The new owners of this historic Ashland home wanted to bring back the character of the original residence, while updating its systems, materials, functionality, and the surrounding landscape. The house had been home to many uses over the years including a woman’s shelter and Bed and Breakfast, as well as its original residential use.
The design and building team worked closely with the clients to identify its unique history, update its materials, finishes, and color palette, as well as modernize its electrical, lighting, and mechanical systems. Although the overall footprint of the main house remained unchanged, careful attention to interior remodeling opened up spaces for contemporary living including a large eat-in gourmet kitchen, a new master bedroom suite, and the restored wrap-around porch. Other new or remodeled features included the restoration of the original masonry fireplace, an updated functional mud room, and ample built-ins for the client’s love of books and manuscripts.
The exterior and overall volume of the building was also restored. A modified hipped roof over the rear of the house provided consistency to the roof shape; the trim, siding, and details were brought back to life, and new entrances were introduced to provide for better circulation in and around the property. The landscape architect responded to the clients wishes by creating several new intimate outdoor spaces for retreat and solace, as well as for entertainment and relaxation around a new pool, that actually replaced a large expanse of concrete.
Architect—Robert Saladoff, Architect
Interior Designer—Angela Harrasser
Structural Engineer—Allan Goffe, ACE Engineering
General Contractor—Bostwick Construction
Landscape Architect—Kencairn Environmental Design