Nestled in a tight row of houses in the city’s Oakdale District sits an architectural anomaly. Covered entirely with black siding, and featuring no forward-facing windows, the small Victorian home has become a source of wonderment for passersby.
At first glance, the 850-square-foot, two-story house is unsettling and inefficient by appearance. However, a deeper look into the home itself and the mind behind it unveils artist and designer Kevin MacDonald’s knack for design innovation and eye for detail.
Once in shambles, the home has become a pet project for MacDonald, an artist specializing in modern high-end design architecture who spent the majority of his career in New York City and Los Angeles building furniture, homes and fine interiors. Eight years ago, he moved to western Massachusetts from New York, attracted to the artist community and architecture of the region.
“I am not in this to be status quo,” MacDonald remarks