271 MAIN STREET STONEHAM, MA
a farmhouse table, custom made by Vermont
Farm Table, in the dining area (above left) seats
eight; the door at left leads to the master
bedroom. The kitchen counters (above right)
are pigmented concrete, poured on-site and
finished with a hand-troweled texture.
mitment to each other, to their longtime home, and to design that, as Cushman puts it,
“solves problems, explores beauty, and creates places for people to live their lives fully.”
Their goals were to upgrade the building materials and to elevate the home to the
highest standards of energy efficiency. They also decided to draw on their shared love of
camping and live on-site while the work was underway.
In June 2011, Cushman and Gregory packed 90 percent of their furniture and belongings into a mobile storage container and settled into the ground-floor bedroom with