person of our meeting the major gave a permission to bless people in his city this time on paper. Before he refused to write it down as he has more wives.On the 1st August we had the chance to meet some people and the mayor invited as private guests to his lunch. One of the people we met was the consultant of the mayor and he told us that even though we hadn’t really got involved with the other people, just sitting quietly on the side, we were friendly to everyone leaving a good impression on him. So maybe next time this builds a foundation for one of our members to visit him and invite him to the blessing conference and encourage him to bring other people.People here are very open if we talk about our goal to educate people to have proper relationships in their families and come without any real concern.Also the district chiefs were very pleased when we visited them and they said we can have the blessing conference at their places. One of them personally would invite 100 couples and the other 50 couples. Unfortunately they themselves are not able to receive the blessing as they have more than 1 wife. This blessing is about to take place on Saturday 6th August.Also on Saturday we invited many students to take part in a conference organized by the CARP team. I expect many people to come although some of them didn’t really ask what it is about. Many got a short explanation and we are hoping they will be coming. It seems that the conferences which included an introduction to the DP and lunch together will cost quite a sum. I am not really sure how they manage to keep themselves above water but I believe they need a lot of financial help here. These conferences seem to take place every two weeks as well as the blessing conference that takes place every Saturday. Although this time will be the biggest number of couples they had so many people are needed to help out.I believe for us its very interesting not only to see a total different country with different customs but to see how people get easily inspired to join the blessing and have a good foundation themselves concerning family values and their relationship with God. I am sure for many young Second Gen from Europe would have a really good experience if they came to help. As Kathy already said just the fact that there are people coming people from Europe to help out here inspires not only many members but also guests. Note: They desperately need more volunteers to cope with the demand. If you are interested in the Benin project please contact Mieko Davies.
We look towards 2018 with great hopes and determination to bring greater results to Heavenly Parent and True Parents and lay the foundation for national restoration as we approach 2020! Prepared by FFWPU AlbaniaFrom December 7th – 10th we organized a Divine Principle seminar for key Ambassadors for Peace. 43 Ambassadors for Peace attended and the seminar took place in Montenegro. The goal is to prepare them to receive Blessing also.On December 9th the WFWP Albania held an event to celebrate together with about 40 active members of WFWP who contributed during the year 2017 and supported its activities.On December 17th the Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony took place in Tirana International Hotel. Around 200 people attended the event and 25 couples received the Blessing. Rev. Shin was the officiator.From December 22nd – 24th, a workshop for core members and leaders took place at the FFWPU Training Center in Tirana. Around 60 members attended and Rev. Shin leaders taught about True Parents words.On December 23rd, the First meeting of newly elected Presiding Council of UPF took place at the Peace Embassy. The plan for 2018 was decided. UPF will support Heavenly Tribal messiah providence and appointing new AFPs…On December 23rd around 80 Ambassadors for Peace gathered together to celebrate end of the year holidays and achievement of the year 2017. Several national level VIPs were appointed as Ambassador for Peace.On December24th at the end of core members’ workshop, we held the ceremony for the leadership change of Shkodra Community. Mr. Ardys Sheqi led Shkodra center together with his wife Enrida for almost 3 years. From now on a new leader will lead the activities in Shkodra, Ms. Dajana Doce 25 years old, blessed in 2017.On December 27th Women Federation for World Peace Albania donated 40 new chairs to a public kindergarten in Tirana, thus establishing good relationship with Education Department of Tirana.From December 24th – 30th Albanian CARP members did FR activities in most of our centers to support people in need for the end of the year festivities. Over 20 poor families received packages with food and other supplies for the New Year celebrations.
