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Tough economic times and a collapse in the real estate market have made many homeowners very nervous.  Those who’ve long aspired and saved toward  building their “dream house” are sitting anxiously on the sidelines, watching and waiting for signs of recovery.  For many, the wait has been long enough.   Instead of risking a big loss on their existing properties, a lot of savvy homeowners are turning to custom home builders to come up with solutions for transforming their existing homes, to see how much of their dream they can achieve in their own space, without the risk and investment of starting over.

The team at Howell Custom Building Group is answering the call.  Take a house in point, that will be featured during the upcoming Boxford Elementary School Trust (B.E.S.T .)Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

This 1990’s “spec”  home (meaning built by a developer without a particular owner in mind) was built in an upscale neighborhood  in Boxford, prime real estate for a young family of five,  with easy accessibility to their family-owned business on the northshore, as well as town schools and community recreation.  However, the traffic flow, the lack of dedicated leisure space and the luxurious but impersonal aesthetic feel of the home left the homeowners wanting a better fit.


Click here to see how the team of Howell Custom Building Group of Lawrence,  Architectural designer Laine M. Jones of W. Newbury, and  ND Landscaping of Georgetown turned this luxurious but mass-produced house into this young family’s custom-dream-home-come-true.


You can walk through the home for yourself during Boxford’s  B.E.S.T Holiday Homes Tour on Sunday, November 5, 2011.


If you love your home, but an element of it is not working well for your family – its flow, it’s architectural detail, its storage capacity, whatever – enter our contest to win $1500 in pre-construction services.  One homeowner will be chosen to work with Howell Custom Building Group to evaluate the feasibility of renovation solutions and explore design ideas and budgets for their home.


About Howell Custom Building Group

Howell Custom Building Group creates fine home additions, home renovations and custom new homes north of Boston. Whether stick-built or timberframed, every home built by Howell is constructed with the same meticulous planning that ensures consistently spectacular results, time and time again. The company was founded in 1997 by Boxford residents, husband and wife team, Stephen and Susan Howell. Their vision was to utilize their professional backgrounds in engineering, project management, residential construction, and marketing to create a consistently great new home construction and home remodeling experience for homeowners on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Howell Custom Building Group is located at the Riverwalk Complex in Lawrence, MA and serves communities north of Boston on projects large and small. 978-989-9440.