WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Entertaining Additions The second owners of the home pictured entertained frequently: friends gathered for Super Bowl parties, and family members, many within driving distance, came for holiday celebrations. The living room now seemed small; the fireplace superheated the space, and their dining room could not accommodate extended families for holiday gatherings. The solution: two separate additions. The living room, extended backwards, turned into a tall-ceilinged, light-filled room with a view. The dining room got its own spacious new wing. A hall- way between the two led into the existing kitchen. Because each addition extended from roof to foundation, an equiv- alent amount of space was generated below, but using that lower space efficiently required great ingenuity. First, the owners had to solve a major problem that existed in all the homes of this design: the chim- ney and furnace occupied a space smack in the middle of the struc- ture. This equipment was inside a large and largely useless utility room. Thinking outside the box, the owners moved the furnace, creat- ing a hallway between the back and front of the house. This allowed the extra space to be repurposed into a gym and a pantry, while the other side of the hall opened to the newly expanded family den and master bedroom. Renovating Renovations In another renovation down the street, privacy was a key motivation. The family hailed from across the world and visiting relatives tended 124 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 Sherburn Circle P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F L E A F D E S I G N

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