Tag: architecture

Beacon Hill Residence: Before/After

One of our recently completed projects is a 6 level 6,000 square ft brick row house located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. When we initially walked through the house with the development team, we immediately saw its potential as a residence for a growing family.

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Silk and the Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson

Today we are continuing with our mini-series about fabrics to discuss silk. What are the best uses for silk and how does one care for it? For a little background, silk, similar to linen, is one of the oldest natural textiles around with use dating back to 3500 B.C. It was first developed in China and came into great demand as a luxury item because of its beautiful luster and shine.

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Energetic zebra print by Jim Thompson’s Thai Silk Trading Co., Ltd

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Weston Residence

This existing colonial house in Weston, MA sits on an amazing lot. We were asked to present a design proposal for the Kitchen/Family Room, a possible addition for a Breakfast Room, and explore other ways to increase the level of detail throughout the entire First Floor.  Our clients desired a casual yet sophisticated home and felt as if the Kitchen, Family Room, and  Screened Porch were an entirely different entity than the rest of the house, which included a Music Room, Living Room, Main Foyer and Library.  Sadly, these rooms were not currently being used on an everyday basis.

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Beacon Hill Renovation Post #1

Follow along with us each week as we bring you the transformation of this Beacon Hill townhouse!

We want to bring to you the progress of our Hancock Street renovation project.  This single-family row house, set within the historic and picturesque neighborhood of Beacon Hill, has shown its true potential from the beginning.  Although the building needed to be completely gutted, floors and all, our proposed design of each level emulates a classic style with a grand yet functional approach.  This project is set for completion in early 2014 and will feature 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms (including floor through Master Suite w/ Dressing Hall, large walk-in closets, and adjacent Study), 3 half baths, 2 bars, an Elevator, Entertainment Loft w/ Powder Room and Bar, Au Pair Suite, terraced garden w/ pergola and bluestone seating area, and much more.  We hope to create the idyllic setting for this Beacon Hill home, inside and out, reminiscent of its past yet enduring for its future.

 

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