The Boston Saltbox
From the side elevation, this home shows its classic saltbox form. On this elevation, I have added a breezeway connector and two car carriage shed garaged to stretch the house out, increase its mass and create a greater presence on the site. The wood shed on the garage is functional and adds interest and human scale to the structure and its cupola plays off the verticality of the center chimney on the main house.
To maintain its air of formality, I would suggest a white or off-white paint or heavy body stain for the exterior. The major trim details should be finished with a slightly darker or tinted complimentary color and the window sash and doors in a dark “colonial” color. The roof should be done with sawn cedar shingles or an architectural asphalt shingle in a slate color. With the change in siding on the breezeway and carriage shed you have two finish options. You can use the same color scheme as the main house or you can use contrasting colors. For contrast, I would suggest a dark black-brown stain to imitate weathered barn board and the same “colonial” color for the window sash and doors.
Eat-in kitchen with fireplace, gathering room with fireplace, living room with fireplace, formal dining room and rear entry mud room with half bath and laundry.
Bed rooms (#1 & #2), full bath and master bed room (#3) with full bath and fireplace.
- 1st & 2nd FLRS 2183 SQ. FT.
- Breezway 126 SQ. FT.
- GARAGE (2 CAR) 628 SQ. FT.
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