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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


Note to media: Yankee invites media interested in covering the showhouse to RSVP for the Housewarming Party, tours, seminars, and demonstrations. Interviews with sponsors, builders, suppliers, and Yankee editors may be scheduled in advance. For more information and to register, contact Heather Atwell at 603-563-8118, ext. 180, or via e-mail at

About Yankee: Yankee Publishing Inc. is an independent media company based in Dublin, New Hampshire. Yankee Magazine (“New England’s Magazine”) was first published in September 1935 and is the only magazine dedicated to New England. The Old Farmer’s Almanac (“Often Imitated but Never Equaled”) is the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical. Products include The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids,,,,, and various podcasts. The company also produces a wide range of books, calendars, and custom-published products.

About The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry: The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry works to alleviate hunger and increase access to nutrition for limited-income households in the Cape Ann community with a mission of food and hospitality, advocacy, and job training. The organization combines traditional food pantry and hot meal programs with Mobile Markets, free farmers’ markets in three public housing locations, Brown Bag Markets, free canned goods and produce in two senior center locations, free lunch for kids during the summer at four Gloucester locations, and food stamp application assistance to increase access to nutrition. Its hunger relief programs annually serve 1,400 to 1,500 Cape Ann households.

The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry owns and operates the Second Glance Resale Shop, the community’s premier resource for reduced-cost items, recycling, referrals, and retraining. All revenues support the organization’s hunger relief programs. For more information, visit

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