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vintage Midcentury Modern armchairs
from Reside in Cambridge sits atop a dog-friendly cowhide rug. “It’s where Chris and
his dog relax in the evening, especially in
wintertime,” says Hall.
The adjacent sunroom-like dining
area overlooks a new deck that juts into
the grassy backyard. Hall lined the room
with teak paneling, reflecting Hug’s love of
sailing. A 112-inch-long mahogany, walnut,
teak, and rosewood dining table by Midcentury Modern master Milo Baughman,
surrounded by half a dozen reupholstered
dining chairs from the 1960s and two Queen
Anne chairs, fills the space perfectly.
On the second floor, Hubner transformed the dark hallway across the front of
the house into a light-filled gallery by raising the roof and adding a series of clerestory windows. Hall painted the space,
including the stairs, from risers to rails,
white. “It was a dated honey oak that
didn’t mesh with the new teak finishes,”
she says. Distressed white oak flooring
made from a wood-topped composite that
retains the radiant heat underneath lends a
rustic texture yet keeps things airy.
Hubner converted a fragmented bed-
room and bath into a proper master suite
with a view of the pond out back. “Origi-
nally, there was a little room tucked under a
dormer,” says the architect. “We exploded
it into a larger box, lined it with windows,
and wrapped the exterior in copper.”
Hall used a mix of furnishings in the
serene space, including a custom-designed
bed with a swooping headboard and a
tufted bench with cabriole legs reuphol-
stered in gray velvet. The windowed bump-
out is painted a smoky blue that picks up
on a color found in the vibrant kilim rug.
The cocoon-like setting is completed with
a contemporary cable-knit quilted sofa
from Montage in Boston and an armchair
(a curbside find) reupholstered with fabric
left over from another job and topped with
a sheepskin throw.
With the addition of a second-floor
laundry, a mudroom off the kitchen, and
the restoration of the two-car garage, this once-tired
house is now a true four-bedroom, three-bath haven.
“The house went from being a bit of an eyesore to a really stunning home,” says Hall.
“And that’s exactly what any good renovation should do.”
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