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Jan Gleysteen Architects

888 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 431-0080
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Jan Gleysteen Architects
Jan Gleysteen, Principal

Jan Gleysteen Architect began in New York City in association with Chao-Ming Wu Architect in 1989. In 1991 Jan moved to Wellesley, MA and in 1993 established Jan Gleysteen Architects as a high-end residential firm with a focus on classic New England architecture and 21st century craftsmanship.

Jan Gleysteen Architects design fine custom homes, additions and renovations in classical architectural styles unique to historic New England. Their architecture is based on the scale of the human form through curved shapes, well-proportioned spaces, and appropriately refined details. Their clients enjoy floor plans that flow smoothly and function with today’s technology. They design the kitchen as the “heart of the home” and mudrooms that are the practical “front entry” used every day. Exteriors are carefully conceived for appealing scope with rooflines that are sensitively fitted to the landscape.  

In 2009 the firm’s first sustainable house in Massachussetts received the prestigious LEED for Homes GOLD Certification from the United States Green Building Council and was presented at the spring Residential Design Convention in Boston.

“We believe that our finely designed homes will truly enhance our clients’ lives with comfort, beauty and harmony that is in balance with their surroundings.”

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Boston Design Guide's top Instagram posts from September 2017 Did you favorites make our top 10 list? Follow us @bostondesignguide and tag us in your home design photos for a repost! 10 A dose of fine symmetry... even though we've made it through this week's halfway pointShutters by Timberlane Shutters; Architecture by Daniel Contelmo Architects 9 In the hands of Jan Gleysteen Architects, a...
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The New Classics: Cliffside In the hands of Jan Gleysteen Architects, a somewhat underwhelming oceanfront home built in the 1980s in New Seabury became an instant classic with a twist. The original shingle gable structure was functional but lacked focus and didn’t showcase the property’s extraordinary views to the extent that it could. An exterior modification, addition and renovation gave the...
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A preview of BDG's top Instragram posts for the month of August 2017. Follow us @bostondesignguide for your daily dose of design. Tag us in your posts to be featured #BostonDesignGuide #10 Not a bad Monday...Builder: Cataldo Custom Builders #9 Winning in white.Kitchen by Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center #8 This stunning stone home takes a unique approach by mixing black shutters on the...

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