Roof Deck, Reimagined: Decking Out a Back Bay Duplex
Underutilized outdoor space is a good problem to have. But itâ€™s not always easy to see its potential. With that in mind, we asked local landscape designerÂ Matthew CunninghamÂ how he would trick out the decks of this $5.5 million Back Bay duplex on the market.
The Problem:Â This 3,280-square-foot duplex has two roof decks: a smaller space for casual al fresco entertaining, and a larger one with skyline and Charles River views. But a generic dining set just doesnâ€™t cut it.
The Solution:Â Cunninghamâ€™s proposal (below) features sectional seating to invite conversation, as well as low planters and colorful accents that keep the views front and center.
1.Â Frank Ligthart â€śLoungeâ€ť aluminum sectional, starting at $2,845, Showroom.
2. Fast â€śForestâ€ť die-cast aluminum armchair, $833, Janus et Cie.
3. Domani â€śHzfrâ€ť zinc fountain, $3,500, Winston Flowers & Garden.
4. Ipe decking, starting at about $10 per foot, Ipe Decking Boston.
5. â€śRadice Quadraâ€ť powder-coated-aluminum round table, $3,750, Janus et Cie.
6. Domani â€śHzrehâ€ť zinc pot, starting at $600, Winston Flowers & Garden.
259 Marlborough St., Apt. 7, Boston
Listing Agent:Â Kevin Caulfield,Coldwell Banker, 617-266-4430
Listing Price:Â $5,500,000
Stats:Â Three bedrooms, three and a half baths, two private outdoor spaces, private elevator
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/fashion-style/article/2014/02/25/back-bay-duplex-roof-deck/