Morrison Street Extension

Designed 1st floor extension and second floor porch for the back side of period house in Somerville. Made plans for period (Second Empire Victorian) restoration of front elevation, plans implemented in 2017.

Somerville, Massachusetts
Client: Celia Halstead & Bonnie Walz

  1. North Elevation and deck.
  2. View of the second floor.
  3. Porch at the West elevation.
  4. South Elevation (front of the house

Restoration and Artist’s Studio

Newton, Massachusetts
Client: Steve Blossom

This historic New England Cape was built in 1820 from old barn timbers to accommodate laborers working in the mills of Newton Upper Falls. As such, it is a prototype of low-income housing and an early example of recycling in construction. Momentum’s renovation protected the history and integrity of the structure. The design exposed parts of the hand-hewn timber-framing, and kept the thirty-inch-wide, old-growth sheathing beneath the clapboards. We preserved the original dimensions of the interior, and also retained the original brick in visible areas of the stack in the new state-of-the art heating and cooling system. Even historic newspapers, used as vapor protection beneath the original siding, were recovered intact and returned to the owner.

  • Building.
  • Fence detail
  • Dormer detail.
  • Fieldstone detail.
  • Artist’s studio view.