Photography: Eric Roth
Art is at the center of this project. The rooms are galleries for the owners’ collection; walls of paintings compliment sweeping views of the Boston skyline. The design is modern and minimal. A restrained palette of natural materials – white plaster walls wood paneling, stone, glass and polished metal – forms the perfect backdrop for modern paintings, mixed media and photographs.
The furniture, too, is modern and strong; custom pieces are mixed with vintage and new. In the living room the velvet Flexform sofas are paired with T-Gong tables; vintage modern lounge chairs upholstered in pony hide are grouped with a vintage Platner chair and Royan floor lamp. Black leather MR chairs surround a custom Calacutta marble and chrome dining table. The furniture is low; it’s the art and the views that are the focus.
Stern McCafferty’s work in renovating this 3500 square foot apartment was meticulous. The unit was thoroughly renovated to create greater connections between the primary living spaces. The bedroom wing, too, was completely redesigned but with an emphasis on individuality and privacy. The daughter’s room is delicate and theatrical, with a custom-designed, turquoise headboard, poised in front of Christian Lacroix lace wallpaper with a Verner Panton chandelier. A Zig Zag floor lamp in the son’s room compliments the bold geometric wall paper by Flavor Paper.
The views from every room – across the urban grid, the public garden and the river — are stunning. And art fills every wall.