The Highland Cottage Residence entailed the restoration and rehabilitation of the circa 1852 gothic revival home in Boston’s Roxbury Highland Historic District. Originally built as a cottage on a “gentleman’s farm” for a weekend escape from the city, the building was severally under-framed and incurred further structural damage when the adjacent building and soil were removed against the cottage’s wood framing. The restoration required that the house be lifted at its lowest level and be re-framed as well as structurally reinforced. The exterior was restored back to its original detail by re-creating several missing elements using laser cutting technology.
Architect: Haydon Design