2018 Home of the Year Winner: Clothespin Farm
Sheldon Pennoyer and Jasmine Pinto of Sheldon Pennoyer Architects in Concord
This home’s design embraces the integration of old and new. The original 1815 Cape was renovated, and now houses the master bedroom suite and the formal dining on the ground floor, as well as two bedrooms on the second floor. A second Cape was replaced with a new building and a narrow glazed connector links it to the older building.
The addition combines the simple farmhouse aesthetic and sensibility with modern interpretations, such as flush overlay cabinet faces built from the original wide-planked flooring; wood and steel stair rail; and a simply expressed brick fireplace. The one-story connector provides flow and continuity between the spaces, while shaping the outdoor living and gardening spaces. The clean modern lines of the interior spaces bring the outdoors in and focus to the distant views of Mount Monadnock.
Judges said: We like the good balance of old and new—the design is respectful of the architectural history of the original house while adapting it for current use. The interior design—which contributed to our selecting this project as 2018 Home of the Year—is clean and warm, with strategic and effective use of color. The placement of furnishings and art is intentional and edited. We also like how color and materials were used on the exterior to articulate formal composition, along with the seamless integration of exterior and interior.
Editor’s note: The interior designer for this project was Phoebe Lovejoy of Lovejoy Interiors in Allston, Massachusetts [(617) 987-0097; lovejoyinteriors.com].