Newton Shingle Style

Newton Shingle Style

Newton, MA

This home was designed for a young family in a wonderful neighborhood full of turn-of-the century homes. The shingle style design strives to blend comfortably into that neighborhood and contribute to its architectural heritage of richly shaped and detailed homes from the exterior, yet create a spatially open, sun-filled and contemporary environment on the interior. The design takes full advantage of the sloping site, tucking the home into the hillside so that it is properly scaled to the traditional neighborhood along the street, but provides a walk-out lower floor and a grand porch that extends across the back of the house allowing for easy flow from the first floor rooms into the sun and yard.

The interior of the home provides the number and diversity of rooms that are desired by the modern American family, but gathers and scales them together in a manner that eliminates hallways and achieves a efficiency that balances openness and intimacy. A grand staircase tower marks the front of the home and provides ample western light deep into the house. The interior detailing of the stair tower railing, landing bench and ceiling are all reminiscent of the architectural origins of the neighborhood. The kitchen, breakfast room, family room and master bedroom all enjoy the elevated view of the yard and the natural light of the southeasterly exposure.

Team

Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Builder: Macomber Carpentry & Construction

Photographer: Greg Premru Photography

Awards

2012Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, New England - Bulfinch Award

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