Victorian Conservatory

Manchester, Massachusetts

This historic Manchester by the Sea residence was originally built as a vacation cottage for a Boston resident. Additions over time created more usable space, but posed a challenge for connecting the conservatory to the house. Using a glazed link under an overhanging bay allowed the roof and sides to ‘wrap” the extension that the owner wanted to keep. Town & Country can customize scribe and roof details to accommodate virtually any attachment location.

Overall the house had a low vertical profile which it made it important to respect the proportions of the conservatory to the main house, yet create the amount of space that the Owner wanted. Pilasters and true-divided Gothic Tracery glazing nicely accent this Victorian conservatory while complimenting the details of the house without overly competing with it. The glazing also serves to keep the mass of the building at a pleasing height scale to the adjoining house.