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Northshore Home Summer 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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24 SUMMER 2018 H OMEOWNERS WHO LOVE OLD WOOD KNOW the treasures that even the most battered old planks hold: the lasting beauty of the past that, in the right setting, shines a special aura on everything around it. Jane Flanagan of Boxford knows the appeal of wood's natural character. When she and her husband, Ed, decided it was time for a new kitchen, they found kindred spirits in interior designer Holly Gagne and cabinetmakers Jewett Farms + Co., makers of fine cabinetry. Today the couple's kitchen, part of an addition designed by Benjamin Nutter Architects, is a pristine melding of new and old, woven together with exquisitely worn barnboard that shows up in cabinetry, doors, and furniture. The wood's gray-toned beauty only deepens with the sunshine that wash through the wide expanses of glass opening a view to the backyard. Pieces of pottery are placed here and there, each one allowed to shine in its own unique beauty. kitchens The kitchen island plays up the stark contrast of the barnboard and clean, white cabinets, with the barn siding wrapped around crisp white slab- style drawers and topped with white quartz. .

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