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Yankee Magazine Showhouse Features Innovative Living In a Timber Frame Home

Yankee Magazine Showhouse Features Innovative Living In a Timber Frame Home
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Heather Atwell
Communications Manager
Ph. 603-563-8111, ext. 180

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 15, 2007) — Yankee Magazine welcomes visitors to the Coming Home in New England Showhouse located in Gloucester’s Magnolia section, Fridays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in September. Ticketed tours, seminars, building tips, and demonstrations are available. Tickets may be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 at the door by calling 978-283-6776, ext. 399, or at All proceeds benefit The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry.

“When I found this picturesque hilltop land, I wanted to build a house to showcase the setting,” said builder Jeffrey Amero of Gloucester. “The views are breathtaking. You can even see Cape Cod on a clear day.”

Built on 4.15 acres, the $1,285,000 showhouse offers a full schedule of seminars for visitors. Topics include environmentally sustainable furniture, energy-efficient insulation, designing a timber-frame home, the mystery of sleep, and food demonstrations. Yankee Magazine editors Judson D. Hale, Mel Allen, Polly Bannister, Annie B. Copps, and Edie Clark will also host seminars. For a complete schedule, visit

The energy-efficient 4,000-square-foot timber-frame home features wooden beams, sky-high ceilings, and a large stone fireplace. Radiant heat maintains the home’s temperature with minimal energy. The furnishings also fit the natural focus and environmental consciousness of the surroundings.

Luxury features include a relaxation room complete with infrared sauna and full-body massage chair. The kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances, and the bathrooms are focused on comfort.

On Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., guests are invited to the Housewarming Party to preview the home, meet and mingle with its creators, and enjoy fine food, drink, and a silent auction of New England treasures to benefit The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry. Tickets are $75 per person and available at or by calling 800-895-9265, ext. 318.

Showhouse sponsors include Davis Frame Company, F.W. Webb Company, Frank Webb’s Bath Center, Circle Furniture, Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs & Carpeting, SleepAll, Boston Staging Group, Integrity from Marvin Windows & Doors, and Murus Panel. All proceeds from tours benefit The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry.

For more information on sponsors, The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry, and the Yankee Magazine Showhouse, visit

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