Summer Street

Client
Private Client
Role
Architect
Year
2015
Program
Condo
Status
Completed
Location
Somerville, MA

What if we could add a bathroom and master suite…without building an addition to the house?

The clients for this project needed a reconfigured space for their growing family, in their condo occupying the second and third floors of a house in Somerville, MA. Without expanding the footprint of the house at all, we had to find room for a large walk-in master closet, an expanded master bathroom, and a new second bathroom, all without losing storage or bedrooms. We ended up creating a master suite by taking over a bedroom for a closet, but planning the space such that the closet could be turned back into a bedroom at a future date. We also took advantage of eave space to expand the bathroom, found underutilized space around a disused chimney, and raised the ceiling in the master bedroom – again taking advantage of eave space. The result is a functional, beautiful space that better suits the clients needs – and all without creating an addition – a testament to the power of smart space planning and creative uses of three dimensional space!