Classical Revival Addition

Main Street, Hingham, MA

The 1848 property includes both a 4,000 SF two-story Greek Revival style house and a 700 SF barn both located in Glad Tidings, one of six historic districts in Hingham, MA. Carr, Lynch and Sandell's clients felt that living in a 19th Century house, comprised of many small rooms, made 21st Century entertaining challenging. They wanted to open up the plan and bring in more natural light. CLS proposed an addition to connect the barn to the house. The new space includes an entryway, informal living room, pantry, and a large kitchen with a clerestory that ascends 16 feet. Subtle and historically sensitive from the outside, the addition creates a spectacular soaring contemporary space, soaked with light and allows for the gathering of a large number of guests.