Wainscot Greatroom

Acton, MA

Builder: Platt Builders



design team:

Tim Hess, Design Director

Tricia Upton, Interior Decorator

both for Platt Builders


photographs: Greg Premru

In the 19080s, the space between a small 18th-century house and it's larger 19th-century barn was captured in the irregular footprint under the tall gabled volume here. The unscaled and disorienting volume housed a great room and kitchen.


Our design solution identifies a primary space inside an 8 foot high cherry wainscot which deforms to shape a library space, conceal a stair, and absorb the kitchen's upper cabinets. 



This project was named the Best Large Kitchen in the 2007 Chrysalis Awards program, and featured in the November/December 2010 issue of Design New England magazine.

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