The mandate for significant additions to an early 1700’s historic New England Residence, required that the new design remain sensitive to the massing and textures of the original house while creating a space completely contemporary in its use of materials, detailing and overall sensibility. The existing horizontal siding is used as a point of departure to connect the old and the new. In the new additions horizontal aluminum slots begin in alignment with the wood siding and become warped louver elements that allow light to filter into the house.
The new Living Space and Master Bedroom Suite are designed as open and inviting gathering areas for the owners and their children. The new rooms are spatially connected and expansive, with varying degrees of scale in proportional contrast to the small, cozy rooms of the original historic home.