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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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64 SUMMER 2018 L a n d s c a p e A r c h i t e c t u r e L o m b a r d i D e s i g n . c o m Warm summer sun, Shine kindly here, Warm southern wind, Blow softly here. Green sod above, Lie light, lie light. Good night, dear heart, Good night, good night. – Mark Twain crafts nshoremag.com/nshorehome/ but that exercise was basic training for what became Window Woman of New England. Hardy had some carpentry experience under her tool belt. Although she had never tackled window repair before, she is a staunch do-it-yourselfer and had dabbled in some other home repair projects. Even more to her advantage, her husband is a hobby furniture maker and had a workshop with most of the right equipment ready and waiting. And the project taught her to tackle windows of all descriptions. "The house had a variety of additions," she recalls, "and it was a mishmash of windows." By the time she was finished, she pretty much knew the ropes. Word spread. When a friend bought a nearby building with a major case of window angst and lots of glass in need of repair, she was called to the rescue. Then the domino effect sent more neighbors with window woes her way. By 2003, she was in the business and Window Woman of New England was born. When it comes to windows, Alison Hardy is a rescuer. In the first place, she finds that most projects aren't as dire as they Some savvy sanding and repainting can set an old window right, Hardy says.

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