Best New Home 2018: Suburban Shift
Timeless styling with a modern twist makes this new home stand out in a post-war New England neighborhood.
Synopsis: The 2018 Best New Home Award goes to architect Matthew O’Malia and the team at GO Logic for this traditional New England home with a modern aesthetic. The architects started with the form of a traditional cape and two-car garage, and turned the garage, added a second story, and shifted the second story over the garage to create a more modern and relevant design. The interior has a sort of hybrid floor plan—something between a traditional layout with separate rooms and a more contemporary open concept. Energy efficiency was incorporated throughout the design, with triple-pane windows, a minisplit heat pump, and an energy-recovery ventilator.
Tom Bures and Liesl Sitton realized that their South Boston apartment was getting to be too small for their growing family at the same time that a house around the block from Tom’s mother went on the market. The modest 1940s colonial wasn’t quite…