Second Time Around
Ten years ago when Jill and Scott Sullivan first bought their dream house at the water's edge in Swampscott, they renovated the house top to bottom. "Our three children were small then," Jill Sullivan says. "And so we made compromises some of which did not work out so great."
Beautiful, stately homes with grand views of the harbor line the streets of a tony neighborhood on the North Shore. In 2010, while in the process of purchasing one of these homes for her family, another property just down the street went up for sale, prompting a quick change of plans for the mother of three boys.