— houses, in construction

Making Modern from the Ground Up

SANDRA JAHNES: Our clients purchased one side of an 1857 Cambridge two-family home both for its fantastic Brattle Street location and because they saw great potential beyond its obvious flaws.  The foundation was severely deficient due to poor construction and…

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— waterfront, houses, in construction

Making Modern in Cohasset

Take a look at these process images showing our design refresh of an oceanfront house south of Boston.  

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Gap Cove House Nearing Completion

Much has happened since we last wrote about a new house we designed on Gap Cove in Rockport, MA back in June. We’re happy to report that after a historically difficult 2015 winter the general contractor, Skinner and Watkins, recovered…

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— houses, in design, in construction, waterfront

The Evolution of a Design

  When William Ruhl and his wife bought their little “fixer-upper” in Rockport, MA, they promised the sellers – who happened to also be the next door neighbors – that they would have the opportunity to review the design of…

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Building a Modern House on the Coast in the Age of Rising Tides

Building a custom house on the coast has become more treacherous in the era of rising sea levels. Firm principal, Will Ruhl, has been researching this subject intensely in conjunction with the design of his own house in Rockport, MA.…

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— institutional, in construction, pro bono, prefab

A New Arts Center for The White Mountain School, Part III

Since our last blog post on the new art studio building that we designed for The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH, there has been some dramatic progress; not as much as the aggressive original schedule called for but amazingly…

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— prefab, institutional, in construction, pro bono

A New Arts Center for The White Mountain School

A lot of progress has been made since our last blog post on the new art studio building we designed for The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH. General contractor and prefabricator Bensonwood Construction Company produced all of the Permit-related…

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Architectural Solutions to Coastal Challenges

As construction winds down on our house in Wellfleet, Sandra Baron discusses some specific coastal challenges that were overcome through careful design decisions.     The hot topic following a recent uptick in super-storms is how and even whether houses…

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— in construction, prefab

Small Project, BIG Impact

When we were approached by the talented landscape architecture team at Reed Hilderbrand to assist them with a small architectural intervention in a much larger landscape design we were instantly intrigued.  Their plans for the residential property already included several…

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Curves are Taking Shape in Wellfleet

Following up on our most recent post, Sandra Baron describes the process of building curved roofs and walls with today’s technology.     We always enjoy pushing the envelope, but when our clients came to us requesting a design that…

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The House of Shifting Sands

When we last posted photos of our Griffin Island house in Wellfleet, MA, the board-formed concrete foundation under the main house was rising out of the sand and the art studio was taking form to the south. Time flies, but…

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Modern Prefab house in Lincoln: Almost Done!

We are a few days away from move-in day at our Lincoln project, so we closed the studio for a few hours and everyone took a pre-Certificate-of-Occupancy look. Yes, there is a bit of a final punch list (as always),…

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