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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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F E R G U S O N S H O W R O O M S . C O M ©2018 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 0518 806536 When it comes to your dream home – making sure it is perfect means tons of tough decisions. Let our knowledgeable product experts relieve the stress and restore the fun while introducing you and your design team to our extensive collection of products from the most sought after brands. Request your appointment today at fergusonshowrooms.com B E S T . D E C I S I O N . E V E R . B O S T O N | N E W T O N | B U R L I N G T O N F R A N K L I N | M A R L B O R O U G H | M A S H P E E F E R G U S O N S H O W R O O M S . C O M ©2018 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 0518 806536 When it comes to your dream home – making sure it is perfect means tons of tough decisions. Let our knowledgeable product experts relieve the stress and restore the fun while introducing you and your design team to our extensive collection of products from the most sought after brands. Request your appointment today at fergusonshowrooms.com B E S T . D E C I S I O N . E V E R . B O S T O N | N E W T O N | B U R L I N G T O N F R A N K L I N | M A R L B O R O U G H | M A S H P E E nshoremag.com/nshorehome/ England stashes an arsenal of old windows and their components—including lots of original glass—to sup- port her projects. Her penchant for saving is your boon. In this case, Hardy and her crew of 10 do make house calls. Quite often, windows can be repaired on the premises. Beyond merely fixing the issue, these craftspeople preserve the subtle eccentricities of the setting. "We want the finished window to look original. That often means it's slightly imperfect—windows are rarely perfectly square," Hardy has found. If a wounded window needs to come back to window repair central in Amesbury where a stash of vintage pulls, clasps, and other window hardware is waiting to be called into service, the repair can usually be accomplished in 20 to 24 hours. And yes, Hardy can match paint to finish the presentation. "I worked in the textile industry prior to this career," she says. "I actually have perfect pitch for paint colors." In other words, she can eyeball a hue and re-create it. That talent comes in handy, for sure, but it's Alison Hardy's upbeat "can do" optimism coupled with her preservationist's zeal that quells customers' fears. Plus, as Hardy points out, "In my 15 years doing this, I have only encountered two windows that couldn't be saved." Sounds like a clear solution. For more information, see Resources on page 113.

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