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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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81 spill a glass of red wine on it," Duffy says. "We wanted that to be as closely resembling outdoor furniture as we could get with it still being indoors." The room is cozy in winter, too, thanks to a lime- stone veneer fireplace with a salvaged wood mantel and heated floors. Honeycomb waffle cotton pillows and hair-on-hide rugs add an extra layer of texture. Upstairs, we can find this focus on welcoming com- fort in each of the children's bedrooms, where invit- ing window seats offer the perfect spot for reading or playing music. In fact, these window seats are so long and luxurious—they're about 40 inches deep and 120 inches long—they can double as daybeds for overnight guests or impromptu naps. The combination of all these elements makes a home that truly embodies the waterfront dream and everything that comes along with it, from having lots of friends over to enjoying a quiet evening with noth- ing more than a glass of wine and that beautiful view. "It's soothing and it's tranquil. It was so close to the water, it almost felt like living on a yacht," Duffy says. "You really feel like you are as close to the water as you can get." For contact information, see Resources on page 113. The resulting design is bright and airy, with lots of grays and taupes to emphasize the natural light that pours into the home through its abundant windows and even entire walls of glass.

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