Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

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

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copper was used liberally on counters and backsplashes. "Every time you put a glass down on the copper it changes, so the finish is constantly evolving and almost has its own moods," he says. The second story contains three bed- rooms, two baths, and an inviting library over garage, while the attic is a cozy studio for his wife, who is a watercol- orist, collage artist, and avid collector. "Attics are always places you want to explore; they contain the mystery of former lives," the architect says. "That's where everyone puts stuff they don't want to throw away but have no place for in their homes and it collects there, year after year. We wanted this space to be endowed with that kind of emotional content." The flooring is Hungarian wagon board—a highly weathered oak, and on the walls is "brown board," wood from the interior of old barns. "New England attics are often unfin- ished spaces, and the old recycled wood evokes those feelings," he says. From the outside, the house looks like it could have predated the residen- tial community around it. True to its agrarian form, the exterior is clad in wood from an old Pennsylvania barn, and the front façade retains some of the red paint that's more than 100 years old. The property's remnant trolley track was cleverly repurposed, too, as a path from the house to the old cottage, now used as a studio and guest room. The back patio and walkway along the side of the house are made from slabs of salvaged granite curbing from Olde New England Granite. ATTIC UPPER GROUND SITE PLAN EXISTING COTTAGE NEARWATER RD FLOOR PLAN | 1. Entry & Stairs | 2. Service | 3. Food Prep | 4. Dining | 5. Living | 6. Loft 7. Bedroom | 8. Master Bath & Closet | 9. Master Bedroom | 10. Crafts | 11. Sleeping | 12. Bath 13. Office 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 "I thought I'd go out of my way to do as sensitive a design as possible." —Bruce Beinfield 83 VOL. 3, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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