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Historic Modern Expansion featured in Boston Globe Magazine- 09.10.17

On September 10, The Boston Globe’s “Your Home” Magazine Section explored the theme, “Making Room,” with one of our recent projects featured. The article tells the story of our addition to an early modern house built before World War II.  With three young children, our clients asked us to design an addition that would add much-needed space and enhance their International Style residence. We provided a new family entrance, mudroom, and playroom on the ground floor; a new family room above at the level of the backyard and pond; and an additional bedroom and a laundry room on the second floor. Irregular siding milled from reclaimed lumber clads the exterior; our new cabinets exposed plywood edges.

Located on a scenic road within a historic area, the dwelling was built into a hillside site that wouldn’t have been considered buildable before modernism’s embrace of such unconventional natural settings. The architect of the original  residence, Edwin B. Goodell, had previously designed one of the first modern houses in New England; his Field Farm, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is operated as a bed and breakfast by the Trustees of Reservations.