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358 Great Road, Acton, MA




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Updating a Historic Tudor Home

The new owners of this Tudor revival home, built in 1905, had two primary goals in mind when they purchased it; 1) Upgrading all of the house systems, including rewiring the entire house and installing a new AC system; 2) as well as providing a gourmet kitchen that integrated with the existing great room. The existing kitchen, as in many old homes, was in a separate back room away from the formal living room, dining room, and great room. One of the biggest challenges was integrating the great room and kitchen in a way that spatially flowed well yet maintained the integrity of the homes character and finishes. Recreating the plaster texture on the wall that opened the two rooms to one another was a challenge. Other challenges were integrating the existing windows and the doorway into the front room, which became a serving pass through into what the new owners use as a dining room. Other items unique to historical work was the rewiring and refurbishing of dozens of original light fixtures.