A young couple starting a family in the city purchased this two story loft in Boston's Historic South End. The building was designed by architect David Hacin, though the unit interior was developed by the original owner.
ZED is working to transform the space, creating a fresh new look and greatly increasing its functionality to accommodate an expanding family within an urban setting.
The addition of interior transoms from both the common corridor and the living space will readily admit 'borrowed' daylight into previously dark spaces. The entry area will be transformed into an 'urban mudroom' with ample storage and small workspace.
The proposed master bath reconfiguration opens up the space by pairing the shower and a new freestanding tub. The result is a welcoming space with an appealing aesthetic.
The goal for the open living space was to add texture, scale and function. The kitchen will be renovated and reconfigured for increased utility, relying on new energy efficient appliances. A walnut ceiling element adds much needed warmth, scale, and lighting to the living space with twenty foot ceiling. The fireplace area has been re-envisioned for improved aesthetics, scale, and proportions. The former clutter-prone open shelves will be converted into clean, functional cabinets, paired with a floor to ceiling stone element, adding warmth and texture. The two remaining walls of the space will be treated with grass cloth and white wood paneling.
Collectively, the changes to the loft provide considerable improvement of overall ambiance, aesthetic, and functionality for the new owners to enjoy.