You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Home of the Week

Modern home playfully and precisely designed

Designed by an MIT architect, Maurice Smith, for an MIT professor, this contemporary home seems both a gleeful jumble of box-shaped rooms and a sober exercise in precise geometric design. Its dark brown fir siding blends into the bucolic setting of its 1.8-acre lot. For building materials, Smith used a variety of woods - ceilings are knotty pine; walls are fir; and the kitchen countertops and cabinets are oak.

Exposed red bricks and flooring tiles are from Dennis Ruabon, a Welsh clay quarry.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of