Photos: Jeffrey Dodge Rogers

The Anti-Attic (Otis St, Newton)

Design by: Out of the Woods


  • Gut 3rd floor, add dormer, create full bath & guest/office space
  • Create master bath
  • Finish basement
  • Kitchen remodel
  • Dining room remodel: add windows, revive fireplace that had been buried
  • Remodel 1st floor bath
  • Imitation slate roof
  • New ceilings and heart pine flooring throughout 1st floor

By others: Painting

The main focus of this whole-house remodel, making the attic livable required gutting the existing space, adding a dormer for headroom to pass code at the top of the existing stairway, sprayed foam insulation and, as always, tasteful finishes.