2019 Bulfinch Award Winner - Governor's House
Updated: Apr 7, 2019
We were thrilled to learn that our Governor's House project has been awarded the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)'s 2019 Bulfinch Award for interior design. "The Bulfinch Awards recognize practitioners from across the nation who are committed to promoting excellence in the classical tradition and allied arts within New England." I was particularly humbled and honored to know that our work was judged by an illustrious jury which includes personal design heroes Erik Evens, Steven Gambrel and Gil Shafer.
The ICAA's New England chapter will be hosting a "ceremonial reception and dinner gala on April 27, 2019 in the Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston which was designed by Parker, Thomas & Rice." Our team looks forward to celebrating with our builder partner Burnham Builders, LLC. in honor of our inspiring clients. We hope to see you there!
Meanwhile, I thought it would be nice to share the story behind the project, including Before & After images, both inside and out:
P R O J E C T S U M M A R Y
Our Interior Architecture + Design program for this stately 1830 Greek Revival, once the summer residence of the Union’s Civil War era governor (and Abraham Lincoln’s cousin),
and sited on a peninsula landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, includes:
Architectural upgrades to better marry a recent two-story addition to the classicism of the original structure;
An edited mix of furnishings, from European antiques to iconic Mid-Century Modern finds to custom pieces created by the designer and handcrafted of all-natural materials by local makers in and around New England;
An all-white palette that honors the classical Greek exterior while providing an ethereal backdrop for sculptural furnishings and travel-inspired treasures;
Use of fun, non-toxic finishes and soft outdoor upholstery fabrics for carefree, modern life in this historic home;
And, in sum, a considered design that enables a hip young family to write their
own story in this special place, just as the governor did 188 years before.
Come on in...
F L O O R P L A N S
(Darker framing lines indicate additions / modifications to the original structure that predate this project)
I N T E R I O R A R C H I T E C T U R E
I N T E R I O R D E S I G N
E X T E R I O R
"After" photography by Michael J. Lee.