Design Category: Urban
Material Witness, Fall 2008
Designer Frank Roop draws on his many years in the fashion industry to dress up his own 1860 brownstone in the Back Bay. The interior features an extraordinary mix of vintage pieces enhanced by suede trim accents, reams of jewel-toned velvets, and iridescent touches.
Designer: Frank Roop Design + Interiors
Contractor: T.H. Smith Building and Remodeling
Photographs: Eric Roth
Above and Beyond, Spring 2009
Local designer Meichi Peng morphed this duplex in the old Boston Transit Building into a Zen-like space where her minimalist approach and flawless attention to detail complements the unit’s incomparable city views. Copious built-ins and a deep, rich palette add to the sense of completeness and calm.
Designer: Meichi Peng
Contractor: B&D Building and Remodeling
Photographer: Kent Dayton
Victorian Beauty, Summer 2013
A gorgeous belle époque townhouse in the Fenway gets a second chance through gracious renovations that returned it back into a single-family manse. Contemporary artwork meets heirloom furnishings, giving each room a sense of playful along with the classic; a modern Poggenpohl kitchen completes the look.
Kitchen Design: Poggenpohl
Contractor: Hynes Construction
Masonry: J.A. Masonry
Photographs: Michael J. Lee
Row House Revival, Summer 2009
Thanks to two dedicated homeowners, an 1820s Beacon Hill gem shines once again. While renovating, the pair sought advice on everything from materials to mechanics. Now the home, with its fully recessed, infinity-edge, heated rooftop pool, interior elevator, and sumptuous detail, undoubtedly boasts as much grandeur as the original.
Architect: Kunz Associates
Developer/Designer: PEG Properties
Appliances: Poirier Sales & Service
Plumbing Fixtures: Waterworks
Tile: Discover Tile
Windows: Boston Sash & Millwork
Photographs: Bob O’Connor