This antique home, located just steps away from Lexington, MA’s historic Battle Green, was originally built in the year of 1860. Its Italianate influenced architecture served as the basis for a complete top to bottom rehab in 2009 by Meg Kimball.
To begin, a detached barn on the property was physically moved to connect with the house and was then stripped down to the studs.” The ceiling was then lifted, a mammoth limestone fireplace was added, and floor to ceiling windows and French doors were put in, creating a Great Room that is both dramatic and a comfortable living space. To connect the Great Room to the Kitchen, a gracious Mudroom was built, complete with a limestone floor and three sets of French doors overlooking the home’s two-tiered terrace and grounds. So pretty is the mudroom that parties are often hosted in the space.
Other restorative measures included the gentle removal and restoration of the home’s fifty or more antique windows, with their delicate mullions and wavy glass painstakingly preserved. Modern amenities were added throughout the home with strict attention paid to every detail - all in keeping with the historic aesthetic of the home yet refurbishing it with the look of today.