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Northshore Home Fall 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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96 for a black walnut china cabinet that stores pieces collected over the years as well as heirlooms from a Cape Cod house that had been in the family for generations. Pen-and-ink drawings from Susan's aunt, Nancy Seligsohn, who illustrated the original Pippi Longstocking book, hang in the living room, while artwork above the fireplace is by Newburyport artist Alan Bull, who created the painting from a photograph the Howells took on a trip to Patagonia. Gagne also introduced the Howells to plant de- signer Lynn Steeves, whose studio Flora is located in Gagne's studio. With Steeves, Susan chose plants such as succulents, ferns, and air plants to decorate the P H O T O G R A P H S B Y M E G M A N I O N S I L L I K E R ( L E F T ) , B Y E R I C R O T H ( R I G H T ) spaces, which Gagne likes to do because "it gives life and texture to a space without making it feel overly accessorized," she says. "It was fun to come home and see the progress every day," says Steve about the renovation. As a builder, he loved the process almost as much as the result. "We got to step into the shoes of our clients and experience the transformation on a daily basis." "Every time I walk in the door or come downstairs, it exudes everything we wanted," says Susan. It looks like they are going to be enjoying their home for a long time to come. For more information, see Resources on page 122. Above, A gazebo offers the perfect spot for dinner parties. Right, The kitchen opens to the dining room with exposed beams, French doors, and a new window.

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