be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/national-urban-league-state-black-america/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/national-urban-league-state-black-america/ The National Urban League focuses on the digital revolution and the inclusion of African Americans in the digital economy in its 42nd edition of its annual State of Black America. With the use of the Digital Inclusion Index, and a nod to 21st-century realities, the index looks at digital skills and occupations, digital access, and digital policy.Digital Inclusion Index:The Urban League’s Equality Index stated that 89.3% of African American households have a computer, a 2.5% increase over 2017; and 77.6% of black households have an internet connection. While computers, smartphones, and tablets have become a routine part of everyday life, the concept of digital inclusion the report notes, goes beyond whether every home has a computer and internet access. “Rather, the more relevant question is: ‘Are the new job, business and educational opportunities created by increased digitization of our world being equally shared?’”Data: The report found that there is still an overwhelming difference between the percentage of blacks and whites who hold STEM degrees and certificates or are employed in the tech industry. Only 8.2% of all degrees conferred to blacks in 2015–2016 were in STEM fields and just 5.7% of total black employment in 2017 was in the tech industry. By contrast, 12.8% of degrees and certificates conferred to whites were in STEM, and 8.5% of white workers were employed in the tech industry.Areas Below Average Digital Equality:Research and Development: It is a well-known fact that HBCUs receive fewer research and development dollars per student and spend less on R&D per student compared to other universities. Because of school size, one might understand why total R&D dollars are lower at HBCUs than non-HBCUs but the gap in per student spending found by the NUL were troubling. The average HBCU receives just 10.2% of the federal per student R&D funds that go to non-HBCUs and spends just 7.9% of what the average non-HBCU spends on R&D per student.Areas Above Average Digital Equality:Computer and Data Science Degrees: While African Americans with PhDs in science and engineering degrees don’t have the same outcomes as their white counterparts, the report found that they are actually closer to parity than the average worker. And although African Americans are less likely than whites to receive STEM degrees in general, one particular kind of STEM degree is actually more common among African Americans than whites. In 2015–2016, 2.8% of African Americans and 2.6% of whites earned degrees in computer and data science.The median salary for full-time employed African Americans with a doctoral science and computer/information science occupation is 92.8% that of whites. They are also nearly as likely to be employed as associate professors—2.6% of blacks and 2.8% of whites. On the full and assistant professorship levels, however, gaps exist, the report found. The report found that 24.6 % of African American doctoral scientists and engineers receive federal support, compared to 28.8% of whites.
Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print 000 Restaurant News Tenzin Samdo Is Taking Over the ArtScience Bar And more details on the dynamic, revamped Cambridge culture lab, restaurant, and its innovative leadership. By Jacqueline Cain· Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. 7/19/2017, 2:26 p.m. Tenzin Samdo creates a cocktail with Le Whaf at Café ArtScience. / PhotoDavid Edwards was a Harvard lecturer and a creative inventor when he entered, and set out to change, the culinary world—and he quickly learned that the restaurant industry affords little time to contemplate the future of food.Nevertheless, with top-tier hospitality veterans enacting a delicious vision for the ambitions Café ArtScience and Le Laboratoire, the Cambridge restaurant impressed industry watchers and academics alike with unparalleled cocktails and global, French-inspired dishes.But when Edwards and his colleagues got an opportunity to bring a new World Frontiers Forum to Boston, the thinker-turned-restaurateur did a little soul-searching.“It’s gotta be true that when you come into this restaurant you’re going to have a great meal, but you also feel this frontier,” he says.Enter ArtScience Café and Culture Lab, which debuted last month after a short, two-week closure of Café ArtScience.A little more than a year ago, Edwards, Bob Langer of MIT, and MGH emeritus physician-in-chief Dennis Ausiello got together around the idea of bringing together pioneers from around the world—in fields like science, art, and design—for an annual symposium, based at ArtScience, on creating the world of the future. Sound exciting? Influential groups like the Paul G. Allen Foundation, the Verily Life Sciences research company, and the VIA Art Fund agree. That broad international attention came with a lot of new resources, Edwards says, and he realized he had an opportunity to do it really right, he says.Since the ambitious ArtScience first opened about three years ago, a lot more people have experienced the café rather than Le Laboratoire, the Paris-born think tank in Kendall Square, Edwards says. With people coming in for the inaugural World Frontiers Forum this October, he is better integrating programming at the two institutions.That means a 15-week lineup of in-restaurant exhibitions, lectures, sound and art installations, and more, including a “food opera” with the Boston Symphony, a performance by cellist Yo Yo Ma, and an environmentally themed dinner by former White House chef Sam Kass.And today, the restaurant reveals its new culinary leadership: Bar director leader Tenzin Samdo (Tavern Road, Trade), and chef de cuisine Carolina Curtin (Haley.Henry Wine Bar, Menton). Along with pastry chef Giselle Miller, who’s been with the restaurant since last fall; new director of operations Salvatore Rappo (Eataly Boston), and general manager Mark Grande (Bondir), the young creatives will lead the “restaurant’s frontier exploration,” ArtScience announced.Additionally, ArtScience has two new, full-time researchers at the new, so-called WikiLab, an experiment-driven science lab inside the kitchen, doing flavor work related to the restaurant’s menus.Café ArtScience bar director Tenzin Samdo photo by / Executive chef Carolina Curtin photo by / Pastry chef Giselle Miller photo bySamdo, who is also now a partner at ArtScience, will fully leave his post at Tavern Road this fall, and debut his new cocktail menu around early September, he says. But he’s been working with beverage consultants Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli (Pagu, the Automatic) and Jared Sadoian (the Hawthorne) to rethink the drinks at Café ArtScience ever since original bartender and partner Todd Maul left the restaurant in June.The temporary menu, which debuted late last month, makes use sensory clouds to add dynamic flavors to drinks, and other research-driven techniques. Take, for example, the new house Manhattan riff, Smoke & Mirrors—a robot called Cafe Gita delivers a cloud of marshmallow with Le Whaf, an Edwards invention, to add a dynamic additional layer of flavor to the classic.Samdo, known for meticulous detail, global flavors, and excellent hospitality, signed on after Edwards asked him to showcase some cocktail creations as part of the cultural programming at the café this year. That’s happening, but once Samdo came on board, Edwards pitched him on “something bigger,” the bartender says. After some thinking—he is grateful for his gig at Tavern Road, he says—he enthusiastically agreed to take over the unique bar program.“David is way, far ahead of average human. He foresees the world we’re going to live in,” Samdo says. “Me, I’m very manual. I like to build things from scratch. Basically, we both respect food and culture a lot, we respect the science behind it. It’s kind of a dream team. We both believe in creating an amazing dining experience.”Without getting too in-the-weeds about his vision, Samdo explains the cocktail menu he’s working on, which will begin rolling out on July 25. Each drink is named after, and inspired by, an exotic animal and its latitudinal habitat. For example, Bird-of-Paradise is a tall thirst-quencher with mango, ArtScience rhum blend, almond, saffron, date palm syrup, and citrus. Pika, named for a small, Himalayan mammal, has ginger, Compass Box Artist blend Scotch, Alpine herbs, clarified lemon, and honey-lychee foam.Samdo, who grew up in India as a Tibetan refugee, has always been inspired to work for human and animal rights and the environment, he says, and so is Edwards.“I want to make [my cocktail program] very approachable, I want to show various flavors inspired from different parts of the globe,” Samdo explains. “We can sell a vodka and soda, definitely. But I want to have a philosophy behind everything I do.”He’s also working with Edwards to implement an aroma delivery system—a device called Cyrano that can literally transmit smells digitally—to refine his drinks. They’re still brainstorming how that technology could best be used in the restaurant, but Samdo says it could help him in creating signature drinks for private events at ArtScience, he says. His excitement is palpable.“There is such a dynamic energy going on, you have no idea,” he says, with a breathless laugh. “I want to have the fruit of all this hard work [we’re doing] globally advocate for all these things.”With the food, the café is going for approachability, as well. The clientele is, unsurprisingly, a lot of grad students and post-docs, Edwards says, and he wants them to feel welcome as often as they want. That means offering a broader price range; more casual, quick options; as well as dishes that can comprise an elaborate feast. Curtin has refined her technique as chef at Haley.Henry Wine Bar, chef de partie at Barbara Lynch’s jewel, Menton; and sous chef at Liquid Art House. Her new dishes at ArtScience include a beautiful chicken liver mousse with pickled cherries, pistachio, and mizuna; and rib eye with shaved asparagus, parmesan churros, golden marjoram, and herb aioli.“Food and culinary experimentation [are] central to our perception of cultural trends and our participation in the creation of tomorrow,” Edwards says. “I founded the café to bring this participation into the cultural conversation.”ArtScience has the ambitious goal to be the most original, vibrant, and forward-looking restaurant in America, Edwards adds, and he’s confident in this upstart talent to continue getting there.ArtScience Culture Lab & Café, 650 East Kendall St., Cambridge, 857-999-2193, artsciencelabs.org.Birds-of-Paradise, a new cocktail coming to Café ArtScience. / PhotoChicken liver mousse at Café ArtScience. / PhotoCafé ArtScience rib eye. / Photo
Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* For Sale/Rent On the Market: A Contemporary Condo in Beacon Hill This unit in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods is refreshingly modern. 9/22/2017, 10:45 a.m. Print Photo courtesy of Compass106 Myrtle Street #8, Beacon HillPrice: $849,000Size: 780 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 1“Sleek” and “modern” aren’t words you’d normally associate with homes in Beacon Hill, but this fourth-floor unit on Myrtle Street defies conventions. The recently renovated abode boasts an airy open-concept living and dining area. A bright red built-in bar is the focal point of the space, accented by backlighting and stylish glass shelving.Though the place is only 780 square feet, there’s enough room for two bedrooms with closets, a spacious chef’s kitchen, and in-unit laundry. The bathroom is impressive, too with aqua tiling and a glass-enclosed shower. Best of all? The building has a good-sized common roof deck offering views of the Charles and the skyline.For information, contact Less Arnold, Compass, compass.com.Photo courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. By Madeline Bilis· 000 Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more.
