Brian & Kerry's Brewery Loft

House Tour

Name: Brian & Kerry Grabowski
Location: Jamaica Plain — Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 4.5 — owned

Entering Brian & Kerry's loft, the first thing you see is the courtyard. It's hard to miss an entire wall of windows that reaches up to the 18-foot ceilings. "In the winter, it's like living in a snow globe," Brian reminisces, "...when it actually snows." Which is not the case on the day I visit, another unusually warm Saturday in New England. The effect, however, is still impressive. What the loft lacks in square footage, it makes up for in light.

Brian & Kerry were the first to move into the building, shortly after the conversion from an old brewery into condos. Although the space was quite basic, almost sterile, they fell in love with it instantly and put in an offer that day. 4 years later, the renovation is complete and the pair couldn't be happier.

With so much glass, industrial elements, and their modern aesthetic, the space could have easily felt cold and unwelcoming, but it doesn't. If it ever snows, I'll take a mug of cocoa and a front row seat to the snow globe any time they'll have me.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Minimal industrial modern

Inspiration: Clean lines

Favorite Element: Tall ceilings

Biggest Challenge: Glass wall

What Friends Say: You've utilized making a small space feel so spacious

Biggest Embarrassment: Our bitchy cat

Proudest DIY: Island countertop

Biggest Indulgence: Antique Venetian glass bowl

Best Advice: Embrace your space

Dream Sources: Marmol Radziner furniture, Lumens.com, Method homes, Nood design, Wetstyle, Bartel

Resources of Note:

PAINT & COLORS

    • Benjamin Moore: Whale Grey, Smoked Oyster, Silhouette

ENTRY

    • Closet: Ikea
    • Custom iron and glass chandelier

LIVING ROOM

    • Couch: Ikea
    • Art: Zane Turner
    • Wallpaper: Graham & Brown

DINING ROOM

    • Table and chairs: CB2
    • Antique Venetian glass bowl
    • Lighting: Z Gallerie
    • Shelving: West Elm

KITCHEN

    • Faucet and sink: Kohler
    • Appliances: energy efficient GE
    • Hand dyed butcher block island

BEDROOM

    • Floors: Cherry
    • Bed: West Elm
    • Hand painted rails
    • Modular open shelving closet system

BATHROOM

    • Fixtures: Kohler and Toto

THROUGHOUT

    • Buffed and sealed concrete floors
    • Ceiling fans: DWR
    • Paint and wallpaper by Colortheoryboston
    • Ecletic art (some by Brian!)

Thanks, Brian & Kerry!

Images: Tara Bellucci

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