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Jan Gleysteen Architects Appears in the Boston Globe

Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc.

(Photo in Boston Globe: “Columns and rounded room entrances present this home as both formal and playful.” Photography: Richard Madelkorn)

Jan Gleysteen of Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. is admired in the Boston Globe for his architectural expertise provided in a Wellesley home. Globe Correspondent, Jaci Conry, explains how Gleysteen created detail with millwork, rounded openings between rooms, and varied ceiling treatments throughout the space.

The entryway is equipped with columns, curved beams and oversized arches that draw the guests to the dining room and front stairs hall.

“The woodwork has been upgraded from a normal door casing and straight beams – which would have felt stiff – to this combination of columns and curved elements, which has some formality paired with a more playful treatment,” Gleysteen says.

Gleysteen emphasizes the informality of the space by increasing the scaling the millwork and adding an expansive curved opening. The oversize casings above the windows are 6 inches high while the rest of the house casings are 4.5 inches – compared to the 3.5 inches a standard home would provide.

The cathedral ceiling is painted a light shade of the “robin’s egg blue” which was commonly used for porches in the 19th century. Gleysteen expresses, “the bead board was used to make the breakfast room feel like a special space, almost as if you are in an outdoor gazebo.”


Photo in Boston Globe. Photography: Richard Madelkorn

Photo in Boston Globe. Photography: Richard Madelkorn

See the full article, by Jaci Conry, in the Boston Globe.

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