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We were Featured By Forbes in a Video Series

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We are excited to announce we were featured in a video series by Forbes about small business! We had the honor of working with them to produce two videos.
Expert business consultant Alexandra Levit interviewed us and gave us invaluable business advice. Thank you to CanonUsa for sponsoring the series and to WeWork for recommending us and providing space to film!

Here is the first-

Managing Client Expectations

Second Video- 

How To Grow Your Small Business Without Outgrowing Yourself

It was such a great experience being able to share our work process and we hope you enjoy the videos!

South End Duplex: Project Under Construction

Today we are bringing you a job in progress which is located in Boston’s South End neighborhood. This is a duplex condo unit in a historic building with 12 foot ceilings and beautiful grand windows. The existing layout utilized an open loft concept with a separate Study. The lower level consisted of a Guest Bedroom, Guest Bath, and a Master Suite with walk-in Closet and en suite Bath. Our intention was for the duplex to feel more like a single family home rather than an apartment or loft. The Client is downsizing from a larger home and desired the feel of a town home in the middle of the city.

Here is the existing layout:

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Existing Upper Level

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Existing Lower Level

Although we originally designed an Upper Level complete with Powder Room and Walk-In Pantry, the Client wished to retain much of the existing layout. Our goal was to refine the existing open loft by creating a large “Great Room” with a paneled Piano Alcove. We also created a Foyer that opens to a renovated Main Stair. This Foyer presents a sense of arrival and becomes the transition between the Upper Level common spaces and the more private sleeping quarters on the Lower Level.

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Proposed Upper Level

The existing Master Suite on the Lower Level was excessively large and lacked privacy from the common Hall. Our plan incorporated an en suite Study/Nursery, a full Walk-In Closet, a larger Master Bath with double vanity, a work center concealed within cabinetry, and maximized storage space.

Except for a few aesthetic modifications, the layout of the Guest Bedroom remained the same. The Guest Bath was to be gutted and renovated with finishes consistent with the rest of the space.

 

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Proposed Lower Level

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Front Entry Foyer: Existing

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Front Entry Foyer: In Progress

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Kitchen and Dining Area: Before

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Kitchen and Dining Area: Before

By eliminating the dropped ceiling and the HVAC chase space, we maintained a consistent ceiling plane allowing the space to feel larger than it currently does. This allowed for increased storage space in the Kitchen as well.

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Kitchen/Dining: In Progress

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Kitchen/Dining: In Progress

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Living Room: Before

The original Study was opened up to allow for a larger living space. In this space now is a large cased opening with a Piano Alcove and hidden cabinetry behind paneled walls.

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Living Room: In Progress

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 Study: Before

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Study, now Piano Alcove with new cased opening: In Progress

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 Stair: Before

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Stairs: In Progress

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Master Bedroom: Before

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Master Bedroom: In Progress

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Guest Bedroom: Before

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Guest Bedroom: In Progress

We will update in the coming weeks to show you more progress and final completion of this project.

Beacon Hill: Gutting & Reframing

As we continue to track the process of construction of our Beacon Hill project, we will start today by sharing with you the gutting and reframing of the existing home. To see our before/after shots of this project for an overview of the work done please click here.

We quickly learned that the existing floors of the home were in disrepair. They were sloped in various directions and it would have been extremely difficult to guarantee proper installation of the elevator. The floors were removed, new joists were installed, and we were off and running.

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Excavation required for elevator pit.

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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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