Scituate In-Law Expansion

Programmatically, the Scituate Expansion Project was as much about bringing people together as keeping them apart - the inherent dichotomy of an in-law apartment. From the exterior the house needed to be homogenous, belying the distinct separation of access, circulation, and private areas that were to define the new Accessory Dwelling Unit. Careful consideration was paid to scale and structure; vaulted ceilings were combined with light wells (in the form of dormers that complimented the existing house) to provide a sense of expanse but were built with exaggerated structural elements to withstand the 110 MPH winds as required by code.

The goal was to create an area that felt spacious and livable while remaining within the existing footprint.   The accessory dwelling appears larger than 850 SF due to the bright, open floor plan, contrasted with dark wood floors and carefully designed details. 



Separated Living Quarters: 850 SF

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom with laundry

Full kitchen

Eating and Living Area


Separate Entrance. 


Special Permit

A Special Permit was required for the Accessory Dwelling, and the design required approval from the Scituate Planning Board and the neighborhood at-large.  The design was well received and passed without exception.


BGH Construction out of Canton MA


"Keri did an incredible job creating our in law apartment. We wanted to keep within the existing footprint of our house, and have it appear seamless- as if it was always meant to be a part of the house- rather than an after thought addition. Keri designed a space that not only addressed our needs but exceeded them. The apartment is light, spacious, functional, and completely integrated into the original house. 
Keri has an outstanding eye for design. No small detail was overlooked. From the high ceilings to the breakfast nook, each space was made to fit our lifestyle. 
She was easy to work with, responsive, and took our own ideas into consideration. 
Highly recommend!!!!!!" - Jessica A.