In The Press

Baby Beach Bungalow, Northshore Home Magazine, Spring 2024

This renovated 1890s cottage is small in stature but big on views; pages 41-44

Written by Jennifer Sperry, Photographed by Greg Premru

Brigadoon by the Bay, New England Home Magazine, July/August 2023

An 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 2022

Homeowners 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 2021

Susan 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 2021

How 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 2021

Howell 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

Smart Design in a Small Footprint, Winter 2020

GO 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 2019

TMS 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 2018

Once 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 2018

Susan 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 2018

Howell 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 2017

An interior designer and builder inspire each other when updating interior spaces.

By Mary Grauerholz, photographs by Michael J. Lee

Growing Family, Northshore Home Fall 2016

Howell 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 2016

Inspired 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 2016

Boxford Unplugged: A group of local professionals restores an antique farmstead with preservation as the prime focus.

by Stephen T. Spewock

Bathroom Trends in Northshore Magazine, March 2015

Innovative Fixtures and the latest technology help create a cleansing sanctuary

by Charlotte Roth

Lincoln Journal, February 21, 2013

A Home That's Part Art

by Kristin Cantu

The following article appeared in the March / April 2013 issue of northshore magazine

Notable Home Feature

Feature 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 Madness

Mudroom article feature on page 32

by Kiley Jacques

Winter Design Trends: 22 Mudroom Storage and Decorating Ideas

Our mudroom design ideas are featured in tips #7, #12, and #13

by Kayla Kitts

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 ReStore

Steve & Susan Howell, Board Members, Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity are featured in article.

Woodland retreat from Bathroom Trends volume 2608

Home & Architectural Trends

Artisanal appeal from Kitchen Trends volume 2605

Home & Architectural Trends

The following article appeared in the March 2010 issue of Custom Builder Magazine.

Six Showpiece Kitchens That Maximize Functionality

Practical 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 Pros

Whether 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 Spotlight

The 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 & Build

Preserving History Through Thoughtful Design

by Amy Caggiano

The following article appeared in the November 2004 issue of North Shore Living Magazine.

Howell Design & Build

The Intersection of Art and Intellect

by Cynthia West

The following article appeared in the May 2008 issue of Professional Remodeler Magazine.

Howell Design & Build

RX 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

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