This 2400 SF Cambridge home began as a candy factory, built in the early 20th century. When we started the project, it had already been converted to a live/work space, but there were no clear divisions between the uses. One…
Our clients fell in love with a striking mid-century modern house on a stunning lot, with both ocean and pond views. They envisioned a restored refuge that incorporated the gorgeous scenery, perfect for entertaining. We kept the home’s layout intact but reworked the structure, adding an eight-foot window facing the ocean and a cantilevered glass cube to expand the main living space. Because the clients often host dance parties, we also added a bar with a built-in turntable cubby.
The resulting 2500 SF, 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath house has an open commons, an expandable dining section, multiple balconies, and a rooftop living room with a gas fire-pit to extend the outdoor season.
Recessed windows create reading nooks and unassuming shelves in the bedrooms, and light wood keeps everything intimate and warm throughout. The facades are clean and the proportions human-scaled. Well-placed windows and custom cabinets ensure a design that beautifully merges transparency and openness with more sheltered, personal areas.
An elegant retreat amongst rugged terrain, this home is balanced and inviting, with niches that encourage lingering.