"Everyone is totally thrilled with the house!" -- Owner
"In my whole career, it is one of the nicest, happiest, most successful projects I can remember." -- Oliver Bouchier, Payne Bouchier, Inc.
Originally built in 1840, this historic home overlooks Little Harbor in Woods Hole. The exterior envelope underwent significant rehabilitation that maintained its historic appearance, in keeping with Historic District regulations. Working within these required parameters, JNA completely renovated the interior to address the needs of the current Owner and her extended family.
In the front portion of the house, we opened up the existing small rooms to create one large space that includes the kitchen, dining and living rooms to help facilitate dynamic family interaction. Several bedrooms and secondary living spaces, as well as generous finished storage space in the basement, allow comfortable accommodation of frequent family visits. A large master suite on the second floor enjoys views of Little Harbor to the east as well as towards the Martha's Vineyard ferry docks to the west.
Registered with the LEED for Homes program, the project has earned LEED Gold certification. The house employs numerous green systems including photovoltaic (solar) electricity, geothermal heating and cooling, a high efficiency boiler and a tankless on-demand hot water system. The decking on all porches is FSC-certified mahogany and the flooring is locally milled reclaimed antique heart pine. All interior paints and finishes are low-VOC. Ultra-efficient LED recessed fixtures provide general down lighting. Repurposing light fixtures, ceramic tile and countertops from the Owner's previous homes and travels not only adds her own history and memories to this historic house, but also helps fulfill sustainability goals in LEED for Homes design.
Contractor: Payne Bouchier, Inc.