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Best of Boston Home Cover Story

We were recently featured in Boston Home magazine’s Best of Boston Home 2017 edition for our renovation of a single family home in Cambridge.  The mid-century modern house was originally converted from a municipal garage in the late 1950’s by…

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— Special Project, institutional

White Mountain School Alumni & Students Celebrate New Spaces

We’re happy to share a video and a few photos from one of our favorite clients, The White Mountain School. They recently had their annual Alumni Weekend and this week the school is partaking in their creative Spirit week, including…

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— houses, in construction, waterfront

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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— waterfront, houses, in design, in construction

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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— waterfront, houses, in construction

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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— houses, in design, waterfront

An Architect’s House in Rockport – Part II

After studying dozens (hundreds?!) of plans and 3D model ideas, Will settled on what he thought of as a relatively “quiet” / simple design, a collage of volumes and planes wrapped around the original house. The ground floor would be…

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— waterfront, houses, in design

An Architect’s House in Rockport – Part I  

Will Ruhl and his family bought a small, humble house in a beautiful neighborhood of Rockport, MA, in 2012 from the next door neighbors, with dreams of creating a year-round house worthy of its priceless location on Gap Cove. The…

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— houses

Before and After for a Mid-Century Modern House

When we first visited this Mid-Century Modern house outside of Boston, we took careful note of what remained of the house’s original modern character, which was camouflaged behind kitschy window boxes, an unsightly eighties garage addition complete with stenciled bird…

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— waterfront, houses, pro bono, studio

Two More Design Awards!

We were thrilled to learn this week that two of our projects have received 2012 design awards from the Boston Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects New England.  The winning projects are: The Hawaii Wildlife Center, which…

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— waterfront, houses, institutional, pro bono, lofts

Three BSA Design Awards!

We’re honored to have been notified this week that three of our projects have received 2012 design awards from the Boston Society of Architects.  The BSA hasn’t announced the particulars yet, but we’ll post again when we know more! In…

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— waterfront, houses

Westport River house is complete!

It’s been awhile since we posted an update for our Westport project, the modern house Ruhl Walker Architects designed to float above its Westport River site, and that we introduced back in January and April.  Rick and Susan have moved…

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— houses, in construction, waterfront

Loving their new (almost finished) Westport River House

We are thrilled that our Westport clients are enjoying living in their new river front house, after recently having received their Certificate of Occupancy from the town! There is still an extensive punch list to complete, but after such a…

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