S+H worked on a complete renovation of this gorgeous nineteenth-century home (see Historic Victorian Restoration) before being hired by the new homeowners and, again, starting from scratch. This time around, a clean, modern aesthetic was for this three-story beauty in a historic Boston area neighborhood. Recognized as a historic home, the renovation needed to be following the constraints of the historic district. Interior walls were demolished to expand the kitchen and improve the primary suite. The bathrooms were all renovated, but many of the previous owners’ custom marble moldings and door casings remained. Contemporary recessed lights draw attention to the exquisite artwork, and steel doors now grace the front foyer. The previously dark raised paneled library was completely restructured with moldings and a series of built-ins highlighting the Anish Kapoor sculpture. A subtle palette of gray, taupe, and sea-green throughout the private spaces complement the Namibia White stone backing the couple’s tub. This exquisite home’s transformation reflects the homeowner’s exceptional taste and pays homage to the successful design and construction collaboration.
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