Published in Boston Globe Magazine


This gut-renovation of a 3-story brick townhouse dating from 1855 re-configures the formal townhouse typology to accommodate a modern-day young family of 4.  The original front/back, public/service relationships are dissolved to create "open living" within a vertical configuration.  

Walls are removed or thickened so that everything becomes double-sided.  Programs are relocated and merged.  Porosity across the floor plan and multiple openings through the roof allow any zone to become a potential focal point for activity. 


Program:  Townhouse
Location:  Charlestown, MA
Area:  2,300 SF
Project Team:  M. Kanda, I. Kanda, S. Hien, C. Sledziona
GC:  Brite Builders
Photography:  Steven Hien Photography