In The Press

U.S. Builders Review Fall 2016

Since 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 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


Historic Home Renovation, Northshore Home Fall 2015

Time 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 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


Kitchen Visions: Designers show off work in tour to benefit Wenham Museum

One 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, 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


Quiet on the landscape

Quiet 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 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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  • Howell Custom Building Group supports sustainability by encouraging our clients to donate reusable materials to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. All proceeds help fund the local Habitat affiliate. Click here for a list of acceptable items to donate and additional information.