Restoring a Crown Jewel

The William Cook house, built in 1877, is a landmark home, nicknamed “The Crown Jewel of Cambridge” by the Historical Society. We were engaged to maintain the integrity of the national historic property using signature styles of the era—like millwork, flooring and windows—while creating a modern, functional space for a large extended family and staff.

The full-home renovation was completed in less than 12 months, and touched every corner of the 12,000-square-foot home, spanning the finished basement to the third floor and beyond—even reimagining the landscape to bring in additional natural light.

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SpaceCraft Architecture
Chris Neilsen

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