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
Photographers | Charlie Abrahams | Bill Burke
The site and existing buildings, rich in history, informed the architecture of the newly constructed homes at Abbey Road. The Dowse Memorial Building, built in 1914, originally housed Sherborn’s library. The library has been restored and repurposed into a single-family home.
The library exterior restoration included repointing of the entire brick façade, removal and restoration of the slate roof and copper flashing, and removal and replication of copper gutters and downspouts. The complete gut renovation of the interior included new heating and cooling systems, waterproofing of the existing basement, and restoration of the existing barrel vault ceiling, new aluminum clad windows, and spray foam insulation of exterior walls and ceilings.
The house sitting beside the Dowse Library, originally named the Coolidge House, was a remarkable example of Edwardian architecture. After much debate and evaluation of the failing existing envelope and stone foundation, it was determined that it needed to be demolished. A near-exact replica of the exterior was rebuilt on a new foundation, with a three-coat stucco façade and historically accurate detailing. The inside became two new townhomes with private elevator access.