Nancy & Bill's Pop Loft

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Name: Nancy & Bill
Location: South End — Boston, Massachusetts

Nearly 10 years ago, Nancy and Bill bought one of the first new construction lofts in all of Boston. Though it was little more than concrete floors and steel beams, they were excited to have a blank canvas to truly show off their personalities.

One of Nancy's favorite things about the space is the angled support beams in the living area. What could easily be an eyesore became a way to carve rooms out of this massive open space. They subtly repeated the structural divides with the curved drop ceiling over the bar area. The 25-foot kitchen island is what they dreamed of when they started building out the space. They love to cook and host parties, and the island provides ample space to prep, serve and even seat 8! There's lighted storage underneath for all those serving platters, too.

Nancy and Bill love bright, bold colors and modern lines with healthy dose of pop art whimsy. Nancy's little climbing men on the kitchen cabinets make her smile — even before the morning coffee. Coming home is fun; she hang's her purse on a man-hand, flips on the soup can pendants over the island, and relaxes on the sofa with a martini amongst the olive throw pillows. They both admit that the bathrooms are a bit extravagant — nearing the point of ridiculous — though they readily admit that the jetted tub with built-in entertainment system definitely has its benefits!

The building is home to a number of talented artists (there's even a gallery on the street level), and many of the art and sculptures are pieces by the neighbors. With the expansion of the neighborhood and the addition of more artists' space, Nancy and Bill love touring the open market and studios for new inspiration.

Thanks Bill & Nancy!

-Tara

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