Newton, Massachusetts, United States
The owners of a dreamy 1930s Tudor Revival manor in Newton, Massachusetts were planning a large addition to the historic home as well as completely transforming the deteriorating landscape. The homeowners commissioned a talented team of architects and designers that would include Merrimack Design, Kenneth Vona Construction, Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects, Schumacher Companies and Anthony Catalfano Interiors, Inc. The project was extensive and involved designing additions that would integrate seamlessly with the original house. According to Merrimack Design, additions included a new crenellated stone entry tower, a faux limestone scriptorium with oak cabinetry and a dining room with Tudor-style panelled walls, a limestone fireplace surrounded and plaster ceiling. A new kitchen was also designed, as well as a family room, artist’s studio and two bedrooms linked by a new Tudor-style oak staircase. Dan K. Gordon Associates greatly improved the overgrown landscape. The property was cleared and the sloping site re-graded to integrate the house, terraces, gardens and a sweeping lawn. The firm also designed an intimate oval garden, masonry walls, detailled paving paths and inviting outdoor entertaining areas. The Boston Society of Landscape Architects recognized Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects for their outstanding quality, craftsmanship, creativity and artistry on the Earl Major Estate. We have yet to find this property on Google Maps but will continue searching in hopes of uncovering more photos and information. Photography by Sam Gray and Richard Mandelkorn.