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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74 FALL 2015 style that looked period-appropriate and that they liked, they commissioned a custom door. It looks wonderful." The new double entry doors, located on the side of the gable-front house, are fashioned from mahogany and set with arch-topped panels of nearly opaque textured glass. Convincingly Italianate, sporting hefty brass hardware, they announce the attention to detail that assures historic verité was restored while the Han- nah Fay House was updated and modernized. Hannah Fay was a prominent Andover citizen, the daughter of Phillips Academy's third headmaster; her fa- ther went on to found the Andover Bookstore. Her home has the Italianate style's rectangular massing, tall, slen- der windows, bracketed eaves, and window hoods. It also has individualistic, charming rope-motif corner pilasters. The new owners decided to rebuild the kitchen, which was small and had an awkward layout. For help, The hall stairs were redesigned and rebuilt and a powder room was added to the end of the hall. Right, A new master bath was also designed upstairs. "We had never lived in a house that had been around for more than 30 years. But once we figured out what we had, we became students of Italianate architecture." vignettes

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