Private Residence Renovation – Cambridge, MA
Type: Residential Renovation – 2-Family-House turning into 1-Family-House
Description of project: The client that we had worked with prior to this project on her coffee shop projects in Somerville wanted to renovate her private residence. She and her family occupied the 1st floor. The 2nd floor level was usually rented out for temporary international guests. The client was ready to combining both floors making her house a 1-family-house for her growing family. The entire design process was focused on collecting FUN! ideas, articles from various magazines, trying schemes, building the residence in 3D/SketchUp and finding the perfect end-result for her and her family. The construction of the project was divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 was an enlargement of the 1st floor by including the enclosed porch into the living space and connecting the 1st and the 2nd floor to make it a 1-family home. In addition, we also removed a wall that separated living and kitchen space and installed a garage door instead. Phase 2 would include renovation of the entire 2nd floor with reorganizing the floor plan to create a master bedroom connected to a luxury master bathroom and two rooms for the children. Phase 3 would be to create an entertainment space in the attic.
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Year of Design: 2014/2015/2016
Year of Construction: 2015/2016/2017
Job: Architectural Designer & Job Captain: Design Development, Client Meetings
Company/Employer: Davis Square Architects, Inc