Renovation of an early Single Family 1860’s row house in Boston’s South End, a building with little intact original detailing and a significant amount of deferred maintenance. The lot is unusually deep (slightly over 95’) as is its rear neighbors.
The renovated house engages the family in new perspectives of open spaces, daylight, and natural ventilation; the details and materiality alternately unite and contrast the modern spaces with their historical foundation. As each modern detail is in dialogue with the existing condition and every window profile is unique to the house. Much of the hardware is also unique, creating the necessary tangible relationships that synthesize the narrative of the whole project.
Location: Boston, MA, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Construction Manager: Payne-Bouchier. 173 Norfolk Avenue, Boston MA 02119
Engineering firm: Roome & Guarracino, LLC. 48 Grove St # 301, Somerville MA 02144
Designers: Pamela Butz, Jeffrey Klug, Josh Fiedler, Karl Viksnins, Nicholas Waldman
Window Fabricator: Architectural Openings. 16 Garfield Avenue Somerville MA 02145
Cabinet Maker: Furniture Design Services. 119r Foster Street Bldg. 13, Peabody MA 01960;
Payne-Bouchier . 173 Norfolk Avenue, Boston MA 02119
Photographer: Eric Roth Photography. P.O. BOX 422, Topsfield MA 01983