Photography: Kent Dayton, Matthew Cunningham
Stern McCafferty transformed an existing 1950’s ranch house on Borland Street in Brookline into an open, modern, light-filled home. Zoning restrictions, budget considerations and a desire to minimize the project’s carbon footprint influenced the decision to retain broad portions of the original structure. Additions were designed to expand the size of the home and to create a large, double-height living and dining area.
The desire to make a strong connection between the home and the garden inspired a large window wall and exterior terraces and porch areas. The design also created greater transparency in the street façade; ribbon windows allow morning light into the kitchen and a small trellis-covered terrace and garden were created to allow a direct connection to the streetscape.