Residence In Manchester By The Sea, MA

Exterior view

View across marsh
PAF designed this new house to blend and modernize the many stylistic influences extant on the site, including a French Norman cottage and Arts & Crafts out-buildings.

The project includes a soaring great room, indoor pool, offices, two guest suites, yoga studio and rec room.

To download a pdf with more pictures of this project, click here.

Exterior view

Indoor pool w/ view to marsh      

Great room vault and bridge

Great room fireplace      

John Wilson Farm / Residence in Lexington, MA

View from South

View from North

Platt Anderson Freeman developed this extraordinary design solution incorporating new living space in the Victorian era barn with a connecting link to its historic Greek Revival farm house.

A key design feature is the modern insulated building envelope completely surrounding the old barn frame so that its reconfigured interior can recall the ambiance of its original use with the warm patina of old wood.

Even the names of draft horses remain carved in the wood headers over the former stall doors.  

The new link was designed to be compatible with the historic buildings and carefully planned to include a new entry, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom suite, and new garage.

The spacious barn and link serve as the main living spaces for the owners with the original house used primarily as a guest house.

Click here to see the book on whose cover this project was featured.

Master Bedroom at Link

        Barn door

Barn Living Space                                               Photos: Nick Wheeler

Maplemere, Residence in Lexington, MA
Exterior View
PAF Architects worked with Chapman Construction to complete a restoration of a 19th century farm house with new additions and out-buildings designed in sympathetic form.
Interior millwork was manufactured by Kenyon Woodworking (see below).

Photos: Peter Lewitt

View from Breakfast Nook

Great Room Stair

Dining Room Arch

Great Room

Residence in Martha's Vineyard

On a clear day views from the ample windows encompass the entire south shore. Distinctly West Vineyard, the feel of the house is windblown and filled with the light for which the west island is famous.

The interior detailing defines the space and draws inspiration from early nineteenth century maritime joinery.

This house on Martha's Vineyard sits in the south west corner of the island.

Carlisle Compound / Residence in Eastern Massachusetts

Exterior view - evening

Exterior View

photos: Peter Lewitt

PAF Architects' very personalized design, incorporates a renovated 17th century house and a new sweeping main residential structure with a panoramic south view facing town conservation land.
PAF Architects worked with Chapman Construction to complete this project.

The old house will serve as a guest suite and library. The new two story east wing contains kitchen and dining space with bedrooms above.

The roof of the living space linking the two story elements captures the warmth of the low winter sun and protects the cool interior from the sun in the summer

     Central living space

Stair to new wing
(photo by PAFAA)

Master Bedroom     

Residence in the Bahamas, Island of Abaco

Platt Anderson Freeman designed this Caribbean retreat on the Bahamian island of Abaco to capture panoramic views of the Ocean and withstand 170 mile-per-hour hurricane winds.

Built on a lush tropical ocean front site, the house is structured a full level above grade with generous openings to provide panoramic views while drop down shutters provide complete closure for inclement weather.

The house is carefully structured to withstand the wind force of fierce tropical storms. The complex includes a large cistern which stores fresh water fed through the drainage system from the roof.

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