Willow Project

This late 1800 Queen Anne Victorian project included putting on an addition and a complete renovation of the interior of the house: all new systems, in-floor radiant heat, new master bath with walk-in closet and 2nd floor laundry room. Previously unlivable space in the basement was also converted into a family room with an exercise area and walk-in mahogany wine cellar. We removed the back stairway to increase space and allow for a more open floor plan. A luxury kitchen with custom cabinets and breakfast nook was crafted upon completion of the addition.

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Once again, Back Bay Design paid special attention to detail in order to tastefully mesh the new sections of the house with the original sections. We spent a great deal of time working with the client up front designing and re-writing the original floor plan to best meet their modern-day needs without losing the charm of a 100 year old home. The removal of the back stair case and alterations in the floor plan yielded a larger kitchen, space for an additional bathroom and a place for the laundry room on the 2nd floor. We also raised the kitchen , bringing the kitchen into line with the grandeur of the rest of the house. A mud room with custom build-ins was created for the practicalities of a family with young children while maintaining the elegance of a front entryway. New sills for the house were installed as a result of the work of a many carpenter ants.

Green solutions for this project included replacing all of the windows in the house to cut down on heat loss up to 20%. We used a high-efficiency boiler as well as a high efficient moisture resistant insulate to prevent further heat loss and to keep temperature at a constant in the wine cellar.