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144 Upland Road

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1960, Paul Rudolph.

Paul Rudolph converted an old automobile garage built in the early 1900s and set in the center of a residential block into a single-family home in 1960 by removing the concrete block facade and remodeling the open space into living quarters. Inspired by traditional Roman architecture, the plan provides a central living room surrounded on three sides by four bedrooms, a study, a small bathroom, a kitchen, and, along the back wall, a greenhouse. Partially glazed walls and a raised ceiling supported on exposed steel trusses provide generous headroom and natural light. A high lattice screen fronted by a paved courtyard provides the formal entrance into the residence.

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Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "144 Upland Road", [Cambridge, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-RA20.

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Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 347-347.

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