Courtyard Residence

Courtyard Residence

Weston, MA

LDa was asked to renovate and expand this 1960’s cape style home in the Boston suburb of Weston for a couple with a young, growing family. The owners were looking for a house that could fit in with the traditionally styled Weston neighborhood, but while allowing them to express their contemporary design taste on the interior. Clean lines, natural light, and quality of materials were of utmost importance.

Strict zoning laws required working with the existing structure and footprint as much as possible, the extensive renovation included a mud room, kitchen with breakfast area, laundry room, pantry, family room, formal dining room, den, office, and guest suite on the first floor, with the children’s bedrooms, a sitting room, and master suite on the second floor. The exterior is a contemporary take on classic Shingle Style forms, and is a complete transformation from its 1960 origins, revealing little, if any, of the original exterior. The newly organized interior spaces are bright and open, incorporating modern materials and detailing. A central core area balanced between family room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast area provides ample space for entertaining, as well an active family lifestyle. The site is organized into an overall “courtyard” composition, integrating the garage to create a private outdoor recreation and entertaining area. The home takes full advantage of the natural beauty that encapsulates this wooded site with numerous large windows that bring daylight deep into the home, provide forest views, and showcase the sun’s movement across the property.


Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Interior Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Builder: ECO Structures, Inc.

Landscape Architect: Dan Gordon Landscapes

Photographer: Greg Premru Photography


2013 ASID Excellence in Design Awards, Honorable Mention - Residential Multiple Space

2013 Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, Best Remodeling/Renovation over $750,000 - Silver

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