Wellesley, MA

Designed by its first owner, architect Nathaniel Perry Tufts in 1930, the Tufts house is a well-preserved early example of the Colonial Revival architectural style in Wellesley. The Tufts House is also one of the early buildings in town from the architectural office of Royal Barry Wills. This firm played a significant role in the development of the residential character of Wellesley and spread in popularity nation-wide.

Occupied and maintained for all of its nearly 80 years by two generations of the Tufts family, the Tufts House today is an architectural gem in itself, and a building of considerable significance in the residential development of Wellesley. In 2010 The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) unanimously approved the creation of two proposed Single Building Local Historic Districts: the “Methodist Meeting House Historic District,” and the “Tufts House Historic District.”

The Town and the Massachusetts Historical Commission urge that this building, with its connections to the development of the town, be preserved for the benefit of current and future residents of Wellesley.

KMA is deeply honored to work with the homeowners to expand, enhance, and preserve the historic legacy of this treasured home.

We HIGHLY recommend Keri! From the start, she brought wonderful ideas and professionalism to the project. Our house was built in 1931, is in a historic district, and hadn’t been updated since the 1970s. Keri gave us a few different floor plan options at the start and then weaved our favorite aspects of each into a floor plan that we’re super excited about and will work well for our family’s needs.


Year Completed

1600 SF

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With the historic nature of our house, Keri was able to seamlessly tie in the new features to the old. We’re confident that the original architect would approve of her designs. She also designed a carriage house that looks as if the original architect envisioned it. Keri was very helpful during the local board meetings we attended, and board members complimented her on her design.