Feinmann, Inc.
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A New Chapter for an Old Space contemporary-kitchen
 

A New Chapter for an Old Space

The design challenge for this loft located in a manufacturing building dating to the late 19th Century was to update it with a more contemporary, modern design, renovate the kitchen and bath, and unify the space while respecting the building’s industrial origins. By rethinking existing spaces and contrasting the rough industrial shell of the building with a sleek modernist interior, the Feinmann team fulfilled the unrealized potential of the space.

Working closely with the homeowners, sophisticated materials were chosen to complement a sleek design and completely change the way one experiences the space.

For safety, selection of of a stainless steel post and handrail with stainless steel cable was installed preserving the open feel of the loft space and created the strong connection between loft and downstairs living space.

In the kitchen, other material choices created the desired contemporary look: custom cabinetry that shows off the wood grain, panelized appliances, crisp white Corian countertops and gunmetal ceramic tiles. In the bath, a simple tub with just sheet of glass instead of a shower curtain keeps the small bath feeling as open as possible.

Throughout, a concrete micro-topped floor with multi-color undertones reiterates the building’s industrial origins. Sleek horizontal lines add to the clean modern aesthetic. The team’s meticulous attention to detail from start to finish captured the homeowner’s desire for a look worthy of Dwell magazine.


Photos by John Horner
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pyrbear wrote:
this is a cement floor right? what colors used was glaze used
   Comment   August 28, 2013
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Hi and thanks for your interest. Yes, this is a cement floor. The finish is called micro-topping and the color is natural.
August 29, 2013 at 12:08PM     
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wojcie wrote:
The cabinets are just beautiful. What type of wood and finish are they?
   Comment   March 31, 2013
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Feinmann, Inc.
Hi and thanks for your interest! We love this project. These are custom cabinets by Henry Built, quarter sawn oak. What makes the room pop is how we mixed the direction of the grains. Beautiful, isn't it?
April 24, 2013 at 2:06PM     
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justbuilding wrote:
Love the floors. Would ypu be able to share more information about how to achieve this? - Perhaps you can also share the name of the subcontractor who finished the floors as I live in the area. Would love to achieve this in our basement.
   Comment   March 13, 2013
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Feinmann, Inc.
Hi and thanks for your question. If you call our office, we'd be happy to speak with you about the floor of this condominium. 781-860-9800 ex. 15. Thanks!
March 19, 2013 at 5:51AM   
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laorquidia wrote:
what kind of floor is this? it's beautiful! - I love the colors in this room!
   Comment   July 30, 2012
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Feinmann, Inc.
This is a microfinish concrete floor in an old mill.
July 30, 2012 at 12:24PM   
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thank you!
July 31, 2012 at 9:14AM   
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anne13 wrote:
Dimensions - What are the dimensions of the built-in kitchen?
   Comment   October 19, 2012

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