Tag Archives: Amesbury

An Eco-friendly Solution to the use of Nitrogen Based Fertilizers within a Resource Zone.

Development within a Riverfront Area and sensitive environmental zones is fraught with many requirements typically not encountered in other locations.  One specific regulation is the restricted use of Nitrogen based fertilizers for plants, gardens and lawns.  These regulations were put in place because the leaching of Nitrates into the surrounding waters and soils causes adverse […]

Water Towers Rise Again — See Their New Shapes and Uses

Emptied of water, these structures are now being filled with furnishings to add living space and take advantage of the views Mary Jo Bowling Houzz Editorial Staff; writer, reader, serial remodeler. At the end of the 19th century, home water towers were all about function. Back then they were used to collect and store water, […]

Stonehenge? Wrong Amesbury, but These Stones Could be Historic.

I recently unearthed granite slabs that look as if they may have come from the abutment of a bridge.  Most are in the shape of a pentagon and  slightly decrease  in size from one to another, as if they where stacked at one time.  They measure approximately  5′ x 2′ 6″ x 2′.  I found around […]

Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

Downsize with less compromise: Celebrate the positive, pare down thoughtfully and get the most from your new home During a time when everyone seems to be downsizing, I thought this article by Laura Gaskill was important to post.  In the Green Building Pyramid, less is often better as it relates to the size of a […]

Eclectic Designs …….. A Bit of Inspiration

The Green Building Pyramid

(Click on image to enlarge) Many people ask me what it means to build “Green”.  I want to share with you a graphic that I found in October’s addition of Green Builder called  “A Homeowners Handbook (3rd addition)” .  This graphic was buried deep in the issue so I’m bringing it to the forefront to […]

A History of the Name “Amesbury” (1637 – 2013)

In 1637, the first English settler in the region was John Bayley who crossed the Merrimack River from Newbury, built a log cabin, and began to clear the land for cultivation. On September 6, 1638, the General Court of Massachusetts created a plantation on the left bank of the Merrimack, north to Hampton, on behalf […]