A new 3,300 square foot house on an urban lot regulated with a Conservation Zoning overlay. The owners’ previous (non-historic) house on the site was demolished to construct a new residence suited to their needs and desires. While clearly modern, the design recalls some aspects of the surrounding early-20th century houses in the neighborhood, and received Historic Commission approval for new construction.
The front of the house is somewhat formal, with clean-lined brick and a front porch (with swing). The rear is more relaxed and has room for a large patio with a firepit and exterior doors from home offices and the master bedroom.
Low-maintenance materials include brick, cement-fiber siding, and a standing seam metal roof. Foam wall insulation and a conditioned, insulated crawl space optimize energy efficiency.