America’s Test Kitchen has transformed a 1972 Citroen H-Van into a food truck. / Photo ProvidedIf you’re a fan of the public television cooking show “America’s Test Kitchen,” you’ve surely, at some point, wished you could pull a bite or two out of the TV.Now you kind of can. On Tuesday, July 17, the America’s Test Kitchen Food Truck opens for business outside of ATK’s headquarters in the Seaport’s Innovation and Design Building.“The goal was to have sort of a public presence attached to the test kitchen,” says Jack Bishop, ATK’s chief creative officer. “There aren’t a whole lot of lunch options around here, and we love being here in this building, so we wanted to give back.”Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the truck will serve one dish, made according to a recipe recently featured on the television show, in one of the brand’s magazines, “Cook’s Illustrated” and “Cook’s Country,” or in an ATK cookbook.First up? Philadelphia Pork Sandwiches from the current issue of “Cook’s Country.” Other planned menu items include black bean burgers and shrimp tacos. Most dishes will cost around $9, and they will rotate weekly. “We’re looking for things that are easy to eat on a bench or small table,” Bishop says. “Things like sandwiches, wraps, salads, bowls, and chili and soups when it starts to get colder.”During its operating hours, the vehicle will be parked in the Innovation and Design Building’s parking lot. It will remain there, and will not be driving around the city.The truck, a renovated 1972 Citroen H-Van, will also host book signings and giveaways. And patrons will be able to offer feedback on the week’s dish via an iPad.“We’re continuing to evaluate recipes even after publication,” says Bishop. “If it doesn’t score at least a 9 [out of a possible 10], it probably won’t be back on the truck.”Opens July 17. Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Innovation and Design Building, 21 Drydock Ave., Boston, americastestkitchen.com/foodtruck. By Jenna Pelletier· Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print 6444651 America’s Test Kitchen Is Rolling Out its Food Truck Next Week Starting Tuesday, it’ll serve lunch outside of its Seaport headquarters. 7/13/2018, 12:04 p.m. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter.
7/31/2018, 7:00 a.m. Print 1.1K11.2K Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. PerksPhoto by Jules StruckRozzie residents (and lots of folks from nearby neighborhoods) praise the Best of Boston-winning farmer’s market on Saturday mornings in Adams Park, which is filled with fresh produce and plenty of fun activities for little ones. Once you’ve shopped, head over to the Roslindale Substation, a giant Classical Revival building that converted electrical currents for streetcars until the ’70s. It’s become the hot spot in town as of late. When it was turned into a temporary Trillium Beer Garden last year, you’d find the space packed every night of the week with everyone from older folks to hipster parents sporting tattoos and strollers. Through September, a group of MIT grad students called Spaceus have taken over the building to create an inventive popup art space.Did You Know?On March 14, 1887, a 7 a.m. train on the Boston & Providence Railroad was headed to Forest Hills Station from Dedham when seven of its cars plunged 40 feet down from the Bussey Bridge, commonly known as the “Tin Bridge,” over South Street. The tragedy killed 23 (though some articles from the time claim 37) and injured a hundred more. Sadly, the collapse was found to be caused by shoddy design and poor maintenance, and the disaster led to stronger regulation of bridge safety standards. The disaster led to a boom in Roslindale’s population, seeing as over 50,000 people subsequently came out to view the crash’s wreckage. When folks saw the neighborhood had both natural beauty and a prime location near the city, many chose to move there. Today, a stone arch bridge, which replaced the one destroyed in the collapse, is still very much intact. (You can see photos and illustrations here.)HOME PRICES BY ZILLOW AND RENT PRICES BY RENTCAFE. ICONS VIA ISTOCK. Photo by Nic KafkasChances are that if you live in Roslindale, you love Roslindale. Possessing a combination of cultural diversity and pastoral beauty (the place was named for the literal hills and dales in the area) you won’t find in many other Boston neighborhoods, Roslindale was part of Roxbury until it was annexed to the city of Boston in 1873. Several decades ago, some spots in Roslindale Square fell into disrepair, exhibiting vacant storefronts and a lack of activity. But the neighborhood’s downtown has since undergone a renaissance, with a reincarnation into Roslindale Village—though you’ll find plenty of locals don’t bother calling it that. Now, new businesses are popping up all the time in the Village—the highly-anticipated Distraction Brewing Co. is expected to open this year, while a classic mainstay like Romano’s Pizzeria and Taqueria is an ideal spot eat a slice or burrito on the couch in the back in front of the TV.Perhaps the most unique aspect of Rozzie is that the area still manages to do what many other parts of Boston fail