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Great design is in the details

CRAFTING UNFORGETTABLE LANDSCAPES

in classically contemporary new and lovingly restored homes

The Woodlands at Belmont Hill is a beautiful piece of historic property on the grounds of a hospital campus in Belmont, Massachusetts. This neighborhood is comprised of 111 newly built townhomes and three lovingly restored original brick structures situated just 15 minutes from downtown Boston. This new community celebrates the past by carefully weaving the new luxury townhouses into the fabric of the existing historical buildings.

Lush landscaping, stone walls, and winding drives entice an active community of homeowners from all over the country who value history and stunning classical, contemporary interiors.

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Newly built townhouses steeped in history

We crafted 111 new townhouses that are traditionally executed on the outside with a modern interior. They all feature a first-floor master bedroom suite, attached 2-car garage, gourmet kitchen, luxurious living and dining rooms and private outdoor space. and state-of-the-art electrical and modern home integration.

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Historic buildings restored to their former glory

We inherited three existing brick buildings on the Woodlands property and we knew we had an opportunity to perform magic. Working with master artisans and a visionary of an architect, we restored, replicated, and repurposed these former hospital buildings into one-of-a-kind living spaces.

Design is in the details like these glass door knobs and custom tile shower nooks.

Historic details like this plaque that hangs above an original fireplace.

A close-up look at the original details, including these windows and elaborate moldings.

High ceilings, intricate archways and natural light fill the lobby of Upham House.

Modern details like these light fixtures surprise and delight in the classic and historic interiors.

Rustic Charm

CARRIAGE HOUSE RESIDENCES

Previously used to house stables and maintenance equipment, including horse and buggy carriages, The Carriage House was meticulously restored by Northland Residential.

The Stanhope, The Phaeton, The Dennett and The Brougham are four rustic chic units named after styles of historic carriages of yesteryear.

Adjacent to an apple orchard within full view of beautiful blooms each spring each of these homes offers a “Beacon Hill” style courtyard for herb gardens, formal gardens, quiet respite by day or evenings relaxing under the stars. Soaring ceilings, exposed timber beams, deep window sills, and classic modern appointments distinguish this renovation.

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An original photo of The Carriage House Residences prior to Northland's restoration. 

An outdoor, Beacon Hill style brick and slate courtyard adorned with hand forged wrought iron gates.

Each property features the Carriage House Residences insignia in the hand forged wrought iron gates.

An interior view of the Carriage House. 

Private garages were carefully built into the landscape of the existing property.

A Jewel Box

SOUTH COTTAGE

Two handsome courtyards flank the front entrance of South Cottage, a 1912 brick building turned freestanding condominium. A new slate roof, copper gutters and a traditional glass vestibule enhanced with heated slate floors now grace this home and make a stunning entrance. Outdoor space is abundant with two front terraces, a private ground floor patio, and a rooftop deck over the garage.

The interior was expertly sculpted to yield a comfortable, two-level, light-filled home. Custom storage systems, extra tall cabinets, European appliances, modern finishes, and the original fireplace surround make this marriage of old and new outstanding.

We came off the existing brick building to create not only a garage space but a private roofdeck with views of newly built stonewalls that surround the property.

A before capture of South Cottage. 

Clean, comfortable and inviting.

The movement in the granite in this kitchen island was akin to onyx, fluid and outstanding.

Looking from the kitchen out to the dining room, a door leading to the rooftop deck. Stairs lead to the lower level with two additional bedrooms, a mudroom, full bath, a family room and a private terrace.

A glass barn door shower enclosure adds form and functionality to this stunning bathroom. Behind those doors are a washer and dryer.

A Regal Space

UPHAM HOUSE

A formal porte-cochere, originally designed to receive horse and carriages at the turn of the century, welcomes you to this stunning historic New England Georgian Colonial.

We saw a diamond in the rough, and with the help of our architect, we found five unique living spaces. We not only recreated and restored this former mansion to glory but elevated its design to new heights.

We brought in artisans to restore (or when restoration was impossible, replicate) fireplace facades, moldings, window casings. This sixteen-month project was pure magic thanks to a dedicated Northland team, who worked tirelessly to restore and bring this property to new heights.

Each unit offers open and inviting living spaces with soaring 11ft ceilings, a well-equipped kitchen with commanding stone-topped island and luxurious Owner’s Suite with built-in-closet systems and grand marble bath. These two and three bedroom floorplans are further distinguished by rich hardwood flooring, distinctive millwork and generous closets throughout. Indoor garage parking, dedicated storage rooms and an elevator complete the offering.

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Each and every detail was lovingly restored or replicated to bring Upham House back to its formal glory.

An interlocking brick and block driveway, copper gutters and stone surround these underground spaces under Upham house, which were transformed into personal garages.

A buttery cream finish on custom built cabinets transform this kitchen into a  modern masterpiece.

That floor! Classic basketweave marble floors are simple and elegant.

A trio of original deep-welled windows restored to their former glory bring natural light into this regal space.