This contextual addition in Wellesley, MA respects the local vernacular. The project was completed in phases. First the existing sunroom was winterized with custom fabricated arch-top windows. This room became the refuge space when the main house was renovated a year later. The new addition in back included a large family room at the ground level with a master suite and office above. The garage was reapportioned to include a new mudroom leading to the enlarged kitchen.
This lovely home in Brookline, MA needed a formal entry to match the elegant interiors. The new gabled addition features locally quarried granite quoins and archway, custom entry doors fabricated of native lumber, and recycled brick cladding on the exterior. A trio of leaded glass windows provide natural light to the entryway, and new marble flooring throughout the foyer and stair hall unifies existing and new spaces.
Interior renovations to the living room include custom furnishings, drapery, and stained glass. The dining room features unique brass and ebony window screens, with custom-fabricated dining table, carpet, and sculpture pedestal. The lighting was developed to provide the owner with multiple "mood" settings.
Note the custom granite sink in the powder room, fabricated in one piece with the counter top.
The design for this law firm in Boston, MA included a large reception area, 4 partner offices, 12 associate offices, conference rooms, and support spaces. Custom designed millwork, furnishings, lighting and carpet are featured throughout.
This stately center-hall colonial home was expanded in all directions. From the front, a new portico marks the enlarged entryway. Existing one-story east and west wings acquired a second story. But the real fun is in the back, where a series of informal spaces were added that bring the outdoors in.
The existing ground floor living room now houses 2 pianos and was opened to a new family space that doubles as a practice room for the local choral society. The coffered ceiling, new fireplace, decorative molding details and hardwood flooring bring a traditional feel to the open plan.
This scale model depicts a contemporary addition to a 60's split-level ranch. The butterfly roof shall be used for rainwater collection, and new windows throughout the existing house and extension will blend the enlarged structure stylistically.
A home is so much more than a building. It includes the garden and extends into the neighborhood or local village. Many of my clients purchase older homes in well established neighborhoods with amenities within walking distance. Through additions and renovations the properties become uniquely their own. These principals of "green" design such as adaptive re-use and less dependence on the automobile are really just wonderful quality of life choices.
Porches & Sunrooms
These spaces allow us to enjoy a lovely garden from the comfort of the great indoors.
This extensive addition and renovation project was completed in conjunction with Young/Goldstein Architects in Atlanta, GA. The small sanctuary was doubled in size by the extension of the nave and addition of trancepts in classic cruciform manner. The new entry, narthex and steeple give this house of worship an iconic street presence, grounded in its community.
The program for this project was fairly simple. The client needed a garage and mudroom, and the small kitchen needed to be updated and expanded. All of these functions could have been accommodated in a 1-story addition. A 2-story space was designed however, for a contextual blend with the existing 3-story structure. An airy "bonus space" above the garage shall be finished as a home studio in the future.
In all of the kitchens shown here, the cooking space is the nucleus of the home. Much the way life centered around the hearth in days of old, today's kitchens are where the modern family collects. Good design makes for pleasant interactions!
Water and sunlight, stone and glass are the materials of delight in these spaces of necessity.
A successful loft layout defines functional areas with as few walls as possible, in order to maintain an airy spaciousness. This open plan maximized natural daylight while accommodating privacy through the limited placement of space-defining partitions. Sleeping, dressing and bathing functions were clustered behind a few carefully placed walls. The 2200 square foot family-friendly loft boasts just 3 doors: one to the bathroom, plus a front and rear exit.