North Andover, MA 2009
  • Dewing Schmid Architects
  • Charles Mayer

Edgewood is a lifecare community located on a former New England dairy farm. With rolling topography, open fields and surrounding woodland, the site offers a rich and diverse canvas for independent senior living. The proposed free-standing homes are an expression of the surrounding historic buildings and vernacular architecture. The community is organized in response to the pattern of existing barns and agrarian outbuildings. The homes are sited to gain views toward the open fields, meadows and existing woodland groves. Site stormwater is diverted into a garden planted with native grasses and shrubs. The project has become an innovative model for future development and the creative re-use of farm land in this region.