River PointRustic Exterior, Boston

River Point is a new house that incorporates a row of picturesquely disheveled old sheds and barns into a connected whole. The aim is to play up the idea of organic growth over time, without jarring contrasts between old and new buildings. The sheds set the stage, one of them acting as a gate lodge that you go through to get to the house.

The language and materials of the house are compatible with but distinct from the sheds. The gambrel roof of the house sweeps out at the eaves in a graceful curve to broad overhangs that shelter generous windows. A stair tower with expressive, exaggerated roof brackets also signals that the new house isn’t an old farm building.

Photography by Robert Brewster

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Pete Jaworski wrote:Feb 25, 2016
    timstone wrote:May 13, 2015

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      louadams73
      Lou added this to Lot 37 exterior ideasMar 7, 2018

      Lighter weight cedar shake, straight cut, is a better look for the upper level front elevation.

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      Roberta Yoerg added this to Wish ListJan 9, 2016

      Outside breese way to store firewood

      brad_hardie
      All Hands Working Carpenter added this to Hardie House LuvSep 30, 2014

      That the builder/carpenters took time to line up all the courses of shingles at each horizontal transition....window trim, sill, rake, trim

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