Wellesley

This house was designed to reflect a grouping of vernacular sheds. Unpretentious and simple from the street while complex and contemporary from all other aspects.

Built around a “reflecting pool” deep enough to be used for swimming the drawings show what can be achieved when weathered clapboarded side walls are paired with oversized shingled roofs and antique brick chimneys. The windows are large , the ceilings are high and the floors are mostly stone paved both inside and out.

The landscape and siting of all components was planned to maximize privacy with the open garage “shed” having its back turned to the road blocking the view to the street. A crushed stone entry drive meanders through the property giving an impression of a country idyll rather than its rather restricted suburban location.

An homage and nod to the late architect George Washington Wales Brewster…….

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