Modern Townhouse

Modern Townhouse

This brick townhouse in the Back Bay was converted from a multi-unit apartment building to a single family house. The exterior of this 1873 Back bay row house was carefully restored, while the interior was transformed into a light-filled contemporary living space.
The scope of renovations included underpinning the party walls to create a habitable basement living space, a new ground water conservation system, extensive masonry repairs, and entirely new interior structure to accommodate a steel and open web truss system an elevator, green roof and roof deck, new slate roof and copper details, and new TDL windows (following archive photographic documents).

On the interior, a skylight brings light through the house to the double height living area on the first floor; a second skylight illuminates a slot between the stair and the exposed masonry party wall. The selected material are simple and durable; paint grade finishes in a range of whites and grays, with rift oak floors, and antique oak elements.

The program also included a hidden door in a bookcase to a climbing room, and karaoke room in the basement, just past the storage for 5 paddle boards and 10 bikes.

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