An old house was given a new lease on life by replacing the exterior white painted stucco with shingles, more in keeping with its island neighbors. Inside, vistas were opened up between the main rooms, and bay windows added on the water side to take in the expansive views. The kitchen moved from a rear service wing to the view side, where it becomes a family gathering place. The stair was reoriented to create a clear path from entry to living room.
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.
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.