The building site is adjacent to the lake and was the ideal location for the new residence for the homeowners. However, the existing bathhouse and storage building at that location was still needed to provide services for the lake patrons and space for storing materials.
It was decided that the existing bathhouse and storage building would be maintained as part of this overall building campaign. The roof was removed, but the masonry walls were determined to be adequate to support the proposed new construction and saved. With the addition of new structural steel members and a newly framed platform, this existing portion of the building provided a stable base for the addition. A separate entry foyer with a porch for the residence was added on this ground level.
The new two-story residence is built on top of this existing base with expansions out the sides as necessary to accommodate the needed living space. The main living level contains a vaulted living room and dining room that faces the lake. Also facing the lake is a kitchen with a two-story octagonal turret at the corner. The other side of the home has a master bedroom suite, a second bedroom, and laundry. There is a spiral stair that leads to a mezzanine area located above the kitchen, and this mezzanine looks down into the turreted portion of the kitchen.
Besides the design and complicated structure to accommodate the existing conditions and the large open spans of the main living level, this project also required municipal board approval for the expansion and the proposed new use for the building.Article about the owners from the Randolph-Roxbury This Week