White House
Cambridge, MA
Down the road from the Red House, the White House shares the same duality in its site conditions: a busy thoroughfare to the front and an urban park and reservoir to the back. To preserve privacy and separation, an entry mudroom and library screen views of the main open-plan living space from the street. The living area is defined by a large communal table, polished concrete floors, and a crisp white palate that stretches to the ridgeline of the roof. Views to the back are oriented out towards the reservoir, while windows in the front are elevated to eclipse the passing traffic. Bedrooms on the lower level are set into a berm to buffer street noise.