House of Hope | Bonenfant Place

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Davis Square Architects teamed up with House of Hope on Bonenfant Place, the transformation and addition to the former Horn Home in Lowell, MA, a beautiful Italianate building constructed in 1840 that served as a rest home for the aged since 1928. The scope includes renovations to the 1840 home, plus a new addition. The design challenge was to preserve and enhance the historic structure and details, while creating a new building that would be able to blend into the existing context. This exciting project houses 17 formerly-homeless families and a resident manager, and House of Hope now has the capacity to serve 58 families in shelter and 39 families in permanent housing.