Northshore Home Magazine

Northshore Home Magazine Spring 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.

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personal space

IT’S APRIL ALREADY, AND JUST OVER A YEAR SINCE WE were told to stay home due to the pandemic. If you were not an essential worker, your home became your whole world—a place to work and play—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And all the time spent at home, brought to light new ways we could personalize our spaces to fit our families’ needs and desires. In this issue, we speak to architect Ben Nutter, who solved the problem of three generations living under one roof in an old farmstead in Boxford. Nutter renovated a collection of additions into an apartment for the grandparents, where a full bath and bedroom were placed on the first floor in case tackling stairs became a problem in the future. We also visit with…


Courtney Goodrich Courtney Goodrich is a freelance writer, editor, and stylist who works on editorial and marketing projects covering design, art, interiors, gardens, fashion, travel, and food. She lives in Easton with her husband and daughter in a 125-year-old farmhouse. Jared Kuzia Jared is a Boston-based photographer whose work centers around the idea of home communicated through his images of architecture, interiors, and still life. His work has appeared in numerous publications around New England and he shoots for numerous architects, interior designers, and commercial clients. Mary Grauerholz Mary Grauerholz is a freelance feature writer who focuses on architecture, style, sustainability, and health. In her previous career as a journalist, she won many awards for project management, editing, and writing. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and websites, including The…

sunny-side up

WHEN A YOUNG COUPLE MOVED INTO A BOXFORD Colonial with their two children, they knew they would renovate the dark, boxy kitchen. But they didn’t take the plunge until they saw how designer Gina Baran had transformed their friends’ home. “They loved the way I blended everything together and made the space feel so calm,” says Baran, owner and principal of Gina Baran Interiors + Design. “Most of our clients work with us because our style is more modern coastal and we use lots of monochromatic colors to create a feeling.” For the Boxford couple, the feeling they wanted for their new kitchen was “light, bright, fresh, and Wow!” They also liked the historic character of older homes and the French country look. The wife wanted a burst of glam and gravitated…

all in the family

FOR 30 YEARS, BOB AND JUDY GORE HAVE LIVED AT Berry Patch Farm, a six-acre property that used to operate as a pick-your-own blueberry farm in Boxford, Massachusetts. Its bucolic setting and 1830 house, a traditional two-and-a-half-story Georgian Colonial, brought them and their two teenage daughters from Pennsylvania in 1991. There have been many alterations over the years; the Gores themselves added a garage, renovated the second floor to make a master suite, updated a bathroom, and bumped out part of the first floor to make a more comfortable kitchen. A few years ago one of their daughters, Chandlee, moved back with her two children, Raynie and Lincoln, and the family started thinking seriously about tailoring the house to everyone’s needs, as well as the possibility of Bob and Judy…

rebuilding the past

MARBLEHEAD HAS BEEN AN IRRESISTIBLE DRAW for its seaside charm for more than two centuries. The crown jewel is Old Town, the downtown neighborhood that rings with history, down to the historic plaques affixed to many of the houses. It’s no wonder that some Old Town residents were worried as they watched the rambling 1725 three-story house across from the harbor disintegrate. After years serving as converted apartments, the house had been gutted and stood vacant. Some townspeople swore it could crash to the ground at any time. Sunlight streamed through large gaping holes in the roof; half of the structure sat on dirt; it was plagued by rot. The exterior was wrapped in aluminum siding; windows were of cheap vinyl. Kyle Donovan and her husband, Paul Donovan, fell in love with…

verdant views

WHEN ITS OWNERS PURCHASED THE TURN-OFthe-century, Shingle-style home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, it had already been thoroughly renovated. North Shore-based designer Honey Collins collaborated on the refresh and masterminded all of the interior design. While the interior was beautiful, it was a little too subdued for its new owner, who craved a richer color palette and bolder style. She asked Collins to once again freshen the scheme for her tastes, starting with two key rooms: the living room and the home office. She also asked if they could focus on one hue in particular. “I just love green; I’m really drawn to it,” says the new owner. “This house is surrounded by woods, and I liked the idea of bringing the outdoors in and making the rooms feel green and alive no matter the…