2018 Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation Design Honorable Mention: Squam Family Farmhouse
Ward D’Elia and Amelia Martin Brock of Samyn-D’Elia Architects, P.A. in Ashland
A portion of a beloved family farmhouse was replaced with a new, energy-efficient addition of similar scale, with exterior details matching those of the original building. The main level features an open-concept kitchen and dining area with a wall clad in reclaimed barn board. Wide glass doors span the distance from the dining room to the enlarged screen porch. An open, U-shaped oak stair with a skylight and dormer brings light into the main level. Shelving was built from boards salvaged during demolition.
Judges said: We like the good, restrained use of color with appropriate accents; the nice open plan; and the good visual connection with the outdoors.