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Architecture

Saving Plum Island's Pink House

The solitary house rises rosy-hued and defiant in the midst of a salt marsh, like a grand dame keeping up appearances. A closer look reveals a sadness reminisc...

Historic Andover Home Restored

When it came time to replace the contemporary “Colonial-style” front door of their handsome 1860s Victorian-era house, the owners did a considerabl...

Sight Unseen

Oftentimes, when it comes to screening in the landscape, people opt for a fortress-like barrier—one species planted around the perimeter, six to eight fe...

Manchester Marvel

What they bought was a historic cottage-turned-farmhouse, which had been added onto over time. What they envisioned was a home whose design fulfilled years&rsq...

Topsfield Barn Revived For Modern Use

After restoring a First Period house in Ipswich that was on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Most Endangered Places list, architect Mathew ...

A Crafty Renovation in Marblehead

The setting is, in a word, spectacular. Situated on the Neck, an island-like spot of land connected to Marblehead proper by a causeway, the home faces open ...

Lofty Dreams in Lawrence

A couple turns a beautiful sprawling space in Lawrence’s historic Wood Worsted Mill into a dream contemporary dwelling.  When Christine Gosse...

The History of History

Historic New England, which maintains 36 properties in the region (including nine on the North Shore), was founded by the country's first full-time professi...