1: Renovate and restore
a five floor, 200 year old farmhouse in Boston's Beacon Hill District to
its original detail as a new residence for a family of four.
Blend old and new; develop a tight
teamwork where owner, architect, and builder work together, making
decisions at virtually every step.
Kumins was already familiar with this unique freestanding home from an
earlier owner's partial renovations. Working with the new owners
specific ideas about reconfiguring the original specs, Kumins built all
new interior walls; excavated the original first floor and lowered it to
add two extra feet of room height; built all new windows into existing
window openings; created completely new heating, electrical, and
plumbing systems; added a four story elevator, allowing for walk-up to
the fifth floor; and created all new baths and fixtures.
Project architect, Douglas Haring, Haring Associates of
Beverly Farms Massachusetts, comments “Kumins
is very careful to listen to client's specific wishes. This project
above all reflects Kumins skills and distinctive style of working and
With all the painstaking work and attention to detail that Kumins put
into this project, anyone visiting this home would not be able to tell
the original work from the restoration.