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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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74 area. Each piece contributes to the end goal: easy, breezy, family-oriented coastal living. While areas of the home bustle, the owners have their quiet places, too. The husband's first-floor study, a secluded room on the ocean side, is cozy, traditionally outfitted with mahogany millwork and a fireplace. The space is ideal for working at home—although the views can be distracting, the husband notes with a smile. Upstairs, their expansive master suite includes a bathroom with a walk-in shower and soaking tub, a dressing area, and a walk-in closet, one of the wife's must-haves. "The suite was specially designed to allow one partner to shower, get ready, and exit from the dressing area without having to go back through the bedroom," explains Dioli. The bedroom's private balcony, the top portion of the ocean side's mini turret, has just enough room for two. Another special retreat is the widow's walk, accessed via a spiral staircase from the bonus game room above the garage. The stairs twist up into a copper-roofed cupola, which is topped with a weathervane that has great mean- ing to the family. "It's a replica of the one from my father's barn in Wayland: a mermaid weathervane carved out of wood in the 1800s that is now on display at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont," the husband explains. On its rear, ocean-facing side, the home boasts all of the benefits of modern living, including large banks of windows and the owners' favorite spot of all: the covered porch within the turret. "We live there," they admit, not- ing that heaters installed in the ceiling contribute to its

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