Contemporary & sheltering

Contemporary & sheltering
Floating in the treetops

Floating in the treetops
Rooted in the hillside

Rooted in the hillside
Openable walls & living space projected into nature

Openable walls & living space projected into nature
Sample Description
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A home floating in the treetops

May Residence

Private Residence, Brookline, MA

The character of this home arose out of the challenges of a steeply sloped site. To take advantage of the views offered, the two story structure is raised with its lower floor flush to street grade. Living activities are located upstairs to heighten the drama of the views and light while the bedrooms are provided at grade. The cantilevered shingled roof provides a sheltering car port reconciling domestic welcome with the needs of the automobile. At the rear, the cantilevered roof deck stretches out to the views. Tall custom walk-through windows flood the interior with light. 

Size: 2,000 gsf 

Recognition

  • Finalist, 2004 & 2006 Harleston-Parker Medal AIA/Boston Society for Architecture

  • 2000 Award for Design Excellence in Housing Honor Award, Boston Society for Architecture/AIA 

  • Exhibition Yale School of Architecture, Main Gallery, May 2001

  • Houses-Casas-Häuser eds. Hugo Kliczkowski and Alejandro Bahamón, HK-Onlybook/Loft Publications, Spain, 2005, pp92-99. 

  • The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design Jeremiah Eck, The Taunton Press, 2003, pp156-157. 

  • “The Year in Review Issue” Architecture Boston, vol. 3, no.5, 2000, p 58. 

  • “A Modern Treehouse” R. Campbell, Boston Globe, Jul 8, 1999, ppF1,8. 

  • Harvard Design Magazine Fall 1998, pp98. 

Level 1 and 2 plan
Level 1 and 2 plan
Site plan
Site plan