Side Yard House
Cambridge, MA
This narrow, three-story existing home is uniquely situated: to the south a slender private garden, hidden from street-view, runs the length of the house. The gut renovation aimed to bring natural light into the depths of the house and reinforce the connection between the interior and exterior living spaces via large expanses of windows and sliding doors along the garden. Skylights, raised ceilings, and a sunken floor add vertical complexity to the slender open layout. The carefully restrained material palette and consistent millwork detailing create a unified feel throughout the house.