Flavin Architects

Architect - Boston, MA

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based on 85 online reviews

Average rating




based on 85 online reviews
based on 85 ratings

Project Gallery

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Modern Screen Porch

Jun 2014

A modern screen porch beautifully links this Wellesley home to its Garden. Extending overhangs that are clad in red cedar emphasize the indoor / outdoor connection and keep direct sun out of the interior. The grey granite floor pavers extend seamlessly from the inside to the outside. A custom designed steel truss with stainless steel cable supports the roof. The insect screen is black nylon for maximum transparency. Landscape architect: Peter White, Zen Associates General Contractor: Ken Vona Inc. Interior Designer: Christine Tuttle

Wellesley, MA

Mid-Century Modern House Remodel in Lincoln

Jan 2013

This remodel of a mid century gem is located in the town of Lincoln, MA, a hot bed of modernist homes inspired by Walter Gropius' own house built nearby in the 1940s. Flavin Architects updated the design by opening up the kitchen and living room. Spectacular exposed beams were lightened with a light grey stain and the floor was finished in a dark grey cerused oak stain. The low pitched roofs, open floor plan, and large windows openings connect the house to nature to make the most of its rural setting.

Lincoln, MA

Eastern Point Pool with Exterior Landscape Terrace and Pool House

Jan 2012

A Modern Guest House and swimming pool are located where the granite ledge of Gloucester Harbor meet the manicured grounds of this private residence. The modest-sized building is an overachiever, with its soaring roof and glass walls striking a modern counterpoint to the property's century-old shingle style home. The building is clad with red cedar, finished in clear and full body stains. The doors and windows are clad in black aluminum and are manufactured by Loewen. The flashing details are copper.

Gloucester, MA

A Lantern in Lincoln

Oct 2011

A growing family was bursting at the seams in their Lincoln Colonial Farmhouse. The existing kitchen was dark and had no dining area. We added a sunny dining nook to the kitchen. Its three walls of glass and walk out deck connect the house to nature. Dramatic overhangs shade the room from the summer's sun, and Japanese style chains direct the roof runoff to drywells.

Lincoln, MA

Glass House in the Garden

Apr 2011

Modern glass house set in the landscape evokes a midcentury vibe. A modern gas fireplace divides the living area with a polished concrete floor from the greenhouse with a gravel floor. The frame is painted steel with aluminum sliding glass door. The front features a green roof with native grasses and the rear is covered with a glass roof. Landscape Architects: Ron Herman and Zen Associates.

Weston, MA

Rooftop Mahogany Deck Exterior Addition

Jan 2011

Flavin designed a modern deck addition on the rooftop of a Brookline row house. A perimeter trellis frames the sky and distant view, neatly defining the living space while maintaining an intimate feel. Steel and glass staircase gives the top floor of this row house a loft-like feel and creates access to the deck. The roof decking and trellis are built of mahogany. The penthouse is clad in cement panels, painted a dark grey.

Brookline, MA

Cambridge Modern Kitchen Addition

Dec 2009

A modern kitchen addition brings new life to a 1920's shingled home in Cambridge. The kitchen dining nook extends into the garden and brings Nature and light into this urban setting. Photography: Thomas Lingner

Cambridge, MA

Gap Head

Jan 2008

A neglected Colonial Revival house in Rockport was transformed into a captivating summer home. The first floor was lowered to open up a cramped interior and the ocean side was opened with glass to bring the dramatic seascape into their daily lives. The addition's folded copper roof is inspired by the sailboats in Rockport harbor. Photography: Tom Lingner

Rockport, MA

South End Modern

Jan 2007

Located in Boston's South End, this traditional rowhouse facade screens a modern makeover of the interior. An open riser staircase with glass landings ties five levels together and allows light to filter down and play against red Venetian plaster walls. Steel beams support four cantilevered balconies over the Japanese garden, forging a strong relationship with nature even in this urban setting. Photography: Peter Vanderwarker.

Boston, MA