Renaissance Revival

Renaissance Revival

Brookline, MA

This renovation and interior design project integrated design and construction processes that strived to preserve and improve the original quality, character and architectural detail of this classic 1913 Mediterranean-style renaissance revival while creating an open layout that is more consistent with contemporary living.

The scope of work included a complete renovation of the existing kitchen into a more practical style with spatial and visual connections to the dining room and rear yard; the creation of a new mudroom connecting the new garage to the kitchen; conversion of an existing sunroom into a year-round music/sitting room; and updates to the finishes and décor, dramatically increasing the amount of natural daylight within the main floor. Upstairs, a new master bedroom suite and bath were created by combing several existing undersized bedrooms, along with new finishes and décor. Existing paneling and trim details in the foyer, dining room, and living room were restored and reworked within the new spaces. The existing main stair was left untouched and new flight of stairs from the second to third floor was designed to replicate the original detail of the existing stair.

LEED for Homes Silver Certified, the home’s sustainable features include: high performance insulation systems, FSC certified wood framing products, high efficiency HVAC systems, dual flush toilets and low flow plumbing fixtures, recycled content/ low voc finishes, indoor air quality control measures, native plantings and drought/flood resistant landscaping. The home is energy star for homes certified, and has a post-renovation HERS index of 61.


Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Interior Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Builder: GF Rhode Construction

Photographer: Greg Premru Photography


LEED for Homes, Silver

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