Tudor Estate

Tudor Estate

Brookline, MA

Part of an historic Brookline estate that was parceled in the 20s, this building was once a stable but has since evolved into a charming Tudor style home for a family of four. Already in love with the home’s historic charm, our clients asked for help in updating the interiors of the first and second floors, and for help with a more dramatic renovation on the third floor.

Being avid antique collectors, our clients wanted to turn the raw, unfinished third floor attic into a gentleman’s pub, decked out in period materials, furnishings and showcased collections. Creating this space required some ingenuity - raising the roofline to add enough headroom, replacing an existing laylight and restoring the existing skylight were just the beginning. The bar was cleverly pieced together from antique and new components from across the country to appear as though it was original. Coffered ceilings and extensive detailing help to create the period atmosphere, and topped off with the homeowner’s vintage collections - it all comes together to make a truly special “saloon”. 

On the main living floors, LDa completed some targeted renovations, including updating the master suite’s bathroom and closet, a renovated powder room and the replacement of the central laylight, which draws daylight in over the main stair. We also freshened the interiors with new paint and wallcoverings, as well as new furnishings and accessories. Working within the desired traditional style, careful planning was done to integrate the owner’s furniture and art collections. Existing antiques and new pieces were woven together to preserve the home’s character.


Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Interior Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Builder: FBN Construction

Photographer: Sean Litchfield Photography


2018 Remodeling Magazine Design Awards: Grand Winner, Historically Sensitive Renovation $300,000 and Over

2017 BRAGB PRISM Awards: Gold- Most Creative/ Unique Use of Space

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