Family LoftContemporary Entry, Boston
The entry area became an 'urban mudroom' with ample storage and a small clean workspace that can also serve as an additional sleeping area if needed. Glass block borrows natural light from the abutting corridor while maintaining privacy.
Photos by Eric Roth.
Construction by Ralph S. Osmond Company.
Green architecture by ZeroEnergy Design.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Put some “speed bumps” in your entry. If your front door opens directly into your living room, it’s all too easy (especially at the end of a long day) to zoom through the entry and plop down on the sofa, leaving a trail of bags, shoes and mail as you go. Slow the pace of entry by putting in some strategically placed “speed bumps” along the way — a bench to sit on to take off your shoes, hooks and floating shelves on the wall, a sofa table with storage below and a tray for collecting mail can all help.And if you own your home and want to make a bigger change, you could think about having a partial wall or another built-in feature installed to help with flow and storage.Home Setups That Serve You: Designing the Entryway
Photography by Eric RothHouzz at a GlanceLocation: South End, BostonSize: 1,750 square feet (163 square meters); 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroomsArchitect Stephanie Horowitz of ZeroEnergy Design moved the front door to line up with the hallway, revealing skyline views the second you walk through the door. She added glass block to borrow light from the building’s corridor, and an extensive storage wall for mechanical units, coats, shoes and other gear. She also worked around a few pesky items and integrated them into the design — a modern chair silhouette wallpaper conceals an electric box that could not be moved, for instance. The vibrant red door matches the color of the firebox. 1080 Cadires Wallpaper: Hygge Cooperative; paint: American White, Benjamin Moore