House Tour: Anne & Todd's "Gropius Meets Victorian" Condo

House Tour: Anne & Todd's "Gropius Meets Victorian" Condo

Kyle Freeman
Nov 28, 2008

Name: Anne Barrett and Todd Dundon, architects and owners of 30E Design
Location: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Size: 1600 sq/ft 2 floor condo
Years lived in: 4

It wasn't long ago that we brought you into the unforgettable condo of Hannah Barrett and Laurel Sparks. We promised that we'd deliver you part 2 of this tour: the unit upstairs from Hannah and Laurel, designed and occupied by architects Anne Barrett and Todd Dundon. (Hannah and Anne are sisters; phenomenally creative and gifted ones, at that.) Anne and Todd, owners of 30e, a successful architecture and furniture design firm, infused their 2 story condo with a fabulous combination of modernity and reverence for the home's history...

When we photographed Anne and Todd's condo, we practically had to peel ourselves away because everywhere we turned there was another inspiring angle or detail we wanted to capture. (Suffice to say, it was very difficult to whittle the photos down to the 31 you'll see in the slideshow!)

Our favorite elements: The combination of dark wood floors and light, airy furnishings and decor; the ingenious screen divider made of vinyl records; the orange accent column/closet in the center of the open floor plan; the blending of vintage and modern furnishings, artwork, and decorations with the beautiful, classical elements of the condo like the crown molding and stunning staircase. Did we mention the fabulous artwork? (mostly by Anne's sister Hannah and Hannah's partner Laurel).

So if you're looking for some dreamy inspiration, come inside to Anne and Todd's condo! (For more details about Anne and Todd's condo and the great backstory about their long distance gut renovation, check out this Boston Globe Magazine article.)

AT SURVEY

Style: Gropius meets victorian New England.

Inspiration: What would Mies do?(Mies Van de Rohe, architect famous for reiterating "god is in the details".

Favorite Element: Abundant natural light.

Biggest Challenge: Designing and overseeing construction from 3000 miles away.

What Friends Say: Best bar in town.

Biggest Embarrassment: Hanging our laundry on the deck to dry and having to retrieve our unmentionables from the yard next door.

Proudest DIY: Hanging screen divider made of old vinyl LPs.

Biggest Indulgence: Sliding glass doors in kitchen to bring the outdoors in.

Best advice: Get an architect!

Dream Source: 30E Design (shameless plug!) and everything Los Angeles.

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