Northshore Home Magazine

Northshore Home Magazine Winter 2021


Published four times a year (spring, summer, fall, and winter) Northshore Home magazine is a regional shelter publication for the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Each issue highlights the best in North Shore architectural design, new construction, renovations, interiors, décor, and gardens.

United States
RMS Media Group, Inc.
4 期号


comfort and joy

IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT I HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND during the pandemic, it is how much I value my home—which brings me comfort and, well, joy. I love my early Queen Ann, with all of its original two-overtwo windows, moldings, and plaster walls. However, spending so much time at home, I have realized there are a few things that I would like to upgrade. I’m dreaming of adding a walk-in steam shower to supplement my original claw-foot tub, integrating a surround-sound system, and replacing my old Shabby Chic sofa with something more sophisticated. I’d also like to brighten up more of the darker rooms in the house with lighter paint colors. (I did paint my bathroom a powder room pink, which I simply adore.) And it appears that the…


Janice Randall Rohlf Janice Randall Rohlf is a Massachusetts-based freelance writer and editor who was until recently the editorial director for 14 lifestyle brands at Lighthouse Media Solutions. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including New England Home, Art New England, and Modern Luxury Interiors. Eric Roth Eric Roth is a photographer who travels worldwide photographing interior design for many national and regional magazines. “It means more to me when I can work with the talented designers in my own neighborhood [the North Shore]. It’s wonderfully gratifying to appreciate what’s right in our midst.” Michael J. Lee With over 20 years of combined experience in interior design and photography, Michael J. Lee has established himself as the storyteller of the finest homes in New England and beyond. His work is featured in national and…

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antique goals

“MR. WASHINGTON IS HERE” IS CARVED ON one of the hand-hewn rafters. “As the story goes, the house was being framed when George Washington was on an inaugural tour north in 1789,” explains the homeowner. “He and his entourage must have passed by the farm on their way to Amesbury, and someone noted the historic event.” Dating back to 1789, the Federal-style farmhouse was once part of a larger parcel known as Arrowhead Farm, set on what is now the border of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. Since its construction, the house has moved twice: once so the farmer could be closer to his sister and again because the water company declared eminent domain. “There’s a book written about the farm’s history, and we also learned a lot from the seller,…

all the right moves

THE ARTIST LAURA PETROVICH-CHENEY’S WORK creating quilt-inspired wall sculptures out of wood reclaimed from natural disasters revolves around the premise that “material has memory.” So, it’s fitting that she and her husband, Peter Cheney, have also “reclaimed” their Marblehead home by shoring it up structurally and revamping it to fit its oceanside locale while retaining its charm and soul. “I feel an energy there. This house had a lot of love,” Petrovich-Cheney says. “There’s a spirit of creativity in the house, and a sense of love and peace in this house that’s real special.” That’s not to say that the home didn’t need some TLC. It was first built in the mid-1800s as a summer cottage, and over the years, subsequent owners tacked on a hodgepodge of additions that left the house…

reimagined ranch

IT MIGHT SOUND CRAZY, BUT SEVERAL YEARS AGO BETH Smithson and her husband moved their family a mere two streets over from their home in Andover to a 1957 multi-level ranch that needed a lot of work. “We were looking for more space with a better backyard and knew we were going to renovate it,” says Smithson, an interior designer. “We liked the neighborhood and wanted to retain the visual aesthetic of the house with the houses around it, which were also built in the 1950s by the same developer.” After a few modest renovations, the couple recently decided to renovate the entire first floor—a bunch of dim, outdated, boxy spaces that comprised the kitchen, an eating area, dining room, and sitting room. “The original kitchen was very small, as was the…