A sophisticated urban oasis comes into its own in this AIA New England award winning, one-of-a-kind designer loft.
This stunning loft is located downtown in Boston's emerging residential conversion mecca that includes Lafayette Lofts
Converted in 2005 and subsequently customized, this space is one of 4 units in a small-sized
(186311, Devonshire_289_5-05.jpg, "Converted in 2005 and subsequently customized, this space is one of 4 units in a small-sized building with direct elevator access to each loft.
11 foot-high ceilings and oversized windows, front + back
(19283, Devonshire_289_4-05.jpg, "11 foot-high ceilings and oversized windows, front + back
(169697, Kingston_35_4-04.jpg, "11 foot-high ceilings and oversized windows, front + back
(11750, Court_Square_Press_306-14.jpg, "11 foot-high ceilings and the courtyard, south-facing exposure add to the loft's sense of space + light.
The main space readily accommodates multiple living areas for dining
'A unique palette of materials
'Maple wood Europly has been employed to integrate both cabinetry and appliances into a uniform design theme.'
The kitchen build-out also includes high-end appliances + fixtures including, Jenn Air
(163850, South_102_2-22.jpg, "The kitchen build-out features other JENN-AIR signature appliances including a double wall oven, refrigerator
(19552, South_86_3A-15.jpg, "The kitchen build-out features plenty of glass-faced overhead cabinets, a kitchen counter with diamond cut stainless steel backsplash.
A glass panel backsplash complements the clean lines of the kitchen counters.
All counter + center island surfaces have been finished with polished concrete.
Whether it's cocktail hour or breakfast the next morning, the kitchen + adjoining dining area are a natural focal point when entertaining at home.
Integrated into the wall of storage cabinets, extending from the kitchen
(5669, South_107_5E-28.jpg, "Integrating the washer/dryer into the kitchen design allows residents to enjoy a 2nd storage closet at the entrance to the loft.
Simply move the dining table aside and pull down the queen-size Murphy bed... perfect for visiting friends + guests.
'Situated in the connecting hallway
Looking down the connecting hallway towards the bedroom suite.
A custom-built, translucent slider/wall panel can be closed
(72462, Lafayette_Lofts_3F-26.jpg, "A custom-built, twin washbasin vanity with wall-length mirror and bright task lighting enhances the bathroom design.
The bedroom area is large enough to accommodate alternative sitting + entertainment areas.
Since this photo shoot a second bedroom has been added to the interior build-out of the bedroom suite — see floor plan below.
Space abounds within the bedroom area to have room for a king-size bed with side tables.
The bedroom is complete with an adjoining full bathroom + laundry en suite.
Translucent slider/wall panels separate the bathroom/laundry facilities from the bedroom area.
The Bamboo flooring featured throughout the loft is continued into the master bathroom.
Featured among the custom finishes within the bathroom is a unique zebra-wood vanity with a trough-style double washbasin.
A concrete, deep-soaking tub sits aside the translucent
(10388, East1st_881_301_05-06.jpg, "A contemporary kitchen features maple cabinetry and a full complement of stainless steel appliances, including: refrigerator with ice maker
(229106, East1st_881_301_16-05.jpg, "A contemporary kitchen features maple cabinetry and a full complement of stainless steel appliances, including: refrigerator with ice maker
(230154, East1st_881_301_16_2-05.jpg, "A contemporary kitchen features maple cabinetry and a full complement of stainless steel appliances, including: refrigerator with ice maker
(230172, East1st_881_301_16_2-14.jpg, "A contemporary kitchen features maple cabinetry and a full complement of stainless steel appliances, including: refrigerator with ice maker
(230176, East1st_881_301_05-06.jpg, "A contemporary kitchen features maple cabinetry and a full complement of stainless steel appliances, including: refrigerator with ice maker
(227010, East1st_881_401_16-07.jpg, "A contemporary kitchen features plenty of cabinetry and a full complement of appliances, including: refrigerator
(79284, D_437_2G-15.jpg, "A convection oven and microwave have been incorporated into the build-out of the surrounding kitchen cabinetry.
Ceci n'est pas une toilette.
(With apologies to Réné Magritte)
Also featured within the bathroom is a separate shower stall with back-painted glass paneled stall surround.
Adjacent to the shower stall is a floor-to-ceiling medicine cabinet.
The bathroom build-out features high-end fixtures including, Boffi
(19563, South_86_3A-26.jpg, "The bathroom can be accessed via a 2nd door opening from the 2nd/guest sleeping area.
'A large twin-door closet houses storage + laundry facilities in the bathroom.'
Within the closet is a washer/dryer hook-up for a full-size electric stackable unit and plenty of open shelving for linen.
With the privacy slider/wall panel open, the design of the space provides a clear sight-line from the bedroom to the front of the loft.
2 panel doors, within the connecting hallway between the bedroom suite + the main space
(19303, Devonshire_289_4-25.jpg, "2 panel doors, within the connecting hallway between the bedroom suite + the main space
(13455, Lincoln_108_3B_06-14.jpg, "2 Shoji Screen-style panel doors slide out of their pocket to give the 2nd bedroom/home office privacy from the main space.
This panel door opens to a large walk-in storage closet.
Featured within the walk-in storage closet are floor-to-ceiling California Closet built-ins.
The building is wired for satellite TV and high-speed Internet access.
The translucent back wall of the master bathroom features a pivoting panel that can be opened for ventilation.
Unique, wall-mounted spigots allow free air-flow of central heating and air conditioning throughout the loft.
A 2nd/guest full bathroom, featuring a back-painted
(10702, Marion_64_1-10.jpg, "A 3 zone, 9 ton capacity HVAC system delivers heating and cooling throughout the loft.
The 2nd bathroom includes a custom-built wooden washbasin + shaving mirror by Agape with Boffi fixtures.
Adjacent to the 2nd/guest bathroom is a wall of storage closets featuring open shelving and closet built-ins.
Foresight has been employed to integrate dimmer-controlled, ceiling-mounted
(11739, Court_Square_Press_306-03.jpg, "Form + function come into their own in this spacious South Boston loft.
Floor-to-ceiling wood panels open + close to reveal alternative means of egress to the unit and additional storage spaces within the loft.
With the panels closed and concealing both the elevator + stairwell access, the loft transforms into a sealed sanctuary from the pell-mell of modern urban life.
Slide the panel open and the private elevator access to the loft is revealed.
The private, keyed-off elevator provides direct access to the building's lobby below.
The Loft is located on the 3rd floor of 289 Devonshire Street
A second bedroom has been added to the interior build-out of the main bedroom suite by jogging-out a wall between the 1st and 2nd windows from the L.H.S. and enclosing the space with a pocket door.