Newton Highlands, MA Addition

with Williams & Spade Interiors
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BEFORE - First Floor Plan ^^
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BEFORE - West Elevation ^^
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Pre-construction Renderings
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Newton Highlands, MA Addition

The existing Newton Highlands residence was built in the 1930's as a Tudor with creative masonry and interior details. The small rooms and low ceilings beckoned for a new take. The resulting great room looks out over the garden and the sunset beyond.

The kitchen, dining and porch spaces have been opened up and ceilings heightened, exposed beams and barrel vaulted ceilings allude to a tuscan villa's kitchen hearth and family gathering place. A new master bedroom suite provides privacy for the owner while opening to the rear terrace and pergola for a peaceful respite from the city.

While respecting the geometry and energy conserving intent of the original structure, a addition takes this family’s home to the country.

Office of Mark Armstrong Architect (OMA)
Mark Armstrong AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Interior Design
Williams & Spade, Jeannie Racciopi ASID, IIDA

Structural Engineer
Siegel Associates Inc.

General Contractor
Campbell Construction

Photo Credits
Greg Michael J Lee Photography


The Office of Mark Armstrong Architect offers personal attention in the creation of design oriented and sustainable commercial and residential architecture in New England. Our projects vary from historic to modern, both in new structures and renovations. We are sensitive to the context of each project, including the style, the people, the site, and the city as the basis for the development of new spaces and places.

We work very closely with our clients to build effective personal relationships that we maintain throughout the process. We strive to understand each client’s unique set of goals for their property so we may successfully realize them; these criteria become the driving force of the design process, resulting in the uniqueness of each project. The final image of a building, like every other aspect of it, is the result of our dedication to create the appropriate response to the interests of the owner and the context in which the structure exists.

The firm is dedicated to “building green,” which means striving for energy conservation, environmental sustainability, and incorporation of non-toxic components into design. We can help you build responsibly whether you are just learning about “going green” or have the most advanced knowledge and goals. As a US Green Building Council member, OMA has access to extensive resources for consultants, and is committed to improving both your home’s environment, as well as the earth’s. We are equipped to pursue LEED Certification on new and significantly renovated projects.

Mark Armstrong is a licensed, AIA and NCARB registered architect and LEED accredited professional. With current licenses in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and NCARB reciprocity nationwide, Mark has more than 21 years of experience in public and private sector building programming, design, bidding and contract negotiation, and construction supervision. His work associated with other firms includes academic buildings for Harvard, MIT, Exeter Academy, UMass Boston, Mass College of Art, and Berklee College, as well as public buildings for the Federal Courts and the MBTA.