Tree Tops

Boston's North Shore, Massachusetts
Architecture

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Indoor Outdoor Transitions

Along the Gold Coast of Boston's North Shore, perched proudly on a hill, lies a hidden gem, a peaceful retreat tucked into the trees. The serenity of the site enhanced by the rich textures of the surrounding vegetation drove the design concept of this newly constructed home. Inspired by the natural palette, this home with a treehouse aesthetic settles effortlessly into the landscape, making this a refined woodland hideaway. This home boasts a unique view of the ocean through the trees giving one a glimpse of the world beyond. A combination of traditional and contemporary forms blends seamlessly with its wooded location.

What started as a renovation and addition transformed into a new home design that appealed to the client’s current lifestyle and addressed their future needs. The home was moved 18 feet back from the edge of a steep slope, further anchoring the home to the site and maximizing vistas. The exterior is adorned with steep gables, gray wood shingles, evergreen cladding, and copper roof and vent detailing and provides an opportunity for first floor living if needed in the future. The home exudes a peaceful feeling with traditional elements mixed with hints of warm contemporary.

The design has several transition points to connect the interior spaces to the outdoors. A cedar deck that wraps around the house provides several outdoor rooms for guests and family to enjoy. Each space was carefully designed to accommodate its intended use. There is a section for lounging, a nook to relax and stargaze in the outdoor spa, a place to gather around for a meal, and a place to unwind and get cozy by the outdoor fireplace. The placement of these spaces and the connection to each was carefully planned to allow for privacy to the interior rooms. The clients now have a house they love and will enjoy for years to come.

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Photographer: Dan Cutrona