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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50 FALL 2015 P EMBROKE KYLE CANNOT BE PEGGED. YES, SHE tends a sublime garden on the back property of her home in a quiet Topsfield neighborhood, and holds a "peony tea" for her close friends when the flowers are at their peak. But don't think she is one to quietly putter among peonies in pristine cotton gloves. Kyle has run several half-marathons; posts gorgeous food photographs on Instagram; and runs a business, Picture Research Consultants, Inc., with her next-door neighbor, Sandi Rygiel, as visual historians specializing in American history. But the garden has a special place in her heart. Filled with lush, soft-colored blossoms and intersected by meandering paths, the 80-foot spread of woodland plantings is meant to be viewed from above, as visitors gaze from the deck of the Colonial-style home Kyle shares with her husband, Bill Kyle. From that vantage Pembroke Kyle's shade garden supports biodiverse plantings. Below, a peony nears its peak. cultivate

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