This stunning mid-century modern home renovation was carried out by Flavin Architects, situated in the Boston suburb of Lincoln, Massachusetts. The residence was originally designed by Robert Coolidge, so the plan for the architects was to keep the integrity of the existing structure while modernizing the spaces to what that architect himself would have done had he had the accessibility of the materials and fixtures of current. They played with a past trend from the 1950s, a floating kitchen, where there is no exterior wall in the kitchen, using in its place, floor-to-ceiling glass. The expansive windows helps to capture natural light and the spectacular waterfront vistas of the Cambridge Reservoir. This project also entailed the design team opening up the kitchen and dining area with some clever design details. Custom upper cabinets that seems to float below and exposed ceiling beam, above white quartz countertops. The architects added to the indirect lighting that already existed in the home, adding new indirect light fixtures to the kitchen to help illuminate the workspace.
What We Love: The preserved architectural details from the original structure mixed with the new open concept layout and expansive glass windows has created a breathtaking design. Love how the second story is open to below, the space feels so bright and airy, very relaxed, comfortable living. A wonderful family home and great for entertaining! What do you think, what do you like most about this mid-century renovation project?
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The kitchen cabinetry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Rock Gray, while the countertops are Pental super white quartz.
Indirect lighting in the kitchen, which includes Bravo LED linear lights sourced from Nora lighting, helps to illuminate the important task areas of the space.
Photos: Courtesy of Flavin Architects