A Stunning Orangery Built in Concord, MA
We’ve built up our reputation via the design, engineering, and construction of custom glass products in a unique industry niche. In turn, we often have the opportunity to team up with immensely talented architects, craftsmen, and builders who can leverage our unique specialty in projects of their own. These are some of our favorite projects because they give us a great opportunity to interact with other industry professionals while bringing the Sunspace Design touch to projects that would normally be out of scope for our small team.
Today’s build journal focuses on one such project recently completed in Concord, Massachusetts. We teamed up with John Chapman, an excellent Wellesley, Massachusetts-based architect, and the fantastic Kistler and Knapp team of Acton, Massachusetts. With Kistler and Knapp serving as general contractor and Chapman’s architectural plans serving as our guide, we set out to deliver their vision of a custom orangery-style sunroom with a dramatic glass roof centerpiece. This was part of a much larger renovation of the residence, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to bring our skills to bear on it.
The plans called for the construction of a new wood-framed orangery-style sunroom structure over an area measuring roughly 18’ x 22’. Adjacent to the terrace, the sunroom structure connects directly to the home’s gallery. A large glass skylight serves as the space’s centerpiece, allowing ample levels of natural sunlight to enter the area below. Cedar shingles serve as siding with painted wood trim selected to match the main structure of the residence.
Let’s take a closer look at the space’s construction:
An engineered drawing depicting the design of the glass roof element as seen from above.
This glass roof system will be the main attraction in the new space.
The milled mahogany is ready for assembly.
These materials will soon frame the centerpiece of a very special glass orangery.
Our mahogany framing conceals a steel structural system.
The introduction of concealed steel brings strength and durability while looking great.
The eave and sill assembly begins.
Section one is in the process of being loaded up.
Pre-assembled sections of the frame are transported to the job site, accelerating construction time.
The glass roof frame components are carefully placed atop the room’s frame.
The glass skylight roof system is in place and ready to receive glass.
Solarban 90 high performance insulated glass is installed.
An exterior view of the new orangery-style sunroom.
We’re almost ready to put the finishing touches on the brand new space.
Interior painting is underway.
A view of the completed interior.
The space is excellent for entertaining while providing views of the lush landscape.
Adjacent to the terrace, the room serves as a perfect access point to the backyard.
An exterior view of the completed custom glass enclosure.
With its unique orangery style, the glass structure is a gem in the owner’s beautiful property.
The completed exterior with an adjacent patio area, garden, and steps leading to the backyard.
Are you a professional in our industry seeking a team of glass structure and glass roof experts who have an affinity for design and the ability to deliver on time and on budget? Are you a homeowner looking for a company that can help you achieve a vision of natural sunlight flooding the rooms you, your family, and your friends spend time in?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, consider reaching out to Sunspace Design. We have over 35 years of experience bringing projects like this one to life in homes and commercial spaces throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. To reach us: submit your project details and goals via our contact form, send an email at email@example.com, or give us a call at 1-800-530-2505. We look forward to bringing a little more sun to your space.