Studio Luz Architecture and Urban Design

Eliot Residence

Boston, MA

New residential addition to a Multi-Family Residence
Completion: 2014

Project Overview

The new residential construction is a modest and modern single family house that situated in Boston’s dynamic Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The design team took on the challenge of working with the existing features of the house and respecting the historical context of Eliot Street with a new modern addition while also providing a vibrant modern facade aesthetic to reflect the diversity of its neighbors.
Eliot Residence - Overview Diagram

Project Team

Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Neil Legband
Drew Manahan

Surveying Engineer

Don Ross

Structural Engineer

Structures Workshop, Inc.

Custom Fabrication

Trimount Ironworks

General Contractor

Aldor Corporation

Photography

Jane Messinger

JAMAICA PLAIN NEIGHBORHOOD

CONTEXTUAL AND RESPONSIVE

The design team took on the challenge of respecting the historical monument square by blending the front entrance with its context while providing a vibrant facade aesthetic.

MODERN DWELLER

MODEST AND MODERN

The new residential construction is a modest and modern 1180 square feet home attached to an existing single family residence.

THINK LOCALLY

FOSSIL FUEL FREE, PHOTOVOLTAIC, WIND ENERGY

The home utilizes photovoltaic solar and wind source electrical services, energy recovery for lighting and appliances as well as water collection for outdoor irrigation.
Eliot Residence - View of Entrance
Eliot Residence - Southwest Façade and Floorplan
Eliot Residence - Southwest Façade
Eliot Residence - Kitchen
Eliot Residence - Bathroom
Eliot Residence - Study Room
Eliot Residence - Desk
Eliot Residence - View of Master Bedroom

About the single family residence

In Jamaica Plain

The new residential construction is a modest and modern single family house that situated in Boston’s dynamic Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The design team took on the challenge of working with the existing features of the house and respecting the historical context of Eliot Street with a new modern addition while also providing a vibrant modern facade aesthetic to reflect the diversity of its neighbors.

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