Carter House

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Carter house is the third-from-the-left of the four houses in the Greylock Quad.


All five buildings in the Greylock Quad were designed by The Architects Collaborative, and were built in 1965. The building's main elements are brick, slate, and wood.


All the rooms are singles and share the same design. End rooms in the A and C entries are about four feet longer than other rooms.

Each room has two plaster walls, one brick wall, and one wall that is just one big window (see below). There is an open closet, i.e. without doors, with a shelf on top. Opposite the closet is a chest of drawers with a mirror above it. There is also a desk and chair, a small bookcase, and a bed. There is one ceiling light in the middle of the room attached to the wall switch, and one light above the bed.

Carter is composed of suites, where six students share a hallway closet and a bathroom with one toilet, one shower, and two sinks. Common rooms connect the A and B entries and the B and C entries. Common rooms usually have two couches, a coffee table, and metal countertop.

On the first floor, Carter residents share a tv lounge with couches, a poorly-stocked but serviceable kitchen, and a living room with a fireplace. Laundry facilities are in the basement.

The windows

The window has thick curtains, which keep out a lot of the cold, and the heater for the room is under the window. (An inhabitant of Carter controls his own room's heat.) The window is composed of one large window in the middle, and two smaller windows on each side, the lower of which can be opened for circulation. If you take the screen out, it is possible to get in through this window.

Rearrranging your room

When you first enter the room, the bed will be against the wall with the closet, and the desk will be against the wall with the dresser. A good way to reorganize the furniture is to put the desk where the bed is, under the light, and put the bed against the window. In this arrangement, it would be theoretically possible to put in a chair where the bed used to be.


Mostly juniors live in Carter. Occasionally seniors who want to live together will pick in also. The sophomores living in Carter are often those who were not able to get into Mission with the rest of their class.