In The Press
Brigadoon by the Bay, New England Home Magazine, July/August 2023An Energy Efficient Coastal Modern Farmhouse built by HCBG is featured on the cover. The full article appears on pages 144-155
Written by Fred Albert; Photography by Jared Kuzia
What Comes First-the Architect or the Builder?, New England Home Digital, April 2022Homeowners considering a large-scale remodel or building a high-end custom home will want to consider Preconstruction services and planning.
by Kristen Amico
Community All Stars, Northshore Magazine October 2021Susan Howell is profiled as a leader that strives to make the North Shore a better place, pages 104-106
by Sarah Shemkus
All in the Family, Spring 2021How to age in place in an 1830 farmhouse? Think about an addition with some creative, flexible spaces, pages 37-42
by Courtney Goodrich, photographs by Eric Roth
Reimagined Ranch, Winter 2021Howell Custom Building Group updates a 1950s house in Andover, pages 43-50
by Victoria Riccardi, photographs by Michael J. Lee
Lillooet Sheep & Cheesery: family-size operation focuses on the “parts that make sense right now”HCBG builds Massachusett's first sheep cheesery in Boxford MA, designed by architect Benjamin Nutter
by Courtney Goodrich
Cast-off building materials and furniture are ‘ReStored’ to gloryHomeowners embarking on a renovation project can protect the environment, save money, and help others by reusing or donating salvageable building materials to their local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Howell Custom Building Group is cited as a builder that donates reusable materials from their projects.
by Linda Greenstein
Smart Design in a Small Footprint, Winter 2020GO Logic and Howell Custom Building Group collaborate on a high-performance, ethical home, pages 52-57
By Kiley Jacques, photographs by Jared Kuzia
Lodge Living, Northshore Home Fall 2019TMS Architects and Howell Custom Building Group create a breathtaking adirondack-style retreat in a woodland setting, pages 68-73
By Mary Grauerholz, photographs by Jared Kuzia
Open to the Outdoors, Northshore Home Fall 2019 (Cover Story)An Andover renovation lets in the light, pages 23-28
By Katherine Gustafson, photographs by Jared Kuzia
A New Era, Northshore Home Fall 2018Once their kids moved out, building team Steve and Susan Howell invigorated their Boxford home by reimagining what their kitchen could do.
By Courtney Goodrich, photographs by Eric Roth and Meg Manion Silliker
New England Living TV, Season 2, Episode 12: Boxford, Massachusetts Summer 2018Susan and Steve Howell's home, built and recently renovated by their company, is featured in this episode about living in Boxford
Hostess: Parker Kelley, produced by Lighthouse Media Solutions
Room to Roam, Boston Home Magazine Summer 2018Howell Custom Building Group works with interior designer Kristina Crestin to remake a rambling North Shore home.
by Kara Baskin, photographs by Jared Kuzia
Creative Collaboration, Northshore Home Spring 2017An interior designer and builder inspire each other when updating interior spaces.
By Mary Grauerholz, photographs by Michael J. Lee
U.S. Builders Review Fall 2016Since 1997, HCBG has been bringing high-end residential building projects, and a sense of community, to the people of Massachusetts' North Shore.
by Matt Dodge, produced by Kyle Gahm
Growing Family, Northshore Home Fall 2016Howell Custom Building Group comes to the rescue when a prominent North Shore couple outgrows their home
by Alexandra Pecci, photographs by Eric Roth
A timber frame home we built in Lincoln MA was featured on the cover of this national publication.
Ultimate Timber, Arts & Crafts Homes Fall 2016Inspired by Greene & Greene, fine woodwork in mahogany enhances an elegantly rustic timber-frame house in the woods.
by Regina Cole, photographs by Greg Premru
Antique Farm Restoration, Northshore Magazine May/June 2016Boxford Unplugged: A group of local professionals restores an antique farmstead with preservation as the prime focus.
by Stephen T. Spewock
Historic Home Renovation, Northshore Home Fall 2015Time Interpreted: A historic Andover house steps into the 21st century with all of its original charm in tact.
by Regina Cole
Bathroom Trends in Northshore Magazine, March 2015Innovative Fixtures and the latest technology help create a cleansing sanctuary
by Charlotte Roth
Lincoln Journal, February 21, 2013A Home That's Part Art
by Kristin Cantu
The following article appeared in the March / April 2013 issue of northshore magazine
Notable Home FeatureFeature project photos appear throughout this section, including the cover page on page 69
The following article appeared in te Jan / Feb 2013 issue of northshore magazine
Mudroom MadnessMudroom article feature on page 32
by Kiley Jacques
Winter Design Trends: 22 Mudroom Storage and Decorating IdeasOur mudroom design ideas are featured in tips #7, #12, and #13
by Kayla Kitts
Kitchen Visions: Designers show off work in tour to benefit Wenham MuseumOne of our kitchen renovations was featured on the 2012 Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour. The project was highlighted in this Salem News article.
by Will Broaddus
As Seen in The Wall Street Journal"Bringing a Farm Back to Life" On November 4th, 2011 our client, Christine Barensfeld, and her project of restoring a historic farmstead in Boxford, were featured in the Home Front section of the Wall Street Journal.
by Nancy Keates
The following article appeared in the March / April 2011 issue of Northshore Magazine
Habitat for Humanity's ReStoreSteve & Susan Howell, Board Members, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity are featured in article.
Woodland retreat from Bathroom Trends volume 2608Home & Architectural Trends
Artisanal appeal from Kitchen Trends volume 2605Home & Architectural Trends
Quiet on the landscapeQuiet on the landscape from Home & Architectural Trends volume 2601
The following article appeared in the March 2010 issue of Custom Builder Magazine.
Six Showpiece Kitchens That Maximize FunctionalityPractical as well as pretty, these upscale kitchens offer clutter-busting storage solutions and user-friendly layouts.
by Susan Bady, Senior Editor
The following article appeared in the December 2008 issue of North Shore Magazine.
The Home ProsWhether You've Decided to Build or Remodel Your Home, These North Shore Professionals are Here to Help.
by Nancy Hitchcock
The following article appears in the 2008-9 Builder's Product Guide.
Project SpotlightThe Winter 2008-09 Selectwood Builder's Guide features a custom home by Howell Design & Build.
The following article appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of North Shore Living Magazine.
Howell Design & BuildPreserving History Through Thoughtful Design
by Amy Caggiano
The following article appeared in the November 2004 issue of North Shore Living Magazine.
Howell Design & BuildThe Intersection of Art and Intellect
by Cynthia West
The following article appeared in the May 2008 issue of Professional Remodeler Magazine.
Howell Design & BuildRX for an Old House
by Wendy Jordan
This photo of an HDB entryway was included in the book Universal Design for the Home by Wendy A. Jordan, published 2008 by Quarry Books.Universal Design for the Home
by Wendy A. Jordan