Home + Garden:

The Song of the Giant Green Beast

Lawns and Lawn Alternatives – Broad swathes of my yard are covered in something that might once have been a lawn. The middle section is devoted mainly to my kids’ soccer games and has the threadbare look of a heavily trafficked carpet. Even the less trampled areas, when seen from inside the house, look like we’re… Read More

Sarah Courchesne

Summer White Out – Newburyport Kitchen Tour & Tasting

Built by Mark DePiero in 2019, this 5,000-square-foot home is located in the community of Wilshire Road. The estate abuts over 3 acres of conservation land and the residence is outfitted with amenities including a state-of-the-art kitchen, a luxurious outdoor living space and the latest in smart technology.  Enter through the front door into the… Read More

Allison Lehane

Art and Soul of a Home

As you stare at that blank wall in your home, imagine how a great artist feels staring at a blank canvas in their studio — it’s a space full of unlimited potential. Exotic paint colors and wallpaper are great, but consider dressing up your walls with an original painting or print.  Don’t have a spare… Read More

Lysa Pelletier

Circular Splendor – The Jonathan Bowers Round House in Lowell

( Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Merrimack Valley Home. ) Bob Roach was comfortably settled in his refurbished Victorian home in Waltham in 1986, when a real estate ad for the Jonathan Bowers Round House in Lowell caught his eye. He fell in love with it the… Read More

Nancy Tuttle
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