Residential Architecture
Selected Projects
Boden_rear_72dpi.jpg A two-story addition for a family room and master bedroom integrates a new architectural vocabulary into a traditional Cape.

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An addition to a Cape-style home in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood employs an unpretentious aesthetic on a urban hillside site.

A proportion-sensitive kitchen addition and other alterations to an 1801 house replace several mismatched add-ons from decades past.

R-C An ambitious updating of a 1970s raised ranch home included a kitchen addition/renovation, new screened porch addition, new decks, 3 bathroom renovations, new mud room, and interior alterations. 

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A luxurious family suite features a game room, exercise room, state of the art media center, wet bar, and custom architectural millwork. 

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A fifty year old Cape was nearly doubled in size but a cottage-like scale was maintained. The addition included a breakfast room, family room, master bedroom, foyer, and porch, and the existing house was fully renovated.

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A two-story addition for a family room, breakfast room, and two bedrooms compliments this charming 1920s house. The project required special attention to the neighborhood context and approval from the city redevelopment authority.

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A full second floor addition to an Arts and Crafts bungalow honored the scale and detail of the original house, while introducing a dramatic two-story stairwell into the interior.

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A rundown waterfront residence was gutted and redesigned for a newlywed couple. Interior spaces were reconfigured to improve circulation and zoning.  New windows fill the home with light and views.
The Frederick Design Studio provided comprehensive design, technical, and construction administration  services to Finch Architects for the $1M renovation and expansion of this Royal Barry Wills house in Brookline, Massachusetts.
A tight, steeply sloping site on a tree-lined Boston street necessitated a vertically organized building with small floor plates for a new two-family house. A four-floor scheme is contained within a facade that appears to be 1-1/2 stories, keeping the building in harmony with its neighbors.
Matthew Frederick provided design services for the conversion of this large Victorian carriage house to a luxury residence in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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