at: maintaining a true “neighborhood” feel. Less trendy than Jamaica Plain but more lively than West Roxbury, Roslindale residents are a mixed bag of families with deep roots in the neighborhood, young professionals, older retirees, and hipsters (chances are you’ll spot a fedora or two). Naturally, real estate prices are increasing as Bostonians seek out affordable neighborhoods where it’s actually possible to buy a home and raise a family, and some fear that sense of community that gives Roslindale its spark may be fleeting due to rapid development. Some residents claim there’s a bit of distinction between living on the “good” or “bad” side of Washington Street, but the general consensus is a true love for a neighborhood that some Bostonians don’t even seem to know exists. Rozzie’s plentiful green spaces are truly beloved—particularly the south end of the pristinely maintained Arnold Arboretum, which dips into Roslindale from Jamaica Plain.The negatives are slim to none. Residents say traffic can be quite bad, but the new dedicated bus lane between the Village to Forest Hills is greatly appreciated by locals who use the bus system. Oh, and the new Target isn’t so bad, either.Prices at a GlanceMedian single-family home price: $591,000Median condo price: $417,000Average rent price: $2,265 per monthWhat You Can BuyPhoto via the Muncey GroupA Sunny Condo with Off-Street Parking and Outdoor Space43 Stellman Rd. #2, RoslindalePrice: $349,000Size: 870 square feetBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Photo via Coldwell Banker Real EstateA Single-Family Cape in Metropolitan Hill69 Hemmen St., RoslindalePrice: $524,900Size: 1,300 square feetBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Public Transit OptionsThe Roslindale Village stop on the Commuter RailSeveral bus lines to Forest Hills on the Orange LineWhat a Real Estate Agent SaysRoslindale is especially attractive because it has quite a few single-family homes but retains more of an urban feel than similar neighborhoods like West Roxbury. The demand for housing outstrips the supply, so prospective buyers need to be prepared to bid well above the asking price on properties that have multiple offers. Buyers are pulling out all the stops to try and have their offer stand out to the seller. They’re writing personal letters to tug at seller’s heartstrings, leveraging escalation clauses, and in many cases, waiving important contingencies from their offer, which can be risky.The area nestled between the Arnold Arboretum and the Roslindale Village, which is next to the MBTA commuter rail station, tends to be the sweet spot that commands the highest prices of Roslindale. However, as the market has changed, and the Village has become a hip enclave, pretty much all areas walking distance to the Village have sky-rocketed in price. In recent years, Roslindale has had some of the highest appreciation among all of the Boston neighborhoods. It isn’t too late to get into Roslindale though. Great neighborhoods in Roslindale such as Metropolitan Hill and Prospect Hill both have lovely housing stock made up of mostly single- and two-family homes at more affordable prices and are still reasonable close to the Village.—Josh Muncey, The Muncey GroupGrocery StoresVillage Market30 Corinth St., RoslindaleRoche Bros800 Centre St., West Roxbury So You Want to Live in Roslindale Navigate the market with our trusty neighborhood guide, and spend your weekends cruising the farmer’s market in Adams Park. By Megan Johnson·
41041 By Madeline Bilis· 12/18/2018, 10:00 a.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo via Kinlin Grover Real Estate17 Church Street, YarmouthPrice: $625,000Size: 3,442 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 3This house for sale is almost too charming for its own good. Not only has the two-bedroom home been converted from a former Universalist church, but inside, it displays painstaking detail. The cherry on top? It’s situated just off of the main drag in Yarmouth, one of the Cape’s most adorable towns.Built in 1836 as the Strawberry Hill Meeting House, the once-austere house of worship now revels in dramatic ornamentation. A pair of set designers purchased the church in the ’70s, and are responsible for transforming the place into the whimsical palace it is today. It’s decked out with trompe l’oeil flourishes—optical illusions include faux curtains on windows and other not-so-hidden gems. Intricate white-and-gold moldings make the church’s vaulted ceilings appear all the more grand, while faux marble floors in the main living area infuse the place with regal sensibilities. The meeting house is also home to the oldest pipe organ built in New England—it dates back to 1830.For information, contact Marchildon Hagopian Team, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, kinlingrover.com.Photo via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstatePhoto via Kinlin Grover Real EstateThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. Print Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* For Sale/Rent On the Market: A Whimsical Converted Church on the Cape A prim and proper exterior conceals a dramatically detailed interior.