Northshore Home Magazine

Northshore Home Magazine Fall 2019


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


trend talk

THIS PAST SEPTEMBER, NORTHSHORE HOME AND Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams hosted a panel discussion on trends for 2020. I want to thank our panelists Jean Verbridge of SV Design, Lisa Tharp of Lisa Tharp Interior Architecture + Design, Jacqueline Richie of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Holly Gagne of Holly Gagne Interior Design. Some of the words that came out of our discussion on trends were comfort, authentic, well-being, healthy, happy, sustainable, and organic. As we forge ahead into a new decade, it seems we are paring down excess and getting back to basics—creating comfortable, happy, and authentic homes that promote health and well-being. In this fall issue, I loved learning about the young parents who have created spaces in their home that promote togetherness and give their children…


Alexandra Pecci Alexandra Pecci is a freelance writer who grew up on the North Shore and has written about its people and places for years. Her travel, food, and lifestyle stories appear in Rachael Ray Every Day, the Washington Post, and many other publications. She lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Chloe. 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.” 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…

open to the outdoors

FOR THE OWNERS OF A 1990S COLONIAL IN ANDOVER, remodeling their kitchen and other elements of their ground floor was a project of letting in the light. The professional couple and their three children found their 360-square-foot kitchen too shallow and too dark. Their goal was to open it up on the inside and also to create a strong connection to the outdoors by adding large windows overlooking the patio and swimming pool. “They wanted to get better visibility of the pool and bring more light into the kitchen,” says Steve Prittie, vice president of project development for Howell Custom Building Group. “They wanted that to feel that it was almost an indoor-outdoor space.” Prittie and the project team expanded the kitchen’s footprint to 460 square feet, in part by bumping it…

board-and-batten barn

WHEN A NORTH SHORE COUPLE REACHED out to Rob MacNeille, design principal and president of Carpenter & MacNeille—a fullservice, residential and design construction company with offices in Essex and Wellesley—in the spring of 2015, they explained that they wanted him to build a separate structure from their main home to accommodate the wife’s passion for wildlife photography and her and her daughter’s love of horseback riding. “Their goal was to create a proper horse barn with four stalls for the horses, space for farm equipment, a photography studio, space for two cars, and a small guest apartment all in one structure,” says MacNeille, whose firm has won numerous awards for its outstanding work. The only problem? The local bylaws said the couple’s secondary apartment had to be in a separate structure,…

paradise on a pedestal

MARGO PULLMAN WAS WILLING TO WAIT FOR her Eden. Never one to rush into anything headlong, the artist/floral designer put all her pieces in order before diving into fully designing her own backyard. But that’s the way Pullman rolls. She had a vision for her 1 1/2-acre West Newbury garden, and she waited patiently until a house addition was complete before swinging fully into action. In the meantime, she did a lot of gardening in containers. And that activity proved to be an internship for the container-rich garden that she ultimately fashioned. Currently, Pullman is the vice-chair of the Museum of Fine Art Associates, responsible for guides and floral design volunteers as well as playing a key role organizing their Art in Bloom event. As an artist, she works in oils,…

welcome to the fourth annual best of the northshore (bons) home awards!

Read on to see who won the 2019 Best of the North Shore Home Awards! BLUEPRINT ARCHITECT FIRM/TRADITIONAL EDITORS’ CHOICE CARPENTER & MACNEILLE ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS Firm founder Robert MacNeille expresses his devotion to his New England roots in his work, creating fine residential designs that honor the region’s architectural traditions without shying away from modern luxury. The rigorous design process ensures every detail is considered and executed to a high standard. 106 Western Ave., Essex, 978-768-7900, carpentermacneille.com READERS’ CHOICE CUMMINGS ARCHITECTS, IPSWICH ARCHITECT FIRM/CONTEMPORARY EDITORS’ CHOICE ANDREW SIDFORD ARCHITECTS Andrew Sidford Architects wants to change clients’ lives. This is the level of passion and dedication they bring to designing creative, innovative, and sustainable slaces that integrate a contemporary sensibility with the historical and natural elements that are the heart of New England living. 44 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-462-1657, asidfordarchitects.com READERS’ CHOICE SV…