Rockwood Residence, Hingham Ma

This charming Hingham Historic home was not always as natural and classic as it currently sits. Custom home builder Tate Isenstadt hired John Day to reshape what had been a series of additions and renovations to the 1820’s Greek Revival house. The original house was approximately 1200 square feet and had been modified to roughly 6000 square feet of chopped up spaces. 

The young family wanted to retain the original Greek Revival scale and classical lines, but also wanted an open floor plan, full basement, guest barn and more connection to the daylight, yard and each other when in the house.  Like any active family, the need for a large garage, mudroom and secondary entrance and plenty of bonus space were all high priority items in the programing of the new layout. 

The main gable and front stair were retained and through working extensively with the homeowner and Higham Historic Commission, a matching gable with dormered connecting gambrel, stair tower and rear garage barn were all approved and added to meet the style of the neighborhood and the lifestyle of a young and growing family. 

Deceptively scaled, the renovated house boasts almost 7,000 square feet of living space, the interiors were designed to balance and contrast traditional New England styles with more modern touches and playful color. Classic materials such as limestone, walnut, oak and marbles were utilized, as a nod to the original time period of the house. Classic layered trim and beams were used to define large open spaces and frame the views and connection to the yard.  A mixture of colorful and clean lined transitional pieces blend with family antiques to create a classic yet playful décor.

John Day  – Blue Hour Design 
Interior Design:
John Day and Jayme Kennerknecht 
TDI Building & Remodeling
Greg Premru Photography
Custom Cabinetry – Crown Point