Around Town: Weston, MADecember 2, 2021
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 the town’s acreage preserved for parks, wetlands, and forests. With over 90 miles of trails, Weston is an ideal location for people who value nature but still want a short commute into the city. Additionally, the excellent school system and quaint town center make it one of the most desirable places to live.
We always look forward to tackling new projects in this fine community. Below are some of the favorites we completed.
Modern Farmhouse on Beaver
One of our all-time favorite projects is this Modern Farmhouse. The 6,000 sq. ft award-winning house is the result of our client’s vision for a home with large, inviting spaces for family gatherings. The main floor has a spacious kitchen, breakfast, and family room with a coffered and v-groove ceiling, and a ledge stone fireplace. The living room boasts an expansive wall of bi-folding glass doors, bringing the natural landscape inside.
Gambrel on Beaver
This 6000 square foot shingle-style Gambrel is situated on a highly complex lot. Challenged to maximize every possible inch of the usable lot, the home’s design took on a unique shape, as shown in the aerial view. The interior program consists of a dramatic entry and stair hall with a two-and-a-half-story soaring ceiling, a second-floor hallway overlooking the first level, and generously proportioned rooms on the main floor. There are five-bedroom suites on the second floor and a naturally lit basement featuring a media room, gym, and recreation room.
Our recently completed Modern Prairie project makes us swoon. Currently being featured in an ongoing follow-the-build video series on Boston Design Guide’s website, this property is also featured on Boston Magazine Online. The home utilizes Prairie-inspired features such as the exaggerated hip roof; the use of natural materials; the relationship between the house and the land it sits upon; and large windows that marry the interior with the exterior environment. Modern homes include many of these features; however, integrating the Prairie elements into this architectural style gives a sense of history and permanence to the design of the house.
To check out more projects, visit our portfolio page here!