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Arlington Attic

Arlington MA

Below the roof of this traditional two family house in a dense and desirable neighborhood, was an unused attic. Often perceived by owners as another entire floor, without careful design consideration these spaces can be challenging to make efficient and yield the spaces people hope to achieve. The sloping roofs and small dormers can be limiting without thoughtful consideration. Chris explored options to facilitate the four primary desired uses for the added space while integrating the spaces into the existing home, sleeping, bathing, living and most important to today’s new world, a home office. Ahead of its time, this renovation allowed the owner to reorganize his situation, save money and create a new environment for his family.

-Contractor: Everstand Inc

“I hired Chris to do my “Arlington Attic”. I hired him based on seeing something he had done previously on his Houzz profile. What a terrific person to work with, and a highly capable and creative professional architect to have on this project. Chris was able to take my vision of the space and work with my budget to come up with a design that fit my vision and budget. Chris understood clearly the zoning/building code issues, and my “old house” uniqueness. Chris helped me interview contractors and we agreed on the contractor selected. Chris was a terrific intermediary between myself and my builder giving me advice on best building practices, and helping keep the project on track. When the contractors and subcontractors are complimenting you profusely on your bed/headboard design, you know that you have a pretty cool design! Chris brings both a practical design sense, but also a creative flair that I would recommend unequivocally and enthusiastically!”