Living in a contemporary home is quite different than living in a box-like construction like a Colonial. Contemporary home such as the one at 63 Westcliff Road in Weston, MA 02493 provide a very different and more intriguing use of space both inside and out. Block architecture, the kind used by Frank Lloyd Wright and the architect of 63 Westlcliff, Maurice K Smith is fundamentally different in it’s approach to living and space. An architect that uses Block Architecture first thinks of the individual rooms with no consideration about how it all might go together later.
The primary concern with this kind of contemporary living is that each room fulfill its purpose in a specific way. For instance you might want your bedroom to have it’s windows on the East side of the house so that you can get morning light. You might want your dining room to have windows on both the east and west side so that you have wonderful light coming in for breakfast and dinner. You might want a family room with generous built in furniture to maximize your ability to entertain. You might want a balcony off each bedroom so that the person living in that space has a way to connect to the natural surroundings. 63 Westcliff Road in Weston MA is just such a home. In fact, it is the home I am describing here.
This home feels much larger than the actual living space and is much more intimate than the living space. This dichotomy is caused by the design of the rooms and the way they are put together after each room was created for maximum impact and usability. The outside of this home wraps around and through the landscape and fits into it in a very specific way to maximize the use of the natural landscape and permit the sense within the house as being part of the landscape.
Homes like this are rare, and not for everyone. They don’t permit residents with no imagination the comfort they get from the usual, like a Center entrance Colonial. They require the resident to create their home in their own image separate from those around them. Contemporary homes are far more common in Europe than here in the United States and especially here in New England. Come take a look at 63 Westcliff Road, Weston, MA 02493 and see what contemporary living is all about.
Address: 63 Westcliff Road
Square Feet: 3340
Bathrooms: 3F 2H
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): Full Finished, Wine Cellar