A Family Room Orangery-Style Skylight in Newbury, MA

by | May 26, 2022 | Construction

Our range of custom glass products can transform your home’s look and feel. And nowhere will the effect of this transformation be more evident than in your family’s renewed appreciation for the comforts of home! Today’s build journal explores the addition of a family room in a cape Cod-style home located in Newbury, Massachusetts. The clients approached Sunspace with the goal of flooding a year-round entertaining space with natural sunlight without compromising comfort levels. With natural ventilation, an efficient heating and cooling system, and careful glass selection for the orangery-style skylight centerpiece, Sunspace Design delivered. Let’s explore the build.

The construction location at the side of the client’s home.
An orangery-style family room will be added here.

The double hip, solid mahogany skylight frame is constructed in the Sunspace woodworking shop.

We provide detailed CAD drawings for our projects.
Here we see the project’s skylight rafter plan layout.

A look at the roof framing plan depicting the skylight opening.

The completed skylight frame is installed into the opening.

An interior view of the skylight frame in position.

A view of the completed room seen from afar.
Note the fireplace chimney and tall windows.

The finished orangery-style skylight is centered in the room’s ceiling.

The completed space seen from outside.
The space connects directly to an exterior patio.

The new space is flooded with natural sunlight!

Reading, entertaining, relaxation, growing—
A Sunspace Design custom glass enclosure is the perfect fit.

Are you a homeowner looking for a specialty glass design-build firm? Are you a general contractor searching for a specialized subcontractor to handle the glass design, engineering, and installation for a given project? Consider Sunspace Design. You can learn more about a  partnership with us by providing your information via our website’s contact form, by sending us an email at info@sunspacedesign.com, or by calling us on the phone 1-800-530-2505. We’re eager to hear from you.

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