The Johnson-Thompson House: A 300-Year-Old Home Adapts to a Modern Family of Seven

Johnson-Thompson House

via Cummings Architects

Living in the oldest home in Winchester, Massachusetts sure has its charms. But with a blended family of seven, Craig and Kate Carswell knew the charm of a 1750 home wasn’t going to sustain their lifestyle for long.

As the home had only one full bathroom, their kids would often run to the barn in the mornings and use the outdoor shower to make it to school on time. “I’m sure our neighbors saw lots of naked boys in towels running across the backyard,” Kate says. On top of maintenance and upgrades, the Carswells desperately needed more room. Click HERE to read more about this beautifully executed, historically sensitive renovation of the Johnson-Thompson House.

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