Architect: Andrew Reck
Architect Firm: Oak Hill Architects
Location: Boston Area, MA
Project Type: Replace and Remodel
Calling this 1890 Victorian home a restoration would be an understatement. The homeowners had all four stories stripped down to the frame and rebuilt with an attached garage and an all-new roof deck. This created a design challenge to tie the garage into the existing structure without sacrificing the traditional Victorian aesthetic. To achieve the final product, a conservatory-style connection was built between the garage and house to both join them together and link each level with a stair tower. Marvin windows played a key role in complementing the curved copper roof and preserving the character and period of the house. The glass left a pleasant transition between the different levels throughout the home.