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Northshore Home Fall 2017

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

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58 FALL 2017 AWARDS of 2 017 n o r t hs h o r e BEST ★ BO N S H O M E ★ Builder/Custom Homes EDITORS' CHOICE HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP Howell Custom Building Group prides itself not only on the custom homes it creates for clients, but also on the process it uses to get there. Helmed by husband-and-wife founders Stephen and Susan Howell, the firm offers exceptionally detailed, precise, and honest services every step of the way, from pre-construction to construction to its two-year-plus warranty follow-up program. It also offers specialized expertise in green building and timber framing. The proof is in the projects, like the warm and airy contemporary North Shore home that won a PRISM Silver Award. The Riverwalk Complex, 360 Merrimack St. #5, Lawrence, 978-989-9440, READERS' CHOICE GROOM CONSTRUCTION 96 Swampscott Rd., Salem, 781-592- 3135, Builder/Renovation EDITORS' CHOICE HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Howell Custom Building Group reimagines and renovates drab kitchens, baths, patios, façades, and entire homes into the beautiful and functional space of their clients' dreams. In one stunning Cape Ann example, the firm transformed a single unshaded deck into a sweeping, multilevel outdoor living space with an expanded deck, architectural stairs leading down to a granite and bluestone patio and fire pit, and a pergola- shaded eight-person hot tub. Howell Custom Building Group's dedication to revitalization also extends to its own community; it is located in the renovated Riverwalk Complex in Lawrence and has worked with local nonprofits for years, including Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and Uncommon Threads, a new boutique that provides domestic violence survivors and other women in need with clothes. The Riverwalk Complex, 360 Merri- mack St., #5, Lawrence, 978-989-9440, READERS' CHOICE BLB CUSTOM BUILDING 11 Chestnut St., Amesbury, 978-360- 0411, Builder/Restoration EDITORS' CHOICE WINDHILL BUILDERS Beautiful, historic homes are a crucial part of the North Shore aes- thetic and community, but some- times hundreds of years of wear and tear, not to mention changes in what a family needs, mean that they need updating. Enter Windhill Builders, which has been trusted for years to carefully restore these treasures while retaining their character and charm. You can find their work on Ipswich's historic High Street, the circa 1790 Garvin- Weeks Farmstead in North Read- ing, and the 1729 Timothy Hyde House in Newton, to name only a few of their incredible projects. 16 Market St., Ipswich, 978-356-8988, READERS' CHOICE WINDHILL BUILDERS Howell Custom Building Group P H O T O G R A P H B Y E R I C R O T H B U I L D

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