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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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80 Upstairs there is a welcoming comfort in each of the children's bedrooms, where inviting window seats offer the perfect spot for reading or playing music. custom cabinetry from Charlton-based Cronin Cabinets, also has a herringbone backsplash and wire mesh and leaded glass fronts on some of the cabinets. Elsewhere in the house, a dark gray stairway railing pops dramatically against the otherwise light colors. "It leads your eye up the stairs, and that's where you want to go," Duffy says. The upstairs features more natural-inspired ele- ments, like barn wood ceilings in the master bedroom and bathroom, and wallpaper that emulates tree bark. A petrified wood-topped table in the foyer between the master bedroom and bath ties it all together. "We like to add some things that are a little aged and look weath- ered," Duffy says. Mostly, Duffy wanted the house to feel easy and comfortable for living and entertaining. This is perhaps most evident in the river-facing four-season sunporch, which is an extension of the living room and has win- dows on three sides. This space is where the home- owners can haul coolers inside from off the boat and flop onto the couch after a long day on the water. The furniture is stain resistant, and the sofa's fabric even mimics terrycloth. "You can sit on the sofa in a wet bathing suit, you can

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