Our Client moved into this grand, historic Cambridge home and wanted to update the exterior of the home, and also to screen traffic noise from between the road to the house. SKA detailed a stepping Blue Granite retaining wall with Plantings behind it to help screen both the noise from passing cars, but also to limit the exposure of the clients and their family to the headlights of oncoming cars from the street. The new wall provides a clear delineation of public and private space while also informing where the front entry is for the home.
This West Cambridge House was updated with a renovation on the entry hallway, an unused space into an office and the kitchen.
The previously existing house was torn down and replaced with a new construction with more contemporary design and updated amenities as well as new landscaping and site design surrounding the house.
For this project, our client purchased a speculative development house near Shady Hill School in Cambridge and wanted to customize a series of elements within the home. SKA redesigned an awkward closet into a large spacious office desk with a live edge English elm desktop. The blend of the natural lines with the crisp shaker panels on the desk combine to create a functional workspace that has the feel of being up in a treehouse.
Avon Hill Renovation
This Structure was originally a Car repair garage. Then in the 1950’s Paul Rudolph redesigned the space for a residential client. The House had fallen into disrepair when our clients purchased the property in 2014. SKA worked as the project manager overseeing the restoration of this property to remake it so that it can be used by the new owners and their young family for years to come.
*design credit- Charles Myers and Partners
In this Huron Village Renovation, SKA gut renovated the 1920’s 2 family home. Adding a 3rd Floor level, with a streetside balcony, and woven cedar shingle corners with sweeps to give the boxy home a little more character. The cohesion of the front façade is now more evident and the house addresses the street and community in a more inviting manner.
In this west Cambridge Deck Renovation, the intent of the renovation was to take a dark covered porch and expand the size of the deck to provide a more usable outdoor room, while also bringing more light into the back of the home. The Modern detailing of the deck creates a mullet effect of traditional up front, and modern in the back.
This forlorn Carport was reimagined by SKA to become a modern garage, with a green roof on top. The existing garage was damaged beyond repair in the historic snows of the winter of 2014-2015, and SKA reimagined the garage as a modern accessory to the shingle style house. The minimalist Ipe siding with exposed structural roof beams that support a 6” deep green roof atop the structure.
For this project, our client had lived in a 2 family home for x years and the small rear porches were underutilized by the family. SKA redesigned the 3 season porches to become fully heated and cooled spaces within the home so that the family can make more use of the space, instead of just using it as storage.
This restaurant Façade in Manchester by the sea had been and homely coffee shop for decades and was in need of a refresh. SKA redesigned the front entry façade to bring more light into the restaurant and to create a historic nod to the original façade of the building.
Framing phasing of new construction.
Our Client for this project had a messy, overflowing kitchen, and as a scientist by day, and baker by night, our client needed a more usable space to make her creations. SKA envisioned a clean, simple, organized space that created a more open daylit space where our client could create her amazing cakes!