Laserfiche WebLink
ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> Part of Five Fields, a community of contemporary houses designed and developed <br /> by The Architects Collaborative (TAC) of Cambridge, this house, with its vertical <br /> siding and pitched roof could be considered TAC's version of ranch style. It was <br /> designed for steeply sloping sites: the lower level is below grade at the front of <br /> the house but at ground level at the rear. The upper level has a living/dining/ <br /> kitchen area as well as some bedrooms; the lower level has additional bedrooms, a <br /> playroom, furnace room, and storage space. This particular house was inventoried <br /> because it is one of the few in Five Fields that has not been modified by an <br /> addition. <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state <br /> history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) <br /> This house is one of the original models offered by The Architects <br /> Collaborative (TAC) and the one most commonly built in Five Fields (see Five Fields <br /> area form) . Other examples are at 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 12 Field Road; 10, 16, 18, <br /> 20, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 31, 34, and 37 Barberry Road; and 524, 542, and 552 Concord <br /> Avenue. Depending on the overall length, this house could be built with two, three, <br /> or four bedrooms on the upper level -- known as Type A, B, or C, respectively. It <br /> could also be built with one. story or two, in the latter case known respectively as <br /> Type .Al, Bl, or Cl. Most of the houses have subsequently been added to and some, <br /> especially 29 Barberry Road, altered almost beyond recognition of the original <br /> house form. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> House and Home, August 1952, pp. 88-92. <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />