Northshore Home Magazine

Northshore Home Magazine Fall 2020


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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RMS Media Group, Inc.


serene surroundings

WITH ALL OF US SPENDING MORE TIME IN OUR homes than ever before during the pandemic, our living spaces have to be multifunctional, efficient, and most of all calming and comforting. In this issue we feature houses that have been designed to maximize comfort and function. Flavin Architects designs a modern farmhouse on Cape Ann that retains the essence of the New England Colonial that once stood in its place. Colin Flavin employs a design method that he calls Natural Modernism, whereby buildings are designed to relate to their surroundings; the new home has sculpted lines and employs traditional materials in its design. In this two-story home with a modern appendage housing a screened-in porch—a calming, reflective space—Flavin captures tranquil views through large windows, blurring the lines between inside and outside…


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.” 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…

floor plan

1. Currey & Company “Tropical” Floor Lamp in vintage brass and black finish, Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, fergusonshowrooms.com. 2. Currey & Company “Agave Americana” Floor Lamp in Gold Leaf Finish, Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, fergusonshowrooms.com. 3. “Koepka” Floor Lamp, Curated Kravet, kravet.com. 4. “Springview” Floor Lamp, Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com. 5. Generation Lighting “Nuance” Floor Lamp in Aged Iron, Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, fergusonshowrooms.com.…

for a growing family

IT’S A STORY YOU’VE HEARD BEFORE BUT ONE THAT’S always relevant—as the family grows, so does the need for more space. Carrie and Matthew Powers were living in Charlestown when they had their first child… and then they had another. “We needed additional room than what we had in our condo in the Navy Yard,” says Carrie Powers. “We wanted more space for our growing family.” So, as that same story often goes, they started looking for a house in the suburbs. What they found was a traditional 1920s brick Colonial, which they loved, but the kitchen was small with no connection to the family room. In fact, you had to go around the whole first floor to get from one to the other. With such young kids, Carrie and Matthew…

getting it just right

“IT’S THIS CRAZY PUZZLE,” SAYS DESIGNER HOLLY GAGNE as she remembers the project of transforming the first floor of a 1986 Colonial-style home in Newburyport, which the homeowners wanted to almost entirely reconfigure without increasing its size. “It was actually a super fun project for us because we did not expand the footprint of the house at all.” She worked in partnership with architect David Keery to create a fresh layout that would satisfy the homeowners’ priorities, which were focused on creating a larger kitchen with an island that could accommodate the entire family, as well as more views to the backyard and greater connection to adjacent living areas. The family also wanted to include a mudroom and a work/homework area in the plans. The existing kitchen was small and served as…

northshore home awards

Dedicated to all things hearth and home, we highlight both Editors’ and Readers’ Choice for best architect, builder, interior designer, landscape service, fabrics shop, antiques, auction house, and more! Read on to see who won the 2020 Best of the North Shore Home Awards! BLUEPRINT ARCHITECT FIRM/TRADITIONAL EDITORS’ CHOICE CARPENTER & MACNEILLE ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS Adept at reinterpreting the architectural heritage of each setting, especially coastal New England, Carpenter & MacNeille Architects and Builders renovates and constructs custom homes with precision and expertise. They oversee every detail, from architectural design and construction to custom woodwork and interior design. They even offer bespoke property services, such as installing summer screens. 106 Western Ave., Essex, 978-768-7900, carpentermacneille.com READERS’ CHOICE READERS’ CHOICE CUMMINGS ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS, IPSWICH ARCHITECT FIRM/CONTEMPORARY EDITORS’ CHOICE ANDREW SIDFORD ARCHITECTS Whether you’re in the market for a traditional renovation or daring…