January 1, 2019
Cliff Estates, Wellesley, MA
This picturesque, gambrel-roofed home sits at ease in its idyllic, lushly planted New England setting. Though newly built, it looks like it dates back nearly a century, thanks to the authentic details and classic materials of its 1920s aesthetic, including stone and clapboard siding, copper downspouts, and an appropriately detailed portico.
The home naturally connects to its leafy setting through oversized windows and French doors, and by housing romantic, intimate, well-crafted spaces that each open to an indoor-outdoor area, such as a bluestone terrace, porch, or sunroom. Placed outside the house’s main circulation and overlooking woodlands, the master suite seems like an oasis.
Though large, the home has a cottage-like feel, thanks to its scale and proportion. It stands just twenty-six feet tall (code allowed thirty-six), but its gambrel roof maximizes the square footage on the second floor. The house makes it all but impossible to discern if it was constructed days or decades ago.
"We moved in last week, and can now fully appreciate the house. We love it. Both the interior and the exterior are spectacular. The house takes full advantage of the lot, and fits right in to the neighborhood."- Homeowners