CURRENT WORK

Making a building requires time. This seems so obvious as to be almost unnecessary to state. Still, depending on a project's ambition, scale, and complexity, from the first inkling of an idea it can take years to hand over the keys to a client. Sometimes, of course, it takes less time. But developing and delivering a project is painstaking, the product of conversation, care, and hard work.

These are projects we are currently working on, to give a sense of where we are headed. They are at various stages of completion, from initial concept to construction. See more about the design process here.

HORACE MANN HOUSE   A renovation and addition to a 1940s Cape in a leafy inner suburb of Boston for a young family of four and an enthusiastic dog. The addition will contain an expanded and renovated kitchen, enlarged living room, and sun room on the first floor; a master bedroom suite with a roof deck, part of which is screened, on the second; and a basement rec room and exercise studio. There will also be a front porch added. The neighborhood is made up of relatively small lots, with houses set quite close to one another, a common early- to mid-century northeastern settlement pattern. There are three primary drivers of the design: first, an enhanced relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces; second, the ability to accommodate house concerts; third, a degree of privacy relative to surrounding neighbors. There is a certain amount of tension amongst these three desires, which will be resolved by strategies of landscape screening and a smart balance of window and opaque wall.

HORACE MANN HOUSE

A renovation and addition to a 1940s Cape in a leafy inner suburb of Boston for a young family of four and an enthusiastic dog. The addition will contain an expanded and renovated kitchen, enlarged living room, and sun room on the first floor; a master bedroom suite with a roof deck, part of which is screened, on the second; and a basement rec room and exercise studio. There will also be a front porch added. The neighborhood is made up of relatively small lots, with houses set quite close to one another, a common early- to mid-century northeastern settlement pattern. There are three primary drivers of the design: first, an enhanced relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces; second, the ability to accommodate house concerts; third, a degree of privacy relative to surrounding neighbors. There is a certain amount of tension amongst these three desires, which will be resolved by strategies of landscape screening and a smart balance of window and opaque wall.

OLD MIDDLESEX APPURTENANCES   A new entry portico and family room extension for a 1980s house in a close suburb of Boston.

OLD MIDDLESEX APPURTENANCES

A new entry portico and family room extension for a 1980s house in a close suburb of Boston.


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