Regional Modern: Boston Homes Reflect Respect for Place, Nature

Editor's Note: The Regional Modern series focuses on the regional differences in modern and contemporary architecture, countering the impression that "modern" means universal and placeless. In photo tours from Manhattan to Malibu, see how today's innovative homes are influenced by climate, environment, and culture, becoming both private oases and part of a larger landscape we all share.

My series focused on regional differences in modern and contemporary residential architecture continues with Boston, Massachusetts. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is now known for its major universities (Harvard and MIT, to name two), its medical and biotech facilities, and of course its sports teams. It's clear from the sampling below that houses calling the largest city in New England home cover a much larger area than the distinctive urban core and adjacent suburbs. Nevertheless, these houses illustrate something distinctive about this northeastern corner of the U.S.


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John Hill is a New York City-based architecture writer for Houzz.com.

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