December 1, 2019
Concord New Farmhouse
On land that played a role in the American Revolution and was once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, this new home blends eighteenth-century history and twenty-first-century living. It takes as inspiration the three-hundred-year-old homesteads surrounding it, conceived to look as if it was expanded over time and then restored.
To imply a sense of history and keep the scale appropriate, the square footage was divided into several sections. The central section looks like an original Federal Colonial farmhouse with Greek Revival overtones. Breezeways connect it to the wings, which appear to have been a stable and outbuilding that were later repurposed and smartly modernized.