Barrington Residence


When JCA came to this project, it was already underway and had gone awry.  The owners of this late 1800’s colonial had contracted with a builder who promised to provide appropriate design services but had raced ahead with the installation of a foundation for an addition before fully completing a plan for the project.


The owner requested that our design use the newly poured foundation and create an aesthetically pleasing, functional addition that blends with the house.  The existing home offered other challenges: 7'-0" high ceilings, small windows, and a main facade that faces the side yard.


JCA created a two-story addition that seamlessly integrates with the original house.  Twin arch-top dormers and twin bay windows give the main facade a sense of symmetry, flood the interior with natural light, and take advantage of water views.  Natural white cedar shingles unify the entire home. A large bowed bay, a welcoming side entry, and a thoughtfully designed garage address the driveway and street, providing convenience and formality, without replacing the original entry.

Photography:  Nat Rea


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