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Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of these buildings forms a solid foundation for sustainable renovation.

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  The winding stairwell runs from the ground-floor offices all the way to the top of the house, creating an airshaft for natural ventilation and passive cooling.  Photo by Jason Lee.
    The winding stairwell runs from the ground-floor offices all the way to the top of the house, creating an airshaft for natural ventilation and passive cooling. Photo by Jason Lee.
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  The ground floor office, where irregularly white-ash wood panels, sourced from Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative, line the walls.  Photo by Jason Lee.
    The ground floor office, where irregularly white-ash wood panels, sourced from Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative, line the walls. Photo by Jason Lee.
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  After removing two small kitchens from the original building, the home’s new kitchen dominates the second floor, opening onto the living area. Fixtures in the kitchen include 14 Series pendants by Omer Arbel for Bocci, and Charles Ghost stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell.  Photo by Jason Lee.
    After removing two small kitchens from the original building, the home’s new kitchen dominates the second floor, opening onto the living area. Fixtures in the kitchen include 14 Series pendants by Omer Arbel for Bocci, and Charles Ghost stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Photo by Jason Lee.

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