Morehouse MacDonald Wins Two PRISM Awards

Last Friday, we attended the PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) Awards banquet presented by the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The room was packed with industry leaders as these awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, and other professionals in the home building industry.

As Ed Harding, co-anchor for the NewsCenter 5 early evening and late newscasts and this year’s PRISM award master of ceremonies, introduced the “Best Detached Home over 8,000 Square Feet” we sat with excited anticipation. We were surprised and honored when we heard our name – twice – as we “swept the category”– winning both the silver and gold awards!

The Gold Award recognizes The Wellesley Country house project. This project started with our clients asking us to assess a lot with an existing home and provide sound advice if it could be renovated to fit the family’s needs. The existing home had no relationship within its existing context nor did it possess a massing we could work with. It was decided the home would be demolished. When it came time to design, the family told us that they already had a shingle-style vacation home and did not want another. In turn, we designed a stone and stucco home utilizing tools born of the Art and Crafts movement.

The Captain’s House was also an exciting project and received the silver award. Our Boston-based clients were frequent childhood visitors of the Cape and envisioned a very specific Captain’s House to own and keep in their family for future generations.
We partnered with C.H. Newton to execute this three-story, 12,500 square ft., shingle-style Captain’s House, located near Craigville Beach. The home was built to have graduated levels of decks to bring the house up and away from the water without compromising views or style. The interior was meant to feel whimsical while also reflecting the surrounding beauty of Cape Cod. We, therefore, incorporated custom woodwork throughout the first floor, from the one-of-a-kind mahogany front door to rich, hand-scraped, wide-plank walnut and teak flooring.

These projects were amazing to work on and we are so humbled to be recognized by this prestigious association. However, it is also important to recognize the design professionals we collaborated with on these projects, without whom our success would not be possible.


Wellesley Country House

Architect: John S. MacDonald

Project Manager: Gregory E. Graham

General Contractor: The Lagasse Group

Interior Designer: James Radin

Landscape Architect: Gregory Lombardi Design


Captain’s House

Architect:  John S. MacDonald

Project Manager: Corey R. MacPherson

General Contractor: C.H. Newton Builders

Landscape Architect: Horiuchi/Solien Landscape Architects

Check out these homes on our website: Wellesley Country Home and  Captain’s House.