Katrine and Peter's Boston Loft

Katrine and Peter's Boston Loft

Nick Siemaska
Apr 20, 2012

Name: Katrine Hildebrandt + Peter Hussey
Location: Boston, MA
Size: 1800 square feet
Years lived in: 1

Katrine Hildebrant is a sculptor and artist. Peter Hussey is a woodworker and craftsman. Together, this husband and wife duo are designers that have created a beautiful home in their Boston loft. Their aesthetic is warm, natural, and structured from their own creations and wonderful, unique finds.

This spacious Boston loft is zoned for live/work artists, which works perfectly for the creative couple. Whenever inspiration hits, Peter can go to his workshop and Katrine step over to her art studio. This accessibility is invaluable to their craft, and it has also built their home into what it is today.

This loft is an industrial space, with its hard concrete floors and a metal staircase, yet the couple has warmed the space with weathered wood, lots of plants, and art/objects from friends and family. The upstairs shares this vibe with a copper ceiling, skylight, and three headed shower!

One of the most charming, and rare, facets of this Boston loft is its proximity to nature. The living room has a garage-style window that opens up to a beautiful brook. Additionally, the upstairs bedroom doors open up to an expansive roof deck, filled with plants and abundant sun.

It's a pleasure to see such a creative couple fill such an incredible space. You can see more of Peter and Katrine's art, homegoods, and furniture at Boston's twelve chairs and Room 68.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Favorite Element: Having our studios at home. It's great being able to step right in whenever inspiration hits.

Biggest Challenge: Getting used to the Amtrak and commuter rail noise.

Proudest DIY: Building the studio wall & sliding door that separates our living and workspace.

Future Improvement: Peter just made some stair treads from salvaged oak and chestnut to cover the metal grates on the stairs, which will be installed soon.

Best Advice: When working with an industrial space, using weathered wood and lots of plants and art/objects that are from friends/family makes the space feel more warm and inviting.

Dream Sources: Lloyd Kahn's publications.

Resources of Note:


    • old ladder as plant holder
    • garage door that opens to brook
    • Work on paper and sculpture by Katrine Hildebrandt


    • Dining table - old farmhouse door
    • Studio wall separator by Peter Hussey - White washed spruce barn boards


    • Kitchen Island - refinished butcher block


    • copper ceiling
    • three-headed shower


    • WWII Army cot found at yard sale for $3
    • Katrine Hildebrandt pillows

Thanks, Katrine and Peter!

Images: Nick Siemaska

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