Two reading nooks were carved out on the main level, one under
the stairs, the other to the right of the fireplace.
To take full advantage of the Boston views to the east while
optimizing the light from the southern exposure, Adams designed
a long, narrow structure that mimics the shape of the lot. The
main living area, the southeastern point of the first floor, is lined
with oversize windows and sliding glass doors that lead out to
On the upper story, the master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling
squared-off bay windows on three sides that take full advantage
of the stunning view to the east. Elsewhere along the long south-
facing side of the house, windows that look like a row of giant right
triangles allow each room an eastern view.
“What’s really dramatic about the site is the long, thin building,” says Adams. “Every room could have a view of the Boston
skyline but also have solar benefits.”
the large open living area is where the family comes together.
Sliding doors lead to the patio, which becomes an extension of the
room in the summer months. The cherry stripe on the floor and
beam on the ceiling highlight where the two angles of the house
meet, and the design of the fireplace and kitchen-cabinet pulls
further speak to the angular theme.