Kennard Architects
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Beacon Hill

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BEACON Hill

Boston, MA

Re-imagining all six floors of this historic home required the complete removal of the original framing, from top to bottom.   The new clear span structural work provided for unrestricted room configurations at each level.  The new interiors evoke all the grandeur of a Beacon Hill home, yet with an eloquent minimalist presence.  On the exterior, special attention was placed in the creation of historically accurate windows, doors, wood trims, stone lintels, operable shutters and restored metalwork. 

 
 

 

18,214 LINEAR FEET
of Wide-Plank Oak

46 TAPS
for Potable Water

INNUMERABLE SUBMITTALS
to Historic and Civic Authorities

 
 
 
 

 

“This is truly a serene retreat [visually, audibly, and tactilely] in the midst of a bustling city” – Joseph Kennard

 

 

This Japanese-inspired private sanctuary on the top floor is complete with a steam room, hinoki wood soaking tub, rain-shower-head in a skylight, and a sleeping room.

 

 

CUSTOM STAIRCASE

The central oak staircase was designed to weave together all six-stories of this historic home, with newly planned uses at each level.   The staircase passes seamlessly from the initial entertaining levels to the intimate upper suites. Numerous 3D printed models of the handrail profile were fabricated to refine the feel of this continuous handrail.

 
 
 

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Photography: Jane Messinger