BPC Architecture Location: North End, Boston, Massachusetts Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 Years
These two Nantucket architects — each with different needs but similar tastes — decided to create an urban getaway for their families. The result is an 800 square foot shared apartment that could either be a play space for three small children or a setting for drinks in the city. Living on Nantucket year-round in larger dwellings made the experience in contrast — of style, context, and scale — enriching, allowing each to appreciate both the city and island environments even more. The North End has always been one of the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods and paring that environment with a clean, contemporary living space makes for a lovely result...
It's interesting to us (Wes & Kayla) the idea of designing a "city home" rather than a "country home." When you live in the city, designing something uber urban for everyday life doesn't seem ideal, comfortable or adaptable to the day-in, day-out routines of life, at least for us. But if we lived in the country (or on an island) and had this opportunity, we would go super sleek and hotel-esque, too. We love that this boutique space is in the middle of the old North End, in the heart of downtown Boston. What a great weekend (city) getaway...
- Sub-0 — perfect for tight spaces
- Miele — open kitchen so quiet operation is a must
- Bosch — we really liked their styling when it came to the cooking elements
- Haefele — we wanted something very clean for the kitchen
- The door hardware is FSB — commercial, again, very clean
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