The Philip Munroe Residence consisted of the restoration and rehabilitation of the House to the standards set by the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission. The internal decorative stairwells, Queen Anne windows, interior and exterior doors, slate roof, and ornamental features were preserved. Replacement items such as windows and clapboards were reproduced with the same materials and specifications as those on the building when it was originally built in 1887.
Great care was taken to preserve the original framework and detailing whenever possible. The restoration resulted in three new luxury apartments that reflect the traditional style of the house. The Philip Munroe house is an example of how preservation, restoration and modernization can successfully maintain the unique heritage of out past and preserve it for the future.
Architect: Haydon Design