Architecture

Book Talk with Heli Meltsner: The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts

Meticulously researched and with abundant color photos, Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts focuses on the state’s Arts and Crafts domestic architecture and is the only book to include an illustrated field guide. In this talk, Heli Meltsner will help us identify qualities of this difficult-to-describe movement. At least two of the state’s most prominent architects chose […]


Local Architects’ Tips for Maximizing Your Space

1. Get Creative Before thinking about adding to a home’s footprint, local architects advise residents look to their attics and basements. Adding dormers—windows that project out from a sloped roof—to an attic is a great way to open up the space, says Somerville architect Jai Singh Khalsa of Khalsa Design. Similarly, adding lightwells makes a […]