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Converted carriage house gets a refresh in Massachusetts

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A carriage house has been completely transformed by interior designer and owner Melissa Miranda, located in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. Built in the late 1800’s, this was once a Victorian carriage house that was renovated several years ago, reviving the structure into a beautiful home. Residing in this 2,400 square foot, two bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom family home is Miranda, her husband and her 10-year-old son as well as their three cats. The designer’s husband is a builder and what started off as an addition to the home inspired a whole house re-decorating project. The addition is a beautiful conservatory (which was once a deck), inspired by the designer’s fond memories of her childhood growing up in London where her family enjoyed breakfast in a conservatory. The interior design scheme embraces a mix of styles from Bohemian to mid-century modern and splashes of Scandinavian, fun, fresh and invigorating.

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Since the winters are long and cold, the designer wanted to infuse light and casualness into the spaces, adding plants to bring nature inside. The whole has has been painted in Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore to keep the home feeling airy and bright. Maple wood flooring covers the main living spaces of the home, while an area rug in the living room adds warmth and texture.

Check out some other carriage house home tours featured in the past here on 1 Kindesign:

Renovation of old Carriage House in San Francisco

Stunning Upper East Side Carriage House

Carriage House Renovation in historic Blagden Alley

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What We Love:  The conservatory is definately our favorite feature on this home tour, it is bright and sunny and would make a fabulous spot to start your day.

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Interesting Fact: The kitchen was once three horse stables that had copper trays below them for urine collection.

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The narrow staircase is preserved from the original carriage house, with steel rails incorporated into the design so they can be removed to accommodate large furniture pieces to be taken upstairs.

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In the conservatory, operable skylights brings not only plenty of light but natural ventilation. The tile flooring is inspired by the designer’s last trip to Barcelona and radiant floor heating keeps the tile warm during the long, cold winters. Plants are found in abundance, adding life, color and air purification into the space. The family spend a lot of time in this room, enjoying breakfast, lunch and diner.

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Photos: Courtesy of Melissa Miranda Interior Design

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