Northshore Home Magazine (Digital)

Northshore Home Magazine (Digital)

Summer 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.
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summer’s here!

FAMILY GATHERINGS, BACKYARD BARBEQUES, AND lounging in the hammock on a warm, sunny day are just a few of my favorite pastimes when summer finally hits. Creating outdoor spaces that are inviting and comfortable can be a game changer when it comes to entertaining during the summer months. And in a post-COVID world where we can gather safely once again, the backyard has become more important than ever before. Whether you want to add a new patio, pool, or fire pit, North Shore’s landscape designers have you covered. In this issue, we visit a property in North Reading where the backyard is transformed into a beckoning oasis for a couple. A stone terrace, kidney-shaped pool, water feature, and pollinator garden were cleverly designed by Andover Landscape to create a delightful backyard…

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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. 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. Jennifer Sperry Jennifer Sperry specializes in articles about homes. She enjoys interviewing the owners and designers in order to personalize the story of a property’s evolution. Previously, she worked as an editor. Her off-duty activities include slowly fixing up her 1880s house and spending time with her two young daughters. Janice Randall Rohlf Janice Randall Rohlf is a Massachusetts-based freelance writer and editor who…

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hues of blues


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family essentials

WHEN ALEXANDROS TSEPETIS AND ANN KRANTZ moved out of Boston’s Back Bay in 2012, their daughters, Audrey and Eleni, were young and their chosen house—a colonial on a quiet cul de sac—full of potential. “We chose Wenham specifically because of all the open land and its bucolic feel,” explains Ann. “We liked the location, and the home has some beautiful features, but we knew we needed to renovate down the road to make it truly work for us.” To start, the couple transformed the yard with a stone terrace leading down to a beautiful new pool. Over time, they updated interior finishes and features, but the living spaces never felt quite complete. Explains Alex: “The previous owners were really meticulous about taking care of the home structurally, but stylistically it hadn’t…

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great neck views

THROUGHOUT THE MANY YEARS THE COUPLE HAD lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts, they went for bike rides out on Great Neck, the waterside neighborhood with views of Plum Island and Plum Island Sound. During their rides, they always noticed one house in particular. It was a small summer cottage, typical for the area years ago, but the site was beautiful with a gorgeous view of the water and landscape. After a while, they dreamed of building a house there when they retired. In 2018, that dream became a reality. It all started when the couple contacted the owner of the house directly in 2015, which eventually led to them buying the property later that year. They worked with their architect friend, Art Dioli of OLSON LEWIS + Architects of Manchester, Massachusetts, to…

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it’s elemental

AFTER SPENDING ALMOST 20 YEARS IN A HISTORICAL South End townhouse, Robin Ely and Lewis Spence were ready for a change. Leaning into their shared affection for Crane Beach and fried clams from J.T. Farnhams, along with Spence’s longtime dream of living on a North Shore saltmarsh, the couple purchased six acres with panoramic marsh views in Essex, then hired Maryann Thompson to design them a modern house. “We basically decided we were done with 19th-century antiques and wanted something really different,” Ely says. Thompson did not disappoint. A transparent vestibule offering a view of the winding waterways joins two cedar clapboard-clad volumes with striking, slanted rooflines. Inside, bluestone floors give way to polished concrete that grounds the angular, luminescent living space. “Slab on grade left revealed, just polished, is a…