woodland cottage

  • millis, MA

the design of this new 3,500 sf house came about as a marriage of two of the owners' favorite architectural styles: the arts and crafts and shingle styles. The simple bar form, which is the depth of a single room, allows for efficient organizing of plan elements, with informal living spaces, such as kitchen and family room on one end of the house, and formal living room, dining room and library spaces on the other.


A feeling of light and open space is achieved through the use of over-scaled windows and through such elements as an open balcony that bridges over a two-story entrance hall. The second floor houses a master suite, bedroom and family bath on one end of the house.  Two additional bedrooms are privately situated for guest use at the opposite end of the balcony.