Steinert House Cambridge, MA
Steinert House Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Modern Restored

We are pleased to be part of the team trusted to see this remarkable residence into a new era. Designed for members of the Steinert family of piano dealers, the house is the work of F. Frederick Bruck (1921–1997). Bruck, a German émigré, studied at Harvard with Walter Gropius and established his own practice in Cambridge.

One of Architectural Record's “Record Houses” of 1965, the Steinert House stands discreetly among more traditional West Cambridge homes. Stepping down with the slope of the site, dark gray brick walls establish the composition, while extensive glass connects the interior to nature. Expansive, high-ceilinged living spaces move one to the next on the main floor, with views into each other and onto the yard and gardens. Flavin's work touches every corner of the residence, updating it to meet the needs of our clients, a young family.

Innovative in its day, the home's original heating and cooling systems will be upgraded, improving efficiency and reducing climate impact. Our work will also clarify the flow between spaces, addressing older renovations that obscure Brock’s design intent, and restoring key details, such as the grand, sky-lit entry foyer. Improvements to the site include the addition of a large lap pool and cabana, as well as a roof terrace that provides unmatched views of the lush property and neighborhood beyond.

Credits

General Contractor

Brookes + Hill Custom Builders

Landscape Architect

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

Civil Engineer

Columbia Design Group

Structural Engineer

Siegel Structural Engineers

Mechanical Engineer

TE2 Engineering

Lighting Design

Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting

Technology Design

System7

Audio Visual

Rosati Acoustics + Multimedia

Windows + Doors

Keller Minimal Windows