Tasked with restoring this grand Second Empire single family brownstone in the Back Bay of Boston to its original glory, our team set to work with a very specific directive: create a home which felt authentically historic, as if one stepped back in time when crossing the threshold, by transforming a number of compromised, unpolished spaces throughout the entirety of the residence.
Patched damaged original European oak parquet floors, matched and installed legacy trim and turnings, added wall coverings, window treatments, stained glass and period light and gas fixtures were all important aspects of this selective remodel/restoration. Our team worked hard to identify and remove the building of conspicuous anachronisms and ill-conceived and poorly installed and inappropriate finishes. In addition, we elevated the entire residence’s aesthetic to bring a level of sophistication and detail commensurate with this proud residence’s "bones” and historical relevance.
The french polished mahogany “solarium”, complete with resplendent stained glass skylight designed and fabricated by our extended team, is truly one of our proudest installations as a company, equally as much for the transformative impact it had on a wholly under optimized space as for the inherent beauty of the craft therein installed.