Dover Shingle House

  • City: Dover, Massachussetts
  • Notes:

    Chace Architecture was retained in the spring of 2016 to address the needs of this growing Dover family who had just had their first child.

    The practical task was fairly straight forward, add a master bedroom and bathroom suite, and laundry, to the second to floor. The more difficult creative task that the house presented was how to unify the segmented living spaces, and more importantly, the exterior of the home, which had been cobbled together with multiple additions throughout the years.

    Three years and another child later for the homeowners, I believe we designed a solution that has unified the house with one architectural character, created new connections throughout the interior of the home, and extended those connections to new exterior living spaces that will allow this family to grow in place for years to come.

  • Photography: Jane Messinger