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Cambridge Overhaul

To say this residential project in Cambridge was extensive is an understatement. Our great clients wanted to convert their two-story, two-family into a three-story, one-family residence. It was a tall but totally doable and fun order for us.

To achieve those design goals, a complete gut was needed first. Another obvious necessity was the addition of a brand-new third floor to the house. We went with a mansard roof style for the design to keep the house classic and in line with the broader neighborhood. Its iconic slopes and dormer windows add loads of unmistakable character. Along that same thinking, we also landed on a vintage red and green exterior palette. It’s striking for all the right reasons and very much a nod to the building’s 120-year history. Inside, we reworked and reorganized everything to suit modern, single-family living. The core of the design is the main staircase which extends from the basement through the new third floor. We gave careful attention to its design, detail, and craftsmanship. Similarly, the millwork throughout the interior was paramount, so we spent a lot of time really getting in there and detailing each piece. Each inch of it is highly functional yet carefully styled to keep with the aesthetic of this reimagined classic. (Exterior photos coming soon)
Cambridge, MA
3,250 sf
Fresh Start Contracting
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