Upland Residence

Wellesley, MA

This turn-of-the-twentieth-century Colonial house lacked some of the storybook charm of its older but similarly-styled neighbors. It was completely but subtly reimagined inside and out to enhance existing shingle-style details, such as the portico, and to add new ones, including the fieldstone chimneys and foundation and a variety of multipaned windows.

Inside, the home’s closed-off rooms were opened up, allowing flow from the front door to the rear covered porch and eliminating hard distinctions between the kitchen and family and dining rooms. In addition to the porch, a new raised patio off the kitchen celebrates the outdoors and encourages alfresco living.