Overlook House

Lexington, MA | 2009
Size: 3,600 sq ft

Contractor: Eco Structures

Photos by Marcus Gleysteen

The Overlook House is built on and around the foundations of an original farmstead. The project is surrounded by an established neighborhood of mid-twentieth century homes. However, the site remains isolated from this context by topography, mature trees, and extensive wetlands, affording it a great level of privacy. The house “overlooks” a marsh to the west and forested wetlands to the north. The Overlook House provides ample living space for a family, with three primary bedrooms and a fourth room that can be a guest room, office or family room. The house takes full advantage of outdoor space, views, and natural light. The heart of the home is the primary living space, consisting of a large kitchen, eating and sitting area. The Overlook House is an example of contemporary design sensibilities combined with responsible material selection and financial resource management. The project is LEED certified and uses a geothermal HVAC system.