Contemporary three-storey residence designed in 2013 by Ruhl Walker Architects situated in Boston, Maine, United States.
Description by Ruhl Walker Architects Upon getting into the normal lobby and customary corridor of this nineteenth century row home, replete with painted wainscoting, elliptical staircase and turned newels, one may anticipate to see a typical suite of darkish Victorian rooms. Instead, the entrance door opens into a 3-story atrium with daylight filling the area from a big skylight above. A customized stay-edge walnut eating desk with sling-again leather-based chairs and a lacquered banquette anchors the middle of the area, and the room opens to a gleaming kitchen and trendy front room on both aspect. Where there was partitions, the area now flows uninterrupted from the entrance to the rear of the constructing. A wall of grey schist stone tile equally unites the area prime to backside. One flooring up, a clear glass bridge spans throughout the atrium, connecting two bed room suites, and permitting mild to penetrate right down to the entry degree whereas offering unrestricted views throughout the condo. Located on the core of the constructing, white Carrara tile and contrasting koto wooden veneer make the en suite loos look shiny and alluring. On the highest degree, a house workplace, with a customized metal and wooden desk, now opens onto a personal studying terrace in a brand new dormer, and overlooks the atrium and entry from above. Across the atrium is a media room, a visitor toilet and stairs to a renovated roof deck. The rooftop, with its chrome steel kitchenette, affords 360-diploma views of the town, and an all-climate TV and infrared heater makes the constructed-in cedar banquette the right place to loosen up with associates a lot of the yr. Warm and tactile supplies and ample pure mild soften the house’s trendy aesthetic. Matte white lacquered cabinetry and a smooth reconstituted grey wooden veneer complement the white Carrara kitchen island and chrome steel prep counters. Custom-stained oak flooring and chrome steel and wooden railings unite the widespread areas of the condo. The clear-lined furnishings, upholstered in sensible but luxe materials, permit extra whimsical items – Naoto Fukasawa’s “Papilio” wing chairs with dressmaker zippered backs, and two Tom Everhart “Peanuts” lithographs – to face out. The general impact is each soothing and uplifting – an ideal respite on the finish of a busy day within the metropolis.
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