The homeowners bought two units in the Ritz Carlton Towers in the heart of downtown Boston with the intent of converting the spaces into one luxurious unit. Working closely with Rachel Reid Interiors, the two were seamlessly melded into one while maximizing the wrap-around views of Boston Common. Old and new elements were combined to pay homage to the city’s classic and modern architecture mix. Because the breathtaking view became the focal point, the interior aesthetic took on a minimalistic approach – clean lines, a neutral color palette, and bare windows in common spaces. Offsetting the white walls is a dark herringbone floor in the entryway. It was important to the well-traveled homeowners to incorporate their trove of art and vintage pieces from around the world into the space. A standout is the antique iron gate used in one of the doorways. The kitchen was phase two of this project. Dark and narrow, it was re-defined with bright finishes, fixtures, and hardware. The footprint of the space wasn’t dramatic, but Reid and Venegas & Company allocated cabinetry to provide storage and accommodate the homeowners’ entertaining needs. Leather-finished marble countertops and a zinc backsplash further the contemporary feel.
The end result of this city renovation is the ultimate in urban sophistication.