JSA was called upon to create an addition to this historic manor house originally built as a summer “cottage” by a well-heeled Boston-based entrepreneur. Although the hall was being used for classrooms and conferences, it was not large enough to accommodate large functions. The client requested that we double the size of the ballroom and completely renovate the interior without compromising the building’s classical fabric and elegant style. Tupper Hall also serves as a focal point for Endicott’s graduate studies programs. The design team examined Newport’s mansions and grand architectural icons of this era and designed a conservatory topped by an octagonal lantern clerestory. Using classical details such as French doors, crown and dentil molding, acanthus leaf brackets and arching transoms, we created the illusion that the conservatory was original to the home and met the client’s need to double the space of the ballroom. The space flows outside onto the landscaped flagstone terrace and captures the breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline from a rocky cliff over the Atlantic Ocean.