Windows are intimately connected with the complements we offer houses like “wonderful natural light,” or “good bones,” or “so much character.” They are one of the most important design features in your home. They must look beautiful inside and out, operate perfectly, and be dressed for both a party and for bedroom time. (Much like a 1950s housewife, I fear.) So, let’s offer them some respect.
It’s a new reality for real estate, and as local real estate agents in Manchester and Essex have adapted to a very new way of selling homes they’re finding that home buyers are meeting them at the “new normal” and making it work.
The pretty yellow house just before the bridge on Harbor Street was built in 1771. In 1725 the land belonged to shoreman Nathaniel Marsters. His family is traced back in town to the early 1650s. Nathaniel granted the town a path past his house to what we know as Tuck’s Point.
Mother's Day is just behind us. And I had a nice little cup of coﬀee with myself that morning, hours before my quarantined children got up (they are honestly like bats - how will they ever get back on track?) But I was thinking about mothering, and being mothered, and mother ﬁgures in my li…
Nothing like a good quarantine to get your mind wandering into the philosophic. Some of you are probably pondering the very meaning of life itself. Others are maybe wondering what on earth a TikTok is. And then there’s me asking the big questions like, “What is that magic ingredient that makes a home feel so warm and welcoming?"
This is the first of a series about historic homes and families of Manchester-by-the-Sea who helped to shape our community and nation. The Federal-style house at 39 Central Street has an interesting history, starting with its construction in 1805 as a home for Capt. William Hooper Jr., 34, and his family.
Today I’m not going to ask you to do a thing! Grab a cup of tea and a celery stick (these weeks have been tough on the waistline, no?) - and I’ll answer all the questions about home design that you think you shouldn’t ask - but that you really should.
The new reality right now is a lot of time at home and in this Part II edition of her "At Home Now" column, this professional home designer and mother of four who lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea writes that this new home-based reality can be an opportunity.
Architectural and building firm Carpenter & MacNeille was named as a 2020 Best of Boston Home recipient. The award was granted at a reception earlier in December 2019 at the Boston Design Center at a gathering of more than 300 of the region’s top home professionals.
Buying a home in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex -- or even in the wider Cape Ann area -- is tricky business, especially for first time buyers. According to this article, 2020 might be the year when the stars align for you. Check it out:
Manchester’s Karen Swanson has focused her professional career designing the one room that is now the undisputed center of the American home — the kitchen. Earlier this month she was named “Best Kitchen Designer” in Boston Magazine’s 2020 Best of Boston Home. In this Q&A, Swanson shares her nonlinear journey to kitchen design, her advice for home projects and describes the rewarding process of working through challenging designs.
Nor’east Frameworks in Manchester is showing a series of paintings by Charlie Hunter, one of the artists who participated in the fourth annual Cape Ann Plein Air painting competition this past October. Using water-mixable oils and a tonalist technique, Hunter’s work is simultaneously journa…
Well into the new season, it’s now less “out and about,” and more “in and around.” Life at home. Entertaining. The holidays. Winter. Coziness. All that.
This marks our first foray “Home”, with two special sections before Thanksgiving with a local take on home life and food. We focused the section on the things that make our lives inside a little nicer, a little more enjoyable.
Stacey Clarimundo is an interior designer who in 2018 opened her studio-slash-store in Essex. We met her when asking local home design experts how they view the seasonal design reset and share some advice from them on what’s practical, what can have great impact and make a familiar environment a little more exciting.
Painting may be the last thing on people’s mind. That’s a mistake, says one expert. Interior painting is one of the easiest ways to make a fresh, dramatic change for the new season. Exterior jobs stop by November, because of the cold. But fall and winter can the optimal time for interior painting. It’s easier to achieve the right balance between hot and cold temperatures that allow paint to dry and bond properly.