Photo by Eric Roth
Lead architect Matthew Cummings specializes in restoring historic homes to contemporary grandeur. Where most people would suggest a teardown, Cummings sees potential in renovating antique beauties, forming expansive living spaces that are fresh for modern living. That could involve converting an attached barn into a living room, for instance, or subtly integrating solar panels on a roof. His meticulous efforts have won five national Chrysalis awards since 2014 for partial and whole home renovations, a credit to his blend of respect for the past and fulfilling clients’ wishes.
87 Central St., Ipswich, 978-356-5026, cummingsarchitects.com