This website serves as a digital portofolio of the work of BEAUCHER & LEA architecture LLC through 2011, when our firm was formally closed. Many thanks and best wishes to all of our clients and colleages with whom we collaborated through the years!
- Steven Beaucher, Katharine Lea & James Bruneau

 

Face Lifts
Exterior Renovations

Revival of a Jones Hill Mansion - Dorchester, MA

BEAUCHER & LEA provided designs for the re-cladding and re-roofing of an historic mansion in the Jones Hill section of Dorchester. The project included reconstruction of three stories of stacked decks and replacement of exterior stairways linking the ground as well as minor interior work. Unsightly additions added during the home's prior use as a nursing home were removed. Challenging conditions such as the witch's hat roof on the round tower were totally rebuilt. BEAUCHER & LEA was subsequently retained to provide complete landscaping designs for the property.

 
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Fresh Facade In East Arlington - Arlington, MA

BEAUCHER & LEA provided designs to restore the exterior of a previously aluminum-sided 1920's two-family house to its architectural simplicity. To comply with the owner's desire for "maintenance free" exterior finishes, Hardi-Plank, Hardi-shingle, and Tuffboard were used in the house's cladding. Its Ipe planked front porch and stained cedar railings will stand up to heavy traffic. The addition of period details, brackets, custom railings, and corner post add a layer that helps the home express historic reference. The client's budget supported a few extras, like light fixtures with elegant lines, but the overall project is a study in well thought materials - employed economically and cost effectively.

 
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