Northshore Home

Fall 2015

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

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14 FALL 2015 This 1920s estate in Gloucester was restored by architect Robert Day and Rocky Neck Associates. PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC ROTH Nancy Berry, Editor W ELCOME TO THE FIRST ISSUE OF NORTHSHORE Home magazine! We are thrilled to bring you a magazine dedicated to all things re- lated to home design. With a housing stock that spans four centuries, the North Shore has loads of design inspiration for our homes today. In this inaugural issue, we visited houses and gar- dens that are authentic representations of our region. Our cover model is a house designed by Steven Baczek. But this is not just a sleek modern house design nestled into a pastoral landscape; it is a net-zero house (produc- ing as much energy as it uses). Homeowners Don and Amy Bowen are completely dedicated to the conserva- tion of resources and the natural world. The couple collaborated with Baczek to create the smallest carbon footprint they could when it came to designing and building a new house. Passive solar design, salvaged materials, and the latest energy-efficient technologies create a masterpiece of sustainability. Building a net-zero house is not the only way to be sustainable. Restoring or renovating an existing house is one of the greenest moves you can make. Architect Robert Day and Rocky Neck Associates did just that. They restored a stone summer "cottage" by the sea in Gloucester. Built for a wealthy merchant family in 1927, the house needed serious upgrades to bring it into the 21st century. While the latest energy-efficient tech- nologies were installed, the house was restored and enhanced with period-appropriate details that honor the original structure. Antiques dealer Andrew Spindler also takes a green approach to design; his home is full of wonderful antiques. Repurposing the past in our homes through the use of antique pieces can offer a sense of charm and nostalgia as well as sustainability, since old furnishings do not end up in landfills. I would like to thank everyone who participated in this first issue. It was a pleasure to work with all the designers, architects, builders, and homeowners who put their hearts into creating these thoughtful, well- built houses. And a special thanks to photographer Eric Roth for introducing me to such wonderful projects on the North Shore. I hope this issue offers inspiration and ideas for your own home projects! TRUE TO FORM from the editor // FA L L 2 0 1 5

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