2019 Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation Design Winner: Lakefront Transformation
Lafe Covill of TMS Architects in Portsmouth
This home is located on steep terrain on a property with a dramatic outcrop. Additions were made with the intention of minimizing disruption to the site, especially the natural boulders.
Another priority was to keep the 4,500- square-foot home balanced in its modest neighborhood. Bay windows and gable roofs helped to break up the massing. Exposed rafter tails; a shingled lower level, coupled with a board and batten upper level are reminiscent of earlier New Hampshire Lakes Region architecture. The existing four bedroom, 31/2 bath weekend home (2,500 square feet) became a generous five bedroom, 51/2 bath home with ample space for an overflow of guests.
Judges said: The carefully composed series of added bay windows, gable roof elements, integrated materials and details successfully transform this modern interpretation of New Hampshire Lakes Region architecture.