A Spacious Addition Gives This Sudbury Home Extra Entertaining Space

A Sudbury couple’s knockout addition brings the party home.

Design and build by Leslie Saul & Associates. Decorative Painting by Arteriors. Woodworking by Herrick & White. / Photo by Matt Delphenich

The Problem

A married couple loved inviting friends and family over for weekly Sunday-night dinners, but their Colonial lacked the space to properly wine and dine their nearly two dozen guests.

The Solution

“I said, ‘What if we added a big entertainment space, like a pavilion?’” recalls architect and interior designer Leslie Saul, president and founder of Cambridge’s Leslie Saul & Associates. With the homeowners’ blessing, Saul and designer Monique Jankowski began work on a 1,233-square-foot addition just off the kitchen. Now a small room with a coffee station leads to a bright and airy entertaining space featuring several congregation zones: Guests can watch the big game on one of three TVs at the bar, which features a copper-hued tile backsplash from Ann Sacks; pull up a Janus et Cie chair at the dining table; kick back on the curved Roche Bobois sofa; or relax in the “conversation pit,” located in the far corner close to a fireplace plastered with American clay. “The whole concept—this really big room that has four or five different activities going on—works so well,” Saul says.