PLATINUM | Abbey Road
Photography by Charlie Abrahams and Bill Burke
Architect/Designer | Andrew P Consigli AIA
Builder | Rubicon Builders
Developer | Civico Development/Fenix Partners
Interior Merchandiser | Boston Modern Staging
Land Planner | Andrew P Consigli AIA
Landscape Architect/Designer | Wesley Wirth
Interior Designer | Andrew P Consigli AIA
Design Statement | Abbey Road is a community of 18 individually crafted homes for active adults in the quintessential New England town of Sherborn, Massachusetts. The homes are grouped around a common center green to promote a close-knit sense of community and neighborliness. Abbey Road homes feature open layouts, first-floor master suites, private elevators, and front and rear porches with views of the common gardens and surrounding wooded areas. Each home is Energy Star-rated and LEED for Homes-certified.
The architecture of Abbey Road is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, which revived traditional artistic craftsmanship and was inspired by nature, incorporating themes of simplicity, honesty, and function. The site and existing buildings, rich in history, informed the architecture of the newly constructed homes. The Dowse Memorial Building, built in 1914, originally housed Sherborn’s library. The house sitting beside the Dowse Library, originally named the Coolidge House, is a remarkable example of Edwardian architecture, reminiscent of the work of English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The library has been restored and repurposed into a single-family home. The Coolidge House was demolished due to structural reasons and a replica was built as a two-family home.
Judges’ Comments | Abbey Road is charming and old-fashioned. It just feels right, and it has pleasantly crisp interiors that aren’t what you’d expect from the outside.
GOLD | Alta47
Photography by HOMEVISIT
Design Statement | At the entrance to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Locust Point is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features parks, charming bars, and a great American landmark, Fort McHenry. Alta47 is bounded on three sides by the Patapsco River and the Inner Harbor, making for some incredible waterfront views and walks along the harbor. Nearby, Latrobe Park serves up a rec center, turf athletic field, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, playground areas for kids and toddlers, and dog park.
It was with all this context and backdrop that Alta47 was designed, meant to be both inclusive of its surrounding while also striking a new chord for a forward-leaning transitional design. Originally conceived as four stories, the design team met with the surrounding neighborhood groups and was receptive that the additional story could affect the surrounding existing neighbors. Instead, a rooftop terrace was provided, with outside home owner amenities, such as gathering spaces, roof top kitchen, and eating areas.
Judges’ Comments | The roof deck is great.