1880 House Transformation

With this gut interior renovation over four floors, the homeowners bring modern design to their quaint 1880 New England farmhouse.  The renovation dramatically transforms the interior to fit their lifestyle and aesthetic.  Improving the size and proportions of rooms, eliminating redundant circulation spaces, and fitting out the basement further increases the home’s functionality.

Originally the first floor, as is common in late 19th century New England homes, consisted of a compartmentalized set of rooms and a narrow entry hall.  The renovation creates an open plan by removing two obsolete chimneys and many of the interior walls. The new modern kitchen, anchored by a large square island, opens up to the flexible dining room and the living room is expanded.  The rear mudroom and full bathroom are reconfigured to make more efficient use of the compact footprint.

On the second floor, a small rear addition over an existing one-story bump-out adds sufficient square footage to create a primary bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.  The renovation right sizes the rooms to have better proportions for the bedrooms, efficient use the available space, accommodate new large closets, and create a more inviting second-floor hall.  In the primary bedroom, the additional height of the cathedral ceiling combined with the large windows and skylight give the room an airy and spacious feeling of retreat.



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project information

3000 square foot single-family full interior renovation in Newton.  

ARCHITECT: Atelier et Alia

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Tripi Engineering Services, LLC

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Segovia General Construction, Inc.

KITCHEN CABINETS: Divine Design Center

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sabrina Cole Quinn Photography