Almost 200 years ago the Cambridge house was designed by an architect with 12 foot ceilings, a cupola and a circular carriage driveway off prominent Brattle Street. It was intended to be important.
At some point the house was forced to face its side street when the driveway land was sold. The diminishment results in startling surprise when you enter because the graceful interiors and tall ceilings are unexpected.
Though the house was severely run down, Lindsay saw its potential as a special place to live, so her husband decided to buy it.
The bridge between conservation and innovation
Lindsay’s bluestone terrace transforms how the house connects with its garden. She lowered the living room windows in the quirky ‘Chippendale Bay’ and extended the kitchen for informal meals beside the terrace and garden.
Realize your dreams
Way up high, overlooking Cambridge, the cupola is magical. But it had been disconnected from the main stair preventing it from letting out hot air to cool the house during the summer. Lindsay designed a new stair and installed a glass desktop so she and her husband could work on top of the world.
The house was featured in the Boston Globe’s weekend section and it won a preservation award from the Cambridge Historical Society.