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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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February 17, 2015
the911s wrote:
Great kitchen. Love the backsplash tile-- do you know what it is?
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Thanks for your question the911s. The tile is from Heath Tile Co. and is called Gun Metal Matte. Hope this helps you with your project.

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November 17, 2014
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Hi and thank you for your question. There are so many variables for using this type of flooring that there is no set answer. We recommend that you contact a flooring company in your area that does this type of work and ask them. We used a subcontractor to handle this floor for us in Boston. If you are local, if you contact us, we would be happy to put you in touch.
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August 28, 2013
pyrbear wrote:
this is a cement floor right? what colors used was glaze used
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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.
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March 31, 2013
wojcie wrote:
The cabinets are just beautiful. What type of wood and finish are they?
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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?
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March 13, 2013
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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!
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July 30, 2012
laorquidia wrote:
what kind of floor is this? it's beautiful! - I love the colors in this room!
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This is a microfinish concrete floor in an old mill.
    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 12:24PM
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thank you!
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