Boston Framers Renovates 150-year-old Multi-family Home

Whole House Renovation Preserves the Past while Embracing the Future

kitchen after renovation picture - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA

Cambridge, MA



• 150-year-old historical two-family.
• Whole house renovation included raising the roof to add a third floor.
• Needed to dig 4 feet under foundation to create a basement.


• Complete renovation from roof to basement.
• Install TimberTech decking.


• Beautiful exterior that stayed true to Cambridge historical architecture.
• Gorgeous modern interior with open floor plan.
• New kitchens, bathrooms, and patio.
• High quality materials such as oak floors, Pella windows, Spanish tile.


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house exterior after renovation - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


house exterior before renovation - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


Boston Framers renovated this 150-year-old two-family house, into three luxury condominiums in Cambridge Massachusetts.


The historical house was updated while maintaining the style of Cambridge’s historical charm.


The beautiful Victorian-era design showcases intricate details, from ornate trim work to beautiful bay windows.


TimberTech front stairs and railings lead to 4-panel front doors under a bracket portico. Sidelights and decorative glass provide natural light and privacy.


Pella black-framed windows add elegance and complement the historical exterior façade and the interior modern design.


The clapboard siding was replaced with cement board, which is fire-resistant, low-maintenance, and stands up to harsh weather.


Boston Framers dug four feet down under the foundation to create a basement with plenty of storage space.


The roof was raised to add a third living space complete with bay windows.


In keeping with Cambridge’s historical architecture, the new French roof is complete with dormer windows, asphalt shingles, and a flat rubber roof.


Each unit has an electronic security entry.


backyard patio after picture - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


backyard patio before picture - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


The backyard was transformed into a tranquil outdoor retreat in the heart of the city.


The patio design incorporated elements such as stone pavers, TimberTech decking, vibrant landscaping, and cedar privacy fencing.


This created a beautiful private space to relax or entertain.


Two bulkheads lead to a spacious basement with plenty of storage.

living room open floor plan - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA
home office after renovation - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


The interior design seamlessly blends the old with the new.


Modern amenities have been tastefully incorporated into each of the three units including updated kitchens, touchless appliances, contemporary bathrooms, central heating, and cooling systems.


The open floor plan and high ceilings maximize space and flow.


Oversized windows allow natural light to fill every space.


Each element, such as the black hardware used throughout the house, was carefully chosen to create living areas that are both visually stunning and highly functional.


The lighting is designed to accentuate every feature of each room.


Combinations of linear chandeliers, lighted mirrors, and strategically placed recessed lights work together to provide ambient, task, and accent lighting.

modern kitchen cabinets - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA
kitchen quartz counter - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


Every detail in the kitchen design was carefully considered including the seamless integration with the open floor plan.


The modern kitchen offers clean lines and a clutter-free style.


The use of premium materials, such as white oak hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, maple cabinets, panels to hide appliances, and top of the line Wolf appliances, creates an atmosphere that enhances the overall appeal.


The kitchen is optimized for functionality with touchless faucet and microwave.


Handleless cabinets and drawers provide storage while maintaining a streamlined look.

bathroom rain showerhead after renovation - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA
bathroom floating vanity - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


Each bathroom design
is sleek and contemporary with a thoughtful layout that combines beauty and function.


Premium materials were carefully selected:

  • Duravit vessel sinks,
  • quartz counters
  • handheld showerheads,
  • spa-like rain showerheads,
  • built-in shower seat,
  • the finest fixtures,
  • stunning floating vanities,
  • floating toilets,
  • lighted mirrors,
  • imported Spanish tile lines the walls and floors.


Each master bathroom has heated floors.

master bedroom after renovation - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA


The bedrooms are thoughtfully designed to maximize comfort and movement with enough space for a reading nook, or home office.

Spacious closets provide ample storage.

High ceilings and expansive windows flood the room with natural light.

Carefully placed recess lights are perfect for reading or relaxing.

The master bedrooms are complete with an ensuite bathroom.

bathroom round lighted mirror - Boston Framer - Cambridge MA

Boston Framers brings your home renovation ideas to life.


We’ll help you create a beautiful space that will increase the value of your home without breaking your budget.


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See our:

Kitchen Remodel Projects

Bathroom Remodel Projects

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House Renovations - Boston Framers

Ruy C. Barbosa

General Contractor

154 E Central St.

Natick MA 01760

CSL# 196308

House Renovations - Boston Framers

Ruy C. Barbosa

General Contractor

154 E Central St.

Natick MA 01760

CSL# 196308