Homes designed to make the everyday extraordinary.

Headquartered in beautiful Newburyport, Massachusetts, Windward Shaw designs custom homes and renovates properties on the North Shore. Our world-class craftsmen, award-winning architects, and elegant design consultants work hand in hand with your family to create exceptional residences that are beautiful — and beautifully functional.


Custom built, every time.

We joke that our slogan should be "we agonize over every doorknob." Because we do. Nothing we design, build, or select is cookie cutter, which makes every decision on every house fresh and new. And it shows. 

From renovations to bottom-up and brand-new builds, Windward Shaw takes pride in every piece of craftsmanship.

Everything. Plus a pool.

West End, Newburyport, Massachusetts

When a busy family of four decides they love their home, but are quickly outgrowing it, they call on us.

By adding a large addition, the square footage jumps from 2100 to 3100 square feet – with nearly every inch of the house renovated or custom built. But it’s not just about more space, it’s about using the space more efficiently. This project includes a complete reflow, creating shared spaces for the family and modernizing throughout. 

And that’s just the inside. We’re turning the backyard into an oasis with a brand-new gunite pool, stone paver patio, deck, and screened-in porch. Their summer family vacation plans? Days in the pool and nights by the fire pit.

Whole house renovation

North End, Newburyport, MAssachusetts

Sometimes you have to tear down walls (and even old, outdated additions) to bring a project together. 

That’s what we’re doing in this single family whole-house renovation, which will add not only 1250 square feet, but also a sense of spaciousness.

We’re modifying the existing first-floor space to create an airy open concept, with an expanded kitchen and living area, new walk-in pantry, new mudroom, and new bathroom.

On the second floor? Every bedroom and every bathroom gets renovated, and we’re adding a new master suite with a walk-in closet and laundry room. 

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Classic with a twist of modern.

While modernized with the latest technology, the homes we build and renovate share a deeply timeless sense of style. From cozy coastal cottages to welcoming farmhouses, we build with materials and styles that have stood the test of time like reclaimed beams, classic lighting fixtures, and hand crafted built in book shelves (which, by the way, also hide the latest operating boards for whole house audio systems.)

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