Joan Goody's Beacon Hill Loft

Joan Goody's Beacon Hill Loft

Ronee Saroff
Mar 22, 2010

This month's Design New England features the Beacon Hill loft of celebrated architect Joan Goody, who died last September at the age of 73. Known primarily for her civic works, including the restoration of Boston's Trinity Church, Goody's style represents that peculiarly Boston blend of forward-thinking with a respect for tradition and an emphasis on usability.

The article provides a window into the architect's private life and design philosophy through the home she shared with her two husbands, architect Marvin Goody and poet Peter Davison. Where she and Goody transformed the top two floors of the former carriage house into an airy loft-like space with a clearly modernist stamp, Davison added a layer of classicism and history. Still adorned with personal notes, photos, and other memorabilia, the house — currently vacant and on the market — is a fascinating snapshot of the life and times of three pioneering and influential Bostonians.

Read the full article, Design Focus: Joan Goody, at Design New England.

Images: Peter Vanderwarker

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