This gorgeous high rise penthouse stands in the heart of one of America’s oldest cities, Boston, Massachusetts.
Completed in 2013, this exquisite home design makes the most of its layout with a deep attention to detail and sense of style.
Sprawling over 2,260 square feet, it’s not a small space by any stretch, but the designers were determined to maximize the impact of every inch. The modern style and feature rich floor plan go along way toward that aim.
Located in the landmark Atelier 505 development building, the home was crafted specifically for a couple relocating to Boston’s South End by Hacin + Associates.
The home features custom-designed millwork for the kitchen, living room, and bedroom spaces, designed with clean lines and efficiency in mind. From end to end, warm wood tones contrast with the cool materials and minimalist aesthetic of the modern design.
Subtle textures appear throughout the home, helping to accent the artwork and other important objects collected by the clients over the years. This helps foster a holistic experience within.
The penthouse apartment boasts a pair of terraces, plus massive full height windows all around, offering expansive views over Boston and its famed harbor from nearly any room. This creates a dynamic backdrop to the calming modern fixtures and furniture inside.
The home features a number of stylish and notable furniture pieces that perfectly complement the sleek overall style, creating a warmly cohesive environment for living.
Photography: ©Michael Stavaridis
The living room centers on a sleek set of furniture, including a pair of spherical club chairs and a contemporary grey sectional sofa, plus a steel and glass coffee table at center. A marble fireplace stands between the doorway and one of several full height windows.
Here’s a look at the rich wood paneling and matching hardwood flooring, an element that grants some warmth and contrast to the cool modern tone of the design. An abundance of discreet built-in shelving and cabinetry enhances the living room.
On the opposite wall we see a simple wood hutch below a pair of paintings, and the main entryway to the right. A lone tall-back accent chair bridges the stylistic gap between the warm wood tones and cool, minimalist aesthetic.
The dining room centers on a massive ultra-modern table with a sleek grey surface and stainless steel frame. Slim, minimalist chairs flank the table and emphasize a connection with the large area rug over hardwood flooring.
The open floor plan means that the kitchen opens right into the dining area. Glossy white cabinetry and countertops define this area as distinct from the remainder of the home, while the rich wood paneling and lower cupboards offer a connection.
A secondary family room is perfect for the homeowners’ children, with natural wood shelving built in and direct access to one of the terraces at left. A hideaway sofa provides back up bedding for guests.
A home office space is populated by this stylish and elegant all-wood writing desk. The slim design and shape mesh with the modern look of the penthouse, while the rich wood construction offers a sense of timeless warmth.
The bedroom continues the blend of rich wood tones and modern minimalist styling, with a wall-size shelving and storage unit backing the sleek and contemporary bed. A single colorful work of art hangs on the wall in lieu of a headboard.
Here’s another example of the thoughtful and unique furniture choices that help define the look of this home. Standing in a nook near the kitchen, this elegant reading chair and minimalist table stand with expansive views over Boston.
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