Ignoring several suggestions to “tear it down”, the owner of a 1950s house in Lexington finally found a kindred spirit in Peter Feinmann, President of Feinmann Inc., a design-build contractor.
To execute the renovation, the DiLorenzos called upon Feinmann Inc., a design and building company in Lexington, Massachusetts. “The bathroom was beautiful the way it was,” says company president Peter Feinmann, but it didn’t meet the needs of a modern family. “Our challenge was to create something as equally beautiful while elevating the style.”
With baby boomers continuing to fuel growth in the residential remodeling market, it’s no wonder their penchant for high-end luxuries, amenities and design details have come shining through in this year’s winning Best of the Best Design Awards projects. This year’s award winning projects – more so than any previous year – exhibit the type of upscale flair boomers require in their homes.
Designing a new kitchen in a Second-Empire-style Victorian home in a leafy New England suburb required great imagination and a skillful eye and hand. The kudos go to several who collaborated on the project: the Italian company that designed cabinet units, the owners who saw the components as the jumping-off point for their new kitchen – and the architect who developed the novel way to blend new and old.
People often move into houses that are not ideal. Some hope the home will grow on them overtime, while others tinker with the arrangement of spaces until it approximates their dream home. In the case of one couple, the need to add more bedrooms allowed them to fix some of the design flaws they had been trying to overlook since they bought the modified Colonial-style house in a Burlington subdivision six years ago.
When architect Barney Maier and his associates from Feinmann Inc. first met with Karen and John King about updating the kitchen in their 1865 Empire house, they were handed an eight-page document on what the new room should be like. The first part talked about breezes in the summer and the aroma of fresh mint wafting in from
A home renovation project in Newton typically involves close consultation with clients who have strong views and who themselves often become immersed in the details.
That, at least, is the experience of Feinmann Remodeling Inc. whose chief architect Barry Maier, shared with Newton Magazine the details of one of its projects on behalf of a Newton home.