Lowell Residence

Cliff Estates, Wellesley, MA

This new Federal Colonial home was designed to fit squarely into its neighborhood, an affluent area established in the late nineteenth century and largely developed in the early twentieth. It takes inspiration from the nearby Colonial Revival and Georgian homes designed by Royal Barry Wills in the 1930s and ’40s.

Echoing historic precedents, the white-painted clapboard house features a center entrance and two brick chimneys that reinforce its classic symmetry. Its wings, meanwhile, break down the scale and suggest the home was sensitively added onto over time. Together with the façade, the carriage house wing defines a motor court.