The original trim, seen here around a bow-front window in the living room, is large and stately.
Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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As I walked into my condo for the first time 18 months ago, I immediately noticed the trim. The apartment was still a rental unit at the time and the original woodwork was in desperate need of fresh paint. But even in this chipped and dirty state, the window and door casing was really impressive. At almost six inches wide it was big and bold, with an inset linear design meant to evoke classical Greek columns. Although the rest of the apartment was pretty run-down, the window and door casing gave the place an air of stately luxury, and it ran around the windows and doors everywhere in the apartment. Everywhere, that is, except for the kitchen.