Hopkinton, MA – GRLA has completed the renovations to the historic Terry Farmhouse at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA).
The exterior has been completely updated with new siding, trim, windows, painting and a new roof. To bring the north elevation back to its original window configuration, an exterior stairway was relocated to the rear of the building and additional windows were added to provide extensive natural light to both floors.
The farmhouse is home to art and music instruction with a ceramics studio that needed updates to better accommodate its classes. The first-floor space was completely opened up to allow for a larger ceramics studio while the renovated second floor has additional music instruction rooms with improved soundproofing, access, and all new finishes and all new LED lighting. Substantial structural reinforcement was required once the building was opened up.
The HCA team worked closely with the two contractors on the project, Mill City Construction and APC Development, to complete the project and address all the historic requirements from the Hopkinton Community Preservation Commission who provided substantial funding for the project and the Hopkinton Historic Commission.