Green Remodel Preserves Historical Charm

Merit Award: Green Remodeling Over $250,000

During the addition and renovation process, LDa Architecture & Interiors preserved the historical character of this 1914 Arts and Crafts-style home in Massachusetts. The team implemented sustainable features and technology to earn the finished project a LEED for Homes Gold rating.

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According to the architects, "As it was, the home was poorly insulated but in fair condition, with dated finishes, uninspiring landscape, and an undersized garage."

The project involved major changes to the exterior of the house and landscaping. An addition to the back expanded the kitchen and the second floor master suite and also added a mudroom and a breakfast area. The enlarged garage was topped with a green roof.

The project involved major changes to the exterior of the house and landscaping. An addition to the back expanded the kitchen and the second floor master suite and also added a mudroom and a breakfast area. The enlarged garage was topped with a green roof.

The interior embraces the home's historical accents. The five-color palette was based on colors used in similar turn-of-the-century homes, and the existing hardwood floors—a blend of oak and fir—were maintained wherever possible.

The addition includes a breakfast nook lined with Pella Corp. windows (pella.com), which admit plenty of natural light.

This open, light-filled bathroom includes a Hydro Systems (hydrosystem.com) standalone bathtub, as well as plumbing fixtures by Kohler (us.kohler.com) and Toto (totousa.com).

The remodel increased the size of the master suite on the second floor.

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