We seamlessly transformed a beloved summer house built by our client’s grandparents in the 1920’s for year-round living. The house was slightly reorganized, gutted and insulated, but all the wood trim, doors, windows, and hardware were restored and reused.
A small Greek Revival house was given a new foundation and a wing connecting to a new barn and embracing a protected garden. A long axial view from the front door through the new wing makes a small house seem bigger than it is.
This eclectic and innovative design re-imagines how to live within a traditional 5-story Boston townhouse. Some floors were removed and the basement excavated to create new double-height spaces. A new stair animates the space with a collage of seemingly randomly stacked boxes that tumble between the two levels.