This early 20th century two-family home had not been renovated for many years. Typical to homes of this era, it was subdivided into a series of small rooms that felt both dark and crowded, as well as disconnected. In a series of phased renovations including a small addition, our design strategically removed portions of walls to create openness and easy communication between rooms. Other walls were left, with existing window and door openings intact, to create comfortable and furnishable spaces. The original brick fireplace was stripped of its walls and plaster to create a sculptural and functional centerpiece for the house. A large, glass-block skylight brings natural light deep into the heart of the house while providing a walkable surface for the roof deck above.
As featured in Boston Magazine.
Contractor: Haley Construction, Effortless Design, Dunphy Brothers
Structural: LeBrasseur Engineering