mason brian griffin follows the Haddens’ curly coated retriever, Buck, onto the terrace. The Haddens
hosted their renovation team for a celebratory lunch, feting the completion of the yearlong build-out of the
family’s outdoor kitchen, terrace, and grounds.
2½-acre lot was a priority. To achieve their
Adirondack vision, the Haddens relied on
Wellesley, Massachusetts, architect John
Chapman and builder Tom Grant of ECO
Structures Inc. in Norfolk, Massachusetts.
Chapman came up with a design that
focused on an easier, more natural transition from the kitchen inside the house to
the new one outside. The renovation, which
took a year, has the indoor kitchen, dining,
and family room spilling out through three
French doors onto a covered outdoor living
space that holds the Haddens’ second much-used grilling kitchen.
Edged by an open terrace on two sides,
e outdoor kitchen is equipped with a Lynx
grill, a work top, and storage for firewood for
the granite-faced fireplace. The grill was originally going to be installed on the left side of
the fireplace, but the plan was changed when
the Haddens realized that placing it to the
right of the hearth would allow for a larger
cooktop, a built-in exhaust hood, and counter
space for food prep. The switch also moved