Residential Design

VOL2 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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What attracted you to this project? This is my first suburban home—everything else has been va- cation homes. That it was actually on a street with other houses was super exciting to me. If it's on a street, what does that mean for the house and what does that mean for the street? My clients owned a two-story, hipped-roof Colonial— the house everyone in the neighborhood loves and envies. They bought the house next door on a double-wide lot. They bulldozed the house, divided the lot into two and sold one off to a developer. The developer built a Shingle-style home with a steeply pitched gable roof. That left us with a deep, 80-foot- wide lot, and provided the context. My clients wanted to build a new house for the wife's 80-year-old mother, so she could move from Western Massa- chusetts. The husband is a car enthusiast and wanted a garage to store a future collection. They wanted the house to be a comfortable, adaptable home for the mother, and a gathering place for Sunday dinner with the extended family. The think- ing is that they will downsize into this house someday. Clockwise from above: Nestled in a neighborhood of traditional houses, this new house and garage play with precedent through a modern lens. The dining room brings together a multigenerational family. Its asymmetrical fenestration adds a contemporary touch. The house is accessible for its 80-year-old occupant, but optimized for absorbing extended family and friends. 12 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 VERBATIM

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