Michael Huller Architects 1831 Washington Street Newton MA 02466 617-965-4618 email@example.com
Michael Huller Architects
Needham 1 Clients wished the design to have the look and feel of Tuscany
This project was completed over several years, comprising six separate projects. First and foremost, our clients wanted all the design phases to have the feel and a sense of Tuscany. We suggested that we create a design that recalls Tuscany but still has, a connection to New England. The first project was a master bathroom and walk in closet adjacent to the bathroom. It features an open shower with a wall that represents a trellis with red flowers. The wall was covered with wood tiles we developed per the home owners request to add a warm material to the design.
In the second and third phases we added a garage bay adjacent to the existing garage bay and added some natural light to the second floor front. On the second floor all the bedrooms and bathrooms face the rear. The hallway connecting the rooms was narrow, dark and cramped. Our solution was to add a dormer. Because we thought the existing roof line enhanced the charming simplicity of the front elevation, we developed a dormer that would allow for a lot of light while opening up the hallway. This was accomplished without detracting from the existing roof line; that is not interrupting the horizontal line of the roof. Fourth on the list was to renovate the existing shed into a gardening workshop and guest house with a bathroom. We started by tackling the rear of the house, with the idea of creating order, adding a new deck connected to a new screened-in porch and building a new set of stairs, connected to the front, which, in turn, would enhance and relate to the gardens.
The final project was the design of a kitchen. The clients wanted a galley kitchen that would continue with the Tuscan feel we had developed on the previous projects.