Wellesley Sports Barn & Guest House Wellesley, MA
When our longstanding clients acquired land adjacent to their current home (a home we helped them renovate!), they retained us again, this time to design a Guest House and Sports Barn. The program was to create two structures on the property. One was designed to accommodate a Guest Apartment, extra garage parking and a ‘Lodge Room’ similar to one at their favorite Vermont hotel. By using a steel framed super-structure, we were able to create a large, uninterrupted, quite dramatic entertaining space. The second structure was intended to look like a barn, and houses a Basketball Court on the main floor, and a turf space and locker rooms on the lower level, for their four athletic sons.
We referenced the main house for the exterior design of these out-buildings, adding details to elevate the appearance; like the arched window that breaks the cornice of the gambrel’s gable-end, and barn-inspired touches to augment the aesthetic.