Historic Boston Home

About the home

This historic Boston Colonial home, built in 1912, is located in Brookline’s Cottage Farm neighborhood, two miles west of downtown Boston. When purchased by the homeowners the house was on the verge of complete deterioration after decades of neglect. The result of their four-year renovation process is a blend of historic architectural details and materials with modern conveniences, including high-performance electronics, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a modern climate control system.

Location:
Boston, MA
Designer:
International Builders
Product: Retractable Door Screens + Retractable Window Screens

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The need

The homeowners had to carefully follow Massachusetts Historical Society guidelines and rules throughout the renovation process. As they had to preserve the original windows and doors, they could not add any fixed screens for shading and insect protection. They needed a screen solution that met the Society guidelines while providing insect protection, solar shade, and ventilation.

The solution

What makes this project special?

The homeowners also selected a retractable door screen for their back doorway to create additional cross-ventilation during warm summer months while preventing insects from entering the home.