The new residential construction is a modest and modern single family house that situated in Boston’s dynamic Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The design team took on the challenge of working with the existing features of the house and respecting the historical context of Eliot Street with a new modern addition while also providing a vibrant modern facade aesthetic to reflect the diversity of its neighbors.
The residence contains an open floor plan on the first floor for flexible social and food related activities and private spaces on the second floor including bedrooms, bathrooms and an office.
The home utilizes photovoltaic solar and wind source electrical services, energy recovery for lighting and appliances as well as water collection for outdoor irrigation. Other sustainable features includes the use of a rain-screen system with fiber-cement panel siding and a UV stabilized water vapor barrier to allow for open joints within the facade. Local fabricators built custom pieces around the home such as the fabrication of the deck railing.