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Around Town: Weston, MA

At Slocum Hall Design Group, we work in many communities throughout the Metrowest area of Boston and beyond. Weston, a charming historic town located about fifteen miles west of downtown Boston is home to a few of our favorite projects.   The town of Weston has one of the lowest population densities of any Boston suburb, with a large portion of...

Meet The Slocum Hall Design Team - Architects in Watertown, MA

The Sum of Our Parts

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This often-cited Aristotle quote rings true in so many aspects of our lives, whether building a home or simply making dinner. At Slocum Hall Design Group we are most definitively more than the sum of our parts. It is our team that defines who we are; each one of us...

Home Addition Architect Aronson front view

Around Town: Newton, MA Architecture Projects by Slocum Hall Design Group

At Slocum Hall Design Group, we work in many towns around the Metro West of Boston and beyond. Newton, located about seven miles west of downtown Boston is one of our most beloved locations and is home to quite a few of our projects.  The City of Newton itself is comprised of thirteen villages, Auburndale, Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre, Newton...

Architectural Insights for the New Decade

Formal Dining vs. Casual Eating Spaces

Do you need a formal dining room? Will you use it? These questions come up more and more when we start the design process for a renovation or new build. Separating the eating area from the “work” space, particularly for large family gatherings and holidays, has its benefits – no kitchen mess on display and less noise traveling between rooms....

Wellesley, MA Architectural Design Photo

Kitchens: So many styles, so many colors, so many options.

The kitchen is the heart-center of any home, the space for everyday living whether gathering for family meals, completing homework at the table, or serving up memorable moments for relatives and friends. As the most utilized room in a home, the kitchen is the perfect place to showcase your personal taste. But building or renovating a new kitchen can be...

A Complete Guide to Home Styles – Part 2

We’re not short on home-style options here in New England. For Part Two of our blog series, we explore the Ranch and the Colonial Revival, their history, and what you can expect to see from each particular design The Ranch Ranch-style houses first appeared in the US in the 1930s but gained popularity throughout the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s due...

A Complete Guide to Home Styles – Part 1

The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t always ring true when it comes to the exterior of a home. Look at any exterior and the character of a particular architectural style or era reveals itself even if the interior design no longer corresponds precisely due to renovations and updates. The story of any home begins to unfold...

Interior Design Stowe, VT

The Beauty of the Post and Beam

The ‘Post and Beam’ structure is one of enduring architectural beauty. Originating in Egypt around 2,000 B.C., the ‘Post and Beam’ framing has remained a key design element throughout history specifically in places like Europe, England, Holland, and Norway. It made its way to America with the first settlers who used softwoods like White Oak found in American forests. Today,...

Gorgeous Family Room in Renovation Neo Classical

Back to Black – The Color That Never Goes Out of Style

The color black never goes out of style. It’s versatile, it’s classic, it’s classy, and it can make any space POP. There are so many ways to include the color black into your home design. Here are some of our favorites, from little touches to big and bold statements. Not Just For the Walls Instead of an accent wall, have...